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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Windsors => Topic started by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 03:52:20 PM

Title: Queen Elizabeth II, Part 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 03:52:20 PM

HM The Queen is 80 on 21st April 2006...

and to celebrate The Queen’s 80th birthday, the largest ever exhibition of Her Majesty’s evening dresses and personal jewellery will go on display at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace this year (26 July – 24 September 2006).  I cant wait!!!!!!

Some highlights are -

This pair of Cartier aquamarine and diamond clip brooches were a present from her father, King George VI, on her 18th birthday

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queen_cartier.jpg)


MORE TO FOLLOW.....
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 03:53:48 PM

The Cambridge Emerald Necklace, which was made for Queen Mary's Coronation in June 1911, and which the Queen often wears with the Vladimir Tiara

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queen_cambridge.jpg)

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 03:55:15 PM

The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara, purchased by Queen Mary from the renowned collection of the Grand Duchess Vladimir, aunt of Tsar Nicholas II

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queen_tiara.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 03:56:36 PM
 
The Cullinan V Heart Brooch, which has the fifth largest stone from the Cullinan cleavings (18.8 carats) at its centre

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queen_cullinan.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 03:59:23 PM

A gold, sapphire, diamond and ruby bracelet, designed by Prince Philip and made by Boucheron, and incorporating the interlaced initials "E" and "P" and a gift on their 5th Wedding Anniversary

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queen_boucheron.jpg)

and in close up......

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/dresses6.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 04:01:18 PM

Several pieces of jewellery on display were inherited by Her Majesty from her grandmother, Queen Mary, in 1953.  These include a bow-shaped diamond brooch with pendant tassels known as Queen Mary’s True Lover’s Knot Brooch

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/dresses4.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 04:06:50 PM

Black velvet and duchesse satin evening gown by Norman Hartnell, late 1940s

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queen_blackvelvet.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 04:08:06 PM

Detail from Organza and silk-chiffon dress embroidered with California poppies by Hardy Amies, worn for The Queen’s visit to America in 1983.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/dresses15.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 04:09:38 PM
Crinoline-style satin embroidered gown designed by Norman Hartnell and worn by The Queen for official portraits taken by Baron, 1957.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/dresses12.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 04:12:34 PM

Grey satin gown embroidered with a fern motif in beads and pearls by Hardy Amies.  Worn for a State Banquet given for The Queen by President Eisenhower at the White House, 1957

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/dress2.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 04:14:56 PM

Blue silk and lace dress designed by Norman Hartnell for The Queen to wear on the occasion of the marriage of Princess Margaret, 6 May 1960.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queen_kingfisher.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 17, 2006, 04:19:26 PM
At Windsor Castle, an exhibition from the Royal Photograph Collection traces The Queen's public and family life over the past 80 years through formal records of State occasions, official portraits, little-known family photographs and intimate snap-shots.  Among the many well-known photographers who have captured Her Majesty’s image are Marcus Adams, Lisa Sheridan, Dorothy Wilding, Cecil Beaton, Patrick Lichfield and HRH The Duke of York. The selection of photographs is complemented by other material, including designs for The Queen’s image on postage stamps.

An Exhibition of Photographs to celebrate the 80th Birthday of HM The Queen - The Drawing's Gallery, Windsor Castle

3 April 2006 – 11 March 2007


The Viscount
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Margarita Markovna on February 17, 2006, 09:41:07 PM
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The Cullinan V Heart Brooch, which has the fifth largest stone from the Cullinan cleavings (18.8 carats) at its centre

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queen_cullinan.jpg)


:o  :o
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on February 18, 2006, 01:52:48 AM
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Blue silk and lace dress designed by Norman Hartnell for The Queen to wear on the occasion of the marriage of Princess Margaret, 6 May 1960.


Would anyone happen to have a photo of the queen wearing this? Thank you
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: boffer on February 18, 2006, 02:06:12 PM
I do but one doesn't know how to post pictures on this.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on February 18, 2006, 03:12:52 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/Obesemia/Elizabethblue.jpg)

Here it is, Ed, though someone else may have a better one.  :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: B5218 on February 18, 2006, 05:09:14 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/B5218/TheQueen.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Margarita Markovna on February 18, 2006, 09:11:39 PM
Who is this exhibit open to?
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on February 19, 2006, 02:53:13 AM
Thank you Grace and B5218! It look's nice! :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: lancashireladandre on February 19, 2006, 03:45:52 AM
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The Cullinan V Heart Brooch, which has the fifth largest stone from the Cullinan cleavings (18.8 carats) at its centre

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queen_cullinan.jpg)

I think this picture has been posted upside down..... :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: boffer on February 19, 2006, 04:31:49 AM
yes it has, i believe that is the BBC website that made that error
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on February 19, 2006, 05:34:48 AM
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Who is this exhibit open to?


EVERYONE!!!!!!  I cant wait!!!!!!!


The Viscount
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on February 21, 2006, 01:05:27 PM
What an excellent idea:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4814.asp
Title: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: CHRISinUSA on February 22, 2006, 03:44:29 PM
There's another thread about the relationships between the grandchildren of Queen Victoria - but I'm curious about the relationships between the descendents of King George V.  Are the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh fond of all of HM's cousins - any favorites among the bunch?  Do they have frequent interaction, or is it fairly limited to State Banquets and other key state occasions, as well as the holidays?
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Prince_Lieven on February 22, 2006, 05:06:54 PM
I might be wrong, but I've heard Princess Alexandra is quite a favourite. Can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: grandduchessella on February 22, 2006, 07:14:59 PM
I believe so though there were rumors (which I doubt) that Philip & Alexandra were more than close and this caused tension between EII & Alexandra. Perhaps someone who has read more bios on any of the people can flesh this out. Either way, Alexandra is 1st cousin to EII and 1st cousin once removed to Philip. The Gloucesters seem to be favorites within the family and are also a visible presence at many events. They've led a quiet, dutiful life free of scandals--as have their children. The problems with Princess Michael are well-documented and I would imagine this has strained relations with Prince Michael. I think there was also some tension with Pss Mary's sons because of divorces and out-of-wedlock children.
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: bluetoria on February 23, 2006, 05:07:30 AM
I think that now, Lord Harewood, Princess Mary's son, seems to be quite well-in with the Queen. I guess that her attitude must have softened a little over the years (I suppose it would have to after all that has happened in her own more immediate family). He is a very approachable man who is usually present at royal events.
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: TampaBay on February 23, 2006, 05:30:01 AM
Any info on Peter, Zara, William, Harry and the York Princesses?


TampaBay
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Prince_Lieven on February 23, 2006, 05:58:18 AM
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I believe so though there were rumors (which I doubt) that Philip & Alexandra were more than close and this caused tension between EII & Alexandra. Perhaps someone who has read more bios on any of the people can flesh this out. Either way, Alexandra is 1st cousin to EII and 1st cousin once removed to Philip. The Gloucesters seem to be favorites within the family and are also a visible presence at many events. They've led a quiet, dutiful life free of scandals--as have their children. The problems with Princess Michael are well-documented and I would imagine this has strained relations with Prince Michael. I think there was also some tension with Pss Mary's sons because of divorces and out-of-wedlock children.


Given that it was Kitty Kelly who circulated the Philip-Alexandra rumours, I would treat them with extreme caution.
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Eddie_uk on February 23, 2006, 06:12:58 AM
 ;D ;D infact anything Kitty Kelly says!!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Prince_Lieven on February 23, 2006, 06:14:09 AM
Hey, I just found out that I'll be in the UK for a while during the summer, so there's a chance I might get to go! Yay!  :D
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Marc on February 23, 2006, 07:08:45 AM
Are there any confirmations on what kind of a relationship have William,Harry,Zara etc with Frederik Windsor and Gabriela Windsor?Close/not close?Love/hate?
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Margarita Markovna on February 23, 2006, 11:17:37 AM
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Hey, I just found out that I'll be in the UK for a while during the summer, so there's a chance I might get to go! Yay!  :D

Me too, most likely! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 25, 2006, 09:47:04 AM
I think William and Harry are close to Peter & Zara (Anne's children).  ;)
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Marc on February 25, 2006, 02:00:20 PM
I thought about the realation with that whole group with Prince Michael of Kent's children...?Anyone?
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Prince_Lieven on February 25, 2006, 03:15:39 PM
I don't know anything definite about it Marc, but surely William, Harry etc wouldn't resent or dislike the Michael-Kent younger generation just because of their mother's notoriety. Does anyone know if the Queen is fond of Frederick and Gabriella?
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: ChristineM on February 25, 2006, 03:55:51 PM
Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Peter and Zara Philips are first cousins.

HM the Queen and Prince Michael of Kent are first cousins.   Those named above are the Queen's grandchildren while Frederick and Gabriella Kent are the children of Prince Michael.   They are not second cousins.   I think the description might be 'first cousins, once removed'.  

By definition they are more distant and less likely to spend time in each other's company.

tsaria
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: grandduchessella on February 25, 2006, 06:13:18 PM
Yes, first cousins once removed but obviously more like cousins because of the similarity of ages. I think Frederick Windsor and William were once friendly but distanced because of Freddie's problems? Or was that Tom Parker Bowles?

First cousins:

EII, late Pss Margaret, Duke of Kent, Alexandra, Michael, Duke of Gloucester, late Willliam Gloucester, Earl of Harewood, Gerald Lascelles

Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, Sarah Chatto, Viscount Linley

William, Henry, Beatrice, Eugenie, Zara, Peter, Louise

2nd cousins but closer in age to Edward, Andrew, Sarah and David Linley:

Earl of St Andrews (b.1962), Lady Helen Taylor (b.1964), James Ogily (b.1964), Marina Mowatt (b.1966)

First cousins once removed but closer in age to the younger Windsors:

Alexander Earl of Ulster (b.1974) ; Davina Windsor Lewis
(b.1977); Rose (b.1980); Frederick (b.1979), Gabriella (b.1981)
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Prince_Lieven on February 25, 2006, 06:16:09 PM
Don't forget Lord Nicholas Windsor (1970). ;)
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: grandduchessella on February 25, 2006, 06:17:00 PM
Whoopsee! Did my best.  :)  There are also the Harewood/Lascelles but I don't know those names.
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Prince_Lieven on February 25, 2006, 06:23:18 PM
Sorry, hope it didn't sound like I was nitpicking.  :-/ I appreciate your list GDella!  :D

The Harewood ones are:
1. David, Viscount Lascelles 1950)
2. Alexander Lascelles (1980)
3. Edward Lascelles (1982)
4. James Lascelles (1953)
5. Rowan Lascelles (1977)
6. Tewa Lascelles (1985)
7. Sophie Lascelles (1973)
8. Jeremy Lascelles (1955)
9. Thomas Lascelles (1982)
10. Ellen Lascelles (1984)
11. Amy Lascelles (1986)
12. Henry Lascelles (1953)
13. Maximilian Lascelles (1991)
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Prince_Lieven on February 25, 2006, 06:27:05 PM
Oh, and there's Marina Charlotte (1992), Amelia (1995), Lord Downpatrick (1988) and all the Taylor children.
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: ChristineM on February 25, 2006, 06:27:48 PM
I suppose they are thrown together because of their 'royal' status and observing the annual royal traditions, being of similar ages, they'll stick together.

I imagine they all have their own friends outwith the royal circle and like the rest of us tend to see cousins during family get-togethers.

I cannot imagine the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York are too thrilled about Beatrice's new boyfriend, who joined the family on a ski-ing holiday last week, only to return to the UK to discover the boyfriend, Paolo Liuzzo, is facing arrest in the US over the killing of a teenager in a drunken brawl.

Perhaps it is safer to keep it in the family after all.

tsaria  
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 25, 2006, 06:36:43 PM
I think William and Harry were close to Anne's children because they are quite interesting. Peter was a handsome daredevil all rounder ( I think he  is the mose sexy royal of this generation, whereas Zara (with her pierced tongue) did what she wanted. They are also close to Sarah's daughters because they grew up with them. I don't think the more distant cousins were as close tp the Wales children as those.  ::)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on March 01, 2006, 11:20:35 AM
A truly wonderfull website on occasion of HM Queen Elisabeth II 80th birthday:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4817.asp
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Prince_Lieven on March 02, 2006, 10:28:24 AM
Hi everyone! ;) I thought of starting a thread about Elizabeth II's relationship with her sister Margaret, but then I realised that there's a lot more about the relationships in the elder generation of the Windsors that I'd like to know - how did Prince Philip get on with his wife's family (George VI, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret) and how did the Queen get on with Margaret? Grandduchessella said on another thread that Margaret was spoiled by her parents - did Elizabeth spoil her too? Did Margaret resent living in Elizabeth's shadow? Is the Queen fond of Margaret's children?

Thank you!  :-*
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: boffer on March 02, 2006, 02:33:38 PM
I have recently been reading a very lengthy biography about HM and in chapters are set aside for the childrens childhood, Margret and Elizabeth were always extremely close and made a great pair; with Elizabeth and the elder child with reponsibility and dignity and Margaret the cheeky one. In later years as in paul burrells books notes that whenever court had moved to Balmoral Princess Magaret was always there and same with christmases and the birthdays at sandringham and windsor. They were always extremely close and this shows in the fact that Princess Maragets funeral was one of the few in which the queen actually shed tears.
Sorry that this all seams rather vague, but the book if you would like to know is by Ben Pimlott and was re-written and re-released in 2002
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Prince_Lieven on March 02, 2006, 04:26:09 PM
Thank you boffer - I was afraid that no one was interested! ;)
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Grace on March 02, 2006, 07:55:49 PM
I did hear once that George VI did not think that much of Philip and was hoping he'd disappear, basically, until it was obvious that Elizabeth was in love with him and determined to marry him.

I'm not sure what his opinion of his son-in-law was after he and Elizabeth married and had children.  ???
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: B5218 on March 02, 2006, 08:31:21 PM
I recall reading the Lady Sarah Chatto was close to her aunt especially from the time Princess Margaret was occupied with Roddy whatever his name was.
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Alicky1872 on March 03, 2006, 04:58:56 AM
Llewelyn  ;D
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Prince_Lieven on March 03, 2006, 05:13:04 AM
Thank you Mrs E and B5218. Yes, I had heard that GVI didn't approve at first of Philip and Elizabeth's marriage, but I don't think it was personally against Philip - just that he thought his daughter had fallen in love with the first man she'd met.
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: TampaBay on March 03, 2006, 06:03:16 AM
Group Captain Peter Townsend was the man that both GVI amd Cookie were really close to and thought very highly of.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: TampaBay on March 03, 2006, 06:12:04 AM
Doe anyone know what QEII thinks about or of Lord Snowdon, Tony Armstrong Jones?  Would love to know.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: ChristineM on March 03, 2006, 06:50:03 AM
Lord Snowdon seems to be included in major family gatherings.   Whether the Queen invites him because she likes him or whether it is in deference to her late sister's children, I cannot say.

tsaria
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Alicky1872 on March 03, 2006, 07:27:49 AM
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Doe anyone know what QEII thinks about or of Lord Snowdon, Tony Armstrong Jones?  Would love to know.

TampaBay


I assume she genuinely likes him. He appears to be very much part of the family, and up until recently the RF has continued to be photographed by him. (Has he since retired?  ???) It seems that the men who have divorced royal women (Snowdon, Mark Philips) don't seem to cause any embarassment afterwards, unlike the women who have divorced royal men! Their ability to keep schtum has probably earned them the Queen's respect.
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: ChristineM on March 03, 2006, 08:04:18 AM
That is a very shrewd observation Mrs Eddy.

tsaria
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Prince_Lieven on March 03, 2006, 08:09:04 AM
Yes indeed. Is Mark Philips invited to royal events? If not, perhaps this is in deference to the Princess Royal's current husband, the virtually unknown Tim Lawrence.
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Alicky1872 on March 03, 2006, 09:26:40 AM
Thank you Tsaria.  :)

To answer Prince Leiven's question about Mark Philips, no, he is no longer considered a part of the Royal Family and does not attend family gatherings---since the Princess Royal has remarried. Though the RF never really cared for Mark on a personal level (they found him dull  ;D) he seems to be a decent guy and he and Anne have long ago put aside their differences for their children's sakes. Both Mark and Anne seem to have a very close relationship with their children--Mark especially with Zara since they share a love of horseriding. Last year there was small television interview with Zara and Mark rightly sounded so proud of his daughter.  :)
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Grace on March 03, 2006, 06:31:31 PM
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Yes indeed. Is Mark Philips invited to royal events? If not, perhaps this is in deference to the Princess Royal's current husband, the virtually unknown Tim Lawrence.


Yes, the Princess Royal's husband seems to be somewhat of a nonentity to say the least.

Is he still in the Navy?  Does he play any royal role alongside his wife at all?  He never looks very happy...  ???
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: B5218 on March 03, 2006, 07:09:17 PM
I suppose that I should know the answer to this question but what is the history of the term "Cookie"?
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Alicky1872 on March 03, 2006, 07:09:18 PM
Has anyone ever heard him (Timothy Laurence) speak? MAYBE HE'S A ROBOT!
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: Alicky1872 on March 03, 2006, 07:11:11 PM
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I suppose that I should know the answer to this question but what is the history of the term "Cookie"?


Maybe Wallis assumed the QM retained her...cuddly figure by eating lots of cookies?

Mmm, I want a cookie now.  ;D
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: grandduchessella on March 03, 2006, 08:38:22 PM
I think it was because Wallis (?) referred to her as a Scottish cook or something like that.

You do see Mark Phillips chatting very amiably with his ex-wife and former in-laws at racing events and such. That's nice for Peter and Zara.

I agree with MrsE on what she said as well. There was some embarrassment with Mark Phillips and an illegitimate child or mistress or something after the split but it seems long gone.

Since Lord Snowdon continued to photograph members of the RF it always seemed to me that they must like him rather than just tolerate him--otherwise he would've just gotten the standard invites and nothing more. Perhaps they understood that being married to Margaret couldn't have been easy.
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: TampaBay on March 07, 2006, 06:11:23 AM
Snowdon was made a Life Peer and sits in the House of Lords.  This would not have happened without the Queen's blessing.  It is a testimony that she thinks highly of him IMO.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: bell_the_cat on March 07, 2006, 06:14:11 AM
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Snowdon was made a Life Peer and sits in the House of Lords.  This would not have happened without the Queen's blessing.  It is a testimony that she thinks highly of him IMO.

TampaBay



Snowdon's life peerage had nothing to do with the Queen. It is the Prime Minister (ultimately) who decides who will get a life peerage. It would be a scandal if the Queen had any influence over this process.

In fact life peerages were offered to all hereditary peers of the first creation who lost their automatic right to sit in the House of Lords in the reforms a few years back. It was felt that those peers who had "earned" their peerages should not lose out. Snowdon was among those who accepted a new title in order to retain his seat in the House of Lords.

Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: TampaBay on March 08, 2006, 06:08:22 AM
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Snowdon's life peerage had nothing to do with the Queen. It is the Prime Minister (ultimately) who decides who will get a life peerage. It would be a scandal if the Queen had any influence over this process.

In fact life peerages were offered to all hereditary peers of the first creation who lost their automatic right to sit in the House of Lords in the reforms a few years back. It was felt that those peers who had "earned" their peerages should not lose out. Snowdon was among those who accepted a new title in order to retain his seat in the House of Lords.





What you say is true but it is my understanding that no one does anything involving a member of the Queens family without her approval.  

I did not mean to imply that QEII "made" Snowdon a Life Peer.

TampaBay

Title: Re: Relations in Elizabeth II's Family
Post by: bell_the_cat on March 08, 2006, 06:52:34 AM
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What you say is true but it is my understanding that no one does anything involving a member of the Queens family without her approval.  

I did not mean to imply that QEII "made" Snowdon a Life Peer.

TampaBay



The Queen had no say in the matter - the offer was made to all hereditary peers of the first creation and it would have been odd to exclude Snowdon. However you are right in that I imagine that Snowdon himself consulted the Queen on whether he could decently accept. He would have done this out of politeness, not because he had to. Snowdon is not a member of the royal family.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Prince_Christopher on April 16, 2006, 08:54:41 AM
(http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/5896/elizabethii6ey.jpg)

Happy 80th Birthday to HM Queen Elizabeth II Alexandra Mary!

Let's make this a positive tribute to HM.  

I think she has endured and endeavored, has been tested, as all humans are.  She has persevered and withstood many trials in her personal life, but managed to create a positive image for  the monarchy and her family.  She looks better than she has in years, and she alone seems to be the epitome of royalty in her country, I think with the exception of her two Wales grandsons. I think she works hard to be a good example for her people.

She reminds me more and more of Queen Victoria.  May she reign as long as she did! (Maybe longer if HM lives as long as the Queen Mother did.)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: B5218 on April 16, 2006, 09:26:58 AM
It's time to start a new thread.  The previous one was taking too long to load -

SAME DRESS, same companion, different jewels

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/B5218/samedressa02.jpg)
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/B5218/samedressa01.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: nelly on April 16, 2006, 10:23:58 AM
Yes B5128, the second pic shows the Godman necklace you were asking about on the Windsor Jewels thread with its new matching earrings ;) ;)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: boffer on April 16, 2006, 10:54:24 AM
An artical which i find myself completely agreeing with.
Wishing Her Majesty a very Happy Birthday.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=UWSEKBDWXHHFZQFIQMGCFGGAVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2006/04/16/nqueen16.xml&sSheet=/portal/2006/04/16/ixportaltop.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: boffer on April 16, 2006, 11:01:11 AM
Her Majesty's famous smile ... absolutely beautiful.
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e367/Bofferding/QueenElizabeth-HanoverianFringeNeck.jpg)
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e367/Bofferding/QueenElizabeth-KingKhalidofSaudiAra.jpg)
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e367/Bofferding/QueenElizabeth-MaundyThursday2006wa.jpg)
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e367/Bofferding/QueenElizabeth-CullinanHeartBrooch.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: B5218 on April 16, 2006, 01:43:15 PM
Very nice.

Since there will, no doubt, be a lot of articles about the Queen, I would appreciate your keeping an eye out for this picture.  I am fairly sure that I saw it in Life Magazine prior to 1965.  I try to spend a couple hours a month at the library looking for it.  It wasn't a cover picture.  

It may be even earlier than that.

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/B5218/b8784622.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grand Duchess Kimbo on April 17, 2006, 08:19:52 AM
Happy Birthday to Her Majesty! May she reign as long as QV did, indeed! :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Romanov_Fan19 on April 17, 2006, 03:45:13 PM
Happy Birthday To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  !!!  LONG MAY SHE REIGN!!!  :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Princess_Olishka on April 17, 2006, 06:58:05 PM
[highlight]Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth[/highlight]!!! - so devoted to her country!

(http://www.mr-gadget.de/images/uploads/queen_e_ii_thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Dasha on April 17, 2006, 09:05:40 PM
Happy 80th Birthday to Her Majesty!

Many wishes for health, happiness and of course many many years.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 19, 2006, 02:21:27 AM
A very Happy 80th Birthday to an astonishing Sovereign.

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke will host a reception and luncheon today:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4852.asp
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 20, 2006, 03:15:09 AM
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A very Happy 80th Birthday to an astonishing Sovereign.

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke will host a reception and luncheon today:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4852.asp

Luncheon at Buckingham Palace,yesterday:

Courtesy Ademar,
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1145490129.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: royal_netherlands on April 20, 2006, 11:52:27 AM
Happy 80th Birthday to HM Queen Elizabeth II. !!!:)
I hope she will reach at least the same age as her mother did. :)
Wishing HM many happiness and for health and many years to come.

from the netherlands ;)

RN
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on April 20, 2006, 01:09:26 PM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/RoyalStandard-animated.gif)
 

Her Majesty is a shining example to us all and is so gracious in her dutiful service to "Her Realms and Territories" and to the Commonwealth.  She has never faltered and Im SO very proud that she is MY Sovereign.

I have just seen the 2 new pics issued celebrating her 80th Birthday - and WOW!

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/80photo.jpg)
Jane Bown, Eightieth birthday portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, February 2006 © Jane Bown/Camera Press


and of course by the Queen's brother-in law - Lord Snowdon:

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/q8020birthday20download.jpg)
'Snowdon/Camera Press'.

I couldn't be more pleased to sing -

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen!
 
O lord God arise,
Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall!
Confound their knavish tricks,
Confuse their politics,
On you our hopes we fix,
God save the Queen!
 
Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour,
Long may she reign!
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen!


GOD BLESS YOU MA'AM and THANK YOU!!!!!


The Viscount
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alexios on April 20, 2006, 05:53:56 PM
Happy birthday!

God save our gracious Queen,  
Long live our noble Queen,  
God save the Queen!  
Send her victorious,  
Happy and glorious,  
Long to reign over us,  
God save the Queen!  
 
O lord God arise,  
Scatter our enemies,  
And make them fall!  
Confound their knavish tricks,  
Confuse their politics,  
On you our hopes we fix,  
God save the Queen!  
 
Thy choicest gifts in store,  
On her be pleased to pour,  
Long may she reign!  
May she defend our laws,  
And ever give us cause,  
To sing with heart and voice,  
God save the Queen!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Prince_Christopher on April 20, 2006, 06:33:12 PM
I must say she has aged gracefully.  

I love the Snowdon photo of her in lavender.  

Simple but beautiful.

Thanks for posting them, Viscount!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 21, 2006, 12:56:21 AM
I fully second your emotion Prince_Christopher.

