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#174142 - Mon May 26 2003 11:31 AM Who's richer?
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My grandmother and I are arguing over England's Richest Woman, J.K. Rowling or Queen Elizabeth. I said Mrs. Rowling was in recent news, but she STILL doesn't believe me. (Even after showing her on the internet!) I made a poll to see who thinks who is richer, Mrs. Rowling (>^_^)> or the queen ~_~.




Thanks for voting (and saying that I'm right ~_~).

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#174143 - Mon May 26 2003 12:03 PM Re: Who's richer?
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There is no need for a poll, you are correct.

£250m Queen, The 133th
£280m Rowling, Joanne 122th

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#174144 - Tue May 27 2003 04:57 PM Re: Who's richer?
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Poor Queen.. has to pay taxes and now isn't the richest...
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#174145 - Wed May 28 2003 01:06 AM Re: Who's richer?
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I heard it said that her money is down after paying the Queen Mum's debts following her death. A certain William Hill had his fortune take a dramatic upswing! Not sure if this joke will be understood by anyone other than the Brits.

(The Queen Mum loved the horse racing and was said to have a flutter on the gee-gees, William Hill is the name of a bookmaker.)
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#174146 - Wed May 28 2003 04:15 PM Re: Who's richer?
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Nice on Sue - I can beleive that one - years ago I heard the story of butlers being on 10% of the winnings for bets placed(at the time illegal to bet off - course!).
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#174147 - Wed May 28 2003 04:20 PM Re: Who's richer?
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There is no need for a poll, you are correct.




Ahhhh Sue! It would have been interesting to hear what the rest of the World thought?

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#174148 - Wed May 28 2003 04:21 PM Re: Who's richer?
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I was told a lovely story about the old duck, and I am sure it was true. The person telling me was a high ranking traffic policeman who often did escort duty when Royals were passing through his patch. One day the Queen Mum was due through at a certain time but was running late, panic stations and frantic radio calls discovered that she hadn't even left home in London as the racing was on and she had a horse running. Once the race finished (and she was very late) they had to stick their foot down and she shot through at about 85/90mph waving elegantly. Got out at the other end as fresh as a daisy and without a care in the world - I can believe it.
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#174149 - Wed May 28 2003 04:51 PM Re: Who's richer?
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Ow, lawd luv 'er! It's fings like that wot makes England wot it is!
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#174150 - Sat May 31 2003 07:23 AM Re: Who's richer?
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I'M british.

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