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Old 05-20-2013, 07:01 PM
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This is Blur's 1997 speech I am talking about in my earlier post.
??97???HM the Queen and Prince Philip's Golden Wedding Anniversary - 20 November

Does anyone know if there's a video for this..?
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Does anyone know if HM Queen Elizabeth II takes milk with her earl grey tea?
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:33 AM
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Does anyone know if HM Queen Elizabeth II takes milk with her earl grey tea?
I'm not sure about this, but I suspect she does take milk in order to take the edge off the tannins contained in the tea. QEII is known not to like strong flavours.

We don't seem to have an answer about coffee! I wonder if Fortnum and Masons do a special blend? Again, not a strong blend. We have a Nespresso machine now and I can't go back to filtered as it tastes too watery now.

Somewhere I have seen a website containing details of all the warrants held by the BRF and also the Danish RF. I'll have to check it out.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:13 PM
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Ok, I am answering my own question -as noone else seems to do so.
The specific 1997 banquet I asked about was recorded, and there must be a full video somewhere. Apparently the web had not developed as much back then so as to be able to find every such video online. For the moment, I have found this:

AP Archive | UK - Queen celebrates 50 years of marriage

Once again, whoever finds more of it and post it, would be very welcome...
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:06 AM
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Hi..I read somewhere long back that in late 50s/early 60s, the Queen used to visit some homes for tea..and eventually it turned out to be a dud and was dropped..
Does anyone have a footage of such "visits" or links to any articles/reports of them..I am just curious. Personally I believe the Queen is just good enough to say "How/What do you do" stuff but socialising beyond that is not easy for her..
So anyone knows about these visits?
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:39 PM
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I would think that is would be the hosts who would have the most problem socializing with the Queen.

With all the public dinners, receptions and events, I would suspect she has gotten fairly good at social chit-chat.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:47 PM
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Prince Philip Portrait Sculpture Unveiled:
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:30 PM
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Does anyone know if HM Queen Elizabeth II takes milk with her earl grey tea?
Yes, she does take milk with her Earl Grey, as does the Prince of Wales. Paul Burrell wrote about it in his first book. (Also I'm pretty sure he mentioned the Queen Mother did as well, but I'm not 100% on that.)

Interestingly, Diana did not like tea at all and usually drank instant coffee! I wonder if the coming of Starbucks et al to Kensington High Street would have changed her mind!
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A slice of the Queen’s wedding cake to go on sale for £1,200


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Queen Elizabeth II market report

Hi guys,

I'm Joe from Paul Fraser Collectibles, a UK-based site that sells collectibles as well as providing a free daily news service on collecting.

As part of this, we have created a free market report on the value of Queen Elizabeth II memorabilia, its value and the current state of the market:

http://www.paulfrasercollectibles.co...-june-2013.pdf

It's short and informative so give it a read, you never know, you could learn a thing or two!

Enjoy, and I'll be back to keep you updated with more news.

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I heard about this old prank call but is this recording the real prank call?

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I heard about this old prank call but is this recording the real prank call?

This makes me wonder if HM ever did publicly say anything about either of the Quebec referendums.
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The Queen Speech that never was: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23518587

Speech prepared for The Queen in in 1983 in case Nuclear War broke out. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2...for-queen?lite

Full Texts of Speech: When I spoke to you less than three months ago we were all enjoying the warmth and fellowship of a family Christmas. Our thoughts were concentrated on the strong links that bind each generation to the ones that came before and those that will follow. The horrors of war could not have seemed more remote as my family and I shared our Christmas joy with the growing family of the Commonwealth. Now this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds. I have never forgotten the sorrow and the pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father's inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939. Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me. We all know that the dangers facing us today are greater by far than at any time in our long history. The enemy is not the soldier with his rifle nor even the airman prowling the skies above our cities and towns but the deadly power of abused technology. But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength. Related Articles US dismantles last big Cold War nuclear bomb 26 Oct 2011 Fearless in face of annihilation 08 Apr 2013 WW3: Queen's speech on outbreak of nuclear war 01 Aug 2013 Thatcher: Hague would be an "embarrassment" 01 Aug 2013 New '20-year rule' means Government records will be released earlier 01 Aug 2013 My husband and I share with families up and down the land the fear we feel for sons and daughters, husbands and brothers who have left our side to serve their country. My beloved son Andrew is at this moment in action with his unit and we pray continually for his safety and for the safety of all servicemen and women at home and overseas. It is this close bond of family life that must be our greatest defence against the unknown. If families remain united and resolute, giving shelter to those living alone and unprotected, our country's will to survive cannot be broken. My message to you therefore is simple. Help those who cannot help themselves, give comfort to the lonely and the homeless and let your family become the focus of hope and life to those who need it. As we strive together to fight off the new evil let us pray for our country and men of goodwill wherever they may be. God bless you all.
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The last 4 sentences are kinda nice life goals, with or without WWIII
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The last 4 sentences are kinda nice life goals, with or without WWIII
I agree.

I really like how the speech relates to WWII and the strengths seen then, as well as stressing the common bonds between HM and her people. It's a good wartime speech, in my opinion.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:38 AM
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'I have just met a devastatingly attractive young giant who caused my heart to flutter a bit': What our future Queen wrote as a flirtatious and carefree girl of 19:
'I have just met a devastatingly attractive young giant who caused my heart to flutter a bit': What our future Queen wrote as a flirtatious and carefree girl of 19 | Mail Online
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There is a new book about the Queen coming out on October 1st by Jennie Bond.
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Jennie Bond is not a good journalist in my opinion, i have never liked her. Everything she says about The Queen and the royal Family is nonsense.

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Jennie Bond is not a good journalist in my opinion, i have never liked her. Everything she says about The Queen and the royal Family is nonsense.

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Didn't she write that book about The Queen as Child?

Anyway I have been trying to find a Good book about The Queen to read, I did check one out the day at my Local Library by Douglas Keay.
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