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Title: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:11:50
Not a royalist by any stretch. But RIP.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:15:06
RIP ma'am.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: RJack on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:16:06
RIP Your majesty. You and Phillip can be together again


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:16:43
RIP.

next weekend EFL please


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:17:29
Feel sorry for Harry, who was unable to make it. Shows that blood should be thicker than water.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:19:44
er, jug ears surely


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:24:05
Bugger. No day off. Just shit TV

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mirror.co.uk/news/royals/day-queen-dies--national-27940037.amp


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:24:16
Even though she was 96 it still feels like a shock. The new Elizabethan era is over and we have a king. The first King most of us will have been alive to witness.  


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:26:19
King Charles 3rd


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:38:50
I'm in the monarchy is nonsense school of thought.

Having said that, hope that the kids & their families made it to Balmoral in time.
It's always painful to lose a parent.

ERII has been a constant throughout all of our lives, so her passing is worthy of a fair bit of pause for thought & contemplation.

Anyway, a deserved RIP after a life dedicated to duty through an accident of birth that would have driven the majority of us to drink or worse if faced with the same.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:44:53
Quote from: Miles Mayhem
Even though she was 96 it still feels like a shock. The new Elizabethan era is over and we have a king. The first King most of us will have been alive to witness.  

it's most odd isn't it.

And the first thing I thought I'd was stamps and coins being changed. silly


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:57:38
Anyone started off any Truss rumours yet?  She was a staunch anti-monarchist in her youth I think, and she only just met the Queen.


Title: Re: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 17:59:48
Even though she was 96 it still feels like a shock. The new Elizabethan era is over and we have a king. The first King most of us will have been alive to witness.  
And unlikely any of us will see a queen again.

Sent from my SM-A125F


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:00:27
Anyone started off any Truss rumours yet?  She was a staunch anti-monarchist in her youth I think, and she only just met the Queen.

I reckon she was holding on just to see Boris go.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:06:54
I reckon she was holding on just to see Boris go.

Gutted, best boss I ever had. Long live the King


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:15:54
Huge gratitude from me for your unwavering devotion to your subjects and country maíam RIP. Long live the king.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Super Hans on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:18:23
Sad news. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: oxonrobin on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:23:25
Surprisingly feeling a bit sad. Never really had any strong opinion either way on the royal family. She was a good person though, RIP


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:31:14
I didn't know Charles could have chosen any name from his four first names Charles Philip Arthur George

he's going for King Charles


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:38:05
Very sad news and have fond memories of being outside Buckingham Palace with my grandparents for the Queens Jubilee in 1977

RIP


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 18:40:30
RIP - Monarch of the greatest Country. Some accolade that.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: DMC on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 19:07:16
RIP Your Majesty. Crazy to think we in our life times will likely never see the country have a queen again


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Briggany on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 20:12:56
This is a very sad day for me. my first memories of watching TV were watching the queens speech on TV at Christmas. Ever since that day the Queen has always made me proud to be British and a reminder of the history of this United Kingdom (good and bad).

Throughout my life as technologies, opinions, life and cultures changed her Majesty was always the constant. Ever changing and adapting to the times, reminding us that as we move into the technology age that traditions and history remain important.

Not afraid to admit that I have balled my eyes out at this news. I knew it was coming but it doesn't make it any easier to digest. I feel as though I have lost a grandparent and an idol, someone I never met or knew yet felt so connected to.

Due to medical reason I never had the chance to serve in her Majesties armed forces, but I have always felt the allegiance and loyalty that our armed forces so willingly give.

Some people are against the monarchy, some people are for it. But I hope that in all of this everyone can understand that to an awful lot of people her Majesty meant an awful lot and her passing marks the end of an era.

The old queen is dead, long live the king.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 20:23:52
RIP Your Majesty. Crazy to think we in our life times will likely never see the country have a queen again

Edwina Izzard?


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 21:04:15
She represented permanence, continuity and stability... all things which are in very short supply these days...


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: fuzzy on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 21:31:55
I spent 6 years in the army and 26 years in the police so, 32 years of my life has been spent working for her.

To think I would have to spend 38 more years to match her service is humbling. That would just time served as well. I donít think anyone will ever come close to the dedication she exhibited.

RIP Maíam and God Save the King.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Robinz on Friday, September 9, 2022, 02:36:53
Seen from my eyes... The Queen was wonderfully exceptional. She was everything that was regarded as right and proper.
A person who
was just a special. Some one who every British person  throughout the world could relate to and be proud knowing you have someone special at home in the UK.
Yes heartbroken and
really unsure about Charles !


