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Old 06-03-2012, 10:40 AM
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The bells of big ben are chiming!!!
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What a magnificent spectacle of panoply and pageantry! A feast for the eyes and ears.
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The bells of big ben are chiming!!!
Pretty much every bell in London is chiming right now.
The head boat - the Bell Boat - is ringing, and all the bells have to ring in return.

Isn't it just lovely and so very exiting?!
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:43 AM
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Looks like it's starting to rain harder. I was hoping it would hold off until the pageant was done.
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Cannons are booming now.
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The Telegraph has posted a photo of Her Majesty's dress and hat for the day at
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...t_2238144c.jpg
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Oh dear, Princess Eugenie's taking photos on her phone. lol.
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I love that Princess Eugenie is taking pictures with her cell phone.
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The Telegraph has posted a photo of Her Majesty's dress and hat for the day at
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...t_2238144c.jpg
Have a look at this thread.
You'll find slightly better pictures, as well as significance behind the dress and the hat.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:49 AM
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Pretty much every bell in London is chiming right now.
The head boat - the Bell Boat - is ringing, and all the bells have to ring in return.

Isn't it just lovely and so very exiting?!
It really is!! No one but the Brits could pull off such an event - a masterclass in pomp and pagentry!! Wonderful!
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Commentator guessed St Edward the Confessor was 5 centuries ago! Try 10, fool.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:53 AM
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There are rather a lot of tall ships there, but they can't take part in the procession because so many of the bridges across the Thames are quite low. They're moored out at Canary Wharf for people to see them. That's why there are more small boats than large ones.

The Queen must be cold as she's added a shawl to her outfit.

I must admit that I thought the thrones were a rather odd idea because the Queen and DoE just aren't the sort of people to sit on red velvet thrones while soaking up the adulation; they're more low-key than that.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:54 AM
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I'm completely hooked on watching the entire thing, it looks fabulous! I've got a hideous cold but watching all the flags, vessels and bells & whistles makes me feel oh so much better. I simply love things like these. Congratulations Brits, you certainly know how to pull off these sorts of events! Her Majesty looks great, I only hope she would be smiling more.
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They're all so excited by what the National Theatre just did. I don't think I've ever seen Elizabeth smile so much as she has today.
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That moment on the National Theatre was stunning! I have never seen anything like that before. The Queen looked like she loved it as well.
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I'm completely hooked on watching the entire thing, it looks fabulous! I've got a hideous cold but watching all the flags, vessels and bells & whistles makes me feel oh so much better. I simply love things like these. Congratulations Brits, you certainly know how to pull off these sorts of events! Her Majesty looks great, I only hope she would be smiling more.
Oh, believe me, she's been smiling lots. A few giggles as well!!
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That moment on the National Theatre was stunning! I have never seen anything like that before. The Queen looked like she loved it as well.
Agree! Just stunning.
And that horse actually looked pretty lifelike. The Queen and Camilla looked pretty impressed too.
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Love the narrowboats!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:03 AM
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It looks like every inch of the banks and bridges are packed with people!
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:05 AM
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Oh, believe me, she's been smiling lots. A few giggles as well!!
Obviously I'm watching the wrong live stream. I'm watching this from BBC's website and they seem to miss all of that. Now they're discussing how pleased HM has been at all, smiling and pointing at things. But I haven't seen it, they've probably been interviewing someone at the time not showing Her Majesty.

Does anyone have a better link where I could watch this?
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