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Queen Mother Passed Away  
User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

i dont know what to say....


Saint Augustine- 'The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only 1 page'
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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

I do. Her death is no more sad than anyone else's death.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13195 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

The four main terrestrial channels here have got the pre-arranged documentries rolling.
Hardly a big surprise, she was 101.


User currently offlineAurigny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

It had to happen soon unfortunatley,she had not been in the best of health for some while now.
May she rest in peace.

Adrian


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24931 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Sad but not unexpected news. RIP


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13195 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

The Queen Mother's last public appearance was in November, when she went to the re-commissioning of the carrier HMS Ark Royal, after being helicoptered aboard she spent several hours chatting to the crew.
But clearly very frail even then.



User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

May she rest in peace.

She was an inspiration to many people during the dark days of The Blitz during WW II for not fleeing London.

And 777236ER, you're the same one who tells us to have sympathy for Palestinians when they die, yet you can't have the simple grace to let a gracious old woman die without your assinine comment. You're such a loser.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

Its sad, that she could not have witnessed the queen's jubilee. She will be missed  Sad

101, wow!


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

Hmmm, forum members arguing over a dead royal, now there is a schoker. Not much respect for the dead here. Oh well.

Anyway, back on topic, she was perhaps one of the healthiest people in Britain, certainly doing better than Princess Margareth (Isn't that her name?).

One of the most popular royals Britain have had, may she rest in peace.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Isn't it rather amazing that we have to argue and critisize each other over something like this. Whether you did or did not like the Queen Mother or any of the rest of the royal family, she was still someone to be respected. She tried to lead by example when London was being bombed by the Nazis, she kept her head held high and dignified. Something not many people do much of today. Yes, she was a frail old woman that had outlived so much, but why make such undignified comments? No matter how you feel personally, she was someone's mother. Think how you may feel if some of these things were being said of your mom. Why can we not at least be civil and wish her peace? I know that I do. May she rest in peace with our Lord.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

The QM was a living icon of one of the most enduring institutions in the world: British royalty; an institution instrumental in bringing democracy and rule of law to much of the world.

Whatever your opinion of the QM or royalty in general, the mere fact that you're conversing here on Anet in English is testimony to the powerful influence of that small island nation over our respective histories. British royalty & traditions brought prosperity to the early days of the US, Canada, Australia etc to which many subsequent non-Brits emigrated and flourished.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Why can we not at least be civil and wish her peace

On an Internet forum? Riiiiiight. I'm sure the Queen is happy now, thanks to your clichéd comments on this forum.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Amen Skyhawk.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Rest in Peace, and God Bless you Ma'am  Sad


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

KROC: You're right; her death is no sadder than anyone else's.
I don't mean to bash you, or to imply that you're ill-informed or ignorant but for many people, her passing has a poignancy that surpasses that of others'.



I am unashamedly a Royalist - not for any sentimental attachment to the individual members of the Royal Family - but for what the institution of the Monarchy means to my country.

I hope people here will understand that Britain has today lost part of its history.
I also hope that we'll not see any immature or mocking postings.


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
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Very well said yyz717 and alpha 1.

She was a respected royal, an icon for the royal family and indeed for Britain. One of the more popular and well-loved royals. Great loss to our country.

R.I.P

Arsenal@LHR



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

777236ER-If I offended you, I do apologize profusley. It was not my intention. I simply meant it as a respect to someones' passing, nothing else. Like I did say, I would not degrade your mom nor anyone elses'. At the very least I think she deserves that, can we at least agree there?

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Fair enough Skyhawk, but I fail to see how sentiment on an Internet forum helps anyone.

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

The Queen Mother was the widow of King George VI. She has kept together the dignity and the honor that is the Royal Family.

Even as she was the longest-lived memeber of the Royal Family, her loss is still a great one, especially to the United Kingdom and the members of the Commonwealth.

May she rest in peace.


User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

It probably doesn't help anyone, but don't we have many, many topics that don't help, not are they supposed to help in the first place? So many of the discussions here are really inane, but we all(I use that definition loosely) keep coming back for more. I have felt sorrow when any group of people have suffered and it got mentioned here. Whether they were Americans, Brits, Jews, Muslims, Palestinians, or anybody else. No, I can't help in any way except to convey my words and if in some miniscule way it does help one person, all the better. If not, then I feel better for trying.

