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Old 08-16-2016, 09:20 AM
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Not all of these countries have to have a referendum to become a republic I would like to point out. It depends on the respective country's constitutions and some have it that all it will take is a vote in parliament.

Costs can be spread out over time and changing from a GG to a President needed be all that expensive as the President can simply take over the house etc that was allocated to the GG.

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Old 08-16-2016, 04:58 PM
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The Republic of Ireland is famous for having a referendum for almost every plebiscite going but when the Free State ceded from the British Commonwealth and was abolished in 1948, it was quite literally a walk in the Park (the Phoenix Park, Dublin) when the final GG vacated the vice-regal lodge to be replaced by The president of Ireland "uachtarán na hÉireann" but not president of the republic as The New constitution incompassed the north which had been annexed by The UK in 1922.

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Old 08-17-2016, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by HRHPrinceD.J.H.W.G View Post
Do you know what William went through as a child? Have you thought about how it affected him? He had his mother and father separated, his mother is killed in public and his father was always working hard so hardly got to see him. Therefore William doesn't want that experience for his children, he wants to bring them up in a VERY close family environment where he is always there for his children, a lot of people respect that. His Grandmother and Father also had very little private lives as their roles started so early, so they want William as he isn't next in line yet, to have some time to relax and be a family man. Before he becomes Prince of Wales and King, when the rest of his life until death will be devoted to his realms. After the visit to Australia by the Cambridges, the monarchy's popularity skyrocketed there.
William and Harry had parents who divorced after years of acrimony. So did hundreds of thousands of other kids. William and Harry's mother was killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver and exacerbated by a not using seat belts. So to have thousands of parents died so needlessly. William and Harry's father worked hard and they didn't see that much of him. So to do millions of children see little of their father's and mother's working to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table.

The Wales boys spent their time fairly well insulated at boarding school, Eton, etc. so seeing either parent was always going to be a weekend or holiday occasion so I imagine both parents arranged their schedules around the kids as best they could. Hundreds of thousand's of other kids are latchkey kids because their parents don't have such accommodating jobs.

While the tragedy of their childhood is common, it had the extra pain of being public however, the BTF are a close-knit family and they had the wherewithal to ensure the boys got the best protection from the media as children and support and counselling if they needed it. They were never abandoned, lost in the shuffle, neglected, abused, more importantly, they grew into pretty well-adjusted adults.

The monarchy's popularity seems to rise whenever they visit Commonwealth countries, and while William attended the first memorial after the Christchurch Quake and then on to the worst flood affected areas in Australia. It was the nature of the engagement that drew our approval just as we, in Christchurch loved the visit of Charles and Camilla to see us picking ourselves up and dusting ourselves off. The clips of them dancing on the Dance-O-Mat and really getting into the swing of things were wonderful.

While William is away from the public eye "raising his children with Catherine", we see little and hear little of them and know little about the man himself. That will come with time as will appreciation of his BRF work ethic.

That time is not now!

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