Duchess of Cambridge: Supporting Children’s Mental Health Week

  February 8, 2016 at 7:41 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to children in a still from a video released to mark Children's Mental Health Week

A video message from the Duchess of Cambridge was released last night to mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week. In the video, Kate is seen speaking with four pupils from Salisbury Primary School, Queen’s Park that have benefited from the support of Place2Be, one of the Duchess’s patronages. The group talk about who they share their feelings and problems with, interspersed with clips of Kate speaking directly to the … Continue reading

Norwegian Royals Cheer At Holmenkollen

  February 8, 2016 at 4:46 am by

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The Norwegian Royal Family had an exciting weekend as they attended the annual Hollenkolmen FIS World Cup Nordic. King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Astrid, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were able to congratulate the Norwegian Therese Johaug for her 1st place in langlaufing on saturday. The planned Sunday competitions were sadly cancelled due to fog.

Kate Makes Debut As RAF Cadets Honorary Commander

  February 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives for the RAF Cadets 75th anniversary service; 07-02-2016

The Duchess of Cambridge made her debut as the Honorary Air Commandant of the Royal Air Force Cadets today, attending a special church service to celebrate the organisation’s 75th anniversary. Kate recycled a blue Alexander McQueen coat for the event, which she paired with navy accessories and the striking Dacre Brooch, which up until 2015 was traditionally given to the top female cadet of the year. She joined a number of … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary Visit Call Centre For Danmarks Collection

  February 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary; 06-02-2016

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary tonight attended the live show put together as part of Danmarks Collection’s annual fundraiser at the Tivoli Concert Hall. They also stopped by the call centre and spoke with volunteers manning the phones taking donations during the show, broadcast on DR. The couple are patrons of the organisation, which this year is focusing its fundraising efforts to benefit those suffering from the “human consequences of extreme poverty” … Continue reading

Princess Marie of Denmark Turns 40

  February 6, 2016 at 7:00 am by

Princess Marie

Princess Marie of Denmark turns 40 today. Born on February 6, 1976 as Marie Agathe Odile Cavalier is now known as Princess Marie of Denmark and Countess of Monpezat. Marie Cavallier was born in Paris, France. She is the only child to her parents, Alain Cavallier and Françoise Grassiot. Marie moved to Geneva, Switzerland with her mother after her parents divorced. She has four step brothers. Marie Cavallier met her … Continue reading

Bhutan Rejoices Over Birth of The Gyalsey

  February 5, 2016 at 6:16 pm by

King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan

The Queen of Bhutan has given birth to her first child, a son, today it was officially announced by the Royal Court. “Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on 5th February 2016,” the statement began before saying that both Queen Jetsun Pema and the newborn Prince were both in good health. The birth took place at Lingkana Palace, with King … Continue reading

Prince Harry Brings Some Cheer To Flooded Lancashire

  February 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm by

Prince Harry during his visit to flooded areas of Lancaster; 05-02-2016

Prince Harry paid a visit to Lancashire today, one of the areas of England that was ravaged by floods in December. The Prince met with a number of locals in St Michael’s on Wyre, discussing with them how they managed during the flooding and what the recovery had been like, many praising how the community came together to support each other. Unfortunately for Harry, some of the pupils from Weeton Primary School … Continue reading

Spanish State Visit to Britain Postponed

  February 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain

After speculation last week, it has been confirmed that the upcoming Spanish state visit to the United Kingdom has been postponed. The reason for the postponement is the fact that a new government has yet to be formed in Spain following December’s elections. The process is expected to last several more weeks, and it would be inopportune for King Felipe VI to be out of the country. A spokesperson for … Continue reading

Prisoner No. HRH: Camilla Pays A Visit to Brixton Prison

  February 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall during her visit to Brixton Prison; 04-02-2016

The Duchess of Cornwall continued her busy week today by paying a visit to Brixton Prison in south London. The purpose of her visit was to view the prison’s rehabilitation program. She met with prisoners who take part in the Books Unlocked reading group and the Bounce Back workshop. Both groups work to help prisoners improve their reading levels, and improve their construction skills. Camilla – in a simple blue-grey skirt suit … Continue reading

Prince Charles Welcomes Leaders of Jordan, Kuwait at Clarence House

  February 4, 2016 at 2:53 pm by

The Emir of Kuwait and the Prince of Wales; 04-02-2016

The Prince of Wales this morning had brief meetings with the King of Jordan and the Emir of Kuwait at Clarence House. World leaders are in London to attend the Supporting Syria and the Region conference. King Abdullah of Jordan and Prince Charles The Prince of Wales with the Emir of Kuwait

Sweet Snaps Released of Parma Princess Carolina and Family

  February 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm by

Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, her husband Albert and their two children

