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Old 07-18-2020, 04:10 AM
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Congratulations to the newly weds!!!

As a royal wedding fan, obviously I would have liked to see a ''normal'' royal wedding like that of her sister Eugenie but if this was their wish then all I can do is hope to see some pictures soon! I'm very curious to see the dress and the choice of tiara.
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:23 AM
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I wish them well, and hope we get a few pictures later.

Wonder who was there?
I would think that Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank would be there. It would be nice if Princess Beatrice wore a tiara.
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:42 AM
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a lovely bouquet. hope we get the official pictures soon.

does this mean the queen went to the wedding, then came back to knight sir tom? (or viceversa)

the fact that these two events happened on the same day makes me think the decision of B&E to wed yesterday was quickly taken, as i assume that sir tom's knighthood was scheduled some months in advance.
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:58 AM
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Captain Sir Tom Moore's knighthood was announced in May and the date announced a few days ago. The government signaled it was going to start weddings from the 4th of July at the end of June, so they didn't have long to plan it.

Everything that has been said, points to them scheduling around the Queen, when she was available and before she went to Balmoral in a couple of weeks time. She seems to have left the church after the service and gone back to the castle to prepare, which she might have done anyway, to follow government guidelines about receptions.


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I would think that Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank would be there. It would be nice if Princess Beatrice wore a tiara.
Assuming the reports of her wearing her originally planned wedding dress are true then it seems likely she wore the originally planned tiara. But we'll see when they release the photo(s).
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:24 AM
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a lovely bouquet. hope we get the official pictures soon.

does this mean the queen went to the wedding, then came back to knight sir tom? (or viceversa)

the fact that these two events happened on the same day makes me think the decision of B&E to wed yesterday was quickly taken, as i assume that sir tom's knighthood was scheduled some months in advance.

The Queen told Sir Tom about the wedding earlier that day. So the Queen knighted Sir Tom after the ceremony in the chapel of Royal Lodge.
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:39 AM
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The Queen told Sir Tom about the wedding earlier that day. So the Queen knighted Sir Tom after the ceremony in the chapel of Royal Lodge.
In a way, having both events on the same day was kind of nice. Wasn't tasking on the Queen and the DoE (would be comparable to going to church on Sunday) and then nipping home to invest Sir Tom with his knighthood and then you have two nonagenarians meeting in the castle grounds and swiping family stories. I think it must have been special for Sir Tom to have the Queen tell him about her granddaughter's wedding. It made it more of a personal thing being knighted.
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:54 AM
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In a way, having both events on the same day was kind of nice. Wasn't tasking on the Queen and the DoE (would be comparable to going to church on Sunday) and then nipping home to invest Sir Tom with his knighthood and then you have two nonagenarians meeting in the castle grounds and swiping family stories. I think it must have been special for Sir Tom to have the Queen tell him about her granddaughter's wedding. It made it more of a personal thing being knighted.
It sounds like the wedding was short and simple.. and no real party if the queen left to do the knighting.. Perhaps they had a socially distance few drinks and eats in the evening..
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Old 07-18-2020, 07:31 AM
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Congratulations! I had a feeling this would happen, if my grandparents were 94 and 99 and I wanted to have them as guests at my wedding I'd marry yesterday. There will always be the time to do the rest, but it gets more and more unlikely for PP to attend a wedding next year.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:17 AM
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There have been persistent reports ever since the announcement of her engagement that Beatrice did not want the same type of large publicized wedding that her sister and her cousins had.
I know the DM isn't always trustworthy, but they printed that the original guest list was 1,560.

