Oscar de la Renta and Princess Diana
RIP Oscar de la Renta, the fashion designer passed away at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer
Frederik and Mary looked so angry with each other at the opera last week. Frederik looked very uncomfortable
When the Queen dies do you think Charles will do 'a year of mourning' like she did when her father died? Also, what happens during this year of mourning? Is no one allowed to celebrate? What if someone gives birth? What if someone gets engaged? Do they have to hold the christening the next year or hold off on the engagement/wedding until the next year? Sorry, I was just having one of those stream of thoughts.
I think a year of mourning is pretty standard following the death of a beloved monarch, but I dont think Charles will really do a full year, most likely half a year. The Queens father died young and suddenly which contributed to the extent of the mourning as where the Queen is older and as bad as it sounds, her death wont be a huge shock. Usually a year of mourning would just entail a lack of big festivities, the most obvious being no Trooping the Colour and probably no Garter services. You can celebrate, the idea is just to wait until you have a crowned monarch to do anything big. Any weddings would probably be postponed unless the Queen were to say otherwise (Queen Mary died just before Elizabeths coronation but made it clear that it was not to be postponed and wanted it to go on without her if she didnt make it); if a wedding wasnt postponed, it would probably just be a smaller and more tasteful event. But with weddings, it wouldnt really be a big deal if it were to go on since its not as if the heir to the throne would be getting married, it would be a private event anyway.They would probably wait to announce engagements until a tasteful amount of time has passed. Christenings probably wouldnt be impacted as they are private events.
Cute photo of Princess Isabella at the twins Christening she is certainly one of a kind which I love and so terribly sweet. and adorable.
Shes fabulous :)
with the danish prime minister
Princess Sofia of Greece and Denmark, later Queen of Spain, 1960’s
Why does Kate and Will's PR team suck in this case, i don't quite get....?
Its a bad choice to have Kates first event back be a major state visit from a foreign dignitary. When the press should be talking about the President and the Queen, they will instead be talking about Kate while the purpose of the visit will be swept under the rug.
If they knew any better, they would have arranged for a small visit sometime in the past week just to get some headlines so that the state visit wouldnt come off as a bang.
October 16: On Thursday night, the Norwegian royal family hosted a dinner gala for members of Parliament at the Royal Palace in Oslo
The Duchess of Cambridge will take part in the State visit by Singapore’s president tomorrow, Kensington Palace says. The Duchess of Cambridge will also attend the Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum tomorrow.
Prince Harry practices scrums as All Schools coaches go through set-piece basics (pics via Twitter)
To which the whole fandom hates the girl in the grey sweatshirt