Zara and Mike: Married

On July 30,2011, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall finally tied the knot at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland.  The bride wore a custom designed gown by London-based designer, Stewart Parvin and the simple Meander Tiara loaned to her by Zara’s mother, The Princess Royal (Princess Anne.)

Click the links below to watch video clips as well as to view photos:

To learn more about the designer of Zara’s wedding gown please click the link here.

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/AP Photo/Martin Rickett/PA

The British Royal Family in Edinburgh, Scotland

On July 29, 2011, members of the British royal family were in Edinburgh, Scotland to attend a pre-wedding cocktail reception for Zara Phillips (daughter of Princess Anne and grand-daughter of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II) and rugby player, Mike Tindall.  The event took place aboard the Royal Britannia.  The couple will marry tomorrow, Saturday July 30, 2011, at Cannongate Kirk in Scotland and every member of the British royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will attend.

To view photos please click the links herehere, and here.  To read an article from the BBC News please click here.  

And, finally a video news report from BBC.  Sky News (video)

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Jeff Mitchell/GettyImages

‘Iolani Palace in Search of Missing Items from the Hawaiian Royal Family

For many years now I’olani Palace, once the residence for the Hawaiian royal family, have been desperately searching for thousands of missing items that belonged to the Kings and Queens of Hawai’i.  According to the news site,  Hawai’i News Now, employees at I’olani Palace are:

…specifically targeting furnishings from the bedrooms of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani. Thousands of items are still out there – either purchased a century ago at palace auctions, sold-off by the territorial and state governments, or handed down in families through the generations.

 Click here to read the story about this ongoing search from Hawai’i News Now.

Photo used with permission from the Hawai’i State Archives.  DO NOT COPY.

H.R.H. Princess Letizia of Asturias in Llucmajor, Mallorca, Spain

H.R.H. Princess Letizia of Asturias was in Llucmajor, Mallorca, Spain this afternoon to attend a meeting with the Handisport Foundation.

Per the Spanish magazine, Hola!:

…the Handisport Foundation, is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and facilitating the social integration of disabled people through sport. The initiative of the Ministry of Tourism of the Govern de les Illes Balears, in collaboration with the Municipality of Calvia and Handisport Foundation, aims to raise awareness of the facilities of Mallorca for adapted sports such as golf, hiking among others.

After the meeting with Handisport Foundation, Princess Letizia visited an exhibition of sports adapted Maioris Golf Club in Llucmajor, Mallorca.

To read the article in its entirety please click the link here.  To watch a video news report please click here and/or here.   To view photos please click here.

If you are wondering where the princess’s husband, H.R.H. Prince Felipe of Asturias, was… well, he is currently in Peru to attend the inauguration of President Ollanta Humala.

Source: Hola! Magazine

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/ Reuters/Enrique Calvo

Prince Ernst August of Hanover in the Hospital While Princess Caroline of Hanover Holidays in Capri

According to the Spanish magazine, Hola!, H.R.H. Prince Ernst August of Hanover, was admitted to a local hospital in Ibiza, Spain Monday evening after experiencing intense stomach pains. Doctors believe the cause is acute pancreatitis.  To read the article from Hola! please click the link here.

Meanwhile his estranged wife, H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, is on holiday in Capri with the couple’s daughter, Princess Alexandra as well as Princess Caroline’s daughter from her marriage to the late Stefano Casiraghi, Charlotte.

To watch a video news report please click the link here.  To view photos please click the links here and here. 

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Photos courtesy of: Telegraph via AFP and

Frederic, Prince von Anhalt: What a Guy!

While his wife, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, spends her golden years bedridden in Los Angeles, CA, her strange husband the faux prince aka Frederic, Prince von Anhalt, continues to piss away her life savings on silly stuff.

So what did he do this time?  Well, he decided to purchase several billboards around Los Angeles to announce to the city that the couple have been happily married for 25 years.  Speaking with the gossip site, TMZ, the prince proudly exclaimed, “[I] spent $68,000 to erect this one 44 foot billboard for one month in the heart of Hollywood…”    

Meanwhile, poor Ms. Gabor continues to deteriorate.

Source and photo courtesy of: TMZ