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New Polls: Outfit of the Week And Best Gowns In SeptemberPosted: 07 Oct 2015

Two new polls are up. This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here. Voting closes on October 11. The second poll features best gowns in September. To cast your vote, click here. Voting closes on November 1.

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Lalla Salma Marks 10th Anniversary of Her Cancer FoundationPosted: 04 Oct 2015

On Saturday evening, Princess Lalla Salma hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her cancer foundation, the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. The gala had the theme of ‘solidarity and sharing’ with the aim of raising funds to build an oncology centre in Béni Mellal, a city in the centre of the country at the base of Mount Tassemit, as well as an oncology centre in Laayoune in Western … Continue reading →

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Happy 10th Birthday Prince Emmanuel!Posted: 04 Oct 2015

Belgium’s Prince Emmanuel today celebrates his tenth birthday. The young Prince is the third child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, and was born at Anderlecht’s Erasmus Hospital. He was born during the 2005 royal baby boom, when five of Europe’s Crown Princesses all gave birth within a six-month period. Emmanuel currently attends the Eureka School, which specialises in educating people with learning difficulties. He is third in line for the throne, … Continue reading →

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Danish Crown Prince Couple Award Culture Prize for 2015Posted: 03 Oct 2015

The Danish Crown Prince and Princess tonight awarded the 2015 edition of their culture prize, during a ceremony at the Culture Yard in Helsingør. Frederik and Mary took to the stage to deliver speeches during the evening, which included musical performances by a number of local musicians, to present four awards. The ‘Social’ prize went to the Danish Refugee Council program Mind Your Own Business, which helps minority youth boys to “strengthen their … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry Attends England v Australia Rugby MatchPosted: 03 Oct 2015

All the benefits of a home-ground advantage couldn’t help the English rugby team tonight, as they went down 13-33 to Australia. An enthusiastic Prince Harry was in the stands at Twickenham Stadium for the match. Harry, proudly wearing an English rugby jersey, cheered and responded to on-field happenings like every other Englishman in the crowd – fist-pumping when things went well, throwing his hands up exasperated when they didn’t before … Continue reading →

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King Willem-Alexander And Queen Maxima At The Meeting “China In The Netherlands”Posted: 01 Oct 2015

In preparation of their upcoming State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima attended today, Thursday October 1st, the meeting “China in The Netherlands” organized by the University of Leiden where the event took place. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival in the University, The Royal Couple were welcomed by Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board … Continue reading →

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Letizia Wears A Figure Hugging Dress During A School VisitPosted: 01 Oct 2015

Queen Letizia of Spain looked elegant in a dark red figure hugging dress during her visit to the Javier Garcia Tellez secondary school for the opening of their vocational training course in Caceres. Upon arrival, Queen Letizia took the time to greet people who lined up to see her and took a few pictures with them. She then took a tour of the course and met with the teachers and … Continue reading →

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Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia Dies Aged 76Posted: 30 Sep 2015

Prince Friedrich Wilhem of Prussia, the paternal uncle of the current head of the House of Hohenzollern, Georg Friedrich, has passed away at the age of 76, his family confirmed earlier today. He died on Tuesday in Berlin following a long illness. The Prince, born in February 1939, was the eldest son of Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia and his wife, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia. The last German … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry Joins Walk of Britain Trek in ShropshirePosted: 30 Sep 2015

Having a long-standing relationship with Walking with the Wounded, Prince Harry today made good on his promise to join the charity’s latest expedition, a 1,000mile trek across the UK, for a portion of the walk. The Prince took part in the 17mile stretch from Church Stretton to Ludlow in Shropshire. Harry trekked alongside six wounded veterans, four British and two American. They stopped at Stokesay Castle, where the Prince spent some time with … Continue reading →

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit MediafinPosted: 30 Sep 2015

Yesterday, Tuesday September 29, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the redactions of L’Echo and De Tijd, two daily newspapers published by the Mediafin Media Group, a Belgian company established in 2005. L’Echo is a business newspaper published in French while De Tijd is a business and economics newspaper published in Dutch. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Dirk Velghe, … Continue reading →

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima On Working Visit to New YorkPosted: 29 Sep 2015

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent three days in New York from September 27 to 29 on a working visit at the United Nations. The Royal Couple was accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of the Environment Wilma Mansveld, the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Emen. On … Continue reading →

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Prince Carl Philip And Princess Sofia Attend The Hela Sverige Skramlar ConcertPosted: 29 Sep 2015

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended tonight the Hela Sverige skramlar concert. The Hela Sverige skramlar concert revenues goes to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia arrived holding hands and were seen sitting next to each other during the concert. Upon arrival, The Prince was asked if they had helped the refugee crisis and he responded to “We have contributed”.

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Queen Letizia And Queen Sofia Attend Joint MeetingPosted: 29 Sep 2015

Queen Letizia and her mother in law, Queen Sofia attended a joint with the Foundation Against Drug Addiction at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. The two Queens sat next to each other during the meeting. View image | gettyimages.com They met with the communication media of FAD, a drug awareness organisation of which Sofia is honorary president. Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia also posed with their guests.

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, September 21-27

Posted: 28 Sep 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on October 3.

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Queen Rania Speaks At The Global Citizen Festival In New YorkPosted: 27 Sep 2015

Her Majesty Queen Rania has spoken at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. The event aims to get people aware and more active in helping reduce poverty and inequality around the world. Her Majesty said “We extend the hand of humanity to those who are risking their lives in search of peace, safety, and security”. She added “We call on leaders to honor their obligations towards refugees and to … Continue reading →

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Sorry Bro! William Cheers As His Team Defeats Harry’s EnglandPosted: 26 Sep 2015

The daggers were thrown at Twickenham Stadium this evening, as Prince William and Prince Harry were in the crowd as Wales took out a nail-bitting 28-25 win over England in their pool match of the Rugby World Cup. Prince William, who is the Vice Royal Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, and his wife Kate leapt to their feet and cheered as Wales scored a penalty in the final minutes of … Continue reading →

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Final Event to Celebrate 200 Years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Posted: 26 Sep 2015  T

The Orange-Nassaus were out in force this evening, attending a concert at the Royal Theatre Carré that brought to a conclusion the celebrations that have been taking place over the past two years to mark the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Princess Mabel, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Prince Bernhard … Continue reading →

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Charles and Camilla Commemorate Battle of Loos 100th Anniversary

Posted: 26 Sep 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesy, as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are known as whilst in Scotland, today attended a service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Loos, one of the largest British battles of World War One. Dundee’s City Square was transformed into a ‘cathedral’ of sorts, for a service attended by over 1,000 people, including veterans, current servicemen and politicians. … Continue reading →

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Duchess of Cambridge Visits Women’s Prison

Posted: 25 Sep 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning paid a visit to HM Prison Send in Surrey, where she met with inmates and ex-prisoners who have received aid from the Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust. Dressed in an ivory and grey tweed dress from The Fold, Kate spent around two hours at the prison, hearing from ex-prisoners about how RAPt’s 12-step drug and alcohol program helped them to beat their addictions and live a … Continue reading →

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Royals at World Childhood Foundation ThankYou Gala Held In New YorkPosted: 25 Sep 2015

Several royals have attended the ‘ThankYou’ gala held by the World Childhood Foundation at the Plaza Hotel last night. Queen Silvia, who founded the organisation in 1999, was the star of the show, presenting Jordan’s Queen Rania with the inaugural ‘ThankYou’ award during the event. Rania, dressed in a pair of black bell-bottomed formal trousers and a white and black lace blouse, was recognised for her tireless work ensuring “her home country … Continue reading →

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Heart of Marie of Romania to Rest at Pelişor CastlePosted: 24 Sep 2015

It has been announced that the heart of Queen Marie of Romania, the grandmother of the current head of the Royal Family of Romania, will be moved to Pelişor Castle in Sinaia, which has been selected as the heart’s final resting place. The Queen, who was born a Princess of Edinburgh in 1875 and was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, died in July 1938 at the Castle, and had requested that … Continue reading →

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Queen Sofia Attends the 25th Anniversary of ‘Perro Guia ONCE’s Foundation’Posted: 24 Sep 2015

Queen Sofia of Spain attended the 25th anniversary of the ‘Perro Guia ONCE’s Foundation’ in Madrid. The foundation is located around 20km from Madrid and is a center that trains guide dogs. During the event, Queen Sofia was seen carrying the puppies and watched a brief demonstration. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Sofia holding a guide dog puppy

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Charlotte Casiraghi Takes Front-Row Seat at Gucci ShowPosted: 24 Sep 2015

Charlotte Casiraghi attended the Gucci womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 show during the Milan Fashion Week. To the show, Charlotte wore a Gucci printed dress. After the show, Charlotte attended a party in honor of Gucci’s designer, Alessandro Michele. The party was hosted by François-Henri Pinault and attended by Anna Wintour, Franca Sozzani and a few other names in the fashion business. View image | gettyimages.com Charlotte Casiraghi attends the Gucci fashion … Continue reading →

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Norway’s Crown Princess Receives “Conversation Bench”Posted: 23 Sep 2015

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Red Cross, the Crown Princess of Norway was today presented with a red ‘conversation bench’ in the Palace Park. The bench is one of 400 which are being placed around the country in public places, to encourage a warmer, closer society. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was joined by Red Cross refugee guide Naghmeh Gorgin, herself a former refugee, for some tea on … Continue reading →

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Queen Silvia Attends Mentor Foundation International GalaPosted: 22 Sep 2015

This evening, Queen Silvia was present at the Mentor Foundation USA’s International Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Wearing a green and white evening gown with a leaf motif, the Queen delivered a speech and posed for photographs with Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal and Princess Sora bint Sa’ad of Saudi Arabia. Mentor International was founded by Queen Silvia in 1994 and aims to empower children and young people “to make … Continue reading →

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Remains of Last Russian Tsar Exhumed For Further TestingPosted: 24 Sep 2015

The remains of Russian’s last tsar, Nicholas II, and his wife Alexandra have been exhumed by Russian authorities for further testing, which is hoped will confirm the identities of the remains found in 2007 that are believed to be that of two of the couple’s children, Grand Duchess Maria and heir Tsarevich Alexei. The Investigative Committee took samples from the Tsar and Tsarina as the Russian Orthodox Church wanted further … Continue reading →

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William and Harry Pay BBC’s “DIY SOS” A Visit in ManchesterPosted: 23 Sep 2015

Princes William and Harry today got their hands dirty during a trip to Manchester, where they met the team that produces the BBC series DIY SOS. The show is currently transforming several buildings on one street into homes for ex-service personnel. View image | gettyimages.com Wearing white hardhats bearing their names and blue safety vests, the two Princes spoke with the 240 builders and volunteers, as well as the street’s existing residents, before being … Continue reading →

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Princess Beatrix and Queen Sonja Open The Exhibition “Munch: Van Gogh”Posted: 23 Sep 2015

Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands and Queen Sonja of Norway attend the opening of the exhibition “Munch: Van Gogh” today. The exhibition is being held at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition showcases work of the two artists, Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch. Their work is shown side by side to show the similarities of their artwork, despite the two artists having never met. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Beatrix … Continue reading →

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, September 14-20Posted: 23 Sep 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on September 27.

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Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Dies of Heart Attack

Posted: 19 Sep 2015

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the eldest son of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed with his first wife, Sheikha Hind, has died of a heart attack, the Dubai Media Office announced today. The 33-year-old Sheikh, who owned the famous Zabeel Stables, died Saturday morning the announcement said. Funeral prayers were held after sunset at the Zabeel Mosque, before the Sheikh was laid to rest at the Umm Hurair cemetery. Writing … Continue reading →

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William, Catherine And Harry Attend The 2015 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony

Posted: 18 Sep 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended the 2015 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony in Twickenham. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, it was obvious that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were having a good time as they seemed to be all smiley and couldn’t keep their eyes off each other. Prince Harry gave speech at the opening ceremony.

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Queen Rania Receives The Walther Rathenau Prize

Posted: 18 Sep 2015

In recognition of her work as an outstanding advocate for peace and understanding between East and West, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan was awarded on Thursday the Walther Rathenau Prize. The prize was presented to Her Majesty by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel during a ceremony held at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Queen Rania dedicated the prize to the people of Jordan. She spoke to the audience … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Mary Spends The Day In Aarhus

Posted: 16 Sep 2015

Dressed in a simple fuchsia frock, Denmark’s Crown Princess paid a visit to the city of Aarhus today, where her visit focused on the areas of health and education. First was a stop at the Aarhus University Hospital to visit the paediatric heart clinic. Princess Mary – who is patron of the Danish Heart Association – spoke with doctors and nurses, before meeting with some of the children who suffer from heart-related illnesses … Continue reading →

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Felipe and Letizia’s First Day in the United StatesPosted: 15 Sep 2015

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their official visit to the United States, spending their first day in Virginia and Washington, D.C. They first toured Mount Vernon, the plantation estate owned by America’s first President, George Washington, located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The couple laid a wreath at the tomb of Washington while there, and then were shown the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George … Continue reading →

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Swedes Attend Opening of ParliamentPosted: 15 Sep 2015

The Swedish Royal Family attended a number of events today to mark the opening of the 2015/2016 parliamentary session. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led their children and their spouses first at a church service at Stockholm Cathedral. The theme of the service was the refugee crisis that is currently impacting Europe. View image | gettyimages.com They then travelled via carriage to the Riksdag, the King and Queen were … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry On First Public Duty After Return From AfricaPosted: 15 Sep 2015

Prince Harry performed his first public duty in over three months today, visiting Goodward Aerodrome in West Sussex as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked. The Prince, who turned 31 today, was given a tour of the airfield and attended a briefing at the Boultbee Flight Academy about the flypast of over 40 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheims across the south of England. View image | gettyimages.com Harry was due … Continue reading →

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Prinsjesdag 2015

Posted: 15 Sep 2015

Today, Tuesday September 15, The Dutch Royal Family celebrated the traditional opening of the Parliament, Prinsjesdag. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was accompanied by his wife, Her Majesty Queen Maxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. The Dutch Royals left Noordeinde Palace at around 13:00 heading to the Knight’s Hall in the Golden Carriage through the streets of The Hague. Princess Beatrix saw the procession of the carriages from the … Continue reading →

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Princess Beatrice Spotted At Tommy Hilfiger’s Fashion Show

Posted: 14 Sep 2015

Princess Beatrice of York has been spotted today attending the Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show in New York. Princess Beatrice sat in the front row and was seen backstage after the show, she also posed for a few pictures with the designer. The 27-year old royal wore a black and white outfit to the event. View image | gettyimages.com

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, September 7 – 13

Posted: 14 Sep 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on September 20.

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“Gathering of the Heirs” in NorwayPosted: 14 Sep 2015

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway hosted their counterparts from Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg at Mågerø, the summer home of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, on the island of Tjøme over the weekend. A photograph released by all four royal courts shows Haakon, Mette-Marit and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, posing in the garden of Mågerø with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of … Continue reading →

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Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Public Appearance Since JulyPosted: 13 Sep 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge is back in action again now that her maternity leave after the birth of Princess Charlotte has come to an end. For her first public appearance since earlier this summer, the Duchess attended a morning service at Crathie Kirk in Scotland. The Cambridges have been staying at Balmoral whilst the Queen celebrated her milestone of becoming the country’s longest reigning monarch. Kate sported a new hairstyle … Continue reading →

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Sophie Of Wessex Answers Calls For Charity EventPosted: 11 Sep 2015

Sophie, Countess of Wessex attended the annual BGC Global Charity Day at BGC Partners in London. Dressed in a lovely summer solid orange short sleeve dress, The Countess answered calls at the call-centre at the charity event. The Charity was founded in 2005 and is an annual event which raises funds for victims of 9/11 attacks. View image | gettyimages.com

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Queen Maxima Attends The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Opening SeasonPosted: 11 Sep 2015

The evening of September 10, Her Majesty Queen Maxima was present at the grand opening of the new season of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Upon her arrival to the theater, The Queen was welcomed by Kajsa Ollongren, deputy Mayor and alderman of Art and Culture of Amsterdam. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra opening night is a festive concert that takes place every year to mark the launch of the new season. The first concert … Continue reading →

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King Philippe And Queen Mathilde Visit LimburgPosted: 10 Sep 2015

Today, Thursday September 10, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Limburg. Upon their arrival in Hasselt, the capital, The King and The Queen visited the Corda Incubator Campus where they were welcomed by Herman Reynders, the governor of the Province of Limburg and Hilde Claes, the Mayor of Hasselt. The Corda Incubator Campus is an high-tech company runs by entrepreneurs of start-ups. They met Hugo Leroi, … Continue reading →

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Busy Day For Victoria And DanielPosted: 10 Sep 2015

September 10, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel had two events on the agenda. Their first event of the day was visiting Öjersjö Brunn school. The purpose of the visit was to know more about the students work with basic values. The school has adopted the “Star for Life” method which helps and teaches students how to grow as individuals and strengthen their self esteem. The Crown Princess foundation supports … Continue reading →

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Lunch at the Constitutional Court For King Felipe and Queen LetiziaPosted: 09 Sep 2015

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were guests at a luncheon held to mark the 35th anniversary of Constitutional Court of Spain today. The couple were greeted by Francisco Perez de los Cobos, the President of the Constitutional Court, which was established in July 1980, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría. View image | gettyimages.com Once inside, the King and Queen met with the twelve … Continue reading →

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Queen Máxima Visits a Cheese Factory!Posted: 09 Sep 2015

The Queen of the Netherlands today paid visits to two businesses involved in the production of cheese, one of the products her country exports globally, a dairy farm and a cheese production factory. Queen Máxima, wearing one of her more intriguing outfits of red culotte shorts and floral shirt, first was shown around the a dairy farm in Koudum owned by the Stokman family that is home to 300 cows. … Continue reading →

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Duchess of Cornwall Visits ITV StudiosPosted: 09 Sep 2015

Dressed in a pale pink skirt and matching blazer from Bruce Oldfield, the Duchess of Cornwall appeared to have a fabulous time during her visit to the ITV Studios in London this morning, to help mark the broadcaster’s 60th anniversary. The Duchess met with some of ITV’s most known faces, including Lorraine Kelly, Janet Street-Porter, fashion consultant Gok Wan and part of the cast of Birds Of A Feather (which the Duchess … Continue reading →

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Duchess Donata of Oldenburg Has Passed AwayPosted: 08 Sep 2015

It was announced yesterday that Duchess Donata of Oldenburg, the mother of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, has died after a long illness. She died on Saturday September 5. According to the statement released by her family, the Duchess died at a hospital in Traunstein, aged 65. The nature of her illness was not disclosed. Donata was born a Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen in June 1950, training as a nurse before she married … Continue reading →

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Prince Ali To Stand for FIFA Presidency in 2016Posted: 09 Sep 2015

Surrounded by his family and senior government officials, Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein announced on Wednesday that he will run for the presidency of FIFA for a second time, running against current President, Michel Platini. The Prince expressed his decision duuring a press conference held in Amman today and said, “I was the only person who dared to challenge Blatter, I ran because I believe that FIFA needs change.” He added “This … Continue reading →

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Queen Elizabeth Becomes Longest Reigning British Monarch While in ScotlandPosted: 09 Sep 2015

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has become the country’s longest reigning monarch, and she spent the day in Scotland where she undertook one public engagement. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen officially opened the new Scottish Borders railway line that creates a train link from Edinburgh to the Borders, with the new station located in Tweedbank. She and the Duke took the Union of South Africa steam train from Edinburgh … Continue reading →

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Princess Sofia of Sweden Undertakes First Solo Engagement in South AfricaPosted: 08 Sep 2015

Swedish Princess Sofia has made her first solo overseas trip, representing the Royal Family at the Global Child Forum on Southern Africa held in Pretoria, South Africa on September 8. The Princess delivered a keynote address at the Forum, which was also attended by Dr Graça Machel, widow of South African President Nelson Mandela and also patron of the Forum, and Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairwoman of the African Union Commission. In … Continue reading →

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Countess Alexandra And Martin Jörgensen Are DivorcingPosted: 08 Sep 2015

After over eight years of marriage, Countess Alexandra and Martin Jörgensen have filed for divorce it has been announced today. The announcement came from Countess Alexandra’s lawyer. The lawyer said that Martin has moved out of the couples home in Copenhagen. Countess Alexandra And Martin tied the knot on March 3, 2007, this was her second marriage. Her first marriage was to Prince Joachim. They were married for 10 years … Continue reading →

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Princess Laurentien Attends Literacy Week OpeningPosted: 07 Sep 2015

Today, Monday September 7, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the 11th edition of the Literacy Week Opening in the square near the Parliament building in The Hague. During the event, the Princess presented the “National Literacy Awards”. The winners this year were “The Maternity Bird”, a social enterprise about maternity care; the children’s comic “Look and Read” and “Language and Parental Involvement / Language and Finance Parenting”, a foundation … Continue reading →

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, August 31-September 6Posted: 07 Sep 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image of a few outfits in this week’s poll. Voting closes on September 12.

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Albert And Charlene Attend The Princess Grace Awards GalaPosted: 06 Sep 2015

Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene attended the Princess Grace Awards in Monaco. The awards were presented by sponsor Christian Dior Couture at the Monaco Palace. The Princess Grace Awards is rewarded to new talents in theatre, dance and film through scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships. The 37 year old royal wore a floor length gown by Christian Dior Haute Couture from the Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. View image | … Continue reading →

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British Royals Attend Annual Highland Gathering in Scotland

Posted: 05 Sep 2015

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Peter and Autumn Phillips attended the Braemar Highland Gathering in Aberdeen today. The royal family are regulars at the event, which is just a short drive from their Scottish home, Balmoral Castle. View image | gettyimages.com Just days before she reaches the milestone of becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Elizabeth II was seen wearing a red suit and sharing a blanket with … Continue reading →

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Swedish Royals Host Sverigemiddag (Sweden Dinner)Posted: 04 Sep 2015

This evening, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, The Crown Prince Couple, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia welcomed over 200 guests to the Royal Palace as they hosted Sverigemiddag known as Sweden Dinner. Sweden Dinner is an official dinner hosted for people who have made significant contributions locally, regionally or nationally. It started in 2013 on the occasion of King’s 40 years on the throne. The Crown Princess announced her pregnancy … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Victoria Announces Second PregnancyPosted: 04 Sep 2015

Today, September 4, 2015 the Swedish Royal Court announced that Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are expecting their second child. The statement says “Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown Princess is expecting their second child. The birth is expected to take place in March of 2016. No changes in the schedule of The Crown Princess Couple’s public engagements are planned during … Continue reading →

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Mike Tindall Says He Is All Hands On DadPosted: 04 Sep 2015

Speaking to The Times, Mike Tindall has said he is a “hands-on dad” to his 20-month-old daughter Mia when wife Zara Phillips is busy with the horses. Mike said “You’ve got to be a hands-on dad nowadays,” he said. “Plus Zara spends a lot of time with the horses, so I don’t have much choice in that sense.” Proud father also spoke how he enjoys taking out Mia on pony … Continue reading →

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Princess Marie Opens “Georg Jensen – An Adventure In Danish Silver” ExhibitionPosted: 03 Sep 2015

Princess Marie opened the “Georg Jensen – An adventure in Danish silver” in Kolding. Dressed in a classic black suit, Princess Marie cut the red ribbon of the opening of the exhibition which is the largest exhibition of Danish silverware. Princess Marie listened to the castles CEO give a speech then toured the exhibition. The exhibition is being held in Jutland’s oldest royal castle. The exhibition is being held as … Continue reading →

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Princess Laurentien Attends The National Water Savers DayPosted: 03 Sep 2015

Today, Thursday September 3, Princess Laurentien attended the second edition of the National Water Savers Day in the Plein square in The Hague. The purpose of the event is to teach children and their families how to save energy in their daily lifestyle at home like having a five minute shower instead of nine minutes. During the event, the Princess along with other participants jumped roped for   five minutes to show how long five … Continue reading →

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Norway’s Crown Prince And Princess Busy Day In TrondheimPosted: 03 Sep 2015

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Trondheim. During th visit, the royals had three engagements and the purpose of the visit was research and innovation. The couple visited SINTEF Energy Lab where they attended the opening of the Foundation’s new energy laboratory. Prince Haakon gave the opening speech, they were then showed around the new facility and signed a plaque. Crown Prince couple also visited the Norwegian University … Continue reading →

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Princess Mary Meets Winners Of The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship

Posted: 02 Sep 2015

Earlier today, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark met the winners of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship at Frederik VIII’s Palace. The Vice-Chancellor and Professor Peter Rathjen from the University of Tasmania was also present at the meeting. Crown Princess Mary met the winners, posed for photographs on the steps of the palace and then a reception was held in the Tapestry.

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King Juan Carlos: “We Have A Great King”Posted: 01 Sep 2015Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, has given an interview to journalist Carlos Herrera for his new radio program, Herrera en COPE, in which he praised the efforts of his son, King Felipe VI. “We have a great King with very many good qualities,” King Juan Carlos said of his son, stating that he was “very proud, excited and above all very pleased” to see how the change in reign has worked out, … Continue reading →The post King Juan Carlos: “We Have A Great King” appeared first on The Royal Forums.Princess Mary Raises UN Global Goals Flag in CopenhagenPosted: 01 Sep 2015

The Crown Princess of Denmark today participated in an ‘inspiration meeting’ of 100 organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed ideas relating to next year’s Women Deliver conference (of which Mary is patron) that will be held Copenhagen for the first time. Also on the agenda was a celebration of “gender equality obtaining a clear and undeniable position in the Universal agenda” and that it has qualified as one … Continue reading →

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First Day of the School Year for the Young BelgiansPosted: 01 Sep 2015

Belgium’s young royals today began the 2015-2016 school year, heading off in the company of their parents, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel and Princess Eléonore were dropped off at the Sint-Jans Berchmans College, a Dutch school in Brussels, by their father, walking down the street together. 7-year-old Eléonore – almost dwarfed by her hot pink backpack, which matched both her pants and her hair clips – was … Continue reading →

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New Coin Minted To Mark Longest Reign in British History

Posted: 31 Aug 2015

The Royal Mint has released the design of the £20 silver coin it has produced to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British monarch. It has been designed by Stephen Taylor and features the five coinage portraits of the Queen that have been used on coins in the United Kingdom since 1952. “I wanted to convey how Queen Elizabeth has matured on the face of a coin, just like … Continue reading →

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Princess Marie Is Joined By Her Family At Tønder FestivalPosted: 30 Aug 2015

Princess Marie was accompanied by her husband, Prince Joachim, and their children to the Tonder Festival this afternoon. kongehuset.dk had announced that Princess Marie would be attending the event with no other royals mentioned. The royals were joined by family friends and their children. The Princess has been patron of the Tønder Festival since 2009. Tønder Festival is a folk music festival which takes place in August.

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Princess Madeleine and Children Have Moved to LondonPosted: 26 Aug 2015

Following Chris O’Neill’s move to England’s capital city in April, Princess Madeleine and the couple’s two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, have also moved, although they are not officially registered as residents of London. The family’s stay in Sweden was temporary, though to be in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, little Leonore and Nicolas have to have their education in Sweden. According to Swedish newspaper Expressen, Madeleine … Continue reading →

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Queen Maxima Attends The Ambassador Days ‘Cheer Up’ Event

Posted: 29 Aug 2015

Today, Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended the Ambassador Days ‘cheer up’ event. This year, the ‘Cheer up’ Foundation celebrates it’s 20th anniversary and is a foundation that helps chronically ill child to a fun day, the day also includes the whole family. Queen Maxima wore a recycled Dolce and Gabbana dress which was perfectly matched with a hat, L.K. Bennett nude pumps and clutch.

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On This Day: Queen Astrid Killed In Car AccidentPosted: 29 Aug 2015

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the death of the popular Queen Astrid of the Belgians. She was killed on August 29 in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland following a car accident. Astrid and her husband, King Leopold III, were holidaying at their villa, Haslihorn, on the shore of Lake Lucerne with their two eldest children, Joséphine-Charlotte and Baudouin. Bad weather saw the couple send the children home to Brussels on August 28, intending … Continue reading →

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Silvia Joined By Carl Philip And Sofia At The Opening Of “The Lilian Look!” ExhibitionPosted: 28 Aug 2015

Queen Silvia of Sweden was joined by her son, Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia at the opening of the “Designs for a Princess – The Lilian Look!” exhibition. The exhibition is being held at the Pillared Hall at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and features around 30 different outfits, dresses and handbags used to various official events by Princess Lilian over a period of 30 years.

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Albert II And His Family Attend The Annual Pique Nique MonegasquePosted: 28 Aug 2015

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the annual Pique Nique Monegasque which is Monaco’s picnic with their twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques. The twins wore traditional Monegasque wear, Prince Albert wore white and black matched with a red tie while Princess Charlene in an all white outfit. View image | gettyimages.com   Arriving at the event, Prince Albert was carrying Prince Jacques while Princess Charlene was carrying … Continue reading →

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Prince Carl Philip And Princess Sofia Arrive In VärmlandPosted: 27 Aug 2015

For their first official engagement together, Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia visited Prince Carl Philip’s duchy of Värmland. On the first day the couple inaugurated the Byamossarna Nature Reserve, of which they are both patrons of. Carl Philip and Sofia also toured the reserve afterwards. The next stop for Carl Philip and Sofia was Mårbacka. They visited Selma Lagerlöf’s home in Sunne. Selma Lagerlöf is a Swedish … Continue reading →

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Princess Tatiana of Greece Celebrates Her 35th Birthday Today

Posted: 28 Aug 2015

Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark turns 35 years old today. Tatiana Ellinka Blatnik was born on August 28, 1980 in Venezuela. Tatiana studied at Aiglon College then went to Georgetown University where she graduated in 2003 with a major in sociology. She worked for fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg as an event planner, she resigned in 2010 to focus on her wedding plans. In December 2009, Tatiana Blatnik and her … Continue reading →

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5th Wedding Anniversary of Prince and Princess NikolaosPosted: 25 Aug 2015

Prince and Princess Nikolaos, also knows as Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana, celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary today. The couple tied the knot five years ago in Spetses, Greece, eight months after announcing their engagement. Tatiana arrived to the church in a carriage with her stepfather. Upon marriage, Tatiana was officially styled Princess Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark with the style of Royal Highness. The couple’s wedding was attended by various … Continue reading →

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Pieter-Christiaan and Anita Celebrate Tenth Wedding AnniversaryPosted: 25 Aug 2015

Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau and his wife Anita today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The pair were married civilly on August 25 in a ceremony held at Het Loo Palace officiated by the Mayor of Apeldoorn attended by their close family and friends. Pieter-Christiaan and Anita posed for photographs in the palace gardens after the ceremony, to which the bride wore a jacket and skirt in shades of green, blue … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Psychiatric HospitalPosted: 24 Aug 2015

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opened the Psychiatry Hospital in Slagelse on Monday morning. During the opening, Mary cut the ribbon and was then shown around the new hospital including the pool, gym and kitchen area. According to the media, The Crown Princess of Denmark said at the end of the tour that the new hospital has been a positive experience and that the hospital was very well thought out.

