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It's a humour and anecdote thread, so debate is not appropriate for it. However, just to get the facts straight, it is Royal Highness, not Highness. The title of Highness was abolished here in 1917, except for the younger daughter of the then Princess Royal who was allowed to continue using it as it was a personal grant (the older daughter was a Royal Highness by marriage, so no longer used her own style of Highness).

Coming back to the present day, upon divorce the Queen decreed that the Princess of Wales should henceforth be known as Diana, Princess of Wales, which follows the normal pattern for the divorced wife of a peer, and no longer as Royal Highness. Many people ignore this; I do not, as all royal titles are within the purview and discretion of the Queen and held at her pleasure. My personal feelings were that the formulation was fair enough but that the mother of the future King should have been permitted to retain the distinction of Royal Highness. But then, my views don't matter, and the Queen's do.
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Originally Posted by BaronVonServers

Now that, though not royal, is amusing.




What's more amusing is that my family can not agree on the degree of seperation we had from the Kings of France. the consensus from our research is from minor French feudal lords, to possibly regular courtiers, or a few cousins of mine say they researched to a point where my ancestors were like....3rd cousins or something of the king.. cleary not a consensus, but with me as the last heir of my family that can still have kids, its interesting.

So the point is that How "royal" my quote was,

 IS debatable.



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Royal doesn't descend that far.

Diana, Princess of Wales was only 'Royal' while married to HRH The Prince Charles of Wales.

Hence the first objection, which made the second fair game...

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Ok so i made a mistake about the Title, but she was Princess when she made the remarks, so in my defense I would say the remarks were made by her (at the time) Royal Highness the Princess of Wales Diana.


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oh, and about the how far royal goes- duh? even I know that. i Just said its interesting.


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~Napoleon on the Revolution~

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~A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
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"Why do they insist on making so much noise for a rotten girl!!!"

An irritated Empress Catherine the Great complaining about the gun salutes being fired upon the birth of her third granddaughter Grand Duchess Olga Pavlovna.

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‘Wouldn’t it be terrible if you’d spent all your life doing everything you were supposed to do, didn’t drink, didn’t smoke, didn’t eat things, took lots of exercise, and suddenly, one day, you were run over by a big red bus and, as the wheels were crunching into you, you’d say, “Oh my God, I could have got so drunk last night”. That’s the way you should live your life, as if tomorrow you’ll be run over by a big red bus.’

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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"You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that"
 
- HRH The Prince of Wales
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"You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that"
 
- HRH The Prince of Wales


I love it!

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 "Has Rama survived the night? Or did I just move up in the ranks?"

Prince Rainier III of Monaco in the last few years of his life, refferring to the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the only monarch in the world who'd reigned longer than Prince Rainier.

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"Yes, there will be a similar crowd when I am led to the scaffold."

- Albert I, King of the Belgians, when someone pointed out the huge, enthusiastic crowds that had come to see him on a ceremonial occasion. 

I don't know if that's "amusing" but it is one of my favorites. 

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"I don't mind praying to the eternal Father, but I must be the only man in the country afflicted with an eternal mother."
- the Prnce of Wales (later King Edward VII ).

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Definitely the one I keep in my signature. (See below)
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"I am extremely Anti-Labour.  They are so far apart from fairies & owls and bluebells & Americans & all the things I like.  If they agree with me, I know they are pretending--in fact I believe everything is pretence to them."

HRH the Duchess of York [later HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother], 1924

William Shawcross, The Queen Mother: The Official Biography, p. 412.

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At tea in the mid 1990s:

HRH the Princess of Wales: "We're all so looking forward to your hundredth birthday."

HM the Queen Mother: "Oh, you mustn't say that, it's unlucky.  I mean I might be run over by a big red bus."

Major Michael Parker: [thought this was very unlikely]

HM the Queen Mother: "No, no, it's the principle of the thing.  Wouldn't it be terrible if you'd spent all your life doing everything you were supposed to do, didn't drink, didn't smoke, didn't eat things, took lots of exercise, all the things you didn't want to do, and suddenly one day you were run over by a big red bus, and as the wheels were crunching into you you'd say 'Oh my god, I could have got so drunk last night!'  That's the way you should live your life, as if tomorrow you'll be run over by a big red bus."

William Shawcross, The Queen Mother: The Official Biography, p. 922.





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When William's IV's illigitimate son Augustus Fitzclarence enquired of his father whether the King would be entertaining during Ascot week, William gloomily replied, "I cannot give any dinners without inviting the ministers, and I would rather see the devil than any one of them in my house."




 



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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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