The floral designer dress was first worn by the Duchess of Kent to the royal wedding last May.
Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing a 10-year restoration project, which is set to cost taxpayers an estimated £369 million. Economics journalist Daisy McAndrew thinks that the British monarchy should take a leaf out of the Swedish Royal Family's book and keep Buckingham Palace open all year round so there is more money for maintenance. However, the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter explains why this is not possible, since it is still a working palace.
The Queen is famously frugal but she does have one extravagance - horses. Royal finances expert David McClure speaks to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' about Her Majesty's expensive hobby and how much it costs her.
Yahoo UK's Head of Finance Lianna Brinded speaks to royal finance expert David McClure about how the Queen gets her money and how she spends it. Host Kate Thornton also speaks to the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter, PR expert Nick Ede and economics journalist Daisy McAndrew. They discuss whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will opt for the royal baby photocall, how transparent the royals should be about their finances and whether they could take a leaf out of the Swedish Royal Family's book, when it comes to their historic properties.
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.