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  • There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.
  • kle4 said:

    Dura_Ace said:

    Am I the only one who is genuinely worried that we might be facing Leon-don Bridge? A 15km hike in hot sunshine with only a bottle of warm white wine to drink doesn't sound very wise.

    In the dark days ahead we are going to need his unmatched powers of hysteria and searching Twitter to establish if Truss gave the Queen covid.
    And we all told him to do the walk. WE ALL KILLED LEON. On today of all days.
    Leave me out of it, I told him to be lazy.

    I'll visit you lot in prison.
    And I suggested that Boris wouldn't have done the walk but written an article anyway, which is almost as good.

    I'll bake you a cake with a file in it.
  • Is this thread celebrating the life of HMQ, or Leon, or both?

    Asking for a friend.

    So it's a thread about the Queen or a Drama Queen.
  • RobDRobD Posts: 58,110

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 28,836
    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
  • LeonLeon Posts: 30,637
    Ok this was quite stupid. Only bringing white wine
  • Leon said:

    Ok I’m getting quite drunk now. Because my only liquid in this desert is an excellent but warm white wine. That’s fine isn’t it? That’s good fieldcraft?

    AND NOW I RISE, LIKE LEONS AFTER SLUMBER

    Why not find a bit of a shade until the sun gets a bit coooler in an hour or so, and you've still got enough light and time to get back. Hot sun and alcohol aren't a good mix.
    I would like to associate myself with this sentiment, if only to obtain a lesser sentence.
  • MexicanpeteMexicanpete Posts: 19,093
    ...
    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    7 members of the Royal Household was what I heard.
  • kinabalukinabalu Posts: 32,977
    TOPPING said:

    Is it appropriate to say I am actually looking at London Bridge right now. At the actual London Bridge.

    That's an astonishing coincidence - if it is a coincidence.
  • kjhkjh Posts: 8,345
    Good grief about half of us know someone who could give us a heads up. In my case I know a Royal Protection Officer. However I don't care that much to get information 10 minutes before anyone else and having quizzed him before he never gives away personal stuff. Nearest I ever got was a story of Andrew saving a cat from falling out of a window.
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 28,836

    Leon said:

    Ok I’m getting quite drunk now. Because my only liquid in this desert is an excellent but warm white wine. That’s fine isn’t it? That’s good fieldcraft?

    AND NOW I RISE, LIKE LEONS AFTER SLUMBER

    Why not find a bit of a shade until the sun gets a bit coooler in an hour or so, and you've still got enough light and time to get back. Hot sun and alcohol aren't a good mix.
    I would like to associate myself with this sentiment, if only to obtain a lesser sentence.
    Definitely a good idea, not just a sentiment!
  • TOPPINGTOPPING Posts: 37,054
    Leon said:

    Ok this was quite stupid. Only bringing white wine

    Wait til you hear what religion the pope is.
  • WhisperingOracleWhisperingOracle Posts: 7,459
    edited September 2022
    Somehow appropriate that HM is in Scotland today, after that beautiful old adaptation of Sunset Song on BBC4 that was on last night, that I mentioned. Very lyrical and poetic, and also made at that slow pace that the BBC once mastered - perhaps still available on iplayer for those interested.
  • RobDRobD Posts: 58,110

    ...

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    7 members of the Royal Household was what I heard.
    Ah, the expendable ones. ;)
  • SandpitSandpit Posts: 42,503
    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    William is not allowed to fly with all of his children on one plane - for the obvious reason!

    The plane is the same one that Liz Truss took the other day.
  • OldKingColeOldKingCole Posts: 29,308
    Leon said:

    Ok this was quite stupid. Only bringing white wine

    Water would have been much wiser! Not iced water either
  • boulayboulay Posts: 1,909

    As some dark humour as one of the most significant national moments in our lifetimes nears, I hate to say it but it really does give off the impression that she was just holding on until she got rid of Boris!

    On that note surely someone needs to get Liz Truss an audience with Putin pdq
  • RobDRobD Posts: 58,110
    kjh said:

    Good grief about half of us know someone who could give us a heads up. In my case I know a Royal Protection Officer. However I don't care that much to get information 10 minutes before anyone else and having quizzed him before he never gives away personal stuff. Nearest I ever got was a story of Andrew saving a cat from falling out of a window.

