thread for KING CHARLES III (regnal name george vii)

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it's time fellow subjects

gnna kick off with this: https://travelmakertours.com/why-prince-charles-considers-transylvania-his-second-home/

mark s, Saturday, 10 September 2022 17:38 (two weeks ago) link

This is how it's gonna go - A prophecy upon CHARLES the Third, and two Kings after him (1661)

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 10 September 2022 17:43 (two weeks ago) link

"Since oor true king was sent awa'.
A doited German rules us all"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7y6rekD7cY

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Saturday, 10 September 2022 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

Signalling at an aide through clenched teeth to move something out of his way pic.twitter.com/SSe8j8VeUz

— Emma Devlin (@theactualemma) September 10, 2022

lag∞n, Saturday, 10 September 2022 18:05 (two weeks ago) link

wait i thought his regnal name was charles iii i’m confused

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 10 September 2022 18:10 (two weeks ago) link

this is one of literally dozens of hills i am setting up to die on currently

mark s, Saturday, 10 September 2022 18:13 (two weeks ago) link

suspect that elderly tantrum-boy here is gnna turn out to be very bad at a lot of similar things the recently departed was in fact better at

― mark s, Saturday, 10 September 2022 16:38 (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yeah, I think that's he'll be a force for republicanism in form and content! If he carks it in the next week and we move smoothly on to William the Bald, the window will have closed.

AIUI, bumping off Andrew is now his job, Harry is William's problem but can still be attempted while William is the Prince of Wales.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 10 September 2022 18:14 (two weeks ago) link

The lipless equine grimace is so quintessential

a deeply ugly man indeed


I remember there was a time when the media was pushing William as fanciable, not to go too hard on physical appearance but lol

Wiggum Dorma (wins), Saturday, 10 September 2022 18:16 (two weeks ago) link

The whole succession process being televised has been a great advert for republicanism. The more people see of the behind-closed-doors workings of the royals and their intersection with government, the more they'll want rid of the whole lot.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 10 September 2022 18:19 (two weeks ago) link

pic.twitter.com/piuD2NQ6LH

— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) September 11, 2022

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 11 September 2022 10:28 (two weeks ago) link

I saw that King Charles addressed a compliant Parliament today.

A week or two ago I went round Oliver Cromwell's house in Ely. I am aware that the events of the 1640s are controversial but I wonder how far we have progressed in coming from executing King Charles I and establishing a republic, to Parliament abasing itself before King Charles III.

the pinefox, Monday, 12 September 2022 10:25 (two weeks ago) link

went there once when I lived in Ely in 2016/2017, enjoyed the bedroom at the end which is "haunted" by some concealed lighting & speakers and a device which makes the bed move slightly.

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 12 September 2022 10:35 (two weeks ago) link

A week or two ago I went round Oliver Cromwell's house in Ely.

Was he in?

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Monday, 12 September 2022 10:59 (two weeks ago) link

"Yeah, I think that's he'll be a force for republicanism in form and content! If he carks it in the next week and we move smoothly on to William the Bald, the window will have closed."

Where is the assumption that William might be better coming from?

xyzzzz__, Monday, 12 September 2022 11:15 (two weeks ago) link

The Prince of Wales

Mark G, Monday, 12 September 2022 11:17 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, I don't see it at all. How is he in any way better? Nothing I have seen goes beyond the utterly superficial and ephemeral...he is young and has an attractive young wife. Oh, and he occasionally speaks vaguely like the people we converse with on a day-to-day basis, in Estuary English, rather than in an antiquated upper class way to rhyme 'home' with 'game' and 'perhaps' with 'crepes'.

Like, hello? People with normal accents, young people and attractive people can still hold (C/c)onservative views.

Other than that, it is just the MSM editorialising by linking anything vaguely charitable he does or says with the "caring nature of his late mother".

