Two blogs become one

Regular visitors may know that for several years the main site has boasted two companion blogs — (1) the original World of Royalty Blog and (2) the Royal News Blog, which you are reading right now. Read more...

No Week in Review

For family reasons I need to take some time off from blogging, so there will be no Royal Week in Review for the next few weeks. I may find time for a few other blog posts, however, and I'll continue to update the News page.

Things should start to get back to normal around here by the end of the month!

No Week in Review

Sorry — I ran out of time to post the Royal Week in Review! But you can visit the Royal News page to find out what's been going on this week. Another update to the news page will be coming soon.

The blog is back in business!

I think I've repaired most of the damage done during the blog's recent, er, hiccup. I hope you like the new theme. If you encounter any difficulties using the blog or notice anything that's still missing, please let me know in the comments.

Sigh… blog problems

I encountered difficulty updating WordPress, causing the theme to disappear, along with the archive page and all the Guardian articles. Sorry. I'll get things working again as soon as I can.

Problem with images

PicApp has replaced many of the photos on my sites with random images of Burger King, the rock star Prince, the rock group Queen, and so forth. I am working on removing all traces of PicApp from my sites, but it will take a day or two. In the meantime, my apologies for any stupid photos you may encounter.

Blog redesign

This blog is being redesigned, so things will be in disarray for a little while. Everything should be back to normal shortly.

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.