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Old 04-21-2018, 11:05 PM
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I did kinda expect Kate to make an appearance if she hadn't given birth yet, it's a party not really a working gig. But perhaps she is miserable right now.


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The last thing I wanted to do at 9 months pregnant is get dressed up and sit for hours.
I think Kate and Zara had the right idea in not attending.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:16 PM
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Which I never have gotten, but we won't discuss that here.
It's quite simple. It's a preparation for the transition to the next monarch as many other things. Those four will be in the forefront until the Cambridge children grow up. Some might not agree with it, but so what, that's the way it's happening.

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That the monarchy be slimmed down, even though Harry will hold the same position as the Duke of York and Earl of Wessex so isn't that a little counter-productive.
On top of that, people are generally have children later in life, and the royal family is no exception. While Charles was born in HMQ's early twenties, his first born wasn't until he was in his 30s, and that was considered late during his time. Having children later means there will be longer time elapse until the next generation comes to the forefront. And well, Charles only has two kids, unlike HMQ.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:24 PM
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It's pretty evident that Charles/Camilla, William/Kate and Harry/Meghan are going to take the lead ...other members (Anne, Andew, Edward, Sohpie etc) will be more secondary so to speak. The York girls and Edwards children will basically have little to no role at all except maybe at these types of family events. That's how it's looking to me right now.


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Old 04-21-2018, 11:28 PM
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It's pretty evident that Charles/Camilla, William/Kate and Harry/Meghan are going to take the lead ...other members (Anne, Andew, Edward, Sohpie etc) will be more secondary so to speak. The York girls and Edwards children will basically have little to no role at all except maybe at these types of family events. That's how it's looking to me right now.


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Not to be an instigator, but what does that even mean, take the lead. I mean those 6 already have the most attention anyways and the latter-mentioned are already treated as secondary, unfairly IMO. And it's not like the Queen's other children are going to just slow down their royal duties because Charles is now king; I am quite sure Andrew and Anne would not even think of it.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:30 PM
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It's pretty evident that Charles/Camilla, William/Kate and Harry/Meghan are going to take the lead ...other members (Anne, Andew, Edward, Sohpie etc) will be more secondary so to speak. The York girls and Edwards children will basically have little to no role at all except maybe at these types of family events. That's how it's looking to me right now.


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I think this makes a lot of sense. At some point, QEII's younger three children will be able to "retire" and so will Harry and Meghan, when the Cambridge children grow up.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:44 PM
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Not to be an instigator, but what does that even mean, take the lead. I mean those 6 already have the most attention anyways and the latter-mentioned are already treated as secondary, unfairly IMO. And it's not like the Queen's other children are going to just slow down their royal duties because Charles is now king; I am quite sure Andrew and Anne would not even think of it.

The 6 of them will all be primary (Harry is just now coming into it really) for the events. The others aren't going to be called on to step more into the forefront which some thought might happen...it doesn't look that way.

'Fair' shouldn't really factor in...it's just how things would need to be structured when you start to (as apparently Charles wants) slim down the monarchy.

I don't think Charles has plans to 'fire' Anne/Edward/Andrew ..they will be left to do as they are until they want to slow down or retire themselves.


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Old 04-21-2018, 11:46 PM
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:57 PM
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Not to be an instigator, but what does that even mean, take the lead. I mean those 6 already have the most attention anyways and the latter-mentioned are already treated as secondary, unfairly IMO. And it's not like the Queen's other children are going to just slow down their royal duties because Charles is now king; I am quite sure Andrew and Anne would not even think of it.
We are talking about a system that's predetermined by birth. Really don't think fair is the way to look at this. Andrew, Anne, Edward, and Sophie will carry on with their charities and support the monarchy at events as well, but it is the Cambridges and Harry and Meghan (whatever title they will be given) will be the ones to called upon to represent the monarch first and foremost.
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Old 04-22-2018, 12:32 AM
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We are getting off topic.

If you would like to discuss the role of the British Royal Family when Charles becomes King, please do so here
The Monarchy under Charles .

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Old 04-22-2018, 03:55 AM
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Normally the Queen doesn´t celebrate her birthday at the eventual date in April publicly. Why has it been done this year?

I really don´t know why the keep on presenting HM with these Pop artists (with the inevitable Miss Minogue and Tom Jones....)?! Wouldn´t it be nicer to give to one´s persons birthday (especially at that age) the music she´s really fond of?! But I guess military band music or some classical pieces won´t draw enough attention for telly watchers...
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:38 AM
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I've read that the Queen is very fond of songs and music from West End musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, so you're right, I doubt that would grab a TV audience today. My guess is that someone in the Palace thought that a big public birthday for HM's 92nd would be a great finale to a successful London CHOGM.
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:51 AM
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It was hosted as a finale to CHOGM and was designed to celebrate the Queen's birthday (at most likely her final ever CHOGM) with music from around the Commonwealth.
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:15 AM
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NO 92 year old should have to sit through such such tripe ! 'Shaggy' thrusting out his crotch [FFS].. Any and every 92 year old would surely have preferred a dignified Classical or 'Big Band' Concert...rather than this succession of unsuitable's . The DoE must have been DELIGHTED to have retirement as reason for not attending !

I've always thought the VERY worst penalty of being Royal is the need to appear to enjoy events that would 'try the patience of a saint', ESPECIALLY 'Royal Variety Performances'.
Personally, I'd happily sit through a hundred 'Memorial Services' at the Abbey, over one of those GHASTLY, 'soul draining' evenings...
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:26 AM
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Who is to say she isn't 'fond' of these performers?

Those who arranged the concert would surely have found out who she would like to listen to or see perform and arranged for exactly that.
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:35 AM
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Does anyone know if the song "People Will Say We're In Love" was performed? When I think of the Queen and music, I remember her liking show tunes especially this one from Oklahoma.

Even with the concert being staged especially with the Queen and her birthday in mind, there is also the element of the entire audience to consider. I'm sure there were good reasons for all the performers to be staged To be honest, I'd never heard of "Shaggy" but I would imagine my grandchildren may have. If it was a variety show, there would have been something that would suit every decade as I believe I heard it was done to salute music throughout all the decades of the Queen's reign.

To be honest, I would have rather stayed home myself and ran for a snack when stuff I didn't care for came on. The Queen didn't have that option.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:36 AM
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Queen Elizabeth starts the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon this morning

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Prince Harry meet the volunters of the London Marathon

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Prince Harry was at the finish line to see the Vivian Cheruiyot win the female elite race.

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That would be a bit rich though as she was heard calling her own mother 'mummy' well into her 70s. There was a documentary done for the Queen Mum's 100th birthday and they have a scene where the Queen says something like 'oh mummy' and she would have been older than Charles is now.
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I thought it was because he's done it before to get a laugh.
To be honest I just posted last night in a light-hearted manner as I noticed that the forums had been quite heated somewhat over the past week; so I was just trying to add in a little joke. I wasn't implying that HM would be thinking that negatively, or meant for it to be analysed more deeply.
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Queen rolls her eyes as Charles calls her Mummy:

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Well, we know from the program that he made for her 90th birthday that Charles calls calls his mother "mama" - pronounced "muhMA" so "mummy" was for the public's ears. Yes, he called her "mummy" at one of the Jubilees too, but that was for effect also.
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