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Old 11-28-2017, 11:36 AM
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I rather ask myself: Harry is hugely popular, and beyond british citizens, 1000s of foreigners will pour into the small town of Windsor.... How can the narrow streets contain all these spectators?!
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:37 AM
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It would be very easy to have processions through the town, if that was wanted. The normal route for state visits goes very close by the gate closest to the chapel. And it could be easily extended by roughly a mile using Peascod, William, and Victoria streets IF they decided to. (I think the Queen's 90th birthday drive did something like that.)
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:39 AM
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In case there are any doubts, the Queen is confirmed to attend the wedding and it will be a full religious wedding.

I know there were doubts at the beginning of this relationship.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:39 AM
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Anyway, I am thrilled that it will be a St. George's as I always knew it would. I have a sentimental weak spot for the jewel of a church.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:40 AM
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it won't be able to accommodate the kind of crowds there would have been in London
If they 'innovate' and wish to include the Public [as they have indicated] a carriage drive down the 'Long Mile' after the ceremony could be seen by MANY thousands of well-wishers...
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:43 AM
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It would be very easy to have processions through the town, if that was wanted. The normal route for state visits goes very close by the gate closest to the chapel. And it could be easily extended by roughly a mile using Peascod, William, and Victoria streets IF they decided to. (I think the Queen's 90th birthday drive did something like that.)
If they did this it would be really awesome... otherwise - what would they do with the deluge of royal watchers descending on Windsor?

I hope they map out a long procession/recession route. A very, very long one.

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If they 'innovate' and wish to include the Public [as they have indicated] a carriage drive down the 'Long Mile' after the ceremony could be seen by MANY thousands of well-wishers...
Could they do it both before and after the ceremony?

Oh and what's the long mile?
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:44 AM
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If they 'innovate' and wish to include the Public [as they have indicated] a carriage drive down the 'Long Mile' after the ceremony could be seen by MANY thousands of well-wishers...
Wouldn’t that be nice.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:46 AM
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If they 'innovate' and wish to include the Public [as they have indicated] a carriage drive down the 'Long Mile' after the ceremony could be seen by MANY thousands of well-wishers...
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Could they do it both before and after the ceremony?

Oh and what's the long mile?
I think this is meant:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7502/2...f8ccb848_h.jpg
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:47 AM
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Sorry I mean foreign royals.
Okay that's great, I am looking forward to the guest list.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:55 AM
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That would be an awesome route... please let them do it pre and post ceremony!!
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:00 PM
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It's always a bit savourous to see the diferences between some wishful thinkings and the reality. Windsor has been called, on this very same forum, a "second rate venue" not less.
So despite some media pressure and let's some some enthusiastic fans, the BRF and the couple itself did not jump in the "Princess Diary III : Meghan goes to London" bandwagon and instead chose THEIR venue for THEIR wedding. I think it's just great and a credit to Harry and Meghan.
Besides, it's a clear and elegant reminder to everyone who they are in the order of succession and their position inside the Family (aka the younger son of the heir).
Windsor is an incredible place, it will be a wonderful wedding.
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Pre-Wedding may be 'too much', think of the implications for the Brides Maquillage, Hair and Gown, also she will be with her Father before the ceremony, and with her hubby only afterwards...
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:04 PM
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#RoyalWedding update: It will be at St George's Chapel, Windsor in May. Meghan will be baptised, and confirmed in to church before service. She will become joint US-UK national in time. Royal family paying for core elements. First joint engagement this Friday in Nottingham! Via CNN

Called it!! I strongly believed it was going to be St. George's Chapel and I was right :) Looking forward to it - glad it's going to be televised :)
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:14 PM
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I wonder...will they do something more relaxed and laid back like an English Country Wedding?


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Old 11-28-2017, 12:19 PM
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Pre-Wedding may be 'too much', think of the implications for the Brides Maquillage, Hair and Gown, also she will be with her Father before the ceremony, and with her hubby only afterwards...
I don't understand why this would prevent them doing a longer procession?
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:21 PM
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It's always a bit savourous to see the diferences between some wishful thinkings and the reality. Windsor has been called, on this very same forum, a "second rate venue" not less.
So despite some media pressure and let's some some enthusiastic fans, the BRF and the couple itself did not jump in the "Princess Diary III : Meghan goes to London" bandwagon and instead chose THEIR venue for THEIR wedding. I think it's just great and a credit to Harry and Meghan.
Besides, it's a clear and elegant reminder to everyone who they are in the order of succession and their position inside the Family (aka the younger son of the heir).
Windsor is an incredible place, it will be a wonderful wedding.
This was unnecessary.

It's like you were unable to celebrate them choosing the venue without taking some really unnecessary shots at those of us who wished for something else. And the whole Princess Diary crack was very insulting.

Maybe I'm a wishful thinker, but at least I try to be nice.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:24 PM
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Half the fun of watching those weddings was the procession and the pomp and circumstance of them. Watching the car waiting for Catherine to get in. People cheering madly as each senior BRF couple exited in a car/carriage for the Abbey/Cathedral.

There was none of that drama with E&S - even with the stairs there.
The arrivals of the main players at WA are always a big disappointment to me. You get a lot of crowd noise, yes, but that's it. The way they set up a canopy protecting the path to the door means a largely blocked view. It's not great. St. George's steps give a wide, expansive view that I much prefer.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:26 PM
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A LONG procession before the Ceremony might result in tangled Hair [it can be windy on that drive], and crumpled fabric...
A long Drive AFTER the Ceremony means these things would matter less, since the newly weds can freshen up privately before greeting their guests at the reception.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:28 PM
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The arrivals of the main players at WA are always a big disappointment to me. You get a lot of crowd noise, yes, but that's it. The way they set up a canopy protecting the path to the door means a largely blocked view. It's not great. St. George's steps give a wide, expansive view that I much prefer.
Which wedding at the Abbey had a canopy?

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A LONG procession before the Ceremony might result in tangled Hair [it can be windy on that drive], and crumpled fabric...
A long Drive AFTER the Ceremony means these things would matter less, since the newly weds can freshen up privately before greeting their guests at the reception.
Oh I guess I assumed the procession would have Meghan in the car with the glass top, and the recession would be in the carriage.

That's actually what Sophie did - she arrived in the car and left in the carriage. The only thing I'd like added is a longer route pre-post wedding.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:38 PM
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Good to know I was right about a May wedding at St. George's. Lovely choice.

St. George always made more sense to me. I imagine it will look extremely welcoming, airy and light in May.
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