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"elizabeth boardman" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

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08:00 min | 2 months ago

"elizabeth boardman" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Of ways it feels lived in. I was just paul moral and it is in the middle of nowhere. You gotta drive a long way. You do need to drive at park your car and your walk a long way. And then you see this. Big house and tourist connects go into one room in the actual house. Yes but it's a pretty impressive room. It is beautiful as you said. It was queen victoria and prince albert. Who actually bought balmoral personally. And it's very much the Summer vacation that's member of the royal score in the to do and this is where you'll see often see photographs with prince charles and his kilt and they go to the to the highland games as well which is very close by but they totally embrace as queen victoria. Did i ever. Since they've had sort of an affinity for scottish traditional culture themes like definite lame and in fact just outside. Balmoral is where you've got cry. Kirk which is the local church so if you ever wanted to try and see the royals and you happen to be up there during the summer. Go to the church every sunday. Put on your best kill show. You'll knees and go and see the your knee and outdoor holiday for the royals better. The shooting yeah and you know while the tourist pale out of money and drive a long way to get there and you only see one room in the palace itself. There's out buildings that are very interesting. And they're put together nicely as a museum for the family and so on and it comes with a very good audio guide. And i thought it was a good experience to see borough and i didn't even have a chance to go to church with the queen on this this occasion elizabeth boardman from bath. And paul guests from belfast. Telling us about the role of the british royal fab and what you can learn about them when you visit the uk on travel with rick steves. Let's finish this discussion with just a moment a member you've got maybe from your childhood about the royals and why even in this modern day and age you still are thankful that england has a royal family. Paul the memory that sticks out in my mind is Is in nineteen seventy seven the silver jubilee queen's silver jubilee street parties all tables laid out union jacks hung in all obtain out treats for the kids and games and that's probably my royal memory whatever silva how many years twenty twenty five louis and that was almost fifty years ago long range that is it. Why would you and liz. What's a member you've got about the royal. I think i'm very lucky. I i live in an area where it's not uncommon to see the royals prince charles and camilla prince. Charles has a private highs which is called highgrove at a place called tetbury which is close by to bath and even now Prince charles and camilla. Duchess of cornwall. They will actually turn on the christmas lights for the time and is quite a coup because every tired in and city in the in the uk trying get someone a celebrity turn on their christmas lights but for us to get royals israeli quite a nice cool and if that recently i was walking with my dog along the canals fairly close by and i was aware of a lady in front of me and this public footpaths that we've got many of in the uk actually boarders a private house of camilla's and we happen to get to a point together and it was camilla and she looked at me and she looked at my dog and she just said an paula for the impression. Some looks like they've had a very good time. I think she was talking about the dog because he had actually been in. The canal looked like a drain rat. But it was. You can get those moments of up close and personal with the royal family and we're never going to be able to just on the door and go in for a cup of tea as we would like to but they do try and make themselves accessible so for many british people actually having a moment close by. The royals is quite a special moment. Looks like the camilla good impression. Thank you so much. I've learned a lot about your royal family. Thank you find out when the public gets to view the royal family's art collection. It's a program extra you can hear on our website. Rick steves dot com slash radio here. How russian royals shift european culture to siberia. That's next on travel with rick steves. Hey i'm rick steves and i love art and in my new book. Europe's top one hundred masterpieces. I share my favorites with gorgeous photos and vivid descriptions. It's all in europe's top one hundred masterpieces art for the traveler. It's available now at rick. Steves dot com. Siberia has a reputation as a vast called often bleak terrain with an often tragic history just beneath the surface but sophie roberts mission to search for the grand pianos that were shipped to remote corners of siberia centuries ago gave her a chance to see a more intimate side of the russian interior and it sparked east. She describes her journey about searching for a fitting piano to take care of promising musician in mongolia in her book. Last pianos of siberia sophie. Thanks for joining us. Thanks rich pleasure to be on the show. Siberia is this vast land. What twenty percent of the land on the whole planet and i. It's it's sort of an area where you don't cross a border and says you're in siberia it's just this vast eastern hinterland of the russian empire and the soviet union. It's got a nickname as the prison without a roof. A place of exile and banishment. Talk just a minute before. We get into pianos about siberia as this eastern extension of both czarist russia and the soviet union. Yes indeed is loose description am chekhov said it best when he was there in the eighteen ninety s and he talked about it beginning summer. Nick berg which is a city in a euro mountains and ending. This is a wonderful phrase. Governess knows where. I took that to be kamchatka right out into the pacific. It's huge. it's fast it. Was this great prison without roof. Eighteen o one to nineteen seventeen when talking about a million subject spanish to siberia Penal xl system and then the gulag system from one thousand nine hundred thousand nine hundred fifty three. We're talking about two point. Seven million forced laborers dying in the soviet gulag unreliable numbers unthinkable numbers. You you can't put a face or of word to describe how unfathomable that really is. But when i started to look for pianos and i started to search for the human stories in those numbers. I discovered something else. What is music. And what do piano tuner great piano is have to do with this vast gulag zone of the czarist russia and the soviet union. Well it was very interesting because what happened was under casting. The great it began with her and picked up. Pace into the nineteenth century is an incredible piano mania in european russia so in saint petersburg and moscow. They couldn't make pianos quick enough. When franz liszt comes to play in eighteen forty two in saint petersburg is described. As a modern day rock concert people grabbing it lists had picking up the cherry pips that he spitting from his mouth to wear them as amulets. So this is fever for pianos. In one of the the nineteenth century critics talks about how in a block of one hundred apartments. Ninety-three would have pianos the piano. Tuners couldn't satisfy demand. Fast enough also happened. Who has these instruments started to move across those euros into siberia with governors with exiles with mavericks with misfits dragging them on sledges. We're talking.

