18 thoughts on “It’s a BOY!”

  1. ‘Long wait over’. More than 9 months or wha’? I suppose the royal genes do take longer to do one’s stuff. And they’re queuing up for kingship now.

  2. Ahh but it has pissed off Cleggover’s succession tampering for another 25 years—
    Beyond rubies!

  3. christinaosborne :

    Ahh but it has pissed off Cleggover’s succession tampering for another 25 years—
    Beyond rubies!

    Precisely, CO. When I heard the news, I actually gave a little cheer for that reason and that reason only. I understand that the succession law needs to be ratified by all members of the Commonwealth but that only 3 have yet done so. A bit of strategic pressure down the line might just make the issue go away. Not that I have a problem with a female monarch, I just object to things that are not broken being fixed for PC reasons. Like Blair and the Lords, such changes have unintended and undesirable consequences. Cameron wanted his chance to change the fundamental nature of the UK as his hero Blair did. He has failed, well during his lifetime at least. Good riddance.

  4. christinaosborne :

    Ahh but it has pissed off Cleggover’s succession tampering for another 25 years—
    Beyond rubies!

    Indeed so. It would have all been worth if it had been just for that, but I suspect now the monarchy is safe for another 100 years.

  5. Bearsy :

    Says it all! :-)

    Bearsy,

    Good evening and well-met by about midnight (GMT) or thereby.

    I don’t think it says it all.

    But, I do think that this particular cover of ‘Private Eye’ is yet another reason for my love of my country and its many and varied institutions. We can’t all agree about stuff in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland but we mostly use humour instead of bullets to make our point.

    Other countries are probably just as good at this, to be fair.

    I bought PE from Day 1 (wish I’d kept the copies!) and have been a subscriber for 20 years. Don’t always agree with their take on events but do not believe that I will ever cancel my subscription on the grounds of offence. Iconoclasm and irreverence will always work for me and I still cling to the hope that I will never take myself or my own beliefs too seriously.

    When the next edition of PE drops through my letterbox, I am sure that I will find just as good a piece of satire about the ‘Who Cares’; tendency that seem to me to find it necessary to assure us about their total lack of interest in any particular event. If you;’re not bothered, why bother telling the rest of us? What is wrong with passing by on the other side and letting those of us who wish to enjoy the event just enjoy it?

    Congratulations to the Earl and Countess of Strathearn and welcome to their son and to my future monarch.

    Not that I will last that long unless things go seriously pear-shaped with the upper echelons of the House of Windsor in the next twenty years or a lot less.. DV (agnostically).

  6. Now hang on just a cotton-picking minute –

    I assure you that my resemblance to proud Titania is more honoured in the breach than the observance, and come to that, the Bard actually penned ill met. But no matter.

    Spurred by this morning’s review of the day’s press, a popular daily segment with a capriciously selected guest reviewer on ABC 1, I posted the image for the mild amusement of those Charioteers who might not have seen it, with a very short comment which reflected – I hope – the spirited left-field humour of The Eye.

    I did not expect to be excoriated for my pains.

    Have a wee dram or two, and then get out of bed on the right side tomorrow morning. 🙂

  7. I heard yesterday that the new proud parents are going to call him Stuart until he learns to walk 😉

    (… that would be after Stuart Broad who (in)famously refused to walk when obviously out during the 1st test of the current Ashes series played at Trent Bridge recently)

  8. Bearsy, mate! Glad to see you haven’t lost your edge. Your batsmen haven’t either! 😉

  9. Firstly, can I remind everyone that Lizzie is the Queen of Australia – not in her role as head of the Commonwealth, but in her own right and that this child will, if the Republican movement fails, also be our monarch.

    Secondly, Sipu, you are quite wrong. Primogeniture, whether male or female, became law by an Act of Parliament on the 25th of April this year. The only blessing I can find in the fact that this child is male is that we will certainly be saved from the possibility of a ‘Queen Diana’. 🙂

    While I think it’s great that the UK, and elsewhere, can celebrate (apparently Brisbane floodlighted the city centre with blue lights) I cannot, but help think that it all is a tad overdone…

    ‘Woman has Baby’ said it all for me, too. 🙂

  10. Boadicea, I am not sure that I am wrong.
    The other countries may have agreed to the change, but I do not believe that all of them have enacted the legislation. I heard it on the British news, can’t remember where, but this article, repeated elsewhere, seems to endorse my point.

    http://www.afp.com/fr/news/topstories/999747/

    This entry also seems to imply that not every state has yet ratified the act.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perth_Agreement

    I did not appreciate that each of the Australian states had to do so individually.

    But I stand to be corrected.

  11. I believe sipu is correct, until ratified by all the Commonwealth countries it does not become law as it pertains to the whole organisation, it is only wishful thinking by the bunch of tossers in Whitehall whether passed by the UK or not.

  12. According tho the article I read, the Commonwealth had all agreed to the change – however, you may well be right that not all have actually done much about making the changes to their legislation!

  13. Bo, exactly so! Therefore invalid. Now the pressure is off for 25 years I doubt it will be addressed in the Commonwealth assemblies.

  14. Bearsy :

    Now hang on just a cotton-picking minute –

    I assure you that my resemblance to proud Titania is more honoured in the breach than the observance, and come to that, the Bard actually penned ill met. But no matter.

    Spurred by this morning’s review of the day’s press, a popular daily segment with a capriciously selected guest reviewer on ABC 1, I posted the image for the mild amusement of those Charioteers who might not have seen it, with a very short comment which reflected – I hope – the spirited left-field humour of The Eye.

    I did not expect to be excoriated for my pains.

    Have a wee dram or two, and then get out of bed on the right side tomorrow morning. :-)

    Hi Bearsy

    I’ve blown it with you yet again, I see, I blame my lack of skill in smiley things and I apologise

    Firstly, I know full well that the original quote is ‘Ill met’. That’s why I didn’t put my ‘well met’ in quotes. I thought my greeting was a lightly-amusing word play on the original. I was clearly mistaken.

    Secondly, I had no desire to excoriate you. Reading my comment again, I still think that all I was trying to say that I really liked the PE cover but that it just didn’t ‘say it all’ for me.

    I was probably wrong. Smiley thing.

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