    Reminded me of this lovely anecdote:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v85cvrCWMSQ
  • bigglesbiggles Posts: 2,656
    Leon said:

    Ok this was quite stupid. Only bringing white wine

    Absolutely. Rose would have had that little bit more sugar to keep you alert.
  • kjhkjh Posts: 8,345
    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
  • SandpitSandpit Posts: 42,503
    To come back to politics for a minute - what’s the timetable for the legislation that’s being introduced today, how urgent is it?
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 47,316
  • solarflaresolarflare Posts: 3,190
    Leon said:

    Ok this was quite stupid. Only bringing white wine

    Forgot the red?
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 47,268
    kle4 said:

    TOPPING said:

    Bit weird, if she has indeed died, that the BBC is telling us that The Queen "is comfortable and resting".

    With her faith, if she is gone she will be in a place of comfort to her.
    And reunited with Philip.

    (Although, that assumes he made it upstairs....)
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 82,567
    Leon said:


    Pretty sure that’s a fucking GERMAN down there

    SMILING

    He’s SMILING even as our QUEEN is DYING

    I’m going to knock his block off

    Maybe wine and hiking dont mix, who knew?
  • kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 82,567

    kle4 said:

    TOPPING said:

    Bit weird, if she has indeed died, that the BBC is telling us that The Queen "is comfortable and resting".

    With her faith, if she is gone she will be in a place of comfort to her.
    And reunited with Philip.

    (Although, that assumes he made it upstairs....)
    How much purgatory do you get for dodgy jokes?

    (I know its 100 years for every bad pun)
  • MexicanpeteMexicanpete Posts: 19,093
    Sandpit said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    William is not allowed to fly with all of his children on one plane - for the obvious reason!

    The plane is the same one that Liz Truss took the other day.
    That's a bugger if he fancies a cheap Tui family holiday.
  • wooliedyedwooliedyed Posts: 6,650

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    My Nan was convinced we had royal blood. Wuffingas, maybe.
    My great grandmother was in service at Sandringham
  • boulayboulay Posts: 1,909

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 47,268
    edited September 2022
    TOPPING said:

    Is it appropriate to say I am actually looking at London Bridge right now. At the actual London Bridge.

    You in Lake Havasu City, Arizona?
  • kinabalukinabalu Posts: 32,977

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    My mum looks quite like the Queen.
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 82,567
    boulay said:

    As some dark humour as one of the most significant national moments in our lifetimes nears, I hate to say it but it really does give off the impression that she was just holding on until she got rid of Boris!

    On that note surely someone needs to get Liz Truss an audience with Putin pdq
    The Iron Assassin.
  • boulay said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

    Bound to be one of the banned people.
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 82,567
    boulay said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

    Dura Ace has a 'secret heir' vibe to me.
  • kjhkjh Posts: 8,345
    RobD said:

    kjh said:

    Good grief about half of us know someone who could give us a heads up. In my case I know a Royal Protection Officer. However I don't care that much to get information 10 minutes before anyone else and having quizzed him before he never gives away personal stuff. Nearest I ever got was a story of Andrew saving a cat from falling out of a window.

    Reminded me of this lovely anecdote:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v85cvrCWMSQ
    Yes it's brilliant.
  • Andy_JSAndy_JS Posts: 20,423
    kle4 said:

    Leon said:


    Pretty sure that’s a fucking GERMAN down there

    SMILING

    He’s SMILING even as our QUEEN is DYING

    I’m going to knock his block off

    Maybe wine and hiking dont mix, who knew?
    Wine and hiking is okay as long as you have lots of water as well.
  • One of the things that surprised me on marrying into a Jewish family was how (broadly speaking) overtly royalist the community is. Most synagogues have a picture of the Queen (and say a shabbat prayer for her as standard), and my kids' school sing God Save The Queen in assembly - something I certainly never did.

    My mother in law will be very upset at all this.
  • boulayboulay Posts: 1,909
    kle4 said:

    boulay said:

    As some dark humour as one of the most significant national moments in our lifetimes nears, I hate to say it but it really does give off the impression that she was just holding on until she got rid of Boris!

