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Smiling Churchill and Scowling Edward

Rare photograph of Winston Churchill dining with Edward VIII to be sold as part of a sale on the eve of the 80th anniversary of him becoming Prime Minister. In a reversal of roles, it is the royal (nicknamed ‘Our Smiling Prince’) who is scowling whilst the future Prime Minister (nicknamed ‘Our Scowling PM’) smiles.

Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair

Mayfair “farmhouse” where Mrs Simpson began her affair with the then Prince of Wales for sale for 147% more than it was marketed for...

Elvira Mullens Barney (1904 – 1936)

Though considered one of society’s “Bright Young Things,” the “morally dubious” daughter of Sir John and Lady Mullens was just a tempestuous coke addict...

A royal smuggler

Rolls-Royce allegedly used to smuggle Wallis Simpson into Balmoral for sale   In 1923, the future King Edward VIII commissioned coachbuilders Barker to refinish the chassis...

Video of the Week: The Queen morphs

The Queen’s life in 3 minutes and 24 seconds   This week we must thank Dan Large for having alerted us to an amazing YouTube video...

Singing for a Diamond

Music fit for The Queen   In recent days, Gary Barlow’s albumn Sing has topped the UK album charts with sales of 40,000 copies.   Two hundred and...

Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms

Her Majesty has governed as constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states and heads the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. Supported by her gaffe prone husband,...
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