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USRestorationist97

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Do any of you retain any loyalty to the British Crown? If Princess Di was still alive, than we could possibly be accepted as a Dominion.  We could still possibly present a petition to Her Majesty.  I'm not a Loyalist, but I was just asking.

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If I thought if were possible, absolutely. I think BaronVonServers might be with me, as well.

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Yes, I continue to regard myself as loyal to the British Crown despite living in Texas.  I keep a framed picture of HM the Queen on the wall.
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By the way, while it's true that the late Princess of Wales was quite popular with a certain segment of the American population (probably a minority, when one considers how many Americans couldn't have cared less), I don't think that would really make any difference regarding American attitudes towards the principle of the monarchy.  The fact that a middle-aged American housewife bought People magazine whenever Diana was on the cover does not mean that she--let alone her husband--seriously wanted to repeal the US Constitution and submit to the British monarch as head of state, much as I personally would like that.
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By the way, while it's true that the late Princess of Wales was quite popular with a certain segment of the American population (probably a minority, when one considers how many Americans couldn't have cared less), I don't think that would really make any difference regarding American attitudes towards the principle of the monarchy. 

True, and often sympathy with the Princess and resentment of the rest of the royal family seem to go hand in hand. Over and over again, one hears comments like "Diana was the only one in the family with a heart," etc. 

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I don't think that would really make any difference regarding American attitudes towards the principle of the monarchy.  The fact that a middle-aged American housewife bought People magazine whenever Diana was on the cover does not mean that she--let alone her husband--seriously wanted to repeal the US Constitution and submit to the British monarch as head of state, much as I personally would like that.

Exactly, if anything the people who worship Royals as if they were a common movie star are banalizing monarchy.
A few days back, i saw a special on "E!" called "20 Young Royals", and i do not blame the one who becomes a convinced republican after watching that mess.

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You can count me in as one of those who are still loyal to the Crown! I have a wall-sized version of the flag of the British navy (the one with the Union Jack and the rest of it is all red) hanging above my bed and have for years!

Its nice to finally be back on the forum, even if I had to update my name!
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Welcome back. I know we were having a disagreement at the time you, er, left, but it wasn't personal for me and I'm glad to see you again.

The flag you describe is known as the Red Ensign, informally the Red Duster, and is the flag of the Merchant Navy. It has a long history and was originally in use by the Royal Navy also, along with the White and Blue Ensigns. I learn this from reading up, though aware that it was also the basis of the flags of various Dominions, for example Canada formerly, and colonies, I had only ever thought of it as the merchant flag. Which it has been since 1864, when it was decided to streamline the system and use the White Ensign only for the Navy, the Blue Ensign for the Naval Reserve and certain other vessels wholly or partially in Government service, and the Red Ensign only for British merchant shipping, along with versions of it for colonial and later Dominion shipping. And so it continues to this day. The flag actually predates the Union, there were once versions of it with the St George's and St Andrew's crosses in the canton for the then-separate kingdoms of England and Scotland. So it is a long and honourable history your flag has, assuming it is indeed this one.

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This one would be better.

http://www.rumormillnews.com/pix4/British_East_India_Company__1801_.jpg


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I rather like this one (which is flown on my porch)...


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Dear Baron,
Which is the significance of star?
Thank.
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With no coat of arms from the colonial period available for use (as Canada did in their old flag), we went with the single star, as used by the Republic of West Florida (a way of tying historical flags together - the Union of 1763 with the Star of 1810).

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Baron, do you get any comments or questions from neighbors about the flag?

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I've had a couple ask.
I explain that I support a restoration of the triacmeral system of Sovereign, Lords, and Commons. 

Some times that leads to a discussion, mostly it just gets a blank stare, and a change of subject.

It hasn't ever drawn a hostile response.



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That is the one I have Peter, so thanks for the information!

And the one that Pono posted, I also have that one, and, if memory serves me right, that is the flag that the Loyalists used, correct? I bought the bought when I visited Virgina a couple years ago and they were having a Loyalist re-enactment.
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