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King Charles

Who ever believed that would happen?

by Anonymousreply 549December 7, 2022 11:43 PM

People with a functional brain?

by Anonymousreply 2September 8, 2022 6:48 PM

How about Queen Consort Camilla? Even more unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 3September 8, 2022 6:51 PM

Frumpy Camilla!

by Anonymousreply 4September 8, 2022 6:57 PM

He won't reign as long as his mother, he's 73.

by Anonymousreply 5September 8, 2022 6:58 PM

That's QUEEN Camilla to YOU, r4

by Anonymousreply 6September 8, 2022 6:58 PM

Bye, bye!

by Anonymousreply 7September 8, 2022 6:59 PM

Thats KING GEORGE to you!

by Anonymousreply 8September 8, 2022 7:00 PM

[quote]He won't reign as long as his mother, he's 73.

Beauty [italic]and[/italic] brains, R5.

by Anonymousreply 9September 8, 2022 7:00 PM

Isn’t that a stupid inbred mutt with floppy ears, popular for a few minutes but no one cares now?

Or a dog breed?

by Anonymousreply 10September 8, 2022 7:05 PM

Can you imagine living your life with the sole purpose being to await your parent's death?

I mean, sure, Uday, Qusay, and Javanka are doing that, as well. But, Charles's sole reason for being is to sit around and wait for his mother's death.

by Anonymousreply 11September 8, 2022 7:08 PM

I'm not British nor a frau. So I think it's pretty realistic that she was going to die very soon and I expected it. Not shocking considering how old she was. And yeah her son doesn't seem popular but that's how monarchy works. It's inherited not popular vote. Maybe The UK will finally become a republic and stop clinging to an outdated monarchy. And while at that, also stop voting conservative assholes to the government. I'm tired of Brits bashing The US while ignoring their country's problems.

by Anonymousreply 12September 8, 2022 7:08 PM

[quote]My contract with the publisher's up.

Versus the publisher's down? BTW, Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 13September 8, 2022 7:11 PM

Long Live King Tampon!

by Anonymousreply 14September 8, 2022 7:13 PM

Seemed kind of inevitable to me.

by Anonymousreply 15September 8, 2022 7:41 PM

Everyone knew it would happen OP. Did you think Elizabeth was immortal...?

by Anonymousreply 16September 8, 2022 7:46 PM

I thought he wanted to be called George VII, not Charles III, when he ascended the throne. Seems like everyone is calling him King Charles.

by Anonymousreply 17September 8, 2022 9:02 PM

Camila will be the ugliest queen consort ever, and that is saying a lot.

by Anonymousreply 18September 8, 2022 9:09 PM

Because he has announced he is Charles III.

As if.

by Anonymousreply 19September 8, 2022 9:11 PM

Well, now begins the Madness of King Charles III, I’m sure they’ll try to blame it on porphyria again.

by Anonymousreply 20September 8, 2022 9:24 PM

Charles has always said he’s cleaning house and tightening things up. So I guess a lot of people at the Palace are pulling out their resumes and a lot of those extra are shitting bricks now. I would assume she has left Andrew well taken care of, so he’ll be okay when Charles ices him out.

by Anonymousreply 21September 8, 2022 9:27 PM

Will his first act as King be the dismantling of all UK architecture post WWII.

by Anonymousreply 22September 8, 2022 9:33 PM

^They won't make cuts among the staff who are charged with carting around Charles' personal toilet seat and installing it wherever he needs to use the facilities.

by Anonymousreply 23September 8, 2022 9:33 PM

Charles is quite liberal, so it will be interesting to see how he handles this role.

by Anonymousreply 24September 8, 2022 9:37 PM

GOD WILLING, r22

by Anonymousreply 25September 8, 2022 9:38 PM

I remember the days there was talk of passing him over for William

by Anonymousreply 26September 8, 2022 9:39 PM

“Gherkin! You in danger gurl!”

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by Anonymousreply 27September 8, 2022 9:42 PM

Charles is second only to John as the worst king name

by Anonymousreply 28September 8, 2022 9:42 PM

“You too, Strata gurl!”

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by Anonymousreply 29September 8, 2022 9:44 PM

Everybody loved Charles II, r28. One of the most popular monarchs in history.

by Anonymousreply 30September 8, 2022 9:44 PM

Folks, take your last spin on the Eye, it’ll be dismantled before the Queen is cold in the ground.

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by Anonymousreply 31September 8, 2022 9:46 PM

As soon as I can prove these people are racists it will be Queen Meghan! Long may she reign!!! One Meghan to rule them all!!!!! mWahahaha……

by Anonymousreply 32September 8, 2022 9:47 PM

R30 Well he followed the interregnum and was good looking (for an english King) and loved to party.

by Anonymousreply 33September 8, 2022 9:49 PM

Queen camilla already has the bitches seething.

by Anonymousreply 34September 8, 2022 9:51 PM

I loved the a Queen, but do not like Charles. He will be the downfall of the monarchy.

by Anonymousreply 35September 8, 2022 9:52 PM

[quote[I remember the days there was talk of passing him over for William

Except that wasn't a thing

by Anonymousreply 36September 8, 2022 10:02 PM

[quote]He will be the downfall of the monarchy

Don't worry I'll pick it up

by Anonymousreply 37September 8, 2022 10:03 PM

People won't care about the RF now until William is King. Who wants to look at Charles and Camilla parading around? Might she at least run a comb through her hair now?

by Anonymousreply 38September 8, 2022 10:06 PM

No, its NOT R6, but you certainly can continue worshipping the cunt.

by Anonymousreply 39September 8, 2022 10:07 PM

I find Camilla fascinating.

by Anonymousreply 40September 8, 2022 10:12 PM

People talk about cams ugliness but do you all realize she's had to fuck ugly inbred charles for decades too?

by Anonymousreply 41September 8, 2022 10:15 PM

One thing for sure camilla is going to need a full blown makeover, including new hair.

by Anonymousreply 42September 8, 2022 10:16 PM

R1 got some time on your hands, Markle?

by Anonymousreply 43September 8, 2022 10:16 PM

Absolutely R41, Camilla is perfect for Charles, they are both ugly as fuck! Diana was way too good for Charles, he didn't deserve her.

by Anonymousreply 44September 8, 2022 10:39 PM

I give it a year before Charles III needs to go for a visit to rehab to get the drinking and pills under control, he’s going to crack like an Easter egg.

by Anonymousreply 45September 8, 2022 10:42 PM

What will queen mother camilla do next?

by Anonymousreply 46September 8, 2022 10:48 PM

The best way to end this antiquated system is to ignore Charles. Folks will realize that the firm is not necessary.

by Anonymousreply 47September 8, 2022 11:37 PM

It’s weird never to see Camilla’s children and grandchildren.

by Anonymousreply 48September 8, 2022 11:38 PM

I wonder if this will be like a Pope John Paul I thing.

by Anonymousreply 49September 8, 2022 11:43 PM

The best thing that could happen of course would for Horsemilla Cuntwhore to croak as soon as possible and spare us the torture of having to see it day in & day out. Sadly, the cancer rumors from a few years back were not true, so we can only hope now.

by Anonymousreply 50September 9, 2022 12:09 AM

[quote]King Charles

I can't see that without thinking Spaniels. Goofiest dogs on the planet.

by Anonymousreply 51September 9, 2022 12:09 AM

King Charles spaniels are THE most wonderful, loving dogs anyone could own. They are literally known as the most loving - and most loveable - breed. You have no idea what you're talking about, r51

by Anonymousreply 52September 9, 2022 1:05 AM

So, the corgis are out and the King Charles Spaniels are in? Will her dogs be put to sleep and buried with her along with most of the household servants?

by Anonymousreply 53September 9, 2022 1:37 AM

Who *is* going to take the Corgis?

by Anonymousreply 54September 9, 2022 1:54 AM

Literally nothing else could have happened.

by Anonymousreply 55September 9, 2022 1:56 AM

The Queen will probably leave her horses to Anne and her Corgis to William. Anne has bull terriers and one of them killed one of Queen's Corgis a few years ago. William and Kate just have peaceful cockers.

by Anonymousreply 56September 9, 2022 2:25 AM

DAMN, had no idea r56. Yes, let's not send them to Anne and her killer dogs.

by Anonymousreply 57September 9, 2022 2:28 AM

Though honestly, I imagine the corgis have been cared for by servants for years. If they can keep doing that, the dogs should be happy enough.

by Anonymousreply 58September 9, 2022 2:30 AM

Poor corgis.

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by Anonymousreply 59September 9, 2022 2:30 AM

I think Andrew has or had a corgi. Maybe he and Fergie will take them. All that would happen is they would be taken on a walk one day from Windsor Castle in Windsor Park, end up at Andrew's and that's that. It will give him something to do in exile.

by Anonymousreply 60September 9, 2022 2:31 AM

The Queen got a couple of Corgi puppies last year after Philip's death. She was lonely.

by Anonymousreply 61September 9, 2022 2:49 AM

R61 Maybe she should of just gotten some geriatric sex toys instead.

by Anonymousreply 62September 9, 2022 3:12 AM

eh, you get to the age where another Corgi is better r62. Sex is just such a goddamn bore after awhile.

by Anonymousreply 63September 9, 2022 3:23 AM

Will Charles now use the money in those Saudi suitcases?

by Anonymousreply 64September 9, 2022 3:29 AM

HM stopped breeding and acquiring new corgis and dorgis several years ago, telling friends she didn't want any to be left behind without her. By the time off Philip's death, she had none. After Philip died, a close friend gave her one of each descended from HM's dogs and she accepted them.

A dorgi is a mix of a corgi and dachshund. It's not a breed recocognized by any kennel association but they are supposed to be very smart and very sweet. The first one was created when one of HM's corgis impregnaated one of Princess Margaret's dachshunds but it wasn't planned.

So there is no big pack of dogs left to be cared for, just the two.

by Anonymousreply 65September 9, 2022 4:21 AM

For laughs:

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by Anonymousreply 66September 9, 2022 4:23 AM

R17, maybe he realized he is too old to change names now.

by Anonymousreply 67September 9, 2022 4:23 AM

I know they get to pick their names r67, but honestly, at this point, it seems like it would just be stupid to pick anything but Charles.

by Anonymousreply 68September 9, 2022 4:24 AM

Guess that should've been to r17, but either way, you're Charles. Don't dick around with this, Chuck.

by Anonymousreply 69September 9, 2022 4:28 AM

The Queen is dead!

And we will not see another like her for many generations.

Thank you, Ma'am!

Well done, Ma'am!

You will be sorely missed, Ma'am!

The Queen is dead!

Long live the King!

by Anonymousreply 70September 9, 2022 4:29 AM

“Consort” sounds kind of seedy. Like a mashup of the words concubine and escort.

by Anonymousreply 71September 9, 2022 4:31 AM

That's what I said r71. Oh, what a lovely sofa. Can I have it?

by Anonymousreply 72September 9, 2022 4:33 AM

He will balls it up within a year. Elizabeth could rely on a well spring of generational goodwill spanning 70 years. Charlie has zero resonance with anyone under 50. With the older crowd he's remembered as Mr Tampon and a big eared dilettante who talked to plants. C & C 's coronation will cost a fortune at at time when post Brexit the kingdom is sliding into to penury. I think the government will force him to abdicate in favor of the newer more popular brand of Big Willy and Kate. Much liked the cardinals did with Pope Benedict. Surprised if Charles III lasts out 2025.

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by Anonymousreply 73September 9, 2022 4:42 AM

Now he can fuck me.

by Anonymousreply 74September 9, 2022 4:43 AM

Oh, he may say a few things that get everybody into a moronic and fraudulent tizzy, but I seriously doubt anything with happen that will make anybody do anything r73.

by Anonymousreply 75September 9, 2022 4:44 AM

Two things I like about Charles: one, his championing of classical architecture. Two, his love of nature and growing things. Very English.

by Anonymousreply 76September 9, 2022 4:57 AM

Mummy was the Greatest Generation .Sonny is a Boomer. Tells ya all ya need to know.

by Anonymousreply 77September 9, 2022 4:57 AM

R75 Wouldn't count on that.

by Anonymousreply 78September 9, 2022 5:04 AM

If Charles can rein in his overly poticised "climate change" rhetoric and revert back to plain old fashioned environmental conservation, he will make a good and unifying King.

More saving of, say, endangered plants/species (see his successful campaign to save the English Ash tree), and less Davos/WEF-inspired meddling in how Britons' live their daily lives, and he should do ok.

by Anonymousreply 79September 9, 2022 5:20 AM

If HM King Charles (very weird typing that!) was smart, he would save the country tens of millions of quid and continue the use of Brit currency with his late mum's image in tribute to her being Britain's longest reigning monarch. Otherwise, they'll print new money now and then have to do it all over again in another 20 or so years if/when Wills becomes king.

by Anonymousreply 80September 9, 2022 5:37 AM

Charles might surprise people.

Remember Giuliani. Everybody hated him, then everybody loved him during 911. Now, everybody hates him again.

Charles may rise to the occasion.

by Anonymousreply 81September 9, 2022 5:41 AM

You Yanks who think Charlie has a chance no nothing about 2022 UK.

by Anonymousreply 82September 9, 2022 6:09 AM

Where are those pesky Brit’s who don’t want their King involved with a divorced woman when you need them? It’s not to late to abdicate Charles!

by Anonymousreply 83September 9, 2022 7:15 AM

I bet we all keep calling him Prince Charles. I still sometimes slip and say Lady Di.

by Anonymousreply 84September 9, 2022 2:01 PM

How dare a man try to become queen!

by Anonymousreply 85September 9, 2022 2:04 PM

R22- I wish he had the power to do that in the United States 🇺🇸 too- everything built after World War Two in the US is POST WAR BLIGHT.

by Anonymousreply 86September 9, 2022 2:09 PM

The best thing Charles could do for the country is to restore the powers of the monarchy. Who can say honestly that the mess and divisiveness of British politics of the last fifty years is better than the king having political power? Charles and William would both rule benevolently.

by Anonymousreply 87September 9, 2022 2:13 PM

[quote] Will his first act as King be the dismantling of all UK architecture post WWII.

Instead of dismantling the London skyscrapers, perhaps they could just put nice Georgian facades around them. I would leave the Gherkin as it is. It’s very pretty.

by Anonymousreply 88September 9, 2022 2:22 PM

Charles is a bland borefest, but then again so is William. The real problem with Charles as King is being subjected to seeing more of Horsemilla Cuntwhore.

by Anonymousreply 89September 9, 2022 2:24 PM

R88- I actually share his taste , lol

by Anonymousreply 90September 9, 2022 2:25 PM

King Charles will address the nation and the Commonwealth in a message paying tribute to The Queen that will be broadcast at 6pm this evening. A new official photo was also taken of the King during the recording this afternoon in the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace.

by Anonymousreply 91September 9, 2022 2:26 PM

Charles greeting crowds outside Buckingham Palace.

