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i think the bbc have been playing a program on a loop and part off the loop is about her health and her life finishing with the announcement
 
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I'm not a royalist, however her devotion to duty cannot be denied. And yes, on watching Liz Truss outside no. 10, it was strange to hear 'King' at the end of 'God save the ...'
 
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There are some of us on here who have lived through some very 'historical' moments over the years.
Some from my lifetime, not necessarily in chronological order.
Death of Churchill
Aberfan
Death of Kennedy
Rise of the Beatles/Rolling Stones and glam rock.
Building and falling of the Berlin Wall.
England winning the World Cup
Virginia Wade winning Wimbledon
Andy Murray winning Wimbledon
Introduction of decimal currency.
Mankind landing on the moon, (allegedly).
Bradford football fire
Heyschell stadium disaster
Hillsborough disaster.
Kings Cross fire
IRA attacks.
Good Friday peace deal.
Twin Towers attacks.
Abolishment of homosexuality laws
Introduction of same sex marriages.
Rise and fall of different music genre's, (punk, mods, etc)
Falklands war
Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi wars etc
Disassembly of the USSR
Death of Diana
Death of Prince Phillip.
And now the death of our Queen Elizabeth II
The succession of a new King.

No doubt there are many others that I have not mentioned and may come to mind later.
Now a case of seeing what the future brings.
 
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Rights by birth take different forms and you wouldn't invent the monarchy now if starting from scratch. She just happened to inherit a lot from her ancestors, and the character of the British countryside, fine art etc etc has been positively preserved as a result. Can you imagine if her assets were put up to the highest bidder.

I've never quite understood why the hard right media are so anti the monarchy, it's as if they see its moderating influence as a threat to their own economic and political aspirations.

Don't forget the armed forces oath of allegiance is to the Queen personally, and that might be important if some of the muppets inhabiting the hard right/far right/alt right get a real foothold in democratic politics.

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I've always understood it to be the left that wants rif of the monarchy as they see it as an antiquated part of society and they don't agree with their inherited privilege. There seems to be many leftist publications have published pieces regarding the removal of the monarchy from the guardian and independent to name 2. Many left wingers associate the monarchy as a symbol of racism and take offence at the association with British colonialism.

I am unable to find evidence the right far right wish to abolish the monarchy, normally they see the queen as the epitome of Britishness and celebrate the colonialism associated with the monarchy.
 
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Colonialism associated with the monarchy

:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Jeez us wept


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There are some of us on here who have lived through some very 'historical' moments over the years.
Some from my lifetime, not necessarily in chronological order.
Death of Churchill
Aberfan
Death of Kennedy
Rise of the Beatles/Rolling Stones and glam rock.
Building and falling of the Berlin Wall.
England winning the World Cup
Virginia Wade winning Wimbledon
Andy Murray winning Wimbledon
Introduction of decimal currency.
Mankind landing on the moon, (allegedly).
Bradford football fire
Heyschell stadium disaster
Hillsborough disaster.
Kings Cross fire
IRA attacks.
Good Friday peace deal.
Twin Towers attacks.
Abolishment of homosexuality laws
Introduction of same sex marriages.
Rise and fall of different music genre's, (punk, mods, etc)
Falklands war
Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi wars etc
Disassembly of the USSR
Death of Diana
Death of Prince Phillip.
And now the death of our Queen Elizabeth II
The succession of a new King.

No doubt there are many others that I have not mentioned and may come to mind later.
Now a case of seeing what the future brings.
"I'm not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid, but I counted them all out & I counted them all back".
 
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Many left wingers associate the monarchy as a symbol of racism and take offence at the association with British colonialism.

I am unable to find evidence the right far right wish to abolish the monarchy, normally they see the queen as the epitome of Britishness and celebrate the colonialism associated with the monarchy.

Yes, I had a bit of a few WTF moments earlier as well. It does nothing to further their cause, simply exposes them for the lowlife that they are.
 
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The snivelling left wing scum just want to disrupt & destroy anything & everything that is not made in their own image.

Their image is particularly distasteful.
 
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Why? He is next in line of succession

Age?, also, Kate and William are possibly more relevant to todays society/generations. I can imagine Charles will delegate far more than the Queen did in anticipation of this, job sharing.
 
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Age? So the rules of succession cease to apply because some people are ageist?

As to relevance - we have an older society now than we did 70 years ago, so surely an older monarch is more appropriate? Assuming a monarch is relevant at all in this modern age
 
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