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Old 06-03-2012, 11:05 AM
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The Queen looks cold and miserable.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:05 AM
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Props for the rowers at the manned boats for rowing 7 miles at 4,5 knots!
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:06 AM
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Can someone explain to me why the entire royal family isn't on the Royal Barge? It seems silly to me that they aren't all together, expecially considering the size of the boat.
Will be a security thing.

There was quite a few raised eyebrows at the idea of HM, Prince Charles and Prince William all travelling on the same barge. It's so unusual to see them travelling together like that.


I do wish the commentator would stop mentioning Princess Eugenie and "her sister" when they go to her when she is stood with the Countess of Wessex. Some of the coverage has been quite disappointing in that respect.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:09 AM
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Surprised at the news that Peter & Autumn Phillips didn't go. Anyone know the reason. Love Kate's outfit.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:10 AM
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Props for the rowers at the manned boats for rowing 7 miles at 4,5 knots!
I can't believe how well they have all done. My arms would have fallen off if I tried to do even a tenth of that.
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Sky TV reported that the protesting anti-monarchists were drowned out by crowds singing the National Anthem at them.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:12 AM
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Sky TV reported that the protesting anti-monarchists were drowned out by crowds singing the National Anthem at them.
Which is the best answer to them!

I'm a bit sad the bigger vessels weren't able to take part in the pageant; that would have been a sight to behold. But the smaller ships have done a great job too, and kudos to those doing all the rowing; faultless performance.
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Sky TV reported that the protesting anti-monarchists were drowned out by crowds singing the National Anthem at them.

Listening to those crowds there is no doubt in my mind about how most Britians feel about Elizabeth!
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:15 AM
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Apparently, Charles and Camilla weren't the only ones to make a surprise appearance at a Street Party. The Duke of York and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie attended the Big Jubilee Lunch at All Saints Church in Fulham ahead of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:16 AM
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The Queen looks cold and miserable.
There's always a stupid and unnecessary comment in each celebration isn't it ?
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:18 AM
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Sky TV reported that the protesting anti-monarchists were drowned out by crowds singing the National Anthem at them.
It must have been a truly glorious moment to witness and participate in
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:19 AM
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They are raising the bridge and looks wonderful!!
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London Bridge drawbridge rising; how exciting.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:21 AM
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So cool to see tower bridge raise the bastilles in salute to HM!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:22 AM
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Now passing the Tower of London, looking like it was just built yesterday!
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:23 AM
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They are raising the bridge and looks wonderful!!
It's supposed to be a lucky sign to see the bridge rising, so there'll be millions of lucky people worldwide today.
An impressive sight, and I loved the salutes.

The Thrones remain unoccupied though. The seats might have gotten a bit wet from all the rain, which is why the Queen and the Duke stand right behind them.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:24 AM
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It's supposed to be a lucky sign to see the bridge rising, so there'll be millions of lucky people worldwide today.

An impressive sight, and I loved the salutes.
Lucky sign to see tower bridge rise?? Wow! That so cool, I've never heard of that before!!
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What a great undershot view of the bridge. And hopefully it'll be my lucky day seeing the drawbridge rise.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:26 AM
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It's supposed to be a lucky sign to see the bridge rising, so there'll be millions of lucky people worldwide today.
An impressive sight, and I loved the salutes.
I didn't know that. I'll take all the luck I can get at the moment.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:27 AM
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One advantage to only having the small boats is that it keeps the scale of this huge pageant very personal and human. It makes it very much a flotilla of Her Majesty's subjects and admirers.
Had there been large ships in the parade, the intimacy would have been a bit lost. I think this is lovely.
Plus one get to see the larger vessels and hear the comments of those on board if you are watching on television. Some of those interviews have been heartfelt.
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