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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:15 | 1219545 Cognitive Dissonance
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Looks like there are (royal) sheep in Britain as well. They just dress better and wear funny hats.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:27 | 1219569 BigDuke6
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While calling people 'sheep' does get a certain point across, i think it is an arrogant phrase and i no longer do it.


Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:41 | 1219592 sterling effort
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How is it arrogant? It is an excellent use of metaphor. Sheep are shorn (or fleeced), they are preyed upon by wolves (or elites), and above all they are docile and will follow unquestionably, even if following results in their own deaths. They will literally follow their leader off a cliff.

When you come up with a better noun let us all know.


Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:55 | 1219609 Grimbaldus The ...
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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:31 | 1219666 Bob
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Hence in Understanding Media, McLuhan describes the "content" of a medium as a juicy piece of meat carried by the burglar to distract the watchdog of the mind.[4] This means that people tend to focus on the obvious, which is the content, to provide us valuable information, but in the process, we largely miss the structural changes in our affairs that are introduced subtly, or over long periods of time.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:57 | 1219622 BigDuke6
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Arrogant?  Its the feeling i get when i read posts where some, not all, seem to think they are better 'cause they've bought a few ounces of silver.

Its complacent and divides people where the predatory class are the real enemy.

'Sheep' has its attractions but i prefer Plebs. Or Scrotes if i'm pissed.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:08 | 1219638 EscapeKey
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Why do the user comments in every post turn into a massive argument for one reason or the other?

There are too many angry people on this site.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:16 | 1219654 BigDuke6
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Shaddup Flossie.

:o     ...kidding.

Anyway, this isn't an arguement its just a bit of slap and tickle.

You should know that as a pom.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 10:08 | 1220215 topcallingtroll
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It's fight club!
Cant we have one lone internet site that says nasty things about royalty and hereditary privilege?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 10:24 | 1220280 hedgeless_horseman
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Speaking of hereditary privilege, do the Rothchilds still have droit de seigneur rights on the bride?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:08 | 1219637 GubbermintWorker
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Ah, fairy tales DOOOOO come true!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:42 | 1219864 Cognitive Dissonance
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While calling people 'sheep' does get a certain point across, i think it is an arrogant phrase and i no longer do it.

In the first place I don't see any commoners or plebs or even average citizens in the photo above. What I see are elite and royal sheep. Let's not forget that the elite herd as well so that was why I included the word (royal) in the comment.

In addition I consider the term derived from mixing the words sheep and people to be derogatory. I do not feel the same way about the word sheep since I am also just another sheep in the flock and I have said so in many of my comments and articles.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:42 | 1220107 SRV - ES339
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Not really defending it CD, but I read there were many average folk there, and they were seated first come, first served, with some early birds in the first few rows. The local Bar Keeper, various shop keepers, etc. were included... all in all, not a bad distraction for all in this climate of greed and  corruption. Caught a bit of the replays and it looked like a pretty good show... lots of happy people... can't be that bad.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:56 | 1220160 Cognitive Dissonance
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Then I stand partially corrected on my first point, that there were no commoners in that photo. My other observation still hold true. The elite and royals (British or American) are sheep as well and the term sheep in my view is not derogatory since I am at times a sheep myself.

In fact I just paid my taxes last week so that makes me a big fucking sheep. Baaahhhh :>)

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 10:22 | 1220277 Shell Game
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LOL, CD.  I was just reflecting on this myself last month.  When.....for all my hard money actions, my beliefs in self-reliance and anti-statist sentiments.....I sent my own, annual 'payment of consent and participation'.  Freaking, baaaahhhh!  :)

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 10:56 | 1220445 SRV - ES339
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LOL... didn't file mine for two years... felt great 'til I realized I owed, got the bill, with penalties included... ouch, maybe I should work a bit harder on that sheep thing after all! 

