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Queen Elizabeth to Visit Manhattan on Tuesday(Ground Zero)
The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2010 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN

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 America’s 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New York; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: elizabeth; groundzero; manhattan; queenelizabethii; royalvisit; tuesday; visit; wot
An elongated triangle in the rough shape of the British Isles, it is a landscaped version of a traditional British garden, planted with hydrangea, rhododendron, azalea, foxglove, holly and yew, and set off by a winding path of Morayshire stone and benches fashioned in Northern Ireland. Situated on city land, the garden broke ground in 2005 and has been open for several years.

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. George’s Society of New York as a gift to the city.

1 posted on 07/05/2010 10:11:46 PM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna

Please inform the Queen that she will need to be in full Burka.


2 posted on 07/05/2010 10:16:19 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Cincinna

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.


3 posted on 07/05/2010 10:25:56 PM PDT by Track9 (Liberals are cruel hateful people who think they pass as respectable citizens.)
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To: Cincinna
Among many other things, Queen Elizabeth is the Queen (and thus, the Head of State) of: Britain, Canada, and Australia. The British contingent is the largest (after the U.S.) in the Iraq coalition. British, Canadian and Australian troops are part of the NATO coalition in Afghanistan.
4 posted on 07/05/2010 10:32:23 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Track9
This her during ww2:
5 posted on 07/05/2010 10:32:31 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Cincinna; 007girl; 1_Rain_Drop; 2nd amendment mama; 6323cd; abner; afraidfortherepublic; ...

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How gracious of HRM Queen Elizabeth II to visit Ground Zaro and honor those who were brutally murdered by terrorists there on 9/11. They will visit the British Garden on Hanover Square nearby to meet with the families of the British fallen. The Garden was donated by the British people to the City of NY in memory of fallen Brits on 9/11.

I can assure you it is a charming oasis of green for contemplation and reflection, and a piece of the British Isles in Manhattan.

I will post pictures of the visit tomorrow. The Queen is a fashion icon in her own right, spanning more than 50 years with dignity, grace, and courage.


Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Royal Ascot Races


QUEEN ELIZABETH GREETS BARONESS MARGARET THATCHER AT ORDERR OF MERIT CEREMONY


6 posted on 07/05/2010 10:32:48 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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How gracious of HRM Queen Elizabeth II to visit Ground Zaro and honor those who were brutally murdered by terrorists there on 9/11. They will visit the British Garden on Hanover Square nearby to meet with the families of the British fallen. The Garden was donated by the British people to the City of NY in memory of fallen Brits on 9/11.

I can assure you it is a charming oasis of green for contemplation and reflection, and a piece of the British Isles in Manhattan.

I will post pictures of the visit tomorrow. The Queen is a fashion icon in her own right, spanning more than 50 years with dignity, grace, and courage.


Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Royal Ascot Races


QUEEN ELIZABETH GREETS BARONESS MARGARET THATCHER AT ORDERR OF MERIT CEREMONY


7 posted on 07/05/2010 10:33:57 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: Cincinna

I should have included Austalia in the Iraq coalition.


8 posted on 07/05/2010 10:34:23 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Thank you for the additional information


9 posted on 07/05/2010 10:36:30 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: ltc8k6

Thanks for the nice picture. My how things have changed. I can’t see the Wookie showing this kind of humility and class.


10 posted on 07/05/2010 10:44:06 PM PDT by Track9 (Liberals are cruel hateful people who think they pass as respectable citizens.)
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To: Cincinna

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.


11 posted on 07/05/2010 10:46:11 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: ltc8k6

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.


12 posted on 07/05/2010 10:48:50 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: Track9

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.


13 posted on 07/05/2010 10:51:28 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: Cincinna

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


14 posted on 07/05/2010 10:53:34 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Cincinna
Queen Elizabeth and President Reagan at Windsor
15 posted on 07/05/2010 10:58:47 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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Pres. Bush and Queen Elizabeth
16 posted on 07/05/2010 11:12:02 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Cincinna
She was just called Elizabeth Windsor then of course and she volunteered and served as a truck driver and mechanic. She drove trucks a lot in support of the military effort. She is the last living head of state to have served in uniform in ww2.
17 posted on 07/05/2010 11:14:09 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Cincinna

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.


18 posted on 07/05/2010 11:15:50 PM PDT by Track9 (Liberals are cruel hateful people who think they pass as respectable citizens.)
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To: SoCalPol

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.


19 posted on 07/05/2010 11:19:03 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Cincinna

I wonder . . .

does she want to see the place . . . before . . .

the elite’s cohorts insure a larger area is nuked?


20 posted on 07/05/2010 11:20:36 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

No one tells Her Majesty, the Queen, what to wear.

We are not amused.


21 posted on 07/05/2010 11:31:57 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: EDINVA

I don’t know if the same occasion.


22 posted on 07/05/2010 11:33:49 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: EDINVA

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!


23 posted on 07/05/2010 11:38:28 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: EDINVA

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.


24 posted on 07/05/2010 11:39:11 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: ltc8k6

Queen Elizabeth has always had class and grace. England has every right to be so very proud of her.


25 posted on 07/05/2010 11:44:28 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: naturalman1975

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.


26 posted on 07/05/2010 11:51:16 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Cincinna

I bet she can hardly wait to have her ipod updated with Obummer’s latest speeches.


27 posted on 07/05/2010 11:55:59 PM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: Swede Girl

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.


28 posted on 07/06/2010 12:03:22 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Cincinna

She gives us gifts of value from the heart. Bambam gives her (what was it? An Ipod?).


29 posted on 07/06/2010 2:30:21 AM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing democratic about democrats!)
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To: Cincinna

“Britain has always been America’s 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!


30 posted on 07/06/2010 3:32:16 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Cincinna

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.


31 posted on 07/06/2010 4:20:06 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: Cincinna

32 posted on 07/06/2010 4:51:37 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: SoCalPol

#15—What a great pic!


33 posted on 07/06/2010 8:39:20 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: SoCalPol

bttt


34 posted on 07/06/2010 8:41:12 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: naturalman1975

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.


35 posted on 07/06/2010 9:02:07 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: Cincinna

Thank you for the heads up, Cincinna!


36 posted on 07/06/2010 9:55:25 AM PDT by nutmeg (Another "smartass" for lower taxes)
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To: Swede Girl
Queen Elizabeth has always had class and grace. England has every right to be so very proud of her.

I agree. It's unfortunate she has to endure the unbelievably hot weather today... hopefully she's not outside too long today.

37 posted on 07/06/2010 10:02:36 AM PDT by nutmeg (Another "smartass" for lower taxes)
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks Cincinna.

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.


38 posted on 07/06/2010 10:21:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


39 posted on 07/06/2010 1:39:13 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Stultis

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.


40 posted on 07/06/2010 5:32:17 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: Cincinna
Please note: there is no visit to Obama

Well thank goodness for that.

41 posted on 07/07/2010 1:46:49 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: SuziQ

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.


42 posted on 07/07/2010 2:44:33 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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