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Thanks for the responses.

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Welcome hindupridemn and mha83!


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Hello this is my first post here, um I'm a slightly reactionary royalist like a few others I guess

I've been wrestling with my conscience recently with the electioneering underway here in the UK. Just a quick thought I'm throwing out, does anyone else see anything dubious about monarchists holidaying in republics? I mean the fact that the most visited royal palace in the world is Versailles is slightly disturbing... The same goes for Austria/Germany. Shouldn't we be putting our pennies where our mouths are? What does everyone else think? Thanks
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Welcome, much as I like our friends from the United States and Commonwealth and other countries it's always good to see a fellow-countryman join. To briefly answer your question, while I defend existing monarchies and wish for the restoration of (most of) those that have fallen, I do not regard republics as an illegitimate form of government, even in former monarchies, if they are democratic and supported by the people of that country.

To wish for restoration is one thing; to believe that for example the present-day French Republic does not exercise lawful sovereignty in France (pro tem, I would like to add in my dreams but can't realistically) another. So I visit France and Germany and Italy and Ireland and so forth with a clear conscience. If we continue the discussion it should be on a thread elsewhere, as the moderator royalcello does not like substantive discussion on what is essentially a social thread. Perhaps we will do that, and in the meantime again welcome.
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Thanks, and whilst acknowledging the point about fora I ought to just append for the record that was specifically referring to states that have committed or attempted criminal action against the person of the sovereign without even expressing remorse like Russia. I know that if I were living during the Cromwellian Interregnum I would have serious issues with Europeans coming over and poking through Windsor Castle as though it were some sort of museum.
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I'm glad to see our new member Pachacutec is participating in the debates. Welcome new productive member.


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Pachacutec's great. He enjoys arguing as much as I do, and we agree on almost nothing. Perfect.

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I'm not quite ready to pick myself off the floor! Thanks both
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Hello, my name is Jonathan Cid. I'm a republican. (Don't kill me just yet!) However, I'm a republican who's been thinking alot about monarchism lately. Alot. I've been reading up on monarchy, and especially constitutional monarchy (which I like to think of as monarchy with rules). I found some blogs and other sites with monarchists that seem to be of a particular religious bent, although I personally would prefer a monarch that was truly the monarch of all a nation's people, and not just of a particular faith, or ideology. A monarch that all a nation's people could unite behind.

Well, that's about it. I'm not entirely convinced, I still have my reservations, but I've definitely been intrigued enough by the possibilities with monarchism that I've felt it a good idea to join a monarchist forum and have some discussions.

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Hello, my name is Jonathan Cid. I'm a republican. (Don't kill me just yet!) However, I'm a republican who's been thinking alot about monarchism lately. Alot. I've been reading up on monarchy, and especially constitutional monarchy (which I like to think of as monarchy with rules). I found some blogs and other sites with monarchists that seem to be of a particular religious bent, although I personally would prefer a monarch that was truly the monarch of all a nation's people, and not just of a particular faith, or ideology. A monarch that all a nation's people could unite behind.

Well, that's about it. I'm not entirely convinced, I still have my reservations, but I've definitely been intrigued enough by the possibilities with monarchism that I've felt it a good idea to join a monarchist forum and have some discussions.


Welcome aboard. Fasten your seatbelt and join in!

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Thank you Jovan! I'm all fastened in.
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Welcome, JonathanCid, we'll make a monarchist out of you yet.


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Haha! Thank you for the welcome.
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Welcome, AGUIDEBLASIO!!!!!

Congratulations, you are our oldest member, having been born in the summer of 1932!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm glad I've found this forum! I've been interested in royalty for about a decade, especially the british monarchs.

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