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 12 September 2022 12:03 (two weeks ago) link

William is much more agreeable for most actual Royalists who think Charles is too much a weird boat-rocking hippie (think Farage and the like) plus that William has always felt to them more Diana's son than Chuck's.

nashwan, Monday, 12 September 2022 12:28 (two weeks ago) link

William's statements are usually about conservation, climate change & mental health, which is a bit more palatable than architecture and alternative medicine.

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 12 September 2022 12:34 (two weeks ago) link

he is young and has an attractive young wife.

He's 40. Charles has got increasingly crankier and unpleasant as he's got older - not that he was ever not cranky and unpleasant - I fully expect William to go the same way.

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Monday, 12 September 2022 12:40 (two weeks ago) link

My wife and I (both Americans, FTR) discussed this weekend the idea that maybe it would be a good thing if Chuck were to say "Fuck this shit, I'm the king, I'm gonna be the fucking king" and rescind your new prime minister's position, dissolve Parliament by royal edict, and turn your little island back into an absolute monarchy. I mean, how much worse could he shit the bed than your last three leaders have done? And before you say "constitutionally, he can't" I say that it would be highly amusing for the prime minister and Parliament to be forced to deploy the military against a rebel king, and I genuinely wonder which side the population would land on.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 12 September 2022 12:45 (two weeks ago) link

Don't 'your little island' us you cheese-murdering ingra---ahaha I mean why yes that would be splendid good sir.

nashwan, Monday, 12 September 2022 12:53 (two weeks ago) link

Population would side w/ the military, as they would not want to get shot.

But of course Charles also has zero motivation to embark on this fantasy scenario - why would he want the headaches of ruling, he's got the royal veto to maintain the family fortune and that's all that really matters.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 12 September 2022 12:56 (two weeks ago) link

"My wife and I (both Americans, FTR) discussed this weekend the idea that maybe it would be a good thing if Chuck were to say "Fuck this shit, I'm the king, I'm gonna be the fucking king" and rescind your new prime minister's position, dissolve Parliament by royal edict, and turn your little island back into an absolute monarchy."

I hope you were both really drunk during this convo.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 12 September 2022 13:00 (two weeks ago) link

its not really that small of an island, ranks in the top ten biggest iirc

lag∞n, Monday, 12 September 2022 13:19 (two weeks ago) link

You can still indulge in silly speculation while sober, xyzzz. Ain't against the rules.

He's 40.

That's still 'young' in terms of the mean & possibly also median age of the UK populace, Tom D., and also in the eyes of the Tory-voting, Countryside Alliance supporting, on-shore wind vetoing, curtain-twitching types who are the only people the govt/MSM care about the opinion of these days.

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 12 September 2022 13:22 (two weeks ago) link

btw ppl saying in his defense that charles is an environmentalist i assume its just some neoliberalfeudal bs but i havent looked into it

lag∞n, Monday, 12 September 2022 13:24 (two weeks ago) link

environmentalist in the organic-farming-and-maintainance-of-parks sense.

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 12 September 2022 13:29 (two weeks ago) link

well parks are nice

lag∞n, Monday, 12 September 2022 13:30 (two weeks ago) link

his type environmentalism is like Attenborough's, all about eugenics and thinning out the population - "they breed like rats". He talks a lot about food waste while his servant ends up boiling 43 eggs if he decides on a whim to go on a 3 hour morning walk.

calzino, Monday, 12 September 2022 13:31 (two weeks ago) link

lol perfect

lag∞n, Monday, 12 September 2022 13:32 (two weeks ago) link

Did unperson divorce his curvy Colombian wife or did she just pick up his shitty sense of humour along with her citizenship application

Osama bin Chinese (gyac), Monday, 12 September 2022 13:57 (two weeks ago) link

How about a revolution instead

Sky News just challenged the public to overthrow the monarchy pic.twitter.com/QyAiceIDVk

— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) September 12, 2022

xp

xyzzzz__, Monday, 12 September 2022 14:03 (two weeks ago) link

"You can still indulge in silly speculation while sober, xyzzz. Ain't against the rules."

