Monday, November 24, 2008

Pearly King & Queen

A short while ago I encountered a real "Pearly King" and his "Pearly Queen" for the first time (see photo). The history and origins of pearly kings & queens is explained quite well in the respective Wikipedia article (here). These two managed to confuse me with their "Cockney rhyming slang" as well. I was pleased to see that the tradition is being continued by what is probably the grand-child.

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