York Cottage is ugly, haunted and has been despised by a raft of royals… so has the Queen gifted Harry and Meghan the second home from hell? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5688601/Could-Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-getting-York-Cottage-Sandringham-Estate.html
Why make things worse by accepting such a Norfolk turkey as a wedding present?
Yet the Queen is said to have offered it as a wedding gift to the couple — and it would be churlish to refuse.
York Cottage currently serves as the staff office for the Sandringham estate, and part of it has been converted into flats, so a huge overhaul would be needed to bring it up to a standard befitting the sixth in line to the throne. But why take it on at all?
‘And that doesn’t even begin to describe how ghastly it is.’
There was worse. York Cottage was pervaded by the ghost of King George’s elder brother Prince Eddy, who’d borne the title Duke of Clarence and was expected to inherit the throne until his early death.
Even today’s most ardent royalists agree Prince Eddy was the worst king we never had.
Recklessly promiscuous in his sex life, he suffered constantly from gonorrhea and was utterly brainless.
In the army, he could not be guaranteed to turn the right way on the parade ground and forgot the orders he was supposed to issue to his men.
He was embroiled in the Cleveland Street scandal, where telegraph clerks from the General Post Office were used as rent-boys in London by the titled and rich
But he liked women too, with his fellow officers encouraging him to try new experiences in order to ingratiate themselves.
He was even suspected, then finally cleared, of being Jack The Ripper.
Eddy was said to have secretly married at the age of 20 to an artist’s model called Annie Crook, and later he was ensnared for his sexual high-jinks by a notorious blackmailer, Maude Richardson.
He was named as the lover of a chorus girl, Lydia Miller, who committed suicide by swallowing carbolic acid.
He was nothing short of a walking disaster for the Royal Family.
There was a concerted effort to get Eddy married off, in the hope it would put an end to his wild ways, but finding a suitable bride proved impossible — his reputation as a brainless philanderer went before him.
Harry and Meghan are pictured attending a reception for the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London +9
Harry and Meghan are pictured attending a reception for the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London
In the end Princess May of Teck, a distant cousin, agreed to the job — but just at that moment Eddy, weakened by gonorrhea, died of influenza.
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Rev 4:6 In front of the throne was a shiny sea of glass, sparkling like crystal. In the center and around the throne were four living beings, each covered with eyes, front and back.
Rev 4:7 The first of these living beings was like a lion; the second was like an ox; the third had a human face; and the fourth was like an eagle in flight.
Rev 4:8 Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—the One who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
Rev 4:9 Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the One sitting on the throne (the One who lives forever and ever),
Rev 4:10 the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the One sitting on the throne (the One who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,
Rev 4:11 “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.”