It’s that time of year again. The British Royal Family attended the first day of races at the Ascot Racecourse on June 19th. Royal Ascot is a permanent fixture on the British Royal Family’s June calendar. The Queen has attended all five days of the horse-racing event since 1953. Click HERE to keep updated on our Royal Ascot coverage. Continue reading
A guest post by Paul Thompson
Royal Wedding fever finally seems to be dissipating a little bit. For a few weeks it seemed to be all the Western World could talk about, and with good reason. While the actual political power of the royal family in England is debatable at this point and some argue that the monarchy is obsolete, this family has put forward a classy, sophisticated, and philanthropic image to the world. Princes William and Harry are beloved in part because of the tragic death of their mother Diana, but also because they’ve represented their strange, high-pressure seat in life with dignity, and even, seemingly, with some self-aware amusement. Throw in the fact that a royal wedding means a rich, beautiful gathering of celebrities from all over the world, and it was hard not to get swept up in the proceedings!
Now that we’re a few weeks past the actual event though, it’s fun to take a look back at some of the stranger and more interesting facts that surrounded it. So without further ado, here are five we’ve noticed and enjoyed.
Members of the British Royal family celebrated the Queen’s Official Birthday by attending the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on June 9th. They rode in carriages to inspect the guards at Horse Guards Parade and then watched a flypast on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace. This was the first year that the Duke of Edinburgh was not present. Continue reading
The Royal Wedding is upon us! Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle later today. This open post brings together all the details, links, and livestreams, and will be updated throughout the day. It is also open to all our your comments and questions. Continue reading
The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended Services commemorating Anzac Day in London and France on April 25th. Organised by the New Zealand and Australian High Commissions, they attended the Services at Wellington Arch, the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, and Westminster Abbey. Continue reading