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29 April 2011 @ 09:23 pm
HORSEYS!  
Intellectually, I am all over the Republican side of things, but when it boils down to it, most politicians end up being twats or numpties, and despite the many shortcomings of the Monarchy, they really do cavalry tremendously well! I find I have confidence in a head of government backed up by swords on horseback.

That was a very satisfying wedding. Everyone looked terrific, or terrifically silly (which is just as good), the bride was the prettiest, no one else was dressed exactly like the Queen, and all the readings and lessons were generous and appropriate.

And I bet Harry volunteered to be in the kids' coach so he could encourage vigorous waving and giggling.
 
 
 
Susanlil_shepherd on April 29th, 2011 11:26 am (UTC)
I liked the frock.

The guardsman riding to the left hand side of the coach was having real trouble with that animal with the big blaze...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 11:28 am (UTC)
Yes! There was another one who has having a couple of helmet issues, but dealt with them through a combination of lowering his head and jutting out his jaw. Slightly Neanderthal, but effective!
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The dreamer is still asleepinspiredlife on April 29th, 2011 11:26 am (UTC)
That was definitely worth getting up at 3:30 am! And, I LOVED Harry in the kid's coach. :) Now, back to reality and work...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
Keep a mental image of Amusingly Vigorous Prince Harry to cheer you through the day!
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Emmaemmacmf on April 29th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
I wonder if Harry passed around sweets to get them sugared up for the wedding photos?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
I would think so! And probably a sip of coffee, too ;-)
FEELS TERRORIST!momebie on April 29th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
I think maybe I just don't get the Royal Wedding thing. (Which isn't a comment on monarchy, most weddings are boring.) But by all accounts Harry is freaking adorable. What the hell? And I also find I have confidence in people backed up by swords on horseback.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
I think that you need a certain set of experiences to have the right mix of fondness and comedy, with a slight edge of the absurd, for a royal wedding.

And yeah, Harry -- hot, nice with kids, has muscles, likes animals. Was a bit of a numpty in his youth, seems to be well over it.

Swords + horses = instinctive trust in most civilisations ;-)
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
We know it's shallow, but tastiness is so attractive ...
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on April 29th, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)
It was all very speccy, and the sun had wonderfully stage-managed timing. But WTF was Eugenie wearing on her head?
Susanlil_shepherd on April 29th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC)
That's what I'd like to know! Both girls seem to have inherited their mother's fashion 'sense', which is a great pity.
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Kitten Kommissar: rightchickenfeet2003 on April 29th, 2011 12:04 pm (UTC)
I find I have confidence in a head of government backed up by swords on horseback.

A very good argument for Oliver Cromwell.
Susanlil_shepherd on April 29th, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
There are plenty of good arguments for Ollie, at least when compared to Charles I.
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Vertelemming: Glasses Lemmingvertelemming on April 29th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
*Cough* Point of order. The Queen of Australia is head of state, but not head of government.

... oh, don't give me that look. It's midnight and I'm feeling pedantic. :P
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 29th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
You are of course quite right, as she is in the UK, which is where my originally English head was at time of writing. Alas, my head is also full of snot, Pimm's, Prince Harry and hot chocolate, so it is certainly not at its shiny best!

Just as well I have no horses in this country, and the swords are all up on the top shelf where I cannot reach them!
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 30th, 2011 11:30 am (UTC)
It was a very good address, wasn't it? I thought that it very beautifully respected the relationship they had already built while setting the stage for the next part of it, which I hope will be long and happy. Young people in love need hope! And yes, I agree that they fit nicely together. Always very nice to see happy couples taking the plunge.
auntpurl: Big Benauntpurl on April 29th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. Loved the dress, the bride was stunningly gorgeous, Abbey looked great with the trees in, Harry and Wills SO adorable together I almost DIED (apparently a lipreader was commenting earlier online and said Harry kept asking Wills if he was okay - AWWWW), loved the kiss, Kate beaming in the carriage and on the balconey, and everyone in their finery. Fantastic hats (except the one reindeer one - Eugenie or Beatrice? I get them mixed up). I was very glad to be in London for all the festivities and enjoying the still-partying atmosphere here today!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 30th, 2011 12:53 pm (UTC)
Oh BLESS! And yes, they all looked lovely. I do like a good bit of pomp and circumstance! I wasn't keen on either Eugenie or Beatrice's hats or outfits -- both were fine in and of themselves, but belonged on fifty-year-olds, not pretty young girls.

I'm half jealous, you know! In the immortal words of Bill and Ted, party on, dude!
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 30th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
You sound like enormous fun! Off to friend! And yes, I waver on Republicanism and Constitutional Monarchy -- intellectually, I am slightly in favour of the former, though I can also give a good case for the latter, but as shiv5468 has said, royals are better than pollies for launching ships and for visiting hospitals.