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by Anonymousreply 92September 9, 2022 2:36 PM

I guess the Royal Family is the only thing that differentiates the UK from the rest of Europe- that's why they embrace it so. That and the fact that they drive on the wrong side of the road.

by Anonymousreply 93September 9, 2022 2:51 PM

Coinage and notes with the queen on them don't get withdrawn, R80,. That's never happened. New issues of Charles will join the existing currency, which then gradually changes over time. For coins at least there could easily be a majority of the queen's in currency throughout Charles's reign. That's what happened in James I's and Edward VII's reigns.

by Anonymousreply 94September 9, 2022 2:52 PM

In 1972 I received coins with George VI on them in my change. Liz will still be on the money for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 95September 9, 2022 3:36 PM

Yes, in the early 70s you could get bronze coins of Edward VII, George V and George VI in your pocket money - even Victoria, very rarely. Decimalisatio involving a completely new coinage and a long reign have made people forget this.

by Anonymousreply 96September 9, 2022 3:40 PM

R94- Thank you, that was strangely comforting.

by Anonymousreply 97September 9, 2022 4:01 PM

I don’t think Charles is boring. I think he got some of the fun beat out of him when he couldn’t marry the woman he wanted, but if I’m hosting a party, Charles would be on the guest list before William.

by Anonymousreply 98September 9, 2022 4:16 PM

I liked Charles then I hated Charles then I liked him again. I began forgiving him for gaslighting Diana when, understanding her appeal and the emotion of grief, he insisted that her funeral be open to the public and her procession be longer. The BRF wanted a private one by her family as they were so out of touch with their public, and the world for that matter.

Charles could easily have become an entitled moron like Andrew but he is constantly learning and has genuine empathy for underprivileged youth, the focus of his Prince's Trust. He can be stubbornly inflexible about his pet causes like homeopathy but by all accounts he is attentive and present with people. Those are rare virtues in my experience and not only from rich entitled people. I never believed the British public wouldn't accept him as King.

by Anonymousreply 99September 9, 2022 4:53 PM

R99- I think that was a very accurate and fair assessment of him. I believe that does have a kind heart.

by Anonymousreply 100September 9, 2022 5:14 PM

Live Streaming at the BBC

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by Anonymousreply 101September 9, 2022 5:41 PM

I think he did an excellent job in his address - I was very reassured that he is up to the job.

by Anonymousreply 102September 9, 2022 6:23 PM

Very good speech, imo. King Charles will do just fine.

by Anonymousreply 103September 9, 2022 6:39 PM

Lot of ignorance on display here. Charles is going to do much better than expected. I know. The bar is low on expectations but still. He is an advocate for the environment, for food security, and for diversity. He has always got in trouble for it by the establishment, but the world has finally caught up to him. I'm looking forward to him. And everyone who has dealth with Camilla says she is a dream to be with because she is warm and kind and works hard.

by Anonymousreply 104September 9, 2022 6:49 PM

Hilarious watching these "royal watchers" trying to put lipstick on this piggy old git.

by Anonymousreply 105September 9, 2022 7:18 PM

Another Major Johnny sighting!

Maybe he should get his own thread.

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by Anonymousreply 106September 9, 2022 7:55 PM

Slightly off-topic, but surely someone knows the answer to my admittedly shallow question. And forgive if I get any of the terminology wrong.

As an American freak for the Royal crowns, tiaras, and diadems, I would seriously like to know, will Queen Consort Camilla now wear the crowns, etc. that Queen Elizabeth II has worn all these years?

I'm sure I could find some answers elsewhere, but I have certainly come to trust and welcome information directly from the experts here. TIA.

by Anonymousreply 107September 9, 2022 9:19 PM

British royalty is an anachronism. It has no power but, for some reason or other, people find comfort in the tradition. Why they would pay millions in taxes to keep that tradition is beyond me

by Anonymousreply 108September 9, 2022 9:23 PM

[quote] As an American freak for the Royal crowns, tiaras, and diadems, I would seriously like to know, will Queen Consort Camilla now wear the crowns, etc. that Queen Elizabeth II has worn all these years?

I don't know for sure, but I would doubt it.

As Queen Consort, she is not a ruling Queen like Elizabeth was.

by Anonymousreply 109September 9, 2022 9:24 PM

[quote] . Charles is going to do much better than expected

What do people actually expect him to do? Royalty shows up at parliament and at major national celebrations. That's about it.

by Anonymousreply 110September 9, 2022 9:25 PM

I hate to ruin anyones grief party, and I admit I do have affection for her, but all these people are talking about what the Queen did, and her life of service and OMG things will never be the same, etc. But honestly, WTF did she do? Seriously. Whenever she spoke it was like a very kind neighbor mouthing platitudes, and I did love her outfits. And she would walk abut greeting people and saying harmless things to them, and everyone talked about how "encouraging " she was, but really...she cut a lot of ribbons. She showed up for people. But I just do not get that she "served her country" thing.

by Anonymousreply 111September 9, 2022 9:29 PM

The Monarch wears the crowns.

by Anonymousreply 112September 9, 2022 9:37 PM

R106 Watching those two ,one asks "How can so much charisma be contained within four walls?"

by Anonymousreply 113September 9, 2022 9:38 PM

r112 thank you, does that mean just King Charles III? Sorry, just not clear on all the royal terminology.

by Anonymousreply 114September 9, 2022 10:04 PM

Charles is subtle. All the media is saying he offered a "olive branch" to Harry, and that was not what he was doing. He was letting the world...and Harry know that Harry living in America and "building his own life" is exactly what Charles wants. Looking at it long term, it's for the best. Hopefully the animosity will disappate and HArry can come home to visit from time to time..

by Anonymousreply 115September 9, 2022 10:06 PM

When are the meetings for his likeness on the stamps and the money going to be? Can’t we kick off 2023 with new Chas regalia?

by Anonymousreply 116September 9, 2022 10:10 PM

Every time I hear "King Charles" I think of this...

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by Anonymousreply 117September 9, 2022 10:44 PM

The crowns that the Queen wore belong to the monarch so Charles would wear them on ceremonial occasions. Camilla will wear the crown last worn by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

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by Anonymousreply 118September 9, 2022 10:46 PM

QE had some tiaras that she owned (her private collection), so I guess Camilla could wear any of those that Charles inherited.

by Anonymousreply 119September 9, 2022 10:48 PM

Correction—only worn by QEQM—it was created for her.

by Anonymousreply 120September 9, 2022 10:50 PM

Wikipedia:

All British queens consort in the 20th century, Alexandra of Denmark, Mary of Teck and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, wore their own specially made consort crowns, made in 1902, 1911 and 1937 respectively; (each went on to outlive her respective husband but, as a dowager, retained the title, crown and other privileges of a queen until death). Previous English and British queens consort had used the crown of Mary of Modena, wife of King James II, until Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, the consort of King William IV, who had a special new consort crown created for her.

by Anonymousreply 121September 9, 2022 10:52 PM

This article is kind of confusing, but it does say that Camilla will wear the Queen Mother's crown, i.e., the crown of QE's mother.

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by Anonymousreply 122September 9, 2022 10:55 PM

R122 That makes sense the crown of a homely witch for a homely witch.

by Anonymousreply 123September 9, 2022 10:57 PM

Thank you to all above who took the time to answer my question about the crowns, etc.

Much appreciated, yours r107

by Anonymousreply 124September 9, 2022 11:03 PM

Well if all the Queen Consorts since 1830 have had new crowns made for their coronations, why does Camilla have to wear a used one? Even if it does have the Kohinoor diamond.

by Anonymousreply 125September 9, 2022 11:10 PM

You know, the tabloids will never leave them alone, they will invent drama, and exploit ever little twinge, and it will stir trouble, and then there are the Staff and people at court who jealously guard their turf. So Harry needs to make peace with his father, brother and family, but he also needs to keep his distance or he will be just another mess like Margaret or Andrew. Before this happened Harry looked relaxed and happy in L.A. or WTF ever and I say let it be.

by Anonymousreply 126September 9, 2022 11:24 PM

Watching the Crown, it seems that Queen Elizabeth was more a witness to history than a creator of history

by Anonymousreply 127September 9, 2022 11:30 PM

I wonder if Queen Elizabeth's dogs were with her when she died.

by Anonymousreply 128September 9, 2022 11:35 PM

I wonder what killed her. That Lady with the Caribbean accent hints it was leukemia.

by Anonymousreply 129September 9, 2022 11:39 PM

Dinner must be seething with rage right this very minute in the very bowels of Hell

by Anonymousreply 130September 9, 2022 11:46 PM

Dianer must be seething with rage right this very minute in the very bowels of Hell.

by Anonymousreply 131September 9, 2022 11:46 PM

[quote] QUEEN Camilla

It wouldn't be the first time someone equine has been elevated to royalty.

by Anonymousreply 132September 9, 2022 11:49 PM

I've always thought that Camilla's PR rehab was a masterclass in changing someone's image. To go from what she was to, now, the Queen Consort was no small feat.

I like Charles, but unfortunately I think the goodwill he received today will be short-lived. A lot of that was for a son who just lost his mother. Once Liz is the ground and the crowds disburse from the palace, that's when the real interesting stuff begins.

by Anonymousreply 133September 9, 2022 11:53 PM

R127 I agree. It was almost as if she was a mirror, or an observer for us. She was this pleasant looking woman with the aura of royalty and the weight of centuries of history. She was head of the Church of England. She lived in a castle and she presided over a dysfunctional family. All that pomp and the Cinderella coach and the flourishes elevated it for many people. And the Titles. "The Prince of Wales" "The Princess Royale, The "Duke of York" Damn. It was like Shakespeare meets the Kardashians.

by Anonymousreply 134September 10, 2022 1:13 AM

R134- That was NOT the Cinderella coach it was

BODY BY FISHER

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by Anonymousreply 135September 10, 2022 1:24 AM

Poor Charles an orphan at the tender age of seventy-three.

by Anonymousreply 136September 10, 2022 1:40 AM

Sunny Hostin - who appears to do nothing now but play the race card - was bitching about the colonial Queen and how Charles needed to pay reparations to her and people in Jamaica, Africa, etc., etc. Except Sunny is half Puerto Rican and half African-American so she needs to get her reparations from Joe Biden. Then Ana Navarro (who can sometimes be quite surprising) pointed out that the Catholic Church had enslaved Africans and natives all over the Americas and they should pay reparations. That shut Sunny up as she's a Devout Catholic.

by Anonymousreply 137September 10, 2022 3:41 AM

Now, charles is a spoiled idiot. That video of him hitting the horse (not camilla, an actual horse) and cursing it because he wouldn't do what he wanted is very telling.

by Anonymousreply 138September 10, 2022 3:47 AM

How about Harry's polo pony bleeding heavily where Harry dug his spurs into him.

by Anonymousreply 139September 10, 2022 3:51 AM

Charles is in fact very unattractive and of course, Camilla is downright hideous. They are made for each other. Diana was on a completely different level, beautiful and beloved the world over. So much so that Charles grew jealous and resentful when the crowds wanted to shake hands with Diana, not him. Diana was too good for Charles, he didn't deserve her!

by Anonymousreply 140September 10, 2022 4:19 AM

I saw this clip on one of the news stations of Charles as a bachelor and googled to see more. I had no idea he was such a party animal. The clips at the beginning are hysterical.

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by Anonymousreply 141September 10, 2022 4:39 AM

These clips are golden.

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by Anonymousreply 142September 10, 2022 4:41 AM

DL is encouraged.

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by Anonymousreply 143September 10, 2022 4:48 AM
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by Anonymousreply 144September 10, 2022 4:49 AM

r144 yep, saw this earlier and sure liked it better than the one posted previously!

by Anonymousreply 145September 10, 2022 4:54 AM

Charles was interested in Barbra, we could have had her as Princess

by Anonymousreply 146September 10, 2022 4:58 AM

The DM is reporting Andrew will take HM's dogs.

by Anonymousreply 147September 12, 2022 6:08 AM

That sounds like animal cruelty.

by Anonymousreply 148September 12, 2022 6:56 AM

R148 Apparently, the dogs are wholly terrors, so it’s probably more a punishment for them.

by Anonymousreply 149September 12, 2022 7:03 AM

Andrew and his daughters gave two corgis to the Queen when her old ones died about two years ago. So they're just taking them back.

by Anonymousreply 150September 12, 2022 3:54 PM

I don't want to seem callous, because I did like and enjoy the Queen for all these years. But I am glad Charles is taking over. Even though he is 73, he seems more in t ouch with what is happening in the world. He has an active vital interest in the environment, he is committed to it, and he has an active interest in diversity both at home and throughout the commonwealth. And if he has a tendency to speak out now and then I will look forward to it. HIAlso hope Charles will dispense with some of the ceremonials. I can see upholding traditions and yeah, it's historic, but enough.

by Anonymousreply 151September 12, 2022 5:24 PM

I wonder if they'll donate Sandringham, Clarence House and Kensington Palace to the National Trust? They have way too many palaces which they won't be using anymore. Will and Kate will be living in Windsor. Charles has Buckingham Palace, Balmoral and High Grove.

by Anonymousreply 152September 12, 2022 6:44 PM

Clarence House and Kensington are part of the Royal Palaces group, like Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and Windsor - the BRF can use them but not donate or sell them. KP and CH are too useful anyway. A chunk of KP is open to the public already. Charles did suggest a while ago that BP might be turned into a gallery for the Royal Collection, but they always need a cental London suite of state rooms for events, so it could be split like KP. Sandringham, Balmoral and Highgrove are owned by the monarch privately, so could be disposed of in theory (Victoria and Albert's Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight is a precedent). I can't see Charles changing the routine of Christmas at Sandringham and Balmoral in the autumn. Highgrove is more vulnerable, as it has no real family history.

by Anonymousreply 153September 12, 2022 8:17 PM

R151 Groovy to hear from 1969.

by Anonymousreply 154September 12, 2022 8:39 PM

I don't see Charles giving up Highgrove. He truly loves it. It is his refuge. He's owned it and nurtured it for a very long time. Keeping Clarence House and St. James as residences, and opening up Buckingham Palace to the public along with maintaining offices there might be the way to go. I know that when Princess Anne or Prince Edward and Sophie are in London they stay at Buckingham Palace. So maybe maintain two or three apartments there. Now With Kensington, there are still some occupied apartments. So they have to let the old folks die off.

