Entertainment Queen Elizabeth II's birthday party a royal tradition

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  1. dawg

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    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.

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    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.
     
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    The little one looks like a mini Louie Anderson

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Prince Harry is a character for sure.
     
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    And he has all his hair
     
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    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.
     
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    Baby Georgie is adorable
    And I never would have guessed that Harry would end up being the hot one. Goddamn. :fil:
     
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    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?
     
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    where was Pippa?

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    Ick. He isn't popular in Canada.
     
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    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.
     
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    Holy cow, I thought the exact same thing! :haha:
     
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    That parade is quite amazing. Tons of horses followed by a legion of foot soldiers marching through all that horseshit.
     
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    Tony Blair hasn't been PM since 2007.
     
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    And it's all ginger...
     
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