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RIP Queen Elizabeth II

#1 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Sep 08, 2022 11:50 am

RIP, cousin.
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Re: RIP Queen Elizabeth II

#2 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:02 pm

I'm almost 70 years old and until today, Elizabeth was Queen of England my entire life. The older I got, the harder a time I had wrapping my head around it.

Amazingly, she appeared in public two days ago to meet with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss (she had the traditional farewell meeting with Boris Johnson a few days earlier). She looked surprisingly good in the photos with Truss, so whatever happened must have come upon her fairly suddenly.
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#3 Post by a1mamacat » Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:04 pm

I am in tears. She has been a role model all my life.

God bless you, Your Majesty. We will miss you 😢
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Re: RIP Queen Elizabeth II

#4 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:15 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:02 pm
I'm almost 70 years old and until today, Elizabeth was Queen of England my entire life. The older I got, the harder a time I had wrapping my head around it.

Amazingly, she appeared in public two days ago to meet with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss (she had the traditional farewell meeting with Boris Johnson a few days earlier). She looked surprisingly good in the photos with Truss, so whatever happened must have come upon her fairly suddenly.
She was crowned June 2, 1953. That might have been after your birthday.
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#5 Post by kroxquo » Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:23 pm

Charles immediately becomes king, but has to decide on his "royal" name. Charles does not have a good history in British history (I was beheaded by Parliament and II was gernerally detested) so I doubt he will become Charles III. His full name is Charles Philip Arthur George and he can choose any of those. I'm betting on Philip as a tribute to his father or George VII after his grandfather. He would really be setting himself for failure if he decided to be King Arthur.
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#6 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:13 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:15 pm
She was crowned June 2, 1953. That might have been after your birthday.
My understanding is that she became Queen immediately upon her father's death, just as Charles is now King. The coronation was delayed to allow a period of mourning for King George and to plan all the activities. I presume Charles will also have a coronation ceremony sometime in the future.
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#7 Post by Beebs52 » Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:09 pm

RIP an honorable monarch.
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#8 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:17 pm

kroxquo wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:23 pm
Charles does not have a good history in British history (I was beheaded by Parliament and II was generally detested) so I doubt he will become Charles III.
They're already referring to him as Charles III. Like his given named predecessors, Charles III doesn't have the best reputation with the public either.
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#9 Post by themanintheseersuckersuit » Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:36 pm

kroxquo wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:23 pm
Charles immediately becomes king, but has to decide on his "royal" name. Charles does not have a good history in British history (I was beheaded by Parliament and II was gernerally detested) so I doubt he will become Charles III. His full name is Charles Philip Arthur George and he can choose any of those. I'm betting on Philip as a tribute to his father or George VII after his grandfather. He would really be setting himself for failure if he decided to be King Arthur.
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#10 Post by SportsFan68 » Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:16 pm

The Queen is dead.

Long live the King!

I am a big admirer of Queen Elizabeth. I hope King Charles lives up to his legacy.
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#11 Post by Pastor Fireball » Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:48 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:17 pm
kroxquo wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:23 pm
Charles does not have a good history in British history (I was beheaded by Parliament and II was generally detested) so I doubt he will become Charles III.
They're already referring to him as Charles III. Like his given named predecessors, Charles III doesn't have the best reputation with the public either.
He could go for Charles Philip to honor his father, who passed away last year, but the dual regnal name seems a bit pretentious even for the British.
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#12 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:44 pm

I hope he picks George.

BTW, Lizzie was my 18th cousin.
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#13 Post by Spock » Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:33 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:13 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:15 pm
She was crowned June 2, 1953. That might have been after your birthday.
My understanding is that she became Queen immediately upon her father's death, just as Charles is now King. The coronation was delayed to allow a period of mourning for King George and to plan all the activities. I presume Charles will also have a coronation ceremony sometime in the future.
I haven't looked up any dates yet-but, I have always heard that she was staying at the Tree Tops Lodge in Kenya when her father died and that she went upstairs a Princess and came down a Queen.

She was the last world leader with a WW2 role-she was a motor pool mechanic during the war.

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#14 Post by kroxquo » Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:41 pm

kroxquo wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:23 pm
Charles immediately becomes king, but has to decide on his "royal" name. Charles does not have a good history in British history (I was beheaded by Parliament and II was gernerally detested) so I doubt he will become Charles III. His full name is Charles Philip Arthur George and he can choose any of those. I'm betting on Philip as a tribute to his father or George VII after his grandfather. He would really be setting himself for failure if he decided to be King Arthur.
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#15 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:43 pm

Bob Harris wrote:Getting used to the phrase “King Charles”

My brain may need a week to stop adding “Cocker Spaniel"
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#16 Post by Bob Juch » Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:33 am

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#17 Post by Beebs52 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:09 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:43 pm
Bob Harris wrote:Getting used to the phrase “King Charles”

My brain may need a week to stop adding “Cocker Spaniel"
Actually it's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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#18 Post by Bob Juch » Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:26 pm

Beebs52 wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:09 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:43 pm
Bob Harris wrote:Getting used to the phrase “King Charles”

My brain may need a week to stop adding “Cocker Spaniel"
Actually it's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Yes, maybe he'll trade in the Corgis for some.
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#19 Post by Beebs52 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:38 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:26 pm
Beebs52 wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:09 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:43 pm
Actually it's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Yes, maybe he'll trade in the Corgis for some.
Cavalier being the operative word...😄
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#20 Post by Spock » Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:33 pm

Frontier Partisans post on the when she learned of her father's death while in Kenya in company with the great Jim Corbett.

https://frontierpartisans.com/27105/princess-in-a-tree/

The "Telling of the Bees" thing is kind of cool also.

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