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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2018, 08:36:16 AM »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #61 on: February 12, 2018, 12:16:39 AM »
I prefer the Cromwellian solution for the royals.
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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2018, 08:12:03 AM »
So, are you getting excited as the time grows ever nearer? The whole thing, admittedly, does seem to be degenerating into some kind of fiasco.
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« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2018, 08:31:32 AM »


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« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2018, 08:35:50 AM »
So, are you getting excited as the time grows ever nearer? The whole thing, admittedly, does seem to be degenerating into some kind of fiasco.

A fiasco compared to Charles and Diana? I hope Markle's mentally unbalanced father does manage to walk his daughter down the isle. Where will it be, Westminster Abbey?

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« Reply #65 on: May 16, 2018, 11:15:38 AM »
So, are you getting excited as the time grows ever nearer?

Oh yeah, I've already lost my night sleep over it...  ;D

Seriously now, I couldn't care less.
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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #66 on: May 16, 2018, 11:43:14 AM »
Nice replies guys - thanks
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I think to avoid echoes of Charles and Diana the wedding is in Windsor. I should know really  ::)

Yes, Windsor Castle.
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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #67 on: May 16, 2018, 01:22:51 PM »
Can't imagine anything more boring--except maybe the Academy Awards, Superbore, and/or Beyonce and Kayne West worship. The Royals (some of them at least) must be schiting themselves because Megan is 1/4 black or whatever. F-em!

She is certainly very pretty and seems like a nice enough young woman--let's hope she doesn't have an *accident* like Lady Diana.

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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #68 on: May 16, 2018, 01:25:01 PM »
Nice replies guys - thanks
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I think to avoid echoes of Charles and Diana the wedding is in Windsor. I should know really  ::)

Yes, Windsor Castle.

Windsor was named after "Windy Castle" in Peppa Pig, no?

This is what happens to you when you have a toddler.  ::)

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« Reply #69 on: May 16, 2018, 10:24:18 PM »
I wish Meghan and cousin Harry all the best on their wedding day. I guess the reason I didn't get an invitation is that Harry and I are not frst or second cousins but 10th cousins.  :(  But it is nice to see that he is marrying a native L.A. Lady, like myself. Congrats cuz!  8)
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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #70 on: May 17, 2018, 01:54:03 AM »
Windsor was named after "Windy Castle" in Peppa Pig, no?

This is what happens to you when you have a toddler.  ::)


I...uh.....enjoy watching that show from time to time

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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #71 on: May 18, 2018, 10:37:17 PM »
So, Prince Harry is to be the Duke of Sussex from today.

Surely I should now be appointed as GMG Forum's Special Royal Correspondent - at a nominal salary of course.

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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #72 on: May 19, 2018, 04:43:30 AM »
What did Camilla have on her head????

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« Reply #73 on: May 19, 2018, 06:49:40 AM »
I've caught on TV the very moment when they were sworn in as husband and wife, then some glimpses of their carriage tour of Windsor. Nice. Wish them happiness and all the best --- just as I wish each and every just married couple.

Still, I can't help but wonder: would William, as direct heir of the British Crown and future King of Great Britain, have been allowed to marry a mulatto woman? Would the British royals have swallowed the idea of a future mulatto King or Queen? My guess is in the negative. ;D
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« Reply #74 on: May 19, 2018, 07:57:12 AM »
And the music at the royal wedding ?
British teenage cellist Kanneh-Mason played three pieces accompanied by an orchestra: "Apres un Reve" by French composer Gabriel Faure, "Sicilienne" by Maria Theresia von Paradis and Schubert's "Ave Maria".

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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2018, 08:20:58 AM »
And the music at the royal wedding ?
British teenage cellist Kanneh-Mason played three pieces accompanied by an orchestra: "Apres un Reve" by French composer Gabriel Faure, "Sicilienne" by Maria Theresia von Paradis and Schubert's "Ave Maria".

To my everlasting shame, I overheard a moment of the "Ave Maria" and thought to myself "Wtf --- do they play funeral music on this occasion?" only to realize the very second after what it really was...  :-[

And yet I dare call myself an unrepentant and unabashed Schubertian...  :laugh:

Oh, and was that really a Coptic bishop delivering a short sermon?
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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #76 on: May 19, 2018, 08:58:29 AM »
What did Camilla have on her head????
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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #77 on: May 19, 2018, 09:03:44 AM »
I've caught on TV the very moment when they were sworn in as husband and wife, then some glimpses of their carriage tour of Windsor. Nice. Wish them happiness and all the best --- just as I wish each and every just married couple.

Still, I can't help but wonder: would William, as direct heir of the British Crown and future King of Great Britain, have been allowed to marry a mulatto woman? Would the British royals have swallowed the idea of a future mulatto King or Queen? My guess is in the negative. ;D
I'm not sure, although the Royal Family's survival is connected with their ability to move with the times.
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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #78 on: May 19, 2018, 09:16:04 AM »
the Royal Family's survival is connected with their ability to move with the times.

Moving with the times might very well mean Mr. Charles* William Windsor-Mountbatten being elected --- or rather not --- as the 1st President of the Second British Republic.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

*Given Lizzie's longevity, Charles' reign will probably last just the time needed to sign his abdication in William's favor...  ;D AFAIC, he's more than welcome, though, to be crowned as Charles III of Romania.  :P
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Re: Royal Wedding.
« Reply #79 on: May 19, 2018, 01:31:42 PM »
I don't recall any modernist music being played at the royal event.  Why not?