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06-18-2011, 07:49 AM
After a quick Wikipedia search, it does indeed look like all his ranks are from the Royal Navy:

1981–1984: Sub-Lieutenant, Pilot, 820 NAS on HMS Invincible;
1984–1993: Lieutenant, Pilot, 815 NAS on HMS Brazen; Helicopter Warfare Instructor, 702 NAS at RNAS Culdrose; Flight Commander, 829 NAS on HMS Campbeltown
1993–1999: Lieutenant-Commander, Captain, HMS Cottesmore; Senior Pilot, 815 NAS at RNAS Portland; Directorate of Naval Operations, British Ministry of Defence
1999–2005: Commander, Diplomacy Section of the Naval Staff
2005–2010: Honorary Captain
2010–: Rear Admiral

I bet he looks dashing in his Rear Admiral's uniform, though! ;)Those were the ranks he actually earned though. These are his honorary appointments from the UK Army, any of which he could have represented in uniform, like Edward did:

Colonel-in-Chief of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)
Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment)
Colonel-in-Chief of the Small Arms School Corps
Colonel-in-Chief of the Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot)
Royal Colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

The one I bolded would have been fun to see... the dress uniform involves a kilt, or if one didn't want to wear the kilt, tartan trousers. Maybe that's why he chose not to wear a uniform.... :) Speaking of kilts, I haven't seen a full body picture, but supposedly Edward wore a kilt with his uniform.

06-18-2011, 11:39 AM
I saw a sporran in one of the pictures of Edward on the Balcony, so where there's a sporran, there's a kilt. :)

The Wedding is happening later today, but I need to go and literally hit my bed (Damm this blasted cold, was up all night coughing my lungs out and only now the syrup's kicked in), just wanted to let everyone know. Can't wait for the pictures!!!

Parsley Sage
06-18-2011, 04:14 PM
I saw a sporran in one of the pictures of Edward on the Balcony, so where there's a sporran, there's a kilt. :)

My friend's husband wears a kilt for all formal/semi formal occasions. My friend loves this as she can put her stuff in his sporran and she doesn't need to carry a purse.

06-18-2011, 05:40 PM
Princess Nathalie of Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann's Church Wedding Ceremony will be taking place and it's white tie to boot.Unfortunately, it's not as white tie as we'd like it to be. Only the bride wore a tiara, which is the lovely Khedive of Egypt tiara. This is the wedding tiara all the royal daughters wear. This (http://knowingtheroyals.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/1964-0918-denmark-annemarie4.jpg) is the best closeup I could find in color, as worn by then Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark at her marriage to King Constantine II of Greece. It was also the wedding tiara of then Princess Margrethe of Denmark, now Queen Margrethe of Denmark.

Picture of whole tiara (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_L7JC05D4BC0/TBmTSM-gobI/AAAAAAAAAGE/l5Q3RqK-lFM/s1600/KhediveofEgyptCartier.jpg), off the head.

History (http://madhattery.royalroundup.com/2010/04/birthday-dinner-at-fredensborg-palace-hm-queen-anne-marie-of-greece/) of the tiara.

Oh ya, the wedding. Here (http://www.daylife.com/search/photos/1/grid?q=princess+Nathalie) are some pictures. The dress... I dunno. The shape isn't bad, but I'm not digging the stars AT ALL. Nevertheless, she looks radiantly happy, so she looks beautiful to me. Props to CP Mary for fitting into a dress she'd worn before the twins were born.

06-18-2011, 07:07 PM
is it wrong that i love the big ass butterfly hat that beatrice wears in the upper right side of this page?

I would give my eyetooth for that get-up, LOVE it. :biggrinbo

06-18-2011, 07:11 PM
Those were the ranks he actually earned though. These are his honorary appointments from the UK Army, any of which he could have represented in uniform

How did I miss that, only 10 lines down? :lol: Thanks!

This one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HRH_Duke_of_York,_Major_General_JNR_Houghton_ CBE,_Lord_Crathorne_Lord_Lieutenant_Of_N_Yorkshire ,_General_FR_Dannatt_CGS_(RLH).JPG)looks pretty good. :)

Carmen Ovsiannikov
06-18-2011, 09:30 PM
You know what is *really* sad? I haven't seen it yet, as it doesn't come on up here in Canada until tonight IIRC on OWN, but apparently on the preview for the second episode of Finding Sarah, there's a bit w/Beatrice telling Fergie...

......Now why should that be on Beatrice's shoulders? Mummy is now 51 years old and is supposed to be an Adult, so why should her daughter have to be around to bail her out?

Sad. :(


Wow, that is sad. I can't even......:scream: Fergie has some serious issues and I don't think Oprah and Dr. Phil is going to fix her.

....There's got to be a streaming site out there that us here in NA that can access it, can. There usually is, but it's a matter of finding the thing.

Maybe not here in NA, but in Europe? They certainly do over there. BTW, I posted a link to Hello's site/page they've got set up for the Monaco Royal Wedding on the last page of the thread. That was a lot of fun to go through the other day. :D

I probably should have been more specific. Here in the U.S. there hadn't been much about Royalty in general (save for some sporadic Diana death theory updates) until William's engagement was announced. And Monaco as well as the other European and Asian families have been completely off the radar since Princess Grace passed away and Princess Stephanie stopped the wild partying.

