The Windsor name now used by Queen Elizabeth II and other British royals only dates back to 1917. Before that the British royal family bore the German name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha in German). Why the drastic name change?
The answer to that question is simple: World War I. Since August 1914 Britain had been at war with Germany. Anything German had a bad connotation, including the German name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Not only that, Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm was a cousin of the British king. So on July 17, 1917, to prove his loyalty to England, Queen Victoria's grandson King George V officially declared that "all descendents in the male line of Queen Victoria, who are subjects of these realms, other than female descendents who marry or who have married, shall bear the name Windsor."
Thus the king himself, who was a member of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, changed his own name and that of his wife, Queen Mary, and their children to Windsor. The new English name Windsor was taken from one of the king's castles.
Queen Elizabeth II confirmed the royal Windsor name in a declaration following her accession in 1952. But in 1960 Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip announced yet another name change.
Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, whose mother had been Alice of Battenberg, had already Anglicized his name to Philip Mountbatten when he married Elizabeth in 1947. (Interestingly, all four of Philip's sisters, all now deceased, married Germans.) In her 1960 declaration to the Privy Council, the Queen expressed her wish that her children by Philip (other than those in line for the throne) would henceforth bear the hyphenated name Mountbatten-Windsor. The royal family's name remained Windsor.
UK phone hacking: Probe may reach Murdoch door Jul 12, 2011
It also emerged on Monday that the tabloid purchased royal family members' personal contact details from a police officer deployed for their protection. In effect, Queen Elizabeth's security was allegedly compromised. This is a serious offence under the UK law and anyone who knew about this and took no action is liable to prosecution and if found guilty likely to be imprisoned. This is apart from the serious criminality of tapping phones.
Post by whitey whitestwash on Nov 13, 2011 5:33:31 GMT -8
Very good, super enlightening article! -
More on the Monarchist League and Bidding Adieu to the Royal Family Saturday, November 12, 2011
I wrote recently of a Liberal Party initiative to limit the role pushedleft.blogspot.com/2011/11/its-time-to-rethink-monarchys-role-in.html of the monarchy in Canada. It is undemocratic and almost tyrannical, given the strict rules to the rights of ascendancy. Recently, restrictions on women have been removed, but Catholics are still out and of course anyone without "Royal" blood.
However, Canada's Monarchist League is out to give the British Royal family more face time and are attempting to bring back all of the old traditions that promote our WASP heritage. Anathema to French Canadians and First Nations.
The League admits to being behind our 1950s style citizenship guide, the expensive and archaic renaming of our navy and airforce, and the push to have the Queen's picture put back in public places.
In recent years, the Conservative government of Stephen Harper has shown an appreciation for the value of the monarchy and a willingness to restore royal symbols, Rowe said. Under its watch, a new citizenship guide has come out that emphasizes the role of the monarchy and the image of the Crown has been restored to the patch worn by customs officers on their uniforms.
The league attributes this new attitude toward the monarchy in no small part to the arm-twisting, subtle negotiating, public campaigning and persistent pestering of government officials its members have engaged in over the years.
However, many other groups have twisted Harper's arm, so why is he giving this small organization so much say over our culture and how taxpayer money is spent?
It's politics and another opportunity to divide Canadians. He's counting on the silent majority being agreeable to the quaint customs, without looking at the broader implications.
"Monarchist League Getting Younger, More Dynamic, Say Members"
- Kathy Shaidle who promotes on her blog the actions of James O'Keefe, not someone our youth should be trying to emulate.
- Daniel Larison, a paleoconservative voice for "Anglo-American conservatives"
- Lew Rockwell, right-wing activist and chairman of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, that promotes the Confederacy and is deemed to be racist by the Southern Poverty Law Center. "Rockwell and the prominent libertarian theorist Murray Rothbard championed an open strategy of exploiting racial and class resentment to build a coalition with populist paleoconservatives."
- Peter Brimelow - the man who taught Stephen Harper everything he knows about the supremacy of the Anglo-Saxon race. His Quebec bashing book The Patriot Game so affected Harper that he went out and bought ten copies to give to friends. (Shut up. I'm pretty sure he does have ten friends). Our young aristocrats even include a quote from the owner of the anti-immigration site V-Dare and self described Paleoconservative: "The attitude of successive governments towards the monarchy is that of the urchin, secretly urinating on some shrub in the hope that it will die." How profound. Picture me swooning. Brimelow is also involved in the white race promotion group Youth For Western Civilization.
Spend a few minutes on their site and tell me if you get a warm and fuzzy feeling. Anything regal jump out at you?
