Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Why Was Queen Mum A Queen?  
User currently offlineRogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 908 times:

I've looked on the internet, but can't find the answer.

Why was the Queen Mum a queen? Wasn't her husband also King - meaning there was a King and Queen on the thrown simultaneously?

If this was the case, why is Philip not king? Why did they say Diana wouldn't have ever been Queen?

Did the rules change along the way - or what?

kind regards,

RogueTrader

14 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 885 times:

She was a Queen, but not head of state. She was only Queen because her husband was - she married into the Royal Family. The same goes for Diana and probably for Philip. Hope that's good enough.

There might be more on:
http://www.royal.gov.uk

Josh
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 876 times:

She was only Queen because her husband was

Her husband was a Queen??!

I KNEW IT!.....Georgie spent WAY too much time at Pottery Barn!



 Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 876 times:

There's a rumour going around that the reason that the Queen has not abdicated in favour of making Prince Charles King is that she does not want to be known as the *king Mother.

User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 872 times:

"Queen Consort" was her official title, as she was married to the monarch, but was not head of state in her own right. That being said, she wielded exrordinary power "behind the throne" giving the shy, brooding George VI the courage needed to lead the nation during the war.

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 870 times:

She was only Queen because her husband was King..you knew what I meant!

Saintsman: The rumour is that she will do it after her Golden Jubiliee Year. She probably will because her sister & mum have both died and she probably wants Charles to have a go at being the Monarch before it's handed over to William.

Josh
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 868 times:

It's largely traditional: Kings' wives are normally queens, but queens' husbands are normally princes. But I doubt this rule would apply if Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles: public opinion, though more accepting of Camilla than in the past, is still cool toward her; and she doesn't seem to enjoy the spotlight.

Diana would have become Queen Diana if Charles had become King Charles III while they were still married.



User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 864 times:

Slightly off-topic, but I really don't see what Charles finds so attractive about Camilla-she looks awful, and could never compare to Diana, who epitomised style, beauty, elegance-you name it.

Regards


User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 840 times:

RT, the Queen Mum was queen but not monarch, there's a clear difference. If the monarch's a king, he MAY make his wife queen, but she would not have any power as monarch. If the monarch's a queen, she will most likely make her husband prince (or even duke), as she's the monarch, and would not elevate her spouse above her. Diana would have been queen, but only as consort to the king, i.e, wife to the monarch, Charles, a position similar to the Queen Mum's. Camilla can never marry Charles, muchless become queen if Charles becomes king, because as king, Charles also becomes sworn head of the Church of England, which forbids remarriage after divorce. I believe he will either have to remain a bachelor king, or if he really wants to marry her, abdicate the throne in favor of William.

Then again, Charles may never become King, as Queen Elizabeth II, even in her seventies, shows no sign of slowing down, and if her mother's any indication, Charles might very well die waiting for the throne.


User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 831 times:

Capt.Picard,

I agree with you and think that she must be really good at *something* if you get what I mean  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



VH-ADG


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 821 times:

Perhaps he loves Camilla because she isn't a manipulating, selfish, childish, unintellectual, emotional cripple like Diana was?

And as for Queen Elizabeth II abdicating.. never gonna happen. She believes in the duty of the monarchy far too much for that.



-
User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 799 times:

The Guardian once described Camilla as "Sexy, in a knowing sort of way..."

BTW, when Charles and Camilla first met, her opening line was: "My great great grandmother was your great great grandfather's mistress. How about it?"

Given the Queen's mother lived to 101, I think the Queen has quite a few years left... She might even out-live her son.

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16365 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 796 times:

Charles has been porking Camilla on & off for 30 years. They're f**k buddies.

Diana was nothing more than a blond uterus for the royal family. Had Diana lived, she would never have become Queen since she had already split with Charles. Charles would have become King.....but there would have been no Queen. Unless you count his brother Edward, but that's a different story!

 Yeah sure






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5225 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 791 times:

Charles' 2nd middle name is Arthur, it is rumored that he has his lovers call him Arthur in bed, and wants to be known as King Arthur I upon his ascension to the throne.
Could you imagine a less deserving creature to resurrect the "King Arthur" moniker? Gawd....



The best IFE: A window seat and a good book.
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 778 times:

ROFL ADG  Big thumbs up

She must indeed go like a train!



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Why Was Your Sunday Awesome? posted Mon Jul 16 2007 01:23:29 by Planespotting
Why Was Isreal Set Up With The Current Borders? posted Mon Jan 9 2006 20:41:59 by Seb146
Why Was He Drinking Anyway? posted Mon Feb 7 2005 15:28:02 by 7LBAC111
Why Was The Aunt Jemima Pancake Logo Changed? posted Mon Dec 27 2004 02:11:43 by Matt D
Why Was Iraq A Mistake? posted Mon Nov 8 2004 03:12:27 by Nwcoflyer
Why Was GWB Suspended....... posted Tue Aug 10 2004 21:52:24 by Rsmith6621a
Why Was Cleveland Handed An NFL Team? posted Mon Sep 8 2003 20:54:48 by 727LOVER
Why Was It Ok To Go After Slobodan But Not Saddam? posted Wed Oct 2 2002 21:14:45 by Mls515
Why Was The Date 9/11 Chosen? posted Fri Sep 13 2002 20:52:50 by 777kicksass
Why Was Israel/Palestine An Issue In This Race? posted Mon Jul 1 2002 22:47:07 by Superfly