Maybe that good old stand by Elisabeth.
Names are funny things really. My parents only gave me one to remember, as
nobody had any ideas other than it should be short to match my surname.
I'm quite happy with Brian even if i was compared to a snail during my
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That may be related to the fact that neither Liz nor Vicky were
the heir apparent at the time of their birth. In the former
case David later Edward VIII later the Duke of Windsor was
the heir apparent, in the latter case at the time of her birth
Vicky was only fifth in line of succession after her father and
his three older brothers: the Prince Regent, the Duke of York,
and the Duke of Clarence (later William IV).
Her actual first name was Alexandrina and it was her own
decision to change it on the day she was declared Queen.
Otherwise presumably there'd have been an Alexandrina Station
in London, an Alexandrina line on the tube, the Alexandrina Cross
and even a State or states in the colonies named Alexandrina.
p.s. I just realised that what I ranted on about might imply in some
way that I'm all in favour of Royalty-fever: ***no frigging way!!***
Pass the sick bag. I'm as appalled by it all as (I have no doubt) Prince
William is. (I think he's a good chap btw.)
There seem to be an awful lot of countries that don't seem to have
benefitted much from once being part of the British Empire. If they had
not been - who knows? Is India a better place for the average citizen than
*Corduroy pillows are making headlines.
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
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