William the Bastard (as he was called behind his back) giving sovereignty to anyone? You must be joking.
William is a Protestant hero because he beat the demonic Catholics in Ireland, so a lot of bullshit is talked about him. The Orange order is named after him, for example.
Two diferent Willys, as it happens. Unless there was a William the Orange Conquerer I somehow missed. I have personally conquered a number of oranges, from picking them to defecating them, so it's really not such a big deal.
A cousin of a friend's mother's hairdresser happens to be a secretary to HM The Queen, so I was able to get a look at the Royal Reply.
"Dear Mrs. Belcher,
Thank you for your letter, which We received with much interest. It is a shame that people should just drop out of communication, and We were just talking to Phillip about it the other day.
We would be delighted to do whatever it is you want with the Americans, but as you may have heard, we had a bit of a falling out in 1776 and I think the last straw was in 1814 when some of our subjects, led by General Ross, wantonly burned down some parts of your town of Washington. Did you know that Our domains include a town of Washington, in what We are pleased to call East Angiia. So quaint, don't you think?
But We digress, We are really jolly old and do tend to ramble a bit, please forgive Us. That would be so sweet of you.
Anyway, back your interesting letter, which We have to confess, was just a teeny bit hard to understand in places, so please forgive Us if this reply is not everything you were hoping for.
Over the years it seems we have both been somewhat reduced in circumstances, we have had to give away the yacht and have not had a new Palace in 200 years, and We imagine your situation is much the same. We do not even have a Government any more, to speak of. They put Our picture on the money but don't give Us it all any more, so finding the odd trillion (what we call over here a 'Billion') could be tricky. The comptroller of the household is sometimes a bit snappy about a request for an extra egg at breakfast now and then, and I really do not know what happens to all the Royal Swans We are supposed to own and as for the Royal Perogative of any Sturgeon found in British waters, well, it has been a very long time since one of them found its way to Our dinner table.
Do not despair, We can offer you a couple of the swans to decorate Big Moose Lake, but we regret you will have to come and collect them, as Our (so called, forgive a trace of bitterness) Royal Mail tells Us that they cannot ship live birds to overseas places. As you seem to have a Postmaster connection, is it possible you could arrrage carriage yourself if your Husband ordered it?
How lovely to hear from you again. Our realms have enjoyed very pleasant weather this last week or so and We hope you are similarly blessed.
Your cousin in Divine Right,