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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta tt-THE LETHSRIDQE HERALD NevwnMr Wedding day draws near for Anne and Mark Royal splash a simple affair By ED BLANCHER LONDON Princess Anne's wedding will be a sim- ple get-together for and Buckingham Palace says. But it will be a simple affair only by royal standards. The bill for the wedding of the 23-year-old daughter of Queen Elizabeth II to calvary Capt. Mark Phillips has been estimated at about That's virtually bargain base- ment stuff. The official invitation list is limited and protocol has stopped short of inviting the world's heads of state. Only one will attend Prince Rainier of Monaco. He and Princess Grace are old friends of Britain's royals. Prime Minister Edward Heath will be along with ambassadors of Com- monwealth countries. But en- voys of other including the United States and the Soviet have not been invited. persons will attend the wedding in the 900-year old Westminster Abbey. This is less than those who attended the Relaxing WINNERS The Ladles' Auxiliary to the Rehablhtion Centre for the Handi- capped announce the follow- ing Winners at the Tea- QUILT MH J E 666 Buswell B C. SHEILA Rainier. Alberta DOOR PRIZE MRS. E. C. 1026 Lakeview Lethbndge Queen's wedding 26 years ago. But an estimated 500 million more around the world are ex- pected to view on television Britain's wedding of the year. Hie dean of who will help officiate at the will be greater simplicity at this wedding than at previous royal TAKE SAME ROUTE The blonde fourth in line to the British must follow the same ceremonial route that her mother took 26 years ago almost to the on Nov. 1948 from Buckingham Palace to the Abbey. The princess is marrying a serving army officer. Although that won't exactly mean living in two rooms on a military Phillips told will go wherever the army takes That could be any place from Hampstead to Hong Kong. The couple's first home will be a Georgian mansion on the grounds of Sandhurst Military where Phillips will be assigned as an instructor after the wedding The wedding ceremony in the high-ceilinged traditionally a long-winded oc- has been trimmed wherever protocol allows. one line will not be Anne has agreed to promise to obey Mark. The eager to on a good is providing 544 men for procession and street-lining duties. That's one-third fewer than the force mobilized for the wedding in 1960 of Anne's aunt Princess Margaret. There are signs that many Britons are far from being as turned on by Anne's big day as they were by previous royal wing-dings. Newspapers noted many families cannot buy a home because of skyrocketing real estate prices while Anne and Mark will pay about as weekly rent for the Sandhurst mansion. There's lot of com- about the a day honeymoon cruise at taxpayers' expense in the Caribbean aboard the royal yacht Britannia Then there's the automatic increase of Anne will get in her allowance as soon as Mark slips the wedding ring of Welsh gold on her finger. That will give the princess a year. PROMPTED COMMENT All this prompted an- timonarchist legislator Williex a blunt-spoken to brand Anne as plain and pricey young The will pick up much of the wedding tab from her million annual allowance from Parliament. According to a nationwide poll by the Sunday Mirror 87 per cent of peo- ple questioned felt the Queen should pay for the honeymoon not the taxpayer. Seventy per the paper said they would not give to any collection to buy Anne and Mark a wedding gift Torrent of souvenirs swamp British market To wed soon Princess Anne and Mark Philips shown at Windsor Castle and that was 13 years ago. hideway. The next day they'll This time I'm not even going fly to the West Indies to join to from the country. Another indication that interest in the monarchy's matrimonial affairs might be waning came from the souvenir with some merchants of popular patriotism and sentiment leary of jumping on the bandwagon. easy to get your fingers lamented Hyman a London dealer still trying to get rid of the stuff we handled for Princess Margaret's wedding there is no doubt the wedding has triggered a commercial spinoff. The offerings range in price from for a gold horseshoe with the couple's initials to 72 cents for a wed- tea mug. After the wedding breakfast in the palace at 4 p.m. Anne and Mark will take off on their honeymoon by helicopter to a secret the royal yacht. The helicopter is part of the massive security operation mounted for the wedding. More than police patrolmen and detec- tives will be on duty. The main fear is that the Irish Republican the guerrillas battling the British in Northern will try to disrupt the procession or that they or another militant organization will plant bombs. By CAROL KENNEDY LONDON IHe bells will be ringing this month not only for Princess Anne and her soldier bridegroom but also for dozens of