Oh Canada – you are feverishly preparing for the most eagerly anticipated sightseeing trip of the year. In exactly one day, William and Kate, aka the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will arrive in (according to the Government of Canada’s very formal and complete itinerary) the National Capital Region.
We know a lot about the royal couple, but do they know much about you, Canada? I will speak to you as though you are a person, Canada. I expect you have prepared big, fat, boring briefing books for the royal couple, and that isn’t fair, because those statistics are overwhelming. Keep it simple – make each city on the tour “come alive” in three simple phrases.
I will help you. More
Today, YourTango has an article about why it’s great to plan your wedding in six months just like Prince William and Kate Middleton. I’m going to tell you why it’s not. That reason is because you are not Kate Middleton. And the reason Kate is able to plan a wedding of huge scale in a mere six months is because she’s not planning it. More
You know what we like? Kate Middleton’s style. You know what we like even better than that? Royals who get their drink on. More
The biggest story of the day is, of course, the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Every detail of the story – from the ring to the proposal – has been dissected in the press. One of those details is the fact that William asked Kate’s father for permission to marry his daughter. (To be fair, he asked Kate first, but still.) Many people consider this an incredibly romantic act, but I disagree. I find it old-fashioned at best and sexist at worst. More
Waity-Katie waits no more! Kate Middleton and Prince William have officially announced their engagement. So, he’s gone, now. Here are some replacements. They’re super hot. Well, most of them, anyway.
For today’s feature on Royal Fashion, we’ll take a look at some of the gowns worn by England’s Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901). 1842 painting of ‘The Young Queen Victoria’ by Franz Xavier Winterhalter (1806-1873). Queen Victoria reigned for 63 … More
To whet your appetite and get ready to watch ‘The Young Victoria’, visit the official site and watch the trailer below. The movie, scheduled for theatrical release in the United Kingdom on March 6, 2009, was shot on location at … More
Are you in the mood for a romantic royal movie? There’s one coming up real soon, and it promises to be a something any royal-watcher would love to see! ‘The Young Victoria’, based on the story of Queen Victoria’s early … More
Here’s a very special video of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth presenting the Imperial State Crown sometime in the 1970s. The Queen describes the Crown in detail, telling the stories behind its main jewels, including the Cullinan Diamond. She also makes reference … More
Prince William and Prince Harry at the Odeon for the Royal World Premiere of ‘Quantum of Solace’. Prince William and Prince Harry, back in Britain from their 1000-mile bike ride across South Africa, cut dashing figures at the Royal World … More
Emperor Akihito; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles, Prince of Wales; and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 28, 2008. Prince Charles and Camilla arrived in Tokyo, Japan on October 27, 2008 to start off their … More
Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, was in West Sussex last week to re-open the Old Shoreham Toll Bridge, which dates from 1781. The old bridge was refurbished over six months, using £500,000 that local residents helped to raise. The … More
Queen Elizabeth signs the book of guests of honour while Prince Philip looks on at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, on October 23, 2008. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have wrapped up state visits to Slovenia and Slovakia … More
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie spent some quality time with their mom, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, over dinner at Cipriani this week. The mom-and-daughters trio was joined by Princess Beatrice’s boyfriend Dave Clark. Beatrice left the London restaurant … More