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Did Duchess Kate Almost Say the "D" Word?

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 11th, 2013, 4:04 pm

No I think they have to be neutral when it comes to politics.
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Post by Vanessa » Mon March 11th, 2013, 4:04 pm

No, the Queen is a figure head, although the prime minister does have discussions with her. I'm sure she gives her two penn'orth, though!

The Royal family attract a lot of tourism, therefore bring money into the country, so it's very unlikely they will be 'got rid of' (how would you do this - assassinate them??). You wouldn't come to the UK for the weather, would you?! LOL. So, no, Queen Liz will not be the lasty monarch. They are much loved by the majority of the British public (including me). Contrary to what people say, they do work very hard with their various charities, etc. I wouldn't want their job - you couldn't exactly pop down to the local shop in your pyjamas, could you?

I wouldn't fancy the alternative either - I don't see that that's any better.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 11th, 2013, 4:29 pm

Yes they do a lot for charity too, including a lot of things that don't even get into the press.
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Post by Divia » Tue March 12th, 2013, 12:01 am

Well I am hoping for a girl, cause that would be super sweet since they changed the whole who can take the throne thing.
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu March 14th, 2013, 3:48 pm

Having grown up in a nation without royalty, I rather like them.

Even if she had said something beginning with a "d" it could have been dear, or darling, or devilishly handsome or just about anything else.

A girl would be lovely, but then so would a boy. I have no preference for them. Just hope mother and baby make it through all right.

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Post by Helen_Davis » Thu March 28th, 2013, 2:26 pm

I think they are having a girl! Wish them the best!

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