User currently offlineMonarch From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

I am totally disgusted at the way some of you are shrugging off the death of HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother!!!!

All I can say to those people is "I hope people feel the same when you die."

I have noticed a few of these terrible comments have come from UK citizens. If you feel this way you DO NOT deserve to be a citizen of the United Kingdom.

All right, I am the first to hold my hands up and say that I wan't the Monarcy to be abolished but in this hour of tragedy my thoughts & prayers are with the Royal family!!!

I hope you all feel the same as well!!!!

May God Bless HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother!

I have a few words to say to the Royal family:
"God takes our loved ones from our homes but never from our hearts."

Rest In Peace your Royal Highness.



User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

777236ER, maybe you're just not old enough to appreciate what the Queen Mum has done for her own country. There's a reason why she's so highly respected. Her subjects looked up to her in their darkest hour and she did not desert or disappoint them. She stood her guard, looked a falling bomb straight in the eye, and still managed to attend to the sick and dying. It's quite easy for you to make fun at her expense, but many Britons remember what they had to go through, and how much she meant to them. In my opinion, she was more a queen than her own daughter, who to this day will not shake her subjects' hands without gloves.

May she rest in peace.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

777236ER: I got your back.

User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

It must have been a really great experience to see 100 years of the life on this planet. The first 50 sad years full of war, and then 50 years full of peace in europe, and the growing european community.

Rest in peace, old lady.


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Oh God! You mean Queen Elizabeth??


That must be hard on its people.


