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originally posted by: EvillerBob
originally posted by: th3dudeabides
a reply to: Ameilia
This isnt the UK, they aren't royal here. Just people. When in the USA their rules don't apply.
HAH! You've clearly never met an American tourist outside of the US.
Don't really care about the story in the original post either way - she's just a person, but people in general shouldn't be touched if they don't want to be touched. Nothing to do with royalty, just good old fashioned personal space, common courtesy, appropriate conduct, etc.
Something like a photo-op with celebrities is the kind of situation where an arm around the shoulder is likely to happen (because celebs seem to act like BFFs when taking photos together, for some reason). If they didn't want it then they should have made it clear in advance.
originally posted by: alldaylong
originally posted by: TinfoilTP
originally posted by: MentorsRiddle
I feel as well that it is ridiculous. She is a human being, only possessing an illusion of power, propped up by wealth.
Not even that, they are only leasing the crown and title from the Pope.
You may have forgot that Henry VIII buggered the Catholic Church off 500 years ago.
Don't let facts get in the way of the truth
Charter of Submission from the King of England, 1213
John, by the grace of God king of England, lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy
"By this charter attested by our golden seal we wish it to be known to you all that...we offer and freely yield to God and to SS Peter and Paul...and to the Holy Roman Church our mother, and to our lord Pope Innocent III and his Catholic successors, the whole kingdom of England and the whole kingdom of Ireland with all their rights and appurtenences for the remission of our sins and the sins of our whole family.... And now, receiving back these kingdoms from God and the Roman Church, and holding them as a feudatory vassal...we have pledged and sworn our fealty hencefort to our lord aforesaid, Pope Innocent III...and we bind in perpetuity our successors and legitimate heirs that without question they must similarly render fealty and acknowledge homage to the Supreme Pontiff holding office at the time...
...in lieu of all service and payment which we should render for them [the fiefs], the Roman Church is to receive annually...one thousand marks sterling...."
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Tangerine
Oh I do know but they will remember the last time a king attempted to abuse his power.
Sometimes I wonder If Queen Liz would have been a better leader than some of our PM's.
The part where he says, "and we bind in perpetuity our successors and legitimate heirs " pretty much covers forever and ever from that day forward.
You may not realise it, but her in The U.K. putting your arm around ANY WOMEN without being invited to do so , is regarded as Sexual Harassment.