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Old 11-28-2017, 12:43 PM
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Disappointed that there is no balcony appearance !!!

Even if he is pushed further down after baby Cambridge is born but he still is the 1 of the 2 sons of the future king .

Is Windsor too far from BP ? They can't make a balcony appearance ?
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:46 PM
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Full statement issued by Prince Harry's communication's secretary, regarding the wedding:

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"Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are extremely grateful for the warm public response following yesterday's announcement of their engagement. In a happy moment in their lives, it means a great deal to them that so many people throughout the UK, the Commonwealth, and around the world are celebrating with them.
The couple are delighted to be able to announce that their wedding will be held in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May next year. As with all members of the royal family, Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry and he and Ms Markle have regularly spent time there over the last year and a half.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:47 PM
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Are we sure it's going to be televised? There are no camera's allowed in St George's Chapel.
To avoid mistakes or confusion: I'd love to watch their wedding on TV, it's just because of the general protocol there.
Yes, it’s very likely going to be televised. We Americans watched both Edward and Charles’s weddings televised from Windsor. There are cameras allowed in, just not for the very private ceremonies like; Garter, Easter, and Victorian Order Service.

There’s likely going to be a carriage procession through Windsor like the Wessex’s had back in ‘99.’

This will be a both British and American Royal Celebration!
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:48 PM
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Disappointed that there is no balcony appearance !!!

Even if he is pushed further down after baby Cambridge is born but he still is the 1 of the 2 sons of the future king .

Is Windsor too far from BP ? They can't make a balcony appearance ?
More than an hour drive, so not possible.

Why the balcony appearance is so important?
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:50 PM
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Could it not be in relation to guest numbers, as 5th or 6th in line to the throne is there a requirement for the same number of official guests to be asked. If it is solely friends and family, the other venues could actually be too large.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:51 PM
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That makes sense..I wondered where it was they were taking these long country walks without running into people (who might have cameras etc).

This, marrying at St George, ties into their sentimental/romantic take on things so far.


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I was thinking the same thing. Either staying in Windsor or going outside of London where people aren't expecting to see them.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:52 PM
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Lainey's source is reporting that St. George is what Harry and Meghan wants, and other senior royals wanted all the pomp and circumstance if it had been up to them. Take it as what you will, but here is the link!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married in May at St George’s Chapel in Windsor

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Could it not be in relation to guest numbers, as 5th or 6th in line to the throne is there a requirement for the same number of official guests to be asked. If it is solely friends and family, the other venues could actually be too large.
There will still be some must invites, but far less than William's. I don't think normal people can count 800 in family and close friends.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:01 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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More like Pippa's?
Could be.

What I am wondering is whether it will be televised in Times Square, like William's was?
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:04 PM
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I think St. George's is a lovely choice. It is smaller, somewhat more intimate, venue, and very beautiful. Harry's position does not "require" a large London spectacle, and he and Meghan may prefer the intimacy of St. George's and the possibility of a reception on the grounds, or in the castle. He doesn't owe the public a spectacle. Perhaps neither of them wants to be a spectacle. People cite his status as second son of the heir...in my view, he could be a King and choose to be married in the way that he and his fiancée choose. He has done and continues to do great work for the people of Britain and around the word. That is what is important. He is giving the people a reasonable glimpse of his private life and that's fine by me. So far they are controlling the agenda, and that is a good and healthy thing for both of them.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:06 PM
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Harry could easily fill 400 or so seats at St George's with family, friends, representatives of his charities, vets from IG etc. It could be rather awkward for Meghan to issue 400 invites to her wedding, especially as most of those she invited would have to travel long distances. Most of us don't have 400 or so close family and friends who would be available for a wedding in another country.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:09 PM
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Full statement issued by Prince Harry's communication's secretary, regarding the wedding:
"Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are extremely grateful for the warm public response following yesterday's announcement of their engagement. In a happy moment in their lives, it means a great deal to them that so many people throughout the UK, the Commonwealth, and around the world are celebrating with them.
The couple are delighted to be able to announce that their wedding will be held in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May next year. As with all members of the royal family, Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry and he and Ms Markle have regularly spent time there over the last year and a half.
I'm no longer having qualms about Windsor Castle/St. George's and am looking forward to the wedding. I'm thankful that they are figuring out ways to involve the public and that they are acknowledging that people will want to share in their special day with them.

Very excited about what Meghan and Harry will do together to help the world. Looks like Meghan is going to jump right in and get involved. Awesome.

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More than an hour drive, so not possible.

Why the balcony appearance is so important?
It's just the drama and spectacle - plus way more of the public could see it. At St. George's, it looks like no more than 100-200 folks could fit around the chapel steps to see a kiss, unlike BP, where thousands upon thousands could see it. People fill up that circle in from of BP and then the entire road going back miles.

It's just so grand and amazing.

