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Post by sequested 21.04.21 15:28

Did I mention my old Mum is arguably the best current Queen lookalike ?

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Post by Jill Havern 21.04.21 16:04

That's your mum?  bigshock

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Post by Jill Havern 21.04.21 16:26

Funny thing is, I used to think my mum looked like the Queen in her younger days.

And my dad was the image of Eric Morcambe - and his friend, bizarrely,  was the image of Ernie Wise!!  big grin

They were both Royal Marine Commandos and used to get a lot of stick...and rightly so!

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Post by Liz Eagles 21.04.21 19:20

I saw the Queen when I was a teenager.

Her skin was like alabaster..perfection.

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Post by Jill Havern 21.04.21 19:33

I've met the Queen...and Prince Philip

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At Lympstone Royal Marine training camp.

(Actually, I met Jimmy Saville there too  sick )

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Post by Liz Eagles 21.04.21 19:55

@Jill Havern wrote:I've met the Queen...and Prince Philip

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At Lympstone Royal Marine training camp.

(Actually, I met Jimmy Saville there too  sick )
What was Savile doing there?! 

Why did he have the keys to the kingdom?

Most ordinary people wondered why Savile was given a TV slot. 

It took him to die without trial and be damned by a complicit media machine. 

As a child he made my skin crawl and yet no-one challenged him. 

Sorry, off topic a bit.

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Post by Jill Havern 21.04.21 20:04

Saville used to do the assault course and got an honorary green beret, which he was buried with.

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Post by Liz Eagles 21.04.21 20:09

@Jill Havern wrote:Saville used to do the assault course and got an honorary green beret, which he was buried with.
What a bloody insult to the honour of a green beret.

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Post by Verdi 02.05.21 3:09


Exclusive: Britannia to rule the waves once more, with new royal yacht named after Prince Philip


Boris Johnson to announce new national flagship within weeks, with the £200m vessel to serve as an official tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh

By Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent 1 May 2021 • 8:00pm

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Boris Johnson will announce within weeks a new national flagship named after the Duke of Edinburgh that will be seen as a successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

The new ship is expected to be named HMS Prince Philip and will boost British trade and drive investment into the UK economy.

HMY Britannia was controversially decommissioned by Labour prime minister Tony Blair in 1997. That decision “signalled the end of an unbroken succession of royal yachts dating back to the reign of King Charles II”, the Duke wrote in Britannia’s official history in 2003.

The new ship would be crewed by the Royal Navy, senior sources said. It will be the first official government commemoration to Prince Philip.

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The announcement – dubbed Project Leith, after the Edinburgh district where the original yacht is moored – had been held up by a wrangle over whether the new ship was to be paid for by the Ministry of Defence or the Cabinet Office.

It will be seen as an appropriate tribute to the Duke, who was Lord High Admiral between 2011 and his death in April. He also played a key role in commissioning and design of the original yacht.

Senior government sources said the new flagship, costing as much as £200 million, could promote British businesses overseas by mooring near international trade fairs, hosting high level trade negotiations and sailing all over the world promoting UK interests.

It would also play an important role promoting foreign policy and security objectives, including by hosting summits and other diplomatic talks.

The ship could also be used to host members of the Royal family on overseas visits. The flagship could be fitted with the latest green technology.

The Telegraph has been campaigning for a replacement for HMY Britannia since Britons voted to leave the European Union in 2016.

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Commodore Tony Morrow, the last captain of Britannia, welcomed the news on Saturday night and said he would be delighted to work with officials to develop the plans.

Jake Berry, chairman of the Northern Research Group of Conservatiave MPs, last night called for the new ship to be built by Cammell Laird on Merseyside, where the polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough was constructed.

Mr Berry said: “This successor to Britannia enables Britain to take her proper place in the world once again. When I and The Telegraph newspaper launched our campaign back in 2016, we were told that this day would never come.

“I am delighted that Boris has been brave enough to discount the doubters and bean counters who did not have the vision to see what this new ship can add to global Britain. Commemorating the Duke of Edinburgh in this way is respectful and deeply appropriate.”

Tory MP Craig Mackinlay, who has led a campaign for a successor to Britannia in the Commons, added: “A new national flagship proudly bearing the name of Prince Philip can be no better memorial to this much-loved and respected man. I am delighted that the years of effort to prove to ministers the value of such a vessel to our country’s global brand is now on the brink of becoming reality. My latest joint letter signed by fellow MPs and peers may have helped get this project over the line. I am overjoyed.”
Plans to build yacht in Britain

The hope is that as a MoD asset, ministers can direct that the vessel is built in UK shipyards in order to create jobs, reinvigorate the UK’s shipbuilding industry and showcase the best of British design, engineering and ingenuity around the world.

