The Queen Still Reigning


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Sixty years on the throne. Only the second monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. It's been a challenge, one doesn't mind telling you. But despite it all, one's still here. Still keeping the ship afloat, still in charge, still iconic, still keeping the gin industry in business, still ruling the world. Still reigning. God Save One. On Politics and State Occasions: 'Winston Churchill used to write the best speeches, of course. In those days, before TV cameras in the house, one could have a bit of fun and read them out in assorted accents. One's Gandhi impression had the Lords in tears of laughter once. Those were the days.' On the Royal Birth: Traditionally, of course, royal births were witnessed by the Home Secretary and Archbishop of Canterbury, but we've decided that they needn't bother this time, although William promised to text them a photo from his iPhone, just to put their minds at rest, on the strict understanding that they didn't upload it to Facebook. The last thing we need is a French magazine publishing them.' On America: 'One thinks of them as a mother thinks of a teenage boy: with a mixture of pride and exasperation. Although there is no denying that the American division of the British Armed forces has been awfully useful over time, even if they do have a habit of turning up late for wars and then taking the credit.'
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    Still Reigning


    31. December 2016 um 16:04

    In @Queen_UK's book Still Reigning - Thoughts of a Queen, The Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and various other countries tells us about her life as a monarch. She introduces important family members, writes about politicians and celebrities she has to put up with and tells us more about her travels and the events she takes part in.While all this is truly original and fun throughout the first chapters, Still Reigning soon turns into a book full of repetitions. Certain traits and partialities of the family members are repeated over and over again until they just aren't funny anymore. This plus the tendency for the more engaging chapters to be at the beginning at the book makes it tedious to keep on reading after a while. It's probably a better idea to follow @Queen_UK's twitter account than read these rearranged tweets.

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