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Old 06-26-2017, 07:13 PM
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Great/Funny post, Osipi!

I become even more irritated when I read this crap by a so-called EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Charlie Proctor: It might sound trivial not wearing a seatbelt, but The Queen should lead by example – Royal Central
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:24 PM
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One thing that occurred to me looking at the pictures the first article presented is that we don't know for sure if the Queen was wearing a lap seatbelt. I'm of an age that remembers cars with no seat belts at all and then cars with only the lap belts. The across the shoulders restrainer is a relatively newfangled thing in my head. Dates me doesn't it?

We have to remember too that most times when the Queen is riding in her State cars (like on the trip to Parliament), she has a well trained driver and most likely outriders. The chances of a collision would be very, very slim.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:22 PM
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My mother is about a decade younger than the Queen. For years she refused to buckle up. Older people are sometimes stubborn about some things.
Realize that for many many years seat belts did not exist. Even once cars came equipped with them they weren't mandatory for a long time & most people chose not to buckle up. My mother finally caved in & started buckling up after a police officer wrote her a hefty ticket for not doing so about 15 years ago.
In the Queen's case she is often on her way to an engagement & most likely doesn't want to crease/wrinkle her clothes.
The Queen also refuses to wear a helmet when she rides horses.
When you have lived through as much change as the Queen and Phillip have I think they should be allowed to continue to do some things as they did them in younger days if they want such as riding in cars w/out seat belts & on horses w/out helmets.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:05 AM
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My mother is about a decade younger than the Queen. For years she refused to buckle up. Older people are sometimes stubborn about some things.

Realize that for many many years seat belts did not exist. Even once cars came equipped with them they weren't mandatory for a long time & most people chose not to buckle up. My mother finally caved in & started buckling up after a police officer wrote her a hefty ticket for not doing so about 15 years ago.

In the Queen's case she is often on her way to an engagement & most likely doesn't want to crease/wrinkle her clothes.

The Queen also refuses to wear a helmet when she rides horses.

When you have lived through as much change as the Queen and Phillip have I think they should be allowed to continue to do some things as they did them in younger days if they want such as riding in cars w/out seat belts & on horses w/out helmets.


Most Sunday mornings I give my grandparents a lift to Church. Granny point blank refuses to put her seat belt on incase it creases her outfit. I rant and rave the entire way to church (2 miles on very quiet country roads).

I think The Queen is of that same mind set and generation.

However when travelling on State Occasions such as this the argument is really nonsensical - there are no other cars on the road except the entourage and this is a well rehearsed and police led state drive.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:25 AM
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Concerning HM looking frail and things...
She *is* looking older lately, but still looking good for her age. (Of course she's having the best treatment when it comes down to medical things or things in general. Plus the genes from her mother...)
She *is* in fact walking more bent over, but as has been said, she still walks very well. The *only* thing I am always a bit worried of are her shoes and her heels. Apparently she feels comfortable in them, but given her age...
Shortcut: IMO she's ways from being frail ALTHOUGH she's lately ageing ( a bit )
If she remains like this (without falling etc) I bet she will be able to beat her mothers age.
As we all know longevity runs in the family and here is a photo of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on her 90th birthday. Check out her shoes.

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id178928274

As to driving, there was a time when the aged had to prove they were still capable of driving. That was deemed ageist and the age, inappropriate. Now they either hand them in themselves or, as a result of a driving infringement or if their doctor considers them a menace, the police will require a test.

As a result, with an aging population comes an increasing number of older drivers.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:59 AM
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As a result, with an aging population comes an increasing number of older drivers.
And a whole lot more used cars on the market where its a case of a little old lady only driving it to church and back once a week.

But seriously, today with the Queen being 91, I don't think she's hopping in a car and tooling around London on her own. Being driven places for engagements or state occasions, as has been pointed out, the route is cleared and she has a professional driver with an entourage of outriders. The other times she does drive would be at Windsor (Philip recently was seen driving his carriage through Windsor even) and on the Sandringham and Balmoral estates which are deemed private property of the Queen and she knows that land like the back of her hand. Seat belts are not required on private property and private roads.

I'm sure that wherever the Queen goes, driving or riding her ponies, there is always someone that has a finely trained eagle eye on her.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:57 AM
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Queen Elizabeth II is the UK's longest serving monarch - overtaking Queen Victoria's reign of 63 years, seven months and two days. When Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, Stalin was still leader of the USSR and Truman President of the US.

