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Old 09-03-2015, 03:24 PM
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Im glad I was able to share my newly acquired "knowledge" LOL
It sparked an interest in me since I had not seen any American companies so far mark this special milestone (not that they wont or haven't or even will, I just have not seen any )
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:46 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?
Dear Royal Norway, I have not been on here very long but may I concur with your comment?
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:46 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?
To be honest, I don't think I've seen anyone in this thread attacking or really denigrating HM. The statement where there is a variety of different opinions is one made in an article which states something along the lines of "what has the Queen really accomplished of note?". (my paraphrasing of the statement).
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:08 PM
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Indeed. No one is attacking Her Majesty. The accomplishment of the Queen is mainly because she came on the throne on a young age and lives on to an advanced age. Only two days ago Lord Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu passed away. The noble gentleman inherited his title at the age of two and held his peerage for 86 years and 155 days.... Is that an achievement or is this just how fortune, circumstances and "fate" defined the length? With the same "fate" the Prince of Wales will have a short Reign. Or he will even share the "fate" of Louis de Bourbon, "Le Grand Dauphin", son of King Louis XIV, who never succeeded because his father outlived him?
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:11 PM
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Today we're looking back at The Queen's work in the 1960s: a decade of enormous cultural change, and historic firsts.

Her Majesty continued to spend much of her time serving the Commonwealth: undertaking tours to no less than 28 Commonwealth countries during the decade.

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Royal visits became less formal in the 1960s. In 1962 The Queen visited a family in their new home in London's East End, to much excitement.

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The Queen visited 28 Commonwealth countries in the 1960s, including Ghana, St Lucia, Trinidad, Tobago and Canada.

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In 1965, Her Majesty undertook an historic visit to Germany. It was the first visit by a British Monarch for 52 years.

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Old 09-03-2015, 05:51 PM
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To be honest, I don't think I've seen anyone in this thread attacking or really denigrating HM. The statement where there is a variety of different opinions is one made in an article which states something along the lines of "what has the Queen really accomplished of note?". (my paraphrasing of the statement).
Royal Norway has a right to their opinion and to post it, the same as every one else. I believe that their original post has alot of validity.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:00 PM
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What memories must have the queen all these years. And what stories from all those leaders she met
Oh I agree. Plus, no matter how or why Queen Elizabeth II's long reign happened, it did and will always go down in history as such. The intricate details of why and not someone else doesn't matter. She is to be recognized for this accomplishment.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:06 PM
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Royal Norway has a right to their opinion and to post it, the same as every one else. I believe that their original post has alot of validity.

I find it all very interesting and I don't think anyone has been disrespectful. Just a good discussion IMO


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Old 09-03-2015, 08:56 PM
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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..
The Queen is served cornflakes in a Tupperware container every morning - a bit of trivia that was revealed a few years ago (alas, Tupperware seems to have missed out on a Royal Warrant!)
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:27 PM
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Artist who was working as a cleaner to make ends meets lands the Queen as his first ever portrait commission - Telegraph

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When he was working as a cleaner to make ends meet, aspiring artist Alastair Barford wondered whether he would ever make a living as a painter.

His future is looking rather brighter now, after he landed his first ever commission: a portrait of the Queen.

Mr Barford, 28, was hired by the Illustrated London News (ILN) to paint Her Majesty to mark the occasion of her becoming our longest-reigning monarch, a landmark she will reach on September 9.

Mr Barford, from Bridport in Dorset, said: “The whole thing was quite a shock really. I had an email one Monday asking me if I would paint the Queen, and the next week I was at the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle.

“I was there for two hours, watching her from a distance, but I could only see her for about 10 minutes of that time. I made some sketches, got what I could, and had someone taking photographs, but it wasn’t a fantastic way of doing it.”

“It was daunting, because painting her comes with a lot of expectations as she means so much to so many people, yet I didn’t have a chance to get to know her, which I usually do with my subjects.
Alastair Barford produces stunning portrait of the Queen in first commissioned piece of work | Daily Mail Online

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Old 09-03-2015, 10:40 PM
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I think it is just brilliant. It is her to a T.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:43 AM
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I think this is an incredible portrait. I love it and that fact that we have information regarding how it was created, adds to that. Not keen on the lack of background but that is just me.

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I find it all very interesting and I don't think anyone has been disrespectful. Just a good discussion IMO


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. The point is that we are hopefully going to witness history in the making, English history will be made on that day, history books will be re-written. Out will go Victoria's name and will come Elizabeth II as the longest reigning monarch. That is the reality, that is it's importance. It may be a historical fluke but there it is.
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:36 AM
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Kensington Palace marks longest serving monarch with film installation.

Kensington Palace marks longest serving monarch with film installation.
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:51 AM
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That is a very lovely portrait. The artist got Her Majesty just right.


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Old 09-04-2015, 09:27 AM
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I think he absolutely nailed it. One of the best portraits of the Queen I've ever seen. Well done Mr. Bradford!!!!
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:31 AM
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I think he absolutely nailed it. One of the best portraits of the Queen I've ever seen. Well done Mr. Bradford!!!!

Her "settled smile"
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:23 AM
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Prince Charles shun's the Queen's celebration to be with Ant and Dec* | Daily Mail Online
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When I disclosed that the Queen would be celebrating the milestone of becoming our longest-reigning monarch with a dinner attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at her Scottish retreat Balmoral, there was some surprise that Prince Charles would not be joining them.

Palace sources said the heir to the throne would instead honour a long-standing commitment to spend the day, September 9, at Dumfries House, the stately home he helped rescue for the nation, in Ayrshire, 150 miles away.
Seb - If the Queen is going to celebrate (something I doubt she will be doing), Charles will be there.
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People who drool about the Queen as "the epitome of duty" can only admire the Prince of Wales to honour his long-standing commitment and sense of duty for September 9th...

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Old 09-04-2015, 11:33 AM
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On 9 September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning sovereign in Canada’s modern era, exceeding the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

To mark this historic reign, the Bank of Canada will issue a special commemorative bank note in 2015. The note will be a variation of the existing $20 polymer bank note that already features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The variation will incorporate a special mention of Her Majesty’s reign.
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Today, we’re looking back at The Queen’s work in the 1970s, a decade when Her Majesty marked 25 years on the throne with Silver Jubilee celebrations throughout the year, including Her Majesty’s tours of the UK and Commonwealth.

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It was a decade of firsts: The tradition of the 'walkabout' began in New Zealand, allowing The Queen to meet more people than ever before.

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In 1971 The Queen received Emperor Hirohito of Japan on his first State Visit to Britain since the Second World War.

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1977 saw Silver Jubilee Celebrations throughout the year, including Her Majesty's tours of the UK and Commonwealth.

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The main Silver Jubilee weekend was marked with a public holiday, a thanksgiving service and street parties around the country.

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The Queen's Silver Jubilee Appeal was launched in 1977, giving the public a change to show its gratitude for her service. Now known as The Queen's Trust, the Queen chose that the appeal should focus on raising funds to support young people. The work of The Queen's Trust continues today.

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In 1979 The Queen received the first female prime minister at Buckingham Palace, when Margaret Thatcher replaced James Callaghan as leader, and she became the first British Sovereign to travel to the Middle East and long before the invention of the worldwide web, The Queen became the first Monarch to send an email during a visit to an army base in 1976.

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