Let the races commence! Ascot, the most anticipated fashion horse-racing event of the season kicked off lastTuesday and oodles of Royals came out to celebrate. Back in March, we learnt about all of the new fashion rules for the 2013 season, and as it turns out, the women on the front lines are looking more conservative, classy and stylish than ever. I've specifically taken interest in their head gear and have gathered photos of the most intricate looks for you to peruse here!
Last night in London, Princess Beatrice caught my eye at Britain Creates 2012: Fashion & Art Collusion in a Roksanda Ilincic Izumi Contrast Cuff Dress (£885), which she teamed with Nicholas Kirkwood heels and an Anya Hindmarch clutch. Last month, socialite Hofit Golan also brought focus to her wrists in Khaleda Rajab Haute Couture at FHM 100 Sexiest Women in London, while a couple of days earlier British popstar Pixie Lott went with the related colour block trend of cuffs and collar in a Jasper Garvida AW12 Kirza Dress at a restaurant launch. Shop my picks for dresses which let the edges do the talking, and tell me your favourite!
Yesterday, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations came to an end with a Thanksgiving Service at St Paul's Cathedral followed by a reception at the Guildhall then a carriage ride to Buckingham Palace. Kate Middleton rounded out proceedings in her third Alexander McQueen creation in as many days, wearing a custom-made nude lace dress on Tuesday. The Duchess of Cambridge accessorised with a Jane Taylor cocktail hat, Prada clutch and her favourite nude LK Bennett Sledge heels. Princess Beatrice wore a cornflower blue Kinder Aggugini dress while her sister Princess Eugenie donned a purple Suzannah number, and both chose Stephen Jones headgear and Kurt Geiger Gina shoes. Camilla Duchess of Cornwall went with a Bruce Oldfield dress and Philip Treacy hat, while Zara Phillips chose a Herve Leger peplum number and Sophie Countess of Wessex wore Jane Taylor on her head and Jimmy Choos on her feet. Take a look at all the outfits here, and tell me who was most fab!
Queen Elizabeth led the royal family from her Diamond Jubilee mass at St. Paul's Cathedral this morning back to their home base at Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, shared a carriage ride across the city. With the queen's husband, Prince Philip, hospitalized with a bladder infection, she shared a ride with her son Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. The royals stepped out onto the palace's balcony, where Prince William and his wife Kate shared their iconic wedding kiss on April 29, 2011. There was no lip-locking for Will and Kate this time, though. Instead, it was all about celebrating William's grandmother as her four-day celebration winds down.
The Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee this weekend with a trip to the races then an historic ride down the Thames. Kate Middleton stole the show at Sunday's River Pageant in a red Alexander McQueen dress and Sylvia Fletcher hat from James Lock & Co. Her beau Prince William was smart in his uniform complete with blue sash, and the guest of honour herself Queen Elizabeth completed the Union Jack trio of shades in her ivory Angela Kelly coat and dress. Pippa Middleton was on another boat with the rest of the Duchess of Cambridge's family in a navy outfit by Orla Kiely. On Saturday, the Queen and members of the Royal family including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie attended the Epsom Derby where Katherine Jenkins performed. Take a look through to see who wore what, and tell me who was best dressed!
Today is Queen Elizabeth II's first official event as part of her Diamond Jubilee Central Weekend. It's the 233rd Epsom Derby — this year named the Diamond Jubilee Derby in honor of the queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Epsom Derby kicked off with Ladies Day yesterday, and women sported eccentric hats and plenty of Union Jack attire. As the country's most prestigious horse race, the event draws a who's who of England — including, of course, the royal family. At today's event, Queen Elizabeth presented the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup to the winning horse, Camelot, who was trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by O'Brien's son, Joseph. Katherine Jenkins sang the national anthem, and members of the royal family like Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie attended the races — along with some stars including Mischa Barton — to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's big event. We've already taken a look back at the royal family's Epsom Derby presence over the years, but now we're offering a glimpse of this year's sightings. Check out the best moments from the Diamond Jubilee Derby now!
April 29 was, in a word, epic, but we want to know which royal wedding moment will be stored in your heart forever. From the second we saw Kate Middleton emerge in her Sarah Burton-designed wedding gown to the newlyweds' kisses on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, there were so many breathtaking memories. Pippa's entrance and Grace Van Cutsem made our list too, but now you decide — what was your favorite royal wedding moment?
Also, don't miss all our Best of 2011 coverage across the PopSugar Network!
Prince Harry Breaks a World Record in the Presence of His Royal Cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie
Prince Harry wore his banker blues earlier today for a fundraising event held at the BGC Partners offices in London. Harry manned the phones for the better half of his morning and closed out a deal worth 18 billion euros that put him in the world record books. Harry beat out his brother, Prince William, who set the previous record trade of 14 billion. The landmark exchange was part of a philanthropic memorial celebration honoring the 658 BGC employees who lost their lives on 9/11. Harry's participation also raised money for his own organization, Sentebale, which was one of the 29 charities benefiting from the morning's fun. The prince was joined by his cousins recent Goldsmiths college graduate Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and their mother, Sarah Ferguson, as well.
Princess Beatrice graduated from Goldsmiths College today in London with an honor bachelor's degree in history and the history of ideas! Her proud mom Sarah Ferguson was on hand for the special event, as was her father Prince Andrew. There was time for a rare family photo op featuring Andrew and Fergie, who are still close despite their 1996 divorce. In a press release, Beatrice spoke about her time at school. She said, "I have had the most amazing university experience. Goldsmiths College is a wonderful place to study. I am so lucky to have had the support of the incredible tutors and staff. I am so excited about my results. I wish everyone graduating today congratulations as well." Next up for Beatrice will be a series of internships designed to her her gain knowledge and experience that will help her be a productive member of the royal family.