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    Have you ever actually eaten Spotted Dick? What about tripe? What about kippers for breakfast?

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    It's been more than a year, so I'll ask again: How do you think Cameron, Clegg & Co. are doing in Whitehall?

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    Quote Originally posted by The Original An Gadaí View post
    Have you ever actually eaten Spotted Dick? What about tripe? What about kippers for breakfast?
    I believe so, a very long time ago. Best with hot custard. TBH, I prefer treacle sponge, although my teeth would rather I didn't.

    I have never eaten tripe.

    I have had Kippers for breakfast, with scrambled eggs. More often, people eat smoked salmon with scrambled eggs instead which is also delicious. Then there was the reheated kedgeree from the Night before, which may or may not count.
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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    It's been more than a year, so I'll ask again: How do you think Cameron, Clegg & Co. are doing in Whitehall?
    Some parts are going well, some parts aren't, but in general they are gholding it together. However, given all the problems, its amazing that Labour are not far ahead in the polls, but then people are still blaming them for the problems. Some cracks are beginning to appear and they are being dragged in different directions by the fringes of their respective parties.

    The biggest breaking point was the failure of the Lib Dems to get AV through, which would have landed them in power as the minority swing party for ages. The price for holding the referendum was the redrawing of the political boundaries. However the Lib Dems are now refusing to support reform of the House of Lords and generally throwing their toys out of the pram. At the next election, they are likely to be decimated in terms of MPs, most of their support went back to Labour.
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    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    More often, people eat smoked salmon with scrambled eggs instead which is also delicious.
    Yeah smoked salmon and scrambled eggs is heavenly. We have that occasionally.
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    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    ...However the Lib Dems are now ...generally throwing their toys out of the pram.
    Thanks for your answer. And I like this phrase very much. Yours?

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    "throwing toys out of the pram" is not my phrase but feel free to use it - effectively acting like a baby throwing a tantrum and should be treated as such.
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    What do y'all really think of Prince Charles? Is it going to be hard when his mother is gone and he is crowned? I admire her greatly, but him I'm not so sure about.

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    Quote Originally posted by Sarahfeena View post
    What do y'all really think of Prince Charles? Is it going to be hard when his mother is gone and he is crowned? I admire her greatly, but him I'm not so sure about.
    Prince Charles is a lot more polarising than his mother and also a lot more to use royal perogative, which rubs a lot of republicans (anti-monarchists, not US politicans) up the wrong way. It would also annoy certain politicians who would not like someone not prepared to let their bills through parliament.

    It's strange he has been preparing for a role for so long and yet it could still be a decade or so before he is King. He is quite intelligent and several things he pointed out twenty years or so ago on green issues have been proved to fairly accurate

    I think he will do just fine, perhaps slightly more abrasive, but the best thing for him was marrying Camilla. Ok, a lot of people still cling to this ideal of Diana, but Camilla has made him happy. Despite that, a lot of people would not like to see her made queen consort. One of those roles as King would be Defender of the Faith and both he and his wife are on the second marriage. Then again, it had Henry VIII in that role, so he wouldn't be the worst.

    Out of the four of them, Anne would probably have been the best, but Charles is no slouch. Andrew is a little too free and the less said about Edward the better.

    He won't be the best monarch ever, but he will certainly not be the worst.
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    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    Quote Originally posted by Sarahfeena View post
    What do y'all really think of Prince Charles? Is it going to be hard when his mother is gone and he is crowned? I admire her greatly, but him I'm not so sure about.
    Prince Charles is a lot more polarising than his mother and also a lot more to use royal perogative, which rubs a lot of republicans (anti-monarchists, not US politicans) up the wrong way. It would also annoy certain politicians who would not like someone not prepared to let their bills through parliament.
    The Royal Assent has not been withheld in three hundred years. I doubt Charles is going to be bucking that trend any time soon.
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    I'm trying to recall, if for some reason Prince Charles decides to pass the Kingship directly to his popular son is there a way for him to do this? I have the notion if he refused the crown it would pass to a sibling before his eldest. Is this correct?

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    Not that I know of, the lineage is through him at this point, although I may be missing an intricacy of the system.

    I can't imagine him even contemplating such a thing though. He was born to be King, and AFAIK was raised to regard not wearing the Crown as the kind of shirking his regrettable great uncle did.

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    Quote Originally posted by Malacandra View post
    The Royal Assent has not been withheld in three hundred years. I doubt Charles is going to be bucking that trend any time soon.
    There was rumour that if Charles had become King while Blair was on the throne, Royal Assent was not going to be a foregone conclusion
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    Quote Originally posted by What Exit? View post
    I'm trying to recall, if for some reason Prince Charles decides to pass the Kingship directly to his popular son is there a way for him to do this? I have the notion if he refused the crown it would pass to a sibling before his eldest. Is this correct?
    As Rube puts it, if he declines the throne, I believe it would pass to Andrew and hence to Beatrice (wouldn't that be an interesting reign).

