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Wedding Harry and Meghan

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42 minutes ago, Conquistador said:

Just FYI, but those of us who have served greatly appreciate the support that civilians provide military personnel. Even those who "clean out shower drains" (something that doesn't happen when the troops are in garrrison, BTW), are providing valuable support because the servicemembers can focus on training and doing their jobs. 

 

Thanks for your support, Jeremy. 

 

Congratulations and best of luck to Harry and Meghan. 

 

I'm obviously not allowed to say openly what I did, but it was pretty critical map stuff. 

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I think Charlie should bang Meghan’s mother. 

 

What a plain dress. She surely could have gotten that for a lot less money. 

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I was going to skip it, but my German husband wanted to watch! Made lunch through the arrivals but am glad, upon serving lunch by the tv, that I sat down and watched the ceremony itself. Why? I was reminded of...home. The choir singing 'Stand by Me,' the bishop from Chicago's delivery style of his more than wedding worthy sermon (reminded me of a Texan Baptist minister turned English Lit. professor I so enjoyed hearing as he lectured at my alma mater), the joyous sound of the gospel choir's voices emerging from the darkness of the church portal and  following the married couple as they stood outside the church in the sunshine. What I found sad was Meghan's mother, who sat seemingly abandoned if not quasi excluded on the other side of the aisle from the royals. It looked like she was utterly overwhelmed by the who situation and yet no one sat right next to her to offer any kind of support, that I could see or notice from the German tv camera angles at least. We also didn't get to see her leaving the church to see who escorted her off to the celebrations afterwards. :( Wonder if she will be included in future royal to dos or not?

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The only guy who knew how to dress was George Clooney.

When I saw the other guys I understood what "morning suit" means: jacket and vest but you can leave your pyjama trousers on.

Men with tatoos and sun glasses at a Royal Wedding? I first thought it was Jack the Ripper. Some people can wear what they want and be very rich,you immediately see lower working class.

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Yes, David Beckham with all his tattoos is lower working class.

 

@cybil: Meghan's mum left the church alone. Was shown on BBC. She was the only one invited from Meghan's dysfunctional family.

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4 hours ago, jeremytwo said:

 

I'm obviously not allowed to say openly what I did, but it was pretty critical map stuff. 

I know the great significance of what you did, Jeremy, but the point I wanted to make clear to those who look down on it is that even those civilians who do manual labor perform valuable tasks. 

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2 hours ago, LukeSkywalker said:

 

 

@cybil: Meghan's mum left the church alone. Was shown on BBC. She was the only one invited from Meghan's dysfunctional family.

That is just terribly sad. Someone should have been there for her! 

 

Was the 'American contingent' all on one side of the chapel and the English on the other? If so, I guess the aisle of the Westminter chapel could be seen as the Atlantic Ocean. What a great gulf to stride down. I believe the bishop from Chicago was also positioned on the 'American side,' if one looks at it that way. 

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1 hour ago, Conquistador said:

I know the great significance of what you did, Jeremy, but the point I wanted to make clear to those who look down on it is that even those civilians who do manual labor perform valuable tasks. 

 

Yeah I know what you mean Conq. Those who've never been on a US base have missed an experience. Wouldn't have missed it for the world, and it was right around 9/11. 

 

23 minutes ago, cybil said:

Was the 'American contingent' all on one side of the chapel and the English on the other? If so, I guess the aisle of the Westminter chapel could be seen as the Atlantic Ocean. What a great gulf to stride down. I believe the bishop from Chicago was also positioned on the 'American side,' if one looks at it that way. 

 

Haven't had time to read the papers yet, but that African American preacher stole the show I hear.

 

Only downside of the day was having that Kay Burley on Sky News trying to look sexy. The only Western woman I'd like to see in a full Saudi burka.

 

I also felt sorry for Becks having to attend with that Posh Spice who was sadly born without a smile.

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1 hour ago, cybil said:

That is just terribly sad. Someone should have been there for her! 

 

Was the 'American contingent' all on one side of the chapel and the English on the other? If so, I guess the aisle of the Westminter chapel could be seen as the Atlantic Ocean. What a great gulf to stride down. I believe the bishop from Chicago was also positioned on the 'American side,' if one looks at it that way. 

Just wondering what the viewing figures in the USA were./...sometimes I reckon there may, ironically, be more affection for the British royalty there than in the UK. I wouldn´t be surprised if German viewing figures were high-ish, either.

 

PS: didn´t watch but caught the news the US Bishop was going viral ...so listened to /watched a recording of that..inspiring guy!

I would, quite seriously, be interested to know what Afro-Americans thought of it and think of it with the bride being half Afro-American. Marrying into Anglo-monarchy...et al.

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1 hour ago, cybil said:

Was the 'American contingent' all on one side of the chapel and the English on the other? If so, I guess the aisle of the Westminter chapel could be seen as the Atlantic Ocean. What a great gulf to stride down. I believe the bishop from Chicago was also positioned on the 'American side,' if one looks at it that way. 

It's just protocol.

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1 hour ago, john g. said:

PS: didn´t watch but caught the news the US Bishop was going viral ...so listened to /watched a recording of that..inspiring guy!

I would, quite seriously, be interested to know what Afro-Americans thought of it and think of it with the bride being half Afro-American. Marrying into Anglo-monarchy...et al.

 

Looking at the guest list, I was struck how many mixed races there were. I also saw a Bollywood star. It was a truly mixed wonderful experience, and they blended with the best of American culture. I'd have been proud to be American today.

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My invitation never arrived, jeremy!:P Bloody Greek post office!!!!  So useless!!!!!

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6 hours ago, cybil said:

...What I found sad was Meghan's mother, who sat seemingly abandoned if not quasi excluded on the other side of the aisle from the royals. It looked like she was utterly overwhelmed by the who situation and yet no one sat right next to her to offer any kind of support, that I could see or notice from the German tv camera angles at least. We also didn't get to see her leaving the church to see who escorted her off to the celebrations afterwards. :( Wonder if she will be included in future royal to dos or not?

 

"Dressed in a pale green Oscar de la Renta dress, with a neat hat, an emotional-looking Ms Ragland sat alone on the bride's side of the chapel for some time.

As the witnesses were called to sign the register, Ms Ragland appeared to accept an outstretched hand from Prince Charles with some relief."

 

BBC

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Another star today was the building and grounds of Windsor Castle. I drooled when I saw the lawns. I'd love a decent lawn like that.

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When the lawns are mown with that square pattern the Queen is the only royal allowed to move up and down, across and diagonally.

 

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