Entertainment Queen Elizabeth II's birthday party a royal tradition

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by dawg, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    100,473
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    134,340
    Likes Received:
    117,877
    View attachment 36182

    Queen Elizabeth II marked her ceremonial birthday overnight with the traditional "Trooping the Colour" parade in the heart of London — and 23-month-old Prince George made his debut on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

    The queen was joined by senior royals including the Duchess of Cambridge, who made her first appearance in public since leaving the hospital with newborn Princess Charlotte six weeks ago.

    There was no sign of Charlotte but George captivated throngs of well-wishers by appearing on the balcony in the arms of his father, Prince William, who was in full military garb.

    It was the first time George took part in the royal tradition of gathering the extended family on the balcony on important national occasions. He was the youngest person there; great-grandfather Prince Philip, 94, was the oldest.

    View attachment 36183

    Prince Charles, William and Princess Anne were on horseback for the start of the annual ceremony, later joining the others on the balcony.

    The queen turned 89 on April 21, her actual birth date, which is traditionally marked in private, with a public celebration held in June, when London's fickle weather is more likely to be favourable.

    Crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace to view the festivities though the day was cloudy and cool.

    Elizabeth, wearing a peach and silver coat dress with a matching hat, inspected 1,100 soldiers from the Household Division at the Horse Guards Parade grounds near the palace.

    She arrived in an open-topped Ascot Landau carriage.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, formerly Kate Middleton, wore a blue and white dress by Catherine Walker and a whimsical white hat by Lock and Co. for the occasion. She arrived with Camilla, the wife of Prince Charles.

    Kate and William and their two young children have spent much of the time since Charlotte's birth at their country retreat on the queen's estate at Sandringham in rural Norfolk. William has resumed his job as an air ambulance pilot after taking a break for paternity leave.
     
  2. GaryPuppet

    GaryPuppet Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    15,289
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    26,589
    Likes Received:
    54,204
    The little one looks like a mini Louie Anderson

    [​IMG]
     
  3. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    100,473
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    134,340
    Likes Received:
    117,877
  4. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    24,393
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    15,437
    Likes Received:
    19,965
    Prince Charles got fucked over. Queen Elizabeth is probably going to live another ten years and he's never going to be King. She has been on the throne since 1953. That's 8 years after the end of WWII.
     
  5. BooeyBanana

    BooeyBanana Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,794
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    3,067
    Likes Received:
    3,051
    They're a fun family. The men play dress-up, and the women wear goofy hats! :hat:

    I see Howard and Beth aren't there......invitation got lost, I suppose?
     
    IfTheyOnlyKnew likes this.
  6. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    100,473
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    134,340
    Likes Received:
    117,877
  7. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    100,473
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    134,340
    Likes Received:
    117,877
    And he has all his hair
     
  8. joe361

    joe361 Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    5,065
    Likes Received:
    4,849
  9. hypo666

    hypo666 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,256
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,214
    Likes Received:
    3,319
    The queen ought to go old school ,and chop a few politicians heads off, starting with tony blair. Prince Charles actually is the best one of them, he is very well liked in the poor rural parts of northern england because of how he helps out the folk up there. The media gets outraged that he dares to have an opinion on certain matters, but frankly the politicians here have done a fucking shit job over the years can he had done worse than them I wonder? . And don't make me laugh about 'democracy', the UK elections are becoming increasingly like the ones in the US,it's all about who has the most money for their campaign,who gains favor with media moguls. How democratic is that?

    Bring on king charles I say.
     
  10. ilovebacon

    ilovebacon Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    22,596
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    11,912
    Likes Received:
    19,259
    Baby Georgie is adorable
    And I never would have guessed that Harry would end up being the hot one. Goddamn. :fil:
     
  11. JameGumb

    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

    Reputations:
    55,218
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2013
    Messages:
    49,575
    Likes Received:
    39,017
    Are the royal ass wipers allowed to attend? Also how pissed do you think Prince Charles is that that old bitch hasn't croaked yet?
     
    IfTheyOnlyKnew likes this.
  12. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    12
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,179
    Likes Received:
    20,290
    where was Pippa?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Evil Clown

    Evil Clown 34 VIP

    Reputations:
    682
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,004
    Likes Received:
    1,858
    Ick. He isn't popular in Canada.
     
    smichal likes this.
  14. Freedom Fries

    Freedom Fries Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,159
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2013
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    1,403
    I was talking to someone today about them. I read The Daily Mail and a lot of the British seem to be fairly down on the royal family . I don't know if they realize how valuable they are for tourism or as diplomatic ambassadors. I think they are a big part of what hold the commonwealth nations together.
     
    Scarlett Ohara likes this.
  15. IfTheyOnlyKnew

    IfTheyOnlyKnew VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    242,907
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Messages:
    31,144
    Likes Received:
    77,907
    Holy cow, I thought the exact same thing! :haha:
     
  16. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Bede bede beep VIP

    Reputations:
    3,347
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    24,967
    Likes Received:
    24,009
    That parade is quite amazing. Tons of horses followed by a legion of foot soldiers marching through all that horseshit.
     
    smichal likes this.
  17. EvolvedMarbles

    EvolvedMarbles Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,411
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,958
    Likes Received:
    3,370
    Tony Blair hasn't been PM since 2007.
     
    meanredhed likes this.
  18. meanredhed

    meanredhed VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    142,739
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    10,048
    Likes Received:
    29,354
    And it's all ginger...
     
    smichal likes this.
  19. Bristol Chicken

    Bristol Chicken Free Range and Loving It

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3,619
    Likes Received:
    13,709