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Palace Profile: Neuschwanstein Castle

  June 11, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Neuschwanstein above the village of Hohenschwangau Location: Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1868-1892 Architect: Eduard Riedel Commissioned By: Ludwig II of Bavaria Style: Romanesque Revival Rooms: 15 Current Owner: Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen for the Bavarian State Current Use: Tourist attraction Fun Fact: Despite the large amount of time and money Ludwig III spent on the Castle’s construction, he only spent eleven nights there before he died A full list of … Continue reading

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Margrethe and Henrik Celebrate Golden Wedding Aboard The Dannebrog

  June 10, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

The Queen and Prince Consort of Denmark have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary privately abroad the Danish royal yacht Dannebrog today. A few photographs of the couple were released on Saturday, as they relaxed on the ship and presented the Dannebrog crew with commemorative medals minted to mark the anniversary. All members of the royal family and the royal court have also received the medal.

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On Your Marks: Princess Mary At The Free From Bullying Relay

  June 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm by

As she does each year, Crown Princess Mary was present for the Free From Bullying Children’s Relay in Copenhagen’s Fælled Park on Saturday.  The Princess joined the over 1,800 children participating in a warm-up before starting the race, and then handed out medals to the children as they crossed the finish line. The purpose of the relay is to bring children together into one community, which “everyone is entitled to a place … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge Reviews Irish Guards Ahead of Trooping

  June 10, 2017 at 11:05 am by

At Horse Guards Parade today in London, the Duke of Cambridge took the Colonel’s Review ahead of next week’s Trooping the Colour, the official celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday. Prince William, astride his mount Wellesley, inspected the troops of the Irish Guards, the regiment of which he is Royal Colonel. He then joined the 1,400 troops from across the Household Division that will be taking part in Trooping the Colour … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden At 35: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  June 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Sweden’s Princess Madeleine today celebrates her thirty-fifth birthday. Her fashion choices over the years she has been undertaking royal engagements have been influenced by their time period (like the multitude of shiny satin evening gowns she and her sister Victoria wore in the mid-2000s), but in recent years, Madeleine has really hit her fashion stride. 5. The fact she was literally days away from giving birth did nothing to take away … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary, Margrethe and Henrik!

  June 10, 2017 at 2:00 am by

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, the Prince Consort today celebrate their golden wedding anniversary (50 years of marriage) – tillykke! The couple were married on June 10, 1967 at the Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen after getting engaged the previous October. The Bishop of Aalborg, Erik Jenson, led the wedding ceremony, which was attended by dozens of royals and nobles from around Europe (notably absent was the bride’s youngest sister, Queen Anne-Marie … Continue reading

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Abdication Law Approved By Japanese Parliament

  June 9, 2017 at 11:03 pm by

The Upper House of the Japanese Parliament on Friday approved a special law that will allow Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate within the next three years. It was the final step in granting the Emperor’s wish to retire, after he made his desire known in a television broadcast last August. It is expected the Emperor’s abdication will be set for December 2018, to coincide with his 85th birthday. It will … Continue reading

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King of Morocco Promotes Sister-in-Law To ‘Royal Highness’

  June 9, 2017 at 10:57 pm by

An official bulletin published by the Moroccan Royal Court on June 8th has announced that King Mohammed VI has promoted his sister-in-law, Lalla Oum Keltoum, to the style of Royal Highness. The change in her title was made in a Dahir (Royal Decree) dated March 14. The Dahir states the King wished to grant “the proper protocol position” to his sister-in-law. Princess Lalla Oum Keltoum is the wife of the King’s only brother, Prince Moulay Rachid. … Continue reading

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King Felipe Confirms Posthumous Order of Civil Merit To Spanish London Attack Victim

  June 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm by

At the Spanish Embassy in Kazakhstan on Friday, King Felipe VI signed a Royal Decree confirming the posthumous awarding of the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit to Ignacio Echeverría, the Spanish victim of last Saturday’s terrorist attack in London. Mr Echeverría, who worked for HBSC in London, was given the honour by the Spanish Government on recommendation by Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy to recognise his “heroic and exemplary act” … Continue reading

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A Royal Guard Inspection At Huseby Leir

  June 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm by

In the drizzling rain, King Harald V inspected the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde at their Oslo barracks, Huseby Leir, on Friday. He was accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon. The King went on to present annual awards to two guards. The Guard’s Watch, given to the ‘best guard of the year’, was awarded to Leading Private Siri Karine Borge Thøgersen, who is the first female to receive the honour since its inception in 1934. Lieutenant Even … Continue reading

