Today is England’s Trooping of the Colo(u)r, a centuries-old ceremony performed by British infantry regiments that also marks the Queens’ official (fake) birthday. It is precisely the sort of long, stuffy procession favored by the Royal Children, who are at their happiest when perched far, far away from the heaving,…
In the biggest win for the institution of monarchy since the restoration of the Spanish royals in the late 1970s, Burger King has backed down in the face of protests from King Philippe of Belgium regarding an ad campaign featuring the IRL monarch in competition with the fast-food sovereign.
Burger King, the American fast food chain, has managed to offend King Philippe, the monarch of Belgium. Really.
Princess Mako of Japan, granddaughter of the current emperor, is reportedly finalizing an engagement to marry a commoner—a graduate student working at a law firm, who once appeared in a tourism campaign as the “Prince of the Sea.” However, “Prince of the Sea” is not an official title and so she will be legally…
Update on the nearest-thing-for-now-to-a-royal wedding: Meghan Markle, girlfriend to Prince Harry, will be attending Pippa Middleton’s nuptials, after all. Adjust your fantasy royal family league selections accordingly.
Late Wednesday night, reports of a late-night meeting at Buckingham Palace spurred a frenzy of tweets regarding the aged consort of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip. Had he shuffled off this mortal coil? Nope. But he is stepping down from his gig as, as he describes it, “the world’s most experienced plaque unveiler.”
Approximately one hundred Internet years ago—in September 2012—French publications Closer and La Provence published sneak paparazzi photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless while on vacation in the south of France. Now six people are going on trial over those pics.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a snapshot of Princess Charlotte on her second birthday. The photo is, once again, by her mother; the effect is that of a Facebook post. Look, they’re a normal family! They swear!
After a long country idyll, Will and Kate and kiddos are returning to London. But first they want more room in Kensington Palace, and accommodating them means putting a two-story basement under the Orangery. (You know—where you keep the oranges.) Problem is, mega-basements are a very touchy subject in the tonier parts…
Here is a break with the British monarchy’s stiff-upper-lip tradition, in the name of destigmatizating mental health struggles: Prince Harry has given an interview about his long-running emotional struggles in the wake of his mother’s very public death, culminating in finally getting some help in his late 20s.
Here is a very, very good rumor: That the Trump White House is insisting on a golden carriage ride during President Store-Brand Artificially Flavored Orange Popsicle’s state visit to London.
If Prince Charles would like to add another title to his impressive pile, perhaps he would consider accepting the billing of “Prince of Transylvania.”
Here you go, just what the doctor ordered—one minute and 11 seconds of Queen Elizabeth II feeding bananas to elephants.
Royal spawn George and Charlotte will be part of their Aunt Pippa’s May 20th nuptials—as a page boy and bridesmaid, respectively. As they are both under the age of four, it seems very likely that one of them will freak out, run wild, or otherwise steal the show with some manner of antics. Which will it be?
Have you talked to grandpa since he got back from Italy? Yeah, sounds like he and Camilla had a great time.
Please spare a thought today for Upper East Side parents who have learned that their children will NOT be attending a Manhattan chapter of the same school as wee autocrat Prince George. Truly, we all face hardships and setbacks in this life.
Prince William has presumably been released from the royal doghouse following his bout of ill-advised dad dancing, and now, he and Kate Middleton are enjoying a two-day trip to Paris. What have they been up to? Let’s find out!
Prince William may be in deeper trouble than mere grousing from the tabloids; he might, in fact, be in the royal doghouse. Even the corgis don’t have to stay in the royal doghouse.
Queen Elizabeth II has been monarch so long that a sovereign’s death is unprecedented in the memories of many Britons, and the world has changed so immensely in the decades since the funeral of George VI that her passing will require a whole new playbook. But you’d better believe they do have a detailed plan,…
Oh my God.