Anzac Day

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign 0n 25th April 1915 that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during World War One. Thousands of men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs) died during the failed Gallipoli landings in Turkey in 1915, which aimed to take control of the Dardanelles waterway – a key route to the Black Sea and Russia.

The events of 1915 and the conflicts that followed have been remembered on 25th April since 1916.

On 24-25April 1918, Australian and New Zealand and British military  recaptured French town Veillers-Bretonneux from Nazis (the Battle of Veillers-Bretonneux). Prince Charles was in Veillers-Bretonneux today, to commemorate, this battle 100 years on.

I had not heard of it prior to today but, in addition to Prince Charles being in France there was a service at Westminster. New Dad of three William attended and forthcoming bride and groom respectively Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended THE Westminster service.

Taken form

Anzac day = BBC


Will the new Royal baby ever be King?

The new royal baby is now 5thin line to the English throne and will move up places in line of succession, on deaths or abdication of any or all of the following:

The Queen

Prince Charles

Prince William

Prince George

Princess Charlotte


Therefore theoretically, the new baby could become king. However it is very unlikely as a third child to become king. The last third child to be King was William IV who ruled 1830-1837.  Conversely, could the fact, that the new babies, siblings, share their names with William IVs parents be a sign of the new babies destiny? William IV parents were George III and Queen Charlotte.


With everybody, living longer then it is unlikely everyone listed above would die before Prince George and Princess Charlotte have children.  If and when Prince George or Princess charlotte has children their children push the new baby, down the order of succession.


Given there are rules about too many heirs to the throne travelling together; it is unlikely that all the heirs would die at the same time. Unless god forbid, someone plants a bomb in Windsor Castle 19thMay when it is the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and that kills all of above. But the new baby does not go to the wedding being too young. All very far fetched as the security at the wedding will be intense and the baby will probably be in attendance.

New 5th in line to English throne born on St Georges day.

Prince William 2nd in line to the throne after his Father Charles. William’s wife Kate gave birth to a boy at 11:00.  Until the succession  law recently changed a new baby brother would have become 4th in line, rather than Charlotte and Charlotte would have become 5th because female regardless of being older; the law now goes on birth order regardless of sex.

It will be a few days before name announced. Pity that William’s oldest child is called George.

New has broke in my office and is the topic of conversation … what will the name be….?