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Taking a break from this blog

Posted by Marilyn on January 27, 2012

Hi,

If you subscribe to this blog, you may notice that since I stopped doing my show that it was been infrequently updated. I am going to take a break from this site for the time being. Hopefully oneday I will return but for now I’m having a hard time maintaining it. Since I cancelled my show I have felt a need to pare down my royal sites and focus on my main site, Marilyn’s Royal Blog, instead.

I hope that you will join me over at that site. You can also subscribe to it as I update it far more frequently than this one. Here is the link: www.marilynsroyalblog.blogspot.com

Thanks very much for subscribing

Marilyn

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The Royal Report for December 27, 2011 – 2011: The Royal Year in Review

Posted by Marilyn on December 28, 2011

2011 was a big year for the Royal family, with two royal weddings and historic royal tours. On this episode, a look back at the royal events that took place in 2011.

You can listen to the show here: 2011- The Royal Year in Review

Publications mentioned

People – Best (and Worst!) of 2011

Hello! Canada Holiday No 244 9 January 2012

Maclean’s 2011 The Year in Pictures

Maclean’s Newsmakers 2011

This will be the last episode of 2011.

I have decided to take an indefinate break from doing the show. As much as I love doing it, I feel as though I’ve said everything there is to say. I’ve covered this topic from every conceivable angle that and now that William and Catherine are married and the succession rules have changed, I don’t know what else there is to cover.So I’m taking a break to re-evaluate the future of the show.

My archives at BlogTalkRadio will still be available to listen to. Over the past four years I think I’ve done some good episodes there, so you’re welcome to treasure hunt!

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The Royal Report for Sunday December 18, 2011 – 75th Anniversary of the Abdication crisis

Posted by Marilyn on December 18, 2011

December 11th marked the 75th anniversary of the abdication crisis. On this date King Edward VIII stepped down from the throne and changed the course of the present Queen’s life. On this episode a look back at the crisis and its impact on the royal family.

Listen to the episode: 75th Anniversary of the Abdication crisis

Publications mentioned

Hello! Canada No 242 12 December 2011

Hello! Canada No 243 19 December 2011

Vanity Fair January 2012

From My Royal Collection

The Windsor Years Text by Lord Kinross

Tune in to the next episode of The Royal Report on Sunday December 25th, 2011 at 9:00PM EST (North America)

The topic will be: 2011 – The Royal Year in Review

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The Royal Report for December 4, 2011 – The Royal Family and Balmoral

Posted by Marilyn on December 4, 2011

Since it was purchased by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1852, Balmoral Castle in Scotland has been a private home to successive generations of the royal family, right up to the present day. On this episode, a look back at the history of Balmoral.

Listen to the episode to find out about the history of Balmoral: The Royals and Balmoral Castle

Publications mentioned

Hello! Canada Weekly No 241 5 December 2011

From My Royal Collection

Eating Royally by Darren McGrady

Tune in to the next episode of The Royal Report on Sunday December 11th, 2011 at 9:00PM EST (North America)

The topic will be: December 11th marks the 75th anniversary of the abdication crisis. On this date King Edward VIII stepped down from the throne and changed the course of the present Queen’s life. On this episode a look back at the crisis and its impact on the royal family.

The December 11th episode has been postponed

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The Royal Report for Sunday November 27, 2011 – Royal Focus – Kensington Palace

Posted by Marilyn on November 28, 2011

Tune in to the next episode of The Royal Report on Sunday November 27, 2011 at 9:00PM EST (North America)

The topic will be: It’s been called the ‘royal aunt heap’, it was the birthplace of Queen Victoria and Queen Mary. It was notably the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales and Princess Margaret. It was once the favored home of kings and queens. In 2013 it will become the home of William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. On this episode, a focus on the history of Kensington Palace.

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