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 11:59 | 1220733 murdomcsponge
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Of course you don't see any "sheep". They've all got their "Sunday best" on, so they don't look like sheep! Yes, there were a lot of "hoi polloy" there, but there were quite a few "plebs" as well.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:13 | 1219616 Bob
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Send in the clowns . . . the Royal Clowns . . .

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:33 | 1219829 Trundle
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The lovely Kate in a flowing gown with an Elizabethan bodice.

Now that's some interesting shit!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 10:23 | 1220292 bankonzhongguo
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That Kate lady is easy on the eyes though.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 14:36 | 1221523 Silver Shield
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If only Kate really knew what she was getting into...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:12 | 1219547 Id fight Gandhi
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Not my thing, but watching it. Wish them well.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:32 | 1219678 Dejean Splicer
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"Wish them well"

Ya limp wristed pantywaist. Fuck the royal bullshit. Does anyone remember why the US was founded?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:18 | 1219779 HitTheFan
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I think 'no'would be the answer. The Euro bankers got ya in the end!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:08 | 1219953 SoNH80
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Ol' Alex Hamilton made sure of that.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:43 | 1219695 i-dog
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"Wish them well"

Wishing them well is akin to wishing Hitler and Eva Braun well in their nuptials, or Kim Jong Il and (whichever poor girl bore his progeny), or Genghis Khan and (whichever animal he cohabited with)!

You haven't been keeping up with the daily ZH news on the unfolding plans of the oligarchy, have you?! Turn off the freaking TeeVee and have a look outside.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:38 | 1219842 Oh regional Indian
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+1 Royal Flush (down the toilet)


Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:26 | 1219810 TaxSlave
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Not my thing, but watching it. Wish them well.

Can't watch this.  Throw them down the wishing well.  There, it's fixed.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:16 | 1219549 Id fight Gandhi
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All that money and William didn't spring for hair? The combover looks bad, he looks almost 40.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:01 | 1219630 Bob
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Their claim to special status is nothing but a legacy of their family past.  Sorry to be a party pooper, but given the murderous reality of that colonial past, I'm surprised they are not as despised as the Nazis--at least by their victims.   Why is there no push back against this genetic cultural montrosity?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:11 | 1219642 Grimbaldus The ...
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People still feel the need to 'ooh and ahh' over pompous nonsense, it seems. The pushback happened a few hundred years ago, but people can't seem to let go of being plebians.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:23 | 1219797 JoeSexPack
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True, unfortunately. Glad we don't have that in the US, or do we? Celebrity worship is close.

Many of us commoners want to place strangers on pedastals, due to accidents of their birth. Doesn't do much for me but seems to make some feel better, part of a hierarchy or winning team, & all that.

ZH readers might know that the Bank of England is the privately owned, parasitic (Rothschild) model for the US Federal Reserve & most other central banks. Also, that the House of Windsor & other UK royals are widely believed to get a share of this money-printing/skimming monster in exchange for allowing the leach to suck blood. Sellout your people for fun & profit.

That, cattle theft (reiveing), taxation & war are the main sources of royal wealth. Nice people, perhaps, but born into a parasitic grift operation.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:10 | 1219962 SoNH80
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My 60-something parents were cooing this morning about it.  My mom in particular is big into the Elizabeth Taylor/Katherine Hepburn/Grace Kelley thing.  Probably from watching matinees as a little girl in the '50s.  I called it a bunch of baloney and left it at that.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:47 | 1219703 i-dog
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"Why is there no push back against this genetic cultural montrosity?"

Thank you, Bob. Couldn't agree more! Doesn't anyone else realise that this family is at the very capstone of the evil oligarchical pyramid?

Instead of watching that crap, turn over to Max Keiser on Greek TV being an absolute lone warrior for us downtrodden serfs, here:

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 13:53 | 1221310 baby_BLYTHE
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Max is the man!

His silver campaign, I have to say, has been an absolute run-away success!

In addition to Max, this is the man right here:

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 00:42 | 1223292 palmereldritch
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Doesn't anyone else realise that this family is at the very capstone of the evil oligarchical pyramid?


