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Title: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on June 08, 2009, 12:08:00 AM
Hello.

I'm just browsing through the 'Royal Collection', in particular looking at a couple of paintings of Royal Weddings, specifically that of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert by George Hayter and Victoria, Princess Royal and Frederick of Prussia/Germany by John Phillip.

Queen Victoria & Prince Albert's wedding (by George Hayter):
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?searchText=Marriage&x=0&y=0&pagesize=20&object=407165&row=7

Victoria, Princess Royal and Frederick of Prussia/Germany's wedding (by John Phillip)
:
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?searchText=Marriage&x=0&y=0&pagesize=20&object=406819&row=3

Anyway, I'm hoping that someone might be able to help identifying some (or all, if you like) of the figures...

Here's what I think I've got:
(1) QV & Albert's wedding (the ones I think I can identify): Ernst II of SC&G (chap in blue to right of golden haired girl), Ernst I of SC&G (taller gent on right of Ernst II (he's holding a hat)), ?Queen Adelaide (to right of Ernst I) or ?Marie of Württemberg (stepmother of Albert), Albert & Victoria (in the middle, obviously), Prince Augustus of Sussex (skull-cap, on right of Victoria), ?Princess Augusta of Cambridge (formerly of Hesse-Kassel) (in between minister and woman in blue in foreground), Prince Adolphus of Cambridge (directly behind woman in blue in foreground).

(2) Victoria, Princess Royal & Frederick of Prussia/Germany's wedding: Augusta (m. Frederick), Wilhelm I (f. Frederick) (to left of minister), Frederick & Princess Royal (kneeling), who is the older gentleman in blue?, Albert (in centre), Leopold I of Belgium (to right of & behind Albert), Alfred (in front of Albert), Edward (in front of Leopold I), Arthur (Victoria's hand on his shoulder), Leopold (tiny boy, facing away, in front of Victoria), ?Alice (girl in pink with blue and white flowered wreath), ?Louise (on L) and ?Helena (on R) (poking out from behind Queen Victoria), Victoria, Duchess of Kent (behind Alice, ?Louise and ?Helena), Duchess Augusta of Cambridge (formerly of Hesse-Kassel (to right of Duchess of Kent), Prince George of Cambridge (to right of Duchess of Cambridge & Alice), ?Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (to right of George of Cambridge).

That's what I've got and I think those IDs are mostly right (though I could be wrong).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The Prussian
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Alexander1917 on June 08, 2009, 03:05:38 PM
the gentleman in blue could be Edward Geoffrey Smith Stanley, 14. Earl of Derby, the prime minister of the day....
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on June 08, 2009, 06:26:53 PM
(http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/egallery/images/collection_large/406819.jpg)

Far left:

Duke of Coburg, Empress Augusta, Kaiser Wilhelm I, Archbishop of Canterbury

Group of men in back: Earl of St German, Marquess of Marquess of Breadalborne (sp? I couldn't read the key very well), Earl of Clarendon

Ladies in shadow: Lady Stanley, Lady Murray, Lady Molyneux

Center: Prince Albert, King Leopold of the Belgians

Far right: Duchess of Kent, Duchess of Cambridge, Duke of Cambridge

center: bride & groom, Lady Cecilia Lennox, Lady Villiers, Lady Susan Pelham Clinton, Prince Alfred, Prince Arthur, Prince of Wales, Queen Victoria, Prince Leopold, Princess Louise, Princess Helena, Princess Alice
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on June 08, 2009, 09:34:19 PM
Thank-you both for your responses.

Just a little more... the golden haired gentleman between the Duke of Coburg and the Empress Augusta - I'm thinking he might be a Prussian prince based on the uniform, perhaps Friedrich Karl, the son of Wilhelm I's brother Charles?
(http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/hohenzollern/hhzkings2/1828%20Friedrich%20Karl.JPG)

And the woman to the right of the Duke of Cambridge = Mary Adelaide of Cambridge?

Would these assumptions be correct?

Thanks,
The Prussian


Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on June 09, 2009, 10:07:57 AM
Yes, it is Mary Adelaide. I thought I had put her in the identification but had accidentally left her off.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on June 09, 2009, 07:58:13 PM
Excellent!

Thank-you very much for the information.

:)

The Prussian
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on June 10, 2009, 04:33:49 AM
I'm just going to put links to the various other pictures of 19th century weddings that I have found (so far all from the Royal Collection).

Alfred and Maria Alexandrovna (by Nicholas Chevalier):
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?searchText=Marriage&x=0&y=0&pagesize=20&object=404476&row=10

Edward VII and Alexandra (by William Powell Frith):
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?searchText=Marriage&x=0&y=0&pagesize=20&object=404545&row=17

George V and Mary (?May) of Teck (by Laurits Regner Tuxen):
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?searchText=Marriage&x=0&y=0&pagesize=20&object=402437&row=8&detail=magnify

Tsar Nicholas II (in the foreground on the left), Alix (next to him on the ?left), who are the elderly couple in front of the Tsar? possibly Friedrich Wilhelm of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Augusta of Cambridge/Mecklenburg-Strelitz?, Francis of Teck (tall, red uniformed chap to left of Mary?) Alfred (directly behind Mary), Edward VII (looking very old and next to George V), Christian IX of Denmark (behind Edward VII), Alexandra (looking rather despondent next to her father), Louise of Denmark (sitting a bit to the right of Alexandra), who is the black uniformed gentleman behind Louise?, ?two sisters of George V as leading bridesmaids, a man in a red uniform to the left of Queen Victoria, Queen Victoria, George of Cambridge, Mary Adelaide (in the foreground), a ?sister/?niece of Alexandra? (in far back, right of George of Cambridge), a whole bunch of male royals...

George V and Mary (?May) of Teck (by Amadée Forestier):
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?searchText=Marriage&x=0&y=0&pagesize=100&object=920841&row=26

?Tsar Nicholas II, George of Cambridge, ?, ? (previous 2 question marks = Mary Adelaide's sons?), Mary Adelaide of Cambridge/Teck, ?, ?, Edward VII, Arthur, Alfred, Christian IX, Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, Alexandra, Louise, ?, ?, Victoria, ?, ?, ?, Henry of Battenburg, ? (bowing gent in front), ?, ?, ?.

Arthur of Connaught to Louise Margaret of Prussia (by Godefroy Durand):
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?searchText=Marriage&x=0&y=0&pagesize=100&object=409166&row=30

I'll try to get all the various IDs up if I can work them out... any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also more pictures to come.

The Prussian
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on June 10, 2009, 10:27:37 AM
(http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/egallery/images/collection_large/920841.jpg)

Mary Adelaide on left in blue & white dress with the Duke of Cambridge behind her and the Tsarevich (Nicholas II) behind him. It's probably Prince Alexander of Teck next to MA. The Duke of Teck is in red towards the back, probably with 2 of his sons. The little bridesmaid with her back turned is Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. You can also see Princess Beatrice of Coburg, Princesses Victoria & Maud of Wales fairly clearly with Princess Helena Victoria behind Princess Maud and Princesses Victoria Melita and Margaret of Connaught behind Princess Victoria. The bridesmaids behind Beatrice are Princess Alice of Battenberg and Patricia Connaught, I believe. Princess Alexandra of Coburg is probably the princesses/bridesmaid that's hardest to see. Next to Queen Victoria is Queen Louise of Denmark with the Princess of Wales next to her. The man right behind QV is the Marquis of Lorne with his wife Louise next to him. On the far right is Princess Louise and her husband the Duke of Fife. Behind the Princess of Wales is Prince Christian with Princesses Helena and Beatrice near him. The gentleman with the moustache next to QV is Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse with Prince Henry of Battenberg behind him. The Prince of Wales, Prince Arthur and Prince Alfred are in the center back along with King Christian of Denmark.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on June 11, 2009, 06:15:03 AM
Once again, many thanks for the information.

 :)

The Prussian
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on June 11, 2009, 06:32:18 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Victoria_Marriage01.jpg)
(1) QV & Albert's wedding (reviewed): Ernst II of SC&G (chap in blue to right of golden haired girl), Ernst I of SC&G (taller gent on right of Ernst II (he's holding a hat)), Queen Adelaide (to right of Ernst I), Albert & Victoria (in the middle, obviously), Lord Melbourne (holding sword), Prince Augustus of Sussex (skull-cap, on right of Victoria), Victoria (Duchess of Kent) (in between minister and woman in blue in foreground), Prince Adolphus of Cambridge (directly behind woman in blue in foreground), Princess Augusta of Cambridge (formerly of Hesse-Kassel) (on right of Adolphus).

The big not certains are: the red uniformed gentleman on the far right (who is standing next to the red dressed woman), the red dressed woman, the little golden haired girl, the woman in blue (directly in front of Adolphus of Cambridge) and the woman to her right.

Oh, and the bridesmaids.

The Prussian

Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 19, 2009, 07:30:45 PM
Wonderful images & interesting information!:-)
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on June 22, 2009, 10:09:10 PM
Edward VII and Alexandra (by William Powell Frith):
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?searchText=Marriage&x=0&y=0&pagesize=20&object=404545&row=17

The guest list is from the New York Times:
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=2&res=9B01E6DA143EEF33A25754C0A9619C94629ED7CF

Identifications (as best I can) from L to R:
?Frederick of Denmark, ? (looks like Kaiser Wilhelm I, but he's not mentioned as having been there...?), Karl of Holstein-Glucksburg (elder brother of Christian IX), ?William of Denmark (George I of Greece), Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, ?Viscount Palmerston (older gent holding staff), Carl of Leiningen (half-nephew of Queen Victoria), ? (balding man with moustache), Edward of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (I think... it may be August of SC & G), Louis of Hesse and by Rhine, Ernest II of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (although he's not mentioned as having been there, it does look like him), (girls/women in foreground on left) Thyra of Denmark, Dagmar of Denmark, ?Louise of Hesse, Alice, Leopold & Arthur (little boys in front of Bridal Party), Bridal Party (consisting of: Lady Victoria Scott (I think she's the one in the front row at the back), Lady Eliza Bruce, Lady Emily Villiers, Lady Feodore Wellesley, Lady Diana Beauclerk, Lady Victoria Howard, Lady Augusta York & Lady Eleanor Hare), don't know the 2 tall chaps behind Bridal Party (?royals, ?nobles, ?politicians), Edward VII, Alexandra, George of Cambridge (behind Edward VII & Alexandra), Christian IX, ?August(us) of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha or Philippe of Flanders (chap behind Christian IX & Louise), Waldemar (boy), Louise (wife of Christian IX), ?Alexandrine Of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, ?Archbishop of Canterbury, Maria Hendrika of Brabant, Beatrice (little girl), Louise, Duchess of Cambridge, Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Queen Victoria (up top in box).

Missing (mentioned in article, but can't seem to find them in the painting):
* Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich (eldest son of Alexander II),
* Frederick of Hesse-Kassel (http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/hessen/hessenkassel4/1820%20Friedrich.JPG),
* ?Augustus of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (presumably: http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/wettin/saxecoburggotha2/1818%20August.jpg)

Not sure who is in the arch - probably various officials (?diplomats).

Others present included:
* Lord Alfred Paget
* Lord Proby
* Viscount Bury
* Sir Charles Phipps
* Hon. Mortimer Sackville-West
* Lord Camoys
* Earl of St. Germans
* Lord Edward Fitzalan-Howard
* Viscount Sidney
* Lady Edith Somerset
* Lady Geraldine Somerset

That's the best I can do with that one for the moment.

Any additions or corrections would be appreciated.

The Prussian
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on June 23, 2009, 03:53:37 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Victoria_Marriage01.jpg)

Well, I've figured out the identities of some more figures, so I'll just update...

QV & Albert's wedding (reviewed again, new identifications in bold): Edward of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (nephew of Queen Adelaide (her sister's son)), ?George of Cambridge or ?George of Cumberland/Hanover (the young man behind and above Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg), ?George of Cambridge or ?George of Cumberland/Hanover (the young man leaning on his hand to the right of the other young man), Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (nee Leiningen, half-sister of Queen Victoria), ?Elise or ?Adelaide of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (golden haired girl, half-niece of Queen Victoria), Ernest II of SC&G (chap in blue to right of golden haired girl), Ernst I of SC&G (taller gent on right of Ernst II (he's holding a hat)), Queen Adelaide (to right of Ernst I), Albert & Victoria (in the middle, obviously), Lord Melbourne (holding sword), Prince Augustus of Sussex (skull-cap, on right of Victoria), Victoria (Duchess of Kent) (in between minister and woman in blue in foreground), Prince Adolphus of Cambridge (directly behind woman in blue in foreground), Princess Augusta of Cambridge (formerly of Hesse-Kassel) (on right of Adolphus).
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on June 23, 2009, 03:55:39 AM
For those interested, here is a sketch of Feodora's eldest daughter Elise, for comparison:
(http://www.landesarchiv-bw.de/sixcms/media.php/25/NL_Elise_Langenburg1.jpg)
The Prussian
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: eejm on June 30, 2009, 09:14:23 PM
I want to say that the little golden haired girl on the left is Mary Adelaide of Cambridge.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 03, 2009, 07:39:57 PM
Amazing pictures, Thank you very much :-)
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on July 09, 2009, 10:14:35 PM
Thank-you Kaiserin Alzbeta Sissi, I appreciate the support.

Actually, I have managed to piece together all the wedding pictures from the Royal Collection.

Now I'm pretty sure I can't post them here, but I might be able to send them to you (if this is also questionable, could someone let me know...?)

And eejm - are you saying it *is* Mary Adelaide of Cambridge or are you *guessing* it is her?

Here is a painting of a young Mary Adelaide - http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/egallery/object.asp?category=276&object=402300&row=1670

The Prussian
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on July 09, 2009, 10:20:03 PM
Actually, eejm, after another look, I agree - it does look like Mary Adelaide.

:)

In which case, the woman next to her must not be Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, but rather Augusta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (nee Cambridge) and the gentleman to her left must be her husband, Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Nicely spotted!

The Prussian
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on July 13, 2009, 11:27:30 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Victoria_Marriage01.jpg)
(1) QV & Albert's wedding (reviewed): Ernst II of SC&G (chap in blue to right of golden haired girl), Ernst I of SC&G (taller gent on right of Ernst II (he's holding a hat)), Queen Adelaide (to right of Ernst I), Albert & Victoria (in the middle, obviously), Lord Melbourne (holding sword), Prince Augustus of Sussex (skull-cap, on right of Victoria), Victoria (Duchess of Kent) (in between minister and woman in blue in foreground), Prince Adolphus of Cambridge (directly behind woman in blue in foreground), Princess Augusta of Cambridge (formerly of Hesse-Kassel) (on right of Adolphus).

The big not certains are: the red uniformed gentleman on the far right (who is standing next to the red dressed woman), the red dressed woman, the little golden haired girl, the woman in blue (directly in front of Adolphus of Cambridge) and the woman to her right.

Oh, and the bridesmaids.

