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The Queen - the beaming and the never before seen animation since Philip died continues...(so does this thread)...Part II.

Maybe Queen Mary who tried to sabotage Part I will be back to bump this along. Everyone's welcome!

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by Anonymousreply 361October 23, 2021 9:42 PM

link to Part I

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by Anonymousreply 1September 10, 2021 2:59 PM

Andrew is in trouble!

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by Anonymousreply 2September 10, 2021 7:06 PM

Somebody sabotaged part 1? You'd think the Sussex Stans who swarm all the BRF threads would be more positive on this topic, given how much they celebrated Philip's death.

by Anonymousreply 3September 10, 2021 7:13 PM

R3 - Part One was closed at 600 posts as per usual.

Lord Mountbatten's granddaughter India Hicks finally married her side piece of over 25 years and father of her children. They both look pretty rough.

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by Anonymousreply 4September 10, 2021 7:15 PM

And speaking of rough looking...Camilla looks awful. Her skin is lined and spotty and don't get me started about her dried up hair.

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by Anonymousreply 5September 10, 2021 7:18 PM

A first glimpse of the Prince Philip special.

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by Anonymousreply 6September 11, 2021 1:00 PM

The American National Anthem is played at Windsor Castle to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

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by Anonymousreply 7September 11, 2021 1:06 PM

The Queen has sent a message to President Biden on the 9/11 anniversary.

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by Anonymousreply 8September 11, 2021 1:07 PM

Where can the Anne at 70 documentary be found?

by Anonymousreply 9September 11, 2021 4:18 PM

[quote]Where can the Anne at 70 documentary be found?

i'm DYING to see it as well.

by Anonymousreply 10September 11, 2021 10:30 PM

Does Hilary Mantel have a crystal ball or is it just her dearest wish?

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by Anonymousreply 11September 12, 2021 3:14 PM

R9 & R10 - try this YouTube video.

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by Anonymousreply 12September 12, 2021 3:16 PM

Without linking to the Maul... Andrew has hired an LA firm in the Roberts matter:

Prince Andrew's lawyer has argued that the sexual assault case against him should be dismissed because it is 'baseless,' a court heard on Monday.

The Duke of York's attorney Andrew Brettler told the federal court in New York that the lawsuit filed last month was a 'non-viable and potentially unlawful' case.

Brettler, of powerhouse Hollywood law firm Lavely & Singer, said that Andrew had not actually been served papers filed by his accuser Virginia Roberts.

Hiring Brettler brings the formidable resources of Lavely & Singer - founded by powerhouse celebrity attorney Marty Singer - onto Prince Andrew's legal team.

Singer has been dubbed the 'Hollywood lawyer who can make any problem go away.'

Among those who have turned to Singer during times of crisis have been Charlie Sheen and Bill Cosby.

Among the others he has represented include Michael Jackson, Tom Hanks, Naomi Campbell, Demi Moore, Eddie Murphy to name just a few.

by Anonymousreply 13September 13, 2021 9:55 PM

Worse... the Maul claims there are re-wedding bells in future....

Prince Andrew is 'keen to re-marry Fergie' after they 'rekindled' their love during Covid-19 pandemic and she stood by him during Jeffrey Epstein scandal, sources tell Vanity Fair

-- Yikes... Meghan will have some competition for most self serving, vacuous leaks by a fringe member of the royal family that virtually no one can bear.

by Anonymousreply 14September 13, 2021 9:57 PM

[quote]R14: Meghan will have some competition for most self serving, vacuous leaks by a fringe member of the royal family that virtually no one can bear.

Virtually?

Try "absolutely" and nuff off.

by Anonymousreply 15September 13, 2021 10:49 PM

Kate is back to work tomorrow.

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by Anonymousreply 16September 14, 2021 1:06 PM

Kate, George and Charlotte have been spotted buying school supplies.

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by Anonymousreply 17September 14, 2021 4:55 PM

Will was out on the town tonight in a velvet tux.

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by Anonymousreply 18September 14, 2021 6:07 PM

William arriving at the London Eye to film a climate change video.

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by Anonymousreply 19September 15, 2021 12:56 PM

Another one bites the dust.

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by Anonymousreply 20September 15, 2021 1:23 PM

The Royals wish Harry a Happy Birthday! I really don't know why they bother. Keeping up appearances I guess.

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by Anonymousreply 21September 15, 2021 1:27 PM

^ Exactly. Through gritted teeth, whine prevention.

by Anonymousreply 22September 15, 2021 1:28 PM

Kate often brings George and Charlotte to school. The paps are getting a little intrusive lately.

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by Anonymousreply 23September 15, 2021 2:04 PM

Kate's public engagement today. She met those who supported the UK's evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan.

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by Anonymousreply 24September 15, 2021 2:06 PM

[quote]Kate often brings George and Charlotte to school. The paps are getting a little intrusive lately.

Charlotte's growing up!

by Anonymousreply 25September 15, 2021 2:09 PM

The queen had her elder puss blown out by some hot muscle chavs.

by Anonymousreply 26September 15, 2021 2:17 PM

Kate meets with Lt. Derrière.

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by Anonymousreply 27September 15, 2021 10:52 PM

Is that a pap shot or a picture taken by a pedestrian or some tourist, r23?

by Anonymousreply 28September 16, 2021 8:36 AM

Hawt and great find, R27. Got any more?

by Anonymousreply 29September 16, 2021 8:39 AM

The Mayor of Bormes-les-Mimosas has posted this photo of James Middleton & Alizee Thevenet on their wedding day.

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by Anonymousreply 30September 16, 2021 12:27 PM

I never noticed much of a resemblance to Kate until this photo. They look so alike, particularly the smile.

by Anonymousreply 31September 16, 2021 5:26 PM

Prince Philip's will is to remain private. Hmmmm, what are they hiding from the public?

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by Anonymousreply 32September 16, 2021 5:29 PM

A Friday Feel-Good story - The Queen helps a piper's family when his wife had cancer.

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by Anonymousreply 33September 17, 2021 12:22 PM

William has announced the first 15 finalists for the Earthshot Prize.

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by Anonymousreply 34September 17, 2021 12:59 PM

Harry and Meghan aren't Earthshot prizes? Seriously? Those racists!

by Anonymousreply 35September 17, 2021 1:29 PM

Sophie, Countess of Wessex wearing the robes of Dame of the Order of St John in official portrait released by Buckingham Palace after being presented with the first bar to the service medal, marking 15 years with the order.

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by Anonymousreply 36September 17, 2021 1:51 PM

William introduces the world wide finalists of the Earthshot Prize. Now, these people are REAL INFLUENCERS for the good of humanity.

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by Anonymousreply 37September 17, 2021 4:19 PM

I don't know if Naomi "Phone Thrower" Campbell is a good choice but she's been named Global Ambassador for the Queen's Commonwealth Trust.

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by Anonymousreply 38September 17, 2021 4:36 PM

Prince Charles has revealed how he called his father at Windsor the day before he died about planning his 100th birthday and got a vintage Prince Philip response. The Prince of Wales called the Duke of Edinburgh on April 8 and broached the delicate subject of a party, saying: 'We're talking about your birthday.' The response was typically pithy. 'Well, I've got to be alive for it, haven't I?' Philip challenged.

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by Anonymousreply 39September 17, 2021 9:27 PM

[quote] It is a tradition begun by Queen Mary upon the death of her brother Francis in 1910. After Francis left royal jewels to his mistress, Queen Mary petitioned for his will to be sealed from public record to avoid public scandal. Since Francis’ death, only one member of the royal family has had their will left as public- Princess Diana upon her untimely death in 1997.

r32 Probably a lot. But royal wills being sealed is pretty normal. If Phil had any secret kids around he'd have made arrangements for them long before.

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by Anonymousreply 40September 17, 2021 9:37 PM

Another winning horse for the Queen.

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by Anonymousreply 41September 18, 2021 4:26 PM

Some wedding tiaras through the years. Poor Sophie. She really got shafted. Didn't the Queen give her any other tiaras to choose from?

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by Anonymousreply 42September 19, 2021 2:25 PM

I wonder how much $$$ Kate's brother received for the exclusive photos of his recent wedding?

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by Anonymousreply 43September 19, 2021 4:25 PM

I thought Peter Phillips got 500,000 L back in the day. I'd reckon comparable?

by Anonymousreply 44September 19, 2021 4:34 PM

Charles, Camilla, Will and Kate will be attending the world premiere of the new James Bond film "No Time To Die" on Sept 28 at Royal Albert Hall.

by Anonymousreply 45September 20, 2021 12:25 PM

Hello photos of James Middleton's wedding. A donation has been made to a pet charity.

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by Anonymousreply 46September 20, 2021 12:51 PM

Beatrice has had a gurl

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by Anonymousreply 47September 20, 2021 12:53 PM

Two engagements are set for Kate today.

