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Old 09-02-2015, 05:52 PM
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Yes, she did. She didn't have an apprenticeship, but she put her best foot forward from a very early age.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:33 PM
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This is certainly a very interesting discussion about the accomplishments of Queen EII. She has definitively contributed to the illusion of stability for Great Britain. But what would really have been different had she not been the Queen? Would the British Empire still exist? Would there have been less or more stability for the British citizens?

She has become an icon for duty and service. But what major accomplishments or changes are directly the result of her involvement?
You are kidding, right? Symbols (and the Queen has made herself into a symbol for faithful service and stability) are HUGE. In our country, people freak about assaults on the flag or the right to bear arms. In the UK as I observe it, people honor the role of the monarch. It's the same sort of emotional reaction except one is half empty, the other is half full,
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:27 PM
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Only yesterday i was talking to a woman from the Côte d'Ivoire, [a former French Colony] who was waxing lyrical about the concepts of duty and continuity encapsulated by HMQ, and the example it had given her from childhood and when she came to make her home here. Doubtless there are people in the places you give who feel similarly uplifted by what she has represented in a turbulent world of rapid change.

Personally I feel the same about the Dalai Lama, and the current Pope, although I have no geographical or spiritual allegiance to either man. When I see them smile, or interact with people i feel uplifted.

Your desire to belittle does you no credit. Neither does Starkey's, but at least he is paid for his views.

Thanks for sharing your conversation. For those attacking HM, and that is what it is regardless of whatever window dressing excuse you'll use to "defend" what you're doing, for the simple reason of stirring things up in the thread? If you really wanted an answer to your "question", there it is!! I completely expect that point to be ignored however.

On to far more important people...I was just talking about the Dali Lama the other day when Bishop (Archbishop?) Desmond Tutu was shown in a News Story. Whenever I know either one is going to be interviewed, I make to watch, because I know at some point during it, they'll say something that'll get them laughing and will get me grinning. Those two both sound like gleeful little boys who managed to pull off getting away w/some serious mischief once they get started. The Dali Lama especially.

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" This helicopter entrance"

Or as it's known here, The Thank God no one else was here Moment, because when HM turned around and we saw it really was her? Well...Let's just say some words I can't say here got said and at full volume too. :o



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My Silver Jubilee Sox...

... are what I'll wear. I bought them in London during the Silver Jubilee. They are silver with red and blue trim and the ERII insignia. I have worn them on selected occasions throughout the years.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:38 AM
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Queen Elizabeth II's longevity has helped anchor Britain during an era of unprecedented change, but has also left the royal family an ageing institution.

The 89-year-old queen, who next week surpasses Queen Victoria to become the country's longest-reigning monarch, shows no sign of abdicating, even if she has stepped back a little from public duties in favour of her 66-year-old son and heir Charles.

Charles's son Prince William is second in line to the throne and his eldest son George third, followed by George's little sister Charlotte -- a strong dynasty that could continue for another century.
Read more: Young royal blood must wait as Queen celebrates landmark news
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:41 AM
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:14 AM
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This is certainly a very interesting discussion about the accomplishments of Queen EII. She has definitively contributed to the illusion of stability for Great Britain. But what would really have been different had she not been the Queen? Would the British Empire still exist? Would there have been less or more stability for the British citizens?

She has become an icon for duty and service. But what major accomplishments or changes are directly the result of her involvement?
That is Mr Starkey's question, but now in nice, well-worded diplomatic language.



Of course, Her Majesty is a constitutional monarch. She can not even let a wind escape her without the backing of the Government, so to say. Why is Her Majesty "the epitome of duty"?.