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"elizabeth boardman" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

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07:57 min | 2 months ago

"elizabeth boardman" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Italy. Today's travel with rick. Steves francis maes tells us how the local piazza is an important part of adult vita and sophie. Roberts tells us about her adventure to find decent piano for musical prodigy in mongolia by searching for the last pianos of siberia will hear about that in just a bit kings and queens with real power are a relic of the past in europe. Most of them today play ceremonial figurehead roles limited by their constitutions in britain pulls tell us most people are more or less supportive of the role. The windsors play as their royal family. Their lives are a regular beat for the british press and there are many elegance stops in british tourism connected to the queen and her family. Paul guest was an electrician on her majesty's royal yacht britannia when he was in the royal navy today. He works as a tour. Guide based in belfast. He's joined by. Elizabeth boardman a tour guide from bath not far from london. They're here to help us. Americans better understand the royals. In britain by the way our interviews recorded just prior to the global pandemic shutdowns liz. Paul thanks for joining us. Thank you very much right because if it's an interesting thing for us there's still kings and queens and in belgium and the netherlands spain over scandinavia. But they really have little power. But what's the purpose. Why do you. Brits willingly tax money to have kings and queens and princes printing around your country. I know that's a question that we always get asked his guides when we're doing our tours and yet one of the questions i always ask for members is put your hands up if you came on this tour just because we have a royal family. No one ever does that. We've got so much more to offer but the royal family are a big attraction for us as well because immediately. I'm sure if we just said prince charles prince william prince harry. Everyone has a visual of who they are because of the world media but for us as british citizens. It's a lot more than that. We're very personal about them. If we were to believe the Recent opinion polls approximately eighty eight percents of the british public are in favor of royal family which is quite surprising considering everyone still coming out of a depression and financial difficulties a hard but we like having the royals whether something actually practical about it and heavy responsibility to be a royal. Because do all the ceremonial stuff. I mean it's almost a fulltime job to be cutting edge hospitals and in the united states. We don't have anybody to do the ceremonial stuff except our politicians and in britain you can kind of divide. It threw the ceremonial stuff and politicians do the legislating. Yeah it's shared out between the royals. It's judy the of a sheduled which Follow i just want to reiterate what elizabeth sand and what what i think is It's a low for the royal family. I think we actually do love having a royal family On top of the huge amount of interest abroad and and brings in tourism and an income for the country to your heritage is sort of a celebration of england. Yeah goosebumps jurist. It's it's very interesting. So they are limited by the constitution so Do they have any political power at all. If a if a royal had a strong feeling about something what would they do. The house been royals of mid their feelings known especially prince charles on certain subjects. But as far as i'm aware they are told to sort of rain in a little bit on. Keep their opinions to themselves. So let's have a quick review of the royal family these days. Of course we've got queen elizabeth. She's getting old but she seems to be Still the metal name is did you of edinburgh also known as prince philip prince philip in their children so the eldest is prince charles who will be on next monarch followed by his sister. Princess own followed by his brother prince andrew. I'm also also a further brother. Who is prince edward. So all of these people are healthy and still in public Very match very much in the next generation. There's probably a lot of nieces and nephews. There is many nieces. And as we're speaking at the moment we've got three kings and one queen in waiting to go on the throne. What does that mean well. Basically what it means the next person in line for the throne when the queen dies will be prince. Charles right that will then be followed. By prince william his eldest son then prince william's eldest son prince george. Okay then we have his prince william's daughter princess charlotte. So i said that makes sense when the eldest son know if charles had an older daughter would she be next in line or is it still the old fashioned. Still be william. But when william and kate. Kate middleton who is william's wife when they were expecting prince george the eldest son. The law was changed if owner. So they couldn't grandfathered in but yeah grandfathered in so to speak the before the child was born. They changed the law. So they how that's historic it's historic. Donner gets the same rights in the lineage jackson. As it turned out they had prince george. But if prince george's had been girl it would have been a queen. Wow this is travel. With rick steves. We're talking the royal center joined by two english citizens. Both who seem to be fans at the royals. You don't strike me. As particularly conservative people and it's eighty percent of the brits are like celebrate tavern royal. We've got liz boardman and paul guest. When we travelled to england a big part of our visit is citing. And you see the changing of the guard at buckingham palace. so liz. how do we know when there's a change guard because it's not every day it's not every day just look online we have what's called royal dot uk. And because i i remember in the old days it was like every other day as long as it's not raining or something the weather can make an kind of influence for and also if we're having any state visit. Yeah so check on that and guidebooks. We'll tell you where to stand when to beware. But it's a procession that goes several hundred yards and its military parade and it's If you wanted to see the gods themselves and as you said the normally accompanied with a band with them on horses as well. It's it's one of the typical spectacles of coming to london. You're leading for a few days. There's a very good chance in the morning you'll see the mounted parade going up to the palace the extra changing of the guard. You're going to be pushed against that iron railing and it's hard see it actually. Is the topic victoria monument. That's very good. Tiff actually just get the elevated view. But the only thing i would say i'm normally the changing of the guard is around about eleven o'clock in the morning you would need to be in place for an hour beforehand. I love stepping out of my bed and breakfast. And hailing a taxi one of those beautiful cabs in london. Those black cabs and saying buckingham palace. I'll do you realize they think you're off to a garden party within the palace or okay. So we've talked about buckingham palace Great opportunity for travelers. Just outside of london is windsor palace. Paul is it worth the trouble to go out of lending to see windsor palace. Definitely i think any of the places outside. London linked to the royals are. They're all west vein. Which are those places. Got windsor sandringham. Balmoral some retreat for royal family now winter's classic palace experience. You've got the maze. You've got the big dollhouse you've got all sorts of beautiful things to check out when you go there and a lot.

