First off congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, may they have a long and happy life together. The royal wedding has got me thinking about the current discussions concerning the future of the monarchy. Now one of the things very evident to spam's who follow ARSSE is the high regard and and deep affection her majesties forces regard Elizabeth II. My former Gunnery Sergeant regaled us once how he had caused one of the largest bar fights in the history of Valletta by making a less than respectful comment regarding the person of the queen in the presence of Royal Marines after a joint USMC/RM exercise in the Med (I believe the comment was something to the effect of "f**k the queen") Never the less, the subsequent lecture the booties gave on proper respect for her majesty's dignity was not soon forgotten by those present. On a note aside, It seems to me that throughout British history female monarchs have inspired a far more personal and visceral sort of loyalty from the armed forces, both officers and ORs than their male counterparts ( Elizabeth I and II, and Victoria). But then here comes Charles... So what happens when Charles III takes to sitting above the Stone of Scone? I don't make a habit of following the royals' goings on in too great of detail, but I do seem to recall something about Charles wanting to be one of Camilla's tampons? Rather, unfortunate... We in America have been hearing stories that the institution of the monarchy may not survive the reign of Charles. Do you think that concern has any merit? Anyways, my questions to the ARRSE community are as follows 1. How will your personal feelings about the monarchy change when Charles III takes over? 2. Is Charles the epitome of an upper class twit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqObJtGrKaA? Or, is he a generally decent man who has been placed under extraordinary pressure and unfair media scrutiny? 3. Should Charles renounce his claim to the thrown in favor of William? How likely is that to happen? 4. How strong will do you think you feel towards William V? As strongly as you do Elizabeth II?