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Queen Mother’s castle: ‘We will consider civil partnerships’

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  1. well i think this is great it shows that we do get listend to once and a while! but i do wonder if this has more to do with the Queen’s queens saying they want it that the other gay people saying they want it

  2. More like the prospect of people being “outed” I should imagine.

    All the best.

  3. Now we ARE amused(!)

  4. she would have loved that !!!

  5. Simon Murphy 25 Mar 2009, 4:14pm

    Wasn’t she a racist, gin-soaked old drunk who smelled of wee though?

  6. Sister Mary Clarence 25 Mar 2009, 4:31pm

    “It’s something we hadn’t discussed before, but we have now and decided that, if we get an inquiry, we’ll deal with it.”

    I think the spokeperson made it clear how they would ‘deal with it’ yesterday – wasn’t that the whole issue??

  7. Robert, ex-pat Brit 25 Mar 2009, 4:43pm

    Do they ever marry straight couples there? If they do, why would they need a licence to register a civil partnership?

  8. Robert, they had decided to allow weddings to take place in the castle to raise money – however, they decided not to invest in a civil weeding license, which is required in Scotland to allow civil ceremonies – whether marriages or civil partnerships – to take place.

    Essentially, only religious ceremonies would have been allowed to take place as ministers are licensed individually to carry out marriage ceremonies.

    The cynic in me thinks that the decision was probably made due to the amount of revenue they could potentially be losing out on. . .

  9. Brian Burton 25 Mar 2009, 6:46pm

    It is a well known fact that this Late Queen Mother’s resident servants, and at Clarence House were Gay and she loved Gay men around her at home. She was decending the stairs toward her kitchen in one of her residencers when as she came closer, she could hear her staff having a screaming match. As she approached she stood in the kitchen doorway and called to them: Listen, I’m the only Queen here and do’nt you forget it!

  10. @Simon Murphy

    Would that be “the Royal we(e)”?

  11. They will consider civil partnerships! How terribly nice of them. Give me a break, it’s the pink pound they need, that’s the reason. Am I cynical? Yes!

  12. Queen Lover 12 Apr 2009, 3:44pm

    Leave it out you lot!

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