My name is potato and I am a royalist. There, I said it. It's a dirty word and I feel ashamed. But I can't get enough of Haz n Megs. I want to hang out with them. I'm even partial to a bit of the Cambridges. What's become of me
I'm a pragmatist, which means I disagree with the monarchy in principle, but accept the reality that they generate a huge amount of revenue and perform useful public functions that would otherwise require an alternative head of state. Of our current crop I like William, Kate, Harry, Meghan, Zara and the Queen but indifferent to the rest save Charles who I actively dislike!
What I truly despise is people who think that not liking the monarchy makes them morally superior to those that do. Tedious, pretentious and snobby IMO!
If you admit it around here, flames of hellfire rain down upon you. You can be into the royal wedding and start up a million threads, as long as each one begins 'I'm not a royalist, but' and includes several comments about taxpayer's money.
Agree. The Head of State job is a good one to have consistency and a degree of certainty in. The actual government can change as many times as we want - that's great. The power to make decisions lies with politicians. The country feels more stable with a long-term head of state who can do all the pomp and ceremony and entertain foreign dignitaries in castles though.
If pomp and wealth and glamour are linked with power - that's when we ahve a problem. It is good for the men/women in suits to know that the moment we choose to vote them out they are back on the number 37 bus along with everyone else.
I understand the economic and historical value of our royal family so am a royalist. I find it vaguely amusing that there’s such a trend to be vicious about them as ‘spongers’ - they generate about £2bn a year for our economy.
But there are no threads at all about the royal wedding in it, and just one v short one about MM.
The thread in Site Issues from last week asking MNHQ to move threads into the topic (so they can be easily found by them that want, and easily hidden by them that don't - ie the whole bloody reason we have the topic in the first place) has still not been considered/answered by The Powers That Be
Ha! I'm not ashamed I admit to voting leave and Conservative (most of the time) - I work in a world of Guardian reading Remainers so that has given me a fairly tough skin. Admitting to be a big fan of her Maj is nothing on that!!
I think Britain did itself proud on Saturday in Windsor. The sun literally came out. For those who want to get rid of them. Do you really want Corbyn et all in their place?
I rather envy Meghan. She is beautiful and her make up was lovely. She can be a little outspoken but Haryy is now 6th in line so he is very unlikely to become King.
She will never have to think about money again, never have to don a pair of washing up gloves. There will always be someone to look after the dog. Up market brands will beg you to wear their clothes. You will travel by private plane often.
I keep telling myself though that you cannot look grumpy, you must have a very strong work ethic, you cannot get into your pyjamas at 1800 and slob in front of the TV. You cannot sit in a restaurant without people wanting selfies or bothering you. You cannot say what you normally think. Someone will take a offence. Harry looked so handsome on Sat. The beard and weight loss suits him.
I guess there will be real pressure on them to have children very quickly. I suspect she will have been tested to ensure that everything is working Ok so there might not be huge amounts of time to do all the things they are planning to do.