Ella,I can understand why you would want to do this and it is so generous of you to set up a site for us as I would greatly miss this ongoing conversation we are having!
Opps. So I signed in under my Google account (Kathryn) but it's showing me as Blogging Berkeley, which is a blog I own but don't actually use. Anyway. Just wanted people to know that I am one and the same!
I wonder if you can change the name you post under in your Blogger settings, Kathryn.
Hey, I think I figured it out! Let's see if this lets me post.
It worked! Thanks, Ella, for the new site.
Hooray! Glad it worked! :)
Ella thank you so much for the new site.
You're more than welcome! Also: if anyone has any suggestions for features they'd like to see or alterations they might enjoy, let me know. I'd be willing to see what the blog platform would allow us to do.
Here's a comment to get people started - apparently Majesty magazine is doing a documentary about prince Harry and they want people for a documentary they're making who are "Harry Fans". Here's the tweet.MajestyMagazine Joe Little Television documentary on Prince Harry's fans. If you'd like to be involved, we'd love to hear from you via @EmilyLovesHarry20 Jul Favorite Retweet Reply
Testing to see if I was able to change posting name.
eonline E! Online Kate Middleton: Does Prince William Worry She's Too Much Like Princess Diana? http://eonli.ne/nyVGup21 Jul Favorite Retweet Reply
Think this just great! Thanks for not abandoning us like another site did. I don't post often but read this blog every day faithfully.
Thank you, Ella!
No problem - I love reading everyone's comments, too, even though I don't get time to join in very often. Didn't want to leave anyone high and dry!
Watching the itnnews video. Love the part where they are looking at the dress, veil and tiara and it sounds asthough HM is talking about what happened with her tiara on her wedding day (at about 30 seconds)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHbOK0IVALQ
@Kathryn: That was awesome!
I dont seem to be able to click on any links What am I doing wrong?
It looks like Blogger requires HTML tags for links in comments. Here's how you do it: 1. Add the following tag, removing the asterisk: <*a href=""><*/a>2. In between the "", put your link: http://rwekdiscussion.blogspot.com/ 3. In between ><, put text: RWEK Discussion So the whole thing should look like this (without the asterisks: <*a href="http://rwekdiscussion.blogspot.com/>RWEK Discussion<*/a>Without the asterisks, it should show up like this: RWEK Discussion
Otherwise, you'll just have to highlight the URL, copy it, and paste it into your browser.
<*a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHbOK0IVALQ">HM and Duchess of York view dress display<*/a>
opps remove the *!!!!!HM and Duchess of York view dress display
Yep, it's clickable now, Kathryn! Hooray! :) (But I'll bet you mean "Cambridge" there, hee.)
OOOOOh, my bad! Yes, I did mean Duchess of Cambridge What was I thinking -- cause that other ain't ever doing to happen, is it!!!!
Great idea, Ella! On mobile devices, it was getting rather impossible to scroll down, LOL! The Duchess looked lovely today, and I don't think we should read much into the Queen's offhand comment about the "horrid" mannequin.
Hello? Testing. It's Dash, by the way...Here's a video capturing the Queen's "horrid" remarksQueen & Kate + horrid remark
Let's see if I can post a direct link - demotix demotix Alarm at lack of security at Prince William air base - RAF Valley | Demotix.com http://fb.me/15luqxd3D
Aw - the link takes me back to here - how did that happen? Here's the original link =http://www.demotix.com/news/762183/alarm-lack-security-prince-william-air-base-raf-valley
I'm going to try the direct link again.GMA Good Morning America Kate Middleton's wedding gown goes on display <*a href="http://abcn.ws/qeFTJ7">GMAtape<*/a>
^^^ Oh, I give up - it's too hard. I'll just have to leave the links plain instead of a direct link.
Take the asterisks out, and I think you'll have it, AJ.
Okay - I've also added a graphic to the sidebar showing the tags you need to use to post clickable links. I hope that helps. It just takes patience and practice.
I'll try again. It's the link to the ABC video on Kate's wedding dress.http://abcn.ws/qeFTJ7
Hey, I think I got it.
Hooray, Rman!And AJ, LOL, these links are frustrating, aren't they? Do just what you did in a post above, but without the asterisks:GMAtape
Well, it was very nice to see the Queen & Catherine together today. They seem to get on very well and shared a few laughs.
