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The British Monarchs (Line of Succession)

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In line to the Throne

In line to the Throne

The British Monarchs (Line of Succession)

I love this photo.  The Queen and her heirs to the throne: first (Charles),second (William) and third (George) .  The photo was taken during Prince George’s christening.

4 current generation of the British Monarchy.  Brilliant.  I hope though that the Queens lives on for years and years to come ……..

THE LINE OF SUCCESSION (In order)
The Prince of Wales
Prince William of Wales
Prince George of Cambridge
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
Prince Henry of Wales
The Duke of York
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie of York
The Earl of Wessex
Viscount Severn
The Lady Louise Windsor
The Princess Royal
Mr Peter Phillips
Miss Zara Phillips

Queen Elizabeth II (In Pictures)

As at 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II is officially the longest reigning monarch in British history, surpassing Queen Victoria who was on the throne for 63 years, seven months and two days.

Hip hip, God bless the Queen, long may she reign!
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CHILDHOOD

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on 21 April 1926, the second generation from the House of Windsor.  Her parents were George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.

There is a bit of mystery surrounding the family of Bowes-Lyon.

 

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AS A YOUNG LADY

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL WEDDING

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been married for 65 years.  They were married on  20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey.

 

 

 

AS A MOTHER

 

 

 

The Queen As A Mother, Grandmother and GreatGrandmother

AS A GREAT/GRANDMOTHER (THE ROYAL FAMILY)

Grandchildren & GreatGrandchildren

The Queen’s first born:  Charles Phillip Arthur George Windsor, Prince of Wales

Children: William, The Duke of Cambridge
Prince Harry


Princess Anne, the Princess Royal

Peter Philipps & Zara Phillips


Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Children of Prince Andrew
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie of York

Princess Beatrice (L) & Princess Eugenie (R)

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Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Children:
Lady Louise Windsor
James, Viscount Severn

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On the 25th anniversary of her wedding:

I think everybody really will concede that on this, all of days, I should begin my speech with the words “My husband and I.”

 

 

AS THE QUEEN

Trivia:  Did you know?  In theory Queen Elizabeth II can also be Queen Elizabeth I…. in Scotland. When the original Queen Elizabeth I was ruling England, there was no union between England and Scotland then until 1603.

 

 

 

 

The Queen, her son and other heirs

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In line to the Throne

In line to the Throne

The above photo is to be issued as Royal mail stamp to commemorate the Queen’s 90th this April 2016.  The photo of course, shows the Queen’s direct heirs to the throne: from left to right:  Prince Charles, first in line, THE QUEEN, Prince George, third in line, and Prince William, second in line.

Princess Charlotte, 4th in line, Christening official photo

Princess Charlotte, 4th in line, Christening official photo

THE QUEEN & THE PARLIAMENT

The Queen and Winston Churchill

The Queen and Winston Churchill

The Queen & Anthony Eden

The Queen & Anthony Eden

Harold Macmillan and The Queen

Harold Macmillan (known as Super Mac! )and The Queen

 

Alec Douglas- Home and other PMs meet the Queen

Alec Douglas -Home, the fourth PM under the Queen (From  left to right  James Callaghan, Alec Douglas-Home, Margaret Thatcher Harold Macmillan, The Queen, Harold Wilson and Ted Heath)

The Queen and James Callaghan

The Queen and James Callaghan

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The Queen meets the first woman Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher

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The Queen meets John Major

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The Queen meets Tony Blair

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The Queen meets Gordon Brown

The Queen meets David Cameron

The Queen meets David Cameron

THE QUEEN AND THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

QUEEN OF FASHION

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ENDURING LOVE

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ROYAL CORGIS & PETS/ANIMALS

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HER MAJESTY

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DEFENDER OF THE FAITH (CHURCH OF ENGLAND)

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ROYAL CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Queen Elizabeth II christmas broadcast 1953

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ROYAL PORTRAITS  (& OTHER ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding, 1952, © William Hustler and Georgina Hustler/ National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding, 1952, © William Hustler and Georgina Hustler/ National Portrait Gallery, London

