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Zonk 11-30-2014 03:56 AM

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh Current Events 26: December 2014 - May 2018
 

Welcome to part 26 of the current events of

The Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh



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commencing December 1, 2014


Part 26 covering the period April 1, 2013 to November 30, 2014 can be found here https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...-34895-55.html.


iceflower 12-02-2014 11:18 AM

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The Duke of Edinburgh attended the opening of the 'First World War In The Air' exhibition at the RAF museum in Hendon on December 2, 2014.



** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: First World War in the Air Exhibition Opening **

Dman 12-02-2014 11:51 AM

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The Duke of Edinburgh attended the opening of a First World War exhibition at a museum today. Prince Philip will meet staff, trustees and supporters at the RAF Museum in Hendon, north London, which is Britain's only national museum wholly dedicated to aviation. The Duke has been royal patron of the museum since 1968-

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An Ard Ri 12-03-2014 06:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Dman (Post 1725316)
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The Duke of Edinburgh attended the opening of a First World War exhibition at a museum today. Prince Philip will meet staff, trustees and supporters at the RAF Museum in Hendon, north London, which is Britain's only national museum wholly dedicated to aviation. The Duke has been royal patron of the museum since 1968-

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Belga Pictures

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SElizabeth 12-03-2014 08:01 AM

He is doing great and still working at his age...this is right up his alley being there. Hope we all make that age look easy like he does.

ROYAL NORWAY 12-06-2014 04:47 AM

Audience and Investiture at Windsor Castle.

Weekly Bucket - Pictures - Zimbio

iceflower 12-10-2014 06:04 AM

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Yesterday, December 9, Queen Elizabeth received the ambassador of Norway Mona Juul and the ambassador of Georgia Dr Revaz Gachechiladze at Buckingham Palace:



** zimbio gallery **

ROYAL NORWAY 12-10-2014 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1728109)

Look at this wonderful lady, she is amazing.

Dman 12-10-2014 06:08 PM

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The Queen has met with the First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. Earlier today Sturgeon was sworn in as a member of the Privvy Council-
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iceflower 12-11-2014 02:19 AM

:previous:

Here are some pics of their meeting yesterday:



** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: Nicola Sturgeon Attends First Audience **

ROYAL NORWAY 12-11-2014 03:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Dman (Post 1728782)
Video:
The Queen has met with the First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. Earlier today Sturgeon was sworn in as a member of the Privvy Council-
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The Queen sais that the Duke of Edinburgh is at Balmoral.

Al_bina 12-13-2014 10:44 AM

https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2....html#comments

Queen Elisabeth II met Ms Nicola Sturgeon.

Dman 12-18-2014 12:02 PM

Video:
HRH Queen Elizabeth caught the train to King’s Lynn this morning to prepare Sandringham House for her Royal Family’s Christmas celebrations. She traditionally resides there over the christmas period until February-

https://news.itnsource.com/?SearchTer...%20SANDRINGHAM

Marty91charmed 12-18-2014 12:07 PM

I love her when she wears foulards :D

ROYAL NORWAY 12-18-2014 03:38 PM

Video: Oblivious passenger nearly bumps into the Queen as she takes train to Sandringham - Telegraph

The Queen arrives at Sandringham by train for Christmas (but where's the Duke of Edinburgh?) | Daily Mail Online

All aboard: The Queen makes her way to Sandringham

ladongas 12-18-2014 04:05 PM

The bottles
 
My husband noticed the four small bottles near the Queen, and said, 'I see she has her four bottles of gin near to hand.'

Me: 'No, that was her mother.'

Rudolph 12-19-2014 09:02 AM

Photo gallery: Queen is happy to be home in Norfolk for Christmas - News - Eastern Daily Press

AdmirerUS 12-19-2014 09:58 AM

:previous: Said the man who missed his train and instead waited to catch his first ever live look at the Queen: "It's really made my Christmas. I'm made up." Liam Baker is 34 BTW.

