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karla64 04-24-2007 04:51 PM

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: State Visit to the USA - May 3-8, 2007
 
Details of Queen's visit annouced..

Details of Queen's visit announced

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Avalon 04-24-2007 05:01 PM

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's visit to the USA - 3 to 8 May, 2007
 
The Official Website of the Royal Family has released the full programme of the visit.


3 May 2007: Richmond

Afternoon: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the Governor's Mansion before undertaking a walkabout to Capitol for an arrival and greetings ceremony. The Queen makes a speech to the Virginia Assembly.

Evening: Arrival in Williamsburg.


4 May 2007: Williamsburg

Morning: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the Jamestown Settlement. The Queen tours the Fort whilst The Duke of Edinburgh tours the ship LADY SUSAN.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness arrive at the Jamestown archaeological site. The Queen visits the museum whilst The Duke of Edinburgh visits the vault (conservation facility).

The Royal couple view part of the original well before a tour of the dig and site. They present a gift to people of Virginia.

The Queen attends a lunch at the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg.

The Duke of Edinburgh attends a lunch in Norfolk.

Afternoon: The Queen visits William and Mary College where she meets students and academic alumni, requests the ringing of Wren Bell and receives a class award.

The Duke of Edinburgh attends a reception onboard USS WISCONSIN.


5 May 2007: Kentucky

Afternoon: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attend the Kentucky Derby.


6 May 2007: Washington

Evening: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Andrews Air Force Base.


7 May 2007: Washington

Morning: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attend an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. They inspect an Honour Guard and meet guests: Queen and President make speeches. A Private lunch follows.

Afternoon: Photograph ofHer Majesty and His Royal Highness with Commonwealth ambassadors

They attend a Garden Party at the Ambassador's Residence.

Evening: State Dinner


8 May 2007: Washington

Morning: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre.

The Queen meets staff and visits the Mission Control Centre.

The Duke of Edinburgh tours the spacecraft test facilities and robotics.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh view the 'Science on a Sphere' exhibition and plant a tree at the Visitor Centre.


8 May 2007: Washington

Morning: The Queen holds an Investiture (three honorary awards) at the Ambassador's Residence.

Afternoon: Her Majesty and His Royal Highness plant a tree at the Ambassador's Residence before visiting the Children's National Medical Center.

The Queen visits the cardiac ward whilst The Duke of Edinburgh
visits the research facility.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness meet young patients in recreational activities.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit the World War II National Memorial where they lay a wreath; meet veterans of the war in the Pacific; visit the Field of Stars and meet GI war brides.

Evening: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh host a return dinner at the Ambassador's Residence, also attended by the President and Mrs Bush.

Depart Washington via Andrews Air Force Base.

karla64 04-24-2007 05:34 PM

I am forwarding to see them coming to USA . I hope they will have good time..and safety too....

Skydragon 04-25-2007 07:02 AM

Green Queen offsets US trip

The Queen is to carbon offset her state visit to the US next month, Buckingham Palace has said

ITV News - Green Queen offsets US trip

Amazing, when Charles offset his visit to the states, the press chose to ignore it! :bang:

Skydragon 04-25-2007 09:11 AM

Be proper should you cross paths with queen

"The royal treatment" is a phrase that is liberally tossed around. It's used to describe luxurious spas and hotels, and sometimes the frivolous requests of bridezillas and celebrities.

Be proper should you cross paths with queen

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Christo's Girl 04-26-2007 12:47 PM

I am going to be watching the Kentucky Derby just to see The Queen. I never watch horseracing, but this time it is special. I hope the networks show her in the stands. Will she meet the winner?

Avalon 04-26-2007 01:13 PM

Queen Elizabeth to visit NASA

NASA officials say Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland next month.

The May 8 tour of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration facility in Greenbelt, Md., is scheduled near the end of the queen's visit to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia.
"NASA is honored to be one of the U.S. organizations hosting a visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth," said NASA Administrator Michael Griffin. "The United States and the United Kingdom have a strong partnership in space, from British-born mission astronauts who serve in NASA's astronaut corps to the numerous joint scientific and research efforts under way." The royal visit to Goddard will include a presentation and reception with employees, a demonstration of the new Science on a Sphere visualization system, and a tree planting ceremony at the Goddard visitor center.

scooter 04-26-2007 05:14 PM

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I am going to be watching the Kentucky Derby just to see The Queen. I never watch horseracing, but this time it is special. I hope the networks show her in the stands. Will she meet the winner?

I should think so. What a pity she didnt go last year when Barbaro won.

Elspeth 04-26-2007 05:26 PM

Nice to see the Queen showing some interest in science.

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Queen Elizabeth to visit NASA

NASA officials say Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland next month.