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Princess Catharina-Amalia Begins High SchoolPosted: 24 Aug 2015

The Princess of Orange today had her first day of high school, and the Dutch Royal Court released a photograph and video of the 11-year-old to mark the occasion. Catharina-Amalia is seen riding a bicycle with a large pink box attached to the front, waving to the camera – behind which her father, King Willem-Alexander, stands – in the garden of their home, Villa Eikenhorst. The Princess will be attending … Continue reading →

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On This Day: Death of Stéphanie of Belgium, Would-Be EmpressPosted: 23 Aug 2015

August 23 marks the anniversary of the death of Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, the woman who, had events not occurred how they did, would likely have become the Empress of Austria. Born in May 1864, she was the second daughter of King Leopold II of the Belgians and his Austrian Archduchess wife, Marie Henriette. An unhappy childhood was a symptom of her parents’ unhappy marriage; their three daughters were left … Continue reading →

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Victoria and Mette-Marit Join Forces For Climate PilgrimagePosted: 22 Aug 2015

Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria today joined forces for climate change, participating in a pilgrimage between Halden, Norway and Strømstad, Sweden. The two Crown Princesses began in Halden, where they met with bishops at the Søndre Enningdalen Church before starting their walk Elgåfossen, a waterfall on the border between the two Scandinavian countries. Upon reaching their destination, Mette-Marit filled a bottle with water and then, standing on the … Continue reading →

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Ahoy There! Dutch Royals Enjoy SAIL Amsterdam 2015Posted: 22 Aug 2015

Sitting on the deck of their grandmother’s boat, De Groene Draeck, the three daughters of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands enjoyed the sun, the sea and the atmosphere of SAIL Amsterdam today, alongside two of their cousins. Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane and the two daughters of the late Prince Friso and Princess Mabel, Countess Luana and Countess Zaria, were seen taking shooting photographs of the other vessels as … Continue reading →

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Opens Global Forum on Youth, Peace and SecurityPosted: 22 Aug 2015

Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan launched on Friday the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, which takes place between 21-22 August 2015 at King’s Academy school in Madaba. The Crown Prince addressed the audience at the opening session of the forum and said that youth are a strategic asset and the real wealth. He added, “Jordan will work through its membership in the United Nations Security … Continue reading →

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The Bernadottes Celebrate 90 Years of Radio SwedenPosted: 21 Aug 2015

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were on hand this evening to help celebrate the 90th anniversary of Radio Sweden at Berwald Hall in Stockholm. They were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The foursome posed for photographs upon their arrival, before heading inside the concert hall for the evening’s show, which included speeches by Radio Sweden CEO Cilla Benkö, and performances by a number of the organisation’s main program … Continue reading →

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Armin, Fürst zur Lippe Has DiedPosted: 21 Aug 2015

The Head of the House of Lippe, Fürst Armin, passed away yesterday, August 20, in Detmold, his family announced today. “In deep sadness, we announce the death of Dr Armin, Prince of Lippe, who died after a short, serious illness on 20 August 2015 aged 91 years in Detmold, in the circle of his family,” the statement released by the Lippes read. Fürst Armin, born on August 18, 1924 to Leopold … Continue reading →

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Baby Girl for Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und TaxisPosted: 21 Aug 2015

Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis, the eldest child of the late Fürst Johannes and Fürstin Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, has given birth to a daughter. The baby girl was born in London at 9:59am on Friday August 21. She has been named Mafalda, according to reports in the German media, and is the first child for Princess Maria Theresia and her British husband, Hugo Wilson. Maria Theresia … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends Premiere of ‘Pøbler’ Documentary

Posted: 20 Aug 2015

Crown Princess Mette-Marit tonight attended the premiere of the documentary Pøbler, which has been partially funded by the Crown Prince Couple’s Fund. The premiere took place at the Colosseum cinema in Oslo. The documentary is based on the Pøbelprosjektet, a project that helps young people who have been out of school or work for some time to find jobs or improve their education. “The film is about a group of young men … Continue reading →

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Crown Prince Frederik Receives Tennis Federation Gold Pin

Posted: 17 Aug 2015

The Crown Prince of Denmark attended the Danish Wheelchair Tennis Championships on Sunday afternoon at the Allerød Tennis Club in Lillerød. Frederik is the patron of the Danish Tennis Federation. During the event, he watched the men’s and women’s finals, then presented the winner and runner-up with their medals. Christoffer Holmer took out the men’s title, while Louise Willerslev-Olsen won the women’s title. Crown Prince Frederik was then presented with the Danish Tennis Federation’s … Continue reading →

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British Royals Mark VJ Day 70th AnniversaryPosted: 15 Aug 2015

A bright sunny London day was quite suitable for commemorations marking the seventieth anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) on Saturday. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended official service of remembrance at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met veterans upon arrival for the service at St Martin-in-the-Fields Meeting with veterans before and after their service, in which Reverend Dr Sam … Continue reading →

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Japanese WWII Surrender Commemorated in the NetherlandsPosted: 15 Aug 2015

Dutch King Willem-Alexander today attended a service at the Indian Monument in The Hague, to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War Two. The King, accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, laid the first wreath in honour of the victims of Japanese occupation at the monument during the service. Afterwards, the official party met with representatives of the former Dutch East Indian community living in the Netherlands. The Dutch Kingdom … Continue reading →

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Not So Little Anymore! Prince Henrik Starts Primary SchoolPosted: 15 Aug 2015

Denmark’s Prince Henrik, son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, had his first day of primary school yesterday, and the young Prince posed for the media wearing a large red backpack. “I have a pencil case and a lunch bag in my schoolbag. I like arithmetic the best,” the six-year-old responded when he was asked about his backpack and what he was looking forward to. Henrik will be attending the St Joseph … Continue reading →

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Release Complaint Over Paparazzi PhotosPosted: 14 Aug 2015

On August 14, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a complaint over paparazzi photos taken of their two year old son, Prince George. Kensington Palace tweeted a letter of complaint to the media across the globe to try and prevent the numerous paparazzi photos of Prince George. You can read the letter here. Some of the tactics paparazzi have used to snap a photo of the young prince have included … Continue reading →

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Zara and Mike Set Sail At Cowes

Posted: 13 Aug 2015

Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall today participated in the annual Artemis Challenge on Cowes Harbour, which is held as part of the traditional Cowes Week sailing event. The duo were part of the Artemis Ocean Racing team for the charity race around the Isle of Wight, but unfortunately they came in 15th out of 16 yachts. The damp and misty weather couldn’t ruin the spirits of the competitors though, … Continue reading →

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Princess Rahma of Jordan Turns 46Posted: 13 Aug 2015

Princess Rahma, the daughter of Prince Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan, turns 46 today. She was born on August 13, 1969 in Amman, Jordan. Princess Rahma, cousin of King Abdullah, graduated from the Sherborne School for Girls in England and went to complete her BA and Masters at Cambridge University. Princess Rahma works with the El Hassan Youth Award, President of the Jordan Gymnastics Federation and presidency of the Young … Continue reading →

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Ole! King Juan Carlos Goes To The BullfightingPosted: 13 Aug 2015

King Juan Carlos was joined by his eldest daughter Elena and her two children, Felipe and Victoria, in the audience of a bullfight tonight in San Sebastián. The toreros (bullfighters) greeted the royals after their respective fights, shaking hands with the former King. This is the first bullfight held in San Sebastián in over three years, after the ban on bullfighting in the city was overturned by the recently elected coalition of Basque … Continue reading →

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Further Statements Regarding Romania’s Former Prince NicolaePosted: 12 Aug 2015

Following Monday’s announcement that King Michael of Romania had removed his grandson, Nicholas, from the succession to the defunct Romanian throne, as well as stripping him of his title, much discussion was had – and is still being had – about the circumstances of why the action was taken. Nicholas Medforth-Mills released a statement of his own on the matter, stating that “this decision, which I accept, comes after a … Continue reading →

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Mike Tindall To Fix Broken Nose Due To Breathing ProblemsPosted: 12 Aug 2015

Mike Tindall, the husband of Princess Anne’s daughter Zara, is due to have surgery on his nose to fix it, as he is struggling with breathing because of it. Mike’s nose has been damaged eight times, and just before his wedding to Zara, Princess Anne allegedly made a comment about his nose, and when his daughter Mia was born, Mike said he hoped Mia wouldn’t have his nose. Mike is … Continue reading →

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Picture Of The Week AnnouncementPosted: 11 Aug 2015

The picture of the week team have decided to not post the weekly fashion polls due to limited events of the royals during August. The polls will resume first week of September. In the meantime, stay tuned for the two upcoming themed polls.

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King Michael of Romania Removes Grandson’s Title and Succession RightsPosted: 10 Aug 2015

The former King of Romania and the current Head of the Romanian Royal Family, Michael I, has made the decision to remove from his grandson, Nicolae, his title and succession rights to the defunct Romanian throne. “On August 1, 2015, His Majesty King Michael signed a document withdrawing from his grandson, Nicolae, son of Princess Elena, the title ‘Prince of Romania’ and the style ‘Royal Highness’. The King also excluded … Continue reading →

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Japanese Empress Diagnosed with Myocardial Ischemia

Posted: 09 Aug 2015

Tests performed at the University of Tokyo Hospital have shown that Empress Michiko is suffering from myocardial ischemia, a condition in which blood flow to the heart is reduced. According to the Imperial Household Agency, Empress Michiko will not have to have surgery at this stage to fix the condition, she will receive medication if her chest pains continue to worsen. She underwent a coronary computed tomography scan on August 9, after … Continue reading →

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Princess Anne’s Granddaughters Enjoy Weekend at Eventing FestivalPosted: 09 Aug 2015

Princess Anne’s trio of fair-haired granddaughters kept their parents on their toes over the weekend, as they frolicked around Gatcombe Park during the Festival of British Eventing. Savannah and Isla Phillips along with Mia Tindall enjoyed the sunshine from the stands with Peter and Autumn Phillips while watching the horses compete, after 19-month-old Mia threw a tantrum when her mother, Zara, hastily removed her from fiddling with the dials on … Continue reading →

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Trip to Vardø for Norwegian Royal FamilyPosted: 09 Aug 2015

The Norwegian Royal Family today stopped in Vardø, in the county of Finnmark in northern Norway, as part of their private summer holiday. King Harald V and Queen Sonja were joined by their two children, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Märtha Louise, with their spouses and their five grandchildren. “We can not just sit and tell them the story. We must show them that too, for otherwise it becomes boring for the grandchildren,” … Continue reading →

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King Felipe Presents Copa del Rey Awards on Final Day

Posted: 08 Aug 2015

Spain’s King Felipe VI delivered the prizes to the winning teams of the 34th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE sailing competition during a ceremony at the Ses Voltes Cultural Center in Palma de Mallorca this evening. Eight teams – four Spanish, two American, one Japanese, one Italian – were named the 2015 champions in their individual categories. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, King Felipe received a … Continue reading →

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Princess Mary Attends The Designer’s Nest Show And Awards

Posted: 07 Aug 2015

Crown Princess Mary attended the Designer’s Nest Show And Awards today which she is patron of. During the event, Princess Mary watched a few shows and gave out the awards to the winners. The event aims to promote Scandinavian designers to the fashion industry, media and buyers. The winner of the show receives a money award. View image | gettyimages.com 4

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Giving By Degrees – Gifting in the British Royal Family: Article by David McClure

Posted: 05 Aug 2015

Following the three-part series on the wealth of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom we brought to you back in April, royal author David McClure has shared with us another article – this time focusing on the manner in which members of the British Royal Family have distributed their wealth in the form of gifts – based on his book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and … Continue reading →

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family on Vacation in Southern France

Posted: 04 Aug 2015

Almost the entire Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg decamped to the south of France recently for their summer vacation. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were joined by four of their five children, as well as the Grand Duke’s siblings with some of their own families. Photos were taken by French photographer David Nivière of the family frolicking on the beaches of Cabasson. A game of beach volleyball was … Continue reading →

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Summer Photo Session in Palma de Mallorca

Posted: 03 Aug 2015

The King and Queen of Spain have posed for photographs with their two daughters, Leonor and Sofía, to mark the beginning of their summer holiday in Palma de Mallorca. At around 7:30pm, the family – dressed in simple summer attire – came out into the courtyard of Marivent Palace, their resident on the island, to greet the media. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe arrived in Palma late last week, … Continue reading →

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Pierre and Beatrice’s Wedding Weekend in the Borromean Islands

Posted: 02 Aug 2015

Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo hosted a lavish wedding celebration on the private islands of the bride’s family in Lake Maggiore, Italy yesterday. After a pre-wedding dinner on Friday night, the couple were married in a religious ceremony on Isolino di San Giovanni that was attended by family and close friends. Beatrice wore the first of two bespoke Armani Privé wedding gowns for the ceremony, an ivory Chantilly lace gown layered with … Continue reading →

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Second Child For Lord And Lady Frederick Windsor

Posted: 02 Aug 2015

On August 1, it was announced that Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife Sophie are expecting their second child, which is due in January 2016. On August 15 2013, the couple’s first child, Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor, was born at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles in the United States, where the couple are currently residing. Lord and Lady (née Winkleman) were engaged on Valentine’s Day … Continue reading →

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Princess Eugenie At Qatar Goodwood Festival

Posted: 30 Jul 2015

Today was Ladies’ Day at the Qatar ‘Glorious Goodwood’ Festival, and Princess Eugenie of York was in attendance for the day’s racing at the Goodwood Racecourse in Chichester. Dressed in a crisp white knee-length frock underneath a stone coloured wrap jacket with a white Nerida Fraiman hat, the Princess was accompanied by her boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank. View image | gettyimages.com Eugenie later delivered the trophy for The Magnolia Cup Goodwood Ladies’ Race, a … Continue reading →

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Queen Letizia’s Grandfather Passes Away

Posted: 28 Jul 2015

Queen Letizia of Spain’s grandfather has died at the age of 98. Francisco Rocasolano passed away today at the University Hospital of Salamanca where he was admitted on Saturday. The Queen cancelled the event, the ceremony of National Fashion Award, which she was supposed to attend today. View image | gettyimages.com Francisco Rocasolano in June 2004

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, July 13-26Posted: 27 Jul 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on August 1. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Queen Letizia of Spain with 14 votes.

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‘Little Angels’ Leonore and Nicolas Pose for New PhotosPosted: 27 Jul 2015

The Swedish Royal Court has released new photographs of Princess Madeleine and her family, released today on their official website. Taken by Brigitte Grenfeldt, the four photos show Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O’Neill with their two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, in the gardens of Solliden Palace in Oland. “I’m so thankful to be a mother of two. Both Leonore and her brother Nicolas are little angels!” the … Continue reading →

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William and Kate At Sailing Event in PortsmouthPosted: 26 Jul 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were welcomed by stormy weather when they headed to Portsmouth today to attend the America’s Cup World Series sailing competition. Due to the rain, however, the day’s sailing was cancelled. View image | gettyimages.com Nonetheless, William and Kate still meet with organisers and the team captains of the countries competing in this leg at the Royal Navy Base Portsmouth. The couple – in matched BAR … Continue reading →

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Albert And Charlene Attend The Red Cross BallPosted: 25 Jul 2015

Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene attended the Red Cross Ball in Monaco just a few hours after attending the wedding of of Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo. The theme of the event was inspired by Versailles and around 800 people were invited to the auction event. Princess Charlene looked elegant in a Valentino red jumpsuit which featured a big bow on the shoulder. View image | gettyimages.com

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Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo Married in Civil CeremonyPosted: 25 Jul 2015

Pierre Casiraghi, second son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, today married his long-time love Beatrice Borromeo in a civil ceremony held at the Salon des Glaces of the Prince’s Palace. 70 of their closest family and friends were invited to witness the ceremony, in which Ms Borromeo wore a custom-made Valentino gown of “pale pink and gold lace silk chiffon, designed by creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.” … Continue reading →

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A Rainy Gråsten Palace Photo Session

Posted: 25 Jul 2015

The Danish Royal Family didn’t let the wet weather dampen their spirits on Saturday, when they posed for photographers in the gardens of Gråsten Palace for their annual summer (ironic, given the gloomy skies) photo session. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were joined by their eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, and his family, as well as the Queen’s niece Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her family, … Continue reading →

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Norwegian Crown Prince Family Attend The St Olav Festival 2015

Posted: 24 Jul 2015

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Mette-Marit along with their children, rincess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus attended the Saint Olav Festival 2015 in Stiklestad, Norway. View image | gettyimages.com The summer festival is one of Norways largest church and culture festivals which have a wide range of activities for all ages and concerts. View image | gettyimages.com

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Danish Royals Watch Changing Of The Guards

Posted: 24 Jul 2015

Earlier today, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were joined by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik at Gråsten Palace to watch the changing of guards, an annual event that is watched by The Royal family. The family lined up on the palace stairs to watch the royal life guards played threes songs. Princess Alexandra of Berleburg, her husband Count Jefferson and their children Count Richard and Countess Ingrid also joined the … Continue reading →

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Visit to Cornwall Continues for Charles and Camilla

Posted: 22 Jul 2015

Day two of their visit to Cornwall saw Prince Charles and Camilla head to the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago off the coast of England. The duo visited the islands of St Mary’s and St Agnes on July 21. On St Mary’s, the Prince and the Duchess were guests at the Island Fair, where they browsed stalls of fresh food and local produce, as well as crafts. View image | gettyimages.comContinue reading →

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New Photo to Mark Prince George Turning Two

Posted: 22 Jul 2015

Prince George of Cambridge today celebrates his second birthday, and to mark the day Kensington Palace released a new photograph of the birthday boy. The photograph shows George with his father, the Duke of Cambridge, in the garden of Sandringham House taken on the day of Princess Charlotte’s christening earlier this month. Like the other christening photos, it was taken by Mario Testino. View image | gettyimages.com George was born … Continue reading →

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Picture Of The Week Announcment

Posted: 22 Jul 2015

The Picture of the Week team has decided that this week we won’t have a poll due to the fact of very little images we have gotten. We have decided to combine last weeks and this weeks poll which would be up on July 27.

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Belgian National Day

Posted: 21 Jul 2015

On Monday July 20, the Belgian Royal Family started the celebrations for the Belgian National Day. In the evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” hosted by the National Orchestra of Belgium at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. View image | gettyimages.com In the morning of the National Day, July 21, King Philippe and Queen … Continue reading →

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Charles and Camilla’s First Day in CornwallPosted: 20 Jul 2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their three-day visit to Cornwall today, a visit which will be focusing on supporting tourism and the local community. During the day, Charles and Camilla stopped in two towns – Padstow and Ladock – and paid visits to businesses and charities which support each one. In Padstow, a fishing town, the couple visited a number of restaurants, including The Seafood restaurant. … Continue reading →

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Princess Hitachi’s 75th BirthdayPosted: 19 Jul 2015

Princess Hitachi of Japan, born Lady Hanako Tsugaru, celebrates her seventy-fifth birthday today, July 19. The Princess is the wife of Prince Masahito, only brother of Emperor Akihito. They married in September 1964, and Prince Masahito was given the title Prince Hitachi. Masahito and Hanako do not have any children. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Hitachi during a visit to England in July 2011 Alongside her husband, Princess Hitachi is one of … Continue reading →

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Frederik, Mary and Children Watch Riding Parade Outside Gråsten PalacePosted: 19 Jul 2015

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary brought their four children out this morning to watch the Gråsten Ring Rider Association’s annual parade outside the gates of Gråsten Palace, the summer residence of the royal family. Also joining the family was Frederik’s cousin, Prince Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and his partner Carina Axelsson. About 300 riders from local riding clubs and associations paraded past the main gates of the Palace, each organisation stopping to present … Continue reading →

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On This Day: Birth of the Future George II of Greece

Posted: 19 Jul 2015

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the future King of the Hellenes, George II, in 1890. His birth took place on July 19 at Tatoi, the Royal Family’s palace just outside Athens, the first of six children born to the-then Crown Prince Constantine of Greece (future Constantine I) and his wife, Sophie of Prussia. Prince George’s grandparents were George I of Greece (born Prince Wilhelm of Denmark) and Olga … Continue reading →

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23rd Wedding Anniversary of Lady Helen and Timothy TaylorPosted: 17 Jul 2015

Lady Helen and Timothy Taylor celebrate their 23rd wedding anniversary today. Helen, the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Timothy tied the knot on July 18, 1992 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The bride wore a Catherine Walker bespoke design. The couple have four children. View image | gettyimages.com The couple in 2006.

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Crown Prince Alexander’s 70th BirthdayPosted: 17 Jul 2015

The heir to the former Serbian/Yugoslav throne, Alexander, today celebrated his seventieth birthday. He was born to King Peter II of Yugoslavia and Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark in 1945, at Claridge’s Hotel in London during the couple’s exile as part of World War Two. To ensure the infant would have Yugoslav nationality and could succeed the throne, the suite in which Queen Alexandra gave birth was ceded as Yugoslavian … Continue reading →

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A Son for Hubertus and Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and GothaPosted: 16 Jul 2015

Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha has given birth to her second child, a son. Prince Philipp Hubertus Andreas Christian was born yesterday morning in Munich. His middle names are in honour of his father, paternal grandfather and maternal grandfather. In a statement, Hereditary Prince Hubertus and his wife said they were “overjoyed and grateful” for the infant’s safe arrival. The newborn joins big sister Katharina, born in April 2014, and is … Continue reading →

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Princess Josephine Breaks Her Arm While Horse RidingPosted: 16 Jul 2015

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s daughter, Princess Josephine, has broken her left arm. Princess Josephine broke her arm during the family’s summer holiday at Gråsten during a horse riding lesson. An image has appeared online of the four year old Princess with her arm in a cast and sling with messages written all over. The Royal Family’s communication and press chief Lene Balleby said that Princess Josephine is … Continue reading →

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Dubai’s Sheikh Majid Welcomes Twin Son and DaughterPosted: 15 Jul 2015

Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, son of the ruler of Dubai, and his wife, Sheikha Hessa Beljafla, have welcomed a son and a daughter, his Instagram account confirmed today. Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikha Dubai were born on July 15. A photo was posted by the Sheikh on his Instagram of him holding both newborns, with the caption calling them the “apple of our eyes” and a prayer asking … Continue reading →

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Victoriadagen Celebrated in ÖlandPosted: 14 Jul 2015

Crown Princess Victoria has celebrated her 38th birthday with the annual Victoriadagen Concert at the Borgholm Sports Field, after spending over two hours receiving well-wishers in the courtyard of Solliden Palace. Joined by her husband, Prince Daniel, and their daughter, Princess Estelle, as well as her parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, the birthday girl didn’t let the rainy afternoon dampen her – or anyone else’s! – spirits. The King … Continue reading →

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Ceremony at the General Air AcademyPosted: 14 Jul 2015

The King and Queen of Spain visited the General Air Academy in San Javier, in the country’s southeast today. The couple were present for the presentation of new officers into the Spanish Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe inspected the 154 new officers before a prayer of thanksgiving was given by the Vicar of the Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com A fly-past was also held to honour … Continue reading →

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, July 6-12Posted: 12 Jul 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on July 19. The winner of last week’s poll winner was The Duchess of Cambridge with 27 votes.

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British Royals Mark Battle of Britain 75th AnniversaryPosted: 10 Jul 2015

Members of Britain’s royal family paid tribute to the pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain today, on the 75th anniversary of the Battle’s start, watching a flypast over Buckingham Palace and attending a reception at the RAF Club. Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince Michael … Continue reading →

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Monaco Royals Celebrate Prince Albert’s 10 Years On The ThronePosted: 11 Jul 2015

Monaco’s royals stepped out in full force to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Prince Albert II taking the throne. It was filled with music and cocktails outside the Royal Palace. The 57 year old Prince came out of the Palace holding his South African wife’s hand to greet the invited guests. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, Princess Charlene gave a speech in French where she said, “Albert … Continue reading →

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Belgium’s Royal Family Holds Summer Photoshoot At The ZooPosted: 11 Jul 2015King Philippe and Queen Mathilde posed for photographers at their annual summer photoshoot along with their four children, Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore, today. This years photoshoot took place at the animal park Pairi Daiza in Cambron-Casteau, Brugelette. View image | gettyimages.com King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with their children at the Pairi Daizi animal park, July 11

“Triple A” Princesses Frolic On The BeachPosted: 10 Jul 2015

The Dutch “Triple A” Princesses – Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – took part in a photo session at the Meijendel beach in Wassenaar earlier today, alongside their parents King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. View image | gettyimages.com Also joining in for the session were the family’s two black labradors, Skipper and Nala. Watched on by their parents, the three girls rolled up their pants and walked along the edge of the … Continue reading →

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Prince Saud Al Faisal Passes Away

Posted: 10 Jul 2015

Saudi Prince and former Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz died on Thursday in the United States after long illness. Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud was born in 1940 as the son of the late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. View image | gettyimages.com Before his retirement earlier this year, … Continue reading →

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Charlotte Casiraghi And Clotilde Courau At The Montblanc Boheme EventPosted: 10 Jul 2015

Charlotte Casiraghi And Clotilde Courau attended the Montblanc Boheme Cocktail Event which was being held at the at Orangerie Ephemere in Paris. Clotilde Courau wore a sleeveless black lace dress matched with a gold belt. View image | gettyimages.comCharlotte Casiraghi wore a sleeveless black and white dress. Charlotte Casiraghi is the new face for the brands Bohème collection, starting from September, she will be featured on they’re advertising campaign. … Continue reading →

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Queen Mathilde Attends 30,000th Last Post in YpresPosted: 10 Jul 2015

Belgium’s Queen Mathilde attended the 30,000th Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres last night. The Queen laid a wreath during the ceremony in memory of the soldiers who died during the First World War. View image | gettyimages.com Each night at 8pm since 1928 (excluding 1,580 days that Belgium was involved in the Second World War), the Last Post is sounded by a group of volunteer firemen from the … Continue reading →

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Princess Charlotte’s Christening Portraits ReleasedPosted: 10 Jul 2015

Kensington Palace has released the official photographs taken to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening last weekend. The series of four photos was taken by Mario Testino at Sandringham House after the christening ceremony. View image | gettyimages.comOne is a group shot of the Windsors and the Middletons, one is a family shot of the Cambridges, one of Catherine and Charlotte, and one of William and George. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading →

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Happy 50th Birthday Princess Alexia of Greece and DenmarkPosted: 09 Jul 2015

Today, Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark celebrates her 50th birthday. Born on July 10, 1965, she is the eldest child of King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece and is also the niece of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Princess Alexia is married to Carlos Morales Quintana, they married in London in July 1999. Together they have four children. Princess Alexia is godmother to a few royal children. … Continue reading →

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Queen Máxima Opens Leontien HousePosted: 09 Jul 2015

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today was in Zevenhuizen, in the country’s south-west, to officially open the Leontien House, a centre to help people suffering from eating disorders. The Queen was welcomed by Dutch Olympic gold medalist Leontien van Moorsel, who has spearheaded the project. Van Moorsel, having battled anorexia nervosa in the mid-90s, said she was “honoured” that the Queen agreed to open the House. Wearing a light purple-grey dress with … Continue reading →

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On This Day: Death of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess CharlottePosted: 09 Jul 2015

Thirty years ago, Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, who reigned the small European nation for 45 years, passed away at the age of 89. “A great lady has entered history, after preserving, leading, strengthening and inspiring our country for so long. She has taken a definitive place in our hearts and memories,” the then Prime Minister, Jacques Santer, said in a statement after the Grand Duchess’s death, which occurred in the … Continue reading →

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Duke of Cambridge’s Busy Day With Two EventsPosted: 09 Jul 2015

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, hosted a breakfast event for the English Women’s football team at Kensington Palace. The Prince, who is resident of the Football Association, praised the team for winning the bronze medal at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. During the breakfast event, Prince William told the team, “You showed the men how to do it – I really mean it,” and “I’m so proud … now … Continue reading →

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Alexander and Sarah von Isenburg Expecting First ChildPosted: 09 Jul 2015

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Isenburg are expecting their first child, a spokesperson for the family confirmed today to German newspaper Bunte. “With great joy the Princely House of Isenburg confirms that the Hereditary Prince and Princess are at the end of the year expecting their first child,” the statement said. Prince Alexander, who is the eldest son of Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg, and Princess Sarah were married in June (civilly) … Continue reading →

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Spanish King And Queen Welcome Peruvian President On State VisitPosted: 09 Jul 2015

On July 7, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed the Peruvian president President Ollanta Humala Tasso and his wife Nadine Heredia Alarcon who are on a two day state visit to Spain. King Felipe and Queen Letizia met the President and the first lady at at El Pardo Palace at a welcome ceremony. Later that day, a luncheon held at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. View image |gettyimages.com King … Continue reading →

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William and Kate Join Sophie At WimbledonPosted: 08 Jul 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the quarterfinals of Wimbledon today, alongside the Countess of Wessex and Monaco’s Prince Albert. Sitting in the Royal Box, William and Kate cheered on as Scotsman Andy Murray defeated Vasek Pospisil of Canada in straight sets. Slight rain delays didn’t appear to dampen the spirits of the royals, who disappeared inside until the match was resumed. View image | gettyimages.com Kate ensured she stood out … Continue reading →

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Albert, Charlene And Their Twins In HellomagazinePosted: 08 Jul 2015

Prince Albert of Monaco and his South African wife Princess Charlene have been featured in hellomagazine. They spoke exclusively to the magazine and posed for a few pictures with their adorable almost 7 month old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jaques. The pictures were taken at the poolside at the Royal Palace in Monaco. During the interview, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene spoke about their twins and how different they … Continue reading →

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15th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Bernhard And Princess AnnettePosted: 07 Jul 2015

Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau van Vollenhoven and Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-Sekrève celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette announced their engagement on March 11, 2000 and tied the knot four month later, July 2000. The civil wedding was done by the Mayor of Utrecht on July 6 and the religious ceremony took place two days later in the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Utrecht. The couple … Continue reading →

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Prince William Attends 10th Anniversary Of The London 7/7Posted: 07 Jul 2015

Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attended the 10th anniversary of the London 7/7 bombings that took place in Hyde Park. View image | gettyimages.com Prince William on July 7, 2015.   Prince William joined over 400 people of relatives of the dead and people who came to pay their respect. He layed flowers at the memorial area, attended a service and talked to those attending. Flowers used at todays … Continue reading →

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King Willem-Alexander Cycles With 1,500 CyclistsPosted: 07 Jul 2015

Today marks the 50th Drenthe 4Days of Cycling anniversary and they got a special guest to celebrate with them, The Dutch King Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander joined the 1,500 participants in Assen. Before the start of cycling route, The Dutch King registered like all other participants. The event was joined by people of all ages.

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Prince Charles Meets Cricketers Ahead of Upcoming Ashes TestPosted: 06 Jul 2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their annual summer week in Wales today, with the Prince meeting cricketers ahead of the Ashes Test Series that begins on July 8. View image | gettyimages.com Cricketers from the English and Australian teams chatted with Prince Charles during his visit to the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Prince Charles was presented with a customised Australian cricket shirt by the team’s … Continue reading →

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Prince Michael of Baden Weds Christina HöhnePosted: 06 Jul 2015

The youngest son of the Margrave of Baden was married at Salem Castle over the weekend. Prince Michael and Christina Höhne were married on Saturday July 4 in a private ceremony that was attended by 200 guests, including a number of German formerly reigning royals. Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan were also present. After the wedding ceremony, the bridal couple – who announced their engagement in May – and some of … Continue reading →

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What Did The Duchess of Cambridge Wear To Princess Charlotte’s ChristeningPosted: 06 Jul 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge did not disappoint royal watchers yesterday when she stepped out at the private christening of Princess Charlotte. The Duchess of Cambridge chose a cream coat dress by one of her favourite designers, Alexander McQueen. The fitted knee-length coat was matched with a Jane Taylor hat and cream heels. The Duchess of Cambridge finished her look with wearing a pendent and matching earrings by Mappin & Webb jewellery. … Continue reading →

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Dutch King And Queen Support The Netherlands At The Beach VolleyBall FinalsPosted: 06 Jul 2015

King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima watched the Beach Volleyball World Championships men’s final match between Brazil and The Netherlands. Unfortunately, The Dutch team lost to Brazil. The royal couple were seen cheering The Dutch team and sat between the crowds. King Willem-Alexander wore an orange scarf around his neck while his wife wore an orange outfit. View image | gettyimages.com King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on July 5, … Continue reading →

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, June 29-July 5Posted: 05 Jul 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on July 12. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Queen Mathilde of Belgium with 13 votes.

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Princess Charlotte is ChristenedPosted: 05 Jul 2015

On July 5, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the second child and first daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Her grandmother, the late Princess of Wales, was also christened there. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte’s godparents are The Hon. Laura Fellowes, Sophie Carter, Adam Middleton, James Meade and Thomas van Straubenzee. Laura Fellowes is a niece of Charlotte’s … Continue reading →

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Coronation of Tonga’s KingPosted: 04 Jul 2015

Tonga’s King Tupou VI and his wife were crowned today in a simple ceremony watched by thousands at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in Nuku’alofa, the country’s capital, after a week-long celebration. D’Arcy Wood, an Australian Methodist minister, was flown to Tonga to perform the official crowning, as no Tongan citizen can touch the head of the King. Reverends Dr ‘Ahio and Dr Tevita Havea of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga assisted in … Continue reading →

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Denmark’s Crown Prince Couple Attend A Gala Concert And DinnerPosted: 05 Jul 2015

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the Hempel’s 100th anniversary at the Opera in Copenhagen. During the event, they watched a perfeomance and attended a dinner. The Crown Prince couple arrived by boat at the opera in 30c heat, a hot summer day in Denmark. Hemel is a supplier of paint which was founded in 1915. It also has a foundation that supports eduction for children, humanitarian efforts, … Continue reading →

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King Willem-Alexander Signals The Start Of Tour de France 2015 In UtrechtPosted: 04 Jul 2015

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands attended the kick off of the Tour de France 2015 which started in Utrecht, The Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander met with the Dutch riders and was accompanied by the Mayor Jan van Zanen of Utrecht and Tour director Christian Prudhomme. King Willem-Alexander spoke to the press and said “Utrecht and the Netherlands are proud of what has been built here.” He went on saying “Cycling is … Continue reading →

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Prince Nicolae Of Romania Visits The NetherlandsPosted: 04 Jul 2015

On June 26 – July 3, Prince Nicolae of Romania, the second in line to the former Romanian throne, undertook an official visit to the Netherlands. Prince Nicolae visited the Dutch Romanian community on June 26, where the Romanian ambassador to the Netherlands Ireny Comaroschi hosted a reception for the Prince. Throughout the visit Prince Nicolae carried out visits and attended seminars in Amsterdam, Delft, Dieren, Nijmegen and Eindhoven which … Continue reading →

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Queen Sonja Turns 78 Today

Posted: 04 Jul 2015

Sonja Haraldsen was born in Oslo on July 4, 1937 and her parents were Karl August Haraldsen and Dagny Ulrichsen. She completed her studies in Oslo and received her diploma in dressmaking and tailoring. She then moved to Lausanne, Switzerland where she obtaineda diploma in accounting, fashion design, and social science. Sonja then returned to Oslo and continued her studies and received an undergraduate degree in French, English and Art … Continue reading →

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British Royals Attend Wimbledon Day FourPosted: 02 Jul 2015

The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester were among the many who headed to Wimbledon for day four of the tennis competition. Camilla was in the stands of Court 1 to watch Scotsman Andy Murray defeat Dutchman Robin Haase in straight sets. She was accompanied by the Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Philip Brook, who gave her the sweatband he caught that Murray … Continue reading →

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Princess Beatrix Opens ‘Hidden Stories’ Exhibition At Amsterdam Royal PalacePosted: 02 Jul 2015

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened a new exhibition at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam today which focuses on stories of classical mythology. “Hidden Stories: Discover the Myths of the Palace” is an exhibition which uses the paintings and sculptures that decorated the Palace in the seventeenth century to inform visitors about the “glorification of Amsterdam as a power centre of the world”. The Princess watched a theatre performance specially … Continue reading →

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Princess Marie Visits Roskilde FestivalPosted: 02 Jul 2015

Denmark’s Princess Marie paid a visit to the annual Roskilde Festival today, but not to listen to the music. The Princess was there to visit the stalls and activities being run by her patronage, DanChurchAid. She visited their refund stall, where cans and bottles are collected from festival goers and then recycled for money that is then donated to the organisation’s projects around the world. The Princess also visited the … Continue reading →

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Queen Sofia Presides Over Senda Awards CeremonyPosted: 02 Jul 2015

Queen Sofia of Spain today presided over the fifteenth Senda Awards Ceremony at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Madrid. During the ceremony, the Queen was presented with the Senior Honour Award, for her four decades of work in the social and humanitarian fields, including assistance to the elderly. View image | gettyimages.com The Senda Awards are awarded each year to individuals or organisations which have made “outstanding … Continue reading →

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Queen Máxima Visits The Philippines: June 29-July 1Posted: 02 Jul 2015

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the Government and the Central Bank, Her Majesty Queen Máxima visited the Republic of the Philippines from Monday June 29 to Wednesday July 1. Tuesday June 30, in the morning, the Queen was in Manila where she had a working visit with members of the UNDP United Nations Development … Continue reading →

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Last DayPosted: 02 Jul 2015King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain wrapped up their state visit to Mexico by visiting Zacatecas. The Spanish royals were accompanied by the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife, Angelica Rivera. During their visit to Zacatecas, they attended the closing ceremony of the symposium “Past, present and future of relations between Mexico and Spain” which was being held at the Viceregal Museum of Guadalupe. During the ceremony, … Continue reading →

Prince Alwaleed Announces His Fortune Will Be Donated To CharityPosted: 01 Jul 2015

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced in a press conference held in Riyadh today that he will be donating his entire fortune to charity, in projects that will be undertaken by a designated branch of his charitable organisation Alwaleed Philanthropies over the coming years. The Prince’s private fortune amounts to £20billon (€29billion, $USD32billion). “Philanthropy is a personal responsibility, which I embarked upon more than three decades ago and is an intrinsic part of … Continue reading →

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Camilla Grabs An Ice-Cream At The Hampton Court Flower ShowPosted: 01 Jul 2015

As Britain sweltered through its hottest day in years, the Duchess of Cornwall found one way to keep the heat at bay – indulging in an ice-cream cone while attending the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. View image | gettyimages.com The Duchess toured the 25th edition of the flower show using a parasol to shield herself from the sun. One of the exhibitions, the Scarecrow Display, saw Camilla pose for a photograph … Continue reading →

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20th Wedding Anniversary of the Crown Prince and Princess of GreecePosted: 01 Jul 2015

On July 1, 1995, Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark and Marie-Chantal Miller tied the knot in a lavish wedding in London, England. The couple married in a Greek Orthodox ceremony St Sophia’s Cathedral in Bayswater, London. The church ceremony was attended by about 450 guests in the cathedral and another 850 guests including the Queen’s mother watched the wedding live from Hampton Court. A lunch reception was held … Continue reading →

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico, Day 2Posted: 01 Jul 2015

Day two of the state visit was just as busy and packed as day one. Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Latin American Alliance of Rare Diseases. Queen Letizia later joined King Felipe at the Mexico-Spain Business Forum which was also attended by The Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe on June 30, 2015. Later that morning, The King and Queen attended the Permanent … Continue reading →

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Princess Beatrice Attends A London Charity EventPosted: 01 Jul 2015

Princess Beatrice dazzled on the red carpet while arriving for the NSPCC Neo-Romantic Art Gala at Masterpiece London. The 26 year old royal wore a long sleeved floral gown with wavy hair. The event is to raise funds for NSPCC’s post-abused children. The night was filled with master art pieces on display, an auction and a reception. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Beatrice on June 30, 2015.

