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Prince Harry & Boris Johnson

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Griselda Mon 09-Mar-20 20:16:21

I was very disappointed to see Prince Harry blank Boris Johnson at the start of the commonwealth service today.
I am not the greatest fan of Johnson, but Harry should at least be polite to the man who is the leader of this country. At the beginning of a church service compounds it somehow.

maddyone Wed 11-Mar-20 13:31:29

Only when it’s done first to me Summerlove.
Are you lily white yourself, have you ever been rude or aggressive verbally on Gransnet.

eazybee Wed 11-Mar-20 15:14:33

This Commonwealth service.
I didn't watch it, but all I have seen and read since have been comments about certain members of the Royal family and their possible interaction with others.
Nothing about the service, its purpose, and the people involved at all.
That it should come to this.

Summerlove Wed 11-Mar-20 15:57:07

I never said that either maddy.

But I don’t go out of my way to criticise public figures just because they are there, then claim to hate aggressive posts and criticism.

POGS Wed 11-Mar-20 16:01:19


'Nothing about the service, its purpose, and the people involved at all.'

Well said.

The Queen has always been noted for her resolute love and regard for the Commonwealth countries and Institutions. It was indeed a pity that there was so little recognition of what and why there was a service.

That' s a sad reflection on how inane media of all kinds have become.

POGS Wed 11-Mar-20 16:18:33

Oh dear if not nipped in the bud this could be another thread GN could threaten to delete of not careful.

Irony could also be seen as posters not engaging in the reason behind a thread but come onto a thread solely to post about irony / chastise an individual posters by saying

'But it’s ok to be aggressive online about people you don’t know?'

' I just find it ironic to comment about how you dislike it so much and then go ahead and do it.'

GN can be very confusing under the pot and kettle scenario.

Anniebach Wed 11-Mar-20 16:32:12

There were posts yesterday about the service, the speakers, the
hymns , the Queen.

maddyone Wed 11-Mar-20 17:41:07

I haven’t gone out of my way to criticise public figures, I take it you mean Harry and Meghan, I have criticised what Meghan has done. I understand that you approve of what she has done, please understand that I do not approve of what Meghan has done. I haven’t tried to change your mind, and I don’t expect anyone to try to change my mind, nor do I appreciate being castigated for holding an opinion which others do not agree with, and on some H+M threads this has happened. It is simply unacceptable, and will be responded to.

Anniebach Wed 11-Mar-20 17:50:49

Same for me maddy , I criticise politicians as do many , I don’t know them, I critcise Megan and Harry for what they say
and do, no difference.

Grany Wed 11-Mar-20 18:42:33

Should our cash strapped councils pay for a Royal visits around the UK

57% told YouGov that the royals should fund the costs of a royal visit to their local area.

You can sign petition
Clear majority want the royals to pay

eazybee Wed 11-Mar-20 18:45:16

Sorry, Anniebach, I didn't see any, and I saw nothing in the papers this morning other than the strained expressions of the Royal family.

Anniebach Wed 11-Mar-20 18:50:44

I haven’t seen the papers eazybee , there was no interest on
the news after the service, just repeated shots of who sat where,who spoke who didn’t.

Pity , it was a lovely service .

GrannyLaine Wed 11-Mar-20 18:52:47

Anniebach I agree, there were many positive comments about components of the service, I commented about the change to the processional arrangements and about the Queen. The problem is the perennial one where those with an axe to grind latch onto the last few posts on a thread and ignore what has gone before.

Anniebach Wed 11-Mar-20 18:56:12

Yes, I remember you posted GrannyLaine but the axe grinding started

GrannyLaine Wed 11-Mar-20 20:41:23

I thought Anthony Joshua spoke beautifully and from the heart. When he was interviewed beforehand, he claimed he wasn't much of a speaker. He was wrong about that.

Iam64 Wed 11-Mar-20 20:44:45

I didn't see the news. I read earlier that in the fake hoax call, Harry spoke positively about Mr Johnson.

Anniebach Wed 11-Mar-20 20:54:32

Yes GrannyLaine he did speak from the heart, it was so

merlotgran Wed 11-Mar-20 20:58:31

We could do with hearing a bit more from Anthony Joshua.

There's your inspiration - not writing on bananas.

Anniebach Wed 11-Mar-20 21:17:13

True merlot

maddyone Wed 11-Mar-20 23:06:11

I didn’t manage to see the service, only caught up with the photos online and the comments on here. I wish I’d been able to watch, but couldn’t as I had an appointment. I wish I’d heard Anthony Joshua speak as clearly you ladies found it inspiring.

Namsnanny Wed 11-Mar-20 23:16:32

There is a video on youtube maddyone not very good at links sorry!

Summerlove Wed 11-Mar-20 23:37:55

You’ve missed my point quite completely.

Have at it then

maddyone Thu 12-Mar-20 09:40:02

Thank you, I’ll try to watch it online.

maddyone Thu 12-Mar-20 10:08:06

And now we have the hoax phone calls to Prince Harry, which certainly expose Harry’s naivety and also the consequences of him no longer taking advice from Buckingham Palace. The American advisory teams that H+M have employed have shown that they are unfit for purpose in that Prince Harry has been duped not once, but twice. The RF must be wondering what Harry as a loose cannon will do next.

Anniebach Thu 12-Mar-20 10:14:25

Republicans must be rejoicing

maddyone Thu 12-Mar-20 10:28:18

I think many .of them already are Annie.