Hi, everybody--test post. I kind of agree with the Queen about the display. The first time I saw it, I thought the dress looked ghostly, without a head holding up the veil. But I'd call it "eerie" instead of horrid. I also wish we could see closeup of the detailed needlework--I'm a huge needlework fan! Thanks, Ella! :)
I think the lighting gave the dress that ghostly like feel because the Queen's wedding dress display was headless too. I think other than that, the Queen loved the display. Rebound, you can see closeup pictures of the dress at the official Royal Wedding Dress website. http://tinyurl.com/3qmcezq
Live link to Royal Wedding Dress Web siteRoyal Wedding Dress
It's good to see people transition over. Thanks, Ella. I'm glad it's pretty fast, too! If you don't mind, I'm going to tweet this link in a while.And please excuse and coding errors. I'm playing to see which HTML worksWelcome to the new discussion siteZara weds Mike Tindall on July 30Kate is pregnant! (that's a joke btw)
MailOnline Daily Mail Online Royal Wedding: Kate William and Prince William recreated in scarecrow form: Findlay Farmer created a replica of ... Scarcrow royal familyhttp://bit.ly/nMVhDY
Hi, everyone! Glad you're making it over. Feel free to play around a bit to see how things work.I'm going to clean up some of the posts that have been removed by the commenter, so if you see the comment number going down, that's why.
Norway attacksKing Harald's ResponseQEII's statement of sympathy
I finally saw the BBC video on the dress. LOL at the Queen talking about the Faberge collection: "Oh no, heavens no, nobody can afford these things these days." And the horrid comment was rather cute.
The scarecrow Royal Wedding is a hoot and a half! I love Grace Van Cutsum!
@Lilypad: Indeed I thought HM was rather adorable on how unguarded her remarks were. And my goodness, Kate sure is chatty. Not sure if it's her defense for being a bit nervous, but she sure talks and asks a lot of questions, which is actually nice to see.
Wowza! Prince Harry is looking quite dashing @ Ascot today!
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Eureka! It works!
Just found out Amy Winehouse died. This world is going crazy.
RIP Amy....man I loved her music. She had so much talent
Hey gang! I'm here. This is fun:)
Event organiser Peter Phillips stays well clear of sister Zara before a competition on his perfect weekend-My perfect weekend: Peter Phillips
In regards to Norway - I said something about their royal family, my sister said she didn't know they had a royal family - and I drew a blank. Who are their royal family?
It’s also time for the Duchess of Cambridge to sit for her official portrait that will be placed in the National Portrait Gallery. A benefactor has come forward to pay the £100,000 cost of having her first official portrait taken. It will be a very important image as it will shape our image of the Duchess as history progresses.Official Portrait Commissioned
Thank you Rman and unknown for the links to the wedding dress site! The podcast shows the embroidery in great detail and I was able to pause and admire. The needlework is exquisite! And the detail about the dress construction was very interesting. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
@AJ: The Norwegian royal house consists of King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Haakon and Mette-Marit also have a younger son, Prince Sverre, and Mette-Marit has a child, Marius, from a previous relationship. The king and queen also have a daughter, Princess Martha Louise, who is married with three daughters.
^^^ That's right - I thought it was the family with Mette-Marit in it. Thanks!
The charity set up after Diana's death is now winding down - but her former equerry believes that it never really represented the essential simplicity of her charitable instincts in the first place- By Patrick JephsonThe Princess Diana Memorial Fund: a legacy that went awry
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Norway.
I don't know if this has any new information or not, but I notice they've re-posted this article.*ETA; Never mind. It says "your HTML cannot be accepted; closing tag has no matching opening tag:A" no matter what I try. Here's the article I wanted to post.Not your average two-bed cottage... William and Kate get 'starter home' in Kensington Palace grounds Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2018127/William-Kate-starter-home-Kensington-Palace-grounds.html#ixzz1SyPttnoG
A super awesome article about our favorite Princess. It seriously has to be the best article I have read about her...and from The Mirror of all publications. What Kate Middleton does next: Housewife who would be Queen
Oh wow, W&K moved into Nottingham Cottage within the Kensington Palace (KP) grounds. It is directly across from apartments 8 & 9...William's boyhood home and the residence of his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. If you're like me, visuals always help. This is a link to an earlier DM story of the apartments that were available prior to W&K making their choice. Scroll down to the second graphic:Bird's Eye View of KP
I forgot to mention...Nottingham Cottage is #10 in the picture. Diana's former home is #5.
KP Apartment article from AJ post
Wow, I'm on a roll!Since Nott Cott won't per their permanent London base, here's what I'd like to see. I'd like them to move into Marlborough House down a few masions from Clarence House on the Mall. It's high time that that important property come back into the Royal fold. Quite frankly they need it. If W&K can reclaim Princess Marget's old digs (Apt. 1a), then I'd love to see them do it with Marlborough House. I've read chatter that when Prince Charles becomes King, he may choose to stay at Clarence House and use Buck House as "the office."
Hi everyoneJust trying to get inked back up again. Testing .....
I think the ideal apartment for the Cambridges when they start up their family will be Princess Margaret's old apartment.
The Royal Family and Britannia are to be reunited for next weekend’s wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall- Zara to hold pre-wedding Britannia bash on former Royal yachtHow exciting that we will get a chance to see pictures of the royals back on the Royal Yacht. It will be the first time for Autumn & Catherine.
