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What did you think of the British royal wedding on Friday?

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Did not see any of it at all. Not even pics on the web.

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Enjoyed it. No one does spectacle/ceremony like that as well as the Brits. Hats off to them. And good to see the British people re-energized it appears in the monarchy led by this younger generation. Wish it could happen here.

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Brilliant. Majestic, historical, regal and elegent, complete with outstanding performances of Parry.

Perfection.

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When they all came out on the balcony I was a little shocked to see Camilla Parker Bowles who looks like a horse spoil the family photo . They should have sent her up to the park for a gallop or put her down in Soho selling BBQ tickets for the street party.

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When they all came out on the balcony I was a little shocked to see Camilla Parker Bowles who looks like a horse spoil the family photo . They should have sent her up to the park for a gallop or put her down in Soho selling BBQ tickets for the street party.

LOL.

In addition: excerpts from other news,

The only other hiccup was when Eliza Lopes, the three-year-old granddaughter of William's stepmother Camilla, repeatedly fiddled with her floral headdress apparently fearing it would slip off.

Like Grandmother...like Granddaughter..:)

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They already got married? Gosh, must have missed it, busy with some important stuff like my son's RC car over the Golden Week.

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It was no short of TIFFANY ads thats for sure. Very cool wedding for Royals. William should pull a Matthew McConaughey.

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Katy's dress was very nice, but what stole the show was all those crazy hats. I think the prize for Best Hat Not to Wear at a Wedding or Anywhere Else has to go to Fergie's daughter (not sure which one, she was sitting directly behind the queen). Weird.

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Cleo, you might be referring to Princess Eugenie of York...

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...and her sister is Princess Beatrice of York. And the hats were crazy!

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3RENSHO, you could be right. I just heard the commentator mention later as The hats disappeared into Buck House, that they were Fergie's daughters.

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It was fun. Now my girlfriend is in a wedding mindset. I'd better watch out. I was glad when the BBC commentary took over from the Japanese in the studio. I was getting so tired of hearing them saying "William Oji" (sounds like William Orgy) over and over again.

I think the wedding band on Kate's finger was a bit of a tight fit.

By the way, how long has the word "fascinator" been used to describe ladies' hats at these functions?

And where were the Japanese royals? I know they declined out of respect for the earthquake and tsunami victims, but I think that was a wrong decision. The crown prince and Masako could have made a quick trip over.

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The 2 kisses on the balcony were way too short. The first one didn't even last a second, and the second one about 2 seconds. I was a bit shocked that Kate didn't give William a wedding ring. Kate looked stunning in that dress. But to sum it up, it's all about the hats. Victoria Beckham looked like a witch in hers.

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The one with the horns was Beatrice. There is a conspiracy theory that their mother Fergie, who didn't attend, let them dress that way...

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I think the prize for Best Hat Not to Wear at a Wedding or Anywhere Else has to go to Fergie's daughter

LOL. yea, I had a good laugh too when I saw that antenna like/deer horns hat....

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Foxie, somewhere I read that as William wears a signet ring they both agreed he should not wear a wedding ring.

And to the question, I missed most of the thing, but caught the tail end. Very well done, I thought. (Just hope my daughters don't get any ideas from watching it...)

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I hate to be the stick in the mud, but I'm 110% against all that monarchy crap!! It just puzzles me that some countries that pride themselves in being democratic and free, still support a system specifically meant to oppress and exploit others.

The only good thing I have to say is that William and Kate try behave like normal people and, at least, use the notoriety for good causes.

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I couldn't get over how much Harry resembles Diana, that same bashful grin. She lives on in her sons...

They looked a happy couple, relaxed...

It was a beautiful ceremony; the bride was elegant, the groom dashing, the wedding party tasteful.

The choral music gorgeous, the Bishop of London's words exemplary.

The Queen looked royal yet girlishly cute in her daffodil-yellow ensemble...

I liked Camilla's hat...

A stellar day for them.

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I couldn't get over how much Harry resembles Diana, that same bashful grin. She lives on in her sons...

