Linguistic question

In Norwegian, an umbrella is called paraply. It takes its name from the French (presumably) parapluie. It means defence against the rain. A parasol is designed to use as defence against the sun. This lady in front of me today was using her umbrella to protect herself against the snow. I wonder if there is… Continue reading Linguistic question

Does having a king or a queen make a country stronger?

I rather like this article:¬†Does having a king or a queen make a country stronger? – Sentinel & Enterprise. Mainly because it articulates why I follow royalty – the historic ties to the past and the future is what gets me interested in it. It also makes me remember a Danish newspaper comment after both… Continue reading Does having a king or a queen make a country stronger?

By William’s beard

Evidently, the big topic with Prince William of Wales these days, is that he’s growing a beard. Or can’t find a razor. Whichever you think is likely. The issue seems to be when he will shave it off, as the RAF doesn’t quite see the necessity of beards in their service.