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Old 06-17-2015, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen View Post
In the grand scheme of things, does it matter?!

I was just pleased to see Louise and James.
You and me both as I did not expect to see them without their parents. It was such a lovely surprise to see them both and to see James in his little suit.

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:23 PM
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That point in the video is 2:28 to 2:29. Sigh. If anyone has any doubts about grown men pushing young girls, go watch for yourself. Invented reality is not reality.

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:40 PM
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Rather disturbing that someone can just manufacture something like that without any sort of basis.

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Old 06-17-2015, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Molly2101 View Post
Getty have a video here which clearly shows Louise coming out on the balcony and moving to beside Philip immediately. I imagine both Louise and James were told by the Queen to stand with their grandparents as their parents weren't there so they didn't feel left out.
Well I looked and looked and it looked to me that it was supposed to be (going to our right) Queen, James, Philip, Louise . . . . and to the left, William and George, Charles and Camilla . . . .

But you are all correct about one thing. Namely that someone was orchestrating the movement which would lead one to expect their was some sort of organised order. And there he was, Prince Andrew, and he was moving them about with military precision although moving William and Catherine seemed akin to herding cats.

Charles had definitely left room for his eldest son and grandson to stand between him and the Queen and Andy was trying to move Catherine to directly behind James and not HM Hat! He finally gave up and stepped back to natter to Harry.

I always laugh at balcony scenes, Harry seems to loiter in the back in clear view but behind the front row and he always seems to be up to mischief.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:05 PM
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LOL! Y'all, this was the most entertaining thing I read all afternoon! I was so amused and amazed that I nearly missed my bus stop on the way home.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:47 AM
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I made a cup of tea to catch up on all this and had the best laugh for a while. Oh dear the things people think they see or rather what they want to see. Queen Camila does see things different to others often.
Can't wait till the next family appearance to see which royal takes down another.

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Old 06-18-2015, 12:55 AM
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It all makes Game of Thrones look like an episode of Little house on the prairie

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Old 06-18-2015, 01:32 AM
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I just wonder if there will be a retraction...
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Molly2101 View Post
Getty have a video HERE which clearly shows Louise coming out on the balcony and moving to beside Philip immediately. I imagine both Louise and James were told by the Queen to stand with their grandparents as their parents weren't there so they didn't feel left out.
In fact, what is shown is that William was standing directly behind James for a while as though he thought that was his position between the Queen and Philip (and behind James). We know from the other video that Prince Andrew was directing William to the space between Charles and the Queen. The one oddity is Prince Harry moving to that space - which I think Prince Andrew corrected.

Interesting conversation, turning on such minor matters. Truth to say, it must be a blazing experience emerging onto that balcony (left/right, in front of, behind). Each of those folks up there must have their instructions and in their own way are trying to make sure they are in their spot. In fact had William stayed between the Queen and Philip and Charles had placed himself beside the Queen, it would have been another tableau. In all, I think they were all trying to figure out the left/right stuff around the Queen.

What I saw in Louise was a momentary internal question: left or right?
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:29 AM
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In all the many balcony appearances we have witnessed over the years in the UK and in other countries, there has never been an issue over who is standing where or next to whom, as far as I know. As such, it should not be an issue now.
It is now time to move this discussion forward and any further attempts to analyse the standing positions of member of the Royal Family on the balcony will be removed from this thread without notice.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:22 AM
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Martin ‏@CourtierUK 56m56 minutes ago
The Coldstream Guards will be trooping their colour on The Queen’s Official Birthday next year, which will be marked on 11th June.

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If you wish to discuss this year's Trooping the Colour, please do so in the 90th Birthday Celebrations of Queen Elizabeth: May and June 2016 thread.
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Hi! Apologies if this is in the wrong section but, when watching older videos of the Trooping of the Colour, I always found it weird when the royal colonels didn't salute during the national anthem. Is that because a uniformed sovereign is the "commanding officer" of the party and is the only one who needs to salute (or take the salute)? They do salute nowadays that the queen is no longer in uniform.

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