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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

I, more than likely, will not be able to post as I wish, due to my live-commenting commitments at other sites. But let me get the ball started on Sundries for the Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales (will he be created a Duke today or soon?) and Miss Catherine Elizabeth Middleton of the Home Counties.

I'm watching the BBC coverage, and it might interest you Americans to know who are the journalist equivalents of Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer, who will be covering the wedding via NBC.

Huw Edwards is the long-time news presenter of both the morning shows and News at 10 O'Clock. His Welsh accent is warm, instantly relaxing the viewer. I do miss him.

This is Sophie Raworth, the head afternoon newsreader of the BBC. She came after my time in the UK, but she seems to have been given plumb duties at the Abbey.

Is the Royal Wedding garnering the same kind of intense enthusiasm that Prince Williams' parents wedding did thirty years ago? No.

Look at Hyde Park. In 1981, you couldn't MOVE in London because of the dense crowds. Hyde Park was packed to the gills. Not so much this morning. Just look at those gaps! I don't even recognise the park.

But look how the Prince and Princess of Wales' marriage turned out. If this low turnout is a harbinger of anything, it's that this couple will be given far more breathing room to live. That can only be a good thing.

First guests have arrived.

Everyone looks excellent in their morning suits and hats, just as expected. And whoever could be that dishy chap behind the RAF officer? In another shot, you can see Douglas Hurd behind him, so perhaps a son.

More later. Hopefully!


  • Hi Victoria! Good to see you back, even if only briefly! I vacationed in London until the day before the wedding! Still one of my favorite cities in the whole world!!!

    Un abrazo, Jose

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Tue May 10, 10:00:00 am GMT-4  

  • Well I did ask for Royal wedding pron

    thanks V

    By Blogger The Drill SGT, at Wed Jun 01, 06:28:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Zero comments on a post months old?

    What's wrong with you people?

    I know I wasn't here either for this one, but I was "here" elsewhere for her -- were you?

    Victoria was (and still is) a great inspiration for me...what about you others?

    By Blogger chickelit, at Wed Oct 19, 03:03:00 am GMT-4  

  • I have confidence that this marriage will be more successful than Charles and Diana.

    Prince Charles has always been something of a playboy, who seems to have been spoiled at an early age (probably being told he was going to be king at an early age.)

    It was not until later in life that he seemed to take a stand on anything at all (probably because some image advisors, once he was semi-mature enough to take such advice at all) told him, "Sir, you're a Crown Prince, and our polling shows that you are not very well liked. You really should show that you CARE about something."

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Sat Dec 17, 11:38:00 am GMT-5  

  • And so, ever since then, Prince Charles has been taking the cameramen along with him at least once a month when he goes someplace and CARES about something (or somebody.) So they can get all those good pictures of Prince Charles CARING.

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Sat Dec 17, 11:41:00 am GMT-5  

  • But I don't get that phony feeling from William. I like him.

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Sat Dec 17, 11:41:00 am GMT-5  

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