Her Majesty returns to work

Her soldiers, sailors and airmen are in obvious awe – as well they should be:

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65 Responses to Her Majesty returns to work

  1. FlyingPigs says:

    An Extraordinary Human Being.

  2. jupes says:

    Glorius. Not a mask to be seen.

    Good to see her Maj cracking jokes after her recent (and current) disappointments. Exemplifies her generation of stoics.

  3. min says:

    She looked tinier and thinner I thought .

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Exemplifies her generation of stoics.

    Memo to young Harry. Watch and learn!

  5. C.L. says:

    3:05

    Does the American Marine introduce himself before saying “how are ya?”
    Very respectfully and innocently, of course.
    LOL.
    Good for him.

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    There’s a photograph, in one very good title of Royal Naval history, of the (then) Princess Elizabeth, at the launching of HMS Prince of Wales, in 1939….

  7. Forester says:

    Getting on with the job, concerned only with duty to her subjects, her own problems secondary, supporting her husband’s colleagues. Setting an example to the end.

    Unlike the Whinger and Ginger.

  8. Dot says:

    I am a republican, but I like the Queen.

    We should be happy Prince William was born first.

    They should disavow Harry and make Charles retire.

    You can’t skip Charles can you without him becoming King and abdicating, or you need an act of Parliament, right?

  9. Epicurious says:

    An incredible human being the like of which we will never see again. We are privileged to be a part of her concern, whether white, black, brown or whatever. Long live HRH.

  10. C.L. says:

    That’s my understanding, Dot.
    He has to be crowned. He can then abdicate if he chooses.
    Unless he asks Parliament to make special provisions – as he should.

  11. Kingsley says:

    She is substantially more “with it” than Joe Biden.

  12. jupes says:

    Unless he asks Parliament to make special provisions – as he should.

    Charles will be king. He has already started taking over some roles, including the red boxes I believe. If you can believe what you read, he has also been making some of the hard decisions such as cutting off Harry and side-lining his brother.

    If he steps back from the green lunacy, he might make a better king than most people expect.

  13. Dot says:

    If the Queen is so great, it makes me think King George VI was an excellent father.

  14. Siltstone says:

    Her Maj appears to like the company she was keeping very much. I hope she lives longer than her mother.

  15. Tel says:

    They should disavow Harry and make Charles retire.

    Yes … and they should take Andrew out to the back paddock.

    None of this will happen of course.

    You can’t skip Charles can you without him becoming King and abdicating, or you need an act of Parliament, right?

    It’s not entirely clear whether the power rests with the Queen or with Parliament, however Elizabeth is far too polite to ever make a scene … therefore it would need at least a vote in Parliament, followed by a nod from the Queen.

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    If he steps back from the green lunacy, he might make a better king than most people expect.

    I just hope he doesn’t find himself in the same situation that Queen Victoria’s son – Edward VII ? found himself in – living in his mother’s shadow and over 70 when he ascended the throne.

  17. Lazlo says:

    If he steps back from the green lunacy, he might make a better king than most people expect.

    He won’t. He is the epitome of baby boomer entitlement and aristocratic superiority. Not much different, but in a different time, to George IV (Blackadder III).

    He has passed this on to his second son, maybe also his first. God save the king.

  18. Entropy says:

    Imagine having a tampon as king.

  19. Mark A says:

    Lazlo says:
    May 24, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    He won’t. He is the epitome of baby boomer entitlement and aristocratic superiority. Not much different, but in a different time, to George IV (Blackadder III).

    He has passed this on to his second son, maybe also his first. God save the king.

    I’m slightly on the side of monarchy against republicanism simply because it is a stable system with no real power of the monarch.

    However I’m a bit concerned about Charles being sensible and quiet on social matters, which would destroy the institution for ever..

  20. Rich says:

    It’s not entirely clear whether the power rests with the Queen or with Parliament, however Elizabeth is far too polite to ever make a scene … therefore it would need at least a vote in Parliament, followed by a nod from the Queen.

    It rests with parliament, ultimately the parliament can choose whoever it wants to be monarch – the glorious revolution made that quite clear, completely snuffed out one hereditary line for another

    However, if queenie dies, Charles is automatically king, save for an act of parliament before that, which won’t happen – so he will be king, even if not crowned

  21. Beertruk says:

    Fricken brilliant.
    That is why Aunty Liz is Head of State.

  22. Beertruk says:

    PS: Thank you CL.

  23. Muz says:

    Thanks CL. I love her choice of red, “they need to see me” she said so long ago.
    Over his life nearly 23 per cent of people in the UK had met Prince Philip or seen him in person. For QEII, a third of all the people including the Commonwealth countries. Part of the proclamation of succesion: Almighty God has called our late Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II of blessed and glorious memory. Love live the King. If I’d written that 400 years ago I’d be in the Tower now. (Tradition had condolence books in libraries and post offices throughout the empire; cancelled.)
    I don’t know how Charles will go. Not sure we trust him. I hope to live long enough to see William succeed. William’s younger brother is nothing.

