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Princess Margaret

While attending a small dinner given in her honor during a visit to San Francisco in 1966, Princess Margaret was introduced to Barnaby Conrad. “You have a very English name,” the princess remarked. 42 more words


The royalty at the front

It’s always useful to be reminded of the essential stuffiness of the British establishment, as I was this week watching a documentary about the late Dusty Springfield. 347 more words


Best ways to walk out of a show; options when you're late

As the traditional performing arts season in Manhattan gets going, the New York Times ran two interesting articles today on best practices for walking out of a show, live or at the movies. 382 more words


August 21 in history

1192  Minamoto Yoritomo became Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan.

1680  Pueblo Indians captured Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt… 554 more words


A brother's tale of bone-marrow donation

The call from Princess Margaret Hospital came on a morning in late January last year.

I was told I was a match for a bone-marrow transplant for my older brother, Jim, and asked if I was willing. 1,254 more words

Side Effects

Rare footage of Royal Childhood from the Buckingham Palace Exhibition

Buckingham Palace has released unseen footage – some footage dating back 80 years – in celebration of a new exhibition titled ‘Royal Childhood’ which will run from 26th July 2014 to 28th September 2014. 53 more words

Vernon Corea