    On that note surely someone needs to get Liz Truss an audience with Putin pdq
    The Iron Assassin.
    World leaders start postponing first meetings with Liz T…
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 47,268
    kle4 said:

    kle4 said:

    TOPPING said:

    Bit weird, if she has indeed died, that the BBC is telling us that The Queen "is comfortable and resting".

    With her faith, if she is gone she will be in a place of comfort to her.
    And reunited with Philip.

    (Although, that assumes he made it upstairs....)
    How much purgatory do you get for dodgy jokes?

    (I know its 100 years for every bad pun)
    That is going to be quite a pb waiting room then.
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 28,836
    boulay said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

    He's very horsey.

    On an unrelated matter I see that a major concern of London Bridge is that, during the possible ceremonial, London might get just too full - and presumably also the travel routes in and out.
  • SandpitSandpit Posts: 42,503
    edited September 2022

    Sandpit said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    William is not allowed to fly with all of his children on one plane - for the obvious reason!

    The plane is the same one that Liz Truss took the other day.
    That's a bugger if he fancies a cheap Tui family holiday.
    Apparently they turned up to meet HMQ one day a couple of years ago, all five of the family in the same helicopter, that William was piloting - the old lady was said to be less than amused!

    Plane landed now.
  • It goes without saying but the BBC definitely know something. They are reporting this with a definite air of finality it is sad to say.

    There is no way the national broadcaster would be taking such a tone if they hadn’t had some kind of heads up. I mean we can all read the tea leaves with the family being there also but even more instructive is the way things are filtering out.
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 47,268
    Carnyx said:

    boulay said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

    He's very horsey.

    On an unrelated matter I see that a major concern of London Bridge is that, during the possible ceremonial, London might get just too full - and presumably also the travel routes in and out.
    Don't worry, the train strikes will see to that.....
  • CookieCookie Posts: 8,142
    kinabalu said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    My mum looks quite like the Queen.
    Have you ever seen them in the same room?
  • boulayboulay Posts: 1,909

    boulay said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

    Bound to be one of the banned people.
    Most important question - what would Malcolm’s regnal name be?

  • kle4 said:

    boulay said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

    Dura Ace has a 'secret heir' vibe to me.
    So much kinder than 'basement baby'.
  • TOPPINGTOPPING Posts: 37,054

    boulay said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

    Bound to be one of the banned people.
    Does Danny Dyer post on here?
  • TOPPINGTOPPING Posts: 37,054
    Ghedebrav said:

    One of the things that surprised me on marrying into a Jewish family was how (broadly speaking) overtly royalist the community is. Most synagogues have a picture of the Queen (and say a shabbat prayer for her as standard), and my kids' school sing God Save The Queen in assembly - something I certainly never did.

    My mother in law will be very upset at all this.

    Presumably they weren't such huge fans when Edward the whatever it was kicked them all out.
  • AlistairMAlistairM Posts: 1,597
    Leon said:

    Ok this was quite stupid. Only bringing white wine

    You went for 15k walk in 30c heat and didn't think it would perhaps be a good idea to bring some water to at least wash down the vino blanco?
  • MexicanpeteMexicanpete Posts: 19,093
    Scott_xP said:

    As some dark humour as one of the most significant national moments in our lifetimes nears, I hate to say it but it really does give off the impression that she was just holding on until she got rid of Boris!

    Her final act of National Service.

    And you just know he will hate it.

    Forever, the history books will record that her first PM was Churchill, and her last was NOT BoZo.
    Bozza must be spitting tacks. Gutted for him.
  • OT video on the twitters of the Ukraine flag flying over Balakliya, the town the offensive yesterday surrounded on 3 sides. Claims of fighting getting close to Kupiansk, the key road/rail hub.

    There is a claim of Shevchenkove being liberated, a photo of Ukrainian soldiers on the western outskirts of the place.

    Yesterday the Russians were saying Shevchenkove was where reinforcements had been sent. I hope the Ukrainians have enough reserves to secure their lines of communication. They're a long way from their rear areas now.
  • I hope the security services are well prepared for potential foreign interference from bad actors trying to take advantage of the upheaval.
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 28,836

    Carnyx said:

    boulay said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

    He's very horsey.

