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Kate or Charlene's Dress?

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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2011, 02:08:34 PM »
Naomi Campbell's dress for the reception, was IMO, entirely inappropriate.

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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #61 on: July 06, 2011, 09:30:30 AM »
Maybe she's channeling Sesshoumaru?

She has the temper part down already.
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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2011, 09:44:30 AM »
I think he started out in proper attire and yet since he was also performing, it stands to reason that his attire will change.

I was referring to the clothes he was wearing as he got out of his limo and walked into the church.

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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #63 on: July 06, 2011, 11:42:27 AM »
I have another O/T question: why is Prince Edward wearing white military regalia?

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I really don't remember any recent event where he wore uniform, especially not white - I didn't even know that there were white uniforms in the British army.

It isn't Army uniform. He's wearing whites of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary - a civilian (though MoD-owned) service which provides logistical support to the Royal Navy. Edward's Commodore-in-Chief of the RFA (it's an honorary rank).
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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #64 on: July 06, 2011, 03:33:25 PM »
I have another O/T question: why is Prince Edward wearing white military regalia? I noticed that most, if not all, of the royal men wore white - but Edward has always been one to prefer regular clothes to uniforms, including at his own wedding, and recently at William's. I really don't remember any recent event where he wore uniform, especially not white - I didn't even know that there were white uniforms in the British army.

Summer formal dress in the British army used to be all white, now it's a white jacket over blue trousers. White uniforms are worn by the British navy in the tropics. /end research geek
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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #65 on: July 06, 2011, 03:50:35 PM »
I have another O/T question: why is Prince Edward wearing white military regalia? I noticed that most, if not all, of the royal men wore white - but Edward has always been one to prefer regular clothes to uniforms, including at his own wedding, and recently at William's. I really don't remember any recent event where he wore uniform, especially not white - I didn't even know that there were white uniforms in the British army.

Summer formal dress in the British army used to be all white, now it's a white jacket over blue trousers. White uniforms are worn by the British navy in the tropics. /end research geek

summer dress uniforms for the US Navy and the Marine Corps is also white.  white pants, blouse, hat, socks, shoes, and gloves.  i always thought the uniform made them look like the Good Humor Man myself.

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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #66 on: July 07, 2011, 03:05:41 AM »
Yesterday the newspaper hoardings along all the main roads had this as the headline: 5-1 Charlene Stays! I think that means people are betting the odds that once she's back home she will refuse to go back to Monaco. Frankly, if I were her, I'd probably want to stay too.


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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2011, 08:54:49 AM »
Yesterday the newspaper hoardings along all the main roads had this as the headline: 5-1 Charlene Stays! I think that means people are betting the odds that once she's back home she will refuse to go back to Monaco. Frankly, if I were her, I'd probably want to stay too.

from everything i've read since this was posted (had NO idea that she had tried to leave  Europe), i would probably stay too!  not too smart of Albert to take her back to South Africa for their honeymoon.  in Europe, he has the "home field advantage" and the power.  in S.A., that power shifts to her side.

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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2011, 09:03:51 AM »
I have another O/T question: why is Prince Edward wearing white military regalia?

[...]

I really don't remember any recent event where he wore uniform, especially not white - I didn't even know that there were white uniforms in the British army.

It isn't Army uniform. He's wearing whites of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary - a civilian (though MoD-owned) service which provides logistical support to the Royal Navy. Edward's Commodore-in-Chief of the RFA (it's an honorary rank).

Thank you for clarifying!

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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #69 on: July 08, 2011, 10:47:33 AM »
I liked Kate's better. But Charlene's was pretty as well. Neither was strapless, halter, or otherwise too revealing. Both were very proper.
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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2011, 09:43:36 PM »

summer dress uniforms for the US Navy and the Marine Corps is also white.  white pants, blouse, hat, socks, shoes, and gloves.  i always thought the uniform made them look like the Good Humor Man myself.
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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #71 on: July 27, 2011, 11:24:12 AM »
I like the cut of Charlene's, but the embroidery was weird:

http://awhitecarousel.com/2011/monaco-royal-wedding-charlene-wittstock-prince-albert/princess-charlene-monaco-wedding-dress/

And I like the thought and symbolism that Kate managed to get into hers. I think that's a really sweet touch that turned it from a dress into a statement.

I also agree that Kate radiated, and Charlene looks uncomfortable if nothing else.
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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #72 on: July 27, 2011, 12:35:19 PM »
Naomi's dress looks like an angel costume to me too.

I preferred Kate's dress, but I have never been a fan of form fitting dresses.  I like ball gowns with full skirts.  I do like the portrait style neckline of Charlene's dress though. 

I think both Kate and Charlene had pretty basic dresses though.  Nothing too elaborate or uncommon.  Kate's is a little more ordinary but I still liked it better.

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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #73 on: July 27, 2011, 01:18:44 PM »
I infinitely prefer Kate's dress, I find Charlene's a bit ill-fitting and to me the fabric comes off as cheap (even though I'm sure it was very expensive).  It's just not a regal dress, imho.

I also think Kate was a far more beautiful bride--she looked so much happier and comfortable.
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Re: Princess Charlene's Dress?
« Reply #74 on: July 27, 2011, 06:00:52 PM »
I have a question about temperature - what temp was it (inside and out) for the different weddings? 

Charlene's dress made me think she might have been worried about the heat.  Something I read noted that it was very hot.