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kbear 03-25-2008 06:54 PM

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Lady Marmalade 03-25-2008 08:46 PM

It seems so sad they almost want him and his wife to fail at this. For all the talk about their pasts, one must look no further than the British Royal Family...and their pasts!! Especially the Queen's OWN children's behavior.

So they are all human and have lived their own lives. This does not mean he will make a fool of himself and Madame Sarkozy will do the same too. I am sure it will all come off without a hitch.

But, I am, like most you so damn curious as to how everything will unfold tomorrow...

Lady Marmalade 03-25-2008 08:52 PM

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Oh my .... Now, I'm more than ashamed of my country. Seriously. If they can't even put their title right and see that they actually named a dead in the people to meet, I wonder how it will turn out.

Perhaps they expected Princess Alice to resuscitate for Easter ...

I was drinking water and just spit it out from laughing so hard!! Thank you for this!!

Jo of Palatine 03-26-2008 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Lady Marmalade (Post 746074)
It seems so sad they almost want him and his wife to fail at this. For all the talk about their pasts, one must look no further than the British Royal Family...and their pasts!! Especially the Queen's OWN children's behavior.

So they are all human and have lived their own lives. This does not mean he will make a fool of himself and Madame Sarkozy will do the same too. I am sure it will all come off without a hitch.

But, I am, like most you so damn curious as to how everything will unfold tomorrow...

You're right but I doubt Christie's would have offered a nude picture of princesses Anne or Margaret for auction right before the princesses were to appear before the queen....

Isn't Viscount Linley somehow connected to Christie's? Couldn't he have stop this auction then in order to spare his aunt's feelings?

One view of Mrs Sarkozy the Queen will not be seeing: Carla's fury as Christie's tout nude photo on eve of state visit to Britain | the Daily Mail

BeatrixFan 03-26-2008 09:02 AM

Watching the arrival live on BBC News 24. Queen looking very smiley and lovely in a tweedy overcoat with pretty matching brown hat set with a spray of purple, brown, pink and black feathers. Star diamond brooch. Duke of Edinburgh very dapper. All pomp and circumstance going on at the moment, lots of crowds. Bands are playing "Chorus of the Slaves" for some reason. Carla Bruni in a very cute grey dress suit with a very sexy pillbox hat. Camilla in brown with leopard trim and feathers. Totally upstages Ms Bruni it has to be said. Kisses between the Queen and Charles, Queen and Camilla, DoE and Camilla. Curtsey for the Queen from Carla but not for the DoE.

Little_star 03-26-2008 09:04 AM

Just seen a photo on the BBC site and Carla looks quite frumpy imo.

BeatrixFan 03-26-2008 09:05 AM

The coat looks a bit like an old sack it has to be said. They've just said that as the President doesn't speak good English, the Queen and he are conversing in French.

Lizy 03-26-2008 09:05 AM

I'm watching the BBC coverage too.
The Queen does indeed look lovely and I'm impressed by Carla's outfit too - understated, not at all flashy and yet very elegant.
I love events like this. The UK does pomp and ceremony with great aplomb.:smile:

Paty 03-26-2008 09:07 AM

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his new wife Carla Bruni have arrived at London's Heathrow airport at the start of a two-day state visit.

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Nico 03-26-2008 09:07 AM

Live from Windsor...

The Queen is welcoming Mr and Mrs Sakozy. I must say that all ladies are very elegant:
-The Queen in a pale rose outfit
-Camilla in her well knomn leopard one, hat included.
-And Mrs Sarkozy in a uber elegant jackie Kennedy's style outfit, even with the pills box hat...

Anita 03-26-2008 09:13 AM

Whaww, Carla seems to look fabulous ...:flowers:

rosa 03-26-2008 09:23 AM

carla sarkozy seems to be very elegant

Paty 03-26-2008 09:25 AM

French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrives at Heathrow Airport with wife Carla Bruni London, England.

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Anita 03-26-2008 09:28 AM

Carla is so beautiful and elegant !!! Just perfect . I would have prefered her outfit with high heels though .

Nico 03-26-2008 09:29 AM

Watching the parade...
Ah these English people, they know what the word "royal" means.
About Mrs Sarkozy: elegantissime, epitome of the image of a first lady. Maybe a little to much, she really looks like Jackie Kennedy, almost a caricature....

agami.pearl 03-26-2008 09:30 AM

I like her coat, she's very elegant. :flowers: But I don't like a hat and hairstyle.

