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« on: May 25, 2013, 06:50:08 pm »

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The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry will join The Queen at the 60th Anniversary Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey, 4th June
The Queen's four children and families will join her and the Duke for the service at Westminster Abbey, the site of her 1953 Coronation.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 12:51:15 am »

Monarch of the Glen: This astonishing photo of the Queen was taken at her beloved Balmoral and marks the 60th anniversary of her Coronation. Robert Hardman tells the behind-the-scenes story


The face is the most familiar on the planet, reproduced on more coins, notes and stamps than any human likeness in history. But it is safe to say that we have never seen Her Majesty the Queen pictured quite like this. Not only is she in the full and elaborate regalia of her most exclusive order of chivalry but she is standing in the middle of nowhere.

No trick photography has taken place. There has been no digital enhancement by some special effects boffin. This spectacular image of the Sovereign – published in Weekend for the very first time – really is the Queen, standing next to a remote stream called Gelder Burn on her Balmoral Estate.

She is dressed in the green velvet mantle of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, the Scottish counterpart to England’s Order of the Garter. From her shoulders, held by white satin ties, hangs the Collar of the Order made of golden thistles and rue sprigs, from which, in turn, hangs a tiny St Andrew and his saltire cross.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2329591/Photo-Queen-beloved-Balmoral-marks-60th-anniversary-Coronation-Robert-Hardman-tells-the-scenes-story.html

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 01:15:15 am »

^ can a mod delete my post it should have been in the  Preparations thread but timed out before i could move it
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 01:56:31 am »

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I think this will be more pretty than the (J) celebrations but they are already starting with Lazy Middleton.Are the press going to make it all about her like the Jubilee, shameful.I read people were complaining that again they were going to get days off with no pay.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 08:15:57 am »

Kate is always "fine" when it comes to show up at those events but she suddenly remembers she is pregnant when it comes to visit her 4 Charities   shifty.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 01:19:25 am »

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The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry will join The Queen at the 60th Anniversary Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey, 4th June
I think this will be more pretty than the (J) celebrations but they are already starting with Lazy Middleton.Are the press going to make it all about her like the Jubilee, shameful.I read people were complaining that again they were going to get days off with no pay.

This will be Kate's first major event in Westminster since her wedding.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 02:22:48 am »

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/26/britain-monarchy-reactionary-past
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These are bad times for republicans. The last three years have been full of royal pageantry – an invocation of a reactionary past where a pretty duchess who has done nothing but marry and conceive is called the face of modern femininity. Elites harden and grow more wealthy and remote, watching the jubilee flotilla from their private perches, either bought or lobbied for. The alienation of elected politicians from voters makes the very air seem dangerous. That Maxima, the new queen of Holland, was crowned last month wearing what looked like the Miss World crown is the only amusing thing about this monarchical resurgence. But aristocrats know they have to endure being laughed at, and I do not think they mind. The benefits are obvious to them.

The royal wedding and the diamond jubilee were, respectively, a drunken "fairytale", and a thank-you so overwrought it gave Elizabeth II's husband cystitis – ladies and gentleman of the press, prepare your headlines. The anniversary of the coronation is more fascinating than either, because it exposes the most ancient roots of monarchy, a childlike need for gods and intercession, when I hoped we had done with both.

The film of the coronation service was re-released in cinemas last year. I sat in the darkness and watched it. I was riveted neither by the peers and their ladies, shouting allegiance in furs, nor by the young Princess Margaret's almost pornographic beauty and obvious unhappiness. It was the monarch's status as holy intercessor between God and commoner; as sacrificial victim; as human font. (As jewellery model?) On Coronation Day the Times wrote: "The Queen stands for the soul as well as the body of the Commonwealth. In her is incarnate ... the whole of society ... she represents the life of her people." Does she? Does she really? And can we not do better?

