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Old 06-09-2013, 08:33 PM
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Because as long as you can afford one, you can wear one. That's the only thing that really determines nowadays, whether you wear one or you don't. Pony up the cash, and you can get a decent-looking headpiece for special events, like your brother marrying a daughter of the King of Sweden.
Tiaras are just jewelry. You can wear them or bracelets or earrings, who cares. The other concept is ridiculous. No one is better than another.
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At lest one of his sisters are actually nobility. His sister Natascha is married to Graf Enst von Abensperg und Traun.
And the other one is married to Henry d' Abo who is the son of Lady Ursula Manners, daughter of the 9th Duke of Rutland.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:12 PM
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I have to say, following a few others that have posted, I was not a big fan of Chris. In fact, I struggled to find anything in their pairing that inspired me to believe that they were in love and he was a good match for her. I don't find him attractive in any sense of the word, but that is my personal taste and has nothing to do with what others may see. To be honest....I kind of found him to be rather cold and arrogant. I struggled to find anything good to say so I thought best not to say anything.

That being said.....after seeing the emotion, happiness and joy on his face throughout the ceremony and how proud he was to show off his new bride....I am sold. He struggled to hold back his tears when he first saw her walking towards him and when hearing "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" sung. He again broke down when the Minister spoke to them about the importance of the little things in a relationship that make a marriage. He couldn't contain himself or hold back his affection each time he looked at her. I had tears in my eyes throughout the ceremony, not because it was a wedding....but because the beauty of the feelings displayed. THAT was pure naked emotion and showed me all that I missed from pictures and brief videos of this couple.

I am happy for Madeleine. I am happy for the Swedish Royal Family. I am happy to see that two daughters married men who on the outside may not be what we might view as the "right" kind of men to marry important royal Princesses, but on the inside are everything these Princesses need. :)
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:12 PM
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Hope this doesn't come across as judgey or whatever (I don't mean it as such!) but why were Chris's sisters wearing tiaras? They're not royalty or even nobility, so, personally, It's not what I'd choose to do in that situation. Loved their mom's fascinator, though!
Chris's sisters both married into the aristocracy, one British and the other Austrian. So they were more than likely wearing family heirlooms from their respective husbands.

The O'Neills are about as high society as they come.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:10 PM
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Because as long as you can afford one, you can wear one. That's the only thing that really determines nowadays, whether you wear one or you don't. Pony up the cash, and you can get a decent-looking headpiece for special events, like your brother marrying a daughter of the King of Sweden.
They're married to nobility. I don't think they would've worn the tiaras otherwise. That would be embarrassing and tacky.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:18 PM
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I have to agree. It reminds me of Paris Hilton/Kim Kardashian/reality TV star type wanna-be's when I see non aristocratic women bouncing around with tiaras on their heads, whether they can afford them or not.

I will never forgot Prince Charles pre wedding ball when Betsey Bloomingdale showed up wearing a tiara. She looked even more pretentious and affected than she normally did. The British press in particular was simply merciless.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:32 PM
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I have to say, following a few others that have posted, I was not a big fan of Chris. In fact, I struggled to find anything in their pairing that inspired me to believe that they were in love and he was a good match for her. I don't find him attractive in any sense of the word, but that is my personal taste and has nothing to do with what others may see. To be honest....I kind of found him to be rather cold and arrogant. I struggled to find anything good to say so I thought best not to say anything.

That being said.....after seeing the emotion, happiness and joy on his face throughout the ceremony and how proud he was to show off his new bride....I am sold. He struggled to hold back his tears when he first saw her walking towards him and when hearing "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" sung. He again broke down when the Minister spoke to them about the importance of the little things in a relationship that make a marriage. He couldn't contain himself or hold back his affection each time he looked at her. I had tears in my eyes throughout the ceremony, not because it was a wedding....but because the beauty of the feelings displayed. THAT was pure naked emotion and showed me all that I missed from pictures and brief videos of this couple.

I am happy for Madeleine. I am happy for the Swedish Royal Family. I am happy to see that two daughters married men who on the outside may not be what we might view as the "right" kind of men to marry important royal Princesses, but on the inside are everything these Princesses need. :)
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:05 AM
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Hope this doesn't come across as judgey or whatever (I don't mean it as such!) but why were Chris's sisters wearing tiaras? They're not royalty or even nobility, so, personally, It's not what I'd choose to do in that situation. Loved their mom's fascinator, though!
Tatjana is married to John Henry Erland d’Abo, the grandson of the 9th Duke of Rutland John Henry Montagu Manners. Henry's mother was Lady Ursula Manners. Henry owns a family estate in West Wratting outside Cambridge, the oldest parts of the house are from 1710.
http://www.theorangeryclub.com/about_us.htm

Natascha is married to the austrian count Ernst Rudolf Ferdinand Felix Maria von Abensperg und Traun. Ernst and Natascha live in a castle in Maissau.

