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Queen Letizia Attends ‘Zero Hunger: It Is Possible’ Conference at Complutense University

  June 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia was present at a conference focusing on the causes of world hunger at the University of Complutense’s campus in San Lorenzo de El Escorial today. The conference was part of the University’s summer course ‘Zero Hunger: It Is Possible’ which is being run in conjunction with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. The Queen is a Special Ambassador for Nutrition for the FAO. Letizia wore a ombre-esque blazer … Continue reading

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Elizabeth and Philip Continue Visit to Northern Ireland

  June 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have continued their visit to Northern Ireland, visiting Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills and Bellarena. They began the day at the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway, in County Antrim. After stopping at the Causeway Visitor Centre to see some exhibits and meet with staff, the Queen and the Duke then headed over to the actual site, which was formed by an ancient volcanic eruption. It … Continue reading

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Welcome to Morocco! Lalla Salma Greets Michelle Obama at Airport

  June 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma was on hand this evening to welcome US First Lady Michelle Obama to Morocco during her visit to several countries promoting education for girls. Wearing a lovely orange shirt dress, the wife of King Mohammed VI smiled broadly as she waited for Mrs Obama at Menara Airport in Marrakech. Mrs Obama is being accompanied on the trip – which first stopped in Liberia and will continue in Spain … Continue reading

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“I’m Still Alive” Quips Queen Elizabeth During Northern Ireland Visit

  June 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun a two-day visit to Northern Ireland, and the Queen was straight to the point in her response to Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness’ inquiry on how she was. “Well, I’m still alive…quite busy,” she said as she shook the Deputy’s hand during their meeting at Hillsborough Castle. It has been quite a busy few months for the 90-year-old monarch, whose milestone birthday … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Surprises Choir From Lesotho During Rehearsal For Sentebale Concert

  June 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm by

The Basotho Youth Choir from Lesotho were in for a surprise during their rehearsal at The Brit School with Joss Stone today, as Prince Harry dropped in unannounced to see how they were progressing. Slipping in quietly as the choir, which is supported by Sentebale, Prince Harry’s charity that helps disadvantaged children in Lesotho, rehearsed, the Prince went unnoticed for a brief moment, before Joss greeted him with a hug. Harry then … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Goes Aboard the USS Harry Truman

  June 27, 2016 at 11:16 am by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik has paid a visit to the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier that is currently stationed in the Mediterranean. He, along with the delegation led by the US’s Ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford, was given a tour of the carrier to learn about their operations and their current mission (which recently included carrying out airstrikes on ISIS targets) and got to meet several of the 6,000 crew … Continue reading

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Go You Red Devils! Philippe and Mathilde Cheer on Belgian Football Team

  June 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians were in the crowd on Sunday at the Stadium de Toulouse in Toulouse to watch the Belgian team take on Hungary in the round of 16 in the UEFA European Championship. The pair, wearing the Belgian colours, were rewarded for their enthusiastic cheers, as the Red Devils annihilated Hungary 4-0. Belgium will now face Wales in the quarter finals on Friday. #TousALille 4th finals #EURO2016 Congrats, proud … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Meets With David Cameron After UK Votes To Leave European Union

  June 24, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

Following the ‘Leave’ result of the UK’s European Union referendum, Queen Elizabeth II had a private audience with Prime Minister David Cameron today, after he announced his resignation. Her 13th Prime Minister will be installed by October. The Queen’s thoughts on the ‘Brexit’ are highly unlikely to be made public, as her role is to remain politically neutral. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson had earlier confirmed that no statement would be … Continue reading

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Audiences at Zarzuela with Felipe and Letizia

  June 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today held an audience at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid for the Committee of the Spanish Foundation of the United World Colleges, of which they are Royal Patrons. Among those present was the Committee’s president, Alberto Aza Arias, as well as representatives from Spanish organisations providing scholarships to students for 2016. United Wold Colleges works in over 125 countries worldwide to promote “peace through multicultural education”. … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Christening of Denmark’s Prince Frederik

  June 24, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On this day in 1968, Prince Frederik of Denmark, the month-old son of Princess Margrethe and Prince Henrik and the country’s future King, was christened at the Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen. His godparents were Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, Prince Georg of Denmark, Count Etienne de Laborde de Monpezat, Baron Maximillian de Watteville-Berckheim and Birgitta Juel Hillingsø.  