'Kate is involved with the Storybook Wings project, which encourages serving mothers and fathers to record bedtime stories for their children to listen to when they are overseas,' says an RAF source-The Duchess of Cambridge is involved with Storybook Wings project
From Kate to Catherine: Dignity and smiles 'in the eye of the storm'.Article from the LA Times
Let's try this one.
Just found out the Spencer Tour will be coming to my area this fall. I can't wait to see Diana's wedding dress! Has anyone else seen this tour? The promos make it sound like a lot of Spencer, but I think Diana's wedding gown alone will be worth the price of admission.
I really like these earrings. I suppose they were made to go with the engagement ring.Diana's diamonds: William gives Kate his mother's favourite earrings By DAILY MAIL REPORTERLast updated at 3:18 PM on 24th July 2011Read more
Good Morning,AJ, I too like those earrings on Catherine. Those are the earrings from the SAUDI ARABIAN DIAMONDS AND SAPPHIRE SUITE that the late princess received from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in the 80's. Originally, the diamonds were part of a watch that was included in the suite. Diana took the watch apart and made them into earrings. There are more to the piece but Catherine just wear the single diamond cluster.
They are really lovely in the new setting. I think the wires make them a bit more versatile (towards the causual) Although the DM article says she wore them for the first time at Wimbledon. Looking through the web site What Kate Wore, she actually wore them first (at least publicly - as far as I can find) at the DoE's 90th birthday celebration.
I'm trying to get my link up. This is just a test
See more of the late Princess's SAPPHIRES here-SAUDI ARABIAN DIAMONDS AND SAPPHIRE SUITE
Reactions from people seeing the wedding dress.ARTICLE
Yes, bluefire, you are now on to chat. Lilypad5, the reviews of the dress sounds pretty good.
Kate was on high street Kensington on Thursday... the day before she & the Queen viewed the exhibit at BP:"I asked for a picture, she politely declined saying "I'm really sorry I can't..." I told her that I understood and that it was lovely to meet her. "From City Girls & Paper Dolls BlogKate also went to Zara. "woohoo, she came in today to our zara and bought a woman silver jacket and basic simple white skirt with black sides... she was sooo nice and humble... she had people watching after her and they approached us with strictly "no pictures" position She was wearing really simple though, black leggings and a light off white jumper with some letter on the front, she looked kind of sporty, like after a practice - but her hair were perfect and she had her famous strong eye make up. She had almost all customers watching and seemed to be trying not to look at anyone or cause too much fuss."From The Fashion Spot====P.S. If anyone notices anything strange with my links (popup adverts or affiliate redirections, please let me know. thanks)
Does anyone know if the £250,000 cost of Catherine's dress quoted in the Daily Mail is anywhere near reality?
Kathryn, I guess that the real price of the dress. Some reports were saying different numbers. I thought the palace wouldn't release that kind of information.
@Kathryn I think that estimate is incredibly high. Right after the wedding the highest number I saw fashion "experts" throwing around was 50k and that was by far the highest. The palace has said they won't release the amount.
Lilypad5. Yes, rightly, the palace should not release the amount. As I understand, Catherine's parents paid for the dress and so it was a private purchase. I always thought the six-figure number bandied about was the total contribution the Middleton's would make towards cost of wedding and not just for the dress. So far, the original source for the £250,000 price tag seems to have been NOTW!
That sounds like a miserable shopping experience. I love shopping and that would turn me off the activity pretty quickly. Going out for her seems like a complete chore.
The Queen is being loaned a nice yacht for her JubileeARTICLE
More on Stewart Parvin (and 5 brides who loved their SP dresses)ARTICLE
Oops, Stewart Parvin is the designer rumored to be designing Zara Phillips wedding gown.Will Mike Tindall wear a kilt? ;)ARTICLE
Awww - I want this. Does the Queen Wear Her Crown In Bed? Her Majesty to bring out first children's book to answer favourite questions
I couldn't imagine going shopping and people just staring and snapping pics of you without you knowing it. Kate is way better than me because for one I get angry when people even try staring at me lol....and don't do it while I'm eating. You're just asking for it!
Me too, AJ! It looks adorable. :)
@BreakingNewsNorway's royal court says Crown Princess Mette-Marit's stepbrother was among killed in island massacre - AP
^^^ It's sad - the DM has a picture of her crying at the memorial ceremonies. Norway's royal family touched by tragedy: Crown Princess's step-brother was killed in island gun massacre
A chip off the old, old block: Prince Harry hands out the prizes at King George VI Stakes at Ascot (the race named after his great grandfather)
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Thousands queue around Buckingham Palace to see Kate's wedding dress up close
Bluefire, your comment was just posted.
