While the Queen travels abroad to learn about horse training, unhappiness among the British elite with the devaluation of the pound involves Lord Mountbatten in a plan to oust Harold Wilson.
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The race that Queen Elizabeth attends is the 1966 Queen Alexandra Stakes, traditionally the last (and most prestigious) race on the final day of the Royal Ascot meeting. The race was won by Panic, Apprentice (owned by Her Majesty) finished second, and Valentine Day finished third. Apprentice would return to the race the next year, with the same result: second place, this time to Alciglide. See more
Though the year is specifically mentioned as being 1967, on three occasions the cars depicted are from later times - at 28:20 minutes in, the blue Lincoln Continental that Queen Elizabeth II is riding in is a Mk5 from about 1977; at 32:40 the fourth car in the convey is a black Jaguar XJ6 Series 1 released in 1968 (or the virtually identical Daimler Sovereign Series 1 from 1969); and, finally, at 22:03, while the two black Citroen DS Series III 'swivel-headlight' examples could technically be included since they were launched in late 1967, it's more likely that they would have been the earlier Series II single-headlight variety. See more
It's absurd. That a man of Lord Mountbatten's achievements, Supreme Allied Commander for South East Asia, one of the chief architects of the invasion of occupied Europe, which, incidentally, won us the war, should be told by a man who's achieved what? Nothing. Broken his promises, crippled the economy, run this great country into the ground... .that he, Mountbatten, is surplus to requirements? It's not absurd. It's obscene.
But where one door closes, another opens. "There is ...
Auld Lang Syne
Written by Robert Burns See more