Page 15 of 19 FirstFirst ... 578910111213141516171819 LastLast
Results 351 to 375 of 460
  1. #351
    Thailand Expat VocalNeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:44 AM
    Location
    The Kingdom of Lanna
    Posts
    12,671
    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post

    Maybe reduce the Royal footprint? The cost must be enormous.
    Probably not much different than any other Head of State

  2. #352
    SANS SOUCI
    david44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    SOFA SO GOOD
    Posts
    17,609
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Beautiful bunch of people . . .

    Tiz them German genes, Keppels ,Sex Coburgers with Hanoverian notes , what coud possibly go bong?

  3. #353
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    29,021
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Probably not much different than any other Head of State
    Possibly less than Landreth's carbon footprint.

  4. #354
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    11,826
    ^Remember it’s policy not just what one individual can do. As what recently happen in the US, Australia and Brazil.

    Voting is critical. Everything starts at the voting booth.

    US.......

    Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act affecting health, climate and the economy

    With the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on Tuesday Aug 16, the most significant climate legislation in US federal history (so far) became law.

    Australia........

    Passes a climate bill

    Independent MP Dr Sophie Scamps has given her support to the Greens climate trigger legislation:

    The science is clear, we must stop burning fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and gas if we are to avert the worst impacts of climate change. It is estimated there are over 100 new coal and gas projects up for assessment under the EPBC Act. We need to ensure the impact from the emissions that these projects will create are assessed and that approvals under our national environmental law are not just a smokescreen that provide fossil fuel companies cover to continue profiteering while destroying Australia’s environment.

    The Albanese government cannot have it both ways. They cannot say the climate wars ‘are over’ and legislate our emissions reduction targets while also refusing to act on the root cause of climate change – fossil fuels.

    It is time our national environmental laws were strengthened. And the first step in doing so, is ensuring every major project is assessed for its future climate change impacts – our environment, our economic prosperity and our future depends on it.

    Brazil………

    Bolsonaro election loss could cut Brazilian Amazon deforestation by 89%

    A victory for left-wing challenger and current frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – commonly known as Lula – could avoid 75,960km2 of Amazon rainforest loss by 2030, the analysis shows – an area roughly the size of Panama. This would also significantly curb Brazil’s emissions when accompanied by a new focus on forest restoration.

    Science and continued awareness,.........rule.
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

  5. #355
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 02:28 PM
    Location
    Sanur
    Posts
    7,311
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Don't assume all other posters are as dense as you are, eh?
    I never assumed you were that dense, but then again, neither did you. Your assumption of your own superior attitude doesn’t help you much either.

  6. #356
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    11,826
    King Charles hosts event at Buckingham Palace and is praised for 'convening power'

    King Charles hosts reception for entrepreneurs at Buckingham Palace as MP Grant Shapps praises monarch for his 'convening power' in business

    The King hosted an event at Buckingham Palace tonight alongside industry moguls, and has been praised for his 'convening power' when it comes to UK business.

    Charles, along with his brother The Earl of Wessex, The Duke of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent, met small business owners at a Buckingham Palace reception this evening, and spoke to small business owners and Dargon's Den Star's alike about work done to bolster UK businesses through the Prince's Trust.

    While attending the function, Business Secretary Grant Shapps said the King's 'convening power' gives businesses in the UK an advantage.

    The King spoke to businesses and social programmes who have been supported by his charity The Prince's Trust, which helps those from disadvantaged communities.

    It has helped more than 90,000 young people through its Enterprise Programme since 1983.

    Mahoua Koui, from Stoke - who created her sustainable streetwear fashion business with a grant aged 22 in November 2021, said: 'The King was lovely, he came and spoke about my business.'

    Among the notable attendees were entrepreneur and Dragons' Den star Peter Jones, as well as the Business Secretary and other ministers, who hailed the reception's 'special' importance.

    Mr Shapps said: 'When I started my company when I was 21, I had no assets to speak of, but there was something called the loan guarantee scheme.

    'And that was the equivalent of what is now something like the recovery scheme, and that allowed me to get into business.

