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Were you at the royal wedding?
posted by wpenman (97 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm the guy with the silly hat
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:27 AM on April 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


Hoping against hope that this is a seamy Craigslist style Missed Connection post.
posted by boo_radley at 9:30 AM on April 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


That's pretty awesome, but I still think royalty should have feces flung at them.
posted by cropshy at 9:31 AM on April 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


No, but I found Waldo. /obligatory
posted by desjardins at 9:31 AM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Not quite 1.15gb, but here's my favourite photo from the wedding.
posted by gman at 9:37 AM on April 30, 2011 [16 favorites]


That's pretty awesome, from a technological standpoint.

I have to admit that I have a neckbeardish antipathy towards this whole goddamn thing like I imagine some people feel about videogames and Lady Gaga. I just don't get it.
posted by codacorolla at 9:38 AM on April 30, 2011


Wiiliam made it clear that I was not welcome, so no.

Jeez man, let it go. I really did trip and fall.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:38 AM on April 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Royal wedding? What royal wedding?
posted by Splunge at 9:41 AM on April 30, 2011


It's 1.15 GigaPixels not Gb.
In other news the global audience was probably a little short of the widely reported 2 Billion figure.
posted by Lanark at 9:44 AM on April 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


If you're not into the royal wedding and are sick of the hype, this cartoon may help.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:44 AM on April 30, 2011


Sookie and Eric got hitched! Beautiful night wedding.....
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:45 AM on April 30, 2011


Nice horses.
posted by pracowity at 9:49 AM on April 30, 2011


Not quite 1.15gb, but here's my favourite photo from the wedding.

That's too darn cutsem!
posted by fairmettle at 9:54 AM on April 30, 2011


This is my favorite picture of the Royal Wedding. You had to know he'd be there, after all.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 9:58 AM on April 30, 2011 [34 favorites]


My eyes were closed.
posted by dhartung at 9:58 AM on April 30, 2011


I still think royalty should have feces flung at them.

No, this was a special occasion.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 10:02 AM on April 30, 2011


Oops. I read that as "royalty should have flung feces at them."

Never mind.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 10:04 AM on April 30, 2011


It's weird, but most of the people in that picture appear to have British accents.
posted by nzero at 10:05 AM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Don't worry, 21st century people. With our new technology, we can make everything be about you!
posted by Miko at 10:06 AM on April 30, 2011 [9 favorites]


I'm the one wearing a lot of bronzer and holding a lion.
posted by dirigibleman at 10:15 AM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Was I at the royal wedding?

As it happens... let me check my notes, here... uh...

...no! I was not.
posted by pts at 10:15 AM on April 30, 2011


This is my favorite picture of the Royal Wedding.

Cor, are we still pretending they have the same dad?
posted by Jehan at 10:17 AM on April 30, 2011


If I had known there were pictures to be taken, I would have waited to get to the hotel to meet Kate.
posted by tomswift at 10:17 AM on April 30, 2011


My favourite photo of the wedding.

It made the fucking inescapable wall-to-wall coverage of the event a little more tolerable.
posted by LMGM at 10:20 AM on April 30, 2011 [9 favorites]


Not quite 1.15gb, but here's my favourite photo from the wedding.

'Frowning Flower Girl' has become quite the Internet meme since yesterday.
posted by ericb at 10:22 AM on April 30, 2011


Was I there? No. I was bleary-eyed under a blanket in front of the teevee, wondering why the hell I wasn't still under that same blanket in bed.
posted by Capt. Renault at 10:23 AM on April 30, 2011


I didn't know a gigapixel was a straight conversion to a gigabit.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 10:24 AM on April 30, 2011


With our new technology, we can make everything be about you!

Hear hear! Stop stealing the spotlight from the attention-starved British royalty, everyone!
posted by DU at 10:25 AM on April 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm the one wearing a lot of bronzer and holding a lion.

HAH! I'm scrolling through the picture and then all of a sudden BAM! There you are.
posted by ColdChef at 10:32 AM on April 30, 2011


Also: that's a pretty damn impressive use of technology. I'd like to see a similar picture done at the Super Bowl. Or, you know...Mardi Gras.
posted by ColdChef at 10:34 AM on April 30, 2011


I don't give a shit about royalty getting married but I do like hockey, and the fact that someone is flying a Canucks flag in there is awesome.
posted by mannequito at 10:42 AM on April 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


This is fun. Normal person, normal person, normal person, knight in chainmail!

