ROYAL WEDDING: NEW YORK STYLE

As the royal wedding quickly approaches, we’ll be celebrating the forthcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with a decidedly New York twist.

Aired May 16, 2018.

 

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> THE ROYAL WEDDING WATCH IS ON.

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRAVEL TO ENGLAND TO CELEBRATE THE NUPTIALS IN TRUE BRITISH STYLE.

WE INVITE TO YOU WATCH OUR CONTINUING SPECIAL NIGHTLY COVERAGE OF THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCE HARIR WALES AND TO MEGHA MARKLE.

YOU CAN ALSO GETTY YOUR DOSE OF ALL THINGS AT 'DOWNTON ABBEY' THE EXHIBITION.

THEN THERE YOU CAN DISCOVER HOW SIMILAR THE CROWLEYS ARE TO THE MOUNT BATON WINDSERS.

LOOK AT THE EXHIBIT AND WHAT AMERICAN BORN MEGHAN MARKLE BECOMES WHAT INSIDERS SAY WILL BE THE FIRST DUCHESS OF SUFFICIENT OKAYS.

OUR GUIDE MIKA MEYER AND ANN CHERTOFF SFL JUST LIKE THE WEDDING OF DOWNTOWNEN WE SEE THE SIMILARITIES WITH THE WE HAD OENGA MAY 19th.

ALL MEMBERS OF SOCIETY, VERY ARREST O KRATIC IN INVITATION.

PEOPLE OF TITLE.

YOU WILL SEE THE MISSOURI MOST IMPORTANT VIPs AT THE FRONT AND THEN TRICKLE DOWN OPINION A LOT OF SIMILARITIES NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED EVEN THOUGH SO MUCH HAS AT THE SAME TIME.

THE BRITISH PLACE SETTING BACK THEN IS THE SAME AS IT IS NOW IN FORMAL DINING.

SO IT'S QUITE EXCITING THAT EVERYTHING YOU SEE HERE IS REALLY WHAT YOU'LL BE SEEING IF YOU WERE TO BE INVITED TO THE PALACE.

JUST REMEMBER, WHEN YOU ARE SEATED AT A DINING TABLE ONE SHOULD PLACE THE NAPKIN ON THE LAP WITH THE FOLDED CREASE FACING YOU.

COMING FROM AN INFORMAL DINING SETTING IN AMERICA AND THEN PUT IN FRONT OF THIS PLATES SETTING BE, YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW OVERWHELMING THAT MIGHT FEEL.

WE SEE HER TAKE ON HER POSITION AND TITLE AND SHE IS KIND OF ABLE TO NAVIGATE THE TABLE BEAUTIFULLY JUST LIKE WE KNOW MEGHAN IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO.

WITH THE WEDDING YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN ON 'DOWNTON ABBEY.'

YOU HAVE THE DAUGHTERS WHERE FAMILY TIERA AND WHIL THEY DOESN'T HAVE A FAMILY TIERA SHE WILL BE ABLE TO BORROW WHICH IS WHAT SHE DID WITH KATE MIDDLETON WHEN SHE WAS MARRIED PRINCE WILLIAM.

THE GIRLS OF 'DOWNTON ABBEY' GOT MARRIED IN A CHURCH.

MEGHAN GETS MARRIED IN A CHURCH WHICH MEANS HER DRESS HAS SOME FORM OF COVERAGE, WHETHER HIGH NECKLINE OR LONG SLEEVES.

SO THERE IS SOME SIMILARITIES REGARDING THE TRADITIONS OF THE BIG DAY THAT WEAL SEE ON MAY 19th.

A LOT OF THE DRESSES THAT YOU SEE IN 'DOWNTON ABBEY' FOR THE WEDDING IN PARTICULAR WERE VERY MUCH OF THE TIMES.

THESE WERE WEALTHY PEOPLE.

WE SEE THE FASHION LOW HE SHOW IN LONDON THEY'D BE ABLE TO GO TO PARIS TO GET THE DRESSES.

WHAT THE COSTUME DESIGNERS DID FROM 'DOWNTON ABBEY' THEY TOOK THE HIGH END FASHION LOOKS THAT WERE TRADITIONAL AT THE TIME BUT FASHION FORWARD OF THE MOMENT 37 SO IN GREAT BRITAIN BEFORE EASTER YOU WEAR A DIFFERENT TYPE OF HAT THAN AFTER EASTER.

BEFORE EASTER YOU'VE GOT FABRICS.

AFTER EASTER STRAW.

WE EXPECT TO SEE A LOT OF THE SAME STRAW HATS BECAUSE IT'S POST EASTER.

WE SEE COLORS AND SHAPES.

AND FASCINATOR WITH HEAD BANDS WITH FLOWERS OR FABRICS.

BIG BRIM HATS IN CHURCH BLOCK VIEW AND YOU DON'T NEED TO BLOCK SUN IN THE CHURCH.

YOU DENT TAKE OFF THE HAT.

JUST LIKE WITH THE LADIES OF DOWNTOWNEN WHO KEEP ON THE HATS INSIDE THROUGHOUT THE CEREMONY THE SAME WOULD APPLY FORE MEGHAN MARKLE'S BIG DAY.

