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Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Men Who Would Be King

Robert Brown isn't the only one trying to burrow his way into Buckingham Palace. Today's Daily Mirror lists some other pretenders to the throne, past and present.

UBERTO I
UBERTO Omar Gasche would be King of England if English monarchs were allowed to marry Roman Catholics and the throne could be inherited by the oldest child, rather than the oldest son.

Instead, the eccentric Italian aristocrat with a droopy moustache breeds Great Danes rather than corgis.
FRANCISCO MANOEL
THIS Portuguese furniture restorer claims descent from a love child of Queen Victoria and the Duke of Wellington.

The 43-year-old from Lisbon whose mother ... is said to resemble the Queen, has written to HRH asking for DNA samples to prove his point and to meet the Royals. [Link]

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