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Old 11-03-2006, 12:53 PM
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Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Thomas Bennett Community College in Crawley, West Sussex, England, Friday Nov. 3, 2006

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Queen Elizabeth II attends a reception at St. James Palace, London, for the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Thursday Nov. 2, 2006. The reception, which the Queen attended without a sign of the back trouble that has dogged her over recent days, marked the 80th anniversary of one of Britain's most enduring environmental groups.

Queen Elizabeth (looking stunning)
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:22 PM
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A few more pictures of the Queen from her visit to Thomas Bennett Community College in Crawley.

Queen arriving
signs the visitors book
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She seems to be looking better maybe we shouldnt count her out just yet
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Old 11-03-2006, 05:17 PM
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Mille grazie, ElisaR
Prego.

Her Majesty looks in good health.
(This message is too short, so i have to add these words ).
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Old 11-03-2006, 06:19 PM
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And a few more pictures of Her Majesty's visit to Bennett Community College.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

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Queen Elizabeth, watching kids drawing
Queen Elizabeth, watching kids drawing 2
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God Bless her , Shes got incredible energy!
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:23 PM
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Crocked Queen crown 'n out
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006510261,00.html
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Well, of able mind but not so much of body it would seem. I do hope Elizabeth recovers quickly.

The article said the Queen drives in the Irish State Coach, but I thought the Queen drove in the Australian State Coach to the Palace of Westminster.

Do they alternate between the two?

Looking forward to seeing the new Britannia State Coach making an appearance in the not too distant future. Have all the State Coaches (apart from the Golden Coronation Coach) been made in Australia?
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:53 PM
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The Queen must be in a great deal of pain if she and her doctors are seriously considering that she may not be able to open parliament.

Personally I think that if the Queen is not able to perform this duty, then either Prince Charles or Prince Philip should do it. I think if a non-royal conducts the procedings, it could become a perminate change.
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The Queen must be in a great deal of pain if she and her doctors are seriously considering that she may not be able to open parliament.

Personally I think that if the Queen is not able to perform this duty, then either Prince Charles or Prince Philip should do it. I think if a non-royal conducts the procedings, it could become a perminate change.
I think if it were going to become a permanent change, timonruben359, then surely it would have happend by now considering the Queen's absence back in the 50's or 60's

If the monarch is indisposed then I am glade to have found out (ElisaR) that it's the Lord Chancellor/Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs (who is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister) who performs the duty, that would have in any other case, been executed by the Head of the State. She doesn't say "My Government" for nothing

If anthing, using another member of the royal family would be, I think, undermining the Queen's position and that's why I don't think we will ever see it happen.
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:23 AM
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Why would the Queen not be able to attend but without the heavy crown and cloaks. Surely if they would permit someone else to carry out the duty then the crown and cloaks are not an integral part of the ceremony and wouldn't be missed
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I pressume its because of the Pomp and Circumstance, crisscross1

As they say, do something properly or don't do it at all
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I guess, it does seem a shame though.
So if the duty is performed by another person will they be required to wear the crown and cloaks? I have googled this question but have had no luck finding an answer.
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I guess, it does seem a shame though.
So if the duty is performed by another person will they be required to wear the crown and cloaks? I have googled this question but have had no luck finding an answer.
I'm pretty sure the Lord Chancellor has his own livery (cloak, coronet or something along those lines).

The Imperial State Crown is only ever worn by the Monarch (I wasn't sure if this is what you were referring to so I don't mean to insult your knowledge).
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I'm pretty sure the Lord Chancellor has his own livery (cloak, coronet or something along those lines).

The Imperial State Crown is only ever worn by the Monarch (I wasn't sure if this is what you were referring to so I don't mean to insult your knowledge).

I love to watch the pomp and ceremony, but I'm not terribly good with protocols etc. In the article I read it mentioned that the crown, (Imperial State Crown) was too heavy and caused the Queen back pain, that was why I queried the need for her to wear it? If it is a necessary part of the ceremony, then it is all or nothing.
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Parliament opening streamlined in wake of Queen's back problems

The Queen is now back at work - but cut short her day - as it emerged that contingency plans are being drawn up in case the monarch's troubling back does not heal in time for the State Opening of Parliament.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23373228-details/Parliament%20opening%20streamlined%20in%20wake%20of%20Queen's%20back%20problems/article.do
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About the crown and state robes. The Queen could open Parliament without them. Many years ago (I think in the '60s) there was a sudden general election while the Queen was abroad; she came back to open Parliament and, as there hadn't been the time to prepare the usual ceremony, she did it wearing civil clothes and without all the pomp. This fact was told on Royal Insight in reply to a question from a member of the public, but now this information can't be recovered because the searching facility doesn't work.
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The problem is - ditch the Crown and the Robes once and why do we need them again? It would strip our monarchy down on it's traditions. With all due respect, I don't want our Parliament opened a la Sweden and Denmark where the Monarch simply visits in a suit.
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True, but I think if it was made clear that the only reason was because of the weight she could bring it back next year. I think it is better that she opens without the crown then have someone else do it.

Question : some articles are saying that Prince Charles might do it, but I thought it was the Lord Chancellor (sp?), is there a chance he could do it, or are TRF members smarter then the journalists (again)

Got some info from Royal Insight (mmmm that name looks familar)
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page1875.asp

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I know The Queen didn't open Parliament in 1959 and 1963. Who did it on behalf of Her Majesty?

Parliament was not opened in these years due to the fact that The Queen was pregnant with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward respectively.

Parliament was opened by Commission, which means that the Lord Chancellor, leader of the House of Lords, read the speech which The Queen would have given
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Queen Elizabeth is looks dress and hat!!! Queen is good healt and 80 year!!! Queen Elizabeth is much beautiful dress on red and blake scarfs!!!
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