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From BBC unlike Prince Philip, the Queen turned down the “ Oldie of the Year Award “ saying she was not old enough.

Is this a real award ?
 

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From BBC unlike Prince Philip, the Queen turned down the “ Oldie of the Year Award “ saying she was not old enough.

Is this a real award ?
Erm yes otherwise it wouldn’t actually be news.

It’s presented by the Oldie Magazine to an old person “you can’t simply be an elderly achiever: you also need to show that you still have “snap in your celery”.

In 2019 90 year old Lionel Blair was the recipient.
 

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Erm yes otherwise it wouldn’t actually be news.

It’s presented by the Oldie Magazine to an old person “you can’t simply be an elderly achiever: you also need to show that you still have “snap in your celery”.

In 2019 90 year old Lionel Blair was the recipient.
"Who could forget that famous occasion on which Lionel Blair, vigorously moving his hands back and forth in a steady rhythmic action, pulled off One Man and His Dog in under two minutes."
 

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Erm yes otherwise it wouldn’t actually be news.

It’s presented by the Oldie Magazine to an old person “you can’t simply be an elderly achiever: you also need to show that you still have “snap in your celery”.

In 2019 90 year old Lionel Blair was the recipient.
I misread that as Cherie Blair - but she hasn't been 90 in 90 years...
 

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I misread that as Cherie Blair - but she hasn't been 90 in 90 years...
I must admit when I was checking who the last recipient was I was impressed with how good Lionel Blair looked at 90.
 

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I must admit when I was checking who the last recipient was I was impressed with how good Lionel Blair looked at 90.
I had no idea he was still alive. A fine team captain on Give Us A Clue.
 

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The Queen has spent a night in hospital.
They've not announced much more than that, seems to be precautionary.
 

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The Queen has spent a night in hospital.
They've not announced much more than that, seems to be precautionary.
She is back home at Windsor castle now.

"The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital for preliminary medical checks and is now back at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace has said.

The 95-year-old monarch returned from the private hospital in central London at lunchtime on Thursday and is "in good spirits", the palace added.

The Queen had cancelled a visit to Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

She was given medical advice to rest for a few days after a busy schedule of public engagements."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59004426
 

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The Queen has spent a night in hospital.
They've not announced much more than that, seems to be precautionary.
They needed an HGV driver to take some oxygen bottles up to Manchester on a night run.
 

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Japan's Princess Mako has married her college sweetheart, as he is a 'commoner' she lost her claim to the royal throne and her royal status, she has also, reportedly, turned down a generous parachute payment that is offered to royal who leave the royal family.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-59046476
This had me in stitches when I read it earlier; The move has drawn inevitable comparisons with British royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, earning the newlyweds the nickname 'Japan's Harry and Meghan'. What a great nickname- Bet that took hours to think up!
 

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She probably drank too much after they told her off.
A stay in hospital was to ensure that the drunken stupor was just that.

She gave up alcohol after being widowed.
Used to enjoy an evening tipple with Prince Phillip, but couldn't face it after his death.
 

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I saw this photo posted on another site of a building in Turin with a piercing

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And thought maybe they should do something similar with the Royal Albert Hall :p
 

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She gave up alcohol after being widowed.
Used to enjoy an evening tipple with Prince Phillip, but couldn't face it after his death.
I read somewhere that the Queen and Queen Mother would have a late night drink together. When they ran out one night one of them rang the footmen for more, saying 'These two old queens would like one of you old queens fetch us some gin!'
 

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Queen canceled her trip to Scotland.

Does Prince Charles go in her place ?
 

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The Queen aids supposedly have said the Queen is “ knackered “ !

The Queen is not sleeping at night but has been watching TV all night.
 
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