Saturday, May 19, 2018

S'pose I better say something

I was a bit naughty. I said to R, what if Harry's and Meghan's babies are throwbacks and come out very black? It does happen at times. I have written this before, but I overheard one Indian grandmother talking to another who had the care of some quite dark babies. The other woman said, they are just so beautiful but what a pity they are so black. I think, what fun to have some dark skinned Royals, but then they won't behave any differently to other royals, I guess.

Harry seems like he would be a good and fun dad. I really don't know enough about The Markle to judge her keenness for motherhood, which is a wonder given the saturation coverage we are receiving via our media. She doesn't look so young, so they better get cracking.

Not only do the Royals cost the British taxpayer a lot of money, they cost us here in Australia when they visit. So, they really do have to perform for us to feel like we get value for money. I think the British taxpayer who picks up the tab for the cost of various royals, has a right to know what they are doing, what are their expenses and that they don't waste taxpayer money.

You could do worse than have a look around at all the fun of the fair in Windsor by having a look at Marie's post, full of colour and atmosphere. She begins very disingenuously with, "As some of you might be aware there is a rather large wedding happening this Saturday in London".

I'll get even more serious here. What will Harry wear for his wedding? He is no longer in the army, so surely not army dress uniform. Perhaps smart casual? Unlikely. Will he appear bearded? Whiskery? Clean shaven? Neat and trimmed?

And given the Markle family chaos, who will walk The Markle down the aisle. My nephew's mother in law to be walked her daughter down the aisle. It was quite lovely. I've no idea what The Markle's mother looks like. Is she presentable? Do mother and daughter even like each other? For goodness sake English monarchy, so far it has been a disaster. You need to take control. Later: I have missed the news since early afternoon. R informs that The Markle's future father in law will walk her down the aisle. I suppose that must have happened somewhere before.


Anyway Harry and Meghan, good luck for your marriage. You do have a common mother with your older brother and he seems quite stable. Happy times, and don't take too much notice of Granny Lilibet. She is old and has some very old fashioned views.

28 comments:

  1. If a parent accompanies their daughter down the aisle, it seems loving. But if a father "gives his daughter away" to the next man who will control her, it seems old fashioned and nasty. I hope mum accompanies the bride.

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    1. Hels, it is a pretty old fashioned concept which perhaps really does need some revision.

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  2. A small step this toe in the water exposure to racial diversity for the Monarchy but to be welcomed I suppose. Next up perhaps a same gender marriage would be nice. Dare I suggest that if a certain Earl of Wessex had been born later he might have been the first? (If you don't hear from me again, then I have been incarcerated in the Tower.)

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    1. Victor, you must be talking about the theatrical one. I expect like me, you would know older straight people who if were born in the last couple of decades would be gay.

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  3. I won't be watching but wish them all the best. Living in a fishbowl would be a truly uncomfortable life. For me the perks wouldn't be enough.

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  4. Good lord a racist tryin to trigger peeps.... you need to try harder kid, kek rekt.

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    1. What did I say that is racist?

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  5. I shall be parked upon my posterior watching in happiness.
    The Markle siblings have been vulgar in the extreme in their behaviour, one hopes the gutter press stops giving them the (incorrect) idea that we give a fat rats' clacker on their opinion.

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    1. Jayne, they do seem to be rather spoiling things. I don't recall her mother being at all in the press aside from a photo. Dignity in silence.

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  6. I will be watching the royal wedding for sure. I do feel sorry for the atrocious behaviour of Meghan's family, had they kept quiet they might have had an invitation. Only her Mother hasn't let her down, good on her! I would have preferred the Mother to give her away, but it will be Charles...

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    1. Sami, I heard that her mother will be in the carriage with her, or something like that, and could not do both. I too think it would be nice if the mother took the role.

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  7. Going to watch the Royal Wedding, no one else will be in my house.
    The press make such a big thing of Meghan's father and half sister and brother, and the father's two eldest children just don't understand the Royal protocol.
    It's pleasing that Prince Charles is going to walk Meghan down the aisle then step aside as she get toward Prince Harry..

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    1. Margaret, all the more reason for them to stay silent and not engage with the media. We are going out soon, but are recording it to skim through. Hate to miss a royal falling over.

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  8. Yes, it'll be fun to see any offspring.

    Don't worry about the cost of the Royal Family. They pay their way, and also generate huge income for the country. It's a republican myth that the poor tax-payer is paying for their life of luxury!

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    1. Cro, I wonder if anyone has done the sums. On balance, they probably do, and there is the intangible benefit too.

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    2. The Queen actually gives the profits from the Crown Estates to the UK Treasury, which then gives her back a percentage. Australia doesn't even pay a cent for her, unless she is here, a rather good arrangement I think, though the GG could take a pay cut.

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  9. Even us Americas have our thoughts and opinion on royals. For me Charles Harry dad looks like he comes from anther planet.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, some of us age better than others.

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  10. I don't pay much attention to the royals and won't be watching the wedding, but it will be interesting to see how the family develops now when the children come along.

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    1. River, you will make a fine republican when the day comes.

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  11. yes if they want to contribute royal rug rats they better get at it fast. I think she is 36 and he 34 maybe?

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    1. Yes, 36 is a good age, Strayer. I am sure Harry is on to it.

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  12. It was a lovely wedding Andrew, to answer your query about her mum, she looks incredibly like her mum and she was elegant and lovely. The only weird bit was the Bishop from US going on like a two bit watch, I thought he wasn't going to stop until he had everyone up singing hallelujah!

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    1. Grace, I think he was an unnecessary addition, but I understand why he was included. Now I know all about fire!

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  13. That was two-bob watch 😀

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  14. I've thought the same thing about their babies!! Would be interesting and that ginger hair in the mix.

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    1. Jackie, the babies will have pretty good genes, so it will be very interesting.

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