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, September 9, 2022, 05:50:12
Seen from my eyes... The Queen was wonderfully exceptional. She was everything that was regarded as right and proper.
A person who
was just a special. Some one who every British person  throughout the world could relate to and be proud knowing you have someone special at home in the UK.
Yes heartbroken and
really unsure about Charles !

I shouldnít worry about Charles III, due to his age has had an apprenticeship like no otherÖ. Furthermore he could be considered as an interim manager. William IMHO will have to be a king for the new age and connect with the entitled, mollycoddled, disrespectful and me, me generation.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: flammableBen on Friday, September 9, 2022, 06:18:15
Probs time to get rid of the lot of bollocks now?


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: DMC on Friday, September 9, 2022, 06:40:06
Probs time to get rid of the lot of bollocks now?
Not going to happen is it. Not sure why you would feel the need to post that here either Ben


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 9, 2022, 07:16:16
Reactionary?


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:01:23
Drunk!


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:17:01
Not going to happen is it. Not sure why you would feel the need to post that here either Ben
Because thatís what forums are for.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: DMC on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:22:52
Because thatís what forums are for.
Agree they are, maybe just start a new thread though i suppose. I am probably just being a miserable cunt


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: RedRag on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:33:16
RIP Elizabeth.

Without disrespect to dissenters of your's, the monarchy or other aspects of the UK, you were a most constant symbol of everything that was admired or loved about this nation and its people by others in our great continent (and beyond).  

In that manner, away from embarassing hubris, you bestowed on us exactly the right kind of national pride.

Thank you for your amazing service, Ma'am


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:33:56
things that change with change of monarch

Coins, stamps, the national anthem and barristers business cards (QC is now KC)

must be loads


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:40:49
things that change with change of monarch

Coins, stamps, the national anthem and barristers business cards (QC is now KC)

must be loads

I wasn't aware about the QC/KC thing, everyday is a school day. All these changes that are going to have to be made will be at not an insignificant cost I guess. Never a good time of course but in the current climate it's not ideal.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:51:21
to be fair Bob, I'm assuming Queens council Counsel  switches to Kings Council Counsel  !

it's weird, never been much of a Royalist but its had some impact on me today, just taking stock of a moment in history.

anyway, good story

https://twitter.com/mrdanwalker/status/1568019394823061504?t=ZN2e7kW37Munyxs7bfAvxg&s=19


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 08:57:54
to be fair Bob, I'm assuming Queens council switches to Kings Council!

it's weird, never been much of a Royalist but its had some impact on me today, just taking stock of a moment in history.

anyway, good story

https://twitter.com/mrdanwalker/status/1568019394823061504?t=ZN2e7kW37Munyxs7bfAvxg&s=19

Counsel its Counsel  ;)

My sister had a similar experience with the Queen, had quite a long chat with a nice old lady at Badminton Horse Trials years ago, only afterwards realised she had spent a good 10 mins chatting to Her Maj!


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 09:33:17
Corrected.

That's pretty funny/cool Horlock.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Robinz on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:41:58
RedRag
That is exactly how I feel
Thank you my friend


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Bewster on Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:49:54
RedRag
That is exactly how I feel
Thank you my friend

I have to agree. Feel strangely empty today. I think it was Giles Brandreth who said something along the the lines of "she had always been in all of our lives and we expected her to always be there"

I think we will find out what an impact she truly had.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Sippo on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:14:18
things that change with change of monarch

Coins, stamps, the national anthem and barristers business cards (QC is now KC)

must be loads

HP sauce


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:17:32
HP sauce

Why would that change?  HP stands for Houses of Parliament..


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:19:07
"by appointment to Her Majesty The Queen"

Though that may not have to change I guess


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:28:29
"by appointment to Her Majesty The Queen"

Though that may not have to change I guess

It does, but I think they have c.2 years to enact the change.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:31:22
The Royal Warrant is granted by members of the British Royal family to fantastic companies or individuals who supply top-notch goods. It stamps a royal seal of approval on particular goods and highlights the products that the Royal family have been buying for at least five years.

So if the seal states the Queen, I guess it will have to be changed to KIng, but according to that it is the Royal family that can issue them to products..


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: mexico red on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:07:01
I really am out of sync, don't mean to be rude but I genuinely couldn't give a shit.



Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: RobertT on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:08:19
I really am out of sync, don't mean to be rude but I genuinely couldn't give a shit.



