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Question time

Post by carrie » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:52 pm

I have just been listening to QT on radio 4, most of which was taken up with Prince Harrys decision to step away from his royal duties and his desire to live abroad.
Good for him just so long as he doesn't expect the British taxpayers to fund his lifestyle.



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Re: Question time

Post by newcastle » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:33 pm

I gather there’s a family conference at Sandringham involving the Queen, and princes Charles, William and Harry...with the Duchess of Sussex chipping in from Canada via phone.

Oh to be a fly on the wall there!

It’s difficult to see how Harry could be a part- time royal and, with the succession via William assured, I think it would be best if Harry abandoned any royal associations.

Both he and his wife are unlikely to starve and , by disassociating himself from the royal family, there will be no need for any taxpayer contribution.....which would inevitably give rise to adverse public comment.

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Re: Question time

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:49 am

I can understand (to a point) Prince Harry's desire to step down from being a 'senior' royal.
What I cannot understand is the poor way he has gone about it.
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Re: Question time

Post by crewmeal » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:10 am

It's being compared with the Edward and Wallis situation back in the 30's. My sister recently told me of a story around Christmas 1936 when the news broke. The famous carol Hark the Herald Angels Sing added a line 'Mrs Simpson's stolen our King'. It was frowned upon by many but sung quite openly.

Now there are plenty of sarcastic pictorial jokes going around social media.

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Re: Question time

Post by hatusu » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:16 am

He needs to have his wotsits sewn back on.

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Re: Question time

Post by carrie » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:05 am

I don't know the in and outs of the situation, Wallis Simpson was blamed for the abdication, more truthfully, Edward never wanted to be King. Now Megan is getting all the blame. Who knows.
He has only a small part of his income from the tax payer the rest comes from Daddy. So if Dad wont cough up anymore he will need to earn an income. Doing what? What is he qualified for, the military.
The way he has gone about the whole thing must be very distressing for the Queen, another Annus Horribilas awaits her. My advise is to double check the fire extinguishers at Windsor.

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Re: Question time

Post by newcastle » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:22 am

The anti-monarchy brigade must be rubbing their hands with glee at this self-inflicted damage to the image of the Royal Family.

But if it survived the 1936 Abdication Crisis, the numerous Princess Margaret scandals, the whole Diana debacle , the divorces of three of the Queen’s children and Andrew’s dubious activities I dare say this latest fracas will soon be forgotten.........or, rather, the tabloids and chattering classes will move on. :lol:

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Re: Question time

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:11 pm

Re Megan...
When it comes to the arguements put up about the negative press towards her...I can't help but wonder what her relationship is like with her stepmother inlaw. Camilla could perhaps be expected to be a good allie, aid, and advisor on that ground. She probably has as much, if not more, experience of negative press over many years within the royal court.
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