The Queen is Dead, Long Live The King (and Queen Consort)

Tally, ho!

QE2 has gone on to the palace in the sky and Chuck and his royal home-wrecker (not making that up: her title will be Queen-Consort) will be the new monarchy.

I’m not a royalist, there will always be a Britain, stiff upper lip and all that. Carry-on!

(respectful hagiography at Vanity Fair)

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20 Responses to The Queen is Dead, Long Live The King (and Queen Consort)

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Never let it be said that she didn’t do her part when the Nazis were hell bent on conquering the world…

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  2. Martin Pollard says:

    “She’s not pinin’! She’s passed on! This queen is no more! She has ceased to be! She’s expired and gone to meet ‘er maker! She’s a stiff! Bereft of life, she rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘er to the perch she’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Er metabolic processes are now ‘istory! She’s off the twig! She’s kicked the bucket, she’s shuffled off ‘er mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile! THIS… IS AN EX-QUEEN!!”

    (with apologies to Monty Python)

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  3. Stony Pillow says:

    Keeping Up With the Windsors has started a new season, featuring the champion who retired the Upper Class Twit of the Year trophy (yawn).

    Sometimes countries get the rulers they deserve. Truss&Twit, Ltd. Very limited.

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  4. Heim says:

    £88 billion estate.

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  5. Kiwiwriter says:

    My mother’s family has provided the Crown with Sailors, Soldiers, Civil Servants, and Airmen since 1680.

    Many of them have died in battle. My great-uncle went “Over-the-Top” on the First Day of the Somme. They never found his identifiable body.

    So this is extremely painful for me. I’m probably the only monarchist left.

    When Queen Victoria died in 1901, King Edward VII accompanied his mother’s coffin from Osborne on the Isle of White back to England on a battleship.

    When the King boarded the battleship, he looked up at the mainmast, and saw that the Royal Standard was flying at half-staff.

    “What is that?” he asked loudly. “Why is that flag flying at half-staff?”

    An officer — probably the OOD — said, “Sir, the Queen is dead!”

    Edward roared back, “Yes…but the King LIVES!”

    The flag shot up the lanyard to the highest point.

    THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!!!!!

    LONG LIVE THE KING!!!!!!!!

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    • MDavis says:

      She’s getting a lot of heat (so to speak) in some areas for being the head of a colonizing nation (with a lot of frills and dressings). But the first things I saw on her passing emphasized her overseeing the release of British colonies, one after the other, into independence. Don’t really know the details, nor how much she resisted the release of said colonies.
      There are worse ways to be a monarch than to preside of this sort of progress. I guess it isn’t complete, though. Protests or cheering in Ireland in particular.

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  6. tengrain says:

    The Irish have a gift for this sort of thing:

    But this is both art and comment:

    Rgds,

    TG

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    • HarpoSnarx says:

      Expect clown teevee to dribble on for the bloody frigging month. Ballocks.

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    • MDavis says:

      I’ll be getting some education in history.
      I think Thatcher got a more robust roasting, at least in the core state of England. But Thatcher got it on her own. She wasn’t living down centuries of bad behavior by her ancestors.
      Click on the clown one to get the full flavor.
      Watched the dance video twice before I started thinking about rap, how it started moving toward mainstream with the pitch that it’s singing when you have nothing – no instruments, no space to practice and record, just your voice and your wits and you, what, homies I guess, and your opponents.
      Like, suppress a group enough and they will still find a way to express themselves with art and desperation.
      I think one of the worst (as in most fatalistic and grown from despair, maybe repressed and metastatic rage) artistic expressions was ghost dancing – but who knows. Not me.

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  7. RevZafod says:

    Like many other Brits, that horse has bad teeth. Maybe it was a gift horse.

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  8. tengrain says:

    Another clap-back:

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  9. R White says:

    Oh joy. We can all now joyfully look forward to plenty of time, ink and focus wasted by our worthless media on one of England’s tourism office’s living “royal” wax figures. Just haul the corpse into a museum with all of the other stuffy British relics of a bygone era.

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    • Richard Portman says:

      I expect it will keep the media busy for at least 3 weeks. Meanwhile we should concentrate on our goals. My goals are to remove these trumpists from power.

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  10. Richard Portman says:

    It was not a lost age of magic and glory. She happened to be present for decades of war, famine, political violence, etc. Her job was symbolic.
    Would you want to be Queen of England? She did turn out to be a cute old lady, and i enjoyed her outfits. Nobody will ever dress like that again.

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  11. muttpupdad says:

    We threw them out years ago, why should anybody in the USA care about her at all,inbred overpampered suckers of the peoples money.

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