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Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 07-28-2013, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Wayne James
The crown princess of Sweden married her Swedish...

The crown princess of Sweden married her Swedish personal trainer. But because she is a crown princess, a title was offered to her husband, and he accepted it. So now, he is the "Duke of Something."...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 07-28-2013, 01:10 PM
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Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
...When I was researching the styles of address...

...When I was researching the styles of address for the various levels of nobility and royalty, I sought answers from the various peerage organizations around the world. They all had information on...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 07-28-2013, 09:55 AM
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Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
You are missing the obvious point: Marriage...

You are missing the obvious point: Marriage equality means precisely that--Marriage EQUALITY. And if the wife of a count receives the courtesy title of "countess," then, in an equal world, the...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 07-28-2013, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Wayne James
If 10% of the world's population is "gay," then...

If 10% of the world's population is "gay," then 10% of royals and aristocrats are "gay." There is nothing nonsensical about that. That is basic common sense. So right this minute, if one were to...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 07-28-2013, 05:06 AM
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Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
It is not a matter of being defensive. It is a...

It is not a matter of being defensive. It is a matter of setting the record straight.

In the past, gay monarchs and other royals lived a lie. They would marry someone of the opposite sex;...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 07-27-2013, 11:55 PM
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Posted By Wayne James
The meaning of the word "abdicate" is...

The meaning of the word "abdicate" is straight-forward: To renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility or the like. Anyone can "abdicate." It is not limited to royalty...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 07-27-2013, 09:19 PM
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Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
For people born in the 20th century, sexuality...

For people born in the 20th century, sexuality was over-simplified by psychologists and sociologists: People were either gay or straight, with 90% of people being "straight," and 10% of people being...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-13-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
1936 was a LONNNNNNNNNG time ago.... And in the...

1936 was a LONNNNNNNNNG time ago.... And in the more recent case in the Netherlands, did HRH Prince Frisco LOSE his place in the line of succession or did he GIVE UP his place in the line of...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-13-2013, 11:21 AM
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Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
I am in agreement with the member from the...

I am in agreement with the member from the Netherlands. The rights and privileges and titles conferred to women and men who marry royalty and nobility should be equal in a truly equal society. But...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-13-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
Even in the countries where "approval" is...

Even in the countries where "approval" is "required" for royal weddings, lawmakers in a country where same-sex marriage is allowed would be hard-pressed to deny/disapprove a monarch's a right to use...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-13-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
While conducting the research on 21st-century...

While conducting the research on 21st-century weddings, as pertaining to forms of address, I contacted various peerage organizations around the world. NONE of them had any protocol or could give any...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-13-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
The question is a simple one: In a country where...

The question is a simple one: In a country where same-sex marriage is the law of the land, can a monarch of that land marry someone of the same sex? That is the question. The question is not whether...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-13-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
The type of people who say, "I am all for gay...

The type of people who say, "I am all for gay marriage--but not in the monarchy," sound very similar to the type of people who say, "I am all for interracial marriage-- but not in my family." ...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-12-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
I have never read the Royal Marriages Act of...

I have never read the Royal Marriages Act of 1772, but I am certain that if Parliament were to ever withhold its approval of a royal marriage, there would be a way for that royal to marry--without...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-12-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
In the 1960s, as young schoolboy, I read...

In the 1960s, as young schoolboy, I read everything I possibly could about the Civil Rights Movement. In the 1970s, I was in countless debates on the issue of Abortion Rights; in the early 1980s, I...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-12-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
Let's wait and see what happens in the Unites...

Let's wait and see what happens in the Unites States when the US Supreme Court makes its ruling at the end of June/beginning of July. If it rules in favor of same-sex marriage across the land, the...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-12-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
Do you have ANY idea of how complicated it is to...

Do you have ANY idea of how complicated it is to get consensus on issues of this magnitude in a country as complex as the United States? We are a country where people come from all over the world to...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-12-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
It is a pity I did not learn of the existence of...

It is a pity I did not learn of the existence of this site before just a couple of days ago. I like the engagement (pardon the pun).

The member's point (whether based in fact or not) that a...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-12-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
A monarchy is many things, some good, and some...

A monarchy is many things, some good, and some bad. To reduce the concept of monarchy to a common denominator called "emotion" is, in my opinion, overly simplistic. People are not na´ve. They already...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-12-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
I am always amazed at how it is generally the man...

I am always amazed at how it is generally the man sitting at the banquet table, partaking in the great feast, who tells the beggar at his feet, "Have patience, my good servant. Have patience. Food...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-12-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
Thank you for your interesting comments. I...

Thank you for your interesting comments.

I am in total agreement that the concept of gay royals will become more acceptable with time. My point, however, is that in countries where marriage...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-12-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
First of all, thank you for welcoming me to your...

First of all, thank you for welcoming me to your forum. I joined last night and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am especially pleased to participate in this discussion on same-sex marriage vis a...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-11-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
The concepts of "monarchy," "aristocracy," and...

The concepts of "monarchy," "aristocracy," and "nobility" are socio-political, man-made constructs which, incidentally, have been dismissed as "vestiges of a bygone era" by many modern societies....
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-11-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
There is nothing inherently "immoral" about...

There is nothing inherently "immoral" about homosexuality. It is a birthright as much as heterosexuality is a birthright--it, too, is a gift from God (or nature, the universe, genetics, or from...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 05-11-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,678
Posted By Wayne James
Marriage and progeny are not prerequisites to...

Marriage and progeny are not prerequisites to inheriting the throne. In 2013, anyone who does not realize that homosexuality is a reality--even within royal and noble families--is misinformed or in...
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