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By The All New KevS
For a giggle, I typed "London Bridge" into Twitter to see what happened. Oh, lummee.

Best one being that missing an event that you wouldn't normally miss in a billion years in mid November with the excuse of a bad back, never being seen again, and then popping off a few weeks later is EXACTLY what happened to, er, Terry Wogan, and so this is obviously what is happening now.

Wherever he is, I can only assume the Togmeister is impressed that he is a trendsetter for Her Majesty. :roll:

She'll probably be playing scrum half for Wasps next week.
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By davidjay
Abernathy wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:46 pm Thinking about it, Brian was probably feeling a wee bit eemosh as this national remembrance day - with no Brenda - was rather like a dress rehearsal for when Brenda croaks and he finally officially gets the job he’s been waiting for for fifty-odd years. It might well be the last such event during which Brenda is still drawing breath - even if she was actually curled up in front of the telly with a box of Milk Tray instead of being stood on the balcony of the Foreign Office observing the solemnities.

The prospect of his dear old mam turning up her toes and him getting to be King Brian simultaneously must provoke very mixed emotions. Who can blame the old fucker for having a bit of a quivering lip?
This is pretty much what I think. The queen has always regarded this as the most important event in her calendar and he can't but be aware that it won't be long before her absence from it is permanent - indeed, the odds on her being at next year's must be fairly lengthy whether she's still here or not. It will have been a massively poignant occasion for him and in the circumstances he can be excused the odd tear and shaky lip.
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By Nigredo
Charles looked upset beyond the stoic solemnity expected of the day.

He looked like someone who had lost a parent earlier this year and is fraught with worry about whether the other one will survive the coming winter. A position I empathize with entirely.
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By Youngian
A suprsingly contrite speech at Barbados's royal piss off ceremony. The Queen praises the island for its dancing and cricket.
The Prince of Wales has formally acknowledged "the appalling atrocity of slavery" in the Caribbean, saying "it forever stains our history" at an event to mark Barbados becoming a republic.

Charles summed up the period when the UK was one of the leading players in the transatlantic slave trade as the "darkest days of our past", but looking to the future said the "creation of this republic offers a new beginning".

In a message to the president and the people of Barbados the Queen sent the new republic her "warmest good wishes for your happiness, peace and prosperity in the future" and praised the nation which has a "special place" in her heart for "its vibrant culture, its sporting prowess, and its natural beauty". https://www.lbc.co.uk/world-news/prince ... -republic/
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By Malcolm Armsteen

Mrs A went to Wimbledon today and reports that there were massive queues for the walk-in centre, and I hear that others had big queues by 7:30am.

The public, by and very large, are not of the Tory headbanger persuasion.
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