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A Royal Farewell

19/09/2022 08:40 Written by Kel-x

 

Tweets with replies by BBC Radio Wiltshire (@BBCWiltshire) / Twitter

 

Today we say farewell to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.

As a mark of respect to her dedication to her country and beyond, we will be joining the nation, and indeed the world, in observing the TWO minute silence at 11:55am (BST) acknowledging the closing of the State Funeral.

We ask all chatters to join us for this moment of honour by holding off chatting on main screen during the two minute silence.

For those that do not wish to participate, for what ever personal reason, to please be respectful and keep your own conversations to PM only.

 

Paddington Joins the Queen for Tea For Her Platinum Jubilee

We thank Her Majesty for her service and dedication during her long reign.


National Moment of Reflection

18/09/2022 10:29 Written by Kel-x

 

National Moment of Reflection | Brackley Town Council

 

This evening at 8pm (BST) we will be observing a one minute silence as part of the National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy.

We ask all chatters to join us for this moment of reflection by holding off chatting on main screen during the one minute silence.

For those that do not wish to participate, please be respectful and keep your own conversations to PM only.

 


Queen Elizabeth

08/09/2022 19:23 Written by kewtiepie

 

 

A shining example of an exemplary Monarch, our Queen Elizabeth II died today. 

Her Majesty the Queen has been part of our lives for longer than most of us can remember and she will be sorely missed.

We will be holding 2 minutes' silence at 8:30 pm tonight as a mark of respect. 

Her passing is a great loss and our thoughts are with the entire Royal Family at this difficult time.

 

RIP Your Majesty, you served your country well.


They only went and did it!

31/07/2022 21:43 Written by kewtiepie

 

Hello all

 

England created history by winning their first major women's tournament in a dramatic Euro 2022 final against old rivals and eight-time champions Germany at Wembley today.

 

Huge congratulations to them.

 

Hopefully the mens team can do the same!

 

 

 

UK Chiefs 

 


Chat update - photos

08/07/2022 21:50 Written by Kittykat40

Hello lovely chatters

We have some great news for you all.
Some may have noticed lately some issues with images in albums and photo chat.
When clicking into a profile or album, photos were appearing with "404 error" or in some instances, a ?.
We are pleased to share some positive news from the Chat Team - this has now been fixed (hoorah!)
A big thank you to you all for your patience while this issue was being fixed.

Your Chief Team


Emote up for grabs

19/06/2022 00:01 Written by Kittykat40

 

 

Hello happy chatters

For a very limited time we will be giving everyone the chance to get a free throw emote.

Our newest edition to the throw emotes is a birthday balloon which will send the recipient a Happy 40th Birthday message on their screen.

This one was made for a specific birthday however there is a possibility of more in future.

All you need to do is pm or shipmail any navigator and request the emote! They will then get it organised for you.

Be quick, this is only on offer until Tuesday 21 June 2022.

Enjoy and happy chatting!

Happy 40th Birthday to someone who might not want to be mentioned, you know who you are ;) .

UK Chiefs and Chat Team 


Queen's Jubilee 2022

02/06/2022 10:12 Written by Kel-x

 




As most know, the extended Bank Holiday weekend in the UK marks the 70th year of The Queen's reign.

The Events Team, with the help of ChatTeam, have cooked up something special to celebrate the occasion.

Read more for further info!

First of all, we have thrown together a Regal theme to cover this monumentous event.

ALL users who log in between Thursday 2nd June and Sunday 5th June will automatically receive a chat package to enjoy the weekend celebrations.


Secondly, we're having a special Royal Themed Quiz for all British subjects and fans on Saturday 4th June at 7:01pm in the Quiz Show room with exclusive never to be obtained again commands as prizes and maybe more...

Next... There's a Jubilant game.

All 10 of the anagrams below are things related to the Queen. All you have to do is re-arrange the letters in each one to find the 10 words relating to Her Majesty and then shipmail ChatGames by 11:59pm on Sunday 5th of June with your answers for a chance to win.

As always, those that win and those that participate will be placed into separate pots and drawn to win our exclusive never to be obtained again commands as prizes and maybe more? So just by entering... you have a chance to win!

Jubilant anagrams:

#1. uptight coroner loo
#2. ion cartoon
#3. blue maid joined
#4. wildcat snores
#5. babysitter mes new
#6. glossing recipe
#7. buried fudge honk
#8. founders his woo
#9. a facts room
#10. envy gears serenity

Lastly, we want everyone to feel the celebration vibe so, we're holding a profile competition. Jazz up your profile for the Jubilee and  shipmail ChatGames by 11:59pm on Sunday 5th of June with "I entered" as the heading. The Events Team will look through profiles and randomly award chatters the profile belongs to with a prize based on their Jubilee themed profile.

With multiple ways of getting the timed exclusive commands, what are you waiting for? Let's Jubliee this place up!

 


 

Kind Regards,
Your Knightly Events Team




 


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