Saturday, April 30, 2011

Meet the new Royal Couple: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Queen bestowed a new royal title to Prince William and Kate Middleton—the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
To be decided later is whether Kate will be officially called Princess William of Wales, the LA Times said.
The prince will become the Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.
Created in 1706, the dukedom of Cambridge was not used in 1904. It is now being revived by Queen Elizabeth.
Now, for a little bit of history.
Like the prince, the Duke of Cambridge married a commoner.
The 2nd Duke of Cambridge was born in 1819 and was a grandson of George III.
He was the only son of the 1st Duke of Cambridge, Prince Adolphus Frederick.
As was practiced in olden times, the duke refused to have an arranged marriage. He believed that such marriages were "doomed to failure."
Not following the royal protocol, the duke married a woman in 1847 with no royal blood but with classic beauty. She was Sarah Louisa Fairbrother, an actress and a graceful dancer.
Such marriage was not recognized by the British Crown.
She was never given the title the Duchess of Cambridge and was cast out by the members of the Royal Family. She became known by the diminutive Mrs. FitzGeorge.
Congratulations and best wishes to the new Royal Couple.
Details of this report here.

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