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The Windsors and the Future of the Monarchy


The third in a new series of talks from the popular speaker, Carol Ann Lloyd.


A series of 3 talks by the popular Carol Ann Lloyd.

There’s a new king on the throne and royal fever in the air! But what about the men and women who came before? Join us for a series on the Remarkable Royals and see the path from Charles II to Charles III.

The Windsors and the Future of the Monarchy

Originally a member of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, George V decided the British royals having a German name was a problem during World War I, and the House of Windsor was born. Windsor royals have survived numerous family scandals, from divorce to adultery to abdication, but the family has carried on. Last year Britain rejoiced as HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee as the longest-reigning British monarch in history, and then was plunged into mourning as the Queen passed away in September. The country celebrated the coronation of King Charles III this May as the Windsors continue into the 21st century.

Image: The Year of Three Kings, Unknown author, 1936. Image in public domain.

Date: Tuesday 15 August 2023

Time: 7pm

Venue: Online

Tickets: £8 member / £10 non-member.

Notes on the Speaker:

Carol Ann Lloyd is a popular speaker, author, and podcaster who brings the stories of history and Shakespeare to life. She presents programs for Smithsonian Associates, Royal Oak Foundation, English Speaking Union, Folger Shakespeare Library, OLLI at George Mason University, and more—online and on stage. Her podcast, British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics, explores the lives of famous and infamous characters in history. She is currently working on a book, Tudors by the Numbers, which is scheduled for a fall 2023 release.

Carol Ann also speaks about how Shakespeare can help us develop effective conversation and interpersonal skills. She is the author of Building Relationships, One Conversation at a Time, and an Audible book, How to Build Meaning Relationships through Conversation. Carol Ann is now offering “Shake Up Your Conversations” programs to strengthen communication and engagement skills. She is a member and on the board of the Washington, DC chapter of the National Speakers Association.


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