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Queens Mall Street Party

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Anniebach Fri 15-Jan-16 10:23:24

The Mall Street party to celebrate her ninetieth birthday is for tickets only costing £150 , organised by her grandson Peter Phillips company . So two parents and two children will have to pay £600 ,this rules out a large section of people .

whitewave Fri 15-Jan-16 10:25:39

Cloud cuckoo land - where do these people come from. Mind you it will keep out the riff raff like usgrin

Anniebach Fri 15-Jan-16 10:27:17

No plebs allowed grin

GillT57 Fri 15-Jan-16 10:30:50

You would have to pay me £150 to be with a mall full of strangers to celebrate the birthday of someone I have never met. Good grief.

gillybob Fri 15-Jan-16 10:33:12

Exactly Anniebach the royals all live on another planet. Peter Phillips' company supposedly bid for the contract. Yeah right.

I for one will not be celebrating the life of this over indulged family. Does her maj have a clue how much some people live on in an average week? Probably less than the cost of one bloody ticket to her party. angry

Granny23 Fri 15-Jan-16 10:37:07

What if it rains? Have they booked the nearest village hall?

M0nica Fri 15-Jan-16 10:39:25

I belong to a society thatwhich has the Queen as its patron. It has been offered a dozen tickets for just over £100 each. I was offered some and said no.

While being a staunch supporter of this country staying a monarchy. I am not sure I would have gone, even if I had been offered free tickets.

gillybob Fri 15-Jan-16 10:39:48

Yes it's called Buck palace Granny23 I am sure that's where they will all go if the weather takes a turn for the worst. grin

gillybob Fri 15-Jan-16 10:41:12

Imagine being "invited" to a party and then asked to pay £150 for the privilege of attending? I have heard of "bring a bottle" but this is plain ridiculous.

Luckylegs9 Thu 21-Jan-16 16:02:12

I wouldn't pay £150 if I was invited do they can save the stamp.

rosesarered Thu 21-Jan-16 18:11:12

If the scout hut.?

merlotgran Thu 21-Jan-16 18:18:47

Hasn't another thread been started about this? confused

The Royals often use family members to organise important events if they've got the know-how. Didn't Lord Snowdon mastermind Prince Charles' investiture?

Patrick Lichfield and Lord Snowdon were official photographers for years until the younger Royals started taking their own pics and Lady Elizabeth Anson (Lichfield's sister) has been the Queen's party planner since the sixties.

The Middletons are bound to cash in as well so I don't have a problem with Peter Phillips' involvement.

rosesarered Thu 21-Jan-16 18:37:02

Yes, I felt a bit deja vu about the thread, think there is another one somewhere.

Teetime Fri 22-Jan-16 09:56:34

If wet in the vicarage. It will be very crowded and the food will be awful- I don't think I'll go I don't mix with the hoi polloi! grin

terryb Fri 22-Jan-16 09:58:00

You all seem to be missing the point, it is NOT meant for you or me, but for the Business community, and the wealthier groups (like political pressure groups) and similar.

It will of course be highly televised and think of all the cheap publicity these groups will be getting.

I would not be surprised to see visitors from around the world 'Paying their respects',and getting their grubby hands in the trough.

I for one do not live in that world, and I suspect 95% of the rest of the UK do not either hmm

Anniebach Fri 22-Jan-16 09:59:10

It was announced on the 15th and I started this thread on the 15th, best you find the second one and complain there

ajanela Fri 22-Jan-16 10:15:00

It will cost a lot of money to put on this event. Think of the moans if the tax payer were covering the cost. How much is a ticket to the Royal variety performance and think how much people paid for the olympics and big football matches and Royal ascot to name a few.

Surely it is easier for someone the queen is comfortable with and knows the Royal "ropes" to organise the event than some big outside maybe foreign company. Brave man, think of the critisism if it goes wrong.

Stop moaning and get on and organise your street party as we did in the " good old days". The poor women is 89 and still turns up for a large number of events, chatting, smiling, shaking hands and what I most admire standing still for long periods at ceremonies .

Anniebach Fri 22-Jan-16 10:52:54

This is different to Armstrong Jones and his input into the investiture , this is a company , a business , and the queen will not be sitting in on the picnic so knowledge of Royal ropes has not a hot to do with it, what is the connection between a street party and knowing the Royal ropes ?

jack Fri 22-Jan-16 13:00:35

I'm not sure why everyone's moaning. No-one is forcing you to attend and it'll all be televised for the stay-at-homes. Nevertheless DH wants to put his name in the ballot (perhaps he's already done so) as he is 77 and thinks it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a bit national event. Why not? Cheaper than going to the opera, and you get fed too (I hope).

Maggiemaybe Fri 22-Jan-16 13:20:50

I agree with you, jack. It's not my sort of thing, but my DMIL for instance would have loved the chance to be there and would have seen it as a once in a lifetime treat. It's a not-for-profit event anyway and any surplus is going to the Queen's charities - if people want to splash out on a ticket then who's to say they shouldn't?

Many of the same arguments and grumbles were raised before the London Olympics. I was lucky enough to get tickets in the second ballot, spent much more of our savings than I should have done on a three day stay and had a fantastic time, the memories of which will live with me.

You do get fed, jack, I've just checked! Each guest will be given a hamper, and I guess it'll contain more than a mini pork pie and a couple of soggy cheese and tomato sarnies grin

janepearce6 Fri 22-Jan-16 13:21:26

I really hope it pours with rain on the day - a few will go home because they wonder why they ever agreed to such an expensive mistake. I cannot believe it was ever muted - surely anybody who wants to, can organise their own street party if they want to. Anyway what happens to traffic on the Mall - always annoying to close roads, especially in London. Bad idea, silly idea, outrageous to have even thought about it!!

merlotgran Fri 22-Jan-16 13:29:14

janepearce, I think the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations proved that nobody will care a jot if it rains. hmm

Are you always such a little ray of sunshine?

Riverwalk Fri 22-Jan-16 13:38:38

That's a bit mean janepearce shock I'm not a royalist but wouldn't wish it to rain on their parade.

I haven't looked into the finer details of all this but I somehow think it's for 'the masses' regardless of price - those who queue-up with thermos and pac-a-mac. I can't see the great and the good sitting out in The Mall having tea!

If it rains there'll be special arrangements for the likes of Cliff Richard, Joanna Lumley or whoever is lined-up.

AyjayF Fri 22-Jan-16 13:45:10

We are having Big Lunch/ Queens birthday celebration in our own street. No charge. Neighbours bring food ,drink + chat to each other ( no interest in Royal family required!)

Maggiemaybe Fri 22-Jan-16 16:20:41

Really, janepearce6? You'd want people like jack's husband to have their day spoilt? Why, exactly?

Because you don't like the monarchy/can't go yourself/are in the traffic police/don't like to see anyone else having fun?