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EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 12:48:48

BBC report on crowds.

Anyone know when we'll see the dress?

EdithWeston Sun 31-Jul-11 21:28:51

So they do seem to be managing the blending of the families, with the legitimate half-sister as bridesmaid.

I saw pix of the Princess Royal and Capt Mark Phillips with Mr and Mrs Tindall - so looks as it the "exes function as parents" rule was the one that held good. I didn't see anything of the second husband and second wife.

MayDayChild Sun 31-Jul-11 21:19:19

Thanks Edith

bruffin Sun 31-Jul-11 21:15:17

"Why is Zara not a princess? All the other grandchildren seem to be. "

Because she is not a member of the male line and Princess Anne refused an honory title for either her or Peter.

"The maid of honour was her best friend Dolly Maude and the little page boy was Ted, Dolly's son and Zara's godson, as for the other bridesmaids I'm not sure"

from a news report

"Zara Phillips’ beautiful bridesmaids were Stephanie Phillips, Miss Phillips's half-sister, the daughter of Captain Mark Phillips and his second wife Sandy Pflueger, Nell Maude, Jaz Jocelyn and Hope Balshaw."

Nell Maude is Dollly Maudes daughter and Hope Balshaw was the best mans daughter.

EdithWeston Sun 31-Jul-11 21:12:59

mayDayChild - see this thread which probably has the info you are after re Royal styles and titles.

diddl Sun 31-Jul-11 21:02:06

I think that the coat that Kate was wearing was quite "mother of the bride" & that the hat was anything but "meh"!

She often looks to me as if she tries too hard.

MayDayChild Sun 31-Jul-11 21:00:56

Why is Zara not a princess? All the other grandchildren seem to be.
Help me out Royal fans...

EightiesChick Sun 31-Jul-11 20:50:05

I'm going to assume, charitably, that Kate picked a fairly meh dress as an act of kindness, so that she wasn't upstaging the bride. It was probably the only way to miminise the inevitable attention that she would get.

Fergie has chosen her daughters' stylist? Bit like getting Helena Bonham Carter to pick your outfit for a big night out, surely?

Waswondering Sun 31-Jul-11 20:47:46

Think a pg would be bad news for Olympics training .... as there's less than a year to go: doubt Zara will think about it till after then.

(She says!!! Nowt to do with me ...........)

belgo Sun 31-Jul-11 20:47:28

No I don't think she is pregnant, she says she doesn't want a baby until after the Olympics next year. Sensible girl.

nozmum Sun 31-Jul-11 20:45:20

Do you thin she could be pregnant? No actual bump, but she has got that glow.. would love it if she was.. royal baby fever!

amothersplaceisinthewrong Sun 31-Jul-11 18:38:35

Dress was a huge meringue that added stones to her. Awful. Veil and Tiara nice and Zara has a beautiful smile.

Beatrice looked OK ish - but she really has a very unfortunate face. Eugenie is very pretty but in need of some help with her clothes. Fergie has got them a stylist according to Sunday Times.

ChaoticAngelofGryffindor Sun 31-Jul-11 14:43:56

grin RustyBear

Okay, I'll alter that to some men in kilts wink

VitaEstBonus Sun 31-Jul-11 12:23:26

OK, she didn't go strapless, phew.

I think she looked rather lovely and her flowers were gorgeous.

I am starting to find Kate very meh.

Bue Sun 31-Jul-11 11:53:44

The teenager was Zara's half sister (Mark Phillips' daughter from second marriage), one of the little girls was Dolly Maude's daughter (I can't stop chuckling at that name!) and I think I read that the other girls were children of a rugby player.

EightiesChick Sat 30-Jul-11 23:00:29

Have just read this MSN blog which has a lot of very good pics of guests, rugby players in suits smile etc and follows events. I missed it on the news - anyone know if it is being shown again (probably at 3am on BBC News)?

PricklyThistle Sat 30-Jul-11 22:59:29

I had assumed that they had it in Scotland to keep the natives happy...
Princess Anne being such a Scottish rugby fan and all grin

PamBeesly Sat 30-Jul-11 22:43:23

The maid of honour was her best friend Dolly Maude and the little page boy was Ted, Dolly's son and Zara's godson, as for the other bridesmaids I'm not sure

EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 22:19:17

I'd like to know who the bridesmaids are too.

I've just seen the BBC coverage, and it was pretty sketchy (pity). But I was trying to make out what that well-wisher was wearing on her head.

lovecorrie Sat 30-Jul-11 21:53:33

who were the bridesmaids?

diddl Sat 30-Jul-11 18:28:01

I think it´s lovely & really suits her.

Looks effortlessly elegant to me.

PortBlacksandIsleOfDogs Sat 30-Jul-11 18:06:35

She does look lovely though and is so obviously smitten - the way she looks at him....

PortBlacksandIsleOfDogs Sat 30-Jul-11 18:05:44

why does it look as if they made her dress too short the first time around?

RustyBear Sat 30-Jul-11 18:04:26

ChaoticAngel - hoping for men in kilts - Here's one for you...

Waswondering Sat 30-Jul-11 17:40:08

Suspect Anne and HMQ both wearing gloves due to amount of hand shaking ....

MonkeyJungleConga Sat 30-Jul-11 17:30:54

Dress is nothing great. The straps at the top and the bit at the bottom look like they were added on - like a dress bought from ebay that's been altered to fit. Having said that she does look lovely in it.

Beatrice & Eugenie look nice actually, Kate's outfit is very boring from what I can see of it. Sohpie Wessex looks nice but why does why insist on these bulky jackets? Princess Anne's jacket is awful IMO, not improved by the gloves either.

Natalie Pinkham looks stunning IMO.

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