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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

E R or Elizabeth Regina or Elizabeth the Queen



When you are in England everything seems to be monogramed with "E R" Sometimes without the crown.

That is because the Queen owns everything...sorta. She is the Queen, the head of state, the top of the heap.....You get the idea...

To continue, most national (I said most) are royal, The Royal Mint, the The Royal Botanic Gardens, The Royal Mail...Oh yes...The royal Mail.

When I was in Guildford I was intrigued by a couple of mail (or post) boxes on the street.

Here they are; can you spot the difference?



AR
AR
GR
GR



Give up?
Look under the pictures.

This is what I think...AR is Albert REX (Albert the King) and GR is George REX (George the King)
It is possible that it was too expensive to change these post boxes or the town (not a city or a village, thats another story) of Gulidford just liked them and wanted to be reminded of past monarchs. I'll never really know.

Think you know? Leave me a comment.

S.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Jean-Baptiste said...

My guess is that Gulidford was too poor to change the boxes... besides haves some King George and Kinf Albert things around increases the historical value of the town :)

Blessed be
JB

11:13 p.m., November 04, 2005

 
Blogger Neil said...

Definitely kept for the historical value, as Guildford is a very rich place. Voted 9th best location to live in the UK on a television programme recently. I'm currently in the USA and am looking forward to returning there in May 2006.

8:04 p.m., February 01, 2006

 
Blogger Neil said...

By the way, Albert was never king. If you are not the bloodline of the monarchy and marry the queen (or the princess who will become queen), then you are only a prince. Hence Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth currently. Dunno what the AR will have stood for.....?

8:06 p.m., February 01, 2006

 

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