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Duchess of Cornwall Leads Family At ‘Travels To My Elephant’ Rickshaw AuctionPosted: 30 Jun 2015

The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by the Prince of Wales and Princess Eugenie of York as well as members of her own family at the auction of rickshaws that will be competing in the ‘Travels To My Elephant’ race in India later this year. View image |gettyimages.com 20 brightly coloured rickshaws were auctioned off during the event at Lancaster House. Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera and Mulberry each designed a … Continue reading →

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Begin Holyrood WeekPosted: 30 Jun 2015

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun their annual week-long stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse today, with the traditional Ceremony of the Keys taking place in the Palace’s forecourt. Welcoming Queen Elizabeth to her “ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland” was the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson, who presented her with a set of keys to the city. The Queen then returned the keys to Mr … Continue reading →

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Spanish State Visit To Mexico Day 1Posted: 30 Jun 2015

On day 1 of the State Visit to Mexico, King Felipe and Queen Letizia laid a floral wreath tribute at the Monument to the Child Heroes of Mexico at Chapultepec Park before attending an official welcome ceremony at Campo Marte military in the presence of The Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife Angélica Rivera. During the welcome ceremony, a cannon salute was fired and a military parade was … Continue reading →

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King Felipe And Queen Letizia Arrive In Mexico Ahead Of The State VisitPosted: 29 Jun 2015

On Sunday evening, The Spanish King and Queen touched down in Mexico city ahead of their state visit which begins today. King Felipe and Queen Letizia have a busy agenda during the visit. They will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife, attended various events, luncheons and dinners. For up to date news, pictures and videos, visit the State visit to Mexico: June 28 – July 1, 2015 thread … Continue reading →

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, June 22-28Posted: 28 Jun 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on July 5. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Queen Letizia of Spain with 15 votes.

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Official Website Launched For The Crown Prince of JordanPosted: 28 Jun 2015

To mark his 21st birthday, the Crown Prince of Jordan, Hussein Bin Abdullah II, has launched his own official website. The website is www.alhussein.jo and is available in Arabic and English. The website will be updated with the Crown Prince’s activities, speeches, videos and pictures.

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Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson Present ePrix Championship AwardPosted: 28 Jun 2015

It was a mother and daughter day for Princess Beatrice, who was joined by her mother Sarah Ferguson, while attending the 2015 FIA Formula E London ePrix Championship. The event was being held for the first time in London in Battersea Park today. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Beatrice and her mother presented the trophy to winner, Virgin Racings British driver Sam Bird.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Welcome Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie For TeaPosted: 28 Jun 2015

It has been reported that on Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with Hollywood royalty, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The private meeting took place over tea at Kensington Palace. “Yes, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Mr. Brad Pitt and Mrs. Angelina Jolie-Pitt yesterday afternoon at Kensington Palace,” a spokesperson for the royal family confirmed to E! News. “They discussed their shared interest in combating the … Continue reading →

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Turns 21Posted: 27 Jun 2015

Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan turns 21 today. Born on June 28, 1994 born in Amman, he is the eldest child of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. Prince Hussein graduated from high school in Amman and is currently studying political science at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prince Hussein is also a first lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces. He was granted the title of Crown Prince … Continue reading →

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King Juan Carlos and Princess Victoria Take Part In The Volvo Ocean RacePosted: 27 Jun 2015

The 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, which is currently being racing in Gothenburg, Sweden saw two royals join their country’s teams. King Juan Carlos of Spain was onboard MAPFRE, while Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was onboard SCA. Sweden won second place, Crown Princess Victoria joined the Swedish team’s victory at the award ceremony. View image |gettyimages.com Spain came in third place, arriving at the finish line, King … Continue reading →

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Dutch Royals Attend The Opening Of FIVB Beach Volleyball World ChampionshipsPosted: 27 Jun 2015

King Willem-Alexander, Prince Floris and Princess Aimee attended the Opening of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in The Hague. During the event, King Willem-Alexander received a ball on stage form the tournament director. The event is held every two years and this is the first time The Netherlands hosts the event. Teams that win the event will will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics. View image | gettyimages.com King … Continue reading →

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Infanta Elena Attends The 450 years Spanish Riding SchoolPosted: 27 Jun 2015

Infanta Elena of Spain attended the 450 years Spanish Riding School gala event in Vienna, Austria. Infanta Elena was a few names to name as guests of honor at the event. Arriving on the red carpet with other guests, Infanta Elena wore a red evening dress matched which was matched with a Flamenco Shawl. View image | gettyimages.com Infanta Elena on June 26, 2015.

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Queen Maxima Visits Fontys High School Child and EducationPosted: 27 Jun 2015

Queen Maxima visited the Fontys High School Child and Education in her capacity as Honorary President of the Platform Ambassadors Music Education. During the visit on Friday, Queen Maxima took time to watch a music lesson which then she spoke to the students. Queen Maxima also spoke to music teachers and directors. They spoke of way of how to improve music in youngsters.

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British State Visit to Germany, Day ThreePosted: 26 Jun 2015

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip paid a visit to the site of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Lower Saxony today, on the final day of their state visit to Germany. View image | gettyimages.com They were given a tour of the site, which is now a memorial site with a museum after it was burnt down in mid-1945 after its liberation by British forces, by Jens-Christian Wagner, the memorial director. The couple also … Continue reading →

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British State Visit to Germany, Day TwoPosted: 25 Jun 2015

The second day of their state visit to Germany saw Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh head to Frankfurt for the majority of the day. Their first stop was at St Paul’s Church, dubbed the birthplace of German parliamentary democracy, where they met with locals and were welcomed by the local children’s choir. The couple were shown around the church, in particular viewing the 1356 document which created the … Continue reading →

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Felipe and Letizia Award Princess of Girona 2015 AwardsPosted: 25 Jun 2015

The King and Queen of Spain today presented the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards in a ceremony during the IMPULSA Forum at the Auditorium Conference Centre in the north-eastern city of Girona. Five individuals or organisations collected their statuettes from King Felipe. Olga Felip Ordis won in the category of Arts and Letters, Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro in Social, Samuel Sanchez Ordonez in Scientific Research, Bernat Ollé Pocurull in Business and the Fundación Secretariado Gitano … Continue reading →

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Visits Cochlear Implant PatientsPosted: 25 Jun 2015

HRH the Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah visited the cochlear surgery department at King Hussein Medical Centre. During his visit, he checked on patients who received cochlear implants and was briefed on the procedure and recovery. His visit came part of the Prince Hussein’s initiative “Hearing Without Borders”. The “Hearing Without Borders” initiative was launched by HRH the Crown Prince in 2014. The initiative is to support children of all … Continue reading →

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Happy National Day Luxembourg!Posted: 23 Jun 2015

Luxembourg celebrated it’s National Day today, which also doubles as the Grand Duke’s official birthday, and the entire Grand Ducal family was out en force for the events of the day. First it was over to the Philharmonie Luxembourg for the official National Day ceremony, which is a new tradition that only began last year. Speeches were given by Grand Duke Henri and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the reception which was … Continue reading →

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Start Their Visit To GermanyPosted: 23 Jun 2015

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have started their four day visit to Germany. The couple arrived this evening in Berlin. They were received by a German military honour guard which had lined up to their car, a 21-gun salute and fighter jets flew over the area in tribute. Queen Elizabeth  and Prince Philip will also visit Frankfurt on Thursday and Lower Saxony, for the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, on Friday. View image … Continue reading →

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Queen Sofia Receives Award from Spanish UNICEF CommitteePosted: 23 Jun 2015

Spain’s Queen Sofia today was presented with the Joaquin Ruiz-Giménez Award from the Spanish UNICEF Committee in a ceremony at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). The prize was awarded to the former Queen due to her five decades of commitment and work in defence of the most vulnerable, particularly children. Queen Letizia, the organisation’s Honorary President, was on hand to deliver the award to her mother-in-law. View image | gettyimages.com “You … Continue reading →

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Queen Máxima Attended The Conference ‘The Future Of Farming And Food Security In Africa’Posted: 23 Jun 2015

Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended the conference ‘The Future of Farming and Food Security in Africa’ which was being held at the headquarters of the RABO Bank in Utrecht. The conference focuses on food in Africa, economic development, food security in both urban and rural areas and loans for farming. Queen Máxima also posed with participants during the conference. Her Majesty wore a printed black and white dress matched with … Continue reading →

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Queen Elizabeth Welcomes Queen’s Young Leaders To Buckingham PalacePosted: 22 Jun 2015

Queen Elizabeth II today hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for the first winners of her Queen’s Young Leaders program. The program has been designed to recognise the contribution of the Commonwealth’s young people, and was established by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. 60 individuals from around the Commonwealth were awarded for their community work during the reception, where Princess Beatrice, David Beckham and former Prime Minister Sir John … Continue reading →

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Death of James Carnegie, Duke of FifePosted: 22 Jun 2015

The 3rd Duke of Fife, James Carnegie, passed away today at Kinnaird Castle in Angus, Scotland. He was 85. Born in 1929, James was the only child of Princess Maud, daughter of Louise, Princess Royal and Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, and Charles Carnegie, 11th Earl of Southesk. He became the Duke of Fife in 1959 upon the death of his maternal aunt, Princess Arthur of Connaught, Duchess of Fife. He became the Earl … Continue reading →

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Princess Marie Chantal Attends Ralph Lauren & Vogue Wimbledon Summer Cocktail PartyPosted: 22 Jun 2015

Princess Marie Chantal of Greece attended the Ralph Lauren & Vogue Wimbledon Summer Cocktail Party at The Orangery at Kensington Palace. The event was hosted by Alexandra Shulman and Boris Becker. The 46 year old Princess wore a black shirt dress matched with a black belt, tan heels and a pink clutch. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Marie Chantal of Greece and Arthur Wellesley, June 22

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, June 15-21Posted: 22 Jun 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on June 28. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Queen Mathilde of Belgium with 19 votes.

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InterAction explores G7 Summit policy outcomesPosted: 23 Jun 2015

InterAction has composed a brief review of key policy outcomes related to ongoing challenges facing our world’s poorest and most vulnerable people…
Fergie Joins The Royals For Royal Ascot Day Four

Posted: 19 Jun 2015

Sarah, Duchess of York was a surprise guest in the Royal Enclosure on day for of Royal Ascot, spending the day alongside her daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and her former husband, Prince Andrew. View image | gettyimages.com The family – who watched the races nervously from the stands – was rounded out by the two Princess’s boyfriends, Dave Clark and Jack Brooksbank. View image | gettyimages.com Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth replicated the … Continue reading →

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Queen Maxima Opens Design Derby Belgium – Netherlands (1815-2015) Exhibition

Posted: 19 Jun 2015

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands opened the “Design Derby: Netherlands-Belgium (1815-2015)” which is being held at the museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The exhibition showcases designers and designs from Belgium and The Netherlands from 1815 – 2015. It also features over 400 hundred art pieces. Queen Maxima wore a printed white and red dress matched with a wide brim red hat, orange pumps with a matching clutch and gloves. View … Continue reading →

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Zara Phillips Launches Jewellery Collection

Posted: 19 Jun 2015

Zara Phillips launched hew new jewellery collection created in conjunction with jeweller Calleija last night. Wearing a simple black cocktail dress, Zara launched the collection at the jeweller’s shop at the Royal Arcade in London. There are two lines that make up the ‘Zara Phillips Collection’, the Saddle Suite and the Coronet Suite, both of which are inspired by Zara’s equestrian career. View image | gettyimages.com “I am really delighted … Continue reading →

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Charles, Camilla and Edward Attend Waterloo Anniversary Service

Posted: 18 Jun 2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall represented the Queen at the national memorial service marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo today. They were joined by the Earl of Wessex, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. View image | gettyimages.com Taking place at St Paul’s Cathedral, the service was led by  with current soldiers from the the regiments and Colours which took fought in Waterloo participating. … Continue reading →

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Ladies’ Day At Royal Ascot

Posted: 18 Jun 2015

Day three of Royal Ascot is traditionally Ladies’ Day, bringing out the biggest and brightest outfits of the meet. The Queen had many confused with her Angela Kelly outfit as the debate over the precise colour of her coat left some bookies having to pay out on several colours. For the record, it was apparently confirmed to be ‘pistachio’. She went on to present the Gold Cup later in the day. View … Continue reading →

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Te Deum Celebrating Prince Nicolas’s Birth Held in Stockholm

Posted: 18 Jun 2015

A Te Deum service at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm was held this morning to celebrate the birth of Prince Nicolas, infant son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Christopher O’Neill, Princess Christina and Countess Marianne Bernadotte were all in attendance. The service was led by Lars-Göran Lönnermark, Chaplain to the Royal Court. Prince … Continue reading →

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200th Anniversary of Waterloo Commemorations Begin in Belgium

Posted: 17 Jun 2015

Commemorations marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo begun today in Belgium, where King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hosted a dinner for the descendants of the battle’s main commanders. Attending were Prince Jean-Christoph Napoleon, the Marquess and Marchioness of Douro, Prince Nicolaus Blücher and his son and daughter-in-law, Prince Pieter-Christiaan of the Netherlands, and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, … Continue reading →

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It’s A Blue Queen Elizabeth For Royal Ascot Day TwoPosted: 17 Jun 2015

The Queen was brilliant in blue at the second day of Royal Ascot today, where she was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. View image | gettyimages.com Peter and Autumn Phillips also attended the second day, taking part in the carriage procession with the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and watching the day’s races … Continue reading →

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Swedish Prince Named Nicolas Paul GustafPosted: 17 Jun 2015

King Carl XVI Gustaf has revealed the name of his newborn grandson, son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, during a cabinet meeting held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm a short time ago. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf has also been given the title Duke of Ångermanland by his grandfather. The newborn Prince was born on Monday afternoon and is the second child of Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill. He is … Continue reading →

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New Photos of Luxembourg’s Young PrincesPosted: 17 Jun 2015

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has released a series of new photographs of Princes Gabriel and Noah. The photographs also feature the boys’ parents, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, and show the family in a variety of combinations in an outdoor setting. Prince Louis is the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and the two young princes – aged 9 and 7 – are … Continue reading →

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Royal Ascot Kicks Off For 2015Posted: 16 Jun 2015

One of the summer’s longstanding royal events, Royal Ascot, kicked off today at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh led the charge of British royals present for the first day, joined in their carriage by Prince Harry and the Duke of York for the procession onto the course. The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and … Continue reading →

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Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Visits Patrol ShipPosted: 16 Jun 2015

Russian Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, one of the claimants to the headship of the House of Romanov, today paid a visit to a patrol ship in Kaliningrad. View image | gettyimages.com The ‘Yaroslav the Wise’ patrol ship belongs to the Russian Navy and has been used in operational service in the Baltic Sea. Maria Vladimirovna, who met with sailors during her visit, was joined by a Russian Orthodox priest who blessed … Continue reading →

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First Pictures of Sweden’s Baby PrincePosted: 16 Jun 2015

The first photographs of Sweden’s newborn Prince, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, have been released by the royal court. In the photos, the infant – born on Monday afternoon – is contently asleep, wearing a grey romper and a white shirt. View image | gettyimages.com The court also announced that a cabinet meeting with King Carl Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria and the government will take place tomorrow, … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry Meets With Michelle ObamaPosted: 16 Jun 2015

Prince Harry welcomed the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, to Kensington Palace for a quick meeting earlier today. The duo spoke about their “shared interest in support for veterans and their families” over tea, as well as the Let Girls Learn education initiative for adolescent girls around the world that Mrs Obama has orchestrated. View image | gettyimages.com Also attending the meeting were the Obama daughters, Malia and … Continue reading →

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Princess Haya Receives the Longines Ladies AwardPosted: 16 Jun 2015

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein received on Monday the 2015 Longines Ladies Award in recognition of “her understanding elegance as a competitor, a woman and a leader working tireless for the good of the equestrian sports.” The Princess, who was a former Olympic showjumper and a two-term President of the FEI, gave thanks to all women who have helped her along the way. View image | gettyimages.com The ceremony … Continue reading →

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Baby Boy for Prince Hashem and Princess Fahdah of JordanPosted: 15 Jun 2015

Prince Hashem bin Al Hussein of Jordan and his wife Princess Fahdah welcomed on Monday a baby boy named Al Hussein Haidara bin Hashem. The birth of the new prince was announced through an official statement released by the Royal Hashemite Court this evening. Baby Prince Al Hussein Haidara is the couples’s forth child following his three elder sisters, Princesses Halat Al Noor, Raiyat Al Noor and Fatima A Alia. Prince … Continue reading →

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Norwegian Crown Prince Couple Host Soccer Game At SkaugumPosted: 15 Jun 2015

For the second year, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a football match at their home, Skaugum. The ‘friendly’ was played between Team Skaugum and the Brane Tigers, a team of players who have intellectual disabilities and first represented Norway at the 2003 Special Olympics. Team Skaugum – who lost 4-3 – was made up of the Crown Prince Couple and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra … Continue reading →

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British Royals At The Annual Order Of The Garter ServicePosted: 15 Jun 2015

On June 15, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh led the annual Order of the Garter procession through Windsor Castle. Other members of the royal family taking part in the ceremony were the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess … Continue reading →

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Princess Madeleine Gives Birth To A SonPosted: 15 Jun 2015

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced that Princess Madeleine has given birth to her second child, a son. The infant was born today, June 15, at 13:45 local time in Stockholm. Both mother and child are doing well according to the press release. Princess Madeleine gave birth at the Danderyd Hospital, her chosen place for delivery. It is likely she and her son will remain in hospital overnight. A press … Continue reading →

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, June 8-14Posted: 14 Jun 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on June 14. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Queen Letizia of Spain with 16 votes.

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Royals Watch Prince William and Prince Harry in Tetbury Polo MatchPosted: 14 Jun 2015

The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George as well as Peter Philips and Zara Tindall and their families watched the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry compete in a charity polo match in Tetbury on June 14. View image | gettyimages.com Prince George was having a lot of fun watching his father and uncle competing. Sporting a blue cardigan, white shirt and navy shorts, the little … Continue reading →

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Princess Charlène Opens Monte Carlo TV FestivalPosted: 14 Jun 2015

Princess Charlène of Monaco yesterday opened the 55th Monte Carlo TV Festival at the Grimaldi Forum. View image | gettyimages.com On the red carpet, the Princess posed with several celebrities attending the event, including the stars of Empire, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, Princess Charlène – in a black cocktail dress – presented the Crystal Nymph trophy to Patricia Arquette for her television work.

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The GuestsPosted: 13 Jun 2015

Yesterday’s royal wedding in Sweden saw a number of royal ladies don evening gowns and tiaras in celebration. Typically, what the guests wore was a large discussion point, so here is a run-down of the dresses that graced the coral carpet. (We will be having a ‘Best Dressed Royal Guest’ poll in the Fashion Forum shortly, so keep an eye out for that!) Mother of the groom Queen Silvia went for … Continue reading →

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Bridal GownPosted: 13 Jun 2015

Sofia Hellqvist became HRH Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland today, let’s take a look at the bridal gown she chose for her big day. The gown was designed by Ida Sjöstedt, who was widely tipped to be given the honour in the lead-up to the wedding. Made of crepe-silk with Italian double organza, it also featured a lace-covered bodice with a wide v-neckline and full-length sleeves. José María Ruiz created the lace … Continue reading →

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Swedish Royal Wedding: Cortège and ReceptionPosted: 13 Jun 2015

Following their wedding ceremony, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia went out to the side of the Royal Palace of Stockholm next to the Palace Chapel to greet the well-wishers who had gathered there, before boarding a horse-drawn carriage to drive through the streets of the Swedish capital. The newlyweds travelled the route, lined with soldiers from the Swedish Armed Forces, in the Parade Barouche, which was also used at the weddings … Continue reading →

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The CeremonyPosted: 13 Jun 2015Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist have been married in a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel this afternoon. After their guests walked the coral carpet through the palace courtyard, Prince Carl Philip made his entrance with his best man, Jan-Åke Hansson, one of his oldest friends from boarding school. The Prince and Mr Hansson bowed three times before stepping up to the altar to await … Continue reading →The post Swedish Royal Wedding: The Ceremony appeared first on The Royal Forums.
British Royal Family Celebrate Trooping The ColourPosted: 13 Jun 2015The British Royal Family has come out to celebrate Trooping the Colour, the military ceremony that marks the sovereign’s official birthday. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh in the Ascot Landau for the ride to Horse Guards Parade from Buckingham Palace. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry followed in the second carriage, while the Duke of York and his daughters, Princess Beatrice … Continue reading →The post British Royal Family Celebrate Trooping The Colour appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Swedish Royal Wedding: Pre-Wedding DinnerPosted: 12 Jun 2015King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a pre-wedding dinner for tomorrow’s bridal couple, Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist. Guests began arriving at Quay 16, Strandvägen around 5pm to board the S/S Stockholm which took them to the secret location of the dinner, which turned out to be the Bergrummet, the Skeppsholmen Caverns. View image | gettyimages.com The bride-to-be wore a sky blue evening gown from Zuhair Murad, which featured … Continue reading →The post Swedish Royal Wedding: Pre-Wedding Dinner appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Letizia Appointed As Special Ambassador For NutritionPosted: 12 Jun 2015Queen Letizia of Spain has been appointed as Special Ambassador for Nutrition in a ceremony held in Rome, Italy. Queen Letizia was appointed as Special Ambassador for Nutrition for her commitment in hunger and malnutrition as well as helping Spain’s efforts in promote global food and nutrition. During the ceremony, The Queen of Spain gave a speech where she said “My task is that of serving the objectives of this … Continue reading →The post Queen Letizia Appointed As Special Ambassador For Nutrition appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Swedish Royal Wedding: Location, Location, LocationPosted: 12 Jun 2015Less than a day to go everyone! Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist will marry tomorrow afternoon at the Royal Palace of Stockholm’s Palace Chapel. Ahead of the nuptials, here is a quick rundown of the locations that will be taking centre stage. The Palace Chapel The chapel located in the southern end of the Royal Palace complex is the third one built on the Palace grounds, the one prior to … Continue reading →The post Swedish Royal Wedding: Location, Location, Location appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Mathilde Heads to Milan for Expo 2015Posted: 12 Jun 2015The Queen of the Belgians flew into Milan, Italy this morning to visit Expo Milano 2015. She was greeted at the airport by dignitaries before heading over to the exposition site just outside the city where she was shown around the Belgian Pavilion, which highlights the country’s “environmental sustainability, technological innovation and national identity”, to mark Belgian Day. The theme of this year’s exposition is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ and … Continue reading →The post Queen Mathilde Heads to Milan for Expo 2015 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Swedish Royal Wedding: Confirmed GuestsPosted: 12 Jun 2015With the wedding less than 24 hours away, the Swedish Royal Court has published the official guest list for tomorrow’s ceremony. The whole Swedish Royal Family will be present, including the King’s four sisters and their families. Queen Silvia’s family, the Sommerlaths, will also be out in force, as will the Hellqvists. From the foreign royal houses, we have: Belgium: Queen Mathilde Denmark: Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess … Continue reading →The post Swedish Royal Wedding: Confirmed Guests appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca DukedomPosted: 11 Jun 2015King Felipe VI of Spain has stripped his sister, Infanta Cristina, of her royal dukedom. A spokesperson for the royal court confirmed the news last night: “The Official Journal of the state will tomorrow publish a royal decree by which His Majesty the King will revoke the use of the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca by Her Royal Highness the Infanta Cristina.” View image | gettyimages.com A royal … Continue reading →The post Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Prince William Speaks at Jewish Care 25th Anniversary DinnerPosted: 11 Jun 2015The Duke of Cambridge attended a dinner held at Alexandra Palace tonight to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jewish Care, a health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community. During the event, Prince William met with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and chatted with a number of people involved in the charity, including residents who live at the Jewish Care homes. View image | gettyimages.com “The results of your commitment to one … Continue reading →The post Prince William Speaks at Jewish Care 25th Anniversary Dinner appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Prince Harry Unveils Bastion Memorial at National Memorial ArboretumPosted: 11 Jun 2015“The names of the Fallen shine in gold, as they do in our memories.” Prince Harry has given a poignant speech at the service of dedication for the new Bastion Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford. He was joined by Prime Minister David Cameron and 3,500 others – including members of the armed forces and the families of those killed in Afghanistan – for the event. View image | gettyimages.com After a … Continue reading →The post Prince Harry Unveils Bastion Memorial at National Memorial Arboretum appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Crown Prince Frederik at School Olympics FinalPosted: 11 Jun 2015The Crown Prince of Denmark today was present at the final of the School Olympics at the Østerbro Stadium. Around 7,600 students from 320 schools around the country participated in the sports day, which mirrored the actual Olympics but on a smaller scale (naturally!). All the students marched around the stadium in their school groups, the Danish national anthem was played and Crown Prince Frederik gave a welcoming address. “Today, it … Continue reading →The post Crown Prince Frederik at School Olympics Final appeared first on The Royal Forums.
The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Oasis FarmPosted: 11 Jun 2015The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to Oasis Farm in Waterloo, London this morning, an urban farm project developed by her patronage, Jamie’s Farm. Camilla was shown around the city farm by local schoolchildren, who described to her their herb gardens made out of plastic drink bottles and prepared salads made of produce from the garden. “Are any of you into food or cooking? Will you try and use … Continue reading →The post The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Oasis Farm appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Elizabeth Presents New Colours to The Royal WelshPosted: 11 Jun 2015Queen Elizabeth II travelled to Cardiff, Wales today for the presentation of The Royal Welsh’s new colours. The ceremony took place at Millennium Stadium, where the Queen entered in an open-top Range Rover ahead of inspecting the 600 troops gathered for the event (they had marched from Cardiff Castle to the Stadium earlier in the morning). The formal presentation officially marks the 2006 merger of three Welsh regiments into The … Continue reading →The post Queen Elizabeth Presents New Colours to The Royal Welsh appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Swedish Royal Wedding: Throwback Thursday – Victoria and Madeleine’s WeddingsPosted: 11 Jun 2015With less than two days to go until the royal wedding in Sweden, let’s take a quick look-back at the weddings of Prince Carl Philip’s sisters, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine. The heir to the throne married Daniel Westling on June 19, 2010 at the Storkyrkan in a ceremony officiated by the Archbishop of Uppsala. The couple’s decade-long courtship was celebrated by over 1,000 guests from across Europe and the … Continue reading →The post Swedish Royal Wedding: Throwback Thursday – Victoria and Madeleine’s Weddings appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Where To Watch The Swedish Royal Wedding OnlinePosted: 11 Jun 2015The wedding between Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Ms Sofia Hellqvist on Saturday, June 13th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Prinsbröllopet page Coverage is set to begin online at around 15:00/3pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at 16:30/4:30pm. The World Clock can convert these times into your own individual time zone location. Further information, including which television stations in Germany will be airing the wedding, can … Continue reading →The post Where To Watch The Swedish Royal Wedding Online appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Charles and Camilla Host Tea For World War Two VeteransPosted: 10 Jun 2015The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted an intimate tea at Clarence House this afternoon for veterans from the Battle of Britain Fighter Association. Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were joined by seven veterans and members of their families for sandwiches, scones and tea. The couple had lengthy chats with the former pilots and aircrew, discussing a number of topics including the changes in helicopters over the decades … Continue reading →The post Charles and Camilla Host Tea For World War Two Veterans appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Máxima Attends ‘Kids Making Music’ ConcertPosted: 10 Jun 2015Dressed in one of her more questionable outfits, Dutch Queen Máxima today attended the final concert of the ‘Kids Making Music’ program supported by The Oranje Fonds. Over 2,000 school-aged children performed a concert themed around a specially written fairytale. Queen Máxima joined some of the children on stage during the event, praising their efforts. View image | gettyimages.com The ‘Kids Making Music’ program aims to bring together as many … Continue reading →The post Queen Máxima Attends ‘Kids Making Music’ Concert appeared first on The Royal Forums.
See You in 100 Days! Prince Harry Launches Rugby Cup TourPosted: 10 Jun 2015As the Honorary President of England Rugby 2015, Prince Harry was today present at the launch of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour at Twickenham Stadium. The Prince was joined by rugby legends Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood for the launch. Harry gave a speech during the event, saying that “Rugby is a game built on values – respect, pride, team work and discipline. In 100 days’ time, England … Continue reading →The post See You in 100 Days! Prince Harry Launches Rugby Cup Tour appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Felipe and Letizia Attend The ‘Principe de Viana’ Awards 2015Posted: 10 Jun 2015King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia attended the Principe de Viana’ Awards 2015 Tribute to the Kings of Navarre in Navarra, Spain. King Felipe handed out the awards during the ceremony and gave a speech where he said “Whenever we come to Navarra appreciate the vitality of this community, the roots of its history, culture and traditions in today’s reality, as well as the collective drive to achieve goals … Continue reading →The post Felipe and Letizia Attend The ‘Principe de Viana’ Awards 2015 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Swedish Royal Wedding: A Tiara For SofiaPosted: 10 Jun 2015The most speculated topic regarding Saturday’s upcoming Swedish royal wedding is whether or not Sofia Hellqvist will wear a tiara from the Bernadotte collection, and if so, which one it will be. Let’s take a look at three of the tiaras used at the most recent weddings in the royal family: The tiara most associated with royal weddings in Sweden is the Cameo Tiara, which was worn by Queen Silvia … Continue reading →The post Swedish Royal Wedding: A Tiara For Sofia appeared first on The Royal Forums.
British Royals Attend Gurkha Anniversary PageantPosted: 09 Jun 2015Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry attended a pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea today to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown. They were joined by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, for the event. View image | gettyimages.com A large display of battle reenactments and Nepalese cultural displays honoured the Gurkhas, Nepalese soldiers who have served in the … Continue reading →The post British Royals Attend Gurkha Anniversary Pageant appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Polar Music Prize Receives Royal Attendance in StockholmPosted: 09 Jun 2015As they do each year, members of the Swedish Royal Family were present at the Polar Music Prize this afternoon at the Stockholm Concert Hall. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel dressed in their finest and walked the blue carpet upon arrival to the event, the King being his usual self and rushed past the media to get inside. View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading →The post Polar Music Prize Receives Royal Attendance in Stockholm appeared first on The Royal Forums.
President of Paraguay Lunches With Spanish KingPosted: 09 Jun 2015The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes Jara, is currently on an official visit to Spain, and he was guest of honour at a luncheon hosted by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at the Royal Palace in Madrid today. During the lunch, King Felipe delivered a speech in which he praised the current relationship between Spain and Paraguay, as well as Paraguay’s work in developing their nation, and said that … Continue reading →The post President of Paraguay Lunches With Spanish King appeared first on The Royal Forums.
The Duchess of Cornwall Unveils Winston Churchill MemorialsPosted: 09 Jun 2015The Duchess of Cornwall headed west to Oxfordshire today to unveil new memorials to Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. She first unveiled a stained glass window designed by Emma Blount at St Martin’s Church in Bladon that bares images associated with Churchill. The Duchess also laid a small bouquet of flowers on the grave of Churchill and his wife Clementine in the church’s graveyard. View image | gettyimages.com Afterwards, Camilla travelled to nearby … Continue reading →The post The Duchess of Cornwall Unveils Winston Churchill Memorials appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Swedish Royal Wedding: Who Will Dress The Bride?Posted: 09 Jun 2015There is less than five days to go until Sofia Hellqvist marries Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip, and one of the hot topics of discussion as we get down to the wire is what will the bride be wearing? And who will have been chosen to design her gown? Here are some of the designers who might have made the cut! Ida Sjöstedt: For her first gala event as a royal fiancé, Sofia … Continue reading →The post Swedish Royal Wedding: Who Will Dress The Bride? appeared first on The Royal Forums.
First The Queen, Now Prince Harry! Lady Gaga Continues Completing Her Royal CollectionPosted: 08 Jun 2015She met Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Performance in 2009, and now Lady Gaga has met Prince Harry. The duo were introduced at the Royal Albert Hall this evening, where the American singer gave a jazz concert alongside the legendary Tony Bennett. The concert was held in aid of WellChild, one of the Prince’s charities. “We think you are fantastic,” Lady Gaga said to Harry as they posed for … Continue reading →The post First The Queen, Now Prince Harry! Lady Gaga Continues Completing Her Royal Collection appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Memorial Mass For Prince Kardam Held in MadridPosted: 08 Jun 2015A memorial mass for the late Prince Kardam of Bulgaria was held this afternoon in Madrid. The San Jerónimo el Real Church was full of family and friends of the late Prince, who died on April 7, for the mass officiated by Archbishop Antonii, the representative of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Western Europe. Princess Miriam, Prince Boris and Prince Beltran (the widow and sons of Prince Kardam) and King Simeon … Continue reading →The post Memorial Mass For Prince Kardam Held in Madrid appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple Visit Villeroy & BochPosted: 08 Jun 2015Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa paid a visit to ceramic maker Villeroy & Boch today in Septfontaines, where the company used to have a factory. At Château de Septfontaines, the Grand Ducal Couple met with three winners of the ‘Design Challenge’ that has been implemented by Villeroy & Boch and Luxinnovation, the national agency for research and innovation in the tiny European nation. The three winners – Anne Kieffer, Trixi … Continue reading →The post Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple Visit Villeroy & Boch appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Princess Anne Reopens Lincoln CastlePosted: 08 Jun 2015The Princess Royal today reopened Lincoln Castle in Lincolnshire and viewed their exhibition on the Magna Carta. A crowd of around 2,500 were invited to attend the event, where the Princess unveiled a plaque to commemorate the reopening in the castle’s East Wing. Princess Anne then was shown around the castle walls – which had been restored meaning the public can now access more of the castle than before – and toured … Continue reading →The post Princess Anne Reopens Lincoln Castle appeared first on The Royal Forums.
New Poll: Outfit of the Week, June 1-7  Posted: 08 Jun 2015This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on June 14. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Crown Princess Victoria with 9 votes.The post New Poll: Outfit of the Week, June 1-7 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Swedish Royal Wedding: A Profile of the Last Duchess of VärmlandPosted: 08 Jun 2015When she marries Prince Carl Philip on Saturday, Sofia Hellqivst will become the Duchess of Värmland. In the lead-up to the wedding, the TRF Blog has profiled the last woman who held that title, Victoria of Baden. Born on August 7, 1862 in Karlsruhe, Princess Victoria was the only daughter of Friedrich I, Grand Duke of Baden and Princess Louise of Prussia. She had two brothers, Friedrich II and Prince Ludwig. … Continue reading →The post Swedish Royal Wedding: A Profile of the Last Duchess of Värmland appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Maxima in New York: June 4-5Posted: 08 Jun 2015In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima was in New York on June 4 and 5 to attend several meetings. On Thursday, the Queen took part at the meeting of the Group of Friends of Financial Inclusion, an informal group of 32 countries that are working to improve access to financial services. In her speech Queen Maxima said … Continue reading →The post Queen Maxima in New York: June 4-5 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Andrea Casiraghi Turns 31Posted: 07 Jun 2015Andrea Casiraghi turns 31 years old today. Born on June 8, 1984, he is the eldest of three children of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and her second husband Stefano Casiraghi. Andrea also has a younger half sister. His full name is Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi. Andrea Casiraghi studied in France and moved to Canada for a few years before moving back to Paris to complete his studies at the American University … Continue reading →The post Andrea Casiraghi Turns 31 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Unveiling of New King Olav V Statue in OsloPosted: 07 June, 2015The entire Norwegian Royal Family was present today for the unveiling of a new statue of the late King Olav V in the City Hall Square in Oslo. King Harald and Princess Astrid, two of King Olav’s three children, were given the honour of officially unveiling the statue, “Male and Monument”, designed by Olav Orud. Olav V is portrayed in civilian attire, standing in front of a dias to represent him … Continue reading →The post Unveiling of New King Olav V Statue in Oslo appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Luxembourg’s Young Royals Go VotingPosted: 07 Jun 2015Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien all hit the ballots today to vote for the referendum 2015. They vote on foreigner voting rights, the right to vote from the age of 16 and limiting ministerial mandates to 10 years. The young royals – who went out voting together – cast their votes at the polling station in Luxembourg City, which they … Continue reading →The post Luxembourg’s Young Royals Go Voting appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Princess Isabella Baptises Ferry in SamsøPosted: 06 Jun 2015It was a mother-daughter day for Crown Princess Mary and Princess Isabella today on the island of Samsø, where the eight-year-old undertook her first official engagement, the baptism of a ferry boat named M/F Prinsesse Isabella. A large crowd of locals came out to welcome the royal pair at their first stop, Sælvig Harbour, where Princess Isabella sent a bottle of cranberry juice made from island berries flying into the ferry boat’s … Continue reading →The post Princess Isabella Baptises Ferry in Samsø appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Felipe and Letizia Mark Armed Forces DayPosted: 06 Jun 2015The King and Queen of Spain attended the military parade marking Armed Forces Day this afternoon at the Plaza de la Lealtad (Plaza of Loyalty) in Madrid. King Felipe first laid a wreath in the plaza in memory of soldiers who have given their lives for Spain and inspected the guard of honour before he and Queen Letizia watched the parade. Over 500 members of the five branches of the Spanish … Continue reading →The post Felipe and Letizia Mark Armed Forces Day appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Dubai Ruler And Princess Haya At Epsom DerbyPosted: 07 Jun 2015His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai attended the Epsom Downs Derby. On the sideline of the race, Sheikh Mohammed, Princess Haya and Sheikh Hamdan met with Queen Elizabeth II. They talked about the horse races, Queen Elizabeth praised Sheikh … Continue reading →The post Dubai Ruler And Princess Haya At Epsom Derby appeared first on The Royal Forums.
On This Day: Birth of Empress Carlota of MexicoPosted: 07 Jun 2015Princess Charlotte of Belgium, the woman who would become the only Empress of the Second Mexican Empire, was born 175 years ago. She was born at the Royal Palace of Laeken as the only daughter of Leopold I of the Belgians and his second wife, Louise of Orléans, on June 7, 1840. She was baptised Marie Charlotte Amélie Augustine Victoire Clémentine Léopoldine, with Charlotte designated as the name she would be known as, … Continue reading →The post On This Day: Birth of Empress Carlota of Mexico appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Qatari Royals Attend UEFA Champions League FinalPosted: 06 Jun 2015The father of Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani attended the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona in Berlin, Germany. Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad, Sheikh Joan bin Hamad and Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad also attended. FC Barcelona beat Juventus Turin 3-1. The Qatar royals where seen surrounded by some of their entourage and taking pictures or videos of the match. View image | gettyimages.com Qatar royals … Continue reading →The post Qatari Royals Attend UEFA Champions League Final appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Swedish Royals Celebrate National DayPosted: 06 Jun 2015On June 6, the Swedish Royal Family celebrated the country’s National Day, which celebrates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523, as he is considered by the Swedish people to be “the foundation of modern Sweden”. A new photo of Princess Estelle, the daughter of the Crown Princess Couple, was released to start the celebrations. Princess Madeleine also sent her greetings to the public on her Facebook page. In … Continue reading →The post Swedish Royals Celebrate National Day appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Kensington Palace Release First Photos Of Princess CharlottePosted: 06 Jun 2015On June 6, the first official photos were released of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge by Kensington Palace via their Twitter account. Princess Charlotte is pictured, in an adorable set of four photos, with her brother Prince George at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall. The photos were taken by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, in mid-May. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge was born on May … Continue reading →The post Kensington Palace Release First Photos Of Princess Charlotte appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Royals Head To Isle of Wight For Royal Yacht Squadron BicentenaryPosted: 05 Jun 2015A number of royals descended on the Isle of Wight today, to attend events marking the bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron. The Duke of Edinburgh led the British contingent consisting of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, and Prince Michael of Kent. They were joined by Norwegian King Harald V (on board the Norge), Prince Albert II of Monaco, Denmark’s Prince … Continue reading →The post Royals Head To Isle of Wight For Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Danish Royals Celebrate 1915 Constitution AnniversaryPosted: 05 Jun 2015Following on from last night’s concert, the Danish Royal Family was out in force to again mark the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Constitution. The family attended a reception at Christiansborg Palace, hosted by the Danish Parliament. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte chatted in the sunshine outside the main entrance to the building while waiting for Queen Margrethe to arrive. View image … Continue reading →The post Danish Royals Celebrate 1915 Constitution Anniversary appeared first on The Royal Forums.
On This Day: Death of Swedish Prince WilhelmPosted: 05 Jun 2015Sweden’s Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland died fifty years ago today. He was born on June 17, 1884 at Tullgarn Palace to the future King of Sweden, Gustaf V, and his wife, Victoria of Baden. Wilhelm was the second of three sons born to the couple – Prince Gustaf Adolf was older, Prince Erik younger. Wilhelm served in the Swedish Navy, and in 1907, represented his grandfather, King Oscar II, at …Continue reading →The post On This Day: Death of Swedish Prince Wilhelm appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Princess Charlotte To Be Christened On July 5Posted: 05 Jun 2015PDTKensington Palace has confirmed that Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened on July 5. The christening will take place at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, and will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte was born on May 2 at St Mary’s Hospital and is fourth in line to the throne.The post Princess Charlotte To Be Christened On July 5 appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