    I can't see it happening though.
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    It's weird, but I think the marriage of Charles and Camilla really has helped improve his image. She really does seem to fit with the family more than Diana did, and everyone just seems a lot more comfortable.

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    Question for all the Brits (and non-Brits): Diana, hot or not?
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    Quote Originally posted by OneCentStamp View post
    Question for all the Brits (and non-Brits): Diana, hot or not?
    Eh, not too hot.

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    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    Quote Originally posted by What Exit? View post
    I'm trying to recall, if for some reason Prince Charles decides to pass the Kingship directly to his popular son is there a way for him to do this? I have the notion if he refused the crown it would pass to a sibling before his eldest. Is this correct?
    As Rube puts it, if he declines the throne, I believe it would pass to Andrew and hence to Beatrice (wouldn't that be an interesting reign).

    I can't see it happening though.
    It wouldn't happen in any event. Even if Charles immediately abdicated upon the death of his mother (extremely unlikely, as noted earlier), the throne would pass to his eldest son, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, not to any of the Queen's other children. Children of the heir succeed before siblings of the heir. Parliament could always change the line of succession as it saw fit, but I don't see that happening either.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_of...British_throne

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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    It wouldn't happen in any event. Even if Charles immediately abdicated upon the death of his mother (extremely unlikely, as noted earlier), the throne would pass to his eldest son, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, not to any of the Queen's other children. Children of the heir succeed before siblings of the heir. Parliament could always change the line of succession as it saw fit, but I don't see that happening either.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_of...British_throne
    HM Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926) Reigning monarch

    HRH The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles; b. 1948) B D W
    HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William; b. 1982) B D W
    HRH Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales (b. 1984) B D W
    HRH The Duke of York (Prince Andrew; b. 1960) B D W
    HRH Princess Beatrice of York (b. 1988) B D W
    HRH Princess Eugenie of York (b. 1990) B D W
    HRH The Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward; b. 1964) B D W
    Viscount Severn (James Windsor; b. 2007) B D W
    The Lady Louise Windsor (b. 2003) B D W
    HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne; b. 1950) B D W
    Peter Phillips (b. 1977) B D W
    Savannah Phillips (b. 2010) B D W
    Zara Tindall, MBE (b. 1981) B D W
    Viscount Linley (David Armstrong-Jones; b. 1961) B D W
    The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones (b. 1999) B D W
    The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones (b. 2002) B D W
    The Lady Sarah Chatto (b. 1964) B D W
    Samuel Chatto (b. 1996) B D W
    Arthur Chatto (b. 1999) B D W
    HRH The Duke of Gloucester (Prince Richard; b. 1944) B D W
    Earl of Ulster (Alexander Windsor; b. 1974) B D W
    Lord Culloden (Xan Windsor; b. 2007) B D W
    The Lady Cosima Windsor (b. 2010) B D W
    The Lady Davina Lewis (b. 1977) B D W
    Senna Lewis (b. 2010) B W
    The Lady Rose Gilman (b. 1980) B D W
    Lyla Gilman (b. 2010) B
    HRH The Duke of Kent (Prince Edward; b. 1935) B D
    Earl of St Andrews (George Windsor; b. 1962) XM / D W
    Lord Downpatrick (Edward Windsor; b. 1988) XC / D W
    The Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor (b. 1992) XC / W
    The Lady Amelia Windsor (b. 1995) B D
    The Lord Nicholas Windsor (b. 1970) XC / D W
    Albert Windsor (b. 2007) [n 2]
    Leopold Windsor (b. 2009)
    The Lady Helen Taylor (b. 1964) D [n 3]
    Columbus Taylor (b. 1994) D
    Cassius Taylor (b. 1996) D
    Eloise Taylor (b. 2003) D
    Estella Taylor (b. 2004) D
    HRH Prince Michael of Kent (b. 1942) XM / D W
    The Lord Frederick Windsor (b. 1979) B D
    The Lady Gabriella Windsor (b. 1981) B
    HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (b. 1936) B
    James Ogilvy (b. 1964) W
    Alexander Ogilvy (b. 1996) W
    Flora Ogilvy (b. 1994) W
    Marina Ogilvy (b. 1966) W
    Christian Mowatt (b. 1993) W
    Zenouska Mowatt (b. 1990) W
    Peter O'Toole
    John Goodman
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    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    Quote Originally posted by Malacandra View post
    The Royal Assent has not been withheld in three hundred years. I doubt Charles is going to be bucking that trend any time soon.
    There was rumour that if Charles had become King while Blair was on the throne, Royal Assent was not going to be a foregone conclusion
    There are rumours that Harry isn't Charles's son, and that Prince Philip had Diana murdered, too.

