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Old 04-21-2018, 11:54 PM
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The only reason I mentioned it is they will officially announce the best man at that time and then it's all official and they can speak on this matter. Obviously, no one expect the best man to be anyone other than William, but it's not been announced by the Palace, so it's unlikely anyone else would jump in and address this issue publicly until then.

And I agree. I get that he has a job to do, but I think people would understand. People aren't going to question him not attending an event for attending his brother's wedding. People miss work for close family getting married. It happens.
The best man's job is done after the ceremony......so officially announcing he is best man wouldn't change anything. The reception in the evening has nothing to do with him being best man. Simply being Harry's brother. No need to announce that. Its not likely they have to 'address anything' anyways. Its a given he is going to be at his brother's wedding.

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Maybe to prevent tabloids from digging through their trash in hopes of finding drafts of the design?
That's what happened with Diana's. Yet oddly didn't stop them from releasing Fergie and Sophie's designer.

Not going to stop the tabloids. Just means any designer with a chance are going to be hounded by the press. I remember all of the talk at the Cambridge wedding approached, that Oldfield was the designer. Carol and Pippa were seen leaving his shop in January 2011, which led to huge talk he was Kate's designer.

Kate Middleton's mum Carole and sister Pippa visit Bruce Oldfield's boutique | Daily Mail Online
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:58 PM
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The only reason I mentioned it is they will officially announce the best man at that time and then it's all official and they can speak on this matter. Obviously, no one expect the best man to be anyone other than William, but it's not been announced by the Palace, so it's unlikely anyone else would jump in and address this issue publicly until then.

And I agree. I get that he has a job to do, but I think people would understand. People aren't going to question him not attending an event for attending his brother's wedding. People miss work for close family getting married. It happens.
You make good points, jacqui. Makes sense. It is an issue for those keen on the game so may very well be addressed at that time of the announcement.
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The only reason I mentioned it is they will officially announce the best man at that time and then it's all official and they can speak on this matter. Obviously, no one expect the best man to be anyone other than William, but it's not been announced by the Palace, so it's unlikely anyone else would jump in and address this issue publicly until then.

And I agree. I get that he has a job to do, but I think people would understand. People aren't going to question him not attending an event for attending his brother's wedding. People miss work for close family getting married. It happens.
I agree jacqui24 that once the information about the bridal party is released that we'll likely hear official news regarding the FA Cup final.
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Old 04-22-2018, 12:14 AM
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So if he is not best man he can ditch his brother's wedding for the game

I don't get why anyone needs an 'official announcement'. The best man has one job, to stand next to the groom at the ceremony. Announcing William is best man is not going to end any discussion of football, he could easily be at both. What is in question is the private dinner, in which if he is best man, or not, his attendance would be impossible if he was in London for the game.


If it is that important to make the announcement....they can make it any time. No need to reveal the best man or anything else. Just simply 'as William will be busy attending his brother's wedding...'.

Its not like people are going to say 'oh he isn't best man??? Well then how dare he ditch the FA. He should only go to the wedding if he is best man'
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Old 04-22-2018, 12:16 AM
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The best man's job is done after the ceremony......so officially announcing he is best man wouldn't change anything. The reception in the evening has nothing to do with him being best man. Simply being Harry's brother. No need to announce that. Its not likely they have to 'address anything' anyways. Its a given he is going to be at his brother's wedding.



That's what happened with Diana's. Yet oddly didn't stop them from releasing Fergie and Sophie's designer.

Not going to stop the tabloids. Just means any designer with a chance are going to be hounded by the press. I remember all of the talk at the Cambridge wedding approached, that Oldfield was the designer. Carol and Pippa were seen leaving his shop in January 2011, which led to huge talk he was Kate's designer.

Kate Middleton's mum Carole and sister Pippa visit Bruce Oldfield's boutique | Daily Mail Online
Every wedding I've been to, the best man and the maid of honor's job is never done once the ceremony ends. There is best man speech and all kinds of stuff depending on individual wedding. But the speech at the dinner is a guarantee.

I don't know what NDAs were like in those days, but perhaps they see a higher need for it. Given the amount of audience the tabloids can reach in the digital age, the amount of money for this type of scoop has also increased drastically.

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If it is that important to make the announcement....they can make it any time. No need to reveal the best man or anything else. Just simply 'as William will be busy attending his brother's wedding...'.

Its not like people are going to say 'oh he isn't best man??? Well then how dare he ditch the FA. He should only go to the wedding if he is best man'
I'm not sure if you are saying FA can announce or KP? FA won't announce any alternative plan until KP announces William won't be there. None of the palaces will announce specific attendance unless they are involved in the wedding party. With the exception of the Queen. They did announce at the briefing that the Queen and members of the royal family will attend the wedding. If I remember correctly, the only reason that was even announced is because the question specifically came up about the Queen due to her absence at Charles' second wedding and Meghan's divorcee status. But I don't think they'll announce additional specific attendance unless it's part of the wedding party announcement.

