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Friday, June 1, 2012

What She's Really Like

The Queen is highly amused at the Braemar Games.

Your Head Trucker asks his truckbuddies for their indulgence this long weekend as he provides some Jubilee coverage of things he finds interesting and enlightening about a lady all the world recognizes but very few really know. The Queen is one of the very few public figures left in this world that your Head Trucker admires unreservedly; and that not without some study of her character, more than merely glancing at an occasional headline.

Tonight, the Prince of Wales will appear on a BBC program to share some home movies of his parents and family, of which this short clip gives us some charming examples:

Prince William and Prince Andrew also will have some things to share about their lives behind palace walls, in an ITV special tonight:

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, gives yet a different perspective on the lady who is also his boss as Head of the Church of England:

Question:   One of you music queens out there must know the answer - what is that lovely chorale that begins about the 1:50 mark?


Tim said...

I've been asked, discreetly of course, what you would consider suitable as a Coat of Arms? Perhaps you could submit some ideas for "our" perusal?

Tim said...

Russ, best I can suggest for the chorale is it's possibly a piece by Sir John Kenneth Taverner, it has his "sound".

Grandmère Mimi said...

Charming, Russ. Thank you. The Queen is quite a lady, and she's aged gracefully.

Russ Manley said...

Tim - I've sent you, equally discreetly, my ideas via email. Thanks for the tip on Taverner, I'll see what I can find on him.

Mimi - You're quite welcome. Yes, she has aged beautifully and lived remarkably. We can't all do as well, but we can all admire the accomplishment.

Davis said...

Taverner's music is wonderful.

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