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  •  You guys could really do americans a favor (2+ / 0-)
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    Print a chart of your royalty, I mean the pecking order---which is higher: the 2d son of a duke or daughter of a baronet? Who goes in first to see the queen?
    like whats th difference between a peer and a Lord. A Baronet and a Bart. A Lady and a Duchess and a Dame
    Americans like British royalty they're so much classier than our mundane stars of commerce like Donald trump and cinema like Britney Spears

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:07:41 PM PST

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    •  Here we go! (0+ / 0-)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      This lays it out...oh! and right at the bottom, below EVERYBODY is me'!!

      Goodnight!

      Ross
      Laird of Glencairn

      (yes, its real)

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 10:21:59 PM PST

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      •  Do you guys wear name tags? Stripes? (1+ / 0-)
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        I mean, how can you tell who's who?  Only one gets to wear a crown, I take it.
        In America we address everyone as Hey YOU! even our Mom's  (mummies to you)
        ;-o

        Happy just to be alive

        by exlrrp on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 05:25:09 AM PST

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        •  I, too, answer to 'Hey! YOU!' more often than not! (1+ / 0-)
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          Still, it is fun to contemplate the intricacies of interwoven European Royal Families.. Blame Queen Victoria, who married off LOADS of her daughters to almost every other European prince!

          'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

          by shortfinals on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 08:49:54 AM PST

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          •  I thought that was Prince Albert's idea (0+ / 0-)

            Can't say that worked well at all.  Seems that most of the grandkids got involved in some sort of unpleasantness in the mid 19teens

            “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

            by markdd on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 04:52:24 PM PST

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    •  that's why "downton abbey" is such a hit (1+ / 0-)
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      it is fascinating seeing the traditions enacted in such a scrupulous -you could say anal!- way

      sometimes i think the only good thing about aristocracy is a legacy of fine manners

      we don't need them these days with actresses like maggie smith anyway!

      why? just kos..... *just cause*

      by melo on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 07:40:05 AM PST

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      •  Downton Abbey is OK....but my family saw it ..... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...from the other side. One of my uncles was the last Head Gardener at Butterley Hall (before it was purchased from the owners and turned into the Police HQ)

        'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

        by shortfinals on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 08:52:25 AM PST

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