I am similarly non-plussed, BUT, I can kind of understand why it is a big deal and some people do care.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: DiV on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:11:37
I really am out of sync, don't mean to be rude but I genuinely couldn't give a shit.



I certainly canít get upset over a 96 year old woman who Iíve never met, who has played no part in my life dying of old ageÖbutÖthen the day previous to her death I was at the funeral of a 36 year old man, so that has probably played a part.

However, if people feel a sense of loss, then they can do them. Iím not going to tell anyone else how to feel.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:16:46
I really am out of sync, don't mean to be rude but I genuinely couldn't give a shit.

But you can see why its a significant event in the history of Britain though.



Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: fuzzy on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:21:00
HP Sauce will have to remove the Royal Warrant within 2 years and it will be up to King Charles to grant them a new one in his name if he so desires.

He may grant Prince Wiliam the right to issue Royal Warrants in his name and I suppose Cammila may also get the right to as Queen Consort.

My wife's employer has a Royal Warrant from The Duke of Edinburgh which should expire on the second anniversary of his death.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Bewster on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:25:53
What about things like the RIAT ?? I was working there when we got the approval to move from IAT to RIAT - does that stay?


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: adje on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:28:50
I really am out of sync, don't mean to be rude but I genuinely couldn't give a shit.


Nothing wrong with that mate,out of sync with some but definitely 'n Sync with others


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:29:08
I'm in no way a royalist and the passing of the Queen didn't really affect me in any great emotional way. However we live in a community which is and the green opposite our house has a massive tree which was planted in 1952 for the coronation. Earlier this year for the 70th anniversary my wife and a neighbour did a repair job of the bench that is below the tree, painted it that kind of purply colour and buffed up the bronze plaque that is adorned on it. As I watched the rolling news on the Television I looked out to the empty bench and felt a pang of sadness. I'm not sure whether it was for the loss of the monarch or just an empty bench beneath a tree seems a bit sad but it was oddly symbolic, for a brief moment.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:32:03
I really am out of sync, don't mean to be rude but I genuinely couldn't give a shit.



You're not the only one believe me.  You're just lucky that you are sat in a different country.  Rather than feeling like you're a stranger in your own country.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:33:22
Get a grip.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:34:17
I didn't realise that after all the massive rush up to Balmoral by the family yesterday she seems to have passed before most of them arrived which is sad for them.

I'm also no royalist, nor republican really, always worked on the principal that as the RF seems to bring in more cash to UK PLC than it costs then so be it, but it is  a massive historical moment for the country and could be the catalyst for enormous change albeit not sure whether that will be good or not.

I am sad as much as anything as some people have lost their mum/gran etc.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:34:58
You're not the only one believe me.  You're just lucky that you are sat in a different country.  Rather than feeling like you're a stranger in your own country.

You mean Nicholas Witchell doesn't speak for you  ;) :D


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:41:56
I really am out of sync, don't mean to be rude but I genuinely couldn't give a shit.



Obviously give enough of a shit to post that you don't give a shit though.

I am not crying in my cornflakes that the queen has died, but like Batch says it's a significant event for the country and I can understand why some feel the impact of her death more than others.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:45:34
The Queen has died and the drama queen's pop up.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:57:20
Very sad, she reigned for so, so long so this is a big history moment.

I did get a bit fed up when Prince Phillip went ref the overkill in the Media and thought when the poor old Queen goes it will be ten times worse, rightfully so due to the importance , i suppose.

Just had some lunch and Radio 5 were covering in fine detail the new King travelling from Northolt into London...i switched it off.

Im sorry shes gone and God Save the King but i will be avoiding the news for a while.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:59:31
Pretty much this ^


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:07:04
This is a getting bit silly, because of the Queens death you can no longer sign petitions on the government website.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FcNv3EbXoAYRjcm?format=jpg&name=small)


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Nemo on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:11:56
This is the first time a monarch has died in the media (let alone social media!) age, and it has been interesting to see how its covered. It's pretty much wall to wall everywhere to the exclusion of all else, when there really isn't much else to say and, frankly, there are a few other enormous stories around.

I've quite liked reading some of the personal anecdotes and stories from people who met her, but the sheer weight of random corporate "tributes" is just weird. I simply don't see the need for my local shopping centre or baked bean brand of choice to send their condolences - these aren't real people with real emotions.

Have no problem with call-offs of games for operational policing reasons, or cancellation of any events where those involved simply don't feel up to performing. Generally though, I feel as far as possible normal life should go on and people should make their own decisions on what they do or do not want to do.

