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  • Thoughts with the Queen and her family.
  • Twodogs
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    I do wonder how long BBC and ITV will keep running these news specials if she carries on for some days?

    jambourgie
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    I do wonder how long BBC and ITV will keep running these news specials if she carries on for some days?

    I know. Only keeping half an eye on it but not sure I can listen to Huw watching a pair of gates all weekend. Perhaps they’ll start interviewing other 96 year-old ladies, that should be, erm… interesting. Or back-to-back Queen concerts. That would be splendid.

    thecaptain
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    I assume they are only doing the telly because they know, she’s either died or it’s expected imminently. They wouldn’t do it if it might be days or weeks.

    dudeofdoom
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    Whatever, for everyone’s sake I do hope this next phase does not last too long – for both the family and the flagshaggers amongst us if this stretches to days/weeks, as it often does, it’ll be no fun

    Yep,I do wonder if they get treated differently in this aspect.

    Houns
    Full Member

    She’s currently Schrödinger’s Queen

    thecaptain
    Free Member

    She isn’t dead, she’s resting.

    StuF
    Full Member

    She’s currently Schrödinger’s Queen

    Chapeau sir

    SuperScale20
    Free Member

    So will we have Queen Camilla soon the history books will treat her well.

    convert
    Full Member

    It’s also arguably slightly bizarre that the news feed is entirely consumed with this with us still in the ‘waiting phase’ whilst the nations single biggest financial decision has also been announced today – with monumental ramifications for all of us.

    dudeofdoom
    Full Member

    She’s currently Schrödinger’s Queen

    Does feel a bit like that,I’m getting that feeling that you get that history’s playing out in front of us.

    mandog
    Full Member

    From the 6pm BBC1 news you’d think she’s soon to take her last breath.

    dudeofdoom
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    It’s also arguably slightly bizarre that the news feed is entirely consumed with this with us still in the ‘waiting phase’ whilst the nations single biggest financial decision has also been announced today – with monumental ramifications for all of us.

    She’s the Queen,pleb!!

    Don’t forget y/our place 🙂

    csb
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    Aren’t they just coordinating the announcement?

    tjagain
    Full Member

    If she is end of life being kept comfortable at home then 12 to 72 hours would be the norm. And i hope they use the principles of the liverpool care pathway. Its codified best practice for end of life care. Its what i did

    alanl
    Free Member

    From the 6pm BBC1 news you’d think she’s soon to take her last breath.

    I think that’s what’s happening. If it was just a bad cold etc, the whole family would not have been summoned to visit her on her deathbed. My guess is 10pm tonight.

    v8ninety
    Full Member

    She’s already dead I reckon. Google ‘operation London Bridge’; they are already several actions into the plan to break it to the public in a controlled fashion. Note the ‘inoffensive music’ on most of the radio stations at the moment. There will be a news flash at some point this evening I would imagine, when Prime Minister twoshortplanks will get to act all stateswomanish and Thatcher like outside No. 10.

    tuboflard
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    I seem to recall that the official announcement is posted on the gates of Buckingham Palace? It does seem slightly premature that they’ve already invoked some aspects of Operation London Bridge (newsreaders in black, takeover on main terrestrial channels) before it’s happened. Been getting asked questions about it on and off throughout the day (local government as my employer) so things are being prepared.

    As others have said, hopefully it’s a peaceful dignified end whatever you think of the monarchy.

    Houns
    Full Member

    Apparently it’s Operation Unicorn as she’s at Balmoral

    dudeofdoom
    Full Member

    I’d be surprised if they announce anything until all the people who are supposed to be going to balmoral have actually arrived.

    Whether she’s gone or going.

    greyspoke
    Free Member

    More about the death of George V mentioned up-thread.

    Cripes!

    captain_bastard
    Full Member

    It does seem slightly premature that they’ve already invoked some aspects of Operation London Bridge

    it’s in full swing, I’m well down the pecking order of a very long list, and I’ve had my phone call several hours ago.

    Edit. I should add, it’s a massive logistical operation that’s going to happen, a lot needs to be in place (so no, I have no idea if she has / hasn’t)

    Houns
    Full Member

    NW starting to talk about “overnight” as in last night

    Houns
    Full Member

    Union flag at half mast at Buckingham palace

    scuttler
    Full Member

    Official

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    RIP your Majesty.

    anagallis_arvensis
    Full Member

    Well, all thoughts are with her and her family, hope if she has gone it was peaceful and if she hasn’t it happens peacefully.

    As a confirmed republican the next few weeks and maybe even months are going to be a challenge….will keep.my head down I think.

    kelvin
    Full Member

    Gone. A shame. Can we celebrate her life without making it about future Monarchs (or not) for now?

    peter1979
    Free Member

    Sad news ☹️

    creakingdoor
    Free Member

    There you have it

    theotherjonv
    Full Member

    Well done Madge. Stand down, duty over.

    esselgruntfuttock
    Free Member

    RIP Your Maj.
    There’ll be some happy bastids on here now.

    swavis
    Full Member

    Feeling far more sad than I thought I would.

    RIP Liz 😢

    revs1972
    Free Member

    And shes gone…

    At least she saw the buffoon out the door before she went 😉

    tuboflard
    Full Member

    This all feels very surreal.

    theotherjonv
    Full Member

    bit annoyed; behind Huw in the newsroom as he announced it formally, two staffers were filming him on their mobiles.

    Houns
    Full Member

    Strangely emotional

    RIP your Madge

    sharkbait
    Free Member

    Awww bugger 🙁

    revs1972
    Free Member

    There’ll be some happy bastids on here now.

    Let hope they at least have the decency to keep their thoughts to themselves

    Poopscoop
    Full Member

    I still remember the little street party I attended as a kid for the Silver Jubilee.

    argee
    Full Member

    Sad news, it’s weird to think that most of the population have never known any other monarch, we’ve mostly never seen this in our lifetimes.

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