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Old 11-15-2004, 12:28 AM
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im sure about if you like to pose pictures thread about Her Majesty the Queen's outfits evening dresses when she traveling for her state trips and also tiara too! please anythings pose of her HM Queen's engagement to Prince Philip till her marriages for more long times of her dresses.

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Old 11-15-2004, 01:14 PM
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Prince Philip reveals his driving passion

Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../ixportal.html

Prince Philip reveals his driving passion
By Caroline Davies
(Filed: 15/11/2004)


No one is more aware than Prince Philip of the rumours that he is to retire from the hazardous sport of competition carriage driving. They have, after all, been circulating for 20 years.

But now he has quashed them, firmly, in a book published this week on his passion for a sport that has often left him bruised but always beaming."I am getting old," he writes. "My reactions are getting slower and my memory is unreliable. But, I have not lost the sheer pleasure of driving a team through the British countryside."

Problems and disasters may lie ahead, he concedes, but: "I have been fortunate to have had a longer innings than most, and I have no intention of giving up while I have a team of willing ponies and dedicated grooms."

"What happens next is anyone's guess," he concludes.

What seems likely to happen is that next year, having notched up four score years and four, he will be competing in the World Pony Driving Championships.

His performance this year has put him well on course to qualify.

This feat sits oddly with his revelation that he retired from polo at 50 having "watched and played with several elderly gentlemen who seemed determined to go on playing until they dropped dead in the saddle" and vowing not to follow their example.

The book – 30 Years On and Off The Box Seat – details how, after being asked, as president of the International Equestrian Federation, to help compile rules for the increasingly popular sport, he found himself hooked.

He borrowed five Cleveland Bays from the Royal Mews, along with a set of neck collar harnesses and a big wooden carriage called the Balmoral Dogcart, and off he went.

There were teething problems, most notably getting his horses to cross water, an essential requirement for competitions which comprise a tough schedule of dressage, precision-driving through cones and a cross-country marathon obstacle course.

"It must be remembered these were ceremonial horses and their only experience of water was limited to avoiding puddles in London streets," he writes.

Having personally designed a water crossing for Home Park at Windsor, he got them across by shaking sugar lumps on the other side.

Less successful was the water crossing he devised at Sandringham, where the two leaders of his team of four jumped the ditch and parted company with the carriage.

"I was still clutching the reins when this happened so I was heaved bodily across the ditch and dumped more or less on dry land, where the horses set off to explore Norfolk.

"One of them was stopped by my daughter, who happened to be riding in the vicinity and, guessing that Father had come unstuck somewhere, rode to the rescue."

At the "grand old age of 65" and finding himself "the oldest competitor on the international circuit", he sent his horses back to the Mews and press-ganged the Fell ponies at Balmoral into active service.

Having spent the stag-hunting season lugging carcasses, they arrived south "round as barrels and extremely hairy" – a slight drawback in the dressage stakes.

Twenty years on, he is still as passionate about and as successful as ever with his ponies.

Part of the pleasure, he admits, is introducing friends to the sport. By far his most famous convert is Lady Romsey, who is often mischievously referred to in gossip columns as his "carriage driving partner", although they do not compete together.

Ten years ago she asked him about his "driving thing". He lent her a carriage and set about overseeing her progress. He had an inauspicious start as her coach when, introducing her to the art of taking the team through water at Windsor, the "shackle" came off and the "swingle trees" fell on to the leaders' hind legs.

"I had buckled the reins together, so I was able to hold on to them for a short time, but my arms were getting longer and longer and I was halfway over the dashboard," he recalls.

"The next thing I knew, we were heading straight for a fence. Luckily the leaders decided against jumping it and turned sharp right instead …

"This sudden turn caused me to leave the carriage, describing a graceful parabola through the air and into the long grass."

Meanwhile his pupil and the girl groom were left with the galloping wheelers – the back two of the four – and unable to do anything to stop them.