Nico 03-26-2008 09:35 AM

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I expected something newfrom the DOC...but this outfit is rather elegant and funny so...

Paty 03-26-2008 09:36 AM

I think Carla looks just fantastic!!!

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acdc1 03-26-2008 09:38 AM

Everone looks very lovely. Carla is very pretty, and I love her outfit, though I'm not so crazy about the hat.

ladybelline 03-26-2008 09:41 AM

All the ladies looked very nice, in different styles.:flowers:

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I would have prefered her outfit with high heels though .
Carla is not supposed to wear high heels, she's already taller than her husband...:biggrin:

antonieta 03-26-2008 09:42 AM

Carla is very elegant. But i think high heels would look better.

Paty 03-26-2008 09:45 AM

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy,wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Britain's Prince Philip travel in a Carriage through the streets of Windsor.

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seto 03-26-2008 09:45 AM

I think Carla looks elegant and simple. I understand why she doesn't wear heels she would be taller than probably everyone but maybe a little heel wouldn't be too bad on her.

Boris 03-26-2008 09:56 AM

So this rather over-publicized state visit has finally begun…
The President’s wife might be ‘channeling’ Jackie Kennedy a bit here but take a closer look and you’ll see that her outfit actually doesn’t have that much to do with the iconic ‘Jackie look’; No Jackie suit but a coat with matching dress, not a Jackie color, no pillbox hat but a modified small beret. Very elegant and appropriate. Looking at Sarkozy’s (lack of) height I can understand why she’s wearing flat shoes.
IMO Camilla’s hat is just silly, not funny. I don’t care for those leopard accessories either. The embroidered lapels of the sack-like coat don’t match anything but her stockings do, unfortunately… I don’t have a clue why she elects to appear with mud-colored legs.

Amelia 03-26-2008 10:04 AM

I though both ladies looked beautiful. I understand why Carla choose the flat shoes but I can’t help but think the whole outfit would of been more elegant with heels, however like I said I still think she look beautiful. As for Camilla, I found her outfit to be wonderful unique, just like the Duchess herself and I love the colour of her hair at the moment; I think it really fits with her complexion.

Empress 03-26-2008 10:28 AM

I have to say, I don't particularly care for the outfits of either Camilla or the Queen.

I just think Camillas outfit does not fit her well, style or size, and the Queen looks a bit like a piece of wicker furniture.

Boris 03-26-2008 10:38 AM

I hate to agree regarding the Queen's outfit. She has been great in her choice of daytime wear over the past few years, but this outfit is a bit of a miss.
The hat is over-decorated, the oversized buttons aren't elegant at all and the coat's fabric doesn't appear to be the finest... most of her recent outfits have been vastly superior.

Paty 03-26-2008 10:38 AM

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jcbcode99 03-26-2008 10:44 AM

Have to agree about Her Majesty's hat--it has too much going on. Not her usual style at all.
Mrs. Sarkozy looks absolutely beautiful--heels would have been better, but she still looked fantastic.
HRH The Duchess of Corwall--always beautiful, always elegant but that outfit is not my favorite.

Paty 03-26-2008 11:01 AM

State visit gets underway as Mr Sarkozy and Carla arrive in UK

Lady Marmalade 03-26-2008 11:02 AM

The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing her Christmas Day outfit from 2006. Madame Sarkozy looks elegant, sophisticated, and every inch a First Lady. I am sure this visit will go off seamlessly and show everyone both of them as a team get it, and know how to respond appropriately.

I..am excited about tonight!!!!! The dresses, tiaras, and the dress Madame Sarkozy will be wearing will be the most anticipated since Camilla herself married Charles almost three years ago!!!!!!!

We just recently have seen that outfit on the Queen....was it Christmas?

Nico 03-26-2008 11:08 AM

Fresh from the MAIL...

Sarkozy's circus has landed: Carla covers up for the Queen as husband calls for 'Anglo-French fraternity' | the Daily Mail

Little_star 03-26-2008 11:13 AM

I'm sorry to be the lone voice but I think Carla's outfit is awful, it has no shape and does not flatter her figure at all.

