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Old 02-26-2020, 05:06 PM
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I completely understand what you're saying with this and I'm torn about whether or not they'll go. Honestly, I suspect that Harry will go on his own but who knows. I will say, though, that I feel terribly sorry for Beatrice throughout this whole thing and I feel awful for her that her father's mess and the Harry and Meghan Show have totally overshadowed her wedding and for that reason alone I really kind of hope that neither of them show up since every headline and all of the coverage would become all about them and how they're still showing up for family events, etc. I do think that Beatrice will invite them but I really hope they decline and allow her to have the spotlight for that day.
If they don't turn up the media will still be all about them - and how the horrible RF didn't invite them (even if they are invited and turn it down). Regardless of what happens the focus on the day will still be on Harry and Meghan and not on Beatrice and Edo - particularly as there will be limited coverage - maybe some footage of arrivals and departures and that will be it.
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Old 02-26-2020, 05:42 PM
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If they don't turn up the media will still be all about them - and how the horrible RF didn't invite them (even if they are invited and turn it down). Regardless of what happens the focus on the day will still be on Harry and Meghan and not on Beatrice and Edo - particularly as there will be limited coverage - maybe some footage of arrivals and departures and that will be it.
Sadly I suspect that you're right. It's really such a shame and I really feel so awful for Beatrice. Nothing about this has been the happy occasion that it should be for her and I suspect the day of won't be, either.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:03 PM
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Sadly I suspect that you're right. It's really such a shame and I really feel so awful for Beatrice. Nothing about this has been the happy occasion that it should be for her and I suspect the day of won't be, either.
Why would public opinion or anything opinionated on, written on or speculated on have any kind of effect on Beatrice's wedding day? I seriously doubt that she's going to need smelling salts or a few snorts of a good brandy to lift her spirits on her wedding day.

For all we know, she could be doing a happy dance that her wedding isn't being turned into a public spectacle.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:20 PM
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Why would public opinion or anything opinionated on, written on or speculated on have any kind of effect on Beatrice's wedding day? I seriously doubt that she's going to need smelling salts or a few snorts of a good brandy to lift her spirits on her wedding day.

For all we know, she could be doing a happy dance that her wedding isn't being turned into a public spectacle.
Frankly, without getting too overly personal here, I know what it's like to spend your wedding day worrying about family drama and how that will play out, spill over, etc. I know what it's like to wish that just for one day no one was talking about the chaos and drama that certain family members seem to leave in their wake on a daily basis. I even know what it's like when one of those family members is your own father. I very much empathize with Beatrice and while I'm sure her very small and very private wedding will be beautiful, as will the photographs and whatever else we might be allowed to see from the day, I can 100% assure you that she will both know and care that her wedding day will be surrounded by talk of her father and his mess as well as Harry and Meghan and their mess and maybe even Peter and Autumn. Yes, her wedding is private. That does not mean, though, that there is no public interest. And it will be surrounded by speculation over attendance and there's a distinct possibility that there will be anti-Andrew demonstrators as close as they can possibly get to SJP, BP, KP, etc. She shouldn't have to stress over those things or even give them a second thought on her wedding day but I can 100% assure you that she will. And frankly, she'll probably give them much more than a passing thought. Her nerves should be nothing more than the nerves of any bride but I'm positive will be the nerves of someone praying that her wedding doesn't descend into chaos with protesters. She should be hoping that the press says lovely things about her wedding gown and choice of tiara rather than worrying about how many stories will use her wedding as a springboard for another piece about her father or the Harry and Meghan Show.

Should all of this impact her wedding day? No, it absolutely should not. Will it? Without a doubt.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:47 PM
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When the Queen and Prince Philip got married, there was a big to-do over whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Windsor should be invited, and another big to-do over whether or not, only 2 years after the war, Philip's sisters and their German husbands should be invited. Harry and Meghan had all the hoo-ha over whether or not her dad would be coming. There's always something. But Beatrice has been particularly unlucky, and I feel very sorry for her.
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:58 PM
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I hope Beatrice will have a drama free wedding. And the wedding will reflect what she wants. All brides deserve that much. I hope all family and friends will try their best not to cause any drama that will affect the wedding of Beatrice and Edo

