Diana's Royal Child

I received an email from singer-songwriter Piano Man Tom, who has composed and recorded a new song, "Diana's Royal Child," inspired by the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter, Princess Charlotte. You can hear a sample of the song on his website. It's available via Amazon.com and iTunes. He has a nice voice, so check it out!

"William & Kate" song

I received an email from Christine at Scully Love Promo about the song "William & Kate," written by Norm Strauss and Andrew Smith, and performed by Canadian artist Ann Vriend. I'd already heard this fun, catchy song on Marilyn Braun's podcast, The Royal Report, and I'm happy to feature the video here. You can learn more about the song on its YouTube page.


He sheds the blood of the Saxon men

Actor Christopher Lee (of "Dracula" and "Lord of the Rings" fame) has recorded a symphonic metal album about the Frankish king Charlemagne (who is said to be Lee's ancestor). (UPDATED in 2011 with a new video since the previous videos expired.)


For more videos, visit CharlemagneMusical's YouTube channel (appears to be official).

Prince Harry's jukebox

Britain's Prince Harry is obviously a big music fan. When he isn't flying military helicopters, riding motorcycles, or stumbling out of nightclubs wearing pink nail polish, the prince can often be found attending concerts and/or flirting with pretty female singers.

So let's take a look at some of the musicians Harry has favored with his royal attention recently. (I know he probably has an iPod, not a jukebox, but I'm feeling old school today, so please humor me.)

BASEMENT JAXX: Wikipedia informs me that this is a house music duo (electronic dance music). Supposedly Prince Harry dressed up in a gorilla suit to join them onstage in July. Sample Basement Jaxx video: U Don't Know Me (warning: it depicts the Queen engaging in some, um, rather scandalous behavior).

NATASHA BEDINGFIELD: It's being claimed that Prince Harry and the British pop singer have been secretly working on plans for a huge charity concert. Sample Natasha Bedingfield video: Pocketful of Sunshine (Simlish version — that's the language spoken by characters in "The Sims" video games).

THE KILLERS: Harry reportedly hung out backstage with the pop-rock group in June. Sample Killers video: Spaceman (very New Wave).

NATALIE IMBRUGLIA: There have been lots of rumors this year that Harry has been dating the Australian singer-actress. Sample Natalie Imbruglia video: Wild About It (this video is allegedly based on the "kind of house party that Harry" enjoys).

DIZZEE RASCAL: Harry's behavior during a backstage visit prompted this rapper to say, "If you weren't royalty I'd have punched you in the face by now." Sample Dizzee Rascal video: Bonkers (it makes me want to punch myself in the face).