n Without Prejudice - Even kings have to redeem their debts : the law
|Article Title||Even kings have to redeem their debts : the law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Jul 2008|
|Pages||12 - 13|
A curious article appeared in the British press recently. It was reported that on Tuesday, June 10 2008, Prince Charles paid off a debt of £453 owing by King Charles II (his ancestor) to the Clothiers Company in Worcester. The original debt arose in 1651 when the king commissioned uniforms for his troops to fight the republican forces of Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester that same year. Prince Charles was quoted as saying : "I suspect that it will not have escaped your notice, however, I am resisting the immense temptation to pay the debt with full interest. I was not born yesterday."
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