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    American obsession with royals

    Just wondering why we Americans are so taken with old world matters,do you fit into this group.
    OR are you like me and find it strange in our melting pot of no monarchs?
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    Re: American obsession with royals

    How many of us grew up watching the Disney Princesses and Princes? It's SUPER romanticized, and since we don't live with it, it's mysterious too. That's an attractive combination.
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    Re: American obsession with royals

    I myself ill settle for a sane and stable president.

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    also want Trump to stop stirring up the middle east

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    This comes to mind.
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    It is interesting that humans seem to believe that they are the crown of creation,until nature drops a house on them....Just saying....

    I have decided that I no longer want to be an adult... If anyone needs me, I'll be in my blanket fort, coloring.

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    Re: American obsession with royals

    Well, we DO have close ties with Great Britain in many ways. Most American Protestants follow a King's version of the bible, and we used to be under their rule. I love the royal weddings, and this may well be my last - Will & Kate's kids are very young, and I'm...not. So I'm dvr'ing the whole thing. The British have a sense of precision and planning not unlike my own, and I love seeing grand events unfold.

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    Re: American obsession with royals

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Yeah - we really, really need somebody to own the vast wealth of America, invest it living the costly life of a superior being, and do little or nothing useful except show up on special occasions.
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    Re: American obsession with royals

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Meh, it clashes with our themes.
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    Re: American obsession with royals

    I just like the hats.
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    Re: American obsession with royals

    they bumped my shows to do the wedding. screw you royals.
    I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
    Mark Twain

    Somewhat like Hunter S. Thompson who was called a gonzo Journalist,I consider myself to be something of a gonzo Pagan.

    The wizard be in: But be warned if you poke him to much,the standard wand of anal probing +10 may be utilized.

    It is interesting that humans seem to believe that they are the crown of creation,until nature drops a house on them....Just saying....

    I have decided that I no longer want to be an adult... If anyone needs me, I'll be in my blanket fort, coloring.

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    Re: American obsession with royals

    I enjoyed it. And of course, the Preakness afterwards - Justify now has a shot at the Triple Crown. Queen Elizabeth is really into horse racing, so I'm fairly sure she watched after the festivities. She's been Queen since before I was born, so I've never seen a coronation ceremony. If nature takes its traditional path, I may see Charles ascend to the throne (or William, should Charles give up his turn).

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