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Post by Misfit » Fri April 29th, 2011, 7:49 pm

What SM just said. Let's please keep this civil and respectful to all shall we?
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri April 29th, 2011, 7:53 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Agreed. But Harry has a full head of hair.[/quote]

Well for the time being he does! Maybe he takes more after Diana's side then Charles'.

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Post by Divia » Fri April 29th, 2011, 7:54 pm

I thought the mother carried the gene for hair loss? Is this true. I wasn't very good in bio.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri April 29th, 2011, 8:04 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I thought the mother carried the gene for hair loss? Is this true. I wasn't very good in bio.[/quote]

No idea, sorry. I sucked at science as well.

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Post by fljustice » Fri April 29th, 2011, 8:12 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I thought the mother carried the gene for hair loss? Is this true. I wasn't very good in bio.[/quote]

Yep, something else to blame on us poor mothers! :rolleyes:
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Post by annis » Fri April 29th, 2011, 8:14 pm

The balding thing seems to be a Windsor trait- Prince Edward started going bald very young as well. Prince William seems to be relatively comfortable about it- he hasn't gone in for any hair transplanting stuff, though it must be a bit galling to see Harry running around with his shock of hair. The old genetic ballot- you never know what you'll get. I was always peeved that my sisters took after my father's side of the family- tall and blonde - while I got the dark-haired midget genes from my mother's side :)

Loved the dress. I'm with Divia on not being a fan of the skimpy evening dress wedding style and I really hated the corset look which was all the go a year or two back. Didn't the attendants at Charles & Diana's wedding wear the same cream colour as the bride? Maybe it's a royal thing. Though it was an elegant effect and the attendants looked lovely (I wonder how many proposals Pippa will get!) I thought a bit of discreet colour would have been attractive.

I was quite amused to see that Kate's tiara, officially called the Scroll tiara, is known in royal circles as the "starter" tiara. Presumably this is because it's quite modest and you can use it to get your tiara-wearer's learner's licence before building up the confidence to try something with more dramatic bling. Remember the monster tiara Princess Margaret wore for her wedding? No "starters" for her! The Scroll was ideal for Kate, though, and matched her look of restrained elegance perfectly.

Edited to say that for those confused about what the tiara is actually called, "halo" is a jeweller's term used to describe a specific style of tiara, while "The Scroll Tiara" is this particular piece's official name in the royal jewellery inventory.
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Post by princess garnet » Fri April 29th, 2011, 8:49 pm

My dad and I watched the coverage on our local PBS station which was doing a live feed from BBC 1. (BBC America was doing the same) Less annoying commentary!

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Post by Divia » Fri April 29th, 2011, 8:51 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]My dad and I watched the coverage on our local PBS station which was doing a live feed from BBC 1. (BBC America was doing the same) Less annoying commentary![/quote]

Oh. I didnt think about PBS.

I watched NBC. They talked beforehand but didn't utter a peep during the ceremony. Thank god! They also had none of those foolish little boxes like TLC did, where you could see the talkign heads...talk...which who wants to see that nonsense? :confused:
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri April 29th, 2011, 8:59 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Oh. I didnt think about PBS.

I watched NBC. They talked beforehand but didn't utter a peep during the ceremony. Thank god! They also had none of those foolish little boxes like TLC did, where you could see the talkign heads...talk...which who wants to see that nonsense? :confused: [/quote]

I chose NBC to DVR because it had the shortest amount of coverage cause I didn't think my DVR would have enough space for many hours. BBC alone was 12am to 12pm, I think my DVR would have exploded!

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Post by Telynor » Fri April 29th, 2011, 9:15 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Agreed. But Harry has a full head of hair.[/quote]

There was one shot of Harry, and you can see the balding starting. It does seem that balding is a Windsor/Hanoverian trait -- I was digging through some portraits of the earlier kings, and they all seem to be going to bare scalp pretty early on. Here's hoping that the Spencer genes will win out for Harry, and he doesn't loose too much.

I read that Kate's earrings were a gift from her parents, and they matched very nicely with the tiara. And it does seem that pale, nearly matching gowns for the bride's attendants are a tradition, to gauge from earlier weddings.

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