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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Thinking about it, Princess Margaret could have been first in line to throne while she was alive rather than Prince Charles in that sense.
    Excellent.. Charles is a lewd minded , adulterer . I actuality hate him for the way he ruined Di's life


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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    The Royal Family may be British, but Australia is part of the Commonwealth.
    Officially I suppose. But before the 1999 Republic vote Queen Liz allbut gave her permission for us to pursue this constitutional path. She said at the time and has reiterated since, that as Australia was a sovereign, independent nation she has a rite to decide her own future. Or words to that affect.

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    I've never agreed or understood that system to be fair .. it would make more sense to give it to William and then Harry ...

    I will start a petition to get King Harry .. and let the masses speak


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    I will also push for Harry. I admire that man so much. He won over us Aussies during the Invictus Games.

    The other bone of contention for we Republicans is a need to change the current Oz flag to something with a greater Australian identity. The removal of the Union Jack from it.. for a start.

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    Christmas puddings, mince pies, and mincemeat in jars made with beef suet no longer appears to exist with the possible exception of luxury or artisan brands. Any ideas when it was phased out?

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    My late father used to make his own mince pies with mincemeat and pastry, and I have to say that they looked nothing like the ones inside the Mr Kipling boxes in the shops when they were taken out of the oven - they looked too hard and flaky and looked as if they had been ran over by a steamroller.

    Give me shop bought ones anytime - I would not even attempt to do my own. (I didn't do GCSE Home Economics as one of my options as you may have guessed).
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Mrs Peek's was once a big brand of Christmas pudding. It was ubiquitous in the 1990s but I have not seen it around for about 10 years now.

    Mrs Peek was a real person. The wife of one of the founders of Peek Freans biscuits.

    There aren't many pictures of older Mrs Peek's packaging on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    Mrs Peek's was once a big brand of Christmas pudding. It was ubiquitous in the 1990s but I have not seen it around for about 10 years now.

    Mrs Peek was a real person. The wife of one of the founders of Peek Freans biscuits.

    There aren't many pictures of older Mrs Peek's packaging on the internet.
    https://youtu.be/f4R3fqsyl4k




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    Morrisons own shallow mince pies are delicious, just the right mince to pastry ratio with a light dusting of icing sugar
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    I would have assumed that Mrs Peek was fictitious for the benefit of marketing the product in the same way that Mr Kipling was - no doubt that in decades to come some people might even assume that Bernard Matthews wasn't a real person.

    I would probably go for Asda branded ones as their own brand of mince pies seem to be of great quality and a rival for Mr Kipling.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    https://youtu.be/f4R3fqsyl4k




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    McVitie's now own the Family Circle biscuit brand. It used to confuse me because of the magazine of the same name.
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