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"elizabeth boardman" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

05:16 min | 2 months ago

"elizabeth boardman" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Kings and queens with real power are a relic of the past in europe. Most of them today play ceremonial figurehead roles limited by their constitutions in britain pulls tell us most people are more or less supportive of the role. The windsors play as their royal family. Their lives are a regular beat for the british press and there are many elegance stops in british tourism connected to the queen and her family. Paul guest was an electrician on her majesty's royal yacht britannia when he was in the royal navy today. He works as a tour. Guide based in belfast. He's joined by. Elizabeth boardman a tour guide from bath not far from london. They're here to help us. Americans better understand the royals. In britain by the way our interviews recorded just prior to the global pandemic shutdowns liz. Paul thanks for joining us. Thank you very much right because if it's an interesting thing for us there's still kings and queens and in belgium and the netherlands spain over scandinavia. But they really have little power. But what's the purpose. Why do you. Brits willingly tax money to have kings and queens and princes printing around your country. I know that's a question that we always get asked his guides when we're doing our tours and yet one of the questions i always ask for members is put your hands up if you came on this tour just because we have a royal family. No one ever does that. We've got so much more to offer but the royal family are a big attraction for us as well because immediately. I'm sure if we just said prince charles prince william prince harry. Everyone has a visual of who they are because of the world media but for us as british citizens. It's a lot more than that. We're very personal about them. If we were to believe the <hes>. Recent opinion polls approximately eighty eight percents of the british public are in favor of royal family which is quite surprising considering everyone still coming out of a depression and financial difficulties a hard but we like having the royals whether something actually practical about it and heavy responsibility to be a royal. Because do all the ceremonial stuff. I mean it's almost a fulltime job to be cutting edge hospitals and in the united states. We don't have anybody to do the ceremonial stuff except our politicians and in britain you can kind of divide. It threw the ceremonial stuff and politicians do the legislating. Yeah it's shared out between the royals. It's judy the of a sheduled which <hes>. Follow i just want to reiterate what elizabeth sand and what what i think is <hes>. It's a low for the royal family. I think we actually do love having a royal family <hes>. On top of the huge amount of interest abroad and and brings in tourism and an income for the country to your heritage is sort of a celebration of england. Yeah goosebumps jurist. It's it's very interesting. So they are limited by the constitution so <hes>. Do they have any political power at all. If a if a royal had a strong feeling about something what would they do. The house been royals of mid their feelings known especially prince charles on certain subjects. But as far as i'm aware they are told to sort of rain in a little bit on. Keep their opinions to themselves. So let's have a quick review of the royal family these days. Of course we've got queen elizabeth. She's getting old but she seems to be <hes>. Still the metal name is did you of edinburgh also known as prince philip prince philip in their children so the eldest is prince charles who will be on next monarch followed by his sister. Princess own followed by his brother prince andrew. I'm also also a further brother. Who is prince edward. So all of these people are healthy and still in public <hes>. Very match very much in the next generation. There's probably a lot of nieces and nephews. There is many nieces. And as we're speaking at the moment we've got three kings and one queen in waiting to go on the throne. What does that mean well. Basically what it means the next person in line for the throne when the queen dies will be prince. Charles right that will then be followed. By prince william his eldest son then prince william's eldest son prince george. Okay then we have his prince william's daughter princess charlotte. So i said that makes sense when the eldest son know if charles had an older daughter would she be next in line or is it still the old fashioned. Still be william. But when william and kate. Kate middleton who is william's wife when they were expecting prince george the eldest son. The law was changed if owner. So they couldn't grandfathered in but yeah grandfathered in so to speak the before the child was born. They changed the law. So they how that's historic it's historic. Donner gets the same rights in the lineage jackson. As it turned out they had prince george. But if prince george's had been girl it would have been a queen. Wow