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by Anonymousreply 48September 21, 2021 1:16 PM

R48 - first photos of Kate biking and climbing with Air Cadets. What an outdoorsy woman she is!

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by Anonymousreply 49September 21, 2021 2:06 PM

Another excuse for her to put on her beloved skinny jeans.

by Anonymousreply 50September 21, 2021 2:25 PM

the Queen, R50?

by Anonymousreply 51September 21, 2021 2:37 PM

Wouldn't it be nice for Beatrice if she gave birth to a beautiful baby? Sort of, you know, making up for the toilet seat hat and raccoon eyes. And those teeth.

by Anonymousreply 52September 21, 2021 2:45 PM

Kate took a boat with some of the concentration camp survivors known as the "Windermere Children".

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by Anonymousreply 53September 21, 2021 3:21 PM

That Instagram is an example of perfect PR. Kate is turning away from the camera. She is looking at the survivor. The description NEVER EVEN MENTIONS Kate but focuses instead on the concentration camp survivors. Sunshine Sachs and the Sussexes could learn a lot from William and Kate's PR team.

by Anonymousreply 54September 21, 2021 3:38 PM

[quote] The queen had her elder puss blown out by some hot muscle chavs.

Why should HM be the only lucky one?

by Anonymousreply 55September 21, 2021 3:55 PM

[quote]Sunshine Sachs and the Sussexes could learn a lot from William and Kate's PR team.

What the hell's the point of that?

by Anonymousreply 56September 21, 2021 3:58 PM

Swipe for videos of Kate arriving by helicopter on the grounds of Kensington Palace with Charlotte and Louis waiting for her.

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by Anonymousreply 57September 21, 2021 8:36 PM

Charlotte will be tall tall tall as big as wall..

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by Anonymousreply 58September 21, 2021 9:35 PM

Charlotte will be tall tall tall as big as wall..

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by Anonymousreply 59September 21, 2021 9:35 PM

Charles, Camilla, William and Catherine were at the James Bond premiere and Kate was bathed in gold.

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by Anonymousreply 60September 28, 2021 6:44 PM

^ that's a very odd pic of Kate

by Anonymousreply 61September 28, 2021 6:46 PM

Daily Mail coverage. Kate is "The Girl With The Golden Gown".

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by Anonymousreply 62September 28, 2021 6:46 PM

The Cambridge family were photographed having a quiet pub lunch this weekend in sharp contrast to the publicity seeking Sussex Shit Stains who were swanning around New York like they owned the place.

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by Anonymousreply 63September 28, 2021 7:29 PM

^ Quite a night. Even actresses who wore statement outfits didn't bomb.

Is it genuine or artifice, but Kate seems to really enjoy William's company. She manages to let him shine a bit brighter and appear as a team without fading into the background. Diana never could, though past a certain point in that train wreck marriage, you couldn't blame her either.

by Anonymousreply 64September 28, 2021 7:34 PM

R64, well put. Kate does seem to have the knack of making William look better, not demanding to be the center of attention, yet not hanging back either. That's quite a talent.

by Anonymousreply 65September 28, 2021 7:59 PM

I wonder what a certain Duchess in Montecito thinks of Kate in her golden gown.

by Anonymousreply 66September 28, 2021 8:00 PM

r66, well obviously she is worried that it might be a bit chilly, a woollen coat and scarf should have been available.

by Anonymousreply 67September 28, 2021 8:49 PM

Liz Taylor as Cleopatra vs. Catherine the Great!

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by Anonymousreply 68September 28, 2021 9:04 PM

After a night out, the Cambridges are back at work in Northern Ireland. Kate is a splash of color.

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by Anonymousreply 69September 29, 2021 1:11 PM

Is she trolling now with the trouser suit? hahaha r69

by Anonymousreply 70September 29, 2021 1:17 PM

LOL - I hadn't thought of that.

Don't get mad, get even....

by Anonymousreply 71September 29, 2021 1:22 PM

I love r69 - so thoughtful with these updates. A top notch DLer.

by Anonymousreply 72September 29, 2021 1:23 PM

R72 - kiss, kiss. These photos of Will and Kate are for you..

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by Anonymousreply 73September 29, 2021 1:31 PM

Thank you, R73 - I love her in purple.

by Anonymousreply 74September 29, 2021 1:32 PM

And the turtleneck! dead .r73

by Anonymousreply 75September 29, 2021 1:52 PM

Diana's old flat gets a blue plaque.

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by Anonymousreply 76September 29, 2021 2:02 PM

I wish these threads wouldn't turn into constant Sussex comparisons/bashings. I don't like the pair either, but they've been mercifully quiet for the last few months. Giving them more attention even in this small corner of the internet just encourages more showboating on their part.

by Anonymousreply 77September 29, 2021 2:35 PM

Rugby practice in Derry.

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by Anonymousreply 78September 29, 2021 3:07 PM

[quote]I don't like the pair either, but they've been mercifully quiet for the last few months.

Are you kidding me/us?

Did the trip to NYC not hit your radar?

by Anonymousreply 79September 29, 2021 3:19 PM

I don't think DL would qualify as encouragement. Nor do I think the wants and needs and imaginings of anything other than one clueless mind drive their activity.

by Anonymousreply 80September 29, 2021 3:20 PM

Yes, I suppose that counts. I guess by 'quiet' I meant 'not actively bashing the institution that gave them fame and fortune.'

Perhaps they've grown out of that phase of their lives, or perhaps they're saving it up for when Harry's autobio hits shelves next year. No way that doesn't contain lots of shots against his father, brother, etc.

by Anonymousreply 81September 29, 2021 3:25 PM

Will & Kate on the cover of People mag.

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by Anonymousreply 82September 29, 2021 4:26 PM

Mike Tindall puts his foot in his mouth but you have to admire his honesty. LOL.

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by Anonymousreply 83September 29, 2021 4:35 PM

[quote]Will & Kate on the cover of People mag.

it's very American, lol, all TEETH. looks funny.

by Anonymousreply 84September 29, 2021 4:43 PM

River is in raptures over Kate's gold dress.

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by Anonymousreply 85September 29, 2021 6:17 PM

That is a terrible picture of Kate on the cover of People. She looks haggard.

by Anonymousreply 86September 29, 2021 6:20 PM

The Queen lent Camilla a diamond starburst brooch for last night's Bond film premiere.

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by Anonymousreply 87September 29, 2021 8:12 PM

The Queen has sent Canada a message on its first Truth & Reconciliation Day.

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by Anonymousreply 88September 30, 2021 12:53 PM

New Engagement: The Queen will officially open Scottish Parliament on Oct 2. She will be accompanied by Charles and Camilla.

by Anonymousreply 89September 30, 2021 12:55 PM

R88 shows some shrewdness. The sentiment among First Nations toward the Crown is strong. She was wise to do what she did.

by Anonymousreply 90September 30, 2021 12:58 PM

Would the cunt who keeps using Flickr shit knock it off?

by Anonymousreply 91September 30, 2021 1:03 PM

Will and Kate are as blahs as heads of cabbages. They look like mannequins all dressed up, but boring and white bread as hell.

by Anonymousreply 92September 30, 2021 2:24 PM

That's their job, Megastan. They are succeeding brilliantly.

by Anonymousreply 93September 30, 2021 2:26 PM

William's Earthshot book is selling well.

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by Anonymousreply 94September 30, 2021 2:48 PM

William's post about the Passage charity. It's all about THEM, not ME. That's how it's done. H & M take note.

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by Anonymousreply 95September 30, 2021 6:24 PM

He's really doing his job well, without telling anyone else how to do theirs.

by Anonymousreply 96September 30, 2021 6:25 PM

The purpose of the BRF is to BE the spotlight for worthy causes. Certain members think that they should be IN the spotlight. It's a minor, but very pivotal difference.

by Anonymousreply 97September 30, 2021 6:34 PM

"The purpose of the BRF is to SHED LIGHT ON worthy causes."

by Anonymousreply 98September 30, 2021 6:39 PM

I thought the purpose of this thread was to show how happy and animated HM has been since Phil popped his clogs. Can we get back to that please?

by Anonymousreply 99September 30, 2021 8:56 PM

R99 - The Queen is currently on vacation at Balmoral in Scotland so people are posting other royal news here. She's going to open Scottish Parliament on Oct 2 so keep your shirt on.

by Anonymousreply 100September 30, 2021 9:03 PM

Granny Queen is out and about at Balmoral. She's dressed more like a Granny than a Queen but at least she's still alive!

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by Anonymousreply 101October 1, 2021 12:49 PM

Planting a tree with Prince Charles.

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by Anonymousreply 102October 1, 2021 12:51 PM

Apparently Tina Brown is going to make she sure's not beaming next year:

‘Searing’ revelations on the not-so-merry lives of Windsor to be published in Jubilee year

Tina Brown‘s The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor, will hit shelves next April, just before Prince Harry’s own ‘intimate’ memoir

The Queen is facing the prospect of further damaging revelations during her Jubilee year with the announcement of a new royal biography by Tina Brown, the former Vanity Fair editor, based on “years of research and intimate access”.

