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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I am always amazed at the strength of the reaction that British people have surrounding their queen. We have nothing at all like it here, and it really is amazing.
    She is a great women and also a symbol. A symbol of our history, institutions and culture.
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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    If Obama thought he caught hell just flyin' to NYC with America's First Lady, just wait until FOXNEWS launches into him for flying and tending to the needs of England's First Lady.

    Sparks are gonna fly!

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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    If Brown had any inkling of what it means to be her majesty's Prime minister, to occupy the seat of Pitt, Disraeli and Churchill, he would refuse to attend unless the Queen is invited.
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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    She is a great women and also a symbol. A symbol of our history, institutions and culture.
    Exactly, i couldn't express it better than that
    She represents a time of Britain that is for all sense and purposes is gone, she is that reassuring figure that never changes. You know the Queen will be there no matter how much the Government or country ****s up

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    If Brown had any inkling of what it means to be her majesty's Prime minister, to occupy the seat of Pitt, Disraeli and Churchill, he would refuse to attend unless the Queen is invited.
    I am disgusted the head of Government will be going when our head of state refused.
    If he had any backbone, he'd refuse to attend and leave the French to deal with "Franco-American" ties
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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Exactly, i couldn't express it better than that
    She represents a time of Britain that is for all sense and purposes is gone, she is that reassuring figure that never changes. You know the Queen will be there no matter how much the Government or country ****s up
    She walks in the footsteps of her namesake.
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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Laila and Wessexman, I did not mean to question your reaction, or that I found it at all negative, just that it fascinates me. It really is kinda awesome that you have something a national symbol you take such pride in.

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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Laila and Wessexman, I did not mean to question your reaction, or that I found it at all negative, just that it fascinates me. It really is kinda awesome that you have something a national symbol you take such pride in.
    Well I don't know about Laila, but I'm something of a traditionalist(if often a curious kind.) and the monarchy is just one of the British institutions I prize. I could give just as glowing a support for the CoE and its established place as well.
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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Laila and Wessexman, I did not mean to question your reaction, or that I found it at all negative, just that it fascinates me. It really is kinda awesome that you have something a national symbol you take such pride in.
    We know you weren't questioning, we were just trying to explain why we have such a strong reaction with the Queen.

    She made a vow when she was coronated at her young age.
    "I declare before you all that my whole life whither in be long or short shall be devoted to your service and to the service to the service of our great Imperial family. God help me to make good my vow. God bless all of you who are willing to share it"

    And she has done that for decades now.


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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Well I don't know about Laila, but I'm something of a traditionalist(if often a curious kind.) and the monarchy is just one of the British institutions I prize. I could give just as glowing a support for the CoE and its established place as well.
    With the Queen still on the throne, i am a huge defender and supporter of the Monarch. The Queen being the head of state, Commander in chief and head of Church is something special and should be kept


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    Re: White House Seeks a Proper Invitation for the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    With the Queen still on the throne, i am a huge defender and supporter of the Monarch. The Queen being the head of state, Commander in chief and head of Church is something special and should be kept
    I don't know about you but it goes deeper than the Queen herself to the institution itself for me. Perhaps Charles will not be anywhere near his mother but I would still support him as much, or almost as much at least.
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