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Old 09-12-2015, 10:57 AM
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She is sooooo beautiful. Rudolph send me immediately a letter please
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I agree with you. Elizabeth has always been a beautiful woman and over the decades still retains that beauty. She has one of the most beautiful smiles in the world I think.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:49 AM
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Matthew d'Ancona: A long reign based on deep faith, judgment and a calm authority-
Matthew d'Ancona: A long reign based on deep faith, judgment and a calm authority | Comment | London Evening Standard

When the Queen promised at the beginning of her reign to serve the country for her whole life “whether it be short or long” she had no idea just how long it would be-
Evening Standard comment: The Queen’s life of service to the nation | Comment | London Evening Standard

Queen Elizabeth II: As she approaches her 90th birthday, change is afoot for monarchy-
Queen Elizabeth II: As she approaches her 90th birthday, change is afoot for monarchy | UK | News | London Evening Standard
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:25 PM
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My grandmother loves that too. She never fails to comment on the color-coordinated clear umbrellas .


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I read something about them. There is a pocket around the rim of the umbrellas that colored material is put into that matches her outfit. She does have several umbrellas, but not one in every color that you see. It is a pretty nifty idea.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:36 PM
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Speaking of longest reigning monarchs.....is there a mechanism in place in the event that the Queen becomes incapacitated in some way?

How does that work?



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Old 09-21-2015, 06:45 PM
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Yes - the Regency Act 1937 - covers that possibility.


There are five people - positions actually - the PM, the spouse, the doctor, the Lord Chamberlain and the Archbishop of Canterbury - of whom three have to agree that she is mentally incapable of carrying out her duties. In that eventuality being reported to the House of Commons, Charles immediately becomes Prince Regent. If she recovers from whatever it was that made her incapable and that recovery is reported to the House of Commons then Charles steps down.


I have deliberately used the positions and not the names of the current incumbents as it is the holder of that position so 'spouse' at the moment is obviously Philip but in the next reign Philip won't be one of those people but Camilla will step up and then Kate. There may be another person on the list but I can only remember 5 positions and only 3 have to agree. They also cover a range of positions - elected political leader, family, medical, non-elected political position and religious.


The Regency Act states that it is the next in the line of succession. There was an amendment in 1953 naming Philip in the eventuality of no adult child or grandchild (he has 10 now ahead of him to become Regent - Charles, William, Harry, Andrew, Beatrice, Eugenie, Edward, Anne, Peter and Zara)
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:54 PM
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As I've heard the actual time of death of the Queen's father, George VI isn't actually known. He went to bed in the early evening of one day, and was found dead on the early morning of another. So on what day, hour or minute the Queen became Queen, isn't known exactly as well.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:03 PM
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A doctor's advice is taken into account but I don't believe its one of the official positions.

I believe its the following or any three of the following. The wife or husband of the Sovereign, the Lord Chancellor, the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Lord Chief justice of England, and the Master of the Rolls.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:07 PM
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Ah great thanks!
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:01 PM
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As I've heard the actual time of death of the Queen's father, George VI isn't actually known. He went to bed in the early evening of one day, and was found dead on the early morning of another. So on what day, hour or minute the Queen became Queen, isn't known exactly as well.
We know the date as he went to bed after midnight - so we know it was the 6th February. What we don't know exactly is the hour.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:14 AM
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We know the date as he went to bed after midnight - so we know it was the 6th February. What we don't know exactly is the hour.
The point is that he didn't go to bed after midnight. He went to bed at about 9 PM.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:49 AM
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He was seen by people around midnight.


If they had any doubts that he had been seen alive after midnight they wouldn't have been able to be so sure since 1952 that it was in the early hours of the 6th rather than the late evening of the 5th.


The CC clearly says 'the early hours of this morning' dated to the 6th February. Any decent doctor can tell within a short period of time when a person has died and that is how they pinpointed the time to around 1.30 - things like the state of rigour etc at the time that he was found.


I also had some friends, now sadly departed, who worked for the royals at the time and they have told me of speaking to staff who saw him after midnight - he was standing at the window and they were walking in the grounds (not my friends but other staff).


There has never been any doubt about the date - only the time - between midnight and 7.30 a.m. but the doctors have always gone with around the 1.00 - 2.00 a.m. given the state of the body at the time the doctors first saw it.
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The Royal Mint has produced its first ever £50 coin which also has a face value for the same amount.

The fine silver coin has been launched to celebrate the year that the Queen became the nation's longest-reigning monarch.

The Royal Mint, whose history of producing British coinage goes back more than 1,000 years, said that this is the first time it has issued a £50 coin which also has a face value of £50.
Read more: New £50 'face value' coin to celebrate queen's reign | Daily Mail Online
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The Queen's record-breaking reign has been voted the most inspirational news event of 2015.

The royal milestone polled ahead of the "Je suis Charlie" response to the terrorist attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and British astronaut Tim Peake's historic launch into space in a new survey.

Elizabeth II was also named most inspirational person of the year with 35% of the vote, ahead of athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill (13%), Peake (11%), Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (8%) and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (6%).

The Queen became the country's longest serving monarch in history on September 9 when she passed Queen Victoria's record of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes on the throne.

Red more: The Queen's record-breaking reign revealed as the most inspirational news of 2015 | Western Daily Press
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