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Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on throne
Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-6-12

Posted on 02/05/2012 5:48:39 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

LONDON - Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrated 60 years on the throne on Monday to become the second British monarch to reach that milestone.

During her reign, the royal family has faced tumultuous times and moments of plummeting popularity, above all after the death in 1997 of Princess Diana, the hugely popular ex-wife of her son and heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles.

But the royals are enjoying fresh support after the wedding last year of the queen's grandson, Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, to Catherine Middleton.

Elizabeth II, 85, became queen aged 25 on Feb. 6, 1952 on the death of her father George VI, while on tour in Kenya with her husband Prince Philip.


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Age 3 in 1929

Age 7 in 1933

Coronation 1953

Riding with Reagan in 1982

In 2007

1 posted on 02/05/2012 5:48:46 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on throne

That is some serious constipation. I don't know about the celebration part.

2 posted on 02/05/2012 5:54:41 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I read the new biography about her and the life of a monarch is so demanding that you have to give Her Majesty credit for holding up so well for 60 years. Long live the Queen.


3 posted on 02/05/2012 5:54:52 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: bigheadfred

lol!


4 posted on 02/05/2012 5:57:46 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Ciexyz

I bet someone is going to make a bad joke about serious constipation.


5 posted on 02/05/2012 6:01:32 PM PST by ully2
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To: bigheadfred

She must have some really good reading material in that bathroom.


6 posted on 02/05/2012 6:05:09 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
And don't forget her love of corgis.:

Photobucket

7 posted on 02/05/2012 6:08:53 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor, Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1945
8 posted on 02/05/2012 6:09:50 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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The 18-year-old Princess Elizabeth helps Britain's efforts in World War II when she joins the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service as an honorary Second Subaltern. She trained as a military truck driver and mechanic, before being promoted to Junior Commander five months later. She is the last surviving head of state to have served during World War II.

http://news.ie.msn.com/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=160455706&page=4

9 posted on 02/05/2012 6:10:43 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

What a seriously depressed child.

Here’s to Chuck getting bypassed for William.


10 posted on 02/05/2012 6:12:35 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: smokingfrog

Cool picture!


11 posted on 02/05/2012 6:15:26 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Our leaders in uniform.

12 posted on 02/05/2012 6:18:26 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: smokingfrog

A minor correct - yes, she was originally appointed as an honorary Second Subaltern, but by the time those photos were taken, she had been commissioned with the substantive rank - the honorary appointment had been her father’s last attempt to keep her out of uniform until she was 21 (by which time they knew the war would be over) - but it didn’t work.

She remained as a reservist until the day she became Queen - by which time she was Captain Elizabeth Windsor, Women’s Royal Army Corps.


13 posted on 02/05/2012 6:20:48 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Queen Elizabeth spent 60 years on the throne. Hehe heh heh huh hehehuh.
14 posted on 02/05/2012 6:28:13 PM PST by Pappy Smear (Support the presidency, end the policies.)
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To: ully2

Or...I bet someone is going to make a serious joke about bad constipation.


15 posted on 02/05/2012 6:34:50 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: naturalman1975

Awesome lady!


16 posted on 02/05/2012 6:35:43 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Congratulations to Her Majesty. God Save the Queen.


17 posted on 02/05/2012 6:38:24 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: bgill

***Here’s to Chuck getting bypassed for William.***

AMEN!


18 posted on 02/05/2012 6:52:33 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I was living in Munich, Germany when King George died. I will always remember the newspaper headline the next day............”The King is dead. Long live the Queen.”

Odd, isn’t it, what sticks in one’s mind.


19 posted on 02/05/2012 6:59:55 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

What a beautiful young girl, and a lovely and gracious QUEEN she is, and I pray she will reign for many more years.

I remember watching her crowning when I was a young girl, it was a beautiful occasion, even on our black and white TV.

20 posted on 02/05/2012 7:22:13 PM PST by annieokie
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To: gorush

I was feeling sorry for myself because my feet hurt, then I saw a dog with no legs.


21 posted on 02/05/2012 7:31:00 PM PST by tumblindice (No Romney, no way, no how)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I actually admire her. She is all about duty. For sixty years and she has conducted herself very well, especially having to deal with her kids and all. Congratulations to Elizabeth!


22 posted on 02/05/2012 7:33:56 PM PST by arbee4bush (My Dad, My Hero. Love You Dad!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

G-d save our most excellent Queen!


23 posted on 02/05/2012 7:49:01 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: smokingfrog
She is the last surviving head of state to have served during World War II.

No. There is another

24 posted on 02/05/2012 8:27:59 PM PST by Oztrich Boy
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To: April Lexington

She is remarkable. Worked very hard all of life and she has an easy going sense of humor and loves to mix with the people and is chatty with them, interested in them, and still has that sparkle in her eyes. Thanks to everyone for the pictures.


25 posted on 02/05/2012 8:38:57 PM PST by maranatha (Texas really is unlike any other place)
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To: bgill
Here’s to Chuck getting bypassed for William.

F$%# Chuck, Long live the queen.

26 posted on 02/05/2012 8:42:44 PM PST by Mike Darancette (11/06/2012: Starts "Occupy the White House")
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To: Oztrich Boy

I give up...

Who is the other?


27 posted on 02/05/2012 9:04:56 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Is it the emporor of Japan?


28 posted on 02/05/2012 9:06:43 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: smokingfrog; Chickensoup

Joseph Ratzinger, Sovereign of the Vatican City State


29 posted on 02/05/2012 9:22:04 PM PST by Oztrich Boy
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To: Oztrich Boy

Of course.


30 posted on 02/05/2012 9:26:06 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

OK - but he was drafted.


31 posted on 02/05/2012 9:38:49 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ully2

I think it would be more serious diarrhea. Constipation means less time on the throne....


32 posted on 02/05/2012 10:40:11 PM PST by goat granny
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

33 posted on 02/06/2012 1:41:18 AM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on throne Worst case of toilet-ring that anybody ever saw.
34 posted on 02/08/2012 1:57:36 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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