Coronet Belonging To Queen Victoria May Find New Home Outside UK

  August 28, 2016 at 8:25 am by

Queen Victoria's Sapphire Coronet

A historically significant diamond and sapphire coronet belonging to Queen Victoria has had a temporary export ban placed on it by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to prevent it from being sold to an overseas buyer who purchased the coronet for £5million. The Culture Minister, Matt Hancock, described the piece as “one of the most iconic jewels from a pivotal period in our history”. The export ban was … Continue reading

Tillykke med årsdagen! Crown Princess Mary Helps Celebrate Glostrup’s 825th Anniversary

  August 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

The town of Glostrup, west of Copenhagen, is celebrating it’s 825th anniversary this year, and Crown Princess Mary was on hand at a festival held specially to mark the milestone. Wearing a white lace dress and matching bolero jacket, the Crown Princess spent time being shown around the festival by Glostrup’s Mayor John Engelhardt, taking in karate and gymnastics showcases. Mary was presented with a book about the town during … Continue reading

Norwegian Crown Princely Family Attend ‘Passion For Ocean’ Festival

  August 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

The Norwegian Crown Princely Family

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit took their two younger children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, to the ‘Passion For Ocean’ festival at the Vippetangen on the port of Oslo. Several camps were spread out along the Vippetangen with the aim of “raising public awareness of the pleasures the ocean has to offer, and the dangers.” During the visit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus were … Continue reading

Henrik and Athena Join Mum Marie At Tønder Festival

  August 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm by

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim with their children at the Tonder Festival

Denmark’s young Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were at their mother’s side as she they visited this year’s Tønder Folk Music Festival in the south of the country. Prince Joachim also joined the family. After their official welcoming, the royal party headed over to the Open Air Zone, where they took in Irish band Husdon Taylor. Prince Henrik was given a boost by the mayor of Tønder, Henrik Frandsen, who sat him on … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Teenage Caroline and Albert Enjoy A Night Karting

  August 26, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Prince Albert and Princess Caroline

August 26, 1971: 14-year-old Princess Caroline and 13-year-old Prince Albert of Monaco spend the evening karting at the Siesta track in Antibes on the French Riviera. They were joined by their parents, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace.

Food, Food, Food: Princess Marie Opens ‘Better Food’ Summit in Copenhagen

  August 25, 2016 at 7:14 pm by

Princess Marie

Princess Marie tonight officially opened the ‘Better Food for More People’ food summit at the Copenhagen Town Hall; the aim of the summit is to create a dialogue “on how to unleash the full potential of gastronomy in the cities of the world”. It is being held as part of the Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival, of which Princess Marie is patron. She also delivered a speech during the opening ahead … Continue reading

New Portraits of Frederik and Mary Unveiled In Photographer’s Exhibition

  August 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

Two new gala portraits of the Danish Crown Prince Couple were unveiled today at an exhibition at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle. Crown Princess was in attendance, and was shown around the exhibition by it’s photographer, Marco Grob. ‘Marco Grob – Iconic Portraits’ showcases 70 of the Swiss-American’s works, which include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Donald Trump and Lady Gaga. New portraits of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess … Continue reading

The Cambridges Visit YoungMinds UK Helpine To Learn More On Children’s Mental Health

  August 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

A quiet visit to the YoungMinds UK helpline centre in London was on the agenda for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today, following yesterday’s engagements in Luton. William and Kate met with staff who take calls from parents ringing in to the charity to get advice and assistance regarding their children’s mental health, and were given a lesson in what the volunteers are taught so they can appropriately respond to parents’ enquiries. They … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit Celebrate Fifteen Years of Marriage

  August 25, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit on their wedding day

15 years ago today, Oslo was abuzz with the excitement of a royal wedding – that of Crown Prince Haakon and his fiancé Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby. The couple were married at the Oslo Cathedral by Bishop Gunnar Stålsett in front of dozens of Europe’s royals. Mette-Marit’s son, Marius, was page boy, while Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark served as the groom’s best man. Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s wedding dress will go down in history … Continue reading

William and Kate Enjoy Day in Luton

  August 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the day in Luton, north of London, for a day of engagements focusing on young people. Beginning at Youthscape in Bute Mills, William and Kate met with adolescents who have utilised the organisation’s services to get them through difficult times and spent time learning about support groups for self-harm. The couple also officially opened Youthscape’s new centre, which is also used as … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Receive Dutch Olympic Team