This story just keeps getting sadder. Crown Princess of Norway sobs for her hero stepbrother who died shielding 10-year-old son
Has anyone heard anymore about PW and Kate going to Australia this year or PH coming to the US as part of his military training? Both stories just kind of dropped.
We're fire and ice, says Zara's groom: Mike Tindall says their different characters make them a perfect match
I've had a previous post deleted (?), but I'll give this another go....Prince Philip attended the recent Jordanian royal wedding, along with the Queen of Spain and other senior royals. He flew privately on his own dime. A picture:PICTURE
I haven't deleted anything, Lilypad, so apparently the internet just whisked it away or something?
Fergie dragging her daughters into her reality showARTICLEAnyone watch this?
@Ella No worries, it was a silly post clarifying my Parvin dress post (Zara's alleged dressmaker) and included an article about Mike potentially wearing a kilt. Nobody is missing much, I just wasn't sure if I broke some rules...
AJ, I think it was mentioned that the Cambridges will most likely make a trip down under next year to help celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next year. They will be doing some traveling for those celebrations. I think it was mentioned that Harry will train here in the US in the fall. Lilypad5, I saw a clip of that episode of 'Finding Sarah' and she didn't drag Beatrice & Eugenie into the series. I think that was the final episode or something and they were just talking about their mother and who she really is and not the person the tabloids like to paint. Just two daughters telling the truth about their mother.
@Rman I didn't see the whole episode. I only read the DM article and saw this clip of Sarah finding out about a bad event and Eugenie being upset about it (as discussed in the article). I hope Beatrice wasn't crying because she was upset. The girls should have been left out. :/
The Queen is paying for the days the Palace of Holyrood is closed for Zara's wedding. I also read somewhere that the Queen will not be attending the cocktail reception on the Britannia. I wonder if that's true.
Lilypad5, I don't know, I'm thinking if the reception is for family then the Queen would attend. I haven't read that though.As for the Yorks, I think the girls are now old enough to make their own decisions and I think if they want to stand up and tell the world the truth about their parents then they should be able to do so. I now know that Beatrice & Eugenie aren't those same little girls who had no other choice but to sit and watch the media tear their parents apart but they are now young women and they have a voice and I can't say that I blame them for standing up for their mother.
@Rman It's possible that the Britannia reception is for the "kids" and HM is simply letting them party. We'll see. Re B/E, while I agree they're old enough, imho, the clip I saw wasn't Eugenie having a voice, it felt exploitative for ratings.The new Hello! has some interviews related to the wedding display (e.g., jewelers, cake makers) and tour (e.g., photographer, Dragon boat racer). A couple of interesting clips:A blurb from the Getty photog who commented on taking pics of Kate.A blurb from the Dragon boat racer
When is the Queen's jubilee celebrations? Are they during the summer?
@Lilypad: Thanks for those clips from Hello! Magazine. I love reading personal accounts from people. And I totally agree with that photographer in that William & Kate never seem to pose for the cameras and are mostly about meeting people. That's the way it should be.As for Finding Sarah, does anyone agree that the show seems to be a flop? No one seems to be talking about it. I'm not sure what the ratings say. I also felt that Beatrice & Eugenie's appearances were unnecessary and were mainly put out there to help create meaning to the final episode. I know they are different people and were probably very willing to help their mum, but I find it really hard to imagine HM or the intensely private William doing the same thing to their children. I never agreed on parents exposing their children in reality shows, and this is no different. That said, I'm glad Beatrice & Eugenie weren't overexposed, and that Sarah made sure NOT to talk too much about the royals or about the recent royal wedding.
Charles? He’s just a snake-oil salesman: Professor attacks prince on ‘dodgy’ alternative remedies
Good Morning,Lilypad5, I guess the reception could be be for the young royals and friends. We just have to wait and see how that will go. There hasn't been any official statemements on guest and times, as far as I know of.I did read some reviews about 'Finding Sarah' and some people seem to like it and she's speaking to an audience that know where she's coming from. I don't think it's really meant to be a very popular series but it's seems to be more of a simple show about Sarah's journey. Sarah, didn't really talk about the royals but what I did find touching and true was when Sarah mentioned to Suze Orman that she haven't spent Christmas with her daughters in about 10 years or something and she said somehow accepted it. Suze made sure she pointed out that wasn't okay and Sarah has to speak the truth about it not being okay. I think that's a major problem Sarah have to overcome, stop accepting the beatings from the system. This is the same beating that Diana went through. Diana too had to spend Christmas away from her sons when she separated from Charles and wasn't invited to Sandringham for the holidays. Diana would spend Christmas alone at Kensington Palace and ,in my opinion, that was wrong. That's was hurtful to her and it too hurt Sarah. Sarah also went on to mention that she miss her family (royals) and that she miss the Queen. They have always got on pretty well. Although she and Andrew are divorced, they are still family and I can understand that she miss them in her life. She seemed pretty happy to talk too Sophie at Andrew's Garter investiture.
