The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals > Current Events Archive

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #121  
Old 06-30-2007, 09:00 AM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,906
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended the opening of the Scottish Parliament in the wake of the Scottish Nationalist Party's election victory, and the event officially inaugurated the third session of the Scottish Parliament since its creation in 1999 under the devolution settlement.
The Queen met Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond at the opening of the Scottish Parliament.
Edinburgh. Saturday June 30, 2007.


Pictures:
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh
Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh 2

The Queen and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond...
...talking about serious things...
...and having some fun

Former First Minister Jack McConnell and Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie

Gallery of Pictures from Getty
__________________

__________________
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!
  #122  
Old 06-30-2007, 12:47 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: , Canada
Posts: 1,691
What an interesting fashion choice, mint green and pink. The look is fabulous.
__________________

  #123  
Old 06-30-2007, 02:32 PM
BMC's Avatar
BMC BMC is offline
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 242
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeatrixFan View Post
Lovely pics though Princess Anne looks like an extra from "Foyle's War".
That was a wonderful series too!
  #124  
Old 06-30-2007, 05:30 PM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 32,678
Wonderful pics of the Queen, thanks for posting, Avalon, I loved her dresses the last days, well, I mostly do
I think the following pic has not been posted yet:

Queen Elizabeth II (L) poses with Prince Philip (C) and First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond 30 June 2007 at
the opening of the Scottish Parliament, in Edinburgh. AFP PHOTO/POOL/MICHAEL BOYD
---> Pic
Again a very nice dress
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
  #125  
Old 07-02-2007, 12:32 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Longueuil, Canada
Posts: 120
It is funny to see The Queen with a First Minister that wants to see Scotland as a country. In Canada, it would be REALY weird to see The Queen and a independentist leader of the PQ together. I guess politics are different in every countries.
__________________
SirMax
  #126  
Old 07-02-2007, 12:49 PM
BMC's Avatar
BMC BMC is offline
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 242
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydragon View Post
ATight security for Queen Elizabeth touring Scotland
I thought about this over the weekend, I'm glad the security people are keeping a closer eye on things. It would be dreadful if anything happened to her :(
  #127  
Old 07-02-2007, 04:54 PM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 32,678
Pics 2.7.2007

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are shown a doll of Prince Harry by Caroline Milne (L) during a tour
The Shore, where they met young people, staff and volunteers 2 July 2007
I wonder what her comment was...

Pic 1
Pic 2
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
  #128  
Old 07-02-2007, 05:21 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Wonderful, just like him! - I expect!
  #129  
Old 07-03-2007, 02:25 AM
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: ***, United States
Posts: 16,894
Looks more like Ron Weasley to me, but whatever.
  #130  
Old 07-03-2007, 03:40 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 32,678
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydragon View Post
Wonderful, just like him! - I expect!
I think so as well
Here are some more pics of another event the Queen attended yesterday:

Queen Elizabeth II opens the restored Baxter Park, July 2, 2007 in Dundee, Scotland. Police have tightened security
during Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Scotland following the recent spate of failed terrorist attacks in both Glasgow
and London. Donald Suttie/Scoopt/Getty

Pic 1
Pic 2
getty gallery
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
  #131  
Old 07-03-2007, 04:27 PM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 32,678
Pics 3.7.2007

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits Stirling Castle, the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland on July 3, 2007 in Stirling, Scotland. Her Majesty also attended a service in the Chapel Royal before meeting serving soldiers, affiliated units, TA and cadets. Mitchell /Getty


Does she like what she sees?

She does!

Getty gallery with more pics
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
  #132  
Old 07-04-2007, 09:55 PM
BeatrixFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,859
As unveiled in the House of Commons, the following powers will (if the PM gets his constitution) be devolved to Parliament from the Queen rather than from the Queen to the Prime Minister;

*the power to declare war
*the power to request the dissolution of parliament
*the power to ratify treaties
*the power to appoint Bishops
__________________
Kaye aka BeatrixFan
  #133  
Old 07-05-2007, 05:29 AM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by iceflower View Post
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits Stirling Castle, the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland on July 3, 2007 in Stirling, Scotland. Her Majesty also attended a service in the Chapel Royal before meeting serving soldiers, affiliated units, TA and cadets. Mitchell /Getty

She does!
Thank you iceflower, lovely pictures once again. I wonder if she gets tired of visiting all these troops and having to smile.
  #134  
Old 07-05-2007, 06:25 AM
Jo of Palatine's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Munich, Germany
Posts: 3,323
Quote:
Originally Posted by iceflower View Post
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits Stirling Castle, the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland on July 3, 2007 in Stirling, Scotland. Her Majesty also attended a service in the Chapel Royal before meeting serving soldiers, affiliated units, TA and cadets. Mitchell /Getty


Does she like what she sees?

She does!

