Oh, stop it. I think I might love Carrie Bradshaw in high school more than I love Carrie Bradshaw in her 30s.
In tonight’s episode (“Fright Night”) Bradshaw (played by AnnaSophia Robb) dresses up as Diana, Princess of Wales on her wedding day. She takes along Walt as her Prince Charles (albeit it a better-looking one).
Bradshaw gets an A for effort, even if her Emanuel knock-off isn’t nearly as poofy as Diana’s was. Read More »
When Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced she will abdicate the throne in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, few eyebrows were raised.
The more important matter was whether or not Queen Elizabeth, 86, would ever do the same. The answer is a simple “no,” but it’s a valid question, given Her Majesty’s age.
However, the Queen took her vows very seriously on June 2nd, 1953 and will remain sovereign until her very last breath. Read More »
Arriving at Farringdon tube station in their Bentley this morning, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were handed special edition Oyster cards (tube passes) for a ride to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.
According to the Daily Mail, Farringdon Station was one of the first to be built in 1863 and is known as “the birthplace” of the tube.
The Mail (and a few other outlets) noticed that the train that the couple took was clean, on time and air conditioned, something that is not always true of public transportation (can I get an amen?). Read More »
Mmmmmk, so Tatler Magazine has named the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s cocker spaniel one of Britain’s most fascinating people.
Lupo was one of the society’s magazine’s most searched-for personalities on its website.
Lupo is Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s cocker spaniel and, joyfully, he has started to make public appearances at polo matches if his master is competing. Lives in North Wales (he’s wonderful at keeping Kate company while William is away on RAF business) and LOVES Prince Harry. Can’t stand tabloid intrusions, has a dedicated Twitter account.
The March issue is available on newsstands everywhere this Friday. On its site, Tatler instructs reaers to “study very closely indeed. You need to know who they are.”
Yesterday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands really let down the sisterhood by announcing she will abdicate the Dutch throne come April 30th. Her mother, Queen Juliana and grandmother, Queen Wilhemina each did the same when they reached their seventies, so when the announcement came yesterday, royal watchers weren’t surprised.
Today, the question on everyone’s mind is: “Will Queen Elizabeth do the same?”
Certainly not. Her Majesty took a vow of duty on June 2nd, 1953 and dedicated her “whole life, whether it be long or short” to serving as sovereign on her 21st birthday. The job is a lifelong commitment and, in my mind, can’t just be passed down to the heir because one grows tired of ruling his or her country.
I emailed Richard Palmer of the Daily Express, a veteran royal reporter whose opinion on the matter I was quite curious about. I asked Palmer if this was at all possible in England, a question I knew the answer to before he even had a chance to respond.
“You never know what might happen,” Palmer wrote, “but we are always led to believe by historians and royal advisers that the Brits just don’t go in for it. Read More »
2013 may not see as many celebratory events as 2012, but there is still much to pop out the champers for this year. Though she did ascend the throne on February 6th, 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth’s coronation took place a year later on June 2nd, 1953.
Millions worldwide listened to the radio broadcast, and many were able to view the proceedings on live television. Prince Charles was allowed to attend the historical occasion, but Princess Anne – just two at the time – was a bit too young and therefore had to hang back at Buckingham Palace.
Still, the spare and then-heir got dolled up for the occasion in designs by Miss Hodgson of Sloane Street, according to the Daily Mail.
Buckingham Palace has announced events to commemorate the anniversary, with a service at Westminster Abbey on June 4th at 11am, to be attended by Her Majesty and members of the royal family. According to Sky News reporter Paul Harrison, the Queen will travel to the abbey in a car, rather than a state landau. Read More »
Yesterday, the Daily Mail‘s Richard Kay revealed that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge accepted an honorary membership at the prestigious All England Club. Her Royal Highness is a keen tennis fan, having attended several Wimbledon matches at the historic club.
“The Duchess was pleased to accept the kind offer, particularly given her interest in tennis,” a royal aide said. Catherine is already an honorary member of the Queen’s Club in West London.
Some say she may be offered the position of club president once its current holder, the Duke of Kent, 77, steps down.
The new member will most likely be watching this year’s tournament from Kensington Palace (or the hospital), as she is due to give birth in July.
Wimbledon 2013 kicks off Monday, June 24th.
It was a happy week for both Prince Harry‘s family and Britain as the spare made his way back home from the front lines of Afghanistan.
Harry allowed press onto his base, where he talked about his duties as an Apache helicopter co-pilot gunner, and complained (albeit ever-so-politely) about the lack of privacy he and his family receive.
In fashion, we had a jolly good time looking at the Duchess of Cambridge‘s many fantastic headpieces. I joined in on the fun with my very own fascinator, a special gift from my grandmother (also a fan of Her Royal Highness). Read More »