April 29, 2011 3:58 pm at 3:58 pm #596542noitallmrParticipant
Didn’t manage to go down to witness it but watched it online was a surreal event! Real Maluchus at its best! Over a million people crowding around Buckingham Palace and over 2 billion people watching live worldwide!!!
Just wondering who here watched it???April 29, 2011 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #765880TheGoqParticipant
not me i wouldnt get up at 5am for my own weddingApril 29, 2011 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #765881jewish sourceParticipant
man of mystery
not me i wouldnt get up at 5am for my own wedding
first time i laughed in a whilstApril 29, 2011 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #765882always hereParticipant
I watched it all (live) online.April 29, 2011 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #765883TheGoqParticipant
glad i could cheer u up 🙂April 29, 2011 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #765884ItcheSrulikMember
I was just so happy all the hype is finally over so I don’t have to hear about it anymore.April 29, 2011 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #765885deiyezoogerMember
watched it! (online) oy my gosh! was that a wedding! one of a kind. i wish them good luck, and may they always shine and be so happy in reel life. off camera.April 29, 2011 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #765886yogiboobooMember
watched it on one of the channels when they replayed it. it was unbelievable!April 29, 2011 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #765887
I Do Not Understand..
Why does everyone care so much???April 29, 2011 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm #765888StuffedCabbageMember
s2021-i have the same question……..April 29, 2011 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm #765889ClairvoyantMember
As do I.April 29, 2011 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #765890
Hashem cares enough to give us a bracha to recite when seeing malchus, as I’m sure you know.April 29, 2011 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm #765891
O and u said the brachah?April 29, 2011 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm #765892
Isnt there a Bracha said upon seeing people who are exceptionally beautiful/handsome? That makes it 2 Brachos. I feel the bride and grooms looks fall into that category. Maybe its only my taste.April 30, 2011 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #765893yaff80Participant
as far as I know you dont make that b’racha unless you see them in real life!May 1, 2011 1:43 am at 1:43 am #765894brotherofursParticipant
yeah i was so confused when a woman i know told me she stayed up all night to watch it… which beracha? and should i go watch it online so i can say it?May 1, 2011 2:00 am at 2:00 am #765895emanParticipant
Here is a Royal family trivia question.
How many descendants of Queen Elizabeth II are still married to their first spouse?
I’ll post the answer sometime tomorrow.May 1, 2011 2:08 am at 2:08 am #765896GumBallMember
OMG like what is this wedding already!!!!!!!May 1, 2011 3:34 am at 3:34 am #765897
Gumball like OMG ur too funny!!!!!!May 1, 2011 3:43 am at 3:43 am #765898ShrekMember
people enjoy this stuff? I don’t get it.May 1, 2011 4:32 am at 4:32 am #765899BasYisroel94Participant
Well, if you’re part of the British Commonwealth, then I suppose it’s part of your future 🙂
Otherwise, yeah- just another 2 randoms are now married.May 1, 2011 5:05 am at 5:05 am #765900StuffedCabbageMember
for real i cant understand what the hype is all about! do people go as crazy when a rebbes son gets married??May 1, 2011 7:30 am at 7:30 am #765901aries2756Participant
SC, yes they do, because to them they are royalty. William and Kate are royalty and are more celebrity than celebrities so yes. We haven’t had a real royal wedding since his parents got married 30 years ago. So this was a really huge event.May 1, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm #765902123bubbyParticipant
We watched the whole wedding, live online! it was amazing! we where watching history o the making!May 1, 2011 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #765903
Stuffed, do people go as crazy when a rebbes son gets married??
In Brooklyn and Israel, definitely.
The royal wedding was interesting to the whole world (billions world-wide watched it). I think ratings were higher than people on the moon. Im not a Posek, but I thought it was all very classy (besides the couple’s living arrangements ;( before the marriage).May 1, 2011 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm #765904mewhoParticipant
all i can say is those hats were outrageous. i cant even figure out how some stayed on their heads.May 1, 2011 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #765905
mewho, all i can say is those hats were outrageous. i cant even figure out how some stayed on their heads.
Hmm, Im wondering…Are the hats that drastically different than those worn on Shabbos by women in frum communities like the Five Towns, etc? Maybe adorned with larger flowers.May 1, 2011 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #765906emanParticipant
The answer to the question
How many descendants of Queen Elizabeth II are still married to their first spouse?
As of Friday 1.
And this is supposedly the choshuveh family of Great Britain.May 1, 2011 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #765907Sender AvMember
Malchus at it’s best???? Go watch a video of Queen Elizabeth II wedding and watch how she gracefully waves to the crowd from the balcony, then go watch the new bride wave to the crowd. Grace has been lost and so has their malchus.May 1, 2011 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #765908
As of Friday 1.
2. You forgot Peter Philips’ marriage to Autumn Kelly.
Two out of five who married. Nonetheless, I did a study of royal marriages in the other thread and showed that the majority of the Royal family are, indeed, still married to their first spouses.
The WolfMay 1, 2011 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #765909twistedParticipant
I am proud to not have been one of the two billion, not caring a whit about it, not having even the time if I did, being of Zionist bent with strong dislike of anything British, and yes, very much not the herd animal type.May 3, 2011 12:48 am at 12:48 am #765910mosheroseMember
“2. You forgot Peter Philips’ marriage to Autumn Kelly.”
Who is Peter Philips? If he was really a prince hed be Prince Peter. Dont make up stuff.May 3, 2011 2:32 am at 2:32 am #765911Boro Park GirlMember
I saw clips and pictures of it and it was a beautiful event.May 3, 2011 2:38 am at 2:38 am #765912
Peter Phillips is the son of Princess Anne & Capt. Mark Phillips.
