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Old 06-16-2019, 11:02 AM
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Exactly. And the travel expense. Not to mention the almost inevitable need for time off work if it is overseas. And in the US, that is a much bigger issue, since many people donít get more than 10 days off in a year, if that. Unlike Europe.
Time of work, cost of travel....the circle of friends who might be invited will not have a problem with that.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:22 AM
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Time of work, cost of travel....the circle of friends who might be invited will not have a problem with that.


Not all of Meghanís friends are celebrities. Some of her friends do have regular jobs.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:24 AM
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Time of work, cost of travel....the circle of friends who might be invited will not have a problem with that.
While the cost might not be such a burden to these people, we don’t know what their schedule is like. All of them have busy careers, and many with their own young children. It’s one thing to take an afternoon to go to a christening, it’s another when it takes about 3 days and involves long flights. Personally, I think it’s a lot to ask of people, especially since at least some have already taken the time to come and meet the baby.

I’m not sure why some are so insistent her friends should be there even if they aren’t godparents. Especially considering it’s not customary in BRF. And certainly, I didnt hear about them being at Meghan’s baptism. I’ll be happy if they are there, but certainly don’t expect it.

And btw, if her friends who are well known are there, some of the same people would criticize it for being “too Hollywood”.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:38 AM
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Time of work, cost of travel....the circle of friends who might be invited will not have a problem with that.
Not all her close friends are celebrities. They have ďnormalĒ careers and have young children of their own. You have no idea what their time of work is. You making assumptions based off some of her higher profile friends who also have lives if their own.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:45 AM
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Time of work, cost of travel....the circle of friends who might be invited will not have a problem with that.
Exactly. Anyone would think that they only have 2 weeks holiday, have to mow the lawn every Saturday and watch the cost of airfare. If meg wants to invite her friends from home and they want to go, it is not IMO a big deal.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:12 PM
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Exactly. And the travel expense. Not to mention the almost inevitable need for time off work if it is overseas. And in the US, that is a much bigger issue, since many people donít get more than 10 days off in a year, if that. Unlike Europe.
We are not talking about an ordinary christening or ordinary guests, I struggle to think of a potential guest who could not afford travel costs, I accept work commitments if short notice.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:19 PM
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We are not talking about an ordinary christening or ordinary guests, I struggle to think of a potential guest who could not afford travel costs, I accept work commitments if short notice.
I donít see how a royal christening should be treated more special than another friendís christening.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:21 PM
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While the cost might not be such a burden to these people, we donít know what their schedule is like. All of them have busy careers, and many with their own young children. Itís one thing to take an afternoon to go to a christening, itís another when it takes about 3 days and involves long flights. Personally, I think itís a lot to ask of people, especially since at least some have already taken the time to come and meet the baby.

Iím not sure why some are so insistent her friends should be there even if they arenít godparents. Especially considering itís not customary in BRF. And certainly, I didnt hear about them being at Meghanís baptism. Iíll be happy if they are there, but certainly donít expect it.

And btw, if her friends who are well known are there, some of the same people would criticize it for being ďtoo HollywoodĒ.
As I said before if they follow the example of the Cambridges it will be family and god parents. I did not make a comment insisting friends had to be included. I just commented that the circle of friends likely to be included would not have a problem with travel costs, yes they might have work commitments that they could not cancel.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:35 PM
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It depends on how big the Christening is to begin with. It seems British ones lately have been fairly small gatherings in terms of both family and friends invited.
Yes, these are intimate affairs in contrary to Sweden or the Netherlands, where the christenings were public events and even televized.
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Please note that a number of posts re-hashing all that was said a long time ago about the father of the Duchess of Sussex have been deleted.

No official details of the Christening of Archie Mountbatten have been released yet and so let's not get too caught up in speculation, gossip and bickering about who might or might not attend. Thank you.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:00 PM
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HM tends to go up to Balmoral towards the end of July.
She also is in Scotland for a week before she goes to Balmoral on holiday, but yes a new PM will have an impact.
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I donít see how a royal christening should be treated more special than another friendís christening.
Probably because his parents' royal wedding was also treated differently. I am convinced several American guests wouldn't hsve travelled to the UK had Meghan married a non-famous/royal guy for her second marriage.

