Royal Week in Review – July 28, 2012

Olympic Torch RelayThis week, Queen Elizabeth II had lunch with four Prime Ministers and welcomed world leaders to London for the Olympics. She (and her corgis) even found time for an unexpected encounter with Bond — James Bond.

In other news, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco marked their first year of marriage with an awkward joint interview. I wanted to post that video here, but it seems to have already disappeared from the CBS News website. Hmm. Read more....

Sneak peek: August 2012 new royalty books

Kings, damsels, and daughters! So many new historical novels are scheduled for publication in August that I decided to feature them exclusively in this month’s sneak peek. (As always, publication dates are subject to delay.)

Of course, next month will bring plenty of new nonfiction titles on royal topics, too, including books about Ming princes, Mughal princes, and Queen Elizabeth I. To see the full list of new royalty books, visit the Royal Books page on August 1. Read more....