Duchess of Kent’s Art Deco Brooch

Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Kent, who turns 86 today! One of the longest-working members of the Royal Family, who has been largely retired for the past two decades, the Duchess once had access to an illustrious jewellery collection, which we have featured previously, and much of which has been modified or sold. However, today’s piece is an heirloom that is reportedly still with the Duchess.

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Queen’s Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh hosted their annual Christmas Lunch for members of the extended British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 19th. This lunch is held for those family members who aren’t invited to spend Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham in Norfolk, due to lack of space. Since this is a private event, we only get pictures of the royals arriving and departing.  Continue reading

Royal Air Force Centenary

Members of the British Royal Family attended a series of events marking the centenary of the Royal Air Force in London on July 10th, with a service in Westminster Abbey, followed by a parade in The Mall and spectacular flypast over Buckingham Palace. The Royal Air Force (RAF) – the world’s first independent air force – was founded on 1 April 1918, independent of the British Army and Royal Navy. Continue reading