The Prussian



Here's what I found in an old article:

The look of perfect happiness on the face of the was noticed by the bystanders and the shade of seriousness which had there rested through her past years care and anxiety scetned to pass away as like meanest of her subjects the Queen gave her promise love honour and obey This is the moment by the artist The Queen is in the centre of picture her hand in that of Prince Albert who wearing the insignia of the Order of the Garter Archbishop of Canterbury stands within the rails the altar near him is the Duke of Sussex who away the bride On the other side of the may be seen the Duchess of Kent the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Augusta aunt of the Queen In the foreground on the right are the Princess Augusta of Cambridge now Grand Duchess of Mcck lenbnrg Strelitz and the Princess Sophia Matilda Gloucester who as a child forms the subject of one Sir Joshua Reynolds's most fascinating pictures principal figures on the left are Queen Adelaide Queen Dowager and the Duke of Saxe Coburg Gotha and Prince Ernest father and brother of the bridegroom Next to them is the Queen's little cousin Princess Mary of Cambridge now Duchess Teck In the background are the Duke of Devonshire the Marquis of Anglesea the Duke of Sutherland and the Duke of Wellington Behind the Queen and Prince is the beautiful bevy of the Royal bridesmaids These were the Ladies Wilhelmina Stanhope Mary Howard Jane Bouverie Ida Hay Elizabeth Howard Caroline Lennox Eleanor Paget Mary Grimston Elizabeth West Fanny Cowper Sarah Villiers and Adelaide Paget some of whom had attended the Queen at the Coronation Carrying the Sword of State is the Queen's old friend and counsellor Lord Melbourne who as long as he lived retained his position of confidence.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on July 13, 2009, 10:11:54 PM
Ah, well, that clears some things up!

Thank-you grandduchessella.

Although I'm still baffled who the man and woman beside Mary of Cambridge are and why she is holding on to the woman's dress...?

 :-\

The Prussian
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: gogm on July 25, 2009, 03:44:11 PM
What the heck! Here are some images from some other British royal family nineteenth century weddings...

1863 Princess Alexandra m. Albert Edward-Edward VII:
(http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/40720/2921633780094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2921633780094285158rlcOmp)

(http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/19270/2665530040094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2665530040094285158gvleGU)

(http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/14547/2526748430094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2526748430094285158AEpFPk)

Alexandra arrived a frugal Princess, her wedding gown is on display minus the lovely flounces that she put to other uses, so I won't post an image here of the gown as displayed.

(http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/44485/2972018780094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2972018780094285158MMnjDf)

(http://inlinethumb47.webshots.com/7214/2410606950094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2410606950094285158UAuLKB)
See the note below the image - this is a re-posting from 2007.

1858 Princess Royal Victoria's wedding:
(http://inlinethumb51.webshots.com/7218/2858421200094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2858421200094285158rxGfGw)

Her bridesmaids:
(http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/23468/2517832770094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2517832770094285158yJGsKl)

Princess Alice in 1862:
(http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/35344/2805143940094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2805143940094285158gLqDnf)

(http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/12461/2135235900094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2135235900094285158YiDBHo)
Princess Alice's bridesmaids:
(http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/43004/2576139000094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2576139000094285158GbZrHn)

Princess Helena:
(http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/45963/2335562400094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2335562400094285158DLJRlp)

Princess Helena's bridesmaids:
(http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/43347/2343998610094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2343998610094285158QKzbCk)

Princess Louise:
(http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/30015/2131641160094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2131641160094285158MNeFFb)

(http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/38951/2140249200094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2140249200094285158gwAgfF)

Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont m. Prince Leopold:
(http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/40279/2051799290094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2051799290094285158jyEaDG)

(http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/40791/2495165770094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2495165770094285158alEiSH)

Princess Beatrice:
(http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/21836/2020453360094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2020453360094285158UOhUDT)

(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/45856/2315210110094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2315210110094285158HUkBJl)

Princess Louise m. Prince Arthur:
(http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/43034/2701020290094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2701020290094285158aYfgIw)

(http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/8085/2410454810094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2410454810094285158aMxGUu)

Marie (later Queen of Romania), daughter of Prince Alfred and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia:
(http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/42523/2948098180094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2948098180094285158WnGpTF)

May of Teck's gown:
(http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/43375/2650006580094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2650006580094285158WGqAxa)

Queen Maud:
(http://inlinethumb09.webshots.com/42056/2287004460094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2287004460094285158VeHHBm)

This is a re-posting, but germane to the topic:
(http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/42882/2817868740094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2817868740094285158shBvoI)

Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: AnnieB on July 26, 2009, 06:39:58 AM
Who's is the wedding in the last painting in the previous post?
A couple of corrections-the first photos identified as Princess Louise(after Princess Helena) are actually of Princess Louise of Prussia who married Prince Arthur
The first photo identified as princess Louse who married Prince Arthur is her niece Louise, Princess Royal who married the Duke of Fife

AnnieB
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 26, 2009, 12:10:57 PM
Its the wedding of Maud and haakon (later queen and king of norway). Next to queen victoria is Queen Lovisa of Denmark (mother of the groom)
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: The Prussian on August 06, 2009, 05:20:55 AM
"Ha!" for a couple of reasons:

(1) The Duke of Cambridge looks like he's fallen asleep.
(2) The English Royals are so tiny!

Hee hee!

The Prussian
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: AnastasiaNikolaevna on July 22, 2010, 07:15:31 AM
Do you have any photos of Beatrice's wedding, besides the ones shown? I've seen more, but can't seem to locate them. If you have any pictures of the bridesmade/flower girl dresses that would be wonderful, as I'm trying to re-create that dress. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Grace on July 22, 2010, 08:09:19 AM
Just gorgeous!  If it's possible to be in love with a thread, then I'm in love with this one!  Breathtaking photographs, portraits and etchings.  Those bridesmaids at Alice's wedding!  Thanks to all who have contributed to this treat.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on July 22, 2010, 12:39:16 PM
I just wish the old one hadn't disappeared in the changeover. I had posted dozens of photos/illustrations there from Victoria & Albert up through Sarah and Andrew. Other people had contributed dozens more. Maybe now that this thread has been bumped up, some of the photos will be reposted.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Keith on July 22, 2010, 05:11:04 PM
Not 19th century, but early 20th. If I translated the caption correctly this is Queen Ena's wedding dress.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c256/fajack/Royal%20photos/Enasweddingdress.jpg)
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Lindelle on July 22, 2010, 05:46:49 PM
Stunning!
A couple of the dresses were tight fitting for the day. Which showed they weren't that prudish.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on July 22, 2010, 06:17:18 PM
It looks like her dress so I would guess your translation is correct. Her dress had several images published at the wedding but because of the circumstances, very few of her in it--and no post-wedding formal ones. There were a couple images of her 'photoshopped' into the dress as well.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on July 22, 2010, 08:09:51 PM
One of my prime treasures.  :) :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/grandduchessella/weddings/2330-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/grandduchessella/weddings/2333-1.gif)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/grandduchessella/weddings/2331-1.gif)

You can see the extended family out on the terrace. All of the bridesmaids, plus assorted guests and children such as Margaret & Arthur Connaught Jr (in front of their mother). I had seen a photograph of Eddy in his uniform before (alone and with George) but I'm wondering now if it's from this occasion as I believe he was on the terrace in that one as well.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on July 22, 2010, 08:12:02 PM
Part of Princess Beatrice's troussea--a little less glamorous than jewels.  ;)

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Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Keith on July 22, 2010, 08:37:48 PM
I love that group wedding photo. Thank you so much gdella for posting it.

Does anyone know if Helen Albany attended the wedding? I have a seating chart of the chapel and she is not listed, and I don't see her in the photo.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on July 22, 2010, 08:42:08 PM
I've never seen any indication she was there. Might she have still been in mourning? I know it was over a year but it seems she withdrew, with her 2 young children, for quite a bit.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Lindelle on July 22, 2010, 09:00:08 PM
Part of Princess Beatrice's troussea--a little less glamorous than jewels.  ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/grandduchessella/britain/748-1.jpg)


Thanks for posting those.
What a shame we can't see them in colour.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: AnastasiaNikolaevna on July 23, 2010, 07:25:00 AM
One of my prime treasures.  :) :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/grandduchessella/weddings/2330-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/grandduchessella/weddings/2333-1.gif)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/grandduchessella/weddings/2331-1.gif)

You can see the extended family out on the terrace. All of the bridesmaids, plus assorted guests and children such as Margaret & Arthur Connaught Jr (in front of their mother). I had seen a photograph of Eddy in his uniform before (alone and with George) but I'm wondering now if it's from this occasion as I believe he was on the terrace in that one as well.


Thank you so so so so much! These pictures help me immensely! Thank you again!
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: violetta on November 12, 2010, 11:53:05 AM
actually, i posted these pictures in princess alice thead but they would be more appropriate here ( skipped those pictures that have been posted already)


alice`s wedding 01.07.1862


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(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/princessalicewedding.jpg)


Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: violetta on November 13, 2010, 06:12:50 PM

   alix of denmark and the future edward VII

the arrival of alix for her wedding

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(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/alexoddenmarkarrivakatthestationtomarryedw2-1863.jpg)

 
the bride & the groom

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(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/alexbertiewedding1.jpg)

Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: violetta on November 13, 2010, 06:31:46 PM
  a description of their weddimg from " Alexandra Edward VII`s  Unpredictable Queen"

on the choice of church

The Chapel Royal, St. James's, that almost traditional royal marriage place, was rejected by the Queen to everyone's astonishment it was too small, or was there in her rejection a kind of tragic jealousy because she and Al- bert had been married there? They offered the ample spaces of St. Paul's. Such a suggestion had never been heard of! That was where
they buried people like Nelson and Wellington. Westminster Abbey? It was not suitable. The password was Sorrow. This was a marriage in a mourning family. St. George's, Windsor, was the place! . . . where nobody had been married since Edward I. The Queen had her eye on the Royal Closet or balcony, where enclosed with her sorrow and generous curtains she might gloom dramatically over the nuptial glitter of the chancel. Dismay spread amongst the bidden guests at the thought of monstrous ceremonial crinolines crushed brutally into railway carriages, and as for the mob, doomed to see nothing, it would be found that their clamor to the railway company for cheap excursions to Windsor would bring grave embar-
rassments to that sleepy town.


THE WEDDING TOOK PLACE ON 10.03.1863

MARCH 10, 1863, was clear, with sunlight sparkling on the frost. The wedding guests had traveled down from London in full dress in a special train. Their arrival made a dazzling exhibi-
tion, since for the first time by the Queen's command colors might be worn by all but ladies of the Household, who must wear grays, mauves and lilacs. At the gate stood the Eton boys in loyal and orderly array. In the court waited the Guard of Honor, looking grim and funereal without a band: by Her Majesty's command no martial music must be heard in the Castle of Sorrow. It was, indeed, by her conception to be a strange medley of mourning and rejoicing.

Inside St. George's Chapel the empty Royal Closet, draped in purple velvet and gold, was the target for every eye. Here was the royal box for the command performance more important than the players on the stage. It was the first occasion for most people to see the Queen since the Terrible Event, Some believed her a mad- woman, or recovering from madness. It was she the black, desolate figure framed above them who would cause tough Lord Palmerston to weep, and many a man of lesser fiber, she who for pity would cause her daughters to break down, she who would invest the ceremony with a strange, uncanny atmosphere and make it the most dramatic royal wedding in British history.

From the moment when a lady in waiting was observed in the
Royal Closet a hush almost a horrified hush came in the whisper-
ing and fluttering below.

A figure, flowing with blackness from head to foot, was suddenly standing at the front of the cage for so the Closet has been described. The Queen sat, crossing her black-gloved hands. The blue of the Garter Ribbon across her corsage held a weird incongruity. The pale face, still young-looking and more beautiful perhaps in sor-
row, peered unhappily down upon the brilliant guests, who bowed deeply, with eyes averted. One guest, Mary Stanley, sister of the Dean of Windsor, watched the Queen intently. Her Majesty was "restless, moving her chair, pulling back her long streamers, asking questions of the Duchess of Sutherland. ... At the first blast of the trumpets she quivered all over and you could see the working of her face."

This sound of trumpets signaled the entry of the English Princesses, a dazzling white procession, led by Mary of Cambridge and terminated by "Baby Beatrice," with her golden gleaming hair, last of the Queen's five daughters. "The most beautiful procession," comments Miss Stanley, and looking upward she notes that "a smile did pass over the Queen's face."

A second silvery blast: a scarlet thickset figure, mantled in Garter Blue, walked purposefully forward and halted upon the blue- carpeted haut pas by the choir the Prince of Wales. Undistin- guished, slightly too plump, resorting presently to a beard with good results, there can be no doubt of the already tremendous popu- larity of this young man, who would soon be nicknamed "Prince Hal." For a bridegroom he earned an ecstatic Press next morning.

At this moment, says Miss Stanley, "the Princess Royal (Vicky) burst out crying and cried almost all the time." It was an example presently followed by the other royal sisters and lastly by "Baby Beatrice" in a somewhat bewildered manner. The trumpets pealed for the bride. She was late, but perhaps on this occasion she merely followed a feminine tradition. The scene which now met the eyes of the spectators was magical, yet how much more would it have enchanted but for their guilty conscious- ness of that macabre royal figure glooming above their heads.

The Princess seemed to float rather than walk up the Gothic nave. "There was no one present," reported Charles Dickens, "who did not feel the effect of that slowness o progress,which carried the bride so gradually and with such almost imperceptible movement past them."

Her face, says Dickens, "was very pale and full of a sort of awe and wonder. It was the face of no ordinary bride, not simply a timid, shrinking girl, but one with a distinctive character of her own, prepared to act a part gready."

And Thackeray, watching that breathless advance with that solemn train of bridesmaids following the Princess, wrote of the princesses of the fairy tale who turned into white swans.

"The sun burst forth and it fell on the Queen's cap," writes Mary Stanley. "As the organ pealed forth the first anthem to Prince Al- bert's own music, the Queen raised her eyes upward as if transfixed." Then the sweet piercing tones of Jenny Lind, the "Swedish nightingale," broke into the Chorale. It was too much. The Queen was seen to rise in floods of tears and vanish from the box. She had seen a coffin where the bridal pair were standing.

But when the spirit of the Consort had passed and the tremulous voice of the aged Archbishop broke through the stillness the Queen reappeared, and the wave of horrified emotion died away.

One slip only marred the occasion, which was said to have caused a fleeting smile on the bride's lips. The rambling, indistinct exhortation of the Archbishop was suddenly drowned, indeed terminated, by the premature tuning of the orchestra. One member of that con- gregation a nephew of the bride from that hour must be singled out for bad behavior, especially as he was later destined to be condemned as the most detestable person she ever met. He was a four- year-old Highlander with a tiny shriveled arm, Vicky's first-born,
Willy (the future Kaiser), who was much occupied in biting the outraged knees of his small kilted uncles, Princes Arthur and Leo-
pold.

When the ring was put on the bride "the guns fired," says Mary Stanley, "and the Queen was very much agitated as if each one went through her. My companions were all as much riveted as I."

It was ended, and a new life had begun both for Alix and Bertie, in their different ways. Let us linger in the Royal Chapel for one moment to experience the warring emotions of the Queen herself.



Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: violetta on November 14, 2010, 11:38:07 AM
Could it be signing of a marriage contract between alix and bertie?

