Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by AragornElessar, May 21, 2012.
PML that Liz arrives in time for Robbie Williams. I'll bet she's gutted he isn't singing "Rock DJ".
OK - now it really is a concert - Dame Shirley is on stage - 'Diamonds are forever' - gotta love her
Live twitter coverage of the concert for those of us who can't see it:
Wouldn't it be hilarious if Elton John sang "Candle In The Wind" ?
I had the same thought!
Stevie Wonder rocking it
Thought Tom Jones should have had more than 2 songs!! *pout*
I agree - not sure why Kylie got such a long set - and Dame Shirley only got one song?! Still waiting for Madness though!!
Am I safe in assuming that Sex Bomb and You Can Leave Your Hat On were not the 2 songs?
(Looking forward to seeing the concert on delayed ABC broadcast tomorrow night.)
Madness and the lighting on Buckingham Palace was very clever.
Mr. allezfred asked when Paul McCartney came on, "Can we just fast forward this bit?"
Paul McCartney having problems hitting some of them notes - it's a tad painful to listen to . Maybe Lizzie can sneak in early to light the beacon and set fire to Paul by mistake
lol painful is the word
Bring back Tom Jones, he was fab
Macca should be put out to pasture.
Good speech by Charlie
Lovely speech by Prince Charles
Am in patriotic voids
Love the fireworks
Love the synchronised flag waving to Land Of Hope and Glory
awww man! 'I vow to thee my country' and 'Land Of Hope and Glory' playing as fire works go off over a Buckingham palace lit up in red, white and blue!
Well of course they did. As the Patron and also main Royal that worked on the River Pageant, Charles *would* be the one to greet HM and Phillip on their arrival yesterday. It wasn't them being out in front to parade Camilla, but just the way things work. As I understand it, if a Royal is a Patron who has been very hands on at the planning of an event HM will be attending, then they will be the ones to greet her at the actual event.
Could be wrong on that, but it's what I've noticed over the years and Christopher Warwick also mentioned that as well yesterday during the CTV coverage.
BTW...Congratulations on the quick sale of your house and Good Luck w/the move!!
Yes, he'll be 91 on the coming weekend, so even w/him being in the shape he's in, this isn't something to fool around w/. The timing of it all just out and out plain stinks though. It makes watching HRH standing for the entire event yesterday even more amazing.
I also just heard one commentator say that if there were events of the Weekend to miss, yesterday would have been the one that Phillip would have hated missing as a Navy man. It is just out and out a shame regardless.
A very speedy recovery to HRH!!
*blinks* Commander Lightoller? *That* Commander Lightoller? Commander Lightoller of the RMS Titanic Commander Lightoller?
How in the name of everything Royal and Holy did the commentators on Cdn TV miss giving us *that* piece of information if so!?! The Dunkirk Little Ships really were amazing to see.
And yes, there was a Maori War Canoe as part of the Manned Ships portion of the Pageant and they were pretty impressive to see.
I saw the final part of the Concert w/Charles' speech, HM lighting the National Beacon and those out of this world fireworks. What a show!!
I just wish there'd been a way to watch the entire thing live instead of the packaged thing we'll be getting here in North America tomorrow night.
We can hope that, in time, some of these events might appear on YT's "The Royal Channel".
Not until after the Olympics apparently
Prince Charles' tribute to the Queen.
Yes, Herbert "Lights" Lightoller. (He never went by Charles; had a ne're-do-well cousin by that name.) Titanic was really one of the LESS interesting things he ever did, and I'd argue that the most heroic thing was loading up Sundowner (which is really meant to take like 20 people tops) with over a hundred soldiers. Legend has it (though both his biographer and Walter Lord repeat it) that one Tommy aboard heard their skipper was on the Titanic and thought about jumping, and someone else pointed out "If he could survive that, he could survive anything!"
There was an article linked from the C.H. Lightoller Appreciation Page on Facebook (um...I'm kind of a Titanorak. And Lights is my particular area of interest.) Had a picture of Sundowner and comments from another owner of a "little ship" from Dunkirk on how potentially tricky the 'parade' was going to be.
I am going to have to google pictures of the war canoe! I've seen one in New Zealand, but that was just on display. Paddling down the Thames would be a sight to see!
Heads up for Canadians, if you have BBC Canada, they have extensive coverage of the church service tomorrow and a few special programs throughout the day such as newsreel footage of the Coronation and "All the Queen's Horses" which is the Windsor Horse show.
The church service repeats at 6pm eastern on BBC Canada.
Here are the fireworks over Buckingham Palace!!
thanks for posting this!
Hey, I'm a fellow Titanic-ophile, so you're preaching to the Choir here. Still can't believe none of the Cdn commentators mentioned that though.
It was pretty impressive. I'd even swear during the time they were shown that they were doing a Haka in the canoe. I'd have to see it again, but I could almost swear that's what they were doing.
THANK YOU!!! Got it good to go in the other room.
And now...I'm off to try and catch a quick nap before the festivities begin.
Aw bless her walking up the aisle on her own ((Queen))
I'm behind on the coverage snce I just got up and am watching my tivo coverage, so I appreciate all the current reports. I'm happy just thinking Floskate is there taking it all in in person
That's almost as bad as having a slam poet.
She's a grand old dame! Three cheers for Her Majesty!
You could see it in her eyes that she's getting tired, it's been a long, wonderful, and stressful weekend for her, I'm sure.
Kate looks gorgeous in pale pink (or beige?) lace.
If anyone finds youtube links of the carriage procession, please post them. I'm going to be at work, with no access to watch it.
And WELL DONE to Telegraph.co.uk and all the other British news services who have provided NON-geoblocked online feeds.
Vivat Regina Elizabetha!
Poor Harry looks like a spare cog holding up the rear all by himself walking out of the Guild Hall He did in the Abbey as well - but Wills kept turning to talk to him at the end of the walk back up the aisle!! At least he gets to share the carriage with Will and Kate!!
ETA: The Princes all look dapper in their morning coats and top hats, and all 3 ladies look just lovely. It appears to be drizzling but Lizzie has kept the hoods down - turning down the Australian Coach that has central heating !!
Would someone who captured the Service of Thanksgiving be willing to share it with me?
All expenses covered, of course.
Yeah, it's a hard color to describe... so how about pinkish-beige? Some articles are calling it "nude" and I don't think that accurately describes it either. But yes, she looks fabulous! And there is no baby bump whatsoever. So if she is pregnant (which I doubt), it just barely happened.
I'm also interested to see Princess Eugenie's outfit from the front without her hands hiding part of it. Love the color of it and the hat, regardless.
She looks amazing:
The color varied between "very pale pink" and "nude" depending on lighting.
Definitely one of her very best looks yet - the neckline!
Love the Queen's dresses these past few days as well - radiant!
Down comes the rain - but nothing is dampening the spirits of the crowds as they wait for the royal family to come out on the balcony and then the fly past!!
Frigging awesome Fly past!
The crowds singing 'God Save The Queen' are ALMOST (I said ALMOST!) making me tear up !
LOL Kate always looks like she's having a cheeky flirt with Harry
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