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Old 06-25-2008, 12:49 PM
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Nelson Mandela has met the Queen as part of a week-long UK visit marking the former South African president's 90th birthday.
Article and Video: BBC NEWS | UK | Mandela meets Queen on UK visit
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Robert Mugabe was stripped of his honorary knighthood as an statement of 'revulsion' tonight as Gordon Brown ordered tougher sanctions against his increasingly violent regime.
The Queen approved the rare step of removing an award issued 14 years ago to mark British anger at the latest wave of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe

Mugabe stripped of his knighthood as Britain starts to cut ties with Zimbabwean regime | Mail Online
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:06 PM
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:35 PM
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Good, but will it matter to him at all?
One would HOPE. . .
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:38 AM
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Here are two pics of the meeting with Nelson Mandela:

Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets former South African President
Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel at Buckingham Palace,
London Wednesday June 25, 2008. The meeting is part of a week
long visit marking the former South African President's 90th birthday,
which is next month.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at
Buckingham Palace, London, Wednesday June 25, 2008.

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Two new State Visits are going to take place in the Autumn to Slovenia, at the invitation of President Dr Danilo Tuerk; and Slovakia, at the invitation of President Ivan Gasparovic, announced today on the British Monarchy website.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:48 PM
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I'm happy to hear that she'll visit Slovenia

Queen Elizabeth II pictured at Fulwood Barracks Preston where
she has been presenting new colours to the Duke of Lancaster's
Regiment, June 26, 2008

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Britain s Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to Singleton's Dairy
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:17 AM
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Good, but will it matter to him at all?
One would HOPE. . .
I doubt it will matter to him, but it matters to us! Good on ya, Your Majesty!
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:17 AM
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Sometimes I think the British tabloids just want to tear the monarchy down.

Sun's headlines today blare out that the Queen is a Burger Queen and leads you to believe that the Queen has bought a McDonalds franchise.

When you read the article you find out that the Crown Estates has bought some land that a McDonalds sits on.

Talk about misleading. This story has hit some of the German mags too.

Queen owns McDonalds in Slough | The Sun |HomePage|News|Royals
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I believe that as well. I don't think that all the editors are anti-monarchy necessarily, but they all have to sell papers; and they do that by printing things that are interesting to the most number of people. A lot of people love to see the High and Mighty torn down, and so they buy the papers with the most scandalous headlines.

However, the tabs are gradually kiling their golden goose.

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According to the Telegraph and the Times the Queen (well the Royal Household) is to buy a private jet for royal air travel. It comes as the Government is loooking to remove the responsibility of flying VIPs from the RAF.

Queen to buy £10 million private jet - Telegraph

Drop it orf at the palace: Queen shops for own jet - Times Online

Is it just me who wonders if the Government has asked the royal household to buy the jet so that it can distance itself from any bad PR that may arise from its purchase and then its use?
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How much is 10 Million Pounds in U.S. Currency?
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:15 PM
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According to the Telegraph and the Times the Queen (well the Royal Household) is to buy a private jet for royal air travel. It comes as the Government is loooking to remove the responsibility of flying VIPs from the RAF.
Queen to buy £10 million private jet - Telegraph
It is not HM buying the jet, it is the government.

This is the same plane that was originally dubbed BLAIR FORCE ONE.
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The Queen attends the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse Edinburgh, 2008-06-30.
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Queen Elizabeth II meets with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond as he arrives at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, 2008-07-01.
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Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Princess Royal at a Royal garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse Edinburgh, 2008-07-01.
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip take part in the annual celebration
of the Order of the Thistle, on July 2, 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The
Order of the Thistle consists of sixteen knights of Scottish birth and
dates back to 1687 in its current incarnation.

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Lovely pictures iceflower, thank you. I always feel sorry for HM and the Duke, the robes they have to wear on occasions such as this, are normally very heavy!
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Lovely pictures iceflower, thank you. I always feel sorry for HM and the Duke, the robes they have to wear on occasions such as this, are normally very heavy!
But she's walking on her own power with a page to help carry the train! Well done Ma'am!
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You are most welcome and well, the Queen has
always been tough..

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh during a
visit to the West of Scotland Regional Heart and Lung Centre
at the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank to mark the 60th
anniversary of the National Health Service, July 3, 2008

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