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The Windsors / Re: Andrew, Duke of York
« on: February 05, 2008, 10:13:07 AM »
Talk about a storm in a tea cup!

Thanks for your clarification Ms. Davidson. I guess people only raised the issues you now decide to delete because the Forum Administrator was actually commenting on them.

Yes it is a beautiful film. Most of it is filmed in Russia which is fascinating. Christopher Plummer was excellent as was Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, the late Mark Frankel and of course Julia Ormond.

The Final Chapter / Re: why did the kill the children?
« on: February 03, 2008, 07:35:39 PM »
The Romanovs were murdered as a sign that there would be no going back. It's as simple as that.

The Windsors / Re: Princess Beatrice of York Pt II
« on: February 03, 2008, 06:32:45 PM »
Looks like it is now open season on HRH The Duke of York.

Iberian Royal Families / Re: King Carlos & Queen Amelie of Portugal
« on: February 01, 2008, 07:53:33 AM »
Yes this really was a tragedy of epic proportions. The tomb of King Carlos and Prince Luis Felipe depicts the sadness well. Portugal certainly did not benefit by these deaths. The most imposing and very stately statue of King Carlos outside the beautiful Ajuda Palace in Lisbon is a fitting memorial to King Carlos. May he and his family continue to rest in peace.

Balkan Royal Families / Re: Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia & family
« on: February 01, 2008, 07:49:10 AM »
Yes Serbia went through such unbelievable suffering due to the war criminal Milosevic. Sadly years have been lost in getting their house into some sort of order.  A decent Prime Minister was assassinated and Crown Prince Alexander II, who would do much to restore the tattered reputation of Serbia, is still waiting to serve his country. In the meantime he does excellent humanitarian work and is not a symbol of divisiveness like all the Presidents have been since Tito.   

The Hohenzollern / Re: End of the Monarchies
« on: February 01, 2008, 07:44:56 AM »
Yes Australians asked for and were given our independence without any problems. In fact Queen Victoria said "give the Australians what they want" and Australians certainly received it. At a time when the British House of Commons had 7 year terms Australians asked for and were given 3 year terms for the new House of Representatives. The thought of a war was never contemplated. To think some countries have to resort to that is very sad indeed.

Balkan Royal Families / Re: Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia & family
« on: February 01, 2008, 06:10:11 AM »
Hardly issues that raised a mention in any credible press, Norbert.

The Windsors / Re: Diana Enquiry
« on: February 01, 2008, 06:08:25 AM »
Looks like you got it wrong again, Robert. I guess you obtained your opinions of Prince Philip from credible "German academics"?

The Hohenzollern / Re: End of the Monarchies
« on: February 01, 2008, 06:01:57 AM »
One wonders what that friend was on. Australians were saved from all those nightmares.

The Hohenzollern / Re: End of the Monarchies
« on: February 01, 2008, 04:32:46 AM »
Yes his latest is his ow and utterly despicable attack on the late Paddy McGuniness. It is a clear sign of how totally inappropriate Keating would be. He was booted out of office in 1996 as he was loathed. He presided over one of the most divisive times in Australian history as well as caused the recession "we had to have", double digit inflation, unemployment and interest rates. He also ran up the highest level of foreign debt ever seen in the history of Australia. No wonder he lost power. Even his wife left him as she couldn't stand him any longer. Not much hope of being a successful President there. He would never be considered even by Rudd who has ruled out any former politician, from either side of politics, for the office of Governor-General.

The Hohenzollern / Re: End of the Monarchies
« on: February 01, 2008, 01:31:25 AM »
How utterly bizarre. Keating would be about as likely to be elected to the non-existent position of "President" as an old boot found at the bottom of the harbour stuffed with stolen cash. I guess some people fail to realise how utterly defeated the republic was at the 1996 referendum. Even Rudd is making no statements about when and if any future referendum will be held. He knows it is a vote loser. 

Extremely well said. It is high time objectively obtained scientific results were respected. None of these proven experts have had any axe to grind, unlike the rabid supporter of the well known fraud Anderson, Peter Kurth. The public has voted though as his book on Anderson rarely sells for more than US$0.01 on

The Windsors / Re: Diana Enquiry
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:37:49 PM »
It is a bit rich calling Prince Philip a fool. He certainly has had to encounter and suffer many in his time though. He is usually quoted out of context by the gutter press. This has happened on far more than one occasion. 

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