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#1
Not really.


... but what if she was?

Would you want Charles to become King? Or William? Or would you prefer that the monarchy ends with Queen Elizabeth II?

(this is for the British people here)
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#3
I'm American, but I'd say the monarchy should call it quits.
#5
I say end it.

Maybe that will stop all the ignorant British people thinking New Zealand is owned by England just because we have the same queen.

I get that so much.
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I say end it.

Maybe that will stop all the ignorant British people thinking New Zealand is owned by England just because we have the same queen.

I get that so much.



You mean it's NOT

I actually had no Idea people thought that, thats kinda odd.
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How much power does the monarchy even have anymore?


Its not so much that she has power, its more that she is an unelected sponger.

her 2 birthdays a year are payed with with taxpayers money, as are her servants and living costs and those of her family.

i say the monarchy ends with liz. william isnt cut out to be a king harry is a twat and charles is... welll... charles.
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#8
I honestly wouldn't care.

They (the royal family) bring in a lot of money through tourism but also take a lot in return. I don't know which is the greater amount but dont feel it would make too big of a difference, if any, to the country either way.

To be honest though I do think we should do away with 'God save the Queen' as the English national anthem and, at worst, use 'Land of hope and glory' instead.


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I say end it.

Maybe that will stop all the ignorant British people thinking New Zealand is owned by England just because we have the same queen.

I get that so much.



Really? We share the same Queen? (yeah i know you wouldn't write it for the sake of it)

Our Queen is your Queen... but we don't own you? Ok so apparently i'm an ignorent Brit(sorry!) but how does that work?
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#9
These days the Royal Family is pretty much irrelevant, so yeah, rack off.
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The monarchy is composed of a bunch of figure heads.
See no reason to end it. See no reason to care if Charles or William become king.
#12
Would that mean Everyone in the Commonwealth would need to print new money?

Canada just got new money and it's falling apart, so maybe it wouldn't be so bad

I think it would be hilarious if the Monarchy was abolished, and Taxed like it's going out of style to get your country's money back.

but what do I know...................
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i have to say i would prefer the inbred royals to the inbred warmongering cvnt of a president america has as head of state.
#14
A sponger is someone who lives off someone else for nothing in return.

Like remember in The Simpsons when Otto gets called a sponge by Homer? Yeah.
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These days the Royal Family is pretty much irrelevant, so yeah, rack off.


Hate to tell you but aus and new zea..whatever (whats the point in even naming that country), are both irrelevant in the world. . We put you at the arsehole of civilization for a reason!.
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i have to say i would prefer the inbred royals to the inbred warmongering cvnt of a president america has as head of state.


Oh God, here it comes.

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Hate to tell you but aus and new zea..whatever (whats the point in even naming that country), are both irrelevant in the world. . We put you at the arsehole of civilization for a reason!.


Well judging from your Zealand-dissing tendencies you're probably Australian, so I'm just gonna say good luck with finding water and everything, maybe NZ will let you have some of theirs - but before it's sent over we'll piss in it cause you'll be used to the taste .
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Well judging from your Zealand-dissing tendencies you're probably Australian, so I'm just gonna say good luck with finding water and everything, maybe NZ will let you have some of theirs - but before it's sent over we'll piss in it cause you'll be used to the taste .


Sooner or Later everyone will want Canada's Water, so quit bickering or i'll lace it with smallpox
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How much power does the monarchy even have anymore?



how much brainpower does george w. bush have?

its not about power, its about tradition. they forfeited power a while ago (?)

im not british, but technically because my mother was born in england (and is half welsh), im legally obliged to be loyal.

i say keep with tradition, many british folk respect the monarchy, some are even devotees of sorts.

prince charles (of wales) is most welcome to take over

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inactuallity, new zealanders are well respected.

lets take the Maori Battalion in WW2 for example, whilst posted in south africa, they were unbeatable

Adolf Hitler's 2nd in command was quoted in saying to Adolf. "Give me New Zealands Maori Battalion, and I'll give you the world"
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replace the royal family with the Royle family

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#21
I couldn't care less if i'm honest with you.

I mean, they keep people happy when they visit them or invite them to tea parties on certain celebrations. I also think the queen has to sign on the dotted line when new laws are introduced, I don't know if she still does that.
It'd be wierd not having a monarchy.

