Skip to comments.Queen Elizabeth to Visit Manhattan on Tuesday(Ground Zero)
Posted on 07/05/2010 10:11:39 PM PDT by Cincinna
She was a vivacious young queen when she first saw New York City in 1957, regal in white gloves but as dazzled as any tourist. 'snip'Nearly two decades later, in 1976, the 50-year-old queen made her second visit to New York, marking the Bicentennial of Americas Declaration of Independence from Britain.
Now, in the twilight of a reign that has spanned 58 years, one of the longest of any British monarch, the 84-year-old queen is to visit New York on Tuesday for a third time, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. 'snip'In contrast to her first two visits to the city what might be called her awe-struck first impressions and her more mature celebratory return this is to be a short, relatively solemn occasion: a valedictory at the United Nations, a reflective half-hour at ground zero and a stroll through a garden created in the canyons of Lower Manhattan as a memorial to the 67 Britons killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
'snip'In the late afternoon, she will go to ground zero. She will make no speech, but will be met by an honor guard and by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Govs. David A. Paterson of New York and Christopher J. Christie of New Jersey. She will briefly tour the 16-acre site, where thousands died and where today new skyscrapers are rising, with reflecting pools in the footprints of the fallen twin towers.
Finally, in the early evening, the queen will cross Lower Manhattan to the British Garden in Hanover Square, a serene greensward memorial to the British subjects who died at the trade center on Sept. 11, 2001. Relatives of some 50 victims will meet the queen, who will cut a ribbon to formally open the garden.
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The queen will make no public remarks, but will stroll the path, escorted by the British ambassador to the United States, Sir Nigel Elton Sheinwald; the consul general in New York, Sir Alan Collins; the mayor and the governors; and leaders of the British Memorial Garden Trust, which developed the project with the St. Georges Society of New York as a gift to the city.
Please inform the Queen that she will need to be in full Burka.
The British build serene gardens to honor Trade Center victims. The muslims build giant propaganda masques and Cuomo would have people believe there’s nothing wrong. California is dieing under it’s entitlement spending. New York will die under it’s multiculturalism.
I should have included Austalia in the Iraq coalition.
Thank you for the additional information
Thanks for the nice picture. My how things have changed. I can’t see the Wookie showing this kind of humility and class.
She’s always had class and I welcome her to the United States. I’ve always felt the America has always had a friend in the Queen.
Great photo! Thanks for posting. Britain has always been America’s best friend and ally.
If you have any more pics of the Queen, please post.
I have refrained from posting pictures of the Queen with Obama and MOBama. Too shocking for the eyes and too fake to be true.
You can bet he didn’t bow down the Her Majesty, the Queen.
Thank you for the post.
I admire Queen Elizabeth, wonderful she will be in New York.
I saw her in person a few times when she was in San Diego for 3 days when the Britannia docked here in 1983
It is a noted aspect of his character. The odd and inappropriate behaviors of a passive aggressive. When I try to imagine the kind of choices he made as a boy reconciling his approach toward life I truly get the shudders. This is not a well adjusted person. He is a sick and perverted personality with inevitable nasty fetishes. The wookie is the wookie because that’s the match that survives and thrives with this kind of person.
Is this photo the same occasion as the pic of the Queen with Baroness Thatcher? Looks like she’s wearing the same dress, and I can’t recall ever seeing her in the same thing twice.
I wonder . . .
does she want to see the place . . . before . . .
the elite’s cohorts insure a larger area is nuked?
No one tells Her Majesty, the Queen, what to wear.
We are not amused.
I don’t know if the same occasion.
You’re right! The photos of Ascot and with Baroness Thatcher are from last week. The dress the Queen is wearing looks the same as the dress she wore to meet President Bush.
Waste not, want not!
Her Majesty routinely rewears the same clothing. She grew up in the war under rationing that lasted after it as well (her wedding dress was covered by ration coupons). She detests the idea of waste caused by silly ideas of not rewearing clothes simply because of who she is.
Queen Elizabeth has always had class and grace. England has every right to be so very proud of her.
Yes, and I have read that she tries to save and reuse ribbons, packaging, etc. from the opened family Christmas presents. In spite of the royal trappings and privileges, she is very much like everyone else - the average person - in many ways.
I bet she can hardly wait to have her ipod updated with Obummer’s latest speeches.
Yes - certain circumstances do require her to wear something new for reasons of protocol (it might be seen as an insult if she did not) but those are limited - and the clothing she wears on those occasions, is then worn on others.
She also has the advantage of staff who can alter an existing dress to make it appear a bit different - but it isn’t at all uncommon to see her in something she has worn before unaltered.
She gives us gifts of value from the heart. Bambam gives her (what was it? An Ipod?).
“Britain has always been Americas best friend and ally.”
Well, I wouldn’t say “always.” There was that little spat we celebrated this past weekend, then that flare-up in 1812. But once all that family feudin’ ended, they have been our best ally.
Much of that friendship and alliance WAS based on the commonality of culture (and bloodlines) between Britain and the US. Both countries have changed dramatically in the past couple of decades, especially demographically so that cultural tie that binds is being diluted. We’re all so diverse now!
Being a British monarch, having so many opportunities in each day, to botch the job — that’s a tough row to hoe. And yet she’s done her job splendidly, every day, for almost 60 years.
Does one’s heart good to see a life conducted so consistently well.
#15—What a great pic!
I would like to add that the Queen’s wardrobe is made up of classic suits and dresses that are appropriate for the occasion, therefore wearing them more than once is not considered something to laugh at. However, Meeshell wears those gawd-awful designer sleeveless things that stand out like a sore thumb so we are constantly aware when she wears something inappropriate more than once.
Thank you for the heads up, Cincinna!
I agree. It's unfortunate she has to endure the unbelievably hot weather today... hopefully she's not outside too long today.
If she puts her imprimatur on that mosque while she’s in town, uh, rather than say what I think should happen, I’ll instead give my frank opinion on her fashion sense.
I’m sure she won’t make any comment on the mosque in NYC, because she knows it is not her place to make one. She wouldn’t interfere in this sort of local issue, especially since it’s not even in her country.
Please note: there is no visit to Obama, no White House, no DC. The Queen is just coming to Manhattan to pay her respects to the 9/11 fallen, and dedicate the British Memorial Garden to the 67 Brits murdered by terrorists on 911 in the WTC.
Well thank goodness for that.
I saw a video bit on the news of the wreath-laying. Very solemn. Then she went up and sort of fixed it “just so.” I thought how respectful and thoughtful, such a class act compared to someone who shall remain nameless.