Could make a pretty good scavenger hunt.
posted by psycho-alchemy at 10:54 AM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


My favorite gif the Royal Wedding thnx ?uestlov
posted by Sailormom at 10:56 AM on April 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


HOW ABOUT THAT ARSE ON PIPPA, WOT WOT?


Didn't watch any of the coverage, but did see Kathy Griffin's show mocking it
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:56 AM on April 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Brits are in massive austerity free fall, but still worship and support inbred upper class royalty to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds a year.

Really large film at 11.

Me, I was rooting for rain.
posted by fourcheesemac at 10:58 AM on April 30, 2011


I saw many Canadian flags, but where is the Canucks flag?
posted by seawallrunner at 10:59 AM on April 30, 2011


but still worship and support inbred upper class royalty to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds a year.
posted by fourcheesemac at 6:58 PM


Actually its less than £40 million per year or about 60p per person
In return we get an extra day off work for the wedding - WIN!
posted by Lanark at 11:07 AM on April 30, 2011 [11 favorites]


sorry, I came into the thread right after seeing this video on the Canucks message board, which is where I saw the flag being waved (at the :35 mark)
posted by mannequito at 11:08 AM on April 30, 2011


There a couple of good Photosynths composed of public photos: outside Buckingham Palace and inside Westminster Abbey.
posted by rh at 11:10 AM on April 30, 2011


Brits are in massive austerity free fall, but still worship and support inbred upper class royalty to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds a year.

Such piercing social insight. You should become an anthropologist.
posted by Jehan at 11:12 AM on April 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


I too went looking for the Canucks' flag and couldn't find it.

In the process, however, I did discover the two-faced woman. (Look for the light post that cuts the main photo at about the one-third mark starting from the left. Then look to left of that light post for a bobby with his back to the camera and his hands crossed behind his back. Then look to the left of the bobby for a woman wearing a v-neck top printed with the Union Jack. That's her.)

Actually given the size and complexity the photo stitching done on that picture the lack of really, really glaring errors like that one is pretty amazing.
posted by sardonyx at 11:12 AM on April 30, 2011


The people who like a royal wedding got a pretty good royal wedding and the people who hate the royals got a first class opportunity to bitch about it.

Win win.
posted by IndigoJones at 11:17 AM on April 30, 2011 [7 favorites]


Any tolerance I have for the monarchy evaporates when any of them (especially Philip, Charles and William) open their mouths and start speaking in such hideously plummy accents.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:18 AM on April 30, 2011


Crowd surveillance is a bug, but we can pretend it's a feature.
posted by Ideefixe at 11:27 AM on April 30, 2011


I couldn't believe the incredibly high Canadian:Australian flag ratio. I know a lot of Australians are republicans, and very few Canadians are (*sob*), but based on every other event I've ever seen anywhere in the world, I would have thought it'd be the other way around.
posted by Pre-Taped Call In Show at 11:46 AM on April 30, 2011


I bet someone gets caught out with their mistress because of this photo and then we won't be able to have nice things anymore.
posted by jenlovesponies at 11:47 AM on April 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


If you go to the left side, towards the end, scroll until you see the flag of Chile. To the right of the flag, you will see, a Renaissance man, a woman who looks like she's going to hurl, and another woman who looks like she is mooning the wedding (but with pants on).
posted by ifandonlyif at 11:54 AM on April 30, 2011


She's doing it wrong, then.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 11:56 AM on April 30, 2011


BEATRICE HAT there I said it.
posted by everichon at 11:59 AM on April 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


I bet someone gets caught out with their mistress because of this photo and then we won't be able to have nice things anymore.

My first thought was, there's a bunch of would be thriller writers out there who are even now trying to use this picture as a plot device.
posted by IndigoJones at 12:01 PM on April 30, 2011


So are these the same cameras they use all around London to spy on people?
posted by New England Cultist at 12:06 PM on April 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was the one who tripped on the arch-bishops staff.
posted by clavdivs at 12:13 PM on April 30, 2011


ColdChef: Also: that's a pretty damn impressive use of technology. I'd like to see a similar picture done at the Super Bowl. Or, you know...Mardi Gras.

