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Old 12-16-2017, 10:53 PM
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I've deleted the on-going discussion about whether anyone in the US cares about the wedding.
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:58 PM
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I wish they had picked May 24, which is Queen Victoria's birthday. Actually that is what the above-referenced Canadian holiday celebrates, except that it is always anticipated to a Monday if I understand it correctly.
Yes Victoria day is always celebrated on a weekend, so Monday. Pretty standard with our non static holidays here. It falls on the last Monday before Victoria's birthday, so between 18-24. It has duel purpose. We celebrate Victoria who we consider the mother of confederation, but also the current monarch's birthday.

In Canada, even if the weather doesn't agree, May is considered the start of summer and holiday thoughts. A lot of people consider kick off for camping. Its a very popular weekend for weddings.

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My mother would say the same. Well not just, but up for a early morning feed, I was 3 months old.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:08 PM
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Thanks Countessmeout for explaining Victoria Day. I always wondered how people celebrate it. Mums think alike to see to the wedding, both feeding our daughters!
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:29 AM
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I think until a few years ago it wasn't that common to see British men wearing wedding rings. There was a bit of a class thing going on. It was regarded in some quarters as naff and working class. More men wear them now but I don't know that royals and aristos do so, even now. It doesn't seem to be their thing.
Edward VII and George V both wore wedding rings on their left ring fingers.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:13 AM
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I didn't think throwing rice had ever been a tradition much in the UK. It has always been confetti that is thrown. Nowadays some venues don't allow it, but I imagine biodegradable confetti or confetti made of rice paper would be allowed.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:59 AM
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I can't remember if I actually watched any of the coverage of Charles and Diana's wedding on the TV as my kids were 5, 6 and 9 at the time and those years are kind of a blur. I remember though that I was up all night leading into Will & Kate's wedding and had it on the TV, the internet feed and of course, was logged into here at TRF.

We have it made when it comes to this royal wedding. We won't miss a thing. We can be comfy in our PJs and sparkly tiara (how often do we really get a personal tiara event?) and have everything close by whether it be champagne, coffee (for us real early US risers) and snacks galore. We'll have live internet feeds along with TV coverage (do we really thing that US channels will *not* show one of our own marrying into the British royal family?) and best of all, we have our own global community here to celebrate with. These threads here will be flowing like a live chat hookup.

I don't want it to come too soon. I want to enjoy all the lead up to the wedding and all the wonderful discussions we're having here. Maybe its because I rode dinosaurs to school that it seems like only yesterday I was enjoying Will and Kate's wedding but I do know time passes by too quickly and I want to savor this wedding as it'll probably be the last grand royal wedding for a very long time.

Oh... and another thing. Sleep is overrated. I can do that anytime. Royal weddings are special.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:28 AM
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The week of Harry & Meghan’s Engagement announcement, all 3 of the major networks ABC, CBS & NBC showed daily stories on their morning news programmes. ABC has already aired a documentary on Meghan, CNN has also. The various video are also available on the internet, as that is how I saw most of them. I’m sure if they did daily coverage for the Engagement, there must be plans to show the wedding in the US too.

I know Major TV networks in Canada covered the Harry & Meghan’s Engagement News & Interviews, and a lot of that video is also available online. Hopefully for those that are interested, there will be many ways available to watch and enjoy the wedding!
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:08 AM
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And it is just beginning. There is a lot of interest in this wedding and each time new facts comes out they trend on twitter. I laughed when I woke up to the date trending. The upcoming holiday pictures will feed the drought and still patiently waiting on the engagement portraits. Though the real fun begins around March when the royal fever really kicks in.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:41 AM
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:23 PM
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If the engagement announcement and wedding date release are any sign of things to come, its just getting started. We have already had 'Harry and Meghan' specials on American channels. People who are hoping they will just disappear may want to turn off their televisions, wont be happening.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:30 PM
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We'll know when things are really and truly in full swing when we start to see "Harry and Meghan" memorabilia being offered in commercials as we watch our favorite US channels and favorite shows.

Right now we're being inundated with Christmas advertising (that I will be very happy to see go away) but come January, "get a piece of the royal wedding" ads will probably start making their appearances and remain until May.

I'd bet my last Christmas cookie on it.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:37 PM
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We'll know when things are really and truly in full swing when we start to see "Harry and Meghan" memorabilia being offered in commercials as we watch our favorite US channels and favorite shows.

Right now we're being inundated with Christmas advertising (that I will be very happy to see go away) but come January, "get a piece of the royal wedding" ads will probably start making their appearances and remain until May.

I'd bet my last Christmas cookie on it.
Do they really do that in the US? They don't here. No Wills & Kate souvenirs advertised on TV here. There were special collector's booklets for sale with the pictures, and other items like mugs for sale in the London souvenir shops, and I'm sure at the royal palaces, but nothing advertised on TV.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:02 PM
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If I'm remembering right, the one ad that did stand out for me that coincided with Will and Kate's wedding was an advertisement to get a replica of Kate/Diana's engagement ring.

This one is bound to remain a classic. Starring all your favorite members of the British Royal Family. Here is William and Kate's royal wedding in a T-Mobile ad

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Old 12-17-2017, 01:07 PM
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Yes on QVC they were selling a replica of the ring. Home shopping networks I wouldn't really consider advertising, I see that more as commercials and such on proper tv channels. Not a channel where celebrities try and hawk things for money.

But yes I remember the T-Mobile commercial after the wedding

The Meghan and Harry commemorative stuff hit the stores within like a day of the announcement. I remember seeing majesty magazine advertising it.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:13 PM
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Yeps. While looking to find this "one of a kind" wedding memorabilia for Will and Kate's wedding, I noticed that there's a great bit of memorabilia now available celebrating Harry and Meghan's engagement. Who can forget this little tidbit? Obviously, those that work at the Chinese company that made these mugs don't know the British Royal Family very well.

Kate Middleton 'marries Prince Harry' on souvenir mug - Telegraph

FWIW: The T-Mobile ad aired before the royal wedding. They were guessing on the uniform that William would wear. They got Harry's right though. It was posted to YouTube on April 17th.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:27 PM
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That video is so funny!


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Old 12-17-2017, 01:39 PM
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I've watched that video three times again today and I'm still chuckling.

It just shows that the American interest in a primarily all British royal wedding in 2011 was very much of interest to the general public here and some people actually capitalized on it to rake in the green dollars. This is why I can almost guarantee that it will be even more prominent with Harry and Meghan's wedding as Meghan is a born, bred and buttered American.
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:11 PM
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Americans have always been fascinated by the BRF and now that we have one joining it the interest will be through the roof.
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:19 PM
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May 26 would not have been good because that is Memorial Day weekend in the US. Memorial Day is not just barbeques and the start of the summer season, it's honoring America's war dead. It would not have gone over well in certain quarters in the US, and there was the danger of having the wedding politicized.
I hate to p[ut it like this, but the BRF could not particularly care about Memorial Day in the US when choosing a wedding day
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Americans have always been fascinated by the BRF and now that we have one joining it the interest will be through the roof.
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