A tribute in pictures courtesy Fernand:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1145590453.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on April 21, 2006, 08:05:15 AM
A TRIBUTE FROM FORMER PRIME MINISTER - BARONESS THATCHER

Margaret Thatcher has praised the Queen as an "inspiration" and an example to the nation in an 80th birthday tribute. In a rare broadcast, the former prime minister said she had been privileged to take advice from the Queen during her 11 years in Downing Street.

"She brings to bear a formidable grasp of current issues and a tremendous breadth of experience," Baroness Thatcher told ITV News.

Wishing the Queen happy birthday, she declared: "Long may she rule."

 
As prime minister, Lady Thatcher had weekly audiences with the Queen. There had been reports that the two women did not get on well when Lady Thatcher was in power. But the Queen was a guest at the former prime minister's 80th birthday party last year. On Thursday, Lady Thatcher said: "I am delighted to be able to send this message, on the occasion of Her Majesty's 80th birthday.

"This is a great day - a day when we can express our boundless admiration and affection for our Queen.

"She is truly an inspiration and an example to the whole nation. Long may she rule. Happy Birthday Ma'am."

Lady Thatcher said the Queen was "eminently accomplished" at putting people at ease, something she did at their first audience in 1979. "But anyone who believes that such meetings are a mere formality would be greatly mistaken," she said.

"The Queen takes an intense interest in every aspect of life in our country."



I do hope that this puts an end to the silly rumours about HM not liking Lady T.....  If that were the case, would HM really have given Lady T the Garter (even though it is customary for x-PMs), The Order of Merit, a Peerage and a Baronetcy for her husband (the late Sir Denis).... all that and attend Lady T's own 80th party.

Having had the privalege of meeting Lady T - I can honestly say that I found her amazing, a quick wit and deeply respectful about HM and the institution of monarchy..... even if she did turn a bit regal in her last "bunker days" before being ousted - she never lost her capacity to pay HM due deference.


The Viscount

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on April 21, 2006, 08:12:29 AM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queenbday-dop1a.jpg)

I love this picture!!!!!

HM looks so happy.  God bless you Ma'am.



The Viscount
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on April 21, 2006, 08:14:08 AM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queenbday-dop2a.jpg)

A tribute from the crew of HMS Illustrious



The Viscount
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on April 21, 2006, 08:16:07 AM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/_41585100_queen_walkabout300.jpg)

A pic from her walkabout earlier today in Windsor.

LONG MAY SHE REIGN OVER US!!!!!!


The Viscount
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on April 21, 2006, 12:11:29 PM

A personal tribute from HRH The Prince of Wales to Her Majesty The Queen on her 80th Birthday, 21st April 2006

An eightieth birthday is a very special occasion for every family – an occasion for celebration, for giving thanks and for looking back. As a child, I can just remember my Great Grandmother, Queen Mary, at eighty; then I recall so well the eightieth birthday of my Grandmother in 1980. Now I find it hard to believe my own mother, The Queen, is today celebrating her eightieth birthday, and it gives me enormous pride to be able to congratulate her publicly in this way, and to thank her on behalf of us all for the many wonderful qualities which she has brought to almost an entire lifetime of service and dedication to her country, to her family, to the Realms and to the countries of the Commonwealth.

It is hard to believe that my Grandfather, King George VI, was the same age as I am now when he died and that my mother succeeded him when so young – the same age, in fact, as my sons are now. And then I have vivid memories of the Coronation; of my mother coming to say goodnight to my sister and me while wearing the Crown so that she could get used to its weight on her head before the Coronation ceremony; of thousands of people gathered in The Mall outside Buckingham Palace chanting “We want The Queen” and keeping me awake at night; of my parents being away for long overseas tours during the 1950s and of determined attempts to speak to them on the telephone in far-distant lands when all you could hear was the faintest of voices in a veritable storm of crackling and static interference.

I remember so well, too, the excitement of being reunited with our parents when my sister and I sailed out in the, then, brand new Royal Yacht Britannia to meet them off Tobruk at the end of their Commonwealth Coronation Tour in 1954 – a tour that had lasted over six months and taken in 13 countries. And, of course, there was the thrill – as a small boy – of witnessing the entire Mediterranean Fleet of the Royal Navy steam past the Royal Yacht at high speed, with my mother and father waving to all the Ships’ Companies from the afterdeck.

There is no doubt that the world in which my mother grew up and, indeed, the world in which she first became Queen, has changed beyond all recognition. But during all those years she has shown the most remarkable steadfastness and fortitude, always remaining a figure of reassuring calm and dependability – an example to so many of service, duty and devotion in a world of sometimes bewildering change and disorientation.

For very nearly 60 of those 80 years she has been my darling Mama and my sentiments today are those of a proud and loving son who hopes that you will join with me in wishing The Queen the happiest of happy birthdays, together with the fervent prayer that there will be countless memorable returns of the day…



The Viscount
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Romanov_Fan19 on April 21, 2006, 03:00:11 PM
Happy  Birthday Your Majesty! :)   what a wonderful Tribute From the Prince of Wales
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: B5218 on April 21, 2006, 08:16:19 PM
Link to CBC tribute.  I don't know how long the link will be working.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/royals/index.html

Living in Ohio, we get CBC Windsor on cable.  The Canadian perspective is a refreshing change for CNN and the other U. S. new groups.

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/B5218/2005_queen_main.jpg)

A Link to skynews
http://www.sky.com/skynews/home

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: emeraldeyes on April 21, 2006, 08:55:21 PM
Have you been watching CBC long enough to notice Peter Mansbridge's hair disapearring??? ;D :D :o

sorry, I seem to be on an off-topic rampage...
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Prince_Christopher on April 21, 2006, 09:17:24 PM
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A personal tribute from HRH The Prince of Wales to Her Majesty The Queen on her 80th Birthday, 21st April 2006



What a touching tribute from a son to his mother and queen.

From the pictures, HM looks as if she's enjoying every minute of it, and I hope she is!

God Bless Her and Keep Her.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ferngully on April 22, 2006, 12:04:20 PM
long may she hog the throne! hip hip horay!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on April 22, 2006, 06:28:09 PM
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A personal tribute from HRH The Prince of Wales to Her Majesty The Queen on her 80th Birthday, 21st April 2006

An eightieth birthday is a very special occasion for every family – an occasion for celebration, for giving thanks and for looking back. As a child, I can just remember my Great Grandmother, Queen Mary, at eighty;

Of course, the POW can't win. This line is being sniggered at on other sites because he wasn't born when QM turned 80.  :-/
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 22, 2006, 06:36:45 PM
TRH the Princes's Andrew,Duke of York and Prince Edward,Earl of Wessex have been appointed Knight of the Garter by HM,thus emphasising the role of the Princes within the Royal Family,Buckingham Palace announced.

http://www.royal.gov.uk./output/Page5211.asp
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 23, 2006, 11:26:16 PM
Service of Thanksgiving at St.George's Chapel,Windsor april 23th
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4935200.stm

The guestlist:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,61-2148875,00.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: aussiechick12 on April 23, 2006, 11:53:12 PM
On the ABC chanel last night here in Australia they showed a documentry on this man who recently painted the Queen. He got two sessions to paint her while she was in the room. She seemed such a lovely person, and I don't think I've heard a bad word about her in my short life. Everyone over here loves her as our Queen!

[highlight]Happy 80th Birthday[/highlight]


Emma
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: B5218 on April 28, 2006, 04:15:29 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/B5218/x009.jpg)

Portrait by Annigonni

At the time this portrait came out, there was controversy about the Queen's expression, a little too haughty.  There was also some talk about a portrait that came out about the same time where a "body double" was used.  Do I have my subjects crossed here?  I haven't always been as interested in this subject as I am now.

In any case, I want to purchase a good print of this portrait and would appreciate your suggestions via private message for a reasonable print vendor.  I was burned once purchasing a print over the internet and need all the help I can get.

Thanks


Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on April 28, 2006, 05:46:39 PM
I think this is a magnificent portrait of Elizabeth and I see no haughtiness of expression at all.  However, every work of art will have its critics.  ::)

I don't think there is anything unusual in using a model or even a mannequin, dressed in the subject's clothes, jewellery etc. for a portrait.  If the portrait subject has limited time to give an artist, they can be used for the less exacting areas of the portrait.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 29, 2006, 03:27:28 AM
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I think this is a magnificent portrait of Elizabeth and I see no haughtiness of expression at all.  However, every work of art will have its critics.  ::)


Very true Grace! I think it's a lovely picture I like the similar one he did of Princess Margaret too (now up for auction ::), I hope it stays in the UK, it should be in the Royal Collection more than any where. I'm goint to write to the Queen and request that she purchases it!!)  
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Cunarder on April 29, 2006, 09:26:08 PM
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/Cunarder/qepics1.jpg)

No haughtiiness here, either.  Very obvious from where the Duke of York gets his easy smile.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: royal_netherlands on April 30, 2006, 08:25:28 AM
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Very nice.

Since there will, no doubt, be a lot of articles about the Queen, I would appreciate your keeping an eye out for this picture.  I am fairly sure that I saw it in Life Magazine prior to 1965.  I try to spend a couple hours a month at the library looking for it.  It wasn't a cover picture.  

It may be even earlier than that.

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/B5218/b8784622.jpg)
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Dear B5218

Ive been searching for you on the net for a bigger version but couldnt find it.
But Ive found some information on the painting and maybe it will help you maybe not because you allready knew. ;)
Its from Getty images and the painting is from january the first 1952 by the American artist Douglas Granville Chandor.
Here is the link go to page 14.
RN :)

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/FrameSet.aspx?s=ImagesSearchState%7c0%7c0%7c-1%7c28%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c1%7c%7c%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c4%7c%7cqueen+elizabeth+II+portrait%7c1125084063323127%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0&p=&tag=2
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: B5218 on April 30, 2006, 09:42:09 AM
Thank you, RN.  This gives me enough information.  I was about 10 years off in my search.  You are a gem.
 :D

Update - I found it !  Unfortunately, it was in a bound volume and not suitable for scanning.  But I can either purchase a copy of the magazine or write the British Embassy in Washingon, where the article says the portrait was to be located, and see if a copy is available.

Thanks again for your help.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 30, 2006, 02:03:33 PM
Thank you RN for the wonderful link! some really lovely pictures. I like the one entitled "after the funeral" of Queen Mary on page 12, simple but elegant. Does anyone know of any other photos of the RF attending Queen Marys funeral?

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: royal_netherlands on May 01, 2006, 01:08:47 PM
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Thank you, RN.  This gives me enough information.  I was about 10 years off in my search.  You are a gem.
 :D

Update - I found it !  Unfortunately, it was in a bound volume and not suitable for scanning.  But I can either purchase a copy of the magazine or write the British Embassy in Washingon, where the article says the portrait was to be located, and see if a copy is available.

Thanks again for your help.

Youre verry welcomme!!! :)
Great you finally found it B5218 happy I could help. :)

RN
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: royal_netherlands on May 01, 2006, 01:30:01 PM
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Thank you RN for the wonderful link! some really lovely pictures. I like the one entitled "after the funeral" of Queen Mary on page 12, simple but elegant. Does anyone know of any other photos of the RF attending Queen Marys funeral?

Thank you :)

Here or some I found on ebay a while ago.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/royalty/1A0132.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/royalty/1A0134.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/royalty/H0012.jpg)

1The royal ladies in mourning Queen Elizabeth,The Queen Mother,Princess Margaret and the rest of the RF.
2 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
3Queen Elizabeth arriving at the Westminster Hall met by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

RN


Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on May 02, 2006, 01:05:20 PM
Thank you so much RN :) the first one is very moving! The black veils are so becoming I think...
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: HRHPrincessCarrie on May 03, 2006, 05:41:31 PM
Happy birthday to her majesty
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 31, 2006, 10:30:28 PM
Since the other thread has surpassed the 20 page mark (up to 29 now!) I figured it was time for a new one.

Since it was Memorial Day here in the US just a few days ago, I thought it would be appropriate to show this photo of EII visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary in 1951.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/B00221.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Cunarder on June 01, 2006, 01:16:07 AM
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/Cunarder/lilibet3.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/Cunarder/lilibet5.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/Cunarder/lilibet7.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/Cunarder/lilibet6.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/Cunarder/lilibet8.jpg)

A wonderful idea...this new thread.   Here's a few screen-grabs from the dvd, "The Windsors."

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: royal_netherlands on June 09, 2006, 02:11:35 PM
Some colored pictures from HM Queen Elizabeth II.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/ImageHandlerServletii.jpg)
HM KIng george VI with his daughter HRH Princess Elizabeth on 13th December 1936.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/ImageHandlerServletss.jpg)
The two sister Princess Margeret and Elizabeth on the piano in the 1930ties.
That paining on the right of the piano looks like HM Queen Alexandra and her Sister the Dowager Empress Maria.
Could that be possible or Im I seeing that wronge???(If they are it never saw it before)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/ImageHandlerServletkk.jpg)
HRH Princess Elizabeth sits in national park in Africa on 21th April 1947.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/ImageHandlerServlet.jpg)
The family Margeret,HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother,King George VI
and Princess Elizabeth in the 1940ties.

RN
(sourse Polfoto it contains some beatifull photos)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: nerdycool on June 09, 2006, 03:37:11 PM
The hair does give that impression. However, I think it's more likely to be two of the Wales princesses, or Alexandra with one of her daughters. Just wish it was a little bigger so we could see better!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alicky1872 on June 10, 2006, 03:02:02 AM
I have a feeling the women in the painting behind the piano are Toria and Maud...possibly from 1893 when they were bridesmaids at George and May's wedding?
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Keith on June 10, 2006, 05:40:05 AM
That's what I was thinking also. Maud and Toria in the painting.

Thanks for the pictures in color RN. I especially love the one from South Africa.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Victoria_Romanov on June 10, 2006, 03:13:03 PM
I hope you all like these pictures the ones in a hyperlink  are somewhat large

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/DWF15-201238.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/DWF15-201160.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/DWF15-770880.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/42-16841479.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/4a1b.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/42-16672636.jpg)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/queenelizabeth-bigoperagloveimage.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/b00541.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/queenelizabeth-royalsisters5_glasgo.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/RoyalVisit.jpg

Victoria :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: aussiechick12 on June 10, 2006, 11:09:20 PM
If anyone from Australia is interested (or not watching the rugby) tonight on Chanel 2 there is a special on called "The Queen at 80" and it's on at 7:30. Looks like there is some good historical footage from what it shows you on the advertisment. Part 2 is on same time, same place next Saturday.

Emma
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: royal_netherlands on June 11, 2006, 04:24:31 AM
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I have a feeling the women in the painting behind the piano are Toria and Maud...possibly from 1893 when they were bridesmaids at George and May's wedding?

Yes youre right maybe it are Maud and Toria wish it was a little bit clearer.
But you gought be wright about it Mrs. Eddy.

RN :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: royal_netherlands on June 11, 2006, 04:25:28 AM
Quote
That's what I was thinking also. Maud and Toria in the painting.

Thanks for the pictures in color RN. I especially love the one from South Africa.

Youre welcomme Keith.

RN :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 05:20:07 PM
Another portrait mystery--does anyone know which baby this might be?

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/CN000057901.jpg)


(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/CN000028621.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/a5_1_b1.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 05:30:03 PM
Engagement

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/QE543dw19471.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/532613541.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 05:33:10 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/UKD2000BINP1w.jpg)


(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/34012302.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/34214171.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/HU0059111.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 05:34:59 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/09474971.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/QEII5261.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 05:36:58 PM

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/queenelizabeth1611.jpg) (by DeLaszlo)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/img158eiiw.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 05:39:06 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/HU0130442.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/HU0059392.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/HU0059331.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 05:40:46 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/532613621.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on June 11, 2006, 07:12:07 PM
Attending Margaret's wedding--the dress is part of the exhibit talked about in a recent Majesty magazine to commemorate EII's 80th birthday.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/PhotobyCecilBeaton_Princessmargaret.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/pmwed6011.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/Bluesilkandlacedressdesigned-Hartne.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: emeraldeyes on June 14, 2006, 09:45:01 AM
Not sure if this is the same documentary as that mentioned by aussiechick a few posts earlier (probably is), but for those who are able to get the CBC, 'The Queen at 80' is being broadcast on Sunday evening (18th June) at 8:00pm.

A brief description from the CBC website:

"Major documentaries examining the working life of Queen Elizabeth II in her 80th year.  In a unique project, cameras follow a cross section of the Queen's engagements over the period of one year to mark the occasion of her 80th birthday on April 21 2006.  The films examine her history and present the unfolding of a year in the Queen's life."

Seems to me that between this doc and the recent one about a year in the life of Windsor Castle, Her Majesty must be getting used to having cameras underfoot...
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 15, 2006, 07:21:06 AM
"The Queen at 80" was broadcast in april on BBC,and it is absolutely worthwhile,so enjoy watching.

This morning there was a National Service of Thanksgiving at St.Pauls Cathedral;
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1150369190.html

and a short walkabout:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1150372804.html
courtesy Marianne

The program of events today in London:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5302.asp
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Kimberly on June 15, 2006, 07:44:24 AM
I watched the service on the beeb today. It was glorious.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 16, 2006, 01:24:46 AM
Quote
I watched the service on the beeb today. It was glorious.

Oh yes,it was.

Here are some images of the lunch,"The Great British Menu",and some body-language :)

Courtesy GREMB:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1150433076.html

And the Beating Retreat ceremony,Horse Guard Parade,last night:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1150434004.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: palimpsest on June 16, 2006, 06:21:35 PM
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e321/palimpsest/royal/30485304.jpg)

Queen Elizabeth II smiles up at the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel of the Grenadier Guards Colonel Bolitho as past and present Guards and their families gathered to mark the 350th anniversary of the Grenadier Guards on the lawns of Buckingham Palace in central London Monday, June 12, 2006. More than 2,500 invited guests gathered in the Palace grounds to celebrate the anniversary. (AP Photo/Johnny Green/WPA Rota, Pool)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: palimpsest on June 16, 2006, 06:21:59 PM
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e321/palimpsest/royal/30480416.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: palimpsest on June 16, 2006, 06:22:42 PM
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e321/palimpsest/royal/30485548.jpg)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets ballerinas after the Royal Ballet Gala at the Royal Opera House in London, which was held to celebrate her 80th birthday, and the 75th anniversary of the Royal Ballet Thursday, June 8, 2006. (AP Photo/John D. McHugh/AFP, Pool)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: palimpsest on June 16, 2006, 06:24:32 PM
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e321/palimpsest/royal/30501737.jpg)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sings a hymn at St. Paul's Cathedral during a service of thanksgiving in honour of her 80th birthday, Thursday June 15, 2006. More than 2,300 people, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, military chiefs and multi-faith leaders packed into St. Paul's Cathedral in London to commemorate the monarch's landmark. The Queen was joined by more than 30 members of the Royal Family, including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and grandsons Princes William and Harry for the religious service. (AP Photo/Chris Young/WPA Rota, Pool)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: palimpsest on June 16, 2006, 06:25:56 PM
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e321/palimpsest/royal/30501533.jpg)

A view of a thanksgiving service taking place to mark the 80th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in St Paul's Cathedral, London, Thursday June 15, 2006. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh along with 42 members of the royal family and 2,300 guests including politicians and leaders of faith communities attended. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: palimpsest on June 16, 2006, 06:27:40 PM
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e321/palimpsest/royal/30501692.jpg)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II accepts flowers from Royal fan Terry Hutt outside at St. Paul's Cathedral in London after a service of thanksgiving in honour of her 80th birthday, Thursday June 15, 2006. More than 2,300 people, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, military chiefs and multi-faith leaders packed into St. Paul's Cathedral in London to commemorate the monarch's landmark. The Queen was joined by more than 30 members of the Royal Family, including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and grandsons Princes William and Harry for the religious service. (AP Photo/Fiona Hanson/WPA Rota, Pool)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: palimpsest on June 16, 2006, 06:28:36 PM
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e321/palimpsest/royal/30501691.jpg)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at St. Paul's Cathedral for a service of thanksgiving in honour of the Queen's 80th birthday, Thursday June 15, 2006. More than 2,300 people, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, military chiefs and multi-faith leaders packed into St. Paul's Cathedral in London to commemorate the monarch's landmark. The Queen was joined by more than 30 members of the Royal Family, including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and grandsons Princes William and Harry for the religious service. (AP Photo/Fiona Hanson/WPA Rota, Pool)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 17, 2006, 10:52:02 AM
Today,Trooping the Colour:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1150540698.html

The balcony scene;
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1150556125.html

The Fly past:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1150549283.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on June 17, 2006, 05:55:01 PM
The lady has never looked more radiant...
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: emeraldeyes on June 20, 2006, 04:37:51 PM
For those that enjoy some irreverent humour:

http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/index.jsp?program=Pop+Up+Royals

also, 'The Queen by Rolf' is on CBC tonight at 8:00, many thanks to Mike for the reminder!!!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on July 07, 2006, 12:16:54 PM
The Most Noble Order of the Thistle,Edinburgh this morning:
http://members3.boardhost.com?Warholm/msg/1152287206.html

Courtesy Marianne.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on July 07, 2006, 04:13:05 PM
This morning at the opening of the Queen Mother Tribute Garden,Edinburgh:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/5154128.stm
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: aussiechick12 on July 07, 2006, 05:02:43 PM
 :( Sorry Lucien but when I open the link it says "page not found".
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on July 08, 2006, 08:59:40 AM
You will find it now Aussiechick. :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on July 30, 2006, 09:19:45 PM
"Dress for the Occasion",a special exhibition for the summer opening of the State Rooms:
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/dressfortheoccasion/default.asp

The RF was on a cruise of the western isles off the coast of Scotland the past week,funny story...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=397655&in_page_id=1770
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Kimberly on July 31, 2006, 02:54:18 AM
Re The Western Isles... I have been to Gigha  (pronounced Geeha) and it is a tiny ,beautiful  place (The owner of the shop used to be a Scottish gentleman called Jock MacSporran, I kid you not) ;)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: boffer on July 31, 2006, 09:21:06 AM
I was wondering, are there any pictures of Her Majesty wearing just the sash and star of the order of the thistle for a reception of gala? as i have never seen her wearing any of the regilia other then for the annual service when she wear it all. Has she ever worn just the sash and star (like she does with the order of the garter?)

many thanks inm advance if you can answer my question.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on July 31, 2006, 11:50:45 PM
Re The Western Isles... I have been to Gigha  (pronounced Geeha) and it is a tiny ,beautiful  place (The owner of the shop used to be a Scottish gentleman called Jock MacSporran, I kid you not) ;)

Ofcourse not Kimberley...... ::)

Stornoway,july 29th,the RF desembarkes from the cruise:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1154205342.html

Courtesy Marianne.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: emeraldeyes on August 08, 2006, 04:10:51 PM
(The owner of the shop used to be a Scottish gentleman called Jock MacSporran, I kid you not) ;)

That is very very funny.  You couldn't make up something like that...
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on August 16, 2006, 05:48:21 PM
I have searched for the prior thread in which we discussed the set of portraits hanging over a photo of EII & Margaret playing piano. I think they vanished with the software crash. I found some more angles if they help any--plus some extra photos.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image374w.jpg)

It's interesting that they have a copy of the Kaulbach portrait of Alix

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image375w.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image376w.jpg)(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image377w.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on August 16, 2006, 05:49:04 PM

Then there's this one

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image378w.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image379w.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image381w.jpg)(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image380w.jpg)

The portrait of the young girl I just saw by coincidence in a book and it was given to Queen Victoria one Christmas.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on August 20, 2006, 09:15:52 AM
HM Queen Elisabeth II,a video on occasion of HM 80th birthday by Belgian tv channel VTM,most is in english;

part I
http://www.vtm.be/asx/index.php?/royalty/royalty_1308_deel1

partII
http://www.vtm.be/asx/index.php?/royalty/royalty_1308_deel2
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on August 26, 2006, 11:58:41 AM
HM Queen Elisabeth II,a video on occasion of HM 80th birthday by Belgian tv channel VTM,most is in english;

part I
http://www.vtm.be/asx/index.php?/royalty/royalty_1308_deel1

partII
http://www.vtm.be/asx/index.php?/royalty/royalty_1308_deel2

I've just posted a link to the trailer of "The Queen" in the respective thread.The links above,although in dutch and english,show footage and comments by friends and others concerning this period in HM Reign,ao,comments by HM Queen Margrethe II.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alicky1872 on August 26, 2006, 02:07:40 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image376w.jpg)


My guesses-- Alix in the first portrait, and Maud & Toria in the one below.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alicky1872 on August 26, 2006, 02:11:28 PM

Then there's this one
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image381w.jpg)(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/image380w.jpg)

The portrait of the young girl I just saw by coincidence in a book and it was given to Queen Victoria one Christmas.

Top left-- Missy?? and Alfred Jr.  Below, Baby Bee & Sandra. Next picture Missy & Ducky.

As for the portrait of the little girl on the right--could it be one of the Connaught girls? The round face and high forehead...
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: aussiechick12 on August 26, 2006, 06:29:38 PM
Top left-- Missy?? and Alfred Jr.  Below, Baby Bee & Sandra. Next picture Missy & Ducky.

As for the portrait of the little girl on the right--could it be one of the Connaught girls? The round face and high forehead...

Perhaps instead of top left Missy it could be Marie, Missy's mother.  ???
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: B5218 on October 02, 2006, 10:03:29 PM
Did anyone see the CBC special - "Pop Up Royals"?  It is a 3 part satire of the royal family.  Most of the real life footage is from the various trips the royal family has taken to Canada.  Last week was part 2 and included footage of trips taken in the late 60's and early 70's.  There was film of the Queen exiting a plane - maybe in the late 60's.  I am sure that she was wearing knee high white boots.