The May 8 tour of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration facility in Greenbelt, Md., is scheduled near the end of the queen's visit to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia.
"NASA is honored to be one of the U.S. organizations hosting a visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth," said NASA Administrator Michael Griffin. "The United States and the United Kingdom have a strong partnership in space, from British-born mission astronauts who serve in NASA's astronaut corps to the numerous joint scientific and research efforts under way." The royal visit to Goddard will include a presentation and reception with employees, a demonstration of the new Science on a Sphere visualization system, and a tree planting ceremony at the Goddard visitor center.


HMQueenElizabethII 04-29-2007 06:58 AM

This should be one of the busiest trip the Queen has in recent year, with a Return Dinner to be held and then gets on the plane head back to the UK. I look forward to see the thread will have wonderful coverage pics of this historic visit.

HRH Kimetha 04-29-2007 11:43 AM

The Queen Visits America
 
The Queen Visits America

After A Half-Century On The Job, Elizabeth II Defines What Being Royal Really Means

(CBS) For a show that opened in 1952 and has never missed a curtain you might have thought the viewing public would have tired of it by now. But this show has got legs like no other.

It's a show with a somewhat perverse appeal. Instead of giving its audience something new all the time, it gives it the same old thing over and over.

The Queen Visits America, After A Half-Century On The Job, Elizabeth II Defines What Being Royal Really Means - CBS News

Sister Morphine 04-29-2007 01:41 PM

I had heard that when the Queen is in Virginia, she'll be meeting with some of the survivors of the Virginia Tech tragedy. Is there any truth to that?

scooter 04-29-2007 03:36 PM

I believe QE owns property in Virginia, does she not? Will she be staying there? If not, then where will they stay?

Royal Fan 04-30-2007 05:40 PM

Dont Know Wish shed come to my State im not saying where :P

Sister Morphine 04-30-2007 07:57 PM

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Dont Know Wish shed come to my State im not saying where :P



Well, it says "Monterey" underneath your username, so I would take it to mean you live in California.

karla64 05-01-2007 01:41 PM

Can't wait to see them. I wish I am going to see but I am stuck here in Seattle and have to work.. oh well.. I hope they will have good time and safety...


Queen Elizabeth II to visit the United States - Yahoo! News

karla64 05-02-2007 03:49 PM

Queen will take Carriage ride in Williamsburg

WSLS.com | Queen Will Take Carriage Ride in Williamsburg

JPhinala 05-03-2007 10:12 AM

I'm going to Richmond today and then to Williamsburg to see Her Majesty Today and Tomorrow and I am oh so excited. I'll post any and all pictures I take of Her visit.

HMQueenElizabethII 05-03-2007 10:22 AM

That's really good for you JPinala!I saw Her Majesty when she and the Duke visited Sydney last year and it was just wonderful experience!Hope you have a lot of fun today and tomorrow (i'm sure you do=])

fanletizia 05-03-2007 11:03 AM

Buckingham Palace have confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II has left for the United States where she will make her first state visit in 16 years.

https://news.yahoo.com/photo/070503/p...7ea45b3ab817ad

zarat 05-03-2007 01:23 PM

Fotogallery - Quotidiano.Net

Corriere.it dedicated a short article to visit of Her Majesty in USA and made a gallery with some known and unknown photos with Queen- p.ex young Elizabeth walking with penguins in ZOO...

karla64 05-03-2007 01:43 PM

New photos of QE

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...et177_7460.jpg
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misselle 05-03-2007 02:59 PM

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I am going to be watching the Kentucky Derby just to see The Queen. I never watch horseracing, but this time it is special. I hope the networks show her in the stands. Will she meet the winner?

I will also be watching for the Queen;I watch the Derby every year,anyway,but it will be fun to see the Queen.

And,yes,it's true the Queen will be paying a visit to Virginia Tech;I just heard it reported on the news that she is going to pay her respects to the victims.

Lady Marmalade 05-03-2007 03:32 PM

They have arrived!!!!!! CNN's website has all the latest coverage!!!!

karla64 05-03-2007 03:59 PM

Queen lands in U.S. for first official state visit in 16 years | the Daily Mail

marezdote 05-03-2007 04:32 PM

I'm so excited. I'm going to try to get to DC on Tuesday to see her there!

karla64 05-03-2007 04:52 PM

Royal couple arrives in Virginia - CNN.com

BeatrixFan 05-03-2007 05:30 PM

The Queen's outfit is smashing. Well make the most of it chaps and chappesses. I have a feeling this will be the last visit HM makes to the colonies.

bbb 05-03-2007 05:52 PM

i like the unusual color combination in her outfit, very striking contrast but lovely on her. watched live on cnn, she gave a nice speech, she has a beautiful voice and was well received. the comments more are about her grandson serving in the royal forces, while only a very few people in power have children serving in our armed forces, its generating a very lively debate. also a few stories have been about her anticipation of the derby saturday and how she is looking forward to seeing it in person, and people are looking forward to seeing her. God Save The Queen

fanletizia 05-03-2007 06:06 PM

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh (behind) arrive at Richmond International Airport 03 May 2007 in Richmond ,Virginia