Spheno 01-04-2015 04:36 PM

The British Royals Message Board: This morning at Sandringham Church
Attendees:
The Queen, who travelled to and from church by car, with her cousin, Lady Mary Colman.
Walking party: The Duke of Edinburgh and guests including Prince and Princess Ludwig of Baden and Sir Timothy Colman. Also the Hon Mary Morrison, The Queen's Lady in Waiting

Dman 01-06-2015 01:33 PM

Martin @CourtierUK · 2h
The Queen will be giving a reception for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta on 23rd February. One of several events to mark the occasion.

roseroyal 01-06-2015 01:36 PM

Hope Robert Hardy is invited to this. Know he's taking part in the national celebration- we shall see! Oh time, hurry up!

Dman 01-06-2015 02:12 PM

Royal Central @RoyalCentral · 1h
The Duke of Edinburgh will open the South Creake Memorial Pavilion in Fakenham on 3 February. This is his first scheduled event for 2015.

ROYAL NORWAY 01-08-2015 09:19 AM

The Queen awards prize to school student at Sandringham

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Fergus spoke of his meeting with the Monarch, “She was smiley, very happy and we talked about what I would like to do with my future. I said to her that I would like to be a sound technician one day. She was very relaxed and a very nice person. I almost forgot she was The Queen when we were having a conversation.”

Although Fergus Pateman was at Sandringham to meet The Queen, he also had an encounter with four other pinnacle members of The Queen’s household, the Corgi’s, “I also got to see four Corgi’s in the hallway and The Queen also told me it was minus 3 outside today. It really was a pleasure to meet her.”

AdmirerUS 01-11-2015 05:31 PM

Church today (and why i bother to scan the DM): The Queen looks elegant in a sky blue coat as she and Prince Philip attend Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham | Daily Mail Online

ROYAL NORWAY 01-19-2015 06:08 AM

Church cancels Queen's visit over loose plaster health and safety fears - Telegraph

The Queen wears a chic all-cream ensemble, with Cossack hat, during Sunday church visit | Daily Mail Online

roseroyal 01-19-2015 11:31 AM

What on earth is on the Queen's head? I have no words! Worst road- kill hat I have ever seen!

ladongas 01-19-2015 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by roseroyal (Post 1742068)
What on earth is on the Queen's head? I have no words! Worst road- kill hat I have ever seen!

Oh, thank goodness! I thought it was her hair!

Lumutqueen 01-19-2015 04:27 PM

It!'s a fur hat, it's designed I imagine for warmth. Most woman where them or at least headbands these days. The Queen looks very stylish.

royal rob 01-19-2015 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ladongas (Post 1742072)
Oh, thank goodness! I thought it was her hair!


Ha ha Haven't seen many of these lately but a Queen can get away with it


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MarNoe 01-19-2015 05:27 PM

Personally, I like it!

ladongas 01-19-2015 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by MarNoe (Post 1742202)
Personally, I like it!

I like it, too. It imbues the Queen's face with a radiant glow.

royal-blue 01-22-2015 06:20 AM

Are the couple likely to be travelling abroad at all this year?

Iluvbertie 01-22-2015 06:24 AM

They have a State Visit to Germany in June.


I would also expect them to go to Malta for CHOGM.

Dman 01-22-2015 10:25 PM

In pictures: Dame Penelope Keith entertains the Queen at Women’s Institute meeting in West Newton-
In pictures: Dame Penelope Keith entertains the Queen at Women’s Institute meeting in West Newton - News - Eastern Daily Press

roseroyal 01-23-2015 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Dman (Post 1743138)
In pictures: Dame Penelope Keith entertains the Queen at Women’s Institute meeting in West Newton-
In pictures: Dame Penelope Keith entertains the Queen at Women’s Institute meeting in West Newton - News - Eastern Daily Press

Lovely! Great photos. Queen looked gorgeous, and her smile lights up the room as usual....

ROYAL NORWAY 01-23-2015 05:32 PM

Her Majesty The Queen joins Penelope Keith for Women's Institue meeting | Daily Mail Online

roseroyal 01-23-2015 10:26 PM

Again, lovely photos.

