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Old 10-08-2013, 05:39 PM
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The Duke looks great today! Such an inspiration for all of us to keep going even into our older years.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:01 AM
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The King & Queen of Tonga are visiting Her Britannic Majesty at Buckingham Palace on Thursday in run up to the King's coronation next year.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:28 AM
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From the BBC

Duke of Edinburgh surprised by dancers on Norfolk visit

BBC News - Duke of Edinburgh surprised by dancers on Norfolk visit
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:57 AM
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Please note that all posts regarding the Commonwealth games have been moved to The Queen, the Royal Family and the Commonwealth.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:46 PM
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Wonderful pictures! Think I might need my Sun shades for the dancers costumes- LOL!
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:03 PM
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The Duke of Edinburgh is showing no sign of slowing down - although I don't suppose it will stop criticism of younger royals who are not "stepping up". Don't know who can stop him working, to be honest.

The article is from the Telegraph, which now limits access. This is from the article:

His diary for the next month shows that the 92-year-old Duke will carry out almost 50 per cent more engagements than he did in the same period last year.

Between October 15 and November 15 the Duke will attend 29 events, including trips to Belgium, Portsmouth and Manchester. In the same period last year he managed only 20.
The Duke's visit to Belgium on Armistice Day, when he will attend a Last Post ceremony in Ypres, will be his first foreign visit since undergoing abdominal surgery in June, when he spent almost two weeks in hospital.

He will also be by the Queen's side during a three-day State visit by the President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye.

Among the many events in London he will attend is a visit to the National Theatre to mark its 50th anniversary and the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph.

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Duke of Edinburgh increases his workload - Telegraph
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:57 PM
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Sir John Batten, the Queen's physician for 15 years, has died aged 89. Thanksgiving service will be held at St Bride's, Fleet St, on Jan 17
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:19 PM
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Duke of Edinburgh increases his workload

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:37 PM
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I admire the determination that burns within Prince Philip to continue doing his royal duties and supporting The Queen, despite his health issues and age. I guess he will continue on until the engine in his body runs out of fuel.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:41 PM
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Sir John Batten, the Queen's physician for 15 years, has died aged 89. Thanksgiving service will be held at St Bride's, Fleet St, on Jan 17
She hired him when he was aged 74. I love that.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:08 PM
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My proverbial hat goes off to Prince Philip. He has the energy I lack in my early 30s. I hope he continues to do what he loves, which is keeping busy, and supporting his wife and country.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:14 PM
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My proverbial hat goes off to Prince Philip. He has the energy I lack in my early 30s. I hope he continues to do what he loves, which is keeping busy, and supporting his wife and country.
I totally agree with you here. This is a man that can probably put just about any man 20 years younger than he to shame. It totally amazes me how physically and mentally fit Philip is for a 92 years young gentleman.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:09 AM
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King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u visited Queen Elizabeth II today at Buckingham Palace in London. Tonga's King and Queen are currently visiting the city in preparation for Tupou VI's coronation next year, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office today-
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The Queen has voiced her concern about children being attracted to computer games and e-books rather than reading traditional paper books.

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The monarch told Chocolat author Joanne Harris 'she feared that children were playing with those [games] more than they were reading books'.

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Unusual for the Queen to openly express an opinion on such an issue, but sure to touch a nerve with many parents and grandparents

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The Queen spoke as she awarded Chocolat author Harris an MBE for services to literature at Buckingham Palace today
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The Queen has voiced her concern about children being attracted to computer games and e-books rather than reading traditional paper books.
I definitely agree with her concern of children spending more time on computer games than reading books.
But reading e-books than traditional paper books is nothing wrong. She may end up getting called outdated..JMO.

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Unusual for the Queen to openly express an opinion on such an issue, but sure to touch a nerve with many parents and grandparents
She has not expressed this openly. Its just the person to whom she spoke came out and told the media..If everyone starts doing so, then we may have a book on Queen's opinions and views..
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Here are two picture galleries of the latest events:


Queen Elizabeth meeting King Tupou VI of Tonga and Queen Nanasipau'u:


** gettyimages/zimbio gallery **


The Duke of Edinburgh at the reception to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his Duke of Edinburgh Award:



** gettyimages/zimbio gallery **
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:17 PM
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Prince Philip attended his 500th Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award presentation at St James's Palace today. The Duke founded the programme more than 50 years ago to inspire, guide and support young people between the ages of 14 and 24. More than eight million people have taken part across the world, and nearly 900,000 young people are currently participating in the award and others based on it in some 140 countries and territories-
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Prince Philip attends his 500th Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award presentation. pic.twitter.com/H0L04ig9yM
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this man is a killer
He is so engaging and quite a charmer - long live Prince Philip:)
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What has HM been up to?
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