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I hope Harry has a last minute change of heart

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I can't say I'm all that interested in the wedding of two people I don't know, have never met and who don't know me either. On the other hand, that nice young couple who saved hard to buy the house up the road and who greet me with a smile and a hello every time they see me - that's different.

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Meghan is fitter than Kate. That's about all I have to add. 

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I honestly can't think of anything that interests me less. The OP has one thing right, it will be 'off people' Scottish or otherwise, who will be interested in this.

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I'm  really lucky.....I don't have a TV licence...and even if I did, I wouldn't watch the wedding of the lassie from Suits no matter who she was marrying.

 

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On ‎5‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 12:58 AM, Oddquine said:

I'm  really lucky.....I don't have a TV licence...and even if I did, I wouldn't watch the wedding of the lassie from Suits no matter who she was marrying.

 

I have the good luck to be spending most of the day in question driving down to Manchester from Inverness so can contrive to escape a lot of this overhyped nonsense.

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1 hour ago, Charles Bannerman said:

I have the good luck to be spending most of the day in question driving down to Manchester from Inverness so can contrive to escape a lot of this overhyped nonsense.

You could break your journey at Hampden, and watch the double treble being achieved. 

Oh, sorry, you said "overhyped nonsense".   As you were! :wink:

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Who is it that's getting married ?  And on cup final day too, must be a Rangers fan ! 

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50 minutes ago, Ten4 said:

Who is it that's getting married ?  And on cup final day too, must be a Rangers fan ! 

Certainly a bit of Hun ancestry.

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2 hours ago, Kingsmills said:

Certainly a bit of Hun ancestry.

More than a bit... although they are more sort of central European inbreds (in a biological rather than necessarily a pejorative sense) because everybody seems to be everybody else's cousin. For instance the queen is really Mrs Elizabeth Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg and Phil The Greek, who is a cousin, common ancestor Queen Victoria, is as much a Dane as anything else.

More recently they have taken to breeding with Brits though, Kate and Di being English and the Queen Mum Scottish. But the Queen Mum was the first British blood to be injected into the British royal line since James VI and I in 1567/1603, and even he was quarter French.

Diana was actually the first English blood to go into the royal family since Elizabeth of York who died in 1503 and was the wife of Henry VII of England - who was really Welsh. Confused?

You will really find very little Britishness about the British royal family although the "Hun (a common term during WWI and WW2) ancestry" had to be concealed in 1917 when "Saxe Coburg Gotha" was considered a tad too Teutonic - especially since Gotha aeroplanes were bombing the sh*t out of London at the time. So they went for Windsor instead, while the Battenburgs went for Mountbatten.

Piece of cake really!

Never mind. Maybe after Brexit they will be repatriated!

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7 hours ago, Charles Bannerman said:

You will really find very little Britishness about the British royal family

Well, yes and no. There's also the fact that every British monarch - from James VI and I onwards - has been part descended from Mary, Queen of Scots. The Stuarts, the Hanoverians, the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas - all of them! 

Delicious irony, after the treatment she received on both sides of the border. Though of course you could argue about how British she was, given her childhood in France, and her forebears' tendency to marry fancy foreign wummen!

There's a family tree at https://www.britroyals.com/royaltree.asp     

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4 hours ago, snorbens_caleyman said:

There's also the fact that every British monarch - from James VI and I onwards - has been part descended from Mary, Queen of Scots. The Stuarts, the Hanoverians, the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas - all of them! 

    

Correct. And Mary Queen of Scots herself was half French, quarter English, one eighth Danish and one eighth Scottish (ie more English than Scottish). Her second husband, Darnley (who was James VI and I's father) was Scottish and since then the royal bloodline has been diluted through 12 generations by marriages successively to a Dane, eight Germans, another Dane, another German and a Brit/Scot (the Queen Mum). That means 11 generations of the British royal family across about 350 years where there was NO input of British blood. But yet British people are more or less expected by the establishment to bow and scrape and use ridiculously sycophantic forms of address to these foreigners.

That also means that, by the time you get to George VI, the current queen's dad, he has around 0.05% of the British/Scottish blood that James VI had - and that was little more than half. But at least the Queen Mum, Diana and Kate have restored the situation - or does that injection of "common" :redcard::amazed: British blood meant to make the younger royals more bowable and scrapable to?

So, to return to the original subject, why is so much fuss being made about this wedding of two over-privileged foreigners? The whole concept of royalty is a complete nonsense - and that's before you consider the possibility of them really being the products of a bit of illicit How's Your Father behind the throne with the stable boy, the page or the Groom of the Stool.

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The BBC website is giving much more prominence to this than an air crash in which over a hundred people lost their lives. What a strange World we inhabit.

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43 minutes ago, Kingsmills said:

The BBC website is giving much more prominence to this than an air crash in which over a hundred people lost their lives. What a strange World we inhabit.

If they didn't, they'd be accused of being monsters for only pedalling the bad news and ignoring a happy event.

I'm no fan of the royal wedding, but it's a welcome change from the constant stream of misery that usually occupies the news.

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After avoiding these shenanigans during daylight hours my day was ruined when I walked into the living to find Mrs G watching the news on TV - and there they were. :crazy:Sometimes life just isn't fair. :cry: 

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