Thursday, 6 March 2014

Favourite Person Thursday

The nominees for Favourite Person Thursday
are
Darling lunatic of the chat show circuit 
The delightful Paloma faith 


The passionate and cute-as-button tv Zoologist Ben Garrod


Theatrical potty mouth Miriam Margolyes
and

The Queen of Tonga


And the winner is.....
THE QUEEN OF TONGA!
This week's favourite person 
Won her place in the hall of fame by virtue of a simple, and wonderfully
human gesture during the Queen's coronation Ceremony of 1953.
Queen Salote of Tonga, gave instructions that her horse carriage was to be kept open
so that the drenched crowds along the procession route could see her.
Smiling broadly, and soaked to the skin,  Salote Tupou III broke with tradition and endeared herself to a whole nation with this spontaneous and warm show of ordinariness

35 comments:

  1. Hey, I had a great time reading your website. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back.

    Regards,

    Joel
    JHouston791 gmail.com

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    1. No you didn't
      Go on
      Tell me a short paragraph that outlines my blog content
      I fucking dare you
      Xx

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    2. Yeah, Joel, that's what we call 'pop quiz time' in blogland!!

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    3. He won't be fucking dared; he's a machine.

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    4. I know!
      That's why I ranted!

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    5. That made my laugh. Cheeky mare, you tell him.

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    6. Only you could make it worth not deleting that comment.

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  2. I like The Queen of Tonga...great choice! Maybe our politicians should do more riding in the rain :)

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    1. Humility is a great virtue

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  3. Me too what a sweetie. I hope she changed her outfit for dinner though.
    By the way I could tell you about your blog. But it would be longer than a paragraph. I lurve it !

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. And she didn't even have a 'bad hair' day!

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  5. Now I want to be the Queen of Tonga, but I don't know if I have time because of my other duties as The Queen of Grammar.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hahahaha! Loved your comment

      Jo in Auckland, NZ
      (p.s. I know I left off the full stop. Teehee)

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  6. I am so glad the Queen of Tonga won. I remember the day of the Coronation and my mum simply adored that lovely lady.
    My first visit here and I love those chooks (hens). Hope you didn't mind me popping in.

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  7. What a pleasing piece of history.

    I saw a YT clip of Miriam on Graham Norton. Very funny.

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  8. I'm glad you picked the Queen of Tonga, as i picked her, too!

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  9. Miriam is a national treasure. Don't know the others, apart from the Queen of Tonga of course.

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  10. I remember the coronation & she was so popular. I came home from boarding school in Somerset & went to the palace with my mother & my hockey stick from the train & of being scared of the rear end of the mounted police horse!
    Funny things you remember!

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  11. Had never heard of Paloma Faith. Cute kid. Most impressed with Tongan Queen! I turned 4 that year and had no idea the world extended beyond my valley.

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  12. An interesting selection of favourite persons! I had not heard the story about the Queen of Tonga before. Hopefully, she didn't end up with a bad cold after that ride in the rain.

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  13. re Queen of Tonga (in Coronation procession):
    I can't resist repeating the old chestnut that a lot of people will know - When Noel Coward was asked "And who is that gentleman seated in the coach beside her?" The acerbic retort came - "Her lunch!"

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    1. thanks for that love it can not wait to repeat it

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  14. That Joel is a cheeky bugger ! Wouldn't read him even if you did put him on! Sounds like what Frances Garrood 's post was talking about the other day. I think you read her? Miriam is my favourite..last seen and laughed at on Graham Norton..she has no shame..brilliant! (GN is fab too) Have a nice weekend John. x

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  15. We had to design a fabric print for Queen Salote of Tonga at art college. I think our ( very camp ) tutor had a bit of a thing for her xx

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  16. I remember her at the Coronation. There was a popular ditty at the time that started "The Queen of Tonga, Makes her people stronger"..I will now drive myself nuts trying to remember the rest.
    Miriam I love!
    Gill

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  17. I love Palmoa Faith and Miriam. Like Frances said she was hilarious on Grayham Norton.

    X x

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  18. Hmm, if I keep on as I am, I may be eligible to be voted in as the next Queen of Tonga. I wonder how the gardening is in Tonga?

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  19. I love Paloma Faith, she also shone on Graham Norton with Hugh Bonneville, Bill Murray and Matt Damon. GN certainly knows how to bring out the best in his guests unless, they are terminally dull Americans, then there is no hope! Are you familiar with Patrick Wolf? Sometime pal of Paloma Faith and has a terrific voice. Love the Queen of Tonga, sheer class glad she won,

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  20. Love Miriam Margoyles. She was superb on Graham Norton's show and not impressed with Lily Allen (neither was I)

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    1. Allen did look rather po faced

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  21. Salote was greatly loved here in New Zealand. Her successors and the rest of her family, not so much! I adore Miriam. The other two I don't know.

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  22. i was not sure who this miriam margolyes was, so i popped over to youtube and then recognised her from harry potter but had no idea she was so sweet and funny (although she had a nice cuddly charm about her in the films). i've really enjoyed this post and comments and where it has led me.
    i don't remember how i found my way here but i love all the animals and reading about the history of your village. i shall return.
    i need to go and read up on the lovely queen of tonga now

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    1. Thank you, it's very sweet of you to comment......
      Have a look at Miriam on youtube( the Graham Norton show)
      She has an incredibly potty mouth x

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