Policing of other people's emotional reactions is just weird.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Berniman on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:12:38
They announced as part of the protocol of the mourning period that all political and comedy events/shows (which I guess includes online) will be suspended.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 13:27:01
This is the first time a monarch has died in the media (let alone social media!) age,

Not quite. but near enough.

3.2 million houses had TV at the time of The Queen's coronation. More than one TV would be unlikely.
Its now northword of 27 million, and I reckon that most houses have at least 2.



Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: fuzzy on Friday, September 9, 2022, 14:38:14
Some folk will not agree but, the Queen worked tirelessly for all of her adult life to benefit the country and Commonwealth as best she could.

She didn't really care if you were for her or not. She worked for you.

She meant it when she signed off her letter Your Servant, Elizabeth R


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 15:31:20
I've always wondered where the line lies between blessed and cursed if you are a monarch.

You'll have top care in everything, more money than you need etc.

But little free time, no realistic prospect of retirement, you can't just nip to the pub/nip out anywhere. The press intrude on everything.

As my life is now, I wouldn't trade.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Nemo on Friday, September 9, 2022, 15:35:33
I've always wondered where the line lies between blessed and cursed if you are a monarch.

You'll have top care in everything, more money than you need etc.

But little free time, no realistic prospect of retirement, you can't just nip to the pub/nip out anywhere. The press intrude on everything.

As my life is now, I wouldn't trade.

I think the sweet spot is to be a relatively minor royal where you get some of the money and patronage but can essentially live a normal, very privileged life. Being the actual monarch must be fairly close to being a (very well kept) zoo animal. Immense privilege in many ways, but far less self determination than most of us will ever have.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 15:41:56
Yeah, I'd go with that.



Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, September 9, 2022, 16:11:34
They announced as part of the protocol of the mourning period that all political and comedy events/shows (which I guess includes online) will be suspended.

Saw that, not sure it explains this...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FcNwuyfWAAAN8aN?format=jpg&name=small)


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 9, 2022, 16:25:48
Sky Sports F1

Yeah an hour's buildup and analysis, cut back

Yeah we'll show the race

But we won't show Ted's notebook

Respect 🤷‍♂️


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, September 9, 2022, 17:09:08
Tomorrows parkrun is going ahead, but volunteers arenít allowed to clap or cheer

Make it make sense robbie


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, September 9, 2022, 17:12:22
Parkrun nationally may be going on but not in Chippenham.  Seems the town council have revoked the license for this weeks event.

 


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: blinkpip on Friday, September 9, 2022, 17:26:11
Parkrun nationally may be going on but not in Chippenham.  Seems the town council have revoked the license for this weeks event.

 

They revoked every license in Chippenham until after the funeral which is harsh.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, September 9, 2022, 18:09:45
I really am out of sync, don't mean to be rude but I genuinely couldn't give a shit.


Same.

Could. Not. Give. A. Fuck.

Although do kind of understand how others do and donít wish to demean others over it.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Moss on Friday, September 9, 2022, 18:56:01
This is the first time a monarch has died in the media (let alone social media!) age, and it has been interesting to see how its covered. It's pretty much wall to wall everywhere to the exclusion of all else, when there really isn't much else to say and, frankly, there are a few other enormous stories around.

I've quite liked reading some of the personal anecdotes and stories from people who met her, but the sheer weight of random corporate "tributes" is just weird. I simply don't see the need for my local shopping centre or baked bean brand of choice to send their condolences - these aren't real people with real emotions.

Have no problem with call-offs of games for operational policing reasons, or cancellation of any events where those involved simply don't feel up to performing. Generally though, I feel as far as possible normal life should go on and people should make their own decisions on what they do or do not want to do.

Policing of other people's emotional reactions is just weird.

Agreed.

if you want to mourn, mourn away. A very old woman has died - most people never met her. She was nice and did an amazing job. But stopping normal life for 60 million people is just nuts. The empire was over a long time ago.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Friday, September 9, 2022, 19:47:24
No inheritance tax, yikes


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: AMayesIng on Friday, September 9, 2022, 20:58:43

I've been surprised at myself by how moved I've felt, tbh. Not really a monarchist; but she had been a constant presence for my whole life so it all just feels a bit...weird. Also feel that, whilst not perfect (who is) she was at heart a really decent person, which in world where many leaders are liars, cheats and bullies will be much missed.


