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Old 10-15-2009, 05:24 PM
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People will storm those shops if that gets much-known

Queen Elizabeth II hosts a reception for Overseas Chief Justices
at Buckingham Palace, London, October 15, 2009


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The Duke of Edinburgh admires the winner of the Prince Philip Designers'
Prize, a pink Brompton fold-up bike, at a reception at Buckingham Palace,
London where the Prince Philip Designers' Prize was earlier presented,
October 15, 2009.


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Old 10-16-2009, 08:45 AM
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Queen stuns theatre-goers by arriving incognito for West End show - hellomagazine.com (16/10/2009).
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:56 AM
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Pics 16.10.2009

That story of their private evening was really surprising and very
nice to hear, thanks for sharing the article link, queenofthelight!


The Queen and Prince Philip attended the official opening of the
UK Supreme Court in Westminster, London, October 16, 2009.

Pic 4 is really nice, with both of them smiling


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Old 10-16-2009, 12:30 PM
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I was just about to post the same article.
I thought this was quite a nice evening which was very private.It wouldve been nice to get a picture but then it wouldnt be private to the couples if someone did.
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:56 PM
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BBC NEWS | UK | England | Beds/Bucks/Herts | Balloon boy gets note from Queen

A five-year-old boy from Buckinghamshire received a personal message from the Queen after she found a balloon he had released.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:14 AM
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BBC NEWS | UK | England | Beds/Bucks/Herts | Balloon boy gets note from Queen

A five-year-old boy from Buckinghamshire received a personal message from the Queen after she found a balloon he had released.
How sweet that is incredible beautiful.

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That is such a wonderful picture of the couple smiling together, she looks beautiful in royal purple.

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They can still get away with it, i hope it was a good performance.
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:40 PM
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BBC NEWS | UK | England | Beds/Bucks/Herts | Balloon boy gets note from Queen

A five-year-old boy from Buckinghamshire received a personal message from the Queen after she found a balloon he had released.
So cute. If you think about it, it's amazing that the Queen took the time in her busy schedule to get her assistant to look up the boy's address, and then to write him a personal letter.

Stories like this remind me why I truly respect the Queen. It's more than the fact that she is the monarch: I also think she is a genuinely good person.
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Yes, indeed. I don't think that we'll see her like again.


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Stories like this remind me why I truly respect the Queen. It's more than the fact that she is the monarch: I also think she is a genuinely good person.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:28 PM
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It's great that they can do this. It must give them a sense of normalcy.


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A five-year-old boy from Buckinghamshire received a personal message from the Queen after she found a balloon he had released.
She's such a thoughtful person.
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Thats a sweet story! and glad they had a night out
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...secretary.html
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Pics 20.10.2009

Queen Elizabeth II presents the Order of Merit to Former Canadian
Prime Minister Jean Chretien who is accompanied by wife Aline at
Buckingham Palace and holds an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham
Palace, London, on October 20, 2009.


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I'm still wondering why the Queen decided to give Jean Chretien the Order of Merit. (I'm not necessarily being negative about his accomplishments...I just wonder, why Jean Chretien?) He was known for his folksy charm...maybe it worked on the Queen.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:28 PM
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I must admitt that I don't know much about Jean Chretien, but I
can't imagine that the Queen get's influenced by such simple things

The Queen and Prince Philip attended another, very special event today:

Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh unveils a
portrait bust of Her Majesty by dead British sculptor Oscar Nemon
at the House of Lords in central London on October 20, 2009.


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Old 10-20-2009, 06:29 PM
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What is happening to HM's clothes? For her 6 most recent engagements, all in the last few days, she has worn various shades of blue! In addition, just during October, out of those few engagements she has worn the Cullinan V three times. Has someone lost the key to her wardrobe and jewel box? - maybe she is having to make do with just one section and the few jewels from her dressing table....?

It's all most unusual as she normally rings the changes quite well and keeps us interested with her variety.....but I'm fed up with seeing blue.

Can we please use the other end of the closet next outing?
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Well I do think blue suits HM very well, I can understand people wanting to see other things in the wardrobe. .
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Yes, indeed. I don't think that we'll see her like again.
Mermaid, I could not agree more. It will be a sad day when England (and the rest of the world) loses Elizabeth II. We will not see her equal again on the throne, at least in my lifetime.
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Queen Elizabeth II presents the Order of Merit to Former Canadian
Prime Minister Jean Chretien who is accompanied by wife Aline at
Buckingham Palace and holds an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham
Palace, London, on October 20, 2009.


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May I ask please, why nothing comes up, in the belga pictures?
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:49 AM
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Mermaid, I could not agree more. It will be a sad day when England (and the rest of the world) loses Elizabeth II. We will not see her equal again on the throne, at least in my lifetime.
There is something really unique about Queen Elizabeth. It's hard not to admire her--she just somehow exemplifies what people seem to look for in a monarch--duty and kindness and self-sacrifice. She's going to be a really hard (if not impossible) act to follow for future monarchs.
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You know, in a different way these were the same sentiments expressed over 100 years ago when Queen Victoria was nearing the end of her reign and life and look what happened - a different but also great king followed her. He did things his way and changed the monarchy in his own way and the monarchy was stronger at the end of his reign than it was at the beginning.

In the same way I believe that Charles will be a great king who will change the monarchy. He will be different but no necessarily a weaker monarch than the Queen.
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