How about Obama's Inauguration?
posted by filthy light thief at 12:15 PM on April 30, 2011


aaaaaaaarrrrrrrgggghhhhhH!! all day yesterday and now it goes on. and on and on and on. fuck. never mind. in 2060 it will be the 400 year anniversary of the restoration of the monarchy. hopefully i will be dead by then.

next up: Henry gets married, film all day - again.
posted by marienbad at 12:26 PM on April 30, 2011


I recognised one face in that photo. Jenkins, see me on Tuesday morning so we can discuss your "urgent hospital appointment".
posted by panboi at 12:27 PM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm still searching for the police box
posted by DreamerFi at 12:27 PM on April 30, 2011


Am I the only person in the world who thinks Prince William (now Duke) looks like a big douche? I'm sure he's very nice (maybe) but she's certainly not with him for his looks.
posted by Malice at 12:29 PM on April 30, 2011


This was a nice distraction from all the bad news in the world. These people seem genuinely in love, and no matter how you feel about the monarchy, I think these two will represent it well.

I actually got up and watched the thing, which I did NOT do for Charles and Diana. Besides, the whole thing was worth it for scowling three year old bridesmaid and Princess Beatrice's flying spaghetti monster/lady gaga headpiece.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 12:44 PM on April 30, 2011


Oh, and btw, both William and his brother have REAL jobs in the military. The job William has is with the RAF as search and rescue helicopter pilot.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 12:46 PM on April 30, 2011


Real jobs? yeah, like when Henry was in Afghanistan he went anywhere near the front line.
posted by marienbad at 12:52 PM on April 30, 2011


I've always had a dream: I'd like to meet the Queen...
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:54 PM on April 30, 2011


I've searched the whole photo and no, apparently I was not. And I was so hoping I was because it looks like everyone was having such a nice time...
posted by Naberius at 12:58 PM on April 30, 2011


I recognised one face in that photo. Jenkins, see me on Tuesday morning so we can discuss your "urgent hospital appointment".

The sad thing is that Jenkins and all the other Brits there were given the day off by the Prime Minister.
posted by vacapinta at 12:59 PM on April 30, 2011


Marienbad, I beg to differ.

The reason he was brought back was not only for his own safety; the safety of those he served with was an issue. But there is no doubt whatsoever that Harry himself was and is both willing and eager to serve in Afghanistan in harm's way.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:03 PM on April 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


Don't worry, 21st century people. With our new technology, we can make everything be about you!

As opposed to what this is really about, adulating our divine right monarchs.
posted by delmoi at 1:06 PM on April 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I too went looking for the Canucks' flag and couldn't find it.

I did see one.
posted by delmoi at 1:08 PM on April 30, 2011


"Virginia: The Prince has SAS bodyguards. He is quite safe... "

Henry is not going to be put in harms way. He is 3rd in line to the throne. It does not work like that.
posted by marienbad at 1:09 PM on April 30, 2011


I liked Leo Carey's "Ten reasons I watched the royal wedding after I swore I wouldn't"
posted by rongorongo at 1:19 PM on April 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Were you arrested at the royal wedding?

Fuck the royal wedding and fuck the BBC fucking establishment mouthpiece.
posted by klue at 2:10 PM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


I watched after the fact to hear the music, which was happily not interrupted by yammering from people named Cat or Katty (wtf?).
posted by jgirl at 2:11 PM on April 30, 2011


Interesting detail: As a result of being married, William and Kate are now officially the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

This must come as kind of a bummer for Kate who probably thought that she was going to be married to a real prince. "Duke" is certainly a bit of a demotion now, isn't it. But I suppose there's still a good chance that his status will eventually be upgraded to "king".
posted by sour cream at 2:25 PM on April 30, 2011


If you want to counter the warm fuzzies some people seem to be getting over all this, take a look at the police arresting ten people on their way to a "not the royal wedding" street party organised by Republic.

The amount of 'pre-emptive' arrests that have occurred is really disturbing me.
posted by knapah at 2:28 PM on April 30, 2011


William is still Prince William.

His official title/name: His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Master of Arts.
posted by ericb at 2:30 PM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Order of the Garter"?

You're kidding, right?
posted by sour cream at 2:33 PM on April 30, 2011


The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the highest order of chivalry, or knighthood, existing in England, founded in 1348.
posted by ericb at 2:34 PM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


I was so cynical about the Royal Wedding when it was first announced I even started a moderately successful anti-wedding Facebook page. But yet, when it came to the actual day, it was a lot of fun. It was sunny and we drank champagne and had a bbq and shouted and laughed at the TV.

We wheel them out for fun things like weddings, jubilees and the state opening of parliament, and then forget about them for the rest of the time. It works pretty well and it's also pretty harmless.
posted by Summer at 2:36 PM on April 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


I like the priest who did cartwheels in Westminster Abbey after the whole thing is over.
posted by oflinkey at 2:48 PM on April 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


This must come as kind of a bummer for Kate who probably thought that she was going to be married to a real prince.

