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Old 11-28-2017, 11:21 AM
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I like that it will be a May wedding. That is a lovely month. At least I was right on the venue, which I think will be quite festive (Edward's and Sophie's wedding was at a somber time). I've never understood the interest in the 'balcony kiss' myself. I suppose they will do one on the steps but it is so unnecessary imo.
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St George's Chapel Windsor is indeed a grand place for Harry and Meghan to get married in, although my hopes were for Westminster Abbey or some other location.

The only issue I have (I've probably said it before) is that the scale and design of the interior of St George's limits camera angles and lighting, plus the space immediately outside the chapel does not allow for a large crowd to be assembled.

However, a few things could be done to create a more spectacular visual as we are used to for an Abbey wedding that I don't think we got with the 1999 and 2005 weddings :

1) Improve the lighting inside
2) Technology nowadays should allow smaller camera use inside and therefore better angles
3) The use of a carpet down the steps of the Chapel outside
4) The use of more cameras along the route from Windsor castle - that huge long drive through the park to Windsor that Sophie used could allow for a procession
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:22 AM
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Much depends on how many Americans make the journey, but 6am should secure a decent spot [lots of places near for Coffee's Brekkies and 'comfort breaks']...
Hmmmm... seriously considering this now...

Although I could still do my sleepover... not sure who I could convince to fly over with me, though one of my besties' brother married a Londoner... so maybe they'd all be open to it? Then we could go to Italy and my fave place (Villa d'Este) after!
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I know Andrew and Fergie definitely did.

Also Prcss Anne and Capt. Mark Philips in 1973
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:24 AM
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I hope Harry receives the Garter before the wedding so that his banner can hang in the chapel at his wedding. (Although perhaps those aren't added until the installation. And Edward had to wait too. Sigh.)
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:25 AM
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Also Prcss Anne and Capt. Mark Philips in 1973
They did not. Charles and Diana started the trend.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:27 AM
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I like that it will be a May wedding. That is a lovely month. At least I was right on the venue, which I think will be quite festive (Edward's and Sophie's wedding was at a somber time). I've never understood the interest in the 'balcony kiss' myself. I suppose they will do one on the steps but it is so unnecessary imo.
Speaking for myself - it's the drama of it. The glimpses behind the door - waiting for them to come out. The crowds filling the courtyard and traffic circle out front.... the throngs of people so far back like a sea... people cheering for them to kiss. Then they kiss and everyone goes nuts.

It's just such a spectacle.

Plus the flyover - though I don't know if anyone gets that but future monarchs.

It's just so grand and exciting.

I think I also just love the cheering - it gives me goosebumps.
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I hope Harry receives the Garter before the wedding so that his banner can hang in the chapel at his wedding. (Although perhaps those aren't added until the installation. And Edward had to wait too. Sigh.)
It's unlikely he'll be getting it during the Queen's reign. William was an exception as it was the 1000th. His aunt and uncles didn't get theirs until they were in their 40s, I believe.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:27 AM
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St George's Chapel Windsor is indeed a grand place for Harry and Meghan to get married in, although my hopes were for Westminster Abbey or some other location.

The only issue I have (I've probably said it before) is that the scale and design of the interior of St George's limits camera angles and lighting, plus the space immediately outside the chapel does not allow for a large crowd to be assembled.

However, a few things could be done to create a more spectacular visual as we are used to for an Abbey wedding that I don't think we got with the 1999 and 2005 weddings :

1) Improve the lighting inside
2) Technology nowadays should allow smaller camera use inside and therefore better angles
3) The use of a carpet down the steps of the Chapel outside
4) The use of more cameras along the route from Windsor castle - that huge long drive through the park to Windsor that Sophie used could allow for a procession
Agree in the Issues you have mentioned.
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Is it possible to have foreign guest? I expect no (or not many) but still I am hoping.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:29 AM
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St George's Chapel Windsor is indeed a grand place for Harry and Meghan to get married in, although my hopes were for Westminster Abbey or some other location.

