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Old 09-22-2018, 05:57 AM   #41
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This is a valid point. Especially during WW2, the Royal Family was held up as a model of English virtues (conveniently forgetting the pre-war pro-Nazi sentiments of Edward VII and many members other the upper crust).
Edward VII died in May 1910. I expect you meant Edward VIII.

I recently read Princes At War by Deborah Cadbury (ISBN 978-1408845080), which was based on research including access to George VI's war diary. It was a good read: I recommend it to anyone who is interested in this stuff.

Edward VIII's pro-Nazism was not confined to sentiments and did not end when the war started. He did things that they could have had him shot for, including disclosing war plans to the enemy, deserting his post, collaboration, and conspiracy to defect. Everything that we have darkly suspected since the Seventies is true, and more.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:06 AM   #42
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And this is the 21st century, I'm sure she has both Kevlar and a handgun under those bulky coats.
I expect you are right about the armour, but I doubt that her protective detail would encourage the handgun.

Here is footage of what happened when shots were fired in the presence of Prince Charles (in Sydney in 1994): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e_GoHngOIE. The bloke in the greyish-pink tie at 0:10 is HRH's personal bodyguard; all the rest of the chaps in dark suits who jump the gunman are bystanders, including the premier of New South Wales and the Australian of the Year award recipient who was there to receive his honour. The police arrive at 0:16, probably intent on saving the perpetrator from the crowd.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:28 AM   #43
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What sort of iron does Elizabeth pack? I know she's good with a deer rifle…
And with a shotgun. I suppose that she has packed it in now, but she used to shoot more often than she stalked, and trained her own retrievers.
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:35 AM   #44
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And with a shotgun. I suppose that she has packed it in now, but she used to shoot more often than she stalked, and trained her own retrievers.
Which means the other stat sheets failed to include Animal Handling/Retrievers and Tracking skills.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:13 AM   #45
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And with a shotgun. I suppose that she has packed it in now, but she used to shoot more often than she stalked, and trained her own retrievers.
The Queen has inherited a fantastic gun collection and it might be more diverse than some would imagine. During WWII the US was pleased to present to her father a Garand and an M1 carbine which i am told he fired several times.
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:45 AM   #46
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http://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/thequee...a-doctor-61205 indicates she might have Detect (Trauma) as an exotic power.
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Old 09-22-2018, 12:18 PM   #47
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... she might have Detect (Trauma) as an exotic power.
I think that's just Body Language skill. She's met a lot of people suffering from various traumas; until she started to cut down on public engagements due to age, it was absolutely normal for her to visit survivors of tragedies.
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:21 PM   #48
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I agree that the Guns skills should generally be Gun Sport or some such. Excepting maybe Pistol, if her training in that was in any way significant at this age (15).

We're talking about spending a lot of time on the skeet range, here, after all.
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:11 PM   #49
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http://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/thequee...a-doctor-61205 indicates she might have Detect (Trauma) as an exotic power.
Why not give her Empathy [15]?
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:39 PM   #50
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I agree that the Guns skills should generally be Gun Sport or some such. Excepting maybe Pistol, if her training in that was in any way significant at this age (15).

We're talking about spending a lot of time on the skeet range, here, after all.
ER2 (as she has been known to initial herself on dusty shelves) presumably still has access to pistols despite the ban, but I believe the only place you are likely to see her carry one might be hunting for the possible necessity to put down an injured game animal.

The accounts of the 1982 Buckingham break-ins by a self-proclaimed drunken Irishman who lived to tell the tale indicate she didn't keep a gun for self-defence at home, so I would think it would be unlikely for her to carry concealed in public. If there were a known or suspected threat, one of her security detail might have an extra weapon ready to be given to her, but I think her habit of going unarmed is likely encouraged to prevent her life being more at risk from a kidnapping attempt. Recall this was only 3 years after Earl Mountbatten was killed.
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