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Old 04-10-2018, 09:22 PM
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I am a little confused how the idea of the Obama's attending could have ever been misconstrued as "political". Since he is no longer President they are private citizens so I don't get the political 'power play' theory although the question is now merely academic.

As to the notion of people wanting to give gifts for the Royal Couple's wedding, they just do! They are my royal family and I will make a donation since they can only use one toaster.

I think that the people of the UK and Commonwealth just want to share the joy that comes with a royal wedding. In the same way that William and Catherine are and will continue to be inundated with bootees, etc. upon the arrival of their third child.

That is just the way it is.
Newpapers like the Daily Fail and the Express reported that the Obamas where invited and that Theresa May begged them not to invite the Obama's if Trump was not invited. Political tweeters used this to create viral fake news about Obama being invited and vice versa as a game of political competition. So in the long run not invited any political leaders prevents the issue from ruining their day and turning it into political theater.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:39 PM
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I am a little confused how the idea of the Obama's attending could have ever been misconstrued as "political". Since he is no longer President they are private citizens so I don't get the political 'power play' theory although the question is now merely academic.
Some will use it as that they stand with their ideology or political beliefs.

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Newpapers like the Daily Fail and the Express reported that the Obamas where invited and that Theresa May begged them not to invite the Obama's if Trump was not invited. Political tweeters used this to create viral fake news about Obama being invited and vice versa as a game of political competition. So in the long run not invited any political leaders prevents the issue from ruining their day and turning it into political theater.
I thought the concern was childish petulance possibly affecting foreign policy in the wake of Brexit?
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:42 PM
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I am a little confused how the idea of the Obama's attending could have ever been misconstrued as "political". Since he is no longer President they are private citizens so I don't get the political 'power play' theory although the question is now merely academic.
It would definitely be seen as used as a political power play move. When there were tweets 'revealing' that the Obamas were invited, so many tweeters, celebs etc tweeted, that they loved that political move, and it would be a slap on trumps face. The amount of pages the tabloids would've printed about faux outrage, had the Obamas been on the guest list, would've been endless. This all was avoided this way, by not inviting any political people at all, or anyone possibly causing a political outrage.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:49 PM
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Even without Brexit it would be political talk. Look at the Cambridge wedding. There was a huge discussion when Tony Blair wasn't invited, while people like John Major were. Talk that his political party was being scorned. Even if Major and Thatcher were not invited as former prime ministers. They were invited because they were knights of the garter, and all knights were invited. As it wasn't a state wedding, they weren't expected to invite all the former leaders.

Its disappointing. Not because I want the grandeur of the couples there. But it does seem both Harry and Meghan have quite good relationships with the Obamas (Harry) and Trudeaus (Meghan). They would be Personal invites and not political. Sadly some people wouldn't be able to get past it.

I wasn't expecting to see many politicians or foreign royals to begin with. So no real surprise. Other then maybe the PM not going. But at the very least we will see Seeiso and his wife. I would be shocked if we don't also see a few Greek royals, and perhaps some Germans like the Franz Albrecht and some of Philip's family. Those would be 'personal invites' not official guests.
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:10 PM
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Even now, I read so many tweets saying, that they were exited to see Trump's meltdown had Obamas been at the wedding, and they're disappointed now. Who wants to be the trigger for THAT with their wedding? Imagine the 100 articles from DF & co had that been the case.
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:56 PM
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I know some were curious about coverage in the US. It seems the stations are starting to reveal their plans. CBS sent out a press release saying their coverage will kick off 4am EST / 1am PST.

It a week of coverage with a few specials and such. I am sure other networks will be revealing their schedules in the upcoming weeks as well.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/...ay-19-20180409
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:08 AM
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Many thanks ACO for finding and posting that article. If there was any kind of a doubt that Americans would be interested in this wedding, CBS has shown that they expect a very huge interest.

I'm also relieved in reading through the article that CBS is *not* the outlet that is going to have Samantha Grant as a "correspondent". CBS is on my "nice" list. Anymore channels here start promoting coverage, I'm going to have hubby set up another TV and really go multimedia mad on the 19th.
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:25 AM
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Even without Brexit it would be political talk. Look at the Cambridge wedding. There was a huge discussion when Tony Blair wasn't invited, while people like John Major were. Talk that his political party was being scorned. Even if Major and Thatcher were not invited as former prime ministers. They were invited because they were knights of the garter, and all knights were invited. As it wasn't a state wedding, they weren't expected to invite all the former leaders.
Former Prime Ministers Thatcher and Major were also invited because they were considered to be special guardians to William and Harry after Diana's death.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...yblair.labour1

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Old 04-11-2018, 12:59 AM
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I know some were curious about coverage in the US. It seems the stations are starting to reveal their plans. CBS sent out a press release saying their coverage will kick off 4am EST / 1am PST.

