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Postby Hiram Land » Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:49 am

There is little drama here at the gates of Balmoral. Little fuss.

Instead a well-rehearsed plan has swung quietly into action.

The police are directing traffic; and every few minutes another reporter or photographer crosses Isambard Kingdom Brunel's bridge over the River Dee to join the throng watching and waiting at the entrance of the estate.

For much of the afternoon the rain teemed down, leaving the purple heather sodden.

At 5.05pm there was a flash of camera bulbs as a motorcade swept past, with Prince William driving a car containing Princes Andrew, Edward; and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.

They have come to a place the Queen loves, perhaps more than anywhere else.

Many people here in Royal Deeside return that affection.

In modern times Balmoral Castle, built in the 1850s for Queen Victoria, has been a constant in the life of the royal family - an enduring symbol of the monarchy.

Tonight thoughts and prayers here are with Victoria's great, great, granddaughter, Elizabeth.

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Postby NewMercia » Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:51 am

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Christian Confederation wrote:Gorbachev is dead, Regan and Bush Sr are dead, Thatcher is dead. Jimmy Carter and the Queen are the last two major ones if we ignore Bill Clinton

So if we don't count Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, John Major, Tony Blair, and loads of other national leaders, the Queen is the last major world leader from the 20th Century. And also isn't really a world leader.

Even Castro and Mandela died in the last decade. I think you're right.

And the Bogdanoffs. They're all copping it. The 20th century is so long ago now, which is quite scary, but I guess that's just how time works...
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Postby Marnrio » Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:52 am

Hiram Land wrote:
There is little drama here at the gates of Balmoral. Little fuss.

Instead a well-rehearsed plan has swung quietly into action.

The police are directing traffic; and every few minutes another reporter or photographer crosses Isambard Kingdom Brunel's bridge over the River Dee to join the throng watching and waiting at the entrance of the estate.

For much of the afternoon the rain teemed down, leaving the purple heather sodden.

At 5.05pm there was a flash of camera bulbs as a motorcade swept past, with Prince William driving a car containing Princes Andrew, Edward; and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.

They have come to a place the Queen loves, perhaps more than anywhere else.

Many people here in Royal Deeside return that affection.

In modern times Balmoral Castle, built in the 1850s for Queen Victoria, has been a constant in the life of the royal family - an enduring symbol of the monarchy.

Tonight thoughts and prayers here are with Victoria's great, great, granddaughter, Elizabeth.

from the BBC


This is not good. :(

There might not be a way to turn back and recover her health but this megathread will keep looking for new pieces of intel on Elizabeth's health.

God, save the queen. :bow:
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Postby Hiram Land » Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:57 am

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Postby Western Westia » Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:59 am

God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
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Long to reign over us,
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Postby Armeattla » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:03 am

You know, watching a personality cult live is pretty fun.
Everyone just having an instant crisis as the head dies off.
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Postby The Orwell Society » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:04 am

She’s a wonderful queen (and that’s coming from an American), but her ticker is just about out of gas and people will have to accept that.
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Postby Allinburg » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:06 am

Armeattla wrote:You know, watching a personality cult live is pretty fun.

+1

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Postby Hiram Land » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:07 am

Around Buckingham Palace dozens of news cameras can be seen pointing at the Queen's London residence.

American tourist Judy Jones who is visiting with her sister told me she remembers watching the Queen's coronation in 1952 on a black and white TV when she was a girl.

"All my memory she has been Queen of England, it's very sad," she said.

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Besides the tourists, Brits are also standing out in the rain outside the palace gates.

Londoner Holly Bell and her mum Rebecca Milner detoured from a gallery to the Palace after hearing the news about the Queen.

She says: "It feels like a historic moment, it felt important to be here. She's a national treasure."

Three floral bouquets have been laid outside the palace gates so far.

Steve Sheppard, who's been in London on business from Aberdeen, says: "Hopefully we don't see that flagpole going to half-mast. I really don't."

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Postby Rakhalia » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:08 am

Armeattla wrote:You know, watching a personality cult live is pretty fun.
Everyone just having an instant crisis as the head dies off.

And now we have... Charles. Whoopee.

The only people more fucked than the royals at this rate are the public.
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Postby Western Westia » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:09 am

And only 2 days ago the queen appointed Liz Truss as the Prime minister, all smiling. May she live long and prosper.

