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Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
30 Apr 2011 9:42PM

Quote:Yes I must say Pipa is a real dish, ok I'm a dirty old man, but what the hell I have a right to an opinion.
Phill



She seems to have appeal across the generations. My (nearly) 21 year-old son apparently watched the entire proceedings just because he caught sight of her early on and decided maybe it was worth watching after all.

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SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
30 Apr 2011 10:05PM
I think Chelsey'll have to watch old Harry from now on. He looked a bit smitten to me. So did Phillip. Wink
As you say f8, men ...... Grin
f8 11 9.2k 22 England
30 Apr 2011 10:15PM
Quite........ but we do love a pretty girl.
saltireblue e2
4 4.1k 26 Norway
1 May 2011 9:59AM
Two points I picked up on.
David Beckham looked extremely elegant, as usual, but he was wearing his OBE on the wrong side! He had it pinned on his right instead of on the left.

Now. Firstly, I am in favour of what the royal family stands for and what a great job they do for UK plc.
But, what is the point of a Royal Family if it is now being 'watered down' by admitting commoners to the ranks. Especially when it affects the direct line of ascession.
The Norwegian Royals are now more common than royal. The current king married a commoner. Their son, the crown prince is therefore only 50% royal. He too married a commoner, and their son is therefore only 25% royal, and he will one day becocme king.....
Keep it royal or do away with it.
Grampy 5 507 71 England
1 May 2011 10:19AM
Nothing wrong with being common, why can't a Royal family be common they are after all a symbol, the days are long past of real Royal marriages, I'm glad to say. I'd rather have a british commoner as Queen than a Greek consort (no offence to the Greeks or Prince Phillip) but as long as the symbolic Royal family is British that's all that matters to me. We have a wonderful product by which to sell this country, so long live the Queen.
As to Beckham I don't know why he wore it on the right, maybe a non military does that, what a shame he was the only one non military showing pride in his medal.
Phill
Tooth 9 5.8k 227 Ireland
1 May 2011 3:37PM
The problem I see with this "common" thingis that people seem to drool over the fact that..."ooohh, she has the common touch", "she's a very normal down to earth girl, just like one of us.." etc..... Diana was the goddess of "down to earth normalness" apparently. People even used to say it about the Queen Mother ...
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yet nothing could be further from the truth. So what if they can talk to common people without looking horrified, it doesn't make them a bit common themselves. They're incredibly privileged top social class of society and they'll never go hungry or on the dole. So let them get on with their lives, good luck to them, but per-lease stop talking about the common touch


(ooops, sorry Chris, forgot which thread I was in....hmmmm - it's a beautiful sunny day today, makes you feel good to be alive Smile Smile )

Stephen
gcarth e2
10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 12:02PM

Quote:Nice post .. and a nice change to the moaners and snipers ... same scentiments from me. It was nice to see such a gathering of happy well behaved people and the positive attention of 2 billion people around the world. My fiance was blubbing like a good one LOL ....
Or as one of the many moaners and snipers, I would say it would be a lot nicer to see "such a gathering of happy well behaved people and the positive attention of 2 billion people around the world" if they were celebrating the banning of the export of arms; non-inteference in other countries' affairs; more accountability of politicians to the electorate instead of big business etc. etc.
I wish William and Kate well - they seem like a nice couple but really all this nonsense of deferring to a "Royal Family" that only holds its privileged position by sheer accident of birth, is ridiculous.
The royal family, surely, are no better or worse than any average family in Britain, so far as we can measure: In my opinion they are neither exceptionally bright or stupid; nor are they exceptional nice or nasty. SadSmile
I don't think that all dissenters from establishment values are moaners or snipers: I like to think that some of us are thinkers who try to make an honest appraisal and critique of our cultural values and policies at home and abroad.
gcarth e2
10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 12:12PM

Quote:(ooops, sorry Chris, forgot which thread I was in....hmmmm - it's a beautiful sunny day today, makes you feel good to be alive Smile Smile )

Stephen

Yes, I echo that - I forgot too - and in spite of my previous comments, I must admit it was quite nice to see so much happiness on TV per se.Smile
I hated the backside licking of various commentators and lackeys, though...SadSmile
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
2 May 2011 2:02PM
I'm very happy today. The sun is out, the breeze is keeping the temperature just right and I've added another lovely handbag to my collection with some birthday money. Smile
Picture_Newport 6 659 19 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 3:45PM

Quote:Two points I picked up on.
David Beckham looked extremely elegant, as usual, but he was wearing his OBE on the wrong side! He had it pinned on his right instead of on the left.



No doubt Posh put it on for him Grin
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
2 May 2011 4:43PM

Quote:David Beckham looked extremely elegant, as usual, but he was wearing his OBE on the wrong side! He had it pinned on his right instead of on the left.

Can he tell his left from his right then . . . ?
kaybee 10 3.9k 24 Scotland
2 May 2011 4:54PM
Well he can't read - because the invitations said medals and 'adornmants' were not to be worn
Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
2 May 2011 5:52PM
It's his birthday today so hopefully someone will have bought him a guide to etiquette. He's well in with royalty so will need to brush up otherwise his knighthood will be on hold - can't have commoners committing faux pas on this scale, especially in front of 2 billion. What will people think?

(Just in case you're wondering I only know it's his birthday because it's also mine).
Gaucho e2
12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
2 May 2011 8:18PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ewan and David!

There, that's happy.
Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
2 May 2011 9:06PM
Merci beaucoup mon ami. David says "thanks" too.

Ewan

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