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Old 04-03-2017, 09:57 PM
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The press gets vicious when denied.
Pippa knows this from experience.
I think she will allow some limited coverage. JMO.
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:06 PM
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The press gets vicious when denied.
Pippa knows this from experience.
I think she will allow some limited coverage. JMO.


My hope (and it may not be the case) but perhaps they will release some photos to one of the glossies in exchange for money to be donated to charity. That seems to be a way many high-profile people handle it now- it reduces the value of paparazzi photos.
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:21 PM
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My hope (and it may not be the case) but perhaps they will release some photos to one of the glossies in exchange for money to be donated to charity. That seems to be a way many high-profile people handle it now- it reduces the value of paparazzi photos.
If this is the case, then we'll know soon. We knew weeks before Peter and Autumn's wedding that they sold their photos.

If their plan is to sell their wedding photos for either profit or charity, then it's a little strange that they didn't sell an engagement photoshoot. Peter-Autumn and Mike-Zara both had engagement photoshoots. Heck even Missy Percy and TvS had an engagement photo. So far Pippa and James have been very, very private. But that might just be their personalities, neither has social media, while both Peter and Mike have Twitter.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:15 AM
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My hope (and it may not be the case) but perhaps they will release some photos to one of the glossies in exchange for money to be donated to charity. That seems to be a way many high-profile people handle it now- it reduces the value of paparazzi photos.
This is mentioned often, as though if monies go to 'charity' it makes it all 'better.' Pippa is entitled to all monies that she negotiates for access. It's no one else's business imo. This equating money flowing to 'charity' in exchange for a piece of one's privacy is repellant. There is something offensive about the quid pro quo being suggested. JMHO. A different perspective.

EDIT: It's been drawn to my attention that what I wrote above could be misconstrued. For clarity: I believe any money Pippa gets paid for pictures/access to her wedding belong to her and should not be funneled to charities. I find the suggestion that receiving such monies are only acceptable if they wind up getting funneled to charities offensive. I find the rationale repellant. Pippa should keep any monies she receives, and doing so (if she does so) does not make her 'low class' imo. Quite the reverse. She would be showing backbone and self respect.
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:49 PM
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I hope we don't see any photos and that they have a lovely family wedding. Then they fade away and live a happy life out of the news
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:28 PM
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It is all going to be interesting to see how it plays out. So far, things have been very discreet. I'm enjoying it, both the couple seeming to draw a line and watching the press squirm with a lack of solid info.

And I only say "seeming to" because we could only speculate at intent based on what we are not seeing.
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:40 AM
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This is mentioned often, as though if monies go to 'charity' it makes it all 'better.' Pippa is entitled to all monies that she negotiates for access. It's no one else's business imo. This equating money flowing to 'charity' in exchange for a piece of one's privacy is repellant. There is something offensive about the quid pro quo being suggested. JMHO. A different perspective.

EDIT: It's been drawn to my attention that what I wrote above could be misconstrued. For clarity: I believe any money Pippa gets paid for pictures/access to her wedding belong to her and should not be funneled to charities. I find the suggestion that receiving such monies are only acceptable if they wind up getting funneled to charities offensive. I find the rationale repellant. Pippa should keep any monies she receives, and doing so (if she does so) does not make her 'low class' imo. Quite the reverse. She would be showing backbone and self respect.


I don't disagree and it wouldn't bother me if she did that and kept the money. But she's marrying a very wealthy man and they don't need the money, and it would be less likely to draw bad PR that way, so it seemed more like a possibility to me than selling them outright, if that makes sense.
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:56 AM
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Then simple....dint give photos at all. They don't need the money. If they don't want to give it to charity, then don't sell. They don't have any requirement to sell the pictures should be private.