51st Wedding Anniversary of Princess Desiree & Baron Niclas

Posted: 05 Jun 2015

Today, Princess Desiree and Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary. Princess Desiree and Baron Niclas’s engagement was announced on December 18, 1963 and they married on June 5, 1964 in Stockholm. As she married a non-royal, she lost her style of Royal Highness. She is now known as Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld. The couple have three children. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Desiree of Sweden and her husband Baron Niclas Silfverschiold … Continue reading →

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Danes At Concert Marking 100th Anniversary of 1915 Constitution

Posted: 04 Jun 2015

Members of the Danish Royal Family were tonight present at a concert hosted by Danmarks Radio to celebrate the centenary of the 1915 Constitution. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte attended the event at the Tivoli Hotel and Convention Centre, alongside Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. View image | gettyimages.com Tomorrow, the royal family will attend several other events to mark the … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry Appointed to the Royal Victorian Order

Posted: 04 Jun 2015

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed her grandson, Prince Harry, a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace announced this afternoon. The presentation took place privately at Buckingham Palace today. The Royal Victorian Order, founded by Queen Victoria in April 1896, is given to people who have “served the Queen or the Monarchy in a personal way.” It is the first royal order that Prince Harry has received. View image | … Continue reading →

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Sophie Wessex Hosts Garden Party for Blind Veterans UK

Posted: 04 Jun 2015

After attending the Women’s Institute Centenary Meeting in the morning, the Countess of Wessex hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace to mark the 100th anniversary of another organisation, Blind Veterans UK. Sophie, in an aquamarine blue dress and matching bolero jacket, met with a number of veterans from all areas of the armed forces that have been helped by the charity. Over 2,000 guests attended the garden party. View … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Victoria Visits Portugal

Posted: 04 Jun 2015

Crown Princess Victoria is on a visit to Portugal for the next two days, mainly to attend the Volvo Ocean Race that is being held in Lisbon. Her hectic day began with a meeting with the Portuguese President, Anibal Cavaco Silva, at his residence. She then visited the Academy of Sciences, where she was given a guided tour of the museum by Secretary General Maria Salomé Pais. Victoria, in a white dress … Continue reading →

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Final Day of Spanish State Visit to France

Posted: 04 Jun 2015

The King and Queen of Spain completed their French state visit earlier today, bidding farewell to the city that gave them an overwhelmingly warm reception. In the morning, King Felipe had a breakfast meeting with French and Spanish businessmen at the Spanish Embassy. The King emphasised the relationship between France and Spain in regards to trade, and encouraged the “increase in cooperation between companies” of the two countries to “launch … Continue reading →

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The Duke of York Attends Founder’s Day Parade at RHC

Posted: 04 Jun 2015

Prince Andrew, Duke of York was present at the Founder’s Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this morning, where he took the salute from veterans during the parade. The Duke also delivered a speech, in which he called the Chelsea Pensioners – the veterans who live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea – “epitomes of what we would classify as service to the crown.” View image | gettyimages.com “The lifelong service … Continue reading →

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Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine Meet With Melinda Gates

Posted: 04 Jun 2015

The Queen of Sweden and her younger daughter, Princess Madeleine, today had a meeting with Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “Today my mother and I met with Melinda Gates and discussed ways of improving the lives of women and girls all over the world. What an inspiring and brilliant woman!” Princess Madeleine wrote on her Facebook page of the meeting. Mrs Gates herself posted a … Continue reading →

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Women’s Institute Centenary

Posted: 04 Jun 2015

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex this morning at the Annual General Meeting of the Women’s Institute at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the organisation’s 100th anniversary. The royal trio – who are all members of their local WIs – were welcomed on stage at the Hall by 5,000 members of the WI from around the country. The Queen delivered a … Continue reading →

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Prince Ali Running For Fifa Presidency AgainPosted: 04 Jun 2015

Prince Ali of Jordan has started an inquest if it would be possible for him to take over the Fifa Presidency without going through the elections. This comes after Sepp Blatter won the last elections and stepped down four days later. Jordanian FA vice president Salah Sabra said “We started legal inquiries to find out the possibility of Prince Ali becoming FIFA president based on the fact that Blatter has … Continue reading →

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Bhutan’s Queen Turns Twenty-FivePosted: 04 Jun 2015

Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan today celebrates her twenty-fifth birthday. Queen Jetsun Pema was born in Thimphu to Dhondup Gyaltshen and Sonam Chuki. She was educated at local schools before attending St. Joseph’s Convent in Kalimpong, India and the Lawrence School in Solan, India where she completed her secondary schooling. The Queen then majored in international relations at London’s Regent University, taking psychology and art history as minors. View image | gettyimages.com In … Continue reading →

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On This Day: Birth of George V of the United KingdomPosted: 03 Jun 2015

June 3, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of King George V of the United Kingdom. George Frederick Ernest Albert was born at Marlborough House in London as the second son of the then Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, and his wife Alexandra of Denmark. He had five siblings: Prince Albert Victor, Princess Louise, Princess Victoria, Princess Maud and Prince Alexander John. The Prince was educated with his elder brother, … Continue reading →

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Second Day of the Spanish State Visit to FrancePosted: 03 Jun 2015

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today continued their state visit to France, meeting with a number of organisations and individuals in Paris. The day began with an audience with the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, at the Guild Hall. During the meeting, the King and Queen opened a new garden symbolising peace and freedom. Afterwards, the couple headed over to the Palacio Petit Luxembourg where they met with the President of the … Continue reading →

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 3Posted: 03 Jun 2015

Today, Wednesday June 3rd, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their third and last day in the United States with a visit at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The Institute, founded in 1954, is the most important in the United States in the fields of clinical research in combination treatment of patients with physical limitations by brain injury and spinal cord injury. They also take care of veterans. During … Continue reading →

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Belgium’s King and Queen Attend King Baudouin Foundation Award CeremonyPosted: 03 Jun 2015

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the award ceremony of the King Baudouin Foundation for Development in Africa which took place at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The prize is awarded to outstanding contributions of individuals or organizations in the development field in Africa, encourages locals to develope their own ideas and improve their living. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Mathilde wore a printed coral dress by designer Natan.

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Attend King Abdullah II Fund For Development’s CeremonyPosted: 03 Jun 2015

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania attended the King Abdullah II Fund for Development ceremony. The event which is held annually comes under the title “Active Citizens, Creative and Qualified for the Job Market.” During the ceremony, King Abdullah and Queen Rania watched a small film that briefed them on the projects that the fund supports. After the event, Queen Rania toured the sideline exhibition. During … Continue reading →

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Queen Sofia Inaugurates “Children’s Shelter”Posted: 03 Jun 2015

Her Majesty Queen Sofia inaugurated the Children’s Shelter which is supervised by the Franciscan Brothers of the White Cross in Albacete, Spain. View image | gettyimages.com During the visit, Queen Sofia unveiled a plaque, held a meeting with the members of the shelter which briefed Her Majesty on their work and visited a workshop.

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Prince Felix of Luxembourg Turns 31

Posted: 02 Jun 2015

Born in Luxembourg on June 3, 1984, Prince Félix is the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. His full name is Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume and he is second in the line of succession. Prince Félix studied in Luxembourg and Switzerland. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Britain but didn’t continue due to a knee injury. Prince Félix went on to study in … Continue reading →

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The Duchess of Cornwall Attends Royal Academy of Arts Annual Dinner

Posted: 02 Jun 2015 06:29 PM PDT

The Duchess of Cornwall tonight attended the annual dinner of the Royal Academy of Arts at Burlington House in London. Among the attendees enjoying a preview of the Academy’s 247th Summer Exhibition alongside the Duchess were Joan Collins and Grayson Perry. View image | gettyimages.com The Duchess wore a white evening gown paired with the diamond Cubitt Shand Tiara and the sash and badge of the Royal Victorian Order. The … Continue reading →

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 2Posted: 02 Jun 2015 04:20 PM PDT

On Tuesday June 2nd, the second day of their official visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima went to Grand Rapids, Michigan. At their arrival at the Gerald Ford Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Rick Snyder, the Governor of the State of Michigan, and his wife Sue. At the welcoming ceremony were also present the children of the Dutch-American Christian school. Afterwards they went to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture … Continue reading →

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President Mukherjee Says Goodbye to SwedenPosted: 02 Jun 2015 03:03 PM PDT

On the final day of his visit to Sweden, President Mukherjee of India spent time at Karolinska Institute and visited Uppsala. The President was first shown around the Nobel Forum at the Institute, where researchers and scientists can work together and discuss ideas. Anders Hamsten, the Vice-Chancellor of the Karolinska Institute, informed President Mukherjee of the current research projects that are being worked on. View image | gettyimages.com Later on, King Carl … Continue reading →

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin French State VisitPosted: 02 Jun 2015 02:38 PM PDT

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their State Visit to France, which was originally meant to be held in March this year but was cancelled due to the Germanwings air disaster. After a ceremonial departure from Barajas Airport in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Paris where French President François Hollande officially welcomed them at the Arc de Triomphe. Here, the official party – including the … Continue reading →

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King Constantine’s 75th BirthdayPosted: 02 Jun 2015 12:00 PM PDT

King Constantine of Greece today celebrates his 75th birthday. He was born the only son of the future King Paul of Greece and his wife, Frederica of Hanover, in 1940. Due to the Second World War, the young Prince spent his younger years living in Egypt and South Africa before returning to Greece in 1946. He served in the Greek armed forces, and represented his country at the 1960 Rome Olympic … Continue reading →

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British Royal Ladies At Garden Party For Women’s InstitutePosted: 02 Jun 2015 11:20 AM PDT

Today, several of the ladies of the British Royal Family were present at a Buckingham Palace garden party to honour the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Institute (WI). The Duchess of Cornwall hosted the event which was attended by the Countess of Wessex,  the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent. The ladies met with a number of members of the WI, one of the largest women’s volunteer organisation … Continue reading →

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Belgium’s Queen Attends Queen Elisabeth Music Contest Award CeremonyPosted: 02 Jun 2015 10:55 AM PDT

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians today presented the prizes for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition which this year focused on violin players. The award ceremony took place at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, with Lim Ji-young from South Korea taking out the International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize – the Queen Mathilde Prize. For coming in first out of the twelve musicians who made the finals, Ms Lim was awarded 25,000€ and a … Continue reading →

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Prince Charles on Private Visit to RomaniaPosted: 02 Jun 2015 08:23 AM PDT

The Prince of Wales is currently on a private visit to Romania, where he has launched a new foundation, The Prince of Wales’ Foundation Romania. The aim of the foundation is to “support heritage preservation, agriculture and sustainable development in Romania”, as well as education, and will be based in the village of Viscri, located in Brașov County where the Prince has two 18th century houses. The house will be renovated into a … Continue reading →

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On This Day: Birth of the First King of Modern GreecePosted: 01 Jun 2015 06:00 PM PDT

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the first King of Modern Greece, the Bavarian Prince Otto. His Royal Highness Prince Otto Friedrich Ludwig of Bavaria was born on June 1, 1815 at Mirabell Palace in Salzburg; his parents were the future King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. In 1832, following Greece gaining independence from the Ottoman Empire, the Great Powers (Great Britain, France and Russia) … Continue reading →

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Second Day of the Indian State Visit to Sweden

Posted: 01 Jun 2015

President Mukherjee of India has continued his state visit to Sweden today, meeting members of Parliament and attending a seminar on sustainable urban development. The first stop of day two was to the Parliament, where President Mukherjee had a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament, Urban Ahlin, and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The meetings discussed cooperation and relations between the two nations going forward in terms of trade and development. Members of the … Continue reading →

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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 1

Posted: 01 Jun 2015

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday June 1st, a three-day Official Visit to the United States of America. Upon their arrival in the States, the Royal Couple attended on Sunday May 31 in the evening, a reception at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence in Washington held by the Dutch Ambassador Rudolf Bekink. This morning the visit began at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. The Royal Couple … Continue reading →

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover Passes Away

Posted: 01 Jun 2015

Princess Alexandra of Hanover, the widow of Prince Welf Heinrich, passed away today at the age of 77 following a battle with cancer. “Frankfurt’s culture has lost a great woman,” Frankfurt am Main’s Cultural Affairs Minister Felix Semmelroth said on the announcement of her death, as she was a member of the Frankfurt City Council for over three decades. During her time in the council, Princess Alexandra founded the St Catherine’s … Continue reading →

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Haakon, Mette-Marit and Victoria Attend EAT Stockholm Food Forum

Posted: 01 Jun 2015

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the EAT Stockholm Food Forum with Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, which was being held at the Clarion Sign in Stockholm, earlier today. The EAT Stockholm Food Forum holds a mix of lectures, discussions and talks between scientists, politicians and business representatives. It’s about the connection between food, health and sustainability. This is the second year the forum is being … Continue reading →

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Indian President Arrives in Stockholm

Posted: 31 May 2015

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, arrived in Stockholm today to begin his state visit to Sweden. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel welcomed the President at Arlanda Airport, escorting him to the Royal Mews. The Crown Princess managed to keep a hold of her Philip Treacy hat despite the windy conditions that graced Stockholm this afternoon! View image | gettyimages.com At the Royal Mews, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia … Continue reading →

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William and Harry’s Polo Sunday at Audi Polo Challenge

Posted: 31 May 2015

Princes William and Harry today took to the polo field at Coworth Park in Berkshire, participating in the second day of the Audi Polo Challenge. The two brothers played in aid of three of the charities they are patrons of: WellChild, CentrePoint and Child Bereavement UK. During the trophy presentation, Prince William was given a pair of pink gumboots for Princess Charlotte. View image | gettyimages.com After the match, William and Harry spent … Continue reading →

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New Polls: Outfit of the Week, May 25-31, 2015

Posted: 31 May 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on June 6. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Queen Maxima with 9 votes.

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Medals at Children’s Relay

Posted: 30 May 2015

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary was in Aarhus today, where she attended the annual Free From Bullying children’s relay that is held in conjunction with her foundation. The relay took place in the city’s Botanical Gardens and over 700 children aged 3-9 from the region ran or walked the one kilometre long route. Mary was joined by children’s TV host Bubber to start the relay, and was also on hand at … Continue reading →

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Prince William Attends FA Cup Final

Posted: 30 May 2015

Prince William attended the FA Cup Final today at Wembley Stadium between Arsenal and Aston Villa, which happens to be the team the Prince follows. Arsenal took home the trophy in a convincing 4-0 win, William – as President of the Football Association – presented the trophy to the winning team’s captain at the end of the match. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, Prince William called on … Continue reading →

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Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day ThreeCamilla Hosts BBC2’s 500 Words Competition Final

Queen Sofia Opens Madrid Book Fair

Duke of Cambridge Interviewed by Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Pulls Out Of FIFA Presidential Race

Queen Elizabeth II’s Busy Day In Lancaster

Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 2

 

 

Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day ThreePosted: 29 May 2015The King and Queen of the Netherlands have completed their State Visit to Canada today, spending the day in Toronto. First, Willem-Alexander and Maxima stopped at Queen’s Park, where at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, they had meetings with Ontario’s Premier, Kathleen Wynne, and Lieutenant-Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Afterwards, they visited the MaRS Discovery District, a platform for companies and research labs in sciences and health, ICT and energy. King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading →The post Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day Three appeared first on The Royal Forums.

Camilla Hosts BBC2’s 500 Words Competition FinalPosted: 29 May 2015As patron of the National Literacy Trust, the Duchess of Cornwall hosted the final of BBC2’s 500 Words Competition at St James’ Palace today. Camilla delivered a speech reiterating the importance of reading and storytelling for children, before presenting the six winners with their medals and award book. “Like climbing though the wardrobe into Narnia, stories open doors into different worlds. We meet impossible people, travel to remote places and make hundreds … Continue reading →

The post Camilla Hosts BBC2’s 500 Words Competition Final appeared first on The Royal Forums.Queen Sofia Opens Madrid Book FairPosted: 29 May 2015Queen Sofia of Spain today opened the annual Madrid Book Fair in Retiro Park. She toured the fair, which has over 470 exhibitors, seeing what all the stands had to offer. The Queen visited a number of stalls, including those of major publishers Random House and Penguin, as well as smaller stalls like Adela and Añana Salt Valley. She also went through the children’s pavilion, and SamSung Hall which showcases how technology … Continue reading →

The post Queen Sofia Opens Madrid Book Fair appeared first on The Royal Forums.Duke of Cambridge Interviewed by Match of the Day’s Gary LinekerPosted: 29 May 2015On May 28, the Duke of Cambridge was interviewed by Gary Lineker, the presenter of Match of the Day. The interview took place ahead of the FA Cup Final. During the interview, the Duke spoke about being a supporter of Aston Villa. He supports the team because he wanted to support a team that wasn’t as popular as the big teams, like Arsenal, which is supported by his brother Prince Harry. Prince … Continue reading →

The post Duke of Cambridge Interviewed by Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker appeared first on The Royal Forums.Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Pulls Out Of FIFA Presidential RacePosted: 29 May 2015Prince Ali Bin al Hussein of Jordan has pulled out of the FIFA presidential race during the second round of voting which was held today at the FIFA’s 65th congress in Zurich. This means that chief Sepp Blatter will serve a fifth term by default. Sepp Blatter received 133 votes to Prince Ali’s 73 of the 206 votes casted. Prince Ali failed to win the two-third majority, he withdrew and addressed … Continue reading →

The post Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Pulls Out Of FIFA Presidential Race appeared first on The Royal Forums.Queen Elizabeth II’s Busy Day In LancasterPosted: 29 May 2015Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Lancaster station on the Royal Train to start her busy day in Lancaster. Her Majesty’s first event was a ceremonial arrival at Lancaster Castle where she met with local dignitaries. She also watched a performance of Shakespeare’s Richard II by a local theatre company. View image | gettyimages.com After the performance, the Queen visited Lodge Livery Yard in Bilsborrow. During the visit to the … Continue reading →

The post Queen Elizabeth II’s Busy Day In Lancaster appeared first on The Royal Forums.Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 2Posted: 28 May 2015Thursday May 28, second day of the state visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima went to Waterloo, a city in Southern Ontario. In the morning, the Royal Couple visited the University of Waterloo where at the presence of the Dutch the Ministries of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker, were awarded scholarships.  To mark the seventy years of liberation, The Netherlands … Continue reading →

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Princess Beatrice Joins The Queen At Buckingham Palace Garden PartyPosted: 28 May 2015Princess Beatrice was one of several members of the Royal Family to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. Dressed in a dove grey frock with a scallop print, a white Maje jacket with black and grey embellished trim and a beige floral fascinator, the Princess happily mingled with guests on her route to the royal tea tent. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh … Continue reading →The post Princess Beatrice Joins The Queen At Buckingham Palace Garden Party appeared first on The Royal Forums.
King Felipe Attends the 25th Anniversary of the Police Intervention UnitPosted: 28 May 2015King Felipe of Spain attended the 25th anniversary of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) which is part of the National Police. Upon arrival, King Felipe received the baton of the National Police Corps from the Interior Minister. The national anthem was then played then he reviewed the police line. King Felipe honored past members of the unit and toured an exhibition which showcased uniforms of the unit over that past 25 … Continue reading →The post King Felipe Attends the 25th Anniversary of the Police Intervention Unit appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Princess Martha Louise Speaks At A ConferencePosted: 28 May 2015Norway’s Princess Martha Louise spoke at the Frambu Centre for Rare Disorders which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Siggerud. Frambu provides services to children and adults who suffer with over 120 different rare and diagnoses rare disorders. During her speech, Princess Martha Louise said that she was impressed with what Frambu centre has had to offer: “Frambu is a pioneering center in many areas-both in Norway and internationally, and … Continue reading →The post Princess Martha Louise Speaks At A Conference appeared first on The Royal Forums.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit VRT BroadcasterPosted: 28 May 2015Today, Thursday May 28, Their Majasties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Flemish Radio and Television Organization VRT, a Dutch public broadcaster for radio and television in Belgium. Upon arrival at the headquarters of the broadcaster, the Royal Couple were welcomed by the CEO, Leo Hellemans, and Luc Van den Brande, the President of the Board of the public broadcast. View image | gettyimages.com The King and the Queen … Continue reading →The post King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit VRT Broadcaster appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Queen Sonja Attends The Opening Of The 63rd Bergen International FestivalPosted: 28 May 2015Queen Sonja of Norway attended the opening of the Bergen International Festival which is being held in Bergen, Norway. Queen Sonja was scheduled to attend the grand opening concert in the evening. The festival is the largest in the Nordic countries and artists from around the world will participate in 150 different shows during the festival. It started in 1953. For the opening, Queen Sonja wore a pink cape outfit and … Continue reading →The post Queen Sonja Attends The Opening Of The 63rd Bergen International Festival appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 1Posted: 27 May 2015Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Wednesday May 27, a three-day State Visit to Canada. The Royal Couple arrived in Canada yesterday May 26, when they made a brief stop in St. John’s, the capital of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. They were welcomed by the the Liutenant Governon Frank Fagan and his wife Patricia Faga, and the premier Paul Davis with his wife Cheryl Davis. … Continue reading →The post Dutch State Visit to Canada, Day 1 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
British State Opening of Parliament 2015Posted: 27 May 2015In the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, the home of the British parliament, Queen Elizabeth II today attended the State Opening of Parliament, which signals the new parliamentary season. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster in the Diamond Jubilee Coach. When they arrived, the Queen swapped the George IV State Diadem for the Imperial State Crown as per … Continue reading →The post British State Opening of Parliament 2015 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Visit GotlandPosted: 27 May 2015Sweden’s Crown Princess Couple were in Gotland today, an island located in the country’s south east. Victoria and Daniel first stopped at Södra Hällarna, a nature reserve that sits on what used to be a military firing range. Here, the couple were shown around the reserve by workers and got to see the new bee-hotel. Pupils from the Russet preschool were also on hand to help teach them about Gotland’s native species, particularly … Continue reading →The post Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Visit Gotland appeared first on The Royal Forums.
The Queen of Spain in El SalvadorPosted: 27 May 2015Queen Letizia continued her first co-operation trip in El Salvador today, visiting a health centre and meeting with the Mayor of Suchitoto. After meeting with Mayor Pedrina Rivera at Suchitoto’s Town Hall, the Queen was given a tour of the Santa Lucia Church in the town – which is the oldest colonial settlement in El Salvador – and walked around the municipal market. The Church, built in 1853, is an … Continue reading →The post The Queen of Spain in El Salvador appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Ruds Vedby School Gets A Visit from Crown Princess MaryPosted: 27 May 2015Crown Princess Mary of Denmark this morning paid a visit to the Ruds Vedby School where she saw the Danish Mental Health Foundation’s ‘Reach Out Bus’ and sat in on a mental health and well-being class. She was welcomed by the school’s principal, the Foundation’s president and the Mayor of Sorø Municipality, where Ruds Vedby is located. A number of school children and locals were also outside waiting to greet Mary when … Continue reading →The post Ruds Vedby School Gets A Visit from Crown Princess Mary appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Belgium’s King and Queen Meet UN Secretary-GeneralPosted: 27 May 2015King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife Yoo Soon-teak. The meeting was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels earlier today. After the meeting, the Royal Couple posed for some group pictures for the press with the UN Secretary-General and his wife. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Belgium to address the the European Parliament meeting and hold talks with senior … Continue reading →The post Belgium’s King and Queen Meet UN Secretary-General appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Sheikha Mozah Speaks At University of OxfordPosted: 26 May 2015Sheikha Mozah bin Nasser gave a speech at the opening of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. During her speech, she spoke about double standards, muslims in the West and how muslims are feared because of the wrong image that is being delivered “At the same time we are confronted with double standards. Why is it that apologies are offered when Europeans are mistakenly killed … Continue reading →The post Sheikha Mozah Speaks At University of Oxford appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Happy Birthday Hereditary Prince Bernhard of BadenPosted: 26 May 2015Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden turns 45 today. His full name is Bernhard Max Friedrich August Gustav Ludwig Kraft and he was born on May 27, 1970 in Schloss Salem, Germany. His parents are Maximilian, Margrave of Baden and Archduchess Valerie of Austria and he is their eldest child. The Prince married Stephanie Anne Kau on June 22, 2011 and together they have three sons. View image | gettyimages.com Bernhard, … Continue reading →The post Happy Birthday Hereditary Prince Bernhard of Baden appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Letizia Visits HondurasPosted: 26 May 2015The Queen of Spain spent the day in Honduras, the first country of her maiden co-operation trip to South America. The purpose of the trip is to visit projects that are developed using Spanish funding. During the day, Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Technical Cooperation Office, run by the Spanish Cooperation Agency, which coordinates and monitors the programs and projects developed. The meeting was also attended by representatives of … Continue reading →The post Queen Letizia Visits Honduras appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Norway’s Crown Princess Begins Literature TourPosted: 26 May 2015As she did last year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit has embarked on a two-day literature tour between Trondheim and Hamar onboard a “literature train”. She is being accompanied by two authors, Tore Renberg and Harald Rosenløw Eeg, for the tour. The tour began at the Trondheim Public Library, where the Crown Princess gave a speech explaining the theme of this year’s tour (identity) and spoke of her own love of reading. “Identity … Continue reading →The post Norway’s Crown Princess Begins Literature Tour appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Prince Carl Philip Opens New Queen Hedvig Eleonora ExhibitionPosted: 26 May 2015Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip today opened another exhibition on Queen Hedvig Eleonora to mark the 300th anniversary of her death later this year. The Prince was on hand at Strömsholm Palace, where he was greeted by a number of local school children and kindergardeners. “What fun that you are here!” he exclaimed as he stopped to chat with them quickly. Heading inside the Palace, musical performances by Olle Hermansson and Åsa Karlberg took … Continue reading →The post Prince Carl Philip Opens New Queen Hedvig Eleonora Exhibition appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Japan’s Crown Prince Couple Visits The Musee du Louvre ExhibitionPosted: 26 May 2015Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan visited the exhibition Musée du Louvre: Peinture de Genre – Scènes de la vie Quotidienne which is being held at the The National Art Center. The exhibition has 83 art works which has been borrowed from the Musée du Louvre’s collection.The post Japan’s Crown Prince Couple Visits The Musee du Louvre Exhibition appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

