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Prince Charles to wed Camilla Parker Bowles

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mobay45, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Mobay45

    Mobay45 The artist formerly known as "Big Daddy"

    Apr 28, 2004
    Irving, TX
    The Royal Family again brings honor and glory to the U.K.! :rolleyes: :p

    Just another good reason to live in the U.S.. :hyper:
  2. The guy has right to get married, right? I find it silly that they had to wait until public opinion accepted the idea.
  3. Well , the public opinion hasn't accepted the marriage.
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I find this totally inconsequential - but it has been on the radio all day!! :meh:

    There is one funny thing in all this :

    So if he becomes King, she won't be Queen, she will be :

    "Princess Consort" :confused:

    This amused me - it sounds like something out of Dune - maybe she should have been his "Bound Concubine" or something !! :D

    Anyway the British Public are eminently practical and all I've heard people asking today, is :

    " Will we get an extra day off work? " ;)
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    To be strictly accurate, I think they have had to wait for the Church of England to get on board - so, as a divorcee CP-B is not allowed to re-marry in Church, but Charles is potentially the head of the C of E , so it is unthinkable that he should be "outside the church"!

    So they have finally reached a compromise, whereby there will be a civil service, followed by a Church "blessing"... both unique for the monarchy!

    I don't think they care in the slightest about public opinion, or they wouldn't have carried on the relationship at all! ;)
  6. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    what ?
    if he marries her , then why wouldn't she be his queen ?
    is she not of " Royal " blood or something ?

    " Consort " sounds kind of like what pimps sometimes call
    their working girls , an " escort ", for lack of a better term...

    no disrespect intended , sorry if i offended anyone here ...
    i'm just an ugly American ...
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    It's because a divorcee witha living husband, can't be the head of the Church of England - which she would be, as Queen! :meh:

    As I said I think it's a hilarious title!! Diana's final revenge!! ;)
  8. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Who gives a turd about the Royal Family anymore?

    Can't we get rid of them, yet? :meh:
  9. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Who is Camilla Parker Bowles and why should we care?
  10. If I were the man who would be king, you can bet your Sadowsky Metro that there'd be a Victoria's Secret model on my arm, not Camilla Parker Bowles. :rollno:

    Yes, I can be a bit shallow at times. :eyebrow:

    Mike :D
  11. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    +1 .....except the wrong last question, so let me fix it:

  12. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    Further proof that love is indeed blind. Princess Di was a beautiful woman and he didn't want her......go figure.
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
  14. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    The Royal Family and associated history are the biggest tourist attraction we have in the UK. They generate untold revenue for our cities and all of the assocaited enterprise.

    We have to 'give a turd' about the Royal Family because the Queen is still head of state in England, and she still opens and closes our parliament, as well as writing into Law every bill and statute thats passed by the Commons and Lords.

    She is the head of the C of E, she is head of the Judiciary, she is leader of the Army.

    Also, she is useful because they give Australians something to be proud of, some form of historical significance, so we gotta keep her for the Aussies sake.
  15. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    I really don't care what the Queen stands for. I'm pretty sure that most part of her "job" consists in signing papers all day long. :meh:
  16. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Well, thats your perogative. The world would be a different place without the English Monarchy, and thats something you just have to live with.

    Ive just given 8 reasons why they're useful, you might want to consider them more closely.
  17. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    LOL! :)
  18. bassjamn

    bassjamn Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    They will need some bands to play after their wedding ceremony eh? I suggest cannibal corpse...:bassist:
  19. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Oh, I guess you were being sarcastic? :)

    Sorry, I'm slow today.
  20. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    What I love is how this has become the top news story. Didn't North Korea just admit to having nukes, drop out the negotiations, and said they were going to build more nukes?