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Princess Ashraf Pahlavi Passes Away Aged 96

  January 8, 2016 at 5:42 am by

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the twin sister of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza, passed away on January 7, it has been announced. The Princess, who was born in October 1919 as the fourth child of Reza Shah Pahlavi and Queen Tadj ol-Molouk, died of “old age” in her sleep in her European home, close advisor Robert F. Armao told The New York Times. Embed from Getty Images Princess Ashraf in New York, … Continue reading

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Rare Appearance By The Duchess of Kent As She Visits Flooded York

  January 6, 2016 at 8:46 pm by

The Duchess of Kent made a rare public appearance today when she paid a visit to the flood-hit cities of York and Tadcaster. Meeting with residents and volunteers at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York, the Duchess asked what they all did when the flooding began and praised the clean-up effort – which was still going on around her in the Hall, as the mud on the floor was mopped up. Later … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Attend Pascua Militar

  January 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today presided over the annual Pascua Militar parade in the Armoury Square of the Royal Palace of Madrid. Dressed in the Captain General uniform of the Spanish Military, Felipe VI reviewed the formation of the Royal Guard and took a 21-gun salute, with his wife – who wore a black dress with a lace overlay and a white jacket – by his side. It … Continue reading

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Prince George Has His First Day At Nursery School

  January 6, 2016 at 10:48 am by

Two-year-old Prince George of Cambridge has begun nursery school in Norfolk, with photographs released by Kensington Palace to mark the occasion. Wearing a navy blue quilted jacket and a light blue backpack over his shoulders, George is shown in front of the mural at Westacre Montessori School. Embed from Getty Images The two photos were taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Trusty Blue for Margrethe, Recycled White for Mary: Second New Year’s Court in Denmark

  January 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm by

The second New Year’s Court took place in Denmark this morning, and the two royal ladies present – Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary – both reached into their closets for their outfits instead of opting for something new. Queen Margrethe, hosting a Court for the judges of the Supreme Court, the Royal Life Guards and the Guard Hussar Regiment Officer Corps and then one for the diplomatic corps, donned … Continue reading

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“When Ant and Dec Met The Prince” Airs on ITV

  January 5, 2016 at 10:10 am by

A documentary hosted by Ant and Dec to mark the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust aired last night on ITV in Britain. It featured interviews with the Prince of Wales and his two sons – Princes William and Harry – and highlighted the work of the charitable organisation that helps young people with education and employment. Ant and Dec also accompanied Prince Charles on a number of engagements in 2015 … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Attend First New Year’s Court of 2016

  January 1, 2016 at 6:31 pm by

The Danish Royal Family have tonight attended the first New Year’s Court at Amalienborg Palace. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik hosted a gala banquet for members of government, members of the court and members of the Order of the Elephant. The Crown Prince Couple and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were present, each wearing the collar of the order signifying the formality of the occasion. Danish royals at new year reception … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik To Retire From Official Duties

  December 31, 2015 at 8:28 pm by

In her annual New Year’s speech, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark tonight announced that her husband, Prince Henrik, will be retiring from official duties relating to the Danish state. “My husband has made the decision that the time has now come for him to “slow down” – or, if I may use a common Danish term – to retire,” the Queen said during the televised broadcast, “Going forward, the Prince … Continue reading

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Pierre Casiraghi Competes in Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

  December 29, 2015 at 9:27 am by

Pierre Casiraghi has successfully competed in the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race, aboard the Italian yacht Maserati. The seventh in line to the throne of Monaco was one of the crew on Maserati, which crossed the line fourth, arriving in Hobart just before noon today, local time. Earlier in the week, Pierre spoke with reporters saying that “it has always been a dream” to compete in the race and that “it … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Christmas Church Service at Sandringham

  December 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm by

Another year, another Christmas at Sandringham for the Windsors. Today it was off to St Mary Magdalene’s Church on the Sandringham Estate for a pre-lunch church service. Embed from Getty Images The bulk of the royal family, including Lady Sarah Chatto and her family, walked the short distance to and from Sandringham House, to the delight of the 1,000-plus locals who gathered outside the church. Young James, Viscount Severn, the … Continue reading

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Japanese Emperor Celebrates Birthday

