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Posted on 04/12/2011 5:06:53 AM PDT by Liz
The Royal Collection has announced the launch of the first official Royal App about royal weddings of the past, in the run-up to the forthcoming marriage of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton. The Royal Weddings app tells the story of seven royal weddings, from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840, to TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in 2005.
Royal Collection Apps are the latest way that the Royal Household is engaging with new media and follows the successful launch of the British Monarchys presence on Facebook and Flickr last year, of the Royal Twitter account in 2009 and the Royal Channel on YouTube in 2007. The Royal Weddings app, which will be available in eight languages, is the first in a series of Royal Collection Apps to be launched this year.
Over the last two centuries, royal weddings have evolved from strictly private occasions to international celebrations. With the advent of photography, film, television and now new technology, ever-increasing numbers can witness and participate in these events. The Royal Weddings app reveals the tradition, splendour and romance of the seven royal weddings and includes images of wedding dresses and jewellery, gifts exchanged between bride and groom, presents from family and friends, wedding cakes and flowers.
The Royal Weddings App will be available for Apple and Android from 18 April 2011 and is priced at £1.79.
GALLERY views from the Royal Weddings App
DIANA WEDDING DAY DOLL
KATE ENGAGEMENT DAY DOLL
Thanx, Liz - as much as I hate to admit it, I LOVE this stuff!!! (Much to the disgust of my ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War...*sigh*)
The idea of someone “born and bred” to lead is appealing, I think.
Whereas presidents spring out of nowhere.
Becoming a superpower under a president isn’t half bad.
As the sun now actually sets on the British Empire.
There’s good and bad presidents just as there are good and bad kings.
Ok, but what’s good/bad about our system is that supposedly, we get to “pick” the leader we want and if he/she stinks, buh bye. Not so much a king/queen “chosen by God”...hence, the Rev War...
I studied British History in college, primarily because it is so rooted in our own history, so I think it makes the present royals interesting - just from a historical view.
BTW, I think the sun set on the British Empire a log time ago...FWIW.
Again, thanks for the info...
Some of our most memorable presidents were a land surveyor, a country lawyer, a haberdasher and an actor-—George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan.
True---England is a parliamentary monarchy----the monarch makes no decisions of state----Parliament and the Prime Minister do the heavy lifting.
We exchange regular emails so that each of us maintains a good idea of the political climate in each of our countries the best we can.
I send them many links to FR threads.
The socialists would abolish the monarchy in a heartbeat. I don't have to explain to educated freepers why....except to say that socialists, communists and anarchists globally want to destroy or "change" all vestiges of the past, traditions, holidays, national anthems, cherished symbols, established biblical religions....all this so that their new fascist state itself can be the new deity and the new royalty with its own brand of godless symbols and new, ghastly societal traditions.
I'm so looking forward to the upcoming royal nuptials. I love the pageantry and the pomp and circumstances. So do most of the English public. Such an event reinforces our own roots and our own traditions in one positive way or another. It will be a happy day....which we all can appreciate given the times we are living in under a psychopathic regime.
From Shakespeare, the Father our our English Literature:
This royal throne, this sceptred isle
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars
This other Eden, demi-paradise
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war
This happy breed of men, this little world
This precious stone set in the silver sea
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house
Against the envy of less happier lands -
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England
Nice input. Glad we won't have to see M/M Omao hobnobbing with royalty.
The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981, was one of the most celebrated spectacles of the decade. Due to the recent attempt on his life, President Reagan could not attend, but he encouraged Mrs. Reagan to serve as the United States representative at the event.
Mrs. Reagan spent one week in London, which is the longest she had been away from her husband in twenty-nine years. She attended eighteen events on behalf of the nation, including a ball at Buckingham Palace, a dinner at the American Embassy, tea with the Queen Mother, and lunch with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She also placed flowers at the Memorial to Britains Unknown Soldier and visited a veterans hospital.
Mrs. Reagan was an especially appropriate delegate for the United States to send to the Royal Wedding. The Reagans had met Prince Charles many years earlier, when Ronald Reagan was Governor of California.
Also, in March of 1975 Ronald and Nancy had met Margaret Thatcher, and the future president and future prime minister found they shared a special connection even then. Ronald Reagan later recalled thinking that they were soul mates in their beliefs in limited government and expanding economic freedom.
Over the years, President and Mrs. Reagan expressed their immense respect for their British friends in many ways, saving the first and last state dinners to honor Margaret Thatcher. Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended the first dinner in February 1981, and the Queen returned the honor when she hosted a state dinner for the Reagans visit to London when the president addressed Parliament in 1982.
On this occasion, President and Mrs. Reagan received a rare invitation to stay for two days at Windsor Castle with the royal family. President Reagan would later recall the warm hospitality of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in his autobiography, referring to their stay as a fairytale visit. The highlight of their stay was when the president and the queen went horseback riding together, and Mrs. Reagan and Prince Philip took a horse-drawn carriage ride.
In 1983, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, visited Rancho del Cielo, the Reagans Santa Barbara ranch, and invited President and Mrs. Reagan aboard the royal yacht Brittania to celebrate an anniversary dinner.
President and Mrs. Reagan hosted the Prince and Princess of Wales at a White House dinner in November of 1985, which became one of the most memorable of the state dinners due to the impromptu and charming dance between Princess Diana and John Travolta. Earlier that year, Mrs. Reagan had again represented the United States at another Royal Wedding, that of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
At the Reagan Foundation web wite, there is an overhead view of Mrs Reagan at the wedding---all in pink.
Charles and Diana. And dress.
Charles and Diana in the WH.
Nancy models her Galanos inaugural gown for Vogue in the WH Red Room. (1981)
i've been watched lots of stuff on comcast OnDemand about Diana, etc. She was beautiful...and that woman could REALLY wear a dress!
Diana's flower girl doll.
DIANA WEDDING DAY DOLL
Leni (MinuteGal) Thanx for your post to me.
I read the Daily Mail on-line every morning (ok, it’s trash but not too bad...) and have followed British politics as well as royal news for many years - a bit of an Anglophile! It breaks my heart to see what is happening to the UK because of Nat Health, immigration, liberalism, hooliganism, etc. as I have always thought we are a better country because of our brilliant forefathers who were steeped in British and classical history and thought.
My dearest wish (and “bucket list” item) is to visit Britain and see all the sights of its rich history that has so affected ours...but I’m petrified that I’ll be so disappointed because of the recent changes in British society...so very sad.
I, too, will be glued to the telly for the pomp and ceremony - I raise my cuppa and cheers to you!