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Old 02-02-2018, 02:16 PM
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I'm wondering how likely it would be for Prince Andrew to bring Sarah as his plus one to Harry and Meghan's wedding??
I'd say that there's a 10% chance, and it would only happen if Harry did an incredible amount of arm-twisting. It would also have to involve an extremely creative seating plan. From what I have seen of St. George's, it doesn't lend itself to creative Royal Family seating plans. In addition, I think she would be asked to enter and exit the side entrance out of public view and not join everyone on the front steps.

There would be some rules in place for her and other unpredictable guests, like no cellphones and no tweeting or talking to the press about the event.
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:35 PM
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I get a laugh out of imagining Harry and Meghan go for the route of CP Philip and Sofia, have contemporary music choices and this Forum will collectively lose it's mind.

Seriously, there is so very much good music out there. Dad will help make excellent choices and we may just see something we do not expect. Hakuna Matata perhaps?

Edit: I just re-read this. To be clear, I suggested that song from the Lion King entirely because Harry has such a love for parts of the African Continent. I was not alluding to Meghan's African American heritage or in any way saying either Harry or Meghan are warthogs. It's just a party song that reminds me of Harry!
I read your statement I thought "that could offend someone" but it's sad that it would; sorry you had to edit your post to explain your joke. Thanx to our overly PC world.
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:42 PM
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What do you think of a page boy carrying the wedding rings on a satin pillow as the bridal procession walks down the aisle?
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:01 PM
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No.. the Best Man has it in his pocket...
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:08 AM
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Where they will go to the honeymoon? What do you think?
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:11 AM
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Probably depends on when they take one...if they do it right after or wait till things slow down.


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Old 02-03-2018, 04:47 PM
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How old does a flower girl have to be?
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:50 PM
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You know I was having a drool over HM drop-dead gorgeous train and I wished the BRF had a tradition of passing veil/trains being worn on several occasions. I think Queen Elizabeth's train is unique and it's sad that only those fortunate to have been at the wedding saw it in all its glory.

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Old 02-03-2018, 05:11 PM
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Flower girls can be almost any age up to maybe 10/12 range ..and there's no rule...that's just what I typically see.


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Old 02-03-2018, 06:17 PM
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How old does a flower girl have to be?
Minimum? Or maximum?

The Cambridge wedding the youngest girls were 3 (Eliza and Grace). The older two were 7-8. Youngest you have to worry about if they are going to be able to make it down the aisle and do what is needed. And on a big scale like a royal wedding that is even more important. 3 is likely the youngest you want to go. Charlotte was just over 2 when she served for Pippa, but then again Pippa's wedding was a much smaller do. St George's may not be Westerminster, but it is still a huge church, and a big occasion.

Maximum? Diana had a few older ones, including a 17 year old Sarah (but they were more along the lines of junior bridesmaids then the traditional flower girl). I would be surprised if we saw any more then maybe 10.
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:00 PM
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Well, TRump will probably make an official visit to the UK in the summer and another full state visit in the fall, and William is likely to take part in both of them. So, I suppose he will have to associate with Mr Trump whether he likes it or not. His grandmother had to have dinner once with Ceausescu and Robert Mugabe; it is part of the job.

The main reason why I think Trump should not be invited is actually that,in addition to not being a friend of the bride and groom, his presence at the wedding would be distractive and, even worse, might prompt some people to show up outside to protest against him, which would be unfortunate on Harry and Meghan's wedding day. Having said that, Obama's attendance would also be distractive and would cause extra security problems.

I am pretty convinced though that Obama will not be invited either because inviting Obama without inviting Trump again would be made a big deal in the British and American press and would create complications for the British government.
Now, I'd bet odds on President Obama getting invited! In fact, I'd bet HE already has gotten his invite from Harry by phone and by an official invitation. He and President Obama are close. President Obama will be a welcomed distraction!

Trump --- I have no comment.
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:29 AM
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Well the tabloids are claiming the invitations are going out this week and if true, we'll have an idea who will be at St. George's Chapel on May 19. But I think we can hazard a guess of who's not on the guest list based on public statements:

Samantha - by dragging Meghan through the mud it's a given. I think she was told ahead of time don't bother to look for a dress or a hat and she's lashing out using their father. The latest outburst is their father will give a speech at the wedding. I think she still hopes by embarrassing Meghan she'll get an invite.

Tom Jr. - He's bleating to the press that his sons and ex-wife should not be invited because they had little or no contact with Meghan. I think he's been told the only way he's watching the wedding is from a TV in Oregon.

Trump - I think No 10 has told him don't gas up Air Force 1 for that day. On the interview with Piers Morgan he said he wished them well despite Meghan's criticism. Trump normally hits back if someone criticize him; but I think he's afraid the working and state visits will be pushed back again if he goes after Harry and Meghan.

One webloid is claiming Harry struck Fergie off the guest list. I don't know of any bad blood between Fergie and him; but that could make things awkward between him and Eugenie.
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:05 AM
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GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Fergie gets snubbed... AGAIN! | Daily Mail Online

I'm a bit confused on the wedding threads, so hope this can go here.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:27 AM
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Why would one invite an Uncles LONG divorced wife to ones wedding...?
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:58 AM
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I can see where one would invite the 'former aunt' if one is very close to her children and if you have kept in contact with the 'former aunt'. That said there are other issues involved and I would be really surprised if she was invited.


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Old 02-04-2018, 07:04 AM
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kept in contact with the 'former aunt'.
There is no evidence that either Harry or William have [Sarah being notably absent from Williams wedding].
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:02 AM
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I don't know if they have or haven't kept in touch. I'm just pointing out why they would invite a long divorced aunt, since you made the comment.


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Old 02-04-2018, 10:15 AM
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Inviting Obama while not inviting Trump would be a mistake of enormous proportions. Like it or not, this is not just a 'family' wedding, it's a public event. To invite Obama and not Trump would be seen as a (wholly unnecessary) snub towards the head of state of this country's most important ally.

Harry and Obama have met, what, a handful of times? They're not close friends from what I can see. Harry needs to understand he has a responsibility to the people who are covering the biggest part of the bill for this wedding - the British taxpayer who'll pay the security costs.

Like him or loathe him, Trump is the democratically elected leader of a nation with whom the UK has many, many important ties - economic, cultural, military. That should not be put at risk, even for the few years Trump may be president, so that Harry can have someone he's met a few times at his wedding. It shouldn't even cross his mind.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:38 AM
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[...] the wedding is not a state occasion so there is no obligation to invite him. And the UK should not fear reprisals because of no invite.

As for security, from what I've read Trump is not well liked in the UK. Why risk protests marches at St. George's?
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:57 AM
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Let's face it. With the intense interest this wedding is going to generate, the BRF are astute enough to know not to plan anything with this wedding that will even hint at anything political in nature.

I'm with PetticoatLane on this one. There will be no one attending this wedding that is sitting or has sat as the President of the United States. The security issue ranks right at the top of the reasons why they wouldn't be invited. This may be a more private family wedding and not a state or even semi-state event but, as they're including the public, they are not going to rock the boat
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