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Old 12-04-2008, 09:52 AM
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The Princess Royal can be seen in the procession immediately behind the Ladies in Waiting in the first Hello! pic from the above link.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:06 AM
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The Princess Royal can be seen in the procession immediately behind the Ladies in Waiting in the first Hello! pic from the above link.
Warren (or anybody else???) - Do you know why the Princess Royal was part of the procession, when none of the other royals where?

Another stupid question: Do you know why were the two ladies-in-waiting given such prominent places in the House of Lords, as opposed to discretely being tucked away somewhere?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:32 AM
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Ever since her coronation the Queen has always worn her robes of state with a white gown (or predominantly white with gold embroidery etc). White is the symbol of purity and very fitting for her high office. It is also a "colour" that goes best with her crimson robes of state otherwise it would look to colourful. I think the Queen is a traditionalist and is a great upholder of continuity so that the familiarity of the ceremony remains the same. Sudden changes or differences from the previous year such as wearing a blue or red dress might deflect from the solemnity of the occassion and people would comment on what she is wearing rather than her speech. Don't forget, the Queen has no interest in fashion as such and isn't the type to say "right I want something even more flamboyant than last year so lets go for green and pink stripes!".
thank you so much for the explanation..
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Warren (or anybody else???) - Do you know why the Princess Royal was part of the procession, when none of the other royals where?
because she's the Colonel of the Blues and Royals, which makes her one of the Queen's Gold Sticks-in-Waiting, in other words her official/ceremonial bodyguards.
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because she's the Colonel of the Blues and Royals, which makes her one of the Queen's Gold Sticks-in-Waiting, in other words her official/ceremonial bodyguards.
Thank you, very useful.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:24 PM
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Another stupid question: Do you know why were the two ladies-in-waiting given such prominent places in the House of Lords, as opposed to discretely being tucked away somewhere?
This is an interesting question and at a guess I would say it is to ensure that any mishap with the Queen's gown or staterobes is dealt with and taken care of as quickly and discretely as possible. For instance, if the queen stood up and her robes (which are usually very securely held in place under her shoulders) detached itself, it wouldn't do for the pagebearers or anyone else to rush up and start trying to re-attach the train (someone would trip up and the crown would dislodge in a most inappropriate fashion)! The Queen's ladies-in-waiting who are fully trained in matters of the Queen's dress, would be alerted to the problem and would with incredible delicacy and gracefulness be there right on time to re-attach the offending garment without any loss of face or embarrassment. I think that's the reason why they are close at hand.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:50 PM
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Queen's speech: Gordon Brown bids to help Britain through economic downturn - Telegraph

Queen's speech: Banking bill at heart of slimmed down 'recession Britain' programme - Telegraph


Two of the many articles about Queen Elizabeth's speech at Sate Opening of Parliament 2008.
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"The Duke of Edinburgh and I look forward to receiving the President of Mexico."

Is this the only state visit to Britain for the next year
Is the Queen going anywhere on a state visit next year?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...h-in-full.html The Full speech
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was it just me or was the speech shorter this year than it used to be.
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I was watching TV the other day and they mentioned that the only two times she's missed were when she was pregnant with Andrew and Edward (I'm guessing that would be 1959 and 1963?).
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Yep. That's the only two she's missed.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:06 PM
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This is an interesting question and at a guess I would say it is to ensure that any mishap with the Queen's gown or staterobes is dealt with and taken care of as quickly and discretely as possible. For instance, if the queen stood up and her robes (which are usually very securely held in place under her shoulders) detached itself, it wouldn't do for the pagebearers or anyone else to rush up and start trying to re-attach the train (someone would trip up and the crown would dislodge in a most inappropriate fashion)! The Queen's ladies-in-waiting who are fully trained in matters of the Queen's dress, would be alerted to the problem and would with incredible delicacy and gracefulness be there right on time to re-attach the offending garment without any loss of face or embarrassment. I think that's the reason why they are close at hand.
By tradition the Ladies in Waiting are always in close attendance at this important occasion and can be seen standing exactly where they were this time.

HM does wear the same dress more than once for the State Opening. One famous one was plain white satin with draped gold fringes. Although last year was a white lace gown too, I think it was another one, because the points on the hem were sharper last year than this year.

Also, for several years, she arrived wearing a long silver & white "evening" coat, whereas now she seems to favour an elegant cream fur lined wrap.

Her jewellery does vary but usually involves large and important pieces. This year it was Q. Victoria's Jubilee necklace but last year was several diamond rivieres.
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Here is the link to a video I created from some of the great pictures from the opening ceremony.



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Here is the link to a video I created from some of the great pictures from the opening ceremony.
Lillibet, that was wonderful. Thank you
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Lovely. The Queen looking very majestic and graceful, as ever!
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These photos are just stunning! Queen Elizabeth looks so regal.
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For anyone in the US wishing to watch the state opening, C-SPAN2 will be airing it, in its entirety, at 2:21PM Eastern. That's in a little less than two hours time.
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I do love the fur lined wrap that she wore. Very nice.

Has anyone else noticed that Her Majesty's hair seems to sparkle for the State Opening of Parliament? I don't know if it's the Diadem, but it just has something extra special when Her Majesty opens her Parliament.
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Hello!!
There will be a new thread for the 2009 State Opening of Parliament? or there is already one? I've not found it.
Thanks, guys!
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