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So Prince William and his missus are to marry. Am I the only one who couldn't care less? What is the point of the royal family except to please some tourists?

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  • Public holiday
  • I agree. Sat on that sofa every bloody night, smoking and drinking. Lazy scouse gits.
  • No less point to them than the millions of other 'celebrity weddings' we have to endure.
    And they do a least have the tourism appeal.
  • [cite]Posted By: allez les addicks[/cite]So Prince William and his missus are to marry. Am I the only one who couldn't care less? What is the point of the royal family except to please some tourists?

    Discuss.....

    by pleasing the tourists they bring much needed income to the country. Without the Royal Family London would get hardly any visitors. Anyway, it's part of our rich heritage and long may it continue.
  • [cite]Posted By: LargeAddick[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: allez les addicks[/cite]So Prince William and his missus are to marry. Am I the only one who couldn't care less? What is the point of the royal family except to please some tourists?

    Discuss.....

    by pleasing the tourists they bring much needed income to the country. Without the Royal Family London would get hardly any visitors. Anyway, it's part of our rich heritage and long may it continue.

    Is there any evidence to say that London's main attraction is the chance of seeing a royal? If there is point me in it's direction please.
    I think that's a fallacy, people visit because it's a world city with a host of attractions, and yes one might be the royals but I very much doubt if that is a clincher for any but a very few.
  • [cite]Posted By: LargeAddick[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: allez les addicks[/cite]So Prince William and his missus are to marry. Am I the only one who couldn't care less? What is the point of the royal family except to please some tourists?

    Discuss.....

    by pleasing the tourists they bring much needed income to the country. Without the Royal Family London would get hardly any visitors. Anyway, it's part of our rich heritage and long may it continue.

    This theory was disproved a while back. What attracts people to London is not the royal family. We'd do very well without them thank you.
  • krauts the lot of them no english blood runs through their veins
  • [cite]Posted By: Saga Lout[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: LargeAddick[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: allez les addicks[/cite]So Prince William and his missus are to marry. Am I the only one who couldn't care less? What is the point of the royal family except to please some tourists?

    Discuss.....

    by pleasing the tourists they bring much needed income to the country.Without the Royal Family London would get hardly any visitors. Anyway, it's part of our rich heritage and long may it continue.

    This theory was disproved a while back. What attracts people to London is not the royal family. We'd do very well without them thank you.

    if that's the case I stand corrected.
  • [cite]Posted By: nolly[/cite]krauts the lot of them no english blood runs through their veins

    Phil the Greek is not German, I don't think.
  • krauts or greek there the ugliest set of royals i have ever seen,horrendous looking family
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  • Only positive is the tourist cash it'll bring into the capital.

    Bar that, it says nothing to me about my life. . .
  • [cite]Posted By: Leroy Ambrose[/cite]I agree. Sat on that sofa every bloody night, smoking and drinking. Lazy scouse gits.

    *dons pedant hat*

    surely you mean lazy manc gits

    *removes pedant hat*
  • we all moaning about something else now?....surely not.
  • But do we get a day off??
  • [cite]Posted By: Curb_It[/cite]But do we get a day off??

    Curb_It gets her priorities absolutely right.

    ;o)
  • [cite]Posted By: Saga Lout[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: LargeAddick[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: allez les addicks[/cite]So Prince William and his missus are to marry. Am I the only one who couldn't care less? What is the point of the royal family except to please some tourists?

    Discuss.....

    by pleasing the tourists they bring much needed income to the country.Without the Royal Family London would get hardly any visitors. Anyway, it's part of our rich heritage and long may it continue.



    This theory was disproved a while back. What attracts people to London is not the royal family. We'd do very well without them thank you.

    Do you have any source for this, I'd be interested in reading it. Thanks.
  • [cite]Posted By: iainment[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: LargeAddick[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: allez les addicks[/cite]So Prince William and his missus are to marry. Am I the only one who couldn't care less? What is the point of the royal family except to please some tourists?

    Discuss.....

    by pleasing the tourists they bring much needed income to the country. Without the Royal Family London would get hardly any visitors. Anyway, it's part of our rich heritage and long may it continue.

    Is there any evidence to say that London's main attraction is the chance of seeing a royal? If there is point me in it's direction please.
    I think that's a fallacy, people visit because it's a world city with a host of attractions, and yes one might be the royals but I very much doubt if that is a clincher for any but a very few.

    Speak to any American and they'll tell you that what they love about Little Ole England is indeed The Royals (including Di of course). They are not stuipd enough (well some are) to believe they will see a royal but they like the fact that we have history which they don't.

    Take away all the royal associated attractions out of London and we don't have much you can't find somewhere else with better weather. And don't say the buildings will exist without current royals as a look at most European countries will show you that they don't.
  • edited November 2010
    Evidence?

    Quote: Buckingham palace is falling down and the palace officials have been demanding more cash from the government. As a tourist attraction it doesn't even make it into the top 20 in the country. The Tower of London's funding is entirely independent of government grants and the tourist revenue they bring in allows them to maintain the buildings to a high standard, while providing tourists with an exceptional experience.

