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William: It's my duty to reign
The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 06/22/03 | Nicholas Hellen

Posted on 06/21/2003 4:36:55 PM PDT by Pokey78

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1 posted on 06/21/2003 4:36:55 PM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
One more generation of inbreds....oh, well - it's their country.

At least he doesn't take after dad...
2 posted on 06/21/2003 4:44:40 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Bumperootus!)
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To: Pokey78
His use of the word "duty" seems more akin with our word of "entitlement."

He can put whatever spin he wants on his "duties" but boy am I as pleased as punch we did away with the monarchy in this country as the 4th of July will soon testify to.

By the way, what is it with his grammar? Does he go out of his way to seem not well spoken? Is that how the royals cope with their guilt over being "better then the rest?"

One thing it brings to mind, you don't have to be a bright bulb to be a prince. Lord knows his dad already proved that point!
3 posted on 06/21/2003 4:45:22 PM PDT by rodeo-mamma
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To: Pokey78
"It's all about helping people and dedication and loyalty which I hope I have"i>

So it's not all just about mooching off the public dole?

4 posted on 06/21/2003 4:53:02 PM PDT by Fraulein
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To: ErnBatavia
At least he doesn't take after dad...

Has anyone ever seen Alfred E. and Prince Chawles in the same room?

5 posted on 06/21/2003 4:54:47 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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To: Pokey78
Does the monarchy have any real powers?
6 posted on 06/21/2003 4:57:04 PM PDT by Sir Gawain (Mongo only pawn in game of life)
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To: Pokey78; MadIvan
Why do the kooky Brits continue to support these parasites?

MadIvan, Care to share some insight?

7 posted on 06/21/2003 4:59:30 PM PDT by StatesEnemy
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To: ErnBatavia
roflmao!

the odd thing is, the windsors are germans!
8 posted on 06/21/2003 5:01:05 PM PDT by liberalnot (what democrats fear the most is democracy . /s)
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To: Pokey78
He looks nothing like his dad because his "dad" doesn't like women, Camilla Parker Bowles is a man baby.
9 posted on 06/21/2003 5:02:30 PM PDT by Porterville (I support US total global, world domination; how's that for sensitive??)
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To: StatesEnemy
The monarch now exists as just a farce. Nothing more.

Who takes these folks seriously?

10 posted on 06/21/2003 5:05:14 PM PDT by Fraulein
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To: Pokey78
I got your "reign" right here, ya little punk!...Go make a living you spoiled fargin' brat. Royalty!...Hah!.....I've got so many scenes and lines from Monty Python I can't even think straight.

Ya little pisser.

FMCDH

11 posted on 06/21/2003 5:10:16 PM PDT by nothingnew (the pendulum swings and the libs are in the pit)
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Prince William looks so much like his mother it is almost eerie. I do hope he remembers her wish that he be mindful of the "little people", and show more humanity than perhaps his father has.
12 posted on 06/21/2003 5:11:00 PM PDT by ladyinred (The left have blood on their hands.)
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To: Fraulein
Two bits says his dad will never be King.
13 posted on 06/21/2003 5:13:04 PM PDT by basil
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To: Porterville
PUH-LEEEEZ!
14 posted on 06/21/2003 5:21:51 PM PDT by lonestar (Don't mess with Texans)
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To: Pokey78
"Come to terms with his destiny to be King......."

What a hoot! So solemn and dignified I'm sure! So heavy is the head that gets to live the life of Riley- A good will, ambassador playboy, exemplar of the useless rich.

Talk about hitting the Lottery!
15 posted on 06/21/2003 5:40:44 PM PDT by ffusco ("I don't care about the Italians (in America)" Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1942)
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Q: What is William's main qualification for being King?

A: Living through birth.

16 posted on 06/21/2003 5:43:05 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: ffusco
Yeah, it worked out real well for Diana.
17 posted on 06/21/2003 5:43:30 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: xm177e2
What are you implying? The circumstances surrounding her death are cause for some debate.
18 posted on 06/21/2003 5:45:57 PM PDT by ffusco ("I don't care about the Italians (in America)" Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1942)
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To: Pokey78
I think William will be a good king. Who knows what he might accomplish. I disagree with those on the thread who think the monarchy is nothing, it's an important tradition for the Brits. I'm glad we don't have one, but I think it would be a mistake for the Brits to give it up. It's such a part of their history and if it was removed, a lot of what makes Britain....well...British, would be gone forever.
19 posted on 06/21/2003 5:53:07 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Sir Gawain
The Queen of England is the Chief of State in Australia, New Zealand and Canada (as well as other countries I believe).

According to the CIA world fact book on Australia:

chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II...

elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor general appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general...

This same set of affairs exists in New Zealand. In Canada it is slightly different. I know in the past the Queen actually intervened with the elected gov't in Australia when it was deemed too radical- she removed it. So it would seem that she does indeed have some power somewhere in the world. She's also the head of the Church of England, the Commander in Chief of Britain's armed forces and she's got a lot of money which is a form of power in itself. I might be mistaken but I think she actually has a bit more power in some parts of the world than she does in the UK although, that might be a mistake on my part.

20 posted on 06/21/2003 5:53:09 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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