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What happens to the U.K Queen if she changes to Catholicism tomorrow?

  1. georgethegent profile image60
    georgethegentposted 5 years ago

    Will old Phil become King or will she just have her wrists slapped?

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Is this a serious question?

      She'd have to abdicate. She can't be head of the Church of England and a Catholic too.

      Next in line to the throne would be crowned, but sadly Charles seems to have gone a bit doolally. So, next...!

    2. CMHypno profile image94
      CMHypnoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      She is the head of the Church of England, so would have to abdicate in favour of her eldest son Prince Charles.  Anyone who is in the line to succession for the British throne, gives up their claim to the throne if they convert to Catholicism.  Prince Phillip is the Queen's consort, and well down the succession list in his own right.

      The likelihood of the Queen converting is 0

    3. robie2 profile image98
      robie2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You have GOT to be joking LMAO  I can see her becoming a Holy Roller before a Roman Catholic.  She is far to puritanical to ever entertain such a notion, especially since she can never be pope--and she already gets to wear robes and crowns and partake in ancient rituals :-)))))))  OMG can't stop laughing. BTW " Phil" as you call him, is not in line for the throne-- Prince Charles would ascend I believe  and his wife, the fair Camilla, would become queen I believe-- but I am not well versed in these things, being a mere Yank myself :-) Thanks for the laugh hahahahaha

    4. Ralph Deeds profile image66
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not likely.
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/6093196_f248.jpg


      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6093203_f248.jpg

  2. WriteAngled profile image85
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    She certainly would not give up her luxurious, lifestyle just for religion!

    1. georgethegent profile image60
      georgethegentposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Quite right, she would not give up the luxury at all!!!

  3. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    The Queen of England will NEVER convert to Catholicism.  She is a staunch adherent to England monarchial tradition.   She is not going to give up the accroutrements of her monarchial privilege.   The Queen is a shrewd businessperson, not a daffwit!   She is worth at least a billion dollars- do you think that she is going to give that up?    Never a milnillion times!

    1. georgethegent profile image60
      georgethegentposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, but does she believe in the god she fronts???

  4. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    You KNOW this is just another Fundraising Stunt to gain new funds for their proposed new yacht!

    This one is as good as Fergie selling time with Andrew!

    Amazing! It must be so hard living with only a Tax Free income and 5b in Jewels! sad

    Does she have Paypal?  big_smile

    1. georgethegent profile image60
      georgethegentposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      She doesn't need Paypal, she just snaps her fingers!!!

  5. annart profile image86
    annartposted 5 years ago

    I think she truly does believe in god and the viewpoint of the Church of England.  'Front'  is not the case; she is committed to her role with respect to church and state.  No matter what you think about monarchy or faith, the Queen is not one to waver and she has been brought up to 'do her duty', in which I think she believes, hook, line and sinker.  I'm one of her subjects and though the royal family is sometimes subject to a deal of ridicule (occasionally with good reason) I do think she is genuine.  Incidentally, I don't believe Charles will be king; I think he'd rather talk to his plants or Camilla.  William would be far better and much more connected to the modern people.

    1. georgethegent profile image60
      georgethegentposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think that you're right there. William would be better (If royalty has to continue).

  6. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    if see changes to Catholicism, then she is once conversion away (to Greek Orthodoxy) from becoming a real Christian smile

    1. Dave Mathews profile image60
      Dave Mathewsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Greek One: That's a very strange response since Christianity begins and ends with Jesus and His teachings and Jesus was Hebrew not Greek. Orthodoxy simply means conforming to a certain way or belief.

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        If I am not mistaken, law prohibits the Queen from being anything but Protestant.

        Jesus' teachings where written down and communicated in Greek as was customary at that time.  Orthodoxy means "accepted or traditional and established faith"

        1. Dave Mathews profile image60
          Dave Mathewsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Greek One: Just because the New Testament Texts are recorded in Greek does not take away from the fact that Jesus Himself was Jewish Hebrew. Greek arrogance does not change this fact.
          Jesus native tongue in actuality was Aramaic.

          1. Greek One profile image75
            Greek Oneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            hmmmm i dont believe I ever said Jesus was Greek.

          2. annart profile image86
            annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            By 'Greek arrogance' are you referring to the hubber Greek One?  If so, I think that's too rude.  There are other ways of arguing a point.  If not, perhaps you could explain.

    2. georgethegent profile image60
      georgethegentposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Where are the "Real" Christians?

