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The British Royal Family *Windsor* => HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip => Topic started by: Fly on the wall on June 23, 2014, 02:24:54 pm



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 23, 2014, 02:24:54 pm
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Viscount - Why the Queen must NEVER step down


Among British aristocrats there has been but one topic of conversation since King Juan Carlos of Spain announced his abdication: will HM the Queen follow his example?
Now one of this country’s most prominent bluebloods, historian John Julius Norwich, has spoken out to urge Her Majesty not to renounce the throne in favour of Prince Charles — even if she becomes seriously ill.
‘The Queen should not stand down,’ Viscount Norwich tells me. ‘It doesn’t matter if she gets Alzheimer’s. I mean, George III went a bit crazy and had a Regent. The same could happen again.’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2665446/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Viscount-Why-Queen-NEVER-step-down.html


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 24, 2014, 01:56:43 pm
Queen and Prince Philip visit Game of Thrones film set

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have met cast and production members from Game of Thrones during a tour of the Paint Hall Studios in Belfast.

The US television series is partly filmed in the city's Titanic Quarter, and is a focal point for Northern Ireland's burgeoning film industry.

The Royal couple began their second day of engagements at Crumlin Road Gaol in north Belfast.

They are on a three-day visit.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-27990141


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 24, 2014, 02:04:17 pm
^It's beyond astonishing how busy HM and PP, of course, are.  *Note to a couple I know*.  Love her hat et al, she looks fabulous and I'm beyond jealous that they're there.  Just too cool for school.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 25, 2014, 01:36:28 am
Smile Your Majesty!': Teenager breaches Royal protocol with daring attempt to *private body part* a selfie with the Queen during her visit to Northern Ireland


Fans of the Royal family used to be content with a handshake when they passed by in the crowd, but today the Queen's trip in Northern Ireland showed that now nothing less than a selfie will suffice.

As the 88-year-old monarch walked through St. Georges Market in Belfast, on day two of her three-day visit, a teenager from the crowd held out his phone to capture a spontaneous self-portrait with her.

The Queen, who wore a lemon coat with a matching hat, looked slightly bemused by his actions - it is not clear whether the plucky teenager manged to get his photo or if he was moved away by her anxious security detail, but unperturbed he tried again later.

Prince Andrew was the first Royal to take a selfie when he tweeted a photograph of himself during an event at St James’s Palace in April. Since then Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have posed for dozens as well as Prince Charles and the Prince Harry.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2666919/The-Queen-Prince-Philip-tour-Belfast-prison-Martin-McGuiness-Peter-Robinson.html



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on June 25, 2014, 02:38:37 am
I'd say selfies in Northern Ireland is a huge improvement over the past -


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 25, 2014, 02:01:37 pm
The Queen holding a mini iron throne  on the game of thrones set -Gif Set
http://kimmu88.tumblr.com/post/89844305291


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on June 25, 2014, 02:39:06 pm
I wonder what HM is going to do with the mini-throne she was given? Gift it to Peter Phillips' little girls for their doll's house perhaps!


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 27, 2014, 05:46:10 pm
Or give it to Charles so he can sit on that, something to tide him over until he is officially King.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: RoyalWatcher on June 27, 2014, 07:01:10 pm
 :laugh:^

KF!  good one!  Very funny!


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 28, 2014, 03:43:53 am
How the Queen's worn the same shoes for 50 years... and has a servant called Cinders to wear them in! Trusty black patent leather slip-ons have accompanied monarch everywhere from prison visits to Diamond Jubilee pageant


They’ve supported the Queen as she goes about her royal duties for almost 50 years, looking decorous yet never detracting attention from their sovereign, and accompanying her everywhere from prison visits to her Diamond Jubilee pageant.

And these valuable servants? Not equerries or other royal minions, but her trusty patent leather shoes, the unsung heroes of the Royal household.

It takes a team of four — not including the junior member of Buckingham Palace staff, dubbed ‘Cinders’, who has the job of wearing in her Majesty’s shoes — to produce the classic black numbers (she has other colours in the same style) which cost about £1,000. Yet the Queen certainly gets value for money out of them, wearing the same pair for years and re-heeling them when they wear out.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2672763/How-Queens-worn-shoes-50-years-servant-called-Cinders-wear-Trusty-black-patent-leather-slip-ons-accompanied-monarch-prison-visits-Diamond-Jubilee-pageant.html



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 28, 2014, 06:13:15 pm
^That's really cool.  It would be so wonderful to have a bespoke pair of shoes.  One foot of mine is larger than the other and it's a real pain.  Only Nordstroms will sell me a pair with different sizes and I treat them like gold or I have to use stretchers.  Smart woman, HM.  Well fitting shoes are like a proper foundation for a house. 


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 01, 2014, 01:50:32 pm
One is amused: New portrait of the Queen by acclaimed Scottish photographer shows her with a smile and a twinkle in her eye at Buckingham Palace

The Queen stands near the sheer curtains at the window, looking out with a slight smile on her face.
Acclaimed photographer Harry Benson has taken a new portrait of the 88-year-old monarch, describing it as ‘truly a highlight’ of his career.
He captured the Queen in the Audience Room at Buckingham Palace where she usually holds her weekly meeting with the Prime Minister.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2676136/New-portrait-Queen-acclaimed-Scottish-photographer-unveiled.html


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Freya on July 01, 2014, 01:58:10 pm
Perhaps it will replace the portrait that was done by Rolf Harris. 


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on July 01, 2014, 02:03:45 pm
The Harris painting of HM by Rolf Harris was awful so anything would be better!


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Freya on July 01, 2014, 02:28:45 pm
^
There is no mention in the media of where the painting is at the moment. I think that it technically belongs to the BBC. It must be an embarrassment now.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Nighthawk on July 04, 2014, 09:47:11 am
The Princess Royal, Prince William and the Duke of Edinburgh wear velvet robes as they join the Queen in ancient Knights of the Thistle service in Edinburgh
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2679346/The-Princess-Royal-Prince-William-Duke-Edinburgh-don-velvet-robes-join-Queen-ancient-Knights-Thistle-service-Edinburgh.html#ixzz36UHunvjX
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Queen in Edinburgh to invest new members of the Order of the Thistle in St Giles' Cathedral
Accompanied by The Princess Royal, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Edinburgh
The Order of the Thistle honours men and women who have held public office or who have contributed in a significant way to national life
It is the highest honour in Scotland and is second only in precedence in the UK to the Order of the Garter



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 04, 2014, 02:37:13 pm
Very little support in the comments, very scathing.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 04, 2014, 08:27:48 pm
Prince William supports the Queen at the Order of the Thistle cermony
The Queen led the British royals at the Knights of the Thistle ceremony in Edinburgh on Thursday.

Supported by her grandson Prince William, daughter Princess Anne and husband Prince Philip, Britain's monarch took part in the age-old service at St Giles' Cathedral.

Starting the procession from the Scottish capital's Signet Library, the Queen, Anne, William and Philip made their way along the Royal Mile, which was lined with well-wishers.
http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2014070319724/queen-elizabeth-prince-william-order-of-the-thistle/

http://thebritishnobility.tumblr.com/post/90652356003/queen-elizabeth-ii-accompanied-by-the-duke-of




Queen names new Royal Navy aircraft carrier in Rosyth

The UK's largest warship marks "a new phase in our naval history", the Queen has said, as the vessel was officially named in her honour at a ceremony at Fife's Rosyth Dockyard.

A bottle of whisky was smashed on the hull of the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth - the first of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers being built.

The Red Arrows flew over the dockyard before the ship was officially named.

First Sea Lord Admiral George Zambellas said the ship was "fit for a Queen".

"HMS Queen Elizabeth will be a national instrument of power and a national symbol of authority," he said in a speech.

"That means she will be a national icon too, all the while keeping the great in Great Britain and the royal in Royal Navy."
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28146412

The Queen Names Navy's New Aircraft Carrier
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7MPk8vZpbs



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on July 04, 2014, 08:41:58 pm
so important to the UK - great day!  fine ship


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Nighthawk on July 16, 2014, 12:14:02 am
July 14, 2014
Queen's Awards for Enterprise
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/m5_0F9dxNiu/Queen+s+Awards+for+Enterprise


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 11, 2014, 08:25:03 pm
Prince Philip makes unexpected visit to a Little Chef

Diners at a roadside restaurant near Doncaster were left stunned when Prince Philip reportedly dropped in.

The Duke of Edinburgh is said to have spent 15 minutes at a Little Chef in South Yorkshire while en route to a private engagement.
http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2014081120384/prince-philip-unexpected-visit-little-chef/


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 31, 2014, 12:14:04 am
Royal trot: Watch the Queen ride horse in public outside Balmoral estate WITHOUT helmet


Her Majesty and a groom approach the main road, they are seen waving on a car that had stopped to let them pass


In a rare insight into her life away from public duty, the Queen is captured on film riding out from her Balmoral estate.

The footage shows her on one of her beloved fell ponies, accompanied by a groom. As they approach the main road, they are seen waving on a car that had stopped to let them pass.

A surprised onlooker, who shot the film near her Scottish retreat, said: “We were enjoying a little sightseeing and were taking pictures at the gates wondering if the Queen was in residence – when out she rode. We never expected to see her for one minute.

“If the policeman at the gate had not saluted her you would never have known it was the Queen riding past us.”
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/royal-trot-watch-queen-ride-4137696?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 what a rebel


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 22, 2014, 02:04:05 am
Queen back at the helm with a visit to Malta: Historic family trip planned for next November with her three heirs

The Queen is planning to make a major foreign visit to Malta next year - and bring her three heirs, including toddler Prince George, with her, it can be revealed.

The historic family trip is being mooted for next November when the sovereign, who will be 89, attends the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) for the first time since 2011.

It would be the first time a monarch and her three heirs - in this case Charles, William and George - have travelled abroad together.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2764616/Queen-helm-visit-Malta-Historic-family-trip-planned-November-three-heirs.html



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: LadyLaura on September 22, 2014, 02:44:09 am
Wow, that would be nice to see  :flower:


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on September 22, 2014, 03:38:44 am
transition planning shows there - excellent idea


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on September 22, 2014, 10:04:37 am
That's a great idea. Nice picture moments.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on September 22, 2014, 10:57:38 am
Many comments in the paper questioning the third heir and his questionable background.  If only life was simpler and we could believe everything they say.  Comments from sceptical Maltese who say they dont want them.  Much anti Monarchy feeling around at the moment.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 22, 2014, 11:49:17 am
I think the rf have their heads buried in the sand.  Three heirs  -  for me I think not.  The surrogacy issue has not been forgotten, and is rife in the DM articles of late, with many now believing there was a surrogate and questioning the hair and eye colour, plus questioning the second "pregnancy".  HM is living  in cloud cuckoo land if she thinks the "legal heir" situation can be swept under the carpet.  I also find it a little patronising to Malta.  I often wonder about their advisors and TPTB  -do they really think we are still living in the 1950´s where we believe everything we are told.  There have been that many lies coming out of palace pr in the last 18 months, one never knows what the truth is these days.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on September 22, 2014, 01:13:15 pm
Much indignation and disbelief already flying around in the Internet and here is part of one
comment which I asked to copy as very interesting.



The Queen knows alright and is terrified due to the many comnents of late saying the Monarchy is finished due to fake George.  She wants to hang on in there with all her privileges until she has to step down or die..  She is as allegedly as ruthless as all of them and will do what it takes to keep the Monarchy afloat. 

My family have many relatives and contacts in Valetta where my mother lived for many years.  Already there are rumbles of disbelieve that QE thinks them so dumb that they will accept the bogus heir just because she wheels him out.  She is indeed living in the pre Internet days.!


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 22, 2014, 02:50:05 pm
^About time someone stood up to them.  They really are still in the dark ages.  I am sure they curse the day the internet and smart phones were invented, can´t hide everything behind a pack of pr lies any more can they.

I see they are angry about the Dickie Arbiter book, off topic but related  -  if they told the truth and did not continue to spin so many lies then the staff would have nothing to write a book about would they. Same with the surrogacy, the royals have let it continue, and it will be their undoing. Too many people are aware of it, many people questioning the dark brown eyes, brown hair, bleaching his hair blonde, his looks, his true age.  And why would any country, including Malta, be chuffed to bits that an ailing queen who obviously appears to have no control over her grandson producing fake heirs, not just one but now possibly two, that they want her to present the first one to them.  More of an insult to the intelligence of the Maltese people than anything else.  I assume they think if they keep spinning the lies we will believe them.  In truth it does the reverse every time and just makes people curious enough to delve a bit further and find all the things that do not add up with regard to the fake heir and which they overlooked at the time.

Mods, please feel free to remove to another thread if required.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on September 22, 2014, 03:58:38 pm
It's ok just everybody back on topic.  Thanks.  YM


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 23, 2014, 03:21:13 pm
I found this comment in the DM article re HM going to Malta next year

PS, Toronto, Canada, 1 day ago
Headline makes it seem like the Queens and other three guys are definitely going. The article however implies that Malta has extended the invitation with the hopes that they will all come. So ... which is it?


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2764616/Queen-helm-visit-Malta-Historic-family-trip-planned-November-three-heirs.html#ixzz3E8oOY2lp


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 25, 2014, 01:55:51 pm
David Cameron's grovelling apology for saying the Queen "purred" when he told her referendum result

Blundering David Cameron has made a grovelling apology to the Queen after blurting out her delight at Scots rejecting independence .

The Prime Minister was picked up by a TV mic boasting about how Her Majesty "purred" with pleasure when he told her the referendum result.

Mr Cameron said he was "very embarrassed" and "extremely sorry" for the gaffe, which came as he tried to impress billionaire media tycoon Michael Bloomberg in New York.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-camerons-grovelling-apology-saying-4319979?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 30, 2014, 06:16:10 pm
Stop bragging about the Queen, Dave! Prime Minister lets slip revealing details of private conversations with the monarch AGAIN, this time mocking her rare artworks

David Cameron may be forced to issue a second grovelling apology to the Queen in a week - after allegedly cracking a joke with Tory MPs at Her Majesty's expense.

Mr Cameron allegedly told top a gathering of top Tories how the monarch once had to be corrected for wrongly claiming that she owned the real version of a painting hanging in the PM's country retreat – when in fact she was looking at the original.

The Prime Minister told the story to a group of Tories invited to Chequers in the wake of the Scottish referendum, it was claimed today.

But it has since emerged that the Queen was right all along about the painting. The portraits by Van Dyck are in the Royal Collection, owned by the Queen, art experts said.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774991/Stop-bragging-Queen-Dave-Prime-Minister-caught-revealing-details-private-conversations-monarch-time-mocking-rare-artworks.html



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Emperor on October 05, 2014, 03:30:07 pm
Now Labour vows to tax the Queen: Ed Balls boasts 'mansion tax' on £2 million houses will apply to Royal Family too thanks to their palaces


    Mr Balls said party's proposed levy would 'rightly' apply to the Royal Family
    Labour wants to introduce new council tax bands on home worth over £2m
    Levy would not apply to palaces that are open to the general public
    Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle would be exempt from the new tax
    But the Queen's private estates of Balmoral or Sandringham would be hit


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2781178/Now-Labour-vows-tax-Queen-Ed-Balls-admits-mansion-tax-homes-worth-2m-apply-Royal-Family-too.html#ixzz3FHThThpt
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Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HennyPenny on October 05, 2014, 10:06:01 pm
^^
The Queen will not pay the extra tax since no one know how much she pays.. All they will do is reduce her income tax  to cover this one ...


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2014, 05:14:14 pm
One's first tweet! Queen Elizabeth uses Twitter to send message officially opening new science exhibition - and it already has a hashtag

The Queen has sent her first ever tweet to declare a new exhibition at the Science Museum officially open.

After touring the attraction dedicated to the history of communication and information, the Queen removed her glove and touched a tablet screen to send her first message via the social media site to the world.

The royal tweet, with perfect punctuation, read: 'It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2806343/One-s-tweet-Queen-Elizabeth-uses-Twitter-send-message-officially-opening-new-science-exhibition-hashtag.html



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on October 24, 2014, 11:53:31 pm
^There's a running joke in my family about "The Queen wears gloves just to go check the mailbox." Guess we can change it to "She only tweets in her Sunday best."  :tehe: I sent her an anti-Kate tweet. I couldn't help myself  lol


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on October 25, 2014, 02:19:15 am
^So did I!  With my fondest regards to she herself.  :flower:


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 26, 2014, 04:17:07 am
Trolls target Queen's first tweet


The Queen has been targeted by Twitter trolls after sending her first royal tweet.
It came as she passed a technological milestone yesterday by tweeting her first message on the micro-blogging site to declare a new Science Museum gallery open.
The official @BritishMonarchy account she used saw its followers grow by tens of thousands, but was immediately attacked by trolls sending abusive messages such as "F*** off and die".
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-2807491/Trolls-target-Queens-tweet.html





Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on October 26, 2014, 04:46:33 am
yeah well that was predictable - I am not so sure people are worse now than they used to be - it is just that now they have so many ways to display what asses they are.



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 28, 2014, 02:51:07 pm
Duke of Edinburgh seen wearing hearing aids for first time
Hearing devices visible on Prince Philip as he accompanies Queen at reception to honour recipients of Victoria Cross and George Cross at Buckingham Palace


 The Duke of Edinburgh has been pictured wearing hearing aids for the first time at a reception in Buckingham Palace.

The hearing devices were visible to guests only because of a thin wire next to each ear.

Philip accompanied the Queen at a reception to honour recipients of the Victoria Cross and George Cross and their families.

The Duke is now 93 and meeting and listening to members of the public is an important part of his public life.

Warrant Officer Keith Payne was among the 23 recipients of the George Cross or Victoria Cross to meet the Queen and Philip.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-philip/11192748/Duke-of-Edinburgh-seen-wearing-hearing-aids-for-first-time.html




 BritishMonarchy @BritishMonarchy.
Here's our video of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association reception http://bit.ly/1td7vSz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yQG4NDLE8A&list=UUTkC3Jt91QkqNAE4FGWkEIQ


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 06, 2014, 10:37:47 pm
All change as coins to get new Queen portrait

The image of the Queen on our coinage will change next year, it will be only the fifth time the image has changed throughout the Queen's 62-year reign.
http://www.itv.com/news/2014-11-06/all-change-as-coins-to-get-new-queen-portrait/


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 07, 2014, 10:57:29 pm
Plot to kill the Queen 
A SUSPECTED plot to kill the Queen today at the Royal Albert Hall has been foiled by police.

Four Islamic terror suspects are thought to have been planning a knife attack on Her Majesty, 88.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6070536/Alleged-terror-knife-attack-plot-to-kill-the-Queen-foiled-by-cops.html?CMP=SOC-Sun-Twitter-11_20_2013-191-0-0-0


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 08, 2014, 01:21:58 am
Four men arrested for allegedly plotting a terror attack to kill Queen Elizabeth

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A SUSPECTED plot to kill the Queen at a Royal British Legion event ahead of Remembrance Day at the Royal Albert Hall has been foiled by police.

British tabloid The Sun reports four Islamic terror suspects are thought to have been planning a knife attack on Her Majesty, 88.

It is thought the alleged assassination plot on the Queen emerged during routine surveillance.

The Queen and British Prime Minister David Cameron were both informed of the police operation and potential threat, the Sun reports.

Heavily-armed counter terrorist police swooped on four addresses across west London and High Wycombe in the Thames Valley overnight and arrested the four men aged 19 to 27 years.

http://www.news.com.au/world/four-men-arrested-for-allegedly-plotting-a-terror-attack-to-kill-queen-elizabeth/story-fndir2ev-1227116658248

This'll be all over the DM in no time. I bet it makes top page online.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on November 08, 2014, 02:05:56 am
^an attempt to kill the Queen - of course it will be front page thankfully they caught it - all that spying and surveillance turns out to be worthwhile - good for the police they did a good job

I can't imagine how they thought they could even get close enough to HM to hurt her with a knife or what on earth they thought they would accomplish - yes I know it is all about frightening people but  the wrath of the British people would descend upon them  and wipe them off the face of the earth if they had done anything.  Truly insane.

Imagine this is a tense time for all - Remembrance Day events would be irresistible especially with all the military and RF's at public events all over the country.    Everyone must be especially cautious these next few days


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 08, 2014, 02:33:07 am
Remembrance terror plot: Officers step up security at Cenotaph ahead of tomorrow's ceremony after armed police arrest four suspects over alleged Islamic extremist plot
Four Islamist terror suspects were being held by police last night amid fears of a Remembrance Sunday gun plot.

Armed officers seized the men following months of surveillance and ahead of events honouring the nation’s war dead tomorrow.

Police had already stepped up security after a terrorist shot a soldier guarding a war memorial at Canada’s parliament.

And a ring of steel will be thrown around Whitehall tomorrow as the Queen leads events at the Cenotaph marking the centenary of the start of the First World War.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2825277/Four-Islamic-terror-plot-suspects-arrested-west-London-Home-Counties.html


Terrorists foiled in plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth
Four Islamic terrorists planned to kill the Queen of England this weekend — but British police foiled the assassination plot, reports said.

The anarchist assassins intended to stab Queen Elizabeth II Friday as the country celebrated 96 years since the end of World War I — an annual British jubilee — with numerous public appearances by her Royal Highness.

British police discovered the murder plot by the four freedom fighters, ranging in age from 19 to 27, and conducted multiple raids in West London and Buckinghamshire to thwart their plan.
http://nypost.com/2014/11/07/plot-to-assassinate-queen-elizabeth-thwarted-by-bobbies/



Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on November 08, 2014, 02:35:08 am
Four men arrested for allegedly plotting a terror attack to kill Queen Elizabeth

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A SUSPECTED plot to kill the Queen at a Royal British Legion event ahead of Remembrance Day at the Royal Albert Hall has been foiled by police.

British tabloid The Sun reports four Islamic terror suspects are thought to have been planning a knife attack on Her Majesty, 88.

It is thought the alleged assassination plot on the Queen emerged during routine surveillance.

The Queen and British Prime Minister David Cameron were both informed of the police operation and potential threat, the Sun reports.

Heavily-armed counter terrorist police swooped on four addresses across west London and High Wycombe in the Thames Valley overnight and arrested the four men aged 19 to 27 years.

http://www.news.com.au/world/four-men-arrested-for-allegedly-plotting-a-terror-attack-to-kill-queen-elizabeth/story-fndir2ev-1227116658248

This'll be all over the DM in no time. I bet it makes top page online.


Any threat to kill a Head of State would be headline news.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 08, 2014, 03:31:47 am
Remembrance terror plot: Officers step up security at Cenotaph ahead of tomorrow's ceremony after armed police arrest four suspects over alleged Islamic extremist plot
Four Islamist terror suspects were being held by police last night amid fears of a Remembrance Sunday gun plot.

Armed officers seized the men following months of surveillance and ahead of events honouring the nation’s war dead tomorrow.

Police had already stepped up security after a terrorist shot a soldier guarding a war memorial at Canada’s parliament.

And a ring of steel will be thrown around Whitehall tomorrow as the Queen leads events at the Cenotaph marking the centenary of the start of the First World War.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2825277/Four-Islamic-terror-plot-suspects-arrested-west-London-Home-Counties.html

Terrorists foiled in plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth
Four Islamic terrorists planned to kill the Queen of England this weekend — but British police foiled the assassination plot, reports said.

The anarchist assassins intended to stab Queen Elizabeth II Friday as the country celebrated 96 years since the end of World War I — an annual British jubilee — with numerous public appearances by her Royal Highness.

British police discovered the murder plot by the four freedom fighters, ranging in age from 19 to 27, and conducted multiple raids in West London and Buckinghamshire to thwart their plan.
http://nypost.com/2014/11/07/plot-to-assassinate-queen-elizabeth-thwarted-by-bobbies/

I cannot imagine the insanity if there had been a success.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on November 08, 2014, 03:49:08 am
^an attempt to kill the Queen - of course it will be front page thankfully they caught it - all that spying and surveillance turns out to be worthwhile - good for the police they did a good job

I can't imagine how they thought they could even get close enough to HM to hurt her with a knife or what on earth they thought they would accomplish - yes I know it is all about frightening people but  the wrath of the British people would descend upon them  and wipe them off the face of the earth if they had done anything.  Truly insane.

Imagine this is a tense time for all - Remembrance Day events would be irresistible especially with all the military and RF's at public events all over the country.    Everyone must be especially cautious these next few days

It appears to be a few hotheaded radicalised young people. This time. It's doubtful that they could have got anywhere near the Queen with knives, but that's not much consolation is it? To plan something like this at Remembrance Day celebrations is truly despicable IMO.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on November 08, 2014, 04:53:06 am
I agree they were not getting anywhere near the Queen - Someone in her protection detail could have been hurt though.

Madness.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 08, 2014, 06:55:41 am
^an attempt to kill the Queen - of course it will be front page thankfully they caught it - all that spying and surveillance turns out to be worthwhile - good for the police they did a good job

I can't imagine how they thought they could even get close enough to HM to hurt her with a knife or what on earth they thought they would accomplish - yes I know it is all about frightening people but  the wrath of the British people would descend upon them  and wipe them off the face of the earth if they had done anything.  Truly insane.

Imagine this is a tense time for all - Remembrance Day events would be irresistible especially with all the military and RF's at public events all over the country.    Everyone must be especially cautious these next few days
It appears to be a few hotheaded radicalised young people. This time. It's doubtful that they could have got anywhere near the Queen with knives, but that's not much consolation is it? To plan something like this at Remembrance Day celebrations is truly despicable IMO.

Would someone PLEASE explain to me what on EARTH is going on these days with the young?

Austrian teenagers join ISIS and become pregnant by thugs and whine about not being happy. Teenagers joining ISIS and getting caught out on plotting attacks.

Now a couple of young adults want to butcher the Queen herself during a Remembrance Ceremony and yes, it could have succeeded. Her security officers don't look in good shape and for the life of me, I will never understand WHY protection officers are so pot bellied.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on November 08, 2014, 08:06:51 am
Oh KF I agree with you on that - they are a couple of pot bellied ones there -


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on November 08, 2014, 10:33:23 am
Oh KF I agree with you on that - they are a couple of pot bellied ones there -

Well, I suppose they could always sit on any would-be attackers!


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 20, 2014, 08:36:50 pm
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit RAF base on their 67th wedding anniversary
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed with a flypast during a visit to the UK's most northerly RAF base on their 67th wedding anniversary.

Two Typhoons and a Tornado jet flew over RAF Lossiemouth in Moray to mark the tour by the royal couple.

It was the Queen's first visit to the base since 2003 and formally recognised the transfer of the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) facility from RAF Leuchars to Lossiemouth.

The facility is one of two in Britain that stands ready to scramble jets to intercept any unidentified aircraft in northern airspace. The other is at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queen-duke-edinburgh-visit-raf-4663288?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 21, 2014, 09:52:19 am
67 years.  Congratulations just doesn't cover it.   :flower:


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 21, 2014, 06:04:03 pm
A duplicate of every outfit, lucky miniature horse charms and a collection of Launer handbags: Secrets of the Queen's travelling wardrobe revealed

of flunkies could be seen ferrying the Queen's wardrobe from the locomotive to a waiting van.
Piles of garment bags and stacks of hat boxes could all be seen peeking out - and all this just for one weekend away.
But as royal watchers know, the monarch, 88, has a reputation for never travelling light  and has a team of dressers to ensure that no matter what happens, the Queen will always look pristine.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2843951/The-secrets-Queen-s-travelling-wardrobe-revealed.html


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KGap on November 21, 2014, 09:40:37 pm
And it's no surprise that QE always looks fabulous and put together.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 22, 2014, 01:08:08 am
^It takes great skill to look that effortlessly put together.  And yet, she does keep it simple at the same time.  Quite amazing.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KGap on November 22, 2014, 04:52:44 pm
67 years! Wow! That's quite an achievement.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Stargazer on November 29, 2014, 08:03:36 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-29/queen-sends-condolences-to-hughes-family/5927560


Queen Elizabeth II has sent a private message of condolence to the family of deceased cricketer Phillip Hughes.

The Queen conveyed her sympathies to Hughes's family on Friday night.

Hughes was felled by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday and died in St Vincent's Hospital from a severe and rare head injury on Thursday.

Players attended a sombre gathering at the SCG on Thursday night to reflect on the loss of their mate who had played 26 Tests for Australia.


A nice touch from HM. Sad day for cricket. Vale Phil Hughes.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KGap on November 30, 2014, 03:49:19 am
What a kind gesture. Very sad for mr. Hughes and his family.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 06, 2014, 11:32:20 am
Oh dear, has HM been influenced by medd cheap party pieces ideas  at inflated prices  :laugh: :laugh:  Do the royals not earn enough from the taxpayers.  And to be fair, the prices are not cheap for trinkets, has she forgotten there is an economic crisis, many will be lucky to afford a turkey dinner for Christmas let along overpriced trinkets.  The royals really do not seem to get it do they, people have kids they can´t afford to feed, and they are selling to make money off the tax payer - again.  Do they not get enough from us already, and we don´t even want to support them.

Stuck for gift ideas? Let the Queen help! From corgi slippers to Elizabeth I scent, pop into one of Her Majesty's shops for some delightfully different presents

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2862246/Stuck-gift-ideas-Let-Queen-help-corgi-slippers-Elizabeth-scent-pop-one-Majesty-s-shops-delightfully-different-presents.html?login#readerCommentsCommand-message-field


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on December 07, 2014, 12:13:52 am
1. You don't have to buy it.

2. The money goes to the maintenance of the Historic Royal Palaces - in other words to the maintenance of the nation's heritage. It doesn't go to The Queen and the Royal Family.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on December 07, 2014, 01:13:21 am
^^A wiser move, in my opinion, would have been for the monies to be donated to a charity such as the Prince's Foundation instead of shilling for more money that is already being taxed to cover.  Surprisingly bad taste.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on December 07, 2014, 05:14:05 am
All money made by the Historic Royal Palaces goes back into the maintenance of those palaces and more is needed from the taxpayers. Why then give away some of that money to a charity when the current backlog of maintenance is in the multi-millions.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on December 07, 2014, 12:01:59 pm
^Because the BRF aren't exactly broke and it's better PR to be seen as giving back instead of taking in, in my view.  When you have the reputation of being, as I've read a few hundred times "benefit scroungers" you don't push it to make more money when it's already being given.  If I buy a gift for somebody from the White House I know that it is a privately run, non-governmentally controlled, donation to a great cause.  Different mindset, perhaps.

http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/category-s/2268.htm (http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/category-s/2268.htm)

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Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 07, 2014, 06:56:31 pm
If the Queen is getting money from the government to maintain the palaces then why skimp on wages/salary and then open a gift shop to pay for maintenance?

Either HM is embezzling the money or has horrendously bad money management.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 08, 2014, 09:37:48 am
I think it is especially the latter one. The Royal Household is still run like it was in the 1800's. People with peerages or related to people with peerages get the position and not the best one for the job.
And this is all throughout the Household.

It is very much unlike f.e. the Royal Household in The Netherlands where professionals are being picked out for positions. The Lord Chamberlain is a high-ranking diplomat who does a stint at the RH before going back to being an ambassador.
The Master of Ceremonies is often someone who has worked in the hospitality business for years, often at a five start hotel like Claridge, the St. Regis or the Dorchester Hotel.
And the Dutch RF has a solid financial office with people who have been groomed in the industry; banking, insurance, accountancy etc.

And of course the maintenance of the royal palaces is something that is not left to the royals themselves. In The Netherlands we have an agency (RGD) that looks after all government-owned buildings and pays for the maintenance, upkeep, redecorations etc. The buildings for which they are responsible vary from the Houses of Parliament (Binnenhof) to the official residence of the Prime-Minister (Catshuis) to the royal palaces. The RGD employs architects, technicians and other professionals.


Title: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 08, 2014, 10:47:56 pm
Don´t they get a Sovereign Grant which is meant to be used to maintain the royal palaces? Someone else might know more about that. There were rumblings a while back that whilst HM was allowing all those millions to be spent on renovations for that odious lazy duo, repairs to the roof at BP were not being done and buckets had to be put out to catch the leaks when it rained.  Can´t spare money to replace the BP roof, or repair it.

As for buying anything to fund the royals, no, I do not have to buy it and most certainly will not give them a penny of my money ever. There should be a box to tick on our tax forms, tick if you want to fund the royals, my box would remain unticked permanently.  I begrudge even one penny to that lot, let them use their own money, they live in these places, not me or the other tax payers, and there is also the little matter that they are unelected, personally I would not vote for them either.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HennyPenny on December 09, 2014, 05:08:19 am
^^^^^ They should be like the SRF and live in a smaller place and use Buckingham Palace to official events that way, it can be open longer and the country can see year round ..


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on December 09, 2014, 05:30:37 am
The Sovereign Grant covers all official expenses including maintenance of the occupied royal palaces - and that includes the maintenance of KP.

Until the Sovereign Grant there was a separate organisation who looked after the maintenance but due to the fact that the amount of money was frozen in 1997 they are about 30 million pounds behind in the maintenance. Had the amount of money needed been kept up from 1997 onwards the palaces wouldn't be in the state they are in but the government froze the money and so decisions had to be made but the organisation that was making that decision didn't consult with those who lived in the palaces and so information about what needed to be done weren't always conveyed.

Now The Queen is able to make the decisions herself about what to do.

Every penny of the Sovereign Grant is accounted for including 4 million to remove asbestos from KP and any moneys spent at BP but the moneys from the Sovereign Grant have to cover a lot more than the maintenance of the palaces and every year that over 30 million isn't spent on bringing the palaces up to scratch they will fall further and further behind.

If they were to move out of BP where could they move to - St James' is largely offices these days, KP is either offices or full and there are no other palaces in central London.

Where would all the engagements that take place at BP then take place as all royals undertake engagements in BP now and there can be more than one engagement taking place there at the same time. All the palaces host receptions, dinners, lunches, meetings etc


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 09, 2014, 06:57:48 am
^^^^^ They should be like the SRF and live in a smaller place and use Buckingham Palace to official events that way, it can be open longer and the country can see year round ..

They could all live in Clarence House or Windsor castle.

Thing is, that one room, the Throne Room, has a throne that was used by HM and Philip but once. It's still an empty almost never used room and the thrones have not been used since, but that stuff still takes up space and that space isn't used.

They could all live at KP and reside there, which would make sense mainly because it is in London and if HM and Philip lived there, it would free Buck House (supposedly the royals *despise* living there anyway) and would mean less need for large amounts of security. The BRF does not need multiple residences.

Princess Anne does not need Gatcombe Park, nor does Zara need a place of her own and they could reside on KP and it would free up the land for farming or at least keep them in one place so there is no need for so many security officer expenses. It's not like KP isn't ideal.

Buck House for work, or St.James, and then KP as an official residence. KP has extensive grounds for riding and stables.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on December 09, 2014, 08:55:31 am
They can't all live at KP as there are limited spaces there.

Windsor means the Head of State not living in the capital but outside it and is too small for the entire royal family.

Clarence House is too small for more than one family - currently Charles and Camilla - and is part of the St James complex.

The throne room is used quite a bit especially for formal addresses to the monarch.

It is also in the middle of a collection of rooms that are used for many receptions etc.

BP is one of the most heavily used buildings in the royal set-up.

Currently The Queen, Philip, Andrew and Edward all live in BP when in London so moving to KP - where there are no free apartments at the moment would mean moving three family set-ups not one.

Anne does need Gatcombe - which is privately owned by her and isn't an 'occupied royal palace' as that is where her private income is earnt and is what she will leave to her children. It is currently running as a farm anyway with Anne and Mark (who lives on the neighbouring Aston Farm) living there.

The Queen and her descendants currently number 11 separate family units - and that would mean 11 separate apartments. KP doesn't have 'extensive grounds' at all. The majority of the grounds are Kensington Gardens - which is open to the public - so to move the family to KP would actually mean closing Kensington Gardens for security reasons. They also link up directly with Hyde Park which again would mean putting up security around that park as well.

In 1952 The Queen didn't want to move into BP but the government of the day told her - 'no way - the home of the monarch is BP - end of argument'. It is an iconic building as associated with the monarchy as any building and more so than KP with the entire Mall set up designed for the parades etc that go down that route. Not possible to do that at KP as it is at the end of a park that is now open to the public. It would cost millions to set up KP for what BP already has and would also mean the loss of the income from having KP open to the public most days of the year.

A quick count of the engagements in the different royal palaces this year has over 600 in BP by various members of the royal family while KP has hosted around 60 and St James including CH around 400. Windsor has also had around 50 - so around 1000 in the different palaces and often two or three of those are on at the same time in BP while something else is happening at St James/CH.

How many families have three or four generations living in the same home these days? Why should the royal family live on top of each other when other families don't do that.

Currently they have 4 occupied royal palaces - BP, KP, CH/St James and Windsor. For a family of 30 people that averages out to around 7.5 per home as some of those who live there no longer have their children living with them and when they marry Beatrice and Eugenie won't be living in a palace either. Only Harry in his generation will need to be housed in the future - no doubt somewhere in the St James' complex unless the Gloucester's or Michael's of Kent are forced to move from their family homes to somewhere else to make way for him in KP.

