But, this was at Balmoral Castle (the Queen’s holiday retreat) and she was KNOWN to be there — and here was an old lady being escorted by a burly, considerably younger man. That should have been a big clue.
The Queen does have a LOVELY sense of humor. WOW. 93-years old.
You have to read the story.
She was being truthful in that she personally had not met the Queen. That is true. She had also, truthfully, admitted that she owns a house close by — though Balmoral Castle is a far cry from a house.
She is quite the Lady. I worry about her … often. What will we do WITHOUT her and she is 93.
But, I did NOT see any Royals on the TV coverage I have watched so far, and I have watched about 4-hours of it, ball-by-ball.
I did NOT see the Queen or expect to see her. Yes, she used to visit Lord’s, without fail, for the Saturday of the Lord’s Test Match and I have seen her there often — since I too, given that I lived outside London, used to be a Saturday man.
One or more of the Princes should have been there. They must like cricket. They have to like cricket.
I might have to look into this. I might have to write another letter to the Queen!
This was kind of disappointing, ironic and amusing in equal measures.
I guess Jeep does not bother to impose criteria on the film crews they hire.
In the early 1980s when I worked as the Customer Support Manager for ‘ITT Data Systems (UK)‘ ‘British Leyland‘ was one of our big customers (as was ‘Ford‘). I used to have to go visit them often at their various locations — many of them manufacturing plants. A few of these plants, especially up north, would NOT allow non-Leyland cars into their main parking lot. You had to park across the road and walk over. They wanted their main parking lot Leyland only. I had no problem with that since I liked Leyland and owned Triumphs (Spitfires & a TR7) at the time. But, most often I would be driving my company car — which was often a Ford. I thought this was cute on the part of British Leyland. Some of my field support engineers thought otherwise — and, to be fair, unlike I they usually had to lug some ‘heavy’ diagnostic equipment with them (e.g., datascopes). So, they would swap company cars with a colleague, if they could, just to get around the restriction.
I can definitely see the Queen saying that. She is all CLASS and propriety. I also know that she is stoutly loyal and protective of her staff.
What kind of seems incongruous is that of the then 92-year old Queen quietly breezing into the kitchen. Yes, possible but I doubt that it is something she does routinely. Maybe she was checking up on Meghan.
I was not always a monarchists. It took me time to warm up this Queen and once I did there was no stopping I. I have come to realize and appreciate what a TREASURE she is and how lucky we are. My fondness and respect for MY Queen does not extend to all members of the Royal family. I still have a decent and long memory. Some of them were, and possibly still are, twerps. I can see Prince Philip being brusque with the staff. But, luckily, he is not our king.
Anywho, this made my day — if it is true. Wanted to share it with you.
Just a FEW days ago.
Today, April 21, is her ACTUAL birthday. She was born April 21, 1926.
That it is also Easter makes it doubly special.
She looks so great. Never tell she is 93.
Happy Birthday, Dear Queen. You are ONE of a KIND. We are SO LUCKY to have you. Proud as hell too.
MY Queen, Elizabeth II, Nearly 93, Looks STUNNING & Resplendent In Yellow, On Maundy Thursday, In Windsor.
On what was a gloomy day, both in terms of weather and news (yes, the flaccid Mueller report), this picture MADE MY DAY.
The word that immediately came to mind was ‘resplendent’. I see that ‘radiant’ is what the media has opted. Either way she just looks GREAT.
Well, it is Maundy Thursday. This was at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor — which I have visited a number of time.
Just wanted to share this with YOU, hoping that it might brighten up your day too. Enjoy.