23 February 2014

Program for the Royalty Weekend 2014

The Royalty Weekend 2014 will take place on 5-6 April 2014 at the Ticehurst and Flimwell Church of England Primary School, Steellands Rise, Ticehurst in East Sussex, England.

The updated program tells that the speakers will include:
  • Coryne Hall on They Were Not all Kings - Lesser Known Descendants of Christian IX
  • Ricardo Mateos Sainz de Medrano on The Infanta Eulalia of Spain 
  • Colin Parrish on Aunt Gloucester- the Life of Queen Victoria’s aunt, Princess Mary 
  • Margreeth Pop-Jansen on Portraits of Royal Children 
  • Helen Rappaport on Four Sisters - the research behind her just released latest book on the daughters of Nicholas II followed by a signing session at Van Hoogstraten's bookstall 
  • Ian Shapiro on Royal Manuscripts and Letters from Elizabeth I 
  • Katrina Warne on Residences of the Russian Imperial Family 
  • John Wimbles on The Duchess of Edinburgh’s Farewell to England 
  • Charlotte Zeepvat on Maurice of Battenberg
There will also be other royal authors present including Janet Ashton, Bobby Golden and Ilana Miller.

Booksellers van Hoogstraten of the Hague will be in attendance til teatime on Sunday 6 April, and they can take orders in advance if you wish them to bring books from their shop. Judith Grant will have a Royal Ephemera stall on the Saturday only.

There will also be the usual bring and buy Royal Ephemera sale, and it will be possible to buy second-hand books as well.

Cost: for all lectures, tea, coffee and snacks, two buffet lunches & one evening meal with wine:
  • £110 for those paying in sterling before Feb 28th 2014
  • £115 for those paying with Paypal; or sterling later than Feb 28th 2014
Please contact Sue Woolmans at royalweekend[at]gmail.com for more details.

Go here for my article about the 2011 conference and here for the 2013 conference.

I would have loved to attend the conference, but it will have to pass this year. My wife and I bought a new home last fall, and as it took so long to sell our old flat, we will have to reduce the number of trips abroad this year. I hope to make a comeback next year instead!

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