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Old 09-16-2016, 02:26 AM
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well I dont wnat the woman to be ill, but I'd be more than happy if she withdrew from public life. She is still rude, still clearly dislikes the job.. and she's getting to an age where many people retire.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:43 AM
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Oh geesh. Getting Anne to quietly retire into the background and tend to the horses at home is like asking Niagara Falls to stop gushing gallons of water.

As Marg has mentioned, Anne is very involved with Save the Children and on top of that is a member of the International Olympic Committee and has been for years. She takes what she does seriously.

Niagara Falls may gush but Anne doesn't. To me, she's more of the epitome of what a highly successful business woman would be like personality wise. No small talk or chit chat but sticks to what needs to be done and makes sure it is done.

Its just her nature.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:56 AM
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Why? She's always been a horsey type and Im sure she'd enjoy being home and managing a farm or riding, more than having to try and force herself to look pleasant. Someone else can take over Save teh Children..She's not the queen, she doesn't have an obligation to go on till she drops..
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:08 AM
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She does love her horses but I don't see any indication that she'd be willing to ride one off into the sunset just yet. I think she enjoys what she does. If she didn't, she wouldn't have the workload that she does have.
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:56 AM
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Why? She's always been a horsey type and Im sure she'd enjoy being home and managing a farm or riding, more than having to try and force herself to look pleasant. Someone else can take over Save teh Children..She's not the queen, she doesn't have an obligation to go on till she drops..
She is like her parents and believes it is her duty to work basically until she drops - as do the Dukes of Kent and Gloucester and Princess Alexandra. Neither the Duke of Kent (Stroke) or Alexandra (other health issues) have stopped working and they are a generation older than Anne. She won't stop during her mother's reign - particularly as there are only three in the next generation to take over and none seem willing to do that much or have shown any interest in anything associated with the Windsor family.

She is one of those people who want to work and work a lot whereas the younger royals seem to prefer to do one or two things rather than take on the 100s that Anne does.

I can't understand this desire to stop the older royals from working. It is age discrimination and no different to any other type of discrimination. As an older person it really annoys me when people try to push my generation out - particularly given how many of the younger generation don't seem to have the same work ethic or staying power we have.
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:47 AM
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Nothing to do with age discrimination. it is a dislike of Anne because she so obviously dislikes her job.. So I'd be very pleased if she gave it up. Im happy to see the queen working if she feels up to it. I dont think that the younger generation is going to work veyr hard, but then they are such a dull threesome, that I really dont care very much.
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:48 AM
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Why? She's always been a horsey type and Im sure she'd enjoy being home and managing a farm or riding, more than having to try and force herself to look pleasant. Someone else can take over Save teh Children..She's not the queen, she doesn't have an obligation to go on till she drops..

Wow you're really taking his "oust Anne" thing into every thread aren't you. Mainly where it's got nothing to do with the topic at hand.
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:47 AM
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Nothing to do with age discrimination. it is a dislike of Anne because she so obviously dislikes her job.. So I'd be very pleased if she gave it up. Im happy to see the queen working if she feels up to it. I dont think that the younger generation is going to work veyr hard, but then they are such a dull threesome, that I really dont care very much.
Wow. This has got to be a first. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone thinking that Anne dislikes what she does or anyone that really seem to have a genuine dislike of most of the British Royal Family.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:05 AM
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Nothing to do with age discrimination. it is a dislike of Anne because she so obviously dislikes her job.. So I'd be very pleased if she gave it up. Im happy to see the queen working if she feels up to it. I dont think that the younger generation is going to work veyr hard, but then they are such a dull threesome, that I really dont care very much.
Have you ever seen Anne up close and personal when she is at work?

I have and she seems to enjoy what she does very much. She is committed and enthusiastic about what she does.

She can be brusque at times and, like Philip, she doesn't suffer fools gladly but she can be quite charming and clearly understands that her position allows her to get things done in ways that ordinary people can't.

She isn't the touchy-feely sort of royal that some people seem to think they all should be these days but she is friendly and enjoys very much what she does.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:06 AM
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really? Sorry but there are loads of people who dont like most or all of the British royal family. Anyway Im out of this. I know there's no hope of Anne disappearing,
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:39 AM
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As a fellow sufferer of RBF (see 'Resting bitch face' is real, scientists say - CNN.com ) for a complete explanation of the social phenomenon), I think we over-judge Anne based on our perception, rather than her reality.
I can completely verify the ability to look cranky even when I know I have engaged a small smile. When I am paying close attention and fully engaged, I mostly likely am showing RBF. I have to pull an exaggerated grin to make it seen - and then it's usually read as fake.
Compensating is not simple and relies on a combination of eye contact and body language as well as a conscious effort to do something with my facial muscles. None of which comes across in a photo - but can be seen on video or live.
BTW, as noted in the text above, we are most likely to perceive BF on women, rather than men.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:11 PM
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As a fellow sufferer of RBF (see 'Resting bitch face' is real, scientists say - CNN.com ) for a complete explanation of the social phenomenon), I think we over-judge Anne based on our perception, rather than her reality.
I can completely verify the ability to look cranky even when I know I have engaged a small smile. When I am paying close attention and fully engaged, I mostly likely am showing RBF. I have to pull an exaggerated grin to make it seen - and then it's usually read as fake.
Compensating is not simple and relies on a combination of eye contact and body language as well as a conscious effort to do something with my facial muscles. None of which comes across in a photo - but can be seen on video or live.
BTW, as noted in the text above, we are most likely to perceive BF on women, rather than men.
Wow, I never knew there was a name for it, though I certainly know a few ladies that look like that.
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"Princess Anne supports her daughter Zara at an equestrian event after cancelling a planned trip to Botswana and Mozambique because of a chest infection "

