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I feel sorry for people who get their sensibilities shaken by comments that oppose their views. Especially when they're not personally aimed at the rattled.

Do you people who are so offended know this couple ? What personal stake do you have in this ?

You only want to read relishing posts, and are hurt by spicy mustard. It's all in your mind people, not singe-ing your tongue !

And, are only those who have something positive to post allowed to remark about this or can those who want to inject humor or rancor about allowed too ?

As someone above stated, lighten up. You take something so impersonal and let yourself get flustered. Ridiculous.

Don't need your pity,I am no bothered by anybody having an opinion, or joke

Yes I was offended by the postage stamp 'HUMOUR'.

My personal stake is that they will one day be 'MY KING & QUEEN'.

Would you find it so amusing if it was member of your family.

PS...Hotplant not humour, Fact..

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Both of Prince Andrews looked awful.... Sad to say they have the same dress sense as their Mother,

she always got it wrong as well...:lol:

Sad attempt at humor...hahahaha :hysterical:

And btw.....they are just as prone to jokes as any public figure. Joy Behar had a Great show last night poking fun at the whole thing, great laughs. Lighten up.

She may have been referring to the style choices of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, the daughters of Prince Andrew and Duchess Sarah. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip appeared tastefully dressed and appropriately composed with a sensible demeanor, as royals should do, as the princesses chattered while seated in the row behind them. Specifically, it was the hat worn by Princess Beatrice that drew attention, with its oversized ribbony motif. In some ways it is quite an excellent hat, but the motif made a very strong statement.

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Wedding Photo (Really lovely)

Bride and Bridesmaid Photo (Awesome)

Guests (Great style)

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Hello SR:

Yes it was the hat the Beatrice wore that was a bit to bold for me...The Queen looked wonderful...Posh Spice's hat was interesting...David Beckham was unshaven but I'm not complaining....Camilla's outfit was nice...the flowers girls looked heavenly...

Juliet

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Not that I get into who what wearing what here or at the Academy Awards, but the ones that looked ridiculous, I gotta laugh out of. Don't remember who it was but may have been one of Sarah Ferguson's daughters, who wore a hat that was described as a pretzel. :bagoverhead: There were others as well, but enough said.

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Not that I get into who what wearing what here or at the Academy Awards, but the ones that looked ridiculous, I gotta laugh out of. Don't remember who it was but may have been one of Sarah Ferguson's daughters, who wore a hat that was described as a pretzel. :bagoverhead: There were others as well, but enough said.

This one of Princess Beatrice? There's a future for her in comedy. We know who the court jester is now, and she does it with an earnest expression on her face. It used to be her mother Sarah who kept people entertained, but then she matured. Beatrice is unforgettably cute with her hat and smile. Perhaps the ladies of the royal court secretly award a prize to the one who makes it to the top of the worst-dressed list.

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This one of Princess Beatrice? There's a future for her in comedy. We know who the court jester is now, and she does it with an earnest expression on her face. It used to be her mother Sarah who kept people entertained, but then she matured. Beatrice is unforgettably cute with her hat and smile. Perhaps the ladies of the royal court secretly award a prize to the one who makes it to the top of the worst-dressed list.

That's the one. Funny stuff. Do you think the rest of The Royals and especially Queen Elizabeth, appreciated her taste in dress for that day?

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I get that there are people on this forum who couldn't care less about the royal wedding. Now, my question is, if you are not interested, then why don't you just leave this thread alone and move on? Quit your pretty pathetic attempts at vulgar humour and sarcasm. It is not funny. In fact, it is exceptionally annoying. There are people like me, who are interested in this sort of thing and that's my choice. For goodness sake, do the decent thing and shut it! :angry: I do not usually lose my temper much around here and I try to be as nice as I can, but this time, something inside me snapped. Can't help it. Sorry.

Bravo, Kiwi-Zep!! Well said!

*stands to applaud*

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Not that I get into who what wearing what here or at the Academy Awards, but the ones that looked ridiculous, I gotta laugh out of. Don't remember who it was but may have been one of Sarah Ferguson's daughters, who wore a hat that was described as a pretzel. :bagoverhead: There were others as well, but enough said.

That particular outfit was by Vivienne Westwood. She is well known for her daring and eccentric designs. Not many people can get away with wearing them. Apologises for turning this into the fashion thread! :D

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"The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States."

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"The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States."

historydocuments.thefreelibrary.com/Declaration-of-Independence

George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820 [N.S.]) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of these two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors he was born in Britain and spoke English as his first language. Despite his long life, he never visited Hanover.George III's long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of its American colonies were soon lost in the American War of Independence, which led to the establishment of the United States of America. His reputation in America was one of a tyrant; in Britain he became "the scapegoat for the failure of imperialism."

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That's the one. Funny stuff. Do you think the rest of The Royals and especially Queen Elizabeth, appreciated her taste in dress for that day?

