I did watch part of the wedding of the now, Duke & Duchess of Sussex.
Why Sussex is beyond me. There is no real history to the ‘Duchy of Sussex’; indeed there has been but one, thats 1,
The one and only was thought a bit of a rebel/odd. He never married officially/legitimately, and his son could not inherit his titles. The title became extinct upon his death.
There’s been plenty of Earls of Sussex from the 13th century off and on into the 19th century, Yes indeed, the sixth, and last creation, of this earldom, was long after said Duke died in 1843.
Back to the nuptials of our young Prince Henry of Wales, commonly known as Prince Harry. I switched on the box and tuned in rather late in the proceedings, it would seem.
Luckily I missed all the “red carpet’ nonsense, which had, what appeared to me, to be an inordinate number of movie/ show business, and sporting ‘personalities‘ going by the reviews which I perused. Hollywood/Bollywood would have given the world to host it.
I’m just damned glad I missed it.
But my first view was a bit disturbing.
Who died; my first thought; heres why. Harry; in mourning uniform of the ‘Blues & Royals’? Was he having last minute regrets? Williams wearing same uniform with accoutrements.
Whats going on, who died.
No one! It’s the frockcoat uniform of the Blues & Royals. Looked like they were heading for a funeral.
When William got wed, these two men looked quite dashing, both in ‘Blues & Royals’ uniforms, quite jolly in fact.
I was fortunate enough to choose the right television station.
No ad’s; no jabbering, talking M. T. Heads, probably SBS, they seem to have more idea than most!
It’s probably just me, but St.Georges Chapel, Windsor seems a miserable sort of place, especially for a wedding, I suppose it’s because of all the dead bodies interred therein, mind you there’s plenty tucked away in the Abbey, at Westminster, but Windsors the only one thats got a king, who lost his head in Whitehall, there as a tenant.
Still I suppose , being the chapel, of the Knights of the Garter adds something, not sure what!
Harry’s not a KG, like his brother, he’s just a KCVO, doesn’t even make a GCVO, so St Georges Chapel, Windsor, can’t be a special place for him; can it? It must be, else why would he select it over St Paul’s, or the Abbey?
It wasn’t long before the bride arrived, and the ceremony got under way, I must admit that she looked quite stunning, in white too, with the page boys in black. Were they in mourning too?
I thought the Prince of Wales was to take her up the aisle.
I can see why her father chickened out, and why her half siblings (?) were not welcome, it’s hard to imagine the embarrassment they would have caused me, let alone the bride.
Ah! There he is; The PoW. doing his thing
What! No Archbishops, in their finery, like Prince William and Catherine had, to officiate at their wedding?
Just a lowly Dean, by the look of things. Is this a ‘Royal Wedding or not? Having my doubts. have a butchers at these and see what I mean;
More men in dresses, than you can shake a stick at; even the Queen gets into Catherine & Williams picture. Relegated to the second row for Harry’s nuptials, but of course there’s good reason for this; which quite escapes me for the present.
Although they did leave the seat in front of her clear. For obvious reasons,which I need not explain!
And to the strains of music that I didn’t know or like; where is Felix when you want/need him? The bride and groom departed the chapel, for a ride around Windsor, in a nice carriage with lots of horses. and soldiers to ride them; and lots of people to cheer and wave their little flags.
A jolly time was had by all!
After which it was time for more pictures to be taken, and again comparing the two weddings;
and what about the cakes?
Well there was one that I found, I’m not sure about the other, is it a cake? Damned if I know.
And the one I felt for, throughout the whole sorry proceedings, (well it was in my view) was a lady of great dignity.