It's complicated, but that's basically it. Victoria's father died when she was a little girl, and Victoria stood next in line since she was her father's only legitimate child. Her father and uncles lived with their mistresses and had a ton of illegitimate children between them, when suddenly the Princess of Wales died in childbirth. Since she had been the only legitimate royal child of the younger generation, there was a mad scramble for the King's brothers to get married and father the next heir. Victoria was the lucky winner of that birth lottery. Can you tell British royalty is my passion?
Victoria hated having kids and was more than happy to pass them off to the royal nannies when they arrived.
Maggie: "While she takes care of the men with the guns, why don't you sit down and I'll make you a nice, hot cup of tea?"
Pan Am stewardesses: prepared for anything!
Now that Trump has decided to defund and destroy PBS, where will we find Masterpiece Theater series'??
And Then They Came for Big Bird: Public Broadcasting Reels From Trump
I don't want to get too political so I'll just end my thoughts there. I hope I didn't offend anyone. *sigh*
I used to donate to PBS, because I do love their shows. Then they made it s Canada could watch nothing online.
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Why? What logic do they have for that Fanny? I don't know what I would do if I couldn't watch online. I miss so much half the time! Is there some entertainment law which prevents watching online in Canada? Hmmmmm, I know I would love to watch Miss Fisher in Australia if I could, but am blocked. But, Australia is a long ways away, Canada is right across the Detroit river for goodness sakes!
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It's the same kind of nonsense that has BBC productions airing months later in the US than they do in the UK. Those of us who are impatient just find the shows online anyway.
Speaking of which, did anyone else watch the new season of Call the Midwife? I know some people who dismiss it as a "nun show," but it's so much more than that. I'm always impressed with all of the really serious issues they tackle, like the Thalidomide storyline from last season. This new season was no exception and that season finale was one of the best! I'm so happy we're getting at least 3 more seasons! I know some posters here miss Chummy, but I don't. I liked her, but I'm enjoying the characters who ARE on the show. Miranda Hart had a successful career before the show and she's enjoying more success now. I'd be okay if she doesn't return. I thought I'd really miss Jenny too, but I really don't.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"