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7 hours ago, msc said:

 

My money, if I bet, would be on George VII. Avoids Charles as a King name, pays tribute to his grandfather, implies a strong sense of duty and continuation and not rocking the boat so good virtue signalling to any worried upper classes who read signals.

 

But why wouldn't he reign in his own name?  As the Queen said on her accession when asked about her regnal name:  "My own, of course."

 

It's very rare that an English monarch hasn't used their own first name.  The three that did choose another name all had a specific reason.

Victoria was named Alexandrina after her godfather Tsar Alexander I, but she always preferred her second given name Victoria.

Edward VII did not want to reign in his given first name of Albert, out of respect for his father.  Unlike his mother, he felt the name should stand alone.

George VI (another Albert) chose George to give a sense of continuity following the upheaval of the Abdication. 

(So Charles calling himself George to "pay tribute to his grandfather" doesn't really work.)

 

There's nothing wrong with Charles as a name.  The Queen would not have chosen it otherwise.  All royal names come with some sort of baggage.

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

But why wouldn't he reign in his own name?  As the Queen said on her accession when asked about her regnal name:  "My own, of course."

 

There's nothing wrong with Charles as a name.  The Queen would not have chosen it otherwise.  All royal names come with some sort of baggage.

 

Uh, because it's been reported several times that Charles would prefer one of his middle names? It's just a hint. :D

 

It was a big news story in 2005  based on palace leaks but Charles himself said he wouldn't public comment while his mum lived.Recently some of the tabloids ran with it again, quite possibly based on that same source.

 

Anyhow he might not but its not exactly plucked out of the area for a bit of fan fiction.

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5 minutes ago, msc said:

 

Uh, because it's been reported several times that Charles would prefer one of his middle names? It's just a hint. :D

 

It was a big news story in 2005  based on palace leaks but Charles himself said he wouldn't public comment while his mum lived.Recently some of the tabloids ran with it again, quite possibly based on that same source.

 

Anyhow he might not but its not exactly plucked out of the area for a bit of fan fiction.

 

It all seems to have come from one throwaway comment years ago.  Every so often it gets repeated, which doesn't mean there was ever any substance to it.

I've never seen it said anywhere that Charles would prefer one of his middle names per se, just the George VII thing.

 

That article says "four of the past six monarchs have adopted different titles" which is wrong, it's only three as I listed above.   They are probably thinking of Edward VIII, who went by one of his other given names (David) but Edward was his first given name, so it's actually the reverse.

 

Anyway I think it's even less likely that he would use George now that he has a grandson named George.  It would be like stealing his name.  I'm sure William & Kate chose George because there hadn't been a George in the family for a while.

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50 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

But why wouldn't he reign in his own name?  As the Queen said on her accession when asked about her regnal name:  "My own, of course."

 

It's very rare that an English monarch hasn't used their own first name.  The three that did choose another name all had a specific reason.

Victoria was named Alexandrina after her godfather Tsar Alexander I, but she always preferred her second given name Victoria.

Edward VII did not want to reign in his given first name of Albert, out of respect for his father.  Unlike his mother, he felt the name should stand alone.

George VI (another Albert) chose George to give a sense of continuity following the upheaval of the Abdication.

 

There's nothing wrong with Charles as a name.  The Queen would not have chosen it otherwise.  All royal names come with some sort of baggage.

The Last King Charles was beheaded. The historical connotations with the combination with the title seems to be the reasoning behind why he may not reign under his name.

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50 minutes ago, DCI Frank Burnside said:

The Last King Charles was beheaded. The historical connotations with the combination with the title seems to be the reasoning behind why he may not reign under his name.

 

It was the first King Charles who was beheaded.  But if they were bothered about that, he wouldn't have been named Charles in the first place. 

Like I said, all the Royal names have baggage.  You'd think they'd have steered clear of Edward because of the abdication, but they didn't.

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3 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

It was the first King Charles who was beheaded.  But if they were bothered about that, he wouldn't have been named Charles in the first place. 

Like I said, all the Royal names have baggage.  You'd think they'd have steered clear of Edward because of the abdication, but they didn't.

 

Edward's biggest issue nowadays is folk who never paid notice to the Queen  having kids other than Charles and Anne (tbf Charles is Charles, Anne is charity/sports, and then there's the formerly boring other 2) now forever confuse which one certainly never visited a Pizza Express. At least I do. Luckily "Pizza Express Prince" Google clears that one up.

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7 hours ago, Handrejka said:

Last night I dreamt that Prince Charles announced he would like to be known as Wednesday III on becoming king which prompted a lot of speculation about his sanity. Well it would rather wouldn't it?

Come on Handy, what did I tell you about eating cheese and pickled onions before going to bed!:D

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