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Old 05-24-2006, 06:35 AM
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how come the royals never kiss at the alter like commoners do
Where I live, we, mortal commoners, don't kiss in front of the altar either... for modesty or respect, we just give a kiss in the cheek, but never a wild kiss in the mouth, in front of the priest!!... I guess it's a cultural thing; it may depend on the region you come from
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:08 PM
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Danish Waltz

Could someone tell me about this, I do not understand why the people are all around the couple.
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:49 AM
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Could someone tell me about this, I do not understand why the people are all around the couple.
It's a danish tradition, you gather closer and closer together around the couple during the dance, so in the end they have to kiss. It's something that happens at every danish wedding, I don't know the reason why.:)
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:05 AM
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I read an interesting article on the Sunday Observer about that. It reported that in the Christian social concept, a bride wears white to show the wedding guests and the world that she is a virgin. The face veil worn by the bride when she walks down the aisle is also to signify that she is a virgin. However, English royal brides do not wear the face veil because there is no question that they are not virgins at the time of marrying.
The queen did not wear a face veil at her wedding and the tradition was carried on by the other royal brides. But Lady Di wore a face veil at her wedding and this was commented on by the those covering the wedding. However, Diana was not a royal bride in the sense that she herself was not of 'the blood Royal', so one can conclude that she did the right thing. She became a 'royal bride' when she walked down the aisle with her new husband.

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I'm not sure, but I think that royals can't cover their face, so brides who are royal by birth don't have a blusher. All the brides with blusher you mentioned - Diana, Sarah, Sophie and Grace - weren't royals by birth.

But I'm waiting for an expert.
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:32 PM
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Countess Feodora

I did the math and Countess Feodora, second cousin (correct me if I'm wrong) to Queen Margrethe, wore a sleeveless gown at her wedding. I think she might be the only exception, if other people can prove me wrong.

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Old 07-22-2006, 11:26 AM
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correction

now i have to correct myself. i redid my math (thanks to Wikipedia's Cousin Chart) and since Countess Feadora's Great Grandfather is Queen Margrethe's Grandfather (the late King Christian X) then that would make them First cousins once removed, NOT second cousins. my bad.
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Old 07-22-2006, 12:57 PM
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Ok, I am not sure if this has been asked before or not, but I read somewhere that a royal bride must be a virgin when she marries. Is this true, and if so, how are they actually going to really know? I mean, are they going to have them examined. This is the 21st century, but while some of us believe in waiting untill marriage, some do not. Can someone explain please? And another thing, why just the bride, what about the groom? Must he be a virgin too?
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Old 07-22-2006, 02:12 PM
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Ok, I am not sure if this has been asked before or not, but I read somewhere that a royal bride must be a virgin when she marries. Is this true, and if so, how are they actually going to really know? I mean, are they going to have them examined. This is the 21st century, but while some of us believe in waiting untill marriage, some do not.
Dear ZandraRae, the answer seems obvious, since practically all the recent royal brides had lived with another man (Mette-Marit, Mary, Letizia) or with their current husbands (Sophie, Máxima), before the wedding...

The 21st century has already arrived in royal circles too...
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Old 07-22-2006, 02:27 PM
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Why do royal wedding dresses have long trains?
I think this is a remainder of long ago when only rich people (= artistocracy, royalty) could afford it. A lot of extra fabric, so a lot more expensive. So a sign of wealth and prestige.

Nowadays you can also get married with a 5 meter train if you would like to, but I think it would seem a bit ridiculous for the most of us.
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Old 07-22-2006, 05:23 PM
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Agree, specially when you take your wedding in a small church

Btw. about rich people and long trains do you remember the wedding gowns/trains of Celine Dion or Thalia? It was somthing biggg!

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For what things bride which coming in to the royal family must/should pay? Any examples?
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Old 07-22-2006, 06:19 PM
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random question was Princess Mary allowed to fly friends over for her wedding or not? if she did do you think she paid for their flights and accomidation or would the royal family?

