Month: January 2014

Royal couple Prince William and Kate thank Cornish artist for Prince George children’s book

Royal couple Prince William and Kate thank Cornish artist for Prince George children’s book

Duchess Catherine, Prince George, Prince William
Royal couple Prince William and Kate thank Cornish artist for Prince George children’s book    A WRITER and illustrator who created a book about the baby Prince George has been personally thanked by his parents Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The royal couple sent a postcard of thanks to Emily Stanbury, of St Martin, on the Lizard. Emily also received a letter from the Queen’s lady-in-waiting, saying how much the Royal Family enjoyed reading her book. The writer said she was thrilled her work, which shows how Prince George is taught his official duties, had been so well received. She said: “One of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting wrote to me, thanking me for the book on be half of the Queen and saying how it had brought pleasure to the entire Royal
William and Kate Spent Last Week Checking on Their Overdue Home Renovations

William and Kate Spent Last Week Checking on Their Overdue Home Renovations

Duchess Catherine
William and Kate Spent Last Week Checking on Their Overdue Home Renovations We've not seen much of the Duchess of Cambridge since the start of the New Year, but I can reveal that Kate and Prince William have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their magnificent new home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. Last week the pair were up at Sandringham, the Queen’s 20,000-acre country estate, on which Anmer Hall is located. The vast Georgian pile was a present to William on his 30th birthday, and the couple plan to divide their time between Norfolk and their London residence, Kensington Palace, from now on. The hall has a swimming pool and tennis courts, and with a brand new conservatory adjoining the kitchen, it is the perfect pad for entertaining. As well as meeting the builders and e
Kate Middleton’s Tiara: 5 Things to Know About the Duchess of Cambridge’s Diamond Crown

Kate Middleton’s Tiara: 5 Things to Know About the Duchess of Cambridge’s Diamond Crown

Duchess Catherine
Kate Middleton's Tiara: 5 Things to Know About the Duchess of Cambridge's Diamond Crown Kypros/Getty Images; Jesal / Tanna / Splash News; Speaight/Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) By now you've hopefully recovered from the thrill of seeing Kate Middleton wear a diamond tiara for the first time since the royal wedding. But there's still plenty of amazing details to discover about the crown itself. Therefore, we've complied a list of the top five facts you ought to know about the gorgeous headpiece. 1. Necklace No More: The Lotus Flower tiara that Kate wore last night was originally a necklace created by Garrard Jewelers. In the 1920s, the same company transformed the jewelery into a tiara by request of the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother herself. 2. Fit for a Queen: Yup, yo
Favorite Brands – Handbags

Favorite Brands – Handbags

Duchess Catherine
Favorite Brands – Handbags Emmy: A UK firm started by Emmy Scarterfield, the brand creates beautifully designed and lovingly handmade collection of shoes and accessories. You can follow Emmy on Twitter, visit the company’s Facebook page or read the blog they recently launched. Below we show Kate carrying the ‘Natasha’ clutch in Emmy’s ‘chocolate brown’ and ‘carbon’ colors, done in an elegant suede. Splash News/Emmy Mulberry: A classic British company that continues to grow in popularity, Mulberry was founded in 1971 and still manufactures bags in the UK. The Mulberry blog is here, its Facebook page is here. Kate has been seen carrying Mulberry’s ‘Polly Push Lock‘ several times, she has also carried the Araline in Fuchsia, both are seen below. PHOTOS: Kind permission of IKON Picture
Princess Diana Yellow Gold Necklace

Princess Diana Yellow Gold Necklace

Princess Diana
YELLOW GOLD NECKLACES   THE 'D' NECKLACE Lady Diana Spencer Original caption: Lady Diana Spencer, third daughter of Earl Spencer. This picture was taken in the family home in Northamptonshire. Lady Diana's name has been romantically linked with that of Prince Charles, Heir to the British throne, who celebrates his 32nd birthday today. LADY DIANA SPENCER  Image: © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS Image: © Tim Graham/CORBIS Date Photographed: November 14, 1980 Location Information: Northamptonshire, England, UK Photographer: Tim Graham Princess Diana in "D" Necklace Princess Diana wears a "D" necklace to a polo match in Australia. Image: © Tim Graham/CORBIS Photographer: Tim Graham Date Photographed: ca. October 1985 Location In
Princess Diana Brooches Collections

Princess Diana Brooches Collections

Princess Diana
Princess Diana Brooches Collections QEII FAMILY ORDER Princess Diana Wearing Tiara Princess Diana wears Queen Mary's tiara and family order of Queen Elizabeth pin. Image: © Tim Graham/CORBIS Date Photographed: June 23, 1983 Location Information: Canada   GOLD BROOCH I have no further info and description of this brooch.  If anyone has more information, please share it on this website. Princess Diana with the Royal Hampshire Regiment Princess Diana, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Hampshire Regiment, poses with military officers in Berlin. Image: © Tim Graham/CORBIS Date Photographed: October 1985   BUTLER AND WILSON SNAKE BROOCH   Canada Tour Diana, Princess of Wales, talking to pop star Bryan Adams during a Gala Entertainme
Princess Diana Hand Bag

Princess Diana Hand Bag

Princess Diana
Princess Diana Hand Bag The bag, by the way, is a Gucci Kelly bag.  The loops next to the handle are for the straps.  The bag comes with two keys. From 'The Divided Prince' p.230 by Christopher Andersen, Vanity Fair 20th Anniversary Issue pp.221-252, September 2003 "    ...Four months after the funeral, it was Burrell who opened the black front door to Kensington Palace and welcomed the boys for one last walk through the apartments they had shared with their mother.  William shook Burrell's hand, but "Harry ran across and hugged me," the butler recalled.  "He knew my heart was breaking as much as theirs."  Then, as a tearful Harry held on tight to Burrell, they walked from room to room, picking out mementos to take with them to their new rooms at St. James's Palace.  Among other th