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


Christening of Prince Oscar of Sweden

Prince Oscar of Sweden, the newborn son of Crown Princess Victoria was christened at the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on May 27th. There was a significant Swedish Royal turnout for the ceremony, including most of the children, though understandably, Prince Alexander was absent. Crown Princess Victoria is very close to her cousins the heirs of Denmark and Norway, and has served as a godmother to their children. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway served as Godparents to Prince Oscar, while their spouses served as Godparents to Princess Estelle. The other Godparents were Princess Madeleine, aunt of the Prince Oscar, Hans Astrom, cousin of Prince Daniel, and Oscar Magnuson, cousin of Crown Princess Victoria. 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.  Continue reading