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UK Royals

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05:16 min | 2 months ago

UK Royals

"Kings and queens with real power are a relic of the past in europe. Most of them today play ceremonial figurehead roles limited by their constitutions in britain pulls tell us most people are more or less supportive of the role. The windsors play as their royal family. Their lives are a regular beat for the british press and there are many elegance stops in british tourism connected to the queen and her family. Paul guest was an electrician on her majesty's royal yacht britannia when he was in the royal navy today. He works as a tour. Guide based in belfast. He's joined by. Elizabeth boardman a tour guide from bath not far from london. They're here to help us. Americans better understand the royals. In britain by the way our interviews recorded just prior to the global pandemic shutdowns liz. Paul thanks for joining us. Thank you very much right because if it's an interesting thing for us there's still kings and queens and in belgium and the netherlands spain over scandinavia. But they really have little power. But what's the purpose. Why do you. Brits willingly tax money to have kings and queens and princes printing around your country. I know that's a question that we always get asked his guides when we're doing our tours and yet one of the questions i always ask for members is put your hands up if you came on this tour just because we have a royal family. No one ever does that. We've got so much more to offer but the royal family are a big attraction for us as well because immediately. I'm sure if we just said prince charles prince william prince harry. Everyone has a visual of who they are because of the world media but for us as british citizens. It's a lot more than that. We're very personal about them. If we were to believe the Recent opinion polls approximately eighty eight percents of the british public are in favor of royal family which is quite surprising considering everyone still coming out of a depression and financial difficulties a hard but we like having the royals whether something actually practical about it and heavy responsibility to be a royal. Because do all the ceremonial stuff. I mean it's almost a fulltime job to be cutting edge hospitals and in the united states. We don't have anybody to do the ceremonial stuff except our politicians and in britain you can kind of divide. It threw the ceremonial stuff and politicians do the legislating. Yeah it's shared out between the royals. It's judy the of a sheduled which Follow i just want to reiterate what elizabeth sand and what what i think is It's a low for the royal family. I think we actually do love having a royal family On top of the huge amount of interest abroad and and brings in tourism and an income for the country to your heritage is sort of a celebration of england. Yeah goosebumps jurist. It's it's very interesting. So they are limited by the constitution so Do they have any political power at all. If a if a royal had a strong feeling about something what would they do. The house been royals of mid their feelings known especially prince charles on certain subjects. But as far as i'm aware they are told to sort of rain in a little bit on. Keep their opinions to themselves. So let's have a quick review of the royal family these days. Of course we've got queen elizabeth. She's getting old but she seems to be Still the metal name is did you of edinburgh also known as prince philip prince philip in their children so the eldest is prince charles who will be on next monarch followed by his sister. Princess own followed by his brother prince andrew. I'm also also a further brother. Who is prince edward. So all of these people are healthy and still in public Very match very much in the next generation. There's probably a lot of nieces and nephews. There is many nieces. And as we're speaking at the moment we've got three kings and one queen in waiting to go on the throne. What does that mean well. Basically what it means the next person in line for the throne when the queen dies will be prince. Charles right that will then be followed. By prince william his eldest son then prince william's eldest son prince george. Okay then we have his prince william's daughter princess charlotte. So i said that makes sense when the eldest son know if charles had an older daughter would she be next in line or is it still the old fashioned. Still be william. But when william and kate. Kate middleton who is william's wife when they were expecting prince george the eldest son. The law was changed if owner. So they couldn't grandfathered in but yeah grandfathered in so to speak the before the child was born. They changed the law. So they how that's historic it's historic. Donner gets the same rights in the lineage jackson. As it turned out they had prince george. But if prince george's had been girl it would have been a queen. Wow