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Queen of Bhutan Opens Bhutan-Thailand Festival

  June 9, 2017 at 11:31 am by

Bhutan’s Queen Jetsun Pema has attended the opening day of the first Bhutan-Thailand Festival at the Youth Development Fund Multipurpose Hall in Thimphu on Friday. The Queen was given a tour of the festival, which is being held to celebrate the friendships and “shared common spiritual heritage” between Bhutan and Thailand. Several of the festival’s exhibitions have been designed to focus on areas of cooperation between the two countries. Among the … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Visits Girlguiding Headquarters

  June 9, 2017 at 7:56 am by

On Thursday evening, the Countess of Wessex was present at a reception hosed by Girlguiding UK at their headquarters in London. Wearing a lovely deep blue peplum top and black skirt, Sophie chatted with Girlguiding advocates and staff about their work, and how girlguiding helps young women achieve their goals. Sophie has been the organisation’s President since 2003. The Countess of Wessex, President of @Girlguiding, has attended a reception at … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Japan Gains A New Crown Princess

  June 9, 2017 at 4:00 am by

On June 9, 1993, Japan gained a new Crown Princess as the country’s Crown Prince Naruhito married his long-time love, Masako Owada, in a traditional Shinto ceremony at the Kashikodokoro shrine in the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The newlywed couple, after changing from traditional Japanese wedding robes, then reported their marriage to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, the groom’s parents, who in accordance with tradition did not attend the actual ceremony. … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Presents ‘Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs’

  June 9, 2017 at 2:10 am by

As patron, Denmark’s Princess Marie presented the ‘Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs’ on Thursday at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. This year’s prize went to Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga, for her novel Our Lady of the Nile (Nilens Vor-Frue in its Danish publication).  The Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs is presented annually to promote knowledge in Denmark of the culture of French-speaking countries. Princess Marie of Denmark presented 2017 "Prix litteraire des Ambassadeurs" award with a … Continue reading

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Arise, Sir Leek! Camilla’s Day of Fun at The South of England Show

  June 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall had an intriguing day at the South of England Show on Thursday, what with all the knighting farm folk and petting stick insects she did. During her rounds of the show grounds, the Duchess came across Farmer Giles (actor Callum Arnott) who all but demanded the Duchess knight him – which she quickly did, with a leek. “‘Is that it? Just on the one shoulder? Oh, you’re not the … Continue reading

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Cool Blue: Infanta Elena Presents Children’s Painting Prizes

  June 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm by

Infanta Elena was fresh in shades of blue on Thursday as she presented the twenty-sixth annual National Heritage Child and Youth Painting Contest at the Palacio Real de El Pardo. The contest is aimed at primary and secondary school children, with the aim of helping them learn about locations important to Spain’s national heritage and the Spanish Crown. The artwork the students create must “reflect the interiors or exteriors” of these locations. … Continue reading

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Battle of Messines Centenary Commemorated by Prince William and Princess Astrid

  June 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm by

At the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines, Belgium on Wednesday, the Duke of Cambridge and Princess Astrid of Belgium commemorated 100 years of the Battle of Messines Ridge. The Taoiseach of Ireland, Enda Kelly, was also present. The Battle was the first where Irish soldiers from both the Unionist and Nationalists sides fought side-by-side. Prince William and Princess Astrid attended the commemoration service, before laying wreaths at the Round Tower in memory of … Continue reading

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“It’s Game On, Down Under!” Prince Harry Launches 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney

  June 7, 2017 at 7:12 am by

Prince Harry jokingly threw down the gauntlet today as he launched the 2018 Invictus Games at Admiralty House in Sydney, telling the Australian team that “it’s game on, down under” as they prep for both this year’s games and the next. In his speech, the Prince described the guilt he felt at being withdrawn from the front line in Afghanistan in February 2008 after his presence was revealed by an … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Lilian, Princess of Réthy

  June 7, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Lilian, Princess of Réthy, second wife of Belgium’s King Leopold III. She died at the age of 85 at the home she had shared with her husband, Domaine d’Argenteuil, in Waterloo. Her funeral a week later was held at the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, after which the Princess was interred – against her wishes – into the Royal Crypt there, beside King … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Family Celebrate National Day

  June 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family have today celebrated the country’s National Day with the usual celebrations in several cities. Prince Carl Philip kicked off the day in Stockholm, opening the doors to the Royal Palace for the traditional open day to the Palace where members of the public can visit for free. King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were meanwhile in Kronberg, where they visited Kosta Boda to mark its 275th anniversary … Continue reading

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