Queen Elizabeth: The many world leaders she has outlasted - BBC News


Scotland’s newest canal named Queen Elizabeth II Canal

http://www.scotsman.com/news/transpo...anal-1-4490828


Queen Elizabeth's celebrity fan club

http://us.hellomagazine.com/royalty/...een-elizabeth/

Exotic gifts for the Queen revealed in special exhibition | Daily Mail Online

From dinosaur bones and a straw hat to golden camels and a BAFTA, hundreds of exotic gifts the Queen has received over her 65-year reign are revealed in special exhibition

A COLLECTION of Christmas cards sent by the Queen and Prince Philip over a 30 year period have emerged to highlight the fascinating changes of the Royal Family.

Christmas cards sent by Queen and Prince Philip emerge for sale | Royal | News | Express.co.uk

A rare letter from the Queen to her midwife was written five months after the birth of Prince Edward in 1964


Another horse riding for the Queen in Balmoral

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Old 07-01-2017, 05:30 AM
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Where the Queen and Prince Philip are involved I'd be fairly sure nothing is overlooked, including the need for seatbelts on state managed journeys.

However the use of seatbelts on open roads is a law of the land, so are there exclusion policies in place allowing the Queen to be driven unbelted?
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:25 AM
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Two new Ladies in Waiting for Her Majesty:

The Queen appoints two new Ladies-in-Waiting – Royal Central

Mrs. Simon Rhodes, daughter-in-law of the late Margaret Rhodes

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Lady Elizabeth Leeming, daughter of the 17th Earl of Strathmore.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:30 AM
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The Queen lost her best friend Margaret last year, how lovely that her daughter-in-law has been chosen to take up such a very priviegded position.
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The Queen reportedly loves to dance along to ABBA’s Dancing Queen – Royal Central

I loved this article.
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:15 PM
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I've followed her very closely since 2006 (the year I turned 18) and have read/heard so many lovely/heartwarming stories about her kindness, her down to earth and funny personality, so this doesn't surprise me at all.

We also used to se much more of this in public untill 2012 when she stopped with walkabouts and driving in open cars (the queenmobile) and started to appear a bit more reserved in public, but still with her amazing smile intact.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:55 AM
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See the pictures here:
The Queen and Prince Philip's Christmas cards | Daily Mail Online
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Portrait of a 70-year marriage: Christmas cards sent by the Queen and Prince Philip over the years go up for auction - giving a poignant glance at the enduring bond between the couple and their family

From young parents to devoted grandparents, these remarkable Christmas cards capture the enduring bond the Queen and Prince Philip share with their family.

The photographs, taken between 1971 and 2001, show how the royal couple's relationship changed and strengthened as they lived through decades of shifting family dynamics and political upheaval.

The couple, who celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in November, sent the cards to an unnamed recipient each year, each time signing their own names in pen.

The collection of notes will go under the hammer in Cirencester, Gloustershire, tomorrow.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:28 AM
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/n...tory-nlzsf80lc
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Dame Judi Dench is to spearhead a project to build a “Commonwealth conservatory” dedicated to the Queen to celebrate her 100th birthday, writes Roya Nikkhah.

The 45ft-high glass building in central London will be known as the Queen’s Commonwealth Conservatory and will be filled with plants from the 52 Commonwealth nations.
Summary by me - not translated from the article: It would be built on the site in London’s Regent’s Park of the former Winter Garden, and it's hoped that the building, which will include a lecture theatre, library, gallery and cafe, will become a tourist attraction and legacy of Her Majesty's record-breaking reign.

A charitable foundation has been established to raise £40m required for the project - it's hoped it will be met from public/private donations. Charles has been approached as a potential patron and Mark Evans (the project’s founder) said the conservatory would be a wonderful legacy and happy monument.
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The garments and toys were given to the former Royal nurse Clara Knight who looked after Queen Elizabeth in her early years go up for auction

The Queen's dolls and baby clothes go up for auction | Daily Mail Online
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It's 1967, and David Montgomery a terrified young American photographer , is commissioned to shoot Queen Elizabeth at home

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...is-at-balmoral
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It's 1967, and David Montgomery a terrified young American photographer , is commissioned to shoot Queen Elizabeth at home

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...is-at-balmoral
What a sweet story and what a surprise for it to be published in the Guardian. Would've been unthinkable 15 years ago.
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How old is Queen Elizabeth in the photo? She look very good.
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How old is Queen Elizabeth in the photo? She look very good.


The article says 1967, Queen born in 1926. So she would have been 41.
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Queen Elizabeth II vs Elizabeth I and Henry VIII-
The Queen is so frugal it would appal Henry VIII, historian says*
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