ROYAL NORWAY 01-25-2015 11:57 PM

Prince reveals injury to his ear as he attends church with the Queen for Sunday sermon | Daily Mail Online

royal rob 01-26-2015 12:53 AM

Probably cut himself when he was in shock after hearing prime minister Abbott had made him a Sir in the Australia Day honors I know the whole of Australia was in shock !!!


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Iluvbertie 01-26-2015 01:06 AM

I don't know about the 'whole' of Australia. I had heard this rumour a few weeks ago when I was visiting friends in Canberra, none of whom work for the government. They told me that it was in the works for either Australia Day or the Queen's Birthday this year according to a number of mutual friends they knew in various relevant government departments.


Philip would have known months ago as he would have had to accept the honour. The honourees are notified at least 2 months in advance with about 2 weeks to accept or reject the offer.

royal rob 01-26-2015 01:11 AM

I do know that , it was tongue in cheek that I said he was in shock


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Roslyn 01-26-2015 01:36 AM

I doubt anyone in Australia was shocked. Some of us would have been delighted, some would have been pleased, some would have been amused, some would have been angry but not at all surprised much less shocked, and I suspect the majority just rolled their eyes then quickly moved on to the form guide or whatever else was of actual interest to them at the time.

I am in the amused and mildly irritated camp. Philip has enough gongs already and I think these gongs should go to Australians; there are plenty of worthy Australians and I find it laughable that he has given this to Prince Philip. I suspect Abbott has done this as a personal coup, fearing he is likely to get kicked out of office in the not too distant future and wanting to do something he wanted to do as a monarchist, while he still has the power to do it.

royal rob 01-26-2015 01:40 AM

Well I can tell you I and everyone I know was shocked. We never would have thought that would happen


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King of the Jungle 01-26-2015 03:03 AM

Same for me. I am floored!

And Sir Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh sounds plain silly.

I approve of people who have done fine things receiving a special title. Being called Dame ... and Sir ... is a clear sign of the high regard society places on their contribution and achievements. (I find the AO, OAM, AC etc. acceptable but cumbersome - there are too many levels. Sir and Dame are simple and recognisable.) However, Prince Philip already is known by a special title.
He is well thought of in Australia for his Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme in particular and so is worthy of praise for many things.
Him receiving the absolute highest title for doing his job very well is excessive. I would not have been shocked with an AO or an AC but to add Sir to his name seems ridiculous. Another worthy recipient should have enjoyed that honour.
Tony Abbott might go down in history for making as many inappropriate gaffes as Prince Philip himself - except at least Prince Philip is amusing.

Iluvbertie 01-26-2015 03:21 AM

Philip already had an Order of Australia. He wasn't a Knight of the Order, although Charles has been since 1981 so this is simply giving Philip the same status in that order that his son already has.

wbenson 01-26-2015 03:50 AM

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Originally Posted by King of the Jungle (Post 1743936)
I would not have been shocked with an AO or an AC but to add Sir to his name seems ridiculous.

He already had an AC, and in any case he's been a knight since 1947 so nothing would get added to his name even if he didn't have royal and peerage titles.

irish_royalist 01-26-2015 03:53 AM

And still the Daily Mail reporters can't manage to get Prince Philip's age correct…

Roslyn 01-26-2015 03:57 AM

I'm moving from amused and mildly irritated to angry. What on earth has Prince Philip done for Australia to deserve this? I consider it's cringe-worthy. It might wake up the republican movement leaders though and motivate them into action.

Lumutqueen 01-26-2015 05:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Roslyn (Post 1743948)
I'm moving from amused and mildly irritated to angry. What on earth has Prince Philip done for Australia to deserve this? I consider it's cringe-worthy. It might wake up the republican movement leaders though and motivate them into action.


Can I ask who else has received the same honour as Philip?

Mbruno 01-26-2015 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1743961)
Can I ask who else has received the same honour as Philip?

Since the reintroduction of knighthoods, I know that the former and the current Governor Generals of Australia have been knighted. PM Abbott also said the Queen approved a knighthood for Angus Houston, the Scottish-born former chief of defense (US spelling) who was recently involved in the (so far, unsuccessful) search for flight MH370.

VictoriaB 01-26-2015 05:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1743961)
Can I ask who else has received the same honour as Philip?


