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Old 05-21-2014, 04:44 AM
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It was clear that C&C did not appreciate the act. Camilla looked particularly uncomfortable, and that's very unusual for her.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:33 AM
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They both looked a bit uncomfortable.

I think the problem wasn't so much that it's bad form to impersonate the Queen, be it drag or otherwise, or to do so in front of her son... To me it more seemed like the act itself just wasn't really good.

If you're going to do a drag impersonation of someone in front of that person's child then it should be the best impersonation possible. There was nothing about Wade Lynch's performance that really seemed like the Queen (at least not from the bits we saw). The face, the hair, the outfit, the accent... None of it was right. Add to that the fact that the jokes were really low hanging fruit at best, and you just have a poor performance that is in bad taste.
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I'm not sure what the population of Canada is, but it seems pathetic that they couldn't produce a more talented, less tasteless act/individual than this !

Embarrassing your guests is very bad form indeed.
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You could probably have found out what it is using google faster than it took you to type "I'm not sure what the population of Canada is".
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It isn't crucial to my point that... SURELY you have wittier comedians ?
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:34 AM
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It seemed that all the officials were uncomfortable too. It would've been better if they had Helen Mirren to do something like that. It would've had Charles & Camilla on the floor laughing. I agree, better talent should've been produced.
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...To me it more seemed like the act itself just wasn't really good...
Yup - and then Anne of Green Gables coming out and explaining the Queen's memory was in error. Ick.
Long ago, some fool's or jester's job was to poke fun at the ruler and the court - and he was the only one allowed to do so. But only to a point.
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I don't consider a man who has been in his position for more than 30 years to be a newbie.
George, who has been in the position for 10 months, needs to get his act together. At this point, the 4th in charge should be able to do just about anything on his own.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:37 AM
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George, who has been in the position for 10 months, needs to get his act together. At this point, the 4th in charge should be able to do just about anything on his own.
Something tells me though that the 4th in charge pretty much can run the 3rd in charge where he wants him to go and very loudly in fact.
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With regard to the impersonation of the Queen, it was embarrassing and dreadful - I wouldn't have known where to look and Camilla particularly looked like she felt the same. Apart from that, the announcer saying "please welcome her royal highness the Queen" added to the tackiness.

With regard to Prince Charles comments, it annoys me immensely when rather silly people go blabbing to the media about private conversations with royalty and then state they didn't realise it would cause such a furore. I doubt very much this woman will be allowed to speak to a royal again.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:47 PM
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The royals know their comments to the people they meet will get back to the press. They've been doing this for a very long time.
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I am happy that the Duchess showed her being "most not amused", remaining stonefaced and stoïc. The Prince diplomatically, half-hearted, applauded. I found Camilla's reaction the best. Why should anyone always pretend things are funny, when it was not funny at all?
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Wade Lynch's performance was terrible. Prince Charles' and his wife's reactions were plebeian.
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I don't see what the controversy is, the invasion of Crimea was compared to the Anschluß and occupation of the Sudetenland by a number of politicians here in Canada.
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I don't see what the controversy is, the invasion of Crimea was compared to the Anschluß and occupation of the Sudetenland by a number of politicians here in Canada.

The controversy is that Hitler was mentioned therefore people have to overreact.

I don't think what Charles said was bad at all, and to me it seems like the woman whom he said it to wasn't offended - just shocked because she didn't expect him to say something so political.

While I don't have a problem with what Charles said, I can understand the problem with him appearing too political. He is making a very loaded political comment about a foreign head of state. While it may be in line with what his realms (or his mother's realms) believe on the issue, it's still a bit inappropriate.
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I'm a monarchist to my fingertips and a huge admirer of the Prince of Wales (and Camilla for that matter), but in the instance of his Putin comments, I cannot understand what he was thinking. A comment to an individual at a public engagement is not really 'private', whatever Clarence House says. Charles should know by now that everything that comes out of his mouth is liable to end up in the press.

I agree with his sentiment on Putin, but he should simply not have said what he did. Totally inappropriate comments like that just make the job of the British government in its already fraught dealings with Russia even harder. Much as I don't like to have to say it, it's impossible to interpret this as anything other than a real misjudgement on Charles's part.
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It isn't crucial to my point that... SURELY you have wittier comedians ?

I don't see why it's necessary to criticize all Canadian comics (and that is how your words are coming across) because of one bad comic. There are many great Canadian comics, this is just not one of them.

Heck, there are other Canadian comics who have impersonated the Queen (both men and women) and done a far better job than Wade Lynch. Luba Goy comes to mind as a particularly good one.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:20 PM
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This is not the first time the British royals made such gaffe. It is the standard mode of operations for them. Hopefully Prince Charles will make a gaffe or two during a future trip to the Persian Gulf kingdoms.
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