The parents rejected the Queen’s offer of giving a royal title.May 3, 2011 5:06 am at 5:06 am #765913
Who is Peter Philips? If he was really a prince hed be Prince Peter. Dont make up stuff.
Peter Phillips is the Queen’s oldest grandson. He’s not a prince because he’s the son of the Queens daughter and, according to the Letters Patent issued by George V, only children of the Sovereign’s sons are styled as Princes and Princesses.
It should be noted that an exception was made for Elizabeth II’s children. When her father became King George VI following the abdication of Edward VIII, it was pretty obvious that King George was not going to have sons and that Elizabeth, as the eldest daughter, would inherit the throne. However, since any children she would have would be the King’s Daughter’s children, they would not be able to use HRH (or be styled as Princes and Princesses) until after George’s death. George therefore issued a special Letters Patent stating that any children of the Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were entitled to use HRH at birth. Hence, Prince Charles and Princess Anne were HRH from birth, even though they were born while George VI was still alive.
The WolfMay 3, 2011 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #765914adorableParticipant
I watched parts of the wedding and thought it was a beautiful event. she is so stunning and regal! hope this one lasts!May 4, 2011 12:41 am at 12:41 am #765916ronrsrMember
act British, think Yiddish.May 4, 2011 1:30 am at 1:30 am #765917mosheroseMember
“Peter Phillips is the Queen’s oldest grandson. He’s not a prince because he’s the son of the Queens daughter and, according to the Letters Patent issued by George V, only children of the Sovereign’s sons are styled as Princes and Princesses.”
Baloney. If he was the queens grandson hed be a prince like William and harry. This only proves that you made it up.May 4, 2011 3:15 am at 3:15 am #765918ronrsrMember
he sure is a prince, and at one time was fifth in line to the throne, after his royal uncles and his mother.
Now he’s 11th in line.
as for being a capital “P” prince, that is up to the reigning monarch to decide who is styled a Prince and addressed as His Royal Highness.
If your grandmother were a queen, you would be a prince.May 4, 2011 4:52 am at 4:52 am #765919
Moshe, the Wolf doesn’t write “baloney.”
Instead of accusing him, why don’t you just google the name & see for yourself?May 4, 2011 4:52 am at 4:52 am #765920
Baloney. If he was the queens grandson hed be a prince like William and harry. This only proves that you made it up.
Whatever… if you want to think I just made up Peter Phillips (someone whose existence you can verify by spending five minutes on Google), then fine, I made him up.
The WolfMay 4, 2011 5:26 am at 5:26 am #765921cucumberMember
why is everyone so into the royal family? theyre just a bunch of people just like anyone else. Why does everyone care so much about them?May 4, 2011 6:08 am at 6:08 am #765922
Do you ask the same question when learning history & current events in school?May 4, 2011 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #765923cucumberMember
the royal family has no power anymore. theyre not making history. all they do is use tax money to partyMay 4, 2011 2:56 pm at 2:56 pm #765924
why is everyone so into the royal family? theyre just a bunch of people just like anyone else. Why does everyone care so much about them?
History. Pagentry. Tradition. Politics. Some of us just like that stuff. If that makes me a bad person, so be it.
The WolfMay 4, 2011 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm #765925
the royal family has no power anymore.
That’s not entirely true, but not entirely false either. It’s a very odd situation over in the UK.
For example, every act of Parliament requires Royal Assent to become law. Without it, an act cannot become law. Interestingly enough, the last act that Edward VIII performed as king was to give his Royal Assent to His Majesty’s Abdication Act of 1936. Before he assented to it, the act could not become law.
On the other hand, no monarch has withheld Royal Assent on a law since the early 1700s — and no monarch in his/her right mind is going to do so.
There are other similar instances where the monarch technically has power but does not wield it.
all they do is use tax money to party
That’s not entirely true either. The members of the Royal Family act as a form of elite diplomatic corps. When you see Prince Charles on some Polynesian Island talking with the local bigwigs and wearing a grass skirt, that’s not a vacation. The Crown Prince is also a patron of quite a number of charities in the UK (as are other members of the Royal Family).
That’s not to say that being a Royal is the same as working in the salt mines for ten hours a day. Rank hath its privileges, I suppose. But to say that they do nothing but party at taxpayer expense is not really a fair assessment.
The WolfMay 4, 2011 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #765926May 4, 2011 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #765927chocandpatienceMember
“all they do is use tax money to party”
if you point that out, then you must point out the flip side: they bring in millions of tourists – money.May 4, 2011 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #765928
I want to know what the whole royal family’s expenses add up to per year. How many royal family members are on salary?
That’s called the Civil List. Very few Royals actually get money from the Civil List. In addition, the Queen refunds the money spent on other Royals (other than herself and the Duke of Edinburgh) to Parliament. To the best of my knowledge, the only other Royals who get civil list money are the Queen’s children, the Dukes of Kent and Gloucester and Princess Alexandra. In addition, this money doesn’t come free — they have to perform duties for the Crown.
It’s possible that Princes William and Harry also get Civil List monies (I couldn’t find out for sure one way or the other), but even if they do, the Queen reimburses Parliament for it.
The Civil List is currently fixed at 7.9m pounds, the same level it has been at for the last ten years. Keep in mind that this money doesn’t all go to Queen’s pockets. A large chunk of it goes to pay for staff associated with running the royal household. You can download a 2006 accounting of the Civil List expenditures from the Royals’ website.
In addition, keep in mind that the Civil List is going to be abolished in 2013.
The WolfMay 4, 2011 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #765929adorableParticipant
they are really just regular ppl but I’m still very into them not sure why though
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