Tag: Buckingham Palace

India Hicks was a bridesmaid at Charles and Diana’s wedding. Twenty years after the princess’s death, she shares her very personal memories

India Hicks was a bridesmaid at Charles and Diana’s wedding. Twenty years after the princess’s death, she shares her very personal memories

Princess Diana, Royality
India Hicks was a bridesmaid at Charles and Diana's wedding. Twenty years after the princess's death, she shares her very personal memories ‘It was an iconic moment: Diana stepping out of the carriage, the world watching – and me, bent double, trying to de-wrinkle her dress’. India Hicks shares her unique behind-the-scenes perspective of the 1981 royal wedding. Looking back through all the photographs, all I can think of is what on earth had I done? My worst hair day ever – seen by 750 million people. Just before the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer on 29 July 1981, I thought chopping off my waist-length hair was an excellent idea. It was not. When my godfather Prince Charles called to ask if I would like to be a bridesmaid, I was initially horrified.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry threw a tea party at Buckingham Palace for the children of men and women who died serving their country

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Royality
Royals host tea party for bereaved children of Armed Forces families The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry threw a tea party at Buckingham Palace for the children of men and women who died serving their country. William, Kate and Harry welcomed more than 800 children and teenagers to the Queen's London home for the Party at the Palace. The younger royals joined in the fun, with the Duchess and Prince Harry launching water balloons into the crowd with a catapult. At one point, Prince Harry helped young spiderman, George Hinchliffe, 3, spin plates as Jack Rigby, the son of Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was killed by two Islamic extremists in Woolwich, watched alongside his mother, Rebecca, 34. Mrs Rigby said: "We met Harry briefly while we were spinning the plates. ...
Pack your fine china: Prince Harry is set to host his first garden party at Buckingham Palace

Pack your fine china: Prince Harry is set to host his first garden party at Buckingham Palace

Prince Harry, Royality
Pack your fine china: Prince Harry is set to host his first garden party at Buckingham Palace Sorry, invite only. Fresh from his recent charity work at the Audi Polo Challenge, Prince Harry is out and about again, doing more good. The Prince will be hosting his first garden party at Buckingham Palace for the charity Not Forgotten Association [NFA], an organisation that is close to his heart. The NFA has an annual event at the Palace for the ex-servicemen and women it supports, and this year it's Prince Harry's turn to host the fancy affair. The event - on Tuesday, May 30 - will see guests, including 2300 veterans, enjoy afternoon tea in the Palace gardens. Charity work is something Harry's very passionate about - following in his mother Diana's philanthropic footsteps. The P...
Latest Update: Theresa May has released a statement following the news about Prince Philip

Latest Update: Theresa May has released a statement following the news about Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Theresa May has released a statement following the news that Prince Philip will be standing down from his royal duties from autumn this year. Thanking the royal for his many years of service, she said: "On behalf of the whole country, I want to offer our deepest gratitude and good wishes to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh following today's announcement that he will stand down from public duties in the Autumn." She added: "From his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen to his inspirational Duke of Edinburgh Awards and his patronage of hundreds of charities and good causes, his contribution to our United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the wider world will be of huge benefit to us all for years to come." Jeremy Corbyn also paid tribute, writing: "I would like to pay tribute t...
A furious Camilla slaps her stepson Prince William’s face as tensions over the future of the Monarchy reach boiling point

A furious Camilla slaps her stepson Prince William’s face as tensions over the future of the Monarchy reach boiling point

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
A furious Camilla slaps her stepson Prince William’s face as tensions over the future of the Monarchy reach boiling point. This is one of the shocking scenes from a controversial new BBC drama which portrays a Royal Family riven by ambition and bitter personal rivalry. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen last night condemned the BBC2 film, which is due to be screened on May 10. ‘It is unfortunate that the BBC would seek to promote this flight of fantasy, which many licence-fee payers will find distasteful and which I believe denigrates and undermines our Royal Family,’ he said. ‘I hope that the BBC will make clear that the production is pure fiction.’ King Charles III is based on a West End play of the same name and imagines Prince Charles’s accession to the throne. It charts the progre
Queen Elizabeth II will not be carrying out the annual service for the Order of the Garter this year

Queen Elizabeth II will not be carrying out the annual service for the Order of the Garter this year

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
The Queen cancels an important annual engagement at Windsor Castle The Order of the Garter has been cancelled due to a schedule conflict. Queen Elizabeth II will not be carrying out the annual service for the Order of the Garter this year, owing to a schedule conflict. It’s the first time the important event, which takes place at Windsor Castle every June, has been cancelled since 1984. The engagement typically sees Her Majesty lead plumed knights, including her grandson Prince William. A statement from Buckingham Palace explained that the Queen will instead attend the State Opening of Parliament to show her "support of the parliamentary and constitutional process.” “As a result, the annual service for the Order of the Garter, which had been due to take place on 19th June,
Victoria Beckham Gets Royal Recognition From Prince William

Victoria Beckham Gets Royal Recognition From Prince William

Prince William, Royality
The fashion designer has received her OBE. It was a posh day at the palace for former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. The pop singer-turned-fashion designer was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire on Wednesday. Prince William presented the award at Buckingham Palace. "I'm proud to be British," she said in a statement. She was accompanied by her parents and her husband, retired soccer star David Beckham, who received his OBE in 2003. The couple's four children did not attend. The 43-year-old Beckham has made a success of her fashion line despite initial skepticism about her ability to cross over from singing to design. She recently released her Target collaboration, which reportedly sold out within hours. "I really wanted to celebrate femininity and ...