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Queen and Princess Eugenie attend Maundy Thursday Service at Windsor Castle

  April 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm by

On April 18, Princess Eugenie accompanied her grandmother, the Queen, to the annual Maundy Thursday service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The Queen has been attending since the age of eight. Children from the nearby Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Berkshire presented the Queen and Princess Eugenie with flowers as they left the service before the Queen presented 93 pensioners with commemorative Maundy birthday coins for their … Continue reading

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British royals pay tribute to Notre Dame fire

  April 17, 2019 at 2:08 am by

On April 15, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was struck by a ravaging fire which destroyed the roof and spire of the 850 year-old cathedral, which is arguably one of the most significant religious sights in the world and attracts millions of tourists to Paris each year. In her letter to French President Macron, the Queen said that she and the Duke of Edinburgh were “deeply saddened” by the … Continue reading

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£1m stolen Bonaparte engagement ring found

  April 8, 2019 at 4:27 pm by

On April 7, it was reported that an engagement ring worth a million pounds was stolen from the car of Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon after his fiancée, Countess Olympia von Arco-Zinneberg, had left the ring in her bag in the car. The incident happened after they were due to meet their parents at the Hotel d’Aubusson in the sixth arrondissement of Paris. Their Mercedes GL was unlocked though the couple were … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge spends time working with British secret agencies

  April 7, 2019 at 3:53 pm by

Over the course of three weeks in March, the Duke of Cambridge worked with secret agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ; Kensington Palace revealed on April 7. Prince William worked with counter-terrorism operatives; where he analysed and carried out investigations. He also learnt about risks to the United Kingdom’s national security and economy. MI5 is the UK’s domestic counter-intelligence security agency whilst MI6 deals with counter-intelligence from abroad. GCHQ provides intelligence … Continue reading

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Duke of Sussex visits YMCA Ealing

  April 5, 2019 at 5:32 pm by

The Duke of Sussex visited the YMCA centre in Ealing, London on April 5, to participate in a discussion with representatives from Stonewall, The Mix, Safe Lives, Mermaids and Young Minds. At the event, Harry stated that “social media is more addictive than drugs and alcohol. Yes it is more dangerous because it is normalised and there are no restrictions. So we are in a really mind-altering time”, and also … Continue reading

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Family support Zara Tindall competing in horse trials

  March 24, 2019 at 5:51 pm by

On March 23, Zara Tindall’s immediate family turned out to support her at the Gatcombe Horse Trials as she competed with her horse Gladstone. The Phillips and Tindall families along with Princess Anne and Tim Lawrence were in attendance at the event, which appeared to be a fun day out for the children who were seen enjoying ice-cream and running around with each other. The trials span for two days … Continue reading

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Queen and Duchess of Cambridge at joint London engagement

  March 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm by

The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge opened Bush House at King’s College, London on March 19 on a joint engagement. Bush House previously shared headquarters with the BBC though is now being leased by King’s College, a public research university and is considered to be part of the “golden triangle” of English universities which includes Oxford and Cambridge. Bush House is the newest building on the university’s Strand campus. … Continue reading

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Lena Tindall christened in private ceremony

  March 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm by

On March 17, Lena Tindall, the second daughter and child of Princess Anne’s daughter Zara and her husband Mike Tindall was christened in a private ceremony at St. Nicholas’s Church in Cherington, Gloucestershire, near the Gatcombe Estate. The Duke of Sussex was reported to be one of Lena’s godparents, as he attended the christening with his wife Meghan, who is due to give birth next month. The Queen and other … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  March 17, 2019 at 6:03 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade hosted by the Irish Guards, of which the Duke is colonel, in Hounslow, West London. The Cambridges watched the century-old parade where the Duchess was greeted by the mascot of the Irish Guards, an Irish wolfhound named Domhnall. During their visit the Duke and Duchess also participated in a minute’s silence for the victims of the New … Continue reading

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Prince of Wales at Spanish impressionist exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

