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.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduce their new baby to the world. He has made history as the first biracial child in the British royal family. Edited to add: in the immediate British royal family. The children of Lady Davina Lewis (daughter of the Duke of Gloucester), are half Maori. We welcome Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!
I had the opportunity to speak a bit about the royal baby on NBC! View the clip here.
UPDATE: No news on letters patent. The baby remains Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex now have a healthy son, the seventh in line to the British throne. The baby may possibly carry the title Earl of Dumbarton. It was first held by George Douglas, given to him by Charles II in recognition of his military… Read More
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex upon the birth of their baby boy! Harry is a dad! The Cambridges have a little cousin! The baby is 7 pounds 3 oz.
Luxembourg stood still for the funeral of Grand Duke Jean, who died April 23rd at the age of 98. The nation and its Grand Ducal family paid their respects to a monarch, a war hero, a father, and grandfather.