May It Please The Court

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Right. And I'm The King Of England.

Englanders have an unusual fascination with all things Royal.  Sure, we in the US like our blueblood stories now and again, but for the most part, the other side of the pond can keep their Royals. 

But some in England are especially fascinated.

So much so that one man recently claimed to be the illegitimate son of Princess Margaret and Captain Peter Townsend, both now deceased, God Rest Their Souls.  The Princess, by the Earl of Snowden, actually had only two children:  David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones

Since everyone in England already knows her lineage, along with all of the media and Royal-watchers, it seems improbable that she somehow managed to have another child before she was married. 

52 year-old Robert Brown wasn't buying it, however.  He wanted to unseal not only Princess Margaret's will, but also that of Queen Mother Elizabeth. 

Doesn't it drive you crazy how Englanders capitalize everything?

But back to the story.  Mr. Brown presented his claim in an English High Court, asking essentially to be placed 12th in line for succession to the throne.  High Court Judge Sir Mark Potter tossed the case out on its ear.  He ruled the case was, "vexatious," an "abuse of process" and based on "an imaginary and baseless claim," according to the Sunday Telegraph.

If it had been tried in the US, then we would have used DNA instead.  Now there's a thought.

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Sunday, July 08, 2007 at 13:33 Comments (0)


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