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Old 09-07-2015, 01:44 PM
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The Queen's Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria- BBC One- Septmeber, 7th at 9PM UK Time-
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history on the evening of 9 September 2015. This documentary compares the lives and the reigns of two extraordinary women who have steered their courses through periods of remarkable change: Elizabeth and Victoria. It follows Queen Elizabeth II on engagements in the UK and abroad as she approaches this historic date. With interviews and archive to illustrate the remarkable stories of these two female monarchs.
BBC One - The Queen's Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria
This might be a reaally nice one :)
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Rev. Amos Cresswell

The above was born on the same day as H.M and sat next to her during a lunch at B.P to mark their and others eighteth birthday. He says that their conversation included a comment from H.M that they had been brought up to be ' committed ' but that younger generations appear to have lost this. Rev. Cresswell mused that this may be the secret of H.M's reign. He has just appeared on ITV news.
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Life of the Week: Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II profile: facts about her life, marriage, family and reign | History Extra
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:09 PM
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25 reasons why we love the Queen - Telegraph
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:16 PM
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Brilliant casual photos of HM. She seems to have a rather warm and friendly personality. I particularly like this photo.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:24 PM
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As the milestone is set just in a few days I little reflect the history of the British queens regnant. 2 British queens have "created" an era. I think of Queen Elizabeth I. and Queen Victoria. We have the Elizabethan era and the Victorian era.

IMO the actual british Queen has also created an era. How could this era be named? The "Second Elizabethan era"? What do you think?
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:00 PM
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Historic news stories about Queen Elizabeth II in the 1970s* | Daily Mail Online
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The decade she became the People's Queen: Silver Jubilee celebrations as Charles looks for a wife, the historic news stories of our record-breaking monarch in the 1970s

1977: On her Silver Jubilee, Queen speaks for us all: Is everybody happy? I am!

After almost seven happy and glorious decades on the throne the Queen is set to become Britain's longest serving monarch. On September 9, she will overtake the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Today, in the second of a series of features ahead of the historic occasion, we continue to look back at her reign in papers. This time the focus is on the 1970s - a decade when Her Majesty became the People's Queen.


This was the moment that captured the spirit of the Jubilee as the Queen walked among the people packed together outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

The happiness that until then had been kept in check bubbled from her. ‘Everybody quite happy?’ she asked one set of cheering spectators who had suffered the indifferent weather for hours.

Then, before they could answer, she replied for herself. And there was no doubting it: ‘I am.’ Then later: ‘What a lovely day, we are so lucky.’
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:51 PM
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I am reading this article and if I understand it correctly, the content is reprints of what was written in the 1970s, if so the stuff about Charles is fascinating and eerie. Some excerpts:

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1979: Which Charlie's Angel will be Queen? Our legendary diarist asks which of the Prince's many girls will end up a Princess
The Prince of Wales must marry — but who?

In recent years his string of liaisons has prompted even his own brother, Prince Andrew, to joke that he ‘tries to live up to Warren Beatty’s reputation’ — although it’s whispered Charles is no great lover and seems unhappy with his way of life.

No king in waiting has been prepared longer, more thoroughly or with quite so much torment as the Prince.
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SKI TRIP WITH A SPENCER

Lady Sarah Spencer, daughter of the Queen’s former equerry, Earl Spencer, has been at the centre of speculation about the Prince’s marriage plans.

On a 1978 ski trip with Charles in the Swiss resort of Klosters, however, she said it was a ‘marvellous holiday but there’s no question of an engagement’. She later elaborated: ‘I am not in love with him. And I would not marry anyone I didn’t love whether he were the dustman or the King of England.’

Lady Sarah has a 17-year-old sister tipped to be a heartbreaker. Her name is Diana.

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HIS WHIPLASH GIRL

Prince Charles’s most recent affair was with Anna Wallace, daughter of a Scottish laird, whose fearless horsemanship had gained her the amusing nickname ‘Whiplash’.

