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jrev61
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How many people can claim they are "English" or "British" going back through 3,4 or 5 generations. The Queen had a German Grandmother and a German Great Great Grandfather. Most of the Royal families of Europe have inter married over the years so all have numerous ancestors from other countries. They may have changed their name during the 1st World War but in theory when she married Prince Phillip that really became irrelevant as she could have come Mrs Mountbatten. If she is German what is Bonkers Boris that well known American passport holder. I'm part Scottish my Grandfather was born Aberdeen, I was born in Headington and my Grandfather was born in Abingdon Gaol, also all totally irrelevant unless Scotland leave the UK.



Queen Victoria was German & married her German cousin Albert. Her son Edward VII married Alexandra who was from a Dano-German family. There son George V married Mary who was from an Austro-German family. Obviously you get to George VI who married Elizabeth who was Scottish. As for Mountbatten, that's another Anglicised German name 'Battenberg' that was changed during WW1.


Queen Victoria certainly wasn't a German national. Germany didn't become a nation until 1870.
The Queen is still more English/British than many of our footballers, cricketers, rugby players or athletes. I personally would regard someone who was born in this country as were her parents and 3 of her grandparents as being British or English.
Being against the monarchy is perfectly acceptable, but to make out that they are foreign because you oppose them is nonsense. Using your criterion Winston Churchill must also be a foreigner due to his American mother.



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Their they're Jrev - go easy on that there Windy now.
Foreign footballers playing for one's own national team? Perish the thought Tongue


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Well deserving of his retirement later this year at the age of 96.

Apparently, last year he was still the fifth hardest working Royal.


Hardest working ? Define........

I've often wondered where exactly he was when Michael Fagan popped in for some fags........


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Well deserving of his retirement later this year at the age of 96.

Apparently, last year he was still the fifth hardest working Royal.


Hardest working ? Define........

I've often wondered where exactly he was when Michael Fagan popped in for some fags........


I believe the definition is the number of official events one attends in the year. Usually the Princess Royal and Prince of Wales come out on top of the list.


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Well deserving of his retirement later this year at the age of 96.

Apparently, last year he was still the fifth hardest working Royal.

Fully agree with your sentiments but Buck House made a right pigs ear of this announcement. Why not go straight to the press rather than have people concerned that something serious was amiss?


Incredibly bad handling of the situation, the obvious assumption was that there had been a death in the family.


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Incredibly bad handling of the situation, the obvious assumption was that there had been a death in the family.

Except that the news of the staff meeting once out was immediately accompanied by a denial of any illness or other worry about a royal.

I would have thought updating staff first before any public announcement was good HR management. Unfortunately some member of staff couldn't resist tipping off the media. The cock up would appear to be that they have an environment where they fail to manage their staff properly or have complete loyalty. Maybe they should pay more but that's just a guess on my part.


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Incredibly bad handling of the situation, the obvious assumption was that there had been a death in the family.

Except that the news of the staff meeting once out was immediately accompanied by a denial of any illness or other worry about a royal.

I would have thought updating staff first before any public announcement was good HR management. Unfortunately some member of staff couldn't resist tipping off the media. The cock up would appear to be that they have an environment where they fail to manage their staff properly or have complete loyalty. Maybe they should pay more but that's just a guess on my part.


I really don't see the need for any cloak and dagger stuff, I don't suppose most people give two hoots about his retirement?


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I agree but if they're going to indulge in cloak and dagger stuff they should make sure it's managed properly.


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I have just heard on the radio that his retirement has gone down very badly on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, where he is regarded as the son of a deity.

http://www.reuters.com/...anuatu-idUSKBN18206Q


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I know someone who has met the duke



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I know someone who has met the duke


What exalted circles you move in Gareth!



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I know someone who has met the duke


What exalted circles you move in Gareth!


Probably someone who did a bricklaying course under the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme!


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Probably someone who did a bricklaying course under the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme!


Your point is?



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My point is a small amount of mortar added to the joint face.



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He came to my school, his helicopter landed on the playing field - don't think he was piloting it. We had the day off so I did not meet him. Think his visit was related to the Award Scheme. I presume I know someone who meet him. Thought the Award Scheme was for good deeds and Cycling down potholes or feats of that ilk. My father meet the Duchess of Kent a few times she was Patron of where he worked, he did not like the Royals but said she was a very pleasant lady. In one job I had I met a number of Lords and Viscounts as they were landowners and I was working on their estates auditing, most from memory were very pleasant and you did not have to doff your cap to them or tug your forelock.

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