Buckingham Palace has released the first official photo of King Charles and Queen Camilla with the Prince and Princess of Wales. The photo was taken on 18 September, the day before The Queen’s funeral.
The 25th anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales’s death has led to new or updated documentaries. The Princess (2022) is one such new documentary. The documentary is quite literally off to a shaky start, without much of an intro. It remains unclear what The Princess tries to achieve. Where is the angle? Is there something [read more]
Read part four here. This is a guest post by Robert Sparkes. Victoria commissioned the artist Laurits Regner Tuxen to make an oil painting of the Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 28 June 1897. According to the artist’s notes, it was to be a faithful representation of the interesting occasion. The painting shows Queen [read more]
Read part three here. This is a guest post by Robert Sparkes. Another story confirming her abilities at deep empathy was recounted by Lord Ormathwaite while he was in waiting at Windsor. I call this “empathy-from-a distance”. He was tired and weary and found standing for a long period very exhausting. Relying on the noise [read more]
Read part two here. This is a guest post by Robert Sparkes. But her hearing was not improved as Treves wrote. The blood infection during her third pregnancy destroyed the bones in both of her ears and left her hearing permanently diminished. It has become my belief that she increased her ability to communicate through [read more]
Read part one here. This is a guest post by Robert Sparkes. I have a few points regarding Bertie and the possible infection of syphilis. In the 18th and 19th centuries, syphilis was widespread in London, Paris and other European cities. It was incurable. Wikipedia: History of Syphilis refers to studies in 2014 and 2020 [read more]