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Old 11-22-2005, 01:17 AM
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Queen Elizabeth & the Duke of Edinburgh: State Visit to Malta - November 23-26, 2005

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will pay a State Visit to Malta from 23rd November-26th November to open the Commonwealth Heads of Governents Meeting (CHOGM). Here is the programme of the visit from the British Royal Website:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page4340.asp
Wednesday 23rd November:
Shortly after arrival, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will call on the President of Malta in The Palace, Valletta, followed by a short walkabout. In a wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial in Floriana, The Queen and Prince Philip will meet veterans. In the evening The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be guests at a State Dinner hosted by the President in the Palace in Valletta.

Thursday 24th November:
The Queen and Prince Philip will attend a tree-planting ceremony at San Anton Palace; will visit Cottonera Sports Complex, Conspicua; will attend the official opening of Grand Harbour Marina; will attend a reception onboard HMS ILLUSTRIOUS at Pinto Wharf; and will attend a lunch hosted by the Prime Minister at Auberge de Castille. The Duke of Edinburgh will also undertake two solo engagements, visiting the Maritime Institute of the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology to view signalling and seamanship displays, and visiting De La Rue Limited, a British-owned banknote company.
In the evening The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will host a reception at Hotel Phoenicia, Floriana.

Friday 25th November:
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the opening ceremony for CHOGM in the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.
The Duke of Edinburgh will visit a CCTV components manufacturer; will attend a wreath-laying ceremony and meet veterans in Gozo; will unveil a sculpture at the Ministry for Gozo; will visit Ggantija Temples in Gozo; and will visit a food factory in Gozo.
In the evening, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a dinner for Heads of CHOGM delegations at the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort and Spa, Golden Bay.

Saturday 26th November:
Before departure on Saturday, 26 November, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit the Eden Foundation, Zetjun.

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Queen Elizabeth arrives today
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will arrive in Malta this afternoon for an official state visit to Malta.
http://217.145.4.56/ind/news.asp?newsitemid=24686
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From Yahoo News/Reuters: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II receives a bouquet of flowers from a well-wisher as she walks through Republic Street in Valletta November 23, 2005. The Queen is making a state visit to Malta, during which she will open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on Friday. CHOGM is expected to be attended by most of the heads of government of the Commonwealth countries.
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Queen Elizabeth II inspects an honour guard in St George's Square, Valletta, in Malta, shortly after her arrival on the island to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Wednesday Nov. 23, 2005

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Old 11-23-2005, 03:15 PM
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Thanks for the pictures. :) She looks lovely. :)
This is an article from The Times of Malta about Princess Elizabeth visiting Malta:
The queen returns to her isle of happy memories
(there is a nice picture, but small).
http://www.timesofmalta.com/core/article.php?id=206705
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hmmm...has the queen been shopping at Philip Treacy???
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hmmm...has the queen been shopping at Philip Treacy???
LOL. It does look like a Tracy hat. Does anybody know who designed it. I like it. It is very "in" right now. The feather in the bow look is popular.
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It may look like a Philip Treacy hat but actually its not, The Queen has worn it on Ladies Day at Ascot in June this year, its by Philip Somerville, and here the article from The Age Newspaper in Australia:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/...869090526.html
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LOL. It does look like a Tracy hat. Does anybody know who designed it. I like it. It is very "in" right now. The feather in the bow look is popular.
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There has been some pictures of the State Dinner in honour of the Queen in Malta from Empics, and the Queen wearing a new lovely white dress, but i can't identify which tiara is it, its a little big, and the necklace in pink or purple i think so, cause the pictures so small.It looks quite farmiliar to me, i think i have seen it before, and now i just had a check on GREMB again and it was one of the late Queen Mother's Tiara and maybe now The Queen using some Tiaras she has never worn or rarely:
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I'm not a fan of the dress. It's a little bit pointy in places and it does appear as if HM's been attacked by a roll of wrapping paper from Clintons.
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I'm not a fan of the dress. It's a little bit pointy in places and it does appear as if HM's been attacked by a roll of wrapping paper from Clintons.
I agree with you. the Queen is in good shape for a woman her age but this dress make her figure look dumpy.

and the neckline of the dress and her necklace are sort of at war with each other.
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Check out which tiara it is !!! Have we EVER seen HM the Queen wear it? Her beloved Mummy would be so proud!

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I like the bottom part of the dress. The Queen always wears the straight down dresses. I have always wanted to see her in a ball gown type dress.
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The tiara and necklace look like they go together. I dont know the history behind the tiara. Please tell us Margareth. I will make a wild guess and say it is the Burma one(if thats a tiara) but I dont know what im talking about.LOL
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I agree with PrinceJohnny about the dress: I like the bootm part.

At last, we see Her Majesty with "new" tiara and necklace! I like them, especially the tiara, which is really beautiful.
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WOW...The Queen looks great in the Indian Ruby Tiara and I love that necklace. The dress, to me, isn't that bad. I like the flowy bottom of it. I have also noticed that, outside of the UK, The Queen is starting to wear her fur stoles more often. She wore a fur in Canada earlier this year and i thought she had given them up, but HM hasn't. She looks great.
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The tiara and necklace look like they go together. I dont know the history behind the tiara. Please tell us Margareth. I will make a wild guess and say it is the Burma one(if thats a tiara) but I dont know what im talking about.LOL
Hi Princejohnny,

HM the Queen is wearing the Indian Ruby Tiara which was designed by HRH the Prince Consort Albert (ne; Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) for his wife, HM the Queen Alexandrina Victoria.

It was originally set with opals, but were replaced with rubies for HM the Queen Alexandra.

It became a favourite piece of the Queen Mother resulting in its constant use.

The necklace is commonly associated with the Burmese ruby "set", but, was infact a gift to HM the Queen from her parents upon her marriage to HRH Prince Philip of Greece & Denmark and so... not originally part of the "set".

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Thank you Margareth. Your superior Tiara knowledge really comes in handy. I knew that rubys and Burmese went together so that is why i guessed that. I like the dress. It is very flowy and royal. Much better than the straight down no figure dresses she usually wears. I love when the queen wears furs. She looks so regal.
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Thank you Margareth. Your superior Tiara knowledge really comes in handy. I knew that rubys and Burmese went together so that is why i guessed that. I like the dress. It is very flowy and royal. Much better than the straight down no figure dresses she usually wears. I love when the queen wears furs. She looks so regal.
You're most welcome "PJ"

I too adore Furs on HM the Queen...Actually, I just love fur & mink all together...hehehe

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