William is still holding on to Anmer Hall which is part of the Sandringham constellation. I wonder if Charles might try to change the Christmas routine because now the Queen is gone, and he can.

by Anonymousreply 155September 12, 2022 9:53 PM

Horsemilla, of course belongs in the stables.

by Anonymousreply 156September 12, 2022 11:51 PM

I've been surprised by all the outpouring of support for Charles in the UK. It appears he is more popular than we've been led to believe. And I like Camilla now. She seems like she'd be a lot of fun. The same couldn't be said for Drama Queen Di.

by Anonymousreply 157September 13, 2022 12:04 AM

Of course, R157 "likes Camilla now" as if you never did.

by Anonymousreply 158September 13, 2022 12:07 AM

R158 I delighted in the story of Camilla being pelted with bread rolls in a Tesco! Thought she was an evil, conniving bitch but that was before I learned Diana was an out of control borderline who depended on astrologers, psychics, fortune tellers and that she'd stalked Hoare and Carling.

by Anonymousreply 159September 13, 2022 12:18 AM

Even though Charles has been a big deal his whole life, he must be rather enjoying himself on some level right now. He's the MAN, the center of attention, King Shit!

by Anonymousreply 160September 13, 2022 2:52 PM

I'm going to hijack this thread and go completely off topic. But I've been watching the around the clock ABC streaming service that has been 24/7 Royal coverage since the Queen's death. How have I not known about adorable Royal reporter Omid Scobie? Are you Brits keeping him your own little secret? If I fly to London, will he sit on my face?

by Anonymousreply 161September 13, 2022 3:04 PM

You know, I read that Camilla had a lot of adjusting to do once they got married. Because she wasn't into all the ceremonials shit and the obligations of appearing with him. She wanted to control her own schedule and have her own "Me" time and it was getting very difficult. And now here she is. And I can understand the look on her face. She looks at turns terrified, and confused.

by Anonymousreply 162September 13, 2022 4:17 PM

Funny I was watching them on TV this morning and my thought was that Camilla has a very good poker face.

by Anonymousreply 163September 13, 2022 4:19 PM

I was watching her the past few days and I have concluded that Camilla has a very "mannish" masculine face.

by Anonymousreply 164September 13, 2022 4:51 PM

Even if King Charles III is no Hitler, Camilla remains Eva Braun.

by Anonymousreply 165September 13, 2022 4:52 PM

On TV in Kenya:

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by Anonymousreply 166September 13, 2022 4:56 PM

R161 Obie is addicted to cheap plastic surgery and skin whitening. He appears to be either turning himself into Meghan Markle or he actually is Meghan Markle.

by Anonymousreply 167September 13, 2022 5:40 PM

Most people would also prefer Horsemilla to have her "me time" as well and not be subjected to seeing much of her, obviously!

by Anonymousreply 168September 13, 2022 7:19 PM

Royal Factoid: Camilla Queen Consort will be the first monarch with whiskers since George V in 1910.

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by Anonymousreply 169September 13, 2022 8:19 PM

^ Factoid : Camilla is not the Monarch but she is..

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by Anonymousreply 170September 13, 2022 8:52 PM

So many British women have the blond mustache. They love to bleach their whiskers instead of waxing it off. The bleach makes it grow longer and it looks more prominent in the light.

by Anonymousreply 171September 13, 2022 9:52 PM

Horsemilla is one hideous looking creature, even by British standards, OMG!

by Anonymousreply 172September 14, 2022 12:52 AM

Well, she's looking a lot better than Diana is now.

by Anonymousreply 173September 14, 2022 2:57 AM

Sweet Jesus the money Charles and William will have. If I was Harry I would walk on broken glass to get back in his papa's good graces, because Charles could easily part with about $50 Million without batting an eye.

by Anonymousreply 174September 14, 2022 3:24 AM

shrug, I'd rather have a drink and chat with Cam over Harry's phony backstabbing suppirt dog. woof

by Anonymousreply 175September 14, 2022 4:26 AM

Harry's got to be homesick as hell. The supposed glamour of living in Hollywood has worn off by now and he must be totally lost, isolated from everybody by his bitch wife.

by Anonymousreply 176September 14, 2022 6:42 AM

I thought he would somehow pass and William would be the next king. (Not British and have no idea how this would technically work.)

by Anonymousreply 177September 14, 2022 9:06 AM

Charles must be ready to collapse. He probably hasn't had much sleep at all, and he's being pressed to make a million decisions large and small in a a compressed time frame. And he is on complete public display. I hope William is ready to step up because the amount of work is going to be overwhelming. Charles likes to focus on the administrative side of things, and has been doing that part for at least the past two decades. The Queen had left a lot of it to staff, but he was very hands on asking questions and going over the information.

by Anonymousreply 178September 14, 2022 1:39 PM

It’s hard to go through even one funeral for a person, but having to go to so many services for Queen Elizabeth would be awful. Just hearing about them all is tiring.

by Anonymousreply 179September 14, 2022 4:26 PM

The female royals were interesting and/or amusing: the Queen, Diana, and Princess Margaret in her naughty years. All sadly gone now. The three top current male members are dull as dishwater (I just can’t get interested in the Harry and Markle snoozefest being passed off as “drama”).

by Anonymousreply 180September 14, 2022 4:29 PM

I agree, R180. On another note: Given that Charles is wealthier than God right now, and given the concerns about Harry's memoir, Harry could conceivably kill the book and decide not to publish it. However, he would be in breach of contract. Costly. So maybe Charles will loosen his purse strings, and Haqrry can kill the book, and everyone will be happy and all will be well. You now is was Prince Phillip who made the rule about you can't be half in or half out. He did it when Edward and Sophie thought they could pursue careers, and make money and still be part of the working family and have Royal duties. Apparently there was some contrversy with Edward fucking up some film project and it caused a scandal., and Phil stepped in and said shit or get off the pot. No half and half. YOUre either in or out. If you're out we sever all ties and you become private like Princess Anne and Princess Margaret's kids. Or you remain as working Royals and stop fucking around with "business ideas." Now that Phillip is dead, Maybe Charles will revisit that rule and allow Meghan and Harry to do assume some duties and patronages, and spend part time in the UK. Of course they would have to be circumspect in their activities and it would affect how they live their lives, but much less than if they were full time.

by Anonymousreply 181September 14, 2022 5:36 PM

I watched the service at Westminster Hall today and several times I thought Charles was about to fall over backward.

by Anonymousreply 182September 14, 2022 5:39 PM

Charles' vast wealth today was built on the backs of brown and black people in the past!

But I'll get over it. Make sure the checks are payable to me, not Harry.

by Anonymousreply 183September 14, 2022 5:41 PM

R183 you mamy be right about the distant past. But Charles portfolio of investments and the way he has made High grove a throving concern, and his stewardship of the Duchy of Cornwall which is a profitable money maker are all recent developments. Here I thought he was a "tree hugger." and he is more like a modern day investment guy. Low key but smart. Shrewd. Not nearly as ditzy as I thought.

by Anonymousreply 184September 14, 2022 5:45 PM

Off topic yet again, but you all give Camilla so much hell about her looks and hair. Did you ever take a good gander at your Queen? She was extremely unfortunately looking, apparently never took care of her skin, and always had a hideously old fashioned and horrible hair do. She was never youthful looking and beautiful in the way Diana or Kate are. And she looked far more dated than Camilla.

by Anonymousreply 185September 14, 2022 5:54 PM

And her teeth!

by Anonymousreply 186September 14, 2022 6:54 PM

Philip was a piece of work, long overstayed his welcome, should have kicked it 20 years ago. As the old saying goes, only the good die young, fits him to a tee.

by Anonymousreply 187September 14, 2022 9:17 PM

GUrls, Charles went to Higgrove and he's taking Thursdayh and Friday off, and Camilla... went to her house! Yes. They have separate retreats they go to for some space and "quiet time."

by Anonymousreply 188September 15, 2022 2:42 AM

You know... They kept saying on TV that the Queen made all her arrangements herself even to naming the order of the people following the gun carriage carrying the casket. And all the family and people who were close. Now you read shit all the time about who is close to the Queen. But as much as Fergie likes to "sell" her relationship and how often she visited with Her Magesty, she was no where to be seen. Andrew walked alone, (as he should) and she was not standing in the clutch of people with the cousins and old folks and members of the QQueen's household. My sense is the Charles is very passive aggressive. He's got this style of appearing empathetic and kind and he can also be a vengeful vindictive shit. Very petty.

by Anonymousreply 189September 15, 2022 4:33 AM

R183 Ding ding ding! That's pretty much it.

by Anonymousreply 190September 15, 2022 5:29 AM

The queen was tolerable, Charles on the other hand is not and of course, Horsemilla goes without saying. William, however has shown himself to be more like Charles, so we are now stuck with two pompous bores as the next kings.

by Anonymousreply 191September 15, 2022 3:59 PM

[quote] Now you read shit all the time about who is close to the Queen. But as much as Fergie likes to "sell" her relationship and how often she visited with Her Magesty, she was no where to be seen.

She’s no longer in the family, she’s divorced. You may have noticed Anne’s first husband wasn’t there, either.

by Anonymousreply 192September 15, 2022 4:04 PM

Fergie knew the Queen from the time she was a little girl. (There is a photo somewhere that I have seen posted here.)

When Fergie and Andrew split, Fergie and the Queen had a meeting and TQ asked Fergie what she wanted (about the divorce from Andrew) and Fergie replied "Your friendship, Ma'am".

I think that the Queen retained that friendship.

I don't know if Fergie will be at the funeral or not, but I would not be surprised.

Not like Anne's first husband at all.

by Anonymousreply 193September 15, 2022 5:08 PM

Camilla and Kate have a lot of work ahead of them to help make Charles and Will more endearing. Kate has loads of charisma and a strong work ethic. Will snagged a keeper. He NEEDS her.

by Anonymousreply 194September 15, 2022 10:34 PM

R193 Philip despised Fergie but the Queen was more forgiving. She may be there but she won't be included with the royals.

by Anonymousreply 195September 15, 2022 10:38 PM

Why was Charles bent out of shape over a sister-in-law, it’s not like he had to sleep with her, or did he has future king?

by Anonymousreply 196September 15, 2022 11:04 PM

The guest list for the funeral has been published (no, I don't have a link). Fergie is not on it, to my surprise. She won't be there.

by Anonymousreply 197September 16, 2022 12:33 AM

Am I on it??

---Oprah

by Anonymousreply 198September 16, 2022 12:39 AM

R178 Cheers Milla.

by Anonymousreply 199September 16, 2022 12:41 AM

Here's the picture of little Sarah Ferguson with the Queen and both Andrew and Edward as boys.

Little red haired Fergie.

Andrew with his back to the camera.

Edward in the front.

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by Anonymousreply 200September 16, 2022 1:59 AM

Watched William and Kate working the crowd today. BOFFO BO ! A true 21st century act. King Tampon and his Rottweiler can not effectively market the Windsor brand. The PTB will ring down the curtain on them just like they did with Pope Benedict when his tea cups weren't selling. Charlie will probably use darling Camilla's health as an excuse to shuffle off. Noticed at the ceremony yesterday she started to go bobble head Katherine Hepburn like and the cameras cut away quickly. Give them 36 months tops. Kate is already picking out the new wall paper for Buck House.

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by Anonymousreply 201September 16, 2022 2:04 AM

R197 There has been no guest list published by the Palace. All you’re reading are incomplete lists of confirmed guests. Most published lists have been laughably Eurocentric. Royals from the Middle East and Africa have been left off these published lists as have the premiers from these countries even though many have confirmed.

As for Fergie, by all accounts, she is invited to the funeral.

by Anonymousreply 202September 16, 2022 4:20 AM

r200 that link is no good

by Anonymousreply 203September 16, 2022 4:32 AM

There was a video clip up of H&M and the Wales at Windsor where Meghan went to shake the hand of a mentally handicapped little boy - about 12 - and she immediately freaked out when he grabbed her, pulling her hair away from him and looking horrified. Then Kate went over to the family with the boy, she and the boy hugged for a long time and she chatted to him and his parents. That's Diana-like.

by Anonymousreply 204September 16, 2022 4:38 AM

It's surprising, considering Meghan's rumored early obsession with Diana and detailed studying of Diana, you would think she would be more Dianaesque in style. But Meghan lacks Diana's charisma.

by Anonymousreply 205September 16, 2022 4:48 AM

Diana had charisma and EMPATHY. Meghan has neither.

by Anonymousreply 206September 16, 2022 4:51 AM

Diana's best friend Rosa Monckton had a baby with Down Syndrome a few months before Diana died. Diana became her godmother. Rosa's husband journalist Dominic Lawson wrote about how it was Diana who put them in touch with all the resources for children with Down's and talked them through their initial shock at having a baby with Down's, talking about all the people with Down's she knew and had worked with.

by Anonymousreply 207September 16, 2022 6:57 AM

How the Harkles are using the Queen for SELF-PROMOTION

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by Anonymousreply 208September 16, 2022 7:20 AM

I'm watching the arrival of Charles and Camilla in Wales. The crowds are rapturous, Charles is a superstar! Whod'a thunk it.....

by Anonymousreply 209September 16, 2022 1:56 PM

[quote] I'm watching the arrival of Charles and Camilla in Wales. The crowds are rapturous, Charles is a superstar! Whod'a thunk it.....

People are emotional and grasping the deficit left by the queen. I cross my fingers that Charles will be a decent king. But let’s revisit him in 2 years and reassess then.

by Anonymousreply 210September 16, 2022 5:17 PM

I watched it too. Sawe the service in the cathedral. Camilla stumbled as she left, and she seemed to move with difficulty. Watching her sit in the chair to sign, and then rise from it. Later as she was leaving she seemedto stumble a bit. It was noted, but we are told she has broken her toe and it was difficult to walk today. I'm telling you. As I watched her standing next to Charles during the service, she wastrembling. Yes, her head was like Katherine Hepburn but not so pronounced. I don't think Camilla can manage for more than 3 more years. I suspect it's Parkinson's. The stress of all of this must be adding to it.

by Anonymousreply 211September 16, 2022 6:04 PM

[quote] I suspect it's Parkinson's.

