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King Charles III

Discussion in 'off topic' started by TheDecameron, Sep 8, 2022.

  1. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Thought it best to separate this topic out from the death of Queen Elizabeth. My first surprise is that he has chosen to be crowned King Charles III and not King George VI as widely trailered.
     
  2. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    That'd be George VII, shurely.

    and - we'll see; I do think that considerable change is going to follow. From without, as much as within.
     
  3. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Changing his name would have been seen as an old school affectation, which is ironic given we are discussing regal succession.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2022
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  4. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    I think most people think that Charles has trashed the fantasy by speaking out throughout his life and only occasionally stuck the donkeys tail in the right place. Despite the sterling efforts of Kate particularly, the monarchy is toast. It’s been hanging on by its fingernails just because of herself. Now she is gone and the rest, despite the establishments efforts, will be as night follows day.
     
  5. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    I hear he's having the currency changed to the Riyal.
     
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  6. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I am very surprised he has chosen to be Charles III.
     
  7. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Having just experienced the end of the second Elizabethan ages, and of course we have had Victorian, Georgian, and Edwardian ages......are we now entering a Charlsarian age?
     
  8. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    Carolian. Regnante Carolo
     
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  9. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Me too. It’s a break with tradition from the Hanovarian period or in fact since William III, more in line with the royal houses of France, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire. The only two previous British monarchs to take that title were both Stuarts.
     
  10. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard Ayup Me Duck

    I'm no Royalist but this is the biggest load of tosh I've read in a while! If you think the Monarchy is toast, you're absolutely deluded and like it or not, they'll be around for many generations to come...
     
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  11. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    The Charleston era? That'll cause a flap
     
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  12. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    I'm not really surprised, and suspect change to a regnal name would have caused so much confusion that he was advised against it.
     
  13. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    I hope your right. I prefer some powerless head of state to some mighty president:)
     
  14. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    "Ah! truss.. I've been expecting you. Mummy had Churchill as her first PM and I get you!? I have better prime ministerial material cleaning the shit out of my stables! There's going to be some big changes around here! Let's start with fracking and then we'll move on to your Rwanda policy":D:D
     
  15. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Berty >George VI?
     
  16. billo

    billo pfm Member

    Maybe he is hoping Third time lucky?*

    *The first did not end well and the second started badly
     
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  17. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    True, but we live in a different age. With every aspect of the lives of public figures now subject to almost continuous and microscopic scrutiny I can't help thinking that Charles changing his name at the age of 73 would cause confusion and derision. I'm also pretty sure that the significance of what happened to Charles I & II will be lost on the plebs : it was lost on me until I was reminded about it here. I could be totally wrong of course.
     
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  18. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    The first Charles was unlucky like his grandmother. Both married offspring of the King of France and coincidentally lost their heads in England. Charles II made off before the warty Lord Protector could takes his off and came back to dig up his old adversary and take his off post mortem.
     
  19. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    And Papists….!
     
  20. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Well they married Papists but both remained Protestant despite being leaned on by their wives. It was a bit like Brexit- talk against it and you’ll never get into Cabinet.
     

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