Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Wedding

I did not see it all. I arrived home to see the US Gospel choir. It was lovely and they all looked so smart and beautiful.

The US preacher? Why? In 1800s Australia, we used to have such fire and brimstone preachers, but they disappeared. I wonder why? I felt a bit squirmy in embarrassment as I listened to his rantings. People looked bored and distracted.

Mother Markle looked nice and dignified.

It was the first time I have hear The Markle speak. She sounded to have the exact same accent as the American wife in Downton Abbey. It is not unpleasant, but certainly American. Educated American? I don't know about such things. I rather liked her voice and accent.

I am out on a limb here because of lack of knowledge, but I quite liked the cellist, and the string quartet.

Camilla's hat was striking, probably striking everyone within a metre of her.

Base (insert circumlocution thingy later) animal instincts perhaps, but every time I saw Charles on the screen, my eyes dropped well down below his face. Although he is now old, I can see a certain appeal about him. Camilla always has such a self satisfied grin on her face.

Elton John looked so sad, like he had lost a mate. I don't know what to make of that.

David Beckham looked bored. In his finest horrid Cockney accent, he asked, are they not doing the Lambeth Walk? What a hoot that would have been to see.

Marie in London told us it was a three mile driveway to Windsor castle from the gate, and it was fully lined with people. Wow! For even more Windsor colour and knowledge, take a look at Jackie's post from Toronto post about Windsor. It is great.

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  1. Oprah was there. I'd get married if Oprah would show up. :)

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    1. Snoskred, there seemed rather a lot of celebrities, in contrast to extreme lack of Markles.

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  2. The sermon was soooooo repetitive, even though the i-pad was in place. What was he thinking?

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    1. Hels, it just jarred so much.

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  3. I didn't see it, but have noticed an American blogger saying that the service was amazing and words to the effect that the Royals were getting a much needed education.
    I hope their lives together are happy.

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    1. EC, perhaps they are learning a lesson, but surely not from the fire and brimstone preacher.

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  4. Andrew, I had to watch tonight's Wedding TV highlight show on BBC2 after all the online viral reactions about that Preacher.
    He seemed totally out of place. And apparently he caused quite a few reactions and giggles among the Royals and celebrities.
    Beckham looked like a convict in a Versace suit.
    But sadly the BBC edited out all those confused reaction looks among the Church crowd.
    I couldn't help noticing how Prince Charles kept his head down a lot, barely looking at the wedding couple. Perhaps it sparked memories of his wedding to Diana while just a few Church benches away, his mistress Camilla looked on.

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    1. Dee, good observations. I hate it when natural reactions aren't shown during such events. Why is not called censorship, which it is. No doubt Charles had a few memories of his own.

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  5. While it was a tad long, I really enjoyed Bishop Curry's sermon. Vicky Beckham had a face liked a slapped arse, Elton had been sucking lemons, but the day wasn't about them, it was a lovely celebration for Harry & Meghan.

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    1. Jayne, Curry was the one who made it so long, going overtime, and honestly, I thought his inclusion was totally inappropriate. No to those who cruise the the net looking for racism. It was nothing to do with him being black. Yes, it all was very nice though. A splendid show.

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  6. Loved the Royal Wedding, simplistic is was.
    That Bishop was very enthusiastic about what he was saying, at times saying not much really but definitely had few messages there. I was amused at the guests grinning and expressions as the Bishop rambled on...
    The couple looked wonderful and one can see their love..

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    1. Margaret, apparently the BBC edited their live broadcast by switching cameras on the hop as people broke up at what the preacher was saying.

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  7. I watched all the coverage from the lead-up to...right through to the very end. And I loved it all.

    Michael Curry, the bishop from the US, did get a bit carried away...much to the amusement of all...other than Liz and Phil who tried to hide their thoughts. But what the hell...it was something different from the normal stiff Royal weddings.

    I love the wink the Duke of Edinburgh gave the two young men before he sat down...I'd love to know what he said to them at that moment, too.

    The love between Harry and Meghan was obvious to all who witnessed the event. This is no arranged marriage...it is a marriage between a man and a woman who love each other.

    When Harry said "I will"...the loud cheering from the crowds outside could be heard in the chapel, and both Harry and Meghan laughed. That was a special moment, too.

    I loved the simplicity of Meghan's gown...and her lack of heavy make-up. Her freckles showed, as is her preference. Apparently, she hates it when they're air-brushed from her photos.

    For me, it was a lovely wedding...not pompous or pretentious.

    The gospel choir was magnificent, as was the 19 year old cellist. What an honour for that young man to have played solo at the wedding.

    No doubt there will be knockers....there always is.

    Have a good week, Andrew. :)

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    1. Lee,

      Curry carried away is an understatement. He talked a lot of nonsense.

      I missed the wink. That sounds nice.

      The love is your opinion and you may well be correct. I am not so sure.

      The cheering was great when he said I do.

      I particularly noticed Meghan's freckles. She did have decent eye makeup, but not too heavy with the foundation. Yes, good.

      Yes, terrific music. It was all a great show for the masses and I am not sure that any other country could do it quite so well.

      Thanks.

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  8. I think Elton had just swallowed a Wasp.

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    1. Cro, he certainly swallowed something that was not to his taste.

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  9. I only saw a bit of it on the news just now, I noticed Prince Philip's hollowed eyes, that man is not well anymore in spite of having recovered from his latest illness. The little attendants were all so cute and I did like Meaghan's dress.

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    1. River, he is very old. I suppose his time is quite limited. He is a little like the walking dead. Kids at weddings, not quite getting it totally correct, always make the occasion. They did do well though. I thought the dress was ok, but the train ridiculously long.

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  10. That's funny how you saw the wedding ! The gospel choir was not US but UK ! I loved the US preacher he put so much heart in his speech and people didn't looked bored, but tried to hide a smile ! Some really laughed ! And Beckham wasn't bored at all he joked with everybody outside ! His wife didn't smile ! The only one who really didn't fit, was George Cloony. His wife was nearly overdressed and he wore a grey suit (he was the only one not to be in black or dark blue) and had his hand always in a pocket ! Not very elegant ! I found the whole ceremony very nice, very original and at least not so stiff ! It was like a real nice performance. I have been in this church just after the wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie in 1999. I remember that I found the church so small when I was inside and how was it possible to put all these people inside ! Filmed it looked far bigger.

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    1. Gattina, interesting that you visited the church. Yes, I understood it is small. I stand corrected about the choir. I just assumed.

      Clooney looked nice enough, but he certainly stood out in his grey suit. I loved his wife's outfit. I thought she looked great. Really classy. No idea who she is though.

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  11. The castle is beautiful, to see at least on a TV screen. I did not see the preacher bit, coming late to the wedding, at the time the cellist played. I enjoyed the cellist.

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    1. Strayer, pity you missed the choir. It was really good.

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  12. Hey, thanks, Andrew for the shout-out!!

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