• @Son_of_dad@lemmy.world
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      “these inbred, pedophilic, half alive cretins are your monarchy! They are your betters, bow to them and pay their bills!”

      It is absolutely moronic that we haven’t dragged every king on earth off his throne, made them private citizens and kicked them off the government payroll

      Edit: for anyone downvoting, my comment was light. What I actually believe is that once they are dragged them off the throne, they should be executed and tossed in the river. But I know that’s a bit far for 2024

      • @Wanderer@lemm.ee
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        33 months ago

        The far bigger issue is land owners in general.

        Targetting the Royal family and them alone will solve nothing. I’m pretty sure all their land money goes to the state anyway doesn’t it?

        • @Viking_Hippie@lemmy.world
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          13 months ago

          They’re pretty much the American military of landowners, in that they own more land than the next 10+ biggest land owners combined.

          And no, I’m pretty sure that the majority of the income from their… mimes big bosoms vast tracts of land goes to them rather than the country as a whole. They’re one of the biggest public funds black holes in the world, just like the aforementioned military.

          You could feed, clothe and house every person in the UK for the rest of their lives with just a fraction of the land and riches that the royal leeches are hoarding.

      • @intrepid@lemmy.ca
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        13 months ago

        We did that with some of them. But there are also a lot of ‘royalists’ out there.

    • magic_lobster_party
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      I can’t speak from the British Commonwealth perspective, but from a Swedish perspective my opinion is this regarding having a monarch:

      Yeah, it might not reflect our modern values well, but since the (Swedish) monarch is mostly ceremonial and completely unpolitical, there’s actually quite little to hate about it. They’re just the mascot of the country. There’s far more pressing issues in our country than having that confused old guy as head of state.

      At least he doesn’t possess nuclear launch codes.

        • @rmuk@feddit.uk
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          43 months ago

          I don’t know about Sweden, but the UK monarch is an aristocrat that owns loads of land, businesses, trusts, etc, and his money comes from that. At least, he gets to keep about a quarter of it; the rest goes to the Government.

      • @rammer@sopuli.xyz
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        73 months ago

        In Sweden that might be true. But in the UK the monarch has some vestigial power. Even though everyone assures that if he ever tried to actually use those powers they would be taken away. But it doesn’t change the fact that in the UK the monarch still has power.

    • Chainweasel
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      53 months ago

      Let’s see where we’re at after November before we start shit talking too much.
      There’s a very high chance that if Trump wins, he’ll make himself a monarch

  • @richmondez@lemmy.world
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    433 months ago

    Didn’t expect him to be reigning monarch for long given his already advanced age and the fact males tend to live shorter lives, wonder if this will cut it even shorter?

    • @jordanlund@lemmy.worldM
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      Would be weird for the longest serving monarch to be replaced by the shortest serving one.

      Which raises a good question… who was the shortest serving British monarch?

      Oh, of COURSE there’s a Wiki for that…

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_monarchy_records

      "The shortest-reigning monarch was Lady Jane Grey who ruled for 9 days from 6 July until 15 July 1553 (although she was only proclaimed queen by the Lords of the council on 10 July). Her husband Lord Guildford Dudley was her consort for the entire reign, making this the shortest tenure of the male consort of a female monarch. Note: Jane’s reign is disputed.

      The king with the shortest definitively known reign was Edgar the Ætheling who ruled for 2 months, 12 days in 1066 before submitting to William the Conqueror. Some records indicate that Sweyn Forkbeard reigned for only 40 days in 1013–4.[7]"

      Queen Elizabeth II died 9/8/2022, so Charles has already been in 514 days. He’s good…

      • dream_weasel
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        113 months ago

        Doesn’t seem like liz has been gone that long… Time is weird

    • @Ross_audio@lemmy.world
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      183 months ago

      If you are generally morbidly curious about odds.

      And assuming speculation is right that it’s bowel cancer

      https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/king-charles-brave-words-kind-32054314

      https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/bowel-cancer/survival

      Depends on what stage, but odds are given the level of care Royals get they’ve probably caught it at stage 1.

      That’s a 55% chance he’s got 9 or 10 years for something else to get there first.

      His father lived to 99 and he’s currently 75.

      A very old friend at 89 told me they had cancer a week before his 90th. They then laughed and said it was too late to the party.

      They were right in the end, it was his heart a few years later. Thankfully he was still pretty active and living life until the last couple of weeks. Great guy, genuinely kind and wise. The phrase he gave for his memorial was “It’s only sad to die if you haven’t lived. I’ve lived.”

    • @Son_of_dad@lemmy.world
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      It’s been an ongoing joke for over a decade that his mum would outlive him, or that he’d drop dead within the year of taking the throne. Looks like it might happen, yay.

  • @SpiceDealer@lemmy.world
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    While I don’t wish death on the man (or anybody for that matter regardless of how I feel about them), Charles has been known to promote pseudoscience and quackery to the general public. It would be highly hypocritical of him to use mainstream medicine when he promoted utter nonsense to commoners. But, again, I don’t wish for his death; I would be an insensitive asshole for wishing otherwise. He is human after all.

  • @xmunk@sh.itjust.works
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    253 months ago

    It’s nice to see the monarchy embracing the speed running community. I can’t wait for summoning salt’s video on the latest MDQ.

    (That’s sarcasm of course, cancer sucks)

  • AutoTL;DRB
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    53 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    The type of cancer has not been revealed, but the palace said the King began “regular treatments” on Monday.

    The King informed both his sons personally about his diagnosis and Prince William was said to be in regular contact with his father.

    Prince Harry, who lives in the United States, spoke to his father and will be travelling to the UK to see him in the coming days.

    The King, 75, returned to London from Sandringham in Norfolk on Monday morning and the palace says he has commenced treatment as an outpatient.

    Although he will pause his public events, the King will continue with his constitutional role as head of state, including paperwork and private meetings.

    Prince William had also temporarily withdrawn from public engagements while he helped his wife Catherine, the Princess of Wales, as she recovered from “abdominal surgery”.


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    • @xmunk@sh.itjust.works
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      153 months ago

      While the monarchy may be a steaming pile of shit Charles is still a person like everyone else. Wishing pain for pain’s sake on anyone is awful.

    • @Siegfried@lemmy.world
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      123 months ago

      Hey, I dont like this dude, but I wouldn’t wish cancer to my worst enemy. Lovely, you hate monarchs, it’s UKs problem, not yours.

    • @intrepid@lemmy.ca
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      123 months ago

      There will be another king or queen after him. Cancer does nothing to challenge the monarchy. On the other hand, cancer is not something anyone should suffer from.

    • amigan
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      113 months ago

      he’s a piece of shit

      Pot, meet kettle. “I just hope it hurts the whole time he is dying,” indeed.