The only issue I have (I've probably said it before) is that the scale and design of the interior of St George's limits camera angles and lighting, plus the space immediately outside the chapel does not allow for a large crowd to be assembled.

However, a few things could be done to create a more spectacular visual as we are used to for an Abbey wedding that I don't think we got with the 1999 and 2005 weddings :

1) Improve the lighting inside
2) Technology nowadays should allow smaller camera use inside and therefore better angles
3) The use of a carpet down the steps of the Chapel outside
4) The use of more cameras along the route from Windsor castle - that huge long drive through the park to Windsor that Sophie used could allow for a procession
I really hope they do these things - this would really help me feel better about Windsor - not that I'm the important one, lol - but I would love to see anything that would up the drama.

And can I just say - that visual of the park in front of Windsor Castle is simply one of the most epic things I have ever seen. I really hope they allow people to line that park on both sides and have cameras and crew there by the gate to watch people get in the cars on the way to the chapel.

*fingers crossed*

And thank you for this post - you've given me hope and a shred of my excitement back with your post and that gorgeous picture!
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:31 AM
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Having recently visited St. George's Chapel I am thrilled that this will be the site for their wedding. IMO it is far lovelier than WA and has more historic ties to the Windsors too.

I agree Jacknch that new technology will help the television crews improve upon the filming and coverage that we had with Edward and Sophie's 1999 Wedding.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:32 AM
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Is it possible to have foreign guest? I expect no (or not many) but still I am hoping.
I don't see why not? Unless you are talking about current heads of state?
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I am 'happy' about it as the venue, Skippy.. it is a MASTERPIECE of Perpendicular Gothic Architecture [a subspecies of Gothic that is entirely English, and unknown elsewhere in the World].
It is light,airy, unencumbered with rather too many funeral monuments, and the Grooms Paternal Great-Grandparents all rest there, as well as some of our greatest Kings.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:33 AM
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But Princess Alexandra a cousin of the Queen also had a Abbey Wedding. And she was much further back in the line of succession then place 6.

But much of the that was already pulled down in 2011 when the choose cars for the arrivals at the Abbey and not a big carriage procession like in 1986.
The Duke of Kent was also supposed to have married in the abbey but his wife to be wanted to marry in her home city of York. In fact even non royals have had big weddings there, Diana's parents spring to mind.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:33 AM
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Windsor is lovely but I have been and it's rather small, it won't be able to accommodate the kind of crowds there would have been in London and no balcony is disappointing too.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:34 AM
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Is it possible to have foreign guest? I expect no (or not many) but still I am hoping.
I am sure her parents are welcome at the wedding
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:35 AM
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Yes I think there will be some overseas guests from other royal families including non-reigning ones.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:35 AM
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I am 'happy' about it as the venue, Skippy.. it is a MASTERPIECE of Perpendicular Gothic Architecture [a subspecies of Gothic that is entirely English, and unknown elsewhere in the World].
It is light,airy, unencumbered with rather too many funeral monuments, and the Grooms Paternal Great-Grandparents all rest there, as well as some of our greatest Kings.
I already thought you would be, since you indicated St George's as "appropriate" for Harry's position earlier on.

Thank you for answering my question.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:36 AM
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Me too, they televise all the weddings.

But I have to admit a lot of the excitement and anticipation has gone out of the wedding (at least for me) now that I know it will be a more low-key event at Saint George's Chapel.

I'm sure it will be nice but I am really disappointed.

This is a very important church for the RF! It´s located in the Queen´ s favourite Palace, and the chapel where the service for the most prestigious and noble of all orders in England, the Garter, takes place.

In 1863 the eldest son of Queen Victoria, the future Edward VII, married Alexandra of Denmark in St. George´s chapel - so, the chapel, which is in its scale rather a cathedral than a chapel, is not a church where only weddings of minor important Royals take place!
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