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Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch

 
 
Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 04:41 am
This may be of interest to some here.

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Cheering crowds have greeted the Queen in Edinburgh on the day she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch.

Bad weather delayed her arrival at Waverley Station, but the 89-year-old Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have now begun the day's engagements.

The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months - calculated at 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes at about 17:30 BST.

She passes the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

Dressed in turquoise with her trusty black handbag at her side, the Queen smiled and waved to those gathered at the station.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34177107<br />

I'm more interested in this record.

Quote:
Wayne Rooney said it was a "dream come true" to break Sir Bobby Charlton's England goalscoring record and set his sights on adding to his total.

The 29-year-old Manchester United striker's penalty in the 2-0 win over Switzerland in a Euro 2016 qualifier took his tally to 50 goals.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34193281
 
saab
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 05:20 am
She is an amazing person - doing her duties, still going strong and it seems like she is more open than a few years ago.
I bow in respect for her.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 05:23 am
@saab,
There were people queueing up on the radio to say how funny and witty she is and that she's brilliant at impressions. Without doubt they were all a bunch of arselicking sycophants, but I think there might be some truth in it.
saab
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 06:34 am
@izzythepush,
She is colorfull dressed as most of the royals in contrast to Merkels 50 shades of the same.
She seems to think before she talks in contrast to a lot of political head of states.
I have relatives, who have met her and were impressed by her. They are far from being sycophants.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 08:18 am
@saab,
She seems like a smart, tough woman.
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George
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 08:28 am
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Queen_Victoria_1887.jpg
We are not amused.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 09:07 am
This is a link to a graph showing Liz's reign compared to other World leaders. In a nutshell when she became queen Harry Truman was president, Winston Churchill was prime minister and Stalin was leader of the Soviet Union.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34179704
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Foofie
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 12:03 pm
As a teenager in WWII, she told the British children to have a good night's sleep, so to speak, on radio broadcasts.

The question is, who can replace of person of her caliber?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 12:05 pm
@Foofie,
There's no question about it Fluff, there's a dynastic line, Charles, William George.
Foofie
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 12:06 pm
@George,
George wrote:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Queen_Victoria_1887.jpg
We are not amused.


You didn't like the role that Shirley Temple played where she met Queen Victoria, in the black and white movie?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 12:14 pm
There's loads of stuff on the BBC news website including these 'rarely seen' photographs of the young Elizabeth.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-34143130
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 12:17 pm
@izzythepush,
Thanks for that link.

I'm a sucker for old photos like that.
Foofie
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 12:19 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

There's no question about it Fluff, there's a dynastic line, Charles, William George.


And Foofie was a king's favorite hunting Spaniel.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 12:53 pm
@ehBeth,
From there you should be able to navigate around the rest of the website. If you can't let me know.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 01:09 pm
@izzythepush,
I've fallen into the 63 pix in 63 years hole Smile
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 02:08 pm
@izzythepush,
Thank you for the interesting pictures. All this celebrating makes me looking even more forward to fly to GB in a couple of days.
One reason: Tommy Steele and the Glenn Miller Story.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 02:21 pm
@izzythepush,
Loved the photos, also the dogs in them, but .. I would.

Now to navigate further.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2015 02:27 pm
@saab,
Is that on at the West End?

Btw, whenever I go to London I like to visit Camden market.
saab
 
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Reply Thu 10 Sep, 2015 12:06 am
@izzythepush,
No, it is on tour and next week will be in Glasgow.
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