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Flashback Friday: Princess Anne Christened At Buckingham Palace

  October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Princess Anne of Edinburgh, later the Princess Royal, was christened on October 21, 1950 in Buckingham Palace’s Music Room by the Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett. Her godparents were Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Princess Andrew of Greece, Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Honourable Andrew Elphinstone.

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Felipe and Letizia Attend Princess of Asturias Awards Concert

  October 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

October brings the laureates of the Princess of Asturias Awards to Oviedo, and tonight was the annual pre-awards ceremony concert held at the Prince Felipe Auditorium. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were present for the concert, where Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’ was performed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation Choir and the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra. The Queen opted for a simple black cocktail … Continue reading

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King Abdullah and Princess Haya Inaugurate New Military Hospital in Ajloun

  October 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm by

The King of Jordan was today joined by his younger half-sister Princess Haya bint Al Hussein for the official opening of a new military hospital in Ajloun, a town in the north of Jordan, which has been named after the Princess. King Abdullah and Princess Haya were given a tour of the new hospital, which has 150 beds and 11 operation rooms that will allow the Royal Medical Services to provide … Continue reading

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A Visit From A Duchess To Mark Swindon175 Celebrations

  October 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the town of Swindon today to help commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town’s modern development. Her day began at Swindon Station, where she arrived on a Great Western Railway train, which had their workshops built in Swindon in 1841. Outside the Station, Camilla unveiled a plaque to mark the new name of the area outside which is now named after Sir Daniel Gooch … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Honours Fallen Metropolitan Police Officers

  October 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm by

The Metropolitan Police Annual Remembrance Ceremony was held this afternoon in Hendon with Prince Harry in attendance. He laid a wreath of flowers at the memorial that pays tribute to the 650 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, before reading Mary Elizabeth Frye’s poem Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep. Harry also planted a cherry tree in the memorial garden of the Hendon Training School, before spending … Continue reading

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Team GB Medalists Fêted At Buckingham Palace By The British Royals

  October 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic medalists from the recent Rio Games this evening at Buckingham Palace. The TeamGB athletes – including boxer Nicola Adams, the women’s gold medal winning hockey team, gymnast Max Whitlock, equestrian champion Lee Pearson, and show jumper Nick Skelton – were congratulated by a royal contingent comprised of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince … Continue reading

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New Photos of Danish Crown Princely Family in Greenlandic National Costumes

  October 17, 2016 at 7:56 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary celebrate their copper wedding anniversary – 12 and a half years – next month, and to mark the occasion they have posed with their four children for a new Post Greenland stamp. The family are wearing the traditional Greenlandic national costumes in the stamp, which was taken by Steen Brogaard and goes on sale today. Several other photos of the children during the … Continue reading

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King of Bhutan Pays His Respects To The Late King Bhumibol

  October 16, 2016 at 7:04 am by

King Jigme Khesar of Bhutan arrived in Bangkok last night with his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, and their eight-month-old son Prince Jigme Namgyel to pay their respects to the late Thai King, Bhumibol Adulyadej. They were greeted at the Suvarnabhumi Airport by the Deputy Prime Minister, Somkid Jatusripitak. This morning, King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema prayed at King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal urn in the Grand Palace. They also signed the book … Continue reading

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Body of King Bhumibol Returns To The Grand Palace Ahead of Traditional Bathing Ceremony

  October 14, 2016 at 9:13 pm by

As thousands of people lined the streets of Bangkok, the body of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was taken from the Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace ahead of the traditional bathing ceremony which forms part of Buddhist funeral rites. The convoy following the late King’s casket included Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and Queen Sirikit, who has not been seen in public for over a year. In the evening, the … Continue reading

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Danes Host Reception For Olympic and Paralympic Teams

  October 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm by

Over 200 members of Team Denmark that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games have been guests at a reception hosted by Queen Margrethe II at Christiansborg Palace. The team – whose athletes won 15 Olympic and 7 Paralympic medals in Rio – were also congratulated by Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. Queen Margrethe hosted today a reception for the Olympic … Continue reading

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A New Portrait of Elizabeth II To Mark Her 60 Year Patronage of The Red Cross

  October 14, 2016 at 5:57 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II has been patron of the British Red Cross for sixty years, and to mark the milestone, a portrait by artist Henry Ward has been unveiled by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle. It depicts the Queen sitting in the White Drawing Room of Windsor in her Garter Robes. Subtle references to the Red Cross and the connection between the organisation and the Royal Family are seen in a bust of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Elizabeth and Philip Visit The Great Wall

  October 14, 2016 at 8:00 am by

October 14, 1986: During the first visit of a British monarch to China, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh ensured they saw one of China’s most popular and well-known sites, the Great Wall. The couple are seen below at the Badaling section of the wall.

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Obituary: King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

  October 13, 2016 at 9:15 am by

The world’s longest reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was revered in his people, described by members of the public as ‘the heart of the country’. He has been a constant figure throughout decades of political instability and divisions, viewed as a unifying force. Born on December 5, 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts – the only monarch to be born on United States soil – Bhumibol Adulydaej was the youngest child … Continue reading

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Thailand’s King Bhumbiol Adulyadej Has Died, Palace Confirms

  October 13, 2016 at 7:55 am by

It has been confirmed this evening, local time, that King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has passed away at the age of 88. He was monarch for 70 years, having celebrated the milestone in June this year, and was the world’s longest reigning monarch. The late King’s health has been of major concern this past week, after a statement said that the King was on a ventilator after his blood pressure dropped during haemodialysis … Continue reading

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Princess Christina Diagnosed With Leukaemia

  October 13, 2016 at 6:11 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced this morning that Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson, sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf, has been diagnosed with chronic leukaemia and will undergo treatment this autumn. She will naturally be heavily reducing her official engagements over the coming months to focus on her health. The statement also said the Princess and her family hope the public understand the situation and allow her to complete her … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Celebrate A Rainy National Day In Madrid

  October 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

Spain has celebrated its National Day, and the wet weather did not dampen the spirits of King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their two daughters as they attended official ceremonies in Madrid. First was the royal family’s homage to the flag of Spain at the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo where they were joined by the President of the caretaker government, Mariano Rajoy. The King reviewed the troops, while his wife and daughters … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Foreign Solo Trip

  October 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge was in The Netherlands today, on her first solo trip abroad. She first had lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst, before continuing on to engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. At the Mauritshuis, Kate was shown the museum’s permanent collection which includes many pieces from the Dutch Golden Age, who artists include Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. After taking in Girl With A … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Rocks Leopard Print Dress Whilst On Working Visit To Argentina

  October 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm by

Not many could successfully pull off mint-green leopard, but leave it to Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to show everyone precisely how it should be done! The Queen donned the Givenchy design, paired with a simple pair of patent leather open-toe heels and a Chanel handbag, picking up on the black portion of the dress’s colour pallet, for the first day of her working visit to Argentina, which is being undertaken … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Receive Military Long Service Medals

  October 11, 2016 at 11:41 am by

During a special audience with the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (People), Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were presented with Long Service and Good Conduct medals from the British Armed Forces. The Queen received three medals – Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force – for her role as Commander-in-Chief of the three branches of the Armed Forces, while the Duke received a medal for … Continue reading

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William, Kate and Harry Ride The London Eye For Mental Health Day

  October 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

To mark World Mental Health Day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry have taken a ride on the London Eye with charities involved with their mental health initiative Heads Together. As their pod made its rotation, Prince Harry jokingly kept an eye out for Buckingham Palace – to check if his grandmother as at home or not (unfortunately the Royal Standard was not flying at the time, indicating … Continue reading

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