Funeral of Countess Mountbatten

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal family attended the Funeral of the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, cousin of the Duke and godmother of the Prince, at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge in London on June 27. Click HERE to learn about the Countess, and HERE about her death. Continue reading

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Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh hosted the third and last annual Garden Party of 2017 at Buckingham Palace on June 1st. There are four annual Garden Parties hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyrood House for around 30,000 guests yearly, as well as a few special others. Click HERE to take a look at the first Garden Party, and HERE to check out the second Garden Party.  Continue reading

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

Duchess of Kent’s Tiaras

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