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It's a nice picture. And a nice story about the present Queen's regnal name, but sadly untrue. You can see here that her proclamation as Elizabeth II was on the same morning that the King was found to have died, when she would have still been in Kenya.
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He may be trying to lull all of you into thinking it's just a prank, but you'll all be properly shocked when he shows up on April 1st at Buckingham Palace and starts issuing orders.  

I think the Queen should immediately retreat to Windsor, refill the moat and fortify the Tower of London, just in case.
 



We could build a wall around the UK and send him the bill.


Or perhaps get Mexico to pay for it, since they seem to already be in the business of being billed for walls...  [wink]

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So the question is, will Canada take in the Windsors when the Gloriousest Revolution happens next month ?
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It's a nice picture. And a nice story about the present Queen's regnal name, but sadly untrue. You can see here that her proclamation as Elizabeth II was on the same morning that the King was found to have died, when she would have still been in Kenya.


I'm only going by what a historian said during a talk he gave about the Windsors. It certainly would have saved a lot of problems in Scotland had she been Victoria II.
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I wasn't accusing you of making anything up. There are always all kinds of stories going around, but sadly the best ones always seem to be untrue, as this demonstrably is. The Queen could also have been Mary III, similarly uncontroversial and Mary unlike Victoria actually being one of her names, though her choices would not have been confined to the names she was actually given. Robert III of Scotland for example was actually named John and not Robert at all, but chose to be Robert III rather than John II because of the negative associations of John Balliol's reign. Confusingly, he had a prominent brother, Albany, who actually was named Robert.
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This is at best tangential to the thread, but I'll put it here anyway. Lengthy and sombre but nevertheless very interesting, I felt, it is an account of plans for what happens upon the next change of reign in Britain. I noticed the odd inaccuracy; for example I don't see how the Queen is supposed to have been present at her proclamation when, as pointed out above, she was thousands of miles away at the time. And the Duchess of Cornwall has not been known as Princess Consort since 2005 or indeed ever at all, though present publicly known plans are that she one day will be.

Apart from that there was the irritating implication at one point that anyone who voted Leave in the EU referendum can only have done so because they are Neanderthal xenophobes. I also strongly disagree with the view that Britain's history during the Queen's reign has been one of nothing but continual decline. These annoyances aside, the article does appear to have been very thoroughly researched, is clearly written and is not in general marred by objectionable attitudes. It's something none of us wants to happen but inevitably it one day will, and will be a seismic upheaval in national life. When the day comes, let us hope for all to go smoothly and the new reign to begin as well as it possibly can.
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