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Queen Elizabeth II Lights VE Day ‘Beacon of Peace’

  May 9, 2015 at 4:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth II lit the first Victory in Europe (VE) Day ‘Beacon of Peace’ at the top of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park last night. View image | gettyimages.com The beacon, which was followed by over 200 other beacons lit shortly after around the United Kingdom, was lit in remembrance of the thousands who fought and died in World War II. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Royal Family Attend VE Day Commemorations

  May 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm by

Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family were today present at commemorations in both Luxembourg City and Paris to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended a ceremony at the Kanounenhiwel, Luxembourg’s national monument in honour of the 5,700 Luxembourgers who died in World War II and the suffering the people of Luxembourg faced during the Nazi occupation. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was also … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Poundbury

  May 8, 2015 at 9:28 pm by

Today, the Prince of Wales paid a visit to Poundbury, a town built on Duchy of Cornwall land in Dorset in accordance with his own views on town planning and urban regeneration. During his visit, Prince Charles opened the town’s new Cancer Institute. The Prince toured the facility and met with staff. He also presented the keys to the 250th home built in Poundbury to its new owners, Nathan and … Continue reading

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VE Day Marked in Norway By Harald, Haakon and Astrid

  May 8, 2015 at 6:08 pm by

King Harald has delivered a speech at celebrations at Akershus Fortress marking the anniversary of VE Day. “Peace is not a given. It is not today, and it was not 70 years ago. Behind the roaring on May Day in 1945 was the seriousness of what we had experienced and learned: that peace, freedom and democracy is not something we can take for granted. These values ​​must be built, protected – and, if necessary, defended with … Continue reading

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King Philippe Marks VE Day 70th Anniversary

  May 8, 2015 at 4:40 pm by

The King of the Belgians today was present at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). King Philippe laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which sits at base of the Congress Column in Brussels. View image | gettyimages.com V-E Day was the day the Allied Forces officially accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces in 1945. It marked the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Awards Scholarship in Copenhagen

  May 8, 2015 at 4:47 am by

Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary presented the ‘Crown Princess Mary Scholarship’ to two Australian students in a ceremony at the University of Copenhagen. Dressed in a dark grey blouse and trousers, the Crown Princess awarded this year’s scholarship to Morgan Leon Foulsham, from Macquarie University, and Cameron Hunter, from the University of Sydney. The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship was part of the wedding gift to the Crown Prince Couple from the … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Princess Elisabeth Turns 80

  May 8, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Princess Elisabeth, first cousin of Queen Margrethe II, today celebrates her 80th birthday. She was born in Copenhagen in 1935 to Prince Knud of Denmark and his wife Caroline-Mathilde, and was first grandchild of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine. Her full name is Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée. Two brothers, Ingolf and Christian, joined the family in 1940 and 1942. View image | gettyimages.com King … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Present Journalism Awards

  May 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today presented several journalism awards at the Casa del Lector in Madrid. The “Rey de España” and “Don Quijote” awards are presented to journalists of the Spanish and Portuguese languages from countries that make up the Latin American Community of Nations, as well as nations which Spain share considerable historical connections with. View image | gettyimages.com In his speech, King Felipe congratulated the award winners … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess Michael of Kent At Venice Biennale

  May 7, 2015 at 4:50 am by

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent last night attended a dinner in connection with the Venice Biennale, an annual art and cultural event held in Venice, Italy. The couple were guests at the dinner arranged by the Cini Foundation on the isle of San Giorgio Maggiore. View image | gettyimages.com Prince and Princess Michael at a dinner in Venice for the Venice Bienniale, May 6.