Was anyone else out there watching?  I was baby sitting my 2 granddaughters and wasn't giving the program my full attention.

The program was on CBC Windsor last week.   Did I see what I thought I saw?


Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on October 17, 2006, 01:51:33 AM
Gem footage from days gone by:

Courtesy Ademar.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1161017883.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on October 17, 2006, 07:21:35 AM
Stills:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1161019102.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1161021045.html

Courtesy Ademar.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Emperor of the Dominions on October 17, 2006, 05:23:41 PM
Thank you Lucien, fabulous pictures showing ladies of the Royal Family at their most regal. It's good to see some famous jewels being worn.

R.I.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on October 18, 2006, 05:41:43 AM
Does the queen currently wear full regalia at the opening of Parliment or does she wear a business suit?


TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Kimberly on October 18, 2006, 06:36:18 AM
She wears full regalia surely, I've never seen her do it in a business suit.The Opening of Parliament is steeped in ancient tradition and I could never imagine her in a sharp suit and shoulder pads  :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: emeraldeyes on October 19, 2006, 11:42:11 AM
HM on Tuesday evening, resplendent in diamonds...

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/queen-lithuania-1a.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: emeraldeyes on October 19, 2006, 11:45:47 AM
Did anyone see the CBC special - "Pop Up Royals"?  It is a 3 part satire of the royal family.  Most of the real life footage is from the various trips the royal family has taken to Canada.  Last week was part 2 and included footage of trips taken in the late 60's and early 70's.  There was film of the Queen exiting a plane - maybe in the late 60's.  I am sure that she was wearing knee high white boots.

Was anyone else out there watching?  I was baby sitting my 2 granddaughters and wasn't giving the program my full attention.

The program was on CBC Windsor last week.   Did I see what I thought I saw?

I saw that!  And she was wearing white boots.  Groovy, baby... yeah!!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on October 19, 2006, 02:01:27 PM
Last sunday they had a program on BBC Two about Photography and Royalty. They started of with Cecil Beaton. It was a great program. The final part is this sunday. Their were some wonderful photos I had never seen before, some lovely ones of the Queen Mother and Princess Anne too. Also some interesting footage of Patrick Litchfield and Dianas wedding!! I really enjoyed it. :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on October 26, 2006, 11:00:21 AM
HM cancelled a visit due to an injury:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6087724.stm
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on October 26, 2006, 11:35:02 AM
And a new documentary in the making:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6080576.stm
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on October 26, 2006, 02:16:08 PM
Interesting. They don't seem to be able to do enough royal documentaries. Very telling!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on October 26, 2006, 04:36:39 PM
It's very unusual for the Queen to cancel public engagements due to illness.  The strained muscle in her back must be very painful.  She has also suffered from a burst blood vessel in her eye recently which, although looks awful, apparently caused no discomfort.  It's sometimes hard to remember that she's now an octogenarian.  :(
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Emperor of the Dominions on October 26, 2006, 06:49:43 PM
I'm sure we all wish Her Majesty a speedy and satisfactory recovery

R.I.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on October 27, 2006, 12:08:12 PM
It's very unusual for the Queen to cancel public engagements due to illness.  The strained muscle in her back must be very painful.  She has also suffered from a burst blood vessel in her eye recently which, although looks awful, apparently caused no discomfort.  It's sometimes hard to remember that she's now an octogenarian.  :(

Absolutely right,how many octogenarians do we know with a schedule like HM?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/10/27/nqueen27.xml

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 14, 2006, 11:36:30 PM
The Queen and The Duke last night,meeting Mister Bond,James Bond:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1163536617.html

Courtesy Ademar (GREMB).
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on November 15, 2006, 07:12:45 AM
She looks WONDERFUL. What is that necklace she is wearing? Looks very busy, but a nice peace.  :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 15, 2006, 11:38:25 PM
HM Queen Elisabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will pay a State Visit to the US in may 2007 on occasion of the 400th anniversary of
the Jamestown Settlement.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on November 16, 2006, 03:56:48 AM
...and this is them cutting down their work?   The pair are irrepressible.   Small wonder the Duchess of Cornwall is coming in for criticism on the work front.

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: royal_netherlands on November 16, 2006, 10:38:52 AM

King Edward VIII with his niece Princess Elizabeth. ( In later life she must have looked at this picture with mixed feelings.)

RN

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Emperor of the Dominions on November 16, 2006, 07:12:35 PM
oops :) where? ???

R.I.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: royal_netherlands on November 17, 2006, 07:10:42 AM

King Edward VIII with his niece Princess Elizabeth. ( In later life she must have looked at this picture with mixed feelings.)

RN



(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/opzich/Royals%20past%20and%20present/82335_129250.jpg)\
Here it is. ;D ;)

RN
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 18, 2006, 05:39:40 AM
I suppose HM has a different view on "slowing down" then most of us have...

Buckingham Palace anounced Her Majesty and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Uganda in 2007 for the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of State meeting in Kampala:

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5697.asp
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: boffer on November 18, 2006, 06:01:25 PM
There is also a picture of Edward VIII with his hands of Princess Margaret's shoulders ...... and Elizabeth nearby, taken at Balmoral in 1936. Which this one reminds me of, sadly i do not at present have a scanner :(
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 20, 2006, 05:59:34 PM
November 20th,the 59th wedding anniversary of HM Queen Elisabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh,Bless them.

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Janet on November 20, 2006, 06:20:27 PM
Happy Anniversary to my two favorite royals!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Dasha on November 20, 2006, 10:21:25 PM
Wishing them many, many more years!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 21, 2006, 10:26:05 AM
HM Queen Elisabeth II will host the annual reception for the Corps Diplomatique tonight,Buckingham Palace:

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5662.asp
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 22, 2006, 02:05:14 PM
HM Queen Elisabeth II will host the annual reception for the Corps Diplomatique tonight,Buckingham Palace:

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5662.asp

Pics

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1164170829.html

Courtesy Sonja (GREMB)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 22, 2006, 02:22:14 PM
HM today,meeting with Bruce Two Dogs Buszom:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1164209306.html

Courtesy Marianne (GREMB).
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 25, 2006, 02:47:12 AM
HM today,meeting with Bruce Two Dogs Buszom:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1164209306.html

Courtesy Marianne (GREMB).

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5702.asp
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Keith on November 25, 2006, 09:03:23 AM
November 20th,the 59th wedding anniversary of HM Queen Elisabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh,Bless them.



Do they hold the record for the longest married royals?
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Prince_Lieven on November 25, 2006, 09:11:27 AM
Closest I can think of - in British royalty anyway-  is George III and Queen Charlotte, who were married for 57 years.

The next longest royal marriages, from the time of William I are:
Helena and Christian of Schleswig-Holstein - 51 years
Edward VII and Queen Alexandra - 47 years
Princess Louise and the Duke of Argyll - 43 years
George V and Queen Mary - 43 years
Maud of Wales and Haakon VII of Norway - 42 years
Augusta of Wales and the Duke of Brunswick - 42 years


Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on November 25, 2006, 09:36:11 AM
As reported on BBC Radio News and courtesy of the Daily Mail -

'The Queen and Prince Philip did not stand on ceremony when they headed for Suffolk for the weekend.

'They took a packed train from Liverpool Street to Ipswich, mingiling with members of the public in a first-class carriage.   The royal couple were served by a steward with complimentary tea and shortbread from the buffet car.    Instead of the normal paper beakers, their tea was served in china cups.

'Fellow passengers scrambled to get a picture on their mobile phones.

'The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh strolled through the station foyer to the car park where a Land Rover was waiting for them.

'Philip then drove seven miles to Helmingham Hall, the home of their close friends Lord and Lady Tollemache, with the Queen beside him in the passenger seat and their guards in the back.

'The royal couple traditionally spend a private weekend at Helmingham every November.'

tsaria

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Keith on November 25, 2006, 03:35:12 PM
Thank you.

I think the Athlone's were married almost 53 years. I believe he died in January 1957 and they would have been married 53 years in February. The Ramsey's were married 53 years, but I guess they technically weren't royals.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on November 26, 2006, 05:51:41 AM
As reported on BBC Radio News and courtesy of the Daily Mail -

'The Queen and Prince Philip did not stand on ceremony when they headed for Suffolk for the weekend.

'They took a packed train from Liverpool Street to Ipswich, mingiling with members of the public in a first-class carriage.   The royal couple were served by a steward with complimentary tea and shortbread from the buffet car.    Instead of the normal paper beakers, their tea was served in china cups.

'Fellow passengers scrambled to get a picture on their mobile phones.

'The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh strolled through the station foyer to the car park where a Land Rover was waiting for them.

'Philip then drove seven miles to Helmingham Hall, the home of their close friends Lord and Lady Tollemache, with the Queen beside him in the passenger seat and their guards in the back.

'The royal couple traditionally spend a private weekend at Helmingham every November.'

tsaria


No one expects nor wants QEII to use public transporation.  However, when QEEII and P use public transporation for a private weekend it endears them to the public.  oEII is one smart old "bird".

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 29, 2006, 10:36:54 AM
St.James Palace,november 28th:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1164813755.html

Courtesy Marianne (GREMB).
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on December 06, 2006, 09:06:01 AM
A belated private birthday party,organised by Lady Anson,at the Ritz,London last night:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1165355914.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1165401207.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1165415456.html

Courtesy Liza & Ademar (GREMB).
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on December 06, 2006, 10:11:11 AM
I think the Queen looks lovely in MY sapphire parure.  ;D ;D ;D

Sofa looks extremely good for herself too!   ;) ;) ;)

Marie Chantal looks 50 years old.  Sad for a women who is not even 40 yet.  :'( :'( :'(

TampaBay

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on December 06, 2006, 11:16:03 AM
Interesting! But what on earth is Joan Rivers doing their?? Ghastly!!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: CHRISinUSA on December 06, 2006, 12:56:11 PM
The Duchess of Glouchester's got some pretty fine jewels on her as well.  A great night for furs and jewelry it would appear.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on December 06, 2006, 01:08:11 PM
After looking at the pictures again, I must say "old Sofa" looked very nice!

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on December 06, 2006, 01:10:39 PM
Interesting! But what on earth is Joan Rivers doing their?? Ghastly!!

Believe it or not, Joan is a very close friend of both Chuck & Cammy!  ;D ;D ;D

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on December 06, 2006, 02:58:41 PM
Everytime I see 'Lucien', I know to expect something wonderful.

I'm sure I write on behalf of everyone who reads these threads when I say a very sincerethank you to Lucien for all the work and particularly for posting this last series of photographs taken on the occasion of HM the Queen's birthday party.

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Krysto2 on December 06, 2006, 06:53:40 PM
I think the Queen looks lovely in MY sapphire parure.  ;D ;D ;D

Sofa looks extremely good for herself too!   ;) ;) ;)

Marie Chantal looks 50 years old.  Sad for a women who is not even 40 yet.  :'( :'( :'(

TampaBay



Considering that her birth date is 15 January 1945 I think she looks quite marvelous.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on December 06, 2006, 08:13:26 PM
Interesting! But what on earth is Joan Rivers doing their?? Ghastly!!

Believe it or not, Joan is a very close friend of both Chuck & Cammy!  ;D ;D ;D

TampaBay

Yes, but that's surely not why she was invited to the Queen's birthday celebration?  ??? :(

I was as surprised as Eddieboy.  I mean, the woman is funny, there's no doubt of that, but I cannot and WILL NOT believe the Queen is close friends with her!  Her Majesty might find her television appearances amusing but her live performances are something else.  The topics she covers and the language she uses is something to be believed and is continuous throughout her program.  I can't see the Queen sitting through one of these performances myself.  In fact, she doesn't even seem Charles' type of friend to me.  Perhaps the friendship started through Camilla?  ???
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Taren on December 06, 2006, 08:24:58 PM
I think the Queen looks lovely in MY sapphire parure.  ;D ;D ;D

Sofa looks extremely good for herself too!   ;) ;) ;)

Marie Chantal looks 50 years old.  Sad for a women who is not even 40 yet.  :'( :'( :'(

TampaBay



Considering that her birth date is 15 January 1945 I think she looks quite marvelous.  ;D ;D ;D

No, that's Marie Christine, Princess Michael of Kent. TampaBay was referring to Marie Chantal, the Crown Princess of Greece. Both were in attendance at the party.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Krysto2 on December 06, 2006, 10:41:43 PM
Oops sorry, I should never visit boards after working a 12 hour day.   :-[
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on December 07, 2006, 05:19:24 AM
I think the Queen looks lovely in MY sapphire parure.  ;D ;D ;D

Sofa looks extremely good for herself too!   ;) ;) ;)

Marie Chantal looks 50 years old.  Sad for a women who is not even 40 yet.  :'( :'( :'(

TampaBay




Considering that her birth date is 15 January 1945 I think she looks quite marvelous.  ;D ;D ;D




Marie Chantal, The Crown Princess of Greece, was born in the mid to late 1960's.

Princess Michael of Kent loooked wonderful.

TampaBay

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on December 15, 2006, 03:26:53 PM
HM Queen Elisabeth II.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1165964905.html

Courtesy Alex G (GREMB).
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on December 15, 2006, 03:59:41 PM
'HAPPY & GLORIOUS'....  just about sums up this photograph.

Thanks, Lucien

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on December 20, 2006, 03:51:11 PM
HM Queen Elisabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh will pay a one day visit to The Netherlands on february 5th on occasion of the 400th year anniversary of the English church at the Begijnhof,Amsterdam,where TM and HRH will attend service,afterwards they will visit the Amsterdam Historical Museum .

HM Queen Beatrix will welcome HM and HRH at Rotterdam airport that morning and accompany them to Amsterdam,and to the International Court of Justice,The Hague later that day.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on December 20, 2006, 04:41:33 PM
Buckingham Palace last night,HM hosted the Achievers reception:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1166645272.html

Courtesy Ademar (GREMB)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on December 20, 2006, 05:35:26 PM
HM hosted a pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1166641531.html

Courtesy Ken (BRMB)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on December 20, 2006, 07:35:28 PM
HM hosted a pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1166641531.html

Courtesy Ken (BRMB)

Who are Lord and Lady Nicholas?

Lord Frederick Windsor then drove his sister, Gabriella, in, followed by Lord and Lady Nicholas, her first Royal Christmas lunch.
The Earl of Ulster drove his wife, sister, Davina, and brother-in-law, Gary Lewis.


TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Taren on December 20, 2006, 09:39:15 PM
HM hosted a pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1166641531.html

Courtesy Ken (BRMB)

Who are Lord and Lady Nicholas?

Lord Frederick Windsor then drove his sister, Gabriella, in, followed by Lord and Lady Nicholas, her first Royal Christmas lunch.
The Earl of Ulster drove his wife, sister, Davina, and brother-in-law, Gary Lewis.


TampaBay

Lord Nicholas Windsor and his wife, Paola.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Antoniam on December 21, 2006, 03:27:29 AM
HM hosted a pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1166641531.html

Courtesy Ken (BRMB)

Who are Lord and Lady Nicholas?

Lord Frederick Windsor then drove his sister, Gabriella, in, followed by Lord and Lady Nicholas, her first Royal Christmas lunch.
The Earl of Ulster drove his wife, sister, Davina, and brother-in-law, Gary Lewis.


TampaBay

Lord Nicholas Windsor is the youngest son of the Queen's first cousin the Duke of Kent. Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor recently got married. A non-titled woman marrying a Lord Whomever does not become Lady Herown name but takes on her husband's name.

But a Lady Whomever marrying a non-titled man stays Lady Whomever. EG Lady Davina Windsor mentioned above married Gary Lewis, she's now Lady Davina Lewis.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on December 26, 2006, 05:16:25 AM
Christmas at Sandringham:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1167054177.html

Courtesy Ademar (GREMB)

HM Christmas message.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/video/videoplayer/0,,30000-queen_251206_1500,00.html

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on December 26, 2006, 08:32:01 AM
Wonderful pics as usual - thanks Lucien.

About this year's Queen's Speech - seems she too has been stricken by the infection of political correctness/multiculturism which is sweeping the nation.   I've yet to meet someone who goes along with multiculturism at the expense of our own traditions.   I think here we have a militant few who are subtely yet forcefully inflicting their opinions and attitudes on the majority.   By their very nature, they remain concealed ergo unidentifiable and before we know we are being swept along on this relentless tide.   

The Queen coped admirably and thoughtfully, but nonetheless there was a strong undertone of a pistol being held to her head - 'our way... or else'.    Did anybody else feel this?   The long shot of Muslims at prayer, despite focussing on the little boy, seemed to me totally inappropriate.   Given that we are witnessing the relentless march of political correctness, the absence of Muslim women from prayer was all too obvious.   If Christians tried to exclude women from church services, can you hear the hue and cry?   So its a kind of pick and mix political correctness just so long as it is long held and hard fought for British traditions which are the losers.

Disappointing.   

The sublimation of the indiginous population and THEIR feelings, is moving at such a pace that next year - goodness knows what it will be.

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on December 26, 2006, 10:25:21 AM
Wonderful pics as usual - thanks Lucien.

About this year's Queen's Speech - seems she too has been stricken by the infection of political correctness/multiculturism which is sweeping the nation.   I've yet to meet someone who goes along with multiculturism at the expense of our own traditions.   I think here we have a militant few who are subtely yet forcefully inflicting their opinions and attitudes on the majority.   By their very nature, they remain concealed ergo unidentifiable and before we know we are being swept along on this relentless tide.   


I COMPLETELY agree. I'm tired of it being rammed down out throats. People moving to GB need to embrave OUR traditions and if they don't like it they should bog off. My Dad has a newspaper from the Queens Coronation and it's headline is "Let us value our traditions" or something similar. Sadly I think this is being forgotten.

Lucien, as always, thank you for posting the link of the Royals at Sandringham. I thought Camillas hat was rather awful as was Zaras ensemble. Annes hair needs a bit of work. And while high heels are stylish Beatrices look a bit much. The Queen of course looked the best!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ashdean on December 27, 2006, 01:50:59 AM
I think its time that old motto "When in Rome you do as Romans do,resurfaced" & those who were so eager to come here accept that....The British are a stoic breed but everyone you speak to are fed up to their back teeth of this "political correctness"...gone mad
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Antoniam on December 28, 2006, 02:57:16 AM
The Queen’s speech this year was one of her better ones and certainly there was no tones of political correctness! Christmas is a Christian celebration and this year’s speech was filmed at Southwark cathedral with young people creating a Christian tryptic. The Queen spoke about the need to bridge the divide between the young and old using Christian scriptures and then pointing out that all faith communities preach respect for the elderly. We should look for commonality amongst religions rather than looking at just what divides us. Obviously this message fell upon closed minds!

Men were shown at prayer in the Mosque but women aren’t banned from praying in the Mosque they pray in a separate part of the Mosque, the sexes are also separated in Synagogues and also in Orthodox Christian churches, men and women stand in opposite sides of the church. Why just condemn the Muslims, there are Christian denominations that also separate men and women in prayer, I’ve been to enough Greek Orthodox churches to know that.

The Queen’s speech didn’t fall to ‘political correctness’, it was over whelming Christian  in content even quoting the Christian scriptures, there was a less than one minute segment ( I looked at the timer on the BBC radio broadcast) in a over 7 minute speech pointing out that all religions' texts talk about bridging the divide between the generations and respect for the elderly.
What a shame that a rather nice speech on the importance of dialogue between the generations is condemned by a few as ‘politically correct’ To use the Parable of the Sower, for some the Queen’s words fell on stony ground, for the rest of us they flourished.

In regards to ‘when in Rome’ the Romans killed those who didn’t conform to their views ( Christians!) and eventually the Empire fell. Not exactly a role model to follow.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ashdean on December 28, 2006, 10:44:12 AM
Antoniam,In a christian county where 70% of the population consider themselves Christian...it is not politic to NOT allow a christian carol service to be advertised in a public library "as it might offend those non Christians who frequent the building" !!!!...If I see a notice on a public board I am not interested in..I do not read it...Discrimmination can work 2 ways....and if those who come here do not like our traditions they should not bother to come..I was NOT brought up to be racist but like the majority i am sick & tired of this crazy political correctness & my patience (like everyones) will eventually wear TOO THIN.
I should add I do not blame most of the immigrants who want to come here & make a better life & are no doubt fed up of these irritating laws (which rock the boat for them).What reception would we (rightly) get if we went to the USA & said they could not celebrate thanksgiving??? or to India & said it was offensive that they did not eat beef !!!...
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on December 28, 2006, 11:43:02 AM
All this is furthered verified by the 'people's" dislike of Charles wanting be the "Defender of Faith"!

One of the whole points of having a Royal Family is to reinforce the concept of Britishishness in ALL citizens/subjects of Great Britian and the U.K.

This is accomplished by William & Harry serving in the Armed Services.  It ia an anti accomplishement to even begin to discuss religion of any type in today's world.

TampaBay

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on December 28, 2006, 02:14:28 PM
Antoniam,In a christian county where 70% of the population consider themselves Christian...it is not politic to NOT allow a christian carol service to be advertised in a public library "as it might offend those non Christians who frequent the building" !!!!...If I see a notice on a public board I am not interested in..I do not read it...Discrimmination can work 2 ways....and if those who come here do not like our traditions they should not bother to come..I was NOT brought up to be racist but like the majority i am sick & tired of this crazy political correctness & my patience (like everyones) will eventually wear TOO THIN.

Beautifully put ashdean!!!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on January 06, 2007, 05:03:03 PM
Raise your glasses,HM invites/requests to dinner...

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1168016202.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1168118621.html

Courtesy Nikola (GREMB).

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on January 07, 2007, 04:34:18 AM
Thanks, as ever, Lucien.

I wouldn't even guess at the identity of the orders (apart from St Andrew).    However, I wonder if someone can tell me how it is decided which order the Queen will wear to dinner?    Some obviously are associated with the guest, but the African president doesn't have one, so why did she wear that order?   Also what's the reason behind changing shoulders?    Some are worn over the right - some over the left.

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: boffer on January 07, 2007, 03:44:24 PM
Orders worn by Her Majesty are chosen by the specific country at the occasion; but sometimes the circumstances in which it was presented have to be taken into consideration (ie. presented by a certain regime or president that is no longer in power).

If Her Majesty has been award more then one order from a country then it is usually the highest that is worn. And if there are many foreign dipolmats or dignitaries at a certain function, or if it is a British function, or Her Majesty has not been awarded an order (for whatever reason) she will wear a British order, most usually the highest order of the Garter unless in scotland then occasionally the Thistle will be worn (or commonwealth orders in the relevant countries).

As for which shoulder the sash (riband) is worn over is decided with the order, and it is not the choice of the wearer (although occassionally they can get it wrong).

I believe Her Majetsty has been awarded in excess of 80 different orders (or so), so therefore she certainly has many to choose from. Would someone correct me if i am wrong in assuming that she is the most "honoured" person at present?
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on January 15, 2007, 04:23:19 PM
HM acquired 70's Annigoni portrait

Courtesy Octavius (GREMB)

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1168855308.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on January 22, 2007, 10:13:43 AM
Hillington Parish Church,Norfolk yesterday:

http://www.rexfeatures.co.uk/cgi-bin/newshow?item=633784&section=N

courtesy Ken who provided the link at the BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on January 23, 2007, 07:10:09 AM
I love the coat and matching hat QEII wears in the above picture.  Thank you Lucien!!!

This woman is more stylish at 80 than all the other Royals with the exception of "Princess Pushy".

QEII looks better on her 80s than she ever did in her 50s & 60s.  The coat and hat remind me of something Diana would wear.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on January 24, 2007, 11:15:24 AM
Welcome Tampa.

http://www.rexfeatures.co.uk/cgi-bin/newshow?item=634154&section=N

Courtesy Ken who provided the link on the BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on January 24, 2007, 11:53:19 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8h7HtTXifps

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on January 26, 2007, 11:59:50 AM
Welcome Tampa.

http://www.rexfeatures.co.uk/cgi-bin/newshow?item=634154&section=N

Courtesy Ken who provided the link on the BRMB.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1169772260.html

courtesy Ademar GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on February 04, 2007, 08:16:33 AM
HM Queen Elisabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh will pay a one day visit to The Netherlands on february 5th on occasion of the 400th year anniversary of the English church at the Begijnhof,Amsterdam,where TM and HRH will attend service,afterwards they will visit the Amsterdam Historical Museum .

HM Queen Beatrix will welcome HM and HRH at Rotterdam airport that morning and,while HRH will attend a Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme,TM will visit the International Court of Justice,The Hague.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5531.asp

More info on tomorrows visit at the Benelux Royals thread,"Queen Beatrix".

Last time HM visited The Netherlands officially was in 1988,the William and Mary Year:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Beneluxroyal/msg/1170492554.html

Courtesy Marianne,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on February 04, 2007, 09:16:16 AM
Am I right in thinking that QEII and Queen Beatrix supposed to be good friends? Be interesting to see the photos of another overseas visit by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh! Am impressed how they carry on. :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on February 04, 2007, 10:42:55 AM
http://members3.boardhost.com/Beneluxroyal/msg/1170492554.html

Courtesy Marianne,BRMB.

Queen Beatrix loooks wonderful and glamerous in this picture.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on February 04, 2007, 11:48:30 PM
"Five Gold Rings",a new exhibition at Windsor Castle marking the Diamond Wedding Aniversary:

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/default.asp?action=article&ID=404

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on February 05, 2007, 02:45:01 PM
Places her Majesty and The Duke visited in Amsterdam today:

Courtesy Joris.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1170491248.html

And from the last time HM was there,1988:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1170526109.html

More info and pics on todays visit,at the Benelux thread,(would be dubble posting,taking up space etc etc),so I hope you understand.