  24. FlyingPigs says:

    William’s younger brother is nothing.

    I doubt his supposed service in uniform.

  25. Mark A says:

    FlyingPigs says:
    May 25, 2021 at 12:25 am

    William’s younger brother is nothing.

    I doubt his supposed service in uniform.

    I don’t, in his defense though I have to say, how would anyone feel being constantly referred to being a lets say ‘not quite legitimate’?

  26. FlyingPigs says:

    I don’t, in his defense though I have to say, how would anyone feel being constantly referred to being a lets say ‘not quite legitimate’?

    seems to know how to play to cameras….

    I do actually doubt his ‘service’.

    For sure he was ‘there’ but what did he actually do?

    I don’t doubt his brother William’s though.

  27. Mark A says:

    FlyingPigs says:
    May 25, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Don’t know about his service you’d have to ask his former mates about that.

    All I know is that he made a terrible mistake even given that a stiff p..ck stops the flow of blood to the brain, but that usually is only a temp. condition for most males.

    He must have it permanent.

  28. H B Bear says:

    I don’t know how Charles will go. Not sure we trust him. I hope to live long enough to see William succeed.

    We may have moved on from medieval England but there is a fair bit of belief still required to give the monarchy widespread legitimacy. A 70yo guy who talks to vegetables might not cut it.

  29. Mark A says:

    H B Bear says:
    May 25, 2021 at 2:08 am

    I don’t know how Charles will go. Not sure we trust him. I hope to live long enough to see William succeed.

    We may have moved on from medieval England but there is a fair bit of belief still required to give the monarchy widespread legitimacy. A 70yo guy who talks to vegetables might not cut it.

    Come on now Bear!
    I talked to a tree once , after running into it that is.

  30. H B Bear says:

    I hope it was to apologise.

  31. Mark A says:

    H B Bear says:
    May 25, 2021 at 2:14 am

    I hope it was to apologise.

    Let me think and recall the convo, but I doubt it was along those lines.

  32. rugbyskier says:

    I hope Her Majesty lives longer than her mother because every day she is on the throne is one day less for Charles. If the Queen does outlive her mother, Charles will be in his 80s when he becomes King and be more of a footnote than Edward VII.

  33. bespoke says:

    You can see in the her eye’s it’s not a fake smile.

  34. Entropy says:

    Charles will be in his 80s when he becomes King and be more of a footnote than Edward VII.

    I am sure he can pack a fair bit of ruin into a remarkably short time.

  35. Perfidious Albino says:

    C’mon Man! Charles spruiks The Great Reset with his pals at Davos – he is far too far gone to redeem himself at this point – any steel in his spine dealing with his sons is just about cementing his own authority and interests. William is the best hope.

  36. rugbyskier says:

    I am sure he can pack a fair bit of ruin into a remarkably short time.

    My first thought is that he would be acutely aware of the need to maintain the monarchy after nearly 1000 years, but then his great-grandfather’s cousin Wilhelm II managed to destroy the 500 year Hohenzollern dynasty in four years.

  37. H B Bear says:

    I am sure he can pack a fair bit of ruin into a remarkably short time.

    Boris and the Lord Mayor will ensure he is given a running start.

  38. C.L. says:

    On matters queenly, sad news from England…

    The Duke of Norfolk’s private collection of historical treasures has been stolen. Items taken include the rosary carried by Mary Queen of Scots at her execution in 1587.

    Sussex police statement includes picture of display cabinet photographed just days ago:

    Gold and silver items stolen in Arundel Castle burglary.

  39. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Just think if they abolished the monarchy you could have decent inherently honest people like ,Carter,georgie noocleerBush ,the Clintons ,Obama ,Trump and the child molesrter ,and in Australia the Krudster ,Keato ,Giliard ,Turnbull etc .
    We are missing a huge opportunity here .

  40. Bruce in WA says:

    I may not be a staunch Monarchist, but I have the greatest admiration for Queen Elizabeth II. She has given her life to what she sees as her “duty” and even after losing Prince Phillip such a short while ago, continues to do so.

    I doubt very much that Charles will prove to be a popular king. In any case, anyone who would convert a classic Aston Martin DB6 to run on 100 per cent bioethanol fuel distilled from surplus British wine needs a boot fair up the khyber.

  41. Cynic of A says:

    Saw Liz in person when I was eight years old, or so. Saw her drive past in her Land Rover that is. Always remember he looking out and waving, “How are ya Cynic?”
    I might have made the last bit up.
    As far as Charlie goes, he’d be a loss. His Consort would not make anything better.

  42. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Still gracious, still smiling and still with us in body and mind. Long may she reign, even now when we know this may be part of a grand farewell.

  43. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    bespoke says:
    May 25, 2021 at 6:13 am
    You can see in the her eye’s it’s not a fake smile

    +1.

    Still fully engaged in her job and gracious to those who she meets.

  44. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    anyone who would convert a classic Aston Martin DB6 to run on 100 per cent bioethanol fuel distilled from surplus British wine needs a boot fair up the khyber

    +1

  45. Deano says:

    Hitler didn’t stand a chance!

