The Young Victoria
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HAPPY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, THE YOUNG VICTORIA!
Ten years ago today, March 6th, The Young Victoria was released in US theaters.
Happy new year!!!!🎊
Ok, so there are some things I just don't need to know. Like when I googled RF today and found an article on possible names for the new royal baby and they mentioned Albert being one ("portrayed exceedingly dashingly by RF in The Young Victoria"). It also said, "On the other hand, calling your kid Prince Albert. Yikes. Urban Dictionary it." So I did look it up. Am I the last to learn this?
You can’t be the last one because you knew before me.
So here are the results of my “Prince Albert” and “Urban Dictionary” Google search:
“piercing that consists of a ring which goes through the urethra and outbehind the glans,” mid-20c., supposedly so-called from the modern legend that Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861), prince consort of Queen Victoria, had one.
But the term seems to be not older than bodyart maven Doug Malloy and his circle, and the stories about the prince may be fantastical inventions. Perhaps there is some connection with Albert underworld/pawnshop slang for “gold watch chain” (1861), which probably is from the common portraits of the prince in which he is shown with a conspicuous gold watchchain. Many fashions in male dress made popular by him bore his name late 19c.
“According to legend, Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, pierced his penis with a ring on the end of it so he could move his penis (to the right or left), in a way so as to avoid a noticeable bulge in his tight-fitting pants. At the time, it was called Dressing Ring and allowed the penis to pretty much hook on to one side of the pants and tailors would make the pants so they fit perfectly in regards to which side the penis was hooked with its ring. Although it wasn’t likely that Prince Albert was the only one to have a penis piercing for fashion reasons, because he was married to the Queen of England, the name for that particular piercing just stuck.”