25 777236ER : All I can say to those people is "I hope people feel the same when you die." Ooo, so someone I don't know will post negative things about me on an Int
26 Go Canada! : no, you have no right to say your british when you critise the royal family in this manner, you are insuting a lady who single-handily kept the countr
27 777236ER : you are insuting a lady who single-handily kept the country together during the abdication crisis. Bollocks. she was also the one who wanted the royal
28 Monarch : 777236ER, You can't blame the Queen Mother for your Grand fathers death. After all she was not in charge of the NHS it was Sir Winston Churchill. Any
29 777236ER : Monarch, my point is that my granddad did just as much for this country, yet was resigned to the NHS, when the Queen mother, who didn't fight for her
30 Alpha 1 : Hepkat, we've had our tussels on here, but that was one of the finest things ever written on here. Well, well said, my friend. And 777236ER, if your i
31 Monarch : I totally agree!!!!!!!! We are a nation in mourning and one hopes that all of our thoughts & prayers are with the Royal family.
32 Go Canada! : didnt work, what do you call all the engagements, the chairty work and keeping the family together? and yes we would ahve been far worse if the monarc
33 Toady : 777236ER: So what's your complaint? Is it that The Queen Mother got ill, or that the media reported it? Are you fed up with her because of the media a
34 777236ER : Now now, Alpha, no personal insults. insensitive, self-centered little brats, who defend murderers on here all the time, but who belittle a woman who
35 777236ER : You wanna talk Grandfathers? OK, mine died aged 104. He got absolutely no special or exclusive medical care for his entire life. He had to "suffer" th
36 Klaus : My condolences to Britain. My impression was that she felt a genuine sense of responsibility for Britain and for her people. Impressive enough for me.
37 Alpha 1 : Yet, their deaths seem to be less significant than the death of an old woman, whos death was expected, and who, you have to admit, didn't do THAT much
38 JAL : May she rest in peace.
39 Monarch : Of course she got special treatment! She was after all the Queen and then the Queen Mother!!!!!! You did not answer my question "If you was King would
40 777236ER : jealous of this grand, little old lady!!. Not to be pedantic, but jealous of an old (now dead) woman who had blisters on her legs? except being the ex
41 Monarch : Being jealous of a very old and frail lady is very perfetic & sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
42 777236ER : I wouldn't want to be a figurehead who lives in a world totally alien to the real world, and who gets treated incrediably well for doing nothing other
43 LH423 : Maybe it's because I come from a country that has never recognized the royal family/queen/king as our Head of State, it's really just like hearing a c
44 777236ER : LH423: I'm glad at least someone understands some of what I said. For what it's worth, I happen to believe that if someone has enough money they deser
45 Monarch : Don't forget the Queen Mother was born a commoner!!!! You are now putting words in my own mouth- You are a disgrace because you criticise a frail old
46 Alpha 1 : I CAN'T EVEN GRAP it can I? Wow. Tell me, if they had moved out of London, would the outcome have been much different? Absolutely, it could have. You
47 777236ER : You are a disgrace because you criticise a frail old lady for what she had done during WWII & because she got 'Special Treatment.' Look, one more time
48 777236ER : simply because she, as a female, had more balls than you ever will. *checks pants* My god that must have been on freaky woman. No wonder she lived 587
49 Alpha 1 : 777236ER, you may have an actual pair of nuts, but they would crack and you'd be the FIRST to bolt if the bombs were to fall. By "balls", I mean coura
50 777236ER : you may have an actual pair of nuts, but they would crack and you'd be the FIRST to bolt if the bombs were to fall. Pretty large nuts at that. And you
51 Toady : 777236ER: She did no less than others, she did different things. My grief is that the Royals get special treatment simply for being born. Yes, they ge
52 Monarch : You can't seem to take anything very seriously can you??? You have always got to bring in comments that have got nothing to do with the matter!!! We d
53 777236ER : Our Fortuitousness of being born in the UK is the same as the royal family's fortune. Yet, within the same country, the royals get vastly superior tre
54 777236ER : You have always got to bring in comments that have got nothing to do with the matter!!! We don't find you funny or humerous!!! We find you very sad!!!
55 Monarch : The question was: "If you was King would you use the NHS?" Probably not!!!!!!!!
56 EIPremier : I too, am appalled by the callous attitude demonstrated by many of the forum members. Firstly, I have a tremendous amount of respect for anyone who ma
57 777236ER : Monarch, if you read above I said I wouldn't want to be king. Asking that question is like asking me if I would want to be executed if I murdered some
58 Toady : 777236ER: Your postings appear to me (and others, it would seem) to be consist of nothing more than petty jealousy. Do you have any criticism of her o
59 FlyCMH : My prayers to the royal family and the people of Britain. I know the passing of the Queen Mother must be difficult. Again, my deepest condolences.
60 777236ER : I've made my grievances about the Queen mum clear. Once again, I wouldn't put myself into that situation. It's a useless question to ask. Say I marrie
61 EGGD : 'A.net forum sinks to new lows, fierce arguments arise over Queen mothers death'. Can't you just say something sympathetic, and not bring your bigotte
62 Alpha 1 : I wouldn't want to murder someone, so the question becomes useless. No, he doesn't want to murder anyone; he just supports those who commit and plan m
63 VC-10 : Why do you lot always take the bait ? The best way of dealing with someone like 777236ER is to ignore him.
64 Post contains images 777236ER : Can't you just say something sympathetic, and not bring your bigotted opinion into here? Its really not the place for it... I hate to say it, but many
