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    Most nights on evening news. Some story on another figurehead with bad teeth. I get it over there, itís your thing, but I donít understand why some here have such a fascination with those people. They are like a very long running version of the Kardashians, famous for being famous.
    And the Dianna stuff really makes me sick. How long has she been dead? Seriously weíve got Elvis, but at least he could kinda sing.
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    i've come to appreciate charles
    and the number two prince, whatever his name is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Some story on another figurehead with bad teeth.
    Is fluoride not added to the drinking water everywhere in the industrial world?
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    The only interesting royals from Britain are Harry and Megan.

    Everyone else is a frumpy bore including her nibs herself. Right now about the only thing keeping them afloat are Brits' admiraion for her sense of duty and that they bring in more tourist dollars than they cost in upkeep.
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    Because it's very good to have one thing that's above party politics as long as it's combined with a sense of duty and heritage.

    Regarding Charles, the case of Edward VII is somewhat similar. He was predicted to be a lousy king because he was a boozer and a skirt-chaser, but actually turned into a good one -- did his best to avert WWI.

    Americans never quite get it - it's not a popularity contest, nor does anyone want it to become one.

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    Imagine the pain of being a citizen of a country capable of electing the likes of Donut Trump as head of state.

    At least when we get a complete dingbat, we've had some before and can expect more in the future, we can all (every last one of us) hold up our hands and say "well, I didn't vote for...." and carry on much as before.

    I don't get the Diana thing.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Imagine the pain of being a citizen of a country capable of electing the likes of Donut Trump as head of state.

    I don't get the Diana thing.
    Slightly more understandable that Jane Goody being famous for being famous thing.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    The only interesting royals from Britain are Harry and Megan.

    Everyone else is a frumpy bore including her nibs herself. Right now about the only thing keeping them afloat are Brits' admiraion for her sense of duty and that they bring in more tourist dollars than they cost in upkeep.
    A lot of people don't get that the Royals are not supported by the state. Quite a while back, their estates were handed over in exchange for an income, which is, in effect, the interest on the capital.

    Diana was a disaster, chosen in haste and out of her depth. For some odd reason, she became the 'darling of the people'. Quite beyond me....

    Megan is a piece of work, but likely will over reach herself. (if not already)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post

    Diana was a disaster, chosen in haste and out of her depth. For some odd reason, she became the 'darling of the people'. Quite beyond me....
    It was probably those big downcast doe eyes wot did it.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Her standing up for AIDS is to be commended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Her standing up for AIDS is to be commended.
    And land mine clearance.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post

    Megan is a piece of work, but likely will over reach herself. (if not already)
    I don't know if she truly understood just how far down the pecking order the two of them would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Imagine the pain of being a citizen of a country capable of electing the likes of Donut Trump as head of state.

    At least when we get a complete dingbat, we've had some before and can expect more in the future, we can all (every last one of us) hold up our hands and say "well, I didn't vote for...." and carry on much as before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    And the Dianna stuff really makes me sick.
    Only one of them I liked.
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    Dianna? The State was panicing and needed a compliant, virgin womb. Not a unique circumstance in history. She was far more intelligent and capable than she was allowed to be.
    I doubt that Bill will be so compliant as his dad was. Liz had done a sterling job by tradition, her own lights and upbringing.
    And would you rather have Boris as Head of State?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    It was probably those big downcast doe eyes wot did it.
    Always thought she resembled a partially melted vanilla soft serve ice cream cone.
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    Neither one of them had the right partner.

    Dam shame.

    Then he found his, but she never did.

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    Let’s give Anne, Charles’ sister, a little credit for gumption. A guy blocked her Rolls in a kidnap attempt. He shot 4 people, grabbed Anne’s wrist, and tried to pull her out of the car. “Not bloody likely” she screamed at him. When she heard sirens approaching, she told the guy he better run for it. And he did!
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    Princess Royal is the quiet one. Does an incredible amount of Royal Duties and charity work, but quietly in the background.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Why is no one looking at us? We have one that talks to angels and her husband is partly reptilian, should be worth a bit of tourist money.

    I dont know how their teeth are though
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    Anne? Charles?

    Tough one. She channels her father -- which I admire. Controversial. Mouthy. Politically incorrect. (Excellent.)

    Gender has been pulled out of succession in recent times. Good move. If William's first kid had been a girl, she'd be Queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzenman View Post
    Why is no one looking at us? We have one that talks to angels and her husband is partly reptilian, should be worth a bit of tourist money.

