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Well, what did you think of it?


TopCat®
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I have to say that I watched most of the ceremony from early on and I can say that the Royal Wedding was another example of British pageantry at its best. The enormous and happy crowds are also doing their bit to make it a truly memorable day.

I'd also like to add that the 'policing' of the people was exemplary and well planned, which went a long way to keeping them happy after many hours of waiting.

Was anyone else who saw it as pleased as me? TC.

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I share your admiration of the way the event was policed

The Metropolitan police commanders made it clear before the wedding that today was one for a relaxed, happy occasion, and that they were determined that nobody was going to spoil the fun. That was achieved with an efficiency that was obvious for all to see - the way the police got the crowds from the end of the Mall to the front of Buckingham palace was an object lesson in how to do it.

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gengiscant

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We Brits certainly know how to put on a dam good show. I thoroughly enjoyed what I watched which was mainly after the ceremony, thought the fly past was a bit weak, but all in all a very nice day.

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the fly past was a bit weak

I agree, but then I imagine everyone was a little scared of making a bigger show for fear of being accused of profligacy - it costs £90,000 an hour to keep a Tornado in the air.

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Quickbeam

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"not sure why william was not in the RAF uniform" Dare I suggest it was to avoid being outranked by his younger brother?

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sunnystaines

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Flak999

thanks was not aware of that point

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flycatcher1

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Quickbeam Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant William is Senior to Army Air Corps Captain Harry. Harry has only just been promoted.

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Quickbeam

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flycatcher1, I wasn't aware of that either.

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ams4127

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I completely agree with the sentiments expressed so eloquently by all the previous posters.

I actually got so involved in watching the proceedings that I forgot about the round of golf I had arranged. This may cost me much beer.

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ams4127

I was supposed to be in a webinar at 9:00 this morning, but I was still glued to the TV at 10:30 - they went ahead without me. I'll have some grovelling to do tomorrow.

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LastChip

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Well I have to admit, it's not something that I would normally watch, but watch I did and it was superb.

As others have said, there is probably no other country in the world that is capable of choreographing pageantry like that and it was a privilege to watch.

No wonder it was beamed around the world. I suspect that's the largest TV audience the BBC will get in a very long time to come!

Great job and I wish them every happiness together.

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