Prince William Residing journal chronicles native information from Prince William County, Virginia, close to Washington: a fall pageant, a automotive accident, group service tasks.
However its web site — princewilliamliving.com — can also be one of many first to pop up (together with the royals’ official web site) in a Google seek for “contact Prince William.”
And brace your self: Some folks do not learn their Google outcomes very carefully.
The outcome has been a small flood of cellphone calls and emails with condolences, sketches, poems, requests — even a proposal to make a casket drape — pouring into the journal’s small places of work.
Writer Rebecca Barnes stated Saturday that roughly 40 such messages have arrived a day, from everywhere in the world — India, Bhutan, Japan, Egypt, each North and South America, and England itself.
“Even folks in England do not know tips on how to Google,” Barnes quipped to AFP.
One teenage lady stated she was an enormous fan of the royals and hoped for an invite to the Queen’s funeral.
One other messenger provided to work within the royal family “as a housekeeper or one thing,” including, “I am a really clear particular person.”
The county, by the way, far predates the Prince William who’s now first in line to the throne. Shaped in 1731, it was named after the Duke of Cumberland, third son of King George II.
However due to the identify confusion, Barnes stated misdirected messages are usually not new. They’ve arrived for years, normally when the royal household was within the information.
She way back stopped making an attempt to reply to each message, however lately discovered she couldn’t resist.
A person messaged to ask if he may very well be the subsequent King of England.
“Who am I to face in his manner,” Barnes stated.
“I wrote again and requested him to submit an utility.”
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