Queen Elizabeth II

Video: Joey the War Horse performs for the Royal Barge

June 4, 2012

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 […]

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Video: Glancing back at the Coronation, and the Silver and Golden Jubilees

June 2, 2012

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 […]

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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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Royal hats at Ascot 2011 — “I have never been so keyed up”

June 16, 2011

Ascot = Hats. Add the Royal Enclosure and you’ve almost got the Ascot Gavotte scene from My Fair Lady. No Cecil Beaton around to design clothes and hats in 2011, so this is what the Windsors came up with. Ev’ry duke and earl and peer is here. Ev’ryone who should be here is here. What […]

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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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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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Royals rock the Abbey

April 18, 2011

You can see that Kate gets her dancing chops from her cousin, Ellen DeGeneres.

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