HM and HRH were warmly welcomed,and sent off,by a large crowd today,who had waited for hours in the cold,I know,I was there as well.To see HM not too large stature,and The Duke is almost an emotional and certainly an historical experience.Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II tomorrow is a Monarch for 55 years,almost monumental,very moving.God bless Her.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Beneluxroyal/msg/1170705580.html

Am I right in thinking that QEII and Queen Beatrix supposed to be good friends? Be interesting to see the photos of another overseas visit by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh! Am impressed how they carry on. :)

Yes Eddie,they ARE good friends,and more,there's a warm and strong bond between them,and I was so fortunate to watch it all today.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on February 05, 2007, 02:56:58 PM
Thank you Lucien!! :) I would love to have seen it. So glad they were well received!!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on February 05, 2007, 03:52:14 PM
Thank you Lucien!! :) I would love to have seen it. So glad they were well received!!

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f17/queen-elisabeth-prince-philp-visit-netherlands-feb-2007-a-11637-2.html

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=12009&zoektype=2&search=05-02-2007%20Amsterdam

Courtesy PPE.

Arrival for lunch at Huis ten Bosch Palace,attended by many members of the dutch RF:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Beneluxroyal/msg/1170713243.html

Courtesy Martijn,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on February 05, 2007, 04:53:04 PM
The warmest of greetings/welcome:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1170686548.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1170686854.html

Courtesy Ademar,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Vecchiolarry on February 06, 2007, 11:59:23 AM
Hello,

Today is the 55th anniversary of Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne.
I don't think she actually celebrates it though as it is also the date her father, George VI, died.

Larry
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on February 06, 2007, 12:18:24 PM
Thank you Vecchiolarry - The Queen usually spends this day at Sandringham. Is she there now I wonder, she was only in Holland yesterday!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on February 11, 2007, 04:55:02 AM
Places her Majesty and The Duke visited in Amsterdam today:

Courtesy Joris.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1170491248.html

And from the last time HM was there,1988:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1170526109.html

HM and HRH were warmly welcomed,and sent off,by a large crowd today,who had waited for hours in the cold,I know,I was there as well.To see HM not too large stature,and The Duke is almost an emotional and certainly an historical experience.Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II tomorrow is a Monarch for 55 years,almost monumental,very moving.God bless Her.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Beneluxroyal/msg/1170705580.html

Am I right in thinking that QEII and Queen Beatrix supposed to be good friends? Be interesting to see the photos of another overseas visit by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh! Am impressed how they carry on. :)

Yes Eddie,they ARE good friends,and more,there's a warm and strong bond between them,and I was so fortunate to watch it all today.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-02-2007%20Queen

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-02-2007%20Peace%20Palace

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-02-2007%20Amsterdam

Courtesy PPE/Mr.Albert Nieboer/Mr.Buys and Mr.Edwin Veloo.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on February 14, 2007, 11:02:21 PM
Buckingham Palace yesterday:

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5662.asp

and courtesy to the posters at the GREMB:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1171469509.html

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on February 14, 2007, 11:08:34 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/20161.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on February 14, 2007, 11:14:35 PM
Beautifull!Thank you Valentine... :-* ;D
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on February 16, 2007, 10:51:31 PM
Queen Elizabeth II

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9264/coroqueenorb500nxs4.th.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coroqueenorb500nxs4.jpg)

(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/5003/philipmountbatten192120dh5.th.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=philipmountbatten192120dh5.jpg)

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/2543/philipmountbatten19216xv0.th.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=philipmountbatten19216xv0.jpg)

(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/8936/qu26doeweddingto1.th.png) (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=qu26doeweddingto1.png)

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3729/queenelizabeththesecondca9.th.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=queenelizabeththesecondca9.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on February 17, 2007, 08:53:07 AM
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5835.asp?id=9

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on February 20, 2007, 08:23:27 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/2153032.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/1625621.jpg)

I think you can really see the resemblance between Philip and Harry here.


Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on March 02, 2007, 10:04:26 AM
HM last wednesday,at Old Bailey...nothing serious tho..:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1172675675.html

Courtesy Mariane,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Viscount on March 10, 2007, 06:58:35 AM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queenclose.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/CA003479.jpg)

HM The Queen is getting more like her dear old Granny!  I wish I'd met Queen Mary.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queenEMMM2.jpg)

The full portrait of HM - which I think is extremely lifelike and so much better than Rolf's !!!!!


The Viscount
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on March 13, 2007, 03:54:45 AM
HM attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey,yesterday.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1173743529.html

Courtesy Brent,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on March 13, 2007, 01:29:38 PM
The State Visit from Ghana,London today:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1173798772.html

Courtesy Brent,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on March 13, 2007, 02:13:56 PM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queenclose.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/CA003479.jpg)

HM The Queen is getting more like her dear old Granny!  I wish I'd met Queen Mary.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queenEMMM2.jpg)

The full portrait of HM - which I think is extremely lifelike and so much better than Rolf's !!!!!

The Viscount

Absolutely! Rolf's was terrible and rubbish, I loathe it! The portrait above is very good and I agree quite lifelike and appropriate. Who painted it? I love to see  HM in the Garter Robes with the Star like that.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on March 13, 2007, 03:44:52 PM
I like the Rolf Harris one!

It's not so grand and imposing as many of Elizabeth's formal portraits but, as Queen Victoria would say, it's very "like"!  ;D
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on March 14, 2007, 12:51:27 AM
Well that's a different opinion, most people I know hate it.  :) But my feelings are clouded by my inability to stand Rolf himself.  :-X
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on March 17, 2007, 04:04:18 PM
Wonderfull thread.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1174032600.html

Courtesy Ademar,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on March 20, 2007, 08:31:01 AM
The resemblance between EII and Queen Mary was commented on in an early age. As Time magazine reported, while covering EII being a bridesmaid for Marina & George Kent, she "looks as much like Queen Mary as a child of six possibly can."
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on March 20, 2007, 11:10:04 AM
Yes it is a very strong resemblance I think.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ashdean on March 20, 2007, 12:30:08 PM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queenclose.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/CA003479.jpg)

HM The Queen is getting more like her dear old Granny!  I wish I'd met Queen Mary.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queenEMMM2.jpg)

The full portrait of HM - which I think is extremely lifelike and so much better than Rolf's !!!!!

The Viscount

Absolutely! Rolf's was terrible and rubbish, I loathe it! The portrait above is very good and I agree quite lifelike and appropriate. Who painted it? I love to see  HM in the Garter Robes with the Star like that.
I think that the Queen could not resemble anyone better than her grandmother..the finest Queen consort in our history....
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on March 21, 2007, 12:25:04 PM
HM and The Duke hosted a reception for MP's,Buckingham Palace,last night.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1174482584.html

courtesy Ademar,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on March 21, 2007, 10:35:10 PM
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will be visiting Jamestown for their anniversary celebrations and I can guarantee you I'll be staking out a spot.  :) It's either May 2/3 or 3/4.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on March 22, 2007, 02:26:34 AM
Looking forward to your pictures GDElla.Hope you can get your lens around the security boys,and if you can,focus on the little Lady with the feathery hat.I waited for hours early last month here in Amsterdam,just to get a good shot of a little feather waving over the roof of the Rolls.It was dark upon departing,both TM were all smiles and waving and right in front of me,but my camera failed me as I noticed on returning home.And besides that,thought it rude to snap a shot right in their faces,didn't feel well somehow,like intrusion,so I smiled and bowed my head a little instead. :P
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on March 22, 2007, 04:39:05 AM
Approaching 81 and 86 respectively, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh don't seem to be pruning, far less cutting back on their duties, as was announced last year.

In anybody's language, they are a remarkable couple - and still smiling.

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on March 22, 2007, 07:41:15 AM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queenclose.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/CA003479.jpg)

HM The Queen is getting more like her dear old Granny!  I wish I'd met Queen Mary.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d78/Mountbatten/queenEMMM2.jpg)

The full portrait of HM - which I think is extremely lifelike and so much better than Rolf's !!!!!

The Viscount

Absolutely! Rolf's was terrible and rubbish, I loathe it! The portrait above is very good and I agree quite lifelike and appropriate. Who painted it? I love to see  HM in the Garter Robes with the Star like that.
I think that the Queen could not resemble anyone better than her grandmother..the finest Queen consort in our history....

The resemblance is great, but I prefer several other Queen Consorts, my favourite is Queen Alexandra, the finest Queen consort in our history in my opinion.  :D
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on March 29, 2007, 02:42:43 PM
HM last week thursday:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1175185062.html

HM last tuesday:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1175185603.html

HM this morning:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1175186329.html

Courtesy Torkel,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on March 29, 2007, 11:38:00 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/31e8_11a.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/2153032-1.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/29998921.jpg)
(I always really liked this picture of the young couple)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/29999121.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on March 30, 2007, 04:08:28 AM
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/th_p_youngcarriage.jpg) (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/p_youngcarriage.jpg)

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/th_savely.jpg) (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/savely.jpg)

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/th_jubileesmall02.jpg) (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/jubileesmall02.jpg)

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/th_fullred.jpg) (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/fullred.jpg)

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/th_fullbwqueen.jpg) (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/fullbwqueen.jpg)

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/th_colorliz.jpg) (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/LOVELY%20mostly/colorliz.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Belochka on April 02, 2007, 06:56:42 PM
I found something quite amusing about this image.

Sorry about the "pink tone" and the poor quality.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/sadbear/QEIItennisMarch2007.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on April 03, 2007, 06:43:56 AM
It has been a much talked about image. It is kind of amusing and kind of poignant at the same time. :-\
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 06, 2007, 11:19:14 AM
Maundy Thursday Service,Manchester Cathedral.

http://www.isifa.com/reportage_ed.php?repid=112478

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 08, 2007, 01:13:01 PM
HM and the "true rulers" of the Palaces & Castles,they look adorable,but can engage in fights among eachother that will send the Queen fleeing to the next room on more than one occasion,still,the only person who loves them,is....yes.Most,if not all others "strongly dislike" them,and the other way 'round.
 ::)

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1176048620.html

courtesy Nikola,GREMB.



 
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 09, 2007, 04:22:03 PM
HM and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the rededication of the Memorial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge,France today:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1176135852.html

Courtesy Brock,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 09, 2007, 04:54:58 PM
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of HM firtst State Visit to France,wonderfull footage:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1176131223.html

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Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Emperor of the Dominions on April 09, 2007, 06:54:24 PM
Thank you so much Lucien. A real treat indeed !

R.I.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 09, 2007, 11:40:27 PM
Easter at Windsor:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=08-04-2007%20Windsor%20Castle

Courtesy PPE/Albert Nieboer.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 16, 2007, 08:14:46 AM
Thank you so much Lucien. A real treat indeed !
R.I.

Paris,50 years ago,some more:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1176578597.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1176578908.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1176586973.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1176587832.html

Dinner at the Louvre:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1176588196.html

Courtesy Ademar,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Emperor of the Dominions on April 16, 2007, 10:53:07 AM
Thanks again Lucien.

They certainly were glittering and glamourous events. HM certainly stole the whole show, taking with her 3 important tiaras and jewellery suites.

R.I.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on April 16, 2007, 10:55:09 AM
Yes, that is a great site.  It is very interesting but a little bit hard to navigate. 

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on April 17, 2007, 12:10:09 PM
I loved the video of the Queen in Paris. HM looked so beautiful and Prince Philip was so handsome. :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: B5218 on April 18, 2007, 12:10:07 PM
Artist Douglas Chandor 1952 - gift of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt to the British Embassy in Washington DC
from Life Magazine 10/20/1952

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/B5218/scan1952.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on April 19, 2007, 04:08:31 PM
I don't know if this has been mentioned before or if it will actually happen:

http://content.meevee.com/?q=node/fullstory/4350

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 20, 2007, 05:17:33 PM
Today,april 21st,Her Majesty celebrates her 81st birthday.

 :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on April 20, 2007, 08:11:04 PM
Yes Queen Elizabeth II turns 81 today on April 21,2007 Happy Birthday Queen of 16 countries.

Happy 81st Birthday
(http://www.royalsignatures.com/images/HM%20Queen%20Elizabeth%20II%20Signed%20Photo%201954.jpg)

God save the queen
God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

O Lord, our God, arise,
Scatter her enemies,
And make them fall.
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix,
God save us all.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 21, 2007, 02:33:45 AM
Lovely Elizabeth~Princess!!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 21, 2007, 03:33:30 AM
Happy Birthday wishes at the GREMB,courtesy the posters at the GREMB.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1177120285.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1177128823.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1177133045.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on April 21, 2007, 03:43:21 AM
Thank you Lucien!! Long may she reign over us!! :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on April 21, 2007, 06:07:35 AM
Happy Birthday to Her Majesty the Queen!

God Save the Queen!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on April 21, 2007, 07:18:43 AM
Thanks  Eddieboy_uk !!! May the God bless our precious queen.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on April 21, 2007, 08:16:45 AM
Many happy returns of the day to Her Majesty!

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 21, 2007, 11:35:27 AM
Some more,courtesy Brent,GREMB:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1177168617.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on April 25, 2007, 01:06:31 AM
Program for the State Visit to the US.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5531.asp
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on April 30, 2007, 08:58:41 AM
How come when I go weeding out the clutter in my closets this doesn't happen to me?

Queen finds £50m Caravaggio in a storeroom
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=415662&in_page_id=1770
Title: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Lemur on May 01, 2007, 09:51:47 AM
I'm getting very excited, only a couple of days to go! Who is going to go? We can post reports and pictures in this thread as it all happens.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 01, 2007, 10:34:19 AM
I'm going! I live about 30 mins  away from Jamestown.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 01, 2007, 12:44:44 PM
Oh yes that happened quite a while ago. And now they have an exhibiton - The Art of Italy in the Royal Collection.

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/theartofitaly/highlights.asp

It is REALLY really impressive. Such amazing treasures in the Royal Collection. That's why the Windsors are the most grand monarchy, well it's one of the reasons! :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 01, 2007, 01:21:45 PM
The new Vanity Fair (with Bruce Willis on the cover) has a portfolio of EII photographed by Annie Liebowitz. Should be good. Have any of the photos leaked yet? I don't think the issue has hit the newsstands yet.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Helen_Azar on May 01, 2007, 06:08:40 PM
I am going to be there this coming weekend, but looks like I will miss the Queen's actual visit....
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Robert_Hall on May 01, 2007, 07:39:58 PM
Funny- I leave for England this weekend. She will have to come back to see me!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on May 01, 2007, 10:53:07 PM
The new Vanity Fair (with Bruce Willis on the cover) has a portfolio of EII photographed by Annie Liebowitz. Should be good. Have any of the photos leaked yet? I don't think the issue has hit the newsstands yet.

Here's a link to one,impressive:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1178071397.html

Courtesy Rudolf,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 01, 2007, 11:00:51 PM
Thanks, Lucien. I had read after posting that at least one photo was due to be released 1 May--I guess this is it.  :)

Interesting that Annie Liebowitz was going for the 'Cecil Beaton' look and remarks on how she likes tradition. EII certainly gave her plenty with her choices (left up to her) for her wardrobe and jewels:

"For her portrait, the Queen chose a Stewart Parvin gown of champagne duchesse satin embroidered white gold thread and a white fur stole. She set off the dress with the dazzling Queen Mary "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" Tiara. This was given to the future Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1893 having been bought from Garrard, the London jeweller, by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1947 Queen Mary gave it to her granddaughter as a wedding present. It was originally a diamond festoon-and-scroll design surmounted by nine large oriental pearls on diamond spikes and set on a bandeau base of alternate round and lozenge collets between two plain bands of diamonds, but the Queen, as here, usually wears it without the base or pearls.The Queen also chose another wedding present, the glittering Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, commissioned by the Nizam and made by Cartier. She teamed this with the large Queen Mary's bow brooch, another gift from her grandmother."

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/graphics/2007/05/02/nportrait02.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 02, 2007, 08:58:21 AM
I love the photograph.  :D

However, the Queen is wearing the tiara with its base - it looks much better like that I think.

(http://static.sky.com/images/pictures/1530432.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on May 02, 2007, 04:15:33 PM
I love this portrait.  This is how a real Queen looks!!  :-*
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on May 02, 2007, 04:28:38 PM
She even looks a bit like Helen Mirrer!

It is a wonderful photograph which will undoubtedly become a valuable historical record of a long, successful reign.

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 02, 2007, 04:44:21 PM
I think Ian Jones says it best:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=O2F3NZEBLJ0T5QFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/05/02/nportrait102.xml

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TampaBay on May 02, 2007, 07:31:27 PM
According to my private sources, the QUEEN is in Kentucy (privately) this weekend for the Kentucky Derby!!!

TampaBay
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 02, 2007, 08:39:25 PM
Yes, that's been all over the (private) papers.  ;) :D Apparently, she has wanted to attend, being a huge racing fan, for many years.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TampaBay on May 02, 2007, 09:01:56 PM
Yes, that's been all over the (private) papers.  ;) :D Apparently, she has wanted to attend, being a huge racing fan, for many years.


OK, I am three days late and five ponds short!!!  ;D ;D ;D


I got a call today at work  (with three other phone lines ringing) from a friend of my father's and step mother's who claimed to have been in the same room with QEII.

Knowing this friend it could be 100% percent true or 100% percent made up to get my goat!

More to come.....

TampaBay
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Robert_Hall on May 02, 2007, 09:43:50 PM
TB- LOTS of people have been in the same room [or garden] as the Queen in over 60 years of her reign! Even ME!
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TampaBay on May 03, 2007, 05:15:35 AM
I did not know you were in the same room, garden,.....football stadium with QEII.

I am IMPRESSED! 

TampaBay
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Robert_Hall on May 03, 2007, 07:35:37 AM
TB- Don't be.  I was just one in several thousand and I did not meet her personally. I've run into all the royals over the past 30 years always unplanned. [theatres, museum openings, etc.]
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 03, 2007, 09:40:29 AM
Well I have one....I was at the Kentucky Derby 100th running in 1974 and ran into Princess Margaret on the way to the bathroom that evening. We were having a party in the room right next to the one where the diginitaries' party was being given (including Bob Hope etc). I was leaving the men's room as she was coming toward the ladies room right next door; she was radiant and beautiful and quite frankly I immediately thought of Audrey Hepburn (although it may have been youthful awe). We caught eyes, she smiled as did I and that was that!
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 03, 2007, 12:54:56 PM
Live webcast of the Queen's visit to the Capital

http://queensvisit.governor.virginia.gov/main.asp?pg=event&sub=webcast

The webcast is expected to begin at approximately 3:30pm and run until about 5:00pm. It will cover:

The Queen's Walkabout
Arrival and Greetings Ceremony on the Capitol's South Portico steps
Capitol Tour
The Queen's Speech to the General Assembly


The musician's are already jamming!  :)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Robert_Hall on May 03, 2007, 01:54:29 PM
We had her here, in Calif. in 1983. What a mess! Hope it all goes much better for you in VA.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on May 03, 2007, 04:24:08 PM
Wonderful image - I love the way the Queen is looking over the gardens, almost wistfully. I think it would of looked more regal had she been standing...
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 03, 2007, 05:14:18 PM
I think it is a great photo as well and agree that a standing pose may have been superior.

to me, she casts an image similar to some of the better photos of Dona in her latter heyday mature pre war period.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 03, 2007, 07:39:10 PM
Ick, chilly and rain today for her.  :( It was mid-70s, sunny with a light breeze earlier in the week.

Some reaction:

"She's the original female CEO. She does it all: God, country, duty, family," said Betsy Marks, 50, of Ashland, Virginia, who, like many of the women at Queen Elizabeth's arrival ceremony wore a straw hat in the style of the monarch. "It's magical, it's little girls in fairy tales and princesses and all that," said her friend, Marina Winks, also 50, of Lynchburg, Virginia"


(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74065952.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343486B5A3DC8E48B46AA)

Richmond, UNITED STATES: Queen Elizabeth II walks by a Native American Indian as she arrives for a visit to the State Capitol Building in Richmond, Virginia, 03 May 2007.

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74064775.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA65233434847899055E9DED2CC)

WILLIAMSBURG, VA - MAY 03: HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Williamsburg in an open carriage on May 3, 2007 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74065852.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348D39ED550C557B23E)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74061973.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348CA5D6BCCD819FCE8)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 03, 2007, 07:42:17 PM
The weather was already so gray, I wish she'd worn one of her lovely bright suits but oh well. They were delayed coming off the plane by 20 mins because of problems arranging the red carpet. Someone's in trouble!

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74061737.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348B781ECC6150990DB)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74061869.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA65233434862BEB66DA24D5B51)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74061385.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA65233434892C6AB010EAD5C3E)

The honor guard representing all the branches of the military.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 03, 2007, 07:45:17 PM
Her previous visit to Williamsburg & Jamestown:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/73982285.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19318A31BE3974C4F05634BB504B0F8E917)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/50338879.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=4996399091E83186275B4459222D1C99810F755E003CBEB8)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/50338436.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=4996399091E8318654D78DFA788F207A4EF3EA9A178B7582)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/50338433.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=4996399091E8318654D78DFA788F207AC7631F868A8C7D54)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 03, 2007, 07:47:19 PM
(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/50338432.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=4996399091E8318654D78DFA788F207A4E9C89C783688B46)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/50338429.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=4996399091E83186F5EBCC8A50CD022F810F755E003CBEB8)

carriage ride in Williamsburg

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/50470484.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=4996399091E8318673F42C8305DC6DF0F06BF04B24B4128C)

at the plaque commemorating the 350th anniversary of Jamestown
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 03, 2007, 07:56:15 PM
After the speech, the queen met briefly with students and faculty from Virginia Tech, including three who were wounded. Among them was Katelyn Carney, who was shot in the hand during the massacre and presented the queen with a bracelet with 32 jewels — one for each person slain — in the school’s colors, maroon and orange.

“My heart goes out to the students, friends and families of those killed and to the many others who have been affected, some of whom I shall be meeting shortly,” the queen said during the speech. “On behalf of the people of the United Kingdom, I extend my deepest sympathies at this time of such grief and sorrow.”

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 03, 2007, 08:55:50 PM
And there are still more photos to come! I can't wait to see the Vanity Fair portfolio.

Boy, does she look like her grandmother, Queen Mary. And inherited her ability to not look swamped by royal trappings.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 03, 2007, 10:44:14 PM
There are photos and videos available at the local news site here in Hampton Roads:

http://www.wvec.com/
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TampaBay on May 04, 2007, 05:58:28 AM
After the speech, the queen met briefly with students and faculty from Virginia Tech, including three who were wounded. Among them was Katelyn Carney, who was shot in the hand during the massacre and presented the queen with a bracelet with 32 jewels — one for each person slain — in the school’s colors, maroon and orange.

“My heart goes out to the students, friends and families of those killed and to the many others who have been affected, some of whom I shall be meeting shortly,” the queen said during the speech. “On behalf of the people of the United Kingdom, I extend my deepest sympathies at this time of such grief and sorrow.”



Just an excellent example of why there is and always will be a special relationship between the USA and UK (England).

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 04, 2007, 06:36:58 AM
I think I will like this sitting pose the best - to me the picture is perfect. But there may be a standing pose to come. I wish everyone in HM's family had the same kind of dignity that she does!
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 04, 2007, 06:40:26 AM
Oh, that's so sad.  :'( What a great job done by the Queen. I don't think I would have the strength to see all that sorrow so close.

GDE - I cannot see some of your pictures ???
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Eddie_uk on May 04, 2007, 06:46:54 AM
I liked the photo of the bags! They look so dated!!

The Queen stepped out in style!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 04, 2007, 08:46:46 AM
The Cover - standing :D

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/VanityFairDM0405_228x327.jpg)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 04, 2007, 06:08:51 PM
(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74077704.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348319661F3441502B9)

WILLIAMSBURG, VA - MAY 4: Queen Elizabeth II on the second day of her U.S. tour on May 4, 2007 in Williamsburg, Virginia. (Photo by Pool/Tim Graham/Getty Images)

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JAMESTOWN, VA - MAY 04: HRH Queen Elizabeth II tours William and Mary College on May 4, 2007 in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is the second day of a six day state visit of the United States to commemorate the 400 year anniversary of the Settlement of Jamestown. This will be the fourth time that Her Majesty and His Royal Highness have visited the US. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Virginia from 3rd to 4th May. On 5th May, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will attend the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74074266.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348C1A50E64851662AB)

That is a huge pin! Does anyone know what it's called?



Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 04, 2007, 06:10:00 PM
(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74074017.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348A1AD32BEA449D652)

WILLIAMSBURG, VA - MAY 4: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip receive gifts at Jamestown Settlement on the second day of their USA tour on May 4, 2007 in Williamsburg, VA. This is the second day of a six day state visit of the United States to commemorate the 400 year anniversary of the Settlement of Jamestown. This will be the fourth time that Her Majesty and His Royal Highness have visited the US. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Virginia from 3rd to 4th May. On 5th May, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will attend the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74073855.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348A9A31A00375808EE)

The Queen And The Duke Of Edinburgh Arrive In Jamestown Settlement (Fort)
WILLAMSBURG, VA - MAY 04: HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh tour Jamestown on May 4, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia. This is the second day of a six day state visit of the United States to commemorate the 400 year anniversary of the Settlement of Jamestown. This will be the fourth time that Her Majesty and His Royal Highness have visited the US. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Virginia from 3rd to 4th May. On 5th May, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will attend the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Jim Young-Pool/Getty Images)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TampaBay on May 04, 2007, 08:22:38 PM
I love QEII's  hat in the above pictures.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on May 04, 2007, 08:25:57 PM
Is this the Uk or USA edition???

