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#RoyalWedding: Princess Eugenie chose Great Gatsby passage for second reading
People ^ | Oct 11 2018 | Erin Hill

Posted on 10/12/2018 3:55:27 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege

In addition to serving as her sister’s maid of honor on her wedding day, Princess Beatrice will also give a special reading during Princess Eugenie‘s royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday

After Jack’s cousin, Charles Brooksbank, finishes his reading — taken from St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians — Beatrice will stand before the gathered wedding guests at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle to read a passage from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

“He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.

“Precisely at that point it vanished — and I was looking at an elegant young rough-neck, a year or two over thirty, whose elaborate formality of speech just missed being absurd. Some time before he introduced himself I’d got a strong impression that he was picking his words with care.”

The quotation actually mirrors the royal’s own sentiments about her future husband. Just as Gatsby has the ability to make people feel important, Eugenie says Jack embodies that same quality.

(Excerpt) Read more at people.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: fitzgerald; greatgatsby; princesseugenie; royals; royalwedding; weddingbells
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'Eternal reassurance' - The priest at the wedding of course, tied the passage back to Jesus Christ.

(Dress below by Peter Piloto and Chrisopher de Vos) It is apparently designed to purposely show her scars from the spinal surgery she had when she was young.


1 posted on 10/12/2018 3:55:27 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Jay Gatsby was a swindler and perhaps a sociopath. I hope this is not Princes Eugenie’s sixth sense giving her a clue about her new husband.

I don’t particularly care for the dress, but it’s a thousand percent more tasteful and young Barbara Bush’s.


2 posted on 10/12/2018 4:08:17 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege; Salvation; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; ...
I would say this reading belongs at a wedding reception not in the Mass.

You DON’T fool with the Mass.

3 posted on 10/12/2018 4:23:27 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

The bride looks the best she’s ever looked, but the dress is boring, not very modern. No veil? She doesn’t look like a bride.

No Camilla? Supposedly in Scotland. She couldn’t reschedule? I think she’s avoiding Prince Andrew, who supposedly thinks she’s trash.


4 posted on 10/12/2018 4:27:21 AM PDT by ZagFan
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To: ZagFan

I agree with you. Surely Camilla could have rearranged for the wedding.Something’s up, there.

On the other hand, 97 year old Prince Philip loathes the bride’s mother with the heat of a thousand suns, and he turned up.


5 posted on 10/12/2018 4:29:37 AM PDT by Savrola
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Not Fergie's best look.
6 posted on 10/12/2018 4:32:23 AM PDT by ZagFan
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To: Pontiac

NOT A MASS!! This is the Anglican Church!


7 posted on 10/12/2018 4:35:58 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ZagFan

No, not flattering at all. She looks disheveled. You’d think people with all the money in the world could buy clothes that fit.


8 posted on 10/12/2018 4:40:51 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Beautiful dress. (Jack sounds a bit like a con artist)


9 posted on 10/12/2018 4:40:59 AM PDT by hoosiermama (When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.DJT)
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To: ZagFan

Gingers should never green. But it nicely shows off her pushin’ cushion...just sayin’...


10 posted on 10/12/2018 4:56:57 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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I thought green was supposed to be the best color for gingers?


11 posted on 10/12/2018 4:57:46 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Ann Archy

OKAY, so it’s an Anglican Mass

Anglican Priest can convert to Catholic faith and be ordained.

Anglicans follow the order of the Mass.

The ordination of married former protestant clergy began under Pope Pius XII.

He at least did not find the Anglican Mass totally alien.


12 posted on 10/12/2018 5:02:29 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

She looked exquisite and she looked happy. I wish her all the best.


13 posted on 10/12/2018 5:20:21 AM PDT by heylady
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To: Pontiac

Thankfully this was not a Catholic wedding mass.


14 posted on 10/12/2018 5:34:11 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: Pontiac

There is if I am not mistaken, a Anglican Use Rite now called St. Peter’s.


15 posted on 10/12/2018 5:38:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: Pontiac

I thought under Pope Benedict XVI, Emeritus?


16 posted on 10/12/2018 5:40:31 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“I thought green was supposed to be the best color for gingers?”

Maybe so - I’m no fashion maven, just an opinion as I’ve never seen a ginger look good in green. Could be another shade would work better for her.


17 posted on 10/12/2018 5:50:39 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

It is.


18 posted on 10/12/2018 5:53:56 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: T-Bird45

19 posted on 10/12/2018 5:55:28 AM PDT by Covenantor (Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern. " Chesterton)
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To: Tax-chick

She and her sister always look disheveled and frumpy. Fergie looked just fine. The Brits really need to get over their love of goofy hats.

Her gown was too plain but fit her much better than Meghan’s potato sack did.

The Gatsby reading? I - don’t - think - so. Jay was nothing to look up to or want in your life.


20 posted on 10/12/2018 6:04:17 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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