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Queen Gets The Train

Discussion in 'Serious' started by oasked, 17 Dec 2009.

  1. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6960529.ece

    I know its not of the upmost importance, but does anyone else think that its wrong for the Queen to get a normal train?

    Apparently she only had ONE security guard. Personally, I think she should be travelling around in a (small) convoy of armoured Range Rovers.

    I found it quite funny that no-one really noticed her when they walked through Kings Cross station! :)
     
  2. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    Paradrop her from a C-130. Much easier.
     
  3. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    So, what does one do when one needs to deploy the parachAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!!
     
  4. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I think there's a mistake in the article. It says that the queen departed from Platform 11, but I'm almost certain she would have used 9 3/4.
     
  5. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    She normally uses her Private own train, Hauled by a Purple Class 67, with a full set of Pullmans i believe (i only know because one on a special stopped at Chichester the other month) But i think it's quite nice that she pays for a full 1st class fare.
    And i almost bet i wouldn't recognise her even if she was in full attire, let alone normal civvies.

    Sam
     
  6. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Your last comment shows why it is a non-problem. Security is good, stealth is better. Nothing shouts TERRORIST TARGET HERE!!! more than a convoy of armoured cars. But inconspicuously going by train made her travel unnoticed.
     
  7. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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  8. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Being a British citizen (albeit only being in England once) I am glad to see that the Queen does not rely solely on armored car transport and uses public transport.
     
  9. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    FFS.

    She's either a national treasure who should be constantly protected in which case she shouldn't be on the train like that really, or she's just a doddering old granny that is no longer significant to anything but the tourism trade and a few other institutions in which case she shouldn't be in the news. Can't go both ways.

    And stealth is good for a terrorism threat I suppose, but it still puts her more at risk to accidents and crimes of opportunity. She might not get blown up, but she does risk getting mobbed by sudden fans (especially in this day and age of mobile twitter etc) or yobs.

    Or happy slapped.
     
  10. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    2005 called - they want their buzzword back.

    On a more positive note, it's nice to see the Queen getting out and about. I honestly thought she would have popped her clogs by now!
     
  11. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    I think there would have been more than one bodyguard with her, im sure dozens more where always in her immediate vicinity.
     
  12. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    If it was indeed Elizabeth, good on her.
     
  13. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Yawn.... old news. She does this every year.
     
  14. Oclocker

    Oclocker What's a Dremel?

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    I'd expect a few undercover M15 officers well armed :)
     
  15. Koolpc

    Koolpc Minimodder

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    She had an Armed Corgie escort!
     
  16. MacWalka

    MacWalka What's a Dremel?

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    I bet she can throw a few of her own punches. She did fight Hitler in a bare fist Muay Thai match after all over 12 rounds and won with a roundhouse kick that sent Hitler's moustache into the crowd.
     
  17. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    No, that was Chuck Norris disguised as the Queen.
     
  18. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Nah. Bear in mind the Queen Mum was almost 102 when she popped her clogs.
     
  19. steveo_mcg

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    Thats selective breading at work right there.
     
  20. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    When i read Queen i thought you were talking about the next:

     

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