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petespace1

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Aus
Trivia
EIIR became monarch at the age of 21 and was still working (official meeting with Liz Truss two days prior) when she passed away at 96 talk about longest serving !!

King Charles III is the oldest person to become monarch at 73.

Two new top jobs in a country Liz Truss and Charles III in one week.

A few records that won’t be broken for a while; if ever.
 

dabs

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Merseyshire
Cant say i've ever truly been a Monarchist but a very sad day that was, she's been around since i was born and to me she was a remarkable woman.

RIP your Majesty.

Just waiting on my invite to Balmoral now from King Charles :)
 

fatal

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Lancashire UK
She's my old boss, ( I swore an oath of allegiance to her 44 years ago ) I'm a monarchist with a small 'm'. I do think it needs to be streamlined, so goodbye Harry and Meghan, Andrew, Fergy and their daughters.
I had a lot of respect for the Queen, I just hope King Chaz can do as good a job.
 

Jester

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Northants, UK
And another with L plates

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(Photo - advrider)
Looks like the wagon in the background of this pic is the same one as in the b&w one, the serial no looks the same but the last digit is cut off.

Male 'royals' all seem to serve in the forces for a stint, even if they are kept back a little from the fighting, something that the politicians who decide on when to go to war should ponder on. I know Churchill was in the Navy, and I think there was one other PM in the '70s who served but I can't think who.
 

Bluestrom13

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Elswhere
I think there was one other PM in the '70s who served but I can't think who.
(y)Jim Callaghan - PM '76 to '79. He served as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy and is the only person to have held all four Great Offices of State,

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Princess Elizabeth's WW2 story here..

 

fatal

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Lancashire UK
Prince Andrew allegedly saw action as a helicopter pilot during the Falklands war, Prince Phillip was in action during his time in the Royal Navy during WW2. Prince Harry was an Apache helicopter pilot during the Afghan war. King Charles as far as I know did not see action during his time as a commander of the minehunter HMS Bronnington, and also qualified as a Naval helicopter pilot.
Dennis Healy who was Chancellor of the Exchequer in Jim Callahans government had been an officer in the Royal Engineers during ww2.
 
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