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The Queen

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:49 pm

Looks to be on her way out.
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Re: The Queen

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:23 pm

Dunno, my granny was pretty frail by 96, needed to go everywhere in a wheelchair and got dementia, but still made it to over 100.

Not sure how much it's fair to expect from somebody that old. She's 30 years past retirement age ffs. If I were her I'd happily just sit around in a mansion under a blanket drinking gin. I'd happily do that anyway, tbh.
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Re: The Queen

Post by Grumble » Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:27 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:23 pm
Dunno, my granny was pretty frail by 96, needed to go everywhere in a wheelchair and got dementia, but still made it to over 100.

Not sure how much it's fair to expect from somebody that old. She's 30 years past retirement age ffs. If I were her I'd happily just sit around in a mansion under a blanket drinking gin. I'd happily do that anyway, tbh.
And eating crisps, presumably.
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Re: The Queen

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:29 pm

Grumble wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:27 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:23 pm
Dunno, my granny was pretty frail by 96, needed to go everywhere in a wheelchair and got dementia, but still made it to over 100.

Not sure how much it's fair to expect from somebody that old. She's 30 years past retirement age ffs. If I were her I'd happily just sit around in a mansion under a blanket drinking gin. I'd happily do that anyway, tbh.
And eating crisps, presumably.
Goes without saying ;)

I wonder what the queen's favourite crisps are? Can't say I've ever spotted one of those "by appointment" thingies on a bag of quavers.
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Re: The Queen

Post by Martin Y » Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:36 pm

When BBC1 bins its afternoon schedule and Huw Edwards puts his black tie on, we're in the home straight.

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Post by bob sterman » Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:55 pm

Martin Y wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:36 pm
When BBC1 bins its afternoon schedule and Huw Edwards puts his black tie on, we're in the home straight.
Indeed - "Family gathers at Balmoral " rather than "Queen taken to hospital from Balmoral" means only one thing.

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Re: The Queen

Post by nekomatic » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:13 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:29 pm
I wonder what the queen's favourite crisps are? Can't say I've ever spotted one of those "by appointment" thingies on a bag of quavers.
Well you’ve left it a bit flipping late to try and find out, haven’t you?

I can’t see any crisp-related Royal Warrant holders , unless one counts Waitrose. HM appears to be (or have been) more of a chocolate kind of a woman.
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Re: The Queen

Post by Grumble » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:27 pm

nekomatic wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:13 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:29 pm
I wonder what the queen's favourite crisps are? Can't say I've ever spotted one of those "by appointment" thingies on a bag of quavers.
Well you’ve left it a bit flipping late to try and find out, haven’t you?

I can’t see any crisp-related Royal Warrant holders , unless one counts Waitrose. HM appears to be (or have been) more of a chocolate kind of a woman.
It’ll probably be in the Times obit. “HM was a huge fan of Pickled Onion Monster Munch.”
A bit churlish

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Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:36 pm

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Re: The Queen

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:36 pm

Rumours circulating on twitter that somebody sent her EPD's Truss gif and it pushed her over the edge.
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Re: The Queen

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:37 pm

nekomatic wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:13 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:29 pm
I wonder what the queen's favourite crisps are? Can't say I've ever spotted one of those "by appointment" thingies on a bag of quavers.
Well you’ve left it a bit flipping late to try and find out, haven’t you?
I'm sure it'll be mentioned somewhere in the ensuing coverage.
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Post by TimW » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:38 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:36 pm
Confirmed by a reliable source https://twitter.com/dril/status/1567888673257172998
I thought that was going to be crisp news.

Probably Royalty have to put up with rubbish like this:
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Re: The Queen

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:41 pm

TimW wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:38 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:36 pm
Confirmed by a reliable source https://twitter.com/dril/status/1567888673257172998
I thought that was going to be crisp news.

Probably Royalty have to put up with rubbish like this:
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I like the desaturated photo, apparently implying that the pig-handler's brown jumper is the most important part of that truffle-hunting scene.

Presumably the queen could just get some lackey to cook up a batch of hot, fresh crisps on demand. Possibly in an air fryer, though that c.nt tom p never got back to us about it.
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Re: The Queen

Post by lpm » Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:51 pm

Latest from my highly unreliable source:

- narrative of "peacefully, surrounded by family" was her wish
- family now assembled
- announcement early evening
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Post by Gfamily » Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:04 pm

nekomatic wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:13 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:29 pm
I wonder what the queen's favourite crisps are? Can't say I've ever spotted one of those "by appointment" thingies on a bag of quavers.
Well you’ve left it a bit flipping late to try and find out, haven’t you?

I can’t see any crisp-related Royal Warrant holders , unless one counts Waitrose. HM appears to be (or have been) more of a chocolate kind of a woman.
Pretty keen on champagne too.
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Re: The Queen

Post by bjn » Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:29 pm

I have it on good authority that “London Bridge” going to be announced tomorrow in the a.m.

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Re: The Queen

Post by plodder » Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:34 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:49 pm
Looks to be on her way out.
Good news. The sooner we move on the better. f.ck knows what the cultural implications will be but we might as well get on with it.

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Re: The Queen

Post by lpm » Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:39 pm

Reliable reports that the Duke of Sussex has ridden fast to Winchester and has seized the Royal Treasury.
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Re: The Queen

Post by lpm » Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:44 pm

What happened to that crook Johnson’s resignation honours? I thought he was going to go out with his pay backs. Mad Nads to the Lords, knighthoods to wallpaper suppliers, and that sort of thing?

I assume that can't happen now?
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Re: The Queen

Post by discovolante » Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:09 pm

bjn wrote:
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:29 pm
I have it on good authority that “London Bridge” going to be announced tomorrow in the a.m.
LBC eh. Sneaky leaky.
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Re: The Queen

Post by discovolante » Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:10 pm

I've been off the booze lately because I got bored of it and it costs money but this seems as good a time as any to get stuck in. (I haven't yet by the way, this is still normal me)
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Re: The Queen

Post by nekomatic » Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:19 pm

Is Radio 3 playing Solemn Music, or just solemn music?
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Re: The Queen

Post by Martin Y » Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:24 pm

Large number of bigwigs from all the world's broadcasters are in Amsterdam at the IBC trade show. Well, they were until a few hours ago.

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Re: The Queen

Post by lpm » Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:25 pm

Quiz question: who was the last monarch to die in Scotland.
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Re: The Queen

Post by Lew Dolby » Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:29 pm

? James V os Scotland ?

or have any european monarchs managed to die there ??
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