Happy 200th Birthday, Queen Victoria! In honor of the second-longest reigning monarch’s birthday, here are some facts about her:
1. Victoria was born on 24 May 1819.
2. Her real name was Alexandrina Victoria, after one of her godparents. Her family called her "Drina" for short.
3. Queen Victoria's birthplace, Kensington Palace in London, is now home to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
4. She became Queen very young, just a month after she turned 18, in 1837.
5. Victoria's reign lasted for more than 60 years - that makes her the second longest reigning monarch, after our current Queen, Elizabeth II.
6. Queen Victoria's husband was Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who was her first cousin. They married in February 1840.
7. Women typically wore their favourite dresses on their wedding day, regardless of its colour. But, Victoria opted to wear a white satin and lace gown. She accessorised with an orange blossom wreath, a diamond necklace and earrings, and a sapphire brooch. This began a tradition of white wedding dresses that continues today!
8. Victoria and Albert had nine children together - their names were Victoria, Edward, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold and Beatrice.
9. She was only 4ft 11 tall and had to be seated on a raised platform in order to be seen during events.
10. Sadly, Albert died in December 1861, when the Queen was 42 years old. Victoria never recovered from his death, and dressed in black as a sign of mourning for the rest of her life. She withdrew from public life for over ten years, which made the public lose faith in her as Queen. She was dubbed "The Widow of Windsor".
#NEW Princess Charlotte will join her brother Prince George at Thomas's Battersea school in September this year!
The school's headmaster, Simon O'Malley, said: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother, Prince George, at Thomas's Battersea.
I’m so excited to see Lottie, her parents and probably her brother at the first day at school in a few months!
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→ 12 February 2019 | The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the gala of 'The Wider Earth', a play that tells the story of Charles Darwin, at the Natural History Museum in London. ⠀
The performance was in support of Queen's Commonwealth Trust and Queen's Commonwealth Canopy. ⠀
After their arrival, Harry and Meghan met with children from Urbanwise London, an organization that helps people connect with their environment by offering outdoor activities and learning programs to families, schools and adult groups. ⠀
Swipe to see more photos from that day.👉⠀
→ 12 de febrero de 2019 | El Duque y la Duquesa de Sussex, asistieron a la gala de 'The Wider Earth', una obra de teatro que cuenta la historia de Charles Darwin, en el Natural History Museum de Londres. ⠀
La actuación fue en apoyo al Queen's Commonwealth Trust y al Queen's Commonwealth Canopy. ⠀
Luego de su arribo, Harry y Meghan se reunieron con niños de Urbanwise London, una organización que ayuda a la gente a conectarse con su entorno ofreciendo actividades al aire libre y programas de aprendizaje a familias, escuelas y grupos de adultos. ⠀
Desliza para ver más fotos de ese día. 👉⠀
Today (24/05), The Duke of Sussex played in the ninth annual Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, held for the first time in Rome, Italy, to raise funds and awareness for Sentebale’s work supporting children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa.
Co-founded by The Duke of Sussex in 2006 with Prince Seeiso, Sentabale has worked for over a decade in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi to address the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV, providing them with the tools, peer networks, and education to lead healthy and productive lives.
Eastern and southern Africa remain the regions most affected by the HIV epidemic - accounting for 45% of the world’s HIV infections. Lesotho and Botswana have the second and third highest infection rate of HIV in the world – with children often too afraid to access the life-saving treatment and care available, because there is still too much associated stigma.
Sentebale’s core programme supporting children living with HIV reaches over 4,600 children and young people each month who are coming to terms with living with HIV through monthly Saturday clubs at local healthcare facilities, and 1,700 youth through residential week-long camps in Lesotho and Botswana.
Last year alone, Sentebale’s youth volunteers aged between 18 and 24 delivered sexual and reproductive health education, including topics on HIV prevention in schools and communities to over 100,000 of their peers in Lesotho.
Support from today’s match will help Sentebale to expand these essential and life-transforming initiatives.
Last year The Duke and Duchess attended the Sentebale Polo Match in July, where we had the beautiful moment when they kissed while Nacho Figueras, who also played today, was about to give the trophy to them.
According to Omid Scobie, Nacho said, “It is wonderful to be raising awareness and funds for children affected by HIV in southern Africa. I’ve seen first hand the impact this work has on young lives and as a father, I know only too well how important education, love and support is to children.”