(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/10thMarch1863ThesigningofthemarriageattestationdeedbetweenPrincessAlexandraandthePrinceofWales-1.jpg)
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: violetta on November 15, 2010, 02:01:11 PM


a liitle different version of a picture already posted in this thread

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Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 18, 2010, 11:54:36 AM
Prince Alfred and Gdss Maria Alexandrovna

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/1419/10222667a.jpg) (http://img403.imageshack.us/i/10222667a.jpg/)

 

Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: violetta on November 25, 2010, 01:36:54 PM
(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/alexedwardroyalparadewedding-1.jpg)

a parade in honour of alix of denmark and bertie
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: violetta on December 05, 2010, 04:56:07 AM
(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/invitebeatricewedding.jpg)



invitation to princess beatrice`s wedding
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: violetta on January 06, 2011, 01:34:28 PM
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princess alice`s wedding
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: violetta on January 21, 2011, 04:20:06 PM
(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/maygeorgewedding.jpg)

(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/maygeorgewedding1.jpg)

(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/maygeorgewedding2.jpg)
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: violetta on January 28, 2011, 05:13:10 PM
beatrice`s wedding





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Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 15, 2011, 10:14:55 AM
With just two weeks to go,Clarence House now released details of the ceremonial timing of the day.

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/

Please scroll down.

Miss Catherine Middleton and her immediate family will spend the night previous to the wedding at the Goring hotel:

http://www.thegoring.com/

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/photos/prince_william/index.html

courtesy hja

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on April 15, 2011, 05:09:48 PM
I found it a bit odd that Catherine would be staying in an hotel the night before her wedding and then I heard that the Queen had offered her and the Middleton family a suite at Buckingham Palace to prepare for the wedding but that they graciously declined that offer.  I wonder why?  Perhaps they just want to be a bit independent from the royal famly for their own reasons?  Probably can't blame them really in some ways!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: RoyalWatcher on April 15, 2011, 05:36:45 PM
Many thanks for starting this thread and posting the links, Lucien.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: historyfan on April 15, 2011, 09:13:40 PM
I found it a bit odd that Catherine would be staying in an hotel the night before her wedding and then I heard that the Queen had offered her and the Middleton family a suite at Buckingham Palace to prepare for the wedding but that they graciously declined that offer.  I wonder why?  Perhaps they just want to be a bit independent from the royal famly for their own reasons?  Probably can't blame them really in some ways!

Maybe for the same reason she is travelling to her wedding in a car - before her marriage she is a "commoner"?  Pure speculation on my part.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: CountessKate on April 16, 2011, 09:32:04 AM
Perhaps they just want a bit of the wedding which is about their family before getting swallowed up in the Windsor saga.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: CHRISinUSA on April 18, 2011, 07:54:04 AM
I think that's more likely.  No doubt the Middletons are aware that once this marriage takes place, their family life as they knew it is changed forever.  One last private gathering together makes perfect sense to me.
Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 19, 2011, 11:45:34 AM
I think that's more likely.  No doubt the Middletons are aware that once this marriage takes place, their family life as they knew it is changed forever.  One last private gathering together makes perfect sense to me.

That plus they insisted to pick up the tab for the stay at the Goring and one of the receptions,well done!
A clear statement by them of " we don't live of the public purse".At least not for the entire spectacle but
that's due to the State occasion that it is.

The new Coat of Arms Catherine Middleton's family,and the one she herself will use until the wedding:


http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=60974&zoektype=2&search=19-04-2011%20The

courtesy

And as for on-line wedding updates:

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/April/19/An-update--The-Royal-Wedding-Online

The Chapel Royal Choir prepares for the Wedding,yesterday monday april 18th:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hejv3oBqSmQ&feature=player_embedded

10 more days to go....




Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Kalafrana on April 19, 2011, 01:31:13 PM
Attractive coat of arms. Do we have any explanation for the symbols chosen?

Ann
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: RoyalWatcher on April 19, 2011, 07:38:43 PM
The three leafy acorns (from the great English oak representing strength) represent each of Mike & Carole's three children. Apparently, an idea suggested by Kate, but who knows. The gold chevron in the center of the design represents Carole (nee Goldsmith) the matriarch of the family. The thin white cheveronels, above and below the gold cheveron, symbolize peaks and mountains apparently reflecting the family's love of the Lake District and skiing. The half-red and half-blue background is to distinguish it from a similar 16th century coat of arms.

The only item missing is a family motto, which I don't think is a requirement, but it would have been nice.

It's simple and lovely. Well done!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: RoyalWatcher on April 19, 2011, 07:39:26 PM
Countdown time...9 more days to go!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: ashdean on April 20, 2011, 12:43:24 AM
I think that's more likely.  No doubt the Middletons are aware that once this marriage takes place, their family life as they knew it is changed forever.  One last private gathering together makes perfect sense to me.

That plus they insisted to pick up the tab for the stay at the Goring and one of the receptions,well done!
A clear statement by them of " we don't live of the public purse".At least not for the entire spectacle but
that's due to the State occasion that it is.




Somehow I don't think the managment of the Goring will be sending a big bill...the publicity for the hotel is priceless!
Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 20, 2011, 06:32:11 AM

The Royal Household invites ALL of You to the wedding....errrh....here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovFwNZHclMk&feature=youtube_gdata

 :)

The Royal Couple during their visit last week in Darwen,Lancashire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svWZXD8oDCE&feature=relmfu

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 20, 2011, 12:35:33 PM
Thanks for the link, but will watch it at ARD. Don´t trust YouTube with it´s loading sign.
Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 21, 2011, 12:04:26 PM
Thanks for the link, but will watch it at ARD. Don´t trust YouTube with it´s loading sign.

And I'll watch NOS.nl ofcourse,but the link is for those who are not as lucky as us Rani,
TV stations-wise and how they operate,or not....

An update:

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/tag/homepage/page/1

William & Catherine,an overview:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?specialid=3988&flush=1

courtesy anp

Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 22, 2011, 02:20:04 AM
One week from now!!

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/April/21/The-Household-Cavalry-Mounted-Regiment-carries-out-final-preparations

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 22, 2011, 11:43:41 AM
Of course Lucien :)

Thanks to them that they had a short engagement time.
Really excited!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: historylover on April 23, 2011, 12:27:54 AM
Thank you for all of the links everyone!  I hope that Mum can stay up for the wedding.
She's in her nineties!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on April 23, 2011, 01:29:07 AM
I hope she enjoys every minute of it!  Perhaps you'd better record it just in case or no doubt there'll be a DVD out within a matter of days anyway!
Title: Guestlist:Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 23, 2011, 11:04:29 AM
Thank you for all of the links everyone!  I hope that Mum can stay up for the wedding.
She's in her nineties!

Oh how lovely!Great!!See to it she has a good nights rest before and no G & T before they say Amen in the Abbey!

The guestlist:

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/April/23/Latest-Royal-Wedding-media-briefing-download-now-available






Title: Guestlist:Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 23, 2011, 11:32:30 PM
Thank you for all of the links everyone!  I hope that Mum can stay up for the wedding.
She's in her nineties!

Oh how lovely!Great!!See to it she has a good nights rest before and no G & T before they say Amen in the Abbey!

The guestlist:

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/April/23/Latest-Royal-Wedding-media-briefing-download-now-available


Going through the names I find it a huge mess,an incorrect piece of paper with wrong titulature and even the wrong
names for the countries of some of the Royals that will supposedly be in attendance.For an institution as the
British Monarchy is said to be,I find that way below any standard.The person responsible for making up this list has no
idea/clue whatshowever on titels,how to should be used,or not,and has no idea who's who in Royal Europe.
This list can't be put up if they do take themselves seriously and has to be revised to the proper ranks and titels.

Besides that,rags like the DailyMail say the King of Cambodia snubs the British Royals be saying he has something
better to do then attending this.Snubs.Really?Cambodia is on the brink of war with Thailand over some ancient
Hindu temples for crying out loud,again faith that messes up lives....But anyway,reason for the ballerina from
Cambodia to stay put at home and again prove that british press,or what junk calls itself that except for the BBC,
is not hampered by reporting real news.

The list regarding the Bijiou clubbers is correct tho,and maybe it was one of these emptyheaded creatures
that made up the list while at that club,who knows,it looks like it....And the list of ex-'s from both sides is
correct or the who "practiced" with whom and for how long bit...all that is in place...Important,isn't it......

News,or apparent news regarding the Royal wedding is a mess as you can't even trust the official website.
The hype that it will be the "Wedding of the Century" is absolute bullocks too ofcourse.It is a Royal wedding,
yes,so a couple more people look over the shoulders of William and Catherine,about 2.5 billion of us will watch along.

But to call this what they say it will be,The Wedding of the Century,no,no way,first they have to top the Swedish
wedding of last year in that respect or any other Royal Wedding in any other of the European Monarchies over the
past 10 years.Second a hype is a bubble and nothing more and it totally goes besides the reason for celebration.
The love between William and Catherine and the,I think,great match they are.Ofcourse there's great joy all over,
but one doesn't need a rediculous hype to emphasize that.Apart from the above,all is well,and I wish all a Happy Easter.

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 24, 2011, 11:34:17 AM
Well said! (http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Divers/bonjour.gif)

I look forward to watch this wedding, but hey THE Royal wedding was last year.

Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 26, 2011, 12:33:52 AM
Some on the history of Royal wedding dresses,nicely done by CNN:

http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2011/04/22/historical.wedding.dresses.cnn.html

 :)

Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 26, 2011, 10:36:58 PM
Day after tomorrow....

The Hon Mrs Legge - Bourke,Lord Lieutenant of Powys,mother of  "Tiggy" ,gave an interview on the Royal Wedding:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13141323

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Kalafrana on April 27, 2011, 01:37:43 AM
I met Mrs Legge-Bourke last year in her Lord Lieutenant of Powys role. She is lovely - very down to earth and chatting away happily to the Army Cadets I was with.

Tiggy Legge-Bourke wasn't really a nanny to William and Harry - they were a bit old for that by then. She was more an elder sister figure.

Ann
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Carisbrooke on April 27, 2011, 01:55:29 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13204431 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13204431)   LINK FROM THE BBC

A pre-dawn military rehearsal took place this morning.
Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 27, 2011, 06:02:58 AM

A hand-out picture of Sub-Lieutenant Wales issued by the Ministry of Defence yesterday on occasion of the Subs wedding...

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=3&ShowPicture=15490490&pos=21

courtesy BMoD ;D
Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 27, 2011, 09:31:57 AM

A hand-out picture of Sub-Lieutenant Wales issued by the Ministry of Defence yesterday on occasion of the Subs wedding...

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=3&ShowPicture=15490490&pos=21

courtesy BMoD ;D

Getting in the mood:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?specialid=4436&flush=1

courtesy ANP

More on the floral displays at the Abbey and the Palace:

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/


Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 12:40:14 AM
Tomorrow!!

What are you all planning,where will you all watch?Organise a Royal Wedding Viewing party maybe?

And another pic was released by the MoD of Sub Lieutenant Wales on board HMS " Iron Duke" :

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=3&ShowPicture=15490512&pos=20

 The State Landau,to be used by,(then),TRH Prince William and Princess Catherine:

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/March/22/The-1902-State-Landau-carriage

It will probably be tonight,or early tomorrow morning,when it will be announced what the future titles of TRH will be.

Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 02:43:36 AM

Beautifull picture by Mario Testino:

http://www.imagebam.com/image/161627129872132

Just look at them!Beautifull! :-*


Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Victor on April 28, 2011, 05:08:47 AM
I rather fancy Duke of Clarence and Albany as Williams titles,like Prince Albert Victor in the 1890s'.Watching the ceremony with friends at the Mercure Hotel in the city{Auckland}.The hotel is hosting an evening with cocktails and big screens.Coverage starts at 7.30 in the evening{friday} and the wedding is about 10 o'clock.Suits for the men and ladies in long dresses.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Kalafrana on April 28, 2011, 05:37:01 AM
Clarence doesn't have a terribly good track record - do we want people to go round referring to William as 'False, fleeting, perjured Clarence'?

Albert Victor was actually Duke of Clarence and Avondale, and the dukedom of Albany is 'in suspension' as a result of the Titles Deprivation Act 1917.

I would go for Cambridge or Sussex as being reasonably non-controversial.

Ann
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Victor on April 28, 2011, 06:04:47 AM
Kalafrana-thanks for the clarification.Actually Avondale and Albany are suburbs of the city I live in and two dear gay friends of mine used to live in Clarence st. Ponsonby.We used to call it the house of old Queens.I have an accountant cousin who lives in Cambridge.I expect most Commonwealth cities have similar.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on April 28, 2011, 06:26:54 AM
I don't think the Queen is going to be particularly concerned about giving William a dukedom which doesn't have a particularly grand "track record".  Most of the past holders were long dead before anyone today was born and it's only the press who will dig up dirt on past encumbents for a day or two.  I think she will choose one she thinks will suit William and out of personal sentiment.  Just my opinion...
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 28, 2011, 08:22:29 AM

Beautifull picture by Mario Testino:

http://www.imagebam.com/image/161627129872132

Just look at them!Beautifull! :-*




She already overshadows him. Not a fair photo XD
Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 01:02:43 PM

Beautifull picture by Mario Testino:

http://www.imagebam.com/image/161627129872132

Just look at them!Beautifull! :-*




She already overshadows him. Not a fair photo XD

You think so?I think it a clear Mario Testino signature,a wonderfull picture.

And more updates,and the flower arrangements are just beautifull:

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/

 :)

Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 01:23:52 PM

Guests arriving,HM The King of Tonga and TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima arrived at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel this afternoon:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-04-2011%20Londen

courtesy ppe
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Victor on April 28, 2011, 02:52:59 PM
Don't see that Catherine is beginning to overshadow the Prince at all.He's the royal soldier/fighter pilot/prince,etc. who's making it all happen.
Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 03:10:51 PM

two dear gay friends of mine used to live in Clarence st. Ponsonby.We used to call it the house of old Queens.


Lovely!.;D

I love the choice of music for the service tomorrow,especially the pieces as a tribute to Williams father:

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/

Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 03:38:32 PM

Royals arriving for the private dinner tonight,HM Queen Sofia and TRH Los Principes de Asturias:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=15511448&pos=5

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=15511669&pos=4

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-04-2011%20Gala

courtesy PPE

Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 04:14:59 PM

Royals arriving at the Mandarin Oriental for the private dinner hosted by HM tonight:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=15511448&pos=5

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=15511669&pos=4

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-04-2011%20Gala

courtesy PPE



http://bodasreales.hola.com/principe-guillermo-kate-middleton/

 :)

And Prince William went out to meet wellwishers for his and Catherines big day,what a great gesture:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13217693

 :)

And more guests arriving for the gala at the Mandarin tonight,press "neste" please:

http://www.vg.no/bildespesial/spesial.php?id=8281



Title: Pre-Wedding Gala: HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 28th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 04:34:31 PM
More pics of guests arriving at the Gala at the Mandarin tonight:

http://www.daylife.com/search/photos/1/grid?__site=daylife&q=mandarin+oriental+london

 :)

And ofcourse..:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-04-2011%20Gala

 :)

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: RoyalWatcher on April 28, 2011, 04:50:41 PM
Here we go...

