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skatesindreams
11-04-2011, 05:55 PM
^^^
Envy makes people say/post strange things.

Jenny
11-04-2011, 06:00 PM
Or maybe these people are just bothered that Frederick picked up his future queen in a bar.

I picked up my future king in a bar - 26 1/2 years and counting!

Stefanie
11-04-2011, 06:12 PM
I picked up my future king in a bar - 26 1/2 years and counting!

As did my parents; they are approaching 31 years of marriage. :)

skipaway
11-04-2011, 06:14 PM
Is Kate Pregnant b/c she won't eat Peanuts? (http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/kate-middleton-sparks-pregnancy-rumors-food-choice-132307426.html)

If they are, fabulous! If not, only a matter of time.

Fergus
11-04-2011, 06:17 PM
Is Kate Pregnant b/c she won't eat Peanuts? (http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/kate-middleton-sparks-pregnancy-rumors-food-choice-132307426.html)

If they are, fabulous! If not, only a matter of time.

I will be the first to :40beers: & :cheer2: them when it happens, but I personally am gonna bet the farm that they're gonna wait until after the Jubilee/Olympics. Just have a feeling. :)

Although securing the line of succession would be the most FABULOUS Jubilee gift they could give HMQ!

And if the first one is a girl, b/c of the succession change adopted at the CHOGM, they're totally gonna name it Elizabeth! :biggrinbo That would be the most awesome tribute imaginable!

my little pony
11-04-2011, 06:23 PM
poor dear, can't she just dislike nuts?

Jenny
11-04-2011, 06:28 PM
Love the idea of Elizabeth! I had thought that they might name a daughter Diana, but given the change in rules, I don't think the naming of the first daughter and potential Queen of England will require some serious thinking.

So many things right about Elizabeth - the legacy of Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II, his beloved grandmother, the reference to the Tudor period when I believe their family trees cross.

And then of course there's the question of what she will be called - Beth, Becky, Liz, Lizzie, Betty, Eliz?

And will little Di be the second daughter? A middle name? Perhaps one of Harry's children?

:rollin:

Jenny
11-04-2011, 06:30 PM
poor dear, can't she just dislike nuts?

Exactly. I also wonder if in consideration of the number of children she is likely to see and touch, she might be trying to make sure that she never had peanut on her hand or something?

Fergus
11-04-2011, 06:31 PM
Just 'cuz I'm bored on a slow Friday afternoon:

How do you get an old queen all "verklempt"? Sing to her!

Go to 3:39 in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF_2sNjgNKQ). She looks to be sincerely touched and sorta surprised by the adulation, its so sweet.

This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCLXIBz11zE) gives me chills. Such a happy celebration so soon after the passing of her mother and sister, I can only imagine the mixed emotions she must have been feeling.

(Subtle licking of bottom lip = HMQ's way of holding back tears?)

Now, almost ten years after the first two and she still looks fabulous (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7ujvOWWfpY) and sincerely moved. :)

Damn, I love that old gal :swoon: . :cheer2: to HMQ!

Andrushka
11-04-2011, 06:46 PM
I'll believe it when it's offically announced,she may just not like peanuts.Alot. I don't like lamb.Will not eat it under any circumstances.Maybe she's the same with peanuts...or maybe she is preggers.Who knows :)

skatesindreams
11-04-2011, 06:51 PM
I'll believe these pregnancy stories when something is officially announced - not before.
The papers have been saying this since the day after the wedding!

floskate
11-04-2011, 07:08 PM
Just 'cuz I'm bored on a slow Friday afternoon:

How do you get an old queen all "verklempt"? Sing to her!

Go to 3:39 in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF_2sNjgNKQ). She looks to be sincerely touched and sorta surprised by the adulation, its so sweet.

This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCLXIBz11zE) gives me chills. Such a happy celebration so soon after the passing of her mother and sister, I can only imagine the mixed emotions she must have been feeling.

(Subtle licking of bottom lip = HMQ's way of holding back tears?)

Now, almost ten years after the first two and she still looks fabulous (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7ujvOWWfpY) and sincerely moved. :)

Damn, I love that old gal :swoon: . :cheer2: to HMQ!

Well thanks Fergus, that's me all verklempt re-watching those videos!!!! :wuzrobbed

I wore my golden jubilee VHS tape out years ago watching and re-watching such an amazing display of thanks and gratitude. I remember thinking that the pundits could be right; that we weren't 'in the mood' for it but I have never been more happy to be proved wrong and more proud to be British than I was on this day. HMQ deserved no less for her life's devotion to us. Amid the financial crises, the wanton destruction of society by certain factors and some kind of fanatical mission by successive governments to take the Great out of Great Britain, I will be eternally greatful for everything she has done for us. I only wish more people here could see the bleakness of living in the UK without a monarchy. Trust me I do NOT begrudge my 70p a year or whatever it is to keep the monarchy up and running!!! :cheer:

maatTheViking
11-04-2011, 07:39 PM
huh, I ate peanuts during my pregnancy. No one told me not to eat them, so I dont know where the article get ther doctors advice from :P

I think she will go crazy trying to fend of pregnancy rumors, poor girl


As for Mary, she used to work for a company my husband used to work for in Denmark, when they were still dating. She kept a very low profile (not many people knew she was even working in Denmark), and apparently did her job well (though my husband didn't work directly with her at all, but there were no bad rumors). I really don't think she is a 'gold-digger' in any kind of way.

To me the whole notion is strange, she is a well educated woman, and she meets a guy where if she want to marry him she has no choice in whether she wants children, in where she lives, in what she does (not career for you), what religion she belongs to. To me someone would have to be crazy in love to accept those terms.

In general Danish media is also very positive about her, and has been from the beginning. Which is not what they have been to all Frederik's previous girl friends...

skatesindreams
11-04-2011, 07:41 PM
Thanks so much Fergus.

floskate, I'm verklempt, also
I love HMQ; and honour her for spending her life in service to the country; it's history, and traditions.
She is a rare person indeed.

AragornElessar
11-04-2011, 09:49 PM
And aren't we all lucky to have Her Majesty around to show us what true class and dignity is all about as well? :)

On another note...Queen Beatrix and Crown Prince Wilhelm-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima are on a tour of the Dutch Caribbean countries at the moment.

You know...While I often look at some of Maxima's choices and go, *shudder*, I do give it to her for always having that inate chutzpah of hers to actually pull it off.

Somewhat. :D

What am I talking about? For example, here's this morning's ensemble. (http://i43.tinypic.com/sm7oy9.jpg) I love that hat, but the rest of it? Not so much. However, Maxima's always just oozing love of life that she really does end up making some awful stuff fashion wise work for her.

At least most of the time.

Speaking of the Dutch...The Order of Splendour's Tiara Thursday for this week focuses on the Antique Pearl Tiara of the Dutch Collection. (http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/11/tiara-thursday-antique-pearl-tiara.html)

I think from the pictures there, Maxima pulls it off the best, but she also usually has the best Tiara hair out of all the Crown Princesses IMO.

edited to add...This photo didn't load before I posted. One of the very few women, Royal or Non Royal, who actually does look good in that shade of yellow. This was from yesterday's activities. (http://i43.tinypic.com/ncmqo1.jpg)