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Elsa M. 08-07-2004 01:28 PM

Lady Davina Windsor and Gary Lewis: 31 July 2004
 
The wedding of the 26-year-old bride (who is 20th in line to the British throne) and the 33-year-old Maori renovator (who is a former sheep shearer from Gisbourne, New Zealand) took place at Kensington Palace, London, on Saturday July 31, 2004.


From Polfoto:
1. the groom chats to Roger Wellesley-Smith, the bride's best man, on his way to the chapel;
2. Lady Davina Windsor escorted by her father, the Duke of Gloucester, on her way to the chapel at KensingtonPalace;
3-5. just married;
6. the Duchess of Gloucester leaves the Chapel Royal by the arm of the groom's father.


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mgrant 08-12-2004 11:58 AM

It's not quite what I expected but I love the simplicity of it all. She looked beautiful and very happy. No big fuss, just simple and sweet.

Elspeth 08-12-2004 05:23 PM

Well, it's not surprising that the Gloucesters would have a low-key event, like they did for the Earl of Ulster. I'm sure Princess Michael has something much grander in mind for when her two find themselves partners and get married.

Alexandria 08-12-2004 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Elspeth
Well, it's not surprising that the Gloucesters would have a low-key event, like they did for the Earl of Ulster. I'm sure Princess Michael has something much grander in mind for when her two find themselves partners and get married.

You're not kidding! When Gabriella and Frederick tie the know, I'm sure Princess Michael will want weddings as grand as Charles' and Diana's! ;)

Elspeth 08-12-2004 08:16 PM

Yes - Westminster Abbey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Glass Coach, the Household Cavalry, the London Symphony Orchestra...

samitude 08-12-2004 08:58 PM

I doubt Gabriella and Frederik will have large weddings. I don't think their parents did. Their weddings will probably be on the scale of Lady Sarah Chatto's wedding or something like that.

Julia 08-12-2004 10:18 PM

I can imagine that Princess Michael (who didn't have a grand wedding herself) will want all of the trimmings for Gabriella and Frederik but it's just a guess.;)

Alexandria 08-12-2004 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Elspeth
Yes - Westminster Abbey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Glass Coach, the Household Cavalry, the London Symphony Orchestra...

:D

Don't forget all the foreign dignitaries, European socialites and Hollywood celebrities that will surely be on the guest list and the week-long festivities!

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Originally Posted by samitude
I doubt Gabriella and Frederik will have large weddings. I don't think their parents did. Their weddings will probably be on the scale of Lady Sarah Chatto's wedding or something like that....

I think Elspeth, and certainly me, mean that Princess Michael has some rather grand expectations and would likely expect a much bigger, fancier, more publicized wedding for her kids than the Gloucester's two children have had so far. I would say that Lady Davina's and her brother, the Earl of Ulster's wedding before her's, was even more low key than Lady Chatto's wedding. Lady Rose's wedding will no doubt be as low key. I would say that while Lady Chatto's wedding was low key in comparison to say Charles and Diana or Andrew and Sarah or even the Wessex wedding, it was still more prominent than the Gloucester wedding. Sarah is the niece of the Queen, while the Gloucester's children are merely second/third cousins of the Queen.

The reason Prince and Princess Michael did not have a big wedding was not necessarily because of Princess Michael's choosing. Prince Michael's decision to marry Marie-Christine (Princess Michael) was a bit of a "controversial" one in that she was a divorcee and of the Catholic faith -- two no-nos for the Anglican British royal family. Were Marie-Christine not a divorcee or Catholic, the circumstances might have been different.

A.C.C. 08-13-2004 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Alexandria
:D

Don't forget all the foreign dignitaries, European socialites and Hollywood celebrities that will surely be on the guest list and the week-long festivities!



I think Elspeth, and certainly me, mean that Princess Michael has some rather grand expectations and would likely expect a much bigger, fancier, more publicized wedding for her kids than the Gloucester's two children have had so far. I would say that Lady Davina's and her brother, the Earl of Ulster's wedding before her's, was even more low key than Lady Chatto's wedding. Lady Rose's wedding will no doubt be as low key. I would say that while Lady Chatto's wedding was low key in comparison to say Charles and Diana or Andrew and Sarah or even the Wessex wedding, it was still more prominent than the Gloucester wedding. Sarah is the niece of the Queen, while the Gloucester's children are merely second/third cousins of the Queen.

The reason Prince and Princess Michael did not have a big wedding was not necessarily because of Princess Michael's choosing. Prince Michael's decision to marry Marie-Christine (Princess Michael) was a bit of a "controversial" one in that she was a divorcee and of the Catholic faith -- two no-nos for the Anglican British royal family. Were Marie-Christine not a divorcee or Catholic, the circumstances might have been different.