Australia did away with knighthoods and Dames in 1983. In a strange backwards moment, Tony Abbott decided made a unilateral decision to revive them last year.

The incoming and outgoing Governors General - Quentin Bryce & Peter Cosgrove were the first to receive the re-established honour last year. The former GG & High Court Justice Sir Ninian Stephen was honoured before knighthoods were abolished. The Governor of NSW was honoured last year & the former Chief of the Defence staff with Prince Philip. So that's 5 Australians, Prince Charles & Prince Philip.

I think the next prime minister is likely to abolish them again. Tony Abbott's decision was ridiculed on all sides of the political spectrum.


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Rudolph 01-26-2015 08:38 AM

Canada doesn't have knighthoods but Prince Philip was named a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Commander of the Order of Military Merit, the highest honours we bestow and no one here batted an eyelash at the decision outside of Quebec

I think The Duke of Edinburgh is very deserving of his Australian knighthood

Dman 01-26-2015 08:48 AM

Prince Philip should've been awarded the Knighthood a long time ago.

Osipi 01-26-2015 09:28 AM

Like many, I suppose that I see Philip being honored with the AK primarily as a mark of respect and appreciation of a very long service as a companion and consort to the Queen of Australia along with appreciation for all that he has been involved in over the decades in relationship to Australia.

Knighthoods may pass again with a different GG and Australia even deciding to become a republic after QEII passes but for now, I find it heartwarming to see Philip being appreciated in his sunset years.

Lumutqueen 01-26-2015 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by VictoriaB (Post 1743965)
Australia did away with knighthoods and Dames in 1983. In a strange backwards moment, Tony Abbott decided made a unilateral decision to revive them last year.

The incoming and outgoing Governors General - Quentin Bryce & Peter Cosgrove were the first to receive the re-established honour last year. The former GG & High Court Justice Sir Ninian Stephen was honoured before knighthoods were abolished. The Governor of NSW was honoured last year & the former Chief of the Defence staff with Prince Philip. So that's 5 Australians, Prince Charles & Prince Philip.

I think the next prime minister is likely to abolish them again. Tony Abbott's decision was ridiculed on all sides of the political spectrum.


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Out of curiosity can anyone recieve the knighthood? Or does it have a set of requirements?

Mbruno 01-26-2015 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 1743990)
Canada doesn't have knighthoods but Prince Philip was named a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Commander of the Order of Military Merit, the highest honours we bestow and no one here batted an eyelash at the decision outside of Quebec

I think The Duke of Edinburgh is very deserving of his Australian knighthood


When did Canada abolish knighthoods ? As I recall, the early Canadian PMs like John A. McDonald and Wilfred Laurier were knights.

Rudolph 01-26-2015 12:07 PM

Not abolished per se just no longer awarded

Canadian titles debate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

roseroyal 01-26-2015 12:43 PM

Queen looks divine in that outfit! Love the colors on her, and you sure can see her! Would Phillip have a doctor at Sandringham?
I know I'm going to be criticized for this, but to me, the DM is making a big deal over nothing....

VictoriaB 01-26-2015 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1744015)
Out of curiosity can anyone recieve the knighthood? Or does it have a set of requirements?

It is to be awarded for outstanding and pre-eminent service to Australia or humanity at large. If the recipient is not an Australian citizen then the award is an honorary one and there can be no more than 4 knights or dames created in a year. Those are the only requirements.

Iluvbertie 01-26-2015 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Dman (Post 1743994)
Prince Philip should've been awarded the Knighthood a long time ago.

Why?

What has he done FOR AUSTRALIA? Nothing that I can think of other than walk a few steps behind his wife for over 60 years.

This is not a good, or sensible, decision by the PM. Even his own party members don't support this decision and all it does in show how out of touch with ordinary Aussies the PM is.

I have some republican friends who are rejoicing at this decision as it is raising the profile of the republican movement again, along with the oppositions call for a renewal of the republican debate in his Australia Day address.

Lumutqueen 01-26-2015 03:55 PM

I don't understand, if the knighthoods means very little, why does it matter who it's awarded to? Plus it's an honorary award seeing as Philip is not Australian.

