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1 hour ago, Raja said:

Do his comms people actually see these before they put it out?

He can barely pass off as a human in these.

If Richard Ayoade playing as Maurice Moss (the IT Crowd) read exactly the same script and you played the audio [only] of both I bet most people would not correctly pick which version was Sunak. Though I think Maurice would sound marginally more genuine in his enthusiasm.

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It may turn out, in the fullness of time, that QUEII's enduring popularity wasn't due to her being a nothing figurehead granny controlled by courtiers, but was a reflection of her actual personality and judgement.  It appears that, well meaning as he may be, Charles doesn't have the same intuitive sense of what to do/say as monarch that his mother did.  

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47 minutes ago, Cas Stark said:

It may turn out, in the fullness of time, that QUEII's enduring popularity wasn't due to her being a nothing figurehead granny controlled by courtiers, but was a reflection of her actual personality and judgement.  It appears that, well meaning as he may be, Charles doesn't have the same intuitive sense of what to do/say as monarch that his mother did.  

I think the Queen had superb negative judgment, i.e., she knew what not to do.  Charles makes decisions that seem petty and self-defeating and will come back to bite him after the honeymoon of the Coronation. 

For example, evicting the Queen's dresser Angela Kelly, sends a nasty message that Charles does not value loyalty, and severs bonds with someone who could tell a few tales if she chose (and the financial incentives are all there, sadly).  

Similarly, if Harry and Megan wanted to leave, Charles could have offered them a financial settlement of $20-30 million with an NDA that would avoided the damage to William's reputation.  No Netflix show, no memoir, no orgy of recrimination and anger and constant drama.  

What's really striking is that the royal family (and the Crown) should be able to take the long view.  But they behave like politicians, just trying to get a few good tabloid headlines and get through the week.  

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5 hours ago, polishgenius said:

 


lmao get fucked

 

eta: I missed that we covered this on the last page. But my sentiment stands.

Which bubble head inside that monarchal bubble came up with this?  Does anyone know?

BTW, Britbox, to which I subscribe, is deluging my in-box with breathless notifications of how much I want to watch, LIVE! the coronation, and the many other activities leading up to it, around it, and the celebrations after it.  They did the same with EII's funeral.  I didn't watch any of that, and won't be watching any of this either. 

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32 minutes ago, Gaston de Foix said:

I think the Queen had superb negative judgment, i.e., she knew what not to do.

 

Yeah, like not spending public money on bailing out Andr... oh. 

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32 minutes ago, Gaston de Foix said:

 

Similarly, if Harry and Megan wanted to leave, Charles could have offered them a financial settlement of $20-30 million with an NDA that would avoided the damage to William's reputation.  No Netflix show, no memoir, no orgy of recrimination and anger and constant drama.  

Meghan and Harry 'left' in the Queen's time. 

 

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35 minutes ago, Gaston de Foix said:

I think the Queen had superb negative judgment, i.e., she knew what not to do.  Charles makes decisions that seem petty and self-defeating and will come back to bite him after the honeymoon of the Coronation. 

For example, evicting the Queen's dresser Angela Kelly, sends a nasty message that Charles does not value loyalty, and severs bonds with someone who could tell a few tales if she chose (and the financial incentives are all there, sadly).  

Similarly, if Harry and Megan wanted to leave, Charles could have offered them a financial settlement of $20-30 million with an NDA that would avoided the damage to William's reputation.  No Netflix show, no memoir, no orgy of recrimination and anger and constant drama.  

What's really striking is that the royal family (and the Crown) should be able to take the long view.  But they behave like politicians, just trying to get a few good tabloid headlines and get through the week.  

Agree.  The Queen knew the value of doing nothing, take the long view, things blow over.  Charles is down in the trenches trying to fight for his weekly poll numbers.  It's odd, considering she only had a scant few years to learn 'queenship' before her father died, and Charles has had 6 decades and can't stop from own goaling.

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3 minutes ago, polishgenius said:

 

Yeah, like not spending public money on bailing out Andr... oh. 

Similarly: 

Meghan and Harry 'left' in the Queen's time. 

 

Unless you think all of the queen's money is public money, then that never happened.  

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2 hours ago, Derfel Cadarn said:

Call me when there's a fanfic book about him making love with a dinosaur. Until then, pass. 

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18 minutes ago, Fragile Bird said:

What did it say? It’s already been deleted by the author.

The moment the crown is put on his head, the soldiers [for the salutary shots] will take aim and fire.

Something along that line, with it very easily being (mis-)understood that they'll be gunning for the new monarch. The author was the BBC btw.

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