Ms Brown, author of The Diana Chronicles, a New York Times best seller, will publish The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – The Truth and the Turmoil, next April.

The book will chart the 25 years since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, from the Queen’s “loosening grip” on the institution to the dramatic defection of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

It also promises to explore the tension between Princes William and Harry, the ascendance of the “resolute” Duchess of Cambridge, and the abuse allegations surrounding the Duke of York and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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Nothing substantive in the rest of it, just the creation of market demand by broad hold-on-to-your-hate/tiara inferences.

But it's going to be a pretty crap year between this and presumably Harry's hatchet job. Add in the book about Megantoinette and a possible bullying report... another hard year with pulling focus.

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by Anonymousreply 103October 1, 2021 12:58 PM

Sienna Elizabeth is the new name of Bea's daughter.

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by Anonymousreply 104October 1, 2021 2:17 PM

R92, nice racism.

by Anonymousreply 105October 1, 2021 2:25 PM

[quote]I thought the purpose of this thread was to show how happy and animated HM has been since Phil popped his clogs. Can we get back to that please?

They finished with that 500 posts back in Part One - it soon became a general RF thread and so it has remained.

by Anonymousreply 106October 1, 2021 2:26 PM

[quote]Will and Kate are as blahs as heads of cabbages. They look like mannequins all dressed up, but boring and white bread as hell.

They're not Rock'N'Roll singers - get over it.

by Anonymousreply 107October 1, 2021 2:28 PM

What a dreadful, common name for the child. Which I suppose will be her fate.

by Anonymousreply 108October 1, 2021 2:39 PM

A summary of the Queen's great grandchildren.

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by Anonymousreply 109October 1, 2021 2:53 PM

LOL @ the Lili picture. When you see the pics of George and Louis, you realize Louis is all Middleton and George is all Windsor.

by Anonymousreply 110October 1, 2021 2:55 PM

Royals who were named after the Queen.

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by Anonymousreply 111October 1, 2021 5:22 PM

The Queen opened the Scottish Parliament today accompanied by Charles and Camilla.

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by Anonymousreply 112October 2, 2021 12:27 PM

Daily Mail coverage of the Queen today.

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by Anonymousreply 113October 2, 2021 12:48 PM

How is that ceremony received by the Scottish Parliament and general public? In light of the independence movement I mean. Do politicians boycott it? or are they primarily pissed off at Boris Johnson.

by Anonymousreply 114October 2, 2021 3:51 PM

The British royals are the most hardworking in Europe according to this post.

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by Anonymousreply 115October 3, 2021 1:09 PM

The "supposed" changes to the royal residences after the Queen has dies.

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by Anonymousreply 116October 3, 2021 1:38 PM

r116, sounds like the Mail are in fantasy land again.For a start,Balmoral was firmly Prince Albert and Queen Victoria's domain and always will be.The Cambridges won't take over Windsor Castle as heirs, that would be ridiculous.

Crazy Mail journo, put the pipe down.

by Anonymousreply 117October 3, 2021 7:43 PM

Today Kate visited University College London to learn about an early years (birth to five years) study done there, one of her chief philanthropic interests. She’s sporting a Zara re-wear.

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by Anonymousreply 118October 5, 2021 12:50 PM

Kate wore a mask when she was indoors.

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by Anonymousreply 119October 5, 2021 12:59 PM

The Queen isn't the only European monarch celebrating a Jubilee next year. Denmark's Queen Margrethe has been on the throne for 50 years in January.

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by Anonymousreply 120October 6, 2021 12:37 PM

R129.Might Charles and Cam attend for that?It would be nice if Queen EII could go but unlikely.

by Anonymousreply 121October 6, 2021 3:28 PM

The British Royals usually send Edward and Sophie for events like this but maybe Charles and Camilla will attend. It depends on the scheduling. The Royals are normally still on Christmas break in January but they could break it for such an important event.

by Anonymousreply 122October 6, 2021 3:37 PM

Today, the Queen, Captain General of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA), met representatives from the regiment at Windsor Castle this afternoon to mark the 150th anniversary of the foundation of A and B Batteries. She wore the Maple Leaf Diamond Brooch, symbol of Canada.

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by Anonymousreply 123October 6, 2021 5:18 PM

R121, I think it is likely they would send C&C to Denmark for that, if she can't go herself (which is doubtful for all the obvious reasons.) At the golden (50th) the Queen of Denmark came over. So it's a big deal and it's got next King all over it and blah blah blah.

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by Anonymousreply 124October 6, 2021 5:24 PM

The Queen hasn't left Britain since 2015. She's done traveling.

by Anonymousreply 125October 6, 2021 5:28 PM

More photos of the Queen at Windsor today. She's beaming but she seems like she's more fragile. She has a feeble look about her especially in her face and stooped posture. The lines in her face have deepened.

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by Anonymousreply 126October 6, 2021 5:33 PM

It's like the skin on her face has suddenly fallen. Gravity is a bitch!

by Anonymousreply 127October 6, 2021 5:36 PM

It's rightly said she looks like Queen Mary, but in those pictures I think she resembles her mother, esp. first picture in R123's link. Probably just down to the wrinkling. She does look smaller again... she's thinner but she's probably eating less. She's 95... even in the best of health, that is oooooooooold.

by Anonymousreply 128October 6, 2021 5:36 PM

Amazing hair though. I wonder if she dyes it whiter... is that possible? White hair is often kind of yellowy but her's is the driven snow.

by Anonymousreply 129October 6, 2021 5:39 PM

R129, you can powder your hair to make it pure white; that's what Karl Lagerfeld used to do.

by Anonymousreply 130October 6, 2021 6:10 PM

R162 - Camilla looked good at the Bond premiere but I think she needs a haircut. The longer hair looks drab and drags her face down. She used to have shorter hair with wavy layers like the one in the photo below.

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by Anonymousreply 131October 6, 2021 7:11 PM

Rami Malek's encounter with Kate at the Bafta Awards in 2019. What a weird meeting.

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by Anonymousreply 132October 6, 2021 7:16 PM

I'm sorry she had to be miserable and dead and all but thank God Charles did marry Diana, because what the faces on what would have come out of Camilla would have destroyed the monarchy.

by Anonymousreply 133October 6, 2021 7:43 PM

It's good to see her smile. Losing her husband couldn't have been easy.

by Anonymousreply 134October 6, 2021 7:56 PM

R125 HM The Queen might attend the Jubilee of Queen Margrethe, they are close personal friends and Copenhagen is only a one hour flight (500 miles) from Norfolk (The Queen will be at Sandringham in January).

by Anonymousreply 135October 6, 2021 8:19 PM

I asked at r121, because they are friends and it's near geographically and a huge important ocassion for QM. Maybe though QE is just not up to it r135, I hope she is though. I know no overseas trips is the rule now ,but a hop over the Channel is not like Canada.

It seems a bit too big an event to send Ed and Soph somehow.

by Anonymousreply 136October 6, 2021 9:33 PM

I agree that the Queen has finally started getting that frail, desiccated look that Philip had in his last years. But he went on for a decade like that, so . . .

by Anonymousreply 137October 6, 2021 9:43 PM

She has trowelled on make up and probably wigs, but I do think her mind is all there.

by Anonymousreply 138October 6, 2021 9:53 PM

[quote] you can powder your hair to make it pure white; that's what Karl Lagerfeld used to do.

But Elizabeth is not nearly the big queen that Lagerfeld was.

by Anonymousreply 139October 6, 2021 10:33 PM

R136 She makes a journey of a similar distance twice a year, in fact London to Balmoral is slightly further.

London to Sandringham on the train takes longer, it's why Brits holiday in Europe - less travelling.......

by Anonymousreply 140October 7, 2021 1:20 AM

Imagine at 95 years of age, STILL being willing & showing up. She's not a fav., but man do I respect her, especially in this last year. What a head of state thru all the crap that has & keeps going down, personally & for the UK. & she carries on. WOW!

by Anonymousreply 141October 7, 2021 1:34 AM

r140,Well jolly good for informing me, I just thought we took whatever holidays we could afford.

by Anonymousreply 142October 7, 2021 1:40 AM

R142 I've never been on a caravan (trailer) holiday since I was 7 (in 1974).

I've got a house in Italy and usually spend winter in Cape Verde, bet it costs me less than a UK holiday?

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by Anonymousreply 143October 7, 2021 1:53 AM

R143 (Addendum) Forgot to say that I'm surprised at how little money I've saved by being stuck in the UK for extended periods in the past 18 months.

