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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/