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Clapton is God
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I had to turn over before I got to the REAL news in the morning paper today.

The first

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hssutton

"Not sure if I'm a convert, but have to agree with userious?"

I think that's a fairly common experience - even if you can't stand the mention of the words 'Royal family' you would have to be rather insensitive not to feel at least the stirrings of patriotic pride at the sight of our country doing its thing with soldiers on horseback, carriages, and all the grandeur that is Westminster Abbey in full dress.

I know of no other country in the world can match us for it.

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morddwyd

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Not my scene (had to attend too many ceremonial parades when I knew there was real work waiting to be done), but good luck to them.

Hope they reach the fifty we have managed.

In an effort to avoid it I went shopping.

Damned if they didn't broadcast the thing live over the PA!

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rdave13

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Yes, made me proud to be British too.

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"she bent her head forward and it looked as if she had nodded off"

We noticed the same thing, and thought the same thing. She must have sat through a thousand church services, and I imagine that seemingly interminable sermons act as a soporific. By then the Royal thoughts must have been straying to that refreshing gin and tonic waiting back at the palace.

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IClaudio

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'Royal thoughts must have been straying to that refreshing gin and tonic' ... when The Queen left the balcony after the fly past, her body language definitely said 'Now for that G&T'!

I enjoyed the whole affair: the British can do this sort of thing better than anyone else. Other countries may have more polished military parades, but there's a certain humanity in British pageantry that nobody else can match.

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IClaudio

"...there's a certain humanity in British pageantry that nobody else can match."

I think you've put your finger on it.

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