I noticed some tremors too. I hope it was just nerves. This is not in her wheelhouse at all, even if she's been doing a good job so far. It's always been said about her that she hates fuss and formality and here she is, Queen consort.

by Anonymousreply 212September 16, 2022 7:36 PM

R212, yes, and the other thing I read was how much she resented having to go everywhere with him all the time. She likes her freedom. I think once they get passed this she is going to slow things down. She'll do her things, and she'll do state occasions, but she'll cut back. Plus he already sort of set the stage when he said he had a lot more work to do and had to cut back on all his charities and patronages. Man, Anne Edward Sophie and William and Catherine are going to be doing some very heavy lifting.

by Anonymousreply 213September 16, 2022 8:40 PM

Why Meghan keeps DEMANDING Archie and Lilibet's TITLES.-

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by Anonymousreply 214September 16, 2022 10:19 PM

Meghan and HArry are on good behavior right now. They are demanding nothing.

by Anonymousreply 215September 16, 2022 11:20 PM

I always thought Chuck would bow-out while Liz was still alive, and she'd make Wills the King.

by Anonymousreply 216September 17, 2022 12:17 AM

Her Makesty didn't have the authority to do that. Only Parliament can change the line of succession.

by Anonymousreply 217September 17, 2022 1:44 AM

If Harry and Meghan are demanding anything, their timing is off. Charles can call their bluff: they didn't want to be part of the royal family, they moved to a country where we don't have titles. Their hypocrisy is too flagrant.

by Anonymousreply 218September 17, 2022 1:54 AM

Unfortunately, the cancer rumors regarding Horsemilla a few years back turned out not to be true. Anything that can possibly end that creature's life sooner than later is a great thing!

by Anonymousreply 219September 17, 2022 2:17 AM

You know I just read that Beatrice and Eugenie are continuing to do some of their patronages. And both are now non working Royals, in fact Eugenie lives in Portugal. Not sure where Beatrice is living. Point is both of them are hybrids. partly "inside" and mostly "outside." I sincerely hope Harry can re-negotiate his status. And I equally hope Harry and Meghan keep their motuths shut about the family. They need to stop complaining and being cry babies. That;s all people will see about them and there's no future in it.

by Anonymousreply 220September 17, 2022 9:43 PM

Charles should just make William the King of Australia and Harry the King of Canada.

by Anonymousreply 221September 17, 2022 10:15 PM

Why did Harry move to LA? He claimed he adored Africa and felt so at home there. And he married an exemplary black woman who is as celebrated in South Africa, according to her, as Mandela. Why don't they move to Botswana? They could be Enormous Fish in a Tiny Pond there as opposed to being Hollywood B-list TV people in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 222September 17, 2022 10:37 PM

R203

Try this one.

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by Anonymousreply 223September 18, 2022 12:42 AM

[quote]The three top current male members are dull as dishwater

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 224September 25, 2022 7:13 AM

Are the Corgis out now, and the Spaniels in?

by Anonymousreply 225September 25, 2022 7:37 AM

The Archie and Lilibet thread is closed, and I didn't want to start a new one to ask this:

I'm the American who loosely follows the royals. Have any of you Brits heard any conspiracy theories about the Sussex kids? I was just perusing Quora, and ran up on some insane threads claiming everything from the kids not being real, which is why they are never shown because Meg faked both pregnancies.....to Archie having fetal alcohol syndrome, which is why his face has never been shown. Apparently her fake belly is seen moving around in various videos? Can any of this be verified here?

by Anonymousreply 226September 25, 2022 5:37 PM

There are a lot of crazy theories about the Sussex kids. If the kids weren't real the tabloids would be all over that.

by Anonymousreply 227September 25, 2022 5:50 PM

Don't know don't care about Sussex spawn.

by Anonymousreply 228September 25, 2022 6:40 PM

They should keep Beatrice just for her night vision.

by Anonymousreply 229September 25, 2022 7:46 PM

R226, why do you read all that crap? I do think their 2 children exist. The one thing I think might be true is that they used a surrogate for one of the kids. I do believe she actually was pregnant for one of the kids (Archie, IIRC). There was a photo of her immediately post-pregnancy and she still had so much pregnancy weight in her midsection. It was really unflattering looking and I don't think she would have gone that far just to appear like she really gave birth.

Here's that post-pregnancy photo, on the right. She still looks pregnant!

Kind of disappointed in Quora.

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by Anonymousreply 230September 25, 2022 7:56 PM

R226

There are pictures of her with a shifting baby bump between the time she entered a place and exited. I seem to remember she might have been wearing a red dress. Quite noticeable.

And video supposedly while the bump was very large, she squatted down (to talk to a child?) with her knees together, a position which women who had been as pregnant as the bump appeared claimed was just not possible in advanced stages of pregnancy.

It all comes back to the legal requirement that apparently in the UK, to inherit (particularly in the RF, I would expect) a child must be "of the body". There have been court cases that upheld that, I think.

Apparently, use of a surrogate may mean a child is not "of the body".

That's why the speculation.

Given the questions about Harry's own paternity, it was extremely foolish of him to allow all that BS at the time of Archie's birth. Clouding the when and where. Could it be that M just loves the drama?

by Anonymousreply 231September 25, 2022 8:11 PM

Meghan pretty obviously used a fake baby bump during her first pregnancy but I think she was pregnant. She just wanted to make herself look MORE pregnant and therefore get more attention and sympathy. Due to the 'born of the body' rule for the succession and as the baby was born in the UK, I'm sure the royal family would have been aware if she used a surrogate.

The miscarriage I don't believe. It came hot on the heels of Megan's apparent influencer role model Chrissy Teighen getting massive publicity (which she milked to the nth degree) for her miscarriage. Me too! Said Meghan.

I'm sure the second pregnancy was via surrogate. Why would a 40 year old woman have a baby in Hollywood if she can pay somebody else to do it?

by Anonymousreply 232September 25, 2022 8:45 PM

What people really want to know is which one, Charles or William made the comment about the baby's skin color. Harry should either reveal it or use it to blackmail Charles.

by Anonymousreply 233September 25, 2022 8:46 PM

R233 it was obviously Phil the Greek. He always said stuff like that. And everybody knew it was Philip which is why Harry had to deny it was him as he was dying and the Queen would never have spoken to him again.

by Anonymousreply 234September 25, 2022 8:49 PM

Also Meghan lied claiming it was when she was pregnant. Harry said the comment was made by one person (aka racist old Grandpa) before they married.

by Anonymousreply 235September 25, 2022 8:51 PM

He might not like being King. He is used to being able to talk about his pet projects, like environmental problems and architecture. He won't be allowed to do that anymore. I think when Charles was younger he wanted his mother to abdicate so he could be king but maybe he is too old now. It is hard to make a lot of changes when you are 73. And Camilla isn't that bad. I don't understand the hatred for her. She seems fun. Diana was always moping or she was being an attention whore. Diana went from man to man and Charles only had an affair with one woman. Both Charles and Diana were guilty.

by Anonymousreply 236September 25, 2022 9:07 PM

I suppose William with his Earthshot Prize working with Sir David Attenborough is carrying on Charles' environmental concerns for him.

by Anonymousreply 237September 25, 2022 9:11 PM

[quote] Diana went from man to man and Charles only had an affair with one woman.

Seems like Diana found out about Camilla pretty early into her (Diana's) marriage with Prince Charles. I've always thought that Diana started having affairs after she found out Charles and Camilla were not going to ever stop their relationship. In some ways, it's worse to have one, constant, long-time affair vs. several short-term affairs.

by Anonymousreply 238September 25, 2022 9:54 PM

As I understand it (I can't believe how much I know and yet I rarely read anything about them...it's like the Kardashians, it seeps into your brain) Diana found out about them before she got mrried. She confided in her sisters who told her it was too late to cancel the wedding. When she confronted Charles about it, he admitted he bought Cammie a bracelet or some bauble as a going away gift, because they were friends but the relationship was over and he loved Diana. So Diana wanted to believe it and she did. THing is she and Charles were not compatible and he did resent her. Not her fault but he did. Then she got popular and took away some of his spotlight and he hated that. Really really resented it.

by Anonymousreply 239September 25, 2022 10:27 PM

Diana became the most beloved woman in the world. When she and Charles were in public, shaking hands with people, everybody wanted to be on side to greet Diana, not Charles and obviously, who can blame them.

by Anonymousreply 240September 25, 2022 10:43 PM

Diana and Charles had nothing in common. There was also too great an age difference. Diana had an affair with her bodyguard (who died under mysterious circumstances but nobody seems to mention him anymore) before Charles went back to Camilla. Camilla was crazy about Parker-Bowles and I think she led Charles on to make him jealous as he was fucking anything he could. Charles was crazy about her. I've never thought it was reciprocated. I think she finally gave in out of pity and because she realized Parker-Bowles would never change.

Diana chased after not only Hewitt but Oliver Hoare and Will Carling. Allegedly, the reason she only mentioned Hewitt in the Panorama interview is because he was the only man she fucked who wasn't married.

by Anonymousreply 241September 26, 2022 12:08 AM

Charles didn't tell her he loved her ever. And she complained before she was married about his sleeping with Camilla, and a staff member told her they always run around and she needed to get used to it. She wanted fame. They only had 12 dates and she couldn't possibly have been in love with him either. Don't get me wrong, I was a Diana fan myself. Let's face it if she had lived she was still much better off divorced or not having married Charles. She loved fame and attention. If she hadn't married Charles she would have been a nobody with probably at least 3 divorces behind her. She was publicly charming but a real nightmare to live with.

by Anonymousreply 242September 26, 2022 1:02 AM

I have a question that hopefully some unbiased posters can answer.... why did Diana want to stay married to Charles after they separated?

by Anonymousreply 243September 26, 2022 1:11 AM

She didn't want him to be able to marry anybody else. She did hope to be Queen.

by Anonymousreply 244September 26, 2022 1:20 AM

Tiggy Legge-Bourke was treated like absolute shit by Diana. OK, partly because Martin Thingy made up lies about her having an affair with Charles and partly because she was jealous of Tiggy's influence over her sons. But Tiggy continued to be very involved in Harry's life after Diana's death. She's one of the godmothers of his kid. And she obviously would have a very negative opinion of Diana. Was Harry never curious about the dark side of Diana's character?

by Anonymousreply 245September 26, 2022 1:24 AM

[quote] What people really want to know is which one, Charles or William made the comment about the baby's skin color.

No, people don’t. It’s such an incredibly faux controversy. Every normal person, black or white, would have wondered the same thing and it doesn’t matter one bit which specific person was being referred to in this case.

by Anonymousreply 246September 26, 2022 1:36 AM

Diane was clearly bipolar and they are often sexual compulsives.

Harry is mentally ill and probably a drug addict. He looked hungover or drugged up at all the events surrounding the late Queen's funeral rites.

by Anonymousreply 247September 26, 2022 1:40 AM

He didn’t look “drugged up” to me and I’ve done more than my share of drugs.

by Anonymousreply 248September 26, 2022 2:08 AM

R246, that's YOUR opinion and you OBVIOUSLY don't speak for everyone!

by Anonymousreply 249September 26, 2022 2:18 AM

I Am a POC. At Church, in our famil among our neighbors, who a baby will favor was and is always discussed. It is not racist. It is curiosity. Now worrying about the complexion is a remnant of racism. Because within the Black community, a baby's color was a status symbol. It's been referred to as a caste system. Most iof that has gone away but older generations still chatter about it now and then. Of course the other comments refer to a kid's nose, or their ears sticking out. Now I wasn't there. I don't know who said what. I don't know the context and that is important. But IMO whoever said it was someone who might be either older, or into bloodlines...as with horses. Hell it couold have been Zara's husband. Or Camilla. Or Anne. OR one of the cousins like Kent. Personaly I think a kent said it at some family gathering and someone dutifully reported it back to the Sussexes. Almost as if they wanted to start some shit.

by Anonymousreply 250September 26, 2022 3:11 AM

Granny always said white men have white babies and Black men have Black babies.

by Anonymousreply 251September 26, 2022 3:14 AM

It reminds of this exchange.

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by Anonymousreply 252September 26, 2022 3:25 AM

I like ChazIII's new cipher! Modern!

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by Anonymousreply 253September 27, 2022 4:06 AM

No one made a comment about the baby's skin color while Meghan was pregnant.

What someone did was wonder out loud what color their babies would be if Harry married Meghan and had kids. They were only dating at the time.

Pretending like this was a situation where someone was asking about the appearance of a baby on the way is important to a lot of you, I know, because it helps make the question seem innocent and purposeful, but it wasn't an innocent question.

by Anonymousreply 254September 27, 2022 4:14 AM

Is it true the Palace is up in arms about the next season of the Crown and looking to suppress it?

by Anonymousreply 255September 27, 2022 4:16 AM

The color of the babies doesn't matter to me. What I want to know is what color is Meghan?

by Anonymousreply 256September 27, 2022 4:34 AM

I’m sure Pantone has an answer for you and it’s spectacularly named.

by Anonymousreply 257September 27, 2022 4:36 AM

People are cancelling United Kingdom vacations as we type..

by Anonymousreply 258September 27, 2022 4:50 AM

R256, r257 it's Pantone 315b Tan in a Can.

by Anonymousreply 259September 27, 2022 5:10 AM

R258 Well, if there’s no chance of seeing the Queen anymore, why go? Charles is probably going to close the borders soon anyways and they don’t want to be trapped there.

by Anonymousreply 260September 27, 2022 5:10 AM

I always thought Charles probably had a decent package and was a good lover. Apparently he had some girlfriend in Montreal in the 1970s. He sowed a few oats before strapping the feed bag on fro Camilla.

by Anonymousreply 261September 27, 2022 5:49 AM

Charles had some gorgeous girlfriends. Anna Wallace and Davina Sheffield were the best. But I think at that time he couldn't marry outside the aristocracy. He dated Lady Jane Wellesley for a long time and it seemed like they'd get married. Don't know what happened there.

by Anonymousreply 262September 27, 2022 5:54 AM

"Apparently he had some girlfriend in Montreal"

Don't all closet cases?

by Anonymousreply 263September 27, 2022 6:00 AM

Jenkins said they had an intimate relationship over a number of years.

"I found him extraordinarily handsome . . . I didn't have any delusions about my ever wanting to marry him but I certainly enjoyed my relationship with him," she said.

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by Anonymousreply 264September 27, 2022 6:05 AM

Is the Montreal girlfriend going to be in the new season of The Crown? I hope they got an actual French Canadian actress to play her. And not just Jessica Pare, cause she’s available and well known.

by Anonymousreply 265September 27, 2022 6:08 AM

No Rose, r255.

The Palace is suddenly leaking that the Netflix show makes Charles unhappy because drumming up the "Charles is displeased with Netflix" narrative creates added Palace leverage over Netflix-employed Harry and Meghan.

by Anonymousreply 266September 27, 2022 6:11 AM

What the hell jobs do Megan and Harry have at Netflix? Repacking and sending out DVDs?

by Anonymousreply 267September 27, 2022 6:17 AM

The King Charles coins are coming!

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by Anonymousreply 268September 27, 2022 1:48 PM

The new Prince and Princess Of Wales are in Wales today.

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by Anonymousreply 269September 27, 2022 1:52 PM

Cute photo.