@Dash I should mention that the photog blurb was not the entire comment and came from Chris Jackson at Getty. If you are interested in anything else, let me know!There's also a several page spread and interview with Fergie in Hello! She traveled to her mother's home in Argentina for the spread and posed for several pics in outfits and with her stepfather's relatives. I think the whole thing was done to "correct" any misperceptions about her mother that may have occurred on her reality show...
The Duchess of Cornwall becomes President of the UK Vineyards Association
It's disappointing to see Sarah Ferguson using her children to garner public sympathy in much the same sort of way Diana did. I can imagine Diana doing this sort of stuff if she were still alive.
I love these rooms at Buckingham Palace-Buckingham Palace Virtual RoomsNext I think they should add that ballroom, Bow Room and then start adding rooms at Kensington Palace, Balmoral and Sandringham.
Monaco royals suing over break-up rumours: lawyer
Richard Palmer-So Zara and Mike's wedding in Edinburgh on Saturday is a private event but it's costing the taxpayer £500,000 to police. Hmmm....Yes, there will be coverage of arrivals and departures but nothing from inside the church.25 minutes ago
Do we know what time the wedding is?
soprano, I haven't read anything about what time the wedding will take place. I'm thinking between 10am-12pm. I could be wrong about that though.
I'm watching Obama sign a condolence book at the Norwegian embassy, and it occurred to me to ask - did PW, PH or any of the royals do something similar this week? Anyone know?
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Zara Phillips warms up for her wedding day with a £60 facial... and by exercising 'like a demon'
Yet another article on Kate & her influence on the fashion economy (includes interview with different brands & how she's caused major sellouts)...The Kate Effect
Wedding raises royal revenue to £41m record level
^^^ That's the second time my link hasn't worked - I'm going to try it again.Jennifer Aniston to Prince William; Bald is Hot
^^^ Got it! Maybe he should tell her back that wrinkles, brown hair and fat are attractive - so she should stop with the botox, hair dye and 4 hour exercise routines. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
well i finally here after my sister figure out how to get in.. im sad about what happen to norway i really love the new hello magazine.. and i think prince albert denied all the rumours about them and i love the personal message of duchess to wimbledon centre and love the comments of elaine quigley
The intelligent, efficient perfectionist: Kate Middleton would have made a 'great teacher' says leading handwriting expert
Bluefire, the events in Norway was very sad indeed.
Fiddling peer won’t pay up(Kate Middleton has held her first event at Buckingham Palace. Ahead of the opening of its summer exhibition which showcases her wedding dress, the Duchess of Cambridge hosted a reception for family and friends, as well as those who helped on the big day. Along with the Middletons, guests included Rose van Cutsem, dressmaker Sarah Burton, floral designer Shane Connolly and cakemaker Fiona Cairns. The only royal to show was the Countess of Wessex, whose daughter, Lady Louise, was a bridesmaid.)
I did hear there was a Buckingham Palace viewing for the bridal party on the Wednesday before the opening. Didn't know Kate hosted a reception for the wedding team as well. That's really nice. Glad to hear the Middletons were there. I don't want to see her family disappear from her life now that she's married.As for the "Kate would make a great teacher" handwriting analysis, didn't anyone else think that while watching her interact with students from Inner City Kids?Prince Harry & "new girlfriend" Flee were reportedly at the Kimberley Music Festival in Norfolk around 10 days ago. Maybe they are together after all. Wondering if Harry will spring a surprise date come Saturday.Looking forward to Zara's wedding. I hope we get more pictures & coverage than what they're saying.
Here's hoping that I can get through this time, blogger was being a pain about logging me in.... glad to see everyone again and thank you Ella for giving us a new home ;-DI think that the prices bandied about for Kate's wedding dress are in line with what custom couture would cost. I'm sure Sarah Burton is a smart businesswoman and realizes that the added press and prestige of having done the wedding gown will bring her (already successful) house more business, so perhaps that had some play in the price as well. But we'll never know will we?I didn't mind the display of the dress, it's a bit ghostly without the head but I think if they had tried to make it like a Madame Tussaud display that would have been stranger. I only wish they had used a mannequin that was flesh-colored or provided some contrast so as to see the lace details better.I'm glad that Kate had a reception for everyone who helped make the day lovely, that was very nicely done!I know the Hello! spread was nixed but I hope we do get some photos and coverage of Zara & Mike's wedding...
Video:Meeting Prince William and Kate at Peake's Quay in Charlottetown, PEI, CanadaI don't know if any of you have seen this video of William & Catherine in Canada but you can see how much fun they were having interacting with the crowds. Also, some of you ladies can get a close up view of the earrings Catherine was wearing.
