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Happy 85th Liz!

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Happy 85th Liz!

Postby Fat Bob » 12th May, '11, 08:54

Queen Elizabeth II (the Queen of half the world) is 85 today! Long may she reign!

And she was hot at one point too!

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Re: Happy 85th Liz!

Postby Pinklepurr » 12th May, '11, 11:05

I do hope she got that Ipad she was after....surely the grandkids got one for her.
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Re: Happy 85th Liz!

Postby slinky » 12th May, '11, 11:33

Great photo of young Liz - not sure I've seen many (if any, actually) of her as a young woman.

Out of curiosity, who would you rather see succeed her - Charles or William? Is that the Queen's choice, or does Charles have to abdicate in order for William to take over?
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Re: Happy 85th Liz!

Postby Morrolan » 12th May, '11, 11:56

why does she have a Grenadier's badge on her hat?
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Re: Happy 85th Liz!

Postby Fat Bob » 12th May, '11, 13:59

Sorry, the photos are actually due to Liz being the second longest reigning monarch in England/UK. Liz is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Grenadier Gaurds, but I'm unclear when she became such. Liz did serve in the ATS in WWII, I think photo is of this period.
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Re: Happy 85th Liz!

Postby Tas » 12th May, '11, 14:20

Watched The Kings Speech the other week, really enjoyed, got me thinking that it was quite an interesting little piece of history. So when there was a doco the other week on the real kings speech, not disputing the movie, but a doco including quite a bit of footage of the time, recordings and former patients of the speech therapy chap it became quite an interesting watch, particularly given the cross over to WWII of these events.
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Re: Happy 85th Liz!

Postby Bender » 12th May, '11, 15:16

With thanks to Wiki:

"The Queen's Official Birthday, also known as "the Queen's Birthday" is the day on which the birthday of the monarch of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms is officially celebrated later than the actual day of the current monarch's birthday. The exact date of the celebration varies from country to country, and marks the real birthday of the sovereign only by coincidence (the current monarch, Elizabeth II, was born on 21 April 1926)."
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Re: Happy 85th Liz!

Postby daffodil » 12th May, '11, 20:48

slinky wrote:Great photo of young Liz - not sure I've seen many (if any, actually) of her as a young woman.

Out of curiosity, who would you rather see succeed her - Charles or William? Is that the Queen's choice, or does Charles have to abdicate in order for William to take over?


The latter I'd think, though I'm no expert on the Royals.

As to your first question, who cares? They're all barmy hangers-on anyway ;)
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