New Details About Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral Revealed Here's what we know about the secret plan known as "London Bridge is down." Earlier this year, we reported on exactly what will happen when the Queen dies. And now, further details about the royal preparations have been made public. The Guardian published a deep dive into the secret plan for the days after the Queen's death. Here's what we now know about "London Bridge is down." THE PLAN DATES BACK TO THE 1960S. All the major players meet two to three times a year to refine the details and to inform the various non-permanent government officers, police, broadcasters, etc., of any updates or changes. THE QUEEN'S PRIVATE SECRETARY, SIR CHRISTOPHER GEIDT WILL THEN BE THE ONE TO SHARE THE NEWS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER. A coded phrase
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Kensington Palace opens an exhibition chronicling the fashions of the late Princess Diana. The show, which is titled "Diana: Her Fashion Story," will run throughout 2017. But as easy as it is to be spirited away but the clothing itself, KP is also an intrinsic part of Diana's larger story. Diana lived in Kensington Palace throughout her marriage, and even after her divorce from Prince Charles. Her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, grew up at the palace, and still officially call it home. While Anmer Hall is where Prince William and Kate Middleton primarily reside, they will switching their home-base to KP later this year. Somewhat similarly, it's easy to overlook Kensington Palace's role as an exhibition space. But KP will also host a show on three more British princesses this y...
Princess Diana was—and still is—loved by millions of people all over the world. She was not only seen as Prince Charles' wife, but also as the people's princess. She married into the royal family in 1981, and since her tragic death in 1997, has been remembered as a woman of grace, style, and empathy. As her own children grow older and start families of their own, the memory of Princess Diana has been at the forefront of many people's minds, especially when it comes to Catherine Duchess of Cambridge — her son, William's, wife. Everything from similar style choices to the way they exude love towards all, especially children, has both brought about a new generation of those who adore Princess Diana and placed the events of her life on somewhat of a pedestal. But in royal writer Sally Be
Princess Diana's Private Letters Reveal Troubling Start To Her Marriage Six handwritten letters from the late Princess Diana are set to be auctioned off next month. The letters, addressed to the princess' personal secretary, Jane Parsons M.B.E, are believed to provide an “intimate glimpse" into the troubled marriage of the Princess of Wales and Prince Charles. In one of the letters, written on August 15, 1981 — during the royal couple's honeymoon — Diana referred to the trip as "a perfect opportunity to catch up on sleep…,” Vanity Fair reports. The letters also offer a peek into Diana's life as a mother and the kindness she frequently offered to her staff. In another letter written after Prince William was born, Diana wrote about not wanting her staff to feel “exhausted, overworked
Something's wrong with this Prince Charles and Princess Diana stamp - but can YOU spot it? A Royal Mail stamp featuring a picture of Prince Charles and Princess Diana when they were married resurfaced online this week after Twitter users spotted a big mistake with it - can you see what the problem is? The stamp, which is dated back to 1981, caused quite a stir on Twitter when users noticed something very wrong. At first glance, the stamp appears just a regular portrait of the royal couple in their younger years. But, if you study the picture closely, you'll be able to spot the flaw. One person on Twitter pointed out the mistake. They were the same height pic.twitter.com/I9YVAcU4hn — Philip N Cohen (@familyunequal) March 18, 2017 He uploaded a picture of the stamp with the captio
Princess Diana letters reveal honeymoon with Charles was 'perfect opportunity to sleep' UNSEEN handwritten letters by Princess Diana reveal how her honeymoon with Prince Charles was a “perfect opportunity to catch up on some sleep”. Writing to personal secretary Jane Parsons MBE, the Princess of Wales also admitted she hoped her firstborn son Prince William would not “resent” her for going away on tour. Among the collection of intimate letters, thought to be particularly rare is the Princess sent to Miss Parsons during her honeymoon with Prince Charles. Written on Royal Yacht Britannia crested paper and dated August 15, 1981, she wrote: “The honeymoon was a perfect opportunity to catch up on sleep”. A typed tally of correspondence received after the birth of Prince William includes
Prince William, the heir to the British throne, on Monday skipped a major ceremony with Queen Elizabeth and other royals to celebrate Commonwealth Day. Instead he was spotted in the Swiss alps, drinking beer on the ski slopes with friends after partying into the early hours the night before at a club in the posh ski resort town of Verbier, the Daily Mail reported. The British tabloids were also eager to point out that he seemed very friendly during a leisurely lunch Monday at a mountainside restaurant with a blonde 24-year-old Australian model named Sophie Taylor. It is believed that William left his wife, Kate Middleton, and their young children at home for this “lads only” weekend jaunt, returning to England late Monday afternoon. The prince’s decision to miss the Westminster
The 2017 Commonwealth service took place yesterday at Westminster Abbey, with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall all in attendance. There were, however, two people visibly absent from the annual multi-faith celebration: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Luckily for everyone, Prince Harry was on hand to represent Kensington Palace at the Commonwealth service, doing a stellar job. Prince William’s absence was explained when photos emerged of the 34-year-old royal enjoying a boys skiing holiday on the slopes of Verbier with close friends, enjoying the Swiss après-ski life until the early hours. Whilst William is unwinding in Switzerland, Kate is said to be enjoying some family time before the couple head to Paris together this w
When will Prince Charles become king? Prince Charles has been first-in-line to the throne for 65 years, longer than any other heir in UK history. Should he replace the Queen, he would be the oldest monarch to accede to the throne. Over the past few years, however, Charles has taken on more of his 90-year-old mother's duties as a kind of "unofficial co-regency" and last night, represented her at an evening reception to mark Commonwealth Day. So is it time for the Queen to step down? Constitutionally, there is nothing to prevent Queen Elizabeth, who became the UK's longest-reigning monarch last September, from stepping down. Her uncle, Edward VIII, famously abdicated in 1936 in order to marry US divorcee Wallis Simpson, making his brother, the Queen's father, King George VI. ...