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Ben and the Royal Baby
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:18:46 PM »
When I was out for a walk earlier I saw @Ben A looking frozen standing opposite Windsor castle waiting to do his piece to camera.  I hope someone got him a hot drink.

I guess we are going to be invaded over the next week by press and "Royalty Obsessed" punters. :doh:

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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 11:27:15 AM »
New Royal Train to be announced?
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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 11:28:36 AM »
New Royal Train to be announced?

Yes made by BRIO  :D

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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 12:04:17 PM »
I suppose 24 hour coverage of his first nappy will make a change from May / Corbyn etc on Brexit, or maybe much the same content  :-[
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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 12:15:44 PM »
Neatly sidestepping the potential political content, all I can say is that Mrs Bealman is dead interested, and watching stuff, but so far, no Ben Ando  ;) ;D
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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 12:19:45 PM »
Neatly sidestepping the potential political content, all I can say is that Mrs Bealman is dead interested, and watching stuff, but so far, no Ben Ando  ;) ;D

They are thawing him out  :D

I suspect Ben was on cover for any news coverage for the holiday and it looks like the newsreaders and royal coverage team who have taken over.

I will take a walk later and see if he is there.


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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 12:22:21 PM »
 :laughabovepost:

He'd be gone by now surely!  ;D
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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 12:30:47 PM »
I suppose 24 hour coverage of his first nappy

For a moment I thought you were talking about Ben, then I mentally replayed the images I saw earlier on the Japanese news but ignored due to being otherwise preoccupied and surmise the Ginger One's missus has dropped a sprog?
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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2019, 12:56:43 PM »
royal watchers are reported to be gathering around Windsor post office in the hope of seeing daddy collect his first family allowance cheque  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2019, 12:57:00 PM »
Years ago when a royal baby was born my dad would say "another mouth to feed" ,
(expletive deleted) however I wish them well.

Wouldnt it be a hoot if the baby  took after his granny......(Not Diana!)

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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 06:44:59 AM »
Hard enough getting your mouth round the name....

Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor....

Ok  :worried:
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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2019, 07:47:54 AM »
Living in Windsor, a castle insider explained the name as follows.

Archi as in Arch(Duke) and not Archibald - remember they are all Batten-bergs

Harrison as in Son of Harry


So the name reads

"This important one is the son of Harry and is a Mountbatten-Windsor"  a touch of Game of Thrones don't you think.

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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2019, 08:00:57 AM »
Thanks!

Better than one gushing commentator here in Oz who reckoned the Harrison bit was 'cos Megan was mates with Harrison Ford and Harry and William have had cameo roles in a Star Wars movie  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2019, 09:58:51 AM »
Re name of baby,in Blackadder Goes Forth , Blackadder asked Baldrick if he knew how WW1 started,
and Baldrick replied "  A bloke called Archie Duke shot an ostrich cos he was hungry.........."

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Re: Ben and the Royal Baby
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2019, 01:45:15 PM »

Hello all,

Yes, a pleasant afternoon at Windsor and nice to see a familiar face!

I was sent because the BBC has so many outlets interesting in the Royals that the specialist Royal correspondents don't have the bandwidth to serve them all.

So I did BBC News Channel, some radio, BBC Focus on Africa, BBC World and BBC Arabic!!

But enough of work - now back to the trains!!

Cheers

Ben



 

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