Does the Queen hold a drivers license and did she pass a test? What happens to the hundreds of boxes of chocolate people send Her Majesty on her birthday? These questions and more are answered in a practical miscellany of the royal family. Interest in the royal family is inexhaustible—people are curious about what they wear, drink, and do. This perfect companion to the royals' never-ending soap opera reveals all, from where the best places are to go to see the royal family to such details of tradition as the correct days and hours when it is permitted to fly a flag above Buckingham Palace. Including fascinating facts on abdication, birthdays, Christmas, dining, equerries, fashion, garden parties, hairdressers, insignia, the Jewel House, Kensington Palace, liveries, maids of honor, nannies, orbs, protection squads, the Queen’s piper, racing, Snowdon, tartans, the Union Jack, Queen Victoria, weddings, the x-ray machine at Buckingham Palace, yachts, and Zara Phillips, this is an unstoppable, unbeatable little guide to the British monarchy.
Simply because of who they are, members of the Royal Family have always been highly quotable, from Queen Elizabeth I declaring that she had the heart of a king to the Prince of Wales confessing that he talks to his plants. This unique collection of royal wit and wisdom brings together many hundreds of gems, both sacred and profane, which have fallen from the lips and the pens of royalty, from Henry VIII to Prince William.
Placing failed humor within the broader category of miscommunication and drawing on a range of conversational data, this text represents the first comprehensive study of failed humor. It provides a framework for classifying the types of failure that can occur, examines the strategies used by both speakers and hearers to avoid and manage failure, and highlights the crucial role humor plays in social identity and relationship management.
Queen Victoria was not the humourless killjoy evoked by her classic snub We are not amused. She loved music, dancing and slapstick and her sense of the ridiculous helped her survive the tedium of official life. mistaking her polite inquiry about the health of his sister for an interest in his ship responded; I am going to have her turned over, take a good look at her bottom and have it scraped. face, just the way you do, wrote one of Queen Victoria's grand-daughters to her mother after an entertaining evening at Windsor. diary after her wedding: When day dawned (for we did not sleep much) and I beheld that beautiful angelic face by my side, it was more than I can express! He does look so beautiful in his shirt only, with his beautiful throat. amusing, quirky and unexpected aspects of Queen Victoria's amazing life.
The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803