Subject: Beginnings of a Royal Couple
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Fri July 2, 1999 at 3:52PM

Beginnings of a Royal Couple 


On this day in nineteen hundred sixty-one
The woman who'd give birth to a Royal son
Was, herself, born near Sandringham ...
And she would then grow up to become ...

The Princess, to the current Prince of Wales
Who became invested at twenty-one, availed
Of the title on this date in nineteen hundred sixty-nine
A tradition initiated by Edward Longshanks, primed ...

For his son Edward, in thirteen hundred and one
(Who was later deposed, then murdered - done)
But, never-the-less, every oldest Royal son since
Has been given the same title ... of Wales, Prince

Which William will also have once Charles is King
Observing the tradition begun after the conquering
Of Wales by Edward - in twelve hundred eighty-two
When it lost its independence, absorbed ... renewed

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
written 8:38am Fri. 7/2/99
for the date - July 1st, 1999

NB
Princess Diana subsequently divorced Charles.
She was killed, later, in a car accident, in Paris.

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