Royal couple Meghan Markel and Prince Harry have created quite a stir ever since their announcement that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family. As part of the new arrangements, Markle has already shifted to Canada with baby Archie and her dogs, while Harry is set to join her soon. The royal couple, who welcomed baby Archie, last year, who have also given up on their HRH titles, have made it clear that they do not want public money and will also repay the 2.4 million pound sterlings, which is the taxpayers money that was used to renovate the cottage they lived in, Frogmore. The Queen, though reportedly unhappy with the developments, issued a statement that she has signed off on the request. The new arrangement will come in to effect in the spring of 2020.The British royal family’s internal affairs have constantly come up for public scrutiny and have caused many controversies. We take a look at the times the royal family have found themselves in the eye of a storm, publicly.
With the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged, we decided to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the most famous royal engagements of years gone by.The story of how Prince Philip designed his wife Queen Elizabeth II’s engagement ring wouldn’t look out of place in a fairy tale.While the sapphire ring Prince Charles used to propose to Princess Diana has undoubtedly taken on a legacy of its own.From Princess Margaret’s second proposal to the royal wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, take a look back at the most romantic royal engagements in history.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: The royal style moments that will go down in historyWhat would Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding look like?Kate Middleton’s top fashion moments of 2017
The queen, shot by Annie Leibovitz for "Vanity Fair" on the occasion of her 90th birthday, poses with Willow, Holly, Vulcan, and Candy at Windsor Palace.
Kate Middleton just wore a tiara for the third time ever and the British press is. Freaking. Out. Proving once again that stars—they’re just like us! Middleton recycled a tiara she’s already worn. Which might seem accessible and so chill, tiara-wise, but is kind of boring when you have an entire vault full of diamond crowns from which to choose. The Duchess of Cambridge, who gave birth to her second child, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, in May, wore Cartier’s halo tiara for her wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. At her mother-in-law’s annual diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace in 2013, she wore the Lotus Flower tiara, which is what she wore again on Tuesday night, when she and her husband William, Duke of Cambridge, welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan to Middleton’s first state banquet.For months, the British press has wondered just which crown she would choose. “Will Kate borrow a tiara from the Queen or choose one of Princess Diana’s [favorites] at her first ever state banquet at Buckingham Palace?” asked the Daily Mail. “Kate’s first state banquet: Which tiara will she wear?” wrote Hello. And Vogue UK pondered “Duchess Catherine’s Diamond Decision.”Cartier or Garrard? Something subtle purchased by the people or stacks on stacks of diamonds gifted from Russia? Middleton could have worn any of the following crowns with her bespoke Jenny Packham dress (red, of course, for China). Instead she chose the Lotus Flower, or Papyrus, which was a gift to Princess Margaret from the Queen Mother, who asked Garrard to turn a necklace into this tiara.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.