Andrew Morton

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Tomorrow, May 6, is a big day for Britain’s King Charles III. It’s his coronation day.

Charles, of course, succeeded to the throne when his mother, Queen Elizabeth, passed away last year.

Now, at age 74, Charles is ready to officially become king.

Since 1981, British journalist and author Andrew Morton has been following the royal family. In 1991, he wrote a book called iIside Buckingham Palace, billed as an inside glimpse into the private lives of the royals.

Now keeping in mind that this interview took place 32 years ago, things may have changed, but this is a look at what Buckingham Palace was like in the early 1990s.

So here now, from 1991, journalist. Andrew Morton.

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PD James

For decades, going back to the 1970s, one of the most popular contemporary British mystery writers was PD James.

In a style sometimes reminiscent of Agatha Christie, James wrote about cases solved by her fictional detective she named Adam Dalgliesh.

He was a character she named after a teacher at Cambridge High School.

Book after book, a reputation and popularity grew, until in 1991 James was named a Life Peer in Britain’s House of Lords. She was Baroness James of Holland Park.

I interviewed her several times over the years, about her various Dalgleish nysteries. And then, in 2000, we talked about her autobiographical book “A Time To Be In Earnest.”

So here now, from 2000, P.D. James.

P.D. James wrote four more books in the years after this intervoew, the last of them in 2008.

The Baroness James of Holland Park died in 2014 at the age of 94.

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