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Constantinople

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #465 on: April 27, 2010, 03:49:58 PM »
I have a degree in political science, was mentored by Edward McWhinney and have passed foreign service officer exams

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #466 on: April 27, 2010, 03:54:55 PM »
in case you don't know who Edward McWhinney is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_McWhinney

I also communicate with Sir Martin Gilbert

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #467 on: April 27, 2010, 03:56:49 PM »
I see.  Certainly impressive, although it would seem diplomacy was sadly lacking in the curriculum.

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #468 on: April 27, 2010, 04:04:16 PM »
it seems you dont understand diplomacy either.

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #469 on: April 27, 2010, 04:05:09 PM »
And your credentials?

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #470 on: April 27, 2010, 04:16:22 PM »
Why have they sudden become necessary, Constantinople?

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #471 on: April 27, 2010, 04:59:15 PM »
...I suppose my last post was unfair, as Constantinople was asked his "credentials" before anyone else, so...fire away, I guess!

Constantinople

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #472 on: April 27, 2010, 09:11:30 PM »
ChrisintheUSA seems to have become Chrisinthevoidofsilence very quickly.

Constantinople

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #473 on: April 27, 2010, 09:13:33 PM »
well its like poler when someone thinks you are bluffing and asks you to show them your cards. But this time the other person seems to have run away from the table with his cards.

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #474 on: April 28, 2010, 03:07:24 AM »
I don't see why credentials are necessary to have an opinion.

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #475 on: April 28, 2010, 03:14:21 AM »
Goodness me this is all getting way OT! Really chaps and chapettes!

Let's move on shall we?

If Charles were to succeed next week then we would have a coronation to contemplate next year! I wonder if the next coronation will be very different from those previous? Now that the Hereditary peers have been booted out, I ponder the attendance and symbolism conveyed by those of Life peerages in this ceremony of anointing the hereditary monarch! It will seem rather at odds to see life peers putting on coronets at the moment of the crowning IMHO! All meritorious bar the sovereign himself!

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #476 on: April 28, 2010, 03:34:27 AM »
Most of the hereditary peers have been booted out of the House of Lords, but they still have their peerages, so is there any reason for that aspect of the coronation ceremony to change?

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #477 on: April 28, 2010, 03:42:13 AM »
Well the hereditary peers are now redundant and have no power so why would they attend a coronation! It seems rather hollow to me! Also the abbey would be fit to bursting with 600 hundred odd life peers and heaven knows how many hereditary peers! Goodness!

My point is the hereditary peers would really have no place at a coronation as they are no longer part of the legislative! Barring the ninety odd still in the Lords temporarily
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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #478 on: April 28, 2010, 03:57:43 AM »
Goodness me this is all getting way OT! Really chaps and chapettes!

Let's move on shall we?

If Charles were to succeed next week then we would have a coronation to contemplate next year! I wonder if the next coronation will be very different from those previous? Now that the Hereditary peers have been booted out, I ponder the attendance and symbolism conveyed by those of Life peerages in this ceremony of anointing the hereditary monarch! It will seem rather at odds to see life peers putting on coronets at the moment of the crowning IMHO! All meritorious bar the sovereign himself!

"Chaps" and "chapettes"!  Love it!  Isn't there already a committee formed a year or two now (in which Charles is heavily involved) to discuss his future coronation? 

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Re: If the prsent Prince of Wales were to ascend the throne next week....
« Reply #479 on: April 28, 2010, 04:23:42 AM »
Just because heriditary peers no longer have legislative functions or powers does not mean that they would not appear but it would depend on what the government and Prince Charles decided.