She was fun, intelligent, feisty and even more beautiful than Davina Sheffield. By the time the polo season began in the spring, she was firmly at his side.

According to some of Anna’s friends, Charles actually did propose to her. But finally she too had too much of a past — she was 25, there had been lovers.

Once it was revealed that there had been a couple of other men in her life (‘The Wallace Collection’, Princess Anne gleefully but unjustly dubbed them), it was all over for Anna.

The end came at a polo ball at Stowell Park, the Gloucester estate of Lord Vestey, where Charles danced almost the whole evening with one partner — Camilla Parker Bowles.

It was too much for Anna to bear.

She swept out of the party and out of his life.
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HOW CAMILLA DUMPED HIM

‘For the Prince, real life began with Camilla,’ remembered Argentine polo player Luis Basualdo. ‘He was just down from Cambridge and, if he wasn’t precisely a virgin, he was certainly wet behind the ears.’

Camilla was an eye-opener for Charles. ‘That was the time it first struck him that he could have virtually any young woman he desired,’ says Basualdo.

For the moment, he desired only Camilla. She smiled with her eyes as well as her mouth, was not a flirt and shared his love of The Goons radio comedy. She, however, had no wish to be Queen.

The end of the romance came suddenly and brutally. Charles was at sea on HMS Minerva when he received the news that Camilla was engaged to Cavalry officer Andrew Parker Bowles.

Uncle Dickie Mountbatten, however, breathed a sigh of relief, and urged Charles to become ‘a moving target’ where women were concerned. Advice which the Prince prepared to follow to the hilt.
Historic news stories about Queen Elizabeth II in the 1970s* | Daily Mail Online
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:27 PM
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David Cameron to lead hour-long tribute to the Queen as she claims record for longest reigning monarch - Telegraph
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David Cameron will lead an hour-long tribute to the Queen in Parliament on Wednesday as part of a worldwide wave of praise for her record-breaking reign.

The Prime Minister will be joined by the leaders of the other political parties in thanking Her Majesty for her 63 years of service on the day she overtakes Queen Victoria as our longest-reigning monarch.

National leaders from Commonwealth realms around the world are also expected to add their own words of thanks, on a day of celebration that will begin on the Pacific island of Tuvalu and end in Canada.

The Queen is herself expected to respond to some of the early statements if and when she makes a speech when she opens a new railway line in the Borders at lunchtime, but she will not by then have heard the tributes from the Commons, which will begin with a statement from the Speaker, John Bercow.
I hope he doesn't say anything stupid again. It will be interesting to hear from republican Harriet Harman, who I actually like.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:50 PM
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Newsweek has a special edition on the Queen. Lots of nice photos, a few mistakes in the captions, but nice enough.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:50 AM
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Two interesting articles from the BBC about the Queen's long reign:

Queen Elizabeth: The many world leaders she has outlasted - BBC News

Queen Elizabeth II: A constant amid gale-force changes - BBC News
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:29 AM
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The Queen will become the longest serving monarch in British history on Wednesday, overtaking the record previously held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

Officials have said the event will be low-key, with a private family gathering but not a celebration.

On the day, the Queen will also officially open the £300m Borders Railway in Edinburgh.
Read more: A guide to events marking the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch - ITV News
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:16 AM
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DOC, Camilla is on This Morning tomorrow to celebrate H.M's achievement and I.T.V's sixeth anniversary.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:17 AM
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At midday on Wednesday 9 September, a flotilla of historic vessels, leisure cruisers and passenger boats will take part in a procession on the River Thames to mark the day on which Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history.

This date will mark the 63 years and 216 days since The Queen came to the throne.

The procession will feature vessels such as Havengore and Gloriana, which participated in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in 2012, as well as the fireboat, Massey Shaw. It will begin east of Tower Bridge at midday, with the vessels sounding their horns for one minute. The bridge will lift as a sign of respect and as the procession passes by HMS Belfast, a four gun salute will sound and Massey Shaw will shoot jets of water into the air.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:20 PM
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is currently staying with the Queen at Balmoral Castle.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:23 PM
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The royal rowbarge Gloriana is to join a flotilla of boats in a procession down the River Thames to mark the day the Queen becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch.

