Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: Royal Family Life unearths a wealth of intriguing truths about the British royal family, royal celebrations, royal etiquette, wisdom and sayings, and how they have shaped history. Covering the period from Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth II, and even some fun facts about the wedding day of the world famous and hugely popular royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, known to many simply as "William and Kate", this amusing and attractive book will be a lovely souvenir and gift. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The "Amazing and Extraordinary Facts" series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.
Ruth Binney has been interested in the Royal Family from her childhood when she was able to witness the Queen's procession of June 1953 'live' at Piccadilly Circus in London. She holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and has been involved in countless publications during her career as an editor. She is the author of six other books for D&C. Ruth lives near Weymouth, Dorset.
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 divorcee 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