The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #621  
Old 09-21-2017, 08:40 AM
Dman's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 13,321
Video:
New General Designate, Julie Payette, meeting The Queen at Balmoral-
https://mobile.twitter.com/thomasdai...74539095773184

What a treat! Getting a chance to visit The Queen at Balmoral and get a history lesson on the castle.
__________________

__________________
"WE CANNOT PRAY IN LOVE AND LIVE IN HATE AND STILL THINK WE ARE WORSHIPING GOD."

A.W. TOZER
Reply With Quote
  #622  
Old 09-21-2017, 10:46 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, United States
Posts: 2,603
Quote:
Originally Posted by iceflower View Post
.

Canadian Governor General Designate Julie Payette was received by Queen Elizabeth for a private audience at Balmoral Castle today, September 20:


** gettyimages/zimbio gallery ** gg.ca press release **

It appears that the GG Designate didn't curtsy to the Queen. Maybe she is not a committed monarchist (or royalist), which wouldn't surprise me frankly.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #623  
Old 09-21-2017, 10:58 AM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 9,429
I could have sworn I saw a quick dip type of a curtsy as she approached HM with her hand extended for a handshake. It was a quick one but she did do it.
__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
Reply With Quote
  #624  
Old 09-21-2017, 12:04 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 5,859
Watch the video. She does.
Reply With Quote
  #625  
Old 09-21-2017, 01:48 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Peterborough, Canada
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mbruno View Post
It appears that the GG Designate didn't curtsy to the Queen. Maybe she is not a committed monarchist (or royalist), which wouldn't surprise me frankly.
Aside from the fact that she did curtsy, why wouldn't you expect her to be "a committed monarchist"? She did accept the post of the Queen's representative in Canada.
Reply With Quote
  #626  
Old 09-21-2017, 02:12 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, United States
Posts: 2,603
Quote:
Originally Posted by caethi View Post
Aside from the fact that she did curtsy, why wouldn't you expect her to be "a committed monarchist"? She did accept the post of the Queen's representative in Canada.
Because nothing prevents the PM from nominating a republican for the office of GG. Michaëlle Jean was widely rumored to be a republican and some of her predecessors like Adrienne Clarkson were not committed royalists either.
Reply With Quote
  #627  
Old 09-21-2017, 03:35 PM
Ish's Avatar
Ish Ish is offline
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 3,362
Adrienne Clarkson has called herself a monarchist. She had a different attitude towards what her role was than some of her predecessors, but she is a monarchist.

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.c...son-interview/
Reply With Quote
  #628  
Old 09-21-2017, 05:17 PM
ROYAL NORWAY's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere, United Kingdom, Norway
Posts: 3,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROYAL NORWAY View Post
Twitter video of the audience in this article:
Incoming governor general Julie Payette meets the Queen - Politics - CBC News

I have one thing to say after watching that video, and it's that the Queen is just so damn cute sometimes.

Article from the fail (yes I know, but really worth a read/watch) It's about the library at Balmoral - one of the two rooms HM is using for audiences at the castle, but not the room she is using for british prime ministers:
Balmoral photo reveals the Queen's private space | Daily Mail Online
An article from the Telegraph - for those who don't read the fail:
All the comforts of one's home: Rare glimpse of Queen's life at Balmoral explained
Quote:
A photograph taken yesterday as Julie Payette, the governor general of Canada, was treated to a guided tour of the library at Balmoral Castle by the Queen, revealed a comfortable, homely style of decor that makes very few concessions to modern trends or ostentatious display.

Remarkably, some of the volumes are thought to have remained in the same place for 40 years, judging by a picture from the 1970s of the Queen and Prince Philip in the same room.
The Telegraph has numbered a photo of the library with descriptions below, the Fail has done the same - see it above in my quoted post from yesterday.
__________________
The Queen is the most wonderful, forgiving, non judgmental person I know. Sarah Ferguson speaking in 2011.
Reply With Quote
  #629  
Old 09-21-2017, 05:54 PM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 11,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by caethi View Post
Aside from the fact that she did curtsy, why wouldn't you expect her to be "a committed monarchist"? She did accept the post of the Queen's representative in Canada.
In the early 1980s the then Australian PM appointed the renowned republican - Bill Hayden - to the post of GG. He had been advocating for Australia to become a republic since the dismissal of the Whitlam government in 1975.

Strangely - while holding the post Hayden actually became a monarchist but when appointed was a staunch republican.

Being a monarchist or a republican is irrelevant to holding the post of de facto Head of State.
Reply With Quote
  #630  
Old 09-21-2017, 07:09 PM
Somebody's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Somewhere, Peru
Posts: 401
Can someone enlighten me on how Governor Generals are 'picked'? I understand the current one was asked to stay two more years; was that the prime minister's decision, the queen's or someone else's? Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote
  #631  
Old 09-21-2017, 08:30 PM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,572
Quote:
Originally Posted by Somebody View Post
Can someone enlighten me on how Governor Generals are 'picked'? I understand the current one was asked to stay two more years; was that the prime minister's decision, the queen's or someone else's? Thanks in advance!
The selection is made by the queen but on recommendation of the serving PM. There is actually no set term for a GG, they simply serve at the pleasure of the queen. But in practice, it usually is 5 years. At times that has been extended.

https://lop.parl.ca/ParlInfo/pages/g...l.aspx?Menu=GG

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Govern...eral_of_Canada

David Johnston entered office in 2010. He should have left office in 2015. But it was an election year. He was asked to extend his service for two years, offering a stability if the election ended up in a minority (hung) government. This was a very valid concern as Canada had three minority governments in recent years, under Stephen Harper. The issue comes when minority governments have short tenures ( Harper's lasted 1, 2, and 3 years instead of the 4 year standard term). It ended up being not needed, as Trudeau won a majority election but the decision had already been made.

