Saturday, 12 November 2011


Our heir to the throne rejoices in many tiles: Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.

In Vanuatu he is known as "Nambawan pikinini blong Missus Kwin".

On a tour of various regions of Africa this week he was given another. The Masai have crowned him "Oloishiru Ingishu", "he whom the cows love so much that they call for him when they are in times of distress".

My old granny used to say that she didn't mind what she was called as long as it wasn't late for her dinner. I hope Prince Charles feels the same.

In case you didn't get it, that Vanuatu title is pidgin for "Number one piccaninny belonging to Mrs Queen".

1 comment:

The Broad said...

This post can't help but make one smile -- if not laugh out loud!