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Old 02-14-2018, 01:37 AM
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For me - yes - that's part of the pomp and circumstance that I love about royal weddings.

It builds drama. I remember, by the time William and Harry, then other guests, then Kate's mom and brother, then Charles and Camilla, then Pippa and the kids, and then HMQ went through, the drama and the suspense was palpable... it was just really, really exciting to me... and the crowd got more and more amped up with William and Harry, then it lulled and built back up to HMQ and then reached a fever pitch with Kate... just wow.

It's kinda like getting excited about the pre-awards show and seeing people arrive and seeing the fans go crazy... I love the excitement of that. I'm also a sports fan and hearing crowds cheer wildly for epic moments really gives me chills... I often replay events just to experience the roar of the crowd again and feed off of the energy.

That's why I love seeing all of the build up to the actual ceremony. It gets me really hyped up on the pomp, circumstance and excitement of the crowd, and then I get all emotional during the ceremony, and then right back up to hyped again for the processional after the ceremony.

It's the perfect excitement-feels-excitement sandwich.

I hope that adequately explains my love for all 3 parts.
Yes, red carpet is a great example. Celebrities walk down the red carpet, from their car. We don't see them driving in open cars, pap pictures, for blocks on end. We see their grand arrival at the ceremony, and walk inside.

How does a 10 minute drive make the queen's arrival at the church more exciting I would think the arrival itself would be enough without the entire family parading around like a side show. Its not like the queen and others are going to sneak in some back door.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:51 AM
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Yes, red carpet is a great example. Celebrities walk down the red carpet, from their car. We don't see them driving in open cars, pap pictures, for blocks on end. We see their grand arrival at the ceremony, and walk inside.

How does a 10 minute drive make the queen's arrival at the church more exciting I would think the arrival itself would be enough without the entire family parading around like a side show. Its not like the queen and others are going to sneak in some back door.
You're kinda cherry picking apart what I said. But I guessed you would when I used the red carpet example... but I ALSO used the sports example, which explains it further.

It makes it more exciting to me because it simply does. I explained that it was the combo of the crowds, the cheering and the drama and buildup.

If you don't feel the same way, that's fine. I'm not really inclined to be on the defensive, defending why I like the pomp and circumstance of a royal wedding, including the drive to the church by multiple members and the reaction to them along the way.

Different strokes for different folks. My mom doesn't get excited about movie scores like my sister and I do and she's often perplexed by it. My sister and I will break down the notes and oooh and aaaah over seemingly insignificant details in a piece... my mom thinks we're nuts.

Same here. What excites me may not excite everyone - but we should be used to that - most people aren't as into this royalty stuff as we are - as we're here posting about it and others aren't.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:55 AM
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I'm with Fashion Maven on this. One wedding I loved was all the guests arriving for Victoria and Daniel's wedding. They arrived spaced apart, walked towards the church, stopped for photo ops and kept going. We saw everyone arriving up close and personal.

That's kind of hard to do with Windsor but I'll be happy with whatever they give us. Each royal wedding I watch, I recognize more and more royals that aren't in the mainstream news here in the States.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:06 AM
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Where is the Royal Lodge? Did she drive out of that and then drive down the Long Drive?
Royal Lodge is just south of the other end of the Long Walk. She left from there, then went toward the castle on the Long Walk, turning off right before the gate to go through the town instead of directly into the castle grounds.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:27 AM
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I'm with Fashion Maven on this. One wedding I loved was all the guests arriving for Victoria and Daniel's wedding. They arrived spaced apart, walked towards the church, stopped for photo ops and kept going. We saw everyone arriving up close and personal.

That's kind of hard to do with Windsor but I'll be happy with whatever they give us. Each royal wedding I watch, I recognize more and more royals that aren't in the mainstream news here in the States.
The coverage will start quite early so I do believe we will see plenty of arrivals. I enjoy watching that aspect of it as well so I add me to the list. Haha. I have watched an interview with a local director of Windsor who seems very concerned about the amount of people in the crowds. He seemed a bit overwhelmed trying to figure out where to place all the people. I do think they underestimated a bit the amount of interest this wedding was going to receive or they just thought they could initially handle it. Seems they realizing that to be proving more difficult than they anticipated. I suspects lots of viewing screens going up.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:49 AM
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I'm with Fashion Maven on this. One wedding I loved was all the guests arriving for Victoria and Daniel's wedding. They arrived spaced apart, walked towards the church, stopped for photo ops and kept going. We saw everyone arriving up close and personal.

