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The Queen - the beaming and the never before seen animation since Philip died continues.
|by Anonymous||reply 600||September 10, 2021 2:28 PM|
She loves horses more than anything else in this world. Don’t get too excited, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||July 3, 2021 11:26 AM|
Now she can finally shit with the bathroom door open.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||July 3, 2021 11:27 AM|
She's delighted that she doesn't have to buy a brand new replacement Land Rover every two or three months.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||July 3, 2021 11:28 AM|
She does love the horses, maybe even more than she did her consort.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||July 3, 2021 11:29 AM|
Private Eye reported a while ago that they'd basically been living separate lives for quite a while, with Phil living at his own place somewhere, but covid forced them to live together. So getting free of him was probably a relief.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||July 3, 2021 11:30 AM|
She has looked more radiant in the last month than I have ever seen her look in my lifetime. She seems really content and happy, and good for her!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||July 3, 2021 11:40 AM|
No more late night booty calls.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||July 3, 2021 11:49 AM|
Liz is probably getting good dick or good pussy every night. Her smile is one of sexual satisfaction.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||July 3, 2021 11:52 AM|
She's happy as shit now that she's gotten rid of Phillip and Harry and adequately sidelined Andrew. Plus, I think she's happy with how William is turning out. Her ultimate successor is in place after Charles mucks about a bit with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||July 3, 2021 11:52 AM|
Talk about your Merry Widows!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||July 3, 2021 11:54 AM|
Will HM's hair be going positively gold with grief soon?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||July 3, 2021 11:56 AM|
I notice that too. She seems happier.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||July 3, 2021 12:00 PM|
This will surly put Charles in his grave, mark my words.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||July 3, 2021 12:04 PM|
Maybe it's because she didn't have to see Harry.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||July 3, 2021 12:04 PM|
That's a Cotswolds smile with a Guinness chaser.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||July 3, 2021 12:06 PM|
Good for her. Some widows blossom.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||July 3, 2021 12:07 PM|
Worrying about an ailing and declining spouse for years can be burdensome. I know a few people who have said that when their spouses died they began sleeping well for the first time in a long time. There is sorrow of course but relief is a natural feeling too.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||July 3, 2021 12:07 PM|
[quote]The Queen - the beaming and the never before seen animation
Naturally, this does give one cause for concern.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||July 3, 2021 12:07 PM|
She know you’ve got to live for today. God knows she’s probably only got another 40 years or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||July 3, 2021 12:09 PM|
[quote]Talk about your Merry Widows!
Yes, I thought "merry widow" as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||July 3, 2021 12:09 PM|
SWF seeking ......
|by Anonymous||reply 21||July 3, 2021 12:18 PM|
What r17 said.
Nobody should feel guilty if they enjoy a sense of freedom after your spouse, parent, partner dies especially after they were old and ill for a long time.
And even if they weren't old and ill.
"Life goes on" is a cliche, but the truth of those 3 words exceeds whatever triteness they possess.
After I'm dead, I don't want my family grieving and I have to believe that old, crusty, Prince Phillip, wanted her to "get on with it".
|by Anonymous||reply 22||July 3, 2021 12:19 PM|
R21 Dungeon Play
|by Anonymous||reply 23||July 3, 2021 12:20 PM|
95 fucking years old and still quite lucidly doing that do that she do so well. Receiving heads of State, being out and about. Amazing, ma'am!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||July 3, 2021 12:21 PM|
The Prince consort is dead, long live the Queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||July 3, 2021 12:21 PM|
She feels relieved because she doesn’t have to pretend anymore they have been separated since the late 50’s and she birth 2 sons that isn’t his.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||July 3, 2021 12:22 PM|
I like the shorter skirts and the higher heels, but for christsakes but the bra back on!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||July 3, 2021 12:25 PM|
In Canada, Queen statues are being toppled left and right, meanwhile QEII is like a human Weeble, popping upright at every turn.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||July 3, 2021 12:25 PM|
Maybe the ROYAL satchel of SEX TOYs she ordered on Amazon finally arrived.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||July 3, 2021 12:27 PM|
Are there any European eligible bachelor Kings she can start dating? Is there a royal Tinder she can consult?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||July 3, 2021 12:27 PM|
Yup, r24. Obama got it right when he described Q E II as an "astonishing" person.
I want her to live forever.
Assuming I outlive her, though, a nuclear crowbar wouldn't be able to pry my ass off my TV chair while her funeral is televised.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||July 3, 2021 12:28 PM|
I think they may have changed her meds. Regardless, good for her!
And she made Philip a Prince of the UK but she never made him Prince Consort.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||July 3, 2021 12:32 PM|
Yes, it looks like she has gotten Ketamine treatment, courtesy of the Royal Anesthesiologist.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||July 3, 2021 12:34 PM|
"I will have one mistress here, and no master! No man shall rule over me."
-the original Elizabeth
|by Anonymous||reply 34||July 3, 2021 12:37 PM|
I'm sure she's more than delighted at how William has turned out, r9. That is probably the greatest relief for her and the greatest personal legacy she can leave.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||July 3, 2021 12:40 PM|
The Merry Wife of Windsor
|by Anonymous||reply 36||July 3, 2021 12:42 PM|
There was a thread here...the Queen will go shortly after Philip died. I don't think so. I think she'll make it to 100..maybe more, like DL icon Olivia DeH. She's still driving...yikes. Surely, she could have a driver. I'm sure she does...and maybe drives on short local trips?...but still. She can barely see over the steering wheel. The Queen looks great.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||July 3, 2021 12:42 PM|
The Queen has avoided many health calamities by not smoking. That is what led to her sister's demise.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||July 3, 2021 12:48 PM|
[quote]In Canada, Queen statues are being toppled left and right, meanwhile QEII is like a human Weeble, popping upright at every turn.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||July 3, 2021 12:49 PM|
There's not only Papa to make her happy the succession is secure, there's also Moi.
Oh yeah, George too.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||July 3, 2021 12:50 PM|
[quote]The Queen has avoided many health calamities by not smoking. That is what led to her sister's demise.
& her father.
I don't think any of the Royals smoke.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||July 3, 2021 12:50 PM|
I think she’ll easily make it to 100 dicks, I meant of course 100 years!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||July 3, 2021 12:53 PM|
Except for Middleton, she is a former smoker. But she is not really royal-royal.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||July 3, 2021 12:59 PM|
R38- Her DRINKING also led to her demise.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||July 3, 2021 1:01 PM|
Yet the alcoholic Grannie lived to be , what, 101? If Margaret hadn't smoked, she would be raising a toast as we speak.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||July 3, 2021 1:04 PM|
Princess Margaret lived to be 71.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||July 3, 2021 1:10 PM|
[quote]Princess Margaret lived to be 71.
Quite old enough
|by Anonymous||reply 47||July 3, 2021 1:12 PM|
It's been reported that she does an hour of pilates and yoga every morning, she looks incredible for her age.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||July 3, 2021 1:39 PM|
R48 Really? I heard she’s really hardcore into CrossFit?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||July 3, 2021 1:42 PM|
[quote] Really? I heard she’s really hardcore into CrossFit?
I heard she's training for the Iron Man competition.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||July 3, 2021 1:43 PM|
Her Majesty on Day 3 of The Royal Windsor Horse Show.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||July 3, 2021 2:40 PM|
I think her Madge loves horses because they remind her of her beloved HRH The Princess Royal.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||July 3, 2021 2:44 PM|
R50 I heard she’s all about Mudderfuckers!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||July 3, 2021 2:55 PM|
My mom locked my dad in a nursing home and redecorated the house. She changed her hairstyle and wears boho jewelry now.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||July 3, 2021 3:03 PM|
She’s beaming because The Spare finally flew back home to his muse.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||July 3, 2021 3:07 PM|
R54 Clunky turquoise and silver stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||July 3, 2021 3:22 PM|
DL has more than it's share of Mary Widows
|by Anonymous||reply 57||July 3, 2021 3:59 PM|
I heard she's gonna check out Single's Night at the Queen Vic and the Prince Albert next week.
😜 Bottoms Up !
|by Anonymous||reply 58||July 3, 2021 4:05 PM|
With this new youthful attitude she should really open up a TikTok account.
“I’m a Savage, Classy, Bougie, Ratchet….Queen!”
|by Anonymous||reply 59||July 3, 2021 4:06 PM|
She's beaming because the lockdown is over and we can get back to these sort of horsey events and other shindigs again.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||July 3, 2021 4:09 PM|
The Queen has a message for all of you Americans. LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||July 4, 2021 2:06 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 62||July 4, 2021 2:10 PM|
The stress of her husband's long illness is finally over. The worry and shock caused by her grandson and his horrible wife has settled into the knowledge that they and their brand will be annihilated by the counter campaign of FACTS to emerge that will take down their every lie about her family. You don't fuck with the Palace of St. James without serious consequences. And they thought they were THO clevah!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||July 4, 2021 7:57 PM|
Not an ounce of self respect in this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||July 4, 2021 8:04 PM|
R63 You are nutso.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||July 4, 2021 8:20 PM|
The old lady seems to look happier and happier each day.. Didn't the Prince die only a couple of months ago? She's already wearing bright colors.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||July 5, 2021 9:00 AM|
Actually, when she wore this dress to meet Biden in June, her spouse died the month before. It didn't take long for her to bring out those vibrant colors and smiles.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||July 5, 2021 9:03 AM|
The Queen (as a devout Christian) undoubtedly believes that she will be reunited with Phillip in the afterlife after her own death. In the meantime, she still has her public duties, which she has believed in all her life, and unlike many old people, she is constantly made to feel that she is useful and important.
Phillip was old and ill for a long time, and neither he nor she have ever been overly sentimental. Life for such people is to be gotten on with. No pining or complaining when troubles intrude on a privileged life She’s acting as Phillip would expect her to act.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||July 5, 2021 9:14 AM|
She looks like she was trying for some cougar action with Uncle Joe Biden there. "Well, hellloooo, Joe. Call me Lizzo. I'm only 10 years older, so don't call me a GILF. I am single, available and ready."
|by Anonymous||reply 69||July 5, 2021 12:01 PM|
She really is a fabulous dresser, like Diana. Let’s not begrudge her some action.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||July 5, 2021 12:11 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 71||July 5, 2021 12:44 PM|
[quote]The old lady seems to look happier and happier each day.. Didn't the Prince die only a couple of months ago? She's already wearing bright colors.
He's been dead 87 days.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||July 5, 2021 1:05 PM|
So yeah, a couple of months ago,
|by Anonymous||reply 73||July 5, 2021 1:48 PM|
When is the unveiling of the Prince’s statute surrounded by nubile young woman he’s having affairs with?
|by Anonymous||reply 74||July 5, 2021 3:34 PM|
I love seeing her like this. She deserves it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||July 5, 2021 4:31 PM|
R71. Strange though, that the Queen, her dead husband and most of the BRF shun the NHS and prefer to use private hospitals for their medical care.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||July 5, 2021 4:38 PM|
Actually, it's because she's all excited about this: "In 3 days Queen Elizabeth II will move from 7th to 6th place in the list of oldest serving state leaders of all time, surpassing George Tupou I King of Tonga."
|by Anonymous||reply 77||July 5, 2021 8:17 PM|
The dogs on the the Queen's headscarf are precious.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||July 5, 2021 8:23 PM|
She is living her best life, now that the anchor has been lifted.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||July 5, 2021 8:24 PM|
Does Lizzy twerk?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||July 5, 2021 8:49 PM|
It looks like she’s wearing the same pink hat and dress under the coat that she wore when she met Biden. Frugal gal.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||July 5, 2021 9:18 PM|
R81, she is no stranger to the walk of shame. She has been wearing the same outfit since her night with Biden.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||July 5, 2021 9:22 PM|
She's thrilled to have gotten rid of Harry and Markle, but especially Markle.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||July 5, 2021 11:51 PM|
The mighty Queen is in Manchester today for public engagements and one stop was the set of Coronation Street.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||July 8, 2021 11:50 AM|
One has to march bravely on, with or without panties
|by Anonymous||reply 85||July 8, 2021 11:54 AM|
she looks drugged
|by Anonymous||reply 86||July 8, 2021 12:24 PM|
Is there a Royal pool boy?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||July 8, 2021 12:58 PM|
Video of the Queen's visit to the set of "Coronation Street" today.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||July 8, 2021 1:55 PM|
👜: 4 0unces of Emergency 🚨 Lavender UnderSpritz
|by Anonymous||reply 89||July 8, 2021 1:58 PM|
I think She is also feeling "normal" again regarding COVID. The fact that she is getting out, seeing people in person, etc. We don't consider how had it has been for older people to quarantine. The fact is, when you don't have much runway left, losing a year of your life is a lot. And yeah, I think she is both relieved Phil is "in a better place" and she and Phil had a great un. So you know you can look back on that and feel good about it. And she is not worried about the future. She's fine with it. Charles, William, WTF ever. HM knows in her bones, she is the last queen of England to rule.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||July 8, 2021 2:08 PM|
I think she’s feeling ‘fresh’ and ‘bouncy’
|by Anonymous||reply 91||July 8, 2021 2:10 PM|
Coronation Street, what about Hollyoaks, I think she giving the other show undue honors!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||July 8, 2021 3:12 PM|
[quote] Coronation Street, what about Hollyoaks,
Coronation Street has seniority.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||July 8, 2021 3:36 PM|
R93 But Hollyoaks has all the Queens, she’ll feel right at home.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||July 8, 2021 3:50 PM|
It can take forever for someone to die. They just slowly rot, as the doctors prescribe yet another miracle drug to keep them alive another year.
Meanwhile, they are ticking time bombs who could drop dead at any moment (how many car accidents was he in?).
Let. People. Die.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||July 8, 2021 3:57 PM|
This happened to my father after my stepmother died froma years-long bout with cancer.
It's not that she's happy that her spouse gone, but rather that she is relieved after having to stop worrying about him. She's known for years he was at the end of his life and suffering, and like most people married to very ill dying people, she wanted his suffering to come to an end since there was nothing she could do about it.
She is still active and she still has a social life. She's very close with Sophie and Edward and their children, and has people to talk to. Why not enjoy her remaining years of life?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||July 8, 2021 4:11 PM|
She's tripping balls - antidepressant with an adderall chaser. The rich get better drug cocktails.
And, they won't give her a hassle if she keeps drinking to a minimum.
Also, hasn't she axed those in the firm who fucked up leaking to the press?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||July 8, 2021 4:49 PM|
[quote] (how many car accidents was he in?).
That's what I want to know.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||July 9, 2021 11:10 AM|
Is anyone noticing a little flirty color in the hair?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||July 9, 2021 11:33 AM|
Someone higher up the thread quoted Oscar Wilde, Her hair has turned quite gold from grief.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||July 9, 2021 11:36 AM|
R83 still hasn't forgiven Harry for marrying a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||July 9, 2021 12:21 PM|
I want her to become active on Twitter, demand the cancelation of random losers like Katie Hopkins and throw shade at the likes of a certain duchess or Princess Pushy. She's spent her entire life being gracious and polite. Time to trash it up a bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||July 9, 2021 12:28 PM|
In the past few weeks she has visited Ascot, Coronation Street and an Irn Bru factory. No wonder she’s smiling!
|by Anonymous||reply 103||July 9, 2021 12:39 PM|
When you consider that for 70 yeas she has gone out to see and be seen, meet and greet, travel around etc. and be with people, and then COVID hit, and at her age she was extremely high risk, yet she survived even though Charles, William, Katherine, her Prime Minister, and who knows who else in her circle developed the virus, Hell yes she's smiling. She made it though to the other side of the pandemic and is out here once again doing the things she enjoys.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||July 9, 2021 12:45 PM|
Why not visit Eastenders? Mick might pull out his willy!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||July 9, 2021 12:49 PM|
Yes, "I hear her hair has turned quite gold from grief" is one of the best lines from The Importance of Being Earnest and the reply is "It certainly has changed its color, from what cause I, of course, cannot say."