On This Day: Death of Prince Wilhelm of PrussiaPosted: 26 May 2015On May 26, 1940 Prince Wilhelm of Prussia died in Nivelles, Belgium. He had been involved in the German invasion of France, and was fatally injured. The Prince was born at the Marble Palace near Potsdam during the reign of his grandfather, Kaiser Wilhelm II, on July 4, 1906. He was the first child and eldest son of Wilhelm, German Crown Prince and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and as such was second … Continue reading →The post On This Day: Death of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Letizia Starts A Four Day Cooperatoin TripPosted: 26 May 2015On Monday, Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Honduras to begin a four-day visit to Honduras and El Salvador. This is the first cooperation trip the Queen is on and she will be supporting development projects being funded by Spain. Upon arrival to the airport, Queen Letizia was welcomed by Honduran First Lady Ana Garcia. Queen Letizia kept her outfit simple, wearing a grey pencil skirt, white shirt and strappy … Continue reading →The post Queen Letizia Starts A Four Day Cooperatoin Trip appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Jordan’s Royals Celebrate 69th Independence AnniversaryPosted: 25 May 2015The Royal Family of Jordan gathered this Monday to attended the official celebration marking Jordan’s 69th Independence Day which took place at the royal palaces in Amman. The cremony was patronized by King Abdullah II, who was joined by his wife, Queen Rania, and their children, Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Salma. It was also attended by Princess Muna, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and his wife Princess Zeina, along with number of Jordanian princes … Continue reading →The post Jordan’s Royals Celebrate 69th Independence Anniversary appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Prince Akishino And Princess Kiko Attend A Memorial ServicePosted: 25 May 2015Earlier today, Japanese Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko attended an annual memorial service at Tokyo’s Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery. During the service, the Prince and Princess prayed for the 2,498 unidentified soldiers who died during World War II. The ceremony was sponsored by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry. View image | gettyimages.comPrince Akishino and Princess Kiko on May 25, 2015.The post Prince Akishino And Princess Kiko Attend A Memorial Service appeared first on The Royal Forums.
New Polls: Outfit of the Week, May 18-24, 2015Posted: 25 May 2015This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on May 16. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Queen Letizia with 13 votes.The post New Polls: Outfit of the Week, May 18-24, 2015 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Monaco’s Royals Attend the Formula One Grand PrixPosted: 24 May 2015Members of Monaco’s Princely Family today watched the 73rd Monaco Formula One Grand Prix from the royal stand alongside the street circuit. Prince Albert, Princess Charlène and Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi stood behind the drivers for the national anthem ahead of the race’s start. They then presented the trophies at the end of the race, in which Nico Rosberg crossed the line first. View image | gettyimages.com The family greeted … Continue reading →The post Monaco’s Royals Attend the Formula One Grand Prix appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Prince Harry Plays Polo For CharityPosted: 24 May 2015As has become somewhat of a tradition, a royal took part in the Maserati Jerudong Park Trophy at the Cirencester Park Polo Club today. Prince Harry joined the greens for the charity polo match. Harry attempted to lead his team back from being down 6-1 at half time, but after missing some “absolute sitters” in the late stages of the game and frustration clear on his face, the Prince’s team lost 8-7. The … Continue reading →The post Prince Harry Plays Polo For Charity appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Silvia Attends Childhood Day ConcertPosted: 24 May 2015The Queen of Sweden was today present at the concert held at the Gröna Lund amusement park on Djurgården to celebrate Childhood Day. Ensuring she stood out in a fuchsia pink dress with matching jacket, Queen Silvia watched the concert from the front row alongside the CEO of Grona Luna, Magnus Widell, and the CEO of Parks and Resorts Scandinavia, Christer Fogelmarck. She then got on stage to give a short speech, in … Continue reading →The post Queen Silvia Attends Childhood Day Concert appeared first on The Royal Forums.
de Limburg-Stirum-von Neipperg Wedding Takes Place in Saint-ÉmilionPosted: 24 May 2015A very noble wedding took place in the south-western French town of Saint-Émilion yesterday, when Count Philippe de Limburg-Stirum married Countess Caroline von Neipperg. The bride, who is the daughter of Count Stephan von Neipperg and his wife Sigweis, arrived to the church on her father’s arm, accompanied by ten bridal children wearing matching white outfits with red sashes. Caroline wore a simple a-line wedding gown with a lace overlay over … Continue reading →The post de Limburg-Stirum-von Neipperg Wedding Takes Place in Saint-Émilion appeared first on The Royal Forums.
On This Day: Frederik of Denmark Marries Ingrid of SwedenPosted: 24 May 201580 years ago today, Sweden’s Princess Ingrid became the Crown Princess of Denmark when she married the heir to the Danish throne, Frederik, in a splendid ceremony in Stockholm. Taking place at the Storkyrkan, Stockholm’s St Nicholas Cathedral, Frederik and Ingrid were married by Archbishop Erling Eidem in front of a large number of Europe’s royal families – most of whom were related in one way or another to the bridal couple. Princess … Continue reading →The post On This Day: Frederik of Denmark Marries Ingrid of Sweden appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene Host Cocktail PartyPosted: 24 May 2015Prince Albert and Princess Charlène hosted a cocktail party in the Princely Palace courtyard yesterday. The cocktail party is in honor of the 73rd Formula 1 Grand Prix. The royals met with various team drivers taking part in the Grand Prix who have been invited to the party by Prince Albert. They also took posed for a few pictures with the team drivers. Princess Charlène wore a sleeveless long gown for the … Continue reading →The post Prince Albert and Princess Charlene Host Cocktail Party appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Princess Victoria Took Part In Voluntary Military Training During The WeekendPosted: 24 May 2015Over the weekend, Crown Princess Victoria took part in the voluntary defense education and training military in Berga. The military weekend gives young women and men the chance to take part in military training and activities. Princess Victoria got to try basic medical treatment, drove a military car and joined with over 30 other volunteers in different activities. The Crown Princess also watched a shooting demonstration.The post Princess Victoria Took Part In Voluntary Military Training During The Weekend appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Farmor Margrethe Visits Prince Nikolai at Boarding SchoolPosted: 23 May 2015The Queen of Denmark paid a visit to the Herlufsholm School in Næstved today, to celebrate the school’s 450th anniversary. Queen Margrethe first attended a service at the school’s church, before unveiling a new sculpture by Eva Steen Kristensen in the Nyhave that was donated by the New Carlsberg Foundation to make the anniversary. Ms Kristensen said that she was inspired by the ‘willingness’ of the students and the architecture of the … Continue reading →The post Farmor Margrethe Visits Prince Nikolai at Boarding School appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

New Polls: Outfit of the Week, May 11-17, 2015

Queen Rania of Jordan Opens An Art Exhibition

Sheikha Mozah in Seoul, Day 2 And 3

Queen Máxima Attends Lecture in Utrecht

Audiences at Zarzuela Palace

British Royals Out In Force at the Chelsea Flower Show

The Duke of Vendôme Turns Fifty

Wedding Anniversary of Donatus and Floria-Franziska of Hesse

Happy National Day Norway!

Carl Philip and Sofia Celebrate Marriage Banns

Charlotte Casiraghi At Cannes Film Festival

Sheikha Mozah in Seoul Day 4 and 5

Charles and Camilla Visit the Irish Republic

Frederik and Mary’s Business Trip To Germany, Day 1

Norway’s King Presents Abel Prize 2015

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit Zeeland Flanders

Duke of Cambridge Holds Investiture at Windsor Castle

Drama on Queen Victoria’s Early Life To Be Produced By ITV

Queen Margrethe Tours Refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum

The Princess of Asturias Has Her Holy Communion

Charles and Camilla’s Visit to the Irish Republic, Day Two

Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde Open Exhibition in The Hague

Frederik and Mary in Germany, Day Two

Prince William Visits the English Women’s Football World Cup Team

Princess Marie Bakes With School Children

Duke of Cambridge Attends Tusk Trust Anniversary Dinner

Charles and Camilla Head to Northern Ireland

Danish Crown Prince Couple Complete German Visit

King Willem-Alexander Opens New Building at the Nieuwe Baarnsche School

Sweden’s King and Crown Princess At A Joint Event

Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015”

Jordan’s King Abdullah II Opens the World Economic Forum

The Princess Royal Attends Service For Quintinshill Disaster Centenary

Felipe and Letizia Attend Oath Ceremony of New Royal Guards

 

Charlotte Casiraghi At Cannes Film FestivalPosted: 17 May 2015Charlotte Casiraghi was in Cannes today where she was present at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The elder daughter of Monaco’s Princess Caroline attended the premiere of Carol, the 1950s era film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Charlotte wore a blue floral gown from Gucci for the event. View image | gettyimages.com Charlotte Casiraghi attends the premiere of Carol at the Cannes Film Festival, May 17.The post Charlotte Casiraghi At Cannes Film Festival appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Carl Philip and Sofia Celebrate Marriage BannsPosted: 17 May 2015Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist have celebrated their marriage banns this morning, in a ceremony at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Accompanied by their closest family and representatives of official Sweden, the couple stated their intention to marry in the ceremony which is traditionally designed to allow members of the public to express valid reasons why the marriage should not take … Continue reading →The post Carl Philip and Sofia Celebrate Marriage Banns appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Happy National Day Norway!Posted: 17 May 2015The Norwegian Royal Family has celebrated National Day with a balcony appearance at the Royal Palace in Oslo. King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra all greeted the masses of well-wishers gathered in the Palace forecourt. The National Children’s Parade took place in the Palace Square, which saw 60,000 school children from a number of schools (some included specifically because they are celebrating milestone anniversaries …Continue reading →The post Happy National Day Norway! appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Wedding Anniversary of Donatus and Floria-Franziska of HessePosted: 17 May 2015Today Prince Donatus of Hesse and Countess Floria-Franziska von Faber-Castell celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary. The couple tied the knot in a civil wedding on April 25, 2003 and a religious wedding on May 17, 2003. The wedding took place in Germany and was attended by over 300 guests including royalty. The couple have three children together, a daughter and two sons.The post Wedding Anniversary of Donatus and Floria-Franziska of Hesse appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

The Duke of Vendôme Turns FiftyPosted: 19 May 2015Prince Jean d’Orléans, the Duke of Vendome today celebrates his fiftieth birthday. He is the second son of Henri, Count of Paris, the Orléanist claimant to the defunct throne of France, and his first wife, Duchess Marie Thérèse of Württemberg. The Prince was born in 1965 in Boulogne-Billancourt, and has four siblings: Princess Marie Isabelle of Liechtenstein, Prince François, Count of Clermont, Princess Blanche of Orléans, and Prince Eudes, Duke of Angoulême. The … Continue reading →The post The Duke of Vendôme Turns Fifty appeared first on The Royal Forums.
British Royals Out In Force at the Chelsea Flower ShowPosted: 18 May 2015As they do each year, members of the British Royal Family have visited the Royal Horticulture Society’s Chelsea Flower Show ahead of its official opening to the public tomorrow. Prince Harry was on hand to show his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall the garden that has been created for Sentebale, his African charity. View image | gettyimages.com “It’s … Continue reading →The post British Royals Out In Force at the Chelsea Flower Show appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Audiences at Zarzuela PalacePosted: 18 May 2015The King and Queen of Spain today received three different groups in audience at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. First, members of the operations team – including the director and general manager – of the magazine Semana were welcomed to the Palace to mark their 75th year of publication. A presentation of some of the most outstanding images featured in the magazine during its history was shown to King Felipe and Queen Letizia during the … Continue reading →The post Audiences at Zarzuela Palace appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Máxima Attends Lecture in UtrechtPosted: 18 May 2015Today, Monday May 18, Queen Máxima attended the inaugural lecture of Professor Javier A. Couso in the Academy Building of the University of Utrecht. Professor Couso is a Latin American specialist in the field of Sociology of Law and Comparative Law. He is professor and director of the Constitutional Law Program at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. Recently he was appointed by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as member of … Continue reading →The post Queen Máxima Attends Lecture in Utrecht appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Rania of Jordan Opens An Art ExhibitionPosted: 18 May 2015Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opened the “Hussein Madi in Amman” art exhibition which is being held at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan. The exhibition showcases 115 artworks donated to the Gallery by the artist, Hussein Madi. Queen Rania along with Princess Ghida Talal, Her Princess Rajwa bint Ali and Princess Wijdan bint Fawaz were given a tour by the artist himself.The exhibition features … Continue reading →The post Queen Rania of Jordan Opens An Art Exhibition appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Sheikha Mozah in Seoul, Day 2 And 3Posted: 18 May 2015Sheikha Mozah had a rather fun day on day 2 of her visit to South Korea, visiting places on a bicycle as a cultural tour. During the tour, HH saw Ihwa Women’s University, Deoksugung Palace and Seoul History Museum. On Day 3 of the visit, Her Highness toured Leeum the Samsung Museum of Art. The museum has an impressive collection of both traditional Korean and contemporary art. Earlier in the … Continue reading →The post Sheikha Mozah in Seoul, Day 2 And 3 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
New Polls: Outfit of the Week, May 11-17, 2015Posted: 18 May 2015This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on May 16. The winner of last week’s poll winner was Princess Charlene of Monaco with 33 votes.The post New Polls: Outfit of the Week, May 11-17, 2015 appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Sheikha Mozah in Seoul Day 4 and 5Posted: 19 May 2015HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser’s trip in Seoul continues on day 4 with attending two conferences. The first event of the day started with the 6th Asian Leadership Conference. During the conference, Her Highness gave a speech. Sheikha Mozah wore a white pant suit from the Valentino New York Couture All White 2015 collection. The next event of the day, was attending a luncheon where she was spoke at World … Continue reading →The post Sheikha Mozah in Seoul Day 4 and 5 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Charles and Camilla Visit the Irish RepublicPosted: 19 May 2015The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have embarked on visit to the Republic of Ireland today, where they will spend three days touring the country. Charles and Camilla’s first stop was a reception at the National University of Ireland Galaway. A performance of traditional Irish dancing welcomed the couple, who then viewed an exhibition of displays showcasing local Irish culture and crafts. In his speech at the reception, Charles … Continue reading →The post Charles and Camilla Visit the Irish Republic appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Frederik and Mary’s Business Trip To Germany, Day 1Posted: 19 May 2015The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark began their three-day business trip to Germany today, arriving in Hamburg early this morning ahead of an official reception at the Town Hall with Mayor Olaf Scholz. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Frederik and Princess Mary then took part in a number of seminars promoting Danish design, food produce and sustainability efforts. At the ‘Tasty Living’ seminar, the Crown Princess took part in the … Continue reading →The post Frederik and Mary’s Business Trip To Germany, Day 1 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Norway’s King Presents Abel Prize 2015Posted: 19 May 2015King Harald V of Norway today presented the Abel Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the mathematic field, to John Forbes Nash, Jr and Louis Nirenberg. The two men won this year’s award for their “striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.” Mr Nash and Mr Nirenberg will each receive a prize of 6million Norwegian kroner. Earlier in the day, the King granted … Continue reading →The post Norway’s King Presents Abel Prize 2015 appeared first on The Royal Forums.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit Zeeland FlandersPosted: 19 May 2015Today, Tuesday May 19, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the region of Zeeland Flanders. At their arrival in the morning, the Royal Couple went to the nursing home De Hoeve Blaauwe in the municipality of Hulst. They were greeted by Jan-Frans Mulder, the Mayor of Hulst, and Han Polman, the King’s Commissioner of Zeeland Flanders. Outside the nursing home, the King and Queen received a warm welcome … Continue reading →The post King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit Zeeland Flanders appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Duke of Cambridge Holds Investiture at Windsor CastlePosted: 19 May 2015Prince William presented honours on behalf of the Queen during an investiture at Windsor Castle today. Amongst those receiving honours were musician Brinsley Forde, of the reggae band Aswad, footballer Linvoy Primus and Dame Mary Peters, a former Olympic gold medalist in the pentathlon. Mr Primus, who played for Portsmouth between 2000 and 2009, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his work with the charity … Continue reading →The post Duke of Cambridge Holds Investiture at Windsor Castle appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Drama on Queen Victoria’s Early Life To Be Produced By ITVPosted: 19 May 2015British television network ITV has announced it will be producing an eight-hour drama series based on the early life of Queen Victoria, Britain’s longest reigning monarch to date. Novelist Daisy Goodwin will be making her screenwriting debut in penning the script for Victoria. “I’ve been fascinated by Victoria since I started reading her diaries at university. She’s a woman whose personality leaps off the page – a tiny 4 foot 11 teenager who overnight … Continue reading →The post Drama on Queen Victoria’s Early Life To Be Produced By ITV appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Margrethe Tours Refurbished Clay Ceramics MuseumPosted: 19 May 2015Queen Margrethe II was one of 130 specially invited guests to tour the refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum in Middelfart this morning ahead of its reopening to the public tomorrow. The Queen was shown around the museum’s new exhibitions by curator Pia Wirnfeld. One of the exhibitions she saw was Brandes 
& Bindesbøll – Bånd & Brud, where artist Peter Brandes gave the Queen explanations to the pieces in the collection. The Queen has … Continue reading →The post Queen Margrethe Tours Refurbished Clay Ceramics Museum appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

The Princess of Asturias Has Her Holy CommunionPosted: 20 May 2015This morning in Madrid, the Princess of Asturias partook in her first holy communion alongside her classmates from the Primaria del Colegio Santa María de los Rosales. Princess Leonor was accompanied to the Our Lady of Assumption chapel by her parents, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and her younger sister Sofia. Grandparents from both sides – King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, Jesus Ortiz y Alvarez and his wife Ana and … Continue reading →The post The Princess of Asturias Has Her Holy Communion appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Charles and Camilla’s Visit to the Irish Republic, Day TwoPosted: 20 May 2015On their second day in the Republic of Ireland, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the town in which one of the Royal Family’s close relatives, the Earl Mounbatten of Burma, was murdered in a bomb attack the late 1970s. In Mullaghmore, a seaside village in County Slingo on the Irish coast, Charles and Camilla walked the village’s main street with Timothy Knatchbull, the grandson of Lord Mounbatten … Continue reading →The post Charles and Camilla’s Visit to the Irish Republic, Day Two appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde Open Exhibition in The HaguePosted: 20 May 2015This afternoon, Wednesday May 20, Their Majesties Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians opened an outdoor sculpture exhibition in the Lange Voorhout street in The Hague. The exhibition, called “Flemish Vormidable Contemporary Sculpture”, shows artworks created by established and emerging Flemish artists and celebrates twenty years of cultural cooperation between the Netherlands and Flanders. The curator of the exhibition is Stef van Bellingen, a Flemish …Continue reading →The post Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde Open Exhibition in The Hague appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Frederik and Mary in Germany, Day TwoPosted: 20 May 2015Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began the second day of their business trip to Germany still in Hamburg. The couple paid a visit to the Holsten Brewery and were shown the brewing process in place. Frederik was even able to take part in the brewing of one line of beer, adding the hops to the mixture. The pair were also presented with the ‘Crown Craft’ beer, a line …Continue reading →The post Frederik and Mary in Germany, Day Two appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Prince William Visits the English Women’s Football World Cup TeamPosted: 20 May 2015The Duke of Cambridge, as president of the Football Association, paid a visit to the team that will be taking part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada next month. Prince William met with the England Women’s Football Team at the National Football Centre, St George’s Park, in Staffordshire where he spoke with the women about their qualifying process for the tournament. He also watched part of their exercise training regime, … Continue reading →The post Prince William Visits the English Women’s Football World Cup Team appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Princess Marie Bakes With School ChildrenPosted: 20 May 2015As patron of DanChurchAid, Princess Marie attended a campaign ‘Behind So it Batter!’ at the N. Zahle Seminarie School in Copenhagen. Princess Marie baked with 4th graders and then helped them sell their stuff during recess. The concept of the campaign is to get people to bake whatever they want, sell their stuff and donate the money to DanChurchAid. DanChurchAid then donates the money to combat hinger around the world.The post Princess Marie Bakes With School Children appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Duke of Cambridge Attends Tusk Trust Anniversary DinnerPosted: 21 May 2015The Duke of Cambridge was this evening present at a black-tie dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tusk Trust at Windsor Castle. 300 guests attended the dinner in St George’s Hall, where the Duke delivered a speech calling for further work to be done to protect African wildlife. “The plunder and destruction of Africa’s natural endowment remains one of the greatest challenges facing the world…the time for words … Continue reading →The post Duke of Cambridge Attends Tusk Trust Anniversary Dinner appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Charles and Camilla Head to Northern IrelandPosted: 21 May 2015 03:21 PM PDTThe Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their visit to Northern Ireland, arriving in the country this morning. The couple attended a service at St Patrick’s Church in Belfast, which has been the scene of a number of local disputes regarding band parades in recent years. They were greeted by Father Michael Sheehan, and also met with the Irish First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First … Continue reading →The post Charles and Camilla Head to Northern Ireland appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Danish Crown Prince Couple Complete German VisitPosted: 21 May 2015On their final day in Germany, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a Health Living seminar with the them ‘Rethinking Health Care’ with a number of the businesses accompanying them on the trip. Later, the couple had separate engagements before lunch, the Crown Prince attending a seminar on sustainable living and the Crown Princess viewing the Tasty and Stylish Living exhibition at the Freiheizhalle that showcased Denmark as a country … Continue reading →The post Danish Crown Prince Couple Complete German Visit appeared first on The Royal Forums.
King Willem-Alexander Opens New Building at the Nieuwe Baarnsche SchoolPosted: 21 May 2015Earlier today, the King of the Netherlands returned to his old primary school, the Nieuwe Baarnsche School, to open a new building. Arriving at the school in Baarn, King  Willem-Alexander was greeted by a number of the school’s pupils and staff. During the official opening, the King helped three students plant a tree outside the new building, which provides the school with a much larger facility than its previous location. The … Continue reading →The post King Willem-Alexander Opens New Building at the Nieuwe Baarnsche School appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Sweden’s King and Crown Princess At A Joint EventPosted: 21 May 2015King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria attended the WWF’s annual meeting held at Ulriksdal today. The meeting was in relation to the Royal National City Park’s 20th anniversary. King Carl Gustaf, who is the honorary president of WWF Council, and Crown Princess Victoria attended the annual meeting where they discussed the 2016-2020 agenda. They also attended a lunch in connection to the 20th anniversary. Later in the day, the … Continue reading →The post Sweden’s King and Crown Princess At A Joint Event appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015”Posted: 21 May 2015Today, Thursday May 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of the award this year was: “Better for each other!”. It’s about people with difficulty to get along in society for socioeconomics reasons. The winners of ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” were: “Food Aid Foundation Focus” from Amersfoort, a foundation that … Continue reading →The post Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II Opens the World Economic ForumPosted: 22 May 2015Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania and their eldest son, Crown Prince Hussein, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan opened on Friday the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the Dead Sea, 22 May 2015. The King addressed the audience during the opening session and said that Jordan has a track record of surmounting challenges. “It is a sign of ongoing strength. This is also the message of … Continue reading →The post Jordan’s King Abdullah II Opens the World Economic Forum appeared first on The Royal Forums.
The Princess Royal Attends Service For Quintinshill Disaster CentenaryPosted: 22 May 2015Princess Anne was present today at a service in Gretna Green, Scotland to mark the 100th anniversary of the Quintinshill rail disaster that killed over 200 people. Laying a wreath during the service held at the Gretna Old Parish Church, the Princess Royal was joined at the event by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, as well as military veterans and relatives of those who died. She then attended a short reception … Continue reading →The post The Princess Royal Attends Service For Quintinshill Disaster Centenary appeared first on The Royal Forums.
Felipe and Letizia Attend Oath Ceremony of New Royal GuardsPosted: 22 May 2015The King and Queen of Spain have attended a ceremony at the El Rey Military Barracks in El Pardo where new members of the Royal Guard swore allegiance to the Spanish flag. King Felipe first inspected a guard of honour before the main ceremony began, led by the head of the Royal Guard, Colonel Ramón Álvarez de Toledo Álvarez de Builla. The Colonel received the new military and civil personnels’ allegiance to defend … Continue reading →The post Felipe and Letizia Attend Oath Ceremony of New Royal Guards appeared first

 

Queen Mathilde Shines In Green

Posted: 17 May 2015

Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended the semi finals of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition 2015. Attending the semi finals, Queen Mathilde recycled a knee length lace green dress. She matched a skinny gold belt which we have seen with various outfits in the past and nude pumps. During the event, Queen Mathilde took time to met with Lithuanian composer Vykintas Baltakas, US pianist Daniel Blumenthal and pianist Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort. … Continue reading →

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Sheikha Mozah Arrives In Seoul

Posted: 16 May 2015 11:21

HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser has arrived in Seoul, South Korea. She is on a four day visit to the capital and will be speaking at the 6th Asian Leadership Conference and the World Education Forum 2015 to advocate for universal primary education. Sheikha Mozah is speaking at the event as Chairperson of Education Above All (EAA). HH arrived in Seoul wearing a printed maxi shirt. Later that day, dressed … Continue reading →

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Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien Celebrate Wedding Anniversary Today

Posted: 16 May 2015

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary. The couple announced their engagement on December 16, 2000. Their civil marriage took place on May 17, 2001 and their religious wedding on May 19, 2001. Princess Laurentien’s wedding gown was designed by Edouard Vermeulen. The couple have three children; Countess Eloise Beatrix Sophie Laurence born on June 8, 2002, Count Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max born on … Continue reading →

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The Phillips Girls Run Riot with Lady Louise at RWHS

Posted: 16 May 2015

Two of the smallest members of the extended Windsor clan appeared to have a brilliant day in the sunshine whilst at the second last day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today. Savannah and Isla Phillips ran around and played with their older cousin Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, before being treated to an ice-cream. The two girls also went on the merry-go-round and the ferris wheel with their parents, Peter and Autumn. View … Continue reading →

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Harry Bids Adieu To New Zealand

Posted: 16 May 2015

Prince Harry has said farewell to New Zealand, completing his week-long tour of the country in Auckland today. It was all about sport for the Prince, as he visited The Cloud where he played a game of 5-aside football with members of the Western Springs Football Club. The event was held in the lead-up to the FIFA under-20s World Cup beginning at the end of the month and hosted by New … Continue reading →

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Lalla Salma Attends 50th Anniversary of the IARC

Posted: 16 May 2015

HRH Princess Lalla Salma was guest of honor at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The event took place in Lyon, France and HRH attended as Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. During the event, Lalla Salma gave a short speech where she spoke about the Lalla Salma Foundation. Lalla Salma wore a red dress with … Continue reading →

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Granddaughter Louise at RWHS

Posted: 15 May 2015

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Winsdor attended the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show alongside her mother, the Countess of Wessex, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, today. View image | gettyimages.com The youngster was dressed casually as she watched the horse events from the sidelines, in a tweed blazer and navy jeans. Queen Elizabeth – who appeared in high spirits all day – later spent time with the King of Bahrain, Hamad … Continue reading →

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King of Sweden Opens New Exhibition at Solliden Palace

Posted: 15 May 2015

King Carl XVI Gustaf today opened the new summer exhibition at Solliden Palace on the island of Öland. The exhibition is entitled “…Signed Bernadotte. Design and Watercolours by Sigvard and Michael Bernadotte” and showcases the design talent of the King’s late uncle, Count Sigvard Bernadotte af Wisborg, who died in 2002. Count Sigvard’s son Michael, who is an architect, also has a few watercolour paintings in the exhibition. Both Queen Silvia and Count … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry Visits Auckland

Posted: 15 May 2015

On the second last day of his trip to New Zealand, Prince Harry was in Auckland where he spent the day meeting with injured rugby players, school children, members of the country’s emergency services and political leaders. First it was a stop at the Southern Cross Campus school, where the Prince was treated to a number of cultural performances (including ones from Tonga and the Cook Islands) before presenting certificates to students … Continue reading →

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Happy Birthday Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein

Posted: 15 May 2015

Prince Maximilian Nikolaus Maria of Liechtenstein was born on May 16, 1969 in Switzerland as the second son of Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie. Prince Maximilian studied his school years and university in Germany. A few years later he received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked in New York and in Germany. Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein is married, his wife’s name is Angela Gisela Brown and they … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Marie-Chantal Attends The ‘Icons Of Style’ Dinner

Posted: 15 May 2015

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece attended the Icons of Style dinner. The dinner was hosted by American fashion designer Michael Kors and Vanity Fair at The Ivy Hotel in London. Princess Marie-Chantal wore an Alexander McQueen outfit which was featured on the designer Spring 2015 runway. View image | gettyimages.com Crown Princess Marie-Chantal on May 14, 2015 attending the ‘Icons Of Style’ dinner

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The Duke of Bragança Turns Seventy

Posted: 14 May 2015

Dom Duarte Pio, the Duke of Bragança today celebrates his seventieth birthday. The Duke is the head of the defunct Portuguese Royal Family. He was born in 1945 in Bern, Switzerland as the eldest son of Duarte Nuno, Duke of Bragança and his wife, Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza. Born while his family were living in exile, Duarte Pio first set foot in Portugal in 1951, the year after the laws of exile were … Continue reading →

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Lalla Salma Opens ‘Berber Women of Morocco’ Exhibition

Posted: 14 May 2015

Princess Lalla Salma officially chaired the opening of the ‘Berber Women of Morocco’ exhibition at the National Library in Rabat today. She was greeted by the Moroccan Culture Minister, Mohamed Amine Sbihi, and the Director of the National Library, Driss Khrouz, when she arrived before the Princess was given a tour of the exhibition, which provides a history of the Berber women and showcases ornaments and weavings they created over the years … Continue reading →

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Kings Felipe and Abdullah Attend Charlemagne Prize Ceremony

Posted: 14 May 2015

Spanish King Felipe VI and Jordanian King Abdullah II were both present today in Aachen, Germany for the annual awarding of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. The two Kings attended the ceremony at the Aachen City Hall where the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz, was awarded the prize which is presented to individuals who have worked hard “in the service of European unification.” View image | gettyimages.com In his acceptance … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry Visits Whanganui During New Zealand Visit

Posted: 14 May 2015

On his sixth day in New Zealand, Prince Harry was a guest of honour in Whanganui, the ancestral home of many Maori tribes located on the country’s north island. His day began with a traditional powhiri welcoming ceremony at the Putiki Marae, the traditional meeting house in the town. The Prince, wearing a korowai cloak, was accompanied by Governor-General Jerry Mateparae and the Mayor of Whanganui, Annette Main. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Harry … Continue reading →

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Royal Windsor Horse Show Kicks Off For 2015

Posted: 13 May 2015

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall as she attended the opening day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today. The two women chatted happily as they stood watching some of the competitions, including the Novice Heavyweight Hunter contest which saw the Queen’s horse Tower Bridge come third. Another of the Queen’s horses, Barker’s Shop, placed second in a different event. View image | gettyimages.com During the day, … Continue reading →

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The Prince of Wales’ “Black Spider” Memos Released

Posted: 13 May 2015

Letters written a decade ago by the Prince of Wales to government ministers that British newspaper The Guardian fought to have made public were today released. But their contents were not as controversial as had been hoped by some sectors. Written between September 2004 and April 2005, the letters show Prince Charles offering his thoughts on the farming industry (specifically beef farming and dairy quotas) and the rising power of supermarkets, herbal medicines, and the plight … Continue reading →

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Prince Laurent Attends Ceremony Honouring Dead Homeless

Posted: 13 May 2015

This morning, Belgium’s Prince Laurent was present at a ceremony at the Brussels Town Hall that honours the homeless people who die in the nation’s capital region each year. “Les morts de la rue” (“The Dead of the Street”) is now in its tenth year, and aims to try help improve the living conditions of homeless people by improving access to housing within Brussels. During the ceremony, a poem about the … Continue reading →

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Prince Andrew Opens New York Army Museum

Posted: 13 May 2015

The Duke of York was in York today to open a new museum dedicated to York’s contribution military. He was asked to officially open the York Army Museum, which has been completely refurbished thanks to a £1 million Heritage Lottery Grant. The museum contains collections from the Royal Dragoon Guards, the Yorkshire Regiment (of which Andrew is the Colonel-in-Chief), and the former Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire. “In Yorkshire, men and … Continue reading →

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Harry Does The Haka On Fifth Day in New Zealand

Posted: 13 May 2015

Prince Harry spent his fifth day in New Zealand at the Linton Army Base near Wellington, where he spent time touring the base and speaking with soldiers before being taught the haka. The first part of his visit to the Base was inspecting one of the Defence Force’s armoured cars. Harry climbed in and commented that it felt “familiar” to be back in one of the vehicles. Harry spoke with a … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess of Denmark Gets A New Lady In Waiting

Posted: 13 May 2015

It has been announced today by the Danish Royal Court that Christine Pii Hansen will be Crown Princess Mary’s new private secretary and court lady. The new position will start on June 8, 2015. Christine Pii Hansen will replace Tanja Elise Kjærsgaard Doky who has been in the position since June 2008. Christine Pii Hansen is 44 years old and was holding a position as the deputy head of the Foreign Ministry’s … Continue reading →

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Princess Victoria Opens the Exhibition “Talking Textile”

Posted: 13 May 2015

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden opened the exhibition titled “Talking Textile” which is being held at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred. This year marks the 300th anniversary of Queen Hedvig Eleonora’s death and Gripsholm is one of the few palaces that are holding exhibitions related to the 300th anniversary. The exhibition which the Crown Princess opened showcases textile in interiors and fashion. Princess Victoria was given a bouquet of yellow cowslips and … Continue reading →

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Princess Tessy Attends Charity Event In London

Posted: 13 May 2015

Princess Tessy of Luxembourg attended the Spring Gala in Aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital hosted by the Quercus Biasi Foundation and Kerzner Calliva at Claridge’s Hotel in London. The star-studded charity is to help raise money for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Princess Tessy wore a floor length strapless evening gown that featured bow detailing and embellishments on the upper … Continue reading →

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8,000 Attend First Buckingham Palace Garden Party of the Year

Posted: 12 May 2015

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by members of her family and around 8,000 guests as she hosted the first garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester helped the Queen mingle with the guests in the Palace gardens … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Mary Visits Foundation Projects in Aalborg

Posted: 12 May 2015

The Crown Princess of Denmark was in Aalborg today, where she visited two projects organised by The Mary Foundation. She first launched the ‘Advice for Life’ program at the Mødrehjælpen House, a program that provides “free economic, legal and social counselling to women that have been subjected to domestic violence”. Princess Mary, accompanied by The Mary Foundation’s director Helle Østergaard, met with the House’s staff and with women who have already been … Continue reading →

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Garden Party at the Elisabeta Palace to Celebrate “King’s Day”

Posted: 12 May 2015

On Sunday May 10, members of the Romanian Royal Family hosted a garden party at the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest to celebrate what is sometimes called “King’s Day”, the day that Romania’s first monarch, King Carol I, was crowned in 1881. A few thousand members of the public were invited to the celebrations, which included a performance of the Romanian Military Band. Crown Princess Margarita, Prince Radu, Prince Nicolae and Princess Maria watched from … Continue reading →

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Christchurch for Prince Harry’s Fourth Day in New Zealand

Posted: 12 May 2015

Prince Harry headed back to mainland New Zealand today for his fourth day in the country, paying a visit to Christchurch. First on the agenda was a ride on the historic 152 tram through the city with Prime Minister John Key, who pointed out some of the areas which were worst hit by the earthquake that struck Christchurch in 2011. Harry got a kick out of seeing a photograph of his …Continue reading →

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King Abdullah II And Queen Rania Launch Jordan 2025 Blueprint

Posted: 11 May 2015

His Majesty King Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Rania attended the aunch of “Jordan 2025″, which is a 10-year blueprint for economic and social development. During the ceremony, King Abdullah received a copy of the blueprint from Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour. Their Majesties also watched a short film on stages of the 10 year plan and how the outcome will benefit Jordan in 2025, the film also included brief policies … Continue reading →

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King Philippe And Queen Mathilde Attend The 35th Anniversary Of Concert Hall Ancienne Belgique

Posted: 11 May 2015

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels where they attended a concert of two bands; Girls in Hawaii and Intergalactic Lovers. The concert comes as celebration of the 35th anniversary of concert hall Ancienne Belgique. Upon arrival, the King and Queen were received by the members of the Ancienne Belgique along with Flemish Culture Minister and the Mayor of Brussels. Entering the concert hall, the … Continue reading →

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Sophie Wessex Opens New Air Ambulance Operating Base

Posted: 11 May 2015

The Countess of Wessex was in Benson, Oxfordshire today to open the new air ambulance base at the Thames Valley Air Ambulance Base at RAF Benson. Sophie was greeted by the Base’s Station Commander Group Captain Simon Paterson, before being shown around the new facilities, which include training rooms for pilots and paramedics. View image | gettyimages.comShe was shown how to intubate a patient (on a dummy of course!) before … Continue reading →

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Italian President Lunches in Madrid

Posted: 11 May 2015

The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, was in Spain today and he was welcomed to the Royal Palace of Madrid by the Royal Family. King Felipe VI first had an audience with the President, who took office in February, before the pair were joined by Queen Letizia for lunch. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen wore a light grey skirt with a floral print matched with a navy blouse for the occasion.