That's kind of hard to do with Windsor but I'll be happy with whatever they give us. Each royal wedding I watch, I recognize more and more royals that aren't in the mainstream news here in the States.
There were spaced processions of foreign and local royals into the church not only at Victoria's, but also at Frederik's, Felipe's, Guillaume's and even Carl Philip's weddings. Harry and Meghan's wedding is meant to be a more low-key event, I think. In fact, if they could have it their way, I bet it would be an entirely private ceremony.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:08 AM
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There were spaced processions of foreign and local royals into the church not only at Victoria's, but also at Frederik's, Felipe's, Guillaume's and even Carl Philip's weddings. Harry and Meghan's wedding is meant to be a more low-key event, I think. In fact, if they could have it their way, I bet it would be an entirely private ceremony.
LOL - well that was never going to happen for a son of the future Monarch. I can understand wanting that but it's literally a pipe dream.

And while they may want it to be low key - no way that it's going to be low key. That would be a pipe dream too. And isn't it technically happening on a holiday weekend?

That town probably won't be able to handle the number of people pouring into it. It's so close to London that many folks from there will likely try to go... Windsor is about to be in for it. I estimate more than 5 times the number of folks who showed up to cheer on Edward and Sophie will descend on Windsor.

I wonder if it was Meghan who really wanted Windsor, or if it was Harry who wanted it. Or both. And I wonder if the rumors about the old guard in the BRF wanting the Abbey are true and if they wanted the Abbey simply because they knew the crowds would be massive and likely overwhelm a place like Windsor.

I guess we'll never know but I do wonder what is going to happen that day. All of those crowds have to go somewhere.

Looking at the amazing pictures and aerial views of Windsor Castle and also the romance of the inside of the Castle, I can totally understand wanting to get married there... St. George's is beautiful and the inside of the castle is gorgeous... if I were Meghan and I fell in love there with Harry, I guess I'd want to be married there too!
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:59 AM
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There were spaced processions of foreign and local royals into the church not only at Victoria's, but also at Frederik's, Felipe's, Guillaume's and even Carl Philip's weddings. Harry and Meghan's wedding is meant to be a more low-key event, I think. In fact, if they could have it their way, I bet it would be an entirely private ceremony.
Who said, that Meghan and Harry's wedding is meant to be a low-key event? Or that they'd want a private ceremony?

Meghan and Harry seem to be very aware of the public interest in their relationship, and have been quite accommodating to the public. It has been obvious from the start, that this would be smaller that W/K wedding, but still a big, televised wedding.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:43 PM
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Yeah 800 guests is not a low key event.


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Old 02-14-2018, 01:37 PM
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Who said, that Meghan and Harry's wedding is meant to be a low-key event? Or that they'd want a private ceremony? .
Their wedding is clearly "low key" compared to William and Kate's, or Charles and Diana's, which were respectively "semi-state" and state events. It is more in line with Edward and Sophie's wedding, albeit with greater media attention. I won't bother to point out the differences because they are self-evident IMHO.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:46 PM
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That's still not low key. That's a big wedding with horse carriages and all. Of course it'll be smaller than W/K and Charles/Diana's, but it's still going to be a huge wedding.

And nothing suggests they'd like a private wedding.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:56 PM
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Nothing I'm hearing about H&M wedding comes across as low key.



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Old 02-14-2018, 02:13 PM
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Nothing I'm hearing about H&M wedding comes across as low key.



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What about:

  1. No official invitations to foreign royals, ambassadors, or Commonwealth officials such as Governor Generals and Prime Ministers ?
  2. No Royal Family carriage procession with Horse Guards escort to or from the church ?
  3. Wedding at St George's rather than Westminster Abbey ?
I suppose British cabinet members (including the PM) and maybe the Leader of the Opposition will be invited, but even that is not a given at this point.


