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Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:19 PM

Friend of mine met the Queen-Elizabeth 2

My friend told me the other day she had met the Queen in a roundabout way when she was 12.

she was in Scotland by the Balmoral Castle. Her Stepfather has family there with lands and she was 12 feeling awkward and out of place. So, she rode her bike a lot. she found herself on a road a little lost. She must have looked lost a woman driving a Truck-like car (that was how it looked to her 12-year-old American mind) stopped and asked if she was okay. My friend explained she was lost. The woman assured her she wasn't far from the place she was staying and gave her directions.

The woman asked if she was visiting and then asked if she was enjoying her trip. My friend shrugged saying it's pretty but wished there was more to do. The woman laughed and gave a laughed. She told my friend to hurry that the sun will set faster than she is used to my friend thanked her and stared at her a minute longer and told the woman she looked familiar. She asked the woman if she was in movies. The woman laughed and shook her head. She started to drive away telling my friend she hopes she enjoys her visit.

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PA_jen Sep 8 OP
sinkingfeeling Sep 8 #1
Big Blue Marble Sep 8 #2
Trueblue1968 Sep 8 #3
crickets Sep 8 #4
TNNurse Sep 8 #5
Hekate Sep 8 #10
TNNurse Sep 8 #11
Bluethroughu Sep 8 #6
lucca18 Sep 8 #7
zipplewrath Sep 8 #8
Hekate Sep 8 #9

Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:21 PM

1. Great story.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:30 PM

2. Wonderful story. N/T

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:34 PM

3. very nice

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 02:05 PM

4. Sweet story, and what a lovely memory to have. nt

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 02:07 PM

5. I saw her in Ottawa years ago, I was 5'2" and looked right into her eyes and realized

we were the same height. Philip was not very tall but looked it when next to her.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 04:13 PM

10. Wow. I understand her motive for wearing that wardrobe of bright colors was to stand out...

…in the crowd, because of being short. I’m 5’4” and even I think 5’2” is short.

Nice moment for you!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 04:56 PM

11. I am sure she has gotten shorter (as have I)

Look at the photos of her with the Obamas. She was however always a presence.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 03:21 PM

6. That is so sweet, what a moment.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 03:53 PM

7. Love that story!

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 04:01 PM

8. From what I understand

This is in essence the quintessential story of the Queen. Basically, she loved her commoners and wanted to engage with them. She may not have known how, but occasionally she got it right. Alternately, as I understand it, it is probably a good thing that the child was not offered a ride. All explanations suggest that riding with the Queen while she was driving was at best a "harrowing" experience.

Long live the King.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 04:07 PM

9. What a lovely memory to treasure

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