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British Royal Succession
« on: June 01, 2021, 03:02:40 AM »

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/a-roman-solution-to-prince-charless-harry-problem?fbclid=IwAR3RwJVi3E9M_JObeUp0US6vN6NXZDZrUqxVk7YoXw9bLn5lji3wrnPSOYs

Article suggests Prince Charles adopt a son to replace Harry in the succession line.  I hear by nominate Jeremy Clarkson.

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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 03:22:15 PM »

I thought Prince William was the heir and he has a young son who is next in line before Harry. 

Some of that would also assume Prince Charles is a good leader and would choose a better successor.  If one were to do a monarchy of some type, I think it would be better to make it where the successor was never a close relative of the monarch.  Perhaps put a minimum age on it also.
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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2021, 05:19:06 PM »

Or just do away with monarchies in general.
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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2021, 05:36:16 PM »

They could go full Ottoman and William kills Harry
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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2021, 07:16:23 PM »

They should fight for it. Swords would be good.
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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2021, 08:34:21 PM »

They should fight for it. Swords would be good.

Very good, indeed.

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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2021, 08:42:20 PM »

I thought Prince William was the heir and he has a young son who is next in line before Harry. 


Succession no longer has to go to a son. I believe Harry is currently sixth in line, after Chuck, Wills, and Wills' three children.

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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2021, 11:40:03 PM »

I was going to suggest lances in a joust, but I guess actually the Divine Right of Kings derived from their skill in swordsmanship, swinging a mace, employing the Headsman, and otherwise killing their relatives and contenders, sometimes even with poison.

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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2021, 12:08:24 AM »

I was going to suggest lances in a joust, but I guess actually the Divine Right of Kings derived from their skill in swordsmanship, swinging a mace, employing the Headsman, and otherwise killing their relatives and contenders, sometimes even with poison.

I thought the Divine Right of Kings derived from strange women lying in ponds, distributing swords.

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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2021, 12:51:05 AM »

Well a nods as good as a wink to a blind bat.
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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2021, 04:55:20 PM »

Well a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat.

I finally looked that one up since it's been used a lot.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/a+nod+is+as+good+as+a+wink+to+a+blind+bat

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a nod is as good as a wink to a blind bat

It is unnecessary to explain or elaborate upon something because one already understands or knows about it in full. This particular variant of the phrase was popularized by the British sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus.
No need to tell me what you were up to last night—a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat.


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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2021, 07:38:38 PM »

Well when we only had three channels I had to watch something. It came on right after Benny Hill.
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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2021, 09:50:11 PM »

Ah, yes.  Hill's Angels.

Long delightful chases.

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https://youtu.be/Zcq_xLi2NGo (2:11)

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I wouldn't have minded seeing Harry somehow get in the "running" for King, but:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14525499/prince-harry-liberated-move-america-best-decision/

Kind of supermarket tabloidy...

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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2021, 10:02:55 AM »

Well when we only had three channels I had to watch something. It came on right after Benny Hill.
I remember watching some Monty Python when I was too young to get all the jokes.  Same with Benny Hill.  Still a lot of sight gags to laugh at. 
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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2021, 10:52:58 AM »

I remember the notes that came in the Benny Hill tape containers when they were shipped to the station I worked at years ago.  (Big four inch quad tapes, so the shipping containers were quite large.)  The notes were from engineers at stations where the tapes were previously played.  They told us to be on the lookout at certain time stamps for stuff that would be entertaining to us engineers should not be aired.
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Re: British Royal Succession
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2021, 12:25:40 PM »

I remember the notes that came in the Benny Hill tape containers when they were shipped to the station I worked at years ago.  (Big four inch quad tapes, so the shipping containers were quite large.)  The notes were from engineers at stations where the tapes were previously played.  They told us to be on the lookout at certain time stamps for stuff that would be entertaining to us engineers should not be aired.
You would have been surprised at what got past the censors.

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