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Old 11-02-2012, 05:56 PM
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I've seen that picture before, but I think my picture's a different one. Thanks for the pic, anyway, it's such a lovely one.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:06 AM
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I've seen that picture before, but I think my picture's a different one. Thanks for the pic, anyway, it's such a lovely one.
It'll be the same picture with Serena looking a different way when the camera took it.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:31 AM
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I was actually surprised that there wasn't an official portrait taken of The Queen & Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. You know, like the one they did for the Golden Jubilee.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:41 AM
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Maybe it will be unveiled later?
The only official portrait of the Queen so far (in her Diamond Jubilee year, that is) has been unveiled just weeks ago.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:26 AM
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Both my grandmothers were pregnant when George VI died. My dad was born on April 22nd and my mom on August 1st. My parents both celebrated their 60th birthdays this year! Neither remembers the coronation as they were just babies at the time (Dad was just over 13 months and Mom was 10 months).
Your parents are barely older than I am. I was five months old at the time of the coronation (don't remember it! ) My parents bought a TV to watch the coronation and invited all their friends, but the reception was too fuzzy!
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:15 AM
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My parents married 4 days before the Queen's Accession and my brother was born 5 days after the Coronation so I never forget their special days. Of course being in Australia in 1953 there was no TV coverage of the Coronation but they did go and watch it at the movies when the film arrived later that year.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:52 AM
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My mother was born just a few months shy of the Coronation. No prizes for guessing what name she was given .

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the film of the Coronation was immediately rushed by aeroplane to Canada so that HM's Canadian subjects would see it before their neighbours in the US. Does that ring a bell with anyone?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:27 AM
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The Queen will make broadcasting history by appearing in 3D for the first time when she delivers her Christmas message.
Viewers will need special glasses to watch the monarch in all her technological glory unless they have a new 3D television set, which went on sale this year.


Read more: Queen to make TV history with 3D Christmas message | Mail Online
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:47 PM
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The Queen will make broadcasting history by appearing in 3D for the first time when she delivers her Christmas message.
Viewers will need special glasses to watch the monarch in all her technological glory unless they have a new 3D television set, which went on sale this year.


Read more: Queen to make TV history with 3D Christmas message | Mail Online

A question I always have when reading such articles from the British tabloid sites, is why are the readers' comments underneath for the most part so negative..? Are republicans more eager to comment? do they read more the newspapers? Or are they more in number than what we are officially told?

same thing I thought here, hence brought it up..
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:30 AM
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A question I always have when reading such articles from the British tabloid sites, is why are the readers' comments underneath for the most part so negative..? Are republicans more eager to comment? do they read more the newspapers? Or are they more in number than what we are officially told?

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There is a certain type of person who derives joy in running down people whose lives are more priveleged than their own (be they royal or high paid footballers), especially when they can do it with the anonimity of the internet...it makes them feel smart and witty...and then they likely turn out and cheer when there is a royal visit, wedding, jubilee.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:55 PM
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The comment section of the DM is a complete disaster zone. Anyone looking at those comments to make an assessment of public opinion on the royals will not get an accurate picture. Just the other day a poll showed that 80% of the British population supports the monarchy.

I just hope people from overseas don't think those DM comments are reflective of the wider British population. We're not all odious, xenophobic, sexist, racist whingers who weren't taught how to spell, despite evidence to the contrary on that site.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:17 PM
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The comment section of the DM is a complete disaster zone. Anyone looking at those comments to make an assessment of public opinion on the royals will not get an accurate picture. Just the other day a poll showed that 80% of the British population supports the monarchy.

I just hope people from overseas don't think those DM comments are reflective of the wider British population. We're not all odious, xenophobic, sexist, racist whingers who weren't taught how to spell, despite evidence to the contrary on that site.
EIIR - Thanks - this made me chuckle after a long day at work. We on this side of the pond have no illusions about the DM - fear not. I still read it for the pictures, the occasional true tidbit, to laugh at the errors in grammar and spelling and because I do like some of the gossip (I admit it).

MY favorite popular press is Vanity Fair magazine - because it goes into quite some detail, has gorgeous pictures ALWAYS and gets a lot of the facts right (not all, but a lot). It's gossipy on a higher plane. It's still gossip, but for example, it has examined the personalities behind the economic meltdowns and recoveries of a number of Euro-zone countries. And it's done it in a way that not only makes you learn about national economies- but about the people who make the decisions about a national economies. Their article on Iceland was GREAT (and a tip of the hat to all the Icelandic members of the forums. I hope your recovery is proceeding apace).

If it makes you feel any better, here in the US - the tabloids (Enquirer, et al) are simply silly, People and US magazines (and the rest of that genre) have reduced their reading level to the sixth grade level - GAK and there is little else to pick from. In some limited ways you should be glad you have the DM!
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:03 PM
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I did think there should've been a Royal Gala event to help celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. With members of the royal family attending. Perhaps there will be an event like that for the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty's Coronation next year.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:46 PM
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There was a concert for the Jubilee this year.

Next year, there is the Festival to celebrate 60 years since the coronation that includes a gala on two evenings (90 pounds a head) while the day event is 30 pounds and will be held in the grounds of BP.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:41 AM
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I understand the point that the comments of the viewers in a particular site do not express the majority,but it seems to me that whenever I go over links with royal news from british media, the comments underneath are overwhelmingly of that kind -ironic and antimonarchist. That is to say, it's certainly not a DM symptom.. This is the reason I wondered why the pattern of such anti-royal comments in public forums in such numbers..

See another example here -from yahoo.uk:
UK names slice of Antarctica "Queen Elizabeth Land" - Yahoo! News UK
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:57 AM
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I understand the point that the comments of the viewers in a particular site do not express the majority,but it seems to me that whenever I go over links with royal news from british media, the comments underneath are overwhelmingly of that kind -ironic and antimonarchist. That is to say, it's certainly not a DM symptom.. This is the reason I wondered why the pattern of such anti-royal comments in public forums in such numbers..

See another example here -from yahoo.uk:
UK names slice of Antarctica "Queen Elizabeth Land" - Yahoo! News UK

Well in my experience , the comment section of any tabloid/newspaper is for people to 'vent' and 'complain' but doesn't represent the public at large

You mentioned the DM, go to any feel good or positive article on their website and read the comments, always negative.

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:05 PM
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Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Philip Ziegler, one of our most celebrated historians, looks back on a spectacular 2012 | Mail Online
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Sixty years ago, at the age of 26, Princess Elizabeth found herself unexpectedly saddled with the burdens and responsibilities of the throne
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This may belong somewhere else, but it is a tribute to HM from infancy to latest Jubliee. Wonderfully done...Queen Elisabeth Morphing
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:50 PM
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This may belong somewhere else, but it is a tribute to HM from infancy to latest Jubliee. Wonderfully done...Queen Elisabeth Morphing
I've seen this elsewhere and I agree that it is wonderfully done.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:30 PM
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Presents galore, the Llama like most of The Queen's ownership animals will go to London Zoo I expect.

BBC News - Baby llama and 78 portraits among Jubilee gifts to Queen
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