The Queen and Prince Philip Visit Prince William At East Anglia Ambulance Base

Niklas Halle'n - WPA Pool/Getty Images They were there on official business, but it's always lovely to pop round to visit one's grandson at his place of work. Before she meets with outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron at 5pm, the Queen (accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh) opened a new East Anglian Air Ambulance Base at ...

All The Terribly British Things That Happened Today at Royal Ascot

Chris Jackson/Getty Images It's one of the most famous races in the world, and nothing was going to keep patrons from attending what is arguably the most British activity ever - Royal Ascot. Also known as watching horses race while drinking champagne and wearing fancy hats. Day one saw a downpour of UK proportions come down upon ...

State Opening of Parliament: A Fascinating Show of British Pomp and Pageantry

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Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images Her role as head of state may be technically ceremonial, but Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is still required to preside over a political event crucial to the well-being of her nation. Her Majesty delivers the #QueensSpeech during the State Opening of @UKParliament, in the House of Lords at the ...

Prince Philip Declared Better-Dressed Than Harry, Probably Doesn’t Care

James Whatling/Splash News GQ has placed Prince Philip, the man who dutifully walks two paces behind his wife and long ago pledged to be her "liege man of life and limb," at #12 on their best-dressed list, making him the sharpest royal in the entire family. The Mountbatten-Windsor patriarch beat out his grandson, Prince Harry, who landed ...

The Best Royal Moments of 2015

Matt Dunham/WPA-Pool Splash News Did we have fun this year or what?  Let's look back on the royal year that was: The Duchess of Cambridge At The World Premiere of Spectre Catherine called on one of her favorite designers, Jenny Packham to create this baby blue backless creation with an encrusted waist. Oh, and that up do.  What ...

Prince Harry and The Duke of Edinburgh Visit The Field of Remembrance

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James Whatling/Splash News November is a poignant month in Great Britain and around the Commonwealth,  in which the royal family leads services of remembrance for fallen soldiers as far back as World War I. You'll notice that the royals and public figures don a "remembrance poppy," used to commemorate those who have fallen (its origins inspired by the ...

The Queen’s 68-Year-Old Wedding Cake Is Still Around, Thanks To Alcohol

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Splash News Mmmm! When then-Princess Elizabeth married Prince Philip in November 1947, the couple's wedding cake stood 9 feet tall and consisted of four tiers.  According to the BBC, it was dubbed the "10,000 mile cake" because its ingredients were flown to England from South Africa and Australia.  (more…)

The Queen and Prince Philip Hold Hands After Service Honoring British Forces in Afghanistan

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James Whatling/Splash News The royal family attended a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan at St Paul's Cathedral today in London.  The men and Princess Anne were in full military regalia as they made their way into the service, while the Queen and Prince Philip arrived last, as tradition dictates. The Windsors gathered with ...