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Old 12-04-2016, 04:53 AM
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Had to smile at the various remarks regarding the Queen's expectant invite to The Donald!

When it happens (and assuming no hic-ups for The D. in claiming the US throne), it will be the US President who is invited not the money spinner owner of T. Towers.

By now I'm sure the Queen has a Masters in segregating the official from the non official!

Jury still out on Philip though!!
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:25 AM
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The Queen is escorted out of Goring Hotel after a 'drunk' intruder interrupted her lunch | Daily Mail Online
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Old 12-08-2016, 12:06 PM
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Queen Elizabeth received the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones for a private audience at Buckingham Palace today, December 8:


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Oh my God.

The comment on the UK political blogs was that the Brits want the Queen to "do her thing" and soften Trump up before he meets with Theresa May for serious business.

Whether it will work or not remains to be seen, but it confirms my earlier point on the British government understanding the strategic value of the Queen in post-Brexit foreign relations.
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Old 12-08-2016, 02:17 PM
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When it comes to global politics and learning the lessons of diplomacy between countries, who better to advise and guide a brand new President of the United States with absolutely zero experience in any kind of politics outside of business deals than the Grand Mistress of Diplomacy with over 60 years of experience.

If there is one thing I hope that Donald Trump realizes is that it'd be wise to heed the words of HM, The Queen.
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I had no idea Eddie Redmayne was in the same year as Prince William at Eton College ! Do they know each other well ?
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:27 AM
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When it comes to global politics and learning the lessons of diplomacy between countries, who better to advise and guide a brand new President of the United States with absolutely zero experience in any kind of politics outside of business deals than the Grand Mistress of Diplomacy with over 60 years of experience.

If there is one thing I hope that Donald Trump realizes is that it'd be wise to heed the words of HM, The Queen.
She would be a wonderful advisor and guide. But he thinks he knows everything, so he won't listen.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:00 AM
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I believe the guy didn't expect and certainly didn't want to become the next American Precident!
It was all about proving a point; but when you do that on a global stage, your mess, you pick it up!
Unlike the then child Elizabeth, who had no say in her future (other than following in the footsteps of her Uncle David), but who took on the role with all it's pros and cons, The D could do a lot worse than looking for diplomancy tips from QE2!
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I had no idea Eddie Redmayne was in the same year as Prince William at Eton College ! Do they know each other well ?
I think that they played on the same rugby team so they might know each other pretty well. Don't know if they have kept in touch over the years.
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I had no idea Eddie Redmayne was in the same year as Prince William at Eton College ! Do they know each other well ?
There have been a lot of posts about this over the years. Maybe try a google search for "the royal forums" +redmayne +william and see what pops up.
Google search is much more selective than the Forums search is. More about that somewhere in the members forums.
Eddie often tosses an acceptable mention about the good old days out there when asked. When pressed for insider stuff, he deflects the questions really well. He has not leveraged the relationship to play the press, so good on him! IMO
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BREAKING: tHE Queen cancels her train ride to Sandringham today.
No confirmation on reason: Illness or security reported.
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"The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have heavy colds, and so have decided not to travel to Sandringham today," says Buckingham Palace
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:11 AM
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I hope The Queen and Prince Philip feels better soon!
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They both have 'heavy Colds', so have delayed their travel plans..
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:01 PM
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It's unusual for them to be sick at the same time.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:18 PM
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Wonder if one of their little guests at lunch shared some germs with them I do hope they get better soon. Worrisome they are both ill, and it was enough to keep them in London. I would understand cancelling an engagement as wouldn't need stress and public. But going to their estate is different. Hopefully they are on the mend and heading home soon.

I wonder what happens to Christmas at Sandringham if they dont make it up there. Know it's only a cold, but has to be severe for them to change plans, and only four days till Christmas.
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It was even on CNN...
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:05 PM
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We just have to take what the announcement tells us and that is that both the Queen and the DoE have severe colds and are delaying their trip to Sandringham.

This comes a day after the announcement that roads will be shut down for the Changing of the Guards due to security reasons. It may be possible that measures are being taken to be extra precautionary and best to not panic the public any more than they'd have to.

Then again, it may be exactly what it is. Colds. Its just that these nonagenerians very rarely, if ever, pull out of doing anything that they're scheduled to do and when it does happen, the world takes notice. To me, that's one heck of a reputation for work ethic and reliability.

Whatever is going on, I hope their holidays are the best yet.
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