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Pippa Middleton Sports Sparkler While Jogging

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Remember when Pippa was papped every time she stepped out of her apartment? It caught fire after the Royal Wedding and for a while I thought it would be her daily existence for eternity, but the fever died down, particularly as she provided many other opportunities for photos through the course of her charity work. Well, with the announcement of her pending nuptials, we are back with lots of candid Pippa shots!


The Pipster was photographed earlier leaving her apartment in a floral dress, and was against spotted today taking a run around London. Her multi-caret sparkler didn't seem to weigh her down too much, and I think you can tell from the smile on her face she anticipated the company and is happy to share her joy. 


I know speculation is rife on a number of topics, including who will be Pippa's attendant, where will the wedding take place, who will create her gown, etc. I'd love to weigh in on some of this, but I am running toward a deadline faster than Pippa on a London side street, so I can't slow down to chat too much. I will say, although many may already know, that Pippa's ring is purportedly from Robinson Pelham, the same jeweler who created the Middletons' jewelry for the Royal Wedding, including Kate's diamond acorn drops. I think Pippa will get married in the UK and we will get pictures just like we have gotten outside photos of so many other society weddings. Right now, I am most excited for them to set a date. Do you think it will be winter or spring? 


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  1. Good luck with your deadline, Jane ~ now all we need is a Princess of York engagement announcement to totally throw you under the proverbial bus!

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    1. I guess James will be engaged next year, Donna said in a recent interview she wanted a small wedding and have more kids. + I think Kate will announce her third pregnancy this fall.

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    2. Anon do you think a James & Donna marriage would last and stand the test of time? I think her comment was along the lines of "sounds fun, YOLO, why not?!", but perhaps that is also being misquoted. Or her trying to seem casual in the media, but not representing her true feelings.
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    3. I think it will last but they are a very private couple. I think they let people just guessing and have their own plan. Donna is 36, has a child and I don't think she will waste her time with someone that hasn't serious intentions. I believe the PR of the palace won't be happy with a marriage because Donna have a media career and a child of another man and that doesn't fit in the 'picture perfect' family. James has told in a interview it is very frustrated to be Kate's brother. Despite the pressure or the comments he will follow his heart. I believe they won't have a society wedding like Kate and Pips and keep their relationship under de radar. I think it will work out very well.

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    4. Why does everyone assume that the palace tells Kate's family what to do? I don't understand where this attitude comes from. If that were the case don't you think Pippa would be wearing longer dresses or James would have broken up with Donna long before now? I think people are too willing to believe that The Queen is dictatorial with people who have only the slightest relationship to her. If James said that in an interview it was probably in reference to the fact that the media won't let him or his family have any privacy because of their relationship to Kate. I very highly doubt it has anything to do with being told who he can and cannot date by The Queen.

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    5. 4:58, "picture perfect family"? I need to borrow Anon 1's "ha!" :)) The RF would have zero to say over who James Middleton does or does not marry. Charles married Camilla. End of story.

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    6. Anytime, royalfan. And you're welcome to it. I borrowed it from my Grandmother's
      letters. She had a wicked sense of humor.

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    7. Where did I say that they can't marry? And why has Pippa give up her media career? Why didn't she has interviews with Oprah Winfrey etc. for her booktour? If the palace didn't make problems about it why she gave up her career to please her sister?

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    8. "Charles married Camilla. End of story." Mic drop, royalfan ;-)
      ~ A