It of course looks greedy if they do. Not simply because they don't need it. They have gone out if their way to make it private. They chose a private access church and reception on a private estate. So for them to sell the photos, it would suggest they made it high security to drive up the price of the photos. Not saying that is right, but certainly would give that impression.
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:15 AM
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The A-Z of Pippa Middleton's wedding day | Daily Mail Online

"The A-Z of Pippa's big day:Carole's the party planner. Naughty Uncle Gary IS invited, but Harry's Meghan WON'T be there. just don't mention the best man's six-in-a-bed orgies"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...tfit-Kate.html

"With her wedding to hedge fund manager James Matthews less than a month away, Pippa Middleton is doing her utmost to ensure that the occasion is the intimate ‘family affair’ she set her heart on.
Aside from stipulating that guests at St Mark’s Church, Englefield, Berkshire, refrain from bringing along their latest squeezes — a ‘no ring, no bring’ policy, with a possible tactful exception for Prince Harry’s love, Meghan Markle — I hear Her Royal Hotness has also decided to maintain family tradition by entrusting the styling of her tresses to celebrity crimper Richard Ward."

Renovation works are carried out on the estate where Pippa Middleton is set to marry in less than three weeks

Renovation works underway at Pippa's wedding venue | Daily Mail Online

Experts say Pippa Middleton's wedding could cost £250,000 | Daily Mail Online

Noe that's a wedding bill! From the lavish marquee to the luxury gown, experts believe Pippa Middleton's big day could cost as much as 250,000 pound.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:19 AM
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Seriously, what news? It's the same old and trite things.
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:01 AM
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Harry goes on holidays with Eugenie, he doesn't go on holidays with Catherine (at least not since the 2005 ski trip with Charles). Harry goes to Eugenie's birthdays parties, he's never been recorded at any of Catherine's birthdays. He been photographed spending time with Eugenie in London -pubs, clubs, movie premieres, etc. But believe what you want to believe.
For all of her married birthdays Kate has spent them "privately" so, no, there are no photographs to show who was there or not, assuming there was something to be there at! Those sort of parties tend to fade when you leave your twenties and Kate's first as a royal was her 30th.

Leaving the wider guest list aside I'm much more interested in who will be bridesmaid or matron of honour, assuming not Kate (on which assumption we have nothing to go on other than pure speculation!)

Who are Pippa's close girlfriends?
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:13 AM
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I find it highly unlikely Donna wouldn't be invited. It is one thing if he is casually dating and limited space. But he and Donna have been together for years.
Quite! James and Donna have a few years on the actual bride and groom!

Family wedding, brother's partner.
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:23 AM
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For all of her married birthdays Kate has spent them "privately" so, no, there are no photographs to show who was there or not, assuming there was something to be there at! Those sort of parties tend to fade when you leave your twenties and Kate's first as a royal was her 30th.

Leaving the wider guest list aside I'm much more interested in who will be bridesmaid or matron of honour, assuming not Kate (on which assumption we have nothing to go on other than pure speculation!)

Who are Pippa's close girlfriends?
Actually we do have some pictures from Catherine's "married" birthdays, including her 31st at Cirque du Soleil and her 34th and 35th at Amner. Harry wasn't at these at he wasn't rumored at the others either.

As for Pippa's female friends, Pippa does in fact have several close female friends that she's known for many years. The most notable being: Alice St John Webster, Camilla Campion-Awwad, Camilla Hook, Rowena Macrae, Philippa Townley, and her unnamed friend whom she has been frequently pictured with since University - you can see her here http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Pippa+M...10/ZF-wTLNl0Sy

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Quite! James and Donna have a few years on the actual bride and groom!

Family wedding, brother's partner.
I don't agree that James and Donna have "years" on the bride and groom. Pippa and fiance started dating in 2012, and they are reported to be friends dating back to Pippa's university years. James and Donna met in 2013 and started dating in 2013.
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:25 AM
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Pippa has two close girlfriends that I know of, both of them the same age or a little older than herself, who went to Marlborough and were also friends of Kate's.
One is Alice St John Webster who taught languages and married Gerald Alvenel in 2012, a wedding Kate, William and Pippa attended.
The other is Camilla Campion-Awaad who is part Jordanian and works for the family cosmetic surgery business.

Philippa Townley is an option as chief bridesmaid I suppose, as she's still single. However, if Pippa follows the template of fashionable society weddings in England, most of her bridal attendants will be children. Apart from George I don't know where they will come from, as neither Pippa or James have child cousins or very young nieces. I think Charlotte will be too young.
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:37 AM
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It seems unlikely; isn't it a bit early for a hen party?
Not really and definitely not if you're planning it overseas.

A Hen Party ANYHERE in the UK would probably have been a nightmare to plan for. Ok, so plenty of well heeled chums with castles etc. at your disposal maybe, but bit boring when that can be any old weekend!