I'd prefer William to be king rather than Charles, his ears annoy me.
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Its not so much that she has power, its more that she is an unelected sponger.

her 2 birthdays a year are payed with with taxpayers money, as are her servants and living costs and those of her family.

i say the monarchy ends with liz. william isnt cut out to be a king harry is a twat and charles is... welll... charles.


Then again, the Royal family do own like all the public parks in London... you know if they were just owned by whoever else they would've been made into office buildings or some other **** a long long time ago.

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I say end it.

Maybe that will stop all the ignorant British people thinking New Zealand is owned by England just because we have the same queen.

I get that so much.


It sounds like people bait you and you bite. Nobody seriously believes that, they're just pulling your gammy leg.
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I'm Australian, but for some reason she's still our Queen as well.

I think the monarchy should end. The Queen has never actually done anything for anybody, but she lives in a palace and is one of the richest people in the world. Can't say that's fair.
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I'm Australian, but for some reason she's still our Queen as well.

I think the monarchy should end. The Queen has never actually done anything for anybody, but she lives in a palace and is one of the richest people in the world. Can't say that's fair.


She's nowhere near being one of the richest people in the world.

She's many hundreds of millions away from being the richest person in Britain, even.
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the queen does actually have a LOT of political power, but doesn't use a lot of it. she has the last say in approving of and dismissing the government, though she normally just goes through the motions. the queen technically has absolute control over the armed forces, and has to approve of any war the UK enters. she also meets with the prime minister every week and talks about the progress of the country, and meets other heads of state- actually quite important in fostering good relations between countries. having said this, a lot of these powers are purely ceremonial and could be replaced by a civil servant. i think the current queen should serve until death, and the system should then be abolished.
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She's nowhere near being one of the richest people in the world.

She's many hundreds of millions away from being the richest person in Britain, even.

She is when you compare her with most people.
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She's nowhere near being one of the richest people in the world.

She's many hundreds of millions away from being the richest person in Britain, even.



she actually has a right to all the land in Britain, if she so wished she could own all of Britain, which make sher potentially the richest person in the world, so in terms of assets she is bloody rich


but yea i want Prince William

hopefully he'd push for legalalisation of weed
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lol @ the people complaining about the Queen sponging off taxes, she does more for the tourism in this country than any other person, the monarchy puts faaaar more money back into the British economy than almost any other organisation.

I'm also pretty sure that all the scum sponging off benefits use more taxpayers money, and they most definetly don't put back into the country.
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I'm actually fairly sure the Queen has the right to overrule whatever the government does that she doesn't like, she just never does. It's not like we have a choice who becomes king when Elizabeth dies anyway. Personally, I'm happy enough with having a monarchy, it's good for tourism, gives something of a national identity and I can't be arsed with new money.
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I say end it.

Maybe that will stop all the ignorant British people thinking New Zealand is owned by England just because we have the same queen.

I get that so much.



Seriously... we don't think that. Everyone in Britain knows New Zealand was merely an after thought during our reign. Anyway you should be thankful to call her your Queen, privilged that you have such close ties to a glorious nation and indebted to that very Queen's ancestors that turned your strip of land into something that resembles a country.

QED.
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Seriously... we don't think that. Everyone in Britain knows New Zealand was merely an after thought during our reign. Anyway you should be thankful to call her your Queen, privilged that you have such close ties to a glorious nation and indebted to that very Queen's ancestors that turned your strip of land into something that resembles a country.

QED.


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Its not so much that she has power, its more that she is an unelected sponger.

her 2 birthdays a year are payed with with taxpayers money, as are her servants and living costs and those of her family.

i say the monarchy ends with liz. william isnt cut out to be a king harry is a twat and charles is... welll... charles.


You do know that until last year, the Royal Family actually made more money for the UK than they spent, don't you? Didn't think so.

I, however, am opposed to the Royal Family. I think the whole idea is redundant.

Although, who would be next in line is not an issue. It would be Charles.

(for the record, don't get me started, I'm a Constitutional Law buff)
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Royal Family = useless? Yes. Get fecking rid.
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I'm all for keeping traditions, especially in a nation like Britain that is rich in history like no other. Who cares if the Monarchy are a bit of a characeture of themselves or merely a novelty. By keeping them, we pay hommage to everything their ancestors did for us and the world
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