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'I am so happy...' Some thoughts on Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the next incarnation of Wills and his Kate.

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  • 1. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  • 2. Preface / IntroductionThe LAST Time I Made This OFFER I was BURIED in calls so I am limiting this to the NEXT 5PEOPLE ONLY CALL ME NOW - dont miss out! CALL ME NOW for your FREE Internetmarketing consultation. $100 value. Let an expert show you RIGHT NOW how to profit onlineevery single day without leaving home. CALL ME -- Elizabeth English -- NOW, (315) 668-1591.LIVE 24/7/365. YOUR SUCCESS GUARANTEED. Im waiting for your call RIGHT NOW! Skype- lizenglish18 24/7 SupportI am so happy... Some thoughts on Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,the next incarnation of Wills and his Kate.
  • 3. Table of Contents1. For royal wedding guests of Prince William and his Kate, April 29, 2011 a list of does and donts,especially the latter.2. I am so happy... Some thoughts on Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess ofCambridge, the next incarnation of Wills and his Kate.3. I enjoy being a girl, as Britain and its Commonwealth abolish royal male precedence.
  • 4. The Duke and Duchess of CambridgeFor royal wedding guests of Prince William and his Kate,April 29, 2011 a list of does and donts, especially the latter.by Dr. Jeffrey LantBy now I am sure you are aware that April 29, 2011 is a very special day in the prodigious annals ofthe British monarchy. H.R.H. Prince William, white hope of the dynasty, marries his Kate... and hisgrandmama The Sovereign is adamant that all be done just so -- or else.Sadly, you have not been invited. Admittedly it is abashing, even humiliating. But you will be gladto know that the lot of the those precious few invited is not a bed of roses. The empire on which thesun never set is history, but protocol, the right thing done in the right way, is very much alive chezWindsor.Lets take a look.The Windsors are nothing if not keen on pageants that are meticulously planned and flawlesslycarried out. They know that it was not always thus in royal ceremonial. One way they know this wasby careful scrutiny of my first book "Insubstantial Pageant: Ceremony and Confusion at QueenVictorias Court". (1979). I was the first American ever granted access to the Royal Archives atWindsor Castle... and it was part of the deal that The Queen and Prince Charles get advance copies toincrease their knowledge of the hopeless mismanagement of ceremonies by their regal ancestors.Confusions, muddles, and disorganizations were the order of the day. It was supremely frustrating,irritating, and inexcusable that the English made so many mistakes, even lethal, in presenting themonarchy to the nation. Ceremonies of the highest significance and importance -- coronations even-- were so lamentably organized and delivered that the English monarchy became a byword forineptitude.We owe improvement to Prince Albert.Queen Victoria, only 18 when she ascended the throne in 1837 had far better things to do than worryabout ceremonial derelictions. For openers she was free of the heavy thrall of the Duchess of Kent,her mother; perhaps the ultimate controlling Stage Mother of all time. The first thing the new queendid was order her bed to be taken out of the bedroom she had shared all her life with her mother...then order dinner to be served to her alone, the first time that had ever happened. She was free, freeat last! She was queen, her every wish a command instantly carried out. A few glaring mistakes incourt ceremonial counted for nothing.But the German princeling she married, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was very, verydifferent. The insidious culture of royal errors and tolerance for same made him nervous, dyspeptic,and determined to apply Teutonic efficiency to the problem. He fumed, he fretted, he even wept atthe minuscule progress. But there was progress. Just not enough of it.As the grasping English built the largest empire ever assembled on this planet, their royal pageantscontinued to be notable for all the wrong reasons: they were lackadaisical about the protocol thatconsumed other royal houses; thereby causing endless hurt feelings. Their planning was always ofthe too little, too late variety. And like clockwork, security arrangements were so lax that everyceremony produced a bumper crop of dead, the victims of English inability to get it right... andwithout fatalities.All this is no doubt known to Elizabeth II and the princes of her house and their constant motto is"Never again!" Thus, they are fastidious in the business of Getting It Right. When the English were agreat nation, the sovereigns themselves were scarcely punctilious about such matters; but with onlyhttp://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 4 of 12
