About Marilyn

Marilyn circa 1978/1979Marilyn was born in the last century, during the tumultuous period of 8-track players, disco, and Watergate. The 1970’s are a time she has no recollection of, but through photo albums she realizes that she experienced it in all its Polaroid and polyester pant-suit glory.

She vividly recalls the moment she first became interested in royalty. On June 21, 1982, as she was riding in her father’s green Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, listening to an AM radio station she heard about the birth of Prince William. Much to the consternation of her parents she started to collect books, magazines and newspaper clippings. This continued unabated for many years and now she has over 400 books and magazines that she doesn't have enough time to read.

But not content to keep this information in her head, she created a blog called Marilyn's Royal Blog. Followed by the intermittently updated Royal Chronicles and the jump-on-the bandwagon blog, The Catherine Cambridge Report (formerly The Kate Middleton Report). Not content with that, from August 2007 to December 2011 she hosted The Royal Report, a humorous and thought-provoking Internet radio show about current events in the British Royal family.

Reading voraciously and compulsively collecting books paid off and now she considers herself to be extremely knowledgeable on the subject of royalty. So much so that she has appeared on CBC Newsworld, CTV News, CBC Radio, CP24 (CablePulse 24), the Stephen Nolan show on BBC 5 Live, Breakfast on Newstalk ZB with Mike Hosking (New Zealand) and RTN (Radio Télévision Neuchâtel) Switzerland.

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