King Olav V’s death brings eviction fear
A football club may have to vacate its home ground in Norfolk, England because of a clause in the lease linking ownership to a king of Norway who died in 1991, writes BBC.
Cromer Town FC were given the lease in 1922 by Evelyn Bond-Cabbell. But the gift of Cabbell Park included a clause that the lease would expire 21 years after the death of Queen Victoria’s last surviving grandchild.
Norway’s King Olav V, the monarch’s great grandson, died on 17 January 1991 meaning the club face eviction in 2012.
Paul Jarvis, chairman of the amateur club, who play in the Anglian Combination League, said: “We’ve had discussions with the trustees of the will. “It appears that the lease expires in 2012. That could lead to us being relocated. “It’s at a very early stage in terms of discussions with the trustees and no final decision has been made. “We’ve not been given notice to quit. We’ve expressed that we would prefer to stay where we are.”
King Olav V was born in the United Kingdom as the son of Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of the United Kingdom and given the names Alexander Edward Christian Frederik. He became Crown Prince and only heir to the throne of Norway when his father was elected King in 1905. He was the first heir to the throne of Norway to be brought up in Norway since King Olav IV. At his death, he was the last surviving grandchild of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Queen Alexandra.
Read more on BBC.