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Sian LLoyd a step parent excluded from Blair wedding

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2rebecca Mon 16-Sep-13 20:42:28

As a step mother this story made me sad
The story also made the Wail and the Express yesterday.
It's sad that although she has been married to the bride's father for 6 years she wasn't invited but was snubbed by her step daughter.
It's sad that she then discussed her rescinded invitation with the press so that stories of her stepdaughter's wedding were full of theories as to why she was snubbed and how OK this was rather than focussing on the wedding.
Tony Blair didn't show many diplomatic skills where his son's wedding was concerned.

TVTonight Mon 16-Sep-13 23:17:20

It wasn't "sad" that she discussed the rescinded invitation. It was cheap of her. Cheap and graceless and doing it on the wedding day showed a Not-Very-Nice side to her character.

The Blairs' pitched it spot on, "our new DIL looked amazing/she is an amazing person"

My reading of it, from the mail, was that Sian is a bit narcissistic and the bride had had enough. Would be interested to know what the main parties actually thought.

NatashaBee Mon 16-Sep-13 23:38:11

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daisychain01 Tue 17-Sep-13 18:30:35

My limited understanding of the situation was that she was highly vocal about her disagreement in UK getting involved in Iraq.

What does she expect? Rather than whinging to the Press about Poor Little Me, if she had kept a dignified silence (knowing Euan's father is) AKA keeping yer trap shut lovey, then she might have been included in the Blair nuptials.

Given her vocal displeasure about Iraq, she has double standards wanting to be breaking bread with Tony Blair anyway.

I wouldn't want to be in the same county as him, let alone the same room - thank God I am in neither! grin

2rebecca Tue 17-Sep-13 20:51:31

I disagree. If my stepdaughter married Tony Blair's son I wouldn't expect to be excluded because I marched in Glasgow against the iIaq war. That seems a very petty thing to exclude her for. The stepdaughter must really dislike her to exclude her, although I can't imagine excluding my father's new partner no matter how much I disliked her as I really love my dad and wouldn't want to upset him. I'd either invite lots of people and try to avoid her or elope.

Morgause Tue 17-Sep-13 20:54:17

It was nothing to do with the Blairs she had a big fall out with the bride's mother - who told her she couldn't go to the wedding.

Nasty cow. And I don't mean the bride's mother.

BOF Tue 17-Sep-13 20:57:36

I imagine the bride quite reasonably decided that it was too much to have to cope with the monstrous egos and upstaging antics of Sîan Lloyd and Cherie Blair, so she flipped a coin.

tribpot Tue 17-Sep-13 20:59:11

Reading the article, that all seems to be speculation on her part - as if the Blairs could give a toss what Sian Lloyd thinks about the war in Iraq at the best of times, never mind on their son's wedding day! Is she now advising the UN on what to do for the best in Syria? What about East Timor, does she have a view?

Helpful of Wales Online to clarify who 'Bush' was.

Anyway, the entire article is completely horrible for the newlyweds to have to know about - if she wants an invite to the next family do she's going about it the wrong way!

TVTonight Wed 18-Sep-13 00:11:54

I don't think Cherie Blair did anything to upstage the bride

Roshbegosh Wed 18-Sep-13 00:19:17

Undignified and either way it is a private matter. She used to go out with that ugly MP who left her for a cheeky girl didn't she? Maybe that is hard to get over but why opt for another public humiliation?

Sparklysilversequins Wed 18-Sep-13 00:24:29

She's made herself look a complete buffoon. Why make it public? What exactly did she think would happen, a public outcry with us all demanding she be reinstated? If I was a parent of either of the couple I would despise her for trying to take the shine of my child's day. She's a complete cow to do that.

YoureBeingADick Wed 18-Sep-13 00:27:04

i wouldn't have anyone i didn't like at my wedding- if the bride doesn't like her or fell out with her in the run up then it's perfectly acceptable to rescind the invitation. why on earth should anyone have to tolerate someone they didn't want at their wedding?

as for her going to the press (was it on the wedding day?) that is absolutely vile but shows her for what she is.

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 18-Sep-13 00:55:56

I can't understand why anybody with any scruples would want to go. I couldn't eat a canapé paid for by murder, lies and profiteering.

tribpot Wed 18-Sep-13 07:55:31

If the bride and groom didn't pay for it themselves, surely it's more likely the bride's family were funding the event than the groom's?

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 18-Sep-13 08:46:44

It was at the Blairs house (well one of them).

trixymalixy Wed 18-Sep-13 08:51:55

I'm sure I read that the invitation was rescinded as the bride was very upset about some comments Sian made about the mother of the bride.

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 18-Sep-13 08:53:10

I got married on Saturday too, why didn't my wedding make the papers smile

JustBecauseICan Wed 18-Sep-13 08:55:50

I imagine the Blair's said "Sian who?"

And I imagine Sian LLoyd was pooping her pants in excitement at getting to hobknob with real celebrities. And then chucked her fascinator out of the pram.

JustBecauseICan Wed 18-Sep-13 08:57:43

OMG rogue apostrophe.

Blame SL, just her face gives me the rage.

She's never really got over CheekyGirlGate has she?

AllThatGlistens Wed 18-Sep-13 09:01:51

Oh Lord the ego of that woman!

I can imagine she'd pop up fairly frequently on the Stately Homes threads.. Who would go to the press to moan about it?

Crass, cheap and wholly undignified. Just ugh.

IceCreamForCrow Wed 18-Sep-13 09:07:22

Yes, any moral high ground to be gained she blew by whinging publicly about it. Should have kept a dignified silence.

I wonder what the 'disagreement' with the brides mother was though??

Lol at Tone caring either way about her views on Iraq.

HungryGeorge Wed 18-Sep-13 09:08:06

I have dealt with her in the past, and erm.. she's not the nicest of people - very entitled and 'do you know who I am?' 'I'm a well known celebrity, you're lucky to have my custom' She was fond of getting things for free... despite leaving the lowly staff out of pocket.

Horrible nasty creature.

Kirk1 Wed 18-Sep-13 09:09:29

Sounds like she was excluded for the same reason as mine was. Stepmother and Mother don't get along. I wanted my Mother at my wedding so my stepmother was emphatically NOT invited. I'm sure it offended her and I don't care.

2rebecca Wed 18-Sep-13 09:40:17

Did you not care about upsetting your father though? Even if I hated my ex's new partner I can't imagine telling my kids not to invite her to a wedding because i wouldn't want to upset their relationship with their dad and that is far more important than my nonrelationship with his partner.
I'd just request not to be sat near her and with a huge wedding that should have been easy.
I agree the fact that she didn't just say "no comment" when asked about her exclusion makes her sound self centred but I don't think parents should emotionally manipulate their children by saying "if she's going I'm not" for a large event like a wedding, especially if the press are involved and you excluding someone will take the spotlight away from the couple and onto the more newsworthy row.

JustBecauseICan Wed 18-Sep-13 09:45:14

We don't know that the bride's mother said that though, do we?

Because she has maintained a dignified silence.

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