Britain’s Society Wedding of the Year Takes Place In Romsey As Alexandra Knatchbull Weds

  June 25, 2016 at 3:42 pm by

Alexandra Knatchbull and the Prince of Wales

The Honourable Alexandra Knatchbull married Thomas Hooper today in a beautiful summer wedding at Romsey Abbey. Alexandra is the daughter of Lord and Lady Brabourne and the great-granddaughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten. Alexandra was Diana, Princess of Wales’ goddaughter but it was The Prince of Wales, who is godfather to her brother Nicholas, that walked her down the aisle today. Lord Brabourne has some ongoing health issues. Prince Charles walked … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Meets With David Cameron After UK Votes To Leave European Union

  June 24, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister David Cameron

Following the ‘Leave’ result of the UK’s European Union referendum, Queen Elizabeth II had a private audience with Prime Minister David Cameron today, after he announced his resignation. Her 13th Prime Minister will be installed by October. The Queen’s thoughts on the ‘Brexit’ are highly unlikely to be made public, as her role is to remain politically neutral. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson had earlier confirmed that no statement would be … Continue reading

Audiences at Zarzuela with Felipe and Letizia

  June 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia

The King and Queen of Spain today held an audience at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid for the Committee of the Spanish Foundation of the United World Colleges, of which they are Royal Patrons. Among those present was the Committee’s president, Alberto Aza Arias, as well as representatives from Spanish organisations providing scholarships to students for 2016. United Wold Colleges works in over 125 countries worldwide to promote “peace through multicultural education”. … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Christening of Denmark’s Prince Frederik

  June 24, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Princess Margrethe, Prince Henrik and Prince Frederik at the latter's christening in 1968

On this day in 1968, Prince Frederik of Denmark, the month-old son of Princess Margrethe and Prince Henrik and the country’s future King, was christened at the Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen. His godparents were Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, Prince Georg of Denmark, Count Etienne de Laborde de Monpezat, Baron Maximillian de Watteville-Berckheim and Birgitta Juel Hillingsø.  

National Day Celebrated in Luxembourg

  June 23, 2016 at 8:09 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family

Following yesterday’s evening events to kick-off National Day, the main events were held today in Luxembourg to mark the occasion. First up was a ceremony at the Salle de concerts Grande-Duchesse Josephine-Charlotte in which awards and honours were presented to citizens of merit. Afterwards was the military parade at Avenue de la Liberté attended by the Grand Ducal and Hereditary Grand Ducal couples. The Te Deum at the Cathédral Notre-Dame followed, as per tradition. Luxembourg Grand … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals Mark Silver Jubilee in Trondheim

  June 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm by

The Norwegian royals

The Norwegian Royal Family has celebrated the 25th anniversary of King Harald’s consecration in Trondheim, the city where the ceremony took place back in 1991. A commemorative church service was held this morning at the Nidaros Cathedral, the traditional site for consecrations of Norwegian Kings. King Harald and Queen Sonja were joined by their two children, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Martha Louise, with their families, as well as the King’s … Continue reading

“The Example I Aspire To”: Prince Harry Praises His Grandmother At Young Leader’s Reception

  June 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

Prince Harry

Prince Harry has called his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, “the example I aspire to and the standard by which I will judge my contribution” during a speech at the Queen’s Young Leaders award ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry – @QueensLeaders award recognises what you have achieved, not for yourselves, but for your communities pic.twitter.com/xJYb59bxAK — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 23, 2016 “I – like millions of others across the world … Continue reading

King Felipe Marks 50 Years of Helicopter Units in Spanish Military

  June 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

King Felipe

The King of Spain has helped mark the 50th anniversary of helicopter units in the country’s armed forces in a ceremony at the Coronel Maté Base in Madrid. Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (Airmobile Armed Forces – FAMET) was established on July 10, 1965 and has evolved since. After inspecting a guard of honour, King Felipe presented the Coronel Maté award to the Brotherhood of FAMET Veterans. He also viewed an … Continue reading

A Visit to the Centre for Human Genetics On Thursday’s Agenda for Queen Mathilde

  June 23, 2016 at 1:34 pm by

Queen Mathilde

Today, Thursday June 23, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Center for Human Genetics (CME) in Leuven, to mark the 50th anniversary of the center. The research center works in collaboration with the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven and the Universitaire Ziekenhuizen of Leuven, the Academic Hospital. It specialises in the research of genetic diseases, cancer genetics and neurological disorders. 50 ans de recherche sur les maladies génétiques et la neurologie … Continue reading

