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Islander1951

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Time Consuming and Gilded
« on: December 11, 2011, 10:14:27 am »

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Re: Time Consuming and Gilded
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 10:59:47 am »

Groan :-X >:-o. Somebody said it resembled a Chinese restaurant O0  New Royal Standard will be flown.
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Dreadstar

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Re: Time Consuming and Gilded
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 11:37:28 am »

Yeuch,it looks more like a floating Gin Palace,with hints of Henry VIII. >>:-( >>:-( <*< <*<
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Re: Time Consuming and Gilded
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 11:48:35 am »

But isn't it supposed to!!

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rmaddock

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Re: Time Consuming and Gilded
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 02:36:55 pm »

Presumably it'll be built in China too.  >>:-(
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Nige52

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Re: Time Consuming and Gilded
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, 03:32:06 pm »

I think it looks great!

Anyone have the take-away number as I fancy a 67 and a 95.............. {-)
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Islander1951

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Re: Time Consuming and Gilded
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2011, 03:39:30 pm »

Presumably it'll be built in China too.  >>:-(

No, over here!
"The project to transform the Spirit of Chartwell into the royal barge is being led by designer Joseph Bennett.

Donated for the occasion by owner Philip Morrell, the vessel is 64 metres long and has a top speed of 11 knots.

Mr Morrell said: "As the Spirit of Chartwell evolved, I knew we had built something special - ideal, I thought, for the carriage of royalty, but little did I even vaguely suspect that in the course of one short year we should be graced with such an honour."  "   Quote from BBC News.

There's a Pic of the 'Spirit of Chartwell' here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16124689



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rmaddock

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Re: Time Consuming and Gilded
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2011, 03:42:51 pm »

No, over here!

 :o Surely that constitutes a direct government subsidy to the UK boat building industry and is, therefore, illegal under EU law? Mind you, we're nearly free of that anyway  ;D
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bobk

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Re: Time Consuming and Gilded
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 04:07:15 pm »

Nice choice for the Queens Diamond Jubilee to lead thee 1,000 boat Pageant, considering the 'Spirit of Charters' is probably unique in being built to virtually Orient Express standard and will not need a huge amount of convertion for its Jubilee role.  ie:  Gilding the wheelhouse and covering it with drapes , removable ornamentation and flowers from the Queens gardens.
See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hntbFLta0nk
The boat appears to be in authentic Wagons-Lits period decor, and runs regular all day luxury cruises with top cuisine down the Thames. 
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Re: Time Consuming and Gilded
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 04:37:53 pm »

I note that there is to be a "..flame spitting dragon pyrotechnic barge"  also ,  that be the one with the Dooky Embruh perhaps ? {-)
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Re: Time Consuming and Gilded
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2011, 07:44:19 pm »

How wonderful for Queenie! Once again i wonder who,s paying for all this so called Pagentry? Could it by any chance be the taxpayer? All the hidden costs, Policing, organization. A nice junket for the so called famous. Rest assured that the best viewing places will be reserved for Digniityrs.The public only getting a look in where they are herded. In these times of cut backs should this event not be cut back? John.
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