    'The convening power of His Majesty doing something like this takes it to another level.

    'That's what's so amazing - the King's convening power gives British business that advantage.'

    Mr Jones said: 'I didn't know actually what to expect, but upon arrival, to have the opportunity to have an audience in front of the King is something incredibly special.

    'But also to see the queue outside of a few hundred people anxiously excited to come in and have the sense of being celebrated.

    'That's the point. It's recognizing and celebrating small business and right now, there's nothing more important than that.'


  7. #357
    Thailand Expat
    panama hat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:39 PM
    Location
    Way, Way South of the border now - thank God!
    Posts
    33,265
    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Tiz them German genes, Keppels ,Sex Coburgers with Hanoverian notes , what coud possibly go bong?
    Yea . . . nah . . . thems English looks there . . .

  8. #358
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    29,021
    While Germans of course are renowned for their debonair pulchritude.


  9. #359
    Thailand Expat tomcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    16,822
    ...if Season 5 of The Crown is anything to go by, Chuck was off to a shaky start even before he became KC3..."the system" has an appetite for it's own...apparently...

  10. #360
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    29,021
    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...if Season 5 of The Crown is anything to go by, Chuck was off to a shaky start even before he became KC3..."the system" has an appetite for it's own...apparently...
    News Just In..

    'The Crown' isn't anything to go by.

    And...'its'.

  11. #361
    Thailand Expat VocalNeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:44 AM
    Location
    The Kingdom of Lanna
    Posts
    12,671
    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post

    Voting is critical. Everything starts at the voting booth.
    "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." ― Winston S. Churchill

  12. #362
    Thailand Expat
    DrWilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2021
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:20 AM
    Posts
    6,065
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    News Just In..

    'The Crown' isn't anything to go by.


    '.
    is what The Firm and supporters of desperately want you to believe.

  13. #363
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    11,826


    How does one go about eating like a royal? Well, if you were the late Queen then you would have had four small but square meals a day, and a glass of gin and Dubonnet.

    The King, however, prefers to eat a mostly plant-based diet and skips lunch entirely.

    At 74 years old, King Charles III is the oldest-ever heir apparent to accede to the throne in September after Queen Elizabeth II died, aged 96, at her Balmoral estate.

    But with royal family members tending to live well into their nineties (the Queen Mother died at 101 years old and the King’s father Prince Philip passed away at 99), they are surely doing something right with their diets.

    How many meals does King Charles eat in a day?

    The King eats just two main meals per day: breakfast and dinner. In a list of 70 facts released by Clarence House in 2018 to mark the then-Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, the 20th fact on the list read: “The Prince does not eat lunch”.

    Gordon Rayner, former royal correspondent at The Telegraph, once said that the King believes lunch is a “luxury” that interferes with his busy schedule.

    What are the King’s favourite things to eat?

    In 2020 Clarence House revealed that King Charles’ favourite brunch recipe was cheesy baked eggs.

    Posting a picture of the eggs to Instagram at the time, Clarence House wrote: “The Prince has also shared one of his favourite recipes, Cheesy Baked Eggs, which can be made by using any number of our great British cheeses.”

    The recipe includes spinach, cherry tomatoes, strong soft cheese, double cream, hard cheese and fresh basil leaves. It asks makers of the recipe to use organic ingredients where possible.

    Also revealed in the facts about the King was that his favourite tea is Darjeeling with honey and milk.

    The King also reportedly enjoys a boiled egg with every meal, specifically a coddled egg which has been boiled for about two to three minutes.

    The egg is generally served on a side salad and the King reportedly mashes the egg into the salad to create a sort of mayonnaise texture.

    King Charles generally follows a plant-based diet for dinner in order to reduce his carbon footprint. He told the BBC in 2021: “For years I haven’t eaten meat and fish on two days a week and I don’t eat dairy products on one day a week.”

    Are there any foods the King doesn’t like?

    Graham Tinsley MBE, former manager of the Welsh Culinary Team, told HELLO! magazine that the King doesn’t like chocolate, coffee or garlic.