Sounded like the kind of chat you'd be saying while drunk or brain dead.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 12 September 2022 14:04 (two weeks ago) link

Sounded like the kind of chat you'd be saying while drunk or brain dead.

...if you lacked an imagination, maybe! :-P

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 12 September 2022 14:16 (two weeks ago) link

Where is the assumption that William might be better coming from?

William seems to more capable of following his grandmother's example of never saying or doing anything interesting in public ever, and therefore remaining a popular 'apolitical' figure. Some of the royal reportage in Private Eye painted him as quite a ruthless and effective operator behind the scenes, as opposed to Charles who dithers and equivocates, e.g. they credited William with making sure that Andrew was fully cast out into the wilderness when the Queen was more inclined to be forgiving.

soref, Monday, 12 September 2022 14:34 (two weeks ago) link

the uk press have been sitting on stories about will's alleged infidelity for years now, so wills' ramrod compliance may be lubricated by a fear of being thrust onto tabloid front pages under straplines about his bedroom preferences

manic pixie dream shatner (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 12 September 2022 14:41 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah seems like a bit of a shoogly peg for the institution

Osama bin Chinese (gyac), Monday, 12 September 2022 14:50 (two weeks ago) link

sad to see royalty forced into a prostate position like that

manic pixie dream shatner (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 12 September 2022 14:55 (two weeks ago) link

A far cry from the previously dominant position.

Osama bin Chinese (gyac), Monday, 12 September 2022 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

i think he's just really anal about details

seo layer (Noodle Vague), Monday, 12 September 2022 15:24 (two weeks ago) link

just a square peg in a round hole I guess

symsymsym, Monday, 12 September 2022 15:27 (two weeks ago) link

I confess that this american is (with some guilt) delighted with the lol opportunities presented by KCIII. Sorry, UK, really I am, but also good god the tragicomedy. . .

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 12 September 2022 16:11 (two weeks ago) link

I mean we gave you Trump (also sorry about that), surely it was your turn.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 12 September 2022 16:13 (two weeks ago) link

tabloid features from the 80s make the best heads of state, trust us

You can't spell Fearless without Earle (President Keyes), Monday, 12 September 2022 16:16 (two weeks ago) link

lol i fucking told you

'Judging the right moment for a joke is always tricky...'

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— Matt Cartoons (@MattCartoonist) September 12, 2022

mark s, Monday, 12 September 2022 19:59 (two weeks ago) link

that's the power you wield when you are the UK's richest sketcher of cock-noses

calzino, Monday, 12 September 2022 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

nashwan otm, William will be more palatable to the average subject (because he is more palatable to the papers, as evidence: the last decade of papers)

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 12 September 2022 20:24 (two weeks ago) link

move fast! break things!

King Charles’s staff given redundancy notice during church service for Queen

Exclusive by ⁦@PippaCrerar⁩ and ⁦@ccdavieshttps://t.co/nAcSngcBAI

— Owen Gibson (@owen_g) September 13, 2022

mark s, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:42 (two weeks ago) link

psyched for some wild stories from disgruntled former employees

manic pixie dream shatner (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:44 (two weeks ago) link

this man hates pens

How is this real? How is this public?! pic.twitter.com/dZlsNOVREI

— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) September 13, 2022

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 18:08 (two weeks ago) link

yeah tbf there were plenty who demonstrated from the beginning that they weren’t cut out for it - but they were always given a shot! my favourite probably charles louis, eldest son of king james’ eldest daughter (she who the gunpowder plotters imagined would assume the throne after they blew up de ting). his first and i think only campaign resulted in a headlong flight from the scene in someone else’s carriage, which he attempted to steer across a river - and which promptly sank - and he only escaped with his life thanks to a serendipitously placed tree branch that was jutting out over the water and which he was found clinging onto for dear life

