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Poll: Will the new baby be a boy or a girl?
Boy - the future Prince of Wales and King of England (and maybe Scotland - who knows?) (9)
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Girl - a huge disappointment to all concerned at Buck House (12)
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Something unknown (5)
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I don't care enough to vote but I still want to cast a vote (86)
76.79%
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That part of my post wasn't directed towards you, I used it from real-life experience.
Oh no I understand, but I wanted to comment on it regardless

P.S I just remember where your username comes from. Spent many a days playing CTR.
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:mad: Yep!

OR "we're about to witness history!!!!" (about a million times during the Royal Wedding and now this) "...therefore you must be sickeningly happy for people you'll never meet and people who don't give a **** about you".

What about people who don't buy into the need for a monarchy? :cry2:
I was at the Republic protest for the pageant last summer. We got so much bile from people walking past with their Lizzie masks on it was unreal. I've never experienced that much hostility from such total idiots.

Babies enter the world every day. Where is their fanfare?
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Good luck to them I say. Part of me says just leave them alone and let them share their moments in private, but the reality of that happening is slim at best.
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That baby will be born into royalty, and will have all the luxuries in the country for him/her. Why? Just because he/she had "royal" blood. Seriously, how can anyone justify that these days? Smacks of unfairness and how we still in this country have illusions over grandeur and patronage.

People might argue that it's just history and tradition, but if we always followed history and tradition we would have hardly developed and improved our society. Poor children are constantly being born into poverty all around the world, yet they don't share this absurd concept of royal blood; and thus they will never see such luxuries or life opportunities.

I wish all the best for their family, but seriously it's just so ridiculous to see the media circus and this nation going royal mad; when inequality in this country grows and grows.
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(Original post by abzy1234)
That baby will be born into royalty, and will have all the luxuries in the country for him/her. Why? Just because he/she had "royal" blood. Seriously, how can anyone justify that these days? Smacks of unfairness and how we still in this country have illusions over grandeur and patronage.

People might argue that it's just history and tradition, but if we always followed history and tradition we would have hardly developed and improved our society. Poor children are constantly being born into poverty all around the world, yet they don't share this absurd concept of royal blood; and thus they will never see such luxuries or life opportunities.

I wish all the best for their family, but seriously it's just so ridiculous to see the media circus and this nation going royal mad; when inequality in this country grows and grows.
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I refer you to the history of King Henry VIII.
I'd say he did rather well. Did far more than the current monarch anyway. He created his own church and told Rome to go **** itself.

Yes, he's most famous for his wives, but a few women being chopped up by his friendly headsman hardly detracts from the rest of the things he did. At least monarchs actually did something back then.

The only reason people seem to be able to justify its existence now is, "Well they bring in the tourists."
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Negged for the poll. Future prince/princess of wales, not future prince/disappointment. I think the fact they have changed the tradition to either gendered first born being the next in line rather than the first born male directly implies that a girl is just as wanted and prized by the monarchy as a boy is.
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Cheers. So ridiculous isn't it seeing all this hype? This report is shocking tbh:
http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/w...t-polarisation

So much more needs to be done in this country, and yet we're still stuck in the medieval ages worshiping the monarchy.
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(Original post by abzy1234)
Cheers. So ridiculous isn't it seeing all this hype? This report is shocking tbh:
http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/w...t-polarisation

So much more needs to be done in this country, and yet we're still stuck in the medieval ages worshiping the monarchy.

Amen!
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
How will TSR be covering/celebrating the Royal Baby arrival?

Perhaps we could have a 24/7/60/60 'reaction feed'?

Betting on the boy/girl thing? The name?

Discussing the hairstyles of the TV commentators?

Discussing the way in which Katie recovers and all the parenting mistakes she and Wills are about to make and the terrible post-maternity clothes she's wearin'?

Anything, no matter how extreme, hysterical, derivative, pumped up or commercialised will be deemed wholly appropriate.
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(Original post by abzy1234)
That baby will be born into royalty, and will have all the luxuries in the country for him/her. Why? Just because he/she had "royal" blood. Seriously, how can anyone justify that these days? Smacks of unfairness and how we still in this country have illusions over grandeur and patronage.

People might argue that it's just history and tradition, but if we always followed history and tradition we would have hardly developed and improved our society. Poor children are constantly being born into poverty all around the world, yet they don't share this absurd concept of royal blood; and thus they will never see such luxuries or life opportunities.

