Congrat's to The Queen...

  Quickbeam 13:11 20 Dec 2007
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This afternoon she will make history by becoming the oldest living Monarch... I'm not a royalist one bit, but I appreciate that she's done a good and devoted job of it.

  Clapton is God 13:14 20 Dec 2007

"she's done a good and devoted job of it"

A good and devoted job of what exactly?

Wearing a crown?

Wearing gloves when shaking hands with people?

Producing 4 offspring?

  Jak_1 13:15 20 Dec 2007

Time to get the rum out and have a loyal toast methinks :)

  GANDALF <|:-)> 13:18 20 Dec 2007

Time for her to move her butt out of the way.

G

  anskyber 13:21 20 Dec 2007

My reservation is look who's next in line.

  Quickbeam 13:23 20 Dec 2007

Oh I agree, the days of the monarchy are numbered as it evolves into ever increasing insignificance.

But unless we go down the French route, the Monarchy won't go away overnight.

So, for a system that we were all born into, and that is slowly evolving into something different every decade... I don't think she's a 'bad un'... many others have lost their heads in office!

  Quickbeam 13:25 20 Dec 2007

I say... even for you, that's incredibly brusk :)

  GANDALF <|:-)> 13:42 20 Dec 2007

Well, she's been doing the job for 57 years and has a really sour face most of the time so methinks retirement beckons..however, the prospective candidate and his bit on the side do not instil me with optimism.

G

  Quickbeam 13:54 20 Dec 2007

"the prospective candidate and his bit on the side do not instil me with optimism."

As I said, "the days of the monarchy are numbered as it evolves into ever increasing insignificance."

Australia can't find it in them to race into being a republic despite the votes over the years, so I don't think it'll happen here in this century... We've got it for a while yet.

  jakimo 13:57 20 Dec 2007

She`s harmless enough,and know-one can critise her devotion to duty, so i`d prefer her rather than you know who as queen.

  Clapton is God 14:18 20 Dec 2007

"you know who as queen"

Queen Charles. Well, I suppose it has a certain ring to it. ;-))

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