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« Reply #150 on: June 04, 2012, 03:38:47 PM »

Poor Prince Phillip, and HM the Queen, what bad timing! I do hope he gets better soon even something as a bladder infection could be very dangerous for someone of his age. I met him once  and he was rather terrifying! but he is a wonderful man and HM the Queen could not have have been such wonderful monarch without his support. Get well soon you highness!







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« Reply #152 on: June 04, 2012, 05:33:43 PM »
Such a shame Prince Phillip was not able to come to Tonight's celebrations. Hope he makes a speedy recovery!

Tonight's celebrations were just incredible, The fireworks display, and the Palace both looked beautiful. I loved Charles' speech too!

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« Reply #153 on: June 04, 2012, 09:32:54 PM »
I have just seen The Diamond Jubilee concert and initially I gasped when The Queen made her entrance as she wore a heavy black cape; the colour of mourning. I can't tell you how relieved I was a few moments later, when I saw glimpses of her incredible golden gown, which we later saw in all its spendour.

I noticed that very sensibly The Queen wore earplugs while seated at the concert, however I couldn't spot them when she was later on stage. Of course the noise at such events is incredible and although the line-up for the event was first-class, there must be some performances she is less fond of; I suspect the earplugs helped there too!

It was marvelous to witness the outpouring of love and regard when The Prince of Wales mentioned The Duke of Edinburgh, and I hope that gave some comfort to The Queen, at what will be a very anxious time.

I think my least favourite parts were some of the 'fill-ins' by comedians, some of which appeared amateurish to me, particularly Lenny Henry's efforts to 'work' the crowd, which went on far too long. Needless to say when Her Majesty stepped on the stage it was the highlight of the evening. I much enjoyed a marvelous rendition of The National Anthem, complete with the introductory Gordon Jacobs Fanfare. One couldn't help but be impressed by a fabulous fireworks display at the conclusion of the concert; it was a world-class event which the British excel at.

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« Reply #154 on: June 05, 2012, 07:40:08 AM »
I have just seen The Diamond Jubilee concert and initially I gasped when The Queen made her entrance as she wore a heavy black cape; the colour of mourning. I can't tell you how relieved I was a few moments later, when I saw glimpses of her incredible golden gown, which we later saw in all its spendour.

I noticed that very sensibly The Queen wore earplugs while seated at the concert, however I couldn't spot them when she was later on stage. Of course the noise at such events is incredible and although the line-up for the event was first-class, there must be some performances she is less fond of; I suspect the earplugs helped there too!

It was marvelous to witness the outpouring of love and regard when The Prince of Wales mentioned The Duke of Edinburgh, and I hope that gave some comfort to The Queen, at what will be a very anxious time.

I think my least favourite parts were some of the 'fill-ins' by comedians, some of which appeared amateurish to me, particularly Lenny Henry's efforts to 'work' the crowd, which went on far too long. Needless to say when Her Majesty stepped on the stage it was the highlight of the evening. I much enjoyed a marvelous rendition of The National Anthem, complete with the introductory Gordon Jacobs Fanfare. One couldn't help but be impressed by a fabulous fireworks display at the conclusion of the concert; it was a world-class event which the British excel at.

R.I.

Agree on the above...Lenny Henry and his fill-in mates are way over their selling date comedy & entertainmentwise.

St.Paul Cathedral this morning:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-06-2012%20Cathedral

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-06-2012%20London

HM drove to St.Paul in the Bentley given to her 10 years ago and accompanied by a Lady in Waiting.
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« Reply #155 on: June 05, 2012, 08:29:51 AM »
The Queen looked wonderful of course, and it was lovely to see HM wearing the Cullinan!
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« Reply #156 on: June 05, 2012, 11:04:34 AM »
Hi,

Yes Eddie, The Queen looked spectacular and how appropriate to wear those diamonds for her Diamond Jubilee....
"Granny's Chips" photographed beautifully......

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« Reply #157 on: June 05, 2012, 12:57:10 PM »
Hi,

Yes Eddie, The Queen looked spectacular and how appropriate to wear those diamonds for her Diamond Jubilee....
"Granny's Chips" photographed beautifully......

Larry

And some more:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-06-2012%20Balcony

and....

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-06-2012%20Carriage


courtesy PPE
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« Reply #158 on: June 05, 2012, 03:51:11 PM »
Hi,

Yes Eddie, The Queen looked spectacular and how appropriate to wear those diamonds for her Diamond Jubilee....
"Granny's Chips" photographed beautifully......

Larry

And some more:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-06-2012%20Balcony

and....

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=05-06-2012%20Carriage


courtesy PPE

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1060715&flush=1

...including granny's chips... ;D

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« Reply #161 on: June 06, 2012, 05:12:18 AM »
No definite news of the Duke of Edinburgh as yet - there have been no official announcements at all.

It is his 91st birthday on Sunday - let's hope he's back at home for that!

Incidentally, he has a bare year to go in order to outlive the Duke of Connaught, who died shortly before his 92nd birthday and is currently the longest-lived male member of the British royal family.


Plus he and the Queen reach their 65th wedding anniversary on 20 November.

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« Reply #162 on: June 06, 2012, 06:50:28 AM »
London wears its party frock, Saturday 2nd of June



Regent Street, a sea of flags.



The Mall, looking very smart.



Final preparations to the concert arena, Buckingham Palace.

 

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« Reply #164 on: June 06, 2012, 05:01:42 PM »
I'm glad his condition is considerably improving! The Queen visited him today I believe, and spent almost an hour with him. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2155448/Queen-visits-Prince-Philip-hospital-Palace-announce-improved-considerably--doubts-remains-able-celebrate-91st-birthday.html