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The Queen In The US And A!  
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

This made my day (from CNN.com):

"Ralph Earnhardt, a tourism volunteer supervising one of the Capitol Square entrances, recalled seeing the queen on her previous visit to Jamestown when she was 31 and he was a high school sophomore.

"As a student, I thought all monarchs were supposed to be old. She struck me as young and lovely and quite regal," Earnhardt said. "She is still regal.""

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/05/03/queen.visit.ap/index.html

Brilliant.

So, any of our American cousins gone to see the Queen?

QFF

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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

I understand they had a few problems at LEX - Red carpet too short and stairs not tall enough. http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_i...ck_id=29&art_id=iol11782648600Q500

User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 1):
I understand they had a few problems at LEX - Red carpet too short and stairs not tall enough.

That was at RIC, not LEX.



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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Quoting Dalb777 (Reply 2):
That was at RIC, not LEX.

oops, you are right. The problems at LEX are still to come  duck 


User currently offlineEmirates029 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2098 times:

Do you reckon Homeland Security required her to plonk her fingerprints on the reader to have them taken on arrival?

User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2093 times:

Quoting Emirates029 (Reply 4):
Do you reckon Homeland Security required her to plonk her fingerprints on the reader to have them taken on arrival?

Some how I think the answer is a big fat NO. What I am wondering is if they will charge the Queen for bringing a heavy aircraft to LEX that fines you by the day for being overweight.

They fine the Arab 747s without blinking an eye.



Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

Somehow I think she should revoke American independence.
Do you good to be a colony again and have a monarch.
Oh, I forgot, GWB thinks he is one.
 mischievous 



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 6):
Do you good to be a colony again and have a monarch.

No, coz somehow I feel for reasons of simplicity to just join the US and Canada. And I don't think anyone really wants that  Wink

LH423



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 5):
What I am wondering is if they will charge the Queen for bringing a heavy aircraft to LEX that fines you by the day for being overweight.

I'm sure the British taxpayer will take care of everything.

Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 6):
Somehow I think she should revoke American independence.

Well, she has as much power to do that as the Iraqi minister for Information.

This whole trip has completely re-confirmed my assertion that the US should be invited to join the Commonwealth of Nations. Australia needs some like-minded company!! Aargh.

QFF


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Thread starter):
The Queen In The US And A!

The United States and America? You sound like Borat.



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 9):
The United States and America? You sound like Borat.

We support your war of terror!


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 9):
You sound like Borat.

Gee, not much gets past you!

QFF


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Thread starter):

You're just jealous 'cause we were able to completely shirk the shackles of the Empire.  duck 


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9943 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
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Hmm, my friend who works for the College of William and Mary got a half day off today on account of the Queen's visit....

Hope she has a good visit.



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 12):
You're just jealous 'cause we were able to completely shirk the shackles of the Empire.

What a unique view of history you have! Tell me, in the world you live in - who is the US President? Ronald Reagan? Who's Vice-President? Jerry Lewis? I suppose Jane Wyman is the First Lady and Jack Benny is the Secretary of the Treasury.

QFF


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13191 posts, RR: 77
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

These sorts of trips are financed in the same way as political charters, both the Palace and No.10 have their own travel budgets, they are also required to seek the best deal, within reasonable security considerations.
That's why The Queen did not arrive in a RAF aircraft-and the PM rarely does now either.

I'd say the fact that no dedicated long range/full size airliner, exists for the Monarch or PM, (almost uniquely), is a pretty big indication that the costs of this trip, compare very favourably with similar from other nations, including much smaller ones.
John Howard can call on a VIP fleet rather more capable that the short haulers of RAF 32 Sqn-and even that 'Royal' sqn only has 23% of it's tasking for either Royal or Political VIP charters, the rest being military.
(A debate he have had on here many times!)

Mind you, the last vist to the US, by the Queen, in 1991, had Concorde G-BOAB chartered to carry HM to Washington, then around the Southern US, uniquely for this charter, the foward cabin had a VIP mod carried out, the rear being used for stowage.
But that was 16 years ago.


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