Lady Amelia Windsor (age 22)

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April 10th, 2018 at 6:50:04 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Lady Amelia Windsor (age 22) with the most famous surname in the world, attends a party. Her great great grandfather was George V (monarch from 1910 to 1937). The child of Catholic parents, but not Catholic herself (unlike her brother and sister), she was put back in the royal succession five years ago , and is now ranked #35.

That is far below the 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II.

It's a pretty nice life, as your grandparents live in wing of the castle with Prince Harry, and you get the glamour and no job title.
April 10th, 2018 at 8:22:55 AM permalink
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One thing I don't get is why does the British royal family get so much attention, while most countries in Europe have their own royal family, that you never hear about.
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April 10th, 2018 at 9:45:41 AM permalink
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Quote: Wizard
One thing I don't get is why does the British royal family get so much attention, while most countries in Europe have their own royal family, that you never hear about.


IMHO it is the common heritage. We threw them out because we didn't want a king. But anthropology shows that people and societies need some kind of royalty to look up to. So we follow them. I don't, many don't, but so many do.
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April 10th, 2018 at 11:32:54 AM permalink
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Quote: Wizard
One thing I don't get is why does the British royal family get so much attention, while most countries in Europe have their own royal family, that you never hear about.


The estates owned by British royalty
are some of the most visited tourist sites in
the world. 10's of million of visitors
in the summer. For some of the
castles you have to book a year in
advance and it's not cheap. The
world has always been fascinated
by Brit royalty, it's so old and has
such a long unbroken line of
monarchs.
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April 10th, 2018 at 11:55:53 AM permalink
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Quote: Wizard
One thing I don't get is why does the British royal family get so much attention, while most countries in Europe have their own royal family, that you never hear about.


Two words: Empire and Commonwealth.
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April 10th, 2018 at 12:36:14 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
The estates owned by British royalty
are some of the most visited tourist sites in
the world.


I must admit I went to Buckingham Palace, hoping to see the changing of the guards, but was there at the wrong time.
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April 10th, 2018 at 1:29:16 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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I must admit I went to Buckingham Palace, hoping to see the changing of the guards, but was there at the wrong time.


Were Christopher and Alice there?
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April 10th, 2018 at 1:36:01 PM permalink
Wizard
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Were Christopher and Alice there?


Who are they?
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April 10th, 2018 at 1:46:37 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Who are they?


Christopher is one of the guards.
A soldiers life is terribly hard!

It is a Brit nursery rhyme and was on Mad Men. Google "They're changing the guard at Buckingham Palace" for detail.
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April 10th, 2018 at 2:02:51 PM permalink
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Who are they?


Poem "Buckingham Palace" by A. A. Milne

http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/england/mmilne-buckinghampalace.htm
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