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    It's official - Queen abdicates!

    "Queen gives up throne for son"
    was the image caption on Yahoo7 website, and

    "Dutch Queen Beatrix to abdicate in favour of son"
    was the headline.

    The article contained
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced Monday that she would abdicate in favour of her son...after 33 years in power.
    "In power"? In the constitutional monarchy of The Netherlands?

    A savvy reporter, eh!

    (Didn't fool me though because I heard it more accurately on the BBC last night.)
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    I'm surprised they didn't mention the Central Western NSW connection...(perhaps leaving it for New Idea?)...

    "It is with the greatest of confidence, that I will hand over the throne on April 30 to my son, Willem Alexander, Prince of Orange," Beatrix said in a televised address
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    Quote Originally Posted by fillum View Post
    I'm surprised they didn't mention the Central Western NSW connection...(perhaps leaving it for New Idea?)...
    Wow, I didn't know about the royalty a little down the road.
    Cheers,
    Mark, Pauper of Mudgee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    Wow, I didn't know about the royalty a little down the road.
    Cheers,
    Mark, Pauper of Mudgee!
    Well, if at first you don't secede, you'll never become a prince? Go on, make it the March of Mark.

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    Just think of the furor this would have caused if Crown Prince Willem Alexander was Prince of Banana's!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    ..... Go on, make it the March of Mark.
    Only 30 days left to go, then it'll be Mark in March.

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    If we are going to talk about Queens and royalty, perhaps you should all start addressing me by my rightful title

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    As long as you're not the lord of some humorous fruit species, or flying insects, to be sure! .. I'm happy to oblige you ... you muchly humoured RK of Gc you ...

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    I wander if Lizzie will follow hit? About time Charlie got a gig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    If we are going to talk about Queens and royalty, perhaps you should all start addressing me by my rightful title

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m6kfish649...2014.06.29.jpg
    I am tugging my forelock at this moment, Sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow5075 View Post
    I wander if Lizzie will follow hit? About time Charlie got a gig!
    Nah!! stuff Charlie right orfff!

    I reckon it should be young Harry at the Helm, bypassing his elder bro in the process.

    Imagine life in England with Harry the Hollering Hornytoad controlling the do's and dont's of social etiquette and responsibility ... anyone for a game of pool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance B View Post
    I am tugging my forelock at this moment, Sir!
    Thank you. Seriously, I own some land in Scotland that along with that land comes the title. I have my own crest, registered tartan etc. Not something I use in everyday conversation in Australia cause it tends to make people think I am a pretentious ####er...

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