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Thread started 09/08/22 10:45am

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THE QUEEN IS DEAD

Queen Elizabeth has died at age 96.


LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96.

The palace announced she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family had rushed to her side after her health took a turn for the worse.

A link to the almost-vanished generation that fought World War II, she was the only monarch most Britons have ever known, and her name defines an age: the modern Elizabethan Era.

The impact of her loss will be huge and unpredictable, both for the nation and for the monarchy, an institution she helped stabilize and modernize across decades of huge social change and family scandals.

With the death of the queen, her 73-year-old son Charles automatically becomes monarch, though the coronation might not take place for months. It is not known whether he will choose to call himself King Charles III or some other name.

The queen’s life was indelibly marked by the war. As Princess Elizabeth, she made her first public broadcast in 1940 when she was 14, sending a wartime message to children evacuated to the countryside or overseas.

“We children at home are full of cheerfulness and courage,” she said with a blend of stoicism and hope that would echo throughout her reign. “We are trying to do all we can to help out gallant soldiers, sailors and airmen. And we are trying, too, to bear our own share of the danger and sadness of war. We know, every one of us, that in the end all will be well.”

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Reply #1 posted 09/08/22 11:51am

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This falls under P & R and I am not permitted to comment...

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Reply #2 posted 09/08/22 12:35pm

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This has nothing to do with P&R. R.I.P. queen

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Reply #3 posted 09/08/22 1:43pm

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nayroo2002 said:

This falls under P & R and I am not permitted to comment...


Okay calm down over there. hahaha

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Reply #4 posted 09/08/22 2:10pm

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RIP little lady.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #5 posted 09/08/22 10:50pm

iveivan

She was the U.K. head of state and head of the Church of England. Sounds like politics and religion to me.

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Reply #6 posted 09/09/22 3:13am

RJOrion

She was a racist and oppressive colonizer...she will not be missed at all, by millions.
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Reply #7 posted 09/09/22 10:15am

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RJOrion said:

She was a racist and oppressive colonizer...she will not be missed at all, by millions.


This.

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Reply #8 posted 09/09/22 3:54pm

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see, it kinda is P&R.


British-leaning/British-populated sections of the internet are intense right now. I notice many take umbridge with Americans commenting... 'cause you know, the English would never comment on endemic American news/issues/sociopolitics...

[Edited 9/9/22 15:55pm]

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Reply #9 posted 09/09/22 5:53pm

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RJOrion said:

She was a racist and oppressive colonizer...she will not be missed at all, by millions.

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Reply #10 posted 09/10/22 6:05pm

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RJOrion said:

She was a racist and oppressive colonizer...she will not be missed at all, by millions.

I understand that point of view but you should know that a King or Queen of England has had no power for centuries now. The Queen makes no decisions, the government does. Can't comment on the racist thing as I have no idea.

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Reply #11 posted 09/11/22 6:54am

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Sad! Less than 2 days before she looked good in what turned out to be the last picture taken.

She will be missed!!

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Reply #12 posted 09/11/22 10:36am

2freaky

opens his zipper lol

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Reply #13 posted 09/17/22 6:58pm

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long live the queen!

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Reply #14 posted 09/18/22 5:25pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

This has nothing to do with P&R. R.I.P. queen

Well it does now

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Reply #15 posted 09/18/22 5:26pm

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PennyPurple said:

Sad! Less than 2 days before she looked good in what turned out to be the last picture taken.

She will be missed!!

I thought she (and Betty White) would make it to 100. They both had more energy than my mom at 78.

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