Looking for a nice place to do some light hiking this weekend during a day trip to the Detroit area. Preferably in Royal Oak or Ferndale because we will be in both places for different reasons. Something in nature with a loop hike between two and five miles preferably. Will travel to nearby towns for the right spot.
I'm looking for information on the structure of life for members of the British Royal Family, particularly the lives of heirs to the throne: protocols, responsibilities, duties, etc. Do they have support staffs from childhood? Are they surrounded 24/7 by huge security details? Are there media consultants and imaging experts? Do they do their own grocery shopping? Do they have "days off" and what would that even mean in this context? [more inside]
Recommendations for all-time best "royal court intrigue" movies, TV series and books? [more inside]
So next week, my girlfriend and I are going on a cruise for our third year anniversary booked through Royal Caribbean that leaves from Florida and stops at Labidee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico. This is my first cruise, and my girlfriend’s eighth cruise. We have already booked awesome excursions in Labadee (parasailing!), George Town (turtle farm and stingray city!), and Cozumel (snorkeling boat tour!), but we are unsure what to do in Falmouth since it’s a relatively new port. (more inside) [more inside]
Can you provide a date and context to this photographic proof sheet depicting an oversexed minor royal? [more inside]
Blogger Steerforth of The Age of Uncertainty found an old picture which intrigued him, especially the figure in the center. He wonders in his blogpost if it might be Queen Victoria. Some commenters dissent. I'm curious about it myself. Can anyone shed further light on the image? [more inside]
Looking for the newspaper image of Homeless John "Kaiser" McKay urinating on the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. [more inside]
Is there a mechanism enshrined in law by which the British monarchy could be removed by a popular vote?
Help me put together a royal navy costume I can play ultimate in. [more inside]
What type of typewriter is this? I know it's a Royal Typewriter, but beyond that, I'm not really sure. Any idea what timeframe, or anything really? Not too many resources available online, at least none that show this guy. Looks like Sylvia Plath's typewriter, but I can't find what model that is... Here's photos of my Royal on my picasa page Thanks a ton guys! bc
CanadaFinanceFilter: We have money in an ING account, because it offers a better rate than Royal Bank. Given the financial world's upheaval of late, would our money be safer in our Royal Bank account?
Is the British Queen regnant/reigning King allowed into the City of London? [more inside]
Where oh where have all of my wifes clothes gone? A postal Mystery in 3 parts. [more inside]
I’m trying to track a parcel posted in the US with the USPS to my work address in Nottingham, England. I have a tracking number, but all the information I can get is this: [more inside]
does anyone sell Royal Mail Carrier Bags? [more inside]
I'm reading Princesses, by Flora Fraser (which, OT, is a bit too much like school to be really enjoyable) and am interested in a term I don't understand. [more inside]
What is the protocol for establishing who's next in line to the British throne? I understand that being an actual royal may get you into the Top 20 or so, but how do I find out if I'm 13,000,000th or 40,000,000th, or maybe not even permitted to rule this noble land for one reason or another in the case that there were some kind of Establishment-culling freaky accident? [more inside]
Ok, this is a bit odd. I am getting married at the same venue as Charles and Camilla. My SO and I are the next couple to use the place after them and media interest has arrived today.. [more inside]
What are those red and green things pinned to the lapels of nearly everybody on the BBC these days?