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An Awesome Foursome Visit to Wales

  June 7, 2016 at 5:24 pm by

A visit to Wales was on the agenda for the four most senior royals in Britain today, as Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for the opening of the Fifth Session of the National Assembly for Wales. “The Assembly can be proud of the way it has engaged with a broad audience across Wales and beyond, to create … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Catholic Queen Josefina

  June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am by

140 years ago, Queen Josefina of Sweden passed away at the age of 69. She is most well-known for her deeply held Catholic faith, as well as for the magnificent jewels that she brought to the Bernadotte family. After marrying Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden in 1823, Josefina – who was born in March 1807 to the first Duke of Leuchtenberg and his wife Princess Augusta of Bavaria – made a triumphant … Continue reading

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First Photos of The Bourbon-Parma Princess Gloria

  June 7, 2016 at 9:02 am by

The first photos of month-old Princess Gloria of Bourbon-Parma have been published today by Blauw Bloed. They show the newborn with her parents, Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória, and her elder sister Zita at the family’s home in Rome. Gloria was born on May 9th. Nieuwe familiefoto's prins Jaime! Bekijk ze nu: #blauwbloed — Blauw Bloed (@BlauwBloedtv) June 7, 2016

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Evening Concert Ends National Day Celebrations in Sweden

  June 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm by

Sweden’s National Day has ended with the traditional concert at Skansen, performed by several local music acts as well the Skansen Folk Dance group. The Royal Family – including Princess Estelle – made their way to the arena by horse-drawn carriage. The women were all wearing the blue and yellow Swedish national costume. Earlier in the day, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were present at the citizenship ceremony at Nacka … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Boxing Club To Highlight Benefits of Sport for Vulnerable Youth

  June 6, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

At a boxing club in south-east London, Prince Harry today met with a number of young people who have used the club to help improve their lives and help them feel empowered. The Prince spent time speaking with several boxers about what the Double Jab Amateur Boxing Club has done for them, and spoke the Club’s founder Patrick Harris about what the club was designed to achieve: discipline, a sense of … Continue reading

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Baby Prince Alexander Helps Open The Palace on Sweden’s National Day

  June 6, 2016 at 8:14 am by

Six-week-old Prince Alexander has joined his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, this morning for the official ‘opening of the palace gates’ to mark National Day. Held in his mother’s arms, Alexander did not appear to be fussed by the cheering crowds as Carl Philip and Sofia (wearing the Swedish national costume) welcomed the public to tour the Royal Palace of Stockholm, free of charge, as per tradition. Further … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Inspects Home Guard Officers…Including Daughter-in-Law Mary

  June 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

The Queen of Denmark today inspected officers from the Home Guard during a parade to conclude their 2016 land exercise in Fredericia. And among those 4,600 officers was Margrethe’s own daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mary, who joined the Home Guard in 2008 and is currently a Lieutenant. Queen Margrethe praised the Guard, who are made up of volunteers: “There is a lot of work involved to be a volunteer, and you … Continue reading

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Máxima and Willem-Alexander Attend Holland Festival

  June 5, 2016 at 6:35 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands last night attended the opening of the 69th Holland Festival, the country’s largest performing arts festival. Following the opening performance, King Willem-Aleander and Queen Máxima went backstage to meet the cast and directors of the show. Queen Máxima wore a coral and red floral printed dress with a boat neckline and a pleated a-line skirt. This was paired with red accessories.

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Queen Elizabeth Presents Epsom Derby Winner’s Trophy to The Aga Khan

  June 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm by

Dressed in a fresh cornflower blue and white outfit, Queen Elizabeth presented the winner’s trophy for The Derby to the Aga Khan during the Epsom Derby Festival. The Aga Khan’s horse Harzand was surprise winner for the race. Also in attendance for the day was the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra. They watched the races from the Royal Box, … Continue reading

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Catch Me If You Can! Princess Leonore Pays First Visit To Her Duchy

  June 3, 2016 at 9:36 am by

Two-year-old Princess Leonore had her parents, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, on their toes today during her premiere visit to her duchy, Gotland. While she was being introduced to Haidi af Gotland, the horse Leonore received as a christening gift from the Administrative Board of Gotland, the young Princess – in a blue and white pleated dress with a large blue bow in her blonde hair – was more interested in … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Simple Prussian Wedding in Bonn

