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Harsh, but – No more Dukes of Palma.

In tomorrow’s BOE, there will appear the news that the title of Duchess of Palma is revoked from the Infanta (Princess) Cristina of Spain. Felipe VI has very high standards. More so because despite his position he’s not a particular supporter of aristocracy.

Although I also don’t support aristocracy, I’m a personal supporter of HRH Felipe VI. And an even greater supporter of the ideas I know he espouses.

Viva España, Viva el Rey, y el orden y la Ley!!!

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12 comments on “Harsh, but – No more Dukes of Palma.

  1. john zande
    June 11, 2015

    What did she do?

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      June 12, 2015

      It was more her husband than her, but it seems she was complicit. It was basically tax fraud, with some aggravating factors. They claimed many of their personal expenses as business expenses. Maid, nanny, children’s birthday parties.
      The husband is also accused of embezzling millions from his non-profit organization.

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  2. Clare Flourish
    June 12, 2015

    There are no more Dukes of Atholl. I have mixed feelings about this: I don’t think they were particularly useful, but there were Earls of Atholl before Scotland was united into one country in 900.

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    • davidprosser
      June 12, 2015

      I assume you’ve lost a voice of reason for Scotland in the House of Lords.One without a political affiliation? Or maybe the seat was hone when they practically abolished the house,another long standing tradition that should have been left alone (in my view) as it used to nicely counterbalance the sillier propositions from Parliament and get them toned down.
      Hugs

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      June 12, 2015

      How? I don’t know this story.

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      • Clare Flourish
        June 12, 2015

        Taxes got them, and they did not breed well enough, so when the title went to some x cousin x times removed in South Africa he did not want to use it.

        A warrior chieftain ruling virtually independently over a large area of the highlands, close to lowland towns, is clearly outdated, but still…

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  3. davidprosser
    June 12, 2015

    Viva el Rey. Que su reinado no sea el último.
    Hugs

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  4. Charmaine Martin
    June 12, 2015

    As Johnny Carson said when the Catholic Church dropped St. Christopher from the Calendar of Saints, “Shape up or ship out!”

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  5. Charmaine Martin
    June 12, 2015

    BTW – wasn’t that one of those instant dukedoms created because, “I’ve got to en-noble this idiot who married my daughter.”? I suppose it reverts to the Crown, and Felipe can use it to en-noble whatever idiot marries HIS daughter.

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      June 12, 2015

      Indeed. I’m sure you already know a whole lot of titles are of the instant variety 🙂 A meaningless historical tactic of hierarchical manipulation. In Spain at least women had rights, in France not even that. The only way a woman could use a title was by marrying the holder of one.
      Have you ever read about the Vatican selling titles? It was all the rage in the 19th century.

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  6. Charmaine Martin
    June 12, 2015

    Well, when the bottom dropped out of the Indulgences market, they had to sell SOMETHING! You can’t eat artwork.

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