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Old 04-30-2011, 08:11 AM   #61
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:23 AM   #62
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Kate looked stunning. The dress was perfect, very reminiscent of Grace Kelly's in 1957(?). Some fashion commentators have said it had "nothing new" but it would be hard to beat that dress for sheer elegance.

And then there were the cousins. Ewww!
I liked the cousins hats they were fun along with many other hats. Kate is stunning as was the dress. Overall I was surprised how much I liked watching the wedding. Although it was not nearly as much fun as being at Charles and Diana's wedding.

CNN coverage was decent, although it was a huge mistake to have Anderson Cooper do it, talk about a duck out of water. Piers Morgan as Brit was pretty fun, but seriously wedding coverage so be primarily or even exclusively female, with some allowance for gay fashion designers or hairstylist.

The one thing that really struck me was when Anderson Cooper remarked their were more than 75 cameras in Westminster more than the 20 or so covering the Super Bowl. Piers Morgan quickly pointed out the Superbowl viewership is only 100 million or so and the wedding was 2 billion.

Of course being a good capitalism, I immediately wondered why they Royal family didn't take the opportunity to sell sponsorships.

I am rooting for Kate to become queen.
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What wedding?

Just kidding.

I've been a bit busy this week, so I did not watch any of it. I saw a few short clips here and there on the news stations. Yawn.

I really have no desire to be publicly scrutinized for every utterance or outfit or nose blow, so no, I would not want to trade places with Kate.
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If every night, a chef cooked me chocolate pudding (not instant, but regular) made with milk, I'd trade places with Prince William in a hearbeat. And, does anybody here know if a prince gets to lick the chocolate pudding stirring spoon? (I have no idea why I'm asking you guys. As if you'd know).
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CNN coverage was decent, although it was a huge mistake to have Anderson Cooper do it, talk about a duck out of water. Piers Morgan as Brit was pretty fun, but seriously wedding coverage so be primarily or even exclusively female, with some allowance for gay fashion designers or hairstylist.

The one thing that really struck me was when Anderson Cooper remarked their were more than 75 cameras in Westminster more than the 20 or so covering the Super Bowl. Piers Morgan quickly pointed out the Superbowl viewership is only 100 million or so and the wedding was 2 billion.
I woke up early and watched on BBC because I figured that the home team would have the best camera angles. Once in a while I surfed around the other channels. CTV had Tracey Ullmann as a panelist. She was hilarious!
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This is my favourite picture. The kiss, of course.....but check out the expression on the 3 year old flower girl!
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...but check out the expression on the 3 year old flower girl!
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This is my favourite picture. The kiss, of course.....but check out the expression on the 3 year old flower girl!

That is a great shot . It reminded of my daughter's wedding . We have a picture of her three year old niece pulling up her dress to see what is under it .
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I voted for trading places with William. I am sure that he can do quite a lot more than your average commoner his age. Most of all, in this international economic crisis situation. And I am sure that plenty of subordinates/sycophants would lend a helping hand in achieving this so much desired privacy.
Well, all this is quite true in Spain, where Id say our Royalty have too much privacy......
Watching all the pomp, circunstance, luxury and media hype reminded me of our almost 5 mill unemployed
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I would not change a thing. I am happy as the king of my domain, although my queen has some things to say about that!
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The Queen looked absolutely lovely.

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I think I would look stunning too in an $83k dress, with half a dozen people doing my hair and make up.

But then again...maybe not....

Ahhh happy trails to the new bride and groom...
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I would definitely trade places with the boyfriend of Pippa Middleton (Kate's sister).
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I would definitely trade places with the boyfriend of Pippa Middleton (Kate's sister).
Yes she is beauty also. Between Diana and Kate I think the House of Windsor has got much needed injection in the looks department.

Of course maybe it is just the men in the family, Prince Charles has not aged well, but the Queen is looking great.
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Yeah, well my dime's on Prince Harry. Hes got a bit of that bad boy thing going on I find so intriguing. But still and officer and a gentleman.
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The Queen looked absolutely lovely.
Here's an engineer's question for all you fashion mavens. If it sounds ignorant, well, it's because that's the state of enlightenment I'm in on this particular issue:

What does a queen need to carry in her purse? In fact, why does she even need to carry a purse? Is this where her personal security force has her store the last-ditch Glock?
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Here's an engineer's question for all you fashion mavens. If it sounds ignorant, well, it's because that's the state of enlightenment I'm in on this particular issue:

What does a queen need to carry in her purse? In fact, why does she even need to carry a purse? Is this where her personal security force has her store the last-ditch Glock?
I am not a fashion maven, but I have attended some fairly swank affairs. I think her purse is simply a fashion accessory. She could put her pillbox in it, I suppose.
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I think her purse is simply a fashion accessory. She could put her pillbox in it, I suppose.
She probably keeps little reminder notes there also. "Take crown off", "Put crown on", "Wave to crowd", "Give Philip a dope slap" - that sort of thing
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