Today (March 28th), Queen Elizabeth attended the Royal Maundy service at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, England. This is a tradition carried out by Her Majesty at Easter (Maundy Thursday, followed by Good Friday), and this year the monarch handed out Maundy money to 87 women and 87 men (the Queen turns 87 on April 21st).
Each person received two purses, one red and one white; A 5 GBP coin and 50 pence coin commemorating the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in the red purse.
The white purse contains the uniquely minted Maundy Money. This takes the form of silver one, two, three and four penny pieces, the sum of which equals the number of years the Monarch’s age.
The tradition has been upheld since the fifteenth century, and is given out to the elderly. Read More »
One isn’t sure if you’ve been keeping up with the Windsors, but St. James’s Palace announced on Monday that Prince Harry will be in America May 9th-May 15th.
We the people are psyched, but before everyone starts booking their tickets to Vegas, I must tell you that Nevada will not get the chance to welcome His Royal Highness.
Washington, D.C., Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will have the pleasure of hosting Harry as he tours Arlington National Cemetery visits wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and attends the Warrior Games in Denver. Read More »
“She seemed like a princess, she looked pretty and had lovely hair.”
From the mouths of babes. A Really Wild “Lindsey” hat, French wellies and a good head of hair is all it takes to make a princess.
The Duchess of Cambridge (not yet a princess) joined others like herself at Great Tower Scout camp today (March 22nd) in Windermere, Cumbria, United Kingdom for volunteer training.
According to Getty, the training course is being run in Great Tower, one of the Scout Association’s national activity centres set in 250 acres of land offering a wide range of land and water based activities, including archery, low and high ropes, climbing, abseiling, sailing and canoeing.
Catherine, who is five months along in her pregnancy, helped start a fire despite the snowy weather, and cooked a sweat bread treat over the fire. Read More »
The Duchess of Cambridge budled up for an official trip to London’s Baker Street tube station today (March 20th), joining Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to celebrate the Underground’s 150th anniversary.
Inside the station, a particular train was named in Her Majesty’s honor, which boasts air-conditioned walk-through trains, according to the Daily Express‘s Richard Palmer.
Catherine dressed her bump in a Marlene Birger beaded coat with back pleating, and accessorized with a black pillbox hat she wore to Harry Aubrey-Fletcher‘s wedding in January 2011.
Palmer reports that Catherine asked the Queen and Prince Philip if she could join them on their engagement. Both households compared diaries and then the Queen formally extended an invite. Read More »
Inside the offices of Child Bereavement UK today (March 19th) the Duke and Duchess met with many eager faces, including members of staff, bereaved children and adults, like British culinary master Mary Berry.
Berry, famed chef, television presenter and host of the Great British Bake-Off, has been a patron of the charity for eight years, having lost her son, William in a car accident in 1989.
The Duchess of Cambridge was first to greet Berry, admitting that she and her sweet tooth love Berry’s recipes.
“I love your cookbooks and I love your cakes, they’re so delicious,” Catherine told Berry, according to Sky News royal correspondent Paul Harrison. Read More »
For the past few days, it’s been all about Gwyneth Paltrow and her transition from Guinness-chugging brown rice-noshing Goopy-Goop to a revitalized wife and mother. That’s all well and good, but let’s look at how pretty she is on the cover of April 2013′s Self Magazine!
Ok, a bit photoshopped, which is a little unsettling given Paltrow’s natural beauty.
Aside from her much-publicized interview, in which she discusses changing her diet to better suit her mood, Paltrow loves herself a bit of royalty.
Of course she’s a fan of the Duchess of Cambridge, despite never having had an audience with the former commoner. Read More »
Today (March 19th) the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the offices of Child Bereavement UK in Buckinghamshire, England, a charity set up to support families who have lost a child, as well as those who have lost a parent.
Prince William has been a patron of the CB UK for three years now, and in October 2011, he and 100 Women in Hedge Funds raised almost $1 million dollars for the cause. According to the Daily Mail, the money goes towards training professionals to provide ongoing support to grieving families.
That event, held at St. James’s Palace, saw the Duchess of Cambridge in a gorgeous red gown by Beulah London.
Today, Catherine wore Topshop‘s black “Contrast Collar” dress under Goat‘s “Redgrave” coat, according to Grazia Magazine. You may recognize the court shoes, as they were the same ones that got caught in a grate while HRH greeted the Irish Guards on Sunday (March 17th). Read More »
Ah, Mr. Gary Goldsmith. Carole Middleton‘s younger brother once brought a bit of shame to his extended family in 2009, when he offered drugs and prostitutes to an undercover News Of The World reporter at his Ibiza home, aptly named “La Masion de Bang Bang.”
Goldsmith was filmed cutting up cocaine in his kitchen, and spoke about being able to organize drug deliveries to London. He also bragged that once the future king and queen move into Buckingham Palace, he’ll have run of the place.
“I’ve got my own rooms, the Goldsmith Wing! I’m going to be the Duke of Slough!”
Today, news of Goldsmith’s exclusive interview with HELLO! Magazine hit the interweb, and heaven only knows what’s going through Carole’s head. Read More »