Another thing that has to be considered if the royals are to move out of BP is where to all the office staff go to work - remembering that there are a number of offices in BP along with KP and St James. If we move the family into KP then the office staff at KP and BP would have to be moved somewhere else - and that would cost a lot of money to move them to another building.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on December 09, 2014, 10:09:24 am
Mememe - this logical stuff  really has to stop -  bignono

 :goodpost:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on December 09, 2014, 10:19:32 am
An excellent post, meememe.  :thumbsup: That is exactly the situation. Moving such large numbers of staff would make the whole thing untenable!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on December 24, 2014, 09:27:58 pm
Some rather irreverent pics of QE on the Chris Spivey site but interestingly also comments that she might abdicate during her speech tomorrow.  I personally don't  believe she would.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 24, 2014, 09:36:51 pm
seems like NBC already aired the speech

phil dampier ‏@phildampier 7h7 hours ago
Is nothing sacred? Naughty NBC have already shown the Queen's Christmas speech. Mind you, at least we know she's not abdicating!

Victoria Arbiter @victoriaarbiter  ·  3h 3 hours ago
NBC is probably the most royal friendly network in the world but breaking the embargo on the Queen's Xmas msg was a major balls up!

 Mo_Holland ‏@Mo_Holland 8h8 hours ago
No response from Buckingham Palace about showing Queen's Christmas message 2 days early (@RoyalReporter ?) pic.twitter.com/G4PsrSBvOB


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on December 25, 2014, 08:05:58 am
^^

Re above, part of a comment found on another board.   I feel so sad to see this having once been the staunchest of Monarchists but sadly no longer.

'Once upon a time no one would have dared or even wanted to publish pics like that but now they are flying round the Internet at the speed of light with much guffawing and mirth!   Some saying that they have even joined the crotch shot ones of Kate as people's dart boards on workshop and garage walls.   Since the Midds jostled their way on board the Monarchy is at an all time low from which it will never recover.'


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 25, 2014, 10:10:58 pm
What can we expect when she lets the likes of the medds into the family, she should have known they would drag her into the gutter, and make the royals a laughing stock, but she chose to ignore it.  That photo of ma today at the church, jeez, she looked as rough as a bears backside, and that is pretty rough. All this plotting, planning and scheming is taking its toll on her face.  Someone said she had a facelift a couple of years ago  -  news for her, wast of money, dropped back again already.  Her face shoes her nature  -  mean and hard.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 05, 2015, 07:25:09 pm
On their travels again! The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh set to visit Germany this summer says Buckingham Palace
It was the scene of one of Prince Philip's most infamous gaffes. As he helped the Queen to open the new British Embassy in Berlin in 2000, the royal was memorably overheard describing the building as 'ghastly'.

Now the Duke of Edinburgh is set to make a return to the city - and the embassy - after Buckingham Palace announced that the prince will travel with the Queen to Germany this summer.

The tour, which will be the Queen's first to the country since 2004, follows an invitation from President Joachim Gauck, a former East German dissident.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2897225/On-travels-Queen-Duke-Edinburgh-set-visit-Germany-summer-says-Buckingham-Palace.html



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Freya on January 06, 2015, 01:46:23 pm
I just wonder how much impact the latest scandal is having on QE and PP. It can't be doing them any good at their age.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on January 06, 2015, 08:02:42 pm
This will hasten their demise.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 06, 2015, 08:29:20 pm
HM and Philip might have known and turned a blind eye.

Philip idolized Mountbatten who might have been perving a fishing boy and HM/Philip strike me as the type that will not mind any depravity as long as THEIR family members and chosen friends are safe and well.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on January 06, 2015, 09:19:41 pm
I doubt the Queen favors depravity.  She may be good at denial but that is not the same thing.  We know from the many reports that PP has had arguments with both Charles and Andrew about the people they associate with and their love of luxury.  We also know PP has argued with Andrew constantly over his laziness and light charity work schedule.

It has been claimed by the biographers of the Queen Mom that HM was depressed over her sons divorces and affairs and felt she had been a bad mother.

So from these reports alone we can see that they are not okay with Andrew's escapades.  What we see is the public show that must be put on to support the monarchy - but I'd bet there is huge disgust with Andrew behind the scenes.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on January 07, 2015, 12:47:43 am
I'm glad I'm not him. Whew!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Snowdrop on January 15, 2015, 12:53:56 pm
This is pretty explosive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv4R7SgLSpA


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 16, 2015, 12:40:07 am
I doubt the Queen favors depravity.  She may be good at denial but that is not the same thing.  We know from the many reports that PP has had arguments with both Charles and Andrew about the people they associate with and their love of luxury.  We also know PP has argued with Andrew constantly over his laziness and light charity work schedule.

It has been claimed by the biographers of the Queen Mom that HM was depressed over her sons divorces and affairs and felt she had been a bad mother.

So from these reports alone we can see that they are not okay with Andrew's escapades.  What we see is the public show that must be put on to support the monarchy - but I'd bet there is huge disgust with Andrew behind the scenes.

Philip was known in his younger years to revel in luxury, he cultivated rich friends for that very purpose. So Philip has no business being righteous with the example he set.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on January 16, 2015, 12:48:58 am
We also know PP has argued with Andrew constantly over his laziness and light charity work schedule.


If Philip has every said anything about Andrew's work schedule he would be speaking through his hat. Since 2000, when he left the navy, Andrew has been one of the hardest workers for the family - consistently in the top 3 - 4. Prior to 2000 he had a full-time navy career and so couldn't be expected to carry a large workload while working full-time (even less than Harry as he was often away at sea for extended periods - although he did do more when he was stationed onshore).


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on January 16, 2015, 01:36:05 am
I doubt the Queen favors depravity.  She may be good at denial but that is not the same thing.  We know from the many reports that PP has had arguments with both Charles and Andrew about the people they associate with and their love of luxury.  We also know PP has argued with Andrew constantly over his laziness and light charity work schedule.

It has been claimed by the biographers of the Queen Mom that HM was depressed over her sons divorces and affairs and felt she had been a bad mother.

So from these reports alone we can see that they are not okay with Andrew's escapades.  What we see is the public show that must be put on to support the monarchy - but I'd bet there is huge disgust with Andrew behind the scenes.

Philip was known in his younger years to revel in luxury, he cultivated rich friends for that very purpose. So Philip has no business being righteous with the example he set.

Philip was a fulltime naval officer until he was thirty, so he'd hardly be revelling in luxury. It was noted by the King's valet that his clothes were shabby when he came to visit Princess Elizabeth, no signs of great wealth there.

 His best friends as a young married man were his cousin David Milford Haven and a photographer, Baron Nahum, the son of Italian immigrants from Tripoli, his equerry Mike Parker, actors James Robertson Justice, David Niven and. Peter Ustinov  and a harmonica player, Larry Adler! Hardly cultivating  the wealthy,

I'd really like to know what wealthy friends Philip cultivated, what tropical holidays he and the Queen went on that we're paid for by rich friends. They've holidayed at Balmoral and Sandringham for decades. I'm not saying that Philip has been poor since his marriage but he has never led a life life Andrew's.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 16, 2015, 03:55:34 pm
Philip was known to make reasons to be able to go to the Latin countries and he would party with/visit Merle Oberon and have other connections as well. There was that six month stint on a yacht in his early marriage, which he justified as visiting Commonwealth countries.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KGap on January 16, 2015, 06:50:05 pm
No Windsor is exactly "hardworking." Let's dispel that idea right here and now. Not to mention the innumerable perks that come with the position.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 16, 2015, 10:55:35 pm
Prince Philip's new mobile - with a ringtone as loud as a drill! Duke of Edinburgh starts using phone designed for hard of hearing

He only bedgrudgingly started to wear a hearing aid in public a few months ago.

But Prince Philip is already making adjustments for it in other areas of his life.

The 93-year-old royal has just started using a special mobile phone especially designed for people suffering from hearing loss, it can be revealed.

Most high street phones are not compatible for people wearing aids because of the levels of interfearence.

And while Philip’s new amplicomms M8000 is short on smart phone-style gimmicks, it can be up to 80 times louder than regular mobiles.

It also has a powerful vibrating alert - and a ringtone that can sound as loud as a road drill.

The phone also boasts a voice assisted operating system, a large keypad and screen and an SOS emergency button linked to five pre-selected numbers.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2913995/Prince-Philip-s-new-mobile-ringtone-loud-drill-Duke-Edinburgh-starts-using-phone-designed-hard-hearing.html



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 17, 2015, 01:03:50 pm
Can´t see the point, doubt he is let out alone these days, ever.  He is very frail and doddery, as expected for his age.  Be daft to have nobody with him and I am sure he does.  Probably a freebie from the company to get some advertising for it. Sorry to sound cynical, but we know there MO by now, and it is not pretty.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Snowdrop on January 17, 2015, 01:25:45 pm
In response to the announcement of this latest trip/freebie - all I can say it is a pity they can't stay there


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on January 17, 2015, 07:04:06 pm
If much more come out about this questionable and corrupt family they probably won't want to come back.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Snowdrop on January 17, 2015, 08:13:18 pm
Good


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 24, 2015, 12:32:53 pm
Not sure if this has been posted anywhere on the forum, but it disgusted me.

Flags at half mast and fawning praise for a King 'loved by his people' sparks furious backlash over rule which saw 'death by stoning' for adultery and regular beheadings
Tributes paid by world leaders after 90-year-old King Abdullah's death
PM 'deeply saddened' by 'death of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques'
Flags ordered to fly at half mast on Government buildings out of respect
But it triggered bitter backlash from people including Ruth Davidson
Leader of Scottish Conservatives said it was ‘a steaming pile of nonsense’
King oversaw regular public beheadings and floggings for political dissent

In the article I read this

.....The senior Labour MP Ann Clwyd questioned why Britain was paying tribute to a leader with an ‘appalling’ human rights record.
Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch asked: ‘When will we stop the goddamm cultural relativism and say NO IT’S NOT OK to whip women, stop them voting, working, having custody rights?’
After the death of Princess Diana in 1997, there was a public outcry because no flag was flying over Buckingham Palace – let alone one at half mast.
The reason was because the Royal Standard was the only flag traditionally allowed to fly, and only when the sovereign was present. The Queen was at Balmoral. The Queen responded to the outcry by ordering the Union Flag to fly at half mast on the day of Diana’s funeral....


Just about sums the British royal family up doesn´t it.  Rather fly the flag for a vile creature, but did not want to fly the flag for Princess Diana. About time we got rid of this lot, their priorities are definitely in the wrong place.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2923527/Flags-half-mast-fawning-praise-King-loved-people-sparks-furious-public-backlash.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 24, 2015, 01:23:59 pm
Randy Andy, and Charles mourning a tyrant: Is it time to chop off the Royal Family?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/prince-andrew-king-abdullah-mourned-5029921


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Snowdrop on January 24, 2015, 01:56:17 pm
They are flying the flag as we all need to toady to the Saudis because of oil.

Sadam was blamed for 9/11 which led to the illegal war but there is far more evidence that points towards Saudi involvement and financing - yet we didn't go to war with them - oil is the answer to all this


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HennyPenny on January 24, 2015, 11:36:09 pm
Let me get this straight, everyone was too busy to go to Queen Fabiola's funeral but found time for king Abdullah's...


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on January 24, 2015, 11:38:22 pm
That's about it in a nutshell, HennyPenny.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on January 25, 2015, 12:54:09 am
I still think there's a long-standing feud going on between the BRF and the Belgian royals.

There are historical links between Britain and Saudi Arabia dating back to World War One as well as Charles's friendship. Wasn't Vice President Joe Biden the U.S. representative at the funeral?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 25, 2015, 01:37:04 am
Whatever the feud, the royals are supposed to keep their personally feelings neutralized. That is supposed to be the reason for their existence, to be neutral in all areas.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on January 25, 2015, 02:34:15 am
True - which suggests that the British Government had a say in the non-attendance at Fabiola's funeral while sending the PM and the PoW to Saudi Arabia.

The BRF don't do things without the Government's approval so the idea that the government didn't want a BRF presence at the funeral for Fabiola for their own political reasons.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 25, 2015, 03:24:44 am
No way. Royals are supposed to be outside of this stuff; I think the BRF sent Charles because of all the fabulous jewels that the Saudis give all the time.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on January 25, 2015, 03:52:10 am
the US president is now going there on Tuesday

They sent Charles not because of jewels but because of oil!!!  Worth more than jewels

If not for the Brits - SA would not exist


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 27, 2015, 09:40:23 pm
Prince Philip receives knight of Australia honour
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott used the country's national day to announce a knighthood for Prince Philip. Mr Abbot, who reintroduced the honour just last year, said the Duke of Edinburgh, 93, was being honoured for his contribution to Australia over the course of the Queen's 62-year reign.

In a statement issued on Monday, Mr Abbot said that the Queen had accepted his recommendation that the Prince and Scotland-born defence force chief Angus Houston "be awarded Australia's highest honour as Knights of the Order of Australia"
http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2015012623056/prince-philip-knighthood-australia/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 01, 2015, 06:52:36 pm
Just read this on DM.  Very different from Christmas Day when HM could not speed off fast enough, presumably to miss the medds, not her usual MO at all.

Today, back to normal, she spoke with the crowds and accepted flowers, which is what she usually does on Christmas Day as well.  She looks really nice in that pale pink, really suits her

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip looked happy and relaxed as they greeted well-wishers after church near their Norfolk home today.
Wearing a pale pink tweed coat with a natty matching hat decorated with fabric flowers and a pink ribbon, the Queen spoke to fellow church-goers and even accepted a bunch of tulips from one woman.
The royal wrapped up against the cold in a blush floral-print silk scarf and black gloves, while the Duke of Edinburgh wore his trademark long brown wool coat


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2935242/The-Queen-smiles-pastel-coat-hat-greets-wishers-Sunday-service-Sandringham-estate.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on February 01, 2015, 08:22:44 pm
lovely outfit - HM looks happy and pleased to be talking to people.  But it does seem there are some spinal issues for her - her posture - a bit stooped - suggests a touch of arthritis in the spine.  Perhaps that explains why some days HM will stop and chat and take flowers but on other days will not - good days bad days re: her back.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on February 01, 2015, 08:37:43 pm
Yes, she does look a lot happier without the Medds there, and she does look like she has a touch of arthritis too.

And that outfit she has on is stunning but PP looks cold. (Frozen actually which cannot be good for anyone, despite their age.) And that can't be fun if she is on her feet all day.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 01, 2015, 10:36:13 pm
If it was arthritis on Christmas Day then she sure dashed off pretty smart, there was no stopping her.  And the way the people around her were positively "gobsmacked" for want of a better word watching her scuttle off so fast, she looked as though she was under starters.  Her feet all but kicked up dust she as she sped along to the car.

^^  Agree, a lot happier without the medds around. Shame they had to turf up, probably quite ruined HM´s Christmas Day.  Yes, beautiful outfit, but she doesn´t spend her time on her feet all day, especially these days as she is much older, I think most people take that into consideration and she is not kept standing for long.  Horrid thing arthritis, my mother suffered terribly with it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rebecca on February 02, 2015, 01:21:28 am
Back issues are difficult to deal with, but she does seem to get around well considering her age. Lovely shade of pink.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Snowdrop on February 02, 2015, 04:28:50 pm
scuttle off so fast, she looked as though she was under starters.  Her feet all but kicked up dust she as she sped along to the car.


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on February 03, 2015, 06:51:10 am
The Queen is the most admired woman in Britain according to a new international poll.

https://yougov.co.uk/news/2015/01/30/most-admired-2015/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 03, 2015, 07:05:40 am
Isn't she always?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 03, 2015, 10:45:32 pm
Probably only asked a few sychophants who all voted for her  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on February 04, 2015, 01:12:58 am
It was a YouGov poll, held internationally and involving 25,000 people in 23 countries. YouGov is a respected and established polling organisation.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 04, 2015, 10:16:31 pm
^With respect, that is your opinion, not mine and not necessarily the opinion of others.  We all have our own opinions and beliefs which we hold to. It is a known, not necessarily spoken, fact that most of the polls are manipulated to suit situations.  It is of little interest to me how many were polled and how many countries, again we only have YouGov word for that, no proof.  I could be thinking people had been polled in the UK, but not me, and vice versa.  Personally I would have to see all legitimate papers to believe any of it.  It is my personal opinion that many polls are manipulated, and I have no proof/evidence to the contrary about this particular one.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on February 04, 2015, 10:31:38 pm
^I have to agree.  That's a pretty small sampling of the world, population-wise and I usually take polls lightly.  I've never been asked and neither has anybody I know so there's that.

Although, I do agree that HM should be admired and at or near the top of the list. She has really really earned her spot.  I forget but hope Pope Francis made it.  If Kate Middleton is #4 or is it 5, he certainly should be.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 06, 2015, 07:25:39 pm
Quote
Martin @CourtierUK  ·  

At this moment 63 years ago, Prince Philip tells his wife that her father has died during the night and, consequently, she was now Queen.

At this moment 63 years ago, flags across the world are lowered to half-mast for the King’s death. Plans made for new Queen’s return to UK.

George VI death: from British Pathe archives… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgpQaKIxJtQ …

Along the route, ordinary Kenyans reportedly stood calling, “shauri mbaya kabisa" (“the very worst has happened").

At this moment 63 years ago, 150 members of the Privy Council meet at St James’s Palace to prepare the new Queen’s public proclamation.

At this moment 63 years ago, the House of Commons returns to allow members to swear the oath of allegiance to the new Queen
.



Queen marks 63 years on British throne
London (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II on Friday celebrated 63 years on the British throne as she neared the record set by Queen Victoria for the longest-reigning monarch.
http://news.yahoo.com/queen-marks-63-years-british-throne-154936125.html;_ylt=A0LEVjuiFtVU8gwAHTQnnIlQ






Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on February 06, 2015, 07:46:33 pm
^Remarkable.

Question, tho:  If it's 63 years how come 62 cannon rounds or whatever they're shooting?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on February 06, 2015, 07:58:44 pm
Is it not because HM was crowned Queen 62 yrs ago and pledged her allegiance to the country?

This is the only thing I can think of offhand.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on February 07, 2015, 01:05:30 am
At the Tower of London 62 rounds are fired from cannon on specific Royal anniversaries. These consist of a basic 21, plus a further 20 because the Tower is still a Royal Palace plus another 21 for the City of London. The Tower is a City landmark.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on February 11, 2015, 07:41:59 pm
http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/02/06/orig-queen-elizabeth-63-years.cnn (http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/02/06/orig-queen-elizabeth-63-years.cnn)

Queen Elizabeth II - 63 years in 63 seconds.

(Can't stop the revolving video for some reason)


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 02, 2015, 06:00:05 pm
Union Flag: Outdated relic of colonial past removed from Fiji flag

http://dailywales.net/2015/02/04/union-flag-outdated-relic-of-colonial-past-removed-from-fiji-flag/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on March 02, 2015, 06:12:27 pm
Wouldn't be surprised if more smartly follow with everything happening in the RF right now.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 03, 2015, 11:32:24 am
DOMINIC LAWSON: Britain's National Anthem is such a dirge. Why can't we have a new one?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2975045/DOMINIC-LAWSON-Britain-s-National-Anthem-dirge-t-new-one.html


EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Was the Queen planning to miss Afghanistan memorial at St Paul's?
By EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE FOR THE DAILY MAIL


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2976678/EPHRAIM-HARDCASTLE-Queen-planning-miss-Afghanistan-memorial-453-serviceman-died-conflict.html#ixzz3TJhqpelr

Loved this little para - a little dig at wimpo and his lack of manners?

Eddie Redmayne is not at all miffed that his former Eton classmate Prince William hasn’t sent a congratulatory note following his Oscar triumph.
Asked if they were still chums Eddie, 33, replied: ‘Urm, no – he was a pal at school, but I haven’t seen him since. And no – no messages.’


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on March 06, 2015, 07:24:32 pm
MP's swearing allegiance to the Queen

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/buzz/item/839516-our-oaths-to-british-royal-family-clintons-and-the-bushes


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 10, 2015, 08:27:54 pm
It’s not a very good likeness, is it?’ Prince Philip proves he still has a cheeky sense of humour as the Queen launches the Britannia cruise liner in Southampton


He may be pushing 94, but Prince Philip’s not lost one iota of his sense of humour.

Watching his wife sign an empty picture mount – in which a glossy portrait of the monarch was later placed - the on-form royal remarked waspishly: ‘It’s not a very good likeness, is it?’

Philip had accompanied the Queen to Southampton to officially name the new £473 million P&O cruise liner Britannia, in which the finished photograph will, eventually, hang.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2987802/Looking-shipshape-Queen-lovely-peach-launches-new-cruise-ship-gives-suitably-regal-Britannia.html#ixzz3U15sMlII
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on March 10, 2015, 10:01:37 pm
^All the other noise aside, if/when something happens to PP, I can only imagine how much she is going to miss him. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on March 10, 2015, 10:48:02 pm
Yes, absolutely. He's been a part of her life since she first developed a crush on him at 13. Imagine!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 18, 2015, 10:00:37 pm
Queen declines offer of corgi at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsHDOHr_caA

Queen names new cruise liner Britannia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlkEKOBc504


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 23, 2015, 02:09:43 pm
Found this on Not Windor on Twitter

Not windsor retweeted
 Martin @CourtierUK  ·  21h 21 hours ago
Parliament will be dissolved next Monday ahead of election. First time this has been done without need for Queen’s consent.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 01, 2015, 08:39:15 pm
The Queen is 'stunned' by beauty of royal presents given to George IV after seeing them for the first time and jokes 'you don't get gifts like that any more'

The Queen is said to have been 'stunned' by the beauty of royal gifts given to her forebear George III after setting eyes on them for the first time.

Her Majesty, who was attending the launch of a new digitised archive of royal papers at Windsor Castle, joked with guests that 'you don’t get gifts like that any more.'

The Queen, who was wearing a light blue dress and carrying a small black purse, said she was 'extremely interested' by the books and letters on display in the castle’s Royal Library.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3021667/The-Queen-stunned-beauty-royal-presents-given-George-IV-seeing-time-jokes-don-t-gifts-like-more.html



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Stephanie on April 01, 2015, 10:10:45 pm
Love HM.
She is a shepherd and not selfish unlike other people we know.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on April 01, 2015, 11:28:07 pm
Imagine the number of artefacts and documents hidden away for centuries at Windsor and never really seeing the light of day till now! I hope that some of these 'gifts' to the Prince Regent will go on display to the public in the future.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 21, 2015, 03:46:58 am
Happy 89th Birthday Queen Elizabeth II - her life in pictures
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/11549870/Happy-89th-Birthday-Queen-Elizabeth-II-her-life-in-pictures.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on April 21, 2015, 05:36:47 am
Happy 89th birthday for the 21st April :bestwishes:, HM, and many more of them please. Don't really want to see Camilla as Queen Consort.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Jane23 on April 21, 2015, 09:11:31 am
 :stars: :bday-song: :bestwishes: :box: :cake-girl: :bday-bash:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Steph on April 21, 2015, 11:03:11 am
 :bday-song: :goodluck:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 22, 2015, 08:29:32 pm
Queen presents Duke of Edinburgh with his controversial Australian knighthood  (because if there's one thing Philip needs, it's another gong)

The Duke of Edinburgh has been presented with the insignia of his Australian knighthood by the Queen, in recognition of his contribution to the Commonwealth nation.

Prince Philip was presented with the award on Wednesday by his wife, despite significant criticism of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott following the announcement in January that he had recommended the Duke for the honour.

The citation recognises the 93-year-old Duke of Edinburgh's long service to the British monarchy and the Commonwealth, adding: 'He has served Australia with distinction and is patron of over 800 organisations.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3050862/Queen-Elizabeth-presents-husband-Duke-Edinburgh-controversial-Australian-knighthood.html



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 25, 2015, 05:58:44 pm
Prince William joins The Queen and party leaders at Cenotaph to mark 100th anniversary of Gallipoli landings - but leaves Kate Middleton stuck in hospital waiting for the Royal baby to


leaders to mark 100 years since the start of the Gallipoli campaign at the Cenotaph today - leaving the overdue Duchess of Cambridge in hospital.

The Prince, who looked calm during the ceremony in London, had been desperate to make the engagement but his appearance had hung in the balance due to Kate's due date arriving.

Thousands flocked to the emotional service this morning, which was also attended by the Duke of Edinburgh, top military figures and the three major party leaders, as well as Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones and Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who was not called upon for official duties.


Despite being invited, Nicola Sturgeon was notably absent from the event, sending her Infrastructure Minister Keith Brown in her place.

The SNP leader, who snubbed a service last month to honour soldiers who gave their lives in Afghanistan, instead attended a memorial event in Scotland before heading to a party women's pledge in Glasgow.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3055047/Prince-Charles-leads-emotional-dawn-ceremony-mark-100th-anniversary-disastrous-Gallipoli-landings.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 27, 2015, 07:01:21 am
Queen drops out of top 300 richest people in Britain for the first time as Ukrainian oligarch worth £13billion becomes country's richest man

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3055643/Ukrainian-oligarch-worth-13billion-Britain-s-richest-man-wealth-1-000-people-doubles-decade.html#ixzz3YUEpyZdP
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Bella on April 27, 2015, 07:56:31 pm
Interesting timing for this to hit the news, basically, HM is short of $$...Hmmm...Of course she needs $$$...Wasty & clan laid out demands so they get lost in the sunset & never return to the RF again..It's disgraceful that the people have to support them & shouldn't when their subjects can't make ends meet as it is..Am hoping the people opened their eyes now & since Wasty doesn't have any events scheduled for 21mos due to the supposed "new baby", what a perfect way so the people won't expect to see her & to set them up somewhere far away with home & $$ to live on...this is going to get interesting, IMO. Then we'll hear they've separated/divorced...Am hoping some media opens this entire charade up..They certainly achieved what they wanted, to ruin the monarchy, PW included by shunning his family..He shouldn't get away w/ this either, IMO.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 27, 2015, 09:36:47 pm
You are right on target Bella. None of these people should get away with any of it. Just waiting for someone to spill the beans on all of them.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 27, 2015, 10:51:44 pm
About someone did.  It will come from Europe or the US I reckon, Europe more than likely.  The British press are gagged, and I doubt a British publisher would touch an exposé unless they had some backbone to take it on.  Too many know too much.  Wasty herself has given the game away this time around, whether by arrogance or sheer could not care less any more who knows.  This will explode on the old couple big time, too many odd things being questioned as well.  Do I feel sorry for them?  Not one bit, the situation should have been addressed at the very beginning before they allowed it to escalate, their own fault. They might be old, but they are sharp as razors the pair of them, plus they have many to do things for them.  No nned for all this to have arisen in the first place had then not turned a blind eye.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Mememe on May 03, 2015, 02:37:31 pm

this man is still driving??  wow!!


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/05/03/13/28454BC300000578-3044227-image-a-2_1430657598443.jpg



source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3044227/Royal-baby-girl-revealed-Kate-Middleton-Prince-William-outside-Lindo-Wing.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 03, 2015, 03:27:58 pm
The guy in the back not looking too happy about it  lol  It is probably a  private road at Sandringham so nobody else about and if they do see him coming will give the vehicle a very wide berth if they have an sense   :laundry:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 03, 2015, 04:39:09 pm
With all the cutting edge holistic medical treatment they get, PP's eye sight is better than most 30 year olds.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 04, 2015, 09:43:02 pm
I am not sure where to post this.  Have had a good look around but can´t find anything on this topic.  Mods, please feel free to move, I really do not know where to put it.  Came across it whilst looking for something else.

Britain’s Jewish Royal Family

http://northerntruthseeker.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-truth-about-so-called-british-royal.html?m=1


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Bella on May 05, 2015, 08:21:00 pm
There's many articles about this on the net & am happy to see it posted..it explains more..TY!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 07, 2015, 01:26:38 pm
This just about sums the rf up.  All that money and begging for more to mend a leaking roof at BP, after all the fund for that has gone to revamp KP for the lazy duo.

https://scontent-mad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11223763_860047267422296_7872472469326411579_n.jpg?oh=f17e5808970f15d95b228527f20b9a61&oe=55D30AE1


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 07, 2015, 03:38:24 pm
That quality of poor mouthing and lying of HM is quite disgusting.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Bella on May 07, 2015, 06:50:46 pm
Yes it is.. None of them belong there..Now you wonder why she looks at people the way she does, as if to say, "you have nothing to say about it, I'm here now"...is about time people everywhere take back what is rightfully yours! I've also read she owns land in Colorado.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 07, 2015, 06:58:36 pm
Hmmm, not good press for HM (not that I feel sorry for her one bit). All that money wasted on the lazy duo, homes, cars, helicopter, renovations, hair extensions, you name it.

The comments on the first page are pretty scathing, with many in agreement.  Past their sell by date IMO, get rid of the lot of them, queenie included.

The Queen's hidden cousins: They were banished to an asylum in 1941 and left neglected now an intriguing  documentary reveals all

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2059831/The-Queens-hidden-cousins-They-banished-asylum-1941-left-neglected-intriguing-documentary-reveals-all.html

So much coming out right now, in fact a lot of it since sprog I was "delivered".


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on May 07, 2015, 10:19:37 pm
The story about the cousins has been known for about 20 years so no news there.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 07, 2015, 10:23:41 pm
Yes, we most of us have been aware of this situation for many years now, however Channel 4 has chosen to do a documentary, which makes it, at the moment, topical.  Should be interesting, although doubt there will much in it we do not already know.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 07, 2015, 11:07:20 pm
It is good because it will educate the masses about how ruthless and cold HM really is.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Bella on May 08, 2015, 03:08:19 am
HM must be nervous with the election...


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Jane23 on May 08, 2015, 08:47:47 am
^ Cameron won ... Liz is happy  :bouncy: ...


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 08, 2015, 10:27:58 am
Our US news says this 'shock' of a win also means a stronger base for another try at Scottish independence so it's not all great news for HM.  The SNP played a huge role it says.  I say all of this with a strong caveat that I don't understand all of the delicacies of English politics.  Didn't people dislike Cameron?  Guess not.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Countess of Holland on May 08, 2015, 12:44:51 pm
In the UK, as well as in other European countries, parties have programs and people tend to vote more for the program than for the person.

In several EU countries this is even more the case because these countries (not the UK) have proportional representation, like in The Netherlands, where the country is essentially one constituency.

The UK system tends to favour big parties because of the smaller constituents and the winner-takes-all principle. A party like UKIP is complaining now, as they have one seat only despite getting over 3 million votes nation wide. But I guess the voters should blame themselves; most UKIP-voters (often former Conservatives) probably voted against the Alternative Voting Scheme that was put up in a referendum in 2011 on request of the LibDems. Had that scheme been implemented, UKIP would have had more seats.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 08, 2015, 04:56:39 pm
Complete shock and many disappointed over this election.  Also, as with the Scottish Yes//No vote last September, quite a few of the voting letters never arrived, plus they sent a lot out by email and people did not realise, just thought the voting paper would come ion the post.  All very sneaky, just like cameron himself.  The thought of that weak creature "leading" the country for another 5 years is not what a lot of us would have wished for.  Will he keep his promises?  The ones he made to himself no doubt, not the people.  Major disappointment.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Jane23 on May 08, 2015, 07:28:43 pm
I have no horses in this race as I am not British but I followed the elections ... to me David Cameron was the most passionate and had no real adversary if you ask me he killed it perfect Campaign and a well deserved win ...


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 08, 2015, 10:47:12 pm
Hmmm, not sure a lot of Brits would agree with you, a lot are very disappointed, no matter what the media is telling the world.  Never been a fan of cameron, not against the tory party as such, although did not vote for them, but he is too smarmy and greasy for my liking.  Many sad people today that they won again.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 10, 2015, 04:47:28 pm
The press would like to have us think the HM has well and truly accepted, and is happy, with chucky´s marriage to camzilla.  Based on that I find this photo quite comical.  They do say what can´t speak can´t lie  :bouncy:


http://tinyurl.com/kaoth73


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 15, 2015, 02:47:31 pm
Found this interesting.  It is dated 24 September 2010.  Nevertheless this, to me, shows me how little HM cares about her "subjects".  I had never seen this before.  What a money grubbing lot.  They live rent and everything else free, they pay out for nothing, and they want money taken from poor souls with nothing who are struggling to keep warm, pensioners dying of hypothermia because they can´t afford heating.   No wonder so many of us no longer want any of our taxes used to fund that greedy lot.  They are sat on a vast personal fortune, let them use some of it.

Queen tried to use state poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace

The Queen asked ministers for a poverty handout to help heat her palaces but was rebuffed because they feared it would be a public relations disaster, documents disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act reveal.

Royal aides were told that the £60m worth of energy-saving grants were aimed at families on low incomes and if the money was given to Buckingham Palace instead of housing associations or hospitals it could lead to "adverse publicity" for the Queen and the Government.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/queen-tried-to-use-state-poverty-fund-to-heat-buckingham-palace-2088179.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Akasha 85 on May 15, 2015, 07:14:11 pm
That's an oldie dear, I do think we discussed it way back when..


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 15, 2015, 07:19:26 pm
That's an oldie dear, I do think we discussed it way back when..

I am well aware of that, I put the date in the comment.  Not looking for discussion, and commented that I personally had not read it before, which in turn could mean others had not seen it either.  I put it on here for info.  Mods, if you wish to remove the post please do so, no problem for me, I was unaware there was a time frame on when things could be posted.  Thanks.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 16, 2015, 10:43:55 pm
The proudest great-granny in Britain! The Queen beams with delight as her great-grandchildren enjoy marvellous day out (and lots of ice cream) at Royal Windsor Horse Show

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3084418/The-Queen-s-great-grandchildren-enjoy-day-Royal-Windsor-Horse-Show.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 18, 2015, 10:39:21 pm
I made a thread and somehow gave it the title The Royal Family  -  doh!  Can´t trust myself to make another one  :tehe: so will repost it here.

This is a good piece by Spivey.  I do wish he would not use the language he does, but that is him I suppose.  I found the article quite good, and I did get a laugh in places.  Is what he says true?  I tend to believe him as most of it has been heard before and he also does his research.  However, I do not have any proof as to the truth of anything in this article, but I will say I personally find it quite believable.

I think worth a read, but do remember his language is "colourful"

http://chrisspivey.org/common-as-muck/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 20, 2015, 05:54:25 pm
Interesting article in Huffington Post UK.

Labour MP Richard Burgon Calls For End Of Monarchy Before Swearing Allegiance To The Queen

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/05/20/labour-mp-richard-burgon-oath_n_7341252.html

So much going on now, leaks, etc. , dredging up the past.  Hmmm.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 20, 2015, 06:21:07 pm
Oh this is not good at all; I do wonder, who on earth did the BRF offend if in fact they've lost some kind of protection?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Stephanie on May 20, 2015, 07:08:35 pm
The monarchy is losing support because of Wimpo ,Waity and the fact that the Mansons are muscling in, living in palaces and controlling Wimpo.
If this continues I think the monarchy will end with HM.
Who wants a lazy uninterested co dependent wimp and his inadequate lazy vain wife on the throne?
All of this while getting nothing in return: they waste unimaginable amounts of money and basically spit on the UK.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 20, 2015, 07:32:00 pm
I'm more shocked that any elected official swears allegiance to a person or unknown persons (heirs).  They represent their own people and country who voted for them.  A bigger thing than one woman.  We swear to our flag, country and Republic here in the US.  To do otherwise is not something I could ever, ever do or support.  The times they are a-changing maybe for England.  I hope so.  Kinda hard to call yourself a democracy when you're bowing to a monarchy.  It's been done before but I dunno.  After HM dies, I don't see things holding up as well for that whole system.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rebecca on May 20, 2015, 08:23:45 pm
^I totally agree. As an American, it is hard for me personally to understand how anyone can swear allegiance to anyone else these days. IMO, it sounds really demeaning to have to do it. Kind of like how I can't imagine bowing to anyone... This type of thing has no place in a modern society, IMO. But for some reason that eludes me people (mainly in the DM but elsewhere too) continually post comments supporting the BRF. Its almost as if people enjoy humiliating themselves, especially as someone (cant remember who from the black spider letters) writing to Charles signed himself as "Your most humble and obedient servant". Sickening, IMO.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on May 21, 2015, 09:42:52 pm
they swear loyalty to the Queen because the monarch is the living embodiment of the state - or in UK parlance - the crown.    The "crown" is the state and so the oath is to be loyal to the nation.  In the US the constitution represents the "state" and so the Pres swears loyalty to the constitution.  It really is just a different way of understanding what the nation is. 

As for the MP - it is a rebellious gesture that has been made by other MP's before and I would not place a whole lot of significance to it.

While I agree monarchy and its accoutrements seem peculiar - that it is not "modern" seems irrelevant.  The most progressive, modern  nations on the planet - the Scandinavians - all have well liked monarchies  so monarchy and modern are not incompatible.  Besides which - modern today is old fashioned tomorrow - LOL - since democracy goes back thousands of years to the Greek city states one could also say democracy is not modern either.

