Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Viva la Queen

I wish Australia to be a republic, answerable to no foreign country, but I do love my Queen who I, as a child, promised to love, honour and obey. I showed this photo to R, who remarked, I think she does have a sense of humour. Is Her Maj saying, I am skint? I have no money? Her DiL Kate is amused. Suggested captions most welcome.

Photo courtesy some crap tabloid internet media site.

29 comments:

  1. 'I told Mr Abbott I was too busy to meet him'

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    1. Very good Victor. Did you see poor Mrs The Abbott scrounging around on ebay for a used bar fridge, which she did buy. I bet he doesn't give her enough money.

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    1. Pleased you enjoyed it, Gosia.

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  3. I love the Queen also too. :) And I adore Kate.

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    1. Snoskred, it is hard to dislike Kate and she never seems to put a foot wrong.

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  4. I am glad that both of them seem to be having a fine time. I don't adore them though.
    Love Victor's comment, and understand she did say just that during his recent trip to the UK.

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    1. EC, all the better that Victor's quote is close to the truth. I only really like the Queen. The rest...nowt to do with me.

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  5. William NO! Do not toss me the baby! I cannot catch the baby if you toss her. Oh for Lords' sake, go ahead, toss me the baby then."

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    1. Excellent, Strayer. Made me grin with the mental image of little George flying through the air in the direction of HRH.

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    2. The baby is Charlotte.

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    3. George is now too old to chuck at HRH now River?

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    4. Possibly too heavy.

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    5. I bet she could catch the baby, especially with those gloves, that increase grip traction. No problem at all.

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  6. She has a wonderful sense of humour and while she's still sad about losing her mother, I think she's been letting loose with the funny side. Getting with the 21st century and after some of those stodgy formal dinners has been known to imitate spot on the worst of the guests.

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    1. I have heard about the dinner guest imitation too, Jah Teh. One would find it ever so amusing to witness.

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  7. Well what ever it was must have been funny. That is a great photo of those two..
    Don't know if it would be much different for me without the Monarchy.

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    1. Margaret, I suppose that is why there isn't a huge push for us to become a republic, because not much will change day to day.

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  8. Queen, watching the Christmas pageant: He's almost here! I can see the sleigh, Santa is almost here!

    Kate: if you get any more excited you're going to wet your knickers, giggle.

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    1. That's good River. That she who is surely a mistress of pageantry would get excited by a pageant is delightful irony.

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  9. "I wanted my hat to be a smidge lighter in colour, but what can you do? You simply cannot get good staff any more".

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    1. Hels, 'what can you do?' very much matches her gesture. Great.

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  10. I'm too tired to think Andrew but this is definitely one of the nicest pics I've seen of HRM for ages. Personally I think she's amazing, you know how much I love well crafted old things:)

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    1. Grace, as a not well crafted thing, there is no hope for me then when I am old.

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  11. They may cost us an arm and a leg but I do like our Royal Family. But the Queen really is remarkable. She seems happier for the past five years or so... smiling much more than she used to. I think as she passes more on to Will and Charles it lets her be a bit more relaxed.

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    1. Craig, I wonder how the sums work out if you put against the cost of the Royals as against the tourist income they generate and the harder to quantify, good will. I doubt we will ever see her in Australia again.

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  12. I, too, doubt we'll ever see her again, I think it was only in the last week or two it was mentioned that long-distance flights tire her too much; not surprising given she's nearly a nonagenarian and notwithstanding the facilities of a private jet. I think one of her predecessors, Queen Victoria, didn't travel much so HM QEII is not alone in staying at home now.

    For fun, my suggestions for captions:

    "I'm sorry, I can't give you anything, I simply don't carry money, ever."

    Or, ...

    "No, Gerry, I will not play 'pass the parcel' with you."

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    1. Hi Chris. I was amazed at how nimbly she alighted from our Melbourne Z tram not so many years ago. Not both feet on each step like most old people, but straight down, step, step, ground and then hauled herself easily into the waiting SUV.

      The first caption, good. The second, who is Gerry? Gerry Adams?

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    2. Being nimble is, I'm sure, her forte, but within reason. If she hadn't been able to be nimble getting on and off a Z class then I'm sure one of her (staff, minders, minions?) would have insisted on a Siemens crapmobile.

      As for comment 2, yes, got it in one. On reflection I maybe should have bolded the 'not', though, recently, ...

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