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Originally posted by St Udio
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by catwhoknowsplusone
I dont have any problems with William or Kate as people, in fact they look like a nice couple. I wish them happiness. But I have trouble in supporting the concept of a Royal Family because it goes against many of the things I stand for. I know for the most part they are just figure heads and have little in the way of power nowadays, but it is still an institution based upon hereditary entitlement that I vehemently disagree with.
I like to try and look at things sometimes without historical perspective and wonder how in 2011 we still have a family who have so much privilege based on a concept of the divine right of kings. Meaning their right to rule is granted by god, a god i do not believe in.
Not too different than the House of Al Saud, that heads the present Saudi Arabia landmass.
the Royal family does exert a good deal of influence on the people/politicians/policies of GB...
but in concert with the bankers of course.
correct me.. but are the Royals related somehow with the Germanic peoples in the distant, historical past
oh yeah, i will not be observing the cerrymonies or pomp...thats pop culture fluff...
so 2 billion minus another
edit on 10-4-2011 by St Udio because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by LadyTrick
As somone living in England the only person I know who will likely watch it is my grandmother. I havn't met anyone who is at all interested in the wedding ...
Originally posted by paraphi
Well you need to get out a bit. In my village there's a street party on the green with the primary schhol in attendance and the pub will do a roaring trade. The landlord will have a pig and a lamb on a spit.
In the UK - if you are so anti-Wedding, then can I suggest that you donate the day off you are getting to charity. Take the day off and then go and do some good with the free time, rather than getting stressed that two people are getting married, one of which will be the Head of State.
Originally posted by UKTruth
The Royal Family are indeed German.
If you go further back in Queen Victoria's history, the bloodlines move into places like Denmark and Norway.
There is nothing English or British about the Royal family . Nothing at all.
Originally posted by Pr0t0
Did you vote for this 'Head of state'? No me neither, so why are we trying to impose 'democracy' (or is it just plain capitalism?) abroad?
Originally posted by Pr0t0 And, for heavens sake, spare the children. My kids are bored at my own families weddings.