Tag: King Charles III

Dominic West Took Actual Dance Lessons To Recreate Prince Charles’s Painfully Real Attempt At Breakdancing

Even though Netflix is trying oh-so-hard to convince viewers that maybe their portrayal of the Royal family isn’t completely accurate, they still like to throw in fun bits every once in a while. The world was shocked by those first images of Diana’s “revenge dress” and just how much Elizabeth Debick resembles the iconic princess. […]

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Ostensibly, the Royal Family Is Apolitical. That’s Why Americans Are Obsessed With It.

The media’s obsession with all things royal reveals capitalism and desire wrapped in a tight embrace, so symbiotic that it is impossible to tell which is primary: public fascination with the monarchy or the profit motive of news channels and tabloids. With the passing of Queen Elizabeth, the media machine went into overdrive. Outlets redirected […]

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The Time Is Ripe for Commonwealth Countries to Ditch the British Monarchy

The change in monarch comes at an auspicious time for the Commonwealth, as a number of countries—including Jamaica and Australia—had already been making moves toward removing the queen as head of state, and these calls are likely only to grow now she is being succeeded by her less popular son. Barbados already transitioned into a […]

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Why King Charles Is England’s Biggest Moocher

The royals are of course worth a hell of a lot more than $500 million. Forbes put their collective worth at $28 billion. But much of that is controlled by the British government and therefore more like a jumbo-sized expense account. An exception is the $950 million duchy (i.e., dukedom) of Lancaster, which Charles inherited from his mother. The […]

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King Charles III Is Already In Hot Water After Testily Forcing A Staffer To Clean His Desk

Last week, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at 96. The news prompted widespread tributes, but it also inspired others to point out the darker sides of the Royal Family and of the aristocracy in general. It didn’t take long for Elizabeth’s successor, her son Charles, now king, to casually do something that shows how out-of-touch […]

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