King Baby of the Late 21st Century
24 July 2013
The King Baby was born on Monday July 22nd. Today they announced his name was George.
Let us suppose future historians will be able to say that the Second Elizabethan Era lasted the second half of the 20th Century and a quarter of the 21st (a reign of seventy five years). Thus:
|Elizabeth II||1952 – 2027||æ 101|
As Elizabeth’s mother lived to be 101, this is quite feasible. Let us then be generous and assume all future monarchs will live to be 100.
|Charles III||2027 – 2048||æ 79 – 100|
|William V||2048 – 2082||æ 66 – 100|
|George VII||2082 – 2113||æ 69 – 100|
Note: Wikipdia states that Charles has considered reigning under the name George, which may be unlikely now that his grandson has been given the name. Nevertheless, were he to do so, presumably King Baby George would reign as either George VIII or follow his grandfather’s example and us another name.
If Prince William lives as long as his grandmother that would mean he'd be 102 in 2084. So today's news is a big deal in the 2080s. — @timothycomeau December 3, 2012
- July 2013: Published on my blog
- Aug 2015: this version produced