The overseas weekend break for those who can afford it, tagged as it is on to the overall wedding bill, is getting more and more the norm.

Good on them if they did indeed pull it off!
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:56 AM
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The media never got pictures of Catherine attending her Uncle Simon's wedding in 2011, or pictures of her attending her Cousin Adam's weddings a few years ago. I guess her uncle and cousin weren't being realistic, but they lucked out nonetheless.
Quite right, or if they did I missed it!

I guess the main difference is that the uncle and cousin are, were and will remain most likely, unknown peeps to the general public unlike Pippa who has a very high profile both as a Royal in-law and career / sporty person of sorts.

Of course she is managing the media aspect associated with this wedding, indeed it would be a crashing disappointment if there was no media aspect, I suspect!
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Old 04-09-2017, 04:21 AM
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I don't agree that James and Donna have "years" on the bride and groom. Pippa and fiance started dating in 2012, and they are reported to be friends dating back to Pippa's university years. James and Donna met in 2013 and started dating in 2013.
Read the post! A few years! And they do! They have been dating for -
is it? - four years now.

Pippa and former partner Nico broke up in the latter quarter of 2015, eighteen or nineteen months ago. Unless you know something we don't regarding Pippa and James?!
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Read the post! A few years! And they do! They have been dating for -
is it? - four years now.

Pippa and former partner Nico broke up in the latter quarter of 2015, eighteen or nineteen months ago. Unless you know something we don't regarding Pippa and James?!
And Pippa and her fiancé have been dating on-off for five years and they've been friends for over a decade. And if you believe the tabloids James and Donna were broken up for half of 2016. I don't see where one can argue that James and Donna have more relationship clout or know each other better. Also Pippa and James have been living together even prior to their engagement, James and Donna don't.
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Old 04-09-2017, 04:33 AM
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Pippa has two close girlfriends that I know of, both of them the same age or a little older than herself, who went to Marlborough and were also friends of Kate's.
One is Alice St John Webster who taught languages and married Gerald Alvenel in 2012, a wedding Kate, William and Pippa attended.
The other is Camilla Campion-Awaad who is part Jordanian and works for the family cosmetic surgery business.

Philippa Townley is an option as chief bridesmaid I suppose, as she's still single. However, if Pippa follows the template of fashionable society weddings in England, most of her bridal attendants will be children. Apart from George I don't know where they will come from, as neither Pippa or James have child cousins or very young nieces. I think Charlotte will be too young.
Ok, thanks

I think George, yes and again yes, Charlotte too young.

If she has decided on family rather than friends, there is Tallulah, Carole's niece who is about 14 or 15 now? Are there any female cousins on the Middleton side? Aside from Adam, godfather to Princess Charlotte and Simon whom I heard of further up the thread, the Middleton family are unknown to me.

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And Pippa and her fiancé have been dating on-off for five years and they've been friends for over a decade. And if you believe the tabloids James and Donna were broken up for half of 2016. I don't see where one can argue that James and Donna have more relationship clout or know each other better. Also Pippa and James have been living together even prior to their engagement, James and Donna don't.
Being friends and being in a relationship doesn't compare.

Pippa had two high profile long term relationships - Alex and Nico - over a number of years, well since her profile rose following the wedding 6 years ago, prior to her current one. Both, I'm sure were very serious while they lasted and we can only assume there was no shadowy figure looming in the background!

Getting back with an old flame isn't unusual and she is a lot older now, there is a bit of an age gap.

As there is with James and Donna, who four years on are still going strong as far as we know.
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And Pippa and her fiancé have been dating on-off for five years and they've been friends for over a decade. And if you believe the tabloids James and Donna were broken up for half of 2016. I don't see where one can argue that James and Donna have more relationship clout or know each other better. Also Pippa and James have been living together even prior to their engagement, James and Donna don't.
The part I bolded, I think, makes a huge difference in a successful marriage. Sometimes being best friends and having other romantic interest just makes for a deeper friendship as you know you always have that shoulder to lean on should you need it. Its not so much the dating period and how long it is or was but the intimacy of the friendship between two people that decide to marry.

I sincerely believe that a couple should be best friends before anything else in a relationship.
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