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jimsigs1
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PostSubject: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 13:47

Well, it all seems to have gone off well apart from Prince Phillip catching some dreaded lurgie from the Thames Water. Anyway, he and Her Majesty left standing for over fours hours in that weather, some flunkie should have suggested that they both sat down for the ceremony. After all said and down, there were two perfectly good seats for them to have used, made at some great expense.
Highlights for me :
The puppet war horse seen on the thames bank. Seemed to have amused the Queen.
Buckingham palace superimposed with terraced houses and shops whilst Suggs did his bit of 'Our House'
Rolph Harris looking for a knighthood.
Cliff Richard out of tune and Sir Elton John lost the plot.
Grace Jones's legs -wow.
Best singer for my money - Sir Tom Jones
Best finalle - Sir Paul McCartney with his 'Live and let die theme with fireworks and effects etc.
I expect there will be many, many comments from you all.
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 14:02

Haven't seen it yet Jimsigs, can't get it live here but will be watching it tonight on iPlayer. Was Kings Troops there? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 15:06

Shelldrake,
Can't say I noticed King's Troop but they must have been there.
As a member of the Commonwealth, did Cyprus lite a beacon anywhere on the Island ?
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 16:11

I'm not sure Jimsigs, perhaps they did in the South but nothing here in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, although they have issued a postage stamp with HMQs head on it, which I thought was a nice gesture.
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 16:48



smartest uniform by far ......... harumph harumph
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 16:50

jimsigs1 wrote:


Best singer for my money - Sir Tom Jones
Best finalle - Sir Paul McCartney with his 'Live and let die theme with fireworks and effects etc...............

No arguments there, but Robbie Williams did his best to garble a lyric in what is
the current fashion.........

And was that Cheryl Cole beaming behind Her Maj's right shoulder ? What the hell has an indifferent vocalist, well versed in undecipherable Geordie, ever done to warrant even more exposure ? ( That's M/s Cole, I mean, not Her Maj, so call off the Corgis )
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 17:15

I agree Cartav - Ms Cheryl Cole is a disaster and publicity seeker. She can't sing so what the hell the organisers were thinking of when she was chosen. She must have a bloody good agent who probably got a good commission.
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 17:22

Looking at the Royals arriving at the foot of St Pauls, I noticed that they are now using Guards RSM's as doormen. (opening car doors and saluting). Gee gods ! what ever next. Couldn't they have used officials with uniforms similar the the Royal drivers etc. Or what about using the Yeoman Warders etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 18:48

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smartest uniform by far ......... harumph harumph

Quite Johnboy. But why the submariners badge?

Don`t see any remarks on the" Adele" moment by the painter from down under...
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 18:50

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Looking at the Royals arriving at the foot of St Pauls, I noticed that they are now using Guards RSM's as doormen.

Any RSM would give their back teeth for that job...Including Scaley`s
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 19:16

[quote="Gordon."]
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smartest uniform by far ......... harumph harumph

Quite Johnboy. But why the submariners badge?

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Submarines go down, don't they ?

(That's me for the Tower). pale
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 19:27

Shelldrake

The Kings Troop were on parade. In the preamble to the main ceremonies they were shown departing Wellington Barracks. They the fired as 60 Gun Salute from Horse Guards Parade Ground during the Royal Carriage Drive from Westminster to Buckingham Palace.
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 19:38

it seems a shame that her majesty.our wonderful queen ,should have to sit and watch a lot of fat ugly and talentless old queens trying to entertain her , whatever has happened to britains entertainment imdustry , ginger
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 20:06


The only show more cringe-making than last night's do was that apalling fiasco they put on for the Queen Mother's 100th birthday celebrations a while back.

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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   5/6/2012, 21:08

Gordon,

I respect your opinion. Good job they didn't use the GSM for that job.

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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   6/6/2012, 02:47

Watching the assorted 'royal's' arriving at St Paul's a thought crossed my mind ... doesn't any of this bunch have a mirror at home.

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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   6/6/2012, 05:30

Best act for me was Sir Tom Jones followed closely by Dame Shirley Bassey. Sir Cliff tried a little too hard to "entertain". You never see Elton John and Jack Duckworth in the same room nor, for that matter, Ken Dodd and Paul McCartney!


I wonder if they all had a ride on the "Chair o' Plane" mounted on the Birthday Cake at the end? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   6/6/2012, 05:35

gingerjim wrote:
it seems a shame that her majesty.our wonderful queen ,should have to sit and watch a lot of fat ugly and talentless old queens trying to entertain her , whatever has happened to britains entertainment imdustry , ginger



Not like you to sit on the fence, Ginge! Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   6/6/2012, 06:55

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Watching the assorted 'royal's' arriving at St Paul's a thought crossed my mind ... doesn't any of this bunch have a mirror at home.

Often think the same when wandering about town..



Did you have anyone particular in mind Len? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   6/6/2012, 08:03

Thank God it's all over says I
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   6/6/2012, 10:17

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I wonder if they all had a ride on the "Chair o' Plane" mounted on the Birthday Cake at the end? [/quote]

Aha! So that's why Cheryl Cole was invited !

( and see someone on the net has been pretty smart at updating my age !
D-Day & today worth celebrating )
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   6/6/2012, 11:45

Well aren't some of you a little cynical ?? I watched it all over here in the Colony and was impressed by the whole show.........so what if someone wasn't in tune etc. It was about the occasion not the singer !!
Made me proud to be BRITISH, no one could put a show on like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   6/6/2012, 12:06

Are you having a birthday to day David?..If so ...Have a good un... drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   6/6/2012, 12:14

Guess you're right Pinky ! It's fashionable to knock the system & thank God we are allowed to do so. Adverse comment should be directed at the weather, perhaps............... And at all those
newcomers who were conspicuous by their absence when it came to waving the flag !
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PostSubject: Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee   6/6/2012, 12:16

Thanks Gordon ! Celebrating the Transit of Venus too, if I can find her............t
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