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An Important Moment


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  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    May 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Good Morning TODVille!

  2. 2 No Child Left Behind
    May 19, 2018 at 11:22 am

  3. 3 Nerdy Wonka
    May 19, 2018 at 11:26 am

    What a beautiful, intimate, modern, warm, lovely, and joyful wedding ceremony. I LOVED how Meghan Markle brought the bountiful glory of black culture and history front and center. Wishing the lovely couple a long and happy marriage.

    • 4 Gazelle
      May 19, 2018 at 11:41 am

      NW, I loved this wedding. Beautifully done! The music, performances, Rev. Curry! And being a little frivolous, I loved Mama Meghan’s hat, out of hats. She looked absolutely gorgeous, & the extra classy actions given to her. Of note, when they went off to sign register, Charles took her hand. And, Lawdy, those little kids were amazing! ❤

    • 7 CEB
      May 19, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      The Black haters are still not satisfied. Lots of hate about there not being any Black relatives there other than her mom. Why they mad; there were no white relatives there at all. No matter what one does, haters are going to hate. I had to tell one of my sisters not to text me negative shit about Meghan that she gets from the awful online gossip sites. People who try to throw shade etc. just need to take a seat.

    • 8 nathkatun7
      May 19, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much NW for capturing this fabulous essence of this Royal Wedding, which exposed to the world the dignity, spiritual depth and beauty of Black Culture.

  4. 9 No Child Left Behind
    May 19, 2018 at 11:29 am

    • 10 Don
      May 19, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Did you hear the African celebration-style ululation too when they walked out @KarenAttiah #RoyalWedding https://t.co/KIxYqtv6Io

      — Serena A. Chaudhry (@SerenaChaudhry) May 19, 2018

      Yep, I loved it, I also remember hearing it when President Obama visited a European country early in his administration. I forget which country it was, it was so loud and beautiful and stirring. It was like an entire continent calling out.

  5. 12 No Child Left Behind
    May 19, 2018 at 11:31 am

  6. 15 Nerdy Wonka
    May 19, 2018 at 11:33 am

    • May 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      ok – I recorded it on every channel possible (because Royal Nerd™), and will sip champagne through it the rest of this weekend….. but I am crying tears of joy at this series of tweets right here!!! I am so PROUD of our girl! BRAVA BRILLIANCE!!!

      • May 19, 2018 at 1:11 pm

        ALL the tweets above….. OMG I JUST /happy sob!

      • 18 Ann_T
        May 20, 2018 at 7:12 am

        I guess I’m a Royal Nerd too. I recorded 4 channels. Now I’m mad that I didn’t pick a BBC channel. But I rewatched my favorite moments last night. And cried and smiled all over again. 😀 ❤ 🙂

    • 19 Sandy1110
      May 20, 2018 at 8:32 am

      I also heard it when Harry and William arrived. Very cool!

  7. 20 Don
    May 19, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Meghan’s mom Doria Radlan showed up with the dreads!

  8. 21 No Child Left Behind
    May 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

  9. 22 Nerdy Wonka
    May 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

  10. May 19, 2018 at 1:11 pm

  11. May 19, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    A really magnificent day for the lovely couple. A very thoughtful and meaningful way to start their life together.

    LOVED Ave Maria.

  12. May 19, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    And I loved this little ham, Princess Charlotte.

  13. May 19, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    EVERY bit of symbolism was so on point and meaningful.

  14. May 19, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    CALIFORNIA IN THE HOUSE!!

  15. May 19, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    And CAKE!!!!

  16. 30 CEB
    May 19, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    For all of those pundits who talked for days about what Meghan would have to give up or about her bowing to all of the centuries old traditions of the royal family have gotten their answer. She always said that she was proud of who she is and this ceremony showed the world that she meant what she said. Her clothing featured the new world that she is a part of, but also that she is carrying her native one with her . Furthermore, Harry knew who she was, loved her for being so and married her to have everything that she is as part of his life to be instilled in any children that they have.

    • 31 CEB
      May 19, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      This wedding is a bight spot in another miserable week of life in this country. We needed a few hours of respite, of positivity and possibilities before turning our attention once again to the daily chaos and tragedy. Some folks on Twitter are so self-righteous and small minded that they are spreading hate about us not dealing in death and misery every minute. Real life is the daily juxtaposition of joy and sorrow.

  17. May 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Harry was near tears at various points during the ceremony.

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  19. 37 0388jojothecat
    May 19, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    What a beautiful wedding, on a beautiful day, with two of the most deserving people to live happily ever after.

    P.S. Anyone know where we in America can get some wedding swag?

    • 38 Ann_T
      May 20, 2018 at 7:19 am

      I checked out Amazon before the wedding. Cups plates etc. But didn’t buy anything. I want to see what is available after the wedding for the Duke & Duchess.