Was there this much of a fuss when Charles received said award?

royal rob 01-26-2015 03:59 PM

https://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/prime...-1227197593168

This should help you to understand


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Dman 01-26-2015 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iluvbertie (Post 1744064)
Why?

What has he done FOR AUSTRALIA? Nothing that I can think of other than walk a few steps behind his wife for over 60 years.

This is not a good, or sensible, decision by the PM. Even his own party members don't support this decision and all it does in show how out of touch with ordinary Aussies the PM is.

I have some republican friends who are rejoicing at this decision as it is raising the profile of the republican movement again, along with the oppositions call for a renewal of the republican debate in his Australia Day address.

His Royal Highness as put in many years of service and duty in Australia. It's an honor well deserved. Also, his life is nearing is coming to a conclusion, so it's only right to give him his flowers and honors while he can still appreciate it.

Roslyn 01-26-2015 04:53 PM

I particularly like this article:No Cookies | Herald Sun

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Originally Posted by Dman (Post 1744082)
His Royal Highness as put in many years of service and duty in Australia. It's an honor well deserved.

In what alternate universe did these many years of service and duty in Australia occur such that this foreigner would deserve to be honoured for it above all but one of our own citizens? What has he done for Australia? I don't think keeping our foreign Head of State happy for over 60 years qualifies. He was doing that anyway as consort to the British Queen, not out of any sense of duty to Australia.

Dman 01-26-2015 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Roslyn (Post 1744085)
In what alternate universe did these many years of service and duty in Australia occur such that this foreigner would deserve to be honoured for it above all but one of our own citizens? What has he done for Australia? I don't think keeping our foreign Head of State happy for over 60 years qualifies. He was doing that anyway as consort to the British Queen, not out of any sense of duty to Australia.

He's not being honored above anyone. Many of Australian's will receive the Knighthood as well.

Prince Philip is a great bloke who deserves this knighthood-
Prince Philip is a great bloke who deserves this knighthood

VictoriaB 01-26-2015 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Dman (Post 1744086)
He's not being honored above anyone. Many of Australian's will receive the Knighthood as well.

No, many Australians will not receive a knighthood.

Firstly it is restricted to only 4 knights and dames being created each year.

Secondly, the next prime minister is likely to abolish the award as the derision meted out to the Prime Minister from even his own party when the reintroduction was announced shows that hardly anyone supports it.

Thirdly, Prince Philip does not meet the requirements for the award;

and finally, there are far more meritorious Australians who should be honoured before Prince Philip. One who immediately springs to my mind is nobel prize winner Professor Peter Doherty. His contribution to mankind far outstrips that of Prince Philip. I'm sure the other Australians on this board can come up with their own names.

ada 01-26-2015 05:43 PM

Thanks Victoria B -

I can't come to terms with why Prince Philip is given this award either, he's not Australian, and so many Australians would be more deserving.

Roslyn 01-26-2015 06:01 PM

I don't think we should have knights and dames at all in our Australian Honours system, and I don't think we will for much longer. They should never have been re-introduced; that was a retrograde step.

Here is a list of this years Honours recipients with background details: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2015-honours-list

I have no quarrel with Angus Houston being recognised for his achievements, but he already had an AC. Why on earth should the Queen's husband be recognised and honoured above any of the people who were awarded ACs or AOs this year?

wbenson 01-26-2015 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 1743990)
Canada doesn't have knighthoods but Prince Philip was named a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Commander of the Order of Military Merit, the highest honours we bestow and no one here batted an eyelash at the decision outside of Quebec

I think The Duke of Edinburgh is very deserving of his Australian knighthood

The mere existence of the Order of Canada and Order of Military Merit isn't an issue, though. Knighthoods were just brought back to the Order of Australia last year, and that was controversial enough on its own.

ROYAL NORWAY 01-26-2015 08:44 PM

A good article by Scott Coleman who is a member of the Australian Monarchist League. I agree with everything he writes.