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by Anonymousreply 270September 27, 2022 1:53 PM

Yes, Harry and the wife are doing light title cataloguing and mailroom processing to pay back their Netflix advance. Ahhh, those were the days, when Harry had a decent reputation, and promised royal property access and solid adjacency to the power center. But it's all over noe, baby blue.

by Anonymousreply 271September 27, 2022 4:16 PM

Does Netflix provide good childcare options while they’re at work?

by Anonymousreply 272September 27, 2022 4:17 PM

The wife has them strapped on her beefy back, like in the rice paddies. When it's time for Harry's shift, he calls in the nannies.

by Anonymousreply 273September 27, 2022 4:23 PM

So this means the microphone didn't work during the walkabout?

by Anonymousreply 274September 27, 2022 4:29 PM

Basically, they got such a cushy deal with Netflix because they no doubt told Netflix the royal family would be absolutely delighted to take part in Harry and Meghan's reality show. That was before they went on Oprah to trash the royals. Dumb.

by Anonymousreply 275September 27, 2022 4:45 PM

It's interesting going how Charles' image has changed since becoming king. There really does seem to be something psychologically mystical about the crown. Even seeing the cypher, the family doing engagements on his behalf, people waiting for him to lay down the hammer, it all gives a sense of majesty, lime we're seeing a new person as King Charles and the old Prince of Wales is gone.

by Anonymousreply 276September 27, 2022 6:37 PM

Charles has trained all his life to be this way. He knows about ceremony, tradition, decorum, etc. and that a lot of the work will be done for him. People will infuse his image with importance. It won't last. Why? Because it's Charles. He needs to learn Less is more. He talks too much and he will benefit from less exposure. There is such a thing as too much and Charles will definitely give it to us if they let him. I hate to say this, but I almost feel sorry for Camilla. Because handling Charles is a full time job, and now he's king it will be MUCH worse.

by Anonymousreply 277September 28, 2022 2:15 PM

King Charles shouldn't give Archie and Lilibet any titles. Archie will be Duke of Sussex when Harry kicks the bucket. First Sweden and now Denmark are the latest countries to strip titles/statuses away from grandchildren.

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by Anonymousreply 278September 28, 2022 4:19 PM

I don't see the justification for giving Harry's kids anything. Both of them are US citizens, they are US residents and Harry has made it plain they're staying here. We don't have titles so it's ridiculous for Harry to try to make a 'career' for his family as American pseudo-royalty.

If it's so important for their kids to have titles, they should move back to the UK.

by Anonymousreply 279September 28, 2022 4:23 PM

[quote]I almost feel sorry for Camilla. Because handling Charles is a full time job

I'll cope somehow.

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by Anonymousreply 280September 28, 2022 4:37 PM

Both Charles and Camilla are fabulous and will be a wonderful King & Queen.

I hope they figuratively behead the Duke and Duchess of Over-Seas. The Harkles are the only blemish on The King's reign.

by Anonymousreply 281September 28, 2022 4:55 PM

King Charles sends a message to the people of Atlantic Canada after Fiona swept by.

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by Anonymousreply 282September 28, 2022 6:36 PM

R282, he could rebuild all that was damaged with his lunch money.

by Anonymousreply 283September 28, 2022 9:39 PM

R283 Or just one of the 550 Leonardo da Vinci drawings he now owns.

by Anonymousreply 284September 29, 2022 12:45 AM

You know now that you mention it R284, "The Crown" holds so many masterworks by artists, a collection of almost incalcuable value, And yet rarely does the average person ever have a chance to see those works. Do the ever get loaned to public galleries, or do they simply exist to adorn the many palaces and estates? Now there's something Charles could do.

by Anonymousreply 285September 29, 2022 2:38 AM

Is the money out yet? How’s his profile?

by Anonymousreply 286September 29, 2022 2:55 AM

R285, establishing a gallery of the Crown's artwork in Buckingham Palace is something Charles wants to do. In fact, I think it was even mentioned in this thread (or maybe it was one of the many similar ones here).

by Anonymousreply 287September 29, 2022 3:11 AM

Yes it's out:

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by Anonymousreply 288September 29, 2022 3:13 AM

Christ, that’s awful, no wonder their currency tanked!

by Anonymousreply 289September 29, 2022 3:17 AM

That may be a joke. It's the moment when he was pissed about the pen. LOL!

by Anonymousreply 290September 29, 2022 3:29 AM

Of course it's a joke, a good one.

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by Anonymousreply 291September 29, 2022 3:40 AM

Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 292September 29, 2022 3:42 AM

Items from the Royal Collection are constantly being loaned to exhibitions around the world. Things like the Da Vinci drawing could never be on permanent display for conservation reasons.

by Anonymousreply 293September 29, 2022 11:44 AM

When I was in London years ago, I saw artwork and other items at the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace. I also saw the Royal Mews with coaches and cars. I believe most of the art collection is held in trust for the nation as is Buckingham Palace and Windsor Palace. If the Royal Family were exiled, I don't think they could take much of these processions with them.

by Anonymousreply 294September 29, 2022 1:05 PM

When I was in London years ago, I saw artwork and other items at the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace. I also saw the Royal Mews with coaches and cars. I believe most of the art collection is held in trust for the nation as is Buckingham Palace and Windsor Palace. If the Royal Family were exiled, I don't think they could take much of these processions with them.

by Anonymousreply 295September 29, 2022 1:05 PM

I saw some Da Vinci drawings at Buckingham Palace in the Queen's Gallery about ten years ago. Personally I don't think the Palace exploits this enough. Loaning art treasures to exhibits world wide is nice, but why don't they also host exhibits perhaps in cooperation with many of the institutions right there in the UK. They could break out a certain selection of paintings on a particular theme and host them in cooperation and coordination with the Birtish Museum for example. It would be a wonderful way of integrating themselves into the lives of the people of the UK with hardly any demands on their time.

by Anonymousreply 296September 29, 2022 3:25 PM

From my memory, I recall that the Royal Arts collections are only open to public viewing one month a year in August, while they are away at Balmoral. Has that changed since the 20 or so years I learned it?

by Anonymousreply 297September 29, 2022 3:28 PM

Interesting that Queen Margrethe has just removed the titles of her grandchildren who aren't in the direct line of succession. Margarethe was always very close to Elizabeth and probably Charles too. Very interesting.

by Anonymousreply 298September 29, 2022 5:12 PM

It was said that Elizabeth and Margrethe were close. Have to wonder if there was discussion before her death about this, or even with Charles. Elizabeth saying "They're not my children so I shouldn't have to do it, but here's the strategy you should follow when you become King. Queen Margrethe says she will establish a precedence you can refer to if need be."

by Anonymousreply 299September 29, 2022 5:59 PM

There is obviously a cover up going on here, they can't admit what she really died of. Hardly surprising coming from the BRF. Just like it is widely believed that Prince Philip is the one that ordered the hit on Diana, but of course, it was all covered up.

by Anonymousreply 300September 30, 2022 3:39 PM

^Good. Anything to keep you stewing in your juices.

by Anonymousreply 301September 30, 2022 3:59 PM

R300 - I don't know about "widely believed". Diana's car was (1) being chased by paparazzi; (1) the driver was drunk and speeding into a tunnel and (3) she wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Only nutjobs would believe Philip had any hand in Diana's death.

by Anonymousreply 302September 30, 2022 4:02 PM

I actually read somewhere, years back when "Diana fever" continued to hold us in her thrall, that Charles order the hit, and it happened at the hospital. They claimed she was alive when she was taken f rom the car, she was talking and moving, and then she goes into surgery and dies. Som people are crazy. I do not believe any foul play was involved in Diana's death. She had an unreliable drunk driving her car, and she was chased by the paparrazzi who went after her like a pack of jackals. As Peter Jennings once said, We often try to infuse a significant event with some sinister conspiracy theories because of the enormous impact it has on us.

by Anonymousreply 303September 30, 2022 4:14 PM

and then of course, there is reality ....

by Anonymousreply 304September 30, 2022 4:37 PM

Prince Philip dressed as a French hooker spiked Henri Paul's drink and was himself/herself the driver of the mysterious white Fiat Uno.

The original plan involved Prince Charles luring Diana to Balmoral with suggestions of reconciliation where Philip would "accidentally" shoot her while hunting, mistaking her for the Loch Ness monster.

by Anonymousreply 305September 30, 2022 4:41 PM

New photo of the new King, Queen Consort and the Prince & Princess Of Wales.

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by Anonymousreply 306October 1, 2022 10:12 PM

Even Charles and Camilla show more affection that William and Kate.

by Anonymousreply 307October 1, 2022 11:32 PM

Who's the dude in the painting behind them? Looks like maybe George II or III?

by Anonymousreply 308October 2, 2022 12:13 AM

Really a nice picture.

by Anonymousreply 309October 2, 2022 3:43 AM

It is so depressing seeing that hideous creature. I hope she does us all a favor and croaks soon. Before the coronation would be lovely.

by Anonymousreply 310October 2, 2022 5:16 AM

I am here for Queen Camilla!

by Anonymousreply 311October 2, 2022 4:51 PM

By now I think I hope Charles and Camilla will be aware of how quickly the tabloid press can turn on them and get realy ugly. Bad press can feed into public opinion and BOOM, good bye monarchy. Tread carefully .

by Anonymousreply 312October 2, 2022 5:04 PM

R307 - really? Ok if you say so.

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by Anonymousreply 313October 2, 2022 10:05 PM

King Charles really doesn’t have much of a ring to it. I think he really missed an opportunity to redefine himself and set this new period apart from the past. King Charles is someone we’ve known form before, just even more pompous. Ring out of the gate he blew it. He could have been someone, a new king for a new day, not a has been at 75 or however old he is.

by Anonymousreply 314October 2, 2022 10:10 PM

I'm kinda amazed he hasn't self-destructed yet. He's doing much better than I thought.

by Anonymousreply 315October 2, 2022 10:12 PM

Team Cam, for her DV and health work. Stay pressed and depressed R310

by Anonymousreply 316October 2, 2022 10:15 PM

Well, as far as I'm concerned Charles has made his first real mistake as King. He has turned down his invitation to the international Climate Change conference he attended last year where he spoke so eloquently. Everyone knows he is an environmentalist. This is NOT a political issue where you take sides. It is real. He knows it is real. It's not a matter of him being too busy. He decided it wasn't a good look. And he is wrong. His new timidity is a bad look. He should stay true to himself. This is not the time to distance himself from this. It's an existential issue. He used his postition to promote environmental issues. It is a very bad move for him to act as if this is a political expedient. If he thinks it is more approriate for the government to take the lead he is wrong. He is who he is. His concerns on this issue are not a matter of opinion.

by Anonymousreply 317October 2, 2022 11:25 PM

QE & Prince Phillip did a bad job on raising Charles and Andrew. There's more coming out about Andrew's bad personality & staff complaints. When Diana went to QE for help w/Charles, QE said: "He's impossible." I know a couple of women who are really into their dogs and both are kind of cold people (other than to their dogs). I think QE could not connect with her children on an emotional level.

by Anonymousreply 318October 3, 2022 12:26 AM

Every parent inevitably 'fails' when put under the microscope. EVERY. PARENT.

The real failure however is the young adult that, despite having every resource and support, refuses to take responsibility for his life.

Charles is fine and will have a successful reign regardless of how the media will spin it for readership numbers.

by Anonymousreply 319October 3, 2022 12:47 AM

I thought it was Liz Truss who ordered Charles not to go to the climate change summit. Not his own decision.

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by Anonymousreply 320October 3, 2022 3:26 AM

R320, Truss is not his boss. She can suggest or request but the final decision is his, and how dare anyone get in his face about an issue he has dedicated his entire life to. I don't believe this story. Now if Charles and the Prime Minister discussed it and as a matter of strategy he wanted to allow her a chance to shine and allow the government to carry this, fine. But I don't think so. Charles has a shitload of PR advisors.

by Anonymousreply 321October 3, 2022 3:31 AM

Die a slow and very painful death r316!!

by Anonymousreply 322October 3, 2022 3:35 AM

Which one ultimately holds power over the other?

The King holds power over the Prime Minister?

Or the Prime Minister holds power over the King?

by Anonymousreply 323October 3, 2022 5:06 AM

Unfortunately, the monarchy can’t be voted out of office, but the Prime Minister doesn’t need to worry about the guillotine.

by Anonymousreply 324October 3, 2022 5:16 AM

Yuck!

by Anonymousreply 325October 3, 2022 5:29 AM

A Monarch can go out and say and do some things that run at cross purposes to the government. Sometimes it is just an irritant and at other times it is dangerous. For example: There were Extremists in the UK who supported Nazi Germany among the nobility mostly. Sir Oswald Mosley who held a baronet I believe, was the leader of the British Union of Fascists who openly supported Hitler. And King Edward the VIII was engaged in activities supportive of Hitler, and of normalizing fascism, which ran at odds with what the government and Parliament were doing. Another time, it is said that members of the RF, including possibly the Queen, did not support Harold Wilson's views and especially did not support the national health services at first. But fortunately they kept their mouths shut and didn't interfere. Now as regards Charles and the Environment, I think he should continue his life's work of leading by example. This is not a political issue.

by Anonymousreply 326October 3, 2022 2:47 PM

Charles was supposedly advised by PM Truss to NOT attend the climate summit.

However, he could appear by video like his mother the late Queen did AND/OR send his son William there in his place . There are other options open.

by Anonymousreply 327October 3, 2022 4:09 PM

I think Charles has a soft spot for Louis.

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by Anonymousreply 328October 3, 2022 4:26 PM

Well, the name Louis would have special meaning for him, Mountbatten and all.

by Anonymousreply 329October 3, 2022 4:37 PM

Louis is adorable and babies are always the favourite when they are babies. It's not like Grandpa Charles was on diaper duty. What's not to love??

by Anonymousreply 330October 3, 2022 6:02 PM

That narcissist guy over on Youtube has said all along that Charles, too, is a narcissist.

So, he (Youtuber) is waiting for (his words) "some narc on narc action".

What can we expect?

by Anonymousreply 331October 5, 2022 2:30 PM

Kate visiting a hospital today.

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by Anonymousreply 332October 5, 2022 3:03 PM

William visits a football centre.

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by Anonymousreply 333October 5, 2022 3:06 PM

Yesterday, William spoke at the United For Wildlife Global Summit.

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by Anonymousreply 334October 5, 2022 3:07 PM

Will & Kate are in Northern Ireland today.

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by Anonymousreply 335October 6, 2022 7:28 PM

Kate looked good today.

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by Anonymousreply 337October 6, 2022 8:11 PM

She wasn't heckled. The Catholic woman just spoke to her rudely and Kate just smiled back.

by Anonymousreply 338October 6, 2022 11:22 PM

How is Harry writing a book? It's not like he reads them ffs.

by Anonymousreply 339October 7, 2022 3:51 AM

One must be prepared for anything when milling about with the peasant class, and the Irish woman looked like a drowned rat.

by Anonymousreply 340October 8, 2022 1:11 AM

[quote]"Our natural world is one of our greatest assets."

?????

