QUOTE(Gruntled @ Wed 4th May 2011, 3:01am)
What have you got against the Norwegian royal family? Or are you just trying to troll Norwegians?
Is there anyone out there who isn't
trying to troll Norwegians?
I mean, sure, I'd stop it at #1 too, but I'm talking about UK popular sentiment here. It isn't a question of what would actually happen if all 67 of those people were to die in a short span of time - presumably if that occurred, it would be because someone was systematically assassinating them one-by-one, correct? So if the assassins got all the way to #60, and you were #67, you'd probably be thinking maybe this whole English royalty thing isn't really something I want all that much really,
and you'd renounce your claim to the throne anyway.
Or else it could be something like the plot of 28 Days/Weeks/Months Later,
in which the entire population of Great Britain turns into raging zombie-psychopaths, including the Royal Family (as if anyone could tell the difference). So if you're in Norway when that happens, and none of the 67 people in front of you were spared due to their being on vacation in Monaco or some other jet-set locale, then sure, go ahead - but do you really want to be the titular monarch of a nation of raging zombie-psychopaths? Especially when you're already the titular monarch of a bunch of Norwegians?
So clearly, cutting off the list at #67 is a purely practical move. And #45 would actually be better, since it's pretty obvious that most English folks (or at least the sane ones) would rather have the King of Norway on the throne than Jeremy Lascelles.