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    9. Anon 4:56--I remember in the spring the DM said Will (supposedy on behalf of the BRF) told Pippa she could not have  media career. Supposedly sources were "unnamed friends of Pippa's." But you know, stories in the DM haven't always been true. There are plenty of other explanations of why Pippa isn't working in the US for Oprah besides Will telling her not to. Most likely to me, perhaps her increasing romance with James played a role! Or maybe James discouraged her. (Isn't he big on privacy too?) Or  maybe she really wasn't interested in doing that and the story was false from the start? Or maybe she let her friends make assumptions to protect her right to privacy about exactly why she wasn't doing certain things? Or maybe Oprah didn't pursue her?  Or maybe Pippa doesn't really have a knack for TV work? Not everyone who photographs well can do TV. Or maybe she got more interested in athletic training (maybe because of James, maybe not) and a fulltime media job might have gotten in the way? She also was not sucessful with her party book so I don't think its fair to blame Will that she didn't get a new book contract-- I'm sorry but the text in her book really was lame. (What works in a short blurb or occasional column to sell party goods online doesn't necessarily work for an entire book) The DM story also said she no longer had by-lines writing for the Middletons co online but I still think her romance was a more likely culprit. She and Kate haven't started the organic baby food co as was reported they would do either. Do we suppose Will put a stop to that too? That always struck me as a false story or maybe a true story at the time but still a fantasy. I can't imagine Kate taking on work like that while doing royal duties--and those likely will increase given HM's age--plus having young kids and maybe another pregnancy soon. So yeah, I think there are lots of reasonable explanations as to why she's not a media star and no real evidence she actually "gave up" anything concrete in the media.



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    10. Oh, royalfan, couldn't have been said better!

      lizzie, you're so right, never believe the DM on anything. Look at their pictures and move on! I highly doubt Will told Pippa what she could or could not do. I don't think Pippa would like living in the US away from her family and friends and, you're right again, saying that none of anything rumored to have happened actually did. I have to agree about the writing in Pip's book. Pleasant but not anything one could make a career from.

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    11. lizzie 11:37- OR maybe the "someone close to..." stories are red herrings put out to test for leaks. Mostly, I think those stories are pulp fiction.

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    12. And her job interview with NBC? If she didn't want it why has she done try-outs for something she don't want? Her book was a flop because she didn't appear in talkshows. The topless pictures of Kate were an issue that time and they were afraid they would ask Pippa about it. In that time James wasn't even in the picture.

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    13. Well Anon 5:11 I know that over my long career I've pursued an occasional job lead that after the interview I've decided I did not want. That's a big part of the job interview process..finding out whether the job is a good fit from both sides. Maybe that happened with NBC--Pippa didn't think it was a good fit for her later in the process.  Maybe as Robin said Pips decided she did not want to move a continent away from her family. They are reported to be close, after all. (And what's there to say about the  nude pics of Kate? Everyone already knows they are out there. And most people who want to see them know how to google.) Maybe as the Mirror reported the test shoot she did in Wyoming for the Today show dancing with cowboys really was "cringeworthy."  (a quote) Not everyone who looks good in snaps translates well to TV (or can dance.) Maybe as the Telegraph reported she decided she didn't want to move so far away from NICO who had just moved to Geneva. Or maybe the pursuit of the NBC job in early 2015 was an unsuccessful ploy to get Nico to pop the question because she might move far away to the US. Or maybe as many news outlets reported NBC belatedly decided after the test they didn't have the right slot for her to "shine." (Possible translation-NBC is the lowest rated national network, the Today show last in its timeslot, and it and Matt Lauer were already being battered with criticism over  hiring Chelsea Clinton for her name, paying her $600,000/yr and very rarely putting her on camera. So for the money they were supposedly considering for Pippa they'd have to use her and she'd have to "shine." Maybe NBC couldn't see how to make that happen after the shoot.)  So I still strongly believe there are many realistic explanations for the lack of an NBC job, credible explanations that don't include Palace interference. And it all ended well anyway. If she was at NBC in the US she'd likely not be engaged to James, certainly wouldn't be living with him. (My previous post mention of James related to her more recent lack of a media career not NBC specifically)


      So far as her book goes, because of the royal connection it got lots of publicity. But the publicity just showed it was just a really bad book. Afterwards, in defending it Pippa said she felt she had to cover "the basics" in a book about party-planning. Maybe as a first-time author she needed more guidance from the publisher about the potential market for the book (it was not marketed to teenagers who've never given a grown-up party)  maybe the publisher assumed the Kate-connection and pictures of Pippa would sell it regardless.  But for the price the book was being sold for people expected more than happy party pics and to be told drinking tea is typically British, turkeys will feed a big crowd because they are large, games often amuse children, star-gazing requires a clear night, and its a good idea to measure the amount of wrapping paper needed by placing the gift box on it before cutting. As I said before, that level of writing might work for incidental almost "decorative" blurbs in a free online catalogue but much more is needed to sell a hardcover expensive book. Still Pippa got a large advance so it was the publisher who took a bath on that venture. But I can't see blaming the Palace for there being no second contract for the book she planned to write on nuitrition. (Fresh vegetables are delicious if properly prepared! Fruit from the farmer's market is so colorful!  Simple foods can be satisfying if attractively presented!  Baked goods can be a part of a healthy diet...don't think that would sell either.)   