Prince Philip is a great bloke who deserves this knighthood

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Some republicans and social media obsessives, upset and bewildered at the dwindling support for a republic in Australia, have criticised the fact that a non-resident has been recognised with an Order of Australia. This is absurd. Many incredible people, including Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa, have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to humanity with an Order of Australia, even though they don't call Australia home.

Was it not Bob Hawke, a republican prime minister, who recommended that Prince Philip receive what was then Australia's highest honour? It is rare indeed for anyone to show the level of commitment to service of Prince Philip, and the award announced on Australia Day was entirely appropriate, recognising the service of a great bloke to a great nation.

Duty and service have been the hallmarks of the life of Prince Philip, whose vitality and enthusiasm throughout his long life have helped immeasurably to contribute to the success of the hundreds of charities which have him as their patron in Australia. His passionate commitment to humanitarian endeavours and conservation has won him respect and admiration worldwide.

Prince Philip made his first visit to Australia in the 1940s during World War II while serving in the Royal Navy, and he has made it a regular port of call ever since.

The Prince has visited these shores 23 times (seven of them flying solo), criss-crossing the nation and meeting people from all walks of life, his last visit being in 2011 at the age of 90. He has been central to pivotal events in the life of our nation, including the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the 1962 Perth Commonwealth Games, the opening of the Sydney Opera House in 1973, and the bicentenary in 1988, just to name a few.

Never one to shirk the responsibility of service to the community, Prince Philip founded the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme in 1956 which has helped tens of thousands of young Australians reach their potential and encouraged them to serve their community.

As the husband of the Queen of Australia, Prince Philip has been a constant source of strength and support, and together they have served the people of Australia with dignity, compassion and good humour for more than 62 years. This is one of the reasons why support for a republic remains at record lows (particularly among the young) and why the royal family's popularity is undiminished.

Jacknch 01-27-2015 01:34 AM

Here is a link for a Wikipedia article on knight/damehoods in Australia. Apparently, the Prince of Wales got his knighthood in 1981: -

List of Knights and Dames of the Order of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Damehoods appear to be very rare. I have no objection to awards at all, but they should not be followed by controversy and be awarded only after very careful consideration and approval.

VictoriaB 01-27-2015 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Jacknch (Post 1744186)
Here is a link for a Wikipedia article on knight/damehoods in Australia. Apparently, the Prince of Wales got his knighthood in 1981: -

List of Knights and Dames of the Order of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Damehoods appear to be very rare. I have no objection to awards at all, but they should not be followed by controversy and be awarded only after very careful consideration and approval.

They are all rare simply because they (knighthoods and damehoods) were only awarded for 8 years (1975 to 1983) before they were abolished.

This was always going to be controversial. The reintroduction of knighthoods was controversial to start with but then to award it to a Briton who is not particularly warmly regarded here was bound to set the teeth on edge. In my office today it is being treated as a joke. I don't think Prince Philip is deserving of the award but I also don't think he deserves to be a joke which, unfortunately, our prime minister has made him.

ROYAL NORWAY 01-27-2015 03:00 AM

Those who believe that Philip is a joke should be ashamed of themselves. I feel sick when I see Australian journalists who lack knowledge about how the monarchy works, lashed out against the royal family and says the stupidest things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQPH4exCsFk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B25NYqADE6c

Roslyn 01-27-2015 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by ROYAL NORWAY (Post 1744201)
Those who believe that Philip is a joke should be ashamed of themselves. I feel sick when I see Australian journalists who lack knowledge about how the monarchy works, lashed out against the royal family and says the stupidest things.

Philip is not a joke, or wasn't before news of this ridiculous gong got out. If he is perceived as a joke then that is all Tony Abbott's fault. Giving Philip an Australian knighthood is a joke though and the absurdity of that has, unfortunately, rubbed off onto Philip so he is now part of the joke.

How the monarchy works in the UK is totally irrelevant to how it works here. It is only how it works here that is relevant to Australians, and our Head of State's husband has no role here at all and has made no contribution whatsoever to Australia-as-Australia rather than Australia as one of his wife's realms.

