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Prince William Announces Engagement to Kate Middleton!

  1. shazwellyn profile image84
    shazwellynposted 6 years ago

    Great news eh?  Fresh from number 10 Downing Street, London! big_smile

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yes, we will have something to celebrate

      1. shazwellyn profile image84
        shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nothing better to inspire the hope of a nation - a great British Royal Wedding!  Where's the party?

  2. Spacey Gracey profile image75
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    wahooo - surely an extra bank holiday next year smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I sure hope so! wink

  3. thooghun profile image86
    thooghunposted 6 years ago

    I hereby decree that from henceforth, all serfs on these forums of discourse shall endeavor to refer to Lady Catherine by her christened name:

    Catherine Elizabeth Middleton

    *drumroll*

    God save our...

    ((I love all the pomp))

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awww... the dressing of a new Princess!  Glitter and street parties!!!

  4. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 6 years ago

    Hi, I just heard and rushed over here to post it! shaz you got there first! lol so we are going to have Queen Kate! God bless her and all who sail in her! oops, sorry that's a ship launch!  all I can say is, I hope she has more luck than poor old princess Diana!

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No, this time we have to be positive and know that William is marrying for love  and companionship - not because he has to get hitched quick, before he falls off the pertch!  hehehe

      Anyway, I Queen will get to see her Grandchild marry - it is a new hope!

  5. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    exciting, was a date announced??

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sometime in the spring or summer, I am still waiting for my invite! lol

      1. shazwellyn profile image84
        shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        *waving my invitation!*

        We are all always invited to these big doos Nell!  You should know that!!! lol

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    Wow, that's great news!

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Want to dance PDH? wink

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image66
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sure Shaz, hope they will show it on TV.
        I like to watch weddings specially that "one of a kind" I think they are a wonderful couple!

        1. shazwellyn profile image84
          shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Kate has completed her finishing school education and has been groomed for the job.  They really needed to do this for Diana, but too late now.  Looks the groomers have learned from that mistake.

          The thing about a royal marriage, it is about friendship and, it is hoped, love comes later.  Whether that is the right or wrong view, that is still the view with people in the Establishment.

          The modern marriage, though, might be formulated on love though?

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image66
            prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Love, ah a love -- they must have love each other to have lasted for seven years..Yes I read about them and she is beautiful -- both of them - good looking. A simple and beautiful commoner with a prince..They will make a beautiful King and Queen pair...

            Days succeeding their wedding, the world will be watching many news about them etc..and for a little span of time we will be diverted to another world. I am tired of political news etc.

            1. shazwellyn profile image84
              shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It will be a feasting frenzy for the media.  The Government will love this, it means the media will have someone else to pick on and scrutinise!  I hope Kate is strong enough!!

              I think us commoners need to keep positive about them and knock the media when they start their negativity nonsense.  We need to keep in mind, how the media helped to destroy a vulnerable girl who knew no better as she grew up in a very strange whirley world of ups and downs (talking of Diana).

              Human behaviour, and the media demonstrates this, is to kick someone when they are already down.  It is like a pack mentality, engorging on other people's suffering (horrible!).

  7. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I've been out of the country for so long, it all seems pretty uninteresting.

    I heard the wedding has to take place next year, so as not to over-shadow the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Diamond? What?!!! I still remember her Silver Jubilee as though it were yesterday. How time flies. How fast life passes.

    1. richtwf profile image61
      richtwfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah time does fly - Silver Jubilee in 77 then Will's parents got married in 81 and now 30 years on it will be the turn of their first son. Amazing how time flies so quickly.

    2. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      *sssch.... dont give yourself away! lol *

      1. camlo profile image83
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hmmm ... I thought of that after posting.
        Anyway, I still maintain I've never been a day over 29.

        1. shazwellyn profile image84
          shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Is that milleniums or years? lol lol

          1. camlo profile image83
            camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            yikes ... thanks, Shazwellyn ... smile

            1. shazwellyn profile image84
              shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              If it is a consolation - you Germans always look younger! hehehe

              1. camlo profile image83
                camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Okay - but I'm English, just like you smile

                1. shazwellyn profile image84
                  shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Well, there you are!  How assumptions can give us a kick back, eh?  After reading your profile - briefly - a formulation of you rose to make a nincompoop of me! lol 

                  If you are in Germany, have you seen the band 'Get Well Soon'?  I know they have a good following there. 

                  I love Doherty too - Shotter's Nation was a real masterpiece, but then, who can forget the Libertines?!

                  1. camlo profile image83
                    camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    No, your not a nincompoop. I often mention that I'm in Germany, because I often reply to a Forum Post or whatever from my perspective here in Germany. So, people could easily imagine that I am actually German.

                    No, I don't know Get Well Soon; I'll have to look them up. I've always loved any project that has anything to do with Pete Doherty, although I'm never sure whether it's to do with the music itself or his charisma.

  8. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    trying to buy flags on line so we can festoon the house!

