Blog Posts

  • On This Day 90 Years Ago, George VI And Queen Elizabeth Marry

    by - Apr 26, 2013
    90 years ago today, The Queen’s parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later known as The Queen Mother), at the time known as Prince Albert, Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married at Westminster...
  • Royal Biographies – Which Are The Best?

    by - Apr 25, 2013
    Over the years, thousands of biographies on royals have been published. Most are good, some are awful and some are excellent. So if you want to find out more about a particular royal, and go to...
  • Wallis Simpson Dies, 26 Years Ago Today – Who Was She?

    by - Apr 24, 2013
    One of the most mysterious and sometimes shocking points in the history of the British Monarchy was what later became known as the 1936 abdication crisis. The then Edward VIII had acceded to the throne at...
  • The Sun Never Sets on the British Crown

    by - Apr 23, 2013
    Many people enjoyed the Royal wedding and watching the Royals cheer on the athletes during the 2012 London Olympics, but most—especially in the US where I now live—don’t know just how influential the British Crown is...
  • A First Hand View Of Today’s Windsor Castle Scouts Parade With Duchess Of Cambridge

    by - Apr 21, 2013
    Karl Cooper tells us about what it was like at Windsor Castle for today's Queen's Scouts parade....Read More
  • Elizabeth II, “She Was Born A Queen”

    by - Apr 21, 2013
    It was the early morning of 21 April 1926, , when the surgeon Sir Harry Simpson ended, with great skill, a difficult caesarean section with which it came to light the small girl called Elizabeth. The...
  • Prince Charles’s Highgrove Panic Room And Other Royal Security Measures

    by - Apr 20, 2013
    In the parts of Prince Charles’s Gloucestershire residence that are publicly photographed and much talked about, there’s one part of which very little is known. And there’s a good reason for this, as we’ll now see....
  • A Wave of Applause for Maggie—A View from Baroness Thatcher’s Funeral Route.

    by - Apr 17, 2013
    This is my personal experience lining the processional route during Baroness Thatcher’s funeral. I dislike mornings—with a passion. I will only wake up at 6.30am for something or someone extraordinary, and I did this morning to...
  • What Are The Differences Between The British And Dutch Monarchy?

    by - Apr 16, 2013
    As HM The Queen of the Netherlands prepares to abdicate at the end of this month in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander to become King, we examine the differences (and similarities) between the British and...
  • American Affection for the Future of the Monarchy and the UK

    by - Apr 15, 2013
    St. Louis, Missouri, is in the middle of the United States, and the metro area has more than 2.8 million residents, making it the 15th largest in the US and almost as populous as Wales. This fully...