Nineteen Christmas gift tags signed by the Queen and other members of the Royal Family have been put up for auction by a relative of a former royal bodyguard The heart-warming tags were attached to presents once under the royal Christmas tree, using pet names for each other. It is believed the tags date from the early 1970s and are signed by a roll call of senior royals at that time. The Queen signs her tags ‘Mummy’ to Princess Anne and Prince Andrew, and Lilibet, to other family members. The two Lilibet cards, addressed to David and Nicholas, are thought to refer to Viscount Linley, Princess Margaret’s son, and Lord Nicholas Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Kent’s son. Lilibet is the nickname given to the monarch when she was a little girl and was used by King George VI and the Queen
Princess Michael of Kent has sparked public outrage after claiming that animals don't have rights because they don't pay taxes The outspoken royal told an audience at the Henley Literary Festival that despite being an animal lover she did not believe they had rights as "you only have rights if you pay your taxes". She said: I’m a great animal lover and I’m involved in a lot of conservation, but animals don’t have rights. They don’t have bank accounts. They don’t vote. We have obligations. We have obligations to animals, but to say they have rights? They don’t have rights. You only have rights if you pay your taxes. You earn your rights. – PRINCESS MICHAEL OF KENT The Princess' comments drew criticism on Twitter: Source: ITV NEWS
Prince William air ambulance rescue girl 'critical' in hospital A girl flown to hospital by Prince William after she was hit by a car in Bedfordshire is in a critical condition, police have said. The nine-year-old girl is being treated for a broken pelvis and legs after the accident in Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. She is being cared for at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. The Duke of Cambridge, who recently began a job as a co-pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, was pictured at the crash scene on Tuesday. The girl was walking along Old Road at about 15.40 BST when a blue Mercedes and a silver Ford KA crashed, knocking her over. A second girl received minor injuries. Anyone who saw what happened has been asked to contact police. Source: BBC
Prince Harry launched the Walking With The Wounded 1,000-mile walk around Britain, and vowed that he would show his support by joining the team at some point on their journey Back in March – in the same week that he announced he would be leaving the Army – Prince Harry launched the Walking With The Wounded 1,000-mile walk around Britain, and vowed that he would show his support by joining the team at some point on their journey. On Wednesday, the Prince honoured his promise and met up with the six wounded service personnel, including two from the US, who have undertaken the challenge. Harry was in high spirits as he joined Stewart Hill, Kirstie Ennis, Andrew Bement, Matt Fisher, Alec Robotham and Scott Ransley in Shropshire for a 17-mile stretch of their route, which runs from Balmoral
Princess Charlotte will wear dresses when she learns how to walk The 5-month-old daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was born into a "traditional" family - according to Princess Catherine's favourite children's wear designer, Rachel Riley - and won't wear a frock until she can walk. Rachel shared: "Because they're a traditional family, I'm sure that she'll wear babysuits for the first year, and then only when she's walking will she then move into dresses." Most babies take their first steps between 9 and 12 months old and are walking well by the time they're 14 or 15 months old. And the designer thinks that the little princess has a while to wait before she's allowed to even wear two-piece sets. She added: "Even in terms of separates, I don't think she'll be wearing sepa...
Pippa Middleton was spotted with her ex-boyfriend Alex Loudon in the posh neighbourhood of Fulham in London on Saturday, Sept. 26 The younger sibling of Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cambridge, was pictured enjoying lunch in an outdoor restaurant. Middleton, 32, and her ex, 35, were reportedly engaged in conversation as they had lunch. There was no alcohol on their table; just Perrier sparkling mineral water, People reports. Middleton opted to wear a beige top with a V neckline during the lunch out. She completed her look with a bright blue scarf around her neck. She also kept her tresses tied into a low ponytail with a side part. Sources claim that the former couple are just friends now, and that Middleton is very much in love with her boyfriend Nico Jackson, who is ...
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge donned the hun in 2011 during her trip to Los Angeles Even Hollywood's starlets need a cute and simple hair do on the go, which is why Khloe Kardashian, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Hilary Duff and more are rocking the half bun trend known as the "hun." The slightly undone look features a small messy bun on top of your head while the rest of your hair remains long, creating an adorable and fun do. The low-maintenance trend has been making its way into Instagram posts and even on to red carpets proving that polished isn't always better. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge may have set the trend when she donned a regal version of the look during her trip to Los Angeles with Prince William in 2011. The brunette beauty enjoyed the half-up look with loose curls
If anyone can make being a third wheel look good it's Prince Harry The handsome 31-year-old joined his older brother Prince William and his sister-in-law Catherine Duchess of Cambridge as they watched England battle Wales during the 2015 Rugby World Cup on Saturday. Although the royal family attended the game together, they were divided on which team they wanted to win. Prince Harry sported a white shirt to show his support for Team England, but Prince William wore a red jacket with the Welsh logo embroidered on the front. Even Princess Kate styled a red scarf over her black blouse to cheer on Team Wales (she and her husband lived on the Welsh island of Anglesey during the first years of their marriage). The trio were all smiles for most of the evening, but Prince Harry wasn't too h...
Queen Silvia presented Queen Rania of Jordan an award at the charity event Queen Silvia of Sweden has been making the rounds in New York City. On Thursday night, she attended the World Childhood Foundation event. Her majesty, who is founder of the foundation, looked stunning in a floor length red gown with a rose detail, accessorized with long red shawl. At the event, the 71-year-old monarch presented an award to Queen Rania of Jordan for her work in advocating for children’s rights in her country. Queen Rania chose a fashionable black and white trouser and shirt ensemble for the evening. Also present at the charity event was actress Uma Thurman. The Pulp Fiction star took to the stage to give a speech about the organization’s work to prevent child abuse and the exploitation of childr
Royal's hipster best places & few more amazing locales around the world No one could believe their eyes when Queen Letizia of Spain and husband King Felipe VI stepped out in Madrid's "hipster" neighborhood Malasaña on September 26. Dressed down in jeans, the couple caught a late Saturday night movie and headed to Gumbo, a Cajun restaurant where specialties include fried green tomatoes for $9.80 and jambalaya for around $14. As they mingled with the locals, one lucky onlooker, @raqueloffduty, snapped a photo of herself with the royal couple in front of a graffiti-covered wall, posting it with the caption: "THE ROYAL FAMILY". The King and Queen often frequent the Malasaña barrio and are known for showing up by surprise at neighborhood restaurants after making reservations under a ps