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

So 17 months to go!


I believe the date is 10th September 2015.


The Windsors / Re: Windsor Jewels Pt 7
« on: February 13, 2014, 05:41:28 PM »
The necklace which was given to the Queen as a wedding present by the Nizam of Hyderabad was recently worn by HRH Catherine of Cambridge. Unfortunately I can't seem to upload the image, can anyone else help?

The Windsors / Re: Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:34:46 PM »
A stunning portrait, Louise looking beautiful and very reminiscent of her mother.


The Windsors / Re: Windsor Jewels Pt 7
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:36:16 PM »
Is someone able to help and identify the diamond necklace and earrings the Queen is wearing during the Korean State Banquet?:

Many thanks


The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« on: December 13, 2012, 10:56:34 PM »
The Queen questions the financial crisis:


The Windsors / Re: The Royal Train
« on: October 04, 2012, 06:09:34 PM »
Yes it is pretty dark in there, as we can see from my photographs. I tried to get shots of the inside of carriages but none of my photos were usable due to the glare & poor lighting. Its all very atmospheric, but it certainly does not make for good photography.

Thanks Carisbrooke, my point exactly.


The Windsors / Re: The Royal Train
« on: October 02, 2012, 04:26:09 PM »
I've seen the Royal carriages at the National Railway Museum in York. Such a pity nobody has thought to light them inside. Peering through the windows one cannot see the all fine, rich detail that these carriages exhibit, as the light is so poor.


The Windsors / Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« on: September 30, 2012, 05:56:08 PM »
Marina looked good in all kinds of hats. I wonder who made them ?

Who cares?


The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part 3
« on: September 29, 2012, 04:07:34 PM »
Alexsander you took the words out of my mouth.  I like it a lot.

Has a very reflective, "This is where it started. Have I done well?" kind of feel to it.

  On the "Glittering Royal Events Message Board," the section "British Royals Message Board" has a superb detail of the portrait as its banner.
                                                                                              Regards,   AP.

I absolutely love it! It's a marvellous mixture of the traditional and reflection as a fashionably contemporary concept. I certainly want to see it in London next year and I wonder where I can buy a print?


An outcome: BBC News - French court bans publication of topless photos:


Rosie, Chris and Ann, you're all too good to be true!

William has had first hand experience of the media, including the way it treated his late mother, for his entire 30 years.  Surely that knowledge and experience should have warned him to protect his wife so that she could not be exploited by the media in the way that she has been?  The Cambridges cannot have it both ways.  If they want to protect their personal image and the prestige of the royal family then they are very careful, it's as simple as that.  It's the big drawback of who they are.  I fully accept that if they were any other young married couple, what they did was not wrong.  But they aren't and their decision has now ensured that the future Queen Consort can be publicly viewed topless for eternity. 

In the meantime, it's a bit more tarnish on the monarchy for the Queen to polish off.  HM has worked hard for over sixty years now with nothing like this ever touching her and she must wonder what on earth is going to happen after she is gone if her family continue to lapse so spectacularly and so often in ways that are so completely avoidable. 

I don't see any tarnish on the monarchy at all from this.  The only tarnish is on the photographer and the press who published the pictures.  They were in private, doing nothing wrong, immoral or criminal.  The fact that she was topless in a private situation was no reflection on her.  Had the pics been taken through a window while she was changing would it be any different?

The Queen was lucky to have grown up at a time when the press was not so intrusive.  Had the press been the same in her youth there would have been a lot more scandals (with the family, if not the queen herself) with the Duke of Kent, the Duke of Windsor, Princess Margaret in her youth and others.  All were involved in things with which the  press today would have a field day.

I heartily agree with Jehan.

BBC News: Kate topless photos: French injunction against magazine:



I agree


As do I.

Pictures from their East Asia and Pacific tour:


The Windsors / Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« on: September 14, 2012, 09:38:18 PM »
BBC News: Prince Harry at Camp Bastion during Taliban attack


BBC News: Topless Kate pictures: Duke and duchess sue French magazine Closer

I hope they succeed in closing the magazine down! It demonstrates William's determination not to put up with what his mother had to go through at the hands of the Press.


BBC News: Kate and William angered by 'grotesque' invasion of privacy

I hope they sue the ass off that photgrapher!


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