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The Royal wedding

Postby JR8 » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 4:32 pm

Here's to a long and happy future together! Brilliant.

p.s. The champers is coming out shortly.

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Postby JayCee » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 5:04 pm

I belong to the Bah humbug camp I'm afraid when it comes to the royal family, if we're supposed to take our lead on how to live from that family then God help us all.

I actually don't mind William though so I wish them luck, but I still can't shake the feeling that's he's been put up to it like Charles was with Diana, time will tell I guess.

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 8:49 pm

JayCee wrote:I belong to the Bah humbug camp I'm afraid when it comes to the royal family, if we're supposed to take our lead on how to live from that family then God help us all.

I actually don't mind William though so I wish them luck, but I still can't shake the feeling that's he's been put up to it like Charles was with Diana, time will tell I guess.


Seconded, now for a more interesting day.....Image

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Postby aster » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:58 pm

Nice ceremony, saw it on tv. I wish them all the best. :)

P.S. Can't understand the diehards who actally cram the streets though...

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:25 pm

JR8 wrote:Here's to a long and happy future together! Brilliant.

p.s. The champers is coming out shortly.


+1

It's great for the Country. All the cynics are banging on about it being a waste of taxpayers cash. Yes, GBP 30mn is a lot for a ceremony. But if you quantify everything to a money value, it's a very one-dimensional view of how the world operates. After all the bad times that Britain has been through over the past few years, I think it's great to give everyone something to look forward to and to unite the people.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:35 pm

What wedding? :???:

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Postby Asdracles » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:43 pm

I reckon that this wedding is exceptional and should be in the news everywhere.

With the current economic situation in Europe, they must be brave! Two unemployed people getting married!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:59 pm

Asdracles wrote:I reckon that this wedding is exceptional and should be in the news everywhere.

With the current economic situation in Europe, they must be brave! Two unemployed people getting married!


Now that is very funny.

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:08 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What wedding? :???:



Somebody still asleep as usual.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 1:44 am

JayCee wrote:I belong to the Bah humbug camp I'm afraid when it comes to the royal family, if we're supposed to take our lead on how to live from that family then God help us all.

I actually don't mind William though so I wish them luck, but I still can't shake the feeling that's he's been put up to it like Charles was with Diana, time will tell I guess.


Well I see it differently :wink:

Nobody has ever suggested to me that the Royal family are an example of how to lead my life. How could they be? To me they are simply human, just like you and me, just burdened with probably the most terrible job/duties imaginable.

The Crown is about constancy, and is a wonderful thing easily over-looked. Who would prefer say the French model of a hideous dwarf in elevator heels, married to some plasticed up star-fuc%ing slut, living in a tax-payer funded palace? Would you? Viva la republica! (not).

Good luck to them I say!

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 2:03 am

BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:Here's to a long and happy future together! Brilliant.

p.s. The champers is coming out shortly.


+1

It's great for the Country. All the cynics are banging on about it being a waste of taxpayers cash. Yes, GBP 30mn is a lot for a ceremony. But if you quantify everything to a money value, it's a very one-dimensional view of how the world operates. After all the bad times that Britain has been through over the past few years, I think it's great to give everyone something to look forward to and to unite the people.



Most people are ignorant of the fact that the Crown, under the Civil List, give £300m+ year to the treasury and then have to almost beg to get c. £30m back to run everything.

If I were king, first thing I'd do is revoke that very dud agreement!

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 3:24 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What wedding? :???:


Bloody proles!


:wink: :P

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Postby aster » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 1:57 pm

BillyB wrote:
+1

It's great for the Country. All the cynics are banging on about it being a waste of taxpayers cash. Yes, GBP 30mn is a lot for a ceremony. But if you quantify everything to a money value, it's a very one-dimensional view of how the world operates. After all the bad times that Britain has been through over the past few years, I think it's great to give everyone something to look forward to and to unite the people.


Yeah, I can understand someone not liking the whole royalty thing, but to moan about the costs of a wedding of this scale, transmitted across the globe, is just silly. The royal family has a very positive effect on the tourism bottom line, and I'd even risk saying that the wedding might pay for itself in the end.

Also from a tourism perspective I do hope they choose the Isles of Scilly for their honeymoon. Anyone ever been there? :)

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 4:34 pm

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Morning Aster

Yeah, I can understand someone not liking the whole royalty thing,

I can’t, I just see it as plain and simple sour grapes. It leaves me perplexed. Surely to ‘not like Royalty’ one has to have some kind of presumption that they have an enviable lifestyle, but who are you kidding? And so what if they did? Do you hate your neighbours simply because they are better off than you?

Apparently Aunt Betty had to cancel her first public engagement in 60 odd years just last week. I believe she averages something like 2-3 every single day. Who on earth would wish to have that kind of job? I cannot think of another person who even comes close to her selfless commitment to the good of society in the UK.


but to moan about the costs of a wedding of this scale, transmitted across the globe, is just silly. The royal family has a very positive effect on the tourism bottom line, and I'd even risk saying that the wedding might pay for itself in the end.

Haha! But a little one dimensional maybe? (You’re sounding almost SGn Chinese, praying to turn a profit from the ang-pows! :) ). Yes simply on the surface level they are a boon to the economy, and I think you’d have to be rather bitter and poisoned to not accept that fact. But it goes so much deeper to the core of what makes (or made) Great Britain great. Anyway, another time over beers maybe!

Also from a tourism perspective I do hope they choose the Isles of Scilly for their honeymoon. Anyone ever been there? :)

I don’t, they’re the Royal Family for heaven’s sake. I hope they go and buy a personal island in the Seychelles or something for their honeymoon. All this faux ‘man of the people’ we’re flying Ryanair stuff that Cameron indulges in makes me want to puke! Crikey even Blair wasn’t embarrassed going by private jet to bag freebie holidays at some oligarch or another’s villa. Ironic eh?

The Scilly Isles, wasn’t that the redoubt of one of the former PMs? Ted ‘goddam traitor’ Heath? :wink:


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Postby aster » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 6:45 pm

Mornin' JR8

I can understand someone not liking the whole royal family thing because most of them are a bunch of idiots. Apart from Diana or her kids, I couldn't give two shits about the rest of them... "royalty"... gimme a break.

I'd be the last one to mention profit all the time, but that's all they're good for - driving tourism. Take that away and they can all FO to the Himalayas and stay there...

But it goes so much deeper to the core of what makes (or made) Great Britain great.

Whaaaaat? That sounded strange considering you're not an 85-year old female. :D There is nothing great about them... and they have nothing to do with what makes the country great.

Anyway, another time over beers maybe!

You betcha! :)

P.S. Good thing they got rid of fox-hunting, that was one sick pastime that only lowlife idiots participated in...


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