The British Monarchy




 
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Boots
 
November 4th, 2004  
Darcia
 

Topic: The British Monarchy


Do you guys think that after Queen Elizebeth 2 dies the British Monarchy should continue? I realy don't think it should since now they are just figerheads with the Prime Minister doing all the work.
November 4th, 2004  
Doppleganger
 
 
True but they still generate a lot of tourism for the UK. Personally I'd like to keep the Monarchy if only because it marks us out from the herd as being a bit special. Any country can have a President, not many countries can say they still have a legitmate Queen, even if she is just an 'old-dear'.
November 4th, 2004  
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 as would our national anthem. I just couldnt see britain without our monarchy, they have led and been with us through wars, plagues theyve been good and bad for britain, but i would not want a britain without the monarchy
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Boots
November 4th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
I don't have any say in this as I am not British, but I would hate to see the end of the British monarchy, even if it is only symbolic. It seems to me that if the monarchy were to disappear, it would destroy a large part of what your country is traditionally.
November 4th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
If Prince Charles succeeds his mother as King of England and Great Britain ... well so be it. There have been a lot more controversial figures to wear the crown in the past. Still, if the UK cannot countenance Charles, then he should abdicate in favor of his son Prince William. That's my 2 cents on the matter.

As far as deciding whether or not the United Kingdom should keep their monarchy or not --- that's 100% up to the people of the United Kingdom I say. They are smart people, they'll figure it out for themselves.
November 4th, 2004  
Hegario
 
What would the tabloids do without the monarchs? Not to mention what would the turists watch instead of the changing of guard?

I'd hate it if the Brits ended their monarchy, especially since your monarchy has been around since William the Conqueror.
November 4th, 2004  
redcoat
 
 
Must be honest, I'm not a big fan of the monarchy
The majority of them seem to be just a waste of space, but having said that we British tend to be conservative(with a small c) when it comes to change.
We Brits have a saying " If its not broken, don't fix it". So I guess we will keep them for the time being
November 4th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
I do think that the majority of the royals should have proper jobs rather than just live off the queens and taxpayers money. But the queen, her sons and princes william and harry i can understand not working as they are more well known and do have some useful functions and it looks like harry and possibly william will be joining the military.
November 6th, 2004  
Darcia
 
I just think all the money the spend on the Monarchy.....Plus the Monarch through all these Hundreds of yyears has 6 billion dollers, Almost all in Land, Which is owned by the British Government.
November 6th, 2004  
Airborne
 
I'm American, and I remembered that at one time Americans held in monarch in very high regard; now, because of some monumental f'ckup on the crown and parliment's part, we broke up, but out of respect for my ancestors who lived under the crown's rule, I still respect it and hope it keep on going so long as it lives in virtue and hold's the good as it's loadstone. 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)