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Flashback Friday: The Shah and His Wife Arrive In England

  February 17, 2017 at 5:00 am by

February 17, 1955: The Queen Mary liner docks in Southampton, delivering a pair of very important guests to England – the Shah of Iran and his wife, the glamorous Queen Soraya.

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Princess Anne Helps Celebrate Cashmere Makers’ 250th Anniversary

  February 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm by

While on a visit to Yorkshire, the Princess Royal has helped to mark the 250th anniversary of Joshua Ellis & Co, one of the leading companies in Britain that produces handcrafted cashmere. Princess Anne met with staff who work in the company’s factory, learning about their processes and what products they make from cashmere and woollen cloth. The business first began production in 1767. The Princess is President of the UK … Continue reading

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Family Photos Released Of Danish Royals On Ski Vacation

  February 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm by

The Danish Royal Court has published on their social media accounts several photographs taken by Crown Princess Mary of her family during their annual winter holiday in Verbier, Switzerland. Photos show the Crown Prince and Princess’s four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – sitting together in the snow, while one shows the the five-year-old twins ready for the skiing lessons. Others include Crown Prince … Continue reading

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Queen Paola Breaks Hip In Fall, To Undergo Surgery

  February 16, 2017 at 11:27 am by

79-year-old Queen Paola has broken her hip in a nasty fall at her home, Belvédère Castle, the Belgian Royal Court said in a statement released today. The Queen will undergo surgery to fix the break on Friday at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels. She will require several months of rehabilitation, the Court has said. Queen Paola suffered a spinal fracture at the end of December when she took another fall. … Continue reading

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Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra Dies Aged 67

  February 15, 2017 at 5:28 pm by

The youngest brother of the head of the House of Bragança, Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra has passed away on February 14 at the age of 67. Infante Henrique had suffered from cancer for some time. According to the Portuguese media, he had also taken a fall last month which left him with traumatic brain injury. The Infante – whose parents were Duarte Nuno, Duke of Bragança and Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza – … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit The Province of Liège

  February 15, 2017 at 11:21 am by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians today visited the town of Verviers in the province of Liège. They paid visits to a number of local organisations whilst in the area. Their first stop was to Téléservice where they met people who have received support from the organisation, which focuses its services on the ‘social integration of people in precarious situations’. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were also able to take … Continue reading

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And The State Visits Keep Rolling In: A List Of Upcoming Events

  February 14, 2017 at 11:44 pm by

With today’s confirmation King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have accepted the invitation to pay a state visit to Denmark next month, the list of upcoming state visits across Europe has grown again. So that none get missed in the royal watching calendar, we’ve gathered all the necessary information below. State Visit from Canada to Sweden The Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, will be arriving in Sweden next week to … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Offers Valentine’s Wishes On Instagram

  February 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm by

The Queen of Jordan has wished her 2.8million Instagram followers a Happy Valentine’s Day, posting a photograph of herself and her husband King Abdullah with a cake topped with red roses. “May your hearts and homes always be filled with love and peace,” Queen Rania captioned the photograph. ربنا يجعل قلوبكم وبيوتكم دائما عامرة بالحب #حب ❤ May your hearts and homes always be filled with love and peace #Love … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Red: Princess Charlène Stuns At Laureus World Sports Awards

  February 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

On Valentine’s Day evening, the Princess of Monaco was stunning in a red Carolina Herrera evening gown as she attended the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards with her husband, Prince Albert II. The gown, with its sweetheart neckline and sweeping train, was perfect on the tall Charlène, who paired the dress with a pair of long diamond earrings. During the awards ceremony, both Prince Albert and Princess Charlène presented awards … Continue reading

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Camilla Hits The Dance Floor With Charity Volunteers In Bristol

  February 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall is never one to shy away from actively taking part in her royal engagements – she is the first to try local treats on offer, happy to make purchases at small market stalls if something catches her eye, and today, took to the dance floor for some swing dancing during her visit to Bristol. Camilla was a guest of honour at the Vintage Tea Party hosted … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Opens Nordic-Themed Children’s Library In London

  February 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm by

Princess Madeleine of Sweden today opened the new Library Room for Children at London’s Southbank Centre. The library is one of the projects being held in 2017 as part of the ‘Nordic Matters’ festival. The Princess, who was wearing a cream blouse with floral detailing and an attached capelet with a black skirt, spent time speaking with children under the age of ten who were present for the opening, discussing with them … Continue reading

