The Windsors

Princess Beatrice — fashion redemption?

July 31, 2011

Princess Beatrice’s sin against fashion was grave indeed when she wore That Hat to Kate and William’s wedding in April. In the wake of the headgear horror, Bea’s mother revealed that a stylist had been engaged because Fergie was too busy to “go around the shops” with Bea. No comment. Bea’s bride-to-be friends must have […]

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Prince William and Kate abandon royal fans in North America

July 11, 2011

What do you mean, they went home? I thought this was the new normal — headline of the day would always be Kate’s latest outfit. Followed by another geography lesson on Canada as they criss-crossed the country, the royal press pack trailing after them, tweeting complaints about bad transport. I still maintain that one of […]

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TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the natives

July 8, 2011
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Look like a Princess Bride with royal wedding earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane

June 26, 2011

A glittering pair of replica royal wedding earrings can scatter princess stardust over your wedding day ensemble. It’s hard to book Westminster Abbey or St. Paul’s Cathedral for your wedding site, but easy as steak-and-kidney pie to find earrings modeled on the diamonds worn by Princess Diana or her daughter-in-law (a woman of so many […]

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Prince Albert of Monaco takes the gold in wedding prep

May 30, 2011

In all these decades of waiting for the right girl, Prince Albert may have been a Secret Wedding Planner. How else to explain the seamless and tasteful wedding preparations in Monaco? I bet the Prince has been jotting down wedding notes over the years. Perhaps there’s something to be said for an Older Groom? Part […]

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Catherine and Michelle, together at last

May 24, 2011

Who cares about the men? The guys cropped out of this particular photo are the President of the United States and Prince William of Wales. Small fry. Also rans. Yesterday’s news. This is the first meeting of two women we love to read about: Michelle Obama and HRH Princess William/Duchess of Cambridge/hope of the royal […]

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Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie are free of their minders

May 7, 2011

News today that the princesses have lost their bodyguards. No, they didn’t give them the slip. Someone with a grain of sense at the Metropolitan Police decided that half a million pounds a year was a bit steep for, basically, escorting two princesses out of nightclubs. So the girls will no longer have protection officers […]

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Royal wedding fashion train-wreck, and only 5 days to go

April 25, 2011

What happened to the legendary British reserve and stiff-upper-lip? The females in the royal wedding are freaking out over fashion — in public! Here’s the state of play on Day 5 in the Royal Wedding Fashion Countdown: * Prince William’s aunt, Sophie Wessex, throws a hissy fit IN THE STREET outside the atelier of couturier […]

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Which is your favorite Windsor engagement photo? William & Kate? Charles & Camilla?

April 23, 2011

Why are some royal engagement photos riveting and some a snooze? See generations of Windsor engagement photos, and get insightful analysis by veteran royal photographer Arthur Edwards. Then report back and name your favorite. William and Kate? Charles and Diana? Here’s mine. Why? Transparent happiness.

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Queen Elizabeth and her birthday horse, Burmese

April 21, 2011

For 17 years Queen Elizabeth rode sidesaddle to her birthday parade, Trooping the Colour, on her horse Burmese. How would you like to have “must be able to ride sidesaddle” in your job description? The Queen and Burmese practiced each year in the gardens at Buckingham Palace. They survived some unseasonably hot parade days, and […]

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