Wait, didn't we already know this? Did she get out and was rushed back in again?
[quote]Why do the Brits say "in hospital" rather than "in the hospital"?
How come people are always rushed to the hospital. How come no one ever takes a leisurely stroll to the hospitable or a brisk walk to the hospital.
I screamed when Princess Diana died, and would scream louder for the Queen Mother.
Queen Mother's already dead, dear.
I told you in the other thread -- my elderly, independent aunt who was in pretty great health died after getting gastroenteritis earlier this winter. It was a norovirus and it began a cascade that ended in respiratory failure in a pretty short period of time.
Camilla probably poisoned her so her husband has a chance at being King and she can become Queen. If Elizabeth lives as long as her mother, the chances Charles will be living go way down.
People receive IV therapy at home all the time.
They must be doing tests. Scans, MRi, what have you. Probably worried about dead gut.
I'm sorry, r21.
"I screamed when Princess Diana died, and would scream louder for the Queen Mother."
What did you do when Queen !MARY! died?
The castle doesn't have its own hospital? How middle class!
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
I told her those IKEA meatballs would give her the trots.
Agreed. Let's move on to why they pronounce schedule as "shed-ual," but school isn't "shool."
If she just needed an IV they would have done it themselves. No, this is something big.
I hope it's nothing trivial.
I told you she would never beat my record.
The rotweiller Camilla is chewing madly on her bone.
She's stealing my bloody thunder, dammit.
Kate getting bigger getting lazier
She actually has severe vaginosis.
The butler said something about a jar of peanut butter and one of the corgis.
Sad. Very sad.
Camilla will be known straight out as the Queen, won't she?
Awww. If her number is up, so be it, but I adore QE II.
She didn't ask to be Queen. She, nevertheless, took a role that is inherently ridiculous and performed it flawlessly, including when Diana died.
I imagine the Queen has someone vomit for her.
Also, who cleans up the mess when she has the squirts and doesn't make it in time to the loo?
Della, the entire Royal Family including the Queen did such a scandalously poor job responding to the death of Diana that there was national outrage over their public absence. They only stepped up when it became clear that they were seriously jeopardizing the future of the monarchy with their stony silence.
I don't adore her or anything, but I don't dislike her. It's not like she's the Pope, covering up awful crimes and dooming people to poverty with a ridiculous birth control policy.
I'm sure she's a snob and her husband is a twit. But still... she's been queen since before I was born. I hate losing celebrities, authors, cultural figures and the last of the politicians who worked for the common good (I don't fool myself by thinking the pols weren't corrupt. They were. But they did get positive policies in place for the common good).
I can see why the UK would be sick of her and her family. The popular press dogs their every move and for what? They might just be Kardashians with a thin veneer of civilized behavior.
But I don't like losing so many of the Old Guard. It makes me feel old and frightened about what's coming next. It's always something worse (except for the 2008 election which dislodged Bush &Cheney. That was better).
[quote] Also, who cleans up the mess when she has the squirts and doesn't make it in time to the loo?
I would imagine the Royal Under Footman-Shitewiper.
OK, r42, even granting your point, still, I suspect that a lot of that overwrought response to Diana's daeth has, by now, devolved into cryers remorse.
If given the chance to react again to Diana's death, knowing how over the top it all was, I think the Queen's restraint has been vindicated.
Della, don't worry about the insane R42.
The notion that the Royal Family, which was doing everything properly and in the appropriately conventional, decent, sensitive manner and style, to which they are committed BECAUSE THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE AMONG GROWNUPS, were somehow defaming the memory of the mother of an heir to the throne and his brother is an indication of the low thinking permeating Dianaland.
Nothing the Royals did showed disrespect or disregard. Their actions showed sorrow and kindness for the people who mattered most. That they were caught off guard by what amounted to mob rule and mass hysteria is not a sign of their awfulness. It is a sign that they were among the only sane people in Britain at the time. Bowing to the cries for the standard to be changed and for a public display and for a tasteless funeral were survival instincts taking charge.
But the notion that the divorced wife of the Prince of Wales somehow was a martyr when she died in a drunken car crash with her Egyptian fuckbuddy is just the depravity of the uneducated raising an ignorant fist to their betters.
R47, you are ill-informed indeed if you think there was not public furor in the UK aimed at the Royals immediately after after Diana died. Read some news stories from that week. There was a huge uproar, not by any means quiet or secret.
"One of the Queen's most trusted former advisers has disclosed that she feared that republican MPs would call for an end to the monarchy because of public anger at the Royal Family's initial reaction to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales....."
Oh, I'm not worried, r47. Thanks and you wrote in your post a point that I was thinking but couldn't express in the great way you did.
