Frasermoo's wedding on CNN April 5, 2005 2:34 PM   Subscribe

Metafilterinos in the news. Remember when Frasermoo asked for help in dealing with the media about Prince Charles' wedding being so close with his own? With the pushback of the Royal wedding to ninety minutes before his own, Frasermoo and his lovely bride's ceremony received a mention on CNN.
posted by karmaville to MetaFilter-Related at 2:34 PM (65 comments total)

Man, that's gotta be weird.
posted by cmonkey at 2:44 PM on April 5, 2005

totally weird, but cool. Maybe the paparazzi will stick around, saving you photog costs? : >
posted by amberglow at 3:03 PM on April 5, 2005

CNN? Pish. The BBC is where it's at, particularly when FraserMoo is quoted:
Grace Beesley, 33, from Windsor, who is marrying Fraser Moores, 34, in the Guildhall at 1400 BST on Saturday, said she was "very excited" by the prospect of sharing her wedding day with Charles and Camilla.

The couple are scheduled to be the first married in the hall after the royal couple.

Miss Beesley said: "We won't have to make any changes to our wedding - the registrar rang us this morning and told us that - so it will just be another dimension to the day and a bit more exciting."

Mr Moores said he expected Windsor to be busier as a result of the postponement, but added: "I don't care - bombs could fall from the sky and I'm looking forward to still getting married."
posted by humuhumu at 3:10 PM on April 5, 2005

Whereupon, the british secret service took him into custody.
posted by crunchland at 3:26 PM on April 5, 2005

I was talking about this couple today. Someone I know was ranting about how Charles had obviously cleared the registrars for a week, it had been locked down, poor average citizens, blah blah. I had to set them straight cos I'd heard about this one guy on the internet...
posted by fire&wings at 3:31 PM on April 5, 2005

Heheh. Congrats again and good luck with the logistics, Frasermoo.
posted by scarabic at 3:50 PM on April 5, 2005

All brit Mefites have to crash the wedding--definitely! ; >
posted by amberglow at 3:51 PM on April 5, 2005

Cheers for the post karmaville!

It's all very mental.

Speech-bound now for 28 days..... *wink*

..and off to San Fran... and Vegas Baby! on Sunday for two glorious weeks with my luverly wife!

cheers everyone!

(i've been with MeFi longer than my missus..... :O)
posted by Frasermoo at 3:52 PM on April 5, 2005

Congratulations, Frasermoo!

If anyone happens to capture any digital of the royal couple (Frasrmoo & wifey) - you must save us a bit of vid, and a slice of wedding cake!
posted by taz at 4:05 PM on April 5, 2005

sorry couldn't resist...

The Sun
posted by Frasermoo at 4:09 PM on April 5, 2005

Corrected The Sun link (it goes to Microsoft otherwise).
posted by kindall at 4:13 PM on April 5, 2005

This is some worldwide wedding album, Fraser! It's an auspicious start (and mazel tov!) Maybe grab some net-savvy cousin or someone to google you (and archive links) from now until the big day?
posted by amberglow at 4:16 PM on April 5, 2005

huh?, got that Sun link a bit mashed

try again

The Sun
posted by Frasermoo at 4:18 PM on April 5, 2005

The additional details in the Sun article are priceless. You're getting married between Prince Charles and Major Tom! And Major Tom is Tom Crapper, a descendant of the Thomas Crapper at that. That is so special in that wacky, uniquely English way... your wedding will certainly be unforgettable. Cheers to the bride and groom!
posted by kindall at 4:22 PM on April 5, 2005

I spoke to Tom today. He's a nice guy.

The Crapper connection is fantastic because my friend Chris is my witness and he used to have an original Crapper toilet in his house which we regarded with awe.
posted by Frasermoo at 4:28 PM on April 5, 2005

Too cool, Frasermoo. Hope you have a wonderful wedding day, at least the Queen won't be there beforehand with her corgis to mess up the place. ;)
posted by livii at 4:32 PM on April 5, 2005

Currently, 51 hits for "Fraser Moores" on! That's one helluva wedding announcement. heheh
posted by mischief at 4:37 PM on April 5, 2005

the BBC has now replaced our pic with one of C&C.. which on second view suits my bomb comment much better.... apart from the grammatical suicide bombing....
posted by Frasermoo at 4:38 PM on April 5, 2005

I just heard they moved the time back to the early morning. Is that true?
posted by amberglow at 5:00 PM on April 5, 2005

Heh, your wife-to-be was even on the news in NZ last night, Frasermoo. Officially world-famous.
posted by tracicle at 5:11 PM on April 5, 2005

was she !?!?!?


posted by Frasermoo at 5:17 PM on April 5, 2005

Just imagine, one day years from now, a potential employer is going to be very surprised when he googles your name... it'll definitely make breaking the ice easier!

