Who is staying up all night for the wedding?

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  1. sureshs

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    Carpool?................
     
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    Speaking of beauty, I got to evaluate all the royals yesterday. I liked Diana the best, and the present Queen when young was also very good looking, in the old-fashioned sense of beauty.
     
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    Didn't know about her keen interest in tennis, can't help but like her even more.
     
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    Breakpoint is looking forward to Nadal being awarded this year's Wimbledon trophy by Kate.
     
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    Oh, now you're just too funny! :)
     
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    I don't know which is more annoying:

    The sickeningly sweet anecdotes and exaggerated adulation coming from most media outlets,

    or,

    The haters who get their panties bunched up for the fact that a Royal Family even exists. Angry and bitter that traditions and customs they feel no part of are followed and covered with great interest by so many.

    At least I know there is a purpose in the former, which is selling ad space.

    Luckily, I can tune both out.
     
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    Haha, spot on! ;)
     
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    I only saw the highlights, but here are my observations. I liked William's red uniform-most military dress uniforms are black or navy blue, and that was a surprise. As for Kate, she should have AT LEAST worn some big, expensive jewelry to show she was becoming a royal. I loved the lace sleeves and collar on her dress, but other than that it was rather plain looking. :( Anyway, I wish them a long and happy life together.
    BTW her sister Pippa looked way prettier.
     
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    Excellent!! This was the fav. moment I mentioned. There was obviously some inside joke between the two at that part of the blessing. What struck me is that regardless of how public the ceremony was, you could tell the two were completely in the moment together...very intimate.

    It would be very poor manners of the Queen to sing a song blessing herself. It would be the equivalent of singing happy birthday to yourself at your own party with your elbows on the table followed by a faceplant in the cake. The English monarchy are very well mannered.

    Yes and neither was Obama which perhaps is one reason behind the underlying American resentment. Harper was invited but due to the upcoming election could not make it...yet another reason for me to hate the Liberals.

    Haha. Post of the thread!

    I was hoping to be a backseat sleeper but had to converse there and back so am in a zombie-like state right now. My driver did text through the four hour drive though. At one point he had me trying to return a text but I am really bad at it so he ended up pulling over at a gas station to finish the communication. I just may be the last non-texter in the world.
     
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    That was racist.

    Or something.

    Probably.
     
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    From my perspective, I don't know what was not to enjoy. It was big show, historical, and had a real breakfast at Wimbledon charm. They also seem like an honest and humble couple. When Kate cracked a smile at the "for richer or poorer" part, I thought it showed their real human side. On the surface of things, they earned my respect. Good luck to them.
     
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    The security forces spent their time using 'police state' powers to arrest people dressed in zombie outfits and others singing 'we all live in a fascist regime' - usually quite a banal leftist political cliche but proved right on this occasion.
     
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    Unless Federer is in the final playing Nadal, she won't even show up if only Nadal is in the final. She's way too proper and lady-like to be into listening to loud grunting and watching butt-picking. That's only for the grunge girls. :shock:
     
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    Are you for real? Coz I really want to smoke what you are smoking :).
     
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    Ah, that's probably because mom and dad don't have that kind of cash for big-expensive. The jewelry she wore were wedding presents from her parents, which probably mean/worth much more to her than any big-expensive.
     
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    LOL. Actually, i heard a lady saying it's being shown on the BBC News channel (in India), so i guess even those unfortunate Asian countries that did not get to be ruled by the British were still fortunate enough to see the Royal Wedding. Lucky buggers after all ! Justice, at last.

    Good to know they are both tennis lovers. The Royal Wedding and Andy winning Wimbledon in the same year will make this Great for Britain.
     
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    Worth remembering the Middleton family aren't rich, so couldn't afford anything regal themselves in terms of jewellery. She even had to borrow the tiara from the Queen.

    But I think this summed up what was happening; a member of the Royal Family marrying a 'commoner'. I'm no fashion expert, but the simplicity of what she was wearing was intentional I feel.
     
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    The Middleton family is extremely rich, but obviously not in the Queen's league. Her family paid for her earrings.
     
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    I wouldn't say they were extremely rich - very well off perhaps.

    Either way, the point is they're not in the league that could afford the uber-expensive jewellery CCNM is referring to.
     
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    I´ll watch a british royal wedding only if it´s held on tle AELTC Center Court and officiated by the venerable umpire Fred Hoyles.
     
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    Thanks a lot for civilizing us and all that. But could you at least learn to spell correctly! My eyes are bleeding reading your posts :D
     
  23. slice bh compliment

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    Tres bien. Great line there.
    I didn't see the wedding. Was is good? Did you cry?
    Is one of the networks going to televise any highlights?
     
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    I thought the highlights happen after the wedding? At least in my part of the world.:)
     
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    She will have the privilege of shaking hands with him after his butt picking throughout the match
     
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    Supposedly, 2 billion people watched it. That is 1/3rd of the world's population!

    In terms of ostentatiousness, it was nothing. Many weddings in India and Europe are much grander. This would fall into the cheap category.
     
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    I had better things to do, like not doing anything at all.
     
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    Where's the IRA when we need them? :)

    Why this event received the incredible amount of attention that it did thoroughly mystifies me. While I wish them well, I couldn't care less.

    Marriage is the grave of love (Italian proverb).
     
  29. Polaris

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    Ok, upon reading this again, I think this is sarcasm. The alternative is just too scary. :) .
     
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    Hhahah, awww yeeeahhh...

    The dinner plate thing was hysterical.
     
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    lol
    Wow !!! Sounds true to me. :(

    What was that? Since i did not see the wedding, I missed this joke.
     
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    Lol, that's funny Sureshs. Actually, you're right, there are very lavish weddings everywhere. I thought it was a nice wedding and they seem very happy, which is the most important thing.
     
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    I did not watch it either, hahah, I was just laughing about ProgressoR's last line about getting a commemorative dinner plate and placing it next to another one he already has.

    Commemorative dinner plates are one of America's cheesier/tackier things. We love our kitsch.
     
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    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01757/weddingPlate_1757251i.jpg

    http://img.bfdc.co.uk/stamps/w530/1981_RoyalWedding.jpg

    http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/de...sh/8e/a2/8ea2c479bdb58d39db22c7e3340bc1da.jpg
     
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    ronaldo, nice ones, man. But in America, we'd have more airbrushing.

    Oh, and the royal wedding and JP2 sainthood ... reminds me of the time Diana's death coverage and retrospective overshadowed that of Mother Theresa.
     
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    Our Royal Couple, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36g_8LfkVY0
     
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    As a Frenchman I'm proud we took care of our "royals" a few centuries back - now living in the states I am at a loss to all the coverage and love as didn't we there a revolution a few yrs back and kicked out the poms. Heck one of the local Houston TV stations sent a full crew to London to cover the event????
    Honestly why do we care about a bunch of VERY rich ex Germans that currently occupy Windsor and some of the best real-estate in the UK?
     
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    Imagine the ratings the Reign of Terror would have received if they had TV in the latter 18th century. :)

    We now go live to CNN's Biff Headbasket for live coverage of King Louis XVI 's beheading.




     
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    Didn't even know about it till this morning.
     
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    Better yet - imagine the girls on the View or the talking heads on whatever show wondering what dress Marie Antoinette would be wearing to her event.
     

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