Historian and consultant Mandy Searles Littlefield is the creator of Mandy’s Royalty, an online trove of royal research. She began this blog, The Royal Representative, in 2003 after the success of her website. Her passion is to bring the history of Britain’s monarchy (and now Europe’s monarchies) to her fellow Americans.
Mandy made her first trip to London with her husband in 2008, an amazing experience that she hopes to repeat in the near future.
Mandy’s interest in the monarchy began at age seventeen. Her grandmother’s stories, as well as genealogy research, led Mandy to her English roots and, subsequently, an interest in the country’s system of government.
From the ancient rituals to national debates, the monarchy was fast becoming a favorite topic in Mandy’s house. She discovered that the Royal Family was an incredible living representation of history and that the Queen is tirelessly dedicated to crown, country, and Commonwealth. In 1998, “Mandy’s British Royalty” was born to document Mandy’s research and her admiration for the Queen.
Mandy encourages a strong connection to Britain in general:
The house that is modern America was built on a British foundation. Our type of government, our laws … We need to remember our roots. If we lose touch with that, then we weaken the bond between two great nations.