[quote]the entire Royal Family including the Queen did such a scandalously poor job responding to the death of Diana that there was national outrage over their public absence. They only stepped up when it became clear that they were seriously jeopardizing the future of the monarchy with their stony silence.
R42. You are absolutely correct. The queen along with Prince Philip were abyssmal in their actions following Diana's death. Queen Elizabeth should have been particularly ashamed of her horribly unkind and unfeeling behavior. She completly misread the public's love for Diana.
You could hear the crowd outside the cathedral at Diana's funeral cheering in approval when her brother the Earl Spencer made pointed references knocking the Royal Family.
[quote]Camilla will be known straight out as The Queen, won't she?
Good luck with that. When The Queen is 'gathered' the outpouring will be momentous, as I said in the other thread. It'll be an intense blend of history, respect, affection and more, and all our yesterdays. The end of an era is no small thing.
All that, plus the very separate but equally potent Diana factor, will put Camilla in a cold thin light. How can she begin to compare? Her position is wholly unenviable: whatever PR campaigns are mounted at Charles's insistence, she'll be accorded grudging respect at best for years.
She's in a comma.
In a comma
She has a comma?
[quote]She's in a comma.
Well we absolutely know she's not in a bloody Period.
The Queen is not in a coma. She will be fine, she ahs at least 5, 10 more good years in her.
She was the People's Queen!
And how many bad years, dear?
Will Camilla have a Sally Field in "Steel Magnolias" style meltdown if Charles kicks the bucket before he becomes King?
R47 can't conceal the ghetto with that last statement.
If the Queen were properly dehydrated she would keep for a lot longer.
She's in a comma
Is she stuck in a compound sentence?
She's wearing commaflage on the commode!
I agree with 47 though. Later on there were documentaries that exposed Diana's spiteful jabs at the Queen. She ruined Elizabeth's anniversary by airing her dirty laundry on the exact day. It was childish. She didn't get what being a monarch entails. Fergie and Diana enjoyed watching Lizbet sweat. The Queen was merely following protocol and ancient traditions. I feel for the Queen having to suffer through Diana's mental illness and tantrums. After her death previously hidden secrets were leaked and sane people realised she was disturbed. Most people then came to empathise with Elizabeth and understand her bitter reaction. Diana fucked with her for years, tormenting her. That shit is aging and tiring. We all have known someone like this at our making a living or in our families. It's a sense of relief when these people pass but they brought about their own legacy. Can't fault us for not being crushed.
[quote]She's in a comma.
So pause and reflect.
Camilla's getting her mane washed and curled in anticipation.
They Royals should have allowed Diana a royally sanctioned lover. Charles had one in Camilla. It was unfair of him to retire his wife to a lifetime of presumed celibacy starting in her early 20s. You'd be neurotic too.
C. difficil is a killer.
Elizabeth needed to be told to do the right thing when Diana died. Elizabth and Philip's behavior was atrocious and hightly disrespectful.
While Liz and Phil were in Scotland, all they had to do was turn on the television and see the reaction of the British public to know that their rude and dismissive behavior was way out of line with the outpouring of love by the people for Diana.
Due to the queen's gastroenteritis, the hospital is now dealing with a rather unpleasant royal flush.
Nigel Nightingale, spokesperson for King Edward VII Hospital in London
Doctors say she'll remain on the throne for days.
Is it true that Prince Charles has asked Parliament to make him Regent and he has thrown his father out of Buckingham Palace?
lol. r72. Fwiw, you've earned a rare WW from me.
The QE2 is a ship, not a person you dumb Americans.
Charles hates mummy's favorite Andrew. York will be the first head to roll...
Any Australians call the hospital yet?
Does the Queen wipe herself, or does someone do that for her, baby style?
Phillip takes care of that, R78.
I suppose this frees us from any confidentiality agreement we may have signed?
They take her out on the back patio at the palace and squirt the hose at her bum.
No muss, no fuss!
[quote]While Liz and Phil were in Scotland, all they had to do was turn on the television and see the reaction of the British public to know that their rude and dismissive behavior was way out of line with the outpouring of love by the people for Diana.
Not to excuse their behavior, but at some point Phil ordered all of the TVs removed from Balmoral. Apparently, William had watched some report, became distraught, and took off without his royal protection officers. They didn't know his whereabouts on the estate for a while and had to send out search parties. He was eventually found and kept away from media. Perhaps the Queen stayed away from it, too, or the courtiers fed her selective information.
BTW, this is from Tina Brown's book about Diana.
N-virus is hitting world wide.
Another gift of the developing nations