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Kate puts on brave face amid tacky spectacle
New York Post ^ | April 30, 2011 | Andrea Peyser

Posted on 04/30/2011 12:51:30 PM PDT by this is my country

Off with their hats! It was bigger than the Super Bowl and as tacky as a legion of Elvis impersonators. Most of all, it was disturbingly white. Yesterday's little wedding of William and Kate, a worldwide showcase of dreadful hats, fad diets and an unusually sour, lemon-yellow-clad queen, was designed to prove to the common man that the royals, finally, were down with the people. But from the moment a triumphant Kate tiptoed with her dad onto the red carpet -- yes, she walked an actual red carpet to and from the altar -- I saw not a potential queen. Kate bore the look of a lithe human sacrifice. Or was she ready to faint from her starvation diet? Her mouth smiled. But in her eyes -- terror. Who can blame her? Kate waited eight years for this moment, outlasting an endless parade of bimbos and stunning babes, most of them blond, at least five of them wedding guests (go figure, Brits), to win the hand of the badly balding heir to the throne. "You look beautiful!" William said, sounding a trifle too surprised, as she sailed into his orbit. These had to be the second-most dorky words ever to emerge from the mouth of a prince, after Wills' dad's unfortunate musings on becoming Camilla's feminine hygiene product. Kate did her best to paint on a smile, as the claustrophobically reserved royal mob made asses of themselves, craning their necks to give Kate the once-over, like a hunk of meat. It was showtime! Perhaps it was a bad omen. Or a sign of water retention. But when it came time to be Mr. and Mrs. Or Duke and Duchess. Or whatever the heck this pair will call each other in the

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To: Minnesota fox

I think she’s mad the Obama’s weren’t invited.

I don’t think she would have written the column that way if she couldn’t see O’s smiling ears and his lovely and gracious wife.

Yes I am being sarcastic.


151 posted on 04/30/2011 2:33:11 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: this is my country

It’s OK. This kind of reaction to the wedding tells me all I need to know about Andrea Peyser and the classless newspaper who publishes her.


152 posted on 04/30/2011 2:34:54 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: RummyChick
Them gals are just trying to out do Hyacinth Bucket "Bouquet".
153 posted on 04/30/2011 2:34:57 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: ladyjane
That and the fact that the Spencers are high aristocracy and Camilla's family not quite so much. Besides which, Camilla's great grandmother was King Edward VII's last mistress.

Thank goodness that William wasn't forced to marry someone he didn't know and care for!

154 posted on 04/30/2011 2:38:29 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: this is my country

” disturbingly white”?
Cause Obammy, the ,”magic negro” was snubbed.
Hell, would you want his shelf ass wookie wife at your wedding?
Or Obammy running in front of the camera during your wedding photos?


155 posted on 04/30/2011 2:39:40 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: this is my country

Kate showed class and beauty. Andrea showed tackiness and racism. Guess who my favorite of the two is.


156 posted on 04/30/2011 2:42:14 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: this is my country

Good grief. What a horrid article. I’m not surprised that there is someone this negative about the wedding. There is bound to be someone. I am just surprised that such pointless venom finds a publisher.


157 posted on 04/30/2011 2:47:44 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: this is my country

In a roundabout way she’s whining about the golfer-in-chief and his brood not being invited. Somebody who can Photo Shop should do Peyser up in black-face with a caption that encompasses that fact.


158 posted on 04/30/2011 2:48:33 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: South40

What a bitch.


159 posted on 04/30/2011 2:53:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MinuteGal

So she’s Married? I would never have guessed it.

Especially because of her comment about the prince telling his wife she was beautiful.

My husband talked about “How beautiful I was” coming down the aisle for a long time. It’s a gift a man can easily give his wife, because every woman is beautiful on her wedding day and the old tradition of not seeing the bride before the wedding is there for a REASON.

Andrea seems unfamiliar with this custom. Maybe her husband said to her, “Wow, you look less like a troll than usual!”

I know, that’s unworthy. But she deserves it.


160 posted on 04/30/2011 2:53:39 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Binghamton_native; SeeSharp

Peyser is from Queens.


