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Old 03-22-2018, 09:26 AM
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I think that what the reaction to something as benign as a wedding cake shows us is that the British press and public do not fully trust Meghan. It may be harsh but its reality. I think a small act like maybe announcing via media channels the couple has decided to have a grooms fruitcake would be a small step and reflect their different traditions while creating their own.

I also think that in the future they should continue to get out and meet the people but instead of hitting the ground running, they should focus on softer issues that will lead up to more hard hitting issues.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:27 AM
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I think that what the reaction to something as benign as a wedding cake shows us is that the British press and public do not fully trust Meghan. It may be harsh but its reality. I think a small act like maybe announcing via media channels the couple has decided to have a grooms fruitcake would be a small step and reflect their different traditions while creating their own.

I also think that in the future they should continue to get out and meet the people but instead of hitting the ground running, they should focus on softer issues that will lead up to more hard hitting issues.
I think its primarily the tabloids trying to find anything and everything about this wedding to make mountains out of molehills with because there isn't a lot of credible, new information coming out. Take the issue with the cake. Its a cake and not a draft of a new British constitution. They're using *food* as a way to create and start chatter because they can't find anything else worthy of exaggerating.

Kensington Palace is releasing tidbits of information as we approach the wedding date. The tabloids are running with it every which way but just reporting the facts.

Their main concern right now actually, IMO, is to get to the church on time. We really have no reason to put expectations on this couple yet. They will do things their own way, in their own time. We're just lucky they've decided to share *any* information with us. They aren't required to.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:38 AM
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The invites are out! 600 guests invited. 200 invited to Frogmore for the receptions.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY5kmyAW0AA8Qtr.jpg:large
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY5mlmTWkAEZIAq.jpg:large

There is the invitation. Didn't use her legal name of "Rachel" and the invitation says to be in "Dress uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge suit" so I think that also answers that question.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:46 AM
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Printed by Barnard Westwood who have been making royal invitations since 1985, Lottie Small, who recently completed her apprenticeship, printed all of the invitations in a process known as die stamping, on a machine from the 1930s that she affectionately nicknamed Maude.

The invitations were made with American ink on English paper.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:52 AM
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The invites are out! 600 guests invited. 200 invited to Frogmore for the receptions.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY5kmyAW0AA8Qtr.jpg:large
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY5mlmTWkAEZIAq.jpg:large

There is the invitation. Didn't use her legal name of "Rachel" and the invitation says to be in "Dress uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge suit" so I think that also answers that question.
Are we sure it's Frogmore? The invitation says Windsor Castle...


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Old 03-22-2018, 10:56 AM
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There are two receptions. An immediate one following the wedding at Windsor Castle and the private one hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House.

Per the official account.

https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...28574287253504
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:57 AM
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The press release mentions the evening reception for 200 at Frogmore House.

Another thing the Daily Mail got wrong and counting......
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:00 AM
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Oh duh..wasn't even thinking about the evening...I love it that the evening event will be at Frogmore.

Ok so the layout at Frogmore seemed rather tight to me when I saw pics...are there big rooms for a party?


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Old 03-22-2018, 11:04 AM
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I bet they will have tents outside of Frogmore.
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:54 AM
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I'm waiting for the comments on the American ink. It's becoming more and more obvious that the royal family isn't expecting Meghan to completely give up everything American, and actually respects that fact that that is part of her heritage that's merging into their family.
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Why is the Prince of Wales referred to in the invitation only as KG and KT instead of listing all his British orders ?

IT is also significant that neither the Duchess of Cornwall nor Meghan’s parents are mentioned in the invitation .
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I'm waiting for the comments on the American ink. It's becoming more and more obvious that the royal family isn't expecting Meghan to completely give up everything American, and actually respects that fact that that is part of her heritage that's merging into their family.
As they should and I love it. Good for them.

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Why is the Prince of Wales referred to in the invitation only as KG and KT instead of listing all his British orders ?

IT is also significant that neither the Duchess of Cornwall nor Meghan’s parents are mentioned in the invitation .
According to Emily Andrews:

"I also note the #royalwedding sensitivities: very tricky when both bride and groom have divorced parents (in common with lots of peeps around the world) so sensible to just have #PrinceCharles inviting everyone. Particularly when he’s footing the bill!"

Though this was William and Kate's which had no mention of their parents either. Theirs came from the Queen.

https://media.brides.com/photos/580e...itation-08.jpg
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Why is the Prince of Wales referred to in the invitation only as KG and KT instead of listing all his British orders ?

IT is also significant that neither the Duchess of Cornwall nor Meghan’s parents are mentioned in the invitation .
Theories...Duchess of Cornwall not included since she isn't the parent of either the bride or groom? Invitation coming from Prince Charles exclusively since he's footing the entire bill? I can see the rationale for both choices but it would've been nice for Meghan's parents to be included in the invitation.
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:14 PM
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Why is the Prince of Wales referred to in the invitation only as KG and KT instead of listing all his British orders ?

IT is also significant that neither the Duchess of Cornwall nor Meghan’s parents are mentioned in the invitation .

It's more informal IMO. Charles is issuing the request to folks on behalf of everyone (and he's paying for it all so..) ..and not all of Harry's names are used either, only Meghan's first name.


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Old 03-22-2018, 12:17 PM
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The invites are out! 600 guests invited. 200 invited to Frogmore for the receptions.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY5kmyAW0AA8Qtr.jpg:large
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY5mlmTWkAEZIAq.jpg:large

There is the invitation. Didn't use her legal name of "Rachel" and the invitation says to be in "Dress uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge suit" so I think that also answers that question.
Lounge suit ?
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:17 PM
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As they should and I love it. Good for them.



According to Emily Andrews:

"I also note the #royalwedding sensitivities: very tricky when both bride and groom have divorced parents (in common with lots of peeps around the world) so sensible to just have #PrinceCharles inviting everyone. Particularly when he’s footing the bill!"

Though this was William and Kate's which had no mention of their parents either. Theirs came from the Queen.

https://media.brides.com/photos/580e...itation-08.jpg

and the invitation from the Queen says 'commanded' ...Charles's says requested.


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Old 03-22-2018, 12:18 PM
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Lounge suit ?

Regular suit and tie.



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Old 03-22-2018, 12:19 PM
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Meghan's parents to be included in the invitation.
Why ? They are neither providing the venue, nor paying for it...

Often [but not invariably] invitations are issued by the Brides Family [since, in the past they paid for the wedding itself, the Groom being responsible for paying for the Honeymoon, and the House the couple were to live in].
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:30 PM
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and the invitation from the Queen says 'commanded' ...Charles's says requested.


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I also noticed that. The little things.
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the Queen says 'commanded' ...Charles's says requested.
ONLY the Queen 'commands'...She did so then, since the Cambridge wedding was a State occasion.. this one isn't.
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