Nonetheless, I don't expect many guests for Archie's (non-royal) baptism - as it seems a rather small affair in the BRF (as Charlotte also pointed out when she told the reporters that they weren't invited to her brother's christening).
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:03 PM
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I don't give credence to all this information about the christening, no official information given yet. But I just want to point out the incoherence of the article that set everything in motion. They say the christening will take place in july, but no date have been set yet. The Queen won't be there because she has other obligations. How do they know she has obligations on a date that has not been chosen yet. Go figure
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:19 PM
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I don't give credence to all this information about the christening, no official information given yet. But I just want to point out the incoherence of the article that set everything in motion. They say the christening will take place in july, but no date have been set yet. The Queen won't be there because she has other obligations. How do they know she has obligations on a date that has not been chosen yet. Go figure
It is not rocket science to work out that a christening is likely to be in July. I don't believe the authors have any idea when the christening actually is, and if the Queen is going to attend.

My sense is that if the christening is at Windsor in July, the Queen will definitely attend, but that is just a guess.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:35 PM
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The queen doesnít always go to balmoral a week early itís not a rule. She has to be there a few days into August for official events every year that is the official start of her stay.

While she missed Louis christening this is different. This is Harryís first child which makes it special. Like Mia christening.

I do expect some of Meghanís close friends to attend even if not godparents. Lindsay and Lucy live in London. Both Markus and Jessica are often there for work so can likely swing it. Benita asked Meghan to be her kids godmother Iíd be shocked if she didnít make it unless something came up.

Friends often attend even if not involved. There is also many of them are more like family.

It will be no different then any royal christening they are always private. They arenít televised in the UK. We will at the very least get photos with family and godparents. They are handling Archie a lot like Louise and James. Expect christening to be like theirs.


As for the photo so adorable. I loved the sweet photo of Archie playing with daddyís finger. Such a sweet photo.

Happy Fatherís Day to Harry and all dads.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:45 PM
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It is not rocket science to work out that a christening is likely to be in July. I don't believe the authors have any idea when the christening actually is, and if the Queen is going to attend.

My sense is that if the christening is at Windsor in July, the Queen will definitely attend, but that is just a guess.
It was Roya Nikkhah who came up with all these info about the Christening. She pointed said that the christening would be in july, but that no date has been set yet. She then pointed said in the said article that the Queen would not attend because of other obligation.

I don't care whether the Queen attend or not. I am just pointing out incoherence of the article. How do they know she has obligations on a date that has not been chosen yet that was my question

The original article the out there for everybody to read

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/n...tism-mzhqrbvnd
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:54 PM
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It was Roya Nikkhah who came up with all these info about the Christening. She pointed said that the christening would be in july, but that no date has been set yet. She then pointed said in the said article that the Queen would not attend because of other obligation.

I don't care whether the Queen attend or not. I am just pointing out incoherence of the article. How do they know she has obligations on a date that has not been chosen yet that was my question

The original article the out there for everybody to read

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/n...tism-mzhqrbvnd

A great number of royal engagements are arranged months in advance, to ensure the main players are able to attend they need to find the date that suits most of them. In some cases members of the royal family do miss family events.
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We won’t know anything until it’s confirmed by the palace. Trooping would be an example of how info can be twisted. The day before some correspondents were saying Meghan might not attend. She did. People just guessing. That’s said Royals has missed family events. It happens.
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:57 PM
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Probably because his parents' royal wedding was also treated differently. I am convinced several American guests wouldn't hsve travelled to the UK had Meghan married a non-famous/royal guy for her second marriage.

Nonetheless, I don't expect many guests for Archie's (non-royal) baptism - as it seems a rather small affair in the BRF (as Charlotte also pointed out when she told the reporters that they weren't invited to her brother's christening).
Many Americans, on Meghan’s side at least, were close friends that would attend Meghan’s wedding regardless of who she’s marrying. With maybe the exception of Oprah and George Clooney as we still don’t know for certain how they came to know each other. Although, I suspect the couples are close due to Meghan and Amal striking up a friendship. Neither are likely to go to the christening. Christenings in general are much smaller scale than weddings. So I don’t see how that should be treated differently.
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