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IB — The Royal Wedding Blog HQ April 28, 2011

Posted by Lipstick in News, Women Ranting.
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Everybody have their Tivos set to catch all the action?  OK, good.

One of the burning questions about the wedding is “Will Kate wear a tiara and if so, which one will it be?”

Well, it seems like somebody may have some inside information as a lady made a substantial bet that Kate will wear the Russian Fringe tiara that the queen wore at her own wedding.

I hope she does, as it will be a big eff you to the snobs who make fun of her mom for being “a former air hostess”.

Discuss.

Update:  Here is a photoshop of how this might look:

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1. kevlarchick - April 28, 2011

I’ll be watching. Told the boss to not expect me before noon. Don’t the English drink whiskey for breakfast?

2. BrewFan - April 28, 2011

Lips! Sorry about pushing you down like the fat kid! I posted without properly previewing prior prose!

3. Lipstick - April 28, 2011

We are not amused.

😉

4. BrewFan - April 28, 2011

A ‘royal’ we! Nicely done! 🙂

5. Lipstick - April 28, 2011

KC, we should start out with mimosas (Bucks Fizz in Limey-speak), move on to Pimms and end the day with whiskey and a designated driver. Yeah!

6. daveintexas - April 28, 2011

I don’t have to stay up late tonight.

The Rangers played a day game in Toronto.

7. Lipstick - April 28, 2011

We got it covered, Dave, not to worry.

Highlights tomorrow, including the dress, the jewelry, the hats, etc.

8. daveintexas - April 28, 2011

Just don’t kick me in the crown jewels for not caring so much myself.

9. Lipstick - April 28, 2011

No reason any guy should care.

It’s Ladies Indulgence Weekend!

10. kevlarchick - April 28, 2011

Another topic: Charles will never be king. He is divorced. A divorced man has never been King of England.

William’s wife would not be addressed as Queen Katherine would she? Elizabeth’s husband is addressed as Duke of Edinborough, I think. Never King. Would she be Duchess?

11. kevlarchick - April 28, 2011

Wow those tiaras are stunning. It’s odd seeing Camilla wearing them, especially with those bad teeth of hers.

12. Lipstick - April 28, 2011

KC, Kate would be Queen Consort, like the Queen Mother was Queen Elizabeth.

The reigning queens tend not to give their husbands the title of King, because, IMO, it implies a position higher than a Queen. Victoria, like Elizabeth II, gave her husband the title of Prince. Prince Albert and then Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were/are the consorts.

13. daveintexas - April 28, 2011

I would be King Shit of Turd Mountain.

It’s a good job, if you can get it.

14. Lipstick - April 28, 2011

Nobody seems to be bothered when the wife of a King is referred to as a Queen.

15. daveintexas - April 28, 2011

While we’re on topic, I’m not sure which episode of The Twilight Zone is my favorite, but that one where Prince William was stuck in the bank vault when the nuclear attack happened, and all he wanted in life was to read books, and he found the library except when he stacked up all the books but he accidentally broke his glasses and couldn’t read them..

that’s one of my very favorites. Top ten, easy.

16. Mitchell - April 28, 2011

From the website The British Monarchy:

“Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, was born Prince of Greece and Denmark in Corfu on 10 June 1921.

He was born the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece. His paternal family is of Danish descent – Prince Andrew was the grandson of King Christian IX of Denmark.”

So he was already a prince before marrying Her Maj so he’s addressed by his highest title.

Now Diana was of course “Lady Di” before getting hitched to Chuckles. Afterward she was Princess Di. The rules are different for men & women in noble circles. Women can marry up, but men can’t. I think that they will give her a minor title like Lady which will then convert to Princess. I guess she would eventually be called queen if William eventually takes the throne.

There’s been speculation that Liz will abdicate in favor of William over her own son (which would be smart) but I don’t think she can. Chuckles IS next in line divorce or no.

Anyway, my two pennies. I’m not getting up early for it but I’ll probably have it on. I read elsewhere that some muslims are planning a protest of the wedding and hope to disrupt it. Dunno how big it is though and they’re pulling no stops on security so we’ll see.

17. daveintexas - April 28, 2011

It’s one thing to know why Oliver Cromwell’s stone in Westminster reads “1658-1661”.

