Skip to main content

UPDATED Royal Tour India: Garden Party

TRH's second day in India concluded with a garden party held in honor of The Queen's birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge chose Temperley London (another go-to designer for the Duchess) separates for the occasion. The top and long skirt are embellished with embroidery inspired by Indian Chintz prints (which is why it reminds me of my Grandmother's handkerchiefs ... in a good way). In terms of makeup, it seems the Duchess has reverted to her standard smokey, taupe, pencil rimmed look rather than the tight-lined liquid black she used at the Bollywood dinner.
Sample of Indian Chintz textiles - the style typically involves intricate floral designs printed on a light background.
Prince William ended his speech to the assembled guests with the following message: "Now I can report back to Granny that I have done my duty! Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining with us to wish The Queen a very happy. birthday.  Bahot dhanyavaad." I'm certain those last words in Hindi ("thank you very much") were uttered with a very charming English inflection.
Photos: uk press via getty images

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Meet Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan

The young, beautiful, and fashionable Queen of Bhutan, a country secluded from the world's limelight due to its remoteness, has already been generating a stir ever since her marriage to the King and her rise to the position of Queen Consort. She is a powerhouse in her own right, and much loved by the Bhutanese people. However, on a fun and superficial level, she has also drawn favorable comparisons to the Duchess of Cambridge, so much so, that she is sometimes referred to as the "Kate Middleton of the Himalayas".
So who is this Himalayan Queen? At 25-years-old, she is the youngest Queen Consort in the world. Like Kate, she was a commoner (though with an aristocratic lineage) and the daughter of a pilot. She is fashionable, athletic, and holds a university arts background. Additionally, she herself is a brand new mum, having recently given birth to a baby boy.
As with Wills and Kate, the King and Queen of Bhutan have always shown great respect for their country's cult…

Archives: Kunal Nayyar Weds Neha Kapur

TV's lovably neurotic astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrapali (aka Kunal N) married former Miss India Neha Kapur in a lavish round of ceremonies in Delhi back in December. Thankfully the real life Kunal doesn't require booze to talk to women - otherwise these two would be headed for a very silent or very drunk married life. Cheers to the happy couple. Here are a couple of snaps from Neha's mehendi ceremony and from their Big Fat Indian wedding reception. I hear it was a small, family affair with only about 1,000 people in attendance. Check out a slideshow of their nuptials here.
Photos: jeremy lusk via people, vinayak das via people.

Deepika's first American magazine feature