Thursday, 13 December 2018

Royal Christmas: St Lucia's Day

Estelle brought the traditional saffron buns but her brother stole the show. St Lucia's Day, one of the most special parts of the Christmas countdown in Sweden, is usually celebrated by the country's royal family with the women taking the lead. But this year, Prince Oscar is winning all the smiles with his participation.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Royal weddings, royal babies and Meghan Markle

The purists will tell you that her name is now HRH the Duchess of Sussex but in real life, MM still rules. Meghan Markle was the most googled name in the UK last year which tells us two things. Firstly, old habits die hard and secondly, we just love to talk about the royals.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

All the Queen's Christmas Trees: Buckingham Palace

The Christmas decorations are well and truly sparkling at Buckingham Palace as the final countdown to Christmas gets under way. The trees are trimmed, the baubles are up and the most famous royal residence around is ready for its festive close up.

Meghan's surprise for her wedding dress designer

The Duchess of Sussex surprised the woman behind her most famous gown at the British Fashion Awards in London on Monday. Meghan took to the stage to hand over the title of ‘Best Designer Womenswear’ to Claire Waight Keller of Givenchy who created her celebrated wedding dress.

Monday, 10 December 2018

All the Queen's Christmas Trees: Windsor Castle

It's the star of all the royal Christmas trees, the one to really marvel at. The tree at Windsor Castle shines and sparkles like no other and this year is no exception. Welcome to the most glittering of all the Queen's Christmas trees.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

All the Queen's Christmas Trees: Kensington Palace

It might be more closely associated with other members of her Royal Family right now, but Kensington Palace can still lay claim to links with the Queen. And to keep in the spirit of the festive trees and garlands decking her other regal homes, the tree at KP is well and truly sparkling.

Friday, 7 December 2018

All the Queen's Christmas Trees: Holyroodhouse Palace

Regal red dominates this year's Christmas decorations at Holyroodhouse Palace. The Queen's official home in Scotland has been decked with trees and garlands dominated by scarlet as the festive season gets under way.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Kate and William's Christmas Spirit

Christmas is all about family and the royal version has been putting mums, dads and kids at the heart of its first festive party. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted two days of celebrations this week to bring some seasonal cheer to families who will be separated over Christmas. And Kate and William had some special words, as well as some fun and games, for those they partied with in London and Cyprus as the season of goodwill to all got under way.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Sparkle at the Palace as Christmas season gets under way

It wasn't just the Christmas trees sparkling at Buckingham Palace last night. The Queen held the annual Diplomatic Corps reception on December 4th 2018 which means diamonds aplenty and more glitter on top of that, too. Guests also got a glimpse of the gorgeous Christmas trees at the palace and we got more than we bargained for as the royal social media channels shared plenty of snaps of the reception in action (rather than the one formal posed image we usually see). Settle down, it's tiara time.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Royal Wedding Spotlight: Mathilde of the Belgians' bridal bouquet

When Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz married Philippe of Belgium on December 4th 1999, she didn't just bag herself a king in waiting, she also set a new world record for biggest ever bridal bouquet. It still stands. This isn't a posy, it's a forest and the poor woman must have had biceps to die for after spending a day lugging that thing about.