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Queen Elizabeth II visits with a group of local school children in Virginia's State Capitol building, inside the old Senate chamber in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. on 03 May 2007

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(L-R) Anne Holton, wife of Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia, Queen Elizabeth II, Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia, and Prince Philip are seen as they watch a Native American dance outside the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. on 03 May 2007

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fanletizia 05-03-2007 06:10 PM

Queen Elizabeth II (R) is escorted by Virginia's Governor Tim Kaine outside the Governor's mansion in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. on 03 May 2007

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Queen Elizabeth II receives a gift from Native Americans as Prince Philip (L) and Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia (2-L) look on outside the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. on 03 May 2007

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Queen Elizabeth II address a special session of the Virginia assembly at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, U.S., on 03 May 2007

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christinacg 05-03-2007 07:24 PM

I'm going to be really excited to see Her Majesty at the Kentucky Derby. I love horse racing so I watch every year, but this year will give me another reason to watch. Has a royal ever been to the Kentucky Derby before?

fanletizia 05-03-2007 07:32 PM

Queen Elizabeth II, with the Duke of Edinburgh, rides in a carriage down Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S. on 03 May 2007

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Sister Morphine 05-03-2007 08:22 PM

I love the Queen's hat. It's very bright and Springy. It's a shame I don't live closer to Virginia....I would love a chance to be in the same area code as the Queen.

HMQueenElizabethII 05-03-2007 08:28 PM

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Has a royal ever been to the Kentucky Derby before?

I'm not sure about other Royals, but if i wasn't wrong, i think the late Princess Margaret did.

fanletizia 05-04-2007 03:09 AM

QUEEN'S ANGUISH AT KILLINGS

The Daily Record - NEWS - QUEEN'S ANGUISH AT KILLINGS - QUEEN'S ANGUISH AT KILLINGS

ZandraRae 05-04-2007 09:26 AM

Thanks for the pictures guys! Her Majesty looks splendid as always. Can't wait to see her at the Derby!

rere 05-04-2007 12:21 PM

The U.S. media is really covering the queen. Charles didn't get much coverage, in my view, when he visited last year.

According to ESPN, NASCAR legend Richard Petty will meet the queen. I never thought one day those two people would meet.

fanletizia 05-04-2007 01:28 PM

Queen Elizabeth II looks over at Vice President Dick Cheney 04 May 2007 during a visit to the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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HRH Queen Elizabeth II walks in front of the replica ship the Susan Constant as she tours Jamestown on 04 May, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia.

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HMQueenElizabethII 05-04-2007 01:44 PM

The brooch Her Majesty worn today i had never seen before, anyone know about it?BTW, Her Majesty got nice new outfits and hats in America trip.

Lee27 05-04-2007 02:22 PM

The US media is talking alot about the Queen's hats on this visit. It should be interesting to see some of them

bbb 05-04-2007 02:28 PM

Breaking News | News & Media | Latest Current - FOXNews.com
i'd give a million$ to know what she's thinking in this photo :) oh my

Lady Marmalade 05-04-2007 02:32 PM

She looks wonderful!!

I just hope they remember to lower the microphone to her height after the President gives his welcoming speech on the South Lawn. When she was here the last time at the White House they forgot to do that and all you could see was her hat as she gave her welcoming address. :-) The poor lady...

Caswallan 05-04-2007 02:44 PM

She does look wonderful.:flowers:

timtonruben359 05-04-2007 03:23 PM

The Queen does look wonderful. The american media seems to really be playing up the fact that this likely the Queen's final visit to the USA.

Though it's rumoured she's coming to Canada again next year.

Jen H 05-04-2007 04:26 PM

Hi,

My husband, my daughter and I are up visiting my family in Richmond, and we went to Capitol Square yesterday to greet Her Majesty and Prince Phillip as they arrived in Richmond for the address to the General Assembly. We had an excellent view as they walked from the Executive Mansion to the Capitol. I got some excellent pictures of Prince Phillip waving at us:smile: . The Queen was on the other side of the path greeting VIP's, so most of my pictures show mainly her hat (and a quite stylish one I thought!). It was truly a thrilling experience, and I am so glad I decided to go ahead and go down. I had a lot of fears that the crowd would be so heavy that we wouldn't see anything at all, but we truly got lucky with the spot we choose, off to the side of the steps of the capitol, where most of the crowd had congregated. I will have to wait until I get home Sunday to try to post my pictures, as I am on my mother's computer, and she only has a dialup connection. When I printed them this morning I was really amazed at how well they turned out. If anyone else has a chance to go out and greet the royal couple while they are here, I urge you to do so. It was a long (and sometimes wet) wait, but it was so worth it in the end. It's a memory I'll always cherish.

Jennifer

iowabelle 05-04-2007 08:03 PM

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The Queen's outfit is smashing. Well make the most of it chaps and chappesses. I have a feeling this will be the last visit HM makes to the colonies.

