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https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/

Its the British Queens 70th  celebration of being the UK monarch, what an incredible life she has led and  the Royal family makes a very important contribution  towards the legacy of the UK and tourism. She is the first UK queen to be in that position for 70 years 

Its on for 3 days and I would encourage those who enjoy pomp and pageantry to try to watch parts of it ....their are really interesting troop parades. The British are masters of this type of celebration

And for those who may think, "why would I care about a Colonial queens parade " I would just point out again that European Colonialism doesnt exist anymore and the majority of African counties are still part of the Commonwealth, where the Queen is the symbolic head, so its a celebration for all including former colonies 

My stepmom, sister and her fiancée are in London at the moment so they fortunate enough to be watching it live 🇬🇧

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Yeah, even though I am anti-monarchy and very strongly republican (note small 'r'), I have a lot of respect for Elizabeth II. She was only a teenager when she was crowned, upon the very sudden death of her father with whom she was traveling at that time. I'm good with all the accolades and well-wishes she is receiving.

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4 hours ago, BruceVC said:

And for those who may think, "why would I care about a Colonial queens parade " I would just point out again that European Colonialism doesnt exist anymore and the majority of African counties are still part of the Commonwealth, where the Queen is the symbolic head, so its a celebration for all including former colonies 

That really doesn't answer the question.  Shame we didn't get a day off here for it though.

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I recall us being able to get one of the Queen, had thought you had to apply for it or something but - https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/royal-portraits/order-download-portraits.html

The disappointment in her face is palpable

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6 hours ago, Malcador said:

I recall us being able to get one of the Queen, had thought you had to apply for it or something but - https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/royal-portraits/order-download-portraits.html

The disappointment in her face is palpable

Canada… her big disappointment 😝

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am quite disappointed in the lot of you. this is a crpg development board, a veritable fetid bog o' geekdom, a metaphorical boil on the arse o' humanity filled with nerd instead o' puss, and not one of you did the obvious and linked monty python? shame! boo!

HA! Good Fun!

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We might as well add this here before the weekend is over...

 

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2 hours ago, rjshae said:

Is it true the S*x Pistols will be holding a concert in her honor? How noble of them.

I wonder, that would be ironic but I suppose that anti-Monarchy era is over?

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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I recommend Sky News for detailed coverage, I have been  following some of the interviews with dozens of fans who have come  from all over the world and many from ex-Colonial countries which is no surprise considering the reality of the real relationship between these countries and the UK

But their are fans from Japan, USA, South America, Canada, Africa, India and Australia and NZ to name a few

Its been  an incredible few days to celebrate the life of this iconic monarch 👑 

 

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"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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