• Smiling Princess Estelle celebrates Sweden's National Day

    The Swedish royal family have marked their National Day by releasing an adorable new photo of Princess Estelle dressed in traditional Swedish clothing. With a cute bow in her hair and wearing Swedish folkdräkt – the traditional flower-embroidered pinafore worn over a white blouse – smiling Estelle is seen excitedly running around the gardens of the family's home. "National Day greetings from Haga Palace!" accompanies the picture, which was posted on the royal house's official website and Facebook page. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Estelle then joined her parents at the Royal Palace as Victoria addressed the nation. Dressed in a white

  • Sophie, Countess of Wessex shines at Guildford Flower Festival

    Sophie, Countess of Wessex stepped out in a summery white dress for the Guildford Flower Festival on Wednesday. Sophie, who was recently announced as first ever patron of London College of Fashion, wore matching reverse bolero over her dress and accessorised with snakeskin style wedges and a gold clutch bag. In keeping with the occasion, the Countess also sported a white corsage, complete with pearl beads, on her right wrist. Upon her arrival at Guildford's impressive cathedral, Sophie was presented with a bright bouquet by a particularly excited young girl, before admiring the multitude of floral displays. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR

  • Hollywood meets royalty: Benedict Cumberbatch chats to Sophie Wessex at Queen's garden party

    Hollywood mingled with royalty on Thursday afternoon as actor Benedict Cumberbatch met Sophie, Countess of Wessex at the Queen's third garden party of the summer. The pair chatted as the sun shone down on the splendid lawns of Buckingham Palace, only ever enjoyed by the public at these prestigious events. Benedict's strong fan base took to Twitter to express their envy that Sophie had got to meet their Sherlock Holmes heartthrob.     It was Sophie's second public appearance in two days and she didn't disappoint her fashion fans. The first ever Patron of the London College of Fashion wore a flared monochrome

  • Prince Philip admitted to hospital for scheduled operation four days before 92nd birthday

    Prince Philip was admitted to hospital for an exploratory abdominal operation on Thursday evening. The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to the Harley Street's London Clinic shortly after making an appearance at the Queen's garden party at Buckingham Palace. The Duke, who turns 92 on 10 June, is expected to remain there for up to two weeks.     He missed an engagement on Monday night because he was feeling "under the weather". "He is in very good health," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said. "He felt unwell on Monday and missed an engagement but that was down to the fact he had temporarily