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5 of Queen Mary and King Frederik’s sweetest PDA moments

5 of Queen Mary and King Frederik’s sweetest PDA moments

King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark are no strangers to the spotlight. The royal couple, who announced their engagement in 2003 and wed in May 2004, have undertaken a plethora of royal engagements and royal tours over the years. Whilst in the spotlight, the loved-up couple typically keep any public displays of affection to a minimum. However, on rare occasions, the couple have been known to share a handful of sweet PDA moments. © Getty ImagesKing Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark share four children together From rare kisses to subtle pats of reassurance on the back, keep scrolling to discover King Frederik and Queen Mary’s most tender moments in the limelight… Balcony bliss © Getty ImagesFrederik and Mary appeared in high spirits as they made their debut on the balcony back in 2018 In 2018, the then-Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife Crown Princess Mary shared a loving moment on the balcony as the Royal Life Guards carried out the changing of the guard to mark Frederik’s milestone 50th birthday.  …

The history of the real “Mary & George” queer love story

The history of the real “Mary & George” queer love story

Throughout history queer relationships have existed in many forms but “Mary & George” highlights a royal queer relationship between between George Villiers (Nicholas Galitzine) and King James I (Tony Curran). Based on the book, “The King’s Assassin: The Secret Plot to Murder James I,” the Starz period drama is about the Villiers — mother and son Mary (Julianne Moore) and George, plotting to snake their way into the good graces of King James. The duo gained social and political power as a result of Mary molding George into a tool to appeal to James and his sexual and romantic desires.  Mary’s success landed her and George a close, personal relationship with the king alongside being given significant titles of Countess and Duke of Buckingham. At the time, this made George one of the first commoners not of royal blood to be given a dukedom. James and George’s relationship lasted a decade, after their meeting in 1614 and staying together until James died in 1625. Their companionship began when Mary sent George to France to be educated as a member of …

Mary Berry’s Secret Ingredient For The Best Jacket Potatoes

Mary Berry’s Secret Ingredient For The Best Jacket Potatoes

We’ve written before about how Mary Berry adds unexpected ingredients to everything from her midweek lasagne recipe to her mash. And it turns out that the Cordon Bleu-trained chef also has a… lesser-known (to us, anyway) approach to jacket potatoes. In a recipe for her fancy baked spuds, it turns out that the baking queen adds an extra step after the tatties have cooked. After opening up the potatoes to mash their centres ahead of receiving toppings, the former GBBO star adds butter (standard) and… milk (less usual, we feel). We’re not saying it doesn’t make sense “Slice each potato in half and scoop out the soft potato into a bowl,” her recipe reads. Then, “Add the milk and butter and mash with a fork. Stir in the topping of your choice… season and mix to combine.” I mean, loads of us do it with mash. I’d just never heard of doing it with baked potatoes before ― but of course, it’s the same principle, so maybe we shouldn’t be so alarmed. After all, we …

Gogglebox’s Giles and Mary reveal ‘friction’ and ‘drinking’ in 30-year marriage

Gogglebox’s Giles and Mary reveal ‘friction’ and ‘drinking’ in 30-year marriage

Eccentric Gogglebox duo Giles Wood and Mary Killen have long been lauded for their playful relationship on camera, but they have invited fans behind the scenes of their three-decade-long marriage in a candid interview. The TV stars, who live in a home nicknamed ‘The Grottage’ in Wiltshire, discussed dealing with “friction” and “passive-aggressive” behaviour. © GettyGiles and Mary have been married for over 30 years When Idler asked about their relatable relationship, which is a big hit among Gogglebox viewers, Giles replied: “There’s a friction there,” and his wife added: “I think they like us for disagreeing agreeably. They like us fighting but not splitting up.” Giles went on to explain that their disagreements are often in jest, even going so far as to joke that their communication is kept to a minimum! “Mary hardly talks to me at all because we’re incompatible,” he quipped. © Channel 4The Gogglebox stars live in Wiltshire in a home nicknamed ‘The Grottage’ When they do argue, it is always short-lived. “Some families have three-day sulks when they fall out with …

Mary Katrantzou becomes Bulgari’s first-ever creative director of leather goods and accessories

Mary Katrantzou becomes Bulgari’s first-ever creative director of leather goods and accessories

Italian luxury fashion house Bulgari has announced the appointment of London-based Greek designer Mary Katrantzou, as its first ever creative director of leather goods and accessories.  “The rich cultural heritage and dual Greco-Roman roots of Bulgari have played an integral part in my formation as a designer,” Mary says of the new role. “I’ve always been inspired by the design codes and syncretism of Bulgari, its mastery of colours and the depth of narrative. I’m deeply honoured to be leading the creative vision for this new chapter and elevating everyday life into a form of art,” adds the designer, who is often dubbed, ‘The Queen of Prints’.  In September 2019, I was lucky enough to be invited to Athens to see the Mary Katrantzou SS20 couture show, which nearing sunset was staged at the Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion.  Models at the Mary Katrantzou SS20 couture show READ: Mary Katrantzou on motherhood, her personal style and her new haute couture handbags MORE: High Jewellery 2024: The chicest collections to have on your radar It was an incredible …