  • 5. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridgethe shadow of empire remaining, they are all adamant that the royal ceremonies, in which they soprominently feature, be the very essence of polished perfection.Hence the list of dos and donts now circulating amongst the honored guests, be they princes of theblood royal or (that democratic touch the royals are close to perfecting) personnel from the variouscharities patronized by the bride and groom. In Windsor eyes there is really no difference betweenthem. For them there are, after all, only two ranks: Sovereign... and the rest.Now to the various admonitions, politely phrased of course as suggestions, recommendations. Butthey are in fact royal commands and must be treated as such.1) Dont give the queen a friendly hug. Michelle Obama, First Lady of these United States didsomething akin to that and the royal reaction was a tad below frosty.2) Dont tweet. You are attending an historic event. Curtail all distractions.3) Be on time. On this of all days, there is no such thing as fashionably late, even by a minute. TheQueen is the last person to take her place; to upstage her is lese majeste, intolerable.4) Ladies, select an outfit that blends in. You should wear a dress -- not too short, not too skimpy,and certainly not white. Most British women will complete the unmistakable (rather frumpy) lookthat screams "Were English!" with a hat or a fascinator -- a small feathered or jewelled hairpieceattached to a clip or a comb.More politely disguised commands.5) Leave your cellphone in the car. No one wants your ring tone to the tune of "The Stripper" to bepart of the record.6) Make sure you have all necessary medications with you. You need to know that no one,absolutely no one, will facilitate your egress to get them... and you will not be allowed to returneither.7) Visit the facilities as often as necessary to ensure bladder control. This means limiting liquids, justas youd do for a colonoscopy, a not inapt comparison. (Avoid the solution adopted by one ceremonyattending gent. He brought a soft drink bottle and used it like a chamber pot. The name of theperpetrator and the incident itself was immediately classified.)"I didnt really want to go anyway."Upon reading these guidelines and rules, you may say, and actually believe, that you didnt reallywant to go to this critical event of "Rule Britannia."But were kidding ourselves, arent we? For the chance to see Prince William and be able to tell yournon-invited neighbor that hes taller than he looks on telly is just too good to pass up. Not to mentionthe bride, and wasnt she lovely?Indeed, to secure lifetime bragging rights because we were well and truly invited, wed all, ifordered, go naked with a full body search to boot. Honi soit qui mal y pense.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 5 of 12
  • 6. The Duke and Duchess of CambridgeI am so happy... Some thoughts on Their Royal HighnessesThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the next incarnation ofWills and his Kate.by Dr. Jeffrey LantAuthors Note. To get into the right and proper mood for this article, search any search engine for SirWilliam Waltons resounding "Crown Imperial." This was the music Their Royal Highnesses heardas they walked the Westminster Abbey red carpet to their future subjects, the cynosure of every eye.Walton was the perfect choice... youll see.The State Landau, smart and polished had just driven up to the gate where the newly minted, newlymarried Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were waiting. The woman who started the day as KateMiddleton, turned to her new husband and said the magic words, so telling because we all felt thesentiment before she even uttered it. "I am so happy," she whispered to her prince, truly charmingand a bit abashed by his position this day and perhaps thinking, "Waiting was worth it. I am trulymarrying the woman I adore... and everyone is so glad about it. And I do believe she loves me formyself."The pageantry and ceremony in general.In the 19th century, the British and their monarchy were a byword for sloppy, disorganized, andoften dangerous royal ceremonies. The person who was most instrumental in changing matters wasQueen Victorias "beautiful" (her word) hunk the German princeling Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.From his time at Court in the mid-1800s things got better, slowly but surely, as I detail in my book"Insubstantial Pageant: Ceremony and Confusion at Queen Victorias Court (1979). By the early 20thcentury the overall reality of ceremonial muddle had been replaced by a professional approach toshowcasing the monarch to his people. The British are now justly renowned worldwide for