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Old 10-22-2008, 09:17 AM
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Queen Elizabeth presents the Imperial State Crown video

For those members who don't venture into the Royal Jewels threads here is a 4-minute YouTube video which shows HM giving a detailed presentation of the Imperial State Crown.
It is well worth a look.


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Old 11-14-2008, 03:27 PM
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Thank you for posting this in this section, Warren. I'm one of those people who don't visit the Royal Jewels threads too often. It's fascinating how much of the UK's history is tied up in that one crown. It's also interesting to hear again how "clipped" the Queen sounded during the 70s. Her speech really has changed.

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Old 11-15-2008, 03:02 PM
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What a great clip! I loved hearing HM talk about the different members of her family and how each of the gems came to the crown. Thanks for the link!

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Old 11-16-2008, 12:49 PM
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At the moment I can't listen at it: my new LCD monitor has no loudspeakers and I can't connect the earmuffs directly to the PC because it's very near the wall and I can't move the table (let alone that the cable is too short and, in any case, I could hear but not see). I should remember to do something about it!

In the meantime I watched the video. It's nice too see Her Majesty speaking about somethinng different than her usual sppeches.
The images of the crown are amazing.
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:42 PM
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The close-up of the jewels is magnificent, I can imagine what they look like up close
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:37 PM
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The series from which this clip was taken- Royal Heritage- is outstanding.
It was shown on PBS here in America in the early 80s. I would definitely recommend the entire program.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:54 PM
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What a fantastic clip, well worth a look.

Her Majesty sounds so proper!
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:20 AM
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its crazy how when they showed the pictures of past kings and queens their eyes all stayed basically the same shape.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:12 PM
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its crazy how when they showed the pictures of past kings and queens their eyes all stayed basically the same shape.
I assume that's the family resemblance!

Overall, it was a great video, although I didn't think The Queen did things like this.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:52 AM
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Only once in the 57 years of her reign.
The clip was made in 1976 as part of the Royal Heritage series.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:06 AM
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I loved seeing the Queen do something like this, I loved the ending with taking a look at past Kings and Queens.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:44 PM
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The Queen's voice

The Queen's voice is somewhat mellifluous and does not have the high-pitched tone which she acquired as she aged. It is a pity that the only recording of Victoria's voice, a greeting to some chieftain in Africa, was destroyed after the phonograph was played to the Chief. This was the Queen's express command but her contemporaries tell of the "bell-like" sound of her voice and how it remained youthful even as she aged.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:03 AM
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I believe the "chieftan in Africa" was the Emperor of Ethiopia.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:45 AM
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Warren, thank you so much for posting this video, I never even knew it existed!
Although most of the stories (of the stones and gems) are well-known, it is completely different to actually hear Her Majesty talk about them.
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I love the video it is amazing how the Queen looks and speaks. I love it
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Interesting bit of trivia. The Black Prince's Ruby, it turned out, was actually a spinel and not a ruby at all.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:39 PM
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What a great find, I just love this video! It's so interesting to hear Her Majesty speaking of the gems history. Btw, the series "Royal Heritage" is available at youtube at the moment...

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Old 01-10-2010, 08:32 AM
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I have to thank you for providing the above video. I've been looking for something like this lately. I have to say QEII was a beauty, in her very own way, in her youth.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:37 AM
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that was an amazing clip i liked when she was talking about the past kings and the ending was great.
We had this idea - instead of making sort of fake photos - for me to be who I am .

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What a fantastic clip, well worth a look.

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