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Old 05-23-2019, 10:00 PM
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A lady and I were discussing the wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones. The lady wondered if there was a specific reason that they did not have their wedding at Westminster Abbey?
I don't think they wanted to be married there or they would of been.



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Old 05-23-2019, 10:24 PM
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A lady and I were discussing the wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones. The lady wondered if there was a specific reason that they did not have their wedding at Westminster Abbey?
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The wedding is meant to be a relatively low-key affair, with no ceremonial state or military involvement. No politicians - not even Mr Blair - will be present, underlining the couple's wish for their day not to be a state occasion.
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Married in WA they would have been expected to have a wedding like Andrew or Anne's first wedding was. They wished to avoid this and have a more private family wedding (filmed and all),
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:54 PM
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You have to remember that the 70s and 80s were very different times in England. I think the notion of “moderation” was more in tune with the late 1990s. JMHO
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:19 AM
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Their wedding was also during the time when the Royal Family was unpopular due to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (Her death was only 2 years prior). I believe that is one of the reasons why they scale it back as much as they did.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:52 AM
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Their wedding was also during the time when the Royal Family was unpopular due to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (Her death was only 2 years prior). I believe that is one of the reasons why they scale it back as much as they did.
And after all the divorces of hi siblings and the scandals around the divorces.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:52 PM
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Their wedding was also during the time when the Royal Family was unpopular due to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (Her death was only 2 years prior). I believe that is one of the reasons why they scale it back as much as they did.
Obviously Edward and Sophie did not marry at St. Paul's Cathedral, where Lady Diana wed Prince Charles. Otherwise a wedding a St. Paul's might have been a state occasion.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:18 PM
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Obviously Edward and Sophie did not marry at St. Paul's Cathedral, where Lady Diana wed Prince Charles. Otherwise a wedding a St. Paul's might have been a state occasion.
Edward and Sophie would never have had a state wedding even if they wanted. State weddings are in the UK for the monarch and heir. Even William's was only classified as a semi-state wedding. He may have got a wedding like Andrew and Anne, with all the official guests and pomp, but it would not be a 'state wedding'.

Location doesn't play a role. St Paul's was never an option. Charles and Diana married at St Paul's as they needed the space. They had 3500 guests. Its the only church that could house that many guests.

If he had the pomp wedding of his brother and sister, Edward would have married at Westminster. WA is the church for royal weddings, funerals, coronations and other significant moments. If not for the size of their guest list, Charles and Diana would have wed there as well.
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