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Pranter 05-17-2018 06:18 PM

Yes it's been said we will get to see them as they depart for the evening reception.


LaRae

Quote:

Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109186)
I think she could honor her father's wishes and have Doria walk her down the aisle.

I don't think honoring her father's wishes are mandatory, especially in this situation.


LaRae

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2109193)
I don't think honoring her father's wishes are mandatory, especially in this situation.


LaRae

The thing is, me (and some others here) have expressed the idea that Charles is not quite right to walk Meghan down the aisle. He's there to support his son, not technically there for her. Plus he's going to "give her away" when she was never "his" in the first place? Does not quite make sense to me.

It's her decision---ultimately she might go with Doria or just walk alone.

As long as it happens. Dear God, two more days of waiting...........:lol::lol:

texankitcat 05-17-2018 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2109193)
I don't think honoring her father's wishes are mandatory, especially in this situation.


LaRae

Well said. I would personally like to see Prince Charles step in as a show of complete support and welcome but I have a feeling Meghan will have her mother as her escort, which will be lovely to see.

jacqui24 05-17-2018 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommy100 (Post 2109185)
Wonder if we will get pictures of the arrivals at Frogmore for the reception? Is it on private roads? I’m guessing so as we didn’t see any arrival pictures from Peter and Autumns wedding?

I believe KP said, at the last briefing, that the last we'd see the couple for the day would be when they leave from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House.

Dman 05-17-2018 06:48 PM

Well, tomorrow we’ll probably see Meghan and Doria arrive at their hotel. We will probably see William and Harry arrive at theirs.

jacqui24 05-17-2018 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109186)
I think she could honor her father's wishes and have Doria walk her down the aisle.

Yea, I think that ship has sailed. Especially for this wedding.

texankitcat 05-17-2018 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109197)
The thing is, me (and some others here) have expressed the idea that Charles is not quite right to walk Meghan down the aisle. He's there to support his son, not technically there for her. Plus he's going to "give her away" when she was never "his" in the first place? Does not quite make sense to me.

It's her decision---ultimately she might go with Doria or just walk alone.

As long as it happens. Dear God, two more days of waiting...........:lol::lol:

I get the traditional view in the gesture of “giving away” the bride, however, IF Prince Charles were to escort her think it would could it also be viewed as “presenting” Meghan in matrimony to his son with his full support and approval.

Whether it’s her mother or Prince Charles, it’s going to be a bittersweet and touching moment.

Sun Lion 05-17-2018 06:56 PM

Photos from the wedding rehearsal -

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry look relaxed as they leave Windsor Castle | Daily Mail Online


Meghan has spoken, saying her father wil not be at the wedding.

Charles and Camilla have had tea with Meghan's mother, who has now also met William, Catherine and the children.

Ms Ragland is currently staying at Kensington Palace and is due to met the Queen with Harry and Meghan.

(Sorry if this has already been posted - couldn't see it anywhere.)

Mbruno 05-17-2018 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sun Lion (Post 2109224)
Photos from the wedding rehearsal -

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry look relaxed as they leave Windsor Castle | Daily Mail Online


Meghan has spoken, saying her father wil not be at the wedding.

Charles and Camilla have had tea with Meghan's mother, who has now also met William, Catherine and the children.

Ms Ragland is currently staying at Kensington Palace and is due to met the Queen with Harry and Meghan.

(Sorry if this has already been posted - couldn't see it anywhere.)

When is Ms Ragland going to meet the Queen ?

Dman 05-17-2018 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 2109233)
When is Ms Ragland going to meet the Queen ?

She’s going to meet Her Majesty tomorrow.

Marlo 05-17-2018 07:28 PM

Rebel Wilson teases she will be at the wedding.

https://twitter.com/rebelwilson/stat...90671067852801

Mbruno 05-17-2018 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlo (Post 2109242)
Rebel Wilson teases she will be at the wedding.

https://twitter.com/rebelwilson/stat...90671067852801

Sorry, but who is she ?

Curbside 05-17-2018 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlo (Post 2109242)
Rebel Wilson teases she will be at the wedding.

https://twitter.com/rebelwilson/stat...90671067852801

She plays Fat Amy in a series of movies about a college singing group. She's hysterically funny.

sarahedwards2 05-17-2018 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 2109244)
Sorry, but who is she ?



Fat Amy from the Pitch Perfect trilogy. She’s Australian.

Mbruno 05-17-2018 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarahedwards2 (Post 2109247)
Fat Amy from the Pitch Perfect trilogy. She’s Australian.

Yes, I remember now. The movie with Anna Kendrick. I didn't know her name was "Rebel Wilson".

It looks to me that she was just making a joke though. I don't think she's been actually invited to the wedding.

Pranter 05-17-2018 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109197)
The thing is, me (and some others here) have expressed the idea that Charles is not quite right to walk Meghan down the aisle. He's there to support his son, not technically there for her. Plus he's going to "give her away" when she was never "his" in the first place? Does not quite make sense to me.

It's her decision---ultimately she might go with Doria or just walk alone.

As long as it happens. Dear God, two more days of waiting...........:lol::lol:


The whole 'giving her away' is just a nice tradition now. Everyone understands a woman is no longer property etc.

I think Charles stepping in to do it would be a lovely public show of support if Doria doesn't go down with her.


LaRae

EloisevonLippe 05-17-2018 08:24 PM

I know it's been said to be comfortable but the one thing I'm not loving about this wedding is the carriage. It just looks so plain...almost dare I say 'cheap' with the thatched door area and the lack of ornate detailing so commonly found on royal carriages/coaches.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/20...6563463920.jpg

Gawin 05-17-2018 08:29 PM

Good grief, it looks like a leftover from Queen Victoria's funeral! :eek:

EloisevonLippe 05-17-2018 08:37 PM

:previous: :lol:

Exactly Gawin. It's very sombre and plain.

It looks like the everyday mode of transport for a minor Lord or squire not the marital carriage of a senior Prince. Oh well...

