The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, discretely pays tribute to the memory of her husband’s mother with her jewelry.
One of Kate’s favorite pieces of jewelry is a gift she received from her sister Pippa in 2013: a necklace featuring a gold-plated disc with the words “George Alexander Louis” etched into it.
The sentimental present also features a charm engraved with the letter ‘W’ for ‘William’ inscribed on it, and a small charm shaped like a boy.
The necklace, created by Merci Maman, is actually a small honoring the memory of Lady Di.
The brand wrote a message on their blog: “Upon the birth of Prince William in 1982, Prince Charles gave Diana the gift of a gold pendant (photographed below) engraved their new son’s name, which she always wore close to her heart.Princess-Diana-personalised-necklace In 2013, Pippa Middleton continued this family tradition by giving her sister Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, our Personalised Duchess Necklace to celebrate the birth of Prince George.”
“The Duchess Necklace” and variations can now be personalized on the jeweler’s website.
The designer died on Thursday in a hospital near Sussex after she lost a hard battle with cancer. Walker was one of Princess Diana’s favorite designers. “Catherine Walker overcame young widowhood and fought cancer twice with enduring bravery.
“She built one of the most successful British couture brands and at the same time raised a loving family. Catherine Walker has dressed many of the world’s most beautiful women.”
Catherine Walker was born in France but develop her fashion career mainly in Britain as a leading couture designer. Walker was married to John Walker and had two daughters.
The designer’s work was awarded by receiving the Designer of the Year for Couture at the British Fashion Awards in 1990 and Designer of the Year for Glamour the following year.
Over 600 images were posted online, among them are pictures of Queen Elizabeth II, with its eldest son, Prince of Wales, and his children, Princes William and Harry, announced Buckingham Palace, Queen’s official residence in London.
British royal services are using many new technologies adopted also by the queen, although she has the venerable age of 84 years. She uses e-mail, has an iPod and a cell phone.
The Royal website (http://www.royal.gov.uk/) received an update last year, when the queen sent her first message on Twitter. The Queen has also her own channel on YouTube website – the Royal Channel.
A dedicated page on Flickr (www.flickr.com/britishmonarchy) presents original images, and some of Princess Diana, the former wife of Prince Charles, who died in a car crash in Paris, 1997. Here are pictures of the Queen while she was a baby, dressed in military uniform, during World War II.
According to TheDailyBeast.com, the prince will likely propose to his girlfriend this summer.
“A high-placed source in royal circles tells me that two days in June have been mysteriously blocked out on the palace diaries — June 3 and 4,” said Tina Brown, who runs
The Beast and has written a biography Princess Diana.
Rumors also say that a wedding would follow in November, the timing of which makes sense because:
“Philip will be 90 in June 2011, and the Queen celebrates her diamond jubilee — 60 years on the throne — in February 2012. Their closeness to their grandson, especially
Philip, makes them eager, I am told, to see William settled in matrimony.”
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