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Old 04-06-2005, 06:36 PM
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The odds of aliens landing were only 10,000 to 1? Somehow I'd have put it closer to the tens of millions, but whatever...
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:13 PM
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It was only put off for a day. And it was Camilla that wanted to get married in the first place.
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:22 PM
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I don't think Camilla is pushing for marriage at this point--why would she? Most divorced older women have no desire to be a wife again. Especially in her case where she has her house, she has her lover, and she has money! I'm sure Charles is the one pushing for this--he's finally standing up to his parents.
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Another wedding headache for Charles?

There may be even more bad luck ahead for Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, with snow, ice and blizzards expected this weekend.

Weathermen say it is set to rain on the royal parade, and 100,000 racegoers at Aintree for the Grand National, as an Arctic blast pushes down from the North.

As the Prince of Wales and Mrs Parker Bowles tie the knot, Windsor will be a chilly 6C - well down on the seasonal average of 12C - and it will feel even cooler with a wind-chill factor, coupled with showers.

And at the races in Liverpool temperatures will struggle to reach 5C, with the possibility of rain and sleet.

Arctic conditions are also predicted for parts of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and higher ground will see "atrocious" conditions setting in, according to the Met Office.

All areas will see much colder weather in the next few days, and anyone planning outdoor activities this week is advised to check the latest conditions beforehand, the Met Office advises.

But the cold snap will be brief, as the wintry conditions abate and spring returns gradually over the weekend.

Warmer air is forecast to come in from the West through the weekend, returning temperatures to more like their spring averages by next week.


what do you guys think...will there be anymore "Surprises" that would ruin their wedding?
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:44 PM
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Tuesday April 5, 02:52 PM

Snow? Aliens? Subjects invited to bet on latest royal wedding mishap

Click to enlarge photoLONDON (AFP) - It has already suffered a royal snub, planning gremlins and a last-minute postponement. Now, people are being asked to bet on the next mishap to hit the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

The cheeky offer from a firm of bookmakers came after the wedding was put back by a day to Saturday to avoid a clash with the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

Previously, the happy couple were hit by the news that Charles's mother, Queen Elizabeth II, will not attend the marriage ceremony, just a blessing service afterwards.

The venue also had to be switched from Windsor Castle, the royal residence in Berkshire, to Windsor's town hall after officials realised that licensing the castle for the civil ceremony would have meant allowing other couples to wed there.

In odds released Tuesday by bookmakers William Hill, people can gamble at 33-1 that a fed-up Camilla will stand Charles up on the day.

The odds for the Prince to do the same are 40-1, while 25-1 buys a bet that Charles's son Prince William will lose the couple's wedding rings.

Even more hopefully, the chances of snowstorms or floods were given at 100-1, while the odds of aliens landing in Windsor on the wedding day were 10,000-1.



it's kinda the same stuff...but who would buy for "aliens landing in Windsor" on their wedding day?!
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:56 PM
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I just checked out WE channel in the U.S. :)

The schedule has coverage of the royal wedding at these times:
6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday
1 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.

I live in the central time zone. :)
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:14 PM
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Another wedding headache for Charles?

There may be even more bad luck ahead for Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, with snow, ice and blizzards expected this weekend.

Weathermen say it is set to rain on the royal parade, and 100,000 racegoers at Aintree for the Grand National, as an Arctic blast pushes down from the North.

As the Prince of Wales and Mrs Parker Bowles tie the knot, Windsor will be a chilly 6C - well down on the seasonal average of 12C - and it will feel even cooler with a wind-chill factor, coupled with showers.

And at the races in Liverpool temperatures will struggle to reach 5C, with the possibility of rain and sleet.

Arctic conditions are also predicted for parts of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and higher ground will see "atrocious" conditions setting in, according to the Met Office.

All areas will see much colder weather in the next few days, and anyone planning outdoor activities this week is advised to check the latest conditions beforehand, the Met Office advises.

But the cold snap will be brief, as the wintry conditions abate and spring returns gradually over the weekend.

Warmer air is forecast to come in from the West through the weekend, returning temperatures to more like their spring averages by next week.


what do you guys think...will there be anymore "Surprises" that would ruin their wedding?
All of this is odd, guys. Do you think that a higher power is trying to tell them something
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:19 PM
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All of this is odd, guys. Do you think that a higher power is trying to tell them something
If I were a superstitious person, I'd certainly think so
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:28 AM
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YES. He is the most irresponsible person that I have ever seen.
If you thought it through carefully, I'm pretty sure you could come up with other people who have caused more chaos and mayhem in the world than the Prince of Wales.