MARG 05-17-2018 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EloisevonLippe (Post 2109270)
I know it's been said to be comfortable but the one thing I'm not loving about this wedding is the carriage. It just looks so plain...almost dare I say 'cheap' with the thatched door area and the lack of ornate detailing so commonly found on royal carriages/coaches.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/20...6563463920.jpg

I thought the same one that William and Catherine used would be better. However, the Ascot Barouches are higher and I think, better sprung which, when you are travelling on a private road (the long walk) will not bounce you out of the carriage.

As far as people getting a good view of the Bridal Couple, it is definitely the best bet. Think of the Carriage Processions at Royal Ascot every year.

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texankitcat (Post 2109217)
I get the traditional view in the gesture of “giving away” the bride, however, IF Prince Charles were to escort her think it would could it also be viewed as “presenting” Meghan in matrimony to his son with his full support and approval.

Whether it’s her mother or Prince Charles, it’s going to be a bittersweet and touching moment.

Yes, it will be.

At least Senior can get to see her on television whenever he is recuperating and get to say "That's my girl!!!!!!"

Although yes, it will be bittersweet for him.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2109260)
The whole 'giving her away' is just a nice tradition now. Everyone understands a woman is no longer property etc.

I think Charles stepping in to do it would be a lovely public show of support if Doria doesn't go down with her.


LaRae

I wouldn't mind, either, ultimately..........like somebody said upthread...it would be like Charles "presenting" Meghan to Harry. :smile::smile:

Pranter 05-17-2018 08:45 PM

It won't have the top part on it on Saturday and IIRC they have dressed it up before with flowers etc.

Built for Edward VII carriage is over 100 years old.


LaRae

duchessrachel 05-17-2018 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2109171)
I think it will be her mother or Prince Charles walking her down the aisle...also possible she goes down the aisle by herself.


LaRae

As great as it would be for her mother to walk her down the aisle, I so hope it is Prince Charles. That would send out a clear message to the Markles and anyone who has trashed Meghan that she is his daughter-in-law now.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curbside (Post 2109246)
She plays Fat Amy in a series of movies about a college singing group. She's hysterically funny.

Also, I believe she is the daughter of Brian Wilson, an original member of the Beach Boys.

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duchessrachel (Post 2109287)
Also, I believe she is the daughter of Brian Wilson, an original member of the Beach Boys.

No, those are different Wilsons.

The ones you are talking about make up 2 of the 3 girls in the Group Wilson Phillips.

Rebel is Australian.

duchessrachel 05-17-2018 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109290)
No, those are different Wilsons.

The ones you are talking about make up 2 of the 3 girls in the Group Wilson Phillips.

Rebel is Australian.

Thanks for clearing that up. It must be Carnie Wilson I am thinking of.:biggrin:

Pranter 05-17-2018 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duchessrachel (Post 2109283)
As great as it would be for her mother to walk her down the aisle, I so hope it is Prince Charles. That would send out a clear message to the Markles and anyone who has trashed Meghan that she is his daughter-in-law now.


Me too...I think it sends out a nice (and strong) message.


LaRae

texankitcat 05-17-2018 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duchessrachel (Post 2109287)
Also, I believe she is the daughter of Brian Wilson, an original member of the Beach Boys.

No, she isn’t. You are thinking of Carnie Wilson.

EloisevonLippe 05-17-2018 09:20 PM

So very unofficial poll here but by a quick show of hands who are you expecting/hoping to see walk Meg down the aisle?

a. Doria Ragland
b. The Prince of Wales
c. No one. Meghan will walk alone
d. Someone else (please say who)
e. wild card - M&H walk down the aisle together

Also it would be nice if people give a quick line as to why they chose what they did.

***

I'll go first. My pick would be Charles. Meghan doesn't need anyone to give her away IMO and with Charles presenting her to Harry...well there would be no greater show of approval and support as to her new status within the family.

TLLK 05-17-2018 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EloisevonLippe (Post 2109270)
I know it's been said to be comfortable but the one thing I'm not loving about this wedding is the carriage. It just looks so plain...almost dare I say 'cheap' with the thatched door area and the lack of ornate detailing so commonly found on royal carriages/coaches.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/20...6563463920.jpg


One thing to remember is that Windsors' streets are much narrower than London's. Also there will be many people lining the route. This is the same landau that was used for Edward and Sophie's carriage ride after their wedding. IMO it is being used because it is much more maneuverable than the others in the Royal Mews.

King of the Jungle 05-17-2018 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2109278)
It won't have the top part on it on Saturday and IIRC they have dressed it up before with flowers etc.

Built for Edward VII carriage is over 100 years old.


LaRae

The carriage ride will be magical.
I expect the top to be off but the only decoration to be the bridal couple and Meghan's bouquet. There were no added flowers restricting the view of Edward and Sophie or Peter and Autumn.

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EloisevonLippe (Post 2109298)
So very unofficial poll here but by a quick show of hands who are you expecting/hoping to see walk Meg down the aisle?

a. Doria Ragland
b. The Prince of Wales
c. No one. Meghan will walk alone
d. Someone else (please say who)
e. wild card - M&H walk down the aisle together

Also it would be nice if people give a quick line as to why they chose what they did.

***

I'll go first. My pick would be Charles. Meghan doesn't need anyone to give her away IMO and with Charles presenting her to Harry...well there would be no greater show of approval and support as to her new status within the family.

Probably B.
Which is what I think most of us think will happen.

Although E. would be satisfying and innovative for the FRB in a bold way.

You want to know what REALLY, REALLY would be wild?:smile:

If Patrick J. Adams gives her away!!!!!!! Mike Ross gives away his screen bride to her real-life husband!!!!!!!!! :lol:

Kind of "Rachel" symbolically transferring from one "firm" to "THE FIRM."
Sorry-----could not resist. :rofl::rofl:

Quote:

Originally Posted by King of the Jungle (Post 2109300)
The carriage ride will be magical.
I expect the top to be off but the only decoration to be the bridal couple and Meghan's bouquet. There were no added flowers restricting the view of Edward and Sophie or Peter and Autumn.

