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« Reply #645 on: January 16, 2017, 03:25:28 PM »
It has been reported that Prince William will be leaving East Anglian Air Ambulance to become a full-time working member of the Royal Family.

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« Reply #646 on: January 16, 2017, 05:02:53 PM »
It has been reported that Prince William will be leaving East Anglian Air Ambulance to become a full-time working member of the Royal Family.

Makes sense -- Her Majesty is, understandably, stepping down from some of her duties due to old age.  Someone has to fill in the "gap," and William is very popular.

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« Reply #647 on: April 23, 2018, 07:57:03 PM »
Congratulations to William and Kate on the birth of their new little prince on this day, Monday, April 23, 2018!

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« Reply #648 on: April 24, 2018, 02:19:07 AM »
Congratulations to William and Kate on the birth of their new little prince on this day, Monday, April 23, 2018!

Born on St. George's Day - this one should have been called George!
Березы севера мне милы,—
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« Reply #649 on: April 25, 2018, 05:19:10 AM »
Congratulations to William and Kate on the birth of their new little prince on this day, Monday, April 23, 2018!

Born on St. George's Day - this one should have been called George!

I'm sure they are glad that George is the name of a future King, though, considering that Prince George of Cambridge was named for George Vi.

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« Reply #650 on: April 26, 2018, 11:27:04 AM »
Congratulations to William and Kate.

Any news on what the little fellow is named yet?
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« Reply #651 on: April 26, 2018, 03:55:53 PM »
No name news yet...I've been hoping they'd announce the wee one's name today. Looks like it will be left for tomorrow?! I sure hope so.

My name guess: Albert Charles Michael

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« Reply #652 on: April 26, 2018, 11:26:57 PM »
Hopefully, we'll find out before long.
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« Reply #653 on: April 27, 2018, 07:27:20 AM »

My name guess: Albert Charles Michael

Good guess! But it is Louis Arthur Charles. I was disappointed that they did not include Philip (or Philip instead of Charles, especially as Charlotte is a female version of Charles).

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« Reply #654 on: April 27, 2018, 11:26:33 AM »
Prince Louis Arthur Charles...lovey. Louis is quite a surprise, but a wonderfully welcome one. Little Prince Louis...I love it!!!

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« Reply #655 on: April 27, 2018, 12:05:05 PM »
Louis is an interesting choice.  I wonder if they named him after one of the French kings.
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« Reply #656 on: April 27, 2018, 12:16:38 PM »
From what I've read, it's most likely a nod to Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma...Prince Phillip's uncle, HM's second cousin and Prince Charles' honorary grandfather.

I know these are early days, but there is an uncanny Spencer resemblance to Prince Louis around his eyes. I could be totally wrong and I probably am. Like I said, it's still early days.
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« Reply #657 on: April 27, 2018, 05:59:16 PM »
From what I've read, it's most likely a nod to Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma...Prince Phillip's uncle, HM's second cousin and Prince Charles' honorary grandfather.

I can imagine anything Russian is extremely unpopular in the UK in this year of the Shrewsbury gas attack, but it's interesting that in this centennary of the murder of the Romanovs their relative Louis Mountbatten, himself assassinated by revolutionaries and someone who always kept a picture of Maria Nikolayevna at his bedside, is commemmorated in this way.

BTW the s in Louis is a reminder of the original full Proto-Germanic form: Hludowigaz (Ludwig), just like Alice / Alix are short forms of Aþalhaiduz.

« Last Edit: April 27, 2018, 06:03:09 PM by Превед »
Березы севера мне милы,—
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Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и березы», 1843 / 1856)

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« Reply #658 on: April 27, 2018, 06:03:51 PM »
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From what I've read, it's most likely a nod to Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma...Prince Phillip's uncle, HM's second cousin and Prince Charles' honorary grandfather.

Yeah, that makes sense.
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« Reply #659 on: April 28, 2018, 08:16:07 AM »
Reportedly Russians of a certain age immediately think of this song when they hear about a royal called Louis:

YouTube: Alla Borisovna Pugachova: Всё могут короли (Kings Can Do Everything)
A song from 1979 by one of the greatest Soviet artists about Ebenbürtigkeit! (About how a king like a certain Louis II can do everything except marry the beautiful goose herdess he wants, but is forced to marry some ugly ebenbürtige princess.) Perhaps the restrictions of Ebenbürtigkeit somehow ressonated with the opressed masses of Soviet citizens?
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Березы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и березы», 1843 / 1856)