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The Top Frocks of Royal Ascot 2017

  June 25, 2017 at 11:00 am by

Another year, another Royal Ascot done and dusted. We were treated to a plethora of colourful frocks and chapeaus this past week as members of the British Royal Family and the Al Maktoums from Dubai graced Ascot Racecourse with their presence for the year’s most prestigious racing week. We’ve put together a quick list of our top five ensembles from Ascot 2017. 5. Princess Eugenie, Day Four: The only non-block colour … Continue reading

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Royal Purple For Queen Elizabeth On The Final Day of Ascot

  June 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm by

Royal Ascot came to its conclusion for 2017 on Saturday, and its most famous race-goer opted for a colour that would make her easy to spot in the Royal Enclosure – purple, the colour of royalty. Queen Elizabeth, whose purple overcoat was matched with a hat in the same hue adorned with silk flowers, was accompanied by the Duke of York. Unfortunately for Her Majesty, her runner in the Hardwicke … Continue reading

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Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

  June 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

On June 22, it was the fourth day of Royal Ascot – and also Ladies Day! Those who attended were Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal, Tim Laurence, the Countess of Wessex and Zara and Mike Tindall. Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Haya as well as their daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila, were also there. Sheikh Al Jalila accepted a trophy from Princess … Continue reading

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Watered-Down State Opening of Parliament Held in London

  June 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm by

There was less pomp, less circumstance for the 2017 State Opening of Parliament in London on Wednesday, which saw Queen Elizabeth forego the traditional robes and crown she has worn in years past for a simple day frock and matching hat. Arriving by car instead of carriage, the Queen was accompanied by the Prince of Wales, who stood in for the Duke of Edinburgh (the Duke was admitted to hospital on … Continue reading

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Back To Ascot: Large Windsor Contingent On Hand For Royal Ascot Day One

  June 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm by

A large number of royal Windsors were on hand for the opening day of the 2017 Royal Ascot meet at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire on Tuesday. Queen Elizabeth – in lime green Stewart Parvin – was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York and Lord Vestey in the first carriage of the royal procession on to the course ahead of the afternoon’s races. The Prince of Wales, the … Continue reading

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Fun Florals For Her Majesty At Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo Final

  June 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a day at the polo on Sunday, as they attended the final of the Cartier Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park. Her Majesty was perfectly decked out for the sunny weather England has been having in recent days, wearing a lilac frock with a multi-coloured floral print and matching hat. She presented the winner’s trophy to the RH Polo … Continue reading

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Trooping the Colour Celebrated On A Sunny London Day

  June 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm by

The official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated on Saturday, and London kept up the glorious weather it has been having lately for the Trooping the Colour event. Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh began the day with a minute’s silence in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, in honour of the victims of this week’s Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. They were then joined by members of the Royal … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth, Prince William Visit Community Affected By Grenfell Tower Fire

  June 16, 2017 at 11:27 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Cambridge have paid a visit to the Westway Sports Centre in west London today, which has been turned into a makeshift refuge for the now-homeless residents of Grenfell Tower that was destroyed by a large fire on Wednesday morning. Emergency service workers and representatives from the Red Cross were on hand to discuss the disaster with the royal visitors, who appeared visibly affected. Volunteers then … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Garter Day 1986

  June 16, 2017 at 3:00 am by

As we will not witness an Order of the Garter service this year due to the recent general election in the United Kingdom and the subsequent State Opening of Parliament this coming Wednesday, today’s Flashback Friday is a small consolation: Queen Elizabeth II in her Garter robes on Garter Day 1986.

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Prince Harry and the Cambridges Donate To Grenfell Tower Victims

  June 15, 2017 at 9:48 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have donated an undisclosed amount of money to the fund established by the Evening Standard in support of the victims of Wednesday’s horrific Grenfell Tower fire. “The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund has immediately swung into … Continue reading

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175 Years On: Queen Elizabeth Follows Another Queen’s Train Journey Footsteps

  June 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today retraced the steps of their mutual ancestor, Queen Victoria, who on this day in 1842 became the first British monarch to travel by train. Arriving at Slough Railway Station, the royal duo were taken to the station’s original waiting room where they were shown a timeline of the Great Western Railway’s history, and saw exhibitions of artwork made by local schoolchildren. Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Sunshine Yellow: Queen Elizabeth Enjoys Derby Day At Epsom

  June 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm by

The sun was shining at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth and Princess Alexandra of Kent arrived for the Investec Derby Day. Her Majesty (who has only missed to Derby Days during her reign) was aptly dressed in a sunshine yellow coat and matching hat over a floral dress for the event. Princess Alexandra opted for an apple green skirt and blouse with a cream hat. The Queen and her … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Visits Drapers’ Hall To Mark Seven Decades of Membership

  May 31, 2017 at 9:26 am by

It was a special visit for Queen Elizabeth to Drapers’ Hall in London today, as she celebrated seventy years of association with the Worshipful Company of Drapers, an organisation dating back to the 1360s when it was formed as a trade association of wool and cloth merchants. The Queen was made a Freeman of the Company, one of the ‘Great Twelve’ livery companies, on May 20, 1947. During a tour of the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Visits Terror Attack Victims At Manchester Children’s Hospital

  May 25, 2017 at 8:13 am by

Queen Elizabeth made the trip north today to pay an unannounced visit to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where she met teenage victims of Monday night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. She labelled the attack “dreadful” and said it was “very wicked. To target that sort of thing” as she spoke with 14-year-old Evie Mills, who was injured in the bomb blast following the conclusion of Ariana Grande’s Manchester show. The … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Attend A Service For OBE

  May 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm by

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a service today at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Order of the British Empire. The order was established in 1917 by King George V to reward outstanding contributions during World War One. Today, it’s rewarded to people for contributions to arts, science, charity and public service. Over 2,000 individuals have received the Order of the British … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Garden Party Holds Minute’s Silence For Manchester Victims

  May 23, 2017 at 4:39 pm by

During the second garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth and members of the Royal Family have observed a minute’s silence in memory of the 22 people killed in Monday night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Eugenie of York for the garden party, which hosted 8,000 people from … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Curtsey For The Queen

  May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

May 19, 1972: The Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986) curtseys to her niece, Queen Elizabeth II, as the monarch arrives to her home in Paris. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, was on a state visit to France. The family took time out of their official schedule on the final day of the state visit to see the Duke and Duchess, the Queen’s paternal uncle and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joins Birthday Celebrations For Archduchess Helene of Austria

  May 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

On one of her rare private night outs Thursday evening, Queen Elizabeth II attended a dinner at The Ivy in London to celebrate Archduchess Helene of Austria’s 80th birthday. The Queen, wearing a cream lace dress underneath a black paisley shawl, was spotted upon arrival and on departure from the party, which was also attended by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Archduchess Helene is the daughter of Count Carl Theodor … Continue reading

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Garden Party Season Is Here! First of the Year Held at Buckingham Palace

  May 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm by

The first garden party of the season was held this afternoon at Buckingham Palace, with 8,000 guests invited for tea, sandwiches and a variety of delicious cakes. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh headed the family in attendance: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The royals mingled with their guests – … Continue reading

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