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The question - Charles & Camilla


Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey of Clifton has told Prince Charles that he should marry Camilla Parker Bowles. What do you think?

Personally I think the Prince of Wales and future King of Britain should be able to do what the hell he likes. Call it a perk of the job.

And he shouldn't need to ask for anyone's opinion or permission - except maybe his mummy's.

Chris Reid, 30, project manager, Glasgow And just what authority has an exArchbishop got? I am now waiting to hear what Lady Thatcher, Neil Kinnock and Kate Adie have to say. Frankly, these opinions should not be given airtime. But if we must be publicly opinionated, it is certainly time Charles married Camilla and stopped this nonsense behind the bike shed.

Dudley Swain, 56, performance manager, Exeter Personally I find the Royal Family to be completely out of line with modern day Britain and would not be sad if the monarchy was scrapped. Let Charles and Camilla get married like any other divorcees if they want to, but without making a public spectacle of it and only as long as Charles agrees to abdicate his right of succession to the throne.

Mike Paul, 51, senior engineer, Stuttgart, Germany Provided they do it all at their own expense and do not deplete the public purse, then why not?

They are certainly old enough to make their own decisions.

Richard Altoft, 53, managing director, North Lincolnshire I think there is a certain inevitability about it so the answer is probably yes they should get married.

John Brownlie, 55, project director, Shrewsbury If they choose to marry it will be for the right reasons, following years of deliberation and harsh attention from some elements of the press. I wish them well.

Allan Howlett, principal project manager, London It seems very sensible to me that they do get married. And if we were to get rid of Kings and Queens at the same time the marriage would not upset anyone.

Jim Towers, 53, transport planner, Stirling If it makes them happy, then fine by me.

Iain McAlister, 44, chief engineer, Glasgow I do not really care if they get married. Does anybody else?

Lee Durnford, 33, technical advisor, Croydon NCE wants to know what you think about a range of serious and not so serious topical issues. If you would like to contribute some of your experiences and opinions then please email bernadette. redfern@construct.

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