Crabcakes wrote: ↑Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:36 am
The Weeping Angel wrote: ↑Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:22 am
By that logic she was born within a few years of George IV.
Factually correct, but perception-wise the royals are almost as permanent as their palaces. Old wooden teeth was queen in 1936, and still alive in the 21st century. Liz has been on the throne longer than many people's entire lives and was around well before then. Chuck is probably gearing up for a good 20 years on the throne even though he's 72 now, and his mum shows no signs of expiring. William isn't likely to get a sniff of it until he's in his 60s at the earliest.
Good point. My father was born at the end of 1947, and he says he can just about remember George VI. I'll wager anyone born in 1948 or later will not be able to. No matter your views on royalty, when you think about it, that is a real jaw dropping fact. As I've said before, when Brenda does hop the twig (which, with the greatest of respect, realistically could actually be any day now), we are going to witness a VERY strange week that will put Diana week in the shade.
Prepare on one side for the Mail et al watching everything and everyone for suitable levels of sackcloth and ashes, and on the other, people screaming that EastEnders has been cancelled on the actual day of death. Me? I'm just going to keep my head down and wallow in the historical aspect of it all.