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Old 16-07-2013, 23:10
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I have no problem with the Royals as human beings, it's just the concept of monarchy which makes no sense to me.
I agree the concept makes no sense.

However it's the concept that creates a great political tool, national ambassadors who are apolitical.

Also I think there is a great need in people for spiritual totems/figureheads. That while people need the nations leader to make the decisions and run things, they need them for some emotional reasons also. I'm quite comforted that our figureheads or leaders in a more totem sense have no power. That the emotional focus can be directed there and the rational focus can be directed at the people doing the job.

I mean all the countries that have figurehead apolitical monarchies do pretty well in the rankings in terms of freedom, democracy, being liberal etc. Of course it could totally be unconnected.
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Old 17-07-2013, 00:04
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The daily telegraph say that the renovations are being paid from the public purse. The royals are reported to be covering the cost of interior design though. Big deal .... That will be a couple of fleur de lys cushions and some tartan throws!

Can't do a link but its on there.
That's on the Kensington Palace Renovation (part of Crown Estates), It's Almost Certain that Sandringham Estate will fund the renovation of Anmer House on the Sandringham Estate as they (The Queen) will retain ownership of it.

The Queen Mother left an Estate estimated at 70m (at least, though with 7m cash debts) and that was inherited by The Queen free of inheritance tax (The Queen did not pay inheritance tax on her mother's estate, since bequests from a sovereign to a sovereign, or from the consort of a sovereign to a reigning monarch, are exempt) and further bequests to her Great Grandchildren were made from that.

Diana was also a beneficiary of a trust set up by her Father Earl Spencer, the income from which would have also passed to her children.

We will never get to the bottom of Royal finances, they have more Trust funds than the Guinness and Vestey family combined (Google them).

The amounts paid to them from the public purse are dwarfed by their personal expenditure and vast private estates. (Balmoral is 49,000 acres)
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Old 17-07-2013, 00:44
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Hope it's girl who will eventually be called Queen Margaret long after my death as I am too old to see her crowned.
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Old 17-07-2013, 08:58
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Hope it's girl who will eventually be called Queen Margaret long after my death as I am too old to see her crowned.
Do we really want the tabloids talking of Princess/Queen Maggie!?
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Old 17-07-2013, 09:26
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Oh yeah sorry. Im Scottish and on the NHS ... WTF would I know about posh hospitals in London
St Mary's is way from posh- I know cause I work there!
She's not doing the NHS wards but the private wing!
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Old 17-07-2013, 11:44
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Be camp if the baby is born gay. A gay royal - that'd be bona!
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Old 17-07-2013, 11:57
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Be camp if the baby is born gay. A gay royal - that'd be bona!
A gay royal.... Like Edward then?
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Old 17-07-2013, 12:31
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I wouldn't worry your head about her. She'll have airconditioning, dampened facecloths rinsed in rosewater, cooling fans, egyptian cotton towels, softened water face sprays,natural sponges etc etc.

This is no ordinary birth ................
What? It's a Marks & Spencer birth?

(Mind you, they've got some lovely stuff in their autumn collection...)
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Old 17-07-2013, 12:40
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Do we really want the tabloids talking of Princess/Queen Maggie!?
Oh good point. Although I must say I'd forgotten all about Thatcher. Time to make the name stand for someone else. And rather than shortening it to Maggie, Peggy would do better.
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Old 17-07-2013, 13:16
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A poem for the new royal baby

The week we wait with breaths abated
And around the hospital we congregated
For there's to be a exciting event
A royal baby is heaven sent
A boy a girl it matters not
It'll gurgle and giggle in its cot
Let's celebrate with flags a waving and a flying
And remind each other that the royals are not a dying.
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Old 17-07-2013, 13:21
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A gay royal.... Like Edward then?
Not sure libeling members of the royal family is a good idea.

And on topic, I can't imagine this weather will be very comfortable for a woman who's 8+ months pregnant.
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Old 17-07-2013, 13:59
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A poem i writ for the new royal baby

The week we wait with breaths abated
And around the hospital we congregated
For there's to be a exciting event
A royal baby is heaven sent
A boy a girl it matters not
It'll gurgle and giggle in its cot
Let's celebrate with flags a waving and a flying
And remind each other that the royals are not a dying.
Margaret Elizabeth Mary Jo -
Who cares what's she called as long as she's no ho
For the chimes of the clock whispereth away
And we wait and we pray on this truly amazing day
It's a he! It's a she! crieth that nurse
It's so small it could fit in her purse
And as it grows to be a royal
So we must cherish it on our saintly soil
For baby's come but once a year
And today's the day -don't shed no tear!
It'll be wrapped up like a baby dove
And baby Windsor we send you hot hot love.
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Old 17-07-2013, 14:05
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A poem for the new royal baby

The week we wait with breaths abated
And around the hospital we congregated
For there's to be a exciting event
A royal baby is heaven sent
A boy a girl it matters not
It'll gurgle and giggle in its cot
Let's celebrate with flags a waving and a flying
And remind each other that the royals are not a dying.

