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No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
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Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
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Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
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Thursday, 5 June 2008

QE2 Bids Farewell to Her Ship

Queen-Elizabeth-2---22-SeptThe Queen bid farewell to the ocean liner QE2 after 40 years of service on the 55th anniversary of her coronation.

Insight%20jun08%20gallery%20qeII3%20largeThe Queen with former Captains of the Queen Elizabeth 2 during a final visit to the ship at Southampton Docks, 2 June 2008. During the visit Her Majesty toured the ship, meeting officers and crew, before attending Receptions in the Wardroom and the Queens Room, and viewing Queen Mary 2 from the bridge.

Insight%20jun08%20gallery%20qeII2%20largeThe Queen meets artist Robert Lloyd after unveiling his painting during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth 2 at Southampton Docks, 2 June 2008. Her Majesty was visiting the QE2 for the final time before the ship becomes a floating hotel in Dubai.

Insight%20jun08%20gallery%20qeII1%20largeThe Queen tours the Queen Elizabeth 2 at Southampton Docks, escorted by the Captain of the ship, Captain Ian McNaught, 2 June 2008. Her Majesty was paying a final visit to the QE2 before the ship leaves the service of Cunard later this year. The Queen launched the QE2 in September 1967 and last visited her in July 1990, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh.