Jan 26, 2015
The palatial villa that was the love nest of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed is for sale for a whopping £70 million. The villa is located on the French Riviera, in St. Tropez, which comes with 30 bedrooms and all the luxuries fit for royalty. Princess Diana was photographed smooching al Fayed while on a yacht that sailed from the villa only days before she and al Fayed met their fate in that Paris car crash. The estate also boasts a waterfront beach house with nine bedrooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, a nightclub with a cinema and a bar, and a gym and sauna.
Check out the villa below.
Prince Charles and Prime Minister David Cameron flew to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the late King Abdullah, who died last week. However, the two's action met with heavy criticisms due the protests over Saudi Arabia's "appalling human rights record." There were also those who questioned why the British flag was lowered to half-mast, which many deemed unnecessary, given that the Saudis have not even lowered their own flag. The Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister are slated to meet with the new king, Salman.
Princess Athena is turning three, so the Danish Royal House released new pictures of Her Highness and she really looks cute here! Check out the photos which were taken by Steen Broggard. Princess Athena is the youngest child of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Jan 21, 2015
No other painter in the mid-18th century has earned the patronage of royalties all over Europe other than Franz Xaver Wilterhalter. This German artist, born in 1805, gained fame for painting some of the most popular royal figures during his lifetime and when you say Winterhalter, you mean high-end and chic court potraiture. Here are ten of the most iconic and best-remembered portaits by this legendary painter.
|Franz Xaver Winterhalter|
Jan 19, 2015
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born on June 10, 1921. He was the youngest child and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and of Princess Alice of Battenberg. Prince Andrew was a son of King George I of Greece, while Princess Alice was a daughter of Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt and Princess Alice, second daughter and third child of Queen Victoria of England.
The early life of Prince Philip was so full of hardships and tragedies. Born to a family that, by royal standards, was on the brink of poverty, Prince Philip endured a homeless existence until he married Princess Elizabeth, who later on ascended the British throne as Elizabeth II. His life was so full of struggle, of an aimless search for a true home, and the determination to remain steadfast despite the changes of time and his uneasy relationship with the press, who always criticized, if not mocked him, for his straight-forward attitude and acerbic frankness.
|Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Photo:Richard Yo/Rex|
Sophie, Countess of Wessex and wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, celebrates her 50th birthday today. Hailed as one of the most active members of the British Royal, Sophie has dedicated her life to the service of the Crown and of the country. Hugo Vickers wrote of her: “Her unthreatening, supportive presence has clearly endeared her, and she and Prince Edward enjoy a cosier relationship with his parents than has been the experience of the other brothers.” In celebration of the countess, we’ve prepared ten interesting facts about her that might excite you to know her even better.
Jan 18, 2015
|Sophie, Countess of Wessex's 50th birthday photo. Photo: Richard Young/Rex|
Here's the official 50th birthday picture of Sophie, Countess of Wessex released by Buckingham Palace. The photo was shot by veteran society photographer Richard Young. The Countess of Wessex will celebrate her 50th birthday on January 20.