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Old 10.01.2020, 14:33
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Seeing as la Guillotine is long retired, can't they just be shipped off to ISIS for processing?

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Or maybe Germany wants them back?
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Old 11.01.2020, 19:21
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Or maybe Germany wants them back?
Naaah! We good.
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Well certainly to the English, but if you were Japanese or Thai you may beg to differ.....
Umm yeah, so my statement about the UK royalty being the most famous and influential in the world somehow isn't true because the Japanese or Thai people find their own royalty more important. Great logic there, TO.
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Umm yeah, so my statement about the UK royalty being the most famous and influential in the world somehow isn't true because the Japanese or Thai people find their own royalty more important. Great logic there, TO.
The Saudi royal family is probably the most powerful and influential royal family in the world: they actually actively rule a country, an incredibly rich country, and that country is also the center of one of the world's biggest religions.
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I would normally like to wish the Duke and Duchess of Sussex well, and under normal circumstances it should be perfectly fine for them to go off and carve up a new life for themselves if they wish to do so. Unfortunately these are not normal circumstances and this could actually a bigger problem for the UK than many people probably yet realise. They want to keep their Royal titles, which is also fine, but then it is paramount that they still conduct themselves like Royals once they make their move.

This is where the risk lies, the Duke and Duchess have already pushed the boundaries of Royal political neutrality. Once theyíve taken their move, then it is still their duty to remain impartial. They canít be seen jumping on aeroplanes with the likes of Jeffrey Epstein, or hawking their Royal titles around for profit in a similar vein to Tony Blair. Most importantly though, they must not become more political. They canít become overly critical of foreign powers that the UK, and other countries that the Queen is Head of State of, wish to maintain friendly relations with.

If this can somehow be guaranteed then we should wish the Duke and Duchess well in their new life together!
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Old 13.01.2020, 13:22
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The Saudi royal family is probably the most powerful and influential royal family in the world: they actually actively rule a country, an incredibly rich country, and that country is also the center of one of the world's biggest religions.
But to be fair, you don't get millions of people from all over the world heading to Saudi Arabia to get a glimpse of them or to see their palace or to witness the pomp and ceremony that the UK and its Royal Family are very good at showing off.
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Old 13.01.2020, 13:46
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1. Changing the guards has nothing to do with royalty, you have guard changes in multiple countries in front of palaces, parliaments, etc.
Indeed they do.

But you don't get many tourists coming to watch a grumpy slouching Securitas guy who couldn't shine his shoes to save his life, walk over to a colleague in the lobby of the Bundeshaus, pat him on the back, and say, "same time tomorrow".

In fact if you stopped to watch that or even dared taking a photo, you might politely be requested to move on.

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The Saudi royal family is probably the most powerful and influential royal family in the world: they actually actively rule a country, an incredibly rich country, and that country is also the center of one of the world's biggest religions.
Ok yes, the Saudi family are more powerful and have more direct control in their ability to govern and influence events geographically... but they are certainly not as famous or popular worldwide as the UK monarchy. It is obvious (or should be to anyone who isn't a wilful pedant) which context we are talking about in this discussion.
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Re: Megxit

MegExit latest - The Queen agrees a Transition Period for Harry & Megan.

Although no mention of the backstop yet and could the Treasury be in line for for a MegExit dividend
on the savings to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if Harry & Megan decide to come off the Royal
payroll because they would rather do their own thing and work for a living, rather than be
subsidised by the taxpayer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51099102


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Old 13.01.2020, 20:23
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Very witty Op-Ed from NYT columnist, Maureen Dowd, which appeared in the Irish Times:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/worl...lace-1.4137420
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But to be fair, you don't get millions of people from all over the world heading to Saudi Arabia to get a glimpse of them or to see their palace or to witness the pomp and ceremony that the UK and its Royal Family are very good at showing off.
Yes, I imagine they are pretty.....unusual for the rest of the world. Princes and princesses seem like a very archaic idea. Attractive though, like in fairy tales. Most countries in the world are republics. On the other hand, other monarchies in Europe don't exibit that kind of pomp or luxuries so that makes them less interesting.

King Gustaf of Sweden for instance seems to keep an eye on costs....

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Old 14.01.2020, 09:56
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I don't blame them. The UK tabloid media is one of the most heinous pack of jackals in the world of press, with zero ethics or morals. They destroy lives, they destroyed his mother, and he doesn't want the same to happen to him or Meghan. If I were them I would also get as far away from the UK and that stifling and stuffy royal environment as I could too.
I rarely watch TV, and haven't watched breakfast TV in decades, but this morning BBC Breakfast happened to be on at home and they were interviewing the Royal Editor of Hello Magazine outside Buck Pal. She was gushing at all of the hype involved in them maybe moving to Canada and said that Hello Magazine Canada will be waiting with glee to write stories about their new life. FFS woman (I shouted at the TV)... can't you see it's you bleeding jackals that have made them want to do this in the first place.

Personally I applaud them for doing it, wanting to live their own life their way. If they did do this without any consultation with the Queen before hand then it's the Royal Families business, nothing to do with us, just leave them alone to get on with it.

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1. Changing the guards has nothing to do with royalty, you have guard changes in multiple countries in front of palaces, parliaments, etc.
2. People go to visit London first and they naturally visit the Palace. They will keep on visiting London and the Palace irrelevant if there is a Queen there or not.
3. This debate is useless. If one is pro-royalty, one will bring any argument about how beneficial they are. Same vice-versa. I just happen to dislike entitled, born-rich and arrogant people, but that's just me.
Just to be pedantic, it's "Changing The Guard" singular.
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Old 14.01.2020, 10:31
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But to be fair, you don't get millions of people from all over the world heading to Saudi Arabia to get a glimpse of them or to see their palace or to witness the pomp and ceremony that the UK and its Royal Family are very good at showing off.
Maybe it's the visit to the embassy to get a visa that puts them off.
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Re: Megxit

When I think of the British Royal Family, dusty comes to mind.
A bunch of wasted lives on a show that has lost it's appeal long ago. Like East Enders - a constant repetition of .... nothing. Still lots of people will watch both until the bitter end.

Not surprised Megan - an actress - quits the series after her first episode. It's a bloody boring part with no career possibilities and no clocking off.

England all together is a rather antediluvian affair and the population seems to keep the royals as thralls.
While it is kind of amusing, even fascinating, to outsiders - hence the tourists - it's at the most worth a visit to this forerunner of Disneyworld before going back home, aka the 21st century.
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Not surprised Megan - an actress - quits the series after her first episode. It's a bloody boring part with no career possibilities and no clocking off.
She knew that when she signed up for the job.

I guess she made enough money on it though.

Whereas we the people didn't get to see much in the way of fine acting.
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Old 14.01.2020, 11:06
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She knew that when she signed up for the job.

I guess she made enough money on it though.

Whereas we the people didn't get to see much in the way of fine acting.
Wonder if there is a boss or two in your past, saying the same
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Maybe all that Harry needs is a good coffee enema to cure him. Prince Charlie had them all the time and swore by them as a cure for everything!
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They are out! Completely!

No more Royal duties.

No more HRH titles.

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They are out! Completely!

No more Royal duties.

No more HRH titles.

Good luck to them. Though I think they'll be fine once the new baby shock has worn off. In about... 12 years.
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They are out! Completely!

No more Royal duties.

No more HRH titles.

Pretty much what I expected. You can't pick and choose when you're a Royal or not. If they want out, then it's all the way, same as Diana and Sarah. I'd have been surprised if they came up with any other way of dealing with it.
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