حضور پررنگ و برجسته برند Rami Kadi در فستیوال فیلم کن امسال. رامی کدی دیزاینر معروف لبنانی آمریکایی است که سلبریتی های بسیاری در مناسبتها و عرصه های بین المللی لباسهای کوتور او را می پوشند و در فستیوال کن امسال نیز لباسهای او بسیار زیبا بودند.
#Ramikadi in #Cannes2019
Princess Charlotte will join Prince George at Thomas’ Battersea School from September this year, Kensington Palace have announced.
Principal Simon O’Malley says: “We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”
The co-educational school is located in the heart of what is dubbed “nappy valley”, given fact it is such a sought-after location for families.
The school has a theatre, a gymnasium, a ballet room, pottery room, along with two libraries, an Astroturf and a rooftop playground.
Former pupils of the school are include model Cara Delevingne and singer Florence Welch.
Princess Charlotte’s nursery is Willcocks Nursery School, while George’s was Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk.
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Друг принца Гарри и #МеганМаркл рассказал о знакомстве с их сыном Арчи. Спортсмен #НачоФигерас побывал в гостях у герцога и герцогини. Подробности — по ссылке в профиле @spletnik_ru ⬆
- Good evening! Today, Harry was in Rome, Italy, for the Sentebale Polo Cup. This is the first time this competition takes place in Italy. The competition aims to raise funds to help children and young people affected by HIV in Southern Africa. It's for a very good reason that the Duke of Sussex has been fighting since 2006. I wish you a very good weekend! 🇮🇹🏆🏇🏼 - Bonsoir! Aujourd’hui, Harry était à Rome, en Italie, pour la Sentebale Polo Cup. C’est la première fois que cette compétition a lieu en Italie. La compétition a pour but de collecter des fonds pour aider les enfants et les jeunes touchés par le VIH en Afrique Australe. C’est pour très belle cause que le Duc de Sussex lutte depuis 2006. Je vous souhaite par avance un très bon week-end! 🇮🇹🏆🏇🏼
Maria Frisby, a print model, actress and former Ms. Pennsylvania 2004 in a recent photoshoot in PA. Maria was on the cover and featured in the national magazine H2 Model & Pageantry Magazine. She was a Miss America judge at a Miss America preliminary pageant in York, PA in 2017. She was a special guest, co-host and starred in Time Warner Cable’s “The Dave Gold Show” in New York. She has been assisting with the upcoming movie MELTDOWN, Based on True Events. She was recently interviewed and filmed for an upcoming tv documentary. She graduated from Penn State University. She writes inspirational poems and wrote poems about Duchess Meghan, Prince Harry, the late Princess Diana, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Whitney Houston. She received a lovely royal letter from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from Kensington and Buckingham Palace. She graduated from Penn State University.#mariafrisby #mspennsylvania#mspennsylvania2004 #pageantqueen#pageantqueens #pageantplanet#moviemaking#pageantnews#pageantcast#westhollywood#pennstatealumni #pennstatefootball#westhollywood #celeb#celebs #celebrity#celebritynews #celebrities#abc#nbc#cbs#uk #duchessmeghan#duchessofsussex#meghanmarkle #princeharryandmeghan#moviedirectors #missamerica#missusa#photographers #photoshoots
The queen is amused! 😉👑
Maria Frisby, a print model, actress and former Ms. Pennsylvania 2004, in a photoshoot in PA. Maris was on the cover and featured in the national magazine H2 Model & Pageantry Magazine. She was a special guest, co-host and starred in Time Warner Cable’s “The Dave Gold Show”in New York. She writes inspirational poems and wrote poems about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as well as on the late Princess Diana, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Whitney Houston. She was contacted by the royal family and received Royal Mail from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from Kensington and Buckingham Palace. She reaches out to the sick, disabled, elderly, homeless and general public to brighten their day. She graduated from Penn State.#mariafrisby#mspennsylvania #mspennsylvania2004 #pageantnews#pageantplanet#pageantcast #missamerica#missusa#pennstatefootball #pennstatealumni#celeb#celebs#celebrity#celebrities #celebritynews#uk#greatbritain #uk#meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex#duchessmeghan#meghanmarkle #royalfamily#imdb#westhollywood