Well someone is not too happy that they couldn’t fit his entire name on his birthday cake today 🎂
Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor... oh what a mouthful! Earl of Wessex, third son of Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1917, King George V declared that the royal clan’s surname would be known as Windsor. Queen Elizabeth confirmed the last name after she took the throne. However, Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth altered the last name in 1960 after deciding they wanted their branch of the family tree to be distinguishable. It was then confirmed that the Queen’s descendants would carry the last name Mountbatten-Windsor, a combination of both their last names.
In Egypt on Nov 26th, 1922, employed by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, British archeologist Howard Carter shown here
discovers the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun... more commonly known as "King Tut".
It was widely speculated that a curse was placed on those who would raid the tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh. Soon after the opening of the tomb, Carter’s canary was found dead in the mouth of a cobra that mysteriously found its way into the bird’s cage. The symbolism was interpreted as Carter's house being broken into by the Royal Cobra, the symbol of Egyptian monarchy. This cobra adorns the headdress that is worn on King Tut’s head and meant to strike down enemies. Then 6 weeks after the great discovery Lord Carnarvon dies of blood poisoning after he had been bitten by a mosquito. 11 deaths of people associated with the discovery occurred within 10 years. The curse however did not catch up to Howard Carter himself until this day, March 2nd in 1939. Carter died of lymphoma at the age of 64.