Winter 2018  

Friends:

I’ve been writing about Royal Weddings for years now and finally, 2018 will bring us another one! The story of Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, has me captivated for many reasons, but there’s one in particular. It turns out that Meghan Markle is of royal ancestry, too!
 
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
 
Professional genealogy experts have traced her family back to Edward III. This English king and his family play a large role in many of my books and all three of my Royal Wedding Story titles feature weddings of his children.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen to be wed in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle (shown below), the site of the royal wedding in SECRETS AT COURT.

Nicholas and Anne are the hero and heroine of the story, in which Edward, Prince of Wales, later called the Black Prince, marries Joan of Kent, who history has called the “Fair Maid of Kent.” As the scene begins in the SECRETS AT COURT:
 
On the fourth day, Lady Joan declared they were ready. And so, Nicholas found himself in St George’s Chapel in Windsor on a bright, October day, as Edward and Joan stood again before the altar. A royal wedding. The only one he was ever likely to see. He had learned from Anne. He would use his eyes to see, to make a memory.

He was not a man to notice the pomp of royal costume, but the golden sparkle of the bride’s gown made him blink. Edward and Joan were beaming at each other, with smiles that belonged in the bedchamber, not in the chapel. Standing before them, Archbishop Islip looked slightly sour, but his voice was clear. He was flanked by at least four other churchmen, as if everyone wanted a portion of the honour of marrying England’s next King.
 
There is actually another Royal Wedding in SECRETS AT COURT, but I won’t spoil the surprise for you!

This year’s spring wedding is not the only time we’ll see St. George’s Chapel used for a Royal Wedding in 2018. Princess Eugenie, Prince Harry’s cousin, is also engaged. She and her husband-to-be, Jack Brooksbank, will be married there sometime this fall. The Princess’ father is Andrew, Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth’s third child. He is divorced from Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and mother to the princess, whose full title is Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York.
Princess Eugenie has an older sister, Beatrice, so who knows? Maybe there’s another Royal Wedding in the future.

I’ll be posting more on Facebook and my website as we get closer to the Big Day on May 19. Join me!  

All my best,