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AragornElessar
04-02-2012, 09:38 PM
I loved the pictures of Harry and Sophie too. Nice to see.

There's a member over at The Royal Forums who also has her own site/blog and writes some really interesting articles on the Royals and Royal History. Her latest looks at the Canadian connection w/the Royal Family. Obviously inspired by the birth of little Isla...

Carolyn Harris : Royal Historian ~ Queen Elizabeth II’s second great-grandchild Isla Elizabeth Phillips born March 29, 2012: Canadians in the Royal Family (http://www.royalhistorian.com/queen-elizabeth-iis-second-great-grandchild-isla-elizabeth-phillips-born-march-29-2012-canadians-in-the-royal-family/)

BTW, it's not mentioned there, but Lord Downpatrick was one of Diana's many Godchildren. I remember the pictures taken, because the Separation had only just been announced at that time.

And...

Express ~ PRINCE WILLIAM FORCED TO STOP RIDING FAVOURITE MOTORBIKE BY MICE (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/311627/Prince-William-forced-to-stop-riding-favourite-motorbike-by-mice)

Sorry for the caps, but some reason that site does that eveytime. Anyway...


Prince William has been forced to stop riding his favourite motorbike after mice chewed through the wiring and caused 6,000 damage, sources said yesterday.

Yikes!! It is truly amazing just how much chaos and trouble those furry little critters can cause.

skipaway
04-04-2012, 01:17 AM
This was on ABC News with Diane Sawyer. Britain's Antiques Roadshow had a woman on, who was assistant to Lord Snowden. She brought a photo of Diana with her sons. Very neat story.

Princess Diana and her Sons (http://news.yahoo.com/video/entertainment-15749636/unseen-princess-diana-photo-appears-28811074.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fentertainment-15749636%252Funseen-princess-diana-photo-appears-28811074.html)

skatesindreams
04-04-2012, 01:27 AM
I hope Their Royal Highness's have seen that, and remember the shot.
It's wonderful; and so very genuine.
I love Princess Diana's bare feet!

victoriajh
04-04-2012, 06:32 AM
This was on ABC News with Diane Sawyer. Britain's Antiques Roadshow had a woman on, who was assistant to Lord Snowden. She brought a photo of Diana with her sons. Very neat story.

Princess Diana and her Sons (http://news.yahoo.com/video/entertainment-15749636/unseen-princess-diana-photo-appears-28811074.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fentertainment-15749636%252Funseen-princess-diana-photo-appears-28811074.html)

Lovely to see, gosh When you see that and think about how much she loved her boys it makes me miss her all over agin!

Fergus
04-04-2012, 03:09 PM
Hey, 'memba when Michelle Obama gently placed a hand on HMQ's back?

Go to :50 in this video (http://www.britishpathe.com/video/king-and-queen/query/king+george+queen+elizabeth+united+states) to see Eleanor Roosevelt gently guide the Queen Mum into place on the receiving line in '39. :)

(They meet Tallulah Bankhead's parents! Her dad was Speaker of the House.)

IceAlisa
04-04-2012, 03:10 PM
Isn't there some sort of a handler that tells the POTUS and his entourage about the do's and don'ts with the royals? :rolleyes:

Fergus
04-04-2012, 03:13 PM
^ I think the best part is Mrs. Roosevelt towering over the Queen Mum, they look like a Soviet pair team from the late 70s! :lol:

skatesindreams
04-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Isn't there some sort of a handler that tells the POTUS and his entourage about the do's and don'ts with the royals? :rolleyes:

The person who consults with US "officialdom" about these matters is the Chief of Protocol, who holds the rank of Ambassador:
http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/

IceAlisa
04-04-2012, 04:39 PM
Asleep on the job, it seems.

PDilemma
04-04-2012, 04:48 PM
Asleep on the job, it seems.

My guess is that in less formal moments, both First Ladies (ER long ago and MO recently) forgot the protocol they were told and acted on instinct without really thinking until they had done it. If you are a person who naturally touches people you feel comfortable with in social situations, it would be easy to have that forgetful moment.

IceAlisa
04-04-2012, 04:55 PM
Umm, no this is not an example of a social situation.

milanessa
04-04-2012, 05:26 PM
Umm, no this is not an example of a social situation.

It's not like the royals themselves haven't had these, largely inconsequential, moments.

IceAlisa
04-04-2012, 05:32 PM
It's not like the royals themselves haven't had these, largely inconsequential, moments.

And? They do it too?

Prince Philip is rumored to be quite the racist. Does it make it OK for our leaders to act the same?

milanessa
04-04-2012, 05:34 PM
And?

Just doesn't seem like a big deal either way.

IceAlisa
04-04-2012, 05:39 PM
Just doesn't seem like a big deal either way.

Then I wonder why there are all these protocols of the royal etiquette out there. And why we have the Chief of Protocol on our side.