I wish she had worn a pink outfit with grayish trim, she looks so beautiful in pink IMO. (And I'm sad she may not be back, after all, she's been THE QUEEN my whole life.)

iowabelle 05-04-2007 08:12 PM

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I just hope they remember to lower the microphone to her height after the President gives his welcoming speech on the South Lawn. When she was here the last time at the White House they forgot to do that and all you could see was her hat as she gave her welcoming address. :-) The poor lady...

I remember that! It was rather funny (she's even taller than I), but they should have had a lower podium or a step up for her.

Yes, I'd like to know what she was thinking about while riding about with Dick Cheney. What was he saying to make her look like "The Grinch"?

CasiraghiTrio 05-04-2007 09:24 PM

I hate that Dick Cheney was assigned to meeting the Queen in DC and Virginia, but I was consoled (marginally) when I saw the pic of her looking so mad at him!!!!!!! :lol: :rofl: I think she hates him; it's great! :punk: :clap: Well, not great for her because she had to sit next to him :censored: but great because it shows that she is cool, just like I hoped. ;)

misselle 05-04-2007 10:33 PM

I must say that I really like Her Majesty's outfits;she really looks very nice.So far,she's worn sleek,unfussy,flattering ensembles.Of course her jewelery is magnificent.;)
And I agree with your assessment about Dick Cheney; I think he just looks so mean and disagreeable!

iowabelle 05-04-2007 10:53 PM

I saw the new official photograph of HM, and have mixed feelings about it. I'm glad she's wearing my favorite tiara... but she looks rather sad IMO. It's been commented on how much she looks like her mother, which might make HM (and me) rather sad. Or perhaps it's just that the job is weighing on her.

Sister Morphine 05-04-2007 10:54 PM

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I saw the new official photograph of HM, and have mixed feelings about it. I'm glad she's wearing my favorite tiara... but she looks rather sad IMO. It's been commented on how much she looks like her mother, which might make HM (and me) rather sad. Or perhaps it's just that the job is weighing on her.


She doesn't look sad to me. She looks pensive, which is different. Besides, I don't think I've seen many formal photos/paintings of royalty with them smiling.

RubyPrincess168 05-05-2007 03:01 AM

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i'd give a million$ to know what she's thinking in this photo :) oh my

"You're a dumb***!" springs to mind!:lol: I'm also curoious to know more about her brooch. It's very unusual looking, not one I've ever seen before. Anybody know anything about it?

I usually watch the Kentucky Derby every year but an extra excited that the Queen will be there this year. I hope there is much focus on her during the tv broadcast!:wub:

fanletizia 05-05-2007 04:42 AM

HRH Queen Elizabeth II delivers remarks at a luncheon at the Govenor's house on 04 May, 2007 in Williamsburg, Virginia

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A man with his daughter hand a rose to Queen Elizabeth II of England as she arrives at The College of William and Mary 04 May 2007 in Willaimsburg ,Virginia with college president Gene Nichol. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Friday toured the site where English pioneers formed America's first permanent settlement, saying it represented "the convergence of civilizations."

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fanletizia 05-05-2007 04:50 AM

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, right, arrive in Lexington, Kentucky Friday May 4, 2007. The Royal couple were met by William Farish, left, the former U.S. ambassador to Britain and his wife Sarah. Famed horse racing track Churchill Downs, accustomed to treating athletes, actors and other celebrities like royalty, was relishing the chance to host Queen Elizabeth II as she attends her first Kentucky Derby Saturday

Kentucky Derby on Yahoo! News Photos
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RubyPrincess168 05-05-2007 05:03 AM

I thought she'd been to the Derby before.........or at least came over to look at horses. Kentucky.com | 05/05/2007 | Past royal visits


I wonder if she'll place a wager. Is she allowed to gamble?

Jose 05-05-2007 07:25 AM

It is much much beautiful dress on Queen Elizabeth and big hat!!!! Queen is much good healt and over 80 year. His husband Prince Philip is 86 and good healt.!!!

wymanda 05-05-2007 07:26 AM

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I thought she'd been to the Derby before.........or at least came over to look at horses.

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Kentucky.com | 05/05/2007 | Past royal visits I wonder if she'll place a wager. Is she allowed to gamble?

If HM does have a bet it would be placed by a Lady in Waiting or Equerry. Unlike her Mother, the Queen is not an avid gambler. The Queen Mum had an account with Ladbrooks, the bookmakers and regularly bet on her own and other horses

scooter 05-05-2007 08:35 AM

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i'd give a million$ to know what she's thinking in this photo :) oh my

Probably something like 'You got us into this stupid war you wanker and now my grandson is being sent there!'

bbb 05-05-2007 10:56 AM

i bet if the first QEI looked at you like that, you didn't keep your head long!

Elspeth 05-05-2007 11:04 AM

Thanks for the first-hand account, Jennifer! Looking forward to seeing your photos when you get home.