My tiara is waiting and I am set for the Royal Wedding. Must get to sleep early this evening to catch a few hours before the festivities start in London (1 am PST) 'cuase it's going to be an all nighter from that point on for this RoyalWatcher. I am so excited as I have been waiting for this day for longer than I can remember!

Okay, Great Britain I am ready for the show...no country can come close to your pageantry. I am ready to be awed...bring it!

 :) Congratulations to Wills & Kate ! ! !  :)

Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 05:05:53 PM
Here we go...

My tiara is waiting and I am set for the Royal Wedding. Must get to sleep early this evening to catch a few hours before the festivities start in London (1 am PST) 'cuase it's going to be an all nighter from that point on for this RoyalWatcher. I am so excited as I have been waiting for this day for longer than I can remember!

Okay, Great Britain I am ready for the show...no country can come close to your pageantry. I am ready to be awed...bring it!

 :) Congratulations to Wills & Kate ! ! !  :)



Just after midnight here,the beginning of William and Catherine's big day!

For Catherine and her family the day starts here:

http://www.thegoring.com/

For Prince William it started at Clarence House...

Larry,should I give you a wake-up call + breakfast in bed service...?

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Vecchiolarry on April 28, 2011, 05:41:45 PM
Hi,

Thanks Lucien for all the wonderful photos of the arrivals at The Queen's dinner.
All the ladies look beautiful and glamourous - - Hip, Hip, Hooray!!!

I am currently in LA attending the TCM Film Festival and am semi-hosting a party in my suite for 15 others.
We are having hi-balls & canapes (just a few - 2 for each one) and then will have a 'full English breakfast' at 6:00AM, when the service starts here in LA.
The procession9s) start her at 3:00 - 4:00 in the morning and I think I'll order some champagne or sparkling rose wine for all of us to toast the carriages as they go by......

I am currently raising my Irish whiskey & 7Up hi-ball to you now, Lucien!!!

Larry
Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 11:24:42 PM
Good Morning,it's 05.35AM here,start of a promissing day that will turn into wholeheartedly
warmest wishes,all the luck and Blessings to TRH Prince and Princess William of Wales..

People along the Mall are just waking up as I saw on the BBC World Service:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13229961



Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2011, 11:36:59 PM
Good Morning,it's 05.35AM here,start of a promissing day that will turn into wholeheartedly
warmest wishes,all the luck and Blessings to TRH Prince and Princess William of Wales..

People along the Mall are just waking up as I saw on the BBC World Service:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13229961


And some more on the Britsh RF arriving at the Mandarin Oriental last night

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13233763



Title: Wedding Day of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 12:15:26 AM
While waiting for soon to be Princess Catherine,here are some previous Royal Wedding Dresses:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13207649

And you can watch livestream now,some "old news" from yesterday too tho

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/04/29/royal.wedding.kate.william/index.html?hpt=C1

Or maybe you'd like to see this?I'm sorry for Richard Quest tho...his voice...oh.... ::)

http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2011/royal.wedding/

 

Title: Wedding Day of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 01:05:50 AM
The Royal Wedding:The order of Service in the Abbey:

http://princeofwales.gov.uk/content/documents/RWOP_V2.pdf

I think it is beautifull.

To all my dear friends in the UK,have a wonderfull blissfull day of joy!!

Title: Created Duke of Cambridge,Wedding today april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 02:07:59 AM
HM the Queen has created her grandson Prince William with the titles:Duke of Cambridge,Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus,
as was just announced by Buckingham Palace.

Prince William and Catherine will be TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after the "Yes".
I think the Titles are excellent choices,what do you think?


http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/

Victor!!How is the party in Wellington !!!And you Larry...have you come to the living already!!??
All of you,and ofcourse all visitors of this thread today,have a wonderfull wonderfull day watching
it all and celebrating!

Love!!

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Thomas_Hesse on April 29, 2011, 02:14:10 AM
The new Princess as the heiress of Fat Mary.... what a dream :)

Lets hope that she will turn out to be as profiled as the latter
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Svetabel on April 29, 2011, 02:36:33 AM
The new Princess as the heiress of Fat Mary.... what a dream :)



Ha, that's was also my 1st thought when I read about William's title ))
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 02:44:01 AM
The guests are streaming into the Abbey,a wonderfull decorated Abbey,beautifull floral arrangements.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Vecchiolarry on April 29, 2011, 02:57:56 AM
Hi,

Yes, yes, yes!!!
I was hoping for the Cambridge title and am very pleased.

Now, my next prediction is for the Fringe Tiara to be worn by Miss Middleton.
Those were my only wishes;  as to the dress - I'm not that fashionista - I just hope it's not a strapless prom gown type, but a more modest sleeved and shoulder covered dress....

Hail the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge....

Larry
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 03:01:11 AM
Hi,

Yes, yes, yes!!!
I was hoping for the Cambridge title and am very pleased.

Now, my next prediction is for the Fringe Tiara to be worn by Miss Middleton.
Those were my only wishes;  as to the dress - I'm not that fashionista - I just hope it's not a strapless prom gown type, but a more modest sleeved and shoulder covered dress....

Hail the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge....

Larry

What about the Cambridge Lovers Knot Larry?

Pic of the Abbey:

http://twitpic.com/4qv5b4

Grace!Welcome!!Have a great evening down under!!

Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 03:34:35 AM

Last preparations in London now:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?mailingid=22973&flush=1

courtesy ANP
Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 04:52:29 AM
What a beautifull bride!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-04-2011%20London

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?mailingid=22975&flush=1

William arriving at the Abbey with Prince Harry:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?mailingid=22976&flush=1

 :)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: erzsi on April 29, 2011, 04:54:40 AM
I watching the ceremony on TV now and Kate´s Weddingdress is very beautiful. I hope they have a happy marriage.
Title: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 05:15:23 AM


http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambrdge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 05:16:35 AM
The vows.

Man and wife.God what a beautifull couple,Bless them and wishing them all happiness and good luck
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 29, 2011, 05:18:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/W2Nzt.jpg)

Amen!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 29, 2011, 05:24:09 AM
Don´t kill me Lucien, but Pippa looks prettier than her sister.
(http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/113264775.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57D3E453DEB3B5C49560CC485D3F8187DF1074B698B4F44EE85)
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 05:24:50 AM
Beautifull Rani,thank you!!! ;)... :)

I kill you after the service,between hors d'oevres in the Blue Drawing Room........

And Pippa looks drop dead gorgious,yes,,as do the little girls,their dresses are beautifull...!



Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Thomas_Hesse on April 29, 2011, 05:25:13 AM
She has chosen the Queen Mothers scroll tiara..... well there would have been better pieces....  
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 29, 2011, 05:25:32 AM
(http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/113264901.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57D0138E1838D9F5A6C0CC485D3F8187DF1D86A87571F668852)

(http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/113264844.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57D567D7E15EDD278A60CC485D3F8187DF19B63BA1CFFD4B13F)

Kein Problem! ;)
Title: Re: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 29, 2011, 05:28:37 AM
Beautifull Rani,thank you!!! ;)... :)

I kill you after the service,between hors d'oevres in the Blue Drawing Room........

And Pippa looks drop dead gorgious,yes,,as do the little girls,their dresses are beautifull...!





Okay! XD
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 29, 2011, 05:31:19 AM
Cute Lady Louise
(http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/113265055.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57D7881BA55975936D00CC485D3F8187DF1A35A7B466B5FE8BC)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: heavensent on April 29, 2011, 05:32:46 AM
wow  velike  and  rani   that is   quick work ...  well done ....
got to say though,  the  limos  carrying  William and Harry  travelled  far too fast....
they must have been going at  20  mph
when   4 or   5  mph  would have been much more appropriate and given
those long suffering crowds a chance to glimpse the royal princes

you could say ditto to  Kates  limo  too !
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 05:35:13 AM
wow  velike  and  rani   that is   quick work ...  well done ....
got to say though,  the  limos  carrying  William and Harry  travelled  far too fast....
they must have been going at  20  mph
when   4 or   5  mph  would have been much more appropriate and given
those long suffering crowds a chance to glimpse the royal princes

you could say ditto to  Kates  limo  too !

Yeah well too bad,but one has to get to the church in time,we all know that.

It will take a long long time back to the Palace in the carriages,so that makes up.
The people along the route have enjoyed every instant still.They're having the
time of their life.Really,there's no nagging there,just fun and lifted spirits....

Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 05:41:18 AM


The Duchess arriving at the Abbey:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?mailingid=22977&flush=1

Man and wife:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?mailingid=22978&flush=1

courtesy anp
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 29, 2011, 05:41:38 AM
(http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/113264560.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57DBE6D73D77DE75B530CC485D3F8187DF1AE9C4D152554705B)

Eugenie and Beatrice. Reminds me of a Taurus.
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 05:42:55 AM

Uhhh.... :-X
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 05:45:37 AM

More pics:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-04-2011%20London

courtesy PPE :)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 29, 2011, 05:48:02 AM
Crown Princess Victoria looks lovely.
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 05:56:30 AM
Crown Princess Victoria looks lovely.
Oh yes!As do Crown Princess Letizia and Princess Máxima. :)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 29, 2011, 06:13:39 AM
(http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Royal+Wedding+Wedding+Guests+Party+Make+Their+YhHiFWRNMx4l.jpg)

(http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Royal+Wedding+Wedding+Guests+Party+Make+Their+Jcg5PvtoWgAl.jpg)

I love this couple.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Vecchiolarry on April 29, 2011, 06:59:30 AM
Hi,

A wonderful wedding - well done!!!

The bride looked beautiful - great lace and a workable train;  and the groom very handsome all in red....
Loved the Scroll Tiara.  I guessed wrong about the Fringe but was happy with this one too...

I thought The Queen and Mrs. Middleton looked the best of the ladies.

Beatrice and Eugenie looked like something out of a science fiction horror show - we all guffawed when we saw them.
Posh Spice - what was that?  A pony tail with a black pudding on top and her shower curtains for a dress....  Yuck, and she's supposed to be a dress designer???

Larry
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: heavensent on April 29, 2011, 07:56:43 AM
Bea looked fine and elegant in beige, just why was her  sis...  in  vivid blue... such a  contrast
you d think the sisters would have clolour coordinated at least !
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Kalafrana on April 29, 2011, 08:06:48 AM
Have I got the York daughters the wrong way round? I thought it was Beatrice in blue with the weight problem and Eugenie who runs marathons.

Ann
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Thomas_Hesse on April 29, 2011, 08:10:15 AM
Bea looked fine and elegant in beige, just why was her  sis...  in  vivid blue... such a  contrast
you d think the sisters would have clolour coordinated at least !

Elegant? That HAT.....
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: heavensent on April 29, 2011, 08:37:17 AM
No,  I thought that Bea looked fine, the hat was a fashion statement,
the shock was Samantha Cameron... wife of the Prime Minister who attended the wedding
WITHOUT   a hat  !!!  which made her look  very out of place...
otherwise she is a very attractive and elegant lady .... just cant believe why she did nt
wear a hat...
with the right hat ... and a few green   feathers......she could have stolen the show  !!!!!

(what a missed opportunity ! )




.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 29, 2011, 08:38:55 AM
Beautiful everything!!!

Catherine s gown was so pretty and reminds me a lot Pss Margaret Wedding dress!!

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: heavensent on April 29, 2011, 08:43:17 AM
Somehow in the narrow  confines and the ancient walls of Westminster Abbey... the wedding looked quite an intimate.. family  affair.
Of course, Charles and Diana  30 years before, were nt married in W'minster Abbey.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: imperial angel on April 29, 2011, 09:00:07 AM
Yeah, what Eugenie wore was not that great..that's all I will say.Beatrice looked okay, except for the hat.Catherine's dress looked a LOT like Princess Grace's wedding dress of the '50s.It did look sa bit like Princess Margaret's dress too.It was really understated..whereas Diana, 30 years ago went for an over the top look that ended up being really unique, but which also was typical of the early '80s fashion and years later ends up looking a bit dated.Catherine's wedding look isn't of the moment.. it's more timeless and simple, a nod to the past, but not it in a bad way.I thought she would go for something more unique, considering she was already wearing Diana's engagement ring,, however.The wedding looked like a very happy event for both the bride and groom, and hopefully will be happier than Charles and Diana's marriage.Unlike his parents, this royal marriage looks to be starting off in the right way..Charles and Diana didn't know each other that well well they married, whereas William and Kate have had a long and successful relationship.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 09:23:04 AM
Love the dress, was right on the title, the tiara was in my top 3 (though I still would've preferred the Lover's Knot, esp with the new title). Beautiful couple, they looked so happy.

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r1430952996.jpg?x=254&y=345&q=85&sig=iljRbcSIhNB0nNbtGjUBBA--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on April 29, 2011, 09:23:36 AM
She has chosen the Queen Mothers scroll tiara..... well there would have been better pieces....  

I don't think she had a choice...this would have been what the Queen offered her I would think...
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 09:23:55 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.1454868c4635467aaa89d2d7dd95789a-1454868c4635467aaa89d2d7dd95789a-0.jpg?x=271&y=345&q=85&sig=ZhVBLARjRn3nH9y7iFupQg--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.b2d2beae65be43059a5741c120227286-b2d2beae65be43059a5741c120227286-0.jpg?x=400&y=310&q=85&sig=IA.bvTD5eDoV5DBQxeJDHw--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.461394f1239c4f90b94f33b796c3f6a9-461394f1239c4f90b94f33b796c3f6a9-0.jpg?x=400&y=261&q=85&sig=KiUQlFIGmioXorIMoKDElA--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 09:25:07 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r3037507557.jpg?x=285&y=345&q=85&sig=bBeozi5Aqjf3ER3_XCMJsg--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r3930907820.jpg?x=400&y=286&q=85&sig=W6kRMiemWOu7yzpmpkrGMg--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.8015da5802114dccbe978f2eef67f8c1-8015da5802114dccbe978f2eef67f8c1-0.jpg?x=400&y=268&q=85&sig=3Ina_Lvcn3V8.QE5pt3I4w--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 09:26:10 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.da363611cf234b6daa65725306efc417-da363611cf234b6daa65725306efc417-0.jpg?x=400&y=275&q=85&sig=XAA2rECe6.weNqiYna6DsQ--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.6384ffcf076e4116836f629188fc0369-6384ffcf076e4116836f629188fc0369-0.jpg?x=400&y=279&q=85&sig=NKLU_obMMZQWsoA1P13EfA--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.7606017410cd4864a49cf240255f8554-7606017410cd4864a49cf240255f8554-0.jpg?x=400&y=270&q=85&sig=_5Ma4knm0gLOHPOZKv66TQ--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on April 29, 2011, 09:27:33 AM
(http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/113264560.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57DBE6D73D77DE75B530CC485D3F8187DF1AE9C4D152554705B)

Dear God...and Beatrice has been looking a bit better lately too.  Nothing ever seems to FIT these two properly.  Everything is gaping or puckering (as per this photo).  Still, I like Beatrice's shoes...that's at least something and the colour of her outfit was nice...

