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Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle

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Congratulations to the lovely couple. It was a beautiful wedding.

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1.9 billion TV viewers

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Yawn.

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I'm not one for the British royal nonsense, but I must admit I was looking forward to the broadcast and watched the whole thing with a glass of red in hand with the wife, reminiscing about the last time there was a royal wedding (in 2011) when we were dating! Congrats to the beautiful couple!

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WOW! Those Brits sure know how to throw a wedding. Wonderful!

I don't know about the rest of y'all, but a big morning dose of love and diversity and breaking traditions was exactly what I needed today.

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Shame on my cynical soul, HM Queen Elizabeth image defines a reflection of sadness, loss?......

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A very pretty bride, I loved the simplicity of her dress.

If she were my daughter I would have had a bigger, swankier hat than what her mum had.

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That bishop was insane. I have expected him to start handling snakes. He did go on a bit and the reactions from the congregation were hilarious. Victoria Beckham has a face like someone who has forgot to put her teeth in. Loved the music though.

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Bride, Meghan Markle, is stunning, wonderfully understated, natural beauty.  

Mother, Doria Ragland, looks genuinely at ease, demeanour and composure, style is bright and beaming.    

Hi Luddite, frankly Posh and Becks define the façade, banal masquerade of the catwalk.Vacuous, crass and chichi.

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A true breakthrough for minorities everywhere!

Proof positive of the fact that even gingers can find a spouse.

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Luddite:

That bishop was insane.

Whose idea was it to invite that guy? The longer it went on for, the more cringeworthy it became. Practically every member of the royal family (except perhaps for the Queen) was giggling.

And why oh why did Meghan not invite at least one other family member? I felt so sorry for her mother, all by herself. I know her white family is trouble, but she has black relatives who have kept themselves away from prison. What the heck was going on in her head? In place of relatives, we get James Corden and Victoria Adams????? With that 'look at me' face, as usual. I was next expecting to see the Kardashians. I know Meghan is Hollywood-stuff, but how close is she to some of those guests?

I just hope this isn't the start of a trend for royal weddings.

I still sort of enjoyed it. I can just imagine how bored stiff I'd be with the formality of Japanese royal weddings.

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The lack of cloud cover and drizzle was disappointingly un-British. Thankfully the clergy rescued the day with a fine performance.

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What is he wearing?

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Good for them, but thank goodness it is done and over with. Way too much media attention placed on this.

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Hi expat, I think formal dress uniform for officer rank in the Royal Marines…possibly Captain General…..

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Harry wore the uniform of the Blues and Royals holds a lower rank than the other units he's associated with.

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Sorry expat, my Father has just blown a fuse, zichi is corrrect formal dress uniform and frockcoat of the Blues and Royals

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Rank of captain, required permission from the queen. The frockcoat is made from doeskin.

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Who invited Michael Curry? Must have been Markle's idea.

Speech was too long, even though he had a thoroughly engaging style.

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a royal house that dates back to 1066,

No, the line traces back to Cerdig, founder of the Kingdom of Wessex @449Ad

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I believe he and his brother are both Majors in that regiment, equal rank being part of their idea. The Aglet's his brother wore are because he is ADC to the Queen.

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No, the line traces back to Cerdig, founder of the Kingdom of Wessex @449Ad

The Norman lines replaced the original English lines after 1066. Pre-Norman Kings don't count as part of the current royal line.

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Pre-Norman Kings don't count as part of the current royal line.

In that case, I think it dates back to Kenneth MacAlpin, 843CE.

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I give it four years.

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The Norman lines replaced the original English lines after 1066. Pre-Norman Kings don't count as part of the current royal line.

William of Normandy's children were descended of Alfred the Great and the Saxon line through his wife.

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Back on topic please.

My girlfriend went to a friend's apartment where there were five or six of her women friends having a royal wedding party evening. So I settled in comfortably at home, ready to watch a DVD or two. And guess what? I ended up watching the wedding, too, (so I would know what my girlfriend was talking about when she got home).

I can't understand why the Japanese commentators in the studio and the simultaneous translator kept calling Harry Henry. I know the Japanese media always do this. Do think Harry is impolite? The achbishop called him Harry during the ceremony; he called himself Harry during the exchange of vows. everybody calls him Harry except the Japanese media.

The other quaint thing was those old-fashioned vows about "for better or worse," "In sickness and in death," and "til death us do part." I mean, considering the divorce rates in every country, how many couples have broken and will break those vows? Why are they still a part of wedding rites?

Anyway, I enjoyed the pomp. Nobody does it quite as well as The British. Boy, wouldn't it be something to see a newlywed Japanese royal couple kiss in public after their wedding?

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I thought it was a lovely wedding day - Meghan looked delighted to have the preacher speak. A very nice event.

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Liz and phil have seen better days.

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That bishop was insane. I have expected him to start handling snakes

I saw that on the news this morning. I think some were about to call 999.

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A true breakthrough for minorities everywhere!

The aristocracy leads the way?

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Although I believe people should wear what they like, and I don’t give a real fig one way or another, I did for a few seconds remember when it was unheard of for a bride on a second or more marriage to wear white. Or that it was considered bad form for a wedding guest to wear anything white or close to white. That popped into my head when I saw what Kate wore.

Anyway I I hope things go well for them and that the British people feel that having them is of benefit to society.

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Watched on NHK

Fantastic pageantry. Lovely couple.

Motor-mouth translators and “Look at ME!!!!!” bishop ruined it a bit.

Shoulda given that bishop a bell after 5 minutes.

Shoulda given those translators the royal “shhh!”

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Ahh the royal wedding, on of those things i will never understand why so many people tune in to see. My reaction to this is just a big ol "who cares?"

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Ahh the royal wedding, on of those things i will never understand why so many people tune in to see. My reaction to this is just a big ol "who cares?"

And yet you cared enough to click on this article and post a comment.

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So this is Meghan's second time at "'till death do us part" ? Or do the American's use different phrases ?

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Meghan entered the chapel unescorted, offering TV viewers and the congregation a first good look at her hotly anticipated wedding dress, which was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller of the French fashion house Givenchy.

Harry, looking nervous, appeared to say: "Thanks Pa" to his father, and "You look amazing!" to his beaming bride.

It helps that it's her 2nd, so lessens the nervousness of being in a royal wedding

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Wow, I thought I'd made a pretty harmless, inoffensive comment. What earned it 8 down votes, I wonder?

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