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The Queen should think about retiring

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

The former Labour deputy Prime Minister said he wanted to pass on concerns from a friend that, at the age of 86, the Monarch was “overburdening” herself and was risking her health.

He added that the Queen herself seems unsure of her own health after her recent bout of illness which left her in hospital.

Lord Prescott, who is a member of the Privy Council which advises the Queen, said: “Even her doctors seem baffled by her illness, with the Queen reportedly telling Kamalesh Sharma, the Commonwealth Secretary General: ‘They’re not sure what’s the matter with me’.”

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

Well, a Pope retired...I guess a monarch could set a new precedent and retire.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

Not against her will, she shouldn't. (Especially when her replacement might be a multi-faith numpty who talks to plants!)

Edited by ealdwita, 24 March 2013 - 01:57 PM.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:07 PM

personally think they should.all just disapeer and live there lives away from tbe public. unelected.sponges  sorry about spellings hard to type.on new fone

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

Lord Prescott must have run out of acceptable topics to pen for his column.

His opinion, or that of his friend's, on this matter, would be better focused on considerations over their own retirements.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

If you like your job, you don't want to retire, and who could not like being Queen of England?


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 24 March 2013 - 02:57 PM, said:

If you like your job, you don't want to retire, and who could not like being Queen of England?

I'd make a great queen of england.    ...wait

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

Queen Elizabeth II is not going to abdicate.

On 21st April 1947 the then Princess Elizabeth made a 21st-birthday speech in which she vowed to serve her country for her whole life.

It was quite a lengthy speech but towards the end of it she said this:

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.

But I shall not have strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join in it with me, as I now invite you to do: I know that your support will be unfailingly given. God help me to make good my vow, and God bless all of you who are willing to share in it.


Elizabeth II vowed to serve her country until the day she dies.  She will not break that promise.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 24 March 2013 - 02:57 PM, said:

If you like your job, you don't want to retire, and who could not like being Queen of England?

There hasn't been a Queen of England since 1603.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

Yea that occurred to me: I'm a bit slow on my protocol.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:41 PM

No, I'm doing just fine thanks.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

I'm kinda hoping she outlives Charles. :P

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

I think she should retire and take the rest of the family with her.No need for a royal family,time for the UK to catch up with the modern world.Read somewhere last year that it took 65 mil of taxpayers dollars to keep this family up to their standards,about time they go out and get real jobs if they choose to live this way.....Pay for it out of their own pockets.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 24 March 2013 - 09:56 PM, said:

I think she should retire and take the rest of the family with her.No need for a royal family,time for the UK to catch up with the modern world.Read somewhere last year that it took 65 mil of taxpayers dollars to keep this family up to their standards,about time they go out and get real jobs if they choose to live this way.....Pay for it out of their own pockets.
Yeah, after all it's not as if technically she owns the country.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:38 PM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 24 March 2013 - 10:33 PM, said:

Yeah, after all it's not as if technically she owns the country.

Modern world here,no one technically owns anything.Time for her to share the wealth,after all im told its the sophisticated thing to do  ;)

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