The Queen presented new colours to the 1st Battalion and F Company Scots Guards in the Garden of Buckingham Palace on May 18th. The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, was accompanied by her cousin, the Duke of Kent, who is the Colonel of the Regiment. Continue reading
Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and her cousin the Duke of Kent, officially re-opened the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London on March 16th. The Museum will re-open to the public on 30 March 2017 after a three-year £23.75 million redevelopment project. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to HRH Katherine, Duchess of Kent, who turns 84 today. The wife of the Queen’s first cousin, the Duchess has been attending grand royal events since her wedding in 1961. Here we take a look at the stunning royal tiaras she has worn to those events, some reflecting the Kent’s financial circumstances throughout the past 50 years. Click HERE to see our biography on the Duchess. As always, click on the underlined / highlighted links to get to the post about a person / tiara / or event. Continue reading
To mark the end of 2016, the British Royal Family have released a video of the the highlights of this year. Continue reading
Members of the British Royal Family attended the Queen’s annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 20th. This lunch is held for those royals who aren’t invited to spend Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham in Norfolk. Since this is a private event, we only get pictures of the royals arriving and departing. It was announced that the Queen would be stepping down as head from 25 organisations at the end of her 90th year. Other members of the Royal Family will take over her positions.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were joined by members of the British Royal Family for the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the The Duck & Duchess of Cambridge, Dukes of York, Gloucester, and Kent, Earl & Countess of Wessex, and the Princess Royal for the military parade and wreath- laying ceremony. Continue reading
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were joined by members of the royal family for the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance a Royal Albert Hall in London on November 12th. This year marks the centenaries of the Battle of Somme, Battle of Jutland, the 25th anniversary of Gulf War and 80th anniversary of Supermarine Spitfire. Continue reading
Owned by Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, (one of the most glamorous members of the British Royal Family), these Girandole earrings were worn at some of the grandest events in the middle of the 20th century. The earrings were also worn by the current Duchess, but were sold in the 1970s in lieu of death duties. They reappeared at Auction in 2000. Continue reading