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Originally Posted by meetajhu;13313372 
Sex between the couples could break the internet

This.
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post #172 of 205
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Originally Posted by bucdan;13319892 
Not sure how much is a pence, but dang... I thought the wedding costed 40 million pounds? Roughly 64 million USD.

Either way, I'm visiting the UK again after I finish school. Last time I went, It was just chilling in one area to watch American Football over there, this time... I have a whole new agenda, love that accent biggrin.gif

A pence is about 1.67 cents at the moment. 69p is $1.15.
     
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post #173 of 205
I actuallly watched the wedding (well,not the entire event) and it was pretty amazing!
There are so many traditions about this wedding, it was all interesting! She is really pretty and omg the event was followed by tons of people! Some people here at Bulgaria did a cake with the faces of Kate and William.. Lol! The royal wedding..eh eh.
    
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post #174 of 205
bbc.co.uk went down for a few hours. As for people who say who cares?
around 2,000,000,000 watched the service. More than any sporting event super bowl/olympics/football so I guess quite a few.
    
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post #175 of 205
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Originally Posted by strap624;13320940 
^^^This is more important than the wedding, it's sickening that people in this country think that a wedding for rich socialites or the latest jersey shore episode is more important or more entertaining than the last shuttle launch.

Shuttle launch was scrubbed, argument is invalid. Also, importance is relative - what is on the space shuttle is important - the space shuttle itself is no longer (in my book anyway). In the end, it's a rocket taking off.
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Originally Posted by archangelabove;13320565 
Right, but where did the Royal's get their money?

Oh yea that's right, they stole everything of value from their people over the past thousand years. Now they live off the "acquired" assets of their heritage.

IMO, the royal family should be liquidated, all of it's assets seized and auctioned off.. the proceeds of which should go into social programs for the poor.

In a true republic, even a fake monarchy wouldn't be allowed to exist.

The profit of the Royal Family per year (around £200 million) is (in the long term) far greater than simply seizing assets. In any case, the assets are not those of the Royal Family - they are surrendered to the particular royal at the start of each reign. Assuming that income is a roughly constant £200 million per year, they pay for their assets every 13-15 years. All surplus goes to the Government, and is used in the same way as all other taxes are.

Anger over the existence of the Royal Family is fine, but there's no point saying that they'd make more money in a massive fire sale - that's just not true.

As others have said, the UK is not a republic, in any way shape or form.

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Originally Posted by fruitcake8685;13321602 
bbc.co.uk went down for a few hours. As for people who say who cares?
around 2,000,000,000 watched the service. More than any sporting event super bowl/olympics/football so I guess quite a few.

No chance. That figure is speculation, and was used to describe the people who'd read reports of it or seen photos, as well as watching the actual ceremony.

So really, it's just everyone in the world who watched international news today, or buys a newspaper tomorrow.
Edited by Cepheus - 4/29/11 at 1:10pm
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Who's the star on the wedding? Kate or Pippa? tongue.gif
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this thread is dumb .. and definitely not news.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirby1;13322551 
this thread is dumb .. and definitely not news.

Thanks for posting..
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LOl indeed, kinda weird new to discuss at OCN but I really enjoy what do ppl think about the wedding.. devil.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alltoasters;13318731 
I don't think she can become queen, since she is not of blue blood, only a consort. Not 100% sure of this though.

Blood or rank doesn't matter. Unless a specific exception is made as in the case of Camilla. However if the genders are reversed then said guy would not become King if his wife became Queen. He would remain Prince as you cannot have someone with a rank higher than your monarch; Queen Anne & Prince George, Queen Victoria & Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip. The exception was William and Mary. William had a legitimate claim to the throne outside of his marriage to Mary and so was able to take the throne upon her death.

@archangelabove; as Cepheus said the UK isn't a Republic we are a Constitutional Monarchy
Edited by Starbuck5000 - 4/29/11 at 3:03pm
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