One of the reasons I'm interested in seeing at least clips from Prince Albert's wedding is because there hasn't been a true ceremonial wedding occasion in Monaco since his parent married. If there has been I've missed it. Both Princess' Caroline and Stephanie seem to have had very low key weddings at least by Royal standards. Charlene Wittstock on the surface seems to fit in with her new family. Well dressed and elegant (don't know anything about her personality). Her gown should be gorgeous.

06-18-2011, 11:28 PM
Thanks nerdycool for the links. Pity it wasn't as white tie as we'd like, but oh well. I just wish my computer hadn't decided to hate Daylife as nothing is coming up over there for me today. Grrrr!!!

CBC showed the Golden Jubliee Stakes from Ascot today, as well as the Queen and Prince Phillip in the Carriage Procession. HM looked lovely today in blue.

06-18-2011, 11:43 PM
I probably should have been more specific.I can't say for certain that there will be a live stream available to us in the US. But to give you hope, there was an unblocked live stream from Sweden available when CP Victoria got married last year. Yeah, it was in Swedish, but we're figure skating fans... we're used to not really understanding anything the commentators say anyway!

Thanks nerdycool for the links.You're welcome! Hope you'll be able to see the pics soon!

06-19-2011, 04:17 AM
Seems Princess Eugenie stole the show at the final day of Ascot...

Mad Hattery ~ Royal Ascot 2011, Day Five: HRH Princess Eugenie of York (http://madhattery.royalroundup.com/2011/06/royal-ascot-2011-day-five-hrh-princess-eugenie-of-york/)

The hat doesn't work, but for once the actual outfit does.

06-19-2011, 06:27 PM
I love the hat and the dress!

06-19-2011, 11:54 PM
Some more links regarding yesterday's Wedding...

Official Media Kit in English (http://www.wittgenstein-berleburg.net/presse/english/PM_Inhalte_englisch.pdf)

The Wedding Dress

Designer is Henrik Hviid from Denmark. The dress is made from heavy ivory satin with a silk organza lining. The top in lace is open necked and long sleeved. From the broad pleated satin belt, the three meter long and two meter broad train starts. The monograme of the bridlecouple is embroided with pearls and crystals towards the bottom of the train.


The vail of irish lace (1905) was a wedding gift for Queen Ingridís mother Crown-Princess Magaret of Sweden. Queen Ingrid wore the same vail for her wedding 1935 followed by her three daughters, (Queen Magarethe, Queen Anne-Marie and Princess Benedikte Princess) as well as Alexandra Sayn Wittgenstein, Princess Alexia of Greece and Crown-Princess Mary.


The tiara from 1904 was a wedding gift for Crown-Princess Magaret of Sweden and was worn by the three sisters, Queen Anne-Marie, Queen Magarethe and Princess Benedikte and two grand daughters, Princess Alexandra and Princess Alexia, for each of their wedding.

Some over at The Royal Forums are wondering if the lace isn't stars, but is supposed to look like a Daisy instead. They're wondering if it's maybe in honour of her Aunt Queen Margarethe. Her nickname is Daisy and it's also one of Nathalie's names as well.

Best suggestion I've heard or read so far. Actually, now that I've seen other pictures of the dress, I actually like it. It's not my style, but on Nathalie it works and that's the important thing after all.

My Royals Blog ~ Wedding Pictures (http://myroyal-myroyals.blogspot.com/2011/06/official-photos-from-princess-nathalie.html)

The Black and White pictures are gorgeous!! Also love how little Konstintin is in Daddy's arms in the Group Picture. :)

And in British Royal News...

Today's installement at the Daily Mail of The Last Curtsey ~ The day the Queen did a conga into the Palace... then sang until 2am: An extraordinary insight into life with the Royals in this evocative memoir (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2005253/The-day-Queen-did-conga-Palace--sang-2am-An-extraordinary-insight-life-Royals-evocative-memoir.html)

Considering it was VJ Day, I'd say they had legitmate cause. :D


Daily Mail ~ 'You're dead meat when Granny sees those stag do photos': Prince Harry guns for Mike Tindall ahead of his wedding to Zara Phillips (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2005584/Prince-Harry-jokes-Mike-Tindall-ahead-Bernard-Weathrill-Charity-Cup.html)

Diana's brother Earl Spencer married for the third time yesterday too. The pictures are rather interesting, as he doesn't look all that happy in them. Can't find them now, but maybe someone will be able to.

edited to add...Sigh, while I admire Harry wanting to go back to Afghanistan, I wish it wasn't being put out so much in the Press...

Daily Mail ~ Prince Harry to be hunted by dogs and tortured in SAS style training session... as he gets new name to fight in Afghanistan (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2004613/Prince-Harry-hunted-dogs-tortured-Brecon-Beacons-gets-new-fight-Afghanistan.html)

06-20-2011, 12:47 AM
Here's a link for the article and picture of Earl Spencer and his new wife


06-20-2011, 03:40 AM
Some over at The Royal Forums are wondering if the lace isn't stars, but is supposed to look like a Daisy instead. They're wondering if it's maybe in honour of her Aunt Queen Margarethe. Her nickname is Daisy and it's also one of Nathalie's names as well. That's an interesting thought. Because Daisy is also a family nickname... Princess Margaret of Connaught's (CP Margareta of Sweden) nickname was also Daisy.

06-20-2011, 08:52 AM
It's the best idea I've heard of and the more I think about it, I have a feeling they just might be right about that.

Thanks redonthehead for the link. I looked, but just could not find it.

Don't forget that Wimbledon starts later today. Who knows will be in the Royal Box other than HRH the Duke of Kent after all...(fingers crossed)