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Originally Posted by Jen H
Hi,

My husband, my daughter and I are up visiting my family in Richmond, and we went to Capitol Square yesterday to greet Her Majesty and Prince Phillip as they arrived in Richmond for the address to the General Assembly. We had an excellent view as they walked from the Executive Mansion to the Capitol. I got some excellent pictures of Prince Phillip waving at us:smile: . The Queen was on the other side of the path greeting VIP's, so most of my pictures show mainly her hat (and a quite stylish one I thought!). It was truly a thrilling experience, and I am so glad I decided to go ahead and go down. I had a lot of fears that the crowd would be so heavy that we wouldn't see anything at all, but we truly got lucky with the spot we choose, off to the side of the steps of the capitol, where most of the crowd had congregated. I will have to wait until I get home Sunday to try to post my pictures, as I am on my mother's computer, and she only has a dialup connection. When I printed them this morning I was really amazed at how well they turned out. If anyone else has a chance to go out and greet the royal couple while they are here, I urge you to do so. It was a long (and sometimes wet) wait, but it was so worth it in the end. It's a memory I'll always cherish.

Jennifer


CasiraghiTrio 05-05-2007 01:31 PM

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
4 MAY 2007: Visiting historic sites in Virginia and meeting the state's dignitaries to mark 400 years of Jamestown settlement
Summary: In Pictures and Timeline

Enjoy! :flowers:

JPhinala 05-05-2007 03:33 PM

Good news and bad news. Good news first. I saw Her Majesty twice. My mother and I saw both Her Majesty and Prince Philip in Richmond and I was very much moved and then we went down to Williamsburg and saw her at the College of William & Mary. I had an excellent view of Her Majesty (both where she was sitting and then when she went up on the balcony to wave.) When she waved at the crowd we went wild. It was a truly moving experience for me and while that I will no doubt see as one of the greatest of my life for years to come.

Now the bad news. I got to Richmond and my camera's battery was dead and I didn't have the charger so I didn't get the pictures I promised, but there are lots both here and all over every news site imaginable.

If any of you ever have the chance to see Her Majesty I highly recomend doing whatever you can to make it happen. It's truly magical.

misselle 05-05-2007 03:51 PM

Thanks for the pictures,Casiraghi Trio!
Can some one post the link to the official portrait of the Queen that was mentioned in this thread?

I've heard that the Queen has visited Kentucky unofficially many times,to buy horses.Does anyone know if she has a horse running the Derby?

bbb 05-05-2007 04:20 PM

Derby starts in 15 minutes!
the Dallas Morning News has a good article about the state dinner coming up. couldn't find it on the web site so i'll quote from my personal copy of the paper. heading: "mind your manners mr. president" page 12A
the white house is all atwitter (their word) over monday's visit by the Queen. everyone is wondering how it will be when texas swagger meets british prim. dinner attire is white tie and tails, the First and probable only one of this administration. bush was said not to be too happy about it but bowed to the bigger power of his wife.
WH has issued an etiquette book (for instance when the Queen stops eating everyone does)
*over 7,000 guest expected to greet her on the south lawn in the morning.
*21 gun salute
*US Army old guard Fife and Drum Corps will parade in uniforms patterned after those worn in the Continental army
*dinner will have 13 tables, using the clinton china which is gold rimmed with a vignette of the WH

scooter 05-05-2007 04:39 PM

I dont believe that she owns one of the runners, that would have made the news for sure. I do think she owns a large property in Virginia that she breeds horses on. Does anyone know if she is staying there or perhaps at the British embassy?

bbb 05-05-2007 05:04 PM

The Queen looks fabulous. her hats to die for-lime green and hot pink
oj simpson is there YUCK the idea of him being within a 1,000 miles of the Queen makes my skin crawl.

scooter 05-05-2007 05:54 PM

Those springy colors look wonderful on her. she should wear brighter colors more often. They are very flattering to her coloring.

fanletizia 05-05-2007 05:55 PM

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of England watch one of the earlier races after arriving 05 May 2007 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky to watch the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby

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iowabelle 05-05-2007 06:05 PM

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The Queen looks fabulous. her hats to die for-lime green and hot pink
oj simpson is there YUCK the idea of him being within a 1,000 miles of the Queen makes my skin crawl.

All the gossip shows were hypothesizing that Larry Birkhead would take baby Dannielynn to the Derby (IMO, who would take a baby to the Derby?) and they might meet the Queen. What a crazy idea.

GlitteringTiaras 05-05-2007 06:36 PM

The race was great and I'm glad Her Majesty had a chance to be there.

Does anyone know who the women, with the sour look on her face, standing behind Her Majesty? She kind of looks like Susan Lucci; also, the woman is glaring at the Queen, which is very strange.

Sister Morphine 05-05-2007 06:42 PM

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Does anyone know who the women, with the sour look on her face, standing behind Her Majesty? She kind of looks like Susan Lucci;

That is Susan Lucci.

GlitteringTiaras 05-05-2007 07:01 PM

:ohmy:

It is? She looks awful, and why is she giving the Queen such a look?