A few new photographs of Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and her family have been released today. The Princess is shown at her home in Switzerland with husband Albert Brenneinkmeijer and their two children, 21-month-old Alaïa-Maria and baby Xavier, who was born in December. Prinses Carolina de Bourbon de Parme en Albert Brenninkmeijer met zoon Xavier Albert Alphons en dochter Alaïa-Maria pic.twitter.com/2MuuQKq6il — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) February 4, 2016 Carolina is a daughter … Continue reading

Teddies for the Little Ones as Queen Elizabeth Opens Hospice Facility

  February 4, 2016 at 11:16 am by

Queen Elizabeth during her visit to the Tapping House hospice; 04-02-2016

Queen Elizabeth was presented with two teddy bears for Prince George and Princess Charlotte during her visit to Norfolk Hospice’s Tapping House today, where she officially opened a new facility at the centre. She received the bereavement charity Nelson’s Journey teddies from 9-year-old Jack, who later told the media the Queen said the gift was “very kind”. The Queen also toured the new million-pound facility that will allow the Tapping … Continue reading

Danish Crown Prince Couple To Visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar

  February 4, 2016 at 3:32 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will head a Danish business delegation to Saudi Arabia and Qatar at the end of this month. The trip – in which 44 companies will promote Danish business interests – had been mentioned in the media a short while ago, and now confirmed, has created further discussion on whether it is a wise choice for the heir to the throne and his … Continue reading

Death Certificate for Lord Lucan Granted; Son Inherits Earldom

  February 4, 2016 at 1:30 am by

John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan

There is now a new Earl of Lucan, 42 years after the 7th Earl disappeared following the gruesome murder of the family nanny. George Bingham became the 8th Earl after a High Court judge yesterday approved a death certificate for his father, John Bingham – more commonly known as Lord Lucan. The Earl has not been seen since November 1974, when he disappeared after allegedly beating nanny Sandra Rivett to … Continue reading

Pregnant Princesses Steal The Show At Representation Dinner

  February 3, 2016 at 9:50 pm by

Sweden's pregnant Princesses - Sofia and Victoria - attend the first representation dinner of the year; 03-02-2016

Sweden’s pregnant Princesses, Victoria and Sofia, stole the show at this evening’s representation dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Both Princesses brought sparkle to the dinner, not only via the tiaras on their heads, but in their evening gowns – Victoria recycled a pale blue beaded gown while Sofia wore a gold sequinned gown believed to have been borrowed from one of her close friends. Pregnant Crown Princess Victoria … Continue reading

Delphine Boël Has Court Victory, Can Continue Legal Suit For Paternity

  February 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm by

Delphine Boel

After a 15-month case, Belgium’s Constitutional Court has ruled that Delphine Boël, who claims to be a biological daughter of former King Albert II, can continue with her legal bid to prove her paternity. The Court today announced its decision that the right to have the knowledge of your biological father is more important than the law, which states that such a challenge must be done either prior to the child’s … Continue reading

Duchess of Cornwall Indulges In Literacy Passion

  February 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall tries a pair of vision glasses while in Peterborough; 03-02-2016

The Duchess of Cornwall today indulged in one of her passions, the promotion of literacy, during a visit to Peterborough. In a bluey-purple and red tartan outfit, the Duchess first stopped at Peterborough Cathedral for a literacy festival celebrating the work of one of her patronages, the National Literacy Trust. Dozens of schoolchildren from the area were present for a storytelling workshop before Camilla presented a number of awards. Camilla then … Continue reading

The ‘Sleeping Prince’ Moved Home

  February 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

The Saudi Coat of Arms

Saudi Prince Khalid bin Talal Al Saud has decided recently to transfer his ill son, Prince Al Waleed bin Khaled, home after spending ten years receiving treatment at a specialist hospital in Riyadh. Prince Al Waleed, who is the eldest son of Prince Khalid, suffered traumatic injury following a traffic accident, causing him to be in a coma for a decade. His mother is Princess Jazzi, the daughter of the late King Saud bin … Continue reading

Prince Rashid and Princess Zeina Welcome Baby Boy

  February 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

View the full image at Petra

Prince Rashid bin Talal of Jordan and his wife Princess Zeina had a baby boy on Monday according to a Royal Court statement. The newborn was born in Amman and was named Talal after his paternal great-grandfather, the late King Talal I. Their Royal Highnesses have another son, Prince Al Hassan, who born on December 1, 2013.

Portuguese Royals Remember Lisbon Regicide

  February 3, 2016 at 5:21 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Bragança and their eldest son Prince Dom Afonso attended a mass in Lisbon’s church of S. Vincente de Fora to  remember the 108th anniversary of the Lisbon regicide. On February 1st 1908 King Carlos I of Portugal and the 20 y/o Crown Prince Luíz Filipe were murdered at Lisbon’s Terreiro do Paço. The king, his wife and his sons were travelling in an open carriage … Continue reading

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