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Honestly, her sister-in-law is stretching it. Even her father-in-law has been out of office for years. It’s not as if Jessica herself is a politician. Everyone knows she’s one of Meghan’s best friends. If the public wants to make an issue out of her in-laws’ politics and deny Meghan the right to have the person she wants to stand up with her on wedding day, that is quite cruel. It’s not like we have a Maxima situation where Jessica was directly involved in a dictator government.
Yep, short of the sister-in-law suddenly leading an anti monarchy, anti commonwealth campaign which Jessica and her husband are shown supporting, she will be fine.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:02 PM
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:08 PM
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Let's move on - Jessica Mulroney's sister-in-law's political career isn't exactly on topic.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:50 PM
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Lindsay, Jessica, Benita and Heather all seem strong candidates. Since Jessica and Benita's daughters are likely flower girls, maybe they will be taken out of the running. Heather's got a little boy, but like Lindsay's baby, he would be too young to be in the wedding.
So if 1 of the above is MOH (I'm assuming Meghan won't have multiple adult attendants), are there other roles for H&M's friends in the ceremony i.e. Readings, offerings, etc.? I can't remember what was done for W&K.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:09 PM
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So if 1 of the above is MOH (I'm assuming Meghan won't have multiple adult attendants), are there other roles for H&M's friends in the ceremony i.e. Readings, offerings, etc.? I can't remember what was done for W&K.
A reading is possible. James Middleton did the reading for the Cambridge wedding.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:42 PM
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Since this is a private wedding and the bride is not British, there are no reasons some of her traditions should not be incorporated into the wedding. Autumn had adult bridesmaids so I don't see a problem with Meghan doing the same.
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Since this is a private wedding and the bride is not British, there are no reasons some of her traditions should not be incorporated into the wedding. Autumn had adult bridesmaids so I don't see a problem with Meghan doing the same.
Autumn and Peter were private citizens. Peter besides being the son of the Princess Royal, lives a normal life. Their wedding was not televised. And even then, he got heavily criticized because he sold the photos.

Harry is another matter. He is a senior working royal. His wedding will be televised for all to see. There is definite expectations for his wedding.

I am sure they will get some of their personal tastes in there but most likely during things like the reception when it actually will be private. See how well the cake went down. Heck there is even criticism that they used American ink on invitations.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:37 AM
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Kate had an adult maid of honor, so I don't know why Meghan cannot as well if she wishes. That was a more "important" wedding than Harry's.

And while Zara's wedding was a private wedding of the Queen's non-Princess granddaughter, she also had an adult matron of honor.

And as was discussed in another thread, some "rules" assigned to royalty are not necessarily real. I do not think wedding attendant rules are real.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:51 AM
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My comment on Meghan likely sticking with one adult attendant wasn't based on some imagined protocol. As others have stated, we've seen adult bridesmaids before. But, Meghan is 36, most of her friends are married with kids, and this is her 2nd wedding. American or not, that's not usually a recipe for big bridal party.
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:12 AM
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My comment on Meghan likely sticking with one adult attendant wasn't based on some imagined protocol. As others have stated, we've seen adult bridesmaids before. But, Meghan is 36, most of her friends are married with kids, and this is her 2nd wedding. American or not, that's not usually a recipe for big bridal party.
I don't think the issue being discussed here is multiple adult attendants but whether Meghan is even "allowed" ANY adult attendant. Some seem to believe "royal wedding parties" should ONLY be children, that that is the "rule."
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Autumn and Peter were private citizens. Peter besides being the son of the Princess Royal, lives a normal life. Their wedding was not televised. And even then, he got heavily criticized because he sold the photos.

Harry is another matter. He is a senior working royal. His wedding will be televised for all to see. There is definite expectations for his wedding.

I am sure they will get some of their personal tastes in there but most likely during things like the reception when it actually will be private. See how well the cake went down. Heck there is even criticism that they used American ink on invitations.
Not that I think she’ll have more than one adult in the bridal party, but HMQ had adult attendants rather than kids. So to say the Brits don’t do that is not true. That’s something that started much later.

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As for someone that said at Meghan’s age and this being her second wedding means she shouldn’t have a big bridal party, how do you account for the kids then? They are bridesmaids after all. She’ll have a decent sized bridal party and her age and her prior marriage has nothing to do with it. Her prior marriage is being treated as a non issue here.
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Members of the Armed Forces will provide ceremonial support at the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. Units with a special connection to Prince Harry will take part in the carriage procession at the request of Kensington Palace.

Full details in link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a...ding-announced
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:17 AM
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If Meghan has four small attendants, George, Charlotte, Ivy Mulroney and Jasper Dyer, and one adult, perhaps Lindsay or Heather who could help supervise the littles I don't think that would be classed as a large bridal party, would it?

The post above with the link about the armed forces ceremonial support came as I was typing. I think that all sounds absolutely wonderful and very supportive in that these are units Harry has connections with. Sounds like he will be in uniform too!
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:40 AM
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This wedding will look so grand and wonderful. The uniforms will bring so much grandeur to it.
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In a way, I think the armed forces near and dear to Harry participating in the carriage ride through Windsor after the wedding is kind of like bringing some of the pomp and circumstance to the wedding that may have happened if was in London at Westminster Abbey.

Now I am 99.9% sure that Harry will be in uniform.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:08 AM
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Me too Osipi! I couldn't imagine after his service and then working with the wounded afterwards. he wouldn't have a strong military presence at the wedding.


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Old 03-28-2018, 09:10 AM
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So am I Osiipi, and that makes me very happy. Nothing against morning suits but
There's also going to be a band playing, I think, so it all adds to what will be a great atmosphere.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:20 AM
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Yeah I am thrilled for it! The military is such a big part of Harry's life. Glad it will be represented well. And I agree that he will definitely be in uniform. This all but confirmed it.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:34 AM
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The streets will be lined by the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and the Band Of the Irish Guards will provide the music.

I guess this probably means William will wear his Irish Guards uniform.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:47 AM
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Probably. And the groom will be wearing his uniform as Captain General of the Royal Marines.
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