The carriage ride will be magical------and heavily guarded. With the possibility of snipers and all. :cool::cool:

EloisevonLippe 05-17-2018 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109302)

If Patrick J. Adams gives her away!!!!!!! Mike Ross gives away his screen bride to her real-life husband!!!!!!!!! :lol:

Kind of "Rachel" symbolically transferring from one "firm" to "THE FIRM."
Sorry-----could not resist. :rofl::rofl:

I like your logic :lol:

O-H Anglophile 05-17-2018 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EloisevonLippe (Post 2109298)
So very unofficial poll here but by a quick show of hands who are you expecting/hoping to see walk Meg down the aisle?

a. Doria Ragland
b. The Prince of Wales
c. No one. Meghan will walk alone
d. Someone else (please say who)
e. wild card - M&H walk down the aisle together

Also it would be nice if people give a quick line as to why they chose what they did.

***

I'll go first. My pick would be Charles. Meghan doesn't need anyone to give her away IMO and with Charles presenting her to Harry...well there would be no greater show of approval and support as to her new status within the family.

I vote d and I nominate Mark Dyer, Harry's friend and mentor. He could ESCORT Meghan down the aisle and her mother could still "give her away" if they have that in the ceremony.

CyrilVladisla 05-17-2018 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tamara77 (Post 2108776)
Could these artificial flowers be for one of the receptions, perhaps?

That is a possibilty. However, would not the reception flowers be real?

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-H Anglophile (Post 2109307)
I vote d and I nominate Mark Dyer, Harry's friend and mentor. He could ESCORT Meghan down the aisle and her mother could still "give her away" if they have that in the ceremony.

Interesting idea------certainly not outside protocol, I would think.

King of the Jungle 05-17-2018 09:57 PM

I vote for Doria to walk with her daugher, or a trusted male representaitve of Meghan's family or friends.
I see the walk as a symbol of the joining of two families - one walking to the other as much as the joining of two people, so Prince Charles walking with Meghan would not be the first option.

Meghan walking alone would be best of all but she might like to have a supporter.

XeniaCasaraghi 05-17-2018 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2109294)
Me too...I think it sends out a nice (and strong) message.


LaRae

Hehe... That's so sneaky and I love it! I've got a mean streak. That's also why I wanted the nieces and nephews to go but not the backstabbing relatives.

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EloisevonLippe (Post 2109304)
I like your logic :lol:

Thank you for the laugh and the compliment. :lol:

If you REALLY want to push it----how about Meghan's TV dad-----Wendell Pierce?

I can see it now----"Rachel's dad" giving Meghan away to her real-life husband.

LOL.

LOL. Anyway---back to the more pressing topic at hand......who WILL it be?...................

Zaira 05-17-2018 10:12 PM

IMO, Doria or no one.

gerry 05-17-2018 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109319)
Thank you for the laugh and the compliment. :lol:

If you REALLY want to push it----how about Meghan's TV dad-----Wendell Pierce?

I can see it now----"Rachel's dad" giving Meghan away to her real-life husband.

LOL.

LOL. Anyway---back to the more pressing topic at hand......who WILL it be?...................

I am thinking of all the dads who are pawing their hoofs to take on this role....Dad no. 1 Barack Obama; Dad no. 2 Brian Mulroney Sr. Dad no. 3 Justin Trudeau

Mirabel 05-17-2018 10:17 PM

I vote for Prince Charles.

Curryong 05-17-2018 10:19 PM

I think it will be Doria, or possibly Charles. To be escorted by your future father in law is unusual though not unknown. It happened to me. My fiance's family were Australian, I married in Australia, and my father was in England and couldn't travel.

My only caveat against Charles doing the honours is that there is no precedent in the BRF for that happening and Meghan hardly knows him. At least with Doria we have Queen Victoria walking her two daughters down the aisle.

CyrilVladisla 05-17-2018 10:20 PM

Could you see the flower girls carrying parasols?

Abbigail 05-17-2018 10:31 PM

It's been awhile since I've been here and I have to be honest, I am glad I missed all the debates, re: the drama of the last few days. This week was meant to be one of joy and celebration and I plan on keeping to those themes only. :cool:

Both Harry and Meghan look to be glowing today. Loved seeing their smiling faces. Hope we get a few glimpses of them tomorrow as well, along with Doria.

Quote:

Originally Posted by King of the Jungle (Post 2109315)
I vote for Doria to walk with her daugher, or a trusted male representaitve of Meghan's family or friends.
I see the walk as a symbol of the joining of two families - one walking to the other as much as the joining of two people, so Prince Charles walking with Meghan would not be the first option.

Meghan walking alone would be best of all but she might like to have a supporter.

I have similar thoughts. I don't object to Prince Charles walking Meghan down the aisle, it would be a lovely moment no doubt and great PR for the royal family (I am just saying). But I really do think it should be someone close to Meghan, namely Doria. Meghan walking solo is something I'm a little more conflicted about. It could be an empowering moment, yes, but I am not all that keen on seeing her alone in that moment. And I suspect that she would want the support, with this being such a huge moment and all. Whatever the decision, I'll be fine with it, considering none of these are bad options. Indeed, they are all greatly symbolic in their own way.

Curbside 05-17-2018 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109274)
Yes, it will be.

At least Senior can get to see her on television whenever he is recuperating and get to say "That's my girl!!!!!!"

Although yes, it will be bittersweet for him.



I wouldn't mind, either, ultimately..........like somebody said upthread...it would be like Charles "presenting" Meghan to Harry. :smile::smile:

"Son, look what I got you for your birthday!" :rofl:

Countessmeout 05-17-2018 10:56 PM

It should be someone who Meghan has a bond with. Someone from her family or her own life. Her mother, an Uncle or nephew, a dear friend. Someone who will be her support. Charles is there to support his son, Meghan should have someone to support her, someone that is souly their for her.