But I see why they chose St. George's - it's a very pretty venue and apparently Meghan and Harry have already spent time there.

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Lainey's source is reporting that St. George is what Harry and Meghan wants, and other senior royals wanted all the pomp and circumstance if it had been up to them. Take it as what you will, but here is the link!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married in May at St George’s Chapel in Windsor
I'm warming up to St. George's - and hoping we still get some of the grand processional spectacle - just on a smaller scale than London.

But I'm sure the church will be absolutely gorgeous - hopefully with flowers instead of trees and some grand carpet on the stairs, etc..
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:17 PM
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More like Pippa's?
Could be.

What I am wondering is whether it will be televised in Times Square, like William's was?
Yes more like Pippa's but on a larger scale.

I have no idea about the Times Square but seeing as how Meghan is American and Harry is who he is...I'd say there's a good chance!


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Old 11-28-2017, 01:19 PM
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I doubt if Harry was given a choice. Supposedly William wanted to get married at Windsor but the government and The Queen told him it wasn’t befitting his place in the family.

I know some people are saying he chose Windsor for personal reasons but honestly I don’t think he had much choice. WA and ST Paul’s we’re out of the question.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:22 PM
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For those who've been concerned that Edward and Sophie's wedding indicates that the St. George's location means there will be no "pomp and circumstance," it's important to remember that E&S were specifically trying to set the tone for the fairly private life they had in mind for themselves at the time. They didn't intend to be working royals and so they didn't have a working royal's wedding. The lack of grand processions, arrivals, public kisses, etc. was a deliberate choice. Philip and Autumn's wedding at St. George's was also a private, family wedding rather than a royal one because they are not working royals.

Windsor can certainly handle as many layers of public ceremony as Meghan and Harry decide they want. I read their statement about involving the public to mean that they will find many ways to make St. George's a place for a festive public celebration. We're not going to see a repeat of Edward and Sophie's wedding, despite it being in the same church.

I'm excited about their choice. You just can't get more royal a location than the grounds of a big, historic castle, for goodness sake! St. George's is gorgeous and holds a lot of opportunity for a beautiful, romantic and, yes, overwhelmingly royal wedding.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:23 PM
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I doubt if Harry was given a choice. Supposedly William wanted to get married at Windsor but the government and The Queen told him it wasn’t befitting his place in the family.

I know some people are saying he chose Windsor for personal reasons but honestly I don’t think he had much choice. WA and ST Paul’s we’re out of the question.
I really sincerely doubt this - Prince Andrew married there. And Harry is still the 2nd son of the future King...

But it doesn't really matter now - they've chosen Windsor.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:23 PM
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Seems they are doing it their way as much as possible and I applaud them for that. It will be lovely
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:29 PM
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I wonder what colors Meghan will choose for her bridal party? Sophe/Edward had pages with these velvet blue capes... Kate had Pippa in white/cream... I wonder how Meghan will have her bridal party dressed?

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For those who've been concerned that Edward and Sophie's wedding indicates that the St. George's location means there will be no "pomp and circumstance," it's important to remember that E&S were specifically trying to set the tone for the fairly private life they had in mind for themselves at the time. They didn't intend to be working royals and so they didn't have a working royal's wedding. The lack of grand processions, arrivals, public kisses, etc. was a deliberate choice. Philip and Autumn's wedding at St. George's was also a private, family wedding rather than a royal one because they are not working royals.

Windsor can certainly handle as many layers of public ceremony as Meghan and Harry decide they want. I read their statement about involving the public to mean that they will find many ways to make St. George's a place for a festive public celebration. We're not going to see a repeat of Edward and Sophie's wedding, despite it being in the same church.

I'm excited about their choice. You just can't get more royal a location than the grounds of a big, historic castle, for goodness sake! St. George's is gorgeous and holds a lot of opportunity for a beautiful, romantic and, yes, overwhelmingly royal wedding.
Thanks! I'm getting more excited now - I really appreciate all of the nice comments helping me see St. George's as a lovely venue and capable of supporting the pomp and circumstance I crave.

Great point about the somber tone E+S made (because of the times).
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:32 PM
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I think people forget that Andrew is the second son of the reigning Queen. Harry is the second son of the Prince of Wales. Very different

So although Andrew Married at WA, Harry was only ever going to get married at Windsor.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:39 PM
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I like the location, although prefer to Westminster Abbey. Security issues may also have weighed on the decision. But Windsor Castle is very beautiful and has a lot of history and moreover is one of the favorite residences of the Royal family. Will be a nice wedding for sure.
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I think people forget that Andrew is the second son of the reigning Queen. Harry is the second son of the Prince of Wales. Very different

So although Andrew Married at WA, Harry was only ever going to get married at Windsor.


Princess Alexandra got married in WA. She was the cousin of the monarch at the time.
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