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 05, 2007, 11:04:16 AM
UK.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 05, 2007, 02:02:19 PM
I love the photograph.  :D

However, the Queen is wearing the tiara with its base - it looks much better like that I think.

(http://static.sky.com/images/pictures/1530432.jpg)

to me, they look like near mirror images. Thoughts?

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a111/eurochief/2960288040094285158NxRnNW_ph.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ashdean on May 05, 2007, 02:22:54 PM
I love the photograph.  :D

However, the Queen is wearing the tiara with its base - it looks much better like that I think.

(http://static.sky.com/images/pictures/1530432.jpg)
I cannot understand why HM is wearing pearl earrings with her diamond tiara,necklace & bow brooch ...when she countless pairs of diamond earrings....
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 05, 2007, 02:27:13 PM
Well, there are pearls on the tiara, brooch and, I think, necklace.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TampaBay on May 05, 2007, 07:58:06 PM
Watched the Kentucky Derby on TV.  The Qeen looked magnificent as usual. 

She looked as if she was REALLY having a wonderful time!

I hope she enjoyed Louisville, Kentucky.  I di the lasst time I was in Louisville.


Tampaay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 06, 2007, 06:02:22 AM
I cannot see any pearls on the tiara (they were all removed and replaced with diamonds), brooch or necklace.  ???

But I think the pearl earrings look great with all the diamonds. I prefer Marina's bigger bow brooch, which was sold by Katherine Kent. >:(
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on May 06, 2007, 06:35:46 AM
I wonder why she sold the bow brooch.


TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alexander1917 on May 06, 2007, 07:50:22 AM
Well, there are pearls on the tiara, brooch and, I think, necklace

"The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara" has'nt got any pearls any more, and the Nizim necklace (shown at the BP opening 2006) is of clear diamonds.

I thinks those pearl drops are those from Queen Victoria.

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alexander1917 on May 06, 2007, 07:54:34 AM
I wonder why she sold the bow brooch.


TampaBay

I thinks Kathrine Kent does:nt like "large" jewels. she sold not only the bow brooch (Marina get it from her grandmother, Grandduchess Vladimir (Miechen) via her mother at her wed.) Kat. altered also the sapphire tiara and necklace...discussed a time ago
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 06, 2007, 11:27:29 AM
I wonder why she sold the bow brooch.


TampaBay

Because she has bad taste! Witness what she did with the Kent parure, making a ''new tiara'' from the sapphire necklace.  ::)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 06, 2007, 12:54:09 PM
Her Majesty seen in new light for Leibovitz portrait
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=452977&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source=

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queenALMS0505_468x453.jpg)

Mirren snubs dinner invite from the Queen
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=452981&in_page_id=1773&in_a_source=

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/mirrenqueenMS0505_154x100.jpg)

Mirren snubs dinner invite from the Queen
Helen Mirren has astonished the Queen and her closest advisers by turning down a personal invitation to dinner at Buckingham Palace
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 06, 2007, 02:24:16 PM
I cannot see any pearls on the tiara (they were all removed and replaced with diamonds), brooch or necklace.  ???

But I think the pearl earrings look great with all the diamonds. I prefer Marina's bigger bow brooch, which was sold by Katherine Kent. >:(

Aren't those pearls on the top of the tiara?

(http://static.sky.com/images/pictures/1530432.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 06, 2007, 02:25:19 PM
I wonder why she sold the bow brooch.


TampaBay

Because she has bad taste! Witness what she did with the Kent parure, making a ''new tiara'' from the sapphire necklace.  ::)

There's also money shortages.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 06, 2007, 02:30:04 PM
No they are diamonds on the top of the tiara. The picture is not very clear, I will get this issue when it comes out in Australia to have a close look.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on May 06, 2007, 04:55:06 PM
Mirren snubs dinner invite from the Queen
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=452981&in_page_id=1773&in_a_source=
Mirren snubs dinner invite from the Queen
Helen Mirren has astonished the Queen and her closest advisers by turning down a personal invitation to dinner at Buckingham Palace

If one reads the article, it becomes quite obvious that Helen Mirren has not "snubbed" the Queen at all.  She has apologized that she will not be able to attend as she has unavoidable work commitments out of the country.  If she shunned these, dozens of people would probably be out of work and at an enormous financial cost.  I'm sure the Queen has more of an understanding of these things than is indicated here.  ;)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 06, 2007, 09:44:41 PM
It's too bad Helen Miren couldn't go, it would have been an interesting dinner!!  I wonder how the Queen would have greeted "the Queen".  But you have to give HM credit for trying to invite Helen for dinner.  If someone had played me in a film so well and pointed out my little quirks I would have wanted as little contact as possible with the person.  Well, then again it just how gracious a person HM is.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alexander1917 on May 07, 2007, 05:56:36 AM
I cannot see any pearls on the tiara (they were all removed and replaced with diamonds), brooch or necklace.  ???

But I think the pearl earrings look great with all the diamonds. I prefer Marina's bigger bow brooch, which was sold by Katherine Kent. >:(

Aren't those pearls on the top of the tiara?

(http://static.sky.com/images/pictures/1530432.jpg)


Queen Mary removed the Pearls and reset large diamond collets. It's the "Grils of GB and IRE Tiara"!!!
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 07:48:26 AM
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KENTUCKY, KY - MAY 5: Queen Elizabeth II poses with the winner's trophy for the Kentucky Derby on the third day of her USA tour on May 5, 2007 in Kentucky, KY. (Photo by POOL/ Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)

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Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 07:51:33 AM
At the Kentucky Derby:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74082604.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343480E7D7AF4879E626B)

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(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74082200.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348ED92073BC2874891)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74082090.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343484777CBC3B7B03092)

I really like her in these brighter colors. Next, on to DC for the Administration's first white-tie State dinner. We should see some royal glitter then.  :)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Eddie_uk on May 07, 2007, 08:04:58 AM
Thank you GD Ella, lovely pics and the Queen looks wonderful - I don't recognise the brooch she is wearing? I wonder if it's new.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 07, 2007, 09:20:49 AM
Is her arrival at the White House going to be aired live?

I recall when she arrived in 1976, the event was live. There were two announcers doing the "live action"--one was Julia Childs and the other a man who I think was a dignitary from the British embassy or counselate. When EII emerged from her car, the man announcer went near hysterical with pride, glee, and adoration; he was almost gasping with pleasure at how well he thought she looked. He specifically commented that criticisms about her style over the years had no relevance at that moment as she looked in every inch a gorgeous queen. Hope she has the same effect tonight!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 07, 2007, 02:18:11 PM
Mirren snubs dinner invite from the Queen
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=452981&in_page_id=1773&in_a_source=
Mirren snubs dinner invite from the Queen
Helen Mirren has astonished the Queen and her closest advisers by turning down a personal invitation to dinner at Buckingham Palace

If one reads the article, it becomes quite obvious that Helen Mirren has not "snubbed" the Queen at all.  She has apologized that she will not be able to attend as she has unavoidable work commitments out of the country.  If she shunned these, dozens of people would probably be out of work and at an enormous financial cost.  I'm sure the Queen has more of an understanding of these things than is indicated here.  ;)

Yes that's definitely the case, it was not really a snub. But personally if the Queen asked me to dinner, I would drop everything, no matter what!  ;)

Blundering Bush makes ANOTHER gaffe as he welcomes the Queen
President George W Bush managed to make another of his famous gaffes as he welcomed the Queen to the White House ahead of a white-tie state banquet in her honour...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=453199&in_page_id=1811

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/Queen2AP0705_468x383.jpg)
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Factfile: The Queen and the U.S. presidents
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=453207&in_page_id=1811
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 07, 2007, 02:26:20 PM
Queen at White House (http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/QueenPA0705_60x60.jpg)

The Queen at the White House in Washington DC during her state visit. She last visited the US in 1991 when Bush's father was president.

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/img/galleries/queenbush/Queen1R0705_450x367.jpg)
The Queen and George Bush accompanied by Prince Philip and Barbara Bush on the balcony of the White House
(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/img/galleries/queenbush/Queen2AP0705_450x332.jpg)
The official welcome ceremony took place on the White House's South Lawn. Bush made a gaffe during his speech and then said that the Queen gave him a look that 'only a mother could give a child.'  ::)
(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/img/galleries/queenbush/Queen30705_450x332.jpg)
The President and the Queen inspect the troops.
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The Queen, dressed in white, inspects the troops during her state visit.
(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/img/galleries/queenbush/Queen5G0705_450x344.jpg)
The Queen and Prince Philip are on a 6-day tour of the US.
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The Queen and George Bush leave the White House to join the official welcome on the South Lawn of the White House.
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Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 07, 2007, 03:12:52 PM
Does or should Mrs. Bush curtsey to the Queen??  I am pretty sure I saw a picture of Mrs. Chirac doing so.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 07, 2007, 04:52:19 PM
The jockey that won the Kentucky Derby was also invited to the dinner.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 07, 2007, 06:36:16 PM
The video can be watched at www.whitehouse.gov. The video includes the arrival and Queen Elizabeth's speech.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Janet_W. on May 07, 2007, 06:57:25 PM
It's no surprise that Dubya, despite his age, both requires and is wary of mothering. But how sad that upon making a gaffe he tries to cover it with a lame comment that, in effect, attempts to marginalize a longtime head of state. One wonders if Dubya would have done the same to Winston Churchill. But yes, given his supreme lack of gravitas plus his tendency to fall back on adolescent jokiness, it isn't dificult to envision Dubya playing the goof in front of anyone and in any situation, nuclear holocaust included.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 07, 2007, 07:01:19 PM
Well, Mrs. Bush convinced the President to have a white-tie state dinner and I believe it was a good choice.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Arleen on May 07, 2007, 07:24:15 PM
Bush is the most embarassing president America has ever had!

I am really sorry UK....we love the Queen here too.

Arleen
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Vecchiolarry on May 07, 2007, 07:29:48 PM
Hi,

I had to laugh that 'Dubya' was reading off all those British names from the past.  I bet he needed to be told who and what they were.  "Who's this guy and why am I naming him??"!!!!!!  can't you just hear it.....

And, he did mention that great old charter - - "The Magner Carter"......  What would we do without that???

Larry
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TampaBay on May 07, 2007, 08:10:52 PM
(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/img/galleries/queenbush/Queen2AP0705_450x332.jpg)
The official welcome ceremony took place on the White House's South Lawn. Bush made a gaffe during his speech and then said that the Queen gave him a look that 'only a mother could give a child.'  ::)

I think QEII looks absolutely lovely in this photo.  I see her mother in her here.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on May 07, 2007, 08:12:29 PM
The jockey that won the Kentucky Derby was also invited to the dinner.

-Duke of NJ


Well of course!! It not like QEII came th see the president!  ;D ;D

TampaBay
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Leuchtenberg on May 07, 2007, 08:58:08 PM
Does or should Mrs. Bush curtsey to the Queen??  I am pretty sure I saw a picture of Mrs. Chirac doing so.

-Duke of NJ

Americans do not bow or curtsey to royalty.   I couldn't even imagine Laura Bush doing so.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Leuchtenberg on May 07, 2007, 08:59:02 PM
It's no surprise that Dubya, despite his age, both requires and is wary of mothering. But how sad that upon making a gaffe he tries to cover it with a lame comment that, in effect, attempts to marginalize a longtime head of state. One wonders if Dubya would have done the same to Winston Churchill. But yes, given his supreme lack of gravitas plus his tendency to fall back on adolescent jokiness, it isn't dificult to envision Dubya playing the goof in front of anyone and in any situation, nuclear holocaust included.

The Queen has had a long life of having to suffer fools and her trip to Washington is no exception.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Belochka on May 07, 2007, 09:03:54 PM
Americans do not bow or curtsey to royalty.

Why not?  ???
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Leuchtenberg on May 07, 2007, 09:08:40 PM
Americans do not bow or curtsey to royalty.

Why not?  ???

Protocol has always dictated that Americans as part of a republic are not required to curtsey or bow.  Some do, I know, but it's not considered something that should be done.

Then again, I am sure that Nancy Reagan has always wished that the everyone worldwide would bow and scrape to her.  She's such "a nice little woman".  :D
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:11:38 PM
Maybe it would be nice to stick to royalty and not politics.  :)

"When the Queen stopped last week in Richmond, the majority leader of Virginia’s House of Delegates, Morgan Griffith, bowed upon her entrance into the legislative chamber. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper gushed in an editorial that “we are Elizabeth’s subjects and she our monarch for a day.” Those two acts of deference triggered a vitriolic retort from Marc Fisher, a senior columnist at the Washington Post. “No. We are no one’s subjects. We do not bow to kings and queens. When we forget this, we sully ourselves,” Fisher fumed. “In our country, all men are created equal.” Following a tradition begun - with some controversy - by Nancy Reagan in 1981, first lady Laura Bush did not curtsy upon meeting the Queen at the White House. "


(http://www.realcities.com/images/realcities/krwashington/17192/295575246968.jpg)

Anecdote about a previous White House visit by EII:

"In fact, Bush's real mother warned the queen about her son before their first meeting in 1991, when his father was president. At a White House luncheon for the visiting monarch, then-first lady Barbara Bush joked that she'd seated her eldest son at the far end of the table and told him to keep quiet. "Are you the black sheep of the family?" the queen asked George W. Bush, according to Barbara Bush's memoirs. "I guess that might be true," he replied. "Well, I guess all families have one," the queen said. "

Boy, do I wish I could've gone. Not only to see the Queen, but Peyton Manning (quarterback of my Indianapolis Colts) was there!

List of guests:

http://www.star-telegram.com/464/story/94222.html

Just like her grandmother, she has a Countess of Airlie there as a lady-in-waiting.  :)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Belochka on May 07, 2007, 09:17:50 PM
Thanks for your prompt replies.

Margarita  :)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:25:52 PM
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Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:28:20 PM
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Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:30:43 PM
I liked this back view of the tiara:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74094731.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343482814440DF6512190)

and the good side view of it:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74094761.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343484EEBF161800BF5C8)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:32:15 PM
And earlier:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74094185.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348ABF61E8A6F8D727C)

at the garden party at the British embassy:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74094035.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343480A3D8C97D8FEC0CB)

Whoopsee! Mickey Rooney kissing the Queen's hand:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74093681.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348586BC9285A6755E2)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: emeraldeyes on May 07, 2007, 09:44:35 PM
A few pictures of the state dinner tonight.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/US1.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/US2.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/US3.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/US4.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/US5.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/emeraldeyes1969/US6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:45:00 PM
(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74092275.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348977DF9D64306B08D)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74091824.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA65233434897E4A72CCC19D0EB)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74091748.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348A478B25803121E47)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74091667.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348F0BFC9D9C50A4023)

She's so petite.  :)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74091665.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343482D274FE7EF8D6C88)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:47:32 PM
Looks like we're duplicating a bit.  :) There are more photos of the dinner and visit on the Queen Visits Jamestown thread.

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,9400.new.html#new
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:50:21 PM
For the dinner:

"The centuries-old vermeil flatware and candelabras came from a London silversmith. A made-of-sugar replica of the queen's 1953 coronation rose graced the cake. English farmhouse cheeses accompanied the salad course. And the traditional ``special guest'' invited only at the last minute was sure to be of interest to an avid horse enthusiast such as the queen: Calvin Borel, the jockey who rode Street Sense to victory in the Kentucky Derby this weekend with the royals in attendance. ``It's an honor,'' Borel said as he arrived for the dinner. ``It's just like winning the Kentucky Derby - it might even be better.''....Gaffes aside, the day had the White House at its freshly painted best and brought excitement inside and outside its gates. Under lampposts adorned with the two countries' flags, throngs hoping for a rare glimpse of royalty lined Pennsylvania Avenue for much of the day. Hats of all shapes bobbed down the street....For the sixth state dinner of Bush's presidency, the State Dining Room was decked out in white and gold. Accompanied by a full honor cordon, the Bushes greeted the royals at the White House's north portico, helping the Queen from her car. Coordination ahead of time kept the ladies' attire from clashing. Mrs. Bush wore an aqua creation by Oscar de la Renta with silver beading and rhinestones and a bolero jacket, while the Queen had a cream gown with a sparkling bodice, a blue sash, gloves and a diamond tiara. After a quick photo in the Grand Foyer, the foursome went in to join their guests for dinner....The menu and entertainment were designed as a showcase of America's best: spring pea soup with U.S. caviar, Dover sole almondine, spring lamb with chanterelle sauce and local vegetables and an arugula, mustard greens and romaine salad, said executive chef Cristeta Comerford. Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman was playing violin. " (courtesy the Guardian)







Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:53:15 PM
Here are a couple of the more glittering:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74094789.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA65233434869D1533CE2883D27)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74094761.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343484EEBF161800BF5C8)

(good side view of the tiara)

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:56:52 PM
QE at the White House during the Ford administration:

(http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2006/obit.ford/interactive/gallery.ford/05.06.jpg)

with President Reagan in 1983 (though in San Francisco, not DC)--agh, that dress  :o

(http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/exhibits/dianawalker/images/Queen_Elizabeth_toast_and_ReaganL.jpg)

with Nancy Reagan in DC

(http://pro.corbis.com/images/AADS001425.jpg?size=67&uid={6b945e1f-6360-42f4-890d-41a9ac718c9d})

at the Bush White House in 1991

(http://pro.corbis.com/images/AADS001404.jpg?size=67&uid={8a4bbee4-0ee7-45d4-ad50-c4bb6b961114})
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 07, 2007, 09:58:58 PM
(http://www.christianfurr.com/queen_elizabeth%20II_files/Queen%20elizabeth%20II.JPG)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Taren on May 08, 2007, 03:06:37 AM
The guest list is interesting.  Elizabeth Hasselbeck?  Hahahahahahahaha.  Barbara Walters, I could see, but Hasselbeck?  Hahahahahahaha.

Elisabeth and her husband are huge Bush supporters, hence the invite. Barbara tries to remain objective, but she doesn't do a very good job of hiding her disdain for him, which I'm guessing, is why she wasn't invited.

I just watched the video of the president's speech and all I can say is....magna carter? I wish the man spoke English...
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 04:25:53 AM
Is her arrival at the White House going to be aired live?

I recall when she arrived in 1976, the event was live. There were two announcers doing the "live action"--one was Julia Childs and the other a man who I think was a dignitary from the British embassy or counselate. When EII emerged from her car, the man announcer went near hysterical with pride, glee, and adoration; he was almost gasping with pleasure at how well he thought she looked. He specifically commented that criticisms about her style over the years had no relevance at that moment as she looked in every inch a gorgeous queen. Hope she has the same effect tonight!

Gee, I would like to see what the Queen was wearing then and how she looked! Well she still does look great, 81 years old, but great.

Bush's speech was so embarrasing. It was so strange to hear him say, ''your Majesty'' and ''Duke of Edinburgh'' in that way he talks. His attempt at a joke was pathetic and quite inappropriate actually. I'm sure the Queen was a bit embarrassed, even I felt a bit embarrassed for Bush as he looked at the Queen, and then said ''She gave me a look only a mother could give a child."  :-[ He is the President, it is not appropriate for him to compare himself to a Child! :-[
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Belochka on May 08, 2007, 06:25:33 AM
Well, Mrs. Bush convinced the President to have a white-tie state dinner and I believe it was a good choice.

-Duke of NJ

What are the reasons for choosing a white tie state function over a black tie function in the U. S.?

Margarita  :)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 07:08:03 AM
Americans do not bow or curtsey to royalty.

Why not?  ???

Protocol has always dictated that Americans as part of a republic are not required to curtsey or bow.  Some do, I know, but it's not considered something that should be done.

Then again, I am sure that Nancy Reagan has always wished that the everyone worldwide would bow and scrape to her.  She's such "a nice little woman".  :D

I don't think this is always or even strictly the case. It is not protocol, for example I watched the video of the Queen arriving from the plane, which is on the Daily Mail site, and the woman who she greeted first, I don't know who it was, gave the Queen a very deep curtsey, and the man bowed. It is obviously the right thing to do for the Queen and Prince Philip. I'm not sure if the First Lady curtseyed, I would like to know for sure if she did or didn't. Edit - I read in the next post that she didn't.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 07:15:02 AM
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Anecdote about a previous White House visit by EII:

"In fact, Bush's real mother warned the queen about her son before their first meeting in 1991, when his father was president. At a White House luncheon for the visiting monarch, then-first lady Barbara Bush joked that she'd seated her eldest son at the far end of the table and told him to keep quiet. "Are you the black sheep of the family?" the queen asked George W. Bush, according to Barbara Bush's memoirs. "I guess that might be true," he replied. "Well, I guess all families have one," the queen said. "

No, I have read that the incident actually went as follows, which sounds more believable to me:

George Bush: I'm the Black Sheep of my family, who's yours?
The Queen: (nothing)
Laura Bush: Don't answer that. ;)

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Hi,

I had to laugh that 'Dubya' was reading off all those British names from the past.  I bet he needed to be told who and what they were.  "Who's this guy and why am I naming him??"!!!!!!  can't you just hear it.....

And, he did mention that great old charter - - "The Magner Carter"......  What would we do without that???

Larry

Exactly! When I was watching the video, when he mentioned Locke and Smith and Burke, I thought to myself, if someone had asked him on the spot, what were their first names, he wouldn't have had a clue!

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Just like her grandmother, she has a Countess of Airlie there as a lady-in-waiting.

And I suppose it is extra appropriate since the Countess of Airlie's father was American.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 09:45:02 AM
Blundering Bush makes ANOTHER gaffe as he winks at the Queen

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=453199&in_page_id=1811

When you've just made it sound like the Queen is more than 200 years old, there may be a few ways of recovering from the gaffe.

But turning to her and giving her a sly wink is probably not included in any book of royal etiquette.  :o

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/BushDM0507_468x308.jpg)

Is he winking at One? The President turns to the Queen and winks after his slip-up

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queenbushG0705_468x306.jpg)

The Queen received the wink with a frosty glare

Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 08, 2007, 09:50:41 AM
Maybe it would be nice to stick to royalty and not politics.  :)



I agree, since the stated views are only opinion.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 10:00:25 AM
(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queen20805_468x348.jpg)

The Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen, Laura and George Bush listen to speeches at the white-tie event

It is hoped that gaffe-prone President Bush will manage to host the state visit without any hiccups.

He hasn't been so successful in the past, however. He once admitted to the Queen he was the black sheep of his family and then turned to her and asked "Who's yours?"

The encounter came at the White House in 1991 when his father was in power. The Queen, wisely, did not reply.

Barbara Bush stepped in and warned the monarch: "Don't answer that."

President Bush is known for his Texan drawl and informal approach and the Queen's visit to Washington is the ultimate test of his manners and grasp of royal etiquette.

USA Today remarked today: "The Yanks will endeavour to impress the Brits, the true sultans of ceremony."

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queen10805_468x292.jpg)

The Queen and President George Bush share a toast

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/rooneyqueen0705_468x478.jpg)

Mickey Rooney kisses the Queen's hand - another faux pas

He looks like he is kissing her hand with such passion!
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 10:07:01 AM
Maybe it would be nice to stick to royalty and not politics.  :)



I agree, since the stated views are only opinion.

Well no, they are not only opinon since we have been discussing Bush's actual behaviour and his faux pas.
Politics and Royalty are kind of inextricably linked on a state visit like this.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 10:37:44 AM
Political figures and not politics (and personal comments about those figures) are relevant.

Belochkha--I think it was decided to go white tie and not black since the Queen is a monarch and not just a regular run-of-the-mill dignitary.  Plus, when the President and First Lady visited England, they were given a white tie dinner and it probably seemed fitting to repay in kind.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 08, 2007, 11:03:33 AM
Blundering Bush makes ANOTHER gaffe as he winks at the Queen

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=453199&in_page_id=1811

When you've just made it sound like the Queen is more than 200 years old, there may be a few ways of recovering from the gaffe.

But turning to her and giving her a sly wink is probably not included in any book of royal etiquette.  :o

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/BushDM0507_468x308.jpg)

Is he winking at One? The President turns to the Queen and winks after his slip-up

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queenbushG0705_468x306.jpg)

The Queen received the wink with a frosty glare



This is a classic made-up media blurb. QII is on Bush's left when he is winking; in the photo below in which the caption states she is delivers a "frosty glare" in response, she is on his right. She did not change positions in a split second. What appears to be happening is her "glare" is from another moment, unrelated to the comment at hand. At least Bush's gaffe's are honest; the media does it on purpose!
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 12:01:17 PM
Yes that seems to be the case! Tell the DailyMail and see what they say, probably they will not respond. Still I think it was highly inappropriate for him to wink at the Queen, especially in such an important, formal setting.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: ChristineM on May 08, 2007, 12:57:42 PM
It was rather unfortunate that after raising their respective glasses in the toast, the President immediately sat down - without putting the glass to his lips - and left the Queen standing... alone.

