PDA

View Full Version : Vivat Rex, Vivat Regina!: The Royalty Thread



Pages : 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68

Fergus
05-18-2011, 04:03 PM
HMQ and President McAleese laying wreaths at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDdyzh3AX2s

HMQ visits Guinness! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQyioWeEMDw She's so tiny, I bet that one glass of Guinness would get her nice and buzzed! :rofl:

ETA: Change of clothes and she's off to Croke Park: http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0518/queen.html

According to the itinerary, the State Dinner tonight at Dublin Castle begins at 7:30pm Dublin time (2:30pm US Eastern).

Wondering if RTE or any other broadcaster shows any of the State Dinner "red carpet" live (like they do on C-SPAN in the US)?

:watch:

Parsley Sage, I REALLY dig your guess that she'll be wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara!

Parsley Sage
05-18-2011, 07:09 PM
:

Parsley Sage, I REALLY dig your guess that she'll be wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara!

If not that one, her wedding tiara. :lol:

ETA - RTE is showing some stuff live!

Fergus
05-18-2011, 07:26 PM
State Dinner live via RTE!!!!

http://www.rte.ie/news/player_live.html#schedule

:watch:

Fergus
05-18-2011, 07:43 PM
Parsley Sage, I think you were right about the tiara! It is indeed the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara. :D

President McAleese in a lovely electric blue coat-dress evening gown.

The receiving line is a riot, some lady in black almost totally skipped shaking the DoE and Dr. McAleese's hands!

Parsley Sage
05-18-2011, 07:49 PM
I think I saw someone go through the line and shake hands with the president and HM and then bypassed the DoE and the president's husband :lol:

Parsley Sage
05-18-2011, 07:58 PM
very eclectic mix of fashions at the dinner

Fergus
05-18-2011, 08:01 PM
very eclectic mix of fashions at the dinner

Seriously! From one-shouldered evening gowns to Friday business casual!!! :lol:

Commercial break for a royal nose powdering! Then dinner and speeches!!!

Parsley Sage
05-18-2011, 08:31 PM
THEY CUT OFF THE QUEEN?!?!?!

Ok, I just had to switch links for the feed.

Fergus
05-18-2011, 08:33 PM
OMG, the RTE feed just died in the middle of HMQ's speech!!!

WTF?!?!?!

Ok, THIS queen is pissed. :mad:

Fergus
05-18-2011, 08:39 PM
THEY CUT OFF THE QUEEN?!?!?!

Ok, I just had to switch links for the feed.

Where?

Oh well, its over in a couple minutes. :wuzrobbed

Parsley Sage
05-18-2011, 08:42 PM
Where?

I switched to a link that was on the "Queen Tracker" article page.

This page

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0518/queen_tracker.html

she's finished now.

skatesindreams
05-18-2011, 08:58 PM
Which Tiara and other jewelery/decorations is HM wearing?

Fergus
05-18-2011, 09:18 PM
Which Tiara and other jewelery/decorations is HM wearing?

It's definitely the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

It looked like a Celtic harp-shaped brooch.

Here's a link to a close-up video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwaqpumuDds

nerdycool
05-18-2011, 09:55 PM
She was also wearing one of her mystery necklaces. The picture of the closeup I linked to was taken when she was in Singapore in 2006, and since she tends to wear gifts from that country during official visits, it's speculated that it was a gift from Singapore.

Picture (http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/msg/1305746576.html) tonight

Picture (http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f20/queen-elizabeth-ii-tiaras-and-necklaces-1-nov-2005-nov-2007-a-6908-5.html#post403287) of a closeup during a previous outing.

AragornElessar
05-18-2011, 11:52 PM
Yesterday was the 40th Birthday of HRH Crown Princess Maxima of The Netherlands. She spent it w/her Husband and Mother in Law presenting The Orange Awards and looked in fine form too.

Maxima, William-Alexander and Queen Beatrix at The Orange Awards Luncheon (http://www.maximaiscool.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=432:uitreiken-appeltjes-van-oranje-17-mei&catid=35:activiteiten&Itemid=61)

Happy Belated Birthday to one of my favourite non British Royals!!! :D

Edited to add...An article about the rumoured ill health of HM King Juan Carlos of Spain.

Monsters and Critics ~ Growing concern in Spain over King Juan Carlos' health (http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1639088.php/Growing-concern-in-Spain-over-King-Juan-Carlos-health)

I'd heard about the removal of the lung tumour, but thought he was on the mend, so was shocked when I saw the pictures of the Celebrations welcoming Spain's Soccer/Football Team home after their triumph at last year's World Cup in South Africa. Not only was his colour bad, but he looked incredably frail as well. Any pictures of him since then have been the same. At least the ones I've seen.

He's a man I deeply respect for how he's helped Spain transistion from a Dictatorship into a Democracy. It's so sad to see him looking so ill these days. :(