I've quite liked reading some of the personal anecdotes and stories from people who met her, but the sheer weight of random corporate "tributes" is just weird. I simply don't see the need for my local shopping centre or baked bean brand of choice to send their condolences - these aren't real people with real emotions.


100% this though. The corporate statements are just bonkers. Wimpy and Ann Summers. WTF.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, September 9, 2022, 23:35:06
How can we not miss someone who's been at the core of British life and culture since 1952? Many many many things have changed in that period, we're in a completely different epoch and era of mankind, but the queen has been a constant. Whether a republican or a royalist you cannot doubt her efforts and dare I say impact on Britain and the Commonwealth at large. Plus I would love to hear her opinion on some of the hundreds of politicians and leaders she met over the years.

What is most telling for me is the little stories, the ones of people who met the queen not at some grand event, but accidentally, by coincidence or, perhaps most importantly, not as some fervent monarchist. Every interaction with every person for 96 years has only been positive. A rare human being that.

All the corporate wank can fuck off. Unless you had the royal warrant to supply you had zero connection with the royals, let alone the queen. But it becomes a circle of "WHY HASNT CAMPELLS SOUP SAID ANYTHING THEY MUST HATE THE QUEEN?!?!?!11!"

The grand nonsense of live TV displaying and saying absolutely nothing other than mawkish sentiment can fuck off too, it's reached its crescendo with this. I couldn't give a shit about watching 6 hours of footage of a police officer in the rain outside some gates. Just tell me the news, not fill the air with dead space with nothing worthwhile to say. If anything, it just detracts from the solemnity and historic nature of the occasion.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Anteater on Saturday, September 10, 2022, 07:36:02
Same.

Could. Not. Give. A. Fuck.

Although do kind of understand how others do and donít wish to demean others over it.

Pretty much my feelings too, itís not always easy to recognise history in the making but an event like this certainly does.
Mostly though I feel the end of the Ďconstantí effect that comes with the passing of someone so famous. Will and do miss Ďconstantí others more that have had a greater influence me than the Queen though. RIP all the same.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, September 10, 2022, 09:26:23
things that change with change of monarch

Coins, stamps, the national anthem and barristers business cards (QC is now KC)

must be loads

Perhaps anythi g with royal charter or showing a crown. A Kings crown is different to a Queens


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11:08:52
bank holiday approved. nice one jug ears

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62862225

the country would be at a standstill anyway


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, September 10, 2022, 12:57:48
Event professionals have no choice but to work.  As royal family ambivalent as I am someone has to organise things.  You never know I might get time and a half on the funeral day.

The joys of the freelance.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, September 11, 2022, 14:48:46
So it's been a 6 hour journey (approx) from Balmoral to Edinburgh...how the hell have they managed to do that without a loo break? Genuine question...


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 11, 2022, 14:57:30
At least Banzai weren't there this time!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/1921494.stm


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, September 11, 2022, 15:35:14
Used to love Banzai.  My favourite was Mr Shake Hands Man


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Oldwembley69 on Sunday, September 11, 2022, 16:01:27
So it's been a 6 hour journey (approx) from Balmoral to Edinburgh...how the hell have they managed to do that without a loo break? Genuine question...

They did stop around halfway for comfort break as well as a driving break otherwise they would have been criticised for driving too long without a break by some group!


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, September 11, 2022, 16:13:31
They did stop around halfway for comfort break as well as a driving break otherwise they would have been criticised for driving too long without a break by some group!
Thanks...yeah good point re. the driving break....must have been in Tescos when that happened ;)


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, September 11, 2022, 18:36:23
Thanks...yeah good point re. the driving break....must have been in Tescos when that happened ;)
You or them ?  ??


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, September 12, 2022, 08:23:56
https://twitter.com/Beane_Noodler/status/1568207203969933313


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Sippo on Monday, September 12, 2022, 18:03:09
So some shops are shutting on the 19th. I think they should all shut including pubs/restaurants and non essential stores.

Just out of respect really.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, September 12, 2022, 18:18:04
So some shops are shutting on the 19th. I think they should all shut including pubs/restaurants and non essential stores.

Just out of respect really.

Not so good for those who happen to be on holiday at the time & reliant on a pub / restaurant for some sustenance at the end of a days walking.

Get where you are coming from though.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Sippo on Friday, September 16, 2022, 19:05:34
Just watched the vigil and so so sad. I cried. Feel for all the family.

