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Old 04-08-2005, 09:59 PM
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i have a question. When King Edward got involved with Wallis Simpson, it was seen as an outrage with the people of Britain because she was a divorcee. Camilla is a divorcee so does that mean that Charles will have to abdicate if he does become King or does that mean he can never become King? I don't see any difference between Edward - Wallis and Charls-Camilla
I was thinking the same thing for a long time until chrissy57 explained it. I think that was a very good explanation! :)

I'm not sure whether Charles will ever become king on not. In a way I want to say: Yes, I think Charles will become king based on the fact that his grandmother lived a long time and his mother seems to be in good health currently, and if her health does decline she will also live a long time too. Therefore, he will also live a long time, which means that he could rule as king for sometime.

However, I also want to say: No, I don't think Charles will not rule as king because he is almost 60 years old, who knows how long Charles will live, and who knows how long the Queen will live also.

I think if Charles was to ever rule as king, I think it would be very short. However, it would depend on how long he lives and/or what he decides to do (but I think it would be more likely how long he will live). I have mix feelings whether Charles should be king or not. In a way, I would rather see William as the next king instead of Charles.
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:39 PM
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I don't really put much stock in who rules or royalty in general. But it depends on how long Queen Elizabeth II lives on. I don't have a particular need or interest in seeing Charles be King and reign. So I hope the Queen lives on for quite a long time.

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Agreed mate.
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Old 04-09-2005, 12:18 AM
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Well I guess we'll have the answer in twenty or so years. Hey who will be the first to post the news?
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Old 04-09-2005, 11:35 AM
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After just seeing the wedding, No One sang "God Save the Queen" more fervently than I did--and I am an American!! If only Her Majesty could live to be 120 years old!
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:50 PM
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After just seeing the wedding, No One sang "God Save the Queen" more fervently than I did--and I am an American!! If only Her Majesty could live to be 120 years old!
That just put a smile on my face and made me laugh! :)

Was the wedding shown on television this morning in the U.S.? I only saw the last 10 to 20 minutes or so of the ceremony, I believe the ceremony was after the actual wedding, because I had woken up late this morning.

Was CBS on the channel televising the ceremony this morning? I ask because I couldn't find it on the other channels (ABC, FOX, and NBC).
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:52 PM
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The wedding wasn't televised, but the service of prayer and dedication was. I think it was on CNN (I hope so, anyway, because that's the channel I recorded!).
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:53 PM
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I don't have cable any more. However, thank you for telling me though! :)
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Old 04-09-2005, 07:27 PM
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I saw the wedding on CNN!.
I donīt want that Charles reing and i hope he donīt.n But maybe he does. I think that this wed bring more chances for Wills to be the king after his grandma...
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Old 04-09-2005, 11:57 PM
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I don't want Charles to be king either because he has made too many mistakes in the past. Since William has not made any major mistakes like his father, I think having William as the next king would be for the best.
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:10 AM
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Charles hadn't made many mistakes at William's age either. William's too young for us to really know what he's going to turn out like. I hope he's more at ease with himself than either of his parents have been, but time will tell.
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i would like Charles to renounce his right to the throne.....and let William be King....
if Charles ever become King, that means that Camilla will be Queen....and i think that could costs a lot for the British Monarchy....if William be King...i would say..it's the best choice!
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:28 AM
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i would like Charles to renounce his right to the throne.....and let William be King....
if Charles ever become King, that means that Camilla will be Queen....and i think that could costs a lot for the British Monarchy....if William be King...i would say..it's the best choice!
i agree!

let William become King!

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Old 04-10-2005, 03:34 AM
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it's the best choice!
But the succession isn't a choice at all. It is laid down in the Act of Settlement and would require and Act of Parliament to change it. That would open a whole can or worms for the Royal Family with many members of parliament being openly republican. It is possible that on that day they could even get a majority to vote for a republic.

Remember that at 22 Charles was seen as the most popular member of the Royal Family and he held that position until after his wedding. It wasn't until about 1985/6 that attitudes started to changed as he and Diana spent time apart and the press started to query that. That, of course, is about the time by which he claims that the marriage irretrievably broken down. Of course Diana had taken over as the most popular member of the family but everybody seemed to still like and even love Charles.

In time people may turn against William. We don't know what the future holds and to wish the throne to pass over Charles would be difficult as well as unfair on both Charles and William. Charles has worked hard for his country and William is entitled to have a life before assuming those burdens. At this stage William hasn't really done any royal engagements or had a chance to do anything to upset the people but ....
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Old 04-10-2005, 03:40 AM
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it's the best choice!
But it is not a choice. The succession is laid down in the Act of Settlement. To change it would require another Act of Parliament and that is a can of worms that the Royal Family do not want to open. There would be some politicians who would advocate a republic in a vote on the succession. That would be embarassing for the family.

Don't forget that at age 22 Charles was the most popular member of the Royal Family. It changed after Diana came into the family but Charles was still very popular until about 1985/6 when the press started commenting on the amount of time that Charles and Diana were spending apart. This is the about the time that Charles claims is when the marriage had irretrievable broken down and he started to really become grumpy.

I hope that the people give Charles and chance to show how happy he is with Camilla and how much better it is to have a happy Prince of Wales rather than an unhappy one.
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:09 PM
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But, in my opinion, I think that even knowing that eventually, someday heīll be king, I donīt think William is ready or want to be king....heīs too young and not prepared.....if he was, certainly, the Queen would allow him to it.....
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:29 PM
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But, in my opinion, I think that even knowing that eventually, someday heīll be king, I donīt think William is ready or want to be king....heīs too young and not prepared.....if he was, certainly, the Queen would allow him to it.....
yes of course!

i read sky news last night about Prince William will become King than his dad the Prince of Wales you wouldnt believe me!

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...25222,00..html

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Old 04-10-2005, 01:41 PM
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I agree. WIlliam should live his life and then 10-20 years from now he shoudl start thinking about this.

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But, in my opinion, I think that even knowing that eventually, someday heīll be king, I donīt think William is ready or want to be king....heīs too young and not prepared.....if he was, certainly, the Queen would allow him to it.....
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But what if he doesn't want to become king in 10 years? Then what would happen?
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Old 04-10-2005, 06:01 PM
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But what if he doesn't want to become king in 10 years? Then what would happen?
Harry?????? Jajaja. I donīt know

As for Charles king i donīt wonīt that he becames king because: Camilla will be queen; for me, he is (and sorry if someone donīt like this) stupid and i also think that a lot of people have bad opinions of him, so if he becames king the British monarchy will have problems. And maybe itīs time to modernizate the monarchy, and Wills is the best chooise!
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:29 PM
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if he was, certainly, the Queen would allow him to it.....
But, as I have tried to tell you before, IT IS NOT UP TO THE QUEEN.

She doesn't have a say in who her heir is - she may have a preference but she doesn't have the authority to tell anyone who is to succeed her.

The succession is governed by an Act of Parliament and not by her majesty's personal desires
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