The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #101  
Old 05-29-2006, 05:29 AM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Two princes at play in the royal generation game

There are 63 years between them, but Prince Philip showed his grandson Prince Harry that age need never dampen the will to win - and it's the winning that counts.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...9/nroyal29.xml
__________________

  #102  
Old 05-29-2006, 10:57 AM
Australian's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 2,152
WELL-WISHERS marked Queen Elizabeth's 80th birthday with outpourings of respect but The Duke of Edinburgh is instead facing a book counting down 60 years of his greatest gaffes.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117...49-401,00.html

this should be an entertaining read!
__________________

  #103  
Old 05-29-2006, 11:17 AM
ysbel's Avatar
Heir Apparent
TRF Author
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 5,386
I don't know; it seems mean-spririted but I guess if its published then there is an audience that likes that stuff. I was actually more impressed by the testimonies the men that served with Prince Philip in World War II gave. It gave a fuller picture of a man that while undeniably sharp-tongued, underwent hardship and was very loyal to his mates.

Of course, people that are in the market for a book of Philip's gaffes wouldn't care for these testimonies because the testamonies don't fall into the trap of describing Prince Philip as a caricature rather than a flesh and blood person.
__________________
"One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety."
-- Deepak Chopra
  #104  
Old 05-29-2006, 11:25 AM
Australian's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 2,152
Quote:
Originally Posted by ysbel
I don't know; it seems mean-spririted but I guess if its published then there is an audience that likes that stuff. I was actually more impressed by the testimonies the men that served with Prince Philip in World War II gave. It gave a fuller picture of a man that while undeniably sharp-tongued, underwent hardship and was very loyal to his mates.

Of course, people that are in the market for a book of Philip's gaffes wouldn't care for these testimonies because the testamonies don't fall into the trap of describing Prince Philip as a caricature rather than a flesh and blood person.
Well personally, I am someone who is interested in those testimonies but i am also someone who would be interested in his quick-witted sayings. I don't think it's mean spirited, just a bit of comic relief. I don't think it is meant to be taken seriously and afterall, the reason why many people admire this man is because of his frankness.
  #105  
Old 05-29-2006, 11:32 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago, United States
Posts: 289
Australian, I whole heartedly agree. Most of his comments are taken out of context, which makes the statements appear offensive to a lot of people. Being PC can be so boring, it refreshing to read his comments. I'm putting the book on my Christmas/birthday wish list.
  #106  
Old 05-29-2006, 03:32 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Duke to visit Lackham for Jubilee reception

THE Duke of Edinburgh will be in north Wiltshire this summer to help raise money for a scheme he set up 50 years ago.

http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news..._reception.php
  #107  
Old 05-29-2006, 04:04 PM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: THOMPSONS STATION, United States
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by ysbel
I don't know; it seems mean-spririted but I guess if its published then there is an audience that likes that stuff. I was actually more impressed by the testimonies the men that served with Prince Philip in World War II gave. It gave a fuller picture of a man that while undeniably sharp-tongued, underwent hardship and was very loyal to his mates.

Of course, people that are in the market for a book of Philip's gaffes wouldn't care for these testimonies because the testamonies don't fall into the trap of describing Prince Philip as a caricature rather than a flesh and blood person.
Prince Philip is an open and honest man. I don't think he is ashamed of his "gaffes". He spoke his mind. Sometimes, it was quite fitting, but now who cares. The man is going to be 85. He has served Great Britain well. He was an outstanding Naval Officer. He is discreet when need be and loyal. Some of his children could have used some of his inner fortitude and loyalty.
  #108  
Old 05-29-2006, 04:16 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Bridge too far for Victoria honoured by Prince Philip

QUEEN Victoria, by all accounts, was not amused by its design. But next week a prominent member...

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=778922006
  #109  
Old 05-29-2006, 04:19 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by AuroraB
Australian, I whole heartedly agree. Most of his comments are taken out of context, which makes the statements appear offensive to a lot of people. Being PC can be so boring, it refreshing to read his comments. I'm putting the book on my Christmas/birthday wish list.
Me too! Most of the people he makes his jokey comments to, understand and think they are funny, like Jomo Kenyatta.
  #110  
Old 05-30-2006, 03:37 AM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,906
Liberia's president to meet with Queen Elizabeth II

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrived Monday in Britain for a three-day visit to meet with Queen Elizabeth II as well as with government officials for talks about aid. Johnson Sirleaf, the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa 's history, greeted supporters in central London .
http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/...1186-meeting-0


Taste of India in queen's birthday menu?

Delicious and spicy Indian food is so popular in Britain that it is all set to figure in the 'Great British Menu' that would be served to Queen Elizabeth and her 300 guests on her birthday on June 17.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...ow/1587519.cms
__________________
Queen Elizabeth: "I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations." God, Save The Queen!
  #111  
Old 05-31-2006, 10:16 AM
fanletizia's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 4,270
Queen Elizabeth II (R) receives the President of Liberia, Mrs Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who is the country's first woman President, at Buckingham Palace in London, 31 May 2006

from anp
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	3148529.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	37.5 KB
ID:	246236  
  #112  
Old 05-31-2006, 09:53 PM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,906
Royal approval for the new regiment

A beating Retreat formation parade in Preston, freedom marches through city centres, soldiers reporting for duty in Liverpool, Manchester and Tameside - and a meeting with the Queen.
http://icseftonandwestlancs.icnetwor...name_page.html