theflawless pageants that punctuate each sovereigns reign and present him to his subjects and the worldjust the way he wishes.The now traditional and punctilious pageantry we expect was very much on display on Friday, April29, 2011. It was a joy to watch the aspects emerge... particularly given the fact that this eventoperated under peculiar circumstances... the inevitable, could-never-be-avoided comparisons to thepageantry and circumstances of the marriage 30 years before between Prince Charles, Prince ofWales and Lady Diana Spencer. The marriage and ceremonial arrangements of Diana, Princess ofWales elder son and his beautiful Kate had to be considered carefully so that all of the inevitablecomparisons tilted in favor of the soon-to-be Cambridges... as they most surely did.Princess Dianas marriage to the heir to "this throne of kings, this England", Prince Charles was anaffair of the highest state; after all the groom was the heir to the imperium. In retrospect, whatseemed so beguiling at the time appears as more an event than a marriage. Splendor (and perfectcoordination) was there... love and affection were not. It was an omen for the tragedy whichfollowed, besmirching the reputation of Prince Charles and ending in Princess Dianas sad demise.Both of Princess Dianas sons, groom Prince William and justly concerned younger son PrinceHarry were clear on what they wanted... a real marriage, a real wedding, true and heartfelt feelingsall round.There is no question but that they got what they wanted... which was a decided relief to the Britishnation and its Commonwealth... and its Queen, Elizabeth II, who arrived back at BuckinghamPalace after the marriage ceremony and proclaimed the days events "amazing." And so they were...http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 6 of 12
  • 7. The Duke and Duchess of CambridgeThe Married Couple.After the cynical, loveless marriage of the grooms mother Princess Diana, the nation and bodylanguage experts were on the qui vive for "the truth" about this couple, their wedding, and whether itconfirmed (or challenged) the good feelings they had about Wills and Kate, and their pivotal role inestablishing just the right reality (not merely image) that will allow the monarchy to flourish after themany crises of the current Royal Family, particularly the much married, much divorced children ofQueen Elizabeth, a tawdry, shopworn crew.April 29th delivered what everyone wanted: a grounded, affectionate, sincerely attached couple,people who are what they seemed to be, not a scandal waiting to happen.Kates gown was the first clue. Lady Dianas overdone gown made her look like a confectionersbride. Whos idea was the taffeta anyway? But Kate, chic Kate, delivered exactly what one wouldhave wanted for ones own family wedding: a form-fitting dress that breathed classic good taste,undeniable (though understated) elegance. It is the dress of a lady of taste, breeding, goodjudgement, and, so very visible, care, every one a desirable trait for her future job asone-who-may-be Queen Consort.The little clues so beloved of commentators and would-be cognoscenti began to stack up:* The interaction between Princes William and Harry indicated just how close they are; they neededto be given the scandal and tragedy of their parents relations. Harry, for all that hes a knownwise-acre, will be lonely now; Wills has other things to do which, even with the best will on earth,will limit time with Harry.* The way he looked at his bride for the first time in her riveting marriage attire... and said, quitesimply, "You look so beautiful." And so she did... and what every bride longs to hear, thecompliment based on affection, awe, and a dawning awareness that he is really getting married, andto the person he has always wanted.* The body language. As all the world knows, these two people took some eight years to getacquainted, know each other, argue and make up with each other, and love each other. The time theywisely took enabled them to become and be a couple, then yesterday, a married couple. They movetogether well; I was interested to see how they left the Abbey, hand in hand, the new Duke ofCambridge putting down the heel of one shoe on the toe of the other, so as not to hurry his duchess inher gown and (not too long) train.Mad for Kate.I have long been a Kate Middleton admirer; I thought she had just the right traits of heart and mindto be a truly helpful, loving partner to her prince, the better enabling him to do the important work hemust do to transform and improve the monarchy in a world of relentless change. After yesterday, myalready substantial admiration has substantially increased. She played her part faultlessly and, morethan that, with her new husbands complete concurrence they turned their marriage from an event ofmonarchy and nation into a true wedding, dedicated to each other and their friends and family,including their great nation.Everything was done well, thus delivering just what everyone wanted: two deeply devoted peoplewith a great task, historic task before them, ready now together ready to do the best we well knowthem capable of.And so the newest Royal Duke is now His Royal Highness of Cambridge, the old shire, not theUniversity and Kate gets what the Duchess of Windsor could only long for, the coveted letters HRH.True, of the many new Royal Dukes of Cambridge since the 17th century, not one has been notablehttp://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 7 of 12
