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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Last Empress of India
4 August 1900 - 30 March 2002

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rroseselavyoui
Mar. 30th, 2002 10:52 am (UTC)
THE Queen died??
Oh how terrible :(
scythrop
Mar. 30th, 2002 10:58 am (UTC)
No, her mother died. She was 101 and had an amazing life.
rroseselavyoui
Mar. 30th, 2002 11:48 am (UTC)
Re:
I meant that, but didn't type it for some reason. I only had three hours of sleep.
101 is a gift, isn't it? That's quite a lot to see and experience.
God bless her.
scythrop
Mar. 30th, 2002 10:59 am (UTC)
There's a nice Real Video tribute here.
babaluma
Mar. 30th, 2002 12:22 pm (UTC)
what a loss. especially since it seems the world is coming apart at the seams right now.
hazel_rah
Mar. 30th, 2002 04:14 pm (UTC)
i was just watching BBC america this afternoon and they started playing scenes from her life... i expected a documentary, and then they flashed up a picture of her with "1900-2002." oh my.

she was brilliant during the blitz. my grandmother frequently told us the story of how she refused to leave.
scythrop
Mar. 30th, 2002 04:52 pm (UTC)
The power of an astute figurehead to impress herself or himself on an entire generation like that, and to lead a country through troubled times in a way that is completely removed from the mercurial machinations of politics and statemen--that's priceless, and the best argument for a monarchy of the sort that the UK has. It's a shame that the tabloid-ish antics of some (OK, most) of the members of the royal family detract so from the current Queen's incredible reign.

I wish I had BBC America! It may be time to splurge on an upgrade to digital cable. Did they show footage from the 50th anniversary of VE day?
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