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RIP HMQ

Postby chrisboote » Fri Sep 09, 2022 08:37 am

In her life, she was Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, Sovereign of the Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of the Companions of Honour, Sovereign of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Sovereign of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Sovereign of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Sovereign of the Royal Victorian Order, Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Sovereign of the Distinguished Service Order, Sovereign of the Imperial Service Order, Sovereign of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Sovereign of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, Sovereign of the Order of British India, Sovereign of the Indian Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of Burma, Chief Hunter of the Order of the Buffalo Hunt, Sovereign of the Order of Canada, Member of the Order of the Dogwood, Sovereign of the Order of Military Merit, Sovereign Head of the Order of Australia, Sovereign Head of the Queen's Service Order, Sovereign of the Order of St Lucia, Sovereign of the Order of the Solomon Islands, Sovereign of the Order of New Zealand, Sovereign of the Order of the National Hero, Sovereign of the Order of Belize, Sovereign of the Order of Distinction, Sovereign of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of Merit of the Bahamas, Sovereign of the Order of the National Hero, Sovereign of the Order of the National Hero, Sovereign of the Order of the Nation, Sovereign of the Most Exalted Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of Princely Heritage, Sovereign of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Sovereign of the Order of Logohu, Sovereign of the Order of the Star of Melanesia, Sovereign of the Order of St Christopher and Nevis, Sovereign of the Prestige Order of the National Hero, Sovereign of the Order of Grenada, Sovereign of the Order of the National Hero, Sovereign of the Order of the Nation, Sovereign of the Order of Excellence, Sovereign of the Order of Distinction, Sovereign of the Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of Lignum Vitae, Sovereign of the Tuvalu Order of Merit, War Medal 1939–1945 , Canadian Forces Decoration and five bars , Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and five bars , Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and five bars , RAF Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and five bars , ULS Extension of the Service Medal of the Order of St John with 3 Gold Bars, The Most Illustrious Order of Queen Sālote Tupou IIIcitation needed, Nishan-e-Pakistan, Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, Order of Temasek, Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara (Kehormat), Member of the Distinguished Order of Ghaazi Nishan Ghaazeege 'Izzaitheri Veriyaa, Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei, Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya, Grand Commander of the Order of the Republic of Gambia, Member First Class of the Order of the Lion, Member of the Presidential Order, Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, Honorary Companion of Honour of the National Order of Merit, Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei, Grand Cross in Gold of the Order of Good Hope, Honorary Companion of Honour with Collar of the National Order of Merit, Honorary Member of the Xirka Ġieħ ir-Repubblika, Honorary Companion of the Order of the Star of Ghana, Companion in Gold of the Order of the Companions of O. R. Tambo, Dominica Award of Honour, Trinity Cross Medal in Gold, Sultan of Brunei Silver Jubilee Medal, Knight of the Order of the Elephant, Grand Cordon of the Order of El Kemal, Grand Cross of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, Member of the Order of the Benevolent Ruler, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, Member with Collar of the Order of al-Hussein bin Ali, Member with Sash of the Order of al-Hussein bin Ali, Member of the Royal Order of the Seraphim, Member with Collar of the Royal Order of the Seraphim, Gold Collar of the Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero, Grand Collar of the Order of Idris I, Chain and Collar of the Order of the Seal of Solomon, Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, Sash of the Three Orders (the Order of Christ, the Order of Aviz and the Order of Santiago conferred as a single award), Member with Chain of the Grand Order of the Hashemites, Dame of the Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Merit of the Republic, Grand Cross Special Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Grand Cross in Diamonds of the Order of the Sun, Grand Collar of the Order of the Liberator General San Martin, Dame of the Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri, Grand Collar of the Order of Independence, Collar of the Order of the White Rose, Grand Cordon of the National Order of Mali, Grand Cross of the National Order of the Lion, Knight Grand Band of the Order of the Pioneers of Liberia, Knight Grand Cordon with Collar of the Order of the Pioneers of Liberia, Grand Cross of the National Order of the Ivory Coast, Knight Grand Band of the Order of the Star of Africa, Collar and Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum, Grand Cross of the Ordre de la Valeur Camerounaise, Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer, Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of the Falcon, Grand Collar of the Order of Merit, Grand Star of the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria, Grand Collar of the Order of the Southern Cross, Member First Class of the Order of Al-Nahayyan, Grand Cross of the Order of the Equatorial Star, Order of the Supreme Sun, Knight of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, Yugoslav Great Star, Grand Collar of the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Leopard, Star of the Republic of Indonesia, st Class, Collar of the Order of the Nile, Golden Medal of Merit of Japanese Red Cross, Golden Medal of Honorary Member of Japanese Red Cross, Grand Collar of the Order of Saint James of the Sword, Member First Class of the Order of the Star of the Socialist Republic