The British Monarchy - Page 5




 
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Boots
 
November 20th, 2004  
Darcia
 
I just do not see the Monarch as having that much power anymore.
November 20th, 2004  
redcoat
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lyceum2
I would see the Monarchy regaining some of its former power although still being checked by a parliament, a parliament elected by the our countries elites!
Stuff that.

It would mean war of course
November 21st, 2004  
Darcia
 
A British Cival War.....I Like
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Boots
November 21st, 2004  
Locke
 
 
doesnt that happen every time there is a soccer derby??
lol
November 21st, 2004  
Darcia
 
However if anything one day the prime Minister may steal the Crown for all we know.
November 21st, 2004  
Locke
 
 
nah, i cant see tony running that fast in a suit!
November 21st, 2004  
Darcia
 
Not tony blair, maybe some other Prime Minister in 20 or 30 years.
November 21st, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Prince William says he might join the army after finishing university and insists he would accept no kid-glove treatment.

But the 22-year-old who is in the final months of a geography degree at St. Andrews University in Scotland also said he wanted to carry on his dead mother's charitable work on AIDS, poverty and helping the homeless.

"The last thing I want to be is mollycoddled or wrapped up in cotton wool. Because if I was to join the army I would want to go where my men went and I would want to do what they did," he said in a rare interview made available to all British media.

"As much as I love St. Andrews ... I am ready now to get out and do different stuff. There is so much I want to do and it worries me occasionally that I won't be able to do it all. But I'll make a good start to it anyway," he added.

William, who has inherited the blond hair and good looks of his mother who was killed in a Paris car crash in 1997, has been largely left alone by the media under an agreement that will expire when he leaves university next year.

By contrast his younger brother Harry, in Argentina on a polo farm as part of a year off that has taken him to Australia and Africa before he enters a military academy in 2005, has had frequent brushes with the press over drink and drug revelations.

William, who will one day be king but who said he lived a fairly normal undergraduate life in the quiet Scottish city, revealed a pensive but phlegmatic character in the interview.

"The thing with me is I look on the bright side of everything. There is no point in being pessimistic or being worried about too many things because frankly life is too short.

"At the moment it is about having fun in the right places and enjoying myself, and as much as I can I am doing that. The serious side of that doesn't really need to worry me too much yet," he said.

He said he was close with Prince Charles, but wished the media would give his father an easier ride.

"He has had a difficult time. I just wish that more of his charitable work was concentrated on, because he does do a hell of a lot of work," he said.

The young prince said he had not yet got used to life in the public eye -- although he did all his own shopping -- but that it sometimes had a funnier side which included being proposed to on the street by a teenage girl.

"I didn't mind being proposed to, but that one really caught me out. I was a little bit stumped what to say," he said.
November 21st, 2004  
Darcia
 
The hiers to the thrown in Britian realy have strongfeelings for thier mother so they may not take the thrown but may continue her good works. both of them not just one.
November 22nd, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
heirs
throne

Since Diana it seems that the royal family have doner more charity work than ever, which is really good, i hope the princes are treated like everybody else when they join the army otherwise its not really worthwhile!