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News Are you ready for a next-in-line future Queen or King to be born?

  1. Jul 22, 2013 #1
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  3. Jul 22, 2013 #2

    cobalt124

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    Still waiting.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2013 #3
    After they changed the laws so that the firstborn will become ruler (King or Queen) did they also change the spouse naming convention? The wife of the King gets to be Queen, but the husband of the Queen is traditionally given the title Prince (Prince consort).
     
  5. Jul 22, 2013 #4
    A boy has been born. No name given yet.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2013 #5

    AlephZero

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    I go for the Bislama version (the language of the South Pacific Island Vanatu). English translation: "Number one big fella him belong Mrs Queen."
     
  7. Jul 22, 2013 #6
    There is legislation going through NZ's Parliament regarding this, as all Commonwealth countries need the law in place, to align with UK's law.

    http://inthehouse.co.nz/node/19593 [Broken]
     
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  8. Jul 22, 2013 #7

    Integral

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    Yawn!

    Baby? Did I mention that my 6th grandchild (1st grandaughter) was recently born?
     
  9. Jul 22, 2013 #8
    May I ask if the royal couple induced any measures to improve the odds of a boy? I believe sperm with X chromosomes can be separated from sperm with Y chromosomes.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2013 #9

    AlephZero

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    Unlikely, since both parents refused to be told what sex it was before it was born.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2013 #10
    That's not sufficient: you can still separate the sperm and still not have 100% separation so won't know conclusively if an X got through (the cell membrane) so won't know for sure until examination. And I suppose it's just a coincidence the next in line are four males about the same time we develop the knowledge to select sex this way. Suppose though it would cause controversy if exposed. But you would think for something so important, and a family with resources to do so, that they would want to ensure a male heir.
     
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  12. Jul 22, 2013 #11
    I'm not ready. Stick it back in.
     
  13. Jul 22, 2013 #12
    Am I the only one here who doesn't care about her or her baby whatsoever?
     
  14. Jul 22, 2013 #13
    Nope, you're not the only one.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2013 #14

    dlgoff

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    Yea. Besides, you have to be ready for YOUR new King. :biggrin:
     
  16. Jul 22, 2013 #15

    russ_watters

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    Who's baby?
     
  17. Jul 22, 2013 #16
    LOL! I like that attitude. :)
     
  18. Jul 23, 2013 #17

    davenn

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    LOL

    I feel much the same way as you

    but a hearty congrats on your relatively new grand-daughter :)

    Dave
     
  19. Jul 23, 2013 #18
    Applicable to NZ:

    http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/18107150/rules-shake-up-preceded-royal-birth/ [Broken]

     
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  20. Jul 23, 2013 #19

    Cthugha

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    Hmm, we have a baby which is already predestined to become a ruler at its birth. We have a baby born into an elitist society not everybody can enter and we have this society practicing awkward and strange traditions...I suppose people must be talking about Rosemary's baby. :devil:
     
  21. Jul 23, 2013 #20

    WannabeNewton

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    LOL oh god I lol'ed so hard. The royal "stick it back in" festival need commence!

    Anyways, as an American I have more important celebrity babies to pay attention to, especially Kanye and Kim's baby North West.
     
  22. Jul 23, 2013 #21
    . . . Jesus guys, someone had to be king back then and their lineage was. It's a celebration of the growth of humanity from humble, animal, primitive beginnings to the grand skyscrapers and space crafts of today: two hundred-thousand generations and the razor-sharp cutting edge of selection have crafted what we have today and the Royal family had a more-than-ordinary part in that evolution.

    So quit hatin' them and I'm not even British.
     
  23. Jul 23, 2013 #22
    Is your granddaughter royalty? No? Yawn...*

    For someone who doesn't care, you took your time to go to the thread, read the posts, post a comment, and reply to replies...

    Read the subject of the topic.

    Since the baby won't be King for quite sometime, you have more time to be ready.

    *Congratulations, by the way!
     
  24. Jul 23, 2013 #23

    Ryan_m_b

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    I don't disparage the media from covering the birth at all but I can't stand the common trend of constantly reporting that there is nothing to report. It happens with every "major" news story whether it be serious like a bomb attack or trivial like celebrity news.

    After the first 15minutes of summary, eye witness accounts and expert interviews there's nothing more to be said but news outlets constantly report with increasing speculation. It's an utter waste of time. With this story all day the news has cut to a reporter standing outside the hospital reporting nothing has happened yet, then they'd ask the reporter to guess when something would happen. Mad!

    Imagine how informed about world events people might be if rolling news reported news rather than the lack of development in one story...
     
  25. Jul 23, 2013 #24

    turbo

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    Is there a single person here who effected by "ROYAL" birth?
     
  26. Jul 23, 2013 #25

    turbo

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    America fought to escape from "royalty", so why is our media so entranced? I have to wonder...
     
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