Prince Moulay Rachid and Oum Keltoum Welcome First Child

  June 23, 2016 at 11:10 am by

Prince Moulay Rachid and his newborn son Prince Moulay Ahmed

Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco and his wife, Lalla Oum Keltoum, have welcomed their first child – a boy who was born in Rabat on June 23. The couple got married in November 2014 and he is the only brother of King Mohammed VI. Morocco’s King has baptized the newborn with the name of His Highness Prince Moulay Ahmed. Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco Welcomes his First Child! https://t.co/8GjaBLlGwZ pic.twitter.com/XbaCmDC6nH — … Continue reading

Princess Maria-Olympia Joins Stars At Michael Kors Private Dinner

  June 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm by

Princess Maria-Olympia

19 year old Princess Maria-Olympia dazzled in a short gold dress while attending a Private dinner hosted by American fashion designer, Michael Kors. The star studded event was for the designers new flagship store in London. Princess Maria-Olympis posed for a few pictures with various guests attending the event. Embed from Getty Images Michael Kors Private Dinner on June 22, 2016.

Recycled Jenny Packham For Kate At EACH Gala at Houghton Hall

  June 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge

Twitter was on edge this evening after RoyalReporter Richard Palmer had us guessing what Catherine was wearing for the A Taste of Norfolk event at Houghton Hall. She and William were treated to a special five course meal with courses created and cooked by five world-renowned chefs: Galton Blackiston, Sat Bains, Claude Bosi, Tom Kerridge and Mark Edwards. The evening featured a number of exclusive highlights for guests, beginning with a … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s National Day Celebrations Kick Off

  June 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

The two-day celebrations of Luxembourg’s National Day began today, with visits to Troisvierges and Esch-sur-Alzette by the Grand Ducal and Hereditary Grand Ducal Couples. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa first signed the Golden Book at the Town Hall, before 180 school children from the area performed them a song about welcoming people from all parts of the world. There was then wreath-laying ceremony before the couple headed … Continue reading

A Hearty Welcome In Liverpool For Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

  June 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh received a rapturous welcome during their visit to Liverpool today for a day of engagements. The couple arrived by train, a number of locals gathering at the station to be among the first to catch a glimpse of the visiting royals, before heading to International Festival for Business where Elizabeth and Philip were shown several new technological items that were on display. It … Continue reading

Spain’s Two Queens Celebrate Drug Foundation’s 30th Anniversary

  June 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm by

Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia

The current and former Queens of Spain – Letizia and Sofia – today were helped mark the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD) in a special ceremony in Madrid, which also honoured Queen Sofia’s work for the charity over the years. Queen Letizia, who wore a simple pale pink skirt and matching blouse with black chiffon detailing, praised FAD for “supporting all without hurting, or … Continue reading

Queen Máxima In Mexico For Inclusive Finance

  June 22, 2016 at 10:04 am by

Queen Maxima

As a Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima was in Mexico yesterday, Tuesday June 21, to take part in the launch of the country’s “National Policy for Inclusive Finance” during the II International Forum for Financial Inclusion 2016. At the event was present, among others, the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto. This financial program was developed by the Mexican Ministry of … Continue reading

Zara Tindall Not on Selection Short-List For Equestrian Team For Rio

  June 22, 2016 at 9:18 am by

Zara Tindall and High Kingdom

Just days after Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg confirmed she would not be competing in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, it has also been announced that Zara Tindall has not been shortlisted to represent Team GB on the equestrian team. It is believed that, although Zara and her mount High Kingdom met the Olympic qualification requirements for selection, the horses’s health issues and fitness is the reason for Zara not being named on … Continue reading

Queen Rania’s Joins The International Rescue Committee Board of Directors

  June 22, 2016 at 7:20 am by

Queen Rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan has joined The International Rescue Committee (IRC) as board of directors. In a statement released by the longest standing NGO which is based in New York, David Miliband, IRC President and CEO said “We are truly honored that Queen Rania has agreed to join IRC’s distinguished and active board of directors.” He went on saying, “She has an extraordinary passion for making … Continue reading

Prince Harry Joins Rugby Workshop in Manchester

  June 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm by

Prince Harry

Alongside the English Under 20s rugby team, Prince Harry participated in a skills workshop in Stockport this afternoon. He joined a mass of local youngsters in a game of touch rugby, before taking part in a series of skill tests led by the Under 20s team (who are into the World Championship final). The workshop was held as part of the Rugby Football Union – of which Harry is vice-patron – … Continue reading

The Duke of Cambridge’s 34th Birthday

  June 21, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The Duke of Cambridge

On June 21, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, celebrates his thirty fourth birthday. He was born Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales in 1982 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, as the first child of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. He was christened in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace and his godparents were Constantine II of Greece, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, … Continue reading

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