An olive branch of sorts?

Or just a sign of well-deserved affection?

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I think that is a lovely gesture. Time the UK stopped bashing La Belle France over brexit problems and boat people and did something nice. The french people seemed to be very fond of her maj from what I have learned over the years here.

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I think it’s a lovely gesture.

I didn’t understand the ‘olive branch’ reference. Do the French need to offer an olive branch to the UK?

Perhaps I’m out-of-date with some current issue. I often am :slight_smile:

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We’re “down south” but even here QE2 was beloved/appreciated/admired…
I was surprised at the strength of emotion we witnessed amongst neighbours/friends and virtually everyone we met around the time of her death…

The re-naming comes as no surprise to me… given the strong links Le Touquet has had over many, many years…

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I was surprised how many shops had pictures of the queen in their windows.

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It is good to honour those outside ones country who made a change to the world. We had it with Mandella and long may it continue if it goes just a little way to join this crazy world up a bit.

Why oh why though, it needs the ‘blessing from the king’ puts a complete damp squib on it. Nothing to do with him whatsoever.

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I think it’s the other way round (HRH gave permission), because of the crass remarks Truss made about Macron.

I think it’s a lovely idea. Didn’t the DofE go harness racing round there, at Deauville?

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perhaps it’s the wording which has possibly offended you…

I merely saw it as common courtesy (on both sides), which would be part of any proposed dedication/naming-process… the family will be contacted and discussions will ensue…

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In present times it seems a generous gesture and a kindly, friendly act towards a people who aren’t always kindly and friendly back as a nation.

It would be a surprise if the British Royal Family brand and likenesses were not legally controlled across the world to protect reputations and control associations, more than for financial gain. It would be surprising if it were possible to use the name and association of a recent monarch without legal permission from the palace.

But in any case it’s Charles mother - it’s only good manners to seek his blessing to use her name, copyright aside.

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The latter. I was helping out at my local annual mower race when Her Majesty’s death was announced and I had 4-5 different fellow volunteers tell me how sorry they were to hear of her passing as she’d been a constant in their lives too.

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‘His blessing’ - he wishes he was back in the empire days. Pompous ass. If it were me, a simple ‘The Uk is honoured and thanks the French for their recognition’ is all that is needed.

Heavens! :roll_eyes: Giving someone their blessing just means saying it’s ok. Rubbish about the empire bit. Our neighbouring farmer gives us his blessing to cut a path for walking the dog along the edge of his field.

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Yes, I did too, even though I am well known as a republican.

It is a nice gesture and I recall something similar many years ago. I had long been told that the Australians did not hold Churchill in high esteem, because of the Dardanelles disaster of WW1. Unlike his compatriates in Britain, so in 1965 when he died I was living in Sydney and on the day of his funeral many of the shops were closed with black draped tributes on display. Usually a recent photograph.

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The words “his blessing” seem to be the BBC’s (fawning?) way of describing agreement. I think it’s a bit harsh to criticise the King for that, for all I’m no fan!

But I do agree it’s an honour for both countries, and the more we can do like that, the better.

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oh dear… I think the heat might be frazzling brains…

over and out…

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Ha, yes I’m a staunch republican too and happily tell my French family and friends that at any opportunity. Nonetheless I received countless messages from people - including from our landlord and landlady - offering their condolences. I think they thought I would have been upset by the news and were surprised when they saw I was largely indifferent.

That sounds to me like some puff added by journalists. If be surprised if he actually used the word.

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As in ‘bless you my children’ ? :roll_eyes:

Followed by, ‘except…’ :rofl:

Wonder what the awful da**y fail will print, they hate the french and take every opportunity to bash them with their rag and second rate reporting

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