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« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2011, 08:45:27 AM »
The Duke and Duchess participated in a dragon boat race....watch this,look at the two..priceless!!

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/editorial/royals/coverage/3274331.html

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« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2011, 03:14:19 PM »
More details about Catherine's meeting with a little girl that has cancer during the trip to Canada.  Very touching.
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/inside-kate-middletons-meeting-with-cancer-stricken-girl-6-2011137
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« Reply #62 on: July 19, 2011, 03:38:20 AM »
A pub in Windsor has renamed itself The Duchess of Cambridge. The pub sign uses the Duchess's new coat of arms.

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« Reply #63 on: July 19, 2011, 09:40:19 AM »
Interesting Ann.   There is/was a pub in Bristol that did much same, except it was named The Princess of Wales for Diana.[it w run by friends of mine, but I have not heard from in years to know if is still there]'
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« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2011, 12:03:12 PM »
I love the town of Windsor. So absolutely charming. I've been to the Horse & Groom directly across the street from the castle. It served probably the best fish & chips I have ever had in my life (with mushy peas of course!).

Which pub was it, Ann?

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« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2011, 03:36:19 AM »
The pub is directly across the street from the castle, so it might be the Horse and Groom rebranded!

I was on my push bike at the time, cycling from Plymouth to London for charity, so had to concentrate on the road rather than investigating.

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« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2011, 02:22:50 PM »
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge took a preview tour of Buckingham Palace's royal wedding exhibit on Friday.

And in what was probably a "you had to be there" moment, the Queen exclaimed to her granddaughter-in-law, "Horrid, isn't it? Horrid and dreadful!"

As the Telegraph and Us Weekly both recount, it was the installation of Catherine's dress and veil that elicited the strong remarks -- the dress is displayed in a dark and gloomy fashion with the veil and tiara hovering ominously above.

While the Telegraph takes the monarch at her word, adding, "It appeared the mannequin's lack of a head may have perturbed the Queen," Us Weekly says she was just joking, explaining, "The Queen, 85, showed where her grandson William, 29, got his wicked sense of humor."





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« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2011, 02:24:40 PM »




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« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2011, 02:28:20 PM »






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« Reply #69 on: July 22, 2011, 02:29:26 PM »




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« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2011, 02:31:25 PM »
The Queen and the Duchess tour the exhibit





and look at Faberge



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« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2011, 02:32:17 PM »




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« Reply #72 on: July 22, 2011, 02:41:06 PM »
As usual, I believe the Queen's reaction is correct.  While I'm sure the intent was to give it a dramatic flair, the design and lighting of the display does seem a bit too weird.  Maybe it looks better in person than the pictures suggest?

I do find it hilarious that the Queen was so direct and vocal in her displeasure.  Her expression usually betrays her mood, but her words are usually much more subtle.  
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« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2011, 02:48:30 PM »
It does look a bit disconcerting.  IMO would have looked better at Kensington.
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« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2011, 04:15:46 PM »
Robert, I agree - spooky I would call it with the weird lighting, no head on the mannequin (loved the "veil and tiara hovering ominously above" part!) and that broken piece of wedding cake (the first cut by the ceremonial sword apparently) takes me straight back to Miss Haversham!  Even the gloved hands around the bouquet look a bit sinister in the photo.  Surely they wouldn't deliberately chosen this atmosphere?  I agree the exhibition would have been better at Kensington Palace too.  The room (whichever it is) is far too big for starters.  Still, nice that people can come for a closer up look of what will be one of the most well-known wedding gowns in history...
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