Vivat Rex, Vivat Regina!: The Royalty Thread

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  1. Fergus

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  2. BigB08822

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    I really thought this thread title had the word vagina in it when I glanced it over. :shuffle:
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    :lol:

    I thought it said "vagina" and on second glance, read "Rex, viagra" :scream:
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    :rofl:

    Alright, alright.

    Dear moderator people, can someone kill the first part of the thread title? Thanx. :p
  5. my little pony

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    why? some people enjoy vaginas
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    So, today when I was reading an article, I thought about something I don't really understand.

    William is officially employed in the RAF right? But of course he has royal duties. Articles have been talking about the fact that he had to ask off for his wedding and honeymoon just like other enlisted people. So, how does that work with his royal duties? Does he have to ask off and be granted permission to go to those too? Or does that trump his employment in the RAF? Does that add time to his enlistment for the days he misses for his royal duties?
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    I am completely guessing but I would imagine his Royal Duties trump anything and everything with the RAF. Not sure if it adds time to his enlistment but I am guessing not.
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    What I thought one of the commentators said was that he will finishing serving his time in the RAF--which is less than a year, then he'll start on the royal duties. Time off does not extend a commission--you get so many days off per year. It just depends on if you can get the days off that you want--like any other job.

    (oh--and I would imagine as a pilot, he's a commisioned officer--not enlisted--just a technicality!)
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    Yeah one of the commentators did say that. But they are coming to Canada and the US in June/July and at least the Canada part of the trip is supposed to be an official visit. So, isn't that considered royal duties? What about christening the boat and St Andrews before the wedding...weren't those part of his royal duties? So, maybe they meant that he would finish his enlistment (is there a better word?) before they start their full time royal duties?
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    No, Non, Nay, Nein, Nyet!! Keep it!! :drama:

    :p

    ….Bloody fecking brilliant :rofl:
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    Oh my, a Royal Vagina, I had always heard the Queen was a c**t.:p
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    Commission

    I thought the June/July thing was considered part of the honeymoon--and if you are the heir to the throne, your leave time is most likely more flexible.
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    This is from the previous thread:
    I think it's great that she shows off her figure - she's athletic and fit. I just don't like the fit of that dress, or the angle of the shot; makes her look bulky. There are lots of pictures of her in strapless or one-shouldered dresses in which she looks much, much better.

    Though I have to admit, I'm a sucker for this suit, and that hat! Very dramatic.
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    Considering Grandma is the head of all British armed forces, I suspect if something was REALLY important he could get leave, from the higest possible authority.
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    This is what I think. He and Harry do occasionally do an official event, but for the most part, they've been allowed to stay in the background and do their military jobs.
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    She better make sure she has her lipstick on!

    Unfortunately the state visit does not include a Jedward performance. :lol:
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    At first sight I thought this thread was for :cheer: our own FSU Rex :cool: then I noticed the Regina part and was asking myself who was that, and finally read the Royalty part ;)
  20. Rex

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    Bless you, but I'm TOO royal for this crowd :glamor:.
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    Surely you are :glamor: and :rockstar:
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    Fergus, I've been thinking about starting a general Royalty thread for the last week and a half, but just didn't get around to it. Thanks for doing it!!

    Edward and Sophie took Lady Louise and Viscount James to The Royal Windsor Horse Show on the weekend...

    Daily Mail ~ Little Lady Louise swaps her bridesmaid's dress for casuals as she enjoys all the fun of the country fair

    No pictures of little James in this article, but he was there. Pity the one picture that's really been making the rounds isn't there. They were all in the Royal Box greeting The Queen and she's holding the brim of Louise's cap in such a way it looks like one of those "Hmmm...I wonder who is under this hat?" moments. It's just such a Granny thing to do, but for HM to do that in public is so rare and it's also a picture where you can tell HM is genuinely happy and it's not her "working" face.

    It truly is a wonderful picture and I'm surprised it's not part of that article. Regardless, it's lovely to see so many pictures of Lady Louise since we don't see her that often. :)
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    Cheers, my pleasure! :encore:

    There's a rather dishy article I stumbled upon online about HMQ and her relationship with Sophie and the Wessex kids.