    On an unrelated matter I see that a major concern of London Bridge is that, during the possible ceremonial, London might get just too full - and presumably also the travel routes in and out.
    Don't worry, the train strikes will see to that.....
    Actually, there is a gap between 17 and 26 September. But you have to allow a day either side for trains to get back in place.
  • Carnyx said:

    Scott_xP said:

    Carnyx said:

    Is this thread celebrating the life of HMQ, or Leon, or both?

    Asking for a friend.

    He provides the comic relief while we wait, as per Shakespeare?
    The rude mechanicals...
    I was thinking of Macbeth.
    That's done it.
  • Ghedebrav said:

    One of the things that surprised me on marrying into a Jewish family was how (broadly speaking) overtly royalist the community is. Most synagogues have a picture of the Queen (and say a shabbat prayer for her as standard), and my kids' school sing God Save The Queen in assembly - something I certainly never did.

    My mother in law will be very upset at all this.

    Don't forget the fomative period for most of the British Jewish community, on average, was about 1900 - a time of great royalism.
  • wooliedyedwooliedyed Posts: 6,650
    Harry and his wife have landed
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 28,836
    TOPPING said:

    Ghedebrav said:

    One of the things that surprised me on marrying into a Jewish family was how (broadly speaking) overtly royalist the community is. Most synagogues have a picture of the Queen (and say a shabbat prayer for her as standard), and my kids' school sing God Save The Queen in assembly - something I certainly never did.

    My mother in law will be very upset at all this.

    Presumably they weren't such huge fans when Edward the whatever it was kicked them all out.
    Mind, it was the Protector who let them in again.
  • AlistairMAlistairM Posts: 1,597

    OT video on the twitters of the Ukraine flag flying over Balakliya, the town the offensive yesterday surrounded on 3 sides. Claims of fighting getting close to Kupiansk, the key road/rail hub.

    There is a claim of Shevchenkove being liberated, a photo of Ukrainian soldiers on the western outskirts of the place.

    Yesterday the Russians were saying Shevchenkove was where reinforcements had been sent. I hope the Ukrainians have enough reserves to secure their lines of communication. They're a long way from their rear areas now.
    Good news coming out of Ukraine on what is looking like being a terrible day for the UK.
  • CookieCookie Posts: 8,142

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    I was quite interested when I found out I was directly descended (through legitimate offspring, indeed) from King John.
    I then did some maths and found that the odds of being of broadly British descent and NOT being descended from King John are roughly 44 billion to one. So less exciting than I thought.
  • AlistairMAlistairM Posts: 1,597
    Ukrainian soldier at the entrance to Shevchenkove.
    https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1567885354253811712
  • paulyork64paulyork64 Posts: 2,460

    RAF Plane from Northolt to Aberdeen due to land in less than 10 minutes

    Unrelated. There is an RAF electronic surveillance aircraft flying east-west passes across the centre of the black sea. Didnt realise we were sending units so close to the action.
  • Ghedebrav said:

    One of the things that surprised me on marrying into a Jewish family was how (broadly speaking) overtly royalist the community is. Most synagogues have a picture of the Queen (and say a shabbat prayer for her as standard), and my kids' school sing God Save The Queen in assembly - something I certainly never did.

    My mother in law will be very upset at all this.

    Don't forget the fomative period for most of the British Jewish community, on average, was about 1900 - a time of great royalism.
    I think it's tied in with a sense of loyalty especially in taking in Jewish refugees during WWII and fighting Nazism.
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 28,836
    boulay said:

    boulay said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

    Bound to be one of the banned people.
    Most important question - what would Malcolm’s regnal name be?

    Malcolm IV and I, obviously.
  • wooliedyedwooliedyed Posts: 6,650
    Election maps uk with the stats
    HMQs first PM born in 1874, 101 years before Truss
  • tlg86tlg86 Posts: 24,023
    Someone just said to me who goes first, klopp or the queen.
  • I hope the security services are well prepared for potential foreign interference from bad actors trying to take advantage of the upheaval.

    Guarantee they will be.
  • Ghedebrav said:

    One of the things that surprised me on marrying into a Jewish family was how (broadly speaking) overtly royalist the community is. Most synagogues have a picture of the Queen (and say a shabbat prayer for her as standard), and my kids' school sing God Save The Queen in assembly - something I certainly never did.

    My mother in law will be very upset at all this.

