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Balkan Royal Families / Re: Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia & family
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:26:54 PM »
Yes this man is a very decent one. It is an enormous tragedy for Serbia that they have to operate under the weight of an out of date, entirely political and self-serving Presidency. It's time for a free and fair referendum on the restoration of the monarchy.

He is actually in the Royal Air Force at present.

The Windsors / Re: Diana Enquiry
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:21:30 PM »
yes I suggest you examine the meaning of courtesy and actually practice it on a regular basis Tsaria as you have been quite openly discourteous on a number of occasions .. practice what you preach instead of being an open hypocrite

Thanks FA. Kurth's irrational obsession with an obvious fraud is bizarre in the extreme.

The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:05:39 PM »
Yes perhaps people forget that in its heyday the Alexander Palace would have had all sorts of different people cleaning and keeping the place in order even when the imperial family were in residence. There would have been lots to do. I doubt whether the imperial family would have been down on their knees polishing and scrubbing.

The Greek Royal Family / Re: 1967 revolution & chances of reinstatement
« on: January 31, 2008, 04:25:21 AM »
No, I'm not applying Ilias, but it looks like Norbert has sent you his Curriculum Vitae. .. smile

The Stuarts of Scotland / Re: Redgrave's Mary Queen of Scots
« on: January 30, 2008, 09:09:16 PM »
This was quite a brilliant film. In certain areas it was not historically accurate. This does not take away from the sheer beauty of the film and the incredibly fine acting. It is quite a classic. Redgrave gave a superb performance as did many others mentioned above.

The Stuarts of Scotland / Re: 30th January 1649
« on: January 30, 2008, 09:07:05 PM »
He met a tragic. I guess "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown" needs to be remembered. His sad demise allowed for the eventual developement of constitutional monarchy which is something all who believe in monarchy should be grateful for. Autocracy is not a valid form of monarchy. Charles I sadly did not understand the need to work with parliament. It is interesting to note that Elizabeth I cleverly placated Parliament.

The Greek Royal Family / Re: 1967 revolution & chances of reinstatement
« on: January 30, 2008, 09:02:33 PM »
I wonder whether you can find a modern day Sancho Panchez anywhere? .. smile

The Windsors / Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Pt II
« on: January 30, 2008, 08:56:56 PM »
A scented candle in the toilet? Whatever next one wonders? One would have thought after the massive fire damage at Hampton Court years ago caused by a solitary candle that this sort of silly behaviour would have ceased anywhere.

The Windsors / Re: Diana Enquiry
« on: January 30, 2008, 08:51:12 PM »
Amazing how interesting this discussion is. Those who don't really want to discuss ask others not to participate. They have a great sense of freedom of speech.

The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: January 30, 2008, 07:29:44 PM »
Yes this is quite normal practice to have one day where a museum is closed. In many cases it is a Monday. It gives staff time to deal with cleaning and organisation of exhibits. It is a very sensible practice.

The Greek Royal Family / Re: 1967 revolution & chances of reinstatement
« on: January 30, 2008, 09:57:28 AM »
Well Napoleon was the one who said the crown of France was lying in the gutter waiting to be picked up. He did transform France and gave it and Europe the Napoleonic code. He also made Kings of many who had never been Kings before such as in Bavaria. Of course millions died in his wars. His greatest mistake was attacking Russia and also the mess in Spain. Like many before him, he overextended himself. Some have said that France has been revolting since 1789. Others have said this has been the case for many centuries earlier. I shall let you all be the judge for yourselves. A good starting point is the Cambridge History of France. It does not make comfortable reading though so be warned as it is full of treachery, murder, greed and lust for power. I guess it has that in common with the history of mankind. Napoleon I was a touch more gentile than the odious little German dictator of the 20th century.   

The Greek Royal Family / Re: 1967 revolution & chances of reinstatement
« on: January 30, 2008, 09:50:30 AM »
When has a lack of language ever stopped a gallant Prince to be young Ilias? Ride that charger and take the crown that is waiting to be yours!!! ... smile

French Royals / Re: Prince Albert II of Monaco
« on: January 30, 2008, 09:48:51 AM »
Why don't you write to him and ask him if you are so interested.

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