It's our only asset, dude.

by Anonymousreply 341October 8, 2022 5:12 AM

Right. Art, literature and science are pffftttt. Dude.

by Anonymousreply 342October 8, 2022 11:30 PM

Will & Kate are interviewed for World Mental Health Day.

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by Anonymousreply 343October 11, 2022 3:33 PM

Because they’re so mental?

by Anonymousreply 344October 11, 2022 3:39 PM

I have to hand it to her, Kate is very relaxed and animated now. I remember when she first married WIlliam, she was skeletal and a nervouse wreck at all their appearances. Now she seemsreally chill.

by Anonymousreply 345October 11, 2022 5:07 PM

It's the benzos. And media training, etc.

by Anonymousreply 346October 11, 2022 8:23 PM

Meghan Markle is a professional crybaby and raging narcissist. I've heard clips of her podcast. It's nothing but "poor me". And no matter who the guest is, she manages to make it all about her. I loathe this woman. And it has absolutely nothing to do with her race. She's very attractive, but profoundly disturbed.

by Anonymousreply 347October 12, 2022 12:41 AM

La Markle is the distaff version of Donald Trump.

by Anonymousreply 348October 12, 2022 8:06 PM

Whenever I hear Kate speak I'm always surprised for a moment her accent is not as high-class as the Windsors' are (although I shouldn't be because her origins are so middle class). I wonder if it irritated some of Will's family members.

by Anonymousreply 349October 12, 2022 8:09 PM

Kate is doing very well, I do wish she’d stop waving her hands around though, it’s clear she’s been trained but she’s overdoing it.

by Anonymousreply 350October 13, 2022 2:07 AM

Major Johnny in a kilt alert!

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by Anonymousreply 351October 15, 2022 3:03 PM

Camilla is at Ascot today.

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by Anonymousreply 352October 15, 2022 3:06 PM

R352 I didn’t know she was still racing, I thought she retired from the track. I guess she just really likes the horseshoe of roses they place around her neck if she wins.

by Anonymousreply 353October 15, 2022 3:10 PM

Oh look. It's Fergie's birthday and the attention whore has to be photographed with the late Queen's corgis.

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by Anonymousreply 354October 15, 2022 3:19 PM

The corgis look like they realize how far they've fallen.

by Anonymousreply 355October 15, 2022 3:52 PM

Fergie walked the dogs frequently with Queen Elizabeth, and it was agreed that she would take care of the dogs after the Queen's passing. That photo makes me happy. Would you have preferred to have the dogs put down after the Queen's passing?

by Anonymousreply 356October 15, 2022 4:17 PM

[quote] Would you have preferred to have the dogs put down after the Queen's passing?

Not the dogs, dear. You, perhaps.

by Anonymousreply 357October 15, 2022 5:08 PM

The BRF received about a thousand Paddington Bears after the Queen's death. They've been collected, cleaned and will be donated to Bernardos children's services.

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by Anonymousreply 358October 16, 2022 3:55 PM

Was the Queen secretly from Peru?

by Anonymousreply 359October 16, 2022 4:03 PM

Is everyone clear about this?

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by Anonymousreply 360October 16, 2022 8:52 PM

They aren't moving until they're damn well ready.

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by Anonymousreply 361October 16, 2022 8:53 PM

Why not just keep Buckingham as the “office” and just go there just for work? It’s got to help create a tenable work/life balance.

by Anonymousreply 362October 16, 2022 9:10 PM

Yes, I agree with R362, and they live very close by so it shouldn't be a problem. I know that Sophie and Edward and the Princess Royale have apartments at Buckingham Palace for times when they're in town, but so what. The place is huge. They ought to use it for offices, state occasions and allow certain parts of it to be open to the public much longer than it currently is. Problem is, a lot of people servants, would lose their jobs. I mean there's a fucking servant to pour the tea and another to butter the toast. Gets kind of ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 363October 17, 2022 4:51 AM

Charles wants to work from home?

by Anonymousreply 364October 17, 2022 5:19 AM

R364 No, but he doesn’t want to live at work, which is what Buckingham Palace would be.

by Anonymousreply 365October 17, 2022 5:35 AM

[quote] Fergie walked the dogs frequently with Queen Elizabeth, and it was agreed that she would take care of the dogs after the Queen's passing. That photo makes me happy. Would you have preferred to have the dogs put down after the Queen's passing?

Don;t ask if you don't really want to know the answer to that question.

by Anonymousreply 366October 17, 2022 5:43 AM

Charles should do us all a favor and not even have a coronation, nobody wants him as King anyway, much less a common whore as Queen consort.

by Anonymousreply 367October 17, 2022 5:44 AM

Does anyone need a pick-me-up for Monday? Well, here's a Major Johnny pic to help you get started.

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by Anonymousreply 368October 17, 2022 4:35 PM

For fellow British history lovers...

King Charles III is reportedly interested in letting the bones found under the staircase in the Tower of London to be tested. The bones were found 17 July 1674 and were assumed to believed to be those of the deposed King Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, the only sons of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Four years of their discovery, King Charles II had the bones buried in Westminster Abbey, where they remain.

The late Queen Elizabeth II never granted the approval needed for testing.

I've always been curious to know what happened to the young "Princes In The Tower". I hope the new King will allow DNA testing. Perhaps we'll finally know what happened to them.

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by Anonymousreply 369October 17, 2022 7:52 PM

Just found out that one of the first official appearance of Queen Consort Camila will be presenting the Booker Award to the winner at tonight’s, Monday Oct. 17, ceremony.

by Anonymousreply 370October 17, 2022 8:20 PM

[quote]The late Queen Elizabeth II never granted the approval needed for testing.

I know where the bodies are buried.

by Anonymousreply 371October 17, 2022 8:25 PM

Wow r370, such riveting news, just what everyone here on DL wanted to know.

by Anonymousreply 372October 18, 2022 3:01 AM

Oooh I'm super excited about the bones.

KC was the royal who pushed for the dig at Buckingham Palace by the Time Team crew.

by Anonymousreply 373October 18, 2022 7:01 PM

Is that Major Johnny in a suit?

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by Anonymousreply 374October 18, 2022 9:31 PM

What a life... with Major Johnny at your side every day. I'm envious.

by Anonymousreply 375October 19, 2022 3:30 AM

I do want to know about the Booker, thx R370. The Queen Consort is a great reader.

by Anonymousreply 376October 19, 2022 4:46 AM

William seems to have a natural way with children like his mother.

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by Anonymousreply 377November 4, 2022 3:46 PM

Kate looked good in camel yesterday.

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by Anonymousreply 378November 4, 2022 3:52 PM

William announces the finalists for the Earthshot Prize.

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by Anonymousreply 379November 4, 2022 3:53 PM

Big Willy is so alpha compared to his moaning and whinging brother.

by Anonymousreply 380November 4, 2022 6:14 PM

William has turned out to be very much like boring ass Charles. It is Harry that is much more like Diana.

by Anonymousreply 381November 5, 2022 3:19 AM

R381 Harry certainly inherited Diana's IQ.

by Anonymousreply 382November 5, 2022 5:20 AM

Not so fast, R38. Harry is looking like Charles these days. He also has the propensity to be a whiny SOB that likes to throw others under the bus.

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by Anonymousreply 384November 5, 2022 3:46 PM

[quote]Harry certainly inherited Diana's IQ.

Not to mention her emotional instability.

by Anonymousreply 385November 5, 2022 5:07 PM

Earl Spencer posted a photo on his instagram yesterday and mentioned how his mother failed him and Diana, Diana would wait on the doorstep for her to come back and she never did.

by Anonymousreply 386November 5, 2022 5:18 PM

It seems in rather poor taste to refer to anyone as "Princess of Wales" while there are people alive with a living memory of Princess Diana.

by Anonymousreply 387November 6, 2022 2:49 AM

R387 .... MARY!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 388November 6, 2022 3:16 AM

[quote]It seems in rather poor taste to refer to anyone as "Princess of Wales" while there are people alive with a living memory of Princess Diana.

You want tasteless? How about Diana being referred to as "Princess of Wales" while there were people alive with a living memory of Her Majesty Queen Mary as Princess of Wales, 1901-1910. Pearls before swine.

by Anonymousreply 389November 8, 2022 8:06 AM

Di stopped being the Princess of Wales when she and Charles divorced.

by Anonymousreply 390November 8, 2022 6:32 PM

Charles was always going to be King, everyone saw that coming. It defined his entire life.

Pulling off Camilla as Queen was the surprise but that, too, has been predictable for many years now.

by Anonymousreply 391November 8, 2022 6:35 PM

It's hard to know where to start with people who are as utterly clueless as r387.

by Anonymousreply 392November 8, 2022 7:06 PM

FUCK OFF r389! Queen Mary didn't die tragically in a car crash at 36! She was an an old hag and a bitch when she finally croaked at 86. Nobody shed a tear!

by Anonymousreply 393November 9, 2022 3:49 AM

Charles unveils a statue of the late Queen at York Minster.

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by Anonymousreply 394November 9, 2022 4:40 PM

You can't fake authenticity or empathy.

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by Anonymousreply 395November 9, 2022 4:52 PM

R395, that little Akeem is adorable. And yeah, Katherine handles it perfectly. I guess if she can handle Louis she can handle any kid.

by Anonymousreply 396November 9, 2022 5:40 PM

Details regarding royal attendance at Remembrance ceremonies this week have been released.

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by Anonymousreply 397November 10, 2022 6:28 PM

I think it's interesting that Camilla snubbed Kate because she wasn't an aristocrat and tried to discourage that romance. Makes me wonder how fond William is of StepMummy.

by Anonymousreply 398November 10, 2022 7:29 PM

R398 - I find it highly doubtful that Camilla would snub Kate. Camilla needed all the friends in the family she could get.

by Anonymousreply 399November 10, 2022 9:21 PM

I read that Camilla embraced BOTH Catherine and Meg. Meg rejected her, but Catherine became/is close to her.

by Anonymousreply 400November 10, 2022 10:11 PM

Horsemilla is the lowest of the low, a complete embarrassment. Hopefully, she doesnt have longevity in her family.

by Anonymousreply 401November 10, 2022 10:33 PM

Break dancing

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by Anonymousreply 402November 11, 2022 1:05 AM

R402 they featured that on The Crown in Season 5.

by Anonymousreply 403November 11, 2022 2:29 AM

Johnny Major alert! He's at the back.

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by Anonymousreply 404November 12, 2022 9:31 PM

No, R404, that's Glouchester, the King's cousin, the son or grandson of his grandfather's brother.

Speaking of John Major, after he left office, he was entrusted with overseeing William and Harry's money from Diana. They are very fortunate young men. Wise investing.

by Anonymousreply 405November 13, 2022 1:56 PM

R405 - Major Johnny WAS there. He was at the back in the middle.

Anyway, here are the Royals at the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph today.

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by Anonymousreply 406November 13, 2022 4:11 PM

Last night, the Royals attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall.

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by Anonymousreply 407November 13, 2022 4:12 PM

R405 - here is Major Johnny!

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by Anonymousreply 408November 13, 2022 4:34 PM

R405 - Major Johnny standing tall!

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by Anonymousreply 409November 13, 2022 4:34 PM

R405, are you seriously suggesting that someone confused the Duke of Gloucester for Major Johnny? Major Johnny is in the pic. Why can't you see him?

by Anonymousreply 410November 13, 2022 5:16 PM

I apologize PROFUSELY. You are all right, of course and I was wrong. I was confused. You see I was still thinking of former PM, John Major, who of course would be an old man right now, and not Major Johnny. Silly me. I need to go take a dementia pill.

by Anonymousreply 411November 13, 2022 6:58 PM

Hoping and praying that Meghan and Harry go for another stroll through a graveyard again! Because, you know, they're important and everything!

by Anonymousreply 412November 13, 2022 8:49 PM

Saw Katherine at the wreath-laying ceremony today. I don't know who is dressing her lately, but her black coat was everything!

by Anonymousreply 413November 13, 2022 9:08 PM

King Charles is 74 years old today. A new photo has been released.

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by Anonymousreply 414November 14, 2022 4:56 PM

This is one path to avoid Andrew and Harry being Councellors of State. King Charles wants his siblings Anne and Edward added.

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by Anonymousreply 415November 14, 2022 5:55 PM

Catherine's hair.

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by Anonymousreply 416November 14, 2022 5:58 PM

I quite like this photo of King Charles III.

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by Anonymousreply 417November 14, 2022 6:04 PM

A Labour peer asked the government to approach Charles and suggest he expand the number of Counsellors, r415.

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by Anonymousreply 418November 14, 2022 7:05 PM

Oh, look! A rotting tree. What a metaphor! R414

by Anonymousreply 419November 14, 2022 8:56 PM

R419 that tree's probably as old as the Norman Conquest.

by Anonymousreply 420November 14, 2022 10:01 PM

[quote]Major Johnny standing tall!

King Charles III laying his wreath at the Cenotaph this morning for Remembrance Sunday 🌹.....and more Major Johnny.

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by Anonymousreply 421November 15, 2022 2:46 AM

It would be great if Charles croaked even before the coronation, but sadly the more likely scenario is he will probably be around for another 20 years. But we can all certainly hope that kind of longevity isn't in the cards for Horsemilla!

by Anonymousreply 422November 15, 2022 4:28 AM

Camilla was a heavy smoker. She may still smoke. So IMO she won't be around as long as Charles, and if she goes, he will probably just retire.

by Anonymousreply 423November 15, 2022 5:17 AM

Big Willy makes a surprise visit.

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by Anonymousreply 424November 15, 2022 4:22 PM

Harry must be miserable in the States: no decent football teams (the real football kind), no rugby, no cricket. You don't develop an interest later in life in sports you didn't grow up playing and watching.

by Anonymousreply 425November 15, 2022 4:27 PM

How can anyone take newspapers seriously when they pull stunts like this.

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by Anonymousreply 426November 15, 2022 6:33 PM

Somebody tell that guy the only people who read the Mirror ARE stupid.

by Anonymousreply 427November 16, 2022 5:43 PM

Kate visits with displaced Ukrainians.

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by Anonymousreply 428November 17, 2022 2:25 PM

Katherine 's got it goin on! She will continue to be more popular than William. As William ages he seems like a stiff,uncomfortable self conscious insincere, dutiful prig.

by Anonymousreply 429November 17, 2022 2:40 PM

Sadly, as William has gotten older, has become much more like Charles, a complete pompous bore!

by Anonymousreply 430November 18, 2022 3:01 AM

Paddington Bear tributes to the late Queen.

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by Anonymousreply 431November 18, 2022 4:57 PM

This little guy needed a hug and Big Willy stepped in to give him one.