BethBG, I think the wedding dress display was great but I think the problem is with the lighting and them having it in such a large room as the Ballroom. The room is too dark, despite the over head lights and the dress should have been up against a background of some kind. I really don't think the headless mannequin was the problem because even the Queen's wedding display was headless but it was up aganist a background though and glass covered.I think having such a white dress in a large dark room is giving the beautiful dress that ghost like look but despite that, the dress is a big hit with the thousends that are lining up to see it.
Well, Richard Palmer mentioned yesterday that there will be some coverage of the arrivals and departures for Zara & Mike's wedding on Saturday. I'm hoping lots of pictures will be taken too. I also think some members of the public should at least have a chance to see the royals and bride & groom arrive and depart the wedding. This is the Queen's first grandaughter getting married and people want to see it.
For my fellow Faberge lovers out there...Royal Faberge on Display in Buckingham Palace
The Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall visit The 130th Sandringham Flower ShowThey also took a look at The Royal Wedding Exhibit at the show.
Sadly, from Camilla Tominey:Zara's "private" wedding proving an conundrum. Reporters not allowed outside church. No order of service being released.Stewart Parvin, who everyone knows is designing the dress, not commenting as he's not been confirmed as designing the dress:( I really hope there's more than that.
Goodness, you would think that all the royals would be up in Scotland by now for the wedding!
I'm hoping that there would be some coverage of this wedding. I can undersatnd them not wanting the media inside the wedding but I think that's going a bit overborad on not having any reporters at least outside. This wedding is costing the taxpayer £500,000 to police, some reporters should be outside. Princess Anne and Tim's wedding was private but there were some reporters outside the church and photographers. I wonder if there will be some media coverage of the family arriving and departing the reception on the Royal Yacht? I'm kinda getting turned off of this wedding and Albert & Charlene's wasn't that great either. I think the tabloid rumors kinda ruined that for me and that was sad. It seems like Zara & Mike should have got married in one of the private chaples or staterooms in the royal palaces. That would have been extra private.
I was at the checkout line, and Kate's either pregnant or anorexic - depending on which tabloid you want to buy. Oh, and PC and Camilla are getting a divorce.
Regarding Zara's wedding...I was recently in Edinburgh and there is no back entrance (e.g., alley) to the church, so everyone must arrive via the Royal Mile and really through the front door. Reporters have been paying residents for use of their rooms overlooking the Royal Mile, so I assume there should be pictures of arrivals/departures (either on foot or by car/bus) from the church. Also, one of the reporters said a couple of photographers had been invited to the Palace to capture arrival/departures.AP video was released of Peter's wedding - entrance and exit to church - outside of the Hello! deal(YouTube search it) so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case here as well.As far as what the public will see...it depends on where they put the barriers and whether people will be allowed on that segment of the Royal Mile at all. I also recently visited the Britannia. You enter it through a tall shopping mall, which is up against the water. I can't recall if there is any position that would enable you to see arrivals/departures. I don't think there's a good spot, but maybe there is...
Did anyone see my last post besides me? It was long and wordy and about Zara's wedding?
Video:Prince Andrew marks 5th visit to N.W.T.I see Andrew had a good time in Canada and even shopped shaving for awhile.
Lilypad5, I don't think I saw it.
I wonder where is Lisa these days? I wonder if she knows the site changed?
Pictures:Princess Royal and British Prime minister David Cameron attend the' London 2012 - One Year To Go' ceremony in Trafalgar Square on July 27, 2011 in London, England. The one year countdown to the London 2012 Olympic games was marked with a unique ceremony in Trafalgar Square, with IOC President Jacques Rogge inviting the world's athletes to compete in next summer's games.
Pictures:Prince of Wales rides an eco-bike as he attends The Earth Awards Exhibition at Clarence House on July 27, 2011 in London.
Lilypad, I'm not sure what's going on - I read your post, because it came through my e-mail as a new comment notification. I'll see what I can do.
@Lilypad5No I didn't see you post.
Okay, problem solved - it was caught in the spam filter. Why, I have no clue, but it should be up now!
Hmmm - wasn't there a story about how Chelsy was banned from Zara's wedding when she was still with PH? I have a feeling of déjà vu from this story.Prince Harry's Girlfriend Shunned from Royal Wedding
Will William and Kate Carry the Olympic Torch Next Summer?Duncan James Wow just heard via @deanpiper that prince Harry and his friends came dressed up as me and the boys for a party! check it
The wedding dress designer to the late Princess of Wales, David Emmanuel was interviewed on a Welsh radio show and he was talking Diana's dress due to the fact that Charles & Diana 30th wedding anniversary is this saturday. He mentioned that Catherine's dress was very elegant and regal. He then mentioned that he thought Diana left her wedding as a princess but Catherine arrived as a princess. He said that it seems like she's in control and very confident. He also went on to mention that he was invited to tea and to have a look at the dress at Buckingham Palace. I don't know if Catherine invited him or the palace because he didn't say who extended the invitation. He made such nice comments about the late princess. Lilypad5, I was thinking that the guest would board the Royal Yacht Britannia by walking up the yacht's stairs or plank like they always have. I know the royals are usually pipped on board the yacht.
