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Flashback Friday: Princess Margaretha Opens Swedish Christmas Fair

  November 25, 2016 at 8:30 am by

November 25, 1966: Sweden’s Princess Margaretha opened the Swedish Christmas Fair at the Swedish Church Hall in London. She wore the Swedish national costume for the event, held in the country that became her home after she married an English businessman in 1964.

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Felipe and Letizia Present The ‘Rey Jaime I’ Awards

  November 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

During a visit to Valencia, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia presented the 28th edition of the Rey Jaime I Awards, which have the aim of promoting research and scientific development within Spain by “bringing together research, scientific and business entities”. The King gave a speech at the ceremony where he said it was time to “place research, development, innovation and entrepreneurship among the main priorities of our country” to … Continue reading

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Windsor Quartet Attend Duke of Edinburgh Awards Service of Thanksgiving

  November 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl and Countess of Wessex today were present at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Over 2,000 participants of the Awards over its six decades attended the service led by the Dean of Westminster, where Prince Edward gave a speech that thanked the Duke for his commitment to young … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Hampshire For Hospital Reopening

  November 24, 2016 at 3:56 pm by

A forest-green clad Duchess of Cornwall made her way to Hampshire today where she reopened a children’s cancer ward at a hospital in the region. The Piam Brown Children’s Cancer Ward at the Southhampton Children’s Hospital has undergone a £1.7 million refurbishment this year that took seven months. Camilla spent time chatting and playing with the children who are receiving treatment at the hospital. She also spoke with nurses and parents. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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Kolding Hospital Officially Opened By Crown Prince Frederik

  November 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik has officially opened the Kolding Hospital which is part of the extension and renovation of the previous hospital on the site. The new section of the hospital holds the emergency department, the chapel and a mother-child centre. After cutting the opening ribbon, Prince Frederik was given a tour of the new facilities, including the trauma room and wards, which has created 600 new jobs in the city. He … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales Attends New Syriac Orthodox Church Consecration

  November 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm by

The St Thomas Cathedral, a new Syriac Orthodox Church, was today consecrated in West London with Prince Charles in attendance. He joined 600 worshipers – including the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church – for the consecration service led by Archbishop Mor Athanasius Toma Dawod Dakkama, the United Kingdom’s Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church. In a speech he delivered during the service, Prince Charles said he found it “deeply … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Caribbean Tour: Day Four – St Kitts and Nevis

  November 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm by

The fourth day of his Caribbean tour took Prince Harry to St Kitts and Nevis today, seeing the islands’ gorgeous sights and meeting local schoolchildren. First, the Prince (who had arrived early aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight he is travelling on and was forced to wait aboard until the official party had arrived) was greeted in Port Zante by the Governor-General, Sir Tapley Seaton, before the two men inspected … Continue reading

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Brage Prize Presented By Princess Mette-Marit To Elisabeth Aasen

  November 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

Self-confessed book lover Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was on hand this evening to present the country’s highest literature prize, the Brage Prize, during a ceremony at Oslo’s Dance House. The honorary award for 2016 went to Elisabeth Aasen in recognition of her four-decade-long project to “find the women literary history forgot.” She has written a number of biographies on Norwegian female writers, as well as other non-fiction books. Crown … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Starts Three-Day Visit to Moldova with WHO

  November 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

As the patron of the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has today begun a three-day visit to Moldova, to highlight the country’s challenges with regards to vaccinations and child and maternal health. Touching down in Chisinau this afternoon, the Crown Princess – who is accompanied on the trip by WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Zuzsanna Jakab –  first had a meeting with the Moldovan Health … Continue reading

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Not A Cake One Sees Everyday: Prince Charles Hosts Charity Anniversary

  November 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm by

The Prince of Wales, as patron, today hosted a reception at Clarence House for the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, which is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. Charles had the attendees – including Absolutely Fabulous actress Jennifer Saunders and the charity’s founder Nina Barough – in fits of laughter when it came time to cut the celebratory cake, which was decorated with a pink glitter bra in icing. “I’ve … Continue reading

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A Royal Double Act At The Vatican: Silvia and Beatrix Open New Exhibition

