Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thirties Thursday

This is the blond royal prince everyone is talking about today...

But the 1930s had a blond royal prince who was just as popular.

As the eyes of the world start to turn towards London and the Royal Wedding next week, let us remember back when another royal prince captured the public's imagination. In the early 1930s in England, one of the most popular songs was entitled "I Danced with A Man Who Danced with a Girl Who Danced with the Prince of Wales".

If you're curious about the melody, this song was used as the opening credits for a wonderful TV series back in the late 1970s.


  1. As always, thanks for giving this non-history person an interesting look at history.

    Terry's Place
    Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

  2. Elspeth - Oh, wow! I'm old enough to remember that series *sigh*. Thanks for the song, though, and thanks for reminding us of that great saying: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Some things just simply don't change no matter the era. Royalty can still capture the imagination...

  3. Terry; As always, thanks from me to you for always taking the time to leave a comment!

    Margot; I'm old enough too! In fact, I own the series, which isn't that big a surprise.

  4. Thanks for the reminder about the song and the series. I had forgotten about both.

    I may be the only person in the world who doesn't care a bit about the royal wedding coming up. Well, actually, there are two of us. Hubby doesn't care either. LOL

    I just don't get what the fascination is, but then I never dreamed of being a princess when I was a child. I dreamed of being a cowgirl.

  5. Maryann; I didn't want to be a princess either, but I will be one of those up in the wee hours watching. No one puts on this type of pageant as well as the British.

  6. I love your Thirties Thursday posts! So much fun! I'm not a big fan of the Royal Wedding, but I want to see it anyway. I remember Lady Di's wedding and it was pretty amazing.

  7. Luana; Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoy these posts; I really appreciate the feedback. I remember Charles and Diana's wedding as well. You don't have to be a royal fan to appreciate the spectacle!

  8. Great post. I don't remember the series, but do remember the song.

  9. Your Royal posts are some of my favorites.
    I think the world needs this pageantry right now. Nothing offers hope like a happy ending.


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