Funny how you did not say anything about Harry resembling his father....

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hurryharry1 - i second that!

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As I've mentioned before:

Every other channel here have been showing the Royal Wedding for hours on end. British tourism could never have dreamed such caliber of "free" advertisements, not even with the next 2012 Olympics in London. ("Free" save for the cost of the wedding, but the cost of such caliber advertisements would easily trump that.)

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I didnt like the way the Japanese media presented it-too much damning Diana, not enough talk about the Commonwealth. Otherwise, a wedding always brings tears...

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It was a magnificent, colourful, exciting, historic and moving occasion.

They are a lovely young couple... best of luck to them.

All the anti-monarchists seem so mean and miserly.

They evidently prefer a middle-aged, boring, drab bunch of grey suits on the news.

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The one with the horns was Beatrice. There is a conspiracy theory that their mother Fergie, who didn't attend, let them dress that way..

Really? Oh me gosh... Horns, eh.....

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I am still pissed they canned the Chaser commentary! - If you are not an Aussie you probably have no idea who Chaser is.

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Not a "WOW" Royal wedding like Princess Diana's but still a glorious ,fascinating ,beautiful one.Two questions I have :1) Why only Prince William gave ring to Kate but not Kate to William? 2)Why only women were allowed to wear hats but not men? just curious.

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@tclh: 1) William is not found of jewelry - which is quite common, I don't like to use rings too - so they concerted he would not use a ring. 2) In royal functions, women use hat to give the occasion an air of required formality. Men, in royal functions, usually are wearing military, some have hats, but unlike their wives, if they wear a hat it would make them "in service".

One word comes to mind when I think of their wedding: decency. I liked their sense of duty, him being a true gentleman, she, a lady we don't see anymore these days. It was really nice watching it.

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Funny how you did not say anything about Harry resembling his father...

@ Ah_so: OK.

I couldn't get over how much Harry resembles Diana, that same bashful grin. Harry also looked dashing in uniform, as his father, Prince Charles.

Fair enough?

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Wait, there was a wedding? Why didn't anybody TELL me?!

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It was extravagant and they did not need to pay from their pockets. Security bill alone cost 10 millions. However it was an enjoyable moment. TV audiences are hungry about wonderful news and images instead of devastating natural disasters,cruel and inhumane murder cases, political unrest and wars.

I escaped from the reality for one night because of their wedding.

Something in the world still have a magical moment for a very few people.

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Thanks to LostinNagoya, for all these years I always assume that exchange wedding rings is essential ,not optional (not by law but by tradition).

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Disillusioned: I am an Aussie too, and am glad "the Chaser" was rejected by the ABC. They are not funny or witty. Their whole style is about ridicule and mocking, which is typical Sydney. Why would Australians per se want to have what was a majestic event of unmatchable grandeur interrupted and tainted by their nauseous childlike, secondary school boy antics.

More than 25% of Australians tuned in to watch the wedding on TV and many more gathered in pubs and clubs to enjoy it, many dressing up for the occasion. It was a spectacle that Hollywood could never match, nor could any other Country. The biggest Australian TV audience ever by a long way.

If you knew anything about British History then you would be grateful that Australia is a child of Great Britain and all that Great Britain delivered Australia, the freest and wealthiest country on the planet.

God Bless Australia, and God Save the Queen.

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I wasn't invited.

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A little off topic, but I have a question for you British guys: when the new King is enthroned, will national anthem "God Save The Queen" changed to "God Save the King" ? Does it change everytime there's a change a new King/Queen?

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It was extravagant and they did not need to pay from their pockets. Security bill alone cost 10 millions. However it was an enjoyable moment. TV audiences are hungry about wonderful news and images instead of devastating natural disasters,cruel and inhumane murder cases, political unrest and wars.I escaped from the reality for one night because of their wedding.Something in the world still have a magical moment for a very few people.

Yup was uplifting to see a vibrant prim proper ceremony from Britain. Nice change from all the depressing crime death and destruction stories you see on JT 99% of the time.

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Beautiful, but Kate's makeup was on the heavy side.

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