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(BBC)   UK Prime Minister says that Wimbledon champ Andy Murray deserves knighthood. If not, at least a jousting match with John McEnroe   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 12
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2013-07-10 09:04:47 AM
He will get a statue too.
 
2013-07-10 09:18:24 AM
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2013-07-10 09:33:55 AM
Gee I wish I could get a bunch of inbred royals to ride my coattails.
 
2013-07-10 11:37:20 AM
King Arthur is spinning in Avalon.
 
2013-07-10 12:24:08 PM
I was talking about that w/ my dad the other day. When I was in high school, we took a family trip to Scotland, and did the tourist bit around Edinburgh, St. Andrew's, etc. Is there ANY Scottish royal blood left over there? If they actually are able to (peacefully) split away from the UK, would there be any symbolic monarchy at all? Or would they be like Ireland, France, etc., where kings and queens are verboten?
 
2013-07-10 12:35:55 PM

Trocadero: I was talking about that w/ my dad the other day. When I was in high school, we took a family trip to Scotland, and did the tourist bit around Edinburgh, St. Andrew's, etc. Is there ANY Scottish royal blood left over there? If they actually are able to (peacefully) split away from the UK, would there be any symbolic monarchy at all? Or would they be like Ireland, France, etc., where kings and queens are verboten?


If Scotland does vote for independence but wants to retain a symbolic monarchy then it can use the one it has today, since with King James VI of Scotland becoming King of England in 1603 the crowns have been unified ever after. The Stuarts may be gone no one really cares, it's just a showpiece. Perhaps they could dig up a Stuart descendent, but the risk of such a search ending in King Ralph is too great. Better to play it safe.
 
2013-07-10 01:23:17 PM

AliceBToklasLives:


Mac won three singles titles at Wimbledon.
 
2013-07-10 01:46:23 PM
For a single title? You cannot be serious!
 
2013-07-10 07:51:37 PM

sotua: For a single title? You cannot be serious!


Well, he did win the US Open as well, and the Olympic gold.  He's only got two slams left for a career golden slam.  With Federer slowing down with age, and Nadal playing on knees made of uncooked spaghetti, it's not unreasonable that he could do it before he retires, and be knighted for his contributions to British sport and culture.  Seeing some of the people who have been knighted, it's not that far out of the question.
 
2013-07-11 04:34:37 AM

GavinTheAlmighty: sotua: For a single title? You cannot be serious!

Well, he did win the US Open as well, and the Olympic gold.  He's only got two slams left for a career golden slam.  With Federer slowing down with age, and Nadal playing on knees made of uncooked spaghetti, it's not unreasonable that he could do it before he retires, and be knighted for his contributions to British sport and culture.  Seeing some of the people who have been knighted, it's not that far out of the question.


Yeh, knighthoods and other awards, like OBE, CBE, &c, are handed out for anything these days. Perform a song that sold a few times? Have a knighthood. Win a football match? Deserving of an OBE, do something for charity once, KBE. I myself am a CBE, given merely for turning up to work on time, once.

I wish it were like the olden days, where they were rare, and only handed out to the upper classes, while the lower classes toiled in factories 18 hours a da... oops, off topic.
 
2013-07-11 05:00:08 AM

Trocadero: I was talking about that w/ my dad the other day. When I was in high school, we took a family trip to Scotland, and did the tourist bit around Edinburgh, St. Andrew's, etc. Is there ANY Scottish royal blood left over there? If they actually are able to (peacefully) split away from the UK, would there be any symbolic monarchy at all? Or would they be like Ireland, France, etc., where kings and queens are verboten?


The SNP have alreasy stated that in the event of independence the monarchy will be retained.
 
2013-07-11 05:06:08 PM

Slaxl: I wish it were like the olden days, where they were rare, and only handed out to the upper classes, while the lower classes toiled in factories 18 hours a da... oops, off topic.


Alternatively, they should be required to fight a war with their "knights" on the front lines. Or at least commanding their troops.
 
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