What bothers me about a curtsy is how sexist it seems - LOL - men only need incline their heads to show respect - why should a woman then have to curtsy?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 21, 2015, 10:10:03 pm
I made a thread and somehow gave it the title The Royal Family  -  doh!  Can´t trust myself to make another one  :tehe: so will repost it here.

This is a good piece by Spivey.  I do wish he would not use the language he does, but that is him I suppose.  I found the article quite good, and I did get a laugh in places.  Is what he says true?  I tend to believe him as most of it has been heard before and he also does his research.  However, I do not have any proof as to the truth of anything in this article, but I will say I personally find it quite believable.

I think worth a read, but do remember his language is "colourful"

http://chrisspivey.org/common-as-muck/

How strange, the above link has been removed.  Spivey appears to have no idea why.  Makes me wonder what was in it that someone deemed it necessary to obliterate.  Spivey probably has  a copy and will no doubt post again.  Will be looking out for it, must have rattled someone´s cage.

He has now posted this, again, do be aware that he uses colourful language

In the three and a half years that I have had this site I have never had an article just disappear… Until now.

You see, for some unknown reason the “Common As Muck” article about the royal parasites that I wrote on Sunday has totally vanished… Not a single trace of it and I can’t get hold of Wolfie at the moment to find out what is going on.

Hopefully when I do, he will be able to shed some light on the matter.

In the meantime have some more royal gossip.

Now the missing article itself was based around a brown-nosing Chimp article about the Queer making an apperance at the Windsor Royal Horse Show and how she was the “proudest great granny” in the world.

Course, although some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present at the horse show, I felt compelled to point out that the Queen is that ******* proud; she couldn’t be a$$ed to see them… By the same token she spent a maximum 20 minutes seeing her newborn great-grandchild, Charlotte for the first time the other week – three days after she was born.


http://chrisspivey.org/running-in-the-family/

Why is all this being dredged up now, it all seems very odd.  I did read the first link, can´t remember anything that would have been controversial enough to have someone go in and delete.  Very very odd.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 23, 2015, 11:18:35 am
Talk about archaic and well behind the times.  About time they were brought kicking and screaming into this century.


You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/you-can-still-be-jailed-for-being-a-republican-government-confirms-and-it-remains-illegal-to-even-imagine-overthrowing-the-queen-9004176.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 23, 2015, 11:39:20 am
Also BP getting rid of senior staff.

Queen wields Palace jobs axe: Senior staff fired and morale 'at rock bottom' in austerity purge

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3093461/Queen-wields-Buckingham-Palace-jobs-axe.html#ixzz3axOHedq3

She needs to be careful, you know what they say about a wife scorned, can work in any situation, especially in this day and age.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 26, 2015, 05:00:50 am
The royal osteopath is ready to check the Queen's back can take the strain of the Imperial State Crown ahead of the opening of Parliament

Imperial State Crown is transported today from the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace in preparation for the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow.
The Queen likes it to arrive early so the Crown Jeweller, Martin Swift, can give it the once over. The monarch will then walk around the palace wearing it for at least two thirty-minute sessions, so her hairdresser and osteopath can gauge the effects it has on HM's head and back.
It's feared the 2.5lb crown – lightened and 'feminised' when she took the throne – may have to be carried in front of her in future. Expect intense competition among flunkeys for this honour.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3096803/Will-Imperial-State-Crown-heavy-Queen.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 27, 2015, 12:14:36 pm
The One Nation Queen's Speech: Cameron lays out plans for first Tory-only government for two decades with promise to help working people get on, buy a home and save for the future

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3098853/Queen-s-Speech-work-hard-right-thing.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 27, 2015, 03:36:11 pm


http://www.businessinsider.com.au/weirdest-powers-queen-elizabeth-ii-british-sovereign-prerogative-swans-dolphins-2015-5


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 28, 2015, 01:40:44 pm
Many very unimpressed with yesterday, not won any favours all round.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/27/queens-speech-the-day-psychoactive-drugs-tripped-off-the-royal-tongue?CMP=share_btn_fb


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 29, 2015, 02:20:34 pm
BritishMonarchy ‏@BritishMonarchy
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of Cambridge will visit Runnymede on 15 June to mark the 800th anniversary of the #MagnaCarta


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 03, 2015, 07:13:47 pm
BBC embarrassed after journalist mistakenly tweeted that the Queen had DIED - then claimed it was a 'silly prank' by someone else using her phone
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3108981/Embarrassment-BBC-journalist-tweets-Queen-hospitalised-blames-silly-prank-left-phone-unattended.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 03, 2015, 09:54:35 pm
So, the way I read it here in the States, they were doing a test run to what they would do if QEII dies but then this idiot tweets all over the place? 

Fired.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 04, 2015, 06:07:09 pm
Still sprightly... even if the BBC thinks she's dead: The Queen is all smiles as she cuts a cake at WI event at the Royal Albert Hall (with a little help from giggling Sophie and Anne)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3110804/Still-spritely-despite-declared-dead-BBC-Queen-smiles-Sophie-Anne-meet-members-W-I.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 05, 2015, 08:24:43 pm
Found a couple of things, the first one is from 2012, but have to confess I had never seen it before, although some of you may well have read it, if so please ignore.

How Qatar bought Britain: They own the Shard. They own the Olympic Village. And they don't care if their Lamborghinis get clamped when they shop at Harrods (which is theirs, too)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2113159/Qatar-bought-Britain-They-Shard-They-Olympic-Village-And-dont-care-Lamborghinis-clamped-shop-Harrods.html

Queen Mother’s Castle of Mey receives generous donation from Qatar

http://royalcentral.co.uk/residences/queen-mothers-castle-of-mey-receives-generous-donation-from-qatar-49729

The Queen's Speech & Procession Mocks The People

http://royalcentral.co.uk/residences/queen-mothers-castle-of-mey-receives-generous-donation-from-qatar-49729

Good old Great Britain eh?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on June 05, 2015, 08:44:10 pm
^ Nothing would surprise me anymore about this country


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 11, 2015, 06:34:28 pm
Ouch! Little girl presents a posy to the Queen... only to be smacked on the head by a saluting soldier as Her Majesty turns away
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3119850/Ouch-Flower-girl-presents-posy-Queen-smacked-head-saluting-soldier-Majesty-turns-away.html



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gqnicole on June 12, 2015, 01:26:57 am
Did he even turn to the little girl to apologize?! To see if she was okay?  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on June 12, 2015, 04:07:52 am
According to Wales Online the soldier immediately turned to Maisie and her mother and apologised, following the incident. Maisie's mother said her daughter was alright but a bit tired.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 14, 2015, 02:06:37 pm
Birthday honours list. but of course HM not political at all.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/sir-henry-angest-banker-who-gave-tories-millions-is-knighted-in-reward-for-political-service-10317231.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/06/13/conservative-donors-queens-birthday-honours_n_7575202.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 04:11:08 am
Oh


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 21, 2015, 10:32:17 pm
Interesting.  A touch of the NY visit?

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/National/royalwedding/article1571815.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2015_06_20


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: starsailor on June 23, 2015, 10:15:50 pm
"Frau von Battenberg" in Germany  ;)

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33234200


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 23, 2015, 10:29:28 pm
A German goes home for a visit  lol


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: starsailor on June 23, 2015, 10:39:04 pm
^
That's right  :laugh:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 24, 2015, 04:39:03 am
Scotland won't pay £2million bill for the Queen
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/586485/Queen-Scotland-bill


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 24, 2015, 03:30:20 pm
Is that supposed to be my father?' The Queen is left less than impressed with 'stylised' portrait of George VI during Berlin visit
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3137519/When-Angela-met-Queen-Majesty-pays-respects-victims-war-dictatorship-watched-Chancellor-Merkel.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 24, 2015, 04:05:17 pm
Posted this on Royal Finances but thought it should also be on here.


I posted this, I think it was yesterday.  Talking about it via email with a couple of friends, and below are the responses I received from them.  Interesting, and we all live in different parts of the UK and have different views on quite a few things.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/royal-rip-residents-told-buy-5925722#ICID=sharebar_facebook

This story is utterly priceless as it says quite clearly the Crown Estate is a commercial business paying profits into the Treasury for the benefit of the nation and  ab-so-bloody-lutely- no mention of belonging to the RF. Bet the Mirror has been sitting on this story for the right moment i.e. NOW!

In fact as these disgusting forced sale stories show the Rf will be backing away from any claim that they own the CE like a rat up a drainpipe.

No wonder they've been pimping george out dressed as a 50´s throwback.



****************************************

They are starting to look desperate if they need to sell properties to fund them. What always gets overlooked is the huge amounts HM and PC get from the Duchies. HM is now almost the same as PC in this respect he gets approx. £20 MILLION A YEAR!!! to support himself and she is on around £16 MILLION!!!. If they took the Duchy of Lancaster away from HM I've a feeling she would have to sell Balmoral and parts of Sandringham.

There's no wonder none of them seem to put their hands in their own pockets and spend their tax payer funded (directly or indirectly inheritances. they don't need to they can just keep stashing it away and spend public money and yes the middletons are well and truly on board this gravy train by connection.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 24, 2015, 04:46:27 pm
^^I'd love to know the beauty regime of HM.  She has the most beautiful skin I've ever seen.

What's the backstory on the German prez and his "partner"?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on June 24, 2015, 04:55:23 pm
^^I'd love to know the beauty regime of HM.  She has the most beautiful skin I've ever seen.

What's the backstory on the German prez and his "partner"?

^ Yes so would I as we pay for it


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 24, 2015, 04:57:58 pm
^Point taken.  It would make for a strong cottage industry, though, if the info was shared. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on June 24, 2015, 05:01:33 pm
^^I'd love to know the beauty regime of HM.  She has the most beautiful skin I've ever seen.

What's the backstory on the German prez and his "partner"?

He is married but lives with another woman because he is separated from the "official" one


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 24, 2015, 10:32:09 pm
^^^Thank you, Alex. 

^^Great idea turning Buckingham Palace into a museum.  There has to be an empty couch for the existing residents somewhere in their vast empire.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Countess of Holland on June 25, 2015, 01:13:20 pm
Is that supposed to be my father?' The Queen is left less than impressed with 'stylised' portrait of George VI during Berlin visit
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3137519/When-Angela-met-Queen-Majesty-pays-respects-victims-war-dictatorship-watched-Chancellor-Merkel.html

I think it is bad behavior on the Queen's part. I was always taught to be appreciative of a present and keep my criticism to myself and never vent it in the presence of the person presenting the present to me.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 25, 2015, 01:44:48 pm
^Same here, had some ghastly gifts in my time but never let the person giving it to me know.  Showing some of her true colours there.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on June 25, 2015, 03:06:29 pm
^Don't you mean manners GB?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: starsailor on June 25, 2015, 03:47:23 pm
Perhaps they served HM German sausages that looked like Waity's sausage curls and it ruined her mood?  :laugh:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on June 27, 2015, 09:14:45 am
She's almost 90... she's getting to the age where she can do what she wants and people won't be able to complain because of how old she is. Manners are good, but I don't see HM improving.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 27, 2015, 12:04:53 pm
She wants to be careful, manners are still important, whatever her age.  She has no excuse for such rudeness.  They always say people show their true colours in their old age, and she has shown hers is a not very good light on this trip on several occasions.  Manners should be instilled so deep in her now it should not even occur to her to be rude.  She won´t endear herself to the public, she might be old but really no excuse at all.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 27, 2015, 12:36:01 pm
Just found this, printed in 2008, had not seen it previously so a new one for me.  Does tell us a lot about the rf and the way they operate. Cold as ice to suit.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1085728/The-lost-prince-Written-royal-history--Prince-Johns-friend-recalls-happy-joker-sent-away-die-isolation.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on June 27, 2015, 10:45:54 pm
^^I'd love to know the beauty regime of HM.  She has the most beautiful skin I've ever seen.


Murray's Emollient Skin Cream

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/226108/For-sale-Secret-to-the-Queen-s-youthful-looks
 (http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/226108/For-sale-Secret-to-the-Queen-s-youthful-looks)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2151663/The-Queen-s-Style-secrets.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2151663/The-Queen-s-Style-secrets.html)



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 28, 2015, 02:50:45 pm
^ :thankyou:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 11, 2015, 10:31:47 pm
Published on the UK Express this evening.  A lot leaking out right now.

Replace Queen with a socialist, say Scots

MORE than 10,000 people have signed a petition to stop Scotland’s newest hospital being named after the Queen.

By CAMILLA TOMINEY

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/590516/Replace-Queen-socialist-Scotland




Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on July 11, 2015, 10:34:18 pm
Rumour going round that illegal immigrants are being encouraged to camp at Balmoral.  Plenty of food and comfy lawns for camping.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 12, 2015, 11:00:33 am
Just came across this, I did read the original article but did not realise it had been updated April 2015.



Could the Queen lose throne in DNA shock? Scientists in staggering Richard III discovery

THE Queen's right to the throne came under question today after scientists made a staggering genetic discovery surrounding King Richard III - which threatens to shake the foundations of the royal dynasty.

By EMILY FOX
PUBLISHED: 16:00, Tue, Dec 2, 2014 | UPDATED: 11:46, Fri, Apr 24, 2015

http://www.express.co.uk/news/history/542802/The-Queen-royal-throne-DNA-shock-Richard-III-genetic-discovery



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 12, 2015, 03:24:46 pm
Robbed by George Osborne… while the royals play decoy

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/12/budget-george-osborne-poverty-royal-family-decoy?CMP=share_btn_fb


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 12, 2015, 04:38:49 pm
Queen could get 'millions' to soundproof Windsor Castle from the noise of flights from expanded Heathrow

Heathrow promises £1billion compensation including £700million for noise

Airports Commission said a third runway at Heathrow is the 'best option'

Flight paths crossing over Windsor could create a 'noise island' says study

By MATT CHORLEY, POLITICAL EDITOR FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 11:13 GMT, 12 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:48 GMT, 12 July 2015

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3158088/Queen-millions-soundproof-Windsor-Castle-noise-flights-expanded-Heathrow.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on July 12, 2015, 06:44:37 pm
She should donate it to the poor in nearby areas but sadly the RF are known to be too mean for that. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Creepy on July 15, 2015, 02:32:41 am
I don´t think DNA has been included in sucession rights... and is there a time limit to claim an inheritance? Well, if that works,  let me know if that. I don´t mind a palace in both France and Spain until they figure out if there is a closer legitimate relative alive XD. That would be such a trip.


I'm shocked by all that people being evicted. There are other ways to make money, legal ones, you know.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Creepy on July 15, 2015, 02:50:22 am
Can´t edit that post or add this comment: They are all fakes, but it doesn´t matter, because they are just tourism attractions, not real rulers, they don´t need to be smart or good genes, just to be pretty an politicall correct and they can medle in politics, which ruler would be cool with  not being able to do anything other tan appearences and charities and not think through important decissions and analize situatons, it´s lame, it´s like being in a shop window all your life spending money, no wonder Willly has no clue.

Lol call Charles V from Austria with a Ouija board and let him know he can´t choose the children from his second wife over the children he had from his first marriage with the portuguese princess and I would definitedly would inherit a smaller yet niiiice tittle on the other side. It just doesn´t work like that.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 15, 2015, 04:06:57 pm
I would say that DNA would be included, heirs are meant to be born of the body of the wife to the heir of the throne, and one would think that would mean to be biologically theirs as well.  IVF not around when the law was made, so having to be born of the body of an heir´s wife would indicate that it needs to be their bio mix surely.   I might be wrong, but it would not make sense otherwise.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 15, 2015, 04:40:26 pm
Not sure where to put this, so mods please feel free to move to another thread.  Thanks  :flower:

I did not think this was in HM remit.

British Monarchy Imposes Policy of Genocide Against Greece

https://larouchepac.com/20150714/british-monarchy-imposes-policy-genocide-against-greece#.VaWmq7NICbU.facebook




Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 15, 2015, 09:53:02 pm
Queen gives up breeding corgis because 'she doesn't want to leave them when she dies'

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queen-gives-up-breeding-corgis-6073027?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 15, 2015, 10:25:08 pm
She could always leave them her fortune to be looked after for the rest of their lives, a lot of people do that  -  that would tee off the family and make the dogs billionares  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on July 16, 2015, 07:33:37 am
^  :laugh: :P


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on July 16, 2015, 09:36:44 am
 ^^ One of these kind souls who does "dog rescue" could take them  :laundry:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on July 16, 2015, 05:05:05 pm
Prince Philip does it again as he asks women at East End community centre group: 'Who do you sponge off?'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3163868/Prince-Philip-does-asks-women-East-End-community-centre-group-sponge-off.html#ixzz3g4StrryA
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


 :stop:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 16, 2015, 07:41:02 pm
That man has no finesse.  Shame she did not reply  -  the same people as you and your family, only you get far more than us. That would have shut him up, rude old git.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 20, 2015, 07:43:57 pm
Oops, having a bit of a rough time the old girl

http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/20/queens-veers-in-to-grass-to-avoid-hitting-young-family-5304337/?ito=facebook


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on July 20, 2015, 10:18:14 pm
Anyone else of their ages would have been prevented driving years ago.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 23, 2015, 07:51:46 pm
Interestin article

Tony Blair Signals British Monarchy Breakdown Crisis

https://larouchepac.com/20150722/tony-blair-signals-british-monarchy-breakdown-crisissting article.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on July 23, 2015, 08:43:46 pm
And then there's this - this story is the gift that keeps on giving

http://www.globalresearch.ca/yes-queen-elizabeth-saluted-the-nazis-but-theres-a-lot-more-to-the-story/5463939


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 27, 2015, 02:11:51 pm
Interestin article

Tony Blair Signals British Monarchy Breakdown Crisis
https://larouchepac.com/20150722/tony-blair-signals-british-monarchy-breakdown-crisissting article.

HM brought all this on herself; a few interventions of the right kind and she would be a monarch who could look at her dynasty and be secure.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 27, 2015, 06:23:24 pm
Phew, cost a few bob to send these two to Germany for 4 days.  €35,000 for flags and red carpet!!

The Queen and Prince Philip visited Germany for four days at the end of June in a visit that cost €500,000 (£350,000).  Two people, four days.  Wonder what the German taxpayer thinks of that

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/11763759/Germany-spent-35000-on-flags-and-red-carpets-during-Queens-visit.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on July 28, 2015, 02:00:54 am
All State visits cost large sums, much of it security costs. It would have been the same when Felipe and Letiza made their official visit to France, the same when the Chinese President and his entourage made a State visit to Britain and so on, with other Heads of State.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 28, 2015, 05:54:15 pm
Wonder if they are going to call in reinforcements (Yorkies with "official" engagements; The Willnot offspring being more visible) as a form of damage contorl.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on July 28, 2015, 10:08:37 pm
Anyone else of their ages would have been prevented driving years ago.


No they wouldn't. If they still pass their driving tests they can continue driving regardless of age. My great-aunt, lives in England, is 99 and only recently past her driving test to continue driving for another 12 months. She lives at home, on her own, and uses her car to get around. If a person is able to drive, safely, then why deprive them of their independence?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on July 28, 2015, 11:34:55 pm
You can drive as long as you can pass the vision test and don't have a medical condition that would make you an unsafe driver. There is no upper age limit.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 29, 2015, 02:06:35 pm
Personally, speaking for myself, you would not get me near any driver of that age.  They are a menace to society, they drive slow and that can cause accident, they should never be given a licence.  The UK change many rules that make no sense, they should change this one and put a limit on the age when a driving licence can be issued.   The reactions of older people are much slower.  In fact this incensed me so much I have written to the DVLA suggesting just that, and asking why is it allowed.  Also sent it to my MP.  Utterly ridiculous to allow anyone in their nineties to drive, sheer lunacy. Am researching right to see which motoring associations I can also write to.   It is so dangerous to let such old people behind the wheel, they might think they are okay, but thinking and being are too very different things. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on July 30, 2015, 10:35:50 am
I think it might be good to suggest some sort of test for reaction times as part of the renewal process past a certain age, but there are some very active old people out there. I would not put all people in the same category just because they reached a certain birthday. :flower:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on July 30, 2015, 11:43:35 am
There's plenty of younger people who shouldn't be on the roads but I do agree there should be a test of reaction times maybe


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 30, 2015, 12:51:41 pm
Call me harsh, but I think there should be an age limit when your licence is revoked permanently. Seen too many old buffers on the road to persuade me differently.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 31, 2015, 08:46:29 am
Oops, wrong thread.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 31, 2015, 03:36:47 pm
I did not see this last night, but no doubt it is on Demand or something.

Why the BBC would never broadcast Prince Philip: the Plot to Make a King
The BBC and ITV have, for various reasons, a tendency to be overly deferential to Buckingham Palace. But once again, Channel 4’s maverick approach to the royals has produced something genuinely insightful


http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2015/jul/30/why-the-bbc-would-never-broadcast-prince-philip-the-plot-to-make-a-king


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on July 31, 2015, 04:43:51 pm
^Pity I missed it too but it is on catch-up.  There's also article on the web abut the programme for those who anyone who can't access catch-up

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDwQFjAGahUKEwj9q7rc2YXHAhUCCtsKHWHkDl8&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Farts-entertainment%2Ftv%2Freviews%2Fprince-philip-the-plot-to-make-a-king-tv-review-how-a-pariah-became-a-prince-10428710.html&ei=ZJa7Vf3pHIKU7AbhyLv4BQ&usg=AFQjCNFQyGPqQrnKvgle4QjauPG6oAT5Rw&bvm=bv.99261572,d.ZGU


https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=14&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDAQFjADOApqFQoTCNqG9ejahccCFeqZ2wodphcMmQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymail.co.uk%2Ffemail%2Farticle-3173480%2FPhilip-palace-plot-explosive-new-documentary-claims-Queen-s-choice-husband-set-bitter-power-struggles-government-royal-marriage.html&ei=i5e7VZqVAuqz7gamr7DICQ&usg=AFQjCNH7hx2dOH9lTdSjmpWLkzvFDUlMyA


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 31, 2015, 08:02:04 pm
^Amazing what is coming out now, all hidden for so long. Wonder who, and why, are doing this.  Hmmmmm.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on July 31, 2015, 08:47:29 pm
For those in the UK it is repeated on Channel 4Seven @ 8pm on Sunday  August 2nd and 2.55 AM on Tuesday August 4th


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 31, 2015, 09:34:42 pm
Thanks Marion, will make sure I don´t miss it this time.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: rainbow on August 01, 2015, 08:25:36 am
They are also showing the queens mother in law on the yesterday channel.could be quite interesting


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on August 01, 2015, 09:12:14 am
From all the reports I have read on this show there is nothing new there at all.  All the information has been in the public domain for decades and included in many biographies of the RF.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 01, 2015, 10:03:37 am
I see we are getting more info, no doubt seen before many years ago but quite topical at the moment, all these things they hope to keep hidden now surfacing.  HM present as well.


Prince Philip proudly poses with tiger he slaughtered 50 years before Cecil the Lion outrage

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-philip-proudly-poses-tiger-6174056


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 03, 2015, 01:31:15 pm
Nice if you can get it.  Austering kicks in, people on the breadline, jobs not easy to find.

Queen enjoys a bumper 18 per cent boost in income from vast property empire

THE Queen's annual income from her hereditary Duchy of Lancaster estate has risen by a bumper 18 per cent to £16 million in the past year.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/593332/Queen-18-per-cent-income-boost-from-Duchy-of-Lancaster


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 05, 2015, 02:14:04 pm
Interesting article on HM and prince philip.  It is from 2002, but worth a read.


Is That It?

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/feb/23/monarchy.sallyvincent


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 06, 2015, 07:31:05 pm
Phew, the natives are turning.

Birmingham MP Roger Godsiff attacks royal family as 'ridiculous waste of money'

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-mp-roger-godsiff-attacks-9802512#ICID=FB-Birm-main


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on August 14, 2015, 05:43:50 am
CDL kills me every time :laugh:

"The loose-lipped guards claim that Queen Elizabeth has a secret love of McDonalds. The monarch allegedly claim that Her Majesty loves to get a Big Mac, strawberry shake, and apple pie, which she eats in the car."

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2015/kate-middleton-fears-staff-spilling-secrets-to-queen-elizabeth-third-baby-plans-reveal-betrays-duchess/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on August 14, 2015, 06:43:18 am
^ I don't know if it is true. Never a photo about it? And why does it come to light only now?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on August 14, 2015, 08:12:35 am
Because this is the time during the year when the BRF are on holidays and so there aren't any real stories to report so they have to fill up the space.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 14, 2015, 01:16:13 pm
The Royal Family are exempt from Freedom of Information requests and can veto BBC programmes. Why do we put up with this?
Their unchecked influence and lack of transparency defies belief

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-royal-family-are-exempt-from-freedom-of-information-requests-and-can-veto-bbc-programmes-why-do-we-put-up-with-this-9956702.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on August 14, 2015, 01:27:38 pm
^ What?  :- What does this lead to?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 22, 2015, 03:33:00 pm
I tried a TV remote but ringing for a servant is so much easier! The Queen Mother's disarming confession and the other royal titbits to make your roar

On September 9, the Queen becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. But how well do we really know the Windsors? THOMAS BLAIKIE reveals some surprisingly informal anecdotes he has gathered from private sources close to the Royal Family...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3206596/I-tried-TV-remote-ringing-servant-easier-Queen-Mother-s-disarming-confession-royal-titbits-make-roar.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 23, 2015, 05:29:08 pm
Celebrate the longest reign? One would NOT be amused!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3207528/Celebrate-longest-reign-One-NOT-amused-Queen-rules-personal-celebration-Britain-s-longest-reigning-monarch-Wednesday.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on August 23, 2015, 07:29:32 pm
^What a remarkably honorable way to handle the milestone. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on August 24, 2015, 04:03:50 am
Nah I can see her chomping down on a fresh filet of fish and extra large sweet tea with a sundae for dessert.  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 01, 2015, 09:59:33 am
Quite liked this article, some good comments and very true

'She has done and said nothing that anyone will remember': Our hard-working Queen might have saved the monarchy but she is no Victoria, argues DAVID STARKEY
Historian writes that Her Majesty has 'kept the royal show on the road'
Argues in Radio Times that she pales in comparison with Queen Victoria
Says her behaviour has ensured survival of the British royal family

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3217428/She-said-remember-hard-working-Queen-saved-monarchy-no-Victoria-argues-DAVID-STARKEY.html

Loved these two comments, and IMO 100% correct, truer words never spoken.

Keep your head down and keep taking the money seems to be her motto.
 
All she and the duke has succeeded in doing is producing a large family of spongers




Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on September 01, 2015, 10:24:00 am
^ ITA but am surprised the DM are seen to be attacking ER, esp as she nears her milestone - maybe the worm is finally beginning to turn


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 01, 2015, 11:37:03 am
Such a lot leaking out this last couple of years, someone must have given the green light somewhere along the line.  Quite interesting really, wonder what is behind it, that is the burning question.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on September 01, 2015, 05:01:03 pm
Mods, not sure if this is where this belongs. In case it hasn't been posted elsewhere:

The Queen coaxes recluse Kate out to share her special day as she celebrates becoming nation's longest-reigning monarch

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3217583/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Queen-coaxes-recluse-Kate-Middleton-share-special-day-celebrates-nation-s-longest-reigning-monarch.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3217583/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Queen-coaxes-recluse-Kate-Middleton-share-special-day-celebrates-nation-s-longest-reigning-monarch.html)




Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 02, 2015, 05:00:57 pm
^This has been posted on a  thread created with the title Topic: Queen coaxes reclusive Kate to share special day celebration  (Read 142 times)  -  link below.  There are a few responses on there if you want to hop over and have a look.  Gets a bit confusing sometimes, I have tried to find an article and then discovered it about two days later.  Hope this helps.  :flower:

http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,8599.0/topicseen.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 04, 2015, 04:51:58 pm
Tea Time! Queen Elizabeth's Record-Breaking Reign Commemorated with Special China Inspired by Her Coronation

The royal red carpet is about to be rolled out for Queen Elizabeth as she becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

On September 9, the 89-year-old royal will take the record that was previously held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, after 63 years.

And in true English fashion, the momentous occasion is being celebrated with an official range of commemorative china. (A special exhibit of photographs will also be unveiled to celebrate the momentous occasion.)
http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20947860,00.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on September 05, 2015, 02:36:41 am
A new poll on the monarchy by a reputable polling company shows the British satisfied with the way the Queen does her job.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/603133/Queen-longest-reigning-monarch-support-three-quarters-nation


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: AnaBolena on September 05, 2015, 10:36:33 am
^ I'm not buying that poll for even a millisecond.  There's too much grumbling going on.  Willy boy sure isn't that popular! lol


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 05, 2015, 11:56:55 am
^With you on that one.  I read an article a short while ago  stating that they are not popular at all, with many disgusted at how HM is so many grabbing, greedy, grasping and that once she passes the monarchy should be done away with.  Many are fed up with British rf, and as we know polls can be manipulated any way you like.  If they are taking a cross section of the public then it is probably only the MP´s who have been given the vote  -  and we all know how they manipulate the polls.  I suggest a new poll, carried out by honest people for the people, it would read vastly different to the current ones.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on September 05, 2015, 02:58:29 pm
Sigh.  Polls. The media's major tool to influence a certain agenda.  They take a relatively small sample of people, in this case roughly 2000, and then word the questioning to suit their cause, and then make some proclamation that it's actual fact when it's simply not.  If you really want to know how people feel, and I do this all the time, ask your:  mailman, hairdresser, mechanic, neighbor, random person in line at the store and so on.  I'm astonished every single time at how under the radar most people think but that is something I rarely, if ever, see a real journalist do.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on September 06, 2015, 05:25:35 am

One IS amused! Queen wraps up warm at Highland games as she shares a joke with Charles and Philip while admiring the action

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3223484/The-Queen-cabers-Majesty-makes-annual-visit-Braemar-games.html
 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3223484/The-Queen-cabers-Majesty-makes-annual-visit-Braemar-games.html)

Peter and Autumn Phillips were there too. I think HM and Philip must like these two a lot. The secret (but captured in photos) trips to the theater with them is another example. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 06, 2015, 02:20:24 pm
Peter, if I recall correctly, was her first grandchild, and is her grandchild just as much as bill medd is and I am sure she loves him just as much, if not more, at least he does not ridicule the family and make them look a laughing stock world wide, and giving the medds a hand to kick them into the gutter.

I found this posted on social media. The person starts with the fact that they cannot remember where they read it, so no real idea where it comes from.   It shows what is being said out there, and all this twaddle about the public still revering the rf is total rubbish most of the time.

This is not mine. I copied it from an article re the Royals but sorry can't remember where. But this truly sums it up:
The Royal Family is no better than a family of mobsters. It sucks its sustenance from the public coffers, enriching itself greatly at the expense of poor taxpaying citizens. It operates not as a meritocracy, but through strict nepotism and strategic alliances. And its strength is a rough measure of the lack of civilization in a particular culture. To be completely clear, we are not suggesting that people should "pay less attention" to the Royal Family, or that the UK should reduce the amount of money it spends on this obscene relic of a brutal monarchical past. We are suggesting that the Royal Family should, as an institution, be completely abolished, and that its remaining members be imprisoned and forced to work for the remainder of their lives to, in some token way, repay the public for all of these years of financial support. Perhaps by making license plates, or breaking rocks.
It is amusing to reflect upon the imperial past of England, and the inherent assumptions of racial and cultural superiority that fueled it, while also noting
the fact that the UK still to this very day continues to offer slavish financial, political, and cultural support to a tiny family elite notable for nothing except the lineage of the particular person's vagina from which they slunk. The persistence of the Royal Family, and the worshipful attention that it draws from the British public, is the sort of primitive superstitious voodoo that puts to shame any of the animist rituals that the colonial British would have derided as uncivilized.
The Royal Family is more than an international embarrassment, though; it is a crime against the British public. It represents the taking of precious public resources for the most undemocratic, elitist, and unproductive use. It is akin to taxing the American public to support the Kardashian family. Currently, the British monarchy gets 15% of the annual revenues generated by the Crown Estate. (Not to be confused with the slew of luxurious private estates that they own.) That will be well over $50 million this year. There are 2.5 million unemployed people in the UK right now. It is not too presumptuous to suggest that they might be able to find more productive uses for that money.
It is often suggested that the Royal Family is "affordable" or a "bargain" for taxpayers, because their cost is minor compared to other costs, and besides, they help to "generate tourism." This is incorrect. Tourists would continue to go to the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace whether or not the Royal Family was being subsidized to the tune of tens of millions of dollars annually. Money from the public treasury spent on the Royal Family is a sunk cost, a charity payment to the world's most undeserving charity. The Royal Family does not "work" for that money. The Royal Family does not sit inside Buckingham Palace from 9-5 every day, posing for pictures with tourists for $25 a pop. And even if they were, we certainly wouldn't pay them $50 million a year for that. Six pounds thirty one pence per hour, maybe.
The Royal Family did not "work" to acquire its property. The Royal Family did not "work" to acquire its wealth. The Royal Family did not "work" to acquire its prestige. All of these things have been passed down to them, due to the accident of their birth, after being accumulated over hundreds of years during which the humble citizens of the UK were obligated to give these things to the monarchy, lest they lose their heads. Though European history is littered with the corpses of royalty, it is littered far more heavily with the corpses of all of the millions upon millions of regular people who toiled in the shadows of grand castles and died in poverty as their taxes paid for the members of one lucky family to live in opulence.
The Royal Family is a grotesque relic of a less civilized time. The only just thing for a member of the Royal Family to do is, at age 18, to renounce all the privileges of their position and spend the remainder of their natural life denouncing the institution of monarchy and working feverishly to repay the public treasury for the outrageous and undignified years of support they've received. Since all of the current members of the Royal Family have passed the age of majority without having performed this basic nod towards civility, they are in contempt of the public trust. Confiscate their wealth, sell off their possessions, lock them up for theft, and strike all appropriations for the Royal Family from the public budget. Auction off the crown jewels, use the money to buy gasoline, and burn the queen's home to ground during a grand national celebration of the birth of a new society in which the public's money is put to use for the public's own benefit, and fame is accorded to those who have earned it by doing something more than being born with the right last name.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 06, 2015, 03:25:50 pm
Mods, not sure where to post this re Queen Mother, and did not want to open a new thread just for one article.  If you wish to move, or open a new thread, happy for you to do so.  Thanks.   :flower:

By the time she died, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was treating the British Treasury — our tax-money — as her personal piggy bank, with her bills running way beyond the millions she was allotted every year.

http://atrueindependentscotland.com/did-yi-ken-752/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on September 08, 2015, 07:15:20 am
^

Perhaps QE could redeem her and the other extravagant Royals by taking in immigrant families to the many empty rooms and unused residences they own.  How kind if they set up a camp in BP for example where they could hand out unwanted clothes  and food.   According to some, angry destitute groups are ready to storm places like those just as a temporary base until they get themselves settled.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 08, 2015, 09:01:33 am
^What, give to other benefits scroungers, no way, they like to keep the begging bowl for themselves, and a big begging bowl that is too.

Good one by the Telegraph, and we are told that everyone loves HM and the rf  -  hmmmm, that went out of the window donkesy years ago.

The Telegraph's #ThankTheQueen Hashtag Backfires After Attempt To Celebrate Elizabeth's Record-Breaking Reign

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/09/07/the-queen-longest-reigning-monarch-telegraph_n_8099768.html?1441643348


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 08, 2015, 03:52:39 pm
15 Insane Confessions Of A Buckingham Palace Guard

http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelgillard/the-queen-is-going-to-be-mightily-pissed-off#.obKEreW1L


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 08, 2015, 10:51:19 pm
7 Important Facts About The Queen You Should Know

http://www.canterburypost.com/7-important-facts-about-the-queen-you-should-know/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 09, 2015, 02:04:49 am
Fairytale weddings and royal babies: Queen watches Charles marry Diana before welcoming her grandchildren into the world, the historic news stories of our monarch in the 1980s

THE Prince and Princess of Wales began their married life together last night in the peace and seclusion of Broadlands, the country house where the Queen started her honeymoon 33 years ago.

They travelled to Romsey in Hampshire by special train after a million people lined their procession route in London to wish them well.

Yesterday, London’s vast crowd and the 750 million television viewers worldwide witnessed a day in which pomp and pageantry vied with the pleasure and laughter — and anxiety — of a family wedding.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3226860/The-historic-news-stories-monarch-1980s.html#ixzz3lCOEEC00
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At 89, Queen Elizabeth is still very much a working royal – a fact that is the focus of her newest official portrait.

The portrait, released on Tuesday to commemorate the Queen's record-breaking reign, was taken by photographer Mary McCartney, 46, the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney.
http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20951063,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines



Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch


Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch later when she passes the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months - calculated at 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes at about 17:30 BST.