At the time, only actresses, prostitutes and women of loose morals dyed their hair. Remember Mammy seeing Belle Watling and saying to Scarlett "Does you know a dyed hair woman?" The subtext was "You know a whore?"
|by Anonymous||reply 106||July 9, 2021 12:51 PM|
Next, we'll see her shopping alone at Harrods.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||July 9, 2021 2:08 PM|
Interesting. Here’s my take on it. Kinda long, so 🖕🏽off if you don’t wanna read it yet wanna opine from the peanut gallery about my lengthy screed.
R22, what a lovely and interesting outlook you have regarding death.
My grandmother passed when I was in my early 30s.
VERY old photos of her reveal that she was a beautiful young woman with black wavy hair all the way down to her back, with one prominent and completely gray streak of it on the right side of her center part, which she usually pinned up as ladies did back in her era.
She wore tasteful and well tailored clothing she sewed for herself, and she taught me how to sew, too.
She was “saved” or born again, without having gone to church or being called to participate in some shame inducing, overly theatric performance from the church alter. Instead, she read the Bible quietly to herself every afternoon while sitting on her rocking chair, perched upon her front porch. One hot summer afternoon, she inadvertently rocked herself to sleep, and as she describes it, had a dream that Jesus came to her and asked if she would allow him to live inside her heart, and she answered, “Yes”.
She was a very simple woman when it came to matters of the heart, which also made her quite naive, but from my perspective, her naïveté was never to her detriment because my grandmother was so simple, that she was all love. Pure, open love.
Fortunately, she directed much of her move towards me, and was my safe harbor in many of my storms, aka: non-idyllic childhood. Because of her, I had no clue how shitty my interpersonal family dynamics and relationships with highly dysfunctional family members, were, and some remain as such.
Anyhow, every time I think I’ve lost the ability to just openly trust and love, I remember that she was my own little personal “savior”, because she unabashedly just loved and I, the squeaky wheel, always got the grease. Lol.
When she unexpectedly died, everyone was somewhat astonished that I had zero grief at her passing, being that I was the closest to her in our family, and she was the closest to me, as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||July 9, 2021 2:11 PM|
Continued from R108:
A relative who flew out for her funeral asked me why I was so happy and why I wasn’t apparently grief stricken, and I answered that I didn’t know.
The question stuck with me as the day advanced, and eventually, as I drove away from Forrest Lawn and back into West Hollywood I grappled with an entirely new way of facing loss, which I didn’t expect, yet had no reason to question it until I was asked the question.
I eventually made it home, walked into my apartment and the phone rang almost immediately. It was a friend of mine working in Italy at the time, and I explained to him what had transpired earlier.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||July 9, 2021 2:15 PM|
Continued from R109:
As I was telling him the story, I answered the question.
I did not grieve my beloved grandmother because we had as perfect of a relationship as two human beings could ever hope to have. There was NEVER, EVER any screaming, judgement, bullying, shaming, rage, or anger. Ever. All I ever got from my grandmother was unconditional love and all I have back to her was exactly the same she so freely offered me.
My grandma did not do this suddenly, as many do, when realizing that life really is too short and perhaps there are 10 to 5 years left. She did this from the time I was pulled out of my mother until the day she died. She was this way with everyone, and the woman genuinely didn’t have any character flaw that anyone, familiar or strangers, could hold against her. She never proselytized to anyone, myself included, and she not once, called me a foul name or treated me like a POS when I was profoundly struggling with alcoholism/addiction. And her generosity of spirit abounded to all, so she was never untrue to herself.
She was just a simple gal. A simple gal who’s unexpected death taught me that for me, loving someone unconditionally, and she allowing me to do this as well towards her, bore no sting or deep grief, because it was a perfect love.
When we allow ourselves to love others in this way, without fear or censorship, and when we do not construct walls of fear between ourselves and others, allowing them to love us back grief just doesn’t exist. Why? Because an open and loving heart cannot loathe, fear and despise at the same time it is abounding with love and acceptance of all things and of others as they are, and not as expectations which we ourselves set up, in order to stay safe and unable to love or be loved , favored by those of us who never had the true opportunity to experience love as the simplest yet most powerful bond we have with one another.
There was a time when people understood this. There was a time when communities or tribes saw each other as vital and essential parts of each-other’s lives, and death was just another journey made with those who were living respected as an honor rather than as gut wrenching loss.
The Queen looks like she is out there, in her little pink, tweed Chanel coat and decorative pin, loving all things and people unconditionally, which is when true happiness is finally realized. She has accepted herself and those around her, and appears to appreciate them with great generosity and wisdom. Which is why I never believe any of the bullshit stories I read about her alleged disappointment with her grandson, Harry. Harry is who he is and became who he became because behind the scenes, he had a grandmother who chose to love him unconditionally, rather than to give him a ton of shit and belittle him. Which is why he is able to march to the beat of his own drum and proudly so.
You become this way when someone loves you no matter what. And believe me when I say that throughout all of the shit these boys went through with their mother’s death and the scrutiny from the world, one was able to find his own way home into the heart of his little family.
Do not be afraid, Cunts. Remember when shit gets really messy, that yiu still have an opportunity to love others unconditionally if only you stop trying to make unconditional love, conditional. Love isn’t a negotiation. It’s very simple, much like my grandma. And either you experience it unconditionally which is self realization, or you experience heartache and loss because you were too busy expecting something in return for that love. That’s not love. That’s coercion and codependency.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||July 9, 2021 2:17 PM|
TBH, it looks to me as if quite a few bats have moved into her belfry.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||July 9, 2021 2:33 PM|
How much did that 3 part post cost!! SS had to hire in for that one, for sure! Sorta blend between Danielle & Collins & Grimms.
Damn..War & Peace Part II..
Yes, I'm sure the Queen talks to Harry everyday on Zoom & Skype, blowing kisses... (Snigger). She also gives Meghan tips on breast feeding, diapering, gardening, make-up, etc.(Laughing doubled over!)
|by Anonymous||reply 112||July 9, 2021 2:40 PM|
[quote] Yes, I'm sure the Queen talks to Harry everyday on Zoom & Skype, blowing kisses... (Snigger)
Your use of that word was deliberate.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||July 9, 2021 2:46 PM|
Yes, Harry and Meghan have such love in their heart for Her Majesty, for making Haz who he really is, that they created havoc while her husband was dying, and have now devoted their lives to raking in cash by criticising her parenting skills and shitting all over the institution she has devoted her life to.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||July 9, 2021 3:18 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 115||July 10, 2021 1:29 PM|
Has anyone read Alan Bennett’s THE UNCOMMON READER? Marvelous short novel about the Queen and a gay bookmobile driver.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||July 10, 2021 1:39 PM|
Behind William and Catherine is Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King. How's that for inclusion?
|by Anonymous||reply 117||July 10, 2021 4:43 PM|
Yes, R116, I have read it. Delightful.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||July 10, 2021 5:46 PM|
Lots of celebs in those Wimbledon pictures.
And funny, to see them in the photos, but not be mentioned in the photo captions.
Maggie Smith, for one, in a peach jacket, in the row behind William and Kate, two seats over from Martina.
And Tom Cruise, unmentioned in the caption, with some woman I don't recognize.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||July 10, 2021 5:48 PM|
If this story is true, I think it's very shitty of Charles not to give Edward the Duke of Edinburgh title.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||July 10, 2021 6:54 PM|
The Queen's message to England's football team manager, Gareth Southgate.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||July 10, 2021 6:56 PM|
Looks like Lizzy wants some Southgate dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||July 10, 2021 6:58 PM|
Queen or no Queen she needs to get in line....Umm Southgate..
|by Anonymous||reply 123||July 10, 2021 7:11 PM|
Charles has always been a shitty person. So when they report that he will renege and not give Edward his title, I don't doubt it. and Ever since Harry and Meghan left town Edward and Sophie have been doing double duty. At the end of the day he is still the petty, spoiled, little boy who never felt he got enough love. I don't see how Camilla can stand him. OTOH, they were meant for one another. I hope the Queen decides to do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||July 11, 2021 3:00 AM|
Perhaps she has a fiery young lady-in-waiting who flashes a well-groomed ginger minge on demand. That could trigger her impish grin.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||July 11, 2021 3:09 AM|
OMG how many photos of Kate at Wimbledon do we need to see @ R115? It's absurd.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||July 11, 2021 3:26 AM|
If she wants do romp & bop down the cobblestones like a rebel teenage Georgie Girl what can the Palace really do??
|by Anonymous||reply 127||July 11, 2021 11:15 AM|
R117, for more inclusion, here's the Queen handing Althea Gibson, the first black American winner of Wimbledon, her trophy in 1957.
The Queen has only attended Wimbledon four times, two of those times when there was a British player in the final.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||July 11, 2021 11:21 AM|
William's message of support for England in Euro2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||July 11, 2021 12:39 PM|
My prediction was correct: Kate will be taking over the title President of Wimbledon.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||July 11, 2021 12:42 PM|
Was that really a prediction, r130? It's been blatantly obvious for a long time now.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||July 11, 2021 12:49 PM|
Kate took her father to Wimbledon today.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||July 11, 2021 1:06 PM|
Kate and her father got into the spirit of things. LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||July 11, 2021 1:08 PM|
The father always looks very nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||July 11, 2021 1:11 PM|
The father looks very doable!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||July 11, 2021 1:18 PM|
Well, it will all make for another last hurrah of the Queen movie that I’m sure Helen Mirren or Imelda Staunton is already salivating over like those ones about Queen Victoria and Mr. Brown and wasn’t there one about her and some southeast Asian?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||July 11, 2021 1:20 PM|
Is anyone expecting return fire 🔥 and overnight shelling ☄️💥from Montecito over Kate’s little PR Parade?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||July 11, 2021 1:22 PM|
What powers can the monarch actually exercise? If she wanted some Gareth Southgate action is she allowed to command him to give her a little sumpn' sumpn'?
|by Anonymous||reply 138||July 11, 2021 1:23 PM|
R135, Any man who owns a chain of party supplies stores has to be fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||July 11, 2021 1:41 PM|
There can be a silver lining to losing your loved ones...she lost her high maintenance husband, sister, mother. I'm sure she gets to relax just a little more. I went off blood pressure medication when I lost a similar group.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||July 11, 2021 2:00 PM|
Kate and her father are now attending the Wimbledon men's final.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||July 11, 2021 2:06 PM|
Thanks for the updates, R141.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||July 11, 2021 2:07 PM|
R137, Kate is the next president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, aka Wimbledon, she doesn't need to do any "PR" there. What she is doing is joining in with the rest of the crowd and providing the people with some entertainment.
If only that idiot Markle had just kept her focus on what's really important, she or Harry could have had a similar role too - perhaps even Wimbledon.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||July 11, 2021 2:07 PM|
But which royal is in charge of croquet?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||July 11, 2021 2:17 PM|
[quote] yet she survived even though Charles, William, Katherine, her Prime Minister, and who knows who else in her circle developed the virus,
Her name is spelled "Catherine," and she's yet to have COVID. She has been isolating herself because she's been exposed, but she has not developed it, and is extremely unlikely to do so because she's been vaccinated
|by Anonymous||reply 145||July 11, 2021 2:22 PM|
Who does William has in mind as a role model as a parent, Charles or Michael? It's pretty obvious that he gravitated to his in-law. Is Charles rankled or did he become jealous or petty about it? Or appreciate? How could he when not when it's obviously boosted the view of the future monarchy.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||July 11, 2021 3:27 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 147||July 11, 2021 3:52 PM|
Yes, many decades after the Queen gave a black woman a trophy, she took her game even further and allowed blacks to be hired to serve her.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||July 11, 2021 3:57 PM|
No kidding, R148. It is laughable that we're expected to admire how open-minded the Queen is that she actually condescended to present the Wimbledon trophy to Althea Gibson when Gibson won it.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||July 11, 2021 4:00 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 150||July 11, 2021 4:26 PM|
It has been announced that Will, Kate AND George will be at the England vs. Italy game today.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||July 11, 2021 4:29 PM|
In recognition of his 52 years of service to the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), the 85-year-old Duke of Kent has been presented with a replica of the Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy
|by Anonymous||reply 152||July 11, 2021 5:06 PM|
R148, the Queen didn't personally employ all staff. There were few minorities in the UK until the 60s and most were migrants from Commonwealth countries who were primarily manual labourers.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||July 11, 2021 5:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 154||July 11, 2021 6:16 PM|
^ STILL grinning from ear to ear. Maybe they've given her some sort of bereavement drug. The crash is going to be AWFUL.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||July 11, 2021 6:20 PM|
I said on DL that their marriage was long over and he was playing house with his mistress which is why he was locked away in their winter palace till COVID forced them to do photo ops in Windsor and put on the show. She didn't even visit his ass in the hospital. I'm glad she wasn't an idiot and knew what was what. This also explains why their children have horrible marriages, their parent's was obviously a mess.
Beyond Phillip, I'm sure the Queen hated spending a year locked up at home. She's had one schedule for nearly 70 years. I'm sure it sucked to have such a massive change so late in the game. Hell yeah she's happy to finish out her duty in person amongst her subjects.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||July 11, 2021 6:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 157||July 12, 2021 2:11 PM|
R157 Well, that’s a very catty remark.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||July 12, 2021 2:13 PM|
R158 - Not at all. I think Kitty has had work done on her face. Her twin sisters look more natural. Their sister a bit of a Plastic Kitty.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||July 12, 2021 2:27 PM|
“Winter palace”, R156? They’re not the Romanovs, FFS.
Philip was living at Wood Farm, in a relatively modest house on the Sandringham estate, following his retirement (at around 95, from memory).
When Covid hit he relocated to Windsor Castle, joining his wife of 70ish years.
Whatever the state of their marriage they seem to have hit on the right formula, and good for them!
|by Anonymous||reply 160||July 12, 2021 9:23 PM|
Little Lizzy, happy at last.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||July 12, 2021 9:55 PM|
He probably made her rim him til the very end.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||July 12, 2021 10:35 PM|
QEII can now proclaim as did her namesake: I will have but one mistress here, and no master.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||July 12, 2021 11:41 PM|
Amazingly funny, R162.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||July 13, 2021 2:11 AM|
It’s not like the they were locked 🔒 in 69s on a daily basis.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||July 14, 2021 9:48 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 166||July 14, 2021 9:52 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 167||July 14, 2021 1:07 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 168||July 14, 2021 1:09 PM|
Was this a Markle-Middleton melee? The new Hatfield & McCoys.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||July 14, 2021 1:28 PM|
I miss that thread about how she’ll be dead within a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||July 14, 2021 1:45 PM|
I think the Queen is mentally sharp enough that she will confirm Edward as the Dewk of Edinburgh within the next month or two. Watch. Then the Mail can claim she did it to spite Charles Charles is going to be the fucking King. He will have plenty of titles to pass aound to little Pince Louis and the rest. This was his father's wish and creatng the youngest brother as Dewk won't killl him. What a petty spiteful little shit he is.. Good thing Ed and Sophie signed that lease. Charles would pobably attempt to evict them.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||July 14, 2021 2:10 PM|
Isn't Charles in effect the Duke of Edinburgh, r171? This story about how Charles will supposedly deny Edward the title comes with no supporting "sources" and just seems a bit made up.
