Articles Tagged 'The Queen Mother'

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London’s Victoria & Albert Acquires Vivien Leigh Collection

Oscar-winning British actress Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind, A Street Car Named Desire) was extremely meticulous in keeping journals and cataloging personal letters from friends and colleagues. London’s The Victoria & Albert museum has acquired the cherished collection, which includes never-before-seen items, from Leigh’s grandchildren. V&A curator Keith Lodwick told the BBC News, “It really […]

Will Kate Middleton Wear a Tiara for the Royal Wedding?

All that glitters is not necessarily gold – it might be a diamond and silver tiara, the elegant, crown-like headpiece favored by princesses and brides. Should Kate Middleton don a tiara on April 29, she will be joining a tradition which goes beyond the British royal family all the way back to the leaders of […]

WATCH: ‘King’s Speech’ Scribe Weighs in on William and Kate

The King’s Speech screenwriter David Seidler thinks Prince William and Kate Middleton can look to the marriage between George VI and the Queen Mother as a source of inspiration. He’s one of a growing number of people who take this view. He says it wouldn’t be a bad idea and he thinks England would welcome […]

William, Kate, and the Marriage Lessons of ‘The King’s Speech’

As Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare for their married life together, they have a timely cinematic reminder of a successful and important royal marriage from the last century. The King’s Speech, which portrays King George VI‘s battle to overcome his stammer, also shows how crucial the support of his wife Queen Elizabeth (mother of […]