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Offline DNAgenie

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #180 on: June 12, 2012, 09:50:57 PM »
The question of which members of the royal family should appear, and when and where and how often, would have been a hot topic for the Jubileee organisers. I'd love to have been a fly on the wall to listen in to the arguments! Does anyone know who was involved in the planning stages?

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« Reply #181 on: June 13, 2012, 11:04:55 PM »
The question of which members of the royal family should appear, and when and where and how often, would have been a hot topic for the Jubileee organisers. I'd love to have been a fly on the wall to listen in to the arguments! Does anyone know who was involved in the planning stages?

The "who's on the balcony" is solely a matter for HM to decide.No-one else.She is the Monarch,not some flimsy organiser of nice looking mass events.
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« Reply #182 on: June 14, 2012, 01:23:51 AM »
So did she decide it alone, or in consulatation with other family members? And I wasn't only talking about the balcony scene, but all the official events of the Jubillee.

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« Reply #183 on: June 14, 2012, 08:02:07 AM »
So did she decide it alone, or in consulatation with other family members? And I wasn't only talking about the balcony scene, but all the official events of the Jubillee.

You can't mix one with the other here,HM has a definite say in who's on the balcony or not,the only say./

All the other Jubilee events are decided and discussed as you can read on the Diamond Jubilee website.
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« Reply #185 on: June 16, 2012, 03:20:17 PM »
Elizabeth II is only the second British Monarch to have a Diamond Jubilee, the first was Queen Victoria in 1898.

In just a couple of more years, Elizabeth will break Victoria's record as longest serving British Monarch.

Perhaps we shall witness the Platinum Jubilee of 'Elizabeth the Great' in 2022!

I was most impressed that the main guns of HMS Belfast were fired as part of the finale of the Thames pagent. I believe I'm correct in saying that they were last fired in anger in 1951, during the Korean War.

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« Reply #186 on: June 17, 2012, 03:55:23 AM »
I've just been watching the film of the Diamond Jubilee Windsor Tattoo.  Apparently it was held at the Windsor Castle parade ground sometime in May and no one has mentioned it before.  I thought it was by far the best Jubilee celebration I have seen and the Queen loved it! It featured horses from all over the world doing their stuff to music - they were all brilliant and they and their riders/handlers masterly.  I might be prejudiced, being a horse person, but how come no-one has mentioned it before?

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« Reply #187 on: June 17, 2012, 07:01:17 AM »
I've just been watching the film of the Diamond Jubilee Windsor Tattoo.  Apparently it was held at the Windsor Castle parade ground sometime in May and no one has mentioned it before.  I thought it was by far the best Jubilee celebration I have seen and the Queen loved it! It featured horses from all over the world doing their stuff to music - they were all brilliant and they and their riders/handlers masterly.  I might be prejudiced, being a horse person, but how come no-one has mentioned it before?

All The Queen's Horses - A Diamond Jubilee Special
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a spectacular pageant in the grounds of Windsor Castle featuring horses and performers from around the world:

http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=318368

As DNAgenie rightly says it was perhaps the best Jubilee occasion, where you can clearly see HM enjoying and delighting in the whole show (no ear plugs here). For me the best part was the French horse whisperer. If you haven't yet seen it it's a real treat!

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #188 on: June 17, 2012, 10:24:21 AM »

All The Queen's Horses - A Diamond Jubilee Special
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a spectacular pageant in the grounds of Windsor Castle featuring horses and performers from around the world:

http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=318368

As DNAgenie rightly says it was perhaps the best Jubilee occasion, where you can clearly see HM enjoying and delighting in the whole show (no ear plugs here). For me the best part was the French horse whisperer. If you haven't yet seen it it's a real treat!

R.I.


Unfortunately, it says: "This video can only be viewed from within the UK"!  Are there any other versions available for us mere mortals?
Thanks!
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« Reply #189 on: June 17, 2012, 12:39:04 PM »

All The Queen's Horses - A Diamond Jubilee Special
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a spectacular pageant in the grounds of Windsor Castle featuring horses and performers from around the world:

http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=318368

As DNAgenie rightly says it was perhaps the best Jubilee occasion, where you can clearly see HM enjoying and delighting in the whole show (no ear plugs here). For me the best part was the French horse whisperer. If you haven't yet seen it it's a real treat!

R.I.


Unfortunately, it says: "This video can only be viewed from within the UK"!  Are there any other versions available for us mere mortals?
Thanks!

I hope you can view this on utube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXuL1MGecko

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #190 on: June 26, 2012, 11:47:35 AM »
"Elizabeth Tower"? Wow! I'd like to see a poll taken on this one...

http://news.yahoo.com/londons-big-ben-renamed-elizabeth-tower-124855042.html
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« Reply #192 on: June 26, 2012, 12:58:05 PM »
I think it a fitting way to mark the Queen's Jubilee year. But people will still call it Big Ben anyway.

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« Reply #193 on: June 26, 2012, 02:23:14 PM »
"Elizabeth Tower"? Wow! I'd like to see a poll taken on this one...

http://news.yahoo.com/londons-big-ben-renamed-elizabeth-tower-124855042.html

Might I ask why?

Might you ask why...are they changing the name? Or why would I like to see a poll taken?

Robert I agree. I like the move as a nice way to honor the Queen and most people will still refer to it as Big Ben anyway...
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« Reply #194 on: June 26, 2012, 04:26:16 PM »
Much as I love the Queen, I truly can't see the point in this re-naming!  I know "Big Ben" is just a nickname but it's an entrenched one now for over 150 years (think that "clocked" (!) over in 2009) and no-one but NO-ONE is going to start calling it "Elizabeth Tower".  Surely they could have selected something else to name Elizabeth in this special jubilee year?