The Top Frocks of Royal Ascot 2017

  June 25, 2017 at 11:00 am by

The Countess of Wessex

Another year, another Royal Ascot done and dusted. We were treated to a plethora of colourful frocks and chapeaus this past week as members of the British Royal Family and the Al Maktoums from Dubai graced Ascot Racecourse with their presence for the year’s most prestigious racing week. We’ve put together a quick list of our top five ensembles from Ascot 2017. 5. Princess Eugenie, Day Four: The only non-block colour … Continue reading

Foundation of Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik Donates To Greenland Tsunami Victims

  June 25, 2017 at 6:58 am by

Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark

The foundation of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark has donated 200,000DKK (26,800€ / $30,000USD) to the relief effort currently going on in Greenland following a tsunami that hit the northwest of the country last weekend. The money has been donated to the Danish Red Cross, who will redistribute the funds to their sister organisation in Greenland, to be used to assist the local communities affected by the disaster. … Continue reading

Palace Profile: Berg Castle

  June 25, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Berg Castle

Location: Colmar-Berg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Built: 1907-1911 Architects: Max Ostenrieder and Pierre Funck-Eydt Commissioned By: Guillaume IV of Luxembourg Style: Baroque On The Palace Grounds: Greenhouses, Orangery Current Owner: The Luxembourg State Current Use: Private residence of T.R.H. The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Fun Fact: Grand Duchess Charlotte sold the Castle and surrounding grounds to the Luxembourg State in 1934 for 20 million Francs A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

Royal Purple For Queen Elizabeth On The Final Day of Ascot

  June 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

Royal Ascot came to its conclusion for 2017 on Saturday, and its most famous race-goer opted for a colour that would make her easy to spot in the Royal Enclosure – purple, the colour of royalty. Queen Elizabeth, whose purple overcoat was matched with a hat in the same hue adorned with silk flowers, was accompanied by the Duke of York. Unfortunately for Her Majesty, her runner in the Hardwicke … Continue reading

Dutch King Honours Veterans on The Country’s 13th Veterans Day

  June 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm by

King Willem-Alexander

Veterans Day was marked in The Netherlands Saturday, with King Willem-Alexander leading tributes to the servicemen and women who have served their country since World War II. King Willem-Alexander, with a white carnation – the symbol of Dutch resistance against German forces during the Second World War, “now the symbol of appreciation for all Dutch veterans” – pinned to the lapel of his military uniform, first attended a ceremony at the Ridderzaal … Continue reading

Earl of Wessex Represents The Queen At Armed Forces Day Commemorations

  June 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm by

The Earl of Wessex

The main commemoration of Armed Forces Day in Liverpool on Saturday was attended by the Earl of Wessex, who represented Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. Prince Edward watched a parade of hundreds of servicemen and women from all branches of the UK’s military through the city to the Liverpool waterfront, to HMS Iron Duke. Armed Forces Day began as Veteran’s Day in 2006 (it was renamed in 2009), and is … Continue reading

Last Day in Italy for the Dutch Royal Couple

  June 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

Today, Friday June 23, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the last day of the state visit in Milan. In the morning the Royal Couple visited the Rosanna Orlandi Gallery that was founded in 2002 by Rosanna Orlandi, an Italian designer and talent scout. In the gallery are working Dutch and international designers. Afterwards the King and the Queen went to the La Triennale Design Museum where took place … Continue reading

Luxembourg Celebrates Its National Day

  June 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family

It was National Day in Luxembourg on Friday, and there was a smaller showing of Grand Ducal family members for this year’s celebrations: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were only joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie throughout the day, as opposed to several of their children as we have become accustomed to seeing. The royal quartet began the day at the Philharmonie Luxembourg for … Continue reading

Queen Letizia Dons Edgy Claret Leather Jacket During Visit to Santander

  June 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm by

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain had a ‘Fabulous Friday’ moment as she donned a Carolina Herrera peplum leather jacket in a rich claret hue, paired with a pair of crisp white trousers, as she joined King Felipe VI on a visit to Santander. The royal couple presided over the opening of the new Centro Botín arts facility that has been established by the Botín Foundation, with the aim of becoming one of Europe’s lading art centres.  … Continue reading

Summers in Marselisborg: Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Arrive in Aarhus

  June 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik

Denmark’s Queen and her husband arrived into Aarhus Harbour on Friday aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog to begin their summer residence at nearby Marselisborg Palace. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were welcomed by music from the Home Guard’s Music Corps Aarhus, as well as officials from the Aarhus municipality. The couple will spend the next three weeks at Marselisborg, before moving to Graasten Palace for a family summer break there.