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"elizabeth boardman" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

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05:15 min | 2 months ago

"elizabeth boardman" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Kings and queens with real power are a relic of the past in europe. Most of them today play ceremonial figurehead roles limited by their constitutions in britain pulls tell us most people are more or less supportive of the role. The windsors play as their royal family. Their lives are a regular beat for the british press and there are many elegance stops in british tourism connected to the queen and her family. Paul guest was an electrician on her majesty's royal yacht britannia when he was in the royal navy today. He works as a tour. Guide based in belfast. He's joined by. Elizabeth boardman a tour guide from bath not far from london. They're here to help us. Americans better understand the royals. In britain by the way our interviews recorded just prior to the global pandemic shutdowns liz. Paul thanks for joining us. Thank you very much right because if it's an interesting thing for us there's still kings and queens and in belgium and the netherlands spain over scandinavia. But they really have little power. But what's the purpose. Why do you. Brits willingly tax money to have kings and queens and princes printing around your country. I know that's a question that we always get asked his guides when we're doing our tours and yet one of the questions i always ask for members is put your hands up if you came on this tour just because we have a royal family. No one ever does that. We've got so much more to offer but the royal family are a big attraction for us as well because immediately. I'm sure if we just said prince charles prince william prince harry. Everyone has a visual of who they are because of the world media but for us as british citizens. It's a lot more than that. We're very personal about them. If we were to believe the <hes>. Recent opinion polls approximately eighty eight percents of the british public are in favor of royal family which is quite surprising considering everyone still coming out of a depression and financial difficulties a hard but we like having the royals whether something actually practical about it and heavy responsibility to be a royal. Because do all the ceremonial stuff. I mean it's almost a fulltime job to be cutting edge hospitals and in the united states. We don't have anybody to do the ceremonial stuff except our politicians and in britain you can kind of divide. It threw the ceremonial stuff and politicians do the legislating. Yeah it's shared out between the royals. It's judy the of a sheduled which <hes>. Follow i just want to reiterate what elizabeth sand and what what i think is <hes>. It's a low for the royal family. I think we actually do love having a royal family <hes>. On top of the huge amount of interest abroad and and brings in tourism and an income for the country to your heritage is sort of a celebration of england. Yeah goosebumps jurist. It's it's very interesting. So they are limited by the constitution so <hes>. Do they have any political power at all. If a if a royal had a strong feeling about something what would they do. The house been royals of mid their feelings known especially prince charles on certain subjects. But as far as i'm aware they are told to sort of rain in a little bit on. Keep their opinions to themselves. So let's have a quick review of the royal family these days. Of course we've got queen elizabeth. She's getting old but she seems to be <hes>. Still the metal name is did you of edinburgh also known as prince philip prince philip in their children so the eldest is prince charles who will be on next monarch followed by his sister. Princess own followed by his brother prince andrew. I'm also also a further brother. Who is prince edward. So all of these people are healthy and still in public <hes>. Very match very much in the next generation. There's probably a lot of nieces and nephews. There is many nieces. And as we're speaking at the moment we've got three kings and one queen in waiting to go on the throne. What does that mean well. Basically what it means the next person in line for the throne when the queen dies will be prince. Charles right that will then be followed. By prince william his eldest son then prince william's eldest son prince george. Okay then we have his prince william's daughter princess charlotte. So i said that makes sense when the eldest son know if charles had an older daughter would she be next in line or is it still the old fashioned. Still be william. But when william and kate. Kate middleton who is william's wife when they were expecting prince george the eldest son. The law was changed if owner. So they couldn't grandfathered in but yeah grandfathered in so to speak the before the child was born. They changed the law. So they how that's historic it's historic. Donner gets the same rights in the lineage jackson. As it turned out they had prince george. But if prince george's had been girl it would have been a queen.

