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  • #16
    Oooops - I had to keep looking didn't I ------------------ I stumbled across one that definitely got to me, still - won't call the Queen "hot" as wouldn't be prudent,,, lol

    but a beauty? yes indeed...


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    • #17
      With A.I. colorization...


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      • #18
        Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
        Oooops - I had to keep looking didn't I ------------------ I stumbled across one that definitely got to me, still - won't call the Queen "hot" as wouldn't be prudent,,, lol

        but a beauty? yes indeed...
        Looks like she is wearing a dress cut from the same bolt of cloth used to upholster the couch.
        The monarchy, generations of inbreeding among the upper class families of Europe.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Moxiedad2001 View Post
          After watching the series "The Crown," I have a new-found respect for both the queen and her role, which I had never quite understood before.
          You realise, of course, that "The Crown" is a work of fiction. That said, having seen the shenanigans that other countries go through to elect their presidents (and the huge cost that entails) I wouldn't want to swap our constitutional monarchy with any other system. Neither would I want to swap my life with theirs, being born into a gilded fish-tank: for some, their entire life mapped out before they are even born, and others basically spare parts ('an heir plus a spare' is not an empty phrase) or surplus to requirements, but still hounded by the press at all opportunities. No, not for me.

          George

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          • #20
            Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post

            Looks like she is wearing a dress cut from the same bolt of cloth used to upholster the couch.
            The monarchy, generations of inbreeding among the upper class families of Europe.
            Not a chance,,, look at the pattern, it's most likely the A.I. that's just making it the same color in the different patterns,

            as far as the inbreeding - yeah but I sure don't see any funny looking traits with her...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post

              Looks like she is wearing a dress cut from the same bolt of cloth used to upholster the couch.
              The monarchy, generations of inbreeding among the upper class families of Europe.
              Yes, you'd think the AI colouring program would have better dress sense! And Britain had such a vast range of war-surplus materials to choose from in the late 1940s.

              George

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              • #22
                When I was about 13, we lived out in the country, just on the South side of the Sussex/Surrey county border. One afternoon a police officer knocked at the door and asked if he could use the phone. Police only have jurisdiction in their own counties. He was Sussex, and he explained that the Queen was traveling South by car and the escort was changed as she passed into a different county. The police radio at that time was not considered secure, so he needed the exact time for changing the escort.
                When the royal Rolls Royce passed, the Queen must have been surprised to see all the people waving in the middle of nowhere, but she was gracious enough to wave back.

                It has been calculated that the benifits of tourism and goodwill actually outweigh the costs of having a monarchy.

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                • #23
                  The real looker in the family was Margaret, the Queen's sister...

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                  Still, Elizabeth is a fine lady. She's certainly kept the promise she made on her 21st birthday...

                  "I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. "
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                  • #24
                    The Queen is an avid horse enthusiast as many of you probably know. She has invited me on two occasions to come to England and give a demonstration. The first was 30 years ago and the second was 3 years ago. I declined both times but did think it kind of cool to get an invitation.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Black Forest View Post
                      The Queen is an avid horse enthusiast as many of you probably know. She has invited me on two occasions to come to England and give a demonstration. The first was 30 years ago and the second was 3 years ago. I declined both times but did think it kind of cool to get an invitation.
                      That is pretty cool --- was she aware that you like to hydraulically dismember sheep while their still alive???

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                      • #26
                        I don't know or care to look up the queens exact lineage, but I cannot get out of my mind how inbred the royal family lineage is...

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                        • #27
                          I bet they avoid those DNA ancestory test kits like the plague ( ehww grandma that's just plain wrong! ) Or "how come my family tree looks like a cut off stump?"
                          Last edited by A.K. Boomer; 05-13-2022, 12:34 PM.

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                          • #28
                            When I went to school in the 1950's, we sang "God Save the Queen" every morning before school commenced. Later on, we stopped singing that and sang "Oh Canada" instead. in 1953 or thereabouts, every school kid in Canada got a medal when the queen celebrated her coronation. I never resented the fact that our queen lived in a palace across the ocean somewhere.---Brian
                            Brian Rupnow
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                            Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
                              Being a US citizen, I am not a big fan of royalty. But THE queen is one of the best examples of that group, now or in the past. She has my respect.
                              When we lived in Sweden (later in Britain) we saw that there can be a really good role for a monarch. The King of Sweden would preside over bridge openings, review the troops, hand out Nobel prizes, give diplomas at the major universities, lead parades, and do all that ceremonial stuff. Unlike the USA it didn't turn every event into a political thing... The King represents the entire country, not mostly one side and begrudgingly the other side.

                              Same with the Queen. She represents Great Britain. God Save The Queen.


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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Dan_the_Chemist View Post

                                When we lived in Sweden (later in Britain) we saw that there can be a really good role for a monarch. The King of Sweden would preside over bridge openings, review the troops, hand out Nobel prizes, give diplomas at the major universities, lead parades, and do all that ceremonial stuff. Unlike the USA it didn't turn every event into a political thing... The King represents the entire country, not mostly one side and begrudgingly the other side.

                                Same with the Queen. She represents Great Britain. God Save The Queen.

                                What a great point to bring up --- there's something to be said for at least some form of unity,,, instead of trying to destroy ourselves from the inside-out....

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