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Long Live The Queen
« on: September 08, 2022, 09:13:39 AM »
Sounds like Queen Elizabeth II may be on her deathbed.
Could be the passing of an era is at hand.

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Queen's closest family members head to Balmoral
We're hearing all the Queen’s children are either at or on the way to Balmoral.

Live Queen's doctors concerned for her health - palace
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-62834633
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2022, 09:19:26 AM »
Yeah, I'm seeing this on the news right now. Seems imminent and inevitable.

I will be saddened. She may be a redcoat, but she sure has seemed to have a good head on her shoulders, good humor, common sense, and no time for nonsense.
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2022, 09:20:14 AM »
She may be a redcoat, but she sure has seemed to have a good head on her shoulders, good humor, common sense, and no time for nonsense.

Definitely. Wish there were a bunch more politicians like that. A fair number of folks in the political game here would do well to learn from her.

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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2022, 09:40:52 AM »
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For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity, that they may be without excuse. Because knowing God, they didn’t glorify him as God, and didn’t give thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2022, 10:49:44 AM »
As as American I figure we settled our relationship with English royalty in the 18th century . . . but I have no animosity for their Queen, who always seemed to be a classy lady.

My most memorable recollection of their queen was a photo montage of her meetings over the years with successive U.S. Presidents from Truman to Trump. Same queen - different Presidents.
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2022, 11:04:29 AM »
As as American I figure we settled our relationship with English royalty in the 18th century . . . but I have no animosity for their Queen, who always seemed to be a classy lady.

My most memorable recollection of their queen was a photo montage of her meetings over the years with successive U.S. Presidents from Truman to Trump. Same queen - different Presidents.

I don't remember, did she have the misfortune to have to meet with Brandon?
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2022, 11:06:51 AM »
I was hoping she’d make it to the longest ever serving monarch.  That seems unlikely now.

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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2022, 11:10:45 AM »
My most memorable recollection of their queen was a photo montage of her meetings over the years with successive U.S. Presidents from Truman to Trump. Same queen - different Presidents.

Her long reign also creates an interesting case study in the degradation of her bloodline. Both her and Prince Phillip came from the greatest generation. Prince Charles is not what they were, and certainly Prince Harry is exponentially less.
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2022, 11:20:45 AM »
List of PMs under QE II

Winston Churchill (1951–55)
Anthony Eden (1955–57)
Harold Macmillan (1957–63)
Alec Douglas-Home (1963–64)
Harold Wilson (1964–70)
Edward Heath (1970–74)
Harold Wilson (1974–76)
James Callaghan (1976–79)
Margaret Thatcher (1979–90)
John Major (1990–97)
Tony Blair (1997–2007)
Gordon Brown (2007–10)
David Cameron (2010–16 )
Theresa May (2016–19)
Boris Johnson (2019–2022)
Liz Truss (2022- )
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2022, 11:32:49 AM »
If this is the queen's last day or days I have a feeling Charles will stay in maybe a month or so just to get his name in the history books as king and then step down in favor of William. Sometimes I gets the impression he doesn't want it
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2022, 12:04:23 PM »
Wasn't that a Sex Pistols song?
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2022, 12:05:31 PM »
Wasn't that a Sex Pistols song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvMxqcgBhWQ

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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2022, 01:35:50 PM »
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2022, 01:36:29 PM »
RIP Elizabeth II
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2022, 01:45:40 PM »
The end of a very long era.

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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2022, 01:59:12 PM »
Media are now referring to Charles as King.
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2022, 02:04:01 PM »
Speculation on whether or not he'll be Charles III or if he will choose another name.
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One of his first acts is to decide whether to reign as King Charles III, or take another name.

For instance, his grandfather George VI's first name was Albert, but he reigned using one of his middle names. Charles could choose from any of his four names - Charles Philip Arthur George.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59135132

Please not Arthur. Just wouldn't seem right
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2022, 02:07:47 PM »
RIP.

I bet Henpecked Harry is feeling like *expletive deleted*it right now. I think he and the harridan were inbound but likely didn't make it in time.
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2022, 02:12:02 PM »
God bless her.

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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2022, 02:13:21 PM »
I actually have a fair amount of respect for Harry and Meghan.

They tried to fit into the Royal family but it's pretty apparent that she was not being welcomed at all.

For them to walk away from the Royal family as they did took a LOT of balls.

That doesn't excuse the crass as crap tell all interviews that they did after that, though.


I think, however, once Charles is crowned you're going to see one HELL of a reckoning inside the royal family, especially with Andrew and very possibly his daughters. Charles has always hated Andrew (Andrew was the Queen's favorite) and I think he's going to take his vengeance and it's going to be ugly as hell.
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2022, 02:21:00 PM »
RIP, Classy Lady.

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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2022, 03:06:18 PM »
I was hoping she’d make it to the longest ever serving monarch.  That seems unlikely now.

She was certainly the longest serving British monarch. Who ruled longerr than 70 years?
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2022, 03:23:20 PM »
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Re: Long Live The Queen
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2022, 06:10:15 PM »
Charles has officially decided to go with King Charles III
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