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floskate
11-03-2011, 07:08 PM
In honour of Her Maj's diamond jubilee next year although no doubt we'll be onto thread three by then ;)

Carry on. :)

Fergus
11-03-2011, 07:33 PM
CHEERS! Love the new title! :biggrinbo

Um, I've already scheduled one of my vacation weeks next year around the Jubilee. :shuffle:

skatesindreams
11-03-2011, 08:47 PM
As do I!
We won't lack for subjects to discuss, I'm sure.

Jenny
11-03-2011, 08:50 PM
CHEERS! Love the new title! :biggrinbo

The title is perfect!


Um, I've already scheduled one of my vacation weeks next year around the Jubilee. :shuffle:

Good for you. I am already planning the first year anniversary celebration menu on Apr 29. :rollin:

Lanie
11-03-2011, 09:09 PM
We were planning on going to the UK in late April. Now we can't. :drama: I am so sad!

PDilemma
11-03-2011, 09:22 PM
I was in England during the Queen's Golden Jubilee. If anyone is contemplating a trip for her Diamond, it is possible that there will be good deals for tourists. We got several discounts associated with occasion including on our BritRail passes, free metro cards for London, and a cheaper than usual price on the British Heritage pass which admits you to a number of sites for free or reduced price. Check around the web for specials if you are going or check with a travel agent.

AragornElessar
11-04-2011, 12:53 AM
And another thing to keep in mind...

If you're a member in good standing of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts, you are able to stay at Olive House, The British World Centre. Of course you'd have to do some checking, but last I understood, so long as you are a member of WAGGGS*** in good standing, you can stay at any of the World Centres.

Something to keep in mind. :)

Great new title Flo. Now I just have to remember we've got a new thread title. :D

From Monday night in NYC...

zimbo ~ Princess Madeleine and Prince Daniel of Sweden attend Gala Dinner in NYC for Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Conference Meeting (http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/ISuZVqP4EVS/Swedish+American+Chamber+Commerce+Pre+Conference/kBCdEhzwVT2)

Much better dress choice this time around for Madeleine.

***World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

edited to add...Fergus, I got a taste of what you must have felt like last weekend when all those Royals were in NYC. I watch CTV Toronto news because our local news just out and out sucks and at least I get real news from Toronto. Anyway...Guess where Albert and Charlene were last night and I'm guessing today as well?

They officially opened the Canadian stop of the Princess Grace Exhibit at the TIFF Lightbox last night.

CBC ~ Grace Kelly exhibit explores icon's life (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/11/02/f-grace-kelly-lightbox-exhibit-toronto.html)

Never knew they were coming. Grrrrr!!!!!

I also kept meaning to post this last week, but forgot. HRH Princess Elisabeth of Belgium celebrated her 10th Birthday last week. She will be Belgium's first Queen Regent, but for now is a very cute young lady. The Palace released these photos to mark her 10th Birthday. Hosted by the PicturePush website...

HRH Princess Elisabeth (http://picturepush.com/public/6790590)

W/her proud parents, Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde (http://picturepush.com/public/6790591)

Elisabeth and her Father (http://picturepush.com/public/6790594)

Lovely close up of the two of them (http://picturepush.com/public/6790615)

Close up of the little Princess (http://picturepush.com/public/6790613)

Close up of Elisabeth w/her Parents (http://picturepush.com/public/6790595)

Time flies, doesn't it? She's growing up into a lovely young lady. She also made her first official speech last week when, alongside her Parents, she opened the Princess Elisabeth Hospital for Children in Brussels. She's already performed a couple of duties alongside of either one of or both of her Parents, but this was the first time she'd actually performed a speech.

I really like the way Phillipe and Mathilde are grooming Elisabeth for her future role and think now is the perfect age for her to start doing the odd thing here and there. At least IMO.

Fergus
11-04-2011, 12:28 PM
Because of Bill & Cathy Cambridge's visit with Fred and Mary Denmark, I did some searching for royal gossip online...............

:wideeyes:

OMG, there are some vicious forums out there about trans-global royals! Mary especially is ripped to shreds by many, many posters.

Here's my question: Can we believe them? Is she really the vapid, $-hungry twit they paint her as or is it just the insane ramblings of bitter old queens and spinsters??? Few of them give any sources to back up their postings, but even as a guy who has seen ALOT of twisted things in his lifetime, I was surprised at the vitriol aimed at Mary (and Fred, who they call out for being a huge royal doofus).

Thoughts/comments/opinions?? I'll hunt around at work for the direct links and post them here...........

danceronice
11-04-2011, 03:41 PM
Here's my question: Can we believe them? Is she really the vapid, $-hungry twit they paint her as or is it just the insane ramblings of bitter old queens and spinsters??? Few of them give any sources to back up their postings, but even as a guy who has seen ALOT of twisted things in his lifetime, I was surprised at the vitriol aimed at Mary (and Fred, who they call out for being a huge royal doofus).


Well, considering what we'd have to believe about some skaters if we listened to their uberfans and uberhaters...I'm going to go with there might be a grain of truth in there somewhere. Maybe.

nerdycool
11-04-2011, 03:54 PM
Huh... I haven't heard anything about it. But I concede that I haven't gone looking for people's opinions either.

Could it be true? Maybe. Or maybe these people are just bothered that Frederick picked up his future queen in a bar. But whatever Mary may be, at least she usually looks good! Yeah, that's my shallowness showing.

Fergus
11-04-2011, 05:25 PM
Well, considering what we'd have to believe about some skaters if we listened to their uberfans and uberhaters...I'm going to go with there might be a grain of truth in there somewhere. Maybe.

I totally hear ya. It just sort of blows my mind as to where these people are getting their dish. Is their brother-in-law an equerry or something? :lol:

This is the website (http://royaldish.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=18fdd67cec023c011643f26e2c12cf 43&topic=8012.0). I feel dirty even reading it....... :slinkaway


Huh... I haven't heard anything about it. But I concede that I haven't gone looking for people's opinions either.

Now that I think of it, I wish I hadn't. You know what they say about opinions! ;)


Could it be true? Maybe. Or maybe these people are just bothered that Frederick picked up his future queen in a bar.

Wow, Fred and I have something in common: We're both adept at picking up queens in bars. :D

'Cept I never had to give any of mine tiaras..........just the occasional pearl necklace


But whatever Mary may be, at least she usually looks good! Yeah, that's my shallowness showing.

I second that motion. Who wants a farbissina sittin' on the throne? :D

my little pony
11-04-2011, 05:39 PM
or is it just the insane ramblings of bitter old queens and spinsters??? .

old queens and spinsters are behind so many things

how do w get it all done fergus? ;)

Fergus
11-04-2011, 05:46 PM
^ I tell ya, there just ain't enough hours in the day.

But then again, my nickname isn't "Old Mrs. Angostura" for nuttin'. ;)

AragornElessar
11-04-2011, 05:50 PM
Considering some things I've seen posted over at The Royal Forums about Kate, Mary, Charlene and a few others, and by the same two or three posters *every* single freaking time, I chalk it up to spiteful old hags.

I also wish they'd go away to some of these other forums and be w/their own kind.

edited to add...According to Charles' website, William and Kate will be at the Cenotaph for the UK National Service of Remembrance.

Official Website of The Prince of Wales ~ Sunday 13th November 2011 (http://princeofwales.gov.uk/diary/sunday_13th_november_2011_516835752.html)

Fergus
11-04-2011, 05:53 PM
^ I really must agree. After watching the videos from the UNICEF visit, my first thought was that the British & Danish monarchies will be in very capable hands in the future. :)