The Duke of Edinburgh Celebrates 91st Birthday

  June 10, 2012 at 9:23 am by

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Prince Philip celebrates his 91st birthday today – a day after being released from hospital. A Buckingham Palace spokesman confirmed the Duke will be spending the day privately. To mark the birthday, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park, while the Honourable Artillery Company will fire a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London, both at midday. The salute is fired every year … Continue reading

Princess Sumaya of Jordan Joins RACEF

  June 10, 2012 at 5:04 am by

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Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan joined the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences (RACEF) as the Academician for Jordan during a ceremony in Barcelona on June 7, 2012. Princess Sumaya was honoured for her activities as the President of the El Hassan Science City and the Royal Scientific Society, and for her wider work in bringing the benefits of science and education to Jordan and the region. … Continue reading

30th Anniversary of the Marianne & Sigvard Bernadotte Art Awards

  June 10, 2012 at 4:58 am by

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On June 7, 2012 the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Art Awards celebrated their 30th anniversary with a gala at the winter garden of Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. On this special occasion, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnusson, the Duke and Duchess of Bragança, Queen Noor of Jordan and Empress Farah of Iran attended the ceremony. The Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Arts Fund was created in 1982 to … Continue reading

Prince Philip Leaves Hospital

  June 9, 2012 at 6:43 am by

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The Duke of Edinburgh has been discharged from hospital today. The Prince waved to well-wishers outside the King Edward VII hospital as he walked to a waiting car. His Royal Highness has been in hospital since Monday, recovering from a bladder infection. The day before, the Queen and the Prince had spent several hours under pouring rain and heavy winds during the Thames Jubilee Pageant. While both were praised for … Continue reading

The Duchess & Lace…

  June 8, 2012 at 4:43 am by

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One could say that the Duchess of Cambridge has found her style and her style would be lace. It all started with the wedding dress, which was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The wedding gown had a lace bodice and lace on the bottom part of the dress see here. A few months later, Catherine stepped out in a navy blue lace dress by designer Erdem from the … Continue reading

Prince William Qualifies as RAF Search and Rescue Captain

  June 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm by

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Clarence House spokesman today confirmed that Prince William has qualified as a search and rescue captain. According to the spokesman, the Prince passed his tests on 29 May and is “pleased to have passed the milestone”. Prince William has spoken about the day he’d become a Caption: “The training has been challenging, but I have enjoyed it immensely. I absolutely love flying, so it will be an honour to serve … Continue reading

Death of Prince Tomohito of Mikasa

  June 7, 2012 at 6:24 am by

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The Imperial Household Agency last night announced the death of Prince Tomohito of Mikasa at the age of sixty-six. The Prince, Emperor Akihito’s first cousin, passed away at 3:35pm local time on Wednesday June 6th, at a hospital in Tokyo. He passed away following major organ failure. He had suffered from cancer for over two decades, his most recent cancer-related operation was March this year. He had throat cancer since … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mette-Marit in Bergen

  June 7, 2012 at 1:29 am by

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On June 6th, 2012, Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the city of Bergen. First, she visited the Centre for Crisis Psychology. The centre has extensive experience with people who have experienced deep crisis in their lives. The centre has been working since 1988 particularly with people suffering from post traumatic stress disorders, chronic or delayed grief. Crown Princess Mette-Marit took part in a meeting at the center. Atle Dyregrov, the head of … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: Cullinan III and IV Brooch – “Granny’s Chips”

  June 6, 2012 at 9:25 am by

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Ever since the Diamond Jubilee celebrations started, avid jewellery fanatics (like me) have been waiting for the appearance of any of the Cullinan diamonds. And yesterday, Her Majesty answered those silent requests and finally wore one of the most gorgeous brooches to have ever existed – Cullinan III and IV brooch, also known as “Granny’s Chips”. The Cullinan III and Cullinan IV were two of nine stones cut from the … Continue reading

Service of Thanksgiving: Royal Fashion

  June 6, 2012 at 9:22 am by

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Throughout the Diamond Jubilee celebrations royals made sure their attires were impeccable and occasion-appropriate. Yesterday’s Thanksgiving Service was no exception; royal ladies donned their very best in spectacular variety of colour and style. Her Majesty set an example with another beautiful creation by her trusted dresser of many years, Angela Kelly. The Queen wore a beautiful mint dress studded with Swarovski crystals. The outfit was made of silk tulle, embroidered … Continue reading