Expressen tells about the "Beard mystery" of Carl Philip. At the official wedding photos it looks like he has much more beard than when he walked to the Chapel with queen Silvia. The photographer Ewa-Marie Rundquist tells that the photos were taken directly after the wedding. She says that Carl Philip stands furthest from the light, so it may be that the shadow falls so. There is absolutely nothing odd with the picture, she says.
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I think that the lighting at the photos wasn't the best possible.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:18 AM
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I'm not Swedish, or Danish, or Nowegian, so I can't comment on Swedes or anyone being influenced by Americans regarding brides being walked down the aisle by their father, but to blame it on one culture is wrong, imo. My family is German and it's a tradition in Germany, among some as far as I know, to have the bride walked down the aisle by her father (or a male member of her family). It's a british custom. It's an Australian Custom.
Yep, it's a custom in many European countries, incl. Britain! Some expert in the live wedding coverage said that it used to be a Swedish custom several centuries ago!

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It's very silly, imo, to blame it entirely on America. There are legit reasons to dislike America & American culture, I don't see this as being one of them..
As a Dane I don't associate the father-giving-away-thing with America whatsoever, nor would a Brit. However you've got to accept that it might be different to a Swede because in Sweden the custom has been obsolete for so long!!!
While we're discussing it: we (the Europeans in general ) do get influenced by esp. American customs via films and TV -series. An example: In American films the bride is usually walked up (or 'down'- cross out the one not applicable ) the aisle to the Bridal Chorus By Richard Wagner ('Here comes the bride*) . That's definetely not the tradition in my country but many brides believe so, because they've seen it on TV!). So TV has a big influence, and if you want to keep your own customs intact I think that protests are in order!

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Old 06-10-2013, 04:32 AM
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They're married to nobility. I don't
think they would've worn the tiaras otherwise. That would be embarrassing and tacky.
Anyone can wear a tiara at least at a Scandinavian RF event if
the invitation says 'tiaras may be worn'. Some well-to-do commoners
do so if they're often invited to these galas, but it's normally a headpiece - albeit genuine! - on the more discreet side. These women are careful not to not to upstage the royals!
What's important is that the tiara must be genuine! No paste of any sort - the cute little tiara I once bought in Las Vegas for 12 dollars would be an absolute no-go !
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:35 AM
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Not a traditional wedding waltz: Madeleine and Chris had chosen Robbie Williams' version of "Mr Bojangles" as their wedding waltz.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:56 AM
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Has anyone seen the photo's of Prince Frederik at Princess Madeleine's wedding? Does anyone else think he appeared to be very slim; almost unhealthily so?

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:39 AM
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Has anyone seen the photo's of Prince Frederik at Princess Madeleine's wedding? Does anyone else think he appeared to be very slim; almost unhealthily so?
He is trim and fit and very good looking if you ask me.
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Well I cannot disagree with Osipi on this subject! I've observed CP Frederik for many years now and would say that he has maintained an excellent, trim physique throughout. He's certainly not lost weight as far as I can see. In fact, from the photo I saw of him walking in Stockholm with CP Pavlos teh other day, he appears to have toned up his chest muscles abit (compared to a beach photo I saw of him and his family a few years ago!).
Facially, Frederik has matured quite abit from his boyish, cute days in his 20's and 30's and is more handsome now than ever before. So, Neillondon, don't worry - I think he's fine!
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Yet again, Sweden has provided us with another wonderfully festive royal wedding and I am enchanted! I really don't think you can beat an early summer wedding in Sweden - sunshine, water, summer flowers, tradition and modernity all roled into one great big super wonderful event!
I absloutely loved that all the guests got onto a boat to travel to the reception - so much fun and excitement, one can only imagine how it was to see the amazing palace looming up as the boat gets nearer!
Princess Madeleine looked so beautiful and regal, yet her gown I think was modestly traditional. I loved the children singing as she walked up the aisle too!
Everyone looked so happy and gorgeous in their finary, especially Victoria.
Finally, Chris looked great and I consider the two Swedish princesses have each got themselves the perfect husband!
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:33 AM
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I love Mr Bojangle's, what a great choice! I wish we had seen the waltz, but I understand they wanted the reception to be private.

I think Frederik looks awful as of late, but I have ALWAYS thought Joachim looks terrible. He looks 10 years older than Frederik, even though he is younger!
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Yep, it's a custom in many European countries, incl. Britain! Some expert in the live wedding coverage said that it used to be a Swedish custom several centuries ago!

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Kerstin Hagsgård from the Royal Court pointed out that Swedish royal brides have usually been escorted to the altar by their father/brother/other relative with the exception of Princess Christina and Queen Silvia.

I think Victoria (and now Madeleine) entering with the King but approaching the altar with the groom was a good compromise. Also, given all the prior speculation that the King did not approve of Daniel, I think the King walking Victoria halfway down the aisle was a symbolic act to show his approval.
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