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Old 06-18-2008, 02:11 AM
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The Queen's wedding in November 1947 was a major event. So it is possible that Prince William and Catherine might married in the fall or early winter 2009. Prince William might want a different wedding then his parents, which was in the summer. It will depend what season the couple perfers to marry in. I see the fall and early winter 2009 as a good time. Prince William can get use to his next career out of the military of royal duties, find a home for them, decorate it, planning a wedding and even start taking Catherine on some of the royal duties. So not to have situations that his mom and dad first married had.
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:31 AM
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Yes, I know, it's an article form that publication, but still - to paraphrase Elspeth: sometimes even tabloids get some things right... So, okay:

Has Kate's mum got a royal date? | Mail Online

Her appearance at a Windsor Castle Garter ceremony was the first formal sign that the Queen is preparing to welcome Kate Middleton officially into the Royal Family.
And now, just two days later, I have news which could indicate Miss Middleton's romance with Prince William is to step up another gear. According to Ascot sources, Kate's mother has been invited to the royal box during this week's race meeting.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:15 AM
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I'm one of millions, I guess, from around the world,who hope that William does indeed become engaged to Catherine.

She's attractive, obviously intelligent and well-educated, dresses neatly and with propriety, and obviously loves William and he, her. Theirs is a long-term relationship which bodes well for their future and mutual happiness, and I think that many royal couplings would have benefited from such a long-term acquaintance.

I thought that the photos of Catherine and Harry laughing at William's Garter Knight paraphernalia were absolutely charming. It boded well for Catherine and Williams' future, I believe. Here's hoping.....
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:02 AM
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I saw the link below from the National Ledger. Not quite the Financial Times in stature, but the story says that Prince William has a large gap in his schedule in July 2009. The story also mentions the Queen inviting Carole Middleton to Ladies Day. The former is huge, the latter is even bigger. If indeed Carole Middleton shows up, I will be monitoring flights to London and making hotel reservations for next July.

National Ledger - Prince William and Kate Middleton: Preparing for the Wedding?
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:18 AM
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At best all of these is speculation. Then one wonders why isn't her father mentioned anywhere.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:58 AM
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Why on Earth woould William marry in July. I see that as a curse month to the Windsors. Charles and Diana and Andrew and Sarah married in July, two of the most famous break-ups in Windsor history.Besides, you know they got the thing about Kate's mum from the Daily Mail right.
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Well, the weather for one thing....
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:46 PM
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They were in a time when public displays of affection were frowned on. They were basically friendly when they married but then developed a very deep love later on. Their love notes to each other during their marriage are absolutely lovely.

I think that Kate standing next to Camilla is significant. William's next in line for the throne after his father; Kate stands next to the heir-to-the-throne's wife. There it is for all to see.
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:58 PM
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Kate seems determined to make it to the finish line, I just hope they wait a bit longer.
Don't you mean 'makes it to the start line', she is only in the collecting ring at the moment!
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:10 PM
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i think these two will marry.
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:52 PM
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Don't you mean 'makes it to the start line', she is only in the collecting ring at the moment!
I think she left the start line a few years back. She will collect the trophy if she gets first at the finish line.........lol
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:25 PM
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i do understand what you mean but i still think there's more than meets the eye, more than just "acceptance".

Wouldn't a spring announcement be cutting it rather close if it were to be a summer wedding? i'm with you though L2C....watch those flights and hotel rooms!
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:34 PM
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I still don't believe she's been accepted by the Queen yet, I won't believe it until I see it.
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:43 PM
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I think she left the start line a few years back. She will collect the trophy if she gets first at the finish line.........lol
But the wedding is only the start!
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:35 PM
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I don't think we can compare King George V and Queen Mary to Queen Beatrix, Prince Claus or King Badouin, Queen Fabiola. The first couple were from the Victorian era where I do not think they expressed affections quite openly in the British high society - apart from the fact that it was an arranged marriage (that was why Queen Alexandda was such a breath of fresh air). But there was definitely a high level of 'comfortable' interaction in the public image of King George V and Queen Mary during their marriage. I do not feel they were at all remote from one another. But we are told they were remote from their children but certainly not their grandchildren!

I, too am abit disappointed at the lack of affection demonstrated between Prince William and Kate but it could be that they are just too careful before an engagement is announced. By contrast one can feel the vibes existing between Prince Harry and Chelsy.
I suppose you are right, but I don't think I ever saw a photo of the two of them looking anything like man and wife. And I have studied photos of MANY Victorian couples! In some cases(Victoria and Albert, Czar Nicholas and Czarina Alexandra) the couples were Victorian and correct in public but from reading their letters and diaries one could certainly not say that they weren't hot blooded...VERY hot blooded in fact. I can't picture George and Mary writing some of the things that Alexandra and Nikolai did to one another...I just cannot!

"....yours, YOURS until life endures! And when this life ends we will meet again in the next, NEVER to be parted again...I LOVE YOU. Those three words have my life in them...." (Alexandra to Nikolas on their wedding night, written to her husband in his diary)

Anyway, I personally don't see what the big deal between William and Kate-or CATHERINE as we are now calling her-is...I think one can tell from their photos that they are a "couple" and that is all the public needs to know. I personally don't really need to see them kissing, making goo goo eyes or even holding hands.

William is the heir to the Throne and I like his dignity and restraint...maybe it's just their style as a couple.
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Check out a picture toward the end of James Pope-Hennessey's book!

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I suppose you are right, but I don't think I ever saw a photo of the two of them looking anything like man and wife.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:55 PM
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They were in a time when public displays of affection were frowned on. They were basically friendly when they married but then developed a very deep love later on. Their love notes to each other during their marriage are absolutely lovely.
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The above post (this thread post #290) was about King George V and Queen Mary and I always got that impression about them too, but I cannot support it right now with written proof as you have done with Alexandra and Nicholas. I daresay if we see a picture of those two they would appear just as grim as King George V and Queen Mary as they are all from that era when posing for a photograph was serious business indeed.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:50 AM
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Check out a picture toward the end of James Pope-Hennessey's book!
Scanned from the book (the original is not a sharp photograph). Queen Mary is being tactile.


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Old 06-19-2008, 11:10 AM
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Scanned from the book (the original is not a sharp photograph). Queen Mary is being tactile.


A very nice and touching picture. I seem to recall that I read somewhere that king George V. used to nap with queen Mary after lunch regularily, which I really think is a sign of very intense closeness between two people, especially as they get older.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:06 PM
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I see many posts here attesting that the passing out parade was a "private" affair, but I remember distinctly that it was mentioned on the Court Circular, as The Queen attends this event in a regular course to make the inspection of the new officers. I always think of Court Circular events as being official.
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