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The Queen Stays Put While Europe Experiences Abdication Fever

When people learn that I have a royal blog, I am often asked when the Queen will step down and Charles will become King. With yesterday’s news that Spanish King Juan Carlos is abdicating, this question has again come my … Continue reading

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Royals Engage in Island Diplomacy

From the arrival of the Cambridge family yesterday in New Zealand to the Queen welcoming the Irish Prime Minister today, this week is all about island diplomacy for the British royals. William and Kate’s touchdown in New Zealand yesterday with … Continue reading

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Now Available in Paperback: Amy Licence’s “In Bed with the Tudors”

 Even now, 500 years after their deaths, imaginations are stirred just by hearing their names: Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth I. Rife with adultery, illegitimacy, divorce, religious controversy, political scheming and powerful monarchs, fascination with the Tudor … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Celebrates Lifetime of Achievement on His 65th Birthday

As Prince Charles marks his 65th birthday this Thursday, November 14th, he reaches an age when most people prefer to focus on drawing a pension, blissful days of retirement and slowing down. Instead, Prince Charles has steadily increased his royal … Continue reading

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Prince George’s Intimate Christening Focuses on Family

Since their engagement, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have demonstrated time and time again that they wish to live as normally as possible within the bubble of the monarchy. The first example of this was when William and Kate … Continue reading

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Prince William’s Transitional Year Begins with Investiture Ceremony

When leaving the RAF a month ago, Prince William announced he would be undertaking a “transitional year” to learn more about the monarchy and how it works. By hosting his first investiture ceremony on Thursday, Prince William got yet another … Continue reading

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Queen Celebrates Sixty Years of Commitment

Surrounded by more than 20 members of her family in majestic Westminster Abbey, the Queen and Prince Philip today celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. The Queen arrived for the anniversary celebration service looking pretty in an Angela … Continue reading

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