Sister Morphine 05-05-2007 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by GlitteringTiaras
:ohmy:

It is? She looks awful, and why is she giving the Queen such a look?



Are we talking about the same person? Susan Lucci is the one behind Prince Philip, and she's wearing a black dress and black hat.

bbb 05-05-2007 07:08 PM

OMG it is la lucci, whats a soap opera actress doing in the same box with the Queen? i didn't see any real celebrities in the tv coverage, all 2nd or 3rd tier tv people.

Sister Morphine 05-05-2007 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by bbb
OMG it is la lucci, whats a soap opera actress doing in the same box with the Queen? i didn't see any real celebrities in the tv coverage, all 2nd or 3rd tier tv people.


Why can't she be in the same box as the Queen? There were a ton of other people there in that picture who ordinarily wouldn't be with her, but they are. Why single her out?

CasiraghiTrio 05-05-2007 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by misselle
Thanks for the pictures,Casiraghi Trio!
Can some one post the link to the official portrait of the Queen that was mentioned in this thread?

I've heard that the Queen has visited Kentucky unofficially many times,to buy horses.Does anyone know if she has a horse running the Derby?

You are most welcome for the pictures. The Queen did not have any horses racing in the Derby.
:flowers:

P.S. And yes, that was Susan Lucci "Erica Kane" behind her. hahaha

Toledo 05-05-2007 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by GlitteringTiaras
:ohmy:

It is? She looks awful, and why is she giving the Queen such a look?

Like any TV soap opera diva, she can't stand being upstaged. :rolleyes:

It looks that she, La Lucci, knows she is being on camera as long as she stays within the same frame as the Queen, so no doubt she is doing her look-at-what-I'm-doing antics just to get the tabloid ink spilling out next week. That look she gave Her Majesty behind her back seems to be quite tasteless. Thus, I agree, what are TV's daytime programing pseudo celebrities doing in the same box as the Queen?!?! If it was the President and his family La Lucci won't be that close. Sorry to be a little crude, but if TV divas are going to be near a Head of State in any televised event, they should be on their best behavior and hold on to that need to make faces behind the Head of State's back.

Sister Morphine 05-05-2007 09:04 PM

Correction, Susan is wearing a white dress. But it doesn't look like she's even looking at the Queen. She looks like she's looking down and past her, which given their position....would be the track.


Why does everyone think she's being some snot and giving the Queen of England dirty looks? Does she have reason to? I've never read any stories about her acting like a bitch or a diva at big events like this. I think people are reading far too much into this.

wbenson 05-05-2007 09:55 PM

Still pictures often seem to catch faces in completely unintentional expressions. Hence the pictures of the Queen looking quite mean whenever a tabloid picture needs a "mean Queen" picture for whatever bad story about her they've cooked up.

ZandraRae 05-05-2007 10:08 PM

Thanks to everyone who posted pictures! The queen looked smashing! I love the springy colors on her!

HMQueenElizabethII 05-05-2007 10:16 PM

Is the VIP box in Kentucky Derby always crowded like that?I think there were so many people stood around Her Majesty and most pictures did not see HM smiling at all like when she's at Ascot.

GlitteringTiaras 05-05-2007 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Sister Morphine
Why does everyone think she's being some snot and giving the Queen of England dirty looks? Does she have reason to? I've never read any stories about her acting like a bitch or a diva at big events like this.



That was my perception when I saw the photo series, which I have the right to conclude, Sister Morphine.


Someone mentioned whether or not Larry Birkhead was at the Derby. He was and here's the photo link Click Celebrities at the Downs and it's the 13th photo.

RubyPrincess168 05-06-2007 01:02 AM

Does anyone know if HM had a Mint Julip while she was there? Someone mentioned a newspaper article about a chef preparing lunch - did she eat at the track as well? I taped the derby but haven't gotten to see it yet (I know my horses didn't win!) - did HM get alot of airtime?

I love the photos with Susan Lucci and HM! The Queen of Daytime TV & The Queen of England! I'd pay $1 million to have tea with those two ladies! But to have OJ Simpson & Larry Birkhead in the same vincinity as those great ladies is EEEWWW!

Toledo 05-06-2007 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Sister Morphine
Correction, Susan is wearing a white dress. But it doesn't look like she's even looking at the Queen. She looks like she's looking down and past her, which given their position....would be the track.

Why does everyone think she's being some snot and giving the Queen of England dirty looks? Does she have reason to? I've never read any stories about her acting like a bitch or a diva at big events like this. I think people are reading far too much into this.

You mean here La Lucci gives the Queen the evil eye ?
or you mean here La Lucci creepely moves into the center of the royal visitors and keeps giving the Queen a glacial look ?