He is a real prince. It's better to be a prince with a dukedom than one without. And if he hadn't been made a duke, then her official title would be HRH Princess William of Wales (just like Princess Michael of Kent). Far better to be HRH Duchess of Cambridge, I think.
posted by grouse at 2:52 PM on April 30, 2011


Also of interest:
"A December 2010 article in The Daily Telegraph suggested that William did not wish to receive a dukedom, preferring to remain simply 'Prince William' while also wanting Middleton to become 'Princess Catherine'. It was suggested that this caused a dilemma for the Queen because princesses traditionally receive such titles through birth instead of marriage. However, twenty-year-old Diana became The Princess of Wales when she married Charles on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral.

Catherine Middleton therefore became Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus, but is not styled as 'Princess Catherine'."*
posted by ericb at 2:52 PM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Order of the Garter"

Don't underestimate the Honors List.

After the Order of the Garter you get your CMG, your KCMG, and your GMCG. Or, if you want, The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, the Knight Commander of Saint Michael and Saint George, and the Grand Cross of Saint Michael and Saint George

[Quote]:
Bernard Woolley: In the service, CMG stands for Call Me God. And KCMG for Kindly Call Me God.
Hacker: What does GCMG stand for?
Bernard: God Calls Me God.
posted by DreamerFi at 2:58 PM on April 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Catherine Middleton therefore became Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus, but is not styled as 'Princess Catherine'.

Um. So can we just call her "Arthur"?
posted by rongorongo at 3:04 PM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Knights of the Garter are ranked higher in the order of precedence than memers of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.
posted by grouse at 3:05 PM on April 30, 2011


Everyone was wondering what Prince William said to Kate and her dad when they met him at the alter, but finally over a day later, now we know.
posted by raztaj at 3:06 PM on April 30, 2011


I was there, but couldn't see a thing. Damn you, East Manitoba, damn you and your silly hat!
posted by schoolgirl report at 3:37 PM on April 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was there! Sort of. I was near the entrance to the Horse Guards Parade on Whitehall during the auto procession up to Westminster Abbey, and I watched the wedding from Trafalgar Square. I guess hating royalty is a Metafilter Thing, but I thought it was pretty great. It looked like something out of a fairytale, they seemed to actually like each other, and hearing everyone sing God Save the Queen was cool, although I had to keep myself from being a rude American and singing "America" instead. Plus everyone gets a long weekend, which is never wrong.
posted by MadamM at 3:38 PM on April 30, 2011


The Queen Mother's wedding, 1923.
posted by gman at 3:47 PM on April 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


BEATRICE HAT there I said it.

Cthuhlu hat is more like it.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 4:24 PM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Master of Arts Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Mountbatten-Windsor.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:10 PM on April 30, 2011


Did anyone else see Beaker in KokuRyu's cartoon link?
posted by arcticseal at 6:30 PM on April 30, 2011


My favourite royal wedding commemorative plate NSFW
posted by davey_darling at 7:55 PM on April 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Royal wedding: Spot yourself with a camera in front of your face in our hi-def crowd picture!

FTFY. Lookit all those people with cameras!
posted by limeonaire at 8:05 PM on April 30, 2011


I couldn't resist walking down the Mall around 6pm on Friday - there were good-natured crowds, roads blocked off (+1 pedestrians and cyclists), and frivolity. A really nice afternoon following watching it on the telly and the street party just two streets over.
posted by wingless_angel at 12:33 AM on May 1, 2011


Did anyone else see Beaker in KokuRyu's cartoon link?

aka Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
posted by knapah at 12:04 PM on May 1, 2011


I have to say I was mostly indifferent to the whole thing, but my husband's boss, who sings in a choir, pointed out that the choral music during the ceremony, especially the Motet "Ubi Caritas et Amor", was lovely and beautifully performed, so I sought out some clips to see for myself and I do agree. This article has video of both the Anthem and the Motet and I particularly like the Motet.
posted by gudrun at 3:12 PM on May 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


It figures these two'd show up...
posted by Zack_Replica at 4:22 PM on May 1, 2011


Thanks knapah, you lose touch when you're out of the country for over a decade.
posted by arcticseal at 5:58 PM on May 1, 2011


haha. you start scrolling to the right, and suddenly, BUTTOCKS
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