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what d'you call a prince?

 
 
Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jan, 2006 12:03 pm
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
..... The tourist trade would really be boosted if we guillotined a minor royal once a month. (Working up from the counts and the markesssessses up to dukes ....LORDS.... junior princes....there's a good enough supply)


OUTRAGEOUS!

My rage has never been more outed.
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jan, 2006 12:23 pm
If we had guillotine events, they could be sponsored by Gillete or Wilkinson Sword & packaged for TV.
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pragmatic
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jan, 2006 05:46 pm
Re: Good Morning Mr. Windsor
sharonjackson wrote:
Kind of like what they did to the last Emperor of China...calling hiim Mr. Ching and making him do gardening for a living (or something like that).


Not so much made him do gardening - the dynasties became overthrown by Sun Yet Sen and he became a commoner and a gardener. Good riddance to the dynasties, although most of them did a good job and turned China into a great country in the past, China would have been in a better position without the minority who couldn't run their own lives properly, let alone a country.
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 12:37 am
ENDYMION wrote:

But I still wouldn't can a man a Dickhead just because he was born a Prince.


He's should be called a dickhead because of behaviour subsequent to his birth, not due to the accident of birth!

oldandknew wrote:
Hi Margo -------- Yep, they are all a total embarasment. I don't know why you Aussies don't vote 'em out & go Republic.
A lot of Aussies would go for Ricky Ponting, even if he didn't keep the Ashes.
By the way, I thought the tennis looked pretty good.


Yes, John - I can't believe we didn't chuck them (pun intended) when we had the chance - we must get another go at it soon - but not while John Howard is Prime Minister!

Ricky Ponting - already holds the most important position in Australia - what's in it for him? Razz It seems to be a demotion!

(ps - Ricky Ponting - for those uninitiated - is the captain of the Australian cricket team!)

Yes - the tennis was pretty good - actually got to go down to Melbourne for a cuppla days with a mate. Sat up and watched the mens final - great stuff - and surprisingly, from Roger Federer - great emotion! Perhaps we should make Roger Federer King (I'd prefer Pat Rafter- much more decorative, but....Smile )
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Endymion
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 02:33 am
margo wrote:
ENDYMION wrote:

But I still wouldn't can a man a Dickhead just because he was born a Prince.


He's should be called a dickhead because of behaviour subsequent to his birth, not due to the accident of birth!




Ahhhh

I get it now
Why didn't you say so in the first place?

It's not a man being a prince that makes him a dickhead (in your book)- Its a man being a British prince.
Isn't it?

and i thought it was just sour grapes.



Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 05:05 am
that's about the size of it Endymion
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 08:35 am
you are not allowed to make derogatory remarks about someone based on their race class sex nationality or aristocratisity.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 03:26 pm
What a buncha peckerwoods . . .
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 03:29 pm
Steve knows, why he should be so polite about princes momentarily ...
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 03:30 pm
indeed I do H. Walter, indeed I do Smile
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 03:46 pm
ENDYMION wrote:
margo wrote:
ENDYMION wrote:

But I still wouldn't can a man a Dickhead just because he was born a Prince.


He's should be called a dickhead because of behaviour subsequent to his birth, not due to the accident of birth!




Ahhhh

I get it now
Why didn't you say so in the first place?

It's not a man being a prince that makes him a dickhead (in your book)- Its a man being a British prince.
Isn't it?

and i thought it was just sour grapes.



Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


No - I don't think it's just being a British prince - there are some fairly degenerate types in other nations - e.g., Ernst of Hanover appears to be a total waste of space! But those brit princes are really dickheads!

Danish prince fred seems OK so far - but his brother, whose name temporarily escapes me, seems a bit ho-hum!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 03:58 pm
HRH Ernst August of Hannover (Hannover has two 'n's') is a British prince: His Royal Highness The Prince of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and L√ľneburg, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland,
(Although he legally doesn't have a valid British title and no Irish title at all.)

He's No. 403 in the line of succession to the British Throne . :wink:
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 04:53 pm
I guess HRH Ernst August doesn't get many invites to the throne room. Being down at #403 I don't suppose he gets to many Buck House dinner parties either.
Does he have any other claim to fame, Walter ?
There must be a living to be made out of his title.
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 04:56 pm
What ranking am I, Walter? There are so many of the buggers being born at the moment, I bet I've slipped a bit since the 80's.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 11:22 pm
oldandknew wrote:

Does he have any other claim to fame, Walter ?
There must be a living to be made out of his title.


Well, not from any of the titles but from what the Welfs (that's the original name for the dynasty) own here.
And they sold now some bits and pieces from various castles at Sotheby's (or Christie's).
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jan, 2006 11:25 pm
Lord Ellpus wrote:
What ranking am I, Walter? There are so many of the buggers being born at the moment, I bet I've slipped a bit since the 80's.


Unfortunately, some dozens of German princes, dukes and counts/earls are ranked not only before Ernst August but you as well.

County league, middle field, I think, you are ranked, Lord E.
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 12:47 am
see- another dickhead brit prince!
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 06:48 am
I see Margo is another one who did not feature in the New Year's Honour's list.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 07:15 am
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
I see Margo is another one who did not feature in the New Year's Honour's list.


But always flirting with the poverty stricken country nobility here.
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 08:01 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
I see Margo is another one who did not feature in the New Year's Honour's list.


But always flirting with the poverty stricken country nobility here.


Who, me????

I only flirt with the A2K Prince - a fellow cricket tragic - and he's not poverty stricken!
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