How Do Kate Middleton & Princess Diana Compare?

Even before her engagement to Prince William, Kate Middleton had people wondering: how does Kate compare to William’s late mother, Princess Diana? Let’s look at Kate Middleton & Princess Diana. Background Princess Diana came from an aristocratic background. Her father was an Earl, and when she was a child she played with Prince Charles’s younger […]

Queen Elizabeth Turns 90: Favorite Foods

This post contains affiliate links, at no cost to you. April 21st will be the Queen 90th birthday! I recently watched a documentary on the Queen, and her son Andrew shared this anecdote that I love for its insight into her personality and dry wit: once, someone saw Elizabeth in a casual environment (I’ll admit I’m […]

Linderhof Palace and Versailles Petit Trianon

Post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. You may remember from reading Not So Happily Ever After: The Tale of King Ludwig II, that the “mad” king built three castles: the famous Neuschwanstein, the island Versailles replica Herrenchiemsee, and the “jewel in the valley,” Linderhof. Let’s take a closer look at Linderhof, since […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Visiting Neuschwanstein

I’ve been sorting through things around the house, trying to determine whether items “spark joy” or not. In this effort, I came across a stack of fading photos. I wasn’t sure where they’d come from, but I soon realized that they were mine — ones I’d taken during an early-1990s trip to Germany. Ones that […]

Would Princess Diana Have Liked Kate?

The seemingly eternally youthful Princess Diana would have turned 54 on July 1, 2015. She is often compared with her son, Prince William’s, wife, Kate Middleton. Would Princess Diana have liked Kate? Diana Would Have Loved Kate Sarah Ferguson, Princess Diana’s former sister-in-law, thinks Diana and Kate would have been great friends. She told television […]

Top Five Princess Diana Memories

Diana, Princess of Wales, was the most recognized woman of her era. From the time she burst onto the scene in 1980 until her untimely 1997 death, no woman on earth was more photographed. Here are five of Princess Diana’s most iconic moments. The Photo With No Slip Most of us got to know Diana […]