Queen Elizabeth II Has Died #9/8/22

RiffRaff

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I find it culturally amazing how much attention and energy people focus on the royal family despite their country now being run by a parliamentary representative government instead of the monarchy. Even people in America - myself included - woke up a 3am to watch Princess Diana's wedding. I understand to some extent on a intellectual level why this is so, but I still find it fascinating. I have an uncle who is British. I'm looking forward to hearing what he has to say about it.
 

DarkNoon

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that makes her interested in all this.
Well it is also history. So... I've been following it and watching all the ceremonies and such because later in life I can say "yes I remember that" or "yes i lived through it" and give a decent story about it later in life.

Besides that,... it's just good to witness and learn from history for multitudes of reasons.
 

Saguenay

Well-known member
People love dreams, ceremonies, weddings, coronations, even funerals are done in a lavish way, and that's fine. On the other hand, their uses?... the British crown is only a symbol, I doubt that it influences the heart of things in this world.
 

Train

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All eyes on the queen’s funeral.

We don’t know who’ll be there yet, but considering how many states are in the commonwealth + how many people care, this will probably be the biggest amount of state leaders at a non-diplomatic event in history.

And as a result probably the biggest security operation in history.
 

DarkNoon

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All eyes on the queen’s funeral.

We don’t know who’ll be there yet, but considering how many states are in the commonwealth + how many people care, this will probably be the biggest amount of state leaders at a non-diplomatic event in history.

And as a result probably the biggest security operation in history.
Putin has been uninvited as a result of the Ukraine war. Biden has been invited.
 
This only applies to the older paper-based notes in circulation. I've been trying to get rid of a stash of paper £20s for months! They are all being replaced with polymer notes. Here in Scotland we've had Royal Bank of Scotland polymer notes for a few years now. Cash notes and coins will be in circulation for a while longer yet thankfully. I also read that coins currently being minted will still bear ol' Lizzies heid, with Chaz's coming soon (facing to the right).
 

DEFCON Warning System

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This only applies to the older paper-based notes in circulation. I've been trying to get rid of a stash of paper £20s for months! They are all being replaced with polymer notes. Here in Scotland we've had Royal Bank of Scotland polymer notes for a few years now. Cash notes and coins will be in circulation for a while longer yet thankfully. I also read that coins currently being minted will still bear ol' Lizzies heid, with Chaz's coming soon (facing to the right).
I like collecting foreign money. I'll take one of 'em. :)
 
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