My hope anyway.
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:15 PM
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When the Queen and Prince Philip got married, there was a big to-do over whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Windsor should be invited, and another big to-do over whether or not, only 2 years after the war, Philip's sisters and their German husbands should be invited. Harry and Meghan had all the hoo-ha over whether or not her dad would be coming. There's always something. But Beatrice has been particularly unlucky, and I feel very sorry for her.
Not to mention the press furor over Harry inviting Sarah, Beatrice’s mother, to his wedding, which forced Prince Phillip to be in Sarah’s presence for the first time in decades. And who can forget the hat Beatrice wore to William and Catherine’s wedding, it seemed to scream ‘look at me’ in a bad way.
It seems to me there’s a bit too much projecting about how Beatrice ‘feels’ by some posters, along the lines of my wedding was impacted by family drama, therefore Beatrice must be reacting the way I did.
Beatrice’s family has had bad press for decades, Beatrice herself has had her share, including hat-gate, excessive vacation-gate, and allegations she’s traded on her royal status, so the fact that one cousin is going through a spell of bad press and another a divorce is nothing new in her world. I’m sure she feels for her dad being essentially fired, and undoubtedly his situation along with a desire to shield her future step son from press exposure, not to mention the bad press she’s gotten over the years about her fashion choices all factored into her choice to have a very private wedding.
She’s marrying the man she loves in the presence of the people whom she cares about most followed by a reception for her wider circle of friends hosted by her grandmother and I’m sure Beatrice will find much joy in the occasion and ignore whatever negative narrative the press comes up with.
I eagerly await photos after the event of her dress and perhaps a sighting of the York tiara!
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Old 02-28-2020, 11:21 PM
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What do you think of Scentimental Roses in Princess Beatrice's wedding bouquet?
http://www.davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/143624
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Old 02-29-2020, 12:02 AM
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While a rose is likely to make an appearance gif the York princess I doubt those.

Wedding bouquets especially royal ones tend to be less in your face colour wise. Especially for a late spring wedding. I hope we don’t see all white like previous British bouquets but that is a little much in colour. It’s also said to be quite pungent in small so perhaps not best if also decorating as well with.

Think a more traditional British rose far more likely.
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:23 AM
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/a...-best-man.html

I thought the child would be a page boy.
Well, it's a nice gesture.
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:40 AM
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Actually, I thought of Wolfie being best man as my first pick (not sure if I've stated that or not) and I like this idea. After all, the three of them are forming a family.
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:53 AM
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If they're having a traditional wedding, there will be a group of ushers supporting the groom so being the ring bearer might be the only 'best man duty' Wolfie needs to do.
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:27 AM
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If they're having a traditional wedding, there will be a group of ushers supporting the groom so being the ring bearer might be the only 'best man duty' Wolfie needs to do.
what on earth is the point of a 3 year old being "best man". The best man is there to support the groom, organise things, keep an eye on the ring and get the groom to church. Its quite ridiculous to have a child "doing this".
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:33 AM
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what on earth is the point of a 3 year old being "best man". The best man is there to support the groom, organise things, keep an eye on the ring and get the groom to church. Its quite ridiculous to have a child "doing this".
I agree, for him to have been a pageboy would have been fine. It's something you usually see at a tacky celebrity wedding.
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:34 AM
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I agree, for him to have been a pageboy would have been fine. It's something you usually see at a tacky celebrity wedding.
I doubt we'll see it anyway.
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:36 AM
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I doubt we'll see it anyway.
I didn't mean that we will literally 'see' it.
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:48 AM
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I didn't mean that we will literally 'see' it.
yes I know. I just meant that cringey as it is, its likely to be in a non televised ceremony.
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:48 AM
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what on earth is the point of a 3 year old being "best man". The best man is there to support the groom, organise things, keep an eye on the ring and get the groom to church. Its quite ridiculous to have a child "doing this".
He won't be doing any of that will he. He's 'best man' only in the sense of being at his father's side and probably handing over the ring. The ushers will do all the 'best man' things.
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:53 AM
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He won't be doing any of that will he. He's 'best man' only in the sense of being at his father's side and probably handing over the ring. The ushers will do all the 'best man' things.
obviously he wont be doing any of that, which is why its ridiculous.
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Surely HM will be charmed & tickled by the thought of a three year old best man. A light hearted moment in HM's family life.
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