Pippa on the Hogwarts Express

November 15, 2011

Pippa Middleton might not need any magic to turn herself into a duchess. Her old friend, George Percy (heir to the Duke of Northumberland) could do that, and she’d get to live at Hogwarts (I mean Alnwick Castle) too. They’re shown here, returning to London after last weekend at Alnwick Castle. Harry Potter piles aside, […]

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Body language check — pregnancy watch on Duchess Catherine and Princess Charlene

November 6, 2011

Interesting pose, non? Then add in the Duchess’ refusal to taste the peanut paste she was packing to send to children in Africa…. It’s a tricky job, being a royal; upside is you get to wear a tiara and live in a palace, downside is you have to eat (with good grace) every odd food […]

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The Red Lace Review — Duchess Catherine and other princesses

September 24, 2011

Is Duchess Catherine rocking the red lace? I’m not loving it. Is it the matchy hat? The dark shoes? I’ll only whisper this, but she looks a bit c-h-e-a-p. Is red lace just hard to wear? I remembered this gown of Princess Diana’s: Diana also had a red lace cocktail number, lined in red: Grace […]

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Using the name of Princess Grace to hawk watches

September 16, 2011

I mean “timepieces”. See what Montblanc is selling as part of its Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco. Montblanc is offering necklaces, bracelets, and pens too; no specifics on how much goes to the Princess Grace Foundation. Interesting choice of photo of Her Serene Highness. Looks like she might just shut the curtains on the whole deal. […]

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Did you miss the German royal wedding?

August 27, 2011

The heir to the Kaiser of Germany, a Mr. Georg Prince of Prussia, got married today to Miss Sophie Princess of Isenburg. Never heard of them? Join the club. Which shows that you really can set aside your ruling families and things will smooth out in a few generations. Just leave them with some money […]

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Un, deux, trois at the Red Cross Ball

August 8, 2011

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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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Royal wedding perfection for Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco

July 2, 2011

Princess Charlene is no longer in the bridal shadow of Princess Grace. Now a wedding icon in her own right, the embroidered Armani gown showcased her natural elegance. They married “at home” in the Main Courtyard of the Palais Princier. The guests were almost outnumbered by musicians and priests. Every detail of the wedding, from […]

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