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curbside (Post 2109335)
"Son, look what I got you for your birthday!" :rofl:

"Father, this is the best birthday present EVER!!!!! Long live Britain!!!!!!!!!!" :rofl::rofl:

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 11:02 PM

I just thought of something--------

Maybe Ashleigh, her niece? A successful lawyer who has lived apart from Samantha and is the inspiration for Rachel on SUITS.

Would send a statement----but I think it would look too "gimmicky." Plus, I don't think her or Christopher her brother are coming.

XeniaCasaraghi 05-17-2018 11:03 PM

Anyway back to what we were discussing, I think it would be beautiful if she walked alone but people would harp on how sad and lonely she is. I think Harry would really goat Sam and Charles would piss off Tom Sr. plus make a statement that he supports the relationship. I think a mom walking a daughter down the aisle is cliche and I do not care if everyone here walked their daughter or had their mom walk them; just like some don't like strapless dresses I don't like seeing moms walk their daughter down the aisle.

Countessmeout 05-17-2018 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109341)
I just thought of something--------

Maybe Ashleigh, her niece? A successful lawyer who has lived apart from Samantha and is the inspiration for Rachel on SUITS.

Would send a statement----but I think it would look too "gimmicky." Plus, I don't think her or Christopher her brother are coming.

If she is going to have a woman walk her down the aisle, it would be her mother. Not sure why she would use her niece instead.

Its just traditional to have a male family/friend walk you down, why Doria seems to stick out.

We don't know if any of Doria's family, or Ashleigh and Christopher will attend. None of them have spoken to the press at all. We only know who isn't attending, as they have been complaining.

Perhaps a male friend like Markus. But I am hoping for Doria.

EloisevonLippe 05-17-2018 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XeniaCasaraghi (Post 2109342)
I think a mom walking a daughter down the aisle is cliche and I do not care if everyone here walked their daughter or had their mom walk them; just like some don't like strapless dresses I don't like seeing moms walk their daughter down the aisle.

I'll probably get flamed for saying this but I kind of agree about it being cliched and I'm not particularly a fan. I also don't like strapless dresses Xenia...maybe there's a link :lol:

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2109345)
If she is going to have a woman walk her down the aisle, it would be her mother. Not sure why she would use her niece instead.

Its just traditional to have a male family/friend walk you down, why Doria seems to stick out.

We don't know if any of Doria's family, or Ashleigh and Christopher will attend. None of them have spoken to the press at all. We only know who isn't attending, as they have been complaining.

Perhaps a male friend like Markus. But I am hoping for Doria.

Yes, I agree. IF there is going to be a female walking Meghan down the aisle, the most logical choice would be Doria. Fits.

Plus there is precedent, like someone up-thread said. Victoria walked two daughters down the aisle.

I like discussing these options.

Pranter 05-17-2018 11:11 PM

Not a fan of Strapless, both parents walking their daughter down the aisle, see thru wedding dresses ...the mom walking the daughter down is okay...but I lean to the more Traditional type of things.


LaRae

Countessmeout 05-17-2018 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2109348)
Not a fan of Strapless, both parents walking their daughter down the aisle, see thru wedding dresses ...the mom walking the daughter down is okay...but I lean to the more Traditional type of things.


LaRae

I usually like the traditional as well (one of only things I am traditional about). But when the bride doesn't have a father to give her away (dead or in this case unable) I don't find it 'cliche' to have the mother do it.

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2109348)
Not a fan of Strapless, both parents walking their daughter down the aisle, see thru wedding dresses ...the mom walking the daughter down is okay...but I lean to the more Traditional type of things.


LaRae

So you lean towards Charles, then?

Somebody suggested Phillip in here a couple of days ago but is he in any condition to do that? He had hip replacement surgery 5 weeks ago.

Would he even want to?

RoyalHighness 2002 05-17-2018 11:17 PM

I have a question; so is it the general consensus that Markle Sr. had a change of heart after his first interview with TMZ but because of his operation ultimately could not attend anyways, or is that just what was picked up by the media?

On another note, I also saw this on Twitter and thought it was pretty cool.
https://mobile.twitter.com/WWEMaveri...67793069051905

Terri Terri 05-17-2018 11:21 PM

My top 3 choices to walk Meghan down the aisle...
1. Doria
2. Male relative from the maternal side
3. Male relative from the Markle side who we have never heard of!!!!!!:lol::whistling:

CyrilVladisla 05-17-2018 11:24 PM

Pay careful attention on the Royal Wedding day to the broadcasters. Will they refer to the groom as Prince Harry or as Prince Henry?

Terri Terri 05-17-2018 11:25 PM

Prince Harry. When the vows are being said....then we will hear Prince Henry.

Mirabel 05-17-2018 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EloisevonLippe (Post 2109346)
I'll probably get flamed for saying this but I kind of agree about it being cliched and I'm not particularly a fan. I also don't like strapless dresses Xenia...maybe there's a link :lol:


There must be a link, because I feel the same way. :flowers:

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 2109361)
Pay careful attention on the Royal Wedding day to the broadcasters. Will they refer to the groom as Prince Harry or as Prince Henry?

Since they ostensibly represent the public, I guess they will refer to him colloquially as Harry.

Pranter 05-17-2018 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109350)
So you lean towards Charles, then?

Somebody suggested Phillip in here a couple of days ago but is he in any condition to do that? He had hip replacement surgery 5 weeks ago.

Would he even want to?


If not Doria then Charles. No way Prince Phillip will be up to that long walk.


LaRae

MARG 05-17-2018 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 2109299)
One thing to remember is that Windsors' streets are much narrower than London's. Also there will be many people lining the route. This is the same Landau that was used for Edward and Sophie's carriage ride after their wedding. IMO it is being used because it is much more maneuverable than the others in the Royal Mews.

The special thing about the Ascot Landau is that it is higher than the other which means many more people will be able to see Harry and Meghan.