Getty gallery with more pics
I guess it is a nice situation to see all those good-looking soldiers on knowing that they would die for you. I'd smile, too.
__________________
'To dare is to lose one step for but a moment, not to dare is to lose oneself forever' - Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark in a letter to Miss Mary Donaldson as stated by them on their official engagement interview.
  #135  
Old 07-05-2007, 08:39 AM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeatrixFan View Post
As unveiled in the House of Commons, the following powers will (if the PM gets his constitution) be devolved to Parliament from the Queen rather than from the Queen to the Prime Minister;

*the power to declare war
*the power to request the dissolution of parliament
*the power to ratify treaties
*the power to appoint Bishops
If the Queen is deprived of the power to declare war, will she be Commander-in-Cheif?
I find it annoying Brown is aimed to take some of the Royal Prerogatives. What powers are left to the Monarch then, if the powers to declare war, the power to rquest the dissolution of parliament and the power to appoint Bishops are gone.
__________________
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!
  #136  
Old 07-05-2007, 12:05 PM
BMC's Avatar
BMC BMC is offline
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 242
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeatrixFan View Post
As unveiled in the House of Commons, the following powers will (if the PM gets his constitution) be devolved to Parliament from the Queen rather than from the Queen to the Prime Minister;

*the power to declare war
*the power to request the dissolution of parliament
*the power to ratify treaties
*the power to appoint Bishops
I do not know very much about the British constitution, but I don't think I like these changes. The way things are now, can't the monarch act as a kind of "brake" to slow down a PM/government before it does something rash? Changing this would put more power in the PM's hands, wouldn't it? I'm not criticizing, just wondering.
  #137  
Old 07-05-2007, 12:52 PM
BeatrixFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,859
Quote:
If the Queen is deprived of the power to declare war, will she be Commander-in-Cheif?
She isn't deprived of it, she still holds that power but it's devolved to parliament rather than the Prime Minister which is how it's been up to now.

Quote:
I do not know very much about the British constitution, but I don't think I like these changes.
Well, we don't have a constitution which is why this is rather important.

Quote:
Changing this would put more power in the PM's hands, wouldn't it?
No, totally the opposite. It takes power away from the Prime Minister and gives it to MPs instead but the powers are still technically held by the Queen.
__________________
Kaye aka BeatrixFan
  #138  
Old 07-05-2007, 01:09 PM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeatrixFan View Post
She isn't deprived of it, she still holds that power but it's devolved to parliament rather than the Prime Minister which is how it's been up to now.

No, totally the opposite. It takes power away from the Prime Minister and gives it to MPs instead but the powers are still technically held by the Queen.
Thanks for explanations BeatrixFan.
So the Queen still 'declares war', but the final decision will be after Parliament (or the Parliament would advise the Queen to declare war and she would have the final say)?

If this is the case I like the changes more, and having a written constitution is certainly a great thing, imo.
__________________
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!
  #139  
Old 07-05-2007, 01:42 PM
BeatrixFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,859
Yep. Example; Britain wishes to declare war on Zimbabwe. At the moment, Gordon Brown simply goes to the Queen and asks for her permission to declare war. The war is declared in the Queen's name but is actually declared by the Prime Minister. Gordon Brown wants to change that. Parliament would ask for the permission to declare war but the Queen can still refuse. Basically, all the powers listed that are devolved to the Prime Minister are no longer devolved to him and are devolved to parliament. Which is brilliant IMO and long overdue.
__________________
Kaye aka BeatrixFan
  #140  
Old 07-05-2007, 02:58 PM
BMC's Avatar
BMC BMC is offline
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 242
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeatrixFan View Post
Yep. Example; Britain wishes to declare war on Zimbabwe. At the moment, Gordon Brown simply goes to the Queen and asks for her permission to declare war. The war is declared in the Queen's name but is actually declared by the Prime Minister. Gordon Brown wants to change that. Parliament would ask for the permission to declare war but the Queen can still refuse. Basically, all the powers listed that are devolved to the Prime Minister are no longer devolved to him and are devolved to parliament. Which is brilliant IMO and long overdue.
OK, I understand it now. Very good explanation, thank you BeatrixFan
__________________

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 09:03 AM
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh Current Events 14: February-May 2007 Avalon Current Events Archive 192 05-14-2007 06:49 PM
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh Current Events 7: July-September 2005 Elspeth Current Events Archive 192 09-16-2005 10:37 PM
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh Current Events 6: June-July 2005 Martine Current Events Archive 193 07-23-2005 12:20 AM




Popular Tags
ascot 2016 beatrice borromeo best gown best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit best outfit 2016 catherine middleton style coup d'etat crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion crown princess mette-marit current events dom duarte duchess of cambridge e-mail fashion poll felipe vi grand duchess josephine-charlotte grand duke jean greece kate middleton king abdullah ii king felipe king felipe vi king willem-alexander member introduction monarchy new zealand nobel gala norway november 2016 october 2016 opening of parliament picture of the week prince bernhard prince charles princess charlene fashion princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen mathildes outfits queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania royal fashion september 2016 state visit state visit to denmark succession sweden the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats


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 01:44 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises