Apr 11, 2016

18 Things You Should Know About Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is not just one of the most sought-after destinations in England, it’s also home to centuries of royalties and a wealth of heritage that goes down through generations of Englishmen.  Aside from being the biggest inhabited castle in the world and home of the British Royal Family, what else do you know about Windsor Castle? Here’s 18 facts you might find interesting to add up to the excitement you’ll feel the next time you visit Windsor Castle.

Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday with this 10 Amazing Royal Collectibles

On April 21, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate another significant milestone in her life—Her Majesty will turn 90—a feat seldom achieved by a reigning monarch. For a woman so iconic as Queen Elizabeth II, her life has been so full of achievements. She was born with slim chances of becoming Queen someday given that at that time, her uncle, then the Prince of Wales, has had so many prospects of getting married and fathering children. But luck turned towards her and in 1952, she was crowned Queen not only of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, but of the Commonwealth. In 2012, she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee on the throne. As preparations for Her Majesty’s birthday celebrations go on, collectors and lovers of everything royal are surely scouring the net for great souvenirs. Here are some limited edition items you might want to add on your collection, all available on Amazon.

Apr 10, 2016

The Week that was in Royalty - April 3 to 9

Windsor Castle to undergo major renovation. Wikimedia Commons

It's been another busy week for our royals. You might be wondering what have they been up to? Here's our round-up of the week that was in the world of royalty. 

Apr 3, 2016

The Week that was in Royalty - March 27 to April 2

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during the Easter Service at Windsor.
Image: Getty/Telegraph
It's been another busy week for our royals. You might be wondering what have they been up to? Here's our round-up of the week that was in the world of royalty. 

Mar 27, 2016

35 Palaces to Visit in Vienna

Vienna never fails to capture the romantic imagination of anyone. Frederic Chopin thought Vienna is a “handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly.” Dubbed by Niki Lauda as the “gate to Eastern Europe,” Vienna is a melting pot of civilization and culture, an unforgettable place that Sandor Marai “wanted to see it again…” Indeed, a visit to the imperial city is never complete without a stop-over in Vienna’s palaces so majestic no words could best describe its surreal grandeur. Here’s a list of Vienna’s imposing palaces that are worth your visit.

Queen Elizabeth II Presents Commemorative Coins to 90 Men and Women During Maundy Thursday Service

Queen Elizabeth II leaves members of the congregation at St. George's Chapel
teary eyed after she gives commemorative coins to 90 men and 90 women. 

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated Maundy Thursday with a touching ceremony, bringing members of the congregation to a teary-eyed moment when Her Majesty gave them commemorative coins in celebration of her upcoming 90th birthday.

Ninety men and 90 women, including pensioners, received two purses -- one white and one red -- during the procession at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Recipients and guests were seen wiping their tears after spending some time with the monarch and Prince Philip.

Queen Elizabeth II will reach another milestone is her life as she is slated to celebrate her 90th birthday next month.

The Queen looked radiant at the service in her turquoise wool crepe dress and turquoise tweed coat by Karl Ludwig.

Jan 13, 2016

Queen Letizia of Spain Looks Chick in Her Favorite Hugo Boss Plum Blazer Topped By a Candy Pink Coat

Queen Letizia of Spain loves to reuse her old outfits and she's doing a great job at it! At an engagement in Madrid earlier with the Foundation Against Drug Addiction, which she heads as Honorary President, the Queen displayed her thrifty side but in the most regal manner. The 43-year-old queen wore a plum-colored Jamayla blazer by Hugo Boss-- a favorite of Her Majesty's, she already donned it around six times already. This time, she added a lovely edge to the smart jacket by wearing it with the matching Valessima skirt and a collarless, candy pink coat. Her chic look was completed by a pair of nude Prada pointed heels and a leather clutch bag. Images: Getty / Rex/Shutterstock.

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