As to the walk up the aisle, whatever makes Meghan feel most comfortable. But please, please, don't let her wear a blusher of any kind. A terrific tiara, appropriate veil and her head held high. Having a positively beautific smile on her face wouldn't be amiss.

Countessmeout 05-17-2018 11:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 2109361)
Pay careful attention on the Royal Wedding day to the broadcasters. Will they refer to the groom as Prince Harry or as Prince Henry?

The media will refer to him by what is easiest for them, and which most of their viewers will pay attention to- Prince Harry.

The ceremony is another matter. It will be Henry and Rachel.

pooky929 05-17-2018 11:54 PM

It will be her mother Doria,i if it's not her, Prince Harry that walks her down

PtahHotep 05-17-2018 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2109376)
The media will refer to him by what is easiest for them, and which most of their viewers will pay attention to- Prince Harry.

The ceremony is another matter. It will be Henry and Rachel.

I wonder if the commentators will occasionally repeat: "Yes, folks, Rachel. Rachel not as in her character in SUITS but 'Rachel Rachel,' her real name. In case you don't know, she has the same first name as her famous character." :lol::lol:

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Originally Posted by pooky929 (Post 2109378)
It will be her mother Doria,i if it's not her, Prince Harry that walks her down

Harry and Meghan walking down the aisle would certainly be something special.

Purrs 05-18-2018 12:22 AM

I hope and think it will be her mother, Doria. Out of all the people attending, she's closest to her mom.

I myself had both my parents with me and I've been married 33 years (married in 1985, the year after Harry was born). I don't think to have your mom with you is that unusual at all and I don't see why anybody would see it as an issue.

Meghan will have made the choice that feels right for her that we will see on Saturday. :)

Zaira 05-18-2018 12:26 AM

I am firmly #TeamDoria and have been since the get go.

BUT, I like the idea of Harry meeting Meghan at the chapel entrance, up the stairs though so we still get the anticipation of seeing her walk to him, and for them to walk down together, a lot actually.

Abbigail 05-18-2018 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109381)
Harry and Meghan walking down the aisle would certainly be something special.

Nooo! :lol: I'm not really a traditionalist but one of the things I've really been anticipating is the moment Harry sees his bride for the first time, as she meets him at the end of the aisle. I'd rather see Charles walk her than to have this moment taken away. Sorry. :tongue:

Re: Doria walking her, I am not sure how that would be cliche. Quite the opposite, actually.

PtahHotep 05-18-2018 12:34 AM

Since we have at times discussed the incredible negativity vibe this wedding brings out in a lot of people (especially two people we all know about)-------I think it only fair to link this as an example of the inexplicable hatred:

Amy Schumer says royal wedding is going to 'suck,' compares day to Westminster Dog Show | Fox News

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Comedian Amy Schumer said Thursday she thinks Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding is going to “suck” and likened the royal event to the Westminster Dog Show.
Schumer, 36, said on “Fitzy and Wippa,” an Australian radio show, that she felt bad for Markle and the pressure she must be under, The Independent reported.
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“This poor girl. Your wedding, everyone says it’s your day. It’s YOUR day. She’s like, no it’s not. She has to meet all these foreign dignitaries she’s never met before, there’s so much pressure ... can you imagine having a worse wedding?” Schumer said.
“That would suck. Her girls from high school aren’t going to be there. It’s like a parade, it’s like Westminster Dog Show,” she continued.
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The “I Feel Pretty” star told the hosts of the radio show that her wedding to Chris Fischer in February was wonderful because “my friends were high and drunk.”

Glad she has the gift of telepathy to know what Meghan is thinking and feeling. Meanwhile, what is wrong with some folks that they want this wedding to be ruined?

It's not just most of the Markles.

Is there envy here or what? Racism? Jealousy?

Why can't they just be glad something wonderful is happening?

I don't understand people sometimes. Anyway, going to bed. Good night, folks. :ermm::ermm:

XeniaCasaraghi 05-18-2018 12:36 AM

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Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109350)
So you lean towards Charles, then?

Somebody suggested Phillip in here a couple of days ago but is he in any condition to do that? He had hip replacement surgery 5 weeks ago.

Would he even want to?

I was just joking when I said Phillip should do it. I imagined him getting tired of the drama and kicking people out the way, saying "I got this" and dropping a microphone. [emoji1] [emoji2] [emoji3] [emoji4] [emoji6]

FashionMaven 05-18-2018 12:38 AM

I'm torn. I would love Doria to walk her down the aisle because Doria is closest to her and it would be a lovely moment. But another part of me would like to see Charles do it.

If Wendell Pierce is invited and he and Meghan are very close then that would be cool - or even her tv husband would be super cute (but maybe too Hollywood)...

I'm back to Doria or Prince Charles. #1 pick would be Doria, though I'm struggling a bit with the optics and Doria's dress and what if the color looks odd with Meghan's dress, etc...

I'm probably overthinking it.

I do know the one thing I don't want to see is Meghan walking alone. It would just be really hard to watch and I don't want to think of her as alone.

sndral 05-18-2018 12:53 AM

Oops, took too long to type and the page rolled over :( I was referencing fashionmaven’s comments
::previous:I’m with you on the clashing dresses, it offends me aesthetically. I would not have wanted to walk a daughter down the aisle. If I were in the position of walking some one down the aisle my choice of attire would be far different and more somber so as not to detract from the bride, than the traditional joyous mother of the bride outfit. My own father died when I was 5, I had the option of a step father I wasn’t especially fond of and an Uncle, I opted for the step dad and ironically that act improved our relationship as adults.
Charles is a charming man and has no doubt grown to know his future daughter in law well, who better to support Meghan as she formally transitions into the Royal family? He certainly would be a calming influence as she arrives at the church and walks down the aisle.

jacqui24 05-18-2018 12:56 AM

I'm leaning towards Harry and Meghan walk down together at this point. I think it'd be very sweet. I think Harry should wait for her at the top of the stairs. Honestly, that walk towards him would actually be a lot nicer. It's just be two of them without all the other guests there.

texankitcat 05-18-2018 01:00 AM

[QUOTE=PtahHotep;2109398]Since we have at times discussed the incredible negativity vibe this wedding brings out in a lot of people (especially two people we all know about)-------I think it only fair to link this as an example of the inexplicable hatred:

Amy Schumer says royal wedding is going to 'suck,' compares day to Westminster Dog Show | Fox News

Amy Schumer who? No one who will have any significance in history because they will do nothing of significance other then putting others down that are and will be significant.

