God save the King?

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#5
B_G_L said:
This must be a Wah....
Agreed.

Still it will be interesting when all the cap badges and stamps/coins etc etc get changed.

Not many people around that can remember* the last time it all happened.


*There are lots of people who where alive when it happened but it was so long ago that not many of them can remember anything. :)
 
#6
Steven said:
Still it will be interesting when all the cap badges and stamps/coins etc etc get changed.
Yeah I'll be riveted... It will be bloody annoying actually because I'll have to start polishing yet another new cap badge...
 
#8
For a minute there I thought the Queen was dead. Fortunatly anything with HM in the title stays the same, now that's thinking ahead.
 
#10
On reflection, is it really such a daft question? After all, The Queen is the Duke of Lancaster, has a King's Troop and a cousin called Princess Michael.
 
#12
Just got to the old "Fix...........BAYONETS" bit. "You slovenly soldier Hitch"

Back on topic, I thought she was dead as well when I read the title.
 
#13
Regarding the changing of crowns etc.

1. There is no such thing as a "King's" or "Queen's" crown. Although often referred to as such when speaking of cap badges this is in fact incorrect. The current crown used by HM The Queen is the St Edwards Crown and was picked for use by the current monach due to its lighter weight compared to the other state crowns available for use. This is a matter of personal choice for the monach who has the right to use any of the crowns. Therefore should the Prince of Wales become Charles III he could if he so wishes use the same crown. The previous reigning queen, Queen Victoria used a different crown again from that used by HM The Queen or her father King George VI.

2. Badges such as those of the Royal Military Police and the Corps of Royal Engineers which include the royal cypher will need to be changed.

3. Just as matter of interest, it is also up to Charles to decide by what name he wishes to be known upon ascending to the throne. This is why we have had so many by the name of Henry, Edward and George. Often monarchs choose a name with a good history behind it. Looking at the events that befell King Charles I and King Charles II, maybe a change of name might bring the Prince of Wales a bit of luck, or maybe as King Charles III he will continue to take flak from all sides and confirm it as a name of ill omen.
 
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Inf/MP said:
Regarding the changing of crowns etc.

3. Just as matter of interest, it is also up to Charles to decide by what name he wishes to be known upon ascending to the throne. This is why we have had so many by the name of Henry, Edward and George. Often monarchs choose a name with a good history behind it. Looking at the events that befell King Charles I and King Charles II, maybe a change of name might bring the Prince of Wales a bit of luck, or maybe as King Charles III he will continue to take flak from all sides and confirm it as a name of ill omen.
Long live King Timothy?
 
#15
mistersoft said:
Inf/MP said:
Regarding the changing of crowns etc.

3. Just as matter of interest, it is also up to Charles to decide by what name he wishes to be known upon ascending to the throne. This is why we have had so many by the name of Henry, Edward and George. Often monarchs choose a name with a good history behind it. Looking at the events that befell King Charles I and King Charles II, maybe a change of name might bring the Prince of Wales a bit of luck, or maybe as King Charles III he will continue to take flak from all sides and confirm it as a name of ill omen.
Long live King Timothy?
Language Timothy!!!
 
#17
mistersoft said:
Inf/MP said:
Regarding the changing of crowns etc.

3. Just as matter of interest, it is also up to Charles to decide by what name he wishes to be known upon ascending to the throne. This is why we have had so many by the name of Henry, Edward and George. Often monarchs choose a name with a good history behind it. Looking at the events that befell King Charles I and King Charles II, maybe a change of name might bring the Prince of Wales a bit of luck, or maybe as King Charles III he will continue to take flak from all sides and confirm it as a name of ill omen.
Long live King Timothy?
I admit that it has a certain resonance but:

"Hail, King Timothy the First!"
"Hail, King Charles the Third!"

On second thoughts, Timothy doesn't really rhyme with anything...

Litotes
 
#18
The Sage of Tetbury has already let it be known that, when it happens, he will reign as King George VII.

It worries me that I retain this sort of shite, but can't remember important stuff.
 
#19
For the sake of economy, can't he be King Ethelred II. It would save changing thousands (or by then, dozens) of badges.
 
#20
sliding_doors said:
After Ethelred the Unready? You just might be on to something there
Yes, Ethelred's out.
How about King Elvis 1, then?
 

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