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Tens of thousands descend on Buckingham Palace at climax of Diamond Jubilee
Daily Mail ^

Posted on 06/05/2012 7:25:51 AM PDT by UKrepublican

Ecstatic crowds cheered the Queen's carriage procession through the streets of London today as British pomp and pageantry went on full display.

The Queen was joined in her 1902 State Landau by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, as the Duke of Edinburgh is being treated in hospital for a bladder infection. Philip is said to be 'disappointed' at missing the festivities marking the end of the extended Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anniversary; diamondjubilee; queenelizabeth; royals
Thought I would share some of the wonderful pictures from celebrations in the UK over the weekend. Must admit, I am not a Royalist, but it is nice to see the country come together and few do pomp and ceremony like we do!








1 posted on 06/05/2012 7:25:58 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Looks like Phillip there in the photo second from the bottom.


2 posted on 06/05/2012 7:29:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

It’s him. He was their for the flotilla.


3 posted on 06/05/2012 7:30:16 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Yippie.


4 posted on 06/05/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: UKrepublican; SunkenCiv; CatherineofAragon; SilvieWaldorfMD

5 posted on 06/05/2012 7:32:18 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Prince William needs to step out of the way.


6 posted on 06/05/2012 7:34:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: UKrepublican

What a big smile she had for the fly over.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 7:38:01 AM PDT by bgill
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To: UKrepublican

Thank you for the ping! My roots are in your country.

Wonderful pictures!


8 posted on 06/05/2012 7:42:36 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: UKrepublican

I find it interesting that the Queen and her court can ride in open carriages before thousands of people and our President has to clear all people out, including veterans, from a War Memorial for our people so he could do a photo op.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 7:42:55 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Tax-chick

ping

Possibly of interest to you


10 posted on 06/05/2012 7:44:58 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Thanks! Excellent pictures.


11 posted on 06/05/2012 7:51:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: UKrepublican

Saw some of the coverage on Fox News. I did not see one person of color in the throng of Brits outside the Palace.


12 posted on 06/05/2012 7:54:21 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: UKrepublican

Lovely pictures! I’ve been reading all about it whenever I can. My grandmother was from Scotland (she came to the US when she was 15) and very proud of her roots! If she were alive to see this, she would be so thrilled. This is a very historic event and certainly not something I’ll see again in my lifetime.


13 posted on 06/05/2012 7:55:54 AM PDT by midnightcat
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To: Red_Devil 232

heh! I’m over here and on the BBC coverage they were careful to pick out exactly two of our melanin enhanced couples for show.

More curiously, I didn’t see a single one of the millions of followers of the religion of peace(es) I’m told are eternally grateful for the “throw open the palace door” immigration policies of the last labour government.

Not a hijab, burqua, or bearded bedsheet wearer in sight - although I saw more than I could count last time I was in Bedford.

Its almost like they got the dates wrong on the posters they put up in all the mosques. Yeah, that must be it..


14 posted on 06/05/2012 8:07:07 AM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: stylecouncilor

These Elizabeths last a long time.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 8:28:46 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: UKrepublican

Thanks for the pictures! I guess I am a bit of a royalist. The idea of hereditary aristocracy doesn’t make any more sense to me than it did to Thomas Jefferson, but it seems to me most people have an inbuilt need to look up to (and gossip about) people who are rich, well dressed, and famous. In that sense, every country has royalty.

It then merely becomes a decision between Prince Harry and Prince Sheen, or Princess Kate and Princess Spears.

As long as our lot still feel the need to at least make a good show of patriotism, civic responsibility, military service, religion etc I’ll support ‘em.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 8:30:56 AM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: RC2

Guns are rare over there thanks to their lack of a Second Amendment.


17 posted on 06/05/2012 8:46:19 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: UKrepublican

I have relatives in Nottingham and have been to see them several times. My grandfather came from England at age 18 and joined the coast guard. Thanks for the pictures.


18 posted on 06/05/2012 8:57:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Perdogg

Love Wills and Kate!


19 posted on 06/05/2012 9:03:10 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Cincinna

Ping!