    The King also, apparently, won’t eat biscuits that haven’t already been pre-warmed to a certain temperature.

    A royal source said earlier this year: “Charles enjoys cheese and biscuits at the end of many of his meals. Since he’s particular about everything, he insists that they be a certain temperature. The staff keeps a warming pan just to make sure they are hot enough for his liking.”

    74 years old, King Charles III is the oldest-ever heir apparent - the Queen Mother died at 101 years old and the King’s father Prince Philip passed away at 99
    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Looking at maybe 25 years of posts

  14. #364
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    11,826


    King Charles will open Buckingham Palace much more to the public than in the reign of the Queen - and may even welcome Strictly Come Dancing to the ballroom, according to reports.

    The stately home is currently undergoing a ten-year £369million renovation, due to be completed in 2027.

    In June the then Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were said to be in secret discussions with BBC executives to host a live episode of Strictly - and had been granted permission from the Queen to do so.

    The King, 74, and Queen Consort, 75, were even rumoured to have a dance together planned.

    The plans to host the Strictly quarter or semi-final in the palace's ballroom were shelved for this year but a palace source has confirmed the plans could be re-visited next year.

    Camilla is said to be a 'massive fan' of the show and even 'votes every week' for her favourites.

    A palace source told the Sun: 'That is still on the table and a clear indication of how ambitiously they are thinking.

    'The King sees the palace as somewhere that should be more open to the public and particularly to celebrate national events, not as a mausoleum.

    'The King and Queen Consort both like the idea that more members of the British public are involved.'

    The King is also said to hope to open the royal residence's doors to the public much more than in the reign of his mother the Queen.

    Buckingham Palace will continue to be the hub for garden parties, state banquets and other official business - but may now hold more receptions for the public and events for public figures.

    The ten-week-long opening for tourists to see the State Rooms over the summer may also be extended.

    EastEnders' Rose Ayling-Ellis, who won the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing with her professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice, previously revealed Prince Charles and Camilla voted for her on Strictly and introduced themselves in British Sign Language.

    She said: 'So we had Camilla and Charles come to visit and they tried out acting, they acted for a bit and we played our characters and meeting them and it was really really special.

    'Apparently, Camilla is a big fan of Strictly. She said she voted for me every week, and all her children voted for me every week.'

    The soap star added: 'That is incredible - the Royal family voted for me, that's just mad!'

    Rose also revealed she felt 'touched' when Charles and Camilla introduced themselves in British Sign Language (BSL).

    She said: 'Both of them came up to me and the first thing they did, they signed good morning to me.

    Rose was moved by the sweet gesture: 'I was really, really touched by that and I was really impressed that they knew how to sign good morning.'

    The King has already hosted four events in the palace, welcoming 1,200 people, since becoming monarch.

    The royal couple are splitting their time between Clarence House, Windsor Castle and Sandringham while the renovations are being completed, and are said to not be moving into the palace for at least five years .

    The couple have lived in the five-bedroom Clarence House, which is just 400 yards away from the palace, for 19 years.

  15. #365
    Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Last Online
    Today @ 03:39 PM
    Location
    Farangland
    Posts
    180
    I'm hoping for more entertainment from King Charles than his predecessor. She was pretty dull.

  16. #366
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    11,826


    The King is to axe a number of the late Queen’s key staff at Windsor Castle in a radical overhaul of workers at royal residences.

    It is believed that staff numbers across the Windsor estate will be cut in the coming weeks.

    A source told The Mirror that many royal workers are “extremely worried about their futures” and fear being made redundant before the new year amid the dire financial climate.

    Buckingham Palace did not respond to the claim. It comes after the King put 100 staff at Clarence House – his former official residence – on notice of redundancy.

    The Windsor insider said: “It’s a really testing time. Many are already resigned to leaving jobs they have cherished for years. It’s left a real sense of dread among staff.”

    The King and Queen Consort are understood not to have stayed at Windsor since the death of his mother in September.

    Staff say the castle “feels eerily quiet”.