I hate it here though and will sell my home in England the second that my Mother dies.

by Anonymousreply 144October 7, 2021 2:16 AM

The Queen is, sadly, growing frailer and has lost weight but she's still in much better shape than the few people who make it to 95. I do think part of the reason her face looked so much more wrinkly today was partly to do with the sunlight and her not wearing a hat. Her face looked way more lined than when she appeared at Scotland's Parliament just two or three days ago. I really hope she makes it to her jubliee with no issues.

by Anonymousreply 145October 7, 2021 3:28 AM

I wonder why she wasn’t wearing a hat? It’s the first time we’ve seen her bareheaded in ages.

by Anonymousreply 146October 7, 2021 5:49 AM

The Queen signs a message to the Commonwealth. At least she's still spry with her pen.

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by Anonymousreply 147October 7, 2021 12:41 PM

she is older than dirt

by Anonymousreply 148October 7, 2021 12:47 PM

And more noble in her little finger than you, R148.

by Anonymousreply 149October 7, 2021 12:50 PM

Forgot to add in my post @R147 that Edward joined the Queen today (swipe for photos).

by Anonymousreply 150October 7, 2021 12:55 PM

R146 Although there were cameras , I think that it was not an official engagement, but a private visit. A Canadian Regiment is taking over the ceremonial guard at the Palaces and the Queen, being Canada's head of state, wanted to meet them. The Queen doesn't generally wear a hat to private events (in fact she was very casually dressed yesterday ... for the Queen).

by Anonymousreply 151October 7, 2021 4:37 PM

R147 She is actually very spry for a 95 year old. She still has her marbles, she walks slowly but unaided and able to remain on her feet without needing to sit down. Lets face it, if you make it to 95 without being a senile, shitting yourself mess, you're in exceptionally good shape. That being said, she has noticeably aged in the past few months. It almost looks like someone let some air out of her face.

by Anonymousreply 152October 7, 2021 4:41 PM

I seem to remember seeing a recent clip of her exiting the back seat of her car for some occasion and she did it unaided.

by Anonymousreply 153October 7, 2021 4:59 PM

R153 She continues to walk unaided, drive (only on her estates), and rides ponies around at Windsor. She is still in remarkable shape but I do think her age is catching up with her. I am not a natural royalist but I will be very sad when she passes.

by Anonymousreply 154October 7, 2021 6:56 PM

[quote]R154: I am not a natural royalist but I will be very sad when she passes.

How big of you and how much that will mean to the family, nation and Commonwealth, that you are, to the extent possible despite you're being a self-declared unnatural (Oh, dear.), sad.

I hope your receive flowers from all of them in your sadness, cunt.

by Anonymousreply 155October 7, 2021 7:17 PM

The poor Queen! She has been forced to give up her favorite Middle Eastern despot pal. She didn't mind him kidnapping and imprisoning his daughters (one is missing and may have been killed). But the public outcry against the Dubai Despot hacking Baroness Shackleton and Princess Haya is too much.

Poor Queen. No more bejeweled goodies and horses!

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by Anonymousreply 156October 7, 2021 7:31 PM

Who Her Majesty receives as guests is determined by the government and she is required by law to play along. It's one of the most difficult aspects of her job. She is required to smile at and laugh with some of the most despicable people in the world. She has fulfilled that position admirably but sometimes with hidden disgust.

by Anonymousreply 157October 7, 2021 7:40 PM

R157 We are not idiots. We have seen how she looked with Trump - not so gleeful. There are dozens of photos of the Queen beaming and looking gleeful at the side of her despotic pal. Pictures don't lie. She loved the guy -and his horses and his jewels.

by Anonymousreply 158October 7, 2021 7:45 PM

If she's not pure at least her jewels are.

by Anonymousreply 159October 7, 2021 7:46 PM

The "government" did not force her to form a close and loving attachment to the despot.

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by Anonymousreply 160October 7, 2021 7:49 PM

Hell, she showed more affection for Dubai despot than her husband in recent years.

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by Anonymousreply 161October 7, 2021 7:50 PM

A basement full of despot goodies.

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by Anonymousreply 162October 7, 2021 7:51 PM

She probably admired him for being able to control his family better than she could her family.

by Anonymousreply 163October 7, 2021 7:52 PM

So the government forces the Queen to accept millions of pounds worth of jewels from despots?

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by Anonymousreply 164October 7, 2021 7:53 PM

r155 is why they hate us.

by Anonymousreply 165October 7, 2021 7:56 PM

If the government tells her no longer to receive someone, she doesn't. Meanwhile, who doesn't enjoy the perks of their job?

by Anonymousreply 166October 7, 2021 7:56 PM

Yes, those with no morality R166. Head of the Anglican Church? Check. It would be very prudent of the Archbishop of Canterbury to have a long chat with her about what the fuck is talked about by Christ in the Bible. She seems to have forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 167October 7, 2021 7:59 PM

Dubai daddy is hot stuff. I'd turn my cheek and think of England.

by Anonymousreply 168October 7, 2021 8:02 PM

R129 Queen Elizabeth has always had a gorgeous head of hair. Her late sister did as well. I assume Queen Elizabeth might use a treatment of some sort before she has a public engagement, maybe a rinse or something, but I have a feeling that's all her hair.

This thread is a "Part Two" and no one has figured out if the Queen of England is getting a little something something. No one. I'm disappointed. My lie will be that it's one of Anne, Princess Royal's well used stableboys who Anne grew weary of since it's plausible even though I'm obviously lying right now.

by Anonymousreply 169October 7, 2021 8:28 PM

The Queen looks pretty amazing for her age. Her skin is lovely. I wonder sometime if she ever got treatments like IPL or peels or a very discreet eye or jaw lift. I know she’s not vain for herself but she is the visual symbol of the UK.

by Anonymousreply 170October 8, 2021 12:06 AM

I can't guarantee it but I'd bet my house she's never done anything of the kind. If you've ever seen any film of her in private or off the cuff, she is utterly no nonsense. I can imagine the side eye you'd be getting R170, if she ever read your post! See 3:53 "Do you write it in your own hand? "Oh yes. (beat.) Well, I can't write any other way."

by Anonymousreply 171October 8, 2021 12:16 AM

the clip would help

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by Anonymousreply 172October 8, 2021 12:17 AM

It's always been rumored that that guy who managed to get past the layers of Royal security and break into her bedroom managed to do more than sit on her bed and talk to her (official story) before her servants finally got security in there to remove him.

by Anonymousreply 173October 8, 2021 1:35 AM

^ Michael Fagan, 1982. At Buckingham Palace. I've always suspected that what actually happened is not what really happened. Wikipedia, below, carries the official version as reported to the press.

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by Anonymousreply 174October 8, 2021 1:50 AM

^ "I've always suspected that what actually happened is not what really happened." should have been "I've always suspected that what was reported as having happened is not what actually happened."

I'm as fucked up as the British press, I guess

by Anonymousreply 175October 8, 2021 1:58 AM

R170 The Queen is far too practical and not vain enough (this is a woman who is never happier than in tweed and wellingtons). The Queen's amazing skin is genetic. The Queen Mum also had fantastic skin as did Margaret in her youth (Margaret aged more like her father though).

Michael Fagan has changed his story several times over the years and isn't very reliable. He originally said the Queen talked to him, but then in later years he changed that to she screamed and ran out the room.

So what we do know based on the official government review of the incident. Fagan got into the Queen's room, the Queen woke up to him sitting on the foot of her bed, with his hand bleeding. She pressed the panic button by her bed, the police on site did not respond. She then attempted to phone the police, but no one answered (it was later discovered that officers had gone off duty before the morning shift had arrived). Philip was not at the Palace. The Queen's footmen had taken the corgis out. What happened beyond this is a point of conjecture. But given the Queen had time to phone the police from her bed, suggests she didn't run out of the room. Fagan also was drunk out of his mind and fairly incoherent.

by Anonymousreply 176October 8, 2021 2:55 AM

[quote]I wonder sometime if she ever got treatments like IPL or peels or a very discreet eye or jaw lift.

no. she's not an American

by Anonymousreply 177October 8, 2021 3:09 AM

The Queen is the real deal. You can tell by her expression in this video that she genuinely feels bad for not remember a soldier she met 11 years ago.

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by Anonymousreply 178October 8, 2021 3:10 AM

Fagan seemed like an off kilter sad sap than anyone truly dangerous. He said she ran out of the room in a floral nightgown with her little bare fit that always made me laugh.

by Anonymousreply 179October 8, 2021 4:44 AM

Wow, how furious she must have been when security did not respond. The odds of someone breaking in were very small but what if she had a medical emergency?

by Anonymousreply 180October 8, 2021 11:32 AM

The Queen, C & C and the Cambridges will all be in Glasgow from Nov 1-5 for the United Nations climate change conference.

