Crown Princess Mary Has A New Patronage

  February 12, 2016 at 10:36 am by

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kongehuset.dk has announced today that The Crown Princess Mary has a new patronage. Crown Princess Mary has accepted to become patron of the Congress EMS2016. Congress EMS2016 is the European Emergency Medical Services Congress. The congress aims to bring professionals and administrative people together and share their experience and ways how to improve their methods and spread basic awareness. The congress meeting will be held at the Tivoli Hotel and … Continue reading

Queen Maxima In Pakistan: February 9-11

  February 12, 2016 at 9:27 am by

Queen Maxima

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a three-day visit to Pakistan from Tuesday February 9 to Thursday February 11. The first day of the visit, Tuesday February 9, the Queen had a meeting in Islamabad with Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. Then Queen Maxima attended at the launch event of the … Continue reading

A Garden Festival At Highgrove

  February 11, 2016 at 8:42 am by

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For the first time, a garden festival lasting one week will be held at Highgrove, the Gloucestershire home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Each year, the beautifully designed gardens at Highgrove are open to the public during the Spring and Summer months, enabling people from all over the world to see the results of Prince Charles’ long held love of organic and sustainable gardening. The festival, … Continue reading

Duchess of York: Switzerland’s Newest Resident?

  February 11, 2016 at 5:59 am by

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In an interview with Swiss publication Le Nouvelliste, Sarah Duchess of York has revealed she is in the process of applying for Swiss residency. “I want to officially become a Valaisian resident. The administrative process is ongoing,” she told the newspaper. The Duchess is the co-owner of a £13million chalet in Verbier with her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, that they purchased last year. Sarah also told the paper that she first visited Verbier … Continue reading

Not Long To Go! Pregnant Victoria Presents Global Change Award

  February 10, 2016 at 9:40 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria at the Global Change Awards; 10-02-2016

With only weeks until her due date, Crown Princess Victoria tonight presented the 2015 Global Change Award at Stockholm City Hall. Wearing a navy blue layered lace gown from H&M’s Spring 2016 Conscious Exclusive Collection, the Crown Princess was a picture of motherly glow as she awarded five organisations portions of the €1million grant donated by the Persson family, who initiated the award through the H&M Conscious Foundation. Victoria accessorised her look … Continue reading

Busy Days for Haakon and Mette-Marit

  February 10, 2016 at 4:40 pm by

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The Norwegian Crown Princely Couple devided five different engagement between them these last two days. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, dressed in a conservative green outfit, attended the ‘Paving Stone’ awards in Oslo. She presented the award to tv-maker Petter Uteligge, who lived on the streets of Oslo for 52 days and made a documentary about it for TV2. On the same day her husband opened the media conference ‘Safer Internet Day’. … Continue reading

Prince Carnaval: Laurent and Family Join Festivities in Biche

  February 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm by

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Prince Laurent, his wife Princess Claire and their three children Louise, Aymeric and Nicholas went to the town of Biche yesterday to join the tradition carnaval celebrations. The family seemed to have a great time as they danced on the music and tried out various masks. Laurent and his family werent the only Belgian royals celebrating carnaval. Two days ago Laurent’s aunt Princess Léa went to Eupen to celebrate Rosenmontag. … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Meet With Goverment

  February 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm by

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Members of the Swedish Royal Family were briefed today about various government issues. In the morning the King and Crown Princess Victoria attended a meeting of the Counsil of State in the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The two were informed about political initiatives, pending legislation and more. In the afternoon the two royals were joined by Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia for another meeting. The … Continue reading

New Phase in Nóos Trial Starts as Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Return To Court

  February 10, 2016 at 5:57 am by

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Yesterday Infanta Cristina of Spain and her husband Iñaki Urdangarin returned to the courthouse of Mallorca. The couple arrived at 9AM to defend themselves against allegations of corruption. Iñaki and his business partner Diego Torres are considered the masterminds behind the Nóos scandal and responsible for embazzling €6.2 million from public funds. According to Miquel Roca, defence lawyer of the princess, a new phase of the trial started yesterday. Seventeen … Continue reading

Fashion Rules Restyled – New Exhibition of Royal Gowns at Kensington Palace

  February 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

An exhibition of royal dresses begins on February 11 at Kensington Palace

A new exhibition featuring the clothing of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales opens on February 11 at Kensington Palace. ‘Fashion Rules Restyled’ showcases a number of Princess Diana’s Catherine Walker gowns, including a velvet and tartan evening gown, a one-shouldered beaded floral gown and a halter-neck emerald green velvet gown. From the Queen’s wardrobe comes a Hardy Amies ivory beaded bodice dress, while several Norman … Continue reading

