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Old 08-21-2015, 09:39 AM
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Why abdicate ; Where can perform its tasks. Besides needs to grow the record

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I don't think personal records or personal milestones really are a big concern of the Queen's. There is not one thing, in my opinion, that shows either HM or the DoE as people concerned with their own self importance in the scheme of things.

Philip, however, did rue the fact that he was the only father that wasn't allowed to pass on his name to his children. HM did correct that. That's a right that every father should have.

I agree with you Osipi. I don't think Queen care so much about records. I say that with a little humor. I think Queen have humor or no?

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As we mostly see HM when she is in "Queen mode" and very regal in her demeanor, we just have to take the words of some of the people close to her that have remarked that she is quite a humorous and witty person and is excellent at mimicking people.
Mimicking people the Queen ? Oh must we see that

Very beautiful tribute indeed. I want to see and Charles how the honor to his mother.

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If the British people actually had a choice, I bet many of them would actually vote to skip over Charles, although I cannot tell if they would be a majority or not.

Having said that, a referendum can only be called in the UK if Paliament passes a law authorizing it to happen (there is no such thing in the UK as "popular initiatives" as in Switzerland or the United States). And, of course, no prime minister or major party leader will ever suggest skipping over Charles unless Charles himself tells them he doesn't want to be king, which I don't think will happen.

Charles' position is pretty safe then as far as I can tell. The major risk he faces is being too old when he actually ascends the throne and having to accept a regency a few years later (if he becomes ill or incapacitated).
I believe and I charles excluded not want to be king even for one day. But is not it a little "unfair"? Look belgium. If he had not resigned King Albert who also knows when Philip would become king. And I mean not only Elizabeth I speak generally.

Beautiful pictures. What memories must Queen has for all this years.

Maybe is stupid question but behind the queen is a photo of a bride who is it?

This thought too but not like very much with the Queen Mother.

Congratulations to her Majesty.

She is sooooo beautiful. Rudolph send me immediately a letter please
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:15 AM
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That article is nonsense. There is no mechanism for a quickie abdication or skipping Charles. Britain isn't going to be a republic after the Queen dies.

If the Queen becomes ill then there is a regency with Charles.


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Old 08-21-2015, 10:21 AM
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Why abdicate ; Where can perform its tasks. Besides needs to grow the record
I don't think personal records or personal milestones really are a big concern of the Queen's. There is not one thing, in my opinion, that shows either HM or the DoE as people concerned with their own self importance in the scheme of things.

Philip, however, did rue the fact that he was the only father that wasn't allowed to pass on his name to his children. HM did correct that. That's a right that every father should have.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:22 AM
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That article is nonsense. There is no mechanism for a quickie abdication or skipping Charles. Britain isn't going to be a republic after the Queen dies.

If the Queen becomes ill then there is a regency with Charles.


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Thank you! I have no idea where people conjure up the stuff about Her Majesty considering abdication, or the plan to skip over Charles. No indications of either have surfaced, and I doubt that they will.


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Old 08-21-2015, 10:44 AM
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I agree with you Osipi. I don't think Queen care so much about records. I say that with a little humor. I think Queen have humor or no?
As we mostly see HM when she is in "Queen mode" and very regal in her demeanor, we just have to take the words of some of the people close to her that have remarked that she is quite a humorous and witty person and is excellent at mimicking people.
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As we mostly see HM when she is in "Queen mode" and very regal in her demeanor, we just have to take the words of some of the people close to her that have remarked that she is quite a humorous and witty person and is excellent at mimicking people.
I would love to see her do an impression of a few US politicians. I'm sure she'd nail each one, since I've read she's pretty much spot on with voices, and accents.


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Queen only days away from becoming longest-reigning British Monarch
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The Queen is just 19 days away from becoming the longest-reigning monarch in British history, overtaking great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

According to Royal Central‘s calculations, The Queen will overtake Queen Victoria on 9th September at 4.18pm.

Reliable records show Queen Victoria’s reign spanning from 2.12am on 20th June 1837 to 6.30pm on 22nd January 1901, a total of 23,226 days, 16 hours, 18 minutes!

The time of Queen Elizabeth’s accession however is slightly more obscure to calculate, as George VI had died in his sleep. Best estimates suggest he died around midnight on 6th February 1952.
Limited edition book set announced marking The Queen’s record reign
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Illustrated London News have announced the publication of a special limited edition book set in recognition of Her Majesty The Queen becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch on September 9th. As Royal Central previously reported, The Queen will overtake her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, on Wednesday 9th September at exactly 4:18pm.

The new limited edition set of books, entitled The Record Reign: Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, from ILN will draw on previously unseen archive footage from the publication and its sister titles and will also feature a Foreword from Prime Minister, David Cameron. The new publication will also feature a brand new portrait of The Queen, painted in oils by Alastair Barford, and commissioned exclusively for the brand new book set.

