The real Shakespeare

It seems everyone has a theory about who really wrote Shakespeare's plays.

I have my own theory: I think Shakespeare was the real Shakespeare. But that's just crazy talk.

Morocco's King Hassan II and his sons

Morocco's King Hassan II and his sons

This photo shows Morocco's King Hassan II and his two sons, Prince Sidi Mohammed and Prince Moulay Rachid, during an arrival ceremony in the United States on November 14, 1978.

From left: Prince Moulay Rachid, Prince Sidi Mohammed (who later became King Mohammed VI), Rosalynn Carter (wife of President Carter), King Hassan II of Morocco, and U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Source: The United States National Archives and Records Administration website. According to the NARA site, use of this photo is unrestricted.

English royalty names

This is a brand new blog, so it isn't getting many visitors, but a surprising number of people have found it by searching for "royalty names." I think they're probably looking for baby name ideas.

Prince of air?

Welsh air up for sale on the web. "The idea is backed by Prime Cymru, a business agency for over-50s whose president is the Prince of Wales."

I find it hard to believe this isn't a joke… but if you'd like to learn more, here's the official website: Wales in a Bottle

…Nope, wait… 2008 UPDATE! The site no longer exists. My goodness, I'm surprised that business didn't work out…

Why a blog?

Good question. People have told me I should start a blog, but for a long time I didn't see the point. I already have a news page on my site — The World of Royalty at — and I thought a blog would just duplicate that, so why bother? Read more...