We know how wild HRH is for organics. Wonder if The Keeper of the Royal Hens at Highgrove is on to Omega-3 Chicken Forage Blend?foraging-chickensA signature seed mix from Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply (online as GrowOrganic.com) in the U.S., it would boost the Omega-3 in the eggs that are produced daily for the princely table.

And no, we’re not believing the old canard about Charles’ demand for a row of differently cooked eggs. Not quite.

That would only be plausible if Charles were the kind of prince who had his own Official Harpist.


On a day of dramatic riverfront tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, the National Theatre played its part.

Click the photo to see what made the horse-mad family on the Royal Barge so happy!

It’s not the first time that horse and the Cambridges have been together….

Curious about those garlands of roses on the Royal Barge? Here’s the horticultural scoop.


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Newly crowned, Queen Elizabeth II gazes from the Gold State Coach. (Still from The Royal Channel video.)

Step into the royal time machine and go back to each of the milestone celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II. Click on the image above to watch a short video from The Royal Channel.

This Diamond Jubilee of 60 years is an especially good moment to say God Save the Queen! 

If you’d like to send a congratulatory message online to Her Majesty, click here.

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Many of us get caught up in the Royal Wedding fashion, fun and festivities — and we forget that a year ago today two people made solemn promises to each other.

prince william catherine middleton taking wedding vows westminster

The wedding vows of Prince William and Catherine Middleton were what gave the day its meaning . Take a minute (or eight), and click on the image above for The Royal Channel video of the heart of the ceremony. Anyone who has made similar vows knows how hard it can be to live out those promises.

Special moments during the wedding vows

(stills from The Royal Channel video)

Prince Harry tears up during royal wedding vows

Prince Harry tears up as William makes his promises to Catherine.

Prince William loving look at Catherine during wedding

Prince William looks tenderly at Catherine as she takes her vows.

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With this ring, I thee wed; with my body I thee honor...

Archbishop of Canterbury wraps hands of William and Kate

Kneeling while the Archbishop of Canterbury wraps their right hands in his stole.

prince william kate middleton kneeling during wedding

William and Catherine receive the blessing of the Archbishop, in a scene that recalls the wedding of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier.

Wishing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a happy anniversary of their wedding day, and joy in the years to come!

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Video: Prince William & Kate Middleton engagement interview

April 28, 2012

As we celebrate the Cambridges’ wedding anniversary, take a look back at the first time we saw William and Kate together (without the paparazzi, that is). I know I wasn’t the only one to be jolted by the sight of Princess Diana’s ring, which seemed heavy (in all senses of the word) on Kate’s hand. […]

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Breaking news: Kate to cut her hair for charity

March 31, 2012

Sources at Clarence House confirmed today that the Duchess of Cambridge plans to cut her hair short as part of her charitable work. Speaking off the record, royal aides explained that the Duchess felt too much media attention had been focused on her long hair, and she was embarrassed when news leaked about the cost […]

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Princess Charlene of Monaco echoes Grace at the Oscars

February 26, 2012

Princess Charlene got mixed reviews on the red carpet at tonight’s Oscars. She played her fashion trump card, Queen of Neutrals, in a cream and nude Akris gown. Do you think she deserves the Oscar for Best Costume Design? I think she takes it away for Best Supporting Actress. It’s hard enough for any woman to […]

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Black lace, a shiny horse, and a parade of princesses

January 8, 2012

Black lace is on tap for royal damsels. Twitter went wild when Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge sashayed up the red carpet today in a black lace Alice Temperley dress. As you’ll recall, Temperley was touted as a possible wedding gown designer for the Duchess. The red carpet was for the British premiere of the new […]

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Queen Elizabeth’s royal card trick

January 2, 2012

A tip of the tiara to the Victoria & Albert Museum and their clever souvenirs of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. The museum staff went way beyond commemorative china when they stocked the gift shop in preparation for the exhibit of Cecil Beaton photos of Her Majesty. The playing cards are covered with Beaton’s images of The […]

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A chocolate Christmas with the Spanish royal family

December 23, 2011

Is there such a thing as too much chocolate? A Spanish confectioner created life-size, chocolate figures of the Spanish Royal Family. These figures make me think uncomfortably of chocolate rabbits at Easter. Except the royals don’t have long ears. The back story on these giants of the confectionary world comes from Bekia, along with more […]

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