Royalty ain't what it used to be: Spain's Princess Cristina—the current king's sister—will have to stand trial for tax fraud. Unfortunately, shouting "unhand me, PEASANTS" and name-checking the divine right of kings no longer constitutes a get-out-of-jail-free card.
Sometimes, it seems that having a monarch might not be such a terrible thing after all and that the colonies, in all their democratic zeal to help Boston stop paying taxes, might have made a huge miscalculation by not remaining within the domain of the British Crown with all its fancy ceremonies and affordable housing…
A new book written by a former servant of the British royal family reveals that the line to the throne is fraught with secrecy, painfully rigid decorum, and sort of adorable nuttiness. We should have been tipped off to this by their taste in hats.
There's a saying about marrying royalty: The woman's job is just to produce "an heir and a spare." But. If Prince William and Duchess Catherine have a daughter, she could become the Queen Of England.
The Royal Wedding is April 29! Which tiara will Kate—sorry, Catherine—wear? Which uniform will Prince William select? Will Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia attend? So many things to think about! Luckily, royal watchers are on it.
We hate to break it to the American media, but none of you has the "inside story" on Prince William's engagement. And no one really cares.