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Irene Urdangarín Has Her First Communion

  May 7, 2015 at 1:36 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca’s youngest child, daughter Irene, has had her first communion recently. Doña Irene celebrated the special religious occasion at the Church of Hermance on the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The family has lived in Geneva since summer 2013. Queen Sofia and Infanta Elena both travelled to Switzerland for the event. A photograph of Irene, her parents, siblings and grandmother was given exclusively to Hola! … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Spends Time In Sydney Before NZ Visit

  May 7, 2015 at 1:21 am by

Prince Harry has spent the final days of his military secondment with the Australian Defence Force in Sydney, today participating with a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House. The Prince, dressed in his combat fatigues, arrived at the Opera House via boat and was shown around the grounds by New South Wales’s Premier, Mike Baird. Around 500 people gathered at the Bennelong stairs to catch a glimpse of Harry before he … Continue reading

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Prince Michael of Baden is Engaged

  May 6, 2015 at 6:45 pm by

The youngest child of the Margrave and Margravine of Baden has announced his engagement. Prince Michael is engaged to his girlfriend of six years, Christina Höhne. The couple will marry this coming summer – some reports indicate that July is the marriage month – in a private ceremony in Salem. Prince Michael’s father, Margrave Maximilian, gave a brief quote to the press regarding the engagement: “The Margravine and I look forward … Continue reading

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British Royal Waxworks Unveiled in Washington, D.C.

  May 5, 2015 at 11:02 pm by

Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. has unveiled its newest waxworks, members of the British Royal Family. Four new wax figures – Queen Elizabeth, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – have gone on show. They will be displayed until August. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen’s figure replicates her official diamond jubilee portrait, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in black-tie evening wear (Catherine’s wax … Continue reading

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Anniversary of Liberation Day Marked in Denmark

  May 5, 2015 at 10:46 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim today marked the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day at ceremonies across Denmark. In the morning, Crown Prince Frederik attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Anchor at the Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Over 150 veterans and family members were present for the ceremony, which included a minute’s silence. Afterwards, the heir to the throne was joined by his wife Mary for a … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Remembrance Day Commemorations

  May 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have led commemorations on Remembrance Day in Amsterdam. View image | gettyimages.com The national commemoration is held at the Dam Square, where the King and Queen and other officials laid wreaths at the National Monument. Prime Minister Mark Rutte delivered a speech, in which he recalled a letter that his father, living in the Dutch East Indies, had received from his own parents during the war: … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Marks Danish WWII Liberation Anniversary

  May 4, 2015 at 6:06 pm by

Queen Margrethe II today attended a commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Denmark from German forces in World War Two. The Queen laid a wreath at the Mindelunden in Hellerup, which is the memorial to the Danish resistance fighters who died fighting against German occupation. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt delivered a speech, while the Home Guard Music Corp Copenhagen and the choir from the N. Zahles School performed during the event. … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Spanish Association Against Cancer Meeting

  May 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm by

As the honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today chaired a working meeting at their headquarters in Madrid. During the meeting, the attendees designed the strategic plan of the AECC’s Scientific Foundation for 2014-2020. Several Spanish scientists, doctors and researchers provided their views on cancer research to the foundation, including some via videoconference from the United States, in order to assist in creating the plan. View … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra Baptises New Lifeboat

  May 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra baptised her first watercraft this afternoon, under the proud gaze of her grandfather, King Harald. At the Honnørbrygga (Senior Pier) in Oslo Harbour, the Princess named the Norwegian Lifeboat Institution’s new lifeboat Elias. “I baptise you Elias. May luck follow you and your crew in your responsible work along the Norwegian coast,” Ingrid Alexandra declared before swinging the customary bottle of champagne towards the vessel. It took her three swings … Continue reading

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Baby Cambridge: She’s A Charlotte!

  May 4, 2015 at 10:15 am by

Kensington Palace have revealed the name of the newborn daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Charlotte. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana,” their Tweet said a short time ago. View image | gettyimages.com The names are with links to the Royal Family: Charlotte was the name of George IV, and is also the feminine form … Continue reading

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Baby Cambridge Makes Her Public Debut

  May 2, 2015 at 7:22 pm by

The newest addition to the Cambridge family has made her first public appearance, as she left hospital with her parents this evening. William, Catherine and their newborn daughter appeared on the steps outside the Lindo Wing’s main entrance to greet the waiting media before retreating back into the building. The Duchess – who gave birth at 8:34 this morning, local time – looked in high spirits, wearing a bespoke white … Continue reading

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