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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Kids Go Back to School in a Series of Adorable New Photos

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Kids Go Back to School in a Series of Adorable New Photos

Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte arrive at Lambrook School. Photo: Getty
Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are all ready to start their new school after moving from London to Windsor.
Ahead of the first day of classes on September 8, the Cambridge children visited Lambrook School in Berkshire for a tour of campus and a meeting with the headmaster. It marks the first time all three will attend the same educational facility together. (Prince Louis is in pre-prep, Princess Charlotte is in third grade, and Prince George is in fifth.)
The entire family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, held hands as they walked to the entrance. The children all wore the school’s warm weather uniform: Prince George and Prince Louis in matching white polos and navy blue shorts, and Charlotte in a blue gingham dress.
According to reports, Prince William told the Lambrook headmaster that his three children are eager for their first day: “They’re looking forward to it. They have lots of questions.”
The school is a mere 15-minute drive from their new home of Adelaide Cottage, on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It’s reported that a desire to raise their children in the relative privacy of suburbia was a catalyst for the Cambridge family’s decision to leave London. Lambrook, which sits upon 50 idyllic acres, certainly fits that criteria.
Plus, Lambrook has taught royal pupils before: Founded in 1860, two grandsons of Queen Victoria, Prince Christian Victor, and Prince Albert, were both pupils at the school. Queen Victoria used to travel from Windsor Castle to watch their plays—and now, centuries later, it seems Prince William and Kate Middleton will follow suit.
Originally published in Vogue.com
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Queen Rania to Princess Diana: 34 Times Fashion-Forward Royals Made a Case for Stripes

Queen Rania to Princess Diana: 34 Times Fashion-Forward Royals Made a Case for Stripes

The trusted stripe has long been a style staple. Coco Chanel’s early confections of nautical chic often favored the effortless elegance of a Breton stripe, Jean Paul Gaultier continues to be inspired by the striped uniforms of sailors which serve as an emblem of his label, and American designer Tommy Hilfiger still pledges patriotic allegiance in his collections adorned with stars and stripes each season.
It’s no surprise then, that our favorite European royals have been known to don the tried-and-tested print on glamorous outings and VIP events. From Diana, Princess of Wales’s impeccable 1980s skirt suits, to Princess Alexandra of Hanover resplendent in Giambattista Valli haute couture at this year’s Rose Ball in Monaco, these sovereign superstars make a strong case for looking fine in straight lines.
Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Charles at Royal Ascot, 1987
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The Duchess of Cambridge during her visit to the 1851 Trust and the Great Britain SailGP Team, 2022

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Queen Rania at Al Husseiniya Palace, 2018
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Sarah, Duchess of York at Royal Ascot, 1989
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Paris Hilton, Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Nicky Hilton at New York Fashion Week, 2018
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Ben-Sylvester Strautmann and Princess Alexandra of Hanover at the Rose Ball, 2022
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Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Charles in Australia, 1983
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Queen Letizia of Spain with Queen Rania of Jordan visit the Molecular Biology Centre at the Universidad Autonoma, 2015
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Diana, Princess of Wales, 1991
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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, at Wimbledon, 2018
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Sarah, Duchess of York with Princess Eugenie, 1994
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Queen Rania at Rania Teacher Academy in Amman, 2017
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Diana, Princess of Wales in Lambeth, 1991
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The Duchess of Cambridge launches the King’s Cup Regatta at Cutty Sark, Greenwich, 2019
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Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance, 2012
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Queen Rania at the MIT Solve Challenge Finals in New York
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Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece at New York Fashion Week, 2020
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Princess Camilla and Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies at the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco, 2011
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Diana, Princess of Wales in Italy, 1985
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Queen Rania at Design Institute of Amman, 2017
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Andrea Casiraghi, India Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo at the Monaco National Day, 2016
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The Countess of Wessex visits the Sir Ken Dodd Happiness Hall, 2022
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Beatrice Borromeo arrives at the Monaco National Day celebrations, 2019
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Queen Rania at the Queen Rania Family & Child Center, 2017
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Diana, Princess of Wales at a polo match at Windsor Great Park, 1981
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Princess Martha Louise of Norway and her late husband Ari Behns at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and Mary Donaldson, 2004
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The Countess of Wessex with Princess Beatrice at Royal Ascot, 2009
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HH King Abdullah II of Jordan with Queen Rania in Washington, 2018
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The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles at Royal Ascot, 2009
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Princess Beatrice at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee at St Paul’s Cathedral, 2012
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Prince Charles, Diana, Princess of Wales at a lunch hosted by the President of Italy, Sandro Pertini, 1985
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Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo at Venice Film Festival, 2017
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Queen Letizia of Spain visits Mallorca, 2021
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Tatiana Santo Domingo and Charlotte Olympia Dellal at Mark’s Club, 2019
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Originally published in Tatler.com

