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Old 12-25-2008, 11:34 AM
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the queen speech from youtube :
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:48 AM
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I watched the Queen's message on television for the first time, thanks to BBC World News.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:04 PM
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tha british royal familly Attend Christmas Day Service At Sandringham :
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:26 PM
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the queen speech from youtube :
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Given the current circumstances, the theme of Her Majesty's Christmas speech was appropriate. My favourite moment was shots of Prince Andrew in a military uniform taking the British military personnel.
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:07 PM
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I really enjoyed Her Majesty's speech. I was planning on watching it online later but they just suddenly showed it on tv, without any warning kinda threw me off for a second, but it was very well done and I loved all the clips included.
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more informations about the christmas message :
Queen's fear for families hit by credit crunch | Mail Online

I know that this is The Mail and that it is anti-monarchy but has anyone else read the vitriolic comments by the readers. I don't think there was a positive comment amongst the 59 replies and that is so sad, I think.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:15 AM
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HM Leaving Christmas Services

Her Majesty's fabulous gray and red Christmas outfit.
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http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/r...masday2008.jpg

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I don't think there was a positive comment amongst the 59 replies and that is so sad, I think.
The Mail actively moderates the comments. If a submission doesn't meet the tone requirements they set for an article, it doesn't get in. Which is sad.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:34 AM
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I read the article about the Queen's Christmas Message not long ago, and it looks like a few positive comments got posted. Not many, mind you, but a few. I spend some time over there "voting down" the negative ones.

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HM looks great in this colour. Does HM have a new fashion advisor? She has looked simply fab. all year.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:42 AM
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The Mail actively moderates the comments. If a submission doesn't meet the tone requirements they set for an article, it doesn't get in. Which is sad.
I am aware of that but I have actually had positive comments posted there and regularly see a small percentage but this article seemed only to have vitriolic comments and the article was actually quite postive as far as The Mail goes.
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Christmas video I just put together to get in the holiday spirit!
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Given the current circumstances, the theme of Her Majesty's Christmas speech was appropriate. My favourite moment was shots of Prince Andrew in a military uniform taking the British military personnel.
and my favorite moment was of the queen palying with the prince of wals it was a beautiful moment wich you can see the queen as a lovely mother not the strong queen that we know 55 years ago
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I enjoyed the footage featuring the Queen with Charles.
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the queen speech from youtube :
YouTube - TheRoyalChannel's Channel

I loved Queen Elizabeth's theme that a meaningful life is to serve others.
Her speech tied the Royal Family's service to the public with the film clips.

I also thought the recongition of Prince Charles was very meaningful.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:50 AM
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Can this be true?

suedkurier.de | Queen erlässt Maulkorb für Angestellte

Found this article today ... basically it says that the employees of the royal household (more than 200 butlers, servants, cooks, cleaning personal) have to sign a paper which requires them not only to strict secrecy (which I could understand), but also to return any received gifts, papers, documents, even personal diaries!!! in case of leaving the palace.

What is the use of giving someone a gift or a thank-you-letter or ..., if the person has to return it upon e.g. retirement?

IMHO that's inordinate!
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:04 PM
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I would imagine it is discouragement for those who want to cash in on their experience with the BRF.
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I would imagine it is discouragement for those who want to cash in on their experience with the BRF.
If indeed the article is true, I would imagine it has more to do with Paul Burrell taking personal items and diaries of Princess Diana for "safekeeping".
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If indeed the article is true, I would imagine it has more to do with Paul Burrell taking personal items and diaries of Princess Diana for "safekeeping".
Not to mention the number of items that have come up for sale over the years.
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Rumours that Queen 'did not like Irish' stalled state visit preparations...

Rumours that Queen 'did not like Irish' stalled state visit preparations - Telegraph
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