Who is staying up all night for the wedding?

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  1. chrischris

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    I wouldn't stay up all night for ANY wedding, including my own. :shock:
     
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    :) apparently some have some sense still here.. i find the royal stuff amazingly reflective of the fact some people have no self esteem what so ever.
     
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    But tennisdad65 can!

    Have you considered Viagra?
     
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    It is just entertainment. What is the big deal?
     
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    Why don't you bring some proof by becoming poor tomorrow and blogging about it? Just give away everything you have today.

    The people who write self help books about how you can be happy with less are busy collecting their royalty cheques and planning their next book, or getting tenured in Psychology departments.

    If you want to believe them, it is up to you.
     
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    Exactly .. WHAT IS the big deal?
     
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    Dont try to skip the fact that you are the intiater of a claim.
     
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    No I am not. The claim was made in #22.
     
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    You tell me
     
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    I would not get up at 3:30AM for my own wedding, thanks.
    Maybe for a tennis match....:)
     
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    Me too . Wimbledon for example .. provided no silly Royalty in the boxes.:)
     
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    Excuse me , dear Sir, but that claim can be made ONLY by a ROMAN. Sorry, buddy, Great Britain (starting with Bath) as well as America, would not even exist without the ROMANS.
    All in all, GOD BLESS AMERICA.
     
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    Roman Prokes? The **** stringer/customizer? He is that good?
     
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    Id like to give the Queen a hug :)
     
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    I'll just wait for the leaked sex tape, providing Royalty do have sex and Royal babies aren't made by lifting your little finger up while sipping tea.
     
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    I have no idea what are you talking about, just responding to the absurd tone of the British poster. Envy? Of what? Fog????? Impossible traffic? Rats in the underground? And oh, my, the adjective "benevolent"used by a colonialist....At least Mussolini gave Etiopia some roads....

    If had not been for the Duchess of Milan they would not even have tennis...

    And I could go on, with the politics of "we are in the EU, but no, we are not really"..........

    Let's go and get some tea........................

    CHEERS!!!

    PS. I am happy to be "citizen of the world", and the best memory I have of the UK was a month spent in a miners'family home, in Straud. I never did well with "stuck up", "spoiled brats", and similars.
     
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    Nah.

    Too busy watching replays of "El Clasico".

    Mourinho sure is sour after that loss.
     
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    All this yapping and no discussion about whether Kate plays tennis?!
     
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    I just don't foresee the royals getting up to watch my wedding. I don't see what's so intriguing about it either. I'm sure you'll be able to watch it on loop if you wanted to.

    We're actually discussing it in the hoppin' tw chat:
    www.talktennis.tumblr.com
     
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    Because I'd rather watch paint dry (or is that watch Nadal play on clay, I can't remember which). :wink:
     
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    First of all, there's nothing wrong with the French language. Haters vont détester. Secondly, Great Britain isn't exactly a shining beacon of civilization historically. Remember that whole forcing-opium-on-the-chinese-to-keep-their-trade-profits-up thing? Finally, the problem isn't with the Queen or Prince Phillip. I think they're charming people who do good for the world. But I just cannot stay all the bull the media shoves down my throat 24/7 when there's more important stories going on in the world.
     
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    True. but the rich and happy man is a myth too. Or rather a nice facade or image put up, while they spend their time at shrinks, counselors, getting drunk, getting high, etc.
     
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    Okay. I managed to stay up all night to see it...I hope I can sleep during the drive today so I'm not completely useless at my meeting. These two are going to make it. It is so obvious they are in love and the fact that they are best friends as well only cements the deal. She was so beautiful it was breathtaking and he was the image of the prince in fairy tales.

    Now, for the cynic in me who was hoping for something unexpected...a sneeze, a nerve-induced vomit, a sleeping Prince Edward...I am actually relieved everything went perfectly. Try as I did, I could not spot my sister in the crowd but will wait for the pics nonetheless. As much as I continue to love Princess Diana, I must admit that she looked so unhappy and uncomfortable and scared on her wedding day.

    Favourite moment: during the blessing when Kate looked up at William and almost burst out laughing and he gave her a sarcastic sneer. You can't make this stuff up. Ahhhh, and when they met at the altar and he looked at her and said "I love you. You look beautiful". *melt*

    I'm glad it didn't rain. The number of people astounded me. I really thought the Queen would wear pink. I laughed, I cried, and I'll pay dearly for this today.

    And for all you terribly negative, nasty, bitter little people who offered their sour grapes into this thread....pfffft!!!
     
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    Kate looked very elegant and pretty so did her sister.

    Was surprised to see Ian Thorpe there.

    Does the Queen usually not sing along to God Save The Queen?
     
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    LOL I wonder what Lee would have emblazoned under the dress if he was still around.
     
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    Sick of the hype in the media. TV channels didn´t show anything but the "Royal Wedding". I rather watched some replays of the SW19 final 2008(watching paint dry) instead of spending even a single minute to watch the boooring wedding.

    However I have to admit that Will´s chick looks pretty awesome.

    Question: Is it true that, the Al Fayet dude was also there???
    I mean that would be kinda surprising and awkward.
     
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    At least one poster who still has something left to enjoy in life.

    I didn't stay up, but I watched all the lead-up programs till I went to bed. I have now become an instant expert on the royal family.

    One heartwarming thing was that Kate had invited the family in her town who owns a small convenience store (respectably called a grocery store). She shopped there often, and the wife once fed her vegetable curry. Name was Mr and Mrs Hash Shingadia I think. It was quite obvious that they were not affluent nor ediucated, and everything about the wife's accent and language and dress at home was, well, the opposite of the royal family. Yet they were invited. They showed him purchasing a suit and her selecting a sari.

    Did you know that Fergie and Tony Blair were not invited?

    My wife woke up early and watched the wedding, but I just saw a few minutes of replay now. We have recorded the whole thing.
     
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    Awh.

    It was all very Disney.
     
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    I wouldn't waste time watching any celebrity wedding on TV. Staying up late for it would be even more insane.
     
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    It was wonderful, both of them seem like very nice people, and great to see members of the royal family of the foremost nation in the world showing just why the whole world loves us. 2 billion people watched, and more would have, but they didnt have the benefit of being able to afford TV as they are not members of the former British Empire and as such have not been able to benefit from the prosperity wealth and rail networks that we bestowed on the world.

    CanadianChic has it right, you just have to enjoy it, even if you are American and thus tired of always looking up at us with envy.

    Its not for everyone, I understand that, just as intelligence and being British is not posible for everyone, but none the less we should try and be happy with one's lot in life.

    I am buying a dinner plate to commemorate it and putting it on the sideboard next to Di's plate.
     
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    Enhanced the post
     
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    There was a similar story that got a lot of coverage in India when Charles married Camilla. Two dabbawallas from Mumbai were invited, don't remember the details. Is this PR stuff, the kind of stuff that makes those "party/gossip" (??) stories

    http://forums.sulekha.com/forums/coffeehouse/mumbai-dabbawalas-for-charles-marriag.htm
     
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    This was not PR, as far as I could tell. It was shown on only one network (TLC). I think they were trying to find out who from her town was invited, and it seemed to be a small place, so they came upon this couple.
     
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    I would have rather watched Nadal play. :)
     
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    Nobody said it was not a myth.

    If rich and happy is a myth, and poor and happy is a myth, I think it is better to be rich, isn't it?
     
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    Please tell me what us Americans envy you for? I guess I am totally jealous of the fact that the US doesn't have a completely redundant royal family? They have no real power, and thus no real use, except to clog broadcasts. I will say that Kate Middleton is very attractive, and the only redeeming fact of the broadcasts. I wouldn't watch it, as Great Britain (why do you still use the first part?) is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

    And I highly doubt any self-respecting brit (you obviously are self-respecting for the wrong reasons) would actually claim as you do; namely that you've given the US, or any other former colony, any of the technology we currently enjoy today. The last time Great Brtain had a significant presence in this country was over 200 years ago, far before electricity and automobiles came around.

    Care to try again? You're not convincing me of your superiority.. I must be an idiot (or you...?).
     
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    http://wharfyouth.org/butcher-grocer-and-postman-delivered-royal-wedding-invite/38523

    Shopkeeper Chan Shingadia аnd hіѕ wife, Hash, perceived thеіr gold-embossed call in final week, аnd аrе right away sport fοr marriage sari аftеr being since thе immature light tο attend іn thеіr normal Indian costumes, thе Mail οn Sunday ѕаіd.

    “Wе?re over thе moon, positively thrilled. we hаνе well known Kate 6 years,” Chan Shingadia tοld thе newspaper. “Shе hаѕ brought William іn οn аbουt 3 οr 4 occasions.

    “Thе really initial time іt wаѕ mind-blowing tο hаνе the Prince іn mу store. Hе lіkеѕ Viennetta ice cream, hе bυуѕ thаt the lot,” thе shopkeeper added.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...est-list-includes-butcher-grocer-postman.html

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    Mrs Shingadia, 42, described how Kate and William regularly pop into the shop to buy Haribo sweets and mint Vienetta ice cream – apparently the prince’s favourite - when they stay at the £1million detached house that has been home to the bride-to-be’s parents for 15 years.
    She said: ‘They were here three weeks ago. Kate showed us her ring and she seems very happy with William. We’ve really got to know Kate. She is really caring
    Mr Shingadia added: 'We're over the moon, absolutely thrilled. What's lovely about him (William) is despite the fact that he meets a lot of people, he still remembers my daughter's name, Meera.
    ‘William came in a short while back when they were going to a friend's wedding in Gloucester. He asked how I was getting on and about my family, and I asked how his grandma was doing.'
    The store has already benefited from the royal wedding announcement, as it is a stop-off on a guided coach tour of Kate Middleton Country. And the revelation that the shopkeepers are going to the ceremony is likely to boost business further.
     
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    His post was meant to be taken in jest. Alas, another example of how the British sense of humor is above the level of most of the world, thus proving him right.
     
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    Kate Middleton is pretty attractive and LOVES tennis!!! That's cool!!!
     
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    You didnt get the joke and are way to sensitive about how great countries are.

    Also let them have their moment. The UK will be a Muslim state within a generation or two anyways. :)
     
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    She has already agreed to be part of a great love match and soon Kate Middleton could be involved in another – as Royal representative at the Wimbledon tennis championships.
    Kate is tennis-mad and is being lined up to take centre stage in the Royal Box during Wimbledon fortnight. She could even take over trophy presenting duties from the Duke of Kent.
    The bride-to-be, 29, is an accomplished player and a regular Wimbledon-goer with her mother Carole.



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...ledon-tennis-championships.html#ixzz1KweL7wYt
     
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    And I thought people talking on their cell phones or texting while driving was bad. :shock:
     
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    Same with Princess Diana. I guess Kate takes after her husband's mother. :)
     

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