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« on: April 09, 2011, 05:41:33 PM »

We will have here royal wedding invitation cards. I wish happy posting here from Pippi of Awards.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 05:46:41 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 05:51:00 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 06:33:12 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 07:01:42 PM »

For Felipe and Letizia's wedding three invitations were sent:

To the actual wedding:



To the lunch at the Royal Palace:


Participation of Letizia's parents:


The invitations for the Infantas weddings were also three.
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 06:22:52 PM »

Somewhat of a strange question, but I'm not sure where else to post it.

Are place cards used at royal wedding banquets?
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 09:33:47 PM »

There is probably a list of who goes in first and so on, and as guests are shown to their table maybe only the person shown them has a list and seats them accordingly?
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 09:41:54 PM »

IA with tigerben, probably the protocol unit of each court "sits" each royal and guest. I've never seen a place card in a royal dinner or lunch (weddings, birthdays, state dinners, official lunches...)
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 07:38:00 PM »

Thanks for the input, Clara and Tigerben.  Star
I'd never seen a place card either; the closest I found was the seating chart at Elizabeth II's wedding. This is the kind of detail that matters to me (I'm working on a piece about a fictitious royal family) but is so hard to nail down. Given the ratio of staff to guests, it makes sense they would be shown to their seats.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 08:05:45 PM »

IA with tigerben, probably the protocol unit of each court "sits" each royal and guest. I've never seen a place card in a royal dinner or lunch (weddings, birthdays, state dinners, official lunches...)

This one seems like Victoria is looking for her seat. But I'm not sure about whether it's a place card or a number...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy57ACh27sA


A Nobel Prize place setting, with guest's name on a card:
http://www.flickr.com/pho...etsythedevine/2102169974/

(also they get a map!)
An article from year 1992.
http://articles.dailypres...foundation-alfred-nobel/2
"The ceremony was followed by the Noble banquet, a royal feast for over 1,300 people at the Stadhuset, Stockholm's cavernous City Hall. A small booklet that included a map of the tables was published to help guests find their seats at one of the 66 tables."

Another Nobel Prize setting, this time for the student's table (name tag anonymized).
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/...5_Wiki+photo_08-31-11.jpg
info: http://raininlafayette.bl...bel-when-i-saw-photo.html
So I guess they put the place name on the glass first?


In the White House, hosted by the Prez., they do have it though:
(from Charles & Camilla's visit)
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/...0978448_gallery_table.jpg
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4401338.stm


The banquet room @ Buckingham Palace:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Na-qNt5uI
setup as though to do a State Banquet. I guess the tall sticks next to each plate is for the place card?


The following clip is of a dinner held by the Queen, but at the British Embassy in the US. One of the secretaries quipped that the Queen wouldn't need a place card, because she'll be shown her seat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwvXA3vXSjc


So I wonder if the place cards are just for guests? Because other than the Queen (QEII) the others still need to find their own places? (like QMII's banquet, where it seems Victoria & Willem-Alexander had to look closely to find their seat? Or are they just admiring the napkin folding? I doubt it, Vickan looks happy to have "discovered" her seat).


And what puzzles me is this throwaway line about the Nobel Banquet:
"It is interesting to note that Sweden is the only country that uses a particular place setting for events that include the royal family."
Is it just in reference to the configuration of the tableware (setting instead of the card?)
http://www.stockholmmuseu...wedish-table-linen168.htm.
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 10:09:31 PM »

This looks like a placecard.

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 10:26:58 PM »


And what puzzles me is this throwaway line about the Nobel Banquet:
"It is interesting to note that Sweden is the only country that uses a particular place setting for events that include the royal family."
Is it just in reference to the configuration of the tableware (setting instead of the card?)
http://www.stockholmmuseu...wedish-table-linen168.htm.

I think he means the specific linens.

Thanks for posting these links. The joke the Queen cracked in the one about 1776 was priceless.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2013, 06:09:20 AM »

I was thinking more the dishes. My Aunt once said she got china for her wedding but it was so expensive, it was only to be taken out if the queen of england came over for dinner. Perhaps they have special china for events that are hosted by or the royal family are guests of.
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2013, 06:28:22 AM »

I was thinking more the dishes. My Aunt once said she got china for her wedding but it was so expensive, it was only to be taken out if the queen of england came over for dinner. Perhaps they have special china for events that are hosted by or the royal family are guests of.

Not sure if this is related, but the plates thread on the other sub-board has the different Services used by royal houses for various purposes (state visit, personal service, etc). Smiley
http://royaldish.com/index.php?topic=12157.0

it's not complete yet though. The Russians by far have the most impressive in terms of design and whatnots. I guess the plates need to be as magnificent as the rooms they're presented in.
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2013, 12:44:42 PM »

Thanks debby  Thumb up Star

This looks like a placecard.



That's definitely a placecard!   Star
(And I cropped that picture before posting it here back then, how closely do I look at the photos I post  Whistle )

In my defence, I've never seen a placecard at the Spanish events  Whistle Wink (until someone posts a photo here  Tongue )

In this video they show how the table is set and the beginning of the lunch offered to Dilma Rousseff in November, I can't see any placecards (unless the names are printed on the menus), maybe they show a seat chart to the guests before?

http://www.youtube.com/wa...ch?v=PuQe0c9k6cs#t=15m08s
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