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17th Jan '17 7:31:06 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Literature/WolfHall'' generally doesn't have this--by the time of Henry VIII kings were more separated from their people, although Henry makes a point of showing himself in public places a few times and it's not difficult for the nun Elizabeth Barton to get close and start giving him disturbing prophecies. And on the informality front, there's his boyhood friend and brother-in-law Charles Brandon, a BoistrousBruiser who will wander into a room and shout things like "Aren't you ready Harry?!" This irritates Thomas Cromwell to no end, especially when Brandon starts gossiping loudly in front of a foreign ambassador (at which point Cromwell physically drags him out of the room).



* Common in the 2D-era ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games, up to and including exploring the royal ''bedrooms''. In the very first game, you even have to go and find the king on your own initiative (more or less).
** Several games in the series justify this: Cecil is the foster son of Baron's king in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', most of the player characters of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses are royalty themselves]], and King Edgar of Figaro is in liason with [[LaResistance the Returners]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.

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* Common in the 2D-era ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games, up to and including exploring the royal ''bedrooms''. In the very first game, you even have to go and find the king on your own initiative (more or less).
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less). Several games in the series justify this: Cecil is the foster son of Baron's king in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', most of the player characters of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses are royalty themselves]], and King Edgar of Figaro is in liason with [[LaResistance the Returners]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight'', Brandt and his friends are frequently cautioned by the guards of whatever castle they visit to be on their best behavior in front of the throne. (Even though one of them is herself a princess--though of the RoyalBrat variety.)
16th Jan '17 2:06:15 PM Eilevgmyhren
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** That is the ''Danish'' monarch. Norwegian kings (at least the two latest, Olav and Harald), are known for their commonality, and Olav V was notorious. A story goes that he was on a military parade, and asked for a smoke. When requested what kind of cigarette, he answered bluntly "Hell, whatever, as long as it smokes..." Olav was loved for his ability to talk and converse with (almost) everyone. As for the Norwegian queen: she actually ''asked'' a journalist to get away with horifics and adress her with the commmon "du". After this, most journalists avoid the problem by using a roundabout adressing: "do the king enjoy himself?" Queen Margrethe of Denmark is somewhat more pert on this subject.

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** That is the ''Danish'' monarch. Norwegian kings (at least the two latest, Olav and Harald), are known for their commonality, and Olav V was notorious. A story goes that he was on a military parade, and asked for a smoke. When requested what kind of cigarette, he answered bluntly "Hell, whatever, as long as it smokes..." Olav was loved for his ability to talk and converse with (almost) everyone. As for the Norwegian queen: she actually ''asked'' a journalist to get away with horifics drop the honorifics and adress her with the commmon "du"."du" (she is, after all, born a commoner, although of the medium wealthy kind). After this, most journalists avoid the problem by using a roundabout adressing: "do the king enjoy himself?" Queen Margrethe of Denmark is somewhat more pert on this subject.
16th Jan '17 2:04:41 PM Eilevgmyhren
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** That is the ''Danish'' monarch. Norwegian kings (at least the two latest, Olav and Harald), are known for their commonality, and Olav V was notorious. A story goes that he was on a military parade, and asked for a smoke. When requested what kind of cigarette, he answered bluntly "Hell, whatever, as long as it smokes..." Olav was loved for his ability to talk and converse with (almost) everyone. As for the Norwegian queen: she actually ''asked'' a journalist to get away with horifics and adress her with the commmon "du". After this, most journalists avoid the problem by using a roundabout adressing: "do the king enjoy himself?" Queen Margrethe of Denmark is somewhat more pert on this subject.
15th Jan '17 3:56:24 PM eroock
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-->--'''Adelhyde Castle Guard''', ''VideoGame/WildArms''

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13th Jan '17 7:39:19 AM Gaby007
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* The typical attitude of the Norfolk towards Harry in ''Fanfic/TheDifferenceOneManCanMake'' is quite casual, and they don't hesitate to tease or criticize him. Ygritte even threatens to shoot him if he decides to act "lordlike". Harry himself appreciates, and firmly corrects Southron guests when they call him a lord.
19th Dec '16 2:32:53 AM Ramidel
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* Usually averted in most ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' games. Getting into a castle requires either a key, a pass or status of some kind, though the specifics differ from game to game and castle to castle. If you have admittance to a castle, you can usually speak to the local lord or king (if he's there) and get his quests.
19th Dec '16 2:20:56 AM Ramidel
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* An [[InvertedTrope inversion]] occurs in ''ShiningForce.'' In one of the towns about halfway through the game, the item and weapon shops are connected to the castle. When you approach them, the King comes running up to stand behind the counter, and says something like "Just because I'm King, doesn't mean I can't make some money!"

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* An [[InvertedTrope inversion]] occurs In ''ShiningForce'', in ''ShiningForce.'' In one of the towns about halfway through the game, the item and weapon shops are connected to the castle. When you approach them, the King comes running up to stand behind the counter, and says something like "Just because I'm King, doesn't mean I can't make some money!"


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* In ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker 2'', this is downplayed. As the daughter of a hero, you have the right to visit the castle, but you won't be admitted to speak with anyone of importance if you don't have enough Decorum skill. Still, you can chat with the King all you like once you get that high, and you can meet [[spoiler: the young prince]] every January regardless of your Decorum.
* Played straight in ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'', but sometimes averted in ''Warband''. In the latter, if you meet the King in the field, he'll give you the time of day, but admission to the royal palace during a feast is limited to nobles and tournament winners.
22nd Oct '16 10:16:14 PM KeithM
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* Used in the HonorHarrington series when Harrington remarks that she should probably drop in to the palace to visit Queen Elizabeth III. The person she's saying this to, Elizabeth's cousin and one of the few people who actually ''could'' just decide to drop by for a visit (although probably needing an appointment herself), is privately amused that Harrington, a career naval officer coming from a middle-class family on one of the kingdom's secondary planets, had become someone so politically and personally important that she should so casually suggest doing something that her highest-ranking military superiors and the vast majority of the kingdom's nobility and aristocracy simply wouldn't even consider or even be allowed to do.
8th Oct '16 1:33:48 PM FordPrefect
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*** Rather ironically, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln commissioned the Secret Service on the very day of his assassination. Of course, the original purpose of the Secret Service was to investigate counterfeit currency (A function which they still carry out to this day). The Secret Service was not actually tasked with protecting the President until after the assassination of UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley in 1901.

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*** Rather ironically, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln commissioned the Secret Service on the very day of his assassination. Of course, the original purpose of the Secret Service was to investigate counterfeit currency (A (a function which they still carry out to this day). The Secret Service was not actually tasked with protecting the President until after the assassination of UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley in 1901.
8th Oct '16 1:32:05 PM FordPrefect
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** Played straight in ''The Final Cut'' - Urquharts own limousine is rammed off the motorway by some random trio of drunken punks in a minibus who are looking for a fight (but probably didn't realise ''whose'' limousine they just hit). Then [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that they're [[RealityEnsues promptly shot by Urquhart's own bodyguards as 'terrorists']].

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** Played straight in ''The Final Cut'' - Urquharts Urquhart's own limousine is rammed off the motorway by some random trio of drunken punks in a minibus who are looking for a fight (but probably didn't realise ''whose'' limousine they just hit). Then [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that they're [[RealityEnsues promptly shot by Urquhart's own bodyguards as 'terrorists']].
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