Edward is hugely involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme, so it would make sense for him to take the title as well. If Charles seriously doesn't want it to go to Edward, then that is presumably because then it would go to Edward's son and in a generation or so there would be yet another royal Duke who is very much outside of the group of senior royals.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||July 14, 2021 2:29 PM|
R172 - yes, Charles inherited the title from his late father as the eldest son.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||July 14, 2021 3:20 PM|
They can change it so it doesn't automatically go to Edward's son. Hey, Edward's a good shot. Hope Charles doesn't go for a walk in the woods anytime soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||July 14, 2021 4:08 PM|
Another royal famewhore named Fergie is on the People cover!
|by Anonymous||reply 175||July 14, 2021 4:54 PM|
Titles of nobility are governed by both historical precedent and statute (can't remember which one, and Google wasn't immediately helpful). Even the monarch cannot remove a ducal title once bestowed, unless the current holder is convicted of treason. And even then the process is long-winded and requires an independent enquiry to be set up to make recommendations to the monarch, who then has to formally lay those recommendations before the Privy Council. As eldest son, Charles automatically became The Duke of Edinburgh upon his father's death, and nothing could prevented that short of primary legislation enacted before Prince Philip became an ex-person.
Charles could, in theory, disclaim the title for both himself and his heirs, but that opens up a legal minefield. A minority opinion is that the title would then fall to Andrew as the next eldest (who could then similarly disclaim so that the title fell at last to Edward), but the majority opinion is that the title would fall dormant (but not become extinct) until Charles becomes King.
All titles possessed by the Heir Apparent become extinct upon accession to the Throne, meaning that they can be re-created at the new monarch's pleasure. This is., presumably, what the Queen expects Charles to do. There is no suggestion, other than one unsourced rumour, that he intends to do otherwise; as far as I am aware, Charles is as fond of Edward as he despises Andrew. What he *could* do, in line with his desire to slim down the Royal Family, is to create Edward as Duke of Edinburgh with a life peerage, meaning that his children will not inherit. That way, the title would be extinct again on Edward's death and able to be recreated by William if he so wishes.
No doubt we won't find out what happens until it actually *does* happen. And it isn't really all that important, anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||July 14, 2021 5:27 PM|
I still think Edward will eventually receive the title Duke of Edinburgh and it will revert back to the Crown when he dies. Here is the original statement on the matter.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||July 14, 2021 5:47 PM|
I believe William and Harry smoke privately, and formerly Catherine. Bea and Eug probably enjoyed a cigarette with their drinks back in their club days.
On the continent, The Queen of Denmark is a famous chainsmoker with yellow teeth to show for it. The Grimaldi princesses obviously smoke, by the looks of them. Queen Maxima looks like she’d be a smoker, as does her husband King Willem-Alexander. The King of Norway is a former smoker, I don’t think he still does because of his health problems. Queen Annemarie of Greece is probably a smoker like her sister Queen Margrethe.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||July 14, 2021 5:56 PM|
Of course she's happier. Women are almost ALWAYS happier as widows.
Straight men are the ones who can't handle that shit. Hell, many of them can't handle being dumped, having their exes move on, upgrade, being passed over for promotion, turned down for sex, etc without turning to threats or acts of violence.
Liz will probably live to be 115 now that Phil kicked off.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||July 14, 2021 5:58 PM|
Does Liz have an active sex life? Has she ever had a swim in the lady pond?
|by Anonymous||reply 180||July 14, 2021 6:05 PM|
Someone here seems really interested in the Queen's sex life. Why don't you write to Buckingham Palace and ask her yourself? Let us know what kind of reception your letter would receive.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||July 14, 2021 6:10 PM|
She do love them corgis don't she....
|by Anonymous||reply 182||July 14, 2021 7:11 PM|
Would she welcome intruders to the royal bedroom this time?
|by Anonymous||reply 183||July 14, 2021 10:07 PM|
Time to increase the Premarin vaginal cream prescription!
|by Anonymous||reply 184||July 14, 2021 10:45 PM|
What, should she dress in black and mope around like Queen Victoria in her last remaining days?
|by Anonymous||reply 185||July 15, 2021 6:15 AM|
[quote] Time to increase the Premarin vaginal cream prescription!
I pity the poor maids whose job it is to dress her, tend to her private parts, bathe her and apply such creams.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||July 15, 2021 6:21 AM|
She looks younger than Robert Plant.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||July 15, 2021 6:24 AM|
R186, it just occurred to me. From the moment she was born, Elizabeth has never had to dress or bathe by herself. She was always attended. No wonder she has lived so long. For decades she has daily, gone out doors to walk, ride horses and play with her dogs. Her passion is her horses and she enjoys that whole "country woman " vibe. When she's home at the palace she walks miles of hallways evey day in those vast ooms. She never lifts a finger to do anything and the little people think it's wondeful to see he outdoos gilling with the family at Balmoal duing he summe beak. She has egula canstant medical attention, a living example of how abstemious habits, and exercise with regular preventive maintenance can get us all to 100. She is never alone. Mentally sharp, and enjoys the deference and respect of dozens of people daily.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||July 15, 2021 11:11 AM|
R188, she has also had her every move scrutinised since 1936 (at the latest). She has never been able to express an opinion on anything much without it being discussed. She has, at times been regarded by a hysterical press and public as coldly inhuman, especially when she had the temerity to think that seclusion at Balmoral may be better for William and Harry than parading them in front of crowds of hysterics in London who had never even met their mother.
She has to meet some of the most murderous creatures on the planet, and pretend that they are normal people. People defer to her, but that must bring with it a sense of alienation. If people believe you are above them, then you always stick out.
Imagine how it must be to know that hundreds of millions of people across the planet are watching a dramatised version of your life for entertainment. That dramatists enjoy writing about the death of your father, your possibly fraught relationships with your children, your position at the head of an institution with an uncertain future. Imagine getting to the end of your life, and being able to read thousands of reviews of your achievements and failures.
The miracle is that she seems fairly well-adjusted and reconciled to the life she leads, deeply weird as it is. Most people would be sick of it after a few years, let alone nine decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||July 15, 2021 12:37 PM|
The other day, there was a woman celebrating her 100th birthday in a park near my apartment. She was in a wheelchair and looked catatonic. I couldn’t help but compare her to Queen Elizabeth who walks herself around and engages in conversation with people.
Of course, I don’t know if QE will make it to 100, or what kind of life the wheelchair granny led.
Anyway, the Queen is looking very chipper, and good for her. She has an important purpose, and that often makes the difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||July 15, 2021 4:10 PM|
Was re-watching the Crown last night and there was a scene in season 3, Where the vile Tommy Lascelles tore into very young Margaret. It seems Elizabeth didn't want to be queen, would rather not be famous and so forth, but wanted to just hang out with her dogs and horses. And Margaret said, "I'll do it! I would love to be queen and be at the center of attention." And Elizabeth liked the idea, and agreed Margaret would be better at it than she would. So with Elizabeth's encouragement, Margaret went to ask about it, and Tommy ripped her a new one told her it was her lot in life to always serve and it was Elizabeth's to be queen, Elizabeth would always be center stage and Margaret woud always be in the wings. and any suggestion of anything different was a sacrilege. Elizabeth was esigned fom a young age, and constantly schooled about he duty. But even moe impotant, it was drilled into her head that she was not a celebrity. The monachy is sacred. Anointed by the Archbishop with holy oil, head of the chuch of England. Her Gandmother told her that. So being very religious, or at least faith- based, Elizabeth never looked at her role in any materialistic way.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||July 15, 2021 4:24 PM|
What is holy oil in England?
|by Anonymous||reply 192||July 15, 2021 4:26 PM|
R192, in terms of the Coronation, it is an perfumed substance used by the Archbishop of Canterbury to anoint the new monarch, the oil being made from a secret mixture of sesame and olive oil, containing ambergris, civet, orange flowers, roses, jasmine, cinnamon, musk.
This part of the coronation ceremony is hidden from view, and involves the oil being dispensed from an ampulla from the reign of Charles II (since most of the English royal regalia from before that was destroyed after the Civil War) into a 12 century spoon, and the used to anoint the hands, breast and head of the monarch.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||July 15, 2021 5:08 PM|
R189 has stated her boundaries
|by Anonymous||reply 194||July 15, 2021 5:18 PM|
Just your friendly reminder that The Crown is fiction, r193.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||July 15, 2021 5:55 PM|
I mean, r191.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||July 15, 2021 5:58 PM|
Your “R” key isn’t functioning, R191.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||July 15, 2021 7:10 PM|
R193 Thanks for that very specific and thorough description. I meant more in lieu of there not being a Pope to bless it, what made it holy rather then the actual ingredients.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||July 15, 2021 7:15 PM|
I know. It works most of the time...and then it doesn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||July 15, 2021 7:29 PM|
[quote]Imagine how it must be to know that hundreds of millions of people across the planet are watching a dramatised version of your life for entertainment. That dramatists enjoy writing about the death of your father, your possibly fraught relationships with your children
This. The Crown is an absolutely heinous project, because it is not only doing all those things but also confusing fact with fiction in a particulary cynical way - and we all know viewers are seeing it all as fact. Morally it's no better than the Murdoch press, despite all its pretensions.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||July 16, 2021 1:43 PM|
The Queen talked to some young leaders in the Commonwealth.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||July 16, 2021 3:07 PM|
Dare we say there may be some ‘Basic Instinct’ peek-a-boos in the near future?
|by Anonymous||reply 202||July 16, 2021 3:11 PM|
R202, that crazy bitch Sharon Stone will have another meltdown if Lizzy has a Basic Instinct peekaboo moment or two. Because you know Lizzy will get far more attention for her "One didn't know one was being filmed down there in one's south coast" and "One happened to accidentally not wear any undergarments when said incident happened" excuses than Sharon has had in the past two decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||July 16, 2021 3:27 PM|
Three of the Queen's horses win races on the same day!
|by Anonymous||reply 204||July 17, 2021 2:41 PM|
A peek inside the Palace before the Royals appear on the balcony. Drinking, eating, talking, laughing, hanging around bored...much like most families but in grander surroundings.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||July 17, 2021 7:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 206||July 18, 2021 4:43 PM|
She loves to drive. Loves it. He security, ...not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||July 18, 2021 5:09 PM|
R188 add to that: Never for a second having to worry about things like rent/mortgage, bills, savings, etc.
Don't get me wrong, she's doing marvellous — but there are definitely some upsides to the golden cage.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||July 18, 2021 5:24 PM|
[quote] add to that: Never for a second having to worry about things like rent/mortgage, bills, savings, etc
Plus access to the best health care, the best food and the best of everything. Yes, she is 95 and yes, she performs her duties admirably, but let's not pretend that she has had a life of extreme physical, financial or mental hardship. She has an enormously privileged existence that she and her family should be grateful for.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||July 18, 2021 5:44 PM|
Who’s going commando down the streets of the city, Smiling at everybody she sees?
Everyone knows it gets Windy 🌪
|by Anonymous||reply 210||July 20, 2021 12:47 PM|
Who’s bending down to flash us her rainbow?
|by Anonymous||reply 211||July 20, 2021 1:12 PM|
William chats with an GB Olympic hopeful Lauren Price.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||July 20, 2021 1:13 PM|
^ sorry here's the correct link.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||July 20, 2021 1:14 PM|
R212. This thread is about that marvelous Windsor gal- not her dour grandson.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||July 20, 2021 1:36 PM|
R211 Everyone knows it’s Miss Lili
|by Anonymous||reply 215||July 20, 2021 1:37 PM|
He's not at all "dour" in that link, r214. He's giving a female Olympic boxer a birthday cake. What you think is "dour" is dignified and serious, as is apt for his position.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||July 20, 2021 3:30 PM|
I think people will like having a king with William's gravitas. Charles has never really acquired it.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||July 20, 2021 3:55 PM|
It's bonkers trying to imagine being a child and knowing one day you will be head of state. I wanred a push bike but we were too poor,he had to attend trooping the colour..crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||July 20, 2021 4:09 PM|
True r218, but they've been doing it in his family for about a thousand years.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||July 20, 2021 4:31 PM|
William is unrelievedly dull. Seriously. And the older he gets the less attractive he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||July 20, 2021 5:54 PM|
R220 - Dull is good thing if you're a royal. We have enough bloody drama with the other two.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||July 20, 2021 6:42 PM|
William has a nice profile and three-quarter face. He's going to look fantastic on the money.
He's sired attractive and healthy children and his marriage is free of drama. He does his duties with a studied seriousness that contrasts well with his wife's warmth. The Cambridges are exactly what the country needs and wants in future monarchs.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||July 20, 2021 6:45 PM|
I think William is quite handsome!
|by Anonymous||reply 223||July 20, 2021 9:46 PM|
Don't they say there's a moment of clarity and energy right before one croaks?
|by Anonymous||reply 224||July 20, 2021 9:50 PM|
Yes they fo r224. The Queen Mother’s moment lasted for about ten years.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||July 20, 2021 10:18 PM|
Lilli’s pudd’n brings all the boys to the yard
|by Anonymous||reply 226||July 21, 2021 1:01 PM|
Charles is a lunatic and I expect Andrew is behind the recent "Edward will never be Duke of Edinburgh" propaganda campaign. Andrew and Harry are in cahoots!
|by Anonymous||reply 227||July 21, 2021 1:04 PM|
Hunny, when William becomes king there will hardly be much of the monarchy left. And honestly, both Wills and his father are somewhat relieved that Meghan and Harry are gone. Because if he were here he would not be controlled. He towed the line somewhat because of his grandmother, but his father and older brother don't command that level of respect from him. So protocol and tradition will gradually fall by the wayside.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||July 21, 2021 1:05 PM|
Sure, R228. Keep dreaming.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||July 21, 2021 1:12 PM|
Prince George is 8 years old tomorrow and he's beaming too in his birthday photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||July 21, 2021 9:24 PM|
The Queen had a virtual meeting with Mary Simon, the first Indigenous person to become Governor General of Canada.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||July 23, 2021 1:58 PM|
Cannabis may be illegal in the UK for the peasants, but not for a Queen. Ole Stuffed Shirt Phil probably did not partake but it looks like she's been enjoying that good ganja without that party pooper having a hissy fit about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||July 23, 2021 4:47 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 233||July 24, 2021 1:12 PM|
Meghan will be calling her any minute for tips, R233.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||July 25, 2021 12:26 PM|
Women in Phillips' circle don't split from a husband unless they have another husband lined up. Single women don't have a lot of cache in their ranks.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||July 25, 2021 1:18 PM|
Tell me about it, R235!
|by Anonymous||reply 236||July 25, 2021 1:21 PM|
That's why Bea married Edo after a relatively short courtship: She was over 30 and her younger sister had already married, a humiliating state to be in. She'll hang onto her cute little Italian count unless he drops the 'u' and becomes a total cunt to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||July 25, 2021 1:24 PM|
[quote]She was over 30 and her younger sister had already married, a humiliating state to be in.
How 1950s of you.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||July 25, 2021 1:34 PM|
Hey, I don't make the rules. That's how it works in Bea's set. I'm not saying it's right, but it's the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||July 25, 2021 1:36 PM|
R238 monarchies ARE stuck in the '50s. That's just reality.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||July 26, 2021 8:38 AM|
[quote]That's why Bea married Edo after a relatively short courtship:
They've known each other since childhood and grew up in the same social circles. Their parents were close friends. This is not a marriage that came out of nowhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||July 26, 2021 10:06 AM|
I agree, R241, but it didn't follow the long courtship pattern many of the Windsors follow.