    I dont know how their teeth are though
    The US had that with Reagan and spouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Always thought she resembled a partially melted vanilla soft serve ice cream cone.
    Okay, That made me snort!
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    Good grief, she looks like Christopher Walken!
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    Megan was a third rate 2 bit actress in some totally forgettable TV programme.
    She thought by marrying an English Prince she would move into the bigtime Headline making position she felt she deserved.
    Unfortunately, Megan soon discovered Harry was relegated so far down the line of sucession as to be almost irrelevant.
    That, plus Royal traditions etc meant she would be Curtsying to William and Kate and their offspring for the rest of her life.
    Blow that, she baled ASAP. Back to jolly old USA.......with her new Title of "Duchess of Sussex" of course.
    Personally, I feel that if they don't want to have anything to do with Royalty they should give up that title and revert to Mr and Mrs Windsor.
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    These days they're just another slice of the entertainment industry. They have no real political function or standing. As long as they attract domestic and international tourist dollars, I guess they'll remain. I certainly look forward to the day when we formally dump all embarrassing, anachronistic vestiges of our colonial era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    Good grief, she looks like Christopher Walken!
    Ever seen 'em together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    These days they're just another slice of the entertainment industry. They have no real political function or standing. As long as they attract domestic and international tourist dollars, I guess they'll remain. I certainly look forward to the day when we formally dump all embarrassing, anachronistic vestiges of our colonial era.
    Blinkered much?
    Members of the Royal Family have links with hundreds of charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations. Some are well known, while others may be smaller bodies working in a very specialist area or on a local basis only.
    Having a Royal patron or president provides vital publicity for the work of these organisations, and allows their enormous achievements and contributions to society to be recognised.

    Every member of the Royal Family receives hundreds of requests each year from organisations asking for their support. Royal patronages add status to an organisation, and visits and involvement from a Royal Patron can often bring much needed publicity.
    https://www.royal.uk/charities-and-patronages-1
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    The royal fans reach far and wide. 180 degrees of longitude from England, as far away as possible without leaving the planet, the local coins have a cannibal war club on one side and her majesty the queen on the other.

    It feels quite strange to buy a bundle of kava roots in a sweltering market using the queen of England's face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    It feels quite strange to buy a bundle of kava roots in a sweltering market using the queen of England's face.
    Her Mag would think nothing of it. Not that she carries cash.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    The entertainment industry worldwide has massive involvement in social, environmental and many other causes. Their contribution shades the relatively insignificant contribution the 'royals' make when they're not shooting pheasants, ripping foxes and hares apart, murdering tigers or demonizing non-compliance family members. Remove your own blinkers and you might see it.
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    Yes, it's probably many years really since they shot a tiger, rhino or elephant for fun but hunting remains a regular 'sport' of 'our' royal family and don't forget there are royals other than ours. Love them, hate them or don't bother about them at all, it doesn't really matter. To our nation, they're simply an embarrassing nuisance, serving no purpose at all other than padding out the pages of pointless magazines and morning tv shows.

    Brits often get narky at any call for dumping their royals from any former colony. They like these reminders of the colonial era when the sun never set on the great British Empire. They still love to pretend that an empire built on slavery, oppression and greed was something to be proud of and hate it when facts interrupt their dreaming.
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    10 in North America?? Other than the Trumps, I can't think of any.

    What to replace them with? Nothing, would be best but if we must replace them, why not choose the proven method? Get our worst gangsters together on a football field, give them all a sword and declare the last one standing the new monarch. After that, just use whatever progeny turn up, regardless of quality. Or just knock up a couple of plywood cutouts, like those figures on lawns at Christmas.
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    Oppression is oppression, whatever the source. For all their many faults, the Chinese government has converted in less than 100 years, a group of countries that were trampled all over by the British, the French, the Americans and the Japanese, countries suffering massive flooding and starvation, into a collective economy about to lead the world and a standard of living that's improved massively. If the western countries could dump their incredible hypocrisy and stop doing all they can to benefit the MIC, then we'd be more likely to see the Chinese move away from militarism and authoritarianism, and start behaving more cooperatively again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Oppression is oppression, whatever the source. For all their many faults, the Chinese government has converted in less than 100 years, a group of countries that were trampled all over by the British, the French, the Americans and the Japanese, countries suffering massive flooding and starvation, into a collective economy about to lead the world and a standard of living that's improved massively.
    oppression is oppression you say

    and what of the uyhger, or the tibetan?
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