Lovely wedding though, I enjoyed it very much...
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 09:27:36 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.f43626905d1e46edbbf73e83cfc8b5f0-f43626905d1e46edbbf73e83cfc8b5f0-0.jpg?x=334&y=345&q=85&sig=F2bA.03g_cDD7zK8xdlv3w--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.4b5ba8e164194cf3ad738737b861bddb-4b5ba8e164194cf3ad738737b861bddb-0.jpg?x=400&y=273&q=85&sig=vtG9xIx_4932aXAm4LAhzQ--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.63d90300eeaa4aab88b568ddb4be94ae-63d90300eeaa4aab88b568ddb4be94ae-0.jpg?x=400&y=278&q=85&sig=Jyz_miaMrKFvLZBA9prGUQ--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 09:29:05 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.f95b8d3943e94641aca74a139789873b-f95b8d3943e94641aca74a139789873b-0.jpg?x=400&y=261&q=85&sig=T1NJr2hWEwyleEUvPbDsmg--)

Crown Prince and Princess of the Netherlands

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r70031061.jpg?x=173&y=345&q=85&sig=aHmTv81rk6iG3uENR7QJ2Q--)

Ian Thorpe, the 'Thorpedo'

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r3494176678.jpg?x=191&y=345&q=85&sig=7OpK9Movpjnk1MUMgf0ZoQ--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 09:30:10 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r2458903591.jpg?x=400&y=280&q=85&sig=fS8MZWsHNvB3POEvwH1IZQ--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.3590da7a1d79499da4c90c5c254a83ea-3590da7a1d79499da4c90c5c254a83ea-0.jpg?x=400&y=279&q=85&sig=Y5UvZAllX4joXHQaRPf_pg--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.816488b29e9341d18be4dc48cea3c3fe-816488b29e9341d18be4dc48cea3c3fe-0.jpg?x=400&y=177&q=85&sig=6pMVDzuPiwlabbvi6hOr9g--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 09:40:53 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r3439006311.jpg?x=250&y=345&q=85&sig=MCEgTy4kwYgu4qo1UGs3ZQ--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r2843245991.jpg?x=218&y=345&q=85&sig=FJR7Hw0QoUuTAHwfB6S4KQ--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r4028160666.jpg?x=400&y=327&q=85&sig=MDqxtS2yLr0vew0kgkPtFQ--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 09:47:48 AM
Earl Spencer's daughters

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r1177595158.jpg?x=400&y=268&q=85&sig=PUhs4mWvIKRfF3O9g0StLA--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r3500748793.jpg?x=281&y=345&q=85&sig=5Ga1wjMaxmPDbwhNWfvwfg--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.043d80abc4a0447eb36f10ab8efcb23b-043d80abc4a0447eb36f10ab8efcb23b-0.jpg?x=233&y=345&q=85&sig=rUYAQuAJTZP6xctbzbcLbA--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 09:56:00 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r165541422.jpg?x=400&y=287&q=85&sig=7bAgfBsacHKstEO1QYsZTg--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/afp/20110429/capt.photo_1304073358033-76-0.jpg?x=400&y=257&q=85&sig=0W3cl9gMgnbWFvmKGZROLg--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r781000561.jpg?x=276&y=345&q=85&sig=ynRbqr7IObQyUaPB8VST8Q--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 10:01:26 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r501601098.jpg?x=263&y=345&q=85&sig=khN5ZSdyNWyAE5CxFriOHA--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.bc505fd8d62e4fe998e30ae25d45bde8-bc505fd8d62e4fe998e30ae25d45bde8-0.jpg?x=209&y=345&q=85&sig=8MZHBOVJmNm1doLvaCtiTw--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.1b8cad606dd44eabbe725d6e5285adbd-1b8cad606dd44eabbe725d6e5285adbd-0.jpg?x=220&y=345&q=85&sig=nMVw8eOUTmFMzT.j5lK5OA--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 10:05:33 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r821131040.jpg?x=329&y=345&q=85&sig=teXzuCaJwmL9nLUQd7laWA--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r165541422.jpg?x=400&y=287&q=85&sig=7bAgfBsacHKstEO1QYsZTg--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.948b6999f490415e84cc13e774b8f7da-948b6999f490415e84cc13e774b8f7da-0.jpg?x=400&y=268&q=85&sig=SBZbyakSu_8mhLmLvwmDrw--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Teddy on April 29, 2011, 10:06:22 AM
Marvelous, so perfect.

Only 1 thing; I thought it was the "new" wife of the Earl of Spencer, I got some chills, when I saw her.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: ashdean on April 29, 2011, 10:07:53 AM
The new Princess as the heiress of Fat Mary.... what a dream :)

Lets hope that she will turn out to be as profiled as the latter
"Fat Mary" was never Duchess of Cambridge! she was the daughter of the Last lady to bear that title!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 10:09:50 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.a519f8a1ffa94a4ba55a7df830ae36b4-a519f8a1ffa94a4ba55a7df830ae36b4-0.jpg?x=400&y=177&q=85&sig=8L4oEQ.j3.45It59PF8WAw--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r3386476286.jpg?x=254&y=345&q=85&sig=KU7M71UFSOtw9imx1lXvFA--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.91287d38997742daa082098f34cae3d6-91287d38997742daa082098f34cae3d6-0.jpg?x=400&y=232&q=85&sig=LEIOjXBJHD80PAczYsZDUQ--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 10:12:08 AM
The new Princess as the heiress of Fat Mary.... what a dream :)

Lets hope that she will turn out to be as profiled as the latter
"Fat Mary" was never Duchess of Cambridge! she was the daughter of the Last lady to bear that title!

And it would be perfect anyhow--Princess Mary being the great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth and the first People's Princess. She was an extremely hard-working, much-loved member of the royal family. Save for the financials, she would be well-worth emulating. The connection to the Cambridge was why my first tiara choice was the Lover's Knot but my 2nd choice was the Teck Rose & Crescent.

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.3439b499c6d44b8ca5ab5653394cf3a4-3439b499c6d44b8ca5ab5653394cf3a4-0.jpg?x=400&y=280&q=85&sig=CzggDubj3MycaLiXPoCbcw--)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 10:13:54 AM
(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r1572501234.jpg?x=251&y=345&q=85&sig=Gri9iHsbhCIXDgkGkL_5cw--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20110429/i/r2218461268.jpg?x=251&y=345&q=85&sig=n.ciTsplI85Ta4NW2EUA0w--)

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110429/capt.7ee375288f804c2f8172985c7a64d13b-7ee375288f804c2f8172985c7a64d13b-0.jpg?x=284&y=345&q=85&sig=Qav3zk66h9MFtG8ys8.mqg--)
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 11:41:45 AM
And even more pics:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?productionjobid=49622&flush=1

And from earlyer today,but easyer to find for those who just tuned in here:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-04-2011%20London

 :)
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 11:56:39 AM
And even more pics:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?productionjobid=49622&flush=1

And from earlyer today,but easyer to find for those who just tuned in here:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-04-2011%20London

 :)

After the wedding reception the newly weds surprised the crowds as they drove to Clarence House
in Prince Charles´s old Aston Martin as Williams rescue helicopter flew over them.Fantastic!!

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?specialid=4443&flush=1

 ;D

The Couple will return to Buckingham Palace in a short while for the dinner hosted by Prince Charles and the party into the wee hours of tomorrow....
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: kamlowsky on April 29, 2011, 12:11:53 PM
I am in America and stayed up all night for the Royal Wedding. I think it was perfect. I loved the Countess of Cambridge elegant laced top and sleeves with the solid formed fitted bodice and the lovely folds of the skirt and train. Just so elegant and classic, a timeless piece.  I also like the crown which was given to the Queen on her 16th Birthday. Did Queen Elizabeth ever wear it? I think she made a appropriate choice. She has plenty of time to wear others.  I've never seen it before. It was understated and I had to look for it with the lovel veil. What was the fabric of the veil?  Beautiful bride. The Count of Cambride look dashing in that Red Irish Guard uniform. I love the addition of the red. Harry is so handsome and I was tickled when he rode in the carriage with the little maids of honor. He was talking to them, smiling and making it fun for them waving at the people..

Now I  am staying awake to watch the Endeavor liftoff with Commander Kelly. Gabbie will be there but don't know if anyone will see her. She has never had a photo taken of her except with her hand holding C. Kelly's.  I cant wait to see pictures of Commander Kelly with his twin brother who is on the Space Station. Presidet Obama, Michelle, Sasha, Malia and Grandmother Robinson are going to be there. First stop is Alabama to revieve the damage from the Tonadoes and speak with the Gov. and FEMA. 
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 29, 2011, 12:20:51 PM
Very nice, perfect, British! :)



(Still I prefer CP Victorias wedding)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on April 29, 2011, 12:59:20 PM
Some factoids:

Are there usually trees in Westminster Abbey? Kate loves the outdoors and, according to the Daily Mail, she ordered more than four tons of foliage to create an English country garden setting inside Westminster Abbey, including pyramid-shaped ornamental Hornbeams to frame the choir and a "living avenue" of 20-foot-tall, 15-year-old English Field Maples through which guests walked to their seats. The cost? About 50,000 pounds, or $83,335.

What music did Kate walk in to? It didn't sound like the wedding march. The princess walked down the aisle to "I Was Glad" by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, who composed it for the coronation of Prince William's great-great-great grandfather Edward VII in 1902.

Why was Prince William wearing red? Prince William holds an honorary rank of Colonel of the Irish Guards, and he opted to wear an Irish Guard's officer uniform instead of his Royal Air Force uniform. He also wore his Garter sash and star, Royal Air Force "wings," and Golden Jubilee medal.

What was in the bride's bouquet? According to the official royal wedding website, the bouquet was a shield-shaped collection of Myrtle, Lily-of-the-Valley, Sweet William, Ivy, and Hyacinth. The Myrtle sprigs were from plants grown from the Myrtle used in the wedding bouquets of Queen Victoria in 1845 and Queen Elizabeth in 1947.
Any hidden messages? Each bridesmaid had her name and the date of the wedding hand-embroidered into the lining of her dress. The bride and groom could not customize their vows, but they did write their own prayer, which was read by Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, during the ceremony (download a copy of the program here). It was: "God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage. In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen." And of course, each of those flowers in the bride's bouquet had a special meaning: Lily-of-the-Valley represents the return of happiness, Sweet William stands for gallantry, Hyacinth is for the constancy of love, Myrtle symbolizes marriage and love, and Ivy is for fidelity, marriage, wedded love, friendship, and affection.

What about her earrings? The bride's earrings were designed by Robinson Pelham, according to the official royal wedding website. They are diamond-set stylized oak leaves that frame a dangling diamond-set drop and pave-set diamond acorn. The earrings, which are a wedding gift to Kate from her parents, were made to match the tiara lent to her by the Queen, and were inspired by the Middleton family's new coat of arms.

Also, a secondary title is Earl of Strathearn, a nice throwback to the Duke of Connaught.  :)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: TampaBay on April 29, 2011, 01:34:38 PM
(http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/113264560.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57DBE6D73D77DE75B530CC485D3F8187DF1AE9C4D152554705B)

Eugenie and Beatrice.

I love B's coat.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Robert_Hall on April 29, 2011, 01:43:10 PM
I know that hat probably cost a fortune but- UGLY! As was said on the BBC- "bedsprings"!
 Too awkward to be drag queens,  or daytime street walkers.
 BTW, was that Jake Middleton doing the reading ?  Incredibly handsome, tanned and perfect diction. Only 24.
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 02:05:26 PM
Some factoids:

Are there usually trees in Westminster Abbey? Kate loves the outdoors and, according to the Daily Mail, she ordered more than four tons of foliage to create an English country garden setting inside Westminster Abbey, including pyramid-shaped ornamental Hornbeams to frame the choir and a "living avenue" of 20-foot-tall, 15-year-old English Field Maples through which guests walked to their seats. The cost? About 50,000 pounds, or $83,335.

What music did Kate walk in to? It didn't sound like the wedding march. The princess walked down the aisle to "I Was Glad" by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, who composed it for the coronation of Prince William's great-great-great grandfather Edward VII in 1902.

Why was Prince William wearing red? Prince William holds an honorary rank of Colonel of the Irish Guards, and he opted to wear an Irish Guard's officer uniform instead of his Royal Air Force uniform. He also wore his Garter sash and star, Royal Air Force "wings," and Golden Jubilee medal.

What was in the bride's bouquet? According to the official royal wedding website, the bouquet was a shield-shaped collection of Myrtle, Lily-of-the-Valley, Sweet William, Ivy, and Hyacinth. The Myrtle sprigs were from plants grown from the Myrtle used in the wedding bouquets of Queen Victoria in 1845 and Queen Elizabeth in 1947.
Any hidden messages? Each bridesmaid had her name and the date of the wedding hand-embroidered into the lining of her dress. The bride and groom could not customize their vows, but they did write their own prayer, which was read by Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, during the ceremony (download a copy of the program here). It was: "God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage. In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen." And of course, each of those flowers in the bride's bouquet had a special meaning: Lily-of-the-Valley represents the return of happiness, Sweet William stands for gallantry, Hyacinth is for the constancy of love, Myrtle symbolizes marriage and love, and Ivy is for fidelity, marriage, wedded love, friendship, and affection.

What about her earrings? The bride's earrings were designed by Robinson Pelham, according to the official royal wedding website. They are diamond-set stylized oak leaves that frame a dangling diamond-set drop and pave-set diamond acorn. The earrings, which are a wedding gift to Kate from her parents, were made to match the tiara lent to her by the Queen, and were inspired by the Middleton family's new coat of arms.

Also, a secondary title is Earl of Strathearn, a nice throwback to the Duke of Connaught.  :)

It was the first time there were trees in the Abbey GDElla,definitely refreshing and a sign of new times
where sustainability and the "Green theme" are preferred or better have precedence over anything else.
This is a new generation,and things are done progressively different then tradition had it thus far. :)

Prince William was recently promoted to the rank of Honorary Colonel of the Irish Guards by HM.
It was his personal choice to wear it.Someone at the BBC explained why,but I forgot somewhere
during the wedding.

Maybe it is explained somewhere here,everything else is explained here:

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/

 :)

Some of the venues in use for the wedding yesterday and today"

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=27-04-2011%20Londen

Courtesy PPE

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Robert_Hall on April 29, 2011, 02:13:45 PM
The trees are to be planted at Highgrove after a few weeks display in the Abbey. If I heard correctly, most plants are potted and are to be planted in various places.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Laura_ on April 29, 2011, 02:20:06 PM
(http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/113264560.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57DBE6D73D77DE75B530CC485D3F8187DF1AE9C4D152554705B)

Eugenie and Beatrice. Reminds me of a Taurus.