Bea's first boyfriend really did her dirty, stringing her along for 10 years, then dumping her and quickly marrying someone else. Of course, Bea should have chucked him at the 5-year mark when she couldn't get a ring on her finger. Marriage is very important to women in that set: Aristocratic girls who don't find a suitable husband by the time they are 30 will generally settle for someone less suitable but still acceptable. See also: Princess Margaret, Kitty Spencer.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||July 26, 2021 12:59 PM|
Bea was right not to wait with Edo. The scaled-down ceremony was charming and appropriate and avoided the tricky issues of her parents' public participation and the Sussexes' attendance. She also just got under the wire in terms of having both grandparents at her wedding, as Philip's health began its final downward spiral not long after.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||July 26, 2021 1:09 PM|
I suspect that Bea's marriage to an old, ambitious friend may well turn out to be partially a business relationship for each. But perhaps a happy one. Old friends. They both knew exactly what they were getting into with this marriage. Let's see what happens.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||July 26, 2021 1:14 PM|
Ah, but Edo dumped the mother of his toddler son for Bea. Pure social climbing so he can expand his quite small real estate development company.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||July 26, 2021 3:13 PM|
I wonder about Edo’s lovemaking. He’s Italian, so might be a stallion. But he is kind of tiny bodywise.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||July 26, 2021 5:00 PM|
Bea is small, too. They may have bouncy hobbit sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||July 26, 2021 6:39 PM|
I think the best royal marriages have a businesslike side to them. The person you marry isn't just a spouse, they ARE your partner in the business of being royal. Charles understood this but chose a woman with fairytale lies in her head, and the result was so disastrous, we're still seeing the aftershocks 40 years later.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||July 26, 2021 6:41 PM|
Bea isn't as huge as Eugenie but she is no petite delicate thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||July 26, 2021 6:58 PM|
Which is DL legend “PretzelHead”?
|by Anonymous||reply 250||July 26, 2021 7:03 PM|
This bitch's buoyancy is gonna keep her going for another decade.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||July 26, 2021 7:04 PM|
I'm reviewing the plans for the funeral of the Prince of Wales as we speak
|by Anonymous||reply 252||July 26, 2021 7:17 PM|
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Just read that Earl Spencer is no longer close to his daughter Kitty since he married wife #3, and he didn't even bother showing up at her wedding. Sad!
|by Anonymous||reply 253||July 26, 2021 7:36 PM|
He's 5 years younger than his new son-in-law, r253.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||July 26, 2021 8:20 PM|
[quote]Ah, but Edo dumped the mother of his toddler son for Bea.
Every published account I've read says they've remained friends and that she and stepmother Bea are on good terms. For all we know, it was she who dumped him.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||July 26, 2021 8:30 PM|
Wrong R255 Her mother/father spoke to the press about how sad their daughter was at being dumped by Edo for Big Bea.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||July 26, 2021 9:58 PM|
R25 wrong, Spencer is estranged from Kitty due to Kitty not being as appreciate of stepmom #2. Nothing to do with age. Spence likes em young, he must understand Kitty's hubby.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||July 26, 2021 10:00 PM|
Both those girls are in command of huge racks, unless they’re going to college in Northampton, some guy is going to get a crack at those fun balloons 🎈🎈
|by Anonymous||reply 258||July 27, 2021 2:37 AM|
Who R259? The Queen and her daughter?
|by Anonymous||reply 259||July 27, 2021 2:52 AM|
I went to a marvelous party...
|by Anonymous||reply 260||July 27, 2021 2:54 AM|
I always love re-watching that “Elizabeth R” documentary, R260. Watching the Queen actively engage in opinionated conversation (and getting talked over!) is great. Plus the cute moments with her grandkids and the hilarious scene as she’s reviewing the itinerary for some day trip in a little town. “Oh…and another plaque :|”. Her deadpan humor is top notch.
I just wish they would release that 1969 “Royal Family” documentary. But apparently the whole family hates it and will never release it.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||July 27, 2021 3:11 AM|
Having seen it at the time, I don't think there's anything in the documentary itself for them to hate: the problem was that the whole idea behind it was to let the public see the Royals as human beings.
The unintended consequence was the kind of baying-hound behaviour that occurred in the press around Diana and the demise of Fergie, and more recently around Harry and Meghan. Before the doco, the Queen was very much seen as head of the Church of England, which was very much the church of most of Britain's citizens then, and because of that she and her family were accorded the kind of respect by the press that you might associate with the Pope. Once they invited TV in with the purpose of humanising them, they couldn't put the genie back in the bottle.
I think it was Philip's idea to do it, as part of his program of modernising The Firm, but it backfired.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||July 27, 2021 11:32 AM|
R262, I think you might be mixing up Royal Family (1969, which was met with shock and derision because the RF seemed so banal) with Elizabeth R, which focused more on The Queen and more on her official duties and receptions. The former unleashed the press, as it destroyed much of the mystique surrounding the monarchy.
By the time Elizabeth R came around the mystique was gone anyway, so people were much more positive about seeing, close up, the job the Queen does.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||July 27, 2021 12:03 PM|
R263, I specifically addressed both documentaries by name in my post R261. R262 was just replying to the comment about “Royal Family”.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||July 27, 2021 12:39 PM|
Smoldering Will with hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||July 27, 2021 3:16 PM|
Charles welcomes curlews to Sandringham.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||July 27, 2021 3:47 PM|
Naughty Queen, now the biggest residential polluter in Scotland.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||July 31, 2021 4:25 PM|
Where does it say that, r267?
This is what she (i.e. whoever administers the properties) objected to, and which she is entitled to object to:
[quote]The concerns centred on the potential use of compulsory purchase orders - a legal process by which land or property can be obtained, for instance for major infrastructure projects, without the the consent of the owner if deemed in the greater public interest.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||July 31, 2021 4:54 PM|
[post redacted because independent.co.uk thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]
|by Anonymous||reply 269||July 31, 2021 4:56 PM|
A joke, r69, or are you really that bad at arithmetic?
|by Anonymous||reply 270||July 31, 2021 5:27 PM|
Her pussy has been dried up for years with Philip. Today it must be moist.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||August 1, 2021 3:10 AM|
R271, her ass will get some rest now. Philip used to pound it relentlessly without any care for her carnal needs, hunger or desires. Time for her pussy to get some attention now. Lizzy wants some front door action again after years of being Backdoor Betty.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||August 1, 2021 8:16 AM|
R272 If Ole Phil was laying it down like that, she's gonna miss it. British men aren't known for laying pipe (except Harry but Meghan's got him). This is why all the British bitches are fucking Spaniards, Italians, Africans, and even East Indians.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||August 2, 2021 1:16 PM|
R271 It’s been reimagined
|by Anonymous||reply 274||August 2, 2021 1:20 PM|
R274 the old bitch got some vaginoplasty! Now she is "like a virgin!" Hope she doesn't croak before she gets to try it out!
|by Anonymous||reply 275||August 2, 2021 1:32 PM|
I thought she took great pride in being called Elizabeth "[italic] NOT [/italic] a Virgin Queen, thank Phil" II
|by Anonymous||reply 276||August 2, 2021 1:59 PM|
So, what’s her gambit?
|by Anonymous||reply 277||August 2, 2021 3:23 PM|
Hunny, she's not smiling the past few days since Eugenie's hubby was out on some yacht with some wimmin with their tits hanging out... and no one thought to invite The Queen. Very disappointed is she at being left out.. Now Phil is gone she wouldn't mind a turn or two with Jack.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||August 2, 2021 5:06 PM|
The Queen knows Jack was just on a Casamigos promo event, r278.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||August 2, 2021 5:29 PM|
Charlotte and The Butterfly.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||August 7, 2021 12:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 281||August 7, 2021 12:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 282||August 7, 2021 1:06 PM|
At 95, the Queen is just doing what she wants: She likes Fergie, Philip is dead, so she's having Fergie up to Balmoral. It's probably also a sop to the banished Andrew and his daughters. The world may not like the Yorks much, but the Queen clearly loves them and is willing to indulge them. They seem to do a good job of kissing up to the old lady.
Why she still indulges the nasty Sussexes is anyone's guess, as all they do is take swipes at her in the press.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||August 7, 2021 1:15 PM|
Fegie always made an early trip up to Balmoral and then quickly skedaddled before Philip arrived. This is not new news but purely papers stirring shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||August 7, 2021 1:52 PM|
If Beatrice or Eugenie pleaded her case, then that would get the queen to invite the Grifter to Balmoral. Fergie leaks it, and it raises her earning profile. The Queen is cazy about the girls and recognizes how had they have it with the parents they have.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||August 7, 2021 2:02 PM|
Liz is using Fergie as a pimp who will procure men for her carnal needs.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||August 7, 2021 2:20 PM|
Why wouldn't this wrinkled up old cunt look delighted? She's never worried about paying a bill in her whole life.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||August 7, 2021 3:11 PM|
Would some British explain why this fugly old drain on society has never has a nose job, and has had the same short, hideous hairstyle for 8 decades? Will Kate have to give up her lush locks in a few years in order to mimic the old crone?
I fully understand why Phillip cheated. He was so handsome and married someone physically repulsive.....
|by Anonymous||reply 288||August 7, 2021 4:01 PM|
The Queen and her ilk make the Grimaldis look like fine upstanding citizens of integrity.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||August 7, 2021 6:10 PM|
R288 showing that they know fuck-all about the English higher orders and is not ashamed to show it.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||August 7, 2021 8:20 PM|
Higher orders? What are you even talking about? Taxonomy?
|by Anonymous||reply 291||August 7, 2021 8:35 PM|
^Just a crass vulgarian. I hope he's NOT an American, but he probably is.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||August 7, 2021 9:23 PM|
Now there’s no guilt for her if she goes extra-curricular in the retirement chambers.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||August 7, 2021 9:25 PM|
Do fuck off, R288. There’s a nice fucking chap!
|by Anonymous||reply 294||August 7, 2021 9:25 PM|
How can you be higher when you were born there? They don't know up from down, and she meddles in Parliamentary matters, disgusting. Yes, I'm an American with better taste in British people. Or better taste in Germans, as it were....
|by Anonymous||reply 295||August 8, 2021 12:24 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 296||August 9, 2021 1:20 PM|
Watching the way she walks, honestly, the fact that she can step as well as she does is miraculous. Most people her age are in wheelchairs, drooling.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||August 9, 2021 1:32 PM|
Well it's not like she's ever had to worry about anything. Low stress makes for a more pleasant old age.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||August 9, 2021 1:49 PM|
And don't tell me about that time she wore coveralls and got her hands dirty during WWI or whatever.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||August 9, 2021 2:42 PM|
Lol R299. I like the Queen, but always cringe when BBC reports honor about how she “served in the war” and then pull out those same couple of photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||August 9, 2021 2:59 PM|
*BBC reporters go on about
|by Anonymous||reply 301||August 9, 2021 3:12 PM|
River on YouTube does something a little different on his newest video.
A little tidbit he divulges: River is from an aristocratic family.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||August 9, 2021 3:25 PM|
Oh, but some Markle stams told me that the royals are NOT aristocrats. They live in a higher realm than that. Even mere aristocrats can't claim to understand the ways of these beings.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||August 9, 2021 3:29 PM|
Stans ^ obviously.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||August 9, 2021 3:30 PM|
R303, I’m definitely not a Markle stan, but there is a distinction between the aristocracy and the monarchy, and it’s exacerbated by the fact that the succession to the throne was settled on the Hanoverians, essentially overlooking the 50 preceding people in the line of succession.
To a British aristocracy which took pride in having English/Scottish lineage going back to at least 1066, the accession of a German-speaking family to the English throne was rather shocking (especially to the Jacobites) or an amusing convenience (to those who didn’t want a catholic accession)
The aristocracy derided them for surrendering much of their authority over domestic affairs to parliament (which in retrospect was one of the things which led to the survival of the monarchy), their poor English and terrible manners.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||August 9, 2021 3:46 PM|
Fair enough, R305.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||August 9, 2021 3:51 PM|
Divine Right, gurl, Divine Right
|by Anonymous||reply 307||August 9, 2021 3:56 PM|
[Quote]Aristocratic girls who don't find a suitable husband by the time they are 30 will generally settle for someone less suitable but still acceptable. See also: Princess Margaret, Kitty Spencer.
Lady Gabriella Windsor didn't marry until 40.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||August 9, 2021 3:59 PM|
Ah, but Lady Gabriella spent some time spreading her oats with various very non-aristocratic and non white lovers before she did her duty and married the Old Eton "financier".
|by Anonymous||reply 309||August 9, 2021 4:06 PM|
R305, surely the accession of George I over all other claimants was a sign of parliament taking control over the choice of monarch.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||August 9, 2021 4:55 PM|
R310, yes, the accession of George was exactly that (although parliament had already exerted that right by inviting William and Mary to take the throne). i don’t think that contradicts the point I am making that the aristocracy was split into 2 factions: one faction which viewed the event with horror because it ruptured the divinely ordained line of succession, and a second faction which regarded the accession of George I as a sad necessity to save the country from popery.
Both factions felt themselves to be more English than the Germanic family that now found itself at the pinnacle of the nobility, and both factions held the Hanoverians in some contempt for their different language, customs and manners. The aristocracy felt superior to the monarch due to their Englishness, and the monarch felt superior because he was the monarch! Both were aware that neither fully accepted the other as being superior.
Even nowadays, it is common for people to call the Royals German, even though their roots are firmly rooted in he UK for far longer than other immigrant families who are accepted without question as being British.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||August 9, 2021 5:07 PM|
"Even nowadays, it is common for people to call the Royals German" - it's not really common for people to call the royals German, except for occasional sappy schoolboys who think they're being clever.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||August 9, 2021 5:40 PM|
People who show up from a foreign country and take all the money. Sounds great, just don't call them Germans.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||August 9, 2021 6:07 PM|
Huns, the lot of 'em.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||August 9, 2021 6:29 PM|
In the old days they sent the single wimmin to India or South Africa to find suitable among the fortune hunters.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||August 9, 2021 8:02 PM|
R302 Oh, thanks for posting that. Very interesting. I was watching Kenneth Clark's old 70s TV series Civilisation and noticed that he pronounced the word "CAPitalism" "caPITalism, emphasis on the second syllable, which I thought must be the poshest pronunciation ever, so posh that maybe it was limited to just Kenneth Clark, in fact. But maybe some Oxford dons pronounce it that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||August 9, 2021 9:26 PM|
[quote]Even mere aristocrats can't claim to understand the ways of these beings.
Well Diana certainly couldn't - then again by her own admission she couldn't understand much.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||August 10, 2021 3:00 AM|
Diana was emotionally immature and very unstable. She was a teenager with an infatuation. Infatuated with Charles. She wanted to be a princess and live happily ever after. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||August 10, 2021 3:19 AM|
Lady Colin Campbell's latest video.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||August 10, 2021 4:41 PM|
Ah, yes "Lady" Campbell of the 16 month marriage to Lord Campbell eons ago. If anyone should stop using a title, it is she.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||August 10, 2021 6:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 321||August 11, 2021 1:48 PM|
I'm starting to wonder whether there are more sinister details to the Andrew story. The obvious thing to do was to say at the outset, "Yes, I had sex with her. I'm not proud of it, but she was legally an adult and there was nothing in the situation that suggested to me she was unhappy to be with Jeffrey Epstein or to go with me. If she was I am extremely sorry to have participated, but I can sincerely say she gave me no clue she was not having a good time. I apologise for the embarrassment my actions have caused my daughters, Her Majesty and the rest of my family."
That would have ripped off the band-aid and left the press with nowhere to go after a day or two of "ooh! did you hear that?" headlines. He could have paid Ms R some reparation to keep her quiet, and even if it came out it wouldn't have mattered because he'd already confessed.
So I do wonder why none of his advisers suggested it. Maybe they did and he was just too arrogant to abase himself like that, or maybe there is more to the story and they thought saying nothing was safest.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||August 11, 2021 2:41 PM|
R288 = This
|by Anonymous||reply 323||August 11, 2021 2:42 PM|
R322, he is arrogant, far more so than the Queen’s other children. This has been known for years. He’s also very stupid, and combined arrogance and stupidity is a particularly destructive mix.
