The History Behind the British Royal Collection’s Most Famous Jewelry

By Sunday, November 9, 2014 0 , Permalink

Hello, Duchess Diary readers! I'm Ella Kay, the writer and editor of The Court Jeweller, a blog about royal and noble jewels from around the world. Kelly has graciously asked me to step in this afternoon to talk about my very favorite subject: royal jewelry. She challenged me to share five of my favorite items ...

5 Times Kate Middleton Showed Off That Darling Baby Bump in Wales

Image via Splash News Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had an "away day" in Wales, paying a visit to Pembroke Refinery, which celebrated 50 years of services (it was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 1964). Following that, Catherine and William attended the Wales vs Australian rugby game at Millennium Stadium in ...

“Almost Royal” Stars Crash The Britannia Awards, Sadly No One Noticed

By Friday, November 7, 2014 0 Permalink

If there's anything the Brits know how to do, it's comedy.  Case-in-point: BBC America's faux reality series, "Almost Royal," which follows aristocratic siblings Poppy and Georgie Carlton on a tour of the USA.  Though the trip was brought on by tragic circumstances (their father accidentally shot himself when a bullet from his hunting rifle ricocheted off ...

Watch Prince Charles Amusingly Recall an Awkward 1977 Interview

By Friday, November 7, 2014 0 , Permalink

I've always found the Prince of Wales funny, and appreciate that he enjoys making light of (most) situations.  Over the years the public has seen him loosen up, becoming somewhat of a character, and I think most people appreciate that.  Prince Charles earned a bad rap during his marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales as stiff and prone ...

How Am I Just Learning That Kate Middleton Wears An Eternity Band?

By Tuesday, November 4, 2014 0 , Permalink

ADNAN ABIDI/AFP/Getty Images While writing up a guest post for @courtjeweller, I was researching work by two of my favorite royal bloggers, What Kate Wore and My Small Obsessions. I admire and respect these women because not only are they spot-on when it comes to identifying clothes, accessories and jewelry that Catherine wears, but they make sure ...