    • 40 Ann_T
      May 20, 2018 at 7:17 am

      I checked out Amazon before the wedding. Cups plates etc. But didn’t buy anything. I want to see what is available after the wedding for the Duke & Duchess. 🙂 Also, I don’t recall seeing this moment during live coverage of the wedding. Love it! ❤

    • 41 Ann_T
      May 20, 2018 at 7:20 am

      My Amazon reply was meant for the post just above this one.

  20. 42 Nerdy Wonka
    May 19, 2018 at 2:45 pm

  21. 43 donna dem 4 obama
    May 19, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    • 45 CEB
      May 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      My goodness! Like James Bond and a femme fatale. Such a stunning couple.

    • 46 Sandy1110
      May 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

      CNN had some funny moments.

      Anderson Cooper was so excited about Harry waving to him during the carriage ride that the rest of the crew teased him, including Don Lemon.

      When they came out to that ’68 Jaguar in that picture above, Don joked “I hate them!”

  22. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    May 19, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    • 48 CEB
      May 19, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      Prince Charles was so caring and tender with Meghan’s mum. Love the Oscar de la Renta outfit.

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  24. 50 desertflower
    May 19, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Reason.

  25. 52 Nerdy Wonka
    May 19, 2018 at 3:27 pm

  26. May 19, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    WOW!!

    • 58 Gazelle
      May 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Probably an ignorant question: doesn’t the bottom of that white dress (& veil, train, etc.) get dirty? How do they manage that from event to event?

    • 59 No Child Left Behind
      May 19, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you for posting this Meta. What a lovely day!

    • 61 Sandy1110
      May 20, 2018 at 9:17 am

      There’s another great picture of them in this TL that shows their kiss at the top of the church steps from behind. They call it an “important photo”, maybe because you can see the family behind them in the bottom of the frame, and Doria is just behind Meghan with her dreadlocks silhouetted.

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  31. May 19, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    What a great memory:

  32. 69 GGail
    May 19, 2018 at 5:27 pm

  33. 70 GGail
    May 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm

  34. 71 donna dem 4 obama
    May 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm

  35. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    May 19, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve watched parts of the Royal Wedding again and again throughout the day (and saw much of it live), and am still watching my second go-around of Bishop Curry’s love message, crying soft tears of joy all the way. Although he wasn’t able to finish it, my son gave my grandson a “message” for him to post for his dad’s friends and other family members after he’d passed away, as part of his goodbye – which he’d prepared himself for, over the last several years (from the time he was first being diagnosed). While that seems sad, my son had more courage and love and joy in him than anybody I’ve ever known, I kid you not! Here’s what he wrote about love, so I’m thinking he’d really appreciate Bishop Curry’s words – which I’ll also cherish, as part of this year of learning:

    “I have been preparing for the worst since 2014 so I am good with whatever they find and the prognosis. Since then, I have made my way back to Jesus, spent a lot of time teaching my teenage son everything I could about life and share a father’s wisdom and love. Love, that’s the whole point to this human thing. A true miracle of the universe. All of creation is for one thing. For love! We are all already together in eternity. No matter what your faith is in, this is true. I just want all of you to know that I love you. I try to love everyone. Pass it around. Love. Love. Love loving love. Pass it on!!”

    How lucky are we! Just one other small reason why my second-oldest granddaughter bought herself a ring to wear that’s inscribed, “I love my father.” And, not to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t watched the wedding yet, I’m also listening to this song from my generation, all day – and I know we all loved it!

    • 73 Gazelle
      May 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      J’OB what a lovely treasure you have to hold tight to your heart (your son’s sheer kindness & note). I too have replayed Rev. Curry’s sermon several times today. ❤

    • May 19, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Ah, so beautiful a thing to share with all of us. I shall keep that lesson with me through the days.

    • 77 sjterrid
      May 19, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      Jacqueline, thank you so much for sharing this with us. I’m in tears.

    • 83 nathkatun7
      May 20, 2018 at 12:26 am

      Thank you so much, J’OB for sharing that beautiful message from your beloved son to your grandson. More importantly, thank you for raising such a kind and humane son, who, I am sure learned a great deal from you.

      • 84 jacquelineoboomer
        May 20, 2018 at 12:46 am

        Okay, nath, that sweet message from you will send me off to dreamland, now! Thanks for taking the time to write it. And goodnight to you and TODville and good people everywhere!

    • 85 donna dem 4 obama
      May 20, 2018 at 10:20 am

      That’s so beautiful my dear friend. Your son is such a beautiful soul. His loving impact on your family will be there for generations to come.

      • 86 jacquelineoboomer
        May 20, 2018 at 11:33 am

        Thank you, Donna, dear O’friend of many, many days gone by – and continuing! Hope your little ones are having fun – especially when they visit you!

  36. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    May 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    The JFK Library Profiles in Courage award for 2018 will be livestreamed in about a half hour … in the meantime, here’s a little reminder of last year’s (note the library’s youtube channel accidentally gave it to him again in 2018, if you believe their headline!):

    • 88 nathkatun7
      May 20, 2018 at 3:09 am

      Thank you so much, J’OB for sharing this, because I missed it at the time it took place. As always, President Obama’s remarks were thoughtful, compassionate, and inspiring.

