Long to Reign Over Us
Queen Elizabeth II is now officially the 2nd longest reigning monarch in British history, surpassing George III. Her Majesty has reigned for a total of 59 years and 110 days – or 21,645 days. She now ranks second only to Queen Victoria, who died in 1901 after 63 years and 7 months on the throne.
The Queen, who celebrates her Diamond Jubilee next year, is set to overtake even Victoria’s record in September 2015. She will then be 89.
Still healthy and active, we think and hope she’ll break that record, too. Remember that the Queen Mother lived till the age of 101.
How did the Queen celebrate? By engaging in her favourite pastime — horse racing!
She spent the last two days at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, an equestrian event held annually at Windsor Home Park. And to Her Majesty’s delight, her horse won a few events.
The Queen also toured the events with daughter-in-law Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Lovely and rare pictures of them smiling and interacting have been snapped.
Also released recently was a wonderful picture of Her Majesty riding with Prince Edward’s children — Lady Louise (a recent bridesmaid at William & Kate’s wedding) and James, Viscount Severn.
Stories about the Royal Wedding just won’t end…
Prince William & Princess Catherine — Duke & Duchess of Cambridge — are on their honeymoon, reportedly in the Seychelles. No updates or pictures of their whereabouts so far, as Seychelles police vow to protect the royal newlyweds.
- Did Kate copy her wedding dress from another European royal bride? Isabella Orsini, who married Belgian Prince Edouard de Ligne two years ago, wore a similar design.
- A real Royal Wedding hero? Kate’s brother James Middleton, who recited the Bible passage by heart to overcome dyslexia.
- Did the Royal Wedding bring Prince Harry & Chelsy Davy back together? The couple have been spotted several times together since Chelsy returned to London
- Royal Wedding Disney fun. A little recoloring makes William, Kate, Beatrice & Eugenie quite a hoot.
With much ado about nothing, the press reports that internet fans are already worried that like her sister, Pippa’s shedding weight, which will endanger losing her famous backside. The first Pippa Middleton A** Appreciation Day is scheduled for September 9.
And the proof that Pippa has truly gone global? She’s currently on the cover of People Magazine. Kate and Pippa are also on the cover of Us Magazine, citing a friendly sisterly rivalry, where they reportedly fight over weird things like “who had the worst headache or period pain.” Right…
Fergie on Oprah
And I leave you with a video of Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, who did an interview with Oprah to promote her upcoming reality segment Finding Sarah. In it she revealed that she wasn’t invited to the Royal Wedding, and it was “difficult.”