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Old 05-22-2008, 11:29 AM
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Grumpy old sod. There's truly no need to act like a child, walk off and sulk.
If you can't be grumpy when you're 87 when can you be?
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I'm inclined to agree. The Duke is very old, still working, and, I suspect, not very well these days.

I can't believe that Jamie Durie would have been other than respectful and delighted by The Duke's interest, just as he was so ecstatic that Her Majesty had spent 10 or 15 minutes with him complimenting him on his gold medal and asking questions about the garden's design. In hindsight, it might have been better to not tell the Duke that the plant was a cycad, not a tree fern, but Durie was probably most chuffed at getting this very valuable plant from Australia to Chelsea without damage and still healthy and flourishing. Jamie Durie has already said that he didn't hear The Duke's comments.

I've heard reports here that Her Majesty was presented with an Australian bottle-tree after admiring them; likewise Prince Albert of Monaco who was taken with this lovely Australian native, too.

I understand that all of this has been filmed and will be shown on Australian television tonight so it will be interesting to see just how much of this report is factual and how much a Daily Mail beat-up.
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If you can't be grumpy when you're 87 when can you be?

Oh Please! What a dire pretext. And if adhering to that 'theory', what's been your excuse..haha.

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Old 05-23-2008, 12:10 AM
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He's practising for when he hits 87...
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:24 AM
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Queen Elizabeth II ReopensThe Royal Institution Of Great Britain. London - May 28 2008.
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Oh Please! What a dire pretext. And if adhering to that 'theory', what's been your excuse..haha.

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I'm never grumpy! People often call me Snow White because I'm so cheerful and serene.

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I'm never grumpy! People often call me Snow White because I'm so cheerful and serene.
Indeed you are, I'm the grumpy old sod and/or BOF, but just like Philip, at my age I am entitled!
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HM looks divine today in that turquoise ensemble.
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The Queen is the prettiest, lovliest 82 year-old I have ever seen.
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HM looked loevely at the re-opening of the RI. The colours were just right for the time of year, and worked very well with HMs skin tones
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SOUTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 02: HRH Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the QEII Embarkation building in Southhampton Docks on June 2, 2008 in Southhampton, England. The Queen is revisiting the historic cruise liner before it is retired in Dubai as a floating hotel.
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The Queen insists on clearing away the dishes herself after entertaining guests, Cherie Blair has revealed

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The Queen and Prince Philip are taking a tour of the factory. Staff are stopping work to take mobile phone pictures of the Royal couple as they pass.

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The Queen insists on clearing away the dishes herself after entertaining guests, Cherie Blair has revealed

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It is quite interesting just how down-to-earth the Queen and her family are when in private, but I'm not sure I like the fact Cherie is basically using anything and anyone to promote her tell-all book. Some things should remain private, I believe.
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I'm glad that someone put Prince Phillip right for once. I watched that recent documentary about him and the number of stupid things he said you couldn't count but no one ever contradicts him so no wonder he couldn't take it when the guy at the flower show did. There was one scene in that programme where he was in a high rise tower block and said that that sort of housing was no good for families but was good for elderly people and all these local authority people just stood around looking tense but not saying anything. Also in that documentary last year about the Royal Family he started arguing with an archaeologist who told him that horses were not indiginous to the U.S.A. Philip was adament that they were and this poor University Professor, who was an expert on this particular subject, just backed down to him. He is a very arrogant man and he's always been the same it's nothing to do with his age.
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I'm glad that someone put Prince Phillip right for once.
The man concerned only told him the name of the plant, he didn't 'put him right', which infers he told him off. Philips comments afterwards are only alleged to have happened by 'one of the boys'.
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But it did mean that Mr Durie got a lot of publicity!
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Pictured: The Queen comes face-to-face with Britain's champion gurner | Mail Online

Her husband is no slouch at pulling funny faces. So when the Queen met the world gurning champion yesterday, her own expression suggested she was distinctly underwhelmed.
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They keep saying she wasn't amused by the gurner but actually, on the video she looks quite intrigued and smiles quite a bit.
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