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So the question would be, ambitious for what? Ambitious for power in the short term and the long term abolition of the monarchy in their country?
Ambitious for a less ceremonial role, to begin with. Think along the lines of Augustus, not Caesar. I'm French, so I view monarchies with extreme suspicion anyway, but still. The essential characteristic of unwritten rules of conduct is that they are adaptable to changing circumstances in ways that are not easy to identify right away.

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by martingale on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 09:57:54 PM EST
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