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evilchaosmonkey #1 Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:36 PM

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Remind you of anyone from today's wedding?

 

 

The best part was watching the congregation not trying to crap themselves laughing after donkey banged on and on and on about love and fire for the billionth time.



RamRaid90 #2 Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:38 PM

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Fair play to them.

 

The man served two tours of Afghanistan, set up the Invictus games and does more charity work than any other royal amongst other things.

 

That and the wedding was entirely paid for by the royal family.



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View PostRamRaid90, on 19 May 2018 - 12:38 PM, said

 

That and the wedding was entirely paid for by the royal family.

 

How ever some nice of them to do what everybody else does.



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View PostRamRaid90, on 19 May 2018 - 12:38 PM, said:

Fair play to them.

 

The man served two tours of Afghanistan, set up the Invictus games and does more charity work than any other royal amongst other things.

 

That and the wedding was entirely paid for by the royal family.

 

I was in our Geneva office most of last week and the staff there could talk of little else, were all planning to watch on TV.  I don't imagine that elected nonentities and has-beens arouse the same interest.

Strappster #5 Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:45 PM

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I might have been bothered to pay some attention to the spare getting hitched if we'd got an extra bank holiday.

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View Postjabster, on 19 May 2018 - 12:43 PM, said:

 

How ever some nice of them to do what everybody else does.

 


 

View PostStrappster, on 19 May 2018 - 12:45 PM, said:

I might have been bothered to pay some attention to the spare getting hitched if we'd got an extra bank holiday.

 

One would hope that you would at least raise a glass to your betters as a simple, decent mark of respect.
 

RamRaid90 #7 Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:50 PM

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View Postjabster, on 19 May 2018 - 12:43 PM, said:

 

How ever some nice of them to do what everybody else does.

 

According to many news outlets and most "facebook experts" the tax payers are paying.

 

It's amazing how uninformed and disillusioned people have become by social media.



Strappster #8 Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:57 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 19 May 2018 - 12:50 PM, said:

One would hope that you would at least raise a glass to your betters as a simple, decent mark of respect.

 

I didn't vote for them.



evilchaosmonkey #9 Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

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Security is paid for by the public (circa £6m perhaps based on the last one).

The Royal family is paying for the private elements of the wedding.

 

He is one of the three Royals that appear decent people in my opinion, as decent at least as you can get when you have no need to worry about day to day living and providing for those that depend on you.



RamRaid90 #10 Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:03 PM

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View Postevilchaosmonkey, on 19 May 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

Security is paid for by the public (circa £6m perhaps based on the last one).

The Royal family is paying for the private elements of the wedding.

 

He is one of the three Royals that appear decent people in my opinion, as decent at least as you can get when you have no need to worry about day to day living and providing for those that depend on you.

 

The only security payed for by the public is the security protecting the public.The wedding security are payed directly by the royals.

Bulldog_Drummond #11 Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:04 PM

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View PostStrappster, on 19 May 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

 

I didn't vote for them.

 

The great thing about monarchy is that no one votes for it.  Who wants some clapped out has-been or power-mad lunatic elected as head of state?  At least with kings and princes there is the fall-back line that you did not vote for them.

 

The lower classes may complain that they did not vote for kings, but nor did they vote for their bosses or the civil servants who tell them what to do on a day to day basis.



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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 19 May 2018 - 01:04 PM, said:

The great thing about monarchy is that no one votes for it.  Who wants some clapped out has-been or power-mad lunatic elected as head of state?  At least with kings and princes there is the fall-back line that you did not vote for them.

 

The lower classes may complain that they did not vote for kings, but nor did they vote for their bosses or the civil servants who tell them what to do on a day to day basis.

 

I'm not biting. Go bate the republicans on the Grauniad's boards, BD.



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View PostStrappster, on 19 May 2018 - 01:06 PM, said:

 

I'm not biting. Go bate the republicans on the Grauniad's boards, BD.

 

It is extraordinary how many people have deeply held opinions (aka irrational prejudices) that cannot stand up to even 5 seconds argument.

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evilchaosmonkey #15 Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:10 PM

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View PostRamRaid90, on 19 May 2018 - 01:03 PM, said:

 

The only security payed for by the public is the security protecting the public.The wedding security are payed directly by the royals.

 

Not according to some newspapers, it's the total security cost with the royal family paying for the church service, flowers, decorations and reception  only.

Unless someone has 'inside knowledge' we'll never actually know.

 

Either way, this country has wasted far more on far less.



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View Postevilchaosmonkey, on 19 May 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

Security is paid for by the public (circa £6m perhaps based on the last one).

The Royal family is paying for the private elements of the wedding.

 

He is one of the three Royals that appear decent people in my opinion, as decent at least as you can get when you have no need to worry about day to day living and providing for those that depend on you.

 

The ONS in 2012 looking back on the wedding of William and Catherine estimated an overall cost to the tax payer of £35million for the wedding including security etc. However, the boost to tourism for that occassion was 800,000 extra tourists estimated each to spend £600 which produces £480 million boost to the UK economy from that wedding and a net profit to the nation of £445 million.

 

It can therefore be assumed that despite costs to the tax payer for the wedding of Harry and Meghan, the overall boost to the UK economy will be profitable for the tax payer.

 

Personally I could not give a damn about which Saxe-Coburg Gotha is marrying who. What I do care about is the UK economy. On that basis I am very happy for the Royal Family to indulge in as many weddings as possible as they are profitable for the economy, reduce national debt, and have the potential of creating and sustaining jobs in tourism and tat.


Edited by arthurwellsley, 19 May 2018 - 02:14 PM.


L0ddy #17 Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:13 PM

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Gremlin182 #18 Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:13 PM

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They would look great in the White House once the current squatter has been ousted.

 

 

 



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View PostL0ddy, on 19 May 2018 - 01:13 PM, said:

 

More uneducated dribble.

 

How dare you eat while there are hungry children?



arthurwellsley #20 Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

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View PostGremlin182, on 19 May 2018 - 01:13 PM, said:

They would look great in the White House once the current squatter has been ousted.

 

 

 

 

The monarchy would need to repeal the Tea Act of 1773 which the colonialists petitioned for in 1774. If that were done there seems no reason why given a few seats in parliament to follow their mantra of "no taxation without representation", that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should not take up residence in the White House, and perhaps the heir could be the Prince of Wales, and the spare could be Prince of Americas?

 

I assume we might need to send over one or two "who dares wins" chaps incase any of the colonials objects to the end of the republic, but it shouldn't need too many given the popularity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the present moment.


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