 The capstone and the brimstone.  From the article 'The Nazi King'

Thanks to his great-grandfather Prince Albert and his mother Queen Mary, not to mention his Hano verian ancestor King George I, the Prince of Wales was as much German as he was English and so comfortable with the German language that he sometimes referred to it as his mother tongue.
Since the First World War the monarchy had glossed over this aspect of its lineage. Edward’s father King George V had changed the family surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor and the family had been at pains to reinvent themselves as British to the core.

But Edward’s Germanophile instincts would not be suppressed. Now, with a belligerent new leader in Berlin threatening to rip up the Treaty of Versailles, those sympathies posed a serious problem – particularly when King George V died in January 1936. Edward inherited the throne as a hugely popular new king – and set about meddling in government policy. This was in defiance of all convention but that didn’t stop Edward. He took to calling the German ambassador directly – a clear breach of constitutional protocol and one with serious practical consequences.

When Hitler made it clear he meant to send his forces back into the demilitarised Rhineland the government expressed its opposition. Edward should have stepped back. Instead he threatened to abdicate if Hitler’s advance was stopped, compounding the harm by phoning the German ambassador to tell him he had done so.

“The reassurances from Edward that Britain wasn’t going to fight were crucial,” says Professor Jonathan Petropoulos, author of Royals And The Reich. “Hitler had an ace in the hole, as we would say in American poker, knowing what he did from Edward at the time.”
In that context the abdication at the end of 1936 came as a godsend to the government. But even off the throne the Duke of Windsor posed an ongoing problem.

The FBI files show that at a party in Vienna in June 1937 – the month he married Mrs Simpson – the loose-tongued Duke told an Italian diplomat that the Americans had cracked Italy’s intelligence codes.Four months later the Duke and Duchess paid a high-profile visit to Germany where the Nazi regime fawned on him. They met Hitler, who saw the value of cultivating an ally once so intimately involved with British affairs. Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels wrote of the Duke: “It’s a shame he is no longer king. With him we would have entered into an alliance.”

Read more:


Sat, 04/30/2011 - 00:47 | 1223296 Flakmeister
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And let me guess...

  The House of Windsor is at the center is of an international conspiracy to suppress the production of Abiotic oil. The Romanovs were in on it and look what happened to them when the proliteriat got wind of of it.

  That being being said, I did score an 1/4 pound of bud off of some guy claiming to be the Duke of York...

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 01:25 | 1223332 palmereldritch
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And you say that with such an entertaining English accent.  I think I've seen you on late night TV....

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 01:36 | 1223343 i-dog
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"I did score an 1/4 pound of bud "

O.....K.......I guess that does explain your irrational tangents.

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 02:45 | 1223389 Flakmeister
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In the words of the (almost) immortal Telly Savalas:

   "Who loves you, baby?"

and on that note, I bid adieu pour la soiree...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:41 | 1219855 njdoo7
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This family has been known to have many connections to Nazi SS officers.  Members of the family have married nazi ss officers.  Four of phillip's sisters married high ranking nazi officers. Members of the family have worked with nazi ss officers after the war to start different organizations.  Nazi SS officers have been known to have strong ties to the royal eugenices society.  Nazi relatives attended a royal funeral in 1937.  

phillip has also said: 

“In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”

If that's the ultimate goal of his theoretical reincarnation, what do you think his life is devoted to now?

This is just scratching the surface to the historical ties this family has had to the nazis and eugenics.  They are sick people.  Their legacy is largely that of heredity dictatorship, colonization, eugenics, murder.  The only special status they hold in my book is that them and their bloodline have been some of the biggest scum on this planet.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:11 | 1219977 magpie
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On Adolf's and Eva's 66th Wedding Anniversary, even.

Long Live the Commonwealth / British Republic.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:25 | 1220008 Life of Illusion
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funny how things turned out...

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, and Emperor of India, from 20 January to 11 December 1936.

