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    Interesting read about what happens when the Queen dies

    Quite a long read but a fascinating description of what will happen in the UK when HRH passes. Right down to the tiniest detail.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...-london-bridge

    It will be interesting to see how the traditions of the deaths/funerals of monarchs that are very old fashioned (even for the last time it happened in 1952) will sit alongside the social media run hyperkinetic way of the world now or in the next few years.

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    'London Bridge is down'?

    First anyone will know about is a RIP thread here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    'London Bridge is down'?

    First anyone will know about is a plethora of duplicate RIP threads here.
    Fixed that for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    'London Bridge is down'?

    First anyone will know about is a RIP thread here.

    "Within ten minutes of the pronouncement "London Bridge is down" Hilly10 will start an RIP thread on TZ-UK, signalling the start of public mourning".

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    A fascinating read - thanks for posting it. I'm 'agnostic' about Royalty, but my first TV memory was the solemnity of Churchill's funeral.

    I fear for the Royalty once/if Charles III inherits the throne................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backward point View Post
    "Within ten minutes of the pronouncement "London Bridge is down" Hilly10 will start an RIP thread on TZ-UK, signalling the start of public mourning".

    Lost my iPad so no more first notifications, I will leave it to someone else to report the Royal death

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    Quote Originally Posted by afcneal View Post
    I fear for the Royalty once/if Charles III inherits the throne................
    He won't be king for long (or even at all), if they are sensible about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelbournSimon View Post
    Quite a long read but a fascinating description of what will happen in the UK when HRH passes. Right down to the tiniest detail.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...-london-bridge
    So, I presume we are to take it that HM Queen is not well and this is (part of) a process of mass preparation...





    ** edit **

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh............... and I have just realised that the rather unusual criticism of Prince William is part of a process too. I wondered where the criticism suddenly came from; he's been so popular so far. It wasn't just a single media outlet suddenly criticising him with such a consistent voice. Why now, why so sudden, why so consistent, and why so controlled (surprising un-excessive for the UK media)? I think someone with influence is warning him. And I reckon he's gonna be the next king.

    Yes, yes, sounds like a conspiracy theory. Maybe I'm reading more into it than is there. Make up your own mind.
    Last edited by markrlondon; 17th March 2017 at 18:33.

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    Within 10mS of this event, Nicolarse Witchell will be on looped repeat droning on and on and on on BBC news as usual for anything royal.

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    my sister in law is part of the 'team' that will be swung in to action for the technical aspect of both the queen and prince philip's death/funeral, doing lighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundood View Post
    my sister in law is part of the 'team' that will be swung in to action for the technical aspect of both the queen and prince philip's death/funeral, doing lighting.
    In which case we are relying on you for the first RIP thread

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    I've just bought series 1 of the Rockford Files to get me through the media nightmare.

    Hopefully it won't be on a Friday night like Diana so the football schedule is cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonH View Post
    I've just bought series 1 of the Rockford Files to get me through the media nightmare.

    Hopefully it won't be on a Friday night like Diana so the football schedule is cancelled.
    It wont be all bad - Ive heard that Tony Blair is going to play his Squire Stratocaster on the roof of Buckingham palace.

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    All this talk is almost treasonous. Let's all wish for a very long life for Her Majesty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    All this talk is almost treasonous. Let's all wish for a very long life for Her Majesty.
    She's had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    She's had one.
    Yes. Hopefully much longer too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundood View Post
    my sister in law is part of the 'team' that will be swung in to action for the technical aspect of both the queen and prince philip's death/funeral, doing lighting.
    Doing the lighting? I love a good bonfire. What? .................WHAT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMike View Post
    Doing the lighting? I love a good bonfire. What? .................WHAT?
    Go straight the the Tower, do not pass go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    All this talk is almost treasonous. Let's all wish for a very long life for Her Majesty.
    Hear, hear

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    Interesting read about what happens when the Queen dies

    When they say "10 days of national mourning" , how many days national holiday will we need for that to happen?


    Sent from my iPad using TZ-UK mobile app

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    It wont be all bad - Ive heard that Tony Blair is going to play his Squire Stratocaster on the roof of Buckingham palace.
    Hope it's a VERY windy day........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    All this talk is almost treasonous. Let's all wish for a very long life for Her Majesty.
    Oh I've nothing against her quite the contrary and wish her many more years. Just dreading the resultant media frenzy when the inevitable does happen...wonder if I should get series 2 in as well just in case?

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    Lots of forelock tugging and obsequious reporting for a week .The vast majority of people will say thats a shame and get on with their life ,they wont be wearing black armbands and weeping though iam sure there will be some competitive mourning and fake outrage from the tabloids

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    I worked at an editing place where the TV obits for the top brass of the royal family would get periodically refreshed to keep them current. Quite creepy.

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