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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #225 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."

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« Reply #226 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/

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #227 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.

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #228 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?

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #229 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.

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« Reply #230 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
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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #231 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 !



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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #232 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.

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #233 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 ?

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« Reply #234 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
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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #235 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
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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #236 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.

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #237 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?""

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #238 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!
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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #239 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!

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