Post by MadameConcorde on Jul 28, 2012 13:14:45 GMT -5
I did not like the opening ceremony. I thought it was so gloomy and dull and full of strange symbols.
I don't know who this man is. He made an obvious Nazi salute during the ceremony. You can see Camila and Boris Johnson (the Mayor of London) right behind the man.
Even the Queen looked really strange... she put on some really evil looks.
LONDON – The queen of England was persuaded to take part in her hilarious Opening Ceremony act with James Bond following a personal plea from her favorite movie director.
The English monarch made an exception to her public policy of speaking only in formal settings in order to perform a scene with Bond actor Daniel Craig that ended with stunt doubles resembling the pair leaping from a helicopter above the Olympic Stadium.
The segment stole the show Friday night and was made possible after Danny Boyle, the brains behind the ceremony and an award-winning director, used the queen's love of his greatest film – "Slumdog Millionaire" – to his advantage.
"The queen made herself more accessible than ever before," Boyle said.
Yet her majesty may not have agreed to the highly unconventional request if it had not come from Boyle himself. It is not known whether Boyle realized this or not, but the entire royal family is huge fans of his work and have watched "Slumdog Millionaire" on countless occasions.
Princes William and Harry, the queen's grandsons, joined the "Slumdog" craze in 2008, when the film broke box-office records and walked away with eight Academy Awards.
I'm guessing maybe with extremists lurking, that being exposed in such a large crowd without a bulletproof panel would at least make ME nervous, and I'm just the Queen of Canada in my head! Plus, she could have been tired. She did just finish her Jubilee Tour. As per Slumdog Millionaire, I refused to watch it for a long time. I generally don't like going with the grain. But on my trip to France last year, they showed it in the airplane. Well, I downloaded it three times afterwards, it was so good. Heartwrenching, hard to watch and brilliantly optimistic like Candide but who gets Cunegonde at the end. Sigh! Where were we? You have to love Camilla for having a face that can't lie about her feelings. When that dude saluted, she was all WTF??? I swear she has redeeming qualities that woman!
The only time anyone takes that much interest in bladder infections... What do they do, forget to get him a heated cushion or something? Depends? It almost sounds like a hygiene issue - beurk!
I used to have a lot of that as a kid, especially during summer. Usually after a day pent at the beach, playing in the sand and getting the bottoms wet from the tide. As you might have noticed he had it after spending a wet day with the queen on a boat and then in Scottland. From what I heard the weather there wasn't that great and those castles are not that warm. Even in summer. They are just not made for the elderly. And proper insulation would cost a fortune.... Not mentioning that Philip doesn't seem to be the kind of person you could easily ask to sit with a blanket on his lap. If he ever does sit that is...
Edward and Sophie look pretty glum together these days. Sophie is getting really matronly. Love the Queen and the way she is listening to the people she talks to. Whatever you think of Royalty, but this woman really knows her job.
that was to be expected. In France they actually may get somewhere. Doesn't undo it though and won't stop it in the future. They'd be better off to suck it up and live with it. The less fuss is made about it the less money they make with it.
Post by creativemind on Sept 14, 2012 11:25:09 GMT -5
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's royal family says it is suing the French magazine that has published topless photos of Prince William's wife Kate. St James's Palace said Friday that "legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France" by the royal couple. The French gossip magazine Closer published the blurry images Friday but insisted it had not invaded the couple's privacy. The images are the first to show Britain's likely future queen partially nude. The palace had earlier called the publication of the images a "grotesque" abuse of privacy. It likened the case to the hounding of William's mother, the late Princess Diana, by paparazzi before her untimely death in 1997.
hi paca! hope you and your family are well! i've been exceptionally busy! so haven't been on the boards much!
nice to see you around. Yeah we are fine. One of the boys is forging quite a name for himself in the locel kiddie art scene. Who knows, one day you might be doing a piece on him Hope everything is fine in your part of the woods...