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by Anonymousreply 432November 18, 2022 9:31 PM

William's a mixture of Diana and the Queen which is not surprising as the Queen acted very much as a substitute mother after Diana's death. It's odd that it's Harry who revolts against Charles as he was the favorite and William rebelled against him. In fact, Harry only revolted against his father when Daddy wouldn't give him all the money Meghan wanted. All Harry's whining about Charles comes directly from Meghan a woman who hates all her own relatives.

by Anonymousreply 433November 18, 2022 9:40 PM

75 years ago today, this happened.

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by Anonymousreply 434November 20, 2022 5:01 PM

Saw a brief bit on YouTube about KC not conferring the dukedom of Edinburgh on Prince Edward after all. Would Charles be so mean-spirited as to deny Edward the honor, going against the wishes of his mother?

by Anonymousreply 435November 20, 2022 8:23 PM

R435 Edward originally told his mother he didn't want a Dukedom. At the time he was anxious to get a job independent of the Royals.

by Anonymousreply 436November 21, 2022 2:52 AM

Buckingham Palace is getting ready for the South African State Visit. First up, the Royal Mews.

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by Anonymousreply 437November 21, 2022 9:09 PM

The preparations in the Buckingham Palace kitchen for the South African state visit.

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by Anonymousreply 438November 21, 2022 9:10 PM

Kate looked polished today.

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by Anonymousreply 439November 22, 2022 5:43 PM

Meghan did the right thing to get the hell outta dodge, she was in so over her head on the regal front; she always looked like she ordered her clothes through Amazon and wore them regardless of their fit.

by Anonymousreply 440November 22, 2022 6:10 PM

Kate The Great! She was stunning in a white embroidered gown with cape and the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara.

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by Anonymousreply 441November 22, 2022 9:23 PM

Camilla wore a blue gown with the late Queen's sapphire and diamond tiara. Her hair was a little too flat this evening to pull it off. She's also looking quite haggard lately.

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by Anonymousreply 442November 22, 2022 9:25 PM

Meghan's problem wasn't race, it was class. She's pure white/black trailer trash.

by Anonymousreply 443November 22, 2022 9:29 PM

Bingo, r443.

by Anonymousreply 444November 22, 2022 9:38 PM

R443, no, Meghan's failings have nothing to do with class or race. They are personal to her. They are a product of her individual choices.

by Anonymousreply 445November 22, 2022 9:40 PM

The royal gowns this evening.

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by Anonymousreply 446November 22, 2022 9:50 PM

R441 She looked screamingly regal (yes, it's me). But I had hoped to see her in a different tiara tonight. Especially after she finally wore the Princess of Wales Feathers brooch today.

I suppose it's a bit too soon and Camilla's got the yea and nay now . . .

by Anonymousreply 447November 22, 2022 10:00 PM

[quote]British royalty is an anachronism. It has no power but, for some reason or other, people find comfort in the tradition. Why they would pay millions in taxes to keep that tradition is beyond me

A presidency would cost millions too. Given the circus that past presidents of the US had around them, better the devil you know. At least we didn't have nutters storming Parliament looking for politicos to lynch.

by Anonymousreply 448November 22, 2022 10:00 PM

I don't like Kate's dress at all. Too flash for me.

Looks like Sophie got a shot at a new tiara. Camilla must be in sharing mode.

Camilla needs to stop with the sack dresses. I know she's ancient and the boobs are gonna boob at that age but she's still got a decent figure left. Girdle up, babe, it's just a couple of hours.

by Anonymousreply 449November 22, 2022 10:11 PM

The Duke of Kent looks like death warmed over.

by Anonymousreply 450November 22, 2022 10:24 PM

Kate puts on a good act and fools a lot of the public, but she is definitely a snob and doesn't really give a shit about the "peasants."

by Anonymousreply 451November 23, 2022 3:59 AM

Oh, you know the Princess of Wales, do you, R451? Do share more insights - you sound remarkably well-informed!

by Anonymousreply 452November 23, 2022 4:14 AM

Diana will ALWAYS be the Princess of Wales to me, not waity Katie!

by Anonymousreply 453November 23, 2022 5:44 AM

I hope Camilla is feeling ok and not ill. She seems to have lost a lot of weight and is definitely looking haggard, as someone above mentioned. KC would be lost without her.

by Anonymousreply 454November 23, 2022 5:50 AM

Diana stopped being The Princess of Wales in the early 1990's, r453.

by Anonymousreply 455November 23, 2022 5:51 AM

R453 has no fucking idea how these things work.

by Anonymousreply 456November 23, 2022 6:40 AM

That's because you're not British and therefore none of this is any of your business anyway, r453.

by Anonymousreply 457November 23, 2022 10:18 AM

I see our American ignoramus "The British monarchy is a powerless meaningless anachronism" troll surfaced. He's from the They Obky Cut Ribbons crowd who were off smoking weed in the stairwell during European History 101.

Actually, they're still around because they wield an enormous amount of what is called "soft power".

That show you saw over the last couple of days was done ON THE ORDERS OD THE ELECTED BRITISH GOVERNMENT.

South Africa is Britain's biggest trade partner. The government wants that relationship publicised, acknowledged, and strengthened publicly.

A few men in suits shaking hands outside 10 Downing just doesn't send quite the colourful message rea hing the greatest number of a global audience

But what you saw yesterday. This was done in the interests of Britain's geopolitical and economic alignments. And it WORKS. The guests are thrilled at being a acknowledged this way, both governments get their message out, and the folks back at home are gratified.

This is the monarchy's real job, and only it can do this quite this way.

And that's why the elected government is quite pleased to keep it going. In matters of diplomacy like this, the British monarchy is matchless.

And, by the way, there are eight other hereditary constitutional monarchies in Europe.

I assume you singled out the British monarchy because you're unaware of the ones that exist in Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Lichtenstein, and Luxembourg, right?

You'll see Queen Margrethe of Denmark and her heir and his wife doing very much the same thing when important geopolitical and economic messages need to be sent. Also on the orders of the elected Danish government.

No one in Britain's commentariat failed to note the meaning of events of the last two days as they reported on them.

It was clear to everyone how important this visit was, and why the monarchy is the man for the job, except, of course, the Meaningless Anachronism trolls.

by Anonymousreply 458November 23, 2022 12:39 PM

^I left out Norway - they have a hereditary constitutional monarchy, too.

"only" (not ok ly) cut ribbons"

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reaching a global audience

by Anonymousreply 459November 23, 2022 2:31 PM

The state dinner.

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by Anonymousreply 460November 23, 2022 2:34 PM

Kate has worn a gown with a cape before. How can we forget the glamorous gold outfit?

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by Anonymousreply 461November 23, 2022 2:49 PM

Kate has worn a gown with a cape before. How can we forget the glamorous gold outfit?

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by Anonymousreply 462November 23, 2022 2:49 PM

R451 Hi Meghan!

Hey, we know all that bling and glamour really burnt your ass, but the thing is, the only evidence of a snob throwing her weight around and putting two fingers up to the peasants. . .is from YOU.

by Anonymousreply 463November 23, 2022 8:06 PM

R451 Call or email me, honey. I'll fill in the gaps for you on the real family snob.

by Anonymousreply 464November 23, 2022 8:10 PM

R454, LOL!!! Who cares about Charles, the BEST thing that could happen for not only Britain but the world would be for Horsemilla to CROAK as soon as possible!

by Anonymousreply 465November 24, 2022 4:31 AM

r462, those are magnificent gowns on a mannequin figure.

by Anonymousreply 466November 24, 2022 4:41 AM

R465 Yes, we know, dear, you've never gotten over Diana. But, like Harry, you really owe it to yourself to move on.

Because, as you can see, the world is quite happily tootling along with Queen Camilla in place. It really has rather more on its plate these days . . .

Unless you're claiming that the Death of Queen Camilla would solve climate change, cause Putin to drop suddenly of a massive heart attack, make the Sahel area of Africa bloom again, and stop the glaciers from melting . . .?

by Anonymousreply 467November 24, 2022 2:43 PM

R466 The rounded thighs, arms, and bosom showing through that gold gown give the lie to your sneer. Her figure is indeed enviable in some ways, although she could use more length in the leg and less in the torso, but that doesn't mean she looks like a mannequin. It's interesting that no one is willing to accept that in more ways than one, Kate just got lucky - muscle tone, athleticism, etc. You can see her figure through the golden gown. Those are not the thighs of a mannequin.

by Anonymousreply 468November 24, 2022 2:47 PM

It was a metaphor. She has a great figure.

by Anonymousreply 469November 24, 2022 5:40 PM

I'm the REAL Princess of Wales

by Anonymousreply 470November 24, 2022 9:31 PM

R434 Those old photos of Queen Liz always make me wonder what she looked like naked. It appears she had a fine set of tatties. Nice fun bags!

by Anonymousreply 471November 24, 2022 10:14 PM

"Ladies-In-Waiting" will now be called "Queen's Companions".

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by Anonymousreply 472November 27, 2022 2:48 PM

No listing whatsoever for the Sussex reality show, either in all of December or on 8 December.

If you were Netflix and were about to drop something like this in less than two weeks' time, would you not be listing it and promoting it by now?

What gives?!

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by Anonymousreply 473November 27, 2022 6:57 PM

You've now posted this twice, r473, on separate threads. Give it a rest.

by Anonymousreply 474November 27, 2022 6:59 PM

Thanks for the info, r473.

by Anonymousreply 475November 27, 2022 7:04 PM

Yes, thank you, R473.

by Anonymousreply 476November 27, 2022 7:10 PM

I'm rushing in to obsequiously thank you for the duplicate non-information too R473

by Anonymousreply 477November 27, 2022 7:23 PM

R474 My dear, I am simply trying to ensure that everyone on these damned threads is up to date.

One gets paywalled, and then you're stuck going on to another one and finding they've ignored a REALLY IMPORTANT STORY.

by Anonymousreply 478November 27, 2022 8:44 PM

Well, in case you haven't noticed, most of us are trying to keep the Sussex pair out of this thread. It's called "King Charles" so Charles, Camilla, Wales news and everyone else, pretty please. The Revenge thread is for H & M and the needless bitchin'.

by Anonymousreply 479November 27, 2022 9:28 PM

Horsemilla belongs in the stable and NOT on this thread either!

by Anonymousreply 480November 27, 2022 10:02 PM

"Queen's Companions" will now be called "Queen's Queens"

by Anonymousreply 481November 27, 2022 10:06 PM

Does Charles get 'Me-In-Waiting' then? Or is it 'Gentlemen -In-Waiting'? Or is it just Major Johnny handling all of Charle's ancillary needs?

by Anonymousreply 482November 27, 2022 10:55 PM

R382 Equerry is the term you are looking for.

by Anonymousreply 483November 27, 2022 11:32 PM

^*R482 (not R382)

by Anonymousreply 484November 27, 2022 11:59 PM

I thought it was Porchey Boy?

by Anonymousreply 485November 28, 2022 12:06 AM

So many posters on this thread give me this vibe.

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by Anonymousreply 486November 28, 2022 12:17 AM

R472 - Question about the "Companions".

One of those listed is "Jane von Westenholz".

Wasn't Violet von Westenholz the person who introduced the gruesome twosome.

Isn't Jane her mother?

Ouch.

by Anonymousreply 487November 28, 2022 1:12 AM

Alexander the Great also had Companions...just sayin'

I think Kate looks absolutely Regal in the White cape gown. I love it. The tiara is perfect, everything about the presentation is perfect. She definitely looks like a Queen in waiting. Camilla is not someone I feel hostile towards. She's Charles' wife. She's there. So what, right? However, in these photos she looks bad. First that bright blue dress with the lace sleeves looks cheap. Do they have a David's Bridal Shoppe in London? LOL! And her hair is awful, the tiara and the jewelry is gawdy. Too too much. And jeez, she needs dental work.

by Anonymousreply 488November 28, 2022 2:57 AM

R487 - yup.

by Anonymousreply 489November 28, 2022 2:58 AM

[quote]However, in these photos she looks bad. First that bright blue dress with the lace sleeves looks cheap. Do they have a David's Bridal Shoppe in London? LOL! And her hair is awful, the tiara and the jewelry is gawdy. Too too much. And jeez, she needs dental work.

She'll never be the great beauty that the last two Queen Consorts were at the same age! They were gorgeous lookers well into their 70s.

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by Anonymousreply 490November 28, 2022 3:03 AM

R490, fine no one wins a beauty contest. But that wasn't the point of my post. My post is about presentation. I bet Camilla really wanted to "wow" everyone for her first state dinner. I think about the effort and expense that went in to preparing her for this occasion, and I have to shake my head. We have all seen Camilla in outfits, formal outfits that were elegant and flattering. I have. She is not a beauty. But she has done well in the past. It seems to me she has changed stylists or something. I feel like this presentation was tasteless. It makes her look absurd.

by Anonymousreply 491November 28, 2022 3:09 AM

Want to add that Sophie must have deliberately dressed down, wearing a shroud like mess, so as not to overshadow the two principals, Kate and Cam.

by Anonymousreply 492November 28, 2022 3:11 AM

Camilla looked stunning in the sapphires. Seethe!

by Anonymousreply 493November 28, 2022 3:15 AM

LOL! Horsemilla isn't capable "wowing" in anything. Some of you are delusional, she is a hideous monstrosity that nobody gives a shit about!

by Anonymousreply 494November 28, 2022 5:58 AM

r492 Sophie has no sense of style. She's is not dressing down, she just doesn't know how to dress, period. Never forget her Miss Hughes outfit she worse to the Queen's funeral. I assume she was going to a Downton Abbey fan meet up afterwards. She and Edward put their daughter in even worse clothes. Forget Balenciaga, someone call Child Services or the fashion police on the Wessexes.

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by Anonymousreply 495November 28, 2022 6:39 AM

The Queen's Companion thing is quite sensible. Elizabeth II's ladies in waiting had over the decades developed a role supporting the actual monarch and some of them are staying on to do the same sort of thing for Charles in a role now called Ladies of the Household. A queen consort in the 21st century doesn't need a gaggle of posh women on the payroll. She'll have a secretary and a dresser and otherwise the 'Companions' can be drafted in for specific activities.

by Anonymousreply 496November 28, 2022 8:06 PM

R494 How many of you "horsemilla" trolls are there? Or, how many accounts to you have? I've blocked you at least five times, yet here you are, spouting your primary school sandbox insults. May one ask how old you actually are?

by Anonymousreply 497November 28, 2022 8:44 PM

R487 Yes, Jane is Violet V W's Mum. One wonders if the new QC (ruh oh, now QC will mean two things!) has some interesting tidbits gleaned from her daughter's association with Medea of Montecito that she has passed on to the new QC (ruh oh, now QC means THREE things!).

One wonders if Medea of Montecito is also nervously wondering the same thing?

"I wonder what The Queen is doing tonight.

What merriment is the Queen pursuing tonight?

What occupies her time whilst waiting for the Crown?

She's hearing first rate gossip that puts ME-ME DOWN!