of Romania, Collar of the Order of Mubarak the Great, Collar of the Order of al-Khalifa, Member First Class of the Order of Oman, Collar of the King Abdulaziz Order of Merit, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Republic, Collar of the Special Class of the Order of Muhammad, Member of the Order of Al Said, Collar of the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Carlos III, Member of the Order of Mungunghwa, Collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, Grand Ribbon of the Order of Merit, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit, Grand Collar of the Military Order of the Tower and of the Sword, of Valour, Loyalty and Merit, Grand Collar of the Order of Boyaca, Member Special Class of the Order of Kuwait, Knight of the Order of the White Eagle, Member First Class with Collar of the Order of the White Lion, Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of the Three Stars, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit, Member with Sash of the Order of the Star of Romania, Member of the Order of the Golden Eagle, Golden Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia, Member with Sash and Grand Star of the Grand Order of King Tomislav, Grand Cross with Golden Chain of the Order of Vytautas the Great, Collar of the Cross of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, Member First Class of Order of the State of Republic of Turkey, Order for Exceptional Merits, Member First Class of the Order of the White Double Cross, Order of Zayed, Grand Cross of the Order of San Marino, Grand Collar of the Order of the Eagle of Georgia, Mahendra Chain, Chain of Honour, Badr Chain, Collar of the Independence, Collar of the Federation,, Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Engineers, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps, Air-Commodore-in-Chief of the Australian Citizen Air Force, Colonel-in-Chief of le Régiment de la Chaudière, Colonel-in-Chief of the th Highlanders of Canada, Colonel-in-Chief of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, Colonel-in-Chief of the Governor General's Horse Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the King's Own Calgary Regiment, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal e Régiment, Colonel-in-Chief of the Governor General's Foot Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the Canadian Grenadier Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the Canadian Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal New Brunswick Regiment, Colonel-in-Chief of the Military Engineers Branch, Colonel-in-Chief of the Calgary Highlanders, Commissioner-in-Chief of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery, Captain-General of the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps, Colonel-in-Chief of the Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Air-Commodore-in-Chief of the Territorial Air Force of New Zealand United Kingdom, Honorary Brigadier of the Women's Royal Army Corps, Colonel-in-Chief of The Life Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the Grenadier Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the Coldstream Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the Scots Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the Irish Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the Welsh Guards, Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Colonel-in-Chief of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Captain-General of the Honourable Artillery Company, Master of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Tank Regiment, Captain-General of the Combined Cadet Force, Honorary Colonel of the Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry, Colonel-in-Chief of the Malawi Rifles, Colonel-in-Chief of the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and st Dragoons), Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the Corps of Royal Military Police, Patron of the Royal Army Chaplains' Department, Colonel-in-Chief of the Adjutant General's Corps, Affiliated Colonel-in-Chief of the Queen's Gurkha Engineers, Colonel-in-Chief of the Queen's Royal Lancers, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Welsh, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, Colonel-in-Chief of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, Royal Colonel of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Air-Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, Air-Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force Regiment, Commandant-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, Royal Honorary Air Commodore of the Royal Air Force Marham, Royal Honorary Air Commodore of the (City of Edinburgh) Squadron, FRS, FRCS, FRCOG, BMus, DCL, DMus, LLD, LLD, recipient of the Golden Pheasant Award, a BAFTA, and holder of the Canterbury Cross

She was the longest serving British, English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish Monarch, the second longest serving world Monarch*, the world's oldest Monarch, and even had the world's longest lasting Royal marriage

* Although as Louis Quatorze didn't reach his majority until 1651, nor start to have anything to do with the business of the state until after Mazarin's death in 1661, his actual 'reign' was only ~50-60 years
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Re: RIP HMQ

Postby hansolobiker » Fri Sep 09, 2022 09:38 am

Sleep well.
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Re: RIP HMQ

Postby Nonny Mouse » Fri Sep 09, 2022 03:58 pm

I'm sorry. I rather liked her. *hugs to anyone in need*
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Re: RIP HMQ

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 10, 2022 06:34 am

I'm not a great fan of the Royalty, but she was a part of my life, so I'll say RIP
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Re: RIP HMQ

Postby Mooresey » Sat Sep 10, 2022 12:18 pm

She had a good life, ups and downs. But she will be missed by the country.
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Re: RIP HMQ

Postby Darren » Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:34 am

A lovely story which just summed her up:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1567894552744271872
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