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Imageirisarian
Apr 29, 2011 12:41 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Watched the rebroadcast on BBC America. J=2 & I consulted on the phone a couple times when she got home from work. The wedding dress was beautiful & stylish. Didn't care much for most of the hats. & the poor headgear which Princess Beatrice wore was dreadful. The poor child has no dress sense, have seen her dressed up before.

Of course I watched the horses. The greys looked a little bouncy. the horse guard mounts are probably more used to crowds although ears showed that none of them were upset. Have a good party, Neil.
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Imagekareoke
Apr 29, 2011 12:42 PM CST
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Thank you Connie, it is a Saphire.
I wish I were there to celebrate.
ImageJumper2
Apr 29, 2011 8:39 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Huron, OH
I saw them exchange their vows early this am(6am) watched the rebraodcast on BBC America when I came home from work. Loved the dress, hated the thing Pricess Beatrice was trying to use as a hat.
ImageNEILMUIR1
Apr 30, 2011 2:47 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Beatrice's hat if that is what you wish to call it was either a very bad mistake or a badly timed joke! The row over here now is not about some of the Hats as I admit they were awful, it is about the Brides dress! Some of the dress designers who never got the job of doing any of the dresses for the Wedding started this by saying the dress was fat too plain. Now I admit not to being the best in the world at fashion, but Sarah has good tastes and so does my mother. When Kate stepped out of the car at the Abbey and you got to see the dress they both said it was fantastic and suited Kate to the ground.
So did the people at our House, they loved it as it suited her, down to earth I think.
They all seem to judge Kate against Princess Diana and that cannot be done, as they are totally different people. I think it upset some people as William & Kate had a lot to do with their Wedding, which is the way it should be as it is their day. Some of the old die hards who like to run everything from Buckingham Palace did not like that at all.
William was criticized for having the RAF Historic Flight with the Lancaster and Hurricane plus Spitfire fly over, why I ask? William is the Patron of the RAF Historic Flight, his grandmother is the Queen who was brought up in the second world war and remembers these Historic aircraft. It is known the Queen loves to see the Lancaster and her beloved planes, so William did it, here grandma this is one for you and the people!
I thought the way this young couple managed the old tradition with the new was great! The taking of his fathers Aston Martin and driving to Clarence house was brilliant, although to the Police it must have been a security nightmare.
We are glad it did not rain for them or the millions from all over the world who came to see the Wedding.
Totally done to perfection in front of 2 Billion people around the world who saw it on TV!
I admit I wished to smack one dress designer who I hasten to add did not design any of the dresses, as he criticized the flowers in The Abbey at Clarence House and around the Queen Victoria memorial. He claims that they were the wrong color and did not have enough modern feel about them. I don't think the volunteers from the National Flowering Arraigning Society or the Royal Parks would agree with him. Neither did anyone here as we thought they were well done and Kate asked for what she wanted and it was her day!
The UK partied into the early hours this morning, and rightly so, a few hangovers are around.
Just hope the press leave the young couple alone, and do not hound them like they did to Williams mother.
Regards to all.
Neil.
Imageirisarian
Apr 30, 2011 5:32 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
From this side of the Atlantic the whole affair looked wonderful. The bride's dress was a big hit to everyone. You can't depend on the photographers to leave the couple alone. They don't get paid unless they get a picture. the print press themselves have 'royal specialists' I know. The base where he is assigned to might help, but I doubt it.

From a garden standpoint the fact that all the trees have their leaves helped out. (Not a design, just a normal situation) as our leaves in New England are still in the process of appearing. I would think that the public is so charmed, that those who criticised the designs might lose business. After all the Queen is the grandmother of the groom & she would never presume to worry about someone else's wedding designs.
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murielw1
Apr 30, 2011 12:53 PM CST
Considering the guests were going to a Royal Wedding, you would have thought they were going to ascot (Race course) some of the outfits were just not fitting for such an occasion.
Catherine looked beautifull and the little bridesmaids were so sweet in their outfits. watched it from 8:30 am till when the Wedding party came out onto the balcony.

I have been busy today, managed to get some more things sorted in the garden this afternoon, then remembered I had forgot to buy some things being a holiday weekend.
Pleased you all enjoyed the wedding.
Group hug Muriel
ImageNEILMUIR1
Apr 30, 2011 1:17 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Muriel, I got a bit of flak off an American on cubits until Doris stepped in. Plus a few others, nice to know we now have another new Brit amongst us!
Love.
Neil!
ImageJaeRae
Apr 30, 2011 2:10 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
what, where?
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
ImageNEILMUIR1
Apr 30, 2011 2:18 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Jamie, on here http://cubits.org/cubits/thread/view/28976/
Hugs.
Neil.
ImageJaeRae
Apr 30, 2011 4:44 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Hummm....I wasn't even aware that that thread existed but I frequent so many already that I typically don't find time to look around. It's unfortunate though Neil, that you felt you were getting 'flak', I didn't read it that way so much as discussion. I did enjoy your contributions. I always appreciate the pride that you show. I DO sometimes think that those of us born here get blamed for our existence though... Hilarious!

