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Royal Central Recommends: True Plantagenet, The Life of Edmund Mortimer

True Plantagenet, The Life of Edmund Mortimer is a historical novel published on the life of  Edmund Mortimer, fifth Earl of March. Edmund was born in to a life of turmoil following the deposition of King Richard II and the accession of Henry Bolingbroke, whose claim to the throne was somewhat bogus. Edmund Mortimer’s claim to the throne was considered far more superior than Henry’s…
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The Final Curtsey: your 90 second summer reading review

Many interviews, articles, and books were published during Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. There is one individual who shared personal stories and not the kind that may come into question as true. These stories were from someone who has seen the transformation of a then Princess Elizabeth who become Queen Elizabeth II. The stories are not “tell all” or secrets, just…
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The Great Royal Bake Off

It hasn’t even started yet and already Great British Bake Off fever has returned to the UK with just about everyone getting ready to go crazy again for meringues, macaroons and marble cake.   But while the twelve new stars of the BBC One show will no doubt win…
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Why Monarchy?

Former King Farouk of Egypt once said “The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left —the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, the King of Diamonds, and the King of England.” Farouk’s quip left out a number of crowned heads…
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Backstairs Billy: The Life of William Tallon, the Queen Mother's Most Devoted Servant: your 90 second summer reading review

For the eight-hour flight to London, I thought why not read something easy to pass the time instead of the usual history or biographies I read. Figured let’s see how sensationalised the story of Backstairs Billy: The Life of William Tallon, the Queen Mother’s Most Devoted Servant by Tom Quinn was. Why not waste just a meager amount of money on a book I already knew I had my…
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Is it time we made more of royal birthdays?

Looking at the images coming from Sweden on July 14th this year, two things struck me. Firstly, the second in line to the throne, Princess Estelle, has royal engagements wrapped up at the age of three. Secondly, doing a walkabout every year on a royal birthday is really…
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Let's give Kate a break, shall we?

I won’t write about fashion trends of the royals. There are enough sites out there that analyse their fashion decisions. I enjoy keeping up with the British Royal Family because I don’t think there is enough focus or attention given to the fact that they are human beings. I see complaints and opinions from people online who think nothing of criticising them over one small matter or…
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