Left: John Boyd, favoured milliner to the royal family, created this hat for Anne’s royal tour of Australia in 1970 – worn stylishly with a printed silk tie-neck blouse. Right: Pregnant with daughter Zara in 1981, Anne looks effortlessly chic in a cream caped coat and bo
But the Covid-19 crisis, and the 100-year-old Army captain’s colossal act of gallantry in raising £33 million for NHS charities, happily combined to spare the Royal Family’s blushes over what to do about the beleaguered Duke of York.
In the beginning, this was perhaps for good reason. Edo and Beatrice’s families have been close for decades, moving in similar circles. Indeed, Beatrice has spoken of their ‘similar interests and values’.
Elshad Nassirov, vice president of Azeri state energy company SOCAR, said on a conference call some of the energy infrastructure involved in shipping Caspian oil and gas to world markets is located in the vicinity of the current military operations.
There may, too, have been other sensible reasons for caution. Questions had been raised over the timing of the start of their relationship – Edo had been living with his fiancée, Chinese-American architect Dara Huang, the mother of his son. But any suggestion that Beatrice had caused the split were denied.
In spite of all this, she keeps calm and carries on – a quality admired by the Queen who could not have given her granddaughter a greater seal of approval than loaning her a dress and a treasured tiara.
As the 27 leaders scurried back to their hotels after a late, inconclusive dinner, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron stayed behind in the EU’s headquarters in Brussels to haggle with the Dutch-led camp of thrifty countries demanding cuts to the 1.8-trillion-euro package.
The Grecian diadem: Anne is pictured here wearing the Meander tiara to a Guildhall banquet in 1988. Named because of its classic Greek design with a central laurel wreath, this diamond diadem is especially sentimental to the Princess as it is the only one in the royal collection to have come from Prince Philip’s family. It was originally owned by his mother Princess Alice, who gave it as a wedding gift to Princess Elizabeth in 1947. Elizabeth gave it to Anne in 1972, a year before her own wedding website. When Zara Phillips wore it for her wedding to Mike Tindall in 2011, it was a touching tribute to he
After all, Princess Eugenie’s 2018 wedding to Jack Brooksbank was a dazzling blend of pomp, pageantry and showbiz with Robbie Williams chewing gum behind the Queen while actress Demi Moore and model Kate Moss were among those filling the pews.
al duties. Initially, she was criticised for a certain sulkiness in public. However, at 20 she became president of Save the Children, a role she has held for 50 years. Long before Prince Harry ‘discovered’ Africa, she set off to Kenya with the BBC’s Blue Peter, where she distinguished herself as a compassionate young action heroine. Her look has barely changed since this period: sunglasses resting on her bouffant, briskly chic, no matter the
Family time: Ciara also shared another video showing her NFL superstar husband, Russell Wilson ,working out on a stationary bicycle with her six-year-old son, Future, that she shares with ex-partner, rapper Future (born Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn)
She also shared another video showing her NFL superstar husband working out on a stationary bicycle with her six-year-old son, Future, that she shares with ex-partner, rapper Future (born Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn).
Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) also teased her adoring fans by covering up her bikini body with a black sheer wrap in a quick Instagram Story video of herself walking alongside the pool dwelling.
From the start, there was speculation the two would opt for a low-key wedding ‘in the back garden’, in part to quell the disquiet over the taxpayer-footed bill for the security surrounding Eugenie’s lavish nuptials and growing concern over Andrew’s relationship with the late Jeffrey Epstein.
her looks. Step forward Princess Anne, the Queen’s second child and only daughter, who turns 70 next month. Anne was made Princess Royal in 1987, her mother keen to emphasise the two decades of sterling work she had devoted to royal duty. Where first Diana, Princess of Wales, and now Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, claimed to be modernisers, here is a woman who was trailblazing in a way they could only dream of. Not only is she the first female Knight of the Garter, she was the first princess to attend school outside the palace, and the first of the Queen’s offspring to marry and have children with a non-royal, divorce and
Israeli police used water cannons to disperse demonstrators around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence on Saturday as protests mounted against him over alleged corruption and his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
The figure, from a report Rouhani cited in a televised speech, was far higher than Saturday’s official figure for infections of 271,606, and corresponds to more than 30% of Iran’s 80 million population.