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    On Monday (for those who wasn't keeping both eyes on the Higgins-Trump snooker final), you will know that the Meghan, Duchess of Sussex had gone into labour and had given birth to a lovely baby boy. Even the side of Nottingham's Victoria Centre building on Tuesday, Intu had congratulated the Royal couple on their birth, and so do I for that matter.

    I quite like the choice of name - Archie Harrison. Archie is short for Archibald (hence lots of newborn babies have yet to have hair on their heads), and Harrison - Harry's son, do you see? I cottoned onto that one straight away, and it made me think that that sort of name would not have worked for son of, Magnus Magnusson, let's say. Baby Archie shares his birthday with Tony Blair which is obviously just a coincidence of course.

    It was such a joy when William and Kate's firstborn Prince George was born in 2013, not only because he was called George (natch), but also I thought that for the first time, I realised that if the tradition of sending greetings to centenarians is still going in 2078 which is the year that I turn 100 if I ever live that long, I am almost certain that he will be king by then, (unless some Green Party-supporting Republicans end up getting their own way and doing a anti-Royal "Brexit" in a referendum between now and then). An ancestor of mine who was born in 1891 was in his mid 30s when Elizabeth, later Queen was born, a similar age as I was when Prince George was born, and he would have had greetings from Queen Elizabeth II if he had lived to be 100 as well.

    OK, I like the Royal Family and I think that it is a reason to be positive as a British person. I know that it doesn't mean too much to people, but I thought that the news was nice - a lot nicer than some of the stuff that is happening at the moment.
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    The President of the United States found time to compete in a world snooker final???
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    When Charles becomes King, he can choose by which of his four fore-names he is known.

    He is unlikely to want to become King Charles III, due to connotations with the Civil War.

    He could be King Philip I, to honour his father, but would most likely opt for King George VII, due to his wife's lineage.

    I really, really hope he goes for an off-the-wall choice, though! He could be - whisper it! - King Arthur!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    When Charles becomes King, he can choose by which of his four fore-names he is known.

    He is unlikely to want to become King Charles III, due to connotations with the Civil War.

    He could be King Philip I, to honour his father, but would most likely opt for King George VII, due to his wife's lineage.

    I really, really hope he goes for an off-the-wall choice, though! He could be - whisper it! - King Arthur!!!
    He should go for Roland ( Rat)


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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    The President of the United States found time to compete in a world snooker final???
    I mentioned this on the snooker thread a couple of days ago - I had wondered whether this was the first time that a snooker player with the same surname as an incumbent American president had won a snooker tournament while they were in office?

    Joe "Lyndon B" Johnson; Ali "Jimmy" Carter; Kyren "Woodrow" Wilson, etc.

    Back on topic, for the benefit of this forum (which I had forgot to mention in my opening gambit), I am also extending the discussion to 1970s to 1990s Royal births as well.
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    I overheard two teenage girls talking about the baby’s name today ... one said

    “ I thought they’d have called it Leeroy “

    ????


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    Is it just me or has there not been such a big interest in this royal birth as there was in will and kate's most recent baby.
    Lost count of how many they have.lost count of how many royal babies theres been in recent yrs.
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    I think that it's to do with the probability of the baby becoming a future king, but when you think about it, little Archie has almost a better chance than Prince Andrew or Princess Anne!
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I think that it's to do with the probability of the baby becoming a future king, but when you think about it, little Archie has almost a better chance than Prince Andrew or Princess Anne!

    He's 7th in line, behind Prince Charles, William, his 3 children and Harry, so exceedingly unlikely to ascend the throne, the line almost certain to move down William's children.

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    After Harry was born, there was at least one Spitting Image sketch that portrayed William as a Damien-style figure plotting to get rid of baby Harry. I think I remember either puppet Charles or Diana saying to William that they all have to love baby Harry. I think William is then left alone and says something like "I'll love him all right, I'll love him to death!" with a demonic expression. Think there was a bit of controversy at the time.

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