 

Norman Hepple, 1974 The Queen wears a naval cloak, to reflect the commission by the submarine officers of HMS Dolphin. She described sitting with Hepple as ‘worth it, for the conversation alone’. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2148710/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-2012-She-brushes-The-worlds-famous-woman--world-famous-artists.html#ixzz2WqND3anT Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Norman Hepple, 1974
The Queen wears a naval cloak, to reflect the commission by the submarine officers of HMS Dolphin. She described sitting with Hepple as ‘worth it, for the conversation alone’.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2148710/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-2012

 

£15,000 (approximate valuation): This painting was commissioned by the Royal Society of Arts to mark 50 years of the Queen's patronage Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2148710/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-2012-She-brushes-The-worlds-famous-woman--world-famous-artists.html#ixzz2WqOi5Wuw

£15,000 (approximate valuation): This painting was commissioned by the Royal Society of Arts to mark 50 years of the Queen’s patronage
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2148710/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-2012-She-brushes-The-worlds-famous-woman–world-famous-artists.html#ixzz2WqOi5Wuw

 The portrait, by June Mendoza PR ROI was commissioned by the States of Guernsey in 1987 and completed in 1988. It celebrates immense respect and affection of Islanders for Her Majesty, who first visited the Island in 1949, when Princess Elizabeth.

The portrait, by June Mendoza PR ROI was commissioned by the States of Guernsey in 1987 and completed in 1988. It celebrates immense respect and affection of Islanders for Her Majesty, who first visited the Island in 1949, when Princess Elizabeth.

 

Queen Elizabeth II Painting by Edward Ofosu - Queen Elizabeth II Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale fineartamerica.com - 717 × 900 - More sizes

Queen Elizabeth II Painting by Edward Ofosu – Queen Elizabeth II Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale
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By Lucien Freud

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Freud was not asked to paint the Queen, instead requesting the opportunity, and giving the painting to the Queen for free. Said to evoke Freud’s own image, it was hugely divisive with the critics.

 

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The artist, Pietro Annigoni, said his intention was not to show Her Majesty ‘simply with the regal dignity of a queen, but also as she appeared to me – a beautiful young woman’

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By Andy Warhols

 

In 2010, the Queen posed for a portrait in the same diamond necklace and earrings that she wore for her Coronation. The jewellery, made for Queen Victoria, appears in a picture commissioned for the launch of a cruise ship. It was painted by Isobel Peachey. She was commissioned by Cunard, the shipping company, who displayed the portrait on the Queen Elizabeth liner.

In 2010, the Queen posed for a portrait in the same diamond necklace and earrings that she wore for her Coronation. The jewellery, made for Queen Victoria, appears in a picture commissioned for the launch of a cruise ship. It was painted by Isobel Peachey. She was commissioned by Cunard, the shipping company, who displayed the portrait on the Queen Elizabeth liner.

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Rolf Harris, 2005 This was painted for the Queen’s 80th birthday. It took two months to do, and was, according to Rolf, designed to give a more ‘impressionistic’ look of the Queen. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2148710/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-2012-She-brushes-The-worlds-famous-woman--world-famous-artists.html#ixzz2WqNakUay

Rolf Harris, 2005
This was painted for the Queen’s 80th birthday. It took two months to do, and was, according to Rolf, designed to give a more ‘impressionistic’ look of the Queen.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2148710/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-201

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The Reign of Queen Victoria

images (14)Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert were a loving couple; devoted to their children.  They were a representative of stability and reliable values. They were the ones that created a model role for the royal family.

 

 

 

Prince Albert

Prince Albert

” Such beautiful blue eyes, and exquisite nose, & a pretty mouth with moustachios & slight, but very slight whiskers: a beautiful figure, broad in the shoulders and fine waist.”
– Queen Victoria’s impression of Prince Albert on their second meeting.