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Princess Marie Presents Danish UNESCO Scholarships

Posted: 11 May 2015

Princess Marie today was on hand to present scholarships to three female Danish researchers at Carlsberg Academy. The scholarships – “For Women in Science” – are awarded annually in a joint effort by L’Oreal Denmark, the Danish National Commission for UNESCO (of which the Princess is patron) and the Royal Danish Academy of Science. The aim of the scholarships is to “create a better balance between women and men in the … Continue reading →

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Day Three in New Zealand For Prince Harry

Posted: 11 May 2015

Prince Harry spent half of his third day in New Zealand still on Stewart Island, where he was on the receiving end of some thoughtful questions from the 24 students at Halfmoon Bay School. After participating in a German class via Skype (because of their remoteness, part of the school’s curriculum is completed online with other schools in remote parts of the country) and helping out with some crown making, Harry … Continue reading →

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Happy 64th Birthday Princess Basma bint Talal

Posted: 10 May 2015

Princess Basma bint Talal of Jordan turns 64 years old today. Born on May 11, 1951 in Amman, Princess Basma is the only daughter of King Talal and Queen Zein al-Sharaf Talal. She is King Hussein of Jordan’s sister and aunt to the current King, Abdullah II. Princess Basma studied in Amman before finishing high school in England, she then attended Oxford University where she studied Modern Languages. In 2001, … Continue reading →

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New Polls: Outfit of the Week, May 4-10, 2015

Posted: 10 May 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on May 16. The winner of last week’s poll winner was The Duchess of Cambridge with 19 votes.

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British Royals Attend VE Day Anniversary Thanksgiving Service

Posted: 10 May 2015

Queen Elizabeth II led the final commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day today during a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior just inside the main entrance of the Abbey. Newly re-elected … Continue reading →

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Closing of the Octave Celebrated in Luxembourg

Posted: 10 May 2015

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg today celebrated the closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, one of Luxembourg’s most important religious ceremonies. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was joined by two of her sons, Princes Félix and Louis, and one daughter-in-law, Tessy, in the morning for the mass at the Cathedrale de Luxembourg held in honour of the event. Later, the family was joined by Grand Duke Henri, Princess … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Bridge Walk

Posted: 10 May 2015

Crown Princess Mary officially opened a new tourist attraction today between the islands of Jutland and Funen. The Old Little Belt Bridge, which was once the main transportation link between the two islands, has installed a bridge walk that will be open for the public so they can walk across the strait. The walk is 60m above the water. After speeches by the Mayors of Middelfart and Fredericia and the … Continue reading →

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Queen Sofia Presents Trophies at Mutua Madrid Open 2015

Posted: 10 May 2015

Queen Sofia delivered the winners’ trophies at the Mutua Madrid Open 2015 men’s final today. Scotsman Andy Murray defeated local champion Rafael Nadal in the final, the Spaniard going down 6-3, 6-2 in just under ninety minutes. The Queen sat in the audience for the match with Spain’s Minister for Education, Culture and Sports, José Ignacio Wert, and the director of the Open, Manuel Santana. Afterwards, she presented Murray and Nadal … Continue reading →

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Mauthausen Anniversary

Posted: 10 May 2015

Alongside 22,000 others, Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were today present at the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria. The couple – both wearing a blue and white striped neck scarf bearing a red triangle with the letter ‘L’ in the centre, this was symbolic of the ‘badges’ the Luxembourger prisoners had to wear while at … Continue reading →

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Monaco’s Princely Twins Have Been Christened

Posted: 10 May 2015

The twins of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco were christened this morning in a ceremony at the Cathédrale de Monaco. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, dressed in white gowns reportedly from Baby Dior, were baptised into the Roman Catholic faith by Bernard Barsi, the Archbishop of Monaco. Around 700 guests were in attendance in the Cathédrale, including the twins’ maternal aunts, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie. View image … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry Visits New Zealand, Day Two

Posted: 10 May 2015

The second day of his visit to New Zealand saw Prince Harry get up close and personal with a 118 year old tuatara named Henry. Prince Harry was able to hold the reptile – a creature native to and only found in New Zealand – while at Invercargill Airport before departing for Stewart Island, the southern-most community of New Zealand. Harry seemed a little apprehensive at first about holding the tuatara, but … Continue reading →

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Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix Open VanGogh and Munch Exhibition

Posted: 10 May 2015

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition in Oslo yesterday. Upon arrival to the Munch Museum, Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix were given a bouquet of flowers each. Inside the museum, the Mayor of Oslo welcomed the royal ladies along with the museum directors. The official opening of the Van Gogh + Munch exhibition was the royal … Continue reading →

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Countess of Wessex Marks 70th Anniversary of the Channel Islands’ Liberation

Posted: 09 May 2015

On behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, the Countess of Wessex attended a commemoration during the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands on May 9. The Countess of Wessex delivered her speech at Footes Lane and watched a military parade and attended an open air church service. After her speech, the Countess visited the local residents of Weighbridge and unveiled a commemorative Liberation Day stone in Town. Later, … Continue reading →

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Lalla Salma Turns 37

Posted: 09 May 2015

Lalla Salma, the wife of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, turns 37 years old today. Salma Bennani was born on 10 May 1978 in Fes. Her mother died when she was 3 years old. Lalla Salma graduated from engineering and worked for a few months. View image | gettyimages.com In 1999, she met King Mohammed at a private party, two years later they tied the knot. Upon marriage, Lalla Salma … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry Begins Visit to New Zealand

Posted: 09 May 2015

Prince Harry has begun his week-long visit to New Zealand, arriving in Wellington this afternoon for what is his first visit to the country. He was greeted at the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, before heading to the official welcoming ceremony at Government House. Here, alongside the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, and his wife Lady Janine, Prince Harry watched as the Royal New Zealand Defence Force Tri-Series Maori Cultural … Continue reading →

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Queen Elizabeth II Lights VE Day ‘Beacon of Peace’

Posted: 09 May 2015

Queen Elizabeth II lit the first Victory in Europe (VE) Day ‘Beacon of Peace’ at the top of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park last night. View image | gettyimages.com The beacon, which was followed by over 200 other beacons lit shortly after around the United Kingdom, was lit in remembrance of the thousands who fought and died in World War II. View image | gettyimages.comThe Duke of … Continue reading →

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Luxembourg’s Royal Family Attend VE Day Commemorations

Posted: 08 May 2015

Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family were today present at commemorations in both Luxembourg City and Paris to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended a ceremony at the Kanounenhiwel, Luxembourg’s national monument in honour of the 5,700 Luxembourgers who died in World War II and the suffering the people of Luxembourg faced during the Nazi occupation. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was also … Continue reading →

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Prince Charles Visits Poundbury

Posted: 08 May 2015

Today, the Prince of Wales paid a visit to Poundbury, a town built on Duchy of Cornwall land in Dorset in accordance with his own views on town planning and urban regeneration. During his visit, Prince Charles opened the town’s new Cancer Institute. The Prince toured the facility and met with staff. He also presented the keys to the 250th home built in Poundbury to its new owners, Nathan and … Continue reading →

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VE Day Marked in Norway By Harald, Haakon and Astrid

Posted: 08 May 2015

King Harald has delivered a speech at celebrations at Akershus Fortress marking the anniversary of VE Day. “Peace is not a given. It is not today, and it was not 70 years ago. Behind the roaring on May Day in 1945 was the seriousness of what we had experienced and learned: that peace, freedom and democracy is not something we can take for granted. These values ​​must be built, protected – and, if necessary, defended with … Continue reading →

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King Philippe Marks VE Day 70th Anniversary

Posted: 08 May 2015

The King of the Belgians today was present at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). King Philippe laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which sits at base of the Congress Column in Brussels. View image |gettyimages.com V-E Day was the day the Allied Forces officially accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces in 1945. It marked the … Continue reading →

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Queen Letizia Attends Red Cross World Day Commemoration

Posted: 08 May 2015

Queen Letizia of Spain today opened the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, which was being held at the Miguel Delibes Auditorium in Valladolid, Spain. The event highlights the importance of the Red Cross, the work they do and the work of their staff and volunteers. Queen Letizia gave a speech, handed out medals and posed for pictures. Queen Letizia was dressed in a white and black pant suit … Continue reading →

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Queen Mathilde Visits the Exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid

Posted: 08 May 2015

Belgium’s Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in collaboration with Rosas which is being held at the contemporary art center Wiels in Brussels. Queen Mathilde, who wore a floral print dress matched with white pumps, toured the exhibition and watched a dance performance. Queen Mathilde also met with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, the choreographer. The exhibition is based on a show by … Continue reading →

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The Crown Prince of Morocco Turns 12

Posted: 08 May 2015

Today, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco celebrates his 12th birthday. Prince Moulay Hassan was born on May 8, 2003 in Rabat and is the eldest child of King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma. He has a younger sister, Princess Lalla Khadija who is 8 years old. View image | gettyimages.com When Prince Moulay Hassan will reign, he will be known as Hassan III. The Crown Prince, even though … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Mary Awards Scholarship in Copenhagen

Posted: 08 May 2015

Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary presented the ‘Crown Princess Mary Scholarship’ to two Australian students in a ceremony at the University of Copenhagen. Dressed in a dark grey blouse and trousers, the Crown Princess awarded this year’s scholarship to Morgan Leon Foulsham, from Macquarie University, and Cameron Hunter, from the University of Sydney. The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship was part of the wedding gift to the Crown Prince Couple from the … Continue reading →

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Denmark’s Princess Elisabeth Turns 80

Posted: 08 May 2015

Princess Elisabeth, first cousin of Queen Margrethe II, today celebrates her 80th birthday. She was born in Copenhagen in 1935 to Prince Knud of Denmark and his wife Caroline-Mathilde, and was first grandchild of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine. Her full name is Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée. Two brothers, Ingolf and Christian, joined the family in 1940 and 1942. View image | gettyimages.com King … Continue reading →

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Princess Estelle’s Spring Greetings From Haga

Posted: 07 May 2015

The Swedish Royal Family have released two new pictures of the adorable 3 year old Princess Estelle, the daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The picture’s title on www.kungahuset.se was “Spring greetings from Haga”. One pictures shows Princess Estelle cycling around the Haga Palace gardens on a white, pink and red bicycle. The Princess is wearing a helmet and dressed casually, just like any other toddler her age. The second … Continue reading →

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Guillaume and Stéphanie In Venice

Posted: 07 May 2015

On Thursday, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie visited the Luxembourg Pavilion during the Venice Biennale. The title of the Luxembourg pavilion is “Paradiso Lussemburgo”. The Hereditary Grand Duke, who wore a suit, and the Hereditary Grand Duchess – dressed in red pants with a matching top – also toured with a few guests the lagoon city and went on a short gondola ride.

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Spanish King and Queen Present Journalism Awards

Posted: 07 May 2015

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today presented several journalism awards at the Casa del Lector in Madrid. The “Rey de España” and “Don Quijote” awards are presented to journalists of the Spanish and Portuguese languages from countries that make up the Latin American Community of Nations, as well as nations which Spain share considerable historical connections with. View image | gettyimages.com In his speech, King Felipe congratulated the award winners … Continue reading →

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Prince and Princess Michael of Kent At Venice Biennale

Posted: 07 May 2015

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent last night attended a dinner in connection with the Venice Biennale, an annual art and cultural event held in Venice, Italy. The couple were guests at the dinner arranged by the Cini Foundation on the isle of San Giorgio Maggiore. View image | gettyimages.com Prince and Princess Michael at a dinner in Venice for the Venice Bienniale, May 6.

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Princess Elisabeth Baptises a Patrol Boat

Posted: 07 May 2015

Yesterday, Wednesday May 6, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant baptised the patrol vessel P902 Pollux. At the ceremony, held at the Naval Base of Zeebrugge, were present King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The patrol vessel P902 Pollux is the second new patrol ship in use to the Belgian Navy, the first one patrol vessel 901 Castor was baptized last July by Queen Mathilde. View image | gettyimages.com “I baptize you … Continue reading →

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Irene Urdangarín Has Her First Communion

Posted: 06 May 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca’s youngest child, daughter Irene, has had her first communion recently. Doña Irene celebrated the special religious occasion at the Church of Hermance on the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The family has lived in Geneva since summer 2013. Queen Sofia and Infanta Elena both travelled to Switzerland for the event. A photograph of Irene, her parents, siblings and grandmother was given exclusively to Hola! … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry Spends Time In Sydney Before NZ Visit

Posted: 06 May 2015

Prince Harry has spent the final days of his military secondment with the Australian Defence Force in Sydney, today participating with a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House. The Prince, dressed in his combat fatigues, arrived at the Opera House via boat and was shown around the grounds by New South Wales’s Premier, Mike Baird. Around 500 people gathered at the Bennelong stairs to catch a glimpse of Harry before he … Continue reading →

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Prince Michael of Baden is Engaged

Posted: 06 May 2015

The youngest child of the Margrave and Margravine of Baden has announced his engagement. Prince Michael is engaged to his girlfriend of six years, Christina Höhne. The couple will marry this coming summer – some reports indicate that July is the marriage month – in a private ceremony in Salem, Prince Michael’s father, Margrave Maximilian, gave a brief quote to the press regarding the engagement: “The Margravine and I look forward … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess of Norway Attends Venice Biennale

Posted: 06 May 2015

HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway opened the Nordic pavilion at the Venice Biennale today. Before the opening, HRH got a private tour of the pavilion where artist Camille Normen is showcasing her work. Her work comes under the title “Rapture”. Later in the day, the Crown Princess gave the opening speech where she described the artists work as “the work Rapture by multi-media artist Camille Norment brings together … Continue reading →

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King Felipe Opens National Congress of Lawyers

Posted: 06 May 2015

King Felipe inaugurated today the National Congress of Lawyers which is being held from May 6-8, 2015 and is being organized by the General Council of Spanish Lawyers and held every four years. King Felipe gave a speech, in which he said, “The Bar is, above all, an immediate reference for citizens in everything related to justice.” King Felipe went on saying, “Therefore my presence at this Congress has a lot … Continue reading →

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Princess Benedikte Receieves SOS Children’s Villages Family Prize 2015

Posted: 06 May 2015

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark has been awarded the SOS Children’s Villages Family Prize 2015. The award was awarded to HRH today at Christian VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg by the director of SOS Children’s Villages, Paula Guillet de Monthoux. She gave Princess Benedikte the award and a bouquet of flowers. Princess Benedikte received the award in her commitment and hard as patron for SOS Children’s Villages Denmark. She has been patron for … Continue reading →

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The Duke of Cambridge and His Family Head To Anmer Hall

Posted: 06 May 2015

It was just a matter of days until the new Cambridge family of four would move to their 10 bedroom country house in Norfolk. The Duke of Cambridge was seen driving a Range Rover out of Kensington Palace earlier today with the Duchess of Cambridge and their children, 21 month old son Prince George and 5 day old daughter, Princess Charlotte. This was Princess Charlotte’s first outing since leaving hospital on … Continue reading →

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British Royal Waxworks Unveiled in Washington, D.C.

Anniversary of Liberation Day Marked in Denmark

Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

Princess Charlotte’s Birth Registered Before Meeting Relatives

 

British Royal Waxworks Unveiled in Washington, D.C.

Posted: 05 May 2015

Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. has unveiled its newest waxworks, members of the British Royal Family. Four new wax figures – Queen Elizabeth, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – have gone on show. They will be displayed until August. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen’s figure replicates her official diamond jubilee portrait, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in black-tie evening wear (Catherine’s wax … Continue reading →

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Anniversary of Liberation Day Marked in Denmark

Posted: 05 May 2015

Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim today marked the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day at ceremonies across Denmark. In the morning, Crown Prince Frederik attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Anchor at the Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Over 150 veterans and family members were present for the ceremony, which included a minute’s silence. Afterwards, the heir to the throne was joined by his wife Mary for a … Continue reading →

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Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

Posted: 05 May 2015

On May 4th and 5th, the Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. Yesterday, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven attend the 70th commemoration of WWII at the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten. Were present some Canadian veterans and the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, along with his wife Laureen. Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven laid wreaths. In the late afternoon, Prince Pieter-Christiaan along with …Continue reading →

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Princess Charlotte’s Birth Registered Before Meeting Relatives

Posted: 05 May 2015

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the latest addition to the British Royal Family, was registered at Westminster Register Office in London on May 5. Her parents’ occupations were listed  as “Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom” on the birth certificate, whilst Charlotte’s full name was registered as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. View image |gettyimages.com A formal statement was made by Kensington Palace upon Princess Charlotte’s … Continue reading →

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Meets King Mohammed VI

Dutch Royals Attend Liberation Day Commemorations

Queen Margrethe Marks Danish WWII Liberation Anniversary

Queen Letizia Attends Spanish Association Against Cancer Meeting

Princess Ingrid Alexandra Baptises New Lifeboat

New Polls: Outfit of the Week, April 27 – May 3, 2015

Baby Cambridge: She’s A Charlotte!

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Meets King Mohammed VI

Posted: 04 May 2015

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed King Mohammed VI of Morocco with an official reception at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi. During the welcoming ceremony, the UAE and Moroccan national anthems were played and a 21-gun salute was fired. King Mohammed and Sheikh Mohammed held talks about cooperation between the two countries and ways to strengthen ties in various fields. The King of … Continue reading →

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Dutch Royals Attend Liberation Day Commemorations

Posted: 04 May 2015

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have led commemorations on Liberation Day in Amsterdam. View image |gettyimages.com The national commemoration is held at the Dam Square, where the King and Queen and other officials laid wreaths at the National Monument. Prime Minister Mark Rutte delivered a speech, in which he recalled a letter that his father, living in the Dutch East Indies, had received from his own parents during the … Continue reading →

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Queen Margrethe Marks Danish WWII Liberation Anniversary

Posted: 04 May 2015

Queen Margrethe II today attended a commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Denmark from German forces in World War Two. The Queen laid a wreath at the Mindelunden in Hellerup, which is the memorial to the Danish resistance fighters who died fighting against German occupation. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt delivered a speech, while the Home Guard Music Corp Copenhagen and the choir from the N. Zahles School performed during the event. … Continue reading →

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Queen Letizia Attends Spanish Association Against Cancer Meeting

Posted: 04 May 2015 02:51 PM PDT

As the honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today chaired a working meeting at their headquarters in Madrid. During the meeting, the attendees designed the strategic plan of the AECC’s Scientific Foundation for 2014-2020. Several Spanish scientists, doctors and researchers provided their views on cancer research to the foundation, including some via videoconference from the United States, in order to assist in creating the plan. View … Continue reading →

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra Baptises New Lifeboat

Posted: 04 May 2015

Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra baptised her first watercraft this afternoon, under the proud gaze of her grandfather, King Harald. At the Honnørbrygga (Senior Pier) in Oslo Harbour, the Princess named the Norwegian Lifeboat Institution’s new lifeboat Elias. “I baptise you Elias. May luck follow you and your crew in your responsible work along the Norwegian coast,” Ingrid Alexandra declared before swinging the customary bottle of champagne towards the vessel. It took her three swings … Continue reading →

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New Polls: Outfit of the Week, April 27 – May 3, 2015

Posted: 04 May 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on May 10. The winner of last week’s poll was a tie between Queen Mathilde and Queen Letizia both with 10 votes.

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Baby Cambridge: She’s A Charlotte!

Posted: 04 May 2015

Kensington Palace have revealed the name of the newborn daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Charlotte. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana,” their Tweet said a short time ago. View image | gettyimages.com The names are with links to the Royal Family: Charlotte was the name of George IV, and is also the feminine form … Continue reading →

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Princess Beatrix Opens War Exhibition in Curaçao

Prince Charles and Camilla Meet Baby Cambridge

Baby Cambridge Makes Her Public Debut

Queen Elizabeth Attends Amalgamation Parade In Richmond

Gabriel and Noah Go To The Circus With Grandpa Henri

King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima Visit Bonaire & Aruba

 

 

Princess Beatrix Opens War Exhibition in Curaçao

Posted: 03 May 2015

Yesterday, Saturday May 2, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Curaçao to open the exhibition “Guera na Kòrsou?! War in 1940-1945 Curaçao” at the Museum of Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao. At her arrival in the museum, the Princess received a warm welcome with a guard of honor, was greeted by Michèle Russel-Capriles, who launched the idea of the exhibition one year ago, and the children of the choir “Kòrsou al Belcanto” who performed a … Continue reading →

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Prince Charles and Camilla Meet Baby Cambridge

Posted: 03 May 2015

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were seen arriving at Kensington Palace around lunchtime today. The couple met the new addition to the family during the visit. It’s said that the couple’s visit lasted for about an hour and a half. Prince Charles was seen leaving the palace with a huge smile on his face, earlier in the week said he was hoping for a granddaughter. The Prince of …Continue reading →

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Baby Cambridge Makes Her Public Debut

Posted: 02 May 2015

The newest addition to the Cambridge family has made her first public appearance, as she left hospital with her parents this evening. William, Catherine and their newborn daughter appeared on the steps outside the Lindo Wing’s main entrance to greet the waiting media before retreating back into the building. The Duchess – who gave birth at 8:34 this morning, local time – looked in high spirits, wearing a bespoke white … Continue reading →

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Queen Elizabeth Attends Amalgamation Parade In Richmond

Posted: 02 May 2015

Just hours after the news she has another great-granddaughter was announced, Queen Elizabeth was at Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire attending the amalgamation parade of two British military regiments. And in a nod to the new Cambridge Princess, the Queen donned a fuchsia Karl Ludwig coat and matching Angela Kelly hat. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, which saw The Queen’s Royal Lancers and the 9th/12th Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) regiments … Continue reading →

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Gabriel and Noah Go To The Circus With Grandpa Henri

Posted: 02 May 2015

It was a family outing for Luxembourg’s young Princes Gabriel and Noah on Friday afternoon, when they went to the Circus Roncalli at Glacis Field. The two Princes, aged 9 and 7, attended the circus performance with their parents, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, as well as their grandfather, Grand Duke Henri. The entire family appeared to greatly enjoy their time at the circus, getting in to the spirit and throwing … Continue reading →

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King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima Visit Bonaire & Aruba

Posted: 02 May 2015

At the invitation of the Governor of Bonaire, Edison Rijna, and of the Governor of Aruba, Fredis Refunjol, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started on Thursday April 30, a three-day visit to Bonaire and Aruba. Upon arriving in Bonaire, the first event for the Royal Couple was a visit to the Bonaire Youth Outreach Foundation. The Foundation aims to help young people from disadvantaged environments with activities, events … Continue reading →

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Gives Birth to a Daughter

Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich Reburied in Russia

Princess Nathalie Celebrates Fortieth Birthdag

The Duchess of Cambridge Admitted to Hospital In Labour

Prince William Signs Books Of Condolence For Victims Of Earthquake In Nepal

 

 

The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to a Daughter

Posted: 02 May 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a daughter, Kensington Palace confirmed just now via Twitter. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am,” the Palace wrote. The baby weighed 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg). The infant is the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whose first son George was born in July 2013. She is fourth in line to the British throne. View … Continue reading →

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Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich Reburied in Russia

Posted: 02 May 2015

The remains of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia and his wife Anastasia were reburied in Russia on April 30. In a ceremony attended by Prince Dimitri Romanovich, the Chairman of the State Duma, the Mayor of Moscow and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Grand Duke and Duchess were reinterred at the Chapel of the Transfiguration of Our Lord at the Bratsk Military Cemetery in Moscow. It was apparently the wish of Grand … Continue reading →

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Princess Nathalie Celebrates Fortieth Birthday

Posted: 02 May 2015

Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg today celebrates her fortieth birthday. She was born in Copenhagen on May 2, 1975 as the youngest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She has an older sister, Alexandra, and an older brother, Gustav. As she and her siblings were not raised in Denmark, they have no claim to the Danish throne and are not members of the Royal House, as … Continue reading →

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Swedes Celebrate The King’s Birthday

Queen Rania Shares A Sweet Video On Instagram

The Queen Presents New Colours To The Welsh Guards In Windsor

A Busy Day For Queen Letizia Of Spain

 

Posted: 01 May 2015

The Swedish Royal Family were out in force yesterday to celebrate King Carl Gustaf’s 69th birthday. View image | gettyimages.com His Majesty was joined for the first time in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm by his entire family (usually, he is only accompanied by Prince Carl Philip to take the military salute and greet well-wishers). Princess Estelle – as usual – was quite pleased with the tunes … Continue reading →

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Queen Rania Shares A Sweet Video On Instagram

Posted: 01 May 2015

On April 30, Her Majesty Queen Rania shared a video with her instagram followers of Her Majesty and Prince Hashem welcoming King Abdullah II home. King Abdullah was on a 9 day working visit to Indonesia, United States and Canada. The black and white video shows Queen Rania and Prince Hashem watching King Abdullah’s motorcade arrive. King Abdullah gives his waiting wife a kiss and a hug. Queen Rania captioned … Continue reading →

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The Queen Presents New Colours To The Welsh Guards In Windsor

Posted: 30 Apr 2015

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth presented the new Colours to the Welsh Guards in Windsor. The colors the Welsh Guards received are the colors of the regimental flags of the British Army. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen Presents New Colours To The 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards In her speech, The Queen said ‘It has been nine years since I presented you with the Colours that have just been marched off … Continue reading →

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Today has been a busy day for Spain’s Queen Letizia, who attended four events at Zarzuela Palace. Queen Letizia had an audience with the Board of the Royal Association of Friends of the Queen Sofia Museum. Queen Letizia is honorary president of the association. She also held an audience with executive representatives of the Association “Hispania Nostra” for Defence of Spanish Cultural Heritage. The representatives talked about their objectives of … Continue reading →

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Sweden’s King And Queen Open The Julibilee Year Hedvig Eleonora

Duchess of Cornwall Attends Acelere Performance

Prince Laurent and Princess Claire Attend The Defi Eco Show

King Carl XVI Gustaf Turns 69

Princess Charles Opens New Gym at Dumfries House Estate

Princess Marie Attends Autism Conferenve in Odense

Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia Attend Reina Sofia 2014 Awards Ceremony

Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxi Expectien First Child

 

Duchess of Cornwall Attends ‘Acelere’ Performance

Posted: 29 Apr 2015

The Duchess of Cornwall was at The Roundhouse in London last night, where she watched a performance of the circus-cross-dance production Acelere. Acelere is performed by Circolombia, a group set up to provide students of the Colombian National School of Circo Para Todos the opportunity to partake in professional productions. This particular production has been inspired by the diverse communities which make up the South American nation. View image | gettyimages.comContinue reading →

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Prince Laurent and Princess Claire Attend The Defil’Eco Show

Posted: 29 Apr 2015

On Wednesday evening, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended a fashion show in in Liege. The Defil’Eco Show was showcasing second hand clothes and accessories. Upon arrival, Princess Claire was given a bouquet of flowers from a 9 year old girl. The couple posed for pictures and greeted some of the guests before taking their seats. Upcoming designers and known designers showcased their collection. The show has taken place for … Continue reading →

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King Carl XVI Gustaf Turns 69

Posted: 29 Apr 2015

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden turns 69 years old today. Born on 30 April 1946, his full name is Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus. He was born at Haga Palace in Solna, Stockholm County. He was christened at the Royal Chapel June 7, 1946. On the christening day, he received the title Duke of Jämtland. Carl Gustaf became King of Sweden in September 1973. King Carl Gustaf is married to Queen … Continue reading →

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Prince Charles Opens New Gym at Dumfries House Estate

Posted: 29 Apr 2015

The Prince of Wales is currently up in Scotland, where he today opened the new indoor gymnasium and climbing wall at the Dumfries House Estate. During his visit to the new facilities, Prince Charles played badminton and table tennis with local school children who will benefit from the new gym. He also hopped on an stationary exercise bike that will be used for spin classes. The climbing wall however got a … Continue reading →

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Princess Marie Attends Autism Conference in Odense

Posted: 29 Apr 2015

As Patron of the National Association for Autism, Princess Marie yesterday attended their annual national conference ‘SIKON’ at the Odense Concert Hall in Odense. She was greeted by the Association’s President, Heidi Pernille Thamestrup, before heading inside to listen to a number of speakers on the topic from both Denmark and abroad. The purpose of the conference is to share “knowledge about research, educational theory and practice and to exchange experiences … Continue reading →

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Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia Attend Reina Sofia 2014 Awards Ceremony

Posted: 29 Apr 2015

Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia attended the Reina Sofia Award 2014 which is held by the Royal Board on Disability. The event was held the El Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain. The awards are given to for the continuous work in scientific research and health work. Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia handed out awards to the winners. Queen Letizia wore a beige skirt suit and a white lace top which she matched … Continue reading →

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Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis Expecting First Child

Posted: 29 Apr 2015

Thurn und Taxis Princess Maria Theresia is pregnant with her first child, her mother Gloria has told München TV. “She is very happy. She is expecting a child,” the Fürstin said during an interview with the television program this week. Fürstin Gloria was on the show to discuss her life and family, and how she managed the Thurn und Taxis estate. Princess Maria Theresia is the eldest daughter of Fürstin Gloria and her late husband, … Continue reading →

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Saudi King Appoints New Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Send Treats To Fans Qutside Hospital

Queen Margrethe Holds Audience with Angela Merkel

 

Saudi King Appoints New Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince

Posted: 28 Apr 2015

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree with with changes in his cabinet. The changes are accepting the resignation of his half brother, 69 year old Crown Prince Murqin. The Crown Prince post is now given to Prince Mohammed bin Nayef who was previously the deputy Crown Prince and minister of interior. King Salman has named his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman as deputy Crown Prince. Prince … Continue reading →

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Send Treats To Fans Outside Hospital

Posted: 28 Apr 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent a sweet delivery of cakes and pastries to fans who have been camping outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital. The royal fans are awaiting the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child who will be born any day. The goodies where delivered in a white box with a pink ribbon, which is circulating that the couple have hinted … Continue reading →

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Queen Margrethe Holds Audience with Angela Merkel

Posted: 28 Apr 2015

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Copenhagen this morning, during the Chancellor’s day visit to the country. Chancellor Merkel had an audience with the Queen at Christian VII’s Palace in the Amalienborg complex. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was also present, before accompanying the Chancellor to meetings.

