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Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
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Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
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Sunday, 28 December 2008

We Three Kings

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7 comments:

Beaverbrook said...

A very rare thing, that. Three kings in a single year is a souvenir feat.

Bolingbroke said...

I notice that all three are wearing their wings, but were all three actually trained pilots? Who did George V fly with, the Wright brothers?

Aeneas the Younger said...

Seeing photos like this makes me fully realise that I would have been better served to have been born around 1890, and to have been in the Trenches with my Comrades.

This current world is so lacking in grandeur.

J.K. Baltzersen said...

Seeing photos like this makes me fully realise that I would have been better served to have been born around 1890, and to have been in the Trenches with my Comrades.

This current world is so lacking in grandeur.


Sir,

So you would have liked to be in the trenches of the Great War? In the trenches of the war that destroyed the old world and eventually brought about this one?

Aeneas the Younger said...

At least there was a Imperial Brotherhood & Bond of Loyalty in those trenches ...

MandysRoyalty said...

That photo gives me the chills... of awe. You can't help it when you look at a part of history that was so monumental. It was indeed a rare time in the monarchy.

Matt said...

I'm awfully late in posting. Just a note to say that I've presently, here in my study, got one eye on a decorative plate my father's given me, with the words "Three Kings in One Year" written discreetly on its face, and surrounded by three images of the various kings wrapped in laurels. Wonderful stuff!

Best,
M

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