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Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by kazzzz on 21 February 2009 2:36pm
 
So John, give us all the details of your close encounter with a royal kind....
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by Spursfan on 21 February 2009 4:42pm
 
I have never felt sorry for a member of that famly before but now I do - poor princess Anne, being so close to Johnny!!

:P
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by suzulu on 21 February 2009 9:35pm
 
Oooo, Anne!

The last time I saw the Queen and Prince Phil was three years ago in St Paul's Cathedral. It was the 60th anniversary of the UN and there was a special service. Was lucky to be there - it was someone else's ticket, she couldn't go. Also saw Paddy Ashdown and heard Tony Blair (he gave a reading and we were too far back to see him) - not royals, I know, but thought I would mention it, ha ha haaa.

My father met the Queen about 27 years ago in St Davids's Cathedral.
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by tucsonmike on 22 February 2009 1:23am
 
We saw the Queen Mom in a car coming into Buckingham Palace in 1991.
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by kazzzz on 22 February 2009 2:03am
 
Princess Anne is in Melbourne today, she attended this morning's National Day Of Mourning ceremony for the bushfire victims.
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by johnnythemonkey on 22 February 2009 9:22am
 
Tell her you know JTM, she'll be impressed. :)
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by geordiegirl on 22 February 2009 1:47pm
 
Good for P. Anne. she does put herself about & puts a lot of the others to shame by her hard work, I think.

Like most of us, I expect, Kazzzz, I'm thinking of you all today. The Day of Mourning has been on our news bulletins today.
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by kazzzz on 22 February 2009 2:09pm
 
Oh it was terribly sad, I watched it with Mum and we were in floods of tears, I think it was held a bit too soon to be honest, they're still finding remains and a lot of people haven't had closure. I think it should have been a couple of months down the track, ideally.
I think our PM Kevin Rudd spoke tremendously well.
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by johnnythemonkey on 23 February 2009 1:12pm
 
Here's a link to one of the pics I took of Princess Anne.
[IMG]http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/johnnythemonkey/DSCF0036.jpg[/IMG]

I have to say that she's got a 'no bad' figure for an oldie......shame about the face. :)
I'll put my usual views on royalty aside and say that her visit was low key and her security likewise and unobtrusive.
The museum is about the industrial ( iron, steel and coal ) and social history of my town and surrounding area.
She seemed genuinely interested ( or a good actress ) and spent quite a bit of time chatting with the staff. There were'nt a lot of people around ( this is'nt exactly a royal stronghold ! ) and we were able to walk around within a few feet of her. I had to smile at the attitude of some of my fellow townfolk, who sat in the museum tearoom sipping their tea and eating cake and not showing the least bit of interest as she walked within a few feet of them. Overall, she made a positive impression on this old Republican.
 
Re: Which Palinites have recently seen a member of the Royal family? by Spursfan on 23 February 2009 3:20pm
 
I like your townfolk's attitude, Johnny! It really annoys me how people fawn around the royal family as if they are some sort of deity! The way they are treated (and her visit to Stafford gave me a bit of an insight) is ridiculous. At the end of the day they are human beings the same as the rest of us - the only difference being that their ancestors 'got lucky' in centuries gone by.

I refuse to bow or curtsey to any royal; I would merely treat them with the same politeness and respect that I would any other human being (apart from Arsenal hahaha).

[Nice photo by the way Johnny - I like the way that P. Anne and the lady in blue are mirroring each other's expressions!]

Anne *being carted off to the Tower as you read this*
 
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