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow - great stuff!  Why dont you make your own union jack festooned with sparkly things!

      I am really pleased that we have this wedding - I think the timing is sooo apt, considering the dark days that Britian has been facing.

      1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
        CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        what a good idea!

  9. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...guess it'll be televised world wide....like Diana's....or maybe he'll want something a bit different if he can get away with it....

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nah... they wont have a choice!  That is the problem in being a royal - you are just a 'figure head' that will do the right thing for the country.  It is how they have been wired to be from cradle to death and know no different.  Good there are some mud blood to help with the gene pool (they had a terrible problem with madness a century or so ago).

      It's good for the country - even if you dont give a f now, you WILL be sucked in!  It is a fore gone conclusion hehehe

  10. thisisoli profile image61
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    Ahh great a royal wedding, time to watch the entire nation not give an F.

    One of the first things I noticed about the tabloids and gossip mags in america is their obsession with the british royal family though, kinda funny!

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Here in Germany, they even have entire magazines about them. I think they are probably the most interesting of royal families, and keeping up with the events of their lives is a bit like following a soap opera ... maybe that's why.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      isn't that odd.. maybe it's the whole royalty thing.

      I don't follow gossip and could really care less who is doing what, but there is something about the royal family that is rather intriguing. The princes are the same age as my sons. in fact my oldest kind of looks like William...

      anyway, I'm happy with the news. I hope she understands more fully than Princess Diana did what she is marrying into.

  11. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    He has given her his mother's sapphire engagement ring - it's a beautiful ring, but it didn't have a happy history.

  12. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    That is fabulous news!
    Prince William and Princess Kate are entirely different people than Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
    For one thing -- Prince William isn't shagging a cow named Camilla Parker Bowles (at least I sincerely HOPE NOT -- that would make the royal soap opera even ... weirder, eh?).
    The world has had time to adjust to William and Kate as a couple.
    And I think the world (and England) like and respect William -- probably a lot more than they ever have his father.

    To be safe, tho. I wouldn't take Diana's ring. *shudder*
    Bad karma there, eh?

  13. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I've never been a "big royal watcher" (US - who can blame me..  smile), but I've always kind of paid attention to William and Harry because Diana's babies and my own babies were kind of matches in ages.  So, somehow, I've just paid attention and always know exactly how old each of them is.

    I'd imagine they'll televise a wedding; but (maybe I'm wrong) I somehow have the feeling the world (and maybe "The Royals") has become at least a little smarter after the whole Diana thing.

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No, recon there will be a lot of pomp and ceremony.  This is a great political opportunity and something that will unite the British people.  Just what the Dr ordered (or maybe it was???).

  14. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    I heard Camilla has already picked out a stunning red dress for the big day...

    http://www.bestweekever.tv/bwe/images/2009/03/HORSE-ALLERGIC-TO-GRASS.jpg

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      She's never looked better!

    2. Ken Crow profile image60
      Ken Crowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OMG, now that is funny!   I love it, I love it!!! This does explain alot.....ROFLMAO

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    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    All we have to do is keep Prince Philip from interfering like he did with Price Charles and Princess Diana.

    King William and Queen Catherine.  I like the sound of that!
    My tip for a date is 1 July - Princess Diana's 50th Birthday.

    See, there are still Royalists in Australia!


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4113813_f248.jpg

  16. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    About bloody time!

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      9 years is a long time for EVEN a MAN to make up his mind! lol

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    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    I just realised the most important aspect of this wedding!

    Harry is still available!!! wink

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Umm... I think Harry is just looooving being free at the moment!

  18. Paraglider profile image87
    Paragliderposted 6 years ago

    Of course when Charles married Diana he was air to the throne. Thirty years on, he's still heir to the throne. And given that the Queen's mother lived to be 100, twenty years hence Charles could still be waiting.

    This succession game went to pot when kings stopped leading armies into battle.

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I dont actually think Charles wants the responsibility of being King (I dont actually think he wants the responsibility of being Prince, either, but he has no choice in that one!).  It might just skip him and go to William anyway.

      1. Paraglider profile image87
        Paragliderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        He'd have to formally abdicate, wouldn't he? I think a lot of people would welcome it if he did.

        1. shazwellyn profile image84
          shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey-ho!  It has happened before, no doubt, it will happen again!

  19. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Like they said, she has a lot more going than Diana did at first. She is better educated and worldly and she does not seem to have as many insecurities. I am sure it is William's choice to marry her, no one else's.

    Also, she has been given a lot more time to adjust. And hopefully the press learned a lesson from Diana.

    1. shazwellyn profile image84
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We hope that the press has learned. 

      Like having children, you know that there is a hard task ahead, but until you do it, you don't actually know how hard that task is!  Kate seems well groomed for the job and has had a faultless record of behaving as a royal should over the last nine years.  She is a great choice.

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    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    If he becomes King, Charles will be Charles IV(?) unless he does as he has hinted at in the past, and adopts George VII.

 
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