royalty

her majesty

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regular commenter (welcome back to comments!) rascle created this accidentally, then re-created it deliberately for you dear readers!  thanks rascle

the new zealand press

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isn’t the correction above the best thing ever ?

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and you’ve got to admire this chief executive’s honesty

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and this is how kiwis view britain – a national of lardy wobblers

burger king in disguise

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something strange happened to Burger King in Australia and they are called Hungry Jacks.  there’s probably a reason for that.  perhaps related to the Australian’s growing republican sentiment ?

it’s the queen’s mum

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i’d not seen this memorial to the queen mum before.  it’s jolly good.

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faded glory

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ah.  queen elizabeth.  still ruling over a rather faded empire

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someone important (probably)

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i was on the way to a meeting with a lord (which was cancelled because he was summoned to the house of lords at the last minute.

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on the way i spotted this cavalcade coming, so i got out my big camera and grabbed some shots

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and then i enlarged the people …

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they came out of buckingham palace.  i suspect the actual member of the royal family is in the car (at the top)

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they certainly had nice hats, which is important for a carriage rider

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and a nice purple wrap

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all jolly english fun

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although not everyone seemed to be enjoying it

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so there we go.  exciting stuff

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charles and diana

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actual colours due to the table mat and my beer level

dear diana

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her memory lives on in these dreadfully designed plates with their strange colouring.

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(nice touch to have borat to the right)

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i’ve just realised i’m the same age as she was when she died.  we’ve lived very different lives (so far) though.

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in the same shop they had this sign saying ‘up to half price sale’.  i wasn’t sure if that was 0-50% off the price or of the price.

royalty – your help needed !

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remember elton my old hairdresser (from when i had old hair) from Betty Tigers in Sheffield? well, anyway, he’s a major creative influence and i probably wouldn’t have bothered doing funkypancake if it wasn’t for his approach to just doing stuff even though it makes no sense !
anyway … he needs help for a project he’s working on. he writes:
I am attempting to write a film script at the moment,and in one bit a girl artist produces a portrait of the queen out of stamps,(the stamps are placed,probably by a computer program into the correct order to make a portrait of H.M. from a more distant view!)
Do you know anyone who would be interested in doing this and subsequently being up for receiving a knighthood or something. Love to all Elton
drop him an email via betty tigers if you are interested !
(by the way, i was really happy with how this twenty pound note came out!)

windsor castle seen from a plane

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click the pictures for a better look. what a great view from the plane (i usually end up sitting on the wrong side so miss this as you come in to heathrow)
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