Royal Week in Review – June 27, 2009

Celebration in Luxembourg
Royal family celebrates National Day (sorry, this link has expired)

Emotional Remarks From Iranian Prince
Slain Neda is ‘one of my daughters’, shah’s son says (link has expired)

Qatari Royals Visit France
Sheikh Hamad & Sheikha Mozah in France, Day 2 (expired)

Royal Writing Debut of the Week
I believe society can learn from the military by Prince William

Royal History in the News This Week
King Henry VIII in river pageant

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When Princess Diana met Michael Jackson

Princess Diana with Michael Jackson at his concert for the Prince’s Trust at Wembley, London, July 1988.

2012 UPDATE: Sorry, the photo originally published here is no longer available, but here is a video from that same night. (Warning: It includes flashing lights.) It’s fun to see them together like this. He seems nervous and she seems shy. Hard to believe they are both gone.

A new, perhaps improved, look

If you’re a regular visitor to the blog, you’ll probably notice that I’ve changed the header image. What can I say: I’m fickle.

Well, actually, I changed the image to match the new beige background color, and I changed that because the previous purple background, while quite royal, made it hard to read the blog’s text while the rest of the blog was taking its sweet time loading… OK, never mind, let’s just go back to calling me fickle.

I fear the blog title doesn’t show up very well against the new image, but I can’t find a title color that works better with that image. Aargh. Also, I’m wondering if the blog has too many colors going on now…? I’d hate to kill the pink/purple in the sidebar, but should I??? Oh, dear. I should, shouldn’t I.

Obviously I am not a design guru. If you have an opinion about this new look, good or bad, please share it. Or feel free to simply point at the blog and laugh heartily.

In case you’re wondering, the new header image is from an 1815 painting of Heidelberg Castle by Carl Philipp Fohr. According to Wikimedia Commons, it is in the public domain.