Friday, October 28, 2011

AS SEEN ON TV: DOCTOR SIR FRANCIS LAKING

SIR FRANCIS LAKING

AS SEEN IN:
'Edward The King'

AS PLAYED BY:
Kenneth Gilbert

From Wikipedia:
Sir Francis Henry Laking, 1st Baronet, GCVO, KCB, (9 January 1847 Kensington - 21 May 1914 London) was an English physician who was Surgeon-Apothecary in Ordinary to Queen Victoria, and Physician in Ordinary to King Edward VII and King George V.

He was knighted in 1893, created Baronet Laking of Kensington, Middlesex, on 28 July 1902, a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 1903, and a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath on 3 June 1910.

In addition he held foreign orders from the crowns of Denmark, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Norway and Greece, and was also a Commander of the L├ęgion d'honneur.

In 2004, Norwegian biographer Tor Bomann-Larsen put forward the hypothesis that King Olav V of Norway was not the biological son of King Haakon VII, but his mother, Queen Maud, had been, in 1902 in London, artificially inseminated by Sir Francis Laking.

Now THAT would make for a nice little mini-series on 'Masterpiece Theater'!

BCnU!

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