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Old 06-03-2015, 01:48 PM
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Nothing surprises me when it comes to the BBC, and this is not the first time they do this type of error or whatever they call it.

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I bet the Queen and Phillip had a good laugh about it. I really don't think it would upset her .
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Prince Philip at 94: the man behind the gaffes - Telegraph

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Prince Philip may be one of the most controversial royals, but hes also by far the funniest. A book of stories about the Duke of Edinburgh by Nigel Cawthorne is titled, I know I am rude, but its fun a direct quote from the Prince.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:37 AM
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Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 7h7 hours ago
Accepting a posy from Maisie Gregory, 6, in Cardiff yesterday the Queen was heard saying: "How pretty you are, God bless you, Amen."

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I'm back to work on Monday so just popping in but the strangest royal story while I've been off was the Queen saying Amen to a little girl.

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The Queen's a very devout lady but that's not the type of thing she'd say normally. Three members of Maisie's family heard her say it. Weird

Perhaps The Queen felt the Holy Ghost when she saw the little girl. The spirit can hit you anywhere at anytime.
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:34 AM
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The Queen isn't getting any younger... this is not the first time I've heard her say odd things... the press should be aware of that... She is almost 90... hope the are gonna understa this
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:45 AM
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TBH, I'm not sure this is the sort of thing the Queen would say - even "how pretty you are" is pushing it bit. It's usually just a smile and thank you very much, how lovely, that sort of thing.
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A commemorative statue of the Queen has been unveiled beside the River Thames in Surrey as part of events marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

Magna Carta: Statue of Queen marks 800th anniversary - BBC News

Statue of the Queen unveiled to mark Magna Carta milestone - ITV News

Bronze statue of the Queen based on portraits from the 50s and 60s is unveiled to mark 800th anniversary of Magna Carta* | Daily Mail Online

This statue doesn't look like the Queen.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...4310354773.jpg
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:12 PM
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Is tha the Queen Elisabeth is someone else?
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:41 PM
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Apparently it is the Queen (QEII) but is meant to be based on portraits from the 50s and 60s... still doesn't look much like her to me. A local the daily mail spoke to said it looked more like Princess Margaret and I have to agree.

That said, its a lovely gesture and I can't begin to imagine how hard it is to make a statue look like a real person.

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Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 7h7 hours ago
Accepting a posy from Maisie Gregory, 6, in Cardiff yesterday the Queen was heard saying: "How pretty you are, God bless you, Amen."

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 7h7 hours ago
I'm back to work on Monday so just popping in but the strangest royal story while I've been off was the Queen saying Amen to a little girl.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 7h7 hours ago
The Queen's a very devout lady but that's not the type of thing she'd say normally. Three members of Maisie's family heard her say it. Weird

Perhaps The Queen felt the Holy Ghost when she saw the little girl. The spirit can hit you anywhere at anytime.
I watched clips of the event at ITN source Home - ITNSource News and thought the Queen said, "you look very nice" which seems entirely appropriate as the little girl was dressed in a traditional welsh outfit. She didn't seem to speak to her long enough to have said more than that IMO.
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The statue was, to me, instantly reminiscent of the Annigoni portrait of the 1950s - as a little girl I had a jigsaw-puzzle of this portrait, so the details must be imprinted on my memory!
The pageant of boats must have been fabulous to see.
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The Queen has bought a New York apartment.

Check out Queen Elizabeth's sleek new digs in New York City | Business Insider
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She thinking to retiring and moove to NY?
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"Her Majesty the Queen in Right of New Zealand" means it's state property owned by New Zealand, likely for something connected to its embassy to the UN. The Queen isn't personally involved at all. Property owned by Canada is listed the same way, and causes the same confusion every once in a while.
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The Queen has bought a New York apartment.
She hasn't bought anything.

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She thinking to retiring and moove to NY?
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"Her Majesty the Queen in Right of New Zealand" means it's state property owned by New Zealand, likely for something connected to its embassy to the UN. The Queen isn't personally involved at all. Property owned by Canada is listed the same way, and causes the same confusion every once in a while.
You are right, it causes the same confusion every time. It's the press's fault, they do it deliberately to create confusion.
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Indeed, as lovely as New York apartments must surely be, they are most definitely not to the Queen's personal taste. Besides, she could buy a great loft apartment overlooking the Thames!
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Indeed, as lovely as New York apartments must surely be, they are most definitely not to the Queen's personal taste. Besides, she could buy a great loft apartment overlooking the Thames!
I can't imagine Her Majesty retiring anywhere outside the United Kingdom. Not to mention that her current options of homes is not at all shabby, so there's no need to buy a loft, a flat, or anything else. Must be a slow news day if the papers are printing this type of thing. Yikes.


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BBC reporter's Queen death tweet 'a serious breach'-
BBC reporter's Queen death tweet 'a serious breach' - BBC News

THE BBC reporter who sent a tweet mistakenly claiming the Queen had died had not been told the corporation was running a rehearsal of how it might cover a royal death-
BBC reporter who tweeted Queen had died was not told it was a rehearsal | UK | News | Daily Express
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BBC reporter's Queen death tweet 'a serious breach' - BBC News

THE BBC reporter who sent a tweet mistakenly claiming the Queen had died had not been told the corporation was running a rehearsal of how it might cover a royal death-
BBC reporter who tweeted Queen had died was not told it was a rehearsal | UK | News | Daily Express

That makes me feel a bit sorry for the reporter- she was reporting what she was seeing on monitors around her and no one had let her know what was going on. Seems like the BBC should have done a better job letting people know it was a test.


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Old 07-08-2015, 02:24 AM
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That makes me feel a bit sorry for the reporter- she was reporting what she was seeing on monitors around her and no one had let her know what was going on. Seems like the BBC should have done a better job letting people know it was a test.


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Old 07-08-2015, 03:44 AM
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I agree that it seems the BBC is more at fault than the reporter, if she walked past and saw a report about the Queen being ill then she probably though it was true. However as a journalist you might also think she might have checked if anyone else was reporting it or asked some of the people around her if it was true. I guess I feel sorry for her up until she put something she didn't know the full details of on twitter.
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