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Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 02-13-2018, 07:38 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
Cepe - small correction if I may. It is the...

Cepe - small correction if I may.

It is the Northern Territory - singular not plural.

It is one of the two territories in Australia - the other being the ACT (Australian Capital Territory).
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Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 02-13-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
This is a link to the Julia Gillard statement...

This is a link to the Julia Gillard statement from 2013 Julia Gillard backs Queen's successor as Commonwealth head - BBC News (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-21952895) in which she clearly shows her...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 02-13-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
The news here reported, a couple of weeks ago...

The news here reported, a couple of weeks ago now, that she isn't coming despite the invitation from the Qld government for both of them to attend. She has never been listed as coming ... only that...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 02-13-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 239
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Posted By Iluvbertie
Hardly a 'secret'. It was openly reported as...

Hardly a 'secret'. It was openly reported as being a topic of conversation when Julia Gillard was Aussie PM and she attended CHOGM. She came out and said Charles was the obvious person to take the...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 01-27-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 239
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Posted By Iluvbertie
Even as I typed Sri Lanka I thought that didn't...

Even as I typed Sri Lanka I thought that didn't make sense but the phone rang and I had to answer it and then didn't check before clicking post.
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 01-27-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
CHOGM events aren't usually all that interesting....

CHOGM events aren't usually all that interesting. The Queen meets all the Heads of Government individually and then collectively for a photo op. There is then a dinner with HM present and then she...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 11-28-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
Our futures look great. Whether we will...

Our futures look great.

Whether we will bother sticking with the monarchy is largely irrelevant to our futures.

HM is a nice old lady but the reality is she doesn't have anything to do with the...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 12-17-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
If the Constitution says that the law can be...

If the Constitution says that the law can be changed with a vote in parliament then that is all that is needed.


The fact that for around 20 years this has been on the agenda but hasn't happened...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 03-23-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
In Australia, for instance, The Queen has NO say....

In Australia, for instance, The Queen has NO say. She is totally irrelevant to our government and way of life and so when the question is put to the Australian people again, which it will be, she...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 05-09-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
We Aussies have always been aware that she goes...

We Aussies have always been aware that she goes to Canada at least twice as much as she comes here - but that is also because she is invited there more often whereas she is usually only invited here...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 05-08-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
No one has ruled out a visit to places like...

No one has ruled out a visit to places like Australia and although it could be seen as insulting by some visiting a country like Australia where the food and water are fine is different to visiting a...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 05-07-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
So your opinion differs from the number of people...

So your opinion differs from the number of people I know, athletes and broadcasters who were there and have been to many other such events and say that they were great (my brother says they were...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 05-07-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
When she does go to CHOGM she usually undertakes...

When she does go to CHOGM she usually undertakes a full visit - state if in a republic - either before or after e.g. last one was in Perth and she spent the week or so before the meeting visiting the...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 05-07-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
Were you at the Commonwealth Games to claim they...

Were you at the Commonwealth Games to claim they were a disaster?

I had three former students and a brother who attended them and they thought they were fantastic, well organised, and went well....
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 05-07-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
That isn't a real surprise given both her age and...

That isn't a real surprise given both her age and the location of the CHOGM. That is nothing against Sri Lanka which I believe is a beautiful country but it is very hot and humid being a tropical...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 03-12-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
There is oil in the waters that belong to the...

There is oil in the waters that belong to the Falklands - enough said.
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 06-06-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
Because State Visits take a long time to organise...

Because State Visits take a long time to organise and three months isn't enough, particularly given the terrorist threats already made for these games.

The Australian government, for instance is...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 06-14-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
The idea that Charles won't be the Head of the...

The idea that Charles won't be the Head of the Commonwealth has been around for about 10 years with a range of models suggested, including one that the Head should be someone from a Third World...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 06-10-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
I mean that the Head of State of say India is...

I mean that the Head of State of say India is Head of the Commonwealth for two years and then the Head of State of South Africa followed by Trinidad etc.

Why should it be the Head of State of the...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 06-10-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
The majority of the countries in the Commonwealth...

The majority of the countries in the Commonwealth are republics and ask why their Head of State can't be Head of the Commonwealth for a period of time. Why should it be the Head of State of Great...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 06-08-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
It may very well continue but I see it changing...

It may very well continue but I see it changing to having a rotating head. In other words I don't think Charles would be acceptable to some of the countries as a permanent Head of the Commonwealth.
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 05-26-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
She doesn't actually. She hosts receptions...

She doesn't actually.

She hosts receptions at BP for English teams or GB teams and leaves it to the other teams own countries to host receptions for their teams.
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 05-25-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
Based on reports of the texts etc she has sent...

Based on reports of the texts etc she has sent her grandsons and then reported as well as plain logic - she was born in England and lives there most of the time.
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 05-21-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
We obviously disagree - William can't support two...

We obviously disagree - William can't support two teams any more than anyone else can but somehow as an Aussie I am supposed to accept the fact that he his supporting another country over mine and...
Forum: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 05-20-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 35,910
Posted By Iluvbertie
William is 2nd in line in the sense that his...

William is 2nd in line in the sense that his grandmother is the current Queen of Australia and as such he is not the heir to that title but 2nd in line to that title.

The Queen has, through Harry...
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