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Postby Camellias » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:10 am

We are against Monarchy and her death will be Celebrated,


Queen Elizabeth should die.
Prince Charles should die.

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Postby NewMercia » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:10 am

Armeattla wrote:You know, watching a personality cult live is pretty fun.
Everyone just having an instant crisis as the head dies off.

It's quite embarrassing seeing people's reactions really. Yes it's significant historically, but it's not that that people care about, it's just her. I don't know why, because she's an extremely privileged woman who has no personal connections with common people. A symbol of imperialism and one of the most despicable nations in history.
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Postby Hiram Land » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:11 am

Camellias wrote:We are against Monarchy and her death will be Celebrated,


Queen Elizabeth should die.
Prince Charles should die.

Not the place or the time. You can dislike or hate her, but this is just unacceptable.
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Postby Denoidumbutoniurucwivobrs » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:12 am

Camellias wrote:We are against Monarchy and her death will be Celebrated,


Queen Elizabeth should die.
Prince Charles should die.


Just because you don't like the monarchical system, it doesn't mean all kings and queens, no matter how benevolent, should be killed.

:( And as Hiram said, this isn't the time.
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Postby Cataleenia » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:12 am

I’m surprised that Buckingham Palace hasn’t announced anything yet.
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Postby NewMercia » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:12 am

Camellias wrote:We are against Monarchy and her death will be Celebrated,


Queen Elizabeth should die.
Prince Charles should die.

My thoughts exactly, but I'm glad you said it and not me.
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:12 am

Camellias wrote:We are against Monarchy and her death will be Celebrated,


Queen Elizabeth should die.
Prince Charles should die.

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Postby Western Westia » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:13 am

Camellias wrote:We are against Monarchy and her death will be Celebrated,


Queen Elizabeth should die.
Prince Charles should die.

How dare you disrespect the monarchy in these circumstances.

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Postby Wymondham » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:13 am

Camellias wrote:We are against Monarchy and her death will be Celebrated,


Queen Elizabeth should die.
Prince Charles should die.

Stay classy /s

The fact that some people seem unable to acknowledge that you can be both against the idea of monarchy in the UK, and be sad that someone has died is ridiculous. So either you're ridiculous or you take delight in laughing at someone's death, not a great set of options ngl
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Postby The Selkie » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:13 am

Ifreann wrote:
Christian Confederation wrote:Gorbachev is dead, Regan and Bush Sr are dead, Thatcher is dead. Jimmy Carter and the Queen are the last two major ones if we ignore Bill Clinton

So if we don't count Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, John Major, Tony Blair, and loads of other national leaders, the Queen is the last major world leader from the 20th Century. And also isn't really a world leader.


She is certainly among the last ones to have lived through WW2.
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Postby Ifreann » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:13 am

NewMercia wrote:
Ifreann wrote:So if we don't count Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, John Major, Tony Blair, and loads of other national leaders, the Queen is the last major world leader from the 20th Century. And also isn't really a world leader.

Even Castro and Mandela died in the last decade. I think you're right.

And the Bogdanoffs. They're all copping it. The 20th century is so long ago now, which is quite scary, but I guess that's just how time works...

Jiang Zemin is still alive, and is also 96 years old.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:15 am

The family look pretty grim and spaced out. If she's not dead, I think she's probably dying.
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Postby Hiram Land » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:17 am

The Queen has been struggling with her health for almost a year now.

Since last autumn she's had to pull out of a series of public events because of what seemed to be persistent problems with her mobility, often handing over duties to Prince Charles.

Remembrance Sunday, the Maundy Thursday service, the annual Commonwealth Service and the State Opening of Parliament have been among the events where health issues stopped the Queen from taking part over the past 12 months.

She rallied for her appearances on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee and only this week carried out her audience with the new prime minister.

Beyond many references to her mobility problems, Buckingham Palace officials have given little detail about changes in the Queen’s health, seeing it as a private matter.

But there has been no avoiding her advancing age and growing fragility, with a diminishing number of public appearances, and there are now fears of a further deterioration in her health.

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Postby The Black Forrest » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:18 am

Camellias wrote:We are against Monarchy and her death will be Celebrated,


Queen Elizabeth should die.
Prince Charles should die.


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