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Old 11-20-2016, 07:10 AM
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Sunday Times reports The Queen to invite President Trump for a summer 2017 State Visit.

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Old 11-20-2016, 07:16 AM
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Old 11-20-2016, 08:26 AM
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Perhaps they will have fences and walls to speak about. Trump might have ideas about how to make BP more secure. He also is fairly proud of his ability to withhold payment from construction contractors which he might think the Queen would find handy with the reno of BP coming up.
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:33 AM
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Sunday Times reports The Queen to invite President Trump for a summer 2017 State Visit.

https://twitter.com/suttonnick/statu...96997264871424
Awesome! I'm glad that the UK wants to continue the special relationship they share with the US.

On a shallow fashion note, I can't wait to see what Melania Trump wears for the State Dinner.
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The Queen revisits her own swimming successes as she hands out life saving awards*
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:21 AM
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:46 AM
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The Duke of Edinburgh opened the Brompton Bicycle Factory in London today, November 28:


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A sunny disposition! The Queen is all smiles in yellow as she makes young friends during a visit to Goodenough College | Daily Mail Online
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:53 AM
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Had to smile at the various remarks regarding the Queen's expectant invite to The Donald!

When it happens (and assuming no hic-ups for The D. in claiming the US throne), it will be the US President who is invited not the money spinner owner of T. Towers.

By now I'm sure the Queen has a Masters in segregating the official from the non official!

Jury still out on Philip though!!
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The Queen is escorted out of Goring Hotel after a 'drunk' intruder interrupted her lunch | Daily Mail Online
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Queen Elizabeth received the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones for a private audience at Buckingham Palace today, December 8:


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Oh my God.

The comment on the UK political blogs was that the Brits want the Queen to "do her thing" and soften Trump up before he meets with Theresa May for serious business.

Whether it will work or not remains to be seen, but it confirms my earlier point on the British government understanding the strategic value of the Queen in post-Brexit foreign relations.
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When it comes to global politics and learning the lessons of diplomacy between countries, who better to advise and guide a brand new President of the United States with absolutely zero experience in any kind of politics outside of business deals than the Grand Mistress of Diplomacy with over 60 years of experience.

If there is one thing I hope that Donald Trump realizes is that it'd be wise to heed the words of HM, The Queen.
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I had no idea Eddie Redmayne was in the same year as Prince William at Eton College ! Do they know each other well ?
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:27 AM
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When it comes to global politics and learning the lessons of diplomacy between countries, who better to advise and guide a brand new President of the United States with absolutely zero experience in any kind of politics outside of business deals than the Grand Mistress of Diplomacy with over 60 years of experience.

If there is one thing I hope that Donald Trump realizes is that it'd be wise to heed the words of HM, The Queen.
She would be a wonderful advisor and guide. But he thinks he knows everything, so he won't listen.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:00 AM
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I believe the guy didn't expect and certainly didn't want to become the next American Precident!
It was all about proving a point; but when you do that on a global stage, your mess, you pick it up!
Unlike the then child Elizabeth, who had no say in her future (other than following in the footsteps of her Uncle David), but who took on the role with all it's pros and cons, The D could do a lot worse than looking for diplomancy tips from QE2!
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I had no idea Eddie Redmayne was in the same year as Prince William at Eton College ! Do they know each other well ?
I think that they played on the same rugby team so they might know each other pretty well. Don't know if they have kept in touch over the years.
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