Jo of Palatine 03-26-2008 11:14 AM

The Mail calls Carla Bruni's look "demure" but I think it's dowdy. Something a former governess would wear, but not a former top-model. She could have opted for an elegant navy blue suit and that would have looked great. But grey? :ermm:

Nico 03-26-2008 11:20 AM

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The Mail calls Carla Bruni's look "demure" but I think it's dowdy. Something a former governess would wear, but not a former top-model. She could have opted for an elegant navy blue suit and that would have looked great. But grey? :ermm:
That's the goal: "forget my past, just see me as the new first lady". We can expect for tonight an equal sober outfit. Elegant indeed, but just a little bit too "spring 1962 collection"...

Paty 03-26-2008 11:31 AM

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Al_bina 03-26-2008 11:31 AM

Madame Sarkozy was stunning: simple, elegant, and chic. This is what I call true French sense of style.:wub: Although Her Majesty looked somewhat good, neither style nor colour is my favourite. I like colour of Duchess’ of Cornwall outfit (deep chocolate brown), but I am not keen on animal print (leopard) that does not match well with lace embellishment on the collar.

Nico 03-26-2008 11:39 AM

I've found at last the "curtsey photo" in the french newspaper OUEST FRANCE...

ouest-france.fr - 14:50 - Visite d'Etat en Angleterre : le président Sarkozy Ã* Windsor

Al_bina 03-26-2008 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Jo of Palatine (Post 746267)
The Mail calls Carla Bruni's look "demure" but I think it's dowdy. Something a former governess would wear, but not a former top-model. She could have opted for an elegant navy blue suit and that would have looked great. But grey? :ermm:

I am inclined to agree Nico’s opinion (see post #135). Given the negative publicity surrounding this visit, Madame Sarkozy strives to convey a diametrically opposite image. She is not a wild supermodel anymore, but the First Lady of the French Republic. That is why I am not surprised to see neutral colours and simple lines in Madame Sarkozy’s outfit. As for gray colour, I believe it is a matter of personal preferences.

Madame Royale 03-26-2008 11:54 AM

Camilla's wearing that "tribal" atrocity, Mrs Sarkozy is dressed to play the mother nun in Madeline and the Queen doesn't seem terribly happy to be entertaining this entourage...polite but over it. Who could blame her!

Jo of Palatine 03-26-2008 11:57 AM

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Mrs Sarkozy is dressed to play the mother nun in Madeline

:rofl::rofl::rofl: - I really like the idea: a pupil from a cloister school as French First Lady. Oh, sorry: The First lady of France posing as a pupil fresh from a nunnery education...

Madame Royale 03-26-2008 12:02 PM

Hahaha...bingo...:biggrin:

suztav 03-26-2008 12:14 PM

I have to admit ... I 'm pleasantly surprised about Carla's outfit. Clearly she understands her role and how she needs to appear not only in public -- but with whom she is appearing. She is classically dressed and doesn't upstage the Queen. The reason she is wearing flats is obvious -- she would tower over everyone else -- especially her husband.

I can't wait to see wht she wears to the dinner!;)

Martha 03-26-2008 12:18 PM

I don´t like Carla Bruni´s shoes.

muriel 03-26-2008 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by jcbcode99 (Post 746252)
Have to agree about Her Majesty's hat--it has too much going on. Not her usual style at all.
Mrs. Sarkozy looks absolutely beautiful--heels would have been better, but she still looked fantastic.
HRH The Duchess of Corwall--always beautiful, always elegant but that outfit is not my favorite.

I'm afraid I have to agree with of some of the sentiments echoed today - both the Queen and Camilla's clothes don't really do them justice. Camilla's suit is okay, though I am no fan of the leopard print. The embellishments on the lapels are nice though. The hat is just awful, and does not suit her at all - a shame as she is usually so elegantly dressed. I do wish she stuck to the traditional, slightly larger hats, she usually wears and stops experimenting with this beret style which really does her no favours. It would be great to see what all the ladies are wearing this evening - and hope that Camilla puts up a good show!

BeatrixFan 03-26-2008 12:34 PM

I think I must be the only one who likes Camilla's camp clobber. I think it's fab. I think she can carry off leopard print without looking like a drag queen and that's rare. I just love the hat too. I think it says glam.

rominet09 03-26-2008 12:41 PM

Lovely outfits for Carla and Camilla, I enjoy the pictures very much !