Prime Minister David Cameron will lead tributes in the House of Commons and there will be a River Thames salute.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34177107




Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 09, 2015, 09:46:20 am
Is this the cheekiest portrait of the Queen? Graffiti artist who painted Her Majesty HALF-NAKED hopes she's 'flattered'... and doesn't throw him in the Tower

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3226354/Graffiti-artist-painted-Majesty-HALF-NAKED-hopes-s-flattered-doesn-t-throw-Tower.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on September 09, 2015, 10:25:21 am
I bet the DoE likes it - probably takes years off him!

On a serious note, that would never have happened in the past.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: simplyme on September 09, 2015, 12:07:12 pm
I bet the DoE likes it - probably takes years off him!

On a serious note, that would never have happened in the past.
^What a remarkably honorable way to handle the milestone. 

Agree with both of you! Congrats to her


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 09, 2015, 03:01:03 pm
Queen's Reign: Her Majesty On Reaching Milestone
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=uzy3kny0GX0


The Queen's speech at the Borders Railway in Scotland
http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDiary/Speechesandarticles/2015/TheQueensspeechattheBordersRailwayinScotlan.aspx


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on September 09, 2015, 03:17:03 pm
The Queen looks in a very happy mood. What a milestone to reach, and may she have many more of them!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 09, 2015, 05:04:05 pm
Nice to know she is not suffering, unlike the people who fund her and struggling to make ends meet.

British monarchy richer than ever as queen's reign reaches record

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0R71Z720150907


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 09, 2015, 07:31:16 pm
And, of course it is chucky´s special day too  lol lol  And gets compared with a McDonalds worker who waited 22 years for a promotion  :laugh:

http://newsthump.com/2015/09/09/prince-charles-celebrates-record-as-longest-serving-heir-apparent/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on September 09, 2015, 09:14:00 pm
Technically his anniversary is September 19th. From the DM article

"The Queen is all too aware that on September 19, just ten days after her milestone, Charles’s own record for being the oldest heir to the throne in British history reaches its second anniversary. He will not be celebrating that either."




Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on September 09, 2015, 09:31:55 pm
What a weird celebration.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 10, 2015, 11:03:02 am
Many say the HM is very popular, but from what I have seen and read over the last week there are also many who do not share the same view.  I attach a link below one  "poster" for want of a better word, that I found last.  There are many more, in a similar vein,  all over various sites, blogs, social media, etc.  As much as I am anti monarchy and would wave goodbye to them yesterday, or last week, they are pretty much to the point and show how many do actually view HM and the monarchy.  Most of the other "posters" are all pretty similar, seen one seen them all.  I have been quite shocked at just how many think like this about the rf and are prepared to make it public in such a manner  These are not simple, stupid people posting these things or belonging to these sites, forums etc.  In fact, from what I have seen, this is actually one of the more mild "posters".   I have found it all very revealing.

https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12006192_1497983703833400_5832437224034636777_n.jpg?oh=1aed67741e23060b624eb7c2aa12dc99&oe=56A9AFF3


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on September 10, 2015, 12:03:31 pm
^^ No-one in this world is going to be popular with everyone, no matter who they are, and that includes a country's Head of State. And sometimes the more public the figure the more anxious people are to get on the Internet and criticise and in some cases pull them down, IMO . The monarchy is unpopular with between 25% and 30% of people in opinion polls and I believe quite obviously some of these people are going to comment. I don't suppose the Queen or BP advisers even take a look at any of them ever.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 10, 2015, 12:43:30 pm
Nobody in this world is popular with everyone, that goes without saying, it is an impossibility.  However, it does not alter the fact that many find the whole concept of the monarchy totally outdated, overrated and unnecessary in this day and age and want an elected Head of State.  As for opinion polls, we all know the agencies conducting them tailor the questions to suit the needs of the client who has commissioned them, based upon their needs and the outcome they want, a pretty open secret that they do that.  Maybe there is a poll that alleges that only 25-30% of the population do´t want the monarchy, but it does depend very much on what questions were put on the survey, and how the researchers asked certain questions and more than likely the only option given was yes/no to many of the questions.  They then manipulate the poll to suit the outcome they want  -  it happens all the time.  I read a poll last week saying that over 50% are very unhappy with the monarchy, they are not popular and don´t want them, just waiting for HM to pass on and then they want an elected Head of State.  Is that poll correct?  Very possibly not, also probably manipulated,  which is the same with most polls.  Results depend on who wants the poll taken, exactly what band of people are asked the questions and how manipulated the result is.  Polls are not, IMO,  a good indication as to what the public are thinking, whether it be about HM or Dove soap.  I personally take them all with a pinch of salt.  What I do know is that there are many, many people out there who want an elected Head of State, and many will "support" the monarchy until HM passes on and then it will be a very rocky ride for the ones left behind.  Irrespective of polls, what is to happen to the monarchy will happen.  Polls can be manipulated to suit, but when push comes to shove it is what the people on the ground decide, and what they do about it, that is important, not some trumped up poll commissioned by someone who wants a favourable outcome however heavily manipulated that outcome is.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on September 10, 2015, 01:00:05 pm
^^ YouGov is the most respected polling company in Britain and it has never shown a majority of Britons wanting a republic. Nor have any of the most reputable polling companies, since polling on the subject of the popularity of the monarchy began in 1991. Generally it hovers around the 70 to 75% approval rating. The main republican organisation in Britain, Republic, has a membership in the 30,000's in the UK, which has a population of 63 million, so people aren't exactly storming the barricades over this question.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on September 10, 2015, 01:01:49 pm
This is veering off topic a bit.  Thanks.  YM

This has been a rather interesting "celebration" of HM's longevity and I do agree with her belief that to celebrate it is to also 'celebrate' someone else's death.  But, all in all, it's shown me just the tiniest tip of the iceberg of what's to come when she passes.  It's going to be bedrock-shaking levels.

She IS the monarchy.  Once she's gone, it's super evident to me based on all the media, personal input from people I meet every day who know zippo about the BRF who find her amazing, to the real foundation of it all, the British people that without her, all bets are off.  I don't think anybody realizes just how important her lack of presence is going to make.  There is no one, literally no one, who can fill her shoes.  

What she has accomplished is something very few people have on this earth so I predict a real cultural shift when she's gone but that's only a prediction.  It's a pretty darn good one, though.  There are people alive who have no concept of a world without her in it.  She's been alive and been a rudder through some of England's most trying and evolving times but never wavered.  She is the one thing that Maintained/Maintains.

And this does not mean that I agree nor disagree with her methods or how she has handled things or not handled things.  She's a Presence.

I would think all of us here can relate to this on a personal level.  We've all lost someone close to us in our families that have been irreplaceable. If that has happened to you, then you know that you had no idea what an impact their loss would be until they're gone.

Then?  Things change.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2015, 01:22:02 pm
What I find jolting is how there is still criticism in the comments section in response to fawning articles; there isn't unanimity at all. No major celebrations, no parades, no grand speeches, nothing to mark this extraordinary milestone. One would think HM would be dancing in the streets. Grand balls, major dinners, but nothing, not one major thing.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 10, 2015, 01:27:34 pm
^ Yes, agree, I thought that too.  And if you recall there was some fund set up for people to donate for a street party or something, and they only raised about 400 sterling so they abandoned ship.  Quite a damp squib really, I was expecting so much more for this historic occasion.  Not even a dinner party for the family at Balmoral it said on the news yesterday, chucky at Dumfries House, a prior engagement. All very odd.  Nobody seemed to bother much at all, other than the media trying to hype it up and failing miserably.  Every tie it came on in our house my husband switched channels, he does not have a high opinion of the rf either.  Love to know viewing figures for yesterday re this, but will never get any so not worth thinking about.   Also thought it a bit odd that the one engagement she did do yesterday was in Scotland and not London.  Nothing against the Scots at all, just did not sit right for me.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2015, 01:32:10 pm
^As for the fund, the economy is in pieces and HM should be funding her own celebrations; a few engagements and celebratory dinner at Balmoral isn't what one would expect. If I were HM I would be funding street parties, balls, dinners, banquets, hitting every embassy in London, while making appearances.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on September 10, 2015, 01:46:59 pm
The way I read it was that HM was loud and clear about not "making a fuss" because in order for her to have this milestone, someone had to DIE first.  You don't celebrate that.  There are a few, very respectful articles in the media about her longevity but that's about it and it's how she wanted it so why expect anything else?

It also shows me that people listen, however subliminally, to the tiniest thing she says.  She didn't make the "no fuss" remark but once.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 10, 2015, 02:07:55 pm
Queen clubs bird to death

It is believed that the Queen is considering measures to stop photographers taking pictures of royal shooting parties under anti-harassment legislation.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-206674/Queen-clubs-bird-death.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on September 10, 2015, 02:33:56 pm
^^The article in the link mentions the Queen's 'recent knee operation'. She had operations months apart on both knees in 2003. That this is an old article is highlighted by the fact that it mentions a similar incident in the year 2000. Also, the Queen wasn't at Sandringham last weekend but has been at Balmoral for some time.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on September 10, 2015, 03:35:49 pm
Quote
She IS the monarchy.  Once she's gone, it's super evident to me based on all the media, personal input from people I meet every day who know zippo about the BRF who find her amazing, to the real foundation of it all, the British people that without her, all bets are off.  I don't think anybody realizes just how important her lack of presence is going to make.  There is no one, literally no one, who can fill her shoes. 

This is true.  The one person who could have filled her shoes and helped transition the monarchy from Elizabeth to Charles was Diana.  Her popularity and charisma could have bridged the gap.   That is why Charles' insistence on Camilla was so much more than his feelings -- he needed to have a long view of the monarchy since, presumably, he wants it to continue.  Camilla is likeable and charming, but she brings the stench of the scandal with her. 

As I have said many times, the BRF is desperately in need of a female lead.  Charles got rid of his.  Anne prefers to be under the radar.  William picked a woman incapable/incompentent to be a member of the BRF.   It's up to Harry.  Or, it's up to William divorcing Kate and picking better, effectively doing the reverse of his father.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 11, 2015, 05:08:19 pm
This gave me a chuckle,

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/to-the-queens-credit-shes-worked-her-way-up--there-was-a-time-when-she-was-just-a-lowly-princess-10495535.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 11, 2015, 05:14:58 pm
^ You had a great hit again! It is an interesting reading.  :cookie:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 12, 2015, 12:53:29 pm
Glasgow versus the Queen

https://revoltingsubject.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/glasgow-versus-the-queen/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 14, 2015, 03:01:01 pm
I found this quite interesting.

Queen Elizabeth is World's Largest Landowner

"Crown" is Rothschild Front

http://henrymakow.com/by_alcuin_bramertonfor_henryma.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 19, 2015, 01:43:21 pm
In the Daily Mail slipped into the inner pages

The Queen is expected to use the £160,000 vehicle for hunting and deer stalking on the estate

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3239298/The-Queen-set-1st-person-collect-Bentley-Bentayga-4x4.html


Would have thought bill medd would have converted her by now, him being so into wildlife conservation  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

And of course, as being used for the "estate" , which the taxpayer funds, then I have no doubts whatsoever the taxpayer will fund this 160k totally unnecessary four wheel drive vehicle.  Perhaps if I write to the government they will fund one for me - oops, sorry, I am not a high end benefits scrounger sucking the public dry.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on September 19, 2015, 02:10:51 pm
Don't be daft GB - you are supposed to pay for it not drive it  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on September 22, 2015, 03:40:43 am
^^In my town, that's such a redneck thing to do, shooting game from your car  8)


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 22, 2015, 08:55:12 am
^^The article in the link mentions the Queen's 'recent knee operation'. She had operations months apart on both knees in 2003. That this is an old article is highlighted by the fact that it mentions a similar incident in the year 2000. Also, the Queen wasn't at Sandringham last weekend but has been at Balmoral for some time.

How does that alter the fact that she clubbed a bird to death?  Whatever year it happened, she did it  -  nothing can alter that.  Personally IMO when it happened is irrelevant, could have happened 20 years ago, what bothers me is the fact that it happened,  I am not bothered when it happened, what bothers me is that it happened.  Interesting that it is still doing the rounds on various sites on the internet at the moment.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on September 22, 2015, 12:32:19 pm
^

Yes it keeps appearing and horrifies me as much now as it did when I first saw it.   So hypocritical , feeds the corgis steak and clubs and shoots other animals and birds.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 11, 2015, 01:51:19 pm
Why does HM keep giving in to her favourite son - randy andy.  The rf going down hill here accommodating a dinner for these people.  I am sorry to say that her eyes appear to be completely closed with regard to this useless buffoon she favours, and she gives the impression of accepting the very dubious and unsavory people he mixes with.  I put him on a par now with the medds  -  who can drag the monarchy into the sewers first, they are already in the gutter thanks to cath medd and her vile family.

Barely has Prince Andrew severed ties with his unsavoury pal Jeffrey Epstein, than he has decided to break bread with yet another colourful billionaire.

On Tuesday, Andrew will host a dinner at Buckingham Palace for the Milken Institute, an economics think-tank set up by U.S. financier Michael Milken, which is hosting its annual summit in London next week.

The guest list is being kept confidential, but it is Milken’s presence at the Queen’s official residence that is likely to raise eyebrows, particularly among those who remember him as the epitome of Wall Street greed in the Eighties........

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3267205/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Prince-Andrew-dines-jailbird-chum.html#ixzz3oIBd28m5


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on October 11, 2015, 04:49:13 pm
It has often been said you can judge a lot about a person's character by the company they keep


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 11, 2015, 04:57:27 pm
Yes, agree, there is an old saying  -  show me your friends and I will tell you what you are  -  sure applies in this case.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on October 11, 2015, 07:22:16 pm
Well with the RF being such great friends with SIR Jimmy Saville that tells you all you need to know.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 18, 2015, 04:03:44 pm
Very interesting article.  And yet we are led to believe that HM has abolutely has zilch to do with any input into Government matters.   Hmmm, never did believe it and now we have it confirmed.

Earlier this month, a private ceremony took place at Buckingham Palace. Along with the Queen, four Cabinet ministers were present. All stood, including the 89-year-old monarch.
Nothing was reported in the Press, but this obscure group transacted more business than any Cabinet meeting.
They approved the specification and design for new coinage, including a commemorative £5 coin to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The secretive group also amended several Acts of Parliament, altering the law of the land on crime, terrorism, education and adoption law.


It would appear from this that HM can do what she likes, and can get Acts of Parliament passed with the click of a finger.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3276600/Secret-Smug-Sinister-ve-covered-torture-led-illegal-war-placing-Press-state-control-s-time-kill-shadowy-establishment-mafia-Privy-Council.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on October 18, 2015, 09:06:50 pm
HM can only act on the advice of her PM. The PM can recommend these changes to the Privy Council and then HM has to agree. HM can't recommend anything to the Privy Council herself, unless she goes via the PM who then recommends that she follow his/her advice.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on October 18, 2015, 09:30:49 pm
^^and to think we were under the impression we have a democracy. Its bad enough that unelected officials in Brussels overrule decisions taken by our parliament and courts but to think that laws that have been passed by MP'scan be turned on their head but this group is totally unacceptable in this day and age.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 18, 2015, 10:40:06 pm
^Yes, and we have always been led to believe HM has no input  -  oops, just saw those blue pigs flying past again.  If they think we believe she has no input and it is a mere formality then they are more stupid than I already thought they were.  Look at the strings she had to pull to get *nasty* pandy out of hot water in the US, but she did it.  Sorry, but IMO she has input to everything, and what she wants she gets.  Time past we would never have known, but sadly for them things have changed.  What with HM getting up to who knows what behind the scenes and the decided dodgy and corrupt tory government, only out for themselves, I am surprised Britain is still standing.  Shame about the internet  -  they must rue the day it was invented. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on October 19, 2015, 06:44:59 am
^^
^

As we know there are ways round everything especially for someone as powerful as QE.
The way things are going however Britain won't be standing much longer and is already heading towards a catastrophe.  The only one with any hope of heading this off is Nigel Farage.  It is alleged that the last UK Election was rigged against him however.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 19, 2015, 09:52:04 am
^Agree, the last election was rigged in favour of the tories, and look what they have done so far, already broken nearly every pre-election promise they made.  Mind you with pig-lover and his greed would expect nothing less really when I think about it.  Not a man of high morals in any direction.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on October 19, 2015, 12:18:20 pm
I know the article claims that laws have been changed at the Privy Council but does anyone have actual evidence of a law that passed both houses of parliament then being signed into legislation with different wording?

I have tried to do some research and can't find any example where what was passed by the Commons and Lords is different to what is on the books - and without that then the PC hasn't actually changed any laws at all.

I am sure that the DM would allow an allegation to be made with no evidence but they didn't actually provide real evidence - only allegations that the PC changes laws that have been passed. The alluded to types of legislation but didn't provide the names of the acts with concrete examples of the changes made by the PC.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on October 19, 2015, 12:51:49 pm
Politics are corrupt?  Now, there's a newsflash.    8)


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 19, 2015, 01:42:36 pm
^ Best laugh all day, thank you.  HM has her finger in more pies than we will ever know, sadly for her with the advent of internet and the modern way of thinking people are becoming more and more aware of just what goes on behind closed doors.  If you opened the rf closets so many skeletons would fall out you would not be able to count them.  Many of us are aware that she has a say in the running of the British government, we have no need of proof, it is pretty obvious, especially with the way chucky meddles as well.  I believe they all poke their noses in to get their own way in certain political areas and nobody can dissuade me from the belief.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on October 19, 2015, 02:37:12 pm
^ The Daily Fail on the rampage again in an error-ridden article! The Queen has no power to alter or amend legislation that has passed Parliament, nor has she ever done so. Nor does the Privy Council. It is hardly a secretive organisation. Every measure discussed and passed in the PC is in the Court Circular and on the Privy Council website.

One area of Privy Council business is 'Commencement Orders' which determine when Acts or sections of Acts of Parliament come into effect. However, most of their work, and they don't meet that often, is to do with the statutory legislation of government bodies, Universities and so on.

In a national emergency the Privy Council can act. For instance at Sandringham in January 2002 a Privy Council meeting made an Order that banned dealings by businesses with bin Laden, Al-Qu'ida and the Taliban. That meeting went before Parliament and immediately was voted into law. It was a major piece of legislation with heavy penalties.

Another occasion was during the petrol strike in, I believe, the year 2000. An order was made in the Privy Council at a time when Parliament was not sitting to prevent panic buying and the conservation of petrol supplies.

The point is that none of it is secret. To read the Daily Fail you would think it was a Mafia organisation with the Queen, (who is sometimes absent from the Privy Council meetings) as the Don!

 It's only been a few days since that the Daily Fail journalists were getting up on their hind legs and rattling on about what a terrible, disrespectful man Jeremy Corbyn is for refusing to take the oath that would make him a Privy Councillor. Talk about speaking out of both sides of your mouth!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 05, 2015, 08:55:14 pm
Queen Elizabeth II receives the President of Kazakhstan
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/11/queen-elizabeth-ii-receives-president.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on November 19, 2015, 05:41:55 pm
Just in case anynof you in the UK think we live in a democracy... think again.... Prince Charles and ER meddle in our law-making process than was ever realised
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CEMQFjAFahUKEwjLkfTbgp3JAhXBXRQKHdztDWU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuk-politics-21024828&usg=AFQjCNHAI1XHcZPFihLi-nYFfKrDVcaN4w


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 22, 2015, 12:05:25 am
Our samba Queen and her 'Greek god': Exclusive royal pictures reveal a stunning, dance-mad young Elizabeth with a husband who made Malta swoon during the couple's time on the island in 1949

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3328712/Exclusive-royal-pictures-reveal-stunning-dance-mad-young-Elizabeth-husband-Malta-swoon-couple-s-time-island-194.html#ixzz3sAr9cxAD
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on November 23, 2015, 03:07:47 pm
Take a look at the comments section there are those IMO spinners who go on about how the royals have "learned a lesson" from Diana and Sarah and "did things differently" re: William and Kate "giving them time as a family" (aka to me is another excuse for their being workshy). Some propaganda going on. The Queen also did not bring the children with her and left them with her parents so it was hardly "normal" family time. She also worked a lot harder than Kate despite the spin she was "ordinary" while being in Malta.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 23, 2015, 04:14:13 pm
What exactly do they think they've "learned from Diana"?  Protect the younger royals from working because it is stressful?  That wasn't Diana's point at all.

Anyway, I will say, that other than breeding in the most ineffectual way, the Queen has never, overtly, done anything to embarrass her country.  We can't say that for any other the others, really, and once she's gone it's going to be quite the mess.  I can see how she thought that leading by example would be the way to go and Charles does work at what he does but not with the same immovable purpose of his mother.  And they've really messed up indulging William and, by extension, Kate.  They will be a blot for many years to come I fear.  And it must sadden HM a great deal to see what useless beings they are who continually whine and complain at an age when she was handling more than they can possibly comprehend.

The only person I can see in the lot of them with any ability to cohesively couple the past with the modernity of the 'now' is Harry.  He shows a discipline when required, I think he will grow out of the booze-fed self-pity parties, and has the common touch that is sadly lacking. 



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 03, 2015, 05:20:55 pm
Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain will make a State visit to Britain from March 8 to 10, 2016, Buckingham Palace says.
Felipe and Letizia will stay at Windsor Castle as guests of the Queen.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on December 04, 2015, 07:05:58 pm
The Queen held an Investiture today - how she stands for so long at her age is amazing but she looks like she is coping very well

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3346145/Sir-Lenny-Henry-Martin-Clunes-OBE-share-laugh-awarded-honours-services-drama-Investiture-ceremony-Queen-Windsor-Castle.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 04, 2015, 08:15:09 pm
Yes, I noticed that on the tv earlier, and she apparently carried out several a month or two ago.  She does well for her age, pretty strong and sturdy woman.  She coped well with the Chinese President visit as well.  Amazing.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on December 04, 2015, 08:34:35 pm
^
^^

Amazing staying power, I could never stand that long and I'm much younger.  Good to see her knighting Lenny Henry.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 05, 2015, 11:50:58 am
^You mean Ainsley Herriott   :laugh:  Good old BBC, got that wrong, caused quite a laugh on Twitter.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 14, 2015, 09:10:32 am

Royal warrant holder avoids tax bill for years.  Mappin and Webb look after the crown jewels. 

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/National/article1644719.ece





Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on December 14, 2015, 01:49:10 pm
Yet small businesses are told they will have to fill in tax returns 4 times every year after April 2016


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 14, 2015, 02:30:26 pm
^Yes, but sadly they do not clean the crown jewels for free as Mappin and Webb do.  Not even a UK company any more.  Scandalous, should not be allowed and HM of all people should know better, but then I suppose she lives on freebies and trades on her status.  No wonder they say she has trillions in the bank, the old bat never wants to put her hand in her own pocket.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on December 14, 2015, 11:30:40 pm
The Crown Jewels, like the Royal Collection, though aren't owned by the Queen but by the nation. Why should she have to pay to have cleaned stuff that she doesn't own?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 03, 2016, 02:04:53 am
Everything that wasn't invented by God was invented by an engineer'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03dgljy


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 03, 2016, 05:07:35 pm
The Crown Jewels, like the Royal Collection, though aren't owned by the Queen but by the nation. Why should she have to pay to have cleaned stuff that she doesn't own?

Well I suppose as she scrounges everything else from the nation, right down to the last sheet of toilet paper, then why change the habits of a lifetime.  She is greedy and grasping, wants to give nothing back, that much is evident.  In that case why is it free, the nation should be paying for them to be cleaned, as it pays for everything else for her.  Oops, silly me, she gives them the royal warrant, which of course she does not pay for it is free, how could I forget that. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Whiffy Leaks on January 04, 2016, 01:16:36 pm
Well now I've seen it all  ???

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3382620/Anti-litter-campaign-urging-Brits-clean-Queen-ahead-monarch-s-90th-birthday-mocked-Twitter.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 04, 2016, 05:35:44 pm
The Crown Jewels, like the Royal Collection, though aren't owned by the Queen but by the nation. Why should she have to pay to have cleaned stuff that she doesn't own?

HM uses them
HM decides who wears what jewels
HM's family uses them

At some point I think HM should take responsibility for whether or not they're cleaned and she should pay.

The Crown Jewels, like the Royal Collection, though aren't owned by the Queen but by the nation. Why should she have to pay to have cleaned stuff that she doesn't own?
Well I suppose as she scrounges everything else from the nation, right down to the last sheet of toilet paper, then why change the habits of a lifetime.  She is greedy and grasping, wants to give nothing back, that much is evident.  In that case why is it free, the nation should be paying for them to be cleaned, as it pays for everything else for her.  Oops, silly me, she gives them the royal warrant, which of course she does not pay for it is free, how could I forget that.

Good point, I had failed to realize/remember that she's mooched since coming to the throne.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 05, 2016, 08:10:04 am
Not sure where to put this, mods please feel free to move to another thread, I couldn´t find one that fit the bill.  :flower:

The royals do lots for charity

https://republic.org.uk/what-we-want/monarchy-myth-buster/royals-do-lots-charity


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 07, 2016, 02:19:24 am
The Crown -  - Netflix
This   story reveals the political rivalries and romance behind Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the 2nd half of the 20th century.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n8Q0bJ_zO7w&ebc=ANyPxKoEmjciaKEdYGJd0oj__s0YE-k07EyKBSVIAlQwDAiCFOXE5M4Y2ulm0YOAyeCwiRaCm5dx


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on January 07, 2016, 02:53:22 am
^Thanks, Fly!  Added to My List.  Worth a look-see although, from the preview, nobody looks like anybody.  Ha!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HennyPenny on January 07, 2016, 03:42:21 am
^^^Same Here .. i still dont get why Prince Phillip had such an issue with the Queen not taken his name and giving up his career , its not like he didnt know she was the next in line to the throne .


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on January 07, 2016, 08:04:57 am
She did take his name - to begin with.

It wasn't until Mountbatten came out and said that 'the House of Mountbatten now reigns' that she was pressured into changing her name and denying Philip the same right as every other man - in 1952.

Past Queens' Regnant had taken their husband's names and passed it on to their children with Queen Victoria's son and grandson reigning as the House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha. The name of Windsor only came about because that name was 'too German' in 1917 and so the family's name was changed from that of the previous Prince Consort's to Windsor. Philip believed that he should have had the same right.

He knew that he would have to give up the navy - eventually - but when he married didn't expect it to be so soon but more after another 10 - 20 years of service. Remember the King died at 56 while it is reasonable for people, even in the late 40s to expect to live at least into their mid-70s.

The Queen Mum's issue largely came because she also expected to be The Queen for a lot longer and to have her position usurped by Philip upset her - he became the Consort of the monarch which had been her position.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on January 07, 2016, 08:19:53 am
^ I don't think that Philip was angry about giving up his naval career, just sad and regretful that he had to give it up because of King George VI's premature death. Philip knew the Queen wouldn't use his surname as a reigning monarch. However he wanted his children to be Mountbattens. He lost that first battle because Churchill (the PM at the time would not agree) and it wasn't until Prince Andrew's birth that it was agreed that Mountbatten-Windsor would be used in future for those of the Queen's descendants who weren't Royal Highnesses.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on January 07, 2016, 10:12:21 am
Philip knew that Elizabeth would reign as a member of the House of Windsor but fully expected that Charles would be the first monarch of the House of Mountbatten - as Edward VII reigned as the first king of the House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha but Lord Louis Mountbatten jumped the gun and formal announcement were made to deny Philip that right - lead as much by Queen Mary and the Queen Mum as Churchill - none of whom really liked Lord Louis. Churchill had a long-standing dislike of the Mountbatten family going back to issues with Prince Louis, the First Marquis of Milford-Haven and Prince Philip's grandfather.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on January 07, 2016, 10:23:55 am
^ Churchill's dislike of the Mountbattens was primarily driven by Lord Louis' actions as the last Viceroy, in Churchill's eyes 'giving away' India in 1947. However, primarily he was a traditionalist who had admired King George VI.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on January 07, 2016, 10:42:08 pm
Churchill's dislike of the Mountbatten's goes back way before India - to the start of World War One at the latest - and even earlier if the rumours that Prince Louis had an affair with his mother are true.

The dislike grew as Lord Louis made strides in his career and was appointed Viceroy but the hatred of the family has its origins in the way Prince Louis and he disagreed about how to conduct the naval war in the early days of WWI.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HennyPenny on January 08, 2016, 02:05:59 am
Thanks for the tea....  :thankyou:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 27, 2016, 06:07:20 pm
Must say rather surprised at what is coming out about the rf these days, we would never have known any of this years ago.  I am wondering just who is gunning for them, someone must be with the amount coming out now.  Can think of quite a few names, but no real idea.

There’s no evidence oul Queeny is lovely….
JANUARY 25, 2016 / UNROYALREPORTER

https://revoltingsubject.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/theres-no-evidence-oul-queeny-is-lovely/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on January 27, 2016, 06:33:01 pm
I bet the old bat thought she'd have a wonderful year of celebrations as it is her 90th birthday...... sorry Betty, it's all catching up with you and about time too


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on January 27, 2016, 06:49:09 pm
^
^^

The public are becoming more daring at expressing their views, particularly the negative ones.   Some of the comments on the Internet are extremely scathing.  The public have realised that the RF have been built up by the Press over the years and the dark side suppressed.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on January 27, 2016, 06:50:53 pm
Well if they're starting to turn on ER the heaven help the Middletons when its their turn


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on January 27, 2016, 08:48:59 pm
The Crown Jewels, like the Royal Collection, though aren't owned by the Queen but by the nation. Why should she have to pay to have cleaned stuff that she doesn't own?

HM uses them
HM decides who wears what jewels
HM's family uses them

At some point I think HM should take responsibility for whether or not they're cleaned and she should pay.

Of course if she has to pay to have them cleaned etc she should also have the right to sell them, which she doesn't have as she doesn't own them.

Just imagine the furore if she did sell the Crown Jewels and Royal Collection because she had to pay for their maintenance.

It is the same as anything else - the owner pays for maintenance regardless of who uses them. It is also the responsibility of the owner to insure them - which no doubt they aren't as the British public won't do so.

As far as the comments coming out these days - nothing new there. Have a look at some of the things that were said about monarchs in the Middle Ages and later ones such as Queen Victoria. It is the way of the people but nothing new at all here.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on January 27, 2016, 09:05:18 pm
PR and the Press have always reported that QE was a much loved sovereign so it is a surprise to read in many places that this is not the case.  Victoria shut herself away after Albert's death and made herself very unpopular.   It was her son on becoming King who surprisingly reached out to the people and made the Monarchy popular again.   It is being said that when Charles takes over there will be little if any interest in the Monarchy.  We can only wait and see what transpires.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on January 27, 2016, 09:24:15 pm
I figure it won't be good considering Upchuck himself.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on January 27, 2016, 10:32:19 pm
Rumour has it that the spanish state visit has been cancelled.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on January 28, 2016, 05:20:10 am
^That can't be good. I wonder what's going on behind the scenes.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on January 28, 2016, 06:53:37 pm
Nothing. Simply there is no gov on Spain right now.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on January 28, 2016, 08:21:21 pm
I have heard that it could be postponed due to the political situation in Spain and would be re-scheduled once that situation is clearer, rather than cancelled outright.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Countess of Holland on January 28, 2016, 09:06:36 pm
That makes perfect sense. The present government is essentially a care-taker regime, they take care of business that must be dealt with, but are not allowed to initiate new policies of some kind. That must be done by a new government that must be formed after the elections late 2015.

And I understand it takes some time.

IIRC for this exact reason a planned state-visit of Queen Beatrix in the 2000's was also postponed. It is the result of the position of the monarch in a constitutional monarchy (The Netherlands) or parliamentary monarchy (Spain).


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 10, 2016, 01:19:01 pm
I reckon HM did not want to share her carriage with cath medd, and who could blame her.  A ridiculous story. They are telling us that HM and her security had to share the carriage? We know they would have had the whole carriage to themselves if not two.  Another one for the gullible sycophants.

HM 54 GBP train ticket, cath medd 3k helicopter ride for the same journey.  Couldn´t make it up could you.


http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/642428/Queen-train-journey-Norfolk-London-Kate-helicopter-ride-RAF-air-cadets?_ga=1.125188680.355084153.1452078816


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on February 13, 2016, 10:07:52 pm
Revealed: Damien Hirst's only portrait of the Queen found in government archives
Controversial artist secretly donated painting – made public here for the first time – to the Government Art Collection for the nation last year

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/12155026/Revealed-Damien-Hirsts-only-portrait-of-the-Queen-found-in-government-archives.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 23, 2016, 02:04:02 am
Queen's corgis fed homeopathic remedies in order of seniority, trainer says
Dog trainer to the Queen's corgis says the animals are fed in rank order off silver plates


 Admirers of the Royal family may well expect the Queen's mealtimes to be dominated by strict protocol about seniority, dinner served on silver and porcelain, and specially-designed menus for each member of the family.

They may not be aware that such luxury applies not only to human Royals, but also their dogs.

The Queen’s corgis also enjoy an “individually designed menu”, served by hand in strict order of each dog’s importance, their trainer has disclosed.

Dr Roger Mugford, an animal psychologist and behavioural therapist, said the Royal corgis eat homeopathic and herbal remedies along with their favourite fare, presented to them by a butler.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/12167311/Queens-corgis-fed-homeopathic-remedies-in-order-of-seniority-trainer-says.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 23, 2016, 10:37:37 am
Wonderful.  Her "subjects" are having to scrounge at food and clothing banks, they merely exist from hand to mouth, the monarchy gets a huge pay rise, the "subjects" get nothing, but the royal corgis live on fillet steak, solid silver bowls and etc.  We can see where HM´s priorities lie can´t we  -  not a good thing to publicise, but at least it is out there now for us all to see.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Mandosiel on February 23, 2016, 12:58:25 pm
I honestly don't think that the monarchy is going to survive HM demise, there's too much damage done to its foundations and infrastructure. Unless Harry can somehow pull of a wonderful marriage that can save it at least for a while it's going to sink. There's too much coming out now about all of them, it's not going to make it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on February 23, 2016, 07:01:13 pm
The press has been in rare form as of late. Wonder what finally ticked them off.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 23, 2016, 07:10:55 pm
^Yes, been wondering the same thing, the guns are out blazing for quite a few of them at the moment, including bill and cath medd.  About time it all came out, I am of the belief that HM is not sweet little old lady, in fact the complete reverse, with a core of steel that runs through her, which is why it surprises me that she does nothing about the lazy duo, and appears to let them walk all over her and tread her into the gutter, taking the whole family with them.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 23, 2016, 07:17:48 pm
The press has been in rare form as of late. Wonder what finally ticked them off.

The public is fed up; the DM can't cover for them anymore, the DM is now going along with public opinion.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on February 23, 2016, 07:33:30 pm
Even expose TV documentaries revealing things never once allowed before

https://thecolemanexperience.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/prince-philips-secret-affairs/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 23, 2016, 08:10:12 pm
A friend of mine sent me this earlier this evening.  Very tame by today´s standard of course, but not difficult to get the inuendo´s and true meaning of the Thursday Club.  It is an article from 1996 would you believe.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/innocent-days-at-the-thursday-club-1324245.html



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 07, 2016, 01:39:57 am
Prince Philip showing no signs of relaxing after committing to another year of horses
HE MAY be nearly 95 but the Duke of Edinburgh clearly isn’t sparing the horses when it comes to his favourite hobby.
Prince Philip has committed to at least another year of carriage driving after retaining the two female grooms who look after his ponies at Windsor Castle.

The great-grandfather is determined to remain as active as possible, despite having a heart stent fitted in 2011 and abdominal surgery a year later, according to royal insiders.

He spent almost two hours driving the horses yesterday in Windsor Great Park. Even the Queen, 89, has begged him to take it easy but aides have revealed telling the “Iron Duke” to slow down is an impossible task.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/650154/Prince-Philip-horses-commit-not-stopping-old-94-queen


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 07, 2016, 11:22:42 am
Shame his grandson bill medd does not have the same energy/stamina.  Comes to something when a 34 year old is bone idle and wants to do absolutely nothing yet the grandfather can keep going.  Says it all about bill medd really doesn´t it.  Puts him in a very bad light indeed.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 09, 2016, 12:29:24 am
The Queen 'backs Brexit': Her Majesty reported to have revealed Eurosceptic views to former Deputy PM Nick Clegg at lunch during last parliament

Buckingham Palace last night moved to deny extraordinary claims the Queen is backing a Brexit in the forthcoming referendum on EU membership.

The 89-year-old monarch is said to have told Nick Clegg during a lunch at Windsor Castle that she thought Europe was going in the wrong direction, according to The Sun.

A source told the newspaper the pro-EU then deputy PM was reprimanded by the Queen - who is politically neutral in public - for ‘quite a while’ over the issue of Europe.

Mr Clegg last night said he had ‘no recollection’ of such a conversation and branded the story ‘nonsense’ but did not offer an outright denial.

Although the paper does not specify when the meeting took place, Mr Clegg was a guest at Windsor Castle for a Council with the Queen on six occasions between 2011 and 2014, according to official Court Circular records.