Good to see these two have inherited their mother's impeccable taste.
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 29, 2011, 02:23:46 PM
A resumé of today:

Arrival of the guests at the Abbey:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?mailingid=22975&flush=1

Arrival of the Groom and his Best Man at the Abbey:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?mailingid=22976&flush=1

Arrival of the Bride and Mr.Michael Middleton:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?mailingid=22977&flush=1

What a couple,what a day:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?mailingid=22978&flush=1

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp/specialid=4443&flush=1

Courtesy ANP

Quit some people out there:

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c648253ef014e88264302970d-pi

Interesting couple to the right....Harry and Pippa...would love that,but would they...?... ::) :)

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c648253ef01538e32bc77970b-pi



courtesy hja
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Windsor on April 29, 2011, 03:02:55 PM
I saw on American television last night that Kate's ring (formerally Princess Diana's) has an estimated worth of 55 million dollars due to its history!  Surely Kate will not wear it everyday?  Is there a chance that a "duplicate" has been made for her to wear and the real one locked away safely?
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Laura_ on April 29, 2011, 03:30:03 PM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2eg5f8n.jpg)
The most flawless person at the wedding...Grace van Cutsem!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: historyfan on April 29, 2011, 03:41:29 PM
Awww!  LOL!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 29, 2011, 03:44:41 PM
Not many pictures of Princess Anne, but from what I can tell i think her outfit & hair were great. Zara looked fantastic too!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 29, 2011, 03:46:28 PM
Also I can't stand Earl Spencer, but his daughters looked stunning!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Laura_ on April 29, 2011, 04:01:05 PM
from the reception  (http://i55.tinypic.com/v3259u.jpg)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: darius on April 29, 2011, 04:09:34 PM
Perfect day - perfect Duke and Duchess.  Looking at the crowds gathered in the Mall today it seems safe too say that the Royal Standard will fly for many more decades to come over London.  Monarchy 1 : Republic 0
Long life, health and happiness to Their Royal Highnesses!
Title: Re: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 29, 2011, 04:12:53 PM

Interesting couple to the right....Harry and Pippa...would love that,but would they...?... ::) :)
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c648253ef01538e32bc77970b-pi
courtesy hja


Would love if Madeleine of Sweden marrys him. But that´s unrealistic. And she is happy with Mr. O´Neill.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Laura_ on April 29, 2011, 04:32:44 PM
(http://cache.20minutes.fr/img/photos/20mn/2011-04/2011-04-29/article_katestar.jpg)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Laura_ on April 29, 2011, 04:33:06 PM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/qoau6b.jpg)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/4qmolj.jpg)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/j7st3o.jpg)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Emperor of the Dominions on April 29, 2011, 05:45:29 PM
It is not often that I post, but I feel I should mark such a momentous day and I agree with much that has been said. I have been watching the coverage all day on the television, as I know from experience one sees much more than if one were present, although you can't beat the live atmosphere of such an event.

The whole day has been British to the core. This type of ceremonial the British does best and today has been no exception, indeed it has proved to be flawless.

Whilst the whole thing had a traditional British theme, it had refreshing contemporary touches. The trees in the Abbey were an inspiration, as was the use of The Prince of Wales' Aston Martin. The Duchess looked stunning, her wedding gown reminisent of those of Princess Margaret, Grace Kelly and even H.M's of 1947. Understated, elegant and hit just the right note. A note that the new Duchess has been expert at reaching all through the courtship and indeed I would venture, her 'career' in bagging the Prince's hand in marriage. Although this may seem a criticism, it is not meant to be. It is my belief that she is one tough cookie and 'cute' to boot, just what the stability of the monarchy needs. She has been successful, so far in not putting a foot wrong, never up-staging the Prince or showing the mearest sign of being indiscreet, even during their temporary break-up. No, this lady I believe plays the long game and in it for the long haul, indeed the Prince is clearly smitten and there can be no suggestion of a third party in their marriage. It is a sound foundation for an enduring marriage and one that all things being equal will ensure the continuation of the monarchy and succession.

A particular interest for me were the jewels she was wearing. The choice of the Cartier scroll tiara wasn't even on the radar as far as the pundits were concerned and her earrings were an elegant family addition, so in keeping and tastefull. I wonder if she will keep with the pairing of tiara and earrings for forthcoming occasions. The Prince looked suitably attired in his Irish Guards uniform, I just found myself wishing he would pull the tunic down on occasion, to pull out some of the wrinkles - but hey I am a perfectionist.

As one has come to expect, the York sisters were alarmingly attired however at least they're consitent and always have the ability to amuse with their choice of outfit. In my opinion the Bishop of London's opportunity in the form of his sermon failed to provide anything inspiring and bordered on the banal, with its plea to give them a break and leave them be. On the whole the Abbey showed the world what it does best - Royal ceremonial. May I take this opportunity to wish them a happy and life-long marriage. With the marriages/divorces of most of the Queen's children anything less would provide republicans with the fuel to extingish our 1000+ year old monarchy.

R.I.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 29, 2011, 05:50:18 PM
Not many pictures of Princess Anne, but from what I can tell i think her outfit & hair were great. Zara looked fantastic too!

here a one in bigger for you ;-D

(http://www.diariofemenino.com/images/galeria/18000/18277_la-princesa-anna-a-su-llegada-a-la-abadia-de-westmineter.jpg)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: blessOTMA on April 29, 2011, 05:51:07 PM
wonderful day, I was so glad to see the carriages, as a 100% limo day simply would not do! Everyone looked so happy! and I have to say the gown was stunning. The hats generally were pretty funny....many reminded me of the 1980's lol! ...but Andrew's daughters? ...I just don't know what to say...surely an intervention could and should have been done!  
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: bonbon823 on April 29, 2011, 06:08:29 PM
That hat that Beatrice was wearing was just a joke.  Didn't she know she looked like a buffoon?  Or does she even care?

That said, I was one of the crazy Americans that stayed up all night to watch the wedding.  It was wonderful; visiting London just went way up in line on my bucket list!

Best wishes to the happy couple.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on April 29, 2011, 07:11:14 PM
Okay... I woke up way too early this morning, but I simply did not want to miss a thing of this big event. Eventually I sat in front of the television a whole day, without even having breakfast or lunch(how crazy am I...), but I simply did not want to miss a thing of the whole event. I found the Queen charming, I kept thinking she could set an example to the sun, and when Prince Michael of Kent came up... Strange, but my thoughts were "Gosh, Nicholas could have looked like this"... Even at an older age you can see some resemblance. As for the princes, I found it somehow charming that Harry was clearly emotional - either because of the marriage and the fact his brother will be married, or the fact that the funeral service for their mother was held there. Sure it crossed their minds, but good that not too much of the coverage went on to Diana... It would not do. -, and William, I found him charming and regal, but the big moment of course arrived when Kate, or Catherine as I should say, made her entrance. I found her dress a perfect combination of style, beauty and simplicity. Entirely different from Diana's dress(as stated a few times), but perfect for this time and age... A wonderful touch, I found, was the moment when Harry turned around to look at her and he said something to his brother. It got me grinning. And the hymn that was played at Diana's funeral, I am sure it send chills through quite some spines - both inside and out the cathedral... It was just one of those moments you had to think of Diana, but for the rest it was a happy celebration, with the big finale ofcourse being the kisses at the balcony of Buckingham Palace... Now that's what I call regal splendor, carriages, beautiful gowns and uniforms, not to mention the jewelry that was worn... Of course, meaning the tiara Kate was wearing... And oh; before I forget, Kate's sister looked wonderful, beautiful and not too much... Just wonderful, wonderful. Ahh, this is one of those days that will be talked about over and over again, that is to be sure about. And I am pretty sure that this Royal Marriage will be one that works... They are simply so in love, and clearly had their reasons for not marrying too soon... But, that's not to be discussed here. Overall, a really wonderful day it was.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Princess of Cupertino on April 30, 2011, 12:29:32 AM
Has anyone seen the Danish or Norwegian royals at the wedding?
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2011, 12:42:02 AM
Last nights dinner and party arrivals:click on to #27.... ;D

http://www.zimbio.com/

And the pics from DutchPhotoPress,courtesy Patrick van Katwijk:

http://www.dutchphotopress.com/collection/850-royal-guests-wedding-prince-william-and-princess-catherine.html



Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2011, 01:26:02 AM
I am in America and stayed up all night for the Royal Wedding. I think it was perfect. I loved the Countess of Cambridge elegant laced top and sleeves with the solid formed fitted bodice and the lovely folds of the skirt and train. Just so elegant and classic, a timeless piece.  I also like the crown which was given to the Queen on her 16th Birthday. Did Queen Elizabeth ever wear it? I think she made a appropriate choice. She has plenty of time to wear others.  I've never seen it before. It was understated and I had to look for it with the lovel veil. What was the fabric of the veil?  Beautiful bride. The Count of Cambride look dashing in that Red Irish Guard uniform. I love the addition of the red. Harry is so handsome and I was tickled when he rode in the carriage with the little maids of honor. He was talking to them, smiling and making it fun for them waving at the people..

Now I  am staying awake to watch the Endeavor liftoff with Commander Kelly. Gabbie will be there but don't know if anyone will see her. She has never had a photo taken of her except with her hand holding C. Kelly's.  I cant wait to see pictures of Commander Kelly with his twin brother who is on the Space Station. President Obama, Michelle, Sasha, Malia and Grandmother Robinson are going to be there. First stop is Alabama to revieve the damage from the Tonadoes and speak with the Gov. and FEMA.  

Pssst,sorry.It is TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,not Count and Countess but William was created Earl of Strathern as well.

I'm sure you didn't stay up till now Kamlovski,the lift-off was postponed,technical thing,blast...more luck tomorrow.. ::)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: RichC on April 30, 2011, 01:58:49 AM
(http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/113264560.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892140FEB0FF7845C57DBE6D73D77DE75B530CC485D3F8187DF1AE9C4D152554705B)

Eugenie and Beatrice. Reminds me of a Taurus.

Good to see these two have inherited their mother's impeccable taste.


What unfortunate outfits! Beatrice looks like she's wearing a science project on her head and she applied her makeup inside of a chimney. 
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: TimM on April 30, 2011, 02:42:53 AM
Beatrice tries out the latest craze, the Medusa look!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 30, 2011, 03:00:04 AM
Thank you so much Katenka! I think Anne looked fab, for her. I hear Lady Sarah Chatto looked wonderful but have I not found a picture of her yet!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on April 30, 2011, 04:11:21 AM
Re Beatrice and Eugenie:  They have connections, they have money, they have access to the very best.  This is obviously the way they like to dress and it seems fairly apparent that they are completely impervious to criticism.  Quite surprising, really, for such young women of just 22 and 20 years of age but at least their clothes can't be described as dull! 
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Thomas_Hesse on April 30, 2011, 04:25:50 AM
The degout really takes my breath away...

At least one person looked perfect: Her Majesty - subtle as always wearing Queen Mary's lover's knot diamond brooch!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Laura_ on April 30, 2011, 04:26:32 AM
My Top 3

 (http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/6963/rexfeatures1310697ad.jpg) (http://img818.imageshack.us/i/rexfeatures1310697ad.jpg/) (http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3037/sprincessmaximapa106181.jpg) (http://img402.imageshack.us/i/sprincessmaximapa106181.jpg/)
(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/2953/letizia123.jpg) (http://img810.imageshack.us/i/letizia123.jpg/)




Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: heavensent on April 30, 2011, 04:50:33 AM
Looks  like plans for the American Royal Dynasty will
have to wait a while !
go here
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=16521.new#new


.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Laura_ on April 30, 2011, 04:54:50 AM
more pics...

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2417/maximaa.jpg) (http://img402.imageshack.us/i/maximaa.jpg/)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4729/420110429062259001t300.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/i/420110429062259001t300.jpg/)

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8944/spanishroyalsa.jpg) (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/spanishroyalsa.jpg/)

(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/5110/mathildea.jpg) (http://img251.imageshack.us/i/mathildea.jpg/)

Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2011, 04:58:31 AM
Thanks Laura,lovely!!

The continental Royals look fantastic,they practised a lot ofcourse by attending all European Royal weddings... ;D

Not just because she's my Princess,our Máxima,but really,no-one can match her in Valentino and diamonds. :-*
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 30, 2011, 05:02:31 AM
Thank you so much Katenka! I think Anne looked fab, for her. I hear Lady Sarah Chatto looked wonderful but have I not found a picture of her yet!

Saw her just several seconds but find her wonderful, too.

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 30, 2011, 05:56:28 AM
Hear Hear! Princess Maxima looked amazing!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on April 30, 2011, 05:57:40 AM
(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/2953/letizia123.jpg) (http://img810.imageshack.us/i/letizia123.jpg/)[/center]

I agree, Laura, but I think Letizia looks just beautiful!  I love her outfit most of all, just lovely.

Does anyone know when we will get to see the official wedding photos of the whole family together (including Lady Sarah Chatto, for Eddie!) and the ones with the foreign royals as well?  Can't wait for those.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 30, 2011, 05:58:33 AM
Hehe! Good point Grace! I wait with bated breath!!  ;)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on April 30, 2011, 06:02:23 AM
Hehehe!  Yes, well, I guess we'll have to take the good with the bad, eh?  We'll be poring over every inch when they finally come out!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 30, 2011, 06:04:48 AM
I think the Countess of Wessex also looked lovely. Goodness only knows what the socialite Tara Palmer Tompkinson was thinking, she looked like a smurf.
I liked Princess Victorias outfit, but not for a wedding, the neckline was a bit too much. And what was the Prime Ministers wife thinking by not wearing a hat?? Disgraceful.

I thought the Duchess of Kent looked quite frail & not very well at all. I wonder if she has a neurological problem, her walking was very staggered or perhaps it was just the shoes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1381800/Royal-Wedding-guests-Style-queens-court-jesters.html
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 30, 2011, 06:18:03 AM
It was pointed out that William walked over to kiss his Aunt Jane and Harry went over to speak to Aunt Sarah but there was no interaction with Earl Spencer!


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381956/Royal-Wedding-Princess-Dianas-brother-Earl-Spencer-resembles-father.html#ixzz1L6ASF73Y
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on April 30, 2011, 06:31:42 AM
Official photographs

(http://i54.tinypic.com/22g9zm.jpg)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/b8nt36.jpg)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/35c21xu.jpg)
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2011, 07:13:05 AM
TRH The Duke and Duchess left by helicopter from the Buckingham Palace grounds
after thanking the Palace staff this morning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13248441

Some on the comments by foreign commentators that were received as totally
annoying.Most of all that Barbara Walters woman!Who allowed her to even leave the US?
Her comments where bordering the rediculous,the insulting and the totally ignorant.
So,so I wholeheartedly agree with Guy Stair Saintly & Brent in their remarks on that.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1304151232.html

courtesy Guy Stair Sainty & Brent,BRMB.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: bonbon823 on April 30, 2011, 09:33:51 AM
I think most of us Americans find Barbara Walters annoying too.  I know I certainly do. 

The formal pictures are wonderful, especially the one with the children!  They are so adorable.

I only hope that the paparazzi will now leave the couple alone for awhile...although I fear that won't happen.
Title: Wedding of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2011, 10:09:50 AM
I think most of us Americans find Barbara Walters annoying too.  I know I certainly do. 

The formal pictures are wonderful, especially the one with the children!  They are so adorable.

I only hope that the paparazzi will now leave the couple alone for awhile...although I fear that won't happen.

Oh I think they will leave them as they did before.

Btw,the couple is not going on a honeymoon,after the weekend it's business as usual for William
as he takes up his work in Wales again on monday as Buckingham Palace announced earlyer today.