  46. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Camilla may surprise all. I shook hands with her and with Charles in Tasmania more than seven years ago when she was seeking popular acceptance. They both do know how to do Royal duties; it struck me that she had learned her new role well. I was impressed with her demeanor, both friendly and genuinely interested in meeting people. Everyone seemed to like her in return.

  47. Infidel Tiger says:

    It will have done Charles the world of good to wait this long.

    Yes he’s worried about the temperature, but he’s also worried about good things like terrible architecture and farms being destroyed.

  48. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Lizzie, yes, I think the same way about Charles & Camilla. She does seem interested in people in a natural and personable way.

    Charles has been around his mother long enough to have learned how to do things. As an example, the grit and determination in the decisions re Harry & Meghan would have involved him. He knows what are the boundaries and expectations.

  49. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    I.T. +1

  50. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Yes he’s worried about the temperature

    We can only hope that he may worry less about global warming after a few solid years in Britain of global cooling arrive with these low sunspots. A far more critical view of ‘the science’ emerging as the lunatic policies start to bite might move him closer to his subjects on the matter.

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    She looked tinier and thinner I thought .

    Most do as they go through their nineties.
    Soon she may not be able to do the walking around that she does in this vid.
    I was a bit heart-in-mouth about her even now, hoping someone had a wheelchair ready in case it all got a bit too much for her. But she made her decision, knew she could do it, and dressed in highly visible red for what may be one of her last major appearances – a naval one in honour of her dear husband’s memory and aspirations, methinks, and of course the ship named in honour of her reign.

  52. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    My late Mother was a fashion journalistback in theearly 60s ,she interviewd the Queen twice at Buckingham Palace , and Princess Margaret many times . She thought very highly of both women ,so much so that when my sister was born she named her after them .

  53. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    My late Mum would not have approved of Prince Markle and that American woman , they would have got the cold shoulder and icy stare .

  54. buckshot says:

    Deano says:
    May 25, 2021 at 9:39 am
    Hitler didn’t stand a chance!

    Watching her descend on the aircraft elevator with the two F35B’s it looked like a scene from Star Wars, with the Queen cast as a cross between Princess Leia and a Jedi.

  55. RJH says:

    Her Maj – proving yet again what a unique Class Act she is under any set of circumstances! In blinding contrast, you have the narcissistic losers like Hostage Harry & his Handler showing the world what miserable opportunists without a skerrick of principle actually look & act like?

  56. candy says:

    They show their Queen so much respect and affection and admiration for what she can do in her 90s, her dedication.

    I don’t know if Prince Charles would have her charm, her drawing power. I think William does.

  57. ozman says:

    Remarkable woman. And unlike Biden, cognizant. Notice @4.45 she appears to have her own teeth, too.

  58. Luke73 says:

    I was born in the UK as was my mum (dad was born in Australia), Queen Elizabeth has been a constant not just through my life but that of my mum (she was just 3 when Elizabeth was coronated). Through everything over the last nearly 70 years, all events both personal and in the wider world, Elizabeth has been the Queen, the one constant, the one who personally knew or met so many of the great leaders, prime ministers and presidents of the 20th century, the link to the past. It’s going to be such a hard day when she goes.

  59. John A says:

    buckshot says:
    May 25, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Watching her descend on the aircraft elevator with the two F35B’s it looked like a scene from Star Wars, with the Queen cast as a cross between Princess Leia and a Jedi.

    If someone suggests that to her, make sure the camera catches the excitement in her eyes! 🙂

  60. rickw says:

    Epic.

  61. The Sheriff says:

    Who could be stupid and bogan enough to want to replace Her Majesty with President Rudd/Turnbull/Gillard/Aly/Wilkinson/Shorten?

  62. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Gold and silver items stolen in Arundel Castle burglary.

    Are the gyppos in town? They usually settle for the lead off the church roof. Aiming higher here.

  63. Megan says:

    She is an absolute superstar, the very epitome of the values shown by so many of that Greatest Generation. I feel for her that her favourite grandson has turned into an over entitled, whiny little man-child. As for his scriptwriter and gaoler, Megusa the Velociraptor..less said the better.

  64. Nighthawk the Elder says:

    Just an observation from some much earlier comments about if Charles was step back from the green lunacy he could possibly be a better king.

    We need to keep in mind that many leading the republic side of the debate have also drunk from the climate green kool-aid. Malcontent, the bandanna wearing pirate and his woke missus and the milky bar krudd, just to name a few.

    By all means, judge Charlie on his merits, but the “we’re all gonna die from carbons” angle doesn’t work in this instance, because the alternatives are just as looney.

  65. PeterW says:

    If one of the measures of a sound political system is its ability to deal with the fallible human beings who must fill its roles.
    While Her Majesty is an outstanding example of a public figure and human being, the British/Commonwealth system has dealt with far worse.

    Those who would abandon it should be required to show how their alternative would deal better.

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