The Queen's look of horror at Turkish first lady's footwear ( 23 November 2011) One always hopes one’s guests will be comfortable. But sometimes they don’t do themselves any favours. As the Queen greeted the first lady of Turkey yesterday, she couldn’t help an admonishing glance at her guest’s six-inch platform shoes. Hayrunnisa Gul, wife of Turkey’s president, tottered gingerly on to the red carpet as she and her husband arrived for lunch at Buckingham Palace. The Queen, in her usual sensible court shoes, appeared somewhat taken aback by her glamorous guest’s footwear. Maybe she was worried about Mrs Gul tripping up on the carpet. Or fretting how she would manage all the stairs in the palace, which has few lifts. No matter. Mrs Gul is something of a stilleto expert. In September s
Meghan Markle Sends a Message With Her Latest Jewelry Choice The Suits star has “practically moved in” with Prince Harry, per reports. Meghan Markle—girlfriend of Prince Harry, Suits actress, lifestyle blogger—no doubt caused a shriek of glee throughout the offices of tabloids across the U.K. this morning when she stepped out—as celebrity-blog parlance goes—to buy flowers. (Why can't Markle have her assistant, or one of the palace guards, go pick up flowers for her, you may be wondering. C’mon, it’s clear she needs to pick out the flowers with the precise vibe she desires herself. She’s a lifestyle blogger, you guys.) Anyway, while she was out in London shopping for these flowers, a photographer, naturally, snapped a whole bunch of photos of her—and, a close zoom (the Daily Mail’s go-
Queen Elizabeth II is set to mark 65 years — Sapphire Anniversary — on the British throne Monday. At 90 years of age, the queen’s recent health issues has raised speculations whether she give up her royal duties. The queen took throne in 1952, in the absence of a male successor following the death of her father King George VI. In Britain, succession to the British throne is determined by descent, gender, legitimacy and religion. However, in 2011, the Act of Settlement was altered before Prince George’s birth to make sure that the succession would not be affected by gender of the child. The queen's husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is the longest serving British consort. The two are parents to four children — Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. A
'Diana wept in front of me before she got married': Designer DAVID SASSOON on the only time he saw the princess he helped to become a fashion icon cry One of Princess Diana’s favourite designers, as well as a trusted confidant, DAVID SASSOON enjoyed extraordinary access to the royal inner circle. Twenty years after her death – as a new exhibition celebrates her rise to global fashion icon – he talks to Margarette Driscoll about the woman behind the wardrobe Who can forget Princess Diana’s dramatic arrival at the Serpentine Gallery on the night in 1994 when Prince Charles confessed his infidelity to Jonathan Dimbleby on TV? The princess’s last-minute outfit choice – a daring, off-the-shoulder black dress by Christina Stambolian, with a trailing chiffon tail, which later became kno
Harry and Meg's 'Royal' wedding: Couple to go public at Pippa's bash THE first “official” outing for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be Pippa Middleton’s May wedding. Harry’s decision to take the divorcee will be viewed as a public declaration of love. Prince William and wife Kate will be there when her sister weds hedge fund manager James Matthews on May 20 - they got engaged last July. The rest of Kate’s family will also be in attendance along with James’ brother Spencer, star of Made In Chelsea and The Jump. A source revealed: “Harry and Meghan are madly in love and he no longer wants to hide that from the world. “He is close to Pippa and has been invited to her wedding and has obviously been given a plus one. “Harry is adamant that he wants to take Meghan with him.” “Ha
The whole world is holding its collective breath for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to make things Instagram-official (hey, it's 2017), but in the meantime, the world will have to settle for plain-ol' pictures and royal proclamations. While the two have been photographed doing cute things like shopping for a Christmas tree and taking last-minute trips together, British paper The Sun reports that for the first time, the two were photographed holding hands. The couple has been dating for six months now, so we assume that hand-holding is definitely okay for even the most staunch royal PDA stipulations. Harry and Markle were photographed outside of London's Soho House, where they had dinner. The club holds some sentimental value for the pair: It's where they were introduced to one another b...
In recent months, young British queens have ascended to the throne of prestige TV. In November, Netflix debuted its series The Crown, which follows the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who came to the throne in 1952. And in January, PBS launched the new drama Victoria, which traces the rise of Queen Victoria in the 19th century. Any historical TV show is bound to make choices about which events and themes are most important. But the shows’ approaches are particularly noteworthy because they reflect 21st-century expectations about women in leadership positions. Contemporary audiences assume that a young woman in power—regardless of the era in which she rules—would necessarily be filled with self-doubt, and be forced to spend much of her time winning over skeptical men. The Crown and Vict
Don't get jealous, Harry! Meghan Markle is reunited with her on-screen fiance as Suits airs for first time since her relationship with Prince Harry went public Meghan Markle, 35, is back in legal drama Suits for the first time since her relationship with Prince Harry became public She shared a romantic embrace with her onscreen fiance in Wednesday's show A trailer for the rest of the series reveals Markle donning an elegant white bridal gown with a full chiffon skirt The Prince's girlfriend was also seen resting her hand on her costar's thigh Harry and Markle are believed to have got together over the summer News emerged of relationship in October and the royal confirmed it in November Meghan Markle is back in legal drama Suits for the first time since her relationship with Prince Harry...
Donald Trump wants to play golf with the Queen at Balmoral for first state visit THE new US President wants to play golf with the Queen at Balmoral during his first state visit this summer. Donald Trump’s team are hoping he can play at least one hole with her on the Scottish estate’s nine-hole course as he seeks to create a photo opportunity to rival the images of Ronald Reagan riding with the Queen at Windsor Castle in 1982. The plans were discussed at a meeting last week with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his deputy Sir Alan Duncan in Downing Street. Among other requests put forward by Mr Trump’s team include a dinner at Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born, an address to both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall, and tea at Buckingham Palace. A source close
If you think your grandmother-in-law is hard to shop for, try buying a Christmas gift for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. "I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas. And I was worried what to give the Queen as her Christmas present. I was thinking, 'Gosh, what should I give her?'" the Duchess of Cambridge said in her first solo interview, which was filmed last year for a documentary made in honor of the Queen's 90th birthday. s it turns out, the best gifts really are the ones that come from the heart. "I thought back to what I would give my own grandparents," said Kate. "And I thought, 'I'll make her something,' which could have gone horribly wrong. But I decided to make my granny's recipe of chutney." The old Middleton family recipe is for marrow chutney...