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The Duke and Duchess gave their occupation as prince and princess of the United Kingdom on the birth certificate register

(152 Posts)
vivizone Sat 03-Aug-13 20:31:35

Thought their occupation was helicopter rescue pilot and housewife

"Princess of England" as an "Occupation" is ridiculous. The father's occupation is an RAF helicopter pilot. Prince, isn't an occupation.

These are titles not occupations. Or have I got this wrong?

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23552087

SirChenjin Tue 06-Aug-13 16:10:36

Poor thing must be absolutely exhausted. Still, after her long and varied career following her graduation it must seem like a doddle.

Oh - hang on...

diddl Germany Tue 06-Aug-13 14:15:13

And all at the same time as waving & smiling...wink

1944girl Tue 06-Aug-13 11:34:35

It must be very hard appearing in expensive clothes and looking pretty.

SirChenjin Mon 05-Aug-13 13:17:50

Diddl - do not underestimate the skill involved in waving and smiling, waving and smiling

PrincessYoni Mon 05-Aug-13 13:02:54

The birth certificate looks really badly done, like it wasn't planned out. They look like they ran out of room in some places and its all squashed in. Shame the registrar didn't have lovely handwriting. ( I felt the same about my marriage cert and DD's birth cert). The registrar made a mistake on our marriage cert just crossed it out and put a scribble signature next to it.

diddl Germany Mon 05-Aug-13 12:21:39

I think that it shows how out of touch they still are if they think that anything either of them have done in the course of Royal duties counts as occupation!!

NonnoMum Mon 05-Aug-13 07:33:04

Isla.

Savannah and Isla.

NonnoMum Mon 05-Aug-13 07:30:39

I think Peter and Autumn's children are called Savannah, and um, Iris? Or Elsie? Or Isla?

ArabellaBeaumaris Mon 05-Aug-13 06:36:00

Haven't read the whole thread. Has anyone pointed out you can put anything you like down as your occupation? My friend put domestic engineer.

PigeonPie Mon 05-Aug-13 06:23:13

pussycatwillum, I just felt that a lot of reporters on the BBC and the papers including the Torygraph referred to him as the Queen's first great grandchild. Of course he is the first great grandson though.

Savannah and Isla are Peter and Autumn's daughters.

pussycatwillum Sun 04-Aug-13 21:58:48

PigeonPie I saw a picture of Peter and Autumn Philips on television giving the children (whose names I can't remember) as the Queen's first great grandchildren.

FannyMcNally Sun 04-Aug-13 21:11:58

My local radio station kept saying that Edward's children, Lady Louise and her brother, were the other great-grandchildren. Drove me mad! I should've phoned in.

PigeonPie Sun 04-Aug-13 20:49:52

I think I feel sorry for poor Peter Phillips: Prince George is not the Queen's first great grandchild as his daughters are also great grandchildren. The press seem to have forgotten about this.

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Sun 04-Aug-13 20:35:24

*throne. Awful typing there. Imagining us lobbing him across Westminster.

SirChenjin Sun 04-Aug-13 20:29:01

That assumes, of course, that England would still want him to be King wink

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Sun 04-Aug-13 20:26:07

Perhaps SirChenjin they are hedging their bets in case the other counties of the UK have gained independence before he comes to the thrown grin.

Can see why it pisses you off, just made me giggle that they might be quite accurate to think he wouldn't be King of Scotland !

SirChenjin Sun 04-Aug-13 19:55:58

This really rankles - I lost count of the number of times I heard broadcasters and interviewees discussing the birth of the future King of England.

sparkle12mar08 Sun 04-Aug-13 19:43:39

Ah sorry, I was just going on what the OP originally said, that'll teach me!

SirChenjin Sun 04-Aug-13 19:01:40

Sparkle - the registrar managed to fit Princess of the United Kingdom in the box hmm

AmIthatHot Sun 04-Aug-13 18:57:24

Actually sparkle the box coped quite well with princess of the UK. It was the OP that mentioned princess of England. Perhaps it should have said "princess of perth" that's equally true. FFS. <annoyed now>

Sallyingforth Sun 04-Aug-13 18:46:43

Yes, OP you are BU - since you didn't ask.

sparkle12mar08 Sun 04-Aug-13 18:44:39

Well the box is a bit short for 'Prince/Princess of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland' which is what they legally are... and they are a Prince and Princess of England as well I think?

ParsingFancy Sun 04-Aug-13 17:54:14

Yes, I was a bit hmm at OP's "Princess of England"...

SirChenjin Sun 04-Aug-13 17:41:12

I missed that AmIthatHot - serves me right for not reading the OP properly.

You are quite right, I'm totally with you on this - it is parochial, inaccurate and bloody irritating. Why is it only English people who do this, I wonder? You never hear people from any other country - even the ardent royalists - saying Queen of Scotland or Princess of Canada or whatever when talking about the royal family angry

AmIthatHot Sun 04-Aug-13 17:35:34

Sorry for mentioning this as it clearly bothers no one else but.......OP. "Princess of England". Really??????

How parochial and little englander of you

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