British Royals

Bizarre Diana, Princess of Wales statue showing her riding a horse on an upturned car set to be unveiled in Trafalgar Square

Memorials and tributes are expected around the world next year to mark the 20th anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales’s death, but perhaps one of the most ill-conceived is that of a proposed memorial of the late Diana riding a horse upon an overturned car in Trafalgar Square. The Danish artist Poul R. Weile says he needs £430,000 in public donations to fund the project. Once the funding is…
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International royals

Queen Sirikit returns home from hospital

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, sent out a statement on 29 November stating that the dowager Queen had been released from the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital after being treated for a fever and a lung infection. Queen Sirikit returned to her home at the…
FeaturesInsightThe Yorks

Who is Princess Beatrice of York?

Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York was born on 8 August 1988, as the first child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his wife, Sarah, Duchess of York. Beatrice has a younger sister, Eugenie, who was born in 1990. Princess Beatrice was named after Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, and her middle names come from her grandmothers. After Princess Charlotte of Cambridge’s birth in 2015, she…
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History

Royal Burials: Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey has been entwined with royalty since its foundation. All but two coronations have taken place there, as have 16 royal weddings (beginning with that of King Henry I of England to Matilda of Scotland, and most recently that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011). There is a long and storied history of the monarchs who rest at Westminster Abbey, stretching from the 1060s to…
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The Queen

Queen Elizabeth makes the best dressed list

Add “fashionista” to the already crowded list of accolades Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has received in her 90th year. She has been placed on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List in a category of her own. In a “Special Citation,” the Queen is honoured…
British Royals

David Emanuel reveals details about designing Diana, Princess of Wales’ wedding dress

David Emanuel became world famous in 1981 after Lady Diana Spencer emerged from a glass coach on 29 July wearing a wedding dress designed by his and his then-wife’s label. Emanuel noted that there was no “pomp or ceremony” to Diana’s dress fittings, and that only he, his wife, and Diana knew what the dress looked like prior to the wedding. “The highlight was being asked in the first…
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