The Monarchist League claims to be non-partisan, but clearly, at least its youth wing, is anything but. It is an indoctrination into far right-wing causes, promoting the Paleoconservative notion of the supremacy of the white race.
I wonder how many of these kids graduated from the Manning Centre for the Destruction of Democracy?
I want Canada to be independent. Canada's neocons are now embracing this movement because it paints them as traditional conservatives, loyal to the Crown. However, Sir John A. fought against too much influence from both Britain and the U.S. His challenges prompted popular cartoons, of a Johnny Canuck kicking the butts of John Bull and Uncle Sam. I tweaked one of them a little.
wtf ---> In 2006, the league garnered some unwanted attention when its founder, John Aimers, was named in a class action lawsuit alleging he and two other teachers sexually abused students at Selwyn House private boys' school in Montreal.
Aimers was a Parliament Hill staffer at the time he founded the league but worked as a debating coach at Selwyn House in the 1970s and went on to teach at schools in Toronto and Oakville, Ont.
He has denied any wrongdoing but resigned as chairman of the group and signed a settlement agreement Selwyn House reached in the class action lawsuit, launched by 35 former students. The allegations against him have not been proven in court.
Post by new battenberg bio on Dec 5, 2011 16:46:26 GMT -8
BATTENBERG > MOUNTBATTEN > WINDSOR
Wiki: Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, GCB, GCVO, KCMG, PC (24 May 1854 – 11 September 1921), formerly Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg, was a German prince related to the British Royal Family. After a career in the United Kingdom's Royal Navy lasting over forty years, in 1912 he was appointed First Sea Lord, the professional head of the British naval service. He took steps to ready the British fleet for combat as World War I began, but his background as a German prince forced his retirement at the start of the war when anti-German feeling was running high.
He married a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and was the father of Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who also served as First Sea Lord from 1954 to 1959. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, is his grandson. _______________________________
Brutal row with Duke 'left the Queen in tears' December 4, 2011
The Queen was reduced to tears by the Duke of Edinburgh's "brutal" behaviour towards her when she refused to take his surname of Mountbatten, according to a new biography.
Sally Bedell Smith even suggests that the 10-year age gap between the Princess Royal and the Duke of York was the result of "Philip's anger over the Queen's rejection of his family name".
Her book, Elizabeth the Queen, to be published in January, details the Duke's irritation over the monarch's decision to accept the advice of the then prime minister, Winston Churchill, by keeping the family name Windsor.
The Duke had wanted the Royal family to be known as the House of Mountbatten when the Queen came to the throne in 1952, and complained to friends that: "I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his children. I'm nothing but a bloody amoeba."
Earl Mountbatten, the Duke's uncle and mentor, believed the "delay" in the couple having any more children after the Princess Royal was a result of the Duke's anger over the question of the family name.
Poll shows Canadians split 50/50 on keeping the monarchy . Support Lowest In Quebec, Highest In Maritimes Ottawa Citizen January 19, 2012
There's an even split among Canadians on whether to abolish the monarchy, according a new survey.
Forum Research released data Wednesday showing 43 per cent of respondents were in favour of abolishing the monarchy after Queen Elizabeth II dies, 43 per cent were against it and the remaining 14 per cent had no specific opinion.
The Empire Club was established in 1903 as a result of a political discussion which created considerable unrest in Canada. In their acclaimed book, The Best Talk in Town, authors Scott Young and Margaret Hogan discuss the background which led to the creation of this historic organization: ...
We join a few of these with their collars turned up against the chilly day’s-end early darkness of November 18, 1903, hurrying to where the door at Webb’s, when opened, threw out light and warmth. One was a militia lieutenant-colonel and lawyer, James Mason. A few days earlier, he and a friend had been discussing by telephone what they saw as a crisis in Canadian life: a sudden and widespread turning against the English in a way that seemed to pose a serious threat to Canada’s future as a loyal participant in the British Empire. To men of their class at that time, nothing was more important than Canada’s British connection. Could this threat somehow be countered? The dinner meeting of a few influential men at Webb’s had been called to seek out a way.
They felt beleaguered. For weeks, Canadian newspapers had been front-paging angry reports about how Britain’s Lord Alverstone, sitting on a judicial tribunal with two Canadians and three Americans, had sided with the Americans. The 4-2 vote had given to the United States several islands plus a long stretch of coastline called the Alaska Panhandle, shutting off, thundered editorialists, 210,000 square miles of North-West Canada from the sea. The towering anger of Canadians at what they considered a British sell-out could be read about every day. The Globe alone devoted its lead editorial to the subject for eighteen consecutive days. The perfidy of the Americans, Canadians seemed to have expected; they understood self-interest as a motive. But for the British to show themselves so eminently squeezeable (a term used earlier by Sir John A. Macdonald) was, said many editorials, betrayal.