I wish all the best for their family, but seriously it's just so ridiculous to see the media circus and this nation going royal mad; when inequality in this country grows and grows.
its funny because millions of people in the world have 'royal' blood if their ancestor was a king of a country and you know how ancient kings liked to procreate
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(Original post by Messalina)
Negged for the poll. Future prince/princess of wales, not future prince/disappointment. I think the fact they have changed the tradition to either gendered first born being the next in line rather than the first born male directly implies that a girl is just as wanted and prized by the monarchy as a boy is.
It was irony! I was referring to the long history of sexism and other outdated ideas that have long permeated the royal staffs.
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I'm literally not remotely interested, I'm never going to know the child personally so it doesn't phase me.

However, the whole royal baby excitement has brought in a lot of tourism to the UK so it has its advantages, I'm not a royalist though.

Some people are acting as if its their relative having a baby!


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Cheers. So ridiculous isn't it seeing all this hype? This report is shocking tbh:
http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/w...t-polarisation

So much more needs to be done in this country, and yet we're still stuck in the medieval ages worshiping the monarchy.
The best thing is that the popular monarchist myth about 'well they bring in lots of tourism' is completely and utterly refuted when you look at the official tourism visitor figures. Royal residences and buildings feature virtually nowhere, not even on the top 20 for London alone.

I spoke to one of the directors of Republic last year and I'll be honest I was actually a little disappointed at how passive the organisation is. I would desperately love Britain to lose the monarchy in my lifetime.
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(Original post by Genocidal)
I'd say he did rather well. Did far more than the current monarch anyway. He created his own church and told Rome to go **** itself.

Yes, he's most famous for his wives, but a few women being chopped up by his friendly headsman hardly detracts from the rest of the things he did. At least monarchs actually did something back then.

The only reason people seem to be able to justify its existence now is, "Well they bring in the tourists."
And what are these things he did? Besides create a schism in the church to further his own divorce and not from any religious reason, have his bishops and/or best friends executed for daring to question the Act of Succession, divorce and exile one wife and have 2 others executed, not to mention the one who finally game him a son but was neglected afterwards and died, destroy the monasteries for his own monetary gain?

As a monarch he and his court are absolutely fascinating and there's no denying he had power and wielded it. But for what actual good for his country? He created the schism for his own ends and it caused ****loads of unrest and trouble, and also failed to secure his own dynasty so after all of the unrest in his children's reigns...his line died out anyway.
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Not interested at all. A new child enters the World which is nice, but it doesn't directly affect me.

Monarchy doesn't mean anything now anyway, all the Queen does is basically nothing apart from take our money and wave.
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The best thing is that the popular monarchist myth about 'well they bring in lots of tourism' is completely and utterly refuted when you look at the official tourism visitor figures. Royal residences and buildings feature virtually nowhere, not even on the top 20 for London alone.

I spoke to one of the directors of Republic last year and I'll be honest I was actually a little disappointed at how passive the organisation is. I would desperately love Britain to lose the monarchy in my lifetime.
Yup totally agree. Did you read about the reports of the Duchess estate or something like that, of how little it paid in tax and what not. Just an elite, completely out of touch of modern and ordinary life.

Tbh, the reason is really due to how much of us actually bother. The monarchy doesn't directly effect us, nor do we see the impacts of it on our back pockets directly; so the average person wouldn't care less. It doesn't help that our political class are stupidly afraid to take an anti-monarchy line for fear of eternal damnation. We need politicians to speak out, plus more academics
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Why do people care?

Suffering going on all over the world, people dying in war, turkey is a trainwreck, so is brazil, syria is rife with war, corruption, this that and the other

And people seem to care more about some sperm that was floating around harry's balls inside some woman that's going to pop out of her in a few hours time

This is akin to documenting every move justin bieber makes.
If people cared more about the stuff that matters, rather than some overly patriotic "ohhhhh we're gonna get another bank holiday god bless the queen" bull****, this stuff wouldn't be covered like flies over ****
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Y will the baby be third in line what about charles william and harry so shouldn't it be fourth
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Why do people care?

Suffering going on all over the world, people dying in war, turkey is a trainwreck, so is brazil, syria is rife with war, corruption, this that and the other

And people seem to care more about some sperm that was floating around harry's balls inside some woman that's going to pop out of her in a few hours time

This is akin to documenting every move justin bieber makes.
If people cared more about the stuff that matters, rather than some overly patriotic "ohhhhh we're gonna get another bank holiday god bless the queen" bull****, this stuff wouldn't be covered like flies over ****
As much as I like a good scandal, I think it's Williams balls the nation is more concerned about in this instant- if we follow your post :rofl:


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Y will the baby be third in line what about charles william and harry so shouldn't it be fourth
IT will be third behind Charles and William, Harry will be shifted down to fourth
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