A Queen Elizabeth II Tea Celebrating Her Sapphire Jubilee

Last weekend, the girls and I had the pleasure — and it was definitely a pleasure — of attending Tea at a friend’s house. This wasn’t just any Tea; it was a special Tea celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire Jubilee. In case you didn’t know, earlier in the year Elizabeth became the longest-reigning British monarch ever, […]

Ludwig II Movies

Post contains affiliate links. Ludwig II Movies If you’re planning to visit Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, or if you’re otherwise interested in Ludwig II, the quirky, moody, sensitive 19th century Bavarian king, I recommend my book on him. Sometimes, though, you want to watch a film instead of reading a book. I think I’ve watched […]

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin: Review

Queen Victoria: what do you know about her? In my case, despite my interest in British royalty, not a whole lot. I knew she was married to Prince Albert. I thought they had several children. Beyond that … So, I was an ideal candidate to read “Victoria” by Daisy Goodwin. The book has a gorgeous […]

5 Royal Wedding Westminster Abbey Facts

The April 29, 2011, wedding of Prince William and Kate was a thoroughly modern affair. Kate Middleton arrived via car, not stuffy carriage. William and Kate’s streamlined, modern style has been duly noted and praised. But Westminster Abbey is steeped in royal tradition and ancient rites. Here are five facts you may not know about […]

Pippa Middleton Facts

Pippa Middleton Facts Pippa Middleton — sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge — captured the world’s attention from the moment she stepped into Westminster Abbey as a bridesmaid in Prince William and Kate’s wedding, in her gorgeous, form-fitting white dress by Sarah Burton. Do you know these facts about the younger Middleton sister? Pippa […]

Dress Like Kate Middleton

Have you read that William and Kate — and possibly the kids, too — will be visiting Canada next month? I can hardly wait to see the photos that come out of that trip! Let’s take a closer look at Kate’s impeccable fashion sense. Dress Like Kate Middleton She may be a Duchess, but Catherine […]