May2013

  • The Winter King – a review BBC Thursday 9pm

    by - May 31, 2013
    After enjoying Thomas Penn’s book on Henry VII, Winter King, I was very much looking forward to watching him present a programme of the same name.  I have to say it began well with Penn’s introduction...
  • Royal Baby: Will & Kate will take baby on tour

    by - May 31, 2013
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will take their first child with them on their next overseas tour. Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge, who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first baby in...
  • A Right Royal Attack

    by - May 31, 2013
    On 13th June 1981 came the annual tradition of celebrating a Monarch’s birthday, Trooping the Colour. It was up to a point going as smoothly and as happily as the previous thirty had gone. The change...
  • Camilla’s first solo overseas tour a success

    by - May 31, 2013
    On Monday 27th May, the Duchess of Cornwall boarded the Eurostar on her way to Paris, her first solo overseas trip. It was only a trip of just a few days, but marks a turning point...
  • Queen’s cousin, Princess Alexandra, cancels another month of engagements

    by - May 31, 2013
    Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra has been forced to cancel all her planned engagements for June due to continuing to suffer from polymyalgia rheumatica, a condition which affects manoeuvrability of the joints. Princess Alexandra, a first...
  • Prince Harry attends charity gala for wounded warriors

    by - May 31, 2013
    His Royal Highness Prince Harry attended the Crystal Ball Gala at Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night, in support of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge. Walking With The Wounded is a...
  • Princesses Make Royal Garden Party Debut

    by - May 31, 2013
    Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York attended their first Royal garden party at Buckingham Palace yesterday.  They joined their grandparents, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of...
  • An Apology to Camilla — Say What?!?

    by - May 30, 2013
    I preface this blog post with this: I grew up in a household that read the tabloid magazines. Not only did we read the magazines, we were taught to believe most of what we read. Strange,...
  • Where will The Queen travel overseas to next?

    by - May 30, 2013
    So, the news is out: Her Majesty is not going to Sri Lanka for the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.  Some observers have expressed surprise at this decision; others suspicion that it may be motivated...
  • ‘Royal Baby Will Move In With Middletons’ Says Uncle Gary

    by - May 30, 2013
    Kate’s uncle Gary, younger brother of Carole Middleton, has confirmed William and Catherine will move in with the Middletons for the first six weeks of Baby Cambridge’s life. It was only in April that it was...