    The late Queen’s ladies in waiting and personal staff at the Royal Stud in Sandringham, Norfolk, are among those whose jobs are thought to be at risk.

    The King has still not revealed his plans for the breeding facility, despite agreeing for 14 horses to be sold.

    Many Windsor staff had been preparing to welcome the Queen back from her summer break at Balmoral when she died.

    She had spent much of her time there since the pandemic.

    Insiders say the King and Camilla have “no desire” to stay at the castle in the near future.

    William and Kate, who moved to a cottage on the Windsor estate to be closer to the Queen, are also said to be unwilling to move in.

    Royal watchers now wonder whether the King will keep the castle for weekends, as well as Sandringham. He also has homes at Balmoral, Highgrove, Gloucs and a cottage in Wales.

    Camilla also has a six-bedroom house in Wiltshire for when her family visits.

    In other news - According to the royal accounts for 2020-2021, there are 491 full-time equivalent staff across the royal palaces paid for from the Sovereign Grant, with the wage bill coming to £23.7 million.

  17. #367
    Thailand Expat
    panama hat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:39 PM
    Location
    Way, Way South of the border now - thank God!
    Posts
    33,265
    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    King will keep the castle for weekends, as well as Sandringham. He also has homes at Balmoral, Highgrove, Gloucs and a cottage in Wales.
    A king can never have enough hideaways for when the peasants finally revolt

  18. #368
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    11,826
    Kate shines at King Charles’ glittering first state banquet at Buckingham Palace



    The Princess of Wales shone as she attended her first state event in her new title on Tuesday evening.

    She joined King Charles III, the Prince of Wales, and more than 160 guests for a glittering white tie banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of visiting South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.

    Both Kate and Camilla, the Queen Consort, paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II as they attended the event in her jewels.

    It marked King Charles’s first state banquet, and the first official state visit hosted by the UK since he became monarch.

    Camilla wore Elizabeth II’s diamond and sapphire tiara, while Kate opted for a pearl bracelet belonging to the late Queen, as well as Diana, Princess of Wales’s earrings and a sparkling tiara her late mother-in-law once wore.

    Kate became the Princess of Wales when the King made his eldest son William the Prince of Wales the day after the late Queen’s death in September. She is the first person to use the title since the late Diana.

    Attending Tuesday’s banquet she wore a caped, white Jenny Packham floor length evening dress with sparkling detail on the shoulders, and her go-to tiara, the Lover’s Knot.

    She also wore the family order, and the GCVO Star and Sash, as well as a four-strand pearl bracelet belonging to the late Queen, and Diana’s diamond and pearl drop earrings.

    The Lover’s Knot Tiara, a diamond and pearl-encrusted headpiece made in 1914, was often worn by her namesake Diana, Princess of Wales. It was given to Diana by the Queen as a wedding gift in 1981.

    Camilla, the Queen Consort, opted for the sapphire collection sometimes known as the King George VI Victorian Sapphire Suite, which was of great sentimental importance to the late Queen.

    The necklace was a gift from her beloved father, George VI, for her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947.

    She later acquired a diamond and sapphire necklace, formerly the property of a Belgian princess, which she had set on a tiara frame in the early 1960s, and went on to commission a matching bracelet.

    The Queen was pictured in the suite during a state visit by President Xi Jinping of China in 2015.

    Camilla was dressed in royal blue lace evening dress by Bruce Oldfield, the Garter sash, Queen Victoria’s garter order and the late Queen’s family order.

    On Tuesday morning the Princess of Wales and heir to the throne William met the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa on behalf of the King and escorted him to Horse Guards Parade for the pomp and ceremony of the official welcome.

    There Kate wore the Prince of Wales Feathers Pendant - a piece of diamond jewellery often showcased by Princess Diana - as a brooch, marking the first time she has worn the piece.

    It features 18 round cut diamonds with small emeralds around the three Prince of Wales ostrich feathers, a crown and the motto “Ich Dien” - I serve.