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Old 04-07-2005, 09:50 AM
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From BBC:


Charles and Camilla will be married in a civil ceremony at the Guildhall, followed by a blessing at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. They will then have a reception in the state apartments of the castle.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:58 AM
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From BBC News:

'Like a pair of comfy old slippers'
By Jennie Bond
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Theirs is a love that has endured - rightly and wrongly - for more than 30 years.



It was at the start of the 70s that Charles and Camilla met at a polo match... where else?

The story goes that, in her raunchy, ribald way, she went up to the prince and said: "My great-grandmother was your great-great-grandfather's lover. So how about it?"

Well if she didn't say it, she should have because it's a peach of a line.

How different history would have been if they'd recognised the strength of their feelings back then and married one another first time round.

It's unlikely that Camilla would ever have been as popular as the innocent and beguiling Diana Spencer, but I believe she would have been accepted as the Princess of Wales, and future queen.

As it is, after a lusty affair, Charles went off to the Navy and dithered - aware that Camilla was not the "virgin bride" he felt he was obliged to seek out.

And Camilla fell back into the arms of her dashing cavalry officer lover, Andrew Parker Bowles.

Charles was bereft, but eventually wooed and wed Diana.

Only Charles and Camilla know the truth about how long they were faithful to their respective partners.

The prince certainly remained close to Camilla and her husband. Indeed he became godfather to their son, Tom, in 1974.

And there's no doubt that, a decade later, as his marriage to Diana began to implode, the only person who could truly comfort Charles was Camilla.

It was during those difficult - and eventually tragic - years that the prince focused on what for him became a fundamental but simple fact: whatever other sacrifices he might have to make, Camilla was "non-negotiable".

It was a powerful, uncompromising statement - and one that he has stuck to rigidly in the face of parental and public disapproval.

Camilla is his soul mate. She understands him, panders to his needs and sympathises when he feels the world is against him - which is often.

They share a love of the countryside, of hunting and dogs, of walking in the rain and gardening.

After so many years of friendship and love, they are like a pair of comfy old slippers together.

Divorces happen. They are never pleasant, but most of us get a second chance of happiness.

Why should Charles and Camilla be any different? In middle age they are embarking on a marriage they should have begun three decades ago.

They have travelled a difficult, dangerous and sometimes devious road.

Their relationship has rocked the monarchy and caused a great deal of unhappiness to others.

Now as they try to put their house in order, their wedding plans have been dogged by the sort of bad luck you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy.

The past is over. Diana cannot be brought back or replaced. Even she accepted that Camilla was the love of Charles's life - in fact she once told me that she thought Camilla had been loyal and discreet and deserved some form of recognition.

Well, now she's going to get it. As the years roll by and we get more used to seeing the Duchess of Cornwall at Charles's side, she may eventually earn the recognition I think is hers by right: to be called Queen Camilla.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:59 PM
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Carey to read at wedding blessing

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, who urged the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles to marry, will read at their wedding blessing.

Lord Carey will read from the Book of Revelation during the service on Saturday, Clarence House has announced.

Actor Timothy West, a friend of the couple, will also read. Musician Jools Holland and comic Sanjeev Bhaskar will be among the 800 guests.

The St George's Chapel service follows a civil ceremony in Windsor Guildhall.

Wordsworth ode

Lord Carey last year revealed in memoirs that he had counselled the prince over his relationship with Mrs Parker Bowles and said it would be the "natural thing" for them to marry.

Timothy West will read William Wordsworth's Ode: Intimations of Immortality during the 45-minute service.

The ceremony has been arranged in consultation with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who will conduct the service.

Prince Charles and the new Duchess of Cornwall will recite the strongest act of penitence from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

The couple will read: "We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed, against thy Divine Majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us."

The prince will also pledge to be faithful to his new wife.

Queen to attend

Clarence House revealed that the postponement of the wedding from Friday, to avoid a clash with the Pope's funeral, meant 20 people could no longer attend the blessing.

But four others were now able to make it, aides said.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be present, but are not attending the earlier civil ceremony.

Aides have kept secret that ceremony's order of service, but it is known there are to be no readings or music.