Congrats again!

And hey, the weather in CA and NV is fantastic this week - extra special just for your honeymoon!
posted by vignettist at 5:18 PM on April 5, 2005

ha. on the bbc site you're quoted below a photo of the royal tampon himself.
posted by andrew cooke at 5:20 PM on April 5, 2005

'royal tampon'

man - don't. my dad already thinks i'm going to the tower for treaon.. lol
posted by Frasermoo at 5:22 PM on April 5, 2005


(bit tipsy on tabloid expenses..)
posted by Frasermoo at 5:23 PM on April 5, 2005

Every time I saw a headline about the wedding re-schedule I thought of your askme question. I'm glad this was posted. Congratulations!
posted by sohcahtoa at 5:26 PM on April 5, 2005

the thing is, there are a few people I didn't/couldn't invite to the wedding, and I hoped it would pass unnoticed.....

busted 4 times today and counting.....
posted by Frasermoo at 5:33 PM on April 5, 2005

sorry, i apologise but I am enjoying the moment.

any kiwis around?

you managed to get the interview where i dropped my guard!
posted by Frasermoo at 5:42 PM on April 5, 2005

The future King will have to work around us.

Hah! Off with your head! ; >
posted by amberglow at 5:56 PM on April 5, 2005

Now, Frasermoo, all this wedding of yours needs is me, attired in my swan tutu (like this one only dyed orange), and sprinkling orange rose petals in your path.

And WHY isn't Queen E II attending her own son's wedding? Does this not strike anyone else as strange?
posted by orange swan at 6:02 PM on April 5, 2005

Haha... how random. Congrats!
posted by ph00dz at 6:02 PM on April 5, 2005

a few hundred years earlier and i would be in the sh*t.

posted by Frasermoo at 6:03 PM on April 5, 2005

And WHY isn't Queen E II attending her own son's wedding? Does this not strike anyone else as strange?
Because that Camilla is the cause of their "annus horribilis"? Or because of that whole "tampon" thing, to name just one of many instances of (gross and) unroyal bad press for them? I betcha the Queen wishes she could still knock people off like her predecessors could. Camilla and Fraser could have had neighboring cells in the Tower (but it would have been more likely that Charles would have had his mom knocked off, i think. But it is terrible that the mother's not even going--and very telling.
posted by amberglow at 6:08 PM on April 5, 2005

It strikes me as cold, frankly.
posted by orange swan at 6:10 PM on April 5, 2005

well, i hope you have a good day. something like that would drive me crazy.

on preview - didn't you know? the queen was diana's lover (didn't you see the photos of her slapping our princess with a studded black leather handbag?). she never got over the breakup or assassination tragic accident.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:14 PM on April 5, 2005

well, look who we're talking about--if it hadn't been for Diana warming them up a little, where would they be? What are they good for anyway? Being on money?
posted by amberglow at 6:15 PM on April 5, 2005

The Queen has conflicts because she is the head of The Church Of England..against divorce/re-marriage.. or something to that nature.

my mom will be there. (and she is head of her local W.I.)
i kid you not.
posted by Frasermoo at 6:16 PM on April 5, 2005

andrew!!!! (did the Queen ever have lovers?)

*arranges for another cell in the Tower*
posted by amberglow at 6:17 PM on April 5, 2005

I thought the Church of England only exists because of Henry VIII wanting a divorce? How can it be against divorce?

What's W.I.?
posted by amberglow at 6:18 PM on April 5, 2005

sorry amberglow. you're right. she was artificially inseminated for charles and anne. as for how the coe can be against divorce, well, that puzzles us all. something to do with keeping the faithful happy if they have to have women priests, i suspect. and wi are the secret jam and knitting shock troops of the british bourgeoisie.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:24 PM on April 5, 2005

i have no 'real' knowledge to back up my statements. it's all spin.

posted by Frasermoo at 6:26 PM on April 5, 2005

and, to complete your education of british social mores, the communist resistance (hello, mum) go to the nwr (the jam's not as good, but feel the dialectic).
posted by andrew cooke at 6:37 PM on April 5, 2005

commies? the NWR?
off with your head!