Buckingham Palace said in a strongly-worded statement last night: ‘The Queen remains politically neutral, as she has for 63 years. We would never comment on spurious, anonymously-sourced claims.

‘The referendum will be a matter for the British people.’

However, the suggestion the Queen is of a Eurosceptic bent will intrigue many people. Her intervention during the Scottish independence referendum last September proved explosive.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3483118/The-Queen-backs-Brexit-Majesty-reported-revealed-Eurosceptic-views-former-Deputy-PM-Nick-Clegg-lunch-parliament.html#ixzz42MRxkb6k
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on March 09, 2016, 07:17:38 am
^

Ha, 'the Queen remaining neutral and non political - she was known to make it clear which way she wanted the Scottish Referendum to go as she didn't want to lose her precious Balmoral etc.'


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 09, 2016, 04:00:54 pm
Yes, she soon sent hameron hot footing it up there when the thought the Scottish voters would win.  Think too much in favour of believing she has interefered with Brexit.  It hass never been my opinion that she is neutral regarding politics, with the more I read and here about her these days the more it confirms it for me.  It will all come out eventually, it always does, no matter how many lies or how much spin the use, the truth will out.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on March 10, 2016, 07:46:14 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3484946/The-Queen-s-secret-deal-let-William-time-royal-short-fused-Prince-reminds-Philip-father.html

What about it? I like this comment: Does this part time prince get a part time financial support?  lol


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 10, 2016, 11:18:11 am
Well, if HM has actually said any of this, then she really is on the scrap heap.  If the truth it shows her as a very weak and stupid woman, and is not very flattering to the rest of her children/grandchildren, who all know spots of bill/cath medd.  Sheer lunacy and bound to irritate the other family members.  Comments are good, and very little support for the lazy duo or the monarchy.


The Queen's secret 'deal' to let William be a part-time royal and why the short-fused Prince reminds her of Philip - and her father
William and the Queen have been close since his school days at Eton, when he would join her for tea at Windsor Castle on Sunday afternoons
Queen said to see him as a reigning in a style not dissimilar to hers
William's family remind her of the bond she had with her own parents
Determined William allowed to be close to his children while they are small
But decision also inspired by how difficult it was for the young Philip to adjust to the restrictions and formalities of Buckingham Palace


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3484946/The-Queen-s-secret-deal-let-William-time-royal-short-fused-Prince-reminds-Philip-father.html#comments


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 10, 2016, 11:44:48 am
^ Oops, , who all know spots of bill/cath medd  -  should be "knock spots off". Brain dead today it would appear.........



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on March 10, 2016, 02:50:00 pm
No GB, your brain's just tired because you have been working unlike some I could mention :there: :there:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on March 10, 2016, 03:29:54 pm
I put that Secret Deal article in a separate thread. It really is a classic. LOL


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 12, 2016, 05:17:21 pm
Gove 'did not brief' Sun's 'Queen backs Brexit' story


Michael Gove has declined to deny having been the source of the claim, reported by the Sun this week, that the Queen backed Britain leaving the EU.

"Michael did not brief this story," a source close to Mr Gove told the BBC.

The Sun said it had "multiple sources" and was confident its report was true.

Earlier, Mr Gove had said: "I don't know how the Sun got all its information and I don't think it's really worth my adding anything."

BBC political correspondent Ross Hawkins says Mr Gove's comments were notable for not including a specific denial that he had leaked the Queen's views.

Our correspondent says the source's remarks appear to reject the idea that Mr Gove actively sought to get the story reported, but do not rule out the possibility he was an inadvertent source.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35793773


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 12, 2016, 06:13:49 pm
I was watching the interview, and the reporters comments afterwards, and they are valid, he really did not actually deny the leak, which is quite interesting.  Maybe thought it would be worse to be caught out in a lie if he made a full denial and it comes out he was involved.

He can either defend himself, again, in what way I do not know, or do what the rf do  -  bury his head in the sand and hope for it go go away.  At this stage I think he might as well come clean, but they do not seem to like honesty do they.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 14, 2016, 09:05:44 am
"The Queen is a meddler. She’s better at it than her eldest son but that just means she’s smarter than the Prince of Wales (not hard) or has better advisers. Crucially, she knows she doesn’t have to say anything incriminating because most of the press can be relied on to “interpret” her remarks in the right way, while repeating the lofty fiction that the monarch is politically neutral."

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/eu-referendum-who-really-cares-what-the-queen-thinks-of-brexit-a6927896.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 14, 2016, 12:59:05 pm
So who is this sweet little old lady the rf want us to think the queen is  -  sounds very full on to me.

Cleggsit sparked Brexit: Queen not amused by Nick’s ‘sermon’

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/6998250/Queen-blasted-Clegg-over-Euro-sermon.html

Shame she did not use her powers on the medds in the same way isn´t it - now she would be doing us all a favour then and might have a little respect for her.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 17, 2016, 07:49:14 pm
Queen and Prince Philip distracted by quarrelling LIONS as they open new zoo enclosure
THE Queen and Prince Philip have rarely been as distracted during an opening ceremony as when two lions began quarrelling a few yards behind them today

For a few seconds the sound of four-year-old Asiatic lion twins Heidi and Indi growling at each other over a scrap of meat - albeit behind a big fence - at London Zoo proved strangely more alluring than a welcome speech by Professor Sir John Major Beddington, president of the Zoological Society of London.

The 89-year-old monarch and Philip, 94, there to open the Land of the Lions exhibit, kept gazing behind them, perhaps making sure that the fence was still intact, as the two lions debated who should eat the meat.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/653428/Queen-Prince-Phillip-London-Zoo-lion-enclousre


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 18, 2016, 12:56:34 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3498066/EPHRAIM-HARDCASTLE-Queen-refuses-return-London-meet-President-Obama.html

Way to go Your Majesty!   And on behalf of the USA, I apologize that you will have to listen to the pontificating prosing that is no doubt on the agenda . . .   


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 21, 2016, 12:12:54 pm
Trying to silence the press over Brexit stance is a travesty, your Majesty

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7014055/Queen-was-wrong-to-try-and-silence-press-says-free-speech-campaigner.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 25, 2016, 08:06:11 pm
Wonder if Putin does know anything. 


Putin Says He Has Proof Princess Diana Was Killed By British Royal Family

http://www.religiousmind.com/2016/03/putin-says-he-has-proof-princess-diana.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on March 25, 2016, 08:13:16 pm
^

It is quite terrifying that Putin says 'conclusive evidence has emerged'.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on March 25, 2016, 08:21:26 pm
I agree and he was also very vociferous about another subject concerning the RF - for another thread as don't wish to be banned but I guess you all know to what I am referring!! 

It wouldn't surprise me if he does know something or else is just stirring the pot like ma does from tome to time - Oh Lord,  you don't think they are related do you ?  :o


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on March 26, 2016, 12:18:05 pm
^^^ Russian press published that article about the surrogate, too. So who knows?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 26, 2016, 04:47:58 pm
They have stopped taking comments for this article.  People banging on about the tourism revenue from BP.  It is a well know fact tht the Palace of Versailles brings if way more touriest than BP, and they do not have a monarchy.  A recent list of the top ten tourist attractions for the UK  -  guess what?  BP was not even on it  :laugh: :laugh:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2824919/World-s-expensive-homes-revealed-Buckingham-Palace-property-ladder-1billion-three-ten-London.html#reader-comments


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on March 26, 2016, 07:07:39 pm
^

Interesting that Putin says that after speaking with Elton John he has irrefutable evidence that she was murdered by the RF.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on April 01, 2016, 11:27:52 am
God Save the Queen to stay at all English rugby and soccer international matches.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3477695/God-Save-Queen-stay-revolt-rugby-soccer-chiefs-kills-MPs-plan-create-new-anthem-English.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 03, 2016, 10:39:47 am
Philip - such a lovely, sweet old man  -  NOT. Bring on the Republic, long overdue.

https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12472768_10208787886645537_3192551774597090617_n.jpg?oh=411aa7bd701ebc0da1551f3c4706f101&oe=57806E82


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on April 03, 2016, 12:03:21 pm
^ Oh yes, he is.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 03, 2016, 02:19:05 pm
^ April Fool day gone now  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on April 03, 2016, 04:17:03 pm
^ Now I see it.  :laugh: lol :laugh:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 03, 2016, 08:21:15 pm
They have stopped taking comments for this article.  People banging on about the tourism revenue from BP.  It is a well know fact tht the Palace of Versailles brings if way more touriest than BP, and they do not have a monarchy.  A recent list of the top ten tourist attractions for the UK  -  guess what?  BP was not even on it  :laugh: :laugh:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2824919/World-s-expensive-homes-revealed-Buckingham-Palace-property-ladder-1billion-three-ten-London.html#reader-comments

If members of the BRF worked as tour guides and escorted guests around and had tea/snacks with the tourists, tourism would skyrocket.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 04, 2016, 07:30:34 pm
An article re the Panama Papers and who is involved, and included is

-  Elizabeth Windsor, the Queen, and Coutts and Co.

-  The UK Government’s ‘Overseas Territories’ and Crown Dependencies

-  The UK political establishment


https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/3784/the-brits-exposed-so-far-by-the-panamapapers-tax-haven-scandal



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 07, 2016, 11:30:34 am
Interesting article, and from what has been said HM ordered the HRMC to lay off investigating pp, medds, etc.

HMRC are supposed to stop tax dodgers. Guess who they rent their offices from.

"Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – you know, that place that deals with all things tax-related – are now involved in a tax scandal.

You see, HMRC’s HQ is actually privately owned. Its headquarters are owned by a private company called CIHL Infrastructure Holdings which are registered in, yep, you’ve guessed it; a tax haven. Jersey to be exact.

And the HMRC’s 600 tax offices? They’re owned by Mapley Steps Limited, who are registered in Bermuda, which is also a favourite amongst the tax-shy."

http://evolvepolitics.com/hmrc-are-supposed-to-stop-tax-dodgers-guess-who-they-rent-their-offices-from/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 07, 2016, 10:31:50 pm
New Royal website launched
Buckingham Palace has today re-launched the main website for The Queen and the Royal Family.

The new site is the first upgrade in over eight years and will be fully compatible with all mobile devices. This is particularly important in communicating with the Commonwealth, where nearly 60% of the population is under the age of 30 and mobile communication is predominant.

Renamed 'The home of the Royal Family', the royal.uk site will incorporate and embed social media and video, which play an increasing role in engaging the public in the role and public work of The Queen and the Royal Family. The site is highly visual rather than text-led like the current Monarchy website. Layers of information sit within navigation blocks that flow in to create rolling infinity pages.

One of the principal innovations is to make the search facility far simpler, in order to encourage users to explore more of the site. While there will still be a menu, a search box on the main site will be the primary form of navigation.

The new site will feature news and information about the work of the Royal Family; encyclopaedia-style content on the history and traditions of the Monarchy and information about Royal residences and art collections. The website has been designed by leading digital agency Reading Room after a competitive tender.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said:

"The public expect to be able to engage with the role and work of The Queen and the Royal Family in ways they are familiar with. The new royal.uk site is more flexible in terms of accessibility, visually engaging in its appeal, easier to navigate and search, and is more interactive. It is also much easier to update regularly with content from numerous sources including charities and members of the public who benefit from their work."

On average over 12 million people globally visit the current Royal website each year.
https://www.royal.uk/new-royal-website-launched


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 12, 2016, 02:52:09 am
Why I fear the monarchy will die with the Queen: A controversial view by a royal historian on the eve of the Queen's 90th birthday 
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3535054/Why-fear-monarchy-die-Queen-controversial-view-royal-historian-eve-Queen-s-90th-birthday.html#ixzz45ZYy4TZJ


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on April 12, 2016, 04:56:55 am
Anna Whitelock again. She's been bleating about the monarchy's demise for decades.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 12, 2016, 08:09:14 am
^^  Good, about time people wrote these articles.  Comments good, many agree, and especially from Australia.  The British rf is out of touch, and as for the lazy duo, what a waste of space those two are, cost the taxpayer millions and do stuff all for anyone other than themselves and the meddletons.  No way is bill meddleton fit to rule a bee hive, let along the Unkited Kingdom.  All that pathetic visiting the slums, they did not, they whitewashed it all and the slums came to them all tided up and new clothes.  They make a mockery out of this trip to India, and the British rf.  If that is the best the monarchy has to offer then get rid, now, and the tide is turning, they are trying to hide it all with spin but too many seeing through it now.  Bring it on, and soon.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 12, 2016, 06:17:41 pm
HM is a weak Sovereign and weak Sovereigns bring down dynasties.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 12, 2016, 07:47:51 pm
^Totally agree. She should have addressed the meddleton situation many years ago, partially her fault, she allowed it to go that far.  Can´t see any other family of note allowing cath medd and her vile family to continue to drag them into the sewer, yet she allows it time and time again.  Did HM really thingk that cath medd would make a success of this Indian tour, even the Indian people are not bothered about the lazy duo.  After the Down Under tour surely she knew cath medd could not be trusted not to disgrace the British rf.  Another flashgate bad enough, but at a War Memorial for goodness sake.  As for the medds en masse, all garbage and well suited, including uncle fester.  No monarch worth their position would have allowed this to continue, and yet she just sits back and allows the medds to bring the rf down into sewer level.  Has she not got the backbone to sort it all out, she has enough back up and support, there is no need for this to continue at all.  She might be 90 but she still appears to have all her marbles and a steely eyed look, why not use it.  TPTB must inform her of what the public are thinking, most comments sections want the monarchy gone by a high percentage, they need to wake up and smell the coffee.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 12, 2016, 09:29:25 pm
You know, if HM were stronger she would have:

*Stripped Fergie of her "Duchess of York" courtesy title for her nonstop shady dealings and messes and mooching off of her daughters
*Ordered Fergie kicked out of the royal household/grounds and ordered Fergie to find a place of her own to live in
*Told Charles to choose between crown or mistress
*Told William to start doing appearances at eighteen
*Told William to study substantial things in university and do appearances on his off days/vacations/weekends in Scotland
*Forbid William from living off campus or having friends live with him
*Ordered William to start doing appearances for a full year and participate in court ceremonial while attending appearances with Anne and Philip and Charles
*Horsewhipped William for letting his girlfriend insult various family members and manipulating the press for pressuring for a marriage
*Summoned Kate to a face to face meeting where she would have ripped Kate to pieces for her marriage promoting/pressure antics
*Exposed the Middletons and everything they have going on that is shady; William would have been burned, but he deserved it

If after all that, an engagement happened, refuse to lift a finger to protect the privacy of the ducal couple from the media; no bullying the press into frightened submission and no way would I allow them to abuse the free legal services granted to them by the firm that used to provide it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 12, 2016, 09:38:41 pm
^Excellent post, totally agree. Far too lenient on them all  -  and I do not believe she is a weak old woman either, probably just could not be bothered to control them and let them all make a mess of their lives.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 12, 2016, 09:44:18 pm
HM's main fault is that she does not think like a Sovereign and for some reason, doesn't speak up. If HM had defended her sister, her sister would have been married for twenty years, have a lot of kids, fulfilled personal life and while Townsend died of stomach cancer, he would have ended up dying a happily married man and he would have never lived his life in exile. Margaret wouldn't have had that divorce and would have been more stable. HM keeps thinking and (sometimes) acting like a regular housewife who can't handle her authority. HM could have modernized the entire system deftly and easily, but chose not to.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 12, 2016, 11:14:17 pm
It's a shame that HM never got off the dime on all of that. Her monarchy would be a lot stronger if that were the case. She would not be vulnerable in any way. Not open to any criticism. Now she's being slammed left and right.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 12, 2016, 11:44:28 pm
Thing is, HM could have returned the monarchy to an autocracy if she had played her cards and asserted herself. If HM had ordered Andrew PB to another country and ordered Camilla to accompany him, then the affair would have been defused and Diana and Charles would be married. Thing is, if HM had done those things I mentioned, the people would trust the monarch to do the right thing, always and would granted the monarchy more power and influence.

HM could have become a living legend for so much more than her non-strenuous work ethic and stoic reserve. She could have easily kept the BRF on track and I think that if HM had prevented Charles from being a self pitying snot, he would have married sooner and avoided a lot of BS drama and misery. It's not like HM didn't have resources to move thinges according to her direction and the courtiers would have done her bidding with happy zeal.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Whiffy Leaks on April 13, 2016, 01:06:50 am
I agree wholeheartedly that the queen could have got her whole family back on track, in many, many ways. She still could, but probably won't. There is absolutely no way in earth though that she would be given any further powers or that the vast majority of people would agree to that, whatever choices she made. We're not that stupid or subservient as a nation in general. Only a vocal few are avid monarchists and I doubt even many of those would go for a more overtly powerful monarch.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 13, 2016, 01:52:46 am
I'm not saying that HM would rule and crush opposition, but she could have become more powerful and inspired respect. When monarchs ran things, their heirs didn't have the guts to disagree about the weather, much less be determined to flout the monarchical tradition and then marry the mistress like Charles.

HM should have been kicking her family into place, taking the names of people messing with them, and then siccing the courtiers on the troublemakers. Thing is, HM could have become better educated, better read, better cultured and go figure, she thew that away as well.

When her reign started, she had Parliament eating out of her hand and the public was fawning and the press was in line. She could have kept all that if she had done dirty work behind closed doors and been more assertive about her views and sincere wishes, HM would have a stable family and a stable monarchy.

These days she should have figured out that it wasn't all about being good for PR, but about keeping order in the RF. The only reason Edward VII reigned without incident despite his many mistresses is because he was strict about his wife's honor and the mistresses respected the rules.

The minute Camilla mouthed off about Diana, HM could have ordered APB out of the country and ordered Camilla to go with her husband. The minute Charles started whining about not having HM there all the time, he should have been taken out to the woodshed for a whipping.

HM for some reason keeps holding back from exercising real wrath that her ancestors had no compunction revealing when they were angry and struck terror into their heirs. HM could have done ANYTHING to get her family in line and could have changed things for the better. If HM had been stronger, PR wouldn't be a problem because the RF would in such such a secure position that they could get more power and influence. If HM had ordered Charles to study something other than arts/philosophy then I am certain that he would be more inclined to think practical and would have lived his life differently.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 13, 2016, 02:44:07 am
It really is all such a mess.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on April 13, 2016, 08:41:38 am
^^

As we have often mentioned the RF were walking on eggshells after Diana's death and terrified at the public's negative reaction to and criticism of the Monarchy.  The machinating Medds used this to worm their way in and provide bill with a fake loving family environment which he fell for hook line and sinker.  He truly believed they wanted him for himself and not who he was.   Sadly his naivety has brought about the public wanting the end of the Monarchy when the Queen goes.  The Medds will consequently go down in history as the most reviled and detested family ever.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on April 14, 2016, 03:01:50 am
This poll on the popularity of the monarchy was conducted in September 2015 by the well-regarded polling company YouGov. Quite a way to go before a republic is formed judging by those figures, and how many members does Republic have again?
https://yougov.co.uk/news/2015/09/08/monarchy-here-stay/







Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 14, 2016, 04:13:58 am
HM is the only reason that numbers are down; it's all because of HM and I believe that the numbers will change, when Charles reigns and WK become next in line and the Middletons get ever so much closer to being in charge. As for a republic, not many are eager to take such a drastic step, understandably.

If HM had half the balls of her namesake, the first Elizabeth, there wouldn't be any talk of a republic at all.

^^
As we have often mentioned the RF were walking on eggshells after Diana's death and terrified at the public's negative reaction to and criticism of the Monarchy.  The machinating Medds used this to worm their way in and provide bill with a fake loving family environment which he fell for hook line and sinker.  He truly believed they wanted him for himself and not who he was.   Sadly his naivety has brought about the public wanting the end of the Monarchy when the Queen goes.  The Medds will consequently go down in history as the most reviled and detested family ever.

This has been the only weakness of the BRF, caring about the press and PR and letting William and the media use Diana as a reason that William slacked off and was ensnared by the Midds, or in some cases, walked right into the viper's den. I don't think HM should have let Diana's memory derail William's training or let William mess around building huts in Chile when he should have been traveling the Commonwealth and getting trained by diplomats for his role. If I'd been HM I would have ordered him into duties at eighteen and made the little brat get a whipping if he put up a fuss. I never would have allowed Harry to get away with drugs by just attending a rehab meeting, I would have whipped him and ordered him to do hard labor and go to therapy. As for the Nazi salute, I would have had him publicly whipped.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on April 14, 2016, 04:33:42 am
I usually don't give polls a lot of concrete notice because I've never, ever been polled myself nor know anyone else who has, but I think, in this case it's probably accurate that the monarchy is looked upon in a more favorable light.  I don't think, however, that that will stay the same after HM passes away.  It hasn't hit the public consciousness yet that this is an inevitability and because she represents an investment of not only her but their lifetime, that shock will not transpose very gracefully into another Head of State.

Prince Charles, for all his good intentions, has no history with these people of the same flawless representation and steadfastness to personal honor and duty.  Regardless of her faults with her family nobody can say that HM hasn't done a job few, if any, could have emulated.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on April 14, 2016, 07:15:33 am
@Val. ITA with your take on the situation but surely now the RF can see how reviled the Middleton are and the lazies too come to that so I don't think many would shed tears if they were pushed out.  The lazies should be read the riot act, especially waity for her flashing and disrespectful behaviour on foreign tours. IMO when ER dies we are in for interesting times... I don't think Charles will sit back and do nothing regarding the mess they have created


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 14, 2016, 10:09:10 am
^Agree.  I have no faith in polls to be honest.  I have never been asked to be included in one, and like Yooper don´t know anyone who has, so quite who is aked to particpate I have no idea.  As with elections etc., polls are very easily manipulated, and quite often do not give a true idea of what public opinion actually is.

I have read, quite often, that there are many in high places of power who are only holding back on doing anything about the monarchy out of respect for the long reign of HM, but once she is gone that will disappear and a lot will take place, and I can well believe that.  Even Rupert Murdoch, not a chap I like, but it has long been said he has so much dirt to dish but is holding back because of HM.  Apparently if he has passed on by then others will release all the dirt that he as on them. So, we will see.  I do not wish HM dead, but in truth she is 90 and it has to happen at some stage in the not too distant future, none of us can live forever.

My personal opinion is that all hell will break loose post the state funeral, there will be no need for anyone to hold back.  As for viper ma at BP  -  highly doubtful that will happen, that family is so reviled I think there would be mayhem outside BP if it even looked as thought that was going to happen. They are trailer trash, and it shows in everything they say and do.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 14, 2016, 04:37:27 pm
Despite her dedication to duty, HM has likely made a lot of enemies out of a lot of people and these people are likely very powerful. I don't think the Windsors are so immune or admired behind closed doors and I wonder what the Windsors have pulled behind closed doors to make so many powerful enemies.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on April 14, 2016, 05:06:40 pm
It seems the aristo ladies were reluctant to take up with William after hearing what happened to Lady Diana.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on April 17, 2016, 06:05:41 am
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-04-11/netflixs-the-crown-air-date-confirmed (http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-04-11/netflixs-the-crown-air-date-confirmed)

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Netflix's lavish royal family drama The Crown will be released on Friday 4th November 2016, the streaming service has confirmed.

Wolf Hall actor Claire Foy plays Queen Elizabeth II and former Doctor Who star Matt Smith is Prince Philip in the new 10-episode series, which follows the history of the Queen's reign through political and personal turmoil.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 17, 2016, 07:20:44 am
It seems the aristo ladies were reluctant to take up with William after hearing what happened to Lady Diana.

Why would they?

Aristocratic ladies have fathers who work as courtiers and I am sure they know how the BRF treats the courtiers as the eternal enemy. When Diana was a "Lady", Diana showed deference to Princess Anne, who threw it back in Diana's face since Princess Anne is a spoiled brat who lacks good manners.

At some point, showing someone deference and respect becomes a waste of time, so why bother with that family?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 19, 2016, 06:16:47 pm
£50k a year to keep Her Maj down with the kids: Buckingham Palace seeks a social media specialist to boost royals' online profile
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3546832/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-50k-year-Maj-kids.html#ixzz46IH0fFGj


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 20, 2016, 10:08:33 am
12ft statues of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh stand proudly in Windsor garden
Two giant terracotta tributes to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are perhaps some of the more unusual creations devoted to the royal couple.


terracotta tributes to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are perhaps some of the more unusual creations devoted to the royal couple.

The 12ft heads of the monarch, who turns 90 on Thursday, and Philip have pride of place outside Ben Bennett's home on the outskirts of Windsor.

Complete with plastic grass hair, the statues, which sit next to a red telephone box, were discovered by Mr Bennett in a house clearance in Chelsea several years ago and he decided to give them pride of place on the lawn in front of his house in Oakley Green - a short drive from Windsor Castle.

The Queen may have even paid a visit to see the large earthenware statues, Mr Bennett believes.
http://home.bt.com/news/odd-news/12ft-statues-of-the-queen-and-duke-of-edinburgh-stand-proudly-in-windsor-garden-11364052996634


What nightmares are made of :-X


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 20, 2016, 01:59:54 pm
How sad that someone will go to all the bother, and expense, just for the 90th birthday of someone he does not even know.  There are some nutcases around.

The Queen and a reign of abject failure

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/20/queen-reign-failure-monarchy?CMP=share_btn_fb


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on April 20, 2016, 02:51:19 pm
I'm not saying that HM would rule and crush opposition, but she could have become more powerful and inspired respect. When monarchs ran things, their heirs didn't have the guts to disagree about the weather, much less be determined to flout the monarchical tradition and then marry the mistress like Charles.

HM should have been kicking her family into place, taking the names of people messing with them, and then siccing the courtiers on the troublemakers. Thing is, HM could have become better educated, better read, better cultured and go figure, she thew that away as well.

When her reign started, she had Parliament eating out of her hand and the public was fawning and the press was in line. She could have kept all that if she had done dirty work behind closed doors and been more assertive about her views and sincere wishes, HM would have a stable family and a stable monarchy.

These days she should have figured out that it wasn't all about being good for PR, but about keeping order in the RF. The only reason Edward VII reigned without incident despite his many mistresses is because he was strict about his wife's honor and the mistresses respected the rules.

The minute Camilla mouthed off about Diana, HM could have ordered APB out of the country and ordered Camilla to go with her husband. The minute Charles started whining about not having HM there all the time, he should have been taken out to the woodshed for a whipping.

HM for some reason keeps holding back from exercising real wrath that her ancestors had no compunction revealing when they were angry and struck terror into their heirs. HM could have done ANYTHING to get her family in line and could have changed things for the better. If HM had been stronger, PR wouldn't be a problem because the RF would in such such a secure position that they could get more power and influence. If HM had ordered Charles to study something other than arts/philosophy then I am certain that he would be more inclined to think practical and would have lived his life differently.

The Queen ostriched when she saw Charles' mistress playing mentor to Lady Diana. That should have gotten her to read the riot act to Charles. How perverse can things get. Camilla was the last person to try to mentor Diana.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 20, 2016, 08:19:49 pm
Prince Philip gaffe: Duke of Edinburgh asks well-wisher 'Can you afford it?' after they give Queen birthday present

It may be The Queen's birthday tomorrow but Prince Philip stole the show today with one of his famous witty comments.

The Duke of Edinburgh joked "Are you sure you can afford it?” as his wife was given a fountain pen made by Birmingham company Yard-O-Lead today.

The gift was presented as she toured the Royal Mail delivery office in Windsor the day before her 90th birthday tomorrow.

She arrived at the delivery office – where the car park has been newly tarmacked – to be greeted by a Royal Mail choir singing a medley of mail-related songs, including Return To Sender and Please Mr Postman.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-philip-gaffe-duke-edinburgh-7794928


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 20, 2016, 10:06:23 pm
I don´t find that funny, in fact it is quite rude.  No excuse for his gaffes, never liked him and never will.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 20, 2016, 10:16:00 pm
He really is a rude insensitive brute who happens to think he's quite funny.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on April 20, 2016, 10:27:22 pm
^^^His manners are the worst. At a recently engagement, he asked a teacher with a group of children "any sign of intelligent life among them ?" (I had feared he would remark on her being a little person instead  :shy: )


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 20, 2016, 10:38:22 pm
He should look for any sign of intelligent life in his own children.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 21, 2016, 08:53:31 am
^He can´t, there is none.  When you look at what HM produced I see no reason for them to be proud.  Chucky the only one with a brain I suppose, but he is so self entitled, wants to stick his beak into everything and meddle, messed up his personal life, even has to have toothpaste put on his toothbrush, how lazy is that.  But I will give him credit for some brains.  Randy andy, eddie - total no brainers, although I would say eddie more likeable than randy andy.  Anne appears to take after her Greek father (note not even British) and is said to be so rude it takes your breath away at times and appears very much like her father, who is forever rude.  Can´t say I find any of the saxe-coburg-gotha family have anything going for them, other than by accident of birth.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on April 22, 2016, 06:29:44 pm
I don't think Charles is loaded with brains--none of them are IMO. But he takes an interest in issues in the world today  and works which is more than I can say for Will who seems mostly interested in ditching work. Anne may be sour but her kids turned out OK and she has beautiful grandchildren. And Anne has a work ethic decidedly  missing in her nephew.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 22, 2016, 08:55:24 pm
I did no say chucky is loaded with brains, I said "chucky the only one with a brain I suppose"  -  not much of one, but it is some semblance of a brain. Agree, Anne´s kids did turn out okay, and she has two lovely little grandchildren, adorable, more than we can say for HM, her lot are all odd and not an attractive one out of the whole bunch.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on April 22, 2016, 10:09:55 pm
I always like how people take the story about Charles and the toothpaste out of context. That happened when he had the injured shoulder and so was struggling to put the toothpaste on himself. Having had a shoulder reconstruction I do understand how difficult that action can be when alone. Even in hospital the nurse put it on for me. Charles had an aide rather than a nurse.

True none of the Windsors are over endowed with brains although Charles and Edward do have degrees from Cambridge (although neither had the school grades to get into their respective colleges but they put in the time and effort to complete their degrees). William, like Zara, Peter, Beatrice and Eugenie all had the grades to get into their respective universities before getting their degrees.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Mememe on April 22, 2016, 11:40:19 pm

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He first tried to get into the back seat, where he is used to sitting, before being told by the Queen's personal protection officers that Her Majesty was going to sit there.

Finally, with a huge smile, he got into the front passenger seat, where he found the Duke next to him at the wheel

Funny video: second video one on the telegraph site.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/22/prince-philip-94-turns-chauffeur-for-president-barack-obama/
 http://www.laineygossip.com/Prince-William--Catherine--and-Prince-Harry-with-President-and-Michelle-Obama-before-dining-at-Kensington-Palace-in-London/43681


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on April 23, 2016, 01:15:28 am
I did no say chucky is loaded with brains, I said "chucky the only one with a brain I suppose"  -  not much of one, but it is some semblance of a brain. Agree, Anne´s kids did turn out okay, and she has two lovely little grandchildren, adorable, more than we can say for HM, her lot are all odd and not an attractive one out of the whole bunch.


HM's children got what was called "windsorized" losing whatever good looks they had. Edward and Charles both for a time liked being in plays.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 27, 2016, 01:53:13 pm
Nothing like planning for the event. Good to know though, so now the Republc can start their plans and leap into action as soon as HM passes, which could be a while yet.

The ascension of Prince Charles, 67 – unlikely to be imminent judging by the Queen's hale and hearty 90th birthday appearances – is anticipated by a palace strategy codenamed The Bridge. This envisages at least two bank holidays plus a swift coronation of Charles to head off republican stirrings

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3560546/EPHRAIM-HARDCASTLE-Prince-Charles-forced-play-20billion-waiting-game.html

I am sorry, just reading the comments on the above link and found this.  Unfortuantely I am timed out for modifying.

AllOutTogether, England, United Kingdom, about 2 hours ago
Dear Chrissy; it is not a 'theory', it is a fact of law. As a lawyer I can tell you without any room for doubt that in accordance with the laws of England Charles Windsor has committed acts which bar him from EVER being crowned, furthermore the law states that insofar as succession is concerned he is to be treated 'as if dead'. ................... You may appreciate that this has caused quite a problem for the establishment because before becoming ineligible Charles had already been given the successor title Prince Of Wales which in-turn allows him to wrongly get £20million a year from the government owned Duchy Of Cornwall Trust.


What a nice little can of worms the rf have, we have the bill/cath medd situation, the chucky/camzilla situation  /  no wonder HM not in a rush to step down.


(Merged for double posting.  This has been happening a little too often but I know you are mindful of it.  Just a heads up to continue self-moderating on this.  Tx - YM


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on April 27, 2016, 03:42:14 pm
Yes, we often talk about shady things which may happen behind those curtains.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 27, 2016, 06:15:23 pm
I read in Kitty Kelly's "The Royals" that when HM ascended, there was rapture that HM might be a bringer of the "Second Elizabethan Era" and HM put a stop to the belief by basically wrapping herself up in motherhood, referring to the First Elizabeth as a tyrant/despot who never left her shores. That kind of snotty response really ticks me off, in that HM failed to realize that the First Elizabeth set the precedent for women to actually rule the nation, not just be an ornamental, submissive figurehead. I've been watching clips of people singing God Save the Queen and it irks me that so many people put their hearts at her feet and she basically throws it back in the faces of the public with her determination to abdicate her responsibility to fight for them. As far as I'm concerned, HM might as well abdicate now and slink off to the countryside like she so ardently desires.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 27, 2016, 07:09:21 pm
Let's get her to take The Duke of Dumb and his Potato Head when she goes.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 27, 2016, 07:23:16 pm
^^^^ Sorry, I was timed out   :flower:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on April 27, 2016, 07:53:03 pm
^ I know and it's fine, just a broad-stroke reminder opportunity to keep that in check - not just you.  YM


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on April 27, 2016, 10:02:04 pm
Nothing like planning for the event. Good to know though, so now the Republc can start their plans and leap into action as soon as HM passes, which could be a while yet.

The ascension of Prince Charles, 67 – unlikely to be imminent judging by the Queen's hale and hearty 90th birthday appearances – is anticipated by a palace strategy codenamed The Bridge. This envisages at least two bank holidays plus a swift coronation of Charles to head off republican stirrings

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3560546/EPHRAIM-HARDCASTLE-Prince-Charles-forced-play-20billion-waiting-game.html

I am sorry, just reading the comments on the above link and found this.  Unfortuantely I am timed out for modifying.

AllOutTogether, England, United Kingdom, about 2 hours ago
Dear Chrissy; it is not a 'theory', it is a fact of law. As a lawyer I can tell you without any room for doubt that in accordance with the laws of England Charles Windsor has committed acts which bar him from EVER being crowned, furthermore the law states that insofar as succession is concerned he is to be treated 'as if dead'. ................... You may appreciate that this has caused quite a problem for the establishment because before becoming ineligible Charles had already been given the successor title Prince Of Wales which in-turn allows him to wrongly get £20million a year from the government owned Duchy Of Cornwall Trust.


What a nice little can of worms the rf have, we have the bill/cath medd situation, the chucky/camzilla situation  /  no wonder HM not in a rush to step down.


(Merged for double posting.  This has been happening a little too often but I know you are mindful of it.  Just a heads up to continue self-moderating on this.  Tx - YM


The so-called lawyer doesn't know much - Charles was eligible for the income of the Duchy of Cornwall for 6 years before being created Prince of Wales (his father managed the estate on his behalf from the date of the Queen's Accession until Charles turned 18). Charles was Duke of Cornwall from the 6th February 1952 while he wasn't created Prince of Wales until 1948.

Charles has done nothing that other Princes of Wales and monarchs have done in the past - had a mistress - nothing illegal in that (immoral yes but illegal no). There are no laws in England or elsewhere where he will be King that bar a divorced man from being King (remember that Henry VIII divorced twice).

If the argument is that he 'meddles' then so did other Princes of Wales e.g. Edward VII even served on government commissions and wanted to vote on the subsequent Housing Bill in the House of Lords (he was stopped from voting but made his views known - didn't get through but he still tried).

It is one thing to say that there is a law to bar Charles for some action - but without identifying the law it is a huge claim - there is no such law and it would have to apply in all the realms and it doesn't.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on April 27, 2016, 10:14:05 pm
Weren't Henry VII's two marriages annulled, not divorced?  Small matter, but worth clarification. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 28, 2016, 12:07:49 am
Anne of Cleves was told that her marriage was annulled and she would be the King's Good Sister; with Katherine of Aragon, there is dispute mainly since it was more complicated diplomatically and politically. The Catholic world never accepted that Henry's marriage to Katherine was illegitimate; no one accepted that a Princess of Spain had been an inadvertent mistress/concubine for twenty years and Katherine had been anointed at Henry VIII's coronation. Throw in the fact that Katherine was the Aunt of a powerful Emperor (Charles V of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor) and it was a huge disaster all around.