Moving on...

Countessmeout 05-18-2018 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by sndral (Post 2109410)
Oops, took too long to type and the page rolled over :( I was referencing fashionmaven’s comments
::previous:I’m with you on the clashing dresses, it offends me aesthetically. I would not have wanted to walk a daughter down the aisle. If I were in the position of walking some one down the aisle my choice of attire would be far different and more somber so as not to detract from the bride, than the traditional joyous mother of the bride outfit. My own father died when I was 5, I had the option of a step father I wasn’t especially fond of and an Uncle, I opted for the step dad and ironically that act improved our relationship as adults.
Charles is a charming man and has no doubt grown to know his future daughter in law well, who better to support Meghan as she formally transitions into the Royal family? He certainly would be a calming influence as she arrives at the church and walks down the aisle.

Who better? Maybe someone who has known Meghan for more then a year.

The point of having someone to walk you down the aisle is not to 'give you away' like some possession to be handed off. But someone who is supporting and leading you. That is why it is usually your father, someone who has guided you in your life, protected you. If your father is unable, another strong man in your life like an Uncle, or a family friend, someone often fills the roll.

How do we know he 'surely would be a calming influence'? We don't know how well they have got to know each other over the past year or so.

It seems more important she has someone she trusts to hold her hand, then some Vain concern the mother's dress is too bright.

texankitcat 05-18-2018 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by jacqui24 (Post 2109411)
I'm leaning towards Harry and Meghan walk down together at this point. I think it'd be very sweet. I think Harry should wait for her at the top of the stairs. Honestly, that walk towards him would actually be a lot nicer. It's just be two of them without all the other guests there.

I would hate that. It would ruin the entire expectation of the moment he sees her for the first time coming to him as a bride. We would miss that first look and emotion on both of their faces which is what that walk up the aisle is all about.

Ish 05-18-2018 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109398)
Since we have at times discussed the incredible negativity vibe this wedding brings out in a lot of people (especially two people we all know about)-------I think it only fair to link this as an example of the inexplicable hatred:

Amy Schumer says royal wedding is going to 'suck,' compares day to Westminster Dog Show | Fox News

Glad she has the gift of telepathy to know what Meghan is thinking and feeling. Meanwhile, what is wrong with some folks that they want this wedding to be ruined?

It's not just most of the Markles.

Is there envy here or what? Racism? Jealousy?

Why can't they just be glad something wonderful is happening?

I don't understand people sometimes. Anyway, going to bed. Good night, folks. :ermm::ermm:


Not sure I would agree that it's hate... in all likelihood, given as Amy Schumer's just recently gotten married, is promoting a movie, and the wedding of Meghan and Harry is being talked about everyone, it's fairly reasonable to expect that she'd be asked a question about her thoughts on the whole thing while doing an interview. Her reaction is fairly reasonable too - basically "it probably sucks for her that her day isn't actually 'her day' because of the pomp and circumstance of the family she's marrying into". Not hate or jealousy at all.

Purrs 05-18-2018 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109398)

I think Amy is trying to be 'edgy' and get attention. It's a tacky comment that deserves to be ignored.

jacqui24 05-18-2018 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by texankitcat (Post 2109417)
I would hate that. It would ruin the entire expectation of the moment he sees her for the first time coming to him as a bride. We would miss that first look and emotion on both of their faces which is what that walk up the aisle is all about.

Not necessarily, we would still see it as she walks up the stairs. It's actually less distracting this way and just the two of them without all the other guests there. And we can see it before as it'll be brighter than inside the chapel.

jacqui24 05-18-2018 01:17 AM

And HMQ with Guy next to her? What would the dorgies say!!! :lol:

Zaira 05-18-2018 01:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jacqui24 (Post 2109425)
Not necessarily, we would still see it as she walks up the stairs. It's actually less distracting this way and just the two of them without all the other guests there. And we can see it before as it'll be brighter than inside the chapel.

I am leaning this way too...

texankitcat 05-18-2018 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by jacqui24 (Post 2109425)
Not necessarily, we would still see it as she walks up the stairs. It's actually less distracting this way and just the two of them without all the other guests there. And we can see it before as it'll be brighter than inside the chapel.

It still isn’t the same and not something I can see being a consideration in this wedding which I am thankful for.

jacqui24 05-18-2018 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by texankitcat (Post 2109434)
It still isn’t the same and not something I can see being a consideration in this wedding which I am thankful for.

Why wouldn't it be a consideration at this point? None of the other options presented are any less of a break with tradition. And given how much of a team these two have presented, it's quite fitting that they would face this together.

Abbigail 05-18-2018 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by texankitcat (Post 2109434)
It still isn’t the same and not something I can see being a consideration in this wedding which I am thankful for.


I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility but I don't want to see it. LOL The bride walking up the aisle to her groom is the one tradition I want to remain.

Denville 05-18-2018 01:46 AM

yes if they are going to ditch all traditions I wish theyd go away and get married on a beach and disappear from public view....

Thena 05-18-2018 01:47 AM

Two weeks ago, I was taking bets on whether Philip would be able to make it down the aisle with the Queen or have to come in through the side entrance, like the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret did for Edward's wedding. Margaret was in a wheelchair at the time.

How things have changed this week! I'd be happy either way if Doria or Charles walked Meghan down the aisle. I really don't like the idea of someone "giving the bride away," but that is a long aisle and there will be lots of eyeballs focused on her. It would really help to have someone's support on the way to the altar.

texankitcat 05-18-2018 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by jacqui24 (Post 2109436)
Why wouldn't it be a consideration at this point? None of the other options presented are any less of a break with tradition. And given how much of a team these two have presented, it's quite fitting that they would face this together.

