Here’s Why Prince Charles Could be Called George VII When He’s King

For more than six decades, Prince Charles has loyally (and patiently) waited first in line to the British throne — longer than any other heir in royal history. Thanks to a historical quirk, however, when the Prince of Wales does finally assume the throne, he may not be known as Charles III.

“It’s quite possible that he might choose one of his other names: Philip, Arthur or George,” former palace spokesman, Dickie Arbiter, tells PEOPLE. (His full name is Prince Charles Philip Arthur George.)

“It’s not common, but it’s not unusual. His grandfather, King George VI, was Albert Frederick Arthur George, but he chose George in honor of his late father.

“Edward VII’s first name was Albert, but he chose his second name, Edward.”

Confused? While Charles III is by no means out of the running, Arbiter suggests the prince may just as easily call himself King George VII “in deference to his grandfather and in recognition of his mother, the Queen.”

Out of his other names, Arthur is simply too overloaded with stories of Merlin and the round table, while there has never been a King Philip in Britain — or anywhere else, apart from Spain and Belgium.

Arbiter also notes the checkered history of the first person named Charles to sit on the British throne — Charles I, who was executed in 1649 following the English Civil War.

His son, Charles II, was invited to reclaim the throne in 1660 and proved to be one of the more enlightened Kings in British history.

“Charles II was a patron of the arts, like Prince Charles is,” adds Arbiter. “He is the one who initiated the Royal Observatory and got Sir Christopher Wren to build the Royal Hospital. So he is a man remembered for his patronage of the arts and doing good deeds.”

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Left-Wing Actress Lena Dunham Posts Nude Photos to ‘Celebrate’ Anniversary of Hysterectomy

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Frequent online provocateur Lena Dunham, 32, posted three nude photos of herself on Wednesday morning to celebrate her recent hysterectomy — a surgery that apparently happened nine months ago.

Following numerous “complex surgeries,” Dunham revealed to Vogue magazine in February that she had a hysterectomy due to a years-long struggle with endometriosis, a condition that causes heavy menstruation, chronic pain, and in some cases depression.

Dunham also told her 3.1 million followers that her uterus was named “Judy” by a male friend, Breitbart noted.

“Today I give thanks for Judy, for her graceful exit and for this body, which is stronger than I’ve ever given it credit for. Happy Giving Birth To Myself Day,” she wrote.

“I’ve never celebrated the 9-month anniversary of anything and I realized last night why that number feels so funny — I won’t ever do it the way I planned to,” Dunham also wrote on Instagram. “My body is mostly healed and every day I find a new bruise on my heart, but today I offer myself gratitude: From the most pained place, I somehow knew to choose myself.”

Dunham is well known for her liberal views and for her HBO show “Girls,” which she starred in, created and wrote. She is a frequent online poster, sharing everything from a list of baby names she made with an ex-boyfriend to her recent jury duty.

Should I livetweet jury duty? Is that even legal? Y? N? I have a serious authority problem u guys.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 15, 2018

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“The purest glint of who we are and know we can be is always available to us, calm and true at our center,” she added to her hysterectomy overshare.

One can only guess the meaning of that.

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Trump Yanks Brennan’s Security Clearance; May Pull Others, Too

President Donald Trump rescinded former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance and is reviewing those of other controversial Obama-era officials, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said at Wednesday’s press briefing.

“As the head of the executive branch and the commander in chief, I have a unique constitutional responsibility to protect the nation’s classified information, including by controlling access to it,” Trump said in the statement Sanders read.

“Today in fulfilling that responsibility, I have decided to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.”

In addition to the action on Brennan (pictured above), Trump is also reviewing the security clearances of former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, Former FBI Director James Comey, former national security adviser Susan Rice, former National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Michael Hayden, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, former FBI Chief of the Counterespionage Section Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

Although Trump recognized that former intelligence agency and law enforcement heads “historically” have been allowed to retain their clearances as a “professional courtesy” to enable them to advise successors when needed, he said “neither of these justifications supports Mr. Brennan’s continued access to classified information.”

Trump insisted that “any benefits that senior officials might glean from consultations” with Brennan “are now outweighed by the risks posed by his erratic conduct and behavior.”

The president also said Brennan “has recently leveraged his status as a former high ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations” about the Trump administration.

“Mr. Brennan’s lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets and facilities,” Trump said. “Such access is particularly inappropriate when former officials have …read more

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Jerry Seinfeld Explains Comedy to Today’s Hypersensitive Audience: ‘Jokes Are Not Real’

Jerry Seinfeld famously does not do shows at colleges because students are too sensitive today.

He’s never been a fan of political correctness.

In an interview he gave to The New York Times, Seinfeld continued to blast today’s PC culture and even touched on the controversial firings of “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn and comedian Roseanne Barr.

“Jokes are not real. People assume that when you say something that you believe it. It’s purely comedic invention. You know, I do this whole bit about Pop-Tarts and how much I love them. I don’t love Pop-Tarts. It’s just funny. It’s funny to say it, so I say it,” Seinfeld responded after being asked about political correctness in comedy.

The comedian was then asked if he’d read the controversial tweets of the recently fired Gunn, who joked about pedophilia years ago.

“I didn’t read the jokes, but if they’re jokes, it doesn’t matter,” said Seinfeld.

He then referenced Roseanne Barr’s firing.

“I guess Roseanne Barr thought she was being funny, but it wasn’t funny — and if it’s offensive and not funny, then it’s not a joke. But any comedian that doesn’t understand that dynamic — you’re finished anyway,” he said.

“That to me is hell. That’s my definition of hell.”

Seinfeld himself stays away from making jokes on Twitter (which is what got both Gunn and Barr fired) and mainly uses it for self promotion. He then revealed he is no fan of the platform.

“It’s a horrible performing interface. I can’t think of a worse one. I always think about people that write books,” the comedian said. “What a horrible feeling it must be to have poured your soul into a book over a number of years and somebody comes up to you and goes, ‘I loved your book,’ and they walk away, and you …read more

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