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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."

 

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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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I thought Meghan's mother was adorable.   It is is easy to see her as "alone" but, who knows, maybe she is absolutely fine with that?   Perhaps she might not want any companion being put through the wringer, or subject to scrutiny?  And so on.   Lots of projection there.   And depressing that a woman attending an event on her own is seen as an object of pity, I had thought we were beyond that.  

 

And, of course, she was at least there, unlike the other mother.  Perhaps she was happy to count her blessings as her only child won the lottery of life?

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19 minutes ago, hooperski said:

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

 

 

Oh no, what did you go and do that for?

 

"Make the White Queen run so fast..."

 

 

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6 minutes ago, swimmer said:

I thought Meghan's mother was adorable.   It is is easy to see her as "alone" but, who knows, maybe she is absolutely fine with that?   Perhaps she might not want any companion being put through the wringer, or subject to scrutiny?  And so on.   Lots of projection there.   And depressing that a woman attending an event on her own is seen as an object of pity, I had thought we were beyond that.  

 

The Daily Mail's coverage of the build up to this wedding was absolutely horrible. Every half day they showed her father and they wrote horrible stuff about them. May be Meghan who is a media star is actually better prepared for the media interest than we think. I honestly reckon being born into that royal stuff today is like a prison sentence. 50 years ago it was freedom and they could fly to anywhere and be anonymous, not now though.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 5/15/2018, 11:54:55, Jonny said:

So does King Ludwig of Bavaria but he's been dead for ver 100 years.

Bavarian government pays about 15 million euro annually to the Wittelsbacher family. Bavaria is a republic since 1918, and this kind of agreement was signed with the king and the Wittelsbacher back then.

 

So, even if UK becomes a republic you will still pay the royal family.

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21 hours 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. 

 

16 hours 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. 

 

Yes, but these civilian supporters should not EVER roam around Internet forums proclaiming "Semper Fi!!" and pretending to be some sort of Marine.

I cannot forgive that.

 

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20 minutes ago, Metall said:

Yes, but these civilian supporters should not EVER roam around Internet forums proclaiming "Semper Fi!!" and pretending to be some sort of Marine.I cannot forgive that.

 

Loads of groups have used it as a motto most pre dating the US Marines, presumably this is okay?   But I also feel kind of sorry for these people who feel the need to live in this particular  fantasy world,   I understand wearing a regimental tie when you are not entitled to is frightfully bad form, old chap, but they tend to attract ridicule rather than rage.  So often  they give themselves away like this guy did.  Really over egged the pudding.

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11425203/The-Walter-Mitty-Hunters-exposing-fake-veterans.html

 

 

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