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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tongix, Jun 21, 2012.
Eh, that amount of money is a drop in the bucket to the money his family controls. The other issue is, someone has to be "him" and in all honesty, he is doing all the right things.
i get a good laugh out of a country that has a royal family . and with all their bull****e laws all the commoners keep on cheering rofl
More inherited wealth when the right time comes.
It's good to be The King.
I like the guy. As Rabbi said, "He's doing all the right things" Being an operational helicopter pilot in the RAF gives him street cred in my book.
I do wonder why he didn't opt for fast jets? Maybe they wouldn't let him?
His dad flew Jets.
Remember, one day he will be the highest ranking Officer in the Army, Airforce and Naval Services. He may not be done yet, like His Father and other Royals, he may still serve in other branches.
For example (His Father)
The Prince of Wales currently holds the ranks of Admiral in the Royal Navy, Air Chief Marshal in the Royal Air Force and General in the Army
The English Monarch does have some very real powers. Yes, they are limited and largely ceremonial but there are some reserve powers that kick in for war.
IMO... His brother (Prince Henry) has more "street cred".
Prince Henry, served as a Forward Air Controller in A'Stan in 2008.
Since then, he got qualified to fly the UK Army's AH-64D Apaches and has expressed a desire to be redeployed to A'Stan. The UK MOD is deciding on if they will allow it.
If Harry was the older brother he wouldn't be allowed to take as many risks either.
But it's still good to be a (future) king.
William and Joss were really just friends. Okay, maybe so, she did get an invite to the wedding.
I think a roysal family is great. They suck up a lot of the tawdy paparazzi and handle lots of showboat activities and let the lawmakers work in relative obscurity. Maybe the Brits just don't export their parliment juice like they do the royal stuff and they are just as bad as some of our Congressmen, but I'd rather have a largely titular PR group for the masses and let the real lawmakers work without the publicity seeking crap.
Don't forget good lookin' and a helluva nice guy. Not fair!
True enough. I think Harry's a good cat too.
In practice those powers are procedural. For example, the Queen declares war (and peace) but couldn't do so without the approval of parliament. If she tried, it would trigger a constitutional crisis and the monarchy would be dissolved. All the monarch's apparent legal power is bound by the same paradox. I think the royals have a huge amount of power, things like access to heads of state, but none of it is official.
You forgot that he married well also.
So that makes him:
With a title that girls go nuts over
He has it all. I just hope he doesn't screw it up.
I don't really understand disliking someone for their circumstance of birth. That sounds a bit...socialist and sour grapey to me.
That said, they both seem like decent, genuinely nice guys from anything I've ever read, who have dealt with more than their fair share of family dysfunction, yet continue to do what is expected of them by their family and country.
It may not be OUR way, but it is theirs, and they appear to be doing a good job.
bet he'd give it all up to see his mom again.
I would bet you are right.
I simply cannot imagine how one human being could ever call another human being "lord" or "highness" or "majesty" or endorse and support a system of belief that adheres to such a notion.
The entire concept of "royalty" is vile, anti-human, and blasphemous.
Do you know that one of the first duties of the British Prime minister, after being democratically selected as the head of the the government, is to present himself to the "monarch" and get down ON BOTH KNEES in front of her? This is the guy supposedly selected as the democratic leader of a supposedly free nation of supposedly free people.
Are William and Harry "good guys?" Who gives an ef? They are part of -- and the chief beneficiaries of -- a system that embodies evil. I honestly cannot understand how any American can view that cesspool kindly.
Down the royals!
If you actually read through all the powers of the British Monarch some of those powers of very real, even if very limited.
form an optics standpoing and a non legal one, Given the wealth, quasi powers, support, fame, and if nothing else, very real influence, the British Monarch is a powerful person.
It is the influence that is probably the real power. Oddly enough, it is the ceremonial role as the Head of the British governments that gives the British Monarch this influence. They have access to, by law, all the Heads of others States and the various power players.
If things stay on the course they are on (Prince Charles doesnt get to goofy as King) William will probably have an important reign as King.
I dont know how you can pull the blasphemous card. You would have to look pretty hard to find a major word religion that doesnt endorse Monarchy. I can understand everything else you say but using the benchmark of major world faiths, you really cant call the institution of Monarchy blasphemous.
As an opinion, I dont think you can call it (the institution itself) Evil.
For a thought, in the case of the British Royals (and some others) They are a net gain for the country. They are a business and a profitable one at that. We (USA) cash in on our Political leaders, past and present.
Another thing to consider it title. Not of the royal kind but legal. A lot of the Queens is, frankly, the Queens. Just like Bill Gates should have the right to give his children whatever he wants. Remember, inheritance really isnt about the right to inherit, it is about the freedom to bequeath. It is mine, I should be able to do/give it as I please.
The point of that is, even if you take the quasi or real government relationship out of the equation, She is still wealthy, still the historic heir to the throne and the bloodlines that follow are the same in turn. There are a number of Royal families around the world who have NO relationship with a government who still have wealth and title, even if it only means anything within their circles and supporters. They have a right to it.
If you dont like the pomp and circumstance of it all, I can understand that. Dont ever become Prime Minister of Britan or accept and invitation to tea with the Queen.