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    14. Thank goodness most of us don't have our mistakes or momentary lack of judgement
      (Kate's French vacation photos; Pippa's book and job applications)
      ours aren't spread all over the news and then preserved for an eternity of down-loading.
      No amount of perks justify or compensate for that.
      Besides, we have no idea how much of Pippa's writing was edited out. I've read her columns and found them generally entertaining and informative and obviously written by her.
      What if some royal or high-placed person with a grudge and a few well-placed words or cash or threats decided to make sure Pippa's book was quickly off the shelves?
      It happens, probably more than we realise.

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    15. Could be a royal conspiracy but Pippa never denied the words were hers. In fact in an interview she insisted it was her work and was supposed to be "basic." And I am not clear on why it would help the BRF for it to be "off the shelves" in this way. Frankly, I think the marshmallows are worse! If anything the publisher encouraged a fast turn around and demanded little and gave little help to get it out fast to match interest in the name. (Note that is different from saying Pips tried to cash in)

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    16. A, lol. Thank you.

      Lizzie, all valid questions.

      Robin, I thought you might agree. ;)

      Anon 1, good points.

      ROYALFAN ( having trouble posting... ugh)

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    17. Where were those Pippa reports reported? Originally. Still, her column writing and the reports of her book language don't match up. "The publisher encouraged a fast turn around..."
      Sort of proves my point. RF Motive? Didn't the tabs comb the book for tidbits about
      the royal Cambridges, for example. They were not disappointed. Yes, she talked about her experiences growing up, which included her sister. It's a family business.I can imagine the possibility -however reality-based- of Pippa's writing other, even more chatty books and articles could have thrown others-not just the RF, into a tailspin. Best to nip it in the bud.

      Notice I didn't say what was left weren't her words. What was edited out? Just about anything can be made to sound simplistic with clever editing. Streamline the Magna Carta or Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and they could sound pretty basic,too.
      "Conspiracy" is a bit of an inflammatory word; it also reflects a bit of a condescending attitude. What happened to my ..." or high-placed person with a grudge?" By the way, I took you somewhat seriously until you threw in the marshmallow bit-guilt by asscociation?

      Benefit of the doubt-costs nothing to give it and someday may be returned when it
      is most needed.

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  2. My guesses are that it will be a Spring wedding, with Kate and William in first line but I highly doubt Kate will be maid of honour, I don't think it would fit in her position as Duchess of Cambridge (although sister of the bride). I don't even expect to see George and Charlotte to be honest, they are way too young to be page boy and flower girl. Last but not least I am pretty sure it will be a wedding in a beautiful countryside church, not London but in the end who knows? Time will tell :) and I am super excited!

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    1. I agree with you. I don't expect Kate or the children to take part in the ceremony, but I do expect the entire Middleton and Cambridge clan to be there for Pippa on her big day. It just seems like that's how they'd handle it. It may not be what people want to think or hear, but I think that's how it's going to go.

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  3. I think Kate will be Matron of Honor, George will be in the wedding and maybe Charlotte will toddle down the aisle as well. I don't seriously doubt that her position in the Royal Family takes precedence over being a sister to Pippa.

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    1. If it's a true country intimate family wedding I think there is a chance we'll see George walk down the aisle. I find the "family weddings" are the ones where everyone is patient with kids and hoping it turns out picture perfect, but can laugh when it doesn't. I suspect whatever the kids attend or do not attend will ultimately be W&K's decision and no one elses.

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    2. Jane, I agree. Sisters first.

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  4. She looks so happy- congrats to both of them!

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  5. The only thing I'd like to see is their wedding on St Bart's or whatever island it is that his family own's. It would be more private, less paparazzi, etc. although I'm sure they'll sell the story to HELLO or something.

