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View Poll Results: Are you gonna watch the Royal Wedding?

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    Re: Are You Gonna Observe the Royal Wedding this Weekend?

    --I didn't think a snake marriage would ever be on tv ! --











    (royal wedding, get it?) gotta love bad puns
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    Re: Are You Gonna Observe the Royal Wedding this Weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crowfingers View Post
    --I didn't think a snake marriage would ever be on tv ! --











    (royal wedding, get it?) gotta love bad puns
    How dare you offend snakes everywhere with that comparison

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    A wedding of cold blooded animals who are obsessed with breeding and survival....

    Nah, would rather watch two ball pythons get married.

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    Re: Are You Gonna Observe the Royal Wedding this Weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alter-Echo View Post
    A wedding of cold blooded animals who are obsessed with breeding and survival....

    Nah, would rather watch two ball pythons get married.
    To be fair I think Harry is kinda different from the other Royals ( in more ways than one )


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    I decided to give this version of the wedding a go. I'd watch the real thing if it were like this.

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    Re: Are You Gonna Observe the Royal Wedding this Weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasonC2K View Post
    I decided to give this version of the wedding a go. I'd watch the real thing if it were like this.

    OMG, thank you for sharing.

    That is a particular good one, I was laughing so hard I cried. That singing !!! LOL. And the faces everyone made. Brilliant !!
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    Horray! the new Royal Baby was born this morning! congratulations to Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry!

    can't wait for their public appearance in 2 days! https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...D=ansmsnnews11

    LONDON — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex — better known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — on Monday welcomed their first child, a boy, the first interracial baby in the British monarchy’s recent history.

    The newborn is seventh in line to the British throne, behind Prince Harry, whose marriage last year to Meghan brought historic change to the royal family. It is not clear whether the child will receive a royal title, like those bestowed on the three children of Prince William, Harry’s older brother, and William’s wife, Catherine.

    Buckingham Palace said in a statement that Meghan gave birth at 5:26 a.m. — hours before the palace announced that she was in labor — and that her mother, Doria Ragland, was with the new parents. The newborn boy weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, the royal couple wrote on Instagram; a name had not been chosen yet.

    [Tweets]

    The baby is sure to be the object of uncommon fascination, adored and criticized as a symbol of the modernization of Britain’s royal family.

    “This little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m just over the moon,” a beaming Prince Harry told reporters outside Frogmore Cottage, the couple’s residence near Windsor Castle. “Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, and we’re both absolutely thrilled.”

    [Tweets]

    Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, have shaken up the royal family in a number of ways: The duchess is an American and a former actress, and their wedding last May featured a gospel choir, a freestyling African-American preacher and a gaggle of Hollywood celebrities.

    They continued to set aside convention after the wedding, opening their own Instagram account and offering little access to the royal-obsessed British news media. In April, they announced they were canceling the traditional photo opportunity outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in the heart of London, curtailing the ritual hullabaloo that usually surrounds royal births.

    For many, the new baby’s importance will be indelibly linked with race.

    Britain is 87 percent white, but interracial children make up its fastest-growing ethnic category, and will soon be the country’s largest minority group. The entry of Meghan Markle, the descendant of plantation slaves, into the royal family resonated deeply with many people of African descent, who almost immediately began to anticipate the birth of the couple’s first child.

    “It’s hopeful for people of my kids’ generation to see a princess of mixed race,” said Lise Ragbir, who is black and has written of her own experience raising a lighter-skinned child.

    Repeatedly, beginning when her daughter was 6 months old, she said, strangers have approached her to ask, “Is that your baby?”

    “It will be such a recognizable baby that it could shift people’s awareness,” said Ms. Ragbir, 45, a gallery director in Austin, Tex. “When one of the most famous families in the world does not have the same skin tone, people might pause before asking a stranger, ‘Is that your baby?’”

    Historians have noted that the duchess herself cannot be definitively described as the first interracial royal. Some scholars have argued that Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III, had African ancestry through the Portuguese royal family. If true, it would have been passed on to her own descendant, Queen Victoria.

    Prince Harry, in particular, has been alert for racism in the discussion of his young family.

    In 2016, he took the unusual step of condemning British tabloids and social media commentators for the “racial undertones” and sexism of their coverage of Ms. Markle. Last year, the right-wing U.K. Independence Party ousted its leader after it was reported that his girlfriend had used racist language to deride the future duchess.

    The duchess, the daughter of a white man and a black woman, has sidestepped discussions of race in the months before and after her wedding.

    But as a young actress, she discussed it passionately. She described growing up in an overwhelmingly white neighborhood, where her mother was often mistaken for the nanny. As a seventh grader, she hesitated when she was asked to fill out a census form that identified her as either white or black.

    “There I was (my curly hair, my freckled face, my pale skin, my mixed race) looking down at these boxes, not wanting to mess up, but not knowing what to do,” she wrote in an essay for Elle Magazine published in 2015.

    When her teacher told her to check “Caucasian” because that was “how she looked,” she refused.

    “I left my identity blank — a question mark, an absolute incomplete — much like how I felt,” she wrote. Her father advised her, “If that happens again, you draw your own box.”

    As the duchess’s due date approached, some Britons voiced concerns about the conversation around the child’s race.

    “Colorism is definitely a huge thing, and I think that links into it, because if the child does come out darker skinned, then you know that’s going to make the news — and not for a good reason,” Tanya Compas, a youth worker, told the BBC’s “Woman’s Hour” program when the pregnancy was announced.