Only months into his reign, Edward caused a constitutional crisis by proposing marriage to the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. The prime ministers of the United Kingdom and the Dominions opposed the marriage, arguing that the people would never accept her as queen. Edward knew that the government led by British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin would resign if the marriage went ahead, which could have dragged the King into a general election and ruined irreparably his status as a politically neutral constitutional monarch. Rather than give up Mrs. Simpson, Edward chose to abdicate. With a reign of 325 days, he is one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British and Commonwealth history, and was never crowned.


In October 1937, the Duke and Duchess visited Nazi Germany


Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:14 | 1219550 Grimbaldus The ...
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It's at the top of my list of things I could give a fuck less about.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:29 | 1219575 Snidley Whipsnae
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Agreed... Instead of the royal wedding why not pan the tent camps of the homeless in America... With little prospect of a job in their futures.

Royal wedding = bread and CIRCUS... no bread unless you are on the guest list... Lots of circus...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:17 | 1219551 EscapeKey
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That shit is on every god damn channel here in the UK, and now Zero Hedge too??

Et tu, Brute?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:31 | 1219557 tallen
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The commentators literally have nothing to talk about. Just, oh the dress is 2.7m long, designed by x blah blah blah.Ooh here's a kid with an England flag, wearing size 4 shoes.

Can't bare to watch this crap. Glad I'm not back in London till Sunday.

Would rather watch /dx futures getting killed. Say bye bye to 73.

Infact, I'd rather get hit by a train than watch this balls.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:42 | 1219691 THE DORK OF CORK
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One thing I find interesting is that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were not invited....

Is there a division opening up between the landed and banking aristocracy again ?

I am not sure but maybe not all is Rosy in the Garden.



Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:49 | 1219710 Blano
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I just read that Major and Thatcher were both a something of something or another, and Blair/Brown weren't.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:57 | 1219721 THE DORK OF CORK
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Its just something that perked my interest amongest the general media static of the day - it might have some significance or it might not.


Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:02 | 1219744 i-dog
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Blair and Brown are just over-promoted peasants. They'll be invited when they save up enough to buy a knighthood or baronetcy (... and I still can't figure out how Major got a gong).

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:16 | 1219768 trav7777
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those ain't cheap...Rothschild only ponied up for a barony, but all those palaces sure said "duke" or at least "marquis" to the naked eye

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:33 | 1220061 maff
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Blair and Brown weren't invited because everyone knows they are both treasonous scum-bags.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:45 | 1219871 scratch_and_sniff
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They are not "Knights of the garter", even though the Prime ministers invited to Diana’s wedding were not Knights of the Garter(whatever the fuck that is). Blair and brown tried to finish them, that’s why they weren’t invited. Blair milked Diana's death, and browns wife couldn’t stomach to be in the same room as them. Typical commoners putting it to the Lizzard people...hisssss

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:57 | 1219903 wandstrasse
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Knights of the garter


when the fiat system collapses, they better become 'Knights of the Barter'

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:37 | 1220082 Natasha Fatale
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Methinks that Tony wasn't invited because Cherie Blair is well, to put it mildly, just plain awful. Truly.

And Gordon is persona non grata for a whole slew of reasons, chief among them being that the Public identifies him as the PM who presided over the worse financial collapse in British history.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:22 | 1219558 Pants McPants
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At least the links come quickly in the (US) morning hours.

Some of my friends are live blogging this on an email chain.  All of them are over 30 years old, too.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:32 | 1219577 Cassandra Syndrome
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Same here in Ireland. And we are supposed to be rebels?!!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:28 | 1219671 Id fight Gandhi
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The Irish get debtors prison for walking away from mortgages. Ireland really got screwed by the banks, IMF, etc.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:19 | 1219553 Youri Carma
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I am troublestarta! Fuckn' Instigeta!
Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:18 | 1219555 Twindrives
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Congratulations to the royal kids.......   

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:19 | 1219556 EscapeKey
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Here's a new Peter Schiff clip, to cleanse your mind of royal weddings;

"Every time Gold goes up, Bernanke is probably giving a speech somewhere" :)

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:21 | 1219561 Grimbaldus The ...
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I heard thunder at 4:30 this morning. Turned on my local news to check the radar, and this tripe was on. Weather and Tornadoes be-damned, people need to see pomp and circumstance, damnit!