Stefanie 03-26-2008 12:48 PM

I think Carla looks very nice and tasteful. She reminds me of Audrey Hepburn a little bit. And she was aware of her being very tall so she chose shoes without heels- more comfortable anyway.

Amelia 03-26-2008 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 746304)
I think I must be the only one who likes Camilla's camp clobber. I think it's fab. I think she can carry off leopard print without looking like a drag queen and that's rare. I just love the hat too. I think it says glam.

No you're not, I think she looks wonderful too :flowers:

sesa 03-26-2008 01:05 PM

Well, I'm truely amazed that Carla knows how to pull her hair away from her face!!!!
She is still wearing a dark drab color, but at least she looks like a proper 1st lady.
Good for her! It's about time.

Paty 03-26-2008 01:06 PM

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bertie5252003 03-26-2008 01:08 PM

I thought everything looked as if it was running smoothly. I love reading all your titbits about the 2 visitors thanks.I thought Carla looked lovely the shoes were a worry but the hubby is really short so wiser choice for that reason. I am not a Camilla fan and hate any sort of animal print but the Queen looked amazing I do love all her outfits particularly in the last 18months. Thanks for all the pictures so far.

Mademoiselle Lilo 03-26-2008 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Little_star (Post 746266)
I'm sorry to be the lone voice but I think Carla's outfit is awful, it has no shape and does not flatter her figure at all.

you are not the only i know that she may need a chance to improve her self but for ex model the outfit of today is not pretty at all on her neither elegant:rolleyes:is not so bad but not what i exept from personality like Carla.

grevinnan 03-26-2008 01:19 PM

Carla's outfit is very elegant. She looks every inch a french official lady. Some royals could learn something from her when it comes to overdone outfits.
I hope the visit comes off without any difficulties. It is after all a business trip - albeit with gala and tiaras.

Paty 03-26-2008 01:24 PM

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Sarkozy gives Parliament address

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BBC News Player - Highlights of Sarkozy visit
There is a woman who made a courtesy to Carla, I wonder why...

Claire 03-26-2008 01:28 PM

The South African media said she was pregnant. But I have heard nothing else about it - is she?

TheTruth 03-26-2008 01:38 PM

After watching their arrival on TV, I'm reassured to see that all went well (except perhaps the light touch of Sarkozy's hand on Carla's during the parade at Windsor). Although this isn't a fashion thread, I didn't like very much how Camilla was dressed, especially the hat. However, I like Carla's style : the mix Audrey Hepburn/Jackie O. fits her pretty well.

Lady Marmalade 03-26-2008 01:48 PM

I agree.. I cannot wait for tonight's pictures!!!! Funny how they call him the bling bling President. Well, tonight he is going to see the the Queen's BLING!! ;-)

Paty 03-26-2008 01:55 PM

President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arrive at Westminster Abbey to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are shown items from the Royal Collection by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle.

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BeatrixFan 03-26-2008 02:01 PM

I've got my fingers crossed for tonight. I'm rather keen to see a certain sash on Camilla.

Paty 03-26-2008 02:20 PM

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Nico 03-26-2008 03:14 PM

Thank you so much fot the picsfrom this afternoon:flowers:

It's just me or we can cleary see that Mrs Sarkozy is expecting something?:eek:

Empress 03-26-2008 03:22 PM

Hello everyone - Lets please not turn this into a discussion about the possibility of Mdm Sarkozy and a pregnancy. This is pure speculation at this point.

Thanks - Empress
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LadyCat 03-26-2008 03:26 PM

I would love to have been a fly on the wall in the carriage with Prince Phillip and Carla simply to hear what Prince Phillip was saying. We probably will never know what sort of colorful things came out of his mouth during that carriage ride.:biggrin::eek::ermm:

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Paty 03-26-2008 03:47 PM

French President and Mrs Sarkozy at the Palace of Westminster

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Empress 03-26-2008 03:53 PM

And, did he do his speech in French or English? Apparently he does not speak English all that well. It would be really amusing to see someone speak a foreign language when addressing the parliament of another country. Or rather, I should say the president of France ought to be educated enough to speak English.

Good on HM for being able to communicate with him in his native tongue, even though he could not offer the same coutesy.