Her presence and stare in that box, so close to a head of state, could be a multiple choice guess for anyone:
Was there a raffle and she won the seat after she bought all the tickets? :smile:
Was the event televised by the same tv station that broadcast her tv show, thus, giving the actress some prime seating spot? :glare:
On her noticeable staring at the Queen: Did Lucci tried to get attention into herself or did she got carried away with the botox and that's what she looks like nowadays in plain daylight? :lol: :angel:
She always reminds me of the character in the movie Soap Dish, with Sally Field

But enough of La Lucci, quite frankly I think she is an over rated tv actress, both in her soap opera and the forgetable movies she has made for tv. Back to the subject of the real stars of the show, the Queen and her husband prince Phillip, both seem to be enjoying the day at the most celebrated race this side of the world. She looks relaxed and quite stylish as always.

fanletizia 05-06-2007 06:19 AM

Queen Elizabeth II (3rd L) visits Churchill Downs before the start of the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky 05 May 2007.

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Toledo 05-06-2007 06:53 AM

Celebrity sightings start with the Queen
Monarch displays racing knowledge
"...The queen showed her racing knowledge in a brief conversation with Ferguson about the trophy. Ferguson noted that for decades, the open end of a horseshoe engraved on the trophy pointed downward. In 1999, the open end was turned upward "and she said, 'Well that keeps in the good luck,' " Ferguson said.
Race fans said the queen's presence added to the event's glamour. For at least one day, they were on the same footing with royalty..."



Queen's Derby Day Delights
May 6, 2006, Associated Press
"...Queen Elizabeth is certainly the most prestigious guest we've entertained in the modern-day history of the Kentucky Derby," track President Steve Sexton said...

bbb 05-06-2007 09:30 AM

it was a very exciting race the horse that won came from 2nd to last to first in the last lengths and he's a well liked and respected jockey so the celebration was heart felt from the local track people. so many people were congratulating him it was hard to get to the winners circle.
i meant no disrespect to la lucci (i actually didn't see her until she was pointed out- i was noticing the buxom blond showing off her assets on the Queens left shoulder! :O )
i'm sure she's horrified by the awful photos of herself showing up all over the papers. she's a beautiful woman and looks very young for her true age and all the pics i'm seeing she looks gruesome, not a true representation of her beauty at all. the Queen however was flawlless!
btw looking over the "celebrities" that were there- yawn
cybil shepard looks good tho, haven't seen her in a long time.
a few tidbits from the Dallas morning news this morning
*security was very tight especially in the skye terrace and directors room where the Queen was watching.
*only a glimpse was seen by people when she was on the balcony for the 5th race
*Kentucky first lady gave her a music box that plays "My old kentucky home"
*the Queen was offered to present the trophy but her security wouldn't allow it.
*people dressed up and more hats were evident than usual

misselle 05-06-2007 02:17 PM

I've noticed over the years that many celebrities try to go to The Kentucky Derby,no matter how out of their element they may be;it's a social coup to be invited into the celebrity enclosures.One of the television announcers interviewed actress Jenny McCarthy,who overdid it with the too-oversized hat and cleavage;she was trying too hard to look upper-class.
Susan Lucci wasn't glaring at the Queen(why should she?)but her face did look a little too frozen;was she trying to keep her cool and not gape open-mouthed,staring at the Royals? Or was it too much Botox?:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I think Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were the only true celebrities there;everyone else just pales in comparrison.

bbb 05-06-2007 03:07 PM

The Royalist - The Queen Fulfills A Lifelong Dream In Kentucky
has an amusing article and different photos. i think the couple in the lower left corner is linda bird johnson robb and her husband former gov and sen.. of VA charles robb. her father was president johnson, they are a very respected couple :) so there was some classy people around them.
i'm not sure Her majesty would like being called a celebrity, she is after all in a stratosphere all her own, i'm glad she enjoyed herself and my countrymen made me proud and didn't embarrass me (keeping my fingers crossed, trips not over lol) and showed the proper respect.

gardenia8 05-06-2007 03:58 PM

I apologize in advance if this information has already been posted.

For American viewers: Monday's arrival ceremony will be aired on CSPAN starting at 10:50am. The State dinner will be shown at 7pm on CSPAN 3.

Also, last Thursday's ceremonies are being reaired on the CSPAN channels in addition to Her Majesty's last US state dinner with the first George Bush.

CasiraghiTrio 05-06-2007 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by misselle
Susan Lucci wasn't glaring at the Queen(why should she?)but her face did look a little too frozen;was she trying to keep her cool and not gape open-mouthed,staring at the Royals? Or was it too much Botox?:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I think she was doing the evil eye, but I found it funny. I don't think ill of her for it. It was funny! :lol:
I think the people around the Queen and the Duke were there because they were wanted there, because no one is ever allowed near them unless they are wanted. I found it surprising to see Susan Lucci but I do not believe that she was able to be there for another reason. Susan Lucci is certainly no more than ten years (if that) younger than the Queen so it is conceivable they are friends. Susan Lucci looks very much younger than she truly is because of medical procedures, but I am sure that she is close to the Queen's age. Even the most "important" ("A-list") celebrities are not guaranteed a spot behind the Queen, so with her not even being "A-list" (I don't know how she rates, maybe I am wrong), but in any case, I think this indicates that they must be friends.