As for HM, I'm surprised she hasn't been more determined to get her family in line. They are her subjects and they should be compelled to act like it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 28, 2016, 12:48:39 am
It is sad to say that she is a very weak little old woman.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 28, 2016, 12:57:48 am
I wonder how she's going to explain herself to her ancestors, as to why she reigned over a major turning point of the monarchy and failed to act to protect her family. She chose image over substance and failed in every area of being a Sovereign. She failed to prevent the War of the Waleses and failed to flog William for not getting in line a lot sooner. I am certain that she must be dreading her day of judgement. I hope God has a few choice words.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on April 28, 2016, 08:00:53 am
^

She is said to dislike confrontations and when any imminent turns away and says 'I am going to walk the corgis'!  No wonder Council Caro was able to slither her totally unsuitable daughter in.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 28, 2016, 08:35:43 am
She probably wishes she never had the damn children and instead only had the corgis and the horses.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 01, 2016, 04:58:23 pm
This is from end  February this year, not come across it before.

Channel 5 is set to release a documentary which claims Prince Philip had an affair with a showgirl behind Queenie’s back.

Ha,ha,ha!!!

A good bit of deflection there from Buck Pal eh?


https://thecolemanexperience.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/prince-philips-secret-affairs/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on May 01, 2016, 11:41:22 pm
There have been allegations about Philip having affairs - with showgirls, with Princess Alexandra and many others for years. None have been confirmed and most of the women have categorically refuted the claims.

Sadly many people believe that if a married man looks at another woman he must be having an affair with her rather than accepting that solid marriages allow both the man and the woman to have platonic relationships with people of the opposite gender.

Whether Philip had an affair is not really our business anyway. The Queen and Philip have either accepted that as part of the marriage or it never happened because they are still together and happy together.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 02, 2016, 12:04:36 am
^^Good grief, leave HM alone on this one.  Let her continue then pass away without this public embarrassment.  She knows, we know, everybody has known but she doesn't deserve to have her face rubbed in it.  He's a cad but he's her cad.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on May 02, 2016, 08:08:00 am
^

She once said that it was loyalty that is important to her and not fidelity.  There wasn't any way he was going to give up the lifestyle either, particularly with the freedom she allowed him.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 02, 2016, 09:48:31 am
Yes, he has had many affairs over the years, as stated HM knows it, the world knows it, it was her choice to close her eyes to it and let it continue.  If anyone has caused her public embarrassment over the years then it is Prince Philip  -  his affairs, his rude remarks to people on public engagements, the dubious people he has mixed with  -  even her kids/grand kids have given her more than enough public embarrassment to last a lifetime and more, and continue to do so even to this day on a continuing basis, major public embarrassment by the day/week these days.  It was her choice  -  loyalty over fidelity, carte blanche really for Philip to do whatever he wished and get away with it.  Are these people writing the artricles to rub her face in it  -  possibly, but it could also be that they feel the public have a right to know what has gone on  -  they are taxpayer funded at the end of the day.  It is our choice as to whether we wish to click into an article and read it, or ignore it and move on, but at least the choice is there.  Basically it is information that is common knowledge, and has been whether the rf realised it at the time or not. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 02, 2016, 01:32:42 pm
All of this is such old news. Kitty Kelly wrote about it in the 80's. It has been public news since the 50's. Instead of this, why doesn't someone write the truth about the slime bucket Middletons? That's what we really need to know.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 02, 2016, 03:10:42 pm
^Totally agree, they must have a houseful of skeletons hidden away.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on May 02, 2016, 03:13:31 pm
 I would definitely buy that book. I would like to know just what does go on at Uncle Gary's and how much they involved the Medds and Bill Medd too.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 02, 2016, 04:32:32 pm
At Willy Woo Woo's behest, the RF slammed the lid down on all things Middleton years ago. They are hiding so much about these terrible tacky people. And it has got to be dynamite. They have white washed them totally. The book needs to be written and the truth must be exposed about these cretins.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 02, 2016, 04:36:36 pm
I'm seeing a trend here.  Veering off topic, guys!  Thanks, YM


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on May 02, 2016, 11:10:04 pm
IF PP did have affairs (who knows which stories are true and which aren't), he and HM chose to work things out. Nothing wrong with that. Those stories were from decades ago. The 50's were 60 years ago. The 80's were 30 years ago. Bringing this stuff up now is ridiculous. Everyone has things they've done that they regret. No need to bring out all the skeletons for a 90-year-old woman and her almost-95-year-old husband.  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 02, 2016, 11:48:02 pm
I agree. It is so wrong to bring this up now even though it has been out there since the 50's. Leave The Queen and her Man alone and pick on those who really deserve it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 03, 2016, 07:02:04 am
I don't think any of these women were saints, messing with a married man.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 11, 2016, 12:43:50 pm
Queen filmed calling Chinese officials 'very rude'

The Queen has been filmed saying Chinese officials were "very rude" during last year's state visit by President Xi Jinping.
She was discussing their treatment of Britain's ambassador to China with a senior police officer at a Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday.
It came after David Cameron was overheard saying Afghanistan and Nigeria were "fantastically corrupt".
Buckingham Palace said the Chinese visit had been "extremely successful".
The invitation to President Xi was part of the government's policy of courting Chinese investment.
The Queen's remarks were filmed as she was introduced to Metropolitan Police Commander Lucy D'Orsi, who the monarch is told had overseen security during President Xi's visit to the UK in October.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36263685


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on May 11, 2016, 12:48:05 pm
I wish I heard her undiplomatic comments to Waity about Indian tour.  lol


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on May 11, 2016, 08:05:28 pm
^I would have paid good money to have heard that conversation.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on May 14, 2016, 06:22:45 pm
Seems the RF are all turning out with ER to celebrate her milestone at various events but no waity or willy - does anyone think this is another sign that they are being sidelined prior to something more permanent
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3590446/The-Queen-braves-chilly-weather-coat-head-scarf-grandchildren-join-Royal-Windsor-Horse-90th-birthday-celebrations-continue.html



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 14, 2016, 06:39:06 pm
^Could be  -  never know our luck.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: windsor2 on May 14, 2016, 07:11:13 pm
Yes. I think that they'll only be invited to public engagements just for appearance sake.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 15, 2016, 03:51:59 am
Unmistakable smile of the 10-year-old girl who would become Queen: Previously unseen image shows Princess Elizabeth cuddling corgis with her sister and father
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3590867/Unmistakable-smile-10-year-old-girl-Queen-Previously-unseen-image-shows-Princess-Elizabeth-cuddling-corgis-sister-father.html#ixzz48gn06PNd


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on May 16, 2016, 03:57:46 am
What a sweet photo.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 18, 2016, 02:52:44 am
 The Queen's tears for the fallen: Her Majesty makes a rare public display of emotion as she salutes Britain's war heroes in poignant service at the National Memorial Arboretum

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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 18, 2016, 03:01:39 am
^Something else seems to be on her mind. She looks openly crestfallen and as if she's seeing a dream die in front of her.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 18, 2016, 12:18:34 pm
And we know what that is really all about. The Dork blowing his life by aligning himself with The Insane Obscenity.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 18, 2016, 02:13:45 pm
Queen's Speech was a shallow collection of old press releases with a sprinkling of Tory propaganda

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queens-speech-shallow-collection-old-7996758?ICID=FB_mirror_main


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on May 18, 2016, 05:05:03 pm
^

As a businesswoman interviewed after said, the rhetoric is fine but will it all actually be put in place?  - doubtful.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 18, 2016, 07:15:06 pm
^Exactly what I thought, and she was not exactly happy when she was reading that speech. Why rehash a collection of old press releases and then add tory propaganda  -  obviously she favours hameron.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on May 18, 2016, 07:33:29 pm
^

QE seemed to almost rush through it to get it over and done with as quickly as possible and with no real interest in the content.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 18, 2016, 07:44:00 pm
^Exactly what I thought, and she was not exactly happy when she was reading that speech. Why rehash a collection of old press releases and then add tory propaganda  -  obviously she favours hameron.

Of course she favors Hameron; he handed over the Crown Estates, he grovels to the RF, and basically lets them get away with everything.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 18, 2016, 08:39:31 pm
I am sorry but that is just so disgusting.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on May 18, 2016, 10:43:43 pm
Now if Corbin was PM the Queen's Speech would be interesting ....she would prob choke herself reading it!!... oh and don't forget the weekly audience at BP


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 18, 2016, 10:47:23 pm
Does anyone know when in fact, there is the new election.

It'll be intriguing to see which party wins and what kind of speech HM would be forced to read.

I think a Labour Prime Minister would take away more perks and prerogatives and would be able to do it far easier than Tony Blair. Even Blair had obstacles to yanking the royal yacht and other changes, but I think in the end, a new Labour Prime Minister would have it much easier.

The Tories let the RF get away with way too much.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on May 19, 2016, 05:51:32 am
^

Brown noser Cameron is fully aware of all the current scandals in the RF but turns a blind eye, to the disgust of the grass roots in the Tory party who are fast fleeing to UKIP because of it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 19, 2016, 06:06:19 am
Hameron needs to stop sucking up to the BRF and his wife needs to stop trying to mingle with the BRF and he needs to start running the country and protecting the interests of the people, not the BRF. This is the one problem with a lot of politicos is they start socializing more than working.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 19, 2016, 12:11:32 pm
The Pig Man is never going to stop sucking up to the RF.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 23, 2016, 10:58:51 am
^Well, they are cousins, and no doubt, from what we know about all these things now, it is highly likely she manipulated him getting into a second term of office.



I know HM can´t do everything, it is impossible, but sometimes she could just maybe take 15 minutes out of her time to make a dying boy happy.

Helen Mirren Played The Queen To Grant A Dying Boy’s Wish After Real Queen Said No

http://www.newnownext.com/helen-mirren-played-the-queen-to-grant-a-dying-boys-wish-after-real-queen-said-no/05/2016/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 23, 2016, 11:53:40 am
Good friend of mine just sent me this link.  Interesting also that it allegedly happened at the BBC  -  they are very pro royal, they have their noses stuck so far up HM´s backside they never see daylight  :thumbsdown:


Queen Elizabeth stunned BBC production staff yesterday while preparing to deliver the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, hinting that she is planning to abdicate the throne and flee the UK, a BBC insider claims.

http://investmentwatchblog.com/queen-elizabeth-reveals-she-is-ready-to-flee-britain/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 23, 2016, 12:01:08 pm
^Well, they are cousins, and no doubt, from what we know about all these things now, it is highly likely she manipulated him getting into a second term of office.

I know HM can´t do everything, it is impossible, but sometimes she could just maybe take 15 minutes out of her time to make a dying boy happy.

Helen Mirren Played The Queen To Grant A Dying Boy’s Wish After Real Queen Said No

http://www.newnownext.com/helen-mirren-played-the-queen-to-grant-a-dying-boys-wish-after-real-queen-said-no/05/2016/

First, I agree that HM should have gone and given the kid the thrill of his ending life.

Second, Helen Mirren is cheesing me off with how she's turned her role in "The Queen" into a literal one-note career. She's played HM in a play as well and she looked hopelessly snooty at the festivities for HM's 90th birthday.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 23, 2016, 12:05:06 pm
^Agree re Helen Mirren, but full marks re the little boy, and he really thought she was the queen, it was a lovely thing to do for him.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 23, 2016, 12:31:32 pm
Hmmm, not sure about this, just came across it on the internet.  Could tie in with what I  posted above re HM and BBC link, not sure.  Mods please move if you think it belongs somewhere else  :thankyou:

I'm still not sure what to make of her alleged comments.  However, it's been reported that tanks and soldiers with the EU markings on their vehicles and uniforms have been training with the British Army on Salisbury Plain and the EU is determined to create a EU Army which would have powers to suppress any uprising in the UK if we remain in it.  Not sure what to make of it at all.  If true no wonder HM looking very grumpy and worried  -  it would explain why.  Not liking the content of this article at all, all very worrying for the UK. and a great source of concern for us. 

British ‘EU Army’ Unit Prayed At Hardline Islamist Mosque, Will Now Report To Pro-Islam EU Chief

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/05/22/british-eu-army-unit-prayed-at-hardline-islamist-mosque-will-now-report-to-pro-islam-eu-chief/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on May 23, 2016, 12:37:16 pm
I read this article  too in the Daily Telegraph this morning..explains why cuts on military expenditure don't seem to worry cameron and his cronies

"Will Now Report To Pro-Islam EU Chief" - sounds like the thin end of the wedge to me. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Stephanie on June 18, 2016, 04:08:26 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3647621/It-s-doctor-s-duty-help-patients-die-Physician-treated-Queen-21-years-urges-medics-legalise-assisted-suicide-sufferers-easy-way-out.html#comments :o


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 19, 2016, 05:03:48 am
Why on earth is her doctor speaking out like this? This is frankly disgusting. First, a doctor is supposed to keep their mouth shut and second, this is just so plain creepy at how a doctor, whose job it is to preserve life, is insisting on assisted suicide.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Mandosiel on June 19, 2016, 05:26:46 am
I think everyone has the right to choose to end their own suffering if what they are suffering from is too painful to bear any longer. Death does not come easily to some due to various illnesses, it can be excrutiatingly painful. Would you rather they lived in agony till their last breath? Let them die in peace, as much as they have have anyone.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on June 19, 2016, 09:11:40 am
^^

Doctors have to swear by the Hippocratic Oath - so assisting or supporting suicide  is against this, so an odd statement to make.

Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by physicians. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. In its original form, it requires a new physician to swear, by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 19, 2016, 11:54:06 am
There are a few states and countries which allow compassionate dying and I have to applaud their efforts.  Having witnessed, first-hand, irretrievable life and unbearable suffering in the terminally ill, it is the right thing to do and the laws and guidelines are very stringent.  I.e., you have to have two doctors diagnose terminal illness, the patient, I believe, has to be over 18, and of sound mind. 

There are also different versions of the Hippocratic Oath that are much more evolved than the ancient, Greek one and used by many many highly respected medical schools.

There comes a moment with the terminally ill when pain prevention reaches a saturation point and to provide the suffering patient with more drugs to alleviate the pain would kill them so the question, at that point, is one with which many families and patients struggle.  In the cases I have witnessed, compassionate death/assisted suicide/whatever the form has always been a dignified and heavily weighed experience that no one takes lightly.

I happen to be one of the people who applaud a right to die (and the doctor in the above article) when life and the body are expiring and the patient is beyond any current methods of relief.  It's humane and, as it happens, fully within the law in 5 states in the US and I forget which countries (Switzerland and the Netherlands come to mind) to provide this and my biggest regret in thinking back when my own husband died, is the level of suffering he was forced to endure. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 19, 2016, 10:01:57 pm
^ :thankyou:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on June 20, 2016, 12:28:00 am
Yooper I am so sorry to read that your husband suffered so -

I do not have a problem with two doctors making a decision with the patient who is terminally ill.  The problem is that in Belgium and Netherlands this is not the case - anyone can ask for assisted suicide including the parents of a disabled child when the parents find care too difficult.  Depressed people can be given assisted suicide.  A woman who had OCD was given it. There has even been talk about a panel deciding that a person no longer has a good quality of life and so the panel can make the decision for assisted suicide. 

I think we should be very reluctant to give the state this sort of power - to decide on a person's quality of life and then terminate that life.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 20, 2016, 01:01:56 am
There are a few states and countries which allow compassionate dying and I have to applaud their efforts.  Having witnessed, first-hand, irretrievable life and unbearable suffering in the terminally ill, it is the right thing to do and the laws and guidelines are very stringent.  I.e., you have to have two doctors diagnose terminal illness, the patient, I believe, has to be over 18, and of sound mind. 

There are also different versions of the Hippocratic Oath that are much more evolved than the ancient, Greek one and used by many many highly respected medical schools.

There comes a moment with the terminally ill when pain prevention reaches a saturation point and to provide the suffering patient with more drugs to alleviate the pain would kill them so the question, at that point, is one with which many families and patients struggle.  In the cases I have witnessed, compassionate death/assisted suicide/whatever the form has always been a dignified and heavily weighed experience that no one takes lightly.

I happen to be one of the people who applaud a right to die (and the doctor in the above article) when life and the body are expiring and the patient is beyond any current methods of relief.  It's humane and, as it happens, fully within the law in 5 states in the US and I forget which countries (Switzerland and the Netherlands come to mind) to provide this and my biggest regret in thinking back when my own husband died, is the level of suffering he was forced to endure.

Big Love to you Yooper.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on August 12, 2016, 01:10:28 pm
Newly-released archive e-mails show how the Queen's courtiers avoided a diplomatic minefield by removing slavery references from a key speech in Virginia

    E-mails show how the Queen's speech was changed before visit to US
    British Embassy sent off a draft version to get it approved by US officials
    They sent back a revised version, forcing her to tone down the speech


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3735968/Newly-released-archive-e-mails-Queen-s-courtiers-avoided-diplomatic-minefield-removing-slavery-references-key-speech-Virginia.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on August 12, 2016, 02:18:35 pm
^^Didn't see this.  Thank you, KF.   :BFF:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on August 24, 2016, 05:35:19 pm
In a poll taken at the beginning of July 2016 seven out of ten adults in the UK would like the monarchy to remain for ever. William (and the Queen)  is far more popular than Charles, but people are resigned to his becoming King.


http://news.sky.com/story/sky-data-most-britons-want-to-retain-monarchy-10346943


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on August 24, 2016, 10:32:44 pm
^ Not surprising.
Most people only read headlines or the first few sentences of an article, so they're not very informed.
Mainstream media is very biased and most people don't look for/at other sources because they believe the mainstream media to be reliable.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on August 25, 2016, 01:32:58 am
These figures have been pretty much the same for well over 100 years now. There was a dip in the 1860s when Queen Victoria was invisible and then again in the 1990s with the War of the Wales' but support for the British Royal Family has been consistently around the 70 - 80% with some highs into the 80s as well - Victoria's Jubilee's, The Queen's Coronation are just a couple of examples of when it was higher than 80% but the 70% range is the normal level.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on August 25, 2016, 03:06:01 am
Charles will be a good king. William The Weak Controlled by Knife Knees Carole will be the worst.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on August 25, 2016, 07:38:07 am
^

Agree re Charles and according to the Republicans there won't be a Monarchy by the time weak Willy should take over.  So dream on knife knees Council Caro.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on August 25, 2016, 06:26:57 pm
I never believe these polls tbh. Also they hardly reflect the public's opinion.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on August 25, 2016, 09:50:48 pm
I query individual polls but when they are consistent across a range of media over such a long period of time - since the 1870s then it is reasonable to assume that they are accurate.

I have spent a bit of time in the UK in the last few years, doing research for my PhD, and in the process have spoken to a number of people about their views on the monarchy - people in the streets, people in shops, people on trains as well etc - and the one thing that comes across is that most feel that the monarchy is part of the furniture in the UK and that they don't want any change. The one thing that I have also come across is the preference for William over Charles. Now this isn't a 'scientific' poll I admit but I have probably spoken to well over the 1000 people in this poll but the majority are clearly pro-monarchy. Yes there have been some republicans. I have often found that when someone says they want to end the monarchy they get shot down very quickly - by people not even in the original discussion.

I have been to places where different royals were expected - and whenever there were multiple royals including William and Kate they were the two people wanted to see after the Queen and sometimes even over The Queen (that is of course amongst royalists as who else would be waiting to see them). :sly:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on August 25, 2016, 10:11:04 pm
^I think that Charles is simply not liked and Camilla is better forgotten.

William and Kate hadn't have any real scandal. The nude photos don't really count. They have two kids, they look more or less like a normal family and people don't really follow how entitled they are (the helicopters, the two kitchens...). That they are younger and more beautiful than the rest of the family helps (nothing against the other women but their fashion is nothing to talk about and Kate being thin helps her).

The press pack seems more disillusioned about these two from the comments on twitter but still unless you read them you won't know.

General public is not the same as royal watchers or others like the republicans. The monarchy is more or less uninteresting even when they are head of state.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 25, 2016, 11:12:24 pm
HM and Philip have covered almost all the bases in terms of protecting the BRF from a lot of resentment and a lot of isolation. Thing is, once Charles and Camilla take over, there won't be much by way of international connections and as for WK, being normal is a bad thing for an RF. The RF is supposed to have contacts and solid connections in the event of an overthrow and frankly the BRF might not be able to leave quietly. We know all too well that revolutionary governments can get very nasty and of course, without powerful allies, the BRF will be left like the French or Romanovs. If WK aren't bringing in trade deals or good relations with other countries, people will indeed take note of their entitled ways.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on August 25, 2016, 11:19:45 pm
Charles has the same international connection that his mother has. Now William lacks in that department but it's not really relevant in what they do. Neither is bringing trade their role, Andrew did try and what a mess that was.

It's simply looking pretty and no scandals. And with a tory gov I doubt that there will be lot of revolutions.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 25, 2016, 11:35:00 pm
The Tories lose power each time the BRF messes things up, like they did while John Major was in office and then Blair came in as a reaction to the BRF and frankly HM lost her yacht and a variety of other prerogatives. She didn't anticipate losing her yacht or paying for the repairs at Windsor Castle and I do believe that there may very well be another reaction in time after the Tories are voted out. Not a revolution, but a chipping away at all of it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on August 26, 2016, 01:58:22 am
^ If she can't or is unwilling to pay for maintenance, she is living above her means and needs to stop. Sell off some property and downsize.

 bignono


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on August 26, 2016, 02:22:25 am
Maintenance of the royal palaces is the responsibility of the government, who owns them. Until 1997 the maintenance was under control, with even a surplus in the budget for 'major repairs' that were anticipated. Blair then froze the maintenance budget at 1997 levels so by 2012, there was a major backlog as only essential maintenance was able to be undertaken with no money in reserve for the big stuff as that money had been spent on the every day maintenance. That is now why there is a massive expense anticipated when BP is finally brought into the late 20th century. Like the Houses of Parliament the full refurbishment costs have blown out into the billions due to the Labor cost savings of the Blair years when they froze money to spend elsewhere.

The government also refuses to insure its property e.g. Windsor Castle or BP or KP or the Houses of Parliament or Downing Street - none are insured as they are too expensive to insure.

The BRF are NOT there to make trade deals. There role is to promote Britain with whomever the government of the day decides Britain needs to have them promote Britain with e.g. the government forced The Queen to host the Roumanian dictator for its own ends. If they Queen was told to host the leader of North Korea for the good of the country her own feelings would have no say and she would have to do what the government told her to do. Same with all their speeches, except her Christmas Broadcast, they are all government approved in advance. They don't say what they want but what the government wants them to say.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 26, 2016, 02:36:19 am
If the government gives the BRF such lavish subsidies or in fact gives HM money for the palaces, why isn't HM seeing to their welfare. If their job is to promote the country, apparently that is pointless since Britain is a fixture in history modern and otherwise. Third, it's not like any of them openly work to get things for the country. HM gets money to maintain the palaces and sits on a mountain of cash. Royals in the past did trade, made sure that their businesses basically ran well and basically didn't at all think only for themselves. If everyone does everything and the RF isn't needed, why are they there?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on August 26, 2016, 04:22:17 am
The Queen was given xxxx pounds for maintenance and she either spent it or put it aside to use for more important maintenance that was going to cost more than was covered in a one year allowance.

Mr Blair froze that amount at 1997 levels so The Queen had to use the reserves for the basic maintenance costs when the annual amount didn't cover it so that by 2012 the amount that she was given for the maintenance of government buildings didn't cover the basic maintenance at all and so they had to start prioritising even the most basic maintenance.

When they introduced the Sovereign Grant Act The Queen no longer was given specified amounts for maintenance but a total figure to spend on official duties, maintenance, transport, official staff salaries etc. Every year she presents the accounts to parliament that show that she has spent every pound of that allowance. She also presents the accounts for her income from the Duchy of Lancaster and Charles does for for the Duchy of Cornwall.

The basic situation is that the amount that the government has been giving to the monarchy for the basic maintenance of the palaces hasn't been enough for the last 20+ years. The bigger maintenance issues will have to wait or they need to be given more. Remember that this same government is facing a 6 year or so refurbishment, costing a couple of billion (not a typo) of the Houses of Parliament.

The businesses that the royals run - the Duchies and the private estates - are run very well but their role isn't to be involved in the job of the government whose job it is to organise trade deals etc.

Even Andrew and his trade role was controlled by the government.

The BRF are the servants of the government - they do what the government tells them to do, say what the government says, hosts who the government tells them to, go where the government tells them. That is the role of a 'constitutional monarchy' - to do what they are told and to be a figurehead.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 07, 2016, 04:14:43 am
New Zealand keen to ditch the Queen, according to poll (commissioned by republicans)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/new-zealander-s-keen-to-ditch-the-queen-and-seek-independent-state-when-she-passes-away-new-poll-a7228141.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on September 07, 2016, 09:05:56 am
^

No surprise there as many other countries feel the same.   The Monarchy has become a meaningless laughingstock stock after allowing the tacky Middletons to infiltrate it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on September 07, 2016, 09:27:24 am
I think the nude scandal is a big part of it. If someone has a title, they're supposed to be respectable. But after the nude scandal, she is no better than a stripper or someone who poses in men's magazines. No reason to call her "your highness" as if she is superior when she acts worse than most common people.  :thumbsdown:

Add to that her not wanting to appear in public, or as rarely as possible. What's the point in having a princess if you never see her? Why pay for guards and staff if she's home all day? She doesn't need a bodyguard in her own home, and if she's home all day she can do her own cooking and cleaning and watch her own kids.  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 07, 2016, 11:22:37 am
^ Yes, after all they want to live a "normal life". Just do it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on September 07, 2016, 02:22:49 pm
The Lazy Entitled Git will never do her own cooking, cleaning and watch her own kids.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on September 07, 2016, 02:38:06 pm
To be fair, we can't blame the Crotchies alone - these countries are not Britain and it is high time that they govern themselves and don't have a family as head, who does not live there and has no connection to these places apart from the colonialism and somehow it feels like these countries are still just colonies, they can call them "commonwealth" all they want, a new name does not make a new situation. And I think that monarchies have no place in today's world, so why should colonies stay colonies if Brits themselves are more and more in favour of a republic? As far as I know, Britain is the only country to retain some of their former colonies. They can count themselves lucky that these people have kept them as heads of state for as long as they have, but they should graciously allow them to go their own way instead of sending Harry as soon as republic notions stir. In the long run it's not going to help anyway, everyone waits for Liz to go and then everyone is going to do as they please.

Also interesting to note that Liz has faith in Harry and sends him when the shyte is about to hit the fan, but not Bill, the actual heir. Tells you all you need to know about the two men's abilities.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on September 07, 2016, 05:27:56 pm
Every one of the realms the Queen reigns over in the Commonwealth is self-governing, and have been for decades. As far as Australia is concerned it has not been a collection of different colonies since 1901. The Queen plays no part as Head of State in the passing of laws or day by day running of our Government at all. Nor does she do so on behalf of the governments of New Zealand, Canada or any of the others.

The Commonwealth is a collection of independent states/countries from around the world (not all of whose members are ex British colonies.) Most of the countries in the Commonwealth are republics already. The Queen and other royals sometimes visit these too, like the Cambridges who visited the republic of India earlier this year. The Queen is the head of the Commonwealth, as perhaps Charles may be, but a realm with the Queen as Head of State maybe becoming a republic in the future doesn't mean that country leaving the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth of Nations will continue on.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 20, 2016, 01:27:40 am
Phillip Schofield to interview Prince Philip in rare TV chat
Prince Philip has agreed to a rare chat with presenter Phillip Schofield on camera.

The 95-year-old Duke, who in the past has given seasoned interviewers short shrift, has taken questions from his namesake for a documentary to mark 60 years of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

His decision to allow the cameras to follow him comes after five years of declining TV interviews since he sat down with the BBC’s Fiona Bruce for his 90th birthday in June 2011.

During the awkward chat Philip admitted he did not want to be interviewed and said about the Duke of Edinburgh scheme: “I don’t run it - I’ve said it’s all fairly secondhand the whole business.

“I mean, I eventually got landed with the responsibility or the credit for it.

“I’ve got no reason to be proud of it. It’s satisfying that we’ve set up a formula that works - that’s it.”

In contrast, this latest documentary is expected to have a more relaxed atmosphere instead of featuring a sit-down interview with the Duke. It will follow him on engagements linked to the awards scheme with Schofield asking questions along the way.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/phillip-schofield-interview-prince-philip-8871030


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 27, 2016, 10:52:00 pm
Chris Jackson ‏@ChrisJack_Getty 
I spotted this ancient copy of @ParisMatch in deepest darkest France - Had to do a double take on its handsome cover star!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvzVI3tXEAAA1ai.jpg


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on October 29, 2016, 02:31:59 am
^Looks like a slightly less attractive Harry.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on October 29, 2016, 02:41:02 am
Personally I would say that Philip was a lot more attractive than Harry. Philip was drop dead gorgeous in the 40s and 50s. Harry has, at best, been so-so. He isn't really that good looking at all - and yes I have seen him up close and personal if 2 - 3 metres away can be described that way with no one in between us. He was very ordinary looking.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on October 29, 2016, 05:55:58 am
Well, I too have been near to Harry in real life, in London, here in Australia (Sydney) and at Sandringham. I've seen Harry bearded (the first time at Sandringham during the family walk) and unbearded. I've also seen Philip when he was younger, in real life on several occasions, both in Oz and in Britain.

Yes, Philip was a very handsome man. However, Harry has a fabulous physique and good facial bone structure, unlike his brother's slab shaped face in recent years, and has something very engaging about him. He has small teeth unlike the Mountbatten/Windsor gnashers, and lovely light blue eyes.

 Friends who were with me at Sandringham who are younger than me thought he was lovely. He brought all those secretaries and secretarial staff out of their offices to take a look at him, call out and take photos when he visited the Capitol building in Washington, which is more than William or any other male in his family has, though Philip could have done it in his prime.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 02, 2016, 04:09:43 am
I wonder just how much more HM can really take.

The minute the trial begins in France, it will put the BRF on trial by proxy and this is the last thing a 90 year old woman needs. I am certain that she's not doing well and I am sure that when she carries Kate's antics on her shoulders, she can't take much more. Philip must be sick of how his family has turned out and I am certain it kicked him in the gut when Kate was captured cavorting naked. Throw in the surrogacy and I am certain that it's something that will become completely just too much. HM is carrying her entire family as well, as they mooch off of the respect she earned.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on November 03, 2016, 08:35:35 pm
Her children and most of her grandchildren are a disgusting bunch on ingrates.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 04, 2016, 06:09:31 am
I can't get over how much of a mess her family has become.

HM and Margaret both ade painful sacrifices and basically got their hearts ripped out. Margaret through losing Townsend and HM through Philip's infidelities and of course, his unhappiness about playing second fiddle to his wife (setting the stage for Charles' whining).

What I can't get over, is how the BRF literally whine about not having normal lives, despite the fact that not much of anything is asked of them. Free to marry who they want, free to enjoy being young, free to enjoy life as a person before a title. They don't have to marry and go away and they don't have to really lead lives of a complete lack of privacy. It's not like they're surrounded by ladies in waiting and so many others of an entourage.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 18, 2016, 07:25:51 pm
Queen snubs bishop who branded Kate Middleton and Prince William 'shallow celebrities'

A republican bishop who branded William and Kate “shallow celebrities” is to take charge of the Queen’s London diocese, the Standard can reveal.

In his outspoken career the Bishop of Willesden, Pete Broadbent, has also referred to Prince Charles as “Big Ears” and called the royal family “philanderers”.

Now the ex-Labour councillor, 64, is to stand in for the Bishop of  London, Dr Richard Chartres, who retires in February, until a permanent successor is chosen.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/queen-snubs-bishop-who-branded-kate-and-william-shallow-celebrities-a3399021.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Mandosiel on November 18, 2016, 07:30:11 pm
I love that man. He was dead accurate.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 18, 2016, 08:11:56 pm
Queen snubs bishop who branded Kate Middleton and Prince William 'shallow celebrities'
A republican bishop who branded William and Kate “shallow celebrities” is to take charge of the Queen’s London diocese, the Standard can reveal.
In his outspoken career the Bishop of Willesden, Pete Broadbent, has also referred to Prince Charles a “Big Ears” and called the royal family “philanderers”.
Now the ex-Labour councillor, 64, is to stand in for the Bishop of  London, Dr Richard Chartres, who retires in February, until a permanent successor is chosen. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/queen-snubs-bishop-who-branded-kate-and-william-shallow-celebrities-a3399021.html

HM is such a rhymes-with-witch; she has no business snubbing clerics who are honest and outspoken and basically call that family out. WK are shallow celebrities because that is how they behave. That is how they live their lives. Grand lifestyle, but nothing else but fuzzy PR.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 20, 2016, 02:39:38 pm
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/queen-will-invite-trump-to-windsor-3dchbpmm6 (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/queen-will-invite-trump-to-windsor-3dchbpmm6)

Quote
Donald Trump is to be invited to meet the Queen as the government deploys its “secret weapon” to cement close ties with the new American president.

Plans to roll out the red carpet for Trump with a state visit in the summer of 2017 are being drawn up at the highest levels in Whitehall.

A formal invitation for Trump to make the UK one of his first foreign stops will be issued once he is sworn in as president on January 20.

Discussions between British officials and Trump’s team are expected to begin soon to ensure that a date can be agreed for June or July next year. The Queen will also send an official congratulatory message to the president to mark the inauguration.


US News is reporting that Melania is invited as well but this is obviously a developing story...

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/queen-to-invite-donald-melania-trump-to-windsor-castle-report-w451548 (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/queen-to-invite-donald-melania-trump-to-windsor-castle-report-w451548)



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on November 20, 2016, 08:13:48 pm
If it is a full State Visit to Windsor Castle I would expect Melania to be in attendance and even possibly their son. The Obama's took their daughters at least once to the UK.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 20, 2016, 08:39:44 pm
^I would, too, but it's always wise to wait and see considering we also don't know which one of President-Elect Trump's other children may be involved in the new administration.  Or not.  Prince George better get his bathrobe ready!!!  J/K!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on November 20, 2016, 08:40:05 pm
Well if Melania is staying at NY and not even going to WH as the press is saying maybe they will go with Ivanka as first lady. Though it would be very weird if his wife did not attend a state vist  ???



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sophie on November 20, 2016, 08:41:24 pm
Everything about this new administration is weird, at least so far.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 20, 2016, 08:46:53 pm
^ That has not been confirmed yet at all and merely tabloid/media yap.  Although I can see her wanting to have her son finish school in NYC but we do not have those final details yet at all.  It hasn't even been two weeks yet since the election.  I know.  It seems longer.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on November 20, 2016, 09:38:56 pm
^^My thoughts, exactly. Everything about it makes me very, very uncomfortable.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 20, 2016, 09:45:49 pm
All opinions are welcome but the discussion about the election most certainly has its own thread, so let's stay on topic before this spins out.  This is about the visit to the Queen by President-Elect Trump only.  Thank you.  YM


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on November 20, 2016, 10:30:15 pm
^I would, too, but it's always wise to wait and see considering we also don't know which one of President-Elect Trump's other children may be involved in the new administration.  Or not.  Prince George better get his bathrobe ready!!!  J/K!

And Charlotte will have a pink bathrobe with bunny slippers to add to the photo op. LOL


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on November 20, 2016, 11:03:26 pm
Having George wear a bathrobe to meet President Obama was so disrespectful, IMO. I hope they don't repeat that incident with Trump.  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 21, 2016, 12:53:47 am
This is not the Queen's year:

Queen is in danger of losing the Guard at Buckingham Palace as Royal protection suffers its worst recruitment crisis in its history
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3954094/Queen-danger-losing-Guard-Buckingham-Palace-Royal-s-elite-Foot-Guards-suffer-worst-recruitment-crisis-history.html#ixzz4QbGLgOSf


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on November 21, 2016, 07:34:30 am
^^

Dreamt up by Ma medd apparently as she thought he would look cute and endear himself to the public.  Sadly for PG it totally backfired and he was made a laughing stock around the world.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 24, 2016, 05:04:58 pm
Proud in purple! The Queen joins the royals at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3968106/Proud-purple-Queen-joins-Prince-Phillip-Westminster-Abbey-celebrate-60th-anniversary-Duke-Edinburgh-s-Award.html#ixzz4QwlAey6e
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sophie on November 24, 2016, 05:07:48 pm
Love that color on HM.   kisss


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on November 24, 2016, 05:12:56 pm
Not liking Sophie's outfit.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 26, 2016, 02:32:34 am
One's rather large shopping bill: The Queen spent £1.4million on food last year, and £500,000 on alcohol for her guests
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3972130/The-Queen-spent-1-4million-food-year-500-000-alcohol-guests.html#ixzz4R4uZ8VH3


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sophie on November 26, 2016, 08:41:36 am
Not to mention a quarter of a million to clothe her daughter-in-law, though that comes from PC it is still an obscene amount of money given the mediocre results.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 26, 2016, 10:04:27 am
I'm sure Kate buys nicer stuff for herself and of course, her greedy family.