Perhaps because the answer is so obviously yes, or because the palace PR professionals think a third year of pomp in a recession would be vulgar, this particular anniversary is fairly downbeat. There will be a service at Westminster Abbey, and a Coronation festival in the grounds of Buckingham Palace to advertise the wares of royal warrant holders, because the most popular apology for monarchy these days is that it "sells Britain" – yes it does, and as what?
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This will be nothing to the anniversary coverage of the Tory press, which, as the death of Margaret Thatcher demonstrated, loves nothing better than a demi-god – except perhaps two demi-gods. Last Thursday the Telegraph noted that the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall tried to fly to Hay-on-Wye to open the literary festival, but their helicopter broke. So they drove there in a car, and this, according to the Telegraph, was miraculous.

It is not so much what monarchy does that offends me, but what it does not do. It does not tell us that we are free and equal, and that any child born can do anything; in this, it is far more reactionary than Christianity. Instead it tells us, as it always has, that our places in society are ordained by an invisible God, and we should know them. If she is above, we can only be below – is this why conservatives adore it, it being so like a profitable business? And, to distract us, there is old patriotic nonsense: reach for the stars, children, and ignore the mud, even as it chokes you. All this will be remembered on Sunday.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 08:42:06 am »

^ The Guardian is so based ...they are jealous that among British politicians they don't have a "Liz" or "Harry" they have no one to promote and have 0 valid arguments against The Monarchy so they are reduced to whine about it writing articles full of vitriol ...
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 09:09:56 am »

The Guardian is one of a couple of papers in the UK where one can get the actual truth about the Monarchy instead of all the sycophantic drivel.
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 12:16:57 pm »

^ Being based is not telling "the truth" they aren't any better than their counterpart The Daily Fail !!!  Cool
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2013, 01:41:26 pm »

The Guardian is a real paper not a sensationalized tabloid like the DM.
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 05:29:21 am »

 New portrait is one of six stamps of the Queen

A NEW portrait of the Queen wearing her Garter robes and surrounded by her corgis is to appear as one of six stamps celebrating the 60th anniversary of her Coronation.


http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/403628/The-royal-mail-New-portrait-is-one-of-six-stamps-of-the-Queen
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 02:36:02 pm »

New portrait is one of six stamps of the Queen

A NEW portrait of the Queen wearing her Garter robes and surrounded by her corgis is to appear as one of six stamps celebrating the 60th anniversary of her Coronation.


http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/403628/The-royal-mail-New-portrait-is-one-of-six-stamps-of-the-Queen

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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013, 05:01:42 pm »

The Guardian sees past the monarchy's PR spin and actually focuses on decent journalism.
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2013, 10:37:19 pm »

Queen's new portrait dubbed 'hideous,' 'like a bloke wearing a wig'

In honor of the sixtieth anniversary of her coronation, the British Royal Mail decided to create a series of stamps featuring pictures of Queen Elizabeth II.

While most of them were previous paintings of the Queen from other eras of her life, it’s the new addition the group – a painting by Nicky Philipps – that’s creating plenty of controversy.

The portrait, which shows Her Majesty in regal dark-blue robes surrounded by some of her beloved corgis, has been almost universally panned by critics.

Tom Sykes called it “hideous” and “a distinctly second-class effort" in a post on The Daily Beat's "The Royalist" blog

http://www.today.com/news/queens-new-portrait-dubbed-hideous-bloke-wearing-wig-6C10153218
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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2013, 12:51:17 am »

It's not the best portrait by any means, and certainly not to my taste, but I don't think it's THAT bad.  dontknow
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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2013, 05:52:37 am »

Wild Speculation Involved In What Royals Might Wear to Westminster Coronation Ceremony

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It is unknown at this time what the royals will wear, but the realistic choices will be either full gowns with tiaras and crown jewels, or the more restrained fashions such as day suits worn to regular engagements.

http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/wild-speculation-involved-in-what-royals-might-wear-to-westminster-coronation-ceremony-8581
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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2013, 07:23:39 am »

^What time is the celebration at? If it's in the evening it should be more formal. During the day should be more relaxed.
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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2013, 12:55:12 pm »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334185/Palace-plot-stopped-Queen-On-60th-anniversary-Coronation-explosive-documents-reveal-uncle-Edward-VIII-wanted-regain-throne-abdication.html nervous
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