On a Google search engine, his site — princewilliamliving.com — shows “How to contact Prince William?” Appears after the British Royal Family to answer the question.
The result: obituaries, sketches and poems poured into his mailbox for two days, and a good soul even offered to send an escort to decorate the deceased’s coffin.
According to its editor Rebecca Barnes, a total of 80 messages were received from across India, Bhutan, Japan, Egypt, the United States and England. “Even the English don’t know how to use Google,” he joked to AFP.
Not everyone is selfless. A young woman explains that she is a big fan of the royal family and asks for an invitation to the funeral of the deceased. Another introduces herself as a “very clean person” and offers her “housekeeping or other” services.
Prince William’s County in the state of Virginia predates Prince William, first in the line of succession since his father Charles ascended the throne. Created in 1731, it was named after the Duke of Cumberland, third son of King George II.
The confusion between the two is not new, and messages for Lady D’s son have been arriving in the magazine’s mailbox for a long time. Rebecca Barnes is left answering it, but sometimes she can’t help it.
When asked what he had to do to become the next King of England, he instructed him to send an application file. “Who am I to stand in his way?”
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