I just found your question about Queen Elizabeth. She's still firmly in control, at 90, and still doing hundreds of official events each year. The younger members of the royal family, especially Princess Anne, Prince Charles and princes William and Harry are taking over most of the out-of-the-country travel. We heard just yesterday that William and Katherine are coming to British Columbia and the Yukon in September.
The Queen could retire, but has said many times that she never will. Even if she were incapacitated (a bad stroke for example), she would probably remain Queen but her duties would be handled by a Regent (most likely Prince Charles) until her death.
In many European countries, the Netherlands and Sweden being two that 18 hours ago
I forgot to log in sometime during Christimas or New Years. I was soooo mad at myself, because I was trying real hard. Then I had surgery at the end of March and I forgot again.I even had my son do it for me while I was in the hospital overnight. lol. I was TRYING SO HARD!!!!