    My Sri Lankan mother in law too.
  • WhisperingOracleWhisperingOracle Posts: 7,459
    edited September 2022
    Ghedebrav said:

    Ghedebrav said:

    One of the things that surprised me on marrying into a Jewish family was how (broadly speaking) overtly royalist the community is. Most synagogues have a picture of the Queen (and say a shabbat prayer for her as standard), and my kids' school sing God Save The Queen in assembly - something I certainly never did.

    My mother in law will be very upset at all this.

    Don't forget the fomative period for most of the British Jewish community, on average, was about 1900 - a time of great royalism.
    I think it's tied in with a sense of loyalty especially in taking in Jewish refugees during WWII and fighting Nazism.
    Yes, that too. Victorian arrivals and 1930s arrivals, and a very strong identfication with Britain after that.
  • OldKingColeOldKingCole Posts: 29,308
    TOPPING said:

    Ghedebrav said:

    One of the things that surprised me on marrying into a Jewish family was how (broadly speaking) overtly royalist the community is. Most synagogues have a picture of the Queen (and say a shabbat prayer for her as standard), and my kids' school sing God Save The Queen in assembly - something I certainly never did.

    My mother in law will be very upset at all this.

    Presumably they weren't such huge fans when Edward the whatever it was kicked them all out.
    Wasn't it Bad King John?

    And Oliver Cromwell, when Lord Protector, let them back in again?
  • wooliedyedwooliedyed Posts: 6,650
    Looks like 10 days of parliament closure after Bridge, the cabinet meet with the new monarch during the period
  • CookieCookie Posts: 8,142

    Harry and his wife have landed

    He's bringing Meghan to Balmoral? That can only go well.
  • wooliedyedwooliedyed Posts: 6,650
    Cookie said:

    Harry and his wife have landed

    He's bringing Meghan to Balmoral? That can only go well.
    It keeps her off Oprah for 5 minutes
  • TOPPINGTOPPING Posts: 37,054

    TOPPING said:

    Ghedebrav said:

    One of the things that surprised me on marrying into a Jewish family was how (broadly speaking) overtly royalist the community is. Most synagogues have a picture of the Queen (and say a shabbat prayer for her as standard), and my kids' school sing God Save The Queen in assembly - something I certainly never did.

    My mother in law will be very upset at all this.

    Presumably they weren't such huge fans when Edward the whatever it was kicked them all out.
    Wasn't it Bad King John?

    And Oliver Cromwell, when Lord Protector, let them back in again?
    *google*

    Edward I apparently.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edict_of_Expulsion
  • TazTaz Posts: 6,594
    Carnyx said:

    boulay said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    Please let it be Malcolm.

    He's very horsey.

    On an unrelated matter I see that a major concern of London Bridge is that, during the possible ceremonial, London might get just too full - and presumably also the travel routes in and out.
    Yup, Malc loves the Gee gees.

    Even if most of his tips are still running !
  • Cookie said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    I was quite interested when I found out I was directly descended (through legitimate offspring, indeed) from King John.
    I then did some maths and found that the odds of being of broadly British descent and NOT being descended from King John are roughly 44 billion to one. So less exciting than I thought.
    On the Line of Sucession is there a number where (whoever compiles and monitors it) it is decided to just say oh sod it who cares? 100 200 1000?
  • AlistairMAlistairM Posts: 1,597

    RAF Plane from Northolt to Aberdeen due to land in less than 10 minutes

    Unrelated. There is an RAF electronic surveillance aircraft flying east-west passes across the centre of the black sea. Didnt realise we were sending units so close to the action.
    They've been doing that for months I believe. Every day either us or the US.
  • kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    My Nan was convinced we had royal blood. Wuffingas, maybe.
    My great grandmother was in service at Sandringham
    My mam always reckoned that we are descended from the Kings of Tara.
  • TOPPINGTOPPING Posts: 37,054
    Ominous: nothing from @Leon for 20 minutes.

    Do you think he's begging for water from that German tourist?
  • MexicanpeteMexicanpete Posts: 19,093
    Just called in to "see" my mum at Bridgend Crem garden of rest. If she has heard anything she didn't pass it on. I haven't called in for a few years.

