Monday, 21 May 2018

Of Dukes and Duchesses

New Duchess, married to a Duke
Uncle Sam is cock-à-hoop
There's something special in the air
As Sussex has its own sweet flair.

This noble title first conferred
On son-the-sixth of George-the-Third
Augustus Frederick, who was three
When Britain's Colony ceased to be!

Augustus lived long – had two wives
But his title lapses when he dies...
The Queen now brings it back in play
On Meghan and Harry's wedding day*.

Another wedding springs to mind
With reactions of a different kind
Back then the Firm would not agree
To Wallis - a U.S. divorcee.

So the Windsor Duchess wed abroad**
Her ex King Edward VIII adored
He, surrendering his throne
To share his life with her – alone...

*19th May, 2018
** 3rd June, 1937 - France

(c) Poet in the woods 2018

Augustus Frederick, 1st Duke of Sussex (1773-1843)

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