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Lovely colour on QE today!

Today Queen Elizabeth II holds boarded HMS Endurance with Admiral Sir Alan West in Portsmouth to review the fleet. 167 ships from the Royal Navy and 35 nations are taking part in the International Fleet Review at Spithead, off Portsmouth, as part of the Trafalgar 200 celebrations this week.

A lovely colour on the Queen!

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Thanks lots for the new pics,GrandDuchess.They are really lovely.And the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales are there too.She has a new hat too.
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The third picture posted by GrandDuchess features Italian school ship "Amerigo Vespucci".


There are great pictures also on the BBC site. This is the page: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4627453.stm#
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MIRROR NEWSPAPER


28 June 2005
QUEEN JOINS TRAFALGAR CELEBRATIONS
By Steve Purcell
More than 250,000 spectators lined the shores of the Solent today as the Queen reviewed an international fleet to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar.

The Queen, in her role as Lord High Admiral, boarded HMS Endurance along with Prince Philip to inspect a total of 167 naval, merchant and tall ships from 35 countries.

The highlight of the celebrations, marking Admiral Nelson's 1805 victory over France and Spain, is to be a re-enactment of the famous sea battle due to be fought this evening.







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POMPEY PRIDE: The tall ships gather in advance of mock battle


But the Son et Lumiere mock sea battle was criticised by the 75-year-old great, great, great granddaughter of Admiral Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Anna Tribe said the decision to set the battle between "red" and "blue" teams rather than a straight re-enactment was "political correctness" and "pretty stupid."

"I am sure the French and Spanish are adult enough to appreciate we did win that battle," she said.

The battle will involve a fleet of 17 ships from five nations, including 17 tall ships, blazing broadsides, gun smoke, and state of the art pyrotechnics.

Nelson's flagship Victory will be depicted by the Grand Turk, a replica 18th-century frigate, which has appeared in television dramas Longitude and Hornblower.

The ship was struck by lightning during storms along the south coast as she made her way to Portsmouth.







FLYING THE FLAG: A signal for the review ships in the Solent


In a written message, the Queen said: "Admiral Lord Nelson's supreme qualities of seamanship, leadership with humanity and courage in the face of danger are shared among our maritime community today. He could wish for no greater legacy."

Today's event follows a long tradition of reviews of the fleet at Spithead, dating back to medieval times. The last was in 1977 to mark the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Ships have been arriving for the review for days, along with thousands of spectator yachts.

The vessels, including the French flagship Charles de Gaulle, several aircraft carriers, six nuclear-powered warships, and Dame Ellen MacArthur's record-breaking yacht B&Q, are lined up at the Spithead mooring in the Solent, with between 25,000 and 30,000 sailors on board.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were also among the royals witnessing the fleet review from onboard navy ships.

After the formal review, the tall ships will weigh anchor and move to their positions for the period battle enactment off Southsea.

As they sail, there will be an air display by the Red Arrows and other planes and the Queen will transfer to HMS Invincible for a reception.







SOLENT NIGHT: Sunset over the Solent
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Britain marks 200th anniversary of its greatest sea victory with Battle of Trafalgar reenactment

THOMAS WAGNER
Associated Press Writer
In this photo released by the Royal Mint of Lord Nelson's Great, Great, Great Granddaughter, Anna Tribe, who is pictured on board the prestigious HMS Victory (on which he died) in Portsmouth, England, Monday, June 27 2005. She holds the new 5 pound ($US 9.14) Trafalgar coin, issued by Britain's Royal Mint to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, ahead of Tuesday's international fleet review by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is not intended for everyday use but is, rather, a commemorative keepsake of an historic event. (AP Photo / Kiran Ridley, Royal Mint, HO)
PORTSMOUTH, England — An international fleet of warships — from high-tech aircraft carriers to an 18th-century frigate — moved into position ahead of a mock sea battle Tuesday to mark 200 years since the Battle of Trafalgar.

Nearly 170 ships crowded the waters off Portsmouth on England's south coast to commemorate Adm. Horatio Nelson's stunning victory over Napoleon Bonaparte's French and Spanish forces — regarded as a turning point in modern European history.

The rout contributed to Napoleon's eventual downfall and gave Britain naval supremacy for more than 100 years.

Ahead of the mock battle, Queen Elizabeth II, in her role as Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, reviewed the fleet from aboard the icebreaker HMS Endurance, along with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

In a written message, the queen said the presence of such a large international fleet showed how highly other nations regarded Nelson, one of Britain's greatest military heroes.

"Admiral Lord Nelson's supreme qualities of seamanship, leadership with humanity and courage in the face of danger are shared among our maritime community today. He could wish for no greater legacy," the monarch said.

The fleet included 109 British vessels and 58 ships from 35 other countries. Three aircraft carriers — Britain's Invincible, France's Charles de Gaulle and America's Harry S. Truman — were among the warships gathered off Portsmouth, along with numerous historic tall ships. The event was also attended by 57 heads of foreign navies.

Thousands of spectators gathered to watch under bright, sunny skies.

"I'm amazed to see that so many countries sent ships to help us celebrate the victory," said Dave Pullen, 30, a refuse collector from a nearby town who took the day off work to see the celebration with his wife and 11-month-old daughter.

"Given all the fighting going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, it's nice to see so many warships from so many countries that don't intend to destroy one another," he said. "It's a great sign of good will and peace."

The mock sea battle Tuesday evening involves 10 tons of gunpowder, state-of-the-art pyrotechnics and the 17 tall ships, including a replica 18th-century frigate portraying HMS Victory, the flagship that Nelson commanded.