  • 8. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridgefor anything other than his capacity for strong drink and wrong women and oodles of FitzCambridgechildren, royal byblows. Queen Victoria always had trouble with the Cambridges of her day, butfrom these self-same Cambridges came a pillar of the dynasty. That pillar was Queen Mary,Elizabeth IIs dutiful, God fearing, monarchy reverencing grandmother... may our new duchess findsuch traits in herself. God Save the Queen (to be) and may she remain happy and glorious!http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 8 of 12
  • 9. The Duke and Duchess of CambridgeI enjoy being a girl, as Britain and its Commonwealthabolish royal male precedence.By Dr. Jeffrey LantAuthors program note. So, at last it came, after a thousand long years, then as swift as lightning...girl royals are now equals of boy royals, by parliamentary fiat and the Queens own signature . Andall the Founding Mothers of Womens Rights and Feminism are cock-a-hoop, equality in alloccupations -- even the most august -- having always been their goal.For such an epochal event, there must be music, bright, uplifting, girlish music, and so I haveselected that curvaceous tune "I enjoy being a girl" from Rodger and Hammersteins hit "FlowerDrum Song" (1958). The only person who may be unhappy hearing it will be the first affectedBritish prince... and he isnt even born yet.Now thanks to the omniscient information services provided exclusively to only the best ofcommentators (ahem!), I am about to reveal to you the transcript of the critical interview betweenHM The Queen, HRH The Prince Charles The Prince of Wales; HRH The Prince Philip The Duke ofEdinburgh, and Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Windsor Castle ona day not too long ago:The Queen: "Well, what weve always expected has at last been proposed. The Prime Minister hasadvised and the Cabinet has approved that princesses should now be the equal of princes in allmatters, including The Succession. I have called this meeting of The Firm to discuss our options."Prince Charles: "Queen Victoria would not have been amused, maam."The Queen: "Or Queen Mary either."Duke of Cambridge: "But we must move with the times, dear grandmama."And upon hearing this the Queen gave an audible sigh... speaking thus with weariness andresignation:"Every one of my Prime Ministers, starting with my first, dear Winnie, has been so advising me for60 years now... and where has it gotten the Windsors... or the nation?"" Give up the Empire, Your Majesty, they said, "And so, being only a young girl, though asovereign queen, I did."" Give up the right to veto legislation. And, being a constitutional monarch I did, thereby affixingmy signature while holding my nose to even the most daft and ludicrous ideas."" Make such and such a one a baron...such and such a one an earl... and distribute knighthoods to alland sundry; and I did this, too, giving honors to those completely without scruples, much lesshonor... and I felt queenship to be a deception... yet I did all this and more for the dwindling cause ofroyalty.""Yes, I did all this, and much more.""I was advised to give up the Royal car on the railroads... to give up the Royal yacht which madesuch a grand impression on politicians and especially their star-struck wives... then I gave up theRoyal plane... and slashed the number of carriages... and the footmen and, and, and..."And here Majesty took a moment to brace herself.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 9 of 12
