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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2012, 12:39:43 PM »
Congratulations to her majesty on reaching her 60th year on the throne!
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2012, 01:48:39 PM »
Long may she reign!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2012, 06:06:01 PM »
Last night I attended a beautiful (and packed out!) ecumenical church service of thanksgiving for the Queen's 60 years on the throne.  It was both solemn and jolly, suitable for all and I enjoyed it very much.  I got quite emotional when HM was referred to as "our gracious sovereign Lady" and her life of service was acknowledged and celebrated.  She and her family were blessed by the various clergymen present.  At the conclusion of the service, we sang "God Save The Queen" which, no longer being the Australian national anthem for many years, I hadn't sang since I was very young.

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« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2012, 09:09:09 AM »
Last night I attended a beautiful (and packed out!) ecumenical church service of thanksgiving for the Queen's 60 years on the throne.  It was both solemn and jolly, suitable for all and I enjoyed it very much.  I got quite emotional when HM was referred to as "our gracious sovereign Lady" and her life of service was acknowledged and celebrated.  She and her family were blessed by the various clergymen present.  At the conclusion of the service, we sang "God Save The Queen" which, no longer being the Australian national anthem for many years, I hadn't sang since I was very young.

Sounds like a splendid occasion Grace. HM appears well respected throughout the Commonwealth, and wider. It's a pity that the UK doesn't appear to celebrate enough, the life and service of The Queen. I believe there is an element that she has always been there, and somehow taken for granted. Those who experienced the reign of her father George VI decrease and for many, due to her longevity, she has been the only Monarch people have ever known. 

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2012, 01:28:52 PM »
Do the current Royal Family have nicknames that they call one another in private? I did try performing a search before posting this question, but nothing turned up.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2012, 03:06:12 PM »
Do the current Royal Family have nicknames that they call one another in private? I did try performing a search before posting this question, but nothing turned up.

I didn't find much on this either. But in case you're interested in browsing through a history of European royalty and nobility nicknames try this Wikipedia link, if you haven't already: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nicknames_of_European_royalty_and_nobility

It looks like they list their "private" nicknames along with those, often unflattering, titles given to them by the public and press...and good for a laugh or two in some instances. For example...

- Queen Elizabeth II: "Brenda", "Lillibet"
- Prince Charles: "Brian", "Honorary Grandson"
- Prince William: "Billy the Fish", "Wills", "Willy Wombat"
- Prince Andrew: "Air Miles Andy", "The Junket of York', "The Duke of Yob", "The Prince of Freebies"
- Princess Anne: "Princess Sourpuss"
- Duchess of York Sarah: "Fergie", "Duchess of Pork"

Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2012, 03:10:10 PM »
Do the current Royal Family have nicknames that they call one another in private? I did try performing a search before posting this question, but nothing turned up.

I didn't find much on this either. But in case you're interested in browsing through a history of European royalty and nobility nicknames try this Wikipedia link, if you haven't already: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nicknames_of_European_royalty_and_nobility

It looks like they list their "private" nicknames along with those, often unflattering, titles given to them by the public and press...and good for a laugh or two in some instances. For example...

- Queen Elizabeth II: "Brenda", "Lillibet"
- Prince Charles: "Brian", "Honorary Grandson"
- Prince William: "Billy the Fish", "Wills", "Willy Wombat"
- Prince Andrew: "Air Miles Andy", "The Junket of York', "The Duke of Yob", "The Prince of Freebies"
- Princess Anne: "Princess Sourpuss"
- Duchess of York Sarah: "Fergie", "Duchess of Pork"


Some of these are very nasty-do you mind me asking why the Duchess of York is 'The Duchess of Pork'?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2012, 03:59:11 PM »
Yeah I found that one distasteful too. But I'm not trying to rationalize the nicknames here. I'm simply posting what I've heard and what I found...

GDI, I think you can probably answer your own question, no? Some nonsense tabloid decided to make fun of the 220-pound frame she once carried. I'm sure that while it was the tabloids who came up with that particularly scathing label the Duchess probably got called much worse in private by certain members of the Royal Family :-/
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2012, 09:25:00 AM »
not to forget "cabbage" used by the Duke Of Edinburgh to his wife :)

also i've read some sources which say "lilibet" came from margaret's attempt at saying her elder sisters name, however elsewhere i've read that it came from the queen's own attempt as a child, anyone know?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2012, 09:28:09 AM »
The Queen, The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge all attended a public engagement together today at a London department store

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l633/tunaears123/duchess-queen-tea7--z1.jpg

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2012, 01:24:48 PM »
They all look splendid!! Though I wish the Duchess's had worn hats & gloves too!
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2012, 04:52:02 PM »
They all look wonderful!

As for the Nickname 'Lilibet', TunaEars, I've read also that it came from her own attempt to pronounce her name.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2012, 02:48:14 PM »
They all look wonderful!

As for the Nickname 'Lilibet', TunaEars, I've read also that it came from her own attempt to pronounce her name.

hmmm.. perhaps it was Her Majesty's own attempt then!

Hello's cover on the visit to the department store was great!
Kate's wearing a daffodil as it was St David's day, the Queen's broach looks as though its a flower so perhaps its symbolic..??? But what broach the Duchess of Cornwall is wearing i'm not sure!?!!?!?

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« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2012, 04:34:08 PM »
Perhaps it was indeed!

I have that issue of Hello too. The three of them look splendid and the Queen looks so well. Camilla's broach, I believe, was a Welsh leek to mark St.David's day, or so I read in a couple of places.