Monday, May 07, 2007

Can you spell 'consanguinity'?

Here in Virginia, a lot of people have had royal fever for the past couple of weeks, due to HRH Queen Elizabeth II's visit here last week. It appears that, after more than two centuries of independence, we still have a little longing in our hearts for royal rule.

There was a rather humorous article in the Washington Post on Sunday about Prince Philip, the Queen's husband, who is known for his regular verbal gaffes. Pete was reading this article, which also includes a bit of family history about the Queen and her husband.

Pete, "Did you know that the Queen and Prince Philip are related? Queen Victoria was their great-great- grandmother."

Jen, "Yes, of course I knew that. Haven't you ever wondered why all their children are ugly and have big ears?"

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