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‘Without the help and support of the woman I love.” Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson, love and scandal.

February 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. In 1936 the world was transfixed by a story so big, so engrossing, so incredible that only the Second Coming could have topped it. It was the story of Edward VIII, King of England, Emperor of India… and a twice- married American lady from Baltimore, Maryland — Mrs. …

‘I enjoy being a girl,’ as Britain and its Commonwealth abolish royal male precedence.

November 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. So, at last it came, after a thousand long years, then as swift as lightning… girl royals are now equals of boy royals, by parliamentary fiat and the Queen’s own signature . And all the Founding Mothers of Women’s Rights and Feminism are cock-a-hoop, equality in all occupations …

Sir William Walton and the sound of royalty.

May 13, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s note. To get the most from this article, you will need to listen to three royal fanfares by Sir William Walton, the individual most responsible for the distinctive, rich, soaring sound that epitomizes, defines and glorifies the Windsor dynasty.These fanfares include 1) “Crown Imperial March”. 2) The incidental music for …

‘Happy and glorious…’ Kate marries her Wills and every grumbler on earth has a field day. April 29, 2011.

April 25, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant What can you say about the quintessential non-event that has over 2 billion viewers showing up to watch with unfeigned interest? Plenty, if you’re Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham, “God save me from the Queen,” she wrote on April 24, as if her pen were filled with acid reflux. “And especially …

Hot times in The Hague. The life and turbulent times of Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands.

March 7, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant A program note from the author. To get the most from this article, go to any search engine and find the theme of the fourth-movement Sarabande of George Frederick Handel’s Keyboard Suite in D minor composed in 1731. It’ll help set the mood for what follows… I have a confession to …

The missed opportunity of December 9, 2010. How Prince Charles in an instant lost the chance to show his stuff and wow us all!

December 19, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive, World Events

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant The telling picture  flashed round the globe and withinminutes was on the front page of every newspaperon earth:: Prince Charles in black tie… his Duchessof Cornwall, the unmistakable and little loved Camilla,dripping a king’s ransom in ice. Their car underattack and no support from the majesty thatdoth hedge a king. Charles …

Queen Elizabeth cancels staff Christmas party. Royal scrooge reigns. What she should have done instead.

  by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Yikes! What can she be thinking of? It has been announced from Buckingham Palace(by the Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel) that Her Majestythe Queen (known to favored intimates as “BettyWindsor”) has cancelled this year’s staff Christmasparty. Thus are the 600 people who serve her inmyriad capacities deprived of the joy of …