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    *sigh* The last of a strong line. Once Elizabeth is gone...the last traces of such a noble and fearless country will be erased down the memory hole forever.

    Some remember.


    RIP, YRH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKSmartypants View Post
    Thanks for that. My wife had a good blub as well. The sight of the Carriage with his cap and gloves on the seat I thought was very poignant.


    Nobody can do Pomp and Ceremony like the English, we've been practising it for a thousand years


    Where i used to live was on a main road that was originally a Roman Road , and a Saxon cobbled trackway.

    When King Stephen's wife , Queen Eleanor died in York in the 12th Century, the body was transported back to London, it took six days. every night stop was subsequently commemorated by Stephen with a 12 foot stone cross, known as an Eleanor Cross. There were the remains of one of the Eleanor crosses half a mile down the road, so the procession must have gone past the house 800 years ago (ofc the house wasn't there then).

    and then again, thy found the remains of the construction of a Saxon cobble track when they improved the road in the 60's, including timbers dated to 400 BC.

    But then, before that, it was the main Roman road to London, Roman legions must have marched past the site of my house 2000 years ago.

    People were walking past my old house (or where it would be in the future) for at least 2500 years. You cant even get your head round that.

    And this is the point, stuff has been going on in England for thousands of years. Its one of the things that makes the English who they are.

    Ill show you something. This is south of where i used to live, see the little tracks and side roads in a straight line i've laid a yellow line at the side? its not obvious, but that's a roman road as well, most of it has been dug over, but if you draw a straight line next to that bit, you can find sections of it running south for 25 miles. I spent several years identifying bits of it and mapping them out for the Local Archives. It's just so interesting...

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    Most appreciated, your personal touch.

    Prince Phillip was a great man, even though that may be lost to so many.

    With the British, from this American's view, there is much to appreciate--and respect about it. We're all cut from the same cloth--even with the Saxon sprinkled amongst us. Because it makes us who we are.

    Only two unmistakable, fitting things left to add: God save the Queen. And God Bless America.

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    The men who carried the coffin:

    Dan Coghlan - Grenadier Guards

    Deputy Colonel Commandant of The Rifles Major General Rupert Jones, the son of Herbert 'H' Jones who was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross by the Queen for his heroism during the Falklands War, was another pallbearer. H Jones, as he was known to all his comrades, was killed as he led the 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, into battle on the occupied British islands in the south Atlantic. He was mortally wounded by machine gun fire as he personally led the attack near Goose Green.

    Lt Alec Heywood, a Grenadier Guard whose grandfather served at both the funeral of George VI and the Queen's coronation, was in command of the bearer party carrying Prince Philip's coffin. a third generation Grenadier Guard Lt Heywood's family have a long history of service in the British Army. His grandfather captained The Queen's Company at George VI's funeral and the Queen's Coronation in 1953.

    Brigadier Ian Mortimer, Colonel of The Queen's Royal Hussars

    Lieutenant General Roland 'Roly' Walker, Regimental Lieutenant Colonel of the Grenadier Guards

    Brigadier James Roddis, Deputy Colonel of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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    The bagpiper, alone, as he traversed the outer passageway into the street was of no great insignificance. What did this mean to impart to the Royal Family in mourning--or England?

    It was quite touching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVYankee View Post
    The bagpiper, alone, as he traversed the outer passageway into the street was of no great insignificance. What did this mean to impart to the Royal Family in mourning--or England?

    It was quite touching.
    Pipe Major Colour Sergeant Peter Grant, of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 Scots), played "Flooers o' the Forest"

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    a role he was all-too-aware could fall upon him when he took up his post one year ago.
    “Prince Philip was the Colonel in Chief of the Highlanders before we amalgamated and he became the Royal Colonel of 4 Scots,” Pipe Major Grant said. “He has always been affiliated with our regiment.

    So the point of it was The Highland Regiment saluting their leader and piping him out. A bit like the Last Post.
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    As I surmised.

    Thanks again.

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