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Flashback Friday: Princess Irene’s 9th Birthday

  August 5, 2016 at 9:00 am by

August 5, 1948: Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands with their four daughters – Beatrix, Irene, Margriet and Christina – attend a photo call at Soestdijk Palace on Princess Irene’s 9th birthday.

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Royals Attend IOC President’s Dinner in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm by

The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, this evening hosted a dinner for IOC members at the Oceanico Convention Centre in Rio de Janeiro. Attending were Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife Crown Princess Mary (who wore a recycled printed dress from Hugo Boss), King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Olympic Games officially begin tomorrow evening, with the opening ceremony … Continue reading

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Spanish Summer Photo Session At Marivent Palace

  August 4, 2016 at 7:50 pm by

King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, this evening had their annual summer photo session at Marivent Palace, their residence on the island of Palma de Mallorca. Posing for photos in the Palace gardens, the family colour-coordinated in blues and whites: while trousers and a white and navy stripped blouse for the Queen, white trousers and a blue shirt for the King and cream … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Marks Luxembourg Team Arrival in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm by

As the Luxembourg Olympic Team arrived at the athlete’s village in Rio de Janeiro tonight for their official welcome, they were accompanied by Grand Duke Henri for the reception that followed. Brazilian dancers provided entertainment to welcome the latest teams to the village, ahead of the raising of the Luxembourg flag. Grand Duke Henri chatted with his country’s ten athletes during the reception. The Grand Duke is a member of … Continue reading

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Pastel Princess: Sofia Attends ‘Industry Day’ in Båstad

  August 4, 2016 at 11:18 am by

Swedish Princess Sofia today was present at a series of business seminars ‘A Sustainable Tomorrow’ at the Hotel Skansen in Båstad, in conjunction with the recent partnership announcement between her charity, Project Playground and Gränslösa Möten (Boundless Meetings). Wearing a very nice pastel pink and grey pleated blouse from Hugo Boss with simple black trousers, the Princess joined 300 others in listening to speakers including former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who discussed … Continue reading

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William, Kate and Harry Send TeamGB Good Luck As Princess Anne Attends Reception in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 8:46 am by

A video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry sending their support to TeamGB’s athletes in Rio has been released this morning. “We have some of the most passionate supporters in the world, and can’t wait to cheer on our athletes together this time in Rio,” Prince William says, while Harry calls the British athletes an “inspiration to us all” and encourages TeamGB to “top 2012”. Kate … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Sydney 2000

  August 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

The first Olympics of the new millennium were held in Sydney, Australia and several royals made the trek “Down Under” for the event (one even managed to find a wife – while another’s was in the pool!). Vamos!: Prince Felipe cheers on Spain’s men’s handball team during a match against Sweden. Also present are Queen Sofia, a pregnant Infanta Cristina and her eldest son Juan (starring wide-eyed at his uncle’s antics) … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Hands Out LEGO, Visits Danish Swimmers In Rio

  August 3, 2016 at 6:14 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark had a few events in today in Rio de Janeiro, first distributing LEGO to children at the EDI Institute for Child Development. 5,000 boxes of LEGO have been donated to 300 Brazilian schools as part of the VisitDenmark campaign and the Danish Business and Growth Ministry’s promotion. The Institute for Child Development runs the ‘Schools of Tomorrow’ program within Rio which provides children in the … Continue reading

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Prince Hisahito Joins Parents On Visit To Niigata Prefecture

  August 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

Japan’s 9-year-old Prince Hisahito has joined his parents, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, on a three-day visit to the Niigata Prefecture in the centre of the country. They paid a visit to the Niigata Prefectural Museum, where they were shown exhibitions focusing on the snowy life and culture of the prefecture, and got to inspect Jōmon period (12,000 BC-300BC) artefacts. The museum’s purpose is to teach visitors about the prefecture’s “anthropology, archaeology, folklore and history.” … Continue reading

