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Fashion, London

Fashion Rules: Princess Margaret’s Dresses

We come to the last stylish royal lady of Fashion Rules and Fashion Rules: Restyled at Kensington Palace. In the five rooms of the new exhibition, two are predominantly dedicated to the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. In this post, I will share photos from both exhibitions and list them in chronological order. The …

London

Queen Victoria and Kensington Palace

Happy Birthday Queen Victoria! #QueenVictoria at the Drury Lane Theatre. #HRP #Kensington #London #portrait #painting #frame #art #royal #igerslondon A photo posted by V (@ladyandtherose) on May 24, 2016 at 1:36pm PDT One of the palaces you must visit in London – if you like architecture and royal history – is Kensington Palace. The Historic Royal …

Lifestyle

Review: The Servant Queen and the King She Serves

Earlier last month, The Bible Society, HOPE, and LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity) released a tribute book to the Queen for her 90th birthday. The Servant Queen and the King She Serves is co-written by Mark Greene from LICC and Catherine Butcher from HOPE, with mostly words by the Queen from her Christmas speeches, Coronation, …

London

Christmas at the Historic Royal Palaces in London

Having recently become a member of the Historic Royal Palaces, I decided to visit three in London for their special Christmas events from 27 December 2015 – 3 January 2016: Kensington Palace, Tower of London, and Hampton Court (it’s in zone 6). Kensington Palace A photo posted by V (@ladyandtherose) on Dec 27, 2015 at 8:52am …

Lifestyle

It’s a GIRL! Welcome HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge!

Update (4 May 2015): @KensingtonRoyal announced today that #PrincessCambridge has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Princess Charlotte was born on the same day as Princess Charlotte of Wales’ wedding to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld in 1816. Charlotte also happens to be the middle name of Aunt Pippa! While Elizabeth is most likely in honour of her …

Lifestyle

Mixed Royals

I’m starting this month with a Mixed-Month-May post! Many (girls and women) have often asked if it would be possible for a prince or king to marry someone of ‘visible minority’. Of course, it always depends on the royal member but interracial unions have taken place in the past century (I’m sure it’s centuries too) and …

Fashion

The Snowflake Diadem for the Queen of Canada

Today’s post is dedicated to HM Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 89 today! Although her official birthday is not celebrated until June at Trooping the Colour, I thought I would introduce my readers to a little-known royal head ornament for the Queen of Canada: the Snowflake Diadem. The snowflake diadem was designed in 2008 and approved by …

Fashion, Travel

Belles & Whistles at the Westcoast Railway Heritage Museum

As the 75th anniversary of the first [British] royal [family’s] visit to Canada fast approaches, I thought I would share this belated post on the historical fashion show that Ivan Sayers presented at the Westcoast Railway Heritage Museum in Squamish, BC on 20 April 2013. Royal History King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Canada for the …