E R or Elizabeth Regina or Elizabeth the Queen

When you are in England everything seems to be monogramed with “E R” Sometimes without the crown.

That is because the Queen owns everything…sorta. She is the Queen, the head of state, the top of the heap…..You get the idea…

To continue, most national (I said most) are royal, The Royal Mint, the The Royal Botanic Gardens, The Royal Mail…Oh yes…The royal Mail.

When I was in Guildford I was intrigued by a couple of mail (or post) boxes on the street.

Here they are; can you spot the difference?

AR

AR
GR

GR

Give up?
Look under the pictures.

This is what I think…AR is Albert REX (Albert the King) and GR is George REX (George the King)
It is possible that it was too expensive to change these post boxes or the town (not a city or a village, thats another story) of Gulidford just liked them and wanted to be reminded of past monarchs. I’ll never really know.

Think you know? Leave me a comment.

S.

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