I was so pissed off. I had to get on the computer to check the radar, for fucks sake.


This bullshit is completely out of control.


Fuck those asshats!


Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:22 | 1219562 sabra1
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would it be possible to have a live feed for the Royal Wedding Night?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:55 | 1219617 AN0NYM0US
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Prince Harry to host all night post-wedding party

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:25 | 1219564 Global Hunter
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This is one of those stories I click on to read the comments...just saying I need a laugh.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:24 | 1219566 Ferg .
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Anyone who thinks that there is excessive coverage in the US should spare a thought for those of us here in Britain/Ireland where media attention on the matter is at insane levels . There is no escape !

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:31 | 1219576 BigDuke6
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Listen man its on about 20 channels here in australia too - they've even delayed the footy telecast. FFS.

Good job Kate is a babe.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:50 | 1219603 Hephasteus
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Why the hell australia and canada didn't ethnically cleanse themselves of brittian colony influence is beyond me.

Colour me surprised.

They should have invented new weights and measures and entire new language.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:50 | 1220137 topcallingtroll
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They apparently like taking it up the ass from people carrying old pieces of paper.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:55 | 1219608 Ferg .
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I think all the old British colonies are being subjected big time .

Good thing indeed that Kate is attractive .

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:28 | 1219571 UGrev
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No offense, but when they celebrate the 4th of july, I'll watch a royal wedding and give a shit.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:28 | 1219573 AUD
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Hey, don't you Yanks hassle the Royals. I for one will hitch my wagon to King Harold's train.

Why? Because he has all his hair, he dares call Frenchmen frogs & I'll wager he hates the pope too.

Send him victorious, happy & glorious......

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 10:05 | 1220113 topcallingtroll
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just because royalty is evil incarnate doesnt mean i always disagree with their views.

Long live monty python

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:33 | 1219578 tslv50
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Well, silver is going up, Im going back to sleep.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:35 | 1219579 BigDuke6
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The real thing to discuss here is kate's ring - the gold one....

Its welsh GOLD... apparently 5 years supply left and currently $15000 an ounce.

For those who really want FOFOA's predictions a bit early thats the go!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:36 | 1219580 Snidley Whipsnae
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The acid test for all this sort of MSM tripe is a simple question... 'How is this going to effect my life'...

Turn that crap off and buy some PMs...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:34 | 1219583 Grimbaldus The ...
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I wonder what Hunter S. Thompson would say about this....

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 03:19 | 1219677 Flakmeister
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"It was just outside Picadilly Circus when the drugs hit...." 

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:45 | 1219868 Mercury
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Actually HST has something of an aristo English pedigree himself which he tried to leverage at one point across the pond but he didn't get very far...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:40 | 1219590 beastie
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Anyone watching this crap is a fucking idiot.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:41 | 1219591 Grimbaldus The ...
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Actually, now that I've got some coffee in me, I'm curious about something here...

If the left hand is doing something, what's the right hand doing?

methinks there may be something afoot, comin in from left field, perchance?.. Watch the news closely this weekend...





Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:46 | 1219598 Global Hunter
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You cynical unromantic bastard!  I was thinking the same thing myself though.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:45 | 1219596 HitTheFan
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Thank God we have a great royal family here in the UK.


And isn't it sad that so many ZH frequenters are such mean-spirited and nasty people. As I suspect most of you are in the US, you are getting and will get more of what you deserve in the years ahead.

Three cheers for William & Katherine, God save the Queen.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:50 | 1219604 Global Hunter
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A friend of mine who is usually of sound mind is into the wedding too...southern fairies need to get out more.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:53 | 1219606 Grimbaldus The ...
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I'll take mean-spirited and nasty as a compliment, thank you very much.

