Wedding of Princess Alexandra of Kent

Happy Anniversary to Princess Alexandra of Kent, who got married to the Hon. Angus Ogilvy on this day in 1963 at Westminster Abbey. The only daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece, Princess Alexandra is the only paternal female cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Alexandra and the later Sir Angus had two children, and were married until his death in 2004. Take a look below at scenes from the wedding- Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix’s 60th Birthday

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will celebrate his 50th Birthday on April 27th. Though the royal family will be in Tilburg on the 27th, they are hosting a Gala Dinner Royal Palace in Amsterdam for 150 guests. In honour of the occasion, we are flashing back to previous Dutch royal milestone birthdays. Today’s feature- Queen Beatrix’s 60th Birthday in January 1998. Celebrated over two days, the events were attended by many foreign royals. Take a look below at some of the guests- Continue reading

Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace, 1991

While last year’s group picture from the Annual Diplomatic Reception was a first, it wasn’t the first time cameras had been at Buckingham Palace during the event. In 1991, the BBC were given special access to the Queen, when they filmed her for a whole year for a Special documentary released in honour of her 40th Jubilee in 1992. Among the many events they covered was the Reception. Take a look at some of the scenes (and Tiaras) below- Continue reading

Wedding of Akihito and Michiko of Japan

Happy Wedding Anniversary to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan, who got married in traditional and western ceremonies on this day in 1959. The Crown Prince of Japan and the daughter of a Japanese Industrialist, the couple received a lot of opposition from the Imperial Household Agency but won the love and support of the Japanese people. They have three children and acceded to the Throne in 1989. Despite the continued pressures of the Imperial Household Agency, Empress Michiko is very popular among the people of Japan, and is said to be the embodiment of traditional values such as modesty and purity. Take a look below at some scenes from the wedding- Continue reading