17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History By Andrew Morton Book Review by Elizabeth K. Mahon, Author of “Scandalous Women” When I saw the promo for Andrew Morton’s new book 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History, I was immediately intrigued. I have read a great deal about the Duke and… Read More
Bhutan’s history is vibrant, but turbulent. In 2006, after centuries of warlords, a theocracy, and an absolute monarchy, one king made a seismic decision that would change everything. Six years ago today, his son would take the reins of his father’s dreams and drive Bhutan to a more democratic future. Royal Roots Bhutan’s monarchy is comparatively young, beginning in 1907… Read More
No show today folks. I’m sorry! After suffering through a bad cold all week, then participating in Halloween with a toddler (with some singing and dancing) my voice feels shot. So I hope you will all pardon me while I recover. This is a bummer. On the bright side, it will give me a little more time to finish up… Read More
The Queen Tweets, Makes Digital History It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R. — BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014 Sent by HM herself. I wonder what Queen Victoria would make of that!
Embed from Getty Images Kate looks amazingly well. Hypermesis Gravidarum has made the Duchess of Cambridge horribly ill for weeks now, but it now looks as though it hasn’t made one dent in her spirits. It’s incredible. This state visit is a big event, and no one thought Kate would be well enough to attend. Happily, she pulled through just… Read More
William and Kate are expecting their second royal baby next April. April 29th, 2015 will mark the Cambridges’ fourth wedding anniversary. This baby will be a good wedding anniversary gift! When my daughter was born last September, we put a little gold bow on her and said she was our fifth wedding anniversary gift. Her birthday comes just one week… Read More
The King’s Deception By Steve Berry Cotton Malone just wants to live a quiet life running his bookstore in Denmark, but politics and his past have other ideas. Doing what he thinks is one last favor for his old boss at the Justice Department, former agent Malone agrees to find and return a young Irish street urchin named Ian Dunne,… Read More
Below is an excerpt from “The Royal W.E. Unique Glimpses of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor” by Victoria Martínez. The title of each of the eight chapters is part of a quote that not only nicely sums up the subject of the chapter, but also casts light on the way The Duke and Duchess have been perceived throughout history…. Read More