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News reports suggest that huge crowds of almost 100 people turned up to cheer her arrival! :cheer:

Glad to see the people of Liverpool gave the old bird the welcome she deserves.
 

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Which news reports? The Echo's live reports suggest a few hundred at the arena and Liverpool One, and anywhere between 1500-2000 at St. George's Hall. I know when The Queen was here in 2004 the turn-out was a bit underwhelming, but the turn-out today seems alright.
 

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When she came in 2004 there were barriers right along Hope Street I think and hardly anyone bothered to turn up.:lol:
 

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Which news reports? The Echo's live reports suggest a few hundred at the arena and Liverpool One, and anywhere between 1500-2000 at St. George's Hall. I know when The Queen was here in 2004 the turn-out was a bit underwhelming, but the turn-out today seems alright.
For some reason it was in the Manchester Evening News.
Why? - i dont know. Obviously no one got shot today or United went a whole day without winning something.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1050917_queen_visits_liverpool

Queen visits Liverpool

22/ 5/2008

THE Queen spoke today of how impressed she was by developments in Liverpool during her royal visit.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen toured the Liverpool Echo Arena and Convention Centre after arriving by car in front of a crowd of more than 100 well-wishers.

Bob Prattey, who is chief executive of the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) and accompanied the monarch on her visit to the site, said: "She was commenting about how much the physical appearance had changed. She said there are lots of impressive developments going on.

"She said she was really pleased to be here in the city."

During the visit the Queen, who was dressed in a pale pink outfit with a pale pink hat, black gloves and black shoes, met artists, performers and watched a dance routine by the group Collision, made up of schoolchildren from the city aged seven to seventeen.

Sara Wilde, regional managing director for Trinity Mirror North-West, also spoke to the Queen.

She said: "She asked what was on today and she said it was amazing to see how Liverpool was changing and the physical changes she could see already. I spoke to her about how we were funding the Arena."

Lily Schofield, who is 71 and lives in Stoneycroft in Liverpool, spoke to the Queen after the monarch had unveiled a plaque officially opening the ACC.

Mrs Schofield said: "She just said to me it was a beautiful building and asked if anything had been going on and what shows had been here. I told her what had been happening and then I said to her she's the icing on the cake and she smiled. I am a real royalist."
 

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We can't even get 10 seconds on the national news, but a newspaper that really has no reason to cover the story, actually does. The British media, you gotta love it.
 

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We can't even get 10 seconds on the national news, but a newspaper that really has no reason to cover the story, actually does. The British media, you gotta love it.
...albeit with the predictable "hubcaps" reader's comment underneath it.
 

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I remember when she came in 77 ? (silver jubilee) from our school, birchfield road juniors to hope street ,there where coppers every 20 yards along the whole route, still remember all my mates screaming "look at all der coppers" :lol: Dont give a damn now :eek:hno:
 

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News reports suggest that huge crowds of almost 100 people turned up to cheer her arrival! :cheer:

Glad to see the people of Liverpool gave the old bird the welcome she deserves.
There must have been less than 50 people who turned out last time she came and went to the cathedrals. So things are looking up for old Queeny :lol:
 

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She has gone on record saying that she hates Manchester "...a dreary place' and has actually visited Australia more times than here own country's second city.
She isnt welcome here i tell you.

Getting Kerry Katona to open the ACC would probably have attracted more people and you have to question the relevance of Royalty in this country nowadays dont you?
 

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She has actually visited Australia more times than here own country's second city.
I can't believe that she has visited Australia more than she has visited Birmingham.:)

PS: This "second city" thing is something like finishing second, third and fourth in the English Premier League, all losers.:eek:hno:
 

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I can't believe that she has visited Australia more than she has visited Birmingham.:)

PS: This "second city" thing is something like finishing second, third and fourth in the English Premier League, all losers.:eek:hno:
No it isn't.

The queen is crap anyway.
 

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We can't even get 10 seconds on the national news, but a newspaper that really has no reason to cover the story, actually does. The British media, you gotta love it.
Her maj gets her arse to some place or other every other day - not newsworthy on a national basis I'm afraid. Now if media found her jacking up in a bus shelter along Sefton Street that would make the news.
 

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Her maj gets her arse to some place or other every other day - not newsworthy on a national basis I'm afraid.
Perhaps, but for many years I remember watching the evening news, and about 20 minutes in, after the major stories, and not so major stories, but before the 'and finally' section, the Queen visiting anywhere would always ellicit a mention, if only for a few seconds. Admittedly you don't see it as much now. Across all news outlets reporting on The Queen's whereabouts seems to have been dropped.

It's interesting in a way. I was using the Sky News Active red button service last night. Browsing the news in brief section, I noticed they covered the story about that bloke in Canada who has been denied damages for distress caused by finding a fly in his bottled water. It's odd that was deemed more newsworthy than what the Head of State is up to. Oh well.
 

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I knew that!

He was surprisingly good-looking when he was younger (Osbourne), a fact which, I suspect, put everyone off the track.
 
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