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Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 14th Jul '08 10:17 PM


That was an interesting and fun WP thanks.
About a Prince who was almost 60 when he
became King - and who's lifestyle disturbed his
long-reigning Mother....remind you of anyone????

Suzannec  (Level: 260.2 - Posts: 616)
Mon, 14th Jul '08 10:26 PM

Very interesting and fun. Thanks!

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2297)
Mon, 14th Jul '08 10:35 PM

It's all in the family. Excellent. Took a ton of letters but learned something. Thanks

Donleigh  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5462)
Mon, 14th Jul '08 11:40 PM

Good puzzle. I have to admit I didn't trust myself, and kept taking "just one more" before guessing. Dimbulb

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 2:40 AM

Good puzzle ... really enjoyed it and found it just the right level of challenging. Good JOB!

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 3:37 AM

Excellent puzzle!

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.0 - Posts: 4447)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 4:02 AM

Thanks for a terrific WP! I really enjoy the WPs with historical themes. Very interesting, educational and lots of fun!

-- Geri

Alvandy  (Level: 241.6 - Posts: 7718)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 5:49 AM

That was a royal puzzle! I enjoy historical themes.

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 1:04 PM

I agree with everything that's been said, but wondered at the "Teddy" references since he was famously nicknamed "Bertie."

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 3:22 PM

good one enjoyed it.


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 3:26 PM

P'raps his mates called him Bertie and his mum called him Teddy.

Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 4:06 PM

The English people loved him and affectionately called him Teddy. It is said that a cheer went up when he was crowned and the populace shouted "Good old Teddy".
Victoria had refused to make public appearances since the death of her consort Albert and for many years the only royals the populace were used to seeing were Edward and his wife.
I believe only Victoria and Albert called him Bertie. On the advice of their counselors, the name Albert was played down, as the people believed it to be Germanic.
Sort of the way Senator Edward Moore Kennedy is called Ted or Teddy.
Hope this is helpful.

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 5:40 PM

Enjoyed the puzzle He was Bertie to the family but the English press started calling him Teddy, I was curious about the Teddy/Bertie thing so I looked it up. His parents had wanted him to use Albert Edward as his King name but he chose to use just Edward. It was a bit before WW I, so I don't think the German thing came into play but apparently he intensely disliked his German nephew, the Kaiser. Yes, I did google all this, but it was both before & after the puzzle Reading through the articles changed my opinion of him, since mostly all I was aware of was his infamous antics. It's great when a WP makes you want to learn a lot more about the subject.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 7:14 PM

How did Prince Albert ever get out of the can ??

Kaufman  (Level: 269.8 - Posts: 3943)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 8:29 PM

Some good samaritan probably phoned in and reported it.

Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Tue, 15th Jul '08 8:47 PM

Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and for taking my puzzle. If you would like to know more about Edward, may I suggest biographies: "The Life and Times of Edward VII" by Keith Middlemas and "King Edward VII" By Philip Magnus.

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