  • 10. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge"And now I hear, dear Charles, that you wish to pull down Buckingham Palace and turn it intoluxury flats. Can this, too, be true?"...Prince Charles: "You have often called it a white elephant yourself, dear mama."The Queen rises, and speaks not so much to the living princes before her but to her princelypredecessors, the Plantagenets, the Stuarts, the Hanoverians, the latter day princes of Saxe-Coburgand, as last, her relatives of Windsor... and suddenly there is profound silence in this chamber hungwith red brocade, gilded with gold, and graced by majesty."Have I kept faith with you, my ancestors... have I kept faith with you, England? Have I done whatyou wished... even when I thought better of it... have I stood before the nation at all times, in allseasons, in all situations, proud to be the queen of such a people and the worthy descendant of suchprinces as you were? Have I been a sovereign of nobility... of wisdom... of magnanimity... of grace...of cool reflection and of courage?"And here she moved about the room, touching each picture with gentleness as if she were caressinga beloved relative, seen again with love, respect, and deep compassion.There was no sound in the room... but each person in that room was touched to the very core of theirbeing. For they were all, each of them, threads in the royal skein of England... and if they neverknew it before, they truly knew it now.Prince William, the white hope of the dynasty, graced with kindness and empathy, saw the Queenwas tired now, leapt up to take her arm and kiss her cheek, for he was in himself a man ofreconciliation and knew by instinct just when to move and what to do."We love you so, dear grandmama," and a tear came to them both.And then Prince Philip jarred the atmosphere, as he had been doing for 60 years, "Oh, thats all verywell, but whats to be done? This is no time to play the tragedy queen, you know." And so they gotdown to the business at hand, the business of managing the greatest constitutional monarchy onearth, giving up as little as possible, keeping as much, for this constant nibbling, they knew, wouldnever stop.Was the government determined on the matter? "Of course," said the Queen, "for Conservatives arealways the most revolutionary."Have all the 16 Commonwealth nations been consulted? "Yes, and already they have all signifiedtheir acceptance."And what about the prohibition on a sovereign being Roman Catholic? "That will remain in place fornow, not even the greatest levelers in the land are prepared to open this Pandoras box in the face ofall the current scandals, sexual and otherwise, at the feet of the Bishop of Rome."At last the details having been canvassed and thoroughly vetted, the discussion waned. All had hadtheir say but one, HRH of Cambridge, once Kate Middleton. "Have you anything you wish to say,my dear? Perhaps you prefer to watch, having been one of us for such a short time?"But Kate of Cambridge did have something to say, and she took her line from Portia in "TheMerchant of Venice.""Your Majesty, dear grandmama," she said..."The quality of mercy is not strained..."And the Queen knew the rest and thought the words in her mind as the duchess spoke them...http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 10 of 12
  • 11. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge"It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth himthat gives and him that takes. Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch betterthan his crown. His scepter shows the force of temporal power, The attribute of awe and majesty,Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings. But mercy is above this sceptered sway; It is enthronedin the hearts of kings; It is an attribute of God himself, And earthly power doth then show like GodsWhen mercy seasons justice."Your Majesty achieved the crown not because you were the oldest but because you had no brother.Any brother, of whatever age, would have removed you from the succession and unjustly, too. Withthis act, you would have achieved the crown by right and equity. And consider this: no mother, noteven a queen, should be forced because of the gender of a child to love a girl less than a boy. Andtherefore I urge you to see this bill as a matter of fairness and love, and of mercy for a mother, not ofloss and diminution. It is not like giving up a plane or boat for this is a matter of fundamental rightand profound human need. This is something we must do, not because we are forced, but because webelieve that this is right, for us and for all people."And the Queen knew she had heard more than truth from her grand daughter... she had heard theheart and the humanity of a queen. And so she, in recognition, ordered lavish Christmas revels atWindsor, in honor of Duchess Kate and her unborn child, girl or boy, Heir of England... all liberallydone and paid for from the privy purse, without demur.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 11 of 12
  • 12. The Duke and Duchess of CambridgeResourceAbout the Author Harvard-educated Dr. Jeffrey Lant is CEO of Worldprofit, Inc., providing a widerange of online services for small and-home based businesses. Dr. Lant is also an authority expert onthe royal family and author of 18 best-selling books.Republished with authors permission by Elizabeth English http://LizsWorldprofit.com.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 12 of 12