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The Queen is Dead. Long live the King.
« Topic Start: September 08, 2022, 09:33:20 AM »
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly gravely ill, family is being brought to her bedside, BBC has merged all broadcasts and cancelled normal programming for the day.

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« Reply #1: September 08, 2022, 09:37:54 AM »
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly gravely ill, family is being brought to her bedside, BBC has merged all broadcasts and cancelled normal programming for the day.

25 years since Diana

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« Reply #2: September 08, 2022, 09:38:01 AM »
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly gravely ill, family is being brought to her bedside, BBC has merged all broadcasts and cancelled normal programming for the day.
she will get her own thread when there comes a time for it. 

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« Reply #3: September 08, 2022, 10:12:04 AM »
BBC wearing black ties.

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« Reply #4: September 08, 2022, 10:55:36 AM »
CNN reporting that they are waiting for family to arrive at Balmoral before sharing an update with the public.

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« Reply #5: September 08, 2022, 11:30:08 AM »
CNN reporting that they are waiting for family to arrive at Balmoral before sharing an update with the public.

That's likely to be some time yet. It's a bit over an hour by road from Aberdeen Airport to Balmoral Castle, and the weather is rather atrocious right now and will no doubt slow road travel (the most direct route is the A93, no motorways anywhere near Balmoral).

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« Reply #6: September 08, 2022, 01:35:36 PM »
The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

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« Reply #7: September 08, 2022, 01:57:55 PM »
Just an incredible reign. 70 years. 80% of her citizens have never known another monarch.

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« Reply #8: September 08, 2022, 02:00:18 PM »
Just an incredible reign. 70 years. 80% of her citizens have never known another monarch.
Amazing. Through watching The Crown I really grew to appreciate her, even though she could be as cold as ice to her own children.

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« Reply #9: September 08, 2022, 02:05:17 PM »
Queen of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  I'll be curious to see how long the monarchy lasts in the latter two (all provinces would have to agree to become a republic so not very likely to happen in Canada).

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« Reply #10: September 08, 2022, 02:14:10 PM »
Prince Charles is probably going “Yeah baby”. Thought she would never go.  I think her mother lived to 101.

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« Reply #11: September 08, 2022, 02:43:37 PM »
Prince King Charles is probably going “Yeah baby”. Thought she would never go.  I think her mother lived to 101.

Ahem....

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« Reply #12: September 08, 2022, 03:17:40 PM »
Ahem....

He ain't crowned yet. Maybe we'll get intruigue, patricide. Skip a generation.

Edit: Sorry. Too soon. Too cold.

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« Reply #13: September 08, 2022, 03:33:00 PM »
Ahem....
Not quite yet and no assurance he will use Charles.

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« Reply #14: September 08, 2022, 03:54:33 PM »
Not quite yet and no assurance he will use Charles.
it's already been announced by the Prime Minister he is henceforth known as His Majesty, King Charles III.

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« Reply #15: September 08, 2022, 04:10:46 PM »
it's already been announced by the Prime Minister he is henceforth known as His Majesty, King Charles III.
He really is boring.

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« Reply #16: September 08, 2022, 04:11:44 PM »
He really is boring.

He could have been King Aurthur.

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« Reply #17: September 08, 2022, 04:17:38 PM »
Given how long he was Crown Prince, I wonder if he decides to abdicate once he's on the thrown for several years.  He's 73, so perhaps at 80 - 85?  Give him a chance to see his son as King. 

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« Reply #18: September 08, 2022, 04:30:40 PM »
He ain't crowned yet. Maybe we'll get intruigue, patricide. Skip a generation.

Edit: Sorry. Too soon. Too cold.

It wouldn't matter because he would still have been king. The heir apparent accedes immediately, and automatically, upon the death of the Monarch. The late Queen acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952, when George VI died, but her coronation wasn't until June 1953. A better example might be King Edward VIII, who was king from January 20 to December 11, 1936, but never had a coronation because he abdicated before it was held (they continued with the same coronation and simply crowned George VI instead).

Now, hypothetically, there could be a bizarre scenario in which the heir apparent converted to Catholicism or Orthodoxy right as the previous Monarch died, thereby removing himself from the line of succession. But that would take some very remarkable timing.

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« Reply #19: September 08, 2022, 04:54:30 PM »
Lets see, both Elizabeths were among the greatest monarchs the Brits have ever had. One Charles gave way to the first republic the brits have ever had and the second one started the line that saw the monarchy neutered. Not great omens

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« Reply #20: September 08, 2022, 04:55:05 PM »
Not quite yet and no assurance he will use Charles.

The queen is dead, long live the king. There is never a gap

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« Reply #21: September 08, 2022, 05:00:38 PM »
it's already been announced by the Prime Minister he is henceforth known as His Majesty, King Charles III.
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Re: The Queen is Dead. Long live the King.
« Reply #24: September 08, 2022, 06:01:40 PM »
Strange the announcement didn’t come during a Nick Castellanos at bat.