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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #75 on: April 17, 2006, 03:45:13 PM »
Happy Birthday To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  !!!  LONG MAY SHE REIGN!!!  :)

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #76 on: April 17, 2006, 06:58:05 PM »
[highlight]Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth[/highlight]!!! - so devoted to her country!


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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #77 on: April 17, 2006, 09:05:40 PM »
Happy 80th Birthday to Her Majesty!

Many wishes for health, happiness and of course many many years.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #78 on: April 19, 2006, 02:21:27 AM »
A very Happy 80th Birthday to an astonishing Sovereign.

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke will host a reception and luncheon today:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4852.asp
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« Reply #79 on: April 20, 2006, 03:15:09 AM »
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A very Happy 80th Birthday to an astonishing Sovereign.

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke will host a reception and luncheon today:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4852.asp

Luncheon at Buckingham Palace,yesterday:

Courtesy Ademar,
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1145490129.html
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #80 on: April 20, 2006, 11:52:27 AM »
Happy 80th Birthday to HM Queen Elizabeth II. !!!:)
I hope she will reach at least the same age as her mother did. :)
Wishing HM many happiness and for health and many years to come.

from the netherlands ;)

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« Reply #81 on: April 20, 2006, 01:09:26 PM »

 

Her Majesty is a shining example to us all and is so gracious in her dutiful service to "Her Realms and Territories" and to the Commonwealth.  She has never faltered and Im SO very proud that she is MY Sovereign.

I have just seen the 2 new pics issued celebrating her 80th Birthday - and WOW!


Jane Bown, Eightieth birthday portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, February 2006 © Jane Bown/Camera Press


and of course by the Queen's brother-in law - Lord Snowdon:


'Snowdon/Camera Press'.

I couldn't be more pleased to sing -

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen!
 
O lord God arise,
Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall!
Confound their knavish tricks,
Confuse their politics,
On you our hopes we fix,
God save the Queen!
 
Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour,
Long may she reign!
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen!


GOD BLESS YOU MA'AM and THANK YOU!!!!!


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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #82 on: April 20, 2006, 05:53:56 PM »
Happy birthday!

God save our gracious Queen,  
Long live our noble Queen,  
God save the Queen!  
Send her victorious,  
Happy and glorious,  
Long to reign over us,  
God save the Queen!  
 
O lord God arise,  
Scatter our enemies,  
And make them fall!  
Confound their knavish tricks,  
Confuse their politics,  
On you our hopes we fix,  
God save the Queen!  
 
Thy choicest gifts in store,  
On her be pleased to pour,  
Long may she reign!  
May she defend our laws,  
And ever give us cause,  
To sing with heart and voice,  
God save the Queen!


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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #83 on: April 20, 2006, 06:33:12 PM »
I must say she has aged gracefully.  

I love the Snowdon photo of her in lavender.  

Simple but beautiful.

Thanks for posting them, Viscount!
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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #84 on: April 21, 2006, 12:56:21 AM »
I fully second your emotion Prince_Christopher.

A tribute in pictures courtesy Fernand:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1145590453.html
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« Reply #85 on: April 21, 2006, 08:05:15 AM »
A TRIBUTE FROM FORMER PRIME MINISTER - BARONESS THATCHER

Margaret Thatcher has praised the Queen as an "inspiration" and an example to the nation in an 80th birthday tribute. In a rare broadcast, the former prime minister said she had been privileged to take advice from the Queen during her 11 years in Downing Street.

"She brings to bear a formidable grasp of current issues and a tremendous breadth of experience," Baroness Thatcher told ITV News.

Wishing the Queen happy birthday, she declared: "Long may she rule."

 
As prime minister, Lady Thatcher had weekly audiences with the Queen. There had been reports that the two women did not get on well when Lady Thatcher was in power. But the Queen was a guest at the former prime minister's 80th birthday party last year. On Thursday, Lady Thatcher said: "I am delighted to be able to send this message, on the occasion of Her Majesty's 80th birthday.

