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Royal Wedding: Talkback thread.

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Royal Wedding: Talkback thread.

Post by Divia » Fri April 29th, 2011, 10:36 am

I'm watching it now and I can't tell which tiara she is wearing!

What does everyone think of the dress. Nice, though kinda dull. Simple. But I guess thats the type of gal she is.
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Post by Divia » Fri April 29th, 2011, 10:56 am

Oh, one website said it was this one...Image



The veil is held in place by a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara, lent to Miss Middleton by The Queen. The ‘halo’ tiara was made by Cartier in 1936 and was purchased by The Duke of York (later King George VI) for his Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King. The tiara was presented to Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) by her mother on the occasion of her 18th birthday.
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Post by annis » Fri April 29th, 2011, 11:54 am

My immediate thought about the dress was - very 1950s- quite reminiscent of Princess Grace's wedding dress.

For anyone interested in the technical details- fabric, trimmings etc-- its all here:
http://www.harpersbazaar.co.uk/fashion/ ... vealed-001

The tiara is known as the "Scroll" tiara.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri April 29th, 2011, 12:11 pm

I'm still watching it as I type. I thought she looked beautiful - I don't think she would've suited anything fussy as she's an elegant girl. I loved all the lace.

It all seemed to go smoothly and they all looked happy. There seems to such a jolly atmosphere amongst the crowds.
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Post by SGM » Fri April 29th, 2011, 12:15 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I thought she looked beautiful - I don't think she would've suited anything fussy as she's an elegant girl. I loved all the lace.[/quote]

I liked the dress, too. Although I only have this on in the background and am not watching properly.

However, she must have been perished -- as you know, it's not that warm here today. I would have needed a hot water bottle for my feet in the coach back to the palace.

I liked the addition of Simon Schama to the Beeb's team of commentators.
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Post by Divia » Fri April 29th, 2011, 12:15 pm

Yeah, I'm still watching it as well. A guilty pleasure I think!

Now, I hope that there will be a turn to more classic vintage style wedding dresses. I hate those bare shoulder things.


Here is a pic of the dresses. Kelly and Kate
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Post by Telynor » Fri April 29th, 2011, 12:58 pm

I think the new Duchess looked wonderful. That dress was gorgeous, and so right for her -- none of the overdone look of Diana's, and thank god, none of the shoulderpads of Fergie. The dress and veil did just what they were supposed to do -- frame that gorgeous face. Both of them looked happy and delighted, and the entire effect was pure class, and not way over the top. And Pippa, her maid of honour, was pure swank in that sheath gown, wowser.

My first thought when I saw the dress was 'oh, modern Elizabethan!" what with the bell skirt, the partlet looking lace on top and the divided train.

(and yes, I confess I am a confirmed royalist... Stayed up all night.)

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Post by Divia » Fri April 29th, 2011, 1:06 pm

I was OK with Pippas dress but was shocked it was white. I dunno maybe in America we do it different, but I thought it offensive.

Don't forget Di was married during the 80s. Everything was BIG. The bigger the hair the closer to god ;)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri April 29th, 2011, 1:08 pm

I liked the gown. The bride was wearing the gown instead of the gown propping up the bride.
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Post by Brenna » Fri April 29th, 2011, 1:10 pm

I have been wide awake since 5am to watch this and I'm so glad I did. What a beautiful wedding, bride, atmosphere. I thought Kate looked classic and so elegant. Everything was perfect.
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