The garden party incident may have been a mistake followed by a lighthearted distraction.   The gracelessness at the state dinner showed lack of manners.   One is pardonable - the other is not.

tsaria
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 01:22:44 PM
I just saw on NBC Today, they were talking about that photo montage mentioned above and featuring in the British press, as though it is fact. So it seems only Herr Kaiser noticed the apparent impossibility of it .... :-\  ???
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Lemur on May 08, 2007, 02:01:43 PM
Thank you all for your posts and reports. Keep them coming!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 08, 2007, 02:12:40 PM
Great photos.  I have noticed that while the Queen reads her speeches she reads them looking down and without really looking at the people she is adressing.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 02:34:34 PM
I don't have a problem with that, because I do the same when I have to make speeches/give oral presentations. It is better than making a mistake or losing one's place I think. ;)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 08, 2007, 02:39:39 PM
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they were talking about that photo montage mentioned above and featuring in the British press

I also noticed that and the funny thing is that the President called the Queen 200 years old at first and then called her old enough to be his mother, which she is, but should not be mentioned.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 08, 2007, 02:41:02 PM
Is the Countess of Arlile the elderly woman who was quickly grabbing the Queen's flower's during the Virginia Capitol Walkabout??

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 08, 2007, 02:42:22 PM
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I don't have a problem with that

I never said there was a problem.  I just stated a fact.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Silja on May 08, 2007, 02:45:01 PM
It was rather unfortunate that after raising their respective glasses in the toast, the President immediately sat down - without putting the glass to his lips - and left the Queen standing... alone.

tsaria

I, too, thought this was quite embarrassing.  :o
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: ChristineM on May 08, 2007, 03:06:06 PM
The easy target - yet again criticism of the British press - is not only totally uncalled for it is also based on ignorance.   The 'photo montage' was shot by two different photographers.   For an occasion such as this, one photographer will cover one principal while another covers the other.

tsaria
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 03:18:17 PM
I'm inclined to believe it is real, Tsaria, especially as the Queen uttered a very audible ''Oh Dear!" when Bush winked at her.
But tell it to Herr Kaiser, not me, I wasn't criticising the photo montage or the British Press.

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Is the Countess of Arlile the elderly woman who was quickly grabbing the Queen's flower's during the Virginia Capitol Walkabout??

Yes I think so.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 08, 2007, 03:19:28 PM
I know you didn't. I was just giving my opinon. Because often it is a criticised thing to do that, I know from experience.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 08, 2007, 03:25:21 PM
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The easy target - yet again criticism of the British press  


The photo montage is impossible because they are on different sides of the pictures.  On one the President is standing at the podium and winking and on the other the Queen is at the podium and the President is on her left.  

During Wink:

              Pres. Bush       HM The Queen

During so called "stare":

             HM The Queen    Pres. Bush



Nobody has Criticized  the British press as far as I can tell.

-Duke of NJ



Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 08, 2007, 03:27:13 PM
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Because often it is a criticised thing to do that, I know from experience.

Since you mentioned that is the way you read your speeches I just didn't want you to think I had anything aganist reading speeches that way.  Thats all.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Janet_W. on May 08, 2007, 03:42:47 PM
I have no problem with "rugged individualism"--that is what we're (the United States) supposed to be about. Yokelism, however, is another matter.

The next President of the United States should be able to converse and interact with heads of state without behaving like some rube. Folksy can be okay with other Americans in situations uniquely American, but these days more than ever it is extremely important to maintain one's dignity, strength and stature when meeting with representatives of other nations. If an American head of state cannot (or will not) conduct himself or herself appropriately in the presence of a well-mannereded representative of one of our most enduring allies, what does that say for his/her ability to negotiate and work well with nations far less well-disposed toward us?

Russia was alas stuck with Nicholas II . . . and I say that with all due respect to Nicholas, whom I think had his virtues but was painfully wrong for the job. However, here in the States we go through a lengthy election process. Next time around I hope voting Americans will choose someone with ethical and intellectual stature, not to mention a good set of manners.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: emeraldeyes on May 08, 2007, 03:54:25 PM
Looks like we're duplicating a bit.  :) There are more photos of the dinner and visit on the Queen Visits Jamestown thread.

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,9400.new.html#new

Sorry about that.  Feel free to remove my post.   :-[
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 03:59:23 PM
Visiting the WW2 Memorial in DC:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74103868.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F8EEDFDD58DE346DC)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74103899.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F4706B9A2DC5E3AAE)

with the Lincoln Memorial in the background (the perspective makes it look closer than it is):

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74103866.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F40F48E45448F6723)

"Accompanied by former president George H. W. Bush, a veteran of the war, and his wife, Barbara, the queen placed a wreath in honor of the 400,000 U.S. soldiers who died. It said: "In memory of the glorious dead."...One of the veterans Marjorie Gallun, 85, who said she served in the Marine Corps told the queen: "We are happy to have you here." The queen politely replied: "We are happy to be here.""

Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 04:12:39 PM
On a visit to NASA's Goddard Space Center in Maryland:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74100093.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F6523F7DE5ED1E1A5)

Talking to astronauts aboard the International Space Station:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74099809.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348DBF392CB35C7A109)

Veteran spaceflyer Michael Foale, who hails from Cambridge, England and has logged more days in space (just over 374) than any other NASA astronaut, hosted the ISS discussion with the queen. He described life aboard the station and his six spaceflights with the British monarch. "Fascinating," she told Foale at the space station's Network Integration Center at Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland as he spoke of his time as the outpost's Expedition 8 commander.

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74099261.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA65233434839C75F6A1429BB3B)


(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74099248.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343486D0DF2215CFDF68D)

"While the queen talks to astronauts, Prince Philip's agenda includes visiting the center building where satellites and hardware are reviewed. The prince will get an idea of challenges for technicians who work on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. He'll try out the bulky space gloves required for such work. The Sun says a tree planting is in the works, in the "Rocket Garden" at the center, honoring the British royals' visit."

The Times said: "Space spoke to the Queen yesterday, but she was too overwhelmed by the moment to answer back....Fyodor Yurchikin, the commander, greeted the Queen first: “Your Majesty, on behalf of the expedition, it is an honour to have the opportunity to talk to you about the work we are doing on the station.”...Foale, the son of a retired RAF officer, stood by the Queen explaining how it all worked, but she was more interested in the human side of space travel, and appeared surprised when told the astronauts spend an average of six months on each mission to the station....This is amazing, quite an achievement,” she responded. "....In another part of the space centre, the Duke of Edinburgh, as ever, was concerned with more earthly matters. Discussing space walks with Piers Sellers, another British-born astronaut, he asked: “What do you do about natural functions?” (shades of Lindbergh and George V!  :D ) On the day when she was in touch with space, the Queen has proved something of an Earthbound star as her state visit comes to an end, with warm headlines such as “Capital goes gaga over the Queen for a day” and “Queen dines and shines”. "







Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 04:15:16 PM
Visiting patients at the Children's Medical Center in DC:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74103924.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F43A7561C03E1CB38)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74103923.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467FC1B1D161DDAF647D)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74103922.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F07A39763B916EF3C)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 04:21:01 PM
Just a few thoughts:

Love all the jewels she brought out at the State dinner

Loved her black & white lace hat and the green hat at Goddard the best

Loved it when she brought out the brighter colored suits

Am glad she had such gorgeous weather for her time in DC after her chilly, rainy arrival in VA

And especially thought it was great how a woman who is passed 80 years of age got to experience 2 firsts for herself--the Kentucky Derby and talking to a space crew. I just thought that was great.  :) It reminded me of my grandparents who visited us in Europe when we were stationed in Germany and I took them to 6 different countries--they'd never been overseas before (except my Granddad who served in the Pacific theater during WW2) and were just so enthusiastic. You could see on EII's face her pleasure at getting to do these things during her trip.

As members of the WW2 generation, the memorial was probably very touching. One of the pictures shows them in the Pacific theater section, which Prince Philip would've served in.

Her trip really ran the gamut: from celebrating Jamestown's anniversary to meeting with students of the VT massacre to the Kentucky Derby to a State dinner to the WW2 memorial to talking to people in outer space to meeting with sick children. Not bad for a week's trip--makes me tired and I'm not 80+ like the Queen and Prince Philip.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 04:33:12 PM
No, I just found it funny. We're all so eager to get out some of the photos.  :) It wasn't meant as a chastisement--mine should as soon come down as yours.

I've posted more on the other thread but here are a couple:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74103868.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F8EEDFDD58DE346DC)
(at the WW2 Memorial)

at Goddard Space Center:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74100093.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F6523F7DE5ED1E1A5)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74099248.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343486D0DF2215CFDF68D)
(looking thrilled at talking to astronauts aboard the Space Station)

at the Children's Medical Center:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74103924.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F43A7561C03E1CB38)

Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 08, 2007, 04:53:12 PM
Very nicely put, GDElla. Agree completely.

I'd bet money that she was not offended at Bush's 1776 error as so many postings have suggested. President Bush's style has been what it is from the beginning, and it is much liked by those who like him and loathed by those who dislike him personally and politically. Had the same act been performed by John kerry of Bill Clinton, I suspect the general thought would have been "cute". As it was, CBS and AP said the Queen responded with " a reserved chuckle" ...not a sneer. QII's own family has its share of conduct that is less than ultra high end perfection, and she seems quite able to enjoy a situation that is somewhat other than the pedastalized view of who and what she is.

the reason that the President sat down quickly (and i thought it looked oddly uncomfortable too) was that he thought she was going to continue speaking. So, he was being courteous.

When she was in the U.S. in 1976 for the bicentennial (and she looked magnificent at that state dinner!), the entertainment was Captain and Tennile. they preformed "muskrat love" musically making sounds of rats having sex. now THAT was something to cause a frosty stare!
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: ChristineM on May 08, 2007, 06:19:53 PM
Beautifully, eloquently and positively wrapped up Ella.

tsaria
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TampaBay on May 08, 2007, 07:38:59 PM
Does it really get any better than QEII!  I do not think so!  ;) ;) ;)

I am so happy and delighted she had a good time in Kentucky, the state in the USA I where I attened  high school !!!

Did Prince Phillip make any gaffes this trip?  If he did, the press did not report them.  ;D ;D ;D


TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on May 08, 2007, 07:58:07 PM
Any pictures of the Queen at the Kentucky Derby?

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 08:01:46 PM
There's some on the visit thread. Here are some:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74082604.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343480E7D7AF4879E626B)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74082200.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348ED92073BC2874891)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74082090.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343484777CBC3B7B03092)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74082089.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343486B9E87EE44DB0B22)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 08:02:53 PM
From dinner tonight at the British Embassy:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74105208.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467FCDAEDA8218822DBB)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 08:06:17 PM
More with my favorite hat:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74104436.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F874674ECC79867F8)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74104434.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F3F840241A73C2E51)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 08:07:13 PM
Being presented with a photo taken from the Hubble telescope by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (MD) and, I believe, that's House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) with her:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74104446.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467FE703577732134570)

Prince Philip talking to some astronauts:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74104444.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F31C8811D6CFE2122)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 08:08:41 PM
From the Children's Hospital:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74104060.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F2C249984F7B8749B)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74103998.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F2850A08F7F0451C3)

(I think the little girl's giving her those tissue paper bouquets we used to make in summer camp--I love them!)

and coming down the staircase (past a portrait of Truman):

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74098171.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343480C065E8408BD4792)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 08:10:57 PM
The table setting:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74093578.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343482E05E8F9E5D24B96)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74093556.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343486DB7FD6133E15DEF)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 08:15:18 PM
I hunted down a couple of Prince Philip from his separate events:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74084424.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343485914A2739FA3B543)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74084422.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343484764B5C61433C2B6)

On board the USS Missouri (de-commissioned; located at Norfolk):

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74084417.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA65233434816F839682CF2EA84)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 08, 2007, 08:16:37 PM
(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74061873.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA652334348B7CF50BBF6B0BF9D)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on May 08, 2007, 08:22:36 PM


(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74098171.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193121F0CA6523343480C065E8408BD4792)

and coming down the staircase (past a portrait of Truman):


Whom QE II and Prince Phillip had met as official guest of the then President of the USA.

TampaBay
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 08, 2007, 09:06:24 PM
...a minor epilogue-ish, personal sentiment to GD Ella's perfect posting above. I think some of you fellow Hohenzollern-ians may agree that her wonderful trip has also a sense of melancholia floating ever so slightly beneathe the surface of the joyful feelings. In a way, QII represents a continuity that elsewhere has not existed for more than half of the 20th century's history. Most people on earth were born after she became queen; many people's whole lives were lived within her time. The success of this tour and that she is 81 brings to awareness her mortality; and that the solidarity of that comforting, yet unachievable, continuity may one day fade.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Leuchtenberg on May 08, 2007, 11:57:45 PM
Maybe it would be nice to stick to royalty and not politics.  :)



I agree, since the stated views are only opinion.

 ::)

Yes, gawdforbid I should have an opinion.  Your intentional insult as been noted.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Leuchtenberg on May 09, 2007, 12:03:03 AM
Just a few thoughts:

Love all the jewels she brought out at the State dinner

Loved her black & white lace hat and the green hat at Goddard the best

Loved it when she brought out the brighter colored suits

Am glad she had such gorgeous weather for her time in DC after her chilly, rainy arrival in VA

And especially thought it was great how a woman who is passed 80 years of age got to experience 2 firsts for herself--the Kentucky Derby and talking to a space crew. I just thought that was great.  :) It reminded me of my grandparents who visited us in Europe when we were stationed in Germany and I took them to 6 different countries--they'd never been overseas before (except my Granddad who served in the Pacific theater during WW2) and were just so enthusiastic. You could see on EII's face her pleasure at getting to do these things during her trip.

As members of the WW2 generation, the memorial was probably very touching. One of the pictures shows them in the Pacific theater section, which Prince Philip would've served in.

Her trip really ran the gamut: from celebrating Jamestown's anniversary to meeting with students of the VT massacre to the Kentucky Derby to a State dinner to the WW2 memorial to talking to people in outer space to meeting with sick children. Not bad for a week's trip--makes me tired and I'm not 80+ like the Queen and Prince Philip.

When The Queen dies, so dies the last "real" monarch.  She is a marvelous lady.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Leuchtenberg on May 09, 2007, 12:11:52 AM
Maybe it would be nice to stick to royalty and not politics.  :)


Nothing to do with politics GDE. They could be Democrats, Republicans, Socialists, or Anarchists for all I care.  Madame Hasselbeck is whiney and annoying.  Nancy Reagan has an over-inflated sense of self entitlement. 

As a former First Lady, I believe Nancy Reagan should have been on the guest list, regardless of my low estimation of her.  The inclusion of The View woman is still a joke.  I don't know a thing about Barbara Walters' politics, but rather I credit her with grace, style, and intelligence.  A bimbette, Ms. Walters is not and therefore more suitable as a guest at a State Dinner honouring The Queen.

Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Lucien on May 09, 2007, 12:34:40 AM
There was a faux pas with the toast at the dinner,while the Queen remained standing and nipped from her glass,George took a gulp and sat down right after,a definite no no :P
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Bsquared on May 09, 2007, 04:23:15 AM
I think it was a fantastic trip. The Queen and Prince Philip are wonderful, and were in excellent form from what I can see.  They seemed to enjoy US hospitality throughout.  The politicially motivated sniping as evidenced throughout this forum,is only to be expected.


Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 09, 2007, 05:18:01 AM
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Did Prince Phillip make any gaffes this trip?  If he did, the press did not report them.

I kind of wish he did, because at least his gaffes are genuinely funny.

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...a minor epilogue-ish, personal sentiment to GD Ella's perfect posting above. I think some of you fellow Hohenzollern-ians may agree that her wonderful trip has also a sense of melancholia floating ever so slightly beneathe the surface of the joyful feelings. In a way, QII represents a continuity that elsewhere has not existed for more than half of the 20th century's history. Most people on earth were born after she became queen; many people's whole lives were lived within her time. The success of this tour and that she is 81 brings to awareness her mortality; and that the solidarity of that comforting, yet unachievable, continuity may one day fade.

It has to one day fade. The Queen is not immortal, she is a human being the same as any other and one day she will go.  :( Hohenzollern-ians? No, the Queen is not a Hohenzollern!  ???

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When The Queen dies, so dies the last "real" monarch.  She is a marvelous lady.

No, just for you maybe. To me the British Monarchy is in some way timeless and everlasting, and Charles will be a ''real'' monarch as well.

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The politicially motivated sniping as evidenced throughout this forum,is only to be expected.

I can assure you, any sniping, and I have not done any sniping, is not necessarily politically motivated at all. I am obviously quite conservative, but that doesn't mean I can't have negative opinions about some of Bush's behaviour and manners, which does not impress me.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 09, 2007, 08:47:08 AM
MSNBC just showed a clip of last night's dinner at the Embassy. EII joked that she perhaps she should say when she was here in 1776, referring to the President's gaffe. It got a big laugh. I love actually hearing the Queen's voice in addition to just seeing photos.  :)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74111320.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F12AD9CB93C56CD4A)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74105148.jpg?
v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F2D4EAC9F7E480AF3)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74105141.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F846FCAA41C011FE1)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74111329.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467FCCE9FEBE83714919)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 09, 2007, 08:58:47 AM
From the Memorial:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74109490.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F53A63BD3C9AE3461)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74109489.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F2EACD2D3EE52A60B)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 09, 2007, 09:00:42 AM
Planting a dogwood tree at Goddard:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74105296.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F7FBAA2EC94D6EE7C)

at the Children's Medical Center:

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74105198.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F55E2D3AE4B7D8987)

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74105109.jpg?
v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467FD72E6DA5ECDD805F)

(check out the little girl's tiara!)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 09, 2007, 09:05:57 AM
at the Embassy dinner:

Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush & Prince Philip

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74111346.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467F25EBE11D9714E532)

Hilary Clinton & the Queen

(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74111319.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B18D6B6E960467FD1290885046324C2)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Lemur on May 09, 2007, 09:11:52 AM
These pictures are beautiful, thank you. It is so good to see Her Majesty and the Prince consort looking so well and so elegant, especially at their age. Long may they reign!
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 09, 2007, 10:00:04 AM
thanks so much for the photos. The embassy event looked wonderful, and all the unnecessary hulabaloo about the 1776 "thing" was totally neutralized by QII's great sense of humor and obvious lack of concern over it.

It was so good to see Nancy Reagan at both dinner events. She is a very important figure in the Queen's life given that depth of relationshiop among Thatcher, QII, and Ronald Reagan. Nancy is one of my favorite people--kind, considerate, and brought a huge image of stature and elegance to the White House that the office/institution had not seen in a long time.

The queen's necklace is gorgeous....is there a tiara that she wears with it? thanks!
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Leuchtenberg on May 09, 2007, 10:57:00 AM
thanks so much for the photos. The embassy event looked wonderful, and all the unnecessary hulabaloo about the 1776 "thing" was totally neutralized by QII's great sense of humor and obvious lack of concern over it.

It was so good to see Nancy Reagan at both dinner events. She is a very important figure in the Queen's life given that depth of relationshiop among Thatcher, QII, and Ronald Reagan. Nancy is one of my favorite people--kind, considerate, and brought a huge image of stature and elegance to the White House that the office/institution had not seen in a long time.


Maybe it would be nice to stick to royalty and not politics.  :)



I agree, since the stated views are only opinion.

Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 09, 2007, 11:25:59 AM
Does QII herself decide for what occasions she will don a tiara and when not? After her grand hat week and the White House dinner tiara, her head seemed a bit bare at the British embassy.

Also, I am sure some of the people attending the state dinner could afford a tiara if they wanted to. Is there any protocol that, when in the presnese of the the queen, only royals are to wear such jewelry or is it sijmply style?
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 09, 2007, 12:33:57 PM
These pictures are beautiful, thank you. It is so good to see Her Majesty and the Prince consort looking so well and so elegant, especially at their age. Long may they reign!

Sorry, he's not the Prince Consort, and only the Queen reigns. :)

I am pleased to see the aquamarine parure come out again, without the tiara obviously. That aquamarine jewelry is very beautiful.

I saw the Queen on the news giving the speech where she said ''1776'' it was rather funny, and helped lighten the mood over the gaffe. Personally I didn't have the slightest problem in the least with Bush saying 1776, it was his long pause, wink and comparing himself to a child and the Queen as his mother which I disliked and disapproved of very much.

To say that Nancy Reagan, and I have nothing much against her, is a very important person in the Queen's life is frankly ridiculous, as she sees her, like once a decade? Old friend/acquaintance maybe, but very important person in her life, no.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 09, 2007, 12:40:18 PM
Does QII herself decide for what occasions she will don a tiara and when not? After her grand hat week and the White House dinner tiara, her head seemed a bit bare at the British embassy.

Also, I am sure some of the people attending the state dinner could afford a tiara if they wanted to. Is there any protocol that, when in the presnese of the the queen, only royals are to wear such jewelry or is it sijmply style?

She doesn't really decide for herself. It is just not done to wear a tiara at an event that is not ultra formal really, they must really be worn at gala events, state dinners.

When in the presence of the Queen at a state dinner, gala event, etc. any woman can wear a tiara absolutely if she wants to. They definitely don't have to be royalty. Even the ladies in waiting wear tiaras.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 09, 2007, 01:09:21 PM
Ground control to space station... this is the Queen... come in please

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queennasaAP0805_60x60.jpg)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=453532&in_page_id=1770

There is a video of it to watch. :)

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queennasa3PA0805_468x236.jpg)

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queennasa3PA0805_600x303.jpg)

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queennasaAP0805_468x383.jpg)

The Queen looks wide-eyed as NASA astronaut Mike Foale, right, introduces her to the crew aboard the International Space Station during her visit to NASA's Goddard Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.

I guess it wouldn't be conisdered one of his gaffes, but Prince Philip did ask how do the astronauts handle ''natural functions'' while they are doing their space walks.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 09, 2007, 01:21:01 PM
GIRL TOLD QUEEN 'I LOVE YOU'

Touching moment for the Queen when a sick little girl gave her a card saying 'I love Queen Elizabeth'

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queenES_60x60.jpg)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=453655&in_page_id=1770

The girl who told the Queen 'I love you'

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queenmainES_468x438.jpg)

Porsche Rogers is wide-eyed and solemn - and dressed in her favourite tiara for the occasion - as she hands the Queen her note

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/queenES_228x422.jpg)

The Queen's response? A beaming smile from the monarch

"She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child," the president said, recovering quickly after the queen had muttered something not picked up by nearby microphones.

When asked Tuesday what she had told him, Bush deferred, perhaps deciding to keep his own memento of the visit to himself.

"Nah, she didn't say anything," he told reporters.


I watched the video a couple of times, and it sounded to me like she just said ''oh dear'', when he paused and winked.

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/QueenBushG_468x358.jpg)

Parry, thrust: The Queen teases US President George Bush about his gaffe from several days earlier
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Janet_W. on May 09, 2007, 03:54:06 PM
It is delightful to see the Queen's smiling response to that sweet little girl. Also, how terrific that the Queen communicated with the International Space Station crew . . . how cool is that?!

I'm not a 100% fan of the Queen, but she certainly has stayed the course, hasn't she? And although she really didn't foster, in accordance with 1950s hopes, a 20th century "Elizabethan" renaissance, Her Majesty has prevailed, very much as did her legendary great grandmother. I applaud Queen Elizabeth's work ethic and steady nerves* and--as I'm sure so many others do--wish her well. 


* Remember the incident when the palace trespasser sat on her bed, wanted to smoke but didn't have a light, and the Queen brought the situation to safe resolution by asking for matches?
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 09, 2007, 04:00:44 PM
I think you mean great-great grandmother. QV.  :)

I hadn't heard about this cigarette intruder business. Is this the same intruder who said that the Queen wears a wig, and it was sitting in her bedroom. ??? God, how shocking, the intruder I mean. It doesn't look like the Queen wears a wig to me. When did this happen?
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 09, 2007, 04:34:18 PM
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God, how shocking, the intruder I mean

I thought it happened to her mother, The Queen Mother?  Did it happen to both of them?? 

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Kimberly on May 09, 2007, 04:38:27 PM
It was in 1982, Michael Fagin scaled the walls of Buckingham Palace and sat on her bed for 10 minutes. She called for a footman to bring matches for Fagins cigarette and that was that. I think he had previously been up in court for stealing half a bottle of wine from there in June. :o
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Alexander1917 on May 09, 2007, 05:04:51 PM

The queen's necklace is gorgeous....is there a tiara that she wears with it? thanks!

The Aquamarine parure was a gift (a necklace, earrings) from the people of Brazil at the queen's coronation in 1952, later was a bracelet (1957) and a brooch. in 1968 she get a V-sharped hair ornament
in 1971 this was used to create a tiara

this parure is the only complete new one. it was shown during the BP opening last year (2006)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Alexander1917 on May 09, 2007, 05:09:38 PM


The queen's necklace is gorgeous....is there a tiara that she wears with it? thanks!
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/alexander1917/aquamarines.jpg)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 09, 2007, 05:17:45 PM
this full ensemble is quite wonderful. I do believe she wore the entire set during her visit to Mexico in the 80s.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 09, 2007, 08:03:10 PM
What a wonderful visit for her! Her hats were sensational especially at the Kentucky Derby! She is said to have been fascinated by the experience of conversing with the astronauts. Prince Philip reportedly asked the astronauts, "Where did you go when nature calls?"
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 10, 2007, 11:14:36 AM
I liked the black lace hat the best. I think a young woman could wear that too very well. Prince Philip said ''What do you do about natural functions'' on the space walks, a fair enough question I guess.  ;)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 10, 2007, 11:17:47 AM
It was in 1982, Michael Fagin scaled the walls of Buckingham Palace and sat on her bed for 10 minutes. She called for a footman to bring matches for Fagins cigarette and that was that. I think he had previously been up in court for stealing half a bottle of wine from there in June. :o

Shocking. Didn't the Queen freak out? I mean he could have been an assassin... :o

I'm sure they must have MUCH tighter security now.