Because this is the BRF and although there are last minute adjustments to tradition that must be made to accommodate Mr. Markle not being able to walk his daughter down the aisle as planned, that doesnt change the tradition of the bride walking down the aisle to meet her future husband. That is traditional, it is expected by the millions of viewers and it will be done that way regardless of whether it is PC or her mother.

Abbigail 05-18-2018 01:58 AM

Plus, I think it lessens the moment they exit the chapel as husband and wife. I don't like the idea at all.

jacqui24 05-18-2018 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Denville (Post 2109444)
yes if they are going to ditch all traditions I wish theyd go away and get married on a beach and disappear from public view....

That's hardly ditching all traditions. And obviously, this one wasn't planned. No matter how it goes at this point, it won't be traditional.

texankitcat 05-18-2018 02:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Abbigail (Post 2109455)
Plus, I think it lessens the moment they exit the chapel as husband and wife. I don't like the idea at all.

Exactly. I think people are getting out of hand with this “modern” spin and not considering that this is a last minute glitch which will be dealt with the least amount of disruption to the overall service. There is a lot we don’t see behind the scenes which will need to be adjusted and considered with her father not being there.

W.Y.CII 05-18-2018 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by EloisevonLippe (Post 2109298)
a. Doria Ragland
b. The Prince of Wales
c. No one. Meghan will walk alone
d. Someone else (please say who)
e. wild card - M&H walk down the aisle together

a > e > b, I want Doria to escort Meghan as I think it'll be very special for Meghan, from the one who fully support and love her since her birth to another one who also will fully support and love her, hopefully, till her death, but I think all three are nice choices.

sndral 05-18-2018 02:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2109416)
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It seems more important she has someone she trusts to hold her hand, then some Vain concern the mother's dress is too bright.

No need to accuse me of being vain. I’m not clear on which of my comments you are labeling as ‘vain’ since the word means having an overly high regard for your own appearance and has no application to an opinion of someone else’s appearance.
The only thing I said about my own appearance was that if I were walking some one down the aisle I would choose to dress more soberly so as not to detract from the bride, which is the opposite of vain, IMO.
BBC ran a replay of William and Catherine’s wedding and it was visually stunning, it would have been less so in my eyes if Carole, wearing her very elegant mother of the bride attire complete with hat, had walked Catherine down the aisle.
We are agreed that the most important thing is that Meghan have support, my thought is that Charles, with his impeccable manners, charm and experience with ceremonial as well as religious occasions is not a bad choice given the current situation. Doria has no experience with a traditional English wedding, let alone a Royal one, it seems like a lot to ask of her - although it was being asked of Meghan’s father.
We obviously disagree, and that’s ok, but there’s no need to resort to petty name calling to explain the reasons we disagree.

evolvingdoors 05-18-2018 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109398)
Since we have at times discussed the incredible negativity vibe this wedding brings out in a lot of people (especially two people we all know about)-------I think it only fair to link this as an example of the inexplicable hatred:

Glad she has the gift of telepathy to know what Meghan is thinking and feeling. Meanwhile, what is wrong with some folks that they want this wedding to be ruined?

It's not just most of the Markles.

Is there envy here or what? Racism? Jealousy?

Why can't they just be glad something wonderful is happening?

I don't understand people sometimes. Anyway, going to bed. Good night, folks. :ermm::ermm:

Is t possible that some of us are just over and done with this wedding and the drama, the falling into soap opera nonesence not even seen in the War of Wales’s” is turning people away and making them dislike Meghan- as she’s is the connecting factor, and at this point she dowsn’t have enough credit with British public to win their, already thinking, grace?
That some of us simply do not feel Meghan has what It takes to make it in the long run as a working royal and so this drama is tiring to watch.
I am not a royal watcher, I just like Harry I think he’s a fine man, but at this point? I’m gonna be shocked if the reason for this marriage breakdown won’t be the amount of drama following her. A marriage, even the strongest one, can only sustain so much outside drama before cracks in the relationship appear.




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Originally Posted by PtahHotep (Post 2109341)
I just thought of something--------

Maybe Ashleigh, her niece? A successful lawyer who has lived apart from Samantha and is the inspiration for Rachel on SUITS.

Would send a statement----but I think it would look too "gimmicky." Plus, I don't think her or Christopher her brother are coming.

I am so baffled by this, how on earth is she the inspiration for the character? Does she know the creators in some way?
Otherwise what a farfetch idea.
And absolutely no to her or Charles and certainly not Philip (who just had a surgery! And probably only met her a handful of times) or heaven forbid any of her suits co stars (then again we are already teaching soap opera level with this entire thing, so hey why not go all the way in) I have been on the “walk alone” side since the get go. It may salvage whatever little like and respect I still have for ms. Markle. No best to go the least drama option.



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Originally Posted by jacqui24 (Post 2109428)
And HMQ with Guy next to her? What would the dorgies say!!! :lol:

Is that her majesty in the car? Doesn’t look like it.
And sadly Dorgis can’t say anything anymore, i believe the last of her majesty beloved dogs passed away a few weeks ago.





Going back to lurking mood.

Countessmeout 05-18-2018 03:00 AM

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No need to accuse me of being vain. I’m not clear on which of my comments you are labeling as ‘vain’ since the word means having an overly high regard for your own appearance and has no application to an opinion of someone else’s appearance.
The only thing I said about my own appearance was that if I were walking some one down the aisle I would choose to dress more soberly so as not to detract from the bride, which is the opposite of vain, IMO.
BBC ran a replay of William and Catherine’s wedding and it was visually stunning, it would have been less so in my eyes if Carole, wearing her very elegant mother of the bride attire complete with hat, had walked Catherine down the aisle.
We are agreed that the most important thing is that Meghan have support, my thought is that Charles, with his impeccable manners, charm and experience with ceremonial as well as religious occasions is not a bad choice given the current situation. Doria has no experience with a traditional English wedding, let alone a Royal one, it seems like a lot to ask of her - although it was being asked of Meghan’s father.
We obviously disagree, and that’s ok, but there’s no need to resort to petty name calling to explain the reasons we disagree.
I never called you vain, so don't try and make me out to be insulting you.

