Blog Posts

  • New Findings about Richard III – Remains Reexamined

    by - Jul 3, 2014
    Although Shakespeare credited King Richard III with being a hunchback —and thus identified him with an evil creature who could murder his two nephews to gain the throne—new studies are calling this a mistake. Being one of Duchess...
  • Lucy Worsley’s ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe,’ an interview with Royal Central

    by - Jul 2, 2014
    Dr Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, English historian, author and TV presenter. Dr Worsley and I recently discussed her upcoming series: ‘Tales From the Royal Wardrobe’ which will air on BBC Four...
  • Felix and Claire of Luxembourg: Europe’s other young royal couple

    by - Jul 1, 2014
    On June 15th, Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Theresa of Nassau was born to Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg. She is third in line to the throne of Luxembourg. The little princess’s birth came nine...
  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: Northern Ireland tour

    by - Jun 27, 2014
    The Queen and Prince Philip made another historic trip to Northern Ireland recently and this edition of the Royal Fashion Round-up will look at Her Majesty’s outfits for the trip. The links throughout the article will take...
  • How popular are Europe’s Monarchies?

    by - Jun 26, 2014
    The British Monarchy has enjoyed a very high percentage of support for many decades now almost without interruption, with the latest polls putting support for the Monarchy between 70% and 80% and republicanism never rising above...
  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: Royal Ascot 2014

    by - Jun 24, 2014
    This week, following the Order of the Garter Service in Windsor, the Royals descended upon Ascot’s racing course for the week. In this edition of the Royal Fashion Round-up the sections are separated by day, rather than person,...
  • Queen Victoria’s Pious Granddaughter

    by - Jun 23, 2014
    Of the thousands who pass by the West Door of Westminster Abbey each day, few raise their heads to notice the effigy of a middle-aged nun, and, of those who do, perhaps even fewer are aware...
  • Review of Martha Mumford’s ‘Happy Birthday, Royal Baby!’

    by - Jun 23, 2014
    After the huge success of Martha Mumford’s book Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby! last July, which coincided with the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first baby, Happy Birthday, Royal Baby! has been released in time...
  • Behind the Royal door: Princess Margaret

    by - Jun 22, 2014
    This edition of ‘Behind the Royal door’ will look into the life of The Queen’s late sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She led a colourful life in the public eye and was generally considered the more carefree,...
  • History Rewind: Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

    by - Jun 22, 2014
    On the 22nd of June 1897 a massive celebration took place to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. This would be the first time the term ‘Diamond Jubilee’ would be used to honour a 60th...