Princess Anne supports her daughter Zara at an equestrian event after cancelling a planned trip to Botswana and Mozambique because of a chest infection* | Daily Mail Online

Princess Anne, 66, who was forced to cancel several days of engagements
Announced today she won't be going to Botswana and Mozambique
Had tests at hospital in Scotland but is back at Balmoral recuperating
Stopped by Whatley Manor Horse trials, in Gatcombe, to see Zara
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:46 PM
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I hope Anne gets better soon. In the photo of her in the car from the Daily Mail article, I thought she appeared to be paler and more frail.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:52 AM
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Anne looks quite dreadfully sallow and unhealthy, which is a far cry from her usual robust look. You know things are "serious" when senior royals such as Prince Philip or Princess Anne are cancelling engagements as they are more usually disposed to carry on regardless.

My best wishes to her as she recovers from this problem.

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As a fellow sufferer of RBF (see 'Resting bitch face' is real, scientists say - CNN.com ) for a complete explanation of the social phenomenon), I think we over-judge Anne based on our perception, rather than her reality . . .
I seem to remember HM lamenting that she didn't have a smiling face like her mother, saying people always thought she was very serious all the time. She's obviously not (Bond!) and is known for her humour. And let's face it, after being married to Philip for over 65 years!

I guess Anne inherited her mother's "face".
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Princess Anne and husband Tim at the Whatley Manor Gatcombe Horse Trials in Minchinhampton on September 17:



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Old 09-18-2016, 11:54 PM
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Back to her chest problems. It seems that internationally there has been a significant increase in the number of pneumonia and other respiratory infection cases requiring hospitalisation within the last few years. Perhaps they are not as easy to either prevent or treat anymore as the immunity to so many antibiotic drugs dramatically increases, so here's hoping the doctors are just erring on the side of caution than that she has a significant illness.

A few posts ago I mentioned that I had a bacterial chest infection when I was two, and a viral one in my second year of college (I was 20). When I was seven, my great-aunt (my paternal grandfather's sister) was thought to have tuberculosis, so everyone in my dad's immediate family (and I do mean everyone) who was alive at that time had to go to their doctor for a skin test. But as it turned out, my great-aunt did not have TB after all, she had lung cancer, which was surprising since she didn't smoke (but she was a nurse, so that could have had something to do with it). My dad's dad and my mom's mom both died from pneumonia, both from being bedridden for long periods of time; my dad's dad from liver failure, and my mom's mom from a hip fracture caused by falling over our kitchen-family room step (she had quite bad osteoporosis), which is only a few inches high. For a long time afterwards (and even now, 10 years later), I blamed myself for her death because I had just dashed upstairs to quickly grab something while my mom was picking up my brothers from school (I was 16 and they were 13 and 10, and I got out earlier because I was in high school) and my dad was at work, so it was just me and Grandma in the house when it happened (she was living with us because she also had Alzheimer's). My mom said and still says to me "Don't, it could have happened even if I was in the room myself, and I saw the X-ray when she was first diagnosed." Even this afternoon, when my parents and I were looking for a kitten to adopt, two of them weren't available because they both had a respiratory infection.


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Old 09-22-2016, 09:49 AM
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A fertiliser firm’s bicentennial celebrations were given a regal touch with the visit of the Princess Royal.

Around 80 employees of Bunn Fertiliser gathered to greet Princess Anne, as she was given a tour of the 200-year-old firm’s factory on South Denes Road.

The Princess was taken around the terminal, along with a party of 11, which included Lord-Lieutenant for Norfolk Richard Jewson, and shown different pieces of equipment involved in day-to-day work at the factory.
Read more: Princess Anne visits Great Yarmouth to celebrate firm’s 200th anniversary - News - Great Yarmouth Mercury
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:44 AM
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She doesn't look at all well, a lto older suddenly.
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Anne is looking a little better than the last time I saw a photo of her, though she still doesn't look 100%, as she is such a hard working royal I unfortunately think that cancelling her trip to Africa was a sensible decision with her health. On a lighter note, it was nice to read the reports about Anne today from those who are involved in the firm she visited.
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