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Old 06-03-2012, 02:02 PM
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And weren't there anti-monarchists present as well protesting? From what I read, they were enthusiastically and vociferously shouted down by the majority of celebrants there for the Queen.
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And weren't there anti-monarchists present as well protesting? From what I read, they were enthusiastically and vociferously shouted down by the majority of celebrants there for the Queen.
The police are saying 1.2 million people lined the banks of the Thames to see the Queen. Republic's protest attracted 1,000 people; which says it all really. Although Republic are already trying to spin the low turnout by accusing the police of not letting protestors get into the protest zone.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:16 PM
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Was that a War Horse puppet erected at the National Theater? I was watching without commentary at the time and couldn't quite catch that, though I saw HM's reaction.
I don't want to ruin it for you. Go to the BBC website, BBC News - Royals arrive for Jubilee pageant and click on "key moments from river pageant."
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:17 PM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18313886

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Old 06-03-2012, 02:20 PM
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He so enjoyed it! I guess HM will have to listen to his impressions of the Pageant for months on end.... Makes one realise just how much he gave up for her, the Queen of his heart.
Not just HM - all the royal family will be hearing Prince Philip's thought on the pagent!! LOL
Yes, it's moments like this you realize how much his navy career must have meant to him, and what a sacrifice he made for the woman he loves.

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Just wanted to say how much I as a German enjoyed the flottila of the Dunkirk little boats. They not only helped the "good" side to keep their strength, so that in the end they could free us from the dictatorship, but they helped avoid a lot of murders commited by German soldiers (who did not all willingly went to war!) on demand of their commanders.

Thank the Lord that things like this happen even in the most gruelsome of situations.
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For those who are wondering, the Express is reporting that Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn joined the royal family after the Queen arrived at the Royal Naval Research Base. Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: The Queen's majestic Jubilee flotilla takes to the Thames
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Well I can count myself as one of the 1 million who lined the Thames! We were there from 8 am until almost 5pm! It was wet and cold but totally worth it! The boats were amazing to see and the royal barge was out of this world! Unfortunately we couldn't see the Queen as she was on the wrong side from us but we could see William, Kate and Harry waving! Also saw the Princess Royal and the Duke of York.
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Well I can count myself as one of the 1 million who lined the Thames! We were there from 8 am until almost 5pm! It was wet and cold but totally worth it! The boats were amazing to see and the royal barge was out of this world! Unfortunately we couldn't see the Queen as she was on the wrong side from us but we could see William, Kate and Harry waving! Also saw the Princess Royal and the Duke of York.
Lucky!!! Sounds like you had a really lovely and unforgetable time!
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I don't want to ruin it for you. Go to the BBC website, BBC News - Royals arrive for Jubilee pageant and click on "key moments from river pageant."
Such a better view from what I saw; thank you!
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our coverage cut off too early grr I missed the whole finale!!! Yay! found it on BBC!
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Let's hope nobody gets pneumonia!
Everyone on the river looked frozen!
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So I know that they said they were aiming to make the boats go into a diamond shape but did they manage? My coverage was weird kept cutting off the BBC feed and using their own cams.
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The Thames Pageant was truly an amazing thing to watch and as it was said several times during the coverage (I watched BBCA), no amount of rain or wind could do anything to dampen the spirits of the British people as they paid homage to a very much beloved monarch. Even my husband, Mr. Remote, watched intently the entire pageant with me. One thing the both of us did was admire the strength and stamina of HM and the Duke throughout the entire pageant. Hubby was totally surprised at how and elderly couple of 86 and almost 91 could stand for that extended period of time. He actually seemed to keep a close watch over her as the day progressed.

All of the royal family really did seem to be genuinely enjoying themselves but I have to feel that towards the end when the rain really started coming down relentlessly, that they all did get a bit damp and chilled to the bone and were seriously in need of a hot toddy or two. I just hope no one caught a cold today.

BBCA"s coverage was excellent in my book. It was pretty informative as the pageant progressed and I especially liked the "Horrible History" in 2 minutes part about the history along the Thames. It was amazing to see the Queen's face light up when she saw the War Horse and there was something so majestic about the raising of the London Bridge.

Let's hope for much better weather for tomorrow night's concert which sounds like it will be as exceptional as today's Thames Pageant. Now I need a nap. Woke up way early this morning to make sure I didn't miss anything.
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I delayed my early morning food shopping to watch this Thames spectacle, and it was worth every minute of it!

And sorry if this has been asked before, but is it a bank holiday Monday in the UK?
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I had CBC and CNN..I don't have BBC Canada sadly CBC was ok but they kept cutting off way too much in my book but CNN was just way worse all it did was show tons of pics though they did stay on long enough to show most of the finale though their audio was terrible couldn't even hear them singing. I do hope someone uploads the full BBC version, I'd like to burn it onto dvd. It was pretty cool again would have been better if my coverage was better/
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And sorry if this has been asked before, but is it a bank holiday Monday in the UK?
Not yet, but it will be in 3 hours. We have an extra bank holiday on Tuesday 5th, tomorrow will be our regular Spring Bank holiday.
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The police are saying 1.2 million people lined the banks of the Thames to see the Queen. Republic's protest attracted 1,000 people; which says it all really. Although Republic are already trying to spin the low turnout by accusing the police of not letting protestors get into the protest zone.
This definitely shows the nation's views on the monarchy and the republican opposition. I'm glad the true spirit of UK shone through for Her Majesty. It's time to celebrate, not protest and create chaos.

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Well I can count myself as one of the 1 million who lined the Thames! We were there from 8 am until almost 5pm! It was wet and cold but totally worth it! The boats were amazing to see and the royal barge was out of this world! Unfortunately we couldn't see the Queen as she was on the wrong side from us but we could see William, Kate and Harry waving! Also saw the Princess Royal and the Duke of York.
You're very lucky. It's wonderful that you were able to witness this live. I can only imagine the atmosphere. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to watch the pageant in its' entirety, due to horridly slow Internet, so it was the highlights posted on this thread that gave me a little bit of what went on. What a spectacle! The organizers definitely outdid themselves, and it was obvious that Her Majesty and the rest of the Family enjoyed it immensely.
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I don't see it posted already so this article has photographs of most of the royals - including Lady Louise and Viscount Severn

There seems to be no photographs or mention of Prince Edward at all - did he actually attend today does anyone know? I know he was meant to be on the boat with the Countess, Prince Andrew and the York girls, but there's no pics at all.
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