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Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
« Reply #195 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.
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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #196 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.

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« Reply #197 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.

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #198 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. 

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Wedding of RRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,april 29th
« Reply #199 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/

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #200 on: April 30, 2011, 12:59:12 PM »
Is  the  Babs  Walters  video  on the net  anywhere ?

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #201 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?

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #202 on: April 30, 2011, 02:49:41 PM »
BTW, Grace, someone came back and placed the bride's bouquet on the Unknown Warrior.
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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #203 on: April 30, 2011, 02:52:18 PM »
Lovely!  Thank you, Robert, that's always a touching gesture I think.

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #204 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!
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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #205 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!

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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #206 on: April 30, 2011, 03:27:55 PM »
I think you are correct, Eddie. It was a low-key announcement from the BBC.
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Wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, april 29th
« Reply #207 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 . :)
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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #208 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?
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Re: Wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton april 29th
« Reply #209 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!