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Scandalous reverence breach by HRH Mette-Marit

  1. Mar 24, 2012 #1

    arildno

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    Scandalous reverence breach by HRH Mette-Marit!!

    Norway is in utter shock and deep humiliation when our consort to the Crown Prince, Mette Marit, made reverence towards the Duchess of Cornwall, a woman as common born as herself, and of no higher royal rank herself.

    Some try to salvage this breach on royal etiquette by pointing out that Camilla Parker-Bowles (now, Duchess) by saying it was "sympathetic" of Mette-Marit to make reverence towards an older woman.
    But that won't do at all, we need a revolution!!!
    :grumpy:
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2012 #2
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    The Natteravnene should hold a candle light vigil outside the palace.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2012 #3
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    If it's any help, I'm utterly shocked and deeply humiliated whenever anyone bows to royalty. - H.R.H. an Amerian Citizen.
     
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  5. Mar 24, 2012 #4

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    Good Lord, she didn't bow. That would have given me a heart attack.
    But, she DID curtsy, and that is bad enough.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2012 #5
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    What exactly does the title "Duchess of Cornwall" actually mean? Is Cornwall her royal fief? Is she involved in the civic affairs of Cornwall? Does she speak Cornish? Does she like Cornish food? Do the good citizens of Cornwall have anything to say about her being their Duchess? Does she collect rent from the good citizens of Cornwall?. If she is the Duchess, then her husband must be the Duke of Cornwall. However, he (William) will presumably become Prince of Wales. Can he be a duke and a prince at the same time? In fact, I think he is already a prince of some sort.

    I consider these to be very important questions for which I require answers for my peace of mind.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2012 #6

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    Indeed he is (like every heir to the throne has been since 1337). Though confusingly, much of the Duchy of Cornwall is not actually IN Cornwall.
    I think you are confusing Prince William with his father Prince Charles.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2012 #7
    Re: Scandalous reverence breach by HRH Mette-Marit!!

    Why am I not surprised? Where is it? New Jersey?


    Isn't Charles the current Prince of Wales? I meant that William would become Prince of Wales when Charles becomes king (if that ever happens). I think the Queen will live to be 100 like her mother.
     
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  9. Mar 24, 2012 #8

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    No, Wales is a principality, not a duchy.
    However, the Prince of Wales is ALSO the duke of Cornwall.
    Wales has no princess.

    The Duke of Cornwall exacted, in 2007, 16.3 million pound sterling in profit from the ducal holdings.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchy_of_Cornwall
     
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  10. Mar 24, 2012 #9
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    Yes. Corrected that. In English we call it a principality. But if Cornwall (duchy) is mostly not in Cornwall (county), is Wales (principality) mostly not in Wales? BTW, if Cornwall is a county, shouldn't it have a count?

    And the people of the Duchy of Cornwall (where ever it is) should be proud to pay it so that they can say they have a duke of their very own.
     
  11. Mar 24, 2012 #10

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    They should have curtsied to one another (as opposed to a fish-slap dance).
     
  12. Mar 24, 2012 #11

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    No, that ugly British cow-witch should have fled in shame when beholding the resplendent beauty&regality of our Crown Princess! :approve:
     
  13. Mar 24, 2012 #12
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    I am slightly confused by the thread??
     
  14. Mar 24, 2012 #13

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    Plebeian uncertainties..
     
  15. Mar 24, 2012 #14

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    Correct, but from your first post you seemed confused about who was married to whom.

    Charles and Camilla (Duke and Duchess of Cornwall).
    William and Kate (who is Duchess of Cambridge, not Cornwall).
     
  16. Mar 24, 2012 #15

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    William is Duchess of Cambridge,too??

    I only knew that William is the current Baron Carrickfergus, but now I know better! :smile:
     
  17. Mar 24, 2012 #16

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    Does the Duchess of Cornwall have to schedule Cornish Game-Hens for dinner a specified number of times each week? Dem little birds should mount a counter-offensive.
     
  18. Mar 25, 2012 #17
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    I'm not quite sure whether this thread is meant as a joke or not... Royalty? In 2012? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Mar 25, 2012 #18

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    Off with their heads.
     
  20. Mar 25, 2012 #19
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    What makes royalty acceptable/unacceptable and when did this change? 1854?

    We have the hottest princess: Princess Catherine. Nuff said.
     
  21. Mar 25, 2012 #20
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    1776.
     
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