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Heir (noun): A person who receives a title, money or property when someone dies.
Heirs in the news
UK: The royal baby has arrived! After 4 days of brainstorming, the parents have changed the baby’s name from ‘It’ to ‘George’.
Belgium: King Albert II has abdicated in favor of his son. We now know that: 1) Belgium is a country. 2) Belgium has a king.
Know your Royal Georges
George I — COULDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH
George II — GERMAN
George III — MAD
George IV — HATED
George V — MARRIED BROTHER’S FIANCE
George VI — SPEECH DEFECT
George VII — CAN’T WALK OR TALK
New order of heirs to the British throne*
1. Prince Charles (although we prefer Andy Murray)
2. Prince William (no… wait… we mean Chris Froome)
3. His Royal Highness Prince George
- List is strictly theoretical as Queen Elizabeth II is immortal.