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UK Royals

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05:15 min | 2 months ago

UK Royals

"Kings and queens with real power are a relic of the past in europe. Most of them today play ceremonial figurehead roles limited by their constitutions in britain pulls tell us most people are more or less supportive of the role. The windsors play as their royal family. Their lives are a regular beat for the british press and there are many elegance stops in british tourism connected to the queen and her family. Paul guest was an electrician on her majesty's royal yacht britannia when he was in the royal navy today. He works as a tour. Guide based in belfast. He's joined by. Elizabeth boardman a tour guide from bath not far from london. They're here to help us. Americans better understand the royals. In britain by the way our interviews recorded just prior to the global pandemic shutdowns liz. Paul thanks for joining us. Thank you very much right because if it's an interesting thing for us there's still kings and queens and in belgium and the netherlands spain over scandinavia. But they really have little power. But what's the purpose. Why do you. Brits willingly tax money to have kings and queens and princes printing around your country. I know that's a question that we always get asked his guides when we're doing our tours and yet one of the questions i always ask for members is put your hands up if you came on this tour just because we have a royal family. No one ever does that. We've got so much more to offer but the royal family are a big attraction for us as well because immediately. I'm sure if we just said prince charles prince william prince harry. Everyone has a visual of who they are because of the world media but for us as british citizens. It's a lot more than that. We're very personal about them. If we were to believe the Recent opinion polls approximately eighty eight percents of the british public are in favor of royal family which is quite surprising considering everyone still coming out of a depression and financial difficulties a hard but we like having the royals whether something actually practical about it and heavy responsibility to be a royal. Because do all the ceremonial stuff. I mean it's almost a fulltime job to be cutting edge hospitals and in the united states. We don't have anybody to do the ceremonial stuff except our politicians and in britain you can kind of divide. It threw the ceremonial stuff and politicians do the legislating. Yeah it's shared out between the royals. It's judy the of a sheduled which Follow i just want to reiterate what elizabeth sand and what what i think is It's a low for the royal family. I think we actually do love having a royal family On top of the huge amount of interest abroad and and brings in tourism and an income for the country to your heritage is sort of a celebration of england. Yeah goosebumps jurist. It's it's very interesting. So they are limited by the constitution so Do they have any political power at all. If a if a royal had a strong feeling about something what would they do. The house been royals of mid their feelings known especially prince charles on certain subjects. But as far as i'm aware they are told to sort of rain in a little bit on. Keep their opinions to themselves. So let's have a quick review of the royal family these days. Of course we've got queen elizabeth. She's getting old but she seems to be Still the metal name is did you of edinburgh also known as prince philip prince philip in their children so the eldest is prince charles who will be on next monarch followed by his sister. Princess own followed by his brother prince andrew. I'm also also a further brother. Who is prince edward. So all of these people are healthy and still in public Very match very much in the next generation. There's probably a lot of nieces and nephews. There is many nieces. And as we're speaking at the moment we've got three kings and one queen in waiting to go on the throne. What does that mean well. Basically what it means the next person in line for the throne when the queen dies will be prince. Charles right that will then be followed. By prince william his eldest son then prince william's eldest son prince george. Okay then we have his prince william's daughter princess charlotte. So i said that makes sense when the eldest son know if charles had an older daughter would she be next in line or is it still the old fashioned. Still be william. But when william and kate. Kate middleton who is william's wife when they were expecting prince george the eldest son. The law was changed if owner. So they couldn't grandfathered in but yeah grandfathered in so to speak the before the child was born. They changed the law. So they how that's historic it's historic. Donner gets the same rights in the lineage jackson. As it turned out they had prince george. But if prince george's had been girl it would have been a queen.

