Ermine and Pearls
By Lydia Starbuck
    

  • Prince George of Cambridge has made a real impression with his latest portraits released to mark Christmas. The future king looks very cute perched on the steps in a courtyard in Kensington Palace with three very cheeky expressions...
  • It looks like 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the royal baby. We already know that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her second child in April and now it’s been announced that...
  • Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge met Beyonce and now Princess Charlene of Monaco is quoting her in an interview given to Paris Match magazine following the birth of her twins. Just days after becoming a...
  • Hands up who thought the Duchess of Cambridge would arrive at her latest engagement, a Scout meeting in east London, in smart casual? Kate is always one step ahead when it comes to style and so...
  • It’s great news that the Invictus Games competitors are to receive one of the most high profile sporting awards in the UK. All 413 athletes who took part in the inaugural event will be recognised at...
  • She was loved by her family and her fellow citizens alike and today tears flowed in Brussels as Belgium’s Royal Family were joined by mourners from around the world as they said farewell to Queen Fabiola....
  • The final preparations for the funeral of Queen Fabiola of the Belgians, who died last week, are now underway. And when the solemn ceremony begins on the morning of Friday December 12th 2014 in Brussels, crowned...
  • Let’s face it, we all love a bit of royal baby excitement. And we got a great big dose of it on December 10th 2014 as soon as reports came through that Princess Charlene had been admitted...
  • Belgium will say a final farewell to Queen Fabiola on Friday December 12th when her funeral is held at the Cathedral of St Michel and St Gudula in Brussels. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will lead...
  • Queen Fabiola, widow of King Baudouin I of the Belgians, adored her husband.  Their deep and abiding love is one of the things that shines through in the many obituaries written since her death on December...
  • Any day now, the bells of Monaco will ring through the crisp winter air to announce the birth of a sovereign to be. The birth of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene’s twins will mean the...
  • The last month of the year was a time of celebration at the royal courts kept by England’s kings. Christmas festivities brought castles and palaces to life as the cold days of December took over. But...
  • No one was expecting that one. Prince Harry promised to tell us all a secret and what he revealed, as he threw his royal support behind the #feelnoshame campaign to raise awareness of AIDS and HIV,...
  • The cold, short, dark days of December are filled with frost, winter white and a glorious final flourish as Christmas arrives to end the year. This shimmering, shivering month has given us at least three women who...
  • Considering he was about nine months old when the photo was taken, it’s highly unlikely that Prince George of Cambridge has any awareness at all of the snap of him that’s got plenty of people excited...
  • On November 27th 1833 the last princess of Cambridge was born. Named Mary Adelaide she was a bit of a poor relation for most of her life but her daughter ended up as Queen Consort and her descendants...
  • Hearing that the Duchess of Cambridge had tears in her eyes as she spoke to a mum who had just talked movingly of her last days with her daughter was probably enough to cause many others to...
  • Lewis Hamilton has called it the greatest day of his life and the victory in Abu Dhabi which made him a double Formula One World Champion was also a royal affair.  As he became the first...
  • From London to Madrid, the Royal Families of Europe give a particularly high profile to charities and initiatives aimed at making the lives of children better. We’re used to seeing royals from across the continent being...
  • From wedding anniversaries to royal firsts, it’s been a busy week for the House of Windsor. Here’s a round up of some of the highlights – it’s the Royal Week in Numbers. It all starts with...