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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Royal Wedding Reply with quote

Prince William and Long term girlfriend Kate Middleton are to marry in spring or summer of 2011. It comes the year his late mother would have turned 50. I don't know if this will happen in May as there are local elections so maybe a summer wedding.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do these royal types pay for their own weddings or is it all out of the public purse?
Since david Cameron has declared how happy he is for them, maybe he should foot the bill out of his own personal pension
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should read the comments on the TV message board....they are already interviewing their bin man.............................. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news! I hope they have a long and happy life together. You canít beat a good Royal Wedding for lifting everyoneís spirits. Smile Another plate and mug for the cabinet - yay!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not me, I'll shall me washing my hair, which is saying something I have less than this "prince "
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Good news! I hope they have a long and happy life together. You canít beat a good Royal Wedding for lifting everyoneís spirits. Smile Another plate and mug for the cabinet - yay!



Sorry Rachel but when the country is heading towards the abyss a royal wedding is just a nice way of trying to take peoples eye of the ball.
Im sick of it already
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever your views on royalty here seems a decent young man who has given his fiancee his mother's engagement ring and then, today, spoke lovingly of her thus making sure in his eyes she didn't miss out on their day...what a lovely gesture ...brought tears to my eyes

I wish them both well
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree
I know that economically its not a good time to have to be spending public money on something like this but it is a one off event never to be repeated and I think it is important to give the happy couple a proper traditional wedding
I'm not by any means a keen royalist but I think these kind of events are part of our British tradition and I'm sure quite a lot of revenue will be generated from foreign tourists who come here specially for the event
Not to mention of course the likely boost to local pubs all over the country with ordinary people using the event as an excuse to get completely blotto
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't personally give a stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Do these royal types pay for their own weddings or is it all out of the public purse?
Since david Cameron has declared how happy he is for them, maybe he should foot the bill out of his own personal pension


The Government will set up a committee to arrange this. It comes from the tax payers purse. We really can't afford this and they will not be asking Ireland for help, as they can't afford anything at present.

The ring which is a late mothers is lovely. I loved the quote from Prince William, " It felt like my mother is here" I bet she's pleased about that. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look i dont wish to sound a misery guts and i do wish them well...and saying that she is rather good looking(can you have a crush when you are 39?)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't personally give a stuff.

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I won't be standing on the streets of London. Depends when it is too, I might not be in the country. The only reason I don't care, as it's going to cost a ...... fortune as I said - "above"
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.and saying that she is rather good looking (can you have a crush when you are 39?)


Yes, she is very good looking... and yes! you can have a crush at 58 too!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I'm sure quite a lot of revenue will be generated from foreign tourists who come here specially for the event
Not to mention of course the likely boost to local pubs all over the country with ordinary people using the event as an excuse to get completely blotto
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It will be a boost to the economy for many people.

Great news.

She looks a bit chavvy to be a princess but she will look the part very soon. Very nicely spoken both of them, no posh accents! Now THAT is progress!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great Santa I've only got two and a bit years to wait
Now I've got something to look forward to Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
look i dont wish to sound a misery guts and i do wish them well...and saying that she is rather good looking(can you have a crush when you are 39?)
She's lovely....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
We really can't afford this and they will not be asking Ireland for help, as they can't afford anything at present.

Yes, because without the financial issues, I'm sure Ireland would be the first to help organise the wedding of a future British monarch!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too wish them well, they look a lovely couple.

As for the country not being able to afford it, I don't suppose it could when the Queen married Prince Phillip in 1947, 2 years after the end of WW2. It's something to look forward to.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All those moaning whingers who say Kate and William should get married on the cheap can leave the country if they find it too much: Royal Weddings are part of our make-up and we do them very well, just as we do all formal occasions well. It's so nice to have some positive news for a change, so let's enjoy it and wish them well.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed. Although if they leave the country they'll probably find that, wherever they go, the people will be watching and celebrating with even more fervour - it's only the British who moan about the Royal family.