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National Day Celebrated in Luxembourg

  June 23, 2016 at 8:09 pm by

Following yesterday’s evening events to kick-off National Day, the main events were held today in Luxembourg to mark the occasion. First up was a ceremony at the Salle de concerts Grande-Duchesse Josephine-Charlotte in which awards and honours were presented to citizens of merit. Afterwards was the military parade at Avenue de la Liberté attended by the Grand Ducal and Hereditary Grand Ducal couples. The Te Deum at the Cathédral Notre-Dame followed, as per tradition. Luxembourg Grand … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals Mark Silver Jubilee in Trondheim

  June 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm by

The Norwegian Royal Family has celebrated the 25th anniversary of King Harald’s consecration in Trondheim, the city where the ceremony took place back in 1991. A commemorative church service was held this morning at the Nidaros Cathedral, the traditional site for consecrations of Norwegian Kings. King Harald and Queen Sonja were joined by their two children, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Martha Louise, with their families, as well as the King’s … Continue reading

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“The Example I Aspire To”: Prince Harry Praises His Grandmother At Young Leader’s Reception

  June 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

Prince Harry has called his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, “the example I aspire to and the standard by which I will judge my contribution” during a speech at the Queen’s Young Leaders award ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry – @QueensLeaders award recognises what you have achieved, not for yourselves, but for your communities — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 23, 2016 “I – like millions of others across the world … Continue reading

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King Felipe Marks 50 Years of Helicopter Units in Spanish Military

  June 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

The King of Spain has helped mark the 50th anniversary of helicopter units in the country’s armed forces in a ceremony at the Coronel Maté Base in Madrid. Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (Airmobile Armed Forces – FAMET) was established on July 10, 1965 and has evolved since. After inspecting a guard of honour, King Felipe presented the Coronel Maté award to the Brotherhood of FAMET Veterans. He also viewed an … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s National Day Celebrations Kick Off

  June 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm by

The two-day celebrations of Luxembourg’s National Day began today, with visits to Troisvierges and Esch-sur-Alzette by the Grand Ducal and Hereditary Grand Ducal Couples. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa first signed the Golden Book at the Town Hall, before 180 school children from the area performed them a song about welcoming people from all parts of the world. There was then wreath-laying ceremony before the couple headed … Continue reading

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A Hearty Welcome In Liverpool For Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

  June 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh received a rapturous welcome during their visit to Liverpool today for a day of engagements. The couple arrived by train, a number of locals gathering at the station to be among the first to catch a glimpse of the visiting royals, before heading to International Festival for Business where Elizabeth and Philip were shown several new technological items that were on display. It … Continue reading

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Spain’s Two Queens Celebrate Drug Foundation’s 30th Anniversary

  June 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm by

The current and former Queens of Spain – Letizia and Sofia – today were helped mark the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD) in a special ceremony in Madrid, which also honoured Queen Sofia’s work for the charity over the years. Queen Letizia, who wore a simple pale pink skirt and matching blouse with black chiffon detailing, praised FAD for “supporting all without hurting, or … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Not on Selection Short-List For Equestrian Team For Rio

  June 22, 2016 at 9:18 am by

Just days after Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg confirmed she would not be competing in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, it has also been announced that Zara Tindall has not been shortlisted to represent Team GB on the equestrian team. It is believed that, although Zara and her mount High Kingdom met the Olympic qualification requirements for selection, the horses’s health issues and fitness is the reason for Zara not being named on … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Joins Rugby Workshop in Manchester

  June 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm by

Alongside the English Under 20s rugby team, Prince Harry participated in a skills workshop in Stockport this afternoon. He joined a mass of local youngsters in a game of touch rugby, before taking part in a series of skill tests led by the Under 20s team (who are into the World Championship final). The workshop was held as part of the Rugby Football Union – of which Harry is vice-patron – … Continue reading

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Not The Best Birthday Present: Prince William Watches On As England Draws with Slovakia

  June 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm by

It wasn’t the 34th birthday present that Prince William may have hoped for, as England drew with Slovakia in their group match at the EURO Championships in Saint Etienne, France today. William attended the match in his role as President of the Football Association. Earlier in the day he sent the English team a pep-talk video, reminding them that “the nation is behind you.” The draw means that England finished second … Continue reading

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