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Old 8th September 2022, 06:12 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
BBC TV news have all jumped into black suits and black ties.

I can't see what the Radio 3 announcers are wearing. (Although I can confirm that when one of them said he was dressed up as Mozart on Red Nose Day in about 1988 he was indeed, because I was at choir practice in Broadcasting House and he came into the rehearsal room to shake us all down for money.)

The programmes are proceeding as usual (still on Richard Strauss) even if they are frantically donning black ties.
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Old 8th September 2022, 06:12 AM   #42
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"My plan is working! Charles, Harry, and William are all on planes on their way here, temporarily out of contact. Now we move house and not tell them the new address!"
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Old 8th September 2022, 06:12 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Lothian View Post
Seems the whole extended family is heading up there apart from Harry's dad.
CNN is reporting Catherine is staying behind in Windsor with the children, who are starting school today.
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
I guess this allows lots of oportunity to push out less popular news from our new lunatic overlady in the coming days.
Diana pegging out was a great Kodak moment for Blair. Truss could learn a trick or two .
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Old 8th September 2022, 06:16 AM   #45
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I'm confident God will save her. Otherwise what was all that singing for?
I thought it was "shave". Suppose he can do that, too
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I do like how the popular narratives are often shown to be a load of crap. All this about Harry being a pariah now, Queen upset with him, William won’t talk to him yet he is (I’ve just been informed by the media) the only non-heir grandkid travelling to Balmoral. Do you know any family that doesn’t use a funeral or marriage to get the knife in if there is upset in a family? Seems he may not be as unpopular as the media like to make up stories about him.
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Old 8th September 2022, 06:19 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by Francesca R View Post
Diana pegging out was a great Kodak moment for Blair. Truss could learn a trick or two .
I think could is doing a lot of work in that sentence.
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BBC America, rising to the occasion, is currently showing episodes of that classic British television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
CNN is reporting Catherine is staying behind in Windsor with the children, who are starting school today.
"Never mind about Great-Grandmama croaking, you're starting a new reading book. Get in there now!"
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
CNN is reporting Catherine is staying behind in Windsor with the children, who are starting school today.
God she must be relieved to have an excuse!
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What's with the guy with glasses?
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Originally Posted by Myriad View Post
"My plan is working! Charles, Harry, and William are all on planes on their way here, temporarily out of contact. Now we move house and not tell them the new address!"
Move house - we’re moving the country as soon as we know Truss is on her way.
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Not looking forward to this given that two completely different sets of insufferable people are going to behave extremely insufferably.
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Hope she had kept up her Sunlife payments, funerals are bloody expensive these days.
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What's with the guy with glasses?
That's not a guy! That's the queen, silly!
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And while the Starship Enterprise explores the galaxy on BBC America, CNN is showing a camera feed showing police carrying dozens of those metal crowd-directing barriers (the kind that look a bit like bicycle racks) out of a gate near Balmoral. It's not looking likely that it's a close-call or false-alarm.
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The programmes are proceeding as usual (still on Richard Strauss) even if they are frantically donning black ties.
Radio 3 is a 24-7-365 funeral/mourning station anyway IMO.

What will happen is KissFM, Capital, Radio1DANCE et al all suddenly start adopting the same schedule.
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Hope she had kept up her Sunlife payments, funerals are bloody expensive these days.
Rumour is she had money on with Ladbrokes about making seventieth Jubilee and a flutter at paddy power on appointing fifteen prime ministers. She's probably collected enough from that, I think the bets were placed in the 60's.
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Originally Posted by Francesca R View Post
Radio 3 is a 24-7-365 funeral/mourning station anyway IMO.

What will happen is KissFM, Capital, Radio1DANCE et al all suddenly start adopting the same schedule.

Der Rosenkavalier is positively decadent.
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I think she must at least be in a coma not expected to revive.

Re Philip: he died in the morning but it was not announced until noon..

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his death was announced by the royal family at noon BST on 9 April 2021, with the release of a statement saying he had "died peacefully" that morning at Windsor Castle.
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Oh God I hadn't realised she's actually in Scotland at the moment. That's all we need.
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From the tabloids:

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The Queen's children and grandchildren including William and Harry are at her bedside today - or racing to get to Balmoral - after doctors revealed they are 'concerned' for her health.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were scheduled to attend the WellChild Awards in London this evening but the couple have changed their plans at the 11th hour and are heading to Aberdeenshire, their spokesman confirmed, as millions of Britons and her subjects around the world prayed for her.
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Oh God I hadn't realised she's actually in Scotland at the moment. That's all we need.
Killed by underinvestment in NHS Scotland
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I suspect she has departed.
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
I think she must at least be in a coma not expected to revive.

Re Philip: he died in the morning but it was not announced until noon..

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Yes but don’t forget that would have had to wait until Philip’s private secretary had spoken to the Queen’s private secretary and when he then could find 5 minutes in the Queen’s schedule to let her know.
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Oh God I hadn't realised she's actually in Scotland at the moment. That's all we need.
I think we need to instate the pass the parcel protocol. You had her last - you get to keep her!
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Yes but don’t forget that would have had to wait until Philip’s private secretary had spoken to the Queen’s private secretary and when he then could find 5 minutes in the Queen’s schedule to let her know.
I think the attitude will be that the public don't get to know immediately she dies.

They will announce it on the hour in a sombre news report.
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I suspect she has departed.
I’m sure the press by now have all the exits from Balmoral covered so I very much doubt that.
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Killed by underinvestment in NHS Scotland
They won't give back the corpse without securing indyref2
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There ought to be a live camera feed from the gate at Buckingham Palace.
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I think the attitude will be that the public don't get to know immediately she dies.

They will announce it on the hour in a sombre news report.
Neither of the palaces are known for making news reports. Are you thinking Charles is going to use this to kick start a new news channel? If so smart man - keep the exclusive rights to the funeral to his new news channel, make it a PPV event.
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Here we go for a good month of flower fascism.
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Oh God, no, not King Jug-Ears.
King Jug-Head.
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All this about Harry being a pariah now, Queen upset with him, William won’t talk to him yet he is (I’ve just been informed by the media) the only non-heir grandkid travelling to Balmoral. Do you know any family that doesn’t use a funeral or marriage to get the knife in if there is upset in a family?
It's a lot easier to get the knife in if they're actually there to have it inserted, in my experience. Keep your friends close but your black sheep closer?

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They won't give back the corpse without securing indyref2
That might not be as compelling as some may think….
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Neither of the palaces are known for making news reports. Are you thinking Charles is going to use this to kick start a new news channel? If so smart man - keep the exclusive rights to the funeral to his new news channel, make it a PPV event.
No, silly, it'll be Nicholas Witchell at the BBC.
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The Sun and the Daily Mail are reporting that Meghan is searching the Queen's belongings, looking for the will.
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The Sun and the Daily Mail are reporting that Meghan is searching the Queen's belongings, looking for the will.
Well she could wait until probate because after all wills become public documents at that point…. Well except their’s of course.
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That might not be as compelling as some may think….
I think as a gesture of goodwill and in line with royal protocol the head could be sent first and the rest could follow when the vote is allowed.
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The Sun and the Daily Mail are reporting that Meghan is searching the Queen's belongings, looking for the will.
Didn't the FBI find that in the Mar-a-Lago raid?
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