I think our journalists and writers and entertainers of the sort featured in that first video certainly know how it all hangs together. (The second video didn't play for me.) Kathy Lette, in particular, has first hand experience of it, being friends with certain members of the BRF and living in the UK for most of the year and moving in "U" circles with her husband, Geoffrey Robertson QC.

wyevale 01-27-2015 07:45 AM

Tony Abbott is the real joke here [ridiculed the WORLD over], yet you Aussies elected him your PM...

Dman 01-27-2015 07:47 AM

I think if people bothered to sit down and think about Philip's association with Australia, then people would understand why the PM put Prince Philip's name forward for this Knighthood.

Tony Abbott has not made The Duke of Edinburgh a part of any joke. I think the joke is on those who's overreacting on Prince Philip receiving such an honor. There will be many deserving Australian's who will go on to receive the Knighthood. The honor hasn't been used up on Prince Philip.

Dman 01-27-2015 08:59 AM

The Queen's message on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-
https://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsan...ftheliber.aspx

Osipi 01-29-2015 02:10 AM

I'm in the US and thought it was nice that Philip was recognized as a knight for his contribution to Australia. Reading more, I got to figure out it was a lot to do with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme he started. Maybe over all the years and the way the the scheme worked in Australia made it deserving. I don't know. I'm an outsider.

I do have to thank you all for pointing out the differences of opinion. I now realize more how Australians feel and to be honest, as an American I can opine my opinion I'd rather have someone like QEII as a "official" head of state and outside of politics, I realize our right to voice how things are done. In our own neighborhood, one that lives there knows it best.

JessRulz 01-29-2015 07:05 PM

The discussion that stemmed from Prince Philip's Australian knighthood has been moved to the https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...c-7152-25.html thread, as it went further into the Royal Family-Australian relationship than just a foreign honour.

Please continue that discussion there.

Marty91charmed 02-01-2015 03:19 PM

When is she going to be back in London?

Iluvbertie 02-01-2015 03:26 PM

Shortly after the 6th February. She always spends her Ascension Day at Sandringham so she should be back in London next week.

ROYAL NORWAY 02-01-2015 10:10 PM

Our beloved Queen at Sandringham today.

The Queen greets well-wishers after Sunday service on the Sandringham estate | Daily Mail Online

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Both the 83-year-old Prince and the Queen have been enjoying the winter break, having reduced the number of formal engagements she makes recently.
He is 93.

Brrr Majesty! It's too chilly for the Queen: Her Majesty grimaces as she attends church despite being wrapped up in hat and scarf * | Daily Mail Online

Lumutqueen 02-02-2015 08:02 AM

@RoyalCentral: The Queen requested to see Kristin Scott Thomas's portrayal of Her Majesty in The Audience. It chronicles her weekly meetings w/ her PM's.


@RoyalCentral: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will open the new South Lynn Fire Station in King's Lynn, Norfolk today.

muriel 02-02-2015 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1746110)
@RoyalCentral: The Queen requested to see Kristin Scott Thomas's portrayal of Her Majesty in The Audience. It chronicles her weekly meetings w/ her PM's.


How interesting! I wonder if HM will watch the performance in the theatre at a regular performance, or have a private showing?

iceflower 02-02-2015 10:35 AM

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As mentioned above Queen Elizabeth accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh opened South Lynn Fire Station in King's Lynn, Norfolk, today, February 2nd:



** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: The Queen & Duke Of Edinburgh Visit Norfolk **


** edp24.co.uk: Video and photo gallery: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh open new South Lynn fire station **

AdmirerUS 02-02-2015 10:50 AM

Is it just me or does she look more like her mum in this color? Nice smiles today!

Dman 02-02-2015 03:39 PM

Video:
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have been to the new South Lynn Fire Station where Her Majesty unveiled a plaque to officially open the fire station-

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Originally Posted by AdmirerUS (Post 1746175)
Is it just me or does she look more like her mum in this color? Nice smiles today!

She look like her mother is some ways, but she remind me more of her grandmother, Queen Mary.

