Friday, 30 November 2018

State Visit Sparkle: November 2018



Christmas is almost here which means an extra dose of glitter and glamour all round. And just to get us ready for the festivities, the royal women of Europe have been dusting down the diamonds in November as State Visit season comes to an end for another year. We got plenty of sparkle with the added bonus of those doyennes of dazzle, Maxima and Silvia, both dipping into the jewellery box. Festive fun starts here with a look back at this month's State Visit sparkle

Friday, 23 November 2018

Prince Shane of Sussex



Shane of Sussex, seventh in line to the throne has a certain ring to it, no? OK, it might not have topped your pick for the baby that Meghan and Harry are expecting in the spring but according to the Prince of Wales, it could well be on their list of potential picks.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Prince Charles at 70: the official photos




Well, something made them laugh. We have been treated to a series of new photos for the 70th birthday of the Prince of Wales and they're a hoot. While the formal portraits are as smart and classy as you'd expect, we also get to see the prince and his family having a bit of a laugh as something off camera catches their eye. Even Louis is looking, it must have been fabulous.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

November's Windsor Brides


The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day
November 20th 1947, Buckingham Palace

November isn't overladen with royal weddings but among them is one of the most historic royal of them all. For this is the month in which the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their wedding anniversary. The longest marriage in British royal history began on a cold November day in 1947 and over seven decades later it's still being celebrated. The sparkle and joy of that event is among those remembered here as we look at three royal brides for November.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Armistice Day 2018, Lest We Forget


At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will always remember them.
The Great War, 1914 - 1918
One Hundred Years On

Friday, 2 November 2018

Sofia, the great queen, turns 80


Sofia, Queen of Spain, is 80 today. Daughter, sister, wife and mother of kings, she is far more than a sidekick in the royal story. For Sofia has reshaped the concept of royalty in her own way and contributed to some of the biggest events in the 20th and 21st century. And through sunshine and showers, she has remained ever popular, ever admired, ever respected. Sofia is a great queen of the modern age.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Victoria reigns again at Buckingham Palace


Victoria is about to reign supreme at the royal residence she called home for decades. Details of next year's summer opening at Buckingham Palace have just been revealed and in 2019, its set piece exhibition will be all about Victoria.