(i could say that all day) ; >
posted by amberglow at 7:09 PM on April 5, 2005

Just knight frasermoo and be done with it.
posted by caddis at 7:31 PM on April 5, 2005

*knights Frasermoo as Sir AccidentalCelebrity of Brush-With-Fame*

how's that?
posted by amberglow at 7:35 PM on April 5, 2005

You guys are missing your chance for a choice crack about drama queens...
posted by NortonDC at 7:47 PM on April 5, 2005

off with NortonDC's head! ; P
posted by amberglow at 7:50 PM on April 5, 2005

Frasermoo, you're spending $40,000 on your wedding? Wow. I hope that means you took the tabloid money! Either that or I am really in the wrong line of work... Congrats in any case.
posted by karmaville at 7:55 PM on April 5, 2005

The $40,000 figure was in the NZ paper so it's probably NZ dollars coverted from English pounds (maybe the ?15,000 figure quoted in the article?).

Also, I've read that QEII is missing the brouhaha so the brouhaha doesn't get any worse that it's already bound to be. She (and the rest of the family) are supposed to be at the church blessing held later the same day at Windsor Castle.

Which raises the question - how can they have a church blessing yet not a church wedding? I is confuzzled.
posted by deborah at 8:15 PM on April 5, 2005

deborah, yeah. The pound is worth around NZ$3, so that fits.

Apparently it is indeed because of her role as head of the Church of England that the Queen can't/won't attend. I think although the church allows divorce and remarriage it's still frowned upon to an extent. It's the same reason Charles and Camilla aren't being married in a church.
posted by tracicle at 8:28 PM on April 5, 2005

Politics, deborah.

The C of E has no official issue with divorce, for obvious reasons... but QEII can't be publicly seen (even though everyone knows it's happening in private later) to support the wedding of the (probable) future King, seeing as he's marrying The Other Woman.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:31 PM on April 5, 2005

Cheers Frasermoo!
posted by schyler523 at 8:47 PM on April 5, 2005

(Poor Diana. They misused her terribly.)
posted by amberglow at 9:45 PM on April 5, 2005

cool. good luck, Fraser.
posted by blacklite at 10:52 PM on April 5, 2005

So this guy doesn't have to abdicate for marrying a divorcee? How quickly the rules change, I mean Edward abdicated, and that's the only reason Charles mum is on the damn throne in the first place, making Charles a potential King.

Frasermoo, your wedding is way waaaaay cooler, congrats! Someone needs to start a scrap book for you guys with all these articles, the grandkids are gonna love it. :)
posted by dabitch at 2:28 AM on April 6, 2005

Will the town hall be decorated with flowers and things especially for the royal nups? Will you get to use the decorations for your own wedding? [/nosy flower fangirl needing details]
posted by iconomy at 6:53 AM on April 6, 2005

dirtynumbangelboy - I hateses the politics!

What I want to know, I guess, is what is the difference between a church "blessing" and a church "wedding"?

Oh, and I should have said - congrats Frasermoo and (almost) Mrs Frasermoo!
*throws rice birdseed*
posted by deborah at 11:26 AM on April 6, 2005

iconomy - yes they are leaving the flowers which we can use but must also leave as they are going to a hospice afterwards.
posted by Frasermoo at 12:51 PM on April 6, 2005

Hey Frasermoo, next time you talk to Major Tom Crapper or Deborah Biltcliffe, his wife-to-be, can you find out if she's taking his name? [And congrats...]
posted by meech at 1:59 PM on April 6, 2005

(Poor Diana. They misused her terribly.)

If they had misused her properly they would have saved themselves a huge amount of trouble.
posted by biffa at 3:37 AM on April 7, 2005

I saw Frasermoo on the news in Australia last night.
posted by Wolof at 5:01 PM on April 7, 2005

Congratulations Frasermoo!
posted by coelecanth at 7:36 AM on April 9, 2005

Free wedding notice! Congrats!

"She said she was "very excited" but declined to say more, having signed an exclusive interview and picture deal with her local newspaper." via

Your new boss is no dummy!
posted by page404 at 9:00 AM on April 9, 2005

Shoot. That link worked a while ago. Er... Congratulations Frasermoo! Best wishes to you Mrs. Moo.
posted by coelecanth at 9:33 AM on April 9, 2005

Congratulations! Your picture is great--looks like a lot fun!
posted by NortonDC at 11:42 AM on April 9, 2005

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