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"elizabeth boardman" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"The book is chasing, new horizons inside the epoch first mission to Pluto. Thank you so much for joining us and best wishes with your work. Thanks, rick. Coming back to earth. Fine place to enjoy the beauty of our planet is in the lovely gardens. You can enjoy in, in around London to expert guides from England. Join us to take your calls at eight seven seven three three three Rick, let's explore the gardens of lend next on travel with Rick steves. I think one of the great pleasures of our. Good earth is enjoying the beauty in appreciating. All the hard work that goes into making a great garden display. The English seemed to have perfected gardening into a fine art. I bring green spaces that everyone can enjoy. Right into the heart of the city. That's why lend in is so appreciated for really top notch public gardens and botanical collections tour guides. Elizabeth? Boardman janey Carmichael China's now with their expert advice on gardens that you should plan to visit next time you're in London. They'll take your calls in just a bid at eight seven seven three three, three seven four to five. Gene lists. Thanks for being here. Thank you. I just love this notion that London is that massive city but it also claims to be the greenest city and all of Europe, possibly in the world trick. Full T seven percent of London's area is green space Greenspace, and we have three thousand gardens. These are not just parks, but these are gardens because from my experience the English love to guard. We live on gardens. Right. We tend to compare ourselves with all gardens as Americans with a cause. I like that. Well, that's pretty impressive because we love our cars, so Dini if you're thinking about a great example of garden, somebody might want to visit to make their visit to London a little more fragrant and relaxing. What would it be? Well, one of my very favorite gardens is the Chelsea physic- garden. Have you ever been met? No, Chelsea physic- guard. Yes. It's on the river Thames on it was founded in the seventeenth century.

