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« Reply #195 on: June 26, 2012, 04:32:00 PM »
I still think it is appropriate. After all, the other Westminster tower is named after Victoria. And "Big Ben" simply refers to the bell in the clock tower, not the tower itself.
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« Reply #196 on: June 26, 2012, 10:42:51 PM »
I still think it is appropriate. After all, the other Westminster tower is named after Victoria. And "Big Ben" simply refers to the bell in the clock tower, not the tower itself.

I agree,what could one possibly have against honoring HM in this way?One surely must see that it is quiet
extraordinary that a Monarch sits it out for 60 years and that it takes exceptional measures and celebrations.

Two Queens Reigning over 60 years and both have a tower named after them.You don't see that happening every day....not even in Amsterdam...
Nice,nothing to make a big deal off,no-one will start naming it Big Lilli instead of Big Ben now tho.

Back to the order of the day:

HM and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh are on a visit of Northern Ireland in the frame of the Diamond Jubilee Tour.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDiary/Gallery.aspx



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« Reply #197 on: June 27, 2012, 05:11:17 AM »

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« Reply #198 on: June 27, 2012, 05:06:32 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?

I was refering to the idea of a poll.  I donĀ“t think polls tell us very much.  As others state, of course the clock will always be called Big Ben, however, it is appropriate that both towers of the Palace of Westminster are named after Diamond monarchs.  I doubt very much else of note is being constructed institutionally and this would seem to be the most suitable option.

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 #200 on: June 29, 2012, 03:29:15 AM »
The diamond exhibition at Buckingham Palace:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18627486


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« Reply #201 on: July 05, 2012, 12:29:08 PM »
Cathedral of St.Giles,Edinburgh today saw the installation of HRH The Earl of Straethern as a Knight in the Order of The Thistle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-18713500


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« Reply #202 on: July 24, 2012, 06:23:39 PM »
BBC News: David Cameron hosts the Queen at Downing Street lunch, along with 3 of her former Prime Ministers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18958033

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« Reply #203 on: October 03, 2014, 01:51:19 AM »
GLORIANA





For those who missed Gloriana at the River Pageant, here she is at here berth & on the thames. These photographs were taken only a few weeks ago during the Greenwich tall ships event.

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« Reply #204 on: October 03, 2014, 02:43:26 AM »
By my reckoning, the Queen now has a bare year to go to out-reign Queen Victoria and become Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

June 1837 - January 1901

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« Reply #205 on: October 03, 2014, 02:46:21 AM »
Something went wrong with my last post.

June 1837 - January 1901       63 years 7 months
February 1952 - October 2015  63 years 8 months!

After that, Franz Josef reigned for 67 years 11 months and 20 days.

Keep going, old girl!!!

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« Reply #206 on: October 08, 2014, 04:07:33 PM »
Louis XIV.....you can do  this