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by Anonymousreply 181October 8, 2021 2:34 PM

R179 & R180 When the Thatcher government conducted its investigation into the Fagan incident, it was discovered that there has been numerous break-ins at the palace over the years, and that security guards admitted to seeing people successfully climb the fences and get into the gardens and rarely were they stopped. In fact, some police confirmed they had seen Fagan climb the fence before and he may have even been caught stealing wine several night before he found his way to the Queen's apartments. The royal family aren't keen on heavy security (minus Harry and Meghan it would seem) as they prefer to be seen and not sheltered (as Philip put it, "like bloody politicians") but Fagan shone a light on just how lacked royal security had become. Fagan changed his story several times over the years and is not reliable. The consensus seems to be the Queen did engage in some level of conversation with him but it's not known has much, probably not a lot. The Queen was angry but stoic in her usually way and shortly after the incident, she rang her private secretary and allegedly dryly said "I've had a man in my bedroom and it wasn't the Duke of Edinburgh."

by Anonymousreply 182October 8, 2021 4:57 PM

William and Catherine will attend the Earthshot Prize awards with some big names performing.

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by Anonymousreply 183October 9, 2021 7:38 PM

Yeah, 183, but Harry & Meghan attended the opening of a paper bag & Everyone was there!!, so there,

by Anonymousreply 184October 9, 2021 8:53 PM

William is no fan of Andrew.

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by Anonymousreply 185October 9, 2021 10:14 PM

R185 William seems to have inherited his grandfather's astute awareness of the public mood and his great-grandmother's steeliness.

by Anonymousreply 186October 10, 2021 2:12 AM

[quote]great-grandmother's steeliness

Klepto Mary was a real piece of work.

by Anonymousreply 187October 10, 2021 4:16 AM

The Queen went to church today.

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by Anonymousreply 188October 10, 2021 5:55 PM

R187 Queen Mary is William's great-great-grandmother and yes a bit of a klepto. But I think R186 is referring to the Queen Mum whom Cecil Beaton once described as "a marshmallow made on a welding machine."

by Anonymousreply 189October 10, 2021 6:29 PM

Good news for Andrew - at least in England.

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by Anonymousreply 190October 10, 2021 8:49 PM

R190 The only good news for him. He better pray the Queen lives for a good while yet because the minute she drops, the family is throwing his clothes on the front lawn.

The Met not investigating further is just a reminder that despite being a disgusting person, legally he like did not legally commit a crime as the person he allegedly slept with was not a minor at the time.

by Anonymousreply 191October 11, 2021 1:54 AM

Former Footballer John Barnes is clearly not a fan of the Sussexes.

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by Anonymousreply 192October 11, 2021 3:35 AM

R177 Neither was Princess Margaret and she had a lower face lift.

by Anonymousreply 193October 11, 2021 5:04 AM

Virginia such and such was a legal aged whore, darlin'. She was no innocent. Fucking Prince Andrew was probably a highlight in her slut reel. They should just drop the charges and move on.

by Anonymousreply 194October 11, 2021 7:27 AM

The Queen will be amused.

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by Anonymousreply 195October 11, 2021 1:35 PM

Charles the Eco Prince. His Aston Martin runs on - get this - cheese!

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by Anonymousreply 196October 11, 2021 2:28 PM

Lady Kitty's half brother signs a modeling contract.

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by Anonymousreply 197October 11, 2021 2:29 PM

Bea and Edo have been spotted pushing Sienna in her carriage.

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by Anonymousreply 198October 11, 2021 2:46 PM

Bea looks peaky. That must have been a hard birth.

by Anonymousreply 199October 11, 2021 3:55 PM

She looks like she's got a secret. Maybe Edo is hung like a horse?

by Anonymousreply 200October 11, 2021 3:56 PM

She looks like she's just off the set of the live action Grinch.

by Anonymousreply 201October 11, 2021 4:46 PM

Down memory lane... I grew up watching Carol Burnett play The Queen.

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by Anonymousreply 202October 11, 2021 8:49 PM

she appeared in public today with a walking stick. A first. Also took a shorter walking route into Westminster Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 203October 12, 2021 1:43 PM

The Queen and Princess Anne attended a service for the British Legion today at Westminster Abbey. She's using a walking stick for the first time in public.

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by Anonymousreply 204October 12, 2021 2:33 PM

For those in Britain, Prince William will be interviewed about climate change before his Earthshot Prize ceremony.

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by Anonymousreply 205October 12, 2021 2:39 PM

The Queen is still able to get out of a car (albeit slower).

I love how Princess Anne carries the Queen's walking stick out of the car and slams it down with a flourish as if to say..."here 's your bloody stick, you old bag".

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by Anonymousreply 206October 12, 2021 3:23 PM

Ha, she looks at that stick like, what’s this? I don’t need this.

It’s amazing how she can wear any color and look great.

by Anonymousreply 207October 12, 2021 3:30 PM

[quote]I love how Princess Anne carries the Queen's walking stick out of the car and slams it down with a flourish as if to say..."here 's your bloody stick, you old bag".

Really? That's what you got from that clip?

by Anonymousreply 208October 12, 2021 3:33 PM

R208 - yeah, that's what I got from that clip. It's a joke. Remember what it's like to have a sense of humor?

by Anonymousreply 209October 12, 2021 3:37 PM

It's hard to believe that it's been three years since Eugenie married Jack.

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by Anonymousreply 210October 12, 2021 3:41 PM

[quote]Remember what it's like to have a sense of humor?

Oh, right!

[quote]"here 's your bloody stick, you old bag".

hahaahhahhhaahhhaahhhhaaaaa

by Anonymousreply 211October 12, 2021 4:47 PM

Buckingham Palace has told reporters that the Queen used the walking stick for comfort that it's not linked to a medical condition. It's been rumoured for a number of years that the Queen has arthritis in her knees and that she should have had a knee replacement but has stubbornly refused. Honestly, while the Queen is not a vain person by nature, I can't see her using a walking aide unless she absolutely needs it. I'm really hoping that this isn't a sort of rapid decline beginning, but at 95 (closer to 96 actually) it's surprising she hasn't needed an aide before.

by Anonymousreply 212October 12, 2021 4:59 PM

Bea and Edo walking Sienna - again.

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by Anonymousreply 213October 13, 2021 12:49 PM

The Queen presented pianist Dame Imogen Cooper with Her Majesty’s Medal for Music today, in an Audience at Buckingham Palace Musical. The Medal is awarded to an outstanding individual or group of musicians who have influenced the musical life of the nation.

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by Anonymousreply 214October 13, 2021 1:49 PM

Granny Queen scolding William as a boy and as a man.

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by Anonymousreply 215October 13, 2021 1:50 PM

William and Catherine visit Kew Gardens today.

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by Anonymousreply 216October 13, 2021 2:03 PM

Meghan Markle geared up in green at Commonwealth Day complete with cape, hoping for an invite for a read through for a Marvel part.. Kate in Green at Kew. Why even ask who wore it better?,,, Megs honey, this is how you wear Green. Wonder what has been broken at Monteshitto after Megs saw these photos.

by Anonymousreply 217October 13, 2021 9:42 PM

R217 You totally know that Meghan, I mean Harry, is going to write a whole bunch of lies about Kate in his book.

by Anonymousreply 218October 14, 2021 2:47 AM

Big Willy is pissed!

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by Anonymousreply 219October 14, 2021 12:22 PM

The Queen opened the Welsh parliament today. Charles and Camilla accompanied her.

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by Anonymousreply 220October 14, 2021 1:44 PM

Photos of the Queen, Charles and Camilla. I guess we should get used to seeing her with a cane.

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by Anonymousreply 221October 14, 2021 1:49 PM

[quote]The Queen opened the Welsh parliament today

v. draggy speech

[quote]I guess we should get used to seeing her with a cane.

i'm afraid so, R211

by Anonymousreply 222October 14, 2021 1:59 PM

Have the Queen and Rocco Ritchie ever met?

by Anonymousreply 223October 15, 2021 4:09 AM

Along those lines - did Madonna and Princess Diana ever hang out? Maybe go clubbing?

by Anonymousreply 224October 15, 2021 4:09 AM

The Royal Family has attended the recent openings of the parliaments of Canada and Wales. Like dogs marking their territory with their pee.

by Anonymousreply 225October 15, 2021 4:23 AM

[quote]Have the Queen and Rocco Ritchie ever met?

No.

[quote]Along those lines - did Madonna and Princess Diana ever hang out? Maybe go clubbing?

No.

by Anonymousreply 226October 15, 2021 4:56 AM

"Respect, Ma'am."

by Anonymousreply 227October 15, 2021 7:19 AM

looks like we're not the only ones to notice

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by Anonymousreply 228October 15, 2021 9:54 AM

She's English. Those cannot possibly be her original teeth.

by Anonymousreply 229October 15, 2021 10:16 AM

R229 has them all laughing in the American gay bars

by Anonymousreply 230October 15, 2021 10:23 AM

Hot mic picked up the Queen saying that she finds world leaders "irritating" in regards to climate change.

