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Old 12-15-2017, 05:24 PM
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So people, are according to this paper, physically incapable of watching TV in the late morning/early afternoon and then switching on again at 5:30pm? What a crock of baloney!

Millions are capable and will do just that! The ones that are interested in soccer that is!
But I thought no one cared about Meghan and Harry and their wedding? That's what I keep hearing. Isn't that what the British press has been telling us? Now millions will be put out by it? Really?

Again, obviously the palace knew what was happening on the 19th, just like they knew what was happening on the other days. It would seem, this day is the day that best suits the greatest number of people, whose schedules needed to be considered. Is that not clear? I mean they waited a whole 2 1/2 weeks to announce the date, which would seem to suggest they were trying to nail down people's schedules. This wasn't chosen haphazardly.

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Well, I would be surprised if he didn't but there seem to be some who think he may choose to wear a morning suit a la Edward. That made sense for Edward but would look odd for Harry.



He seems to love the beard so I don't think he's shaving it, definitely not just to pacify naysayers.
I really love the beard as well, so I really hope he doesn't shave it! LOL! I'm not even much of a beard person, but on him it works. It makes him look grown up. #TeamBeard LOL!
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:26 PM
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I think it would be nice if Harry wore one and I definitely see him as the type who would. But of course we'll have to wait and see.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:39 PM
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Well noone cares about us Yanks who have to get up at 5am in the morning!!! What about us??!!
Actually, to watch all the arrivals, it is well before that. The show before the show is elegant and enjoyable, if in the middle of the night in the US.

Actually, I have no memory of how the arrivals were captured for The Wessex's. And I don't think Charles/Camilla had live coverage here. I think I followed it on TRF and photos.

But I have faith that the press will figure coverage out before the grand day.

I recommend (if you have the day off) champers and quiche, fruit and whatever is your fancy. There will be time for a nap in the afternoon.

For my family, who are big open wheel auto racing enthusiasts, the 19th is qualification day for the Indy 500. It's going to be one big day! But we will figure it out.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:42 PM
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But I thought no one cared about Meghan and Harry and their wedding? That's what I keep hearing. Isn't that what the British press has been telling us? Now millions will be put out by it? Really?

Again, obviously the palace knew what was happening on the 19th, just like they knew what was happening on the other days. It would seem, this day is the day that best suits the greatest number of people, whose schedules needed to be considered. Is that not clear? I mean they waited a whole 2 1/2 weeks to announce the date, which would seem to suggest they were trying to nail down people's schedules. This wasn't chosen haphazardly.
Presumably then every single date in May will have a number of royals undertaking royal engagements because a single day with no engagements will show that they didn't look at people's schedules at all but chose a date knowing it would make things difficult for William and his FA commitment. This may very well show how much the FA position means to William. I will be watching the CC in May very carefully and there had better not be a single date on which at least 5 royals aren't doing things or this date is a deliberate insult to the FA and the most popular sporting event in England - even if not for the royals themselves, although Harry is a fan.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:46 PM
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Presumably then every single date in May will have a number of royals undertaking royal engagements because a single day with no engagements will show that they didn't look at people's schedules at all but chose a date knowing it would make things difficult for William and his FA commitment. This may very well show how much the FA position means to William. I will be watching the CC in May very carefully and there had better not be a single date on which at least 5 royals aren't doing things or this date is a deliberate insult to the FA and the most popular sporting event in England - even if not for the royals themselves, although Harry is a fan.
With no bank holiday, the wedding pretty much had to be on a Saturday, as it was the case with Sophie and Edward's wedding. And we know the Saturday before is the Horse Show, so Windsor wouldn't be able to deal with this. The Saturday after, the troops that will be involved in the wedding is in rehearsal for the Trooping, which makes that impossible. I'm not sure why this is so difficult for people to understand that this is the easiest Saturday for them to get married? And saying it's a deliberate insult is a bit overdramatic.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:52 PM
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Presumably then every single date in May will have a number of royals undertaking royal engagements because a single day with no engagements will show that they didn't look at people's schedules at all but chose a date knowing it would make things difficult for William and his FA commitment. This may very well show how much the FA position means to William. I will be watching the CC in May very carefully and there had better not be a single date on which at least 5 royals aren't doing things or this date is a deliberate insult to the FA and the most popular sporting event in England - even if not for the royals themselves, although Harry is a fan.


