Sunday, February 23, 2014

Headline of the day

From the Telegraph, London, comes this report:

Men banned from becoming Queen as 700 years of law redrafted ahead of gay marriage

Men are to be banned from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales as part of an unprecedented effort to rewrite more than 700 years of law to prevent unintended consequences of gay marriage.

There's more at the link.

A man as Queen?  Heh.  There was a comedy program on the BBC in the 1970's and early 1980's called 'Not The Nine O'Clock News'.  At some point I recall listening to its spoof version of Shakespeare's Macbeth (which was quite hysterical).  The dialogue between Macbeth, Banquo and the Three Witches on the blasted heath included this gem:

Chief Witch to Banquo:  Thou shalt not be King, but thou shalt be royal.

Banquo (falsetto):  Ooh - I'm going to be Queen!


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