I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again;
“As an Englishman, I’m a Royalist!’.
‘As an Australian, I’m a Republican!”.
Just so you don’t forget I’m also a devout atheist and a committed socialist.
It might be a good idea if my good friend, and Nemesis, Disperser, signs off here and goes takes some photographs; it’s all about Royalty, nobility, and an up an coming Royal wedding in London!
and ej, being of the nobility….
All that being said, on with the motley.
The talking heads, of TV News, are getting themselves worked up, and me down; in a frenzy with the upcoming marriage, of Prince Henry of Wales, and M/s Meaghan Markle, a young lady, of mixed race, as they like to point out, from one of the colonies.
Trouble is, with these talking heads, they haven’t got enough brains between the lot of them, to get a decent headache! They look squarely into the cameras, and say look at me ,I’m the anchor/star and I know everything ; ooops , I”m sure they are taught by their producers/directors that they are infallible. They’re not! I am! 😀 Only kidding! 😛
And they’re not the only ones; even a Royals spouse……. keep reading…
The English/British system of ‘Royalty’ differs from all other systems;.
A fine example is of an Australian girl, Mary Donaldson, a young lady from Hobart in Tasmania, married Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, and immediately became Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. No ifs, no buts, she married a prince, she becomes a princess.
Not so in England. You want to be a ‘Princess’? You have to be born a ‘Princess’; no ifs, no buts, that’s the way the system works.
So Prince Harry’s mum, Diana, was NOT a PRINCESS, she was HRH, Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Carrick; need I go on; but she was not ‘Princess’!
Whats more she did not become Lady Diana until 1975 when her father inherited the title Earl Spencer, up until then she was just plain Miss. Why do the media keep referring to her as such?
Because they’re thick as bricks, that’s why!
Has it occurred to these morons, fronting the cameras, and appearing on our TV screens, that HRH. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as the wife of the Prince of Wales is surely entitled to the same titles as the late Lady Diana? So why is she not referred to as Princess Camilla by the media?
Prince William of Wales, son of the Prince of Wales, married a commoner; Catherine Middleton.
Catherine is now HRH. Catherine Duchess ofCambridge, elevated to the nobility but NOT royalty; she is not Princess Catherine, if she wishes, she can be called Princess William of Wales. Why don’t the clowns call HER Princess Kate, they love the Kate thing, even though the Royals have made it perfectly clear that they don’t!
But all the talking heads still persist, in calling lady Diane, Princess Di. Trouble is, they obviously believe that she was. Ignorant clowns!
In the fullness of time, when William ascends the throne, she will be anointed, crowned, and proclaimed Queen , as was Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother,
when Prince Albert, Duke of York ascended the throne and crowned King George VI back when I was a boy.
By Royal decree, Prince Williams children, have been granted and given the title Prince & Princess. The great grandchildren of an English/British monarch are not automatically ‘royals’. indeed they are commoners!
Any issue, from the union of Prince Harry and M/s Markle, will be commoners, but they will bear the titles Lord and Lady. An eldest son will, of course, be of the nobility and bear the secondary title of the Prince. Harry will become the Duke of Clarence, or Suffolk, or Sussex and have a secondary, title possibly in the form of Marquis of Margate, something along those lines, but the children will not be HRH’s. Miss Markle will be, as the wife of a Royal Duke.
Don’t go away, I haven’t finished this rant yet, plenty more where this lot came from!
I read the other day, where someone had said, within the hearing of the Duchess of Cornwall, that Catherine, when William ascended the throne would be the first commoner to do so, and she piped up and said “no she won’t, I will!”; fair enough; if and when Charles gets a go at the monarchy, as his wife, she has a right to be to be crowned as Queen consort. Just hope she takes another name, Queen Camilla ??
Thing is she got it wrong too!
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was the daughter of an Earl; Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyons, as such, was a commoner, the daughters of Earls are given the honorary title ‘lady; goes back to the days when they were used as marriage fodder. Of course she was an HRH after marrying Bertie, just like Diane was after marrying Charlie, but basically a commoner.
So, as I said HRH the Duchess of Cornwall got it wrong too; there’s been a few commoners wedded and bedded by kings in England. Big Harry, not to be confused with our Little Harry, comes to mind.
Mistress Anne Boleyn was a commoner. she wasn’t the first daughter of an Earl to wed an English king either, but I’ll not bore you any longer, much as I’d like to.
Just in case Emilio took me at my word, and popped out when this stuff hit the cyberspace, would somebody please let him know, that it’s now okay, and safe to return.
If on the other hand he stayed, and read right through; you can bet your bottom dollar that I’m in for it, a lecture and tirade like never before seen ; 2000 words at least, and a dozen links to prove that I’m off my rocker.
I can’t wait. 😈