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Forum: Current Events Archive 08-12-2010, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Renata4711
Long may the "rut" last !! She has been a bit...

Long may the "rut" last !!
She has been a bit too predictable about hats lately. The blue "Balmoral" hat is much better because people can see the monarch's face.
Forum: Current Events Archive 07-26-2010, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Renata4711
My local paper, "The Scotsman", has lots of...

My local paper, "The Scotsman", has lots of coverage of the Royal Holiday.

One headline: "Bags of fun as royals begin birthday cruise"

There are photos of the Queen's travel bags, labelled...
Forum: Current Events Archive 07-15-2010, 08:18 AM
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Posted By Renata4711
Queen Elizabeth II honoured six Scottish soldiers...

Queen Elizabeth II honoured six Scottish soldiers yesterday at the Palace of Holyrood House:

Four members of the Black Watch (Military Crosses), a commanding officer (OBE), and a Royal Logistics...
Forum: Current Events Archive 07-14-2010, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Renata4711
Well said, Kitty ! :-) I'm really pleased...

Well said, Kitty ! :-)

I'm really pleased the Queen chose the region of Dumfries and Galloway as a destination. It has a border with England.

The area gets flooded regularly, so the people...
Forum: Current Events Archive 07-13-2010, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Renata4711
Sorry, Kitty Atlanta, there will be no "Dame"...

Sorry, Kitty Atlanta,
there will be no "Dame" Barbara! That's equivalent to getting a knighthood!

She's just getting a normal "gong" for doing loads of community work etc.
But she'll love it...
Forum: Current Events Archive 07-12-2010, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Renata4711
I love it that she always dresses in heather...

I love it that she always dresses in heather colours when she comes to visit us.

Barbara Braithwaite, a friend of mine in her Seventies, from one of the many Scottish boating clubs/associations,...
Forum: Current Events Archive 07-01-2010, 04:41 AM
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Posted By Renata4711
The Queen's next gig will be in Scotland - at...

The Queen's next gig will be in Scotland - at last.

On the 12th, she will be opening the "John Hope Gateway" at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE for short), in the International Year...
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-07-2010, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Renata4711
Until, say, a century ago, anything other than...

Until, say, a century ago, anything other than riding side-saddle would have been unthinkable for women, in terms of "modesty"....
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-06-2010, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Renata4711
It's not just watching horses she enjoys. She's...

It's not just watching horses she enjoys. She's been a formidable horsewoman herself.

Although I don't like the idea of side saddles for women, I've always thought the Queen looked very elegant...
Forum: Current Events Archive 05-16-2010, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Renata4711
Regarding the headscarves, the Queen is at heart...

Regarding the headscarves, the Queen is at heart a countrywoman - always has been, always will be.

It surely must be much more comfortable to wear a headscarf than a crown - though I rather...
Forum: Current Events Archive 05-12-2010, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Renata4711
Yes, more or less. On this occasion, the visitor...

Yes, more or less. On this occasion, the visitor "kisses hands".

Well, at least now the Queen will feel more in her element, as she swops the grumpy Scot from Kirkcaldy for an Old Etonian....
Forum: Current Events Archive 05-08-2010, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Renata4711
It's just logistically convenient; the government...

It's just logistically convenient; the government and the three parties can consult the Private Sec. much more easily.

It also means that HM can keep her distance for a long as possible.
She...
Forum: Current Events Archive 05-07-2010, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Renata4711
That's true. In any case, her Private Secretary...

That's true. In any case, her Private Secretary has set up a temporary office within 10 Downing street.
Forum: Current Events Archive 12-01-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 63,413
Posted By Renata4711
Lady Gaga at the Royal Command Performance - ...

Lady Gaga at the Royal Command Performance - it just shows that the Queen has a wicked sense of humour.
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