HM should be audited and the results published to the taxpaying public. If HM in fact ended up being audited I think there would be rioting in the streets and of course, she would spend a lot of time hiding in the bowels of the palace.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on November 26, 2016, 10:09:06 am
^ The Queen's income from the Duchy of Lancaster, and the Sovereign Grant are audited every year and the results are posted each year in Parliament.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 26, 2016, 10:19:58 am
Then why is Buckingham Palace going to pieces? Why is it such a mess that it's going to cost hundreds of millions of pounds to restore?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on November 26, 2016, 11:23:57 pm
^ Because they'd rather spend their money on things they don't need than important/useful things like home repair.

I saw how much W&K's trip to Canada cost... ridiculous. They could have easily spent 1/4 of that and used the other 3/4 to do much-needed restorations on their homes. A little bit at a time until they're all done, and by then it will probably be time to start repairing the first one again.

Or, if they really cannot afford to maintain them, they should sell them. Or they could be turned into tourist sites and the money generated from that could be used to maintain the properties. Give tours, turn some rooms into hotel rooms.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on November 26, 2016, 11:35:49 pm
BP does not belong to HM. So asking for her to pay for repairs when it does not belong to her is a bit much. I think. Old it not be a bit like asking teachers to pay for the upkeep of the schools they teach in?

But does the Sovereign Grant cover repairs to State owned properties? I don't know, that's why I'm asking.

I've no idea how it works. Sorry


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on November 27, 2016, 12:08:55 am
^^^^^ The Sovereign Grant covers the repairs and maintenance to BP, Windsor, KP and Holyrood House in Scotland.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on November 27, 2016, 12:49:38 am
^^^^^^^^^^
When royals go on tour the host country and the British Crown share the expenses, ie hotel accommodation, transport, food and drink, local police protection is covered by the Commonwealth country involved, either State or provincial. Charles covers clothing and other expenses.

As far as the Royal palaces are concerned they are all tourist attractions already and are all visited by the public. Turning Holyrood House in Scotland, deeply connected with the history of the country, would not go down well with the Scots. Buckingham Palace in central London is home to various small government departments and consulates for small Commonwealth countries there, as well as departments of the Royal Household. There are hundreds of office workers and officials involved. They can't all be thrown out on the street.

As well, the Queen is Head of State. When she entertains foreign and Commonwealthleaders on official/State visits she can hardly do that in a council house. The history of the Sovereign Grant and why Blair and other government leaders left it chronically short of money has been covered extensively in this thread by Meememe and several others, I believe. It's very interesting.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 27, 2016, 01:33:40 am
^That's it.  I've explained the use of arrows pleasantly many times, have requested an explanation for the variations you have used and been completely disregarded. Consider this a warning.  If it happens again, a ban of an as yet unknown time will be placed on your account.  I have other posters/members to consider and your method or refusal to use forum etiquette confuses everyone.  YM

Warning rescinded after discussion w/member.  YM


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sophie on November 27, 2016, 08:56:13 am
^^ interesting.  I learn something new here every day.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 06, 2016, 11:32:26 pm
No one's getting near you now ma'am! 'Larger than life' hotel boss escorts the Queen safely out of one of her favourite restaurants after a 'drunk' intruder interrupts lunch with her senior servants


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4007478/No-one-s-getting-near-Larger-life-boss-escorts-Queen-one-favourite-hotels-drunk-intruder-interrupted-lunch.html#ixzz4S6V8bTix
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 16, 2016, 07:52:36 pm
When Phillip met Prince Philip 60 years of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards When Phillip met Prince
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp2dcTenHXk


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on December 17, 2016, 08:36:50 pm
First look: As a year of 90th birthday celebrations draw to a close, we would like to share this special photo of The Prince and The Queen. https://t.co/0qfB41c5VG


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KatherineTheGreat on December 17, 2016, 08:41:56 pm
Lovely photo!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 17, 2016, 10:06:26 pm
Aww pretty photo! I love that color on her too!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on December 18, 2016, 01:45:17 am
Charles has not aged well.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on December 18, 2016, 02:17:11 am
Charles looks like a man in his late 60s in that photo to me. I have many friends in their mid-late 60s who look very similar to Charles - some look a lot older and some look younger but most of them look like him.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 18, 2016, 06:53:57 am
Apparently the picture was so popular it made it onto my local news at 10.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on December 18, 2016, 07:49:00 am
agree it is a very nice pic - you can see the Queen is trying not to smile from Charles joke - and my that is a well cut suit


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Tatiana on December 18, 2016, 10:07:45 am
    It looks photo shopped, what is going on with Charles' arm ?   It looks 4 feet long.   :laugh:

     The Queen looks miffed, and obviously wants to get it over with. 

         My caption would read  -  " but Mummy,  Cammy just wants to try on the Crown" . .    :king:



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on December 18, 2016, 10:11:17 am
I like the photo because it is nice and special. Both of them tried to be unaffected.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rhonevale on December 18, 2016, 09:27:03 pm
I thought the photo was lovely and not too formal for a change.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on December 18, 2016, 10:04:41 pm
I think it would have been nicer if the Queen had smiled. Charles is clearly smiling at his mother but she is just staring into space - would a smile have hurt her? As it was a photo to celebrate her birthday surely there was one where they were both smiling that she could have released for the occasion?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on December 19, 2016, 01:33:42 am
    It looks photo shopped, what is going on with Charles' arm ?   It looks 4 feet long.   :laugh:

     The Queen looks miffed, and obviously wants to get it over with. 

         My caption would read  -  " but Mummy,  Cammy just wants to try on the Crown" . .    :king:



It is a strange photo. Charles looks almost as old as his mother, he has not aged well.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on December 20, 2016, 01:01:34 pm
The Queen is stepping down from being patron of 25 organisations at the end of the year, handing over more responsibilities to her family

RP


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on December 20, 2016, 04:11:24 pm
If the royals had any sense, they would have William finally take up full time duties and leave the "normal" job where he probably spends little time. I find the Charles-Queen photo a bit on the creepy side. Just my take on it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 20, 2016, 05:20:51 pm
Emily Andrews ‏@byEmilyAndrews
Full list of the 25 patronages the #queen is handing over to other members of RF.Interesting timing as we were told "no way" in year of 90th
https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/811167670951350272

The Queen handing over patronages is a small announcement that paints a bigger picture - just don't expect an abdication
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queen-handing-over-patronages-small-9490579


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on December 20, 2016, 05:29:45 pm
^She should've done this 5 or more years ago.  Some of these are simply not worth her time.  Battersea is Camilla's isn't it?  Or at least she has pitched in.  It's high time for the young royals to pick up a shovel much more regularly.  Good for you, HM!  And it's still only 5% of her patronages.  Wow.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 20, 2016, 05:48:00 pm
^ It really goes to show that the other members (hint hint younger ones) that they need to start picking up because the Queen isn't getting any younger. Of course she's not going to abdicate but she's also slowing down and they need to be considerate of that.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on December 21, 2016, 01:13:57 pm
The Queen is still at Buckingham Palace. The royal standard is flying. It's still unclear if she is ill or this is down to something else.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KatherineTheGreat on December 21, 2016, 02:14:10 pm
^Hopefully she will manage to travel in the near future. Christmas could not happen without her, could it?! If the Queen didn't make it to Sandringham, I really would think we are living in an alternative reality. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 21, 2016, 02:51:16 pm
I think it would have been nicer if the Queen had smiled. Charles is clearly smiling at his mother but she is just staring into space - would a smile have hurt her? As it was a photo to celebrate her birthday surely there was one where they were both smiling that she could have released for the occasion?

I think HM is contemplating the destruction of her life's work. Her two grandsons, the apples of her eye, have completely destroyed her dynasty and their lives and her authority has been challenged to a point where she simply doesn't try anymore.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 21, 2016, 03:00:46 pm
^ :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KatherineTheGreat on December 21, 2016, 03:17:43 pm
^^I wondered if her and Prince Phillip getting sick was a result of their immune systems being low due to recent events, lol. They have been through much worse though. Hearing that the Queen was going to have trouble getting to Sandringham made me feel a sense that sh** is getting real. When she is gone, I fear that it will be a free for all with the rest of the Windsors basically doing what they want and the tradition and mystery gone. Scary. She is holding so much together right now that would otherwise probably fall apart.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 21, 2016, 03:26:19 pm
HM and Philip were younger and they still had Harry and William and the Yorkies to believe in. In 1992 it was believed that while the Yorks and Waleses were a mess, the princes and princesses still had a chance at being better, but regrettably it hasn't turned out that way. Right now HM is in her nineties and so is Philip and while HM is now the longest serving Sovereign to ever reign, but that is hollow when all she's ever reigned over is one disaster after another. I do sincerely believe that HM isn't doing well, you can see despite the smiles, she's deeply wounded by her grandson's actions. At William's wedding she wouldn't even tolerate a kiss from Camilla and basically looked on the verge of literal tears. Now Harry has destroyed his entire decade's worth of rehabilitation.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on December 21, 2016, 03:29:29 pm
I think it would have been nicer if the Queen had smiled. Charles is clearly smiling at his mother but she is just staring into space - would a smile have hurt her? As it was a photo to celebrate her birthday surely there was one where they were both smiling that she could have released for the occasion?

I think HM is contemplating the destruction of her life's work. Her two grandsons, the apples of her eye, have completely destroyed her dynasty and their lives and her authority has been challenged to a point where she simply doesn't try anymore.

The big mistake was not giving William and Harry and later, Kate, duties they were expected to complete before they could help themselves to perks. And no way should William have gotten the Order of the Garter until he earned it and she should not have handed them mansions they could renovate to suit them and for $$$. And as far as her allowing him to sign up for the ambulance co piloting, that was a huge mistake.  Charles also should have spent more time promoting his sons than he did promoting Camilla, who has a relatively short window to perform duties, given her age and possible health concerns (her numbers are relatively low). Charles had his priorities all messed up to say the least. I think releasing that picture of Charles and the Queen is more a downer than anything else. When she was younger back in the late seventies she should have tried to get Charles out of his self entitled behavior which in effect brought down the royal family.

Maybe seeing Camilla standing in as "mother figure" to William brought to her attention very sharply the consequences of what happened to Diana and Camilla's role in undermining her. But she should have realized the mess Charles made would have consequences. It served Camilla right IMO for once to get the cold shoulder.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 21, 2016, 03:50:39 pm
HM made a huge mistake with all of the above as you've said and she's done horrible damage to her nation. She could have easily ordered them to work on duties as teens (whether they liked it or not) and she could have ordered their offices be under her direct supervision. As for Kate, HM could have easily wiped the floor with her a LONG time ago and done it in a way to show her family what she's capable of doing to those who challenge her authority. She let Harry and William get ruined and I totally agree about the issue of perks and such.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on December 21, 2016, 04:47:17 pm
Buckingham Palace :"The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have heavy colds, and so have decided not to travel to Sandringham today"

Peter Hunt


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 21, 2016, 05:35:47 pm
I might be wrong, but I think we're heading towards a death watch. HM not going up to Sandringham? It could very well be that seeing Harry shatter his reputation she had the courtiers work hard at getting for him has certainly ended up taking its toll and so has the recent antics of William and Kate. There's only so much we've been able to take I cannot imagine just how bad it's been for HM, seeing so much unravel at so rapid a rate.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on December 21, 2016, 05:40:36 pm
I've pulled the old "I'm sorry, I'm too under the weather to attend this year" to avoid godawful family horrors, too.  I hope they are both well and enjoying some time to themselves with their feet up and without that whole dang clan.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KatherineTheGreat on December 21, 2016, 05:52:22 pm
Apparently they are still going. They just aren't going today. It hasn't been cancelled. I saw in a documentary a few years ago about HM that you could literally count on two hands the times that she has cancelled during her entire reign. She is amazingly consistent. Don't know how she does it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 21, 2016, 06:07:59 pm
Oh no, I hope that's not good, and it really sucks getting bug near the holidays. Yuck. I hope the two can rest up and take some time before they get back on their feet again.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on December 21, 2016, 07:23:54 pm
If anyone actually is sick, my money is on Phillip. Either way, I hope he/she/they recover quickly and have a joyous holiday.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on December 21, 2016, 07:26:25 pm
so when will they leave?  only 3 days and it is Christmas Eve -

this is so unlike HM and PP - hope they are both okay. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on December 21, 2016, 09:34:52 pm
Oh please 2016, not more deaths!!! I can not handle much more.  :sob: :sob:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on December 22, 2016, 12:24:47 am
Everyone is so looking forward to 2017 that people are almost forgetting that 2016 isn't over yet... still has 9-10 days left (depending on your time zone).  :-X

I heard it's more common to die just after the holidays, lots of deaths in early January. But I hope PP and HM both make it at least another year (hopefully more). How awesome would that be to see a couple celebrate 70 years of marriage?  :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KatherineTheGreat on December 22, 2016, 12:26:34 am
^I can't imagine the world without HM and PP. I *despise* to think of either one of them being gone. Hope they both live to 100+ lol.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on December 22, 2016, 01:26:45 am
90 is not considered that old these days with people living to their late nineties and even past 100! Actually the Queen looks better than Camilla who is very wrinkled looking and unhealthy from years of smoking. Kirk Douglas survived a helicopter crash and a stroke and made it to 100.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KatherineTheGreat on December 22, 2016, 01:53:44 am
HM and PP seem to have pretty good genes, and obviously the best healthcare there is to be found I'm sure. So, I wouldn't be surprised if they are around at least a few more years.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on December 22, 2016, 03:14:40 am
have to admit - suspect it may be a security issue - maybe they need a day more to beef up train and Sandringham security??  Use this as an excuse rather than talk security in the open?? 

But just in case - my prayers for the Queen and PP's good health!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on December 22, 2016, 05:53:12 am
I know that the QM lived to be 101, and they have the best health care available, so it is possible for them to make it to 100+. My concern is that, at their ages, what would be a minor cold for a young or middle aged person could wind up being lethal. I hope they both make a full recovery in time for Christmas Eve.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 22, 2016, 05:53:09 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4058516/Queen-Prince-Philip-leave-Buckingham-Palace-Sandringham-helicopter-cancelling-plans-travel-yesterday-minute-having-come-heavy-colds.html
Quote
Queen and Prince Philip have left for their festive break in Norfolk by helicopter
Comes 24 hours after royal couple cancelled their travel plans at the last minute
Buckingham Palace said monarch and Prince Philip, 95, both have heavy colds
Helicopter trip is extremely unusual for the pair as the Queen usually takes the train and her husband drives
Queen, 90, was due to catch a train out of King’s Cross to Norfolk yesterday
:thumbsup: So they are okay!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on December 22, 2016, 10:00:22 pm
^

Some strange comments out there about that situation especially as no colds evident the day before.  Varying comments re security after the Berlin situation and that it was decided not to to travel by train.  Others suggesting that it was just an excuse to travel by helicopter in the light of so much negativity regarding other members of the RF abusing helicopters.  .


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on December 22, 2016, 10:05:51 pm
But doesn't HM travel by train?

I'm thinking along the lines of security and making sure the BRF is safe.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: KatherineTheGreat on December 22, 2016, 10:16:31 pm
^^ The public will probably never known the truth. There was talk in the beginning that it was for security reasons. My inclination is to think they really did have colds. If it were not true, why say they both have colds. Why not just say one was sick. Coverup overkill, lol.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 22, 2016, 10:58:43 pm
If they had colds the. Surely they wou,d travel by tea or car, not a helicopter.   It buying that story one bit.  Strange both to come down with a heavy cold on same day.  Hogwash I. iMO.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on December 22, 2016, 11:14:00 pm
I think it was a security issue - keep it quiet so as not to panic the public - but who knows - sometimes the simplest explanation is the truth.  Glad to hear they are up and about again.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 23, 2016, 12:08:41 am
^ I agree Cate. With all of the stuff that is going on right now they were probably just trying to be careful. Since they usually run on the same kind of schedule this time of year, maybe they tried to mix it up to keep crazies from trying anything so the best they came up with was, hey everybody caught a cold.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on December 23, 2016, 12:51:26 am
It is possible that they both have a cold. When families spend several hours a day apart (work, school) it is usually the case that one person brings it home and gives it to the rest of the family. In their case, they're around the same people, so it makes sense they could both get sick on the same day.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 25, 2016, 03:01:51 am
The Queen praises 'ordinary people doing extraordinary things' and 'inspirational' Team GB athletes in her Christmas Day address
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on January 15, 2017, 01:15:01 pm
The Queen is joined by David and Serena Linley as she attends Flitcham Church near Sandringham. #Royals #QueenElizabeth https://t.co/kjUleF4ooc


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Stephanie on January 15, 2017, 03:31:20 pm
HM looks better!
AND she has something nice going on in her life too:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4121172/The-Queen-steps-walk-trusted-courtier-s-dogs-got-sick-look-dogs-death-week.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 06, 2017, 04:15:01 pm
Queen's Sapphire Jubilee: Royal Mail issue blue £5 stamp to mark 65 years on throne
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/763634/queen-sapphire-jubilee-royal-mail-blue-5-stamp-65-years-monarchy-anniversary


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on February 10, 2017, 10:30:13 pm
Elizabeth II has now reigned as Queen Regnant for 65 years.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89veTxEB804   
:announcement: :announcement: :announcement: :announcement: :announcement:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on February 10, 2017, 11:03:35 pm
 :stars:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 11, 2017, 11:25:33 am
An achievement, but about time she retired IMO.  At 90 she should be sitting back and enjoying what quality of life she has, not running the show because chucky boy is still not fit for the job.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Demeter on February 11, 2017, 03:51:59 pm
I'm terrified of the day she goes anyplace and leaves her proverbial throne unattended. Insofar as I'm concerned, may ER reign forever. Not realistic, but I don't care. For all her faults, she's the Queen and I've grown accustomed to seeing her face on everything. I'm being facetious, but seriously, I hope she is fit, well, and hangs around for as long as she likes.

I do, however, feel badly that her life affords her no retirement. I do wish some of her more workshy descendants would step up and help their Granny. If they took on just a bit of the work, she could possibly have something like Wednesday mornings free to herself and she could play bridge or take up decoupage or play with her dogs. She does seem to work very hard for her age.

65 years of service to one's country. In moments like these, I wonder at her thoughts and feelings and perceptions.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 11, 2017, 06:35:45 pm
I don´t wish here ill or dead, but she could step down, no reason why she can´t have a retirement, not as though she is short of cash.  I do not feel sorry for her that she carries on working, it is her choice entirely.  It is also not actually hard work, she doesn´t even have to iron a handkerchief, let alone anything else, everything is done for her.  I read an article a while back that she personally feeds her dogs  -  the person in charge does the food, puts it in their respective bowls and HM comes along and gives each dog their own bowl  -  hardly taxing is it.  Her staff glam her up and off she goes.  I will give her the fact that she reads up on her engagements etc., but anyone in a pr position would have to do that, and she is pr for the rf.  Nope, she can step down, she doesn´t want to, she is no victim, she is her own mistress.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 11, 2017, 06:40:23 pm
HM let all this horror happen.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Demeter on February 11, 2017, 07:17:01 pm
^ and ^^ both honestly very good points, and entirely true. I tend to be a little more, I don't know the right word, because we all know what's coming down the pike and I know a lot of people, most not so innocent, but some innocent as these things go, not the RF but those impacted by them, will suffer more in future than they do at present. She did let this happen, and it's just sad all around.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 11, 2017, 08:20:00 pm
HM surely knew all about Uncle Gary and likely has been heavily informed as to all of what he might be getting up to still. It's the same with the Middleton family and frankly HM could have acted at any point. If the Midds were laundering money, HM could have had that entire family arrested and could have made it clear that no one would be protected if they are breaking the law. HM had so many resources that she could have wiped K Midd off the pedestal she had. She could have gone down in modern history as a living legend of strength and power, but she chose instead of hide behind her curtains like a housewife.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 11, 2017, 11:07:57 pm
^ I am with you on that.  If the medds think that HM was, and still is, unaware of all they get up to then they are total dopes.  Bet every last piece of dirt on them in in files for HM to read.  She, and she alone, has allowed the rf to become a lauhging stock world wide by allowing it all to continue.  She is not just head of the family, she is head of state, and she does have a core of steel going through her, on many fronts, but not this one.  Sadly, she has made herself look a weak, stupid old woman who has not got the guts to stand up to her grandsons and put them both back in their boxes.  Haza just as bad these days.  As a grandma IMO she is a total failure.  As head of the family she is a waste of space, and certainlys hould not be a head of state based on the other factors.  All very well saying she wants to go out on a high, as things stand currently that will not happen, she needs to man up and do something. Get rid of the medds en masse, including council cath and the sprogs, and then she might gain respect back from a high portion of the public.  Right now there are many who share that opinion.  And what does she do, nothing.  Mistress of her own fate and looks a complete and utter fool for letting them walk all over her and wipe their feet on her into the bargain.  I don´t think she is senile or has dementia to be honest, she just needs to grow a pair and do something about it all.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 12, 2017, 03:20:10 pm
HM failed to mold her heirs as they should have been.

Charles was allowed to grow into a self indulgent whiner who basically destroyed himself via his whining about having to wait to be King (like all his ancestors did), among so many other things. HM let Andrew and the rest of her litter make fools of themselves back in the 90's and frankly HM let her younger heirs be drilled into thinking that they had a right to a normal life, but with royal perks. I know Diana is considered a holy saint on this forum, but Diana was a part of that mentality as well. HM could have figured out some means of training her heirs properly and ironing out the inner brat, but she didn't.

I sincerely think that HM lives for her own glory and is content to let the rest fall to pieces.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 22, 2017, 03:22:51 pm
Ah, the royal train has been spared - at an annual expense to the taxpayer of 800.000 GBP per year. 

The Royal Train cost £800,000 in running and maintenance last year, down from £900,000 the previous year. It makes between around 15 trips annually at an estimated £52 per mile, compared with £12 per mile by air.

and

There was criticism after it was revealed a one-way trip between Windsor and York made by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in 2012 cost £20,221. As a result, the Queen has increasingly travelled on public trains in recent years to save money.

This fascinated me

But with memories still fresh of the fate of the Royal Yacht Britannia - which was retired in 1997 to the Queen’s tearful distress ..........  Seriously, with all her money she could have saved it, no two ways about it, she is a trillionaire for goodness sake.  Doesn´t cry over much does she, but come to her taxpayer funded royal yacht and its demise brought tears to her eyes  -  crocodile tears they were IMO.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/18/royal-train-saved-scrapheap-queen-makes-known-still-favoured/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on February 22, 2017, 03:52:47 pm
HM failed to mold her heirs as they should have been.

Charles was allowed to grow into a self indulgent whiner who basically destroyed himself via his whining about having to wait to be King (like all his ancestors did), among so many other things. HM let Andrew and the rest of her litter make fools of themselves back in the 90's and frankly HM let her younger heirs be drilled into thinking that they had a right to a normal life, but with royal perks. I know Diana is considered a holy saint on this forum, but Diana was a part of that mentality as well. HM could have figured out some means of training her heirs properly and ironing out the inner brat, but she didn't.

I sincerely think that HM lives for her own glory and is content to let the rest fall to pieces.

Diana took William on a royal walkabout and brought him to charities. I don't think William "got it" and his interpretation was to do as he pleased (get a job created just for him with ultra flexible hours and enjoy the perks. For one reason or another the Queen has a hands off attitude towards William but maybe she finally got the message since William is quitting the copter job and stepping up duties (I hope he does not come up with another excuse for non work). The Queen should have withheld any perks or awards until William was required to fulfill full time duties as a royal and completed these duties and no fake "normal" job for him.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 28, 2017, 08:04:08 pm
False rumors of royal infidelity and the Queen Mother’s $9MILLION overdraft: New documentary claims to expose the troubles faced by the Queen throughout her reign

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4267582/Documentary-looks-family-troubles-Queen.html#ixzz4a0opCzVR
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 28, 2017, 09:11:12 pm
Ah, the royal train has been spared - at an annual expense to the taxpayer of 800.000 GBP per year. 
The Royal Train cost £800,000 in running and maintenance last year, down from £900,000 the previous year. It makes between around 15 trips annually at an estimated £52 per mile, compared with £12 per mile by air.
and
There was criticism after it was revealed a one-way trip between Windsor and York made by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in 2012 cost £20,221. As a result, the Queen has increasingly travelled on public trains in recent years to save money.
This fascinated me
But with memories still fresh of the fate of the Royal Yacht Britannia - which was retired in 1997 to the Queen’s tearful distress ..........  Seriously, with all her money she could have saved it, no two ways about it, she is a trillionaire for goodness sake.  Doesn´t cry over much does she, but come to her taxpayer funded royal yacht and its demise brought tears to her eyes  -  crocodile tears they were IMO.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/18/royal-train-saved-scrapheap-queen-makes-known-still-favoured/

They should just cancel it and turn it into a tourist attraction; if HM isn't using it she shouldn't be upset to let go of it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on March 01, 2017, 12:28:29 am
The headline here is about MM and the Queen, but there are some good points raised in this article about the BRF and the media, especially social media, and how they use it. A BBC Royal correspondent for many years comments on the way the royals now run their PR and get their message out.

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/773306/queen-elizabeth-social-media


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 06, 2017, 07:48:38 pm
Riding high: At 90 the Queen looks elegant in a silk scarf as she heads out on her beloved Fell pony for a trot along the Thames near Windsor Castle

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4285984/The-Queen-heads-horse-ride-near-Windsor-Castle.html#ixzz4aZq49WN1
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on March 06, 2017, 08:15:55 pm
It has always scared the crap out of me to see her in just a scarf instead of proper riding head gear.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on March 06, 2017, 09:28:44 pm
She has never worn anything other than a scarf or a formal uniform hat when riding so it doesn't worry me.

Younger people tend to be more hung up on wearing headgear than older ones for whom it wasn't necessary when they were young and so they learnt to have control in ways that the younger ones don't tend to do relying on the headgear, or other protective equipment to save them, rather than skill and technique (not just in riding but in many other fields as well).


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 06, 2017, 10:57:11 pm
The video showing Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose riding was truly enjoyable.  :thankyou:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 09, 2017, 11:04:02 am
Mission Improbable! Tom Cruise and Prince Philip get together in unlikely meeting at Buckingham Palace charity reception

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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 10, 2017, 10:00:52 pm
Elizabeth II and her Fell pony   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbyE4bHAfuE


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 13, 2017, 01:32:29 am
ONE IS CHILLING Queen Mother’s old fridge still working after incredible 63 years of service at Scots castle
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/853572/queen-mother-fridge-passed-electrical-test/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 13, 2017, 04:24:52 am
^Someone should make a study of why this one still runs and so many 'modern' appliances fizzle out so quickly.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: windsor2 on April 23, 2017, 02:09:54 pm
wrong thread


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on April 24, 2017, 01:30:14 am
The Gun Salute for Queen Elizabeth II   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpcq_PH8QOQ


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 30, 2017, 02:53:18 am
Rebecca English @RE_DailyMail  Apr 27

 Breaking: the Queen has cancelled this years' Order of the Garter Service so she can take part in the State Opening of Parliament on June 19


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 30, 2017, 02:52:17 pm
And so she should, far more important for the UK than an Order of the Garter Service, been plenty of those in the past, all they do is honour themselves.  The nation pays for their luxurious lifestyles, they should concentrate on that instead of costing us more in pomp and ceremony that is unnecessary.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on May 07, 2017, 11:00:54 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4481486/Stop-soul-baring-Queen-tells-princes.html

QE telling the 'young princes' to stop baring their souls and step up up their duties!   At last, the public really dislike all this soul bearing.  They want Royalty they can respect and look up to.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on May 07, 2017, 11:46:34 am
Her son Charles made a career out of soul baring. She should have nipped this in the bud from Charles' first poor me session, ages ago, then maybe he'd encourage the children not to do the same.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on May 15, 2017, 01:57:41 am
Royal Windsor Horse Show   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kVMYZyINWA


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 18, 2017, 05:55:24 am
Check this comment:

Quote
The spineless unelected Queen has and will avoid conflict at any cost Already she has said YES to Harry marrying Meghan. By her avoiding conflict she sat on the powerless throne 65 years . The lobomitixed masses her subjects love her because they have nothing bad to say against her , She avoided Conflict for 65 years . a cunning worthless woman.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4516848/Prince-Harry-wed-Meghan-Markle-Westminster-Abbey.html#ixzz4hP3HUxOd


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on May 18, 2017, 08:38:56 pm
WOW! Harsh!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on May 18, 2017, 10:59:46 pm
The Queen turned a blind eye to many events including her son Charles taking married mistress Camilla as his "official escort" to Zimbabwe in 1979. How he got away with that, I'll never know.

She only acts when things get out of control.

Once she let Camilla in, the bar is lowered. She can't keep Meghan out now. Harry is not going to be a King in all likelihood anyway.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 18, 2017, 11:24:11 pm
I'm really surprised at how HM clearly has no spine left; after Harry marries Meg, HM will look even worse and I am certain that it's all over for the RF.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on May 19, 2017, 12:08:04 am
^ The damage has already been done, starting with Fergie.  The rest was just a slippery slope.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on May 19, 2017, 12:23:18 am
Kate is not any better than Meghan. She and William do little and have the nerve to file that lawsuit and demand big bucks. The Queen sits back and does not stop her grandson. She did pull the plug on the Burrell trial.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on May 19, 2017, 07:32:03 am
ER never had a spine in the first place


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on May 19, 2017, 10:25:46 am
I wonder how things would be now if she'd governed her family with an iron fist, or at least more involvement, since the beginning.

Though it has always been said that Phil is the boss of the family, b/c Liz is the boss of the nation, which then begs the question why didn't or in how far did Phil get involved?

By her avoiding conflict she has firmly derailed her own family and with that the monarchy.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 19, 2017, 12:01:45 pm
All of my life, I was always a staunch monarchist until I was enlightened back in the 90's. I realized the truth about the Queen and the Rf. She is spineless and her inertia will being down the RF. And it should happen now. The mystery is gone. These people are not nice people. They take what they can. They lie. Their PR efforts are massive. They do not live by ordinary rules. They get away with unbelievable things. I say good riddance to all of them.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 19, 2017, 01:22:31 pm
To be honest, the main issue I have is how she let her direct heirs become so shiftless and exposed to constant instability at such an early age right through their formative years. None of the York princesses should have been dragged around the planet by Fergie while the princes never should have been forced to live in a dysfunctional environment like they did. Thousands of royal estates in the country and HM didn't send them to a quiet place to live. HM let be exposed to all that domestic violence and didn't put them in a stable place where they could come home to a healthy, stable parent figure and a healthy routine. That is HM's biggest failure; for all that the princes and princesses were the future, she didn't protect them at all. She let them get used.



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 19, 2017, 03:10:31 pm
The Queen and DOE do their jobs.  No one can criticize them for that and that's what the taxpayer expects.  Their personal life should not be front and center and HM has maintained that professional/private distance perfectly.  That is what a monarchy is supposed to do if you must have one.  So, she made her job her priority and did her best as a parent but mucked it up, clearly.  However, that is also part of the package.  You don't get it all.  Her childhood wasn't a bed of roses, either, and she experienced great loss and self-sacrifice.  She chose the avenue of duty.  She foolishly expected her offspring to act accordingly and by example.  That didn't happen.

So, as we trickle down from there I would have to ask myself, would I vote for any of these dysfunctional, entitled and whiny players to be on the receiving end of my loyalty and monies?  I'd have to say no.  Just look at William!  Would you honestly choose him to be in his position?  He can't even pretend to care.  Charles/Camilla have such drama/bad mojo w/the public and he wants to "trim back" the monarchy.  Rip it out by the roots, I say.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on May 19, 2017, 03:20:14 pm
The Queen's children after a while could not blame Mom and Dad for their own life decisions.

The Queen should have not allowed William and Harry to have all the leisure time in their twenties and beyond for vacations and bar hopping. They should have been expected to pitch in and work and only after they achieved a certain number of duties, would be given the perks and vacations.

Charles' idea of scaling down the monarchy is IMO not realistic. I don't think William and Harry can switch on being dynamos in the work department--I think they may be set in their ways. Charles may have to call on more relatives. He and Camilla are no spring chickens. I expect Camilla to retire from royal work  at an earlier age than Prince Philip did, to say the least.

Charles had not so great mentors including Mountbatten and Van Der Post. The Queen Mum over indulged him and Mountbatten's ideas of Charles sowing wild oats backfired.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 19, 2017, 07:48:43 pm
For me, it's too late to play the blame game on HM.  Whatever damage or good behavior is already there and right now and what's ahead is what the taxpayers have to deal with.  Maybe she did try to get them to do something but they're both very good at being passive aggressive and I can see a dynamic where it was better to let them go than to have them screw stuff up.  She takes her job so seriously and most people who do have a very hard time believing that other people don't have the same work ethic.

As for the future, it should be of grave interest to the taxpayer what they are willing to suffer.  Especially in the current heavy celebrity culture and instant info in which we now live.  Do they represent them in a way that enhances their culture?  Are they really pulling their weight in the charitable giving arena?  Are they willing to sacrifice their personal lives for duty?  I'm looking at you, William and Kate.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 19, 2017, 09:49:31 pm
^ Absolutely Not


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on May 19, 2017, 10:29:15 pm
The BRF know that they can't push William and Harry around in the way that others in their position could be controlled as they are independently wealthy and aren't reliant on Charles' money. He gives it to them but he also knows they don't need it. If they push them too hard then they may very well walk away and then the heirs are Andrew and Beatrice whom no one would accept.

The Queen did the right thing with having the boys spend their 20s in the military - as happened with sons in the past. The difference was that William wasn't forced to step up to royal duties when he was originally supposed to do so - 2008 - but was allowed to change services and spend time in helicopters. Harry was supposed to stay in the army for at least 20 years - as Andrew did - but he left after 10. The left a big problem - an unemployed prince (now for nearly 2 years) but one not interested in duties either. William at least has the part-time job with the air ambulance to fill in some of his time. While these princes aren't doing royal duties then the girls can't be asked to do so and now that they are so despised they will never be accepted.

Charles has to now go with the smaller family route - which is not to say that the instant he becomes King he is going to stop anyone who currently works for the Firm from doing so but rather as the older generation retire then they won't be replaced.

Currently there are 15 doing regular duties with 4 over 80, 2 in their 70s (soon to be 3 with Camilla), 3 in their 60s (again soon to be 2 with Camilla moving up) 3 in their 50s and 30 in their 30s. Add 20 years and there will really only be the 3 in their 70s and the 3 in their 60s with the then 'young royals - George and Charlotte') still in full-time education in their 20s and any potential cousins still in their teens. So in 20 years there will be a maximum of 6 whereas today there are 15.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on May 21, 2017, 08:39:05 pm
A right royal knees-up! The Queen makes her debut at celebrity-haunt The Ivy for a friend's birthday (and can look forward to after dinner conversation with David Walliams)

    The Queen made her debut at the iconic restaurant on London's West Street to celebrate her friend's birthday
    Comedian David Walliams was also in attendance along with the Queen's cousin Prince Michael of Kent
    The menu features such classic dishes as shepherds pie, calves liver and fish and chips
    This is thought to be the first time that Her Majesty has dined out since visiting Bellamy's in March 2016


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4520468/The-Queen-makes-debut-Ivy.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on May 21, 2017, 11:42:10 pm
The BRF know that they can't push William and Harry around in the way that others in their position could be controlled as they are independently wealthy and aren't reliant on Charles' money. He gives it to them but he also knows they don't need it. If they push them too hard then they may very well walk away and then the heirs are Andrew and Beatrice whom no one would accept.

The Queen did the right thing with having the boys spend their 20s in the military - as happened with sons in the past. The difference was that William wasn't forced to step up to royal duties when he was originally supposed to do so - 2008 - but was allowed to change services and spend time in helicopters. Harry was supposed to stay in the army for at least 20 years - as Andrew did - but he left after 10. The left a big problem - an unemployed prince (now for nearly 2 years) but one not interested in duties either. William at least has the part-time job with the air ambulance to fill in some of his time. While these princes aren't doing royal duties then the girls can't be asked to do so and now that they are so despised they will never be accepted.

Charles has to now go with the smaller family route - which is not to say that the instant he becomes King he is going to stop anyone who currently works for the Firm from doing so but rather as the older generation retire then they won't be replaced.

Currently there are 15 doing regular duties with 4 over 80, 2 in their 70s (soon to be 3 with Camilla), 3 in their 60s (again soon to be 2 with Camilla moving up) 3 in their 50s and 30 in their 30s. Add 20 years and there will really only be the 3 in their 70s and the 3 in their 60s with the then 'young royals - George and Charlotte') still in full-time education in their 20s and any potential cousins still in their teens. So in 20 years there will be a maximum of 6 whereas today there are 15.

I would not agree that "no one" would accept the Yorks. If they are next in line and William and Harry leave it, they would be expected to step up and work. Also William might give up  but could not apply that to his children (it would be unlikely that he would)  and then George would be next not the Yorks. Charlotte  would be also be ahead of the Yorks in line of succession.

