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Old 06-06-2009, 10:48 AM
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The Queen is being urged by senior constitutionalists to intervene, after the resignation of James Purnell, to advise a new Prime Minister to call a swift general election

The Queen is urged to press a new Prime Minister to call a swift general election - Telegraph
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Pics 6.6.2009

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive at the Epsom
Derby on June 6, 2009 in Epsom, England.


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Old 06-06-2009, 03:07 PM
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Beautiful pictures of HM, iceflower! She seems to be wearing a lot of pink lately. It's such a cheerful colour and looks so nice on her, too.
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I read in The Sun that Her Majetsy was asking everybody in the box to put a pound on a horse so that someone may win 13. Wonderful outfit, nice colour for June.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:24 PM
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Feel sad for the Queen/ British Royals

I was watching a documentary today where Eileen Parker the ex-wife of Mike Parker, who was Prince Philip aide said that once Queen Elizabeth came to their house and Eileen was discussing with her some every day things that her children had done, of which the Queen replied "Eileen, I really wish I could be like you". It made me kind of sad to hear that since the Queen is sometimes given a bad rap for not being a good mother.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:19 AM
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I read in The Sun that Her Majetsy was asking everybody in the box to put a pound on a horse so that someone may win 13. Wonderful outfit, nice colour for June.
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I don't understand this? Is nobody bidding at theses races? Thirteen pounds isn't that much.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:21 AM
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I believe it's a contest the royal box puts on each year. They all put a pound or so in and get a horse drawn at random. It's mainly for fun, not money, I think.

It was shown in the documentary Elizabeth R, which aired in the early 1990s. (I don't remember if it was the Derby or a different race.) The Queen won that year.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:49 AM
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I believe it's a contest the royal box puts on each year. They all put a pound or so in and get a horse drawn at random. It's mainly for fun, not money, I think.

It was shown in the documentary Elizabeth R, which aired in the early 1990s. (I don't remember if it was the Derby or a different race.) The Queen won that year.
It sounds to me very much like what we call a 'sweep'.

e.g. our big race is the Melbourne Cup held on the first Tuesday in November.

There are up to 24 horses I think.

Everybody at my work, who wants to puts money in and then a number of sweeps are drawn up with different people being allocated a horse, or two if they buy more tickets. The idea is to give people an interest in the race particularly if they don't really want to have a bet at the TAB.
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Pics 8.6.2009

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend the Pilgrims
Reception at St James Palace London, June 8, 2009

Great choice of dress colour in these rooms..

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Your right IceFlower, the Queen picked the right outfit. Thank you for the pictures.


[quote=Iluvbertie;949771]It sounds to me very much like what we call a 'sweep'.
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Yeah it is I believe. It's a nice little umm game for want of a better word.
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The Queen and Prince Philip during a reception for the Corps of
Commissionaires in honour of their 150th anniversary at St James
Palace in central London, June 9, 2009

I wonder about her thoughts when seeing the photo of herself
in much younger years (pic 3)..

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Old 06-09-2009, 05:36 PM
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The Queen is going to Trinidad Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :
It didn't say anything about the Duke though.
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The Queen is going to Trinidad Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :
It didn't say anything about the Duke though.
Really; how interesting. Didn't know this was a planned event?
Thank you for the information free2rhyme.
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He will spend the anniversary carrying out a series of engagements in London, from promoting the British tourism industry to holding a reception in support of a charity.

Duke of Edinburgh celebrates 88th birthday - Telegraph

Happy Birthday Sir!
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:01 AM
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I wonder about her thoughts when seeing the photo of herself
in much younger years (pic 3)..

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i think , the queen should not to regret about herself when seeing her photos , she still beautifull and in a very good health , who don't know the queen age , can't give her 83 years
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He will spend the anniversary carrying out a series of engagements in London, from promoting the British tourism industry to holding a reception in support of a charity.

Duke of Edinburgh celebrates 88th birthday - Telegraph

Happy Birthday Sir!
reaching such age , really deserve celebrations ,i think it could be nice to spend the birthday in some good engagement , better than to spend the day in huge palace with the servents
happy birthday Sir
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:58 AM
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Aww how sweet that he's spending his birthday doing engagements. Rather unfair, but extremly nice of him. I hope he has many more birthday's to celebrate.
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Aww how sweet that he's spending his birthday doing engagements. Rather unfair, but extremly nice of him. I hope he has many more birthday's to celebrate.
One might assume there would be a celebration dinner with the family, either in the evening or on the weekend
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One might assume there would be a celebration dinner with the family, either in the evening or on the weekend
Yes it would be sensible to assume that he would be celebrating some way with his family. But he is spending his birth-day doing engagements and visiting us when he could be taking part in one of his hobbies like Prince Joachim did. It's extremly selfless of him and I applaud him.
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Queen Elizabeth II receives the Ambassador of Benin Mr Albert
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit the National Weymouth Sailing
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Olympic facilities which are used by Olympians and the local community
on June 11, 2009 in Weymouth, England.

At some pics the Queen wears sunglasses, extraordinary...


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