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2 minutes ago, wrighty said:

So, what’s the correct regnal adjective (if that’s the right term) going to be for our new King? Edwardian, Georgian, Victorian etc all sound right. But Charlian? Charlesian? Charlsan? None of them sound right to me. 
 

And when it’s Will’s turn it’s even worse.

Carolingian or Charles the Third. William will just be William William the Fifth.  That’s how they dealt with predecessors with the same names.

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1 hour ago, cissolt said:

Hasn't he just had 8 weeks off?

I don't know what he's like as a consistency mhk, but he appears to have done nothing in Tynwald.

His fellow former hospital radio DJ is no different, despite spending years being local journalists they both claim to need a few years to bed in and understand the system. 

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31 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

This latest guff is less about virtue signalling (although it's still there) and more about everyone covering their back in case they get piled on.

I bloody hate social media.

It's not social media that they're afraid of, but the conventional ones, especially the London papers.

27 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

I'm surprised no-one has left a posey there yet. Or a hand-written note.

Now, now!  We've been told exactly how flowers should be left, in a suitably awkward place for everyone to get to.  We don't want any genuine expressions of grief or respect.

 

The whole thing has a complete air of unreality.  It's emphasised just how much the politicians and media in Britain (and to some extent here) seem to exist in a separate bubble from the rest of us.  It's felt like this for most of this year and before.  Real-world crisis follows real-world crisis and gets ignored for the rituals of a politico-media elite who think they won't affect them, except as a chance to make more money.

(I suspect the Royals are almost as bemused as the rest of us).

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Wiki gives a choice of adjectives:

But given that the two previous Charles had their own, it seems a bit unfair Charles III doesn't get a new one for himself.

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1 minute ago, Roger Mexico said:

 

(I suspect the Royals are almost as bemused as the rest of us).

I suspect the Royals are bemused, but also dealing with grief and the implications for their family of the loss of not only a family member but the protocols for the rest of the family.  I thought it was quite telling how C3 referred to Harry in his address yesterday;  much loved but making his own way.

It seems that the parting is permanent, he  made a point of not accompanying the rest of the family on Thursday, and the announcement was before he arrived at Balmoral. Presumably, everyone is happy with that, but it does seem like he is now outside the castle gates. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Gladys said:

I suspect the Royals are bemused, but also dealing with grief and the implications for their family of the loss of not only a family member but the protocols for the rest of the family.  I thought it was quite telling how C3 referred to Harry in his address yesterday;  much loved but making his own way.

It seems that the parting is permanent, he  made a point of not accompanying the rest of the family on Thursday, and the announcement was before he arrived at Balmoral. Presumably, everyone is happy with that, but it does seem like he is now outside the castle gates. 

 

 

But he’s not even a blood relative is he? Allegedly. 

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7 minutes ago, wrighty said:

But he’s not even a blood relative is he? Allegedly. 

Good point. 

You would think though, there would be a display of unity of a family in grief, that need not diminish his wish to no longer be part of the 'firm'. 

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3 minutes ago, Gladys said:

I suspect the Royals are bemused, but also dealing with grief and the implications for their family of the loss of not only a family member but the protocols for the rest of the family.  I thought it was quite telling how C3 referred to Harry in his address yesterday;  much loved but making his own way.

It seems that the parting is permanent, he  made a point of not accompanying the rest of the family on Thursday, and the announcement was before he arrived at Balmoral. Presumably, everyone is happy with that, but it does seem like he is now outside the castle gates. 

It's possible to get a bit Kremlinologist over this - even to who is standing where on balconies. So separate travel may have been for practical reasons (and the rule about not travelling together) and the media will love any excuse to diss Harry and Meghan because they actually stood up to them (and won).

But it was always well known that when Charles succeeded there would be a slimming down of the 'Firm' and indeed you could start to see this happening already, with more distant relatives moving out of royal residences for example.  It wouldn't surprise me that Harry's children aren't given the Prince/ss title for example.  Not as a 'snub', but as a part of downsizing (Anne's and Edward's kids never got them and Andrew's only did because he's a dickhead and insisted on it).

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