The Meeting Place

*** HISTORY IN THE MAKING ...

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It was all part of her job -- nude plus who hasn't gone topless in their younger days

Meghan with Patrick James Adams from Suits ..she is a good actress look how adoringly she looks at Patrick

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Meghan with Patrick James Adams from Suits ..she is a good actress look how adoringly she looks at Patrick

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Didn't you have lovers before you got married Suze?? or aren't you married??

 

 

I have no problems with lovers ...

but do prefer partners with benefit to being married to someone   Image result for emoji wink Just ask Tib

Meghan's bridal bouquet is placed on the tomb of the unknown warrior at Westminster Abbey in royal traditionMeghan follows royal traditional as her bridal bouquet is placed on the tomb of the

The Duchess of Sussex left her bridal bouquet (pictured left) on the tomb of the unknown warrior today. Meghan's bridal bouquet which has been tied with a delicate pink ribbon, and includes scented sweet peas, as well as jasmine and lily of the valley, has been placed at the bottom of the grave (right and inset), and will stay in place until it wilts. The tradition was started by the Queen Mother in 1923 after she married the Duke of York, who went on to become King George VI.

A touching tribute...lovely image..

Fair enough Sophie, to tell you the truth I'm finding it tiresome to engage with this imperious person suffering from cretinism  who is fast becoming a pariah here (not a messiah) A little Humility on his part would not go astray . This time I am absolutely in agreement with Raphael's comments. I promise these are my last remarks on this subject and I apologise for diverting from your topic which I, like others, find very interesting, being as I am a confirmed anglophile !

Further to Celia’s post above, thanks Celia … interesting stories behind the bridal bouquet tradition IMO.

When Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married the future King George VI on 26 April 1923, she laid her bouquet at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior on her way into the Abbey, as a tribute to her brother Fergus who had died at the Battle of Loos in 1915. The gesture has since been copied by every royal bride married at the Abbey, though on the way back from the altar rather than to it. It is also the only tomb not to have been covered by a special red carpet for the wedding of the Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh.

Before she died in 2002, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the same Elizabeth who first laid her wedding bouquet at the tomb, expressed the wish for her wreath to be placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. Her daughter, the Queen, laid the wreath the day after the funeral.

The British tomb of The Unknown Warrior holds an unidentified British soldier killed on a European battlefield during the First World War. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, London on 11 November 1920, simultaneously with a similar interment of a French unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in France, making both tombs the first to honour the unknown dead of the First World War.

The idea of a Tomb of the Unknown Warrior was first conceived in 1916 by the Reverend David Railton, who, while serving as an Army chaplain on the Western Front, had seen a grave marked by a rough cross, which bore the pencil-written legend 'An Unknown Soldier of the Black Watch'. He wrote to the Dean of Westminster in 1920 proposing that an unidentified British soldier from the battlefields in France be buried with due ceremony in Westminster Abbey "amongst the kings" to represent the many hundreds of thousands of Empire dead.

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Bring on the republic but keep the flag.

Any suggestions for the first Australian President candidate/s Tom??

And the powers of office??

Let the people decide. How about Paul Hogan?

So right Sophie, history is really in the making. 

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Queen Charlotte, painted by British artist Allan Ramsay, probably between 1762 and 1766.

I read this the other day Sophie and found it very interesting. Apparently the jury in some quarters is out on the verdict. Some experts believe that Markle — whose father, Thomas Markle, is white and whose mother, Doria Ragland, is African-American — wouldn’t be the first black royal in British history.

One leading theory is that the distinction of being Britain’s first black Queen or first biracial Queen may belong to Queen Charlotte, who became Queen when she married King George III, who reigned from 1760 to 1820. Born Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the German princess was 17 when she married the 22-year-old British monarch, whom she met for the first time about six hours after arriving in Britain. They had 15 children together, 13 of whom lived to adulthood.

http://time.com/5279784/prince-harry-meghan-markle-first-black-mixed-race-royal/

 

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