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Old 04-26-2018, 09:27 AM
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Yes, but Sarah had various half-siblings and they both had friends/relatives with children of the right age to do that. Do Harry or Meghan know enough boys of 7 to eight years and upwards to make that sort of arrangement possible?

I know Tiggy's older boy is Harry's godson but he must be well into his teenage years. I don't know whether he'd be keen to do it, fond though he apparently is of his godfather. And that would mean picking an older (teenage girl) from somewhere as a 'twin'.

There are sufficient very small children from both Harry's family and Meghan's friends to do the gaggle of little bridesmaids and two little pageboys thing. Not so sure about older children though.
I don't about teenagers, but Jessica's sons are about the age of Mark Dyer's son. Maybe a year or so younger, but close enough. Her goddaughters are close enough to that age that they could be paired. Or at least the younger one could. And of course Ivy is about George's age. I'm sure there is a boy about Charlotte's age somewhere amongst their friends.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:29 AM
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I get it, too. It also makes me wonder if the wedding party is more American style with a bevy of adult bridesmaids. If so, I wonder how that will go over.
Can't be any worse than the cake reaction. #cakegate
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:36 AM
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I get it, too. It also makes me wonder if the wedding party is more American style with a bevy of adult bridesmaids. If so, I wonder how that will go over.
Hmmmm I just don't see this happening... I mean - it could - but I don't see it. Meghan already had a wedding where she had bridesmaids, right? I could see her having 2 women to help with her train a la Mary of Denmark but beyond that?

Nah.

I think it's going to be 2-3 on train duty as attendants and then she'll still have the kids.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:40 AM
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Hmmmm I just don't see this happening... I mean - it could - but I don't see it. Meghan already had a wedding where she had bridesmaids, right? I could see her having 2 women to help with her train a la Mary of Denmark but beyond that?

Nah.

I think it's going to be 2-3 on train duty as attendants and then she'll still have the kids.
Doesn't that mean Harry would also have more groomsmen? That'll be interesting.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:41 AM
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Can't be any worse than the cake reaction. #cakegate
Ha! So true. I always thought the reaction to the lemon elderflower cake was hilarious, I can only imagine what the reaction to a royal wedding minus a gaggle of small children would be like. And I actually like the gaggles of small children.

Of course, I'm also someone who had a rum cake as my wedding cake, so my opinion may not be worth much in this instance.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:44 AM
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Hmmmm I just don't see this happening... I mean - it could - but I don't see it. Meghan already had a wedding where she had bridesmaids, right? I could see her having 2 women to help with her train a la Mary of Denmark but beyond that?

Nah.

I think it's going to be 2-3 on train duty as attendants and then she'll still have the kids.
Yes, that sounds as though it would be a good blend of traditions. Be interesting to see.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:52 AM
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Personally I think the great benefit of a gaggle of small Children is their similar height/size, and manifest sweetness...

Adult Bridesmaids are invariably of different heights, some thin, some fat and some 'average'.. they simply don't 'look as good'...
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:55 AM
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Personally I think the great benefit of a gaggle of small Children is their similar height/size, and manifest sweetness...

Adult Bridesmaids are invariably of different heights, some thin, some fat and some 'average'.. they simply don't 'look as good'...
But they are easier to manage.

And just to be clear, I'm not rooting for adult attendance, but I'm just pointing out the obvious.
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Personally I think the great benefit of a gaggle of small Children is their similar height/size, and manifest sweetness...

Adult Bridesmaids are invariably of different heights, some thin, some fat and some 'average'.. they simply don't 'look as good'...
Yes, and the children are also less likely to make embarrassing speeches or over indulge in champagne at the reception.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:14 AM
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Yes. It's not the under 7s that would be sparse on the ground if you had an Andrew/Sarah arrangement with the attendants going up in age and paired together.
There are masses of 5 year olds and under from both sides. It would be the male 7s,8s and up that might be more problematic if they were going to have four page boys going up in age, twinned with bridesmaids of similar age.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:54 AM
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I think it will be children. I think she will have her college BFF Lindsay as her MOH and then it will be the children of close friends and Charlotte as her bridesmaids and the pageboys will be George and Mark Dyer's son. That is my guess. But since the little girls likely aren't in the UK, I can see them not wanting that info out until needed.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:56 AM
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I'm hoping for the cute kids. 1 adult maybe 2 in order to help ..but kids mostly!


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Old 04-26-2018, 11:55 AM
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over indulge in champagne at the reception
Not necessarily.. I found myself in big trouble when discovered under a table [hidden by a long tablecloth, with mountains of [fruit] cake, and several [swiped] glasses of Champagne, at a Family Wedding, [I was 6, and a Page Boy, as was my co-conspirator Cousin]...
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Not necessarily.. I found myself in big trouble when discovered under a table [hidden by a long tablecloth, with mountains of [fruit] cake, and several [swiped] glasses of Champagne, at a Family Wedding, [I was 6, and a Page Boy, as was my co-conspirator Cousin]...
That's true. When my father's best friend got married in China, there is this tradition of overdrinking between adults. Usually the groom will have match the drink of the guest. In that case, it was the bride as she could hold her booze. My dad had a glass of liquor, she had a glass of wine, and they were aruging about if that's fair. While they were arguing, I was taking a sip of wine and a sip of liquor. By the time they discovered what I was doing, half of each was gone. I was barely 3. I obviously did not remember this event, but it's since become a story they tell every time they get together and I'm there.
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Not necessarily.. I found myself in big trouble when discovered under a table [hidden by a long tablecloth, with mountains of [fruit] cake, and several [swiped] glasses of Champagne, at a Family Wedding, [I was 6, and a Page Boy, as was my co-conspirator Cousin]...
Based on this and FashionMaven's anecdote, perhaps it would be a good idea to make sure that all the potential pages and flower girls have been through a 12-step program.....
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Based on this and FashionMaven's anecdote, perhaps it would be a good idea to make sure that all the potential pages and flower girls have been through a 12-step program.....
Would that be Precocious Children Anonymous (PCA)? Where don't admit to having a problem but admit that they *are* the problem?

Not too far fetched. There's a 12 step program for just about anything.
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How did Prince Harry ask Prince William to be his best man? Harry had a fun answer when asked that question on Thursday evening.

“How did I ask?” Harry told reporters during a visit to the Greenhouse Center charity in London. “Got down on one knee. He’s known for months.”

Kensington Palace announced on Thursday that William (who just welcomed his third child with Kate Middleton on Monday) would serve as Harry’s best man at his May 19 wedding to fiancée Meghan Markle, just as Harry did for William back when he married Kate in 2011.

“It feels great,” William said of the honor of standing by his brother’s side on his wedding day. “Thrilled and delighted, obviously.”
Read more: Prince William and Prince Harry Joke About Best Man Ask | PEOPLE.com
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That's hilarious.
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Old 04-26-2018, 05:09 PM
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They are quite funny, you can tell they have a really good relationship.


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I adore the William/Harry dynamic....the way they tease and crack jokes about one another is often very funny and reminds me of how I interact in adulthood with my own siblings " I got down on one knee"
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