i gotta agree, it Is a question many people "outside" have asked.<quoted text>Hmmm .. I guess I didn't think it was all that disrepecful to ask this , it was only a question and not a wish for anyone to die ... it could have and has been asked by many people as much as a decade ago ...
Is the tradition that the monarch stays on as long as they live? Regardless of age and ability to perform their functions?
i think we tend to think of the Queen more as a "figure head" type person rather than a ruler of such. so many times ive heard others say that this is just another rich family who have managed to hold onto a traditon - simply because of just that - tradition.
so i totally understand where u franko are coming from, its just how some of the outside world tends to view the old ways, ways that we may not understand simply because we dont live the same ones.
we in the US also question our own leader, as many other people do with their own. so nothing new there, its questions that make the world go round, makes changes possible. sometimes for the good and sometimes not so much.
i dont personally believe talking about it is disrespectful, and i definitely didnt see anything that u said point to a wish for the Queen to pass on...
so it really comes down to is this kitchen an "open discussion place" feel free to give ur opinions on any matter or is it not?
lots of "subjects" may feel too sensitive to tackle, and if it is for someone it might be better to skip over that particular one.
i myself have learned it saves a lot of unnecessary grief..
just my opinion - carry on all u good people!