He’s certainly stupid enough not to realise that he has made matters worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||August 11, 2021 5:48 PM|
As a mother, wife, daughter of 90 year old parents who annoyingly seem like they will never die -- one less person to worry about in my life would not be a bad thing once I got over the initial grief. The Queen has had more than her share of worries and it only escalates with Harry and Andrew. I know this sounds hard-hearted, but a 90 year old deserves some peace and quiet, in my opinion.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||August 11, 2021 5:56 PM|
I pity the poor Queen with both Andrew and Fergie there. I will bet you any amount that they've already discussed their strategy for hitting the queen up for something lucrative. Or maybe it is real estate or something. Andrew always needs Fergie for strategy. Fergie will also be leaking as is her habit. The next few weeks should be interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||August 11, 2021 6:00 PM|
She's already reined in Andrew all she's going to, and it took a public outcry for her to do that. She'll let him keep sucking up and grifting for the rest of her life. Now, once HM is gone, the gravy train is over for the Yorks and they know it. That's why they're all busy nest-feathering right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||August 11, 2021 7:51 PM|
River discusses the Andrew scandal.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||August 11, 2021 8:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 329||August 11, 2021 8:41 PM|
Yuge is fucked now with the public. All that PR push has gone to shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||August 11, 2021 9:14 PM|
R330, you mean because she’s just staying on the same castle as her father? That seems like a stretch.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||August 11, 2021 10:08 PM|
no, r331. More that she has been slowly trying to ingratiate herself into popularity, see her appearances with Queen and her charity shit. Let's all forget the endless holidays. ( It worked for Diana). Of course her father reflects on her, he is the reason for her title that she makes a living off.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||August 11, 2021 10:30 PM|
R329 - I didn't realize one arrived at Balmoral through a fun slide!
|by Anonymous||reply 333||August 12, 2021 12:10 AM|
The York girls are not pretty. They never were, and now that they are both pushing 40 and married mums, they just get plumper and plainer. They'll never be marketable commodities because of this lack of beauty and glamor. If Diana had looked like Camilla, would she have been a global phenomenon? Would Kate be as lauded as she is without the Barbie doll bod and hair? Even Meghan Markle has her share of beauty despite the awkward figure, and she's made the most of it.
The Yorks should give up the dream of being mini-Dianas and just enjoy their money and their marriages. They won't, though, because they got the famewhore gene from both sides.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||August 12, 2021 1:21 AM|
R321, the man in the vehicle with andrew and fergie looks more like a lawyer than a bodyguard
|by Anonymous||reply 335||August 12, 2021 2:05 AM|
The Queen has never looked happier than she has since Phil's been gone
She actually seems younger
|by Anonymous||reply 336||August 12, 2021 2:16 AM|
They've obviously changed her meds, r336. Seriously. And good for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||August 12, 2021 2:33 AM|
Eugenie is not married to a wealthy man, and her future is more precarious without the royal grifting. Perhaps the Queen will throw her some inheritance crumbs, as she needs money more than anyone with the exception of her parents. Maybe Eug can get a weight watchers deal, but she would need to lose weight to demonstrate the effectiveness of the products.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||August 12, 2021 2:47 AM|
Andrew won't be hurting for money after Q E II dies.
I've got to believe she'll leave him a hefty amount of cash, enough to leave him Ok after Charles yanks the purse strings together.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||August 12, 2021 2:55 AM|
Exactly, R339. What I worry about is Fergie playing on the sympathies of her daughters to demand a share of their purse. The Queen will leave $$ to Andrew and to the daughters, because she is very fond of them. But she won't leave Fergie anything of value. So Fergie will have to depend on her daughters and she will grift off them with absolutely no remorse. I imagine she can be quite a vicious drunk when provoked. Now Andrew might toss a few crumbs at Fergie and he will definitely keep a roof over her head.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||August 12, 2021 3:06 AM|
It's all the BBC she's been taking in lately.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||August 12, 2021 3:09 AM|
Andy is in the news again. U.S. vs U.K.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||August 12, 2021 3:18 AM|
[quote] Eugenie is not married to a wealthy man, and her future is more precarious without the royal grifting
You are correct. Her husband is not some executive at Casamigos. He goes to events and pours drinks. At some of the events, he put's up a table and serves drinks to the guests
|by Anonymous||reply 343||August 12, 2021 3:21 AM|
Drew is worth 80 mill or so...the girls will be fine...also, the British monarch is worth shit tons more money than what is reported
|by Anonymous||reply 344||August 12, 2021 4:21 AM|
As much as you love him, why does he keep to "digestive issues in his peeers' statements, which usually involve Andrew's multiple needs and diet of his needs for shuttled plastic bags
|by Anonymous||reply 345||August 12, 2021 6:26 AM|
The latest video from Lady C.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||August 12, 2021 3:40 PM|
River discusses Thomas Markle's latest interview.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||August 13, 2021 9:50 PM|
Lady Colin Campbell's video for today. She has some interesting tidbits on Prince Andrew's accuser Virginia Roberts.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||August 14, 2021 9:18 PM|
If you became multi-orgasmic after a 74-year drought
you'd beam too...
|by Anonymous||reply 349||August 14, 2021 10:31 PM|
Because she no longer has to watch the escapades between Philip and Penny.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||August 14, 2021 11:14 PM|
She is a merry widow because she no longer has to tolerate the frolicking between Philip and Penny.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||August 14, 2021 11:25 PM|
Penny is a member of the extended family, yes, but she was one of the handful of non-immediate family members invited to the funeral. Elizabeth has always been understanding and kind and it's one of the reasons she is revered.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||August 15, 2021 1:05 AM|
R352 She's a merry widow because she is no longer Philip's doormat.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||August 15, 2021 1:20 AM|
And they changed her meds.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||August 15, 2021 1:33 AM|
How hasn’t she dropped dead yet? I thought she would be a goner soon after Philip.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||August 15, 2021 1:37 AM|
R355 She does not look like she's going to die of a broken heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||August 15, 2021 1:46 AM|
I never did R355. I have only anecdotal evidence, but it seems to me in most marriages, if the woman dies first the man is not far behind. He's lucky to manage for another year. But if a man pre deceases his wife, she will live happily ever after for a while. I mean with the old old ones, they might die within hours of one another but mostly they thrive after their husbands drop dead. Also figure that Elizabeth is no vegetable. She loves her life and get a lot of satisfaction from her work (as queen) and also from her horses. Her studs bring in tons of money and she really enjoys her personal life. I think at this point she looks back on a very eventful life with a high degree of satisfaction. Yes, she has had heartbreak and disappointment, but she is focused on the future, the whole soldier on thing. She looks happy because she is. No. Worries.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||August 15, 2021 1:56 AM|
R357 She must be determined to outlive Charles the turd.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||August 15, 2021 2:01 AM|
I wonder if she has just told Charles to handle the problems with Andrew and Harry, while she tends to her horses.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||August 15, 2021 2:32 AM|
R359, I think Charles has a very narrow role when it comes to Andrew and Harry. So IMO it's the opposite. Charles has been running almost everything else with a large mostly competent staff. But when it comes to Andrew and Harry, he really has to make his case carefully because she will only let him go so far. And she has made it clear she still adores Harry. She loves him to bits. Probably even more than Andrew. Her disgust about his trafficking the underaged girls with Epstein has made her pull back from unqualified support. But support for her son nevertheless. Andrew has exhausted her patience.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||August 15, 2021 3:00 AM|
I can't STAND the royal family. But, I have to give it to her. She has amazing longevity, and is one tough old bird.
God Save the Queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||August 15, 2021 3:09 AM|
Speaking as a woman, as much as we love men we hate them. To outlive all the men in our lives is kind of a relief. We don't need to worry about the mess they'll make of things, and we can just fade into the sunset.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||August 15, 2021 3:45 AM|
Isn't this frau stuff, all the slack-jawed, painfully-earnest adulation of the royals?
|by Anonymous||reply 363||August 15, 2021 10:15 AM|
Today is Princess Anne's 71st birthday.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||August 15, 2021 12:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 365||August 15, 2021 12:45 PM|
Edo is such a tiny little thing, isn't he? Classic pocket gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||August 15, 2021 2:19 PM|
DM Primo shade..How can it not be the 'Paper of Record ' for the DL..Snark for days. DM headline 'Blooming Beautiful', then cut to photos of Bea. Holy shit! With all that dosh & she shows up in London..looking like that??WTF.?? Bea, baby Girl..HIRE A STYLIST. I'm sure you could find one who would work per diem, per event, outing. I'm sure you could get stuff comped. Hell, you're a princess. Pregnancy is no excuse...ever for anything that liiks like this mess.
Girl, men are visual creatures. Look at his face w. her & then with the tall blonde in the red shoes. Get a stylist, NOW!
|by Anonymous||reply 367||August 15, 2021 5:58 PM|
Doesn't matter. Both of the York girls look like the ugly stepsisters next to a real beauty like Kate. They won't hold those husbands: I give them10 years and 2 kids each, max.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||August 15, 2021 10:44 PM|
Yes, I doubt the one married to tequila boy will ever lose that weight she's gained. He seems like a simple lad, and he may stick around over the long haul.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||August 15, 2021 11:17 PM|
Meghan Markle looked like a movie star in comparison to the York sisters during her pregnancy.
I think if Beatrice had worn a longer dress in pastel colour with her hair up, she would have looked better.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||August 15, 2021 11:18 PM|
R322, she probably knows he was with other Epstein girls that haven’t been made public yet. One girl could be a liar, if another one or two come out with the same tale, you can’t walk that off.
|by Anonymous||reply 371||August 16, 2021 1:04 AM|
The Queen and Prince Philip should have taken a harder line with Andrew 10 years ago during the first, less dire Epstein scandal: Drop Epstein or watch yourself AND your daughters get sidelined as far as Royal duties go. He'd have resented it at the time, but it would have saved his ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||August 16, 2021 3:43 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 373||August 16, 2021 4:59 PM|
British royal wedding tiaras. I love those fringes (Gabriella and Beatrice). I like the Festoon, Meander and Iveagh tiaras too. The only one I don't care for is the cheap looking tiara worn by Sophie. Kate's Cartier tiara was underwhelming but at least it didn't look like it was purchased at a dollar store like Sophie's.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||August 16, 2021 5:32 PM|
Sophie's wedding tiara was awful. After 10 years of loyal service, they finally gifted her with a much nicer aquamarine number.
|by Anonymous||reply 375||August 16, 2021 6:39 PM|
Kate didn't want a wedding tiara at all but HM insisted. She went along, of course, but picked the smallest one she could.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||August 16, 2021 7:18 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 377||August 17, 2021 1:08 PM|
Lady Colin Campbell's latest video. She reveals she's turned 72 years young.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||August 17, 2021 6:09 PM|
R378 - as per Lady C., Will and Kate supposedly WERE invited to Obama's birthday party but had to decline. H & M were NOT invited so didn't have to decline. However, there were stories about H & M but not the couple who were invited. Do we all get how this works?
|by Anonymous||reply 379||August 17, 2021 6:18 PM|
You are the dullest tool in the shed if you think the Obamas invited future heads of state to their party.
"Lady" Campbell knows caca about both the Obamas and the Cambridges.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||August 17, 2021 6:59 PM|
Look. No way in the time of COVID, and all the security arrangements would William and Kate be invited. And Meghan shares her birthdate with Obama. I suspect even if they were invited They would have declined because of COVID, because of having two babies, and because it would be a distraction. It wouldn't matter if Jesus Christ himself came to the party, Harry and Meghan would draw the headlines. And honestly, I don't blame the Obamas for not wanting to appear to take sides in a family feud. I will bet you Michelle and Oprah have had a discussion about the interview. Michelle and Barack really have affection for the Queen and they like the Cambridges, Harry and Michelle have always been close) but they aren't going to step into that shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||August 17, 2021 7:20 PM|
[quote] Will and Kate supposedly WERE invited to Obama's birthday party
They were not invited. Neither were Harry and Meghan. None of them are good friends with the Obamas. Harry knows them more than W & K, but they're still just acquaintances. And let's face it, with guests like erica badu, the obamas had all the trashy guests they could handle
It's funny, the british tabloids reported every day for over a week about the Sussexs and Obama's birthday. They did it because they were doing the palace a favor and shifting the attention away from Andrew and the fact that he's a person of interest in a criminal investigation into sex trafficking minor girls
|by Anonymous||reply 382||August 17, 2021 7:44 PM|
I think the tabloids report because there are more clicks for those stories than for Andrew.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||August 17, 2021 10:53 PM|
R381 Who are you, Valerie Jarrett? You seem so certain of everything you say you "know."
|by Anonymous||reply 384||August 18, 2021 12:27 AM|
Wasn't there an attached commitment to support Obama's foundation through $$$ and time commitment to fundraising? The Obamas could hardly send an invitation like that to the Cambridges.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||August 18, 2021 12:35 AM|
R385 nails it. All this reaching out to the rich and famous is about Obama's foundation and his library. Totally. People used to get pissed off at the Clintons, but they did the same thing. Totally.
|by Anonymous||reply 386||August 18, 2021 8:55 PM|
Well he can't pay for it himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||August 18, 2021 9:09 PM|
[quote]It wouldn't matter if Jesus Christ himself came to the party, Harry and Meghan would draw the headlines.
Only because they'd be in every single photo of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||August 19, 2021 3:18 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 389||August 19, 2021 12:42 PM|
R389, the media loves her. She is a leaker and a gossip, and she trades gossip with them so they will favor her with publicity and keep her profile high. It's worked out well for her for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 390||August 19, 2021 12:55 PM|
R390 - I fail to see how it's worked out well for Fergie.
She's tried every job imaginable and usually doesn't succeed. She's dependent and living in her ex-husband's home. She doesn't have a significant other. She borrows money from Epstein and her husband to pay her debts. She gets caught trying to elicit cash in exchange for access to her husband. She's not well liked in Britain. To me, she's wasted every opportunity simply by being herself: greedy, grasping and lacking in judgement. She seems to keep making the same mistakes and not learning from them. She's a major fuck up.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||August 19, 2021 2:52 PM|
Agree, but she does keep getting these jobs. Look. In my opinion she is all you say she is, but also desperate for attention and opportunities. She clings to her celebrity status because she is no longer married to the Royal Family. Right now she is giving Andrew advice about his troubles. Has always done. She may be a failure at every thing else but she does know how to play the media. And she is giving the rest of the family agita' because god only knows how she and Andrew are double -teaming the Queen. And Beatrice and Eugenie are a weakness she will exploit. The other thing to keep in mind is that Andrew and Fergie are very similar. And she knows his secrets and he knows hers. But since he is a Blood Prince, in the line of Succession, what she has on him is more important than what he knows about her. Her scandals don't matter much in the scheme of things. His do.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||August 19, 2021 6:15 PM|
The latest video from Lady C.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||August 19, 2021 6:19 PM|
Prince Edward's message to the Paralympic athletes.
|by Anonymous||reply 394||August 20, 2021 4:52 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 395||August 20, 2021 5:22 PM|
This isn't Royal Dish R395. Stop with the uninteresting "updates".
|by Anonymous||reply 396||August 21, 2021 3:51 AM|
Boo, hiss, r396.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||August 21, 2021 9:08 AM|
Lady C. is joined by her two sons for her newest video.
|by Anonymous||reply 398||August 21, 2021 4:43 PM|
R398 - gosh, one of Lady Colin's adopted sons resembles Vladimir Putin. They are Russian-born.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||August 21, 2021 4:49 PM|
The Queen is making a mistake with this decision to allow Andrew to keep his military role.
|by Anonymous||reply 400||August 21, 2021 5:58 PM|
River's latest video.
|by Anonymous||reply 401||August 21, 2021 6:02 PM|
Meggy Marbles? Better than Wacko Jacko. I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||August 21, 2021 6:08 PM|
The "Lady" Campbell and Meghan Markle loons have taken over here. Time to ff this shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 403||August 21, 2021 9:52 PM|
It's clear that Andrew will never see real consequences as long as his mother is alive. That's WHY he's such an entitled asshat.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||August 21, 2021 9:56 PM|
Charles detests Andrew and has for years. DETESTS. Just give it time.
|by Anonymous||reply 405||August 22, 2021 1:58 AM|
It's not only that the Queen has a special affection for Andrew. My own mother had similar with my fuck up brother. For years she made excuses, turned a blind eye, or bailed him out. She'd get exasperated with us when we complained. But at a certain point, when my brother was in his late 40's, she was through. Late, I asked her why she "changed" and she said, "Look I know he has always been a problem. And I know I made excuses for him. But when you have a problem child, you put in the time. You are more watchful. It's exhausting. But you do it because you are hopeful they will eventually get it right, and mature. But now I have to accept that this person is almost 50 yrs' old, that this is who they are, and they will not change. So if it appears that I am backing away it is because I'm over it. I have no hope. I am resigned that he will not grow or change or straighten up. I may seem to be a fool, but I'm not."
