Five months on from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's fairytale nuptials, the time has come for "the other" royal wedding -- the one no one seems to want to pay for or watch. When Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Princess Eugenie walks down the aisle Friday in Windsor Castle to marry Jack Brooksbank, a "commoner" with blue-blood friends, the critics will be out. For Britain is still gaga over Meghan, the glamorous US actress who married the queen's grandson in a Windsor wedding watched by the masses in Britain and around the world in May. Some even reminisce about the sunny afternoon in 2011 when Prince William, second in line to the throne, married Kate, whose grace stirred memories of the late Princess Diana. Princess Eugenie of York, along with her 30-year-old sister Beatrice, are by contrast unhappily famous for wearing peculiar hats, with the flamboyant numbers they picked for Prince William's wedding making a particularly lasting impression. The 28-year-old princess Eugenie, is … [Read more...] about Brits brace for ‘the other’ royal wedding
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By Shinan Govani Star Columnist Sat., May 5, 2018 He was the most eligible bachelor in the world — famous from birth and encrusted on the public consciousness ever since his appearance at the very public funeral of a fallen parent. She was an out-of-left-field choice of bride, promptly turned into a chameleon of history, a target of jealousy by some, and a photo-ready icon by the media. The right couple at the right time, their courtship would rivet, their union funnelled into a Midas marriage. 2018? Nah, think back to 1996 when one John F. Kennedy Jr. — a Mr. Right who was also Mr. Rich and Famous — took Carolyn Bessette as his wife, with her WASPy mystique and Hall-of-Fame hair. Article Continued Below In the same way as today’s rise of a new royal duo has taken a stranglehold on pop culture — with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle receiving the mantle of Couple of the Moment, and Meghan, in particular, thrust into a … [Read more...] about The glamorous ‘royal’ couple who predated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by 22 years
By Star staff Mon., April 23, 2018 It’s a baby boy! The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second son Monday but what bettors around the world really want to know is: What’s his name going to be? As of 8:30 a.m. ET, betting site William Hill pegged the odds with Arthur the favourite at 2-1; Thomas at 4-1; Albert at 9-2, James at 5-1, Phillip at 6-1; Alexander at 8-1 and and Jack at 10-1. The odds kept changing throughout the morning but Arthur remained the leading candidate. According to the London Sun, Prince William allegedly told soccer fans “I’m going to insist the baby is called Jack” after Jack Grealish scored a spectacular goal for Aston Villa against Cardiff City earlier this month. Article Continued Below He quickly added: “or Jackie” in case the baby turned out to be a girl. Members of the Royal family were traditionally named after their relatives and descendants. Princess Charlotte was named Charlotte … [Read more...] about What’s the odds-on favourite name for the newborn royal?
HER ROYAL Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol, long associated with scientific endeavours and affectionately known as “the Princess Researcher”, shared another of her talents last week with the opening of the art exhibition “Various Patterns: Diversity of Life” at the Queen’s Gallery in Bangkok. The 239 paintings on view until May 15 represent her output while pursuing a doctorate in visual arts at Silpakorn University’s Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts. Also on display are pieces entailing embroidery, sculpture, printing and digital techniques. Central to the Princess’ doctoral thesis is the nature of the big cats of the wild, and she cleverly links these “kings of jungle” to the King of Thailand, specifically to her beloved late father, His Majesty King Bhumibol. It was the loss of her father that led her to delve more deeply into art as a way of working through her grief – in a pastime … [Read more...] about The Princess and the Tiger
caption Princess Eugenie. source Getty/jeff spicer Princess Eugenie has joined Instagram. She is understood to be the first member of the British royal family to launch a personal Instagram account. The royal is set to marry London socialite Jack Brooksbank on October 12. She’s already gathered nearly 20,000 followers in just a few days. Princess Eugenie has just become the first member of the British royal family to launch a personal Instagram account seven months before her wedding. The royal, who is set to marry London socialite Jack Brooksbank on October 12, has already gathered 18,800 followers in just a few days. The @princesseugenie account ‘The Official Instagram Account for Princess Eugenie’ has been verified and earned its very own blue tick. Her first post was a video of her speaking at a charity event on International Women’s Day. … [Read more...] about Princess Eugenie just became the first member of the British royal family to launch a personal Instagram account — 7 months before her wedding