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Special 2/20 Report On Royal Family Of England  
User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

I am currently watch special 20/20 edition on Royal family of England on ABC right now. It is very interesting. Queen Elizabeth II gave special permission to video everything for 1 year. It just start and it is interesting to see how everything operation inside the Buckingham palace.

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

I'm currently watching as well, very interesting. Amazing to see the amount of people caring for the Queen on a day to day basis.


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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

they actually aired the entire show down here..goes for about 9 weeks and finishes next week.

http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/tv...ectionname=ayearwiththeroyalfamily



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User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1837 times:



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 2):
they actually aired the entire show down here..goes for about 9 weeks and finishes next week.

Cool, that show is on for 9 weeks in Australia as they are commonwealth of UK. I am not sure if ABC in US show it past 9 weeks or tonight is first time that they show it for America.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1832 times:



Quoting Boeing743 (Reply 3):

Cool, that show is on for 9 weeks in Australia as they are commonwealth of UK. I am not sure if ABC in US show it past 9 weeks or tonight is first time that they show it for America.

Looks like it's a one time 20/20 special, which is too bad, because I'd watch more of it.

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Story?id=4360004&page=2



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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

We had it on, it just finished last week
http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/monarchy.html
only 6 hours though.
Some pretty down to earth stuff.

WrenchBender
PS I can just feel QFF shuddering.



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User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Barbara Walters from 20/20 said that Queen herself is very private person and permitted for this one time only to video everything. I am sure it was on her nerve as camera was everything and even closer to her. I am wonder why everybody is intersting with England not another Royal family in Europe countries??

User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Just out of curiosity, I recently watched "The Queen" on a sleepless night the other night, anywhoo....why do you brits support this family? I'm assuming that your tax dollars cover most of the expenses, including massive security, massive amounts of real-estate and "questionable" acquired assets through years of annexing countries, etc. I mean, I know it's a national pride thing (maybe) but isn't it sort of stupid when you have a parliamentary government which is a democracy? I don't know the figures, but it seems like there is quite a bit of money spent on a family who lives for free..

UAL


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1808 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 7):
Just out of curiosity, I recently watched "The Queen" on a sleepless night the other night, anywhoo....why do you brits support this family? I'm assuming that your tax dollars cover most of the expenses, including massive security, massive amounts of real-estate and "questionable" acquired assets through years of annexing countries, etc. I mean, I know it's a national pride thing (maybe) but isn't it sort of stupid when you have a parliamentary government which is a democracy? I don't know the figures, but it seems like there is quite a bit of money spent on a family who lives for free..

If you get to see the last episode in the series it is discussed.
It costs each and every Briton 63 pence (that was for the year the documentary was shot) per person to sustain the monarchy. Equates to about a $1 US.

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1805 times:



Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 8):
If you get to see the last episode in the series it is discussed.
It costs each and every Briton 63 pence (that was for the year the documentary was shot) per person to sustain the monarchy. Equates to about a $1 US.

So in the UK, there are nearly 61,000,000 people, think of what that money could do to countries that are impoverished due to the British Empire Rule for centuries?

Not to start and anti-british thread, but I mean, come on! $1 or 1 pound per person can make a huge difference in the world.

UAL


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1802 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 9):
Not to start and anti-british thread, but I mean, come on! $1 or 1 pound per person can make a huge difference in the world.

And how much does the US spend on Defence ?

Pot/Kettle

At least they get some tourism dollars/pounds in return for it.

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1794 times:



Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 10):
And how much does the US spend on Defence ?

The US is a much bigger and more worldy involved as far as military goes. We pour enormous amounts of money defending countries like S. Korea.

(PS, I don't agree with the Iraq war if that is what you are thinking of)

And this thread it not about the US. My question still reamains.....

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 10):
Pot/Kettle

At least they get some tourism dollars/pounds in return for it.

Not really a pot/kettle situation. This thread is about the Royal family, not a comparison of US spending vs. UK spending. I have no doubt that the US is pouring massive amounts of money into military, while having a negative affect on our education and social programs, soemthing that I admire about the UK, but the question is, why do you STILL spend so much money on these people who's family tree has no branches, but goes straight up!? The only one who did you a bit of good was Diana, and she's gone now, and the rest have just plundered the world for its resources for centuries, being probably one of the most distructive countries in history of culture, foreign economy, and welfare.

"Uneasy lies the Head of the Crown!" Indeed!

UAL


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

38.4 million GBPounds is not a huge amount of money in the reality of the world.
Canada's Governor General budget is 19 million C$ which is about a 1/4 of the royal household buget and is for only 2 people.
The royals are a lot more self sustaining than people realize, they create jobs, support huge amounts of charities, are generally apolitical.
Public appearances by the 'Royals' in 2006 over 4000, Princess Anne alone accounted for 640 of them. They serve a purpose in a way that few other countries have access to, whether it is as ambassadors, head of state, or as a soldier on the ground in Afghanistan. They are the leaders of their people in a quaint historic way, something that most north americans can't appreciate because we just don't have the history.

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

why did many people really not focus on another royal families in Europe just England itself?? Is it due to high recognized family in the world??

User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1763 times:



Quoting Boeing743 (Reply 13):
why did many people really not focus on another royal families in Europe just England itself?? Is it due to high recognized family in the world??

Probably yes, in the English speaking world that is, which is a huge amount of the world......

UAL


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