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 15 September 2022 13:48 (two weeks ago) link

"William attracted criticism both from reformers, who felt that reform did not go far enough, and from reactionaries, who felt that reform went too far. A modern interpretation sees him as failing to satisfy either political extreme by trying to find a compromise between two bitterly opposed factions, but in the process proving himself more capable as a constitutional monarch than many had supposed."

powerful analysis

mark s, Thursday, 15 September 2022 13:51 (two weeks ago) link

when everyone hates you you must be doing something right --me when everyone hates me

lag∞n, Thursday, 15 September 2022 13:53 (two weeks ago) link

I do love that 11-year old Charles sent a letter to MAD Magazine, in protest of their frequent Alfred E. Newman comparisons. ("...So jolly well stow it! See! - Charles P.")

Hongro Hongro Hippies (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 15 September 2022 13:54 (two weeks ago) link

"Legendary wastrel" = my life goals. Thxbye

the floor is guava (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 15 September 2022 17:29 (two weeks ago) link

Some members of the crowd can be heard booing as King Charles and the Queen Consort arrive at Cardiff Castle.

Follow live updates here: https://t.co/zri53jSvDB pic.twitter.com/s0Y7OuVG2Z

— ITV Wales News (@ITVWales) September 16, 2022

xyzzzz__, Friday, 16 September 2022 14:54 (one week ago) link

theyre shouting yr a c*nt with a sh*t boo-ear

mark s, Friday, 16 September 2022 15:00 (one week ago) link

They're really shouting, "Booooooockingham Palace (is where you'll be living)"

You can't spell Fearless without Earle (President Keyes), Friday, 16 September 2022 15:22 (one week ago) link

pic.twitter.com/GqIUkWMzCc

— Mental Headlines (@MentalHeadline) September 17, 2022

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 18 September 2022 06:31 (one week ago) link

BREAKING King Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are expecting a child. pic.twitter.com/lbnR55kp1Z

— Andy Churnwell (@churnwell) September 16, 2022

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 18 September 2022 06:39 (one week ago) link

...to be served to them at dinner?

terence trent d'ilfer (m bison), Sunday, 18 September 2022 14:24 (one week ago) link

it's from a book by tom bower so there's literally no reason to believe it BUT

The story goes that the then prince is said to have "shrieked" and "trembled" when first coming into contact with cling film https://t.co/rD9yeS9Ap2

— Liverpool Echo (@LivEchonews) September 16, 2022

mark s, Sunday, 18 September 2022 14:44 (one week ago) link

This is like going from Hank Williams to Hank Williams, Jr.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Sunday, 18 September 2022 14:49 (one week ago) link

hey at least hank jr had a few bangers, chuck could never have done anything as good as "family tradition"

terence trent d'ilfer (m bison), Sunday, 18 September 2022 14:52 (one week ago) link

Posting as much as they can get away with.

NEW: Prince Andrew issues a statement about The Queen’s death: “As our book of experiences closes another opens…and I will tread gladly into the next with you as my guide.” pic.twitter.com/qaWhkYHhzn

— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) September 18, 2022

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 18 September 2022 18:10 (one week ago) link

Could be worse..

Dear everybody

... And I will tread gladly into the next with me as your guide.

God save the king, and me”

Mark G, Sunday, 18 September 2022 19:04 (one week ago) link

hey come on, we've all shrieked at cling film

fetter, Sunday, 18 September 2022 19:08 (one week ago) link

yelled at, yes. shrieked tho?

