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Queen Elizabeth II has died
« on: September 08, 2022, 03:39:49 AM »
Probably of minority interest here but I thought it worth posting:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-62834633
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: The Queen's health (UK)
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2022, 03:41:43 AM »
Get a juicy bone ready to prevent the dog from barking.
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

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Re: The Queen's health (UK)
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2022, 03:45:40 AM »
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

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Re: The Queen's health (UK)
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2022, 03:55:56 AM »
Oh, dear.   :(

Thanks for letting us know.

PD

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2022, 04:27:58 AM »
Main BBC presenter Huw Edwards replacing the "secondary" BBC news presenters all of a sudden before 2pm, wearing a black suit and tie, with the sign interpreter in tow, also fully in black on the news channel. BBC One on a Queen "special" until 6 pm. All the family rushing to Balmoral.

Sadly not boding well at all.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2022, 04:33:45 AM »
Main BBC presenter Huw Edwards replacing the "secondary" BBC news presenters all of a sudden before 2pm, wearing a black suit and tie, with the sign interpreter in tow, also fully in black on the news channel. BBC One on a Queen "special" until 6 pm. All the family rushing to Balmoral.

Sadly not boding well at all.
I heard that earlier (on CNN).  Alas, I don't currently get BBC World (news channel on t.v.).

PD

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2022, 04:43:23 AM »
I heard that earlier (on CNN).  Alas, I don't currently get BBC World (news channel on t.v.).

PD
I've just found out that one can listen to live coverage on it (at least in the US though I suspect that it pertains to most of the rest of the world too).

Here:  https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-62834633

PD

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2022, 04:53:20 AM »
Yes, worrying that all the immediate Royal Family en-route to Balmoral and that Queen's doctors felt it necessary to issue a statement of concern. My daughter works in the House of Commons, and she tells me that it's all going on there ('mass panic').

I'm interested to know what, if any, coverage this is getting outside the UK.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: The Queen's health (UK)
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2022, 04:53:45 AM »
Oh, dear.   :(

Thanks for letting us know.

PD
Thanks PD.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: The Queen's health (UK)
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2022, 05:10:01 AM »
Probably of minority interest here but I thought it worth posting:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-62834633

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2022, 05:15:26 AM »
I'm interested to know what, if any, coverage this is getting outside the UK.

Non-stop on the main news channel in France, BFM TV, since early afternoon:

https://www.bfmtv.com/en-direct/

That was the same when Prince Philip passed away.
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2022, 05:23:10 AM »
.... ('mass panic').....

I'm interested to know what, if any, coverage this is getting outside the UK.

The international press loves "mass panic" and we will be inundated with more information than necessary, I'm afraid. Even if she just has to "rest" for a couple of days.
The queen is 96....

here is some soothing music for her...<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/0deF_DTWGl4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/0deF_DTWGl4</a>




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Re: The Queen's health (UK)
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2022, 05:37:31 AM »
Yes, worrying that all the immediate Royal Family en-route to Balmoral and that Queen's doctors felt it necessary to issue a statement of concern. My daughter works in the House of Commons, and she tells me that it's all going on there ('mass panic').

I'm interested to know what, if any, coverage this is getting outside the UK.
CNN were covering it for some time; now, they are talking about Ukraine.

Just heard that 7 members of the royal family are on a flight to Aberdeen and the plane is expected to land in about 10 minutes.

PD

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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2022, 05:45:15 AM »
Thanks for feedback.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2022, 07:20:52 AM »
What a bloody awful year. When will it end! I have little time for the royal family but the Queen I have great admiration for. I fear she was more important in keeping the UK together then we ever imagined.
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Re: The Queen's health (UK)
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2022, 07:32:37 AM »
What a bloody awful year. When will it end! I have little time for the royal family but the Queen I have great admiration for. I fear she was more important in keeping the UK together then we ever imagined.
I agree with you there.

I'm glad that you're getting some rain--at least around Balmoral, but it does seem to be a bad omen at the moment.  Or perhaps fitting?  I don't know.

PD

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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2022, 07:42:56 AM »
What a bloody awful year. When will it end! I have little time for the royal family but the Queen I have great admiration for. I fear she was more important in keeping the UK together then we ever imagined.
You are probably right Lol, added to by the fact that it is all playing out in Scotland.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2022, 08:33:12 AM »
Just heard the news about her death.

I'm so sorry!

PD

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Queen Elizabeth II has died
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2022, 08:34:38 AM »
Long live Chuck?
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Re: The Queen's health (UK)
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2022, 08:38:02 AM »
She was a great personality, quite possibly the last great Queen, or indeed monarch, of the UK. May God rest her in peace.
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