One senior source said the plan was “ready to go”. Another said: “There was a bit of a fight between the MoD and the Cabinet Office about who pays for it.

“The lawyers are all over it because in order to stipulate that it is made in Britain it has to have a military use, otherwise it will go out to procurement and could be made in Italy.”

The original royal yacht was retired in December 1997 and is now berthed at Edinburgh, where she is one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions.

A secret naval design for a £100 million replacement for Britannia – worth £190 million in today’s money – was drawn up by naval staff at the time and approved by representatives of the Royal family but the Labour government refused to pay for it.

The Duke – who travelled 70,000 miles on the ship – said in 2003: “The combination of her ocean-going capacity and efficient management reflected our long maritime traditions and made an invaluable contribution to the prestige of this country.

“She managed to project the very best British characteristics to people all over the world which also produced significant tangible and intangible contributions to the British economy.”

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Post by crusader 02.05.21 9:26

Official tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh ?

More like a bloody insult, why didn't they honour him when he was alive and able to see it?

More likely Boris will be using it for "official" overseas visits/holidays.
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Post by Liz Eagles 02.05.21 14:38

@crusader wrote:Official tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh ?

More like a bloody insult, why didn't they honour him when he was alive and able to see it?

More likely Boris will be using it for "official" overseas visits/holidays.
As the Royal Navy are strapped for/stripped of funding it might be a better idea to build a service ship in his honour.

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Post by CaKeLoveR 05.06.21 13:40

The odious Harry has inherited none of this man's character.
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Post by PeterMac 05.06.21 15:43

The idea usually is that it doubles as a hospital ship when needed.
She was designed with a lot of input from the Duke


From the onset Britannia was designed to be a floating residence for the Royal family with a quick conversion to a hospital ship. As a hospital ship, Britannia could accommodate some 200 wounded military personnel. Not many people know this, but Britannia had a more important (but hidden) role other than providing a means of transport for the Royal Family.  During the peak of the Cold War in the 1950s and 60s, it was feared that a nuclear Armageddon would destroy London and the British seat of government. To ensure the survivability  of the government and to control the military forces, an emergency plan known as Python was devised. It designated five sites from which the government could operate from in case of nuclear attack.  Britannia was one of those five sites. Britain's nuclear ICBM missile force could be controlled from any of those  five sites. Initially, Python was  classified but was declassified once Britannia paid off.
"During the Falklands war with Argentina, Britannia could not fulfil her role as a hospital ship due to cost. By 1982, the entire Royal Navy had converted over to ships which used diesel oil to fuel their engines. Britannia still burned Bunker C oil because she was steam driven.  To dispatch a tanker to the Falklands filled with Bunker C would have simply been cost prohibitive. However Britannia did well in 1986 when she rescued some 1,082 foreign and British nationals who had congregated on a beachhead in Yemen, during that country's civil war."
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Post by Verdi 12.06.21 16:38

The Queen Marks Prince Philip's 100th Birthday By Planting Rose Named After Him - 10th June 2021


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Post by Milo Yesterday at 4:24

"The odious Harry has inherited none of this man's character."
And, to add insult to injury, much is being written about how much Harry resembles Prince Philip. Can you believe it? (And none of those ridiculous stories about James Hewitt in any responses to me, please!). Philip, IMO, is one (was one) of the best-looking men on the planet, in my lifetime. I would say "gorgeous" but not sure about the PC rule on that adjective. Harry does not look like PP. Harry is very plain in the looks department. And to compare their characters takes more space than is available here. But Harry got the last laugh - he inherited some of PP's wealth. It was interesting to hear (on TV) the interaction between the Archbishop of Canterbury and Prince William after the funeral service: "Oh the Music". Meanwhile Harry had been flipping his order of service in impatience to get out of there.
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Post by AnneBarnard Today at 9:11

@Verdi wrote:The Queen Marks Prince Philip's 100th Birthday By Planting Rose Named After Him - 10th June 2021



Oh this was lovely, wasn't it. What a nice gesture. So saddening that she had to face his milestone birthday without him.

It looks a lovely rose, though. Would be nice if we could buy it and plant it in our gardens as a sort of rememberance to HRH Prince Philip.

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Post by crusader Today at 9:29

It will be in a garden centre near us before long I'm sure.
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