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Re: The Royals!

Posted: May 4th, 2015, 9:37 am
by Vecchiolarry
Hi,

The new baby princess has a name:

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.....

I don't care for the Diana bit - - would have preferred Eleanor or Anne - but it's not my kid!!!

Larry

Re: The Royals!

Posted: May 4th, 2015, 9:49 am
by Masha
I have read that the baby is eight pounds.

That is $12.09 in American.

Re: The Royals!

Posted: May 4th, 2015, 3:19 pm
by Rita Hayworth
Vecchiolarry wrote:Hi,

The new baby princess has a name:

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.....

I don't care for the Diana bit - - would have preferred Eleanor or Anne - but it's not my kid!!!

Larry



I agree with you Larry, I really prefer Anne over Diana any day of the week.

Re: The Royals!

Posted: May 4th, 2015, 4:55 pm
by Professional Tourist
Vecchiolarry wrote:Hi,

The new baby princess has a name:

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.....

I don't care for the Diana bit - - would have preferred Eleanor or Anne - but it's not my kid!!!

Larry

Thanks for the update. I like the whole name, including the 'Diana' -- am glad Prince William is remembering his mother in his daughter's name. :)

Re: The Royals!

Posted: September 3rd, 2015, 1:37 pm
by Vecchiolarry
Hi,

Royalty Milestone:

On September 9th, The Queen will become the longest reigning monarch in British history.
She will surpass her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, 7 months and 3 days.
On the 9th, Elizabeth II will have reigned 63 years, 7 months and 4 days!!!!!!!!!

However, at 89 now, she does not appear to be ill, old, senile or incapacitated - and will probably go on into her 90's. Her mother lived to 102!
Personally, I hope to see her celebrate a "Platinum Jubilee" in 2022..

I am leaving tomorrow for London and hosting a champagne picnic for 19 friends at Hampton Court Palace in the Gardens there. Also, HCP is celebrating its 500 anniversary.

Larry

Re: The Royals!

Posted: September 5th, 2015, 12:24 am
by Sue Sue Applegate
How delightful! I loved visiting Hampton Court. It's gorgeous. The day I went, the Royal Flower Show was adjacent the grounds. Let us know all about your fun!
Safe travels! Take pictures.

I'm happy that Queen Elizabeth II will be able to surpass her great-great-grandmother.

Re: The Royals!

Posted: September 8th, 2015, 10:55 am
by moira finnie
Pictures, Larry!! Please. Have fun and wish the Queen all the best for us.

Re: The Royals!

Posted: September 9th, 2015, 6:21 pm
by Rita Hayworth
Looking forward hearing about your trip ... thanks for the heads up Larry!

Re: The Royals!

Posted: September 11th, 2015, 1:32 am
by mrsl
Me, too Larry, have a great trip and bring back some photos.

Re: The Royals!

Posted: February 6th, 2016, 10:31 am
by Vecchiolarry
Hi,

February 6, 1952:

Britain's King George VI dies suddenly at his Sandringham home. He was 56.
His elder daughter, Princess Elizabeth, automatically becomes Queen Elizabeth II.
Which means that today, February 6, 2016, she has been the monarch for 64 years.

Larry

Re: The Royals!

Posted: February 8th, 2016, 4:40 pm
by Sue Sue Applegate
She amazes us all! 64 years. Wow!

Re: The Royals!

Posted: April 20th, 2016, 10:13 pm
by Vecchiolarry
Hi,

April 21, 2016:

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday today at Windsor Castle.
Three friends of mine and I are going to be there to watch a "walkabout" she will do from the State Apartments through the Lower Ward and out into the town.
Then, I fly home on Friday from Heathrow Airport, which is just up the road from the castle.

Larry

Re: The Royals!

Posted: April 21st, 2016, 8:17 am
by Professional Tourist
Image
Long live the Queen! 8)

Re: The Royals!

Posted: April 24th, 2016, 11:24 am
by Rita Hayworth
PT, thanks for posting that picture - I just can't believe that she's 90 years old ... Amazing Lady/Queen!!!

Re: The Royals!

Posted: June 10th, 2016, 10:09 pm
by Vecchiolarry
Hi,

Although in Britain and the Commonwealth all this weekend, they're celebrating the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (her official birthday), it is actually the 95th birthday of her husband, Prince Philip = June 10, 1921......
Both are great, great grandchildren of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Also, she is a great, great granddaughter and he is a great grandson of King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark.
And, he is a great, great grandson of Czar Nicholas I and Czarina Alexandra of Russia.

Larry