The holiday news features the young royals visiting well wishers .... who keeps them safe? From the Official Website of the British Monarchy (link),
Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms provides a bodyguard to The Queen at many ceremonial occasions ... the Gentlemen at Arms also attend The Queen's garden parties, where their task is to form the lanes through which the members of the Royal Family walk.
The uniform is that of a Heavy Dragoon Guards officer of the 1840s. It has a skirted red coat with Garter blue velvet cuffs and facings embroidered with the Tudor royal badge of the Portcullis. Helmets with white swan feather plumes are worn when on duty, even in church.
The Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms was instituted by King Henry VIII in 1509 and celebrated its 500th anniversary on 2009.
In this witty, sensual new series, Vanessa Kelly introduces the Renegade Royals, illegitimate sons of the Royal Princes who are finding their rightful places in society. . .
Accomplished spy Aden St. George prefers to stay away from the frivolous ton, especially after the way his mother was used by the Prince Regent. But his latest mission compels him to guard unconventional, vibrant Lady Vivien Shaw. Rescuing her from kidnappers was easy. Resisting her beauty is not. Duty demands he keep an eye on her--and naturally, his lips soon follow. For someone who views entanglements as a weakness, this is pure, delicious folly. . .
Though grateful for Aden's help, Vivien has secrets she must keep hidden. Yet with her abductors still at large, she needs Aden's protection almost as much as she craves his touch.
I am currently reading SECRETS FOR SEDUCING A ROYAL BODYGUARD ... and it lives up to its sexy, regal title! I am giving away a print copy of SECRETS FOR SEDUCING A ROYAL BODYGUARD to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about the Royals, past or present, do you have a favorite from any country? I'm a bit partial to Princess Diana.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, January 4, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, January 5.
Kim in Baltimore