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Old 04-16-2016, 04:02 AM
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I'm sure they have more important things to do, but if they don't have the decency to wait till the Queen is no longer on the throne - so just get it done. But as I've said before: It's not democratic to abolish the monarchy without a referendum.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:55 AM
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I'm sure they have more important things to do, but if they don't have the decency to wait till the Queen is no longer on the throne - so just get it done. But as I've said before: It's not democratic to abolish the monarchy without a referendum.
I am not familiar with the constitution of Jamaica as I am with the constitutions of Australia and Canada for example, but it seems that a constitutional amendment to abolish the monarchy would require a 2/3 majority in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The current leader of the opposition favors keeping the Queen as a head of State and, therefore, it is unlikely there will be the necessary bipartisan support to pass the amendment.

Can anyone more familiar with Jamaican politics comment on that ?
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:12 PM
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The Queen receives Baroness Scotland at Buckingham Palace, on her appointment as Commonwealth Secretary-General

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The atmosphere was full of comradery and optimism today as The Queen shook hands with athletes, young people, High Commissioners and staff at the launch of a new Commonwealth Hub. The ceremony took place at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London.

The Commonwealth Hub will be located directly across from Marlborough House in a building to be renamed Commonwealth House. It will become the home of a network of Commonwealth accredited organisations.

Today, the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum agreed to move their main offices to the site. There are also plans to install an education centre. The Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and the Commonwealth Foundation are already located at Marlborough House, bringing the number of Commonwealth organisations at the same location to six.

Inviting The Queen to unveil a special plaque to mark the launch, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland described the monarch as the source of inspiration for the Hub.
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:30 AM
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:45 AM
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Thanks to Rudolph and iceflower for their posts about this!

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The Queen has visited Marlborough House in central London this morning, to launch the ‘Commonwealth Hub’ – a new initiative designed to bring together different Commonwealth organisations to foster creative collaboration. Amongst those organisations involved in the new project are the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.
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And our 90 year old Queen appears to be in excellent form, as usual:
http://thecommonwealth.org/sites/def...?itok=2bMfIpyL
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When Prince William appeared on the cover of the July Issue of Attitude, one of the world’s most widely-circulated LGBT magazines, he was setting a new standard of royal acceptance of LGBT issues, not just in the UK but globally – and, importantly, within the Commonwealth of Nations.

Prince William is not one to hide his advocacy and activism. He has been involved in many social issues including raising the profile of mental health in the UK. When he met with the LGBT community to hear first-hand the peril of being LGBT and facing bullying, stigma and discrimination it was barrier-breaking, even here in the UK.

In his comment to the LGBT community, Prince William said: “Bullying is abuse that can end lives, and it has no place in any society”. This rings true to many LGBT people who lived in the Commonwealth.

As the Queen and Prince Charles get older, the responsibility of becoming Head of State will soon fall on William’s shoulders, and it’s safe to say that we might be seeing a more proactive head of the Commonwealth when it comes to human rights progress. However, this wont be an easy ride for the progressive, modernising Prince. The Commonwealth, with its 53 member states, is one that is riddled with extreme homophobia.
Read more: ‘Prince William’s Attitude cover sends a clear message to the Commonwealth’ | Attitude Magazine
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:48 AM
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"FOR BBC ONE VIEWERS tomorrow, 13 March 2017, from 14.45.
The Commonwealth Service will be attended by:
Her Majesty The Queen
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales
His Royal Highness The Duke of York
His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex
The Commonwealth Service is Britain's largest annual inter-faith gathering, held on the second Monday in March each year."


BBC One - A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day, 2017

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"Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen"

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Old 03-12-2017, 08:49 PM
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BBC One sent this service last year too, but that was as part of the Queen's 90th birthday coverage. I was therefore surprised when I discovered that it will be televised this year too.
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:34 PM
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Great, I'll try to tune in.