It’s another thing entirely to know all this homo progression shit.

18. Mitchell - April 28, 2011

Yep, the succession is a matter of Parliamentary statute. There will be a King Charles unless something “happens” to him.

19. Lipstick - April 28, 2011

Hey Mitchell, sorry I was in CA and missed the lunch with you and Geezer.

Good explanation about how females can marry up and how Charles will likely be king (and put solar panels on Buckingham Palace).

20. Mitchell - April 28, 2011

Hey no problem. We went to Souper Salad. They opened up a new store near the Best of the West shopping center. It was great!(In The Biz Knowledge: chain restaurants usually refer to their units as “stores”.) Anyway, it was a great to meet up with RG again and I always enjoy Souper Salad.

21. Retired Geezer - April 28, 2011

Next time, we can meet at the Souper Salad in Boise!

I’ll buy.

22. Lipstick - April 28, 2011

That must have been fun, Mitchell. Dang, I’ve usually got nothing going on, but the one weekend that has been on the calendar for two years (honorary niece’s Bat Mitzvah) was that weekend.

23. Retired Geezer - April 28, 2011

I read elsewhere that some muslims are planning a protest of the wedding and hope to disrupt it.

Who knew that muslims were Liberals?

I saw that they were putting cellphone jammers around the area so that nobody tweets during the ceremony.

24. Lipstick - April 28, 2011

Next time, we can meet at the Souper Salad in Boise!

Deal!

Back in the seventies my parents went on a rafting trip down the middle fork of the Salmon River and raved about how beautiful Idaho is. It’s been on “my list” since then.

25. Retired Geezer - April 29, 2011

I wanted to save y’all the pain of getting up at 3am to see the wedding so I used the Geezer Time Machine ™ to film it for you:

26. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

Lips! Are you awake?
The Queen is driving to the Abbey.
Well, someone is driving her.

27. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

Oh the hats are gorgeous.
And the mens are are brassed up.

28. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

The little bridesmaids are dressed almost just like Diana’s were. Tea length dresses with a circlet of flowers on their heads.

29. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

Mr Kevlar, wandering thru on her way to work: “oh, there’s the Queen. Damn look at that Rolls. Look at all the people outside. Is it an outdoor thing, this wedding?”

The dress is stunning. So classy. Looks like Princess Grace’s dress. Can’t rightly see the tiara just yet with her veil down.

30. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

Oh my goodness she’s got a quite a grip on her daddy’s hand. What is the father of the bride thinking?

In this case he doesn’t have to foot the bill for this extravaganza.

31. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

Does the Queen ever think to herself: “self, just once I would like to sing along with God Save the Queen.

32. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

Good lord. There is a runaway horse in that procession. He is galloping free right past Parliament.

33. BrewFan - April 29, 2011

Good lord. There is a runaway horse in that procession. He is galloping free right past Parliament.

Are you sure that is not Prince Charles?

34. Lipstick - April 29, 2011

I’m up, KC! You’re right about the dress! I tuned in right as the ceremony ended.

Now we wait for the balcony appearance.

35. Lipstick - April 29, 2011

Looks like someone lost a bet on the tiara. Six thousand pounds down the drain!

Don’t think I’ve seen this one before — maybe it was made specially for her.

36. Lipstick - April 29, 2011

Good Lord, what are Andrew’s kids wearing?! I saw one of them in a horrible “hat”. They’ve always dressed like trash.

37. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

No really Brew. There was a black riderless horse who must’ve broken away from the procession. I later saw someone had snagged him and was scolding him roundly.

38. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

I have to go to work now. But I’ll simply live stream it at my desk and continue the commentary. And get paid whilst doing so.

39. Dave in Texas - April 29, 2011

The horse must be male.

40. Lipstick - April 29, 2011

Two kisses on the balcony.

Now, where will they go on their honeymoon? Mustique?

41. Lipstick - April 29, 2011

They’re supposedly spending the night at Buckingham Palace, but my sister predicts they will sneak out late tonight to avoid the press.

42. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

I think they have a long day ahead of them before they can bolt. One does not bolt on the Queen.

43. Retired Geezer - April 29, 2011

Now, where will they go on their honeymoon?

I guess it’s ok to reveal this, now that the wedding’s over.