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 18 September 2022 19:11 (one week ago) link

^^^important distinction!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 18 September 2022 19:26 (one week ago) link

Fuckin' cling film, how does it work?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Sunday, 18 September 2022 19:51 (one week ago) link

who knows what was going on with the clingfilm, maybe the freak was trying to eat it or even wear it around his balls

calzino, Sunday, 18 September 2022 20:12 (one week ago) link

I can see why he'd find it triggering, tbh

https://www.scobiesdirect.com/scobiesdirectimages/MainPictures/BG-2D-G.jpg

fetter, Sunday, 18 September 2022 20:55 (one week ago) link

😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/IdwmCzJmbL

— Mukhtar (@I_amMukhtar) September 19, 2022

xyzzzz__, Monday, 19 September 2022 14:11 (one week ago) link

Dude prolly waited in line 3 days and 3 nights for that skip 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/BSBTeEdWmv

— DJ P👀H (@DJPooh) September 19, 2022

xyzzzz__, Monday, 19 September 2022 17:56 (one week ago) link

i figure if you've waited for hours to see a notoriously cranky fascist you'd be more disappointed if they acknowledged you

feudal vague (Noodle Vague), Monday, 19 September 2022 18:03 (one week ago) link

TIL that sausage fingers is a symptom of syphilis so

mark s, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 19:12 (one week ago) link

we studied the symptoms of syphilis in gcse English literature, as part of a project on Maupassant's short stories. one of my best ever teachers.

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 19:15 (one week ago) link

Also all kinds of organ failure 🙏

put a VONC on it (suzy), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 19:16 (one week ago) link

King Charles will never die!!

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 19:22 (one week ago) link

he'll never even be king!

mark s, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 19:23 (one week ago) link

im a lizobite

mark s, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 19:23 (one week ago) link

god shave the king (before applying ointments and cremes)

Sufjan Grafton, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 00:39 (one week ago) link

gobsmacking photo going round on twitter today.

I was wondering if Charles had ever met Bob Dylan. It spawned this image which just gets stranger the more you examine it. pic.twitter.com/x3ogRWNvVg

— Fearghas Kelly (@FearghasKelly) September 21, 2022

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 22:42 (one week ago) link

the fellas

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 22:47 (one week ago) link

at first look, thought roger and pete were hugh grant and mark knopfler

put their faith in a god-fearing man selling them tiny homes (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 23:32 (one week ago) link

the famous blues brothers

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 23:40 (one week ago) link

Prince Andrew top right?

SincereLee 'Scratch' Perry (President Keyes), Thursday, 22 September 2022 00:41 (one week ago) link

the moral equivalent of nonce

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 22 September 2022 00:43 (one week ago) link

Who are these two...

Top row, fourth from left.
Top row, third from right.

Narada Michael Fagan (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 September 2022 07:25 (one week ago) link

third from right is zak ringoson

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Thursday, 22 September 2022 07:32 (one week ago) link

zak starkey, yes

StanM, Thursday, 22 September 2022 07:37 (one week ago) link

drummer with the who at that point iirc

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Thursday, 22 September 2022 07:38 (one week ago) link

My god what a photo.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 22 September 2022 07:43 (one week ago) link

Producer probably thought he was booking Prince Charles and the City Beat Band, must've been gutted when that jug-eared cunt turned up

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Thursday, 22 September 2022 07:56 (one week ago) link

The mystery figure is apparently Steve Balsamo, Welsh musical theatre performer, who opened that 1996 Hyde Park Prince’s Trust show. Missing is Alanis Morissette, also on the bill!

Michael Jones, Thursday, 22 September 2022 07:56 (one week ago) link

Genuinely unsure if that's Ade Edmondson or Level 42's Mark King between Fry and Daniels

nashwan, Thursday, 22 September 2022 08:18 (one week ago) link

I appreciate the neat symmetry of Townsend and Glitter bookending the whole gang.

calzino, Thursday, 22 September 2022 08:21 (one week ago) link

All still alive apart from Entwistle, I think.

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 22 September 2022 09:43 (one week ago) link

keep yr hands off my lovely mark king, why wd he appear w/o lindup or the gould bros

that is ade (never funny)

mark s, Thursday, 22 September 2022 09:56 (one week ago) link


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