As you all know, courtesy of every newspaper and news channels in the country, the Duchess of Cambridge is going to give birth soon. Instead of discussing what the baby should be called, I’m going to talk about what the baby is going to get when he/she becomes king/queen.
They will be monarch of- lots, and I mean lots, of islands, a huge chunk of North America with not many people, a moderate chunk of Central America and a continent with not many people.
Not very impressive when you think about it.
The Commonwealth is a collection of 16 countries (including Britain) that are ruled by the monarch of Britain. Most of these countries are Pacific or Caribbean islands with Canada, Australia and Belize in the mix. So it’s lots of islands, a barely populated continent and a barely populated part of North America.
This map is a list of the Commonwealth countries. The blue countries are current Commonwealth countries and brown are former Commonwealth countries. So we could have had chunks of Africa, the Indian sub-continent with over a BILLION people, more islands and a chunk of South America.
We have two of the biggest countries in the world with hardly any people. The total amount of people in the Commonwealth is 134 million people. The Queen is Queen of 2% of the world.
THE BRITISH EMPIRE USED TO RULE HALF THE WORLD!!!!! WHY HAVE WE LOST ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!
Phew. Sorry, got in a bit of a rant there.