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News Queen Elizabeth II set to become longest reigning UK monarch

  1. Sep 8, 2015 #1
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe...-ii-set-to-become-longest-reigning-uk-monarch
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2015 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Hmph. At 5' 3" she's not very long at all.

    :biggrin:
     
  4. Sep 8, 2015 #3

    DEvens

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    Presided over six decades of history. Ok. From 6 February 1952 .

    War with Germany? Um... Well... She was not queen until almost 7 years after the war ended.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2015 #4
    I just recently saw a program on PBS that was about Prince Charles ruminating about his mom. I actually really liked it. Astonishing the clips and the decades and the legacy. We don't have kings and queens in the USA, but I think it's kinda cool that she's reaching this benchmark. That's a high standard to have to hold to be a queen for 60 years..
     
  6. Sep 8, 2015 #5

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    If I'm not mistaken, her peak height was 5'4" when she was younger, which puts her in at average height for a British woman.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2015 #6
    The article is now correct: "... from wars to the death of Princess Diana and terror attacks on London."
     
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  9. Sep 8, 2015 #8
    A motion today in NZ's House of Representatives about her reign: http://www.inthehouse.co.nz/video/39379 [Broken]
     
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    I really like that, thanks Stevie. I like that line, "to reign is also to serve." 1:42 It's nice to know that people appreciate people occasionally.
     
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  11. Sep 8, 2015 #10

    SteamKing

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    Sure we do. There's Hillary, the dowager Empress of Clinton, and her daughter, Chelsea, the Discountess of Clinton.

    Before the Clintons, there were scads of Kennedys, Bushes, Roosevelts, and what not. Our kings and queens don't wear crowns or play dress up.

    We've got plenty of Dukes and Earls, but those are first names, rather than titles of nobility. We've even had a Duke of Earl:

     
  12. Sep 8, 2015 #11
    Lol. You tell me. Is it better to keep your kings and queens in the closet? As in the USA? Or just let them hang out and give them a crown? As in the UK? (and I'm in no means any authority on "royalness")
     
  13. Sep 8, 2015 #12

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    In my experience, kings and queens wind up on the front page no matter where they might live, especially in the US and the UK.

    As recent events have shown this summer, no one wants to stay "in the closet" anymore. :wink:
     
  14. Sep 8, 2015 #13

    Astronuc

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    Realm? Hmmmm.
     
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  15. Sep 8, 2015 #14

    lisab

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    She is pretty amazing - just think of all the historical figures she had met in her lifetime!

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    Holy moly, Stalin was still in power when she began her reign.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2015 #15

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    DEvens

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    And The Guardian is ever ready to attract them on our behalf.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2015 #19

    SteamKing

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    Well, in this case at least, not so much attract them as actually employ them. :wink:
     
  21. Sep 9, 2015 #20

    Vanadium 50

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    Where do they get 18 prime ministers? I count 16:

    1. Baldwin
    2. MacDonald
    3. Chamberlain
    4. Churchill
    5. Attlee
    6. Eden
    7. Macmillan
    8. Douglas-Home
    9. Wilson
    10. Heath
    11. Callahagn
    12. Thatcher
    13. Major
    14. Blair
    15. Brown
    16. Cameron

    Who am I missing?
     
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