Prince William Living magazine covers news from quiet Prince William County, near Washington, with its share overturned vehicles or its autumn festival, but it has found itself at the heart of world news since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
In Google, his website – princewilliamliving.com – appears just after that of the British Royal Family in response to the question “how do I contact Prince William?”.
As a result, messages of condolences, drawings and poems have been pouring in for two days on the magazine's messaging service, a good soul having even offered to send an accessory to decorate the coffin of the deceased.
< p>A total of about 80 posts arrived from India, Bhutan, Japan, Egypt, across America and the UK, according to its editor, Rebecca Barnes. “Even the English don't know how to use Google,” she joked to AFP.
Not everyone is selfless. A teenager explains that she is a great admirer of the royal family and asks for an invitation to the funeral of the deceased. Another presents himself as a “very clean person” and offers his “housekeeping or other” services.
Prince William County, in the state of Virginia, nevertheless existed long before Prince William , first in the line of succession since the accession to the throne of his father, King Charles III. Formed in 1731, it was named after the Duke of Cumberland, third son of King George II.
The confusion is nothing new. Messages for Lady Di and Charles' son have long been arriving in the magazine's mailbox. Rebecca Barnes gave up on answering it, but sometimes she just can't help it.
To a man who just asked her what to do to become the next king of England, she advised d send an application file. “Who am I to stand in his way?”