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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 08 Sep 22 6.40pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

RiP Elizabeth.

Long live the King.

King Charles III

Edited by PalazioVecchio (08 Sep 2022 6.48pm)

 


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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 08 Sep 22 6.50pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Indeed. Long live the King!

 


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View georgenorman's Profile georgenorman Flag 08 Sep 22 9.28pm Send a Private Message to georgenorman Add georgenorman as a friend

Years ago, I read somewhere that he was going to call himself King George rather than Charles (after me I guess).

 

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View m/k mick's Profile m/k mick Flag milton keynes 08 Sep 22 9.36pm Send a Private Message to m/k mick Add m/k mick as a friend

Originally posted by georgenorman

Years ago, I read somewhere that he was going to call himself King George rather than Charles (after me I guess).

Yeah I heard that George 😅😅😅

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 08 Sep 22 9.47pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by georgenorman

Years ago, I read somewhere that he was going to call himself King George rather than Charles (after me I guess).

Yes, he did speculate quite a while ago that he might choose to be called King George VII (George being one of his names), however it's been confirmed that he is indeed King Charles III.

 


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View The groover's Profile The groover Flag Danbury 08 Sep 22 10.16pm Send a Private Message to The groover Add The groover as a friend

Originally posted by georgenorman

Years ago, I read somewhere that he was going to call himself King George rather than Charles (after me I guess).

I heard he was going to call himself Rodney, after Dave.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 08 Sep 22 11.34pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I don't want to be the t*** that says that I don't think Charles is half the man the Queen was.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 09 Sep 22 7.35am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I don't want to be the t*** that says that I don't think Charles is half the man the Queen was.

Perhaps give him a chance in the role of monarch before passing judgement.

 


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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 09 Sep 22 7.49am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

I accept that we are just a forum and free speech is fine but - ASCPGC - this man has just lost his Mother and the duty he he now has will be immense so give the man some leeway!
The Queen can never be replaced but I suspect that King Charles will give it a damn good go.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 09 Sep 22 7.50am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I am still sad about our Queen which as I am a republican surprises me, however I think of her as my favourite grandmother.

There is now a brief gap before Charles's coronation which he and Parliament should use to shape his reign. I hope they don't waste he opportunity.

Anyway some suggestions on modernising the monarchy:

- Should we even have a monarch? Reluctantly I say yes. There is no support to abolish the monarch and we still need a ceremonial head of state "President Reality TV star / Failed politician" anyone?

- Line of succession. Women are discriminated so Anne was behind Andrew even though she was older. This needs to end. Catholics are barred from the throne this needs to end.

- Head of the Church of England. The UK is the only western democracy with a state religion which puts us in the same company as the middle east. The COE needs to be disestablished and the Archbishop of Canterbury recognised as the head of the church. The monarch should be free to practice whatever religion they like.

- The Firm. It's time to break up this cozy little cartel. The new firm should be the monarch and consort and the heir and that is it. All other members of the royal family should be thanked for their service and told they are now private citizens. Sorry Meghan you are out.

- King Charles III. I doubt he will be as popular as his mother. He has waited his whole life for this job so it would seem churlish to deny him now. However if he wants to protect his reign and the monarchy the smart move would be to announce a time limit on his reign e.g. 5 years after which he would step aside for William. If he hangs on like his mother did he will only cause problems for the future.

- There is no such thing as a job for life. Most other European monarchs now abdicate when they find the job too hard to do. The royal family need to accept that retirement is normal even the pope does it.

The focus will now be on the funeral but it will be interesting to see if any of the above happens, if it doesn't it will be a wasted opportunity.


 


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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 09 Sep 22 8.46am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Badger - I agree with some but not all of the above.
I do hope that William gets the job sooner or later that's for sure.
I also think that immediate Royals - Andrew excluded -are huge figures for tourism etc and so I think they should still be employed but no doubt some need to be cast aside.
The male/female thing needs changing as well.
Good points!

 

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View Ouzo Dan's Profile Ouzo Dan 09 Sep 22 9.47am Send a Private Message to Ouzo Dan Add Ouzo Dan as a friend

Im not entirely onboard with Charles, he isnt really a man of the people, is a fully fledged member of the WEF, likes to get involved in politics too often.

My gut is telling me we'll look back on his reign negatively.

 


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