@Rman Lol, they'll probably walk up the ramp, but the yacht is still on the other side of a private mall with no public access between the yacht and mall as far as I recall. Maybe off to the backside there is something, but here are some pics:PICTUREPICTURE 2PICTURE GALLERY
Very interesting pictures, Lilypad5. I think the royals will use the main side that they always used to board from.
How to keep up with the WindsorsI guess you can say that this article includes some valuable information.
I found this part of the article rather interesting-“Marrying into the Royal family is like tackling the toughest obstacle course on the Duke of Edinburgh Award,” says Michael Thornton, author of Royal Feud, which lifted the lid on the antagonism between the Queen Mother and the Duchess of Windsor. “Unless one is well prepared, one is on a hiding to nothing. If you don’t happen to be an extremely tough one-off, like the Queen Mother, and refuse to be ruled by all the courtiers, then God help you. “Those courtiers can be lethal. I put that down to the Queen having this rather extraordinary diffidence, whereby she doesn’t seem to take immediate, decisive action, thereby leaving the courtiers with more to say and do than when the Queen Mother and King George were in charge.” Which means any new arrival who puts a foot wrong can expect to be savaged by pack of tail-coated terriers. Top of the list of gaffes is calling the Queen “marm” (to rhyme with smarm), rather than the correct “mam”, to rhyme with ham."
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Richard Palmer-I've been told there's no media or public access to see the happy couple and their guests at Britannia.1 hour ago via web Don't count on colourful coverage of Zara and Mike's wedding in the British press. They're not letting us near the church. We'll do our best2 hours ago via web It's a 3pm kick off, I believe.1 hour ago via web So it seems like we don't have that much to look forward to on friday and saturday.
Richard Palmer-The Aston Martin used by Will and Kate on their wedding day is on show in the Clarence House garden, which is open for free on Sunday 10-6.2 hours ago via web Charles's dark blue convertible Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII runs on surplus wine - two words that imply senseless waste to me.2 hours ago via web
Will we at least see if Zara wears a veil or a train? Or get a close enough picture to know what Kate is wearing? Or if Harry brings a date? See Bea's hat?Dear me, there BETTER be pictures. Summers usually bring royal news droughts, but there can't be a royal wedding with no decent pictures. We've waited years for Zara's wedding (and it'll be a few years yet before we see another royal wedding, IMO), so dear God, give us something! :)
Zara Phillips wedding: Edinburgh's narrow streets have room for crowd of just 1,500, police chief warns"The couple will hold a brief drinks reception on Friday night on board the Royal yacht, Britannia, which is docked on the Firth of Forth. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will not take the opportunity of boarding the decommissioned ship, choosing instead to travel down from Balmoral on Saturday morning."Dash, I think we will get pictures but I think the photographers will have to secure a good spot. I see a lady (Tourist Elaine Ives)at the Sandringahm Flower Show caught a glimps of Camilla in her dressing gown and Charles fixing his tie through a bedroom window at Sandringham. The lady waved and Camilla waved back. Camilla met Mrs Ives later during the show. Sd:"Oh, so it was you, was it? I hope you didn't have any of those big lenses," That's a funny story and very nice of Camilla to wave at the lady but I wouldn't want to see Camilla in a dressing gown, lol.
'She's a foxy filly!' New Pippa Middleton documentary claims to reveal details of relationship with Harry
I wonder why Zara & Mike chose to have their wedding in Edinburgh instead of Aberdeen at or near Balmoral? These are the types of questions that would have been answered if this was considered a royal wedding.
Thanks for the links everyone! Lilypad, I can see your posts no problem.
Still pushing the Harry/Pippa stuff are we? *throws hands up* I can't...I'm done.
Just a quick question. Does everyone have to type in a CAPTCHA to post a comment? Just want to make sure I'm not alone.
@Tot88: Yes, we all have to and Google randomizes them so they are different every time. It's very similar to buying tickets from TicketMaster. In order for you to proceed with the transaction, you have to type two weird non-words. At least here, it's only one weird non-word. = )
An interesting little tidbit about Kate sprucing up the new KP digs...apparently it doesn't smell very good. Check out the story here.
Aha! Thanks Annie
@Tott88 - I have to type in the security code, too, and I'm not particularly interested in the Pippa documentary - I think they're frustrated because they can't get any pictures of him with the girl whose supposed to be PH's new girlfriend, so they're just recycling the wedding pictures. I'm more interested in seeing the "PH's fans" documentary - I wonder if they will show it in the US?
