Hang the bunting & let’s celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee!!!

It’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee & here’s a few facts, Akh style, to help you celebrate;

In 1917, in the midst of the First World War, The House of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha decided to rebrand and became known as the House of Windsor. It’s leader and King of England, George V didn’t want the English public knowing of his Germanic roots, it wouldn’t go down too well knowing the English King was actually a German.

While we’re on the subject of the First World War, any idea how many millions died all over a Royal family feud? England’s King George V – Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II – Russia’s Czar Nicholas II were all cousins, all Grandsons of Queen Victoria.

Millions died because of an internecine family feud between the Kings of Europe.

So hang the bunting, bake a cake, throw a street party.

The Queen is German & Prince Phillip is Greek.

How’s that for multiculturalism England?

Bet you won’t be hearing that on the Daily Mail.

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2 responses to “Hang the bunting & let’s celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee!!!

  1. the case for republicanism has fluctuated in britain over the years – some decades have been stronger than others with even senior members of the labour party back in the 70s having strong republican sentiments…i hope the republicanism catches on – in britain there’s an organisation called Republic – check them out http://www.republic.org.uk/

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