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(BBC-US)   Roiled by his father's expensive funeral bill, his mother's unexpected medical expenses, and his unemployed younger son's constant requests for his allowance, financially-strapped Charles resorts to taking an acting job in Eastenders   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-05-23 2:23:17 PM  
He's also got a brother with legal issues.
 
2022-05-23 2:58:21 PM  
The NHS will surely take care of his mothers illnesses?
 
2022-05-23 3:03:53 PM  

Gubbo: The NHS will surely take care of his mothers illnesses?


Stop trying to ruin a silly joke.
 
2022-05-23 3:16:06 PM  

SMB2811: Gubbo: The NHS will surely take care of his mothers illnesses?

Stop trying to ruin a silly joke.


Just reminding Americans that a serious illness isn't that same level of threat in some parts of the world.

Sorry.
 
2022-05-23 3:23:54 PM  
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2022-05-23 4:10:47 PM  
He's trying to improve his public image so it's not a complete disaster for the monarchy when he takes the throne.

It's not going to work.
 
2022-05-23 4:21:53 PM  

Unsung_Hero: He's trying to improve his public image so it's not a complete disaster for the monarchy when he takes the throne.

It's not going to work.


I was going to wonder how it will be a complete disaster, but. Whatever.
 
2022-05-23 4:26:25 PM  
I think it's nice.  Our politicians have been on SNL for decades already.  It's stupid, but that's part of the game now.
 
2022-05-23 4:39:03 PM  

Gubbo: I was going to wonder how it will be a complete disaster, but. Whatever.


For the monarchy, not for you or I.  Basically, they're celebrities and have a brand to maintain.  As their brand is tarnished, mood shifts and countries leave the empire.

Charles is not popular enough to keep the show business aspect going.  People will tune out, their politicians will listen to the people who don't want to a hereditary ruler who are no longer drowned out by the traditionalists.

Ultimately, this means the monarchy loses income and tax breaks and dwindle into (relative) insignificance and in a generation or two more are opening supermarkets.
 
2022-05-23 5:00:25 PM  
Considering how far behind most PBS stations are in running East Enders episodes, US viewers will be lucky to see this episode before Charles's Platinum Jubilee.
 
2022-05-23 5:48:09 PM  

Unsung_Hero: He's trying to improve his public image so it's not a complete disaster for the monarchy when he takes the throne.

It's not going to work.


He, his brother, and their wives did the equivalent of Almost Anything Goes/Wipeout.

Hilarity did not ensue.
 
2022-05-23 6:50:37 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Gubbo: I was going to wonder how it will be a complete disaster, but. Whatever.

For the monarchy, not for you or I.  Basically, they're celebrities and have a brand to maintain.  As their brand is tarnished, mood shifts and countries leave the empire.

Charles is not popular enough to keep the show business aspect going.  People will tune out, their politicians will listen to the people who don't want to a hereditary ruler who are no longer drowned out by the traditionalists.

Ultimately, this means the monarchy loses income and tax breaks and dwindle into (relative) insignificance and in a generation or two more are opening supermarkets.


There are no more countries to leave the empire as there is no British Empire to leave. The monarchy is a figurehead in Britain, a symbol of England's 1000+ years of existence and a tourist draw.

This isn't about reforming their image, it's about a year of Elizabeth's Jubilee Celebrations with everyone and their dog wanting to be a small part of that.
 
2022-05-23 6:52:48 PM  

SMB2811: There are no more countries to leave the empire as there is no British Empire to leave. The monarchy is a figurehead in Britain, a symbol of England's 1000+ years of existence and a tourist draw.


Err... Canada still has Elizabeth as its Queen.  Her representatives are in Canada and (ceremonially) control our government on her behalf.  I believe this is true of over a dozen other nations.

That is in danger of ending, which chips away at the 'romance' of the crown.
 
2022-05-23 7:44:45 PM  

Unsung_Hero: SMB2811: There are no more countries to leave the empire as there is no British Empire to leave. The monarchy is a figurehead in Britain, a symbol of England's 1000+ years of existence and a tourist draw.

Err... Canada still has Elizabeth as its Queen.  Her representatives are in Canada and (ceremonially) control our government on her behalf.  I believe this is true of over a dozen other nations.

That is in danger of ending, which chips away at the 'romance' of the crown.


The British Empire ended in 1997, with the handing back of Hong Kong to China. It was pretty much over before that though, after India gained independence in 1947.
 
2022-05-23 8:27:34 PM  

Thinkybird: The British Empire ended in 1997, with the handing back of Hong Kong to China. It was pretty much over before that though, after India gained independence in 1947.


You can say it all you want, but the fact is a woman in the UK remains the hereditary ruler of multiple nations around the world, and her son will replace her in that role when she dies.
 
2022-05-23 9:32:04 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Thinkybird: The British Empire ended in 1997, with the handing back of Hong Kong to China. It was pretty much over before that though, after India gained independence in 1947.

You can say it all you want, but the fact is a woman in the UK remains the hereditary ruler of multiple nations around the world, and her son will replace her in that role when she dies.

Well, it's true, so I will :DPlus, QEII doesn't rule any nations.For example, Australia is a constitutional monarchy and our head of state is the Queen. She is also our Monarch. However, the Queen does not have a role in the day-to-day running of Australia. On the advice of the Prime Minister, the Queen appoints the Governor-General, who is the Queen's representative in Australia.
The Australian Constitution delegates certain powers to the Governor-General to act on behalf of the Queen. These include giving Royal Assent to laws passed by the Australian Parliament and starting the process for a federal election. While these powers are exercised by the Governor-General, in reality this is normally done on the advice of the Prime Minister and ministers.
 
2022-05-24 12:47:34 AM  

Rannuci: Considering how far behind most PBS stations are in running East Enders episodes, US viewers will be lucky to see this episode before Charles's Platinum Jubilee.


There's always Britbox
 
2022-05-24 1:11:33 AM  
"I just thought, 'wow, they've never done anything like this before'. They didn't really know what to expect, I mean it must have been nerve-wracking for them and completely out of their norm," she said.

Lady, Charlie has been 'on stage' his whole life. Smile & nod, smile & nod. The only thing done differently on the set is the camera placement.
 
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