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Prince Charles

Discussion in 'off topic' started by MikeMA, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. mansr

    mansr Objectionist

    Harry is the ginger who wants to have his cake and eat it. William is his brother. Andrew is their creepy uncle. How did I do?
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  2. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Harry is indeed ginger haired. Apart from that, if you are asking me I’m afraid I have no idea.
  3. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    On the subject of everything bad contributed to him in this thread, isn't that what royalties always done?

    Let's compare him to, let's say, Richard 'the lionheart' and everything pales.
  4. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Richard was good to Robin Hood, who has Big Ears been good to?
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  5. chartz

    chartz If it’s broke fix it!

    Why don’t you just get rid of monarchy altogether?
    A bit of dusting would certainly be useful. Kings and queens should really just be chess and playing card figures these days.
    Prince Charles is of no political significance anyway, so yes, a figurehead he will be when QE2 finally kicks the bucket.
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  6. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

  7. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    A monarchy symbolises a childish need to look up to an overlord.

    A monarchy is a symbol of an immature democracy
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  8. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    According to Sir Walter Scott, yes. I'm not sure he's 100% historically correct...
  9. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    I wouldn't disagree entirely, but the Belgians, Danes, Dutch, Norwegians Spanish and Swedes may have a different view.

    In some ways we jumped the gun with Oliver Cromwell.
  10. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Dozens of Hollywood Blockbuster Documentaries can`t be wrong.
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  11. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    Maybe, but at the moment, it's our Monarchy that plays a very significant role in keeping other countries wanting to remain engaged with us.

    No Monarchy? Then your leader has meetings with the PM, Deputy PM and foreign secretary. How attractive to those outside the UK do you think that would look at the moment?
    Sloop John B and eternumviti like this.
  12. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

  13. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    Which bit? The useful for diplomacy bit or the more attractive than Boris, Dominic or Liz Truss bit?


    You seem a bit more of a crosspatch than normal, Bob. You OK?
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  14. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    Jeez ..I only read this because I thought that he might have kicked the bucket, never mind perhaps next time!
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  15. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    Good point. Which I guess also makes Boris Johnson and populism another symptom of an immature democracy
  16. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

    Oh really? You think that Betty has much day-to-day interaction with any other government?
  17. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    Very attractive! No need to dress up with medals and decorations, no need to sit through long boring lunches. A "President" is much easier to manage, and you can change him if he's no good.

    The main problem in abolishing the UK monarchy is you'd have to re-name everything; Royal Opera House, Royal Navy, RAF, RCMP, RSPCC, RSPCA, Royal Mail, it goes on for ever!
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  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    Go and look at footage of G7 this year and see who the foreign leaders spent more time with. Rightly or wrongly, they like to meet and be seen with the UK Royal family.
  19. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    I'm Swedish and agree on the 'not very democratic' view. The job as head of state is inherited is of course completely undemocratic. Still, 'our' King is quite a nice chap that arranges a historic car meet every year, attends and is happily photographed in front of them.
  20. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

    So now you think that the G7 leaders won't bother attending if your queen is not there?

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