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Question: Should the British Monarchy exist in today's world?
Yes. - 26 (51%)
No. - 25 (49%)
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1440 on: April 12, 2014, 02:02 PM »
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Years ago in essex, canvey island was flooded,they sent Princess Margaret to see all the disaster,i was on my bike comming home  from school when the car with the royal standard went by,that the closest for me to a royal,
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1441 on: April 12, 2014, 02:18 PM »
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Did she not gie ye a wee wave Dianne?
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1442 on: April 12, 2014, 02:34 PM »
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Wouldnt mind seeing wills and kate even harry in the flesh, but dont think I would go as far to queue for hours for it! But thats as far as I would go where royals are concerned! Have no interest whatsover in any of the rest.

Now Mr Murray I would queue all weekend to get close too  wub
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1443 on: April 12, 2014, 03:33 PM »
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Wouldnt mind seeing wills and kate even harry in the flesh, but dont think I would go as far to queue for hours for it! But thats as far as I would go where royals are concerned! Have no interest whatsover in any of the rest.

Now Mr Murray I would queue all weekend to get close too  wub
Get to the back o' the queue......ah wiz here furst!  Whistle
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1444 on: April 12, 2014, 03:34 PM »
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Get to the back o' the queue......ah wiz here furst!  Whistle

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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1445 on: April 12, 2014, 04:37 PM »
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Did she not gie ye a wee wave Dianne?
Not sure if she did or not Caz,i was probably concenrating on my ride home.My Mum always had chores for us to do and the quicker i did them the  quicker i could go out to play.
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1446 on: April 16, 2014, 01:38 AM »
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They just did a public walkabout in Wellington before heading to the airport to leave for Australia. Decided I may as well go and see if I could get a glimpse. Will post some photos later.
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1447 on: April 16, 2014, 08:22 AM »
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Decided to head down to see the walkabout in atrocious weather. Was due to start at 11.30 and I read that people had queued since 6am this morning to get a good spot. Rain cleared up and the sun made a brief appearance for them and even though I turned up about the time it was supposed to start I somehow got a decent spot at the end of the route. William came to where I was and spoke to little kids standing in front of me. I was within 1 metre. Close enough to stretch out for a hand shake but I was too focused on taking photos! Never been a big royalist but it was definitely quite thrilling to be so close to the future king. Kate didn't quite come as far along as I was but still wasn't too far away. Photos below.


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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1448 on: April 16, 2014, 09:30 AM »
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Wow.....that was close! Great pics......Thanks for sharing!
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1449 on: April 16, 2014, 01:58 PM »
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Lovely pics thanks so much for sharing
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1450 on: April 16, 2014, 02:11 PM »
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Wowsa.. great pics! You lucked out there being in the right place at the right time. Thanks for posting them.

Kudos to Kate for walking on wet grass with heels. But I wish she'd put some more meat on her bones.

They seem such a lovely couple, and I wish them all the best.

I've never believed Charles would be king, or if he was it would be on agreement that it would be for a very short period. He's so yesterday, whereas Wills & Kate are like a breath of fresh air.

Bit of a shame for him as he's waited so long, but I think it would be the nail in the coffin for the Royals if he and Camilla were in (as Diana once put it) the "top job."  What do you think?
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1451 on: April 17, 2014, 02:11 AM »
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Thanks for sharing the pics Alex. They are great! Kate and Wills seem so at ease with everyone and can't be easy, especially with your every move being scrutinised!
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1452 on: April 17, 2014, 02:15 AM »
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Must have taken time to get used to cameras being in their face at all times. I was less than a metre from him with camera in his face and flash going off mutiple times. Didn't even flinch.
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1453 on: April 17, 2014, 02:56 AM »
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Great pics.  Thanks for sharing. Smile
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Re: The British Monarchy « Reply #1454 on: April 17, 2014, 03:22 AM »
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I've never believed Charles would be king, or if he was it would be on agreement that it would be for a very short period. He's so yesterday, whereas Wills & Kate are like a breath of fresh air.

Bit of a shame for him as he's waited so long, but I think it would be the nail in the coffin for the Royals if he and Camilla were in (as Diana once put it) the "top job."  What do you think?

Given his age (65), I doubt Charles will ever be king.  The way his mother is going I can't see her popping her clogs any time soon, and also she has said that she will ever abdicate the throne.  I think the best Charles can hope for is to be appointed as Prince Regent should she become too old or infirm to carry out her royal duties.

Just for the record, William IV (the uncle of Queen Victoria) was the oldest heir to succeed to the British throne, at the age of 64, and his reign lasted for 7 years.  He had no legitimate heirs and was survived by eight of his ten illegitimate children, all by his bidie-in, an actress called Dorothea Jordan, which is why the crown passed to his niece.
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