  August 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

Today, Wednesday August 24, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima received the medal winners of the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro. The ceremony took place at the Noordeinde Palace where the athletes were greeted by the Royal Couple. At the end of the visit took place an official photo in the stairs of the Palace. For the occasion the Queen worn an orange dress that was matched with the … Continue reading

Denmark’s Crown Princess Attends Stephen Hawking Lecture

  August 24, 2016 at 11:21 am by

Crown Princess Mary

A special lecture by Stephen W. Hawking was held at the DR Concert Hall today, among the 1800-strong audience was Crown Princess Mary. The lecture was entitled ‘Quantum Black Holes’ and discussed “the riddles of the universe with a focus on black holes”, what they are and if they exist in the way it is generally assumed by science. After the lecture, Mary – wearing a pale pink dress with a … Continue reading

Prince William: “Depth of Friendship” Between UK and Germany Won’t Fade Despite Brexit

  August 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm by

Prince William and Chancellor Merkel

The Duke of Cambridge has paid a one-day visit to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia today, where he attended a gala at Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Here, William gave a speech in which he spoke of the long-standing relationship between the United Kingdom and North Rhine-Westphalia, which was established 70 years ago by the British Military Government in the aftermath of World War Two. “Since that time, we have seen this Bundesland … Continue reading

Jordanian U17 Female Soccer Team Gets Training Visit From Queen Rania

  August 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm by

Queen Rania

Queen Rania of Jordan stopped by the Amman Stadium today to visit the training session of the country’s Under 17s Women’s National Football Team, who are currently preparing for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup that is going to be hosted in Jordan in September and October. The Queen wished the team well for the tournament, which is the first tournament of its kind to be hosted in the Middle East. The … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Prince Noah Donates Communion Money to Charity

  August 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm by

Prince Noah

Prince Noah of Luxembourg, the younger son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, has donated the money he received on the occasion of his communion to a refugee shelter in the village of Marienthal. His mother shared the news on her Instagram page, along with two photos from the day the family paid a visit to the shelter to make the donation. “I could not be more proud of my … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Visits Monet Exhibition in Charlottenlund

  August 23, 2016 at 2:13 pm by

Crown Princess Mary

The Ordrupgaard Museum in Charlottenlund, north of Copenhagen, held a preview today of their latest exhibition, Monet. Beyond Impressionism, which was attended by Crown Princess Mary. Dressed in a mint pleated dress with a lace coat over the top, the Crown Princess was tasked with officially opening the exhibition that will run until December 4, and is the largest exhibition of Monet works to be exhibited in Scandinavia. Mary was then given … Continue reading

Joachim and Marie Attend Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival

  August 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm by

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were present at the Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival’s “Top Dog Charity 2016” competition today, touring stalls before the Princess presented the winning ‘dog’ with their prize. Eight countries were competing, showcasing their best gourmet hot dogs. The Princess – patron of the Festival – looked very fresh and bright in a pair of white trousers matched with a leaf-print white blouse. She delivered the … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals Celebrate Their Country’s First Ever Olympic Medal

  August 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm by

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Although they were not present in Rio, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were delighted in sharing their nation’s joy on winning their first ever Olympic medal yesterday. King Abdullah II and his son Crown Prince Hussein were among the first to phone and congratulate the Jordanian athlete Ahmad Abughaush, 20, who made history when he won gold in the taekwondo -68kg event beating Russia’s Alexey Dinisenko 10-6. They both expressed their pride and happiness on … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: A Summer Holiday in Sweden With Grandmama

  August 19, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Princess Ingeborg and her Belgian grandchildren

August 19, 1937: Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, born a Princess of Denmark, helps her three Belgian grandchildren – Prince Baudouin, Princess Joséphine-Charlotte and Prince Albert – climb a mound of dirt and rocks in the garden of her home in Sweden in preparation for a photograph. The three children – who would eventually become Kings of Belgium and a Grand Duchess of Luxembourg – were Ingeborg’s grandchildren through her third daughter, … Continue reading

Go Sweden! Princess Madeleine Shares Photo of Nicolas Ahead of Gold Medal Match

  August 19, 2016 at 6:42 am by

Prince Nicolas

Sweden is going for gold tonight in the women’s football final at the Rio Olympics, and little Prince Nicolas appears to be a big fan! In a photo posted on Princess Madeleine’s Facebook page captioned, ‘Nicolas wishes the Swedish women’s football team all the best for tonight’s gold medal match!’, the 14-month-old is shown wearing the Swedish football kit while clutching a small football, a large grin on his face. … Continue reading

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