20 posted on 06/05/2012 9:05:01 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: UKrepublican

What is this festival about and why is it called Jubilee?


21 posted on 06/05/2012 9:12:46 AM PDT by veracious
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To: veracious

Celebrating her 60th year on the throne.

Diamond Jubilee.

Like someone celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary would be having their diamond anniversary.

Why the word Jubilee? Don’t know.


22 posted on 06/05/2012 9:56:52 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Red_Devil 232

There were plenty.


23 posted on 06/05/2012 10:59:14 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: gzzimlich

Well, the BBC, ITV and Sky all spoke to British Asians, some of whom will have been Muslim (as opposed to Skih or Hindu). Remember many Muslims DONT wear a hijab or burkha.


24 posted on 06/05/2012 11:02:02 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: txrangerette; veracious

ju·bi·lee (jb-l, jb-l)
n.
1.
a. A specially celebrated anniversary, especially a 50th anniversary.
b. The celebration of such an anniversary.
2. A season or an occasion of joyful celebration.
3. Jubilation; rejoicing.


25 posted on 06/05/2012 11:03:41 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: UKrepublican

Thanks for the pictures!


26 posted on 06/05/2012 12:11:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: UKrepublican

Prince Philip is my favorite royal.

He is so politically incorrect, you can’t help but love him!


27 posted on 06/05/2012 12:20:30 PM PDT by JRochelle (Note to the MSM: Unemployment has been higher under every month of Obama than any month under Bush.)
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To: onedoug
These Elizabeths last a long time.

They certainly do! The Queen Mum, another Elizabeth, stayed on this earth until she reached 101.

Incidentally: there was a recent poll asking which Sovereigns were the best. #1 was Queen Elizabeth II, #3 was Queen Elizabeth I and #2 was Queen Victoria.

Interesting how all three were Sovereign Queens. Fact is, feminism make its greatest gains under Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II. The suffragette movement had its seeds in the Victorian era, and drew a lot of credibility from Queen Victoria reigning alone. "If our Head of State can be female, and a jolly good Head of State at that, then why can't others of her sex not vote?"

Push it forward a century, and you get "...then why can't women do all that men can do?"

Yep, it looks to me like the originary fount of feminism is none other than the British monarchy. Particularly with respect to Queen Victoria and the current Sovereign.

28 posted on 06/05/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: CatherineofAragon

You’re welcome, glad you enjoyed them! Do you have family over here?


29 posted on 06/05/2012 1:16:35 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: RC2

Yes, the contrast between the Royals and Obama couldn’t be more stark. His video ‘tribute’ appeared as contrived and phoney as he is, considering he has gone to great lengths to insult us.


30 posted on 06/05/2012 1:17:51 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yes, something interesting to note. You are more likely to have seen older generation Sikhs and mixed race celebrating rather than some of the more recent additions to our melting pot!


31 posted on 06/05/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: midnightcat

You’re very welcome, and yes I agree, one of the reasons I have taken interest despite being non fussed by the Royal Family in general.


32 posted on 06/05/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: gzzimlich

You are right, sadly we get the nonsense celebrity drivel as well. I certainly wouldn’t complain that the queen hasn’t handles her reign with nothing but dignity and devotion to her duty which I suppose is something we can all admire.


33 posted on 06/05/2012 1:22:01 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I assume you haven’t been back yourself?


34 posted on 06/05/2012 1:22:30 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You’re welcome!


35 posted on 06/05/2012 1:23:36 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Yes I have been several times to Nottingham. I have toured all over Britian from Cornwall to Lock Ness.


36 posted on 06/05/2012 2:39:39 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: All
QUEEN'S FLOTILLA

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee flotilla recalls Canaletto's famous painting, River Thames with St. Paul's Cathedral on Lord Mayor's Day, c.1747-48

FLOTILLA ROUTE


37 posted on 06/05/2012 3:27:12 PM PDT by Liz
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To: UKrepublican
"You’re welcome, glad you enjoyed them! Do you have family over here?"

Not that I know of personally, but probably so. All I know is that I have relatives who came from Surrey. :)

38 posted on 06/05/2012 5:06:35 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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