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    (Original post by Platopus)
    I don't think she's done anything awful
    Clearly not. But he did get £1.6 million from the state of which £450k was for the renovation of his pad, Clarence House. Not bad for someone with only 5 O-levels and 2 A-levels.
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    Clearly not. But he did get £1.6 million from the state of which £450k was for the renovation of his pad, Clarence House. Not bad for someone with only 5 O-levels and 2 A-levels.
    Yeah, I'm not saying it's fair. I'm just saying that Camilla in particular isn't any worse than the rest of them... So why single her out for criticism?
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    Yeah, I'm not saying it's fair. I'm just saying that Camilla in particular isn't any worse than the rest of them... So why single her out for criticism?
    This thread is about her. She won't be queen. Apart from being a companion for Charles, she is pretty useless in the grand scale of things.
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    This thread is about her. She won't be queen. Apart from being a companion for Charles, she is pretty useless in the grand scale of things.
    I know. That's my point. This thread is about her specifically. The majority of your criticisms have been targeted at the monarchy in general, rather than her in particular.
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    I know. That's my point. This thread is about her specifically. The majority of your criticisms have been targeted at the monarchy in general, rather than her in particular.
    She is part of the monarchy. She doesn't have to work for her lunch. I have problems with that.
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    She is part of the monarchy. She doesn't have to work for her lunch. I have problems with that.
    She's an integral part our Monarchy, and adheres to protocol (unlike Diana). She will make a wonderful Queen.


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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    This thread is about her. She won't be queen. Apart from being a companion for Charles, she is pretty useless in the grand scale of things.
    She will be Queen, regardless of the title she chooses to use. She's already made a wonderful Princess of Wales, despite choosing not to use the title.


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    No, get Prince George to be King.
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    (Original post by Zarek)
    They certainly don't stick in the mind as much as the numerous PR gaffes
    Frankly that's the tabloid effect. Some minor misspoke word gets more attention than years of solid work for the benefit of people and communities. The same is true with politicians.

    No harm to the guy, he can't help his parents or the bed he was born in, but I don't see much particular merit in him or his wife.
    It's a hereditary system, we're not really expecting some exceptional superhuman. That's not really the point. But he's been solid, genuinely gives a toss, has a developed idea of what he wanted to do as Prince of Wales (few have, historically) and set about doing it.
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    I'm just saying that Camilla in particular isn't any worse than the rest of them...
    Thought that said horse and was about to reply with "I think you'll find ...."
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    (Original post by sationti)
    She will be Queen, regardless of the title she chooses to use. She's already made a wonderful Princess of Wales, despite choosing not to use the title.


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    If doing nothing constitutes being wonderful then I agree that she will indeed make wonderfully expensive I-don't-know-what that folks like yourself will go to jelly at the thought of seeing her.

    Weird!
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    Don't see why Charles won't just abdicate in favour of William like the King of Spain did
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    (Original post by L i b)
    Frankly that's the tabloid effect. Some minor misspoke word gets more attention than years of solid work for the benefit of people and communities. The same is true with politicians.



    It's a hereditary system, we're not really expecting some exceptional superhuman. That's not really the point. But he's been solid, genuinely gives a toss, has a developed idea of what he wanted to do as Prince of Wales (few have, historically) and set about doing it.
    ok, can almost go along with these points
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    The British monarchy doesn't work in the same way as other monarchies e.g Dutch/Swedish monarchies where the spouse of the heir apparent becomes king/queen.

    She'll probably remain the Duchess of Cornwall as she's chosen not to take the title of Princess of Wales due to the title's close association with Diana - the only Royal who was universally liked and the person by whom Camilla will forever be overshadowed imo.

    Practically speaking (which is already saying a lot for a royal family which no longer has any practical role), she'll be about as relevant as Prince Phillip (which is not relevant whatsoever)
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    (Original post by Pinkberry_y)
    Don't see why Charles won't just abdicate in favour of William like the King of Spain did
    Why should he? We have a hereditary monarchy, his life has more or less entirely focused towards him becoming King. He's not exceptionally old, infirm or otherwise unable to exercise the duties.

    If it's entirely on the basis that William might be a bit more popular, well sod that - again, it's a hereditary system.
 
 
 
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