I have a feeling the queen has gone though similar with Andrew. However, the second part of this is that this is the Royal Family. For hundreds of years they have had to put up with and cover up for their monsters. Queen Elizabeth knows that history. Andrew isn't the first spoiled incorrigible criminal in the family. There have been others over the centuries, and many of them much worse than him. But because this is the RF, it is a long established custom that he will be protected because he is a Blood Prince. Period.
It has nothing to do with her love or her closeness, it is about tradition and custom. He has a wall built around him. Just remember the Duke of Windsor. He literally betrayed his county during wartime. And would have done worse. And yet for decades his collaboration with the enemy was covered up. He was never exposed or prosecuted. Yes they punished him in personal ways, here and there, but nothing public. So don't think there's a protective shield out of love. It has more to do with "This is the way we handle things." and has been for hundreds of years. And aside from some horrible, unexpected tragedy, she isn't going to get too concerned about any bullshit crisis Andrew invents to grift her. She has no more fucks to give.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||August 22, 2021 12:48 PM|
The coronation crowns of Alexandra, Mary and Elizabeth the Queen Mum. I wonder if Camilla will get one made for herself when the time comes?
|by Anonymous||reply 407||August 22, 2021 1:31 PM|
I hope Camilla is crowned Queen r407. It might shut the fucking Diana obsessives up once and for all.
|by Anonymous||reply 408||August 22, 2021 3:16 PM|
[QUOTE]Charles detests Andrew and has for years. DETESTS. Just give it time.
He does, it is well known. He is also very fond of Edward, which is why I expect that he will bestow the Dukedom of Edinburgh upon him very early on in his reign. What will be interesting to see is whether he does this as a life peerage or a hereditary one. A life peerage would honour Prince Phillip's wish, while at the same time not allowing a Royal Dukedom to "escape". After Edward's death it could then be bestowed upon one of his offspring, or on some other member of the family more closely within the line of succession. Life peerages offer all sorts of possibilities for maintaining the traditional ennoblement of royal sproglets without increasing the proliferation of titles.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||August 22, 2021 3:28 PM|
R409 - I don't think Anne likes Andrew very much either. I've seen videos of her smacking him when he was young as well as speaking harshly to him. I think he's tolerated by most of the family. Strangely, in another video, I've seen Andrew pout until Harry pecked him on the cheek. Family relationships are tricky.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||August 22, 2021 3:49 PM|
Has there ever been a life peerage in the royal family though? r409. I mean there are some with reasons, like Duke of Monmouth! Actually maybe they should have revived that one for Harry.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||August 22, 2021 3:50 PM|
It might be tricky granting the Duke of Edinburgh title on Edward. At this point they would have to make it inherited but could not give male preference since the Crown now goes to the first born, not the first son. So that dukedom would have to go to the daughter Louise as the creation would be in the present, regardless of the Letters Patent of the creation for Philip. I don’t know if the RF likes fiddling with tradition (though it happened over a hundred years ago with the Dukedom of Fife).
|by Anonymous||reply 412||August 22, 2021 4:01 PM|
R411, I’m not aware of any life peerages within the BRF in recent memory, but it would not be a difficult precedent to create. The Sovereign is the fount of honour, and can do more or less what they want in this arena (as long as they play nicey-nice with the government of the day and create political peerages when requested). Life peerages have existed in some form or other since at least the 14th century, so the precedent, if established, would have deep roots.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||August 22, 2021 4:04 PM|
R412, when Charles becomes king, the Edinburgh dukedom will merge with the Crown, so it will have to be recreated for Edward anyway. Edinburgh has only had five dukes, in three creations, so it’s not like there is a weight of tradition behind it specifically. Post Edward, I think an argument could be made to join it to the title of the Prince of Wales.
It will be interesting to see how it works out.
|by Anonymous||reply 414||August 22, 2021 4:10 PM|
r412, No,the order of succession to the throne was changed. Titles still go down the male line. Don't expect that to change any time soon. Aristocracy is expected to die a natural death this way without any tiresome political change.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||August 22, 2021 4:11 PM|
Charles has probably already negotiated this with his brother. He knows he needs the Wessexes now that Harry has permanently moved to California. If he wants to keep Edinburgh, he could upgrade Wessex to a dukedom. Edward will deserve a dukedom of some sort for his long service to the Crown.
|by Anonymous||reply 416||August 22, 2021 4:25 PM|
I thought the Percy girls were going to launch a lawsuit of sorts to allow aristo women to inherit.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||August 22, 2021 10:48 PM|
R417 - but could they possibly be successful? It would cause complete havoc with the title system. And would the people who WOULD have been the next peer be the next to sue, if it did happen?
|by Anonymous||reply 418||August 22, 2021 10:58 PM|
No wonder Lady Kitty Spencer chose a 60 year old not only older, but SUBSTANTIALLY wealthier than dear old dad who dallied too many times. Denying Kitty the tiara and boycotting the wedding seems like Diana-level ghosting -- except it's his own daughter and he caused her mother, a fragile Victoria, much anguish with his many brazen, extracurriculars. Like brother, like sister.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||August 23, 2021 3:40 AM|
River's video - a surprise at the end!
|by Anonymous||reply 420||August 23, 2021 12:11 PM|
Please r420, just start a river whatsit fandom thread. Post your own opinions but stop with the endless promoting of this bloke. he has no more inside knowledge than my dead cat.
|by Anonymous||reply 421||August 23, 2021 12:20 PM|
Charles Spencer has always been a selfish, controlling dick, and he's done his best to make bank off of his sister's corpse over the years. He's also declared quite publically that Louis, his heir, will get almost all of the money so that the family estate will be properly looked after. Kitty decided to feather her own nest by marrying a rich old man who will take care of her the way Daddy never did, and now she's out of her father's control forever. Of course Charles is pissed, but good for Kitty.
|by Anonymous||reply 422||August 23, 2021 1:07 PM|
The Changing Of The Guard ceremony has returned to Buckingham Palace for the first time since March 2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||August 23, 2021 5:13 PM|
R422 That’s just the way that primogeniture (look it up) works - the title and bulk of the estate goes to the eldest son and heir. Any younger sons and any daughters get a nominal amount, if anything, and have to fend for themselves.
Which is why you’ll find aristocratic families like the Spencers reproducing so that they finally produce a boy after a series of girls - otherwise the bulk of the estate goes to some cousin.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||August 23, 2021 8:18 PM|
Your own definition of primogeniture, R424, incorrectly confuses the general term "primogeniture" with one expression of it. There is a large difference between absolute primogeniture (the oldest child) and male-preferred and/or agnatic primogeniture. The choice in this case of the eldest son (and future title holder) to be the primary heir was Charles Spencer's choice, not the rule of the land. And not all families do it this way, as with such parvenus as the family of the House of Windsor who moved to absolute primogeniture in 2015.
Of course strict male primogeniture has not existed in England since Stephen and Matilda fought it out. Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, after all, were the first and second in the line when Elizabeth took the title. We do have Elizabeth II, as well.
By all means, look it up, R422.
|by Anonymous||reply 425||August 23, 2021 8:42 PM|
Met gala invites out....gues who isnt on it.....
|by Anonymous||reply 426||August 23, 2021 9:58 PM|
I don't think HM has ever been invited to the Met gala.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||August 24, 2021 12:59 AM|
I know what primogeniture is, R424. My point is that due to primogeniture, Kitty was left to make her fortune as best she could, and she did it in the time-honored tradition of marrying rich. That the groom's age and, potentially, religion did not appeal to Dear Papa shouldn't have mattered one whit to Kitty, as she was fucked over by a system that ensures the oldest boy gets everything and everybody else gets almost nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||August 24, 2021 1:29 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 429||August 24, 2021 1:42 AM|
Yup, the earlier generation of Spencer girls - Sarah, Jane and Diana benefitted from an inheritance from the Roche/Fermoy side of the family but the current Spencer generation is out of luck. Even the second son is going to have to scramble for funds.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||August 24, 2021 2:33 AM|
Kitty's marrying so greatly will throw her sisters in the way of other rich men.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||August 24, 2021 2:42 AM|
R431, they're Diana's nieces, they don't need any other selling points.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||August 24, 2021 8:03 AM|
Charles, like his father, had 3 daughters and then the necessary son. Unlike his father, he then went on to have another son and two more daughters. With a family of 7 children, a man would have to be much wealthier than Charles Spencer to leave each child a large fortune.
At least the current Spencer girls got good educations at the University of Cape Town. Diana and her sisters were sent to mediocre boarding schools and packed off to London to find husbands in their late teens. Charles Spencer, OTOH, was sent to Eton and Oxford. It wasn't about brains, either: Diana may have been 'thick as a plank,' but Sarah Spencer had 7 O-levels and probably could have done very well at Oxford, too, especially if she'd first been at one of the top girls' schools, like Benenden or Wycombe Abbey.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||August 24, 2021 12:22 PM|
Amelia Spencer got engaged in 2020. Interestingly, she said in an interview that her father had offered her Althorp for the wedding. Kitty may have rushed her own wedding so that she wasn't humiliated by having a younger sister get married first. It sounds prehistoric, but the upper classes still think that way. When Princess Eugenie married Brooksbank, I said to myself, "Bea will be engaged within the year"--and she was.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||August 24, 2021 12:27 PM|
Lady Colin's latest video.
|by Anonymous||reply 435||August 24, 2021 4:28 PM|
Amelia didn't need to rush as her fiance is around her age. They just recently moved to Lobdon as part of the new S. African diaspora.
|by Anonymous||reply 436||August 25, 2021 2:48 AM|
That just leaves Eliza "on the shelf," so to speak, as the other Spencer girls are still little girls. Again, I know I sound Victorian, but she is getting on up there to be a single upper-class British woman, They usually like to have the marriage and kids thing nailed down by 30.
|by Anonymous||reply 437||August 25, 2021 2:50 AM|
I was going to "Oh, dear!" myself, but Lobdon sounds OK enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||August 25, 2021 2:55 AM|
Eliza has been dating Channing Millerd for many years now. He is a "marketing executive". Doesn't sound so posh - they may need a grace-and-favor castle to live in.
|by Anonymous||reply 439||August 25, 2021 3:06 AM|
I love Lobdon in the fall.
|by Anonymous||reply 440||August 25, 2021 3:07 AM|
One of the Spencer girls should have gone after Hugh Grosvenor, the fabulously rich Duke of Westminster. He's only 30, inheriting the title at an incredibly young age due to his father's early death (Sarah Spencer once dated George Grosvenor, and the break-up sent her into a wicked bout of anorexia.)
Louis Spencer is currently living in London playing at being an actor, but he'll be expected to find a suitable, moneyed girl soon enough and produce the next future Earl Spencer. His wedding will definitely be at Althorp.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||August 25, 2021 3:21 AM|
Louis should go for Viola Grosvenor, Hugh's younger sister. All of the Grosvenor girls got huge trust funds from their father's estate.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||August 25, 2021 3:38 AM|
The Queen and her tiaras. It's still the Fringe Tiaras for me! How nice to have TWO FRINGES!
|by Anonymous||reply 443||August 25, 2021 12:14 PM|
Lady Colin Campbell's latest video.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||August 26, 2021 3:59 PM|
River's latest video.
|by Anonymous||reply 445||August 26, 2021 6:31 PM|
George William Ziadie, formerly of Lebanon, AKA "Lady" Campbell's latest video.
|by Anonymous||reply 446||August 26, 2021 6:32 PM|
Violet Grosvenor married recently.
|by Anonymous||reply 447||August 26, 2021 7:21 PM|
Is Lord Porchester back in favor?
He had a thing for her in the 50s, and I'm sure the torch is still burning.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||August 26, 2021 7:26 PM|
Sadly, R448, Porchie passed away a few years ago, and his son and heir is married and off the market.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||August 26, 2021 7:47 PM|
She's 95. Torches aren't even smouldering.
|by Anonymous||reply 450||August 26, 2021 8:01 PM|
Porchester's been dead for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 451||August 26, 2021 8:04 PM|
It's International Dog Day and the Royals definitely are Dog People (except Princess Michael of Kent who prefers cats).
|by Anonymous||reply 452||August 26, 2021 8:13 PM|
That never stopped the royals before.
"As long as it's private and you don't frighten the horses."
|by Anonymous||reply 453||August 26, 2021 8:46 PM|
Porchie is dead but his house is now a major TV star.
|by Anonymous||reply 454||August 26, 2021 10:19 PM|
Ha! Princess Anne would have British bulldogs, R452. Very compatible.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||August 27, 2021 4:05 AM|
A few years ago, an ex-boyfriend of Princess Michael's daughter, Lady Ella, claimed in an interview that the Princess owned a pair of black sheep at her Gloucestershire estate named Venus and Serena. Kensington Palace always gave a firm No Comment on the story. But I'm not making it up; it's easily googled.
|by Anonymous||reply 456||August 27, 2021 4:32 AM|
Lord Porchester died on September 11th, 2001.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||August 27, 2021 5:57 AM|
Some DL threads are like the slow burn of a cosy fire. This one is like fucking gonorrhea Every time I check...lol. Pls 600...put me out of my misery.
|by Anonymous||reply 458||August 27, 2021 9:30 AM|
I'm tired of the Queen's Balmoral vacation. The Harkles have been quiet, too. Not nearly enough BRF on DL in the past week or two!
|by Anonymous||reply 459||August 27, 2021 10:52 PM|
r459 Perhaps the Queen allegedly lawyering up has made them see the merit of being more silent?
|by Anonymous||reply 460||August 28, 2021 2:22 AM|
The bullying report is approaching as is the Mail's appeal. They are flailing.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||August 28, 2021 1:17 PM|
I've loved the quietude from the Sussexes. I wish they would go about their lives and continue their current program of radio silence.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||August 28, 2021 1:44 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 463||August 29, 2021 1:27 PM|
Regarding the article above at R463, it will be interesting to see where the Cambridges end up living if they do, in fact, relocated to Windsor. I'm sure it won't be any old Frogmore Cottage!
I don't know what sort of accommodation is available at Windsor Castle, but I suppose they could end up living there in a grand apartment (if there is such a thing there). However, I would imagine they would like their own house. The Fort Belvedere mentioned in the article above is too grim to contemplate. I'm trying to think of what other grand houses are around there apart from Bagshot Park and Royal Lodge.
Rumour has it that the Sussexes originally were hoping to live at Windsor Castle (can you imagine??). Wouldn't it be delicious if the Cambridges did land there in the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||August 29, 2021 1:38 PM|
Why not have the Cambridges living in Windsor Castle? William is a future king and so is young George. It would be appropriate.
|by Anonymous||reply 465||August 29, 2021 2:29 PM|
George will NEVER be king!
|by Anonymous||reply 466||August 29, 2021 2:45 PM|
Rumor has it that Wills has his eyes set on the Lodge and once pops becomes King, he can boot the loser prince and his ghastly companion out of there and let Wills take it over.
|by Anonymous||reply 467||August 29, 2021 3:56 PM|
I'd love to see Wills assert himself, but he really is close to Beatrice and Eugenie, and I doubt he'd do anything to cause injury to them. They already have enough burdens with Andrew & Fergie.
|by Anonymous||reply 468||August 29, 2021 4:07 PM|
Wills and Kate live at Kensington ight now. They have Anmer Hall which is on the Sandringham Estate. I think Charles is at Clarence House and has Highgrove. What's the utility of William giving up his housing when he is already pretty well situated. Why do that to his kids? Because you know the Queen is not going to be around much longer. She will be gone within the next 5 years. More likely two years. If it's about entertaining and matters of state or about consolidation, I say stay put. The only other place William would go is Clarence House or St. James once Charles is king. Now, all those ancients and freeloaders who live in "grace and favor" apartments or "cottages" are the ones to be booted out. I think Andrew will make his mother sign in blood to insure he keeps a roof over his head and stays put.
|by Anonymous||reply 469||August 29, 2021 4:16 PM|
^ Distance. Norfolk is far enough away you waste a fair amount of time getting there unless helicopter, and you know how that would play in the Mail.