  19. #369
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    11,826
    This clip of King Charles III getting distracted by a corgi will melt your heart

    Queen Elizabeth II's love of corgis was no secret, and throughout her life she had dozens of the adorable dog breed. It's a passion that has seemingly passed on to her children too, with Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson adopting the late monarch's pups, and King Charles III struggling to hide his excitement at seeing a corgi on his latest royal outing.

    To recap, yesterday His Majesty visited Gray's Inn in London where he met judges, barristers, students and royal fans. But, during the royal visit, the King became distracted by an onlooker's corgi, who was patiently waiting to meet the royal.

    The sweet moment was, of course, captured on film and quickly shared to social media where it attracted a lot of attention.

    "KCIII must have thought it was mummy that came with one of her corgis," one royal fan tweeted, with another writing: "Corgis for Charles."

    Like his mother, Charles is an avid dog lover and he and Queen Consort Camilla have two of their own – a pair of Jack Russell terriers named Bluebell and Beth. The royal couple adopted the pups in 2017 from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, making them the first rescue dogs to take up residence at Buckingham Palace.

    In a previous interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Camilla said: "The nice thing about dogs is you can sit them down, you could have a nice long conversation, you could be cross, you could be sad and they just sit looking at you wagging their tail."


  20. #370
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    11,826
    David Hockney brings a splash of color to luncheon with King Charles III

    Celebrated British artist David Hockney is renowned for the bold and expressive use of color in his paintings. So, it was only right that he made a daring sartorial statement when he was invited to the Order of Merit luncheon at Buckingham Palace.

    While some guests donned their finest loafers for the annual event hosted by King Charles, the 85-year-old painter and designer flouted expectations by wearing a pair of bright yellow Crocs.

    Hockey, known for frequently offsetting his tailored looks with trainers, matched the Crocs with his yellow glasses. He completed his look with a striking plaid suit and checkerboard tie.

    His fashion choice provided a welcome splash of color in a sea of black lace-ups at the annual event and was even welcomed by the King, who remarked in admiration: "Your yellow galoshes! Beautifully chosen."

    Hockney was among the members of the prestigious Order of Merit invited by King Charles for their annual Buckingham Palace lunch. Others included broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, actress and children's TV icon Baroness Floella Benjamin, playwright and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard and Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye.

    The Order of Merit was established by King Edward VII on 23 June 1902 to reward those who have provided "exceptionally meritorious service towards the advancement of Arts, Learning, Literature, and Science."

    His Royal Highness opted for a more formal attire for the occasion, with a smart navy suit, dusky pink tie featuring a white diamond pattern and a pair of Oxfords.

    While we may never see Charles strolling the halls of Buckingham Palace in Crocs, it is safe to say the orthopedic slip-on shoes, originally launched in 2002, have made a comeback in recent years.

    Thanks to endorsements from celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Post Malone, the foam clogs once loved by surgeons and pensioners but maligned by the masses have managed to reinvent themselves as the comfort icon of the footwear world.



  21. #371
    SANS SOUCI
    david44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    SOFA SO GOOD
    Posts
    17,609
    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    the Royal Stud
    better known as Prince no swet of PizzaMate, from Dorking to porking oh wo king

  22. #372
    Thailand Expat
    panama hat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:39 PM
    Location
    Way, Way South of the border now - thank God!
    Posts
    33,265
    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    better known as Prince no swet of PizzaMate, from Dorking to porking oh wo king
    Is that the paedo prince?

  23. #373
    Thailand Expat helge's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    8,794
    And Hillary ?

    Tell more

  24. #374
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    11,826
    Jealousy is character flaw.

    ___________




    King Charlies is to continue the Queen's tradition of spending Christmas at Sandringham. What does the announcement mean for royal watchers who gather each year to see the Royal Family in Norfolk?

    The Queen hosted 32 Christmases from the Sandringham Estate, although the Covid pandemic meant she spent her final two festive periods at Windsor Castle.

    This year, King Charles III and the Queen Consort will return to Norfolk and are expected to be joined by their wider family.

    Among those who traditionally gather outside St Mary Magdalene Church following the Christmas Day service are Karen Anvil and her daughter Rachel.