  December 23, 2015 at 8:49 pm by

The Emperor of Japan today celebrated his 82nd birthday, and was warmly celebrated by his family and the Japanese public. Appearing on the balcony of the Imperial Palace’s Chōwaden Reception Hall, Emperor Akihito briefly addressed the crowd of around 23,000 that had gathered below, wishing that “the coming year will be a bright one for everybody.” Empress Michiko, the Crown Prince Couple and Prince and Princess Akishino were also present on the … Continue reading

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Bernadottes Attend Swedish Academy’s Annual Gathering

  December 20, 2015 at 7:29 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family have attended the annual formal gathering of the Swedish Academy at the Stock Exchange in Stockholm. Arriving slightly behind schedule due to a car blocking the street, the Bernadottes entered the celebration and sat in the royal box as members of the Academy – which determines the Nobel Prize for Literature – delivered speeches, read poems and announced this year’s ‘Memorial Money’ winner as author Birger Sjöberg. … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings From Haga Palace

  December 18, 2015 at 7:57 am by

Princess Estelle has once again been the centre of seasonal greeting from Haga Palace, this time in photos and a video released by the royal court of her baking flat bread. Joined by her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, the three-year-old is seen wearing a red and white apron with a white headscarf brushing flour off of the bread round and helping her dad put the bread in … Continue reading

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New Photo From The Cambridges, As George Prepares For Nursery School

  December 18, 2015 at 7:43 am by

Kensington Palace has today released a new photograph of the Cambridge family, ahead of Christmas next week. William, Catherine, George and Charlotte are seen posing in the garden of Kensington Palace amongst the autumn leaves in the photo that was taken by Chris Jelf in late October. Embed from Getty Images The photo was accompanied by the announcement saying that Prince George will begin attending nursery school by the end … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace

  December 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm by

Another of Europe’s royal houses has marked the Christmas holidays, with Queen Elizabeth II hosting her annual Windsor family Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. Like they do every year, members of the extended Windsor clan were photographed as they drove – or walked, in the case of Sir Timothy Laurence and Lord Freddie Windsor – through the gates of the Palace upon their arrival for the event. Embed from Getty … Continue reading

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Albert and Charlene Play Santa Claus At Palace Gift-Giving

  December 16, 2015 at 3:44 pm by

Surrounded by dozens of red-capped children, Prince Albert and Princess Charlène of Monaco got into the Christmas spirit today, handing out gifts to children at the Princely Palace. Hugs and high-fives were also distributed by the princely couple, who were joined by two of Princess Stephanie’s children, Louis Ducruet and Camille Gottlieb. Embed from Getty Images Santa Claus also made an appearance at the event to further brighten the children’s … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Christmas Concert

  December 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – have attended the annual Christmas concert at the Royal Palace in Brussels today. The family, all the children matching in festive red and black, posed for photographs in front of the large Palace Christmas tree before the concert. Embed from Getty Images Afterwards they spent time chatting with the musicians, and … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Passes Air Cadets Role To Duchess of Cambridge

  December 16, 2015 at 5:51 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh today handed over one of his longest-held roles, that of Air Commodore-in-Chief of the RAF Air Training Cadets, to the Duchess of Cambridge. During an audience at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess accepted her first military-linked role, which according to Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty will allow her to see the “amazing work” performed by volunteers in delivering “a truly world-class cadet experience to many thousands of young … Continue reading

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Barbados Proposes Removal of Queen Elizabeth as Head of State

  December 15, 2015 at 8:43 am by

Politicians on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean have announced they are planning to have Queen Elizabeth II removed as the country’s head of state, a move they hope will take place on November 30 next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their independence. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is behind the push, having recently stated that it was “a little awkward” in 2015 for the country’s citizens to … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Nobel Prize Ceremony

  December 10, 2015 at 8:34 pm by

While the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded earlier in the day in Oslo, the Prizes in other categories were presented in Stockholm. The entire Swedish Royal Family were present for the glittering awards ceremony that takes place at the Stockholm Concert Hall, which was this year attended by close to 1,600 guess. King Carl XVI Gustaf presented each of the laureates with their Prizes. View image | gettyimages.com This year … Continue reading

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