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Crown Princess Victoria Opens A Writing Workshop

Prince Haakon Delivers Keynote Speech at CICERO Anniversary

Spanish King and Queen Attend state Funeral for Germanwings Disaster Victims

Royans Send Condolences To Nepal After Massive Earthquake

Koningsdag Celebrated in Dordrecht

Princess Leonore Meets The Pope

King Felipe VI Holds Audience Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem

 

Crown Princess Victoria Opens A Writing Workshop

Posted: 27 Apr 2015

Crown Princess of Victoria inaugurated the Berättarministeriet’s third writing workshop in Hagsätra. The Crown Princess couples foundation contributed to the project. Dressed in black pants and a Vitoria Beckham printed top, The Crown Princess was welcomed by students who spoke about heir activities and showed her around. Princess Victoria also spoke with employees of the project. The project encourages students and young adults to read books and write their own … Continue reading →

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Prince Haakon Delivers Keynote Speech at CICERO Anniversary

Posted: 27 Apr 2015

In Oslo, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the 25th anniversary seminar of the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO). The Crown Prince delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the seminar, as did Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Stolberg. “Ever since I was little, nature has helped to define how I see myself and how I am,” the Crown Prince began, going into an illustration of how surfing describes … Continue reading →

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Royals Send Condolences To Nepal After Massive Earthquake

Posted: 27 Apr 2015 05:48 PM PDT

Royals around the globe have sent their condolences to the President and people on Nepal following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that ripped through the mountain nation on Saturday. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom expressed her shock at the “appalling loss of life and injuries” resulting from the earthquake, offering President Ram Baran Yadav her deepest sympathies. “The thoughts of everyone in the United Kingdom are with the families of all … Continue reading →

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Koningsdag Celebrated in Dordrecht

Posted: 27 Apr 2015

The Orange-Nassaus have celebrated Koningsdag, the celebration of the monarch’s birthday, in the city of Dordrecht today. View image | gettyimages.com Some 25,000 people turned out in the city to attend the celebrations and catch a glimpse of the Royal Family, who arrived by water taxi along the canal. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by their three daughters (Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane), Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Prince Maurits … Continue reading →

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Princess Leonore Meets The Pope

Posted: 27 Apr 2015

During her grandmother and parents’ visit to the Vatican, Princess Leonore also met Pope Francis. The baby Princess sat on her grandmother, Queen Silvia’s, lap whilst she had an audience with the Pope at the Apolisitc Palace. View image | gettyimages.comLater on in the afternoon, a seminar focusing on human trafficking took place at the Swedish Embassy in Rome and was organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The seminar … Continue reading →

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King Felipe VI Holds Audience with Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem

Posted: 27 Apr 2015

King Felipe received the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Shlomo Moshe Amar, in an audience this morning at the Zarzuela Palace. Mr Amar was elected to this position in 2014, after serving as the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 2003 to 2013. The audience took place ahead of the King’s meeting with representatives of this week’s Erensya Summit in Avila, Toledo and Madrid. The summit will bring together 70 representatives of … Continue reading →

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New Polls Outfit of the Week, April 20-26, 2015

Prince Harry at the London Marathon

Duke of Gloucester Attends Ceremony For 70th Anniversary of the Liveration of Bergen-Belsen

Prince Frederik And Princess Mary Attend A Gala Celebration

 

New Polls: Outfit of the Week, April 20 – 26, 2015

Posted: 26 Apr 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on May 2. The winner of last week’s poll was Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden with 13 votes.

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Prince Harry at the London Marathon

Posted: 26 Apr 2015

As patron, Prince Harry today attended the London Marathon while making a pit-stop in the UK before heading back to Australia tomorrow. The Prince chatted with runners competing as the Charities Forum team, made up of people associated with a number of charities Harry and his brother William are linked to (WellChild, Centrepoint, Sentebale, EACH and the RFU Injured Players Foundation). He also spoke with volunteers from St John’s Ambulance. View … Continue reading →

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Duke of Gloucester Attends Ceremony For 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

Posted: 26 Apr 2015

On April 26, the Duke of Gloucester attended a mourning ceremony in connection with the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. The German President, Joachim Gauck, was also in attendance. View image | gettyimages.com Bergen-Belsen was a Nazi concentration camp situated near Hanover in Northern Germany. Over 52,000 people died in the camp, including the famous diarist Anne Frank and her elder sister Margot. Bergen-Belsen was liberated by the … Continue reading →

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Prince Frederik And Princess Mary Attend A Gala Celebration

Posted: 26 Apr 2015

Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary attended a gala celebration at the Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen. The occasion of the gala was the hotel’s 260 year anniversary. Even though it was a rainy evening, it didn’t stop fans and tourists to stop by and get a glimpse of the royal couple. On arrival, The Crown Prince and Princess stopped to pose for pictures before entering the hotel. Crown Princess Mary … Continue reading →

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World Press Photo 2014 Award Presented By Prince Constatijn

King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima at the “Long Live the Club”Festival

Crown Princess Mary Marks Gallipoli Anniversary in Copenhagen

British Royals Mark 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landings

Prince Charles and Prince Harry Attend Gallipoli Anniversary

 

World Press Photo 2014 Award Presented By Prince Constantijn

Posted: 25 Apr 2015

Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands tonight presented the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 award at a ceremony at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ. He was accompanied by his wife, Princess Laurentien. The Prince, who is patron of World Press Photo, an organisation started in 1955 to support and promote worldwide photojournalism, presented the award to Danish photographer Mads Nissen for his photograph of a gay Russian couple. The photograph … Continue reading →

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at the “Long Live the Club” Festival

Posted: 25 Apr 2015

As part of the celebration to mark the 200 years of the Kingdom, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended today, Saturday April 25, the “Long Live the Club” Festival in the Park de Wezenlanden in Zwolle. The Festival was organized by the National Committee of 200 Years of the Kingdom to celebrate the right to freedom of association and assembly and it was dedicated to all volunteers in the Kingdom, … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Mary Marks Gallipoli Anniversary in Copenhagen

Posted: 25 Apr 2015

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today attended an Anzac Day service at Copenhagen’s Citadel to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. She attended a church service alongside the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Damien Miller, and the Turkish Ambassador to Denmark, Mehmet Donme, before walking from the church to the Citadel’s Remembrance Monument where the official party laid wreaths in memory of the fallen soldiers. View image | gettyimages.com Crown Princess Mary, …Continue reading →

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British Royals Mark 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landings

Posted: 25 Apr 2015

Senior members of the British Royal Family have today paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One on what is the 100th anniversary of the campaign’s start. Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, where she and Britain’s political leaders laid wreaths at the base of … Continue reading →

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Prince Charles and Prince Harry Attend Gallipoli Anniversary

Posted: 25 Apr 2015

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have attended services in Gallipoli on the Turkish west coast marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Allied forces during World War One. April 25, 1915 was the day thousands of British, Irish, Australian, New Zealander, Indian and French troops arrived on the peninsula to begin what was a failed military campaign. View image | gettyimages.com The pair were present for the dawn … Continue reading →

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Princess Beatrix Marks Anniversary of King Willem Fund

Norwegaian Crown Princess Opens Photography Exibition

King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima Launch “King Games”

Princess Beatrice Opens A Memorial Garden

Queen Sofia and Princess Irene Release Two Iberian Lyncx

Denmark’s Crown Prince Opens Green Solution House

Jordan’s Crown Prince Chairs the United Nations Security Council

 

 

Princess Beatrix Marks Anniversary of King Willem Fund

Posted: 24 Apr 2015

As patron of the King Willem Fund, Princess Beatrix today attended a celebration in London to mark the 140th anniversary of the fund’s creation. Princess Beatrix first attended a service at the Austin Friars Church (City of London) before attending a reception at the Carpenters’ Hall with members of the Dutch community in the United Kingdom, and those who are involved with the King Willem Fund. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading →

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Norwegian Crown Princess Opens Photography Exhibition

Posted: 24 Apr 2015

Crown Princess Mette-Marit was present tonight for the opening of a photography exhibition in memory of its artist, Tom Sandberg. 60 black and white photographs taken by Mr Sandberg, who died last year, make up the exhibition, which has been described as “open, subjective and confrontational” by the joint curators, Sune Nordgren and Ida Kierulf. “This exhibition highlights the duality and ambiguity of Sandberg’s works. It’s all about contrasts of … Continue reading →

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Launch “King Games”

Posted: 24 Apr 2015

Today, Friday April 24, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were present at the launch of the “King Games” in Leiden. The event started in the morning when the Royal Couple had breakfast with nearly 8000 students coming from 30 schools. After the breakfast there was the performance of the ‘Kinderen voor kinderen’ choir that sang the song “Energie” made for the event. Then, all the children went outside where they … Continue reading →

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Princess Beatrice Opens A Memorial Garden

Posted: 24 Apr 2015

Princess Beatrice of York opened The Talbot Memorial Garden at the Crosfields School in Reading earlier today. The garden is in memory of a four-year-old girl who died from an inoperable brain tumor in January 2013. The Princess was presented with flowers from an 8 year old pupil and listened to a few performances. Dressed in a tan trench coat with leather brown trim, Princess Beatrice planted a cherry tree … Continue reading →

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Queen Sofia and Princess Irene Release Two Iberian Lynx

Posted: 24 Apr 2015

Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Irene of Greece today released two Iberian lynx. The event took place on the ‘The Chestnut’ farm in the municipality of Mazarambroz in full Montes de Toledo. The owners of The Chestnut farm and a few authorities where present at the event. The Royal ladies released two lynx that where born in 2014 in a breeding center. The lynx where released in an area … Continue reading →

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Denmark’s Crown Prince Opens Green Solution House

Posted: 24 Apr 2015

Crown Prince Frederik inaugurated the knowledge and conference centre Green Solution House in Bornholm yesterday. During the ribbon cutting, the Crown Prince had lined up about nine attendees to help with the ribbon cutting. He gave them advise before they cut the ribbon, Prince Frederik said he has great experience. The Green Solution House is a sustainable hotel and conference center located in Ronne on the island of Bornholm.

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Chairs the United Nations Security Council

Posted: 24 Apr 2015

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan has become on Thursday the youngest person ever to chair a Security Council meeting at the United Nations. The young Crown Prince, who is 20 years old, led an open session discussing the role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace. While addressing the audience, he said that the world is facing a formidable challenge; terrorism and extremism, which may … Continue reading →

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The Duchess of Cambridge Admitted To Hospital

Spanish King Delivers Cervantes Prize

Crown Pincess Mary Presents Research Communication Award

 

The Duchess of Cambridge Admitted To Hospital

Posted: 24 Apr 2015

Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge is in labour and has been admitted to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. “xxxx.” the short statement read. Once the baby is born, the news will be conveyed to senior members of the royal family and released on the Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace social media accounts. <If the baby makes his or her arrival between the hours of 10pm and … Continue reading →

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Spanish King Delivers Cervantes Prize

Posted: 23 Apr 2015

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia this afternoon attended the presentation of the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid. This year’s laureate is Juan Goytisolo for his collection of novels and essays. He was presented with an award of €125,000. King Felipe in his speech said that Mr Goytisolo’s work has helped to remind people that “Spain cannot ignore its mission as acting as the cultural … Continue reading →

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Research Communication Award

Posted: 23 Apr 2015

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today was present at the opening of the 2015 Festival of Research and presented this year’s Research Communication Award. After arriving at the Danish Technical University, the Princess – alongside Education and Research Minister Sofie Carsten Nielsen – delivered the prize of 100,000DKK to Aarhus University Professor Lars Østergaard for his research into infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS. She was then given a tour of the university’s research … Continue reading →

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Princess Beatrice Attends A Conference In Florence

Posted: 22 Apr 2015

Princess Beatrice of York attended the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Florence, Italy. The Princess sat in the audience to watch the discussion between Vogue Editor Suzy Menkes and the Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld at the Palazzo Vecchio. The 26 year old royal was dressed in a printed mini skirt, black leather jacket, white shirt and patent pumps. Princess Beatrice left her hair open for the event. The Condé … Continue reading →

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Hold A Lunch

Posted: 22 Apr 2015

King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a lunch in the Royal Palace in Madrid in honor of some writers who are attending the Cervantes Prize. As tradition, a day before the Cervantes Prize event, the King and Queen hold a lunch in honor of the writers. The prize ceremony will take place tomorrow at the University of Alcalá in Barcelona. The award goes to Spanish writer, Juan Goytisolo Gay. During … Continue reading →

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Scandinavians Attend Sibelius/Nielsen Anniversary-Content

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde: Visit to the EU Institutions

Queen Elizabethr II Turns 89

Duke of Cambridge Starts Six Week Paternity Leave

 

Scandinavians Attend Sibelius/Nielsen Anniversary Concert

Posted: 21 Apr 2015

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Sweden, and President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenni Haukio of Finland this evening were present at a concert to mark the anniversary of the births of two famous Scandinavian composers, Finn Jean Sibelius and Dane Carl Nielsen. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed two symphonies of Sibelius and Nielsen’s works. To mark the 150th anniversary, the Stockholm Concert Hall is hosting a … Continue reading →

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde: Visit to the EU Institutions

Posted: 21 Apr 2015

Today King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France. They were accompanied by the Vice-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. At their arrival, the King and the Queen were received by Anne Brasseur, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. … Continue reading →

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Queen Elizabeth II Turns 89

Posted: 21 Apr 2015

On April 21, Elizabeth II celebrated her eighty-ninth birthday. Princess Elizabeth of York was born on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She was christened at Buckingham Palace by Cosmo Gordon Lang, the then Archbishop of York. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, however she is known to her family as Lilibet, as she couldn’t pronounce Elizabeth when she was learning how to talk. She had … Continue reading →

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Duke of Cambridge Starts Six Week Paternity Leave

Posted: 21 Apr 2015

Kensington Palace has announced today that The Duke of Cambridge has started his six weeks paternity leave. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are back in Kensington Palace waiting for the arrival of their second child. The Palace is a few minutes drive to the the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s, Paddington where they will welcome their second child. The Duchess is due to give birth any day. Prince … Continue reading →

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Queen Letizia Present “Women Awards”in Madrid

Laurent, Claire and Children Visit Anne Frank Exhibition

King Abdullah II And Queen Rania At A Join Event

Princess Mary’s Quting With The Kids To The Farm

New Polls Outfit of the Week, April 13-19

Herditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Expecting Second Child

 

Queen Letizia Presents “Woman Awards” in Madrid

Posted: 20 Apr 2015

The Queen of Spain this evening presented the first ‘Woman Awards’ arranged by the media company Grupo Zeta in connection with their Woman Madame Figaro magazine at the Casino de Madrid. Wearing a strapless black cocktail dress with embroidery and crystals by Felipe Varela (and debuting a new, chic bob haircut!), Queen Letizia presented the award to three women: conductor Inma Shara, the director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at … Continue reading →

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Laurent, Claire and Children Visit Anne Frank Exhibition

Posted: 20 Apr 2015

This afternoon, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire took their three children to see the Anne Frank exhibition that is currently being held at the Abbey of Stavelot. A small robot greeted the royal guests when they arrived, before they spent about two hours touring the exhibition called ‘La maison d’Anne Frank’ that has been designed to “encourage thinking about the events leading up to the Holocaust and how the challenges … Continue reading →

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King Abdullah II And Queen Rania At A Joint Event

Posted: 20 Apr 2015

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended a meeting with the head and members of the National Committee for Human Resources Development. The meeting took place this morning at Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman. The King talked about human developing, education and the 10 year blue print. The King said, “The practical measure of the level of success and the achievement of goals, is the true implementation of … Continue reading →

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Princess Mary’s Outing With The Kids To The Farm

Posted: 20 Apr 2015

Crown Princess Mary was scheduled to attend Økodag event solo. But, the Crown Princess attended accompanied by three of her four children, Princess Isabella, seven, and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, four. During the event, the children got the experience of milking the cows, letting cows out of the barn and petting some calfs. Princess Mary and the children were all dressed casually for the outing. The weather was … Continue reading →

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New Polls: Outfit of the Week, April 13–19

Posted: 20 Apr 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on April 25. The winner of last week’s poll was Crown Princess Mary of Denmark with 18 votes.

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Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Expecting Second Child

Posted: 19 Apr 2015

Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was displaying a baby bump whilst she visited the exhibition “TimeDream” at Schloss Callenburg in Coburg, Germany with her husband Hereditary Prince Hubertus. The exhibition showcased the family’s collection of antique clocks. Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly already have a daughter, Princess Katharina, who was born on 30 April 2014 in Coburg. Her full name is Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl. The … Continue reading →

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Queen Maxima In Washington

Posted: 19 Apr 2015

In her role as special advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima took part in one of the spring meetings held by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. on April 16 and 17. On Friday April 17, Queen Maxima attended the seminar “Universal Financial Access 2020: Towards the Last Mile” along with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, … Continue reading →

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Prince Harry’s Military Secondment in Australia

Joachim, Marie and Children Visit Aalborg Zoo

The Princess Royal Visites North Devon

Princess Beatrix at Portrait Unveiling at the Beatrix Children’s Hospital

Queen Margrethe’s 75 birthday Black – Tie Dinner

A Son For Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa Aga Khan

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Visit Imperial Graveyard

 

Prince Harry’s Military Secondment in Australia

Posted: 19 Apr 2015

New photos have been released of Prince Harry during his first two weeks seconding with the Australian Defence Force. The series of photos show the Prince undertaking training exercises with the North-West Mobile Force and the 1st Brigade in Darwin. Other photos show Harry playing wheelchair Australian Rules Football with wounded soldiers at the Soldier Recover Centre at the Robertson Barracks. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Harry will soon be participating in Exercise Thunder … Continue reading →

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Joachim, Marie and Children Visit Aalborg Zoo

Posted: 18 Apr 2015

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie took their two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, to Aalborg Zoo today to help celebrate the zoo’s 80th anniversary. The family were accompanied by the director of the zoo, Henrik Vester Johansen, and the Mayor of Aalborg, Thomas Kastrup Larsen, for their visit, which included a show at the Zoofari Scene, where animals the zoo trains demonstrate their skills. Little Henrik and Athena were able … Continue reading →

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The Princess Royal Visits North Devon

Posted: 17 Apr 2015

The Princess Royal today travelled to North Devon where she helped to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Princess Anne met with locals and railway staff upon her arrival to Lynmouth, which is connected to Lynton – a small town atop a gorge – by a water-powered funicular railway opened in 1890. After unveiling a plaque at the railway station in Lynmouth, the Princess alighted a railway … Continue reading →

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Princess Beatrix at Portrait Unveiling at the Beatrix Childen’s Hospital

Posted: 17 Apr 2015

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands today unveiled a series of portraits of herself at the Beatrix Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center Groningen. The portraits – which have been arranged to create a collage – were donated to the hospital by their artist Marte Röling. The Princess was assisted by 4-year-old Guus in unveiling the pieces by pressing a large red button to drop the curtain. At the same time, a neon … Continue reading →

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Black-Tie Dinner

Posted: 16 Apr 2015

To round out the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday celebrations, a black-tie dinner was held this evening at Fredensborg Palace. A smaller number of guests were invited to this dinner than the previous night’s, but included some new royals – the Swedish and Norwegian heirs and their spouses. On the menu for the evening was crab bisque, stuffed turkey breast in white wine sauce, and a camembert feuilleté. Fireworks above the … Continue reading →

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A Son For Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa Aga Khan

Posted: 16 Apr 2015

The Aga Khan’s eldest son and his wife have welcomed their first child it has been announced. Princess Salwa, wife of Prince Rahim Aga Khan, gave birth to a son named Irfan on April 11 in Geneva, Switzerland. Both mother and son are doing well, according the statement released to the Ismaili Muslim Community. The Aga Khan expressed the “great happiness” of both his family and that of his daughter-in-law stemming from … Continue reading →

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Visit Imperial Graveyard

Posted: 16 Apr 2015

The Emperor and Empress of Japan today paid a visit to the Musashino Imperial Graveyard in Hachioji, Tokyo. Visiting the cemetery is a tradition following the Japanese Emperor’s return from an overseas trip. The cemetery is the final resting place of Emperor Akihito’s parents, Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kōjun, and his paternal grandparents, Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. After their visit to the graveyard, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the Takao Mikoromo Hall … Continue reading →

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Balcony Appearance & Town Hall Reception

Posted: 16 Apr 2015

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turns 75 today, and has been celebrated with a series of events in Copenhagen. After being woken by her family and a few close friends singing underneath her bedroom window at Fredensborg Palace, the Queen headed into the capital for the festivities. She and her immediate family – sons Frederik and Joachim with their wives and children – appeared on the main balconies of Christian … Continue reading →

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  • Queen Letizia Debuts Her Ansorena Tiara
  • Gala Banquet for Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday
  • Queen Elizabeth Hosts Order of Merit Luncheon
  • Princess Charlene Presents Sports Prize To Novak Djokovic

Queen Letizia Debuts Her Ansorena Tiara

Posted: 15 Apr 2015

It appears that when foreign royals receive an invitation to a major gala event in Denmark, they go rummaging around in their jewel vaults thinking, “What hasn’t been worn in a while?” First Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece brought out Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara for a banquet in 2012 to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s ruby jubilee. Now, Queen Letizia of Spain has debuted her Ansorena tiara at the same Queen’s … Continue reading →

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Gala Banquet for Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday

Posted: 15 Apr 2015 05:53 PM PDT

A gala banquet was held tonight at Christiansborg Palace to celebrate Queen Margrethe’s 75th birthday tomorrow. Around 300 guests feasted on halibut, beef tenderloin with potatoes, white asparagus and pearl onions, and cream cheese flan. The guest list included the Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish monarchs, as well as the President of Iceland. View image | gettyimages.com Speeches were delivered by Crown Prince Frederik (who wished Belgium’s King Philippe … Continue reading →

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Order of Merit Luncheon

Posted: 15 Apr 2015

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit. Among the attendees were Sir David Attenborough, the Lord Fellowes, Sir Roger Penrose, Baroness Betty Boothroyd and the former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. View image | gettyimages.com The Order of Merit was founded in 1902 by King Edward VII to honour “individuals of great achievement in the … Continue reading →

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Princess Charlene Presents Sports Prize To Novak Djokovic

Posted: 15 Apr 2015

Princess Charlene presented on Tuesday morning Novak Djokovic with Sportsman of the Year prize in Monaco. The 37 year old Princess was all smiles while giving the Tennis player the award. The Laureus World Sports Awards event was shown live in Shanghai where the event was originally taking place which was being attended by sports stars and actors from around the world. Princess Charlene wore a Navy leather jacket and … Continue reading →

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70th Annaversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s Return to Luxembourg

Dutch Royals Attend Koningsdag Concert

Daughter for Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo

Wessex Family Visit the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa

Princ Henrik Too 111 To Attend Queen Margrethe’s Birthday Celebration

 

 

70th Anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s Return to Luxembourg

Posted: 14 Apr 2015

Today marks the 70th anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s return to Luxembourg after a five-year exile during World War Two. A commemoration was held at Clairefontaine Square in Luxembourg City. Grand Duke Jean, the eldest son of Grand Duchess Charlotte, was present for the ceremony alongside his eldest son and the current reigning Grand Duke, Henri, and his wife Maria Teresa. Members of Luxembourg’s government, parliament and diplomatic corps were also … Continue reading →

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Dutch Royals Attend Koningsdag Concert

Posted: 14 Apr 2015

The King and Queen of the Netherlands were joined by Princesses Beatrix and Margriet tonight at the Koningsdag Concert in Dordrecht. Blue was the colour of choice for the ladies, each wearing a blue dress in varying shades. Even King Willem-Alexander got in on the blue theme, donning a light blue checked tie with his navy suit. The concert, held at the Energiehuis, was held to mark the upcoming Koningsdag … Continue reading →

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Daughter for Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo

Posted: 14 Apr 2015

Tatiana Santo Domingo has given birth to a baby girl, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco has confirmed in a short statement. “The Princess of Hanover and Mrs Vera Santo Domingo are happy to announce the birth of their granddaughter, born April 12, 2015. Mother and child are doing well,” the statement read. The baby girl – whose name is still unknown – is the second child for Tatiana and her … Continue reading →

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Wessex Family Visit the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa

Posted: 14 Apr 2015

On April 10, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, visited the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa. The Ubunye Foundation is one of the Countess of Wessex’s patronages and is located in Grahamstown. It helps rural families from the Eastern Cape of South Africa become more self-reliant. The foundation was established in 2002. During the visit, the Countess of Wessex said: … Continue reading →

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Prince Henrik Too Ill To Attend Queen Margrethe’s Birthday Celebrations

Posted: 14 Apr 2015

Queen Margarethe of Denmark is celebrating her 75th birthday celebrations over the next two days and she won’t be joined by her husband, Princes Henrik. The Royal House communications director said today that the Prince Consort won’t be attending the celebrations because he has a flu. The Prince already missed the press conference the Queen held on April 13 in connection with her birthday. Prince Henrik was suppose to attend … Continue reading →

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New Polls: Outfit of the Week, April 6 – 12, 2015

Posted: 13 Apr 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on April 18. The winner of last week’s poll was a tie between Queen Maxima and The Countess of Wessex both with 9 votes.

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Spanish King And Queen Attend “La Caixa” Scholarship Event In Barcelona

Posted: 10 Apr 2015

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the “la Caixa” scholarship event in Barcelona today. Their Majesties handed out 120 scholarships for postgraduate studies at universities around the world; 65 in Europe, 48 in North America and 7 in Asia. During King Felipe’s speech, he said “to the progress of our country always remembering and thanking the opportunity offered and who knew ye will win you with your worth and your … Continue reading →

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Emperor and Empress of Japan Visit Palau

Posted: 09 Apr 2015

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are currently in Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean and a former Japanese colony, to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War Two. The purpose of the couple’s visit is to honour the Japanese and American soldiers who died during the Battle of Peleliu between September and November 1944. Almost 11,000 Japanese soldiers and almost 1,600 US soldiers were … Continue reading →

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King Harald Marks 75th Anniversary of German Invasion

Posted: 09 Apr 2015

The King of Norway today was present for a ceremony at the National Monument at the Akerhus Fortress marking the 75th anniversary of the German invasion of Norway. King Harald laid a wreath at the monument to those who gave their lives fighting for their country, before saluting and observing a moment’s silence. 96 soldiers from Oslo’s Garrison Company stood to attention during the ceremony, which was also attended by … Continue reading →

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Fashions in Aarhus

Posted: 09 Apr 2015

The Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday celebrations began yesterday, with both day and evening events. The main royal ladies were out in force, so let’s take a look at their attire in all its splendour. Queen Margrethe II The birthday girl chose a snow white ensemble for the City Hall reception, one that saw its first outing back in 2012 during the celebrations for her Ruby Jubilee. The outfit consists of … Continue reading →

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New Polls: Outfit of the Week, April 6 – 12, 2015 Posted: 13 Apr 2015 This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below image with is just a few outfits in this weeks poll. Voting closes on April 18. The winner of last week’s poll was a tie between Queen Maxima and The Countess of Wessex both with 9 votes. The post New Polls: Outfit of the Week, April 6 – 12, 2015 appeared first on The Royal Forums.

Spanish King And Queen Attend “La Caixa” Scholarship Event In Barcelona

Posted: 10 Apr 2015 King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the “la Caixa” scholarship event in Barcelona today. Their Majesties handed out 120 scholarships for postgraduate studies at universities around the world; 65 in Europe, 48 in North America and 7 in Asia. During King Felipe’s speech, he said “to the progress of our country always remembering and thanking the opportunity offered and who knew ye will win you with your worth and your … Continue reading →

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Emperor and Empress of Japan Visit Palau

Posted: 09 Apr 2015 Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are currently in Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean and a former Japanese colony, to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War Two. The purpose of the couple’s visit is to honour the Japanese and American soldiers who died during the Battle of Peleliu between September and November 1944. Almost 11,000 Japanese soldiers and almost 1,600 US soldiers were … Continue reading →

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King Harald Marks 75th Anniversary of German Invasion

Posted: 09 Apr 2015

The King of Norway today was present for a ceremony at the National Monument at the Akerhus Fortress marking the 75th anniversary of the German invasion of Norway. King Harald laid a wreath at the monument to those who gave their lives fighting for their country, before saluting and observing a moment’s silence. 96 soldiers from Oslo’s Garrison Company stood to attention during the ceremony, which was also attended by … Continue reading →

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Fashions in Aarhus

Posted: 09 Apr 2015

The Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday celebrations began yesterday, with both day and evening events. The main royal ladies were out in force, so let’s take a look at their attire in all its splendour. Queen Margrethe II The birthday girl chose a snow white ensemble for the City Hall reception, one that saw its first outing back in 2012 during the celebrations for her Ruby Jubilee. The outfit consists of … Continue reading →

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On This Day: Charles Weds Camilla

Posted: 09 Apr 2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. Let’s take a look back at their 2005 nuptials. View image | gettyimages.com Charles and Camilla were officially married in a civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall, which was attended by their children (Prince William and Tom Parker-Bowles acted as witness for their parents) and immediate families. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were not … Continue reading →

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Festivities in Aarhus for Queen Margrethe’s Birthday

Posted: 08 Apr 2015

Aarhus today welcomed the Danish Royal Family to town to celebrate the Queen’s upcoming 75th birthday. The day began with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik participating in a carriage ride through the streets of Aarhus, heading towards the City Hall for an official reception. Here they were joined by Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie for a balcony appearance before the reception took place. A … Continue reading →

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Doña Letizia Visits Spanish Red Cross Headquarters

Posted: 07 Apr 2015

Doña Letizia paid a visit to the Spanish Red Cross Headquarters in Madrid today. During her visit to the headquarters, she met with volunteers, employees and partners Red Cross. Doña Letizia also attended a short presentation on how things are planned before anything is carried out. Doña Letizia wore a navy blue pant suit matched with a white top. The look was completed with a leather briefcase and pumps. View … Continue reading →

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Prince Kardam of Bulgaria Has Died

Posted: 07 Apr 2015

Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, the eldest son of former Tsar Simeon and Tsarina Margarita, passed away this morning in a Madrid hospital. He was 52. He died at 11:30am, local time, after suffering a lung infection resulting from his long-standing immobilisation due to injuries sustained in car accident in 2008. “At the bedside of Prince Kardam in his last moments were his parents, wife, and other family members,” a statement from the … Continue reading →

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  • Posted: 07 Apr 2015

Today we bring you the final part of our article series on Queen Elizabeth’s finances written by author and former Reuters journalist David McClure. This three-part series has been written as a summary of Mr McClure’s book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and passed on their Wealth from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. Part one can be found here and part two here. If you have  any questions relating to the Queen’s … Continue reading →

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  • King Felipe Visits Traffic Management Centre
  • Posted: 06 Apr 2015
  • The King of Spain today paid a visit to the Madrid Traffic Management Centre of the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT). He was accompanied by the Spanish Interior Ministry, Jorge Fernandez Diaz. King Felipe VI attended a work meeting with the directors of the centre, where they discussed the role of the DGT in improving the population’s quality of life and ‘Operation Easter Space’, which is specifically put in place to monitor … Continue reading →
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  Chocolate Named After Romanian Royals

Posted: 06 Apr 2015

Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania have had a chocolate range named after them by one of the official suppliers to the Royal House. Three new lines of chocolate – ‘HRH Princess Margarita’, ‘HRH Prince Radu’ and ‘Peles Castle’ – were launched during a presentation at the Elisabeta Palace today. They have been produced by the company Kandia Dulce, forming the ‘Kandia Regal’ range, and each have a … Continue reading → The post Chocolate Named After Romanian Royals appeared first on The Royal Forums.  

 

The Duke of Kent Hospitalised with Hip Injury

Posted: 06 Apr 2015

The Duke of Kent has been hospitalised with a hip injury, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson has confirmed. “I can confirm that the Duke of Kent was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland for treatment of a hip injury,” the spokesperson said. The Duke was admitted on Sunday. It is believed he suffered a dislocated hip while staying on the Balmoral Estate. The post The Duke of Kent Hospitalised with Hip Injury appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

New Polls: Outfit of the Week, March 30 – April 5, 2015

Posted: 05 Apr 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below images. Voting closes on April 11. The winner of last week’s poll was Crown Princess Mary of Denmar with 15 votes. The post New Polls: Outfit of the Week, March 30 – April 5, 2015 appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Prince Harry Arrives in Australia, Visits War Memorial

Posted: 05 Apr 2015

Prince Harry landed in Australia several hours ago to begin his four-week secondment with the Australian Army. He landed in Sydney on a commercial flight from London at around 5am local time. In his military fatigues, the Prince was transferred to a RAAF jet to make the short trip down to Canberra where he undertook the only official engagement during his time in Australia. A quick wardrobe change saw Harry arrive at … Continue reading → The post Prince Harry Arrives in Australia, Visits War Memorial appeared first on The Royal Forums.

Windsors Celebrate Easter At Windsor

Posted: 05 Apr 2015

Members of the British Royal Family have attended a service to mark Easter Sunday today at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Dean of Windsor, Right Reverend David Connor, led the service. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke of York and his daughter Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with their daughter Louise, and the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence. Peter and Autumn … Continue reading → The post Windsors Celebrate Easter At Windsor appeared first on The Royal Forums.