Queen Mary re-emerges after holiday with Frederik and children and addresses tragic news

Queen Mary re-emerges after holiday with Frederik and children and addresses tragic news

Queen Mary resumed her royal duties on Wednesday following a private holiday with King Frederik and their four children over the Easter break. The Danish royal, 52, looked elegant in an all-navy ensemble and a matching fedora-style hat, as she marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Home Guard in Churchillparken, Copenhagen. But tragedy struck the night before the public celebration, following the death of a female soldier on night duty in the park. According to Danish newspaper, Billed Bladet, the Home Guard soldier died from a cardiac arrest. As Queen Mary took to the podium to address military personnel, she paid tribute to the servicewoman, saying: “For 75 years, the Home Guard has created security and safety for the Danes. It is a day we want to celebrate, but before I go any further, I would also like to express my deepest sympathies to those bereaved by last night’s tragic death.” © GettyA minute’s silence was also held to honour the female soldier Her Majesty then toured the nearby Freedom Museum after presenting …

The #1 Trait That Defines A Truly Great Relationship | Mary Morrissey

The #1 Trait That Defines A Truly Great Relationship | Mary Morrissey

Over the years, I’ve worked with countless clients who looked like they “had it all” from the outside: fulfilling careers, comfortable lives, and beautiful families. Yet after just a few minutes of speaking with them, they’d often confess that something big was missing from their lives. Despite their success, they found themselves struggling to connect with their long-term partners. And every time I meet someone who’s run into this kind of roadblock in their relationship, I think back to something that happened to me many years ago. I was flying back from a conference when the man sitting next to me struck up a conversation. At first, we exchanged the kind of small talk you’d normally expect from a stranger on a plane. But when he asked me what I did for a living, and I mentioned that I was a speaker, consultant, and teacher, something changed. He began to tell me his life story. He didn’t hold anything back. He shared his challenges with me, and the one that seemed to trouble him the …

‘Mary & George’ Is a Compelling Trip to the Gay 1600s

‘Mary & George’ Is a Compelling Trip to the Gay 1600s

History is so boring. At least, it can be when told in the stiff cadences of a traditional costume drama—all drab rooms and clopping hooves and loaded looks meant to stand in for heat and action. Thus our culture is littered with movies and TV series that have tried, to varying degrees of success, to liven up our ideas the past, to infuse things with grit and color and messy spurts of passion. We’ve seen it done to the Tudors, to the Borgias. And now we turn our hungry eyes to the Jacobeans in the series Mary & George (Starz, April 5), which finds a novel way to stimulate modern sensibilities.  The hook of the series—created by D.C. Moore, adapting from Benjamin Woolley’s book The King’s Assassin—is titillating. Mary & George casts us into the realm of ruffle collars and capotain hats and then says, But wait! What if everyone was gay? Or bisexual, or whatever? Even more compellingly, it’s based on what is, in fact, somewhat settled history: King James VI and I (so-called …

I’m Obsessed With Mary Berry’s 1 Ingredient For Levelling Up Minestrone Soup

I’m Obsessed With Mary Berry’s 1 Ingredient For Levelling Up Minestrone Soup

Despite what the weather may look like right now, it is in fact spring and for those of us that spending our sundays cooking up a storm, it means fresh new batches of recipes to put on rotation. Where better to start than the classic minestrone soup? Packed with veggies, pasta, beans, and plenty of nutrients, this soup is the perfect healthy lunch that’ll leave you feeling satiated for hours. That being said… what if we improved it with an ingredient that the culinary queen herself, Mary Berry, swears by? While Mary sticks to most of the traditional ingredients in this recipe and makes the most of spring vegetables, she does have one extra ingredient she likes to add and, to be honest, I wish I’d known sooner. That’s because Mary uses no other than a good ol’ dollop of pesto to round off her minestrone soup! Imagine that combined with the flavour we know and love?! My mouth is watering thinking of it, honestly. Mary Berry’s minestrone soup recipe As featured on Saturday Kitchen, …

How Mary Berry Improves Minestrone Soup

How Mary Berry Improves Minestrone Soup

Despite what the weather may look like right now, it is in fact spring and for those of us that spending our sundays cooking up a storm, it means fresh new batches of recipes to put on rotation. Where better to start than the classic minestrone soup? Packed with veggies, pasta, beans, and plenty of nutrients, this soup is the perfect healthy lunch that’ll leave you feeling satiated for hours. That being said… what if we improved it with an ingredient that the culinary queen herself, Mary Berry, swears by? While Mary sticks to most of the traditional ingredients in this recipe and makes the most of spring vegetables, she does have one extra ingredient she likes to add and, to be honest, I wish I’d known sooner. That’s because Mary uses no other than a good ol’ dollop of pesto to round off her minestrone soup! Imagine that combined with the flavour we know and love?! My mouth is watering thinking of it, honestly. Mary Berry’s minestrone soup recipe As featured on Saturday Kitchen, …