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Old 06-06-2014, 05:11 PM
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Not to change the subject but, Maxima's sunglasses were just atrocious! What on earth was she thinking wearing them with that outfit?!
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:15 PM
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It boggles my mind why *Did not ALL HEADS OF STATES give the Queen a large round of applause when she appeared? She is the Queen of England, the British Empire for heavens sake. She served in WW11, what more does anyone need? She was there in the mist of it all, as some of the others and she is the longest serving head of state there.....where is common courtesy these days?
I agree with you, The Queen is also head of state of 16 countries and head of the Commonwealth.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:33 PM
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On a side note; Bernard a war veteran escaped or rather left his care home in the UK and was discovered in Normandy with his friends.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...g-friends.html
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:39 PM
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met veterans at the D-Day commemorations in Normandy today. Shows: int gvs William and Kate chatting to veterans inside tent at Arromanches, Normandy-
Home - ITNSource News

The Queen has joined British veterans at Bayeux cemetery in Normandy, to honour those who took part in the D-Day landings 70 years ago. Shows: gvs Queen arrival at Bayeux cemetary and being greeted by Prince Charles and Camilla, Queen laying wreath, Royals greeting veterans-
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:41 PM
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I wasn't talking about Stalin.

Regardless of one's opinion of Putin and Russia, the involvement of the Soviet Union during the Second World War is not one to take lightly. They played a huge role in defeating Germany, despite the fact that Stalin could be considered to have been a dictator comparable to Hitler.

As such, regardless of the politics with the current situation between the West and Russia right now, it would be hugely inappropriate to exclude Putin from such an event or from the official photographs of the dignitaries/heads of state.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:46 PM
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As noted by Nico, King Harald did not applaud. This means he too did not recognise Queen Elizabeth's II contribution to the victory.
As for the dictator, the dogs barks, but the caravan goes on. Leaders of the enlighten western regimes are consensus figures bought by the moneyed elite.

Is this really necessary? While I agree that the comments regarding Putin aren't constructive to this thread, is it really necessary to attack Western democracies?

I don't know why King Harald didn't applaud for Queen Elizabeth, but I doubt it's because he doesn't recognize her contributions. The smile on his face suggests otherwise, as does the fact that they're believed to have a close relationship.

I don't think Putin's lack of clapping says anything about his personal opinions on the Queen, her contributions, Britain, etc. I think instead he's not clapping because given the comments made by Charles recently, it would send the wrong message to the people a home in Russia.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:51 PM
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D-Day 70th Anniversary; June 6th, 2014

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Putin did not applaud when The Queen arrived.
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Neither King Harald of Norway, and i woud'nt suspect a frosty relashionship btw him and the Queen.

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Here is a video of the arrival of the Queen in Normandy this afternoon


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As can be seen on video from QEII's arrival both Putin and KH applauded as she made her way down the carpet to greet the veterans
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:53 PM
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Is this really necessary? While I agree that the comments regarding Putin aren't constructive to this thread, is it really necessary to attack Western democracies?

I don't know why King Harald didn't applaud for Queen Elizabeth, but I doubt it's because he doesn't recognize her contributions. The smile on his face suggests otherwise, as does the fact that they're believed to have a close relationship.

I don't think Putin's lack of clapping says anything about his personal opinions on the Queen, her contributions, Britain, etc. I think instead he's not clapping because given the comments made by Charles recently, it would send the wrong message to the people a home in Russia.
It would be impossible to determine why President Putin did not applaud.

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a picture of gran duke jean ( i believe he is a veteran of the war as well?)
http://royalhats.files.wordpress.com...y-29.jpg?w=869
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a picture of gran duke jean ( i believe he is a veteran of the war as well?)
http://royalhats.files.wordpress.com...y-29.jpg?w=869

I was wondering why he wasn't there but I guess I couldn't see him sitting down in the wheelchair. He didn't fight on D-day but he did land in Normandy just a few days later.
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I think it is great that all the Heads of State could come together and remember what happened 70 years ago.
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I think it is great that all the Heads of State could come together and remember what happened 70 years ago.
I agree. Always nice to see various Heads of State together, I think, but especially nice to see that some can put their differences aside to commemorate such a significant day.
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As can be seen on video from QEII's arrival both Putin and KH applauded as she made her way down the carpet to greet the veterans
You're right, I did not notice it earlier.
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On a side note; Bernard a war veteran escaped or rather left his care home in the UK and was discovered in Normandy with his friends.

Missing D-Day veteran found in Normandy celebrating with former comrades | Mail Online
Tnx, Lumutqueen - my favorite story of the day. I'm glad they called en route so the search did not get out of hand. Good for Mr. Jordan.
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[QUOTE=Al_bina;1673258]As noted by Nico, King Harald did not applaud. This means he too did not recognise Queen Elizabeth's II contribution to the victory.


Queen Elizabeth also didn´t applause at some points while the other dignitaries did. Do you really believe you can read anything from this?!
As for the King of Norway, he is very much known for holding the Queen in very high esteem and they had an excellent relationship all their lives!
When he and his family visited Britain in 2005 he said in an interview that the Queen (of Britain) was a role model for many, including him.
Please stick to facts and don´t interpret gestures which are pure speculation!
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I was wondering why he wasn't there but I guess I couldn't see him sitting down in the wheelchair. He didn't fight on D-day but he did land in Normandy just a few days later.

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Luxemburger Wort - Luxemburger in der Normandie - Die Bilder
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I was making a point that being a dictator does not prevent one from being photographed with the POTUS or the British PM for example. Putin was there because of Russia's role in the war.
I get why he was invited. But I think the Russians were quite enveloped in things on their own front. Does anyone know if there was a Russian contingent on the beaches on D Day? I'm not minimizing what was going on in the Russian front - at all. It certainly occupied German efforts on that front and played a crucial role. But I truly don't know the extent of Russian aid in Normandy.
See: Who won the war? Russians take a different view on D-day
D-Day: Three Unique Perspectives: World War II and D-Day
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The Royal House, however, after much controversy, made it clear in its WWW page that Maxima has a courtesy title of queen (as the king's wife), but should be referred to as "Queen Maxima, Princess of the Netherlands" and not "Queen Maxima of the Netherlands", the latter style being reserved solely to a reigning queen like Beatrix.[/QUOTE]



??? When the Queen received an award in Germany´s Baden-Baden some weeks ago (WA sitting in the audience, visibly very proud of his wife), she referred herself in her speech "... as Queen of the Netherlands,..." So how fits this together with your statement? I think she will know best about her titles...
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:36 PM
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When I see the Queen at events like this it really makes me dread the day she's not with us anymore. The level of respect and affection for her from many people all over the world is so touching.
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