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Old 05-02-2011, 10:49 AM   #81
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She probably keeps little reminder notes there also. "Take crown off", "Put crown on", "Wave to crowd", "Give Philip a dope slap" - that sort of thing
She likes to keep her cell phone handy so she could tweet as necessary (read her tweets here: http://twitter.com/#!/QueenLizII -- that must really be her, right?).

Also, here is William's mother-in-law's evening gown (very nice!) for the post-wedding partying ; just another example of the great gene pool he married into:
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Bless them both. Heck, I'm not a "royal follower" (nor do I subscribe to People Mag.), but regardless of their background, they face the same set of challenges of every young married couple, regardless of their background.

Sure, while they may be "financially set" they are not "emotionally set" at this time of life. They will have challenges both because of their respective backgrounds and also as two individuals who chose to "join their futures".

I wish them well...
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Here's an engineer's question for all you fashion mavens. If it sounds ignorant, well, it's because that's the state of enlightenment I'm in on this particular issue:

What does a queen need to carry in her purse? In fact, why does she even need to carry a purse? Is this where her personal security force has her store the last-ditch Glock?
That's where she keeps the gin.
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\ Heck, I'm not a "royal follower" (nor do I subscribe to People Mag.)
Well, then you missed this big story:

Royal Wedding Coverage: Prince Harry's Late-Night Treat: Bacon Butties : People.com
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Also, here is William's mother-in-law's evening gown (very nice!) for the post-wedding partying ; just another example of the great gene pool he married into:
Yes but they have how exposed their every move to the paparazi and their right to know. Yes they have cohabited for 2 years and known each other for 9 years. That is all prologue to the life they will live now that they are totally in the public eye! It will take a strong relationship to survive that for the next 50 years.

Will she eventually gratefully accept William's role as a philanderer, like his father and grandfather?
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UK bacon is more like 'Canadian Bacon' here.... not the fatty strips that we all know and love...
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The 1965 Paul...
Sorry, but all the tails he got were very, very bushy back then. Not my thing.
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Not my thing either, but that was then and this is now!
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I think the Queen keeps her Smarties and wine gums in her purse.

I would fathom a guess that the svelte Middleton women do not chow down on too many bacon butties. Kate reportedly enjoys foie gras. I love Canadian bacon but what I can get here in PA bears no resemblance to long ago memories of real Canadian bacon, the type with a cornmeal crust.
When I was growing up, my father dragged the whole family to various remote fishing camps in Canada for a week or ten days every summer. My sister and I did nothing but complain but we did like that bacon!
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I like this photo.
Dang! They have 6 kids already?
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Dang! They have 6 kids already?

In a similar vein, the book makers are probably busy already hedging bets on when the first royal offspring will arrive and will it be a boy or a girl. If the royals really want to modernize, they will remove the edict that the first boy inherits and change it to the first child.
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What does a queen need to carry in her purse? In fact, why does she even need to carry a purse? Is this where her personal security force has her store the last-ditch Glock?
Every girl needs somewhere to carry her stuff. Like, you know, lip gloss, Kleenex, phone.....even if QE2 doesn't need money!
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Every girl needs somewhere to carry her stuff. Like, you know, lip gloss, Kleenex, phone.....even if QE2 doesn't need money!
Agreed! Especially since Prince Phillip seems like the sort of irascible husband who would not carry a few small toiletries in his coat pocket for her.
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That's where she keeps the gin.
Of all the very sensible answers, this one seems the most likely...
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I like "Millionaire Next Door" Tom Stanley's take on the subject:
Freedom of Choice More Valuable than the Crown Jewels


Here's an engineer's question for all you fashion mavens. If it sounds ignorant, well, it's because that's the state of enlightenment I'm in on this particular issue:

What does a queen need to carry in her purse? In fact, why does she even need to carry a purse? Is this where her personal security force has her store the last-ditch Glock?
Here is an Engineer's answer...the highest risk of system failure lies in the Queen's stockings. A spare pair of silkies is the ultimate redundant and/or backup system for Her Highness.
You KNOW the paparrazzi would be ALL OVER photographing a mere run.
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Here is an Engineer's answer...the highest risk of system failure lies in the Queen's stockings. A spare pair of silkies is the ultimate redundant and/or backup system for Her Highness.
You KNOW the paparrazzi would be ALL OVER photographing a mere run.
How true! Her Majesty must never be seen to have "the runs".
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Bless them both. Heck, I'm not a "royal follower" (nor do I subscribe to People Mag.), but regardless of their background, they face the same set of challenges of every young married couple, regardless of their background.

Sure, while they may be "financially set" they are not "emotionally set" at this time of life. They will have challenges both because of their respective backgrounds and also as two individuals who chose to "join their futures".

I wish them well...
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How true! Her Majesty must never be seen to have "the runs".

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In a similar vein, the book makers are probably busy already hedging bets on when the first royal offspring will arrive and will it be a boy or a girl. If the royals really want to modernize, they will remove the edict that the first boy inherits and change it to the first child.
There is another big discussion going on about that again and I believe most of the country are in favor of changing the succession rules. However, if the succession rules are changed, all the Commonwealth countries have to agree and will trigger a debate in Australia.

Australia could stymie royal succession change - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Now unnamed sources have told British media outlets there are concerns within the government that the republic debate may also be reopened if a vote on the gender issue is required in Australia.
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I have a hard time believing that about one in three people on this planet were watching the wedding. Remember that about half of us are guys. Then consider that 1.6 billion don't have electricity. And I can't see that all that many Chinese are interested.
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