On Friday, May 18, the Duchess of Cambridge joined her husband Prince William, Prince Harry, and other members of the Royal Family for a rare gathering of the crowned and dethroned heads of the world at a formal lunch to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
We could all see that Kate Middleton looked lovely, coming down the aisle of Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. Now we know that she smelled lovely too, and it wasn't just from the romantically chosen flowers in her bouquet.
Sometime during the early hours of February 6, 1952, King George VI died in his sleep. We do not know the exact moment when he passed away and his 25-year-old daughter, Princess Elizabeth, automatically became the new Queen.
At a recent Buckingham Palace reception to Meet the Press, a first-ever Twitter room was set aside for mobile phones. Twitter's General Manager in the United Kingdom, Tony Wang, snapped the historic sign.
Apart from gazing at marching bands, ‘killing things’ (as Diana used to say), and playing embarrassing games of charades, there’s nothing the Royal Family likes to do better than watch a hefty chap in a short skirt (and hopefully some underwear) toss a large wooden pole called a caber.
Watch the videos of the garden parties in London and Edinburgh, Scotland and choose which one you'd like to attend. Perhaps you prefer the sedate grandeur of the Buckingham Palace grounds? The earthy elegance of Holyrood House and its skirling pipes?
Today in 1977, the Sex Pistols single "God Save The Queen" was released in the UK, and almost instantly banned. It was the year of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and in the conservative conventional UK, the single caused widespread offence, with lyrics including the phrase 'God Save The Queen, She ain't no human being..
As mementos, the Canadian airforce colonel would come to prefer brassieres, panties and lingerie - the fetish trove of intimate apparel that he burgled from scores of residences. But a signed, framed photograph of the sovereign was quite nice.