It a week of coverage with a few specials and such. I am sure other networks will be revealing their schedules in the upcoming weeks as well.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/...ay-19-20180409
It must be just me, but each time I press that link, all I get is a grey blank!
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:09 AM
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Besides the working relationship between Prince Harry and Mr Obama as a private citizen it was clear to me they had a genuine friendship and mutual respect. If William was given leeway to select who he didnít want on his guest list for his wedding, a semi-state occasion, then I struggle to understand why that same courtesy wasnít afforded to Harry to have who he wanted. After all this is going to be a private wedding and a much smaller affair in comparison. And no I donít believe the Prince would have been unwilling to invite to his wedding the Obamas or even just Michelle and her girls so as to spare the feelings of a President who in past had made derogatory remarks so salacious in nature about his deceased mother.

The decision to exclude political leaders was taken by the Royal Household we are told and I fear Mr Obama now a private citizen was categorised as a current politician which I think is incorrect. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:01 AM
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I came back here and people are still discussing PMs and prezzes and such----why is no one talking about my question----will the Beckhams be there? will Daniel Craig be there---Harry met him at least once.

A royal wedding should deliver two things to my door---great fashion and a little eye candy.
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:09 AM
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David (and Victoria) a probable I think.

Daniel, sadly not!

Some people are planning to make a killing!

Royal wedding makes tourist hotspot of Slough as bookings up 1,438% - BBC News
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:32 AM
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I came back here and people are still discussing PMs and prezzes and such----why is no one talking about my question----will the Beckhams be there? will Daniel Craig be there---Harry met him at least once.

A royal wedding should deliver two things to my door---great fashion and a little eye candy.
I don't particularly care for fashions but on the eye candy, I'm all eyes. Maybe its because I'm older and my eyesight has headed south on me but I think Sir Richard Branson falls into the category of eye candy and I'd be very surprised if Sir Richard, his wife Kristen and his children, Sam and Holly, are not invited to the wedding.
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:35 AM
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I came back here and people are still discussing PMs and prezzes and such----why is no one talking about my question----will the Beckhams be there? will Daniel Craig be there---Harry met him at least once.

A royal wedding should deliver two things to my door---great fashion and a little eye candy.
And Lady Glenflower can I add a big bit of *Bling* to your fashion and eye candy as every thing is of little importance here....
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:24 AM
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Bransons....check. Bling......check. Cute children......check. Uniforms.....CHECK!

Like so many others here, I will be awake in the wee hours, Prince of Wales tea brewed, munching toast points and wallowing in the combination of tradition, glamour, and technology that is the broadcast of the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

This is SUCH fun! So glad I found this place with all these rowdy, informed and amiable (TM Jane Austen) people.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:05 AM
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NBC also announced their coverage this morning.

4:30am - 11:00am EST

https://www.today.com/news/today-hea...edding-t126874
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:11 AM
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I really wish stations would include who their "royal expert" wedding correspondents will be as part of these announcements. I assume those contracts are signed at this point. It is crazy that teams are going a week in advance. I wasn't expecting that.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:19 AM
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Looks like I'll be getting up really early then! Central time here!


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Old 04-11-2018, 09:32 AM
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It must be just me, but each time I press that link, all I get is a grey blank!
Not sure why the link isn't working but it says their coverage runs from 4am EST - 10am EST and they will be airing all their shows from Windsor starting the beginning of the week. Similar to the NBC press release. I assume ABC will release their this week as well.

So the America stations are getting their stuff in order. It will be a nice long day of coverage to tickle your fancy.

38 days!
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:42 AM
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Are the Obamas and Trudeaus really good friends of Meghan and Harry?

Or are they people who get on well together and have some interests in common?

I don't see a true friendship - people that you know just have to be at your wedding or it wouldn't be the same. The kind of friends who you contact on a regular basis and share/d experiences with.

I have seen an enormous amount of hype in the UK media who just were itching for a row to blow up.
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