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Post by Ludmilla » Tue April 26th, 2011, 6:13 pm

Didn't realize England was big enough to hold 308 million people. :eek:

I am working Friday. I have no plans to watch and no interest in the royal wedding. I don't even like to attend weddings for people I know well, which I realize is aberrant behavior for a female. My own wedding was a private ceremony in front of a Justice of the Peace. I shudder to think about the money people waste on weddings!

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Post by Ken » Tue April 26th, 2011, 6:30 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Didn't realize England was big enough to hold 308 million people. :eek:

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I've got 4 bedrooms! Only 4000$ per night! Oh, by the way, I'm 300 miles from London. Would that be a problem? ;)

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Post by Michy » Tue April 26th, 2011, 7:56 pm

[quote=""Ken""]If you're part of the minority that is not over here, what are you going to be doing on Friday? Any TV parties planned? [/quote] I'll be traveling to see family. I'd actually rather have a root canal, but that's another subject entirely....... :o
Also, and given, as you remember that you kicked us out of America a few years ago, why are you so interested in this little marriage in the Windsor family!!! :confused: :p :rolleyes:
Actually, I'm not interested. In fact (no offense intended), I really couldn't care less! :eek: Which is why my ancestors kicked your ancestors back across the pond, I guess. ;)

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Post by Ken » Tue April 26th, 2011, 8:55 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I'll be traveling to see family. I'd actually rather have a root canal, but that's another subject entirely....... :o

Actually, I'm not interested. In fact (no offense intended), I really couldn't care less! :eek: Which is why my ancestors kicked your ancestors back across the pond, I guess. ;) [/quote]

OOOhh! A bit of a touchy subject there I think!! Methinks thou doth protest too much :D BTW, I'm Welsh and know a thing or three about having my Butt kicked by the English! As for America, I don't think any of my family went further west than Ireland! On the subject of the wedding, I went to a Cornish party yesterday and they were offering a local beer named 'Kate loves Willy!' Strange name but it went down a treat!!

Back to the Windsors of England! I suppose William and Kate are going to be (one day) the Prince and Princess of my country Wales, so that's ok then! :rolleyes:

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Post by Michy » Tue April 26th, 2011, 9:11 pm

[quote=""Ken""]OOOhh! A bit of a touchy subject there I think!! Methinks thou doth protest too much :D [/quote] I guess I did sound kind of curmudgeonly, although I didn't mean to. ;) I am curious to see Kate's dress -- I'm always interested in things fashion-related -- but other than that am just not interested, although I wish them well and certainly hope they will have a happier marriage than Charles and Diana did.

This morning on the news there was an interesting interview with Tina Brown. She suggests that if William and Kate could step to the thone next (skipping over Charles) it might do a lot to boost support for the monarchy. Unfortunately, she says that won't happen since Charles has no intention of abdicating.

BTW, glad to hear your family never ventured to America, because I like you, Ken, and would be kind of sad to think that my ancestors didn't let your ancestors stay but kicked them back to the old sod! :) ;) :D
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:32 am

I'm debating about it. I'm very interested. I love royalty. Don't figure they'll be around much longer in a governing sort of way (the romance of an endangered species, you know). And it just so happens that the bride and groom are my age. Had a crush on Wills when I was a tot. A lovely couple who can do a lot of good in the world, those two.

Just not sure I want to get up at 4 AM to watch it on my computer. I'm certain there'll be pictures and video footage available (maybe even a celebratory DVD with proceeds going to charity). And I have to send my boys off to school later in the morning.

As to kicking anyone across the pond...I wasn't there but I'm not sad about it. I don't like tea. However one of my father's favorite things to do to my mother when she starts talking about being a Mayflower family is to say that when her ancestors got off the boat, his were there to greet them. :D

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed April 27th, 2011, 2:30 am

I'm DVRing the wedding cause no way will I be up at that time of night! The thing I'm mostly interested in is the dress and the tiara!

It was because of Diana that I started being interested in British History, a love I still have.

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Post by Vanessa » Wed April 27th, 2011, 8:24 am

Well, it'll all go down as part of history and one day in the future there will be historical fictional novels based on them and the Windsors, as there are about the Plantagenets, Tudors, Stuarts, Hanoverians, etc.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed April 27th, 2011, 9:15 am

[quote=""Michy""]I guess I did sound kind of curmudgeonly, although I didn't mean to. ;) I am curious to see Kate's dress -- I'm always interested in things fashion-related -- but other than that am just not interested, although I wish them well and certainly hope they will have a happier marriage than Charles and Diana did.

This morning on the news there was an interesting interview with Tina Brown. She suggests that if William and Kate could step to the thone next (skipping over Charles) it might do a lot to boost support for the monarchy. Unfortunately, she says that won't happen since Charles has no intention of abdicating.BTW, glad to hear your family never ventured to America, because I like you, Ken, and would be kind of sad to think that my ancestors didn't let your ancestors stay but kicked them back to the old sod! :) ;) :D [/quote]

Umm, he's not King yet so he can't abdicate! ;)

I'm interested to see what everyone's wearing, and the actual ceremony, but can't be bothered with all the other waffle and nonsense which will be written/spoken. I quite like all the pageantry too, and the nice thing is, where we live we get the flypasts first, as the planes come over from the east coast, and go right over our back garden, so no need to watch that on TV!

Can I come and stay in Truro Ken? :)
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Post by Ken » Wed April 27th, 2011, 9:28 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Umm, he's not King yet so he can't abdicate! ;)

Can I come and stay in Truro Ken? :) [/quote]

I'm off to the South of France on Sunday for a couple of months, so I won't be around! Guess you could stay with my wife and daughter though! ;)

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