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    1. I say they will not sell their story. I do not see Pippa doing that at all. They do not need money nor would they do something thought to be rather tacky.

      Yes I know some royals have done this so why wouldnt Pippa? Well those royals are not titled and also do not have the monies James has and AND Pippa would never do anything to embarrass her family and her sister The Future Queen. Nope this will be a very proper wedding keeping im the style of the upper crust.

      I do not see this happening as a destination wedding either
      I think it will be in the UK. This will be a wedding fitting their status. Somehow a beach wedding doesnt seem very Pippa.

      I might be wrong but she is an elegant young lady and a beach? Sand? Wind? No... traditional it will be with some quirks.

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    2. you are kidding right? st barts is tiny but has enough paparazzi to fill LA twice over. theres only 1 way there as well so they'd get clocked flying in.

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    3. The Matthews family could easily close a venue down. I imagine the guest list would be well below Abbey standards. Close friends and family. Otherwise, they would end up with a Pandoras's box of his business acquaintances and various hanger's on.The closure could be announced as a private New Year's Eve event. I'm sure there must be a helicopter pad atop the hotel for the higher profile guests. They could copter in from another island. The guest arrivals could be staggered to avoid pap attention at the local airport or marine port. By the way, the "only 1 way there" factor could be a plus for security-everyone coming on the island could be immediately screened.
      It certainly wouldn't be a beach wedding. There are likely some lovely areas
      appropriate for a wedding at the resort.
      A country church wedding sounds romantic and ideal and is a scene chosen by many of their friends. I could see one in Scotland.
      St. Mary's is a beautiful old church. It is a lovely thought, but
      would be a nightmare for their neighbors. Also, that church is iconically linked to the royal family. Catherine and Pippa ARE sisters, but Pippa is a younger sister and has lived in Kate's shadow. I would think the engaged couple would like a place that
      says "Pippa and James," not" the younger sister of Prince William's wife."

      Some like to portray the Middletons, Pippa in particular, as publicity-seeking.
      I think it likely that Pippa is making the best of a difficult situation. She must
      have seen right off that the paps would follow her. I think she decided to make
      lemonade and use that celebrity and her interest in and talent for sports to bring
      attention to charity fund-raising.
      The broad smiles? Think about it: you know your picture is going to be snapped-
      would you rather it be a frowning, cranky-looking one or a smiling, happy-looking
      one?
      I also think the lessening of candids of Pippa, outside the charity work, reflects Pippa's as well as James' desire for privacy more than loss of interest from the paps-which is evident with their recent deliberate public "showing" of themselves. The paps were rady and waiting. It's almost as though she's saying, "You've got your snaps, now please give us some privacy." This sort of controlled exposure works for many in the public eye. Trouble is the appetite for some photos is insatiable.

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    4. Anon 10:30am I would love to see Berkshire or Scotland ... James' dad apparently owns property there, something like a 10,000 acre estate!

      ~ A

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    5. I really don't think Pippa or James would sell their photos to Hello. I think they may release some to the press after the event but they're not going to sell them. Celebrity couples may do this but Pippa is a private citizen and is only a celebrity in as far as she's related to Kate. I completely agree with the person who said she would never do anything to embarrass her sister.

      As far as a wedding on St. Barths is concerned, his parents own The Eden Roc! It sits on an outcropping of rocks and it would be so easy to close the resort and keep away any unwanted press. The most they could do is sit at the gates or get on boats that would have to stay far enough away from the rocks to avoid disaster. It's a 5 star luxury resort with gorgeous facilities so it wouldn't exactly be bare feet on the beach. Private planes arriving at the only airport could be met right on the tarmac by limos and never have to step foot in a public area. Only time will tell what they decide to do but whatever they choose will be perfect for them and the logistics are something totally doable.

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    6. A- supposedly his father is a Scotish Laird (Baron) and Pippa will be a "Lady" when James inherits the title. This could be a bunch of nonsense. Maybe not. I'd love to see
      Beatrice curtsey to Pippa. I know. Never happen. Just my ornery streak coming
      through. And one can dream....
      Actually, that photo of Eugenie (didn't she look fab!) and Pippa makes me think she,
      along with Harry will be at the wedding.
      I hope they elope to Gretna Greene.