For what it's worth, I wish them well, hope their wedding day is a happy one, and their marriage a long and happy one. They appear to be well matched, in terms of maturity and personality, and they appear to have the blessing of their parents (and his grandparents), nearly all of which were absent from the union of William's parents. I think we shall get an additional Bank Holiday... and something good to look forward to amongst all the gloom of everyday 21st century life.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a post but I realised I was talking about the wrong prince. Shows how much notice I take of these things
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
All those moaning whingers who say Kate and William should get married on the cheap can leave the country if they find it too much: Royal Weddings are part of our make-up and we do them very well, just as we do all formal occasions well. It's so nice to have some positive news for a change, so let's enjoy it and wish them well.

All I'm asking is that they pay for it themselves
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll probably cost about 2p per taxpayer. I for one am quite happy with that!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
It'll probably cost about 2p per taxpayer. I for one am quite happy with that!

You used to be able to buy a bag of allsorts with 2p
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll put your 2p in if you like that, Clive.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just checked & the total cost for getting married in a registry office is £103.50. I'm sure they can afford to pay for that themselves Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funnily enough that is exactly how much hubby and I spent on our wedding. A morning off work, £103.50 and 60p to park the car- we could have got away with 30p for the car-park, if we had known it would take under an hour.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm listening to Jeremy Vine at the moment (something I don't do that often due to its tabloid orientation) and - guess what? - we now have to be subjected to an un-necessary discussion about what Jeremy himself has described as "that wedding". In the first 20 minutes I've heard nothing but waffle from contributors.

I don't care about "that wedding" and again the media - particularly the BBC, unfortunately - has gone completely overboard with all this nonsense.

Radio 2 = Radio Off, yet again!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Royal Weddings are part of our make-up . Please

Time we got rid of them all if all these other coutries like them so much then let them live over there.

Good for the country? not if you believe in democracy and accountability
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Funnily enough that is exactly how much hubby and I spent on our wedding. A morning off work, £103.50 and 60p to park the car- we could have got away with 30p for the car-park, if we had known it would take under an hour.

Rachel, you are a great example. In times of austerity the Royals should do like you did! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Funnily enough that is exactly how much hubby and I spent on our wedding. A morning off work, £103.50 and 60p to park the car- we could have got away with 30p for the car-park, if we had known it would take under an hour.


We didn't pay for the car parking, we didn't know we had to, and got a £30 ticket, something to remember Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Royal wedding will take place on Friday 29th April 2011 at Westminster abbey. It will also be a Bank Holiday.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its the Friday before the normal May Day Bank holiday so people will get four days off

Probably just about long enough to get over a decent hangover Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, some bloke who's in the RAF and his bird are getting married in a big church in London on April 29th next.

"Mr Cameron said: "We want to mark the day as one of national celebration, a public holiday will ensure the most people possible will have a chance to celebrate on the day."

I just can't wait to "celebrate on the day".

Whoopie-doo-dah.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11818049
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radio and TV will class it as a Bank Holiday too. Although BBC, ITV and Sky will be going on about it all day. Radio 2 could have a Royal Wedding special. ( I guess there be some Text and Email specials.) Laughing Prince William will have to just take a day off for the wedding as he's on duty, so it will be in lieu. RAF just don't shut for a Royal wedding.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark knowing Bob Shennan his idea of a Radio 2 wedding special will probably to have the Ginger one doing an outside broadcast from a tent pitched in the grounds of Westminster Abbey

That really would make some folks turn in their grave Mad
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mark occomore wrote:
Radio and TV will class it as a Bank Holiday too.


Does that mean that Evans might just get the day off?

mark occomore wrote:
Although BBC, ITV and Sky will be going on about it all day. Radio 2 could have a Royal Wedding special. ( I guess there be some Text and Email specials.) Laughing


Heaven help us, no.

mark occomore wrote:
Prince William will have to just take a day off for the wedding as he's on duty, so it will be in lieu. RAF just don't shut for a Royal wedding.


Are you sure about that Mark?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11818049
Taken from the article

Kate Middleton

Prince William and Catherine

Why does the initial letter of her name change depending on which of the forms of her name is used?...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Its the Friday before the normal May Day Bank holiday so people will get four days off
Very Happy


Lucky people, I won't. We work every Bank Holiday and get no extra pay. Its just a normal day here.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the previous weekend is Easter weekend so its the usual thing
No Bank Holidays for months and then four in the space of two weeks and another one at the end of May
Why can't they spread them out a bit Sad
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