Prince of Whales?

The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) once had a quarrel with his mistress, Lillie Langtry. "I've spent enough on you to buy a battleship," the prince complained. "And you've spent enough in me," Lillie retorted, "to float one!"

["The pleasure is momentary," Lord Chesterfield once declared, "the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable..."]

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