So, yes, it is a low-key event in the sense of being a semi-private ceremony, which nonetheless will be probably televised.

BTW, the number of guests is not that much relevant in itself. Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding probably didn't have 800 guests as Harry's wedding is rumored to have (I don't know for sure), but it was a much more high profile event (from a protocol PoV) as there were four queens and two crown princes in attendance , in addition to the Swedish RF properly and less senior princes or princesses representing the British and Japanese royal houses. Harry and Meghan's wedding will attract much more media attention and will have a much bigger audience only because the bride and groom are much more widely known in the English-speaking world (most Americans probably don't even know that there are other RFs in the world besides the British RF).
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:17 PM
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What about:

  1. No official invitations to foreign royals, ambassadors, or Commonwealth officials such as Governor Generals and Prime Ministers ?
  2. No Royal Family carriage procession with Horse Guards escort to or from the church ?
  3. Wedding at St George's rather than Westminster Abbey ?
I suppose British cabinet members (including the PM) and maybe the Leader of the Opposition will be invited, but even that is not a given at this point.


So, yes, it is a low-key event in the sense of being a semi-private ceremony, which nonetheless will be probably televised.
That is hardly low key. Harry was never having those things because he is not the as high up as William who is the future King. It was NEVER going to be a state wedding though it is being treated like a semi one. That doesn't equal low key by any stretch. A televised wedding is the opposite of low key. So really not sure where people got that from.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:25 PM
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What about:

  1. No official invitations to foreign royals, ambassadors, or Commonwealth officials such as Governor Generals and Prime Ministers ?
  2. No Royal Family carriage procession with Horse Guards escort to or from the church ?
  3. Wedding at St George's rather than Westminster Abbey ?
I suppose British cabinet members (including the PM) and maybe the Leader of the Opposition will be invited, but even that is not a given at this point.


So, yes, it is a low-key event in the sense of being a semi-private ceremony, which nonetheless will be probably televised.

BTW, the number of guests is not that much relevant in itself. Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding probably didn't have 800 guests as Harry's wedding is rumored to have (I don't know for sure), but it was a much more high profile event as there were four queens and two crown princes in attendance , in addition to the Swedish RF properly and less senior princes or princesses representing the British and Japanese royal houses. Harry and Meghan's wedding will attract much more attention only because the bride and groom are much more widely known in the English-speaking world (most Americans probably don't even know that there are other RFs in the world besides the British RF).
Harry and Meghan haven't sent invitations out yet. I am sure they will invite some foreign royals.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:30 PM
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I think what would deem it a more low key wedding for Brits is because its not going to be a bank holiday.
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I think what would deem it a more low key wedding for Brits is because its not going to be a bank holiday.
I think it depends on an individual's definition of low-key.

For me, as soon as I discovered it would not be an Abbey wedding with a balcony appearance, it immediately became low-key.

But by someone's else's standards, it is still a lavish wedding with television cameras, carriages, etc.

Maybe we should consider it low-key for a royal wedding??
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:23 PM
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Harry will probably have few foreign royals at the wedding even if it’s just because of their relationship with the BRF

Edward had Prince Joachim, Queen Anne Marie and Prince Felipe.

William and Catherine’s wedding was obviously very different. They had royals from around the world. Japan, the Middle East, Africa and all of Europe save Liechtenstein

With Harry I expect some Greeks and maybe a couple of others. Maybe some of Philip’s relatives
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:24 PM
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low-key for a royal wedding??
Not at ALL... 'low key for a Royal wedding' would be the Princess Royal's wedding to Commander Lawrence.
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I read it was the 1902 (I think that was the year) Landau.


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The 1902 State Landau was the carriage that Prince Charles and Princess Diana used on their wedding day. The 1902 State Landau was the carriage that Prince William and Catherine used on their wedding day. An Ascot Landau was the carriage that Prince Edward and Sophie used on their wedding day.

If some of Prince Philip's relatives from Germany attend the wedding, will they not be considered Royalty?
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