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Old 02-06-2008, 07:16 PM
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Would she come to HM this time when summoned for dinner?
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A property fund backed by an investment arm of the Dubai government has bought prime west London property from the Queen’s portfolio.

Dubai Government buys property from Queen of London:: Gowealthy.com

Doesn't seem a good price!
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:41 PM
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A property fund backed by an investment arm of the Dubai government has bought prime west London property from the Queen’s portfolio.

Dubai Government buys property from Queen of London:: Gowealthy.com

Doesn't seem a good price!
They do try to make it sound like it's the Queen's private portfolio, don't they? It's part of the Crown Estate. And as stated at the website of the Crown Estate, "We have two main objectives: to benefit the taxpayer by paying the revenue from our assets directly to the Exchequer; and to enhance the value of the estate and the income it generates." and "it is not the private property of the monarch – it cannot be sold by the monarch, nor do revenues from it belong to the sovereign."
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:43 PM
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They do try to make it sound like it's the Queen's private portfolio, don't they? It's part of the Crown Estate. And as stated at the website of the Crown Estate, "We have two main objectives: to benefit the taxpayer by paying the revenue from our assets directly to the Exchequer; and to enhance the value of the estate and the income it generates." and "it is not the private property of the monarch – it cannot be sold by the monarch, nor do revenues from it belong to the sovereign."
But the papers always do that and the article I posted was from the Dubai Government and I expect it made a better headling for them. I can't say the Crown Estates have done a good job in enhancing the value of the estate. They seem to have let it go at a very cheap price!
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:26 PM
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Helen Mirren wants sequel to 'The Queen'

Helen Mirren wants to film a sequel to 'The Queen.'

The 62-year-old actress would love to make a movie about the golden jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, which was celebrated in 2002.

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Is there really enough plot potential in that?
I would love to see Helen Mirren do a sequel. She was wonderful in 'The Queen.'
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They do try to make it sound like it's the Queen's private portfolio, don't they? It's part of the Crown Estate. And as stated at the website of the Crown Estate, "We have two main objectives: to benefit the taxpayer by paying the revenue from our assets directly to the Exchequer; and to enhance the value of the estate and the income it generates." and "it is not the private property of the monarch – it cannot be sold by the monarch, nor do revenues from it belong to the sovereign."
You're surely right. I guess it would have been too expensive and too tricky in management to convert or restore the site as a hotel - so it's surely better to sell it to investors and invest the money. Or do you want to read that "tourists complain about service in Queen's hotel"?
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:56 PM
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I found the phrase "The Queen's Hotel" amusing. I've heard the term used to refer to a jail or prison.
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But the papers always do that and the article I posted was from the Dubai Government and I expect it made a better headling for them. I can't say the Crown Estates have done a good job in enhancing the value of the estate. They seem to have let it go at a very cheap price!
What do you think they'll do with it? There has been quite an increase of late of business men asking for very cushy, ritzy hotels and they have money to burn on them for all the amenities they get.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:17 PM
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When do the royals leave Sandringham?
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It was announced that the Royal Maundy service this year will be held in St Patrick's Cathedral Armagh on 20th March 2008 It is unusal to announce the visit of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to Northern Ireland prior to the event.

She will be meet by the First Minister Ian Paisley at Armagh

Maybe it will be combined with a visit to the Republic of Ireland???

As it is the 100th anniversary of Queens Univeristy maybe she will making a visit there as well???
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Diana inquest: Queen ordered Palace to be swept for bugs over spy fears | the Daily Mail

Is that the EU flag flying on Buckingham Palace? The Daily Mail seem to have thrown that in for bizarre reason.
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I'd be interested to know if that's a Photoshop effort or if there's some reason to fly that bloody flag over the residence of our Head of State.
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Daily Mail being cheeky?
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:28 AM
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I'd be interested to know if that's a Photoshop effort or if there's some reason to fly that bloody flag over the residence of our Head of State.
Well, off the record for tis frightfully orf topic and we'll fall out, I think it's a wonderful sight and I'd like to see it in reality but onto the story...

It's a photoshop job but why on this story? The story has nothing to do with the EU.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:44 PM
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It's a photoshop job but why on this story? The story has nothing to do with the EU.
It's the Daily Mail. Everything is about the EU.

It was probably a photoshopped picture made for some scare story about how the Queen is to be replaced by a tribunal of Polish bureaucrats and some editor didn't notice and put it in the story anyways.
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Diana inquest: Queen ordered Palace to be swept for bugs over spy fears | the Daily Mail

Is that the EU flag flying on Buckingham Palace? The Daily Mail seem to have thrown that in for bizarre reason.
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Thanks for the photos!!.The Queen's outfit is nice for her..
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I love that outfit!
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