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The Hand (and straight arm) Of Friendship

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Prince Harry has implied that "No-one wants to be King or Queen".

Why not use a tried and trusted method to relieve them of this clearly onerous responsibility ?

In the past, England has imported monarchs from several European nations, mostly the Netherlands (House of Orange) and Germany (Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha).

So, simply offer the succession to a suitable candidate - there are plenty still around.

This might be a useful bargaining chip during the Brexit negotiations. If the EU thought that the next British monarch was likely to have a pointy moustache, jackboots, and a spike on their hat, it might give them pause for thought. If said monarch were also male, that might focus their minds even more.

8th of 7, Jun 24 2017

https://en.wiktiona.../wiki/Prince_Albert ... but I expect you knew that. [pertinax, Jun 25 2017]

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       I am shocked, sir, shocked and jolted to my core. Yes, our Royal Family may be a bunch of Germans and Greeks but, by gods and little fishes sir, they are English Germans and Greeks.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 24 2017
  

       Not alien lizards in disguise, then ?
8th of 7, Jun 24 2017
  

       Perhaps, but at least they're English German and Greek alien lizards in disguise.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 24 2017
  

       What about Princess Anne ?
8th of 7, Jun 24 2017
  

       Well, she may be a horse disguised as a German and Greek alien lizard in disguise, but at least she's an English horse disguised as a German and Greek alien lizard in disguise.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 24 2017
  

       Prince Albert?
Ian Tindale, Jun 24 2017
  

       I don't think you can do that on a lizard.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 24 2017
  

       That would depend on if the lizard was over 18 years of age and capable of giving informed consent, shirley ?
8th of 7, Jun 24 2017
  

       //England has imported monarchs from several European nations/   

       I'd suggest looking further afield to sourcing someone from one, or preferably two, of the ex colonies. On a unrelated note, what's the pay like?
AusCan531, Jun 25 2017
  

       Not bad, but it's long hours and a lot of travel. Then again, it's a live-in job, and you get a nice hat.
8th of 7, Jun 26 2017
  

       Yes, it should be done following a standard competency-based job interview. Candidates may also be asked to prepare short presentation as part of the interview and to demonstrate their waving technique.
hippo, Jun 26 2017
  

       Who would be on the interview panel ?
8th of 7, Jun 26 2017
  

       Randomly-selected members of the UK population, of course. And the head of HR.
hippo, Jun 26 2017
  

       <booming voice> Bring me the head of HR! <\bv>
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 26 2017
  

       //they are English Germans and Greeks//   

       Well that's fitting, as the Queen's English is just a relabeled, imported amalgam of German and Greek anyway.
RayfordSteele, Jun 26 2017
  

       I don't know, trying to figure out how to manage your royalty problems seems like looking at the design of a car powered by squirrels and arguing about what to name them.   

       We came up with a pretty foolproof way of solving the whole royalty problem a couple of hundred years ago. We can lend you the recipe if you want.   

       But if you insist on having a pharaoh or whatever, I Iike your idea for a replacement. Whatever it takes to get those Euro-Union blood suckers off your back. [+]
doctorremulac3, Jun 26 2017
  

       //a pretty foolproof way// Never thought about ugly fools?
pocmloc, Jun 27 2017
  

       All the time. Where have you been during the last election cycle?
RayfordSteele, Jun 27 2017
  

       // We can lend you the recipe if you want. //   

       What, for a system that might have put another Clinton in the White House ?   

       Thankyou, but no.
8th of 7, Jun 27 2017
  

       Gotta admit, that's a solid point.
doctorremulac3, Jun 28 2017
  
      
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