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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen
Posted by: Richard Greenhough
Date/Time: 14/05/15 17:20:00

You are behind the times, David. We fought a Civil War in the 1640s on whether the Divine Right of Kings applied to the British monarchy, and the result was a resounding negative. Since then we have gone back to the pre-Norman principle that our sovereign is chosen by, and rules with, the consent of the people. Hence the decision to enthrone George I following the death of Queen Anne, rather than her Catholic half-brother James (the Old Pretender).

It is within the power of Parliament to deviate from the direct hereditary line when choosing the next monarch, if it feels it has a good reason to do so. Indeed, the decision to change the rules of succession for the potential benefit of Princess Charlotte, or Prince George's firstborn if that is a daughter, is an example of that power.

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The Queen14/05/15 11:42:00 Pamela Smith
   Re:The Queen14/05/15 11:44:00 Andy Pease
      Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 12:04:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
         Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 13:21:00 Charlotte Kasner
            Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 13:33:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 14:27:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 14:30:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 14:43:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 14:32:00 Viv Griffiths
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 14:43:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 13:54:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 16:01:00 Loraine Pemberton
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 16:12:00 Vanessa Smith
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 16:23:00 Susan Kelly
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 16:26:00 Stuart Kerr
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 16:55:00 John Southey
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 16:35:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 16:46:00 Delilah Hall
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 16:51:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:01:00 Viv Griffiths
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:45:00 Pamela Smith
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:08:00 David Roberts
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:17:00 Stuart Kerr
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:19:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:20:00 Pete Mayes
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:24:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:20:00 Richard Greenhough
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:30:00 David Roberts
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:45:00 Richard Greenhough
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:29:00 Loraine Pemberton
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:33:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 17:49:00 Loraine Pemberton
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 18:06:00 Pete Mayes
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 22:30:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 18:00:00 Loraine Pemberton
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 19:43:00 Andy Pease
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 22:28:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 22:38:00 Andy Pease
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 22:39:00 Pete Mayes
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 22:48:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 22:50:00 Andy Pease
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 22:53:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 23:26:00 Pete Mayes
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 22:49:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 23:13:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
   Re:The Queen14/05/15 22:30:00 Chris Calvi-Freeman
      Re:Re:The Queen14/05/15 22:49:00 Georgina Flint
         Re:Re:Re:The Queen15/05/15 01:03:00 David Giles
      Re:Re:The Queen15/05/15 08:04:00 Susan Kelly
         Re:Re:Re: Prince Charles15/05/15 12:38:00 Marjan Lee
            Re:Re:Re:Re: Prince Charles15/05/15 12:44:00 Georgina Flint
            Re:Re:Re:Re: Prince Charles15/05/15 14:40:00 Anne England
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Prince Charles15/05/15 15:08:00 Marjan Lee
      Re:Re:The Queen15/05/15 15:02:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:The Queen16/05/15 00:55:00 Chris Calvi-Freeman

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