Saturday, December 24, 2005

There can be only one

The Christmas Eve Times of London reports:

THE Prince of Wales has discussed rejecting the title Charles III when he becomes King to avoid unhappy associations with some of the bloodiest periods in the monarchy’s history.

Yes, there were always going to be some laden echoes to a Charles III since a few people around Britain and Ireland think that there already was one, so what would be the alternative?

The Prince’s favourite alternative name is George VII, in honour of his grandfather —one of the best-loved monarchs of the past century ... "They [the Royal Family] will decide at the time, but he has talked about George."

A head of state named George, asserting the powers of the English King, a reign marked by great bloodshed? For God's sake Chazza, don't do it.

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