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Old 10-14-2010, 08:03 PM
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How exciting, it's always nice to see the Queen going out and about to other countries!
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It's not on the royal calender but apparently The Queen and David Cameron will meet the President of Chile today, and he has brought them a piece of rock from the mine.
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It's not on the royal calender but apparently The Queen and David Cameron will meet the President of Chile today, and he has brought them a piece of rock from the mine.
I hope its a sparkly rock. South America is fantastic for its wealth of unique gemstones.
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I doubt that the rescued chilenean workers brought sparkly rocks with them...
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I hope its a sparkly rock. South America is fantastic for its wealth of unique gemstones.
Not so sparkly, it's a rock from the mine they were trapped in.
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Not so sparkly, it's a rock from the mine they were trapped in.
That's a somber thing to keep. Living in a state where we've had our share of miners trapped and some rescued and some not so lucky. I hope that the rock serves to promote more safety in the mines and for the miners.

My intention was not to be flippant here. I was aware of the disaster but the big news here was how one rescued miner was greeted by both his wife and mistress.
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Queen Elizabeth II gets a piece of Chile's national pride – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Judging purely by appearances, the gift from Chile's president to Elizabeth II did not seem fit for a queen.

He gave the monarch a rock. But it was not just any rock. The stone that President Sebastian Piñera brought all the way from Chile to Buckingham Palace was from the bottom of the San Jose mine, once the underground prison of 33 miners and now a symbol of Chilean national pride.
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Nice to see Chile's Head of State dressed in presidential clothing, rather than his trademark white helmet !
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The Queen receives the President of Chile Mr Sebastian Pinera and his wife Cecilia Morel Montes. October 18, 2010

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Today, October 19, the Queen received His Excellency the Ambassador of
Sudan, Mr Abdullahi Hamad Ali Alazreg and His Excellency the Ambassador
of Switzerland, Mr Anton Thalmannduring at Buckingham Palace.

A week of light/white shades after a blue one?

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Setting the record straight

Rocks were brought up from the mine by one of the miner's himself. I feel they should be viewed not only as a reminder of mining safety, but also what humans are capable of. As such, it should be considered an appropriate gift for a monarch.

Also, the one rescued miner mentioned by Osipi was actually only greeted by his mistress, Chile miners rescue: miner asks wife and mistress to greet him - Telegraph. His wife declined his invitation to greet him.
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Nice to see Chile's Head of State dressed in presidential clothing, rather than his trademark white helmet !
I haven't any criticism to level at Chile's President. He and his wife stayed with the miners until each and every one of them were rescued. And then they sang their national anthem. He was very presidental that day, white helmet and all, and this day he met HM, he was equally as presidental.
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Duke of Edinburgh at HMS Belfast for dedication of Russian-built masts [19 October 2010]

Prince Philip visited HMS Belfast on Tuesday for the official dedication ceremony of the recently installed replica masts.
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Royal investitures with the Queen at Buckingham Palace on October 20, 2010:


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Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at the headquarters of UTV (Ulster
Television) where they launched UTV's new High Definition television channel,
during their tour of the studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thursday, October
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The Queen also met with Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and attended
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Queen's favourite Malvern Water axed by Coca-Cola after orders dry up | Mail Online

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It has been enjoyed by royalty for centuries and is the only brand served at the Queen’s castles and palaces.
But in a few days’ time, the final batch of Malvern Water will be bottled and its production plant in the town shut down.
Coca-Cola, the brand’s owner, said today that output was too low for it to keep the site open and it will be sold off for luxury housing. Seventeen workers face redundancy.
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Queen Elizabeth visited the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Lisburn for a tour and
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The Press Association: Queen and Duke tour Coca-Cola plant

The Queen has toured a Coca-Cola plant on the final day of her visit to Northern Ireland.

She opened a visitor centre at the site, near Belfast. The monarch was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, who was presented with a solid crystal replica of a Coca-Cola bottle.
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Pretty funny that she toured a Coca Cola Factory after they cut her favorite water! Oh the irony!
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Hopefully they put aside a few cases for her as a special gift.

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Pretty funny that she toured a Coca Cola Factory after they cut her favorite water! Oh the irony!
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