Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

Queen Elizabeth II 21st April 1926 – 8th September 2022

39 thoughts on “Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

  1. Scarlet Post author

    Thank you, Mistress B.
    I am not really much of a royalist, but the Queen has been a constant throughout my life. I have shed tears, and I feel I should pay her respect.
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  2. Jon

    It’s a very sad time indeed. How does one deal with the loss of someone like her, whose presence was always there, always taken for granted, embedded in the very fabric of our lives? RIP, Ma’am. Jx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Kylie – I know. I read something today about her being followed around the palace by ‘a carpet of Corgis’ – such a lovely description, makes me want to invest in such a carpet!
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  3. Mitzi

    My eldest niece rang me in distress about the Queen, saying “She’s on every effing channel and I’m missing Tipping Point” only she didn’t say effing! When Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen is under medical supervision I thought now is the time to book a holiday, 12 days of national mourning, frig all that, I go Monday.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mitzi – I think the rest of the world is joining in! Even France and the EU is being nice and saying kind things – you can’t escape, sooner or later your ears will be blasted 96 times.
      Meanwhile, Gogglebox returns tonight, I am imagining Mary as an emotional mess on the floor. Soz, Gogglebox is one of my guilty pleasures – Jon will be recoiling in horror, and any credibility I had will now be severely reduced!
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      1. Scarlet Post author

        Mitzi – Did you see the French and Saunders Gogglebox sketch with Jennifer Saunders as Mary? She wore an outfit that blended in with the chair and the wallpaper – I’ll see if I can find a clip on YouTube. I love Mary and Giles! But I also like celebrity Gogglebox, I especially like Chris Eubank and his long suffering son.
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      2. Scarlet Post author

        Mitzi – Jenny is brilliant! What with her notebook for Line of Duty, and Lee accidentally eating her face pack! I miss them when they’re not there. I also like Pete and Sophie – they are usually spot on.
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      3. Mitzi

        The more I see of Lee, the more I’m convinced I’ve had a tryst with him, in the late 90s, if he lived in a 1 bedroom first floor flat off Holderness Road in Hull, had a grey cat of oriental extraction that liked to jump out of the window when startled and kept a huge fish in a tank of murky brown water in his living room, then I would know for sure it was him.

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  4. 63mago

    May she rest in peace.
    The Queen is dead, all hail the King. As is the nature of a monarchy, there is no “in between” allowed – so : Hail Charles the Third, may his reign be benevolent, peaceful, without harm.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Mags – It’s going to be a lot to get used to, but Charlie boy has had a long time in training so hopefully the transition will go smoothly. Long live the King!
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      1. 63mago

        I am sure that the transition (a man to be queen !) will go smoothly, after all it is long planned. I only hope that he has a slim chance to fill his mother’s shoes …
        I mean he’s already 73 (or so), and it is not very realistic to assume that he will reign for another seventy years. Charles III is in a not too favourable position from the start, more a kind of “hold over” (if this phrase exists, sorry), until his son William will take over.
        I think Charles will turn towards some drawers and pull out plans he had time to prepare, for the benefit of The Firm and The Nation as he understands it. I wish him good luck, and hope that he will do good, and set the course for the future king William.

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      2. Scarlet Post author

        When you think about it, William won’t exactly be a spring chicken when he takes the baton if Charles lives as long as Philip! And then after that there is a future that we won’t see. Good luck to them!
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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Joey – I have failed to read anything positive about Charles on blogs, or on FB. This doesn’t bode well for the Royal family. I think all the pomp and circumstance will gradually fade away, and royalty as we knew it, will cease to exist.
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      1. Scarlet Post author

        Bill – Yes, he was famous for talking to plants – which caught my imagination when I was about seven. He’s not all bad, on the plus side he used to be pals with The Goons, BUT, hard to forgive him for Diana, who was used as a brood mare.
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  5. lislemanl

    As you might know we have had many special reports and coverage of the passing of your Queen over here. Of course, some of the coverage included how she came into the position. The whole King Eddie abdication and that “other American woman” episode was refreshed for the viewers.
    70 years – wow I’m about to mark off the age so she was the only Queen of England I knew about. She will be missed and hopefully King Charles will unite the people as his mom (mum?) did.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Bill – I don’t think the Royals will be as popular in the future, it is the end of era, and the British will have to reassess their national identity because this identity has been so closely tied to the Queen. Interesting times ahead.
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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mostest Mistress – You have stamina! I caught a glimpse of Angela Rippon yesterday, and she was flagging! She said something along the lines of ‘it’s only been 2 days, but it feels like a lot longer than that….’ The presenters and news readers are doing a jolly good job.
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  6. Nick Rogers

    As a republican, I hesitate to voice my views to fervent monarchists as such lèse-majesté is just not-done right now. In fact people are being arrested for voicing anti-monarchist opinions. But I’m curious as to how Charles will handle the job.

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  7. Scarlet Post author

    Nick – I liked what Billy Bragg said about the Queen – she was our link to the past, etc. Anyhow, I’m a bit take’em or leave’em – I watched an interesting programme last night about the Queen and her Prime Ministers – these late night documentaries have improved my knowledge of UK history, and of the UK constitution. I’ve also read that the monarchy/constitution makes a right-wing dictatorship less likely to happen in the UK – whether that’s true or not, I don’t know, but it’s an interesting point of view, which I might look into. All fascinating stuff!
    Meanwhile, I’ve watched very little of the rolling news coverage – too repetitive for the likes of me.
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