I think the Princesses had fun with fashion, and their carefree attitude was a good thing. I would imagine Queen Elizabeth may have contemplated the most effective, yet unobtrusive way to impart knowledge on decorum and fashion sense to the Princesses. But I think she may have appreciated Beatrice's taste in dress for that day, the Valentino couture gown, except maybe for the hat designed by Philip Treacy worn by Princess Beatrice. It would be interesting to get her view on the dress designed by Vivienne Westwood worn by Princess Eugenie, which I loved for the vivid blue color and brocaded bodice except it needed only one bow at the neckline and she probably should have worn a necklace to soften the square neckline IMHO. And I liked the dragonfly on Princess Eugenie's hat.

Queen Elizabeth II wore a sun colored dress by Angela Kelly with a matching hat, purse and her signature pearls.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie wore wild hats designed by Philip Treacy. Beatrice chose a Valentino couture gown while Eugenie went with Vivienne Westwood.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in flattering pastels.

Princess Anne dressed well.

Princess Victoria of Sweden beautiful color and one of my favorite looks for this event.

Princess Margrethe of Denmark beautiful color

In keeping with a daytime look, the Queen’s jewels were pitched just right. Pearls around her neck and matching pearl drop earrings sat discreetly against her not so discreet buttercup yellow dress. But where the Queen shows her jewellery savvy is in the choice of wearing a brooch. The brooch is the True Lovers’ Knot that she inherited from Queen Mary in 1953. The flowing lines of the bow are reminiscent of a loosely tied ribbon and you can almost imagine it moving.

Queen Mary's True Lovers’ Knot Brooch

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onlyjewels.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/the-brooch-is-the-key

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_Yc9HKkh5M

Some of Queen Mary's jewels are seen at 4:50.

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That particular outfit was by Vivienne Westwood. She is well known for her daring and eccentric designs. Not many people can get away with wearing them. Apologises for turning this into the fashion thread! :D

No problem. I didn't start this thread so no apology necessary. It's all in good fun anyway.

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Shall we talk about the music selections? I enjoyed all the pieces..some more than others...I WAS GLAD...by Sir H.Parry was the processional....CROWN IMPERIAL by W.Walton was the final tune...I enjoyed the hymns, Guide Me, OThou Great Redeemer...and Jerusalem...

Juliet

PS I sang when they played GOD SAVE THE QUEEN...

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Astray from the topic, I'd bet a c note that if Prince Harry and Dale Earnhardt,Jr. aren't brothers, they're not separated by blood by more than a quarter mile.

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Astray from the topic, I'd bet a c note that if Prince Harry and Dale Earnhardt,Jr. aren't brothers, they're not separated by blood by more than a quarter mile.

I'll see that bet and raise you a 2 liter of Mountain Dew.:rolleyes:

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I'll see that bet and raise you a 2 liter of Mountain Dew.:rolleyes:

They don't look like they're separated by much.

My guess is that Prince Harry drinks something a bit stronger than Mountain Dew, by what we've seen in the tabloids and gossip pages over the years.

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Hello:

Shall we talk about the music selections? I enjoyed all the pieces..some more than others...I WAS GLAD...by Sir H.Parry was the processional....CROWN IMPERIAL by W.Walton was the final tune...I enjoyed the hymns, Guide Me, OThou Great Redeemer...and Jerusalem...

Juliet

PS I sang when they played GOD SAVE THE QUEEN...

Before the Service

Before the Service

The music before the Service will begin with a selection of organ pieces: Fantasia in G (Pièce d’orgue à 5) by Johann Sebastian Bach, followed by Veni Creator Spiritus by the Master of The Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; Prelude on St. Columba Op. 28 by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford and Sonata for Organ Op. 28 (Allegro maestoso and Allegretto) by Edward Elgar.

Following this will be seven orchestral pieces:

Serenade for Strings in E minor Op. 20 (Allegro piacevole, Larghetto and Allegretto) by Edward Elgar

Courtly Dance V: Galliard from Gloriana (Symphonic Suite) Op. 53a no. 7 by Benjamin Britten

Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Farewell to Stromness by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Frederick Delius

Touch Her Soft Lips and Part from Henry V Suite by William Walton

Romance for String Orchestra Op. 11 by Gerald Finzi

Three of these pieces – Farewell to Stromness, Touch Her Soft Lips and Part and Romance for String Orchestra Op. 11were played at the Service of Prayer and Dedication for The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005. The Couple specifically chose these pieces for that reason. The final piece of music before the Service begins continues the broadly British theme: Canzona from Organ Sonata in C minor by Percy Whitlock.

Processional Music

The Service will begin with a Fanfare by The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry to mark the arrival of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Fanfare will be followed by three Processionals. For the Procession of The Queen, Prince William and Miss Middleton have chosen March from The Birds by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. Prelude on Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughan Williams will accompany the Procession of the Clergy, and was chosen for its Welsh echoes. The Couple have selected ‘I was Glad’, also by Parry, for the Procession of the Bride.

Hymns

Prince William and Miss Middleton have chosen three hymns for the Service: ‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer’, words by William Williams, translated by Peter Williams and others, and music by John Hughes. The second will be ‘Love Divine All Love Excelling’, words by Charles Wesley and music by William Penfro Rowlands. The third will be ‘Jerusalem’, by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, words by William Blake. All three hymns have been chosen because they are favourites of the Couple.

The Anthem and Motet

The Anthem, ‘This is the day which the Lord hath made’, has been composed specially for the occasion by John Rutter. It was commissioned by Westminster Abbey as a wedding present for Prince William and Miss Middleton and will be performed by both the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal Choir. Mr. Rutter is a British composer, conductor, editor and arranger who specialises in choral music.

The Anthem will be followed by the Motet ‘Ubi caritas’ by Paul Mealor, a Welsh composer, who is currently Reader in Composition at The University of Aberdeen.

Mr. Mealor’s composing studio is on the Isle of Anglesey, where Prince William and Miss Middleton live. This version of ‘Ubi caritas’ was written on Anglesey and premiered at the University of St. Andrews in November 2010.

The National Anthem will be sung immediately before the Signing of the Registers.

The Signing of the Registers and the Recessional

During the Signing of the Registers, the choirs will sing ‘Blest pair of Sirens’, words by John Milton from At a Solemn Musick, music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry.

Following the Signing, there will be a Fanfare by the Fanfare Team from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. The Fanfare, called Valiant and Brave, after the motto of No. 22 Squadron (Search and Rescue Force) was specially composed for this Service by Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs, Principal Director of Music in the Royal Air Force.

The Recessional, for the Procession of the Bride and Bridegroom, will be Crown Imperial by William Walton. Toccata from Symphonie V by Charles-Marie Widor and Pomp and Circumstance March no. 5 by Edward Elgar will follow the Service.

officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/April/28/Music-for-the-Wedding-Service

Royal wedding: What the music says about William and Kate

-- Marcia Adair

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From an earlier announcement...

According to St James's Palace, Prince William and Catherine have taken a great deal of interest and care in choosing the music for their wedding service. Two choirs, one orchestra and two fanfare teams will be performing at the ceremony:

• The Choir of Westminster Abbey

• The Choir of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, St James's Palace

• The London Chamber Orchestra

• The Fanfare Team from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force

• The State Trumpeters of The Household Cavalry

Their chosen music will include well-known hymns, choral works and some specially-commissioned pieces.

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Prince William & Kate Middleton's Secret Wedding Music Decisions

By Moira Bailey and Tim Nudd

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Royal wedding music shows off Britain's classical greats

By Susannah Palk for CNN

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5u6-CpU-1EY.

Catherine Middleton enters Westminster Abbey and walks down the aisle with her father, Michael Middleton, led by the Dean of Westminster

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Silver rider:

Thanks ...you are so knowledgable....

I will start saving 'cause I want to go to Harry's wedding if and when that ever happens...hopefully in my life time...I've never been in the UK.....I want to walk up and down the Mall...

Juliet :coffee:

PS That is tea in my cup....straight...too early for a shot of gin... :lol:

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Silver rider:

Thanks ...you are so knowledgable....

I will start saving 'cause I want to go to Harry's wedding if and when that ever happens...hopefully in my life time...I've never been in the UK.....I want to walk up and down the Mall...

Juliet :coffee:

PS That is tea in my cup....straight...too early for a shot of gin... :lol:

You're welcome, Juliet. That may be a while. He's still a bit young, though he has a steady girlfriend. They had fun at his brother's wedding. The best thing is not to worry about it and just enjoy each day as it comes. They're both very young.

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Yes, the music was outstanding - thanks for the info. "Jerusalem" is such a powerful song. It makes my heart swell and I'm not even British. I learned yesterday that Sir Hubert Parry composed the music as an anthem for the women's suffrage movement, which makes me love it even more.

And how about the trumpet intro to "God Save the Queen"?! Dang! Very cracking tune.

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The now Famous hat worn by Princess Beatrice, a Philip Treacy creation, is being Auctioned on eBay.

At the moment it is up to £75,000, all proceeds will be going to, Unicef and Children in Crisis.

Here it is in all its glory....;)

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If anyone want's to Bid you have got till Sunday....:D

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The now Famous hat worn by Princess Beatrice, a Philip Treacy creation, is being Auctioned on eBay.

At the moment it is up to £75,000, all proceeds will be going to, Unicef and Children in Crisis.

Here it is in all its glory....;)

Princess-Beatrice%E2%80%99s-royal-wedding-hat-300x187.jpg

If anyone want's to Bid you have got till Sunday....:D

Having a hat that makes me look like Medusa may actually come in handy one day. :D

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