It’s a wedding, not a coronation
It’s a wedding, not a coronation
Prince Charles may remind you that he is awaiting the opportunity to apply his grooming as King of England, though his Mother, the Queen, has no plans to depart soon. Therefore, Prince William may be waiting a very long time for his turn at the Kingdom.
“The Boy Who Would Be King – Prince William
April 29th, 2011 · No Comments
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By Jeffrey Jolson
LONDON (Hollywood Today) 4/29/11 – When two billion people around the world, and a million on the streets of London watched Prince William tie the royal knot with Kate Middleton, now a Princess, there was bubbly jubilation to spare.
Yet even though many are saying the royal couple is the future King and Queen of England, most observers, even many Englanders, mistake a royal wedding for a coronation. They did when William’s Prince Charles married Princess Diana.
And therein lies the nub. Charles is next in line for the throne, and after being groomed and waiting all his life, he has no reason to give up his birthright.
For that matter, Queen Elizabeth is still lively and didn’t up the throne for Charles.
And given the longevity that appears to run in the royal family (the Queen mother died at 101-years-old), Queen Elizabeth II could be around for a decade or two. William takes tea with her every week, likely getting tips on being the monarch of Great Britain.
Prince Charles is already 62, which is William’s main chance. If QEII hangs on for a decade, there will be a question on how long Charles would sit on the throne.
Prince William of Wales, is only 28, barely heard of cassettes or CDs and probably has an iPod for his cross-coutry running and Twitters under the name PW28. Or maybe wombat, a nickname which has stuck in the British press.
He is pretty cool, spent part of his gap year after graduating St. Andrews in Chile and roaming around Africa. He is a full pilot in the Royal Air Force, and can fly jets and copters.
If he can keep away from flying machines, he would have a pretty good chance of returning to Westminster Abbey one day to get the crown of not only England, but the simultaneous thrones of 16 independent states.”
Kingdom of England
“The Kingdom of England was, from 927 to 1707, a sovereign state to the northwest of continental Europe. At its height, the Kingdom of England spanned the southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain (including both modern-day England and Wales) and several smaller outlying islands; what today comprises the legal jurisdiction of England and Wales. It had a land border with the Kingdom of Scotland to the north. At the start of the period its capital and chief royal residence was Winchester, but Westminster and Gloucester were accorded almost equal status, with Westminster gradually gaining preference.
England as a nation state began on 12 July 927 AD after a gathering of kings from throughout Britain at Eamont Bridge, Cumbria, but broadly traces its origins to the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain and the Heptarchy of petty states that followed and ultimately united. The Norman invasion of Wales from 1067–1283 (formalised with the Statute of Rhuddlan in 1284) put Wales in England's control, and Wales came under English law with the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542. On May 1, 1707, England was united with the neighbouring Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britainunder the terms of the Acts of Union 1707. Though no longer a sovereign state, modern England continues as one of the countries of the United Kingdom.
The City of Westminster in London had become the de facto capital by the beginning of the 12th century. London has thus served as the capital of the Kingdom of England, then the Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1801) and subsequently as the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.”