Winner's toilet turnaround

Director Michael Winner invited a cleaner to tea yesterday to make up for snubbing an honour from Queen Elizabeth II because it's "what you get if you clean toilets well".
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/31052006/36...urnaround.html
__________________
Queen Elizabeth: "I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations." God, Save The Queen!
  #113  
Old 06-02-2006, 08:06 AM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
It's the 53rd anniversary of the Queens coronation today! Congratulations on 53 years of a job well done. :)
  #114  
Old 06-02-2006, 01:23 PM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydragon
It's the 53rd anniversary of the Queens coronation today! Congratulations on 53 years of a job well done. :)
Congratulations!!! Let us celebrate many more anniversaries of Her Majesty's coronation in the years to come! :) :) :)
__________________
Queen Elizabeth: "I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations." God, Save The Queen!
  #115  
Old 06-02-2006, 05:09 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Pictures from the Queens and Philip's visit to The Eden Project. 1st June 2006. Photo's from wireimage






  #116  
Old 06-03-2006, 09:17 AM
HMQueenElizabethII's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ryde, Australia
Posts: 3,784
Her Majesty the Queen today attended the the Vodaphone Epsom Derby on June 3, 2006 in Epsom, England.
From Getty Images Editorial.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	01.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	38.6 KB
ID:	246623   Click image for larger version

Name:	03.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	41.6 KB
ID:	246624   Click image for larger version

Name:	04.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	40.4 KB
ID:	246625  
__________________
"God save our Gracious Queen,
Long live our Noble Queen,
God save The Queen"
God save Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  #117  
Old 06-03-2006, 09:31 AM
Juanita's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ..., Portugal
Posts: 1,762
Quote:
Originally Posted by HMQueenElizabethII
Her Majesty the Queen today attended the the Vodaphone Epsom Derby on June 3, 2006 in Epsom, England.
From Getty Images Editorial.
What a busy lady!
The Queen looks very good in these purple outfit!
I admire her for all her work as a Queen and her devotion to her country! :)
__________________
"If you want something, go get it"
  #118  
Old 06-06-2006, 03:27 PM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,906
this is one of the funniest article I have ever read!

Is Prince Philip a god?

High in a mist-shrouded mountain village, an ancient tribe patiently awaits the return of its divine leader.

He is no mere mortal like themselves, dressed as they are in and straw sheaths to protect their modesty — rather, they believe he is the human face of an ancestral spirit who left their island many moons ago to look for a bride. Their legend tells how this spiritual ancestor ended up in England — and eventually married a queen. Which explains why the Duke of Edinburgh, who is well aware of his role as a god in the eyes of the Yaohnanen tribe, has established a curious relationship with these people, who dwell in a simple village in the centre of the Vanuatu island of Tanna in the South Pacific.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770

Britain's Prince Philip to celebrate 85th birthday in private

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Saturday in private at Windsor Castle west of London, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...45&sec=apworld

Man (110) parties with whiskey, cigs

Henry Allingham, Britain's oldest man and oldest surviving veteran of World War I, celebrated his 110th birthday on Tuesday with tributes from Queen Elizabeth II and a military flypast.
http://iafrica.com/news/worldnews/503541.htm
__________________
Queen Elizabeth: "I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations." God, Save The Queen!
  #119  
Old 06-07-2006, 03:17 PM
Heidi P.'s Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Columbia, United States
Posts: 244
Philip looks fantastic for 85 years of age!
  #120  
Old 06-07-2006, 03:47 PM
fanletizia's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 4,270
Queen Elizabeth II receives Ecuador's Ambassador to Britain Dr Teodoro Maldonado Reira, at Buckingham Palace, in central London Wednesday June 7, 2006

Queen Elizabeth II (L) receives poet Fleur Adcock (back R) from New Zealand and Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion, at Buckingham Palace, in central London, 07 June 2006. Miss Adcock was presented with The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.


from polfoto and profimedia
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageHandlerServlet.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	73.3 KB
ID:	247537   Click image for larger version

Name:	NWS-1039914.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	78.2 KB
ID:	247599  
__________________

Closed Thread

Tags
duke of edinburgh, elizabeth ii, prince philip, queen elizabeth ii


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh Current Events 23: July 2011-June 2012 Zonk Current Events Archive 916 06-03-2012 08:03 AM
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh Current Events 9: December 2005-April 2006 Martine Current Events Archive 198 04-14-2006 04:08 PM
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh Current Events 7: July-September 2005 Elspeth Current Events Archive 192 09-16-2005 09:37 PM
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh Current Events 6: June-July 2005 Martine Current Events Archive 193 07-22-2005 11:20 PM




Popular Tags
albania andrew scott cooper ascot 2016 best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit birthday brunei carl philip coup d'etat crown princess mary crown princess mary eveningwear crown princess mary fashion denmark duchess of cambridge duke of cambridge dutch fashion poll history jewels king abdullah ii king carl gustaf and queen silvia king willem-alexander member introduction monarchy new zealand norway november 2016 october 2016 picture of the week prince charles princess charlene princess marie princess mary princess mary casual style princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats princess mette-marit fashion and style princess sofia princess victoria celebrates her 39th birthday princess victorias daytime fashion queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen margrethe queen mathilde queen mathilde in jordan queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queenmother queen rania queen rania dresses queen rania fashion queen silvia september 2016 state visit state visit to spain succession sweden the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats tiara


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises