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Private Matter06 Feb 2016 5:36 a.m. PST

On this day in history Queen Elizabeth II became queen upon the death of her father.


Long live the queen.

Bob the Temple Builder06 Feb 2016 5:54 a.m. PST

Amen to that!

Long live the Queen!

King Monkey06 Feb 2016 6:55 a.m. PST

And it's my Dad's birthday.

Major General Stanley06 Feb 2016 10:31 a.m. PST

She's also the Captain General of the Royal Artillery. Your guy is just a POTUS. Being a Captain General is waaaay better.

nsolomon9906 Feb 2016 12:49 p.m. PST

Ah, yes, the waning splendour of a bygone era. She's still, officially, even Queen of Australia !!?? :) But I think the reality of the situation, with contemporary perspective, is as Vigilant & Zargon have said – the British Royals are simply marvellous for British tourism – all the pomp and pageantry and palaces and stuff.

ITALWARS Inactive Member06 Feb 2016 1:19 p.m. PST

Zargon and Vigilant..i must confess you that, during my last very recent visit to London, my favourite City in the world including people, museums , atmosphere ecc…i bargained with my girfriend the visit (in front of) Buckingham Palace only in exchange of both us attending a match of Millwall Fc at the Den which i enjoyed

Legbiter06 Feb 2016 1:52 p.m. PST

There was a gun salute in Portsmouth to mark the occasion. Long may she Reign!

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member06 Feb 2016 2:05 p.m. PST

Couple of sites re value of the crown:


Worth knowing that the Queen isn't just given the money – it's supposed to offset the income originally lost by the Queen because of a deal made back in 1760.


Really, lots of the money she gets is for the upkeep of places she doesn't really control.

Plus we don't have to elect a replacement every few years.

Rubber Suit Theatre Inactive Member06 Feb 2016 4:56 p.m. PST

It does beg the question though – what *do* you get for the woman that literally has everything.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2016 7:42 p.m. PST

Her wayward nieces 'n nephews 'cross the Puddle wishes her good luck, good health, 'n long 'n happy reign.
God bless 'er.

cosmicbank07 Feb 2016 7:15 a.m. PST

I am sorry if I offend anyone.

jpattern207 Feb 2016 7:35 a.m. PST

Texans, am I right?

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member07 Feb 2016 11:12 a.m. PST

No, the royal family definitely aren't Texans… ;)

jpattern207 Feb 2016 11:20 a.m. PST

But Cosmicbank, yeah.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2016 3:36 p.m. PST

Hear Hear Private Matter

Guthroth07 Feb 2016 5:02 p.m. PST

+1 Private Matter

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