Dramatic much?
They didn’t have every day in May, just the Saturdays, since there is no Bank Holiday for the wedding.

Good god, it’s football. People who consider their brother’s wedding equal to a football game really need a reality check.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:55 PM
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Dramatic much?
They didn’t have every day in May, just the Saturdays, since there is no Bank Holiday for the wedding.

Good god, it’s football. People who consider their brother’s wedding equal to a football game really need a reality check.
I have to say that I agree (well, I'm not a huge fan of football and would watch a royal wedding over a match any day - so perhaps I'm biased ). As closely involved William is with the FA cup, it's his brother's wedding, after all. William and Harry seem quite close to one another so I doubt that William would want to miss his brother's wedding. It wouldn't be fair on Harry and Meghan, IMO, as it would give people the wrong impression of there being a rift between the two brothers.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:57 PM
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One paper has mentioned it as a problem - DM (no surprise); another says that it means we will just party for longer.

The two events don't clash UNLESS the wedding is late afternoon/evening which I doubt. Kick-off (football) is apparently 17:30.

It isn't a real issue and as the PRincess Royal once said - "You can't attend everything, there are always clashes!"
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:03 PM
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Well noone cares about us Yanks who have to get up at 5am in the morning!!! What about us??!!
Preach on Sister!


Maybe even earlier! I figure if the wedding is at 11, I'll have to be up by 3am Central to catch the pre-wedding stuff.


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Old 12-15-2017, 06:24 PM
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Presumably then every single date in May will have a number of royals undertaking royal engagements because a single day with no engagements will show that they didn't look at people's schedules at all but chose a date knowing it would make things difficult for William and his FA commitment. This may very well show how much the FA position means to William. I will be watching the CC in May very carefully and there had better not be a single date on which at least 5 royals aren't doing things or this date is a deliberate insult to the FA and the most popular sporting event in England - even if not for the royals themselves, although Harry is a fan.
Ok let's assume that's the case. Why? What reason would anyone in the royal family have, or Meghan or Harry have, to deliberately insult the FA? Why would they do that? I'm not from the UK so perhaps there is some behind the scenes issues going on that I don't know about. Based on what we know, it just makes sense to me, that they picked the day that worked best for all involved. (Meghan has a family too).
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:35 PM
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Harry is an Arsenal fan and they are the defending champs. He is a huge football fan. He loves both rugby and football. I remember Charles even taking him to the World Cup final in France in 1998 because he wanted to go and so Charles arranged to take him. Both he and William went to the World Cup in South Africa as well and he also went to Brazil for the World Cup matches there. He is a much bigger fan of football than William.



All this day does is force William to chose between his brother and one of his 'must-do' events - present the medals at the end of the game. He will chose his brother's wedding of course but he should never have been put in that situation.



In England FA cup final is like Superbowl final in the US or grandfinal day/s here in Australia and are days that half-intelligent men make sure they don't have that as their wedding day.


A absolute No No that anyone gets married on AFL grand final day here in Australia. Unless you have a tight budget because everything wedding related is discounted
I did notice there is concern that police numbers would be a problem with 2 huge events. Hopefully that doesn’t cause problems
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:40 PM
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People keep saying that it had to be a Saturday in May. But there are two bank holidays in May on Mondays, one early in the month, I think the 5th, and one later (don't have next year's calendar to hand but it's usually about the 26th). So a Monday would have been possible.

However it's the 19th and that's fine. It was bound to clash with something whatever date they chose.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:57 PM
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The wedding breakfast hosted by The Queen at BP had 600 people and the evening reception hosted by Charles had 300 people. Plus The Queen hosted foreign royalsl at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

Harry and Meghan will probably have just the one and invite who they want. If Meghan has any close friends in London they may also have some sort of party.

Harry’s wedding has much more flexibility than William’s. We’re told it will be non-traditional and to expect some surprises
I don't know--They may want a reception for all/most of the guests invited to the wedding and then the big party reception for close friends and family. If they invite 600-800 people all of them are probably not going to the big bash.

