King's Teeth

Royal Family Withdraws X-Rays From Auction

Sorry, King's Speech superfans: You can no longer buy dental X-rays of King George VI's teeth. The X-rays were found by Alastair Sealy when he was cleaning out a house he'd bought. The previous owner was a dental nurse, who had stashed away X-rays of the king, the king's wife, and the present queen. The X-rays were scheduled to go up for auction next week, but the royal family requested they not be sold. "We were slightly surprised that the X-rays of King George VI would still be of interest to the royal family,” said Chris Albury, of the auction house's salesroom. Experts say the king's teeth were not the cause of his speech impediment.