Iraq Afghanistan Service

The British Royal Family attended a Service of Dedication on Horse Guards Parade on March 9th in London. The Queen formally unveiled the new Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens and the other members of the family attended a reception. Most of the members of the Royal family have either served or visited Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading


UK India Reception

The Queen gave a reception to mark the launch of the UK India Year of Culture 2017 at Buckingham Palace on February 27th. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl of Wessex, Princess Eugenie and and other members of the Royal Family.The reception brought together the best of British and Indian culture and creativity, in honour of the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence this year. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited India last year. Continue reading

Royal Tiaras 2016

As part of our Year in review series, we take a look at the the Royal Tiaras of 2016. With the grand 70th Birthday celebrations of King Carl XVI Gustav to the guests at the Albanian Royal Wedding in October, this year has been filled with Royal Tiaras. Here we will look at the Tiaras from each country. This is by no means a comprehensive list, as we haven’t covered Japan or exiled royal families, but it includes events we have covered on this blog. If you have more to add to this, feel free to contact us. As always, click on the highlighted words to get to the comprehensive post on the Tiara or event. Continue reading

British Royal Tiaras 2016

2016 was quite a low key tiara year in Britain, compared to 2015, when their were six tiara appearances for the Queen, five tiara appearances for the Duchess of Cornwall, and two tiara appearances for the Duchess of Cambridge. This year the Queen and Duchess of Cornwall repeated their tiaras, which combined with the Spanish State visit in March being canceled and the Queen not making an outgoing summer State Visit, left many Royal Watchers disappointed by the lack of glitter. As always, click on the underlined words to get to the comprehensive post on the Tiara or event. Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at Guildhall Banquet

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester represented the Queen at the Guildhall Banquet for President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia on the evening of November 2nd.  The President and First Lady of Colombia are on a 5-day State Visit to the United Kingdom. The Banquet was hosted by the Lord Mayor of London. There were speeches by President Santos and the Lord Mayor.

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