Rarely Seen Tiaras To Go on Display at Buckingham Palace Tomorrow as Part of Summer Opening

Rarely Seen Tiaras To Go on Display at Buckingham Palace Tomorrow as Part of Summer Opening

The Queen photographed by Dorothy Wilding in 1952. Photo: Royal Collection Trust
The summer opening at Buckingham Palace this year will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a special exhibition that revisits the monarch’s portrait sittings with photographer Dorothy Wilding. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession, will not only showcase 24 of these historic images but will also see the jewelry that she wore in the portraits going on display alongside them.
The first sitting took place just 20 days after her accession to the throne and saw her wearing many jewels that held sentimental value. Many of the pieces were gifts, including a sapphire and diamond Cartier bracelet which was given to her by her father as an 18th birthday present, as well as a diamond necklace presented to her by the government of South Africa on her 21st birthday. One also gives us an insight into Her Majesty’s own tastes: the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, a platinum necklace set with 300 diamonds, which she chose herself from Cartier as a wedding gift from the Indian ruler. She topped off this suite of jewels with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, a wedding gift from her jewelry-collecting grandmother, Queen Mary.
The girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. Photo: Royal Collection Trust
Another photographic sitting was organized just months after this first, in order to show the Queen wearing a coronet, which was thought to be more suitable for official use on stamps and currency. The Diamond Diadem, originally commissioned for King George IV’s coronation, was chosen. It was until recent years still worn by Her Majesty for the State Opening of Parliament but is now deemed too heavy.
The Vladimir Tiara. Photo: Royal Collection Trust
Images from the Queen’s final sitting with Wilding in 1956 are particularly special, as they were commissioned by the Bank of England but never used. They show her wearing the Vladimir Tiara, sometimes dubbed her favorite diadem, and another she inherited via her grandmother. It was originally made for Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia in 1874 but was sold by her daughter to Queen Mary after the Russian Revolution and the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family.
The Queen photographed by Dorothy Wilding in 1956. Photo: Royal Collection Trust
Wilding had previously photographed Royal Family members including a young Prince George (later the Duke of Kent); and Elizabeth’s own parents, becoming the first woman to be awarded a Royal Warrant to be the official photographer to a king and queen at their coronation. Although English herself, Wilding also photographed a number of film stars and celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic, including Noël Coward, Cecil Beaton, Vivien Leigh, Anna May Wong, Tallulah Bankhead, Nancy Astor, Gertrude Lawrence and Sir Norman Hartnell.
Originally published in Tatler.com
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10 of Princess Diana’s Best Fashion Moments in the Middle East

10 of Princess Diana’s Best Fashion Moments in the Middle East

Princess Diana. Photo by Anwar Hussein
Though Princess Diana‘s legacy extends far beyond fashion, she is arguably one of the biggest fashion icons of the 20th Century. When she was only 25 years old, Princess Diana made two trips to the Middle East. The first trip to Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia and the second in March 1986 that included Kuwait and the UAE.
Diana developed a “very glamorous regal style” for overseas trips by donning outfits paying homage to the host nation. During a trip to Saudi Arabia in the 1980s, she wore a dress emblazoned with gold falcons, an emblem of Kingdom.
Ahead of what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, we look at some of her best ensembles from royal tours in the Middle East over the years.

1986
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As part of her Middle East tour in November 1986, Princess Diana is seen wearing a white evening gown in 1986.
1986
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Princess Diana with HRH Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in November 1986.
1986
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Princess Diana is seen at the Palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said in Oman, during her Middle East royal tour in November 1986.
1986
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Princess Diana is pictured here visiting a Bedouin Camp in the desert on her Middle East tour in November 1986.
1986
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Wearing a black and white evening dress designed by the Emmanuels, Princess Diana attends a dinner given by the Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia on November 17, 1986
1986
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The Princess of Wales is seen wearing a Catherine Walker outfit while a trip to the desert during a visit to Saudi Arabia in November 1986.
1989
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This is from the Prince and Princess of Wales’ official visit to the Arab States in the Persian Gulf, March 1989 where Princess Diana is seen wearing a Catherine Walker suit and a Philip Somerville turban hat on arrival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
1989
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At the Islamic Museum in Kuwait in March 1989, the Princess is seen wearing a red and pink outfit designed by Catherine Walker.
1989
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The Princess of Wales in Kuwait in March 1989 during her royal tour of the Gulf.
1992
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Princess Diana pictured at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt in May 1992.
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