Nico 03-26-2008 03:57 PM

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Hello everyone - Lets please not turn this into a discussion about the possibility of Mdm Sarkozy and a pregnancy. This is pure speculation at this point.
Mea culpa! Sorry :flowers:

carlota 03-26-2008 04:02 PM

just a matter of time until carla starts competing against the most stylish royals for the most elegant lady prize! i love every single outfit she chose: traditional, yet modern and simple, and gorgeous as ever.

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BeatrixFan 03-26-2008 04:06 PM

Carla's got a fine pair of legs I'll say that. And before anyone accuses me of leering, I'm as gay as Judy Garland's thong.

Paty 03-26-2008 04:12 PM

Video of the speech at parlament
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Anita 03-26-2008 04:14 PM

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just a matter of time until carla starts competing against the most stylish royals for the most elegant lady prize! i love every single outfit she chose: traditional, yet modern and simple, and gorgeous as ever.




Exactly my thoughts . Will she even overshadow "my" queen of beauty and elegance : Queen Rania ? She's not far from it anyway ...:rolleyes:

shrifia 03-26-2008 04:23 PM

well first thank you for all the pix and informations especially paty.
for Carla I think this time she looked good lovely and elegant i like alot her second outfit for the one I didn't like the hat a little silly.

milla Ca 03-26-2008 04:25 PM

Thank you to all who posted so many nice pics today!:flowers:
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I think the French First Lady looked a bit like a well-behaved school-girl : the hair style, the grey coat.
(But maybe, after the publishing of the nude pic today, that´s the image she wants to show us...)
But i really agree that´s she´s very pretty!

The Queen looked elegant as usual. So did the Duchess of Cornwall, although it´s not one of my favourite outfits of her.

The French President, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales are dressed elegant and the dark coats are matching very well for the official event.

I´m looking forward to to see the pics from the state banquet tonight.

Mandy 03-26-2008 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Empress (Post 746402)
And, did he do his speech in French or English? Apparently he does not speak English all that well. It would be really amusing to see someone speak a foreign language when addressing the parliament of another country. Or rather, I should say the president of France ought to be educated enough to speak English.

Good on HM for being able to communicate with him in his native tongue, even though he could not offer the same coutesy.

English is not the only official international language. As a matter of fact, French is also cited as co-official language along with several other languages depending in what country, region, institution, etc you're dealing with. That's why heads of state including royals are accompanied by their interpreters during foreign visits. It has nothing to do with lack of education. :flowers:

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zembla 03-26-2008 04:31 PM

Carla Bruni looks so good...I like her take on the Jackie O. look....

BeatrixFan 03-26-2008 04:32 PM

So shall we have a bet on jewels? I'm thinking;

Queen : Oriental Circlet Tiara and serious ruby bling. Why? Cos she almost always wears white and the sash tonight will be red. And she usually matches. Of course she might go with the loopy tiara, with pearls not emeralds.

Camilla : Honeycomb. But I'd like to see a new one.

zembla 03-26-2008 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 746432)
So shall we have a bet on jewels? I'm thinking;

Queen : Oriental Circlet Tiara and serious ruby bling. Why? Cos she almost always wears white and the sash tonight will be red. And she usually matches. Of course she might go with the loopy tiara, with pearls not emeralds.

Camilla : Honeycomb. But I'd like to see a new one.

I'm guessing Camilla will really want to step it up since Carla clearly seems to be...should be interesting...:lol:

Nico 03-26-2008 04:42 PM

Call me crazy but i want to see the Delhi Durbar Tiara again....;)

Lady Marmalade 03-26-2008 04:44 PM

I just think she is so darn elegant, so understated...so French...she HM Queen Rania, and Princess Mary just have IT..

I listened to his speech....8 years of French...passionate.

So far so good for them both.

I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THE OUTFITS AND JEWELS TONIGHT!!!!! :-)

Empress 03-26-2008 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Mandy (Post 746429)
English is not the only official international language. As a matter of fact, French is also cited as co-official language along with several other languages depending in what country, region, institution, etc you're dealing with. That's why heads of state including royals are accompanied by their interpreters during foreign visits. It has nothing to do with lack of education. :flowers:

List of Official Language by Institution

Oh I know that! In fact, wasn't French La Lingue Diplomatique for the longest time? Still, what I meant was that one would think that in a country with such good education possibilities, and with one that who is presumably educated and intelligent enough to have become president, that they would have learned english as a diplomatic language if for nothing else.