ILN will also publishing a softback ‘bookazine’ that is set to be sold on newspaper stands from September 3rd. The Illustrated Record Reign will provide a popular account of The Queen’s reign including image led features and entertaining vignettes. The ‘bookazine’ follows the success of the 2012 publication, The Illustrated Diamond Jubilee.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:01 AM
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On September 9, the Queen becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. But how well do we really know the Windsors?
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:36 AM
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Spending such a momentous day with Nicola Sturgeon? Oh my. If I was in Her Majesty's position, Sturgeon is the last person I would want to see on such a momentous day. Maybe a weekend at Balmoral since she so dearly loves it there?
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:35 AM
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Spending such a momentous day with Nicola Sturgeon? Oh my. If I was in Her Majesty's position, Sturgeon is the last person I would want to see on such a momentous day. Maybe a weekend at Balmoral since she so dearly loves it there?
She does not need to do a weekend at Balmoral, she is already spending the summer there, and will be staying at Balmoral, as usual, on 9 Sep.
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Prince William pays tribute to the Queen's 'life of service' - Telegraph
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The book comes as the country prepares to celebrate the moment, on September 9, when the Queen’s becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch – overtaking the record set by Queen Victoria.

Elizabeth II: The Steadfast will be published on August 27 by Penguin Books, as part of series of short histories of Britain’s sovereigns entitled Penguin Monarchs.
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The Duke of Cambridge has written the following preface to Elizabeth II: The Steadfast, a biography by former Home and Foreign Secretary Lord Hurd, which recounts the reign, character and family life of The Queen...

"Over the last ninety years, the world has changed more rapidly than at any time in history.

When my grandmother The Queen was born in 1926, the wounds of the Great War were still healing, but few would imagine how soon they would be reopened.

The confidence of the previous century had morphed into uncertainty and many worried – as they still do – about the challenge presented to our communities by rapid technological and social change.

After almost ninety years, we find ourselves in a world that has changed dramatically, almost beyond recognition to the world that The Queen was born into, but where the role of charity, family, duty and compassion perseveres.

I think I speak for my generation when I say that the example and continuity provided by The Queen is not only very rare among leaders but a great source of pride and reassurance.

Time and again, quietly and modestly, The Queen has shown us all that we can confidently embrace the future without compromising the things that are important.

From a personal point of view, I am privileged to witness the private side of The Queen, as a grandmother and great-grandmother.

The Queen’s kindness and sense of humour, her innate sense of calm and perspective, and her love of family and home are all attributes I experience first-hand.


I should add that no mention of The Queen is complete without paying tribute to my grandfather Prince Philip, who has devoted his life to supporting her.

All of us who will inherit the legacy of my grandmother’s reign and generation need to do all we can to celebrate and learn from her story. Speaking for myself, I am privileged to have The Queen as a model for a life of service to the public."

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Old 08-22-2015, 07:29 AM
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I just posted this in William's thread lol. The mods can move it to here if they like.
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I just posted this in William's thread lol. The mods can move it to here if they like.
Oh, I posted it here, since it is about the Queen becoming the longest reigning British Monarch.

Very movingly written by William to his grandmother.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:59 AM
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This is probably the correct thread. I agree, very movingly written by William.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:45 AM
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This is a very beautiful tribute. His Highness captured his grandmother perfectly. I'm sure she is very proud of him, and touched by his words.


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Old 08-22-2015, 01:03 PM
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Beautiful tribute... Hope William will indeed take the leaf out his granny's book...
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Thank you! I have no idea where people conjure up the stuff about Her Majesty considering abdication, or the plan to skip over Charles. No indications of either have surfaced, and I doubt that they will.


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If the British people actually had a choice, I bet many of them would actually vote to skip over Charles, although I cannot tell if they would be a majority or not.

Having said that, a referendum can only be called in the UK if Paliament passes a law authorizing it to happen (there is no such thing in the UK as "popular initiatives" as in Switzerland or the United States). And, of course, no prime minister or major party leader will ever suggest skipping over Charles unless Charles himself tells them he doesn't want to be king, which I don't think will happen.

Charles' position is pretty safe then as far as I can tell. The major risk he faces is being too old when he actually ascends the throne and having to accept a regency a few years later (if he becomes ill or incapacitated).
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History will be made in a little over two weeks’ time, when Queen Elizabeth II becomes our longest reigning monarch.

At about 5.30pm on Wednesday, September 9, she will pass her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record of 63 years, seven months, two days, 16 hours and 23 minutes.

To coincide with this momentous occasion, we will be publishing a special tribute to Elizabeth II, charting not only her six decades as our Queen, but her early life and the chain of events which led to her becoming heir before acceding to the throne.

A rich vein of Royal history runs through Norfolk. Successive generations of the Royal Family have divided their time between London, Windsor and affairs of state, and their country retreat at Sandringham, near King’s Lynn.

When King George VI died there, on February 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen.

Since then, the Queen and her family have been regular visitors to our county, both to relax amid their estate’s parklands and pine forests, and to carry out engagements of all kinds. As Norfolk, Fenland and North Suffolk’s newspaper, the EDP has archives bulging with pictures and cuttings recording countless Royal occasions.
Read more: Celebrating the Queen’s long, happy reign over us - News - Eastern Daily Press
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Fascinating pictures show Queen in EVERY year of her reign | Daily Mail Online

There are so many nice pictures of here smiling, which is not included in this article.

These are my favorites images from this article.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...0325025046.jpg

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Very meaningful and lovely pics! Thanks for posting them... My fav is the pcitures in which the Queen was reading cards sent by kids!
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