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What no ''Happy Birthday Ma'am'' thread?

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Whatever happened to the Royalists? You all out in Windsor today? ;)

The Queen is 80 today

The only member of the Royal Family for whom I have any respect- even if I would still do away with the lot of them tomorrow if given the chance.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Happy Birthday Your Majesty
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My dad had to go to an afternoon tea thing with the queen and was told to call her "your majesty" the first time he talked to her and "ma'am" after that. They kept shoving glasses of whisky into his hand so he wouldn't try to shake hands with her and by the time she got to him he'd had about 10 whiskys and was plastered. So he went up to her and said...

    "Alright, Liz! You look nothing like your stamp!"

    *headpalm*

    ...but yea...Happy 80th Liz! :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ^ Is that for real? :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Apparently she asked one of my friends what he did, and he said he was working on Grange Hill, and she turned around and said, "oh dear, are they still making that dreadful programme?". I had to laugh.

    I didn't know it was her birthday until I saw the front cover of the Daily Star. I'm trying to care...

    Ah, stuff it. Happy birthday, your maj. :birthday:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *nodnod* My dad's claim to fame...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When he was briefed about how to address her etc, was he asked to curtsy?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    80 and still horse riding!

    i've stayed in a couple of her houses ...at her pleasure.

    have a big one maj.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Happy Birthday Liz, stay 20 more years! That will stick it to the revolutionary anti-royals.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ...at her pleasure.
    I've always been puzzled by that expression. What are its origins? :confused:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aladdin wrote:
    I've always been puzzled by that expression. What are its origins? :confused:
    i haven't a clue mate ...sounds perverse dunnit.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Without wishing to go off topic, isn't it only for life terms (eg those with no maximum tarrif) and basically means that the crown (or nowdays her Ministers and servants) can hold you as long as they like
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    God save the Queen and all that.

    Many happy returns of the day, QEII. :birthday:

    And for you anti-monarchists, I'd still prefer a hereditary head of state to the possibility of getting a Tony Blair as president. I don't trust the great British public to choose me a suitable leader.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    all the royals seem to live forever,must be that german blood.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Have a good one ma'am :birthday:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    J wrote:
    Know anything about the life expectancy of people with French blood?
    we dont live as long in england do we? havent we got the lowest life span?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mad Mac wrote:
    all the royals seem to live forever,must be that german blood.
    I think it might have more to do with with not doing much physical labour- or any other kind- and being treated like, er, royalty for their entire lives.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aladdin wrote:
    I think it might have more to do with with not doing much physical labour- or any other kind- and being treated like, er, royalty for their entire lives.
    exactly ...when you have someone else put the paste on your toothbrush for you ...your not realy going to die of wear and tear are you.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    subject13 wrote:
    Happy Birthday Liz, stay 20 more years! That will stick it to the revolutionary anti-royals.

    Cool - if she's around another 20 years, then chances are Charles will be so doddery and demented when he finally gets to the throne that'll he bring the whole institution of the monarchy crashing down...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Or holding your knob for you as you provide a urine sample*




    *rumoured to have involved a certain prince with large ears and one hapless assistant


    :yuck:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aladdin wrote:
    Or holding your knob for you as you provide a urine sample*




    *rumoured to have involved a certain prince with large ears and one hapless assistant


    :yuck:


    "How many shakes, your Highness?" :yuck:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    exactly ...when you have someone else put the paste on your toothbrush for you ...your not realy going to die of wear and tear are you.

    :) .. I am sure it isn't like that. One of my dad's friends was the stable manager at Windsor and he said that most of them were really quite informal and cool ..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had better say Happy Birthday Ma'am seeing as she is my boss (I'm a member of Her Majesties Armed Forces!).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Her Majesties
    How many of them are there? :nervous:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kentish wrote:
    How many of them are there? :nervous:

    :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mad Mac wrote:
    all the royals seem to live forever,must be that lizard blood.

    must be :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Replicant wrote:
    must be :p

    OI!.. :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A belated happy birthday Ma'am.

    I heard the Queen will be going for a cruise on teh Hebridean Princess this summer. Funnily enough Hebridean Island cruises was my first choice of companies I wanted to work for when I applied to Clyde Marine. Unfortunately they had no vacancies, so now I'm stuck with Adsteam/NMM. But just think, if I had got Hebridean, I could be driving the Queen around. :thumb:

    Also I heard in the Sun yesterday that the Hebridean Princess twatted into a lifeboat in Tobermory. I can only imagine the reaction if HRH had been on board with Prince Philip at the time. I suspect ex-destroyer captain Philip might have said something on the lines of "you don't want to do it like that..."
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mad Mac wrote:
    all the royals seem to live forever,must be that german blood.
    No, it's an old lady thing. "Got things to do. Gotta stick around and talk weird for a few years yet. Got a gran-coat on, got a cake on my head....

    Eddie Izzard knows about life.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kentish wrote:
    How many of them are there? :nervous:

    Oops! Not very good with grammar! I meant to say "Her Majesty's Armed Forces" :blush:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why should we wish Mrs Saxe-Coburg (aka Windsor) happy birthday on her 80th? This family has been poncing off us for years, its time they went.
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