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Old 28th Sep 2018, 12:57
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Too posh to be allowed to shut your own car door?

Too posh to be allowed to shut your own car door?
Have tried leaving my car door open for someone else to shut but so far no-one has offered. It's a disgrace that I have to shut the door myself, what is the world coming to?
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 13:04
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Send me your address and type of car by PM.
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 13:06
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Or as Prince Philip said (I think) a gentleman only closes his passenger 's door when it is his new car or new girlfriend.
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 13:13
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Send me your address, bank details, including any passwords and car keys and I will arrange for someone to shut the doors for you.
If you can send your house keys then I will ensure that your place of residence is shut up as well.
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 17:39
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Good on Meghan.

I’m no fan of this out of date and ridiculous anachronism of etiquette that the royal family and particularly their hangers on seem to wish to perpetuate. Are they unwilling or unable to do anything in the remotest bit menial? Not sure if it is an apocryphal story but I recall reading somewhere that Prince Charles actually has his toothpaste squeezed onto his brush! Really?!
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 18:05
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Now that's something to contemplate.
Camilla's toothbrush
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 19:05
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
Now that's something to contemplate.
Camilla's toothbrush
​​​​​​​That's Charles isn't it?
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 22:22
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In 1989 Charles wished he could be reincarnated as a Tampax while Camilla hoped he would just come back as a box of the things so that he could keep on going. Since that conversation the intimacy as between their toothbrush and toothpaste routine has paled into relative insignificance.
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 10:30
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Reminded of Eddie Murphy in the opening scene of "Coming to America" -

(Bathing girl) "The royal penis is clean..."
(Eddie) (Sigh...) "Thank you..."
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 10:59
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At least they have moved on from employing a "Groom of the stool".....
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 11:13
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James Hewitt us rumoured to be the last man to hold such an important position as a reward for services rendered.
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 13:25
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
At least they have moved on from employing a "Groom of the stool".....

Royal ablution today.

Often when the visit of a modern monarch is planned, for example during the construction of a new building, a special royal lavatory pavilion is built for the occasion

(courtesy of Wikipedia)

Got me thinking.

Why? And what DO the royals do in the lavatory that is so different from the rest of us, that they have to have special facilities?
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 16:06
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Originally Posted by BehindBlueEyes View Post
Why? And what DO the royals do in the lavatory that is so different from the rest of us, that they have to have special facilities?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_we
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 16:12
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
I thought you'd left an 'e' off the end

As for the Groom of the Stool, I think that anyone who would sit in the bog with me deserves a knighthood too.
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 16:21
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I understand Posh is not allowed to close any car doors....she bends them like Beckham.

The things people fixate on.............a self-debilitating soap opera in Washington and a woman able to close a door all by herself.
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 16:59
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"Why? And what DO the royals do in the lavatory that is so different from the rest of us, that they have to have special facilities? "

Whilst I cannot answer your question, I can reveal, without breaching the O.S.A, that, on a visit to Bruggen by a member of the family, apart from the usual painting palava , a member of the former W.R.A,F ( some of the military cabbages on here may not yet be aware of the changes in the R.A.F in this respect ) was stationed outside the Ladies toilet in the Airmen's Mess in case, by some chance equivalent to the lottery odds, said member wished to use the facility and thus said airwoman was instructed to run both taps at the time the bodily functions were being performed.

I have mentioned this detailed contingency planning before because it would readily be associated with the thinking of a contributor on here, a former Admin Branch member ( as in Victorian ahem, literature ) , whom I cannot name......Siti old boy !...who was possibly present at the time of the visit .
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 19:37
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How about all those reports of royal body waste being lacquered and mounted on a shield in the crewroom?
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 19:58
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I can allude to certain waste pipe valves and a bucket collecting a product which was preserved with a 'Plasticraft' kit on a certain Royal Yacht that now resides up north. Pure gossip I believe.

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Old 30th Sep 2018, 01:47
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My Aunt was the Mayoress of her Yorkshire town at the time of a Royal Visit, and the Mayoress's Parlour was re-decorated lest the Royal visitor should need to use "The Facilities", which indeed she did. Following the act, my Aunt quickly followed to experience sitting on the seat whilst it was still warm - she said !
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 09:20
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
How about all those reports of royal body waste being lacquered and mounted on a shield in the crewroom?
And I know for a fact that a certain Richard the Third was kept from a Royal Flight (in the days the RAF did them) and raffled.

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