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In my opinion: What does the future hold for our younger royals?

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: January 03, 2013

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The prospect next summer of there being three direct heirs to the throne – Prince Charles, Prince William, the new Royal baby – isn't unique. This was the situation in 1891 when George V, then Duke of York and His Duchess, Prince Mary of Teck, gave birth to Prince Edward, later Edward VIII who abdicated to become Duke of Windsor.

The Prince of Wales and his wife, later Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and the Duke of York and his wife (later George V and Queen Mary) and their new baby, were all in line of succession.

There exists the famous photograph of the four monarchs, Queen Victoria, seated, holding her new great grandson and the Prince and Duke of York standing behind her. When she died Edward VII succeeded her and reigned for just nine years, dying in 1910 and being succeeded by George V, who died in 1936.

The abdication of Edward VIII in December 1936 meant his younger brother became George VI. He died in 1952 and was succeeded by his eldest daughter Elizabeth, our present queen, who, having inherited her mother's great constitution may reign gloriously over us for years to come.

Prince Charles may then, like his great grandfather have only a short reign, or, he might even predecease the Queen. Either way the situation will resolve itself as it did after Queen Victoria's 64-year reign.

I wonder what the future holds for William and Katherine's new baby and for all the future generations of our monarchs.

It is hard to visualise a royal family wedding 80, 90, 100 years from now.

Great Britain has been changing over many years.

Since new Labour came to power in 1997, and this present coalition shambles, the inability to control immigration means the floodgates have been wide open and Britain has become less Christian, partly because of other ethnic populations, but partly because we can't show our beliefs, in case we offend others!

Many in our population don't show any respect for our Queen or flag.

Prince Charles has already made it know that on his ascending to the throne he will be defender of the faiths not just the faith. Does he realise what he is letting this nation in for, obviously he doesn't or doesn't care.

We are already a nation bursting at the seams. Yes, immigration can bring huge benefits, but on the present scale and at this speed, it's too much to cope with.

One extraordinary statistic of the 2011 census after another spells out the most dramatic demographic upheaval in our country's history. Some 7.5 plus millions plus foreign-born residents in Britain, most arriving in the last 20 years – four million fewer Christians with the number of Muslims almost doubling to 2.7 millions. Sadly people like Prince Charles have never listened to our concerns and sadly too, now the realisation has come too late to do anything to prevent Britain from becoming so very different a country.

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  • KilburnMat  |  January 02 2013, 6:09PM

    Impressive how you pivot this story about the (admittedly anti-democratic anachronistic and ridiculous) institution of monarchy into a massive racist rant. I'm almost impressed.

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