Ermine and Pearls
By Lydia Starbuck
    

  • Kate is now among the most recognizable royal names in the world thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge.  But royal history is filled with Katherines and many of them made their mark in the 15th and...
  • It’s been a busy week for the Royal Family with a packed schedule of engagements and a rather famous birthday party all on the agenda.  Here’s a summary of how the week went – in numbers....
  •   There have been two big royal firsts in Europe this week. While future king, Prince George of Cambridge, celebrated his first birthday, one of the newest crowned heads in Europe marked a milestone in his...
  • The Queen surprised everyone at the opening of the 2012 London Olympics with THAT James Bond parachuting sketch.  But the big surprise at the start of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games came twelve hours after the official...
  • The Duchess of Cambridge is often called Kate, making it one of the best known royal names in the world right now.  The monarchy’s history is filled with queens and princesses called Catherine and this series...
  • Prince George isn’t the only royal with a birthday on July 22nd.  Admittedly, he’s the best known and the one getting all the attention today as he celebrates turning one.  But Denmark has had a 21st century prince with...
  • The Duchess of Cambridge prefers to be known as Catherine and her husband never calls her anything else when he talks about her.  But despite that, the short version of her name is often used.  And...
  • On July 17th 1947, a little girl was born at King’s College Hospital, London and given a rather rare first name.  Camilla, first child of Major Bruce Shand and his wife, Rosalind, would become known around the...
  • With pain etched on their faces, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands signed their names in a book of condolence opened in their country’s capital city after the loss of flight MH17.  The flight, from...
  •   On July 12th 1543, a rather low key royal wedding took place.  The groom was Henry VIII and his sixth wife was Katherine Parr, a relatively unknown minor noblewoman who had risen from daughter of...
  • The World Cup, with all its glitz and glamour, comes to an end on July 13th as Germany take on Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.  Just one man – Sir Geoff Hurst...