    Seems that both HMQ and the DoE adore Louise and James and are quite the doting grandparents!

    Let me hunt around for it again so I can post the link......

    She was so obviously happy and excited to be on the balcony after the Wedding, it was delightful to see. :)

    And its amazing how much she looks like her grandmother and her Auntie Anne. ;)
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  25. VALuvsMKwan

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    And some don't. ;)

    BTW, stay away from the Top Chef Canada thread, dear. :eek:
  26. IceAlisa

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    I did think about our Rex too. :shuffle:
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    Thank you, IceAlisa.

    But back OT, where in the world is Princess Stephanie?
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    Doesn't she live with her current BF in a trailer park in Europe somewhere? I think they clean her up and trot her out once a year at state occasions.
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    I do love how she doesn't take this royalty thing seriously AT ALL.
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    Last time I saw a picture of her out was for the funeral of her aunt, Princess Antoinette back in late March. Other than that, I don't know. But what I do know, is that she should either stay out of the sun or lay off the self tanners. Almost every picture I've seen her in in the past 3 years have her looking like an oompa loompa.
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  31. Rex

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    Princess of Orange :slinkaway
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    Hehe... that would work if there really weren't a Princess of Orange. :)

    I was browsing though a royal gallery on Hello!, and came across this photo of Princess Caroline's 3 eldest children. Such hotness should not be allowed in one family.
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    Tell me about it nerdycool. Especially Andreas.

    The last pictures of Stephanie I've seen were from The Red Cross Ball a few months ago and she's one tough looking lady these days. I think she's trying to concentrate her efforts into the AIDS Foundation she started earlier in the Fall (?). IIRC, she's also an UN Ambassador for AIDS too, but I could be wrong about that. I do know the Crown Princess of Norway is one for sure, but can't remember if Stephanie is as well at the moment.

    A listing of the biggie Royal Events coming up and I'm going by memory here...

    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh pay a State Visit to Ireland

    Prince Phillip's 90th Birthday and Trooping The Colour (Both on the same day)

    Zara Phillips' Wedding in Scotland

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Tour of Canada and the US

    Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock's Wedding

    For those who adore Tiaras...If you get a chance to find the special issue of Country Life that's out there to mark William and Catherine's Wedding, there's a drop dead stunning two page spread of Tiaras in there. Some I've never seen before. One of those being a Ruby and Diamond one w/Cresent Moons and Stars and...*drools*
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    She's so adorable! It makes me a little sad that they are so private with Lady Louise. I understand protecting her from potential cruelty, but she's a cute little girl and it makes wonder if her eye condition didn't have more to do with it.

    The British Monarchy has a Flickr page, which they update regularly: http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy/with/5709838468/
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    Love the Queen's hat!

    Is that the President's husband with the DofE? His tie matches the president's suit.
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    Couple of questions:

    1) What is Prince Williams last name? I have never thought about it!

    2) Does Kate Middleton make a ton of money off of all the things being sold with her name and image? I just saw a commercial for some giant doll that is her in an exact replica of her wedding dress. The commercial had a disclaimer that she does not endorse the product but they do have to pay her for it, right? Can you use someone's image for profit without their permission which usually comes only if they get a cut.
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    1) Legally, I think it's Mountbatten-Windsor, but he goes by William Wales. Officially, he (like his father and grandmother) would just sign royal documents "William"

    2) You can't use a person's image for commercial purposes without their permission. Unless there's some separate law for royals, which I doubt (I mean, the queen doesn't get a cut of the stamps afaik) she would have to permit them to use her likeness and name. Hence why you'll see things like "Princess Doll!" that looks OBVIOUSLY like Kate or Diana or whomever the royal it girl of the moment is, but it's just different enough they don't have to get permission. Whether or not they're paid for their imaage would depend on teh contract (they might just require a certain amount go to charity, for example) but they'd need to sign off on use of their name.
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