Btw, I didnt realise they weren't allowed to kiss in church!
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Old 07-23-2006, 03:40 AM
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random question was Princess Mary allowed to fly friends over for her wedding or not? if she did do you think she paid for their flights and accomidation or would the royal family?
Of course she was allowed to, else her family and friends woudn't have been there.

At royal weddings the accommodation is always paid for by the host of course, I suppose in this cas the flights as well.

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I didnt realise they weren't allowed to kiss in church!
Yes they are, but it's not exactly apropriate to slobber all over each other in church - for anyone. I guess with millions of people watching you, you want to keep some privacy as well.
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I read an interesting article on the Sunday Observer about that. It reported that in the Christian social concept, a bride wears white to show the wedding guests and the world that she is a virgin.
Then the Sunday Observer is wrong.* Otherwise I would like them to explain to me why the "the bride wears white on her wedding day" tradition is just about 200 years old while the the Christian religion is about 2000 years old. Fact is back in the day it was very difficult and expensive to make white fabric (of any kind). A white outfit could thus be afforded usually only by wealthy people. When Queen Victoria wore a white wedding gown she practically started this trend/ tradition. The wealthy women in GB wanted to catch a bit of that royal glamour and went on wearing white on their wedding days, too. When parallel to that the fashion industry improved their fabric productions and made white fabric (of any kind) affordable for more and more people the trend/ tradition of wearing white wedding gowns spread to all classes of people.
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Then the Sunday Observer is wrong.* Otherwise I would like them to explain to me why the "the bride wears white on her wedding day" tradition is just about 200 years old while the the Christian religion is about 2000 years old. Fact is back in the day it was very difficult and expensive to make white fabric (of any kind). A white outfit could thus be afforded usually only by wealthy people. When Queen Victoria wore a white wedding gown she practically started this trend/ tradition. The wealthy women in GB wanted to catch a bit of that royal glamour and went on wearing white on their wedding days, too. When parallel to that the fashion industry improved their fabric productions and made white fabric (of any kind) affordable for more and more people the trend/ tradition of wearing white wedding gowns spread to all classes of people.
Very true! A woman's wedding gown often became her "Sunday best" gown as well. The average commoner chose a darker fabric because it was easier to clean and wore well. Also, the color white has been a Christian symbol of joy, not virginity. Traditionally, (although it is becoming a more blurred line of etiquette) only women who were not previously married wore a blusher, or indeed a veil at all.
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Great thread! I learnt many things.
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:14 PM
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so what about the middle east royal weddings? i heard they making their wedding celebrations at the palace is that true? what is the prodecure of a marriage especially in uae? where is the engagement take place? can anyone inform me please?
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I have a few questions about royal weddings if someone would be so kind is to answer them to the best of your ability that would be awesome. thanks

1. I noticed that the in the non-catholic ceremonies hymns are sung but none for the catholic ceremonies. Why is that?

2. How much of a say does the bride get in the planning of the royal wedding?

3. How come for bridemaids some brides like Maxima & Mary have adults and Mathilde & Claire only had children.
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I have a few questions about royal weddings if someone would be so kind is to answer them to the best of your ability that would be awesome. thanks

1. I noticed that the in the non-catholic ceremonies hymns are sung but none for the catholic ceremonies. Why is that?
I think I can answer that, at least partially. In Catholic ceremonies, it is a mass, not just a "marriage ceremony". Takes usually an hour to an hour and a half, like a regular mass. We do have hymms sung but they're just like the hymms sung at regular mass except they're specially for weddings.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:08 PM
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That's partially true. A Catholic wedding does not always include a mass. For instance, if the bride or the groom is not a Catholic or if you don't want to take the Holy Communion, you can choose a wedding ceremony without a mass.


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I think I can answer that, at least partially. In Catholic ceremonies, it is a mass, not just a "marriage ceremony". Takes usually an hour to an hour and a half, like a regular mass. We do have hymms sung but they're just like the hymms sung at regular mass except they're specially for weddings.
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Thank you MoonlightRhapsody and Leonardinha
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