"This is a great day - a day when we can express our boundless admiration and affection for our Queen.

"She is truly an inspiration and an example to the whole nation. Long may she rule. Happy Birthday Ma'am."

Lady Thatcher said the Queen was "eminently accomplished" at putting people at ease, something she did at their first audience in 1979. "But anyone who believes that such meetings are a mere formality would be greatly mistaken," she said.

"The Queen takes an intense interest in every aspect of life in our country."



I do hope that this puts an end to the silly rumours about HM not liking Lady T.....  If that were the case, would HM really have given Lady T the Garter (even though it is customary for x-PMs), The Order of Merit, a Peerage and a Baronetcy for her husband (the late Sir Denis).... all that and attend Lady T's own 80th party.

Having had the privalege of meeting Lady T - I can honestly say that I found her amazing, a quick wit and deeply respectful about HM and the institution of monarchy..... even if she did turn a bit regal in her last "bunker days" before being ousted - she never lost her capacity to pay HM due deference.


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« Reply #86 on: April 21, 2006, 08:12:29 AM »


I love this picture!!!!!

HM looks so happy.  God bless you Ma'am.



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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #87 on: April 21, 2006, 08:14:08 AM »


A tribute from the crew of HMS Illustrious



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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #88 on: April 21, 2006, 08:16:07 AM »


A pic from her walkabout earlier today in Windsor.

LONG MAY SHE REIGN OVER US!!!!!!


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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Pt 2
« Reply #89 on: April 21, 2006, 12:11:29 PM »

A personal tribute from HRH The Prince of Wales to Her Majesty The Queen on her 80th Birthday, 21st April 2006

An eightieth birthday is a very special occasion for every family – an occasion for celebration, for giving thanks and for looking back. As a child, I can just remember my Great Grandmother, Queen Mary, at eighty; then I recall so well the eightieth birthday of my Grandmother in 1980. Now I find it hard to believe my own mother, The Queen, is today celebrating her eightieth birthday, and it gives me enormous pride to be able to congratulate her publicly in this way, and to thank her on behalf of us all for the many wonderful qualities which she has brought to almost an entire lifetime of service and dedication to her country, to her family, to the Realms and to the countries of the Commonwealth.

It is hard to believe that my Grandfather, King George VI, was the same age as I am now when he died and that my mother succeeded him when so young – the same age, in fact, as my sons are now. And then I have vivid memories of the Coronation; of my mother coming to say goodnight to my sister and me while wearing the Crown so that she could get used to its weight on her head before the Coronation ceremony; of thousands of people gathered in The Mall outside Buckingham Palace chanting “We want The Queen” and keeping me awake at night; of my parents being away for long overseas tours during the 1950s and of determined attempts to speak to them on the telephone in far-distant lands when all you could hear was the faintest of voices in a veritable storm of crackling and static interference.

I remember so well, too, the excitement of being reunited with our parents when my sister and I sailed out in the, then, brand new Royal Yacht Britannia to meet them off Tobruk at the end of their Commonwealth Coronation Tour in 1954 – a tour that had lasted over six months and taken in 13 countries. And, of course, there was the thrill – as a small boy – of witnessing the entire Mediterranean Fleet of the Royal Navy steam past the Royal Yacht at high speed, with my mother and father waving to all the Ships’ Companies from the afterdeck.

There is no doubt that the world in which my mother grew up and, indeed, the world in which she first became Queen, has changed beyond all recognition. But during all those years she has shown the most remarkable steadfastness and fortitude, always remaining a figure of reassuring calm and dependability – an example to so many of service, duty and devotion in a world of sometimes bewildering change and disorientation.

For very nearly 60 of those 80 years she has been my darling Mama and my sentiments today are those of a proud and loving son who hopes that you will join with me in wishing The Queen the happiest of happy birthdays, together with the fervent prayer that there will be countless memorable returns of the day…



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