Saturday, December 29, 2007

A New Royal Baby

I meant to post this when it happened but congratulations to Prince Edward and his wife Sophie on the birth of their son. James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor is the little boy's name. What a mouthful! The last name Mountbatten-Windsor is a combination of the last name that Prince Philip took when he gave up his titles as a Prince of Greece and Denmark and Windsor which is the name the Royal Family took during World War I, when it was decided that the house of Saxe-Coburg Gotha was no longer a good idea.

Quick question though, why is it that the children of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York are princesses but little James and Louise have to make do with Lady and Viscount? Prince Edward is supposed to inherit the Dukedom of Edinburgh when Prince Philip dies, but still I think it's kind of unfair that they don't get to be Prince James and Princess Louise.

I know that Princess Anne didn't want her kids to have royal titles, and maybe Edward doesn't either. Which seems a bit silly if you ask me. If you are lucky enough to be born a Prince, enjoy it, the way Princess Michael does.

Thanks for reading,


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