  November 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm by

The exhibition ‘Rembrandt at the Vatican: Images from Heaven and Earth’ was opened today at the Vatican Museums by Sweden’s Queen Silvia with Dutch Princess Beatrix in attendance.  Both ladies were given a tour of the exhibition, which features a number of the painter’s pieces from the Zorn Museum in Sweden, along with a painting from the Kremer Collection in the Netherlands. It is the first exhibition of Rembrandt pieces … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Begins Caribbean Tour in Antigua and Barbuda

  November 21, 2016 at 6:25 pm by

Kicking off his two week tour of the Caribbean, Prince Harry landed in Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday afternoon, inspecting a military guard of honour at V.C. Bird International Airport before a reception with the Governor-General, Sir Rodney Williams, at Clarence House. The Prince’s first full day on the island began with by attending the Youth Sports Festival at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium alongside the country’s cricketing legends Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Andy Roberts and … Continue reading

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Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie Welcome Fourth Child

  November 21, 2016 at 9:12 am by

Princess Sophie of Prussia has recently given birth to her fourth child, a son, according to German media reports. The newborn – Sophie and her husband Prince Georg Friedrich’s third son – was born in Bremen, where the family live. Both mother and baby are said to be in good health. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie were married in August 2011. They welcomed twin sons, Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand, in … Continue reading

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Monaco Celebrates National Day With Traditional Ceremonies

  November 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

On Saturday, Monaco celebrated its National Day with all the traditional ceremonies that are held each year and attended by members of the Princely Family. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were joined by Princess Caroline, her four children – Andrea, Pierre and Charlotte Casiraghi and Princess Alexandra of Hanover – and two daughters-in-law – Tatiana Santo Domingo and Beatrice Borromeo – and Princess Stephanie with her son Louis Ducruet for a … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Wins IPSO Complaint Against Mail Online

  November 18, 2016 at 10:58 pm by

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has upheld a complaint made by Princess Beatrice of York against the MailOnline about an article published on their website in June. The article, ‘Beatrice makes a splash on yet ANOTHER day off! Princess dives into the sea in a very skimpy bikini as she enjoys a sunshine break on a yacht in Monaco’, included photographs taken with a long-range lens of the Princess, her … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Unveils Painting During Visit to Sandhurst

  November 18, 2016 at 5:26 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was in Camberley today, where she visited the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the unveiling of a new painting that marks the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps involvement in Operation Gritrock. Operation Gritrock was undertaken by the British, Irish and Canadian Armed Forces between October 2014 and November 2015 to eradicate the Ebola virus in West Africa. Sophie, in a full black ensemble with the badge … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Mødrehjælpen House

  November 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

As patron of Mødrehjælpen (Mother’s Help), Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today opened the organisation’s new centre in Vertebra, a district of Copenhagen. Wearing an all-black outfit, including a black cape with large silver jewelled embellishments on the pockets, the Princess – who has been patron of the organisation since 2007 – spent time speaking with staff and women who have received assistance from the organisation. Mødrehjælpen provides assistance to families, single … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Host Audience Marking 60 Years of Television Española

  November 18, 2016 at 2:35 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain welcomed representatives of Television Española to Zarzuela Palace today for an audience, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of their first official television broadcast, which was on October 28, 1956. Among those present for the audience was José Antonio Sánchez Dominguez, the president of RTVE (Spanish Radio and Television Corporation) that oversees both public television and radio in Spain. Queen Letizia kept her outfit simple, yet chic … Continue reading

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New Photos of The ‘Triple A Team’ Released By the RVD

  November 17, 2016 at 7:36 am by

The RVD has today released a new series of photographs of the ‘A Team’ – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. Taken recently by Jeroen van der Meyde at Het Oude Loo in Apeldoorn, the series features a group photo of all three princesses, as well as individual shots. Nieuwe foto van prinsessen Amalia(12), Alexia(11) en Ariane(9)! #BlauwBloed #princessamalia #prinsesamalia #princessalexia #prinsesalexia #princessariane #prinsesariane #royal #royalty #sisters A post shared by Blauw … Continue reading

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“We Aren’t Moving Fast Enough”: Prince William’s Plea At IWT Conference in Vietnam

  November 17, 2016 at 7:22 am by

The Duke of Cambridge has made a plea for faster and greater action to help combat the illegal poaching and wildlife trade during the third Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam today. In his speech at the opening of the conference, Prince William said that despite the increased collaborative efforts of the past two years since the first IWT in London, “rhinos, elephants, pangolin, lions – they are all … Continue reading

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