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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #75 on: June 21, 2013, 05:35:16 PM »
Hi,

Yes, it was shown on our news stations last night.

Could someone post pictures of the joyous winner - Her Majesty...

Larry

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #77 on: July 16, 2013, 10:44:41 AM »
I adore the Queen but am frustrated that she wears the same triple strand of pearls most all the time during daytime events.  I want to see more variety!!  With that said, does anyone know the providence of the pearls?  Do they hold some sentimental value?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #78 on: July 16, 2013, 01:45:09 PM »
Hello Windsor,

Welcome! You can obtain all the wonderful details about the Queen's triple strand pearl necklace from this wonderful blog, From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault:

http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/01/three-strand-pearl-necklaces.html

I'm afraid the only variety you will see is when she brings out the "big guns" (jewels) for state visits. Her pearls are her daily wear and I don't think a day has gone by in which she has not worn them.

Regards,

RoyalWatcher (aka Annie)
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #79 on: July 17, 2013, 10:36:41 AM »
Thank you very much Annie, great link :-)

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #80 on: July 24, 2013, 03:28:43 PM »
Question...in the picture found by clicking the following link...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zswwoXkT1Tk/Ue8JMzlcZvI/AAAAAAAA9cY/OE7T_76nOGs/s1600/Royal+Reception+Queens+Award+Enterprise+2013+9isDWhGn2zjx.jpg

The two ladies flanking HM are wearing what resembles the British Royal Family Order of King George VI (pink ribbon); however, I can't see the ivory miniature of the king. Maybe this is another sore of order one that I am not familiar with.

Is it customary for a sovereign to gift one's family badge to those outside the family?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #81 on: July 25, 2013, 07:57:48 AM »
Perplexing.  It definitely looks like George VI's order (while we can't clearly see the center pendant, the ribbon is an exact match).  The sources I could find said the orders are given to female members of the royal family and - on occasion - a high ranking lady of the court (such as the Mistress of the Robes).  But those sources also said the only surviving members of George VI's order are the Queen and Princess Alexandria, the Hon Lady Ogilvy.

Also, the British monarchy's own website indicates that only female royal family members now wear them:   A quote:   "The Orders are now worn on formal occasions by female members of the Royal Family only. The Queen and her late sister, The Princess Margaret, were given their awards by their father, George VI, and both wore them as young girls at the coronation of their parents in 1937."


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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #82 on: July 25, 2013, 09:43:06 AM »
Thank you, Chris. It looks as though diamonds are present instead of the miniature of George VI. This is really interesting. Perhaps this is something the Queen does for her ladies-in-waiting...an order that has never been spoken about? However, the pink silk ribbon is perplexing as it is associated with George VI's reign. As we know, HM's family order is yellow. 

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #83 on: April 21, 2014, 04:25:14 PM »
Happy 88th birthday to HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Just a couple of more years, and you'll overtake your great-great grandmother as Britain's longest reigning Sovereign.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #84 on: April 22, 2014, 06:18:00 AM »
Queen Victoria - 63 years, 7 months
Queen Elizabeth II - 62 years, 2 months.

So 17 months to go!

Ann

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #85 on: April 22, 2014, 08:35:13 AM »
Queen Victoria - 63 years, 7 months
Queen Elizabeth II - 62 years, 2 months.

So 17 months to go!

Ann

I believe the date is 10th September 2015.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #86 on: April 22, 2014, 08:48:22 AM »
That sounds about right.

The Queen is certainly looking well at the moment. Her most recent full-scale appearance was last Thursday at the Royal Maundy Service, held this year in Blackburn Cathedral.

Ann

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #87 on: April 22, 2014, 10:06:24 AM »
Hi,

Clarification please:

Does September 10, 2015 equal Victoria's reign or overtake it by a day???

Larry

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #88 on: April 22, 2014, 10:45:42 AM »
This could be important, as both their predecessors died in the early hours of the morning!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #89 on: April 22, 2014, 11:31:51 AM »
Elizabeth is closer to breaking Victoria's record than I thought!
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