Tuesday's grand finale includes 10,000 fireworks fired from 35 pontoons and six barges in the waterway, and all the ships in the fleet illuminated with lights.

During the battle, a bullet entered Nelson's shoulder, pierced his lung and came to rest at the base of his spine. But the admiral didn't die until after the battle ended with a British victory during which the Franco-Spanish alliance lost 22 ships and the British none.

France and Britain have long forged an alliance since the Battle of Trafalgar, but British-French rivalry remains strong, as shown by their latest public feud over the European Union budget. Anniversary organizers worked hard to avoid touching it off.

They decided not to carry out a precise re-enactment of the famous battle with a victor and a loser, instead opting for a sea battle pitting an unidentified red navy against an unnamed blue one.

That irritated Anna Tribe, 75, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Nelson and his famous lover, Emma Hamilton, the wife of a British ambassador.

"I am sure the French and Spanish are adult enough to appreciate we did win that battle," Tribe said. "I am anti-political correctness. Very much against it. It makes fools of us."

However, Britain's most senior naval officer defended the event.

"I thought in the summer, when it's good weather, we would have a large fleet review and get a lot of nations in, because that is the way we are employed around the world now, fighting terrorism, working with our close allies," First Sea Lord Adm. Sir Alan West told British Broadcasting Corp. radio.

"Nelson would have approved of that, to get the maritime back in the public eye."

French Vice Adm. Jacques Mazars, in charge of five vessels taking part, said the point of such a ceremony isn't to put British forces on one side, and French and Spanish ones on the other, or to rekindle a rivalry, but to have today's allies celebrate a historical moment when both camps showed bravery.

The mock battle kicks off a long season of festivities in Britain marking the bicentennial of the Battle of Trafalgar, which took place Oct. 21, 1805, off Cape Trafalgar, a low headland in southwest Spain.

Nelson won a series of stunning naval successes against France and Spain that culminated in Trafalgar, during which he shattered the combined enemy fleet by taking it head-on. The victory arguably ended any hope of an invasion of Britain by Napoleon, enabling the British empire to grow. Napoleon's final defeat came on land at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
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PORTSMOUTH, England (AFP) - Hundreds of ships from around the world anchored off the English coast to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar when the British navy defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet.


The commemoration comes after Britain and France engaged in bitter spats earlier this month over the European Union budget and as the two countries compete to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

In ceremonies that heeded the sensitivities of the defeated countries, Queen Elizabeth II honoured Admiral Horatio Nelson's courage, seamanship and leadership rather than his victory at Trafalgar off the southern Spanish coast on October 21, 1805.

Such qualities "are shared among our maritime community today," the queen said in a written message before carrying out the largest peacetime naval review in British history.

Atop the deck of an Antarctic survey ship, she inspected aircraft carriers, battleships, wooden tall ships, ocean liners, yachts and other vessels assembled off the southern port of Portsmouth.

Many among the 250,000 people who lined the shores of the Solent channel gave three cheers when the monarch, wearing a light-blue outfit and clasping a broad-brimmed hat in the breeze, set sail for the fleet review.

Peter Workman, chairman of the International Festival of the Sea which organised the ceremonies, admitted his plans for the events "got a little bit watered down" to avoid offending France and Spain.

But Workman also said the show had enjoyed increased media coverage thanks to critics who scoffed at plans to re-enact skirmishes later Tuesday involving "red" and "blue" teams of tall ships without explicit national symbols.

Foremost among those denouncing the event as politically correct was Anna Tribe, 75, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Admiral Nelson, who was shot and killed by a sniper's bullet at Trafalgar.

"I think the idea of the blue team fighting the red team is pretty stupid," said the 75-year-old descendant of Nelson and his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton.

Workman said it was a "shame not to be more up front" with the commemoration.

"It is one of those things where people were a little bit too sensitive to what the French might feel about it. This is a period in history where sensitivity is to the fore," he said.

"This is a shared experience: there were heroes on every side at Trafalgar," he added.

In addition to the 67 British warships taking up position in the Solent, there were 43 foreign ships, from countries including the United States, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia, Canada, South Korea, India and South Africa.

Also participating were replicas of the tall-masted and canvas sail wooden ships of the period, including from Britain, France and Spain.

The battle recreation later Tuesday will finish with a blaze of lights, smoke, cannon and fireworks to represent the hostilities and the great storm both sides had to contend with after the battle.

Double the amount of pyrotechnics used at the 2004 Athens Olympics will be set off, too costly even to rehearse.



And it is just the first of a six-day festival planned for the port city, home of the British Royal Navy.

The epic Battle of Trafalgar finished the threat of invasion by emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's France and established British naval supremacy for the next century.

The British did not lose a single ship, while 18 opposing vessels were destroyed. Some 14,000 French and Spanish sailors died, 10 times the British casualties.

Lieutenant Mick Malone, the damage control officer aboard HMS Illustrious aircraft carrier taking part in the review, said: "Nelson is such a talked about figure because he was such an inspirational and charismatic leader. "His principles and his ethos of leadership from the front is very much carried on now."

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Lovely coat and hat- perfectly pastel....
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The dress looks very nice on her. The hat is very simple, but also very nice. Sometime its nice just to keep it simple.
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the queen as always looks wonderful but I have to say that coat is very heavy fabric for this time of year.
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HM looks cool in the sunglasses.LOL
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She is so lovely. I love the blue dress.
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HM looks cool in the sunglasses.LOL
My thoughts exactly! (She's rocking those sunglasses! lol)
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From Scotsman.com:
Queen previews Stubbs' Exibition

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The Queen today opened an art exhibition close to her heart.
She was given a royal preview, at London’s National Gallery, of a collection of paintings by George Stubbs featuring horses.
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