The Royal Family

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Do you approve of the royal family?

Approve
4
7%
Disapprove
38
68%
Cock-end
14
25%
 
Total votes: 56

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Re: The Royal Family

Post by tenchboy » Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:12 pm

tom p wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 1:38 pm
I love the implication that he might, conceivably, have a long-term strategy. Unless it involves slowly poisoning his brother, nephews & great nephews, then it's one that's not going to get him anywhere
With Kate playing the part of Margaret Beaufort?

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Re: The Royal Family

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:39 pm

Don't forget his great nieces as well, they're ahead of Andrew now in the list. Equal primogeniture and all that.

ETA: Actually, that said, they always would've been, but still.
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Re: The Royal Family

Post by tom p » Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:49 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:39 pm
Don't forget his great nieces as well, they're ahead of Andrew now in the list. Equal primogeniture and all that.

ETA: Actually, that said, they always would've been, but still.
Oops, i forgot that william and harry had girls too.

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Re: The Royal Family

Post by tom p » Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:52 pm

tenchboy wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:12 pm
tom p wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 1:38 pm
I love the implication that he might, conceivably, have a long-term strategy. Unless it involves slowly poisoning his brother, nephews & great nephews, then it's one that's not going to get him anywhere
With Kate playing the part of Margaret Beaufort?
I like it.
Truth be told, I was thinking more of Andrew as Louis D'Ascoyne Mazzini

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Re: The Royal Family

Post by jimbob » Wed Feb 16, 2022 8:11 pm

Prince Andrew's statement seems to contradict answers he gave me - Emily Maitlis


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60407806
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: The Royal Family

Post by Opti » Wed Feb 16, 2022 8:51 pm

Found this elsewhere
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Time for a big fat one.

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Re: The Royal Family

Post by Millennie Al » Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:39 am

jimbob wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:15 am
IvanV wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:46 am
Maybe it's cheaper, all told, to pay them to go away. It is left to us to judge whether that is what happened in Andrew's case. Many of us will conclude it is not what happened. The plaintiff is smiling, the defendant is not.
And the bold is why that doesn't make sense in this case.

Andrew said he wanted to clear his name.
That was never going to happen regardless of the evidence. Even if Andrew proved conclusively that he didn't meet Virginia Giuffre on one specific occasion, it was incontrovertible that he had met her at some time and if she alleges that he had sex with her there would be no way to prove that that was not true even if it wasn't. And, of course, even if the case was narrowed down to some specific occasion where he couldn't have been there, many people would have believed him guilty anyway and said he did it at some other time and Virgina merely made a mistake over the date. And, don't forget that the American legal system generally makes winners pay their own costs. Winning can be very expensive, so there is a huge incentive to settle. The only big danger in settling against a meritless opponent is that you risk someone else deciding you provide a good chance of them getting money too.

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Re: The Royal Family

Post by lpm » Tue May 10, 2022 10:36 am

My god, Prince Charles is really f.cking up his reading out of the queen's speech!
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Re: The Royal Family

Post by lpm » Tue May 10, 2022 10:36 am

I know what he's done, he's confused it with Eurovision.
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Re: The Royal Family

Post by lpm » Tue May 10, 2022 10:38 am

Never heard him sing before. Quite a good voice. But choosing Bucks Fizz as his classic Eurovision song? I suppose it's a message to the government to not let its indecision take it from behind.
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Re: The Royal Family

Post by lpm » Tue May 10, 2022 10:40 am

Oops! Nearly a wardrobe malfunction there. Tore off Camila's dress and almost took the mini skirt with it!
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Re: The Royal Family

Post by lpm » Tue May 10, 2022 10:44 am

Nice segue into Waterloo. He seems to think it's literally about Waterloo though. Bringing on a regiment to reenact the battle is a bit silly.
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Re: The Royal Family

Post by lpm » Tue May 10, 2022 10:49 am

Well that was good! Lays down the gauntlet to the rest of Europe for Saturday night's contest. Macron remains favourite to win of course, at least assuming Zelensky won't be able to make the show.
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Re: The Royal Family

Post by Gfamily » Tue May 10, 2022 12:13 pm

Listening to his giving of the speech
I'm reminded
"There are two great tragedies in life; one is not to get your heart's desire..."
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