Royal families are dinosaurs which need to be sucked into the vacuum of history, along with fiat currency, inflation, elitism, hoplophobes and court jesters.

Second thought, keep the jesters.. I love a good tumble.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:59 | 1219615 AUD
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They also have no sense of humour, that's why all the funniest shows come from the BBC, then get copied by the Americans.

Seinfeld was only slightly funny some of the time.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:06 | 1219639 gordengeko
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I bow to no lizard!  The queen can go fuck herself!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:40 | 1219686 kickball
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God save the queen
She ain't no human being
There is no future
And England's dreaming

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:52 | 1219714 Blano
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You forgot the sarcasm tag.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:40 | 1220096 topcallingtroll
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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:45 | 1220122 Snidley Whipsnae
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I seldom agree with you tct but you are right on with this one!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 10:12 | 1220239 topcallingtroll
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First we unite and get rid of royalty, rothschilds, etc.
Then we can get back to fighting amongst ourselves in peace.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 11:55 | 1220710 SME MOFO
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+ 1

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:50 | 1219600 Vlad Tepid
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Wish them the best I guess.  At least he had a real job before all this.  

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:53 | 1219601 Racer
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All the tourists come to the UK to laugh at how we can pay for these wealthy people to get married and have to rob pensioners and bomb other countries... well look to your own country, the banksters are doing the same to you.

I do NOT CARE about watching extremely wealthy people get married, why should I? But I think it is disgusting that they are using this to brainwash children. I have a choice but they don't.

And I was delighted to see the weather forecast... heavy showers... I hope they get that right for a change!


Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:51 | 1219605 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Fuck the royal wedding.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:57 | 1219612 desgust
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Fuck all fascist "royals"!!!!!!

Only idiots watch their fucking!

These are the next beasts to fuck you after that ols crap will die and go to hell!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:57 | 1219614 jplotinus
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Royalty hasn't been the same since Diana got herself kilt. With that in mind, there's no reason not to wish William and Kate well.

That said, austerity for most and bombing the beejeezus out of Libya are reasons in support of abolishing monarchy.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:01 | 1219629 AN0NYM0US
Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:56 | 1219619 Law97
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Royal weddings are not my thing, I couldn't care less about the royal soap opera, but after watching a little of it on the TV in the next office over as I work, I have some observations. 


Frankly, it's nice to see something positive, for a change, that celebrates the best of traditional Anglo culture, and society in general.  The chior music, the architecture, the restained adherence to social protocols, all of it is a nice change from our otherwise degenerate society.  Granted, it's not important "news," but I'd rather see the media covering this than yet another celebrity scandal or other fluff/faux news. 


For once, let's allow ourselves to steep in one of the rare events that reflects what's still good about our society and culture.  Don't you feel just a little pride and joy in these events?  Horray for the happy couple!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:30 | 1220055 goldfish1
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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:33 | 1220062 topcallingtroll
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So you believe in hereditary privilege?



Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:34 | 1220892 aerojet
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The problem with it is that it is not openly-accessible culture, but rather an elites-only affair.  Not that I think typical American everyday "culture" is anything but boorish and disgusting.  I guess I am caught in the middle--I'm too intellectual but not well-connected enough.  I do like what you say about social protocols--we could all stand to be a bit more "classy."

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 06:59 | 1219620 gordengeko
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Let the lizard inbred ceremony on the masonic chessboard commence!  The chuckwallas of the world are probably just giddy right now.   

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:26 | 1219811 Dejean Splicer
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She has the blood of the zionists in her. The lizard overlords will celebrate what she spawns into her nest.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:02 | 1219627 hardcleareye
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UHHGGGGGG...  Tyler I come to this site to GET AWAY from nonsensical, fluff!!  PLEASE NO MORE....... I am drowning in a sea of stupidity!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:07 | 1219641 NuYawkFrankie
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Was that Tony Soprano in about the 6th pew (rhs) - Better looking that 1/2 the horse-faced broads there...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:12 | 1219646 Futurist
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Help is there nowhere on this planet safe from this Royal Wedding? As the noise from the TV and my wife's royal wedding buffet wafts through the floorboards. Wish the couple all the best though!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:12 | 1219650 dujonn
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Ugh, why bother with this irrelivant poopie?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:20 | 1219795 HitTheFan
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Well, you could spend the time better learning how to spell?

