Jill Lawless, Associated Press Updated 2:27 am PDT, Thursday, May 2, 2019 In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, a drawing, left, which has been recently confirmed as a portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci and forms part of the Royal Collection, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. The newly identified sketch will go on public display for the first time later this month in Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace in London between May 24 - Oct. 13. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP) less In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, a drawing, left, which has been recently confirmed as a portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci and forms part of the Royal Collection, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, ... more Photo: Steve Parsons, AP Photo: Steve Parsons, AP Image 1 of / 7 … [Read more...] about Leonardo drawing, portrait mark 500 years since his death
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News / UK and world by Press Association February 28, 2019, 2:05 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Princess Eugenie was left “very touched” by letters of support she received applauding her decision to put her back operation scar on display on her wedding day. Her bridal gown, designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, was created with a low back at Eugenie’s request to show a long scar from a procedure to correct scoliosis – curvature of the spine – when she was 12. The Queen’s granddaughter describes in audio commentary, for a new Windsor Castle exhibition about her wedding day outfits, how girls going through the same procedure wrote to her after her gesture, aimed at breaking down the “taboo” around scars. Eugenie says in the commentary: “I had always wanted a low back, part of it was showing my scar and I believe scars tell a story about your past and your future and it’s a … [Read more...] about Eugenie ‘very touched’ by support over wedding dress displaying scar
News / UK and world by Press Association February 28, 2019, 11:03 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Princess Eugenie is to tell visitors to Windsor Castle “how scars tell a story” and showing them is a “way of getting rid of a taboo”, as part of a special exhibition of her wedding dress. The princess’s Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos gown featured a low back to reveal her scar from scoliosis surgery as a child. In a recording made for members of the public visiting the castle, Eugenie explains: “I had always wanted a low back, part of it was showing my scar. “I believe scars tell a story about your past and your future and it’s a way of getting rid of a taboo. “For me it’s a way of communicating with people who are going through either similar situations with scoliosis or having a scar of their own they are trying to deal with.” Eugenie, the Queen’s granddaughter … [Read more...] about Eugenie tells of showing scar to break taboo at royal wedding exhibition
PUBLISHED: 17:03 14 February 2019 Steve Russell Joe Lubbock. 'My role for the Spitfire was putting the thing together. Next was the Wellington bomber doing endless calculations on how many bombs it could carry, depending on the target' Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Find out about Joe’s many achievements, from working on the Spitfire to hand-printing books. Joe and Ruth Lubbock mark their 75th wedding anniversary in 2016. 'He adored my mother. It was a very happy marriage,' says daughter Catherine Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNA video made more than 20 years ago was called “J.G. Lubbock, Artist and Writer”. And that was true. But there was more to Joseph Lubbock than the man shown making prints in his Suffolk studio. Much more.A Cambridge engineering graduate, he was involved in developing the nippy Spitfire fighter-plane and, with Sir Barnes Wallis, the Wellington bomber. Joe also served with the Royal Engineers as a bomb disposal … [Read more...] about Joe packed so much into his 103 years
News / UK and world by Press Association December 30, 2018, 2:46 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Big on the royal front in 2019 will be the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby. “Our little bump”, as Harry as dubbed his first-born, will be putting in an appearance in the spring, and is believed to be due in April. Seventh in line to the throne, and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s eighth great-grandchild, baby Sussex is joining a large brood of next-generation royals including his or her cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Royal fans will be hoping Harry and Meghan introduce their baby to the world in a debut photocall. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did so with all three of their children on the steps of the private maternity ward the Lindo Wing in west London. It is not yet known whether Meghan will follow in Kate’s footsteps and … [Read more...] about What’s coming up for the royal family in 2019?