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Old 05-12-2012, 03:20 AM
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Her Majesty looks so relaxed and casual. I love her purple sweater. This must be one of her favorite events during the year, because she's so passionate about horses. You can see she was enjoying herself. Her smile was radiant, genuine and engaging.
What better way too of enjoying a favorite past time with a granddaughter that seems to be as passionate about horses as her Granny. I really sense a close relationship between Lady Louise and HM.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:24 PM
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Full of energy! Prince Philip shows he is fighting fit at 90 as he relaxes at the Royal Windsor Horse Show... by hauling a car battery around | Mail Online
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Atta boy, Philip, you show us all how it's done!
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:51 PM
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What better way too of enjoying a favorite past time with a granddaughter that seems to be as passionate about horses as her Granny. I really sense a close relationship between Lady Louise and HM.
Oh, I have no doubt that Lady Louise and her paternal Granny enjoy a close, warm and loving relationship. Shared passion for horses is definitely a plus, and Louise appears to love riding.

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Atta boy, Philip, you show us all how it's done!
Bravo, Your Highness! Well done indeed. It's great that he's so active and is able to enjoy himself.
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:23 AM
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Her Majesty the Corgi Whisperer: Californian cowboy who became a closer adviser to the Queen tells of her remarkable affinity with animals | Mail Online
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:07 AM
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What a wonderful article! I've always believed that animals are very sensitive to humans and KNOW when they have a person they love and trust around them. Its really nice to read about how much HM does love her animals and cares for them.

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Old 05-13-2012, 12:08 PM
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I just love the relationship with the dogs... :-)
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:14 AM
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I love the close bond Her Majesty shares with her animals. It appears that she treats her corgis as family members, and that's how it ought to be.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:33 AM
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If I ever wondererd why H.M. was friends with James Herriot and Siegfried Farnon I do not now.....
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:32 AM
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If I ever wondererd why H.M. was friends with James Herriot and Siegfried Farnon I do not now.....
Oh, I can just imagine the get-togethers, if that was true....
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:41 AM
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Amazing article
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:07 AM
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HM's waxwork at Madame Tussauds has had an update for the Diamond Jubilee. See it here:

Queen's Diamond Jubilee waxwork unveiled at Tussauds after £150,000 makeover | Mail Online

That's probably the best waxwork I've ever seen, truly uncanny.
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That's really the best waxwork of Her Majesty in my memory. Even the gown and jewellery are really well done.
Still can't get over how horrible the 1969 version looks though.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:18 AM
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I thought when we saw the first unpainted version that they were making HM too wrinkly, and the Daily Mail seems to agree with me (not sure if I should be proud of that fact or not).

Some of the pictures from the side in that article I found myself unsure if it was actually the Queen, so it's pretty good. Prince Philip's waxwork should be sent to Yankee Candle to be melted down because it looks nothing like him.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:21 AM
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Her Majesty has a remarkably wrinkle-free face for a lady of her age; nevertheless, I wouldn't say the waxwork is too wrinkly.
Completely agree about Prince Philip; it should be sent away pronto, preferably with the wax figures of most other members of the royal family: most of them look nothing like the originals at all. In fact, this figure of the Queen and the recent ones of Kate are probably the only lifelike wax figures of the royals.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:34 PM
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HM's waxwork at Madame Tussauds has had an update for the Diamond Jubilee. See it here:

Queen's Diamond Jubilee waxwork unveiled at Tussauds after £150,000 makeover | Mail Online

That's probably the best waxwork I've ever seen, truly uncanny.
That is quite impressive indeed. I've seen very few wax figures that looked anything like the individuals they were supposed to be portraying..

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I thought when we saw the first unpainted version that they were making HM too wrinkly, and the Daily Mail seems to agree with me (not sure if I should be proud of that fact or not).

Some of the pictures from the side in that article I found myself unsure if it was actually the Queen, so it's pretty good. Prince Philip's waxwork should be sent to Yankee Candle to be melted down because it looks nothing like him.
I had the exact same reaction as you. I couldn't tell which was the actual person and which was the wax work.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:47 PM
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II watches one of her ponies compete in the Highland Class at the Royal Windsor Horse show in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire
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I found this poll interesting.

BBC News - Queen 'should remain Defender of the Faith' - BBC poll
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:27 AM
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One wonders if Graham Smith from Republic ever actually bothers to look at the polls he's asked to comment on. The poll clearly shows that the British people are very comfortable with the Queen's role as Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the CoE. She has built strong and enduring relationships with the other faith groups in the UK, and those other faith groups are just as comfortable with the Queen's role in the religious sphere. He's trying to manufacture some sort of feeling within the minority communities of exclusion and discrimination, which just isn't there.

Then again, the polls never tell Mr Smith what he wants them to, so as far as he's concerned the British people are all brainless sheep who believe what they're told to believe by 'the Establishment'.
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