@AJ It wasn't directed at you, I was saying it to the "journalists" who keep talking about it like it really happened :)
From the BBC Round UPAlso believed to be attending are Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay, the recently wed Earl and Countess of Strathearn, Prince Harry and the Earl of Inverness and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Oh, not the BBC round up. BBC NewsCrowds expected to gather for Edinburgh royal wedding
Pictures of final preparations for Zara's wedding.
I have no idea if this will show up or not, since everything I've posted has disappeared at some point. I guess I'll have to ditch my "lovinlorne" handle and go with a different one. Rest assured, it's really me! LOLWhile I'd be happy to see a picture of Will, Kate and Harry, I don't have that much interest in Mike and Zara's wedding. So if there aren't that many pictures, I'll live. LOL
@lovinlorne Maybe you're spam like me.... O_O ;P I think Ella can take you out of spam status.
Maybe. I was able to post two things as myself(lol), but when I tried to post a third time, it said that it "couldn't verify my open ID" or some such thing and refused to post.So who knows.
This is obviously unconfirmed, but in the past couple of days, there have been around 3 tweeds from vacationers saying Will and Kate are on holiday on a boat around Greece. With Pippa and James spotted at Gatwick on Monday, I wouldn't be surprised if WK joined the Middletons on their annual summer holiday. Would be nice if they did. I guess we'll see if they show up tanned tomorrow...
Prince Harry to get the comic book treatmentRoyal Roundup: ‘Crazy About Pippa’ TV Special Coming to TLC
How to keep up with the Windsors
Good Morning,Kathryn, I'm kinda used to refering to Charles & Camilla as The Duke & Duchess of Rothesay when they are in Scotland but now I have to get used to refering to William & Catherine as The Earl and Countess of Strathearn when they make visits to Scotland. Dash, I hadn't heard about William & Catherine on holiday with James & Pippa but if they went, I hope they had a good time. I look forward to seeing them at the wedding.Speaking of weddings, today would have been The Prince of Wales & late Princess of Wales's 3oth wedding anniversary. I'm sure the royals are thinking about that today. I'm just imagining what kind of party William & Harry would've thrown for their parents if they were still married today. Just thinking about that.
Charles and Diana: the Wedding of the Century, ITV1, previewMarking the 30th anniversary of the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and the Prince of Wales, ITV1 looks back at that day in July 1981 from the viewpoint of the other people involved.
Pictures: Princess Anne views Edinburgh University library the day before her daughters wedding. She is due to be installed as Chancellor in a few weeks time.
Regaleyes Mark Stewart- Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall joined by the Princess Royal at their wedding rehearsal57 minutes ago Amongst Royal arrivals at Edinburgh Airport The Duke of York, Princess Bea and Princess Eugenie and Dave Clarke along with The Wessexs1 hour ago The Earl and Countess of Strathearn, William and Kates Scottish titles are flying from Manchester Airport to Zara and Mike's wedding1 hour ago
Pictures:The Duke of Edinburgh visits British soldiers in the Athlone Barracks in Paderborn, Germany, 29.07.2011Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall seen at there wedding rehearsal in Edinburgh, Scotland.
There's a report that Catherine will be a bridesmaid at Zara's wedding. Don't know if that's true though.
I'm not quite sure about this, but I think the only royals whose titles change once in Scotland are the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. They become the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay. Prince William and Princess Kate are "just" known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge no matter which British territory they are in.
SkyNewsRoyal-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived for the pre-wedding cocktail party, just moments after Zara and Mike Tindall1 minute ago Kate arrived in a green knee length dress and Zara in White off the shoulder dress35 seconds ago Zara & Mike have arrived at their pre wedding bash. #Kate here doing her recycling bit in green DVF dress she wore in LA #duchessofcambridge3 minutes ago via web
Sorry, the last tweet was from Mark Stewart.Annie, William & Catherine's titles may change when they are in Scotland. Then I could be wrong. Maybe Ella knows? the BBC is what pointed out the title change and another article did the same. William & Catherine's titles represents England, Scotland and Ireland.
SkyNewsRoyal-Prince Harry has arrived alone at the cocktail party, without current girlfriend. No invitation for her to the wedding?5 minutes ago even the stills cameramen say they are too far away for decent shots - our tv cameras will have it, on sky news shortly5 minutes ago
I was looking at the pictures of the Royal Yacht and there's just too much going on around the Yacht. I just find it sad that the Yacht is no longer in use to the royals.
RE: the Scottish titles, I'm with those who have only seen the Rothesay title switch-a-roo in Scotland previously. I was surprised by the source (BBC Scotland, I think?) that referred to W&K as the E&C of Strathearn and to Andrew as the Earl of Inverness. Can't remember seeing Andrew referred to by his Scottish title in Scotland before. Maybe others do remember?
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