Queen Elizabeth II has died

Started by vandermolen, September 08, 2022, 04:39:49 AM

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vandermolen

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).

'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).

Mandryka

Get a juicy bone ready to prevent the dog from barking.
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

Mandryka

Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

Pohjolas Daughter

Oh, dear.   :(

Thanks for letting us know.

PD

Papy Oli

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.

Olivier

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Papy Oli on September 08, 2022, 05:27:58 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.
I heard that earlier (on CNN).  Alas, I don't currently get BBC World (news channel on t.v.).

PD

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on September 08, 2022, 05:33:45 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

vandermolen

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).

vandermolen

"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).

k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Papy Oli

Quote from: vandermolen on September 08, 2022, 05:53:20 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.
Olivier

pjme

Quote from: vandermolen on September 08, 2022, 05:53:20 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...https://www.youtube.com/v/0deF_DTWGl4




Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: vandermolen on September 08, 2022, 05:53:20 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.
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

vandermolen

"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).

Irons

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 must have a very good opinion of yourself to write a symphony - John Ireland.

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Irons on September 08, 2022, 08:20:52 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.
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

vandermolen

Quote from: Irons on September 08, 2022, 08:20:52 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.
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).

'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).

Pohjolas Daughter

Just heard the news about her death.

I'm so sorry!

PD

Scion7

Long live Chuck?
www.republic.uk.org
(Bruckner's) is the career of a poor village boy ... The one and only really surprising thing about him was that after completing his career as an organist he suddenly began to compose music with a range of vision which in such a man would appear quite incongruous.

Florestan

She was a great personality, quite possibly the last great Queen, or indeed monarch, of the UK. May God rest her in peace.
"Art is no excuse for boring people." - Jules Renard