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June 05, 2012

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Patsy Sergeant

YES!

redmayne77

There is nothing wrong with having a Monarch as part of the constitutional order but I see no reason why the Monarch should have to connect with the country. It is rather vulgar just like the entire Jubilee celebrations in all of its tedious shallowness.

Elaine Turner

Message to Redmayne.. do you always have to be so dour? You should have had something to improve your spirits this weekend. The only thing that was tedious and tawdry was the shallowness of the BBC coverage of the pageant on Sunday afternoon.

Public Sector Worker

That was actually quite emotional, and I think it showed on the face on Her Majesty as well.

Ricardian

ITV doing a fantastic job covering the Jubilee service and procession

Y Rhyfelwr Dewr

The observation of my American wife:

"This weekend, I've seen an outpouring of joy, contentment and unity that transcends race, creeds and politics. A real sense of nationhood as the British people have come together of their own free will to celebrate and share their sense of national brotherhood, in a way that no American president could ever hope of achieving.

One or two charismatic Americans have succeeded in assembling that many people outside the White House to express their anger and disatisfaction. but who in America could ever hope to attract crowds like that simply as an expression of their joy in their nationality?"

Anna West

The jubilee celebrations certainly did something to the nation. It what is wrong with bringing people together?

Malcolm Shykles

Politicians in the same situation would have been shouted at and yelled at - but they can't take the hint!

MartinW

Yes, it was a moving tribute by Prince Charles, and the tone was exactly right throughout. I didn't watch the concert (not my kind of 'music'), but today's events were very well covered by both the BBC and ITV. Such a pity the coverage of the river pageant was spoiled by BBC's dire commentary and camera-work.

Sally Roberts

Her Majesty, Bless her, was desperately trying to "keep it together"! You could see her lip trembling.

lewis

Thank goodness the whole thing is almost over....

Edward Huxley

redmayne 77 thank goodness is very much one of a minority in our country. Perhaps a member of the ant-royalist pressure group Republic who have exercised their right to demonstrate at every celebration.

That`s the bunch who have the hypocrite LibDem MEP Graham Watson listed as a prominent member, the chap who was knighted at an investiture by the Princess Royal last year.

Victor Southern

It's a terrible life isn't it, Redmayne? Never a moment of fun or joy, just misery.

Paul Harris

Pride is a sin and we live in a Christian country. I think this is why our country is going to the dogs. Prince Charles has always been a bit of a black sheep of the family ever since he had that marital trouble. I don’t think the Queen has been happy with him since and so I reckon she was feeling rather uncomfortable when he spoke about family issues. This is why she is still the queen and I think it will skip a generation. I don’t think she feels Prince Charles is honourable enough to take the thrown and that she has her hopes in the next generation of royals. It’s all for the good of the country though. I strongly believe the Queen always puts the country first.

Matthew Reynolds

If HRH Prince of Wales becomes King then can he really be called King Charles ?I mean one lost his head after losing a civil war,the second presided over a debauched & decadent era and the third died in exile after failing to secure a Second Stuart Restoration following the blood shed that was the 1745-46 uprising.So three Stuart King's called Charles and non set a happy precedent.Poor Charles III (1766-88) never even got restored as he ought to have been as the rightful King.

Perhaps George VII might be a sounder bet or Edward IX ?

Charles IV has too many sad connotations and might tie the monarchy to bad associations.Besides it could be disrespectful to Scotland to ignore Bonnie Prince Charlie by taking the title Charles III.When we are trying to woo the Scot's to stay in the UK insulting their (&indeed our) King in exile who reigned overseas between 1766 and 1788 might be foolish.

So I am glad that the heir apparent has connected with the nation.But as an old school Jacobite who acknowledges the Stuarts until the death of Cardinal-King Henry IX & II in 1807 I would like to see some respect for history from the heirs of the Electors of Hanover who usurped the throne after 1714.

It is amazing just how long HM The Queen's reign has lasted and how she has strengthened the Monarchy.Just think if Her Majesty does another five years The Queen could possibly reign for longer than the longest reigning Monarch namely King James III & VIII who was our rightful Sovereign between 1701 & 1766.

Still for all that history I am grateful for six wonderful decades of Queen Elizabeth II who has served us as a nation superbly.I also hope for great things from Prince Charles as King.

boudicca

I have little time for Charles, but yes he did well with this speech to the Queen. However, calling her mummy sounds weird from a 60+ man. What's wrong with mother?

david1


f HRH Prince of Wales becomes King then can he really be called King Charles ?I mean one lost his head after losing a civil war,the second presided over a debauched & decadent era and the third died in exile after failing to secure a Second Stuart Restoration following the blood shed that was the 1745-46 uprising.So three Stuart King's called Charles and non set a happy precedent.Poor Charles III (1766-88) never even got restored as he ought to have been as the rightful King.

Something to look forward too

Isn't he a bit Green for most posters to this site, I would have thought Jeremy Clarkson would have been more in your line, King Jeremy has a nice ring to it.

redmayne77

Edward Huxley, I am not a Republican I just fond the celebrations rather vulgar.

Also, Elaine, you are right the BBC's coverage was abominable and didn't help.

William Meers

Typical conservatism in practice: unpaid young people used to support a multi-millionaire unelected absurdly bling family. Absolutely disgusting. Absolutely immoral.

porn bloopers

Celebration for what? %0% of UK don't like them!

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