Well Done That Man. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the best royal biographies I have ever read was penned in 2011 by Philip Eade. Its title? Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life. We are all so familiar with the Windsor lineage but over and above … Continue reading

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The Crown. November 2016.

Dear Rowley, Having devoured the first six episodes of Netflix epic The Crown, telling the story of The Queen’s accession to the throne, it is patently clear where £100 million was spent on the production. I wonder whether re-staging the marriage … Continue reading

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Trooping the Colour. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, HM The Queen has already lived and reigned longer than any other monarch in British history. This weekend, to mark her official birthday, more flags were put out for Trooping the Colour: the military salute with its foundations … Continue reading

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HM The Queen. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, The Queen is ninety. Her sixty-four year reign has broken the record of longest-serving British monarch previously held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Her Majesty and Queen Victoria are the only British monarchs to have lived long enough … Continue reading

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The Lost Princess. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Writing the Hall of Fame brief lives for Henry Poole & Co has considerably sharpened-up my Victorian history. The Prince of Wales’s patronage from 1861 led practically every royal male in Europe and Russia to the founding father … Continue reading

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