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[文化博览] 【整理】2011-06-06 威廉王子和凯特 世纪婚礼 Royal Wedding—12

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After completing his army training in Sandhurst in 2006, he joined the Household Calvary and his many old friends still in the regiment.

“On the day, the bride and the groom will be escorted back from West Minister Abbey by what we call a Captain’s Escort. And the number of the members of that escort will be those officers he served with while he was at Sandhurst and in the regiment, and these he asked can take part in that escort which is a, for me a really nice personal touch to a spectacular occasion.”

The wedding day will follow traditions stretching back centuries. But there is one thing that Kate will do differently -- she will travel to the ceremony by car, perhaps with good reason. Her journey will also have ceremonial significance.

“Katherine’s decision, if it was her decision, not to go to the Abbey in the coach, will probably have been the result of a pretty wide-reaching discussion. She is quite right to be coming back with here husband in the carriage. She goes to the Abbey as a commoner, a very special commoner. She goes to the Abbey as a commoner. I think that it, it meets the category that she goes in a car and comes back in a carriage.”

Coming up next, there is a week to go and the royal florists are feeling the pressure.

“I’m a bit of swamped and I might look calm up above, but boy, we’re kicking around of X.”

There’s something about the royal wedding that attracts more eccentric gifts. William’s grandmother the Queen was given 131 pairs of silk stockings, 500 cans of pineapple and a diamond-incrusted music box.

“I’ve been invited to the Buckingham Palace just a few weeks before the royal wedding, for a exclusive preview of this summer’s exhibition of royal gifts made by Fabergé.”

“We know that William and Katherine have asked for charity donations from their guests, in rule of gifts. But there’s always the possibility that the family will exchange presents. And if they do, what is the likelihood, given how much the royal family is connected to Fabergé, that they might get a piece of it? ”

“Well, I have no idea, but it would certainly be following in its wonderful tradition of exchanging Fabergé on this important family occasion. So…”

“So anything is possible.”

“Absolutely.”

“They will be lucky. What is this that we have here?”

“It’s such a wonderful object. It’s a little elephant. When he’s wound up, he walks along on ratchets and he swings his head. And this actually was a Christmas present from Queen Mary and the rest of the royal family to King George V in 19… in 1929.”

“You know, I don’t know about Katherine, but I would love that as a wedding present.”
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