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What, no RIP Elizabeth II Thread?
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ghporter
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Sep 9, 2022, 10:19 AM
 
The longest reigning monarch in British history, and second longest in ALL history has died. And I’m sad.

Years ago, Esquire magazine ran a short article on Elizabeth II, which started my fascination with her specifically. And the more I’ve learned about her, the more badass she’s proven to be.

She was also a very dedicated horsewoman, she had a wicked sense of humor, and she was particularly tech savvy as well.

Whatever political or “royal watching” issues folks have with her, Elizabeth passed away a little more than a year after Phillip. This timing is pretty common for widows, but more than that, it reflects the sincerity of her relationship with him.

RIP Lilibet.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Sep 10, 2022, 07:39 AM
 
Yes. She has been a constant in billions of lives and its going to be super weird having a king instead.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 10, 2022, 08:55 AM
 
Bet he croaks, like, immediately.
     
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Sep 10, 2022, 09:46 AM
 
Nah. But there is an off-chance he might be the last monarch of the UK. Obviously, that would take a whole lot of dealing throughout the commonwealth to pull it off.
     
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Sep 10, 2022, 02:15 PM
 
Considering that the monarchy is basically the only reason that Parliament has two houses - even though the House of Lords isn’t really that active in law making - I don’t know that just letting royalty fade away would be good for anyone. I think it would take a lot of restructuring to make everyday governance work without it.

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Sep 10, 2022, 02:40 PM
 
I never met her. I do have good impressions - she was a source of stability. The UK government would do this or that, while the Queen *never* said dipshit nonsense.
     
   
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