Diana, Our Mother- Her Life and Legacy

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King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Pre-Wedding Gala

King  Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will celebrate their 41st Anniversary tomorrow. In honour of the event, we are flashing back to an event that happened on this day 41 years ago, their pre-wedding gala. On the evening of June 18th, the happy couple and their guests attended a gala performance at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, which was followed by a dinner and dance for 200 guests at Drottningholm Palace. Take a look below at scenes from that evening- Continue reading

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

Wedding of Crown Prince Felipe and Letizia Ortiz

Happy Anniversary to King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, who got married on this day in 2004. The wedding between the then Crown Prince Felipe and journalist Letizia Ortiz was a big surprise since their relationship wasn’t public before their engagement was announced. The couple have two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, and succeeded to the Spanish Throne in 2014, after the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos. Take a look below at scenes from their wedding- Continue reading