161 posted on 04/30/2011 2:55:31 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: nopardons

Her bio says she was born in NYC of European immigrant parents who came by way of Israel.

http://www.andreapeyser.com/biography.php


162 posted on 04/30/2011 2:58:06 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: this is my country
an unusually sour, lemon-yellow-clad

Check out this unappealing picture; bitter, horrid Andrea was no doubt looking in a mirror when she wrote that descriptive phrase.

163 posted on 04/30/2011 3:03:35 PM PDT by PacesPaines
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To: fabian
How much of that pomp is responsible for horrible social policies and excessive taxes?

Prime Ministers and parliament are responsible for those things, not royalty. The Queen can't raise one penny of tax, nor can she order one soldier to battle. The Royal Family generates hundred of millions for the British economy every year, just in tourism.

164 posted on 04/30/2011 3:06:28 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: hattend
"....I think Andrea was pissed because the Obama’s weren’t invited......."

Raises an interesting point/question:

Were the heads of state from the rest of the free world invited....? Sarkozy? Merkel? Berlusconi? Scandanavia?

We all know why the Obamas were not invited.....

165 posted on 04/30/2011 3:08:43 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: EDINVA

Thanks for the info and link. I was relying on my memory of a few of her past articles, wherein she mentioned some things about her family. I either misremembered, or she fudged some stuff in the past.


166 posted on 04/30/2011 3:11:59 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: celtic gal

Classy people don’t shack up.

Period.


167 posted on 04/30/2011 3:14:13 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Victor
Neither the Sarkozys nor the Merkels were invited, though some royals and heads of state were.

Since William is second in line to the throne and not the heir, this was NOT a "state wedding", hence foreign leaders didn't have to be invited.

168 posted on 04/30/2011 3:15:25 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Victor
Were the heads of state from the rest of the free world invited....? Sarkozy? Merkel? Berlusconi? Scandanavia?

Only royalty from non-Commonwealth was invited. So no Sarkozy, Merkel, Berlusconi, etc. The prime ministers of Commonwealth nations were invited; Australia's PM Gillard was there, but Canada's PM Harper declined because of the general election coming up on Monday.

169 posted on 04/30/2011 3:15:32 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: DallasDeb
Indeed. Purposefully finding every single thing to be sneered at or distainfully described, in intentionally negative ways. For no good reason. Who finds this article to be of interest or true? It is snide and scathing from beginning to end.

I found the wedding beautiful, the Abby beyond compare, and most everyone invited wanted to look great, even if some of the choices were not the best. Kate's sister (bridesmaid) was beautiful too. William looked well in his red uniform ... very well cut. There are some people in life that cut everyone down, including Jesus Christ.

Pay no attention to this article's vile report.

170 posted on 04/30/2011 3:15:59 PM PDT by Countyline (God loves you ... He wants you to love Him back; to learn of Him and obey His commands.)
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To: RummyChick
The hats (almost all of them) seem designed to be stand outs, not becoming to anyone. They did get attention.
171 posted on 04/30/2011 3:19:51 PM PDT by Countyline (God loves you ... He wants you to love Him back; to learn of Him and obey His commands.)
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To: righttackle44

Kate (and William) wshowed their utter lack of class when they shacked up.

And if your kids/cousins/nieces/nephews/friends/siblings/self also were into the shacking up thing, the same holds true.


172 posted on 04/30/2011 3:20:49 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Gator113

However, Obama wouldn’t fit anyway, as he is hardly a leader, instead.... he’s a World Loser.

*****

I remember someone else saying here that world leaders would not be invited, so the “snub” of Obama was meaningless.

Anyways, I hope Obama get’s right with the Lord before it is too late. I don’t wish hell on anyone, and God help me if I do.


173 posted on 04/30/2011 3:29:39 PM PDT by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we revolt.)
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To: nopardons

Peyser’s bio page is a little ‘fudge-y’ .. i.e., she says she graduated from ‘the State University of New York.” NO ONE ever says they graduated from SUNY, it’s always SUNY-Albany or SUNY-Binghamton or SUNY-New Paltz. There are lots and lots of SUNY campuses, some better than others, especially in different disciplines.

