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  • RedSparrows 1 May 2011 01:28:29 22,274 posts
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    What?

    Is your point merely that some people are endowed with gravitas and power by virtue of their position, when anyone else aping their dress and actions are not? Becuase I'm fairly sure that's obvious. And doesn't mean anything at all beyond the basic fact that 'authority' has.... authority.





  • RedSparrows 1 May 2011 01:32:35 22,274 posts
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    Also, they're not exactly directly related to Henry et al. Royal history is, astonishingly, not quite so divine and eternal as one might think...!
  • Ka-blamo 1 May 2011 02:15:21 7,314 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:

    I was simply saying that there is a difference between prince William wearing a Uniform and FWB wearing one, he was (I presume) Facetiously saying that it's the same thing.
  • FWB 1 May 2011 09:29:51 44,223 posts
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    You're right, there is a difference. I'm not so antiquated that I would put on a uniform and prat around as a prince. However, I see absolutely no reason why William should be enshrined in that way just because of his birth. He is a normal human being. Nothing special about him... aside from the fact that he gets to fly helicopters. Nothing particularly against the guy.

    Just because the majority support it, does not make it fact or right. See religion and other such farcical belief systems. Red says it perfectly when he says "authority has authority". Henry the VIII (a dictator) might be put up there because of his powerful position and what he did with it, but this is the 21st century. We are supposed to be moving behind unelected figures of authority.

    I have "royal blood", by the way. Albeit.... cough... French. Ugh. But then we all have royal blood, because we all stemmed from the same place. But if you subscribe to it all, do you mind getting me a cafe latte?
  • Ged42 1 May 2011 10:37:03 7,717 posts
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    I remember talking to someone at an EG meet a while back, who said they had royal blood on the Stuart line, can't remember who it was though.

    I have royal blood as well.

    I keep it in a jar, in the fridge.
  • Ka-blamo 1 May 2011 13:34:52 7,314 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    I have "royal blood", by the way. Albeit.... cough... French.

    Your opinions are now worthless! ;)

    I understand what you're saying and why you think it's silly, pointless/useless.......but, I love it all.
  • brokenkey 1 May 2011 14:26:48 6,983 posts
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    Actually, the queen has someone to wipe her arse for her

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  • TechnoHippy 1 May 2011 14:31:25 14,707 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    Actually, the queen has someone to wipe her arse for her

    You don't need to be royalty to have that.

    /Checks bathroom door is still locked.

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  • Feanor 1 May 2011 14:37:56 14,141 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    Actually, the queen has someone to wipe her arse for her

    A lot of 80 year olds have that.
  • Ka-blamo 1 May 2011 15:23:38 7,314 posts
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    I heard a story a while ago I don't know if it's true, about Charles' personal dresser was late or forgot about him or something.

    Apparently Charles was standing in his bedroom in his underpants, not knowing how to dress himself.
  • heyyo 1 May 2011 15:33:36 14,373 posts
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    Ka-blamo wrote:
    I heard a story a while ago I don't know if it's true, about Charles' personal dresser was late or forgot about him or something.

    Apparently Charles was standing in his bedroom in his underpants, not knowing how to dress himself.

    Well unless Charles closed his eyes each time the dresser was dressing him, there's no way in hell this is true.
  • Deleted user 1 May 2011 16:03:48
    It's patently not true. He served in the Air Force and the Navy, it's highly unlikely someone dressed him the entire time he was there.
  • Dirtbox 1 May 2011 16:07:34 77,687 posts
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    That story was originally about some princess 150 years ago.

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  • Ka-blamo 1 May 2011 16:16:46 7,314 posts
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    And now Charles is doing it *shakes head
  • Deleted user 1 May 2011 16:31:06
    ...what with all the Farmer conferences and whatnot...
  • urban 2 May 2011 09:29:08 10,942 posts
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    The Royal Wedding Abridged!
  • Psychotext 2 May 2011 09:40:00 53,939 posts
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    Not seen anything of the wedding other than that. Was it too difficult for them to find a ring which fit her finger or something? Or is it a way of saying "put on any weight and you're going to lose your finger my love".
  • dutchspeededup 2 May 2011 09:42:07 4,389 posts
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    Ka-blamo wrote:
    I heard a story a while ago I don't know if it's true, about Charles' personal dresser was late or forgot about him or something.

    Apparently Charles was standing in his bedroom in his underpants, not knowing how to dress himself.

    My Uncle was at Gordonstoun with Prince Charles. If he's anything like him he certainly knows how to undress a man.
  • Psychotext 2 May 2011 09:46:25 53,939 posts
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    \o/
  • sam8055 2 May 2011 10:12:49 2 posts
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    Please watch the highlights here

    http://youtu.be/4n5627RkaiA
  • sam8055 2 May 2011 10:14:26 2 posts
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    Please watch kate's arrival

    http://youtu.be/M5KtubDr7z0
  • Deleted user 6 May 2011 11:18:04
    What?

    Edit: Hopefully The Queen was on the blower straight away to put a stop to this.

  • Kosmoz 6 May 2011 11:25:29 7,662 posts
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    Livetext_beta_tester wrote:
    What?

    Edit: Hopefully The Queen was on the blower straight away to put a stop to this.

    Why would she still be wearing an engagement ring rather than a wedding ring?

    Every girl I ever kissed I was thinking of a pro footballer.

  • boo 6 May 2011 11:27:36 11,748 posts
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    Waitrose - a better class of customer all round...

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  • senso-ji 6 May 2011 11:27:37 5,851 posts
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    Because it's worth a lot more
  • boo 6 May 2011 11:29:56 11,748 posts
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    Kosmoz wrote:
    Why would she still be wearing an engagement ring rather than a wedding ring?

    You don't stop wearing an engagement ring when you get married.
    Traditionally, the woman removes the engagement ring for the wedding ceremony, and then puts it back on, after the marriage, below her wedding ring.

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  • Kosmoz 6 May 2011 11:32:11 7,662 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Kosmoz wrote:
    Why would she still be wearing an engagement ring rather than a wedding ring?

    You don't stop wearing an engagement ring when you get married.
    Traditionally, the woman removes the engagement ring for the wedding ceremony, and then puts it back on, after the marriage, below her wedding ring.
    I wasn't aware of that. Learn something new every day and all that.

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  • Deleted user 6 May 2011 11:32:38
    It needs resizing, and it has wheels.
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