I had the pleasure of speaking with William Kuhn, author of Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, and Prince Harry: Boy to Man. The Boston-based author has delighted readers with these novels that capture the “what if” in the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson, Prince Harry. Kuhn imagines the cunning of escape of Queen Elizabeth II into ordinary… Read More
Part 2 of my Q&A with the creators of “Raynham Hall: An English Country House Revealed”. Photographer Julius Beltrame shares his thoughts, projects, and the process of working in such a beautiful house. Mandy: What was it like to walk through Raynham Hall and photograph it for the first time? Julius Beltrame: My first visit with Michael was for a… Read More
It has been a tremendous honor to speak with Dr. Michael Ridgdill and Julius Beltrame about their book “Raynham Hall: An English Country House Revealed”. It is available now at Amazon. For my review, see this previous post.
I asked author and broadcaster Hugo Vickers a few questions about The Quest for Queen Mary. He graciously answered my questions, seen below. For my review of the book, click here. What or who inspired you to edit James Pope-Hennessy’s notes for the Queen Mary book? HV: I had always loved the original 1959 biography – first read by me in… Read More
Royal news: Death of Queen Fabiola Cambridges in America Princess Margaret’s jewels at auction Richard III’s lineage …and more! PLUS – I make my TV debut in the UK during Sky’s breakfast program. Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with RoyaltyNow News on BlogTalkRadio
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!