Battle of Jutland Centerery Celebrations 

HRH The Princess Royal represented the British Royal Family at the Centerery celebrations of the Battle of Jutland in Orkney. The Battle, fought on May 31st, 1916, was a major naval battle during WWI, with heavy losses on both sides. The Royal presence event got a lot of attention this year, because the Duke of Edinburgh, who was originally scheduled to attend, cancelled on doctors orders. Continue reading


Wedding of Lady Charlotte Wellesley

Lady Charlotte Wellesley, daughter of the Duke of Wellington, married financier Alejandro Santo Domingo on May 28th in Granada, Spain. The wedding was held at the 16th-century Church of the Incarnation in Illora before reception at Duke’s estate in Granada. Guests included the Duchess of Cornwall and former King  Juan Carlos of Spain. Continue reading

Chelsea Flower Show 2016

HM the Queen and members of the Royal family attended the Chelsea Flower show on May 23, on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Members of the Royal family have attended the Show, held by the Royal Horticultural Society, regularly since its inception in 1913. This year the Queen was accompanied by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, Prince harry, The Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie, The Countess of Wessex, The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince & Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra.  Continue reading

Ogilvy Tiara

Princess Alexandra of Kent, Lady Ogilvy, 50th in line to the throne, is one of my favorite members of the British Royal family. The cousin of HM the Queen, with her graceful presence has been a major support for the Queen, before and after her marriage, and is thought to be one of the Queen’s confidantes. Born on Christmas 1936, HRH lost her father the Prince George, Duke of Kent in 1942, during WWII. Her mother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent was the only war widow who had to pay death duties on her late husband’s estate. During the 1950s and 1950s, Princess Alexandra represented her cousin, the Queen, on many occasions, on tours of Australia and Hong Kong, and even granted independence to Nigeria in 1960. Continue reading