Monthly Archives: August 2011

Celebrating Diana’s Legacy

For many people, August 31 will mark a return to the usual autumn routines of school and work after a busy summer.  For a few, August 31, 2011 will mark the fourteenth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of … Continue reading

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The Miser, the Queen and Balmoral Castle

From his shabby appearance, most people mistook John Camden Neild as an impoverished gentleman. Among his associates, he had a reputation for doing anything to save a penny, including wearing shoes with holes and accepting other people’s charity. As we … Continue reading

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More Strange Royal Wedding Memorabilia

In the business of royal keepsakes, the likenesses of the royal family are portrayed in many strange and spooky ways. British toy store Hamleys became the next retailer to join the royal keepsake industry, offering  William and Kate royal wedding … Continue reading

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There’s Something About Sophie

Based on her low-key public profile, it would be hard to guess that Sophie, Countess of Wessex is one of the most Googled members of the royal family. What is it about Sophie that attracts this kind of interest? Sophie’s … Continue reading

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The Guardian’s Monarchy Quiz

Test your knowledge with this monarchy quiz from The Guardian – Good luck!

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