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Old 08-01-2013, 03:53 AM
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Sorry, my point was is this actually what the Queen would have said? Reading the full article I don't think it is.
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Perhaps, since it would have been the end of EVERYTHING, the Queen may have departed from the script ?

Thank heaven it was never needed !
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:44 AM
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How the world is going today, we never know, speeches like that may have to be made. Too much is going in these days and I find it scary and sad.
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Perhaps, since it would have been the end of EVERYTHING, the Queen may have departed from the script ?

Thank heaven it was never needed !
Prehaps she would have decided if we weren't all going to make it to tell some real truths... "And what I really think of Mrs Thatcher..."
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It was written by Civil Servants and there's no mention The Queen had any input. It was obviously made up just in case anything occured due to the suddeness of a nuclear war a "rousing" speech might have been needed apparently. If a warning was issued, the speech would have had to have believed either immediately or when The Queen was out of London.
IYou are right, press over-cooking it as usual. I read that it was put together for an exercise.

The other sillyness is the footman who has gone home because his visa ran out. Apparently he played a "vital" role in the announcement of the birth of Prince George (he put the stand up in the forecourt of BP). He wants to appeal to the Queen to come back. she needs to keep well away from that one.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:34 AM
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I think the Buckingham Palace Footman is just expressing how proud he was to be able to play a role in Prince George's birth announcement. It's pretty sad that he had a good job and is now back home. I hope everything works out for him and that he will be able to get back to his job.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:25 AM
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I think the Buckingham Palace Footman is just expressing how proud he was to be able to play a role in Prince George's birth announcement. It's pretty sad that he had a good job and is now back home. I hope everything works out for him and that he will be able to get back to his job.
If he really wants to make money for his family, he should be applying for work at international hotels. His BP background would stand him in good stead.

BP can't just hold his job open - no organisation could.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:49 AM
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I don't think he's expecting the Palace to hold his job open but I think he would apply for a job there again, if he could. I agree, I think international hotels would hire him, especially with a Buckingham Palace job on his résumé.
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IYou are right, press over-cooking it as usual. I read that it was put together for an exercise.

The other sillyness is the footman who has gone home because his visa ran out. Apparently he played a "vital" role in the announcement of the birth of Prince George (he put the stand up in the forecourt of BP). He wants to appeal to the Queen to come back. she needs to keep well away from that one.
..from that one... A young man who was born into extreme poverty, did well in school and educated by nuns, received a scholarship so he could study in Britain (maybe Scotland), applied for a job at Buckingham Palace and got it after a thorough back ground check (which all potential employees get) and as many other young people going to other countries to study, the visa expires and they have to return home to their countries and apply for a permanent visa. This young man will be successful and is not the one ...people should keep well away from.
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..from that one... A young man who was born into extreme poverty, did well in school and educated by nuns, received a scholarship so he could study in Britain (maybe Scotland), applied for a job at Buckingham Palace and got it after a thorough back ground check (which all potential employees get) and as many other young people going to other countries to study, the visa expires and they have to return home to their countries and apply for a permanent visa. This young man will be successful and is not the one ...people should keep well away from.
It's not that the Queen should keep away from him specifically, it's more that she should keep from getting involved. It can strike a whole "the Queen is interfering in government matters in order to give someone who may not be deserving of a visa entry into the country, for the sake of this immigrant who is potentially taking a job - and a good one at that - away from an out of work British citizen."
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Peter Hunt ‏@BBCPeterHunt 22m
Prince Philip will be seen in public for the first time in two months on August 12th. #royal

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On August 12th, Prince Philip will hand out medals at @royalsoced in Edinburgh.

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Philip has been recup since June after an op on his abdomen. He was in hospital for eleven nights and had spent time in intensive care.

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A Buckingham Palace spokesman says Prince Philip is in “good spirits” and is “making good progress”.

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Buckingham Palace has never said why the operation on his abdomen was carried out.

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On August 12th Prince Philip will travel from Sandringham to @royalsoced in Edinburgh.

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Afterwards he’ll join the Queen for their summer holiday at Balmoral, her private estate in the Scottish highlands.

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Prince Philip's only other engagement, which is in the public domain, is a visit to the Dersingham Bog Natural Nature Reserve on 30 Sept.
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Excellent news!! Looking forward to seeing HRH in a couple of weeks.
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Don't know if this is a recent picture but here's one of The Queen chatting to some people at Balmoral:
The Queen and her Duke
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Queen Elizabeth has inspected her guard at the gates of Balmoral Castle today, August 8, to mark the official start of her summer holidays.



** zimbio: Queen Elizabeth II Visits Balmoral Castle **


** express.co.uk: The Queen is all smiles as she inspects the Royal Scots Borderers at Balmoral **
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Queen Elizabeth has inspected her guard at the gates of Balmoral Castle today, August 8, to mark the official start of her summer holidays.



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No wonder she's happy! Queen inspects the troops as she arrives for the start of her two month summer holiday at Balmoral:
All smiles for the Queen as she arrives at Balmoral for her annual summer holiday | Mail Online

Always good to see Her Majesty and she seems so happy to start up her holiday at Balmoral.
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The Queen is always smiling, she is indeed The Queen of smiles.

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Old 08-09-2013, 09:18 AM
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QUEEN INSPECTS THE BALLATER GUARD AT BALMORAL:
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It's very nice that so many people are able to be that up close to watch Her Majesty inspect the guards.
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The Duke of Edinburgh as Honorary Fellow presented Royal Medals at The Royal Society of Edinburgh in Edinburgh today, August 12




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** bbc video: Prince Philip appears in public for first time since surgery **


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