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Sure, all the current attention is focused on Prince William & Kate Middleton. But amid all the hoopla over Kate, the royal bride of the 21st century, let’s not forget the royal bride of the 20th – Princess Diana.   The wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was a huge media event, with over […]

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Even before his or her birth, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second royal baby is world famous. What will Baby Cambridge’s parents name the tot? While naming is a private decision, it’s a safe bet that “North,” “Apple,” or “Suri” won’t be making the cut. British royal family members are  a traditional lot — their […]

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Post may contain affiliate links. One year ago. Remember? Prince George was born July 22, 2013, putting an end to the “great Kate wait.” It’s hard to remember now, but we were all feverishly waiting for the royal baby’s arrival, which was rumored to be July 11. The days dragged on, and on and on. […]

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Queen Victoria’s Swiss Cottage The Isle of Wight — have you heard of it? It’s England’s largest island, located south of the mainland in the English Channel. Here you go — I’ll make it easier. The Isle of Wight is shown in red. Anyway, on this island, you’ll find Osborne House — summer home of […]

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Post contains affiliate links Is there anything more exciting than Prince William, Kate, and Prince George arriving for their 3-week tour of Australia and New Zealand? I don’t think so. Here are some fun facts about the royal tour: The tour is the debut for the family’s new nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. She has […]

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  Princess Diana review contains affiliate links Today we have a guest poster for the royalty reading challenge, my aunt Elaine. She is reviewing Diana, by Sarah Bradford. I chose to read and review “Diana” by Sarah Bradford for a very practical reason. I wanted to find a book on royalty without leaving the senior […]

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March has come to an end, and that means it’s time to wrap up the Royalty Reading Challenge. This month, I read The Diana Chronicles, reviewed here, and also Prince William, Born to Be King, by Penny Junor. Junor begins by calling William one of the most interesting people in the world, and there I […]

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I recently finished reading The Diana Chronicles as part of the first Royalty Reading Challenge. You could call me a Princess Diana fan — a huge one, actually. I have been fascinated with her since she appeared on the scene when I was in high school. When she died, friends called me to check on […]

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Post may contain affiliate links. In the news this week, Prince William and Kate have hired a new nanny. She’s reportedly in her late 30s, with no husband or boyfriend since she’s “married to her job” of looking after little ones. She’s worked for “high profile” families before, so the Cambridges are no big deal […]

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Post may contain affiliate links. Welcome to the first-ever Royalty Reading Challenge! What’s a reading challenge, you ask? Well, I am asking any of you who are willing and have the interest to read a book during March that has a royal connection. You can read a biography of Queen Elizabeth or of Louis XIV, […]

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