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The Queen In The US And A!

Fri May 04, 2007 10:38 am

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?

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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Fri May 04, 2007 9:57 pm

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
 
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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 1:41 am

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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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 4:42 am

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

oops, you are right. The problems at LEX are still to come  duck 
 
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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 6:25 am

Do you reckon Homeland Security required her to plonk her fingerprints on the reader to have them taken on arrival?
 
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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 6:31 am

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.
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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 7:13 am

Somehow I think she should revoke American independence.
Do you good to be a colony again and have a monarch.
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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 7:56 am

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

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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 8:00 am

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.

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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 11:54 am

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

The United States and America? You sound like Borat.
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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 1:27 pm

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

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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 1:42 pm

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

Gee, not much gets past you!

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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 1:46 pm

Quoting QANTASforever (Thread starter):

You're just jealous 'cause we were able to completely shirk the shackles of the Empire.  duck 
 
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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 1:55 pm

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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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sat May 05, 2007 3:08 pm

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.

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RE: The Queen In The US And A!

Sun May 06, 2007 2:52 am

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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