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Old 01-11-2020, 02:55 PM   #61
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My favorite recent meme:
30 something moves out of his Grandmom's place, quits his allowance, has to find a job.

Why does no one get this excited about the Dutch Royalty?
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:57 PM   #62
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And let's remember that his great-uncle walked away from the throne itself...to the admiration of many
The Nazis liked him a lot.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:59 PM   #63
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I don't really "get" celebrity worship. Sports figures, actors, politicians, CEO's, whatever. They're all people.
Richard Gervais sorta made that point the other night.
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The Nazis liked him a lot.
And that has zero to do with the thread topic.
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:02 PM   #65
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He's 5th in line in an over bloated line.
Guess again.
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:04 PM   #66
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You so silly.
William the Conquerer, of course. As soon as his mum croaks.
That would a 180 degree turnaround.
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And that has zero to do with the thread topic.
Just pointing out a group who were big admirers of Ed 8. It was brought up that he was admired by many & thought I'd build on that. Don't know what the issue is.
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I guess when the wife puts her foot down whatcha gonna do?
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Old 01-11-2020, 04:31 PM   #69
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gerntz, my point was that Harry would not be the first royal to relinquish his responsibilities. "Admiration" was in the context of the romantics who found his doing so "for the woman I love"; nothing more.
My grandparents had met him socially while he was in the Bahamas and found him memorable
I should have been more clear

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Just pointing out a group who were big admirers of Ed 8. It was brought up that he was admired by many & thought I'd build on that. Don't know what the issue is.
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Here in Massachusetts, we (or at least some of us) have been drinking from the "bubblah" ever since elementary school. Tea Party notwithstanding.
As we do in Wisconsin too !
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:35 AM   #71
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Harry is so far down the line I can see his point to just move on with less of the BS fairy tale motions they have to go through.

As far as financially, I bet they have boat loads full. I also would bet the royal family wouldn't let them starve to death if it cam to that.

They are 100% safe to retire is my guess enough at the young age of mid 30's.

Have fun do what they want and have a life.
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Does anyone want to volunteer to take over his royal duties?
Could be an interesting post-retirement gig.
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Does anyone want to volunteer to take over his royal duties?

Could be an interesting post-retirement gig.


I could never do a job that depended on what everybody (including a vicious press) thought about me and my family.
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They are 100% safe to retire is my guess enough at the young age of mid 30's.
Are you sure? Did they put their numbers in Firecalc to be sure they are good to go?

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Does anyone want to volunteer to take over his royal duties?
Could be an interesting post-retirement gig.
Help Harry with his royal duties so Harry can help Archie with his royal doodies?
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I don't know much about Harry and his wife, but it appears that he is saying "I am not cut out for this royal lifestyle and obligations". He just wants to be left alone.

I do feel sorry for him. Here's a guy who probably wishes that he were a common man. He did not ask to be born into a royal family.
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Good for Harry and his wife. Everybody deserves to live their lives in peace without the prying eyes of the media. Imagine if each of us was under this type of scrutiny. No doubt, they’ll find lots of negative stuff to write about especially if you don’t kowtow to the press. The British tabloids are vicious and nasty that few people can withstand. They found ready targets and it is a shame that this family couldn’t live their in peace.
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I don't know much about Harry and his wife, but it appears that he is saying "I am not cut out for this royal lifestyle and obligations". He just wants to be left alone.

I do feel sorry for him. Here's a guy who probably wishes that he were a common man. He did not ask to be born into a royal family.

He certainly didn't anymore than the rest of us. If he wants out , it would be fair to give up the benefits of being a Royal along with the obligations.

OTOH, I have read some of the stuff written about his new bride and I have to say, it is nasty. And much of the nasty stuff has a lot of racial implications, IMHO. Here in the colonies USA I am reminded of the photo of the Romney family which included an adopted 'child of color' and the comment "Which one doesn't belong?" There are a lot of nasty people in the press and social media. Even minor children are no longer immune from vicious attacks (Ms. Thunberg and Mr. Sandmann come to mind, both 16.) .

The Royals did not do this to the press. They choose these actions and attitudes themselves. Shame on them.
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I enjoy “The Crown”. More for the reason people like looking at car wrecks. Otherwise I could give a rip about the royal family. Wouldn’t be surprised if the country votes to get rid of the current system in the next 20 years. However, the Royal family allow Britain to get more attention than they deserve
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Yes, celebrity worship is a point of friction with me also. If I never hear, see another story or image about the Kardashians, it would leave a little band width for science, philosophy or something more meaningful...
ya mean like monster trucks? 😂
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