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Why is the world's media so obsessed with the British Royal Family?

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#1 treeduck

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:20 PM

I'm not interested in them and I never have been but I've seen decades of media obsession and I don't get it. Why all this blanket coverage of some dull wedding? :huh:

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:22 PM

Because they're "royalty" and some people are still enamored with that.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:24 PM

Because they are part of the elite who control the media

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:26 PM

I have no interest in them at all and never have.  The whole thing is a charade anyway.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:35 PM

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 07:03 PM

Because of people like my wife, who sees him as a prince instead of just another f***in rich kid.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:03 PM

Look what we have in the US... an a-hole.  I'd take the Royal Family over our POTUS family any day.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:15 PM

Never cared for them myself and I don't see why anyone outside of the UK would unless you onced lived there. Yet they cover it in the US like it's news of some kind that the Prince is getting married. Good for him I guess. Couldn't care less that two complete strangers to me are getting hitched. The same when Princess Diana died. Sure, it was sad how it went down but she wasn't our Princess so why should I care?

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:41 PM

I bet some of you are secret Royal fans and you'll be busy watching your videos of Prince Charles and Camilla with a pack of lard in your hand... :16ton:

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 09:13 PM

I DON'T CARE.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:27 AM

I'm not obsessed but I enjoy their history and the view of a different lifestyle.  I don't envy them, though, I couldn't imagine what it must be like to live under that magnifying glass.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:28 AM

View Postcustom55, on 01 December 2017 - 08:03 PM, said:

Look what we have in the US... an a-hole.  I'd take the Royal Family over our POTUS family any day.

At least Chucks sons make an effort to show compassion for others and don’t act like preppie douchebags unlike Beavis and Butthead Trump.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:31 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 01 December 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

I'm not interested in them and I never have been but I've seen decades of media obsession and I don't get it. Why all this blanket coverage of some dull wedding? :huh:

It has been all over our media, also, because Meghan Markle's dad grew up like 20 miles from where I live.  I guess he was back to his (very small) hometown two years ago.  Now everyone there is waiting for their invitations, lol !  :)

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:35 AM

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View Posttreeduck, on 01 December 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

I'm not interested in them and I never have been but I've seen decades of media obsession and I don't get it. Why all this blanket coverage of some dull wedding? :huh:

It has been all over our media, also, because Meghan Markle's dad grew up like 20 miles from where I live.  I guess he was back to his (very small) hometown two years ago.  Now everyone there is waiting for their invitations, lol !  :)
Apparently he's in hiding and Harry hasn't even met him person yet.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:53 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 02 December 2017 - 12:35 AM, said:

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View Posttreeduck, on 01 December 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

I'm not interested in them and I never have been but I've seen decades of media obsession and I don't get it. Why all this blanket coverage of some dull wedding? :huh:

It has been all over our media, also, because Meghan Markle's dad grew up like 20 miles from where I live.  I guess he was back to his (very small) hometown two years ago.  Now everyone there is waiting for their invitations, lol !  :)
Apparently he's in hiding and Harry hasn't even met him person yet.

That's kind of funny!  I hadn't heard that.  I really only heard about her the other day when they got engaged.  My husband was like, "She must be cute if she was holding a suitcase on Deal or No Deal !"  (He was serious!  He always thought they had pretty girls on that show!  :lol: )

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:36 AM

to bring the focus off of the orange man

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 08:04 AM

Media is about hits and ratings.  I guess those Germans really bring in the ratings.  Half the articles I’ve seen on my news feed seem to focus on the royal family allowing non-white in.  Not sure if that’s a bug issue over there or not.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:39 AM

View Postjamie, on 02 December 2017 - 01:36 AM, said:

to bring the focus off of the orange man

Too late with the half bad half good day of yesterday with voodoo economics passing and Flynn pleading guilty.  Eat the (empathy void) rich, as Aerosmith would say.  At least those like Bill Gates give back to charities.

Will definitely bring focus to Suits which stars her.  Had no idea it was still on USA.  I use Roku instead of cable and satellite now so I’m out of the loop regarding channels.

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:33 PM

There isn't one here. I watch what is on TV about them, I always have. I'd live that life, no problem here.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:24 AM

I have absolutely no idea, but I don't have that much of an interest in them either.





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