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floskate
09-10-2011, 02:17 PM
Bea graduated from Uni yesterday :) :cheer:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2035580/Proud-Prince-Andrew-Sarah-Ferguson-unite-watch-Princess-Beatrice-graduate-Goldsmiths.html

Fergie looks really rough :eek:

skatesindreams
09-10-2011, 04:23 PM
Bea graduated from Uni yesterday :) :cheer:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2035580/Proud-Prince-Andrew-Sarah-Ferguson-unite-watch-Princess-Beatrice-graduate-Goldsmiths.html

Fergie looks really rough :eek:

I'm glad for Beatrice.
You're right about Sarah. :(

mkats
09-10-2011, 06:03 PM
The most intriguing thing I learned from that article is that Sarah has a Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/sarahtheduchess).

barbk
09-10-2011, 07:22 PM
Bea graduated from Uni yesterday :) :cheer:

Fergie looks really rough :eek:

I think she looks perfectly normal for a 52 year-old who hasn't gone the route of injectable fillers, face lifts, and the other practices many of the Hollywood types engage in. So she's got eye wrinkles, and smile lines, and her skin looks like that of a 50-something woman.

Princess Caroline looks creepy to me. Fergie looks like a completely normal person who didn't have a makeup artist airbrushing her face. And good for her.

(But what does the 1/2 mean related to Bea's degree?)

AragornElessar
09-10-2011, 08:58 PM
Congratulations to Princess Bea!!

This must be especially sweet for her considering all of her issues and struggles Bea's had dealing w/her dyslexia. Good for her!! :)

edited to add...I've been working my way through this year's addition to my Royalty Library from our friend who's an Antique Dealer in NY State and one of the books he brought me this year is Debrett's Royal Children. It goes up to Prince Harry's birth and is *very* interesting. What made me nearly drop the book earlier today though?

I turned the page to see a lovely portrait picture of Princess Anne and Peter from when he was about six months old. The thing that made me do a double take and nearly drop the book though was that if I didn't know better, I would have sworn I was looking at his daughter Savannah. The likeness is eerie!!

I really need to go to that Daily Mail article of a few weeks back from the day after Zara's Wedding, print off that one picture of Autumn and Savannah where she's all grins and slip it in to go alongside that picture of Anne and Peter in the book. It really is eerie just how much she looks like her Daddy at that same age. :D

edited *again* to add...Sheesh!! No sooner do I post something about Royal Babies, I see this over at The Royal Forums where the listing of threads recently posted are on the right side of the screen...

HRH Princess Haya of Jordan and second wife of the Sultan/Sheikh (I can never keep the Arab titles straight, so I apologize in advance for that) of Dubai is expecting their second child.

2012 is certainly going to be quite the Royal Baby Boom Year. :D

AragornElessar
09-13-2011, 04:08 AM
(But what does the 1/2 mean related to Bea's degree?)

I asked about that over at TRF, since I didn't understand what that meant either, and was told it translates to a BA in History and History of Ideas w/Honours.

Considering just how much reading Beatrice had to do to acheive that *and* also deal w/her learning disablity while doing it, that has got to be more than just a bit of a very sweet accomplishment for her. Good for her!! :)

Vagabond
09-13-2011, 04:17 AM
But what does the 1/2 mean related to Bea's degree?

It's not a 1/2, it's a 2:1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second-class_honours#Upper_second-class_honours), a highly respectable Upper Second Class Honours Degree.

(For those of you curious about other members of the royal family: The Duke of Cambridge also got a 2:1, but the Prince of Wales and the Earl of Wessex only got 2:2's.)

barbk
09-13-2011, 04:44 AM
It's not a 1/2, it's a 2:1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second-class_honours#Upper_second-class_honours), a highly respectable Upper Second Class Honours Degree.

(For those of you curious about other members of the royal family: The Duke of Cambridge also got a 2:1, but the Prince of Wales and the Earl of Wessex only got 2:2's.)

