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    Why Not William

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    Meanwhile, would anyone like to give me 1000 to 1 odds for a £1 bet that Prince George of Cambridge will be King of England before the year's out? Both Ladbrokes and William Hill are refusing to open a book on it.
    So, why not William?

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    Oh.

    For those uninformed, Queen Elizabeth is the present monarch of Great Britain and assorted lesser lands.

    Her heir is Prince Charles, the next is his son Prince William and the next in line is William's eldest Prince George.

    To get 1000 to 1 odds, I need to multiply the Queen (6/1) by Charles (14/1) and that only gets me to 84 to 1. Multiplying by William (30/1) takes me comfortably past 1000 to 1 and hence provides an attractive offer.

    "The Year of the Four Monarchs" has a ring to it.
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    Re: Why Not William

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Oh.

    For those uninformed, Queen Elizabeth is the present monarch of Great Britain and assorted lesser lands.

    Her heir is Prince Charles, the next is his son Prince William and the next in line is William's eldest Prince George.

    To get 1000 to 1 odds, I need to multiply the Queen (6/1) by Charles (14/1) and that only gets me to 84 to 1. Multiplying by William (30/1) takes me comfortably past 1000 to 1 and hence provides an attractive offer.

    "The Year of the Four Monarchs" has a ring to it.
    Ah, that explains it.

    I’d assumed, from the thread your post was in, that you were positing our loosing the Queen to Coronavirus and who would replace her, I could see the possibility of Charles standing down in favour of William but could not see why George.

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    Re: Why Not William

    George strikes me a a tad young for the post, I think.
    I mean sure, he probably stands a good chance of carrying the job into the next century, and it is basically a ceremonial position, these days, but I would think you Brits would prefer to have a mature ceremonial voice for a while longer.
    Besides, look at all the trouble your last King George got you into.
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    There's precedent for kings that young. What individual Brits would prefer is immaterial, we have the lore. We have the book of succession. We have no choice in the matter, and neither does the office-holder once his rank has been attained. Let's face it, one can't have a feudal system without an overlord.

    Gormenghast is a useful primer on the subject.
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    Re: Why Not William

    Canada stole your prince...

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    It took me a bit of re-reading to get here.
    So, we are working off the position that Crown bug might just carve up the upper echelon of the Crown for you.
    Even though most of them are within the high risk age groups, I somehow doubt that they are in the economic range in which we are likely to find a majority of the victims of this thing.
    I am sure that they would all be "marked as Safe" on Facebook.
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    I take complaisant pleasure in sickness and deseases being a great leveller - the word "leveller" having quite a resonance in English history. Wealth and privilege will not avert the plague, neither in 1666 (God's Wrath On Wanton Sinners) nor in 2020 (Sky-High Overpopulation, if you ask my opinion).
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    “Her Majesty will move to Windsor Castle for the Easter period on Thursday 19 March, one week earlier than planned. It is likely the Queen will stay there beyond the Easter period,” it said.
    The drawbridges are being drawn up.

    The cancellation of the Queen’s garden parties is thought to be unprecedented. Palace officials could not recall a similar occasion in recent memory.
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    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: Why Not William

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    "Lesser lands"..........?????



    Spoken like a true constipated privileged old white male of the realm. Just remember the true Queen of England lives in the northern territory. Yours is a German fake.

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