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 royal baby has made headlines around the world. Yours truly comments on “A Royal Childhood: What’s in Store For the Royal Newborn?” for PRI’s The World.
I have been watching this documentary called De Kongelige Juveler (“The Royal Jewels”) and wanted to share. Members of the Danish Royal Family discuss historic royal jewels. There is even an appearance by Queen Silvia of Sweden, who further elaborates on the intricate shared family histories of magnificent parures. Included in this brilliant documentary – presented in English, Danish, and… Read More
I was interviewed a few months ago about my trip to the U.K. in 2008. Our visit to London helped me to give more life to my presentations and my writing about Britain and royalty. To actually be in the spots where history took place makes teaching the topic more lively, and I shared my thoughts with the Teaching Traveling!… Read More
Marilyn Braun of Marilyn’s Royal Blog traveled to England for the Royal Wedding. Here’s a bit about her trip! — Mandy’s British Royalty: What inspired you to go? Marilyn Braun: Originally I hadn’t intended to go to London but I was speaking with a journalist about people who do go to the wedding and why they do so. As I… Read More
Questions From Royal Bloggers: Who do you think is the most scandalous modern British royal? – Cinderella of royalty.nu MF: Well, since Fergie’s no longer officially royal, that’s hard to say. Actually, none of the modern royals can (please pardon the pun) hold a scandal to their forbears. Murder, madness, illicit sex, and vicious scheming have been replaced by silly… Read More
After reading Michael Farquhar’s new book, Behind the Palace Doors: Five Centuries of Sex, Adventure, Vice, Treachery, and Folly from Royal Britain, I had the privilege of a great interview. Please enjoy this interview, and see Part 2 when he answers the questions of some royal bloggers. — Mandy: What inspired you to be a writer and historian? Michael Farquhar:… Read More