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Old 10-05-2019, 05:28 PM
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Elton John has a new book out and he shares a story about the Queen and Viscount Linley.

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While at a party, the Rocketman claims, QEII asked her nephew, Viscount Linley, to watch over his sister, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, because she wasn’t feeling well and had left the festivities to go rest. Linley had no interest in doing so.

“When he [Linley] repeatedly tried to fob her off, the Queen lightly slapped him across the face, saying ‘Don’t’ – slap – ‘argue’ – slap – ‘with’ – slap – ‘me’ – slap – ‘I’ – slap – ‘am’ – slap – ‘THE QUEEN!'”

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Supposedly when the Queen caught Elton watching the exchange, she winked at him and walked away.

Not sure the Queen would appreciate Elton telling this story.
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Old 10-05-2019, 05:39 PM
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How ridiculous. What a pathetic attempt to make money.
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Old 10-05-2019, 05:55 PM
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Elton John has often used his royal connections for clout. Not too long ago, he rushed to the defence of the Sussexes over their usage of a private jet, highlighting the fact that Harry was the son of "his dearest friend". Surely he must have enough money by now?
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:34 PM
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A newly released portrait of the Queen was published by Hello! magazine today to mark the publication of her dressmaker Angela Kelly’s book The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/10...2281297543.jpg
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:39 PM
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I'm intrigued that HM has permitted her closest aide to write a book (with it seems official permission, I read that Angela Kelly had received a letter of permission from the Queen's Private Secretary not just lawyers as is usual).
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:55 PM
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I love the photo Hello published, she looks like she's having fun.

As to Angela Kelly, she is a very close confidant of HM, a relationship that has evolved over the years. HM is a great exponent of credit where credit is due and AK worked her way up literally from the bottom to the top and further.

She has enabled the Queen to have total confidence that her wardrobe will cut it and let's face it, she's never had and outfit. She's even dressed HM in neon and made her look great, in fact, I think she has managed to keep her looking contemporary and yet enabled her to enjoy her passion for florals by using block-coloured coats thus creating an almost monochrome public wardrobe.

But the most important thing is AK's expertise and intimate knowledge of exactly what HM likes and more importantly, what she doesn't, allows HM to spend a lot less time on her wardrobe knowing that AK will never trend toward dressing her like a harmless little old lady who ends up being spoken down to in the nicest possible way of course.

At 93, Queen Elizabeth is a power dresser who, with a whimsical embellishment on her perfectly coordinated hat, always looks regal and has a formidable mien that could metaphorically stop a train in its tracks with a glance then turn and smile as she accepts a bouquet from a child!

Credit where credit is due.
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:16 PM
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Another Queen's Speech in the week beginning the 16th December it looks like. Forget the crown, wear a Santa hat YM.
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:20 PM
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Will they even need to write a speech or just ask HM to read the same one as last time. Crazy times we live in
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:00 AM
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That will depend on who wins the election. If Labour wins then it will be a very different speech to the one we had a week or so ago. If the Conservatives win it will be largely a reiteration of that speech.

I know what the polls are showing but they don't have a good track record - especially in the UK (they predicted a remain vote and a majority for May in 2017 - not to mention how wrong they were about the Aussie election earlier this year).
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:21 PM
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Query whether the Diplomatic Reception will take place this year, so close to the election.
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:26 PM
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Query whether the Diplomatic Reception will take place this year, so close to the election.
I’m wondering the same thing. Maybe it’ll take place early December before the 12th.
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Hasn't the Reception been around first full week of Dec in past? If so I think it will go ahead as the Palace will want to project "normality". Equally it's traditionally been a pretty low-key affair - no pics inside etc - so there wouldn't be too many worries about it creating headlines etc.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:39 PM
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A funny Instagram-post featuring the queen.






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Old 11-11-2019, 10:57 AM
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The Queen was spotted horse riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle this morning


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...rance-Day.html

A morning ride today for the Queen around the grounds of Windsor Castle

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...interview.html

Queen Elizabeth leaves Buckingham for Windsor with her Dorgi Candy.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...or-Castle.html
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Queen Elizabeth was seen leaving Windsor Castle today, December 2:


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Old 12-05-2019, 01:52 AM
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His Majesty Margareta and Prince Radu was invited to Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth . The meeting took place on the afternoon of Wednesday, 4 December and was private.

https://www.romaniaregala.ro/jurnal/...ul-buckingham/
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:33 PM
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Queen Elizabeth was photographed on her way from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle today, December 5:


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Old 12-20-2019, 06:21 AM
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The Queen has left for Sandringham this morning;

https://twitter.com/re_dailymail/sta...955708416?s=21
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The Queen has left for Sandringham this morning;

https://twitter.com/re_dailymail/sta...955708416?s=21

So P Philip was not present for the Queen´s christmas lunch at Buck. Palace this week?
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Old 12-20-2019, 07:07 AM
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So P Philip was not present for the Queen´s christmas lunch at Buck. Palace this week?
He was not pictured arriving or leaving, but that does not mean he was not there. BP is his home and he may already have been there in residence.

Also, if he was at BP, he may have left for Sandringham on Wednesday evening or sometime on Thursday, by helicopter or car.
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