Kate Middleton looked stunning in her late mother-in-law's tiara and some glitzy jewellery at the Queen's Diplomatic Reception on Wednesday night. The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to Princess Diana by donning the Lover's Knot headware. The tiara, which is 105 years old, was given to the Princess of Wales as a wedding gift in 1981 and Kate has worn it on a number of occasions after it was passed down to her. The dazzling piece of jewellery was on show at Buckingham Palace where members of the royal family were celebrating the annual white tie reception for the Diplomatic Corps. For one day every December the country's diplomats and foreign ambassadors based in the UK are invited to the Queen's house for a reception. As well as the tiara, mother-of-three Kate wore a Nizam of Hyderabad necklace. The jewel encrusted item comes from the Queen's personal collection. The 37-year-old royal also wore the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, which is a rank equivalent to a knight. … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton stuns in velvet gown and Princess Diana’s tiara at Buckingham Palace
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KATE Middleton proved herself to be every bit the dazzling Duchess as she joined Prince William for the Queen’s Diplomatic Reception this evening. The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to her husband’s late mother by wearing the Lover’s Knot tiara previously owned by Princess Diana. The headpiece was made in 1914 and given to the Princess of Wales by the Queen as a wedding gift in 1981 and it has gone on to become one of Kate’s favourite pieces. The Cambridges arrived together to celebrate the annual white tie Diplomatic Corps reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The glittering event takes place every December and is attended by foreign ambassadors based in the UK and reflects the importance of the monarch’s international relations. Kate, 37, was all smiles as she arrived at tonight’s reception dressed in a regal blue velvet ball gown by her wedding dress designer Alexander McQueen, and the tiara wasn’t the only piece she … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton wears Princess Diana’s tiara as she joins Prince William at Buckingham Palace reception
December 11, 2019 - 21:40 GMT Laura Sutcliffe Kate Middleton looked incredible at Diplomatic Corps Reception at Buckingham Palace. The wife of Prince William wore an Alexander McQueen dress and a diamond tiara. How stunning did the Duchess of Cambridge look on Wednesday evening? The 37-year-old accompanied husband Prince William at the Queen's annual Diplomatic Corps Reception at Buckingham Palace and looked nothing short of dazzling. Dressed to impress - looking uber-glam and elegant - Kate opted for a navy velvet gown by Alexander McQueen. She accessorised with stunning diamond jewellery and of course, her diamond tiara which royal fans went crazy over. Kate's makeup was fresh, glowing and ultra-glossy and she wore her hair swept off her face. William and Kate were joined by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The Duchess of Cambridge once again wore Princess Diana's Lover's Knot tiara. The diamond and pearl headpiece was given to … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton glitters in a Alexander McQueen dress and diamond tiara at Buckingham Palace
The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning in the Lover's Knot Tiara, as she made her way to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday night for the Queen's Diplomatic Reception. Kate, 37, joined husband Prince William as they drove to the annual white tie affair, which is one of the highlights of the royal calendar. They will join the Queen, 93, and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall for the Diplomatic Reception, and greet some of the 1,000 guests in attendance for the lavish event. The duchess paired sparkling silver drop earrings and one of the Queen's silver necklaces, with the stunning Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara - a piece that she has worn on a number of previous occasions. The white tie Diplomatic Reception is the main social event of the year in London for the diplomatic community and reflects the Queen’s importance in terms of the UK’s international relations. Kate, 37, joined husband Prince William as the drove to the annual white tie affair, which … [Read more...] about The Duchess of diamonds! Kate Middleton dons Diana’s glittering headpiece as she joins Prince William for the Queen’s Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace
Source: Titian/Wikimedia Commons It’s that time of year again. The holy days are upon us. Candles will be lit; hymns will be sung. And some of us will remember the sexy gods. Once upon a time, Zeus lorded it over Greece. And once upon a time, Jupiter lorded it over Rome. Clouds were gathered and thunderbolts thrown; children all over the world were spawned. Greek poets like Hesiod—who might have beaten Homer in a singing contest—were sure that Zeus was a prolific breeder. They made him the father of Athena by Metis; of 3 Hours and 3 Fates and 3 Nymphs by Themis; of Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia by Eurynome; of Persephone by Demeter; of 9 muses by Mnemosyne; of Apollo and Artemis by Leto; of Angelos and Ares and Eileithyia and Enyo and Hebe and Hephaestus by Hera; of Hermes by Maia; of Dionysus by Semele; of Hercules by Alcmene; and so on and so forth. And Roman poets like Ovid—who got thrown out of Rome for messing around … [Read more...] about Sexy Gods
L-R: Matthew Goode as Antony Armstrong-Jones; the real Antony Armstrong-Jones Photo: Netflix/Getty The Crown season two introduces Antony Armstrong-Jones, played in all his delightful, wry sexual fluidity by a very appealing Matthew Goode. Some elements of his character seem pretty outlandish, especially from within the relatively staid, buttoned-up world of Elizabeth II. But a surprising amount of the Tony we see on the show has basis in fact. The Crown scrambles the timeline a bit, and some of the details have been shifted around. There’s no question, though, that the real Antony Armstrong-Jones, who was given the title Lord Snowdon after his marriage to Princess Margaret, was a bolt out of the blue for the conventional royal family. How much was fabricated? How much was real? His romantic life The Crown’s Tony — the thing Elizabeth’s private secretaries focus on with the most disapproving, furrowed brows — is his sexual openness. As they … [Read more...] about : Who Is the Real Antony Armstrong-Jones, a.k.a Lord Snowdon?