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Old 09-29-2011, 11:12 PM
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Don't ask me where I heard it or read it but I think I've heard/read several time where he calls her "cabbage".

I think its kind of cute.
I think they used that endearment in the film 'The Queen' - didn't they? It sounds familiar. When they were in the bedroom. I have the DVD and one of these days I'll watch it again - such a great performance by Helen Mirren - one really does think its the Queen. Anyway, I'll watch for that.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:15 PM
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Have anyone met them in some way ? And where can I get like a booklet on Buckingham palace or any booklet on the royal family I want to learn as much I can on Buckingham palace before visiting and touring it.

What are the other nicknames
Prince William-"wombat"/"wills"
Prince Henry - "Harry"
Princess Diana -"di"
Queen Elizabeth -"lillibet"
Princess catherine - "Kate"
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I am just curious to know which relative is the Quern and the rest of the royal family closest to?
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:26 PM
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Queen Elizabeth = cabbage (for Prince Philip anyway)
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:52 PM
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Random (and Quirky) Facts About the Windsors

I'm not sure if such a thread exists, or even if it's OK to start one with such a title, but I came across an article that I found interesting and wanted to share. I didn't know some of these things (and some I truly didn't need/want to know), but the world would be pretty boring if everyone were like everyone else.

Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Express Yourself :: Secrets of the Royals (and their regal oddities)
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:59 PM
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Great thread and a nice article. Learnt quite a few new things about the royal family.

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When the Queen was born her parents wanted to name her Anne but King George V forbade it.
Does anyone know whether this is true, and if yes, why did George V veto the name?
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:11 PM
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I've always thought it was Princess Margaret who was supposed to be named Anne.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:26 PM
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I've always thought it was Princess Margaret who was supposed to be named Anne.
My dear Archduchess Zelia,

You are correct. For some reason which was not clear, George V did not like the name "Anne" or "Ann." He and Mary wanted the baby to be named Margaret after "Margaret of Scotland" a royal ancestress and in the end he won.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:12 PM
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I'm not sure how many of these I believe... In one sentence it talks about Charles' nightshirts and then says he always sleeps on the nude. Hmmmmm
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:16 PM
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I'm not sure how many of these I believe... In one sentence it talks about Charles' nightshirts and then says he always sleeps on the nude. Hmmmmm
Yeah, that was the one I didn't quite believe, or want to know.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:28 PM
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Yeah, that was the one I didn't quite believe, or want to know.
Yeah, definitely some "TMI" there...lol
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Some great anecdotes about the RF - I love that Queen Victoria smoked marijuana for cramps; that lady knew a thing or two about medicinal pot and was certainly ahead of her time.
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Some great anecdotes about the RF - I love that Queen Victoria smoked marijuana for cramps; that lady knew a thing or two about medicinal pot and was certainly ahead of her time.
That was definitely an interesting one. But if it helped with the pain, and didn't harm anything else, then all was well. Still the thought of Queen Victoria a little high is an amusing image .
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It's my opinion that it says a lot about people which paper they prefer to read.

I don't know if this really is general knowledge, but if it isn't and you were to offer a qualified guess, which paper do you believe is the preferred of.

QEII?

Prince Phillip?

PoW Charles?

Lady Camilla?

Harry?

William?

Catherine?

And why?

ADDED: This clip provides a clear defintion of who reads the various British papers: (From 1:04).
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Does Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex want to do any more productions of documentaries or dramas?
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On June 27, 1727 George II opened the first Parliament of his reign. In its very first sitting, Parliament voted a rise in the King's civil list financial settlement. George was granted 800,000 pounds a year. A further 100,000 pounds entitlement was granted for Queen Caroline.
Every year Queen Elizabeth II sends Christmas trees to Westminster Abbey; Wellington Barracks; St. Paul's Cathedral; St. Giles and The Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh; Crathie Church; and local Sandringham schools and churches.
Princess Alexandra's 1974 visit to Poland was the first by a member of the British Royal Family to a Warsaw Pact country.
King John was very partial to eggs.
He ordered five thousand eggs for his Christmas festivities in 1206.
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Illegitimate heirs

Hypothetically, what would be the situation today, if it was ever discovered that Prince Charles say, had fathered an illegitimate child, born before William. In the times of Charles II, his children by Nell gwynn were given titles and estates. What do you think might be the situation today ? After all, allegedly the advice of his Uncle was to go out and sow his wild oats and he was 32 when he married, he wasn't a monk up to that point. Any thoughts ? Or would the royal family refuse DNA testing and just claim it was all made up nonsense ?
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There would be no titles. Charles would probably be pressured heavily into acknowledging the child and would be raked over the hot coals by the press for his behaviour, especially if he didn't acknowledge the child.

Legally, the child would have no place in the line of succession. He would likely be entitled to inherit part of Charles' personal estate when Charles dies - but only his personal estate.

The man who gave Charles this advice was his great-uncle, Louis Mountbatten, not his uncle. Charles' uncles were all by marriage, as his parents both only had sisters. Lord Mountbatten was the DoE's mother's brother.
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Who are the senior royals?

The terms senior, major and minor royals are widely used when referring to members of the BRF, but is there a definitive list of who is in which category?

The Queen, Philip and Charles are unquestionably senior royals, and most would agree that the Queen's cousins and York girls are minor royals, but what about the others?
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:31 PM
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There is no official designation.


Some use the line of succession which would make George a more senior royal than Harry.


Others use direct relationship to The Queen - so her children are more senior royals than William who is only a grandson but that will change when Charles becomes King.


Some regard the senior royals as the ones who do the work on behalf of the Queen making Princess Alexandra senior to Beatrice.
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Why does the British Royal Family fly commercially?

Why doesn't the British Royal Family have its own plane, or at least charter one?

Prince William flew on the US Airways Shuttle between NYC and Washington during his visit. I find that very unusual; he could have chartered his own Amtrak train and gotten to Washington just as quickly.


Prince William even flies coach sometimes, such as when he went to Memphis recently. (The plane had first class on it, but he was in coach.)

As the head of state of 16 or so countries, it just seems odd for the BRF to fly like that.

Thoughts?
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