Imagine that King Felipe of Spain suddenly dies today, because he as a heart attack or something, after a Reign of less than two years. Is he then not an "epitome of duty" despite not have missed one enagement at all and dutifully accomplished his complete and full agenda?
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Kelloggs being an American company, of course they would seek to profit from something that is nothing to do with them !
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:45 AM
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:53 AM
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Kelloggs being an American company, of course they would seek to profit from something that is nothing to do with them !
Well... at least they see a worthy profit in it which boads good for the monarchy that it's still so relevant that people see an opportunity to cash in on it :)
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:16 AM
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Kelloggs being an American company, of course they would seek to profit from something that is nothing to do with them !
I agree, but as the article says ''The limited edition cereal, which also includes Her Majesty’s favourite nuts, which are macadamia FYI, will be available from next week.

Sadly Queen Flakes aren’t common enough for the supermarkets though, and are only currently available from Manchester’s Black Milk Cereal Café, costing £6.30 per bowl.''

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Loved the cartoon, but if the Queen had looked like that in real life, then I had been worried.
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:01 PM
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Imagine that King Felipe of Spain suddenly dies today, because he as a heart attack or something, after a Reign of less than two years. Is he then not an "epitome of duty" despite not have missed one enagement at all and dutifully accomplished his complete and full agenda?
Why do you always feel the need to compare royals and usually with the underlying thought that other people imply that one is better than another.
Just because HM is, for someone, the epitome of something (epitome meaning "a perfect example") doesn't mean that someone else isn't...

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Old 09-03-2015, 12:08 PM
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She is 63+ years in a function (with looots of vacations anyway and "duties" which include watching horse races). Because of that longevity she suddenly is "the epitome of duty". Maybe I would like to be "the epitome of duty" as well, but when I am hit by a car tomorrow, well, than my "epitome" was shortlived.

Are there actually any royals around who are not "the epitome of duty"?
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:27 PM
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She is 63+ years in a function (with looots of vacations anyway and "duties" which include watching horse races). Because of that longevity she suddenly is "the epitome of duty". Maybe I would like to be "the epitome of duty" as well, but when I am hit by a car tomorrow, well, than my "epitome" was shortlived.

Are there actually any royals around who are not "the epitome of duty"?
Yeah, many. My king has worked hard but flubbed alot. The king of spain had scandals. Alot of younger royaals are accused of not doing enough etc etc. So that she has done as much as she has, continiously, without scadals (of her own) and big flubs shows great selfcontrol and duty. I agree that her living this long is a wierd thing to praise her for, but I still think it's worth to celebrate.
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:37 PM
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I had hoped that this would become a positive thread, and it is, but as Tiggersk8 said ''For those attacking HM, and that is what it is regardless of whatever window dressing excuse you'll use to "defend" what you're doing, for the simple reason of stirring things up in the thread?''

And it's always the same posters. Don't you have anything positive to say?
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:40 PM
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Kelloggs being an American company, of course they would seek to profit from something that is nothing to do with them !
cause im a little bored, i googled and discovered that "Kellogg's holds a Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales."

"Royal warrants of appointment have been issued for centuries to those who supply goods or services to a royal court or certain royal personages. The warrant enables the supplier to advertise the fact that they supply to the royal family, so lending prestige to the supplier."

who knew..lol..we learn something new everyday
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cause im a little bored, i googled and discovered that "Kellogg's holds a Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales."

"Royal warrants of appointment have been issued for centuries to those who supply goods or services to a royal court or certain royal personages. The warrant enables the supplier to advertise the fact that they supply to the royal family, so lending prestige to the supplier."

who knew..lol..we learn something new everyday
I didn't know that.
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:51 PM
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cause im a little bored, i googled and discovered that "Kellogg's holds a Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales."

"Royal warrants of appointment have been issued for centuries to those who supply goods or services to a royal court or certain royal personages. The warrant enables the supplier to advertise the fact that they supply to the royal family, so lending prestige to the supplier."

who knew..lol..we learn something new everyday
Haha, I didn't know that :) It makes sense then :)
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My apologies then, [I didn't know they were Warrant holders either] I did know that the Queen has Cornflakes on her Breakfast table..
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