I said focussing on appearance was vain. The concept was vain. Not you. Vanity means a focus on appearance as being the most important thing. Your post implied that the reason not to have the MOB give her away was because it wasn't good appearance wise. That it took away from the bride. To me that concept, let me repeat the concept not you, is vain.

The importance here is on Meghan and who can offer her moral support. Not on appearances.

Giving the bride away is not a British thing. Its not something that requires you to have English blood or royal etiquette. Charles will not be any more adept at giving a bride away then anyone else. He has never given one away at a british royal wedding before. Michael had never been involved in a royal wedding, nor had Sophie, Autumn or even Diana's fathers, but they handled it well. Autumn's father is Canadian.

Meghan doesn't need someone who knows English etiquette. She needs someone who can calm her nerves and give her that last minute courage. Who ever she chooses to give her that strength, is her choice.

wbenson 05-18-2018 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Thena (Post 2109446)
Two weeks ago, I was taking bets on whether Philip would be able to make it down the aisle with the Queen or have to come in through the side entrance, like the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret did for Edward's wedding.

I've actually been wondering if the Queen will be the one to need the side entrance. I haven't heard anything about a railing being put in (like at St. Paul's for whatever event that was).

At Charles and Camilla's blessing, I think the whole family except Charles and Camilla came in through the side.

O-H Anglophile 05-18-2018 03:06 AM

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Originally Posted by evolvingdoors (Post 2109468)
Is t possible that some of us are just over and done with this wedding and the drama, the falling into soap opera nonesence not even seen in the War of Wales’s” is turning people away and making them dislike Meghan- as she’s is the connecting factor, and at this point she dowsn’t have enough credit with British public to win their, already thinking, grace?
That some of us simply do not feel Meghan has what It takes to make it in the long run as a working royal and so this drama is tiring to watch.
I am not a royal watcher, I just like Harry I think he’s a fine man, but at this point? I’m gonna be shocked if the reason for this marriage breakdown won’t be the amount of drama following her. A marriage, even the strongest one, can only sustain so much outside drama before cracks in the relationship appear.






I am so baffled by this, how on earth is she the inspiration for the character? Does she know the creators in some way?
Otherwise what a farfetch idea.
And absolutely no to her or Charles and certainly not Philip (who just had a surgery! And probably only met her a handful of times) or heaven forbid any of her suits co stars (then again we are already teaching soap opera level with this entire thing, so hey why not go all the way in) I have been on the “walk alone” side since the get go. It may salvage whatever little like and respect I still have for ms. Markle. No best to go the least drama option.





Is that her majesty in the car? Doesn’t look like it.
And sadly Dorgis can’t say anything anymore, i believe the last of her majesty beloved dogs passed away a few weeks ago.





Going back to lurking mood.

I am tired of the drama and have tuned out the attention seeking relatives but I certainly don't blame Meghan or think it reflects on her. I am still looking forward to the wedding and hope she and Harry have a long and happy life together.

The Queen's last corgi died, not her last dorgi. She still has a couple of them.

Osipi 05-18-2018 03:41 AM

OK. For what its worth, for Meghan's supporter walking down the aisle towards Harry, perhaps she should have with her someone that's been by her side even to the point of moving across the pond with her, has totally bonded with Harry and is already part of their family. Of course I'm talking about Guy. That will never happen in a million of years though. :biggrin:

I do think we're going to end up seeing Doria walk her daughter down the aisle on Saturday. Its occurred to me too that it might be something that really causes Doria a lot of anxiety to do this in front of millions of people so that's why I suggest that it be both Doria and Charles that walk her. Someone dear to her throughout her life in her mother and someone showing that she'll always have someone from her new family to support her. The best of both worlds so to speak.

I have to agree too that one of the things I'm most looking forward to seeing is the expression on Harry's face when he first sees his bride on Saturday. I'm also willing to bet my last warm and soft cheese stuffed breadstick that if I thought Victoria and Daniel's wedding was emotional, this wedding is going to top it. :smile:

Lady Reem 05-18-2018 03:50 AM

An aspect of this wedding ceremony is the symbolic notion of Meghan marrying not just Harry, but also marrying into the Royal Family. I don’t think it’d be appropriate for Charles to walk her down the aisle ‘cos up until the minute Meghan is married, she is not a member of his family. It’d make more sense if she was his god daughter or even a family friend.

Doria will walk her beloved daughter down the aisle and I am willing to bet on it even though I am not a gambling person :smile:...My opinion and belief is that the honour of walking a daughter down the aisle on her wedding day should fall to a living ‘loving’ parent. And since Doria is available for her daughter and always has been then I don’t see an issue. But more importantly, Meghan and her mum obviously enjoy a very close relationship that hasn’t been broken or tainted at any point as far as I’m aware. Plus there is also the fact she went out of her way to ensure her mother gets to play a prominent role on her big day by riding with her to the venue of the wedding (a role usually reserved for fathers) This is testament to the deep bond they share.

Doria has shown she is considerate of her daughter’s position and hasn’t in any shape or form exploited their links/connection - which I am sure Meghan truly appreciates.;)

It will either be that option or a close personal friend. But it won’t be a member of the Royal Family, as nice as that gesture would be. I can guarantee it :tongue:

wyevale 05-18-2018 04:32 AM

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is it the general consensus that Markle Sr. had a change of heart after his first interview with TMZ but because of his operation ultimately could not attend anyways
The BBC news here is using the rather guarded phrase 'it's being reported' that Markle Sr has had a Heart procedure ....
Which looks VERY much as though they doubt the veracity of this deeply 'convenient' story...


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