The British Monarchy - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
November 7th, 2004  
redcoat
 
 
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Originally Posted by Airborne
I would hope in fact that the monarchy may in fact gain more of it's traditional powers if the two young princes do join the military... at least allow the prime minister & parilment to cede a little bit of his military capabilities back to them if they seek military command similar to that of generalship... it would be intresting to see a king in the field direcing operations again, especially if the forieng policy is kept in the hands of the PM!

(in other words, a super-general with real power, but only if they earn the right)

errr No, No, and NO !!!!!!!!
The lot we've got now has enough difficulty waving at crowds and visiting hospitals, without giving them anything more taxing to do
November 7th, 2004  
Airborne
 
Can't you just trade them in for new ones? Marry them off so they can go elsewhere, like in the old days how they would make alliances? Like, doesn't Japan have a Empress?
November 7th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
You can only do that with daughters-send them of to germany to marry prussians. I dont think they would like to be traded in.
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Boots
November 8th, 2004  
Darcia
 
But it worked great gor like 500 years...
November 9th, 2004  
Young Winston
 
 
Get rid of them. They have had their day. Only parasites now.

Last year, Harry came out to Australia to work on a big station (ranch) for a couple of months. He spent most of the time going to the Rugby and getting pissed. I don't think he did much work. One big holiday. Who payed for that junket???

My English friends reckon they're only good for tourism.

Bring on the Australian Republic!!!
November 9th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
quote]now they are just figerheads with the Prime Minister doing all the work.[/quote]

Thats all theyve been for the last few 100 years.

But it will never change, they will always have thier title, its like a second name.

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Get rid of them. They have had their day.
Wish we could or at least cut thier tax payer funds and let them fund for themselves.

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Bring on the Australian Republic!!!
I thought Ozzy Land was a republic??
November 9th, 2004  
Young Winston
 
 
Sadly not.

Many Australians (mostly the older and conservative generations) are comfortable staying with the Monarchy. They can't see a good enough reason to change.

The Republic models that have been put up have not been sold well to the public. Howard did his best to "muddy the waters" in the last referendum.

It will take some years but Australia will become a republic one day.

A flag change might be in order too. The Canadians had the guts to do this and it looks good. Our flag with its Union Jack in the corner hardly displays to the world that we are moving forward with self-confidence.

I don't buy the argument that our soldiers had fought and died under this flag so we can't change it. It's a very weak and emotive argument.
November 12th, 2004  
Darcia
 
I guess you guy's are right when you say they do serve as ambassadors for the United Kingdom.
November 12th, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowalker
I would like to keep the monarchy, it sets us apart from all the republics. They are ambassadors for Britain, they are part of our history and everything with royal, her majesty etc in would have to be changed...
Yeah. You can't really have those awesome coronations without a head to put a crown on!
November 12th, 2004  
Darcia
 
The British Monarchy should take a lesson from the Arabian Mornacy though, they should also do something with all these scandels that are coming up.