It reminds me of in that series ''Victoria and Albert" when an intruder broke into the palace and went into the nursery and looked at baby Vicky. I don't know for sure if that actually happened though.

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in 1968 she get a V-sharped hair ornament
in 1971 this was used to create a tiara

I think it is only speculation that it was created using the v-shaped hair ornament. That ornament was much smaller and the aquamarines looked different. I think they are two separate pieces.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Kimberly on May 10, 2007, 12:12:04 PM
Yep, its definately a question I'd ask ;D ;)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Alexander1917 on May 10, 2007, 01:31:45 PM

I think it is only speculation that it was created using the v-shaped hair ornament. That ornament was much smaller and the aquamarines looked different. I think they are two separate pieces.
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It's that what Leslie Field say in "THE QUEEN'S LEWELS" page 21, and also the discription during the BP opening 2006
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Alexander1917 on May 10, 2007, 01:54:23 PM
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in 1968 she get a V-sharped hair ornament
in 1971 this was used to create a tiara

I think it is only speculation that it was created using the v-shaped hair ornament. That ornament was much smaller and the aquamarines looked different. I think they are two separate pieces.
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In 1968 the Q and PP made their first State visit to Brazil and the Governor of Sao Paulo presented the Q with a V-sharped "hair-ornament", as it was descripted at the time, also made of aquamarines and diamonds. In 1971 the stones from this were used to make four (!!) scroll-motifs for the tiara, positioned around the three upright oblongs and so an and so an...."
LESLIE FIELDS p 21 THE QUEEN'S LEWELS

The Brazils were VERY generous with their presents to HM
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 10, 2007, 04:43:30 PM
Does anyone recognize the brooch Queen Elizabeth's wearing at the Goddard Space Center? I've never seen it before.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 10, 2007, 06:02:12 PM
What a wonderful visit for her! Her hats were sensational especially at the Kentucky Derby! She is said to have been fascinated by the experience of conversing with the astronauts. Prince Philip reportedly asked the astronauts, "Where did you go when nature calls?"

I had mentioned it in an earlier post--shades of George V asking the same of Lindbergh after he flew across the Atlantic.  :) Men are so practical.

I also mentioned the Goddard space station brooch--overlapping information between this thread and the Visit thread.  :P I believe it was the brooch that EII (and Margaret?) presented to their mother for her 100th birthday. She's worn it on a few occasions.

EII from Wales in 2006:

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Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on May 10, 2007, 06:36:20 PM
(http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070503/capt.sge.uze66.030507210353.photo02.photo.default-378x512.jpg)
Queen Elizabeth II at Virginia Tech

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at Kentucky

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 10, 2007, 07:19:46 PM
Who is that lady who is bowing very deeply?

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 10, 2007, 07:56:37 PM
She is Lady Catherine Manning, wife of Sir David Manning, British ambassador to the United States.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on May 10, 2007, 08:04:36 PM
She is Lady Catherine Manning, wife of Sir David Manning, British ambassador to the United States.

She looks GRESAT!!!

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 10, 2007, 08:07:03 PM
Thanks Mary R.  I knew it had to be somebody important to bow that much.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 10, 2007, 08:18:28 PM
Your most welcome! I had a lot of difficulty tracking down the picture with a descriptive caption!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 10, 2007, 09:48:26 PM
EII with Amb. David Manning:

(http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2007/05/08/PH2007050801963.jpg)

Catherine Manning is an author who has published five mysteries under her mother's maiden name, Elizabeth Ironside.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 10, 2007, 10:17:36 PM
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/42-18307643.jpg?size=67&uid={52966b4c-c4fc-476c-9001-835cb260afee})

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Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 10, 2007, 10:41:07 PM


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and coming down the staircase (past a portrait of Truman):


Whom QE II and Prince Phillip had met as official guest of the then President of the USA.

TampaBay

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Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 11, 2007, 06:34:24 AM
It looked like a pink and purple outfit on TV I think, but here it looks orange and purple. The Queen looks very happy and energetic.

I don't like Lady Manning's curtsey very much, because her foot is nearly totally out of her shoe!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on May 11, 2007, 11:15:55 AM
HM at the Royal Windsor Horseshow today:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1178888405.html

Courtesy dear Marianne,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 11, 2007, 04:30:59 PM

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She looks so fresh and relaxed in the bottom two pictures. In the last one she looks so excited as if she were telling a story. My favorite though has to be the middle one!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 12, 2007, 04:32:52 AM
Blair 'liked by Royal Family'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=453717&in_page_id=1770

Mirren's portrayal increases Queen's popularity
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=430127&in_page_id=1773
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Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II

Cherie: That b**** Princess Anne
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Cherie Blair: regarded Princess Diana as an 'airhead'

Travellers set up camp just yards from Queen's favourite Royal residence
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=453776&in_page_id=1770
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The collection of trucks and caravans arrived just before the Royal Windsor Horse Show
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on May 12, 2007, 07:22:56 AM
I really don't believe the Queen likes Tony Blair - he's so phony and false and the Queen is shrewd enough to recognise that. He's horrible as is Cherie. I bet good old Princess Anne could have shown her what for! No that he's announced his leaving date there is all this praise for him - nauseating and hypocritical!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on May 12, 2007, 10:08:35 AM
The Queen and Tony Blair do not get along to good. They hardly ever meet. I do think Tony Blair is not a good leader his wife Cherie is not nice she talked about the royal family and was critised them she called them cruel and arrogant things. Thats why many people in Britain can not wait untill he is out of office. He and his wife are just awful. Has anyone meet him I did not?
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 12, 2007, 12:22:07 PM
Queen Elizabeth's American tour

A pictorial look at highlights from the British monarch's recent trip to the United States, her first official visit since 1991

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Touching down in Richmond Virginia on May 3 for a six-day trip, Queen Elizabeth returned to US soil on her first official visit to the country since 1991

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The much-anticipated trip sent staff at the White House into a frenzy of activity as they prepared for the arrival of the British monarch

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Thousands lined the streets of Williamsburg, Virginia, as the monarch rode in a regal open top carriage alongside her husband Prince Philip

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At Richmond's Capitol Building, the Queen was treated to a ceremonial dance by Native Americans wearing elaborate feathered head-dresses
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 12, 2007, 12:27:09 PM
(http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2007/05/09/queen-us-gallery/imgs/queen-in-us-gallery-5a.jpg)
On day two of the six-day trip the royal matriarch was resplendant in a matching green coat and hat for a tour of Constant Susan, a replica of one of the three ships which brought the founding fathers to America

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Her stay in Virginia was timed to coincide with celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the establishing of Jamestown. Arriving at the replica of the settlement she was welcomed by a St George's flag

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Queen Elizabeth is a keen horse-racing enthusiast, so her visit to the Kentucky Derby is likely to have been a personal high point of the tour. She watched the track action with friends William Farish, a former ambassador to the UK, and his wife Sarah, the couple on whose 1,800-acre farm she was staying

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A passionate equestrian, she has bought numerous horses from studs in the Bluegrass State in the past, and took a keen interest when she was shown the Derby trophy
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on May 12, 2007, 12:31:03 PM
I agree Elizabeth dear. The Queen and TB do meet for a weekly meeting I believe. It's a pity we can't have another leader the same caliber as Winston Churchil but those type of gentlemen don't exist anymore sadly.

Not to get into politics but I think the UK should insist that TB stand trial for war crimes. But anyway, back to The Queen :)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 12, 2007, 12:34:16 PM
(http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2007/05/09/queen-us-gallery/imgs/queen-in-us-gallery-9a.jpg)
Flag-waving American and British students gave the monarch a warm welcome when she arrived in Washington looking particularly stylish in her monochrome ensemble

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The Queen joins President George W Bush in greeting onlookers from the White House balcony

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A lavish state banquet, complete with golden place settings and decorative centrepieces featuring more than 300 white roses, was prepared in honour of her visit

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Amidst much pomp and ceremony the Queen and Prince Philip arrive for a white-tie affair hosted by the Bushes

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Queen Elizabeth - glittering in diamonds - raises a toast with the President. The last time she was in Washington the current head of state's father was in power

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The gala dinner's classic menu, which included vegetable soup and roast lamb, was followed by a dessert of beautiful candy rose blossoms
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 12, 2007, 12:38:45 PM
(http://www.hellomagazine.com/barras/portada/990_barraderecha_promotions_/special/4256queen2ustour.jpg)

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On the last day of her trip, the 80-year-old royal enjoyed an out of this world visit to Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland

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Using a live video link-up she chatted to three astonauts living on the International Space Station and learned about experiments being undertaken during their time in orbit

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She commemorated her visit to the flight centre by helping plant a tree in the grounds

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Before she jetted back to the UK, the Queen gave World War II veterans J Alfred Reeves and Marjorie Gallun some very special memories when they were presented to her at the national WWII memorial in Washington
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 12, 2007, 12:42:10 PM
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It's a pity we can't have another leader the same caliber as Winston Churchil but those type of gentlemen don't exist anymore sadly.

Oh, they do, I'm sure, but maybe none of them are politicians!

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Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 12, 2007, 01:09:45 PM
Some more pictures:

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On the last day of her state visit to America, the monarch joined US leader George W Bush for a state dinner

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The equestrian-loving British sovereign was clearly enjoying her day at the races. Although she's visited Kentucky in the past, this was the first time she's had a chance to witness its most famous sporting event
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Helen_Azar on May 12, 2007, 01:39:23 PM
(http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2007/05/09/queen-us-gallery/imgs/queen-in-us-gallery-5a.jpg)

Although I missed the queen by about a day when I visited Jamestown, coincidentally I took this photo at almost exact same angle:

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Looks like it was a little less foggy when I was there  ;D.

Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Mary R. on May 12, 2007, 02:43:30 PM
It was in 1982, Michael Fagin scaled the walls of Buckingham Palace and sat on her bed for 10 minutes. She called for a footman to bring matches for Fagins cigarette and that was that. I think he had previously been up in court for stealing half a bottle of wine from there in June. :o

This is sort of a reply to the Fagan discussion. Fagan was apparently a recently released felon from the psychiatric ward. The night he went to Buckingham Palace, he was completely drunk hoping to tell the queen about his miserable life. He climbed in an open window into a room filled with some of George V's stamps and then walked into the throne room where he touched the drapes and stated that they "crumbled in his hands." He says he pushed a hidden button in the paneling that opened to a door leading to the queen's apartments; however, this is thought to be a figment of his intoxication.

 Finding an ashtray, he smashed it intending to cut his wrists in front of the queen. Once in her room, he pulled open the curtains and at this point the queen awoke. She firmly told him "What are you doing here? Get out! Get out! Fagan told her "I am not here to harm you I think you are a really nice woman; I love you, I love you." He sat on her bed (which she immediately got out of and put on her dressing gown) and spilled his heart to her. She listened to him and while he talked she tried to ring for the police. The rest is somewhat unclear. This was not the first time he attempted to speak to the queen. :o

From Carolly Erickson's Lillibet (a great book!)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Helen_Azar on May 12, 2007, 03:22:08 PM
A portrait of the queen in honor of her visit, at a Colonial Williamburg candy shop. It's made out of jelly beans  :):


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Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 12, 2007, 03:41:25 PM
It was in 1982, Michael Fagin scaled the walls of Buckingham Palace and sat on her bed for 10 minutes. She called for a footman to bring matches for Fagins cigarette and that was that. I think he had previously been up in court for stealing half a bottle of wine from there in June. :o

This is sort of a reply to the Fagan discussion. Fagan was apparently a recently released felon from the psychiatric ward. The night he went to Buckingham Palace, he was completely drunk hoping to tell the queen about his miserable life. He climbed in an open window into a room filled with some of George V's stamps and then walked into the throne room where he touched the drapes and stated that they "crumbled in his hands." He says he pushed a hidden button in the paneling that opened to a door leading to the queen's apartments; however, this is thought to be a figment of his intoxication.

 Finding an ashtray, he smashed it intending to cut his wrists in front of the queen. Once in her room, he pulled open the curtains and at this point the queen awoke. She firmly told him "What are you doing here? Get out! Get out! Fagan told her "I am not here to harm you I think you are a really nice woman; I love you, I love you." He sat on her bed (which she immediately got out of and put on her dressing gown) and spilled his heart to her. She listened to him and while he talked she tried to ring for the police. The rest is somewhat unclear. This was not the first time he attempted to speak to the queen. :o

From Carolly Erickson's Lillibet (a great book!)

Wow SHOCKING :o I find inside descriptions of the Queen's private rooms/actions like this to be fascinating in the extreme.
It is amazing how she apparently kept so calm, and it is simply astonishing it was so easy for him to get in.

Is there any more descriptions by Fagan about what he saw and did and what happened?
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Mary R. on May 12, 2007, 04:02:28 PM
Absolutely! I'll be happy to provide more information. I too find these things so exciting to read! There isn't much more interior description, however, lots of actions.

"...he found himself in a dimly lit room decorated in blue. It was a simply furnished room, the blue carpet and wallpaper matching the blue silk draperies above the bed's headboard."

This is somewhat of a repeat of my previous post but with more detail.

"Fagan walked up to the bed and sat down on the white blanket, staining it with his blood, still holding the fragment of the ashtray. According to the queen, she got out of bed, put on her dressing gown and slippers, "drew herself up to her full regal height, pointed to the door, and again said, 'Get out.'" The conversation lasted for ten or fifteen minutes-during which the intruder poured out his troubles, and the queen listened attentively, watchful, no doubt, for any sudden moves on his part and twice interrupting the conversation to call the palace switchboard from her bedside phone. "I want a police officer," she said distinctly. But no police appeared.

"... Eventually the young footman came back with the corgis, all eleven of them barking and whining, agitated from their walk. They upset the intruder, and the queen tried to keep them away from him, no doubt fearing that he might hurt them. The queen asked her footman, Can you give this man a drink? Fagan was escorted and given whiskey and cigarettes."

"The queen then made her way to her study and, according to the footman, screamed her complaints to the switchboard operator from there. "I have never heard the queen so angry."

Carolly Erickson's Lilibet

Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 12, 2007, 04:23:06 PM
Thanks! It is fascinating but disturbing. If he had turned violent he could have murdered her, and who was there to stop him?, no security, nothing! Finally a footman came along with the corgis! It's just bizarre there was not better security....and a better response.

I just looked it up on wikipedia - there is an article - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fagan_incident
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Mary R. on May 12, 2007, 04:41:21 PM
It was one bad coincidence after another! The response system should have been much better. Apparently, the normal police guard was walking one of the corgis leaving the queen unprotected! I guess they didn't predict any harm would come to her. Thankfully, after the incident, security was tripled and the queen was kept under constant surveillance. Thanks for the article link!

Mary R.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Eddie_uk on May 13, 2007, 05:07:54 AM
I have read  different versions of this story. Apparently it was a cockney chamber maid that walked in and said something along the lines of "oh my god, what's he doing here" and for the next week the Queen could be heard quoting her!
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: basilforever on May 13, 2007, 07:02:05 AM
After she got over her extreme anger about being left in such a vulnerable position I suppose.  :o

I would like to know: where is Michael Fagan now? What happened to him?

I do like that jellybean portrait! But would it decay?
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 13, 2007, 07:49:18 AM
I would think it would just get hard and stale, but I really don't know. 

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 13, 2007, 07:51:30 AM
I would think it would just get hard and stale, but I really don't know.  

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: basilforever on May 13, 2007, 07:53:37 AM
Queen and Brown join forces to save Union
By JONATHAN OLIVER - More by this author » Last updated at 21:34pm on 12th May 2007
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=454423&in_page_id=1770

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The Queen is to join forces with Gordon Brown to prevent the break-up of the Union between Scotland and England

The Queen is to join forces with Gordon Brown to prevent the break-up of the Union between Scotland and England.

Mr Brown, who shares the Queen's grave fears about independence for Scotland, will travel to Balmoral, her Highland residence, shortly after he is confirmed as Prime Minister.

A Palace source said: "In her five decades on the throne, the Queen has been careful to stay above party politics. But if there is one thing she cares passionately about, it is the Union."

The Royal summit is expected to take place in early September. Mr Brown will stay overnight at Balmoral and is likely to be accompanied by wife Sarah and sons John, three, and baby Fraser.

The emergence of the Nationalists, led by Alex Salmond, as the largest party in the Edinburgh Parliament raises the prospect of a referendum on independence, causing a major political headache for Scot Mr Brown at the start of his premiership.

Mr Salmond has insisted that there would be a role for the British Royals in an independent Scotland. But that is unlikely to calm the Queen's private concerns.

In public the Queen has been careful to avoid straying into political controversy. But she has in the past offered a glimpse of her passion about maintaining the Union.

In her Silver Jubilee address in 1977, made at the height of a previous public debate on Scottish independence, she remarked:

"I cannot forget that I was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland."

Sources close to Mr Brown say he is keen to build a close relationship with the Royal Family and eager to restore the traditional fortnightly audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Mr Blair began his premiership briefing the Queen with scrupulous regularity, but the meetings became increasingly irregular as time went on.

By contrast, Mr Brown has been careful to maintain the tradition of informing the Sovereign about his annual Budget before telling the Cabinet and Parliament.

Indeed, in some years the Queen found out about the Chancellor's tax proposals before the Prime Minister.

The Chancellor has spoken repeatedly of his "Britishness" and is sensitive about claims that the English will refuse to tolerate being governed by a politician from north of the border.

In an interview with Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Brown denied that being a Scot was a "problem".

He said: "I am very proud of my Scottishness. I am proud also that I am a citizen of Britain."
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Mary R. on May 13, 2007, 11:12:00 AM
 "Michael Fagan was not charged for trespassing in the Queen's bedroom since it was then a civil offense and proceedings would have compromised the Queen's position as head of state. In September 1982 Mr Fagan was acquitted of stealing wine from Buckingham Palace in June. He admitted another charge of stealing a car and the judge at the Old Bailey sent him to a top security mental health hospital in Liverpool, as a patient rather than a criminal. He was released three months later. Since then Michael Fagan has committed several other petty offences. In 1984 aggravated trespass or the act of trespass with the intent to disrupt or obstruct a lawful activity became a criminal offence." BBC One News

There is also a video and article on BBC One relating the events and the rather heated discussion that went on during Parliament the next day about the poor quality of security the queen was receiving. Here's the link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/9/newsid_2498000/2498731.stm

Also, I forgot to mention one other tidbit that I'm sure you'll find funny. When the queen heard Fagan in her room, she said in imperious tones, "It's too early for tea!"

Mary R.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Janet on May 14, 2007, 04:35:13 PM

From Carolly Erickson's Lillibet (a great book!)

Do you really think so?  I have hundreds of books about Queen Eilizabeth II, including that one which I found very poorly written.  The woman writes like a child.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Mary R. on May 14, 2007, 05:21:12 PM
Parts of it (like the description of the Fagan incident) are much better than others. I do have to agree with you some parts of it are written in a childike manner. It is not the most detailed biography; however, she does provide some insight into Queen Elizabeth's character. If you're looking for a great read on QEII, try Majesty: An Oral Biography of Queen Elizabeth II if you haven't already. That is in my opinion a very detailed book in a not-so-traditional format.

I haven't read any books on QEII lately, do you have any suggestions?
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Janet on May 15, 2007, 02:10:28 AM
Parts of it (like the description of the Fagan incident) are much better than others. I do have to agree with you some parts of it are written in a childike manner. It is not the most detailed biography; however, she does provide some insight into Queen Elizabeth's character. If you're looking for a great read on QEII, try Majesty: An Oral Biography of Queen Elizabeth II if you haven't already. That is in my opinion a very detailed book in a not-so-traditional format.

I haven't read any books on QEII lately, do you have any suggestions?

Among the most recent ones, the best is The Queen by Ben Pimlott (the 2001 edition which has added chapters to
bring it up-to-date from his 1996 edition).   Sarah Bradford's 1996 bio is also fairly good.  In 2002 Robert Lacey, Graham Turner,
and William Shawcross published bios of the Queen which are worth reading (I have the Oral Biography by the Strobers you metnioned from that year too, also good).  I really liked the 1994 bio by Kenneth Harris.  Another recent one I'd recommend is  Philip & Elizabeth by Gyles Brandreth (2004).

Not so recent but excellent are the bios by Anne Morrow and Elizabeth Longford written in 1983.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Mary R. on May 15, 2007, 11:30:26 AM
Thanks so much Janet! I look forward to picking some of these up! Do you have an opinion on The Queen and Us by Jennie Bond and By Royal Command by Henry Buckton?
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TheAce1918 on May 15, 2007, 02:30:17 PM
Those pictures are gorgeous everyone!

I read a while back in my local paper (which included the list of festivities and guests at the White House ball) that among the guests in attendence was Peyton Manning.  I couldn't stop laughing.  It was funny enough that Dubya screwed up a historical fact while speaking before the ball...but he includes the Superbowl MVP?  I just find it silly.  :D
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Taren on May 15, 2007, 02:38:09 PM
Those pictures are gorgeous everyone!

I read a while back in my local paper (which included the list of festivities and guests at the White House ball) that among the guests in attendence was Peyton Manning.  I couldn't stop laughing.  It was funny enough that Dubya screwed up a historical fact while speaking before the ball...but he includes the Superbowl MVP?  I just find it silly.  :D

Celebrities are always included at these things -it's not something that's Dubya-centric. If you'll recall, John Travolta attended the dinner the Reagans had for the Prince and Princess of Wales in the 80's. Travolta and Diana danced together.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 15, 2007, 05:10:36 PM
I think it was wonderful that Peyton Manning attended the event as well as the Derby jockey. President Bush has a wonderful ability to engage people of every level in a social event, and QII was totally pleased.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TheAce1918 on May 15, 2007, 08:41:01 PM

Celebrities are always included at these things -it's not something that's Dubya-centric. If you'll recall, John Travolta attended the dinner the Reagans had for the Prince and Princess of Wales in the 80's. Travolta and Diana danced together.

I do recall an event like that, but I forgot that Travolta was there!  I hope to God he didn't wear bellbottoms. (Yes I know the dinner was in the 80s)
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Taren on May 15, 2007, 09:27:41 PM

Celebrities are always included at these things -it's not something that's Dubya-centric. If you'll recall, John Travolta attended the dinner the Reagans had for the Prince and Princess of Wales in the 80's. Travolta and Diana danced together.

I do recall an event like that, but I forgot that Travolta was there!  I hope to God he didn't wear bellbottoms. (Yes I know the dinner was in the 80s)

He wore a tux that later brought in the most money for any celebrity ensemble ever at auction -until the dress Diana wore that night broke the record at her dress auction some years later.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: Leuchtenberg on May 16, 2007, 10:04:03 AM
. President Bush has a wonderful ability to engage people of every level in a social event.


 :D  hahahahaha
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 16, 2007, 12:38:13 PM
Well, the Queen thought President Bush did a wonderful job so your comment makes no sense.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TheAce1918 on May 16, 2007, 05:19:45 PM
Who's comment?
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 16, 2007, 10:46:53 PM
Those pictures are gorgeous everyone!

I read a while back in my local paper (which included the list of festivities and guests at the White House ball) that among the guests in attendence was Peyton Manning.  I couldn't stop laughing.  It was funny enough that Dubya screwed up a historical fact while speaking before the ball...but he includes the Superbowl MVP?  I just find it silly.  :D

Hey! That's the Colts quarterback you're talking about! (See my avatar  ;) :D ) Maybe the Queen, being a true lady of quality, is a fan of the Indianapolis Colts.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TheAce1918 on May 16, 2007, 11:55:07 PM
And your point Ella?  You might want to look at my avatar.  ;)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 17, 2007, 07:13:11 PM
It will be interesting to see what happens.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 17, 2007, 07:16:37 PM
I couldn't make out the writing but I saw a football helmet and you have a vengeance quote so maybe it represents the Bears? If so, sorry (actually, no I'm not!  ;) ).
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: TheAce1918 on May 17, 2007, 07:35:25 PM
This is not a sports forum Ella.

And it is not the Bears, but the Cleveland Browns.

For kindness reasons I'd like to leave it at that, and nothing more regarding this, and suggest we both get back to the topic of Her Majesty.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 17, 2007, 07:41:33 PM
Her Majesty held an investiture today. She awarded a shoe designer and a policeman who was on duty during the London bombings among others. She certainly keeps up a rigorous pace!!

Mary R.
Title: Re: The Queen's trip to the states for the Jamestown celebration
Post by: grandduchessella on May 17, 2007, 08:25:21 PM
This is not a sports forum Ella.

And it is not the Bears, but the Cleveland Browns.

For kindness reasons I'd like to leave it at that, and nothing more regarding this, and suggest we both get back to the topic of Her Majesty.

Yes, I am aware that it's not a sports forum, thank you, Ace. We've had a long-standing history on the Forum of friendly off-topic comments, provided that they don't go on too long (a handful of posts is usually the cut-off). Since the visit of the Queen is now over, and thus the point of the thread has now ended, it didn't seem that it would be a big deal to go off-topic a bit--and also divert a bit from some of the political comments (keeping in mind it's not a political forum either) that can threaten to overtake friendly conversations. In addition, I had just finished attending my grandfather's funeral that day and was looking for a little light-heartedness.

Mary--I moved your post on the Queen's holding of an investiture to the Queen Elizabeth II thread so it could be discussed.

I guess it's time to put this topic away and make it a read-only now. If anyone comes across anything actually related to the visit and would like to add it, feel free to PM me about it and I will gladly either re-open the thread or add it.

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on May 22, 2007, 01:44:20 AM
HM visited the Chelsea Flower Show yesterday,and she wasn't the only Royal to do so....

