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Old 08-03-2005, 12:01 PM
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Some of the Queen's non-winners continue to run with her colours, while others are sold to other owners.
I don't think that the Queen has her horses killed to make dog-food. I know that there places where horses live after their career.
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Old 08-03-2005, 02:10 PM
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That's the problem, once you sell a horse to another owner you don't know where the horse is going. (And sometimes even if the new owner promises, the horse still winds up being slaughtered.)

I get sick thinking of thinking these magnificent creatures being killed. (I know, what's the difference between a horse and a cow, or any other farm animal that has lived out its purpose... it's not logical but emotional on my part.)
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:48 PM
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Horses

lol well it'd save a bundle on corgi food, so you never know!
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:16 PM
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Balmoral

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from hellomagazine.com

Tourists Bump the Queen From Her Balmoral Retreat

http://hellomagazine.com/royalty/200...ueenelizabeth/

Can't they plan things more carefully? I don't think it's so difficult.
Last year there was that story that she ate at the canteen with the tourists; this year she can't even enter the castle because she has to wait for the security matters.
Poor Queen, I symphathise with her. Fortunately, the lodge seems very nice.
Where is Philip? Still in England or what? They never talk about him.
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Can't they plan things more carefully? I don't think it's so difficult.
Last year there was that story that she ate at the canteen with the tourists; this year she can't even enter the castle because she has to wait for the security matters.
Poor Queen, I symphathise with her. Fortunately, the lodge seems very nice.
Where is Philip? Still in England or what? They never talk about him.
I think he's in Cowes, Isle of Wight for the Cowes Week Regatta.
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:06 PM
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I think he's in Cowes, Isle of Wight for the Cowes Week Regatta.
He arrived at Cowes on 31 July (I found a picture). I don't know if he's staying there all the week, but it's likely. Then he has an engagement in Edinburgh on 8 August. Another one in London on 15th and the last one in Aberdeen on 21st.
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lol well it'd save a bundle on corgi food, so you never know!
I think that's part of what the game shot at Balmoral and Sandringham is for (venison, etc.). I don't so much mind the wild animals being shot, since there is a need for numbers management (once again, I know I'm being contradictory -- "poor horse, but yummy Bambi").
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I think that's part of what the game shot at Balmoral and Sandringham is for (venison, etc.). I don't so much mind the wild animals being shot, since there is a need for numbers management (once again, I know I'm being contradictory -- "poor horse, but yummy Bambi").
I think that the meat from wild animals is eaten by people only. Feeding dogs with it, it would be a waste. There's dog food for them.
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Perhaps someone else is more informed on this than I am, ElisaR. Anybody know what the corgis eat?

I know here (I live in Iowa where we have an over-abundance of deer) that some deer are taken from hunters and used to feed people in jail and prison. And they object! Personally, I don't mind eating deer, I just don't want to kill it.
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The room she receives ambassadors (and Howard) in is the Blue Drawing Room.
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Her Majesty the Queen has a new representative in Canada. Prime Minister Paul Martin has asked the Queen's approval to appoint Michaelle Jean, a 48 year old Quebecer of African descent who is journalist best known for her work on CBC's Passionite Eye. It is expected Ms. Jean will be sworn in on October 1st and have her first meeting with Her Majesty the Queen in September.
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Yes, I just heard the news! That is wonderful. It will be nice to have a young Governor General for a change. She has always seemed like a very approachable person - she will be a refreshing change.

CBC has more information:

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/natio.../gg050803.html
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The corgis eat cute little bunnies.
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:27 AM
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Yes! maybe she won't waste money like Adreinne Clarkson.
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The room she receives ambassadors (and Howard) in is the Blue Drawing Room.

Thank you. :)
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Yes, I just heard the news! That is wonderful. It will be nice to have a young Governor General for a change. She has always seemed like a very approachable person - she will be a refreshing change.

CBC has more information:

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/natio.../gg050803.html
Yes Squidgy that's very good news!
Im very happy with the PM's choice.
Although I must say that I love Adrienne Clarkson too. I know some people have criticized her in the past but even her critics admit that she has brought the office of the Governor General in Canada the highest profile in decades.
I was amazed to learn that she took part in 900 official events in one year alone! (I think it was 2003?) She has represented her office and country with grace and dignity and I think for that she deserves a lot of praise. Before her I couldnt care less about who the Governor General was.
And its so amazing to see our Governors General reflect the diversity of Canada. I think Michael Jean will do a great job.
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From the Queen's official website:

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA

4 August 2005
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Canada, has been pleased to approve the appointment of Ms MichaŽlle Jean as the next Governor General of Canada.

Ms Jean will serve in succession to the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and will assume office on 27 September 2005.

Background
MichaŽlle Jean was born in Port au Prince, Haiti. As a young child in 1968, she had to leave her country with her family and subsequently settled in Canada.

Ms Jean received a Bachelor of Arts in Italian and Hispanic languages and literature, and continued her studies towards a Master of Arts in comparative literature from the University of Montreal. From 1984 to 1986, she taught at the Faculty of Italian Studies of the same university, as well as undertaking research at the University of Perouse, the University of Florence and the Catholic University of Milan. She is fluent in five languages: French, English, Italian, Spanish and Creole.

MichaŽlle Jean also worked for eight years from 1979 to 1987 with Quťbec shelters for battered women, taking in and supporting women and children in crisis, while actively contributing to the establishment of a network of emergency shelters throughout Quťbec and elsewhere in Canada. She was also involved in aid organisations for immigrant women and families.
For the past 18 years, Ms Jean has been a well-known and highly regarded journalist, anchor and host of information programmes on Radio-Canada and CBC Newsworld. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to Canadian broadcasting and journalism.

MichaŽlle Jean is married to Jean-Daniel Lafond, a former professor of philosophy, a film critic, a specialist in the audio-visual field, a documentary film maker, and a writer. They have a daughter, Marie-Eden, who is six years old. MichaŽlle Jean's family also includes Mr. Lafond's two daughters from a previous marriage and his two grandchildren.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4371.asp
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Appointment of new Governor General

August 4, 2005
Ottawa, Ontario
Prime Minister Paul Martin announced today that, on his recommendation, Her Majesty the Queen is pleased to approve the appointment of Ms. MichaŽlle Jean as the 27th Governor General of Canada. Ms. Jean will serve in succession to the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson.

The installation of Ms. Jean as Governor General will occur on September 27, 2005 in the Senate Chamber.

For more info, bio, and a high-res. pic of GG designate:
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Wow. SHe looks like a nice person! Congrats you guys. So can someone explain what is a overnor general. Like what is the American equivalent?
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The Governor General is the Queen Representative in Canada (or Australia New Zealand ect) She will sign all bills into law and is the commander in chief of the armed forces.

The equivalent in the states would be in some way the president but the GG has no real powers. She would never veto a law for example and she would never instruct the armed forces without permission from the Prime Minister. She does the same job as the Queen does in England. She also dissolves parliament and calls elections.

The website for the GG in Canada is www.gg.ca that has more information about the job and the current GG Adrienne Clarkson
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