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Forum: Current Events Archive 03-16-2017, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
My understanding is that whenever the 'code'...

My understanding is that whenever the 'code' words are made public they are changed so that someone can't trigger the mourning etc as a practical joke or as a nuisance action.

The Duke of Norfolk...
Forum: Current Events Archive 03-12-2017, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
They will be having a big do this year - in...

They will be having a big do this year - in November - and for The Queen that is the one she wants to focus on this year - her 70th wedding anniversary.

Given her current age, and Philip's, she...
Forum: Current Events Archive 03-05-2017, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
Note that the idea was mooted by 'members of the...

Note that the idea was mooted by 'members of the parliament/government but not 'The Government'.

Individual MPs can say what they like.

If the PM had insisted and had the backing of the Cabinet...
Forum: Current Events Archive 03-05-2017, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
How much fuss the Queen actually wanted for her...

How much fuss the Queen actually wanted for her Jubilees and Birthday celebrations we don't know.

We do know that that government wanted to make a fuss as a PR exercise for the UK - to promote the...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-05-2017, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
A small correction. The 12 'small' countries...

A small correction. The 12 'small' countries aren't all in the Caribbean.

The full list is:

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-03-2017, 03:47 AM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
The only 'official engagement' she normally does...

The only 'official engagement' she normally does over this time period is the 'received xxxx' after the Sunday services and 'presented some sort of award'.

e.g. last year on the 3rd January - the...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-01-2017, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
The first service is the longer communion service...

The first service is the longer communion service while the second service is the shorter matins service.
Forum: Current Events Archive 09-10-2016, 05:51 AM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
True she has a lot of titles but none of them is...

True she has a lot of titles but none of them is actually Queen of England.

Her title that covers England is 'Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'. In the full list...
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-04-2016, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
Given that by the time she wrote the article the...

Given that by the time she wrote the article the CC was up I am sure that she could have read that both Charles and Andrew were actually overseas on the day in question.



She was going to...
Forum: Current Events Archive 02-22-2016, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
The first time I heard these stories was in the...

The first time I heard these stories was in the 1960s but as I was only born at the very end of the 50s I can't remember if they were doing the rounds then - although my parents have said they were....
Forum: Current Events Archive 03-16-2015, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
Philip regularly holds her hand at events like...

Philip regularly holds her hand at events like the State Opening of Parliament. Normally we don't see them going up and down stairs so it seems strange. St Paul's has a lot of steps and so we see her...
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-31-2015, 11:42 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
There is only two or three of them left now. No...

There is only two or three of them left now. No doubt Charles will still support them - they will be 'old' dogs by then anyway.
Forum: Current Events Archive 12-01-2014, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
No - the legislation is clear - the regent is the...

No - the legislation is clear - the regent is the next in line of succession. The exception was Philip in the case of a minor child.


As the law currently exists, Harry would be regent for...
Forum: Current Events Archive 11-08-2014, 05:48 PM
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Views: 174,863
Posted By Iluvbertie
As the IRA proved in 1979 when they blew up Lord...

As the IRA proved in 1979 when they blew up Lord Mountbatten - attack someone close enough to the royals - Philip's uncle - but far enough away to not have a really high level of security.

The...
Forum: Current Events Archive 05-30-2014, 11:29 PM
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Views: 174,863
Posted By Iluvbertie
They are very enjoyable. She did plan another one...

They are very enjoyable. She did plan another one to two but didn't go ahead because of Diana's death I believe.
Forum: Current Events Archive 12-19-2013, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
Prince Philip's parents only gave him the one...

Prince Philip's parents only gave him the one name. They had other issues in their marriage and lives at the time and didn't bother with extra names for their son.
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-10-2012, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
When you say 'before marrying the Queen' you are...

When you say 'before marrying the Queen' you are absolutely correct. He had his last smoke as he left KP to go to the Abbey so his last smoke was 20th November, 1947.
Forum: Current Events Archive 01-10-2012, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
As much as I think the Duke should slow down I...

As much as I think the Duke should slow down I will believe this when I see it.
Forum: Current Events Archive 12-23-2011, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
One of my favourite Philip comments to the Queen...

One of my favourite Philip comments to the Queen came just as she was to leave the Abbey on Coronation Day. She was nervous and stern and didn't look happy so he quipped 'Where did you get THAT...
Forum: Current Events Archive 12-23-2011, 12:24 AM
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Posted By Iluvbertie
I was there in 2002 after the events but there...

I was there in 2002 after the events but there was still a lot of decoration throughout the nation. One thing I loved was the number of gardens that were planted to celebrate the Jubilee.

I too...
Forum: Current Events Archive 12-22-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 174,863
Posted By Iluvbertie
They did have a banner on the balcony in 2002...

They did have a banner on the balcony in 2002 which they might do again in 2012.

As the Olympics are only a month or so later they may intersperse the decorations with Olympics ones but I am sure...
Forum: Current Events Archive 10-14-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 174,863
Posted By Iluvbertie
Drop dead gorgeous as a young man and still quite...

Drop dead gorgeous as a young man and still quite handsome at 90.
Forum: Current Events Archive 04-26-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 174,863
Posted By Iluvbertie
The obvious first cousins are the dukes of...

The obvious first cousins are the dukes of Gloucester and Kent, along with Prince Michael and Princess Alexandra. Their respective fathers were the younger brothers of George VI. The Harewoods are...
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