Heir

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Know your Royal Georges

George I - COULDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH
George II - GERMAN
George III - MAD
George IV - HATED
George V - MARRIED BROTHER'S FIANCEE
George VI - SPEECH DEFECT
George VII - CAN’T WALK OR TALK

Definitions

Heir (noun): A person who receives a title, money or property when someone dies.

Note that ‘heir’ is pronounced exactly the same as ‘air’, but not ‘hair’.

Heirs in the news

UK: The royal baby has arrived! After 4 days of brainstorming, the parents have changed the baby’s name from ‘It’ to ‘George’.

Belgium: King Albert II has abdicated in favor of his son. We now know that: 1) Belgium is a country. 2) Belgium has a king.

New order of heirs to the British throne*

1. Prince Charles Andy Murray

2. Prince William Chris Froome

3. His Royal Highness Prince George

*List is strictly theoretical as Queen Elizabeth II is immortal.
Cartoon by Gymglish

Definitions

Heir (noun): A person who receives a title, money or property when someone dies.

Note that ‘heir’ is pronounced exactly the same as ‘air’, but not ‘hair’.

Heirs in the news

UK: The royal baby has arrived! After 4 days of brainstorming, the parents have changed the baby’s name from ‘It’ to ‘George’.

Belgium: King Albert II has abdicated in favor of his son. We now know that: 1) Belgium is a country. 2) Belgium has a king.

Know your Royal Georges

George I - COULDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH
George II - GERMAN
George III - MAD
George IV - HATED
George V - MARRIED BROTHER'S FIANCEE
George VI - SPEECH DEFECT
George VII - CAN’T WALK OR TALK

New order of heirs to the British throne*

1. Prince Charles Andy Murray

2. Prince William Chris Froome

3. His Royal Highness Prince George

*List is strictly theoretical as Queen Elizabeth II is immortal.

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