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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by sherri » Mon May 21, 2018 12:26 am

I don't think clear thinking is always one of your skills, Andy. You run on emotional reaction, not logic.
I never said there was anything wrong with Harry marrying Meghan. I never said there was anything wrong with the gospel singers, in fact they performed well, although I do suspect part of the reason they were invited was because of their racial mix.

To me racism is when you target someone because of their race-either in a negative or a positive way.

So you tell me-was the preacher chosen because he was a good preacher who could be relied upon to give an inspiring message or was he chosen because he was a well known black preacher?

If they chose him because they genuinely liked his past sermons and find his words inspirational, fair enough. If they invited him simply for theatre, because he is black, then yes, that is a form of racism.
That's all I was saying. That and the fact I thought his homily was extremely poor and repetitive.

And I say that based not on his skin colour but on the words of the homily.

The rest of the service was very good.

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by andysfootball » Mon May 21, 2018 1:11 am

well I liked his message and I liked how he delivered it

sorry I can't be logical

it's just I intend to have a bit of fun in this lifetime
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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by sherri » Mon May 21, 2018 8:04 am

If you enjoyed it, fair enough.
All I am saying is I thought he started off well enough but I was waiting for the message and was disappointed as the theme didn't develop.

It's not that I don't enjoy preachers with passion. I grew up listening to a few Irish priests so I found the black minister on Saturday fairly mild and benevolent in comparison. I just like a bit more depth in a homily. That's all I am saying. For me, that would be more fun. I get a buzz out of words and ideas, passionate speech alone doesn't move me.

Also, I don't think racism or sexism are necessarily always bad things or bad words although I know that's how people these days interpret them.
Ultimately, it was Harry & Meghan's day & they were entitled to have whatever they liked. If they wanted to include a few things from American culture, that's fine. I just personally thought the minister was a bit of a dud speaker. I suspect he bored the pants off the queen too, to be honest.
But hey, I suppose it was something different.

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by ralph » Mon May 21, 2018 8:18 am

andysfootball wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 11:28 pm
the wedding including the preacher was a house of Windsor master stroke

it brought the royals up to date by 15 to 20 years in one wedding ceremony

son of princess dianna marries an American of coloured ethnicity who is also independent and a femininst

long may the windsors reign over us
Andy, regarding the preaching Bishop, I have had correspondence from a number of friends in the US and the general feeling is if he had cut his sermon to half the time, he would have got his message across and people would have appreciated it more.

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Post by andysfootball » Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 am

well it was their wedding and they got what they wanted
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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by sherri » Mon May 21, 2018 10:10 am

Ralph-nail on the head.
The yanks are right. :D

I'm a bit disappointed no one has commented on the dress yet but what can I expect, I suppose, on a board of mostly males.
I liked her tiara. Stunning. Veil, stunning (bit on the long side though, given her train was fairly short)
Dress, elegant, timeless, refined.
But not anywhere as memorable as Diana's though. Hers was a masterstroke. Love it or hate it, no one (female) could forget it.

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by Pilot » Mon May 21, 2018 10:38 am

Did they tie the knot ?
I voted leave

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by danet » Mon May 21, 2018 11:00 am

sherri wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:10 am

I'm a bit disappointed no one has commented on the dress yet
You missed my post? :shock: I did say something about the dress. At least Ralph reads and quotes my posts :D

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by danet » Mon May 21, 2018 11:02 am

ralph wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 6:03 pm
danet wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Well that Reverend sure stole the show! Evangelistic style😂 was thinking at first how meaningful it was and then I start to cringe, went on too long and the message is lost. I get a phone text from daughter watching the wedding from the Gold Coast “is he ever going to stop!” 😂 we have been talking about it all day and laughing, I even downloaded the reverends speech to listen to it properly without the cringing!
Anyway, thought the dress was understated. The little bridesmaids and page boys were adorable! Amazing sunny day it was too! Those horses and horsemen/guards looked magnificent. I was pleased for Prince Charles to give the bride away. He was beaming with happiness. The music was beautiful and I loved the Cello playing Ave Maria.
The main important point is as the good reverend ponits out, is the love, and these two really do and I think will for a long time. They will be great embassadors for very worthy causes. Diana’s legacy will live on.
I see that they will be coming over to Sydney in October for The Invictus Games.
Yes Ralph, I know! And you know what Australia's official wedding present was to both Harry and Meghan?
Akubra hats :D
We are all hoping they will wear the hats when they come to the big wide land of Oz :hat43: :hat45:

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by sherri » Mon May 21, 2018 3:15 pm

Sorry danet, I've seen it now.

I read somewhere that Australia was giving them a donation to a favourite charity. Maybe they got the hats plus the charity donation.
It would make sense if most presents were donations to charity. It's not as if they need a new dinner set or vase or anything.

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by ralph » Tue May 22, 2018 12:02 am

sherri wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:10 am
Ralph-nail on the head.
The yanks are right. :D

I'm a bit disappointed no one has commented on the dress yet but what can I expect, I suppose, on a board of mostly males.
I liked her tiara. Stunning. Veil, stunning (bit on the long side though, given her train was fairly short)
Dress, elegant, timeless, refined.
But not anywhere as memorable as Diana's though. Hers was a masterstroke. Love it or hate it, no one (female) could forget it.
The Tiara was one that had belonged to The Queen's grandmother, Queen Mary. As for commenting on her dress, during the time I worked at Kensington Palace State Apartments, which is home to the royal dress collection, I took an American Journalist on a tour of the royal dresses and answered all of her questions. Imagine my surprise when a few weeks later, she sent me a copy of her double-page article in her newspaper (circulation 5 million) in which she said I had an astonishing knowledge of the subject! I will probably now suffer for this admission but hey, Que Sera! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by sherri » Tue May 22, 2018 12:09 am

I am sure you do have an astonishing knowledge of all things Royal, Ralph, including the dresses! :D

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by Beachbum » Tue May 22, 2018 1:09 am

Pilot wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:38 am
Did they tie the knot ?
No she ran away with the milkman.

Try to keep up.

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by gnads » Tue May 22, 2018 1:45 am

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:lol: :P
Nappies & Politicians should be changed often. Both for the same reason.
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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by danet » Wed May 23, 2018 5:52 am

gnads wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 1:45 am
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:lol: :P
I saw this article you may find interesting re: resemblances and comparisons.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest ... edding/amp

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by whip » Wed May 23, 2018 9:12 am

The circus has departed :eusa_dance:

The 30 million pound security for the farce could have been better spent.

As for ralph knowing all about women's wear :lol:
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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by ralph » Wed May 23, 2018 3:00 pm

whip wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:12 am
The circus has departed :eusa_dance:

The 30 million pound security for the farce could have been better spent.

As for ralph knowing all about women's wear :lol:
I could recommend a little number that would suit you down to the ground Whip! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by gnads » Thu May 24, 2018 12:13 am

Yeah Ralph .... would that be the one where the sleeves are long and tie up around the back? :lol:
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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by ralph » Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 am

gnads wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 12:13 am
Yeah Ralph .... would that be the one where the sleeves are long and tie up around the back? :lol:
Ha, you guessed! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Royal wedding

Post by whip » Thu May 24, 2018 10:32 am

In my eye young lass's should be out doing what young lass's do best.

That is, shopping , going out to clubs gigs holidays together.

Having girly day's out/in and down pub to have a good old fashioned chin wag.

Not to be regulated by the firm and protocol.

i await for the mist to clear.

Royalty Pfft.
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