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Not yet King Charles III

If Charlie reads this, he might cut it out and leave it lying around for his mum to read,

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39971438
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Old 19.05.2017, 12:27
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Re: Not yet King Charles III

You may read how the current Queen became Queen.
As she has not the same obstacle as the Emperor and seemingly still enjoys her job and duty I do not see how the article would persuade her to step down. Further, I assume that the organic farmer does not wish to become King and will pass down the crown to the eldest son from his late wife.
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Old 19.05.2017, 12:31
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You may read how the current Queen became Queen.
As she has not the same obstacle as the Emperor and seemingly still enjoys her job and duty I do not see how the article would persuade her to step down. Further, I assume that the organic farmer does not wish to become King and will pass down the crown to the eldest son from his late wife.
I think you're seriously mistaken here, Charles certainly wants to become king, he's been waiting all his life for that moment and won't give up easily.
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Old 19.05.2017, 12:43
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Re: Not yet King Charles III

The Queen has said many times she won't abdicate so it's a moot point.
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Re: Not yet King Charles III

Betty's going nowhere til she pops her clogs.
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Old 19.05.2017, 15:18
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Re: Not yet King Charles III

There's no certainty that the next king will be Charles III in any case, even if it's the current Prince of Wales who accedes to the throne (as expected). The monarch can style him/herself as s/he pleases. Three previous monarchs (Victoria, Edward VII and George VI) chose regnal names that weren't their first given name (although in each case the regnal names were one of their many given names).

A long time ago, I heard rumours that Prince Charles had stated that he would not be taking the regnal name Charles, plumping for George VII instead. Given everything that's happened since, reigning under a pseudonym mightn't be a bad idea. Maybe he's hoping that nobody would notice that the future King and the divorced and remarried tree-hugging former Prince were one and the same.
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Old 19.05.2017, 15:36
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Re: Not yet King Charles III

Wouldn't it be lovely if the people of Great Britain and Northern Ireland could elect their next head of state instead of having one imposed by "tradition".


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Old 19.05.2017, 15:40
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There's no certainty that the next king will be Charles III in any case, even if it's the current Prince of Wales who accedes to the throne (as expected). The monarch can style him/herself as s/he pleases. Three previous monarchs (Victoria, Edward VII and George VI) chose regnal names that weren't their first given name (although in each case the regnal names were one of their many given names).

A long time ago, I heard rumours that Prince Charles had stated that he would not be taking the regnal name Charles, plumping for George VII instead. Given everything that's happened since, reigning under a pseudonym mightn't be a bad idea. Maybe he's hoping that nobody would notice that the future King and the divorced and remarried tree-hugging former Prince were one and the same.
That's a shame, I quite like the idea of Charles III followed by William V.
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Old 19.05.2017, 15:40
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Wouldn't it be lovely if the people of Great Britain and Northern Ireland could elect their next head of state instead of having one imposed by "tradition".


Erm, no.
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Old 19.05.2017, 16:32
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Wouldn't it be lovely if the people of Great Britain and Northern Ireland could elect their next head of state instead of having one imposed by "tradition".


Christ no. One election every four years (barring cock-ups) is plenty. If we Brits have to make any more important decisions the collective braintrust will possibly implode.
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Old 19.05.2017, 16:35
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Christ no. One election every four years (barring cock-ups) is plenty. If we Brits have to make any more important decisions the collective braintrust will possibly implode.
Just a hunch, but I think DB may be advocating the abolition and non-replacement of the royal family -- so the (sort-of) popularly-elected Prime Minister would become head of state. No extra elections required.
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Just a hunch, but I think DB may be advocating the abolition and non-replacement of the royal family -- so the (sort-of) popularly-elected Prime Minister would become head of state. No extra elections required.
Double yuck.
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Wouldn't it be lovely if the people of Great Britain and Northern Ireland could elect their next head of state instead of having one imposed by "tradition".



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Just a hunch, but I think DB may be advocating the abolition and non-replacement of the royal family -- so the (sort-of) popularly-elected Prime Minister would become head of state. No extra elections required.
Oh good god. May is power mad enough as PM, I dread to think what she would try to get away with as head of state!
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Re: Not yet King Charles III

How about an election similar to the way Germany elects its President?
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How about an election similar to the way Germany elects its President?
I'd prefer that they all compete on Mastermind, The Crystal Maze and finish off with Gladiators, then we have a proportional representation vote based upon that. Brits of a certain age might remember The Krypton Factor.
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The Krypton Factor.
With Gordon Burns, who then started popping up on Surprise Surprise!
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Re: Not yet King Charles III

If Charles wants to be king, he should be prepared to fight to the death for it (against all challengers). That's how his ancestors did it, after all.
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Re: Not yet King Charles III

It could be decided on a game of tiddlywinks.
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