Master Piper Sophie Shows Off Decorating Skills At Children’s Hospice

  February 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

The Countess of Wessex at the Christopher's Children's Hospice; 09-02-2016

The Countess of Wessex showed of her cookie and cupcake decorating skills during a visit to Christopher’s Children’s Hospice today, eagerly taking part in the decorating session. Sophie joined children who receive care at the hospice by decorating several cupcakes and a few crown-shaped cookies, colouring in her cookies with expert precision. The purpose of the visit was to mark the 15th anniversary of charity Shooting Star Chase, which runs … Continue reading

Daffodils for the Duchess: Camilla Visits Wiltshire

  February 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall smiles as she visits Wiltshire; 09-02-2016

The Duchess of Cornwall received a lovely bouquet of daffodils from students at Wiltshire’s Forest and Sandridge Church of England Primary School today, as she held a number of engagements in the city. Camilla spent some time touring the new building of the school, which she officially opened, and observed pupils in their classroom as they drew, built things and baked cookies. She also visited Prospect Hospice and met with people receiving … Continue reading

First Picture of The New Prince of Bhutan

  February 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

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The Royal Family of Bhutan celebrated the Buddhist new year (Losar) today at the Lingkana Palace with a very special family gathering, which included for the first time the new royal prince, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey. The celebrations were marked by first official photograph of the little prince, shown on King Jigme’s FaceBook page and whose name is yet to be announced.  Wrapped in a beautiful golden blanket, The King and … Continue reading

Like Mother, Like Daughter

  February 9, 2016 at 8:24 am by

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Princess Esmeralda of Belgium shared a lovely photo on twitter of herself embracing her 17 y/o daughter Alexandra Moncada. She accompanied the photo with the text: ‘Happy to spend time with my daughter and having fun during a photo shoot yesterday’. The princess is a half-sister of King Albert II. Her father was king Léopold III, who married secondly to the Flemish Lilian Baels. The marriage was controversial and their … Continue reading

It’s Carnaval: Princess Léa Parties at Rosenmontag

  February 9, 2016 at 8:09 am by

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It is party time in most catholic communities in the world, as people are celebrating carnaval. Yesterday the sympathetic Princess Léa (or Princess Alexandre) of Belgium, sister-in-law of King Albert II, went to the town of Eupen to join the festivities. As usual she was dressed elegantly in a white coat. Eupen celebrates carnaval since 1696. In 1884 the town started celebrating ‘Rosenmontag’ (monday of the roses), traditionally the highlight … Continue reading

Princess Raiyah Turns 30

  February 9, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Princess Raiyah of Jordan

Jordan’s Princess Raiyah celebrates today her 30th birthday. She is the youngest child of the late King Hussein I. Her Highness was born on February 9, 1986 at the King Hussein Medical Centre as the fourth child of King Hussein and his fourth wife, Queen Noor. Princess Raiyah received her undergraduate degree in Japanese at the University of Edinburgh and she also attended Columbia University where she studied an MA in Japanese Literature. … Continue reading

Queen Sofia To Attend British-Spanish Society Centenary in London

  February 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm by

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Queen Sofia of Spain will be in London on April 20 to attend the British-Spanish Society’s 100th anniversary as guest of honour. The celebrations will take place at the Dorchester Hotel, and will also be attended by the Duke of York. Spanish media reports quoted a ‘diplomatic source’ as saying that the Queen’s visit to London creates a “real Spanish presence in London at such an important time after the … Continue reading

Today in 1587: Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

  February 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm by

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Today it is 429 years ago that the unfortunate Mary, Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle. Mary was the only daughter of King James V of Scotland and Marie de Guise. When her father learnt of her birth, he exclaimed, “The devil go with it! It came with a lass, it will pass with a lass!” He believed the birth of a girl marked the end of the … Continue reading

Greetings From Verbier

  February 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm by

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King Philippe of the Belgians, his wife Queen Mathilde and their four children are spending their annual winter vacation in Verbier, Switzerland. The Belgian palace released several photos of the family on skis. Crown Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriël, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore can enjoy the Swiss slopes for the rest of the week. Belgian schools will only open next Monday. More photos here.

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

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