Surprisingly enough, Camp Geezer ™ was on the short-list of Royal Honeymoon choices.

I have an email from teh Kate that says, “Anyplace that the Skinbad’s recommended, was good enough for them”.

Apparently there was some sort of issue with the couple being required to eat potatoes every day. (In Idaho, it’s the Law).

44. Lipstick - April 29, 2011

Geezer, you know EVERYBODY !!!

45. Retired Geezer - April 29, 2011

Aw shucks, lots of people know Skinbad.

46. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

Geezer, I picture the Royal Couple greeting the first morning of their married life viewing the mystical Power Lines.

47. BrewFan - April 29, 2011

Aw shucks, lots of people know Skinbad.

lol Geezer!

48. Retired Geezer - April 29, 2011

I picture the Royal Couple greeting the first morning of their married life viewing the mystical Power Lines.

If only I had thought to include that image in the prospectus.

*kicks dirt

49. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

Did you see the Queen’s enormous diamond brooch? Belonged to Queen Mary.

50. Dave in Texas - April 29, 2011

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HORSEY?

51. Michael - April 29, 2011

Man, Camp Geezer would be the perfect getaway for a royal honeymoon. Wii, XBox, Guitar Hero, crossword puzzles, the scent of horse poop in the air, all against the backdrop of the Famous Power Lines. What more could you ask for?

52. Lipstick - April 29, 2011

It was a big ‘un.

The brooch, haven’t seen the horse video yet.

53. Retired Geezer - April 29, 2011

What more could you ask for?

You forgot Jigsaw Puzzles.
Little known Factoid: Jigsaw Puzzles were invented by Henry VIII.

54. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

The horse was fine. A little sweaty once someone snagged him. Apparently he threw his rider and took off down Pall Mall.

I was watching it live and no one flipped out. A bobby simply snagged his bridle when he got in range and told him to calm the fuck down. The carriage with the bride and groom passed by. The horse was then slapped across the face with a pair of gloves for offending Brittania.

55. daveintexas - April 29, 2011

well, ok then..wha? Slapped? NOOOOOOOOOOO.

I have no interest in the ceremonies, but then also I don’t get bothered by those who do, God bless em. I don’t mind the media frenzy (it’s what they do). I don’t even feel angsty about the people who seem to be incensed that anyone cares about it.

My apathy is pure.

56. skinbad - April 29, 2011

Aw shucks, lots of people know Skinbad.

lol Geezer!

WHAT’S SO FUNNY ABOUT THAT!

57. Reggie Jackson - April 29, 2011

I must . . . kill the queen.

58. Lipstick - April 29, 2011

Reggie, hush your mouth.

59. kevlarchick - April 29, 2011

Dave doesn’t care about the fact that he doesn’t care. It’s a learned skill.

60. Michael Fagan - April 29, 2011

Hey, I don’t want to kill the queen, I just wanted to chat her up a bit.

61. Sir Elton John - April 29, 2011

It’s good to be the queen!

62. Lipstick - April 29, 2011

Haha Dave, your sad doggie photo is up at Hot Air.

63. daveintexas - April 29, 2011

I shoulda copyrighted it.

sweet, sweet internet royalties

64. The Lovely Janis - April 29, 2011

Darn girls — I was up watching too — Should have gotten on line to comment.

65. The Lovely Janis - April 29, 2011

And I gave Russ permission to make fun of me — cause I don’t care.

66. daveintexas - April 29, 2011

Keep commenting I don’t want this magical day to end!

67. The Lovely Janis - April 29, 2011

Ok — don’t tell Russ but I’ve been watching the reruns tonight and Moses likes the military marching bands. He says — ” Mommy! March!” and we march around the room!

68. Lipstick - April 29, 2011
69. Dave in Texas - April 29, 2011

I know this is gonna surprise you, but I hadn’t actually.

Did anybody get my Michael Fagen joke? Anybody?

.. grouses

70. Lipstick - April 29, 2011

I got it, but was punishing you for being agnostic.

He’s the dude who broke into Buckingham Palace and toddled off to the Queen’s bedroom and sat down on her bed for a chat. She pushed her panic button twice and nobody answered.

71. Michael - April 29, 2011

She pushed her panic button twice and nobody answered.

You need to change the batteries occasionally.


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