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British monarchy - question of succession

Old Aug 15th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Lauren, indulge me - who is KING RALPH?
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Old Aug 15th, 2013, 05:39 PM
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King Ralph was a movie--a funny stupid movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102216/
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Old Aug 15th, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Thank you, Lauren - never heard of it.
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Old Aug 16th, 2013, 12:42 AM
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I'm having a bit of a chuckle at the way people in this thread are showing how to manage a troll.
There has been genuine information given to the OP and quite a lot of fun too. I like the whisky and the pearl handled revolver. Isn't the favourite royal tipple gin and dubonnet, though?
Every so often the troll will clutch at the adults, shake their trouser legs and shove in a nasty dig about the British and or the Royal Family.
So far, I think most people have completely ignored him or replied in a sensible way.
That's the way to treat 'em ;-)
This site takes us as far as 20th in line. Just pop Prince George in at no. 3 and shuffle the others down a notch. http://projectbritain.com/royal/succession.htm

Now, another film based on Kind Hearts and Coronets.
Samuel Chatto decides that he wants to be King and bumps off all the others in his way.
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Old Aug 16th, 2013, 02:52 AM
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"The UK was at its best under the reign of a woman."

Is! Don't tempt fate!
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Old Aug 16th, 2013, 02:57 AM
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<Therefore, everyone from Henry VII onward is a usurper and Michael I, who moved to Australia in the 1960's should have been king.>

Perhaps we should have restored the line in Australia and had our own Monarchs, as, if I recall correctly, was done in Brazil by a branch of the Portuguese Royal Family.

(Not really, as much as I have been impressed by those members of the British Royal Family I have met or spent any time with, I look forward to the Republic!)
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Old Aug 16th, 2013, 03:23 AM
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"Don't tempt fate"

I assumed the reference was to Elizabeth TUDOR, not Windsor.
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Old Aug 16th, 2013, 04:04 AM
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>>Perhaps we should have restored the line in Australia and had our own Monarchs, as, if I recall correctly, was done in Brazil by a branch of the Portuguese Royal Family<<

Why would you need to look to a relict of the Plantagenets, when you have:
http://news.images.itv.com/image/fil...9j-4aaqsk.jpeg
or
http://resources3.news.com.au/images...-patterson.jpg

(Actually, there's another reason why, on the face of it, the "alternative Plantagenet" argument fails: it goes back to the Duke of Clarence who was convicted of treason and made subject to an Act of Attainder which, by law, disqualified him from passing on any claims to rights and property to his descendants - even in those days, Parliament had to rule on such things, albeit at the point of Edward IV's sword).
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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 02:30 AM
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...'m having a bit of a chuckle at the way people in this thread are showing how to manage a troll....

People are getting wise. The primary object is to annoy British posters and those Americans who know about the country.
The repertoire is fairly small and is constantly recycled , calling the London Eye a Ferris wheel, insisting on "Chunnel" instead of Channel Tunnel or Eurostar.
Then, there's recommending places that Britons and knowledgeable foreigners warn against, and saying that British people flock to them, Madame Tussauds, the London Dungeon and I see that Blackpool is again raising its raddled old head.
Another ploy is to find and post a pejorative article about a European country. France is often honoured.
My goodness, I forgot the Royal Family
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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 06:31 AM
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Our friend is a 1trick pony. Well, actually a 5 or 6 trick pony as MissPrism notes.
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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 08:24 AM
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ah reopening the investigation of the death of Princess Di and Dodi - interesting and again British government agent is a possible suspect... the circus continues.
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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 08:32 AM
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Was Princess Diana MURDERED BY SAS - Metropolitan Police Assessing Credibility - headline in the Daily Mail and other British papers. Could it be true - I never gave credence to it before but perhaps... a bombshell is waiting and Dodi's pop was right?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...new-claim.html
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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 11:56 AM
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There's a thread on that topic already, PQ. This horse is dead, no point flogging it.
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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 03:07 PM
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"ah a horse, a horse for my kingdom!" Dick the 3rd was right!
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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 11:33 PM
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PQ, this is August, also known as "Silly Season", when journalists are desperate for stories. You can ride that horse if you want, but it won't get you very far. ;-)
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