65 ADG : Well, my sympathy to her family including her grandchildren. She was not only the Queen Mother, but a mother and a grandmother. She is now re united w
66 Post contains images Jaspike : It's sad that it's in the Queen's Golden Jubiliee Year and just a few weeks after her sister died. Josh
67 TNboy : I didn't realise until just now that the Queen Mother was the first Royal to fly around the world. She was also still taking to the air up until a few
68 Vywh : It's really quite unexpected. I'm indeed sorry to hear that.I send my sympathy to her family.
69 Post contains images Jaspike : It was expected. The funeral plans had already been made. I new it would happen this year, and so did a lot of people. When my TV programme was interr
70 Post contains images Jaspike : .....I mean I knew.... Josh
71 TNboy : I think this post says a lot about generations. The generations who had a bond with the Queen Mother and with the Royals when they played a more signi
72 Toady : 777236ER: I wouldn't put myself into that situation. Maybe not, but what if were put into that situation - not by yourself, but by factors beyond your
73 KrisworldB777 : The ignorance of some of you on this forum disturbs me, a certain Mr. Osama Bin Laden mentality comes to mind. It’s a sign of gross immaturity a
74 Go Canada! : 777236ER, let me guess your a guradian reader arent you, a fashionable lefty that thinks it cool to bash to royal family dont you? you have no idea yo
75 Post contains images Ryanb741 : The UK lost its grandmother yesterday
76 777236ER : My grandfather had regular NHS doctors and they saw him through into his 105th year. I'll say it again, buying the best doctors can usually only do go
77 Carmy : 777236ER: I am absolutely disgusted by your response. Her Majesty the Queen Mother had so valiantly united the country during the worst war the world
78 777236ER : Gee, doesn't that post make you proud to be British? Anyway, you might want to look at the typo half way down. "Mahesty King George VI"? Tut tut, all
79 Toady : "Riiiiight. Let me post what you said earlier: you have no right to say your british when you critise the royal family in this manner" Before you 'quo
80 777236ER : Fair enough Toady, I'm sorry I misquoted you. And maybe you don't know many children, but it seems that you don't know many people who live in the rea
81 KrisworldB777 : That is the way Britain is so accept it. If you don’t then leave and go to some horrible place, actually there isn’t a place horrible enou
82 David_itl : 777236ER Perhaps you'd like us to have a president. Ok, I'll live with that. As long as the money that the Crown Estates gives to the State is allowe
83 Alpha 1 : I think it's time to ignore this little brat, whose life, obviously, has been ruined by the likes of the Queen Mum and the Royal Family, who are treat
84 Banco : Quite, Alpha1. I can only ascribe it to a complete lack of historical awareness. Perhaps a swift reminder of some of the things she said during the Bl
85 Jaspike : There's always one person who spoils a thread. It's even worse when someone spoils a thread like this. Josh
86 Carmy : On a sidenote, you guys might just be interested to know that the late King George VI, husband of the Queen Mother, was the last monarch to have seen
87 Post contains images Sabena 690 : My tribute too Sabena 690
88 Post contains links Jaspike : You can do tributes on the BBC site, http://www.bbc.co.uk or on the official site, http://www.royal.gov.uk Josh
89 Go Canada! : oh look , 777236ER 's orginal post about calling the queen mum a robot has been withdrawn! there is a surprise!
90 Paulc : Perhaps 777236er should be treated like royalty - can i suggest King Charles 1 The UK has lost its most popular royal family member in the passing of
91 B-707 : I'm no Royalist, but I do have respect for this lady. Anybody who reaches the age she did has earned my respect. I don't care what health care she rec
92 B-707 : Shit! That should have been Rest in Peace, not paece
93 Yyz717 : Yes. Paece is a small island in the Dodecanese in Greece. I don't think the QM is being buried there. hehe
94 Ryanb741 : World tributes to Queen Mother pour in LONDON (AFP) © 2002 AFP French President Jacques Chirac leads the tributes to the Queen Mother Tributes poured
95 Carmy : That's a very nice tribute to the Queen Mother, Banco. Thanks for sharing it with us.
96 Monarch : On behalf of all citizens in the United Kingdom who had respect for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother I would like to thank all foreign me
97 KrisworldB777 : The Queen Mother was certainly a pillar of British society and undisputedly deserves the respect the world over. To have animals on this forum dispute
98 Canadi>nBoy : Imagine, living through an entire century. Being born when Queen Victoria was on the throne of England, an England which still ruled a world empire. B
99 Carmy : That was a lovely tribute Canadi>nBoy. Thanks for reminding all of us once more that the Queen Mother had in fact seen so much more than us, including
100 Post contains images Jaspike : Nice one Canadi>n Boy You missed out that she was also Queen What a good life she had. Josh
101 747-600X : This is the first I've ever heard of a "queen mother". ???
102 Post contains images Ryanb741 : Well, even Queens have mothers you know....
103 747-600X : Well, I guess if it was, "The Queen's mother" people would say, "the Queen's mother". With a name like "Queen Mother" I was thinking it was a formal t
104 Post contains images Ryanb741 : Ah yes but that would be too logical and commonsense. Remember, this IS the UK aristocracy we are talking about......
105 Post contains images Banco : "The Queen Mother" was a formal title. She was the Queen's mother and she was the Queen Mother. Or the Dowager Queen, she was that as well. All clear?
106 PerthGloryFan : She did the job she was (over)paid to do for a long time and much respect to her for that. It's interesting that her death has sparked something of mo
107 Banco : No, that isn't quite true. She was certainly amongst the first in Britain to read Mein Kampf, and passed it around the Royal Family, but that was beca
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