William kept very irregular hours at the part time job.  I would not say he spent much time there.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 21, 2017, 11:53:14 pm
I think HM's inability to act stems from the fact that when she was growing up, there was never any question about how things were done. There was no angsty soul searching, there was no hanging out with Buddhist psychic mediums, and things were just accepted as is and that was that. Now starting with Charles, the royals are constantly challenging the status quo and therefore constantly challenging HM's authority, likely distracting HM from focusing full on her job. Charles opnely keeps a rivla court and has pushed for his mistress to become his wife; William flouts the established royal routines and Kate takes his lead. As for the rest, the less said about that the better. Even Princess Anne has openly challenged Charles, which is a no-no in public and private. Don't get me started on Prince Harry and the Yorkies. I am certain that HM cannot cope in this kind of familial situation where she has to both reign and try to get her idiotic heirs in line, who refuse to just accept things as they are and the price that is required to be paid.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on May 22, 2017, 12:25:41 am
Princess Anne would not kowtow to Charles beginning when they were children. I don't think Charles expects her to. It's not a no no to her. Good for her for challenging him. Someone should once in a while. All of Charles' siblings challenged him when he trashed their parents back in 1994. The Queen should not have ostriched as much as she did. She ignored unpleasant things to her. She even apparently did not confront Charles about his taking his married mistress as his "official escort" to Zimbabwe (before he dated Diana). It caused a lot of embarrassment especially when a courtier saw Charles making out with Camilla during the tour. The Queen turned a blind eye to the weird advice to Charles  by Mountbatten and the dodgy mentors Charles adopted. She let William just drift and do as he pleases even taking on a fake job.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 22, 2017, 12:33:36 am

Anne isn't supposed to challenge him, at least not publicly.

Anne is the spare and now further down and she needs to stop going to the press or needs to find out who is leaking all of this. I am certain Anne was out of line then and this is what I'm talk9ing about in accepting things as they are.

I do wonder if whether or not the royals will wake up one day and decide to just grow up. They can't seem to just go about their business, it's  like they chase any chance to get involved in the latest trendy (often troublemaker) cause and seek out people who bring them nothing but trouble.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 25, 2017, 05:53:41 pm
Queen Elizabeth visits victims of 'very wicked' Manchester attack
(CNN)Queen Elizabeth described the terror attack that left 22 people dead in Manchester as "very wicked" during a visit to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, according to the UK Press Association.

The monarch was in Manchester Thursday to speak to some of the young people who were injured in Monday's attack, as well as the hospital staff who have been treating them.
The Queen talked to a number of parents and their children during her visit, even discussing singer Ariana Grande, whose concert they had been attending.http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/25/europe/queen-elizabeth-manchester-attack/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Spotted Dick on May 26, 2017, 06:35:53 am
Queen Elizabeth visits victims of 'very wicked' Manchester attack
(CNN)Queen Elizabeth described the terror attack that left 22 people dead in Manchester as "very wicked" during a visit to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, according to the UK Press Association.

The monarch was in Manchester Thursday to speak to some of the young people who were injured in Monday's attack, as well as the hospital staff who have been treating them.
The Queen talked to a number of parents and their children during her visit, even discussing singer Ariana Grande, whose concert they had been attending.http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/25/europe/queen-elizabeth-manchester-attack/

I'm glad QE visited the victims in the hospital, but that hat and color is atrocious.  I'm all for cheering people up, but she looked like the Mad Hatter got dressed in the dark.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Wish on May 26, 2017, 08:38:46 am
^^^^  In fairness to HM the hat was the same colour as the dress (as was the coat).  However, given the gravity of the situation I think what she was wore was secondary to how she presented herself to the victims and staff.  As usual she was exemplary and never once made it about "her".


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Spotted Dick on May 26, 2017, 10:01:06 am
^^^^  In fairness to HM the hat was the same colour as the dress (as was the coat).  However, given the gravity of the situation I think what she was wore was secondary to how she presented herself to the victims and staff.  As usual she was exemplary and never once made it about "her".

Agreed about the presentation part.  Thank god WK wasn't inflicted on them.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 26, 2017, 03:03:55 pm
^Yes, thank God for small mercies the lazy duo did not go.  Have to confess, although a lovely gesture, and handled very well, I do have to agree that the hat and coat clashed very badly, even had the hat been blue, it was still a very "Mad Hatter Teaparty" type hat.    Maybe she though it would cheer the children up, who knows, but all I can say is IMO it was a dreadful choice to make, most unlike HM.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Spotted Dick on May 26, 2017, 03:53:34 pm
^Yes, thank God for small mercies the lazy duo did not go.  Have to confess, although a lovely gesture, and handled very well, I do have to agree that the hat and coat clashed very badly, even had the hat been blue, it was still a very "Mad Hatter Teaparty" type hat.    Maybe she though it would cheer the children up, who knows, but all I can say is IMO it was a dreadful choice to make, most unlike HM.

Agreed.  It's fairly unusual for the Queen to show up in such in "unusual" fashion choice.  Maybe QE's personal dresser had the day off and the Queen dressed herself.  If looking at how QE decorated Balmoral is anything to go by, then maybe fashion choice makes a little more sense lol.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on May 26, 2017, 08:54:40 pm
^^^^  In fairness to HM the hat was the same colour as the dress (as was the coat).  However, given the gravity of the situation I think what she was wore was secondary to how she presented herself to the victims and staff.  As usual she was exemplary and never once made it about "her".

Agreed about the presentation part.  Thank god WK wasn't inflicted on them.

Could you imagine the questions she would ask the victims?

"Did it hurt when the blast hit you?"
"Were you frightened?"


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on May 27, 2017, 01:29:44 am
It was gracious that Queen Elizabeth II visited the injured at the hospital. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Pkddmo8LE


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 27, 2017, 02:05:55 am
HM has to get out there and do this. Harry and Whimpo are disasters. Someone has to pick up the slack. Those two ought to be ashamed of themselves.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on May 27, 2017, 03:26:46 am
^

They certainly couldn't have sent Cath as she would have made one of her terrible gaffs and would at some point have been uncontrollably guffawing and grabbing her crotch; a disaster and all so very inappropriate.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 27, 2017, 04:25:43 am
HM has to get out there and do this. Harry and Whimpo are disasters. Someone has
to pick up the slack. Those two ought to be ashamed of themselves.

They don't have shame since they never developed it. I do not think that it's in their nature; they are so absorbed in their press hype that they truly think they're above appearing at the bedside of the suffering. Harry has his future wife to spend time with and Invictus and raising money for his African charity (forget about the British) while William is playing at being a pilot and Kate is running home to her mother to be coddled like a child. None of them ever have (or ever will) care about 'little things' like visiting the bedside of the suffering or bothering to even try to reach out to the victims. They're to grand for that.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Spotted Dick on May 27, 2017, 10:11:37 am
I don't think Harry would've done a bad job.  He's generally pretty good at relating to people. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 27, 2017, 10:37:48 am
It is stunning to see how many professionals were required so this, for me, required the sovereign presence.  And I don't know that anybody else from the BRF would've been appropriate at the first go. 

I can only imagine WK in this bringing it to herself, "Being a parent myself I can feel the same fear" or something equally idiotic and unhelpful.  HM set the right tone of immovable grit and concern.

When I see her blue coat and orange/blue dress in the video it works for me.  She has to balance her overwhelming presence with cheery colors for children.  So, in that case, it's right.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on May 27, 2017, 11:04:22 am
I think that the Queen was absolutely shocked by the Manchester carnage, and believed that as sovereign she should go and show her concern at this time. Visiting the victims of this attack wouldn't have had the same impact if other members of the BRF had gone first, even the Prince of Wales. I believe she felt it was right to go, her duty to go, and so it was arranged.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on May 27, 2017, 12:31:48 pm
When incidents like this happen the BRF look at who is available and send the highest ranking they can.

As the Queen was going to Manchester anyway for Duchy of Lancaster events it made sense for her to go on this visit.

If it had been Charles and Camilla who were planning on being in or near Manchester then they would have gone - as they did with the Westminster victims. William, Kate and Harry went to the memorial service for that.

Harry couldn't have gone to Manchester as he is in Africa while William was working (a rare event according to some people but one he actually does as often as he is scheduled to do so - half a normal schedule as the other half is spent on royal duties. That is why we get a spurt of events in one week and then nothing - because he is on air ambulance duties and hopefully for him he is able to sit around the ready room and play cards as that means there are no call-outs but the press don't like it as they don't get to see him and the public don't believe that he is working unless he is in the air all the time when in fact for many shifts they won't get a call-out at all and then get five in a day).

Anne wasn't available as she was in Edinburgh spending the week as the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. This is a job that different members of the Queen's family do on a rotating basis. Edward and Andrew have both done in in the past decade. No doubt William will do this in the next four to six years.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on May 27, 2017, 01:57:44 pm
William is not like the rest of them. He can take off when he wants and has flexible hours. They are not going to tell a future King he "can't" take time off. William should have gone to full time duties instead of taking on that copter job.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 27, 2017, 04:48:24 pm
I don't know about anybody but the Queen being appropriate for something of this magnitude and first visit.  Moving forward, yes.  This is not a train accident, it's a war whether it's named as such or not.  Treason, really.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on June 11, 2017, 04:17:56 am
Gun salutes boom out in honour of Prince Philip's 96th birthday today. He is at Windsor, celebrating quietly.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4591540/41-gun-salute-Duke-Edinburgh-s-birthday.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 12, 2017, 10:02:48 pm
GOT TO BE KIDDING What is goatskin paper, does it contain goat and why is it used for the Queen’s Speech? Here’s all you need to know
THE paper used to print the Queen’s Speech got on political reporters’ goat after it emerged no animal hide is used in its making — despite being called goatskin.

It hit headlines after Government sources revealed the speech – used to outline the PM’s agenda for the year – would be pushed back amid Tory turmoil following the shock General Election hung Parliament.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3782893/goatskin-paper-queens-speech/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on June 16, 2017, 12:39:20 pm
A ripple of anger as the Queen and  Prince William depart. Unusually so after a royal visit. Shock is turning to anger here https://t.co/IPrZbyUVrS


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on June 16, 2017, 01:04:25 pm
There was some anger expressed by people who didn't get to speak to the Queen and William. William heard them and said 'I'll be back!'

This report states there was applause as they visited and spoke to firefighters and community representatives.

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/06/16/20/11/queen-william-visit-london-fire-centre


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on June 16, 2017, 01:21:46 pm
https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

scroll down for the video - there clearly is shouting it seems people wanted the chance to talk to Will and the Queen.  William apparently reassured them he would be back.

one can understand the anger, people do need a chance to be listened to and reassured about their concerns. 


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: jackiew on June 16, 2017, 02:07:34 pm
^ITA, I hope William meant what he said about returning.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 16, 2017, 02:31:55 pm
'It's one of the most terrible things I have ever seen': Queen and Prince William comfort survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster as he vows 'we will come back'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4610270/Queen-Prince-William-visit-Grenfell-Tower-survivors.html#ixzz4kAipENWR
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 16, 2017, 05:24:50 pm
Can't find fault with her for this.  Although PW still manages to look like a doofus even here.  Does the Queen look thinner or more frail to anyone but me?



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 16, 2017, 05:45:08 pm
'It's one of the most terrible things I have ever seen': Queen and Prince William comfort survivors
of the Grenfell Tower disaster as he vows 'we will come back'

Oh Christ.

This wasn't a D-Day attack and second, William isn't promising to return to a field of battle. The little idiot could set up camp at the site and work at cleaning up and basically doing something, but he's so inherently worthless that I think he would be nothing but a photo-op posturing distraction.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 16, 2017, 10:27:52 pm
What about the children': Desperate neighbour of siblings feared to have perished in tower inferno pleads with the Queen as he clutches their picture

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4610918/Children-12-13-missing-Grenfell-Tower-fire.html#ixzz4kCefFzNy
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 17, 2017, 02:09:57 am
Can't find fault with her for this.  Although PW still manages to look like a doofus even here.  Does
the Queen look thinner or more frail to anyone but me?

After William shattered her reign, I think ti's been downhill since 2011; I believe that HM can't handle the nonstop crises in her reign anymore.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on June 17, 2017, 03:24:18 pm
William looks like he'd rather not be there. And he is going in for the Windsor pointing like his father does.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 18, 2017, 02:49:16 am
What about the children': Desperate neighbour of siblings feared to have perished in tower inferno pleads with the Queen as he clutches their picture
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4610918/Children-12-13-missing-Grenfell-Tower-fire.html#ixzz4kCefFzNy
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William isn't going to be able to do sweet eff all and it's not like he's working at the volunteer center day in and day out. He's just fluff now to be trotted out on site for a half hour and then blow off where he really wants to be, which is in his palace suite and in the lap of luxury.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 21, 2017, 02:37:38 pm
Rebecca English‏@RE_DailyMail

Announcement from Buckingham Palace: Prince Philip in hospital and will miss State Opening and  Royal Ascot. Said to be in good spirits.
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/877464826850803713


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 22, 2017, 03:59:05 pm
Philip keeps going to the hospital for infections.  I wonder if he has a form of leukemia; hence the announcement to the households a while back.   


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 22, 2017, 05:03:25 pm
If he has it, it should have been announced instead of just the fact that he's retiring. All that hype was wasted and it only caused irritation.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 22, 2017, 05:39:45 pm
Prince Philip leaves hospital after treatment for infection
http://news.sky.com/story/prince-philip-leaves-hospital-after-treatment-for-infection-10923160?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on June 22, 2017, 10:18:59 pm
He has been to hospital once per year since 2011. I have 90+ year old friends who go into hospital for infections probably 3 - 5 times a year and they have nothing 'wrong' with them other than old age. It is precautionary at that age to put the person on an antibiotic drip rather than taking them orally.

My father had leukemia and he was only in hospital twice in the 15 years from diagnosis to death for an infection and it was two nights on an antibiotic drip as well. He was in his 80s when he died.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on June 22, 2017, 11:04:33 pm
I don't think there are too many 96 year olds who don't have a few health problems. He's at home now and relaxing, which is good.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: deGuernsey on June 23, 2017, 01:40:14 am
^ Sorry to hear about your father. :hug:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on June 23, 2017, 01:50:38 am
Elizabeth II can be happy that Philip is back at the Palace.   
If Philip is ill when it is time to go to Balmoral, will the Queen decline to go?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on June 25, 2017, 06:34:36 pm
Back behind the wheel! Prince Philip drives the Queen to see their granddaughter Lady Louise carriage driving - just days after he was released from hospital

    Prince Philip, 96, was seen in public today for the first time since his hospital stay
    The Duke of Edinburgh was treated for an undisclosed infection this week
    Today he joined son Edward at a polo and carriage driving event in Windsor
    Edward's daughter Lady Louise, 13, took part in a carriage driving procession


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4637350/Prince-Philip-seen-time-hospital-stay.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on June 25, 2017, 08:10:52 pm
Philip appears to be in good spirits and probably enjoyed the day out. However, IMO, he looks dreadful, absolutely frail and unwell physically. I don't  know about letting him drive that car, either.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 27, 2017, 02:16:42 am
Prince Philip disgusted by child's handwriting during school visit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyKNVfVTs9Q


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 27, 2017, 03:22:16 am
Jerk, to be that way to a little kid. He's just a *despise* filled self-pitying bigot who at his age can't be a decent person to someone.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on June 27, 2017, 08:10:57 am
^ ^^ Maybe he should retire from doing public appearances if he cannot behave himself. Only show up for things like Trooping of the Colour or Christmas morning walks and that's it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: jackiew on June 27, 2017, 09:16:44 am
^^ITA Kuei Fei, he should not be allowed out in public any more.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 27, 2017, 09:20:13 pm
Queen to receive £6m pay increase from public funds
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40412343?ocid=socialflow_twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=twitter



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 28, 2017, 02:13:16 am
Didn't the palace just release a fluff piece about the Firm only costing a handful of change per year, per taxpayer?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on June 28, 2017, 12:48:41 pm
Jolly holiday! Never-before-seen photos capture the Royal Family being greeted by crowds in Scotland in the 1950s (and reveal the Queen Mother's close bond with her grandson Prince Charles)

    Black-and-white photos taken on a Royal Family trip to Scotland in the 1950s have been recently unearthed
    They offer snapshots of family life as the royals meet friends, officials and adoring members of the public
    In one image the Queen Mother is seen leaning down to embrace her grandson Prince Charles, then aged 11
    The rare images were collected by a former royal body guard and will be auctioned in Cheltenham tomorrow


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4646410/Photos-royals-trip-Scotland-1950s.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 28, 2017, 02:38:47 pm
Why are we bothered about seeing them now, more pr?  Bit late for all that.  67 years ago, and they release them now.   If it is pr they are after, yet again, it is a miserable failure.  I would not want them given to me, they would go straight in the bin or set light to them.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on June 28, 2017, 03:02:07 pm
^ I bet it's PR for them. The negative press in the past few weeks, which has intensified in the last week or so, has been at quite a high.
C&C slandering D, queen Camz PR in swing, Cathy near naked at Ascot in a super expensive frock that looks the same as the one the year before, Bill and his new Fifa scandal, Harry and his actress, people's anger over Grenfell Tower whilst they live in plush palaces, Harry's & Bill's spectacular interviews.. Frankly it's been one disaster after the other press wise for the Winds. I'm pretty sure it's to soften people's hearts towards them over some nostalgia and "look at little cutie Charles!" baby pics, gawd knows the Cambs aren't forthcoming in that department, unless severe bad press is surrounding them.
Though they forget that people now also know that queen mum was far far away from the "nice granny" image she had, she was quite a mean woman, to say the least. Honestly, they'd be better off to call in a referndum or straight up pack their coffers, doesn't make much sense to me anymore.   :dontknow:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 28, 2017, 08:49:22 pm
HM needs to stop this and just focus on asserting her authority. I'm shocked at how Charles is still abusing his mother so publicly and how he's going after his mother while ignoring that she is his SOVEREIGN. I am so fed up with this, seeing a head of state getting this kind of abuse.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on June 28, 2017, 08:59:09 pm
She should have nipped this in the bud decades ago.  Chuckles is the way he is because she let him get away with it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 28, 2017, 10:25:28 pm
^^^ Knew a guy at the golf club, several years ago now, been retired from the police force for a good while, I think he passed on a year or two agao.  He was one of the RPO´s for the QM for several .  He said nobody could stand her, mean old b*tch if ever there was one, treated the staff like dirt beneath her shoe, and allegedly she was always three sheets to the wind with her alcohol intake.  He said in some ways it was an easy number in the last few years of her life as she only got up and had breakfast at 10.30, with a little nip of course, then a late lunch with more "nips", and so the day carried on.  With her little alcohlic siesta´s in between she was easy to keep an eye on, either at the bottle or sleeping it off. She was no innocent, if she was around there would be no medds or murkys, they would have been despatched pronto and no mistake.  I think he could have told us an awful lot more, but of course not allowed to, and a lot of pension to lose if they spill the beans.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on June 28, 2017, 10:32:01 pm
^  :thankyou: I always love a bit of insight and some inside stories; I don't doubt a word of yours!!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 29, 2017, 01:05:37 am
I think the QM was the only one with backbone in that family; the best leaders are not always the nicest people. QM and the courtiers were one team and I do think that the QM would have exposed the MIdds early on and let William get burned.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on June 29, 2017, 02:17:17 am
In the Scotland pictures, I like the photograph of the Queen Mother driving in the Scottish town. Her hat consists of flowers. Also she has a boquet of flowers.  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on June 30, 2017, 12:25:23 am
I think the QM was the only one with backbone in that family; the best leaders are not always the nicest people. QM and the courtiers were one team and I do think that the QM would have exposed the MIdds early on and let William get burned.

She would not have let William play normal and slack off . She would have insisted he and Harry do their quota of work before getting perks.

She did not want a Charles and Camilla wedding in her lifetime.

That said, she spoiled Charles and pretty much  encouraged his sense of self entitlement. She was hypocritical since she encouraged Charles' affair with Camilla as long as she was "safely" married.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 30, 2017, 12:28:40 am
I'm disgusted that a woman her age even HAD to keep that family in line. She was right to have forbidden a wedding since no mistress has business becoming a wife.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Tatiana on June 30, 2017, 11:55:05 pm
  She was without a doubt a domineering snob who could be charming when she wanted something.  A hypocrite and a drunk, much like Princess Margaret.  My family knew  her well   She did not HAVE to keep that family in line.  The Monarch is the head of the family along with her husband.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: jackiew on July 02, 2017, 12:43:10 pm
A new official portrait of the Queen to mark Canada's 150th birthday.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/07/a-new-official-portrait-of-queen.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on July 02, 2017, 07:16:57 pm
 She was without a doubt a domineering snob who could be charming when she wanted something.  A hypocrite and a drunk, much like Princess Margaret.  My family knew  her well   She did not HAVE to keep that family in line.  The Monarch is the head of the family along with her husband.

Charles needed to have some humility. The Queen Mum overindulged him and made him think he could do what he pleased because he was The Heir.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on July 02, 2017, 10:12:12 pm
Upchuck will always do what he pleases, just as he's always done. Too late for humility now.  :angry:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 07, 2017, 12:35:27 pm
Too warm, your Majesty? Photograph captures rare glimpse of the Queen dispensing with formality - and her trademark coat - to display her summer dress in the Scottish sunshine

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4674170/Queen-visits-Stirling-Castle-Scotland.html#ixzz4m92Wew5D
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on July 08, 2017, 02:31:07 am
Elizabeth II's dress with the tulip design is very pretty for Spring and Summer.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 09, 2017, 06:21:25 pm
Whilst the the old sugars of the UK keep trotting out that the rf bring in loads of tourism, there is an article, several years old, which states otherwise, you do not need an rf to bring in tourism, the Palace of Versailles being a prime example.  That is on here somewhere, but I also read this yesterday.

Only 3 of the top 10 tourist destinations have a Royal family  UK being no. 8

http://www.dorseteye.com/north/articles/only-2-of-the-top-10-tourist-destinations-have-a-royal-family


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 09, 2017, 06:24:15 pm
Tourism isn't enough of a reason; that level of money, perks, and privilege, bringing in tourists isn't enough of a reason.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on July 09, 2017, 06:39:35 pm
^^ Tourism would bring in much more if there were no royal family, because palaces et al would be open (full time and all or at least most of them). That's also just one reason why the tourism argument is false.
No one goes to any country because of the country's respective royals. Danish sycophants like to claim that their royals are a tourist attraction/ magnet, but I have yet to meet anyone who wants to go to Denmark because of their royals (whether some are even aware at all of the Danish royals is also a valid question...).


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 09, 2017, 10:48:23 pm
Whilst the the old sugars of the UK keep trotting out that the rf bring in loads of tourism, there is an article, several years old, which states otherwise, you do not need an rf to bring in tourism, the Palace of Versailles being a prime example.  That is on here somewhere, but I also read this yesterday.

Only 3 of the top 10 tourist destinations have a Royal family  UK being no. 8

http://www.dorseteye.com/north/articles/only-2-of-the-top-10-tourist-destinations-have-a-royal-family

I visited the UK on my last Euro trip. Honestly, I was more interested in seeing all things Queen Victoria than any of them that are still living and breathing. Buckingham Palace, the place most would associated with the current royals, isn't even open most of the time so, how could they possibly be a real tourism draw?


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on July 19, 2017, 02:11:07 pm
Governor-General breaks royal protocol by TOUCHING the Queen as she leaves Canada House after marking the 150th anniversary of the Confederation (and shows off his very colourful socks!)

    The Queen, 91, and Prince Philip, 96, toured London's Canada House today
    But Canada's Governor-General broke protocol by touching the Queen's arm
    David Johnston, who showed off his maple leaf socks, aided queen down stairs
    Queen looked elegant in a floral suit with historic diamond maple leaf brooch
    Monarch arrived with a smiling Duke of Edinburgh, 96, to mark the unification of the British colonies of Canada in 1867


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4710118/Queen-Prince-Philip-visit-Canada-House.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 19, 2017, 04:42:08 pm
I am wondering if she is aware of yet another debacle in Poland/Germany.  The diplomats will be keeping HM informed no doubt, they will no doubt have emailed their thoughts on the club med holiday oops, taxpayer funded tour for a disinterested couple and their hidden sprogs.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on July 23, 2017, 04:04:48 pm
She's a pearly Queen! Her majesty looks resplendent in white as she arrives at Crathie Church on the first Sunday of her annual break in Balmoral

    The Queen arrived at Crathie Church a short distance from Balmoral Castle
    The castle is still open to the public and she is likely to stay in Craigowan Lodge
    Balmoral, which was bought by Prince Albert for £32,000 in 1852, is said to be the Queen's favourite home


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4722266/The-Queen-arrives-Crathie-Church-Balmoral.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: interrobanger on July 24, 2017, 06:13:01 pm
I feel like this is "Fake News," but I would love for it to be true:

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/07/20/queen-elizabeth-revealed-her-favourite-pop-song-and-its-a-gay-anthem/


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on July 24, 2017, 09:17:12 pm
I'm with you and think this is fake news too. I cannot imagine HM revealing any personal tidbits to strangers.

True, she might know the song, but it doesn't mean it's her favourite. And I read that HM always goes to see Oklahoma! the musical when it I see on stage, later made into a film, to be her favourite show. So I could imagine that that would include her favourite music.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on July 25, 2017, 11:31:52 pm
Duke of Edinburgh's final official royal engagement before retirement will be a Royal Marines parade at Buckingham Palace next week 64 years after he was made head of the British Commandos

    Prince Philip's final public engagement before he retires will be on August 2
    Will attend a Royal Marines' charity parade outside Queen's London residence
    Philip was appointed Captain General of the Royal Marines on June 2, 1953


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4728984/Duke-Edinburgh-s-final-official-royal-engagement.html

Best bit of the article:

Number of days spent on public engagements in 2017 so far (up to July 25)

Duchess of Cambridge 37

Duke of Cambridge 43

Prince Harry 44

The Queen 49

Duchess of Cornwall 49

Duke of Edinburgh 51

Earl of Wessex 52

Duke of York 68

Prince of Wales 87

Princess Royal 106



Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 26, 2017, 12:29:37 am
^SMH. There is no excuse for someone twice - or in Phil's case, 3 times your age - running circles around you. None at all. And don't give me that BS about having "young children." She's got a whole dang army of help (we saw the pic they tried to have deleted) in addition to a grandparent that practically lives with them full time.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 26, 2017, 04:00:09 am
 ^ :tehe: some help that motley crew is.  I had no idea it took that many people to look so bloody awful.  I thought The DoNothings were just natural at being useless, these numpties actually have help for that too!


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 29, 2017, 12:18:14 pm
I found this on the internet yesterday.  It has no date on it.  Must confess never thought much of the QM, mean face on her, and I know from somone close who was an RPO of the QM in her later years that she was a nasty piece of work, and was very disliked.  Couldn´t draw the person out much of course, valued the good pension too much (who can blame them) just a snippet or two here and there.  However he did say very few could stand her, very arrogant and looked down at everyone as if they were a piece of dirt on the floor.  Have read a lot about her from various articles, and I personally don´t think she was the "sweet old woman" she was made out to be.  The medds would have stood no chance if she was still around, neither would murky murkle.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/can-we-finally-tell-the-t_b_299297.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 29, 2017, 12:58:50 pm
^ I think she's mainly to blame for her daughter being a failure at mothering her kids and Charles being the cream puff that he is.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on July 29, 2017, 02:53:03 pm
^ I do believe you are correct Sheridan.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on July 29, 2017, 09:13:33 pm
^ I think she's mainly to blame for her daughter being a failure at mothering her kids and Charles being the cream puff that he is.

She pampered Charles to the extent that she felt him center of the universe. Charles wrote whining letters about school so she was about to put on her coat and hat to "rescue him." Fortunately she did not get out the door.  I think QE II was wimpy when she saw potentially disastrous consequences for her childrens' behavior and did nothing about it.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 29, 2017, 11:21:28 pm
I do think HM made a huge mistake when she refused to get rid of Camilla somehow; all it would have taken is a phone call to transfer Andrew and an order could have been issued from HM to have Camilla go with Andrew. Problem solved and then at least there would have been breathing space for Diana to fix the marriage.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on July 29, 2017, 11:38:22 pm
Panic at Windsor Castle as gas leak hits servants' quarter - 25 years after great fire which caused £36m worth of damage

    The gas was shut off after the housemaid smelled something at Windsor Castle
    Engineers were brought in to fix ruptured pipe located in the Royal Mews home
    'The leak mainly affected the servants' quarters,' a source was quoted as saying
    Comes 25 years after massive blaze inflicted £36million worth of damage there


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4742774/Gas-leak-Windsor-castle-sparks-panic-25-years.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on July 30, 2017, 12:03:30 am
Instead of treating him like a special snowflake, the QM should have told Charles to stop complaining and deal with it. It would have toughened him up a bit and made him not think he's better than everyone else. I also think his uncle was a bad influence.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 30, 2017, 03:16:23 am
^^^She figured Diana would just fall in line and accept whatever Chuck dished out. In their minds, royal wives should accept their husbands screwing around. She didn't plan on Diana responding to the whole thing the way that she did.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: windsor2 on July 30, 2017, 03:28:53 am
Turmoil at Palace as Queen's right hand man quits and William and Harry's top aides consider standing down in dramatic shake up of Royal staff
Quote
t comes as the Queen and her heir the Prince of Wales attempt to impose greater unity on the rival ‘firms’ or households of the younger Royals
It comes as the Queen and her heir the Prince of Wales attempt to impose greater unity on the rival ‘firms’ or households of the younger Royals. This is a watershed moment for the monarchy, as the Queen and Prince Philip step back from official duties and hand responsibility to the younger generation.
‘Sir Christopher’s departure is just the beginning. Major changes are afoot. Yes, it is a shake-up,’ said a senior source. One of those who is understood to be considering his position is Prince William’s Private Secretary, Miguel Head.
Another said to be weighing up his options is Prince Harry’s Private Secretary Edward Lane Fox, a former captain in the Household Cavalry.
The impending departures are seen as part of a shake-up as the Queen and Charles move to take control of disharmony among the different Royal Households.
It follows Sir Christopher’s forceful plea to all the households in May this year to come together ‘on message’.
Jason Knauf, communications secretary to William, Kate and Harry, said Mr Head had no plans to leave. He made no comment on Mr Lane Fox’s planned departure.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4743082/Queen-s-aide-quits-dramatic-shake-Royal-staff.html#ixzz4oHH3c0hL
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Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 30, 2017, 04:05:46 am
They need it cause  all the houses going differnt ways KP needs to get rid of all those yes men and women working there.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on July 30, 2017, 04:12:46 am
^In my view that shake-up means that, with Prince Philip retiring, the Queen intends to retreat into the palace even more, do whatever engagements/duties are necessary for her role, and few more. Robert Jephson said in his article in the Standard yesterday that Prince Charles will become Regent when the Queen reaches 95. I'd suggest that maybe he will become a defacto unofficial regent figure from next year on.

That may well be why the Queen's Private Secretary is standing down a bit earlier. There'll be a younger female replacement. Miguel Head, Willie's Private Secretary, is also moving on, though at the moment they're denying it. So might ELF, Harry's Private Secretary Edward Lane-Fox.

IMO Charles is going to make another grab at bringing in the KP operation under his control. It didn't work last time as Willie wasn't having it, but it may succeed this time. Charles pays for much of the KP office and in the DM article is said to be 'bruised' by his sons making a tribute doco about their mother without mentioning him. His own Private Secretary, Clive Alderton, is much more senior than either Head or ELF and is likely to try and bring the KP office down a peg or two and be more responsible.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: windsor2 on July 30, 2017, 04:20:32 am
^^yep, that's why I've to laugh when they call it "The Firm" because everyone does their own thing and there's no unity at all. This should've been done ages ago. Infact, Wills shouldn't have been able to set up his own court at KP in the first place. Since Waity and Harry only follow what Wills sets down, as he's the senior royal, then this mess rest squarely on his shoulders; how senior staff to him now want out. There's no honor or pride in saying that you work for him.
^there should only be one communications office for the entire royal family because they call themselves "The Firm" so their chould be once cohesive message as to what they're about. Everyone having their own satilite operation doesn't make sense. I don't believe that Charle's is bruised by the Diana doc and him nt being mentioned. It's not really about him. It was about their mum.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 30, 2017, 04:24:18 am
The only to who should have their own offices is HM and the Prince of Wales; the rest should do stuff that makes the monarchy viable and non-political. Princess Anne had no real reason to be in Beijing and I do think that it's time that the royals stop being so determinedly independent in their own 'agendas.' Less agendas mean more cohesion and that is what the BRF is supposed to be about. Princess Anne mouthing off about her brother publicly is out of line and the entire RF is fractured.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 30, 2017, 04:59:37 am
Bit too late to clean this mess up. The damage is already done, but this is getting good! :oooh:


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 30, 2017, 06:08:51 am
I'm shocked at how everyone has flouted HM in the way they have; even Anne has been snotty and derelict at times over her behavior (making a fool of herself at the Brazil Olympics). I do think that all this self created autonomy (that shouldn't even exist among royals) is in fact something that contributed. HM is going to die and face God and her ancestors and have to explain how it all got out of control. How she failed to put out several threats. She'll have to talk to Diana of all people.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on July 30, 2017, 10:14:43 pm
I think everyone needs to remember their place in the family. Their "agenda" should be helping the sovereign and heir with whatever is needed (appearances, charity work, etc.). They should not be badmouthing their family in public; heck, even normal people shouldn't be doing that, it does not make them look good.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on July 31, 2017, 03:27:38 pm
Richard Palmer‏
"Buckingham Palace confirms Sir Christopher Geidt will step down as the Queen's private secretary in October. Edward Young steps up."

https://twitter.com/RoyalReporter/status/892023573472317441


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on August 13, 2017, 05:41:24 pm
Business as usual! Royals put on a united front as they appear for the first time since the broadcast of intimate Diana revelations to attend church at Balmoral (and Camilla is all smiles)

    Queen attended service at Balmoral, dressed in green with matching hat
    Prince Andrew accompanied his mother as they were driven to church
    Camilla looked in good spirits after difficult revelations made in Diana tapes


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4786374/Royal-family-attends-church-Balmoral.html


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 13, 2017, 06:39:13 pm
A lot of scathing comments towards all rf, they are getting a right bashing, and so they should, nothing but greedy, grasping spongers, take all from the taxpayer and give back nothing.  They really are a very dysfunctional family, and it shows these days as well.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on August 13, 2017, 06:59:10 pm
Camilla is the only one who grins for the cameras. I think she believes Junor's PR about her.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: dianab on August 15, 2017, 04:40:14 pm
charles looks so odd here

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/08/13/12/433781B300000578-0-image-a-36_1502624877809.jpg

i wonder what will be his state when his mother turn 95....


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: india on August 15, 2017, 04:46:35 pm
^ I expect all this discord with his sons is playing havoc with him.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: dianab on August 15, 2017, 04:52:04 pm
he's been looking ill for few years now...  but now he's looking much worse


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on August 15, 2017, 10:28:14 pm
He looks fine to me.

I know many people comment on his red face and think that means there is something wrong but it is typical of a person who a) suffers from rosacea, which he does and b) spends a lot of time outside in wind - which he does in Scotland and at Highgrove.

His fingers indicate nothing as he was born is very large fingers. Even Queen Mary called them 'sausage fingers' when she saw him for the first time in 1948.

He looks like a fit, healthy 68 year old to me (even looks fitter and healthier than most me of that age I know)


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rebecca on August 16, 2017, 02:42:37 am
^Not trying to be snarky here, but I would certainly expect him to look better than most men of his age. After all, most men of his age have never had access to all of the privileges that he has. The best food, medical care, no worries about money, etc. Those are things that age people.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 16, 2017, 03:16:13 am
An indulgent lifestyle can cause your looks to deteriorate; he hasn't denied himself any kind of indulgence and I am sure he's enjoyed the rich foods that an excess of can end up hurting your nervous system.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on August 16, 2017, 08:33:01 am
The problem with that argument is that he eats quite sparingly and only organic foods. He doesn't go in for rich indulgent foods at all. He also doesn't drink that much - a glass at most.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on August 17, 2017, 03:44:26 am
Camilla is the only one who grins for the cameras. I think she believes Junor's PR about her.

I'm sure she does. Cammie is such a fool.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 17, 2017, 05:35:34 am
The problem with that argument is that he eats quite sparingly and only organic foods. He doesn't go in for rich indulgent foods at all. He also doesn't drink that much - a glass at most.

He's been to tons of banquets that serves champagne and the best cuisine; I am certain that he's had more than enough rich food.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on August 17, 2017, 07:28:53 am
^ Judging by his annual engagements Charles would go to about two or three banquets a year, if that, and about the same number of large dinners at various naval and military establishments. When he's on tour Charles eats what his hosts provide as a matter of courtesy. However, all the BRF, from the Queen down have tricks like taking small portions and swishing some of it around their plates as if they've eaten it when at banquets abroad.

Charles is forever serving guests at Highgrove and CH produce from his garden and the home farm, and the royal family eat their own homegrown food from their estates, including game and fish when they're at Sandringham and Balmoral. They probably eat more healthily than the vast majority of Britons.