Fort Belvedere might be easily available. It was leased to the Westons (the Irish-Canadian billionaires), last I read, and he died this past spring. She'll be well over 80. She wouldn't want or need to rattling around that place only from time to time. Their main homes are Toronto and Florida.
Agreed, though, Fort Belvedere isn't the cheeriest place from the outside. But, it's got a pool and it's quite private and wouldn't involve the hurt feelings and decade of revenge leaks flowing from booting Andrew. Plus, he's got a lease and a lease is a lease even if his mother is or isn't the font of law too.
Some photos of FB down the page at link... it's not as awful in colour. Louis will probably like the cannons and castellations.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||August 29, 2021 4:28 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 471||August 29, 2021 4:30 PM|
I don't think Charles will ever leave Clarence House while he's living. It's much more comfortable than Buckingham Palace. A young Queen Elizabeth was talked into leaving comfortable CH, which Philip had just had renovated, due to pressure from the Grey Men, to move into huge, gloomy BP, but Charles will be nearly 80 by the time he's king, and nobody is going to tell him where to live.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||August 29, 2021 4:43 PM|
If they move to Windsor, I'll be convinced that HM is dying and they want a little more time with her before the inevitable end.
|by Anonymous||reply 473||August 29, 2021 4:44 PM|
I think they are looking for a place in the country for weekends that are closer than Norfolk. Windsor Castle seems like an odd choice because it’s really more like a suburb of London. But if Eton is planned for George, a country bolt hole nearby to him and the Queen makes sense. Interesting that this news is leaking all over.
|by Anonymous||reply 474||August 29, 2021 5:42 PM|
[quote]If they move to Windsor, I'll be convinced that HM is dying
NEWSFLASH: She IS dying. She's 95.
I know Americans are weird about old age, but this is the reality.
|by Anonymous||reply 475||August 29, 2021 6:25 PM|
[quote]Windsor Castle seems like an odd choice because it’s really more like a suburb of London
I don't think if you have full access to WINDSOR GREAT PARK you'll feel too short on green and open spaces. Seems to suit the Queen fine as her country residence.
|by Anonymous||reply 476||August 29, 2021 6:29 PM|
What would be more lovely for them all Will Kate & kids to have have max time w. HM. As a kid I loved time w. elderly relatives who would read to you, tell you great stories about family. Imagine HM telling them about their family..hell, William the conqueror, RichardIII, HenryVIII & wives, Charles I off with his head, et. al, complete w. paintings of said relatives. Damn how fun would that be. Plus her love of animals. Sign me up, what a great granny to have. I'd be sneaking over to sleep over every night if I lived close. Always loved how my gran smelt like lavender & mint. Plus she always let you eat the candy out of the candy dish..its wasn't just for show!!
|by Anonymous||reply 477||August 30, 2021 1:48 AM|
R477, my granny smelled like piss and mothballs...but I feel you...
|by Anonymous||reply 478||August 30, 2021 2:53 AM|
Windsor isn't at all far away from London. It's right next door. It's not like the Cambridge kids are a 3 hour drive away. They can pop in to see Great Gran at Windsor Castle for lunch or a playdate any damn day. They do not need to move to Windsor solely to spend more time with her.
I think the story has legs simply because the kids are getting older/busier with school, friends, activities and Anmer Hall is a long commute at this stage. Also the parents Cambridge are getting busier with their jobs and the schlep back and forth to Norfolk is probably not all that appealing any more. Windsor makes sense because they can still have "the country life" but much closer to London. Also it gets them that much closer to Kate's family in Bucklebury, they can pop in to see that Granny a lot easier too.
|by Anonymous||reply 479||August 30, 2021 10:12 AM|
Telegraph speculates this morning it might be Frogmore House. Big place. Private. Seldom seen. Nice mud in your eye to take Meagain's wedding venue and call it home. But the Palace dismisses the entire topic as speculation. I sometimes wonder if UK media prints total rubbish just to rile Mediorcrecito and see what happens.
BTW, has anyone heard their latest podcast?
|by Anonymous||reply 480||August 30, 2021 11:44 AM|
The Cambridges live at Kensington Palace now. Their bolt hole, getaway is Anmer Hall. Windsor has no purpose for them. And The Queen and Charles approved Eugenie and he husband taking Frogmore Cottage When Harry proposed it as an option for them. So when Harry comes to town with his family they will stay at Frogmore as well. This story is just bullshit speculation designed to create even more drama surrounding Andrew. None of the other members of the RF want to be around him.
|by Anonymous||reply 481||August 30, 2021 12:13 PM|
The Cambridges could have Frogmore House proper. I know it's usually used for public functions at present, but it could always be renovated.
|by Anonymous||reply 482||August 30, 2021 1:04 PM|
They won't kick Andrew out. Too messy. I know it serves a kind of retributive impulse but unless he gets convicted of something legally pretty sure as painful as it is they have resigned themselves to the notion better to have him on the inside, pissing out. Imagine him, that dreadful flesh peddler and the ugly step-sisters cut loose.
|by Anonymous||reply 483||August 30, 2021 1:10 PM|
[quote]What's the utility of William giving up his housing when he is already pretty well situated. Why do that to his kids?
George is preparing to attend Eton down the road, and I wish to study Her Majesty's statecraft, of course.
Nobody really minds what the smiley one wants.
|by Anonymous||reply 484||August 30, 2021 2:45 PM|
Frogmore House? Please. Charles isn't going to add another residence for the family. He wants the shrinkage to accelerate. William will be able to collect Clarence House in a few years and assume the rest of the benefits that come from being Prince of Wales/heir apparent.
Charles does not appear to have the health stores of his parents, but who can tell how long he'll live? Charles also is more likely to step down, provided he has held the crown long enough to seem less of a too-little-too-late replacement for Elizabeth the Seemingly Immortal.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||August 30, 2021 4:10 PM|
A couple of months ago I read that the Cambridges were looking for a house in Berkshire to be closer to Ludgrove School where William an Harry attended and where George and Louis are expected to matriculate. Nothing about Windsor was mentioned.
|by Anonymous||reply 486||August 30, 2021 5:40 PM|
Windsor's in Berkshire. Security will be easier at Windsor.
|by Anonymous||reply 487||August 30, 2021 5:42 PM|
There is no geographical reason for any change of home. They have 2 homes in the SE of England. If there is a move it would be for security otherwise it doesn't make sense. Norfolk to London is hardly a giant trek anyway. If they do this they will have to produce good reasons.At the moment I am thinking it's just press blatherings as the royals are all off for August so they need to make some shit up.
|by Anonymous||reply 488||August 30, 2021 5:54 PM|
It's 90 miles. On English roads that's 2 and a half hours each way. They can't helicopter every weekend, that would look worse.
What two homes? Anmer and ?
|by Anonymous||reply 489||August 30, 2021 5:58 PM|
r489, oo that big giant thing called Kensington Palace.
|by Anonymous||reply 490||August 30, 2021 6:02 PM|
r489, and who the fuck says they should go off to Norfolk by heli every week? I thought they used it in school holidays like other people getaway. If they were doing that you would know.
|by Anonymous||reply 491||August 30, 2021 6:15 PM|
I didn't realize you were so well acquainted with their travel plans. I had assumed you have a country come, pretty frequently, you go to the country. Call me crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||August 30, 2021 6:18 PM|
Charles is only leaving Clarence House feet first. That is his London home and Highgrove is his country home. He will maintain both as such until he croaks. Wills and Kate won't be getting Clarence House any time soon.
Kate would love to be in Berkshire (Windsor or other location in the county) to be closer to her parents and potential schools for the kids. They'll probably keep Anmer for holidays.
|by Anonymous||reply 493||August 30, 2021 6:37 PM|
One of the most annoying things is people who post as if they definitely, absolutely, just-got-off-the-phone with him know what the hell any of them will do. We're all half guessing and the other half full of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 494||August 30, 2021 6:42 PM|
R494, I forgot to mention I'm only guessing. I didn't just get off the phone with him. But he hinted toward it all last week when we spoke. ;)
|by Anonymous||reply 495||August 30, 2021 6:43 PM|
I am NOT OK with Ms Middleton grifting her way into another beautiful and historic home (far more suitable than the horrid little shack those inhuman Klan members forced The Ginger Whinger and I into), and it is possible that I may be reluctantly persuaded to break my vow of silence to make this fact known.
|by Anonymous||reply 496||August 30, 2021 8:14 PM|
^ I think the whole house thing is just a trick to provoke her into doing something. They've been so quiet since the Queen lawyered up.
|by Anonymous||reply 497||August 30, 2021 8:16 PM|
Imagine the A+++, First class shit that stupid Markle bimbo could have had, if she had just STFU & played the game...Can't figure it out. You know she was having to play the whore to get ahead in the Entertainment world. OK she never made it in Hollywood, but she had to suck some dick(perhaps not completely literally)to get that suitcase, show your fake tits gig & the Suits job. Sure it was only Canada, & she was being wrritten out of the show, but she still had to play the game to get the little crumbs she did. So, she knew on some minor level how to play nice.
Yet, here she was in position to not to have to do the hard hustle w. an aging ass, & opps. melting before her eyes. All she had to do was to smile, play nice, snip a few ribbons, accept some bouquets from some kids & there was a huge pot of gold & never having to be scrambling again. Boggles my mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 498||August 30, 2021 8:25 PM|
Windsor is also a bit closer to Wales. Prior to COVID, the Cambridges did a few days worth of engagements in Wales. It was theorized at that time that they would step up the frequency of these visits in order to build up support for the pair in preparation for when William eventually becomes POW. The Welsh do not have the highest opinion of the royal family (but like the Cambridges enough if I remember their polling correctly). Having a home at Windsor makes this a bit easier, travel wise.
Actually, I wonder if they don't eventually intend to install them in Windsor Castle (at least, for weekends or summer, etc.) once granny croaks? Charles has Highgrove for the weekends, so he probably has no intention of staying in Windsor. That would only help to increase William's image as a future king and it would mean that Windsor would maintain a royal presence and not sit empty. Anyone from the UK who can speak to whether or not that is a feasible idea? Would the public balk at a POW ensconced at Windsor (as opposed to the monarch)?
|by Anonymous||reply 499||August 30, 2021 8:45 PM|
Charles has an interest in being king. He has the most staff of any member of the royal family. He is spoiled, pampered and demanding. He'll be a Windsor in a heartbeat.
|by Anonymous||reply 500||August 30, 2021 8:53 PM|
R499, I doubt there would be any great fuss nowadays if William resided at Windsor instead of Charles. I’d be shocked if Charles gave Windsor up to him entirely though. The Monarch has lived there for 1000 years, and Windsor and Buckingham Palace play a big part in our national life. It just sounds right to hear that The Queen/King is addressing the nation from Windsor (as she did during covid) or That crowds have gathered in front of Buckingham Palace to cheer from the Mall as royal newlyweds appear on the balcony. It’s impossible go me to imagine the news saying that King Charles welcomed the US president to Highgrove on a state visit.
However, Charles is going to be an old king, and I’d be surprised if he is as active in his eighties as his mother has been. I wouldn’t be shocked if William and Kate have a home at Windsor too. One of the great advantages of Windsor for working royals is that it. Is pretty close to central London, but feels like the country homes they prefer. Crucially, it is also close to both motorway links throughout the country, and to Heathrow airport. William is likely to be doing a lot of travelling when his father is king, so living at Windsor rather than Norfolk would cut hours off of those journeys. And I suspect William wants to be a father like Michael Middleton rather than Charles, so he will want to be close to Eton too,
I suspect that Charles will take possession of Buckingham Palace and Windsor, as those locations are a big symbol of his legitimacy, which will be important as he tries to make Camilla Queen. In practice though, I’d bet that he will extend the public opening of Buckingham Palace for a longer period throughout the year, which will make him seem like a moderniser and give both he and William an excuse to spend more time at their more pleasant London homes.
Of course, a lot of what happens will depend on what party is in government. A Labour government would be fairly happy to announce that Buckingham Palace was now a museum (albeit used for specific royal events) and that the gardens were to become a park. A Conservative government would be more wary of such a change.
|by Anonymous||reply 501||August 30, 2021 10:22 PM|
Wonder how long Charles will reign. He's looking old and puffy. His father, at the same age, looked much younger and fitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 502||August 31, 2021 10:18 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 503||August 31, 2021 1:02 PM|
And a DL icon, by the look of that.
|by Anonymous||reply 504||August 31, 2021 1:18 PM|
I think what may happen, and only if the Queen cooperates by dying in the next 2-3 years, is that Charles will reign for 10-15 years. I doubt he will even make it past 90. And William will be in his mid 50's and ready to take over with attractive grown children to capture our imagination as he and Harry did. But the idea of William residing at Clarence House when his father is King is gross. Anyone who has seen photos of the inside of Clarence House knows it is a shithole badly in need of upgrades, repairs and renovations. I don't think Katherine would want to set foot in Clarence House. Have no idea what St. James Palace looks like inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 505||August 31, 2021 2:31 PM|
My guess is they stay put at KP. It's the family home, the children are growing up there, it's massive, it's renovated for them, it's got a slightly better garden and slightly more quiet than Clarence House. I do buy the idea of bailing on Anmer for something in the country but closer to Windsor. There's no precedent or rules about who lives where. It's just Clarence House was often convenient in the moment. Easy switch when George VI died. Place for Charles when the QM died. I am sure I recall reading that Charles was moaning about Marlborough House having gone to the Commonwealth for offices, something like 'once you give it away you can't get it back.' He may want a slimmed down monarchy but if you get to stay it will be as regal as ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 506||August 31, 2021 2:43 PM|
Well, they have Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Kensington Palace and St. James Palace all within walking distance of one another. I believe that once E2 is gone, Buckingham Palace will become a museum and part of it will be open to the public year round. The rest will be offices. It will cease to be a residence of the Monarch. They will use it for state occasions and dinners and special events. I don't think Charles will actually live there.
Now where Charles will live when in London, as King is another story. Is St. James suitable? He won't stay at Clarence House.
