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    She seems to go to Balmoral frequently, which isn't just down the road in the next hamlet from Windsor Castle. So how does she get there? TV news never shows video. We see video of our POTUS walking across the South lawn to and from Marine One helicopter all the times, like even several times a week, sometimes. But we never see the Queen in transit. Does she have a helicopter, too? Is it a Sikorski? Does she ride in a convoy of black Land Rovers? Does she drive one of them? We know she drives a Land Rover around the property at Balmoral. One thing we pretty much know for sure, she doesn't ride a train.
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    Haven't you seen those martial arts films where they fly through the air?

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    What makes you so sure she doesn't take the train?

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    She bounces along on her tongue.

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    Have you seen how slow British trains go in films? Now a RR Limo stocked with good scotch from a fav distillery near Balmoral I might understand.

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    What makes you so sure she doesn't take the train?

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    You ruddy oik ^.

    No, one floats around these days on a whispy cloud of one's own stylish ťlan. It is rather splendid to visit ones castles.
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    Obvious Brits have no f#%(*& idea how their Q gets transported to Balmoral so each subject is left to conjure up some sort of fantasy similar to the Resurrection.

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    I am told she takes the train, red box and all. Not sure if that’s accurate though.

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    Some film of that from time to time might do wonders for our Amtrak system. I've oly seen the Queen ride her coronation carriage and a Land Rover. Oh, there was old film of her boarding a prop-driven airliner and another standing at the rail of her ocean-going yacht.

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    Depends on the destination and proximity of a rail station.
    Travel to Sandringham is by train, with car from Kings Lynne.
    They have a choice of two helicopters at their disposal, that probably does for Balmoral, and they used to drive themselves around, although HMQ might no longer drive herself.
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    She certainly used to drive herself between London and Windsor, and, like her daughter, she was not known for driving slowly, although One’s Police Force do not issue One with speeding tickets (the escorts were too busy trying to keep up!)

    I don’t think she still drives herself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Griffin View Post
    I am told she takes the train, red box and all. Not sure if thatís accurate though.
    Yup, there is a Royal Train that she can use. It's a bit more secure than travelling by road, it reduces the need for road closures etc and provides accommodation when needed.

    The train appears to be more seventies motel than stately home in style:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-end-line.html

    It's an old article, it appears to have escaped the scrapyard so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndanteEd View Post
    It's an old article, it appears to have escaped the scrapyard so far.
    Probably spends more time being maintained than running on the tracks.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    She was at one time famous with Jaguar enthusiasts for her choice of being regularly driven in an XJ40. Of course, unlike our President, she really was a truck driver in her youth....https://www.standard.co.uk/insider/r...-a4432841.html

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    Of course, when we get Independence (you know, the thing that most normal countries have) the then-monarch - I'm guessing an elderly "George VII", known to us today as Charles - will have to ask permission from President Sturgeon to visit Balmoral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Of course, when we get Independence (you know, the thing that most normal countries have) the then-monarch - I'm guessing an elderly "George VII", known to us today as Charles - will have to ask permission from President Sturgeon to visit Balmoral.

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    Do you really want an elected President?
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    Hard to believe it's been 70 years since her coronation. My dad was there as a Royal Canadian Navy representative of his home town. Told me about going across on the aircraft carrier. After his service on destroyers it was a very pleasurable crossing! Long may she reign!!!

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    [QUOTE=Andrew Craig-Bennett;6669099]She certainly used to drive herself between London and Windsor, and, like her daughter, she was not known for driving slowly, although One’s Police Force do not issue One with speeding tickets (the escorts were too busy trying to keep up!)

    OT, but I read that when the Queen Mary was launched in WWII, she went to the US to stay out of Uboat and bomber danger, when they went full ahead, she outran her escort destroyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    She certainly used to drive herself between London and Windsor, and, like her daughter, she was not known for driving slowly, although One’s Police Force do not issue One with speeding tickets (the escorts were too busy trying to keep up!)

    OT, but I read that when the Queen Mary was launched in WWII, she went to the US to stay out of Uboat and bomber danger, when they went full ahead, she outran her escort destroyers.
    The one launched during the war was the “Queen Elizabeth”, the “Queen Mary” was already in service. They both sailed without escorts as did the “Aquitania”. I think I’m right in saying that there was no case of a ship being torpedoed whilst making over 20 knots.
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    I'm old enough to remember the headlines in big black type "THE KING IS DEAD, long live the Queen" I was 9. Newspaper pictures of the Funeal. And then the coronation, seen at the local picture theatre in a Movietone News production in black and white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    I think Iím right in saying that there was no case of a ship being torpedoed whilst making over 20 knots.
    The Lusitania? I recall that she still had so much way on while sinking that they had serious trouble launching lifeboats .

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    Quote Originally Posted by George. View Post
    Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett
    I think Iím right in saying that there was no case of a ship being torpedoed whilst making over 20 knots.
    The Lusitania? I recall that she still had so much way on while sinking that they had serious trouble launching lifeboats .
    She was capable of 25 knots, but
    As the ship came closer to Ireland, Captain Turner ordered depth soundings to be made and at 08:00 for speed to be reduced to eighteen knots, then to 15 knots
    All ships take a long distance to ghost to a stop, unless the engines are put into reverse.

    Lusitania's severe starboard list complicated the launch of her lifeboats. Ten minutes after the torpedoing, when she had slowed enough to start putting boats in the water, the lifeboats on the starboard side swung out too far to step aboard safely.[36] While it was still possible to board the lifeboats on the port side, lowering them presented a different problem. As was typical for the period, the hull plates of Lusitania were riveted, and as the lifeboats were lowered they dragged on the inch-high rivets, which threatened to seriously damage the boats before they landed in the water.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinkin...itania#Sinking
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    Her son and grandson are helicopter pilots. Put them to work and have them do something useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Her son and grandson are helicopter pilots. Put them to work and have them do something useful.
    OK Smart arse, how much does your presidents and their families contribute outside the Oval Office?
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    The charities that the royals choose to get involved with reflect their personal interests. Prince Charles has involved himself greatly with environmental organizations in the hope of saving the environment. He mentioned in a recent speech that he cares deeply about the environment in part because of his grandchildren. Prince William, on the other hand, has always been concerned with homelessness, so many of the charities he supports reflect that.

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    Queen Elizabeth II is no stranger to charity work — she has spent more time helping others than any other monarch in the world’s history. According to The Guardian, the queen has helped raise nearly $1.8 billion during her lifetime for various charities. The queen wants everyone to live in a world where charity work is the norm, and she has become a figure head for giving back. She mainly focuses on civic issues but also spends plenty of time in the education sector. While charity work is technically voluntary, it is unheard of to be a royal and not give back.

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    Prince William for some years flew a heli med helicopter as his normal work, before he had to start taking over some of the Queen's duties..
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Do you really want an elected President?
    Seriously. Constitutional monarchies are the stablest governments going.

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    Oops
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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