  37. May 19, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I noticed that big blue rock and it turns out to be a special heirloom.

  38. 90 magapie
    May 19, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    All around PERFECT DAY. INCLUSION!

    Not a single xenophobic, racist old BREXIT voting Brit given a bit of oxygen—- HERE, HERE!!

  39. 91 No Child Left Behind
    May 19, 2018 at 8:23 pm

  40. 93 No Child Left Behind
    May 19, 2018 at 8:46 pm

  41. 94 No Child Left Behind
    May 19, 2018 at 8:48 pm

  42. May 20, 2018 at 10:27 am

    This is from a few days ago but too cute.

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  44. 100 Don
    May 20, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Harry and Meghan jumping into a sports car and leaving reminds me of the last scene in James Bond’s “Spectre” movie.

  45. 102 prettyfoot58
    May 20, 2018 at 11:15 am

    • 103 Don
      May 20, 2018 at 11:29 am

      I’m glad you asked, because the precedent was set when Robert Novak and Scotty Libby under the direction of Darth Cheney outed C.I.A. agent Valerie Plame’s identity. So if the outing of a C.I.A. agent wasn’t enough to dissuade someone from leaking that type of ultra sensitive information, well then the leaking of an FBI Informant’s identity being leaked is small bananas. Yes it is treasonous and unlawful and down right dangerous.

    • 104 pkayden
      May 20, 2018 at 11:55 am

      Trump gets to do whatever he wants. There is no outrage. There’s no one telling him he was wrong. He’s effectively a dictator. Unless we vote out Republicans in November, we are screwed.

  46. 105 Don
    May 20, 2018 at 11:44 am

    You know, I really don’t know what’s the big deal about White Castle burgers. I mean they’re okay, and I guess its cute to sit and eat a dozen of them in one sitting, but truthfully I’m not feeling all the attraction. At best they are a poor man’s slider. And another thing, I’m getting burnt out on Facebook. I could care less if some guy in knew in high school and haven’t seen since high school caught a really big fish. This fucking guy kept sending me a friend request and I friended him back and now I can’t get away from the fucking guy. I don’t fish, it doesn’t appeal to me, and god bless you if it does. I don’t care about you fishing, I don’t care about your boat, I don’t care if you climbed a mountain and I don’t care if you work at the gym.

    • 106 Don
      May 20, 2018 at 11:48 am

      And now every time the guy sees me on Facebook he wants to have a conversation, and I’m forced to have a conversation with this guy. So now I have to hide when I’m on Facebook. I’m a grown ass man and I have to hide from some guy that I barely knew in high school that thinks me and him are long lost friends.

      • 107 Don
        May 20, 2018 at 11:51 am

        Its bad enough that my wife friended me on Facebook and now I have read every thing she sends me, every thing from politics to soup recipes. I’m sure it would be rude of me to unfriend my own wife, but I need peace and quiet when I’m on Facebook.

    • May 20, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      The thing that finally convinced me to quit Facebook after two weeks, among many, many, many other things, was reading about this guy’s every single move every day: now I’m going to work, this is my lunch, here I am eating a banana snack, now I’m bike riding, time to go grocery shopping, guess I should go to bed, just got a haircut, this is my morning coffee, blah blah blah blah blah. OMG, SHUT UP.

  47. 109 JER
    May 20, 2018 at 11:53 am

    • 110 pkayden
      May 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      It’s a choice. Stop voting for NRA stooges. Demand gun control reform legislation. There are things that we can do which we don’t because we’ve allowed the NRA to control our government.

    • 111 No Child Left Behind
      May 20, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      OMG! What a fitting front page.

  48. 113 No Child Left Behind
    May 20, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I love this guy. I wish to have the opportunity one day to tell him directly.

  49. 114 No Child Left Behind
    May 20, 2018 at 12:20 pm

  50. 115 No Child Left Behind
    May 20, 2018 at 12:24 pm

  51. 116 No Child Left Behind
    May 20, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I alone can fix things. I alone can say one thing today, the contrary tomorrow and still remain unaccountable. DOTARD!

  52. May 20, 2018 at 12:54 pm

  53. 119 Jey
    May 20, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    I wonder one way to change the heats and minds re:guns …. is to set up a fund where every gun owner has to contribute money … which is used to pay the funeral or hospital bills of everyone who is shot and killed or injured. Everytime money gets spent, donors should get a ‘thank you’ card in the mail. So that it is a constant reminder …
    Just my rant.

  54. 120 GGAIL
    May 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    I’m watching the BBC broadcast of the wedding via PBS and I’m beginning to fall in love with the UK. The diversity of commentators and guests is inspiring.

    Harry & Megan brought out the best of the UK for their important day.

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          • May 20, 2018 at 4:38 pm

            Yes, an IMPORTANT MOMENT ….

            • May 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm

              Damn ….

              Here’s the intended tweet ….

              • May 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm

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