One of the major challenges he has faced is fitting his hobby around official duties and family functions.

There were a complicated few days in 2000 when he had to open a new pavilion for the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes on a Thursday, attend the Queen Mother's 100th birthday lunch on the Friday and be at Lowther in Carlisle to walk the marathon course in advance of a competition.

He ended up travelling by train to Carlisle on Wednesday and had a practice run on Thursday morning.

He flew by helicopter to Cowes that afternoon, dashed to London for the lunch at Clarence House on the Friday "after which I rushed back to Lowther by helicopter, arriving with 30 minutes to spare before starting my dressage test".

He admits that his thoughts have turned to retirement from time to time. When he was 82, his old green horsebox and trailer needed replacing, and that would be an "excellent excuse" he thought. "But then I thought, perhaps unreasonably, that I would be damned if I was forced to give up just because the horsebox and trailer had run out of puff."

"You may well wonder," he writes, "why I have continued to compete for quite so many years. The simple answer is that I have enjoyed every moment of it, or, more accurately, almost every moment of it. It gets me into the fresh air and it keeps me reasonably fit.

"I suppose I could just drive about the country but the challenge of the competition is a great inducement to get out and practise, even when the weather conditions might be a bit discouraging."

•30 Years On and Off The Box Seat by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, is published by J.A. Allen, Ј25.
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:52 AM
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November 16, 2004: Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception at the Buckingham Palace, as a unique gathering, organized by ARC and World Bank, to broker new partnerships between churches and secular groups to help African ecology and development. EPA/Fiona Hanson UK AND IRELAND OUT.
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Old 11-17-2004, 02:04 AM
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Tomorrow,French president Jacques Chirac will be on his official visit to UK.This is not a State Visit.The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will receive The President and his wife at Windsor Castle.Hope some nice pics!
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Old 11-18-2004, 01:02 AM
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Fox Hunting Ban

The Royals are famed for their love of fox hunting but the tradition is now facing a complete ban in the UK. What do other forumistas think about the ban on fox hunting?
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Old 11-18-2004, 10:16 AM
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LONDON - NOVEMBER 18: French President Jacques Chirac (R) and The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip inspect the French Republican Guard November 18, 2004 at the Foreign Office London, England. Chirac is on a two-day visit to the United Kingdom to mark the climax of centenary celebrations of the Entente Cordiale between the two nations.
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Old 11-18-2004, 11:36 AM
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I'm in favor of it. It's not just hunting its torture to the poor creature. It's a very out-dated sport I think and I also think that the fact the Queen enjoys that stuff is so unattractive.
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Old 11-18-2004, 12:47 PM
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I hope the ban fox is forever!!!
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Old 11-18-2004, 01:57 PM
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The Queen doesn't go hunting. Prince Charles and his sons do. Other hunting royals are - I think - Princess Anne and.... Princess Alexandra? I'm not sure.
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Old 11-18-2004, 05:44 PM
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November 18, 2004, WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM: French President Jacques Chirac, his wife, Bernadette attended a dinner at Windsor Castle, with Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh. Chirac's visit to Britain marked the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, struck between the two nations after centuries of warfare.
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Philip welcome the arrival of Chirac not The Queen?
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I think that this ban is just politics at its most cynical. Labour is trying to please its supporters in urban areas by doing something that doesn't cost the government anything in terms of money but makes middle-class urban voters feel they've given the toffs in the country a good kicking; it's cheaper than doing something constructive for urban voters. By doing this, they're just fanning the flames of class warfare and getting support from one part of the country on the basis of division. It's also the latest in a long string of things Blair has been doing that gets rid of a uniquely British tradition and makes Britain that much more like the rest of Europe. By the time he finally gets the UK into the European Union, we'll already have been assimilated in every way that matters.

