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Old 06-27-2009, 04:54 PM
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Crowds of spectators gathered in the sunshine today for a national event to show support for Britain's dedicated servicemen and women.

Approximately 30,000 people turned out to the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent to officially mark the country's first Armed Forces Day.

Thousands turn out for Armed Forces day - but the Queen stays at home | Mail Online
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:18 PM
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First talk of the Queen'a Diamond Jubilee which will be celebrated in 2010, apparently HM has said she doesn't want the Jubilee to be linked with the 2012 Olympics which are reported to be costing £9billion. HM is said to be eager to avoid seeming "flashy" and lavish.

The Queen: Don't link my Jubilee celebration to 'flashy' Olympics | Mail Online
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:56 PM
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6591257.ece
"Queen seeks big civil list increase."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6590134.ece

"Queen presents medals on Armed Forces Day."
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:43 PM
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I love, love, LOVE this white outfit on the Queen. She looks--dare I say--"radiant".
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:06 PM
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I love, love, LOVE this white outfit on the Queen. She looks--dare I say--"radiant".
I agree!! Radiant is the word.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:53 AM
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First talk of the Queen'a Diamond Jubilee which will be celebrated in 2010, apparently HM has said she doesn't want the Jubilee to be linked with the 2012 Olympics which are reported to be costing £9billion. HM is said to be eager to avoid seeming "flashy" and lavish.

The Queen: Don't link my Jubilee celebration to 'flashy' Olympics | Mail Online
Who could blame her?
If the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics is anything to judge by, Her Majesty would be well-advised not to combine the Jubilee celebrations with the Olympics.

Nevertheless, I hope the celebrations will be befitting the glorious occasion.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:42 AM
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First talk of the Queen'a Diamond Jubilee which will be celebrated in 2010, apparently HM has said she doesn't want the Jubilee to be linked with the 2012 Olympics which are reported to be costing £9billion. HM is said to be eager to avoid seeming "flashy" and lavish.

The Queen: Don't link my Jubilee celebration to 'flashy' Olympics | Mail Online
Thats quite right. God bless her majesty, somebody has a sensible head on expenses. The Olympics and the jubliee are two seperate very special events, conjoining them would damage both events.

Queen hires out woods to Harry Potter film-makers | The Sun |News|Royals

Her Majesty has rented out part of a huge forest near Windsor Castle to producers Warner Brothers. To be used for the seventh and final Harry Potter film.
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I wouldn't want the two events to be linked but I hope they are close enough together that I could visit Britain for both of them and not have to choose which one I would attend.

My brother will be there for the Olympics and has suggested that the entire family goes together as it will probably be his last Olympics, having been to the all since 1984, except Barcelona and he would like to share the experience with his family.

I would like to be at the Jubilee as well but if they are too far apart then I will have to chose and the Olympics would win.
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Details of the Royal Finances have been published, I have put the first article in the Royal Finances Thread.
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BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Highlands and Islands | Queen visit is Culloden 'first'

"Queen visit is Culloden 'first'."
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:31 PM
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And from the Highland News:-

THE QUEEN visited Culloden Battlefield, near Inverness, today - the first British monarch to set foot on the site of the Jacobite defeat of 1746.

Queen's historic Culloden visit - Highland News
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:19 PM
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Queen Elizabeth II with The Duke of Edinburgh visit Culloden Battlefield visitors centre near Inverness, 2009 06 29
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Queen Elizabeth II holds an audience with Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, 2009-06-30.
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I would like to be at the Jubilee as well but if they are too far apart then I will have to chose and the Olympics would win.
Hmmm. Mark Russo's calendar for appearance at Jubilee. . .
After this, is HM the longest reigning monarch in British History?
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Hmmm. Mark Russo's calendar for appearance at Jubilee. . .
After this, is HM the longest reigning monarch in British History?
She will have to go a few years after the Jubilee to make the longest.

Queen Victoria's Jubilee for 60 years was in 1897 but she reigned until 1901 so Elizabeth would have to continue until September 9th 2015 to become the longest serving monarch.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:54 PM
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The Queen yesterday told MSPs they must keep the trust of the Scottish people after a decade of devolution - but 50 of them did not turn up for her speech

50 MSPs fail to show for Queen's speech celebrating 10 years of devolution - Telegraph


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The honour in her name will be granted to the next of kin of servicemen and women who died during operations or were killed as the result of terrorist action since the Second World War.
It is the first time that a reigning monarch has given their name a new award since King George VI instituted the George Cross in 1940.

Queen honours dead service personnel with award - Telegraph
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:01 PM
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Nice clip of HM today speaking at the Scottish parliament. Seems HM still has a gruff throat from her recent cold as she sounds very hoarse and is apparently even sniffling as she speaks!

Queen marks Scottish devolution anniversary
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Well thats abit shocking. That 50 MSP's didn't turn up.

The video is beautiful though, shame about the cold.
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Royal insult: THIRD of Scottish MSPs snub Queen's visit to celebrate 10th anniversary of their £430million parliament

Queen visits Scottish parliament for 10th anniversary celebrations... and 48 MSPs don't bother turning up | Mail Online

The shameful sight will serve as a further slap in the face for those that feel that the huge sums of money spent on the Scottish Parliament could be better employed elsewhere

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Indeed, their behaviour are quite shameful and undignified.
On the other hand, 2/3 of the Scottish MSP's obviously understand and value Her Majesty's role.
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