    Quote Originally posted by OneCentStamp View post
    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    It wouldn't happen in any event. Even if Charles immediately abdicated upon the death of his mother (extremely unlikely, as noted earlier), the throne would pass to his eldest son, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, not to any of the Queen's other children. Children of the heir succeed before siblings of the heir. Parliament could always change the line of succession as it saw fit, but I don't see that happening either.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_of...British_throne
    HM Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926) Reigning monarch

    HRH The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles; b. 1948) B D W
    HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William; b. 1982) B D W
    HRH Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales (b. 1984) B D W
    HRH The Duke of York (Prince Andrew; b. 1960) B D W
    HRH Princess Beatrice of York (b. 1988) B D W
    HRH Princess Eugenie of York (b. 1990) B D W
    HRH The Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward; b. 1964) B D W
    Viscount Severn (James Windsor; b. 2007) B D W
    The Lady Louise Windsor (b. 2003) B D W
    HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne; b. 1950) B D W
    Peter Phillips (b. 1977) B D W
    Savannah Phillips (b. 2010) B D W
    Zara Tindall, MBE (b. 1981) B D W
    Viscount Linley (David Armstrong-Jones; b. 1961) B D W
    The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones (b. 1999) B D W
    The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones (b. 2002) B D W
    The Lady Sarah Chatto (b. 1964) B D W
    Samuel Chatto (b. 1996) B D W
    Arthur Chatto (b. 1999) B D W
    HRH The Duke of Gloucester (Prince Richard; b. 1944) B D W
    Earl of Ulster (Alexander Windsor; b. 1974) B D W
    Lord Culloden (Xan Windsor; b. 2007) B D W
    The Lady Cosima Windsor (b. 2010) B D W
    The Lady Davina Lewis (b. 1977) B D W
    Senna Lewis (b. 2010) B W
    The Lady Rose Gilman (b. 1980) B D W
    Lyla Gilman (b. 2010) B
    HRH The Duke of Kent (Prince Edward; b. 1935) B D
    Earl of St Andrews (George Windsor; b. 1962) XM / D W
    Lord Downpatrick (Edward Windsor; b. 1988) XC / D W
    The Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor (b. 1992) XC / W
    The Lady Amelia Windsor (b. 1995) B D
    The Lord Nicholas Windsor (b. 1970) XC / D W
    Albert Windsor (b. 2007) [n 2]
    Leopold Windsor (b. 2009)
    The Lady Helen Taylor (b. 1964) D [n 3]
    Columbus Taylor (b. 1994) D
    Cassius Taylor (b. 1996) D
    Eloise Taylor (b. 2003) D
    Estella Taylor (b. 2004) D
    HRH Prince Michael of Kent (b. 1942) XM / D W
    The Lord Frederick Windsor (b. 1979) B D
    The Lady Gabriella Windsor (b. 1981) B
    HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (b. 1936) B
    James Ogilvy (b. 1964) W
    Alexander Ogilvy (b. 1996) W
    Flora Ogilvy (b. 1994) W
    Marina Ogilvy (b. 1966) W
    Christian Mowatt (b. 1993) W
    Zenouska Mowatt (b. 1990) W
    Peter O'Toole
    John Goodman
    What.
    Last edited by Malacandra; 11 Mar 2012 at 04:29 AM.
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    Quote Originally posted by Malacandra View post
    Quote Originally posted by OneCentStamp View post
    ...
    Peter O'Toole
    John Goodman
    What.
    Based on a pair of movies I believe, thrown in as a joke.
    Besides Peter would make a damn fine King.

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    Quote Originally posted by What Exit? View post
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    Peter O'Toole
    John Goodman
    What.
    Based on a pair of movies I believe, thrown in as a joke.
    Besides Peter would make a damn fine King.
    An Irish king?! That allowed?

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    The movie is VERY loosely based on the 1980 novel Headlong by Emlyn Williams, which I read last year. It's actually pretty good. Key differences: It's set in the 1930s, and the new King is an Englishman, not an American. It's funny, but not an out-and-out farce like King Ralph.
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    Quote Originally posted by Malacandra View post
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    The Royal Assent has not been withheld in three hundred years. I doubt Charles is going to be bucking that trend any time soon.
    There was rumour that if Charles had become King while Blair was on the throne, Royal Assent was not going to be a foregone conclusion
    There are rumours that Harry isn't Charles's son, and that Prince Philip had Diana murdered, too.
    Touche.
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