Royal family

Royal bra-maker Rigby & Peller sold to Belgian company

By Jennifer Lipman, August 17, 2011

A majority stake in the bespoke lingerie company co-owned by a Jewish businesswoman since 1982 has been sold to a Belgian company.

June Kenton, often referred to as "the grand dame of British underwear", acquired the Rigby & Peller brand nearly 30 years ago with her husband Harold after building up a clothing business from shops in Brixton and Streatham.


Hall of Fame: Brett Ratner

July 12, 2011

"The Duchess and a Jewish Prince..."


Charles sings the praises of Nightingale

By Jessica Elgot, July 7, 2011

Opening the Wohl Wing at Nightingale on Wednesday, the Prince of Wales was so impressed by the home's care for the elderly that he said he was "booking early to avoid disappointment".


Charles and Camilla wow the Board

By Jenni Frazer, July 7, 2011

The Prince of Wales paid a fulsome and affectionate tribute to Britain's Jewish community this week in a wide-ranging address to mark the 250th anniversary of the Board of Deputies.

Prince Charles, long established as a keen amateur historian, addressed a warmly responsive audience at Guildhall, sending shivers down the spines of some when he recalled that in Guildhall's Great Hall, where he wa


Prince's Jerusalem pitch?

By Simon Rocker, July 7, 2011

Could His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales be trying to tell us something?

On Tuesday night, he addressed a packed audience at Guildhall to celebrate the 250th anniversary year of the Board of Deputies.
Accompanied by his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles got a standing ovation for his speech, which was crammed full of references to the long relationship between Britain's royal fa


Thank you, Royals

By Elissa Bayer, May 26, 2011

The Royal Wedding, the capture and death of the world's most wanted terrorist, continuing fighting in the Middle East and the fall in commodity prices - and we are not even half way through the year.


Israeli man seeks royal wedding name-change

By Jennifer Lipman, May 23, 2011

An Israeli man has requested to officially change his name to Henry William Phillip Charles Frederick Michael Louis George Edward Robert.

The ten names are all those of former British sovereigns and, according to Ynet, the man was inspired to apply for the name-change by the extensive coverage in Israel of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.


School's lesson from day

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 5, 2011

The royal wedding was a school day at Manchester's King David High. To make it a celebratory occasion, teachers had stayed late the previous night to decorate corridors with banners wishing the couple mazeltov. Special assemblies and an ice cream lunch were also organised.


Leeds united for William and Kate

May 5, 2011

Three hundred members of the Leeds community celebrated the royal wedding at The Zone, where the brunch programme offered something for all tastes.

The venue was suitably decorated thanks to the efforts of Zone members, Brodetsky Primary pupils and cubs and brownies.


How does one dress a royal wedding?

May 5, 2011

The chairman of a Jewish family-run tailoring business has revealed the intricate secrets behind the outfit worn by Prince William on his wedding day.