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Just now, YouOnlyDieOnce said:

What's to stop him for passing the baton straight to William? I'd be wanting an even more cushy life I was in my 70s, especially with that old nag to feed and muck-out also!

Charles has waited for this moment for his entire life. He isn't going to give it all up now :facepalm:

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I'm not sure Charles is ready yet.

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I wonder if my local pub will be packed tonight? The BBC news at 10 could break all ratings records.

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70 years since the last monarch's death

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1 minute ago, YouOnlyDieOnce said:

I wonder if my local pub will be packed tonight? The BBC news at 10, could break all ratings records.

 

Only if she has passed by then.

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4 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

I'm not sure Charles is ready yet.

Perhaps he may be stuck on the toilet when it happens?

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New Monarch and a new Prime Minister in the same week.

 

Has this ever happened before???

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Just now, SovietJohnny said:

New Monarch and a new Prime Minister in the same week.

 

Has this ever happened before???

probably, back when the King appointed a new prime minister after ascending to the throne

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4 minutes ago, marklv said:

Only if she has passed by then.

It'll probably happen just before to save the inconvenience and expense of a multi-network newsflash.

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4 minutes ago, SovietJohnny said:

New Monarch and a new Prime Minister in the same week.

 

Has this ever happened before???

Closest I can see is William IV acceded in June 1830, then Charles Grey became PM in November

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Was just talking to my plasterer about this news and he said his mate actually works for security surrounding the queen and that last week he was on the phone all day and said I should be getting paid for all this. The man supposedly said that it will be absolute mayhem next week, I guess he knew even something back then the full story he did not share with his friend.

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28 minutes ago, Voice of Reason said:

If she dies tonight, Charles will immediately become King. There won't be time for any public debate.

 

 

The republicans have missed the boat for probably the next five years barring violent public uprising and overthrow of the political order

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Almost 25 years to the day where William and Harry were both at Balmoral finding out that their mother passed away.

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Yes, he should pass the septor to William who should immediatly smash it and end the hipocricy that is a monarch!

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25 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

I'm not sure Charles is ready yet.

 

Strange to think of someone aged 73 taking on their first proper job!

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Just now, Dead Wait said:

 

Strange to think of someone aged 73 taking on their first proper job!

 

He'll be 74 in November.  I can't imagine that he will carry on until 95 or whatever - I reckon he'll abdicate after 10-12 years.

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5 minutes ago, Elvis is alive! said:

Yes, he should pass the septor to William who should immediatly smash it and end the hipocricy that is a monarch!

Where's Oliver Cromwell when you need him?

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I don't really have anything to add that hasn't already been said, but I'm impressed at how the DL servers are holding up so far 

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4 minutes ago, Dead Wait said:

 

Strange to think of someone aged 73 taking on their first proper job!

He was in the Royal Navy. Thats LIKE a proper job.

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2 minutes ago, marklv said:

 

He'll be 74 in November.  I can't imagine that he will carry on until 95 or whatever - I reckon he'll abdicate after 10-12 years.

Perhaps he'll abdicate over dinner tomorrow?

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If she passes away, it may be one of the most massive events of this century.

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1 minute ago, When The said:

If she passes away, it may be one of the most massive events of this century.

Up there with Sandy walking out of Big Brother 3, definitely.

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Just now, When The said:

If she passes away, it may be one of the most massive events of this century.

 

It depends on how you define it.  Ultimately it's just the death of an old lady, nothing more.  The issue is that people in this country venerate the monarchy.

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7 members of the Royal Household should be landing at Aberdeen Airport within 10 mins or so.

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