Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Prince Louis' Christening



Prince Louis of Cambridge will be christened on July 9th 2018. The ceremony will take place at St. James' Palace, in the Chapel Royal, where his big brother, Prince George, was baptised.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Zara Tindall welcomes a second daughter



Happy royal news today. Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike, have welcomed a second daughter. Their little girl was born on June 18th 2018 t Stroud Hospital, weighing 9lbs 3oz. She is a little sister for Mia.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Sweden's June Royal Brides


Everyone loves a June bride and in Sweden it's hard to find a royal wedding that hasn't taken place in this summer month. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia chose a June date for their marriage in 1976 and all three of their children followed suit. Three of the king's sisters said 'I do' on a day in June while his grandparents, Gustaf Adolf and Margaret, also married in the month. Here are Sweden's June royal brides.

Royal Wedding Dresses: Princess Sofia of Sweden


The wedding dress of Sofia of Sweden in all its glory in one of the official photographs

Like every royal wedding gown, the once worn by Sofia Hellqvist three years ago today as she became a princess, was eagerly anticipated. And the bride have us a modern twist on traditional royal with enough stand out moments to make it her own. As Sofia and Carl Philip celebrate their anniversary with their sons, let's enjoy that dreamy dress once more.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

George and Charlotte's fun in the sun


After the pomp and ceremony of Trooping the Colour, today was all about running in the long grass for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Let's face it, the mini Cambridges seemed to have a ball at their great granny's official birthday celebrations in London on June 9th (apart from that little bump that sent Charlotte into her mum's arms) but on a day out at the polo with their parents on June 10th, they really let their hair down. While dad William took part in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire, mum Kate kept George and Charlotte entertained with the help of Autumn Phillips and her two girls, Isla and the girl who shusshed the future king, Savannah. Here are some of the best photos from the family's fun in the sun....

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Trooping the Colour 2018


It's the Queen's Official Birthday which means one thing. Time for the Trooping the Colour. The traditional ceremony took place today at Horse Guards Parade followed by the equally traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance. But it was also a day of firsts as the Duchess of Sussex made her debut at this annual event and the Duke of York rode out in the parade for the first time. Here's a look back in pictures at the highlights of the day.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Harry and Meghan share big news


The Sussexes have been dominating royal news today. First Prince Harry went Dutch on us then his wife starred in a royal announcement that got lots of people very excited indeed. Here's the day Harry and Meghan shared some big news.

Pearls for June: A Lover's Knot Tiara


The Duchess of Cambridge in the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara in July 2017

It's the creation of a queen consort based on a gift of love for her granny so it's rather appropriate that this tiara has such a romantic name. The Lover's Knot Tiara, seen with growing regularity on the Duchess of Cambridge, links this future queen to one past and plenty of other royal women in between. This diadem has a long royal history but in recent times it was closely associated with Diana, Princess of Wales. It's now a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge and as pearls are the birth stone for June, let's take a look at a tiara we're all very familiar with indeed.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Royal Wedding Dresses: the Duchess of Windsor

  

It's one of the most famous blue wedding dresses in the world even it's usually seen in black and white. It's about as well known as a royal wedding gown gets even though it was worn to a ceremony that took place behind closed doors and which was recorded for posterity in a brief photo session in the hot French sun later on. Yet the dress worn by Wallis Warfield Simpson at her wedding to Edward, Duke of Windsor has a place in royal history all of its own. This is the gown worn to the wedding that changed the House of Windsor, and royalty, forever.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

The Queen's Coronation, 65 years on


Sixty five years ago today, Elizabeth II was crowned Queen. Her coronation, at Westminster Abbey on June 2nd 1953, was seen as the start of a new Elizabethan era despite the rain that drenched London that day. The young monarch with her consort starred in a sparkling show that was watched by millions on television for the first time while hundreds of thousands lined every part of the procession route and see history being made. Sixty five years on, the images remain as iconic as ever. To mark this special anniversary, here are some of the photos that tell the story of the Queen's Coronation.