There were a few other things I thought she’d glossed over when I read it (which I’m not going to repeat any time soon).


174 posted on 04/30/2011 3:39:23 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: caww
To say Charles could not marry Camilla? Why not? All he had to do back then was give up being the future king. Other royalty over there have done that. In fact, that's why Elizabeth is Queen now.

So if Charles had loved Camilla more than himself and the role of King, then he would have married Camilla and spared Diana, Camilla's ex husband, William, Harry and many others all the evil he delivered to them.

175 posted on 04/30/2011 3:40:41 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: ErnBatavia

HAHA...it looks like a beribboned toilet seat!


176 posted on 04/30/2011 3:43:43 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: MondoQueen
Oh does this Peyser lady sound jealous.

I'd wager she's unattractive & chubby too.
177 posted on 04/30/2011 3:54:53 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: EDINVA
Gasp............that she graduated from "SUNY" ? Ye gods and little fishes,sounds like she's trying to cover up having gone to one of the lesser lights of that system. You're right, nobody, NOBODY say that they are going to/went to/graduated from SUNY!

Hence my confusion re where her parents were born....she played the same kind of game with that info, in a column or two.

178 posted on 04/30/2011 4:05:20 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Hattie
Only one monarch has ever done that and he did so AFTER he had been crowned king!

Charles was raised to be the next king, which means that he took his duty more seriously than his own happiness. He was browbeaten on so many levels....not just on whom he couldn't marry, but where he had to go to school; where he was pretty miserable.

The Queen's late sister,Princess Margaret was also forbidden to marry the man she wanted to and also divorced her first husband, though she didn't then marry the man she had wanted to.

You can't judge these people the way you would your neighbor, nor say that they should do this or that; especially when you got the facts wrong, to begin with, on past royals and what they did or did not do.

179 posted on 04/30/2011 4:15:11 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: this is my country
"Kate puts on brave face amid tacky spectacle"

MEOW!

180 posted on 04/30/2011 4:21:37 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: BulletBobCo

That possibility definitely crossed my mind.


181 posted on 04/30/2011 4:52:03 PM PDT by wayoverthehill
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To: Notwithstanding

Nice that someone can cast the first stone. By the way, what are YOUR sins?


182 posted on 04/30/2011 5:31:37 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: buccaneer81

ok, that is good. But the royalty can certainly raise a stink over failed social policy! If they had some real conservative courage...no?


183 posted on 04/30/2011 6:04:29 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: nopardons

yes, drawing more money to pay for garbage government...great idea there!


184 posted on 04/30/2011 6:06:54 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: fabian
Look, every nation raises money in various different ways. You can't blame the Queen, nor members of the royal family, for what the PM and government does.

Since you have no idea how that nation is ruled and governed, nor who is in charge, you shouldn't talk about it. And FYI..............the Queen can't speak out nor make suggestions.

185 posted on 04/30/2011 6:29:17 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: fabian

The royals stay out of governing, for good reason. They let their charities do their talking.


186 posted on 04/30/2011 6:45:32 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: fabian
yes, drawing more money to pay for garbage government...great idea there!

You need to read up on how economies and governments work. Your income taxes pay for things both good and bad. So does the tourism money attracted by the royal family.

187 posted on 04/30/2011 6:49:38 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: nopardons

Funny thing caught my eye in Peyser’s bio... she’s married to Mark Phillips. If I’m not mistaken that’s the name of Princess Ann’s first husband (or current for all I know, tho I think she, too, has been divorced).

It’s pretty bad when you write a column and more posts, as here, attack your cattiness than the ‘tacky spectacle.’ I may be the only person on earth who thought the hats were FUN! Over the top, yes, but fun nonetheless. Even Beatrix’s.
(and that served its purpose ... I’ve seen more pix of her and that hat than of Kate!)


188 posted on 04/30/2011 7:02:25 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
LOL..........now that's funny; except that that's a different Mark Phillips, I'm sure.

