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  • - I wonder if there's a slang for equerry. Like-

  • - "You an EQ?" "Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm an EQ at Buck House."

  • - Yeah.

  • - Yeah.

  • - EQ. Meet you at Nott Cott.

  • - Nott Cott.

  • - Stat. Probably wouldn't say that.

  • Welcome to the Royal British Slang, with...

  • - Emma Corrin...

  • - And Josh O'Connor.

  • [imitates fanfare]

  • [stately music]

  • - Equerry. Oh, this is good. Equerry.

  • - Well. We know a little something about this.

  • - Like the right-hand man to the Queen.

  • - Yeah, like an assistant. Like a PA.

  • - An assistant. Like a PA.

  • The equerry's the ones that will, like, get you out-

  • get a person out of the car and be like,

  • "oh, come this way," and "oh, she'll be with you in five."

  • - And also plan their schedules.

  • I think it's like the highest, I think-

  • - Is Richard Adeane an equerry?

  • - Yeah. Richard Goulding was-

  • - Richard Goulding was his-

  • - Adeane-

  • - Edward Adeane!

  • - Edward Adeane in this series of "The Crown."

  • But I think it's the highest level.

  • - Nott Cott.

  • - Something Cottage.

  • - [both] Nottingham Cottage!

  • - HRH.

  • - HRH, stands for "Her" or "His Royal Highness."

  • - Can it be "his" as well?

  • - I don't know.

  • - Yeah, that would make sense.

  • - I think yes. I think it can,

  • because you can get HRH Prince Charles, I think.

  • I don't know. I really need to know this.

  • - Elevenses.

  • Snacks, right?

  • - Well, interestingly, we have sat by a cup of tea.

  • - Or a bowl of tea.

  • - My understanding with elevenses is like,

  • there are sort of two tea times.

  • - One at 11 in the morning...

  • - Yeah, like a mid-morning snack.

  • - And then one at teatime, which is like four o'clock?

  • - Yeah.

  • - But can four o'clock be elevenses or is that tea?

  • - That's tea.

  • - I think that's tea.

  • - Elevenses is-

  • - Is at eleven.

  • - Very much mid-morning.

  • But not to be confused with brunch, which may come up later.

  • - Maybe brunch is like the new elevenses.

  • - Maybe. Thank you, Emma Corrin.

  • - That's what I get when I pass go.

  • [both laugh]

  • - Buck House?

  • - Great.

  • - Okay!

  • [both laugh]

  • - Do you know what that one is?

  • - It's got to be a house.

  • - It's got to be a house.

  • We've got- second half is to do with a home.

  • Oh, hang on. Buckingham Palace!

  • [gasps]

  • - Buck House!

  • - Buck House!

  • [snaps]

  • - That's them saying... that's like me going-

  • - Saying stable.

  • - [laughs] stable, yeah.

  • I mean, they probably have stables in there, but...

  • - Blue blood. Oh, that means like royal blood.

  • Like you're well posh.

  • Do you have to be in the Royal Family to have blue blood,

  • or can it be anyone whose... like, would-

  • - Oh, yeah. Would you-

  • - Does Diana have blue...?

  • 'Cause in my research, I found out that she's actually-

  • - Aristocracy.

  • - More aristocratic than the Royal Family.

  • - Interestingly, blue is the most royal color.

  • I always thought it was-

  • - I thought it was purple.

  • - Really?

  • - What did you-

  • - It might be, actually.

  • I always thought it was red.

  • Then someone said to me the other day that

  • blue was the most-

  • - I don't know, I thought it was purple, innit?

  • - Well, it might be.

  • - From like, Romans.

  • - Blue was a very expensive color,

  • because the pigment came from a very rare rock.

  • Anyway-

  • - But that also might be why,

  • because then if you're a royal, you can afford the pigment-

  • - The pigment.

  • - Therefore, blue being...

  • - In your blood.

  • - Yeah.

  • OBE. Of the British...

  • - Empire.

  • - Empire?

  • - Of the British Empire.

  • And that's an award you get, right?

  • - Yeah. If you've done good things.

  • - You get an OBE if you've done good things that have-

  • - Helped the country?

  • - Helped the country, or society, or...

  • We don't.

  • - We don't. We definitely don't.

  • - We don't have an OBE.