And yes, it will beg the question if William is the best man if they announce he won't be attending FA Finals to attend his brother's wedding.
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:45 PM
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With all the news articles about who is invited and who is not and the cost of security, etc. I wanted to bring
up the thought of why they do not have a private wedding. She has been married
before and Prince Harry has alluded to the fact that he wanted a small wedding.
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:49 PM
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With all the news articles about who is invited and who is not and the cost of security, etc. I wanted to bring
up the thought of why they do not have a private wedding. She has been married
before and Prince Harry has alluded to the fact that he wanted a small wedding.
Well if may be Meghan's second wedding but it is Harry's first wedding. And for a senior member of the royal family, this is a smaller wedding and about as private as it can get given his position.
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With all the news articles about who is invited and who is not and the cost of security, etc. I wanted to bring
up the thought of why they do not have a private wedding. She has been married
before and Prince Harry has alluded to the fact that he wanted a small wedding.
As senior working royals, they would never be able to just have a wedding like Eugenie or Peter Phillips. This is about as scaled down as it can get. And the security isn't really just for the couple or the royal family, but also for the people that show up to watch a royal wedding. In terms of if it's a private wedding or aired, it's not just up to them. BBC and other channels have to see a demand for it. And really, this type of thing and the documentaries that they collaborates with TV stations on is a way to promote the British royal family as well as Britain to the world. Why is that important? For one, tourism money. I believe it's already been reported that there has been an increased number of tourists to Windsor Castle, and a higher number of people making a direct beeline for the Chapel since the announcement of the location.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:21 PM
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With all the news articles about who is invited and who is not and the cost of security, etc. I wanted to bring
up the thought of why they do not have a private wedding. She has been married
before and Prince Harry has alluded to the fact that he wanted a small wedding.
Why should she have a private wedding? Being a divorcee is no longer the scandalous secret you have to hide behind closed doors. Charles and Camilla didn't have a private wedding, and they were both divorced. And considering the public opinion of Camilla, and her part in Charles' divorce....

Unlike his father, Harry has never been married even if his fiancé has. This is his first marriage. He shouldn't have some small private wedding because of it.

Besides as far as royal weddings go, this is small and pretty private. The media attention would be there even if they were having private, would just be outside the church.They aren't having foreign dignitaries, and foreign royals, or even local politicians like the PM. As far as a royal wedding goes, this is pretty private/family wedding.

Harry and soon to be Meghan are senior working royals. Along with the huge extended family and friends, there are co-workers and charity people. 600 is small for them, they could have had 800 guests.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:24 PM
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With all the news articles about who is invited and who is not and the cost of security, etc. I wanted to bring
up the thought of why they do not have a private wedding. She has been married
before and Prince Harry has alluded to the fact that he wanted a small wedding.
This is a private wedding, though. It's a smallish wedding for a senior royal, and the guest list is way smaller than to William and Kate's wedding.

The only way to make it any smaller realistically would be if they eloped, and that's just out of the question.
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Perhaps the better term for H&M's wedding would be that its a family wedding rather than a state or semi-state wedding. Its definitely not private as its to be broadcast throughout the world with the bride and groom also inviting the public (in a way) to participate in their day.
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:53 AM
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Well if may be Meghan's second wedding but it is Harry's first wedding. And for a senior member of the royal family, this is a smaller wedding and about as private as it can get given his position.
Thanks. That explains it.
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ITV announces their wedding coverage.

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ITV announces their wedding coverage.

https://www.itv.com/presscentre/pres...coverage-plans
ITV seems to really be going all out in its coverage of the wedding. What I really liked is that they're going to be having a live feed from Sentebale in Lesotho. To me, this being one of Harry's patronages that is closest to his heart, ITV, in its own way, is bringing the entire Sentebale community into direct participation in the wedding.

From the article:

"Rageh Omaar will exclusively join Sentebale, the charity co-founded by Prince Harry, for traditional wedding day celebrations in Lesotho. Rageh will be live from the ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre where he will be joined by beneficiaries and staff many of whom have met and been supported by Prince Harry during his numerous visits to the country."

I love it!
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The wedding music has been released

https://www.royal.uk/music-st-george...edding-service

Nice mix of modern and traditional. I love, love, LOVE she has a gospel choir!
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Will be interesting to see what the Gospel Choir sings. If it's a good one with good songs they are amazing.


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The wedding music has been released

https://www.royal.uk/music-st-george...edding-service

Nice mix of modern and traditional. I love, love, LOVE she has a gospel choir!
I couldn't open the link, but gospel choir ? I hope they don't turn it into something like Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding !
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I couldn't open the link, but gospel choir ? I hope they don't turn it into something like Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding !
I couldn't open the link either as it said the page not found. I do have to admit that hearing the words "gospel choir" did bring a specific song to mind that I think reflects both Harry and Meghan and hope its the song the choir does. Here's a YouTube video of the song done by the 100 Voices of Gospel for the 2016 TV show "Britain's Got Talent".

I do think that both Harry and Meghan have quite a bright little light to shine on this world.

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I couldn't open the link, but gospel choir ? I hope they don't turn it into something like Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding !
Try this.

https://www.royal.uk/music-st-george...edding-service
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I couldn't open the link, but gospel choir ? I hope they don't turn it into something like Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding !
I've never listened to Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir (the gospel choir Harry and Meghan have chosen) but the gospel choirs I have heard have always been very spiritual, uplifting, and moving. One more thing to look forward to.
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