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Offline TheLionandTheEagle

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #150 on: February 08, 2017, 08:11:17 PM »
Long live the Queen!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #151 on: February 10, 2017, 05:38:51 PM »
A few more years and she'll break Franz Josef's record (1848-1916).
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #152 on: February 11, 2017, 03:46:09 PM »
Queen Elizabeth II is not doing the job to break records. She said: "my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

As she has already achieved long life, the conventional prayer for "Long Live the Queen" may no longer be appropriate. Old age is not for sissies.

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« Reply #153 on: February 11, 2017, 10:45:09 PM »
Queen Elizabeth II is not doing the job to break records. She said: "my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

Of course not -- she is doing it to serve her people.  However, there's no reason people can't celebrate these milestones.  Surely, she would have rather had a shorter time on the throne if it meant that her beloved father could have lived longer, but that just isn't what happened, sadly.

As she has already achieved long life, the conventional prayer for "Long Live the Queen" may no longer be appropriate. Old age is not for sissies.

I can't see any reason people SHOULDN'T continue to pray for her health and longevity.  After all, her mother made it to 101.  She certainly doesn't seem so ill that she would be better off dead, which is what you seem to be suggesting, unless I am reading you wrong.

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« Reply #154 on: February 12, 2017, 12:25:27 AM »
Queen Elizabeth II is not doing the job to break records. She said: "my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

Of course not -- she is doing it to serve her people.  However, there's no reason people can't celebrate these milestones.  Surely, she would have rather had a shorter time on the throne if it meant that her beloved father could have lived longer, but that just isn't what happened, sadly.

As she has already achieved long life, the conventional prayer for "Long Live the Queen" may no longer be appropriate. Old age is not for sissies.

I can't see any reason people SHOULDN'T continue to pray for her health and longevity.  After all, her mother made it to 101.  She certainly doesn't seem so ill that she would be better off dead, which is what you seem to be suggesting, unless I am reading you wrong.

Agree with you.  I am not sure what "may no longer be appropriate means"; she seems/appears to be in excellent health both mentally any physically (how many 90 year olds ride ponies regularly?).  Her Subjects' thoughts and prayers (for those who practice a religion) certainly couldn't do her any harm.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #155 on: April 21, 2017, 06:01:47 PM »
Happy 91st Birthday to HRH Queen Elizabeth II :)

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« Reply #156 on: May 04, 2017, 12:31:47 AM »
There are rumors tonight that Prince Philip had died.  It's because her staff is being summoned to London.  Who knows.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #157 on: May 04, 2017, 02:30:54 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39801908

The Duke was on good form on Tuesday when he declared himself to be the world's most experienced unveiler of plaques.

Ann

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« Reply #158 on: May 04, 2017, 05:21:24 AM »
He isn't dead, he's just going to be retiring from public engagements this autumn.

https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/860058046592147456

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #159 on: May 04, 2017, 05:59:08 PM »
Breaking news...
Generalissimo Franco is still dead,
Prince Philip not so much. :)

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« Reply #160 on: June 20, 2017, 09:37:56 AM »
Aww he looked a little frail in the recent Trooping of the Colour but still fantastically spritely and full of life for his age!

this here made me chuckle Ann :)

 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39801908

The Duke was on good form on Tuesday when he declared himself to be the world's most experienced unveiler of plaques.

Ann

sounds like something Phillip would say!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #162 on: August 02, 2017, 03:47:19 PM »
Prince Phillip carried out his 22,220th and final official public engagement today. Well done, sir! Enjoy your retirement.