And, oh, the expectation, the sublime anticipation She must feel about the next bit to come . . .

I'll tell you what the Queen is doing tonight:

She's laughing her arse off whilst my arse goes numb . . .!"

Meghan The Duchess of Sussex

by Anonymousreply 498November 28, 2022 8:57 PM

The gaggle of posh women weren't paid. They got a small stipend and some expenses. That's why they were usually the wives of rich men.

by Anonymousreply 499November 28, 2022 9:03 PM

rown Princess Mary of Denmark and Queen Rania of Jordan are in London at Clarence House and have met with Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom.

Tomorrow, they will attend a reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Camilla. The reception is held in connection with the UN's 16 Days of Activism campaign, which focuses on combating violence against girls and women.

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by Anonymousreply 500November 28, 2022 9:28 PM

^ Crown

by Anonymousreply 501November 28, 2022 9:28 PM

r500 lovely photo and what an awesome cause to highlight!

Uh, but that Instagram post annoyed. They listed the Queen of Jordan after the Crown Princess of Denmark. The Queen of Jordan was even standing to the left so either way she should have been listed first. I know this may seem minor because it's a random Instagram account, but if they are going to pretend to be royalist accounts at least put people with the rank of monarch first. And it feels as if they just hold European royals to a higher standard.

That page needs to do better.

by Anonymousreply 502November 28, 2022 10:50 PM

r500 lovely photo and what an awesome cause to highlight!

Uh, but that Instagram post annoyed. They listed the Queen of Jordan after the Crown Princess of Denmark. The Queen of Jordan was even standing to the left so either way she should have been listed first. I know this may seem minor because it's a random Instagram account, but if they are going to pretend to be royalist accounts at least put people with the rank of monarch first. And it feels as if they just hold European monarchs to a higher standard.

That page needs to do better.

by Anonymousreply 503November 28, 2022 10:51 PM

As this is up to 500+ and Revenge Part 14 is close to 600, please note that there IS a REVENGE Part 15 open so we can consolidate this shit with all the stuff that's coming up and others can stop bitching at me for posting the same thing twice on RELATED threads.

Link to Part 15.

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by Anonymousreply 504November 28, 2022 11:26 PM

We're a not close to 600.

by Anonymousreply 505November 28, 2022 11:37 PM

R504 Way too soon to start a new thread, and the kind of move that gets things shut down. You might stop trying to organize threads that have successfully run since 2017. And stop posting "the same thing" in at least three different threads.

by Anonymousreply 506November 29, 2022 1:09 AM

And having so many feelings.

by Anonymousreply 507November 29, 2022 1:25 AM

Man. I was at Costco this afternoon. They have a lot of Christmas shit out and among their literary choices: Charles III A biography of the King. By that groupie celebrity whore, Christopher Andersen. Cover was a very distinguished Charles, posing.

by Anonymousreply 508November 29, 2022 3:11 AM

R500, don't get your panties all in a bunch at the sight of CUNTMILLA next to true royalty.

by Anonymousreply 509November 29, 2022 4:00 AM

WTF constitutes being "Royal." in 2022. Seriously. This is so much bullshit. Fine. They are filthy rich, and they can go back a thousand years with the ancestors. THen what. THis is such bullshit. Everything is bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 510November 29, 2022 4:41 AM

All such bullshit, R510, and yet here you are, having worked your way through 509 responses - that’s a lot of bullshit to read through, when you think that it’s all such bullshit, don’t you agree?

by Anonymousreply 511November 29, 2022 5:31 AM

Why is Camilla standing like a linebacker with her legs spread apart in R500's pic?

by Anonymousreply 512November 29, 2022 5:39 AM

Am I correct in my assumption that the Horsemilla Troll is the very same as the Joanne Woodward is a Homewrecker Troll?

by Anonymousreply 513November 29, 2022 6:10 AM

It means the monarch is the head of state, r510, which is a constitutional role. Monarchs are a core part of the constitution.

by Anonymousreply 514November 29, 2022 1:49 PM

R513 Probably, along with the Markle worshipping Klan Grannie Troll(s). They seem to have multiple accounts here, and a few are probably Russian bots.

It's the infantilism that marks them so easy to ID. Complexity and nuance, especially those that go into the bleak marital landscape that William and Harry were unfortunately born into, escape these trolls, for whom there is only innocent and one guilty party.

Diana's infidelities, shrewish demands on her husband from Day One of the honeymoon, total volte face after the ring was on her finger, stalking of Oliver Hoare, and willingness to get into bed with a rich sleazy playboy whose father was so corrupt that a government not unknown for tolerating rich but unpleasant men refused him citizenship, seem to have no bearing on her saintly character with these people.

Nor does the happy 17 year union between Charles and Camilla seem to have any bearing on what Charles must have endured whilst mismated with the infantile, demanding, shrewish, calculating, conniving Diana. Nor her shitty parenting, turning one boy into her "rock" thus making the other one feel "less than" long before Harry figured out the additional disadvantages of being born second into a hereditary monarchy.

It's all Camilla's fault.

It is interesting to wonder what this all would have looked like if Camilla had been ten years younger than Charles and beautiful, as well.

Most mature men, and especially one in Charles' strange position, figure out that beauty is compelling, but over long-term domestic life doesn't make up for the lack of a mate who doesn't take herself so seriously, is down to earth, a generous bed partner, and who understands that she isn't there on an equal basis to a future king.

You can see that William figured it out. Kate is quite sufficiently attractive to suit but not the ragingly pretty charismatic creature that Diana was. And, like Camilla, takes her position seriously but not herself, and understands who the centre-stage ultimately has to belong to. It is usually people with a stronger sense who have enough to offer support and not feel that she isn't getting enough attention - especially knowing that even in the adjacent position, plenty enough attention will come her way.

It's what Harry and Meghan never grasped. And, in that, Harry is just like his emotionally voracious mother and wife.

by Anonymousreply 515November 29, 2022 2:21 PM

R512 Because at her age it is very likely she suffers from arthritis and other aches and pains, especially in her lower back, and it is more comfortable to do so - especially dressed to the nines and having to stand for quite some time with cameras bearing down on her.

It is very interesting that all you faux feminist trolls keep demonising Camilla because, at 75, she doesn't look young and pretty with beautiful posture and smooth skin.

The Queen wasn't standing up straight for quite some time by the time the Reaper finally arrived and freed her from the the truly appalling depredations of old age. I am younger than Camilla, but not by that much, and I saw my parents into old age and then the grave, and I can tell you that once past sixty, it is quite frightening how quickly you begin to lose muscle and other strengths.

Things look different on the shady side of the pasture. Camilla went through a grinding ten days when the Queen died and a public schedule that would have felled an ox. Quite apart from everything else, I can tell you that watching it as an elderly man I wondered how she remained standing at all.

Grow up, will you?

by Anonymousreply 516November 29, 2022 2:27 PM

So we've got the Klan Granny trolls, the Horsemilla Trolls, and, apparently, the Diana Makes Me a Swivel Eyed Loon troll.

Such a tapestry!

by Anonymousreply 517November 29, 2022 2:43 PM

So two things:Charles was apparently very miffed that Anne and Edward were seen in Public with Andrew last week? How did I miss that? "A Palace Source" says there is absolutely no path back to public life for Andrew. And today it was announced that Fergie will be at Sandringham for Christmas. That Cottage where Phillip stayed is being prepared for Andrew, Fergie, Beatrice and Eugenie so they can participated in Christmas. It's been 30 years since Fergie did Christmas with the fam.

by Anonymousreply 518November 29, 2022 3:58 PM

Two Queens (Mathilde of Belgium & Rania of Jordan), a Crown Princess (Mary of Denmark) and a Countess (Sophie of Wessex) join Queen Camilla at Buckingham Palace.

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by Anonymousreply 519November 29, 2022 4:32 PM

^And on the very day of Meghan's last podcast on female "archetypes". As always, it is clear that the Bzd Timing Fairy had the last word at the christening . .

The podcast is way down the page.

by Anonymousreply 520November 29, 2022 4:43 PM

I don't know why Camilla insists on wearing those sack dresses. She's channeling Miss Ellie and it's not a good look. Here is a year and a bit ago wearing something with a waist and she looks great.

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by Anonymousreply 521November 29, 2022 5:18 PM

She's not doing herself any favors. She really can't help herself.

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by Anonymousreply 522November 29, 2022 6:13 PM

Camilla is in fact perfect for Charles, they are both ugly as fuck! Diana was way too good for Charles and of course beloved the world over. So much so that Charles was full of resentment and jealousy over it.

by Anonymousreply 523November 30, 2022 3:32 AM

R523 all those guys are like that. Only Phillip seemed to project self confidence and understand the assignment, and he was The Queen's husband. But Charles, William, and probably Andrew and Edward all seem like pompous insecure assholes, who do not like to compete for attention with their wives. They were brought up believing that the mere fact they were Princes of the Blood, entitled them to center stage and to deference at all times. When they got overshadowed by their siblings or wives, it rankled . Charles blamed Diana for all the attention she got when, in the beginning it wasn't her fault. And William's resentment of Harry will never abate.

by Anonymousreply 524November 30, 2022 4:58 AM

William's resentment of Harry? Are you a moron? Harry's jealous as hell of his brother, his jealousy largely stoked by La Markle, future Real Housewife.

by Anonymousreply 525November 30, 2022 6:00 AM

King Charles knighted a gay black man and gave Emma Raducanu an MBE yesterday.

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by Anonymousreply 526November 30, 2022 10:09 AM

Yes, sitting there on the throne, being crowned, leading the monarchy, I'm sure William's first and only thought will be: I'm so jealous of Harry.

Is it tough being a genius?

by Anonymousreply 527November 30, 2022 3:22 PM

R527, Charles was visibly and openly jealous of Diana, and the public's response to her, and he was the Prince of Wales, heir to the throne. So, yeah. Being jealous is a real personal visceral reaction, and there was always a certain amount of rivalry between the boys in spite of the public images of them growing up.

by Anonymousreply 528November 30, 2022 3:40 PM

We have it straight from the Ginger's mouth: "Everything is better for William.".

by Anonymousreply 529November 30, 2022 7:39 PM

Oh, I see. What Prince Charles experienced is necessarily what William will experience. They are identical men, living identical experiences, at identical times, with identical wives.

by Anonymousreply 530November 30, 2022 8:25 PM

They are Schrödinger's Princes of Wales.

by Anonymousreply 531November 30, 2022 9:50 PM

Charles should have been happy that the people of the UK liked Diana so much. It was good for the monarchy and he should have cared about that. Charles was 30+ at the time and had had his time in the sun. Why not let Diana have some attention. I can't stand him.

I don't think William is jealous of Kate in that way. I think William sees Kate as an asset to the monarchy.

I like Kate, but she's not perfect. All of these videos of Charles blowing her a kiss, Kate crouching down to talk to a little boy - it's enough, already.

by Anonymousreply 532November 30, 2022 9:56 PM

Is he dead yet?

by Anonymousreply 533November 30, 2022 9:59 PM

R532 What do you mean, "it's enough already" . . . was it "enough already" when Diana was doing the same thing? Who said Kate was perfect? No one is perfect. But she IS going about her fucking job perfectly and that's all that matters.

Frankly, I'm blown away by her sang-froid as her brother- and sister-in-law try on a weekly basis to pull the rug out from under her husband and her father-in-law.

by Anonymousreply 534November 30, 2022 11:46 PM

OF course william isn't jealous of Kate. It's Harry William resents for drawing attention away from him.

by Anonymousreply 535December 1, 2022 1:32 AM

R535 he's jealous of his dumb high-school dropout bro?

by Anonymousreply 536December 1, 2022 1:46 AM

Who'd want the attention Harry gets? A bunch of angry discard latest headlines and about two dozen no hopers on Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 537December 1, 2022 1:50 AM

R532, why would William be jealous of Kate in that way? She is as bland and boring as he is, she is certainly no Diana.! NOBODY is!

by Anonymousreply 538December 1, 2022 2:35 AM

[quote] R532], why would William be jealous of Kate in that way? She is as bland and boring as he is, she is certainly no Diana.! NOBODY is!‘

Not R532. Kate and Wills seem to be their own personalities. They are definitely not Diana; because she was a Drama Lama that sought out a shifty playboy that facilitated her own death.

Hopefully the current Prince & Princess of Wales will not regale us with Dramas of Their Predecessors. They appear much more grounded than Charles and Diana.

by Anonymousreply 539December 1, 2022 4:12 AM

Diana was an international phenomenon, beloved the world over. NO member of the BRF can ever hope to attain a centilla of her popularity. She was one of a kind, we will never see the likes of her again!

by Anonymousreply 540December 1, 2022 4:42 AM

No member of the BRF wants Diana's international popularity, r540. That isn't their job.

by Anonymousreply 541December 1, 2022 10:53 AM

Ok, perhaps Meghan wants Diana's international popularity, but she's only a tangential member of the BRF and will go down in history like her American "royal" predecessor, Wallis Simpson.

by Anonymousreply 542December 1, 2022 10:54 AM

No way is Markle on the level of Wallis. If anything, she’s a Walmart Wallis.

by Anonymousreply 543December 1, 2022 11:55 AM

Wallis wouldn't have been seen dead in the shit Meghan's stepped out in.

If there is one thing Wallis understood, it was tailoring.

by Anonymousreply 544December 2, 2022 1:36 AM

R541, I would beg to differ, Charles definitely resented Diana's popularity. When they were out at public events, all over the world shaking hands, the public wanted to be on the side that got to shake hands with Diana, not Charles. He seethed over this!

by Anonymousreply 545December 2, 2022 1:51 AM

R545 I don't think anyone ever doubted that.

It is a trap that William and Kate avoided. There is no question who the centre-stage destiny boy is, and yet she manages to look lovely, beautifully dressed, sympathetic . . . but not a star. William had the sense to get exactly the right balance in his wife of appeal but not stardom. It's no mean feat.

by Anonymousreply 546December 2, 2022 2:04 AM

r544, Wallace was never a mother.

by Anonymousreply 547December 2, 2022 2:40 AM

At the Diplomatic dinner last night, Catherine sparkled and Camilla really tried hard and gave it her best.

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by Anonymousreply 548December 7, 2022 4:11 PM

Good lord, R548. Personally IMO Catherine is quiet elegance not gaudy sparkling overpowering stuff. Her Dress was too sparkling for the tiara. As for Camilla, I can only believe that Charles bullies her into wearing all that jewelry to "look like a queen." Clearly all his taste is in his mouth. Camilla has had a lot more misses than hits since ER2 died. She needs to go back to the way she dressed before she became Queen Consort. She knows what works. Don't let anyone tell her what she is now "supposed to" wear. Neither Catherine nor Camilla need all these reminders that they have now been elevated.

by Anonymousreply 549December 7, 2022 11:43 PM
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