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Old 12-24-2012, 07:27 PM
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Yes, she does, and she certainly knows how to keep the monarchy in touch and up to date with all the latest innovations and technology. Good on her!
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:28 PM
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The Queen looks cool, doesn't she?
That she does, and she never has to fret about losing her glasses!
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:57 PM
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She's definitely a role model for females that aspire to be a Bond girl. ::
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:02 PM
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:27 PM
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The Queen looks cool, doesn't she?
She certainly does! She also looks very stylish in those 3D glasses- HM has always been my favourite monarch.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:04 PM
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Incredible Iron Duke: Philip shrugs off his health battles of 2012 to do MORE official duties than last year | Mail Online
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:50 PM
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Unbelievable, he is unstoppable.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:54 PM
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I wonder how The Mail can actually get away with their list.

Obviously they have had their own person do this list but Charles' figures simply don't add up - according to Mr O'Donovan Charles did 592 to Anne's 566 while The Mail has Anne at 572 and Charles at 556 - quite a difference for Charles. I had Charles at 681 and Anne 563 for comparison.

Now I know I am not perfect but I simply don't see how they can have Charles lower than Anne - unless it is simply to suggest that Charles does less than his sister.

There is no 'official' list but BP does refer questions on this issue to Mr O'Donovan so his list is the closest to an 'official' calculation. In the past the DM have actually used Mr O'Donovan's list and that is the list they are using for the 2011 totals.

They have Andrew at 417 compared to Mr O'Donovan's 436 and my 452

They have Harry at 71 (the same as I had but 10 more than Mr O'Donovan) and Kate at 122 (I had her at 124 and Mr O'Donovan at 111). I also notice that they have some sort of disclaimer suggesting that Kate's 122 is since her marriage but I don't think that is right - the 34 for 2011 was from her marriage to the end of 2011 and the 100+ was in 2012.


It clearly shows that different people interpret what is an engagement differently. Maybe the time has come for the RF to do their own 'official' count to get the accuracy out there - it was that sort of thing that prompted the CC in the first place - accuracy of reporting so if people are going to analyse the CC and come up with lists then maybe the Palace needs to have someone do it and put that out as the official count.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:03 PM
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I did not realise that there is no official list. That's some serious royal watching for you to keep track like that. Thanks for keeping us informed. Too many people think the BRF just sits around and lives on tax money.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:09 PM
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Mr O'Donovan realised in about 1979 that there was no official list and for interest decided to keep the records for a year, sent a letter to The Times and has done so every year since. His figures have become the unofficial figures ever since.

I decided a year ago that it would be fun to keep the count for the Jubilee Year and then decided one day back in March to make a post about it. My posts have been well received and I have been asked by half a dozen or so people to continue to do so in 2013 and I enjoyed doing it and intended to do it for my own enjoyment so will continue to post (unless the moderators ask my not to do so).

It seems that rather than just use the figures Mr O'Donovan has produced for the last 30+ years and that most papers use the DM has done their own figures this year.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:53 PM
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What is remarkable about keeping such a weekly record on the forums here is that they all are archived and at a glance, we can go back at any point and see what they did at any point in time.

I'd wager that the work Iluvbertie has done is more precise and on the mark than any other unofficial record there is out there.
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Queen Elizabeth honoured with 100ft forest carving
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Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee has been commemorated with a 100 foot letter 'E' cut into a forest. Volunteers banded together to cut hundreds of trees in South Downs, East Sussex, in order to create the giant letter to honour the monarch's milestone last year. The mammoth project was spearheaded by local farmer Carola Godman Irvine, and relied solely on royal enthusiasts devoting their time and local companies donating machinery. She said: 'It has been a real community effort and it wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for the generosity of a number of local businesses. They said they wanted to help out so they could tell their children and grandchildren in years to come that they were part of it.'
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Someone didn't get the memo : people have been encouraged to plant trees to celebrate the Jubilee, not to cut them! So sad...
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They got the permission of South Downs National Park Authority, so I assume it was a planned deforestation or something.
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Please mind the Royal Doulton: Queen posts job advert for £14,000-a-year dish-washer to travel around palaces:
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'She's worth every penny': £185,000 cost of Queen's visit revealed:
'She's worth every penny': £185,000 cost of Queen's visit revealed | This is Leicestershire
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This pic is on the royal.gov.uk Latest Images page. I just love it. It's from Sandringham last weekend. It shows the old to the young and their relationship with Elizabeth II (as well as her relationship with them )

http://www.royal.gov.uk/List%20Image...ndringham2.jpg
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Prince Philip still taking a lead on environmental and wildlife issues:-

Duke of Edinburgh hosts talks with on threat to wildlife posed by traditional Chinese medicine - Telegraph
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On a lighter note - things can go wrong for HMQ as well. Sunday fluff reporting.

One is most amused: Queen sees the funny side when car will not start - Telegraph
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:30 PM
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Portrait of the Queen goes on display that's even WORSE than Kate's! Painting rejected 60 years ago as her neck was 'too long' finally brought out of storage:
Portrait of the Queen goes on display that's even WORSE than Kate's! Painting rejected 60 years ago as her neck was 'too long' finally brought out of storage | Mail Online
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