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Archaic customs of the Royal family!


Flak999

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I am not an avid supporter of the Royal family, but I am not a republican either. I think the Queen does a good job for the country and brings in much needed tourist dollars.

However when you see articles such as this The Queen tells the Duchess of Cambridge to curtsy to the 'blood princesses’ it really does make you wonder! I know that some of these quaint old customs contribute to the continuing mystique surrounding the monarchy, but really in this day and age when Charles has been allowed to marry a divorcee and William has married a commoner, do they all really need to bow and scrape to one another even in private?

Frankly a more anachronistic throw back to a bygone age you could not invent! I thought at first it was a joke but apparently not! The order comes from Her Maj herself!

It's a bit like the vainglorious titles and uniforms that they all love to sport. I see Charles was made a Field Marshall, Marshall of the RAF and Admiral of the Fleet all in one day, last week!

It's all to ridiculous for words isn't it?

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spuds

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It makes you think if this is just another 'one of them' news-stories?.

Most of the 'Royals' nowadays have perhaps indicated that they would like to be like everyone else, and perhaps more down to earth, but its protocol and insistence of others that might prevent this?.

Perhaps a point in question. I recall a speech made at Lady Di's funeral by her brother, and how the people reacted to that. The Queen (I believe) responded by saying how she had had an 'horrible year'!.

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woody

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"Most of the 'Royals' nowadays have perhaps indicated that they would like to be like everyone else"

How many of you would do her job if you were multi millionaires - I suspect none. I think if she could - she would be in "blue grass" country most of the year - but she has dedicated her life to the job and will not break that vow.

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