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« Reply #800 on: October 30, 2017, 01:02:05 am »

The Queen is a woman of limited intelligence who would prefer to be looking after her dogs, says writer who created The Crown
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‘I wouldn’t have guessed there would be anything more to say about this countryside woman of limited intelligence who would have much preferred looking after her dogs and breeding horses to being Queen.’
He also likened the ‘insane system’ of the monarchy to a virus, in a somewhat unflattering simile.
‘They’re survival organisms, like a mutating virus. Look at how many prime ministers are wheeled out in coffins, on stretchers, having made fools of themselves: Downing Street is full of sick people.
‘And yet she [the Queen] survives. It is clearly a deranged institution and a completely insane system, but perhaps it’s the insanity that makes it work.’
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« Reply #801 on: November 04, 2017, 02:52:36 am »

Prince Philip's (very different) new life as a retired royal: Now living in a cottage at Sandringham, he's put in a new kitchen and spends his time reading and painting... and the Queen on duty in London misses him terribly
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They’d spent a few days together last week at Wood Farm, the spacious but modestly furnished cottage on the Sandringham estate that for years has been their bolthole from Palace formality. But the Queen — at 91 — had to return to her duties in London.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 96, went with her on the helicopter flight. But then he flew on to Windsor Castle where he is staying until after the weekend.
Then it’s back to Wood Farm. Now retired from his official life, it was he who organised the new kitchen, one of the subtle changes their lives have undergone lately.
He loves it there and has made it his retirement base, reading, painting watercolours, writing letters and having friends to stay.
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« Reply #802 on: November 04, 2017, 12:24:38 pm »

What a "modestly furnished cottage", it's a huge house, not a small cottage!
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« Reply #803 on: November 04, 2017, 01:02:52 pm »

Modest cottage = 3,500+ sq feet
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« Reply #804 on: November 05, 2017, 12:28:08 am »

How many servants would be needed to staff a cottage this size?
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« Reply #805 on: November 05, 2017, 05:55:09 am »

When Prince Philip's alone at Wood Farm he probably manages with a cook-housekeeper, his valet and a couple of daily cleaners. When the Queen stays there are probably more. In the old days all the royal residences were fully staffed at all times. Nowadays staff travel between houses when the Queen moves to the big house at Sandringham and Balmoral, leaving others behind.
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« Reply #806 on: November 05, 2017, 10:23:43 pm »

lizabeth and Philip's platinum romance: How a royal wedding day 70 years ago led to a lifetime of devotion for the Queen and her loyal Prince - Britain's perfect partnership in pictures
By Sarah Oliver For The Mail On Sunday
PUBLISHED: 22:16 GMT, 4 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:37 GMT, 5 November 2017


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Royal propaganda. Philip married her because he was skint and then went on to have affairs (easily done when you have a plethora of palaces/castles/mansions to choose from to conduct an affair). Elizabeth knew she would have to put up and shut up due to her Uncle Edward abdicating and the furore that caused. She and Philip had to stay together (whether they wanted to or not) as it would cause another furore and possibly the downfall of the monarchy. Then there's Andrew, who looks uncannily like Lord Porc hester, who was Elizabeth's racing manager and close 'friend'. These 'saintly' so called 'royals' aren't as saintly as you think they are.

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Once, in the sixties, I was at the Newbury railway station with my family when Andrew arrived. Lady Porchester was waiting in her car to take him to Highclere. He was accompanied by his nanny and a detective. I remember thinking how odd for a little boy to be visiting these people all alone without his parents. It still seems strange even today.

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« Reply #807 on: November 05, 2017, 11:20:45 pm »

Now that does seem strange, but I also think there's an uncanny likeness between the two. And maybe this is why PA is supposedly her favourite. Guilt perhaps?

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« Reply #808 on: November 06, 2017, 12:16:56 am »

^^That last comment has me in here with my mouth wide open!
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« Reply #809 on: November 06, 2017, 05:35:55 am »

Queen's private estate sent millions of pounds to Bermuda and Cayman Islands tax haven and invested in BrightHouse hire-purchase retailer that is accused of ex

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« Reply #810 on: November 06, 2017, 08:28:38 pm »

Now that does seem strange, but I also think there's an uncanny likeness between the two. And maybe this is why PA is supposedly her favourite. Guilt perhaps?



Or because he is (allegedly) the son of her real true love huh
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