(I kept thinking that can't be right, but who knows? Anyway that would be a huge wedding!)
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:30 AM
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The chapel at St James' can only hold about 150 guests IIRC. They could have had many more at the reception and any after parties held at Royal Lodge/other venues but 1,560 seems....inaccurate on the DM's part.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:32 AM
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The chapel at St James' can only hold about 150 guests IIRC. They could have had many more at the reception and any after parties held at Royal Lodge/other venues but 1,560 seems....inaccurate on the DM's part.
I think it's just been a mistake I think they've meant to write 150.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:39 AM
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If this goes on much longer, there are going to be a lot of weddings like this, and I suppose they'll just be looked back on as coronavirus-era weddings. My grandparents had a very small wedding at short notice in 1941, when my grandad was able to get a few days' leave from the Army. It wasn't what they'd planned, but it was just the way things were at the time, and it was the same for a lot of couples. Hopefully Beatrice and Edo will have a long and happy marriage, and then it won't really matter that they missed out on a big wedding :-) .
Some of the most romantic weddings of all time are the WWII weddings where bride and groom wed hastily before the groom had to ship off to war.

My hunch is that the #1 reason they decided not to wait out the COVID crisis is that for Beatrice, the presence of both her grand parents was essential...non negotiable even.

There is also the suspicion on my part that they want to start their family immediately. I would not be the least bit surprised if Beatrice is well into her first pregnancy by the end of the year.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:49 AM
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In the novel "Rilla of Ingleside" the main protagonist even organizes a war-wedding for her friends
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Old 07-18-2020, 09:01 AM
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The article that states that Beatrice planned "to marry in front of 1,560 guests in the Chapel Royal" was by Richard Kay, and it seems like he has lost the plot. I know not to expect high journalistic standards from The Daily Mail but his article was absurd! He wants to make the point that Beatrice's wedding demonstrates that "Prince Andrew's fall is complete" and as I am reading it I am recalling how much Andrew has been photographed this week.
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Old 07-18-2020, 09:12 AM
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The article that states that Beatrice planned "to marry in front of 1,560 guests in the Chapel Royal" was by Richard Kay, and it seems like he has lost the plot. I know not to expect high journalistic standards from The Daily Mail but his article was absurd! He wants to make the point that Beatrice's wedding demonstrates that "Prince Andrew's fall is complete" and as I am reading it I am recalling how much Andrew has been photographed this week.
You can't fit 1500+ guests in the chapel royal anyway.
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Old 07-18-2020, 09:28 AM
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That would have been over the guest list of Eugenie and Jack's and Harry and Meghan's at St George's put together. That's more a Westminster Abbey crowd, not even St George's, let alone the Royal Chapel. But the article was about Andrew and not really about the wedding anyway or the long list of *other* reasons it was a private service.
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Old 07-18-2020, 09:38 AM
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The Queen told Sir Tom about the wedding earlier that day. So the Queen knighted Sir Tom after the ceremony in the chapel of Royal Lodge.
The government only changed the criteria at the beginning of July, so the couple possibly had a template just waiting for the restrictions to be eased. Similar with Captain Tom, they had to wait for restrictions to be lifted. I wondered if a reason to keep it quiet was , bearing in mind social distancing, to avoid crowds turning up to watch for arrivals etc.
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:09 AM
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That is, according to both The Royal Rota and Pod Save The Queen, the reason why very few (if any?) engagements are communicated in advance. They don't want any crowds to show up.
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I wondered if a reason to keep it quiet was , bearing in mind social distancing, to avoid crowds turning up to watch for arrivals etc.
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:10 AM
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I think it's just been a mistake I think they've meant to write 150.
Or possibly there was meant to be a large number of guests who would be at the wedding reception. However the number at the wedding service was meant to be small as that smaller chapel was booked for May, and they were probably trying to keep things limited and discreet because of the Andrew scandal
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:11 AM
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Some of the most romantic weddings of all time are the WWII weddings where bride and groom wed hastily before the groom had to ship off to war.

My hunch is that the #1 reason they decided not to wait out the COVID crisis is that for Beatrice, the presence of both her grand parents was essential...non negotiable even.

There is also the suspicion on my part that they want to start their family immediately. I would not be the least bit surprised if Beatrice is not well into her first pregnancy by the end of the year.
more probably the PTB or the RF felt it would look bad if she didn't have her grandparents there and it would look bad if they waited several months to have a bigger wedding but then the grandparents could not attend...
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