Foreign Royal Guests and Relatives and Heads of State and Representatives of 121 Countries joined the British Royal Family for the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19th, followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, had been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week.
The Royal Family will follow the Coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, for a Lying-in-State until the Funeral on September 20th. The Coffin arrived at Buckingham Palace, following a Lying-in-State at St Giles’ Cathedral, following a Procession from Balmoral Castle, where she passed away last week.
Members of the British Royal family celebrated the Queen’s Official Birthday by attending the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on June 2nd, launching the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend Festivities. They rode on horses and in carriages to inspect the guards at Horse Guards Parade and then watched a RAF Flypast from the Balcony of Buckingham Palace. The Duke of Cambridge presided over the Colonel’s Review of the Irish Guards last week.
Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Sussex, who turns 40 today! The accomplished American Actress who married Prince Harry and is now creating a new role outside the Royal Family, the Duchess has a unique style which is reflected in her jewellery. Since we have already covered all of her heirloom pieces, to mark the anniversary today, we are taking a look at the Duchess’ Birks Diamond Snowflake Snowstorm Earrings! Continue reading
Next week marks the 60th Anniversary of the Birth of the late Diana, Princess of Wales! We covered her Top 20 Jewels to mark the 20th Anniversary of her Death in 2017, and for the days leading up to this anniversary, we are featuring a few more pieces from the late Princess’ collection, continuing with her Aquamarine Ring!
A Guest Post by @RoyalArjan
When I write this, the interview the whole world is talking about and shook the monarchy, was broadcast almost a week ago. Many, many articles in newspapers, magazines, websites have been published and many, many people have commented it about it on social media, where emotions are running high.
I had expected the interview to be bad news for the monarchy, but I (and many with me) had not expected the interview to be so devastating and destructive. Though the writing had been on the wall actually – for quite some time.