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Old 29-04-2011, 10:10   #46
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And there is still no non-american moderator here in freedom to sail land!
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The Royals are good for business, whether it be buying yachts and supporting sailing, selling arms or giving the tourists something to watch. Changing the Guard or HM birthday parades are quite special so it does all help the balance of payments.

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Well done, I seemed to remember a token non-American had been appointed but couldn't remember who. You are deemed as carrying the warrant henceforward.
And not forgetting all the tourists flocking to the Isle of White on the average weekend, HM QM's and Q'ee herself's favourite holiday home before the 2nd great war.
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Re: Royal Wedding a British Tsunami

Thank the great spirit that they get beautiful wives because the potential kings in that family look like a bunch of doofuses. If they had to choose equally funny looking wives the English people would have to exterminate the children.
Super cool uniforms, however. I'd rock one of those Royal jackets around the yacht club.
Did you see the silly hats? One of them looked like a silly straw. I'm sure that they made another out of a plastic funnel.
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Re: Royal Wedding a British Tsunami

The royal wedding will soon be franchised around the UK as an "Aristocratic Lottery" called "Royal Riches". For a mere 2 pounds 10 pence, you can purchase a ticket. If you match all 5 numbers and a super crown number, you too can marry a royal and be taken care of for the rest of your life.

Or, you can opt for the cash option.

And speaking of real news, damn shame about Arsenal this last week.
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Super cool uniforms, however. I'd rock one of those Royal jackets around the yacht club.
Those red tunics are made from a felt like material and wearing a bear skin on yer head in this weather, well requires a stiff upper lip to stand there all day not moving.

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I thought today was a wonderful celebration of Great Britain and her Commonwealth association of remembering the royal glue that makes us all the more human these days.

The way about a million adoring fans in London, politely gathered and shared a romantic fairy tale event.

The whole world was attracted and listened to the wise words of marriage council during the ceremony and that can not be a bad thing.

Hopefully many youngsters watching this pomp and ceremony will become a bit more regal in their daily actions, by following the examples of an impressive Bride and Groom.

What is that worth to have positive role models?

If you ask anyone during and after the 2nd World War, if the Royals inspired them to “Defend the Faith” in their country, it would be a resounding YES !

Sure, today in this TMZ, Internet world every human blemish they have will become a wart and the detractors of the royal standard can bray to the world justification for vilifying their figurehead role and abolishing a constitutional monarchy.

But compare this to the other recent marching’s and gatherings in Syria or Libya and I think we would all agree…. that commoners sometimes need grand examples of what it means to act in a gentlemanly manner

Today was a good day to show the rest of the world their national pride in the finer parts of British history and tradition and you could see how much it pleased the Queen.

God Save the Queen!.....
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As I watched the crowd, I spotted Boatman61 in a thong trying to look casual but you could tell he was as excited as anyone would naturally be. All sailors and lubbers alike have waited impatiently to see .......

Well.. heck yeah! Did you get a picture?

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But compare this to the other recent marching’s and gatherings in Syria or Libya and I think we would all agree…. that commoners sometimes need grand examples of what it means to act in a gentlemanly manner
To partition people into a class structure reeks of Edwardian self righteousness and why the French, American, and Russian Revolutions took their course, thank God. There's no place for words like "commoners" in todays language, and who says we need any lessons?

As for marginalizing the subject of aristocracy by comparisons to world events, saying one is better than the other, rather than judging each on its own individualistic merits, one might also allude (at the time) that Hitlers recent election is a good thing for Germany and instills nationalistic pride to how a good german should behave when you compare it to what is going on with Syria or Libya right now. Sorry, the argument just doesn't logically work for me.

However, this video sort of captures the proper feeling:

Verger cartwheels in abbey after wedding
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Monkey… I like the cartwheel and it does better show the pure elation of a traditional institution hitting a home run.

It was a happy day so no need to delve into how you misunderstood my British use of the term commoner as being widely accepted without derogatory connotation.

Just think of fan or follower instead and about leading by positive example, whether you are a prince or a sea captain.
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yeah, I like the cartwheel best! Nothing is more expressive than a good cartwheel
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wonder how much the world wide tv rights were worth.

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I think they would have got more market share if they allowed HER drive the Auston Martin. I would have loved and paid to see that
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Royal wedding: Media prepares for enormous TV audience | UK news | The Guardian
Things aren't always worth what they cost.

The BBC licensed the Royal Wedding broadcast to 61 public broadcasters of the European Broadcast Union (EBU), and to the public broadcasters in the 54 Commonwealth countries for free.
Another 40 broadcasters, in 25 territories, are paying.
TV with Thinus: BBC has given the broadcasting rights to the Royal Wedding on 29 April for free to public broadcasters in Commonwealth countries.
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I have two complaints about the "royals"; taxpayers in Canada pay for them to visit us and politicians keep naming things after them. If they'd return the favour and pay for me to visit them and follow it up with the Greg Martin wing at Windsor I would withdraw my complaints.
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