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by Anonymousreply 231October 15, 2021 12:36 PM

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will host the PM and international business leaders at Windsor Castle next month.

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by Anonymousreply 232October 15, 2021 3:00 PM

According to Vanity Fair, the doctors have ordered the Queen to stop drinking her daily martini.

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by Anonymousreply 233October 15, 2021 3:08 PM

Nonsense -article at R233. If she made it to 95 having her martini , why stop now ? 🍸 I doubt the source is in any way reliable .

by Anonymousreply 234October 15, 2021 3:11 PM

I actually think the Queen stopped drinking booze a while ago. I had noticed that a few years ago at banquets she stopped having her usual Gin & Dubonnet and just had ice water instead. Usually the elderly are advised to stop drinking if they are any kind of heart problems, or are on medication for blood pressure or blood thinners.

by Anonymousreply 235October 15, 2021 4:55 PM

Eugenie wishes her mother Fergie a Happy Birthday. Now, she's one hard looking 62 year old.

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by Anonymousreply 236October 15, 2021 5:52 PM

That is a cute one of Bea and new husband.

by Anonymousreply 237October 15, 2021 11:46 PM

I had a friend in his 80s who regularly drank two shots of Scotch every day, one before dinner and one after. His doctors at the VA told him they normally tell people his age to stop drinking but he was in such remarkable health that he should just continue doing whatever he was doing because it worked for him. Two years later he died from a very aggressive case of prostate cancer.

by Anonymousreply 238October 16, 2021 12:00 AM

The Queen had better keep a watch on her prostate then!

by Anonymousreply 239October 16, 2021 12:55 AM

Why would doctors advise a 95 year old to quit even modest drinking?

by Anonymousreply 240October 16, 2021 1:02 AM

R240, it might interact with a medication, such as a blood thinner.

by Anonymousreply 241October 16, 2021 1:15 AM

Can you imagine the dread in the family about how the Harkles will take advantage of the queen's funeral?

If they turn up with the brats and shoot out the nonstop interviews and photo ops and paps and PR releases attacking the family, the Tower may resume an earlier use. And if they don't show up, they STILL try to grab the attention. Like the crazy people they are.

by Anonymousreply 242October 16, 2021 1:33 AM

R240 As 241 stated, it's often to do with medication or a chronic condition that is aggravated by alcohol (heart problems, diabetes, liver issues, kidney reduction/failure). Also patients with more advanced arthritis are usually advised to limit alcohol consumption. My grandmother was advised to stop drinking in her early 80s (my granny was a glass of wine a day type) because she had bad arthritis in her knees and alcohol could flare up inflammation.

by Anonymousreply 243October 16, 2021 1:47 AM

Or it's just Katie Nichol with more of her invented bollocks.

by Anonymousreply 244October 16, 2021 6:46 AM

Klan Granny thread, please F & F.

by Anonymousreply 245October 16, 2021 9:21 AM

TQ showed up at Ascot today... lady in waiting had a cane but she did not use it.

by Anonymousreply 246October 16, 2021 12:42 PM

The only real questions are, if the queen was told something by her physician, who broadcast such a thing and why?

It is not normal or acceptable for a "family friend" to publicize private medical advice. In the past, a person sharing such information publicly would lose access and standing.

by Anonymousreply 247October 16, 2021 12:59 PM

That's an interesting point, R247. There are only so many people who would know. Yet the palace confirmed it to the Telegraph. Posters here have offered a sensible explanation: age + booze + medication. I wonder if maybe somebody slipped up accidentally or it was Fergie got it from one of the gels and then was sucking up the Mail for favours immediate or future.

by Anonymousreply 248October 16, 2021 1:02 PM

Anybody who makes it to 90+ should do whatever the fuck they want in terms of eating, drinking, or smoking.

by Anonymousreply 249October 16, 2021 2:16 PM

[quote]it might interact with a medication, such as a blood thinner.

Since The Queen is a hemophiliac, I doubt she'd be taking blood thinners.

by Anonymousreply 250October 16, 2021 2:42 PM

R250 - and where, pray tell, did you get your information about the Queen having hemophilia?

by Anonymousreply 251October 16, 2021 3:21 PM

R251, nowhere, obviously. Queen Victoria, famously, carried the gene for hemophilia, but most of her daughters did not inherit it. The Queen is descended from a daughter who did not carry the gene. In any event, it's almost impossible for women to be hemophiliacs.

by Anonymousreply 252October 16, 2021 3:47 PM

You don't hear of hemophilia in the Royal houses of Europe anymore. I guess all the male carriers died without issue.

by Anonymousreply 253October 16, 2021 3:49 PM

The Queen does not have hemophilia, and even if she carried the gene, women are so rarely affected by it. If the Queen had the gene for hemophilia, it's likely one of her sons would have developed it. Hemophilia is not present in the mainline of the royal family. Edward VII never had it and the present Queen comes for more "robust" less inbred stock as her mother and father were not closely related.

Yes Queen Victoria had the gene but only her youngest son, Prince Leopold, was diagnosed with it. Sadly he died at 30 after a fall. Hemophilia is also not always hereditary and can be the result of a spontaneous mutation. This is particularly the case in women who have multiple pregnancies well into adult life and it's believed this may have been what happened to Victoria considering that between the ages of 21 and 38 she was effectively constantly pregnant. Also given that Victoria and Albert were first cousins, the gene pool was more prone to mutations.

But Victoria's hemophilia is hard to trace. Her second daughter (3rd child) Princess Alice was a carrier as her second son had hemophilia and died in childhood and both her grandsons were diagnosed with it. Yet Victoria had three sons after Alice (Arthur, Alfred, and Leopold) and only Leopold had it. Princess Beatrice (Victoria's youngest child) was also a carrier and hemophilia passed along her decedents.

by Anonymousreply 254October 16, 2021 4:38 PM

Queen Elizabeth II does not descend from any of Queen Victoria's daughters. She descends from Victoria's eldest son, King Edward VII, who did not suffer from hemophilia. Prince Philip, on the other hand, descended from Victoria's second daughter Alice, who was a carrier. Since Philip descends from Victoria in a purely female line, he might have inherited hemophilia, but in fact he did not.

by Anonymousreply 255October 16, 2021 4:39 PM

Have they been able to trace where the hemophilia came from in their ancestry? Somewhere in the German nobility, I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 256October 16, 2021 4:42 PM

Some cousin fucking festival in Cuntschweinstagschtood. It always seems sexy until you're bleeding to death out your elbow or a paper cut.

by Anonymousreply 257October 16, 2021 5:03 PM

R256 It's believed that Victoria's hemophilia was actually the product of a spontaneous mutation either in Victoria herself or through her father (who himself was not a hemophiliac) because there is no history of it in Victoria's paternal and material family trees. I think something like 50% of hemophilia cases do not have a previous family history.

Also Queen Elizabeth II doesn't have the hemophilia gene for a simple reason, she descends from the Windsor male line and men cannot pass the gene to their daughters (Edward VII-George V-George VI-Elizabeth) and none of her paternal grandmothers nor her own mother had the gene.

by Anonymousreply 258October 16, 2021 5:18 PM

R250 - we're still waiting for proof, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 259October 16, 2021 5:36 PM

[quote]we're still waiting for proof, asshole.

a little bit more decorum in the choice of language on the royal thread, PLZ.

by Anonymousreply 260October 16, 2021 6:29 PM

One awaits your prompt reply, arsehole.

by Anonymousreply 261October 16, 2021 6:45 PM

Marvellous... look at her...

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by Anonymousreply 262October 16, 2021 10:13 PM

'Since The Queen is a hemophiliac, I doubt she'd be taking blood thinners.'

ONLY MEN CAN BE HEMOPHILIACS, YOU UTTER DUMB CUNT.

by Anonymousreply 263October 17, 2021 1:15 AM

Some tales from author Anthony Holden. Charles hates this man.

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by Anonymousreply 264October 17, 2021 1:26 PM

Charles is proud of his eldest son. Will this send Hapless Harry into a fit of jealous rage?

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by Anonymousreply 265October 17, 2021 1:29 PM

Isn't Harry Always in a fit of Jealous Rage. Seems like tis what colors his whole life at this point.

by Anonymousreply 266October 17, 2021 2:00 PM

Well, what else has he got to do?

It's not like he got paid millions to produce podcasts or anything.

by Anonymousreply 267October 17, 2021 2:09 PM

Will and Kate arrive for the Earthshot Prize ceremony.

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by Anonymousreply 268October 17, 2021 4:06 PM

I'm not sure I dig the turtleneck.

by Anonymousreply 269October 17, 2021 4:12 PM

Kate is savvy. She's wearing a dress she's worn before at the climate prize ceremony. Good girl, smart move.

by Anonymousreply 270October 17, 2021 4:16 PM

William is like Charles/Elizabeth and Harry is like Diana.

by Anonymousreply 271October 17, 2021 4:19 PM

R270 - I just learned that all guests were asked not to buy anything new to wear for tonight’s awards. Ok, so Kate follows instructions not like the other one.

by Anonymousreply 272October 17, 2021 4:23 PM

Kate looks quite fetching this evening.

