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Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

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Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

The Queens Speech is pre-recorded.
Soon after the recording, a flurry of bets were placed that the Queen would announce her abdication during the Queens Christmas Day Speech.
The Palace deny such rumours.
Betting has been suspended.
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Re: Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

stranger things happen at sea  Wink
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Re: Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

If she carries on until 10 September 2015 she will pass the length of reign of Queen Victoria. There are some other records she could pass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_monarchs_in_Britain_by_length_of_reign#Elizabeth_II
I suspect if she didn't have her eye on Victoria's record she'd have abdicated earlier.
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Re: Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

No,.... she is not going to abdicate.... she phoned me this morning, and said she was going to ........
(oh... sorry... can`t tell you, as she asked me to keep it a secret...) .. However... I was also asked to place a large bet on a horse that she owns....
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Re: Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

Which one ?
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Re: Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

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Which one ?

I wouldn't back either of those two - they look like a pair of heavy smokers judging by their teeth.
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Re: Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

It's amazing how the clever positioning of the mirror gives the illusion that it's not just one horse in that picture.
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Re: Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

Smoke and mirrors?
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LOL..  Grin Grin Grin
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I cannot believe that Her Majesty has recorded a message announcing her abdication.
a) She is sufficiently media savvy to know that the news would leak out in advance. If she was going to make the announcement I would expect a bogus recording replaced by a (near) live broadcast on the day.
b) As head of the C of E I cannot imagine that she would wish to distract her subjects with such news when they are (theoretically at least) celebrating the birth of Christ.
Maybe she will announce a continuation of what has already been happening. i.e. letting younger members of the family take up more of the workload and reducing demands on herself to travel to far flung places.
Maybe it's all a plot to to boost viewing figures for the Christmas message  Smiley
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Re: Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

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Betting has been suspended.

That happened earlier in the year too.
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Re: Is the Queen about to announce her Abdication ?

the bookies bring this up from time to time to encourage punters to throw away some money.
if nothing else, the queen is a slave to tradition and it's doubtful she would abdicate.
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Which one ?

The one on the left needs to go to the knackers yard, not fit for purpose... Grin
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@2cv  Grin Grin Grin
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