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mag
12-20-2011, 05:09 AM
Lovely pictures od Kate and the princes. I wonder if she wore different shoes to the final dress fitting ... I suppose she will get the kinks worked out. I'm glad she is wearing real jewels. She has access to tons of them so I am irrationally perturbed when she wears fakes! I think the comments about her makeup are hysterical. Anyone who believes she is wearing only eyeliner and lipstick is crazy. I've read those comments about others .. Diana and Carolyn Kennedy for example. The writers seem to ignore the fact that that sort of "natural" look takes many hours and much makeup to achieve!

mag
12-20-2011, 05:11 AM
There is a fabulous article in this month's Vanity Fair about the courtship and early married life of the Queen and Prince Phillip. I can't seem to load the on line version, but perhaps someone else could post a link.

milanessa
12-20-2011, 12:00 PM
There is a fabulous article in this month's Vanity Fair about the courtship and early married life of the Queen and Prince Phillip. I can't seem to load the on line version, but perhaps someone else could post a link.

Here you go.

http://www.vanityfair.com/society/2012/01/queen-elizabeth-201201

Jenny
12-20-2011, 02:37 PM
Duchess Kate :swoon: (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2076265/Kate-Middleton-shines-Sun-Military-Awards-strapless-velvet-dress-diamonds.html)

My sentiments exactly. I love how close William and Harry are and how effortlessly Kate seems to have fit in.

I will be very interested to see how Harry's role evolves as William become increasingly more important, when he becomes Prince of Wales and then King. Something tells me that Harry will continue to live the more independent life that we love him for, but will always be at his brother's and sister-in-law's side, and will eventually be a key figure in the monarchy.

AragornElessar
12-20-2011, 08:22 PM
Oooh! I wonder if the blog that shows all the snazzy royal jewelry will talk about Kate's pieces? I know they're wedding gifts, but still. They're really beautiful!

Ask and ye shall recieve!!

Order of Splendour ~ Gold Star ~ Cambridge Black and Bling (http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/12/gold-star-cambridge-black-and-bling.html)

That is a pretty necklace, but ITA w/the sentiments over there. FINALLY!!! Kate wears some actual honest to goodness jewelry.

Her husband and BiL aren't that bad of accessories either. :D

Jenny
12-20-2011, 08:33 PM
Her husband and BiL aren't that bad of accessories either. :D

The blog is right about they Bonding it up in tuxes. Most men only wear them for a wedding and usually look a bit stiff and uncomfortable, but these boys wear them with ease and grace. There are few men who can transition from polo gear and tweeds to fatigues and then tuxes and dress military uniforms - they pretty much set the contemporary example I think.

Parsley Sage
12-20-2011, 10:40 PM
The blog is right about they Bonding it up in tuxes. Most men only wear them for a wedding and usually look a bit stiff and uncomfortable, but these boys wear them with ease and grace. There are few men who can transition from polo gear and tweeds to fatigues and then tuxes and dress military uniforms - they pretty much set the contemporary example I think.

Well, Henry Poole and Co of Savile Row, did make the first tuxedo for the Prince of Wales in 1860 so it must be in their genes. :D

mkats
12-20-2011, 11:09 PM
You can watch online in the U.S. :): http://www.nbc.com/movies-specials-more/video/william-and-kate-inside-the-royal-marriage/1373212/

Thanks!


I saw some of it and did you all know they were in Toronto during their Tour of Canada this summer?

News to the Cambridges too.

LOL you weren't kidding. I want my 45 minutes back :drama:

Parsley Sage
12-21-2011, 04:09 PM
The Westminster Abbey Christmas Card for 2011 features a famous bride and groom

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2076887/Kate-Middleton-Prince-William-wedding-remembered-Westminster-Abbey-Christmas-card.html

Parsley Sage
12-21-2011, 10:17 PM
Remember little Diamond, the little girl with cancer who presented flowers to Kate in Calgary this past summer. She had written a letter to Make a Wish saying she wanted to meet a real princess. It was announced today that she is now cancer free!

http://www.2forcouples.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2647&catid=34&Itemid=57

nerdycool
12-21-2011, 11:22 PM
I highly encourage everyone to watch this series on royal jewels. The first part is focused on Danish & Swedish tiaras, and the second is about the Romonov jewels. Even though it's in Danish, most of the interviews were done in English, and a few in French, and there were enough interviews that one could grasp what they were talking about the whole time. And the subjects of the interviews were Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Queen Silvia of Sweden & Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg for the first part, and Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Olga Andreevna Romanov, Prince Michael of Greece & a few distant relations I forgot in the second.

Each segment is an hour long, and so worth it!

De Kongelige Juveler (http://www.dr.dk/nu/player/#/de-kongelige-juveler/25394)

maatTheViking
12-21-2011, 11:47 PM
Thank you so much for posting this! So good to watch to Danish TV for me too, it has been quite a while :).

Parsley Sage
12-22-2011, 03:20 PM
Loved the Danish show on the jewelry. Especially the first part with Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary, Queen Silvia and Princess Benedikte. It was great to hear about jewels that are worn regularly by the women that wear them. Queen Margrethe's three part tiara is one of my new faves after watching it. The second part was a bit sadder thinking about all the jewels that were lost.

Fergus
12-22-2011, 03:34 PM
Cheers for Danish TV!!!! :cheer2:

Og nu jeg tror, ​​jeg er nęsten flydende i dansk!

(Sorry, real Danish peeps, if ^ is incorrect, it's Google Translate's fault) :D

maatTheViking
12-22-2011, 10:59 PM
google did pretty well :P

the second part was very sad; but I am now intrigued about the hidden jewels that was never found...

also, with no money of course they sold - I find it sad the ones that ended up in private collections or taken apart. Such things should be worn.

At least the Tsar crown is still in Russia as a piece of history!