manufac- turers in Britain's booming commemorative who hope the royal wedding will be their biggest money- maker since the Coronation 20 years ago. Weeks before the Nov. 14 wedding a torrent of souvenirs was pouring onto the ranging from costly collectors' pieces like a limited-edition vase in Coalport hand- painted with a picture of Westminster Abbey and sell- ing here at down to cheap pottery mugs and King's Road tee-shirts adorn- ed with smiling portraits of Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips. Most of the mass-produced items have struck horror into design experts. Vivien Hislop of The Daily Mail says the most flattering portrayal of the young couple is on the two postage stamps being issued for the occasion. Compton Miller in The Evening Stand- ard says some of the items win any prize for bad Even the Design which aims to monitor and im- prove the standards of British commercial says it has rejected everything so far submitted for its approval. don't normally send us the so we can only conclude that absolutely noth- ing of any great merit is being said a spokesman sadly. There are the trusty tradi- tional of course. Royal Doulton is making a black basalt portrait bust of the princess at in an edi- tion of 750 Wedgwood is doing a profile plaque and a Queen's Ware mug. There are medallions in silver and Elegant princess arriving for royal banquet engraved crystal gob- hand-painted enamel boxes and 500 two-handled loving-cups at each Horsy motifs since horses are what brought the couple and you can buy a gold horseshoe with their initials or a 50- pence Irish linen tea- towel decorated with a horse and rider taking a fence and the Luck Anne and Manufacturers have been limited in their designs since the Queen decid- ed no royal coat-of-arms or crests should appear SERVICE RECORDED As well as conventional there will be a long- playing record of the wedding made by the a new red-orange rose named Royal and even a special-strength beer called Royal Wedding Ale. The bottle has a purple and silver label showing West- minster where the vows will be exchanged. Brewers John Courage says they have produced a special ale for every major royal oc- casion since the coronation of King George V in 1911. Two biographies of the 23- year-old princess hit the book- stalls in good time for the and the Prin- cess by Helen Cath- published by W. H. Al- and Pnncess A Girl of Our by Anne published by Fred- erick Muller. Serious collectors of com- which have en- joyed a roaring boom here since Sir Winston Churchill's death in 1965 unleashed a pas- sion for such tend to be less interested in Princess Anne's wedding than medallions struck for Britain entering the European Common Market last January. Steven secretary of the Commemorative Collectors' Society in Not- says the impor- tance of commemoratives can be judged by the relevance of their subject to national his- tory. Britain going into Europe was a historic turning-point in a different would be a visit by the Queen to the Soviet Union. But Anne's wed- unlike that of Prince Charles when it is unlikely to affect the succes- sion. has been the most popular subject for commemoratives ever since the first Delft plate was made for Charles It's coronation. The invention of transfer printing in the mid-18th cen- tury got the industry under way and Queen Victoria's long reign with its two jubilees produced a flood of portraits and plaques. Royal weddings are a natu- rally romantic and plates for Victoria and Al- bert's wedding in 1840 are ea- gerly collected at about each. Not every royal wed- has the public rushing to buy mementoes. still wondering how to get rid of stuff from Princess Margaret's wedding in says London dealer Hyman Seener. I'm just not BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. Now Open in COLLEGE MALL Phone 329-4722 The royal wedding of Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Philips sparked the production of numerous wedding souvenirs which British businessmen hope will be the biggest money-maker since the Coronation 20 years ago. Included is the handpainted eagle vase Commemorative souvenirs at selling for and the portrait medallion in pale blue and white Jasperware by a design by a leading British sculptor. Canada will re- ceive a proportion of the total copies priced at each. BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY at P.M. Jackpot In 57 12 QarriM In 7 Numbers 4tti 8th QamM Doubted hi S 11.00 3 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE BY THREE CANADIAN MAKERS PANT SUIT SALE STAGE 7 CASUALAIRE PENNY LOU CHAINWIDE PURCHASE AVAILABLE AT ALL FIELDS STORES Long and short sleeve 2 and 3 piece sets. Geometries. Polyester and acrylics in a wide array of colours. Sizes S-M-L. and 30 to 44. Not all sizes in all styles. FRIENDS'N NEIGHBOURS IUg. 20.98 li 24.98 RMJ. 26.98 to 37.98 99 99 6th SI S Nov. USE YOUR CHARGtX WHILE LAST ;