Sacre bleau! I didn’t know that.
I’ve just discovered that the name Fitzroy is derived from two latin words – filius (son) and rei (king).
The closest I ever got to royalty when growing up in Fitzroy in the 1950s was when the current Queen of England, Elizabeth II, first visited Melbourne in 1954.
I was not yet two years old at the time and was too busy to attend the royal tour.
I was probably running up and down the fourteen wooden steps in our two storey shop or sprinting down busy Brunswick Street footpath chased by my mother.
I certainly was no prince in those days.