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by Anonymousreply 273October 17, 2021 4:25 PM

[quote]Since The Queen is a hemophiliac, I doubt she'd be taking blood thinners.' ONLY MEN CAN BE HEMOPHILIACS, YOU UTTER DUMB CUNT.

Wrong R263

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by Anonymousreply 274October 17, 2021 4:37 PM

Hemophilia, homeopathy, Harry... the h's are tearing us apart!

by Anonymousreply 275October 17, 2021 4:48 PM

Kate has been looking mighty fine lately.

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by Anonymousreply 276October 17, 2021 5:02 PM

Why not? She knows she'll be Princess of Wales within 5 years, her childbearing years are behind her, her marriage seems to be in a good place, and her annoying in-laws moved to California. I'd be beaming, too.

by Anonymousreply 277October 17, 2021 5:05 PM

I bet she’ll be queen consort within five years

by Anonymousreply 278October 17, 2021 5:07 PM

Kate's dress. I prefer the jeweled belt to the white one. The dress looks better now.

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by Anonymousreply 279October 17, 2021 5:08 PM

Agreed. The jeweled belt gives it that extra kick it needs.

by Anonymousreply 280October 17, 2021 5:11 PM

That dress is actually a very pale shade of lavender, but so pale it nearly always photographs as white.

by Anonymousreply 281October 17, 2021 5:42 PM

William looks like he's going to a St. Patrick's day pub hop.

by Anonymousreply 282October 17, 2021 5:53 PM

He looks like Big Willy here. He has a mischievous glint in his eye.

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by Anonymousreply 283October 17, 2021 8:11 PM

Kate is a useless public speaker compared to Meghan. Her voice sounds like a little girl's. William is better and at least he doesn't talk in that awful over posh voice like his father and grandmother.

by Anonymousreply 284October 17, 2021 9:48 PM

I haven’t heard Kate speak publicly, but MM is a horrid public speaker.

I like Charles’ accent.

by Anonymousreply 285October 17, 2021 9:56 PM

William has BDF and BDE. I think he has taken the alpha role in the royal family since the death of his grandfather, Prince Philip. The Queen is a soft touch regarding Andrew, and Charles is a soft touch regarding Harry. William seems to be stepping up and taking control.

by Anonymousreply 286October 17, 2021 10:02 PM

My god, the hair. It looks airbrushed it’s so perfect.

by Anonymousreply 287October 18, 2021 12:55 AM

R283 I think William and Kate probably have a good sex life. They seem like that type of couple who don't need PDAs because they are quite affectionate between the sheets.

R286 William was called "Big Willy" by some of his friends when he was at Eaton.

R285 Meghan has an annoyingly "gee golly me" way of speaking that I HATE: basically that type of person who cares more about sounding cool than the actual content of what they are saying. Kate is also not the best public speaker to be honest. Her accent is very middle England that she has tried to posh up and it doesn't work all that well. The Queen isn't a good public speaker either but it's enduring in an odd way because she doesn't care about sound bites she just speaks in generalities.

by Anonymousreply 288October 18, 2021 2:27 AM

Kate was dressed in red today.

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by Anonymousreply 289October 19, 2021 12:24 PM

The Queen invested the new Gov. Gen. of New Zealand by video today.

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by Anonymousreply 290October 19, 2021 12:26 PM

Kate looked tired today.

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by Anonymousreply 291October 19, 2021 12:40 PM

Kate needs to get some procedures as her face is sagging especially around the eyes.

by Anonymousreply 292October 19, 2021 12:53 PM

I'd kill to look that tired.

by Anonymousreply 293October 19, 2021 2:23 PM

Such a lovely, slim figure. She was just born to wear clothes in a way that looks like a real woman, not a mannequin. She works well with her stylists, obviously takes good advice and has the humility to listen and learn. She really is the perfect Duchess, on the job, playing the part, carrying it off flawlessly. William is so lucky in his choice of a wife.

by Anonymousreply 294October 19, 2021 2:25 PM

I agree she looks tired. (and yes, many of us wish we looked that good when tired, but compared to how she usually looks, she looks tired). I suspect she's a more hands-on mum than other royals due to her normal upbringing. I have no doubt she has nannies and house staff, but the Cambridges have had a busy week and she's tired. No more no less. I would be too.

by Anonymousreply 295October 19, 2021 2:33 PM

I see where the tired argument comes from. Part of the problem is she's got a pudgy face (her father's) and now she's lost weight it amplifies the fact her face is... zoned... for lack of a better word... eyes, upper cheeks, side of her cheeks, etc are all quite pronounced. Her face is not tight or unified, it's the sum of evident parts, and that's probably amplified by being predisposed to being heavier, focusing on thin, with the resulting slight sag.

by Anonymousreply 296October 19, 2021 2:44 PM

R290 - What a great clip.

Her Maj on Zoom - "Oh, there you are!" Hilarious.

And the "Good evening" followed by the new Governor General reminding her "It's morning here."

Very sweet.

Zoom, zoom, zoom.

by Anonymousreply 297October 19, 2021 6:13 PM

The Queen and numerous members of the Royal Family held a reception at Windsor.

The Queen to John Kerry: "I saw you on telly the other night when I was watching William’s Earthshot Prize."

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by Anonymousreply 298October 19, 2021 10:27 PM

Some highlights from this evening's reception. I saw glimpses of Charles, William. the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester and Prince Michael of Kent. British PM Boris Johnson attended as well.

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by Anonymousreply 299October 19, 2021 10:54 PM

You see a still and you think she seems so frail but then you see at something like tonight and you realize she's animated and active and still on game. God bless her, what greater position in life than to be a constant.

by Anonymousreply 300October 20, 2021 12:43 AM

What greater position in her life than to still be alive.

by Anonymousreply 301October 20, 2021 12:48 AM

She’s been partying too hard and needs to take a rest.

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by Anonymousreply 302October 20, 2021 11:22 AM

That's it. She's a goner.

by Anonymousreply 303October 20, 2021 12:16 PM

R298 She's flirting with John Kerry if you were to ask me. Shades of her sister Margaret I do dare say.

by Anonymousreply 304October 20, 2021 12:53 PM

Some nice b&w photos of Will and Kate from the Earthshot Prize awards.

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by Anonymousreply 305October 20, 2021 12:57 PM

Additional photos of the Earthshot evening.

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by Anonymousreply 306October 20, 2021 1:07 PM

Another People cover for the Cambridges.

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by Anonymousreply 307October 20, 2021 1:11 PM

The Queen declined an Oldie of the Year award on the grounds that "you are only as old as you feel". Some smart PR here.

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by Anonymousreply 308October 20, 2021 2:20 PM

The Palace has confirmed that the Queen does not have coronavirus and that she fine. Let's be honest, she is 95 and in the last two weeks has travelled from Scotland to Wales to London and has under taken about a dozen engagements. It's probably nothing more than needing rest...at least I hope so.

by Anonymousreply 309October 20, 2021 3:28 PM

BREAKING: The Queen's winter engagements are reportedly being reassessed by the Palace. They are allegedly trying to spread them out to give them more time off and focusing on events where she doesn't have to be on her feet for long periods of time.

by Anonymousreply 310October 20, 2021 4:49 PM

Charles presided over an investiture at Windsor. Dame Mary Berry was honored.

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by Anonymousreply 311October 20, 2021 6:03 PM

R310. Could be a logical time to revisit the order of succession.

by Anonymousreply 312October 20, 2021 6:06 PM

She doesn't have much time left, obviously. It it was me, I'd be wearing that Crown EVERY time I set foot out of the fucking house, from here on out.

by Anonymousreply 313October 20, 2021 6:06 PM

Those predicting that she'd be gone within a year of Philip's death may be right.

by Anonymousreply 314October 20, 2021 6:29 PM

I hope to God nobody is expecting me to work that hard, now or in future.

by Anonymousreply 315October 20, 2021 6:31 PM

R314 I hope not! I really want the Queen to make it until at least the end of next year so we can celebrate her jubilee because we need a party.

by Anonymousreply 316October 20, 2021 7:30 PM

Her staff was already on the ground in NI when the trip was canceled, something big must of happened for them to pull the plug. She was perky just the night before so within a few hours she just crashed? It may have been something harmless like insomnia or leg cramping? Aside from physical, she needs to be mentally sharp too. Maybe some temporary confusion? After Colin Powell’s death, I’m thinking COVID-19 even though they denied that.

by Anonymousreply 317October 21, 2021 3:47 AM

People that age can crash that quickly. Cicely Tyson gave a sprightly interview the day before she died.

by Anonymousreply 318October 21, 2021 3:51 AM

When she kicks it, will they wax her and put her in a glass coffin like Lenin? The world surely can't lose their fav queen, can it?

by Anonymousreply 319October 21, 2021 4:01 AM

I hope she's around for a few more years. She's been pretty active the last year or so, spotted driving the rover and doing her polka dances.

by Anonymousreply 320October 21, 2021 4:31 AM

R317 I think it has something to do with her mobility. She is increasingly hunched and you can tell is more tentative when she walks (particularity outdoors). The Sun reported earlier that the Palace is reviewing her winter engagements, focusing on ones that would limit the amount of time she would need to be standing up. I think her legs are weaker tired after two weeks of a slew of engagements, not to mention the night before she was supposed to go to NI she was on her feet constantly for over an hour at a reception at Windsor. I don't think she's at death's door, but she's needing to slow down.

by Anonymousreply 321October 21, 2021 5:09 AM

[quote]When she kicks it, will they wax her and put her in a glass coffin like Lenin?