Jen H 05-06-2007 07:14 PM

Well, I'm hoping this is going to work. Here are the links to some of the pictures I took on Thursday:

https://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/DSC_0017.jpg
https://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/DSC_0016.jpg
https://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/DSC_0012.jpg
https://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/DSC_0009.jpg
https://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/DSC_0008.jpg
https://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/DSC_0007.jpg

This is the first time I've tried to post pictures, so please let me know if I've done anything wrong.

Jennifer

Victoria1999 05-06-2007 07:44 PM

Very nice pictures Jennifer. Thank you.

bbb 05-06-2007 07:57 PM

cool jennifer, in one the duke is waving right at you :)
i couldn't stand it -looked up la lucci, some bio's say born in 1946 other 1949 started on all my childen in 1969, and graduated from high school in 64. doing the math i'm thinking a very well preserved 60ish

Lady Jennifer 05-06-2007 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jen H
Well, I'm hoping this is going to work. Here are the links to some of the pictures I took on Thursday:

Wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing. It must have been neat to see them in person. If I only lived closer.

Scarebaby 05-06-2007 09:05 PM

Such great pics, Jennifer! Thanks! And yes, it looks as though the Duke was looking right at you!!

On another topic, a friend and I were wondering if the Queen will wear a tiara at the State Dinner on Monday? I thought not, but don't know if there's protocol.

CasiraghiTrio 05-06-2007 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by bbb
cool jennifer, in one the duke is waving right at you :)

I know, this one is the best! How cool is that? Good job, Jennifer! Jennifer is trying to be TRF's own "Citizen journalist" like those people at Zermatt with Prince William and Kate Middleton.... ;-)

Panther2000 05-06-2007 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Toledo
Like any TV soap opera diva, she can't stand being upstaged. :rolleyes:

It looks that she, La Lucci, knows she is being on camera as long as she stays within the same frame as the Queen, so no doubt she is doing her look-at-what-I'm-doing antics just to get the tabloid ink spilling out next week. That look she gave Her Majesty behind her back seems to be quite tasteless. Thus, I agree, what are TV's daytime programing pseudo celebrities doing in the same box as the Queen?!?! If it was the President and his family La Lucci won't be that close. Sorry to be a little crude, but if TV divas are going to be near a Head of State in any televised event, they should be on their best behavior and hold on to that need to make faces behind the Head of State's back.

Sorry but, some needs to get their facts straight.;) For starters Susan is more than a daytime actress. Not only is she the Highest paid daytime actress. & has been called for decades now " The Queen of Daytime TV" Just because of her talent & Tue Professtionalism. & She is the only US Daytime actress that is known WorldWide. But, she is a mainstay at the Derby for Decades. She is always there & If I am not mistaken in that Box. & I am pretty sure that she was ok'd to be in that box with the Queen. And as for the statemen about her being in the same box with the President & His family. Once again Wrong:rolleyes: .

She has been at funtions with the president & the 1st lady in attendence. Needles to say the President would bend over backwards to have a celeberty ( a well know & very popular celeberty) take a picture with him:lol: . & Knowing of Susan Personality 1st hand for Decades now. There is noway that making faces or whatever behing the queens back or anything. The Woamn has way too much Class for anything like that. We don't know what she was looking at if someone said something too her or whatever. Many many many have people had pictures taken that made them look pissed off or something when in fact that wasn't the case. Everyone just need to chill out. & Susan gets enougt publicity. Unlike other actors, Singers, Althelets, etc...... She never in her 40 Plus years in the business has every had anything nasty or bad to say about anyone & More important no one has every had a anything bad or nasty to say about her when meeting her or workign with her. Excuse, me I stand correct. Sarah Michelle Gellar Prinze. She left All My Children & said that she did not like working with Susan. But, then again when a teenager has to deal with a Real Professional who is always on top of their game. That could leave a bad taste in your mouth.

But, back on topic. Susan is not disrespting the queen in any way.

But, the queen did look nice though, but, I think that Bone or Ivory color shoes would have looked better.

Panther2000 05-06-2007 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by CasiraghiTrio
I think she was doing the evil eye, but I found it funny. I don't think ill of her for it. It was funny! :lol:
Susan Lucci is certainly no more than ten years (if that) younger than the Queen so it is conceivable they are friends. Susan Lucci looks very much younger than she truly is because of medical procedures, but I am sure that she is close to the Queen's age. Even the most "important" ("A-list") celebrities are not guaranteed a spot behind the Queen, so with her not even being "A-list" (I don't know how she rates, maybe I am wrong), but in any case, I think this indicates that they must be friends.

:bang:

This is what I am talking about. Susan Just turned 60 this year. She is no where nears as old as you are trying to make her. Facts people please Facts. :rofl: But, I do have to admit. That was funny. Susan Lucci 70 years old looking like that. Doctors are good but not that good.:lol:


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