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Old 10-17-2017, 05:26 AM
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I don't think any of the Swedes had a balcony kiss? You can still get ''the kiss'' without the balcony but it doesn't offer the amazing footage with the overhead fly etc.
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:35 AM
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I don't think any of the Swedes had a balcony kiss? You can still get ''the kiss'' without the balcony but it doesn't offer the amazing footage with the overhead fly etc.
There was kisses alright. Loads of them. Both when stepping out of church and at Lejonbacken where both Victoria & Carl Philip said a few words. Madeline and Chris instead chose to greet the crowds at Slottsbacken outside the entrance to the Palace church. The latter wedding was by choice more lowkey than those of her siblings.
Fly bys aren't a tradition at Royal events in Sweden.
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:59 AM
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What would be so wrong with the scenario in which Harry and Meghan announce their engagement and, at the same time, announce that Meghan is seeking British citizenship? There would probably be time enough between the engagement announcement and the wedding for everything to be cleared without "jumping the queue" so to speak.

To me, its an asset to do something like this. Its, in a way, similar to Kate being confirmed in the CoE in preparing for her upcoming wedding to William.

If anything, the announcement that Meghan is seeking British citizenship would enhance things rather than detract from them. Sometimes its the effort that is shown that makes the best impressions.
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:07 AM
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NOTHING would be wrong with that, Osipi !

As you say there is likely to be plenty of time between the announcement of engagement and the Wedding for a normal application to be processed.

It's merely that SO many here are in such a hurry for their Royal Wedding 'fix', they expect the correct procedure to be bypassed...
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:41 AM
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I honestly don't see her having the need for a fiancée visa. Go as a tourist and leave the furniture. And really what is she going to do with her furniture in London? Harry currently lives in a 2-bedroom cottage. Highly doubt he's living without furniture so far. She'll be granted British citizenship upon marriage more likely than having to wait a few years as normal folks would do.

If she REALLY wants to change Harry's furniture in the meantime, they both have the means to buy new furniture.
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:21 AM
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I will be terribly disappointed if Harry and Meghan marry anywhere other than the Abbey!

Even though St. George's is a pretty venue, for me it seems somehow second-rate, for minor members of the royal family, and I know that is how I will regard it.

(And you know there will be plenty of people saying Meghan wasn't allowed to marry in the Abbey, etc.)
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:25 AM
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St George’s is a royal peculiar just like the Abbey and it’s also where the Garter ceremony takes place every year. I wouldn’t say it’s second rate, just smaller.
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:50 AM
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Only those who have never visited St Georges Chapel could describe it as 'second rate' !

It has arguably the finest Perpendicular Gothic interior in the World, is flooded with light [unlike the stygian gloom of Westminster Abbey], and remains a coherent and beautiful space [unlike WA which is stuffed full of far too many funerary monuments].
Were I casting round for a wedding venue I know which of the two I would plump for !

https://www.eyerevolution.co.uk/wp-c...sor-castle.jpg
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:54 AM
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A matter of taste I suppose....I prefer the Abbey over St Georges myself.


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Old 10-17-2017, 09:05 AM
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YOU may say so, but the general public in Britain [where it matters] fail to see the 'servitude', see only the glamour, Palaces and [for Women], Jewels.

So 'jumping the Queue' for the already immensely privileged is not acceptable, and Ms Markle has better join the end of it [like EVERYONE else].
I have to disagree; if it were true that it's completely unacceptable for privileged people to jump the queue, the UK wouldn't have a visa class that literally allows you to show up with 2 million pounds and walk through the door 3 months later. Further, the amount of time it takes you to apply for indefinite leave to remain goes down the more you invest (5 years for 2 million, 3 years for 5 million, and 2 years for 10 million).

There always have been and always will be ways for the privileged to jump the queue; the only difference between a person using the investor class visa and someone joining the royal family is that there's more scrutiny on the latter.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:18 AM
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more scrutiny on the latter.
It is the Scrutiny that MATTERS, as it will affect perceptions, and will undoubtedly be used by those who are less than keen on Ms Markle joining the Royal family.
The 'investor class' and can be argued over [altho' other Countries offer similar 'incentives'], but are certainly not relevant to this thread.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:38 AM
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It is the Scrutiny that MATTERS, as it will affect perceptions, and will undoubtedly be used by those who are less than keen on Ms Markle joining the Royal family.
The 'investor class' and can be argued over [altho' other Countries offer similar 'incentives'], but are certainly not relevant to this thread.
There is going to be some jumping the queue here no matter what. If not for a visa, it'll be for citizenship. I highly doubt she'll start her marriage as a non-British citizen. It'll be fast tracked.

And look at it another way is that as soon as an engagement is announced, she'll be assigned her own Scotland Yard RPO. How are the Brits going to feel if they are paying for round the clock security for someone who isn't going to be a British citizen soon? I can only imagine.

That might be another reason why an engagement won't be announced until next year. It gives her the freedom to travel and see her family for Christmas if she wishes. If she is a royal fiancee by then, it get a lot more complicated security wise and PR wise.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:16 AM
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Now that Kate's due date has been announced -

Can they announce the engagement in December / January and marry sometime in March / early April before baby Cambridge #3 arrives ?
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:20 AM
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Given the new information on due date, I think the wedding will likely be late May/June at the earliest.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:24 AM
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I'm still hoping for March (not as likely) or May (probably the most likely if they go with sooner rather than later).


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Old 10-17-2017, 10:40 AM
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May at the absolute earliest. Kate will give birth have a bit of bonding time with family and then it’s clear sailing. But a lot logistical planning will have to be used for two significant royal events.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:44 AM
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Only those who have never visited St Georges Chapel could describe it as 'second rate' !

It has arguably the finest Perpendicular Gothic interior in the World, is flooded with light [unlike the stygian gloom of Westminster Abbey], and remains a coherent and beautiful space [unlike WA which is stuffed full of far too many funerary monuments].
Were I casting round for a wedding venue I know which of the two I would plump for !

https://www.eyerevolution.co.uk/wp-c...sor-castle.jpg
St George's is beautiful but since this would be the first royal wedding involving my favorite royal, I would like to see him have something a little grander, ending with a balcony appearance. I'd be a bit disappointed if we didn't get to see that.

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Now that Kate's due date has been announced -

Can they announce the engagement in December / January and marry sometime in March / early April before baby Cambridge #3 arrives ?
They could but I don't see them going for that short of an engagement. May is probably the earliest they'd marry.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:47 AM
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I also don’t understand the rush for Meghan and Harry to get married. It’s almost like a shotgun wedding

I know fans are eager but Kate’s due will be taken into account. She went into May with Charlotte.

Meghan and Harry have loads of time.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:55 AM
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Now that Kate's due date has been announced -

Can they announce the engagement in December / January and marry sometime in March / early April before baby Cambridge #3 arrives ?
With this news confirmed I can see them announcing either late Nov or early Dec and wedding date late May or early June.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:56 AM
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I'm not sure who isn't considering Kate's due date or suggesting it won't be taken into account? That said, it should hardly be Harry or Meghan's primary concern. If the baby is due in early April for example, then May is just fine for a wedding.
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