On topic, I saw it as discussion because people here probably really do not understand. This country has some deficit in education about history partly I think, because our school system does a minimal job of tying subjects together well. Yes, we are taught American history and World history but otherwise focus is loose and, related courses such as economics, general politics, literature, geography, and such are taught in separate classes by different teachers and curriculum is not coordinated well. It has long been an issue of mine, but alas!

Just last week Doris and I were discussing an email I sent her with photos of the Queen with 11 different of our presidents (some with 2 terms). I was able to (don't tell anybody) recognize all of them whist appreciating her presence throughout. You would probably enjoy it too.

Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imageirisarian
Apr 30, 2011 6:44 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
It was more of not understanding, rather than 'flak'. Also as a matter of the Duchess of Cornwall who was blamed in some news as being the cause of all the Charles/ Diana situation. There was fault on both sides as there usually is.

As many of us don't understand European history, Those in Europe don't understand us. So againa problem for both sides.
Petalpants
Apr 30, 2011 9:18 PM CST
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX
Haven't ever seen that Thread before, as there are so many, I usually just stick to 3 or 4 places around here... I think people were mostly just talkin' about different Cultures--- hard to Understand a country's ways, politics, etc. unless you've lived there and studied all about it, I think. But it's interesting to learn things about other places! Hurray! Group hug
ImageNEILMUIR1
Apr 30, 2011 9:23 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Jamie & Lucy, there is more on there as the lady in question says she like to live in a Democracy! I have tried to point out that our Houses of Parliament is the mother of all Democracy.
Now Petalpants (Connie), has just put a post on saying she does not understand the Politics of both countries! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
In a way many people don't, as most politicians promise everything to get your vote and deliver nothing once elected!
Regards.
Neil.
ImageNEILMUIR1
Apr 30, 2011 9:24 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Sorry Connie we cross posted.
Group hug
Neil.
Imageirisarian
May 1, 2011 11:19 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Does she think that the monarch has power? She needs a bit of study. The way the thugs went after the Prince of Wales was stupid. He can't even vote. I suppose they went after anything they could catch.
murielw1
May 1, 2011 12:37 PM CST
The person you are talking about, should have a history lesson on both europe and States, There have been some things that we did not understand, so one ask's, like I did with Charleen, now I understand a bit more.
Instead of quessing, just ask, I was told you are never to old to learn, from my Grandma and Mum.
Group hug
Muriel
Imagekevin51
May 1, 2011 12:43 PM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
Thumb of 2011-05-01/kevin51/9cc299
Good to see a new thread as when I see a new one I know it holds lots of great info.
Too, I wish to congratulate all you British on the Royal wedding. I overslept for about an hour (4:00a.m. our time) but was glued to the TV. You British absolutely know how to plan a do.
I wanted to share with you the bloom of my Pyschopsis. FINALLY, I didn't get bud blast but forgive the dreadful photography. After the tornadoes and destruction and so many deaths that occurred so very near me and south of my little hometown in Mississippi, the bloom of this rather unusual orchid is a treat.
L.
Kevin51
ImageJaeRae
May 1, 2011 1:34 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Muriel, you make a good point. I think though, with all of the mix here sometimes parents didn't even know. One part of my family appeared without record as young children during WWII and had the names of their adoptive families but after some research, their orignal names (as they knew them) were quite surprising. Another part has some French Canadian, which itranslates as native American, I have found. Our histories are distorted by the various terms of immigrations and diluted by wars. I recall being very coinfused as a child when I asked the difference in governments, I was taught that Christ was King so then how could I understand what a king or queen was in an unfamiliar government? Both families and schools were ill- equipped to explain.

You are right about asking questions though. Because I neither knew 'how' nor was given the means as a girl, I did not go into college until my late twenties when I could support it myself. I was a bit shy though with all of those younger students who no doubt, knew much more (I thought). I learned though that once I gained enough courage to speak my questions in classes and post lecture discussions that I was NOT wrong to ask for information and/or clarification. I learned this because other students would stop me at the exits and say things like, "Boy, am I ever glad you asked that question, I was lost until you did!" Ha! ...and many of them had gone to much higher tax-bracket schools than I!

Kevin: I am happy for your photo and that you are well, you're area has suffered much destruction both natural and by human error in the last few years. Thank you for your thoughtful post; it grabbed my heart.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
murielw1
May 1, 2011 2:06 PM CST
One of my family, second cousin on my late Mums side, is doing the family tree, i have asked when she has completed it, could I have a copy, will pay for it, so much research gone into it. She has been putting it together for years, Got a phone call from my cousin sheila's, asking about my dad etc. so I know I may have to wait a good while.
Imageirisarian
May 1, 2011 2:09 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Glad that you are safe, Kevin & hope that your neighbors are as well.

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