I agree with R506, William and Katherine have a 20 room renovated apartment, and will very likely stay there even if he becomes PoW.
|by Anonymous||reply 507||August 31, 2021 2:51 PM|
R505 - you really think that Charles moved into Clarence House (his late Granny's pad) without extensive renovations? It's much improved since the Queen Mum lived there.
|by Anonymous||reply 508||August 31, 2021 3:02 PM|
I saw a recent article on the inside of CH and it looked beautiful, in that overdone traditional fashion that Charles likes.
|by Anonymous||reply 509||August 31, 2021 3:30 PM|
I took the tour and have toured BP as well. Unlike BP, which are classic state rooms - big, grand and functional if not welcoming or comfortable, CH is Classic English country house style. You only see about three rooms or so in which they entertain or host and a couple corridors, as I recall. It is not palatial but it still felt more like a museum than a home to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 510||August 31, 2021 3:41 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 511||August 31, 2021 4:05 PM|
Who lives in St. James' Palace now? And where are Edward and Sophie?
|by Anonymous||reply 512||August 31, 2021 7:10 PM|
St. James' Palace has a number of apartments... probably a lot of Grace and Favour staff occupants. I think Princess Anne has an apartment there, but then you will read she has one at BP. I think E & S have an apartment at BP. There are state rooms at SJP which are often used for functions. Clarence House adjoins SJP. I would guess there's doors directly from one to the other. They certainly seem to share walls.
|by Anonymous||reply 513||August 31, 2021 7:14 PM|
Ah... yes... shared wall.
|by Anonymous||reply 514||August 31, 2021 7:14 PM|
R513 - Beatrice & Edo also live at St James Palace.
|by Anonymous||reply 515||August 31, 2021 7:23 PM|
Yes, there was just an article in the DM about Beatrice at St James Palace. She was giving a talk on Zoom and you could see the room, but it was pretty Wayfair looking to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 516||August 31, 2021 7:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 517||August 31, 2021 7:33 PM|
I think Clarence House only had a surface update when Charles took over. It’s still mostly in the Queen Mother’s style, as Charles couldn’t bear to change much of his granny’s home.
|by Anonymous||reply 518||August 31, 2021 11:35 PM|
Just Google "inside Clarence House and you will see that R518 is correct. I almost had an asthma attack just looking at the pictures. No way would Katherine and Wills want it unless they insisted on massive upgrades.
|by Anonymous||reply 519||September 1, 2021 2:03 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 520||September 1, 2021 1:06 PM|
Considering the millions that were spent on the KP reno, Wills and Kate need to stay where they are. Terrible optics if they take on Clarence House, which will require another expensive reno, unless they are willing to pay for it themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 521||September 1, 2021 1:21 PM|
Yes, Kate and Wills need to tighten the belt, given that 10s of thousands of Afghanis resettling in the UK will need houses, money and schooling (English as a second language, etc). Many of the refugees will be illiterate and in need of life-long support. This is a huge expenditure for the British taxpayers and they don't need the added stress of paying for these two's home redo.
|by Anonymous||reply 522||September 1, 2021 3:33 PM|
Whether the Cambridges move into Clarence House or not, it is due for an overhaul in any case.
|by Anonymous||reply 523||September 1, 2021 8:16 PM|
It's been done.
|by Anonymous||reply 524||September 1, 2021 8:58 PM|
What he did was largely cosmetic. It's old as shit and the physical plant requires so many upgrades it would be impossible to live there while the work is being done.
|by Anonymous||reply 525||September 2, 2021 3:26 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 526||September 2, 2021 5:55 PM|
Did she have to dance some of the epic Polkas to get the cash? The"She's Too Fat" Polka. Or the other all time fav. "The Beer Barrel Polka.
|by Anonymous||reply 527||September 2, 2021 6:53 PM|
By what definition, R525, is asbestos removal, updating the plumbing and rewiring considered largely cosmetic?
|by Anonymous||reply 528||September 2, 2021 7:47 PM|
R525, Clarence House was built in the 1820s. It really isn’t that old compared to most other royal homes, or even most grand homes in that part of London.
|by Anonymous||reply 529||September 2, 2021 7:55 PM|
Is it weird for William to live in the same place he grew up with his mom? I realize it's renoed, but I think it would be weird to live in your childhood home as a grown man with your own family.
|by Anonymous||reply 530||September 2, 2021 9:27 PM|
Did William live anywhere else in London between high school graduation and marrying Catherine? Did he have his own flat?
|by Anonymous||reply 531||September 2, 2021 9:29 PM|
William and Kate have a different apartment than the one William grew up in. Same palace, different part of the palace. The Cambridges have Princess Margaret's old apartments.
|by Anonymous||reply 532||September 2, 2021 9:36 PM|
R531 - I believe Will and Harry had flats at St James Palace for a time.
|by Anonymous||reply 533||September 3, 2021 12:29 PM|
Will has been busy saving Afghans while on holiday. A noble endeavor but I don't know if a Prince should be getting involved in this political minefield.
|by Anonymous||reply 534||September 3, 2021 12:33 PM|
Hey, his country was involved. It wasn't just Americans it was our allies helping with the evacuations. I'm glad he did. I'll bet Harry played a role too. And before you try to crush me with negative comments, just remember, Harry was deployed there and he probably had a better idea of what was happening than most of us. I'd love to think the two brothers worked together, but that isn't something the public wants to hear, because everyone prefers red meat scandals.
|by Anonymous||reply 535||September 3, 2021 12:46 PM|
[quote]I'll bet Harry played a role too.
He probably sent two Tweets.
I say two because you always have to factor in the spelling mistakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 536||September 3, 2021 1:05 PM|
Pretty fantasy, R535, but I suspect low odds. Hard to want to work with someone who's called the family racist and is planning a tell all.
|by Anonymous||reply 537||September 3, 2021 1:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 538||September 3, 2021 1:12 PM|
Oh yes, Harry knows so much about Afghanistan, where he was a real-life soldier hero who fought the baddies. Privy to all the classified intel. I’m sure we’ve seen the photos of Harry and the generals plotting their strategies with maps, and photos of him rescuing widows and babies with his big thick gun.
|by Anonymous||reply 539||September 3, 2021 1:15 PM|
I'd love it if the brothers reconciled. It's very sad that they're so clearly estranged.
|by Anonymous||reply 540||September 3, 2021 3:26 PM|
The Queen will be truly beaming - her horse won a race at Ascot.
|by Anonymous||reply 541||September 3, 2021 4:41 PM|
The Queen will be wetting her panties today - another horse won!
|by Anonymous||reply 542||September 3, 2021 4:44 PM|
Eugenie and Jack were out last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 543||September 4, 2021 12:37 PM|
Huge really is a perma-fatty now. There is no way she will ever lose that weight.
Didn't tequila boy quickly get an office job after that yacht fiasco?
|by Anonymous||reply 544||September 4, 2021 2:20 PM|
r469 The Queen could live to 105.
She appears healthier and less frail than her mother did at 95 and she lived to nearly 102!
|by Anonymous||reply 545||September 4, 2021 2:23 PM|
Another horse bred by the Queen has won a race. It's her 29th win.
|by Anonymous||reply 546||September 4, 2021 4:26 PM|
R41, she continues to get regular exercise and has done so all her life. She has had excellent health care from birth. She has also had only the best foods and she doesn't over indulge. Her work has kept her mind active so she has good cognitive function. And, she has wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren to enjoy, so, in addition to her work, she has a lot to sustain her desire to keep living. Plus her dogs and horses to give her joy and keep her active.
|by Anonymous||reply 547||September 4, 2021 4:36 PM|
R273, Philip was Greek-
|by Anonymous||reply 548||September 4, 2021 6:31 PM|
Well, he wasn't really "Greek Greek".
|by Anonymous||reply 549||September 4, 2021 10:21 PM|
Phil had a LOT of Royal blood, he was just broke.
|by Anonymous||reply 550||September 4, 2021 11:06 PM|
Philip was mostly Danish and safely within a smattering of less desirable swarthy cousins as the houses went East, and Philip's wasn't a good acquisition, it was the best for Elizabeth's captured heart. He was too poor and, too swarthy. Though, back then it captured his gross manner, not his looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 551||September 5, 2021 1:49 AM|
Philip swarthy? He looked like an Aryan god as a young man, completely blond.
|by Anonymous||reply 552||September 5, 2021 1:54 AM|
Elizabeth and Philip were third cousins via their common descent from Queen Victoria and separately they were second cousins once removed via their common descent from Christian IX of Denmark.
Victoria and Christian married off so many of their royal daughters to other European royal houses that she was known as the grandmother of Europe and he was called the father-in-law of Europe.
|by Anonymous||reply 553||September 5, 2021 2:07 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 554||September 5, 2021 9:10 AM|
R554, that's not really the BRF though.
|by Anonymous||reply 555||September 5, 2021 10:36 AM|
You know, this is bullshit. This is nickel-dime bullshit. The Crown has been selling itself like a moth eaten old whore for centuries going back to the times of William the Conqueror. When the Crown needed assistance the person who came to their aid always extracted some favor. This incident is truly the least of it. And I am no fan of Charles. But the Mail does itself a disservice to call this a scandal. It's kind of laughable and they're only pissed off because the guy is Middle Eastern.
|by Anonymous||reply 556||September 5, 2021 3:09 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 557||September 5, 2021 6:53 PM|
R557, it shows she's busy working even on holiday! Yas, Queen!
|by Anonymous||reply 558||September 5, 2021 8:31 PM|
Breaking new Scobie Doo reporting...Boris heads up to Balmoral to present the queen her abdication papers. The petition to install the rightful Kween Megan was signed by EVERY single person in the UK. Harry will carry her train at the coronation. Kate, William, Charles & Camilla will have to fully prostrate themselves spread eagle on the floor. Kween Megan the Magnanimous, the Merciful will forgive them & not call for the heads to appear on spikes before London bridge. She is the Woke, forgiving goddess the UK has been praying for..
|by Anonymous||reply 559||September 6, 2021 1:33 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 560||September 6, 2021 11:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 561||September 7, 2021 12:21 AM|
Since he says he is not involved and doesn't know a thing about it, the police should be called in
They had Paul Burrell arrested for keeping a few Foreigner and Wham cassettes/CD, they should have the police investigate these crimes that involved millions
|by Anonymous||reply 562||September 7, 2021 12:24 AM|
Charles' bum is finally being roasted!
A Kingship ended before the coronation....
|by Anonymous||reply 563||September 7, 2021 1:54 AM|
Lol. Is that really what that obsequious Burrell took? I thought he loaded up at least 2 carloads of clothes and letters and shit. To save them from the Spencers. Diana's mother was shredding mounds of letters within a day of her death.
|by Anonymous||reply 564||September 7, 2021 5:28 AM|
Lol, Americans not knowing what the fuck they're talking about again.
|by Anonymous||reply 565||September 7, 2021 5:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 566||September 7, 2021 12:54 PM|
[quote]A Kingship ended before the coronation....
You have my full attention, R563.
|by Anonymous||reply 567||September 7, 2021 1:30 PM|
She keeps thinking about how pissed Charles is going to be when she lives another 20 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 568||September 7, 2021 1:36 PM|
I'm just not that exercised about this bullshit. Am I missing some key element? Leaders have been selling favors forever and ever. Centuries ago, Charles forebears did the same. Kings dispense favor to those who "earn it." If we're going to get scandalized about some Royal doings, hanging out with a convicted pedophile who trafficked young girls and sleeping with underaged teenagers coerced into sex, trumps selling a knighthood any day. I said it a few posts ago: The Daily Mail is hyping this because the guy is Middle Eastern, and now all the other media has latched on to it as "undignified." Why would the police investigate? Did this Aide pocket some money without paying taxes? Get fucking real.
|by Anonymous||reply 569||September 7, 2021 1:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 570||September 7, 2021 1:40 PM|
I hate to see Grandpapa going through difficulties at his advanced age. It isn't good for his health. But Great Grandmama will surely see that he is unfit for the Job. Surely she will decide that my own dear Papa is much more suitable. It is time for the Cambridge Ascendancy. (I've suggested to Papa that George would love a motorcycle, and I have encouraged George to ask for one so he can ride really really fast.... all will proceed as planned....
|by Anonymous||reply 571||September 7, 2021 1:41 PM|
William rides a motorcycle. Catherine has probably dissuaded him, or at least tried to, since fatherhood.
|by Anonymous||reply 572||September 7, 2021 2:37 PM|
Yes, I know Papa rides a motor cycle. It is my dearest dream to have George and Papa riding their motorcycles together, very fast right on that road near the driveway where Great Grandpapa (R I P) had his accident....
|by Anonymous||reply 573||September 7, 2021 2:58 PM|
The holidays are over! A new engagement for Will this Thursday.
|by Anonymous||reply 574||September 7, 2021 6:29 PM|
He really looks like Charles in that picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 575||September 7, 2021 7:46 PM|
Members of the Royal Family will take part in a show about Prince Philip.
|by Anonymous||reply 576||September 8, 2021 3:12 PM|
Charles in Glasgow. God, he looks older than his mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 577||September 8, 2021 7:57 PM|
R576 No one cares about that old racist - he is dead and GONE.
|by Anonymous||reply 578||September 8, 2021 9:04 PM|
My God, has there ever been a more infinitely boring thread than this? Vive la République!
|by Anonymous||reply 579||September 9, 2021 2:04 AM|
R 579 Shoo, shoo leave us who bore you so much. Oh and don't let the door hit your fat ass as you leave!
|by Anonymous||reply 580||September 9, 2021 2:34 AM|
She loves ABBA.
|by Anonymous||reply 581||September 9, 2021 7:00 AM|
[quote]My God, has there ever been a more infinitely boring thread than this? Vive la République!
looks like we'll be going into Part II - I'll WW you to let you know when it's up.
|by Anonymous||reply 582||September 9, 2021 8:54 AM|
William met with first responders today. He was in good spirits.
|by Anonymous||reply 583||September 9, 2021 2:23 PM|
Alpha Will looks good in blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 584||September 9, 2021 2:24 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 585||September 9, 2021 2:33 PM|
I do love Anne. I do. But God love her, she does look like Gary Oldman in Dracula. Absolutely.
|by Anonymous||reply 586||September 9, 2021 3:22 PM|
r577 Oh that's just Glasgow it ages everyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 587||September 9, 2021 3:25 PM|
Will in the MM mag of choice. Article speaks of his work on suicide prevention, cue outrage from the megloons.
|by Anonymous||reply 588||September 9, 2021 4:24 PM|
Megan of Monticrapo tearing People magazines by the score, screaming at Balless Harry, why aren't you in People this week?
|by Anonymous||reply 589||September 9, 2021 6:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 590||September 9, 2021 9:26 PM|
Fergie still stands by her marriage vows. Hmmm, isn't this the same woman who committed adultery with a couple of men BEFORE her marriage ended? Didn't she have a boyfriend in Europe for awhile? She has a very strange way of standing by her man.
|by Anonymous||reply 591||September 10, 2021 12:21 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 592||September 10, 2021 1:04 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 593||September 10, 2021 1:12 PM|
Princess Alexandra's granddaughter Flora Ogilvy got married.
|by Anonymous||reply 594||September 10, 2021 1:33 PM|
Flora Ogilvy wore a tiara.
|by Anonymous||reply 595||September 10, 2021 2:05 PM|
[quote]I do love Anne. I do. But God love her, she does look like Gary Oldman in Dracula.
I just watched a doco about her called Princess Anne at 70, in which she revealed she does her own hair. She was scathing of the relevant actress in The Crown who said it took three hours to get it like that: said it takes her 10 minutes. So there are some clues there.
What the doco did reveal, however, was that as we all thought she is the right person to succeed Her Maj. She's Colonel of the Royal Regiments (of which she is the longest surviving member) and even the senior officers couldn't speak too highly of her. I know they're likely to suck up in a doco, but everyone who talked about her said she did her homework fastidiously, didn't suffer fools, was fiendishly loyal and provided support - and where useful publicity - without having to be always the centre of attention herself. Excellent at talking to people at all levels and at negotiation in her Board roles. These are all things you couldn't imagine even a suck-up saying about Charles or Andrew.
Tim Laurence commented, sagely I think, that people always say how much like her father Anne is, but nobody remarks how much of her mother is in her, with the devotion to duty and the conscientiousness and never winging it. And of course the horses. Peter and Zara commented, among other things, that they love getting together with their cousins, though they didn't specify which they enjoyed the most. Poor Peter is the only non-Olympian in his immediate family, so you can't say they're not high achievers.
|by Anonymous||reply 596||September 10, 2021 2:12 PM|
It's amazing how a thread on some old geezer welfare moocher got to the max post amount in such a short period of time. She's not that special. The reverence for her here is absurd.
|by Anonymous||reply 597||September 10, 2021 2:27 PM|
I mean really.....
|by Anonymous||reply 598||September 10, 2021 2:27 PM|
It's so dumb....
|by Anonymous||reply 599||September 10, 2021 2:27 PM|
Ya'll are fucking dumb.
|by Anonymous||reply 600||September 10, 2021 2:28 PM|