Service Starts at 2:45pm on BBC ONE:
Order of Service-
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/pre...march?a=109586

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/pre...wealth-service
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:37 AM
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Queen sends Commonwealth Games baton on its way to Australia in Buckingham Palace ceremony
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The Queen has set the Commonwealth Games baton on its journey around the globe following a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, ahead of a service at Westminster Abbey.

Her Majesty will on Monday afternoon call on Commonwealth countries to “overcome division and find reconciliation”, urging further collaboration for a prosperous future.

She will advocate “consensus and cooperation”, in her annual message to the public on Commonwealth Day on Monday, calling for the 2.5 billion people who share that connection to come together.
The Queen launches a Commonwealth Games relay | Daily Mail Online

Queen Elizabeth II Photos Photos - The Queen's Baton Relay For The XXI Commonwealth Games Launch - Zimbio
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The Queen, Philip, Charles, Camilla, Harry, Andrew and Edward has arrived at Westminster Abbey. HM (in yellow) appears to be in top form.

I'm in Norway now and watch it on Mediahhh from my office.

Picture: http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...9Ac6PftJjl.jpg
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:52 AM
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The Queen, Philip, Charles, Camilla, Harry, Andrew and Edward has arrived at Westminster Abbey. HM (in yellow) appears to be in top form.

I'm in Norway now and watch it on Mediahhh from my office.

Picture: http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...9Ac6PftJjl.jpg
Yup, I'm watching it on Mediahhh too in America.

I like the new twist on Whitney Houston's "My Love is Your Love" being sung at the service.
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:09 PM
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I think of all the colors in the rainbow that HM wears (along with matching umbrellas), I like her best when she wears yellow. Yellow isn't a easy color for most people to pull off but put HM in yellow and its like a ray of sunshine.
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In addition to the videos from polyesco, here are two videos of HM leaving the Abbey:
https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/stat...24195594231808
https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/stat...24546892283905

Pictures/video of the royal family arriving/leaving:
Queen Elizabeth II Photos Photos - Commonwealth Day Service & Reception - Zimbio

The Queen and senior members of the Royal Family have attended a Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in central London this afternoon, to mark Commonwealth Day. The service coincides with the start of the Queen’s Baton’ Relay at Buckingham Palace earlier today, and shortly before their arrival, British Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill carried the baton into the service – as it continues its 388-day journey towards Australia, ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games.
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Article by the Daily Fail:
The Queen attends Commonwealth Day service* | Daily Mail Online
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She's had a busy day of engagements but the Queen found time for a quick outfit change before heading to the Commonwealth Day service this afternoon.

Earlier today she looked resplendent in fuchsia pink to launch a relay race at Buckingham Palace, and just hours later she arrived at Westminster Abbey in a yellow coat with statement silver buttons and a feather trimmed hat.

The monarch, 90, was joined by her grandson Prince Harry as well as her sons Edward and Charles - with his wife Camilla - for the annual service of Thanksgiving.
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Future of the Monarchy for the Commonwealth Realm

How are things going to pan out for the House of Windsor in the Commonwealth Realm outside of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? I am of course talking about Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the other nations that recognize QEII as Head of State? How does the future look for them?

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Old 11-28-2017, 10:46 PM
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Our futures look great.

Whether we will bother sticking with the monarchy is largely irrelevant to our futures.

HM is a nice old lady but the reality is she doesn't have anything to do with the country, hardly ever comes here - sure when she does she is warmly welcomed but the visits are very few and in between.

Will us becoming a republic sometime in the future affect us in any real way - no.

We are an independent nation who happens to have a foreigner as a Head of State but other than that we do our own thing and she has nothing to say about what happens here at all any more (thanks to the Australia Act which removed any residual rights/powers etc of the UK or the monarchy in Australia).
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Gambia rejoins the Commonwealth after 5 years exit and become the 53rd country

https://alternativeafrika.com/2018/0...lth-2013-exit/
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