  March 13, 2019 at 5:53 pm by

On March 13, the Prince of Wales was accompanied by Queen Letizia of Spain as they attended an exhibition showcasing some of the works of Spanish impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. Prince Charles’s cousin Lady Sarah Chatto was also part of the entourage that showed the pair around the exhibition; which showcased portraits and landscapes including that of Princess Beatrice of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria and family celebrate name day

  March 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm by

On March 12, it was Crown Princess Victoria’s name day, which was celebrated with an official ceremony in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Name days in Sweden have as much of a significance to individuals as birthdays do and are celebrated in a similar fashion. Victoria’s name day falls on every March 12 in Sweden. Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar were also present at … Continue reading

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British royal family at Commonwealth Day service

  March 12, 2019 at 10:35 am by

On March 11; the Queen was joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were earlier also performing other related engagements, at a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, England. British Prime Minister Theresa May was also at the service, and band Clean Bandit gave a performance. Faith leaders, high commissioners, ambassadors as well … Continue reading

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Earl of Wessex given new title on birthday

  March 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm by

On March 10, the Earl of Wessex turned fifty-five and was given the Scottish title Earl of Forfar by the Queen in addition to his current title, the Earl of Wessex, which was granted to him when he married his wife, Sophie Rhys-Jones, in June 1999. The Earl of Forfar is a Scottish title that dates back to 1661 and was first created for the Douglas Family. Archibald Douglas was … Continue reading

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Surprise WE Day engagement for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

  March 6, 2019 at 6:19 pm by

On March 6, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprised crowds as they entered the stage of the WE Day celebrations at Wembley Arena; an event celebrating young people. Celebrities such as Naomi Campbell and Nicole Scherzinger also attended the event, which was founded in 1995 by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger and aims to bring young people together to discuss world issues and changes. The Duke performed a speech … Continue reading

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50th anniversary reception for Prince Charles as Prince of Wales

  March 6, 2019 at 6:14 pm by

On March 5, a reception was hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace to mark fifty years since her son Prince Charles became the Prince of Wales, a title he gained during a ceremony in 1968. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Princess Royal, the Earl and Countess of Snowdon as well as the British prime minister Theresa May, the Archbishop of Canterbury … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Morocco

  February 26, 2019 at 3:22 am by

From February 23 – 25, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook a visit to Morocco a week after the King and Queen of Spain also visited the country. On February 23, the Sussexes arrived at Casablanca Airport where they were offered traditional milk and dates upon arrival and then went on to meet fifteen-year-old Crown Prince Moulay Hassan at the Royal Residence of Rabat where they were staying. The … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle turns seven

  February 24, 2019 at 5:20 am by

On February 23, the Swedish royal court released two photographs of Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland, who turned seven. The photographs were taken by photographer Linda Broström and depicted Estelle and her brother, Prince Oscar, who is two years old, playing in a sleigh, whilst the second shows Estelle with her horse, a Welsh pony called Viktor. Princess Estelle was born on 23 February 2012 at the Karolinska University Hospital … Continue reading

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Funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne

  February 17, 2019 at 4:01 am by

On February 16, the funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne took place at the Saint-Pierre Church in Beloiel, Belgium. Princess Alix had passed away on 11 February at the age of 89 and leaves behind seven children, twenty grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, though one of her grandchildren, Prince Pedro of Brazil, was killed in a plane crash in 2006. Those attending the funeral were the Grand … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge at Mental Health in Education event

  February 13, 2019 at 4:26 pm by

On February 13, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a conference at Mercers Hall in London in aid of the Royal Foundation’s ‘Mental Health in Education’ programme. Delegates from the mental health and education sectors were present at the conference, where she said “and as we have heard today, it is therefore vital that we support teachers with their own wellbeing so that they can find the best level of care … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the BAFTAs

  February 11, 2019 at 5:54 pm by

On February 10, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honour at the BAFTA award ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Duchess of Cambridge rubbed shoulders with Olivia Colman, who won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite and co-star Rachel Weisz, who won Best Supporting Actress in the same film. Rami Malek was given the Best Actor award … Continue reading

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