We also heard Meghan was going to be a different kind of Duchess, that she wasn't going to change her life, that Harry and she were going to be non-traditional in general and that doesn't seem to be happening so I'm skeptical.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:02 PM
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We also heard Meghan was going to be a different kind of Duchess, that she wasn't going to change her life, that Harry and she were going to be non-traditional in general and that doesn't seem to be happening so I'm skeptical.
The only place we ‘’heard’’ these things was in the tabloids. I would think that any minimally intelligent person would know how much that is worth.

Absolutely nothing Harry or Meghan have said or done so far indicates that they’re planning some big change or shocking difference. People who expect it are just setting themselves up for disappointment, imo.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:09 PM
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One paper has mentioned it as a problem - DM (no surprise); another says that it means we will just party for longer.

The two events don't clash UNLESS the wedding is late afternoon/evening which I doubt. Kick-off (football) is apparently 17:30.

It isn't a real issue and as the PRincess Royal once said - "You can't attend everything, there are always clashes!"
Anne speaks the truth! And I do believe that the FA will understand that William's brother only plans on marrying once in his lifetime.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:10 PM
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Oh please, William has missed plenty of major events including the BAFTAs for no apparent reason. Him missing the Cup Finals for his ONLY brother's wedding is hardly a thing and I can guarantee the players will not care on whit either way nor will those watching the game. William is hardly being put in a tough spot. Not everything is about the Cambridges and their schedule.
Exactly, it may be a big game, but the only way it would be a problem for William was if he was the goalie for one of the teams. Someone else will present the championship to the winner in William's place. The only people who will have an issue are those who look for trouble.

Maybe they will set up a TV at the reception so people can watch if they have an interest.

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Presumably then every single date in May will have a number of royals undertaking royal engagements because a single day with no engagements will show that they didn't look at people's schedules at all but chose a date knowing it would make things difficult for William and his FA commitment. This may very well show how much the FA position means to William. I will be watching the CC in May very carefully and there had better not be a single date on which at least 5 royals aren't doing things or this date is a deliberate insult to the FA and the most popular sporting event in England - even if not for the royals themselves, although Harry is a fan.
I'm sorry, but that is absolutely ridiculous.

And I'm sure the Windsor Horse Show at Windsor was more important when selecting the wedding date than the football/soccer game at Wembley.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:53 PM
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Preach on Sister!


Maybe even earlier! I figure if the wedding is at 11, I'll have to be up by 3am Central to catch the pre-wedding stuff.


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and those of us west coast time earlier. I had a pajamas and tiaras party for Will & Kate - will have to see what we do this time.
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:29 PM
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Perhaps Meghan really wanted some work colleagues and friends from Suits at her wedding. That weekend is free from work due to the Victoria Day holiday in Ontario. There are no other Canadian public holidays in the month of May are there?

If William was absolutely devastated and refused to allow anybody else to be delegated to hand out the FA Cup medals then the date presumably wouldn't have been chosen.
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:33 PM
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Getting better at guessing. I was right about May, and now about 19th.

This debate on football I am sorry is ridiculous. The horse show and trooping practice wont change. And is a huge monetary as well as people involved then William attending a game. If William as president of BAFTA misses the main event, he sure as heck can miss the FA finals.

As for people watching, the wedding will likely be a morning event. We only see the ceremony, the reception isn't filmed. So people can watch both.

I do think honestly we will see two receptions, even without the huge guest list Will and Kate had. There will still be people from their charities, and other guests who wouldn't be likely to attend a late night reception. Even non royal weddings, thinking Pippa for example, often do now.

-morning ceremony and carriage ride
-wedding breakfast/reception hosted by the queen
-evening party attended by close friends of the couple

The wedding breakfast I could see just being:
-close family
-any foreign royals
-representatives of their charities and army

The evening reception mainly for friends and the younger family members. I don't see the queen, Philip and older members like the Kents attending an evening reception. This would be the more laid back party, when they can have more fun, away from any formality of a royal wedding.

Harry will wear an uniform. No doubt. The only thing he has in common with Peter or Edward is his wedding location. Edward never served, he didn't even finish his training. He does wear an uniform at military events, but his wedding was another matter. Harry may have honorary positions as well, but he actively served in the army. He will wear his most senior uniform.
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Yep I agree countessmeout ....timeline and events. Also yes I would be very surprised if Harry didn't wear a uniform.


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