Royal Foibles

An anecdotal look at ruling class
misdeeds throughout history.

The Queen’s Dilemma

The Queen’s Dilemma

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Within the next 24 hours the voters of Scotland shall decide in a historic referendum whether to remain part of Great Britain, within which they’ve been a vassal member officially since 1707, but more realistically began the process off becoming England’s underling when their king, James Vl, inherited the English throne in 1603, or reverting to being their own independent nation. With opinion…

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Kate’s Dilemma

Kate’s Dilemma

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By now the world has long since heard the news that Britain’s most famously grumpy infant wont be hogging the spotlight much longer as his parents will soon be welcoming a new edition to their family. The author is of course referring to the announcement made earlier this week that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. The irony of this announcement is that it was made…

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The Kiddie Park

Dear Foible Friends,
Every now and then the author gets an itch to write a short story. This is one of those moments. This tale has nothing to do with the royal families of the world, and he promises he won’t make a habit out of subjecting his online community to his occasional, amateurish stabs at horror fiction. He apologizes ahead of time to any reader who doesn’t care for this effort. He…

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F****d Up Royal Marriages #34, Part 1, “Happily Never After”

F****d Up Royal Marriages #34, Part 1, “Happily Never After”

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It’s not always a good idea to wed a spouse one presumes would’ve pleased a dead parent. It’s even less advisable to have poached said spouse from their previous marriage with a person that considered one to be among their best friends. Princess Caroline of Monaco and Hanover has learned these life lessons the hard way. For husband number three she’s chosen the man who would’ve been, had the…

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Crown Prince Hamdan’s Disgraced Older Brother

Crown Prince Hamdan’s Disgraced Older Brother

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Without question the most popular, and among the more controversial, posts the author has dared to publish on this blog within the last year concerns the alleged private peccadilloes of Dubai’s current Crown Prince. Many of this blog’s subscribers who’ve read the at times visceral reactions to that piece, both of random commentators and of the author responding to said commentators, left below…

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Edward Vll’s Favorite Bastard?

Edward Vll’s Favorite Bastard?

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Was this wealthy, fancy dress clad turn of the century socialite both the secret daughter and mistress of King Edward Vll? Her youngest child and only son, Edward, who was born at the height of his mother’s royal affair, certainly believed this rumor to be true. He states his belief in his mother’s royal parentage emphatically in his memoir, Swans Reflecting Elephants – My Early Years, but, not…

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F****d Up Royal, or in this case Imperial, Marriages #34

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The tragic life of this late 19th century French heiress was straight out of a twisted de Maupassant novel. Though her romantic travails in no way compared to that of her only child and daughter, who in time found herself bartered off at the altar to a Greek/Danish royal prince who not only turned out to be gay, but that his bride would shortly discover was also entangled in a prolonged…

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Like Father, Like Son

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Prince Carl Philip of Sweden treated his father’s subjects last Friday to the long predicted, but not entirely anticipated, news that he has finally become engaged to his long term, live in, former topless model girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist; thus formally declaring before his country’s taxpayers that they will hence forth be obligated to provide his future wife with the luxurious lifestyle that…

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The Son Prince Albert Left Behind

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Today marks the third anniversary of Prince Albert ll and Princess Charlene of Monaco’s glamorously awkward and emotionally bizarre wedding day. Who could forget their close mouthed, laughably passionless kiss once they were pronounced husband and wife, followed by Charlene’s down cast look of utter dismay immediately afterwards? Even Princess Caroline, who had a front row seat to the oral…

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