    Kehinde Andrews, a professor of black studies at Birmingham City University, said most Britons would carefully sidestep the topic.

    “It’s awkward, it’s uncomfortable, it brings up conversations about race and about slavery; and everyone wants to avoid it,” he said. “British media, and British people generally, just don’t like talking about race.”

    This, he said, is in contrast to the United States, where slavery was an immediate physical reality. Britons, he said, whose own ancestors benefited from plantations in the Caribbean, “see slavery as something distant, both time-wise and, more importantly, geographically distant.”

    Journalists have bridled at charges that their coverage of the royal family has been tainted by racism, pointing out that British news outlets have always been free to criticize the royals, whose luxurious lifestyle is supported by public funds.

    Among the sore points this year was the baby shower hosted by celebrity friends of the duchess in New York, a privately financed event that was said to cost 330,000 pounds, or more than $430,000.

    “The clash comes when a free-spending American TV celebrity, the independent Ms. Markle, becomes the British queen’s granddaughter-in-law and joins soberer ornaments on the cracked marble mantelpiece of ancient royalty,” the journalist Libby Purves wrote in February in a column for The Times of London.

    The Sussexes, in short, have become another front in the British culture wars, like the vegan sausage roll, or Brexit. The tabloids have pounced: Prince Harry is making a television series on mental health with (gasp) Oprah Winfrey! The duchess keeps hugging members of the public! They may choose an American nanny! Baby Sussex may not attend Eton!

    Last fall, the couple announced they would move out of Kensington Palace, in central London, and take up residence about 25 miles west of the British capital in newly refurbished quarters: Frogmore Cottage, near Windsor Castle. There have been rumors that the couple could be dispatched in the next few years on an extended tour of Africa, where 19 nations, mostly former colonies, are members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

    Those moves appeared to hint of a rift between Harry and his brother, William, observers said, but no concrete evidence has surfaced.

    In April, the couple rolled out their own Instagram account, @sussexroyal, which has since been examined minutely for clues to the baby’s arrival.

    The duchess hinted of her hopes for her child when speaking on a panel for International Women’s Day in March, saying she expects it to be a feminist.

    Citing a phrase she had seen in a documentary about “the embryonic kicking of feminism” during pregnancy, she said, “I loved that, so boy or girl, whatever it is, we hope that that’s the case with our little bump.”
    no pix of the Royal Baby yet, but here's a pix of the town crier making the announcement.


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    Update: the new royal baby's name is Archie!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...D=ansmsnnews11
    The royal baby name is revealed

    London -- The waiting game is over. Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have named their first child, a son born on Monday, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The royal couple made the announcement Wednesday via their official Instagram account, ending several days of feverish speculation about the baby's name.

    The announcement came with a black and white photo showing Queen Elizabeth II meeting her new grandson.



    Archie became the 7th in line to the British throne the instant he was born, but he won't be called "his royal highness," as the rules around the granting of royal titles were tightened up about 100 years ago.

    Britain's booming betting business had shown before Wednesday's announcement that a lot of punters expected the new baby to be named Alexander, Arthur, Philip or a handful of other go-to historical British royal names.

    Meeting the royal baby
    Earlier on Wednesday Harry and Meghan introduced their son to the world in a highly-orchestrated photo opportunity at Windsor Castle, but they declined at the time to give his name.

    Meghan, who appeared happy and healthy, said her son had "been a dream" and has the "sweetest temperament, he's really calm." The new-born slept right through his first media encounter.

    "It's magic, it's pretty amazing, and I have the two best guys in the world, so I'm really happy," she said during her son's first brief encounter with a television camera.

    "His looks are changing every single day," Harry noted. "Parenting is amazing. It's only been, what, two and a half days, three days, but we're just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy, and to be able to spend some special time with him as he slowly starts to grow up."

    "He's already got a little bit of facial hair as well," the bearded prince joked.

    Harry and Meghan thanked the public for their well-wishes before they left the camera position, Harry cradling their son in his arms and Meghan resting her arm around his shoulders.

    Queen Elizabeth II was expected to meet her new great-grandson -- her eighth great-grandchild and now the 7th in line to the British throne -- and his parents later on Wednesday.

    The royal birth
    Meghan gave birth to the couple's first child at 5:26 a.m. local time on Monday. He weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces, and Harry said on the day that both mom and baby were doing well.

    Meghan had hoped and planned for a home birth, but it has been widely reported -- though not yet confirmed by the palace -- that in the end the royal couple welcomed their first child into the world in a London hospital. Many newspapers and royal observers have said Meghan gave birth at London's Portland Hospital for Women and Children, an exclusive private facility in the heart of the British capital. Buckingham Palace has issued no statement on the reports, but has not refuted them. On Monday, new dad Prince Harry beamed as he announced his son's birth.

    "I am so incredibly proud of my wife, and as every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to die for, so I am just over the moon," Harry told reporters. "Thank you very much guys. Thank you."

    Royal reporter Roya Nikkah said this royal baby was always going to be unlike any other. "We now have the first British-American prince born into the royal family, that's a landmark moment," she said. "I suppose it shows how... international and diverse we are as a society."

    Edit: also on behalf of Mason, i am issuing myself double yellows for the 2 previous posts even tho this great news is bamp worthy.
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