Queen at 90

(46 Posts)
Hepzibar Sun 27-Mar-16 20:06:29

Love the monarchy

ferngrubb Sun 27-Mar-16 20:09:30

Me too, I'm going to have to miss the second half though.

Hepzibar Sun 27-Mar-16 20:15:20

That portrait in Westminster Abbey! Very moving

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 27-Mar-16 20:52:25

I'm enjoying it apart from the Yorks and seeing Charles wearing his medals. Unless they were earned for growing veg because they were certainly weren't earned for heroism.

EssentialHummus Sun 27-Mar-16 21:38:59

I'm enjoying it very much, but blimey Beatrice and Eugenie are coming across as dim. Anyone else, or just me?

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 27-Mar-16 21:40:18

No, I agree. They are just like their father. Dim and desperate to be important.

Hepzibar Sun 27-Mar-16 21:55:08

Andrew just cannot stop being pompous.

Bea and Eugenie look like they are trying too hard. Sad.

muddymary Sun 27-Mar-16 21:58:02

I'm enjoying it but kate M has some sticky up bits of hair which is really getting on my nerves. I really like her but just keep wondering why nobody smoothed it down!!

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 27-Mar-16 21:58:06

That's just it - trying too hard. Andrew is an embarrassment.

Kate is very nervous.

Charles needs to get over himself.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 27-Mar-16 21:58:48

Sophie came across very well I thought. Relaxed.

Hepzibar Sun 27-Mar-16 22:00:58

Camilla and Sophie seem quite genuine.

William and Harry quite ordinary?

Kate scared to say the wrong thing.

Peaceandloveeveryone Sun 27-Mar-16 22:02:29

I was hoping that there would be a thread on this- Andrew came across exactly as described in the media, very arrogant and full of himself.

Terribleknitter Sun 27-Mar-16 22:24:26

I'm liking Camilla and Sophie, but Kate looks really uncomfortable. The Queen is coming over very well, she reminds me of my Grandma in a way, they're the same age and have that 'just getting on with it' attitude.

toofunny Sun 27-Mar-16 22:30:23

Most people want rid of the monarchy now, so there will be lots of propaganda like this. Their life of luxury is paid for by you and your ancestors.

Terribleknitter Sun 27-Mar-16 22:30:34

Ooh a friend of mine went to one of the garden parties last year and met Camilla and Charles, she became a huge fan of both! I'd love to go to one of those.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 27-Mar-16 22:36:57

You are probably right, Hepzibar, she is probably terrified of saying the wrong thing.

Shortandsweet20 Sun 27-Mar-16 22:48:00

I'm so sad I missed this. Does anyone know when/if it will be repeated?

PiperChapstick Sun 27-Mar-16 23:05:14

I'm enjoying it but kate M has some sticky up bits of hair which is really getting on my nerves. I really like her but just keep wondering why nobody smoothed it down!!

Oh this annoyed me too!

I'm was dying for someone to say something like "she can be a right mardy bitch" grin

Chipstick10 Sun 27-Mar-16 23:15:19

I thought Andrews daughters were very sweet and totes emosh when talking about their grandad.
Liked Peter Philips, seems very ordinary.
Kate's plummy voice drives me insane.
Sophie is nice

LizKeen Mon 28-Mar-16 01:06:21

I feel sorry for Kate after that.

Sophie was so calm and relaxed, but Kate is clearly feeling the pressure massively. Very nervous, visibly reigning herself in, desperate to not say anything wrong. The accent is put on and comes across as a struggle.

I really like her, and I don't like the bad press she gets. Yes she knew what she was getting herself into, but I guess the reality is something else.

Beatrice and Eugenie annoyed me at first, but I had warmed to them by the end.

mrsmeerkat Mon 28-Mar-16 01:13:10

I do like Kate (Bra and Eugenie are a bit panto like) but I feel Kate is struggling and really not a natural at all of this.

MozzchopsThirty Mon 28-Mar-16 02:05:50

I turned over when some bloke was saying the paperwork 'is really really hard work for the queen' hmm
Fucking hard work my arse, try working a 12 hour shift in a busy ITU that's hard!!'
Paramedics working like dogs that's hard
Junior doctors working silly hours for a pay cut, that's hard

Filling in papers IS NOT HARD WORK it might be time consuming, or boring or tiring but hard work it is not

LizKeen Mon 28-Mar-16 02:39:26

Well she is 90...she should have retired over 20 years ago.

For a 90 year old her job seems excessive to me.

Kirriemuir Mon 28-Mar-16 13:50:06

I watched bits of it. Kate seemed really uncomfortable but this was last year so the baby couldn't have been that old surely? Her accent did sound put on.

She is 90 but hardly had to work hard in terms of general life has she? That may be sounds horrid, possibly is but she has staff, cleaners, cooks, dressers. Her life isn't the same as any one of us who may still be working at 90, even at 70.

She can retire whenever she wants to. I don't find any of it excessive other than the luxury lifestyle she has.

EssentialHummus Mon 28-Mar-16 14:22:19

To me, Kate sounded like she was talking about someone she didn't know very well. It's the sort of thing I'd say about Bob from Accounts - "Well he was always so thoughtful and put out that chutney he got as a present..." Got me thinking about how much time she actually spends with the Queen / how much interaction they have.

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