The Royal Articles
editors are starting a new Life and Lifestyle section of the articles venture which will focus on - yep, you guessed it
- life and lifestyle issues. That section is hopefully going to be anchored by a series of articles which focus on the lifestyles of individual royals, and the articles will all have the same basic format.
The sections in the articles are as follows:
Style and fashion (formal and informal, to include jewellery, makeup, hairstyles, etc, as well as clothes; should include fashion development from before the wedding - or since leaving school for those who were born royal - to the present; emphasis will be different for male royals since we probably don't want to know about makeup and jewellery!)
Home and family life (can include a little bit of background of the birth family as well as family lifestyle as a royal, but it should concentrate on the latter)
Official duties (from the viewpoint of showing what sort of things they're interested in and how they go about their official life)
Patronages and charities (same viewpoint as above)
Education and cultural interests
Hobbies and pastimes
- Summary of overall development since joining the royal family (or since leaving school, for those who were born royal)
As duties, charities, patronages, children, and fashion and style change over time, the sections can be updated to reflect that, so the articles hopefully won't go out of date. For ex-royals (divorced royals or princesses who lose their royal status on marriage), the emphasis should be on their lifestyles while they were still members of the royal family but the article can certainly also cover their lives since dropping their royal status. For Diana the same pattern applies - the main focus should be on her life while she was married to Charles, but her lifestyle after her divorce can be included. The idea is to start with modern crown princesses and then extend the series to cover other princesses, princes, monarchs, and historical royals. The series isn't going to include children, though, and we're giving a low priority to princes and princesses still in full-time education who aren't doing any royal duties. It also isn't going to include girlfriends or boyfriends or even fiance(e)s of royals; it's going to concentrate on real-life actual royals.
Marengo suggested that some articles in this series could be written by two or more authors, each writing different sections on the topics that interest them the most.
There's an article on Diana under way already, thanks to TheTruth, who wrote an article on Diana's fashion and has very kindly agreed to have that article be converted to the Style and Fashion section of a Life & Lifestyle article. She says she's very happy to have other authors involved in writing some of the other sections but can also write some of them herself.
So if you want to try your hand at writing one or more of these sections, please let me know, and I'll see how we can distribute the work. This article will be the template for later articles so it's something of an experiment, but I'm sure we'll find some willing guinea pigs around here!
Feel free to ask questions about this venture here - like I said, it's something of an experiment at this stage.