    Not a royalist, but HMQ passing is a seminal moment in my life. Brings back memories.
  • WhisperingOracleWhisperingOracle Posts: 7,459
    edited September 2022
    Cookie said:

    Harry and his wife have landed

    He's bringing Meghan to Balmoral? That can only go well.
    It'll be what the Queen has asked for, otherwise I doubt very much that it would be happening.
  • CookieCookie Posts: 8,142

    TOPPING said:

    Ghedebrav said:

    One of the things that surprised me on marrying into a Jewish family was how (broadly speaking) overtly royalist the community is. Most synagogues have a picture of the Queen (and say a shabbat prayer for her as standard), and my kids' school sing God Save The Queen in assembly - something I certainly never did.

    My mother in law will be very upset at all this.

    Presumably they weren't such huge fans when Edward the whatever it was kicked them all out.

    Wasn't it Bad King John?

    And Oliver Cromwell, when Lord Protector, let them back in again?
    Just looked up King John on wikipedia. Apparently it was strongly suspected he was an atheist.
    Always find it interesting when historical figures like that were atheists. I'm an atheist, but being an atheist in the 21st century requires no particular courage or originality of thinking; it's broadly the norm. More courage needed to openly profess your faith as a Christian. But a different matter in the 13th century.
  • wooliedyedwooliedyed Posts: 6,650
    Turns out it was William, Andrew, Edward and Sophie on the plane
  • SandpitSandpit Posts: 42,503
    There were only four Royals on that plane.
    William
    Andrew
    Edward
    Sophie.
  • kinabalu said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    My mum looks quite like the Queen.
    So did mine.
  • dr_spyndr_spyn Posts: 11,185
    70013 Oliver Cromwell is unavailable to haul any royal trains.
  • Hmmm.
  • TazTaz Posts: 6,594

    Turns out it was William, Andrew, Edward and Sophie on the plane

    They’re commenting that no Sussexes on board !!
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 82,567
    Cookie said:

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    I was quite interested when I found out I was directly descended (through legitimate offspring, indeed) from King John.
    I then did some maths and found that the odds of being of broadly British descent and NOT being descended from King John are roughly 44 billion to one. So less exciting than I thought.
    It's still impressive to be able to prove it.

    Assuming no adultery babies along the way
  • MexicanpeteMexicanpete Posts: 19,093
    Oh f*** off Witchell!
  • wooliedyedwooliedyed Posts: 6,650

    kjh said:

    Carnyx said:

    RobD said:

    There's a flight with 7 members of the Royal Family. Guessing William and Co.

    Arriving around 10 mins time.

    Eggs and basket come to mind.
    Probably some of them are equerries and things, rather than actual Things of the Blood.
    Oh I was getting my hopes up I might become king.
    I wonder who on PB is closest related to the line of succession? Perhaps the much missed Charles of this parish?
    My Nan was convinced we had royal blood. Wuffingas, maybe.
    My great grandmother was in service at Sandringham
    My mam always reckoned that we are descended from the Kings of Tara.
    Im fairly set on declaring myself Raedwalds heir and the new bretwalda
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 82,567

    OT video on the twitters of the Ukraine flag flying over Balakliya, the town the offensive yesterday surrounded on 3 sides. Claims of fighting getting close to Kupiansk, the key road/rail hub.

    There is a claim of Shevchenkove being liberated, a photo of Ukrainian soldiers on the western outskirts of the place.

    Yesterday the Russians were saying Shevchenkove was where reinforcements had been sent. I hope the Ukrainians have enough reserves to secure their lines of communication. They're a long way from their rear areas now.
    Yes, the Russians could still punch back.
  • pm215pm215 Posts: 555

    Looks like 10 days of parliament closure after Bridge, the cabinet meet with the new monarch during the period

    Now this seems pretty bad to me -- they've just had a big summer holiday pause while they sorted out a new PM. There must be a lot of stuff backlogged, and delaying it further can't be ideal.
  • dr_spyn said:

    70013 Oliver Cromwell is unavailable to haul any royal trains.

    Kind of apt...
  • kinabalukinabalu Posts: 32,977
    Got a feeling she's going to pull through.
  • Announcement will be made once the family have all arrived. So an hour to get those who've just landed from Aberdeen airport to Balmoral, and then just waiting for the Sussexes.
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