Countess Alexandra Announces She Will Give Up Appanage

  June 23, 2017 at 10:11 am by

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg

The Countess of Frederiksborg, the ex-wife of Denmark’s Prince Joachim, has today made the announcement that she will voluntarily give up the annual appanage she receives from the Danish state, as of July 2020. This particular date has been chosen as her and Prince Joachim’s younger son, Prince Felix, will turn 18 that month and thus no longer be a minor. Alexandra, who was married to Prince Joachim from 1995 … Continue reading

Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn Is Engaged

  June 23, 2017 at 9:55 am by

Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and his fiancee Alana Bunte

Engagement news from the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn: 41-year-old Prince Casimir is engaged to his model girlfriend of two years, Alana Bunte. The Prince is the third child of Alexander, Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and his wife Gabriela. Ms Bunte, 26, is of American-Colombian descent and works as a model. She also has a degree in art and design from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. The couple plan on marrying in Sayn … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Pigtails In, Bea’s Ready To Go

  June 23, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Princess Beatrice of York, 1993

June 23, 1993: Just shy of her fifth birthday, Princess Beatrice of York participates in a sports day at her school, Upton House School, in Windsor. Her parents – the Duke and Duchess of York – watched from the stands with their younger daughter, Princess Eugenie.

Dutch State Visit to Italy: Vatican City and Milan

  June 22, 2017 at 9:11 pm by

The Dutch King and Queen with Pope Francis

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Italy today, Thursday June 22, with a visit to the Holy See. The visit began at the Frisians Church, built in 1141 and adjacent to St. Peter’s Square that since 1989 is granted to the Dutch community in Rome. The Royal Couple was welcomed by Bishop Emeritus Antoon Hurkmans who gave to them an explanation about the history of … Continue reading

Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

  June 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

On June 22, it was the fourth day of Royal Ascot – and also Ladies Day! Those who attended were Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal, Tim Laurence, the Countess of Wessex and Zara and Mike Tindall. Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Haya as well as their daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila, were also there. Sheikh Al Jalila accepted a trophy from Princess … Continue reading

Dutch-Italian State Visit Heads To Palermo

  June 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander

On their second day of their state visit to Italy, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima went to Palermo, Sicily, in the south of the country. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was received by the Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, in Quattro Canti, an octagonal Baroque square in the city centre. Then, walking through the street of the city, the King and Queen, accompanied by the Mayor, visited Palazzo delle Acquile, … Continue reading

Florals For The Garden Show: Mary Does Theme Dressing

  June 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

On Wednesday, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opened the CPH Garden show in Valby Park that has been put together by Haveselskabet for the first time in Denmark.  The Princess continued the royal trend of ‘theme dressing’ for her visit, donning a black floral midi skirt from the Andiata label with a plain white blouse and a cream straw picture hat from Susanne Juul, one of her favourite milliners. Mary toured the numerous … Continue reading

Watered-Down State Opening of Parliament Held in London

  June 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm by

Queen Elizabeth

There was less pomp, less circumstance for the 2017 State Opening of Parliament in London on Wednesday, which saw Queen Elizabeth forego the traditional robes and crown she has worn in years past for a simple day frock and matching hat. Arriving by car instead of carriage, the Queen was accompanied by the Prince of Wales, who stood in for the Duke of Edinburgh (the Duke was admitted to hospital on … Continue reading

Princess Charlène Welcomes Special Olympic Team To The Prince’s Palace

  June 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm by

Princess Charlene

Earlier this week, Princess Charlène of Monaco welcomed the principality’s Special Olympics team to the Prince’s Palace to celebrate their success at the Special Olympics World Winter Games that took place in March. Monaco had twenty-three athletes competing, winning almost three dozen medals. The Princess posed for photos with all her guests, before taking them on a private tour of the Palace’s gardens. Princess Charlène is a Global Ambassador for the … Continue reading

Prince of Wales Visits Site of Finsbury Park Attack

  June 21, 2017 at 11:15 am by

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park on Wednesday, where he met with members of the Muslim community following the van attack on a group leaving Ramadan prayers in the early hours of Monday morning. “Her Majesty has specifically asked me to tell you how shocked she was by what happened, particularly as the victims were worshippers who had been attending Ramadan prayers … Continue reading

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