Duke of Edinburgh’s Final Engagement

Buckingham palace has announced that the Duke of Edinburgh will undertake his final solo official engagement before retirement, when he will attend The Captain General’s Parade on August 2nd. Click HERE to learn about his retirement. Continue reading

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Royal Gifts at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is staging Royal Gifts, a special exhibition for the Summer Opening of the Palace in 2017. It features a wide-ranging display of official gifts presented to the Queen during the past 65 years. Also on display at the Palace is the desk of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, which includes items selected by the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, as a tribute on the 20th Anniversary of her death. The exhibition runs from July 22nd to October 1st.

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Victoria & Abdul

Featuring the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Munshi Abdul Karim, the trailer for the upcoming British-American biographical drama film, Victoria & Abdul was released yesterday. Based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu (a personal favourite of mine), the plot focuses on an older Queen Victoria’s relationship with her Indian bearer, Abdul Karim, who eventually became her Munshi (tutor), and taught her Urdu and the Quran, as well as introduced her to the country of which she was Empress. Dame Judi Dench reprises her role as Queen Victoria from the 1997 film Mrs Brown, while Abdul is played by Indian actor, Ali Fazal. The movie premieres in the UK on September 15. Take a look at the trailer below- Continue reading