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  #2675116 15-Mar-2021 19:27
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This could be a good time to ask the Royal Family to open the books on slavery. The rest of the UK seems to be looking at that. Why not the queen. I expect profits from slavery saved the royal family's bacon at one time in the past.

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  #2675118 15-Mar-2021 19:32
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@elpenquino the are involved with a lot of charities in particular those concerning mental health and Prince Harry welfare of ex service men and woman.

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  #2675201 16-Mar-2021 00:23
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Rikkitic: I am so over Meghan Markle that just for the sheer hell of it I asked the Internet if she was an alien (outer space type). Not even the conspiracy nuts came back with that one, though it does turn out that a significant number of them are convinced she is a robot!  

 

A Stepford Wife!!


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  #2675228 16-Mar-2021 08:11
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UK bookmakers offer the odds


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  #2675254 16-Mar-2021 08:47
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gzt: UK bookmakers offer the odds

 

i don't understand these odds but - if you bet $1 on each of them bar the first one ... you are sure to win money?





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  #2675273 16-Mar-2021 09:12
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Batman:

 

i don't understand these odds but - if you bet $1 on each of them bar the first one ... you are sure to win money?

 

 

Wouldn't it be if you bet $1 on Prince Andrew being ousted, and it did indeed happen, then you'd get $150? $1 on the Queen being ousted and you'd get back $1200 if she was? There must be a cut-off date for this, eg they must be ousted in the next month.


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  #2675274 16-Mar-2021 09:15
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I'm guessing those numbers refer to percentage odds. eg 150 is 150% meaning 1.5x





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  #2675288 16-Mar-2021 09:39
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Some royals provide inspiration for fashion trends enjoyed by the peasants. 
Lady Di haircuts, Duchess of Cambridge face masks, the Prince Andrew trench coat and his consort's school uniform, but the French always had more style.

 


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  #2675330 16-Mar-2021 10:32
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Fred99:

 

Some royals provide inspiration for fashion trends enjoyed by the peasants. 
Lady Di haircuts, Duchess of Cambridge face masks, the Prince Andrew trench coat and his consort's school uniform, but the French always had more style.

 

 

Sometimes a post is so perfect that there is no need to continue the thread any further. This is one of those times.

 

 





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  #2675335 16-Mar-2021 10:33
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They are not the only group of wealthy people who don't actually do anything useful. There are many others. How about many professional sports men and women?

 

I'm thinking particularly of golfers and Formula 1 drivers and teams.

 

 

They provide entertainment and therefore a marketing opportunity via advertising. And F1 is something of a testbed/hothouse for new automotive technologies.

 

Looking forward to the Royal Family monetizing their profiles like basketball players to assist British firms... E.G. the Rolls Royce QE2. Oh, wait that's German. The MG QE2... oops Chinese. The Austin QE2... oh dear, defunct. Beefeater QE2 gin & Prince Philip tonic perhaps? "The Firm" PR agency. Prince Andrew Sherborne Girls School & escort agency.

 

 


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  #2675379 16-Mar-2021 11:27
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frankv:

 

SJB:

 

They are not the only group of wealthy people who don't actually do anything useful. There are many others. How about many professional sports men and women?

 

I'm thinking particularly of golfers and Formula 1 drivers and teams.

 

 

And F1 is something of a testbed/hothouse for new automotive technologies.

 

 

Off topic but I'm not sure that's true anymore for F1 unless you are in the market for a super or hyper car. Maybe true for every day cars for the 'e' series. 


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  #2675401 16-Mar-2021 11:45
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frankv:

SJB:


They are not the only group of wealthy people who don't actually do anything useful. There are many others. How about many professional sports men and women?


I'm thinking particularly of golfers and Formula 1 drivers and teams.



They provide entertainment and therefore a marketing opportunity via advertising. And F1 is something of a testbed/hothouse for new automotive technologies.


Looking forward to the Royal Family monetizing their profiles like basketball players to assist British firms... E.G. the Rolls Royce QE2. Oh, wait that's German. The MG QE2... oops Chinese. The Austin QE2... oh dear, defunct. Beefeater QE2 gin & Prince Philip tonic perhaps? "The Firm" PR agency. Prince Andrew Sherborne Girls School & escort agency.


 



Off topic, I thought the Queen made an entertaining Bond Girl in the London Olympics. She even scored an honorary BAFTA for being the most memorable one.

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  #2675438 16-Mar-2021 12:34
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MikeB4: @elpenquino the are involved with a lot of charities in particular those concerning mental health and Prince Harry welfare of ex service men and woman.

 

Royals are unnecessary when we have retired all blacks and comedians instead.

 

The idea of hereditary leaders doesn't seem to upset the brexit bunch who wept cos one function of the EU was, in their view, 'undemocratic'.

 

One thing about the current crisis is that when they bicker in public, they seem much more like a real family.





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  #2675448 16-Mar-2021 13:23
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SJB:

 

frankv:

 

And F1 is something of a testbed/hothouse for new automotive technologies.

 

 

Off topic but I'm not sure that's true anymore for F1 unless you are in the market for a super or hyper car. Maybe true for every day cars for the 'e' series. 

 

 

Yeah, fair comment. F1 is anachronistic (i.e. similar to the RF to get this back within cooee of the topic ;) ) and strongly wedded to fossil fuels. But lots of car technology we use now (e.g. hybrid powertrains) was developed in F1. Formula E is definitely more relevant than F1 nowadays.

 

 


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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/harry-and-meghan-address-secret-wedding-lie/TXTUHWKR5R3UNSMPKNUTCFUT5M/

 

 

39-year-old former Suits star Meghan said in the interview footage, "You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that. The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury."

 

Harry confirmed this by saying, "just the three of us".

 

However,The Sun obtained the couple's marriage license from the General Registrar's Office today which confirmed their legal wedding date is May 19, 2018.

 

Stephen Borton, former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, who drew up the licence, said:
"I'm sorry, but Meghan is obviously confused and clearly misinformed. They did not marry three days earlier in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Special Licence I helped draw up enabled them to marry at St George's Chapel in Windsor and what happened there on 19 May 2018 and was seen by millions around the world was the official wedding as recognised by the Church of England and the law.

 

"What I suspect they did was exchange some simple vows they had perhaps written themselves, and which is fashionable, and said that in front of the Archbishop – or, and more likely, it was a simple rehearsal."

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has not commented on the event.

 

If what the couple told Oprah was accurate, Justin Welby would have been breaking the law, and found to have presided over a "fake" wedding on May 19 ahead of the Queen, The Sun reports.





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