  • But there might be someone that we know, maybe, out there.

  • - Investiture. Go for it.

  • - The investiture is... is an episode of "The Crown."

  • You are invested into a role in the Royal Family.

  • - It's like a swearing-in ceremony.

  • - Yeah, exactly.

  • In Season 3,

  • Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales,

  • the heir apparent.

  • The heir apparent is the assumed heir.

  • - The guy who's there.

  • - The person who's gonna take over from-

  • that'll be the next one.

  • - He's gonna be it. Apparently, it's him.

  • - Not entirely sure that's where it's from, Em.

  • It could be.

  • "Apparently, he's the heir."

  • - Yeah.

  • - [Both] Heir apparent.

  • - Next up! The privy purse.

  • Oh, like the Queen's money.

  • - It's their pocket money, right?

  • I wonder if there is a real privy purse.

  • - Like an actual- I'm imagining

  • one of the little old ones you get with the clasp.

  • - Okay. Operation London Bridge.

  • - Bridges! Sorry. [laughs]

  • When one of the Royal Families dies.

  • They're all bridges.

  • - Oh my goodness, you're brilliant. Yeah.

  • [snaps]

  • - Each of the Royal Family has an assigned bridge,

  • and when they die, there's Operation...

  • So if, say the Queen is London Bridge.

  • Then if the Queen dies, then everyone's like,

  • "oh, Operation London Bridge."

  • - That's exactly right.

  • They all have a different bridge, don't they?

  • - Yeah, they all have a different bridge.

  • Can you remember what bridge you are?

  • - No.

  • - I don't think I got a bridge.

  • - I'm sure Diana...

  • - I'll be the Dartford Crossing.

  • - That's a rubbish bridge.

  • Okay. Toff. Well, that's easy.

  • - I just think of toff room.

  • A posh person.

  • - Posh person.

  • I guess it's more kind of a pompous-

  • - English. Like...

  • - English. Sort of like, very, very posh.

  • - [mocking pompous sounds]

  • - Very rah. That's another term, "rah."

  • Weirdly, I wouldn't describe the Royals as toffs,

  • because they're sort of-

  • - Rahs aren't toffs,

  • but maybe people who they hang out with would be toffs.

  • - Yeah. So anyway, that's what a toff is.

  • It's a very posh person.

  • - Very posh person.

  • - Sloane Ranger!

  • So, Diana was part of like,

  • Sloane Rangers who were just young posh people in...

  • - Kensington.

  • - In Kensington.

  • - There's a place called Sloane Square.

  • - In the 70s, 80s.

  • - Yeah, and you can be a Sloaney.

  • - You can be a Sloane.

  • And they all kind of dressed the same

  • and wore the same things.

  • - I think they were quite trendy back then.

  • - Very trendy to be a Sloane Ranger.

  • - I'd say Diana was a Sloane Ranger and Charles wasn't.

  • - Do you think maybe he wanted to be?

  • - Charles probably erring on the side of toff.

  • Okay, here we go, trooping the color. Emma Corrin.

  • - That's when they got on the horses.

  • - That's right. There you go. You heard it here first.

  • In fact, the first episode of Season Four, I think-

  • - There's like a big parade, the Queen's there.

  • - Basically, all the horse guards assemble.

  • - On horse guards' parade.

  • - On horse guards' parade. And they do a sort of-

  • no, I'm not going to use the word "dance."

  • But it is a sort of dance.

  • - It's when the horses-

  • - And they hold their guns. And there's a big cannon fire.

  • [imitates canon fire]

  • - And the Queen comes out in a carriage, right?

  • - Queen comes out in a carriage.

  • If I'm honest, having experienced it,

  • I can't really imagine it being particularly useful

  • in a battle.

  • - Yeah.

  • - But I can see how it might be ceremonial.

  • Anyway, that's the end of

  • our British Royal slang learning experience

  • journey, if you will.

  • - I feel like I've learned a lot.

  • - I learned everything...

  • pretty much everything that was on there was new to me.

  • - Completely everything new, yeah.

  • - Probably do this before we do the series

  • so that we know what we're going to talk about.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Thank you so much for joining us today.

  • - Thank you.

  • - I feel like we've just done the news.

  • [hums]

  • you know how the news comes up and then they talk?

- I wonder if there's a slang for equerry. Like-

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/25
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