    [cite]Posted By: iainment[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: Saga Lout[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: LargeAddick[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: allez les addicks[/cite]So Prince William and his missus are to marry. Am I the only one who couldn't care less? What is the point of the royal family except to please some tourists?

    Discuss.....

    by pleasing the tourists they bring much needed income to the country.Without the Royal Family London would get hardly any visitors. Anyway, it's part of our rich heritage and long may it continue.



    This theory was disproved a while back. What attracts people to London is not the royal family. We'd do very well without them thank you.

    Do you have any source for this, I'd be interested in reading it. Thanks.

    Wish I could find the original article I read on the subject, but it was some years ago.
  • [cite]Posted By: DRF[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: iainment[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: LargeAddick[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: allez les addicks[/cite]So Prince William and his missus are to marry. Am I the only one who couldn't care less? What is the point of the royal family except to please some tourists?

    Discuss.....

    by pleasing the tourists they bring much needed income to the country. Without the Royal Family London would get hardly any visitors. Anyway, it's part of our rich heritage and long may it continue.

    Is there any evidence to say that London's main attraction is the chance of seeing a royal? If there is point me in it's direction please.
    I think that's a fallacy, people visit because it's a world city with a host of attractions, and yes one might be the royals but I very much doubt if that is a clincher for any but a very few.

    Speak to any American and they'll tell you that what they love about Little Ole England is indeed The Royals (including Di of course). They are not stuipd enough (well some are) to believe they will see a royal but they like the fact that we have history which they don't.

    Take away all the royal associated attractions out of London and we don't have much you can't find somewhere else with better weather. And don't say the buildings will exist without current royals as a look at most European countries will show you that they don't.
    Er, I don't think so, royal palaces etc usually suffer a change of use (museums, govt offices etc) and are still there in all the major european cities. Apart from destruction due to war the royal buildings generally are still about.

    Personally I've yet to meet anyone who has visited London to see a royal.

    I've had a quick look at the London tourist sites and royals aren't mentioned particularly and I think they should know what attracts people. As I said before I accept that tourists have some interest in the royal family but not as the overwhelming reason to visit London.
    Does this mean that tourists say 'there are no royals in Paris, I'm not going there, or Rome, or Berlin, I'll have to go to London, Belgium and Madrid instead.'?
  • Many European capitals have royal families. I don't believe it's the clincher for tourists.

    That said, I don't believe a single penny would be saved by abolishing the monarchy.
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  • Versailles Palace and Gardens, a World Heritage Site, is the most visited Royal location on earth.
  • [cite]Posted By: IA[/cite]Many European capitals have royal families. I don't believe it's the clincher for tourists.

    That said, I don't believe a single penny would be saved by abolishing the monarchy.

    Why not - we'd have to replace them with a President - how expensive are they? Surely cheaper than the royals and at least then every UK citizen would in theory have a chance of reaching that high office - haven't seen any elections for the next King.
  • Nevermind all that, Kate Middleton is fit :-)
  • edited November 2010
    Agreed she is.

    Lets hope they do the decent thing and make it a friday and it will be a public holiday like he's dads.
  • edited November 2010
    [cite]Posted By: WestStandCookie[/cite]Nevermind all that, Kate Middleton is fit :-)

    You make a good point, I'd lick her stamp....

    Don't see why we'd have to replace the Royal Family with a President, does Parliament not do a good enough job? Could Prime Minister not be the figure head?
  • Buckingham Palace is one of the ugliest buildings in London.
  • [cite]Posted By: iainment[/cite]Does this mean that tourists say 'there are no royals in Paris

    You go to Paris for a romantic naughty weekend with your GF/missus, not to see royals.

    Everybody knows that.
  • [cite]Posted By: Saga Lout[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: IA[/cite]Many European capitals have royal families. I don't believe it's the clincher for tourists.

    That said, I don't believe a single penny would be saved by abolishing the monarchy.

    Why not - we'd have to replace them with a President - how expensive are they? Surely cheaper than the royals and at least then every UK citizen would in theory have a chance of reaching that high office - haven't seen any elections for the next King.

    The bit in italics is fine, not going to argue with that.

    The buildings would all have to be maintained, and they would all have families to look after and all for someone who has no real role. Ceremonial Presidents also go on long visits to foreign lands. And there's no kick-back in terms of any tourist revenue from having them. I've been outside the Presidential Palace in Berlin. Do I remember it? Not at all. Would I go back or pay to go in? Hahahaha

    Someone will no doubt correct me on this, but I think the Queen is the final check on all Bills that pass, which is irrelevant in times of centrist politics, but could be a useful check in times of extreme parties.
  • I'm not against the Royal family but feel they should pay their own way in this day and age. Less property - more commercialism - less hangers on. You don't need evidence to know that nobody comes to this country on holiday because we have a Queen. It may add to the overall package but only to a small degree and other factors like places to visit, entertainment, exchange rate etc... would have a much higher importance.

    Also, think the Queen is great but the rest of her family are a bit dysfunctional. Not a great advert for our country IMO.
  • Do you think an extreme party would accept this btw?
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