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MaximumPete
4th Mar 2006, 09:56
The statute called Prerogativa Regis was instituted back in the reign of Edward 2nd:-

"The King shall have throughout the realm whales and great sturgeon taken in the sea or elsewhere within the realm.."

All whales caught within the waters of Britain became the property of the Crown, and the head went to the King, the tail to the Queen, who found it useful to make corsets.

In 1970 the Queen agreed for her prerogative rights to be abolished but the House of Lords kicked the proposal out in 1971.

So... Whally dead or alive is royal property and that's the law!

tony draper
4th Mar 2006, 11:51
The arse was prolly sent to Scotland.
:rolleyes:
She owns all the Swans as well.

Lon More
4th Mar 2006, 13:14
It didn't get further north than the Tyne then Mr. D.

Onan the Clumsy
4th Mar 2006, 13:17
in 1970? :confused:

IB4138
4th Mar 2006, 16:26
"Ah whale" said the sole

"Ah sole" said the whale.

Tolsti
4th Mar 2006, 18:04
and there was me thinking that the title was just a spelling mistake.......

G-CPTN
4th Mar 2006, 18:23
Does Charles now rule the Prints of Whales?

MaximumPete
5th Mar 2006, 14:35
Is scraping a whale off a beach covered under your house or castle insurance?

She'd need a big freezer if it destined for the corgis!

MP:)

G-CPTN
5th Mar 2006, 16:25
Son and his wife went to the Natural History Museum today to see:-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4756514.stm
Whilst entry to the Museum is free, one had to pay extra to see the special exhibition. Sick Squid!

Blacksheep
6th Mar 2006, 04:48
Researchers at the museum undertook a painstaking process to preserve the giant creature, which is now on show in a 9m- (30ft-) long glass tank. The bloody fools! They should have sent it to the Tate. They'd have got a fortune for a fantastic work of art like that...
The team nicknamed the creature Archie, after its Latin name Architeuthis dux, but it may have to revise this after finding out that the squid is probably femaleRight. So its Veronica then...