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        In church or on the mission fields wink

  7. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago

    That's a pretty stupid question. The Queen's religious beliefs have nothing to do with the fact that she is queen. True she is head of the church of England, but that has no bearing upon her station as queen.

    1. MickS profile image73
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Dave it is oprettty stupid to entertain the tought that The Queen would convert to Catholism.  However, it does have every bearing upon her station as queen, she can't be quen and a catholic, it is specifically against the law.

      1. Druid Dude profile image59
        Druid Dudeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I know the answer to this one. She gets a little round wafer and a drink of cheap burgundy.

    2. annart profile image86
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Queen as head of the Church of England has every bearing upon her station as Queen, personally, legally and constitutionally.

  8. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    The Queen pays tax nowadays.

  9. 2uesday profile image83
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    The Queen is the head of the church of England and is not Catholic because in the past a King of England wanted to divorce and marry and the Catholic church would not allow him to do so.

    The King was Henry the Eight and when he decided to break the connection with the Catholic Church/Pope he made himself the head of the new church. He also destroyed much in the way of heritage at the same time, as he had monastic building torn down and many beautiful old manuscripts which were illuminated and written in hand by the monks were lost too. His father had been a devote Catholic and had commissioned many such beautiful books. 

    The marriage did not last as Ann Boleyn who was the second of six wives was executed, but his desire to marry her changed the course of English history.

    1. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hell... it changed poor Ann's life too! smile

    2. georgethegent profile image60
      georgethegentposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Her being the Queen of England and the head of the Church of England is irrelevant though. I am Scottish, living in Shetland. She is, unfortunately, the Queen of Scotland too. What has the Church of England got to do with me. Can she step over the border and become head of the Scottish Catholics - or become a Scottish Atheist?

  10. profile image64
    SanXuaryposted 5 years ago

    She lives a hundred more years and they make her Pope. She gets all confused by all these crowns she has and walks out one day with one that reads Burger King. She makes all the bishops stand completely still as people taunt them to get them to move. Finally, she reads the Catholic Bible and goes haven't I read this before and they reply yes you did and it still did not matter then but it got all those relatives to stop killing one another.

  11. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Did you know, much as I can't be bothered with the British Royal family, I think we should lay off the queen. She is a very old lady who must be tired and I don't know about you, but I don't pick on OAPS, preferring to offer them the respect their great age deserves.

    I wrote a hub about the queen being black, and I haven't been thrown in the stocks yet, so maybe she has a sense of humour too smile

    I hope.

    Treason is still a punishable offence in the UK.

    1. georgethegent profile image60
      georgethegentposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I must admit that I didn't phrase the question correctly and ended up picking on the old lady. Whoever is the monarch is the head of the Church of England. What has that got to do with Scotland. Wouldn't mind if our own royalty reappeared but the Queen of all the nations of Great Britain is so English!!!

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Ah well she just has a funny accent!

        If you haven't read read it, I strongly suggest you read the book called The Queen and I by Sue Townsend.

        I read it years ago and it is hysterical.

        The Royal family are de-throned and end up living in a council house on a rough estate somewhere in the Midlands.

        http://www.amazon.co.uk/Queen-I-Sue-Tow … amp;sr=1-1

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Well no actually the Queen  of England is of German descent wink

  12. profile image64
    SanXuaryposted 5 years ago

    What is wrong with everyone? its humour. The point is that she is old and I doubt that anyone is going to care what she does with her faith before she goes. Sadly I am an American and we enjoy making fun of everything and this Hub site really needs to unwind some. She has actually been a good Queen and has allowed the political process in your country to maintain its liberty.

  13. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Gosh sorry I knew it was humour...I was just going off at another angle.

    Why don't you get yourself a profile pic? Then we can who who is talking instead of some private eye in a hat.

  14. profile image64
    SanXuaryposted 5 years ago

    Yeah right, I will not even put my self on face book, there are way to many weirdos in this World. As many times as I am taken out of context on here someone would probably kill me by mistake. I will stick to my comedy show for now.

    1. annart profile image86
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree this should be light-hearted!  The Queen does boost tourism, there's no doubt and, yes, she does cost us a lot too.  However, she does not run the country and has some influence but does not have to be obeyed.  As has been said above, she is old, she is sincere and should be respected.  So let's be kind and tolerant to all opinions.  I'm leaving this discussion now!

  15. Druid Dude profile image59
    Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago

    For this to happen, I think Queenie would have to see the second coming.

 
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