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    London Bridge is Down?

    Is this it for QEII? I suspect the end is near if it hasn't already occurred. I'm putting my money on Charles becoming King George VII rather than Charles III.

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    I’m hoping it’s king Tampax the first.

    Haven’t had one of those names yet. But it’s his dream.
    I’d like to see his dreams realized for once.

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    News guy just said she passed.

    That's a hell of a run.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    I know the monarchy is flawed but I will miss her for whatever reason. Like her or not it will def. be a huge changing of the guard for the world.
    When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something." Rep. John Lewis


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    Meh.

    Hopefully now she's gone they can start to consider getting rid of or at least downsizing the whole Windsor gravy train.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Woah, she's been the only ruler of Britain in my life...weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Meh.

    Hopefully now she's gone they can start to consider getting rid of or at least downsizing the whole Windsor gravy train.

    ^^^ this is what a real traitor sounds like.

    Im positive your Grandmother or Grandad is rolling in their grave at the thought of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    Woah, she's been the only ruler of Britain in my life...weird
    Yup me too. She was like the grandmother who lived across the pond. Someone who was always there no matter what.



    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Meh.

    Hopefully now she's gone they can start to consider getting rid of or at least downsizing the whole Windsor gravy train.

    I get it - familiarity breeds contempt. I've never lived in that the UK. I don't know the politics of it all but a country has just lost their monarch. Barring that person being Idi Amin it's a blow. Disorienting. Sad.
    When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something." Rep. John Lewis


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cono Este View Post
    ^^^ this is what a real traitor sounds like.
    Traitor? Give me a break.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
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    I thought we stopped giving a shit about British royalty in 1776.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cono Este View Post
    ^^^ this is what a real traitor sounds like.

    Im positive your Grandmother or Grandad is rolling in their grave at the thought of you.
    Hey, fuck you.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    I wonder if Buttaflake would have accepted her offer for tea.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Who gets the corgi's?
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Hey, fuck you.
    Hey, let’s give the Americans a free pass to trash English culture and tradition!

    Fire away everyone! The PNWBRIT says today is the day to do so!

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    Snuck in the approval of one final prime minister before she passed. Working it right to the end.

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    God save the queen
    We mean it man
    We love our queen
    God saves



    RIP Queen E.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    RIP badass
    The Monarchy is flawed in many many ways and likely will crumble with a simpering fool like Charles in charge, but lets remember the Queen was a badass. Heard and read a number of stories over the years, but this is a good one


    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died in 2015, age disputed but well into at least his 80s. His death sparked a number of stories about his life, travels, and interactions with foreign heads of state. One such “interaction” was with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

    While still a Crown Prince, Abdullah visited the Queen’s castle in Scotland, Balmoral, in 2003 and she offered him a tour of the place. When the cars were brought around and Abdullah got in the front passenger seat, the Queen herself hopped into the driver’s seat.


    Turns out the Queen knows a thing or two about bombing around in a motor vehicle. The now 91-year-old monarch served with the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II.


    As Princess, she wanted to join the women serving as drivers, bakers, postal workers, ammunition inspectors, and mechanics to free up men for the front lines. She remains the only female member of the royal family to join the military, and is the only living head of state to serve in WWII.

    Not only did the Queen get into the driver’s seat — she didn’t even hesitate before turning the car on and rolling out. And as an Army driver during a war, she knew how to roll along Scotland’s winding roads.

    British diplomat Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles recounted for The Sunday Times that during an audience with Her Majesty, she told Coles that she was talking to Abdullah the whole time, even as he pleaded for her to pay attention to the road.

    Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t even have a driver’s license. As Queen, she doesn’t need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Who gets the corgi's?
    I call dibs on the shooting brake

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Meh.

    Hopefully now she's gone they can start to consider getting rid of or at least downsizing the whole Windsor gravy train.
    It's quite the tourist attraction. Can't see them closing down the zoo while people still want to pay to look at the animals.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    God save the queen
    We mean it man
    We love our queen
    God saves



    RIP Queen E.
    You forgot her fascist regime

    She made you a moron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Who gets the corgi's?
    It is my understanding that they are set free on the grounds of Windsor Castle with a small pour of scotch, 10 gold pieces and a comforting, yet sturdy goodbye.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Not a fan of the European monarchies in general, but she was our head of state - RIP.
    I do wonder with her passing how many more members of the commonwealth will seek to leave. Charles definitely does not inspire me and most others I know who might give a shit. We will see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Like her or not it will def. be a huge changing of the guard for the world.
    Huh? They haven't been relevant in anything other than People magazine and British tabloids for...well...a very long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    It is my understanding that they are set free on the grounds of Windsor Castle with a small pour of scotch, 10 gold pieces and a comforting, yet sturdy goodbye.
    Godspeed little corgis.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    ever body wants to rag on the commonwealth

    same people want to move up here to get away from their government & go skiing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Huh? They haven't been relevant in anything other than People magazine and British tabloids for...well...a very long time.
    Yep.
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