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protein
04-04-2005, 14:41:14
apparently.

why will pretend that "princess of wales" isn't her title and that shw won't be queen? Back in the day we'd have had to accept it or have our heads chopped off.

Funko
04-04-2005, 14:41:45
I don't know. She is the Princess of Wales and will be Queen, just call her that.

Greg W
04-04-2005, 14:43:31
Back in the day, Charles would never have divorced Di, and he'd have had to abdicate to marry a divorcee.

Well, unless he was Henry VIII.

Funko
04-04-2005, 14:44:42
The whole point of the CofE is that Kings/Queens should be able to get divorced.

Greg W
04-04-2005, 14:48:05
Yeah, but didn't the Queen's brother or whoever he was (the one that married Wallace Simpson) abdicate just so he could marry her?

Funko
04-04-2005, 14:50:34
They CofE didn't allow divorcees to remarry then, I think they must do now.

sleeping_satsuma
04-04-2005, 14:52:22
I dont see why the royals shouldnt be able to get divorced and remarried in this day and age, they are only human, and I think its rather hypocritical to demand that they stay married if they are unhappy when something like 2/3 marriages split up now.

I also dont see why people are so unhappy about this civil wedding- its a great idea. People are always complaining they arent in touch with the common man, but when they do slum it down the civic offices we whinge because we dont get the meringue dress and sparkly tiara. If they did stage a huge wedding though, they'd be criticised for spending our taxes blah blah blah.

if i was charles, I'd demand that a peasant be sacrificed on the day of my wedding, just to show who's boss. :D

sleeping_satsuma
04-04-2005, 14:54:13
Originally posted by Funko
They CofE didn't allow divorcees to remarry then, I think they must do now.

I think its discretionary, and your local vicar must decide. My aunt was refused a remarriage (despite the fact her first hubby knocked her about and second hubby transpired to be gay). She had a blessing instead.

protein
04-04-2005, 14:54:34
I hope they all die. :p

Funko
04-04-2005, 14:58:31
Originally posted by sleeping_satsuma
I think its discretionary, and your local vicar must decide. My aunt was refused a remarriage (despite the fact her first hubby knocked her about and second hubby transpired to be gay). She had a blessing instead.

Yeah, but it was totally banned before.

sleeping_satsuma
04-04-2005, 15:00:02
yeah I dont know if it was banned at this time though. I'm pretty sure vicars can still refuse you if they dont feel your circumstances are harrowing enough or that you've flagellated your penitent self enough.

Oerdin
04-04-2005, 15:00:27
There is still time for the Queen to cut a deal with a KGB himan and finish her off before it's finished.

sleeping_satsuma
04-04-2005, 15:01:37
Originally posted by protein
I hope they all die. :p

:rolleyes:

Oerdin
04-04-2005, 15:06:15
That's why I love living in a country with hundreds of different demoninations. If one of the local priests doesn't approve of what you are doing you just give him the finger and move on to the next one. Or at least that's what I would do if I believed in all that nonsense.

Gary
04-04-2005, 15:13:50
I also dont see why people are so unhappy about this civil wedding- its a great idea.

I think because the only folk who tend to gives a toss are royalists, who by nature want the Royal Family to appear to be something special and apart from the commoners.

Personally I think they ought not have changed the date. If you claim to want a quiet 'ceremony' what better chance than when all the other heads of state are falling over themselves to be seen paying homage to the late head of the Catholic Church.

It has the added advantage of cementing the rift between the Royal Family and all that popery stuff

protein
04-04-2005, 15:18:17
Originally posted by Oerdin
That's why I love living in a country with hundreds of different demoninations. If one of the local priests doesn't approve of what you are doing you just give him the finger and move on to the next one. Or at least that's what I would do if I believed in all that nonsense.
I love living in a rich multicultural society too. Probably why I hate the royals so much.

Drekkus
04-04-2005, 17:01:53
CofE AnnAn?

Lurker
04-04-2005, 17:04:58
I kind of feel sorry for the prince. I mean, that's another whole 24 hours without getting laid.

Drekkus
04-04-2005, 17:09:32
He was getting hot phone sex from her years ago.

King_Ghidra
04-04-2005, 17:12:40
Originally posted by Lurker
I kind of feel sorry for the prince. I mean, that's another whole 24 hours without getting laid.

you mean another 24 hours that he may get a blowjob, surely

Martini
04-04-2005, 21:36:18
Never did understand why we refer to things being put back when in fact they all going forwards in time.

Odd thing, time.

sleeping_satsuma
04-04-2005, 21:49:11
its a bit odd, all this delaying the wedding, and election campaigns etc- we arent a Catholic country.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
04-04-2005, 22:02:50
No, but he was a world leader, and that I guess deserves some kind of respect or recognition from Big Ears.

sleeping_satsuma
04-04-2005, 22:15:32
its only because Tory Blair is a covert Catholic. Actually I can understand delaying the wedding because of TV schedules, but the election stuff? No way....except we have a fundie Christian in no 10

Funko
05-04-2005, 09:05:46
I think it's a decent show of respect.

The cynical amongst you might say that there are plenty of Catholic voters out there. ;)

Plus you'd miss the news coverage if you had something else big but not as big as the pope's death happening on the same day.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-04-2005, 14:40:32
One again, I feel compelled to point out the Pope was the head of state of Vatican City. Other heads of stae (and associated people like Charles) tend to go in for their funerals big-time, especially if they were well respected as was the Pope (and you don't have to be Catholic to respect some of - not necessarily all - of what JP2 accomplished during his 26 years).