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Old 04-15-2006, 05:51 AM
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they called Sophi, the Countess of Wessex as Duchess of Wessex....
what did they write about her please?
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Old 04-15-2006, 06:05 AM
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what did they write about her please?
ysbel has kindly provided a link in this post to the Time Magazine article on Queen Elizabeth.
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Old 04-15-2006, 02:48 PM
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Article about the Queen in the Telegraph

Dare, kiss or promise? How Elizabeth II chose the last


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/04/15/do1502.xml

A very good and thought-provoking article. An excerpt: "Can there ever have been anyone in public life with less desire to show off, bare her soul, win people's hearts or explain herself in any way?"

I can't begin to describe how much I admire this lovely Queen.
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Old 04-15-2006, 03:03 PM
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That is really a very good article. A very truthful as well, imo.
Thanks for it.
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Old 04-15-2006, 08:09 PM
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The Queen at 80
(Filed: 16/04/2006)
Through five decades of astonishing change, the Queen has been steadfast, performing her duties with ceaseless devotion and discretion. William Shawcross, the royal biographer, pays a personal tribute

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...6/nqueen16.xml

Prince Charles to broadcast affectionate tribute on his mother's birthday
By Andrew Alderson, Chief Reporter
(Filed: 16/04/2006)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../nqueen316.xml
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Queen living away from Buckingham
cutting back to 3 engagements from 5 a day?! i wish i could carry out that much in one day, and i'm half her age! and Prince Philip? amazing!
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:27 AM
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Alternative tribute to Queen from Atticus (I think it's hilarous and HM might like it

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...8-2136259.html
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:16 PM
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There is a nice tribute to Queen Elizabeth for her birthday in the new Newsweek International edition dated April 24th, 2006


Portrait of a Queen


Seldom-seen pictures reveal a jovial Elizabeth II in honor of her 80th birthday.

Here is the link.. enjoy
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12334549/site/newsweek/
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:21 PM
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Here some fun facts... another tribute

Royal reminiscences of birthday Queen
Apr. 16, 2006. 09:42 AM
LYNDA HURST

Did you know that Philip (and only Philip) calls her 'Lilibet'? That her `dorgis' are the result of a corgi's tryst with her sister's dachshund? Here are 54 facts about the Queen, one for each year of her reign.

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...d=970599119419
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:41 PM
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Here some fun facts... another tribute
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Thank you for finding this WindsorIII. The list is both funny and affectionate. :)
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I've posted this here as well as the Diana thread, because this BBC documentary to be screened tonight is about the queen leading up to her 80th birthday. However a big part of it discusses Diana and the lessons learned from her life as Princess.

Diana taught Royals 'a harsh lesson'

THE Royal Family learnt a "very harsh lesson" following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, a former aide told a BBC documentary being screened tonight.

...The Queen At 80 looks back over the monarch's life, assessing both the impact of the Princess's death and 1992, the `Annus Horribilis'.
The series followed the Queen on her daily duties, engagements and overseas tours over the past year in the run up to her 80th birthday, which she celebrates on Friday.

http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/me...sh_lesson.html
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:28 PM
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And another article about Queen at 80:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...136263,00.html
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I do hope the press isn't going to use the Queen's 80th birthday as an excuse to just rabbit on about Diana. The Queen deserves better treatment from them than that.
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Parties, parades as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II turns 80

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060417...y_060417034312
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:51 AM
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Here is a beautiful cover shot of the Queen on the cover of the European Time (dated April 17, 2006 / Vol. 167, No. 16) as a tribute of her 80th birthday.

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Royal Flush: Despite the battering the Windsors took in the '90s, the British monarchy is as strong as ever. As Queen Elizabeth nears 80, Time takes an exclusive look at how her surprising personality helps the British Crown retain its relevance

Link: http://www.time.com/time/europe/maga...060417,00.html
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Does anyone know if members of the other royal houses will attend the celebrations?
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:01 PM
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I am sure they will.
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I am sure they will.
Thanks:) . Im really looking forward to see other royals attending this celebrations :p
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Huge celebrations planned for Queen's 80th birthday

Her expressed desire for the day to pass quietly was always going to be wishful thinking. Queen Elizabeth II will be reminded mercilessly that her 80th birthday falls on Friday by a blitz of high-profile public events, TV programmes and media attention, underlining the enduring public fascination with her.

While many octogenarians may feel birthdays are something they would rather forget, the Queen who told courtiers not to make a fuss will take part in the biggest royal celebrations since her Golden Jubilee four years ago. All major national TV networks are showing special programmes, crowds are expected to line the streets of Windsor on Friday and Buckingham Palace will host a children's tea party in June.

The plans have been orchestrated by Buckingham Palace, in particular Sir Robin Janvrin, the Queen's private secretary, and Penny Russell-Smith, her canny press secretary, to engage with the public without being seen to go over the top.

http://english.people.com.cn/200604/...18_259156.html
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:24 AM
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As the day approaches, here is a general run down of her 80th birthday celebrations beginning with luncheon on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, there will be a Buckingham Palace luncheon for other people born on April 21, 1926.

The next day the queen will commemorate the 80th year since the granting of royal charters to two London institutions, the BBC and the Royal Institute of International Affairs

On Friday, her actual birthday (not to be confused with her official birthday, the anniversary of her coronation, celebrated with due pomp and ceremony in June), the queen plans to spend the day quietly at Windsor Castle with family and friends.

Also on Friday There is to be a national service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, as well as a children's garden party at Buckingham Palace.

http://www.forbes.com/business/2006/...0418queen.html
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