For the wedding of the children of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, I think their weddings will be more elaborate than Lady Davina's. I assume there woud be at least one gala, banquet, or party the night before, probably at Kensington Palace (depending on where the weddings take place) that would no doubt be grand. Yet Lady Davina had a low key wedding because she is a low key person, and Freddie and Gabriella aren't as low key. On Prince and Princess Michael's own marriage, I think even though she was divorced and Catholic, his mother Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent who didn't live to see the marriage, would have supported it simply because she wanted all of her children to marry people of royal or noble birth and Michael is the only one that came close.

Elspeth 08-13-2004 12:47 AM

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I doubt Gabriella and Frederik will have large weddings. I don't think their parents did.
No, but from what I remember, it wasn't for want of trying. I thought they were planning some big event in the cathedral in Vienna but her previous marriage meant that she couldn't, and at the last minute that part of the wedding was called off.

She has such a high profile in comparison with the Duchess of Gloucester (who apparently gets misidentified as a lady in waiting fairly often) - there's hardly an issue of Majesty magazine without photos of her, and we're forever hearing about what her children and husband are up to and how she feels about this, that, and the other - that the chance to strut her stuff at a big society wedding of one or other of her children will be quite appealing. Whether the children can overrule her if that's not what they want is another matter, of course. She said just the other day that she was under her husband's thumb, so maybe she's really this meek character and we're all misunderstanding her. Lady Helen Windsor had a much more highly publicised wedding, in St George's Chapel with several members of the royal family invited, than either of the Gloucester siblings. I'm sure Princess Michael would be wanting something at least as prominent as that.

pdas1201 07-02-2005 05:55 AM

3 Attachment(s)
From Rex Features:
1. Married Couple
2. Alexander Windsor, The Earl of Ulster (sister of the groom)
3. Captain Mark Phillips and his wife Sandy

Scott 07-31-2005 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Julia
I can imagine that Princess Michael (who didn't have a grand wedding herself) will want all of the trimmings for Gabriella and Frederik but it's just a guess.;)


I would imagine that Lady Gabriella will have a wedding similar to her cousin Lady Helen Taylor (nee Windsor) at St George's Chael Windsor. (same place as Edward & Sophie and also The PoW and Camilla) . Depends who Freddie marries where his mariage would take place.

Scott

Jang 07-31-2005 01:16 AM

where does she live now?
Did her relatives go to her wedding like queen,prince charles,princess alexandra,...?

HMQueenElizabethII 07-31-2005 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Jang
where does she live now?
Did her relatives go to her wedding like queen,prince charles,princess alexandra,...?

No,Jang,as it is supposed to be a private event,so her other relatives were not there.

I really like the Duchess of Gloucester's dress at the Wedding.Her Royal Highness looks really elegant and stylish as usual.

Elspeth 06-07-2006 01:56 PM

Thanks for the photos, Elsa! A real country wedding in the heart of London.

PreDoc 06-07-2006 02:00 PM

I really like the bridesmaids dresses they add so much beautiful color, I had mine wear pale blue too ... so perhaps I'm biased:o

jacadenasso 06-07-2006 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by A.C.C.
Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent who didn't live to see the marriage, would have supported it simply because she wanted all of her children to marry people of royal or noble birth and Michael is the only one that came close.

Actually, all the children of Princess Marina married nobles.
The current Duchess of Kent is the daughter of a Baronet, and her maternal grandfather was also a baronet.
Sir Angus Ogilvy was the son of the 7th Earl (= Count) of Airlie and of Lady Alexandra Coke (herself the daughter of the Earl of Leicester).
And finally, Pushy is the daughter of a Baron and a Countess, and through her maternal grandmother she has quite an interesting pedigree.

HRHAmy 06-07-2006 07:03 PM

I'm not sure if this question has been asked yet but is there a reason why Davina didn't wear a tiara to her wedding?

kelly1972 06-14-2006 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by HRHAmy
I'm not sure if this question has been asked yet but is there a reason why Davina didn't wear a tiara to her wedding?


I'm really not sure why. Maybe because Lady Davina thought that because it was a simple, quiet ocassion in a chapel there was no need to wear one. Of course that is my personal opinion. Anyways, I really loved the simplicity of her wedding. She was a beautiful bride.

marezdote 06-14-2006 08:26 AM

It seems like it was a very nice simple wedding. My very favorite picture is the 4th one in the first post because they just seem so very happy. I also really love the color of the flowers in her bouquet.


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