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From a Royal Mistress to the Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (July 17, 1947) It took slightly more than 30 years to come to fruition. Camilla Shand took the long way round to become Charles’ wife. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise that what took place … Continue reading

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From the Queen’s Press Secretary to a Media Scapegoat

Michael Shea (May 10, 1938 – October 17, 2009) “The Crown” shows this man as the reason the Sunday Times had a story about how Queen Elizabeth II felt about her Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. We may never know what … Continue reading

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Act of God Wipes Charles’ Slate Clean

Avalanche, Klosters, Switzerland (March 10, 1988) They say that you must never look back. But Netflix has brought this event into clear focus again in “The Crown”. In the show, Charles has flash-backs of the accident and describes how empty … Continue reading

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The Man Who Had a Private Audience in the Queen’s Bedroom

Michael Fagan (August 8, 1948) You might think it a bit of a cheek for this individual to break into Buckingham Palace and visit Queen Elizabeth II first thing in the morning, just to have a ‘chat’. But he’d come … Continue reading

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Relationships: Are They the Real Thing, or Just Fantasy?

Synastry There is a branch of astrology that deals with the compatibility of individuals. Essentially two birth charts are erected, and then compared with each other. The results show where the attractions and distractions are. It can help predict which … Continue reading

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The Boy Prince Who Never Grew Up

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Jun 10, 1921) Oh, boy. There have been rumours for decades about Prince Philip, Consort to Elizabeth II. There might be something to those stories, but can they be repeated in mixed company? Philip’s birth … Continue reading

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Queen for (Many) a Day

Queen Elizabeth II (Apr 21, 1926) Now, I’m not going to be quite so cheeky this time: I have great respect for our Queen. She has been on the Throne for almost all my life. And the insights I’m getting … Continue reading

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King for the Common Man

George VI (Dec 14, 1895 – Feb 6, 1952) This is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but aren’t the royals just like everybody else? They are born, they live and they die. End of story. It also means that royals have birth … Continue reading

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Here’s What We’ll Be Binge-Watching…

  The Crown We just got Netflix again for the first time in years. We have some catching up to do. We saw episode one of the first season last night. It was lovely to be able to recognize and … Continue reading

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Palatine Prince Makes Good

Prince Rupert of the Rhine (Dec 17, 1619, Prague) Sometimes, when you watch a TV series like Outlander, you can tend to forget that there were real-life ‘stars’ who operated in their own ‘divine right’. Prince Rupert was one such … Continue reading

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