The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby RickH » 23 Nov 2019, 11:04am

Mick F wrote:Little-known fact:
When the monarch dies, parliament is dissolved and there's a general election no matter how recently we had one before the death.

Except there don't seem to have been general elections in 1901 (Victoria),1936 (George V & Edward VIII abdication) or 1952 (George VI)! :?

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Mick F » 23 Nov 2019, 11:08am

mmmmmm ............

Listening to BBC Sounds this morning and that's what they said, so I took it as fact.
Terrible programme, but interesting nonetheless.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07vpgmn
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Mick F » 23 Nov 2019, 11:14am

Found this:
Death of the Monarch
Before the Representation of the People Act 1867, the death of the Monarch resulted in dissolution within 6 months

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/com ... ce/m07.pdf

Sounds like I didn't catch the issue of prior to 1867.
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby pete75 » 23 Nov 2019, 12:03pm

Audax67 wrote:
pete75 wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
Which is what happens. The Lords can only delay for further consideration. The Queen must sign what she is given. She has zero discretion.


Through convention the monarch assents to bills passed by parliament. The monarch does have the power to refuse. It hasn't happened for hundreds of years but the power remains so it's not correct to say the Queen must sign what she is given. The Lords can amend as well as delay. Depending on the timing a delay can mean a bill never reaches the statute book.


Agreed but she knows damned well that if she refuses the Civil List will shrink PDQ.


Unlikely. The Civil List was abolished in 2011.


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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby mercalia » 24 Nov 2019, 4:51am

and here are all the "royal" scroungers, multiply like rabbits

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Mick F » 24 Nov 2019, 7:41am

They're not all there.
Where's the Princess Royal?
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Nov 2019, 7:49am

She is hiding, not heard much from her for a few decades, she is waiting to emerge and take over
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Oldjohnw » 24 Nov 2019, 7:52am

brynpoeth wrote:She is hiding, not heard much from her for a few decades, she is waiting to emerge and take over


I was at a meeting she spoke at just on Monday - as Patron of Citizens Advice.
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby pwa » 24 Nov 2019, 7:53am

brynpoeth wrote:She is hiding, not heard much from her for a few decades, she is waiting to emerge and take over

Gatcombe Park near Stroud. She still does a bit of ribbon cutting but mostly keeps a low profile.

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Mike Sales » 24 Nov 2019, 8:20am

Has the story that Wingnut likes his toothbrush ready-pasted been discredited?

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Mick F » 24 Nov 2019, 9:32am

brynpoeth wrote:She is hiding, not heard much from her for a few decades ...........
Anne was here ten years ago when she opened up the local AONB offices. July 2009.
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Oldjohnw » 24 Nov 2019, 11:20am

As well as my Citizens Advice encounter I met Ann many times through her involvement with prisons. She is patron of several prison charities.

She was a skilled and involved patron and have excellent, well researched and humourous speeches. Unlike her dim younger brothers she worked hard at what she did.
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby mercalia » 24 Nov 2019, 11:42am

Oldjohnw wrote:As well as my Citizens Advice encounter I met Ann many times through her involvement with prisons. She is patron of several prison charities.

She was a skilled and involved patron and have excellent, well researched and humourous speeches. Unlike her dim younger brothers she worked hard at what she did.


maybe she should be the next queen? not charles (

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Oldjohnw » 24 Nov 2019, 12:34pm

mercalia wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:As well as my Citizens Advice encounter I met Ann many times through her involvement with prisons. She is patron of several prison charities.

She was a skilled and involved patron and have excellent, well researched and humourous speeches. Unlike her dim younger brothers she worked hard at what she did.


maybe she should be the next queen? not charles (


Stranger things have happened!

I'm not convinced that what the royals do is actually work, but in the context in which she operates, she works harder than others, it seems. After an awards presentation at St James Palace (for the Butler Trust) she hung around for about an hour chatting to people and partaking of the buffet lunch.
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