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Old 07-05-2007, 06:28 PM
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Well, we don't have a constitution which is why this is rather important.
A consitution does not have to be a written document.
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A consitution does not have to be a written document.
Yes! Britain's "constitution"al law has always been based on precedent law. The series of Acts of Parliament constitute a "constitution" of their own kind, although Acts of Parliament can be overwritten by subsequent Acts of Parliament, so maybe this isn't the same as a formal constitution, which in the US is viewed as a legally binding document, a contract, if you will, between the legislators and the Supreme Court.
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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Earl of Wessex, arrive at a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, 4 July 2007. The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band and The Royal Scottish Pipers' Society played selections of music at the event to which 8,000 people were invited.
The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Edward (centre) ; The Queen talks to guests


Mr. Alex Fergusson MSP, the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, is received in Audience by The Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, 4 July 2007. ---> Picture
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:40 AM
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A consitution does not have to be a written document.
I disagree. I know it can be unwritten but there's the question of whether it should be and I honestly thing it's about we did have a proper written constitution. Without one there's confusion. I wonder what the new constitution will say about the Queen and the Royal Family? I think it'll be quite like the Spanish Constitution.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:58 AM
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I disagree. I know it can be unwritten but there's the question of whether it should be and I honestly thing it's about we did have a proper written constitution. Without one there's confusion. I wonder what the new constitution will say about the Queen and the Royal Family? I think it'll be quite like the Spanish Constitution.
Any chance that the king's wife in future will be the Princess Consort?
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I very much doubt it. I think that the constitution will make it clear that the King is the King, the Prince of Wales is the Prince of Wales and the rest is unsaid. That's what the Spanish constitution says; The King is King and the Heir is the Prince of the Asturias. It says the Queen Consort has a role to support her husband but it doesn't mention her title as far as I know. Our one might do which would be a good way of dealing with the Princess Consort issue.
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I disagree. I know it can be unwritten but there's the question of whether it should be and I honestly thing it's about we did have a proper written constitution. Without one there's confusion. I wonder what the new constitution will say about the Queen and the Royal Family? I think it'll be quite like the Spanish Constitution.
I do agree that having it written down is so much better than relying on precedent and Acts. This is fine (and after all, it was always done so in Britain, and you're managed to say afloat quite nicely) yet having it as a written document and upheld in the courts will give you a code that cannot be altered by any mere Act. If it is anything like our constitution, the process to amend it will be much more trouble than anyone wants to bother with!
I do agree this is a clean way of settling the matter of the Monarch, the Heir, and the consort. Maybe this Constitution is going to consider the possibility of doing away with primogeniture????
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I think it will include that CasiraghiTrio. The great thing about this constitution is that is will modernise certain things and I think Gordon Brown intends to listen to the Fabian Society's recommendations on modernising the monarchy when he drafts the new constitution. I think this has to include primogeniture and will possibly trim down the Royal Family for the future.
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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, sensibly dressed for the Scottish Weather performing the last engagement at the end of the Scottish Royal Week Queen Elizabeth II visits East Lothian, Scotland - 06 Jul 2007 ----> Picture 1 ; Picture 2 ; Gallery of Pictures from Isifa


Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh hold a reception for those who have made a significant contribution to Scottish life at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland. Edinburgh, SCOTLAND-05/07/07
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I've moved the discussion about the cost of the upkeep of Buckingham Palace and Clarence House to the Royals and Finances thread, at least for the time being, since it was beginning to derail this thread:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...nces-9826.html

If you want to carry on discussing this issue, please feel free to do it there.
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Duke opens exhibition on Indian links

A new exhibition charting the historic links between Scotland and South Asia has been opened by the Duke of Edinburgh.
The National Library of Scotland's "Tea & Tigers: Stories of Scotland and South Asia" examines the role of Scots in India, including traders, engineers, doctors, missionaries, politicians and explorers.
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Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Has anyone found any coverage of the Queen & Duke visiting South Kensington Campus of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine yesterday (9th July) please?
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Has anyone found any coverage of the Queen & Duke visiting South Kensington Campus of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine yesterday (9th July) please?
Here are some pictures from Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh's visit to the Imperial College London in South Kensington, west London. Queen Elizabeth presented honorary degrees at the collage.
Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned of Qatar was there as well.

The Rector, Sir Richard Sikes, delivers a speech, while Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Sheikha Mozah listen
Queen Elizabeth delivers a speech, while the Duke of Edinburgh and Sheikha Mozar listen
Queen Elizabeth, The Duke of Edinburgh and Sheikha Mozah
Queen Elizabeth and Sir Richard Sikes
Queen Elizabeth receives a bouquet
Queen Elizabeth at the College
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And two pictures from today:

Queen Elizabeth II meets Ambassador of Afghanistan
Queen Elizabeth II meets his Excellency the Ambassador of Afghanistan in Buckingham Palace, London ----> Picture

Queen Elizabeth II meets Ambassador of Montenegro
Queen Elizabeth II meets his Excellency the Ambassador of Montenegro, Dr Dragisa Burzan in Buckingham Palace, London ----> Picture
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:25 PM
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I like her pink outfit, but the dress in the second group posted by Avalon, (thank you Avalon), reminds me of those awful crimplene & polyester dresses some women used to wear, in the 60's I think.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:56 AM
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Here are some pictures from Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh's visit to the Imperial College London in South Kensington, west London. Queen Elizabeth presented honorary degrees at the collage.
Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned of Qatar was there as well.

The Rector, Sir Richard Sikes, delivers a speech, while Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Sheikha Mozah listen
Queen Elizabeth delivers a speech, while the Duke of Edinburgh and Sheikha Mozar listen
Queen Elizabeth, The Duke of Edinburgh and Sheikha Mozah
Queen Elizabeth and Sir Richard Sikes
Queen Elizabeth receives a bouquet
Queen Elizabeth at the College
Well - I AM surprised! HM wore the exact outfit only 3 days earlier, in Scotland, albeit beneath a raincape. She doesn't normally have 2 "wearings" so close together (hence why all journalists insist on saying "she only ever wears any outfit once"!!)
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TV captures moment Queen loses her temper with celebrity photographer | the Daily Mail
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Same subject in the Telegraph
Queen 'told off' celebrity photographer | Uk News | News | Telegraph
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Well - I AM surprised! HM wore the exact outfit only 3 days earlier, in Scotland, albeit beneath a raincape. She doesn't normally have 2 "wearings" so close together (hence why all journalists insist on saying "she only ever wears any outfit once"!!)
I believe she also wore the outfit in Alberta in May 2005 and to Royal Ascot in 2006.
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Don't the people writing these things know the difference between a crown and a tiara? I'm not surprised that Annie Leibovitz got it wrong, but surely the writers for the British papers should know.
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