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    7. Sadly, Beatrice is royal and even after it's "Lady Pippa" she still won't be royal so we will never see Beatrice have to get off her father's high horse and curtsy to her. I do believe, however, that we will eventually see her have to curtsy to Kate and that makes me smile!

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    8. :-(.........(-:

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    9. I do not believe that Pippa and James will sell anything. They have no need to... nor would they want that level of publicity in my opinion.

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  6. Thought ... would we expect to see any BRF attendees? Some families do consider their inlaws family. My girlfriend had to invite her dreaded inlaws to her brother's wedding, because her parents said "if they're you're family, they're our family". Since we've always seen Harry make an effort chatting to Pippa and James, is he a potential guest? Heaven forbid, would they invite Charles & Camilla(?) <- I doubt this, but am just tossing it out there.
    ~ A

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    1. "dreaded in-laws"...LOL! You have given us more to speculate about. :) My bet on this would be no.

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    2. Haha my friend's words not mine ;-) They even insisted their new grandchild come and removed a chair from the dinner table to pull the pram up...Her husband even fought with her parents (his inlaws) that his family not be invited but her parents overruled. Ah family dynamics!
      ~ A

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    3. Oh, that sounds awful!!

      I would guess that if there is any other member of the BRF there it would be Harry. I doubt it though since the press has been trying to match he and Pips up ever since the royal wedding.

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    4. A, all I can say is "yikes!" :))

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  7. I think it will be a spring wedding. Since it's very likely this will be a formal wedding, and that people will probably travel from far away places, I'm thinking there just isn't enough time to follow the protocol for formal weddings on short enough notice to be in the winter. Given the drippy nature of British winter weather, spring is probably more preferable in that way as well. Wouldn't it be grand if they could have it in the gardens at Anmer? The little church where Charlotte was Christened could be the wedding venue and then the reception at Anmer. Ah, if wishes were fishes...

    Prince William had just turned 4 years old two days before he was a page boy at the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and it was a wedding of a far grander scale than Pippa's is likely to be. I think Prince George could very well be a page boy at Aunt Pippa's wedding if all parties concerned would like him to be. I don't think Charlotte will take a part as she will still be quite young. I expect that if Pippa would like Kate to be an attendant, Kate will do it. Pippa is a private citizen who does not have to obey the rules of royal society and Kate does what she feels is best where her family is concerned. All of these opinions are pure conjecture so nobody can say what will or will not happen.

    I hope they are able to have a perfectly private wedding and then will release some photos for the rest of us to see. I am really looking forward to seeing what dress she chooses! As fantastic as she looked in that McQueen at the royal wedding, I think I would have the same person design the wedding gown. They obviously know how to dress her!

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    1. Sounds nice for a "normal" family but I don't see how that would work, Robin. English springs seem too chilly for an outdoor reception to be safe to plan. Kate has mastered wearing coats as dresses but the guests probably haven't. And even Kate doesn't do that for dressier events. (Would everyone look like Kate did in lace with the red barn jacket?) And what about the attire of those in the actual bridal party? Coats over their dresses too during the reception? Might work in late June though but what if it rains?  That location wouldn't have an easy backup. Also though I can't imagine privacy-driven Will going for this. He and Kate may know many of Pippa's friends but not all. And they likely would not know all M&C's friends (even ones who were invited to their wedding) nor would W&K know people from the groom's side including the groom's parents' friends. Would there have to be royal vetting/approval of the guest list? The Middletons might accept that because they've had yrs to get used to enjoying the pluses of royal connections while tolerating the minuses but if I were the groom or his parents I'm not sure how I'd feel. "Marrying" Pippa's family is one thing, having to satisfy her in-laws quite another. And unless they have multiple restrooms in the pool house, guests would have to go inside the house. Would they ban cellphones on the property because of the cameras? Guests with children might not like to be cut-off from babysitters, for example. And guests often like to snap pictures for personal use at weddings with NO intention of selling them but would Will be comfortable with that? I just can't see it working.


      I'm curious too...can just anyone use the Sandringham church for a ceremony? I know here in the States a couple who doesn't attend church regularly can't just choose any church they think is pretty or in a desired location and reserve it for a wedding. Aside from any religious "conversion" or training requirements, many churches require at least one person in the couple to have a prior relationship with the particular church. (Here we have multiple denominations but even so a practicing Baptist can't just choose any Baptist church in the nation for a ceremony. But I don't know how the Church of England works. Maybe the parishes are all interchangeable as long as folks have been baptized.) I'm sure Will could probably "make it happen" even though neither Pippa or James or either set of parents are Sandringham residents (would he have to ask the Queen?) but again I am not sure that's the best start for Pippa's marriage or a start I'd necessarily like if I were the groom. But none of us knows what they'll do. My personal feeling is that Pippa is going to want SOME splash...she and Kate are alike in many ways but unlike Kate she doesn't strike me as a "flowers in her hair" casual wedding type as Kate was reported to want. 


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    2. Just for the record, little Prince William turned four in June and the Yorks were married in July but I totally agree with your point. I'd be surprised if PRince George isn't in the wedding!

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    3. Yeah, that's why I said "If wishes were fishes" Lizzie. It's not gonna happen, I just thought it would be a fun thing to speculate. As for the weather - at British outdoor weddings they usually put up a marquee. Good for all weather situations. Well, a strong wind might create an issue but overall they're a pretty good use of outdoor spaces if they're the kind with sides, electricity, and heaters - which you know the Middletons would do. They could actually do the same type of thing at the Carole and Mike's place. Of course, London is full of very upscale places to host an event of this type.

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    4. I realized you were saying your ideas about AH were kind of a fantasy Robin but I wasn't sure of exactly why you thought that-hence my comments. Thanks for the info about marquees. I have to admit I've never seen that done. White tents for weddings yes (but not useful in colder weather or heavy rain), and heated plastic enclosures (often sort of unattractive and stinky because of the heaters) for open balcony-type areas of restaurants in late fall/winter.  But I have never heard of that for possibly chilly garden receptions. I learn alot here!

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  8. good luck to your deadline jane and good luck to you pippa I don't think james and donna will go for engagement next year would love to if the yorks girls are going to be engaged

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  9. I believe it will be a winter wedding because they're both athletic and both would have busy Spring schedules. Isn't it more of a British custom to have a short engagement? Or is it a royal custom? Or does it just seem like it happens like that? If I remember correctly it was around 6 months for Charles and Di,Andrew and Fergie, and WnK? In the US it's usually very quickly or around a year right? I don't think Pippa would turn to Sarah Burton or Jenny Packham, but I could be very wrong on that too I think it will be traditional but not as grand as WnK was simply bc he is rich probably more so than William but he's no prince well connected yes, but still not the MOST sought after man in the world, like Wills was at one time.. I think that Pippa will get whatever she wants,so if it's to out do Kate's wedding, dress,venue, mmlowers, jewelry, parties 8etc technically she could do it.. I guess it really depends on what she's always wanted in a wedding.. I think it's not likely for Kate to be in her wedding but stranger things have happened!! I do think PG will be a page boy and I'm 50/50 on PC being in it.. I do think POW and that woman will attend.. I do believe there has been some deal struck between all of them long ago.. KnP are supposedly very competitive I guess this is the ultimate test between them?? What did Kate not get that Pippa can to some level? More privacy for one..Now Prince Harry get the ball rolling!!!!

    I'm looking for someone to chat with about WnKnGnC.On messenger,fb,email, please reply if interested..

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    1. Starchild, I think POW is the Prince of Wales.

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    2. Prince of Wales

      "That woman is"~ Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

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    3. Valerie, thank you for making me Windex my monitor. :)) I didn't expect that, but thoroughly enjoyed it! Diane understands....

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    4. royalfan 8:43-I always say, my monitor needs a sneeze-guard-as in salad bar.

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    5. Sneeze guard...love it! :)))

      ROYALFAN

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  10. Gosh, I clicked through to the DM article and the floral dress Pippa's wearing in the other pictures is so incredibly flattering and pretty on her. I go so far to say that this is my favorite outfit on her ever.

    Excited to see what they end up doing about the wedding! They're certainly in a unique position, what with being in the public eye through no fault of their own and having royal siblings. Luckily they do have the funds, from both families, to do whatever they want.

    I'd love to see the wedding earring thing become a Middleton tradition. Would be really neat to do identical earrings for Pippa too. And what a nice gesture it would be if they extended the tradition to whoever James marries?

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    1. I doubt any earrings gifted to Pippa would be identical to Kate's - hers were designed to go with the "Scroll" tiara she wore. If Pippa is given earrings, they should be unique to her.

      (Wasn't Pippa also given earrings though, to wear at the 2011 wedding? I think all the Middletons had commemorative jewelry items.)

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    2. Kaye I 100% agree with everything you said! Yes the whole family had pieces made, and I believe it was to commemorate and kick-start their coat of arms/family identity. However, I feel it would be special to not just make Kate's wedding the big milestone for the family, but to also create a custom piece for Pippa to celebrate and commemorate her wedding.

      Yes, her earrings also featured an acorn: http://www.richard-designs.com/assets/homepage/pippa-middleton-jewellery.jpg

      AND her's next to Kate's
      http://www.blogcdn.com/www.mydaily.co.uk/media/2011/04/royalearrings.jpg

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    3. Sarita oh yes acorn earrings for James M's future wife would be nice! Although I wouldn't expect her, whoever she is, to wear them until after the wedding. The wedding day is traditionally the last day the woman is recognized as her maiden name. That is why wedding monograms usually feature the woman's initials first ... because after the wedding ceremony takes place she is now a new name it's Mr & Mrs James Middleton or Mr & Mrs James and Middleton. Basically I'd think she'd hold off on Middleton symbolism until after. Anyway hope you understand what I'm saying :-)

      ~ A

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    4. We've always heard that Pippa was given some earrings for the wedding but I've never seen them. Is there a photo of them somewhere, Jane?

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    5. Robin the links two up from your 6:11pm post are of Pippa's earrings from Kate's wedding.
      ~ A

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    6. Thanks, A! I never paid attention to them before. The side by side photo is very interesting. Pippa's don't seem to focus so much on the acorn theme or the oak leaf. Still, they are beautiful and have larger stones in them as Kate's are all pavé.

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  11. Jane, this won't turn into a Pippa blog will it? ;-)

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    1. Starchild-I'm enjoying chatting about rings and weddings instead of feeling I have to
      defnd William and Catherine. A nice respite both for Kate supporters and for them.
      W&C have George's birthday and then an engagement Sunday. The discussion about Pippa will fade.

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    2. For what my opinion is worth (I know that it is worth very little ;-)) I don't mind and especially won't during this engagement period. On occasion Jane has had Middleton-focused posts, and she's even done so on Pippa and past boyfriends. Not only do I like the Middleton family, but I think insight into who they are gives me better insight into who Kate is. Plus I adore weddings!
      ~ A

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    3. Considering how often the Middleton's have been discussed (general comment about the internet) in a negative manner, I am happy to engage in some happy news and speculation! And thank you to Jane for the post given all that she has on her plate.

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    4. Did you miss out on this ;-)?! Which indicates not really being serious with my question. Starchild

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    5. I think maybe your naive-sounding moniker misled us, Star child. :-)
      (-: It was a good remark-seriously-meant or not, funny, and allowed some to offer their thoughts on the
      subject.
      Great moniker, by the way.
      I'm not really up on the meanings of the various smiles.Do they all mean "not serious?" or are some used to soften a remark that could be seen as harsh? or, I'm really serious, but I want to deflect criticism?

      I am serious )-:----the opposite of :-)?)
      I don't think I quite have the hang of this.

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    6. :-) smiling face. :-( sad face. ;-) face with winking eye.

      ;-p winking eye and showing tongue for being cheecky

      You can find explanations for the smileys and how they are done on the internet.
      Starchild

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    7. Guilty as charged LOL

      ROYALFAN

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    8. Thank-you, Starchild. I always wondered about that cheeky one.

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  12. Given James Matthew's well known aversion to the press, I doubt the wedding will be a public event. Catherine will be her Matron of Honor in a private ceremony without detracting attention from the bride.

    Also, I read that Pippa is training to climb the Matterhorn at the end of summer...Yikes!

    Belle

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