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Old 10-14-2008, 08:53 AM
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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh current events 20: Oct 2008-March 2009


Welcome to part 20 of the current events of the

Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Part 19 covering the period May-October 2008 can be found here.

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Pics 14.10.2008

Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:56 PM
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Hey Warren! Thorn in your side here!
Another question about the arms.
Now this Yankee wonders if this coat of arms is unique to HM.
Is there a picture of her fathers to compare it to? And one can safely assume that when Prince Charles becomes King he will keep most of them but will add his own "touch" to the arms?
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:17 AM
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They're identical to her father's, except for the style of the crown. The Queen wanted the "Tudor" crown changed to an "Imperial" crown. But heraldically, they're identical. The type of crown is just artistic license.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:48 AM
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Queen Elizabeth II receives The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario The Honourable David Onley and Mrs Onley, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr Georg Boomgaarden, and the High Commissioner for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr Wajid Shamsul Hasan
at Buckingham Palace in London Picture date: Wednesday October 15 2008.
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They're identical to her father's, except for the style of the crown. The Queen wanted the "Tudor" crown changed to an "Imperial" crown. But heraldically, they're identical. The type of crown is just artistic license.
Oh cool! Thanks! Learn something new every day here!
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BBC NEWS | UK | Queen's image marks Google visit

An image of the Queen has been incorporated into Google's homepage logo to mark her visit to the internet giant's British headquarters.

The specially-commissioned image, called a "Google doodle", features the Queen's profile and a crown.
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Here's an article about yesterday's event:

Queen hosts 50th anniversary tea party for former Blue Peter presenters down the ages
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The Queen was given a glimpse into the world behind the internet search engine Google today when she visited the organisation's offices.
The Monarch, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, was introduced to software engineers, senior managers, and a host of other staff that keep the world's most popular internet search site running

The Queen giggles at YouTube's famous laughing baby during visit to Google HQ | Mail Online
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Queen Elizabeth II Visits Google Headquarters, 16 Oct 2008 .
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That is so funny!
This is my favourite pic!
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The new Google logo made especially for the Queen is so great! I love how much she's interested in learning about technology.
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News Summary Royalblog.nl: A right royal Google for Queen Elizabeth
News Summary Royalblog.nl: Q. Elizabeth welcomes Pakistan HC back
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Thankyou to Giov and everyone who posted photos of the Queen at google. My fave - HM with her google doodle in the background
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Somehow I never thought of the Queen and Google in the same thought before. Hmm.
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Pics 16.10.2008

Queen Elizabeth II meets Olympic medalists during a reception held at Buckingham
Palace for the 2008 Great Britain Olympic Team on October 16, 2008 in London,
England - the gentleman on pic 3 has of course not won any medals, it's London
Mayor Boris Johnson

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..the gentleman on Pic 3 has of course not won any medals, it's London Mayor Boris Johnson
Note that the Lady in Waiting is keeping a very firm eye on Boris.
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I expect lots of people "Google" the Queen, though.

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I expect lots of people "Google" the Queen, though.
Yes, that's how discovered TRF
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Note that the Lady in Waiting is keeping a very firm eye on Boris.
I don't blame her, he reminds me of a thuggy union rep
I remember seeing him at the Olympic games closing ceremony and thinking what an untidy, unkempt looking man he was.
He should get a hair cut as well.
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I really like her dress and the way her silver hair beams with beauty. Her hair seems like pearls themselves. Very beautiful a woman. Thanks Iceflower for sharing with us a ceremony in honor of the Olympic medal awardees. Long live her Highness the Queen.
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