    In 2017, Karen captured an image of the Prince and Princess of Wales with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex that was published and shared around the world.

    "It'll be nice to have them back. They'll bring some normality," Karen said.

    "It's a fresh start for everybody and I'm just glad that he's keeping the tradition of Sandringham at Christmas. It's just great.

    "I'm really looking forward to seeing them. It's been a long time since they've all been here."

    Karen, 44, of Watlington, and Rachel, 21, plan to wake up early on Christmas morning and head to the church on the estate.

    "We're going to wait with everybody else. There are so many people there and the atmosphere will be great," said Karen.

    "We're actually really excited this year, it'll be a whole different vibe."

    As with previous years, Karen will have a camera at hand in the hope of capturing another in-demand photograph.

    "I took a fab four so let's get a fantastic five shall we?" she joked, referencing the Prince and Princess of Wales and their three children.

    "Obviously, the King and the Queen Consort too."

    Rachel said she especially loved seeing the Princess of Wales and was keen to see what she would be wearing.

    "I'm buzzing. I'm really excited to see the King and Queen Consort too because it's their first year," she said.

    "I met him when he was Prince Charles and he was making a fuss of the dogs. He was just down to earth and so lovely."

    Crafter Nici Watson, 55, lives in nearby Emneth and regularly walks at Sandringham.

    She is delighted King Charles has chosen to spend the festive season in Norfolk.

    "I think it's lovely. We'll all miss the Queen terribly of course, but I think if he carries on in the way she did, I don't think we can go far wrong," she said.

    With so many other royal residences, she wondered if the King might have chosen elsewhere.

    "But it's the first year of losing his mum, he's got neither mum nor dad now, bless him, so you know, maybe it's his way of keeping faith and a bit of respect for his parents really," said Nici.

    "It's lovely for Norfolk really. I think Charles is going to do a fantastic job, I really do."

    For Bodhi Tokelove, and his husband Ashley, who live near King's Lynn, a visit to Sandringham on Christmas morning with their dogs was a cherished tradition.

    "We were a little worried they wouldn't be spending Christmas here this year, or going forward," he said.

    "But I think it's a mark of respect for the Queen as she adored Sandringham, as well as for our local tradition of the event continuing.

    "We will be there probably earlier than normal, as I imagine it will busier than normal, with it being the first time Charles is here as King."

    Bodhi said they saw the King a few years ago "when he wished us a Merry Christmas".

    "Here's hoping we get the same opportunity once again, although it's a magical energy whether you get the chance to be close or not," he said.

    "I think it will help people move on and deal with their losses," said Melanie Wellard.

    Melanie, who lives in Dersingham, said she got her best view of the Queen five years ago, when she waved at her from her car. Melanie was out walking her dog at the time.

    "There's such an affinity with the house and with the family," she said.

    "There was a huge sense of loss when the Queen died, and the fact that there will be life there again, who knows what that will lead to?"

  25. #375
    Guest Member S Landreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    left of center
    Posts
    11,826


    Camilla Parker Bowles, Queen Consort to King Charles III, is breaking the longstanding royal tradition of having “ladies-in-waiting” and will instead appoint assistants under the modernized title “Queen’s Companions,” multiple outlets are reporting.

    The BBC reports that Camilla is also scaling back the duties of her six assistants, making the symbolic position less of an administrative or secretarial commitment than in the past, when ladies-in-waiting also worked on logistics for the Queen.

    The move is part of an effort to push the British monarchy into modernity and remodel parts of the institution after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, whose passing ended a record seven-decade reign and left the monarchy to her son.

    Still, the assistants will likely play a similarly supportive, personal-assistant role to Camilla as they have done to Queens and Queen Consorts since the Middle Ages, attending her at public events and supporting her official duties, according to the Washington Post.

    Camilla has reportedly handpicked for the position six of her close friends, and they’re set to make their first appearance with her at a Violence Against Women and Girls event at Buckingham Palace later this week.

    Queen Camilla replaces traditional ‘ladies-in-waiting’ with ‘companions’

Page 15 of 19 FirstFirst ... 578910111213141516171819 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •