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« Reply #4710 on: September 19, 2020, 06:46:00 AM »

Sandringhamís Wood Farm: How a Modest Farmhouse Became the Royal Familyís Favorite Private Retreat

https://www.vanityfair.co...arm-royal-private-retreat



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« Reply #4711 on: September 21, 2020, 01:59:32 PM »

The Queen Stripped Harvey Weinstein of his MBE

The nerve.

ummm ... CBE.  Big diff for some.




Good riddance! A good move


I'm not so sure. Don't get me wrong, Harvey Weinstein deserves everything he gets and more.

However, this could come back to bite in the form of clamour for Prince Andrew to be stripped of his titles and/or honours as he is alleged to be just as bad a sexual deviant and victimizer as Mr Weinstein.

Well everyone is innocent until proven otherwise.But Andrew has been seen with a certain crowd and his name has been dragged through the mud. Honestly If he really is involved, she really should strip him off everything
Innocent until proven guilty. You'll notice Weinstein has been a pariah for years, but she only stripped him after he was convicted in court. Andrew will only be stripped of honors and titles if he is arrested, tried and found guilty of a crime. And even then he keeps Duke of York. Even in the worst case scenario, he hasn't committed high treason, which is the only possible legal reason for being stripped of a peerage.

Iím 100001% okay with that rule being changed.


Most peerages are family possessions that have been kept for centuries. Stripping someone(and thus his descendants)of it is similar confiscating any other possession and not to be undertaken lightly.  For someone who the title was created, it's different, but the rules exist for a reason. I think it's in the Magna Carta that the King(and thus Parliament) cannot take someones rank away without due cause.  They definitely had rules about the King not being able to confiscate things at will.
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« Reply #4712 on: September 21, 2020, 02:15:53 PM »

The Queen Stripped Harvey Weinstein of his MBE

The nerve.

ummm ... CBE.  Big diff for some.




Good riddance! A good move


I'm not so sure. Don't get me wrong, Harvey Weinstein deserves everything he gets and more.

However, this could come back to bite in the form of clamour for Prince Andrew to be stripped of his titles and/or honours as he is alleged to be just as bad a sexual deviant and victimizer as Mr Weinstein.

Well everyone is innocent until proven otherwise.But Andrew has been seen with a certain crowd and his name has been dragged through the mud. Honestly If he really is involved, she really should strip him off everything
Innocent until proven guilty. You'll notice Weinstein has been a pariah for years, but she only stripped him after he was convicted in court. Andrew will only be stripped of honors and titles if he is arrested, tried and found guilty of a crime. And even then he keeps Duke of York. Even in the worst case scenario, he hasn't committed high treason, which is the only possible legal reason for being stripped of a peerage.

Iím 100001% okay with that rule being changed.


Most peerages are family possessions that have been kept for centuries. Stripping someone(and thus his descendants)of it is similar confiscating any other possession and not to be undertaken lightly.  For someone who the title was created, it's different, but the rules exist for a reason. I think it's in the Magna Carta that the King(and thus Parliament) cannot take someones rank away without due cause.  They definitely had rules about the King not being able to confiscate things at will.
Agreed. This is due process of law and its basic importance for the rights of the individual cannot be overstated.
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« Reply #4713 on: September 26, 2020, 04:55:23 PM »

Priorities, priorities... Thinking Thinking

poor Queen needs help.

https://www.independent.c...royal-family-b572508.html
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« Reply #4714 on: October 17, 2020, 12:45:07 AM »

New portrait of HMQE:

https://www.hellomagazine...ra-new-official-portrait/

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It was an incredible honour to have the opportunity to photograph HM Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of the Canadian Government for her official Canadian Portrait that has been released today. Iíve been lucky enough to have visited Canada many times now with members of the Royal Family and have the fondest memories of the people Iíve met and the incredible, vast and beauty country that Iíve been privileged to get to know a small part of over the years.

In the photograph The #Queen is wearing her Canadian insignia as Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit. She is also wearing ďThe King George VI Victorian Suite,Ē a diamond and blue sapphire necklace and earrings that were given to her by her father King George VI as a wedding present in 1947. The jewels date back to circa 1850; the matching tiara and bracelet were added to the suite in 1963. The Queen wore the sapphire suite in Canada during the 1990 Royal Tour.
Shout out to the team Guy Isherwood, Matt Wash and Jerome Hunt as well as everyone at @o_canadiana and @royalfamily and, as ever, everyone at @gettyimages - For my Canadian followers click on the link in stories to download a portrait 🇨🇦
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« Reply #4715 on: November 09, 2020, 01:15:13 AM »

Did anyone else notice that when the Queen lay a copy of her wedding bouquet at the grave of the unknown soldier the other day, she had a equerry do the actual placing of the wreath? I wonder if she's physically capable of bending down? That might be why Prince Charles has been laying the wreath at the Cenotaph for her these past few years.
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« Reply #4716 on: November 09, 2020, 01:37:05 AM »

The tomb is low on the floor, you can see that the Equerry had to kneel down to do it. I'm sure, given HM still rides most days,  she is physically able, but at 94 years old she has earned the right for someone else to do the heavy lifting for her. I'd rather an equerry did it for her than see her fall over or similar.

The sentiment is important, not who actually lifts it into place.
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« Reply #4717 on: November 09, 2020, 01:41:33 AM »

Totally agree ralf.

It is better to be safe rather than sorry.

It was even announced, in 2017, when the Queen stopped laying the wreath in person that the reason wasn't that she couldn't do so but that she was worried about having to step backwards down those steps.

She is 94 now and if she doesn't feel like bending down to the ground level then so be it. She probably could but would be worried about overbalancing and what message that would give.
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« Reply #4718 on: November 09, 2020, 04:29:56 AM »

Totally agree ralf.

It is better to be safe rather than sorry.

It was even announced, in 2017, when the Queen stopped laying the wreath in person that the reason wasn't that she couldn't do so but that she was worried about having to step backwards down those steps.

She is 94 now and if she doesn't feel like bending down to the ground level then so be it. She probably could but would be worried about overbalancing and what message that would give.

The tomb is low on the floor, you can see that the Equerry had to kneel down to do it. I'm sure, given HM still rides most days,  she is physically able, but at 94 years old she has earned the right for someone else to do the heavy lifting for her. I'd rather an equerry did it for her than see her fall over or similar.

The sentiment is important, not who actually lifts it into place.

Absolutely agree with both of the above. Plus her Equerry may well consider it a great honor to place the wreath on the tomb. 
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« Reply #4719 on: November 09, 2020, 04:38:44 AM »

I wasn't a wreath but a replica of her wedding bouquet which I thought was a lovely idea. It must also have been lovely for her to see that creation, even if only in replica, so close to the 73rd anniversary of her wedding.
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« Reply #4720 on: November 09, 2020, 04:45:03 AM »

I wasn't a wreath but a replica of her wedding bouquet which I thought was a lovely idea. It must also have been lovely for her to see that creation, even if only in replica, so close to the 73rd anniversary of her wedding.

Of course! My bad. I did think it lovely that she placed a copy of her wedding bouquet.

Wreaths were too much on my mind today . . .
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« Reply #4721 on: November 09, 2020, 04:54:47 AM »

LL - totally understand. Normally it would be a wreath, which is what Heads of State put there when they visit.
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« Reply #4722 on: November 09, 2020, 04:16:46 PM »

I didn't realise it was a replica of her wedding bouquet- what a lovely idea! It references the tradition started by her mother in 1923 and thus provides a wonderful sense of historical continuity. The Queen's wedding came shortly after the end of the Second World War, where rationing was still very much in force and the gradual process of rebuilding the country was in its infant stages. The wedding itself was of course a national celebration where, if just for one day, the horrors of recent years were forgotten. It was a message of hope and optimism for the future, much like the Queen's speech this May celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Also white is a symbol of peace and innocence. The Queen is far too knowledgeable about symbolism for this choice to be a coincidence. It is also a nice way of including Philip in the commemorations too.
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« Reply #4723 on: November 10, 2020, 12:33:44 AM »

I have read that the Queen asked for this visit to happen. She really wanted to ensure that this centenary didn't go unmarked by herself, especially as her beloved father and grandfather were both there when the warrior was first laid to rest there - a real connection.
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« Reply #4724 on: November 19, 2020, 11:32:41 PM »

A photo has been released to mark their 73rd wedding anniversary showing them looking at a homemade card from George, Charlotte and Louis.  But I still donít know how to post photos, so hereís a link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55007202
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