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By: Audra Sparacio http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332&cpage=1#comment-36164 Sat, 13 Aug 2011 19:16:01 +0000 http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332#comment-36164 @clonetrooper250 *horrified face* ‘Why would certainly, there get anything this way?? ‘

By: Kim T http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332&cpage=1#comment-32629 Sun, 01 May 2011 15:37:32 +0000 http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332#comment-32629 I’ve never been in to royal watching, but I’ve been pulled in to they hype around Will and Kate. Enjoyed watching the wedding, even bought a tea cup and coaster (though those were also for an exhibit I did at work on English royal weddings of the past). I was only 5 when Charles and Di got married, but I remember watching the funeral when I was in college and being amazed at how emotionally involved I felt. I agree with an earlier poster that Diana was tragic from the beginning, marrying too young, etc. However, now that I think about it, I sympathize with Charles as well. He’d met and fell in love with Camilla way before Diana was in the picture and you have to admire that kind of love and loyalty. No excuse for the mentality and sense of entitlement that allowed him to carry on an affair with her well married, but I kind of think his upbringing and position made him the man he is today and that’s kind of tragic, too. We’ll never truly know how they all are behind closed doors, but I’d like to think that he’s been a good parent to his sons. Though Harry seems like a wild one! (I don’t think I’m the only one thinking that if Harry and Pippa got together that would be awesome…his current girlfriend is a hot mess!).

As for royalty in romance, I’ve been trying to think about any that I’ve loved in the past. Victoria Alexander had a few titles in her Effington series that were successful. And I suppose I’ve read a few other historical romances with royalty that I enjoyed. Generally, I seem to like the royals as secondary characters in my romances.

That being said, I just ordered a couple of category titles with modern royals from paperbackswap because I was inspired by the royal wedding. I’m expecting not to like them much, but thought I’d try. I agree with others here that a modern romance that actually explores the responsibilities of a royal in a serious manner might be interesting.

I do have one very fun recommendation for royalty in the genre: /Mary Janice Davidson’s Alaska Royals series! It was hilarious!

By: lauren http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332&cpage=1#comment-32563 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:18:02 +0000 http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332#comment-32563 I think the nicest thing about Kate and William is that they truly LIKE each other it shows in their eyes and their expressions…it bodes well for a long marriage.

I think that Diana would be proud of William he chose an equal…and they will make very pretty babies!

But a marriage whether royal or not is hard work and the fantasy of princess and prince is best left for the world of make believe and stories!


By: Sarah http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332&cpage=1#comment-32543 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 16:26:51 +0000 http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332#comment-32543 “Only the British royal family still carries on as if the country is as wealthy as it was in Victorian times.
They have a huge personal fortune, even personally owned palaces. The late Queen Mother’s massive debts have been more or less written off, as none of her family offered to pay them.”

The Queen settled her mother’s debts after her death. During the past decade, she has also assumed a lot of expenses, both for herself and for royal family members who perform official duties, previously paid for out of the Civil List and other monies. Much of the wedding cost will be paid for by her, Prince Charles, and the Middletons. In short, the British royal family are NOT “carrying on” as they supposedly did in Victorian times.

Yes, they have personal wealth, and yes, Prince Charles does receive revenue from the Duchy of Cornwall. However, the Civil List amount has remained the same since 1991, and it is to be abolished in 2013. All royals, except for the Sovereign, pay taxes.

By: Kim in Hawaii http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332&cpage=1#comment-32529 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 08:47:50 +0000 http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332#comment-32529 I have the same mug! Plus my English mother has china tea cups from other royal weddings and coronations which are 50+ years old.

If CNN is starting the broadcast at 4 am EST, that’s 10 pm in Hawaii. I’ll probably watch the first hour and tape the rest. I can skim through it Firday at my leisure.

Our local paper featured tidbits from the last Royal Wedding in Hawaii – King Kamehamha IV and Queen Emma in the 1860s. They would ultimately become friends with Queen Victorial and Prince Albert.

By: MMcA http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332&cpage=1#comment-32518 Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:59:31 +0000 http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332#comment-32518 Lynne, I’m a monarchist, but not avid – if Prince Andrew was next in line to the throne I’d be a happy republican.
I’m just suspicious, I think. I think Tony Blair et al would happily move into Buck House, telling the people how much better and fairer and cheaper a Presidency would be, and then twenty years later it would emerge that actually – oddly enough – this new dispensation would be costing us as much as the old one ever did, and we wouldn’t even have the fun of the occasional wedding.
I’m probably a cynic: terrible admission for a romance reader.

By: maggie b. http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332&cpage=1#comment-32514 Wed, 27 Apr 2011 15:24:34 +0000 http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=6332#comment-32514

bungluna: maggie b.I’ve always felt sorry for Charles.He’s neither fish nor fowl, brought up to a world that no longer exists, with no occupation until mumsie dies, and unable to make any decision for himself.

I can certainly see your point in terms of waiting for his poor mother to die in order to get his job (could anything be more awful???) But I think he is as much a part of the problem as victim of it. Prince William is actually working. He gets up and does the job of a rescue pilot almost everyday just like all his coworkers. Kate actually keeps house – not all the cleaning but the cooking and other things. They seem determined to have a life before having the throne.

I know Charles was born in another era but he was certainly willing to break with tradition for his own happiness (re to be with Camilla) but seems far more reluctant to actually break with it for anything else.
I think this is my main problem with him. He actually seems attached to his lifestyle and unwilling to join the rest of us in this more modern time. For the queen, who is quite elderly, I have compassion. Her generation actually saw a shocking change in the structure of their lives and she has done her best to adapt. Charles is far younger, he has had far more time to get out there and see what the world is really like. (She on the other hand inherited young.) I think he has in many ways chosen his gilded cage. More importantly, when his wife wanted to break free of it he joined the chorus of wanting to punish her for it, not join her in it.

Sorry to go on so long, I guess I just have strong feelings on how it was really his generations job to change the look of the monarchy and instead he left that for the kids. Missed so many opportunities in the 1960′s and 1970′s when the whole world was moving forward to move forward with it.

Thanks so much though for sharing your thoughts. I do know there is another side to the story, I just get on my soap box about my side far too easily. :-) I’ll let it go now.

Again, thanks for sharing.