Archive of ‘General Royal News’ category

Camilla’s brother, Mark Shand, has died after hitting his head outside fundraiser in NY

The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother, Mark Shand, had died today following a head injury he sustained after slipping and falling outside a charity fundraiser in New York. Camilla is said to be “utterly devastated”. She and Prince Charles are said to be in Scotland at the moment, preparing for their trip to Canada.

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Queen Elizabeth turns 88

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who was born on April 21, 1926. Her Majesty turns 88 years old today.

Queen Elizabeth Portait for 88th birthday

Above is the new portrait by David Bailey to mark Her Majesty’s birthday. What do you think of the photo? I love that she’s smiling, but (for me) it seems too informal for a portrait of the Queen.

The Queen has “just £1 million left” and the palaces are “crumbling”… so they throw a Kate appearance announcement at us

The Queen’s finances have come under scrutiny.  She has “just £1 million left in reserve” while the palaces are in dire need of repair.  I’m not sure how best to cover this, so I’m going to post the entire articles from the Telegraph below (sorry in advance for the longness of the post).  They give an overview of the situation, but here is the official report if you’d like to read it.

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