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The Queen's Jubilee

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by cocodrilo, Jun 3, 2022.

  1. cocodrilo

    cocodrilo GC Hall of Fame

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    Did they exhume her husband's corpse for the occasion, or who is the zombie-like royal standing or propped up beside her? Is it a cardboard figure? The queen looks devilishly amused. I hate to think that it's an apparition.
     
  2. ncargat1

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    Those Lizard People live for ever apparently.
     
  3. ursidman

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    Goodness, Charles looks ghastly. The crown may skip a generation
     
  4. wgbgator

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    It takes years of inbreeding to look that great at such advanced age
     
  5. sierragator

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    Must be hard to stand and walk after 70 years on the throne. More than a few minutes put my legs to sleep.
     
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    Phillip ‘for he died and someone took a bite out of his left ear.
     
  7. BigCypressGator1981

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    Frankly I’m excited for some turnover. Gotta be soon right?
     
  8. swampbabe

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    FWIW, that’s the Duke of Kent, the Queen’s cousin
     
  9. channingcrowderhungry

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    Probably my most distinct memory from my high school European history class was when my teacher started telling us about all the weird genetic inbreeding of the royal families. And some of the results.
     
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  10. tampagtr

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    Diversity is a good thing after all
     
  11. OklahomaGator

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    Would Charles step aside and let William take over? I doubt it but I think the Monarchy would continue to improve its approval with the British people if he did. Queen Kate would be tremendously more popular than Queen Consort Camilla.
     
  12. CaptUSMCNole

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    I've heard that is what most allies of the Crown would want since William and Kate are so far untainted by scandal compared to Charles. I don't think Charles has the selflessness required to actually do that since he has believed he will be King for his entire life.
     
  13. cocodrilo

    cocodrilo GC Hall of Fame

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    The duke looks confused. I wonder if he knew why they brought him from Kent and what they were doing.
     
  14. carpeveritas

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    Personally I don't see why any of this matters. Yet for some reason the British feel it is necessary to maintain the monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II certainly has a following of the British citizens and others world wide. In that since she is on the level as the pope. Besides what would the British people / government do with all that property? Paying someone to maintain it is better than other options I guess.

    What Is the Queen's Role in British Government?
    Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most famous and admired people on Earth. As the nominal leader of the United Kingdom since 1952—making her the country's longest-serving monarch—her influence is felt the world over. But despite that enormous influence, the Queen holds no real power in British government. Instead, as the monarchy evolved over hundreds of years, her role has become largely symbolic.
    Does the Queen Get a Salary? Here’s What We Know About Her Royal Net Worth
    I bet President Biden and many other politicians would have a field day with fair share.
     
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  15. G8trGr8t

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    WW1 to begin with
     
  16. reboundgtr

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    I’m surprised he didn’t topple forward from all that swag.
     
  17. tampagtr

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    Finally found a reason to enjoy the Jubilee

     
  18. docspor

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    I’m hearing this just hit #1 45 years after its initial release

     
  19. rivergator

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    Queen Elizabeth is 96 and in poor health. I've never had any interest in the monarchy, but my wife has so in the past few years we've watched Victoria, The Crown and a short piece or two.
    The thing is, she's been queen since 1953. A constant for the entire life for most people. Shoot, the entire life of grandparents ...
    A one-woman institution.

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