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Old 10-21-2017, 08:14 PM
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It’s not his name, it’s a title. I don’t know who this particular man is, but many Middle Eastern royal families are very involved in the racing world. Think Sheik of Dubai and Princess Haya, for example.
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Why is there a sheik involved? Or is that a given name? Just curious.

"His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, founded Godolphin as an expression of his lifelong passion for horses and racing."

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Old 10-21-2017, 08:34 PM
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Thank you! I see, he's the owner. Okay.
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^ The Crown Prince of Dubai was present this year too. They and other sheikhs from the Gulf states/Middle East are quite close to the BRF, and to Prince Charles in particular. They come and bring their families and enjoy Ascot. Sometimes sons go to Sandhurst, like the King of Jordan's son.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:47 AM
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Queen Elizabeth visited HMS SUTHERLAND in London today, October 23:


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** dailymail: Ahoy Ma'am! Queen dons a vibrant coat and matching hat as she steps aboard HMS Sutherland to celebrate the 20th anniversary..**
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:26 PM
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Thanks iceflower!

91-years-young and happy and interested as always.

Videos from ITN:

The Queen visits the HMS Sutherland in London to mark the 20th anniversary of its commissioning. On board, she hears about the Royal Navy's relief effort in the aftermath of Caribbean Hurricane Irma.
https://itnproductions.com/news/vide...rsary?type=raw

Queen tours HMS Sutherland:
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Isn’t she lovely...,
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:18 PM
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She is!

Today, October 25, Queen Elizabeth received the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and the Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan at Buckingham Palace:


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Today, November 1, Queen Elizabeth received the Ambassadors of Lithuania and Uganda at Buckingham Palace:



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Queen Elizabeth had an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace today, November 7:


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Here's a video with the new Dame Julie Walters at Buckingham Palace today.

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The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel, Grenadier Guards, this afternoon held a Regimental Council Meeting at Buckingham Palace.
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The Ambassadors of the USA and Ireland were received by Queen Elizabeth today, November 8:


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And later today Queen Elizabeth reopened the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia at the British Museum:



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Thank you iceflower and Dman Her Majesty is pretty as a picture. Love the color.
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Here's another video of H.M.The Queen The Queen attending the reopened Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia at the British Museum in London on November 8th.

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Queen Elizabeth had an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace today, November 14 - Athlete Mo Farah was one of the most famous recipients today:


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Her Majesty the queen received the Ambassadors Credentials from Denmark and Croatia at Buckingham Palace this morning.

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Today, November 16, Queen Elizabeth visited Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and opened the Allam Medical Building at the University of Hull in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire:


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** dailymail: Welcome ma’am! An animated Queen is greeted by hundreds of enthusiastic well-wishers as she arrives in Hull..**
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Thanks iceflower!

People were again out in force to see HM, and (as usual) they didn't know that she stopped with walkabouts in 2013 due to her age, but she made an exception (as she also did for her 90th birthday in 2016 and her visit to Leicester for the Maundy Service earlier this year) and went on a short walkabout to collect some flowers:

A live-article from Hull Daily Mail with several videos and pictures from today's amazing visit:
Live updates as The Queen visits Hull in our City of Culture year - Hull Daily Mail

Two articles about what people felt when they saw (or spoke with) Her Majesty - really worth a read:
'A day to remember' - crowds delight as hundreds pack out Hull Paragon to meet the Queen - Hull Daily Mail

'I used to be a mechanic': Queen reminisces with Siemens workers on visit to Hull factory - Hull Daily Mail

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A short video of the walkabout:
https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/stat...15328175837184
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