Actually, when Disney quietly bought Buckingham Palace, and the rights to the entire Royal Family catalog, the agreement stipulated that HM,TQ would retire to the tower of Balmoral, and be replaced with an animatronic version. It just need a little maintenance, and it will be fine. a

by Anonymousreply 322October 21, 2021 5:18 AM

thank you r322

by Anonymousreply 323October 21, 2021 6:43 AM

Oh, not another delay!

by Anonymousreply 324October 21, 2021 11:30 AM

I think she needs to take up yoga. It's rejuvenating for the elderly.

by Anonymousreply 325October 21, 2021 12:00 PM

Eug is still HUGE.

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by Anonymousreply 326October 21, 2021 3:01 PM

Small (pun intended) wonder Jack went boating... it may be the first time in six months the natural light hasn't been blocked.

by Anonymousreply 327October 21, 2021 3:18 PM

What in the hell is on her feet? It looks like black drain pipes go straight from her knees to the pavement. This looks worse than Hillary Ankles

by Anonymousreply 328October 21, 2021 4:45 PM

Charles presented Princes Trust awards today at St James Palace.

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by Anonymousreply 329October 21, 2021 5:08 PM

She spent the night in hospital. Hmmm

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by Anonymousreply 330October 21, 2021 10:44 PM

Charles and Edward Enninful are such good buddies, r329

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by Anonymousreply 331October 21, 2021 10:49 PM

I can't picture the Queen dying any time soon... but at the same time, there's no way around the fact that she's 95.

by Anonymousreply 332October 22, 2021 12:25 AM

As someone who has had knee pain, I can say that it can really drain you of energy.

That is what I thought when I saw her first appear with the walking stick. And the news story that she had been advised to have knee surgery and refused.

If she does have knee issues, all that standing would be extremely hard on her.

And I speak as someone who is decades younger than she is.

by Anonymousreply 333October 22, 2021 2:14 AM

Her new meds have given her too much self confidence and know her doctors have to decide how to adjust them.

by Anonymousreply 334October 22, 2021 3:17 AM

The BBC are running this as the top story on their front page -- above Alec Baldwin accidentally shooting two people! Priorities, people! 95-year-old woman spends night in hospital vs. Hollywood star unintentionally killing one person and injuring another...

by Anonymousreply 335October 22, 2021 12:26 PM

Well, r335, the Queen is the head of state of the United Kingdom and the BBC is the public broadcaster for the United Kingdom, so of course a story about the British head of state is more relevant for the BBC than a Hollywood star, whatever he's done.

by Anonymousreply 336October 22, 2021 1:05 PM

But R336... 'Murca...

by Anonymousreply 337October 22, 2021 1:09 PM

Will and Kate hold a reception for teens.

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by Anonymousreply 338October 22, 2021 1:39 PM

Kate Garraway reveals the secret royal who supported her through her husband's long Covid ordeal = Prince Charles.

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by Anonymousreply 339October 22, 2021 1:58 PM

I don't think the Queen will be gone tomorrow, but this is probably the beginning of spiraling health problems that will see her out in a year or two. My grandfather was the same way: Almost perfect health until his early 90s, and then he declined over the course of a year.

by Anonymousreply 340October 22, 2021 2:01 PM

I just have to get this off my chest: I am so fucking sick of Kate Garraway. She went through a terrible thing with her near dead COVIDy husband. She wasn't the only one. But every other day seems to be a story about Kate Garraway and her COVID drama. Enough, lady. Less is more.

by Anonymousreply 341October 22, 2021 2:17 PM

Her mother faded slowly, becoming increasingly frail, but she still managed to go to Princess Margaret's funeral, though she was dead a few weeks later. It isn't unlikely the Queen will go the same way, unless her body turns on her. Cancer is increasingly common in old people just because your cells are prone to mutation.

What I feel sorry for her about is from now until she dies all anybody is going to be banging on about is is she dying? Poor woman. She'll want to start every speech with 'Still here. Keep wondering.'

by Anonymousreply 342October 22, 2021 2:20 PM

That's why she needs to start sporting that Crown, 24/7, so there is NO doubt about who's in charge.

by Anonymousreply 343October 22, 2021 2:45 PM

[quote]That's why she needs to start sporting that Crown, 24/7

There was a clip of her on the news a few years ago. She visited some infant school. One of the kiddies said "What's your name?" to which she didn't reply - then "Where's your crown?" and she said it's at The Tower of London, I think.

by Anonymousreply 344October 22, 2021 3:01 PM

The Queen Mother wouldn't have missed Margaret's funeral for anything...I think she had a certain smug satisfaction that the bitch went before she did.

by Anonymousreply 345October 22, 2021 9:27 PM

R345– Yes, what mother doesn’t look forward to outliving her children

by Anonymousreply 346October 23, 2021 2:16 AM

The Queen Mum and Margaret got into a very loud argument in the hallways of one the Royal palaces, overheard by many of the servants. It finally ended with Margaret screaming at her mother "How DARE you speak to in that manner! I have Royal blood in my veins and you do not!" Then she stormed away.

by Anonymousreply 347October 23, 2021 4:27 AM

The press are reporting that Queen's appearance at the Climate Summit is in question. Apparently the doctors will make up their mind after the see her test results.

by Anonymousreply 348October 23, 2021 5:46 AM

I wish the Queen well. She has been dutiful and hard working through out her reign. The role has defined her for the last 69 years. I think it will be the death of her when she becomes unable to carry out at least some of her duties. It will crush her spirit.

by Anonymousreply 349October 23, 2021 6:42 AM

My favorite Queen and Margaret story. The Queen Mother was very elderly and always refused to use a wheelchair. The Queen would always have one tucked nearby. During one event, Margaret, who had some health issues herself, saw the wheelchair and sat right in it. The Queen was furious and hissed “Margaret, that’s for Mummy, get out.”

by Anonymousreply 350October 23, 2021 7:24 AM

[QUOTE] Such a lovely, slim figure. She was just born to wear clothes in a way that looks like a real woman, not a mannequin. She works well with her stylists, obviously takes good advice and has the humility to listen and learn. She really is the perfect Duchess, on the job, playing the part, carrying it off flawlessly. William is so lucky in his choice of a wife.

Fuck off, you slobbering hag. This isn't the place for your drooling tributes, frau.

by Anonymousreply 351October 23, 2021 12:39 PM

Can't be took sick... William, Kate and children flew out of Heathrow today.

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by Anonymousreply 352October 23, 2021 12:40 PM

[QUOTE] Can't be took sick... William, Kate and children flew out of Heathrow today.

This isn't a Wills & Cunt update account, moron! Chavvy Kate has really overdone it with the tanned legs. They've no doubt jetted off to the Caribbean with all their RPOs, costing the nation millions for one vacation.

by Anonymousreply 353October 23, 2021 12:47 PM

R352 - I wonder if they're going somewhere hot like Mustique or the Greek royal wedding of Prince Philippos in Athens?

by Anonymousreply 354October 23, 2021 2:47 PM

R352 Daily Mail appears to have taken this story down.

by Anonymousreply 355October 23, 2021 4:55 PM

Bea and Eugenie were at the Greek wedding in Athens. I must ask, why does Bea look slimmer than Eug?

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by Anonymousreply 356October 23, 2021 5:10 PM

I wonder why the Mail would take that down? It doesn't frighten easily.

by Anonymousreply 357October 23, 2021 5:14 PM

Probably because it's a pap story about the private movements of the royals, which is not a public interest story but could pose a security risk, r357.

by Anonymousreply 358October 23, 2021 9:32 PM

Wearing black to a wedding? 🤔

by Anonymousreply 359October 23, 2021 9:39 PM

^ She fat.

by Anonymousreply 360October 23, 2021 9:40 PM

Poor Eugenie... there's so much girdle going on under that polyster I fear organ damage.

But... good for her for trying.

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by Anonymousreply 361October 23, 2021 9:42 PM
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