  June 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

June 3, 1933: Prince Wilhlem of Prussia, eldest son of Wilhem, German Crown Prince and heir to the headship of the House of Hohenzollern, married his love Dorothea von Salviati in a simple church ceremony in Bonn. Wilhelm and Dorothea (front row, centre) with family members at the bride’s family home after their wedding ceremony The couple had met and fallen in love while attending the University of Bonn, but Wilhelm’s grandfather, the former … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Tie, Son? Prince Harry Gets A Scolding While Meeting WWII Veterans

  June 3, 2016 at 6:46 am by

Prince Harry received a telling-off during his visit to Southwark House in Hampshire yesterday, for not completing his outfit with a tie. “Where’s your bloody tie?” 91-year-old veteran Ivor Anderson jokingly scolded the Prince when he first saw him as Harry arrived to meet with 45 World War Two veterans who will be making the annual pilgrimage to the beaches of Normandy to mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings with charity D-Day … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Rocks Black Halter Dress At Fundraising Gala

  June 2, 2016 at 7:46 am by

Last night, Princess Eugenie York was in attendance for the Hope and Homes for Children ‘End the Silence’ fundraising gala at Abbey Road Studios. The charity’s aim is to assist children in several countries, mainly Central and Eastern Europe and Africa, grow up in safe environments. The Princess hit the red carpet wearing a black evening gown with a beaded halter neckline, her hair in a loose up-do. Also present were … Continue reading

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De Marichalar Children Join Grandfather At Charity Bullfight

  June 2, 2016 at 7:26 am by

Felipe and Victoria Federica de Marichalar accompanied their maternal grandfather, King Juan Carlos, to a charity bullfight at the La Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid yesterday. The charity bullfight that is part of the Festival of San Isidro is one of the most important events in the bullfighting calendar, as it raises money for hospitals to help provide treatment for disadvantaged people. Also in the royal box was Infanta … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Recycles Plum Dress As She and Felipe Present National Culture Awards

  June 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain recycled one of her best day-time outfits for the presentation ceremony of the National Culture Awards for 2014 and 2015 in Palencia. She repeated the plum Felipe Varela dress that was first worn back in 2009 during a visit of then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Joined by King Felipe VI, the Queen helped to hand out the awards to 60 laureates that were selected by the Ministry of Education, … Continue reading

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New Bust of Queen Elizabeth Unveiled in London

  June 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

A new bronze bust of Queen Elizabeth II has been unveiled by its inspiration today at the Honourable Artillery Company’s headquarters in London. The bust, created by Antony Dufort and showing the Queen in full gala evening wear, was commissioned to mark the Queen becoming the longest serving Captain-General of the Company, a position she has held since she came to the throne in 1952. She is also its first female … Continue reading

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On This Day: Royal Massacre in Nepal

  June 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

Fifteen years ago, a mass shooting at the Narayanhiti Palace in Kathmandu, the home of the former Nepalese Royal Family, claimed the lives of ten royals, including the King and Queen. The official inquest into the event found that the-then Crown Prince Dipendra opened fire during a family gathering at the Palace, where he had earlier been drinking and smoking hashish. The general consensus is that the reason behind the Prince’s … Continue reading

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Fulfilling His Promise: Harry Delivers US Soldier’s Invictus Medal To Hospital That Saved Her Life

  June 1, 2016 at 9:29 am by

Prince Harry delivered on a promise he made to US Sergeant Elizabeth Marks last month at the Invictus Games today, by delivering one of her Games gold medals to the staff of Papworth Hospital. The hospital saved her life back in 2014 just before the first Invictus Games. On the plane ride over to London, Marks fell seriously ill and was rushed to Papworth upon landing where she was put … Continue reading

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Princess Royal Leads Battle of Jutland Centenary Commemorations

  May 31, 2016 at 3:07 pm by

Joined by German President Joachim Gauck and the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Princess Royal has led commemorations in Orkney, Scotland to mark 100 years since the Battle of Jutland in the First World War. They, along with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, attended a service at St Magnus Cathedral before inspecting the Weeping Window sculpture that sits outside the Cathedral entrance and is made … Continue reading

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MPs in Denmark Don’t Want Queen Margrethe’s Grandchildren To Receive An Appanage (Which They Likely Wouldn’t Anyway…)

  May 31, 2016 at 10:24 am by

With Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s eldest grandchild, Prince Nikolai, turning 18 next year and becoming an adult, debate has been reignited in Denmark regarding whether or not the eight grandchildren of the 76-year-old monarch should receive their own appanage when they come of age. Spokespeople for the various political parties in the country have come out saying that only the monarch and the heir should receive government funding. “Simple mathematics … Continue reading

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