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on April 30, 2011, 10:16:39 AM
Overall I think the whole thing went off excellent, just some of my opinions:

1) Catherine looked great
2) I think of the Royals (foreign and British) I think Charlene Wittstock (soon to be of Monaco) and Princess Maxima looked the best
3) Beatrice and Eugenie...don't even know what to say but I do find it surprising that there seems to be nobody who can give them some constructive criticism
4) Some of the hats were so strange and maybe it's just me but I don't understand the idea of fascinators 
5) The ride in the Aston Martin was a nice touch
6) Even though some people were not too fond of the trees in the Abbey, I thought they were great.  I also found the Abbey looking much better than it did back for previous weddings

I also have a few questions:

Did anybody else find it surprising that many foreign monarchs did not attend even though they all went to Princess Victoria's wedding? Is it because they are coming to the Jubilee?

And although I understand their desire for privacy I think some shots of the reception(s) should have been released. 

-Duke of NJ
Title: Wedding of RRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2011, 10:56:52 AM
No Your Grace,not so surprising.It was a notch down since William isn't an Heir.
If that would have been the case all Monarchs would have attended as they did
in Sweden.It's protocol that dictates what who and when & why.

Some wondered why the Duchess looked down with regular intervals while driving
back to Buckingham Palace.She did as William saluted for each of the Memorials they
passed on the way thus showing her respect.


The Duke and Duchess leaving Buckingham Palace this morning:

http://twitpic.com/4rdsfs/full/

 :)

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: heavensent on April 30, 2011, 12:59:12 PM
Is  the  Babs  Walters  video  on the net  anywhere ?
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on April 30, 2011, 02:45:09 PM
Thanks for the first photos, Rani.  I know this is picky, but in the first and third ones, couldn't someone have straightened her skirt?
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Robert_Hall on April 30, 2011, 02:49:41 PM
BTW, Grace, someone came back and placed the bride's bouquet on the Unknown Warrior.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on April 30, 2011, 02:52:18 PM
Lovely!  Thank you, Robert, that's always a touching gesture I think.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 30, 2011, 03:07:09 PM
BTW, Grace, someone came back and placed the bride's bouquet on the Unknown Warrior.

 Oh good, I did wonder about that! I believe that has been done by every royal bride since the Queen Mother!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 30, 2011, 03:15:00 PM
Thank you to dear Grace who pointed me in the right direction of a photo of Lady Sarah Chatto, she looked beautiful!

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/113273994/Getty-Images-Entertainment
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Robert_Hall on April 30, 2011, 03:27:55 PM
I think you are correct, Eddie. It was a low-key announcement from the BBC.
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, april 29th
Post by: Lucien on April 30, 2011, 03:40:44 PM
BTW, Grace, someone came back and placed the bride's bouquet on the Unknown Warrior.

 Oh good, I did wonder about that! I believe that has been done by every royal bride since the Queen Mother!

Yes,and it was announced already days in advance of the wedding,and on the wedding day itself . :)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on April 30, 2011, 05:05:17 PM
My goodness...Catherine's dress was just lovely...simply gorgeous, and I liked how she wore her hair. Those hats were very, very, wierd; Lezita's mauve lace dress is probably my favorite of the guests outfits; and the Queen looked very cheery in her daffodil yellow suit. Are there any pictures from the reception, and who were the flower girls?
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: OctoberLily on April 30, 2011, 05:44:50 PM
I don't think Catherine could have been any more beautiful than she was!  But what surprised me the most was how utterly regal she looks all ready!
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on May 01, 2011, 03:24:17 AM

Some more images of a wonderfull day:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?productionjobid=49622&flush=1

courtesy anp ;D
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Marc on May 01, 2011, 06:00:49 AM
I was happy to see that they didn't forget their German relations and that their minds are not still in WWII...Although not previously announced by the official guest list,Hohenlohe-Langenburg,Hessen,Toerring-Jettenbach,Baden and Oettingen-Spielberg families were present,maybe even more,but don't know!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Clemence on May 01, 2011, 06:30:44 AM
no romanoffs at the wedding?
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Marc on May 01, 2011, 12:36:39 PM
No that we know of...
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: heavensent on May 01, 2011, 12:55:15 PM
I was thinking that,  it would have been nice to see a representation of the  Romanoff... the Wittlesbach..... the Habsburgs..... even the Bourbon !  .... the truly great Royal Families of Europe
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Robert_Hall on May 01, 2011, 01:35:48 PM
The Queen and crown prince [Prince of Asturias] of Spain were there.  otherwise, it looked like the only non-reigning royals invited were related to the family, even if obscurely
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Robert_Hall on May 01, 2011, 04:25:10 PM
Well, the focus is supposed to be on the wedding pair, not a gathering of the Gotha.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Marc on May 01, 2011, 08:04:13 PM
True,but(for me) it's always nice to hear that families such as Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg,Hohenlohe-Langenburg,Toering-Jettenbach,Hessen-Kassel,Baden were also present and maintain ties with the head branch of the royal family that is ofted described as the less Continental one,unlike Kent branch...
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Robert_Hall on May 01, 2011, 09:20:24 PM
The pervailing rule, seems to be; those who were there, at the wedding, were either related to the family OR representing  de-facto ruling houses [ruling royals].
 Defunct royals, played no part in a  semi-state, family wedding.
 One more point- we have no idea as to  just who might have been invited,, but sent regrets.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Douglas on May 02, 2011, 02:50:14 AM
The pervailing rule, seems to be; those who were there, at the wedding, were either related to the family OR representing  de-facto ruling houses [ruling royals].
 Defunct royals, played no part in a  semi-state, family wedding.
 One more point- we have no idea as to  just who might have been invited,, but sent regrets.

I did read that Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife, Crown Princess Masako of Japan did not attend due to circumstances in their homeland.

There were several substitutions.  I heard that the Queen of the Netherlands was invited but declined. I believe Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his  wife Princess Maxima did attend but I'm not sure of this.

Yes, John, as to 'regrets'?  I'm sure that someone has reported this....somewhere.
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
Post by: Lucien on May 02, 2011, 03:01:20 AM
The pervailing rule, seems to be; those who were there, at the wedding, were either related to the family OR representing  de-facto ruling houses [ruling royals].
 Defunct royals, played no part in a  semi-state, family wedding.
 One more point- we have no idea as to  just who might have been invited,, but sent regrets.

I did read that Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife, Crown Princess Masako of Japan did not attend due to circumstances in their homeland.

There were several substitutions.  I heard that the Queen of the Netherlands was invited but declined. I believe Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his  wife Princess Maxima did attend but I'm not sure of this.

Yes, John, as to 'regrets'?  I'm sure that someone has reported this....somewhere.

Not sure of this... ::)
Yes ofcourse The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima attended,as was said,and seen,several times in this thread:... ;D

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=61476&zoektype=2&search=29-04-2011%20london

close-up:note the diamond stars on Máxima's turband:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=30&id=61443&zoektype=2&search=29-04-2011%20london

 ;D ;)

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Marc on May 02, 2011, 07:42:58 AM
One more point- we have no idea as to  just who might have been invited,, but sent regrets.

Japan CP couple sent regrets(Japan catastrophe),Jordanian royals sent regrets(middle East crisis),Liechtenstein Princely couple sent regrets(beatification of Pope),the same reason for King and Queen of Belgium,King and Queen of Sweden sent regrets because of King's birthday on 30th of April,while Queen Beatrix also sent regrets because of Queen's day in the Netherlands...

Syrian representative was denied the already sent invitation because of politics...
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Carisbrooke on May 03, 2011, 01:57:26 AM
The party was not only in London. In the shadow of Leeds town hall an enthusiastic crowd gather in Millennium Square, to view the wedding on the big screen.
                                                   
                                                                                   MY PICTURES ON THE DAY

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/475/royalweddingleeds001.jpg)

The crowd assemble

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7348/royalweddingleeds002.jpg)

The Queen arrives ........CHEERS

                                                                             What a lovely day.

 
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Marc on May 03, 2011, 11:48:17 AM
I was thinking that,  it would have been nice to see a representation of the  Romanoff... the Wittlesbach..... the Habsburgs..... even the Bourbon !  .... the truly great Royal Families of Europe

Well,acually there was a Habsburg at the wedding:

http://madhattery.royalroundup.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011-0429-germany-valerie.jpg

Valerie was born an Archduchess of Austria-Tuscany and is currently Margravine von Baden...

And Bourbon family members were present in form of Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Queen of Spain...

We don't know for other guests as there were many and a lot of them were present without their presence being announced previously such as Langenburgs,Badens,Oettingens,Toerrings etc.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Marc on May 03, 2011, 01:22:03 PM
One more picture of the guests...can anyone identify guests apart from Margraves of Baden and Hohenlohe-Langenburg pair who are sitting in the first row

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/auersperg21/Guests.jpg)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Marc on May 03, 2011, 01:59:08 PM
One more point- we have no idea as to  just who might have been invited.

From Marlene Koenig's blog:

"Among the foreign royal cousins,  the Landgrave of Hesse,  Prince and Princess Max of Baden,  Princess Margarita of Baden, the Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Princess Cecile of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Xenia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Max Soltmann.

The Prince and Princess of Oettingen-Spielberg, friends of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were also at the Abbey."
Title: Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, april 29th
Post by: Lucien on May 04, 2011, 07:33:26 AM
Video of the guests.Look at minute 36,the arrival of the extended family:

http://www.youtube.com/TheRoyalChannel/

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Georges duke of Kent on May 04, 2011, 07:55:16 PM
Thanks to all of you for the identification of the Gotha's members. Appart from Albert of Monaco and his Chumlene, I was totally lost.
If I may add, the Kent's are the most elegant one.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Maria the Beautiful on May 08, 2011, 12:37:19 AM
A beautiful, perfect wedding of a perfectly gorgeous couple.   I wish them all the happiness in the world and, as an American I'd like to send  kudos to the Brits!  They sure know how to do things "Royally"! 

Aside from Catherine's immediate family, was any mention ever made of any of her extended family being in attendance - aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents?   Were they among those who arrived at the Abbey in the mini-vans?
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Kalafrana on May 09, 2011, 04:06:10 AM
I was interested to see Lady Saltoun among the arrivals in the Royal Minibus Procession. She is the widow of Captain Alexander Ramsay, only child of Princeess Patricia of Connaught and Admiral Sir Alexander Ramsay. These days she is quite remote from the 'main' royal family, so it was nice to see her being treated as one of them.

Ann
Title: TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Post by: Lucien on May 10, 2011, 06:25:34 AM
TRH left for their honeymoon on monday!Great!I do hope they have a wonderfull time and that the press never finds out where they are until they return. ;D
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: heavensent on May 10, 2011, 09:49:30 AM
 The  King and Queen of  Belgium, Sweden,  Holland .... all absent....  !
Im very surprised  ..........
that is one huge chunk of the European Royalty  snubbing the event which... lets
face it, is the biggest Royal event since the wedding of Charles and Di.
( The King of Spain was nt there either )

Ah well...  its their decision I suppose
but the event went off very well   William was every inch the handsome prince and
... along with Kate... the focus of 2 billion television viewers...

If you think of it in the terms of a movie,  William gave one hell of a performance
faultless in fact !

My only criticism was  that the car carrying William and  Harry to the Abbey  travelled at far too fast a speed.
  Thousands had  quequed in the Mall... many overnight.....  only to see their car fly past at  20 mph..........  it  should have been travelling at  5 mph  max

but the open coach ride back  to Buck Palace  was a triumph ....
We had to crack open the champagne !



.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Robert_Hall on May 10, 2011, 11:05:22 AM
The Euro monarchs did not exactly snub the wedding. They have their own duties to tend to. They sent family members. It was not a full state occasion and if they were not directly related, there was no real need for them to be there anyway.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Robert_Hall on May 10, 2011, 11:40:01 AM
On another note- the Queen does not attend their weddings, she sends  her family members, so why would they be expected to attend her grandson's ?
Title: Wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Post by: Lucien on May 10, 2011, 11:40:10 AM
The Euro monarchs did not exactly snub the wedding. They have their own duties to tend to. They sent family members. It was not a full state occasion and if they were not directly related, there was no real need for them to be there anyway.

Oh don't bother Robert,it was explained here ad nauseam why who came and why not,but wits end never ceases to amaze,ad nauseam.. ;)

Oh,and a grandson who's a great guy but isn't the Heir and therefore has no direct significance
and thus all was a couple of notches down but impressive nonetheless.Explained it again,no,not
for you,for the Disney people..... ::) ;D
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Tdora1 on May 11, 2011, 01:02:02 AM
And from another who wasn't there (from this morning's Guardian Online)

"I really love the feeling that sort of Diana and I both weren't there," said Sarah Ferguson in a television interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In the interview, to be broadcast in the US today (11/05), she said that it was "so difficult" for her to cope with not being invited that she spent 29 April in Thailand.

Of her former husband, she said: "He was saying, 'It's okay. Just remember we had such a good day. Our wedding was so perfect'.

From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/10/oprah-winfrey-sarah-ferguson
 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/10/oprah-winfrey-sarah-ferguson)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on May 11, 2011, 02:48:01 AM
I saw this but wasn't going to post as I'm one of Ferguson's greatest critics here.  Absolutely unbelievable, yes, she actually opined that it was good Diana wasn't at her son's wedding, presumably as she, Ferguson, wasn't invited!  Like the rest of her interviews, completely self-indulgent, without forethought or shame.  She apparently decided to travel to Thailand to watch the wedding from there and "commute with the jungle" or some such rot.  How a bankrupt woman can still travel the world is beyond me...so is Winfrey's interest in her.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on May 11, 2011, 09:43:43 AM
And made it about herself:

"The ex-wife of Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second son, told Oprah that not being included "was so difficult. I wanted to be there with my girls and to be getting them dressed and to go as a family. And it was also hard because the last bride up that aisle was me." he Duchess spent the royal wedding day in Thailand out of the media spotlight. She pointed out that while she wasn’t there in person, her ex-husband and daughters spent the morning on the phone with her, and went out of their way to make her feel included. “ [Andrew] was saying, 'It's okay. Just remember we had such a good day. Our wedding was so perfect'. We're such a unit together. He made me feel very part of the day on April the 29th." Though she was hurt, the duchess did admit that "[it] was quite right they didn't invite me.""

""I felt that I ostracised myself by my behaviour, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake? Why have I made so many mistakes? "I think what I felt was that I went through the phase of feeling so totally worthless and that [it] was quite right they didn't invite me. Why would they?""

Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on May 11, 2011, 12:33:48 PM
I saw this but wasn't going to post as I'm one of Ferguson's greatest critics here.  Absolutely unbelievable, yes, she actually opined that it was good Diana wasn't at her son's wedding, presumably as she, Ferguson, wasn't invited!  Like the rest of her interviews, completely self-indulgent, without forethought or shame.  She apparently decided to travel to Thailand to watch the wedding from there and "commute with the jungle" or some such rot.  How a bankrupt woman can still travel the world is beyond me...so is Winfrey's interest in her.