Diamond Jubilee: Thanksgiving Service and Carriage Procession

  June 6, 2012 at 9:18 am by

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Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations came to magnificent conclusion yesterday with a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, followed by a carriage procession through central London and a flypast. It was a fitting closure for a four-day celebration across Britain and other Commonwealth Realms that including a spectacular 1,000 boat Pageant on the River Thames, and a Jubilee Concert featuring music industry’s greatest names. As in previous days, cheering … Continue reading

Princess Astrid Celebrates Fiftieth Birthday

  June 6, 2012 at 9:16 am by

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Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este yesterday celebrated her fiftieth birthday. To mark the occasion, the Belgian Royal Court released a series of portraits of Princess Astrid and her husband, Prince Lorenz. A birthday party was also held on Saturday June 2nd at the Royal Palace of Laeken, which was attended by Princess Astrid’s children, parents, and her younger brother with his family. During the luncheon, the Princess was … Continue reading

Doña Irene Urdangarín turns 7

  June 6, 2012 at 3:11 am by

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Her Excellency Doña Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón celebrates her 7th birthday today. She is the only daughter of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma and Don Inaki Urdangarín the Duke Consort of Palma. Doña Irene was born on June 5th, 2005 in Barcelona, Spain. At one month old, Her Excellency was baptized on the 14th of July, 2005 in the garden of the Palacio de la Zarzuela. Her Excellency was named … Continue reading

Diamond Jubilee Concert

  June 5, 2012 at 5:55 am by

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Over half a million people joined the British Royal Family and music royalty for an absolutely unforgettable performance. The Queen arrived about halfway through the performance; as she made her way to her seat, accompanied by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the crowds broke into a standing ovation and laud cheers. Her Majesty was wearing a cocktail dress of gold lame designed by Angela Kelly under … Continue reading

Prince Philip Hospitalised With Infection

  June 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm by

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The Duke of Edinburgh was hospitalised on Monday with a bladder infection and will miss the rest of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Buckingham Palace said. The statement about Prince Philip’s health said: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, from Windsor Castle, as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection, which is being assessed and treated. Prince Philip … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: The Jardine Star Brooch

  June 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm by

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The Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant was without a doubt the single most exciting and eagerly awaited event during the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. In the best traditions of pomp and pageantry, the British put on a magnificent display that is certain to be remembered for decades to come. For such an important event, Her Majesty had to wear a piece of jewellery that didn’t disappoint. Unfortunately, tiaras and statement necklaces … Continue reading

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: Fashion

  June 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm by

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With all eyes on the Queen, the outfit she would chose to wear for the Pageant was certain to attract a lot of attention – and Her Majesty made sure she didn’t disappoint onlookers. Her entire ensemble was carefully thought through and meticulously designed. Queen Elizabeth wore an ivory dress and coat in white Boucle fabric and threaded throughout with silk ribbon, designed by Angela Kelly. The Boucle had been … Continue reading

The Diamond Jubilee: Pageant on the River Thames

  June 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm by

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The Diamond Jubilee Pageant certainly proved to be a quintessentially British occasion, with weather to match. Rare drops of rain soon turned to a downpour, but they failed to dampen the spirit of 1.2 million-strong crowd that had gathered to cheer on their Diamond Monarch – and the Queen didn’t disappoint either. Undeterred by the weather, Her Majesty once again displayed her resilience and dedication to duty; in freezing weather, … Continue reading

Duchess vs Celebrities: Who Wore It Better?

  June 4, 2012 at 12:25 am by

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The Duchess of Cambridge is known for stepping out it pieces that are a few collections old, whether its for official or private events. When Catherine boarded the Royal Barge in the Queen’s Jubilee River Pageant, it was in an ensemble from Alexander McQueen’s 2011 collection. The Duchess of Cambridge’s red dress was fitted with pleats in the skirt. The same McQueen dress has been worn previously by two famous … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Preside Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 3, 2012 at 7:00 am by

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Valladolid – June 2nd, 2012 Their Majesties The King and Queen were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias to the historic city of Valladolid in north-central Spain to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony. The Prince and Princess have just returned from a busy three-day official visit to Portugal. His Majesty The King was noticeably aided by the use of a crutch … Continue reading

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