At midday on Wednesday September 9 the vessels will set off east from Tower Bridge, sounding their horns for one minute in tribute to the sovereign.

Tower Bridge will lift as a mark of respect and, as the procession passes HMS Belfast, a four gun salute will sound out and the Massey Shaw fireboat will shoot jets of water into the air.

Among the boats will be the Havengore, which was used to transport Sir Winston Churchill's body on the day of his state funeral in 1965, as well as the steam ship SS George Stephenson.
Read more: Royal rowbarge Gloriana to join flotilla on the River Thames to mark the Queen's longest reign | Western Daily Press
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Letter reveals the Queen's sorrow after King George VI died aged just 56 | Daily Mail Online
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'It seems unbelievable that my father is no longer here': Heartbreaking letter reveals Queen's sorrow after King George VI died aged just 56

Note was written just one month after young Queen Elizabeth took throne
It speaks of her disbelief at her father's death, and is dated March 3 ,1952
The King died, aged 56, in his sleep on February 6, 1952. The Queen was 25


A touching letter sent by the young Queen to a private secretary reveals her heartbreak and shock over the death of her father at the age of just 56.

The note, written on mourning paper and sent to King George VI's former assistant Sir Eric Mieville, was written just one month after the Queen Elizabeth took the throne, in 1952.

In it she speaks of her disbelief at her father's death, and finishes with her new signature as Queen, 'Elizabeth R'.

She writes: 'It all seems so unbelievable still that my father is no longer here and it is only after some time has passed one begins to realise how much he is missed.'

She added: 'My mother and sister have been wonderful, for they have lost so much – I do have my own family to help me.'

The letter is dated March 3 ,1952, and was sent four weeks after her father died, aged 56, in his sleep on February 6, 1952, the Mirror reports.
The Queen: 63 years and 216 days... and no time off for good behaviour - Telegraph
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And so it has been for nigh on 90 years. She has never stooped to conquer.

Last month, the trainer Monty Roberts revealed that the Queen had told him she didn’t want any more corgi puppies: “She didn’t want to leave any young dogs behind,” explained Roberts. It was a gentle way of serving notice, but still sad. The Queen without her corgis is as unimaginable as the United Kingdom without the Queen, yet that possibility must be faced.

But not today. We know that Her Majesty starts every morning with Earl Grey tea, the Racing Post and the Daily Telegraph.

So, let me take the liberty on behalf of all this paper’s readers of saying: first class, top notch, played an absolute blinder, couldn’t have done it without you, simply terrific, nobody does it better, the final furlong is a long way off.

Keep it up, Ma’am. Keep it up!

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Old 09-08-2015, 03:02 PM
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It's Wednesday the 9th already, here in Australia. THE DAY is only hours away now. This will be very exciting!
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To mark the day on which Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest reigning sovereign in British history, instructions have been issued by the office of the Prime Minister that all buildings of Her Majesty's Government should fly the Union Flag at full mast on Wednesday 9 September 2015.

Local authorities and others are not bound by this request but may wish to follow it for guidance. Devolved administrations are responsible for issuing instructions for the flying of the Union Flag on buildings in their estate and others as necessary.
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Queen reflects on 'a remarkable life' as she prepares to become longest-reigning monarch - Telegraph
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In her 21st birthday broadcast to the Commonwealth, Princess Elizabeth memorably promised that “my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service”.

She could not have expected as she said those words that the burden of monarchy would fall on her shoulders so soon afterwards, but more than 63 years after she ascended the throne, the Queen has never wavered from that pledge.

On a day of history, of celebration and gratitude as she becomes our longest-reigning monarch, David Cameron will express the thanks of a nation for her "remarkable record" of duty.

In turn, Her Majesty is expected to make a brief reference to her achievement in surpassing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria when she opens a new railway in the Scottish Borders.
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