As to the matter of foxes, if they really are rural pests, which it seems as if they are, they're going to have to be kept under control somehow. They'll have to be shot (which means more country people keeping and using guns) or trapped (which is very inhumane) or poisoned (which runs the risk of poisons getting into streams or being eaten by dogs or other animals that aren't the intended targets, or even by children) or artificially infected as was done with rabbits in Australia (which isn't the world's pleasantest way to die either) or kept down in some other way. The hunting ban is a masterpiece of style over substance, but then that's the hallmark of the present government (in my opinion, of course).

I gather Charles stopped Camilla from attending the Countrywide March in London last year because the royal family and its close - um - friends can't be seen to be interfering in politics, but it'll be interesting to see what happens in the longer term.
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Philip welcome the arrival of Chirac not The Queen?
This is what I got from gettyimages...

Chirac was 30 minutes late for the engagement, therefore the Queen didn't greet him at the entrance.
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5) Queen Elizabeth and Jacques Chirac arrive in the Waterloo Chamber of the Windsor Castle for a royal command performance of the musical Les Miserables.
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But very nice pics!Her Majesty wear that dress twice time.She has worn on her State Visit to France in april and now on his visit to Uk,she wear again.
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Tomorrow will be The Queen and Prince Philip's 57 Wedding Anniversary.Happy for them.Wish all the happiness for them.
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Happy anniversary of wedding to HM Queen and Prince Philip and more best wishes.

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I think that this ban is just politics at its most cynical. Labour is trying to please its supporters in urban areas by doing something that doesn't cost the government anything in terms of money but makes middle-class urban voters feel they've given the toffs in the country a good kicking; it's cheaper than doing something constructive for urban voters. By doing this, they're just fanning the flames of class warfare and getting support from one part of the country on the basis of division. It's also the latest in a long string of things Blair has been doing that gets rid of a uniquely British tradition and makes Britain that much more like the rest of Europe. By the time he finally gets the UK into the European Union, we'll already have been assimilated in every way that matters.

As to the matter of foxes, if they really are rural pests, which it seems as if they are, they're going to have to be kept under control somehow. They'll have to be shot (which means more country people keeping and using guns) or trapped (which is very inhumane) or poisoned (which runs the risk of poisons getting into streams or being eaten by dogs or other animals that aren't the intended targets, or even by children) or artificially infected as was done with rabbits in Australia (which isn't the world's pleasantest way to die either) or kept down in some other way. The hunting ban is a masterpiece of style over substance, but then that's the hallmark of the present government (in my opinion, of course).

I gather Charles stopped Camilla from attending the Countrywide March in London last year because the royal family and its close - um - friends can't be seen to be interfering in politics, but it'll be interesting to see what happens in the longer term.
I think the whole foxhunting debate is out of proportion, a fox very often escapes and when one is caught by the hounds I admit it is not pleasant. What I find strange is that people are only bothered by the cruel death of a few foxes while they are totally disinterested in the suffering of animals in abattoirs, the long hours (days) they are transported from one end of europe to the other end to a slaughterhouse in Italy or Spain, the castration of piglets without aenesthetic. The often needless testing in labs on animals. Once sat at dinner with a woman who works for Johnson & Johnson in Belgium and she talked about how she would grab a beagle by the scruff of his neck etc. I asked her to stop talking about is but she would not.
& the total irony that a few backbenchers threatend to resign for a few foxes but no backbencher threatens to do so for the death of thousands of people in Irak. (sorry totally off topic, not a word about royals)
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I'm in favor of it. It's not just hunting its torture to the poor creature. It's a very out-dated sport I think and I also think that the fact the Queen enjoys that stuff is so unattractive.
That's fine but what about the thousands of hounds throughout Great Britain that are going to lose their lives? There are also hundreds of horses that will finish up in the knackers yard because they are no longer required.

Hopefully farmers who lose lambs, calves, foals & countless chickens to the foxy predators will publish photographs of their mutilated corpses in the press and on the internet to show just how ridiculous this legislation is...
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i do not know if she ever for any designer fashion
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