The choice is meant to be non partisan but in the past many have been former politicians.

-Julie was a electronic engineer and a former CSA astronaut who has done 2 missions to the international space station
-David Johnston was a law professor and president of McGill University. He did work in politics helping draft some bills
-Michelle Jean was a news reporter, radio broadcaster and documentary film maker with her husband
-Adrienne Clarkson was also a journalist. She too served a longer term, six.

Romeo LeBlanc interestingly was a former teacher and journalist who worked for Trudeau's father as his press secretary. Unlike those since him, he served in the government himself before he was GG.
Reply With Quote
  #632  
Old 09-23-2017, 09:32 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Peterborough, Canada
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mbruno View Post
Because nothing prevents the PM from nominating a republican for the office of GG. Michaëlle Jean was widely rumored to be a republican and some of her predecessors like Adrienne Clarkson were not committed royalists either.
That doesn't explain why you wouldn't be surprised if Mme Payette was not a monarchist. You refer to "rumours" of Jean and Clarkson's positions on the monarchy. In my view these rumours do not provide any justification for speculating about Mme. Payette's point of view.
Reply With Quote
  #633  
Old 09-23-2017, 11:45 PM
Ish's Avatar
Ish Ish is offline
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 3,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by caethi View Post
That doesn't explain why you wouldn't be surprised if Mme Payette was not a monarchist. You refer to "rumours" of Jean and Clarkson's positions on the monarchy. In my view these rumours do not provide any justification for speculating about Mme. Payette's point of view.

There are reasons to wonder about Payette's support of the monarchy. I can't fault Mbruno for that.

Payette is a francophone from Quebec. That in and of itself is enough to question whether she supports the monarchy and whether she supports Quebec sovereignty.

I can't find any recent statistics, but polls in 2009 showed that 78% of people in Quebec believe the monarchy should be ended. As recently as 2011, 41% of people surveyed still supported Quebec sovereignty.

It is only natural to expect questions on both issues to come up when the GG designate is from Quebec (which is every other GG). Payette has not entirely helped herself on this issue by evading answering when she was asked if she supported the monarchy.
Reply With Quote
  #634  
Old 09-24-2017, 05:06 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Peterborough, Canada
Posts: 6
If the concern about her support for the monarchy is based solely on the fact that she is a francophone From Quebec, the assessment is unfair. She has taken a position that requires her to uphold the constitution so unless she has no personal ethics she us supporting the monarchy. Whether she has espoused different views in the past ( which has not been reported in theses posts) is moot.
Reply With Quote
  #635  
Old 10-02-2017, 05:52 PM
ROYAL NORWAY's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere, United Kingdom, Norway
Posts: 3,052
Julie Payette installed as Canada's 29th Governor General:

Article:
Strength of teamwork, power of dreams: Gov. Gen. Julie Payette urges fight for common good - Politics - CBC News

Photo-gallery:
Julie Payette sworn in as Canada's 29th Governor General - Politics - CBC News

Video:
__________________
The Queen is the most wonderful, forgiving, non judgmental person I know. Sarah Ferguson speaking in 2011.
Reply With Quote
  #636  
Old 10-17-2017, 05:10 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 5,859
The GG’s personal views are really irrelevant anyway. The Government of Canada’s position is monarchy. It the position of the opposition, in fact almost all federal politicians are publicly monarchists or at least neutral. Very few ever get in front of a camera and say off with the Queen’s head.

No PM is going to open this issue up unless they are clubbed over the head 100 times and even then it’s a non starter.

So unless there is a revolution and the people storm Parliament Hill and Rideau Hall, I don’t see the monarchy going anywhere. It’ll die on the vine before it’s ever abolished.
Reply With Quote
  #637  
Old 10-25-2017, 08:04 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 5,859
The Royal Family @RoyalFamily
Upon his appointment as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, The Queen today received The Hon. Arthur LeBlanc and Mrs LeBlanc.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DM_gI75X...pg&name=medium

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DM_gI7_W...pg&name=medium
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
british commonwealth, canada, elizabeth ii, governor general, monarchy versus republic, parliament, queen elizabeth ii


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Queen and New Zealand: Residences, Governor-General, etc... wbenson Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 59 10-23-2017 02:12 AM
The Queen and Australia: Residences, Governor-General, etc... happy_27 Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 820 08-01-2017 12:44 AM
General Discussion about Dutch Royal Residences Tina Dutch Royal Residences 21 07-18-2017 05:01 PM
Brazilian Imperial Palaces, residences etc Marengo The Imperial Family of Brazil 23 03-14-2015 10:01 PM
The Queen and the Caribbean: Residences, Governors-General, etc... wbenson Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 48 02-25-2012 05:56 AM




Popular Tags
best outfit birthday carl gustaf chris o'neill crown princess mary crown princess victoria current events cymry denmark duchess of cornwall earl of snowdon general news grand duchess maria teresa hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín king felipe king felipe vi king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein monarchy news picture of the week prince alexander prince carl philip prince daniel prince felix prince gabriel prince harry prince nicholas prince oscar princess beatrice princess claire of luxembourg princess estelle princess eugenie princess leonore princess madeleine princess mary current events princess of asturias princess sofia princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia cocktail dresses queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen mathilde queen mathilde daytime fashion queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen rania daytime fashion queen silvia sofia state visit stephanie sweden swedish royal family victoria



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:34 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises