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From: "John Sandercock" <>
Subject: Re: [CORNISH] West Briton, Jan 28 1842 NEWS
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 16:37:42 -0500
I seem to recall there was a lot of ink spilled about the succession
rights of daughters just before Diana had two sons, making it possible
for the politicians to avoid the issue for another generation.
On 1/11/07, cpolglase <> wrote:
> I, too have heard that the first-born son of the monarch is the Duke of
> Cornwall at birth, and that it is optional if he is ever made Prince of
> Wales (altho so far the batting average has been pretty good). An heir to
> the throne could, presumably die before becoming Prince of Wales and then
> (again preumably) a younger brother (aka "the spare") could be made such.
> Now that we've brought all this up, what happens if the Prince of Wales dies
> before becoming King? Does his son moveup a notch? Which would mean he'd
> become Duke of Cornwall-tho-not-from-birth. It is not inconceivable that
> Prince William could have a son while the Queen and Prince Charles are still
> alive. What would be the title of said child? I'm sure there is a plan for
> such a contingency. Also, what would it take for the sucession to be changed
> so an elder daughter would suceed to the throne before a younger son? Has
> anyone ever thought about that? Why should a son become king if he has an
> older sister?
> Just wondering.
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:]On Behalf Of Albert Jenkin
> Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 1:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [CORNISH] West Briton, Jan 28 1842 NEWS
> Questiion - It is my understanding that the the heir to the throne becomes
> Duke of Cornwall at birth, and becomes Prince of Wales at being invested (?)
> as Prince upon reaching maturity, with appropriate ceremony which is ignored
> by most Cymreig. But the news items here refer to the baptism of the
> "Prince of Wales" and Duke of Cornwall. Have the rules changed at some
> point? Correct me, someone, if I'm off the mark here.
> ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: [CORNISH] West Briton, Jan 28 1842 NEWS
> > Penryn - The congratulatory addresses from the minister and congregation
> > of New-street Chapel, Penryn, to the Queen, Prince Albert, and the Duchess
> > of Kent, (?) on the birth of the Prince of Wales, have been acknowledged
> > by letters addressed to the Rev. Dr. COPE, from Sir J. B. Graham, Bart.,
> > G.E. Anson, Esq., and Col. Cowper. The baptismal day of the Prince of
> > Wales, was observed by many of the inhabitants dining together at the
> > King's Arms. A party of nearly sixty persons, enjoyed themselves in the
> > vestry of New-street Chapel, by partaking of the "cup that cheers, but not
> > inebriates." Dr. COPE presided, and delivered appropriate addresses,
> > which were interspersed by some interesting and entertaining anecdotes.
> > Falmouth - The christening of (?) the Prince of Wales and Duke of
> > Cornwall was celebrated in this town, on Tuesday, with every mark and
> > manifestation of loyalty. Early in the morning, the amateur band
> > promenaded the streets, playing national airs. The Consular
> > establishments of the Messrs. FOX, and the Messrs. BROAD, the
> > Custom-house, the Excise and other public offices, were decorated with
> > banners, as were also the residences of several of the inhabitants. The
> > merchant shipping in the harbour were variously adorned, several from stem
> > to stern with the flags of all nations, others with a burgee and the
> > British ensign, and not a few with a single union jack, but each sports
> > its best. Neither the "Astrea" nor the packets (from some inadvertence
> > not made public) hoisted their colours or fired any salute. The principal
> > public act in celebration of the day was the distribution of some
> > thousands of loaves of bread to the poor, a seasonable benevolence likely
> > to be long remembered!
> > ; and it was pleasant to witness the grateful manner in which they were
> > received. The tradesmen closed their shops early in the evening, in order
> > to meet several parties which were given to celebrate the event, and many
> > a bumper was drunk to the health of the Prince of Wales. The Rev. W. John
> > COOPE, the rector, gave a dinner to the teachers of the National Sunday
> > School, in honor of the occasion, at his house on Summer-lands.
> > Bodmin - Perhaps in no town in the county did the day of the Prince's (
> > Prince, yes, but Prince of Wales?) christening bring together a greater
> > number of liege subjects than assembled at Bodmin, on Tuesday last. At an
> > early hour, the streets were crowded with the yeomen of the neighbourhood
> > and their fair relatives, and there was scarcely an Inn in the town which
> > did not exhibit a bounteous board when the hour arrived. A large party
> > dined at Oliver's Hotel, at which John HOOPER, Esq., resided, and did
> > honor to the occasion. At Mr. GATTY's, Mark GUY, Esq., took the chair,
> > and the afternoon was spent with the utmost hilarity. The High Sheriff,
> > with his accustomed liberality, gave a handsome entertainment to the
> > inmates of the county prison. The bells rang merrily during the morning,
> > and flags were suspended from the windows at the western end of town. It
> > was pleasing to see the Mayor join cordially in these proceedings. A band
> > of music was stationed at his Worship's door, which enlivened the scene by
> > playi!
> > ng appropriate tunes during the evening.
> > RIPE STRAWBERRIES
> > On the 28th ultimo, two fine strawberries were picked in the open garden
> > of Mr. LAITY, of Trevose, in Mawnan.
> > ...................................................
> 'ere, now, only two? Not much of a crop, I'd say.
> Albert Jenkin
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