Paty 03-26-2008 04:51 PM

Be patience girls, I´m looking for photos but nothing for the moment!!!!

I can wait too!!!

lucien 03-26-2008 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Paty (Post 746444)
Be patience girls, I´m looking for photos but nothing for the moment!!!!

I can wait too!!!

:queenelizabeth:
We...Well.Girls you say.Oh don't believe for a minute this is a girls only thing Paty.....:whistling:.....

:royalrobes:

Lady Marmalade 03-26-2008 05:00 PM

Thank you Paty! I am too...London is what, 8 hours ahead of Chicago? They have to be at the state dinner by now...

Nico 03-26-2008 05:01 PM

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We...Well.Girls you say.Oh don't believe for a minute this is a girls only thing Paty.....:whistling:...
Can't agree more :rofl:

Empress 03-26-2008 05:11 PM

Remember that we changed time and Europe has not as yet so it is currently only 8.15 PM there!

Paty 03-26-2008 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by lucien (Post 746445)
:queenelizabeth:
We...Well.Girls you say.Oh don't believe for a minute this is a girls only thing Paty.....:whistling:.....

:royalrobes:

Sorry Lucien and Nico...MEA CULPA!!!!;)
Sorry,sorry!!!!

BeatrixFan 03-26-2008 05:29 PM

The guests are arriving. Alistair Darling in white tie, white hair and black eyebrows. Looks like two caterpillars in a snow storm.

BeatrixFan 03-26-2008 05:30 PM

Queen in Burmese Ruby Tiara. Camilla in Honeycomb. Both in white.

Nico 03-26-2008 05:31 PM

Honeycomb again? What a pity....We can assume that it's definitively her signature...

BeatrixFan 03-26-2008 05:34 PM

Princess Anne's got a whopper of a tiara tonight. Not sure which one it is though. Interesting that the Order of Precedence seems to have changed. Camilla walked behind the Queen, in front of Anne. The Queen looks amazing in the Burmese Ruby. I think it has to be my favourite tiara. Sarkozy is wearing the Order of the Bath by the looks of it.

altagrace 03-26-2008 05:38 PM

Her Majesty's speech is broadcast live on the BBC international right now (4:45PM Eastern).

altagrace 03-26-2008 05:40 PM

They're playing the Marseillaise now, right after HM's speech.

HMQueenElizabethII 03-26-2008 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 746461)
Princess Anne's got a whopper of a tiara tonight. Not sure which one it is though. Interesting that the Order of Precedence seems to have changed. Camilla walked behind the Queen, in front of Anne. The Queen looks amazing in the Burmese Ruby. I think it has to be my favourite tiara. Sarkozy is wearing the Order of the Bath by the looks of it.

You mean without their spouses, Beatrixfan? In the presence of their spouses, automatically Camilla can outrank Anne.
It appears that Camilla is wearing the pretty dress that she wore on her 60th birthday again, but i am not too sure, we may have to wait until photos come out, the video link on BBC News, is hard to tell about the dresses.
Isn't the colour of the Order of the Bath green, i believe the President's sash is red though.

BeatrixFan 03-26-2008 05:51 PM

The Thistle's green, the Bath is red. At least I think. I thought on the precedence issue that the Queen had popped Anne and Alexandra before Camilla and Sophie.

HMQueenElizabethII 03-26-2008 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 746471)
The Thistle's green, the Bath is red. At least I think. I thought on the precedence issue that the Queen had popped Anne and Alexandra before Camilla and Sophie.

Sorry i'm just mistaken between the Orders colours. Yes, the Queen did so but in the presence of Charles at the event, she can outrank Anne and Alexandra. But on the event last year in February 14, the Queen hosted a reception, there were only female royals, and Anne was standing next to Her Majesty in welcoming guests, those events like that Anne has precedence over Camilla.

altagrace 03-26-2008 06:02 PM

I believe Mr Sarkozy is wearing the sash of the Legion d'Honneur (French order), which is red.

Nico 03-26-2008 06:06 PM

woo woot woot french glam ahead!

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lucien 03-26-2008 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by altagrace (Post 746477)
I believe Mr Sarkozy is wearing the sash of the Legion d'Honneur (French order), which is red.

Mrs.Sarkozy looks stunning too.

Paty 03-26-2008 06:09 PM

Grils...BOYS!, the State Banquet !!!!

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