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Re: Queens Diamond Jubilee by Spursfan2 on 3 June 2012 12:19pm
Yes I remember that!

I was really refering to security BEFORE the event, how they more or less took the County Buildings to pieces, sealing off rooms etc.

Zak met Princess Anne at an event in Stafford during International Youth Year, when he was a youth leader. Our children, Genevieve and Simon also went, but I prefered to stop at home because it was the day of Band Aid and U2 were on (FAR more important!).

The only royal I have ever got near to (apsrt from apparently being waved at as a baby by the Queen Mom) was Princess Alexandra. When I was working in Youth and Community we had a new Community Education Centre open in Seabridge (Newcastle under Lyme). I had a lot to do with ordering things for it, even down to teaspoons!! The whole Youth and Community Service went to the opening. I wasn't one of the few that met her (upper ranks as usual!!) but I got some pix of her coming down the steps. Unfortunately something must have gone wrong with the printing process (pre-digital) because there are spoilt, they look as though someone has thrown paint on them!! Should've complained I suppose but for some reason I didn't - maybe too busy in those days!!

Re: Queens Diamond Jubilee by tucsonmike on 4 June 2012 12:34am
My silly look @ today's Jubilee events.

Re: Queens Diamond Jubilee by johnnyBgood! on 4 June 2012 1:20am
You're a nutcase Mike. :)
Re: Queens Diamond Jubilee by tucsonmike on 5 June 2012 1:48am
I know John, takes one to know one. :)
Re: Queens Diamond Jubilee by suzulu on 5 June 2012 9:42pm
Highlight of the day - the old planes that flew over Buckingham Palace for the fly past for the Queen flew over my road. I rushed out hoping that they would come this way as they have before, and they did, right over my head! Flying so low because of the cloud. Magnificent sight! (I'm easily pleased!)

In the rush to get out, I forgot my camera.
Re: Queens Diamond Jubilee by johnnyBgood! on 6 June 2012 12:07am
LOl Sue, that's probably the longest post that you've ever made here.

Although that I'm not a royalist, I don't begrudge old Lizzy her celebration. She's done a good job which was not of her choosing.
Re: Queens Diamond Jubilee by tucsonmike on 6 June 2012 2:45am
Watching Piers Morgan
Re: Queens Diamond Jubilee by kazzzz on 6 June 2012 1:03pm
I thought that the Queen looked rather lost without Phil by her side up on that balconey.
Re: Queens Diamond Jubilee by Spursfan2 on 6 June 2012 3:18pm
I must admit I felt very sad for her (as a fellow human being, NOT because of anything else). I know how I would've felt if Zak hadn't been at my side at a big event - and we've 'only' been married 40 years!

It does drive me mad that people are expected to bow and curtesy. No-one is any better or worse than anyone else (crininal acts aside) - nobody should be degrading themselvs (as I see it) for a fellow human being, who just happens to have been born to a wealthy, influential family.

Yes, I adore Johnny Depp and Bono - but if I met them I wouldn't curtesy, so why should I curtesy to the queen?

Re: Queens Diamond Jubilee by Loretto on 6 June 2012 7:29pm
I bow to your honesty Anne.

Seriously though, I admire the fact that the Queen did her public service job for over 60 years now. That's a big deal. However, I do agree with you that no one is better than anyone else. Traditions are very hard to break though. I went to a funeral today and even though it has been well over two years since I stood inside a church I knew every response to the Catholic mass. It has been engrained so deeply that it is hard to forget.
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