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Mistletheo
post Sep 8 2014, 09:52 AM
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Today has brought the announcement that Kate and William, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, are expecting their second child, following Prince George who was born last July. This brings another Royal to be successor to the British and Commonwealth thrones (poor Harry!) and with that brings about the argument about what our Royal Family means. I know this is a topic that has probably been discussed many times before, but what are your thoughts on the Royal Family?

For me, although the Queen (or whomever happens to be monarch) has little power over the ruling of our country, I like the fact that there is a Royal Family in place as our head of state, although I don't particularly agree with some aspects of their being in place. I definitely don't think the monarchy will be abolished at any point during my lifetime though as they clearly are still a major source of income for the British economy and I did very much enjoy William and Kate's wedding and the Diamond Jubilee, despite not thinking they were worthy of national holiday status.
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post Sep 8 2014, 10:04 AM
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It sounds sad so I am expecting to be flamed for finding it fascinating, but I find the history of the royal family (as in how the Queen is a descendant of Victoria) more interesting than the contemporary goings on. None the less, I hope I can predict the name of the baby right for a second time kink.gif
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post Sep 8 2014, 10:51 AM
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post Sep 8 2014, 11:38 AM
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I'm as happy for them as I am anyone else, it's the coverage I can't stand.
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post Sep 8 2014, 03:03 PM
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There's a bit of tourism generated by them, but they certainly aren't a major source of income...in any case, arguably French tourism's been boosted by them getting rid of their monarchy, as it means the palaces can be open all year round.

I'm an apathetic republican, in that theoretically I'm opposed to them, but frankly the effort you'd need to go to to get rid of them would be gargantuan, the current system is broadly tolerable, and the end result for what would ultimately be a symbolic change just wouldn't be worth the effort.
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post Sep 8 2014, 05:59 PM
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Another question I'd love answered is, why American media gives a f***?

Like, its nice and all to hear about the royal wedding, but I remember when all they went on about was Pippa. Why do we give a f*** about Pippa? Why do Y'ALL give a f*** about Pippa?

I don't care that that much about what I'M wearing. And my mom just loves her. #illuminati


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post Sep 8 2014, 06:03 PM
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QUOTE(Tyler~ @ Sep 8 2014, 06:59 PM) *
Like, its nice and all to hear about the royal wedding, but I remember when all they went on about was Pippa. Why do we give a f*** about Pippa? Why do Y'ALL give a f*** about Pippa?

Pippa > Kate
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post Sep 8 2014, 06:11 PM
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Well they don't do any harm obviously, I don't particularly care myself though. As great as it is for them, the OTT coverage of practically every minute is a little bit much. I remember the breaking news thing that came on when George was born, I don't remember what was meant to be on the TV when I put it on but a view of just where they were coming out was on for about 20 minutes and then they came out and talked for ages... Maybe I just sound stupid, but it's only a baby?! I mean obviously there's a big chance this baby will be our future monarch but still.
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post Sep 8 2014, 10:21 PM
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Oh fantastic, another distraction to stop the working classes from rising up and overthrowing a corrupt political system.

Wow, the politics in that last Doctor Who episode really got to me.
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post Sep 8 2014, 10:57 PM
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I couldn't even tell you their what they called their last baby or which Royal Pippa is married to, I like that we have a Royal Family, personally though I couldn't care less about them. It's not something I'd ever read up on but hey ho.
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post Feb 20 2015, 09:42 PM
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Latest royals rumours are that Prince Harry is currently dating Emma Watson! ohmy.gif Also if you're looking for a job and are a competent driver, the Queen is recruiting~
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post Feb 20 2015, 10:29 PM
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post Feb 21 2015, 02:47 AM
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I'd have liked a girl the first time for a new queen. This one won't be monarch and so the coverage will be less tbf.
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