Sunday, June 3, 2012

Today's picture/Queen Elizabeth II

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  1. Ah, bless her! The pageant was magnificently mad - boats full of Robin Hoods, Maoris in feather cloaks, 19th Century sailors - all getting soaking wet and loving it. But I kept wishing HM would sit down, and Prince Philip too. But they stood the whole time!

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  2. How I wish I could have been there, rain and all!

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  3. Wouldn't it have a been a treat to be there!
    Love her.

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  4. I'm very fond of the ol' gal!!!

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  5. 86 Years old and still sharp and apparently hardy. God Save the Queen!
    I had Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose paper dolls when I was a child.

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    1. And I know three 84 year old women who are just the same! Strong, energetic, really alive. Gives one hope, doesn't it?!
      I don't suppose you still have the dear paper dolls??

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  6. I watched some of the pageant on TV. For me, the most astonishing thing was that the Queen (86) and Prince Philip (90) never sat down for the whole, long journey, even though splendid velvet thrones had been prepared for them. Amazing! The weather was dire; cold and wet, just as it was for the coronation.

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    1. They are wonders! They didn't even look uncomfortable.

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  7. I too watched in awe as it all enfolded, but very sad to hear just now, that Prince Phillip has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection. My heart goes out to the Queen having to go through the next events without him by her side, and obviously dreadfully worried.
    Carole

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    1. I haven't heard any updates, other than what William said at the concert.

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    1. I feel so lucky to be alive as she celebrates this wonderful event!

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  9. I remember watching the Coronation as a little girl, it's wonderful to see the Queen celebrating her Diamond Jubilee. She looks marvellous still but it was sad to see her tiny figure walking alone in the procession at St Paul's Cathedral. Prince Philip seems to be much better now and hopefully will soon be back at her side. No wonder he was ill after 4 hours in the cold and rain on that barge!

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    1. They both seem to enjoy quite good health.
      I feel so lucky to be alive to have seen this wonderful occasion. My daughter texted with 'long live the queen.' Elizabeth is greatly loved by so many.

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