IT WILL BE A WILL LIKE A RAINBOW OF COLORS AND DESIGNS AND STYLES.

THERE WILL BE SOME REALLY BEAUTIFUL ONES.

JUST REMEMBER WHILE GENTLEMEN SHOULD REMOVE HATS LADIES DON'T NEED TO IF IT'S PART OF THE OUTFIT.

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A FORMAL TABLE SETTING WITH KORA WHEN SHE FIRST CAME SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN USED TO ONE MAYBE TWO MAYBE SIX COURSES BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SET VERY DIFFERENTLY THAN THIS TABLE THAT WE SEE HERE.

KORA AS AN AMERICAN JUST LIKE MEGHAN WOULDN'T KNOW THINGS LIKE PUDDING.

WE HAVE YORK SHIRE PUDDING HERE ON THE MEN U BUT A PUDDING IN THE UK IS A THE DESSERT.

THERE IS A LOT OF DIFFERENCE THAT IS MEGHAN IS GOING TO HAVE TO ADJUST TO.

AND EVEN THE WHICH SHE DINES.

HERE FOR THIS PLACE SITTING WE HAVE A SOUP.

AND THE SOUP IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND THE WAY THAT YOU EAT SOUP IS STILL THE SAME TODAY AS IT WAS DURING DOWNTOWNEN DAYS AND IT'S SCOOPING AWAY FROM YOU AND INTO YOUR MOUTH.

IN AMERICA WE SCOOP TOWARD OURSELVES AND YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN KORA HAVING TO DO EXACTLY THAT AS SHE LEARNED TO EAT IN THE BRITISH MANNER.

> IN THE UK WE HOLD CUTLERY DIFFERENTLY THAN IN THE U.S.

IN AMERICA WE CUT THEN WE PUT DOWN OUR KNIVES OFTEN AND THEN WE EAT WITH THE FORK WITH THE PRONGS UP.

BUT IN THE UK WE SEE KORA AND MEGHAN LEARNING THE BRITISH WHICH.

INDEX, WRAPPING AND TWIST AND PRONGS STAY DOWN.

IN YOU CAPTAIN REMEMBER TO WHERE TO PLACE THE ANGLES AND BREAD PLATE USE THE INDEX FINGER AND THUMB AND MAKE A LOWER CASE B FOR BREAD WITH YOUR LEFT-HAND AND A LOWER CASE D FOR DRINKS WITH YOUR RIGHT.

SO YOU'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE BREAD PLATE IS PLACED ON THE LEFT.

AND THE DRINKS ON THE RIGHT.

I ALSO THINK IT'S REALLY INTERESTING WHEN YOU LOOK AT EPISODES AT DO YOU WANTEN ABBY.

AT BREAKFAST KORA YOU IS HAVING BREAKFAST IN BED BECAUSE SHE IS MARRIED WHENEVER YOU SEE THE DIPPER SITTING THEY ARE ACROSS FROM EACH OTHER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TABLE WITH THE MOST VIP TO THE RIGHT.

THAT'S WHAT YOU WOULD SEE AT THE PALACE WHERE YOU WOULD HAVE THE LONG TABLES WHERE THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILLIP WOULD SIT ACROSS FROM EACH OTHER.

AND YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE CLASSES KIND OF MIMIC WHAT THE PALACE IS DOING.

AT THE WEDDING YOU SEE PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN SITTING NEXT TO EACH OTHER.

AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE POSSIBLY HIS BROTHER BEST MAN SITTING TO THE RIGHT OF HIM OR TO THE RIGHT OF HER.

IT'S THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE FOR ME WITH DINING THAT I'VE SEEN IN A LOT OF BRITISH SHOWS IS THAT AT THE END OF DINING IN AMERICA WE PUT OUR FORK AND KNIFE FACING THE 4:00 POSITION IN THE USK THEY PUT IT 6/12.

IN AMERICA 4:00 IN THE UK IT'S 12/6.

IF YOU ARE DRINKING CUP OF TEA.

THE SAUCER SHOULD RICE WITH YOU.

THE CUP'S HANDLE SHOULD FACE 3:00.

THE OTHER THING TO KNOW ABOUT ONE OF THE GLASSES AND HOW THEY HELD GLASSES BUT ALSO HOW THEY CHEERED.

SO IN 'DOWNTON ABBEY' YOU'LL NOTICE THAT THEY HAVE BEAUTIFUL CRYSTAL.

AND THEY WOULD NEVER WANT TO CHIP OR BREAK THE CRYSTAL.

SO THEY WOULD JUST RAISE AND THEN DRINK.

THEY WOULD NEVER CLING.

NO CLINGING.

NO CLINGING.

JUST RICE.

BRIDE AND GROOM.

BRIDE AND GROOM.

AND WE HEAR AT METROFOCUS WISH PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ALL THE BEST AS THEY START THEIR LIVES TOGETHER AS HUSBAND AND WHICH HAVE.

PBS ROYAL WEDDING WATCH WILL BE RUNNING THIS WEEK.

PLEASE CHECKLISTINGS FOSHAG AIRING AND STREAMING INFORMATION AND 'DOWNTON ABBEY' IS RUNNING NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3rd PL LOG ONTO THE WEBSITE AT METROFOCUS.ORG.

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