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Old 02-12-2009, 12:22 PM
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It looks nice.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:23 PM
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Pics 12.2.2009

Queen Elizabeth II studies a montage of the Grand staircase and the
Grand vestibule at Windsor Castle after re-launching the Monarchy
Website at Buckingham Palace. The internet site which provides
detailed information about all aspects of the royal family has been
overhauled to make it easier to use. London, England - 12.02.09


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The Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue of Charles Darwin at Christ's
College in Cambridge today to mark the 200th anniversary of the
scientist's birth and visited the Cambridge University rowing team
to mark the 800th Anniversary of University of Cambridge, Britain -
12 Feb 2009

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Old 02-12-2009, 01:31 PM
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The website looks so modern and the memorial pages don't look so depressing anymore. The pictures of Princess Margaret and the late Princess of Wales look great.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:44 PM
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I can't see it. I still get direct to the old one.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:01 PM
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DoE look healthy and pain-free in these pictures! We should all hope to be in such good condition and fast healing at 87!!
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:45 PM
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Queen Elizabeth II studies a montage of the Grand staircase and the
Grand vestibule at Windsor Castle after re-launching the Monarchy
Website at Buckingham Palace. The internet site which provides
detailed information about all aspects of the royal family has been
overhauled to make it easier to use. London, England - 12.02.09


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the queen looks great in green ; i love this colore in her also its my favorite colore
the website is really nice , i like it ; i think its more practise than the old one
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:26 PM
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That second photo of the Duke is the best that I've seen in a long time. Wonderful! Thanks, iceflower.

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The Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue of Charles Darwin at Christ's
College in Cambridge today to mark the 200th anniversary of the
scientist's birth and visited the Cambridge University rowing team
to mark the 800th Anniversary of University of Cambridge, Britain -
12 Feb 2009

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 **
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So it seems, that the Duke of Edinburgh's health is going better, about which I am so happy!
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:20 AM
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Somehow it was typical of Prince Philip yesterday to defy the cold by declining to wear a scarf. His eyes had the tired and rheumy look of a man approaching his 88th birthday, and his walk was a trifle laboured.

The Duke of Edinburgh performed his first public appearance since Christmas... but just how frail is Philip? | Mail Online
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:35 AM
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The difference in the photo from the 60th Wedding Anniversary to the latest shows the DofE has aged significantly in this last year, probably the last six month. His health must be an ongoing concern for the Queen.

As to who she will use as a companion in the event that the DofE is sidelined through ill health? Well somehow I think it would be more than a little inappropriate for Prince Andrew and even more so for Prince Edward to be meeting with foreign Heads of State, etc. regardless of how popular a companion they are.

For good or ill, the next most important member of the BRF is Charles. Anything less would be a slap in the face for the Prince of Wales and would send all sorts of mixed messages to the Realm. The BRF doesn't need any more scandals and somehow to suggest HM would perpetrate such a one is pretty outrageous.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:52 AM
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Annual February 6 private memorial service

Something interesting from the Mail link above...

Intriguingly, a ceremony with a special place in the Queen's heart took place on the very day that Buckingham Palace announced the cancellation of the state visit.
It was a small and very private memorial service for her father, King George VI, that she has held every year on the anniversary of his death.
The service, led by a local vicar and at which she was accompanied by a handful of close staff, took place, as ever, in the very room on the ground floor at Sandringham where her father died of cancer on February 6, 1952. He was 56 and she was devoted to him.

His untimely death propelled her on to the throne at the age of 25 and it changed her life with Philip for ever. Since that moment, only ill health has ever forced either of them to step back from an official engagement.
'The Queen still mourns the fact that her father died so young,' says a royal family friend. 'I'm sure she wonders whether his life might have been prolonged had he not worked so hard. But duty was in his nature, just as it is in hers.'
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:58 AM
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Pics 13.2.2009

El Salvador's ambassador to London, Dr. Roberto Avila-Avilez (pic 1)
and his Excellency the Ambassaor of Egypt Mr Hatem Seif El Nasr (2)
present their credentials to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham
Palace in London, Feb. 13, 2009. at Buckingham Palace


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The Queen's former Press Secretary, Penny Russell-Smith is co-operating with the making of tv drama for Channel 4 of the Queen's life


Queen 'furious' as trusted aide cashes in to consult on unauthorised C4 TV series | Mail Online

"The Queen is said to be furious that one of her most trusted and senior former aides is co-operating on an unauthorised TV series about her reign"
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:12 PM
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"The Queen is said to be furious" must be one of the most overworked headlines in the tabloid press over the last 20 years or so.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:15 PM
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I'd say its used once a day at least. However i'm sure HM isn't overly impressed though i doubt this is going to cause much damage at all, i think its more the principal of staff speaking out.
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Prince Philip returns to duty as rare photos of Queen are released
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:39 PM
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Thanks for the link. I have been worried about the Duke for sometime;he is getting old,but he is still plugging away and I hope he can do so for some time.

I have just come off of the updated website and it is working much better that it had been when first released.
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Pics 17.2.2009

Queen Elizabeth II receives Her Excellency the Ambassador of
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jadranka Negodic and His Excellency
the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia Dr Dejan Popovicat
at Buckingham Palace in London, February 17, 2009


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Prince Philip signing the book of condolences for the victims of
the Australian bush fires, Australian High Commission, London,
February 17, 2009


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Prince Philip's signature is seen after he signed the book of condolence.
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