Happy Anniversary!

Wedding dress of Elizabeth II

Wedding dress of Elizabeth II (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A very happy wedding anniversary to Her Majesty and to the Duke of Edinburgh.

At left, Princess Elizabeth, the future queen, donned a fringe tiara and a string of pearls to accent her beautiful gown. Designed by the princess’s favorite couturier, Sir Norman Hartnell, it was paired with her coronation dress in a special display to mark her 90th birthday this year. Her Majesty’s coronation gown was also designed by Hartnell.

Source: Telegraph

Prince George’s Royal Ranking

Royal Ranking
Prince George graduates into eBay.co.uk’s royal ranking on third birthday 

On the day the nation celebrates the third birthday of Prince George, eBay.co.uk has found that he’s sneaked his way into the royal ranking, selling nearly 19 items every day with listings including ‘Prince George style’ outfits and commemorative coins.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, the Duke o...

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Toronto’s Royal York Hotel. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

However, despite the 15% increase in sales since eBay’s last ranking in April, the young heir has a long way to go to catch up with his ‘Gan-Gan’ a.k.a. The Queen. Her Majesty tops the ranking selling more than 28,000 products in the last three months; that’s 13 items every hour with more than 100,000 listings currently on site, ranging from a £20,000 piece of art to DVDs.

Maintaining his second place position is Prince Harry, selling more than 25 items every day. Close friend and sister-in-law Kate Middleton follows him in third– up one place from the April ranking. The mother-of-two has sold more than 2,800 items in the last three months – with current listings including photographs and face masks.

Hanging back in fourth place is Duke of Cambridge; Prince William, selling just over 2,000 items in the last three months – nearly 10 every hour and Princess Charlotte fails to make the royal grade this time – coming in at seventh place.

eBay.co.uk’s royal ranking:

    The Queen
    Prince Harry
    Kate Middleton
    Prince William
    Prince George

Note: Data taken from eBay.co.uk on the following dates:
20.04.16 – 18.07.16; 21.07.16; 20.04.16 – 18.07.16; 21.07.16; 20.04.16 – 18.07.16; 20.04.16 – 18.07.16; 21.07.16; 20.04.16 – 18.07.16; 20.04.16 – 18.07.16

Prince George Turns 3!

I know I say this each year (and probably will every year hence), but I can’t believe Prince George is growing up so fast. This time three years ago, we were anticipating his arrival and the Cambridges’ appearance together as a family of three. We were awaiting our own personal arrival, too: that of our daughter, due that September. Time flies so fast!

Happy birthday, little friend!


Incredible Diamonds: The Basics


The Centenary Diamond. Photo courtesy of 1stdibs.com

Ever wonder about the history and myth behind some of the world’s most famous diamonds? Wonder no more. Check out this great article from 1stdibs.com for a primer on some of these famous gems from around the world.

Included are royal diamonds as well as diamonds that are simply fabulous in their color or size. This grand list includes the Russian Orlov Diamond, the Koh-i-Noor, and the Tiffany Yellow Diamond. [Read it!]


This article appears in full on 1stdibs.com, written by Bella Neyman.