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Re: America & The British royals by canaveralgumby on 18 April 2007 7:10am
 
That just reminded me of Billy Crystal saying, "Have fun storming the castle!" No contribution to the thread whatsoever.
 
Re: America & The British royals by Ellerd on 18 April 2007 9:12am
 
So, you don't have "Royal Correspondents" lurking outside Buckingham Palace reporting on every mundane aspect of the Windsors' life?
 
Re: America & The British royals by kazzzz on 18 April 2007 12:53pm
 
Noone MAKES you read the relevant articles in the magazines and tabloids, or forces you to watch it on telly. Turn the page or change the channel. I'd rather hear about them that half the shit in the media.
 
Re: America & The British royals by johnnythemonkey on 18 April 2007 2:01pm
 
I have seen occasions when the BBC main news bulletin has devoted the first 12 minutes of a 30 minute programme to some 'royal' nonsense.Or my newspaper having the first 7 pages all about Wills and Kate. It is hard to escape. Maybe we should transport them to Australia.
 
Re: America & The British royals by Spursfan on 18 April 2007 2:39pm
 
Who on earth really CARES whether Will marries whatever her name was or lives as a bachelor or what?

I couldn't give a monkeys, to me they are just ordinary people, and should be treated as such. Not rudely, and with politeness, but no more so than I would with anybody else (Arsenal supporters aside).

All this bowing and scraping is just ridiculous. The queen visited my town last year and my husband had a lot to do with her visit. The amount of preparations necessary were ridiculous.

I was shocked to a certain degree when my husband, who has always had the same views as me, was thrilled because she actually said good morning to him!! Wow!!!

I know it is difficult to say when it hasn't happened, (though I have met Princess Alexandra) but I like to think I would resist pressure to courtesy or whatever, and would just meet them (as I did with PA) as an equal - i.e. another member of this human race!!

Royals are no better or worse than anyone else and should not have all this pomp about them.

Anne the anarchist

 
Re: America & The British royals by Ellerd on 18 April 2007 4:02pm
 
^^"Noone MAKES you read the relevant articles in the magazines and tabloids, or forces you to watch it on telly. Turn the page or change the channel. I'd rather hear about them that half the shit in the media."

Sometimes I'm not fast enough with the remote...

^^"Maybe we should transport them to Australia."

No thanks Johnny, I'm sure they're perfectly happy in London.

^^"Who on earth really CARES whether Will marries whatever her name was or lives as a bachelor or what?"

Certainly not I, Anne. I started this thread because I was interested in how the media covers the royals in non-Commonwealth countries, not in the royals themselves. :)

 
Re: America & The British royals by Spursfan on 18 April 2007 4:06pm
 
I wasn't really meaning YOU Ellerd, I was meaning in general, in the world outside Palinstravels, for, yes, such a world exsists!! Yes it does!!

;-)
 
Re: America & The British royals by sighthound on 18 April 2007 7:13pm
 
I feel rather sad for them, being born into their celebrity status and not being able to escape it. I think it would be absolutely horrid to be a royal. At least our tabloid stars have chosen that status so they get what they deserve.
 
Re: America & The British royals by Palin_Lover on 18 April 2007 10:42pm
 
That's true, sighthound. They don't really have a choice whereas it's their own fault in the case of our celebrities.
 
Re: America & The British royals by Caty on 19 April 2007 5:32pm
 
I've just read this entire thread, and giggled out loud, so thank you all for that. As to your question, Ellerd, I don't think we hear much about the Royals here in America, except when things like Will and this chick breaking up happen, or when Charles and Camilla got together. Otherwise, we just stick to our own celebs.

I think that's what the royals have become nowadays, just celebrities, who aren't even famous for being good at anything. lol Honestly though, they can't act, or sing, or even legislate, really. All they're famous for is being related to dead kings and queens. I still rather enjoy the tradition that Britain has of having a King or Queen though.
 
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