Good luck!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:18 | 1219656 Silverhog
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Ok, Tyler. Fess up. Was this Marla's idea?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:46 | 1220115 Natasha Fatale
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Tell us Tyler, is Marla happy that Kate chose Alexander McQueen to design her dress? Because I think it was just divine.

To all the fellas out there: Please don't junk this, ok?! Just because I'm a ZHer doesn't mean I can't enjoy gushing about a pretty dress on occasion. Girls will be girls <sigh> 


Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:16 | 1219657 equity_momo
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Get this shit off zerohedge. ffs

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:17 | 1219658 rwe2late
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 A billionaire's wedding, attended by war criminals, dictators, and assorted oligarchs, and heavily promoted by the MSM as another piece of non-infotainment for the mass ass.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:59 | 1219726 Captain Planet
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+ a lot of guillotines

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:25 | 1220036 topcallingtroll
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Well said

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:26 | 1219665 gordengeko
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The enemy of the human race rich with ancient pagan symbolism.  We should really do our homework.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:35 | 1220895 aerojet
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I'll go with the practicality of the Pagans versus the inhumanity of the Christians, Jews, and Muslims, thanks.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:32 | 1219676 Paralympic Equity
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Willy and Kate doing something for the country, don't think about the stagflation in UK, look at the pretty dress Kate is wearing...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:41 | 1219688 sunnydays
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Will not watch it and can not believe the link was put here.  Really, why put that junk here too?


I would not watch that for anything.  I don't care about it I am sick of hearing it and having to turn the channels as soon as info comes on about it the last few months.


THANK GOD it is OVER WITH!  May I NEVER have to hear about such stupidness again!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:43 | 1219690 cat2
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I think people are interested in this the same way they are intereted in Disney shows about princesses.  It's basically an ancient feudalism in modern times.  It's somewhat romantic to think about being crowned "the king".  Like in Lion, Witch, Wardrobe.  It's just human nature to want to rise to the to the top of the heap.

And in America we DO have royalty by birthright.  Here is how you become an American royal:  Get your highly placed political and royal friend to get you into Harvard, then a gig at one of the big wall street firms or president if you love fame, but being a wall street royal is far and away the best way to rule and live the good life.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:46 | 1219696 FunkyOldGeezer
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I'm no rampant Royalist, but I'll say a couple of things.

(a) The American people (maybe not Zerohedgers) would love to have a Royal family to look up to. FACT! Instead they have Disney and Hollywood. What a poor substitute.

(b) In these uncertain times, I personally gain a little comfort knowing that Royalty is a link to the past and they at least, through their preservation of historic artefacts pertaining to them, uphold a slightly longer-term perpective on life than most politicians, banksters, etc etc. Who else has family heirlooms from so far back that have so much history attached to them?

Good luck to the pair of them.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:49 | 1219705 cat2
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Americans look up to the people they have been trained to look up to by the media and education system.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 10:36 | 1220332 hedgeless_horseman
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England is about winning the past.
America is about winning the future.
Both are losing the present. 

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:23 | 1220025 topcallingtroll
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Go fuck yourself funky.
You can get on your knees and suck royal cock.

Me? I was a proud supporter of a small irish group in word and deed in my crazy youth.