ROYAL NORWAY 02-02-2015 04:08 PM

Queen wraps up in Karl Ludwig fur-trimmed coat to open fire station in King's Lynn | Daily Mail Online

royal rob 02-02-2015 07:00 PM

It might be just me but the Queens coats always look too big for her.
The shoulders appear to be way too wide and they are shapeless. I'm not asking for anything at all figure hugging at her age that would be terrible but something fitting better on her shoulders
Unless there could be a medical reason for it covering something


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roseroyal 02-02-2015 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1746110)
@RoyalCentral: The Queen requested to see Kristin Scott Thomas's portrayal of Her Majesty in The Audience. It chronicles her weekly meetings w/ her PM's.


@RoyalCentral: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will open the new South Lynn Fire Station in King's Lynn, Norfolk today.

First- First article- Lovely! The Queen looks divine!
Second article- First picture- priceless! Love the Duke's tie!
Second- Didn't Helen Mirren star in the play? And Robert Hardy before he fell? So now the monarch is going, and 2 of my favorite actors won't be there? Figures.:argh: :rolleyes:
Third- Nice pictures, but really dislike HM outfit!

Dman 02-03-2015 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by roseroyal (Post 1746376)
First- First article- Lovely! The Queen looks divine!
Second article- First picture- priceless! Love the Duke's tie!
Second- Didn't Helen Mirren star in the play? And Robert Hardy before he fell? So now the monarch is going, and 2 of my favorite actors won't be there? Figures.:argh: :rolleyes:
Third- Nice pictures, but really dislike HM outfit!

I never been a fan of HM's large and shapeless overcoats. It's cold so she have to wrap up though.

Dman 02-03-2015 02:02 PM

Video:
The Duke of Edinburgh has opened the South Creake Memorial Pavillion in Norfolk today, where he met with members of the local community. Prince Philip was shown how areas of pavillion are used for different activities including fitness and art classes. .

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iceflower 02-03-2015 04:00 PM

:previous:

In addition to the video some nice pics of the opening of the South Creake Memorial Pavilion today:



** gettyimages gallery **


** edp24.co.uk: Photo gallery: The Duke of Edinburgh opens new South Creake Memorial Pavilion **

Dman 02-04-2015 11:48 AM

Royal Central @RoyalCentral · 4h 4 hours ago
On 9 March The Queen & The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey.

Royal Central @RoyalCentral · 4h 4 hours ago
The Observance is the biggest multi-faith celebration in the UK
featuring a mixture of testimonies, readings, hymns & musical performances

Dman 02-04-2015 11:50 AM

Royal Central @RoyalCentral · 4h 4 hours ago
The Queen, Sponsor, will visit HMS Ocean in Plymouth, Devon on 20 March.

Royal Central @RoyalCentral · 4h 4 hours ago
Her Majesty first visited HMS Ocean in 1998 to officially name the ship and again in 2003 to present a new colour to the Royal Navy.

cepe 02-05-2015 05:38 PM

It is 22:30 on 5th February 1952. About the time George VI retired to bed . He died in the night. Elizabeth becomes Queen.



(if this should be on another thread, can Mods move)

Osipi 02-05-2015 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by cepe (Post 1747483)
It is 22:30 on 5th February 1952. About the time George VI retired to bed . He died in the night. Elizabeth becomes Queen.

I find it touching that the Queen stays at Sandringham until the anniversary of her father's death passes. To me, it means she still holds him very near and dear to her heart and her memories with her family stay strong. If anything, I regret that she was in Africa at the time of his passing and wasn't with him when he died. Sometimes those "last words" mean so very much.

cepe 02-05-2015 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 1747500)
I find it touching that the Queen stays at Sandringham until the anniversary of her father's death passes. To me, it means she still holds him very near and dear to her heart and her memories with her family stay strong. If anything, I regret that she was in Africa at the time of his passing and wasn't with him when he died. Sometimes those "last words" mean so very much.

He died in his sleep so no last words.

TortillaChips 02-05-2015 07:23 PM

Thought I would add another comment on because when the previous comment showed up on the app I nearly freaked out!!

cepe 02-05-2015 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by TortillaChips (Post 1747508)
Thought I would add another comment on because when the previous comment showed up on the app I nearly freaked out!!

so sorry if it confused you. :flowers:


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