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    Quote Originally Posted by CloudSquall View Post
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    If they could go ahead and repay the wedding too that will be grand.
    It will be more than a grand surely 😉


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    Quote Originally Posted by neil7908 View Post
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    I can't decide about this one. I'm very anti monarchy and Harry has always seemed the most likeable of the bunch.

    But I think the proof will be in the pudding. If they are serious they will step away completely from anything formal to do with the monarchy and ensure they don't take a single penny of their money.

    If they want to keep their wealth but not get involved in any of the duties they can bolt. It would also be have been nice if they'd done this before we spent 2.4m of our taxes on their new cottage.
    You can be anti-monarchy and still like the royals. I personally have nothing against any of them, the all seem like a decent enough if slightly weird family (Andrew excepted) but I still think the idea that we have hereditary ruler over us all is absolutely against everything I believe. I would disband it tomorrow. I would be happy enough for them to keep all the wealth they already have and settle into life as a very rich family but they should have no place as head of state. I think it makes us look ridiculous.


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    I think the last few years and in turn the last couple of weeks just proves that the idea Willam and Harry represented a new, reformed and modern Royal Family is and always was a total myth.

    It's been morbidly fascinating watching 2 brothers who, on the face of it, seemed genuinely close be ruthlessly dragged apart as one is prepared for his role as the boss of the firm whilst the other becomes increasingly irrelevant as another spare is popped out. There was much commotion when William married a 'commoner' but she has been nicely moulded into the publicly subservient, seen but not heard royal female. He has increasingly been bound by tradition, formality and etiquette; everything his uncle warned about at his mother's funeral. Harry always seems to be just that bit too close to saying what he really thinks about the treatment of his mum, in life and death, as well. His 'dark forces' comment will not have sat well. His wife seems strong willed and opinionated and has obviously been victim of a relentless character assassination by the British press. Whether I like or agree with her is irrelevant, I recognise bullying when I see it.

    You have to question how much of the press trashing Harry and Meghan was at the encouragement of the Palace. The firm are ruthless in their dealings with and their control of the press, look at how quickly the furore around Andrew has died down, outcry for a day or 2 and now almost total silence. Yet this hounding of someone higher up the chain went on for a couple of years almost unchallenged.

    The whole institution stinks and it will never change. A vipers nest of ruthless, entitled individuals desperate to preserve their status at any cost, the small matter of family won't get in the way.

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    They're making an awful fuss.

    Life won't get any easier for them in the future.

    They should realise how fortunate they are and zip it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    They're making an awful fuss.

    Life won't get any easier for them in the future.

    They should realise how fortunate they are and zip it.
    I get the impression that it's everyone else that's making the fuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    I think the last few years and in turn the last couple of weeks just proves that the idea Willam and Harry represented a new, reformed and modern Royal Family is and always was a total myth.

    It's been morbidly fascinating watching 2 brothers who, on the face of it, seemed genuinely close be ruthlessly dragged apart as one is prepared for his role as the boss of the firm whilst the other becomes increasingly irrelevant as another spare is popped out. There was much commotion when William married a 'commoner' but she has been nicely moulded into the publicly subservient, seen but not heard royal female. He has increasingly been bound by tradition, formality and etiquette; everything his uncle warned about at his mother's funeral. Harry always seems to be just that bit too close to saying what he really thinks about the treatment of his mum, in life and death, as well. His 'dark forces' comment will not have sat well. His wife seems strong willed and opinionated and has obviously been victim of a relentless character assassination by the British press. Whether I like or agree with her is irrelevant, I recognise bullying when I see it.

    You have to question how much of the press trashing Harry and Meghan was at the encouragement of the Palace. The firm are ruthless in their dealings with and their control of the press, look at how quickly the furore around Andrew has died down, outcry for a day or 2 and now almost total silence. Yet this hounding of someone higher up the chain went on for a couple of years almost unchallenged.

    The whole institution stinks and it will never change. A vipers nest of ruthless, entitled individuals desperate to preserve their status at any cost, the small matter of family won't get in the way.
    This without a doubt. What folk seem to forget is that they genuinely believe ( certainly the queen does ) that they are appointed by divine providence. That aside, their mindset differs very little from their ancestors when it comes to preserving their wealth, status and influence. Their forebears would go to any lengths to keep their 'birthright' and if anybody thinks the 21st century version is any different they are deluded.

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    All the paper stocking the boot in are the ones getting sued. Piers Morgan is connected with most incidents of phone hacking.

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