The Blog: About William and Kate

Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news About William and Kate! The latest member of William and Kate's growing family has arrived, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana! And, Prince George is growing up fast, turning into a fashion ICON like his mother, HRH Duchess Kate! Also included in the blog will be The Queen, Prince Harry, and Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton. Visit Kate-Duchess of Cambridge, our companion blog for more pictures!
As we approach the Spring of 2015, we will be anticipating the birth of the latest member of the Cambridge family! And, Prince George is growing up fast, turning into a fashion ICON like his mother. - See more at: http://aboutwilliamandkate.blogspot.com/#sthash.RZJQuIdd.dpuf
As we approach the Spring of 2015, we will be anticipating the birth of the latest member of the Cambridge family! And, Prince George is growing up fast, turning into a fashion ICON like his mother. - See more at: http://aboutwilliamandkate.blogspot.com/#sthash.RZJQuIdd.dpuf

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Queen: Sixty-three Years on the Throne: 265 Visits, 116 Countries - How The Queen Saw The World

Caption: The Queen’s first visit to the USA came in 1957, when she was hosted by President Eisenhower and made a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. She has also been welcomed by presidents Ford, George H.W. Bush and George W Bush, who famously winked at Her Majesty. Photo: Fiona Hanson/PA Her most recent visit was in 2010, when she once again addressed the UN. 

On September 9, the day the Queen overtakes Victoria’s record reign of 63 years, seven months and two days, her landmark will be celebrated with no more than a working trip to the borders, where Her Majesty will open a new railway, largely as a nod to the public’s demand to see her on the big day. 

The Queen will overtake her [Victoria's] record at around 5:30 pm on September 9, though the precise timings are unclear because no-one knows the exact time of George VI’s death (and hence the beginning of the Queen’s reign).

The Queen herself has always made it clear she did not want any “fuss” made about the landmark, telling courtiers it should be “business as usual”. “The Queen just doesn’t see this as one of the significant moments her,” said a royal source.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, however, may have other plans, as they are expected to be staying at the Balmoral estate on September 9, giving them the chance to surprise her, perhaps, with a celebratory cake.

It will be a record that may never be surpassed.  Click link for full post from The Telegraph including interactive map of the Queen's travels.


Longest Reigning Monarch Commemorative Plate

In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen becoming Britain's longest reigning monarch in over 1200 years, Halcyon Days have created a glorious limited edition commemorative plate. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II features in the centre of this commemorative plate as a tribute to becoming Britain's longest reigning monarch on 9th September 2015. Made of the finest English fine bone china in our factory in Stoke on Trent, the 10-inch plate is coated in royal blue and is gilded in burnished. While supplies last.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Pippa's Excellent Vacation


Caption: Pippa looked at ease on the board - unsurprising given her famously sporty lifestyle

Fitness fan Pippa Middleton, 31, has been practising what she preaches while on a lavish family holiday on the Caribbean island of St Barts with brother James and his girlfriend Donna Air.

Miss Middleton, who has spent the past year studying nutrition as she prepares for a career switch to a health writer, showed off the results of her hard work during a paddleboarding trip.

Looking happy and tanned, the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister showed off a set of impressively toned abs after taking to the waves wearing a chic blue print bikini.

Click link for full post from The Daily Mail.

Neiman Marcus Last Call (Neiman Marcus)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

On September 9th, the Queen will Become Longest-Reigning British Monarch


Caption: In mourning: In the earliest image from February 7, 1952, the Queen is pictured in a black outfit as she returns to Clarence House in London. Elizabeth II has been monarch for just one day after the death of her father King George VI

As one of the most photographed women in the world, the Queen's reign has been documented through a camera lens year after year.

And on September 9, Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning British monarch, surpassing the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria who, Buckingham Palace has calculated, reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes.

Princess Elizabeth became Queen at just 25 on the death of her father King George VI on February 6, 1952.

She has served, with Philip at her side, through the 20th century, the Millennium and into the 21st century, witnessing new technological advances and a succession of British governments of different political persuasions.

Click link for full post from The Daily Mail.

Kate - Duchess of Cambridge