Since 1952, Elizabeth II has rarely been seen without her favourite Anello and Davide block heels, a faultless designer hat, and a handbag made by Launer London. “It would be very worrying if you were talking to the Queen and saw the handbag move from one hand to the other” royal historian Hugo Vickers told People. The Queen is rumoured to own more than 200 Launer London bags.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen have always had a close relationship, with Kate speaking about Her Majesty’s caring nature during an interview to mark her 90th birthday in 2016. With the duchess set to be William’s Queen Consort when he takes the throne in future, she’s got a good mentor in the 92-year-old monarch. Kate began dating William at university in 2003 and she reportedly met the Queen for the first time at Peter and Autumn Phillips’ wedding in 2008. William proposed in November 2010 and the couple were married in April 2011, when the Queen gave them the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Kate and Her Majesty had their first official engagement together in Leicester in March 2012, to mark the first date of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK. Before that, they viewed Kate’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress on display at a Buckingham Palace exhibition. Since then, they’ve hosted receptions at the palace together and have been present on the famous balcony for annual events such as Trooping the Colour. They also enjoyed a girls day out together with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in 2012, when they visited London’s Fortnum & Mason. The Duchess of Cambridge appears to have taken some style lessons from Her Majesty, favouring block coloured shift dresses and bold coats. She’s even borrowed jewellery from the royal vaults, including tiaras, brooches and earrings. Take a look at Kate and the Queen’s best moments together over the years.
Royal editor and author Ingrid Seward reveals what the Queen's really like behind closed doors. Ms Seward speaks to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' about a personal encounter she had with Her Majesty at a private party.
The Duke of Edinburgh is not someone who is an obvious advocate for women's rights within the Royal Family. The Sunday Times' royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah and historian Anna Whitelock explain why they think Prince Philip is a feminist role model, through his support for the Queen and some of the sacrifices he's made.
It’s been quite the year for the Royal Family , with not one but two weddings, a new baby and another on the way in the new year. The Queen proved she was as style savvy as the younger royals with a surprise appearance at the Richard Quinn catwalk show, joining US Vogue editor Anna Wintour in the front row during London Fashion Week . The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a third addition to their family with the birth of Prince Louis in April. While glimpses of Louis have been rare, his older siblings George and Charlotte have stolen the show on more than one occasion. The young royals are practically pros at page boy and bridesmaid duties. After announcing their engagement in November 2017, Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle tied the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, in a ceremony that was watched by an estimated 1.9 billion people around the world. It was a star-studded affair and Meghan wowed in her wedding dress by Clare Waight Keller and an evening gown by Stella McCartney. The pair have thrown themselves into their royal duties and charmed everyone they met during their royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in October. The trip got off to an exciting start as the couple announced they’re expecting their first child next spring. Princess Eugenie also married her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank at the same venue as her cousin Harry on October 12, and her proud mother Sarah, Duchess of York made her return to the fold. Kate came back from maternity leave in October and looks more confident in her role than ever. As well as joining forces with William at several engagements, she’s proven that the Kate effect is still in force with her fashion choices. The Prince of Wales celebrated his 70th birthday in November and there were plenty of family and public occasions to mark his milestone. And then of course, the Queen was joined by the rest of the royals to celebrate Christmas at Sandringham . Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Royal Wedding highlights: Best moments from Meghan and Harry’s big day, revisited Kate and Meghan’s Christmas Day outfits through the years in pictures Kate, Meghan and the rest of the royals arrive for the Queen’s Christmas lunch