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« Reply #108 on: July 24, 2009, 07:34:56 PM »
Nicola, do you have any information on the animal skin cape you just posted? It's very unique and quite unusual. I suppose it was a gift presented to HM on a visit to one of the Common Wealth Nations.

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« Reply #109 on: July 25, 2009, 07:59:02 AM »
It's a new zwaeland kiwi cape... used in ceremony as chief of a clan.....


HM with Maori Queen
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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #110 on: July 25, 2009, 08:01:14 AM »
Nicola, do you have any information on the animal skin cape you just posted? It's very unique and quite unusual. I suppose it was a gift presented to HM on a visit to one of the Common Wealth Nations.

Dear RoyalWatcher I found some informations:

"During the 1953-4 tour of New Zealand The Queen arrived in Rotorua, a great centre of Maori tradition and culture, where the tribes had assembled in force. The traditional welcome included the Haka Haka and a Poi song, sung by Maori girls. At Arawa Park the royal couple were presented to Maori chiefs and given Maori feather cloaks (Kahu Kiwi) of brown Kiwi feathers. The kiwi bird holds a special significance for the Maori - it is symbolic of their elder brothers and sisters, representing protective spirits.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have often worn their feather cloaks on subsequent visits to the country, notably for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1990."

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« Reply #111 on: July 25, 2009, 12:49:21 PM »
Many thanks, Nicola!

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« Reply #112 on: August 10, 2009, 11:24:26 AM »
I'm seeing the Sevres porcelain exhibition at the Queen's Gallery on Wednesday. Just wondering if anyone else had been yet?
I have to say I think myself very lucky to be living London, within easy reach of three of the best collections of French porcelain in the world: the Royal Collection, the Wallace Collection and Waddesdon Manor.

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« Reply #113 on: September 22, 2009, 07:39:54 AM »
Does anyone have a description or layout of Buckingham Palace? or anything about this Royal Residence?
Hi Toddy. There was an interview on the 'Today Show' with Prince Andrew. The reporter was Meredith Vieira and he gave her a tour throughout Buckingham Palace. I know Prince Andrew showed her a room where he was born and a doorway to Edward and Sophies private apartment. Though I have tried to find this i am having trouble. If you find it can you please send me the link? :)

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« Reply #114 on: September 22, 2009, 12:48:09 PM »
Actually, I think there are several separate clips - they may have been recorded on the same day or during the same week, but I think they are stored separately on various websites.  I thought they were available on the royal channel of YouTube.com - which you can usually link to directly from the monarchy's own website, but I didn't find them.

On the MSN.com website (just searched a broswer for "Andrew Meredith Vieria Buckingham Palace"), I found one clip with Meredith and Andrew sitting in a room inside BP talking about his current job (no touring the palace in that one)

A second clip (also found on MSN.com) showed Andrew and Meredith walking down the Marble Hall on the ground floor of BP - Andrew pointed to the door to the Belgian Suite and said "that's where state visitors stay when at BP", and a few moments later he pointed back at that same door and said that's where he was born.

A third clip I saw several months ago started with Andrew and Meredith at the top of the staircase in the northeast corner of the palace at 2nd floor level (I think that's called the Prince's Staircase?).  In this clip they walked down the corridor extending the length of the East Range. 

From his comments in that clip, one could determine the location of the Wessex' suite, the Princess Royal suite, and the York suite.  When viewing the palace from it's front (Forecourt), the York apartment is on the left (south end to the center), the Prince Royal's apartment is on the right (from the center to the northeast block), and the Wessex apartment is in the northeast block (above the Chinese Lunchon Room).

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« Reply #115 on: September 22, 2009, 05:25:46 PM »
How cool are you Chris  8) Thankyou very, very much for that information. I too saw the interview with them both sitting down and talking about his job and his daughters but from there I couldn't find anything else. I shall delve and search your answers as that was exactly what I was looking for.

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« Reply #116 on: September 26, 2009, 06:35:19 AM »
Does anyone have a description or layout of Buckingham Palace? or anything about this Royal Residence?
You can always google earth "Aerial View Of Buckingham Palace" Amazing photo's.

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« Reply #117 on: February 25, 2010, 04:02:52 PM »
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening 2010:

Special exhibition

The special exhibition at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace in 2010 will give visitors a lively insight into the principal national and ceremonial events in the royal year.

The Queen’s Year will include displays of ceremonial robes, gifts, uniforms, dresses and jewellery, as well as archive photography and film to evoke the many and varied aspects of  the sovereign’s work.

The exhibition will illustrate the pageantry, tradition and ceremony of the State Opening of Parliament, the historic Garter Day ceremony at Windsor Castle and Trooping the Colour, as well as investitures, garden parties and State Visits.

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« Reply #118 on: December 21, 2010, 02:15:29 AM »
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« Reply #119 on: June 04, 2011, 01:26:44 AM »
I would like to know  please, the uses for each of the following rooms?
1. Blue Drawing Room
2. White Drawing Room
3. Green Drawing Room
4. Yellow Drawing Room.
I know The Regency Room is uses for the Commonwealth Broadcast.
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