WALLIS SIMPSON AND EDWARD VIII Although she was still married to her second husband when they met in 1931, the Prince of Wales couldn’t help but be drawn to Wallis Simpson. Charming, sophisticated, always impeccably dressed and with an American’s instinctive lack of servility towards the monarchy, she was unlike anyone the Prince had ever met in the court presided over by his father King George V, a man who didn’t believe in putting jokes in speeches or appearing in public without a top hat. After his father’s death, Edward reigned for only 10 months, giving up the throne in 1936 to forge a new life as the Duke of Windsor with his beloved Wallis. The advent of a less conservative social order has meant history has judged his striking American wife more kindly than was the case then. Wa
Planes Banned From Flying Over Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Wedding Venue Planes and drone are not allowed to fly over the Windsor Castle grounds on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced on Saturday night that the airspace above the St. George Chapel where the "Suits" star and the Duke are set to exchange "I do's" will be restricted on May 19. Thus, aeroplanes and drones are prohibited in the area. According to CAA, the flight ban was requested for "safety and security" reasons. However, some believed that it was done on purpose because there are constantly planes flying over Windsor Castle and it's noisy. It might distract the guests as well as the bride and groom as they exchange their vows. Aircraft flying low over the castle have ca...
This is why Pippa Middleton has virtually disappeared from the spotlight Something has changed with Pippa Middleton. Where she was once the most talked about woman in the world, second only to her older sister Kate, her rise to prominence was a sure thing. After gaining international fame as maid of honour at the royal wedding in 2011, there was a party planning book, columns with Vanity Fair and er, Waitrose, as well as a guest presenting gig on Good Morning America. The future looked bright. All were relatively short-lived and by 2016, she had retreated from public life completely, save for a few select charity appearances. In the early days of Kate and Prince William's relationship, Pippa was steadfastly by her sister's side, in particular during their well-documented split...
Prince Harry SECRETLY introduces Meghan Markle to ‘very significant person’ in his life PRINCE Harry has secretly introduced his future wife Meghan Markle to a “very significant person” in his life following the couple’s visit to Cardiff on Thursday, it has been revealed. Tiggy Legge-Bourke took the role of the ginger royal’s motherly figure after the death of Princess Diana in 1997 - Harry was only 12 when he was told of the tragic loss. A source said that the prince “couldn’t wait” to introduce his former nanny to Meghan Markle. They said: “Harry couldn’t wait to introduce Meghan to Tiggy." They also told The Sun: “Although the two women are very different, they got on famously. “She’s a very significant person in Harry’s life, almost like a mother-figure, as she looked afte
Meghan Markle citizenship: Will Prince Harry’s bride lose American passport when she weds? MEGHAN MARKLE will marry Prince Harry in May, but the American-born TV star won’t automatically become a British citizen on her wedding day. Will she keep her American passport? Meghan Markle, 36, will marry Prince Harry, 33, in May this year after 18 months of dating. An American citizen, Meghan will become part of the Royal Family when she marries. But will she become a British citizen? And will she retain her American passport? Harry’s communications secretary has spoken about Meghan’s immigration status, and said she would be "compliant with immigration requirements at all times” He continued: “I can also say she intends to become a UK citizen and will go through the process of that, whi
Meghan Markle wedding: What did Meghan wear for her first wedding dress? The world will be watching when Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry in May, not just for the biggest wedding of 2018, but who and what the actress will wear. So what wedding dress did Meghan choose for her first wedding? Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry is not the first time the actress has walked down the aisle. In 2011, Meghan married film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating back in 2004. The couple got engaged in 2010 after being together for six years and got married in September 2011 in Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios. Pictures from the wedding show guests enjoying games on the beach in the run up to the big day, but what did Meghan Markle’s wedding dress look like? Photographs from her speci
Back to school: Meghan Markle attending Princess lessons ahead of Royal Wedding MEGHAN Markle is going through ‘finishing school’ to turn her into a princess. Ahead of tying the knot with Prince Harry, the US actress is taking lessons in etiquette and elocution. A royal source told the Daily Star Sunday: “Meghan is on a crash course with a trusted coach used by the royals. “There’ll be no stone unturned as in less than 12 weeks all eyes will be on her – there is no room for error. “Harry has been brought up living and breathing all this. “He has a lifetime of nurturing and breeding behind him but Meghan has a matter of weeks to learn what she needs to be accepted at the royal court. “If she was left without guidance, the marriage would begin in the same vein as Diana and Charles
How Meghan Markle's Fashion Is More 'Accessible' Than Kate Middleton's Meghan Markle has done much more than just win Prince Harry's heart—she's made quite the impact on the fashion industry as well and could be changing some of the perspectives of the royal family a whole. The so-called "Meghan Effect" has been in full swing since Markle and Harry announced their plans to marry at the end of September, with pieces Markle wearing causing a stir online, and in many cases selling out. The phenomenon is one that is reminiscent of the one that has followed her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, since her own arrival into the royal family back on 2011. Another way the Meghan Effect has impacted the industry has been through the increased traffic to fashion blogs that are devoted to the styles
Meet the Princess who charmed William and Kate during Sweden visit Meet the most influential royal you have probably never heard of, helping to keep republicanism at bay in her native Sweden. She is Princess Estelle, the five-year-old Duchess of Ostergotland, who charmed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their recent visit to Stockholm. The vivacious youngster is being credited with a surge in the approval rating of the Swedish royals, which was languishing at just 50 per cent for many years until recently. A sex scandal which engulfed King Carl XVI Gustav, who marks 45 years on the throne this year, was partly to blame for their drop in popularity. Now his eldest daughter Victoria and her firstborn Estelle are winning over the public. When Crown Princess Victoria, 40, an...
Royal wedding blow for Camilla: 30% think Harry and Meghan should NOT invite Duchess THREE out of 10 Britons don’t think Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, should be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, according to a new survey. The You Gov poll found nearly one in eight people think Camilla should actively not be invited while a further 22 per cent didn’t know - meaning that only seven out of 10 think she should definitely be there on the big day. The results will come as a blow to Prince Charles’s second wife, who has a good relationship with her stepsons Princes William and Harry despite being named by their mother Princess Diana as the “third person” in her marriage. The survey of more than 1,600 people also found that three times as many people think former US P