Following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, the royal household has been below better worldwide scrutiny than ever earlier than.
Positive, the Windsor clan is at all times international gossip fodder, however over the course of the previous week, King Charles and his offspring have grow to be a form of worldwide obsession.
So maybe it ought to come as no shock that some media shops have dusted off forgotten tales from years previous in an effort to meet the demand for round the clock royal updates.
And considered one of our favorites includes the brand new Prince of Wales and the long-reigning Queen of Pop.
Sure, you don’t typically hear Prince William and Britney Spears talked about in the identical breath, however again in 2002, Britney shocked followers by revealing that she and Will engaged in a long-distance on-line “romance” that nearly become one thing extra.
“We exchanged e-mails for just a little bit and he was supposed to come back and see me someplace but it surely didn’t work out,” Britney informed UK discuss present host Frank Skinner.
“You had been blown out by Prince William?” Skinner requested, main Brit to answer, “Yeah.”
Earlier than you get any concepts, “blown out” is the British equal of “stood up” or “ghosted.”
As hilarious because it might need might need been, Brit didn’t go on a British discuss present and declare that she acquired her again blown out by Prince William.
Britney was in a relationship with Justin Timberlake on the time of the interview, and by the tip of the next yr, Will had entered a relationship with a younger commoner named Kate Middleton.
The remaining, as they are saying, is historical past.
Now, it’s attainable that Britney and William wouldn’t have hit it off, and even when they’d, it’s unlikely that he would’ve defied royal protocol by coming into a relationship with an American entertainer.
(Who might even think about such a factor?!)
However we wish to assume that there’s a peril universe wherein Brit and Will tied the knot at Westminster Abbey and birthed a litter of wee tykes who inherited the entire greatest traits of each of their dad and mom.
They’d be capable to sing and dance like Britney, and … um, effectively, we’re certain Will has loads of skills we simply don’t learn about!
Anyway, the person is now one step nearer to turning into king!
Clearly, it’s just a little miserable to replicate on how shut all of us got here to a world the place Britney may sooner or later be queen consort
However it’s vital to keep in mind that Brit dodged a bullet.
As Meghan Markle has proven us, British (no pun meant) tradition just isn’t constructed to face up to even just a little little bit of American swag.
Think about if Britney had proven as much as Buckingham Palace circa 2003 carrying a glittery tube prime and a pair of low-rise Von Dutch denims.
The Queen’s topics would’ve been clutching their pearls and comically spitting out their Earl Gray over the island.
The very last thing Britney wanted at that stage in her profession was to be blamed for half one million shattered monocles.
Sure, it could be tempting to think about a world wherein Brit turned a Brit, however we’ve got to just accept the truth that the world merely wasn’t prepared for it.