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New Cyber Security Centre Opened By Queen Elizabeth in London

  February 14, 2017 at 10:52 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today visited the new National Cyber Security Centre in London, where the monarch officially opened the centre. The couple were given a tour of the NCSC, whose aim is “to make the UK the safest place to live and work online by reducing cyber security risk”. They watched a staffer demonstrate how a cyber attack is handled, and visited the ‘home of the … Continue reading

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King Felipe & Queen Letizia Attend Telefónica Foundation Project

  February 13, 2017 at 10:16 am by

At the Telefónica Building in Madrid today, the King and Queen of Spain attended the closure of the Telefónica Foundation’s research project into the economic value of the Spanish language. The purpose of the research project, which has been undertaken by the Foundation for ten years, was to “quantify economically the cultural value of having our language spoken by 500 million people”.  King Felipe gave a speech at the closing event, in … Continue reading

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Catherine Makes BAFTA Awards Debut in Alexander McQueen

  February 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge made her BAFTA Awards debut on Sunday evening, accompanying her husband to the prestigious event at the Royal Albert Hall. She wore a bespoke Alexander McQueen black floral evening gown with a tiered skirt and Bardot neckline. The dress was worn with a pair of statement diamond earrings with a pale pink central stone, and the diamond bracelet Queen Elizabeth received as a wedding gift from Prince … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Madrid

  February 12, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Location: Madrid, Kingdom of Spain Built: 1738 to 1755 Architects: Filippo Juvarra, Giovanni Battista Sacchetti Commissioned By: Felipe V of Spain Style: Baroque / Neoclassical Rooms: 3,000 plus On The Palace Grounds: Sabatini Gardens, Campo del Moro Gardens, Royal Armoury of Madrid, Royal Pharmacy Current Owner: The Spanish State Current Use: State ceremonies hosted by the Royal Family Fun Fact: The palace sits on the site of the Royal Alcázar of Madrid which burnt down in 1734 A full list of Palace … Continue reading

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New Portraits Released To Mark Princess Astrid’s 85th Birthday

  February 11, 2017 at 7:09 am by

The Norwegian Royal Court has released two new photographs of Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner to celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday. Taken at by Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen at the Royal Palace in Oslo, the photos show the Princess with her pet dog and in full gala attire in front of a portrait of her late mother, Crown Princess Märtha. Princess Astrid was born on February 12, 1932 as the second child … Continue reading

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‘Jorn + Munch’ Exhibition Receives Royal Opening From Queen Margrethe

  February 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

The Queen of Denmark today opened the new exhibition ‘Jorn + Munch’ at Silkeborg’s Museum Jorn. Wearing a brown suit with orange pinstripes, Queen Margrethe was given a tour by curator Karen Friis of the exhibition that features 60 Asger Jorn and 46 Edvard Munch artworks that were inspired by women, love and the Nordic landscape. As she left the museum, the art-loving Queen said that the exhibition “was worth … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Honours Mother’s Memory With Charity Donation

  February 10, 2017 at 7:10 am by

On the fortieth anniversary of her mother’s death, Princess Haya of Jordan, Sheika of Dubai announced a donation of 28million Jordanian Dinars ($USD39.5million) to the Tkiyet Um Ali, a charity whose aim is to end hunger and poverty in Jordan. “There is no more fitting way to celebrate their lives and continue their legacies by doing something they would have done themselves,” the Princess said in a statement, referencing both her … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Greek-Orléans Wedding In Italy

  February 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

February 10, 1929: In Palermo, Italy, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark and Princess Françoise of Orléans were married in a civil wedding ceremony. Their religious ceremony, which took much negotiating due to the couple’s differing religions, took place the following day. It was the second marriage for Prince Christopher, who had married the wealthy American Nancy Leeds in 1920 (she passed away in 1923). Christopher and Françoise had one child, … Continue reading

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Lady In Red: Queen Sofia Attends ‘La Traviata’ Opera In Valencia

  February 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm by

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia on Thursday evening, Queen Sofia of Spain attended a performance of the Giuseppe Verdi opera La Traviata. The Queen posed for photos on the red carpet with fashion designer Valentino Garavani, who designed the costumes of the opera, actress Monica Bellucci, and tenor Plácido Domingo. Sofia Coppola directed this version of the opera. Also attending were Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou and … Continue reading

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