Here we go with the updates from our Royal Genealogy Threads, with the news from April 2016. Births: April has been another busy month for the royal stork. On 8 April Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein and Princess Basmah of Jordan welcomed their third daughter, Princess Badiya bint Hamzah. On 19 April in Stockholm Princess Sofia of Sweden, the wife of Prince Carl Philip, gave birth to the couple’s first … Continue reading
The Duchess of Cambridge this evening paid a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London to view their latest exhibition which celebrates the 100th anniversary of British Vogue. Kate wore a pale pink peplum top and matching skirt from Alexander McQueen that was first debuted during the 2014 Australian tour. She was shown around the exhibition – titled Vogue 100: A Century of Style – which showcases photographs commissioned by … Continue reading
Ahead of the Invictus Games next week, Prince Harry is spending some time in Florida also promoting his charity Sentebale. The Prince today participated in the annual Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which saw the Sentebale team take victory. Playing at a rain-soaked Valiente Polo Farm, three teams – Prince Harry’s, a local team, and a team led by Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras – took part in the round-robin event that … Continue reading
Last weekend, members of the Romanian Royal Family celebrated the Romanian Orthodox Church’s Easter on May 1st with various colourful and religious events. Custodian of the Crown, Princess Margarita of Romania and her husband Prince Radu were in Sweden for the 70th Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav and so celebrated Easter with members of the Romanian community in Stockholm. The celebrations centred around two special church services – one … Continue reading
The Duchess of Cambridge this morning met with dozens of youngsters as she officially opened the new Magic Garden play area at Hampton Court Palace. During her tour of the area – which has been designed with Tudor myths, legends and staying in mind – by architect Robert Myers, Kate spent time chatting with children who were invited to give the various activities their test-run. While speaking to children at one … Continue reading
Prince Henrik of Denmark, the son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, today celebrates his seventh birthday. Two new photographs of the young man, taken on April 29 by Steen Brogaard, have been released by the Danish Royal Court. Henrik, who is ninth in line to the Danish throne, was born in 2009 at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. He has two older half-brothers, Nikolai and Felix, and a younger sister, Athena.
Crown Prince Frederik took his elder daughter Princess Isabella to this evening’s Adele concert at the Forum in Copenhagen. The father-daughter duo arrived just before the show began with a group of close friends, and the young Princess appeared to greatly enjoy herself according to reports – Isabella sang along to many of the British star’s hit songs and even recorded some of them on her mobile phone. Frederik and … Continue reading
The Queen of Spain was at the Autonomous University of Madrid today to visit the Research Institute of Food Science’s facilities. Dressed in a pale grey pant suit first seen in Puerto Rico earlier this year, Queen Letizia was shown the Institute’s lab rooms where they research food sciences and promote technological developments which will benefit the field as well as wider society. Letizia, who is a Special Ambassador of … Continue reading
Prince Harry has made the journey to North America for this year’s Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida but first he paid a visit to Canada to launch the 2017 edition of the Games which will take place in Toronto. The Prince had an audience with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday to discuss plans for the Games, with the Prime Minister telling the press group that the Games are “an … Continue reading
Princess Ayah bint Feisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan & her husband Mr. Mohammad Talal Al-Halawani welcomed on May 2nd their first child, a baby girl named Raiyah. Little Raiyah Al-Halawani is the first grandchild of Prince Feisal bin al Hussein of Jordan who is the younger brother of king Abdullah II. She is also the first great-grandchild to princess Muna Al Hussein, the late king Hussein`s second wife & … Continue reading
Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan and Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco attended the Met Gala in New York on Monday, May 2. This year’s theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. Queen Rania wore a Valentino gown with her hair pulled back and soft hanging curls. Embed from Getty Images Charlotte Casiraghi choose a very colorful layered dress mixed with lace by designer Gucci.
Her Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan started the annual rearing of silkworms today at the Momijiyama Imperial Cocoonery within the Imperial Palace grounds, by placing silkworm eggs onto the branches of oak trees. This delicate task forms part of one of the traditions incumbent upon the Empress to carry out. It started back in 1871 by the consort of Emperor Meiji, Empress Dowager Shoken before being passed down to Empress … Continue reading
Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jestun Pema of Bhutan, together with other members of the royal family attended the first day of a special event in Bhutan called a “Tsechu” at the grounds of the Dordenma (sacred Buddhist statue) in Kuenselphondrang, just south of the capital city of Thimpu. Teschus are colourful religious festivals listing for several days and held throughout the year in each district … Continue reading
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Kensington Palace has published four photographs taken by the Duchess of Cambridge to mark the first birthday of Princess Charlotte, which is tomorrow. The photos were taken last month at Anmer Hall, the Cambridge family’s home in Norfolk. The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share new photographs of Princess Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/Hvnk7FYEFC — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 1, 2016 The Duke and Duchess are happy to be able to share … Continue reading
Queen Rania of Jordan attended the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception. Her Majesty wore a floor length black and white gown to the event that took place at the residence of the French Ambassador in Washington, DC. Embed from Getty Images Queen Rania at the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair Cocktail Reception Following The 2016 WHCA Dinner on April 30, 2016.
The Duchess of Cambridge is gracing the cover of British Vogue’s 100th anniversary issue. This is the first time that Catherine has participated in a fashion magazine photo shoot. The cover image shows a smiling Catherine dressed in a suede coat from Burberry and a black hat from Beyond Retro. In another photo, she’s wearing a red and black striped top from Petit Bateau. The casual images were taken by photographer Josh Olins and is a collaboration between British Vogue and Kate’s patronage, the National Portrait … Continue reading
The culmination of the King of Sweden’s week-long 70th birthday celebrations was a black-tie dinner this evening at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. As it was a private dinner, only the arrivals and greetings by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were broadcast and photographed, but this provided ample opportunities to observe the ladies’ gowns and tiara choices. And of course, a group photo of the King’s royal guests was … Continue reading
Eight-week old Prince Oscar of Sweden made his public debut today during a balcony appearance to celebrate his grandfather, King Carl Gustaf’s, 70th birthday. Ahhhh, hier ist Prinz OSCAR!Er feiert mit seiner Mama Victoria #kungen70 Bilder & Video: https://t.co/yCclHR8Axz pic.twitter.com/B9N1NONpQ9 — dana press photo a/s (@danapress_news) April 30, 2016 The little Prince was snuggly wrapped in a blanket and beanie in his mother Crown Princess Victoria’s arms as the Swedish … Continue reading
Today is King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden’s 70th birthday, and the day began this morning with a Te Deum service at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King was joined by his immediate family and siblings for the service which was lead by the Chaplain to the King, Johan Dalman, and the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish, Michael Bjerkhagen, as well as a number of foreign royal … Continue reading