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 […]

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 […]