15 October 1839 – on this day, encouraged by her Uncle Leopold, Queen Victoria proposed to her cousin, Prince Albert.

They were married on 10 February 1840.

 

 

 

Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

The young Victoria loved to dance.  She can dance the Scottish reels to the Georgian minuets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

imagesWhen Prince Albert died, the lonely Queen Victoria turned her attention to her gillie, John Brown.  He became her friend and trusted confidant.  Their relationship of deep friendship became a subject of scurrilous gossip by the press.  Victoria was often referred to as Mrs Brown.  She liked the way John Brown treated her, like a real woman rather than inscrutable sovereign.

 

 

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After her engagement to Prince Albert

“He clasped me in his arms and kissed me again and again.”

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A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act and generally a sad one.”

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Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.

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“It is in one’s power to be happy – and to be contented.”

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“It is quite a pleasure to look at Albert when he gallops and valses, he does it so beautifully, holds himself so well with that beautiful figure of his.”

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download“We are not amused.”
– Queen Victoria

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We poor creatures are born for Man’s pleasure and amusements.
– Queen Victoria

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I don’t dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.
– Queen Victoria
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images (1) Did you know?

Queen Victoria was not only a loving mother but loved her dogs as well.  Her favourite dogs were Dash, Eos, Boy, Boz, Sharp, Noble, Lily, Maggie, Spot, Marco and Turi.

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Apparently Queen Victoria was prescribed by her doctor a dose of marijuana to relieve her of menstrual cramps.

images (2) images (3) images (4) Queen Victoria reigned longer than any other British Monarch (But Queen Elizabeth II is fast catching up).   She was in the throne for 63 years and 216 days.

Update:  As of September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II is now the longest reigning monarch of the British Royalty.

God Bless the Queen! 🙂

images (5) images (6) images (7)” I am sorry to say I have fallen hopelessly in love with the Queen, and wander up and down with vague and dismal thought of running away with a maid of honour.” – Charles Dickens

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Queen Victoria’s queenly deportment started fairly early on.  As a chid she had a sprig of holly pinned  on her collar to ensure that she kept her chin up and did not slouch.

images (10) “To try and find out the reason for everything is very dangerous and leads to nothing but disappointment. ” – Queen Victoria

 

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Queen Victoria was the ruler over what became  the largest and most expansive empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power.  By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world’s population at the time.  The empire covered more than 33,700,000 km2 (13,012,000 sq mi), almost a quarter of the Earth’s total land area.  It’s political, legal,  linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread. At the peak of its power, the phrase ” the empire on which the sun never sets” was often used to describe the British Empire, because its expanse across the globe meant that the sun was always shining on at least one of its territories.

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Did you Know?

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were keen artists, mainly drawing.  They both appreciated the male form.  Victoria, however, would only draw the male body from pictures instead of having a live model.

images (13)Queen Victoria reigned for nearly sixty-four years from 1837 to 1901.  Still longer than any British Monarch, including Queen Elizabeth II.

Places bearing Queen Victoria’s name still exists in countries as far-flung as Africa where they have Victoria Falls and Lake Victoria.  Hong Kong has Victoria Harbour, Victoria Peak, and Victoria Road.

What they say and how they perceive Queen Victoria:

“I love the Queen – perhaps the only person left to me in this world that I do love…”
– Benjamin Disraeli

The Queen is a homely little thing when she is at her ease, and she is evidently dying to be always more so.
– Thomas Creevey
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The three women I have admired most are Queen Victoria, Sarah Bernhardt and Lillie Langtry – I would have married any one of them with pleasure.
– Oscar Wilde
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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The Queen is Head of State of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms. The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through more than five decades of enormous social change and development. The Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and has four children and eight grandchildren.

The Queen is Head of State of 15 Commonwealth realms in addition to the UK. She is also Head of the Commonwealth itself, a voluntary association of 54 independent countries.

Tomorrow, the Queen will mark the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne, making her second only to Queen Victoria as the longest reigning British Monarch.

Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days.

TO QUEEN ELIZABETH II

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!!!

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