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Old 07-31-2014, 05:40 AM
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Sketch: Her Majesty will see you now - Telegraph

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David Cameron lets slip details of conversations with the Queen AGAIN | Daily Mail Online
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And I have to say that when dealing with Fergie's mistakes all the Queen's qualities she mentioned would have been stretched to the bone! She was angry with Sarah when the toe-sucking incidents were in all the newspapers and the family were staying at Balmoral.
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Wow I have never seen that before. Kind of hard to believe BP or The Queen fell for that. Did he ever get caught?
Pretty cool hearing her speak French.
The video below shows the Queen addressing the National Assembly of Québec in French in 1964. For a native English speaker, her French pronunciation is actually quite good.

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Old 10-06-2014, 01:03 PM
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The video below shows the Queen addressing the National Assembly of Québec in French in 1964. For a native English speaker, her French pronunciation is actually quite good.

Very impressive.
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David Cameron to apologise to Queen for saying she 'purred' over Scottish independence vote - Telegraph

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‘Not out of it, but above it’: how the Queen will engineer a royal retreat to keep out of a hung parliament | UK news | The Guardian
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Anyone besides me get the bright idea that she could retreat to Sandringham and spend some time going over to Anmer Hall and simply playing great granny? This retreat is a good idea as far as her constitutional role is concerned. Remove any kind of chance that something may be misinterpreted politically plus gives her a chance to just enjoy the spring a bit.
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True. That would be lovely. Probably she has to remain discreetly in or near London though, just because of the very remote chance of some constitutional crisis blowing up as a result of the election.
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New Privy Councillors of the United Kingdom

Her Majesty the Queen approved the following people members of Her Majesty’s most Honourable Privy Council.

Sir Edward Garnier QC MP
Mr Charles Hendry MP
Ms Anne Milton MP
Mr David Evennett MP
Mr Mark Field MP
Dr Julian Lewis MP
Mr Keith Simpson MP
Ms Fiona Mactaggart MP
Mr David Heath MP
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So much for the Prince of Wales being Earl of Chester I guess. Lol.

As for the whole "the Queen staying above the fray," they did invent something called a telephone. She can stay at Windsor (where she retreats more and more) and not be drawn into partisan politics.
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The end of the Parliamentary session is known as prorogue, or prorogation, and it involves a few odd actions and Norman French being spoken in Westminster.

The monarch's assent to various bills is shown by the use of the phrase, La Reine le veult - the Queen desires it - being repeated.
More: La Reine le veult: What is prorogation in Parliament? - BBC News
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So much for the Prince of Wales being Earl of Chester I guess. Lol.

When Charles and Camilla visited Chester earlier this year for official engagements they were referred to as the Earl and Countess of Chester.

Earl of Chester is one of Charles' official titles, which he was given when he was created Prince of Wales.

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As for the whole "the Queen staying above the fray," they did invent something called a telephone. She can stay at Windsor (where she retreats more and more) and not be drawn into partisan politics.
That is the entire reason for her not attending the events around VE Day commemorations this year - so that she isn't 'seen' to be with one side or the other. She can be in contact wherever she is in the world but the visual is also very important. By talking to the leaders on the telephone, or even via Skype etc she can be in contact but the general population won't be seeing her with one side or the other and counting how long she was with them e.g. she was seen talking to the PM for 5 minutes and the leader of the opposition for only 4 therefore she favours the PM in this situation.

Of course if the Brits were able to avoid a hung parliament the entire point would be moot.
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