To right Grace!
Fergie conveniently forgets that Diana could not stand her in the end!
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: grandduchessella on May 12, 2011, 02:19:36 PM
A friend of mine shared this on Facebook. A little snarky but true and funny. The color was adjusted but I don't care!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228060_187139061333130_155110407869329_441258_2018480_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on May 12, 2011, 04:25:02 PM
Poor York sisters   ;D

Beatrice is selling her fascinator for a charity. At least she has humour.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 14, 2011, 09:19:52 AM
The House of Windsor:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/DukeofNewJersey/Family%20Groups/KateMiddletonPrincessBeatriceRoyalWeddingj21GLHcYnwNl.jpg)

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Grace on May 14, 2011, 09:48:22 AM
I'll probably kick myself, but who is the woman in blue behind Tim Laurence and next to Princess Michael?  It doesn't look like her daughter, not tall enough.
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Rani on May 14, 2011, 11:56:01 AM
I think it´s Lady Anson, HMs cousin. Not sure.

http://www.rockstarweddingplanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Lady-Anson-300x225.jpg
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Eddie_uk on May 14, 2011, 01:04:11 PM
Dear Grace, It is Princess Alexandra. :)
Title: TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Post by: Lucien on May 22, 2011, 12:51:08 AM

The newly weds have returned from their 10 day honeymoon on the Seychelles. :)
Thank God they were left alone by the media there!
Title: TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Post by: Lucien on May 22, 2011, 02:46:11 AM

The newly weds have returned from their 10 day honeymoon on the Seychelles. :)
Thank God they were left alone by the media there!

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/05/william-and-kate-back-from-seychelles.html

courtesy hja
Title: Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
Post by: Alexander1917 on May 23, 2011, 06:40:23 PM
Poor York sisters   ;D

Beatrice is selling her fascinator for a charity. At least she has humour.

and the charity made about 90.000EUR - for a more than ugly hat
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: laura1814 on July 11, 2011, 03:18:04 PM
Edward VII and Alexandra (by William Powell Frith):
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?searchText=Marriage&x=0&y=0&pagesize=20&object=404545&row=17

The guest list is from the New York Times:
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=2&res=9B01E6DA143EEF33A25754C0A9619C94629ED7CF

Identifications (as best I can) from L to R:
?Frederick of Denmark, ? (looks like Kaiser Wilhelm I, but he's not mentioned as having been there...?), Karl of Holstein-Glucksburg (elder brother of Christian IX), ?William of Denmark (George I of Greece), Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, ?Viscount Palmerston (older gent holding staff), Carl of Leiningen (half-nephew of Queen Victoria), ? (balding man with moustache), Edward of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (I think... it may be August of SC & G), Louis of Hesse and by Rhine, Ernest II of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (although he's not mentioned as having been there, it does look like him), (girls/women in foreground on left) Thyra of Denmark, Dagmar of Denmark, ?Louise of Hesse, Alice, Leopold & Arthur (little boys in front of Bridal Party), Bridal Party (consisting of: Lady Victoria Scott (I think she's the one in the front row at the back), Lady Eliza Bruce, Lady Emily Villiers, Lady Feodore Wellesley, Lady Diana Beauclerk, Lady Victoria Howard, Lady Augusta York & Lady Eleanor Hare), don't know the 2 tall chaps behind Bridal Party (?royals, ?nobles, ?politicians), Edward VII, Alexandra, George of Cambridge (behind Edward VII & Alexandra), Christian IX, ?August(us) of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha or Philippe of Flanders (chap behind Christian IX & Louise), Waldemar (boy), Louise (wife of Christian IX), ?Alexandrine Of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, ?Archbishop of Canterbury, Maria Hendrika of Brabant, Beatrice (little girl), Louise, Duchess of Cambridge, Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Queen Victoria (up top in box).

Missing (mentioned in article, but can't seem to find them in the painting):
* Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich (eldest son of Alexander II),
* Frederick of Hesse-Kassel (http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/hessen/hessenkassel4/1820%20Friedrich.JPG),
* ?Augustus of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (presumably: http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/wettin/saxecoburggotha2/1818%20August.jpg)

Not sure who is in the arch - probably various officials (?diplomats).

Others present included:
* Lord Alfred Paget
* Lord Proby
* Viscount Bury
* Sir Charles Phipps
* Hon. Mortimer Sackville-West
* Lord Camoys
* Earl of St. Germans
* Lord Edward Fitzalan-Howard
* Viscount Sidney
* Lady Edith Somerset
* Lady Geraldine Somerset

That's the best I can do with that one for the moment.

Any additions or corrections would be appreciated.

The Prussian

The details of the procession are available here:  http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/22718/pages/1563

I think many of your identifications are correct, but based on the order of procession and on the description provided by Violetta in reply #38 to this thread, a few aren't quite right.

First, the supporters or the bride and groom were the Crown Prince of Prussia (Frederick III) and Ernest II of S-C-G.  I believe they are the two gentlemen standing closest to the Prince of Wales (the groom, Edward VII), with Ernest in the Robe of the Order of the Garter.  The bride's supporters were her father, Prince Christian (later Christian IX) and the Duke of Cambridge.  So I believe they are the two gentleman standing right behind Alexandra.

The ladies behind Alexandra I think are Edward's sisters"  Victoria (Princess Royal), holding the hand of her son, William (later William II), Alice, Louise, Helena, and Beatrice (girl standing in front of Louise and Helena).  I think it's interesting to note that although they are not "bridesmaids" (those being the non-royal train bearers), nor "supporters," Louise and Helena are dressed exactly as the train bearers are.  You can even see a sprig of flowers on the skirt of one of them (sorry, don't know which is which) and corsages, and they have wreaths of flowers in their hair with veils. 

So I think over on the left in the foreground with Thyra and Dagmar must be Louise (Alexandra's mother) between Dagmar and Frederick. The lady wearing the royal purple train I thought should be Alexandrine, wife of Ernest II, as she's the closest wife of a ruler (all the rest of them were still heirs, including Alexandra's father)-- BUT she is specifically listed as not present.  So I'm going to guess instead that the lady wearing the royal purple train is the Duchess of Brabant, Marie Henriette, later Queen of the Belgians.  She is listed as "her Imperial and Royal Highness" and seems to be the highest-ranking female of the right age who's unaccounted for.  Perhaps her "mperial status allowed her to wear purple?  Or perhaps it's Louise (Alexandra's mother) after all?  (It can't be the Duchess of Cambridge as she was 66.) 

This is a fun game!   :)
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Olga Bernice on August 01, 2011, 10:01:29 PM
Yes, I know it was months ago, but I still love to think back on it . . . William and Kate's, that is. Did anybody else get up at six in the morning to see it live? Did anybody else love Kate's dress? Anything on the Royal Wedding, or any Royal Wedding, is welcome on this thread.

PS - If this needs to be moved to the Having Fun section or somewhere, feel free to do so.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Grace on August 01, 2011, 10:03:53 PM
You'll find it all in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thread.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Olga Bernice on August 01, 2011, 10:12:51 PM
I know, but I meant for this to be a thread on all the royal weddings - it can be William and Kate, or some of their cousins, or anything like that. Thanks, though, for that info!
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Selencia on August 02, 2011, 02:02:59 AM
Anyone know what Russian brides wore to their weddings? Seeing as how they were so rich, I would love to have seen an Imperial wedding.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Olga Bernice on August 02, 2011, 10:18:14 AM
Yes, I would too. Um . . . I'm sure it was a grand affair - probably diamond tiaras and a beautiful dress made of silk. (Sorry I'm kind of daydreaming!)
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: RoyalWatcher on August 02, 2011, 11:57:54 AM
Well hello, Olga Bernise! What a fun thread. We sure have been spoiled these past three months with three royal weddings. After long dry spells of no weddings, we got three! It's been a fun ride that's for sure.

For William & Kate's wedding I got up at 1:30 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) and watched the live coverage. It was so surreal seeing William get married. The reason for that was because 30 years ago I got up to watch his mom marry Prince Charles. I don't think back then it was live, but then again maybe it was. That was the day my royal watching started and my interest in the British Royal Family. Then, due to my love of Faberge, I began learning more and more about the Russian Imperial Family all the way back to Catherine the Great. That's when I found this site. I think it was Bob who posted the very first pictures of the Alexander Palace. It was thrilling to see how that palace looks today compared to the black and white prints in the books I had at the time.

I digress...Royal Weddings so much fun! I was totally gobsmacked when I saw the inside of the Abbey for W&K's wedding. The trees lining the isles were over the top spectacular, the music was absolutely beautiful [through iTunes I chose two songs from their wedding: "The Procession of The Bride (The Introit): I Was Glad" and "Ubi Caritas"], seeing William wear his Irish Guards red uniform was so striking (I thought for sure he would wear an RAF uniform) and above all seeing Kate in her wedding ensemble...tiara and all...so lovely. And, who can forget their balcony appearance...so sweet!
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on August 02, 2011, 07:39:51 PM
There is already a royal wedding thread on this Sub-Forum. Of course, that is older weddings. Are you limiting by date? If not, the 2 threads should be merged.
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: Olga Bernice on August 02, 2011, 08:46:33 PM
Ummm . . . No, no particular dates, but if the other thread is old and hasn't been replied to in over 120 days, etc. then we could just keep the two of them separate. But if you do merge them, no biggie!
Title: Re: British Royal Weddings--past and present
Post by: grandduchessella on August 04, 2011, 10:32:32 AM
If a thread hasn't been updated in over 120, that's no reason to keep them separated. More to fact, it's a good reason to 'bump them up'. It helps keep Forum clutter down and makes it easier to navigate around. Also, the other thread is on the first page so it hasn't been dormant very long. If we let older threads die off from lack of use, a good deal of wonderful information is lost. I see photos repeated from older threads all the time and all the mods encourage everyone to check out older threads--there's a wealth of info there.  :) Also, in the Their World and Culture sub-forum there is a thread which shows many of the wedding dresses of some of the more modern royal brides from a variety of countries if anyone wants to check it out.

I have merged those 2 threads as well as the thread on William and Catherine's wedding and renamed the new thread. Everyone feel free to post. Any particular wedding that catches the interest, you may want to check out the individual thread on that person (ie Diana or Sarah Ferguson or Alexandra Ogilvy, etc).  Most of those threads include wedding photos.
Title: Wedding Dresses
Post by: GrandDuchessIsabelle on February 08, 2012, 11:05:54 AM
http://www.hrp.org.uk/MediaPlayer/ViewPlaylist.aspx?PlaylistId=125
I found this link to pictures of Royal wedding dresses from the past 200 years. I think it's amazing that they have been so well preserved!
Title: Re: Wedding Dresses
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on February 08, 2012, 11:48:56 AM
Amazing!! I adore royal wedding dresses and surviving historical clothing, and a combination of both is even better!

http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2011/04/22/historical.wedding.dresses.cnn
Title: Re: Wedding Dresses
Post by: Alixz on February 09, 2012, 12:56:00 PM
Actually, I am not surprised that these dresses are preserved better than anyone else's.  There is a whole industry devoted to preserving the history of the royals and they have the money to do the work!

Great photos and video.
Title: Re: Wedding Dresses
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on February 09, 2012, 01:09:28 PM
Great topic!!! Thanks for sharing the video and the photos!
Any idea why the dresses of the Queen and Queen mum aren't displayed too? The one that impressed me was the dress of Princess Charlotte of Wales, on the photos that Isabelle posted, the caption said that it was a glittering dress but the photo didn't make much justice to it until I saw the video I noticed that it is true. It looks even better preserved than QV's!
The one of Queen Alexandra needs the layers of flowers on the skirt.
Anyways, amazing!
Title: Re: Wedding Dresses
Post by: OctoberLily on February 09, 2012, 11:53:50 PM
Wow.....loved that video!  Thanks so much for sharing!  And the background music was the same as at my wedding.....lol!
Title: Re: Wedding Dresses
Post by: GrandDuchessIsabelle on February 11, 2012, 09:51:43 AM
Andrea, I can't watch the video, the site won't open for me. Can you post it again, so give me the address? Thanks!
Yelena, here are some pictures of HM's dress:
http://queenmarysdollhouse.net/microsites/royalwedding1947/object.asp?object=100019 (courtesy Royal Collection)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_dress_of_Princess_Elizabeth but I can't find anything on where it it. The Queen Mum's however was apparently on display at Glamis Castle until last October:
http://www.kirriemuirherald.co.uk/news/local-headlines/queen_mother_s_wedding_dress_on_display_at_glamis_1_1596902
http://www.sarahscreativeoccasions.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/elizabeth-in-her-1920s-wedding-dress.jpg
Title: Re: Wedding Dresses
Post by: LauraO on February 11, 2012, 04:30:14 PM
Likewise i can't find anything on where HM's dress is now. i can't actually find any information for it being displayed since 2007 when it was part of the exhibition for the Queen and Prince Philip's 60th wedding anniversary, but it doesn't appear to have been displayed recently or currently???
Title: Re: Wedding Dresses
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on February 11, 2012, 06:18:40 PM
Andrea, I can't watch the video, the site won't open for me. Can you post it again, so give me the address? Thanks!
Hmm, I really can't think why...Ooh, maybe it's because CNN is American and won't open in England...but that doesn't make a bit of sense at all because it was of British dresses...well, I found it on Youtube, maybe this will work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kutc_0-TFNc
Title: Re: Wedding Dresses
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on February 11, 2012, 07:05:41 PM
Andrea, I can't watch the video, the site won't open for me. Can you post it again, so give me the address? Thanks!
Yelena, here are some pictures of HM's dress:

First of all thank you very much for the great pictures!! I must say that I also had problems at seeing the video too, at first only displayed me some publicity about Kyocera and other about South Africa abut after trying 6 or 7 times it finally opened to me. I expect that with the new link you don't have more problems  ;)
Title: Re: Wedding Dresses
Post by: grandduchessella on February 23, 2012, 04:16:31 PM
A bit about the proposed dress for when May of Teck was to marry the Duke of Clarence and later her wedding dress when she married the Duke of York:

"Queen Mary's Wedding Dress

In 1891 the Duchess of Teck announced that the wedding dress of her daughter (Princess May) and those of the bridesmaids’ would be entirely of British manufacture. In 1892 Arthur Silver’s design ‘Lily of the Valley’ was woven for Princess May’s wedding dress for her intended marriage to the Duke of Clarence. When he died less than 6 weeks before the wedding the silk was never re-used.

When Princess May’s marriage to the Duke’s brother, the Duke of York, was planned for 6 July 1893, Arthur Silver’s design studio – The Silver Studio – was again approached to design the fabric.

The Silver Studio day books (archived now at MoDa) illustrate a group of 15 designs headed ‘The May Silks’ – it was one of these that was used for Princess May’s wedding dress. The design features a rose, shamrock and thistle with May blossoms and true lovers knots.

In March 1893 following a visit by the Duchess and Princess May (with Thomas Wardle, the President of the Silk Association) to Warner & Sons’ factory at Hollybush Gardens in London it was announced that the firm had been commissioned to weave the wedding dress silk; it was to be woven in the finest white silk with silver-thread by Albert Parchment. Other designs from the Silver Studio were woven for dresses for Princess May’s wedding trousseau."