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King Abdullah Meets with King Salman in Morocco

  August 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II departed on a working visit to both Morocco and Scotland today, and he has met with the King of Saudi Arabia during his stop in Tangier. The two leaders spoke of bilateral relations and the most recent developments in the Middle East. Afterwards, King Salman hosted a lunch in honour of his guest. King Abdullah will now head to Scotland, where he will be a special guest at … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Athens 2004

  August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games returned to their home country of Greece for the first time in over 100 years. Spain’s Queen Sofia shows off her snaps to former Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne brings her trusty sports uniform to Greece – a Team GB bucket hat and wrap-around sunglasses – as she watches the slalom canoe final. The Danes – Prince Henrik, Queen … Continue reading

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Another Big 3-0: Charlotte Casiraghi

  August 3, 2016 at 7:00 am by

A second royal celebrates their milestone thirtieth birthday today, Monaco’s Charlotte Casiraghi. Born to Princess Caroline of Monaco and her second husband Stefano Casiraghi, Charlotte has two brothers and one half-sister. After father was killed in a boating accident when she was four, Charlotte grew up in the small French village of  Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. She has long been a budding equestrienne, competing for several years in show jumping competitions. She has also worked as … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Prince Louis Turns Thirty

  August 3, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Prince Louis of Luxembourg, the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates his thirtieth birthday. He was born at the Maternité Grande- Duchesse Charlotte Hospital, and was educated in Luxembourg, Switzerland and the US before attending Richmond, the American International University in London, where he graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art in Communications. In September 2006, Louis married Tessy Antony – their … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Visits Youth Summer Camp

  August 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm by

Queen Silvia of Sweden has paid a visit to a youth summer camp organised by The World Childhood Foundation and the Deutsche Fernsehlotterie at the Erlebnispark Schloss Thurn in Heroldsbach, Germany. Wearing beige pants and an orange blazer, the Queen met privately with children attending the camp, where the leaders have been trained by experts from The World Childhood Foundation, and saw what activities they were doing. A brief photo session … Continue reading

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Danes Open Rio’s Danish Pavilion on Ipanema Beach

  August 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm by

A large contingent of Danish royals are currently in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Olympic Games beginning on Friday night, and they were all present at Ipanema Beach today for the official opening of the Danish Pavilion. Helped by his youngest nephew Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik cut the ribbon on the Pavilion which aims to promote Danish business, culture, sport and tourism during the Olympic Games. Watching on were … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Attend IOC Opening Session in Rio

  August 1, 2016 at 5:16 pm by

As a member of the International Olympic Committee, Crown Prince Frederik was present at the opening ceremony of the 129th IOC Session at the Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro. He was accompanied by his wife, Crown Princess Mary. Also present for the session was fellow IOC member Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Olympic Games begin on Friday, expect to see several more royals arrive by then to … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Diet Session Opened by the Japanese Emperor

  August 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm by

Emperor Akihito has opened the extraordinary Diet session in Tokyo today, welcoming newly elected lawmakers into the Upper House. The Emperor, as per tradition, delivered an opening speech in front of the individuals responsible for electing the country’s Prime Minister (Shinzō Abe remains in the Prime Ministership after taking the position in December 2012). It is believed the Emperor will make a televised address on August 8th in relation to recent … Continue reading

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Queen Anne of Romania Passes Away

  August 1, 2016 at 9:54 am by

Queen Anne of Romania has passed away at the age of 92, the Romanian Royal Family has announced today. She passed away at 13:45 local time August 1 at the hospital in Morges, Switzerland with four of her daughters by her bedside. Last rites were read yesterday by the priest from the Roman Catholic parish in the city. The statement also said that her husband, King Mihai I, had been with … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – London 2012

  August 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) begin on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A number of royals will be making the trip to Rio to support their athletes, see here for all forum Rio discussion. As a warm-up to the Games, the TRF Blog will be looking back to the best royal moments of the most recent four Olympics. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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