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Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« Reply #405 on: December 21, 2010, 10:06:51 PM »
Hi,

I can understand that The Queen may want to lessen her public duties and relegate Charles & Camilla to more duties after the Jubilee.
But, she would not abdicate or retire entirely.
Her ancestors decreased their public appearances but were quite cognizant until near the end.
Victoria
Edward VII & Alexandra
George V & Mary
George VI & Elizabeth
all were lucid until the end.....

Philip and Elizabeth are still quite viable people..

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Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« Reply #406 on: December 22, 2010, 02:30:07 AM »
From ussatoday.com:

"Andersen, a longtime royals watcher who finished his book nearly two months before the engagement, reports that his unnamed palace sources say William's grandmother has agreed to at least consider stepping aside early (perhaps after her Diamond Jubilee in 2012) so that William's father, Prince Charles, could become king at a reasonably young age. Charles just turned 62; she turns 85 next year, and her mother lived to nearly 102. "They don't want Charles to succeed at age 77, which would be the oldest since William IV" in 1830, Andersen says. It would mean William's turn on the throne could come sooner and Middleton would become "the first true commoner queen, the first non-aristocrat, in 350 years," Andersen says. If it happens, it would be big news, especially for the British, long accustomed to believing the queen would never retire or abdicate before her death."

His interview with Matt Lauer (available online) seems to focus less on 'the Queen will abdicate' then what the ramifications of a very elderly Prince Charles inheriting the throne might be for the fate of the monarchy. I think the abdication angle is getting played up for sensationalism.

" Unnamed Palace sources"....I am sick of unnamed palace sources anywhere...Just trying to make a cheap fast buck over the back of the couple....

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Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« Reply #407 on: December 22, 2010, 11:09:45 AM »
Andersen is not a seasoned Royal Watcher. His books lumps the Windsors with the Kennedys. They are very different between John Jr. & Prince William. I think the British Authors are more reliable. His reasoning that Kate's family is clean apart from the "cross-dressing brother" meant he is looking for dirt. I will not pay that kind of money for a book that that celibre.

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« Reply #408 on: December 22, 2010, 08:57:38 PM »
Surely coins produced by the Royal Mint to commemorate the forthcoming wedding would have to have royal approval?  I think this is awful, there's nothing more I can say about it!  Any other opinions?


http://www.royalmint.com/engagement/engagement_products.aspx?src=homeLg_Engagement

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« Reply #409 on: December 22, 2010, 09:42:30 PM »
Surely coins produced by the Royal Mint to commemorate the forthcoming wedding would have to have royal approval?  I think this is awful, there's nothing more I can say about it!  Any other opinions?


http://www.royalmint.com/engagement/engagement_products.aspx?src=homeLg_Engagement

Agreed, it's awful - almost cartoonish Surely they can do better.

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Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« Reply #410 on: December 23, 2010, 11:04:13 AM »
In the Washington Post they called it "Butt-Head" (from the cartoon character "Beavers & Butt-Head") and "Janis Joplin".

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Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« Reply #411 on: December 23, 2010, 02:25:50 PM »
The coin is atrocious and should be scrapped and a new one issued. Who'd they get to carve the design...a child. It's disrespectful in my opinion. I don't know who's on the coin because it certainly doesn't look like Prince William. As for the woman on the coin, who knows who she is. Awful.


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« Reply #412 on: December 23, 2010, 03:10:21 PM »
I agree that the coin is tacky. However, there will be far worse coming out soon enough. Plates, cups, tea towels, posters, etc.
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« Reply #413 on: December 23, 2010, 08:22:05 PM »
How true, Robert, although one would expect something better from the Royal Mint no less, don't you think?!

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« Reply #414 on: December 23, 2010, 08:30:12 PM »
  However, there will be far worse coming out soon enough. Plates, cups, tea towels, posters, etc.

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« Reply #415 on: December 24, 2010, 10:37:00 AM »
I now read that some  shops in China & Brazil are offering reproduction engagement rings, as cheap as  $3.00 US.
 On the other hand,  The Royal Collection is offering decent commemoratives at higher prices, if one is interested in this sort of thing.
 And Grace, the Royal Mint has been disappointing in their designs for some time. The upcoming Olympic coins are almost just as  bad.  Perhaps Royal Mail- or what is left of it- will come up with something better...
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« Reply #416 on: December 24, 2010, 02:55:16 PM »
I agree with you Robert. What ever happened to good taste ?

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Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« Reply #417 on: December 26, 2010, 06:21:32 AM »
That ghastly coin just seems to be for little Alderney.

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Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« Reply #418 on: December 26, 2010, 12:44:35 PM »
I will not get it. They look ugly in it anyway.  >:(

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Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« Reply #419 on: December 26, 2010, 07:09:15 PM »
That ghastly coin just seems to be for little Alderney.

I thought it was created by the Royal Mint?
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