The Queen will hold a lunch for visiting foreign royals after the wedding.
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Guest list for the Civil Marriage Ceremony in Guildhall on Saurday
(as released on the official website of the Prince of Wales)

HRH Prince William
HRH Prince Harry

HRH The Duke of York
HRH Princess Beatrice
HRH Princess Eugenie

TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex

HRH The Princess Royal
Timothy Laurence
Peter Phillips
Zara Phillips

HRH Princess Alexandra

Viscount and Viscountess Linley

Mr Daniel and Lady Sarah Chatto

Major Bruce Shand
Mr Bruce Shand

Mr and Mrs Simon Elliot
Mr Ben Elliot
Miss Katie Elliot
Mr and Mrs Luke Irwin

Mr Tom Parker Bowles
Ms Sara Buys

Miss Laura Parker Bowles
Mr Larry Lopes
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Charles and Camilla to admit 'sins and wickedness' in service
By Simon Freeman, Times Online

The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles will admit their "manifold sins and wickedness" in the Anglican church's strongest language when their wedding is blessed by the Archbishop of Canterbury on Saturday.

The Prince will pledge to be faithful to his new wife in the service of prayer and dedication at St George's Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Instead of the more recent and moderate prayers of penitence written for divorcees, the Prince and the new Duchess of Cornwall will then join the congregation in reading what is regarded as the most severe act of penitence from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

The confession reads: "We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed."

Charles and Camilla will then say: “We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. Have mercy upon us .... Forgive us all that is past.” Both have committed adultery during their previous marriages.

Lord Carey, the Former Archbishop of Canterbury, is expected to lighten the mood with a reading from the Book of Revelation which includes the line: "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

The actor Timothy West, also a friend of Charles and Camilla, will also give a reading, reciting Ode: Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth. The poem includes the line oft-quoted by John Mortimer's fictional barrister Rumpole: "Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing Boy."

The 45-minute service follows the Church of England order and has been arranged in close consultation with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Windsor, who has written a special prayer for the occasion.

Ruth Gledhill, The Times's Religion correspondent, said: "In going for the 1662 prayer book confession they will be reciting the strongest words of penitance that exist in the Church of England's liturgy.

"But also, the Prince is signalling his continuing alliegance to the traditional language of the C of E. And as Lay Patron of the Prayer Book Society, which opposes the common worship liturgy of which most blessing services consist, this is a strong gesture showing where his loyalties lie."

A spokesman for Clarence House said: "The focus of the service is the dedication and commitment by the couple and prayer and support for them in their life together."

Almost 800 people will gather in the historic chapel for the service which follows the civil ceremony in Windsor’s Guildhall.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be among the congregation for the blessing, but are not attending the civil service.

Clarence House today released more details of guests invited to the chapel including musician Jools Holland and star of comedy show the Kumars at No 42 Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Barbara Fell, the landlady of one of the Prince’s favourite pubs the Rose & Crown in Boylston, Derbyshire, will be there, as will designer Paddy Campbell, whose outfits have often been worn by Mrs Parker Bowles.

The couple’s local vicar, the Rev Christopher Mulholland, also has a place in the congregation.

Representatives from Camilla’s charities Terry Eccles, chief executive of the National Osteoporosis Society, and Colonel Bob Richardson-Aitken from the Bobby Van Trust have been invited, as has chief executive of the Prince’s Trust Martina Milburn.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...558869,00.html
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:54 PM
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Looks like most of the people of the duchy of cornwall aren't very enthusiastic about their future duchess. I saw a news report on cnn today and most of the people interviewed were indifferent if not hostile about the news. One of them called Camilla a "trollop" and another one, when asked what duties the Duchess of Cornwall performs, had she been there etc. had no clue. Though one woman did say that it all comes down to the fact that "diana was pretty and camilla isnt, and thats pretty shallow"
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Thanks lots GrandDuchess for the guests list.I also heard that the Royal Guests List for the Blessing and Reception also long.So many Royals attend,hope so.Great event!
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All wedding details are on the official site:

http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news/index.php


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This page is already 97 pages.Should we create a new thread only for the Wedding?
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This page is already 97 pages.Should we create a new thread only for the Wedding?
I believe that the moderators of this forum, Elspeth and Martine know when it is time to create new threads and they will do so in good time, but thanks for your concern.

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They really aren't having too many people to the ceremony, are they?
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