It’s a long weekend here, in Canada. The first of the summer season. Victoria Day. In honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. She was born in 1819 and is the great, great grandmother of Britain’s current reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth. A more interesting factoid is, Prince Philip (Queen Elizabeth’s husband) is her great, great grandson.
Which means Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth are not just husband and wife. They are also third cousins.
Not that the purpose of this post is to give you a history lesson. Or get into the perils of in-breeding.
The truth is, I’m not sure what’s more significant about this, particular, long weekend. The fact we’re Continue reading