Pahlavi Family Celebrates the Nowrouz

Posted: 05 Apr 2015

The Pahlavi Family has celebrated the Nowouz, the New Persian Year, in the United States. The former Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, has been accompanied by her eldest son, Prince Reza, her daughter, Princess Farahnaz, her daughter-in-law, Princess Yasmine, and her granddaughters, Princess Iman, Princess Farah and Princess Iryana Leila. All the family celebrated this special festivity at Empress’s home. The Imperial family posed, as each year, in front of … Continue reading → The post Pahlavi Family Celebrates the Nowrouz appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Spanish Royals Attend Easter Mass

Posted: 05 Apr 2015

As the Spanish royals do yearly on Easter day, they have attend Easter Mass in Mallorca. This year King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Infanta Leonor, Infanta Sofía and Queen Sofía attended. On arrival to the Palma de Mallorca Cathedral, the Spanish royals took a few minutes to pose for some pictures then the royals shook hand with a few priests before heading inside the cathedral for the mass. After the mass, … Continue reading → The post Spanish Royals Attend Easter Mass appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

The Queen’s True Worth, Part Two: Article Series by David McClure

Posted: 04 Apr 2015

Welcome to part two of our article series written by author and former Reuters journalist David McClure on Queen Elizabeth’s finances. This three-part series has been written as a summary of Mr McClure’s book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and passed on their Wealth from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. Part one can be found here. If you have any questions relating to the Queen’s finances, please leave a comment below … Continue reading → The post The Queen’s True Worth, Part Two: Article Series by David McClure appeared first on The Royal Forums.


Princess Kako Begins At New University

Posted: 02 Apr 2015

The younger daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko began her studies at the International Christian University today. Princess Kako posed for photographers during a brief photo session in the University’s grounds prior to attending the official welcoming ceremony for new students in Mikata, Tokyo. She has been enrolled to study liberal arts and sciences. The Princess previously spent fourteen month studying at the Gakushūin University, which she left in August last … Continue reading → The post Princess Kako Begins At New University appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

 

Prince Constantijn & Family To Return To The Hague

Posted: 02 Apr 2015

The RVD (Dutch Government Information Service) has announced that Prince Constantijn and his family will be moving back to The Hague this coming summer. The reason for the move is because of the increasing amount of work both the Prince and his wife, Princess Laurentien, are undertaking in the Netherlands. Princess Laurentien is an advisor to the Port of Rotterdam, and Prince Constantijn is involved with the company Startup Delta which … Continue reading → The post Prince Constantijn & Family To Return To The Hague appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

2015 Royal Maundy Service

Posted: 02 Apr 2015

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh today attended the Royal Maundy Service at Sheffield Cathedral. After travelling to Sheffield via the Royal Train, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were greeted at the cathedral by the Dean of Sheffield, Peter Bradley, and the local Bishop, Steven Croft. During the hour-long service, the Queen presented two purses – one red and one white – of Maundy Money to 89 men and … Continue reading → The post 2015 Royal Maundy Service appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

 

King Albert Presents Prince Albert Fund 2015 Diplomas

Posted: 02 Apr 2015

King Albert today presented the Prince Albert Fund diplomas for 2015 in a ceremony at the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium offices in Brussels. He was accompanied by his daughter, Princess Astrid. The Fund, which this year celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, provides scholarships to young professionals so they can work on a project for a Belgian company abroad. Over 360 individuals have received scholarships sine 1984. During the event, a … Continue reading → The post King Albert Presents Prince Albert Fund 2015 Diplomas appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Queen Maxima in Myanmar: March 30-April 1

Posted: 02 Apr 2015

As Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the UN for Inclusive Finance for Development and at the invitation of the Government of Myanmar, Queen Maxima made a three-day visit to Myanmar from Monday March 30 to Wednesday April 1. Queen Maxima started the visit on Monday in Yangon where she had various meetings with telecom providers, representatives of banks, microfinance institutions and providers of microcredit. At the meetings were also present members … Continue reading → The post Queen Maxima in Myanmar: March 30-April 1 appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Georg Friedrich and Sophie Welcome A Daughter

Posted: 02 Apr 2015

The Princess of Prussia has given birth to a daughter, it has been confirmed. The infant was born earlier today in Bremen. Princess Emma Marie is the third child of Prince Georg Friedrich, head of the House of Hohenzollern, and his wife Sophie (born Princess of Isenburg). She joins twin brothers Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand, who were born in January 2013. The news Princess Sophie was expecting again was only announced … Continue reading → The post Georg Friedrich and Sophie Welcome A Daughter appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Prince Harry Arrives in Australia on Monday

Posted: 01 Apr 2015

It has been confirmed that Prince Harry will be arriving in Australia this coming Monday to begin his four week secondment with the Australian Army. He will land in Sydney before heading directly to Canberra to visit the Australian War Memorial. Here, accompanied by the Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Prince Harry will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then tour the World War I … Continue reading → The post Prince Harry Arrives in Australia on Monday appeared first on The Royal Forums

 

Prince Nicolae of Romania Celebrates 30th Birthday

Posted: 01 Apr 2015

Romania’s Prince Nicolae today turned thirty years old, and a birthday dinner was hosted at the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest by his aunt and uncle, Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu, to celebrate the occasion. Friends and colleagues of the Prince from around Europe travelled to Romania for the dinner, as well as the ‘Romania – A Royal Journey’ excursion that was arranged by the Royal House. Thirty-seven guests joined … Continue reading → The post Prince Nicolae of Romania Celebrates 30th Birthday appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

The ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2015

Posted: 01 Apr 2015

Yesterday, Tuesday March 31, Princess Margriet and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, along with Princess Astrid of Belgium and her daughter-in-law Princess Elisabetta, attended the ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2015 at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. The laureates of the 7th edition of the awards were the Athens Biennale from Greece and the Visual Culture Research Center from Ukraine. The Athens Biennale is a contemporary art exhibition … Continue reading → The post The ECF Princess Margriet Awards 2015 appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Queen Elizabeth Attends Launch of King George III’s Private Archive Collection

Posted: 01 Apr 2015

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended the launch of the archives of King George III’s private papers. The launch took place at Windsor Castle. It has been said that it was the first time that Her Majesty had seen these documents, they were previously locked up in the royal family archives. Dr Joanna Newman, international vice principal of King’s College London, said The Queen joked “you don’t get gifts like that … Continue reading → The post Queen Elizabeth Attends Launch of King George III’s Private Archive Collection appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

The Queen’s True Worth, Part One: Article Series by David McClure

Posted: 01 Apr 2015

The Royal Forums is pleased to bring our readers a three-part article series discussing the finances of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom written by author and former Reuters journalist David McClure. They have been written as a summary of Mr McClure’s book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and passed on their Wealth from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. If you have any questions relating to the Queen’s … Continue reading → The post The Queen’s True Worth, Part One: Article Series by David McClure appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Queen Rania Meets With Small Business Owners

Posted: 30 Mar 2015

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited Tabaqat Fahel, a district in Northern Ghor in Jordan. The purpose of Her Majesty’s visit was to highlight and view small businesses run by women which are supported by the Community Centers Association (CCA) in the district. Queen Rania visited various working ladies either in their small business run from their homes or shops. The ladies spoke how the small business have helped … Continue reading → The post Queen Rania Meets With Small Business Owners appeared first on The Royal Forums.

New Polls: Outfit of the Week, March 23 – 29

Posted: 30 Mar 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below images. Voting closes on April 5. The winner of last week’s poll was Queen Maxima with 15 votes. The post New Polls: Outfit of the Week, March 23 – 29 appeared first on The Royal Forums. -

 

Charles and Camilla Attend Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday

Posted: 29 Mar 2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a joyful day at Ascot Racecourse today attending the Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday. The couple couldn’t keep their laughter at bay as they watched the Lamb National, where sheep race around a specially-designed course in the same manner as horses would. Each of the sheep were wearing a coloured coat to differentiate them from their ‘competitors’, as well as a miniature … Continue reading → The post Charles and Camilla Attend Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday appeared first on The Royal Forums.


Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Nadja-Anna Have Separated

Posted: 29 Mar 2015

The done our friendly relationship any harm,” Fürst Alexander told the newspaper, calling his second wife a “Fürst and Fürstin of Schaumburg-Lippe have confirmed their separation, German newspaper Bunte reported on March 27. “Nadja and I have been separated for over a year, which has not great woman and mother” and a “valuable friend.” Fürstin Nadja-Anna also spoke about the separation, calling the decision mutual. “Alexander is an important person and advisor … Continue reading → The post Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Nadja-Anna Have Separated appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

The Rose Ball 2015 Goes Art Deco

Posted: 28 Mar 2015

This year’s edition of the Bal de la Rose in Monaco took place last night with the theme ‘Le Rose Art Deco’. Prince Albert II and Princess Caroline hosted the annual gala dinner at Sporting de Monaco. Monaco’s Sovereign was accompanied to the event by his elder sister Caroline and two of her children, Pierre and Charlotte Casiraghi. Pierre brought along his long-term girlfriend, Beatrice Borromeo. Princess Charlene was due to … Continue reading → The post The Rose Ball 2015 Goes Art Deco appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Final Day in Japan for Danish Crown Prince Couple

Posted: 28 Mar 2015

The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark have completed their three-day visit to Japan, attending a Greenlandic fashion show and meeting with the Japanese Imperial Couple. The day began with a visit to the Mode Gakuen fashion and design school, where the couple met with students who work sealskin into their designs. Mode Gakuen has worked with the companies Great Greenland and Kopenhagen Fur to introduce sealskin to Japanese designers. It was … Continue reading → The post Final Day in Japan for Danish Crown Prince Couple appeared first on The Royal Forums.

 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit South London

Posted: 27 Mar 2015

For her last public appearance of this pregnancy, the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, visited Deptford in South London on March 27. Recycling a bright pink Mulberry coat, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Stephen Lawrence Centre, where she and William were welcomed by a choir of schoolgirls. After the schoolgirls had sung for the Cambridges, William then went on to say “What a welcome, that was beautiful”. After … Continue reading → The post Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit South London appeared first on The Royal Forums

 

Richard III’s Remains Reburied at Leicester Cathedral

Posted: 26 Mar 2015

The remains of King Richard III have been reburied today during a ceremony at Leicester Cathedral attended by the Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Reverend Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, led the service accompanied by several members of the clergy including the Bishop of Leicester. The ceremony was more a memorial remembering the last Plantagenet King than a sober funeral – “a reinterment” the … Continue reading → Danish Crown Prince Couple’s First Day in Japan

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark began a three-day visit to Japan today, to promote Greenlandic businesses. They first attended a seminar at Hillside Plaza in Tokyo on seafood where Greenlandic products were showcased by companies, specifically Royal Greenland and Polar Seafood, and a video presented the production of fish and shellfish in the country. Then it was over to Kyu Asakura Ke Jutaku, a traditional Japanese garden, … Continue reading → Queen Elizabeth Unveils New Statues at Canterbury Cathedral

Posted: 26 Mar 2015

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have unveiled statues of themselves during a service at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent this afternoon. They arrived shortly before 2:30pm, and were welcomed by cheering crowds in the Cathedral Precincts. The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Reverend Robert Willis, led the service which was attended by a number of locals from the Kent area. At the conclusion of the service, Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading → Princess Haya Opens Humanitarian Conference

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain opened the 12th Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD). The conference talks about poverty and how to reduce poverty and suffering around the world. Princess Haya gave a short speech at the opening. The conference was also attended by Prince Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan. Prince Hassan also spoke at the conference.

New Succession Rules Take Effect in Britain

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 came into effect in the United Kingdom and its realms at midnight GMT today, March 26, after being ratified by all the Commonwealth realms. It means that males no longer take precedence over females, meaning that an elder daughter cannot be overtaken by a younger son. Marriage to Roman Catholics is now allowed while retaining rights to the throne (the monarch must be …

Continue reading → Prince Charles’s Letters To Be Made Public

Posted: 26 Mar 2015

The British Supreme Court has decided that letters written by the Prince of Wales to various government ministers can be made public, in a ruling that was handed down this morning. They have upheld a judgement made by the Appeals court in March last year, following an initial ruling in September 2012 approving the publication of 27 letters written between 2004 and 2005 by the Prince to seven government departments. … Continue reading →   Queen Paola Visits Prize Winners in Namur

Posted: 25 Mar 2015

Queen Paola visited the Namur Technical Institute (ITN) in Namur today. Here she met with the winners of the Prix Terre d’Avenir. The Queen toured the institute and viewed the creation that earned the institute the prize, a gateway which allows people with reduced mobility to access trains on the SNBC (Belgian National Rail), before meeting with students who helped design it. She was accompanied by Belgian polar explorer Alain Hubert and … Continue reading →

Spanish-French State Visit Cancelled

Posted: 24 Mar 2015

The Spanish state visit to France has been cancelled following the Germanwings air crash in southern France. King Felipe and Queen Letizia first met with the French Prime Minister, Minister Manuel Valls, who was born in Barcelona, for a welcoming ceremony at the Hotel de Invalides. Then came the news of the air crash as they were about to meet with President François Hollande. After an audience, the trio held a press … Continue reading →

Prince Henrik Starts School In August

Posted: 25 Mar 2015

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie’s son will start school in August 2015 it has been announced today. The Prince who will turn 6 years old will attend the Sct. Joseph Sisters School in Ordrup. Prince Henrik is Joachim’s 3rd child and Princess Marie’s first child. He was born on May 4, 2009. .

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arrived in Seoul earlier today for their three-day visit to South Korea. The couple were welcomed at Incheon International Airport by the South Korean Foreign Minister’s Director General for European Affairs, Park Chul-min. Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Park inspected a traditional guard of honour. It was then on to a visit to the Korean Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, the border between North and … Continue reading →   Imperial Family Hosts Indonesian President

Posted: 23 Mar 2015

The President of Indonesia is currently on an official visit to Japan, where he and his wife were welcomed by the Imperial Family. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko greeted President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Widodo at the Imperial Palace earlier today. After an audience between the two couples, Empress Michiko led her guests into the Ninomaru Garden where they fed the carp fishes which live in the garden ponds. … Continue reading →   Princess Astrid on Economic Mission to Qatar

Posted: 23 Mar 2015

Princess Astrid of Belgium is currently on an economic mission to the Middle East, where she will be visiting Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. She arrived in Doha on March 21, and has had meetings with various members of the Qatari Royal Family. Astrid met with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, the Emir of Qatar, and Sheikha Mozah yesterday prior to visiting the Khalifa International Stadium. Today included visits to Qatar … Continue reading →   Princess Eugenie of York’s 25th Birthday

Posted: 23 Mar 2015

On March 23, Princess Eugenie of York celebrates her twenty fifth birthday. Princess Eugenie was born on March 23, 1990 at the Portland Hospital in London. She is the youngest daughter and child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and his now ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York (née Ferguson). Princess Eugenie has an older sister, Princess Beatrice, who was born in 1988. Princess Eugenie was christened at the St. Mary … Continue reading →

 

Princess Eugenie Celebrates 25th Birthday

Posted: 23 Mar 2015   New Polls: Outfit of the Week, March 16 – 22

Posted: 22 Mar 2015 This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the below images. Voting closes on March 28.   Winner of last weeks poll is Crown Princess Mary of Denmark with 12 votes.   Remains of Richard III Arrive at Leicester Cathedral

Posted: 22 Mar 2015

The remains of the last Plantagenet and York King have arrived at Leicester Cathedral, where they will be buried in a ceremony on Thursday. A ceremony took place at the University of Leicester before the coffin was taken through the Leicester and a several places in the area which were important to the final days of Richard III’s life. People who had worked to find and identify the King’s remains, … Continue reading →   Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2015

Posted: 22 Mar 2015

Like every year, the Dutch Royal Family attended the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 20 and 21. On Friday March 20, Princess Beatrix, Prince Bernhard, Princess Annette, Prince Floris, Princess Aimée and Tjalling Ten Cate helped at the Nursing Home Norschoten in Barneveld. They were there along with a large group of students from high schools. Princess Beatrix cleaned the doors and windows of the greenhouse, Princess Aimée … Continue reading →

 

Christening of Désirée Magnuson

Posted: 22 Mar 2015

The Swedish Royal Family have celebrated the christening of Princess Christina’s granddaughter Désirée at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. Désirée Magnuson is the daughter of Gustaf Magnuson and his wife Vicky. The christening took place earlier yesterday morning and was followed by a lunch hosted by Princess Christina and her husband Tord. “Everything went as planned. It was a great ceremony. Everyone was happy and it was fun to see,” Gustaf said … Continue reading →

Sheikha Moza Opens And Tours Islamic Building

Posted: 21 Mar 2015

HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser attended the inauguration of the new Islamic Studies building of the Hamad bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. Sheikha Mozah toured the new building and looked at the classrooms, library and auditorium. Sheikha Mozah also attended the Friday prayers at the new mosque. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-7S-qdP2_M Crown Prince Haakon Competes in the Birkebeinerren­net

Posted: 21 Mar 2015

Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon participated in the annual Birkebeinerren­net cross-country skiing race today. “I cannot wait! It is so nice weather…first and foremost, I hope it will be a good trip over the mountain,” he told NRK before the race, which sees competitors ski 54km from Rena to Lillehammer. Haakon also said he should have trained a little more prior to the race, and that he expected to be hurting afterwards. … Continue reading →

Charles and Camilla Visit Kentucky

Posted: 20 Mar 2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have completed their visit to the United States by spending the day in Louisville, Kentucky. Charles and Camilla were welcomed to the state by Kentucky’s Governor, Steve Beshear, at Louisville International Airport before they headed over to the Centre for African American Heritage, where the River City Drum Corp entertained the visitors and crowds upon arrival. The couple participated in a … Continue reading →

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Posted: 21 Mar 2015

The second and last day of the working visit started on Friday March 20 at the Fish Auction Hall of Hamburg where King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a meeting with German and Dutch businessmen about the possibilities of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel in shipping. Then the Royal Couple made a tour of the LNG Hybrid Barge project where LNG is converted into electricity. After, the King and … Continue reading →

Dutch Working Visit to Germany – Day 1

Posted: 19 Mar 2015

After ending the State Visit to Denmark, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started a two days working visit to Germany on Thursday March 19. At their arrival in Lübeck, in the State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Royal Couple was welcomed in the Town Hall Square by the President-Minister of the State, Torsten Albig. The King and the Queen received a warm welcome by all the people who were gathered in the … Continue reading →

 

Crown Princess of Brunei Believed to be Expecting Again

Posted: 19 Mar 2015

The Crown Princess of Brunei is believed to be expecting her third child, based on photographs of a recent appearance in Berakas. Crown Princess Sarah attended a Chinese New Year celebration at the International Convention Centre with her husband, Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, her father-in-law, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and other members of the royal family on March 16. She had a noticeably larger stomach than on previous occasions. The couple … Continue reading →

Philippe & Mathilde Visit Radio Télévision Belge Francophone HQ

Posted: 19 Mar 2015

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde today paid a visit to the headquarters of Radio Télévision Belge Francophone. The couple were greeted by executives of the station, which is the public broadcaster of the French community in Belgium, before being taken on a brief tour of the studios where they spoke with RTBF journalists. They were also shown VivaCité, a new visual radio studio. During their visit, Philippe and Mathilde helped to celebrate … Continue reading →

Charles and Camilla Meet with Obama on US Trip

Posted: 19 Mar 2015

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have met with US President Barack Obama during their four day visit to the United States. A brief meeting and photo opportunity took place in the Oval Office of the White House between the trio, who were also accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden. The President told Prince Charles that “I think it’s fair to say that the American people are … Continue reading →

First Prince Friso Engineers Award

Posted: 19 Mar 2015 On Tuesday, Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the first Prince Friso Engineers Award at the University of Twente. The Royal Institution of Engineers (KIVI), the Dutch Association of Professional Engineers, presents the award annually to engineers who excel in innovation capacity, entrepreneurship, personality and social impact. The award this year went to Allard van Hoeken, an engineer who works at Bluewater Energy Services. He studied Mechanical Engineering. From this … Continue reading →

Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day Two

Posted: 18 Mar 2015

The second day of the Dutch-Danish state visit was focused on the island of Samsø, which King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled to via ferry accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. A welcoming ceremony took place in the Anton Rosen Square with the Mayor of Samsø, Marcel Meijer, telling the two couples about the island’s renewable energy scheme (Samsø receives 100% of its energy from wind power). Mr Meijer … Continue reading →

Prince Harry Launches New Walking with the Wounded Trek

Posted: 18 Mar 2015

Prince Harry is set to join Walking with the Wounded’s next adventure, a trek through the United Kingdom later this year. The Prince, who this week announced he would be leaving the army in June, was in attendance for the official launch of the charity’s ‘Walk of Britain’ at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. He said during his speech that he was “delighted” and “hugely looking forward” to participating in the trek, … Continue reading →

Polka Dots for Catherine at Brookhill Children’s Centre

Posted: 18 Mar 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a simple £35 black and white polka dot dress from ASOS for her visit to the Brookhill Children’s Centre today in Woolwich. The purpose of the visit was to attend a coffee morning with the staff, volunteers and clients of the organisation Home-Start, which offers assistance to parents who are struggling with a variety of issues that may have a direct impact on their … Continue reading →

New Polls: Outfit of the Week, March 9-15

Posted: 16 Mar 2015

This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the above images. Voting closes on March 21. Last week’s poll winner was Queen Maxima‘s black and white dress paired with tan accessories. Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day One Posted: 17 Mar 2015 The King and Queen of the Netherlands have begun their state visit to Denmark, arriving in Copenhagen this morning. They were welcomed at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal of Copenhagen Airport by the entire Danish Royal Family: Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte with her husband Prince Richard. Warm hugs and big smiles were exchanged by the group, the two … Continue reading → Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Posted: 17 Mar 2015 On March 17, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Ireland and other parts of the world in annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Mons Barracks in Aldershot to meet with the Irish Guards. Both William and Kate received shamrocks, and Kate had a go at placing a shamrock on the mascot of the Irish Guard, an Irish wolfhound, Domnhall. Opting for a … Continue reading → Crown Princess Mette-Marit Advocates for Childhood Vaccines Posted: 16 Mar 2015 The Crown Princess of Norway today spoke at a medical student conference arranged in connection with the 9th Global Health and Vaccination Research Conference (GLOBVAC) being held in Oslo this week, focusing this year on reproductive health. During her speech, Mette-Marit discussed the importance of young people today making their voices heard so that governing bodies around the world can create concrete recommendations to “provide young people with the tools … Continue reading → New Polls: Outfit of the Week, March 9-15 Posted: 16 Mar 2015 This week’s best fashion poll is up. Please cast your votes and discuss your choice. To cast your vote, click here or on the above images. Voting closes on March 21. Last week’s poll winner was Queen Maxima‘s black and white dress paired with tan accessories. King and Queen of Jordan Visit Morocco Posted: 13 Mar 2015 King Abdullah II and Queen Rania made an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco on the invitation of Mohammed VI between March 10-13. On March 10, Their Majesties were received at the airport by King Mohammed VI, Prince Moulay Rachid and Princess Lalla Salma. One day later, Jordan’s King and Queen were welcomed in a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Casablanca. That night the Moroccan King offered an … Continue reading → British Royals Attend Memorial Service For Soldiers Who Fought And Died In Afghanistan War Posted: 13 Mar 2015 On March 13, members of the British Royal Family attended a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honour of those who fought and died in the Afghan War against the Taliban, which lasted for thirteen years. During the war, four hundred and fifty three British servicemen and women lost their lives. Those from the British Royal Family who attended were The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, … Continue reading →

Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends NIMA Anniversary Conference Posted: 13 Mar 2015 Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening of NIMA (Norwegian Association of Purchasing and Logistics) 100th anniversary conference yesterday. Upon arrival, the Crown Princess was welcomed by Svein-Egil Hoberg, the Chairman of NIMA and Nils Are Karstad Lysø, Opera’s CEO. The Crown Princess listened to a few speeches that where held. The conference focused on the future of the purchase and supply chain. NIMA was established in 1915 and is the … Continue reading → King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Terrorism Victim Tribute Posted: 12 Mar 2015 The King and Queen of Spain tonight were at the National Auditorium in Madrid for the thirteenth edition of the ‘In Memoriam’ concert for victims of terrorism. The couple were welcomed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, and the President of the Victims of Terrorism Foundation, María del Mar Blanco. The Foundation annually arranges the memoriam concert to honour the memory of victims of terrorism … Continue reading → Catherine Cambridge Visits Downton Abbey Set Posted: 12 Mar 2015 The Duchess of Cambridge today paid a visit to the set of what is reported to be one of her favourite shows, Downton Abbey. Catherine, in a new white maternity coat from JoJo Maman Bébé, was greeted by Julian Fellowes, the show’s creator, and executives of ITV, Carnival Films and Television and Ealing Studios when she arrived to the set, which is the oldest continuously working studio in the world. Zac Barker, … Continue reading →

Princess Beatrice Shows Some Leg at Exhibition Launch Posted: 12 Mar 2015

Princess Beatrice was one of many at the star-studded launch of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London this evening. But she received quite a bit of attention thanks to her 1940s-inspired attire. Wearing a black tuxedo-styled dress from McQueen, Beatrice flashed some leg upon arrival to the museum. The dress was accessorised with black pumps, a gold clutch and chunky jewellery. A … Continue reading →

The Fürst zu Wied Has Passed Away Posted: 12 Mar 2015

Carl, Fürst zu Wied passed away unexpectedly at the Marienhaus Clinic St Elisabeth in Neuwied, Germany. He suffered a heart attack and died this morning at the age of 53. “We have lost a great friend and supporter,” the Mayor of Neuwied, Nicholas Roth, said to AK-Kurier. The Fürst is survived by his wife, Fürstin Isabelle (born Princess of Isenburg), and three of their four children: Maximilian, Friedrich and Louise (Marie Elisabeth … Continue reading →

A Purple Mother-Daughter Name Day Celebration in Sweden Posted: 12 Mar 2015

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrated her name day today in Stockholm with her daughter Estelle by her side. Both Princesses were dressed in purple overcoats for the ceremony, which takes place annually on March 12 in the courtyard of the Royal Palace. The Royal Life Guards and the Swedish Army Marching Band provided entertainment for the mother-daughter duo – Estelle clapping and jigging along to the beat – and the … Continue reading →

Daughter for the Hereditary Prince zu Fürstenberg Posted: 12 Mar 2015

The Hereditary Prince and Princess zu Fürstenberg have welcomed a daughter named Maria Cecilia. She was born yesterday March 11 at 12:55pm, and her full name is Maria Cecilia Massimiliana Ghislaine Pauline Odile Eva Fabrizia Egonia. According to a spokesperson, mother and baby are both health and doing well. Princess Maria Cecilia is the second child for Hereditary Prince Christian and Hereditary Princess Jeanette, who married in 2010. Their first child, … Continue reading →

 

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New Polls: Outfit of the Week, March 2-8 Posted: 12 Mar 2015

As we announced last week, The Royal Forums has gone in a new direction for our monthly polls. Weekly fashion polls to determine the best outfit worn by a royal lady have begun! Each week, a small team of forum members will chose between five and ten outfits they believe to have been the best, and a poll will be created to give the TRF community the ability to select … Continue reading →

Queen Margrethe Presents ‘The Queen’s Watch’ Posted: 11 Mar 2015

The Queen of Denmark today presented ‘The Queen’s Watch’, a customary honour awarded to an outstanding member of the Royal Life Guards at the end of their service period. After inspecting a guard of honour of lifeguards who have completed their service, Queen Margrethe deliver a brief speech praising the efforts of the Life Guards during last month’s terror attack in Copenhagen. Frederik Marquard Nielsen was this year’s recipient, receiving a … Continue reading →

Cheltenham Festival Gets Some Royal Visitors Posted: 11 Mar 2015

It’s that time of year again, and members of the British Royal Family have attended the first two days of the annual Cheltenham Festival. The Duchess of Cornwall was there today accompanied by her two children, Tom Parker-Bowles and Laura Lopes, and their spouses Sara and Harry. The group showed a wide range of emotions while watching the races from the royal box – Tom appeared to have backed a … Continue reading →

Queen Elizabeth II Launches New Cruise Liner, Britannia Posted: 10 Mar 2015

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today were in Southampton for the official naming ceremony of the newest P&O cruise liner, Britannia. Attending the celebrity-packed launch at the Ocean Cruise Terminal, the Queen and the Duke were treated to an entertaining dance performance and music from the Royal Marines Band. The Queen, standing out from the crowd in a bright peach ensemble, was even spotted tapping her foot … Continue reading →

Queen Maxima Launches Money Week 2015 Posted: 10 Mar 2015

Yesterday, Queen Maxima launched the fifth edition of “Money Week 2015″ at the primary school OBS West in Capelle aan den IJssel. The Queen was accompanied by Sander Dekker, State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science. Queen Maxima took part, along with Minister Dakker, in some lectures for students, teachers and parents. During the lectures the Queen spoke about the importance of learning how to manage money. The Queen also … Continue reading

 

 

    International Women’s Day Event for Princess Lalla Meryem   Posted: 09 Mar 2015

As the Chairwoman of the National Union of Moroccan Women (UNFM), Princess Lalla Meryem yesterday hosted a national meeting in Rabat to mark International Women’s Day. During the meeting, which held the theme “Non-violence culture against women: prospective vision”, Lalla Meryem delivered a speech that praised the “endeavours and efforts on the path of safeguarding social and human rights achievements” of the women of Morocco. The attendees – including the Moroccan Minister … Continue reading →

British Royals Attend Commonwealth Day Service Posted: 09 Mar 2015

The Queen today led members of the royal family in a multi-faith service to mark Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all on hand for the afternoon service. The theme of this year’s event is ‘A Young Commonwealth’ and over 1,000 children from around London were provided tickets to attend the … Continue reading →

Crown Princess Mary Launches New Swimming Project Posted: 09 Mar 2015

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today attended the launch of a new swimming project aiming to encourage more Danes to learn to swim. “Everyone must learn to swim” is initiated by the Danish Swimming Union, of which the Crown Princess is patron. The purpose of the project is to establish ways that people can learn to swim, in particular increasing the number of public and private primary schools that offer swimming … Continue reading →

Emperor of Japan Receives Germany’s Chancellor Merkel

Posted: 09 Mar 2015

Emperor Akihito today welcomed the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, to the Imperial Palace for an audience during her visit to Japan. During the meeting, which lasted 20 minutes, the pair spoke of their desire for conflicts around the world – namely in Ukraine – to end peacefully, and that the marking of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War would help create an “era free … Continue reading →

King and Queen of the Belgians Visit the Vatican Posted: 09 Mar 2015

Today King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Vatican. They arrived at the Apostolic Palace at 10:30am, greeted by Georg Gaenswein, the prefect of the papal household. Then they had a private audience with Pope Francis that lasted half an hour. During the audience, gifts were exchanged. The King and Queen brought to the Pope a set of nativity figurines made by a Belgian artist and an official … Continue reading → Crown Prince Frederik Competes in the Vasaloppet

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Crown Prince Frederik Competes in the Vasaloppet Posted: 08 Mar 2015

For the fourth time, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark today competed in the Vasaloppet cross-country skiing race held in Sweden. Finishing with a time of 6hrs, 54mins and 10secs, Frederik bested his time from last year by twenty-eight minutes. “I’m absolutely satisfied with the time. I’ve trained a bit more than last year so I’m definitely satisfied,” he said speaking with Sweden’s SVT after the race. “There was a lot … Continue reading →

Queen Mathilde in Washington Posted: 07 Mar 2015

Queen Mathilde was in the United States for a brief visit starting on Thursday, when she arrived at the Embassy of Belgium in Washington where the Queen was welcomed by the Belgian Ambassador, Johan Verbeke. The following day, Friday March 6, was quite busy for the Queen. The first event was a meeting with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the President of the World Bank Group. The theme of the meeting was … Continue reading →

Queen Rania Speaks At Future of Work Conference Posted: 07 Mar 2015

On March 4, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah held a conversation session with Arianna Huffington during the Future of Work conference which was held in London. During the talk season, Queen Rania spoke about the Islamic State (ISIS), saying, “They have nothing to do with faith and everything to do with fanaticism. ISIS wants to be called Islamic … because any action against them will automatically be called a … Continue reading →

Look Out For The New Weekly Fashion Polls Posted: 06 Mar 2015

The Royal Forums are launching a new and fun polls very soon. A team of a few forum members will select pictures of royals best outfits in the week, the higher the votes on an outfit will make it to the poll where members vote for the best outfit. An evening poll will be launched at the end of the month depending on how many pictures we receive. That’s not … Continue reading →

Queen Letizia Speaks At Rare Diseases Day Event   Posted: 05 Mar 2015

The Queen of Spain today attended the official Rare Diseases Day event at the Spanish Senate in Madrid. “A country with strong science is a country that progresses, it moves, which makes its citizens’ lives better. The investment, both public and private, in scientific research is always profitable, always convenient. Today more than ever, we repeat here that research is a prerequisite for progress in all areas,” Queen Letizia said … Continue reading →

Queen Maxima Opens the “Máximakanaal” Posted: 05 Mar 2015

Today, Thursday March 5, Queen Maxima officially opened the “Máximakanaal” in Den Bosch, North Brabant. At the ceremony were present Ton Rombouts, the Mayor of Den Bosch, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, and Jannita Robberse, Chief Engineer and Director of Public Works. The “Maxima Channel” is a new waterway, is 9 km long and connects the South Willemsvaart Canal and Meuse river together. The new channel … Continue reading →

New Portrait to Mark Margrethe II’s Upcoming Birthday

Posted: 04 Mar 2015

As they did with her ruby jubilee in 2012, the Danish Royal Court has released a new portrait and logo to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s 75th birthday next month. The logo has been designed by graphic designer Poul Bjørn in conjunction with Wonderful Copenhagen. Torben Eskerod photographed the Queen, who appears in the simple close-up photo wearing a red blouse. Queen Margrethe turns 75 on April 16, and several events have been … Continue reading →
Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani, the deputy Emir of Qatar, and his wife Sheikha Al-Maha welcomed their first child yesterday. The couple, who were married in March 2012, are the parents of a son, Sheikh Tamim bin Abdullah. Sheikh Abdullah is a son of the former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and his third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani.
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