You will suck any goober you are ordered to.
Those kneepads must be wearing out.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 11:15 | 1220351 hedgeless_horseman
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+ Wolfe Tone

Wolfe Tone was a revolutionary whose principles were drawn from the French Convention. Grattan's political philosophy was allied to that of Edmund Burke; Tone was a disciple of Georges Danton and Thomas Paine. Paine was a roommate of Tone's compatriot, "Citizen Lord" Edward FitzGerald, in Paris; and Paine's famous themes of the "rights of man" and "common sense" can be seen in the opening paragraph of the Declaration of the United Irishmen.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:50 | 1219711 pan
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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:57 | 1219718 quasimodo
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Who gives a flying fuck? Bunch of inbreds

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:58 | 1219733 Narcolepzzzzzz
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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 07:59 | 1219735 ZackAttack
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Where's AQ when you really need 'em?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:08 | 1219756 TumblingDice
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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:29 | 1219818 RockyRacoon
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Yup.   Pablum.  Diversionary tactics from the "austerity".

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:17 | 1219784 trav7777
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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:23 | 1219801 mfoste1
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who gives a shit?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:26 | 1219814 scratch_and_sniff
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sleight of hand, razzle dazzle gibberish; they're still falling for it the goofy pricks. Of all the arbitrary random gobbledygook you could dream up in the depths of a coma, the brits have already beaten you to it. No wonder there are so many homosexuals in England, its obvious.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:29 | 1219819 scratch_and_sniff
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P.s she has no titties

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:29 | 1219824 TaxSlave
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Hawk Ptui.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:17 | 1220001 topcallingtroll
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I spit in your general direction.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:45 | 1219866 jplotinus
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Isle of Corfu


Ban the monarchy

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:21 | 1220009 topcallingtroll
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Ok you crazy motherfuckers.

Kill all royalty and bankers.

Win valuable prizes.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:27 | 1220029 walküre
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Biggest scam of the world.

Royals, Bankers, Lawyers and political whores.

"If you can't beat them, join them"

Have we given up trying to beat them?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 08:59 | 1219928 GrinandBearit
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The sheeple just eat this insignificant nonsense up.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:10 | 1219971 Hulk
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What a fucking waste...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:16 | 1219997 topcallingtroll
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Hereditary privilege is the enemy of republican values everywhere.

Kill all the royals now.....that should be the battle cry of anyone who believes in republican forms of government.

Saudi royals....the new north korean royalty......destroy them all.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:46 | 1220128 SoNH80
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The Saudis and the Windsors, jacking each other off since 1915..... now, at American taxpayer expense.....

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:18 | 1220005 walküre
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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:21 | 1220015 Logman
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"For richer and poorer", yea....likely poorer, heh.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 09:32 | 1220065 sdmjake
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Nonsensical Facts-o-the-day:

Queen Elizabeth II, head of state of the United Kingdom and of 31 other states and territories, is the legal owner of about 6,600 million acres of land, one sixth of the earth’s non ocean surface.

She is the only person on earth who owns whole countries, and who owns countries that are not her own domestic territory. This land ownership is separate from her role as head of state and is different from other monarchies where no such claim is made – Norway, Belgium, Denmark etc.

The value of her land holding. £17,600,000,000,000 (approx).

This makes her the richest individual on earth. However, there is no way easily to value her real estate. There is no current market in the land of entire countries. At a rough estimate of $5,000 an acre, and based on the sale of Alaska to the USA by the Tsar, and of Louisiana to the USA by France, the Queen’s land holding is worth a notional $33,000,000,000,000 (Thirty three trillion dollars or about £17,600,000,000,000). Her holding is based on the laws of the countries she owns and her land title is valid in all the countries she owns. Her main holdings are Canada, the 2nd largest country on earth, with 2,467 million acres, Australia, the 7th largest country on earth with 1,900 million acres, the Papua New Guinea with114 million acres, New Zealand with 66 million acres and the UK with 60 million acres.

She is the world’s largest landowner by a significant margin. The next largest landowner is the Russian state, with an overall ownership of 4,219 million acres, and a direct ownership comparable with the Queen’s land holding of 2,447 million acres. The 3rd largest landowner is the Chinese state, which claims all of Chinese land, about 2,365 million acres. The 4th largest landowner on earth is the Federal Government of the United States, which owns about one third of the land of the USA, 760 million acres. The fifth largest landowner on earth is the King of Saudi Arabia with 553 million acres

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