Princess Anne is divorced from Mark Phillips and is now married to Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurenece.

I loved some of the hats, but hated the ridiculous/what were they thinking ones. But then, each to his/her own.

189 posted on 04/30/2011 7:32:31 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: this is my country

1. All whites are evil, except for whites like the writer, who hate themselves and their own race and show how much better they are by pointing out the evil of other whites.

2. Any gathering of mostly whites is automatically evil.

3. Any gathering of mostly nonwhites is wonderful, vibrant diversity.

Really, how long before just being white is against the law? Why don’t they just load us onto the boxcars now and get it over with?


190 posted on 04/30/2011 8:00:33 PM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: nopardons

Sure I do know how governments work and England has had much too much of it! And royalty certainly can speak out against socialist policies! God gave them a tongue and no man can take that away...unless they have been cowarded into it. work for charities is a good thing, I am not knocking that obviously!


191 posted on 04/30/2011 8:16:29 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: fabian
The Queen has NO say in any matters and the crown has NEVER talked out against any governmental polices, in well over a hundred years, during which time span, they had a bit of say in things. Ergo, you have NO idea, none whatsoever, in how THAT government works.

I'm not telling you to shut up....just that it would behoove you to refrain from posting on matters you neither know anything about, nor understand, which would stop making yourself a poster worthy of correcting and/or derision.

192 posted on 04/30/2011 8:27:48 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

you seem to miss my point...of course the royalty has no say in policy...but they can still be bold and speak out for heaven sakes! Do you know how much wealth has been confiscated by excessive government in England? Good lord! Pure theft, just like our income tax and social policy...very similar. And what about legalized child killing in England? Does royalty speak out boldly against that? Just wondering...


193 posted on 04/30/2011 8:37:31 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: fabian
They aren't really allowed to "speak out" as you say. Do you know what kinds of hell Prince Charles got for talking about how ugly modern architecture is ( which he was correct about ), several decades ago?

Put simply, so that perhaps you will finally "get it"........

THE QUEEN IS A SYMBOL, A FIGUREHEAD AND THE OTHER ROYALS ARE LESS THAN THAT. THEIR "JOB" IS TO OPEN STUFF ( THE QUEEN OPENS THE PARLIAMENT SEASON ), LAUNCH NEW SHIPS, WORK ON MANY DIFFERENT CHARITIES, AND THAT'S IT.

The royals pay income taxes now, so of course they all know how much that costs everyone.

You really and truly need to just drop this, NOW, because you have become ridiculous, in the extreme.

194 posted on 04/30/2011 8:51:30 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

I don’t need to drop jack! Until I see fit, thank you very much. We are in America here and thank God not England where the royalty has not the courage to speak out on terrible evils of the day! At least it sounds that way. Shame on them! Okay, now I am done.


195 posted on 04/30/2011 9:27:38 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: nopardons

The reports I heard on tV and in press was that the security was paid for by the taxpayer but all the other costs of the wedding were paid for by both the queen and Middleton families.


196 posted on 04/30/2011 9:32:30 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: this is my country

So now we see that the White House is not enough for King and Queen 0bama and now they want Buck House too..gads what grifters.LOL


197 posted on 04/30/2011 9:34:55 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: fabian
Nope, shame on YOU; shame on you for being an ignorant person, who posts thoughtless and factless garbage about people and situations which you neither comprehend or care to. My suggestion was a way for you to "save face", which you didn't understand either.

But I guess making an absurd fool of yourself doesn't bother you one whit.

198 posted on 04/30/2011 9:35:49 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: celtic gal

I’ve seen and heard that, as well as some reporting that the Queen was paying for some of the security. It’s been a mixed bag, with some things turning out to be false, or just rumors. So who knows....re the security stuff?


199 posted on 04/30/2011 9:42:09 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

You betcha! I don’t save face, come on now...that is wimpy! I wish strength and courage to the so called royalty because evil is on a massive assault in this world and we need to be on the attack too! With love and honesty..and it would be helpful if the so called royalty would do that!


200 posted on 04/30/2011 9:58:51 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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