Never mind, just saw the link. Thanks, Vagabond.

Latte
09-13-2011, 10:08 PM
Congratulations to Princess Bea!!

This must be especially sweet for her considering all of her issues and struggles Bea's had dealing w/her dyslexia. Good for her!! :)

edited to add...I've been working my way through this year's addition to my Royalty Library from our friend who's an Antique Dealer in NY State and one of the books he brought me this year is Debrett's Royal Children. It goes up to Prince Harry's birth and is *very* interesting. What made me nearly drop the book earlier today though?

I turned the page to see a lovely portrait picture of Princess Anne and Peter from when he was about six months old. The thing that made me do a double take and nearly drop the book though was that if I didn't know better, I would have sworn I was looking at his daughter Savannah. The likeness is eerie!!

I really need to go to that Daily Mail article of a few weeks back from the day after Zara's Wedding, print off that one picture of Autumn and Savannah where she's all grins and slip it in to go alongside that picture of Anne and Peter in the book. It really is eerie just how much she looks like her Daddy at that same age. :D

edited *again* to add...Sheesh!! No sooner do I post something about Royal Babies, I see this over at The Royal Forums where the listing of threads recently posted are on the right side of the screen...

HRH Princess Haya of Jordan and second wife of the Sultan/Sheikh (I can never keep the Arab titles straight, so I apologize in advance for that) of Dubai is expecting their second child.

2012 is certainly going to be quite the Royal Baby Boom Year. :D


Not too late for William and Kate to get their contribution in!:D

AragornElessar
09-13-2011, 11:31 PM
As part of next year's Diamond Jubliee Celebrations in Britain, there will be an Exhibit of The Queen's various pieces of Jewelry called Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration. It will be taking place from August to September of next year at Buckingham Palace.

Article over at Forbes...

Forbes ~ Royal Diamond Exhibit to Mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee (http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonydemarco/2011/05/12/royal-diamond-exhibit-to-mark-queen-elizabeths-diamond-jubilee/?weirdness?)

The announcement at The Royal Collection site

The Royal Collection ~ Royal Collection exhibitions across the UK will celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 (http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/default.asp?action=article&ID=945)

There's a listing of all of the various Exhibitions the Royal Collection will be putting on in their part of next year's Celebrations. You have to scroll down to find where the Diamonds exhibit info is.

Sigh...Now *this* is something I wish I could see live in front of me.

nerdycool
09-14-2011, 12:28 AM
Moi aussi. But I shall just have to rely on kind people on the internet to share their experiences.

Re: the Jubilee, I wonder if the Queen will commission a new piece of jewelry. Queen Victoria commissioned a fabulous necklace and a set of earrings for hers, so hopefully the Queen will follow suit... even if it is just a brooch.

And this sounds promising:

The exhibition will reveal how many of these extraordinary stones have undergone a number of transformations, having been re-cut or incorporated into new settings during their fascinating history.Perhaps we can find out what happened to some of the tiaras that haven't been seen in over 100 years. One can hope anyway.

Parsley Sage
09-14-2011, 01:39 AM
I would so love to go to London next summer. That diamond exhibit will be stunning, jaw dropping, amazing...not sure I could find a suitable adjective.

nerdycool
09-14-2011, 02:41 AM
I would love to go to, only I would go for the Olympics, and the jewels would probably be icing on the already awesome cake. I have to imagine though that this exhibit, coming when it does, will bring in a ton of tourists that will already be in London.

IceAlisa
10-08-2011, 04:41 AM
Duchess of Cambridge declines to pose for Vogue: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/kate-middleton-reluctant-style-icon-will-not-appear-in-vogue-2576034/

She is so sensible it should be illegal. :P Good for her, really. And she does have great style.

barbk
10-12-2011, 05:44 PM
Another royal wedding, this one in Bhutan:
http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/12/8286697-royal-wedding-fever-grips-mysterious-nation