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Red Baron

Paleo-Conservative
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OK, this is really odd.

The pews are essentially empty in that big church. Only a dozen or so members of the royal family are in attendance and (of course) they are sitting apart from each other.

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Then in another area of the church are a few people are standing (socially distanced of course) in a small semi-circle in an almost empty wing of the church.

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tiredude

Veteran Member
OK, this is really odd.

The pews are essentially empty in that big church. Only a dozen or so members of the royal family are in attendance and (of course) they are sitting apart from each other.

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Then in another area of the church are a few people are standing (socially distanced of course) in a small semi-circle in an almost empty wing of the church.

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when i saw this on tv i thought it was creepy...... like something out of planet of the apes.....
 

Josie

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Should've been in a Refuse Packer Truck, and sent to the landfill.

Obviously, I'm not a fan of those creepy, creepy creeps.
There is a story going around that the royals are really reptilians. And Princess Diana said that those people are not human. So with that, Prince Phillip is the one that could actually see as a reptilian. The guy always gave me the creeps.
 

Cardinal

Snark: a higher form of communication
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Aren’t they German? Not the horses. Liz and Phil.
Philip was Danish and Greek, I believe, but the royals are all intermarried. The current House does have German roots. I think I read somewhere that Philip was also German and Russian.
 

Red Baron

Paleo-Conservative
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Aren’t they German? Not the horses. Liz and Phil.
wiki,

The House of Windsor is the reigning royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. In 1901, the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (a branch of the House of Wettin) succeeded the House of Hanover to the British monarchy with the accession of King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. In 1917, the name of the royal house was changed from the anglicised German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor because of anti-German sentiment in the United Kingdom during World War I.[1] There have been four British monarchs of the House of Windsor since then: George V, Edward VIII, George VI, and Elizabeth II.

House of Windsor - Wikipedia
 

goosebeans

Veteran Member
Fell Ponies. A native English breed.
Was once up on the high fells of Cumbria, on a very rough dirt track in thick fog. A friend was driving - extremely slowly! Ghostly shapes appeared just a few feet ahead of us. It was a herd of wild fell ponies ambling along the track. It was so surreal and eerie. Just a fleeting moment before they turned off and melted away, back into the fog. I always remember, their tails were so long they were dragging the tips of the heather! A precious memory.
 

goosebeans

Veteran Member
I don't know why this brought tears to my eyes, but it did! I was wondering what would happen to his Fell ponies, if they would just be retired to pasture. But I'm so happy to see that he left them, and his carriage, to his seventeen year old granddaughter, Lady Louise! I'm not a great follower of the Royals but of all of them, I really like Prince Edward and his family. They seem very close, and happy together and the girl is really into horses. I didn't know she shared his passion for driving. So this made my day! What a special gift!!

The narrator's voice is a bit like chalk on a blackboard, though.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eywEWM8g6Vk
 
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WalknTrot

Veteran Member
I don't know why this brought tears to my eyes, but it did! I was wondering what would happen to his Fell ponies, if they would just be retired to pasture. But I'm so happy to see that he left them, and his carriage, to his seventeen year old granddaughter, Lady Louise! I'm not a great follower of the Royals but of all of them, I really like Prince Edward and his family. They seem very close, and happy together and the girl is really into horses. I didn't know she shared his passion for driving. So this made my day! What a special gift!!

The narrator's voice is a bit like chalk on a blackboard, though.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eywEWM8g6Vk
I knew one of his granddaughters was VERY into driving with him. I think she may carry on her grandpa's interest. It's a life-sport.

The ponies: From what I've read the family has quite a bunch of them. IIIRC, they are considered a rare breed and the Queen/family is helping to keep them viable and pure. Not only driving, but I guess they use Fell Ponies for packing out game up in Scotland when they are hunting, too.
 
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packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
I don't know why this brought tears to my eyes, but it did! I was wondering what would happen to his Fell ponies, if they would just be retired to pasture. But I'm so happy to see that he left them, and his carriage, to his seventeen year old granddaughter, Lady Louise! I'm not a great follower of the Royals but of all of them, I really like Prince Edward and his family. They seem very close, and happy together and the girl is really into horses. I didn't know she shared his passion for driving. So this made my day! What a special gift!!

The narrator's voice is a bit like chalk on a blackboard, though.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eywEWM8g6Vk
that voice I can forgive but that pronunciation of aluminum not so much.
 
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