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Offline lookout

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2020, 10:46:PM »
How about we make the royal family redundant and become a republic.






Not quite----just remove all the hangers-on.

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2020, 02:29:AM »
I think the french had the right idea

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2020, 04:33:PM »
I've thought about this question a lot and have come to the conclusion that if the Monarchy is to survive it should be a slimmed down version, consisting of the monarch with his or her constitutional duties and the succession. We should not be paying for any of the entourage.

My mam always said, 'get rid of all the hangers on'.  I tell you what though, re the main lot, I've never heard a bad word said about Anne. Seems to be low profile but well thought of.
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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2020, 07:07:PM »
My mam always said, 'get rid of all the hangers on'.  I tell you what though, re the main lot, I've never heard a bad word said about Anne. Seems to be low profile but well thought of.
The Scandinavians have a monarchy, which is why I didn't dismiss the concept out of hand. However if your society changes drastically over a few decades you run the risk of the institution as well as the individuals becoming out of touch, which to a large extent the present Queen is.

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2020, 07:07:PM »
How about we make the royal family redundant and become a republic.
   Not sure I get the Eminem reference so here's a less vague reference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQbfTAWe3no
   

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2020, 07:14:PM »
Hi Roch

I heard a report on the news that Princess Anne does more work than the rest of them put together she goes about it in a nice quiet dignified way and seems to keep a low profile.

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2020, 09:42:AM »
Australia don't want them.

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2020, 06:27:PM »
I'm sure Harry and Meghan will do their odd little bit for charity, whilst feathering their own nests at an increasing alacrity..https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7896661/Harry-Meghans-Frogmore-staff-AXED-Speculation-mounts-couple-settle-Canada.html

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2020, 12:04:AM »
He's off, and whilst many would wish him well there's surely a contradiction in wanting to avoid mass media intrusion whilst willing to hawk themselves around the world to make a fast buck: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10781508/meghan-markle-prince-harry-baby-archie-megxit/

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2020, 10:26:PM »
I have nothing but sympathy for the mental health problems Prince Harry has endured since the loss of his mother, but surely he doesn't need to be paid £400,000 to highlight the issue. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10919053/prince-harry-therapy-princess-diana-speech-florida/

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2020, 01:52:PM »
I never had much time for Lady Colin Campbell but she has surely hit the nail on the head here..https://youtu.be/9I35n7o3THQ

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Re: Shroud of Diana looms over latest Queen statement
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2020, 12:03:PM »
I never had much time for Lady Colin Campbell but she has surely hit the nail on the head here..https://youtu.be/9I35n7o3THQ


I once thought similarly of her -a gossip monger par excellance- but recently, she's been worth listening to.

 I see the Harry/Meghan situation as a repetition of Edward/Wallis (another Americam divorcee) in which a man is willing to give up life as he's previously known it to make his chosen woman happy. There was zero chance of Wallis leaving Edward, whilst I don't believe she'd ever wanted to marry him, she was too conscious that he'd given up a throne -albeit one he'd probably never wanted?- for her. Her standing in society meant everything to her. Meghan, in contrast, has already claimed to have "given up my life for this family" so may NOT be endowed with the same sense of duty to stay in the marriage. Also, unlike Wallis, who was happy to remain in the background, Meghan seems to prefer to be centre-stage.

I think it must be accepted that Harry was never going to marry -to quote one of his, many times, great grandmothers, "a bread and milk miss" who followed the rules his mother kicked against- but I  no longer have the positive hopes I once had for their marriage. Meghan may have what SHE wants, but where does it leave Harry, who, at the momant, quite clearly adores her, and might be said to be within her thrall? One can't help but wonder, when doing nothing becomes tedious, if he'll yearn to be back with his military family, if not, his biological one?