So again, I ask, 'Who needs a tiara to live like a royal?" As a commoner with no lineage to speak of, I managed to sleep, eat, shop and even smell like a royal in a single day.
Royalty may be to London, as Wall Street is to New York, or as Hollywood is to Los Angeles, but it does not necessarily follow that one needs either a crown or a royal bloodline in order to live like a queen in England's capital city.
I am joining in the fun, naming the 10 most overrated things of 2013. Not necessarily bad (though some of them can be awful) not stupid -- just overrated.
183 years ago, on June 26th, 1830 -- at the age of 64 years, 10 months, and 5 days -- William IV became king upon the death of his older brother, George IV. (William IV is probably best known for being the uncle and predecessor of Queen Victoria.)
But seriously ya'll, I truly believe that if Jesus came back today, he would probably be holding his face in his hands in utter disbelief. In fact, I'd even bet that he'd opt for a name change.
For historical accuracy: The Federalists in the early Congresses did indeed propose the title "His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties" for the president, but it was laughed down by James Madison and others and the simple "Mister President" was accepted instead.
Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...
With The Selection sequel The Elite currently on the New York Times bestseller list, Kiera Cass is an author to be reckoned with.
It all began during my teenage years. I was gawky, shy (something I shared with the teenaged Grace Kelly, I would later learn) and, being something of a loner, I spent my weekends watching old black and white movies screened on Saturday afternoon TV.
As we are due to endure incessant royal baby chatter and HG sympathy over the coming months, I thought I'd sneak in quickly with an important lesson that HG and pregnancy sickness illustrates about evolution.
The allure and thrill of the unknown ending in an over-scripted world and the visceral encounter with the unaltered has left us drunk and horny on communal media peep shows. And to all that I ask, as hungrily and curiously as everyone, also with a lingering sense of unease -- what next?
Jaipur is the gem-cutting center of the world, and to say there are hundreds of jewelers tucked amongst the city's lively streets would be a pitiful understatement. At the top of Jaipur's immense jewelry pyramid perches The Gem Palace.
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Okay, so I'm a royalist. I admit it. Simply put, I love tradition, and nowhere else in the world can you find such pageantry and history and tradition as in London.
Tonight much of Washington, D.C.'s glitterati will attend the Diamond Jubilee festivities saluting the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at the British Embassy.
Timeless glamor, fascinating tales and a touch of intrigue, the British royal residences reflect everything that draws us to the royals themselves. To...