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Royal Family Life (Amazing and Extraordinary Facts) [Hardcover]

Ruth Binney
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Table of Contents

Accomplished Prince

Henry VIII’s rounded education

 

The King’s Favourite

The young Princess Victoria

 

A ‘Stupid Boy’

Bertie’s endless struggles

 

Boy Sailor

A tough life for Prince George

 

‘Lost’ Boy

The secret life of Prince John

 

Unhappy Beginnings

Queen Mary’s sons and their nurses

 

All Change

The move to the Palace

 

Their Own Guide Company 20

Elizabeth and Margaret in uniform

 

Stern Influence

Raising the Princesses

 

Breaking the Mould

Prince Charles goes to school

 

A Loveless Marriage

George I, his wife, and his women

 

One Prince, Two Wives

Prince George makes things legal

 

Love Match

Victoria and Albert

 

A Funeral and a Wedding

The story of the royal bride, Mary of Teck

 

Post War Boost

Elizabeth’s ‘ration book’ wedding

 

Wed in Secret

Henry VIII’s unseemly haste

 

Lost Love

Princess Margaret and the war hero

 

Third Time Lucky

Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, the reluctant royal bride

 

All For Love

Edward VIII and the divorcée

 

Fairytale Bride

The private – and public –story

 

Thoroughly Modern

William and Kate’s wedding highlights

 

Short-Lived Joys

Queen Catherine’s distress

 

Prepared for a Boy

The birth of Elizabeth I

 

No Survivors

The offspring of Queen Anne

 

No Disappointment

Queen Victoria in labour

 

Open to View

Tudor arrangements revealed

 

Royal Love Triangle

Queen Caroline, King George II and      his mistress

 

Hungry No More

How Queen Victoria changed the rules

 

Late for Her Own Coronation!

The tardiness of Queen Alexandra

 

The Bon Vivant

Edward VII’s renowned appetite

 

A Matter of Manners

Prince David’s dining dilemma

 

End of an Era

The last banquet

 

Tupperware Incident

The royal breakfast revealed

 

Abstemious Monarch

George III and his simple culinary pleasures

 

For the Royal Table

Carrying on the tradition

 

Unwanted Intruders

Invaders of the royal privacy

 

Plantation to Palace

The story of the Buckingham Palace garden

 

Riding Practice

Inside the Royal Mews

 

Forever Diana’s

The story of Kensington Palace

 

‘My Little Paradise’

Osborne House on the Isle of Wight

 

Opposite Tastes

Artful birthday gifts

 

PrinceAndrew to the Rescue

Saving Windsor Castle from the flames

 

Hands-On Gardeners

The transformation of the Royal Lodge

 

Committed Environmentalist

Prince Charles, dedicated gardener

 

Holiday Home

The Royal Family’s Highland retreat

 

Morning Call

The Queen’s personal piper

 

Norfolk Retreat

Sandringham, the royal country house

 

Bring on the Bard!

Elizabeth I’s Christmas entertainment

 

Charlotte, Not Albert

Christmas trees arrive in Britain

 

Panto ‘Professionals’

The Princesses perform

 

Voice Across the World

The annual Christmas broadcast

 

Royal Trailblazer

Queen Victoria takes the train

 

Perfect Privacy

A royal residence on the move

 

Joy of Motoring

The Royal Family take the wheel

 

A Sad Parting

The Royal Yacht Britannia

 

Royal Collision

The Mistletoe Incident

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