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To wonder why people 'love' the royal family?

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PrincessFiorimonde Sat 02-Jun-12 00:11:52

I mean, it's nice that the queen is an old lady, and I respect all old ladies just for being old and surviving to their 80s, and having nice manners (as the queen seems to).

And it's nice that William and Catherine got married last year. But then, lots of other people also got married last year. And some of them also wore nice frocks (not William, of course).

So why else do people 'love' them?

CrispyCod Sat 02-Jun-12 00:13:48

Cos they is posh. grin

TidyDancer Sat 02-Jun-12 00:14:46

Innit. wink

workshy Sat 02-Jun-12 00:15:01

since I'm currently watching the Royle family I thought they were who you were talking about so the answer is....

excellent writing/acting and comic timing

HRH2shoesofMn Sat 02-Jun-12 00:15:49

cos they are always there, like the rain

as long as I have lived she has been working away

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 02-Jun-12 00:16:51

It's human nature to need something to follow. Be it religion, football, a political party or slebs. The royals are just another option.

out2lunch Sat 02-Jun-12 00:18:05

i don't know anyone who loves them

SundaeGirl Sat 02-Jun-12 00:20:01

They 'love' them because people love stuff. Like cats, or meeting their friends at the cinema, or the Newsnight corespondent with the flat vowels.

HRH2shoesofMn Sat 02-Jun-12 00:20:41

I love them they are wunderful

seeker Sat 02-Jun-12 00:24:07

Because they are not very good at thinking?

AgentZigzag Sat 02-Jun-12 00:25:57

Because I've been conditioned to?

Is that right?

Do I get a prize?

Some jubilee bunting would be nice, can't find any in the shops round these parts.

CrispyCod Sat 02-Jun-12 00:26:11

Did anyone watch that programme on the new Scottish development Charles is involved in. Very worthy IMO.

Another reason why I love them.

HRH2shoesofMn Sat 02-Jun-12 00:26:30

I am good at thinking, I think a shit head like D scameon
as president would be way worse

OldGreyWiffleTest Sat 02-Jun-12 00:26:46

crown crown crown Hip Hip Hooray!

PrincessFiorimonde Sat 02-Jun-12 00:40:06

Sundaegirl grin

AgentZ, no prize, I'm afraid sad. I am just musing.

HRH2shoes, I love 'they are always there, like the rain'.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 02-Jun-12 01:06:41

Because some people are convinced that other people are better than them for some reason. People used to tell me about their charity work with a straight face. I have collected for charities since I can remember, worked for them FOR A PITTANCE since I was 18. My friends from school and college earn 6 figures and I really, really don't because I chose charity work over money. No one is chucking BMWs and houses at me, though. Charity work, my arse. And don't get me started on tourism. Versailles still makes money and the French chopped their heads off.

PrincessFiorimonde Sat 02-Jun-12 01:19:51

MrsTerryPratcett: I'm so sorry you have had a bad time. That does sound awful. I hope that things might work out better for you with a different charity.

AgnesBligg Sat 02-Jun-12 01:21:53

I put a picture up of Her Maj today in the window, in honour obviously of Jubilee. DP was a bit hmm aabout it. But she's nice, I remember the silver jubilee, she has been in my life (in a very tiny way) forever.

Not a monarchist in any other way but oh well hooooraay!

ComposHat Sat 02-Jun-12 01:38:48

MrsTerry beat me to it. I can't

I am starting a news blackout, it is all too depressing. Do you think if I don't switch the news on until Wednesday, will it all be over.

darksideofthemooncup Sat 02-Jun-12 01:41:40

I really really don't get it. Having said that I guess that they are comforting as they seem to epitomise `britishness' (whatever THAT might be) but I really really don't get it.

darksideofthemooncup Sat 02-Jun-12 01:44:01

oh and mrsterryprachett I remember when Windsor Castle burnt down and we all had to contribute to repairing it as it belonged to `us'. Oh REALLY? can we all have a night in `our' Castle then? Thought not.

PrincessFiorimonde Sat 02-Jun-12 05:39:50

With respect, how do those saying 'she's nice' actually know that? Have you met her?

PrincessFiorimonde Sat 02-Jun-12 05:45:53

And if you have met the queen, have you met her for more than about 3 minutes? I'm sure she can be polite for about 3 minutes - anyone can. even I can!

As per my OP - how can anyone who doesn't actually know the queen claim to 'love' her?

WhiteWidow Sat 02-Jun-12 06:15:30

I like it. It's something that we can call our own. We don't have much to show off about really

HRNiceViperness Sat 02-Jun-12 06:48:54

We can't have a night in Downing Street, or Chequers, or loads of other historic buildings owned by the State.

I think "love" is an example of tabloid speak in this context. Affectionate respect might be a more measured way of putting it: or just something about holding them in high esteem is what would probably be muttered from under a Stiff Upper Lip.

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