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Happy! - Nov 21 (Princess Victoria)

Abby Sale 21 Nov 05 - 08:36 AM
Snuffy 21 Nov 05 - 09:31 AM
Wilfried Schaum 21 Nov 05 - 09:45 AM
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Subject: Happy! - Nov 21 (Princess Victoria)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 21 Nov 05 - 08:36 AM

Happy Birthday!

Princess Victoria, aka The Princess Royal,

Firstborn of Queen Victoria and her Albert

born November 21, 1840

                O slumber my darling
                While I sing thee a sermon
                Thy mother's a Guelph
                And thy father's a German.
                The hills and the dales
                And John Bull's money,
                All shall belong
                My dear darling to thee

The royal brood expanded rapidly - Vicky was the first of nine! By the
late 1840's this little ditty was making the rounds of music halls:

                V und A so boldly did say
                The State is bewildering about little children
                And we are increasing; you know we have four...
                So Albert, dear Albert, we'll do it no more!

Vicky married a Prussian prince and was the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm of WW I fame. Thereby spawning lots and lots of songs. [Thanx Ada Prill]

[Guelphs (gwèlfs): German dynasty of the Middle Ages.]

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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 21 (Princess Victoria)
From: Snuffy
Date: 21 Nov 05 - 09:31 AM

Not too dissimilar to this that appeared at the birth of prince William in 1982:

Ten tiny fingers
Ten tiny toes
Then thousand pounds a week
For life, I suppose.

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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 21 (Princess Victoria)
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 21 Nov 05 - 09:45 AM

Guelph = Welfen, the reigning dynasty of Hanover until 1918. Some weaks ago they sold their treasure, auctioned by Sotheby's. Best known prince of the lot is Ernst August, who was photographed when he pissed at the Turkish pavilion during the las World Fair.

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