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08:54 min | 1 year ago

"elizabeth boardman" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Coming back to earth fine place to enjoy the beauty of our planet is in the lovely gardens. You can enjoy in and around London to expert guides from England. Join us to take your calls at eight seven seven three three three Rick. Let's explore the gardens of London next on travel with Rick steves. I think one of the great pleasures of our good earth is enjoying the beauty in appreciating all the hard work that goes into making a great garden display. The English seemed to have perfected gardening into a fine. Art. I like how they bring green spaces that everyone can enjoy right into the heart of the city. That's why London is so appreciated for really top notch public gardens and botanical collections tour guides. Elizabeth Boardman and Jeannie Carmichael joins us now with their expert advice on gardens that you should plan to visit next time. You're in London. They'll take your calls in just a bid at eight seven seven three three three seven four to five genie enlists, thanks for being here. Thank you. I just love this notion that London is at massive city. But it also claims to be the greenest city in all of Europe possibly in the wilderness. Full T seven percent of London's area is Greenspace Greenspace, and we have three thousand gardens. These are not just parks, but these are gardens because from my experience the English love to garden. We live on gardens rank. We tend to compare ourselves with all gardens as Americans with a cause. I like that. Well, that's pretty impressive because we love our cars, so Dini if you're thinking about a great example of garden, somebody might want to visit to make their visit to London a little more fragrant, and relaxing mobile to be one of my very favorite cotton's is the Chelsea physic- garden have you ever been no Chelsea physic- guard. Yes, it's on the river Thames on it was founded in the seventeenth century as a place where doctors could come and learn about different medicinal plants and herbs and all of these constant hopes are labeled, and it tells you they useful full what. As a tourist. We would go in there and mood. See these just like three hundred years ago doctors would sit here and you'd see them labelled about what their name is. And then what medicinal purposes it is fascinating that has beautiful and where was that? That's uninsured Elsie on the river. Okay. It's five minutes. We'll see from where the Chelsea flower show is for the Chelsea physic- fizzing. Liz, what's another garden? We might want to be aware of when our trip to London. Well, I think many of us you've probably heard of the Royal tonic gardens, but these are also known as q gardens and Q Gaudens is one of these visits that you can do anytime of the m in the spring. They've got millions of bulbs that come into bloom, and we've got the cherry Belson tree, which is just five Bula s- to see in the summer again with his full riot of color and by the autumn it stunning. But one of the new things that they've actually created that is actually the gloss walkway eighteen meters high you cannot she get a beautiful perspective glass walkway up. That's what she Haider's that. That would be sixty feet. Yes. It's two hundred meters long and you're looking down on some of the host chestnut. Trees some of the oak trees, a completely different perspective. I love that. Now is that in the opener is that under a glass, thus in the open older? But again with Q gones, we tend to think of those beautiful Victorian greenhouses to gloss highs go in there. And it's a it's a trip to the. Picks. Exactly, again, another reason why all season beautifully warm in there. So in the in the dreary dead of winter. About to cue from London easy to pretend you're in the Caribbean. Greenhouse has I remember there is a water lilies section. There is carnivorous plants. And there's just this very very humid mucky hide tropical thick that's his transporting you to a different side of London and a different perspective with with Al gardens. Not the type of thing that we tend to oversee we can grow ourselves. But to be able to see them we've got the Victorians to Glenn Beck Victorian times one hundred and fifty years ago, and it gives you distant inkling of how sophisticated Victorian society was tuned into the world and nature and science. They were definitely in connection with us today. You know, we have really prints the Queen Victoria's husband to thank a lot for some of the magnificent gardens and throughout the UK the operations that we have as well. So when we think of Victorian times in Victoria ruled a long long time how many years seventy years or something seventy if not she she died just around the turn of the century. Right. Eighteen hundred the last half of the teen. Hundreds Victorian a great tip. When you go to Q gardens is. To pick up the seasonal sheet in the beginning. So you know, what's blooming now sends on what month where you really wanna be exactly the beginning. We were saying it it really is a visit for all seasons. But there's gonna be things hug. Blooms Laburnum sitting there by boat. Can't you from downtown lives? Yes. You can just along the times fruitful ways. Beautiful ways the way to enter of it. It's a great place to relax and round of the in the city. We're looking at our favorite gardens and led him late now on travel with Rick steves are guides are Liz Boardman and Jeannie carbon. Ginny. What's another garden? We'd want to check out. Oh, I absolutely love Holland park Holland park. Now, I know that because I stayed in the youth hostel there. The Holland park. You. Fabulous place. It is used to watch that garden there is oftentimes a game of cricket going on. Well, it it used to be the estate of load. Holland when you stayed in the youth hostel, you remember it was built on the side of that ruin stately home which dates to the early sixteen hundred Seth right? Yeah. Okay. So what are we going to see in Holland? What is wonderful about Holland pocket? It's pumped it in different ways. The north of the park is quite wild. Then you have beautiful sort of manicured beds and lawns. But my favorite part of. It is the Koto garden in nineteen Ninety-one. Prince Charles got together with the crown prince of Japan Kyoto the city. Okay. They invited Gardiner's to come from Koto who couldn't speak a word of English, and they worked with the English gardeners and just pointed and pushed, but I bet the gardeners spoke to guard that was fine. Yes. Now, they've created the most exquisite Japanese garden this travel with Rick steves. Celebrating the gardens of London we've been to Chelsea physic- garden, Holland park garden and Q garden, we're joined by guides genie Carmichael and Liz Boardman. Our phone number's eight seven seven three three three seven four to five and Linda's calling in from Rochester. And Minnesota Linda have you enjoyed any of the gardens in London. I have I've enjoy all the gardens in the UK wreck. My question would be I was surprised by a hidden waterfall in Regent's park and the roses at the Queen Mary's garden the roses weren't blew me. And I was there in may. So what's the best time to see the roses in bloom? I would say June on some years ago. I was lucky enough to lead to the American rose society. And they said to me that those were some of the most beautiful roses they had ever seen in where exactly were those that's in Regent's park in the Queen Mary rose gardens, so June July. But of course, as you know, it depends on the weather doesn't it though. There's a rose garden. Even in Hyde Park, also kind of close to Harrods on that size, and you'll you'll see this, and it's just lining the road, and you can pop in there, and it's a delightful place. I I used to buy my takeaway lunch from Herod San I would eat it in the rose garden near night park. It was wonderful. When you go to London and you're interested in flowers. I think the Chelsea flower show is is quite a hit. I've been there two years and in a role and one thing I learned is if you join the Chelsea organization, you can get in as a member, and you get a monthly magazine even mail it to the states and the money then goes to support a good. 'cause the first time I went I was on sensory overload between the, smells and the sights the colors had never been to anything like it. It's worth knowing about the Chelsea flower show, if you love flowers, and it's it's probably like nothing you've ever seen. It's nothing like you've ever seen. And then as a member there are also other flower shows, if you're in the country through different times of the year that the car gets you in many times for free is the Chelsea flower show. Just oh once a year what is the season for that sin may the second or third week in me, Linda, thanks for your call. Thank you, dean sculling. Sure. Line Washington bean. Have you been to the gardens

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