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Old 06-07-2014, 09:26 AM
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:32 AM
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This is my favorite story pertaining to the D-Day commemoration. I say, old chap... well played...

Hero's welcome for runaway D-Day veteran - Telegraph
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:17 PM
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love this picture between Queen Elizabeth and Queen Margrethe
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...83_964x671.jpg
I love this!
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:44 PM
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The spirit of the old veterans is truly uplifting. Not least the veteran who eloped from the retirement home.

Here is a story about a veteran, who bummed Kate for kiss: Kate gets chatted up by 88-year-old war veteran | Royalista

And the pic in HQ: http://royalista.com/wp-content/uplo...0607104312.jpg
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Some very nice big pictures...

D-Day 70th Anniversary | MYROYALS &HOLLYWOOD FASHÄ°ON

There are several where Mathilde and Maxima are together, and they are both so lovely! And Maxima and Obama are really laughing over something or other. Anyway, nice pictures.

Notice the looks on the kids faces who are escorting the Dutch Royals. They look so proud to be holding hands with a king and a queen. Adorable...
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:58 PM
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Notice the looks on the kids faces who are escorting the Dutch Royals. They look so proud to be holding hands with a king and a queen. Adorable...
They do look a bit smitten don't they........they are so cute and Max looks really pleased with the little girl.

I love the pictures of Queens Max and Mathilda, they are such girly girls, having a great time together. And Queen Mathilda looks so chic and elegant. No comment on Queen Max, lolololo.
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:21 PM
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The really true Royal Veteran was there: HRH Jean Duke Jean of Luxembourg (92 years old) he was sitting on the second row.
Congratulations Your Royal Highness !
Thank you for mentioning this venerable, often overlooked Royal gentleman. He played a truly heroic role in WWII, actively resisting the Nazis and personally fighting to liberate his tiny country from the invader. I have seen newsreel of Luxembourgers lifting him onto their shoulders after Liberation and carrying him through the streets.

It is very moving.

ETA: Queen Mathilde looked sooo stunning...what a class act the Belgians have as their queen!
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D-Day 70th Anniversary | MYROYALS &HOLLYWOOD FASHÄ°ON

There are several where Mathilde and Maxima are together, and they are both so lovely! And Maxima and Obama are really laughing over something or other. Anyway, nice pictures.

Notice the looks on the kids faces who are escorting the Dutch Royals. They look so proud to be holding hands with a king and a queen. Adorable...
Love the ones with Maxima and President Obama.
And Catherine and the veterans.
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I wonder why Prince Henrik didn't accompany Queen Margrethe? As a Frenchman, I would've thought it'd be right up his alley. Was he busy with another engagement?
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QEII was the guest of honour yesterday. That's why she was last to arrive...Your downplaying of the role that women such as the then Princess Elizabeth played during the war is just so sad...
Hi Petticoat Lane. I did not think my post did downplay the role of women. In fact I took particular pains to stress that the day should have been about the men and women who took part in the invasion. While I am aware that women were not with the allied troops who actually fought on the beaches that day, many went to France in the days that followed in their capacities as nurses, drivers and in other support roles. I have also not forgotten that women joined the French resistance and also served in occupied Europe with organisations such as the SOE effectively doing preparatory work for the invasion.

I agree with your comments about the children. You seem to think I was making a criticism. I wasn't, just stating a fact that the Queen was not living in London during the Blitz and was therefore not "in the thick of it".

According to the Imperial War Museum, Princess Elizabeth joined the ATS in February 1945. VE day was on 8 May 1945 and VJ Day on 1 September 1945, so, her wartime service was short. Again, not a criticism but a fact.

I acknowledge that Princess Elizabeth did "her bit" (not intended as a put down) but the simple fact is that because of her age, her gender and her position as her father's heir, that role was limited. That she did the absolute most that she could is commendable. That she spent a year arguing her way into the ATS says much about her belief in service. It also seems to fit with the wishes of her parents that they should share the same hardships and burdens as their people (to the extent that they could).

I have and had no wish to denigrate the Queen, I simply found the comment that she was "in the thick of it" and those like it to be a bit of an exaggeration.
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Again, posts which went off on a tangent not related to the thread matter - the commemoration of the D-Day landings - have been removed.

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What name did The Prince of Wales give the bell during the service at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Bayeux?
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part of which reads:
"Prince Charles, representing the Queen, named the bell Thérèse-Bénedicte after St. Thérèse-Bénedicte of the Cross. St Thérèse, born Edith Stein, was a Jewish philosopher and convert who died at Auschwitz."

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Just always haved loved grand duke jean and never knew of his service. It is not a contest, if she could have, I have no doubt hm would have stormed the beaches. She was guest of honor, also, to belabor a point, shre is getting recognition for her advanced age , not fair but many are finally realizing that the odds that she will be around are lower . Nice to see max and Mathilda together and that max gave baba a a much needed laugh
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Loved Camilla with the veterans.
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/7...26OjAlYPMs.jpg

Camilla getting pinned.
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/7...orD7ZNZprs.jpg

Prince Philip's salute.
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/7...8dabezF2ks.jpg

The wicked sense of humor of Queen Elizabeth II as she is preventing Camilla from taking some of Prince Charles' papers.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multim...7__711985c.jpg

Did King Michael of Romania attend?
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