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Originally posted by St Udio
its been characterized as a 'peoples wedding'...iow, No elites allowed
i doubt the Royal wedding on my birthday will compare to the event of man walking on the Moon
only hours after my 1st wedding ceremony back in '69
well wishing to the couple
Originally posted by nocents
reply to post by jibeho
You forgot the gift Obama gave to Gordon Brown, the CDs that can't even be played on European CD players. Now thats class!
Originally posted by crazydaisy
If the Obama's attended the wedding the focus would be taken off the couple. Another reason would be the need to increase security 10 fold. Its the day for the couple - I don't look at this as a snub.
I wouldn't invite them to my wedding - would you?
Originally posted by dizzylizzy
The security for this wedding is being funded by the British tax payer, the cost of Obama and his wife attending would be astronomical, the public would not put up and shut up.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Considering the history, is it even approprate for a president of the US to attend a british royalty wedding?
Historically have POTUS's attended royal british weddings/funerals? I think that these things tend to be a national pride/British affair that are..well, for Britons fairly exclusively...I could be off here.
But, why would the states be invited into basically a family affair
He is the President of the United States, why wouldn't you want him there???? At least send a invite as courtesy to a world leader. The Prince is a figure head, but still.......
The new china, White House renovations, expensive clothing, and her attendance at the wedding of Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales, gave her an aura of being "out of touch" with the American people during an economic recession.
Left: Prince Christoph von Hesse, in Nazi SS uniform, was a high ranking Nazi. He was chief of Hermann Goring's secret intelligence service, an aide to Heinrich Himmler and a colonel (SS-Oberfuhrer) of the Schutzstaffel (SS).
Suits you, your Royal Highness.
Centre: Prince Christoph von Hesse married Princess Sophie, the sister of Prince Philip ("of Greece and Demark", as THEY say).
Right: Philip "Mountbatten" ('cos he is now a Briton) married Princess Elizabeth and they proclaim themselves Duke and Duchess ("of Edinburgh", so THEY say).
Author Martin Allen goes much further than this, arguing in his controversial book, Hidden Agenda, that the duke spied for Hitler, especially in the critical phase in late-1939 and early-1940 prior to the Battle of France.
According to Allen, the duke made inspection tours of the French army's front line positions, including the Maginot line, and provided reports of troop deployments not only to the British (French-British co-operation not being what it should have been), but also to the Germans.
The link between the duke and the Nazis, according to Allen, was wealthy American industrialist Charles Bedaux (sometimes spelled Bedault), who was a close friend of the Windsors. Bedaux had loaned them his home, chateau Cande in France, for their wedding in June 1937, and he was almost certainly a Nazi intelligence asset; he knew Goring personally and had many German business contacts.
Martin Allen goes so far as to argue that the Duke of Windsor provided Bedaux with the crucial information about the French deployment, that this information, when passed on, induced Hitler to take the bold move and invade France through the poorly defended Ardennes forest, and that this is the primary explanation for the stunning Nazi victory in May-June 1940.
It is a devastating indictment: the Duke of Windsor was not only a traitor but the main reason for the German victory in the West and all that came with it (occupation, the Battle of Britain, and the persecution of Jews in these regions, among other developments).
I have written a letter to Prince William and Kate Middleton calling on them to remove the king of Bahrain and other vile men from their wedding invitation list. The king, who has reportedly received a personal invitation to the wedding from the Queen, has violently crushed the pro-democracy movement in his country. I reminded the couple of this country's duty to support the oppressed and the democrats over the despots and oppressors, and warned that it would send an "appalling message to the world were any dictators of the Middle East – royal or otherwise – seen enjoying the hospitality of your family and rubbing shoulders with Hollywood stars and politicians at your wedding".