Completely OT: Plugging my Services for Royal Wedding

I know several reporters at least read through this blog and some even participate in the discussions, so this is for you.

If your paper, magazine, or station needs a royal expert for commentary on the upcoming royal wedding, I am more than happy to assist.

See below the fold for my credentials

I am a Denver resident and the author of 5 books to date (#6 is due out late 2011/early2012) about Europe’s royal families. While I have wide-based knowledge of all of Europe’s reigning and former reigning families, I am considered an expert on the British Royal Family, as well as the Habsburgs and the Romanovs, the former imperial families of Austria and Russia, respectively.

I maintain a website at which has links to further information about all of my books. I started in the field of royal genealogy, and as the internet made such books less marketable, moved on to family biographies.

My most recent book was about the 20-year love affair between Britain’s King William IV (reigned 1830-1837) and the actress, Mrs. Jordan. I focused heavily on their 10 children and the descendants of those children (one of whom is the current Prime Minister).

The book I am working on now is about another unorthodox relationship, that of Archduke Ernst of Austria (1824-1899) and his secret wife, Laura Skublics. This book will also cover the fates of their 4 children and the subsequent generations to the present day.

In addition to the genealogical aspects of European royalty, I am also well-versed in the customs, traditions, and rules surrounding the British Royal Family and the titles system for all of the nobility of the United Kingdom.  With the upcoming wedding of Prince William of Wales, there are many nuances that reporters need to be aware of about this system and there are a lot of details to keep straight. I am happy to assist with any of this.

I look forward to working with you in whatever capacity to may need,

Daniel Willis


(email me for my cell #)

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Diogenesdemar says:

    announcing your plans to moonlight BEFORE being elected Secretary of State???

  2. ProgressiveCowgirl says:

    If so email me your rates–I have someone I can pass them along to.

  3. ohwilleke says:

    should Libya reinstate its monarchy.  As I understand it, there are two leading contestants and the rebels, at least, early on, were employing monarchist regalia as an anti-Gaddafi symbol, although it isn’t clear to me if either of the contestants if actively involved in the revolution brewing at the moment.

    • Dan Willis says:

      The only comments from them are supporting the people and denouncing the violence being used against them. It does not seem they are actively working with the rebels, buy if invited to return I doubt they would say no either.

      I would have to look into the succession question to comment intelligently on that aspect.

  4. nancycronk says:

    Do you think Prince Charles or wife Camilla had anything to do with the death of Princess Diana and her beau, Doti Fayed?

  5. Larry Beer says:

    Imagine my surprise and disappointment to learn that being married to a Middleton does not automatically qualify one to receive an invitation to the wedding.  

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