The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

January 15, 2014

January 15, 1945

The British public calls her Princess Pushy. Princess Michael of Kent (January 15, 1945) is married to a grandson of George V, and even the Queen is said to find her annoying. Princess Michael, called by her husband's name since she was not born a princess herself, is of an upper class, central European origin. My own take, based on newspaper accounts, is that she is merely being, herself in a thoroughly genuine way. She and her husband have a twenty-one room apartment at Kensington Palace, and share the royal box at some sporting events. It was from the royal box at the London Olympics that her departure got a reference in the news. She had to leave to search for her cat. It was found in a few days, having been accidentally confined during some re-modeling event. The lady has her priorities about right. A recent picture of her is below, used for publicity for a new book. She has authored a number of narratives about historical royal figures, but her first novel, The Queen Of Four Kingdoms (2013) got bad reviews.
Princess Michael of Kent: she refused to take cookery lessons on the grounds that she would marry a prince

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