Question though. Did Beck's really queue for 12 hours in a suit and full on jacket. Fair play to him if he did.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, September 16, 2022, 19:21:40
All very sad moving and emotional and what I've seen David Beckham queued for 13 hours so massive respect unlike Holly & Phil who were allowed to fast track.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: tans on Friday, September 16, 2022, 19:22:22
Just watched the vigil and so so sad. I cried. Feel for all the family.

Question though. Did Beck's really queue for 12 hours in a suit and full on jacket. Fair play to him if he did.


Yeah he did, unlike Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby who took the fast track option


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: RedRag on Friday, September 16, 2022, 19:26:29
Yeah he did, unlike Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby who took the fast track option
Becks.... and also Susanah Reid and her Mum queued with everyone else.  The difference between showboating and proper respect.  IMO.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, September 16, 2022, 19:29:16
Becks started queuing at 02:00am hats off to the man.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 16, 2022, 19:36:30
yeah, no showbiz fass pass taken. also spoke very well to the media


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Friday, September 16, 2022, 20:00:57
Just watched the vigil and so so sad. I cried. Feel for all the family.

Question though. Did Beck's really queue for 12 hours in a suit and full on jacket. Fair play to him if he did.

My initial reaction was.... "he's been queuing for all of 5 minutes, unlike the woman behind who has been queueing for 17 hours"... but apparently, as has been said, he was queuing all night so yeah... massive respect...


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Moss on Friday, September 16, 2022, 22:16:25
Yeah he did, unlike Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby who took the fast track option
All very sad moving and emotional and what I've seen David Beckham queued for 13 hours so massive respect unlike Holly & Phil who were allowed to fast track.

How desperate for a fucking knighthood is he? Fuck me this Country has lost the plot.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 05:48:00
How desperate for a fucking knighthood is he? Fuck me this Country has lost the plot.

Thatís exactly what I thought.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: AMayesIng on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 07:34:11
How desperate for a fucking knighthood is he? Fuck me this Country has lost the plot.
Or maybe he just wanted to show his respect; and felt he should queue like everyone else. Who knows? Never met the guy, so hard to tell, isn't it? Not all 'celebs' are attention seeking narcissistic twats. Just like not all politicians are corrupt lazy idiots.
I'll get down off my self appointed soap box now.
COYRs. 3-1 to Town today. Lindsey is the new Ossie.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 07:36:12
So he jumps the queue and heís a self entitled celebrity that better than the rest of us or stands in line like everyone else and heís after a knighthood? Bollox. I think fair play to him for doing it.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Moss on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 07:55:32
So he jumps the queue and heís a self entitled celebrity that better than the rest of us or stands in line like everyone else and heís after a knighthood? Bollox. I think fair play to him for doing it.

It's well documented that he was livid he didn't get a knighthood after all is charitable work.

You think he queues for anything else? People are so gullable.

And how is standing in the cold for 12 hours to walk past a box with a dead body in it paying respect exactly? Genuine question? Fucking lunacy.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: DMC on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 08:08:02
TBF it was widely reported by the sun and the mirror that he sent angry emails.. sources told them. Of course the emails werent verified or shown

Each to their own surely, there will be people who don't understand why we would stand for hours to get a playoff final ticket

Not hurting anyone are they


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 08:14:10
It's well documented that he was livid he didn't get a knighthood after all is charitable work.

You think he queues for anything else? People are so gullable.

And how is standing in the cold for 12 hours to walk past a box with a dead body in it paying respect exactly? Genuine question? Fucking lunacy.

If he wanted a knighthood that much, I'm sure he could bung a couple of hundred grand to the ruling party at the time and Bob's your uncle.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 08:22:54
I canít comment on the knighthood issue as I avoid celebrity news like the plague. However, my thoughts were fair play for not queue jumping. Clearly this is not how you think respect is paid but hundreds of thousands disagree. Each to there own, Iím not joining the queue but will be watching on Monday. More from a historical point of view as this is a massive event for our time.


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 08:26:27
I canít comment on the knighthood issue as I avoid celebrity news like the plague. However, my thoughts were fair play for not queue jumping. Clearly this is not how you think respect is paid but hundreds of thousands disagree. Each to there own, Iím not joining the queue but will be watching on Monday. More from a historical point of view as this is a massive event for our time.
Yep...pretty much sums it up for me too...


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: adje on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 09:13:12
Media so bored with it now they make it all about him?


Title: Re: RIP Our Queen
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10:47:58
TBF, the media have done their job because it's hooked a few on here based on the last few pages.  I doubt there are many on here that has gone down and queued, so i don't get the plaudits for Becks or the criticism of Phil and Holly.