From every side, the anti-British fire thus touched off was being doused with gasoline. The prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, rose in the Commons the day after the decision of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal was announced, and demanded Canadian control over her own foreign affairs. John A’s letter to Sir Charles Tupper seventeen years before, warning Tupper to be as wary as a fox as the senior Canadian in another tri-nation tribunal on another matter, was quoted by one newspaper: “American members have found our English members of so squeezeable a nature that their audacity has grown beyond all bounds. (Their aim) is to go to England with a treaty in their pockets (that must be put into effect unchanged), no matter at what cost to Canada. The effect produced is that British protection is a farce.” www.empireclub.org/about/history.html
November 12, 2011. Not in Front of the Corgis, a new book to be released in June 2012 by biographer Brian Hoey, gives us a “behind closed doors” look at the British Royal Family. Here’s a preview of a section on Prince Charles and Camilla: Prince Charles employs 133 staff to look after him and Camilla, more than 60 of them domestics: chefs, cooks, footmen, housemaids, gardeners, chauffeurs, lisawallerrogers.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/prince-charles-likes-his-shoelaces-ironed/
Post by on being subjects on Mar 19, 2012 16:01:59 GMT -8
Activist fights oath to Queen - March 12, 2012
TORONTO - Black community activist Charles Roach says he’s escalating his 24-year legal battle to have an allegiance to the Queen dropped from the Canadian Oath of Citizenship.
Roach, 78, a long-time Toronto lawyer, has been waging a legal challenge since 1988 to have the oath changed.
The permanent resident of Canada chose not to become a citizen because of a refusal to swear the Oath of Citizenship because it contains a promise to bear allegiance to the Canadian monarch.
Roach, who unsuccessfully filed a class-action suit over the issue, took his case to the Federal Court of Canada in 1992, claiming the oath was a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The court ruled against his motion and an appeal to the Supreme Court was dismissed. He said the case will be heard on May 28 at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
But, Robert Finch, chair of the The Monarchist League of Canada, accused Roach of conducting a publicity stunt.
Wiki: Sergio Marchi, then minister of Citizenship and Immigration, proposed a further step of creating a new "declaration" of citizenship, and commissioned ten Canadian writers to compose a pledge, with the explicit instruction to not refer to the monarch of Canada; the suggested declaration decided on was: I am a citizen of Canada, and I make this commitment: to uphold our laws and freedoms; to respect our people in their diversity; to work for our common well-being; and to safeguard and honour this ancient northern land. (1996)
According to an Angus Reid Strategies survey for Citizenship and Immigration Canada, conducted in January 1996, 51% of respondents felt that a new oath of allegiance should remove any reference to the Queen, and 38% felt that allegiance should be pledged to both Canada and its sovereign.
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (7 June 1757 – 30 March 1806), formerly Lady Georgiana Spencer, was the first wife of the 5th Duke of Devonshire and mother of the 6th Duke of Devonshire. Her father, the 1st Earl Spencer, was a great-grandson of the 1st Duke of Marlborough.
Spencer's joy as Althorp sees first birth since 1793 PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 5 August 2012 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 5 August 2012
Philip: Is this the sickest man in the UK? 14 Nov 2012
-- Despite the Queen’s fabulous wealth, she spent not one penny to keep her cousin Katherine at Ketwin House. The cost ? About 770 pounds per patient per year. According to a former staff member, Katherine is alert, understands what she’s being told and communicates by pointing and smiling. Not one member of the Royal family has visited her in 60 years.
-- Eddie, who was also a paedophile and part time bum bandit, gave up the million pound hat to marry the much passed around slapper Simpson. I cannot imagine why, unless it was the fact that she would indulge Ed the Ball in his passion for being pushed around in a pram while dressed only in a nappy… I kid you not.
-- Mountbatten is also linked to the paedophile ring who abused boys living at the Kincora Care Home in Belfast Northern Ireland. An excellent website, dedicated to exposing the Royal Family www.helpfreetheearth.com/index.html, have this to say about a book written on that paedophile ring entitled ‘The Kincora Scandal’:
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Nov 17, 2013 13:35:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:04:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:07:32 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:10:43 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:12:01 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:15:47 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:18:07 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:19:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:22:51 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:24:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:26:34 GMT -8
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