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King Charles III

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

  1. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    [​IMG] Finishing touches being applied to a temporary viewing pod and media centre on the top of Methodist Hall, Parliament Square.
  2. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    There was polling showing that 6% of ukip voters voted to remain in the EU. The ballot paper was probably cognitively challenging.
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  3. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I wonder if the Queen is actually in that coffin. Would it matter to anyone?
  4. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    To you, apparently ?
  5. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I'd be surprised if she was really...
  6. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

  7. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Don't be daft - actually in the box. Why would they risk it when nobody would be any the wiser? Just a thought...
  8. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Road closures around here for the procession to the committal at the castle on Monday.
  9. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I’m sure they’d lift the lid so you could have a peep if you asked nicely.
  10. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    apparently lead lined to stop leakage.
  11. herb

    herb brain's right hemisphere

    I guess she will not be cremated but buried somewhere? Scotland?

    If Henry Windsor is known as Harry why is William Windsor not known as Bill? King Bill sounds good to me.

    I just do not get any of this royalty nonsense but can only see it as a projection of the Jungian collective unconscious. Obviously very powerful unfortunately.
  12. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    There's a 'royal vault' at Windsor apparently...
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  13. miktec

    miktec unissued

    So would that be some kind of Schrödinger's Queen ...... or a Queen who has fallen in a forest ???
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  14. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

    Imagine if it got dropped and a few bags of Wickes Sharp Sand spilled out.
  15. herb

    herb brain's right hemisphere

    Thanks, I hope that it is not available for public viewing, the BBC may get locked into it forever:(
  16. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    Haven't watched a single second of any of the coverage, i seriously have no interest in dwelling on death or have any interest in the Royals but it seems even pfm is not immune from the familiar tone of forums around the social media of the Queen's demise.

    I find it sad but not surprising.

    If we were discussing the death of a loved one from pfm the tone would be markedly different, reflecting the great loss someone is enduring but hey, it's the Queen & Charles etc... so who gives **** eh.
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  17. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    In accordance with her royal wishes, Her Majesty will be buried in the Currys car park on the Old Kent Road. I believe it was her most favourite place.
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  18. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Ergo

    Correct, however the mods have tried to keep the queenie RIP thread clearer of the noise of the disaffected. This thread has been identified as one you can (within the AUP) vent your visceral organ of choice.

    I watched the announcement of death and about 10 mins after that; nothing since. I will watch the funeral, or at least the main bits as my MIL who lives with us is a fan (of funerals I suspect rather than the queen) and the brother in law avec family will also come round so I guess we are having a funeral party.

    Once this is all over normal service will resume and we can get back to shouting at the sky again about our trusses or whatever we were talking about before
  19. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    I'm not convinced that it is, to be honest.

    Support for the monarchy has declined in recent years, and now sits at around 60%, compared with support for a republic at just over 25%.

    But that's not the end of the story. I think it's a safe bet that, among that 60%, a relatively small number are fervent monarchists - people who would (for example), queue for 30 hours to see the Queen lying in state.

    In that sense, being a monarchist is a bit like being a Christian in this country. Many people say they are Christian on census forms, or if directly asked, but relatively few go to church regularly, and even fewer are directly involved in the activties of their local church, beyond turning up on Sunday.

    This impression is confirmed by normal life continuing where I live (Sheffield). There is almost no sign of collective grieving (literally none, in fact) and everybody's just doing their thing. I've overheard a few conversations about the Queen's death, mostly respectful, but one or two have been more sceptical.

    So, don't be fooled by the wall to wall TV coverage, and the crowds in London. If the consent manufacturing machine has to work this hard, and protestors have to be arrested before they have even written their signs, that is not the mark of an institution that is seen as beyond reproach by the British public.

    Having said all that, I doubt the monarchy is going anywhere in the near future, and I'm sure it will outlive me. But in one hundred years time... who knows?
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  20. billo

    billo pfm Member

    I do hope you are not suggesting that our queen is radioactive? That one might take the conspirators a while to get into.
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