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The Epsom Derby’s Royal Fashion for 2011

  June 11, 2011 at 8:50 am by

June 4th was the day for the Queen’s annual visit at Epsom Derby. Surprisingly it turned out to be the biggest public family gathering since the wedding of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton in April. One of the nicest surprises perhaps might have been that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in fact joined the Queen and family at the Epson Derby festival this year. All eyes were on … Continue reading

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The Duke of Edinburgh – A Reflection at 90

  June 10, 2011 at 2:10 am by

Prince Philip, the now Duke of Edinburgh, was born a Prince of Greece and Denmark on the 10th June 1921. He was the youngest child and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip is the only serving member of his family, with his closest sister, Princess Sophie, passing away in 2001. Prince Philip was first educated in Paris, he then moved to … Continue reading

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Cambridges attend ARK Gala

  June 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 10th Annual ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) Gala this evening at Perks Field, a park within the grounds of Kensington Palace, the residence which will become their official London home. During the dinner, Prince William gave speech to the guests, who paid £10,000-a head to attend. The Duke said he was very happy about the “new joint initiative between ARK and The … Continue reading

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THAT Hat Fetches £81,000 at Auction

  May 23, 2011 at 11:26 am by

The much talked about, largely unliked hat that sat atop Princess Beatrice of York’s head at the April 29 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has sold at auction for just over £81,000. Described as a “gravity-defying hat”, the Philip Treacy creation was listed on eBay last week, with the auction closing yesterday with a winning bid of exactly £81,100.01. It is unknown who the buyer was, but … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Voted Most Elegant Woman at Royal Wedding

  May 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm by

If you watched the recent royal wedding, you might have caught a glimpse of Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma, wife of King Mohamed VI. Readers of the UK’s celebrity magazine Hello! have voted the Fez-born princess as the most elegant woman at the wedding in London on 29 April. “The North African beauty — dressed in a pale pink and gold caftan, the traditional clothing of her native country — easily … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Wedding – Evening Reception & Official Portraits

  April 30, 2011 at 10:33 am by

The Prince of Wales did as any proud father whose son had just married would do last night, he hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for 300 of the couple’s closest family and friends which lasted until around 3am when Prince Harry drove off in a minivan, sans tie. The event was a private affair, but Clarence House did release several pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Wedding – Procession, Balcony Appearance & Breakfast

  April 30, 2011 at 10:29 am by

After they were married, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeted the crowds in front of Westminster Abbey before climbing aboard a state landau which was to take them to Buckingham Palace for their wedding breakfast. Processing through Whitehall, past Downing Street and the Cenotaph, Horse Guards Parade and then finally on to The Mall, the couple were cheered at every corner by a million-people strong crowd. Once again, the … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Wedding – Arrival of Bridal Party & Ceremony

  April 30, 2011 at 10:26 am by

Miss Catherine Middleton exited the Goring Hotel with her father, Michael Middleton, at 10:52 in a Rolls Royce Phantom VI belonging to the royal family. Photographers clamoured to get the first image of the royal bride-to-be in her wedding gown. As the bridal vehicle made its way to Westminster Abbey, royal watchers were squinting away to identify the tiara sitting underneath Miss Middleton’s veil – and also get a better … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Wedding – Arrival of Guests

  April 30, 2011 at 10:17 am by

The much-talked about wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton began bright and early for Londoners – many camped out on the streets along the procession route for several nights to ensure they got prime positioning. The first public order of business was the announcement of the groom’s new title, a ‘gift’ from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The announcement that Prince William of Wales had been granted a royal … Continue reading

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Prince William Marries Catherine Middleton

  April 29, 2011 at 9:44 am by

Prince William, now the Duke of Cambridge, married Miss Catherine Middleton in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey earlier today. The couple then travelled to Buckingham Palace in a state coach, before a balcony scene saw two newlywed kisses. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now enjoying a wedding breakfast the the Palace with over 600 of their guests. A longer, more detailed recap of the wedding will be posted … Continue reading

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Prince William Becomes Duke of Cambridge

  April 29, 2011 at 3:05 am by

Upon the marriage of her grandson, Prince William of Wales, Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed upon him the title of Duke of Cambridge. This will make his bride-to-be, Catherine Middleton, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge after today’s wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The official statement read, “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of … Continue reading

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T-Minus Four Hours – Royal Wedding Today in London

  April 29, 2011 at 2:37 am by

The royal wedding is almost upon us – the time in London is currently just after 07:30. The streets are buzzing, the reporters are hatted, the photographers clicking away. And the bride and groom? No doubt, getting some last minute relaxation before they become husband and wife in front of a global audience of two billion. In celebration of the wedding, Queen Elizabeth II last night hosted a dinner for … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Charles and Diana

  April 28, 2011 at 6:00 am by

How apt that the final wedding in our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ series (parts one through six of the series looked at the marriages of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth, Edward VIII and Wallis, Elizabeth II and Philip and Margaret and Antony) is the 1981 marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer – the parents of tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Margaret and Antony

  April 27, 2011 at 6:00 am by

In the second-last instalment of our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’, we present to our readers the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret and Mr Antony Armstrong-Jones. The previous instalments looked at the marriages of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth, Edward VIII and Wallis and Elizabeth II and Philip. Princess Margaret Rose, the younger ‘party-girl’ daughter of King George VI and Queen … Continue reading

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Family Gathers for Little Savannah’s Christening

  April 26, 2011 at 6:09 am by

While all the media is focused on Friday’s upcoming wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton, another milestone event in the British Royal Family was held over the weekend. The christening of Queen Elizabeth’s first great-grandchild, Savannah Phillips, took place on Saturday April 23rd. Peter and Autumn Phillips welcomed their closest family and friends to the Church of the Holy Cross in Avening, Gloucestershire for their four-month-old daughter’s christening. In … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Elizabeth II and Philip

  April 26, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The fifth part of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ focuses on the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the grandparents of Friday’s groom, Prince William. Previous parts have focused on the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth and Edward VIII and Wallis. The wedding of the heiress presumptive, Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth (daughter … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VIII and Wallis

  April 25, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Welcome to part four of our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’. Parts one through three looked at the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, and George VI and Elizabeth. This edition takes you to post-abdication 1937, and the marrige of His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor and Ms Wallis Warfield. The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on June 3, 1937 couldn’t have been … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Seating Chart Revealed

  April 25, 2011 at 5:58 am by

The seating plans for Friday’s wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey were revealed on April 23rd. A selected guest list was also revealed. There are eight main sections where the 1,900 guests will be seated for the wedding ceremony. The British Royal Family and the Middletons will have prime viewing seats, naturally, in the South and North Lanterns respectively. Sitting next to the Middletons on the … Continue reading

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Where to Watch the British Royal Wedding

  April 25, 2011 at 12:00 am by

The wedding between Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on Friday, April 29th can be watched live online at the following links: Link to TheRoyalChannel YouTube site OR Link to BBC ‘Royal Wedding’ site OR Link to ITN’s Facebook site Coverage is set to begin online at around 08:00 London time, 10:00 on YouTube. Due to the large global interest in this event, many television networks will be … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: George VI and Elizabeth

  April 24, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Here is the third instalment of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ – focusing on the wedding of His Royal Highness the Duke of York and The Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The first two instalments looked at the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, and George V and Mary. Prince Albert and Lady Elizabeth had known each other since they were children; Albert, known within the family as “Bertie”, was … Continue reading

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