• 35 years in the making: the stunning evolution of birthday girl Princess Charlene

    The beginning of the year is a time for celebration in Monaco; Princess Charlene of Monaco is uncorking the champagne to celebrate her birthday, just two days after her sister-in-law, Princess Caroline enjoyed her 56th birthday on January, 23. The blonde royal turns 35 on January 25, and as the wife of one of Europe's reigning sovereigns, the stage is set for a thoroughly regal celebration, orchestrated by Prince Albert of Monaco.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Since Albert and Charlene's wedding into the Grimaldi clan in 2011, the bewitching bride has evoked the golden age glamour established by the municipality's late matriarch, Grace Kelly. The style and easy demeanour of

  • The Queen's sumptuous coronation robes to be displayed for Palace exhibition

    The Queen's coronation robes will be the centrepiece of a display at Buckingham Palace, opening for the first time since her coronation sixty years ago.   Named as the largest exhibition about the event to date, the Palace will herald the annual summer opening of its doors with a display of royal robes from Her Majesty's landmark day. As well as featuring the clothing and jewellery worn by the Queen during the ceremony at Westminster, the exhibition will also focus on outfits worn by the Queen Mother, Prince Charles and Princess Anne when the young Princess Elizabeth was inaugurated on June 2, 1953.   CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW GALLERY Exhibition curator Caroline de Guitaut

  • Game, set and match as Kate accepts exclusive Wimbledon membership

    Kate Middleton has accepted honorary membership of the All England Club, the Daily Mail reports. The sporty royal is now the most prominent patron of the exclusive tennis club – famous for hosting the Wimbledon Championships.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The gilded invitation may now pave the way for the Duchess of Cambridge to succeed the Duke of Kent as President of the All England Club. The Queen's cousin is well established in the position, but when he steps down, it may well be Kate who presents trophies to tennis' finest on the hallowed lawns of centre court. Confirming the royal's new patronage,