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1179791436.html

courtesy Brent,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 22, 2007, 04:04:16 PM
It is said that her outfits always seem to coordinate with the theme that year. Has anyone else heard this?

Regards,
Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 22, 2007, 10:46:27 PM
More Annie Liebowitz photos (courtesy GREMB)

(http://www.britainusa.com/images/monarchy/QueenElizabeth2.jpg)

(http://www.britainusa.com/images/monarchy/QueenElizabeth3.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on May 23, 2007, 03:29:36 PM
HM attended the opening of the new Planetarium and Education Centre,Greenwich.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1179936003.html

courtesy Marianne,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 23, 2007, 04:47:23 PM
More Annie Liebowitz photos (courtesy GREMB)

(http://www.britainusa.com/images/monarchy/QueenElizabeth2.jpg)

(http://www.britainusa.com/images/monarchy/QueenElizabeth3.jpg)

Both are beautiful photographs! The first photo with the Garter robes is quite stunning! Is that Queen Alexandra above the fireplace in the second photo?

Regards,
Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 23, 2007, 05:26:27 PM
Elizabeth the steps being carried up the steps at Balmoral in 1927 (this was on the cover of the Illustrated London News)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/lastscaneIIbalmoral1927.jpg)

and close-up

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/lastscaneIIbalmoral.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alexander1917 on May 23, 2007, 05:43:03 PM
More Annie Liebowitz photos (courtesy GREMB)

(http://www.britainusa.com/images/monarchy/QueenElizabeth2.jpg)

(http://www.britainusa.com/images/monarchy/QueenElizabeth3.jpg)

Both are beautiful photographs! The first photo with the Garter robes is quite stunning! Is that Queen Alexandra above the fireplace in the second photo?

Regards,
Mary R.

Yes its the WITHE DRAWING ROOM /BP, Queen Alexandra wore a withe dress with the Koh-I-Noor Brooch and the small diamond Crown from Queen Victoria, and the stunning diamand dog-collar by Cartier
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alexander1917 on May 23, 2007, 05:47:36 PM


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/alexander1917/alixBP.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 23, 2007, 06:12:48 PM
Thank you Alexander1917! What a beautiful portrait!

Regards,
Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 23, 2007, 06:39:55 PM
Her Majesty was named the Greatest Living Britain! She beat finalists Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Julie Andrews, and Margaret Thatcher.
Below is the link:
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7007416971 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7007416971)

Regards,
Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on May 25, 2007, 10:21:29 PM
From a series of photos published in the ILN

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/lastscanEII1927.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/lastscanEII1927-1.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/britain/lastscanEIIbaby.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on May 25, 2007, 11:15:00 PM
She was a sweet little girl.  :-*
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on May 27, 2007, 04:52:47 AM
 :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjfHHw9BF70&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgCt3bRkBd4&NR=1

and once upon a time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RDGklfT6HE&mode=related&search=
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 28, 2007, 08:51:27 AM
Youtube is a surprising source for information. There are so many videos of Queen Elizabeth and many other royal families. I particularly enjoyed the one with President Reagan, it's one of my favorites!

Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on May 28, 2007, 11:04:10 AM
My favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejRJXR92B7g&mode=related&search=

Another one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdH7eSJYvSg

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on May 30, 2007, 01:23:40 AM
Buckingham Palace last night:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1180500160.html

courtesy Joey,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on May 30, 2007, 11:21:10 PM
http://i19.tinypic.com/65yzcyr.jpg

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on May 31, 2007, 08:45:03 AM
When was the last time the Emperor and Empress met with QEII?

Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 02, 2007, 01:39:18 AM
54 Years ago today:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1180757752.html

Courtesy Allison,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on June 02, 2007, 09:17:44 AM
54 years ago today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h7HtTXifps&mode=related&search=

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on June 02, 2007, 09:29:55 AM
Some more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJwtb7nesl0&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjfHHw9BF70&mode=related&search=

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on June 02, 2007, 11:50:10 AM
Thank you Lucien & Duke of NJ

God bless her...

LONG MAY SHE REIGN

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on June 02, 2007, 12:24:11 PM
Absolutely! :)

Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 04, 2007, 07:55:33 AM
Have a seat.. ;D

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1180959710.html

Courtesy Octavius,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 05, 2007, 01:48:51 PM
HM The Queen accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended the opening of the National Welsh Assembly,Cardiff:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1181055620.html

Courtesy Marianne,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on June 05, 2007, 03:06:28 PM
Thank you Lucien! It's nice to see the four of them out together. The Queen looks lovely and the Duchess of Cornwall looks fabulous! She is wearing lovely jewellery.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on June 05, 2007, 06:17:54 PM
Love Her Majesty's hat!

Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on June 05, 2007, 08:12:50 PM
Love Her Majesty's hat!

Mary R.

And THE BROOCH!!!

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on June 05, 2007, 08:20:04 PM
It's the Cullinan V Heart Brooch, isn't it?
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on June 05, 2007, 08:51:57 PM
You would be right! It's one of my absolute favorites!

Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 09, 2007, 12:10:53 AM
HM yesterday & thursday:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1181318298.html

Courtesy Sofie,GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on June 09, 2007, 03:53:22 PM
Lovely pictures! The brooch below looks familiar but I can't remember the exact name! Anyone?
(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74438844.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1936C93A00DCCA1DB503F57AC44A4A0C272)

Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alexander1917 on June 09, 2007, 04:47:47 PM
It's the Cullinan V Heart Brooch, isn't it?

The Queen wore the brooch also 2 times during her US visit
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on June 09, 2007, 08:08:01 PM
More images of Queen Elizabeth II. ;)

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u269/Valeria_Anya/Insight_mar06_gallery_mel1_large.jpg
March 2006 Queen in Australia meeting the Prime Minister Howard

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u269/Valeria_Anya/Insight20jun0720gallery20romsey20la.jpg
June 9, 2007

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u269/Valeria_Anya/Insight20jun0720gallery20burundi20l.jpg
June 5, 2007
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Alexander1917 on June 10, 2007, 03:33:49 PM
Lovely pictures! The brooch below looks familiar but I can't remember the exact name! Anyone?
(http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/74438844.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1936C93A00DCCA1DB503F57AC44A4A0C272)

Mary R.

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/alexander1917/52108262.jpg)

Seems to me that the brooch is from the Queen Mother's Jewels
Title: Queen Elizabeth II
Post by: Mary R. on June 12, 2007, 06:41:00 PM
Who owned the brooch before the Queen Mother? I assume Queen Mary...

Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II
Post by: ashdean on June 13, 2007, 01:40:49 AM
Who owned the brooch before the Queen Mother? I assume Queen Mary...

Mary R.
I think the Queen Mother would be the first owner...it is obviously a modernish peice as the sapphires look to be pave set...
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II
Post by: Alexander1917 on June 13, 2007, 10:20:12 AM
Who owned the brooch before the Queen Mother? I assume Queen Mary...

Mary R.
I think the Queen Mother would be the first owner...it is obviously a modernish peice as the sapphires look to be pave set...


I also think its from Queen Mum, its not Marys style.....
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 14, 2007, 02:18:15 AM
HM will attend a memorial service at Pangbourne,Berkshire today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the end of the Falkland war.
The service will be aired on BBC1 at 11.00AM GMT.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 15, 2007, 12:29:53 AM
HM will attend a memorial service at Pangbourne,Berkshire today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the end of the Falkland war.
The service will be aired on BBC1 at 11.00AM GMT.

HM yesterday,welcomed by Baroness Thatcher:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1181868759.html

Courtesy Joey,GREMB.

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1181817795.html

Courtesy dear Alpha,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on June 15, 2007, 12:56:39 PM
...and Republican Cherie steadfastly keeps her knees straight.

It did not go unnoticed that every lady - including the octogenarian Mrs Thatcher - curtseyed to HM.   

Cherie thinks she is making a proud, republican, point.   I think she is a very silly woman - and that's for reasons well beyond the lack of curtsey/courtesy.

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Prince_Lieven on June 15, 2007, 01:44:18 PM
Doesn't HM find Mrs Blair's refusal to curtsey highly amusing? I'm sure I read that somewhere.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on June 15, 2007, 02:39:10 PM
She's awful and has no class. Look at the smug look on her face in the above photo. I'm sure the Queen is amused! The jokes on Cherie, if only she knew. :D
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ashdean on June 16, 2007, 11:19:30 AM
She's awful and has no class. Look at the smug look on her face in the above photo. I'm sure the Queen is amused! The jokes on Cherie, if only she knew. :D
As we know with her clothes.... the  only good taste Cherie has is in her MOUTH !!!! AND WHAT A MOUTH...Lady Thatcher has more class in her little finger....Cherie like her husband will not be missed at #10
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on June 17, 2007, 08:10:04 PM
The amusement the Queen finds from Mrs. Blair is really played up in The Queen. Helen Mirren nails the smile which hides her true amusement. If only Mrs. Blair knew...

Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 18, 2007, 02:22:48 AM
HM and The Duke at the Vivari Queen's Cup Final,Guards Polo Club,Windsor yesterday:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1182103216.html

Courtesy Marianne,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on June 18, 2007, 07:14:15 AM
What a marvellous, indefatiguable couple - the Queen at 81 and the Duke of Edinburgh, 86.   One would have thought the Trooping of the Colour ceremony on Saturday would have been more than enough in one weekend for those octogenarians - but no... there they are, out again yesterday, looking as though they're enjoying life to the full.
 
Please God, long may that continue for them both because I feel when one passes, it won't be long until she/he is joined by the other.

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 18, 2007, 07:40:36 AM
"Queen Elisabeth II will go to Dubai".

Not HM herself but the luxury-liner baptised by HM in september 1967.Cunard has sold the Grand Old Lady of the Seas to Dubai where she will be used
as a luxury hotel near "The Palm Jumeirah",the worlds largest(and one of 3 of the Tackiest....) man made islands.

During her service the "QEII" sailed around the world 25 times,crossed the Atlantic 800 times and welcomed 2.5 million passengers.

O/T
http://www.realestate.theemiratesnetwork.com/developments/dubai/index_palm.php
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mary R. on June 18, 2007, 02:47:45 PM
The Garter ceremony is to take place today!
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5407.asp (http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5407.asp)

Mary R.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Duke of New Jersey on June 18, 2007, 02:59:55 PM
Delete.

-Duke of NJ
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on June 18, 2007, 03:50:38 PM
The Garter ceremony is to take place today!
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5407.asp (http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5407.asp)

Mary R.

The Garter Ceremony:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1182154794.html

2007:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1182178881.html

Courtesy Marianne,BRMB.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=18-06-2007%20Windsor

Courtesy PPE/Albert Nieboer.

note:the wonderfull pictures Mr.Nieboer was able to make at Windsor today,are due to the very kind gesture of a fellow poster at the BRMB
who offered him a special ticket for Garter Day 2007.As Marianne on the BRMB I agree,a delightfull gesture indeed.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on June 19, 2007, 08:38:33 AM
Princess Annes earrings appear to be aquamarines!!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Martyn on June 19, 2007, 11:26:16 AM
Princess Annes earrings appear to be aquamarines!!

They do.  I wonder if they are vintage pieces or modern, and whether they go with the aquamarine tiara that the QM gave to her?
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on September 20, 2007, 08:10:05 AM
Nice story.  Not sure about the rubber duck yarn though...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007430136,00.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007430136,00.html)

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ashdean on September 20, 2007, 12:18:25 PM
Princess Annes earrings appear to be aquamarines!!
The Queen gave Anne NEW aquamarine earrings as part of her wedding gift to complement the QM's tiara...As Anne had the tiara shortened at the sides..the pendant necklace Anne now has may have been made from these surplus gems ..
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on October 09, 2007, 01:32:17 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7029940.stm

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: emeraldeyes on October 10, 2007, 03:01:01 PM
Amusing...

http://www.hellomagazine.ca/royalty/2007/10/10/queen-handbag/ (http://www.hellomagazine.ca/royalty/2007/10/10/queen-handbag/)

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Martyn on October 12, 2007, 10:26:17 AM
Fascinating.  The contents of a person's bag are always highly illuminating about their character, as is the general condition of the the interior.

I love the secret sign language of the handbag but am not too sure about the meat hook.........
Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on October 13, 2007, 02:47:42 AM
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1192209193.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1192209690.html


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7040801.stm
Courtesy dear Janet,BRMB
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on October 13, 2007, 04:27:53 AM
Thank you Lucien, war is awful and such a waste. Those poor grieving mothers, I wish the dreadful Bush could see that. Anyway, it's nice to see the Queen, DoE, Prince Charles and the DoC all together. The Duchess looks very smart, not at all messy or untidy, in my opinion, as others have said! :)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on October 13, 2007, 04:40:52 AM
Thank you Lucien, war is awful and such a waste. Those poor grieving mothers, I wish the dreadful Bush could see that. Anyway, it's nice to see the Queen, DoE, Prince Charles and the DoC all together. The Duchess looks very smart, not at all messy or untidy, in my opinion, as others have said! :)

I agree on all points Eddie,and "others" oh well,there are always those... ::)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: emeraldeyes on October 13, 2007, 01:35:35 PM
Fascinating.  The contents of a person's bag are always highly illuminating about their character, as is the general condition of the the interior.

I love the secret sign language of the handbag but am not too sure about the meat hook.........


I like to think that from time to time she takes the hook in her hand and pretends to be a pirate.  "arg, matey..."
Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on October 30, 2007, 09:21:00 AM
State Visit from Saudi Arabia starting today:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7068977.stm

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1193749943.html

courtesy Allison,GREMB.
Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on October 30, 2007, 06:06:47 PM
State Visit from Saudi Arabia starting today:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7068977.stm

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1193749943.html

courtesy Allison,GREMB.

Buckingham Palace tonight:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1193782902.html

HRH Camilla,Duchess of Cornwall is wearing the Family Order for the very first time.Bravo!!

Courtesy Dagfinn.GREMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Adagietto on November 01, 2007, 10:36:11 AM
A photograph which I came across in a magazine of Lucian Freud painting his portrait of the Queen:

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r163/linschoten/Royal/lfq2.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r163/linschoten/Royal/lfq1.jpg)
Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 01, 2007, 12:11:03 PM
Nice gift to HM from HM.
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article2764655.ece

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Tdora1 on November 01, 2007, 03:34:44 PM
Lucien Freud..gawd almighty, did he get to show HM his famous Leigh Bowery series?
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on November 01, 2007, 04:34:47 PM
here's some pictures of a young Elizabeth

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/The%20Princesses%20Elizabeth%20and%20Margaret%20/3355940.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/The%20Princesses%20Elizabeth%20and%20Margaret%20/3360561.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/The%20Princesses%20Elizabeth%20and%20Margaret%20/3363156.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/The%20Princesses%20Elizabeth%20and%20Margaret%20/3323654.jpg)

this one is my favorite
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/The%20Princesses%20Elizabeth%20and%20Margaret%20/3303421.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/The%20Princesses%20Elizabeth%20and%20Margaret%20/3400818.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/The%20Princesses%20Elizabeth%20and%20Margaret%20/2667727.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/The%20Princesses%20Elizabeth%20and%20Margaret%20/4a1b.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Eddie_uk on November 04, 2007, 01:08:26 PM
Vogue has named Queen Elizabeth II as one of the most glamourous women!!

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20071104/ten-hrh-is-style-queen-ea4616c_1.html

Good for her!!!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: dmitri on November 04, 2007, 01:29:36 PM
Looks like Lucien Freud needs to get his eyes tested. His portrait is terrible.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Adagietto on November 04, 2007, 01:41:13 PM
Here's a scan. It makes her look a bit severe perhaps.

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r163/linschoten/Paintings/queen_by_freud.jpg)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Condecontessa on November 04, 2007, 02:32:53 PM
That's an ugly painting. Although I'm not british, I think it's a disrespectful painting of the Queen.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on November 04, 2007, 03:07:43 PM
i agree....no offence to the painter....but i dont like it at all :-\
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on November 05, 2007, 02:05:08 AM
That's an ugly painting. Although I'm not british, I think it's a disrespectful painting of the Queen.

I agree and I have to say I wouldn't have the good manners of Cambria Coheed either - this is just ugly and unflattering and I wouldn't hesitate to tell the artist, given the chance!
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Adagietto on November 05, 2007, 04:37:54 AM
It's certainly not intended to be disrespectful, he likes and admires the Queen; but he has his own peculiar way of looking at things, and particularly of painting flesh! Although I like the painting of the hair and crown, but I would agree in not liking this as a portrait, because it so it so conflicts with the way in which I would imagine the subject. Intreresting though.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 06, 2007, 11:59:31 AM
Seems to have gone by unnoticed........
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1194353847.html

courtesy Nellie
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: dmitri on November 06, 2007, 01:53:07 PM
She's a remarkable Monarch. God Save The Queen!
Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 07, 2007, 07:54:32 AM
Seems to have gone by unnoticed........
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1194353847.html

courtesy Nellie

Some more,courtesy Brent & Joris,BRMB.
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1194377892.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1194360348.html
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on November 07, 2007, 11:13:33 AM

Some more,courtesy Brent & Joris,BRMB.
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1194377892.html


Does the QEII wear a new dress each year or does she have a standard "Parliment" dress for the opening of Parliment?

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: dmitri on November 08, 2007, 01:22:01 AM
There's a long history of different dresses. They tend to be white or cream with sometimes gold lace or pearl braids. This goes well with the imperial state crown and the robe of state.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Martyn on November 08, 2007, 08:06:07 AM
That's true.  There does almost seem to be a formula for these dresses.  Often beaded and embroidered, they are generally white or off-white.

I seem to recall that there was at least one on display at BP the other year in the exhibition of the Queen's dresses; compared to the detail and workmanship of the Hartnell and Amies gowns, these modern dresses compare poorly but are nonetheless composed of expensive materials.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: dmitri on November 08, 2007, 08:38:24 AM
The Queen's figure is of course more matronly now than when she was first monarch. It's a touch more difficult to design a flattering dress now.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on November 08, 2007, 11:05:37 AM
The Queen's figure is of course more matronly now than when she was first monarch. It's a touch more difficult to design a flattering dress now.

Well Oprah Winfrey seems to be able to pull it off even when she is at her heaviest.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on November 08, 2007, 03:56:53 PM
If Oprah Winfrey continues to lament her size or have any more 'weight loss' shows, I think I will scream! 

The Queen has gained weight as she's got older but not a huge amount.  Her inclusion in the Vogue most glamorous list should prove that to look good, one doesn't have to be young and/or stick thin.

Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on November 08, 2007, 07:56:20 PM
If Oprah Winfrey continues to lament her size or have any more 'weight loss' shows, I think I will scream! 

The Queen has gained weight as she's got older but not a huge amount.  Her inclusion in the Vogue most glamorous list should prove that to look good, one doesn't have to be young and/or stick thin.




Grace,

I was only making a sarcastic comment which is hard to do without the the smileys.  Please reach accross to the other side of the Earth and slap me!!!  ;D ;D ;D

FYI:  Weight loss shoes are big ratings winner and sell advertiising.  If they were not big ratings grabbersa Opray woul not do them!   ;) ;) ;)

TampaBay
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on November 08, 2007, 11:14:24 PM
Of course you're right, TB - sorry - I wasn't having a go at you, but Oprah does rather treat losing weight like rocket science, what?!

Anyway, Her Maj has never looked better, has she, nor happier, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Martyn on November 09, 2007, 07:52:59 AM
The Queen's figure is of course more matronly now than when she was first monarch. It's a touch more difficult to design a flattering dress now.

That is quite true.

Her evening dresses have a basic shape that is often repeated and rely on beaded and embroidered fabrics for their sumptuous effect.  These fabrics are very expensive and quite probably are a substitution for the hand beading and embroidery that one fiinds on the Queen's formal gowns of yore (the latter techniques being incredibly expensive to execute these days).
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on November 09, 2007, 05:47:49 PM
That portrait looks ugly. It is not nice what their doing it is such a opprobrious disgrace to the Queen. I think he rushed on the painting instead of taking time to do it. People did much better than that with her previous paintings. That was such a messy and careless job. Hopefully there will be better.
Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 10, 2007, 07:32:43 AM

Some more,courtesy Brent & Joris,BRMB.
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1194377892.html


Does the QEII wear a new dress each year or does she have a standard "Parliment" dress for the opening of Parliment?

TampaBay

Depends of the tablecloth at hand.Really,evening wear and occasions like today always see a variety of whites only,a sort of 21st century "Virgin Queen",I dubbed her "Tablecloth Lily" years ago,with all due respect ofcourse,as she still is a formidable and admirable octaginarian,but except for her surprising and often absolutely great daywear,a fashion disaster at evenings.Tasteless.

HM and the Princess Royal last thursday:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1194601342.html

Courtesy Marianne,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Kimberly on November 10, 2007, 03:41:32 PM
This is a nice piece;
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=492786&in_page_id=1879 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=492786&in_page_id=1879)
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Mari on November 11, 2007, 01:00:47 AM
May She long reign!
Interesting that Prince Charles worries about dying before he inherits the throne....
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: dmitri on November 11, 2007, 04:54:33 AM
Yes it is a very interesting piece indeed. Thank goodness The Queen and Prince Philip are both in robust good health. Long may she reign.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Grace on November 11, 2007, 05:28:55 AM
Hopefully, yes, although recent reports were that Philip has a heart condition for which he is receiving treatment.  Not that unusual for a man of 86, I suppose...
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: dmitri on November 11, 2007, 06:00:43 AM
They will both receive the best possible medical care. The late Queen Mother did as well.
Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 11, 2007, 07:00:59 AM
Royal Albert Hall last night

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7088682.stm

Whitehall this morning:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7089225.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7089455.stm

http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1194524393.html

courtesy Marianne,BRMB.



Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 11, 2007, 09:15:34 AM
London this morning:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1194787359.html

Courtesy Marianne,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 11, 2007, 09:43:33 AM
London this morning:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1194787359.html

Courtesy Marianne,BRMB.

And some more:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1194794459.html

Courtesy Marianne.BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Martyn on November 12, 2007, 10:46:52 AM
This is a nice piece;
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=492786&in_page_id=1879 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=492786&in_page_id=1879)

Thanks for that link Kim. 

What a fascinating piece, offering some great insights into the relationship between the Queen and her husband.  I rather like the Queen's euphemism for infidelity - ' a man who takes a lot of amusing'.......typical of her pragmatism.

Quite insightful as well about the realtionship between the POW, his wife and his parents.......worth a look.....
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: ChristineM on November 13, 2007, 05:18:06 AM
I was a little disappointed to read that Camilla is still not particularly welcomed by HM.    The relaxation, so obvious in both in the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and their oldest son since his relationship with Camilla was regularised, indicated to me a warmth which this article denies.

Thanks again Lucien for your pics - of which please take note of Photograph 10 on the BBC website.   

I don't think I have ever before heard the National Anthem sung with such gusto and genuine feeling.

tsaria
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: grandduchessella on November 13, 2007, 01:52:40 PM
Even if the relationship is still strange, a relaxation could still be there merely be the fact that the unclear status of the relationship is no longer. The Queen must've felt some relief (if not joy) that the situation would be resolved in some fashion and not just 'out there' in limbo land.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 13, 2007, 03:18:19 PM
I was a little disappointed to read that Camilla is still not particularly welcomed by HM.    The relaxation, so obvious in both in the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and their oldest son since his relationship with Camilla was regularised, indicated to me a warmth which this article denies.

Thanks again Lucien for your pics - of which please take note of Photograph 10 on the BBC website.   

I don't think I have ever before heard the National Anthem sung with such gusto and genuine feeling.

tsaria

The BBC will air the Service of Celebration at Westminster Abbey on monday november 19th from 11.00AM GMT -till 12.30PM.

HM and the Duke:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1194970447.html

Courtesy Marianne,BRMB.
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Martyn on November 14, 2007, 07:57:07 AM
I was a little disappointed to read that Camilla is still not particularly welcomed by HM.    The relaxation, so obvious in both in the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and their oldest son since his relationship with Camilla was regularised, indicated to me a warmth which this article denies.

tsaria

Althought the Queen is a pragmatist, I think that it is fair to say that she bowed to the inevitable and that must have taken some adjustment.  I rather doubt that the duchess is ever made to feel unwelcome per se, but I would be more than surprised to discover that the Queen could abandon her natural reserve and her knowledge of that has gone before and embraced the former with open arms.

It could well take time for some real cordiality to develop in this relationship..............
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: TampaBay on November 14, 2007, 07:55:32 PM

It could well take time for some real cordiality to develop in this relationship..............

And the clock is ticking....

TampaBay
Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 22, 2007, 12:45:05 AM
HM and the Duke arrived at Kampala,Uganda,yesterday:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1195666421.html

Courtesy Brent,BRMB.
Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 22, 2007, 03:18:04 PM
HM and the Duke arrived at Kampala,Uganda,yesterday:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1195666421.html

Courtesy Brent,BRMB.

Kampala,Uganda:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1195757746.html

Courtesy Sofia,GREMB.
Title: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Lucien on November 26, 2007, 11:33:17 AM
The BBC will start their new series;"Monarchy:The Royal Family at Work" ,tonight,monday the 26th at 20.30PM GMT,BBC1 .
Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
Post by: Emperor of the Dominions on November 26, 2007, 05:23:54 PM
I have just finished watching the first programme. What a wonderful insight it is, the first programme included the last state visit to the USA. What struck me was the love expressed from the crouds at the various destinations. Both Virginia and Washington seemed to love her. I am sure H.M. must draw strength from this love, to enable her in her role. I eagerly await the next episode to be broadcast on Monday (03/12/07), BBC1, 9pm GMT.

R.I.