Thursday, 16 August 2018
August might be a popular time for brides across Europe but for royal brides, it's not that hot a date. What with all those regal relatives heading off to their summer palaces for a bit of a break, getting all the royal guests in one place for an August wedding can be hard work. But in one country, they don't let that get in their way of holding a royal wedding. Norway loves an August marriage and in the last fifty years, it's given us two of the continent's biggest royal weddings in that month. Here's a look back at two royal August brides....
Thursday, 5 July 2018
July isn't nearly as popular for royal birthdays right now as some of the earlier months of the year (April and June. we're looking at you). But there are plenty of high profile names marking their big days in July. Here are the names you need to put on the royal birthday card list for the month ahead.
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
It's not often that you get a personal tweet on the Kensington Royal account but after England's big win at the World Cup, the Duke of Cambridge wasted no time in taking to social media to join in the celebrations. Prince William, President of the Football Association, sent a personal message to the team after the famous victory over Colombia in Moscow.
Monday, 2 July 2018
July is made for weddings. It's a sun filled, flower filled, glow without even trying kind of month but it's not overly popular for royal brides - perhaps because of the heat, perhaps because the royal courts are starting to wind down for the summer and finding a date when everyone's not on holiday can be hard. But some of the royal weddings that have taken place in this month are among the most famous in modern royal history - here are five royal brides for July.
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
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.
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
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
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.