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Re: Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton

Does she have to be a virgin like his mother was when she married Charles?? She had to be checked by a doctor before she could marry him.
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Old 09.01.2011, 08:18
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Funny, I think and for those familiar with London cabbies, will strike a chord
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Old 09.01.2011, 08:26
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I haven't seen the plate yet, but the coin was made and failed..
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" Everyone who has seen the Commemorative Coin with the botched likenesses of Kate and William are coming up with some very unkind things to say about them. Everything from calling William a "hunka hunka burnin' love" to "whoa, how many times do you think Kate got stung by those bees?"
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Old 10.01.2011, 04:51
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New secrecy rule for William


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Letters, emails and documents relating to the monarch, her heir and the second in line to the throne will no longer be disclosed even if they are in the public interest.
Sweeping changes to the Freedom of Information Act will reverse advances which had briefly shone a light on the royal finances – including an attempt by the Queen to use a state poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...y-2179148.html
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Old 10.03.2011, 04:14
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Re: Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton

A German company came up with new teabags , i doubt they will be used at the wedding :



(this is no joke, they are for sale)

edit : someone forgot to tell the Germans its £ and not $ in the Uk, looking at the bills floating around Kate's head..

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Old 10.03.2011, 04:42
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Re: Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton

William's parents live in a very dodgy part of London, Westminster!

http://maps.met.police.uk/
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Old 10.03.2011, 08:47
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edit : someone forgot to tell the Germans its £ and not $ in the Uk, looking at the bills floating around Kate's head..
maybe they did that on purpose...
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Old 11.03.2011, 07:08
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A German company came up with new teabags , i doubt they will be used at the wedding :



(this is no joke, they are for sale)
Teabagging in the Royal Family? Surely not... on second thoughts, Bill does have a bit of a happy smile going on here.
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Is that a thrupenny bit?
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Old 17.03.2011, 11:49
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Re: Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton

buy your mug here

http://www.guandongenterprisesltd.com/

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Old 17.03.2011, 12:35
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http://www.guandongenterprisesltd.com/

This seems like a good price for commemorative cup. What does everyone else think?
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:44
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This seems like a good price for commemorative cup. What does everyone else think?
It would help if it had Prince William on the mug instead of Prince Harry!
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:56
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:57
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Does she have to be a virgin like his mother was when she married Charles?? She had to be checked by a doctor before she could marry him.
Are you sure about that?

Anyway, I hardly think she is, considering they've been together on and off for the last 8 years or so...
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Old 04.04.2011, 18:21
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Re: Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton

'Royal Wedding Fever' seems to be breaking out in the shops here in Hastings. Many have wedding themed displays in their windows and Union Flag's are in evidence all over the place.

Is there any interest in the wedding building up in Switzerland?

Don't forget these two events:

We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

Royal Wedding day PARTY, AaRaU

Are there any more?
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Re: Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton

A rather bitter take on the wedding in Le Temps (free registration required): Quelque chose de neuf, quelque chose de vieux. Title translates into "Something old, something new", conclusion is:
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Dans ce mariage qui fascine tant, on veut bien croire qu’il y a quelque chose de neuf. Mais il y a aussi quelque chose de vraiment vieux. Qui donne à l’ensemble comme un arrière-goût de périmé.
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In this fascinating marriage we may well want to believe that there is something new. But there's also something really old. Which gives the whole thing a stale aftertaste.
If you do not read French it is really not worth coping with the awful Google translation
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Re: Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton

Although it's not directly related to the wedding, this could affect William & Kate's kids so I think this story belongs in this thread. Currently, the only way for a woman to become Princess of Wales is to marry the current or future Prince of Wales. (Before she became queen, Elizabeth was the Princess Royal.) If this rule change goes into affect, if the William and Kate have a daughter, that girl will be the future Princess of Wales and next in line to be Queen regardless of how many brothers are born afterword. If you have to have a monarchy, in my opinion this rule makes sense:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13103587

The only fly in the ointment is that Commonwealth countries where the British monarch is head of state (Canada and Australia, but not India, for example) have to approve similar legislation in their national parliaments for this to become legal.

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Old 17.04.2011, 07:47
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Although it's not directly related to the wedding, this could affect William & Kate's kids so I think this story belongs in this thread. Currently, the only way for a woman to become Princess of Wales is to marry the current or future Prince of Wales. (Before she became queen, Elizabeth was the Princess Royal.) If this rule change goes into affect, if the William and Kate have a daughter, that girl will be the future Princess of Wales and next in line to be Queen regardless of how many brothers are born afterword. If you have to have a monarchy, in my opinion this rule makes sense:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13103587

The only fly in the ointment is that Commonwealth countries where the British monarch is head of state (Canada and Australia, but not India, for example) have to approve similar legislation in their national parliaments for this to become legal.
In my opinion a monarchy just doesn't make sense- they take poncing off the system to a whole different level. The last straw for me was the fire at Windsor Castle following the fire at Hampton Court, where the Queen expected the British public to foot the bill for her art collection.


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The BBC estimated the annual cost to the British Public of keeping the Royal Family to be £41.5M though this figure does not include the cost of security provided by the Police and the Army.[1] The cost of the British Monarchy is five times more the cost of the Spanish Royal Household.[2] Forbes magazine estimated the Queen's net worth at around US$450 million in 2009.
[3] Wikipedia.

Think of how much good 41.5 Million could do for education or housing or the NHS or.....

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