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Old 10-03-2017, 08:45 PM
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I doubt that Edward and Sophie would have had a third if the first hadn't ended the way it did for the simple reason that Sophie nearly died having Louise.

As for Charles and Diana - Charles only ever wanted two. It was Diana who wanted three and after Charles had the second he was gone so he would never have had a third anyway.

I do find it strange to be having a third when Charles reportedly, with William's agreement, wants a smaller royal family when the main reason it is so large now is that George V and Elizabeth II each had so many kids. Having a third means a larger family in the future rather than it getting smaller - although they could just limit 'duties' to the monarch and spouse and heir and spouse and tell the others 'get real jobs and stick at them until you retire' and that would give the BRF the smaller look that Charles believes the people want.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:53 PM
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Does anyone really think that Charles would dictate to William and Catherine how many children they can have?

This is one of the daftest things I've read.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:56 PM
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This is the first time I've heard that said (the above post by Bertie)....and I don't think it's true either.


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Old 10-03-2017, 09:04 PM
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Does anyone really think that Charles would dictate to William and Catherine how many children they can have?

This is one of the daftest things I've read.
Agree entirely. There's a difference between streamlining the number of family members working as full-time royals and dictating to your children how many kids they get to have. A world of difference.
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:00 PM
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Has Charles actually ever stated that he wants to streamline the monarchy or is that a case of "sources say" and then the speculations became facts?
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It's all sources say as far as I know.


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Old 10-03-2017, 10:13 PM
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Actually, there's an argument to be made that if Elizabeth and Bertie had had one or two more kids, there'd be a smaller working RF right now.

One of the reasons the Gloucesters and various and sundry Kents are working members of the RF now is that when the King died, Elizabeth had only herself, her mother, her husband and her sister to do the work.

If she'd had a sibling more or two, those siblings would have been drafted and would by now likely be either retired or shuffled off this mortal coil, leaving HM, her kids, and W/K/H.
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:35 PM
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Actually, there's an argument to be made that if Elizabeth and Bertie had had one or two more kids, there'd be a smaller working RF right now.

One of the reasons the Gloucesters and various and sundry Kents are working members of the RF now is that when the King died, Elizabeth had only herself, her mother, her husband and her sister to do the work.

If she'd had a sibling more or two, those siblings would have been drafted and would by now likely be either retired or shuffled off this mortal coil, leaving HM, her kids, and W/K/H.
Good points hel. Had Bertie and Elizabeth had a larger family then it would have changed the line up of who is considered part of the working BRF. Imagine if one had been a boy and we'd be viewing HRH Princess Elizabeth of to the side of the balcony while her younger brother would be waving to the crowd.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:38 PM
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Has Charles actually ever stated that he wants to streamline the monarchy or is that a case of "sources say" and then the speculations became facts?
Quick reply as it is off topic but no he hasn't.

Some time ago (ie 20 years or so) a spokesperson for PoW mentioned it in passing and it was taken up by the UK media as the "holy Grail" of future monarchy. This tale was added to by the limited number of people on the balcony at the Queens last Jubilee.

There's a thread about it - I think its "Monarchy under Charles". I'd try and do a link but I'm rubbish at that sort of thing.

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Old 10-03-2017, 11:54 PM
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This is the first time I've heard that said (the above post by Bertie)....and I don't think it's true either.


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I think the large number of working royals is due to the fortunate longevity of members of the royal family. Many family do not have so many older members alive, much less still vital and active. George will need siblings to help out--most all the folks working now will be gone.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:29 PM
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Quick reply as it is off topic but no he hasn't.

Some time ago (ie 20 years or so) a spokesperson for PoW mentioned it in passing and it was taken up by the UK media as the "holy Grail" of future monarchy. This tale was added to by the limited number of people on the balcony at the Queens last Jubilee.

There's a thread about it - I think its "Monarchy under Charles". I'd try and do a link but I'm rubbish at that sort of thing.

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Monarchy after Elizabeth: The Monarchy after Elizabeth II

Monarchy under Charles: The Monarchy under Charles
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:33 AM
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Good Info on HG:
Duchess of Cambridge and effect of severe morning sickness | Daily Mail Online
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:41 AM
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I hope this passes quickly!


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Old 10-05-2017, 11:01 AM
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I really think Catherine’s experiences with HG (for the third time) could allow her to be a voice for those women who once suffered or who are currently suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. It’s not an illness that’s widely known and I think all of this presents her with an opportunity to help shine a light on the seriousness of this morning sickness.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:59 AM
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Yes I wonder if she will get involved with a pregnancy group etc.


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Old 10-12-2017, 11:06 AM
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Op/Ed article on Kate. The writer takes note of the criticism of her weight and appearance at the reception on Tuesday evening.

Let us all stop harping on the Duchess of Cambridge, shall we? – Royal Central
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:06 AM
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The Pressures of being a Pregnant Princess:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/kate-m...gnant-princess
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:27 AM
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I really think Catherineís experiences with HG (for the third time) could allow her to be a voice for those women who once suffered or who are currently suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Itís not an illness thatís widely known and I think all of this presents her with an opportunity to help shine a light on the seriousness of this morning sickness.
There is at least one charity in the UK for it. I am sure they could only benefit from some support from Kate. Could really bring some attention to the cause. The fact some people think its not a huge issue or one very few people have, tells that its something that needs speaking about.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:49 AM
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April it is!
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Did you see an announcement muriel?


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