Some People really couldn't care a jot
About the arrival of a royal tot.
We don't know them, we don't care
In your adoration we don't share.
"Heaven sent" .... That IS a joke
She got it from her princely bloke.
As we all do .... She's just like us
So why are you making all this fuss?
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Old 17-07-2013, 14:08
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A poem i writ for the new royal baby

The week we wait with breaths abated
And around the hospital we congregated
For there's to be a exciting event
A royal baby is heaven sent
A boy a girl it matters not
It'll gurgle and giggle in its cot
Let's celebrate with flags a waving and a flying
And remind each other that the royals are not a dying.
Margaret Elizabeth Mary Jo -
Who cares what's she called as long as she's no ho
For the chimes of the clock whispereth away
And we wait and we pray on this truly amazing day
It's a he! It's a she! crieth that nurse
It's so small it could fit in her purse
And as it grows to be a royal
So we must cherish it on our saintly soil
For baby's come but once a year
And today's the day -don't shed no tear!
It'll be wrapped up like a baby dove
And baby Windsor we send you hot hot love.
OMG I had imagined your tongue was firmly in your cheek.
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Old 17-07-2013, 14:17
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Not sure libeling members of the royal family is a good idea.
Isn't it rather insulting to gays to suggest that an allegation someone is homosexual is libellous, which means a statement that is considered liable to lower a person in the eyes of the average person, if it is believed.
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Old 17-07-2013, 14:29
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Do we really want the tabloids talking of Princess/Queen Maggie!?
Oh good point. Although I must say I'd forgotten all about Thatcher. Time to make the name stand for someone else. And rather than shortening it to Maggie, Peggy would do better.
I wasn't thinking of Thatcher. I was just thinking 'Maggie' is such an unattractive and undignified abbreviation-and I've no doubt at all the press would use it, rather than 'Margaret', all too often.
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Old 17-07-2013, 15:13
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I thought she supported the Lib Dems
Why??
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Old 17-07-2013, 16:09
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Not sure libeling members of the royal family is a good idea.

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I can live wih the consequences
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Old 17-07-2013, 17:02
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I wasn't thinking of Thatcher. I was just thinking 'Maggie' is such an unattractive and undignified abbreviation-and I've no doubt at all the press would use it, rather than 'Margaret', all too often.


I immediately thought Maggie Simpson!! Margaret is a lovely name but too many ways to shorten it.
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Old 17-07-2013, 18:20
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I wasn't thinking of Thatcher. I was just thinking 'Maggie' is such an unattractive and undignified abbreviation-and I've no doubt at all the press would use it, rather than 'Margaret', all too often.
Yes I expect tabloids couldn't resist going with the diminutive 'Maggie.'
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Old 17-07-2013, 18:30
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A poem i writ for the new royal baby

The week we wait with breaths abated
And around the hospital we congregated
For there's to be a exciting event
A royal baby is heaven sent
A boy a girl it matters not
It'll gurgle and giggle in its cot
Let's celebrate with flags a waving and a flying
And remind each other that the royals are not a dying.
Margaret Elizabeth Mary Jo -
Who cares what's she called as long as she's no ho
For the chimes of the clock whispereth away
And we wait and we pray on this truly amazing day
It's a he! It's a she! crieth that nurse
It's so small it could fit in her purse
And as it grows to be a royal
So we must cherish it on our saintly soil
For baby's come but once a year
And today's the day -don't shed no tear!
It'll be wrapped up like a baby dove
And baby Windsor we send you hot hot love.
sorry, but that is awful. Don't give up the day job.
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Old 17-07-2013, 19:23
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A poem i writ for the new royal baby

The week we wait with breaths abated
And around the hospital we congregated
For there's to be a exciting event
A royal baby is heaven sent
A boy a girl it matters not
It'll gurgle and giggle in its cot
Let's celebrate with flags a waving and a flying
And remind each other that the royals are not a dying.
Margaret Elizabeth Mary Jo -
Who cares what's she called as long as she's no ho
For the chimes of the clock whispereth away
And we wait and we pray on this truly amazing day
It's a he! It's a she! crieth that nurse
It's so small it could fit in her purse
And as it grows to be a royal
So we must cherish it on our saintly soil
For baby's come but once a year
And today's the day -don't shed no tear!
It'll be wrapped up like a baby dove
And baby Windsor we send you hot hot love.
Some people have too much time on their hands
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Old 17-07-2013, 19:26
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sorry, but that is awful. Don't give up the day job.
But she's the poet laureate

I think we could write a better poem than that though.

There once was a girl from Berks.......
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Old 17-07-2013, 19:50
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But she's the poet laureate

I think we could write a better poem than that though.

There once was a girl from Berks.......
There once was a girl from Buck...
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Old 17-07-2013, 20:03
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Disgusting. Jealousy is not becoming. You think you could write better then? I spent days composing that. Not nice my friend not nice.
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